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Beyond the evil

The Pakistani people must take a strong stand against the Taliban

Pakistan is in the headlines once again. On December 16, 2014, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, a notorious terrorist group, launched a deadly attack on a school killing 132 children in Peshawar, Pakistan. The alarming and heartbreaking attack has been condemned widely, including in Canada. Students from the University of Manitoba and the International College of Manitoba mourned […]

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For the students

Make your mark by contributing to the Manitoban

The story’s not unique: you’ve been told by your teacher or professor that you’re a “good writer.” You want to hone your writing skills beyond the academic realm but don’t know where to start.   The Manitoban exists for that purpose. When I was enrolled at the University of Manitoba as an English major, I […]

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Graphic by Bram Keast

Raindrops

Manitoban Literature Competition poetry runner-up

So simply we slip from the sky So fast can this plane, of friction and flame Vanquish us into vapour Not eviscerated, but evapourated Back to whence we came Cloud nine runs parallel to the ninth ring of Hell   But for a while we freely fall Plunging to uncertainty Beautifully, devastatingly free   In […]

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Life of Rye

Manitoban Literature Competition prose runner-up

It was a weird Thanksgiving. I peeled out of the driveway of my mother’s house in a LeBaron that she would never drive again. The last words I said to her were, “I’m leaving.” I raced down the gently winding street of my otherwise perfectly quiet gated community. The old divorced battle axes couldn’t open […]

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Graphic by Bradly Wohlgemuth

The Lovers of Valdaro

Manitoban Literature Competition poetry runner-up

Bright moon and sun Where two is one, Are Cosmic lovers leaping Rotating gaze Form nights and days, Fixed distance ever-keeping. Igniting the skies With watchful eyes, Bear witness to the sorrow Of the lovers’ embrace Whose unknowing face, Shall never know tomorrow. Two hearts entwined Till time unwind, A pair forever sleeping; It’s The […]

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Mixed

Manitoban Literature Competition poetry runner-up

In the wake of the scoop, I was born. Many dreams bestowed upon my back; decolonization, the dream but nightmare to some.   But who am I, of the mixed blood, to help those who reject me? I, too, have felt the same anger, have I not?   I was once known as half-breed, I […]

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Graphic by Bradly Wohlgemuth

Looking Out

Manitoban Literature Competition prose winner

“Can you please just get out of my way?” Melissa demanded. “Seriously, what the hell?” Amy objected as Melissa’s elbow dug into her ribs, jostling her away from the bathroom mirror. “I was in here first.” “Yeah, but Evan is going to be here soon,” Melissa said. She was already pulling her makeup kit out […]

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Graphic by Evan Tremblay

Slough

Manitoban Literature Competition poetry winner

  pulled from the depths of mire by contractions and gloved hands we emerge to brightness and uncertainty   a disruption of the stagnancy that reigns over a plain populated with thin trees like crooked cribposts or ancient tombstones lining the shores to watery wounds from a wanton glacier’s thrust that moved like we moved, […]

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Letter to the editor: UMSU on cuts

University of Manitoba students, The University of Manitoba administration has recently announced that cuts will be made in the upcoming budget. We would like to articulate the current position of the University of Manitoba Students’ Union. We are opposed to cuts. Our stance is not one of neutrality, but of rationality. As the sole representative […]

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Photo by Dana Hatherly

Robert-Falcon Ouellette wants indigenous university

Winnipeg political figure developing business plan for aboriginal-focused academic growth

Less than 48 hours following the day of the Winnipeg civic election which saw a third place finish for former mayoral candidate Robert-Falcon Ouellette—who just announced that he intends to run in the 2015 federal election with the Liberals for MP in the Winnipeg Centre riding—Ouellette said that he is developing a business plan to […]

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