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Original cover art from the very first issue of the Manitoban printed in 1914

Celebrating a century of service

Happy 100, Manitoban (that's us)!

The Manitoban celebrates its centenary Wednesday, Nov. 5 – 100 years and counting covering issues that affect University of Manitoba students most. To mark the special day, members of the Manitoban’s design team have selected 10 pieces of cover art from issues dating back to the paper’s inaugural issue for this week’s centrefold. Flip the […]

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Photo credit Carolyne Kroeker. Students chalk it up to raise awareness about consent.

Let’s chalk about ‘No Means No’

Sidewalk chalk messages written on campus bring awareness of rape culture

Last Thursday, Oct. 30 University of Manitoba students used chalk to write messages about consent and rape culture in front of University Centre as part of the No Means No campaign. The campaign—which is being run in co-ordination with the Canadian Federation of Students—works to address sexual assault and rape culture on campus. About 15 […]

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Photo by Beibei Lu. UMSU and UMGSA executives with expert panelists from transit forum.

U-Pass passed in Winnipeg

Students' majority support in referendum confirms approval for participation from U of M, U of W

The final results of the referendum officially confirmed that Winnipeg students approve the universal transit pass (U-Pass) program. The majority vote by the University of Manitoba Students’ Union (UMSU), the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA), and the U of M Graduate Students’ Association (UMGSA) signalled to city council that the U-Pass was approved of […]

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Photo credit to Lauren Siddall.

Step into your culture zone with First Fridays

Every first Friday of the month, Winnipeg artists open their doors to the patrons of the Exchange

First Fridays in the Exchange offers Winnipeggers the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see inside the private quarters of an artist’s studio – or in this case, a once-a-month opportunity. Modelled after the First Fridays seen in other major cities across Canada and the United States, First Fridays in the Exchange breaks down the wall between the […]

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Photo provided by Audio Blood.

A Collage of sound: Indigo Joseph

Eclectic Regina band to come to Winnipeg following album release

Hailing from Regina, the four-piece band Indigo Joseph aims to keep listeners on their toes on their nationwide tour in support of their latest album, Collage. “We’re constantly switching instruments, we perform in two languages, we have two completely different styles of singers, so it’s easy to keep doing different stuff because we all like […]

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Photo credit to Lauren Siddall.

“A classic Shakespearean tragedy”: Titus Andronicus

The Black Hole Theatre brings violent tragedy Titus Andronicus to stage for first time in Winnipeg theatre history

“Vengeance is in my heart, death in my hand, blood and revenge are hammering in my head” – Titus Andronicus, 2.3.38-39 With Halloween in the past, the latest production at the Black Hole Theatre Company is giving you one more reason to be entertained by death and gore with the classic Shakespearian tragedy Titus Andronicus. […]

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Folk Fest in the City

Winnipeg Folk Festival to host third annual fundraising gala for community programs

While the 2015 Winnipeg Folk Festival still seems like ages away, the Winnipeg Folk Festival non-profit organization remains active. Holding their annual fundraising gala, Folk Fest in the City, on Nov.. 21 at the Fairmont, the organization hopes to raise funds and awareness for their community programs in Winnipeg. Going into its third year, the […]

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Photo credit to Kelly Teacher.

The Staves: Blood I Bled

British sisters release intricate and enchanting EP

With their perfect three-part harmonies, charming melodies, and unique twist on folk-rock, the Staves’ masterfully crafted songs can make a listener close their eyes and imagine that this is as close to heaven as it gets. The Staves are Emily, Jessica, and Camilla Staveley-Taylor, a talented trio of sisters born in Watford, England. The British […]

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Reforming concert etiquette

Rules render classical music concerts inaccessible

Concert etiquette can be a touchy subject, especially among classical musicians. While classical musicians maintain a certain pride in the unspoken rules surrounding concert, it’s possible that some of these rules have made the music inaccessible to those who are not familiar with them. A few good arguments are made by conductor Baldur Brönnimann in […]

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