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Winnipeg is nuts for RAW: almond

The pop-up restaurant is sold out for dinner, but there’s still brunch

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (which there’s no reason to do, it hasn’t hit -45 yet), you’ve heard about RAW: almond. In Winnipeg, we don’t do moderation – not when it comes to the weather, the length of our river trail, or the intensity with which we embrace our harsh winters. Enter RAW: […]

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Covering the spread

Thoughts on the upcoming Super Bowl, and the events surrounding it

When my mom asks me about a story in the NFL I know it must be a big deal. Larger than the Dez catch, the Seahawks comeback or even the Super Bowl itself, Deflate-Gate has taken on a life of its own. This week NFL investigators found 11 of the Patriots’ 12 footballs used in […]

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Graphic by Caroline Norman

Scientist movies are watered-down hagiography

The Hollywood treatment does not do justice to Turing and Hawking

Last year saw the release of two high-profile films about famous scientists: The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the ill-fated computer scientist Alan Turing, and The Theory of Everything, with Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking, the theoretical physicist. Both are up for several Academy Awards. With all the attention these films have received, it […]

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Re: UMGSA confusion

I would like to respond to an article in the Jan. 21, 2015 edition of the Manitoban titled “UMGSA confusion” by Ethan Cabel. The main points of this article revolve around excerpts taken from a leaked confidential resignation letter, and participation in the anti-cuts campaign with the Canadian Federation of Students MB (CFS-MB). A confidential […]

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Clash of civilizations?

In responding to the Charlie Hebdo shootings, best to avoid simplistic narratives of left and right

It is worth appreciating the immense outcry that has flooded the pages of broadsheets in the days following the senseless slaughter of satirists. A series of appraisals, explanations, and condemnations are in wide selection, and a simple inventory of this mass of text reveals a freedom of speech in recuperation. This diagnosis, however lacking it […]

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Graphic by Bram Keast

Against political hipsterism

Don't like how the debate is being conducted? Get involved!

In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo shootings, a number of political tropes have renewed their currency. There has been an awful lot of talk about freedom of speech and the freedom to offend. Almost as much has been said about the alleged racism of Charlie‘s cartoonists, France’s alleged discrimination against Muslims, and the disturbing […]

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UMSU reports on University of Manitoba budget cuts

UMSU, CFS-Manitoba co-operate with Stop the Cuts coalition

The University of Manitoba Students’ Union (UMSU) has settled its differences with the Canadian Federation of Students-Manitoba (CFS-MB) and is now supporting a CFS-MB-led coalition meant to oppose impending budget cuts at the University of Manitoba. In December 2014, UMSU vice-president internal Jeremiah Kopp told the Manitoban that “the CFS is irrelevant at the University […]

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Photo by Craig Adolphe. Hoe Down.

Close down to Hoe Down week

Aggies fill the house for annual Eat Y’er Hat social, 800 attend week’s biggest event

The University of Manitoba Faculty of Agriculture Students’ Organization (FASO) hosted their annual Eat Y’er Hat Social on Friday, Jan. 9 as the wrap-up to their Hoe Down week, which they host to welcome agriculture and food science students back to school. The event featured local band Jump the Clutch—a band comprised of U of […]

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Manitoba’s Council on Post-Secondary Education dissolved

CFS set to represent students, UMSU lobbies for representative on new advanced education advisory committee

The province has created an arm of government responsible for directing the long-term vision of Manitoba’s post-secondary education system. After dissolving the Council on Post-Secondary Education (COPSE) last year and replacing it with the advanced education advisory committee under the department of education and advanced learning, the new group begins its work this week. “Through […]

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Photo by Beibei Lu     UMSU Council Chambers, 176 Helen Glass Centre, where biweekly council meetings take place.

UMSU council reacts to withheld CFS fees

$640,000 in unremitted student fees spark questions of defederation

Some councillors of the University of Manitoba Students’ Union raised questions about the news of fees being withheld from the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) by UMSU at the council’s biweekly meeting on Jan. 12. Fees owed to the CFS are expected to amount to roughly $640,000 after including fees collected for the current winter […]

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