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Graphic by Justin Ladia

What holiday season?

As we begin to set up our non-denominational holiday trees and paint the words “season’s greetings” in our windows, we are about to be inundated…


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Appreciating Marshall McLuhan

In its hundred-year history, the Manitoban has been the first step on the way to a professional career for numerous writers. But there is one…


Graphic: Bram Keast

Responding to Poloz

Last week Stephen Poloz, governor of the Bank of Canada, said to a House of Commons committee that out-of-work students should work for free to…


Graphic by Keegan Steele

Attendance policies harmful

In my first year at the University of Manitoba, I encountered something I had never imagined before. On arriving at my first English class and…


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re: Manitoban covers

The front page used to grab my attention with its eye-catching, colourful, and original design. It now lacks these qualities, and seems to remain constant…


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The facade of neutrality

In an article in the Nov. 12 issue of the Manitoban, “UMSU Gets it Right With Political Neutrality”, Ethan Cabel asserts that political action has…


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re: UMSU political neutrality

While there are many qualms that I would raise with Ethan Cabel’s recent article around the perceived political neutrality of student unions, I would first…



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Charisma ≠ innocence

When the CBC announced that they had ended their relationship with radio host Jian Ghomeshi, the Internet exploded, with fans of Ghomeshi tweeting their collective…