Graphic: Phillipp Fisch

Local businesses, not big-box stores, stimulate local economies

IKEA (that Swedish mega-store that sells cheap furniture that you struggle to assemble) opened a store in Winnipeg off of Kenaston this past year. It has become a conversation piece for Winnipeggers. Sadly, it was met with much love and excitement by the city, with politicians mechanically repeating the ways in which it would boost […]

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Graphic: Bram Keast

Hostility toward feminism blocks positive change

Examining Joni Mitchell's rejection of feminism on CBC Radio

One would think that with all the positive change brought about through feminism it would not get such a bad reputation, unfortunately that is not the case. A recent interview on CBC’s Q with Jian Ghomeshi revealed an offended Joni Mitchell, with feminism acting as the offender. The interview contained many quotable, inspired moments from […]

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Point/Counterpoint

The motion: Students Against Israeli Apartheid should be banned from campus (con)

UMSU’s recent decision to ban Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA) from campus represents a failing on the part of the council to differentiate between racism and discrimination, and legitimate criticism of state policy. Josh Morry, who tabled the motion to ban the group, argued that SAIA made him and several other Jewish students feel uncomfortable […]

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Comment_Point Counterpoint_Brad W

Point/Counterpoint

The motion: Students Against Israeli Apartheid should be banned from campus (pro)

Much has been said and written about UMSU’s historic decision to strip Students Against Israel Apartheid (SAIA) of its student group status and ban it from using UMSU spaces. The Ottawa Citizen wrote that UMSU showed “courage and moral integrity in opposing ignorance and intolerance.” On the other hand, many of the comments posted to […]

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City risking it all on Hydro Corridor

Author: Steve Snyder In recent months I am sure I have heard every reason why the rapid transit corridor should (or shouldn’t) go along the Hydro line. Of those reasons, the idea that the Parker/Hydro Corridor has greater opportunity for transit-oriented development (TOD) is the one that scares me the most. Nassim Taleb, a former […]

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What makes Evil Dead so scary

Deconstructing rape and mysogyny in the horror genre

The thrill of a good scary movie is one I can rarely deny. So when my friends asked me to go see Evil Dead I jumped on that bloodcurdling train without hesitation. Unfortunately, I just couldn’t enjoy the cheap scares this time around thanks to some other alarming themes that reared their ugly heads. The […]

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Photo by: Peter van der Sluijs

Stuck below a staircase and a workplace

Disabled versus unable

Last month, thanks to my history of cancer and multiple surgeries, I found myself back on crutches. I broke my foot just by walking on it – I like to live life on the edge. I went from feeling somewhat free and inspired to being back in a place where the mobility of my legs […]

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