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Former UMSU president Al Turnbull. Graphic by Evan Tremblay.

Letter to the students

The Manitoban received this letter from outgoing University of Manitoba Students’ Union (UMSU) president Al Turnbull at the end of his term on April 30….




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The politics of fear

Every human action is rooted in either love or fear. It’s not a new or a particularly complicated analysis of the human condition, but it…


Photo by Carolyne Kroeker, staff.

UMSU needs a strategic plan

What will the University of Manitoba Students’ Union (UMSU) look like in 10 years? Five years? Next year? We don’t know because UMSU has no…



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Advocating for students

Earlier this academic year there was a fleeting debate in the Manitoban on the role of student unions in connection with political advocacy. Since that…


Graphic by: Evan Tremblay, staff

Being alone

This was originally going to be a very negative article about the students camping outside of University Centre for 5 Days for the Homeless. I…


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An epistle to the arts

I must begin with an apology For my utmost and true sincerity. My mind is at the mercy of my pen, (A weakness for the…