Re “Undergraduate research opportunities lacking on campus” – March 20, 2013

I am writing to comment on the story “Undergraduate research opportunities lacking on campus” in the March 20th edition of the Manitoban. I’d like to begin by congratulating Ms. Drewnik for her article and support her conclusion that having more research and work experience opportunities would be beneficial. My concern is that the choice of […]

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Re: Bullying

In writing this letter my goal is not to minimize the experiences of anyone bullied, but I would like to draw attention to the fact that being bullied for being “The tall geeky guy,” as Brian Pallister described his experience with bullying, is much different than a student like myself who faces the fear of […]

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Re: “We are more than the colour of our skin” by Spencer Fernando – November 7, 2012

I’d like respond to Spencer Fernando’s opinion piece, “Why we are more than the colour of our skin.” To be clear, I hadn’t heard about the creation of the racialized rep position before reading his article and I don’t have any personal stake in the issue. I simply wish to disagree with the analysis Spencer […]

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Re: “What we talk about when we’re talking about entitlement” – September 12, 2012

The University of Manitoba student newspaper has a clear mandate as stated on your website “The newspaper’s primary mandate is to report fairly and objectively on issues and events of importance and interest to the students of the University of Manitoba.” If this holds true then I suggest you take a look at page 10 […]

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Re: “Science and abortion”

People on the anti-abortion side who focus on quibbles over when human life begins and personhood gloss over a significant fact. There is an unquestionable (indeed, scientifically proven) life in this debate — the life of the pregnant woman, a person who is conspicuously and completely absent from Agnus Marie Lucus’s comment piece. When anti-abortionists […]

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Re: “Science and abortion”

Dear Manitoban, In my opinion, the author of “Science and abortion” has missed the point by opting to “talk about personhood later” in favour of a discussion of the “scientific method” and “human life.”  I really don’t think that it’s at all contentious that an embryo is “a life” in the sense of being alive […]

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