Plastic money, plastic world

I am not one to carry the big bills, even though my bills are often quite big. Especially rent. As my partner pays the rent and I have to pay her my share, I spent the last banking day of the year shuttling between my credit union and her bank, transferring hard Canadian currency; the […]

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ASBC tries to increase endowment fund

Students in the faculty of arts could have more money available to help pay for their university experience if the Arts Student Body Council (ASBC) decides to hold a referendum this semester. “The purpose of the referendum would be to have a portion of Arts students tuition contribute to the faculty of arts endowment fund,” […]

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Prostate cancer roundup

Welcome to Movember, the month-long moustache-growing extravaganza raising awareness and money for men’s health issues — especially prostate cancer. Since its beginning in 2003, the movement has raised US$176 million, and last year alone saw over 440,000 participants. The U.S. National Cancer Institute estimates that in 2011, 240,890 men will have been diagnosed with prostate […]

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All together now

The government of Greece, pushed by the European Union and the International Monetary Fund, has imposed tough austerity measures upon the Mediterranean nation. Sales taxes have gone up, wages have gone down, as has government spending. The combination of these actions has resulted in large protests. Why is the government of Greece taking these actions? […]

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Paying more to park

People looking to park in N lot — on Chancellor’s Circle around the Administration building — may be in for a bit of a surprise. While parking in this area used to largely be free after 4:30 pm on weekdays and all day on weekends, visitors to the University will now have to pay a […]

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Trouble in the U.S. of A.

The future looks bleak for the economy of the United States. Currently, the U.S. is embroiled in a dispute about whether the decision by Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke to purchase US$ 600 billion in bonds is the correct move. It seems that the U.S. government is out of options, and the fact that it […]

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How to not break the bank

I, like most other students I know, am inexplicably poor. I’m not complaining, because I still have a roof over my head and food in my hand at this very moment, but it’s nice to have a little extra spending money — especially at this time of year. The holiday season can be quite expensive […]

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Word of the Week

An asset is something you own that you expect to provide you with an increased profit in the future. For example, if you purchase a home or have a mortgage, your long-term hope is that the housing market will rise so that when you have paid off your mortgage your house will have risen in […]

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UMSU votes to makeover awards roster

The campus isn’t the only thing receiving a radical makeover. The University of Manitoba Students’ Union awards are undergoing major changes, with a proposed increase of $4,000 for a total of $12,000 worth of awards. However, many students were unaware UMSU gave out such awards at all, and believe that bursaries and grants available to […]

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