politics

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…


Whose student experience?

Another UMSU election has come and gone. As tradition requires, students were bombarded with the fresh, enthusiastic faces of two different slates running to provide…


Why student politics matter

This year’s election for the University of Manitoba Students’ Union (UMSU) executive had a different character than usual. There was a sense that the stakes…


A higher empathy

Vincent Li has been a household name for years now, and has been the source of much debate in Manitoba, and all across Canada. In…


Parsing the Canadian history wars

Among the list of grievances critics of Prime Minister Stephen Harper inevitably trot out as further evidence of his profound, Machiavellian evil is the way…


Scrutinizing anti-anti-vaccination

Vaccines have been in the air recently. With the resurgence of anti-vaccination sentiment and the consequent outbreaks of diseases that had been largely forgotten in…


Dear prime minister

Dear Mr. Harper, It’s time I came clean. I love you. I’ve wanted to say it for a long time, but after reading bill C-51,…


Point/Counterpoint: Budget cuts

Point: Unsustainable spending has made budget cuts necessary Over the course of the last few months there has been a rising chorus of voices calling…