Photo by Shawn Coates

Big Horn Breakdown

New year, new cheer

A popular trend around this time of year is the “New Year’s resolution.” Most of you will likely be recommitting yourselves to the gym or healthier diets. In case you didn’t know, if you paid your tuition this semester, you now have access to the gym facilities, so get cracking! I’ve got another resolution for […]

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Graphic by Devon Kerslake

Bison Briefs

Winter break updates

Three’s the magic number The Bison men’s basketball team placed third at the48th annual Wesmen Classic for the second year in a row. The University of Alberta Golden Bears took first place after defeating our city rivals and tournament hosts, the University of Winnipeg. In quarter-final action, the Bisons defeated the University of Regina Cougars […]

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Graphic by Justin Ladia

Stop defining yourself

Post-secondary education is not a place for personal branding

If you’ve read a newspaper, visited the airport, or looked at any of the University of Manitoba’s official literature, you’ve almost certainly seen the “Trailblazer” ad campaign. Some of the ads feature pictures of students against imposing backgrounds. In the bottom right is the university’s logo. In the bottom left is the slogan “Define who […]

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Photo by David Moll

The best in the Canada West

Bison football upsets Calgary, wins first Hardy Cup title since 2007

The Hardy Cup has made its way back to the province of Manitoba. On Saturday afternoon, the University of Manitoba Bison football team dethroned the Calgary Dinos at the top of the Canada West conference, winning 27-15 at McMahon Stadium. The Hardy Cup win was the Bisons’ first since 2007, when they went on to […]

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Bison briefs

Hockey and volleyball

Men’s hockey The men’s hockey team took on the Calgary Dinos at home. Entering the matchup, the Dinos were sitting in second place in the Canada West, three spots ahead of the Bisons. Manitoba played an excellent game defensively in a 4-1 victory Friday night. Manitoba kept the Dinos to 20 shots and limited threatening […]

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Graphic by Keegan Steele

Attendance policies harmful

It's none of your business whether I go to class

In my first year at the University of Manitoba, I encountered something I had never imagined before. On arriving at my first English class and receiving a syllabus, I discovered that there was an attendance component to the course’s evaluation, to be enforced by calling the roll on three random days throughout the term. In […]

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re: Manitoban covers

The front page used to grab my attention with its eye-catching, colourful, and original design. It now lacks these qualities, and seems to remain constant as the weeks go by. The new three-row layout does no justice to the images it portrays, and the weeks just blend together. It’s difficult to identify the actual images […]

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On the road again

2014-15 Bison football playoff preview

For a second consecutive season, the University of Manitoba Bisons will take on the Saskatchewan Huskies in Canada West semi-final action. This year, however, Manitoba will be on the road. The Bisons haven’t had any luck away from Investors Group Field this season, posting an 0-4 record, and will look to change their fate this […]

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Bison briefs

Volleyball and men's hockey

Men’s volleyball The University of Manitoba Bison men’s volleyball team was in a tough test against the fourth-place Trinity Western Spartans this weekend. The Bisons entered the weekend on the bubble for one of the top four spots, but weren’t able to beat the Spartans. Manitoba pushed the Spartans to five sets both Friday and […]

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Big horn breakdown

Same group, new style

The Big Horns have been around for over a year now. The group started out with three students lathered in body paint, fur hats, and some extra energy to burn at a men’s hockey home opener and has since sprawled into a community of students with full fur costumes, customs, and camaraderie. The Big Horns […]

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