Charlie Morin

Features editor  

  • Confronting weight stigma

    Discrimination against a person’s weight or size, also known as sizeism, is an issue that affects many people in their day-to-day lives.

  • Tip abolition is not the answer

    A recent minimum wage hike in Ontario has Manitoban students hoping they’re next. Wage hikes go hand-in-hand with the tip abolition movement, a development unfavourable to servers

  • Dodgeball athletes defy gendered assumptions

    Lower-level dodgeball teams in Manitoba are co-ed and require a minimum of two female players on the court at all times.

  • Layer up for your commute

    Layers are key when it comes to dressing for winter cycling.

  • Hula Hooping culture picks up momentum

    Although first popularized in the ’60s, hula hooping has made a comeback in the 21st century as a popular form of both fitness and dance.

  • This year, resolve not to diet

    The new year is a time when many people resolve to change their lifestyle for the better, often resulting in a pledge to lose weight. However, the correlation of weight loss with success is false and contributes to sizeist discrimination.

  • Frosty festival pulls bands out of hibernation

    Big Fun Festival, a showcase of mostly local artists, is an incentive to get out of the house during the cold winter months.

  • Blood narratives

    Although their slogan is the all-inclusive interpellation “It’s in you to give,” Canadian Blood Services has strict criteria regarding donors. People with potential exposure to certain viruses, such as HIV, are excluded from the donation process

  • Pronouns in the classroom

    Students and professors may have noticed the increasing interest in employing correct gender pronouns, particularly gender-neutral pronouns such as the singular “they.”

  • Favourite local baker

    1. Suzanne Gessler, The Pennyloaf Bakery
    2. Amanda Kinden, Oh Doughnuts
    3. Jenna Rae, Jenna Rae Cakes

  • Favourite local chef

    1. Max Frank, Have a Nice Day
    2. Adam Donnelly, Segovia / Mandel Hitzer, deer + almond
    3. Ben Kramer, custom catering

  • Favourite local visual artist

    1. Gabrielle Funk
    2. Matea Radic
    3. TIE: Takashi Iwasaki / Colby Richardson

  • Overdose training sessions assist in harm reduction

    "We all know and love people that use drugs,” Veda Koncan, project coordinator at the Manitoba Harm Reduction Network (MHRN), says. 

  • Trivia nights celebrate knowledge

    Trivia nights are an opportunity for fans to gather and show their knowledge of their favourite show, movie or book. 

  • Reconsidering Black Friday

    The Friday following American Thanksgiving is widely known as Black Friday. But to some, it is celebrated as Black Friday’s antithesis, Buy Nothing Day.

  • Workshops show that improv is for everyone

    Improv is a life skill, according to Riva Billows, executive director of Common Crow Improv Co.

  • Queering sex toys

    According to Jack Lamon, sex is fundamental to everyone. The worker-owner at Come As You Are (CAYA), a co-operatively-run sex shop in Toronto, explains that to express one’s sexuality in today’s society is radical.

  • A conversation between art forms

    Contemporary dancers are branching out to collaborate with other art forms. According to Johanna Riley, interim company manager at Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers (WCD), this crossover is a natural evolution for the genre.

  • Building mechanical skills with Sister Cycle

    The Bike Dump is hosting a six-week series of workshops for women, trans*, femme and non-binary people. The series, called Sister Cycle, aims to empower these folks by teaching bicycle mechanics skills.

  • Know your scoby

    Kombucha has existed for hundreds of years, yet it is only just gaining popularity in Winnipeg. The strong, sweet tea is fermented by a bacterial culture called a Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast, affectionately known by its cute acronym, SCOBY.

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