Published September 10, 2015
This year, we want to keep giving you the local, alternative arts coverage that you’ve come to count on, and also renew our commitment to our humble home here on campus.
Heading back to school can be a flurry of commotion, of logistics, schedules, new faces and places. In all this bustling, it can be easy to overlook the work it takes behind the scenes for the campus to be ready for us. The University of Winnipeg campus has grown to fill 1.66 million square-feet, and all of those buildings are maintained by Physical Plant and their staff of 33.
University isn’t easy for anyone. Tuition is expensive, days are long and studying can feel like a full-time job. But few people have fought as hard as Kevin Settee to make a university education possible.
Access Pointe // Windows Collective // Edgar Heap of Birds // Living with the arts // Quiet Concerts
University isn’t just about education. It’s a meeting place, a chance for both new students and old hands to make connections and engage with communities they haven’t experienced before.
Finding your next favourite jam can sometimes be a bit of a pain. After you’ve hit up all your friends for their recommendations and sifted through countless YouTube videos, you might still be at a loss. Luckily, Manitoba Music is teaming up with The Good Will Social Club to do the work for you. The monthly New Music Night will bring in three local acts each month for just a $3 cover.
The Asper Centre for Theatre and Film at the University of Winnipeg will be thriving again with the energy of FemFest 2015. The festival showcases diverse voices through varying art forms for a week in September and emphasizes the work of women, both locally and nationally.
For students interested in film, Cinematheque is the place to go. Not only is it within walking distance of the University of Winnipeg (U of W), it shows a variety of what is going on in the industry
The documentary, The Wolfpack, gives an emotional look into the lives of six boys living in an apartment in New York with their sister and parents. With their father’s strict rules, one of the Angulo boys admits that the apartment can feel like a jail — there have been years when they didn’t leave.
Red Moon Road’s new album Sorrows and Glories is a folk/roots album that is equally delightful and mighty. Their first track 'Beauty In These Broken Bones’ starts the album off strong, blasting forth full of soul. Sheena’s explosively powerful vocals are undeniably robust and beautiful.
It would be easy to appraise this album in light of the recent disbanding of the band. It’s not terribly hard to, even on a cursory consideration of the lyrics, wonder if this wasn’t a long-simmering conflict that influenced the record.
September brings the turning of a new leaf as seasons move on, school starts and routines fall into a different beat. As times change and rearrange, why not do the same to your diet?
I’ll admit, alarm bells sounded in my head at the thought of writing an article on back-to-school fashion. Images flashed before my eyes: an all-consuming, ever-disposing fashion industry that maintains oppression through visibility and invisibility, yet back-to-school fashion.
Getting to Canada as an immigrant or refugee is the first part of a journey, but it can take a lot more work to set up a life here. Programs like the Global Welcome Centre (GWC), which is located on campus but also serves the greater community in Winnipeg, are here to help.
Sept 10, 2015 … Streeter. What’s the best thing about coming back to school?
International Powwow // West Broadway Youth Outreach Dreams Film Festival // Candidates debate at Portage Place // UWSA approves darkroom renovations // Five profs receive funding
Dr. Carlos D. Colorado has been teaching at the University of Winnipeg for six years, but he’s already taught the course of his dreams – twice.
Are you opinionated? Are you the one out of your friends who always seems to know what’s going on? Do you find yourself staying up late night after night, keeping up with current events? Well, look no further.
First-year students can expect a new component to their University of Winnipeg orientation. In accordance with the University of Winnipeg’s Sexual Misconduct Protocol, which was officially announced in March, all first-year students, Wesmen athletes, administrators, and members of the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) will undergo mandatory sexual misconduct training.
If the Maclean’s debate failed to produce a decisive moment or “knockout blow,” it did reveal one important truth: young people are not apathetic. We’re alienated from a political process that overlooks the most pressing issues we face.
Determining what to do with your life can be a daunting task, but through the thick of it, what really matters is that you do what fulfills you, even if it takes time to figure out what that is. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what I want in this life, and more of that time has been spent changing my mind than actually accomplishing my goals. But I’ve come to learn that education along the journey can be just as rewarding as reaching a destination.
There is a widespread assumption that if you want an education, you can just get a loan. But for independent students with other expenses like mortgages or car payments, paying for school is not always easy.
A feel-good comic about two unnamed characters and their delightful journeys through universally hilarious themes like hatred, misery, uncontrollable rage, disease and rash, delusion, agoraphobia, paranoia, jealousy, greed, bitterness, binge eating, slothfulness, and death, lots and lots of death; also, deformity, flatulence, boogers, nosebleeds, bowel movements, and the eating of unappetizing things.