Volume 75, Number 01

Published September 10, 2020

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  • A very new year

    The beginning of a new school year is often an opportunity to reflect on change.

  • The New Normal

    Until a few months ago, most students would probably have never imagined that going to university would mean sitting at home and attending a video call with their instructor.

  • CRITIPEG: Lovecraft Country

    Alongside the fun elements of Lovecraftian horror found in the first episode of HBO’s new show Lovecraft Country, important ideas concerning the intersection between race and literature are addressed in thoughtful ways.

  • Arts briefs

    Heat of the Hand // Empty the Fill! // Closet Space Market // Outdoor Dye Demo // Free Sundays at the WAG // Red Ribbon Walk & Run

  • Strong father, Strong Son

    Ian Bawa, local filmmaker and University of Winnipeg grad, is showing a new short film Strong Son at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) this month in its combined digital and in-person format.

  • Music does not stop

    Although this year has seen a major shift that impacts every part of life, one band is making it their mission to push through and maintain their goal.

  • Pandemic Pets

    Back in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, many services closed their doors, but the Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) soldiered on with their essential service of animal care and rescue. During this pandemic, many families have opened their homes to new pets.

  • City briefs

    September street closures // Correctional Worker Day // Diversity Foods, delivered // Refurbishing Whiteshell trails // $8M to detention centres // UWSA executives resign

  • Farewell to the Downtown Spirit

    On Sept. 6, all three routes of the Downtown Spirit were terminated. As Winnipeg’s only free bus line, its fleet covered popular downtown destinations including The Forks, the University of Winnipeg and parts of the Exchange District for inner-city residents, commuters and tourists. 

  • The student case for a basic income

    With the end of CERB benefits on Sept. 26 fast approaching, many Canadians are making the case for a universal basic income.

  • On-screen salutations

    When the University of Winnipeg officially announced that classes would be almost exclusively online for the 2020 fall semester, Sam Sarty and her team knew that they needed to think outside the box and inside the screen when planning Roll Call.

  • Waiting for the ball to be in court

    While some private gyms have resumed service as part of Manitoba’s reopening policies, the University of Winnipeg’s (U of W) athletics facilities and programs have remained closed, and varsity sports, including the Wesmen, may or may not happen during the winter 2021 semester. 

  • PROFile: Dr. Kathleen Venema

    During Dr. Kathleen Venema’s 19 years as an associate professor for the University of Winnipeg’s English department, her scholarly work shifted significantly. Now, Venema is focused on the intersection of written letters and illness narratives.

  • Collective grief and the individual

    “I can’t be grieving. I haven’t lost anyone.”

  • Prejudice in ‘the media’

    Years ago, I noticed a shift when I transitioned from working in sports media to writing daily news. I adjusted my tone and spent different hours in the office, but the most striking change happened on Tinder.

  • Horoscopes

    Mars in retrograde begins September 9