For a weekly paper, when we’re putting together an issue that will be out in the world for a full three months, it’s a big deal! The scope is wide, and we have a lot to tell you.
This year’s capstone issue, the Urban Issue, has a theme of Fractured City.
This is it, readers – the final chapter of this year’s regularly scheduled Uniter.
Many of the pieces you would usually find in The Uniter are, by most definitions, on the short side.
To be clear, the paper itself isn’t melting.
While The Uniter hits newsstands every week, there’s quite a bit that goes on behind the scenes to make each issue.
This issue straddles the end of February and beginning of March, a transition from deep winter to end-winter.
It’s been a busy time for students in the cold, cold days of winter.
Drumroll, please … our annual New Music Issue is finally here!
This Sunday, Feb. 3, we’re grateful to host another amazing cultural producer as part of the Uniter Speaker Series. Darla Contois will join us at the West End Cultural Centre for an afternoon conversation.
As this issue hits the stands, we’ll be in the tail end of January, a dark, cold month in Winnipeg.
We live in an age where our voices can be heard by the masses with just a few clicks of a button.
Over the next week, voting is open for this year’s Uniter Fiver contest. The top five finalists this year – Baseball Hero, Dinner Club, House Handshake, Jamboree and Mister K – were chosen from among this year’s open call to bands.
By now, it might be starting to sink in that it really is January. It really is a new year. And we really are back to whatever routines that entails … kind of.
This week’s issue is a special one, though its theme and format has shifted throughout the years.
There’s a subtle thread of shifts and changes running through some of the articles in this week’s issue.
For those not living in the context of an academic calendar, mid-November could seem like an odd time to start going on about almost being in January. We’ve barely even got enough snow to cover the grass!
That white stuff is swirling about outside, and it may prompt some Winnipeggers to turn their focus to more indoor activities – at least until we’ve collected enough ground cover for building snow sculptures!
This week’s cover story asks important questions about who records and collects history, and who can access it.
Simple turns of phrase or even the order in which a reporter introduces sources can hint at their inherent biases.