There’s a lot of talk of voting in this issue, and there will be even more in the next one, too
Just as autumn snuck up on everyone this year (who forgot to tell the atmosphere about normal seasonal temperatures?), we’ve somehow suddenly landed in October.
This week’s feature story fits neatly into the somewhat nebulous goal we’re always striving for here at The Uniter - which is to tell stories about this city, of those who love it and who are working to make it better.
I hesitate to make sweeping generalizations, but I think that by this, our third issue, we’re really getting a good momentum going at The Uniter.
There’s a chilliness and a busyness in the air, for those starting a new school year and for those continuing along over the hop of mid-September without any grand changes.
With this issue, The Uniter is officially 73 years old. None of us here now were there when it started, but we do have the archives to remind us of our humble roots.
While summer is, for many students, a time to save up for an eighth of a year's tuition (or five months rent) through the Federal Student Workers Program or Manitoba's Green Team program, for students with disabilities those living with mental illness and neurodivergent students, it is also a time of financial exclusion.
There are a handful of words or turns of phrase that are unofficially banned from our lexicon at The Uniter.
The theme behind this year’s urban issue title, “Streams of Thought,” is water.
For this, our last regular issue of this production year, we have some really strong contributions from our volunteers - both visual and written.
It may seem a little hasty to start talking about summer just a few days past the spring equinox with snow still falling and collecting on the ground.
We’ve got a bit of an accessibility theme happening in this issue.
Every Tuesday evening, the editors at The Uniter get together to share puns and review the last week of work.
We’re inching toward the first day of spring, and also toward the end of our production season.
Writing about music can sometimes feel like threading a needle with a live catfish.
Somewhat unintentionally, there’s a bit of a theme going through the issue this week.
Another campus-based newspaper, The Manitoban was in the news recently as a University of Manitoba Students’ Union councillor introduced – and then withdrew – a motion that would challenge the student levy funding the paper’s operations.
In these pages, we do our best to tell the stories that aren’t being told in other venues, but sometimes these stories need to move beyond the page. And in the coming weeks, we’ve got two events that hope to do just that.
We’re a little over halfway through the production year, but we’re not slowing down any.
After a little December break, we’re back in action with a very colourful issue for you.