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.
While there has been a lot of talk of voting on campus and throughout the city, we’re hoping you still have a bit of steam left for one more round.
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.