New year, same U

How you feel about the New Year can be a bit of a divisive topic, and there are few who feel truly neutral about the return to old routines or beginnings of new ones. On campus, many staffers returned to work after their winter break – some rejuvenated, some dejected as they faced the Mondayest of Mondays. 

As classes start up again, the ambient bustling in the halls has become somewhat contagious. If nothing else, we Winnipeggers know that we need to build some kind of buffer towards the world in January. We need to seek out some source of cheer, even if it’s as simple as welcoming each additional minute of daylight we collect. 

The poster boards have been cleared of old notices to make way for new events, and talk of the countdown to Festival du Voyageur is already beginning. We’re working out the finer details for the Uniter Fiver, our humble contribution to the rallying through January. Join us next week, Jan. 14, at The Good Will Social Club as we celebrate the five new local bands you’ve voted as your favourites. 

We’ve made a few changes here, and you’ll see a couple of new names on the masthead this week and next. But for the most part, we’re back to doing what we do: putting this weekly collection of stories together for your reading pleasure. 

If you’ve resolved to trying something new, our door is always open for volunteer writers, photographers and illustrators (see page 16 for more info). And if you think this shift of the calendar is just more of the same old, well then you just keep on keepin’ on. We’ll be in our homes and coffee shops and office caves working on the same mission we’ve had since September: making a better paper for you each week. 

– Anastasia Chipelski

Published in Volume 70, Number 14 of The Uniter (January 7, 2016)

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