Time flies…

...when you’re having fun, right? While we’ve had some wild weeks here at The Uniter, the good has far outweighed the hectic. And now – somehow – we’re almost at the midpoint of our publication year. 

This paper will be our last regular issue, as next week we’re devoting the whole paper to covering the winners of the Uniter 30 Readers Poll. We’ll be leaving the Uniter 30 issue (which comes out Dec. 3) in your hands until we’re back, hopefully refreshed and ringing in a new year of Uniters on January 7. 

And while we’re taking a break from printing in December, we’ll still be working hard organizing and promoting the Uniter Fiver, our annual contest that highlights new local musicians in Winnipeg. If your band (or solo act) is less than two years old, you could make it to the top five – or win! Submissions close Nov. 30, so visit uniter.ca/uniterfiver to throw your hat into the proverbial ring. 

While the midpoint seems like it might leave space for a short break, we’re definitely ramping up our efforts to get more awesome things going before we rest. 

Most of the students I’ve heard from are in a similar position – in the final crush of papers and exam prep, and trying to hold it all together for that final push. Outside of the university, there’s another seasonal rush beginning as well. The holiday lights are going up on Portage Ave., and retailers are pulling out all the stops to draw shoppers through their doors. 

Wherever you are and whatever you’re rushing through, we hope you can take a break to peruse our weekly offering of arts, news, comments and more. We’ve got a feature full of pictures in case your brains are tired, a sudoku if your brain needs a brief challenge, and many more pages of stories and reviews for your reading pleasure. 

– Anastasia Chipelski

Published in Volume 70, Number 12 of The Uniter (November 26, 2015)

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