Charlie Morin

Features editor  

  • Pop culture influences society

    Pop culture informs how people make sense of the world. It reveals what society believes about itself, but it can also be used as an instrument for effecting social change.

  • Poverty is everyone’s business

    Comedian Lara Rae believes it’s possible to address any topic with humour. This approach extends to serious topics, like poverty.

  • Licensed to wed

    Brenda McConaghy is a registered non-denominational marriage commissioner. She says that couples tend to see her as someone who can provide a personalized and accurate story about their relationship.

  • Theatrical adaptation

    Recently, theatres across Canada have begun to adapt their performances to accommodate guests with sensory sensitivities, which are often symptoms of autism spectrum disorder, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) and dementia

  • Laughing together with WOKE Comedy Hour

    WOKE Comedy Hour is held once a month at the Good Will Social Club. Occuring on Feb. 20 this month, WOKE showcases Indigenous folks and People of Colour, with an emphasis on women and non-binary individuals

  • Where to jam

    The options for musicians to rent practice space in Winnipeg are risky. The rental laws are ill-defined, which means that tenants rarely purchase insurance or sign a lease agreement, and rent is usually paid in cash

  • Screening Black narratives

    The very first Afro Prairie Film Festival, a weekend devoted to the screening of films featuring and created by Black individuals, takes place from Feb. 23 to 25 in Winnipeg.

  • A recipe for grooving

    Dizzy Mystics is a local rock-inspired band with funk, jazz, folk and ’70s metal influences.

  • Voyageur memes pour le fun

    @voyageurmemes is a Winnipeg-run Instagram page that posts relatable Franco-Manitoban content with voyageur flair.

  • Confronting weight stigma

    Discrimination against a person’s weight or size, also known as sizeism, is an issue that affects many people in their day-to-day lives.

  • Tip abolition is not the answer

    A recent minimum wage hike in Ontario has Manitoban students hoping they’re next. Wage hikes go hand-in-hand with the tip abolition movement, a development unfavourable to servers

  • Dodgeball athletes defy gendered assumptions

    Lower-level dodgeball teams in Manitoba are co-ed and require a minimum of two female players on the court at all times.

  • Layer up for your commute

    Layers are key when it comes to dressing for winter cycling.

  • Hula Hooping culture picks up momentum

    Although first popularized in the ’60s, hula hooping has made a comeback in the 21st century as a popular form of both fitness and dance.

  • This year, resolve not to diet

    The new year is a time when many people resolve to change their lifestyle for the better, often resulting in a pledge to lose weight. However, the correlation of weight loss with success is false and contributes to sizeist discrimination.

  • Frosty festival pulls bands out of hibernation

    Big Fun Festival, a showcase of mostly local artists, is an incentive to get out of the house during the cold winter months.

  • Blood narratives

    Although their slogan is the all-inclusive interpellation “It’s in you to give,” Canadian Blood Services has strict criteria regarding donors. People with potential exposure to certain viruses, such as HIV, are excluded from the donation process

  • Pronouns in the classroom

    Students and professors may have noticed the increasing interest in employing correct gender pronouns, particularly gender-neutral pronouns such as the singular “they.”

  • Favourite local baker

    1. Suzanne Gessler, The Pennyloaf Bakery
    2. Amanda Kinden, Oh Doughnuts
    3. Jenna Rae, Jenna Rae Cakes

  • Favourite local chef

    1. Max Frank, Have a Nice Day
    2. Adam Donnelly, Segovia / Mandel Hitzer, deer + almond
    3. Ben Kramer, custom catering

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