Thomas Pashko

Managing editor  

  • Uniter 30 Outtakes

    It happens every year. It’s part of the nature of a poll that allows voters to type whatever they want into their ballot. We get some weird ones. We get some funny ones. We get some that are essentially the newspaper version of bathroom-stall graffiti.

  • Favourite University of Winnipeg course

    1. A billion-way tie

  • Favourite outdoor gathering place

    1. The Forks
    2. Munson Park
    3. Assiniboine Park

  • Favourite local achiever under 30

    1. Adam Fuhr
    2. Mahlet Cuff / Kayla Fernandes (tie)

  • Sweet, sweet newsprint

    It finally happened! The Uniter is back in print!

  • Safe from the wrecking ball

    In 2017, I wrote a cover feature for The Uniter about movie theatres in Winnipeg. In exploring the history of the city’s cinemas, I created a list of every movie theatre that had ever existed within the perimeter, eventually crafting an interactive map. While compiling that list, I was heartbroken by how many of these historic movie houses had been needlessly demolished.

  • Shameless self-promotion

    Every week, I jot down some thoughts in this space to serve as a weekly editorial note. This space is typically used to offer musings, opinions, stories or (occasionally) details about the editorial process.

  • Haircare and self-care

    It’s finally here. Whether you’ve been anticipating it or dreading it, there is snow on the ground in Winnipeg. Wednesday morning, I watched out my apartment window as the rain gradually transformed into fluffy white flakes.

  • Sore Losers

    The right-wing outrage machine is at it again, whining about election losses and undermining democratic processes. This time, it’s happening right here at Winnipeg’s Victoria Inn.

  • The Worst Kind of Time Travel

    If the past few years have taught me anything, it’s that we’re still fighting many of the battles I thought had been won long ago.

  • Windchill looming

    It finally happened. For the first time in 2021, on Tuesday night, I watched the number on my digital thermometer creep below freezing temperatures as I lay in bed, unable to sleep.

    My feelings about the cold are mixed. 

  • Punk’s not dead

    Do you like punk rock? How about feminism? Local Winnipeg history? If you do, then holy moly, get ready for a treat.

  • ‘Conversations about stigma’ are all talk

    In mid-September, Winnipeg-born singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk spoke to multiple media outlets about “ending the stigma around talking about mental health.” As Kreviazuk told CTV News Winnipeg, “I’ve always believed we’re only as strong as the person who’s having the most challenging time in our immediate family, in our community.

  • A new holiday

    It’s Friday. Friday! Friday?

    Yes, The Uniter is publishing a day later than usual this week. No, you don’t need to reset your watch. Do people still wear watches?

  • Well, that accomplished nothing

    In the ramp-up to the Canadian federal election on Monday, Sept. 20, politicians and news media alike were reminding voters that this would be the “most important” election of our lifetimes. But when the smoke cleared and the votes were tallied, it may well have been the least consequential election in Canadian history.

  • Campus briefs

    Undergraduate add/drop period // Study Skills Workshops // Wanted: Volunteer Notetakers // On a Waitlist? // Health Plan & U-Pass Updates // Pay Tuition the Easy Way // Apply now for Fall/Winter Awards // Use the MyVisit app

  • The wrong election

    On Sept. 20, Manitobans will, like the rest of Canada, head out to the polls to vote in the upcoming federal election. The election was called by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau two years early, a decision that left many Canadians scratching our heads. Conventional wisdom is that Trudeau, whose popularity rose due to his COVID-19 pandemic response, hoped to seize the moment and snag a majority government. The unpopular decision to call the election in the middle of said pandemic, however, has that popularity rapidly declining.

  • Campus briefs

    Undergraduate add/drop period // Study Skills Workshops // Student ID Cards // Wanted: Volunteer Notetakers // On a Waitlist? // UWSA's Health Plan and U-Pass Updates // Pay Tuition the Easy Way // Apply Now for Fall/Winter Awards // Use the myVisit app

  • One foot in the door

    This is different! Well, sort of.

  • Critipeg: Q: Into the Storm

    Airing on HBO, streaming on Crave

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