Thomas Pashko

Managing editor  

  • 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

  • Invisible Winnipeg

    Another publishing year is coming to an end.

  • A cautious return

    There are a lot of questions about what a return to humans on campus means for our newspaper. 

  • The things we take for granted

    This week, I went for my first haircut in nearly a year.

  • A hard look in the mirror

    Right-wing ‘cancel culture’ obsession can barely conceal its own racism

  • They don’t give a crap

    It’s a sad reality that racist heckling is considered acceptable in the Legislature while the word “crap” is verboten.

  • Winnipeg’s cultural tug-of-war

    The term “culture war” has been bandied about a lot in the last several years.

  • Signs of the Times

    The stories behind some of Winnipeg’s most iconic signage

  • Newfound horror hound

    Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve become a horror fan for the first time in my life.

  • A rolling doughnut

    It’s February in Winnipeg

  • Past and present

    We can make progress, but the work is never done

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