Volume 65, Number 19

Published February 10, 2011

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  • New Microsoft-powered student webmail vast improvement over IAM accounts

    The University of Winnipeg phased out the IAM student e-mail accounts on Feb. 4, replacing them with the Microsoft Live.edu system which mimics more popular webmail systems.

  • Telling the untellable

    A Film Unfinished is an unparalleled peek into the Warsaw Ghetto in its height, and also a disturbing account of the Nazi propaganda machine.

  • A modern look at Canada’s trading history

    Bare, straight-faced stares blend the constructed image of “Indian” with modern consumerism.

  • The cost of keeping campus radio alive

    Raising $50,000 in one week sounds like the plot to a heist movie, not something a campus radio station should be doing.

  • Time for activists to change their tune

    Debate often rages with regard to the role activism and protests play in a globalized society.

  • The trouble with the bottled water ban

    The problem with reforming a corporatized university is that any “progressive” reforms made are often passive ones that reek of double standards.

  • New Exchange District eatery lives up to its promise

    Spanish restaurants are popping up around Winnipeg, perhaps hinting towards the next food trend.

  • The glorious future to come

    Sometimes, when life gets me down, I like to think about the future to cheer myself up.

  • Following their artistic vision to the end

    While no longer a part of the house that bore the name Liptonia, the creativity derived from it has stayed with local musicians The Liptonians.

  • Scouring the TED waste bin

    With the TEDxManitoba event coming up on Feb. 15, there are a lot of powerful ideas waiting to be unleashed into the intellectual culture of Winnipeg.

  • Re: “Nobel Peace Prize nominee continues struggle for human rights” (Jan. 20, page 5)

    Sonya Howard’s article regarding David Matas’s work on organ harvesting in China was not an accurate portrayal of David Matas, the “Human Rights crusader.” The article’s starry-eyed praise for the man should be taken with a grain of salt.

  • Five stories of blindness

    For the last year I’ve been working on a photo project that has had a major impact on my life, and it started in the simplest of ways: grocery shopping.

  • Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has the greatest record collection of them all?

    Alan Zweig’s Vinyl is a look into the often neurotic personalities of record collectors, his own included.

  • Stayin’ classy in the club

    Maybe it’s just my inner 90-year-old-woman talking, but there’s power in showing a certain amount of class.

  • Boxer versus poet

    Surprise fellow bookworms: you can learn from physical activity, too.

  • Fun profs and the students who love them

    University is marketed as an experience that opens up multiple doors to the future, while simultaneously being wildly fun.

  • Wesmen basketball teams win at home

    The weekend of Feb. 4 and Feb. 5 was an exciting one in the Duckworth Centre as the Wesmen basketball teams hosted the Fraser Valley Cascades, and won three of the four games.

  • Low voter turnout plagues UWSA elections

    By the end of March, students at the University of Winnipeg will have a new president and board of the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA).

  • Sponsorship of federal drug bill might not help Africa

    A Feb. 2 vote in the Canadian House of Commons saw the passing of sponsorship for controversial Bill C-393, which would give developing countries better access to Canadian generic drugs.

  • ‘Signature experiences’ crucial part of Tourism Winnipeg’s new strategy

    While Tourism Winnipeg has launched a new five-year master plan that intends to bring more tourism dollars into Winnipeg, some critics are concerned about taxpayer money funding the plan’s main attractions.

  • State of the city speech reflects on finances, development

    Mayor Sam Katz’s state of the city speech, hosted by the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 4, mentioned a number of new developments in Winnipeg while chiding the provincial government over access to more revenue.

  • Bridging the gap

    Finding a job is tough, even with a degree, and especially if you’re one who holds an ostensibly useless fine arts degree in a highly competitive field.

  • The Liptonians

    A band with humble, local roots, The Liptonians have big city potential.

  • Cantor Dust

    I’m 85 per cent sure that Cantor Dust, an experimental rock band consisting solely of Mark Klassen, is strangely awesome.

  • Young Galaxy

    If Young Galaxy’s previous albums have been cosmic space-pop, Shapeshifting takes that sound underwater.

  • Katie Moore

    Unfortunately, even the most talented musician needs more than sincerity and a lovely voice to make a truly engaging record.

  • Royal Canoe

    Local experimental alt-pop outfit Royal Canoe’s debut CD, Co-Op Mode, was incredible, but the three new songs the band has been playing live as of late – Exodus of the Year, Nightcrawlin’ and Today We’re Believers – blow it out of the water.

  • Local News Briefs

    Katz looks for help in bedbug battle; Thousands granted First Nations status rights; Winnipeg Free Press to open news café; Winnipeg Harvest needs to expand; Paddlewheel Restaurant drops anchor

  • International News Briefs

    Queensland hit by another natural disaster; Elections announcement receives mixed reactions; ’Leaks for Peace?; Hindu ruins conflict reignites; Antarctic voyages still involve peril

  • Campus News Briefs

    Fun in the sun with the Wesmen; U of W partners with India; Women’s volleyball sweep Thompson Rivers, men lose on the road; REDress project; Stratford Shakespeare Director Comes to U of W

  • More music this week

    More music this week