Volume 65, Number 9

Published October 28, 2010

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  • Don’t get tricked into eating too many treats

    Halloween has arrived and candy is filling the shelves. Even if you don’t have kids in the house or if you aren’t planning on handing out treats on Halloween, it can still be a challenge to avoid the candy aisle’s alluring packages.

  • Atheism vs. atheism

    In order to stick with the theme of this week’s Uniter, I’d like to talk about something very near and dear to my own heart: religion.

  • Slutty whores, worried parents and hygiene enthusiasts

    Ah, Halloween. All holidays encourage ridiculous outfits and weird behavior, but Halloween does it the best. The following is a preview of things to look forward to this Oct. 31.

  • How many times do I have to kill you?

    A pale-skinned boy kisses a girl on the lips, and then slowly digs his fangs into the succulent skin of her neck. She flings her head back and cringes with horror and lust.

  • One Bloody Thing After Another

    Jackie has a crush on her best friend, Ann. Problem is, Jackie doesn’t even know if Ann is a lesbian too, and besides, Ann has her problems at home dealing with her mother, a growingly ravenous zombie chained up in her basement.

  • How to write a novel in one month

    Quantity over quality. That’s the name of the game when trying to write a 175-page novel in just 30 days.

  • More music this week

    More music this week.

  • Heaven’s Gate Church seeks to redeem term in Winnipeg

    The Heaven’s Gate Church, a three-person congregation based out of a private residence in Winnipeg, affirms that it is not connected with the notorious Heaven’s Gate cult.

  • Fashion Streeter

    Cheap and easy.
  • Religious Holidays or A Generalized Winter Holiday?

    Do you think the city of Winnipeg should celebrate the religious holidays or a generalized winter holiday season?

  • Venetian Snares: Bathrobes are the future

    Aaron Funk thinks he’s no good at talking about his music, so we talk about pizza, beer, sports, ninja swords and hip hop.


    Are you the type of person who insists that the world would be a better place if everyone broke out into a choreographed musical once in a while? Krupke is your new favourite band.

  • Wearing someone else’s heart on your sleeve

    With spiritual beliefs often forced into the closet, shoppers of thrift stores in Winnipeg may be surprised to know many shops are run by religious groups.

  • Of dinosaurs and people

    “God is not the God of half people,” said John Feakes, sitting at the back of the Oxford Bible Church, his one leg restlessly jerking up and down.


    After almost a decade of making music, Toronto singer-songwriter Matthew Barber definitely has some things figured out.


    If you’re a preteen girl, you’ll love These Kids Wear Crowns.

  • Global protest groups oppose Church of Scientology

    The Church of Scientology (COS) is one of the most criticized religions in the world.


    Delivering on their moniker, there’s a certain warmth that suits the chill of autumn in Sweatshirt Weather’s brand of electro-pop.


    Hindie-rock group Elephant Stone strikes at the heart of indie lovers with their second album The Glass Box EP.

  • Re: “Shedding light on scents” (Oct. 21, page 8)

    As you mentioned, for those who are not generally affected by fragrances, and for those who have never had the misfortune of suffering anaphylactic shock, scent sensitivities may seem trivial.

  • Re: “The valedictorian’s speech” and “Vic Toews does not deserve to be honou

    As both an alumnus and as a current student of the University of Winnipeg, I would like to voice my full support for the statements made by Erin Larson.

  • Re: “The valedictorian’s speech” and “Vic Toews does not deserve to be honou

    Congratulations to Ms. Larson and to the others who protested the granting of an honorary degree to Vic Toews.

  • Re: “The valedictorian’s speech” and “Vic Toews does not deserve to be honou

    People are unhappy with Toews not because he spoke his mind on issues he is concerned about, but because he compared gay rights to the destruction of our society – because he advocates putting 10-year-olds in jail.

  • Religion no basis for morality

    It has been said that while morality is doing what is right no matter what you are told, religion is doing what you are told no matter what is right.

  • Gloria in excelsis market

    I’m sure you’ve heard Friedrich Nietzsche’s overused and misunderstood statement that “God is dead.” It continues: “God remains dead. And we have killed him.”

  • Canada needs to decriminalize prostitution immediately

    Out of all the laws in Canada, those which criminalize prostitution are amongst the most discriminatory, harmful and regressive.

  • Laying the framework for smart energy solutions

    Nearly two decades after the birth of the Internet and the information technology (IT) boom, the same infrastructure, principles and ideas that spearheaded one of the longest economic boom periods ever will be key in making green technology this decade’s technological revolution.

  • Religious student groups on campus fulfill students’ needs

    For a school that started out as a Christian college, many would be surprised to know that the University of Winnipeg offers a variety of religious resources for students.

  • Israeli Apartheid Week to come to University of Winnipeg

    Last year, Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) at the University of Manitoba spurred debate and controversy. This year, the Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA) group is looking to expand its event and form another group at the University of Winnipeg.

  • High voter turnout encouraging for UWSA by-election

    Despite the fact that there was only one candidate running for one of four positions in the recent University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) by-election, students voted in droves compared to previous years.

  • Season-long rivalry kicks off between long-time foes Wesmen and Bisons

    Both the University of Winnipeg’s men’s and women’s basketball teams rekindled their cross-town rivalries in their regular season openers last weekend.

  • Worldwide centre providing ‘free meditation’ service years after leader’s death

    Twice a year, posters advertising “free meditation” are posted at the University of Winnipeg with no information regarding who is providing the service or how to contact them.

  • House churches sprouting up in Winnipeg

    A new but old form of church, based out of houses, is starting to take root in Winnipeg.

  • Learn a little, love a lot

    With mainstream religions dominating news coverage, smaller religions and spiritual teachings are often left with little to no voice to explain their views in today’s society.

  • Slacking off in sex ed

    In high school, the pressure to change who you are, and the struggle to fit in, can consume everything. It can linger from the moment you enter Grade 9, right up until graduation.