Volume 66, Number 18

Published February 1, 2012

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  • Re: “Day of Action: revolution or devolution?” (Jan. 26, page 5)

    One of the key asks of the National Day of Action is to shift government funding from loans to upfront grants.

  • Unintelligent design for dummies

    I am so sick of hearing about the “debate” between evolution and “intelligent design,” as if those are the only two possible options to explain how we as humans ended up the way we are.

  • NDP leadership candidate Brian Topp takes on Conservative crime bill, approach to indigenous peoples

    The Uniter will be interviewing all eight federal NDP leadership candidates in the lead-up to the March 23 leadership convention, to be held in Toronto.

  • Local News Briefs

    Winnipeg registers first homicide of the year; Local artist released on bail after bizarre incident; Top Chief voices frustration; Water main breaks raise environmental concerns; City to sell Riverside Park

  • Esthetically and emotionally appealing

    Be it music, drawing, drama, photography or another creative discipline, art’s power lies in its ability to intuitively reveal the truth.

  • Campus News Briefs

    University reaffirms sustainability commitment; UWSA launching campus community art project; Lights, camera… submissions!; Wesmen throw garage sale; Athletic Scholarship fund

  • Small fundraiser for a big issue

    Lynne Scott is no ordinary Wolseley resident.

  • The many faces of addiction

    Generally, when the word addiction comes up, it is used in reference to someone else.

  • Keeping your cool on tour

    Whether a band is touring for the first time or already has a few tours under its belt, a tour always undoubtedly has its challenges - one of which is distance.

  • International News Briefs

    Iran threatens oil blockade if sanctions continue; Egyptian travel ban stops son of U.S. transportation secretary from leaving country; 15,000 AIDS victims in Congo at risk of dying; Libyan detainees die after torture; North Korea famine worsens, U.S. wary of sending aid

  • He’s Elmo and he knows it

    It’s a funny story, how a puppeteer goes from creating fuzzy Muppet knock-offs in his Baltimore home to working side by side with all-time greats Jim Henson and Frank Oz. Funny, sweet and even heartbreaking.

  • Mental Health in Manitoba

    What do you think of the state of mental health among Manitobans?

  • Lalala Human Steps bring some fancy footwork to the New Music Festival

    The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra New Music Festival is not just a place for new music to be premiered or discovered. At this year’s festival, Winnipeggers also have the opportunity to witness a new work, aptly titled New Work, from the groundbreaking, genre-bending dance company Lalala Human Steps.

  • Reel Green, real change

    The documentary is alive and well, as demonstrated by the many film festivals that have graced our cultural capital.

  • Privatized philanthropy and the tyranny of cheerfulness

    Breast cancer is a horrific disease that claims the lives of close to 60,000 people in North America each year, and a condition that affects practically one in eight women.

  • Safe and affordable

    Two Winnipeg-based organizations are banding together to renovate an apartment building in Winnipeg’s West End to create affordable, dignified housing for people living with mental illness.

  • Passing it off

    Sport and mental wellness have always had a complicated relationship.

  • Struggling to make the grade

    When Zem Dyck began attending classes at the University of Winnipeg in the fall of 2010, she had already been diagnosed with depression and anxiety issues, but she did not realize how hard that year would be for her.

  • Mental illness reaching severe levels in Manitoba

    Instances of mental illness in Manitoba have skyrocketed in recent years, according to experts, and provincial organizations are now calling for community-based approaches to addressing the problem.

  • Friends with benefits

    More than 128 million people have watched “The Sneezing Baby Panda” on YouTube since it was uploaded five years ago, and that’s not counting the millions of additional views for spin-offs and remixes.

  • Breaking through barriers

    According to the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, the number of visa students on Canadian campuses reached 70,000 full-time and 13,000 part-time students in 2006.

  • Nostalgia for sale

    It’s a busy Sunday afternoon at Mulvey Market. Dozens of people walk slowly through the aisles between the wood stalls that fill the old warehouse, pausing occasionally to pick up a trinket that catches their eye.

  • Fashion Streeter

    I just throw it on, but instead of sweats I choose something a little dressier.