Volume 76, Number 24
Published April 7, 2022
The age of uncertainty
Every year, we choose a theme for our Urban Issue through which we will examine the topics, people and forces that confront Winnipeg and Winnipeggers. This year, our theme is “The Age of Uncertainty.”
Since TikTok’s rise in popularity, many have applauded the algorithm that feeds viewers content tailored to their interests. With more popularity comes more content covering different topics and specialists who have found a space to educate others, including through videos talking about mental health.
Back at it again
After two years of sitting on the edge of their seats, waiting to hear whether or not they could be hosted in person, festivals all over Winnipeg will finally return.
Social media cultivates musical connections
While established artists benefited from record-breaking streams and online concerts during the COVID-19 pandemic outbreaks, budding musicians had to find ways to reinvent themselves.
Critipeg: ‘We are not ruined’
In an interview for Ric Burns’ New York (1999), urban theorist Marshall Berman discusses the role of graffiti and hip-hop in 1970 and 1980s New York. Berman refers to these forms of expression as proverbial rainbows cutting through New York’s then bleak and derelict landscapes.
APTN: DJ Burnt Bannock// Astral Zeneca at Park Alleys// The art of walking// Folk Fest to announce 2022 lineup// Neuro-Hilarity// Manitoba Remembers: A COVID Elegy
Pairing ‘emerging’ with ‘experienced’
For performers, actors and musicians alike, the work lifestyle depends on getting the next gig. There’s an uncertainty inherent with these career paths that has only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Who represents you?
The University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) general election has attracted scandal for the past three years, and the 2022-2023 general election was no different.
Setting a bad precedent
More than two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, two things are still true: we live in unprecedented times, and we are tired of hearing “we live in unprecedented times.” Another truism – despite attempts by government officials to suggest otherwise – is that the pandemic is far from over and still claiming many lives.
In-person graduation is back// Composting gets cash influx// Understanding C-11// Honouring Eishia Hudson// UW prof receives funding boost for space research// Public health directed by private interests
Nihilism isn’t activism
There was a minute when it seemed like my Twitter feed was filled with jokes about the climate crisis.
I saw one about kids not needing to think about what they’re going to be when they grow up, because surely by then there won’t be a society or future for them.
A virtual love story
Even though I hadn’t seen most of my American family members in months, I didn’t feel homesick until I saw a photo.
Transitioning in the pandemic
Last week on Transgender Day of Visibility, Statistics Canada posted the 2021 census data on trans and non-binary identities to Twitter. Ironically, since the census is completed by one person of the household – for families, usually a parent – this doesn’t account for all the trans and non-binary people whose gender identity was miscategorized, either because they aren’t out or because their gender identity isn’t respected.
Scamming and streaming
Netflix’s scammer series have recently emerged as the new pop-culture trend. The Tinder Swindler, Inventing Anna and even Bad Vegan have been well-received by critics and audiences alike. It seems rather strategic that these documentaries and series based on true stories premiered so close to one another, keeping the audience hooked and wanting more.
Student Services Transitioning to In-Person Service// Use the myVisit App// Klinic Health Services// Spring Term Registration// End of Winter Term + Make-up Days// Winter Term Exams// Study Skills Workshops – Spring Term
Mercury connects with Saturn
Mercury connects with Saturn on Thursday, April 7, at 9:37 A.M.
Cashew alfredo ravioli
This is a simple weeknight meal you can make in 10 minutes or less! Making the sauce earlier saves even more time.