One foot in the door

This is different! Well, sort of.

Faces are back on the U of W campus! Human faces. Technically, the pigeons never left. And they’re behind masks, so you can’t really see them, and it’s a little under half the number of faces we’d normally see, but still! Faces!

Like everyone else, the University of Winnipeg and The Uniter newspaper are slowly dipping our toes into the waters of normalcy while keeping an eye on COVID case numbers. Which, in this tortured metaphor are, perhaps, the water temperature? I don’t know, I’ve been inside for 18 months, give me a break.

For our newspaper, a gradual return means an impending return to print. We’re hoping to have a limited number of physical papers back on stands in October, hopefully increasing circulation as the university increases capacity (knock on wood).

We’re also welcoming some new staff, including business manager Valerie Chelangat, arts and culture reporter Isabella Soares and campus reporter Reese Estwick. We’re happy to have them on board, as well as all of our returning staff.

In the meantime, we’re still tucked away over here at, where we’ve been for the last year and a half, publishing a full issue every week during the academic year and plugging away during the summer too. But I can’t wait for you all to get to read us in glorious newsprint once again.

Published in Volume 76, Number 1 of The Uniter (September 9, 2021)

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