That’s all, folks!

It’s the end of another publishing year at The Uniter. It’s not, however, the end of the academic year at the University of Winnipeg.

For the students reading this: I know you don’t need a reminder. But for our off-campus readers: the U of W made the decision to extend the academic year by an extra week following a devastating cyber attack that has impacted virtually all of the school’s web services.

Our budget, however, has not received a weekly extension, so you’re all going to have to endure your last day of classes without one last issue from little old us.

But I just want to extend a heartfelt “I feel for you” to all the U of W students right now. I know that it can feel like you’re being forgotten, like you’re bumping up against a bureaucratic brick wall. I just want you all to hear: what you’re going through right now sucks. Truly, deeply sucks. It needs to be acknowledged. You’re all superheroes.

So, too, are the university staff who are busting their butts to keep the ship running and get services back online. A heartfelt salute to you all, as well.

I, however, will not be here to offer you any moral support next week. After a hectic-as-hell year, I’m taking my two weeks of vacation as soon as humanly possible. If anyone needs me, I’ll be hibernating.

Published in Volume 78, Number 24 of The Uniter (April 4, 2024)

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