The home stretch

Students aren’t the only ones counting the days left in February and March. Though this winter has been unseasonably warm punctuated with shockingly typical dashes of cold, some Winnipeggers are sharing signs that spring is in the air, be it fashions, or plans for gardens, or unbridled impatience. And yes, March is typically more winter than spring, but it’s closer to spring than December, so we can hope. 

On campus, students and staff are back from Reading Week to face exams, papers, and the final half (or final quarter) of their Fall/Winter courses. It’s not quite the final rush, but the end is in sight. 

We did the math over here at The Uniter, and after this paper, we’ve only got five issues left in our regular production cycle. Issue 22 is in the works right now, so if you’d like to get your work into issues 23 to 26, it’s not too late. Check out @UniterVolunteer on Twitter for more info, or email for more information on how to write a piece, take some pictures or create some illustrations for our pages and for your portfolio. 

On the cover this week, we’re featuring some Winnipeggers who are less excited for the thaw, and making the most of the rest of our winter. Come spring, there will be other climbing options for the members of the Club d’escalade de Saint-Boniface, but the ice tower only exists for a few short months a year. So if you’re looking to squeeze in one more unique winter experience this year, they’ve got the ice axes and climbing ropes for you. 

Even though we’re in the home stretch now, we’re not slowing down. We’ve got lots of music coverage for you this week, a preview of a new hair salon, a visit to Lara Rae’s house, an update on the U-Pass initiative, some wrestling, and contributors sharing their thoughts on white privilege and composting. 

It’s a pretty excellent mix, and we hope there’s something that interests you in there. And if not, let us know – we still have five issues left to tell the stories that you want to hear! 

- Anastasia Chipelski, Managing Editor

Published in Volume 70, Number 21 of The Uniter (February 25, 2016)

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