We’re back with a fresh new paper for you! If this whole newspaper business is new to you, welcome! I’ll give you a brief tour.
We’re here for students and for the surrounding community of downtown Winnipeg. We cover campus and community issues in the news section and all the creative aspects of our fine city in the arts and culture section. The comments section is where you can sound off on how you really feel about the world around you.
A lot of our content is provided by a mix of staff and volunteer writers, photographers and illustrators. Some of them are students, but you don’t have to be a student to contribute.
Anyone can volunteer! We are a learning paper, so our goal is to mentor students and community members in developing their journalistic skills. We hold open volunteer orientations every Wednesday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in our office, ORM14. It’s in the mezzanine of the Bulman Centre, off to the side of that place with the couches where people love to nap.
September marks the official turning of the volumes for The Uniter, and now we’re into Volume 71, which means this is the 71st year The Uniter has been published. The campus is full of new faces, and we have a few new members of our crew here too.
You may also recognize some names down on the masthead from last year – staff who loved this paper so much they came back for more. All together, we have a great team and I can’t wait to see all the wonderful ideas and work they bring to The Uniter this year.
– Anastasia Chipelski
Published in Volume 71, Number 1 of The Uniter (September 8, 2016)