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Water words
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The theme behind this year’s urban issue title, “Streams of Thought,” is water. 

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In water
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Callie Lugosi is a photographer and writer based in Winnipeg, Man., Treaty One territory and the birthplace of the Metis Nation.

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Americans might think we are nice
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Recently, I travelled to Guatemala and Mexico. During my time there, I met a number of individuals who told me I was “a very nice Canadian girl,” who expressed concern for my safety and who asked why I didn’t have a Canadian flag on my backpack.

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Cottage class
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Whenever I go out to my parents’ cabin at Bel-Air, Man., I make a point of accessing the water directly from my aunt and uncle’s cabin, which is a waterfront property a couple of doors down, by way of the staircase they’ve constructed leading down to the rocky beach.

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Public waterworks
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Breaking down in front of a boss, many moons ago, was the beginning of the end of my time at my job. 

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When Winnipeg went dry
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Imagine living in a tense and highly mobilized political climate.

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Winnipeggers agree that water is life
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Enbridge’s proposed Line 3, a pipeline renewal project, will skirt the northwest of Winnipeg.

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Rocking out from a young age
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Young musicians benefit greatly from taking part in the music scene.

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Land, water and the health of the environment
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A thesis written by Natasha J. Szach argues that preserving water will give the Indigenous community a chance to move from being a stakeholder into a partner when governing the Canadian people.

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Trade and leisure at The Forks
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The Forks has a history stretching back thousands of years, according to the book The Forks, A Meeting Place Transformed by Sheila Grover and Greg Thomas.

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A work of heart
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For this, our last regular issue of this production year, we have some really strong contributions from our volunteers – both visual and written.

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What is a city without people?
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In December 2017, there was an uproar after the internet got wind of wealthy residents of Bristol, United Kingdom, installing spikes in the trees outside their homes to stop birds from pooping on their cars.

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Whose House? Rachelle’s House!
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Contemporary dance artist and DJ Rachelle Bourget has a simple motto for her downtown home: “Nothing new.

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Letting songs live
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Toronto four-piece FRIGS refuses to let their sound be hemmed in by vague descriptors and name-dropping comparisons, and, instead, liken their songs to living creatures that grow with each performance.

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An emoji’s worth a thousand words
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Emojis are used every day by millions of people as a simplified way to communicate. 

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Avec Le Soleil Sortant De Sa Bouche
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Avec Le Soleil Sortant De Sa Bouche's thing, other than having an extremely long name, is playing, in their own words, “Kraut-funk,” which is to say that they play trance-inducing, multi-part motorik suites.

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CRITIPEG: Aida’s Secrets
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Aida’s Secrets is another entry in the genre of “long-lost family” documentaries that have seen a recent explosion in popularity.

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Storytelling beyond the socially acceptable
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Kelsey James’ final year project in Creative Communications at Red River College was driven by the desire to shine light on an experience that often gets left out of conversations regarding mental illness.

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A glimpse of grief
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Four years ago, Jessica Seburn lost her best friend at age 25. Now, she has published a book, The Corner Chip, that’s part non-fiction, part memoir and was written to be a raw, honest look at grief.

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Building community in the commons
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The WestEnd Commons, a part of the St. Matthews Non-Profit Housing Incorporation, is now located in the newly remodeled St. Matthew’s Anglican Church.

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Youth walk out for solidarity
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On March 14, Grant Park High School students and staff hosted a walkout in support of the students and victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla. 

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PROFile: Melanie Martin
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Melanie Martin, a professor of physics at the University of Winnipeg (U of W), has been teaching since 2004. 

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Colloqui-what?
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This year is the 20th anniversary of the Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) colloquium at the University of Winnipeg (U of W).

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Calling in call out culture
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“You’re trash, human garbage.” I see these words, dehumanizing in any context, far too often on social media.

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Bear Clan Patrol covering more ground
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The Bear Clan Patrol is expanding to include different areas in Winnipeg. 

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Overcoming academia
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No lecture prepared me for the shift from disillusioned academic to young working professional.

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A Low Carbon Diet
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Winnipeg is a city that was built on the expectation of cheap and unlimited fuel and land spreading out over the prairie landscapes.

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Spring into summer
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It may seem a little hasty to start talking about summer just a few days past the spring equinox with snow still falling and collecting on the ground. 

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Conserving memories
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On January 12th, 2018 the Assiniboine Park Conservancy (APC) announced the closure of the Conservatory. The conservatory’s last day of operation will be April 2, 2018.  

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Whose House? Alan’s House!
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Cultural economist Alan Freeman’s career has spanned the fields of politics and art, multiple countries and several decades.

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Black Panther’s role in society
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The recently released movie Black Panther attempts to demonstrate what it means to be African.

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Tinker, Tailor, Sparrow, Water
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As the old song says, “Everything old is new again.” But when the old things are nuclear tensions, anxieties about espionage and global power struggles, is it anything to sing about?

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Nice day, new menu
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Recent changes have been made to downtown Winnipeg restaurant Have a Nice Day. On Feb. 26, a menu overhaul was made overnight.

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Cub Sport
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This Is Our Vice is a great synth-pop record for a casual listen as well as an energizing one. 

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CRITIPEG: Littoral Landscapes
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Winnipeg artist Tracy Peters’ Littoral Landscapes, a video-based installation running at Gallery 1C03 until April 7, uses a minimalist approach to explore local concerns about shores, water and time. 

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Band-Aid solution to justice
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Winnipeg has the largest Indigenous population across Canada with 38,700 First Nations, 52,130 Métis and 315 Inuit people. Yet the province of Manitoba lacks both Gladue reports and Gladue courts to represent this growing population.

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Taking notes on campus
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There are many methods to note-taking in class, and often different learning styles can affect how students take notes.

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Trans Day of Visibility
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Transgender Day of Visibility is a day of celebration for community accomplishments and empowerment.

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Currying Favour
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Since his election and consequent wane in popularity, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been the butt of countless jokes and memes, the most amusing of which were generated during his recent tour of India.

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Regarding Vulture Culture
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In her book Regarding the Pain of Others, Susan Sontag challenges the supposed authority of the photograph in transmitting the pain of others, reminding that a photo is fixed by a frame and that it always already contains a point of view.

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Accessibility and inclusion
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Persons with disabilities often face a lack of accommodation, support and funding, as well as experiencing widespread bullying and exclusion, according to the Canadian Human Rights Commission.

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