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A New Seed Planted

Winnipeg Conservatory closes its doors as Diversity Gardens’ construction is underway BY Claire Renic   An iconic Winnipeg landmark is now history.   On Monday, April 2, the Assiniboine Park Conservatory shut its doors to make way for Canada’s Diversity Gardens, the replacement project designed to explore the relationships that exist between people and plant life.   Hundreds of people saw the Conservatory one last time during its final weekend in operation. The space was home to a rotating display filled with hundreds of different types of plants.   “I’m really sad to see it go,” said Avi Posen,...

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River City Jedi

A pairing of combat and martial arts bring people together By William Ludwick   When Dave Alberto learned that he could get his hands on LED lightsabers capable of withstanding authentic strikes, he and his friends went from swinging sticks in King George Park, to forming River City Jedi, an LED lightsaber combat group that combines Star Wars combat and martial arts. “I love to teach,” said Alberto, a Network Analyst at Shaw and founding member of River City Jedi. “I love to see that moment the light bulb goes off in someone’s eye’s.” Members position themselves in the...

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Student struggle for Summer employment

Employment rates in Canada rise, but some students still stress over finding employment By: Kiersten Haight       College and university students will be on summer break soon. For some, this thought brings on worry and anxiety about finding employment over the summer.   Professional Photography student Katherine Rudd says finding a summer job is definitely a priority, but also adds extra stress. She attends the Notre Dame Campus at Red River College.   “I’m not employed right now, and just for me in general, it’s because I have anxiety,” said Rudd. “Finding something I feel comfortable doing...

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Rebels defeated in women’s volleyball semi-finals

By Neil Noonan It was a bittersweet ending to the season for Red River College’s women’s volleyball team. Despite being ranked second in the conference with an 11-5 record going into the playoffs, the Rebels fell short to the Canadian Mennonite University Blazers losing the conference semi-final 3-1 on Saturday. “They just seem to be our kryptonite,” said Ashley Goodwin, Rebels middle and co-MVP of the conference. “They’re scrappy, they get their balls up.” It was an up and down season for the Rebels. They won their first two matches against the Blazers earlier on in the season, but...

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Renting in Wolseley

Students concerned about living conditions, attend MLA Rob Altemeyer’s meeting to discuss the Residential Tenancies Act By Ophélie Petit On the first of November last year, George Penner had to live in his rented apartment without heat. Penner, 21, contacted his landlord, but it wasn’t fixed for another two weeks. The same thing happened again for three weeks in January. “We don’t have internal thermostats,” says Penner, who lives in Wolseley. “I think there’s something to adjust the heat in the downstairs neighbour’s suite, but I don’t know anything about it.” Penner says he has also had to deal with...

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