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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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The student debt crisis continues

Why budgeting is essential for university and college students By Madeline Grant     Canadian students are struggling with finances. It’s an ongoing crisis that – according to experts – shows no sign of slowing down. In 2015, The Canadian University Survey Consortium surveyed more than 18,000 graduating students from 36 Canadian universities. The average student in debt owed $26,819. Tuition, rent, food and other expenses can be overwhelming for students with a limited income. “Students aren’t prepared for handling their own expenses,” said Dustin Kiliwnik, a financial planner at the Royal Bank of Canada. “Many are living on...

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Revenge for the Rebels

RRC Mens basketball team win MCAC final By Neil Noonan There’s nothing like getting sweet revenge in sports. Whether individually or as a team, it’s a feeling all competitors covet, and the Rebels’ men’s basketball team just got their taste. The Rebels defeated the Canadian Mennonite University Blazers 88-75 in the MCAC Men’s Basketball Championship on Saturday and reclaimed the top spot in the conference. In last year’s final, the Rebels were upset by their Route 90 rival and had their unprecedented eight-straight championship streak snapped, the longest such in MCAC history. “I remember what it felt like in the...

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