Author: Kristen Einarson

Book Review: Strangers by David Alexander Robertson

By Melissa Hansen The word “strangers” resonates through every word and every chapter. The title rarely holds such a strong attachment when I am reading a novel.  David Robertston, the author, is a Manitoba writer who has spoken to students at Red River College. Robertson grew up in Norway House Cree Nation. His first-hand experience gives Strangers a poetic and elegant narrative. Cole, the main character, is a young man who was removed from his home at a young age after tragedy struck. Losing both parents at a young age, Cole’s aunt and grandmother moved him to Winnipeg to...

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Unknowns about student health benefits plan

Massage and mental health coverage among benefits at major Winnipeg post-secondary institutions. BY Devon Shewchuk Free massages, new eyewear and dentist bills are all reasons students should look into their health benefit plans. According to enrollment reports, the University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg and Red River College had a total of approximately 68, 419 students. Combined, these schools insured around 28,400 members through their student union health plans. The cost of these plans is automatically applied to each full-time student’s tuition at the beginning of each year. If full-time students are covered through other means, they have to...

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Student food hampers more than just food

Red River College and Winnipeg Harvest take care of students in need, but strategic awareness necessary. BY Samantha Cortes, Contributor Red River College (RRC) students in need may be missing out on a campus food bank that goes above and beyond the aid of healthy groceries. Some students don’t know the food bank even exists.   Winnipeg Harvest and RRC prepare bi-weekly hampers available for student pick-up on Wednesdays at the Exchange District Campus (EDC) and Fridays at the Notre Dame Campus (NDC). Any student can receive a hamper. “There is no means testing, we only question the source...

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RRC Roblin campus Grab and Go closed.

Students must now find restaurant alternatives. BY Will Reimer, Reporter Many students returning to Red River College’s Exchange District campus this fall will have noticed that the Grab and Go – one of the few places to get food on campus – has packed up and left. This brings disappointment not only for those who didn’t get the chance to redeem their “buy ten get one free” soup coupons, but also everyone who wanted more variety in food on campus. The Grab and Go bore all the standards of cafeteria dining, from wraps and salads, to fruit and cinnamon...

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