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Temperatures Gone Awry

Changing temperatures at the Exchange District Campus affecting student life By Alyssa Etsell The varying temperatures in many classrooms at Red River College’s Exchange District Campus have some students taking extra measures to be comfortable. “I wear two jackets to class,” Shae Tuomi, a Digital Media Design student, said of one of her classrooms in the Adelaide building. Other classrooms have students wishing they wore shorts. Alexis Brandt, a Business Administration student, said one of her classes was cancelled because the room was so hot. “[We] got to class and the instructor said, ‘Don’t worry guys. I’m going to make this fast because you can’t work in here,’” says Brandt. But last week she had an exam in the same room and said it was so cold she had to wear her jacket — something she does often in the school. “It’s rare that I’ll be completely comfortable in a room,” she said. It’s hot in some areas, and unbearably cold in others — so what’s going on? “EDC plays host to roughly 5,000 staff and students on a daily basis,” Conor Lloyd said on behalf of RRC in an email Wednesday. “It’s very common at large institutions like Red River College that some people may find the spaces too warm or too cold.” Lloyd said the college works hard to make sure that room temperatures are comfortable for...

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SpaRRCky hits a speed bump

RRC Mechanical Engineering Team Will Finish Battery-Powered Car Despite Being Shortlisted for Race By Noah Cote Bright fluorescent lights shine down on tables piled with wrenches, wheels, and batteries inside the mechanics shop at Red River College’s Notre Dame Campus. A student in a grey ball cap and safety glasses dashes from table to table, picking up items and explaining what they are and what they do. He approaches a table in the back corner of the shop and starts tugging at a giant bag that’s vacuum sealed around a black carbon fibre object that looks like an upside-down...

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Mentors Help Make School Homey

Intercultural Mentorship Program Building International Friendships By Sheyanne Bruyere Last year, intercultural mentor Lance Neubauer took two Brazilian students to their very first hockey game. “As a person of faith and seeing people not have a way to go, my calling is to reach out and help,” Neubauer said. For 14 years, The Intercultural Mentorship Program at Red River College (RRC) has helped make the campus more friendly and inclusive by pairing immigrant/international students with Canadian-raised student mentors. “The program makes a huge impact when [students] get here, it sticks,” Neubauer said Neubauer, 34, a Canadian-raised Continuing Education student, has volunteered for the last two years as a Local Mentor. He recently won a Making a World of Difference Scholarship Award from RRC for his commitment and efforts in the program.   The goal of the program is to help students build friendships and learn about different cultures. International student Paulo Arruda said participating in the program for three terms was one of the best decisions he made at college. “I made three new friends who [I] have so many things in common [with], but also different perspectives and opinions,” Arruda said. “They helped me manage the stressful life of an immigrant and even after graduation I still hang out with them.” Arruda strongly recommends students participate to help develop, embrace and understand different perspectives. Business student Hee Ra...

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The Projector’s Top 5 Nuit Blanche Events for 2017

There Are Over 100 Events to Choose From in the All-Night Celebration By Kayla Buehler Nuit Blanche Winnipeg is back for its seventh year this Saturday, Sept. 30. Over 100 events hosted by local artists, galleries and organizations will be going on throughout the city, some until as late as 4 a.m. Admission to all events is free. With so many events to choose from, it can be hard to decide where to go, so here’s The Projector’s top five picks for Nuit Blanche 2017. 1. Malcolm-Jay Album Release Party 10 p.m. Albert Street Cocktail, 91 Albert St.

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FemFest Play Tells Story of Prison Suicide

Actress played all three roles in tearjerking performance By Sydney Small Audience members at FemFest wiped tears from their eyes as Stephanie MacDonald took her final bow at the Asper Centre for Theatre and Film last Friday, September 22. Sarasvàti Productions’ FemFest is known for showcasing the talent of female artists and giving women a voice to share their stories on stage. MacDonald, 34, starred in Watching Glory Die, a play inspired by the story of New Brunswick woman Ashley Smith. In 2007, correctional officers watched as Smith strangled herself to death inside a segregated cell in a Kitchener,...

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