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Dancing Noodle Chef to Teach Signature Technique at RRC

Chef Xiaofei Zuo has been dazzling people with his mesmerizing noodle pulling technique, and it’s about to be your turn BY Noah Cote and Ally Sigurdson     The bubbling blurps of a gallon pot steams stovetop inside the kitchen of Pembina Highway’s Dancing Noodle restaurant, where just across the room Xiaofei Zuo rakes his stainless-steel scraper over the surface of his noodle-pulling station the same way he does every morning for hours before the restaurant opens.   Zuo’s noodles must be fresh to serve.   “Each customer gets their own noodle,” says Zuo. “It takes longer, but it tastes better this way.”   He sprinkles his surface with a baking flour to make sure nothing sticks. He pulls an arm-sized lump of raw dough from its bag and thwomps it down to create an even chunk. A smile flashes across his face as he kneads and plays with it, stretching and spinning it over and over. In just 10 days he’ll teach his noodle-knowledge to attendees at Red River College’s Culinary Workshop, aptly titled, “Noodle Pulling Workshop 1: Dough.”   “I’m very excited,” says Zuo. “People are very interested in my dough. Now  people can learn for real.”   Originally from China, Zuo moved to Winnipeg in 2011 and went on to graduate from Red River College’s Baking and Patisserie program. In 2015, he opened Dancing Noodle and...

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New Art Gallery Designed to Spark Conversation Surrounding the Indian Act

Jordan Stranger aims to create change and conversation with his new art exhibition. By Ally Sigurdson Jordan Stranger, 29, opened up his art exhibit to the public on April 12 at the Graffiti Art Programming Inc. His newest exhibit, I am not an Indian, was created to demonstrate the reality of the Indian Act’s negative outcomes through Stranger’s own experiences and interpretation.   Stranger is a descendent of residential school survivors and he has committed most of his life to spreading awareness of the history of residential schools and the harm they caused the Indigenous population.   “It took away...

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RRC Celebrates Student Athletes

As the school year comes to a close, RRC celebrates student athletes. BY Cassidy Dankochik   Red River College celebrated student athletes on March 22, at the Prairie Lights Dining Room. Eight athletes were honoured for their efforts.   Among those chosen was Josh Goosen, a Creative Communications student.  He was named the MVP of the men’s volleyball team, despite only joining the team in the middle of January.   “They needed an outside hitter, and that’s something I’ve always been,” Goosen said a few days after the ceremony. “I never passed for them, I didn’t play a lot...

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Tuition fee tax rebates cancelled for Manitoba graduates

Manitoban students are feeling the pinch as tax rebate cuts leave graduating students empty pocketed BY Hannah Owczar   The Manitoba Tuition Fee Income Tax Rebate and Advance provided students, who were completing or had completed a post-secondary degree, diploma or certificate, a tax refund of up to 60 per cent on paid tuition fees. The rebate, established in 2007, was implemented to incentivize students to stay in Manitoba after graduation.   However, last year’s provincial budget announced the rebate would be phased out by the 2018 tax season.   Zachary Thompson, who is graduating from Red River College...

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