Author: The Projector

RRC students creating virtual reality escape rooms in collaborative project

By Caitlyn Gowriluk A group of Red River College (RRC) students is working to create two escape rooms at the Exchange District campus that incorporate both physical and virtual reality elements. The project is a collaborative effort between students from across several programs at RRC, including digital media design, 3D computer graphics and business information technology, and will follow a time travel narrative. “The story is a college instructor has gone missing in time with the students,” said 3D computer graphics instructor Tom Lepp. “You have to play the escape room to find clues to where they went.” In...

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Federal budget affects students, but some seem apathetic

By Kelsey Marcotte The 2018 federal budget was released in late February by the Liberal government and some students in Winnipeg are uninformed of the changes it could bring to their lives at home and at school. Aimee Leskiw, an Asper Business and University of Manitoba student said she isn’t very familiar with the budget or any of its policies. “I don’t pay for my school, so I don’t really pay attention to that stuff,” Leskiw said. “I like the summer job digital platform idea, but that was my only real take-away from it.” The budget focuses on preventing...

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Projector’s top 5 St. Patrick’s Day Destinations

By Anders Giesbrecht This year St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday. That means you don’t have to worry about writing an exam in the morning, or handing in any of the many projects your instructors decided to drop on you in the twilight of the semester. For some students, St. Patrick’s Day can’t come soon enough. Eva Hanson is studying Early Childhood Education at RRC and she’s just one of many students looking forward to the celebrations. “I can’t wait to dress up with green leis, hats, glasses and go out with friends,” said Hanson. Cole Alexander, a Civil Engineering Technology student, has something else green on his mind. “I’m looking forward to being able to unwind, relax and drink some green beers,” said Alexander. Don’t know where to go on March 17? We’ve got you covered. Here are The Projector’s top five places to spend St. Patrick’s Day. The King’s Head Pub and Eatery The British-themed pub seems like an obvious place to spend the night. This year, Dust Rhinos will be playing their Irish-Canadian Celtic punk all night, starting at 6p.m. Signature Irish menu items such as beef and Guinness stew, potato and leek soup, patty melts, and Irish whiskey will be on five dollar special. Celebrations officially kick-off at 6 p.m. with last call at 2 a.m. 2. Shannon’s Irish Pub & Eatery You can...

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Cheaper transit fare for RRC students dependent on city: transit

By Maggie Wysocki Red River College students were one step closer to receiving more affordable transit fare after voting to accept the U-Pass early last year, but can’t expect a cheaper rate until at least 2019. It was approved by a majority (50%+1) through referendum that met the voting criteria as set by the Students’ Association (SA) Bylaw. But even with the majority vote, Winnipeg Transit and the SA being on-board, it isn’t enough for the plan to go forward, says SA President, Lauren Slegers. “We have had some delays in navigating through the approval process…. this is a...

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Print Shoppe swap leaves some students head-scratching

College says move was to provide “one-stop shop” for students By Aidan Cloet The unifying of the Print Shoppe and the Red River College Campus Store at the Exchange District campus seems to be a cause for celebration, but many students consider the Print Shoppe’s recent change in location to be “awkward,” and “unnecessary.” In Dec. 2017, Red River College’s Roblin Centre announced they would be moving the school’s personal printing space, the Print Shoppe, to a new location – inside the RRC Campus Store. Anthony Francisco, the manager of the Campus Store & Print Shoppe, called the amalgamation...

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