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(Lonely) humans of New York: ShanleyFest reviewed

A review of five plays from the 2018 Master Playwright Festival By Graeme Houssin After taking in four of the 11 stage productions from this year’s Master Playwright Festival, the recurring elements of honouree John Patrick Shanley’s plays become more and more apparent. Shanley’s plays are perhaps most famous for his characters. They are sharp, gritty, self-conscious and, perhaps most notably, lonely. The protagonist of each of these four plays is hungry for something or someone and won’t let anyone get in the way of their pursuit. He also rarely strays away from his hometown of New York City, particularly the Bronx. The city contributes as much to the story as the characters, giving them an edgy to highlight their rough exteriors. And Shanley is never afraid to end on a sour note. His last punchy line doesn’t always give the characters a clean resolution or an optimistic future, but neither do they always deserve one. The four plays reviewed here each contribute a piece to the puzzle of Shanley’s work. Together, they show a glimpse into Shanley’s New York: one that is as complex, restless and full of life as the people that inhabit it. DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA (The Keep Theatre) – 4 out of 5 stars “You’re gonna have to fight every motherfucking body in the Bronx, and even it probably won’t get you...

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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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Boushie protests hit home

By Cody Zaporzan On Sunday, thousands of people across Canada participated in ‘Justice for Colten’ rallies following the acquittal of Gerald Stanley, a Saskatchewan farmer, charged with second-degree murder in the death of Colten Boushie, a 22-year-old First Nations man. In Winnipeg, several hundred people gathered at Oodena Celebration Circle at The Forks. The atmosphere was morose. People huddled around the circle trying to stay warm in the -24 weather. Grandma Gerry Shingoose, an Indigenous elder, started the gathering shortly after 2 p.m. with a smudging ceremony and tobacco offering. “While I say the prayer, I ask each one...

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‘Dialogue works best when we actually chat’: Trudeau takes tough questions, hecklers

Winnipeg town hall with PM touches on education, immigration, environment Written by Keila DePape and photographed by Cody Zaporzan Inside the packed town hall at the University of Manitoba Investors Group Athletic Centre, Trudeau answered about 25 questions, promising to follow up with several of them. A woman waving an LGBTQ* flag implored Trudeau to “put his rainbow socks on again” and stop the deportation of Nigerians who face persecution in their home country. “I promise you, the Minister of Immigration will take a look at that specific case,” he said. That response, like many others, was met with...

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Can RRC students name all the programs on their campus?

1.     Business and Administration 2.     Applied Accounting 3.     International Business 4.     Commerce Industry Sales and Marketing 5.     General Insurance 6.     Intro to Business Information Technology 7.     Business Information Technology 8.     Business Technology Management 9.     Industrial Networking Technician 10.  Network Services Technician 11.  Library information technology 12.  Educational Assistant 13.  Culinary Arts 14.  Professional Baking and Patisserie 15.  Hospitality and Tourism Management 16.  Intro to Electrical Engineering Technology 17.  Electrical Engineering Technology 18.  Graphic Design 19.  Graphic Design – Advanced 20.  3D Computer Graphics 21.  Digital Media Design 22.  Creative Communications How many could you...

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