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THE STUDENTS WHO MAKE US FLY – EXPLORING THE STEVENSON CAMPUS

BY Jennifer Pazdor The Stevenson Campus, located near the airport, is Red River College’s home for aviation and aerospace. There are about 200 students in the four programs offered at this campus including the Apprentice Maintenance Journeyperson Program, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME), Introduction to Airspace Maintenance, and Aerospace Manufacturing along with 12 speciality courses. The Stevenson Campus works closely with industry professionals to educate their students. It has a hangar full of smaller planes and keep larger planes outside for students to get hands-on practice. The campus applies to get new equipment and sometimes aircrafts are donated....

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A Healthy Dose of Body Positivity for Students

BODY IMAGE IMPROVEMENT WORKSHOPS COMING BACK TO RRC CAMPUSES BY LAUREL JOHANSON Stress, debt and lack of sleep may be the most well-known student problems, but an upcoming series of workshops at Red River College look to shine a light on an issue equally damaging to students’ health: negative body image. “It’s a big issue for women,” said Pamela Rosen, a counsellor at RRC’s Exchange District Campus. “In counselling, we see it come up a lot. We see it in men too.” Rosen is one of the facilitators of the Body Image Improvement Workshops that will again be taking place at RRC’s Notre Dame and Exchange District Campuses on April 10 and 12. The workshops are open to female and non-binary students struggling with feelings of dissatisfaction with their bodies and were previously held this past January. “It’s a great opportunity for participants to come together,” said Rosen. “We do a lot of work with critically analyzing where images of the thin ideal come from, and who’s profiting from these images.” The workshops were developed through an American program called the Body Project. According to its website, the Body Project is a “dissonance-based acceptance intervention designed to help high school and college-age women resist sociocultural pressure to conform to the thin ideal and reduce their pursuit of thinness.” American facilitators from the Body Project visited Winnipeg last year and...

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Downtown Parking Rates Increase

With Winnipeg’s 2018 budget changes taking effect, downtown drivers are taking a hit. BY Andrew Lysack Driving to school might be too expensive for students at Red River College’s Exchange District Campus.   On April 1, the City of Winnipeg raised on-street parking by $1.50, which is almost twice as much as it was before, previously sitting at $1 or $2 per hour depending on the location.   “The increase of parking fare to me is incredibly ridiculous especially considering many people can barely afford the parking fare now,” said Taylor Capulong, 18, an employee at Skip the Dishes’...

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Bassment Hits the Exchange District

Monthly Electronic Dance Night Debuts at 216 McDermot Ave. BY William Rhoda   Fans of dance music rejoice, and enemies of noise pollution despair: Bassment just landed in the Exchange District. On Friday night, the bass could be heard thumping down three blocks of Albert St.   After a one-month hiatus, the monthly electronic dance night found a new home at Footw3rk Dance Club at 216 McDermot Ave.   “Music stays the same. It’s just a new venue,” said Steven Ngo, 28, who deejays as Haus of Panda. “We’re excited to play this room. It’s probably got the best sound...

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