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Category: News

It’s a team effort

Individual tutoring no longer a guarantee   Stefanie Lasuik, Contributor An increase in tutoring needs is forcing Red River College’s Academic Success Centre (ASC) to adopt new guidelines. Starting this year, the ASC may refer students in high-demand programs to group workshops led by one of the centre’s specialized tutors. These workshops will minimalize the amount of one-on-one tutoring. According to ASC coordinator Lauren Phillips, requests for tutors increased by an average of 15 per cent annually in the last five years. “I think our tutors provide excellent service and I think that’s been attracting more students,” said Phillips....

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Bring on the heat

WPS and RRC team up to take each other down Evan Matthews, Beat Reporter The weather is getting cooler, but Red River College knows how to bring on the heat. RRC’s own Tim Appleton and Winnipeg Police Chief Devon Clunis went head-to-head on Sept. 9th in the jerk chicken cook-off of a lifetime. Hopefully, it’s the first of many more. The friendly competition and fundraiser all started with a few friendly jabs during a lunch at Jane’s restaurant. “I originally wanted to be a guest chef,” said Clunis. “I told him I make a mean jerk chicken, and Tim actually...

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What’s cooking?

NDC’s new food bank trailer ready to open Evan Bergen, Contributor Before Red River College’s new food bank trailer can lend a hand to students, it needs one final touch. “Just waiting for the hand railings to arrive and be installed,” said Red River College Students’ Association (RRCSA) president Benjamin McDonald. “We are expecting them this week.” After two years of fundraising, the new $125,000 trailer at the Notre Dame Campus (NDC) will be open on Sept. 25. The building is in the Northwest student parking lot. The opening signals a lot of hard work and dedication for the...

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On the record

A story of state-sponsored misery David Koroma, News Columnist Child and Family Services (CFS) is our massive, multi-million dollar foster care system, and it is in desperate need of reform. On Sept. 1,Manitoba’s First Nations family advocate, Cora Morgan, spoke out against the fact that our province is seizing an average of one newborn a day without much regard for the child’s or family’s well-being. A week later, a Winnipeg Police Service report stated four out of five missing children in Manitoba are wards of CFS. Our province has a foster care problem. It’s not new, and it’s only...

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News Briefs

Compiled by Erin DeBooy Women’s full moon drumming The Aboriginal Student Support & Community Relations will be holding women’s full moon drumming ceremony on Sept. 28. Hosted by Elder Mae Louise Campbell, students are welcome to join at the Medicine Wheel Gardens at the Notre Dame campus. Drums will be provided for those new to the drumming experience, however those who have their own drums are encouraged to bring them. The ceremony will take place from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.. Virtual safe walk A group of students at the University of Michigan have developed an app to make...

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