Helping Hands Fundraising Gala

On October 28th, 2013, the Helping Hands Centre of Brandon will be hosting their first fundraising gala, with entertainment from the Brandon University School of Music, and a meal prepared by Red Seal chef Derek Woychyshynwas from Brandon’s Komfort Kitchen.

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Block definitely rocked

On Friday, September 13th, BUSU’s annual Rock the Block event was held on Rosser Avenue in Downtown Brandon. Flushing last year’s April Wine, My Darkest Days and Down with Webster from our systems were 80’s rockers Helix, rock-turned-country star Dallas Smith, and Saskatchewan’s own Sheepdogs.

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Take Back the Night

The Brandon University Women’s Collective will be holding its annual Take Back the Night march on Wednesday, September 18th.  Sarah Tomchak, BUSU’s Women’s Commissioner, says that, “Violence against women is often kept behind closed doors. I’d like to see a big number of people out to support our women and show that we’re not going to be silent about it anymore”. 

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By-elections to be held next month

By-elections to fill vacant or appointed positions on the Brandon University Students’ Union (BUSU) will be held next month.  This decision was made after a heated discussion following an email sent out on August 27th by BUSU President, Stephanie Bachewich, which informed council that they would not be having by-elections, so appointed council members would remain in their positions with no elections until April 30th, 2014.

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Upcoming referendum questions

At their council meeting on Tuesday, September 3rd, BUSU approved two referendum questions to be asked during the by-election.  One seeks to lower the amount of credit hours students need to be enrolled in to be automatically a part of BUSU’s Health and Dental Plan.  Currently, students who are in a minimum of 9 credit hours per term are automatically members, but can opt-out if they have alternate coverage.

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Brandon Transit on Sundays

Despite Brandon’s modest geographical size and population, public transportation has not always been the most convenient solution for navigating the city…until now! One of the most irritating restrictions of Brandon Public Transit was their Monday to Saturday schedule, to which any frequent patron could attest, but that’s about to change.

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The weather is never boring in Brandon

After an abnormally cool summer and a recent heat wave to conclude August, Brandonites should anticipate “fairly typical” weather this autumn. Southwestern Manitoba is expected to receive normal temperatures and levels of precipitation throughout the months of September, October, and November, according to The Weather Network’s fall outlook.

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Blank Verse: Shakespeare moving away from iambic pentameter?

Could Shakespeare make it big today? Many of the most renowned English writing legends rose to fame long ago, during the earlier years of the language we know today (not that English has stopped evolving—lol), and their talent and subsequent fame is oftentimes questioned when compared to those in the contemporary world. This is the focus of Blank Verse.

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Rock the Block 2013 is coming up!

What was Brandon’s best outdoor performance of 2012? If you answered Rock the Block, get ready because this year’s event is less than a month away! On September 13th, Rosser Avenuewill be shaken by Rock the Block 2013, proudly presented by the Brandon University Students’ Union (BUSU).

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Want to win a thousand dollars?

What are your plans for the 2013/2014 term? Are you amped to throw the biggest SUDS social Brandon University has seen in Dr. Poff’s reign? Determined to dominate the court and carry the Bobcat volleyball team to nationals again? Eager to get back to brush and canvas to become Canada’s next Emily Carr? Or do you know someone who does?

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