Archive for Category: "Student Projects"

Voices of the Voiceless: Man with spina bifida just wants ‘a little respect’

Voices of the Voiceless: Man with spina bifida just wants ‘a little respect’

Disrespect is nothing new for Michael Mifflin, who was born with spina bifida. In high school in Winnipeg, he was shoved into lockers and had his canes stolen and hidden by other students. As an adult, he navigates public transit… [More]

Voices of the Voiceless: Confessions of a gay Mennonite

Voices of the Voiceless: Confessions of a gay Mennonite

By Laura Tait (Writer’s note: Identifying details in this article have been changed because the subject is not publicly open about his sexual orientation.) In addition to being smart, funny, politically conservative, and an entrepreneur, Jude is also same-sex oriented,… [More]

Voices of the Voiceless: Homeless teen encounters judgment and ridicule

Voices of the Voiceless: Homeless teen encounters judgment and ridicule

  By Carter Brooks At first glance, Shane Claiborne and Arika Fraser have little in common. Claiborne, 37, is from Tennessee, is a popular author, and is in demand as a speaker in Christian circles. Fraser, 15, lives in inner-city… [More]

Voices of the Voiceless: Learning to live with FASD

Voices of the Voiceless: Learning to live with FASD

By Krystofer Penner Maia was 4 years old when she was diagnosed with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). She remembers being confused and upset. “My mom did what to me? What happened?” In many ways, the anger the Winnipegger feels… [More]

Voices of the Voiceless: Church helps single mom escape abuse

Voices of the Voiceless: Church helps single mom escape abuse

  By Rebecca Kuhn   Every morning in Jessica Burridge’s house begins with dancing. Accompanied by her children, Dakota, 6, Danika, 4, and Dawson, 3, with music recorded by Justin Bieber, the family begins each day with joy. However, life… [More]

Voices of the Voiceless: MCC volunteer recounts life-long challenges

By Bethany Daman The accident that came to shape Lisa’s life happened three months after her first birthday. She was run over by a car. “The front and back wheel went over my head,” Lisa said. “My eyes were pushed out… [More]

Voices of the Voiceless: Pro athletes ‘adopt’ man with disability

Voices of the Voiceless: Pro athletes ‘adopt’ man with disability

By Julia Sisler On any given summer day, you will find 22-year-old David Leitch on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers practice field, receiving passes from quarterbacks, joking with coaches or giving interviews to local media. His name is not on the… [More]

Voices of the Voiceless: Newcomer struck by Canadians’ materialism

Voices of the Voiceless: Newcomer struck by Canadians’ materialism

By Bethany Penner   Canada is known as a land of plenty but, through the eyes of a newcomer, it’s not necessarily the land of happiness. Paulin Bossou and his family moved to Winnipeg from Africa two years ago, and he has… [More]

Printing press allows students to study the history of the book

Printing press allows students to study the history of the book

By Laura Tait For many, room 300-A remains a mystery – an enigma hidden away on the third floor of CMU’s North Campus. Most only know it as the entrance to CMU’s obscure art room.  But for alumnus and artist… [More]

Paralyzed newcomer optimistic he will walk again

Paralyzed newcomer optimistic he will walk again

By Nolan Kehler In Dieudonne’s small apartment, there is a colorful menagerie of crocheted animals – elephants, frogs, and cats. He sells them for $15 each. Crocheting is one of the few things Dieudonne can do to make money. He… [More]