Thursday, June 29, 2017

Columns

Cream of the Craft: Some in-between beers for the in-between days of spring and summer

June 14, 2017 by Patrick Newman, contributing writer  
Filed under June 14, 2017, Columns

Probably my favourite time of the year is when we swing from spring toward summer. The weather seems to be in a constant state of flux between really nice and really crappy. On the nice days, I’ll sit under a shady tree, read a book, and listen to some chill tunes. On those grey, muggy […]

Calculated Thought: Times are changing with blockchain

June 14, 2017 by Sean Annable, contributing writer  
Filed under June 14, 2017, Columns

Blockchain technology is becoming more than a system that powers cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and ether, created by Ethereum; it’s part of a sociocultural movement that is disrupting the finance industry, among many others, and it could change the internet as we know it. Joseph Lubin, founder of the Brooklyn tech company Consensys, is enthusiastic […]

dearest reader: A proposal: student society must form political party

June 14, 2017 by Aaron Stefik, contributing writer  
Filed under June 14, 2017, Columns

Dearest reader, As we glide upon the wake of our fair province’s most recent exercise in democracy, one finds it prudent to look briskly ahead to preparation for the next election, lest we descend into complacency upon a favourable result or else fall to disquieted acceptance upon an unfavourable one. Your own reaction will vary, […]

Calculated Thought: Building trust in the digital world

May 17, 2017 by Sean Annable, contributing writer  
Filed under May 17, 2017, Columns

Bitcoin, the most popular of crypto-currencies making headlines in the financial-technology world, is powered through a complex system known as a blockchain. This revolutionary technology is creating a buzz over its many possible applications in banking, accounting, law, and even the energy sector. Blockchain technology can be tough to wrap your head around. It’s a […]

Cream of the Craft: Twa Dogs and Riot bring an island IPA explosion with hoppy brews

May 17, 2017 by Patrick Newman, contributing writer  
Filed under May 17, 2017, Columns

The India pale ale (IPA) has, until recently, been the go-to beer for many craft brewers and craft consumers. The Pacific Northwest has excelled at recreating this old British style, which has a strong focus on hops over malt. This is due in large part to the favourable growing conditions here for hops, not to […]

The Bi-weekly Gamer: The love of the game

May 17, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under May 17, 2017, Columns

I’ve been writing a lot about live game tournament events, viewer numbers, and the passion of fans supporting their favourite teams. But to actually be one of those viewers—one of those shouting, rabid fans at a live event—was something I’ve never had the pleasure of experiencing until recently. Enter League of Legends and the NA […]

Calculated Thought: The impact of higher US interest rates

March 29, 2017 by Sean Annable, contributing writer  
Filed under March 29, 2017, Columns

Anyone who follows this column may notice I talk a lot about interest rates. When understanding the impact of interest rates, its easiest to think of them as the cost of money. Money has been cheap for a long time. Low mortgage rates have undoubtedly added to our housing woes. They make it easier to […]

To See or Not to See: Pulp Fiction holds up, like the Bible

March 29, 2017 by Finlay Pogue, contributing writer  
Filed under March 29, 2017, Columns

Pulp Fiction 5/5 Pulp Fiction (1994) was the last film that was both truly original and widely successful. You can moan all you like about Mulholland Drive (2001), and you can say, “Hey, wait—Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) was insanely original!” I’ll even remind you about Spirited Away (2001) and Synecdoche, New York […]

The Bi-weekly Gamer: Esports and the surge of wealth

March 29, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under March 29, 2017, Columns

Recently there has been a huge amount of money floating around in not just one or two esports but in almost all of the major ones. Teams are being bought up in Overwatch for upward of $1 million; prize pools in Dota 2 are reaching $18 million; League of Legends is pumping, presumably, thousands into […]

Dearest Reader: A proposal: Camosun must acknowledge a neglected culture

March 29, 2017 by Aaron Stefik, contributing writer  
Filed under March 29, 2017, Columns

One can surely envisage few ideals yet dearer to the heart of the Canadian than this grand nation’s consummate manner of societal inclusion for all amongst its population in each and every forum of economic and social opportunity, and in every facet of public life. With like admiration, we may gaze back in pride on […]

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