Thursday, February 22, 2018

Magazine Issue

Art exhibit measures emotional distances with technology

February 21, 2018 by Deniz Unsal, contributing writer  
Filed under February 21, 2018, Arts

Imagine the awe of the viewers in front of their box-like televisions in 1969 when they watched the first black-and-white images—sent by a slow-scan television (SSTV)—of the moon. This then-cutting-edge technology allowed transmission of images through voice frequencies across two stations—in the above case, between the moon and the Earth. “Slow-scan was built around this […]

Terra Lightfoot brings her most recent mistakes to town

February 21, 2018 by Fred Cameron, features writer  
Filed under February 21, 2018, Arts

Hamilton singer/songwriter Terra Lightfoot says that her latest album, New Mistakes, is a window into where she currently is at in her life. She says the album is about being comfortable with the challenges that can arise in any situation. “Instead of shying away from making a mistake, it’s realizing that each problem we encounter […]

Symposium shines light on college’s coffee-cup problem

February 21, 2018 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under February 21, 2018, Campus

On Tuesday, January 23, The Curse of the Coffee Cup, a symposium about the environmental impacts of disposable coffee cups, was simulcast at Camosun College’s two campuses. The event focused on how we can reduce or eliminate the use of paper and plastic coffee cups at Camosun. “Camosun has for the past five or six […]

What’s Going On: February 21 to March 6, 2018

February 21, 2018 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under February 21, 2018, Arts

Friday, February 23 Bringing the family together The Jim Cuddy Band is joining up with Barney Bentall, Sam Polley, and Devin Cuddy on a tour across Canada. The band will be promoting their new album, Constellation; their stop in Victoria will bring them to the McPherson Playhouse. For more info and tickets, head over to […]

The Bi-weekly Gamer: Vainglory hits milestone in mobile gaming with new release

February 21, 2018 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under February 21, 2018, Columns

The time has finally come for Vainglory. The game’s long awaited 5v5 mode arrived on February 12, and with it came huge changes to the mobile esports and gaming community. The new mode boasts some of the most highly technological achievements so far reached on mobile devices, including proper coding of “fog of war,” an […]

Camosun instructor Laurie Elmquist shows the importance of letting go in new book

February 21, 2018 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under February 21, 2018, Arts

Camosun writing instructor Laurie Elmquist’s new book Where’s Burgess? paints a world that children can relate to and that will take adult readers back many years, suddenly immersed in the world of nine-year-old protagonist Reece. Children’s literature is an underappreciated genre, which is unfortunate when works like this are out there. Elmquist writes with both […]

Know Your Profs: Camosun’s Matthew Agbay on redoing work and being a role model

February 21, 2018 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under February 21, 2018, Campus

Know Your Profs is an ongoing series of profiles on the instructors at Camosun College. Every issue we ask a different instructor at Camosun the same 10 questions in an attempt to get to know them a little better. Do you have an instructor that you want to see interviewed in the paper? Maybe you […]

Accessible for all? A recently constructed building with no elevator raises questions about how Camosun College is doing with accessibility issues

February 21, 2018 by Fred Cameron, features writer  
Filed under February 21, 2018, Features

Camosun’s Centre for Trades Education and Innovation is a beautiful building, filled with modern equipment and hope for the future of our province. I recently took a bus out to see the building, which officially opened in 2016 and is located on the Interurban campus. I was amazed as I walked through the doors into […]

Mind Matters: Cyberbullying must be stopped

February 21, 2018 by Cindy Peckham, contributing writer  
Filed under February 21, 2018, Columns

On Wednesday, February 28, we’ll find ourselves in a sea of flamingo-coloured T-shirts during Pink Shirt Day. This annual event is aimed at raising awareness and ending bullying, with the focus this year being on cyberbullying. Cyberbullying can include sharing personal photographs or videos without consent, creating false accounts with someone else’s identity, or posting […]

Calculated Thought: The economic dance

February 21, 2018 by Sean Annable, contributing writer  
Filed under February 21, 2018, Columns

After repeatedly topping record highs this year, a major stock market index took a 2.5 percent dive on February 2; it was the biggest decline in the Dow Jones Industrial Average since Brexit. Then, the following Monday, investors saw the Dow’s largest drop, points-wise, it had ever seen in a single day. Canadian stocks slumped […]

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