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News Briefs: August 10, 2016 issue

August 10, 2016 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under August 10, 2016, News

Camosun launches new edible garden at Interurban There’s a new edible garden at Camosun’s Interurban campus. The garden will allow students in cooking programs to include more local and fresh herbs, among other things, into their cooking. The garden is located outside the Culinary Arts Centre. Camosun mourns passing of instructor  Camosun College’s flags were […]

New Music Revue: La Chinga freewheels to rock excellence

August 10, 2016 by He Wei, contributing writer  
Filed under August 10, 2016, Arts

La Chinga Freewheelin’ (Small Stone Recordings) 4/5 La Chinga is a hard-rock trio from Vancouver, and their music has psychedelic power. Fans of classic rock bands will agree that their new album, Freewheelin’, is a success, for a couple of reasons. Firstly, its theme and songs are cohesive, making for a great listening experience. When […]

Open Space: In defence of smartwatches

August 10, 2016 by Pascale Archibald, student editor  
Filed under August 10, 2016, Views

The interconnectivity that comes with smart devices is amazing, but sometimes they are too demanding of my time. That’s why I love the idea of a go-between. I’m talking smartwatches; it’s a new twist on an old idea, and it’s the perfect way to stay in the loop while avoiding unnecessary distractions. We’ve all gone […]

Victoria roller-derby league Eves of Destruction not for the faint-hearted

August 10, 2016 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under August 10, 2016, Sports

Roller derby is a physically intense sport, and those involved in Victoria’s Eves of Destruction roller-derby league know all too well the physical toll it can inflict on its players. Skye Dumond, whose team name is reGretel, sits on the league’s board of directors; she coaches the Rotten Apples and currently plays for the Belles […]

To See or Not to See: The 400 Blows and the beauty it gives back

August 10, 2016 by Finlay Pogue, contributing writer  
Filed under August 10, 2016, Columns

The 400 Blows 5/5 François Truffaut’s The 400 Blows (1959) is not a film for those just getting home from a night of debauchery; if you’re reading this while you sip gingerly on a cup of coffee, I advise that you turn to the hangover’s best friend, Netflix. This isn’t a film for a casual […]

What’s Going On: August 10 to September 6, 2016

August 10, 2016 by  
Filed under August 10, 2016, Arts, Campus

Until Saturday, August 13 Much ado about lame headlines using “much ado” The Vancouver Island Shakespeare Arts Society is performing two Bard plays (one comedy, one tragedy) at various venues until August 13; this year it’s Much Ado About Nothing and Othello. Check out vancouverislandshakespearearts.com for more information. Until Sunday, August 28 Mommy madness Mom’s […]

The Bi-weekly Gamer: An end to the foxes?

August 10, 2016 by Adam Boyle, contributing writer  
Filed under August 10, 2016, Columns

A couple of issues ago, I wrote about former NBA player Rick Fox and his entry into the e-sports scene. Since then, his team Echo Fox has had some ups and downs in its play in all the different games they partake in. Most noticeably, the League of Legends branch of the team has been […]

Camosun’s shuttle bus to run again in September

August 10, 2016 by Pascale Archibald, student editor  
Filed under August 10, 2016, Campus

Over the past two years, Camosun College has provided a shuttle-bus service to students, faculty, and staff for access between the Lansdowne and Interurban campuses. It’s the Camosun Express, and it’s going to be up and running again in September. Camosun College Transportation and Parking operations assistant Darcy Neu says the shuttle-bus project was initiated […]

Open Space: Question everything

August 10, 2016 by Jayden Grieve, contributing writer  
Filed under August 10, 2016, Views

For the sake of oneself and for the sake of society at large, it’s becoming increasingly important that we question the rationale behind everything we do. The human brain acts as a composite of all the information it has taken in, and a great deal of that information is completely subconscious. Why do we prefer […]

The Victoria Free B-Film Festival returns with drive-in movies

August 10, 2016 by Mikayala Russell, contributing writer  
Filed under August 10, 2016, Arts

Attention moviegoers and theatre regulars: one of Victoria’s more unique festivals is returning. The Free B-Film Festival shows a variety of films—from blockbusters to less-remembered flicks—in outdoor spaces around the city. This year has some new surprises in store, and festival organizer Donovan Aikman is happy to talk about them. “The Victoria Free B-Film Festival […]

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