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Astrological Asininity: August 13, 2014 issue

August 13, 2014 by River Rainfall, contributing writer  
Filed under August 13, 2014, Humour

Aries: The fortune’s kinda weird but here it is: watch out for Santa because it’s totally the wrong time of year so it’s probably not Santa and instead just some weirdo so just stay away K? Taurus: You know what word I hate? Antipasto! Like, LOL! Antipasto, yeah right. Anyway, watch out for people who […]

New Music Revue: Haverford

August 13, 2014 by Zoe Harvey, contributing writer  
Filed under August 13, 2014, Arts

Haverford Alaskan Summer (independent) 1.5/5 Long Island, New York is known for iced tea and being the most populated island in the United States. It is also home to the dreary alternative indie band known as Haverford. Haverford does not disappoint on their latest EP… unless you were expecting music that was actually worth listening […]

Toilet paper of the future: a rookie tree planter’s guide to survival

August 13, 2014 by Rachel Sovka, contributing writer  
Filed under August 13, 2014, Features

Tree planting is not a job; it’s a way of life. And by way of life, I mean way of death. It’s a brutal lifestyle that deeply impacts every aspect of your being and brings you closer to the end of your being every day. Living in the vast Canadian wilderness all summer, pushing the […]

A message from the Camosun College student society: Hungry for affordable education

August 11, 2014 by Rachael Grant, CCSS external executive  
Filed under August 13, 2014, Columns

It’s no secret that the cost of a postsecondary education is steadily climbing, causing students to feel the squeeze as it gets more and more difficult to pay bills, make sure rent is paid, and purchase food. The Camosun College Student Society (CCSS) offers a food bank at both Lansdowne and Interurban campuses, and its […]

Age of Geeks: Handy apps for college students

August 11, 2014 by Vishal Pandey, contributing writer  
Filed under August 13, 2014, Columns

College is a place to have fun, but it can also be challenging. It’s almost time for the stores to be stacked with back-to-school offers, and the tech industry will be stacked with new releases. Adjusting from beer pong and beach parties to five days of college every week can be a bit challenging, but […]

Politically Speaking: Canada’s stance on Gaza conflict troubling

August 11, 2014 by Matthew Helliwell, contributing writer  
Filed under August 13, 2014, Columns

Canada’s relevance on the world stage has only been increasing since World War II, for better or for worse. We still have far less sway than the US or the European Union, but on the rare occasion that Canada speaks, people actually tend to listen. That’s why I thought it was important to mention the […]

Martin Popoff’s new hair metal book looks at a rockin’ era

August 11, 2014 by Greg Pratt, editor-in-chief  
Filed under August 13, 2014, Arts

Even though the hair metal scene of yesterday is alive and well, it’s not quite the same: you don’t see Poison videos going viral or tweets from members of Cinderella all over the place. But, once upon a time, they were on every television and radio station across North America. It was the ’80s, and […]

The Belfry’s The Bomb-itty of Errors mixes Shakespeare and hip hop, with hilarious results

August 11, 2014 by Matthew Helliwell, contributing writer  
Filed under August 13, 2014, Arts

What do you get when you mix Shakespeare with old-school, down-and-dirty hip hop? Probably either a laugh riot or a train wreck. Thankfully, Belfry’s The Bomb-itty of Errors is the former. Set in modern-day New York City, Bomb-itty loosely follows the plot of Shakespeare’s original Comedy of Errors, plus some of the writer’s own flair. […]

Victoria Fringe Festival all about community, discovery

August 11, 2014 by Jason Schreurs, managing editor  
Filed under August 13, 2014, Arts

With 54 shows spread across multiple venues during 11 jam-packed days of live theatre, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by Victoria Fringe Fest. But, according to festival organizers and those who are mounting live theatre productions during Fringe, the best way to embrace the organized chaos of the annual live theatre festival is to jump […]

What’s Going On: August 13 to September 2, 2014: Super-powered Sugar, loving local art, and a big idiot

August 11, 2014 by Samantha Pettifer, contributing writer  
Filed under August 13, 2014, Campus

Friday, August 15 Super-powered Sugar showcase SpaceBoots, Ellice Blackout, the Roper Show, One Night Stand, and Magic in the Woods will all strut their stuff at Sugar this Friday. If you like your rock hard, this is the place to be. If you like your rock soft, well, there are always Lionel Ritchie records at […]

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