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August 16, 2017

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Dearest Reader: A Proposal: Camosun must house the homeless

August 16, 2017 by Aaron Stefik, contributing writer  
Filed under August 16, 2017, Columns

Dearest Reader, Some weeks have now elapsed since mayor Lisa Helps first offered, at the suggestion of a few good Samaritans, the suggestion that residents of our fair city open their doors to the displaced and downtrodden of the much-discussed homeless community. At the time, a number of local students were quoted in this very […]

New Chargers women’s volleyball coach looks to revitalize team

August 16, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under August 16, 2017, Campus

With any sports team comes the inevitable revolving door of players. But that doesn’t just apply to athletes: here at Camosun, the Chargers women’s volleyball team has a new coach. Brent Hall is a former Camosun Charger himself and, having been around in the coaching scene for a few years, is returning to Camosun not […]

Bed and Breakfast director utilizes vocal mask theatre for summer comedy

August 16, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor   
Filed under August 16, 2017, Arts

When it comes to finding a community, some understanding, and a good clean laugh, Bed and Breakfast—a play that centres around two gay men who open a bed and breakfast—won’t disappoint, says director Ashlie Corcoran. Corcoran has been involved in the play since its early stages, working closely with writer and actor Mark Crawford, whose […]

GoFundMe launched to save Hermann’s Jazz Club

August 16, 2017 by Mason Hendricks, web editor  
Filed under August 16, 2017, Arts

When Hermann Nieweler founded Hermann’s Jazz Club in 1986, it attracted local musicians and patrons with the promise of a casual atmosphere, good music, and friendly company. Today, the venue is the oldest jazz club still in operation in Canada. Nieweler passed away on June 10, 2015, and from that moment the future of the […]

Forestrial Brain showcases the flora and fauna of the wild west coast

August 16, 2017 by Mason Hendricks, web editor  
Filed under August 16, 2017, Arts

Forestrial Brain is a collaborative project by artists Jim Holyoak and Matt Shane that’s centred on the wild imagery of Vancouver Island’s rugged west coast. The duo spent eight days hiking the island’s famous West Coast Trail, documenting what they observed and drawing sketches of all the different plants, animals, and landscapes that they encountered […]

Victoria Fringe Fest performers tackle personal issues through performances

August 16, 2017 by Elias Orrego, contributing writer  
Filed under August 16, 2017, Arts

“Be prepared for anything and everything in between.” These are the words of stand-up comedian Mark Hughes, who will be presenting a solo performance, Tragedy + Time Served = Comedy, at this year’s Victoria Fringe Festival. Hughes says his show is “dramatic storytelling with comedy very, very heavily peppered in.” “In my stand-up, I get […]

The Bi-weekly Gamer: Overwatch League gives pros a reason to join

August 16, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under August 16, 2017, Columns

The Overwatch League (OWL) is one of the first esports leagues to be structured like a traditional sport. OWL teams will be city-based, similar to how the NHL or NBA works; the buy-in price, though, is huge, starting at $20 million and increasing based on the city. For that price, teams are guaranteed a permanent […]

CamFest returns despite Lansdowne campus construction

August 16, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under August 16, 2017, Campus

Even smaller colleges have events for students; here at Camosun, the big one is CamFest, two days on which clubs, societies, and other groups can go all out and show off what they’re all about. Once again, CamFest is making its return at the start of the fall semester; Camosun College Student Society (CCSS) outreach […]

News Briefs: August 16, 2017 issue

August 16, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under August 16, 2017, News

Camosun Chargers holding tryouts The Camosun Chargers are holding tryouts for all their teams—men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s volleyball, and golf—from September 3 to 7. Times for tryouts vary depending on the sport; there is an $80 fee. Students need to register for the golf qualifier tournament—held at Highland Pacific Golf Course on […]

What’s Going On: August 16 to September 4, 2017

August 16, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under August 16, 2017, Arts

Until Saturday, August 26 Talking to art Dark Sand Asks Why You Talk So Fast is currently running at Deluge Contemporary Art. This exhibit showcases the works of Megan Hepburn, who created her art by using brushes that were too small for the canvases that she was using, causing a completely incorrect amount of detail […]

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