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New Music Revue: Lucero’s tenth album overflows with passion

August 26, 2015 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under August 19, 2015, Arts

Lucero All a Man Should Do (ATO Records/MapleMusic Recordings) 4/5 Long known in the musical circles I tend to gravitate towards as “the band that covered Jawbreaker’s ‘Kiss the Bottle,’” Memphis-based Lucero delivers their gritty country-rock with passion and confidence here on their tenth album. Don’t go thinking this is mainstream pretty-boy country-pop; this is […]

News Briefs August 19, 2015 issue with web exclusive content

August 25, 2015 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under August 19, 2015, News

Terminated Camosun College president to receive $176,000 this year Camosun College’s new president, Sherri Bell, began her term on July 1, but the college’s previous president, Kathryn Laurin, is still getting her $176,000 salary for 2015, according to a recent Times Colonist story. Laurin had her contract terminated last June for reasons never made public, […]

New Music Revue: Frog Eyes deliver powerful but draining album

August 21, 2015 by Rebecca Davies, contributing writer  
Filed under August 19, 2015, Arts

Frog Eyes Pickpocket’s Locket (Paper Bag Records) 3/5 Victoria indie-rock band Frog Eyes has gathered a new assortment of musicians to create an even darker, more unique sound on this album. Vocalist/guitarist Carey Mercer still makes his mark with his signature shaky style, and he is accompanied again by his wife Melanie Campbell, who blends […]

Bringing old plays back to life and connecting artists together with the return of Victoria’s Fringe Festival

August 20, 2015 by Annie Luke, contributing writer  
Filed under August 19, 2015, Arts

What a summer finale: during the span of 11 days, the Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival will bring spoken-word poetry, dance performances, and fully-produced shows to nine different venues around town. One of the interesting things about Fringe, which is now in its 29th year, is that it gives young companies (from all over the world) […]

Camosun College Student Society Lansdowne executive alleges she was verbally abused at Canadian Federation of Students national meeting

August 19, 2015 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under August 19, 2015, News

Camosun College Student Society (CCSS) Lansdowne executive Shayli Robinson, who is also Aboriginal Students Liason for the Canadian Federation of Students-British Columbia (CFS-BC), claims she was verbally abused and bullied at a recent Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) national meeting. Robinson says she ran for the national women’s representative position at the meeting (which took […]

Postsecondary on an empty stomach: the rise of student poverty in Canada

August 18, 2015 by Rachael Grant, contributing writer  
Filed under August 19, 2015, Features

It would be comforting to think that a slight dip in Canada’s economy has led to the situation many postsecondary students are in: struggling with poverty. Unfortunately, many working within postsecondary education feel that the factors at play are much more complex than that. It’s more than just waiting for the economy to get better: […]

Rick Miller reinvents the solo act with BOOM

August 11, 2015 by Blaire Aramenko, contributing writer  
Filed under August 19, 2015, Arts

Typical solo acts consist of performers utilizing their own talents: singers sing their own songs, comedians tell their own jokes, and magicians perform their own magic tricks. One person would never attempt to impersonate 100 people in just one show, right? Well, Rick Miller does, and he will break every preconceived notion of solo shows […]

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