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December 7, 2011

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Choosing cheer: making bad holidays good again

December 7, 2011 by Carol-Lynne Michaels, staff writer  
Filed under December 7, 2011, Features

As any student knows, it can be tough navigating the upcoming holiday season of marketing, family time, and festivities. Despite tired brain cells and weakened bank balances, the odds are good that students will bounce back from exams and be able jump into the holiday spirit. Still, while the holidays are great for some, this […]

Holiday movie season brings thrills, chills

December 7, 2011 by Dylan Wilks, staff writer  
Filed under December 7, 2011, Arts

The holidays are approaching like some kind of festive juggernaut, and while families are out representing consumerism, the Hollywood marketing machine likes to capitalize on this wanton spending by releasing their last wave of films for the year. So while you’re procrastinating and not buying gifts for your loved ones, a number of excellent films […]

Future of sexual health clinic remains uncertain

December 7, 2011 by Marina Glassford, contributing writer  
Filed under December 7, 2011, News

The sexual health clinic at Camosun’s Lansdowne campus offers a place for students to go and, well, get their junk checked out. But funding for the clinic is never guaranteed, leaving it in a constant state of flux. The Camosun clinic, located on the top floor of the Richmond House and running 1:30-4:30 pm Thursdays, […]

Earthy Edibles: Sensuous holiday sweets

December 7, 2011 by Keira Zikmanis  
Filed under December 7, 2011, Columns

Orange hazelnut truffles I learnt how to make truffles at a little hippie bakery I worked at in Ottawa a number of years ago, and I’m so glad I did. These little guys make delicious and impressive Christmas gifts, or special treats for those cold winter nights. And they’re really not as hard to make […]

Comics: December 7, 2011 issue

December 7, 2011 by Libby Hopkinson, Ken MacKenzie, Kyle Lees  
Filed under December 7, 2011, Humour

Green Your World: Climate-change info session excites

December 7, 2011 by Luke Kozlowski, Camosun Students for Environmental Awareness  
Filed under December 7, 2011, Columns

The latest round of international climate-change negotiations in Durban, South Africa have begun and diplomats are trying to find a replacement agreement for the Kyoto Protocol. On the first night of negotiations, an information session took place in downtown Victoria, which was hosted by a local non-profit group called Majority for a Sustainable Society. The […]

What’s Up with Her?: Good vibrations

December 7, 2011 by Sophia Lenarduzzi, Camosun College Women's Centre  
Filed under December 7, 2011, Columns

The most romantic present I ever received from a boyfriend was a vibrator. It was pink, oh-so-pretty (looking slightly like a unicorn horn), and immensely useful. This handy device is still a routine part of my life, unlike the fella who gave it to me. So why would I want a vibrator instead of roses, […]

Professor publishes zombie essay collection

December 7, 2011 by Keeton Wilcock, The Fulcrum (University of Ottawa)  
Filed under December 7, 2011, Arts

OTTAWA (CUP) – In 2009, University of Ottawa mathematics and statistics professor Robert Smith and his students wrote a paper When Zombies Attack!: Mathematical Modelling of an Outbreak of Zombie Infection. After two years of significant media buzz about his unusual publication, Smith has returned as the editor of a collection of essays on the […]

New Music Revue: December 7, 2011 issue

December 7, 2011 by Chesley Ryder, Adam Price, Rose Jang  
Filed under December 7, 2011, Arts

The Lost Lovers Brigade Little Skeletons (independent) 3/5 When listening to The Lost Lovers Brigade’s debut album, Little Skeletons, a few key phrases come to mind, phrases like “meh,” “it’s aight,” and “I guess I could see people being into this.” Now, that’s not saying this Vancouver band is terribleŃthere’s something that catches my attention […]

The true meaning of hipsters

December 7, 2011 by  
Filed under December 7, 2011, Life

MONTREAL (CUP) – What do you think of when you hear the word “hipster”? For hipster haters, it’s an arrogant trend follower, who loves sarcasm and drinking Pabst Blue Ribbon while wearing black, thick-rimmed glasses with no lenses. It’s clear to see that “hipster” has become an overused word that has lost its significance and […]

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