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Penguin & Peacock: February 1, 2017 issue

February 1, 2017 by Jayden Grieve, contributing writer  
Filed under February 1, 2017, Humour

Smith vs. Smith: February 1, 2017 issue

February 1, 2017 by Matt Smith, contributing writer  
Filed under February 1, 2017, Humour

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To See or Not to See: Whiplash proves that dreams are worthwhile

February 1, 2017 by Finlay Pogue, contributing writer  
Filed under February 1, 2017, Columns

Whiplash 4.5/5 Whiplash (2014) is one of the finest pieces of independent filmmaking—and therefore filmmaking as a whole—in recent history. It’s alive, but it’s not desperate to be; it’s funny, but only because life is funny sometimes; it features young characters that aren’t limp or over-inflated with self-awareness. Most of all, though, Whiplash captures what […]

News Briefs: February 1, 2017 issue

February 1, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under February 1, 2017, News

Camosun seeking feedback on policy  Camosun College is inviting students and faculty to provide feedback on the most recent draft of their Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy. The deadline for input is February 10. An online survey can be filled out at camosun.fluidsurveys.com/s/svmp2feedback. Camosun will be implementing this policy in May of this year as […]

From the Wolves use music to challenge religion

February 1, 2017 by David McEwan, contributing writer  
Filed under February 1, 2017, Arts

Shane DeGraaff, lead vocalist of Calgary hardcore band From the Wolves, says that his musical motivation came early: his father was into music, so when DeGraaff was a child he was already playing instruments. And when he discovered punk, DeGraaff picked up a bass guitar and started playing in punk bands. DeGraaff says that playing […]

Victoria Film Fest brings films from around the globe to town

February 1, 2017 by Finlay Pogue, contributing writer  
Filed under February 1, 2017, Arts

The Victoria Film Festival (VFF) is a city-wide event, with different movie houses pulling their own weight, taking on showings; it’s a silent culture of film that takes hold of the town, enthralling those in the know. The fest is host to a multicultural cast of players, with films from around the world—Japan, Australia, France, […]

The Bi-weekly Gamer: Providing an amateur league

February 1, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under February 1, 2017, Columns

A large amount of players and viewers probably don’t realize that Riot Games has set up a professional-style tournament for League of Legends (LoL) for people like you and me. University League of Legends (uLoL) is a program organized by Riot Games and student clubs on college and university campuses across the US and Canada. […]

Dearest Reader: A proposal: Valentine’s day is a grand opportunity

February 1, 2017 by Aaron Stefik, contributing writer  
Filed under February 1, 2017, Columns

Dearest Reader, To your most assured awareness, that so-talked-about festival of Valentine’s Day is again nearly upon us. Rarely has there been a holiday which has come to be reckoned so unpleasant and so widely and vastly despised in the young people of our nation as this one. The burden of lonesomeness that plagues they […]

Open Space: Pronoun usage shouldn’t trample freedom of speech

February 1, 2017 by Thomas Busteed, contributing writer  
Filed under February 1, 2017, Views

“Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction”—powerful words once uttered by Ronald Reagan. And these words could not strike truer in recent days, as freedom of speech is under fire in academia. We live in a world where we are no longer man and woman, but man, […]

Django Fest brings Roma flair to Victoria

February 1, 2017 by Aaron Stefik, contributing writer  
Filed under February 1, 2017, Arts

This month, venues along Victoria’s waterfront district will be transformed into a world of near-mystical performance art rooted in the wayfaring soul of the European Roma and the sparkling jazz clubs of the first half of the 20th century. It was by the blending of these two styles that Django Reinhardt, himself Romani, crafted a […]

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