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February 17, 2016

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The Bi-weekly Gamer: What is a sport?

February 17, 2016 by Adam Boyle, contributing writer  
Filed under February 17, 2016, Columns

I want to talk about the word “sport,” the definition behind it, and how e-sports is dismantling the stigma of gaming. This topic is a hefty one, so I will be breaking it up into two columns. The Oxford Dictionary defines a sport as “an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual […]

Lit Matters: Marian Engel bears it all

February 17, 2016 by Keagan Hawthorne, contributing writer  
Filed under February 17, 2016, Columns

“Remember that it is not enough to have everything around you beautiful, remember that there must also be change and flux, because it is through change that we pretend that we can make decisions, and keep our pride,” wrote Marian Engel, a Canadian novelist who was very much interested in stories of personal change. Engel […]

The Sheepdogs return to town a changed band

February 17, 2016 by Alexis Koome, contributing writer  
Filed under February 17, 2016, Arts

The Sheepdogs are coming back to Victoria with new tunes and a new lineup. Three years since the release of their self-titled album, Future Nostalgia features 18 new Sheepdogs songs that the group recorded at a cottage in Stony Lake, Ontario. It’s the Saskatoon rock band’s fifth album, and it comes with a lineup change: […]

The Valley brings current events close to home

February 17, 2016 by Sera Down, contributing writer  
Filed under February 17, 2016, Arts

As students, we’re often too focused on our coursework to assess our own mental health or that of those around us. We consider the victims of police aggression and devastating mental illness to be beyond us, fleeting figures in dashcam videos and quivering cell-phone recordings whose altercations are to be put on trial on YouTube. […]

Local author examines The Butchart Gardens’ hidden history

February 17, 2016 by Alexis Koome, contributing writer  
Filed under February 17, 2016, Arts, Life

Residents of Victoria are all too familiar with The Butchart Gardens. It’s one of our more well-known claims to fame; it’s also widely known that beneath the beautiful and blossoming landscape lies a historic tale, although the details of the tale are unknown to many. This uncertainty is precisely what prompted University of Victoria professor […]

Camosun’s Art-Poem-Art Experiment shows off student work

February 17, 2016 by Jayden Grieve, contributing writer  
Filed under February 17, 2016, Arts, Campus

During February and March, Camosun College Visual Arts instructor Nancy Yakimoski and visual arts student Aileen Penner are facilitating a special art project for students at the college. It’s called the Art-Poem-Art Experiment, and it will show off the talents of Camosun students in a unique way. “We’re both poets involved in the writing community, […]

Know Your Profs: Camosun’s Clarence Bolt still a student at heart

February 17, 2016 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under February 17, 2016, Campus

Know Your Profs is an ongoing series of profiles on the instructors at Camosun College. Every issue we ask a different instructor at Camosun the same 10 questions in an attempt to get to know them a little better. Do you have an instructor that you want to see interviewed in the paper? Maybe you […]

News Briefs: February 17, 2016 issue

February 17, 2016 by Pascale Archibald, student editor  
Filed under February 17, 2016, News

Minister comments irk student society The Camosun College Student Society (CCSS) is concerned after comments made by BC minister of advanced education Andrew Wilkinson in a Times Colonist story. In the piece, Wilkinson made several statements about student debt in BC which the CCSS says were misleading. In the article, Wilkinson stated that 61,000 students […]

Camosun student starts petition protesting potential tuition raise

February 17, 2016 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under February 17, 2016, News

The tuition for Camosun’s Civil Engineering Technology program will increase above the two percent allowed for an existing program if the Ministry of Advanced Education deems it as being “new,” and one Camosun student has started a petition in protest of this potential increase. The Ministry of Advanced Education has a two-percent tuition increase cap […]

Open Space: Pick-up artists taking civilization backwards

February 17, 2016 by Jayden Grieve, contributing writer  
Filed under February 17, 2016, Views

The advent of pick-up artistry in our culture is a gross step backwards for equality, and for civilization at large. A pick-up artist is not someone who has bettered themselves so that they may become more attractive to their target. They are a slimy worm, twisting and contorting themselves into whatever false shape will best […]

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