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February 18, 2015

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Victoria’s Copper Owl uses diversity to thrive as venue

February 18, 2015 by Derek Janzen, contributing writer  
Filed under February 18, 2015, Arts

For nearly two years, the Copper Owl has been a go-to music venue for emerging bands performing in Victoria. Since opening their doors in early 2013, the venue has hosted hundreds of performances by artists of all different genres, including folk, metal, electronic, and indie rock. Jzero Schuurman and Renee Crawford took over the venue, […]

Hey Rosetta! team up with Stars for ambitious tour

February 18, 2015 by Gillian Sellman, contributing writer  
Filed under February 18, 2015, Arts

Canadian indie rock bands Hey Rosetta! and Stars are stopping in Victoria during their upcoming North American tour. With both bands busy promoting new albums, it seemed natural for them to team up. “We both had records that came out at the same time and we were both planning a pretty extensive tour,” says Hey […]

Victoria hip hop community building from within

February 18, 2015 by Alex Kalicki, contributing writer  
Filed under February 18, 2015, Arts

On a clear winter’s day at the end of North Park Street in Victoria, Marco Bermudez stands in a circle of people who are freestyling rap verses. Sharing stories with each other, everyone in the group is in the moment, getting lost to the rhythm of the beat, and letting their feelings be expressed with […]

Lucia Di Lammermoor tells classic tale of love and tragedy

February 18, 2015 by Jayden Grieve, contributing writer  
Filed under February 18, 2015, Arts

It’s the classic story of love and hate, and the beautifully tragic opera Lucia Di Lammermoor will soon be wowing Victoria audiences. The opera, based on a book by Sir Walter Scott, is a familiar story of heartbreak and tragedy. “A young woman falls in love with a young man who is the enemy of […]

Victoria Spoken Word Festival returns for fifth year

February 18, 2015 by Tori Dmytar, contributing writer  
Filed under February 18, 2015, Arts

Spoken-word poetry doesn’t have to be awkward or unapproachable, especially when you have artistic director of the Victoria Spoken Word Festival, Missie Peters, on the job. Five years ago, Peters wanted to help this discipline grow, change, and continue to be innovative, so she developed this festival that gives spoken-word poets opportunities that have nothing […]

Island sketching group brings artists together

February 18, 2015 by Melissa Fraser, contributing writer  
Filed under February 18, 2015, Life

The room is crowded. People mill about looking at the variety of local goods available. But some stand back, taking in the scene. With bound books in arm and hands moving with purpose, they sketch. Island Sketching, a Victoria artist meet-up group, was started in June of 2013 by Brian Hebb and his wife Cheryl. […]

Know Your Profs: Camosun College Nursing chair Stephen Bishop cherishes student breakthroughs

February 18, 2015 by Jason Schreurs, assistant editor  
Filed under February 18, 2015, 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 […]

Drop-in basketball comes to Camosun’s Interurban campus

February 18, 2015 by Pascale Archibald, contributing writer  
Filed under February 18, 2015, Campus

Students at Interurban will be pleased to hear of a new drop-in sport event that Camosun’s Recreation and Fitness office has added. Drop-in basketball started up in the fall as a student project and could become a permanent part of Camosun’s recreation and fitness agenda. If it’s successful, it will be the first drop-in sports […]

Recent debate at Camosun brings issues of capitalism and climate change to light

February 17, 2015 by Meg Kockx, contributing writer  
Filed under February 18, 2015, Campus, Web Exclusive

A debate was held on Camosun’s Lansdowne campus on Thursday, February 5 regarding the role of capitalism in climate change. Camosun instructors Becky Mason and Bijan Ahmadi argued that capitalism can resolve climate change; Peter Ove and Larry Hannant, also Camosun instructors, argued that capitalism cannot solve the environmental shift. “I think in general I […]

Why Victoria mayor Lisa Helps matters to students

February 17, 2015 by Sera Down, contributing writer  
Filed under February 18, 2015, Features

If you haven’t heard yet, there’s a new mayor in town. Students in particular should heed this development with interest. Victoria’s new mayor, Lisa Helps, is making a concentrated effort to address the questions and concerns of the student body through initiatives and promoting youth involvement. Sworn in on December 4 after defeating previous Victoria […]

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