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February 3, 2016

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Victoria Film Festival tackles comedy, drama, and more

February 3, 2016 by Jayden Grieve, contributing writer  
Filed under February 3, 2016, Arts

The Victoria Film Festival is back for its 22nd year of screening films for local audiences. The festival has a very large and comprehensive line-up of movies; Victoria Film Festival communications coordinator Fulya Ozkul says that no matter who you are, you’re sure to find something you’ll love. “You can expect 150 films over ten […]

Camosun Visual Arts students to display art at Lansdowne campus

February 3, 2016 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under February 3, 2016, Arts

Students from Camosun College’s Visual Arts program are displaying their artwork in three spaces around the Lansdowne campus this month. The works will be on display as of February 16 in the entrance foyer of the Lansdowne library, on the second floor of the library, and at a space between Young 111 and 117. Camosun […]

Bungy Jump for a Cause strips stigma, clothes for charity

February 3, 2016 by Oriana Smy, contributing writer  
Filed under February 3, 2016, Life

“I’m terrified and nervous and excited all at the same time,” says Emma De Vynck, who is doing her University of Victoria Social Work practicum through the British Columbia Schizophrenic Society (BCSS). De Vynck will be one of 160 people jumping naked in the 10th annual Bungy Jump for a Cause fundraising event, which is […]

Know Your Profs: Camosun writing prof Jasmine North becomes other and marvels at community

February 3, 2016 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under February 3, 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 […]

New Camosun club helps women in engineering gain confidence

February 3, 2016 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under February 3, 2016, Campus

Camosun College has a new student club for women in engineering. Second-year Civil Engineering Technology student Valerie Shearsmith says she started the Interurban Women in Engineering club (which Shearsmith says aims to instill “confidence and assertiveness” to women) after personal experiences of feeling intimidated in the industry. “Sometimes, in my experience, I’ve been the only […]

News Briefs: February 3, 2016

February 3, 2016 by Pascale Archibald, student editor  
Filed under February 3, 2016, News

Camosun to host championships Camosun College will be hosting the 2017 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Women’s Volleyball National Championship. The championships will take place at the Camosun Chargers’ home base, the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence at the Interurban campus, from March 8 to 11, 2017. Visit camosun.ca/sports/chargers for more information on the Camosun […]

Motions to separate from national Canadian Federation of Students organization pass at Canadian Federation of Students-British Columbia meeting

February 3, 2016 by Pascale Archibald, student editor  
Filed under February 3, 2016, News

Three motions were passed during the Canadian Federation of Students-British Columbia (CFS-BC)’s 34th annual general meeting that indicate the beginnings of separation from the national Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) organization. The relationship between BC member groups and the national CFS organization has been strained due to allegations of corruption in the national organization as […]

Open Space: Valentine’s Day just a holiday for business fat cats

February 3, 2016 by Tabitha Ross, contributing writer  
Filed under February 3, 2016, Views

Valentine’s Day is a mysterious holiday filled with romantic and heroic stories of a saint of (or in some cases in) love, a saint of justice, protesting prison conditions, who passed away after being locked up and falling in love with his jailor’s daughter; or a saint who continued to perform marriages in secret after […]

What’s Going On: February 3 to 16, 2016

February 3, 2016 by Pascale Archibald, student editor  
Filed under February 3, 2016, Campus

Wednesday, February 3 Rally against student debt Join students protesting against student debt at the legislature. Things get started at 11:30 am at Centennial Square; at 12 pm the rally starts at the BC legislature. The rally is being held by the Camosun College Student Society and the University of Victoria Students’ Society; see uvss.ca/educationisaright […]

The Bi-weekly Gamer: A struggle against the meta

February 3, 2016 by Adam Boyle, contributing writer  
Filed under February 3, 2016, Columns

Back in November, I wrote an article on Guild Wars 2 and the then-newly released expansion pack. Since then, many fixes and updates have been dumped on the player base. Two big changes are the revamp of player-vs.-player (PvP) ranked matches and Elite Specializations, which aim to allow players to explore new ways to play […]

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