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February 4, 2015

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The Prodigal Planeswalker: Magic club receives generous donation

February 4, 2015 by Andy Chen, Camosun College Magic: the Gathering Club  
Filed under February 4, 2015, Columns

Where there’s a community, there’s often a noble benefactor who wants to see fellow planeswalkers thrive. One such member gifted Camsoun’s Magic club with the most unexpected surprise of all: a Duel Deck Anthology set. This specially made set was created to help introduce new players to the game while highlighting 20 years of Magic: […]

Indigeviews: Upcoming events for indigenous students

February 4, 2015 by Shayli Robinson, Camosun College First Nations Students Association  
Filed under February 4, 2015, Columns

‘uy skweyul! As the First Nations Director of the Camosun College Student Society, I would like to introduce Indigeviews, the new column written on behalf of the First Nations Student Association (FNSA). This column will seek to connect and engage with self-identified indigenous students on campus. If getting connected with fellow indigenous students on campus […]

New Camosun Social Justice Club sheds light on discrimination

February 4, 2015 by Shae Carter, contributing writer  
Filed under February 4, 2015, Campus

Discrimination against minorities in Canada is something that is echoed on the country’s postsecondary campuses. Luckily, the Camosun Social Justice Club has emerged to combat these issues, and in doing so has created a space where students can safely tell their stories on campus. The Social Justice Club holds a community roundtable meeting every other […]

Ability’s Muse: Internalized dominance

February 4, 2015 by Andy Chen, Camosun College Students with dis(A)bilities Collective  
Filed under February 4, 2015, Columns

Being an able-bodied person within our culture comes with a lot of privilege. We think of providing access ramps and designated disabled access washrooms as assurance that society is fair and objective. Until you actually listen to another student’s lived-in experience of accessing public postsecondary, you don’t realize how different it can be for them. […]

Age of Geeks: Handy apps for improving studies

February 4, 2015 by Vishal Pandey, contributing writer  
Filed under February 4, 2015, Columns

In this age of technology and everyone having a smartphone, nothing is too much work. Countless apps are available to do everything from taking notes in class to buying cheap books online. As long as you’ve got a smartphone and a few bucks, here are a few apps to ace, or at least pass, every […]

Bite Me: Wings aplenty at Tartan Toque

February 4, 2015 by Megan Dunn, contributing writer  
Filed under February 4, 2015, Columns

The Tartan Toque is Victoria’s only true wing joint. However, the Toque has so many choices beyond chicken wings. You can’t just sit there and scan the menu board; it takes a few minutes to truly absorb what’s available. The food choices include house-made burgers, salads, wraps, and greasy goodness like fries and poutine. The […]

Know Your Profs: English instructor Christine Kirchner says variety is the spice of life

February 4, 2015 by Jason Schreurs, assistant editor  
Filed under February 4, 2015, Campus

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

Lit Matters: Joan Didion and the New Journalism

February 4, 2015 by Keagan Hawthorne, contributing writer  
Filed under February 4, 2015, Columns

“We tell ourselves stories in order to live,” said Joan Didion, a multi-talented writer known for her novels, screenplays, and non-fiction. Didion’s most recent work includes two incredibly moving memoirs about the deaths of her husband of 40 years and, just over a year later, their only daughter. In addition to her novels and memoirs, […]

Student parents say campus childcare at Camosun costly, long waitlists

February 4, 2015 by Jeremy Vargas, contributing writer  
Filed under February 4, 2015, Campus

Prices are high and waitlists long for Camosun students wanting to send their children to the college’s Child Care Services centres, according to some student parents. Derek Robertson is a student of the Sport Management program who says that utilizing the college’s Child Care Services was not feasible for him. “We can barely afford to […]

New Music Review: Reservoir win by evoking ’90s midwest emo

February 4, 2015 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under February 4, 2015, Arts

Reservoir Cicurina Vol. 1 (Glory Kid Records) 4/5 Pennsylvania’s Reservoir are about to remind you of what the word “emo” once meant. Once upon a time, bands like Sunny Day Real Estate and Mineral actually embraced heart-on-sleeve emotion in music and delivered it to an energetic rock soundtrack that wasn’t overly slick or pandering in […]

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