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February 8, 2012

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Local artist doesn’t succumb to struggles

February 8, 2012 by Lucas Milroy, contributing writer  
Filed under February 8, 2012, Life

Victoria printmaker and Camosun graduate Nic Vandergugten knows all about the struggles of being an artist. And it’s not just the financial struggles that weigh on Vandergugten; like all artists, he wonders if what he’s doing will resonate with people at all. “You’re never sure whether you’re going to be rewarded financially, or if people […]

Open Space: In defence of Valentine’s Day

February 7, 2012 by Nicole Beneteau, contributing writer  
Filed under February 8, 2012, Views

Valentine’s Day gets a bad rap. When February 14 arrives, people roll their eyes, furrow their brows, and poke fun at anything V-Day related. But I say Valentine’s is to be adored, not detested. Let’s face it, February sucks. It’s cold, grey, often rainy, and always unpleasant. What better time to celebrate a holiday dedicated […]

College says co-op guidelines ‘out of whack’

February 7, 2012 by Nicole Beneteau, contributing writer  
Filed under February 8, 2012, News

A crackdown on government policy by Camosun College financial aid will affect students looking for unpaid internship or co-op positions this spring and summer. Students must now commit to 12 weeks of unpaid co-op work in order to be considered for financial assistance, a government requirement that has students and staff concerned. Because the spring […]

Day of action raises awareness of student debt

February 7, 2012 by Megan Gibson, contributing writer  
Filed under February 8, 2012, News

Approximately 500 students took part in a recent day of action against student debt in Lansdowne campus’ Fisher courtyard, organized by the Camosun College Student Society (CCSS). “I was really happy about the outcome. It was a feeling of accomplishment,” says Camosun psychology student Nathanial Goyet-Lamoureux. “It’s good to know that we are all in […]

Proops tackles all aspects of comedy

February 7, 2012 by Wes Lord, contributing writer  
Filed under February 8, 2012, Arts

Despite Greg Proops’ reputation for being sharp and sarcastic, he sounds sincere, reflective and maybe a little tired on the phone from San Francisco. He’s performing at the city’s Sketchfest, before heading to Victoria for a live version of the hit improv television show Whose Line Is It Anyway?, but he doesn’t have the luxury […]

Earthy Edibles: Seasonal affective salad

February 7, 2012 by Keira Zikmanis  
Filed under February 8, 2012, Columns

Despite my intentions to eat as locally as possible, usually somewhere in the oily depths of winter I start reaching for citrus. And let’s face it, I eat avocado all year round. These are some of my guilty pleasures, but it’s hard to feel bad about something that’s so good for me. Avocado, with its […]

Double Teamed: Just like ears… really

February 7, 2012 by Dylan Wilks and Clorisa Simpson  
Filed under February 8, 2012, Columns

We recently watched a documentary on labiaplasty; here are our thoughts on the matter. Clorisa: This kind of surgery just brings up a whole lot of questions about plastic surgery in general, and when it’s needed and when it’s not needed, and when is it excessive? Dylan: Watching a woman cut her labia off made […]

What’s Up With Her?: Identity politics

February 7, 2012 by Chantal Kyffin, Camosun College Women's Centre  
Filed under February 8, 2012, Columns

For decades, society has been seeing more and more identity politics: claiming an identity as a member of an oppressed or marginalized group. Legal scholar Kathryn Woodward argues in an article entitled Mapping The Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence against Women of Color that within a minority group there often exist intersecting minorities. Woodward […]

In Search of Lost Time: Cake is better than sex

February 7, 2012 by Daphne Crossman, Camosun College Pride Centre  
Filed under February 8, 2012, Columns

Sexual feelings and behaviour in Canadian society are incredibly diverse. Many sexual identities, however, are invisible in our society due to supposed rarity, misunderstanding, and the hegemony of heterosexuality overshadowing minority dispositions. Our multidimensional sexual character is determined through introspection and experimentation following our inborn sense of self as we develop. We then ascribe socially […]

Comics: February 8, 2012 issue

February 7, 2012 by Ken MacKenzie, Libby Hopkinson  
Filed under February 8, 2012, Humour

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