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July 13, 2016

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Lit Matters: Beating the tin drum with Günter Grass

July 13, 2016 by Keagan Hawthorne, contributing writer  
Filed under July 13, 2016, Columns

“Even bad books are books and therefore sacred,” said Günter Grass, a German novelist and political activist who won the Nobel Prize in 1999 and is best known for his sweeping novel The Tin Drum. The novel tells the story of World War II from the perspective of Oscar Matzerath, a dwarf who willfully stopped […]

The other side of the divide: talking tensions with Bilan Arte, national chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students

July 13, 2016 by Greg Pratt, Managing Editor  
Filed under July 13, 2016, Features

Our June 15, 2016 issue featured the cover story “A provincial divide,” which looked in detail at the state of the national student movement in Canada. The Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) did not agree to interview requests by the time we went to print. We have since talked with CFS national chairperson Bilan Arte […]

Camosun Toastmasters club still going strong after 80 years

July 12, 2016 by Adam Marsh, Student Editor  
Filed under July 13, 2016, Campus, Web Exclusive

Camosun College’s Toastmasters Club, which is dedicated to improving students’ public speaking, communication, and listening skills, has now been in Victoria for 80 years (it was at other locations before Camosun was founded in 1971). College Liaison for Toastmasters April Atkins says the group’s longevity can be attributed to those involved in the club. “There […]

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