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July 15, 2015

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What’s Going On: July 15, 2015 issue

July 27, 2015 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under July 15, 2015, Campus

Various dates in July Symphonic summer The Victoria Symphony is seeing to it that there’s lots of historic music being played in nice sunshine-y places, such as the Inner Harbour and the Butchart Gardens, this month. See victoriasymphony.ca for info. Until August 1 Get coupled Michael Doerksen’s Coupling is a three-part exhibit based around cast […]

Lit Matters: The fantastic humanity of Bohumil Hrabal

July 24, 2015 by Keagan Hawthorne, contributing writer  
Filed under July 15, 2015, Columns

“I was always lucky in my bad luck,” quipped Bohumil Hrabal, a Czech writer famous for his lovable characters and raucous plots. In his novels, a wastepaper compacter quotes philosophy, a man narrates a whole book in a single sentence, and an innocent, clumsy young train-station attendant manages to blow up a Nazi munitions train, […]

Know Your Profs: Camosun Pipe Trades instructor and chair John Gordon sees trades fighting entitlement

July 23, 2015 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under July 15, 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 […]

New Music Revue: Rain Over St. Ambrose’s new album displays a spectrum of styles

July 22, 2015 by Sarah Tayler, contributing writer  
Filed under July 15, 2015, Arts

Rain Over St. Ambrose Still Waking Up (Independent) 4/5 This second album from Nova Scotia indie rockers Rain Over St. Ambrose is slow to start: the repetitive “29 Takes” fails to take full advantage of the band’s vocals. But things pick up fast. While “Broken Love” sounds like two other songs I know, the added […]

News Briefs: July 15, 2015 issue

July 21, 2015 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under July 15, 2015

Thousands graduate at Camosun ceremony On June 18 and 19 over 3,000 students graduated from Camosun College at official ceremonies held at the Interurban campus. The ceremonies also saw six awards given, including one to Camosun Anthropology teacher Nicole Kilburn and her students for their bug festival, which was featured on the cover of Nexus […]

Open Space: A message to the anti-feminist

July 20, 2015 by Rebecca Davies, contributing writer  
Filed under July 15, 2015, Views

Feminism, like any body of theology, has extremists and opposing opinions. Still, most feminists agree that our goal is simple: for everyone to be given the same opportunities to live without being discriminated against. But somehow this message has been skewed, as the recent trend of young women declaring themselves as anti-feminists online shows how […]

No Sinner ignore the negativity and return to rock the shores

July 17, 2015 by Jessica Williamson, contributing writer  
Filed under July 15, 2015, Arts

Colleen Rennison, vocalist of Vancouver rockers No Sinner, says that being a musician is pretty wild, so it makes sense that people who have personalities that aren’t exactly moderate end up in this line of work. “I’m either trying to save the day or absolutely destroying it,” says Rennison. “It feels like that’s just the […]

Camosun students present their findings at geoscience conference (with web-exclusive content)

July 16, 2015 by Pascale Archibald, contributing writer  
Filed under July 15, 2015, Campus

Two Camosun College students were recently given the unique opportunity of presenting at an annual geoscience conference. The conference, held in Victoria in June, was the 17th annual Meeting of the Pacific Northwest Section of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT). Among the presenters was first-year Environmental Technology student Julio Flores. A few months […]

Floating on the surface: one student’s experience overcoming more than just waves at Tofino

July 15, 2015 by Rebecca Davies, contributing writer  
Filed under July 15, 2015, Features

I have not been much of a risk taker in my 26 years of life. Nothing I did was ever to the extreme, and like most sane people, I avoided putting my life in danger. For some reason, I did not classify surfers in the category of “adrenaline junkies.” It might have been because I had […]

Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival returns to its roots

July 13, 2015 by Pascale Archibald, contributing writer  
Filed under July 15, 2015, Arts

When it came time for those involved in the Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival (GVSF) to plan how they were going to celebrate their 25th anniversary, they decided to celebrate the present by looking to the past. So they decided that two of the first productions they ever performed will be performed again. GVSF artistic director […]

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