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June 14, 2017

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Cream of the Craft: Some in-between beers for the in-between days of spring and summer

June 14, 2017 by Patrick Newman, contributing writer  
Filed under June 14, 2017, Columns

Probably my favourite time of the year is when we swing from spring toward summer. The weather seems to be in a constant state of flux between really nice and really crappy. On the nice days, I’ll sit under a shady tree, read a book, and listen to some chill tunes. On those grey, muggy […]

News Briefs: June 14, 2017 issue

June 14, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under June 14, 2017, News

Credit maximum to be implemented on course registration  As of September, Camosun students will not be able to register in more than 20 credits per term. This new rule comes as a result of a high number of students registering in courses they may or may not take; because of this, classes are often filled […]

New Camosun position aims to increase student support

June 14, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor   
Filed under June 14, 2017, News

Lori Horne is the new student support manager for Camosun College. The position, which is part of the office of student experience, was created to assist students in learning about the college’s new Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy, as well as other support services available to Camosun students. Horne, who is a candidate for a […]

Totally depressing contemporary-art scene exposed

June 14, 2017 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under June 14, 2017, Arts

Really, the word “art” barely even has any place in that headline, or in the scene that The Orange Balloon Dog: Bubbles, Turmoil and Avarice in the Contemporary Art Market documents. In the book, author Don Thompson—who has several books to his name, all focusing on the same theme—shows how the modern contemporary art world […]

What’s Going On: June 14 to July 11, 2017

June 14, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under June 14, 2017, Arts

Saturday, June 17 until Monday, September 4 Cumberland before WWII Mirror with Memory, an exhibit that showcases what life was like before the Second World War in the central Vancouver Island community of Cumberland, is on at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria until September 4. The photos and documents in the exhibit showcase some very […]

Workshop combines city planning and tree houses

June 14, 2017 by Felicia Santarossa, contributing writer  
Filed under June 14, 2017, Life

What’s an engaging way to get citizens proactive in city development? Get them to sketch a tree house, of course. And that’s what Crazy Dames—made up of artist Jennie Suddick and urban planner Sara Udow—intend to do at Open Space’s upcoming Creative Placemaking Workshops. The workshops are divided into two separate events, the first of […]

New Music Revue: Melvin van Peebles soundtrack looks ahead

June 14, 2017 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under June 14, 2017, Arts

Melvin van Peebles Sweet Sweetback’s Badasssss Song (An Opera) (Stax Records) 3.5/5 This reissue of this 1971 soundtrack is notable for the performances of Earth, Wind & Fire—at that point, still relatively unknown—but lays down a mean ’70s funk/soul groove regardless of who’s playing it. But it’s noteworthy for more than that. With a wild, […]

FernFest aims to be fun, creative, and philanthropic in its 22nd year

June 14, 2017 by Mason Hendricks, web editor  
Filed under June 14, 2017, Arts

The neighbourhood of Fernwood is well known for its abundant art, from its decorated telephone poles to its small art galleries. The 22nd annual FernFest will be showcasing this lust for art and bringing people together for two days of food, music, and loads of other activities. FernFest is put on by the Fernwood Neighbourhood […]

New Music Revue: John Gary Williams shows smooth style on reissue

June 14, 2017 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under June 14, 2017, Arts

John Gary Williams John Gary Williams (Stax Records) 3/5 In 1973, John Gary Williams released his debut solo album after returning from the Vietnam War and spending some time away from his band, The Mad Lads. That album—now reissued on vinyl for the first time since its initial release—shows both his smooth, soulful style and […]

Open Space: Student group should not have apologized over Lou Reed song

June 14, 2017 by Mason Hendricks, web editor  
Filed under June 14, 2017

The Central Student Association student group at Ontario’s University of Guelph recently found themselves in the spotlight over an apology they issued for playing a transphobic song at an event on campus. The problem is, the song’s not transphobic. The cut in question is Lou Reed’s 1972 classic “Walk on the Wild Side.” Several students […]

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