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June 15, 2016

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Lit Matters: The dog days of André Alexis

June 15, 2016 by Keagan Hawthorne, Contributing Writer  
Filed under June 15, 2016, Columns

“Artists make language vague so that someone can enter into it,” said André Alexis, winner of the 2015 Giller prize for his novel Fifteen Dogs. Alexis spent most of his life in Toronto but was born in Trinidad. Like many immigrant children, he was always conscious of being different, especially when it came to language. […]

Camosun College Student Society concerned about campus security

June 15, 2016 by Pascale Archibald, Student Editor  
Filed under June 15, 2016, News

The April Camosun College Student Society (CCSS) elections contained a referendum question asking if Camosun students were in support of a funding increase to the Walksafer program; the vote did not reach quorum, so funding was not changed. This is an issue for CCSS Student Services Coordinator Michael Glover. Glover, who runs the Walksafer program, […]

New book takes readers into ups and downs of boating life

June 15, 2016 by Alexis Koome, Contributing Writer  
Filed under June 15, 2016, Arts

For lovers of the sea and dry land alike, Peter L. Gordon’s novel Stalking Salmon & Wrestling Drunks: Confessions of a Charter Boat Skipper provides a pleasing read about the complexities of people. Recalled in first person are true tales that took place aboard his charter fishing boat from 1978 to 1990. Born in Vietnam […]

Open Space: We need to change how we eat

June 15, 2016 by Alexis Koome, Contributing Writer  
Filed under June 15, 2016, Views

While recently researching a class paper about modern agriculture, I wound up awake late into each night, dumbfounded and intrigued by the obvious and simple truth it seems billions of people have overlooked. And here it is: poor health starts not only with what we are putting into our bodies, but also with what we […]

The Heaviness of Things that Float tells powerful story of Canada’s First Nations

June 15, 2016 by Alexis Koome, Contributing Writer  
Filed under June 15, 2016, Arts

Jennifer Manuel’s debut novel is a literary work of fiction based on the west coast of British Columbia, which inspired Manuel as she wrote the book. Manuel is very capable of sharing the fullness of what she writes about in The Heaviness of Things that Float. Using her experience from a lifetime dedicated to researching […]

Open Space: Smoking in public needs to stop

June 15, 2016 by Jayden Grieve, Contributing Writer  
Filed under June 15, 2016, Views

To smoke around another person without their consent is a violation of their basic rights. It’s understandable that cigarette cravings are difficult to control and can strike at any time, but when a person lights up while walking down the sidewalk or sitting at a bus stop, it’s completely unfair to anyone standing within a […]

New Music Revue: Daniel Romano redefines Canadian music with Mosey

June 15, 2016 by He Wei, Contributing Writer  
Filed under June 15, 2016, Arts

Daniel Romano Mosey (New West Records) 4/5 Mosey is Daniel Romano’s fifth album, and it features 12 songs from the Ontario-based songwriter, all of which have different styles. Romano plays a lot of different genres on the album, such as pop, country, hip hop, modern classical, and a little jazz. Some parts are melodious and […]

New Music Revue: Rachael Sage impresses with Choreographic

June 15, 2016 by Jayden Grieve, Contributing Writer  
Filed under June 15, 2016, Arts

Rachael Sage Choreographic (MPress Records) 3.5/5 Rachael Sage’s Choreographic is light and lofty and a welcome relief from the heavier sounds of today. Even if I put her lyrics aside, I have to say that Sage’s voice carries an inextinguishable hope, a melting of snow, a loved one telling you it will be all right […]

New Music Revue: Hooded Fang stuck in warp-speed

June 15, 2016 by Alexis Koome, Contributing Writer  
Filed under June 15, 2016, Arts

Hooded Fang Venus on Edge (Daps Records) 2.5/5 Toronto’s Hooded Fang continue to evolve on their fourth full-length. Leaving behind their previous identity as indie-surf-rockers, this electro-punk album moves them into deeper, heavier, and louder territory. From the first track, the listener is hit by the fast pace and high-pitched frequency over which the monotonous […]

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