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March 16, 2016

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What’s Going On: March 16 to 29, 2016

March 16, 2016 by Pascale Archibald, student editor  
Filed under March 16, 2016, Campus

Until Thursday, March 31 Get distinguished If you know of a Camosun alumnus who is worthy of some recognition, the college is seeking nominations for just that. Their Distinguished and Promising Alumni Awards will be presented at the annual Graduation Ceremonies on June 16 and 17; deadline for nominating alumni is March 31. Head to […]

The Bi-weekly Gamer: Returning to the throne

March 16, 2016 by Adam Boyle, contributing writer  
Filed under March 16, 2016, Columns

Filling the shoes of anyone in any job is hard. When you are set to replace all-star mid laner Enrique Cedeño Martinez (xPeke, now retired), it’s more daunting than ever imagined. Luckily for League of Legends team Fnatic, great scouting and coaching produced one of the most underrated mid laners to come out of Europe […]

Lit Matters: The storied truths of Tom King

March 16, 2016 by Keagan Hawthorne, contributing writer  
Filed under March 16, 2016, Columns

“The truth about stories is, that’s all we are,” wrote Thomas King, a Canadian novelist, essayist, and native-rights activist who uses humour as often as he uses polemic to bring awareness to the sociopolitical and historical context of native peoples in North America. King grew up in California, the son of a Cherokee father and […]

Art Battle brings competitive painting to Victoria

March 16, 2016 by Alexis Koome, contributing writer  
Filed under March 16, 2016, Arts

In October 2014, Art Battle—an event focused around live, competitive painting—made its local debut under the guidance of Angela Hillier, an artist who had just moved to Victoria from Ottawa. After completing her Fine Arts degree, she had participated in and begun volunteering at Art Battle in Ottawa, and she brought what she learned to […]

Quebec’s Radio Radio expands horizons with new album

March 16, 2016 by Kali Moreno, contributing writer  
Filed under March 16, 2016, Arts

Quebec hip-hoppers Radio Radio have expanded their Francophone horizons with their newest album, Light the Sky, and the fun, high-energy duo says that the results show their sound moving in a different direction. “The album was fun,” says Jacques Doucet, one half of Radio Radio. “We wanted to go to a different genre, we had […]

Education barriers: Is Camosun doing enough for students with disabilities?

March 16, 2016 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under March 16, 2016, Features

“It basically made me feel like shit.” After years of hearing concerns from students about how Camosun College deals with students who have disabilities, I’m finally sitting down face to face with a student and getting their story, and this is how that student—who has autism—explains to me they felt after a run-in with a […]

Know Your Profs: D. Bradley Muir strives for authenticity, not product development

March 16, 2016 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under March 16, 2016, 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 […]

Camosun students come together at international Cultural Showcase

March 16, 2016 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under March 16, 2016, Campus

Camosun College students will get a chance to show off their talents at the upcoming ninth annual international Cultural Showcase event. The show will include singers, dancers, and even magicians, says third-year Psychology student Siyuan Li, who is one of the hosts for the event (all the hosts come from different countries). Li says that […]

News Briefs: March 16, 2016 issue (with web-exclusive content)

March 16, 2016 by Pascale Archibald, student editor  
Filed under March 16, 2016, News

Jill Britton 1944-2016 On February 29, 2016, former Camosun College math instructor Jill Britton, who retired last year, passed away. Britton taught math for over 50 years. She has an education fund—the Jill Britton Elementary Education Mathematics Award—at the college; donations can be given via the Camosun Foundation. Camosun students kick butt, take names A […]

Lack of healthy options in Camosun vending machines questioned

March 16, 2016 by Mikayla Russell, contributing writer  
Filed under March 16, 2016, News

Scanning the vending machines at Camosun College, one is face to face with a lot of junk food and not a lot of healthy options. Potato chips and chocolate bars are there, but there’s not much in the way of more nutritious food. This is what has Camosun first-year Early Learning and Care student Charly-Ann […]

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