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March 2, 2016

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Lit Matters: Joseph Mitchell’s New York people

March 2, 2016 by Keagan Hawthorne, contributing writer  
Filed under March 2, 2016, Columns

Joseph Mitchell was one of the greatest long-form magazine writers to ever work for The New Yorker, one of the greatest publishers of the genre. Despite that, today he is almost as famous for what he ended up not writing: Mitchell suffered a 30-year writer’s block at the end of his career, and although he […]

What’s Going On: March 2 to 15, 2016

March 2, 2016 by Pascale Archibald, student editor  
Filed under March 2, 2016, Campus

Wednesday, March 2 Hell no we won’t… wait, no more transfers? Upset about BC Transit’s decision-making process? Students often are, so let your voice be heard at this rally at 12 pm at the Legislature to let them know how you feel. This time around, the focus is on the bus pass for people with […]

The Bi-weekly Gamer: What is a sport? (part two)

March 2, 2016 by Adam Boyle, contributing writer  
Filed under March 2, 2016, Columns

Following up on last issue’s topic, this article will continue examining what exactly can be considered a sport nowadays. Anyone who watches professional League of Legends (LoL) will be well aware of a new team called Echo Fox. Originally known as Gravity, the team was bought by three-time NBA champion Rick Fox back in December. […]

Keegan Rice uses art as a tool to connect, assist

March 2, 2016 by Alexis Koome, contributing writer  
Filed under March 2, 2016, Arts

For local visual artist Keegan Rice, the act of creating is not just a personal pastime; it’s necessary. Few hobbies or interests have established a prominent place in his life, but art has been a constant endeavour. “I’ve always been into art, but I started really drawing a lot when I was a kid and […]

New book stresses importance of journalism

March 2, 2016 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under March 2, 2016, Arts

That’s Why I’m a Journalist is a collection of first-hand accounts from Canadian reporters talking about some of their most memorable experiences; the result is a, mainly, compelling and fascinating read. The stories all focus on events that made the journalists in question have moments where they realized that their job matters. Maybe I’m a […]

Film fest screens movies about paddling sports

March 2, 2016 by Oriana Smy, contributing writer  
Filed under March 2, 2016, Arts

  The Reel Paddling Film Festival, now in its 11th year, screens independent films about paddling sports. That’s right: the movies are all related to water, the environment, and paddling. This year, the main themes are kayaking and the most recent craze on the water: stand-up paddle boarding. This year also sees a change in […]

Newcomer LANtasy fills gap in Victoria’s convention scene

March 2, 2016 by Jayden Grieve, contributing writer  
Filed under March 2, 2016, Life

The past 12 months have been tough for the Victoria convention scene. GottaCon announced in July that their most recent convention would be their last; in October, IFCon was cancelled abruptly only days before it was to happen. But a new event has sprung up to fill in some of the gaps left behind by […]

Slam poetry spreads throughout Victoria

March 2, 2016 by Alexis Koome, contributing writer  
Filed under March 2, 2016, Arts

Slam poetry has found its voice in Victoria throughout the last decade. Starting in 2005 as a monthly open-mic night at Solstice Cafe, it is now a staple in the local arts scene. A familiar name within Victoria’s growing poetry community is shayne avec i grec. A member of Victoria’s first slam-poetry team in 2005 […]

Camosun Exercise is Medicine club joins fight against diabetes

March 2, 2016 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under March 2, 2016, Campus

Camosun College is offering a new club that focuses on how exercise can help those living with type 1 and 2 two diabetes. It’s called Exercise is Medicine, and club founder Hannah Flahr, who is also a Sport and Fitness Leadership student, says that the club filled up fast. “Diabetes is on the rise, and […]

News Briefs: March 2, 2016 issue

March 2, 2016 by Pascale Archibald, student editor  
Filed under March 2, 2016, News

Camosun Chargers check-in The Camosun Chargers men’s and women’s volleyball teams wrapped up the season with an exciting pair of back-to-back match-ups against the Vancouver Island University (VIU) Mariners. The island rivalry series began in Nanaimo on Friday, February 19; both men’s and women’s volleyball teams lost. The final match between the opposing teams was […]

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