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May 15, 2013

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Noms!: Sticky Wicket delivers no-nonsense Victoria pub food

May 18, 2013 by Patrick Hallihan, contributing writer  
Filed under May 15, 2013, Columns

The Strathcona Hotel, located on Douglas in downtown Victoria, is quite the destination. Many of us would have been to the Rooftop in the summer for buckets night, gone downstairs to Club 9one9 for late-night clubbing, and maybe even stayed a night in the hotel when catching a taxi at 2 am just didn’t seem […]

Comics: Pablo and Earth Council

May 15, 2013 by Pedro Banman and Adrian Behennah  
Filed under May 15, 2013, Humour


Vancouver hostels cheaper student travel option, more social than hotels

May 15, 2013 by Jason Schreurs, managing editor  
Filed under May 15, 2013, Life

Travelling is expensive, but it can also be socially challenging. For the typical “starving student” or “student stranger in a strange land” looking for a summer vacation with some new experiences along the way, lodging and transportation costs can be enough to make them scrap their travel plans and settle on some weekend excursions closer […]

Montreal psychobilly band The Brains lose makeup, gain notoriety

May 15, 2013 by Jason Schreurs, managing editor  
Filed under May 15, 2013, Arts

It didn’t end up working out for KISS, but it might be a permanent thing for Montreal’s long-running psychobilly band The Brains. We, of course, are talking about taking off the makeup and hanging up the costumes. For KISS, their “unmasked” era was a desperate plea for commercial resurgence in the ’80s and ’90s, but […]

Know Your Profs: Francis Adu-Febiri

May 15, 2013 by Greg Pratt, editor-in-chief  
Filed under May 15, 2013, Campus

Welcome to the first installment of our new column, Know Your Profs, where we find a Camosun instructor and ask them 10 questions. Got a teach you want to know more about? Let us know at and we’ll put ‘em in the hot seat! For our maiden voyage, we cornered Francis Adu-Febiri. Read on […]

Open Space: Election ad restrictions limit democracy

May 15, 2013 by Ryan Brezzi, contributing writer  
Filed under May 15, 2013, Views

The BC government has imposed a number of advertisement restrictions on the activities of third-party conservation groups and other organizations during the election period. This has essentially acted to support partisan politics and reduce the voice of the people. And what type of democracy is that? In the Elections Act it reads that “an advertising […]

Capoeira on centre stage for Brazilian fest

May 15, 2013 by Marielle Moodley, contributing writer  
Filed under May 15, 2013, Arts

The art of Capoeira will be spotlighted in Victoria for the annual Brazilian Cultural Festival. Axe Capoeira will be bringing some of their finest Capoeiristas from all over the world to expose Victoria to their culture, folklore, music, dancing, combat, and impressive acrobatics. According to Axe Capoeira Victoria’s Professor Testa (real name: Kevin Brett), Capoeira […]

News Briefs: Camosun energy plan, Vancouver Island Brewery seasonal ales, Hellbound, and Andrea Paquette awarded

May 15, 2013 by Greg Pratt, editor-in-chief  
Filed under May 15, 2013, News

Camosun energy plan kicks ass There’s no other way to put it: the college’s five-year energy management plan recently ended, and it exceeded its greenhouse gas targets by a whopping 400 percent. The plan also resulted in a $2.7 million savings in avoided costs and new infrastructure. New brews is good news Here’s another news […]

Speed filming: Cinecoup accelerator pushes young filmmakers

May 15, 2013 by Jason Schreurs, managing editor  
Filed under May 15, 2013, Features

Young Vancouver filmmaker Jay Rathore has something in common with most independent artists: he is waiting for his big break. So when he stumbled across something called Cinecoup online, he thought it might be the chance he was looking for. Turns out, it was. The film accelerator program, launched by a Vancouver online entrepreneur, has […]

Uno Fest takes one-person plays to new levels

May 15, 2013 by Insu Kim, contributing writer  
Filed under May 15, 2013, Arts

Can you imagine one performer playing more than 20 different characters? At Uno Fest, solo performers from across North America play many different characters in innovative and cutting-edge theatre. Uno Fest started in the humble beginnings of a hotel basement 17 years ago; now Uno is North America’s longest-running festival of solo performance. Many performers […]

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