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News Briefs: May 17, 2017 issue

May 17, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under May 17, 2017, News

CCSS gets over 3,000 students pledging to vote The Camosun College Student Society has collected over 3,000 pledges from students promising to vote in the May provincial elections. The CCSS worked with the British Columbia Federation of Students to try to get students to vote in the election. Camosun approves operating budget The Camosun College […]

Camosun’s Michael McLean documents Diversion Dam’s dire dilemma

May 17, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under May 17, 2017, Arts, Web Exclusive

Camosun lab technologist Michael McLean has been hard at work outside the classroom, working on his photography project JR. The project—which McLean is hoping to eventually turn into a book—focuses on the hamlet of Jordan River, which has been overtaken by BC Hydro as they do a six-year seismic survey of the region. The survey […]

What’s Going On: May 17 to June 13, 2017

May 17, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under May 17, 2017, Arts

Until Saturday, May 20 From another perspective Jocasta Regina is a retelling of the classic Oedipus story, this time from a different point of view. The play, presented by Theatre Inconnu, looks to challenge our views of rational thought. Tickets are $10 for students; more details can be found at theatreinconnu.com. Until Friday, August 25 […]

Grant Lawrence explores highs and lows of ’90s indie touring in new book

May 17, 2017 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under May 17, 2017, Arts

Most Canadians know Grant Lawrence as a CBC radio personality or as an author, but, once upon a time, Lawrence spent his nights on stages of various repute—including those here in Victoria—as the singer for garage rockers The Smugglers. His new book, Dirty Windshields: The Best and the Worst of The Smugglers Tour Diaries, is […]

Hollerado return on their own terms

May 17, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under May 17, 2017, Arts

Tragedy can strike when least expected, as Ottawa indie rock band Hollerado found out when their guitarist Nixon Boyd was diagnosed with testicular cancer during the album’s songwriting process. Vocalist Menno Versteeg says that Boyd’s diagnosis was hard on the band but also helped them realize how important some things in life are. “It was […]

Born Yesterday’s reboot shows timeless themes

May 17, 2017 by Jayden Grieve, contributing writer  
Filed under May 17, 2017, Arts

Reboots are currently seeing a grand renaissance, and for good reason. The familiarity of a classic story combined with the thrill of something novel makes for an exciting experience. But this is nothing new: the theatre world has been capitalizing on this mentality for most of its history. Born Yesterday debuted on Broadway in 1946; […]

Calculated Thought: Building trust in the digital world

May 17, 2017 by Sean Annable, contributing writer  
Filed under May 17, 2017, Columns

Bitcoin, the most popular of crypto-currencies making headlines in the financial-technology world, is powered through a complex system known as a blockchain. This revolutionary technology is creating a buzz over its many possible applications in banking, accounting, law, and even the energy sector. Blockchain technology can be tough to wrap your head around. It’s a […]

Speakeasy mixed bag of emotions

May 17, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor   
Filed under May 17, 2017, Arts

Vancouver-based author and journalist Alisa Smith’s debut novel, Speakeasy, deals with the Great Depression and World War II in a fresh and intriguing way. From the cold-hearted code-breaker arrested because of the events of her past to the real-life cocaine-fuelled gangster Bill Bagley—a walking paradox who donates a portion of his stolen funds to charity—all […]

Cream of the Craft: Twa Dogs and Riot bring an island IPA explosion with hoppy brews

May 17, 2017 by Patrick Newman, contributing writer  
Filed under May 17, 2017, Columns

The India pale ale (IPA) has, until recently, been the go-to beer for many craft brewers and craft consumers. The Pacific Northwest has excelled at recreating this old British style, which has a strong focus on hops over malt. This is due in large part to the favourable growing conditions here for hops, not to […]

Camosun leases off-campus building for trades training

May 17, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor   
Filed under May 17, 2017, News

Camosun College has leased a new building for trades training, but it’s not at Interurban, and it’s not at Lansdowne. The Camosun Coastal Centre, which is located on Songhees Nation Territory near the Esquimalt Graving Dock, will provide a place for Camosun students enrolled in marine-related contract training courses to further their knowledge in a […]

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