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November 1, 2017

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Unpacking the Bags: Can we lose skills?

November 1, 2017 by Renata Silva, contributing writer  
Filed under November 1, 2017, Columns

Learning to communicate effectively in a different language is undoubtedly the main obstacle international students face. It’s not just a matter of expressing ideas in English; we’re usually capable of that after just a couple of months. The problem comes when we realize that moving to Canada means relearning some of the skills that we […]

Camosun student club encourages students to consider sales as a career path

November 1, 2017 by Renata Silva, contributing writer  
Filed under November 1, 2017, Campus

Camosun Marketing Communication Management student Mehtab Saluja has been working in sales for over five years. In 2016, he was approached by a recruiting organization with the task of strengthening the relationship between students and the sales industry. With that, the Great Camosun Sales Club student club was formed. “They need to get more involvement […]

Belfry’s Onegin captivating to all generations

November 1, 2017 by Jayden Grieve, contributing writer  
Filed under November 1, 2017, Arts

The Belfry machine cranks out another one. The Fernwood theatre is putting on a musical adaptation of a novel from the early 1800s, Onegin (that’s on-yay-gen), by directors Amiel Gladstone and Veda Hill. “It’s such a big, romantic story,” says Gladstone, “and the actors are so good. You get immersed in the world of this […]

Penguin & Peacock: November 1, 2017 issue

November 1, 2017 by Jayden Grieve, contributing writer  
Filed under November 1, 2017, Humour

Camosun Video Games Club gives students a chance to unwind

November 1, 2017 by Elias Orrego, contributing Writer  
Filed under November 1, 2017, Campus

The Camosun Video Games Club creates opportunities for students to unwind, meet, and greet over the great equalizer: video games. The club’s activities, which include getting together to play on consoles like the Nintendo 64 and Game Boy, are low-key and relaxing—not to mention entertaining. “Lots of people might want to play soccer, or they […]

Calculated Thought: Parliament conflicts of interest come to forefront

November 1, 2017 by Sean Annable, contributing writer  
Filed under November 1, 2017, Columns

Finance minister Bill Morneau has been scorched in the media for not transferring his financial assets into a blind trust. All assets held by a government minister must be disclosed to the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner. Generally, the recommendation is for government ministers to place their assets into a blind […]

Open Space: Students can benefit from driving

November 1, 2017 by Liam Turner, contributing writer  
Filed under November 1, 2017, Views

Public transportation in Victoria is decent, but life is way easier for students once they get a car. Transit here is better than it is in many small towns all over Canada, where there might only be one dilapidated 1960s bus running from 8 am to 5 pm, but it has a long way to […]

News Briefs: November 1, 2017 issue

November 1, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under November 1, 2017, News

Camosun keeps firebombers safe Camosun Innovates, the applied research branch of the college, is working on a project to help those battling forest fires throughout BC through a partnership with Conair Aviation. The project keeps tabs on pilot fatigue and vital signs using Fitbits and heart rate monitors. The overall goal of the project is […]

Transit tribulations: Camosun students are being left in the cold as buses pass them by. What’s being done about it?

November 1, 2017 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under November 1, 2017, Features

On September 19, the Camosun College Student Society (CCSS) posted a picture on their Twitter feed of “well over” 40 students at a bus stop at Camosun’s Interurban campus. Many of the students are staring at their phones; the ones who aren’t look anything but happy. It’s the beginning of a new semester, and already […]

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