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November 12, 2014

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Age of Geeks: New Android comes to life with fresh look, features

November 12, 2014 by Vishal Pandey, contributing writer  
Filed under November 12, 2014, Columns

It’s arrived early: we’ve already got a look at Android L before it’s widely available for consumers. Google wants to attract the developers, and that’s one way to do it. Android L, also known as “Lollipop,” is here: the latest Nexus devices ship with this version of Android installed. According to sources at, the […]

BC human rights activist and TEDx speaker Lauryn Oates brings Afghanistan issues close to home

November 12, 2014 by Tori Dmytar, contributing writer  
Filed under November 12, 2014, Life

Not many people divide their time between the BC coast and Kabul, Afghanistan, but human rights activist Lauryn Oates does just that. When the Vancouverite was 14, an article she read about Taliban cruelties inspired her to respond to the what she saw as a lack of action from the western world. She was horrified […]

Booze Clues: Riding high with Wheelies

November 12, 2014 by Andrea Valentine-Lewis, contributing writer  
Filed under November 12, 2014, Columns

Wheelies is a motorcycle shop/cafe that opened in 2013, and many friends of mine have raved about the food, drinks, and atmosphere. I never went until last week because of its location at 2620 Rock Bay Avenue; I live and work downtown, so I wasn’t prepared to bus to an area that is deemed “seedy” […]

Bite Me: Union Pacific a standout café

November 12, 2014 by Megan Dunn, contributing writer  
Filed under November 12, 2014, Columns

With just a few weeks left in the fall semester, students are buckling down to complete essays, projects, and endless midterms. Right now it feels overwhelming and stressful; plus, it’s hard to find the perfect spot to study with the full computer labs and library. So I’m going to let you know about a little […]

Lit Matters: Fact-fiddling Annie Dillard helped us see ourselves differently

November 12, 2014 by Keagan Hawthorne, contributing writer  
Filed under November 12, 2014, Columns

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” So said Annie Dillard, an American writer most famous for Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, a non-fiction narrative about a year spent living in the mountains of Virginia. The writing style, infused with poetic descriptions of insects, frogs, mountains, and weather, became instantly […]

Downtown Mischief’s community

November 12, 2014 by Meg Kockx, contributing writer  
Filed under November 12, 2014, Arts

Some of the best bands start as people just jamming together. In the case of Downtown Mischief, a local funk/rap band that’s been creating beats and sharing their soulful rhythms over the past few years, jamming is how it all began. “We met through jam parties,” Jameson Daniels, one of the band’s main singers, says. […]

New Music Revue: Recent round of Led Zeppelin reissues reminds of rock relevance

November 12, 2014 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under November 12, 2014, Arts

Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV Houses of the Holy (Atlantic Records) 5/5 A perfect 5/5 rating? Sure: these are reissues of two of the best rock albums ever created. To help clarify things, we’ve provided a step-by-step walkthrough of the thought process that went down during the listening process. It’s not easy, as discussed during […]

Entomophagical entrees: Insects are the next big food revolution… if we can stomach them

November 11, 2014 by Jayden Grieve, contributing writer  
Filed under November 12, 2014, Features

I tried them for the first time just the other day. Some might call me a brave pioneer, but it was simply a matter of doing my duty. It was shocking how calm I felt. There was little to no adrenaline; there was no fear. I wasn’t even phased by my onlookers, cringing in horror. I […]

New Patrick Lane poetry anthology difficult, with few rewards

November 11, 2014 by Sera Down, contributing writer  
Filed under November 12, 2014, Arts

An anthology by Canadian poet Patrick Lane, Washita’s narrative stumbles laboriously like a circus bear on fire. It effectively embraces the disjointed reminiscence of old age, groping at limbs of sentimentality I usually reserve for commercials featuring glassy-eyed dogs and Sarah McLachlan. The anthology is meant as a disjointed autobiography, transcending personal experiences to contemplate […]

What’s Going On, November 12 to 25, 2014: Free Chargers games, northern rock vs. Canadian rock, cowbell rock

November 10, 2014 by Matt O'Connor, contributing writer  
Filed under November 12, 2014, Campus

Thursday, November 6 and Friday, November 7 One Buck 65 show down, one to go Canadian alternative hip-hop artist Buck 65 will be performing at Lucky Bar for two epic nights of music after stops in the UK on his current tour. Friday night is sold out, but tickets are still available for the Thursday […]

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