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November 16, 2011

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Book celebrates Mint Records

November 16, 2011 by Will Johnson, The Ubyssey (UBC)  
Filed under November 16, 2011, Arts

VANCOUVER (CUP): In the late 1980s, Randy Iwata and Bill Baker were a pair of UBC students working at their university radio station. They liked to party, they liked good music, and they had no idea they were about to create one of the most successful and enduring record labels in Vancouver’s independent music scene. […]

More than just a fighter

November 16, 2011 by Ed Kapp, The Carillon (University of Regina)  
Filed under November 16, 2011, Sports

REGINA (CUP): Muhsin Corbbrey, a three-sport professional athlete, martial arts academy owner, family man, and student is, for all intents and purposes, a person worthy of emulation. Born and raised in Oklahoma, Corbbrey grew up in what he dubbed “extreme poverty,” living in both his mother’s trailer in the country and his father’s home in […]

Food bank use more prevalent among students

November 16, 2011 by Briana Hill, CUP Ottawa bureau chief  
Filed under November 16, 2011, News

OTTAWA (CUP)—HungerCount, an annual study of food banks and food programs in Canada, found that in 2011, an average of 851,000 individuals were assisted by food banks each month, and four percent of them were postsecondary students. “Four percent means that there are more than 34,000 students every month that are going to a food […]

B.C. shipbuilding contracts affect Camosun trades programs

November 16, 2011 by Arshy Mann, CUP Western Bureau Chief  
Filed under November 16, 2011, News

VANCOUVER (CUP) – In light of last month’s federal announcement of $8 billion in shipbuilding contracts coming to British Columbia, Camosun College and other BC schools are gearing up to fill the skills gap. Technical colleges, such as Camosun and Burnaby’s British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), are expecting an increased demand for workers in […]

Earthy Edibles: A luscious autumn soup

November 16, 2011 by Keira Zikmanis  
Filed under November 16, 2011, Columns

My best friend once said this was the best thing she’d ever eaten. So I gave her the benefit of the doubt and recreated this soup, writing down the recipe as I went along. It’s easy to make, and has only a few ingredients, but don’t be fooled; this luscious soup draws from the pure, […]

Toilet humour reigns

November 16, 2011 by Dylan Wilks, staff writer  
Filed under November 16, 2011, Arts

Reading CollegeHumor: The Website, The Book (Da Capo) feels suspiciously like browsing websites while at work: the reader is acutely aware that they’re just wasting time. Which makes a lot of sense, because if you were on a computer instead of sitting with a book, is the kind of website you’d be browsing while […]

Everyone should be more like Andrew W.K.

November 16, 2011 by Ali Hackett, staff writer  
Filed under November 16, 2011, Arts

Andrew W.K. is a super-positive guy, but he doesn’t come with the irritation factor one normally expects from those types. His Twitter is full of party tips and affirmations such as “Life is more meaningful when we have a mission and a purpose. Mine is partying. What’s yours?” and, “Don’t try to impress people. Try […]

Mary’s Wedding a world of high pressure

November 16, 2011 by Wes Lord, contributing writer  
Filed under November 16, 2011, Arts

For the first time ever, Pacific Opera Victoria has commissioned the creation of a complete opera. Set during World War I, Mary’s Wedding is based on the successful Canadian play of the same name. The story is framed by the eponymous Mary’s remembrances of correspondence with her first love, Charlie, who left to fight in […]

Camosun program introduces women to trades

November 16, 2011 by Marina Glassford, contributing writer  
Filed under November 16, 2011, Campus

A program now being offered at Camosun is reinforcing the need for women in the trades. The college is now offering a 12-week program designed to introduce women to trades like carpentry, electrical work, and sheet metal fabricating. The Women in Trades Exploration (WTE) program targets low-skilled individuals and helps them to explore the opportunities […]

Open Space: Men need to embrace feminism

November 16, 2011 by Adam Price, contributing writer  
Filed under November 16, 2011, Views

In 1984, Gloria Watkins (pen name: bell hooks), influential feminist author and activist, famously stated that “feminism is a movement to end sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression.” In her book, Feminism Is for Everybody, published 16 years later, Watkins wrote, “I like this definition [of sexism feminism] because it did not imply that men were […]

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