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November 30, 2011

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Log off or look out, warns Camosun

November 30, 2011 by Nicole Beneteau, staff writer  
Filed under November 30, 2011, News

A recent security breach that took place at on-campus computer labs has Camosun warning students about their computer usage habits and considering new measures to ensure workstations are logged off properly. It was recently brought to the attention of Camosun security that an individual has been gaining internet access through student accounts and bragging online […]

History teacher one of campus’ busiest men

November 30, 2011 by Megan Gibson, contributing writer  
Filed under November 30, 2011, Campus

Larry Hannant is a journalist, author of three books, co-writer of a documentary, and contributor to an award-winning Canadian history website. Oh, and he’s also a history professor right here at Camosun College: he’s truly a busy man. One of Hannant’s passions is unsolved mysteries. As a contributor to Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History […]

Campus speed-dating event a success

November 30, 2011 by TY=J Nyce, contributing writer  
Filed under November 30, 2011, Campus

A sold-out speed-dating event on campus recently raised $540 for Prostitute Empowerment Education Resource Services (PEERS). Hosted at the Dunlop House at Lansdowne campus, a venue that usually houses the on-campus pubs, the alcohol-free fundraiser turned Saturday, November 19 into a chance for attendees to impress potential romantic interests in only a few short minutes. […]

Festival of Trees turns 20

November 30, 2011 by Nicole Beneteau, contributing writer  
Filed under November 30, 2011, Life

Who doesn’t love a good, old-fashioned tree decorating party? The smell of evergreen, the twinkling lights, the bags of dog poo? At the Festival of Trees, this year celebrating its 20th anniversary, attendees never know what kind of creative decorations they’ll come across while strolling through the festive forest. Running until January 9 at the […]

Skateboarding a year-round sport in Victoria

November 30, 2011 by Dan Darling, contributing writer  
Filed under November 30, 2011, Sports

Winter. Rain. Cold. Skateboarding? Not four words normally associated with each other. For skateboarders in the Greater Victoria area, winter usually means more videogames and less skateboarding. Or at least it used to. With a little creativity, some good friends, and help from some local businesses, skateboarders might be able to skate every day of […]

German play thrives on student collaboration

November 30, 2011 by Wes Lord, contributing writer  
Filed under November 30, 2011, Arts

Influential German playwright and director Bertolt Brecht considered the theatre a laboratory for dramatic experiments. And now University of Victoria German studies instructor Elena Pnevmonidou is conducting an experiment of her own by staging an 174-year-old German play by Georg Bźchner. Woyzeck: The Choreography of a Murder is a collaboration between UVic theatre students and […]

Local cover bands bring back sounds of decades past

November 30, 2011 by Lauren Duggan, contributing writer  
Filed under November 30, 2011, Arts

Those tired of going to a dance club to hear the same repetitive dubstep beats should try going back to a time when rock and roll was king. An upcoming live show at Metropolis promises to be a cover-band extravaganza, featuring three bands, all of whom specialize in one of three eras of classic rock: […]

Earthy Edibles: Poorhouse pumpkin pancakes

November 30, 2011 by Keira Zikmanis  
Filed under November 30, 2011, Columns

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pancakes Like many students in Victoria, I am utterly unemployed and faltering in my attempts to find a job now that finals are upon us. Complaining about my situation to my mother on the phone the other day, she countered with one of her perspicuous comments that seem to surface in times of […]

Comics: November 30, 2011 issue

November 30, 2011 by Libby Hopkinson, Ken MacKenzie, Ulysses X. Edgarton, Jacob Samuel  
Filed under November 30, 2011, Humour

           

Open Space: Need for men’s spaces questionable

November 30, 2011 by Chantal Kyffin, contributing writer  
Filed under November 30, 2011, Views

The idea of safe space for men comes up on campus, especially in conversations about the campus women’s centres. Some students believe that if women have safe spaces on campus where they can hang out and drink tea for free, so should men. But should they, really? Of course men should be able to enjoy […]

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