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October 15, 2014

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What’s Going On, October 15 to 28, 2014: Gettin’ wolfy, gettin’ free lectures, gettin’ the joke that it’s not that kind of public archive

October 14, 2014 by Matt O'Connor, contributing writer  
Filed under October 15, 2014, Campus

Until October 18 Speak the word Check out the last three days of the annual Canadian Festival of Spoken Word: Beyond the Word, being hosted in Victoria for the second time, with more than 100 artists and slam poets from over 20 Canadian cities. This event will be taking place mostly at the Victoria Event […]

A message from the Camosun College student society: ESL funding of vast importance to Canada

October 14, 2014 by Rachael Grant, CCSS external executive  
Filed under October 15, 2014, Columns

What? Protest the ESL funding cuts. When? Thursday, October 30 from 12 to 5 pm. Where? The BC Legislature. Why? Well, that’s a longer answer. Many of us, especially those born and raised in Canada, don’t think much of our ability to speak, listen, read, and write in English. We went to school, learned our […]

As I Was Saying: UN Campaign aims for equality

October 14, 2014 by Megan Dunn, Camosun College Women's Centre  
Filed under October 15, 2014, Columns

On September 20, the United Nations Women launched a new campaign called HeForShe, the first of its kind for the UN. The objective of the HeForShe campaign is to involve men and boys globally in the fight for gender equality. Over the next year, the campaign intends to mobilize one billion men and boys as […]

Lit Matters: Anais Nin reveled in intensity

October 14, 2014 by Keagan Hawthorne, contributing writer  
Filed under October 15, 2014, Columns

“Naked truth is unbearable to most, and art is our most effective means of overcoming human resistance to truth,” said Anais Nin. Nin, who was born in 1903 and died in 1977, is best known as the author of short erotic stories and a prodigious diary. She lived in Paris in the ’20s and ’30s, […]

Booze Clues: The Churchill great addition to Vic pub scene

October 14, 2014 by Andrea Valentine-Lewis, contributing writer  
Filed under October 15, 2014, Columns

The Churchill opened its doors in June; I’ve been there six times in the past two months. Considering the vast selection of bars, pubs, and lounges in our city, it definitely makes it into my personal go-to list. Trust me, this means a lot. There are several reasons it’s worth revisiting, the first being that […]

Age of Geeks: Windows 10 the best of both worlds

October 14, 2014 by Vishal Pandey, contributing writer  
Filed under October 15, 2014, Columns

Microsoft gave us the first look at its Windows 10 operating system recently, a major release that will cover every device, from PCs to phones, and try to address the issues that plagued Windows 8. After all the coverage and announcements we had recently in mobile technology, here’s some news for our desktops and laptops. […]

Sawa exhibit at Victoria gallery makes video art approachable

October 14, 2014 by Keagan Hawthorne, contributing writer  
Filed under October 15, 2014, Arts

Walking into the Hiraki Sawa exhibit Under the Box, Beyond the Bounds, currently on at the Greater Victoria Art Gallery, is like walking into a familiar place you’ve never been to before. Throughout the exhibit, video screens and projectors, from the size of a wallet to the size of a wall, display images and landscapes, […]

Camosun staff raise etiquette issues with Gus the gumball

October 14, 2014 by Pascale Archibald, contributing writer  
Filed under October 15, 2014, Campus

Children are always told to never swallow their gum; while this may be good advice, it might not be the right advice, as one custodian at Camosun College has found. Meet Lou Isenor. Isenor works in the library, and one particular task that he has is the removal of gum. He removes it from floors, […]

Camosun’s indigenous department gets funding, changes name

October 14, 2014 by Josh Traill, contributing writer  
Filed under October 15, 2014, News

Camosun College recently received $143,480 in government funding for academic upgrading for their indigenous education programs. Meanwhile, the college’s indigenous education department has a new name. “We’re thrilled,” says Janice Simcoe, chair and co-leader of what is now known as Ey ēʔ Sqȃ’lewen: the Centre for Indigenous Education and Community Connections (IECC). Simcoe hopes to […]

The maker movement has hit Victoria: is it a fad or a revolution?

October 14, 2014 by Jayden Grieve, contributing writer  
Filed under October 15, 2014, Features

The rise of consumerism has had some interesting effects on our society. One of those effects is the loss of connection between people and the things they’re consuming. It wasn’t so long ago that people made almost everything they had themselves. Now, outside of the occasional hobby, it’s rare for people to use their own […]

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