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October 2, 2013

Ability’s Muse: Riverview would be stepping backwards

October 2, 2013 by Rachael Grant, Camosun College Students with (dis)Abilities Collective  
Filed under Columns, October 2, 2013

With the diagnosis of mental illness rising at an alarming rate, it isn’t a stretch to say that we live in a time of crisis. A prime example of the desperation of this situation can be found in Vancouver, where the mayor and police chief recently proposed that the Riverview psychiatric institution be reopened. Much […]

Camosun Chargers celebrates two decades with gala, alumni games

October 2, 2013 by Jason Schreurs, managing editor  
Filed under Sports, Campus, October 2, 2013

On Saturday, September 28, the Camosun Chargers had a reunion-like party to celebrate 20 years of the college’s sports teams. Not only did the college’s athletics department unveil their new logo and mascot, but there were also alumni games and a social gathering, all of which meant a great deal to Camosun recreation and athletic […]

Camosun women’s collective helps sex workers, urges students to pitch in

October 2, 2013 by Jayden Grieve, contributing writer  
Filed under News, October 2, 2013

From October 7 to 11, the Camosun College Student Society (CCSS) women’s collective will be collecting clothes for PEERS, a local non-profit organisation dedicated to empowering, educating, and supporting sex workers in Victoria. PEERS, which works with local sex workers to improve their working conditions and assist those who wish to leave the sex trade, […]

The Vic Theatre returns to downtown Victoria with big-screen gems

October 2, 2013 by Jason Schreurs, managing editor  
Filed under Arts, October 2, 2013

As of October 5, downtown Victoria will again have another big screen to watch movies on, but this won’t be any ordinary cinema. Once the classic Vic Theatre re-launches, filmgoers can look forward to first-run Canadian movies, mini film festivals, TV show screenings, documentaries, and the kind of film events that have been happening as […]

Astrological Asininity: October 2, 2013 issue

October 2, 2013 by River Rainfall, contributing writer  
Filed under Humour, October 2, 2013

We thought we’d turn this part of the paper over to our resident astrological analyst to see what she has to say about what’s in your future for the next couple weeks. Man, we’re surprised at what she came up with. Ya’ll are a shady bunch. Aries: Turn around and walk back into the Fisher […]

Age of Geeks: Phones and games flying out the door

October 2, 2013 by Vishal Pandey, contributing writer  
Filed under Columns, October 2, 2013

So, the last couple of weeks were crazy enough in the smartphone sector, maybe because the IFA 2013Ęconsumer electronics show recently kicked off and a lot of new smartphones and tablets were made official and showcased during the event. Here are some more recent tech stories that you shouldn’t have missed: iPhone 5s incoming So, […]

Gameplay: Nintendo’s not dead yet

October 2, 2013 by Stacey Young, contributing writer  
Filed under Columns, October 2, 2013

I know I’ve been rambling about Nintendo for the last few issues, but it seems they’ve been using little tactics to get the public to notice them. So what’s new with Nintendo? Well, they’ve created a new handheld game console, the Nintendo 2DS. As some of you have heard, the 2DS is an inexpensive version […]

Sudoko answers for October 2, 2013 issue

October 2, 2013 by Greg Pratt, editor-in-chief  
Filed under Web Exclusive, Puzzles, October 2, 2013


Humanities trade: a recent Harvard study says enrollment in humanities is on a sharp decline. How is it holding up at Camosun?

October 2, 2013 by Samantha Pettifer, contributing writer  
Filed under Features, October 2, 2013

A report released by Harvard University in June has stirred up some debate on the state of the humanities in education. The report focuses on the change in humanities majors enrollment at Harvard since the 1960s, a whopping 50 percent decline. Whether this is representative of other postsecondary institutions in North America is not really […]

News Briefs, October 2, 2013 issue: Camosun gets health-care funding, Chargers fight back, new app has Camosun edge

October 2, 2013 by Samantha Pettifer, contributing writer  
Filed under News, October 2, 2013

BC Health programs receive funding Camosun recently received almost $800,000 in provincial government funding for its health-care programs. The money will be used to create more spaces in the high-demand programs starting next January, including Mental Health and Addictions and Health Care Assistant. The government is also giving support to seven other BC postsecondary institutions […]

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