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September 18, 2013

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Gaining Uplift on the Downhill: The adjustment period

September 18, 2013 by Danelle Harris, contributing writer  
Filed under September 18, 2013, Columns

Psst! Want to write a mature students column for us? Get in touch!   Going back to school after being out of school for a long time can feel really weird. There are familiar feelings of excitement and anticipation of new experiences and people, eagerness and motivation to learn new things. There is also trepidation […]

A message from the Camosun College Student Society: The $15 billion cost

September 18, 2013 by Simka Marshall, CCSS External Executive  
Filed under September 18, 2013, Columns

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Canada’s progressive think tank, recently released a report on the cost of postsecondary education. The report highlights the many issues in the current system. Since 1990, tuition fees have tripled. At the same time, other economic indicators such as inflation and minimum wage rose at a much slower rate. […]

Camosun College alumnus Jill Munro finalist in national Lay’s potato chip challenge

September 18, 2013 by Greg Pratt, editor-in-chief  
Filed under September 18, 2013, News

Jill Munro spent 2000 to 2009 as a Camosun student, going from biology to recreation leadership to tourism to business to, finally, marketing, which she got a degree in. Today, she works for BC Hydro and lives in Vancouver, where she loves Caesar salad to no end. And that love has now got her national […]

Events, September 18 to October 1, 2013: flying art, bountiful Bard, Bat Sabbath, and more

September 18, 2013 by Greg Pratt, editor-in-chief  
Filed under September 18, 2013, Campus

Until September 26 Get disoriented Check out Dis/Orientation Days, a new take on the timeless orientation days that colleges and universities offer. With workshops, field trips, activist tours, a movie night, and disability advocacy events at UVic, this promises to be a fun and interesting time. Check out tons more info at, and, hey, […]

Queerly Forward: Bathrooms should be inclusive

September 18, 2013 by Camosun College Pride Collective  
Filed under September 18, 2013, Columns

The majority of students use the washrooms on campus without a second thought. However, issues of safety and accessibility affect a number of people who face a variety of challenges within these spaces. For some queers, the lack of gender-neutral spaces can lead to situations in which they may feel intimidated or uncomfortable in using […]

Review: Victoria’s Great Canadian Beer Festival delivers a hoppy year

September 18, 2013 by Samantha Pettifer, contributing writer  
Filed under September 18, 2013, Arts

It started off a bit gloomy with clouds, but the sun came out to whet beer-drinkers’ appetites at the 21st Great Canadian Beer Festival on September 6–7. Though the soggy turf at the festival site of Royal Athletic Park didn’t dry out, it was a small price to pay for the pleasure of drinking beer […]

Gameplay: Hot fall games now available

September 18, 2013 by Stacey Young, contributing writer  
Filed under September 18, 2013, Columns

As gamers, we usually have to play the waiting game before getting our hands on a particular title. Sometimes we wait for weeks, even months, but eventually we push the thought of it out of our heads because the anticipation eats us up. Instead we busy ourselves with school, work, or just life itself, and […]

In Search of Lost Time: Why we need feminism

September 18, 2013 by Daphne Shaed, Camosun College Women’s Center  
Filed under September 18, 2013, Columns

I was hoping to write about another topic this week but in the wake of frosh week here in the colony of Canada we need to be discussing rape culture. Let’s not shy away, as have in other media sources, from the real impact and meaning of the chants that have been peppered throughout the […]

Noms!: Spaghetti keeps on giving

September 18, 2013 by Patrick Hallihan, contributing writer  
Filed under September 18, 2013, Columns

Spaghetti is a meal that can be created in bulk for reasonably cheap and provides you with dinner or lunch for days.  Spaghetti is probably the most thought-of thing when people say “pasta,” and for good reason. Spaghetti is awesome, but for it to be awesome you need an awesome sauce. Okay, now that I […]

All-day LGBTQ workshop at UVic welcomes and celebrates

September 18, 2013 by Jason Schreurs, managing editor  
Filed under September 18, 2013, Life

An all-day workshop at the University of Victoria hopes to provide as many attendees as possible with strategies to build inclusive services for LGBTQ families. Welcoming and Celebrating Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity in Families, led by Canadian activist, educator, and author Rachel Epstein, will feature activities to get people thinking and communicating about easy […]

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