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September 5, 2017

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Calculated Thought: Student-loan interest rate getting lower

September 5, 2017 by Sean Annable, contributing writer  
Filed under September 5, 2017, Columns

Effective August 1, interest rates for both variable and fixed-rate student loans have been reduced from prime plus 2.5 percent and prime plus 5 percent respectively, with both options now charging only the prime rate. The move, announced earlier this year by the Liberal provincial government, was followed by a proposed elimination of all interest […]

Great Canadian Beer Festival celebrates 25 years

September 5, 2017 by Patrick Newman, contributing writer  
Filed under September 5, 2017, Life

For many, September means back to school and an end to fun. However, for beer lovers in Victoria, September is a time to celebrate that wonderful combination of water, malt, hops, and yeast: it’s time for the Great Canadian Beer Festival. The festival is Canada’s longest-running event celebrating the independent craft beer industry. When it […]

Know Your Writers: Nexus columnist Renata Silva

September 5, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under September 5, 2017, Campus

Know Your Writers helps dive into the minds of the writers behind our stories. This issue, we talked to new Nexus columnist Renata Silva. What drew you to journalism? I’ve always been fascinated by the world of communication. I believe that the barriers of distance and difference can be broken when we communicate properly. By […]

New Music Revue: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart craft pop with honesty

September 5, 2017 by Patrick Newman, contributing writer  
Filed under September 5, 2017, Arts

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart The Echo of Pleasure (Painbow Records) 3.5/5 Maybe it’s because I’m a dad trying to juggle diapers and chores between episodes of The Octonauts, but when the promotional material that comes with music I’m reviewing uses terms such as “big-hearted, idealistic pop songs,” I want to poke holes […]

Comedian Mike Delamont brings Scottish drag-queen God back for sequel

September 5, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under September 5, 2017, Arts

What started off as a local performance for local comedian Mike Delamont has evolved into a national sensation. Delamont’s new show, God Is a Scottish Drag Queen: The Second Coming, expands on his original one-man show, God Is a Scottish Drag Queen. Through humour, Delamont tackles societal issues in the performance, although he says the […]

Dearest Reader: A Proposal: Victoria retirement community must rebrand itself

September 5, 2017 by Aaron Stefik, contributing writer  
Filed under September 5, 2017, Columns

Dearest Reader, If our fair city is not a claimant to the title of Jewel of the Pacific Northwest, that having long been vested on one among our southern neighbours, it is at least a golden flourish on the crown. And in the realms of well-worn tourist entertainment, housing market value, and a populace that […]

The Bi-weekly Gamer: Esports and the Olympics

September 5, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under September 5, 2017, Columns

Esports could become a medal event at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. The Paris Olympic bid committee recently announced that they would be looking into the possibility of adding esports to their list of medal sports. Things aren’t set in stone yet, but every talk that’s held is a step toward seeing your favourite team […]

What’s Going On: September 5 to 19, 2017

September 5, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under September 5, 2017, Arts

Tuesday, September 5 Launched to sea Head down to Bolen Books to listen to Michael and Anita Hadley launch Spindrift: A Canadian Book of the Sea on September 5. The anthology has 170 pieces from more than 130 Canadian writers; the book launch has no cover charge and light refreshments. Win-win. The festivities start at […]

News Briefs: September 5, 2017 issue

September 5, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under September 5, 2017, News

CCSS shuts down free stores  The Camosun College Student Society (CCSS) announced on August 16 that it is discontinuing their “free store” exchanges on both campuses. In an email, CCSS student services coordinator Michael Glover said that the CCSS is  discontinuing the service because of space concerns and the fact that it’s not supervised, so […]

Know Your Profs: Camosun Culinary Arts instructor Rob Budlong knows the importance of teamwork

September 5, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under September 5, 2017, Campus

Know Your Profs is an ongoing series of profiles on the instructors at Camosun College. Every issue we ask a different instructor at Camosun the same 10 questions in an attempt to get to know them a little better. If you have an instructor you’d like to see interviewed in the paper, but perhaps you’re too […]

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