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April 1 exclusive: Camosun College strategizes on developing policy-development strategy

April 1, 2019 by Craig Splatt, editor-in-chief  
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Camosun College has announced in a recent press release that they will begin strategizing on developing a policy-development strategy. A spokesperson for the college declined to be interviewed, offering up the following email statement. “You don’t do email interviews? You want a chance to question sources about what they say? What kind of newspaper is […]

7 Stories leaps into greatness

March 15, 2019 by Emily Welch, contributing writer  
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Everyone gets the feeling like they are teetering on the edge of reality sometimes. As a college student, we are all aware of life’s unpredictability and stresses. Therefore, heading out to review a play with a storyline featuring someone standing on the ledge of a building, contemplating what to do next, seems like something identifiable.  […]

Victoria Beer Week review: Drink Your Hops & Eat ’Em Too gets things hopping

March 11, 2019 by Nathan Krause, contributing writer  
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It was one of the last events of Victoria Beer Week, and Friday night’s Drink Your Hops & Eat ’Em Too had the Victoria Public Market hopping yet again. Hops are what give beer its earthy, bitter flavours, which are meant to balance the sweetness of malt. Turns out they add quite a bit of […]

Victoria Beer Week review: Beer Cocktails Competition blends with mixed results but emerges a winner

March 7, 2019 by Nathan Krause, contributing writer  
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Pushing the boundaries of cocktail creativity, Wednesday evening’s Beer Cocktails Competition—part of Victoria Beer Week—put the attendees in the judges’ shoes. Six mixologists—each from one of Victoria’s best restaurants—were on hand at this event, pairing Vancouver Island-made spirits with BC craft beer. The results were sometimes strange, but a few creations had me asking for […]

Victoria Beer Week review: Taco Tuesday proves some things are meant to go together

March 6, 2019 by Nathan Krause, contributing writer  
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Certain things are made to be paired together. Bonfires and s’mores; grilled cheese and tomato soup; bare feet on a warm beach. But nothing has quite the combo power of tacos and beer. Victoria Beer Week’s Taco Tuesday at the Victoria Public Market made sure we were all aware of this fact. The market was […]

Victoria Beer Week lifts off with Lift Off!

March 4, 2019 by Nathan Krause, contributing writer  
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The sixth annual Victoria Beer Week has officially begun. Friday night’s Lift Off! event at the Victoria Public Market was packed with beer aficionados eager to dive into the premiere of 15 delicious British Columbian craft beers. To help the brew go down, seven Public Market vendors were on hand to keep us going strong […]

BC government to eliminate interest on student loans

February 19, 2019 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
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The provincial government announced today in Budget 2019 that they will eliminate interest on student loans. Look for our full story soon.

Trojan Women transports audience away from modern day in powerful show

February 15, 2019 by Nate Downe, contributing writer  
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Pitting endless tragedy against everlasting hope, measuring the importance of loyalty for the living and for the dead, and demonstrating how even the powerless have strength: UVic’s Phoenix Theatre’s cast and creative team have reincarnated Trojan Women to its proper contemporary form. The play proves not only the severity of women’s struggles after war, but also […]

La Traviata delivers conflicting yet stunning portrayal of timeless themes

February 15, 2019 by Kate Wood, staff writer  
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My evening at the opera—La Traviata—began last night with a compelling pre-performance lecture from Pacific Opera Victoria’s Robert Holliston. The stories he told of the the inspiration for La Traviata were intriguing, and immediately made clear the opera’s influence on familiar stories such as Moulin Rouge! and Pretty Woman. The opera was first performed in 1853, but the story […]

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot is port in a storm

February 13, 2019 by Emily Welch, contributing writer  
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The last few days have been a bit of a blur. I have spent 48 hours inside, either staring dreamily out the window at the mountains of snow, or staring somewhat less dreamily at Netflix. Irritability was rising; both my partner and my cat were snapping at me. Hence, I welcomed the chance to break […]

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