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Swans pays delicious tribute to beer legend Thomas Uphill with new amber ale

October 30, 2017 by Patrick Newman, contributing writer  
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Thomas Uphill is a legend. The fact that we can enjoy delicious craft brew at home and in establishments all over BC today is due in large part to Uphill’s tenacity in changing government policy. Remembered by some but unknown to many, Uphill was an MLA representing the district of Fernie from 1920 to 1960. […]

Camosun College Student Society elections results announced

October 26, 2017 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
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The Camosun College Student Society (CCSS) held its fall elections from October 23 to October 25. This was the second round of elections where voting was conducted online, and it resulted in another voter turnout larger than the CCSS usually gets in its elections. Of 9,431 eligible student voters, 960 voted; during their last elections, […]

Penguin & Peacock: Web-exclusive Halloween strip

October 26, 2017 by Jayden Grieve, contributing writer  
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New Music Revue: Robert Plant’s Carry Fire won’t burn your ears, but it comes close

October 24, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
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Robert Plant Carry Fire (Warner Music Canada) 2.5/5 Robert Plant’s Carry Fire is a really good blend of light rock and sad, heartfelt ballads. At least “May Queen” and “New World” fit those bills. After that, the album is a genre jumble, alternating between tribal chants, world-music-influenced string and drum work, and Plant’s glass-like voice, […]

Louise Burns’ voice dazzles crowd at Lucky Bar

October 23, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
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As a relatively new fan of Louise Burns, I couldn’t pass up attending her show at Lucky Bar on Friday, October 20. When I sat down with a beer at one of the little tables inside the bar, I knew I would be in for a treat, and, boy, did I get one. I was […]

New Music Revue: The Racquet Club deliver incredible indie tunes on debut

October 19, 2017 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
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The Racquet Club The Racquet Club (Rise Records) 4/5 Anyone who has followed Blair Shehan through his bands Knapsack and The Jealous Sound knows the man is an incredible songwriter, and writes incredibly powerful melodic indie/rock tunes. Now, Shehan is back fronting The Racquet Club, with Samiam guitarist Sergie Loobkoff in the lineup as well, […]

Bullet review: Annual Victoria Zombie Walk a success, with a heroic twist

October 11, 2017 by Cindy Peckham, contributing writer  
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A horde invaded downtown Victoria on Saturday, October 7 for the annual Zombie Walk, and there was even a few surprise attendees for spectators to check out. Tourists who weren’t running in fear were either scratching their heads with morbid curiosity or taking advantage of the numerous photo opportunities. The walk always brings great representations […]

Victoria Fringe Fest 2017 review: My Stroke of Luck personal, convincing

September 5, 2017 by Elias Orrego, contributing writer  
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Diane Barnes’ My Stroke of Luck is a beautiful and entertaining one-woman production depicting Barnes’ real-life experience of having a stroke while being a single mother and a doctor. Barnes, who is obviously well trained in acting and has a natural ability for displaying human emotion, had the audience’s attention from start to finish. The […]

Victoria Fringe Fest 2017 review: Tragedy + Time Served = Comedy hits hard, with personality

September 5, 2017 by Elias Orrego, contributing writer  
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One of the great solo productions at the Victoria Fringe Festival this year was Mark Hughes’ one-man show, Tragedy + Time Served = Comedy. In the show, the Vancouver-based comic takes the audience through his troubled past, where neglect, abuse, crime, and addiction run rampant. Never afraid of a faux pas, Hughes finds the humour […]

Heavy metal legends Diamond Head set to rock Victoria

August 22, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
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How often do you think of where the music you listen to came from? How did it progress over time? Heavy metal as we know it today wasn’t always so heavy, and Diamond Head has been around to see a lot of the progression. Now, the legendary band, who cut their teeth in the New […]

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