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New Music Revue: Mounties deliver the goods on anticipated album

May 11, 2019 by Fred Cameron, contributing writer  
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MountiesHeavy Meta(Light Organ Records)4/5 It’s been five years since the release of Thrash Rock Legacy, and Canadian supergroup Mounties are back with their highly anticipated second LP, Heavy Meta. Combining the creativity of Hawksley Workman, Hot Hot Heat’s Steve Bays, and Age of Electric/Limblifter’s Ryan Dahle, Mounties possess an embarrassment of talent. Expectations were high. Heavy Meta doesn’t disappoint. […]

Shrek the Musical a little too green

May 6, 2019 by Katy Weicker staff writer  
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Victoria Operatic Society (VOS) is a community theatre company with a good reputation for producing professional quality theatre. I’ve seen countless shows by VOS and, for the most part, I agree—they consistently knock it out of the park. However, their latest production, Shrek the Musical(based on the animated film), while charming, was not their strongest show. […]

Camosun College Student Society spring election results in

April 11, 2019 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
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The Camosun College Student Society (CCSS) held their spring elections from April 8 to 10, and the initial results are in. Fillette Umulisa was re-elected as the CCSS external executive. Tamara Bonsdorf was elected into the position of sustainability director, and Eleanor Vannan was re-elected as student wellness and access director. Joshua Cameron is the […]

New Music Revue: Clowns prove diversity is in their nature with new album

April 9, 2019 by Bo Essery, contributing writer  
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ClownsNature/Nurture(Fat Wreck Chords)3.5/5 The second Clowns’ Nature/Nurture started I could only think one thing: how awesome was the soundtrack to Tony Hawk’s Underground 2? This is exactly the type of music percolating from your PlayStation 2 while you throw tomatos at a half-naked Phil Margera in Barcelona. Nature/Nurture is the fourth album from Clowns, a punk band from […]

Camosun student with measles was at Lansdowne campus, says college

April 8, 2019 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
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Camosun College announced on Saturday, April 6 that a Camosun student with measles was at the Lansdowne campus on Wednesday, March 27. The student was in the Young Building between 1:30 and 6:20 pm, and at the bookstore between 2 and 4 pm. Symptoms of measles include a runny nose, fever, cough, sore throat, red […]

April 1 exclusive: Camosun College Student Society adopts motion to be more scandalous

April 1, 2019 by Craig Splatt, editor-in-chief  
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The Camosun College Student Society (CCSS) recently adopted a motion to become more scandalous. This comes after years of the student society having a perfectly scandal-free record and also after, apparently, getting inspiration from another student society. “Man, you see what happened out east?” says CCSS executive director Michelle Turnbuckle. “Hundreds of thousands of dollars […]

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 […]

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