An Argument Over Dinner Arts 

An Argument Over Dinner

Terror is in the moments where hope becomes knowledge despite any underlying understanding of the inevitable, and then it is in that instant when our very human lack of knowledge is understood. This is horror. It accounts for the countless less obvious terrors of our existence… The party that was gathered for the reading of the will was stuffed into a hot room. On fabric chairs they listened to a letter:   “I’m afraid I will have talked a lot and left so much unsaid. Things go unshared, even after…

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Observations Arts 

Observations

Look at the way she is looking at him there is love, trust and longing there Even though this is a public place buzzing with people and noisy waiters and waitresses They are sitting across each other in a dimly lit area near the window he says something and reaches for her hands Even though there are people around and the children are very fussy He laughs about something and reaches over to remove a speck of lint or paper out of her long strawberry colored locks even though the…

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It Shows Arts 

It Shows

You like your coffee black Insomniac at night Swallowing goodbyes It’s true, I haven’t seen you smile For countless days and nights Tell me you don’t feel right   Am I wrong?   Do you miss him When you touch me? Do you still feel Empty feelings? ‘Cause your frail heart Shut your brain off And sent signals From your eyes to mine   And yet, I still love you I’m wrecked, don’t forget me And I feel like I’m drowning It’s my fault for not letting you be I…

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How he loves her Arts 

How he loves her

He looks at her like she is the finest painting in all the Louvre, like Mona Lisa and the Birth of Venus combined. When he says hello, what he means to say is: I wonder how long it took for God to carve out your cheekbones. She blinks, he hears a melody coming from her eyelashes, it sounds like a choir in the heart of a church. Her name is his new favorite word, how it sits comfortably in the back of his throat and rolls right off his tongue….

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E-Books vs Paper Books Features 

E-Books vs Paper Books

Remember those days when the weather was muggy, it was cold and raining, and all you wanted to do was make a cup of hot chocolate and curl up with your favourite book on the couch? Welcome to the future. This can slowly turn into curling up with your little e-reader that, despite all efforts made by marketers, will not compare to the feeling you get when you hold an actual book. The world is recognizing the benefits of e-Books and is trying to incorporate them into consumer’s daily lives,…

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Student Life at Vanier and The STAR Program Campus 

Student Life at Vanier and The STAR Program

Vanier Student Life organizes events on campus throughout the semester and encourages students to get involved by offering them many volunteering opportunities. Students who are interested in planning and organizing various social, cultural, and recreational events can join a group in Student Life called Vanier Student Leaders. Students at Vanier College are offered EPIC leadership workshops, and Adulting 101 which is life skills workshops. Vanier Student Life works with different departments at Vanier, including Vanier College Students’ Association and TASC. Kristen Whitelaw is the Student Life recreational activities technician who…

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And I Ask Myself, What is Going On? : Decolonizing Education Voices 

And I Ask Myself, What is Going On? : Decolonizing Education

I was born in Mexico City. When I was several months old, I moved to Vancouver, Canada where I developed a passion for reading. My mom would take me to the library every week and take out many books for me. She would pull our load in a cart from the library to home.  I lived there for 12 years. That was until I moved to Mexico because of economic circumstances. I received part of my education in Mexico. During my first days of school, after a school tour, the…

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Vanier Teacher Martine Dugrenier’s Wrestling Career Campus 

Vanier Teacher Martine Dugrenier’s Wrestling Career

Martine Dugrenier is a retired Canadian wrestler and a physical education teacher at Vanier College. As a teenager, Martine was a gymnast who aimed to get a scholarship to study in the United States. However, Martine fractured her knee which made her stay in Montreal and study at Vanier College. After taking a wrestling class at Vanier College, her teacher who was a national coach saw that she has a great physical ability, and convinced Martine to join the wresting team and compete for Concordia University team when she graduated…

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