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3 Days Arts 

3 Days

I know life goes on and time waits for no one The moment we are up there is something that needs to be done and sometimes even re-done. Now what if all that was to come to a halt one day? Your usual check-up with the family physician turned into something dreary? He does not welcome you with his usual smile but frowns at you instead Looks over at the small sheets of paper in his hands and quickly leaves the room To have an elderly nurse come in and…

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Of Eggos and Dragons: How ‘Stranger Things’ Explores Childhood Trauma Vanier Alumni 

Of Eggos and Dragons: How ‘Stranger Things’ Explores Childhood Trauma

Stranger Things is a show based on the nostalgic exploration of eighties gothic media culture, especially as it relates to youth of the time. The show’s setting and plot are themselves entrenched in political gothic reality, which creates a sort of meta-reality through which the show can explore one of its main concerns: gothic texts as they are experienced by children, and more specifically, what effect these texts may have on children with past trauma. Stranger Things explores the healing process of three children with traumatic past experiences who may…

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Home Arts 

Home

I really want to get away Why even should I stay In a house of people I am alone What if went out on my own Yearning for anywhere but here I’ll do it without a hint of fear I’m over this imprisoned life The name is Freedom she’ll be my wife Here I stand, I have done it My old life, I say fuck it I’m finding out what the world’s about Now that I’ve finally gotten out It’s been a while now since I left I have this…

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Book Review: “Learning to Peer Tutor – Answers to 25 Questions Novice Tutors Ask” Features 

Book Review: “Learning to Peer Tutor – Answers to 25 Questions Novice Tutors Ask”

Many say that to truly understand a subject, one must try to explain the concepts to a friend or colleague. Speaking from experience, tutoring can be as challenging as it is rewarding. “Learning to Peer Tutor – Answers to 25 Questions Novice Tutors Ask”, written by our one and only Joshua Berman, is a well flowing and quick, yet very rich read about everything to know for someone diving into tutoring. I would even dare to describe this book as the ultimate “Tutoring for Dummies” guide, which offers clear and…

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The Notion of Light Arts 

The Notion of Light

Perception is everything my dear. Stop gazing into the broken mirror freckled with spit and blood. There’s much more to it than that; The appetite, the wishful thinking, skipping stones and late night drinking. Peer behind your rib, what do you see? The beating heart? Perhaps a thing that’s aching? A jagged thump thump thump, why, could it be breaking? Look lower now, what are you consuming? survival methods, choked down laughter and fruit that’s bruising. Do you dream? Do you dream soft and tender with flowers blooming? Take what…

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A Big Day at MariHacks Campus 

A Big Day at MariHacks

Soon to be celebrating one year of existence, the Vanier Tech Club sent two teams to MariHacks on Sunday February 11th, held at Shopify’s downtown Montreal offices. This was the first ever hackathon open only to CEGEP and high school students in Quebec. 35 teams of programmers worked furiously for 12 consecutive hours trying to turn their ideas for websites and applications into reality. Many came in with little to no programming experience, and were able to benefit from a great learning experience thanks to their teammates and the dozens…

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Lunar New Year at Vanier Campus 

Lunar New Year at Vanier

Lunar New Year was held worldwide on the 16h of February 2018. More commonly known as Chinese New Year, this is the day most Asian countries celebrate the new year based on the lunar calendar. 2018 is the year of the dog. An event was organized at Vanier to celebrate. During UB on the 14th of February, a kiosk decorated with different Chinese ornaments was set up at Jake’s Cafe. Students could learn about the specifics related to Lunar New Year and the Lunar calendar. They could also ask questions…

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