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A Writer’s Blocks Vanier Alumni 

A Writer’s Blocks

Blocks will disable Blocks are a big scam Blocks, I do not love Blocks are just liars   So unattractive I simply can’t find Ideas, that stay They loom like wires   I am held captive Inside of this mind Torn apart, away From my desires   Useless, unable Just for now, I am Incapable of Igniting fires   Blocks will disable Blocks are a big scam Blocks, I do not love Blocks are just liars       Written By: BeNjamyn Upshaw-Ruffner

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What’s The Deal With: Super Mario Odyssey – First Impressions Entertainment 

What’s The Deal With: Super Mario Odyssey – First Impressions

Not long after picking up the controller and starting to play Super Mario Odyssey, does one realize how insanely fun it is. It’s abundantly clear that Nintendo has crafted another masterful example of the platforming genre of games, which Mario himself helped create back in the 1980s.   Even after playing for 10 hours, there’s no end to the collecting of Power Moons in sight.   Odyssey represents a continuation of the more openended 3D Mario games such as 64 and Sunshine, and there are many more layers on top…

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Vanier’s Got Talent 2017 Arts Campus 

Vanier’s Got Talent 2017

The date was November 23rd, 2017. Inside Vanier’s Auditorium, seven hours past noon, a hush falls on the crowd as 13 students prepare to showcase their creativity. The resulting show was entertaining and had quite the variety of artistic mediums on display.   There were three award winners in this show. First, was for best performance, given to the performer who was the best in the show. Second, was for the most creative act, given to the performer with the most original and unique performance. Finally, there was the Coup…

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Get Your S.T.A.R. Hours Campus 

Get Your S.T.A.R. Hours

This long-standing Vanier College program: Student Transcript Activity Record (S.T.A.R), is a non-credit entry on your official transcript for 60+ hours of volunteer work in your school or community. Participation in the S.T.A.R. Program will be noted on your CEGEP transcript when you graduate. It is recognized for university admission and scholarship commitees, as well as future employers. Some examples of activitiesrecognized by the S.T.A.R. Program include being a Peer Tutor with the Learning Centre, being a president or executive of a Club, participation in the Vanier Robotics Clubs, contributing…

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What’s The Deal With: Pit – A “Kid Icarus Uprising” Retrospective Entertainment 

What’s The Deal With: Pit – A “Kid Icarus Uprising” Retrospective

I begin playing Kid Icarus: Uprising and the very first line of dialogue has Pit saying: “Sorry to keep you waiting.”, as he dives into the first level. Pit’s statement is acknowledging the fact that the previous Kid Icarus game in the series was released over twenty years ago, as of 2012, on the Game Boy in 1991. I’m pleased by the reality that this game would have been worth the long wait for someone growing up in the early nineties.   Uprising is the direct sequel to Kid Icarus,…

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What’s the Deal With: Abed Nadir – Community Entertainment 

What’s the Deal With: Abed Nadir – Community

Before Dan Harmon teamed up with Justin Roiland to unleash Rick and Morty onto the world, he had another hit show: Community, a sitcom based around the eccentric antics of a Spanish class study group in a community college. While each character in this show had unique personality quirks, one stands as more quirky than the rest. He is obsessed with pop culture, aspires to be a filmmaker, and will reference a comparable moment from film or television no matter what his situation. He is Abed Nadir, a beloved character…

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Vanier Insider Election Documents – New Editor in Chief needed for Winter 2018 Campus News Voices 

Vanier Insider Election Documents – New Editor in Chief needed for Winter 2018

Good day, one and all. I hope you all had a wonderful fall. I, Editor-in-Chief BeN, am graduating. This is my final semester, and as it draws to a close, I need to start thinking about who will take the torch and light the way for the Insider next semester. Anyone interested in becoming the next Editor-in-Chief should contact me via Mio (Benjamyn Upshaw-Ruffner) or come by our office (D-168). There is a form that one must fill out in order to become The Editor-in-Chief, and the elections will be…

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What’s the deal with: Lucifer Morningstar – “The Sandman Presents: Lucifer” Entertainment 

What’s the deal with: Lucifer Morningstar – “The Sandman Presents: Lucifer”

  In the comic: “The Sandman Presents: Lucifer” (three issue mini-series from 1999), Mike Carey presents an intricate, and at times, empathetic portrayal of the devil. The basic plot is that the once-lord-of-hell Lucifer has resigned from his post, in order to retire as a jazz bar owner in L.A. until one day, the Angel Amenadiel offers Lucifer a deal to work as a third-party on behalf of Heaven. His ensuing adventure on earth tasks him with destroying ‘the voiceless gods’: born from the minds of proto-humans without language or…

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What’s The Deal with: Rick Sanchez (C-137) – Squanchiest character yet? Or needs to get more schwifty? Entertainment 

What’s The Deal with: Rick Sanchez (C-137) – Squanchiest character yet? Or needs to get more schwifty?

For those among you who aren’t familiar with Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s Adult Swim animated sci-fi comedy, stop reading this article now, watch all three seasons of Rick and Morty, then come back and read this article. It’ll only take you 682 minutes, or a little over 11 hours. You’ll be able to thank the author of this article for this recommendation later. Spoilers lay ahead. Now, with season three recently concluded, fans of the show have a painfully long wait ahead of them. To combat the impending Rick…

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