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National Coming Out Day at Vanier Campus 

National Coming Out Day at Vanier

In celebration of National Coming Out Day, Vanier Student Life organised an informational booth set up in Jake’s Mall on Thursday, October 11th. National Coming Out Day is a day meant to celebrate the coming out of gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer and all who are a part of the LGBTQ+ community and for showing your support of the community as an ally. This year was the 30th anniversary of this event. The event first began on the anniversary of the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. This…

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Perceptions: An All-Round Painting Gallery Exhibition Campus 

Perceptions: An All-Round Painting Gallery Exhibition

The Henry Lehmann Gallery, located in B-305, has been running for almost a decade. Throughout the years, there has been a wide array of different shows in mediums such as drawings, photography, sculpture, installation art or a mixture of all of these.  The show currently on display is an all-round painting show. This newest show set up by the gallery’s Curator Cristina Athina Mignacca and Assistant Director India-Lynn Upshaw-Ruffner titled Perceptions had its opening this month. Perceptions is a group show involving artists Jeffrey Asuming Tawiah, Wessel Brussen, Kiana Pangillinan…

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The Henry Lehmann Gallery’s First Exhibition of The Semester Campus 

The Henry Lehmann Gallery’s First Exhibition of The Semester

Almost a decade ago, the Henry Lehmann Gallery was conceptualized and soon after came to fruition as Vanier’s very own art gallery, that prominently displays student works of all mediums. The first exhibition of this semester showcases the winners of the Peter Gonda Memorial scholarship for photography and the Vanier Art Acquisition scholarship. The Peter Gonda Memorial scholarship was created in memory of Peter Gonda who was a Montreal-based artist, novelist and screenwriter, who’s main passion was photography. He was notably interested in street photography and portraiture. He passed away…

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The Open Door Network and U.M.B.R.E.L.L.A. Meet and Greet Social Campus 

The Open Door Network and U.M.B.R.E.L.L.A. Meet and Greet Social

All Vanier students and staff of the LGBTQ+ community were welcomed to a meet and greet social event on April 12th. Allies were also welcomed at the event. Seating was arranged in a circle and attendees had the opportunity to sit and converse with others in the LGBTQ+ community. There was also a snack table that featured samosas, fruits, and vegetables as well as some sweets. The conversation between attendees was very light-hearted and friendly. After some great conversation, the special guest of the event Lucas Charlie Rose arrived. Attendees…

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A Humanitarian Trip To Peru Features 

A Humanitarian Trip To Peru

Taking part in a humanitarian trip can be a life-changing experience. Jeremy Levett, a full-time Vanier student in health science, now in his final semester, took part in one such trip to Peru over the winter break. This trip was organized by Dawson Medlife, and Jeremy was sponsored by the VCSA on this trip. Medlife is a foundation that was created to support low-income families in developing countries, and provide them access to important resources such as food, water, and shelter. College students were invited to take part in this…

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Straw and Stir Stick Ban Initiative Campus 

Straw and Stir Stick Ban Initiative

Plastic straws and stir sticks are much more harmful to the environment than you think. There are many alarming statistics surrounding straw usage, such as the fact that Americans alone consume enough straws to wrap around the world 2.5 times every single day. Many types of straws are made of polypropylene and contain BPA, which leaks harmful toxins such as synthetic estrogen into what you’re drinking. Straws also rank in the top 10 for marine debris and take over 200 years to break down into non-biodegradable micro-plastics. On top of…

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The Vanier First Aid Team Campus 

The Vanier First Aid Team

The Vanier First Aid team was conceived two semesters ago by Jeremy Levett, a Health Science student here at Vanier. The headquarters is located in D-105 (Jake’s metro area) and is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday. An official ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Wednesday, March 7th, where Jeremy was joined by Vanier’s Director General John McMahon to celebrate this occasion. The Director-General had this to say about the project: “This is truly an impressive project and I am proud to see how engaged our students…

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Danny DeVito Confirmed for Super Smash Brothers Switch News 

Danny DeVito Confirmed for Super Smash Brothers Switch

Throughout the past few weeks, news and speculation surrounding the confirmed release of a new Super Smash Brothers game on the Nintendo Switch have been circulating on the Internet. Super Smash Brothers, or Smash Brothers is a fighting game that pits video game characters against one another in competitive battles, and is renowned for the complex combos and move sets that the characters have. Ever since Nintendo aired a surprise trailer for the game at the end of the last Nintendo Direct, speculation as to new characters, stages and battle…

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It’s The Season of Celebrations News 

It’s The Season of Celebrations

The spring season has finally come upon us, and this means that many faiths and cultures are celebrating. Lunar New Year celebrations took place in February, which commemorated the coming of the New Year for many Asian countries. The Iranian or Persian New Year was also celebrated recently. The ringing in of the New Year took place on March 20th, and to celebrate, observers do a deep cleaning of their homes, celebrating a season of new life, and wishing for good luck in the year ahead. Passover took place this…

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