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Flower Arts 


Photo by: Sosse Karasarkissian Flower She sings a cold tune A subtle breeze beneath the midnight moon Interpreting the words, succinctly deployed I stare into the void   Born without purpose Tickets to life I didn’t purchase I walk and chew gum at the same time But am I really fine?   When we state the mindlessness of things And the dread which our existence brings I feel a comfort that I know There’s nowhere to go   You can show me objective truths to strengthen my view Reveal the ideals…

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Nintendo Direct Headlines: September 2017 Entertainment 

Nintendo Direct Headlines: September 2017

Earlier this month, Nintendo had some big announcements during their Nintendo Direct broadcast. So what awaits fans down the pipeline? Let’s hop right in and see what the biggest announcements were!   The biggest upcoming 3DS title, Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, received a spotlight which kicked off the Direct broadcast. We learned a little bit about the cover-art Pokémon for Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, which are new forms of Necrozma that have fused with Solgaleo and Lunala respectively. We briefly saw a couple of new areas in the Alola…

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A Review of Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver Vanier Alumni 

A Review of Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver

Edgar Wright’s new action-comedy Baby Driver might not be a perfect film, but it certainly comes close to being one. The film follows the story of Baby (Ansel Elgort), a reluctant and extremely talented getaway driver who listens to music at all times due in part to ear damage imparted during a car accident when he was a child. He embarks on quest to leave the crime business and along the way, develops a romance with a young, sweet waitress named Deborah (Lily James), whom he tries to protect from…

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Vanier Gym Membership: Now it’s Free! Campus Sports 

Vanier Gym Membership: Now it’s Free!

Let’s get a good stretch! Why would you need to? Well, my humble reader, aside from the physiological benefits that come alongside being flexible, you need to stretch after that great workout you’re going to get at Vanier’s gym right here on campus. You read the title of this article, and you’re not going crazy, the gym membership really is free! That’s right: FREE! All full-time students are now able to access the campus’ gym by visiting the VCSA office (room C-214) and acquiring the sticker for your Student ID…

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Healthy Habits for a Successful (First) Year Vanier Alumni 

Healthy Habits for a Successful (First) Year

As human beings, we are creatures of routine – and unfortunately, the bad habits are the easiest to create. The semester is still young, but many have already derailed their motivational train off of the tracks on which they had set out. This journalist, for one, certainly finds herself buying breakfast and ice cappuccinos more often than intended. So let us take a step back to reflect on the past month; what do you wish you would’ve done less? Procrastinating, skipping workouts, running late…? Many of these boil down to…

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Signing Ceremony: Indigenous Education Protocol (UB: Sept. 13) Campus 

Signing Ceremony: Indigenous Education Protocol (UB: Sept. 13)

The Vanier Indigenous Circle warmly welcomes all Vanier community members to a special ceremony to mark the signing of a pan-Canadian Indigenous Education Protocol. This protocol, designed by the Indigenous Education Committee of Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan), seeks to: “… support colleges’ and institutes’ commitment to Indigenous education and provide a vision of how they can strive to improve and better serve Indigenous peoples.” Protocol information can be found on The Colleges Institutes’ website: Vanier College, as decreed by the Board of Directors on June 13th, 2017, has…

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Squirrels of Vanier Arts 

Squirrels of Vanier

Photo by: Sosse Karasarkissian   Squirrels of Vanier We quaint bundles of fur Run forth and then run back Roam campus to and fro In constant search of snack   We tiny kings and queens In our thrones atop trees Humbly wiggle our tails For such students as these   We do chase each other Spectator sport for you And curious as well Will watch the humans too   We hate the cold weather Soon all of us will sleep But campus is tether So you’ll see us again Written By:…

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A Tale of 2 VCSA Meetings Campus 

A Tale of 2 VCSA Meetings

On the last Tuesday of August, I attended two meetings held by our Students’ Association. The first one was casual and fun – its goal was to inform the dozens of students who’d signed up as volunteers to help the VCSA. In preparation for the next day’s Orientation Week BBQ, President Whi took the time to explain the Association’s role in the school (as representatives of the student body) and to help the volunteer staff understand how they’d be involved. It was light, fun, and there was pizza. A little…

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The Amazing Race Vanier Campus 

The Amazing Race Vanier

“We cannot choose, win or lose” was the catch phrase of the final Saturday of August. Truly original and witty, team Indecisives probably gave enough material for the writers of ‘The Amazing Race’ Canada. And now thinking about the repetitive finishing line of Jon Montgomery at the end of every leg, it just seems so dry and expected. Vanier has so much to offer when it comes to improvisation. On the 26th of last month, the last team to arrive was also a winner. The college for the first time…

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The Vanier Collective Gardens Campus 

The Vanier Collective Gardens

What a season at the Vanier Collective Gardens this year! A detailed update is available on the website below. In sum, we can easily state that this project is thriving with success following improved infrastructures and increased visibility within the Vanier community. Our goal to make it a tool accessible to all teachers, staff, programs and sectors of the college is being achieved at an unprecedented rate. A Guide for Teachers and Staff is now available on the website. As usual, I invite you to contact me to discuss how…

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