Pasko Na Naman! It’s Christmas Again! Campus 

Pasko Na Naman! It’s Christmas Again!

Hey there, Vanier students! Are you looking for a group activity to do over the Holidays? The Vanier College Filipino Association (VCFA) will be organizing their first Christmas event on Wednesday, December 15, and all Vanier students are welcome to join! Titled Pasko Na Naman! It’s Christmas Again!, the VCFA will be offering classic Filipino games as well as food from Aunt Dai restaurant. It is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the end of your semester, meet some new friends and learn more about Filipino culture. Admission is free, and…

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Don’t Forget Your S.T.A.R. Hours! Campus 

Don’t Forget Your S.T.A.R. Hours!

On Omnivox, you can officially download the S.T.A.R. hours request application! For those who don’t know, the S.T.A.R. program recognizes a minimum of 60 hours of volunteer work and participation on and off-campus and will be recognized on your transcript.  Any volunteer work or club participation on campus can be used for S.T.A.R. hours, whether volunteering for the open house, aiding in V.C.S.A. events, or even writing for the Insider! It’s important to note that you can receive S.T.A.R. hours only if: You are a full-time student  Not on academic…

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Montreal Is In The Holiday Spirit Features 

Montreal Is In The Holiday Spirit

Montreal is filled with spectacular shows and festive events during the holidays. There are several events and sceneries for you to enjoy throughout the holidays in Montreal.  Jardins d’Hiver The Quartier des Spectacles Jardins d’Hiver has returned to Montreal, which you can visit any day during this month. It will be open from 11 am to 8 pm. It is free to visit. Not only has a giant Christmas tree all lit up, but Jardins d’Hiver sells local products such as maple syrup, toys, Christmas decor, clothes, food and drinks. …

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Celebrating the Holidays How Do You Celebrate Your Holidays 

Celebrating the Holidays

During the holidays, my family and I celebrate Christmas. We decorate the house with Christmas lights and put up a Christmas tree. I always go Christmas shopping with my friends and get a bunch of presents for everyone.  When I go Christmas shopping with my friends, I always buy their gifts before I go shopping with them, so that way it’s a surprise, and they don’t know what I got them for Christmas. I get presents for my dog too. I love my dog, and for Christmas, I buy him…

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Favourite Things To Do Over the Holidays How Do You Celebrate Your Holidays 

Favourite Things To Do Over the Holidays

To me, the holidays are filled with gingerbread houses, eggnog, Christmas movies, and presents! For the holidays, I love to decorate my Christmas tree with Christmas lights and tons of ornaments and put-up Christmas stockings for everyone.  My little sister and I love making gingerbread houses. We use so many different candies to decorate our gingerbread house. We use gummy bears, candies canes, sour patch kids, skittles, etc. I sometimes use the marshmallows from the “Lucky Charms” cereal and use icing to decorate them onto my gingerbread house. We also…

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Faith, Family & Food How Do You Celebrate Your Holidays 

Faith, Family & Food

I have been dreaming of this moment for weeks. As my mom clicks on the “Buy Tickets” button, joy and apprehension mingle in my heart. Is everything going to be okay? Will you be there on time? This Christmas, my parents, sister and I are flying to Winnipeg, Manitoba, to visit our family. We were supposed to go last winter, which turned into last summer, which turned into this Christmas (for reasons obvious to all!). And finally, the tickets are bought! I jump with excitement as I imagine my cousins,…

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Pride of Newfoundland Arts 

Pride of Newfoundland

I was just a boy from the small village of St. Anthony. Back then, we only had a population of just one hundred, but we were slowly becoming a booming town, thanks to our hero, Dr. Wilfred Grenfell. Every time he’d come back from his missionary work, all of St. Anthony would flock to him to greet him back. We all admired Dr. Grenfell as children. After all, he was the one who brought the schools, churches and hospitals across Newfoundland. When we learned that Grenfell was going to France…

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Layers Arts 

Layers

Every day wake up my face in the mirror  Cover your skin like the beauty they gave you is your sin It’s your honour they keep saying Your pride, your treasure your everything But this treasure is too heavy to bear The layers are choking, I am gasping for air I can’t breathe with the controlling stares Stares that search for a bare square and judge you for what you wear Am I a human or a treasure? Choosing between approval and freedom And choosing to be loved over the…

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A Lost Hero Arts 

A Lost Hero

Twenty-four hours in this dark room Skin paler than my imagination fume Eyes darker than a black charm when it blooms Smelling ghostly it’s just my new perfume Same clothes, they can be my new costume The costume of a hero that could never exist Since it was hold prisoner in my head The two can’t coexist The thoughts in my head are making the threat Freedom he’s asking Let me live the dream, why are you holding me back? if I don’t get out we shall both crack the…

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