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The artist’s reveal: a feast for the eyes Campus 

The artist’s reveal: a feast for the eyes

An exhibit of posters and artwork was held from the 23 to the 27 of October in the cafeteria. The posters went from the entrance of Jake’s Café to the other end of Jake’s Cafe. People from all over the College came to the poster sale: from students to administrators to Deans. The crowd was very supportive of the displayed artwork. “Everyone that comes here comes out with a poster,” said Eli, a passerby. The posters ranged from paintings and photographs of: o animals o anime o video games o…

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Social Science Festival – Shedding Light Campus 

Social Science Festival – Shedding Light

Editor’s note: we were fortunate enough to have two students cover the malawi nursing panel presentation. Parts of the two articles have been put together, as they are complementary to each other.   This week, we got the opportunity to hear Alex Mota speak about her project at the Malawi Experience talk during the Social Science Festival. She was very dedicated and made us think about many things we take for granted.[1] Alex is a social science student who had tried to make the subject of menstruation less taboo.[2] She…

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Orange Shirt Day: In Honor and in Memory Campus News 

Orange Shirt Day: In Honor and in Memory

Government-run residential schools for indigenous children came to an end twenty years ago, in ‘96. Their legacy, however, lives on. While residential schools were terminated officially in ’96, the practice continues surreptitiously because of the realities of our economy:  for example, northern towns and villages in Ontario haven’t got the resources to run high schools, and the young teenage population has to move to Thunder Bay to continue its education. Young people are still suffering the alienation of being away from their homes and families just like they did during…

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The Birdhouse Showcase! Campus 

The Birdhouse Showcase!

They are calling it “showcasing Birdhouse design”. The award presentation was held on Wednesday, the 4th of October, at 1:30 PM. The catchphrases were: “Come see a bird’s eye view: it’s for the birds!” I was walking by the N building when I saw Birdhouses on a wire. I saw two men observing the houses. I walked closer to ask them if they knew anything about the strange occurrence. One of them answered: “they’re birdhouses made by the architectural technology students, each made for a specific species. Look at this…

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Vanier Chess Initiative Campus 

Vanier Chess Initiative

Oh jeez Rick… I wanna learn how to play Chess at Vanier, I found out how. It’s called the Vanier Chess Initiative; oh man, Rick! It’s an instructional chess program being offered this semester that will help me develop a more nuanced approach to the game. Oh man, Rick! I’m thinkin’ about learning chess, and I’m starting to work up some anxiety about this whole thing! But I don’t need to worry, right? I mean, it’s been demonstrated that young Mortys who play chess experience improvement in their math, science,…

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Clubs Day Campus Features 

Clubs Day

As happens at the beginning of every semester, the VCSA organized a Clubs Day, bringing together representatives from most of the approved and existing student clubs. Tables were laid out around the far edges of the D-cafeteria, creating an inviting space for people to enter and scope out. During the blistering noon-hour UB of Sept 20th, there were people playing electric guitars, video games, serving complimentary food and drinks, and dancing. It was loud! It was hot! It was a good place to meet people. The first thing one would…

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30th Annual Blood Drive Campus 

30th Annual Blood Drive

During Universal Break on the 27th of September, Vanier marked a landmark anniversary of collaboration with Héma-Québec. Over the last 30 years, as part of its sole annual blood drive, members of the college community have made nearly 10,000 blood donations that have helped save lives throughout the province. A ceremony was held in Jake’s Mall to mark the occasion. H-Q presented the college with a certificate; speeches were made by VCSA President Whi and by directors of the two organizations. A festive cake was ceremoniously cut and served to…

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The Naruto Run at Vanier Campus 

The Naruto Run at Vanier

Photo By: Brianna Lemieux Anglin   As of late, “Naruto Runs” have become increasingly popular. So popular in fact, that they’ve been held at venues like famous landmarks, city streets and college campuses in Canada, the US, Australia and Belgium. There was even one held in Florida during Hurricane Irma! For future reference, running in hurricane-force winds is highly dangerous and not recommended by anyone. But I digress. What exactly is Naruto, and what does it have to do with running? Naruto is a Japanese manga series written by Masashi…

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