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An afternoon of Eau de Vie at ‘Art of the Cocktail’

Oct 25, 2012 | Web Exclusive | No comments
CARA SPANGLER

Who would go to a conference on a Monday at 3 p.m. in the Chateau Victoria entitled “Eau de Vie: The Overlooked Cocktail Ingredient?” Actually, not very many people. Four, to be exact. But four seasoned brandy enthusiasts with genuine curiosity in the distilling and fermenting processes of alcohol, that is. Who probably shouldn’t attend this conference? Someone who thinks putting vodka in canned limeade is considered a cocktail and who has an important meeting later the same day. I guess we can’t all have good judgment.

Don’t fence him in

Fred Penner shouldn’t be relegated to your childhood memories

Oct 25, 2012 | Web Exclusive | No comments

Have you ever, as an adult, tried inviting friends to attend a concert by a beloved children’s entertainer? You’ve got to field a lot of dubious follow-up questions (“Will it just be us and a bunch of six-year-olds?”). You’ve got to provide some clarity (“Is he the ‘Baby Beluga’ guy?”). And, if the concert in question is taking place at a pub, there are logistical concerns to assuage (“How will the six-year-olds get in?”).

Grizzlies thrive in OT this weekend

Pair of OT wins put Grizzlies on top

Oct 16, 2012 | Web Exclusive | No comments

Call them the comeback kids    or the cardiac kids    heck, after this weekend you could call them the kings of overtime. Whatever the case, you’ve got to hand it to the Victoria Grizzlies as the team won both of its home games 3-2 in overtime this weekend at Bear Mountain arena showing that the team has a never-say-die attitude and the firepower to come back in games.

Why you should live alone

Oct 10, 2012 | Volume 65 Issue 10 | No comments

I don’t like living with other people. Like any good Canadian, my first and only rule in life is to pay attention to what Jesus said on page 334 of my special translation of the Bible: “Stop eating my food, you heathen Roman.” And it’s true; when you live with other people, inevitably there’s going to be a heathen Roman who steals your chocolate cake leftovers when you can least afford to have them go missing.

Victoria shows poetic innovation

Oct 30, 2012 | Web Exclusive | No comments

Victoria will soon crown its first youth poet laureate, which may also be the first in Canada. One young, talented applicant will have the opportunity to use poetry to engage and empower youth in the community.

The Epic Journey of Inmate Actors

The Hobbit by WHOS

Oct 30, 2012 | Web Exclusive | No comments

William Head on Stage (WHOS) is a living testimonial to the transformative power of theatre. Its production of The Hobbit is able to elicit this tangible reality by addressing the universal theme of a heroic journey that compels all involved to face their demons, within and without.

Lack of student participation hinders UVSS

Oct 29, 2012 | Web Exclusive | No comments

TFor the UVSS to be able to pass any motions or resolutions at an AGM, it must have quorum  — attendance by six-tenths of one percent of the member population (102 people in this case). All current undergraduate students who pay fees to the society are members and are allowed to attend and vote. Only 48 people came to the meeting, so no motions were passed. 

About time, Writers Fest

Oct 25, 2012 | Web Exclusive | No comments

Atmosphere is a necessary ingredient when planning literary events, and it’s tough to nail atmosphere without a well-considered location. Music sounds more like it should when delivered in established venues. Art displays look sharper when hanging on the walls of prestigious buildings. And literature tastes better when served in a place with a little history. Camosun College’s Lansdowne Campus played host to the Victoria Writers Festival Oct. 12–13, and what a host it made.

Thousands turn out for Defend Our Coast rally

Oct 23, 2012 | Web Exclusive | No comments

The voices of thousands of British Columbians echoed across the lawns of the B.C. Legislature Monday as participants in the Defend Our Coast rally gathered to protest Enbridge's Northern Gateway and proposed Kinder Morgan pipelines. 

Lib.uvic.ca goes live with helpful library services

Oct 23, 2012 | Web Exclusive | No comments

The UVic Libraries now has a mobile page, and it’s extremely accessible. From a quick search for books and articles to an application that lets you see how many computers are currently available around campus; the mobile webpage, designed for any web-capable device, gives instant access to a full gamut of essential library information.

Date set for Victoria by-election

Oct 22, 2012 | Web Exclusive | No comments

A date for the Victoria riding’s federal by-election has been set for Nov. 26. It is one of three by-elections scheduled that day. 

 

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