Mother Mother

If we look at indie music not as a means of independent production but as a distinct genre, there are certain components of the style that become expected. To call themselves “indie” bands, artists need a truly unique sound, very original lyrics and a spritz of oddball to help them stand out. At one time … Continued

Check It Out

International Band If you like Mumford & Sons, check out indie-rock band Admiral Fallow. Though less folky than the English boys, and without the banjo, the same home-grown, slightly gritty, commonwealth country roots sound consistently runs through the Scottish band’s two albums, Boots in my Face (2010) and Tree Bursts in Snow, released in May … Continued

Poets on Campus

Australian poet Geoff Goodfellow will read from his work on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 11:30 a.m. in bldg. 345, rm. 102 at the Nanaimo campus. One of Australia’s most popular contemporary poets, Goodfellow “writes with a ‘contrived simplicity,’ detailing the lives of seemingly ordinary people. It is, however, his poet’s eye for the micro, rather … Continued

Student Profile: Lillian Morpak

Lillian Morpak may just be the only four-year-old in the entire world who actually asked to be put into piano lessons. “I think one of my friends was in them and I thought it looked really fun,” she says. ‘Fun’ seems to be one of the main motivational elements behind Morpak’s involvement in music. Now … Continued

Art Bites:

 On Friday Sept. 14, the campus location of the Nanaimo Art Gallery will feature two new exhibitions by celebrated Canadian artists Ann Kipling and Sara Robichaud.  In Kipling’s The Solitudes of Place, forty-three of the award winning artist’s nationally recognized pencil and coloured pen drawings will be on display. The public is invited to marvel … Continued

The Hype

Ed Sheeran. We have all heard his name at some point or another, whether it was yesterday when “The A-Team” was on the radio or way back in 2005 when he first started recording. Either way, the English singer-songwriter has gained a lot of hype since he was finally admitted onto mainstream radio in 2011 … Continued

Nanaimo Art Gallery: “Ebb & Flow”

The title of artists Sonny Assu and Rande Cook’s display at the campus location of the Nanaimo Art Gallery is very appropriate. The exhibition curated by Ellen McCluskey and Rose Spahan, which ran from May 18 to Sept. 1, is a presentation of the impact modern society has had upon certain aspects of First Nations … Continued

Author Reading: Craig Taylor

September 14th, 2012    Building 355, Room 203 6:30 – 8:00 pm Craig Taylor is the author of 3 books, Londoners:The Days and Nights of London Now – As Told by Those Who Love It, Hate It, Live It, Left It and Long for It, Return to Akenfield and One Million Tiny Plays About Britain. He is the editor … Continued

Dog Sees God The Theatre Students ‘ Annual Fundraiser

On Mar. 29, the upper-level students of the Theatre program will be presenting Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Block Head as the focus of their annual fundraising gala. This year, the gala benefits the Central Island Chapter of the MS Society of Canada and the Mike Monych Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $30 each, … Continued

Art Bites

Vancouver Island Short Film Feststival 2012 The short list of competing films in this year’s Vancouver Island Short Film Festival (VISFF) has been announced, and VISFF would like to remind film lovers that the 13 selections will be shown at the Malaspina Theatre on Apr. 13 and 14, at 7 p.m. The festival will include … Continued

Student Profile: Renee Masur

There are not many Creative Writing students that I have met who tell me that poetry is one of their creative passions; however, Rene Masur did say this to me, and with complete honesty. Her sincerity, I could even say, is palpable. Masur, a fourth-year Creative Writing student, says that her academic career began with … Continued

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