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Roaring start for Royals

Royals forward Alex Gogolev scores the game-winning goal against a helpless Vancouver goalie.

The NHL lockout may leave local fans hungering for hockey action, but if the opening weekend of the Victoria Royals is any sign, the local Western Hockey League team will fill in just fine, thank you very much. The second-year team swept a weekend set of games against B.C. rivals the Vancouver Giants, looking much improved from last year’s squad.

Student opts for 20th-century approach to homework

Drew May is trading in his laptop for a typewriter this term.

For all of our automation and time-saving tech, how many of us feel rushed and harried, as if we have no time at all? With the advent of technology that allows a student to write a seven-page history essay in four hours the night before their assignment is due, are we really retaining the information from our classes, or are we merely jumping through hoops? Is the grade we get on that paper really going to reflect what we’ve learned?

Uncommon Cents: Financial swear words worth saying

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This article concerns a set of related concepts behind three swear words. “F—.” No, no, not that one. They are naughty financial words, unspoken in polite conversation and considered gauche in principle, if not strongly counter-cultural. They are “thriftiness,” “frugality” and “savings.”

Food delivery: tough for the public to digest?

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Many full-time students (and workers) may dread long trips to the grocery store, or simply don’t have time to go. In Victoria, however, some companies and organizations will help people make healthy food choices without the customer even leaving their home.

Grizzlies open season with win

The Grizzlies scored their game-winning goal with less than a second left on the clock.

The script for the Junior A Victoria Grizzlies home opener was perfectly executed on Sept. 14 as the home team eked out a dramatic win over the Powell River Kings on a last-second goal.