“This time, all our events are fresh and unique. We are doing things that have never been done before,” says Mathias. The theme for the festival — with over 40 colleges competing this year — is Colour Me Quirky. Events include Polaris President 2013, which requires contestants to present an online campaign speaking about themselves. Subsequently, they will battle it out with fellow participants in a debate, and then entertain judges by talking on a given subject. In each round, a few students will be eliminated. Polaris is being held between July 19 and 21 at the college located at Marine Drive.