Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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the-sense-of-an-ending1 Lit Matters: The truths and lies of Julian Barnes | May. 11

Julian Barnes is an English novelist known for his 1989 novel A History of the World in 10 ½ Chapters. Barnes studied at Oxford University, but because of mediocre grades he ended up writing word definitions for the Oxford English Dictionary instead of pursuing academia. He spent three years “in the letters c to g,” researching the histories of words. After several years he became a journalist and then a novelist. Central to many of Barnes’ novels is the question of how we come to know the... 

Web Exclusive

The Meddler is a very real look at motherhood (Photo by Jaimie Trueblood, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics) The Meddler shows moms in a real light, with much success | May. 6

The Meddler 4/5 The Meddler (2016) is so much better than you think it’s going... 


Anti-Flag brought the punk sound, and ideals, to town (photo by Megan Thompson). Anti-Flag brings spirit of punk to Victoria | May. 2

“Welcome to the goddamn punk rock show,” sang Anti-Flag bassist Chris #2 during... 


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Campus

Toronto’s Young Empires are bringing their rock to town for a show at Sugar on Wednesday, May 18 (photo provided). What’s Going On: May 11 to June 14, 2016 | May. 11

Until Monday, May 23 Water, pigment, and paper is all it takes Well, perhaps a little... 


Camosun’s Kelly Pitman (photo provided). Know Your Profs: Camosun English prof Kelly Pitman says education is about seeking understanding | May. 11

Know Your Profs is an ongoing series of profiles on the instructors at Camosun College.... 


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Arts

dinnerpsychic New Music Revue: Dinner best not served at dinner | May. 11

Dinner Psychic Lover (Captured Tracks) 3.5/5 Psychic Lover is the debut album from... 


The Flotsam and Jetsam crew getting ready to sing the songs of BC (photo by Peter Pokorny). Musical revue and multimedia show explores life on the west coast | May. 11

An event happening in town hopes to resonate in the hearts of anyone who loves British... 


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Life

A scene from a previous Social Media Camp (photo by Alan Smith). Social Media Camp teaches more than marketing | Apr. 30

Attention marketing, communication, and social-media fans: Social Media Camp is coming... 


The “LAN” in LANtasy stands for “local area network,” which is a term for when multiple computers in the same room are grouped together (photo provided). Newcomer LANtasy fills gap in Victoria’s convention scene | Mar. 2

The past 12 months have been tough for the Victoria convention scene. GottaCon announced... 


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Sports

The Camosun Chargers golf team is looking to have a seaon to remember this year (photo by Kevin Light). Camosun Chargers golf team starts season strong | Oct. 9

The 2015/2016 PACWEST golf season has begun, and the Camosun Chargers golf team has... 


1st year guard Haley Cabral credit Kevin Light FOR WEB Mid-season equals middle of pack for Camosun Chargers basketball teams | Nov. 28

The Camosun Chargers basketball teams recently finished up the first half of their... 


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News

The Camosun College Student Society’s Rachael Grant (photo by Jill Westby/Nexus). Camosun College seeking student input for Education Policy | May. 11

Camosun is currently working on their Education Policy Renewal and Framework Initiative,... 


Shayli Robinson of the Canadian Federation of Students-British Columbia (file photo). Student group says Liberals broke budget promises for indigenous learners | May. 11

The federal Liberal government hasn’t followed through on campaign promises that... 


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Features

SARAH-TREATED-FOR-WEB Policy changers and government lobbiers: Getting to know the newly elected Camosun College Student Society representatives | May. 11

Lobbying government to create change that impacts students; working with Camosun... 


A common sight on Camosun's Lansdowne campus (photo by Greg Pratt/Nexus). Camosun’s deer and cougars: is it time to be concerned? | Mar. 29

A puma crept the length of Foul Bay Road on swift paws. Silently it crept through... 


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Views

This story originally appeared in our May 11, 2016 issue. Nexus Women’s Lounge critique misses mark | May. 11

There was a passionate critique of the Women’s Lounge—a student-run space on... 


This story originally appeared in our March 30, 2016 issue. Open Space: Keep obscenity out of the classroom | Mar. 30

Liberalism, for many people, is interpreted as “liberty.” And, yes, indeed: the... 


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Columns

Of the Land is a column about indigenous issues that appears in every issue of Nexus. Of the Land – local indigenous voices: Our land’s first peoples | May. 11

Hello, hello; we have lots to say, many stories to tell, and much of our wisdom to... 


The Bi-weekly Gamer is a column about competitive gaming that appears in every issue of Nexus. The Bi-weekly Gamer: The fall of World of Warcraft | May. 11

One of the most famous video games of all time, World of Warcraft, has stood at the... 


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Humour

Shakespeare’s magic is returning to Victoria once again (photo provided). A magical evening of Shakespeare casts a spell on Victoria | Mar. 30

Pacific Opera Victoria (POV) are translating Shakespeare once again, this time with... 


This story originally appeared in our February 3, 2016 issue. The cats have taken over Instagram, and their owners are weird | Feb. 3

I don’t want to alarm you, but there’s something you need to know: cats have... 


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