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20 Years Ago In Nexus: January 21, 2015 issue

January 21, 2015 by Greg Pratt, managing editor

Nexus 5-10 COVER FOR WEB

Interurban gets equalized: There’s lots of talk these days about how Interurban is no longer a male-dominated campus, with plenty more females taking courses on that campus. But that’s exactly what we were talking about in our January 23, 1995 issue as well: the main news story detailed some changes going down at the campus, including changes in food services. Plus, as Bill Churchill, a workstudy student for the Camosun College Student Society, pointed out, “There are a lot more girls.”

Interurban gets equalized again: And on that note, another story this issue showed that times were changing out at Interurban: a news piece announced that a Women’s Centre was opening up at the Interurban campus. The campus was also running a short program called Personal Safety for Women and Walk Safer started up around this time at Interurban.

Bet you didn’t see this one coming: Students and local transit services have a long history of not seeing eye to eye, and it continues to this day. Looking through past issues of the paper, I see lots (and lots) of stories about students unhappy with BC Transit’s service. So my eyes almost skimmed over this headline, until the surprise ending: “BC Transit meets expectations.” Wow! Turns out students had been lobbying for better service and the company had “plans underway to improve service as soon as September.”

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