Thursday, April 27, 2017

25 Years Ago in Nexus: March 29, 2017 issue

March 29, 2017 by Greg Pratt, managing editor

CFS controversy begins: Back in 1992, the Camosun College Student Society was talking about joining the Canadian Federation of Students; Camosun students did end up voting to join the national student organization. Letter-writer Chris Conway wrote in our March 30, 1992 issue, “What benefit is membership in the Canadian Federation of Students?” Interestingly, we ran an opinion piece recently where a student was asking that very same question.

Did these phone calls really happen?: So, I guess we ran a story about a duathlon, which apparently is a thing, and a reader called in and “rudely insisted” that “biathlon” is the word we were after. We were so up in arms about this conversation we wrote a mini story in this issue defending our use of the word “duathlon.” Wow, all around.

Now there’s an idea: This issue featured an ad for a special issue of Nexus that looked back on the past year. A nice idea; given that we’re a few years away from approaching our 30th anniversary, just imagine what a nice collection looking back at the entire history of this (give me a minute to gloat) award-winning, thought-provoking, policy-changing paper would look like. Say, a book. Just imagine.

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