Friday, August 23, 2019

25 Years Ago in Nexus

February 6, 2019 by Greg Pratt, managing editor

Shack attack: If you’ve ever wondered exactly what’s on the trails north of Lansdowne campus, a story from our February 7, 1994 issue might interest you. The piece “All good things must come to an end” showed a photo of a shack with a “keep out” construction sign on it, saying, “A crudely constructed plywood shack, carefully camouflaged, was discovered last week in a small strip of woods on the north side of Lansdowne campus.” What was inside it? What’s inside all good shacks in the woods? “Beer bottles, cans, boxes, and crates,” according to the story.

Inequality in the workplace: The story “Humor and glass escalators” is noteworthy for demonstrating how Nexus used to use American spelling (ugh), and also for a particularly sobering quote from Camosun term instructor Susan Buck, who said that “men face a glass escalator not a glass ceiling when they enter a female predominate field. They are actually at an advantage.” What do you think? Has anything changed all these years later?

Now that’ll get their attention: We wrote about Camosun’s annual flag football tournament in this issue, and used the names of the teams for a headline that even 25 years later made me do a double take and chuckle to myself: “Staff Infection takes over Mud Bowl.”

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