Thursday, July 18, 2019

25 Years Ago in Nexus: March 6, 2019 issue

March 6, 2019 by Greg Pratt, managing editor

You can make a difference: Our March 7, 1994 issue featured the story “Camosun student instrumental in addressing access issues,” which, you guessed it, profiled a Camosun student, Susan Anderson, who helped get some changes taken care of at the college. Anderson, who was in a wheelchair, noticed the college wasn’t opening some of its wheelchair-accessible bathrooms—for example, in the Dawson Building and in the library—at the same time as its other bathrooms. Because of her, the college started to open those bathrooms at 7:30 am. Issues of access remain to this day, so never forget that your voice can bring about change at Camosun.

Coffee rankings: We examined what we thought were the best coffee shops in Victoria in this issue. In the late-night category, the winner was Zanzibar, with Java coming in as a runner-up. For daytime drinks, we tipped our cups to Bogart’s, with Tooks on Cook coming in second. And look at that wonderful list: all local, not a chain store in sight.

90210 in 1994: We’re really not sure if a particularly hard-hitting look at Camosun students who enjoyed prime-time dramas like Melrose Place and Beverly Hills 90210 that was in this issue was serious or a bit of tongue-in-cheek humour. “One Camosun student goes to her brother’s house to watch the shows,” writer Sarah Glide pointed out in what was maybe just a very slow week in the arts. “He claims he only watches them because she is there, but becomes quite anxious if she may not show up. Her favourite character is Dylan (Luke Perry), the orphaned millionaire of Beverly Hills 90210.”

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