Thursday, July 18, 2019

25 Years Ago in Nexus: April 3, 2019 issue

April 3, 2019 by Greg Pratt, managing editor

Taking Nexus to task: Our April 5, 1994 issue featured several letters to the editor, none of which had many good things to say about us. We were accused of “irresponsible journalism,” told we had a “misleading article” in the previous issue, and were labelled “consistently conservative and predictable.” Ouch.

Get corporations off campus: Incoming Camosun College Student Society council chair Sarah Kemp said in this issue that she was opposed to the college cafeteria bringing in Taco Time and Pizza Hut products, as those companies were owned by Pepsi. “Pepsi has a track record of supporting countries like Burma that have records of atrocious human rights abuses like torture and shooting for demonstrating,” she said in the issue. She was also opposed to those products being there as it basically amounted to advertising for Pepsi, and, as she said, “Educational facilities are not a forum for advertising.” Look around today, students: do the ads around campus bother you? Upset with what companies make their way on campus? Don’t assume you can’t do anything about it; never forget that you have the power to speak up and make a change.

Is this story from this year?: The story “International students concerned about education costs”… yeah, that about sums it up. Some struggles just never seem to end.

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