Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Columns

Calculated Thought: The impact of higher US interest rates

March 29, 2017 by Sean Annable, contributing writer  
Filed under March 29, 2017, Columns

Anyone who follows this column may notice I talk a lot about interest rates. When understanding the impact of interest rates, its easiest to think of them as the cost of money. Money has been cheap for a long time. Low mortgage rates have undoubtedly added to our housing woes. They make it easier to […]

To See or Not to See: Pulp Fiction holds up, like the Bible

March 29, 2017 by Finlay Pogue, contributing writer  
Filed under March 29, 2017, Columns

Pulp Fiction 5/5 Pulp Fiction (1994) was the last film that was both truly original and widely successful. You can moan all you like about Mulholland Drive (2001), and you can say, “Hey, wait—Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) was insanely original!” I’ll even remind you about Spirited Away (2001) and Synecdoche, New York […]

The Bi-weekly Gamer: Esports and the surge of wealth

March 29, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under March 29, 2017, Columns

Recently there has been a huge amount of money floating around in not just one or two esports but in almost all of the major ones. Teams are being bought up in Overwatch for upward of $1 million; prize pools in Dota 2 are reaching $18 million; League of Legends is pumping, presumably, thousands into […]

Dearest Reader: A proposal: Camosun must acknowledge a neglected culture

March 29, 2017 by Aaron Stefik, contributing writer  
Filed under March 29, 2017, Columns

One can surely envisage few ideals yet dearer to the heart of the Canadian than this grand nation’s consummate manner of societal inclusion for all amongst its population in each and every forum of economic and social opportunity, and in every facet of public life. With like admiration, we may gaze back in pride on […]

Cream of the Craft: Battle of the bitters

March 29, 2017 by Patrick Newman, contributing writer  
Filed under March 29, 2017, Columns

Bitters are traditional English-style pale ales that use English malts; they’re slightly hoppier than a regular ale but tend to make for a fairly balanced pint. I first had bitters when I travelled to the UK many moons ago; I’ll always have a soft spot in my heart for a good one. I recently had […]

Calculated Thought: Robots make investing simpler

March 15, 2017 by Sean Annable, contributing writer  
Filed under March 15, 2017, Columns

In case you read some of my info in past columns on how to get started in investing and want an even simpler approach, you may be happy to know that technology has come to the rescue with robo-advisors. First off, you’re not alone if you cringe when you think of banks. The Millennial Disruption […]

Cream of the Craft: A tale of two stouts

March 15, 2017 by Patrick Newman, contributing writer  
Filed under March 15, 2017, Columns

Cream of the Craft is a new column that will appear in every issue of Nexus. Each issue, contributing writer Patrick Newman will pit two provincial beers of a similar kind against each other to see which one is the more deserving of your student money. Enjoy! For my first installment of Cream of the Craft, […]

The Bi-weekly Gamer: New Overwatch hero looks to shake up competitive scene

March 15, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under March 15, 2017, Columns

With games like Overwatch, Hearthstone, and League of Legends, introducing new elements that can flip the way people play the game on its head is essential. After much speculation about who the game’s new hero would be, enter Orisa, Overwatch’s newest tank class hero with a ton of potential to shake up how the current […]

To See or Not to See: American Hustle kind of works, despite trying so hard

March 15, 2017 by Finlay Pogue, contributing writer  
Filed under March 15, 2017, Columns

American Hustle 3/5 It’s got it all—the look, the themes, the grit, the style. It’s got the million-dollar soundtrack and the multi-million-dollar stars—beautiful stars, talented stars, stars willing to gain 40-plus pounds for their roles. It’s got the energy a period crime drama should, and more talent behind it than seems possible. But American Hustle […]

Dearest Reader: A proposal: Camosun sexual harassment policy lacking

March 15, 2017 by Aaron Stefik, contributing writer  
Filed under March 15, 2017, Columns

Dearest Reader, As the discerning newspaper connoisseur is doubtless aware, Camosun College finds itself in the midst of the stage of implementation of its new sexual harassment policy wherein the enlightened public is entreated to provide its counsel. Given that I have only recently heard Camosun students offering in all seriousness the suggestions that male […]

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