Thursday, August 24, 2017

Features

Presidential hindsight: Catching up with three of Camosun College’s past presidents

August 16, 2017 by Felicia Santarossa, features writer  
Filed under August 16, 2017, Features

Whether it’s coping with financial struggles, dealing with the aftermath of an impromptu speech that left some people offended, or facing an unexplained contract termination, serving as president of Camosun College is not without some havoc. Perhaps that’s why the stories behind three of Camosun’s former presidents—Lloyd Morin, Liz Ashton, and Kathryn Laurin—are so compelling. […]

Secret bank accounts, a petition to defederate, and asthma-induced racist accusations: notes from the frontlines of the national student movement

July 11, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under July 12, 2017, Features

As Camosun students go about their day—running to class, studying late, drinking ultra-caffeinated cafeteria coffee—many remain unaware that they are walking on top of a tension-filled world of student politics. And it’s one that they pay into through membership fees to the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) and the British Columbia Federation of Students (BCFS). […]

A second beginning: three mature Camosun students tell their stories

June 14, 2017 by Quinn Hiebert, contributing writer  
Filed under June 14, 2017, Features

Why on earth would someone who is a bit older than the average student—a mature student, as it were—want to go back to school? Turns out there are plenty of good reasons—and age is relative anyway. Going back to school as an adult doesn’t necessarily mean you were like me, a problem student who got […]

Where’s the money?: The Canadian Federation of Students claims $200,000 of Camosun student fees is not where it should be

May 17, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under May 17, 2017, Features

Every semester, each Camosun student pays $2.22 in membership fees to the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS). Historically, that fee has been divided down the middle, with one half of it going to the CFS and the other half going to the British Columbia Federation of Students (BCFS), which is a separate legal entity from […]

The danger zone: Camosun cyclists continue to face hazards

March 29, 2017 by Quinn Hiebert, features writer  
Filed under March 29, 2017, Features

As I was driving home from school one day, I hurriedly pulled out of rush-hour traffic onto the shoulder of the Trans-Canada Highway to try to help a stalled motorist, who had been backing up traffic for blocks. As a regularly harried, sometimes-self-absorbed commuter—intent on getting to Sooke—I saw a cyclist approaching but wasn’t completely […]

Chris Hadfield: The Nexus interview

March 15, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under March 15, 2017, Features

What more can a person accomplish after orbiting Earth? Chris Hadfield has the answer to that, and many other questions, in this, our Q&A with the first Canadian to man the International Space Station. He’s also the first Canadian to complete a work of art from space, with his 2015 album Space Sessions: Songs from […]

Cream of the craft: A college students’ guide to drinking local beer

March 1, 2017 by Patrick Newman, contributing writer  
Filed under March 1, 2017, Features

One of the most important aspects of college life is unwinding after a long week of classes and studying. And what better way to do that than with a cold beer? But not just any beer; even though it may cost a little more, you’re going to get one of those local craft brews that […]

Where are the men?: The ongoing gender problem in early childhood education

February 15, 2017 by Quinn Hiebert, contributing writer  
Filed under February 15, 2017, Features

There’s this idea that something is inherently wrong with a man who wants to work with children. But to work with children, a male in early childhood education (ECE) must accept that he will be making less income and know that he will be working in a field that isn’t viewed as respectable by some. […]

Playing to win: Post-Gamergate, gaming is no longer a man’s world

February 1, 2017 by Quinn Hiebert, features writer  
Filed under Features

The battle of the sexes within the gaming industry sometimes resembles a playground free-for-all. Words are flung like mud, more than one person is bleeding, and everyone is screaming. Off to the side, a gaggle of kids are scratching their heads and wondering if they hear a noise. Sometimes, this behaviour draws some attention, an […]

The cost of being an international student at Camosun College

January 18, 2017 by Quinn Hiebert, features writer  
Filed under January 18, 2017, Features

Next time you’re walking down a hallway at one of Camosun’s campuses and see a burnt-out light bulb, don’t sweat it: the college has enough money to replace that bulb, thanks to the tuition paid by international students. But is it fair for international students to be paying for lighting, maintenance, and whatever else their […]

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