Monday, October 23, 2017

Features

Ghosts, secret tunnels, time warps: Nexus investigates local legends so you don’t have to

October 18, 2017 by Felicia Santarossa, features writer  
Filed under October 18, 2017, Features

Satanic rituals. Secret tunnels. Bells that summon ghosts at midnight. As far as local legends go, Victoria’s got tons of them. But are they real? We figured the only way to find out was to try them ourselves and report our findings back to you. This feature was a group effort because none of us […]

West Shore dreamin’: Could—and should—Camosun expand to Langford?

October 4, 2017 by Felicia Santarossa, features writer  
Filed under October 4, 2017, Features

Langford is known for being one of the fastest-growing regions on Vancouver Island, if not in all of BC. As a result, many people are commuting into town from Langford for school. With the Colwood Crawl as bad as it is, the students who are commuting from West Shore to Camosun or UVic are stuck […]

Student savings: 10 ways to live thrifty in Victoria

September 20, 2017 by Felicia Santrossa, features writer  
Filed under September 20, 2017, Features

Living in Victoria is expensive. With the world discovering the beauty of the culture and the climate, housing prices have increased and the cost of living has risen dramatically. Everything from produce to beauty products has gotten more expensive. Pair that with the enormous expenses of being a student, and there’s a perfect storm of […]

Can Camosun reconcile? A look into what the college has done, what they’re doing, and what they need to do for reconciliation

September 5, 2017 by Felicia Santarossa, features writer  
Filed under Features

Part one The legacy of residential schools Canada was founded on colonialism. Indigenous people were swept aside as the European settlers made use of this land. Later on, there was an attempt to assimilate indigenous people through residential schools. According to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), these schools were underfunded, poorly resourced, and, above […]

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 […]

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