Sunday, May 26, 2019

Features

Who’s laughing now? A look at the current state of Victoria’s comedy scene on campus and off

April 3, 2019 by Fred Cameron, features writer  
Filed under April 3, 2019, Features

A few months back I had the misfortune of waking up to a 4 am alarm so I could be ready for a 5 am taxi to the airport. I found that happy state where I’m so tired that nothing really matters and life’s trials can be pushed aside with a chuckle. The cab was […]

Degrees of employability: How does an education from Camosun College help in 2019’s job market?

March 20, 2019 by Fred Cameron, contributing writer  
Filed under March 20, 2019, Features

Every day I take the number 15 bus to Lansdowne. I cross paths with, literally, hundreds of students. I overhear bits and pieces of conversations and glance at the titles of their textbooks, but my days are just as rushed as theirs are, so I rarely have the opportunity to strike up a conversation. Each […]

Leading the charge on gameday and in the classroom: The players and coaches of the Camosun Chargers look back at 25 years of college athletics

March 6, 2019 by Fred Cameron, features writer  
Filed under March 6, 2019, Features

Recently, the men and women of the Camosun Chargers volleyball and basketball teams experienced the sort of pressure only rivalled by the most daunting of all midterms as they stepped onto a gymnasium floor and got ready to play in provincial championship games.  And none of the teams even had home court advantage. It’s all […]

Under pressure: How Camosun College’s counselling services are holding up under stress

February 20, 2019 by Fred Cameron, features writer  
Filed under February 20, 2019, Features

In April of last year, Nexus ran a feature story on mental health and student support at Camosun College. During the interview process, staff shortages within the counselling department were identified and brought to my attention. At the time of the interview, counsellor Chris Balmer informed me that six students, four of whom were categorized […]

Layers of academic theft unravelling: Is plagiarism on the rise at Camosun College?

February 6, 2019 by Fred Cameron, features writer  
Filed under February 6, 2019, Features

According to several people I’ve spoken to, plagiarism is on the rise at Camosun College. Camosun’s Academic Honesty Guidelines list four levels of infraction, ranging from inadvertent plagiarism—which is penalized as the instructor sees fit—to unacceptable infractions, which could result in the dean removing the student from their program or even the college. I wanted […]

Don’t know, don’t care: Camosun students aren’t as engaged politically as they were in years past. Why?

January 23, 2019 by Fred Cameron, features writer  
Filed under January 23, 2019, Features

Students inherit the responsibilities of the generation before us, and as a post-secondary institution Camosun College is responsible for fostering new ideas while students develop the skills, knowledge, and confidence necessary to bring them to fruition. Considering the recent student council elections on campus and municipal elections across the capital region, as well as the […]

Post-elections post-secondary: Now that student society and municipal elections have passed, what does 2019 hold in store for post-secondary life?

January 7, 2019 by Fred Cameron, features writer  
Filed under Features, January 7, 2019

The fall of 2018 was a time of political change for students here at Camosun. Elections have come and gone for both the Camosun College Student Society (CCSS) and municipal councils on the lower island. We’ve also been given an option to reform our provincial electoral system with the proportional representation referendum. The referendum is […]

Anxiety, accessibility, and athletes: A look at the ten most-read stories on our website in 2018

November 21, 2018 by Fred Cameron, features writer  
Filed under Features, November 21, 2018

In the fall of 1995, there was a municipal election in Edmonton. My tenth grade Social Studies class received a visit from two of the candidates running in my ward. Alderman candidate and leftist character Tooker Gomberg was always entertaining, but, unfortunately, he had to save time for some schmuck who gave us no reason […]

Burst bubbles: How Victoria’s housing crisis impacts Camosun students

November 7, 2018 by Fred Cameron, features writer  
Filed under Features, November 7, 2018

On September 15 of this year, a letter from a Camosun College instructor was published in the Times Colonist; in the letter, the instructor told of a “dedicated student” who had been evicted from Saanich’s tent city and faced challenges that most of his peers likely haven’t considered. My initial response was strengthened gratitude for […]

Post-secondary poltergeists: Is Camosun haunted? We hit the ground to find out

October 24, 2018 by Fred Cameron, features writer  
Filed under Features, October 24, 2018

As always, October snuck up on me. I wasn’t quite ready to let go of the summer, but midterms have come and gone and the turkey dinner has been slept off, which means that Halloween is upon us.  For most, Halloween is simply a spectacle of consumerism, consisting of sweatshop-produced disposable costumes and pumpkins that, […]

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