Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Features

What if? What if?: Former Camosun student uses personal struggles to illustrate comic about anxiety for kids

January 8, 2018 by Fred Cameron, features writer  
Filed under January 10, 2017, Features

It’s incredibly quiet at Camosun College’s Lansdowne campus. For most students, it’s the beginning of the holiday break, and instructors are scrambling to grade mountains of papers. I find myself pacing back and forth outside By the Books. I’m a few minutes early for a 12 pm interview. I walk in and look around, stopping […]

Finding the balance: Camosun students who juggle parenting duties tell their stories

November 29, 2017 by Felicia Santarossa, features writer  
Filed under November 29, 2017, Features

The stresses of school are well known to any student, and the stresses of parenting are well known to anyone raising kids. My heart threatens to give out just thinking about combining the two, yet some Camosun students manage to do it. A few questions fly through my mind when thinking about students who are […]

The broken lease: Camosun students are struggling to study in a housing crisis out of control

November 15, 2017 by Felicia Santarossa, features writer  
Filed under November 15, 2017, Features

As any Camosun student who has tried to find a place to rent in the past year knows, Victoria is in a housing crisis. There are too few rentals, and they are too expensive. The vacancy rate is a miniscule 0.5 percent. Camosun students are clamouring to find places to live while pursuing their studies, […]

Transit tribulations: Camosun students are being left in the cold as buses pass them by. What’s being done about it?

November 1, 2017 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under November 1, 2017, Features

On September 19, the Camosun College Student Society (CCSS) posted a picture on their Twitter feed of “well over” 40 students at a bus stop at Camosun’s Interurban campus. Many of the students are staring at their phones; the ones who aren’t look anything but happy. It’s the beginning of a new semester, and already […]

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). […]

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