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Features

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, […]

Cannabis confusion: What does the legalization of marijuana mean for Camosun College?

October 9, 2018 by Fred Cameron, features writer  
Filed under Features, October 10, 2018

Last June, Justin Trudeau announced the official date for recreational marijuana legalization in Canada, as he promised in his election platform. Fast forward a few months, and government officials are still scrambling to make sense of it all and to find the answers before the legalization date of October 17. What does it all mean […]

Freedom of speech on campus in 2018: The Ontario government is forcing post-secondary institutions there to put free-speech policies in place. What does it all mean?

September 26, 2018 by Fred Cameron, features writer  
Filed under Features, September 26, 2018

Post-secondary institutions should be a place for free expression and the open exchange of ideas. That’s an idea that has spanned civilizations. In a global community, with information at our fingertips around the clock, why is that concept in question? Days before the current semester began, Ontario premier Doug Ford announced that funding for post-secondary […]

Levelling the playing field?: A look behind the scenes of Camosun’s new equity, diversity, and inclusion policy

September 12, 2018 by Fred Cameron, features writer  
Filed under Features

Last spring I received an email from Camosun asking me to complete the college’s equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) survey. I opened it up and read through it. Of the questions in the survey, the most notable asked what the terms “equity,” “diversity,” and “inclusion” mean to me as a student, and what more the […]

Where do we go from here?: What the future holds in store for the national student movement

August 29, 2018 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under Features, August 29, 2018

It wasn’t that long ago that each student at Camosun College paid $2.25 a month to the Camosun College Student Society (CCSS) in membership fees for national and provincial student organizations. The CCSS would give half that amount to the national student organization the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) and half to the provincial student […]

Redefining the F word: What it means to be a feminist Camosun student in 2018

August 8, 2018 by Katy Weicker, staff writer  
Filed under Features, August 8, 2018

10 years ago, I was sitting at the dining-room table with my stepmom, and I boldly proclaimed that I wasn’t a feminist. I can’t even remember what prompted me to make such a statement, but what I can remember is the reaction I received from the normally even-tempered accountant sitting across from me: she got angry. […]

Bottom of the barrel: One Nexus writer’s account of the road from rehab to recovery

July 11, 2018 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under Features, July 11, 2018

There is no conflict in this world that compares to the hell of needing something you no longer want. I know this firsthand: while most of my friends went to post-secondary right after high school, I went to rehab.  Alcoholism is one of the slowest and most painful ways to die. Sometimes I stop dead […]

Losing me: What I wish I knew before I lost 110 pounds

June 13, 2018 by Katy Weicker, staff writer  
Filed under Features, June 13, 2018

Everyone has a magic-wand wish. You know, that impossible thing that you would gladly give your right arm to your fairy godmother in exchange for: A stable relationship, a million dollars, bigger boobs, a smaller nose, free post-secondary education. For me, my wish was to be thin. I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t […]

Post-secondary predictions: As Camosun moves forward with its master plan, we look at what’s next for the college

May 16, 2018 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under Features, May 16, 2018

A lot can happen in 47 years. The grounds I walk each day at Camosun College’s Lansdowne campus have come a long way and seen a lot of use since they were, in part, a hospital during World War II. It makes sense that Camosun is changing: the whole world is changing, at a pace only […]

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