Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Features

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 […]

The long, long road to Camosun: How the college’s first sponsored student refugee made it here

January 4, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under January 4, 2017, Features

It wasn’t easy for Kabwari Chomba to get to Camosun College. Chomba—who arrived at Camosun in August 2016 as the first student brought to the college by the World University Service Canada Student Refugee Program (WUSC)—was born in a refugee camp in the Congo. “In the camp, life is not simple. There are no jokes, […]

Consensual change: A look at Camosun College’s new Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy

November 30, 2016 by Quinn Hiebert, contributing writer  
Filed under November 30, 2016, Features

As a trauma survivor, I think the fact that Camosun has had no formal way to report incidents of sexualized violence on campus is ridiculous. With close to 10,000 full-time students enrolled at Camosun and the statistic that one in three women are assaulted, I find it hard to believe that absolutely nobody has been […]

A connected campus: How technology is changing the classrooms of Camosun

November 16, 2016 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under November 16, 2016, Features

We’re in the midst of a technological revolution that is changing the way we communicate, think, and, perhaps of most relevance to Camosun students, learn. People are glued to their electronic devices more than ever; in some ways it’s replacing face-to-face communication. Life in the classroom has changed, too, with more and more students ignoring […]

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