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April 1, 2015

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New Music Revue: Frank Turner’s new one more than just a drinking album

April 1, 2015 by Josh Traill, contributing writer  
Filed under April 1, 2015, Arts

Frank Turner The Three Third Years (Xtra Mile Recordings) 3.5/5 The Third Three Years is a very fun and gritty collection of rarities from British singer/songwriter Frank Turner. Turner’s sixth disc sounds like a heavy, dark beer would if you could bring it to life through Disney magic. A lot of these songs resemble drinking […]

Open Space: Decolonization, divestment, and Camosun College

April 1, 2015 by Andy Chen, contributing writer  
Filed under April 1, 2015, Views

Update: A previous version of this story, and the version that ran in our April 1, 2015 issue, said that the $5,000 donation towards veterinary costs was non-repayable. This is incorrect, and the Camosun College Student Society expects money to be returned to them if a lawsuit that is happening as a result of the […]

Madama Butterfly conductor’s love of music started early

April 1, 2015 by Tori Dmytar, contributing writer  
Filed under April 1, 2015, Arts

Mozart composed his first opera at age 12, but Giuseppe Pietraroia, the conductor-in-residence at Pacific Opera Victoria, discovered a fascination with singing at an even younger age than that. Pietraroia remembers loving all music and singing when he was three years old. “I used to enjoy listening to music from playing records, and I used […]

20 Years Ago In Nexus: April 1, 2015 issue

April 1, 2015 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under April 1, 2015, Columns

Usually bathroom graffiti is much more intelligent: The main cover story in our April 3, 1995 issue, “Hate graffiti sparks student outrage,” was about how graffiti targeting “people with disabilities, women, ethnic groups, and homosexuals” had been popping up around campus. “It’s scary that people have these ideas,” said student Nick Yaremchuk, who brought the […]

Camosun College instructor Kari Jones talks about her career as an author

April 1, 2015 by Isabela Sasaki, contributing writer  
Filed under April 1, 2015, Arts

When I recognized her crossing the street to meet me, I immediately grew nervous and my brain went chaotic; suddenly everything went quiet, including my usually turbulent head, as she walked into the busy coffee shop. She seemed different that afternoon; out of context she was simply Kari, as opposed to Kari Jones, writer and […]

Camosun Comics students host year-end festival

April 1, 2015 by Megan Dunn, contributing writer  
Filed under April 1, 2015, Arts

An upcoming festival will allow the students in Camosun’s Comics and Graphic Novels program the opportunity to network with professional visual storytellers who will share their experiences and skills in a mentorship environment. The annual Camosun Comic Arts Festival (CCAF), taking place April 11 at Camosun’s Lansdowne campus, is a free event open to the […]

CRD clears the air on the new clean-air bylaws

April 1, 2015 by Sera Down, contributing writer  
Filed under April 1, 2015, Features

Smoking in Victoria is about to become a lot more difficult. The Capital Regional District (CRD), in collaboration with Island Health (VIHA), has updated the existing Clean Air Bylaw, which currently prohibits smoking three metres from businesses, patios, and bus stops. The CRD is a government-regulated organization comprised of elected members representing the multiple municipalities […]

What’s Going On: April 1, 2015

April 1, 2015 by Erin Blondeau, contributing writer  
Filed under April 1, 2015, Columns

Saturday, April 4 Volley for funds Don’t miss the Camosun Business students’ volleyball tournament fundraiser for the Victoria International Development Education Association. The fundraiser is one of the students’ final assignments, testing their newly learned project management skills. The money raised will be donated to help Zambian youth attend the Teen Vision Conference in Lusaka, […]

Camosun student makes unique discovery during Geoscience field trip

March 31, 2015 by Pascale Archibald, contributing writer  
Filed under April 1, 2015, Campus

Camosun Geoscience environmental technology student Julio Flores made an interesting discovery during a recent field trip with Tark Hamilton, a professor in the department of Chemistry and Geoscience. Flores found half a maxilla of some species of canid, and he was determined to identify the species and age of the bone fragment. With the help of […]

Breaking: Canadian Federation of Students national office denies corruption allegations

March 26, 2015 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under April 1, 2015, News

The national office of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS), based in Ottawa, is the target of recent allegations of internal corruption and union-busting. Today, the organization’s chairperson has denied to Nexus the allegations. The allegations stem from an anonymous email sent to people associated with the CFS and its provincial branches, such as the […]

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