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December 2, 2015

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Parliamentary committee recommends government reinstate Adult Basic Education funding

December 2, 2015 by Wendy Snedden, contributing writer  
Filed under December 2, 2015, News

The Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services, a parliamentary committee, recently recommended that government reinstate funding to Adult Basic Education (ABE), and student groups are backing their recommendation. According to Canadian Federation of Students-British Columbia chairperson Simka Marshall, it’s important that ABE be tuition-free and that no student is turned away because of […]

Lit Matters: The unromantic romances of Gabrielle Roy

December 2, 2015 by Keagan Hawthorne, contributing writer  
Filed under December 2, 2015, Columns

Canada’s previous $20 bill had a quotation on it: “Could we ever know each other in the slightest without the arts?” The quotation is from Quebec novelist Gabrielle Roy’s The Hidden Mountain, a tender yet unrelenting look at both Canada’s northern wilderness and the interior wilderness of a life spent pursuing art. Roy grew up […]

Soul of Wilderness strikes with nature photographs

December 2, 2015 by Tasha Olekshy, contributing writer  
Filed under December 2, 2015, Arts

Soul of Wilderness by John Baldwin and Linda Bily is a delightful book about a couple’s wilderness journeys in western BC and Alaska. Baldwin and Bily spent years exploring the untamed wilderness of the Coast Mountains together and they couldn’t resist sharing their adventures with people any longer. The book is a thorough compilation of […]

Open Space: Man’s battle against hedonism

December 2, 2015 by Jayden Grieve, contributing writer  
Filed under December 2, 2015, Views

Self-interest and the pursuit of pleasure are the major driving forces behind most of humanity’s actions. When a person is born into this world they are born a hedonist. Without influence children have no care for the wants and needs of others; they simply desire to transform any discomforts they may have into pleasure. It […]

Camosun alumnus Claire Coupland finds her place in the music industry

December 2, 2015 by Scott Johnston, contributing writer  
Filed under December 2, 2015, Arts

Folk singer/guitarist Claire Coupland is playing her first headlining show in Victoria this Christmas season, celebrating her new EP, For You. It’s a homecoming with a Camosun twist: Claire was in the Applied Communication Program (ACP) here at Camosun. She had a revelation while studying at the college that would impact her music career. “There […]

25 Years Ago in Nexus: December 2, 2015 issue

December 2, 2015 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under December 2, 2015, Views

At least there was no danger of a chemical explosion: Our November 27, 1990 issue had a rather alarming headline on the front page: “Chemicals present safety concern at Camosun.” Turns out that a new paper recycling and chemical storage area being built on the Lansdowne campus had Rinn Rapp, who was Camosun’s chemistry coordinator […]

New Music Revue: The Sylvia Platters power-pop teases with ambition

December 2, 2015 by Jake Wyatt, contributing writer  
Filed under December 2, 2015, Arts

The Sylvia Platters Make Glad the Day (Independent) 3/5 Langley-based power-pop band The Sylvia Platters’ debut album Make Glad the Day is an admirable first effort for a band doing all their own legwork: the self-produced LP was recorded by the band members in a cabin near Mount Baker. The guitars are the driving force […]

Alberta Ballet brings the magic of The Nutcracker back to Victoria

December 2, 2015 by Oriana Smy, contributing writer  
Filed under December 2, 2015, Arts

The Nutcracker may be a mainstay of December nowadays, but when it first premiered in 1892 in Russia, it was not well received. However, the performance has come a very long way since then; now, it’s coming back to Victoria, just in time for Christmas. “Every year I see how important and precious it is […]

Meet Me in St. Louis director helps cast build character

December 2, 2015 by Adam Marsh, contributing writer  
Filed under December 2, 2015, Arts

For Chris Moss, director of Meet Me in St. Louis, rehearsal stands for “re-hear.” It is only after he and the cast re-hear the music and words a number of times, he says, that his cast members can truly “own their character.” The countless hours of collaboration and preparation for a large-scale show like this […]

What’s Going On: December 2, 2015 to January 5, 2016

December 2, 2015 by Pascale Archibald, student editor  
Filed under December 2, 2015, Campus

Wednesday, December 2 to Sunday, December 20 Centennial Square festivities The City of Victoria is providing some fun festivities for this holiday season by setting up a Ferris wheel in Centennial Square. Rides cost $2; the Ferris wheel runs on Fridays from 5 pm until 9 pm, Saturdays from 1 pm until 9 pm, and […]

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