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February 1, 2017

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Toronto’s USS return to second home Victoria

February 1, 2017 by Felicia Santarossa, contributing writer  
Filed under February 1, 2017, Arts

Toronto’s USS (Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker) are playing not one but two dates in town on their current tour for new album New World Alphabet, and there’s a reason for that: it was Victoria where the band first started to get noticed outside of Toronto. “In 2008, when our first song got discovered and started getting […]

Camosun College student Comics Club welcomes all

February 1, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under February 1, 2017, Campus

With superhero movies everywhere, video games becoming more mainstream, and general nerd lifestyle becoming popular through mass media, it’s no surprise that comic books are making a huge surge in popularity. Even Camosun has jumped on this and has a program dedicated to graphic novel and comic book design. There is now also a comic […]

Victoria Tea Fest rises from the dead to bring tea to town

February 1, 2017 by Jayden Grieve, contributing writer  
Filed under February 1, 2017, Life

The Victoria Tea Festival ran for several successful years before it ended in 2013. But local tea lovers have cause to rejoice: The International Tea Appreciation Society has decided to put on the Victoria Tea Festival Revival to continue the legacy of the previous festival. “This year we’re doing a tea market and symposium at […]

Calculated Thought: Investing: getting started

February 1, 2017 by Sean Annable, contributing writer  
Filed under February 1, 2017, Columns

Now that you know the difference between an RRSP and a TFSA (see last issue), how do you get started investing? Banks have discount brokerages—services that process purchases and sales of investments—that they work with. Do some research and find one that suits your needs. Once you have an account, you can start buying and […]

Know Your Writers: Nexus staff writer Adam Boyle

February 1, 2017 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under February 1, 2017, Campus

Have you ever wondered about the Camosun students writing the articles you read in Nexus? Know Your Writers will help you dive into the minds of the writers behind the stories. This issue, staff writer Adam Boyle talks about making the right choice, getting motivation to write, and his strange amount of free time. What […]

25 Years in Nexus: February 1, 2017 issue

February 1, 2017 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under February 1, 2017, Views

That’s one way to get the message across: The story “Tuition freeze unlikely” in our February 3, 1992 issue talked about how Tom Perry, who was the provincial minister of advanced education at the time, had recently visited Camosun College. The Camosun College Student Society, unhappy at the state of tuition, gave Perry a little […]

Camosun to construct $48.5-million building at Interurban

February 1, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under February 1, 2017, News

Camosun College is building a new Health and Science Centre at Interurban, thanks in large part to provincial and federal funding. The $48.5-million project is being funded with $12.5 million from the federal government and $31 million from the provincial government, with the college paying the rest. Camosun vice president of education John Boraas says […]

Know Your Profs: Camosun’s Ada Barker knows the future is bright

February 1, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under February 1, 2017, Campus

Know Your Profs is an ongoing series of profiles on the instructors at Camosun College. Every issue we ask a different instructor at Camosun the same 10 questions in an attempt to get to know them a little better. If you have an instructor you’d like to know more about, but perhaps you’re too busy […]

What’s Going On: February 1 to 14, 2017

February 1, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under February 1, 2017, Arts

Wednesday, February 1 Strongerthans John K. Samson of Winnipeg indie rockers The Weakerthans is returning to town with his new project, the Winter Wheat. Northcote opens; the show will set you back $20. See sugarnightclub.ca for more info. Saturday, February 4 Drum bangin’ and general boogyin’ A drum and dance festival will be held in […]

Gracie explores polygamy from the eyes of a youth

February 1, 2017 by Adam Boyle, sstaff writer  
Filed under February 1, 2017, Arts

Gracie explores the life of a girl growing up in a polygamist society in Bountiful, BC. Local playwright Joan MacLeod wrote the play; she says that she would like audience members to come away from the play with a conscious mind about what’s happening in BC, and even here in Victoria. “I’d like for people […]

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