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February 18, 2015

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What’s Going On: February 18 to March 3, 2015

February 18, 2015 by Erin Blondeau, contributing writer  
Filed under February 18, 2015, Campus

Tuesday Evenings Weekly drop-in sports at Interurban Interurban students are on a mission to spread health and wellness. It all started with a drop-in sports night on Tuesday evenings at the PISE gym. The idea is to give Camosun students opportunities to participate in free/drop-in activities in a safe, inclusive, and social environment. The drop-in sports […]

News Briefs: February 18, 2015 issue

February 18, 2015 by Erin Blondeau, contributing writer  
Filed under February 18, 2015, News

Chargers volleyball kicks February butt Camosun Chargers volleyball teams took on the Douglas Royals on the January 30-31 weekend. The Chargers women marked their sixth consecutive win, allowing the Chargers to claim the top spot and third in national rankings. Chargers men’s volleyball saw mixed scores over the weekend, with Douglas taking Friday’s win and […]

Camosun College receives provincial trades-equipment money

February 18, 2015 by Sarah Tayler, contributing writer  
Filed under February 18, 2015, News

The BC government is funding three postsecondary institutions in the amount of $939,000 for trades programs equipment, including $400,000 for Camosun College, as part of the BC Skills for Jobs Blueprint initiative. Camosun’s injection of funding will be put into devices such as virtual welding machines, a refrigeration trailer, laptops, spot-welding machines, Lab Volt electronic […]

Open Space: The ignorance of algorithms

February 18, 2015 by Keagan Hawthorne, contributing writer  
Filed under February 18, 2015, Views

Once upon a time there were three princes who set out from their kingdom of Serendip for a bit of a lark. They went over land and over sea, met some fine folks, and through a happy accident that none of them were expecting, they all came back home fabulously wealthy. Come to think of […]

20 Years Ago In Nexus: February 18, 2015 issue

February 18, 2015 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under February 18, 2015, Columns

Still with the Family Circus?: We mentioned a while ago how one of our columnists from 20 years ago had spent some time trashing the comic Family Circus; the hate showed up again in a subsequent issue, and, amazingly, in a letter to the editor in our February 20, 1995 issue. After rallying against our […]

The Prodigal Planeswalker: Levelling the playing field

February 18, 2015 by Andy Chen, Camosun College Magic: The Gathering Club  
Filed under February 18, 2015, Columns

Tournaments are a fun aspect of Magic: The Gathering. Competitive players can easily conjure up a cadre of the game’s most powerful, rare, and expensive cards from their 60-card deck. Back in 2007/08, I built a tournament deck that took me all the way to the City Championship finals in Vancouver. I managed to finish […]

Ability’s Muse: Self-care crucial for non-able-bodied students

February 18, 2015 by Andy Chen, Camosun College Students with dis(A)bilities Collective  
Filed under February 18, 2015, Columns

How does living along a continuum of poor-to-superior health apply to a non-able-bodied person? It makes all the difference in the world. A non-able-bodied person needs to spend proportionately more time on a regimen of self-care, a health-care term that refers to any necessary human regulatory function that’s under individual control, is deliberate, and is […]

Lit Matters: John Steinbeck and the reality of a hangover

February 18, 2015 by Keagan Hawthorne, contributing writer  
Filed under February 18, 2015, Columns

“All great and precious things are lonely,” said John Steinbeck, best known as the author of books like The Grapes of Wrath and East of Eden. But Steinbeck also wrote many shorter works, including travel memoirs, modern fables, and hilarious novels like Cannery Row and Tortilla Flat, which turn Monterey, California into an early 20th […]

New Music Revue: Sylvan’s Home hard to sit through

February 18, 2015 by Rebecca Davies, contributing writer  
Filed under February 18, 2015, Arts

Sylvan Home (Gentle Art of Music/E1) 3/5 I’ll be honest: I found Home, the 11th release by German band Sylvan, difficult to get through. It was promising enough, with intricate instrumentals that were somewhere between classical music and Euro-rock, but the lyrics filled with teenage angst were depressing. Then you combine those lyrics with the […]

New Music Revue: The Golden Dogs are a beautiful mess

February 18, 2015 by Oryanna Ross, contributing writer  
Filed under February 18, 2015, Arts

The Golden Dogs 3 1/2 (Independent) 3.5/5 For 3 1/2, their fourth studio release, Toronto-based The Golden Dogs’ original dynamic duo of Dave Azzolini and Jessica Grassia, along with new blood Alejandro Cairncross and Stefanie McCarrol, give a fresh take on some familiar sounds. The dynamic, multi-genre album opens to a straight, funky bass line […]

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