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February 20, 2013

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Camosun weighs in on looming job shortage

March 5, 2013 by Damen Korkoras, contributing writer  
Filed under February 20, 2013, News

BC will lose close to 19,000 jobs due to a shortage of qualified persons, according to a number of recent reports. The BC Labour Market Profile, BC Stats, and Statistics Canada confirm that the number of jobs that require post-secondary credentials will exceed the amount of BC graduates between 2016 and 2020. According to Gloria Darroch, […]

Book: Clarke Champniss returns with Republic of Rock ‘N’ Roll ’80s music tome via Warner

March 4, 2013 by Jason Schreurs, managing editor  
Filed under February 20, 2013, Arts

For some, the music of the ’80s was as cheeseball as it gets. But for music journalist Kim Clarke Champniss, it was a revolution. The former MuchMusic VJ details what he says was one of the most important decades in rock in his new e-book, The Republic of Rock ‘N’ Roll, due out in March […]

Hockey: Edmonton Oilers prospect Brandon Magee pursues dream with WHL Victoria Royals

March 2, 2013 by Jason Schreurs, managing editor  
Filed under February 20, 2013, Sports

Hockey is life. Life is hockey. It’s a catchphrase that’s probably been used by a few hockey equipment companies over the years, maybe even a couple of beer ads. But for Victoria Royals star centre Brandon Magee, it’s been a personal mantra since he was three years old. Magee’s enjoying a banner year in the […]

Sour Grapes: Alkaline diet mysterious

February 26, 2013 by  
Filed under February 20, 2013, Columns

Diets aren’t always about losing weight. Sometimes, an eating regime can be about healing the body and protecting oneself from disease. Enter the alkaline diet. The alkaline diet is based on a whole lot of chemistry and science mumbo-jumbo, but it basically breaks down to this: acidic foods suck away your very life force, while […]

Opening of Uptown’s H&M met with excitement from shoppers, concern from local retailers

February 25, 2013 by Kate Masters, contributing writer  
Filed under February 20, 2013, Life

H&M will open its doors at Uptown at noon on Thursday, February 21. The chain was founded in Sweden in 1947 and has 2,700 stores worldwide. In nine years, H&M has opened 61 stores across Canada, with the 62nd at Uptown. “One of the greatest things about H&M is we allow people to dress their […]

Open Space: No such thing as a safe space

February 20, 2013 by Madeline Keller-MacLeod, contributing writer  
Filed under February 20, 2013, Views

There was a story in the last issue of Nexus about an event that the Camosun College Student Society was getting ready to host: a dance party as part of the One Billion Rising movement. One Billion Rising is a global movement of people, primarily women, rising up in protest of violence against women. This […]

In Search of Lost Time: Don’t blame the victim

February 20, 2013 by Daphne Shaed, camosun college pride center  
Filed under February 20, 2013, Columns

Victim blaming is a powerful force where the person(s) subject to violence, bullying, domination, or oppression are blamed for whatever befalls them. We see this with frequency in our culture, and it’s disturbing and disgusting. We’re inculcated to think in this manner, in an individual-centric culture where each person is unreasonably accountable for everything in […]

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News Briefs: New Camosun VP, provincial voting, alumni awards

February 20, 2013 by Damen Korkoras, contributing writer  
Filed under February 20, 2013, News

Camosun appoints John Boraas as VP Academic Camosun College has announced that John Boraas will be the college’s new vice-president of academics. “John is a passionate and tireless advocate for the college,” said Camosun president Kathryn Laurin in a press release. “He brings a wealth of experience, expertise, and energy to the position, most notably […]

Middle East: Kevin Neish human shield in Gaza

February 20, 2013 by Rachel Grant, contributing writer  
Filed under February 20, 2013, Features

Imagine being a human shield. Former Camosun College instructor and longtime political activist Kevin Neish is currently in the midst of a five-week stay in Gaza, putting his life in incredible danger as he guards researchers while wearing a reflective vest and white hat. According to Neish, who was trained as a marine engineer and […]

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