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February 5, 2014

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The writing’s on the wall: a poet laureate, an activist, and a writing professor weigh in on words and the power they hold

February 5, 2014 by Giustina Qualizza, contributing writer  
Filed under February 5, 2014, Features

With the onset of Ted talks and viral Upworthy videos, many people are finding their inspiration online. These kinds of videos are becoming increasingly popular and are flooding social media. But this raises the question: what is happening to the written word? Is writing losing its effectiveness in provoking thought? Do people pay as much […]

Know Your Profs: Camosun College marketing and communications Laurie Jackson

February 5, 2014 by Greg Pratt, editor-in-chief  
Filed under February 5, 2014, Campus

Know Your Profs is an ongoing series of articles helping you get to know the instructors at Camosun College a bit better. Every issue we ask a different instructor the same 10 questions. Got someone you want to see interviewed? Email editor@nexusnewspaper.com. This time around we caught up with marketing and communications instructor Laurie Jackson […]

Saanich approves construction of Camosun College’s new Interurban trades facility

February 5, 2014 by Greg Pratt, editor-in-chief  
Filed under February 5, 2014, News

Saanich municipal council recently approved the construction of Centre for Trades Education and Innovation, a new trades facility at Camosun’s Interurban campus. As mentioned in last issue’s News Briefs, the $30-million project received a unanimous approval from council, much to Camosun’s delight. “I’m very, very pleased,” says Camosun dean of trades and technology Eric Sehn. […]

Astrological Asininity: February 5, 2014 issue

February 5, 2014 by River Rainfall, contributing writer  
Filed under February 5, 2014, Humour

So someone told me it’s winter but it’s totally not winter, that’s in December! The cosmos works in weird ways, but not THAT weird! Aries: So, that exam was pretty hard, right? That’s because you didn’t study enough, not because of the cosmos LOL. Taurus: Do you ever just sit and think about the word […]

Africa Calling phone donation program goes local

February 5, 2014 by Rachel Sovka, contributing writer  
Filed under February 5, 2014, Campus

Africa Calling, the organization that started on Camosun College’s campuses, has come a long way since we last checked in with them. In fact, they’ve gone to Africa and back. But now the student-created charity is also reaching out to the local community. Since 2011, Africa Calling has collected nearly 3,000 used cell phones to […]

Victoria’s Tsukino Con honours all things anime

February 5, 2014 by Jayden Grieve, contributing writer  
Filed under February 5, 2014, Arts

Set in Japan, big eyes, crazy hair: sound familiar? No, it’s not Mothra. It’s anime, Japan’s number one television medium since a medium only held twelve ounces. From its inception, anime has spread far and wide, becoming a common feature in the lives of many North Americans. It’s even made it to our very own […]

Mick Foley: the Nexus interview

February 5, 2014 by Jason Schreurs, managing editor  
Filed under February 5, 2014, Arts

As the saying amongst professional wrestling fans goes, “Mick Foley is God.” Imagine our excitement when it was announced that the man who was infamously flung from the top of a 16-foot tall steel cage by the Undertaker in 1998’s Hell in a Cell, one of the best wrestling matches of all time, was appearing […]

Victoria Film Fest celebrates two decades of indie flicks

February 5, 2014 by Jillian Wedel, contributing writer  
Filed under February 5, 2014, Arts

The past year was a turbulent one for the Victoria Film Festival (VFF), but they’re back with another line-up of independent films to celebrate their 20th anniversary. With the recent closure of the festival’s main sponsoring venue, Empire Theatres’ Capitol 6, VFF was left scrambling for a new screening location as well as money to […]

20 Years Ago in Nexus: February 5, 2014 issue

February 5, 2014 by Greg Pratt, editor-in-chief  
Filed under February 5, 2014, Columns

Needles and veins: Our February 21, 1994 issue had a doozy of a cover photo: a stark black and white image of someone shooting up. The story was about Victoria’s heroin problem, which was starting to get some attention around that time. As part of the feature story, we interviewed a drug user (who didn’t […]

What’s Going On, February 5, 2014 issue: Drop-in soccer and hockey, Django lives, “seedy” is not bad

February 5, 2014 by Samantha Pettifer, contributing writer  
Filed under February 5, 2014, Campus

Tuesdays and Thursdays, through February It’s gym time! Camosun students can now play team sports without all the commitment and pressure of an actual team. Just come out for the drop-in soccer and floor hockey at the Lansdowne Middle School gymnasium. Soccer runs from 8–9 pm on Tuesdays and 8:30–9:30 pm Thursdays, and floor hockey […]

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