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LANtasy’s rising popularity brings changes

March 15, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under March 15, 2017, Life

The world of cosplay, LAN (local area network) events, tabletop minis, board games, and RPGs (role playing games) might seem like a daunting and confusing place for those who aren’t familiar with it. But, with LANtasy, you don’t have to be familiar to get involved. One of the great things about LANtasy is that, as […]

Cream of the Craft: A tale of two stouts

March 15, 2017 by Patrick Newman, contributing writer  
Filed under March 15, 2017, Columns

Cream of the Craft is a new column that will appear in every issue of Nexus. Each issue, contributing writer Patrick Newman will pit two provincial beers of a similar kind against each other to see which one is the more deserving of your student money. Enjoy! For my first installment of Cream of the Craft, […]

The Bi-weekly Gamer: New Overwatch hero looks to shake up competitive scene

March 15, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under March 15, 2017, Columns

With games like Overwatch, Hearthstone, and League of Legends, introducing new elements that can flip the way people play the game on its head is essential. After much speculation about who the game’s new hero would be, enter Orisa, Overwatch’s newest tank class hero with a ton of potential to shake up how the current […]

The Inspector mixes modern-day Victoria and 19th-century Russia

March 15, 2017 by Felicia Santarossa, contributing writer  
Filed under March 15, 2017, Arts

It would be hard to imagine Victoria’s bicycle-lane drama in a play developed in 19th-century Russia, but UVic’s Phoenix Theatre plans to make it happen. The Inspector, based on Nickolay Gogol’s The Government Inspector, has been adapted to modern-day Victoria; director Linda Hardy, a fan of Gogol, spent five months transforming the script to include […]

Camosun College Student Society moves to electronic voting

March 15, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under March 15, 2017, News

The Camosun College Student Society (CCSS) is moving over to electronic voting in their upcoming student elections. Instead of voting in person, Camosun students will receive an email with a link to an electronic ballot, says CCSS executive director Michel Turcotte. “E-voting is an initiative that the student society has been trying to pursue for many […]

Plant book only useful for casual explorers

March 15, 2017 by Patrick Newman, contributing writer  
Filed under March 15, 2017, Arts, Uncategorized

First published in 1971, this re-release of Dan Jason’s Some Useful Wild Plants may be useful for some people, but it doesn’t have broad appeal. The book contains short entries on wild plants found within BC and North America. Taxonomical and common names are provided, with a brief description of physical appearance for identification purposes […]

Open Space: The disciplines need to stop alienating with language

March 15, 2017 by Jayden Grieve, contributing writer  
Filed under March 15, 2017, Views

Science has its own language; for those who wish to become its children, that quickly becomes apparent. This sentiment really applies to almost every profession, hobby, and social scene. The language of business, the language of art: these allow for the conversation to deepen and, within a very specific scope, become easier. The problem with […]

To See or Not to See: American Hustle kind of works, despite trying so hard

March 15, 2017 by Finlay Pogue, contributing writer  
Filed under March 15, 2017, Columns

American Hustle 3/5 It’s got it all—the look, the themes, the grit, the style. It’s got the million-dollar soundtrack and the multi-million-dollar stars—beautiful stars, talented stars, stars willing to gain 40-plus pounds for their roles. It’s got the energy a period crime drama should, and more talent behind it than seems possible. But American Hustle […]

Camosun student takes action in current city issues

March 15, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under March 15, 2017, Campus

Camosun first-year Computer Engineering student Solomon Lindsay is passionate about community issues. And rather than sitting on his couch complaining about them, Lindsay decided to join an initiative put forth by Victoria city council: the Youth Engagement Strategy, which aims to get youth aged 10 to 25 involved in their local government. Lindsay says he […]

Dearest Reader: A proposal: Camosun sexual harassment policy lacking

March 15, 2017 by Aaron Stefik, contributing writer  
Filed under March 15, 2017, Columns

Dearest Reader, As the discerning newspaper connoisseur is doubtless aware, Camosun College finds itself in the midst of the stage of implementation of its new sexual harassment policy wherein the enlightened public is entreated to provide its counsel. Given that I have only recently heard Camosun students offering in all seriousness the suggestions that male […]

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