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January 21, 2015

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Lit Matters: Winterson’s deep roots of art

January 21, 2015 by Keagan Hawthorne, contributing writer  
Filed under January 21, 2015, Columns

“Art does not imitate life. Art anticipates life.” So wrote Jeanette Winterson, a British writer known for her beautiful and unique novels that question how we look at history, sexuality, and even fiction itself. Winterson’s first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, was a fictionalized account of her childhood spent under the tyranny of […]

Camosun College keeps an eye on e-cigarette usage on campus

January 21, 2015 by Rebecca Davies, contributing Writer  
Filed under January 21, 2015, Life

Insufficient research regarding the safety of electronic cigarettes (or e-cigs) has major cities across Canada, including Vancouver and Toronto, considering a ban on their use in public. The lack of laws preventing e-cigs from being sold to minors creates concerns that they will encourage smoking among youth. Unknown health risks also have governments and institutions […]

Know Your Profs: Camosun Carpentry instructor Geoff Murray says the trade is here to stay

January 21, 2015 by Jason Schreurs, assistant editor  
Filed under January 21, 2015, Campus

Know Your Profs is an ongoing series of profile articles about the instructors at Camosun College. Every issue we ask a different instructor at Camosun the same 10 questions to get to know them a little better. Do you have an instructor that you want to see interviewed in the paper? Maybe you want to […]

News Briefs: January 21, 2015 issue

January 21, 2015 by Erin Blondeau, contributing writer  
Filed under January 21, 2015, News

Camosun’s Carpentry students become humanitarians Habitat for Humanity Victoria’s project on Cedar Hill X Road has given Camosun College’s Carpentry program a chance to gain hands-on experience building four townhomes. The four-plex is being built to promote homeownership and break the cycle of poverty, giving low-income families a chance to own their own homes. The […]

Former Camosun College Student Society executive elected as Cobble Hill director

January 21, 2015 by Pascale Archibald, contributing writer  
Filed under January 21, 2015, News

A former Camosun College Student Society (CCSS) external executive is now a director for the Cobble Hill region in the Cowichan Valley Regional District. Elected in November, 32-year-old Matteus Clement was CCSS external executive for two years between 2009 and 2011. He says that during his time with the society he gained more experience than […]

The Prodigal Planeswalker: Where the Magic happens

January 21, 2015 by Andy Chen, Camosun College Magic: The Gathering Club  
Filed under January 21, 2015, Columns

Welcome to Magic: The Gathering Club, a community of Camosun students on a quest to learn and play the beloved fantasy trading card game (TCG) that has wowed players since 1993 and now has a player-base of 12 million people worldwide. The first thing you might ask yourself is this: what is the appeal of […]

Open Space: Charlie Hebdo attacks heighten Islamophobia

January 21, 2015 by Josh Traill, contributing writer  
Filed under January 21, 2015, Views

Fundamentalist Islamic movements have been taking the world media by storm for a while now, creating mass paranoia in their wake. Movements like Al-Qaeda and the Taliban, and more recently ISIS and Boko Haram, are radical Islamic groups that have taken military arms under the Salafi movement. Salafi jihadism is a growing problem within the […]

As I Was Saying: Don’t un-friend so fast!

January 21, 2015 by Megan Dunn, Camosun College Women's Centre  
Filed under January 21, 2015, Columns

Recently, I was sitting in the Camosun Women’s Centre lounge listening to an interesting conversation about social media and breakups. The discussion between two women was about breaking up and fighting with their common best friend, and both were going to delete the enemy on Facebook. Nowadays, when someone gets into a heated argument with […]

20 Years Ago In Nexus: January 21, 2015 issue

January 21, 2015 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under January 21, 2015, Columns

Interurban gets equalized: There’s lots of talk these days about how Interurban is no longer a male-dominated campus, with plenty more females taking courses on that campus. But that’s exactly what we were talking about in our January 23, 1995 issue as well: the main news story detailed some changes going down at the campus, […]

Age of Geeks: The future’s not so bright

January 21, 2015 by Vishal Pandey, contributing writer  
Filed under January 21, 2015, Columns

CES 2016 recently went down; over the years the electronics event has become one of the biggest for tech companies to showcase their upcoming products. Like last year, many of them were still prototypes, and many of them were disappointments. Here are some lowlights of the show: Next-gen TVs are only as good as the […]

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