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January 23, 2019

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Artist looks at history of Japanese-Canadian fishermen in new exhibit

January 23, 2019 by Leslie Do, contributing writer  
Filed under Arts, January 23, 2019

Marlene Howell’s art show “A Series for Contemplation,” part of The Lost Fleet exhibition, looks at the world of Japanese-Canadian fishermen in British Columbia before the bombing of Pearl Harbour, which launched the United States into the Second World War. This impacted thousands of Japanese-Canadian lives in BC. “I can’t believe that nearly 1,200 Japanese-Canadians […]

Know Your Profs: Camosun’s John Boehme gets arty

January 23, 2019 by Katy Weicker, staff writer  
Filed under January 23, 2019, Campus

Know Your Profs is an ongoing series of profiles on the instructors at Camosun College. Every issue we ask a different instructor at Camosun the same 10 questions in an attempt to get to know them a little better. Do you have an instructor who you want to see interviewed in the paper? Email editor@nexusnewspaper.com […]

What’s Going On: January 23 to February 5, 2019

January 23, 2019 by Katy Weicker, staff writer  
Filed under Arts, January 23, 2019

Until Saturday, February 2Can I have the definition? Langham Court Theatre is putting on The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a musical about the quirky cast of characters competing in a spelling bee. The show brings both scripted and improv elements to the stage and includes the opportunity for audience participation in the bee. Tickets range in price […]

Let’s Talk: The birth of the (cis?) white male

January 23, 2019 by Katy Weicker, staff writer  
Filed under Columns, January 23, 2019

Proud aunty brag: my sister recently gave birth to a beautiful baby boy who has completely stolen my heart. He’s an absolute doll—so calm, sweet, and (while I may be slightly biased) quite possibly the most adorable little crotch goblin I’ve ever seen. Needless to say, I am smitten.  I am also aware. While I […]

25 Years Ago in Nexus: January 23, 2019 issue

January 23, 2019 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under January 23, 2019, Views

Piercing pondering: Our January 24, 1994 issue featured writer Shelley Evans’ thoughts on piercing, which was really taking off at the time. The Excrementia Factorum column had Evans opining on clitoris piercing (“The only reason I can think of is the little bell locates you in the woods late at night when you’re camping.”) and […]

Open Space: Bike lanes can help cure the planet

January 23, 2019 by Truly Hunter, contributing writer  
Filed under January 23, 2019

North America’s first attempt at environmental reform was an earnest one. It can be traced back to the early 1970s and the formation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the United States. The EPA was formed as a response to widespread pollution caused by the previous century’s industrial boom. Unfortunately, almost 50 years later, […]

Chantal Gibson rewrites Canada’s whites-only historical narrative

January 23, 2019 by Christine Clark, contributing writer  
Filed under Arts, January 23, 2019

Artist, poet, and Simon Fraser University instructor Chantal Gibson presents altered text and history books in a sculptural re-telling of Canada’s whites-only historical narrative in her exhibit How She Read: Confronting the Romance of Empire. Gibson went to high school in Mackenzie, BC, and when she was younger, her mother—an African-Canadian woman who grew up […]

The Chopping Block Chronicles: Canada’s Food Guide gets overhaul

January 23, 2019 by Justin Bennett, contributing writer  
Filed under Columns, January 23, 2019

Finally—Canada’s Food Guide, published by Health Canada, is getting a much-needed overhaul to reflect modern-day nutritional standards. The guide was first introduced in 1942, during World War II. It was originally used to promote Canadian agriculture and stimulate the rural economy; now, after 77 years of slight modifications, Canada has decided to catch up with […]

Camosun alumna dives into Nashville music scene

January 23, 2019 by Katy Weicker, staff writer  
Filed under January 23, 2019, Campus

Katy Weicker staff writer Camosun alumna Jenny Lou recently found herself with nothing but the clothes on her back and her guitar after a house fire in March 2018. The legend around town is this incident sparked a desire for the country singer to move to Nashville to pursue her dreams of becoming a country […]

Mother Mother remind us that it only hurts because it didn’t

January 23, 2019 by Kate Wood, contributing writer  
Filed under Arts, January 23, 2019

Joy is the essence of pain. Mother Mother guitarist/vocalist Ryan Guldemond wrote the band’s seventh studio album, Dance and Cry,with this philosophy in mind. Guldemond argues that although the two emotions seem to be opposites, they depend upon each other. “Hopefully the title and the album bring to light how maybe these things aren’t in […]

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