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January 4, 2017

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25 Years Ago in Nexus: January 4, 2017 issue

January 4, 2017 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under January 4, 2017, Views

There’s no news like bad news: The cover of our January 9, 1992 issue featured not one but two grim headlines: “Oil leak contaminates Lansdowne” and “Camosun arsonist sentenced.” The latter talked about how a person who had been setting fires around the Lansdowne neighbourhood had been sentenced to 10 years in prison, while the […]

Calculated Thought: New risk to housing market

January 4, 2017 by Sean Annable, contributing writer  
Filed under January 4, 2017, Columns

As of January 1, first-time homebuyers can apply for a loan from the BC government to help with that pesky mortgage down payment. Cleverly dubbed the B.C. Home Owner Mortgage and Equity Partnership program (HOME Partnership), it has specific stipulations: the person applying for it must be a first-time buyer of a principal residence that […]

Smith vs. Smith: January 4, 2017 issue

January 4, 2017 by Matt Smith, contributing writer  
Filed under January 4, 2017, Humour

Camosun College surpasses funding goal for trades buildings

January 4, 2017 by Quinn Hiebert, features writer  
Filed under January 4, 2017, News

Camosun College has reached their $6.5-million funding goal for new buildings and renovations at the Interurban campus. The college—which raised the funds through its TRADEmark of Excellence campaign—exceeded its goal by $1.5 million. A large chunk of the fundraising went toward Interurban’s new Centre for Trades Education and Innovation. TRADEmark of Excellence campaign director Angus […]

None of This Was Planned leaves bad taste in mouth

January 4, 2017 by Calista Pearson, contributing writer  
Filed under January 4, 2017, Arts

In None of This Was Planned, reporter Mike McCardell writes about the people he’s met while trying to get stories on the streets of Vancouver. The characters he talks about range from inspirational to odd. When I read the title and found out what it was about, I was excited to read this. And while […]

The Bi-weekly Gamer: Shaking up the play styles in Hearthstone

January 4, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under January 4, 2017, Columns

I’ve been pretty deep into playing Hearthstone for the past month. An online card game made by well-known company Blizzard, Hearthstone tests players’ knowledge of the vast number of creative and unique card types the game has. It pits two players against each other in a game within a game; each player can choose from […]

UVic prof uses video games to challenge art

January 4, 2017 by David McEwan, contributing writer  
Filed under January 4, 2017, Arts

Megan Dickie’s motivation to become an artist came early: her father worked in architecture and construction, and her mother was a schoolteacher. Dickie—who is also an assistant professor of visual art at the University of Victoria—always created things as a child and, she says, had a hunger for drawing, which continued into her adult life. […]

To See or Not to See: Mostly Sunny with a 66-percent chance of banality in new documentary

January 4, 2017 by Finlay Pogue, contributing writer  
Filed under January 4, 2017, Columns

Mostly Sunny 2/5 On the surface, the documentary Mostly Sunny (2016) is about the journey that adult-film star Sunny Leone undergoes into the world of Bollywood in her attempt to branch out from her taboo genre. However, her journey is presented as one much less about spiritual or even artistic fulfillment than it is as […]

Penguin & Peacock: January 4, 2017 issue

January 4, 2017 by Jayden Grieve, contributing writer  
Filed under January 4, 2017, Humour

The long, long road to Camosun: How the college’s first sponsored student refugee made it here

January 4, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under January 4, 2017, Features

It wasn’t easy for Kabwari Chomba to get to Camosun College. Chomba—who arrived at Camosun in August 2016 as the first student brought to the college by the World University Service Canada Student Refugee Program (WUSC)—was born in a refugee camp in the Congo. “In the camp, life is not simple. There are no jokes, […]

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