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January 6, 2016

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Raffi continues to delight crowds of all ages

January 6, 2016 by Mikayla Russell, contributing writer  
Filed under January 6, 2016, Arts

Back in the ’70s, young Raffi Cavoukian, long hair and all, started his career as a children’s singer on the carpet of a nursery school. From this, he sprang into stardom very unexpectedly, and his music, both quirky and fun, gave a rather joyful vibe to the homes of stressed-out parents and energetic children. “When […]

Open Space: Victoria’s winter lacking

January 6, 2016 by Keagan Hawthorne, contributing writer  
Filed under January 6, 2016, Views

I know that a lot of people choose Victoria as home because of its mild climate and temperate winters, and the comfort of a year in which no season ever really gets messy. We harvest from our gardens all year long. In February, while the rest of the country is tunnelling through snowdrifts to reach […]

New Music Revue: Little You, Little Me entice with unique indie

January 6, 2016 by Tabitha Ross, contributing writer  
Filed under January 6, 2016, Arts

Little You, Little Me I’d Watch the Day Til It Died (Monopolized Records) 3.5/5 The second album from Saint John, New Brunswick indie/garage rockers Little You, Little Me is enticing: no small task, considering it was recorded on a selection of broken or sort-of-broken equipment. With heavy guitar sounds and gritty vocals, I’d Watch the […]

Victoria’s Torrefy bring thrash metal sounds to the west coast

January 6, 2016 by Dylan MacCannell, contributing writer  
Filed under January 6, 2016, Arts

Local thrash metal band Torrefy started out as many local bands do: they were a bunch of friends jamming (at a house party on New Year’s Eve, to boot). But they kept at it, and now they’re hard at work on their second album. “We went ahead as most bands do, just jamming as colleagues […]

25 years ago in Nexus: January 6, 2016 issue

January 6, 2016 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under January 6, 2016, Views

What is it good for?: Issues of war were on students’ minds 25 years ago: our January 8, 1991 issue’s main cover story was “Students protest gulf presence,” which examined how protestors were feeling about Canada’s presence in the Persian Gulf. Generally speaking, they weren’t feeling good about it: “No one has established that the […]

Snowed In Comedy Tour brings laughs back to Victoria

January 6, 2016 by Oriana Smy, contributing writer  
Filed under January 6, 2016, Arts

One million dollars in ticket sales is not what comedian Dan Quinn had originally set out for when planning a snowboard vacation in 2007. Quinn had just anticipated booking a few gigs along the way to pay for the trip; after mentioning his tour plans to other comedian friends, they all wanted to join in […]

Unprescription medication: What Camosun College thinks about its students using drugs to study

January 5, 2016 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under January 6, 2016, Features

This is the second part of a two-part investigation into the use of ADD and ADHD drugs as a study tool by Camosun students who do not have ADD or ADHD. Part one can be read here. The Camosun reaction Camosun College vice president of education John Boraas says that there are lots of factors involved […]

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