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January 7, 2015

Age of Geeks: 2015 will bring smart advancements in tech

January 7, 2015 by Vishal Pandey, contributing writer  
Filed under January 7, 2015, Columns

2014 was a year like no other for the tech industry. It was the year of Android and smarter technologies. From phones to wearable, we saw the evolution of tech devices that aimed to make the consumer’s life easier. Tech companies also tried to implement health-awareness technologies in their devices, which was successful in many […]

Bite Me: Waffle-y goodness waiting at West Coast

January 7, 2015 by Megan Dunn, contributing writer  
Filed under January 7, 2015, Columns

Over the holidays, I had a friend visiting from out of town. I decided to take him to West Coast Waffles, one of my favourite places to eat, for lunch. He wasn’t overly enthusiastic about having waffles for lunch, but he trusted me enough to go along with the experience. I am a waffle lover; […]

Metz’s fury strikes a chord with larger audience

January 7, 2015 by Jason Schreurs, assistant editor  
Filed under January 7, 2015, Arts

The fact that a band as noisy and chaotic as Toronto noise-rock three-piece Metz are even remotely popular is actually quite astounding. That they’ll be in town on January 20 opening up for Montreal’s Death from Above 1979 at a sold-out show with a nearly $50 ticket price? Even more astounding. But Metz aren’t some […]

Spirit of folk music takes the stage in Pete Seeger play

January 7, 2015 by Jason Schreurs, assistant editor  
Filed under January 7, 2015, Arts

It’s been hailed as “the people’s music,” and a new local production based on the writings of influential singer/songwriter Pete Seeger celebrates that communal spirit of American folk music. “[Seeger] figured the answer to the world’s problems was communication, and the best way to communicate is to get them to sing together,” explains Ross Desprez, […]

New Music Revue: Wu-Tang Clan miss the mark with A Better Tomorrow

January 7, 2015 by Megan Dunn, contributing writer  
Filed under January 7, 2015, Arts

Wu-Tang Clan A Better Tomorrow (Warner Bros.) 2/5 Being a longtime fan of Wu-Tang Clan, I was beyond excited for their latest release, A Better Tomorrow, their first since 2007. Unfortunately, that excitement quickly dissolved after the opening track, “Ruckus in B Minor.” After listening to the album in its entirety, it’s the best song, […]

Spirit of Mendelssohn lives on in Victoria Symphony production

January 7, 2015 by Keagan Hawthorne, contributing writer  
Filed under January 7, 2015, Arts

German composer Felix Mendelssohn was only 17 years old when he read Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the first time. Mendelssohn was enchanted by the tale of fairy-crossed lovers and mischievous tricksters in the woods. That evening, after hearing a breeze blow through some leaves in the family’s garden, he sat down and […]

Know Your Profs: Camosun College Social Sciences chair Daniel Reeve loves a challenge

January 7, 2015 by Jason Schreurs, assistant editor  
Filed under January 7, 2015, Campus

Know Your Profs is an ongoing series to help you get to know the instructors at Camosun College. Every issue we ask a different instructor at Camosun the same 10 questions. Do you have a favourite instructor that you want to see interviewed in the paper? Email editor@nexusnewspaper.com and we’ll add your instructor to our […]

What’s Going On January 7 to 20, 2015: Sharing warmth, questing for perception, and porn for Dorothy’s home

January 7, 2015 by Erin Blondeau, contributing writer  
Filed under January 7, 2015, Campus

Until Friday, January 9 Your warmth should be shared With a cold snap blanketing Vancouver Island, it’s important to remember those who may not have warm outerwear. Cool Aid is collecting winter garments to donate to those in need, so gather up those gently used items, such as hats, gloves, blankets, and sleeping bags. Donations can […]

News Briefs: Camosun department changes name, Capstone Event shows off hard work, grants offered for adult upgrading courses

January 7, 2015 by Erin Blondeau, contributing writer  
Filed under January 7, 2015, News

Ancillary Services changes name to Campus Community Services Camosun College’s Department of Ancillary Services will be changing its name to Campus Community Services to better reflect its department. Campus Community Services includes departments such as Food Services, Child Care, Bookstore, Print and Graphic Services, Co-operative Education and Student Employment, Parking, and more. Chargers to go […]

20 Years Ago In Nexus: January 7, 2015 issue

January 7, 2015 by  
Filed under January 7, 2015, Columns

Interurban issues: Our January 9, 1995 issue had no shortage of news about happenings going on over at the Interurban campus. A new student lounge was announced, safety training for students was unveiled, and, in a move that is actually pretty fancy for 1995, touch-screen computer kiosks with Interurban info were being installed at that […]

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