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July 12, 2017

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The Bi-weekly Gamer: How VR could turn esports on its head

July 12, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under July 12, 2017, Columns

Escaping to another dimension or reality: it’s a dream that’s been around for a long time, as proved by the incredible number of movies and books inspired by the concept of virtual reality (VR). Of course, industry tech leaders have been trying to create VR for a very long time now, and in recent years […]

Open Space: Marijuana should not be legalized for recreational use

July 11, 2017 by Elias Orrego, contributing writer  
Filed under July 12, 2017, Views

Marijuana should not be legalized in BC for recreational use because of the associated health and safety risks. Medicinal marijuana has been recognized and legalized in BC for its health benefits; its effectiveness in pain relief, without the side effects from commonly used prescription pain medication like morphine, is invaluable. The budding gold mine has […]

Secret bank accounts, a petition to defederate, and asthma-induced racist accusations: notes from the frontlines of the national student movement

July 11, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under July 12, 2017, Features

As Camosun students go about their day—running to class, studying late, drinking ultra-caffeinated cafeteria coffee—many remain unaware that they are walking on top of a tension-filled world of student politics. And it’s one that they pay into through membership fees to the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) and the British Columbia Federation of Students (BCFS). […]

Exhibit showcases Camosun artist-in-residence alumni

July 11, 2017 by Mason Hendricks, web editor  
Filed under July 12, 2017, Campus

A little air is a new visual arts exhibit up at Camosun College’s Lansdowne campus, and it has a twist: it’s made up of older works from seven of Camosun’s artist-in-residence alumni. The works on display may vary in concept and design, but they are consistently thought-provoking and creative. “I was invited to apply for […]

New Music Revue: The Stevens’ new EP decent summer tunes

July 11, 2017 by Jordyn Goodwin, contributing writer  
Filed under July 12, 2017, Arts

The Stevens Good (Chapter Music) 3.5/5 The second album from Melbourne alternative band The Stevens is refreshing and calming and brings a warm feeling to rest in the listener’s chest. It blends into one perfect melody for summer road trips, as well as late-night study sessions. Opener “Chancer” is a soft and emotional song that […]

Dearest Reader: A proposal: Camosun must offer job to displaced premier

July 11, 2017 by Aaron Stefik, contributing writer  
Filed under July 12, 2017, Columns

Dearest reader, If events in our fair province following the recently passed provincial election might be proportionately and appropriately characterized as a storm, then the BC Liberal government should be thought of as a beached whale, aging and badly suited for the waters in which it swam, now found deflating on the shoreline in a […]

Know Your Writers: Nexus staff photographer Jill Westby

July 11, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under July 12, 2017, Campus

Have you ever wondered about the Camosun students writing the articles you read in Nexus? Know Your Writers will help you dive into the minds of the writers behind the stories. This issue, we talked to Nexus staff photographer Jill Westby about her introduction to taking pictures, her choice of Camosun over the University of […]

Camosun College student dominates national competition

July 11, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under July 12, 2017, Campus

A Camosun student has once again taken home an award at a national event. But third-year Plumbing and Pipe Trades student Kyle Horne isn’t on the Chargers. He recently competed in the Skills Canada National Competition—held in Winnipeg—and pushed aside all other competitors to come out with the gold medal in the steamfitter-pipefitter category. Horne […]

Open Space: In memory of Christine Archibald

July 11, 2017 by Aaron Stefik, contributing writer  
Filed under July 12, 2017, Views

I’ve sat myself down to write about my brush with the life of Christine Archibald on many occasions since her murder on June 3. This one I’m writing today, precisely a month after that day, comes by way of apology as much as in remembrance, although in one fashion at least it is fitting: the […]

What’s Going On: July 12 to August 15, 2017

July 11, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under July 12, 2017, Arts

Until Saturday, August 26 Open your west coast mind Open Space’s Forestrial Brain exhibit focuses on west coast flora and fauna, as well as the human mind. Impressions, visual documentation, and immersive drawings will all be on display. Admission is by donation; find all the details by heading over to openspace.ca. Every Wednesday in July and […]

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