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March 19, 2014

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Politically Speaking: Alberta should get head out of sands

March 19, 2014 by Matthew Helliwell, contributing writer  
Filed under March 19, 2014, Columns

In the past, I’ve used this column to poke fun at our Albertan neighbours. It’s all done in love, and always directed at policy and not people. After all, BC and Alberta have a lot of things in common. I mean, I’m pretty sure Alberta PM Alison Redford is Christy Clark’s mom. I’ve never drank […]

Skills competition highlights Camosun programs

March 19, 2014 by Jill Westby, contributing writer  
Filed under March 19, 2014, Campus

Think you’ve got skills? Wait until you see what Victoria students have to offer. Camosun is hosting the annual South Vancouver Island Regional Skills Competition on March 28at the Interurban Campus, so get ready to see some amazing skills being showcased by Vancouver Island’s middle school and high school students. The competition involves about 180 […]

ZZ Top rock into their fifth decade

March 19, 2014 by Greg Pratt, editor-in-chief  
Filed under March 19, 2014, Arts

ZZ Top vocalist/guitarist Billy Gibbons is a man of few words. But after being part of the classic rock band since their formation in 1969, releasing 15 studio albums (including 1983’s Eliminator, which sold a staggering 10 million copies), and recently releasing one of their best discs in years with 2012’s La Futura, he doesn’t […]

Open Space: Saviour complex isn’t helping Africa

March 19, 2014 by Matthew Helliwell, contributing writer  
Filed under March 19, 2014, Views

I can’t count the number of blog and Facebook posts I’ve seen of the same ilk: some white, middle-class college kid takes a “voluntourism” trip to a developing country (usually in Africa), snaps a few photos of themselves with children in an inspirational T-shirt, and swings a hammer a few times over a week. World […]

The risk brings on the frisk: getting to the bottom of Camosun’s sexy campuses

March 19, 2014 by Piotr Burek, contributing writer  
Filed under March 19, 2014, Features

Have you ever sat in class listening to the teacher lecture about some abstract concept while twiddling your fingers or biting your nails in agonizing boredom when all of a sudden sexy-time, lovey-dubby thoughts pop into your head? I know I sure have. Maybe your imagination brought you to thinking about a cutesy cuddle-puddle with […]

News Briefs, March 19, 2014 issue: Camosun breaks ground, has winning DECA club, and looks for alumni to appreciate

March 19, 2014 by Samantha Pettifer, contributing writer  
Filed under March 19, 2014, News

Ground breaking at new Trades Centre This month marked the official beginning of construction for the new Trades Centre at Camosun’s Interurban campus. The brand-new trades training facility is expected to be completed by the 2015 fall semester, while the upgrades to other campus buildings will not be finished until 2016. Camosun is one of […]

Victoria’s Aidan Knight a product of background

March 19, 2014 by Matthew Helliwell, contributing writer  
Filed under March 19, 2014, Arts

Spend any time in the Victoria music scene and you are bound to hear Aidan Knight’s name come up at least once. This Victoria native has been taking stages by storm for years and has previously performed and recorded with The Zolas, Hannah Georgas, Dan Mangan, We Are The City, Jeremy Fisher, and Counting Heartbeats. […]

New Music Revue: St. Vincent and Killer Be Killed

March 19, 2014 by Matt O'Connor, contributing writer and Greg Pratt, editor-in-chief  
Filed under March 19, 2014, Arts

St. Vincent St. Vincent (Loma Vista/Republic Records) 4/5 The self-titled fifth album by Annie Clarke, better known as St. Vincent, is a unique blend of jazz and pop with some of her unique guitar style (solos and all) and a David Bowie feel. “Otherworldly” is how I would describe it, with a fabulous mixture of […]

Student Zen: Meditate your way to As

March 19, 2014 by  
Filed under March 19, 2014, Columns

Students tend to divide our attentions widely. There are likely few students who haven’t had difficulty balancing their attentiveness to school, work, and home life. We know the importance of giving our undivided attention to whatever we are doing, but what is this “undivided attention”? In the technical terminology of Buddhist meditation, there is the […]

Know Your Profs: Camosun College instructor Larry Lee’s classroom chemistry

March 19, 2014 by Greg Pratt, editor-in-chief  
Filed under March 19, 2014, Campus

Know Your Profs is an ongoing series of articles helping you get to know the instructors at Camosun College a bit better. Every issue we ask a different instructor the same 10 questions. Got someone you want to see interviewed? Email editor@nexusnewspaper.com and we’ll get on it. This time around we caught up with chemistry […]

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