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March 20, 2013

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When spring hits in Victoria, fashion blooms

May 3, 2013 by Kate Masters, contributing writer  
Filed under March 20, 2013, Life

The cherry blossoms, crocuses, and daffodils have bloomed, which means spring has arrived, and with it, spring fashion. Peel away the layers of winter and emerge wearing nothing but a crop-top and some short-shorts. The most surprising trend to stomp down the spring runway was black and white stripes; the bright cobalts and corals were […]

Camosun College president Kathryn Laurin: the Nexus interview

April 26, 2013 by Jean Oliver, contributing writer  
Filed under March 20, 2013, Features

Camosun College president Kathryn Laurin is poised and welcoming as we shake hands and settle at a comfortable table near the window in her office. I take stock of kind but guarded grey eyes and short auburn hair styled into place. She is dressed in a neat, grey pantsuit, with a touch of whimsy in […]

Intrepid shows tackle professors, students

March 28, 2013 by Rachael Grant, contributing writer  
Filed under March 20, 2013

Victoria’s Intrepid Theatre, well known for featuring experimental theater, is offering an entertaining way to spend your evenings this month.   Two one-act comedies will be featured in a clever play involving dynamics between professors and students. Even the names set the tone for the academic-related proceedings: the comedies are entitled Essay and The Lesson. […]

New soccer league provides casual option

March 27, 2013 by Jason Schreurs, managing editor  
Filed under March 20, 2013, Sports

A new soccer league promising a more casual playing atmosphere is readying its launch in Victoria, and the local footie scene is ready to welcome it with open arms. Vicsoccer, a division of KWsoccer out of Ontario, is starting a recreational league later this spring and, according to league organizers, flexibility is what gives it […]

Swollen Members return with new directions

March 25, 2013 by Crystal Derry, contributing writer  
Filed under March 20, 2013, Arts

Swollen Members have had their fair share of trials and tribulations over the past few years, such as band member “Mad Child” Shane Bunting’s drug addiction, which had a strong influence on their previous album, Dagger Mouth. With all of that behind them, and with new album Beautiful Death Machine in their coffers, they are […]

Camosun College raising tuition fees unfairly, says CCSS

March 22, 2013 by Damen Korkoras, contributing writer  
Filed under March 20, 2013, News

The Camosun College Student Society (CCSS) claims that Camosun College is practising unfair methods of raising student tuition fees. On September 1, 2005, the BC government implemented a tuition-limit policy, which limits postsecondary institutions to raising school fees for current programs by a maximum of two percent annually. But, according to Michel Turcotte, CCSS executive […]

Electronic textbook sales low across BC

March 20, 2013 by Karla Karcioglu, reprinted from The Omega, TRU  
Filed under March 20, 2013, News

Despite saving students money and conveniently helping them avoid back problems, it seems electronic textbooks aren’t gaining popularity on BC campuses. Glenn Read, Thompson Rivers University’s bookstore manager, says etexts, which have been offered for four years, are consistently less than one percent of total textbook sales. “It’s not caught on,” says Read. The numbers […]

20 years ago in Nexus

March 20, 2013 by Greg Pratt, editor-in-chief  
Filed under March 20, 2013, Views

Uncomfortable parallel: It was more than a little chilling and upsetting to crack open our March 22, 1993 issue to read about a sexual assault on a chip trail at UVic. The cover of this issue claimed that “The Times They Are a Changin’” (hey, leave us alone: we can use cliches sometimes). In light […]

Ability’s Muse: To disclose or not to disclose

March 20, 2013 by Rachael Grant, camosun college students with (dis)abilities collective  
Filed under March 20, 2013, Columns

Many students who identify as having a (dis)ability find themselves struggling with the lack of flexibility offered in school curriculum. The current structure of our schools is rigid and caters primarily to certain learning styles and abilities. It’s possible to request accommodations, but often not without disclosing one’s (dis)ability. There can be a lot of […]

In Search of Lost Time: Taking the first steps

March 20, 2013 by Daphne Shaed, camosun college pride centre  
Filed under March 20, 2013, Columns

It can be difficult when initially claiming our sexual identity, or other identities. For some of us, there’s a long, internal dialogue that occurs before ever acting upon our feelings and taking agency over ourselves. Others seem to come into it more readily. It’s a hard path to stray from the hegemony and trade what […]

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