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New Music Revue: Heavy Hearts offer no surprises on new EP

March 30, 2016 by He Wei, contributing writer  
Filed under March 30, 2016, Arts

Heavy Hearts Heavy Hearts (New Damage Records) 3/5 Heavy Hearts are a rock and heavy metal band from Ontario who have two previous releases, a 2015 EP called Somewhere, a While Ago, and 2013’s Jacoba.The four songs on their new self-titled EP are not too heavy, but not too soft. In these songs, they use a lot of […]

New Music Revue: Megan Bonnell shows potential on Magnolia

March 30, 2016 by Jayden Grieve, contributing writer  
Filed under March 30, 2016, Arts

Megan Bonnell Magnolia (MapleMusic Recordings) 3/5 Megan Bonnell’s Magnolia wavers between country folk and hipster pop. And while there isn’t anything particularly unpleasant about the album, most of the songs fail to identify themselves among the overwhelming avalanche of new music these days. Bonnell clearly has talent, and there is a large amount of potential; […]

A magical evening of Shakespeare casts a spell on Victoria

March 30, 2016 by Oriana Smy, contributing writer  
Filed under March 30, 2016, Arts, Humour

Pacific Opera Victoria (POV) are translating Shakespeare once again, this time with an operatic interpretation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The well-known comedic tale of crossed lovers invites an entry-level audience to the opera, says director Tom Diamond. “It’s the kind of opera you can bring your kids to,” says Diamond. “We may be able […]

Locals Dirty Mountain release eclectic debut album

March 30, 2016 by Mikayla Russell, contributing writer  
Filed under March 30, 2016, Arts

Dirty Mountain brings a truly unique and eclectic style to the local music scene; the folk-rock band has a vintage country and blues undertone. The love of all kinds of music is obviously rooted deeply in vocalist Elli Hart. She says that she’s always loved music, and that she’s always wanted to play music. “I’m […]

Song and dance man Jason Collett takes aim at music industry

March 30, 2016 by Jake Wyatt, contributing writer  
Filed under March 30, 2016, Arts

Musical renaissance man Jason Collett is back at it again with his new album, Song and Dance Man. Collett is well known in the music scene both for his solo work and for his work with Canadian rock collective Broken Social Scene. But the process for creating this album was a departure from his previous […]

Know Your Profs: Candace Fertile on kangaroo pouches and moving food

March 30, 2016 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under March 30, 2016, Campus

Know Your Profs is an ongoing series of profiles on the instructors at Camosun College. Every issue we ask a different instructor at Camosun the same 10 questions in an attempt to get to know them a little better. Do you have an instructor that you want to see interviewed in the paper? Email editor@nexusnewspaper.com […]

Camosun Comic Arts Festival shows off college comics program

March 30, 2016 by Alexis Koome, contributing writer  
Filed under March 30, 2016, Campus

Camosun College is home to not only the first Comics & Graphic Novels design program in North America, but also to a showcase festival that comes out of the program. And that festival is gearing up to happen again in April. This year, the Camosun Comic Arts Festival (CCAF) will take place on April 16 […]

Camosun’s deer and cougars: is it time to be concerned?

March 29, 2016 by Amber (Morgan) Peckham, contributing writer  
Filed under March 30, 2016, Features

A puma crept the length of Foul Bay Road on swift paws. Silently it crept through the crisp early-morning air in search of its new prey until, finally, it pounced… right into an empty parking lot. A parking lot on Camosun’s Lansdowne campus. The incident took place in October of 2015, while campus security was conducting […]

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