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March 4, 2015

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Student reps get position on Victoria Transit Commission

March 4, 2015 by Jason Schreurs, assistant editor  
Filed under March 4, 2015, News

Student reps at Camosun and UVic say a recent decision to instate a student position on the Victoria Transit Commission will be an important step to address ongoing issues with transit. Rachael Grant, external executive of the Camosun College Student Society (CCSS), and Greg Atkinson, director of external relations for the UVic Students’ Society (UVSS), […]

Open Space: All religions same at core

March 4, 2015 by Meg Kockx, contributing writer  
Filed under March 4, 2015, Views

It was an early Sunday morning and I was attending church for the first time in about 10 or so years. An elderly lady with a promising smile had been chatting with me and, with a particular amount of enthusiasm, she said, “It’s so wonderful to see a new face. I just find it so […]

Bite Me: Stage a Fernwood tapas gem

March 4, 2015 by Megan Dunn, contributing writer  
Filed under March 4, 2015, Columns

The wonderful neighbourhood of Fernwood has a unique restaurant called Stage Wine Bar. It’s located right in the heart of the Fernwood Village, at 1307 Gladstone Ave., and the hours are Sunday to Wednesday, 5–10 pm, and Thursday to Saturday, 5–11 pm. I frequent this establishment because I live about a five-minute walk away. The […]

Lit Matters: Hermann Hesse the original beat poet

March 4, 2015 by Keagan Hawthorne, contributing writer  
Filed under March 4, 2015, Columns

Hermann Hesse, a German writer best known for his novels The Glass Bead Game, Steppenwolf, and Siddhartha, received the Nobel Prize in 1946. He had a troubled childhood and didn’t do well in school, so most of his education as a writer came during the evenings while he was apprenticing to become a bookseller. Working […]

20 Years Ago In Nexus: March 4, 2015 issue

March 4, 2015 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under March 4, 2015, Columns

Stinky situation: It’s a news story from 20 years ago that mirrors complaints island residents still have today: our March 6, 1995 issue talked about how Interurban students had been smelling something stinky in the air recently. “Mr. MacNutt, across the street, has a compost business where he mixes topsoil with animal wastes; depending on […]

Belfry brings social issues to light during SPARK fest

March 4, 2015 by Rebecca Davies, contributing writer  
Filed under March 4, 2015, Arts

The 2015 SPARK Festival is presenting a blend of performances celebrating wild inhibition, the Canadian dual identity, and the mockery of the yoga and health industry. The goal is to showcase theatre pieces that are ahead of the curve, and playwright/dancer Anita Majumdar cannot be further from it in her performances Let Me Borrow That […]

New Music Revue: Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti still perfect

March 4, 2015 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under March 4, 2015, Arts

Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti (Atlantic Records) 5/5 The latest Led Zeppelin reissue tackles 1975’s huge Physical Graffiti, a double album of absurdly good, acid-destroyed rock. All these years later, it still sounds perfect. “Custard Pie” is one of the best album openers ever, and “In My Time Of Dying” is an 11-minute funeral dirge… placed […]

Canadian poet Gwendolyn MacEwan honoured in new Theatre Inconnu play

March 4, 2015 by Jayden Grieve, contributing writer  
Filed under March 4, 2015, Arts

“All I have ever cared about/and all you should ever care about/is what happens when you lift your eyes from this page.” Beautiful words from the late Canadian poet Gwendolyn MacEwan’s Let Me Make This Perfectly Clear. The Ontario native passed away in 1987 and is still considered by many to be one of Canada’s […]

Dickens’ unsolved mystery brought to the stage at Langham Court

March 4, 2015 by Tori Dmytar, contributing writer  
Filed under March 4, 2015, Arts

The great author and storyteller Charles Dickens wrote The Mystery of Edwin Drood, but the case could never be solved. Dickens passed away before writing the end of the story, leaving his last piece of work unresolved and in the hands of desperate playwrights trying to take advantage of his untold tale. Langham Court Theatre […]

Vinyl Supernova home to Victoria’s vinyl resurgence

March 4, 2015 by Josh Traill, contributing writer  
Filed under March 4, 2015, Arts

All of the Victoria record collectors wondering when the next big event is going on will want to check out Vinyl Supernova. The largest record fair on Vancouver Island, Vinyl Supernova will be home to over 50 vendors selling their merchandise. Local record stores from all over the island, and even a few off the […]

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