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May 11, 2016

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Nexus Women’s Lounge critique misses mark

May 11, 2016 by Rachael Grant, contributing writer  
Filed under May 11, 2016, Views

There was a passionate critique of the Women’s Lounge—a student-run space on Camosun College’s Lansdowne campus—in a recent Open Space in Nexus (“Camosun’s Women’s Collective needs to rethink approach,” March 16, 2016 issue). Although a positive intention can certainly be assumed on the part of the author, the opinions outlined are an inaccurate portrayal of […]

Policy changers and government lobbiers: Getting to know the newly elected Camosun College Student Society representatives

May 11, 2016 by Pascale Archibald, student editor  
Filed under May 11, 2016, Features

Lobbying government to create change that impacts students; working with Camosun to change policy that impacts students; throwing parties that… impact students? Sure, sounds good: the Camosun College Student Society (CCSS) does all of that and more, and they do it with the help of elected student representatives. The CCSS recently held their 2016 student […]

What’s Going On: May 11 to June 14, 2016

May 11, 2016 by Pascale Archibald, student editor  
Filed under May 11, 2016, Campus

Until Monday, May 23 Water, pigment, and paper is all it takes Well, perhaps a little talent is also required in order to have a collection displayed in the Greater Victoria Art Gallery. Water + Pigment + Paper, co-curated by Michelle Jacques and Nicole Stanbridge, is on display until May 23. Visit aggv.ca for more […]

Know Your Profs: Camosun English prof Kelly Pitman says education is about seeking understanding

May 11, 2016 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under May 11, 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? Maybe you […]

Camosun Chargers basketball teams look back on season

May 11, 2016 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under May 11, 2016, Campus

The seasons are over for both the Camosun Chargers men’s and women’s basketball teams. The Chargers men’s basketball team finished off their season with an eighth-place national ranking at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) national championships. Head coach Scot Cuachon says that the nature of the college’s many two-year programs and struggles with the […]

Of the Land – local indigenous voices: Our land’s first peoples

May 11, 2016 by by Johnathan Gabriel Michael Underwood, contributing writer  
Filed under May 11, 2016, Columns

Hello, hello; we have lots to say, many stories to tell, and much of our wisdom to pass your way. Too much to tell for our first issue. We are a small group of aboriginal writers who want to share some of our culture and give voices to our people who want to speak. It […]

The Bi-weekly Gamer: The fall of World of Warcraft

May 11, 2016 by Adam Boyle, contributing writer  
Filed under May 11, 2016, Columns

One of the most famous video games of all time, World of Warcraft, has stood at the top of the MMO charts for nearly 10 years. However, it has recently become one of the most boring and tedious games to play. With outdated graphics, controls, and combat, and with the developers adding in new expansions […]

Camosun College seeking student input for Education Policy

May 11, 2016 by Pascale Archibald, student editor  
Filed under May 11, 2016, News

Camosun is currently working on their Education Policy Renewal and Framework Initiative, which aims to address the current educational policy priorities of the college. It’s been approximately eight years since the college has had dedicated policy resources, something that Camosun Vice President of Education John Boraas says has been a result of budget cuts. “We […]

Lit Matters: The truths and lies of Julian Barnes

May 11, 2016 by Keagan Hawthorne, contributing writer  
Filed under May 11, 2016, Columns

Julian Barnes is an English novelist known for his 1989 novel A History of the World in 10 ½ Chapters. Barnes studied at Oxford University, but because of mediocre grades he ended up writing word definitions for the Oxford English Dictionary instead of pursuing academia. He spent three years “in the letters c to g,” […]

Student group says Liberals broke budget promises for indigenous learners

May 11, 2016 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under May 11, 2016, News

The federal Liberal government hasn’t followed through on campaign promises that impact indigenous learners, according to one student group. The Canadian Federation of Students-British Columbia (CFS-BC) says that the Justin Trudeau government promised to remove the two-percent cap on the Post-Secondary Student Support Program (PSSSP), which is how bands get their funding to send people […]

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