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November 13, 2013

What’s Going On, November 13, 2013 issue: An old man, a dog, and an astronaut walk into a bar… and there’s Alice Cooper!

November 13, 2013 by Samantha Pettifer, contributing writer  
Filed under November 13, 2013, Campus

November 13–30 Three old men and a dog In the comedic play Heroes, translated by Tom Stoppard, three WWI vets are in a retirement home, but their battles are not over. When the enemies are overzealous nuns and the boredom of endless birthday parties, however, the plan for escape might be more silly than suspenseful. […]

Age of Geeks: 3D printers new revolution or next fad?

November 13, 2013 by Vishal Pandey, contributing writer  
Filed under November 13, 2013, Columns

Astonished, amazed, and optimistic: these are the first words that come to my mind when the world of technology comes up with new, pleasant surprises. This issue, we’ll look at the technology that some are calling the next big revolution after computers and the internet. So, friends, get ready, because the future, or at least […]

Camosun receives $349,000 in BC funding for trades training courses

November 13, 2013 by Rachel Sovka, contributing writer  
Filed under November 13, 2013, News

The provincial Ministry of Advanced Education recently gave Camosun $349,000 in funding to go towards trades training courses. The money will fund 68 student spaces across three electrical and carpentry programs at the Interurban campus. The money is part of $1.8 million in funding going to 10 different institutions. Camosun dean of trades and technology […]

News Briefs, November 13, 2013 issue: Chargers bail, Mealshare launches in Victoria, PEERS wins award, more

November 13, 2013 by Samantha Pettifer, contributing writer  
Filed under November 13, 2013, News

Chargers lose in big effort The Camosun Chargers volleyball teams played hard against the University of the Fraser Valley Cascades, but both the men’s and women’s teams lost their five-set matches. Also, both Chargers basketball teams lost their games to local rival men’s and women’s teams from the Vancouver Island University Mariners. Buy a meal, […]

How the TED ideas conference changed the world

November 13, 2013 by Giustina Qualizza, contributing writer  
Filed under November 13, 2013, Features

Today, when we hear someone use the term “TED talk,” we know exactly what they’re referring to. We’ve all stumbled upon one of the quick and captivating video presentations as we’ve perused the internet. There are over 1,500 TED (technology, entertainment, and design) talks uploaded to ted.com, and with events happening frequently, as well as […]

Mind Your Business: What did you say?

November 13, 2013 by Andrea Eggenberger, Camosun College DECA club  
Filed under November 13, 2013, Columns

Communication is the primary function of business. It affects all aspects of business processes. The most important element in communication that’s often overlooked is checking for understanding. In a typical conversation you listen to what the other person says, analyze what they’re saying, and then form a response. But because our brains can process words […]

Gameplay: Gamers to fight battles

November 13, 2013 by Stacey Young, contributing writer  
Filed under November 13, 2013, Columns

Remember all those fighting games that just begged to be played for endless hours in years past? I do; I remember playing Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat for many, MANY hours. But there was always that one fighting game that went further than those and never got old, no matter how much it was played. […]

Kamloops university working on social media use policy

November 13, 2013 by Jessica Klymchuk, The Omega (Kamloops, BC)  
Filed under November 13, 2013, News

Thompson Rivers University (TRU) in Kamloops, BC is working on creating a policy to outline appropriate online conduct for users associated with the postsecondary institution. The social media committee, coordinated by TRU’s marketing and communications office, first met in April to begin a formal discussion about social media use within the TRU community. By the […]

Know Your Profs: Camosun College carpentry instructor and architectural trades chair Al van Akker

November 13, 2013 by Greg Pratt, editor-in-chief  
Filed under November 13, 2013, Campus

Know Your Profs is an ongoing series of articles helping you get to know the instructors at Camosun a bit better. Every issue we ask an 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 carpentry instructor and […]

UVic Phoenix Theatre’s Skin of Our Teeth all about family

November 13, 2013 by Jayden Grieve, contributing writer  
Filed under November 13, 2013, Arts

Disregarding garlic breath and Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up,” there’s nothing more powerful than the bonds of a family. Families go through thick, thin, and, in the most extreme cases, freezing cold and gunfire, but they always remain strong. On that note, UVic’s theatre department will be performing Thorton Wilder’s Pulitzer-winning The Skin […]

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