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November 15, 2017

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Dazzle Patterns illuminates the colours of war

November 15, 2017 by Renata Silva, contributing writer  
Filed under November 15, 2017, Arts

Alison Watt’s new book Dazzle Patterns takes the reader on a journey back to the year 1917. The setting in which the narrative takes place does not promise a positive experience: the town is Halifax, and the world is experiencing the terrors of World War I. The population of Halifax feels the consequences of the […]

The broken lease: Camosun students are struggling to study in a housing crisis out of control

November 15, 2017 by Felicia Santarossa, features writer  
Filed under November 15, 2017, Features

As any Camosun student who has tried to find a place to rent in the past year knows, Victoria is in a housing crisis. There are too few rentals, and they are too expensive. The vacancy rate is a miniscule 0.5 percent. Camosun students are clamouring to find places to live while pursuing their studies, […]

Open Space: Logic must always prevail

November 15, 2017 by Jayden Grieve, contributing writer  
Filed under November 15, 2017, Views

In an argument, a participant puts forward evidence as proof of their point. In theory. Today, many arguments are made poorly, appearing as a Swiss cheese of logical fallacies. Some, like an ad hominem argument—aimed to discredit the arguer and not their points—are put forward maliciously in an attempt to win the argument through chicanery, […]

Know Your Profs: Camosun’s Cuma Yilmaz on mental stimulation and remembering the past

November 15, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under November 15, 2017, 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 and […]

Black Wizard gets heavier than ever on new album

November 15, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor   
Filed under November 15, 2017, Arts

Black Wizard drummer Eugene Parkomenko’s passion is in sitting behind the kit, and for good reason: his father played drums, and he followed close behind his old man. But Parkomenko does more then play drums for the Vancouver stoner/doom metal band—often, he’ll hum a guitar part he wrote into his phone and let his bandmates […]

Camosun student data crunches for causes with old computers

November 15, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor   
Filed under November 15, 2017, Homepage Feature

Those who have the ability to manipulate and change technology have power in today’s technology-driven society. And Camosun Computer Networks Electronic Technician student Triston Line is using that power for good. Line collects old computers—he has over 60 at his house—from organizations and uses their data-crunching power for research projects. The projects—which Line has done […]

The Bi-weekly Gamer: Overwatch lands close to home

November 15, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under November 15, 2017, Columns

When game developers Blizzard’s smash hit Overwatch hit online markets last year, no one expected how successful it would be. While the game’s honeymoon phase went on, Blizzard cashed in big time. Then, as with most games, popularity began to waver and the community began to gradually get upset. While the game remained fun and […]

Local comedy scene bustling with amateurs and pros

November 15, 2017 by Fred Cameron, contributing writer  
Filed under November 15, 2017, Arts

He stood on the stage—next to Jerry Springer—shirtless, with red tassels hanging from his nipples, and realized it was a little late for second-guessing as millions watched around the globe. The studio audience chanted, “Jerry! Jerry! Jerry! Jerry!” The moment is still legendary in some circles; it marked the arrival of Jy Harris. Harris is […]

New CCSS First Nations director talks travel, educational journey

November 15, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under November 15, 2017, Campus

The dust has settled and the results are in for the Camosun College Student Society (CCSS) student council elections. CCSS First Nations director Katelynne Herchak says that although she’s a returning member to the CCSS board, she’s just as excited to be there now as she was two years ago when she was first involved […]

Victoria’s Robert Youds uses everyday items to explore time

November 15, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under November 15, 2017, Arts

Victoria-based artist Robert Youds took a different approach than most artists to his new exhibit. Youds, who is also a Visual Arts professor at UVic, spent a year on his new exhibit, For Everyone a Fountain, which he describes as a blend of architecture, art, and landscapes; it consists of many objects that we use […]

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