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November 16, 2016

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Calculated Thought: New mortgage regulations may impact rental market

November 16, 2016 by Sean Annable, contributing writer  
Filed under November 16, 2016, Columns, Magazine Issue

New federal mortgage stress-test regulations could increase the cost of rental housing. In reaction to the worrying levels of rising household debt in Canada, finance minister Bill Morneau has cooked up a way to slow the debt buffet. As of October 16, buyers are evaluated on their ability to pay their mortgage based on the […]

The Bi-weekly Gamer: From one worlds to the next

November 16, 2016 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under November 16, 2016, Columns, Magazine Issue

Game developers Blizzard recently hosted their annual convention, Blizzcon. By far the most noticeable event at the otherwise boring convention was their Overwatch world cup tournament. I talked about Overwatch in this column a couple of months ago, when the game was first released. In seemingly no time at all, it has fully flourished into […]

News Briefs: November 16, 2016 issue

November 16, 2016 by Adam Marsh, Student editor  
Filed under November 16, 2016, Magazine Issue, News

Former Nexus writers on reality show Camosun (and Nexus) alumni Shawn O’Hara and Shane Priestly are part of a new reality comedy special called Building the Room that follows a group of comedians through the writing, production, and promotion process of their show. According to a press release, the comedians will have to promote their […]

Les Liaisons Dangereuses draws upper-class parallels from eras past

November 16, 2016 by Quinn Hiebert, contributing writer  
Filed under November 16, 2016, Arts, Magazine Issue

Sex is a weapon of manipulation. At least the two rivals in the play Les Liaisons Dangereuses would have you believe it is. But the play—Christopher Hampton’s stage adaptation of the Pierre Choderlos de Laclos novel—is much more than that, says director Fran Gebhard. “The play is set in the 1780s, just before the French […]

Lit Matters: The genre-busting fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin

November 16, 2016 by Keagan Hawthorne, contributing writer  
Filed under November 16, 2016, Columns, Magazine Issue

“My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world and exiles me from it,” wrote Ursula K. Le Guin, one of the 20th century’s most successful world-hopping novelists. Because many of her novels and stories take place on other planets or in times far removed from our own, […]

Former Camosun students get the spotlight in art show

November 16, 2016 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under November 16, 2016, Arts, Magazine Issue

Several Camosun alumni have their work displayed in an ongoing exhibit, It’s In the Making, at the Victoria Art Gallery, but what’s on display is different than what’s usually at art shows. Exhibit co-curator Nicole Stanbridge says that the exhibit is about how artists actually create their work. “A lot of this show is about […]

Campus Closet student club first of its kind at Camosun

November 16, 2016 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under November 16, 2016, Campus, Magazine Issue

Although the name is vague, Campus Closet is very clear on its goals. One of Camosun’s newest student clubs, Campus Closet consists of a group of volunteers that are opening a shop of sorts to provide Camosun students a place to borrow business attire for free. Once they have the shop open (they are hoping […]

Smith vs. Smith: November 16, 2016 issue

November 16, 2016 by Matt Smith, contributing writer  
Filed under November 16, 2016, Humour, Magazine Issue, Comics

Student society by-elections bring in new student board members

November 16, 2016 by Mason Hendrix, Contributing writer  
Filed under November 16, 2016, Magazine Issue, News

The Camosun College Student Society (CCSS) by-elections were held on Tuesday, October 25 and Wednesday, October 26; at both campuses, Camosun students voted in new student representatives to the CCSS student council. Callum Harrison was elected as the Lansdowne executive, Srijani Nath the international director; Draco Recalma is now the First Nations director, and Ellen […]

New Music Revue: Redspencer relaxes, Rykka brings the party

November 16, 2016 by Felicia Santarossa, Jennifer Wyatt  
Filed under November 16, 2016, Arts, Magazine Issue

Redspencer Perks (Deaf Ambitions) 3/5 While Redspencer is based in Melbourne, Australia, the indie-pop band’s members grew up in northern New South Wales; the influence of that area’s sunny weather can be heard from the first chord on Perks. This, Redspencer’s debut album, is the perfect soundtrack for day trips in the summer, gazing at […]

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