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November 18, 2015

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News Briefs: November 18, 2015 issue (with extra web-exclusive content)

November 18, 2015 by Pascale Archibald, student editor  
Filed under November 18, 2015, News

Camosun carpentry students kick butt Two Camosun Carpentry Foundation students, Derek Vally and Kendall Foster, won first and second place, respectively, in the third annual BC GameChanger Youth Expo, held in Vancouver. The competition challenges students to impress with their mad carpentry skills as they work against the clock in teams of two. This year […]

What’s Going On: November 18 to December 1, 2015

November 18, 2015 by Pascale Archibald, student editor  
Filed under November 18, 2015, Campus

Wednesday, November 18 until Saturday, November 21 Three useless coins Head over to the Phoenix Theatre at UVic for some musical satire in The Threepenny Opera. In an absurd dystopian future and a society where money corrupts, law is fickle, crime pays, and Mack the Knife displays his broken moral compass in song. For ticket prices and show times visit finearts.uvic.ca/theatre/phoenix/. […]

The Bi-weekly Gamer: Revolutionizing the market

November 18, 2015 by Adam Boyle, contributing writer  
Filed under November 18, 2015, Columns

Leading up to October, there was a ton of hype around the popular Guild Wars 2. A massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG), it’s a huge online game in which the player creates an avatar and is thrown into a digital realm with thousands of other players with the task of levelling up, completing quests, […]

The Functional Traveller: Why so kawaii?

November 18, 2015 by Sera Down, contributing writer  
Filed under November 18, 2015, Columns

As I traipse through the 24-hour grocer on a late-night hunger-fuelled purchase-capade, I jaunt past the refrigeration cabinets stocked with cured meats. Then I double back. Sandwiched between Vienna sausage and Italian ham is a package of tiny Vienna sausages shaped like octopus, complete with edible smiley faces. Despite their innocent grins compelling me to […]

Camosun College Student Society elections bring in new student representatives, referendum goes through

November 18, 2015 by Jayden Grieve, contributing writer  
Filed under November 18, 2015, News

The Camosun College Student Society (CCSS) student bi-elections were held on Wednesday, October 28 and Thursday, October 29. Huy Ho, Carlos Suarez Rubio, Kimberley Banfield, and Gavin Howie were elected as directors at large for the Lansdowne campus, while Bobby Tiet, Vikas Verma, Mehtab Saluja, and Ellen Young were elected as Interurban campus directors at […]

Look: Time

November 18, 2015 by Melanie Didrich, contributing writer  
Filed under November 18, 2015, Columns

What is time, anyway? I want to pinpoint this question down very narrowly because time seems to be this illusion that never stays on track. When I need time, I don’t have it; when I don’t need time, time seems to stand still. Always. I know this sounds very metaphysical. I only ask because there […]

25 Years Ago In Nexus: November 18, 2015 issue

November 18, 2015 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under November 18, 2015, Views

Tough times for profs: “Expansion long overdue at Lansdowne” in our November 13, 1990 issue talked about Camosun profs who were in dire need of new office space. For example, English instructor Bill Jensen: “At the office door, students lining up to see Jensen mingle with women heading to the washroom next door,” writer Frances […]

Lit Matters: Rilke on seeking answers to tough questions

November 18, 2015 by Keagan Hawthorne, contributing writer  
Filed under November 18, 2015, Columns

“Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves,” wrote Rainer Maria Rilke, the German poet best known for his inspiring letters and mystical visions of the transformative power of art. If there were ever an advocate for why literature matters, surely Rilke was one. Born in Prague in […]

Open Space: Student workers should know their rights

November 18, 2015 by Mikayla Russell, contributing writer  
Filed under November 18, 2015, Views

Like many students, I have a part-time job. One problem with being new in the workforce is that it’s easy to be oblivious when it comes to workers’ rights and the labour laws in Canada. Establishments sometimes take advantage of us young workers, as we have no previous experience; this leads them to believe they […]

New Music Revue: Blue Sky Miners

November 18, 2015 by Matt O’Connor, contributing writer  
Filed under November 18, 2015, Arts

Blue Sky Miners Blue Sky Miners (Independent) 3.5/5 This debut EP from Canadian folk band Blue Sky Miners has an entrancing and mystical sound; the song “Cold Water,” which starts off the EP, is the perfect track to draw listeners in. The band refers to their sound as “Rocky Mountain desert rock,” but “folk rock,” […]

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