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November 2, 2016

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The Bi-weekly Gamer: Slugfest at Staples Center

November 2, 2016 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under November 2, 2016, Columns

Well, they did it: SK Telecom T1 (SKT) claimed their third championship in four years. This marks the end of the League of Legends World Championships for 2016 and, boy, was it a show to remember. Facing off in the finals against SKT were Korean league rivals Samsung Galaxy, a team that was rebuilt from […]

News Briefs: November 2, 2016 issue

November 2, 2016 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under November 2, 2016, News

New student reps elected to CCSS board The Camosun College Student Society (CCSS) held their student-board by-elections on October 25 and 26. 16 students were voted into their positions; look for a complete story in the Nov. 16 issue of Nexus. Student society gives the gift of giving Every year, the CCSS puts together a […]

Know Your Profs: Camosun English prof Nigel Brooks gets post-apocalyptical

November 2, 2016 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under November 2, 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 to get to know them better. If you have an instructor you’d like to see interviewed in the paper, but perhaps you’re too busy to ask them […]

Calculated Thought: Matters of interest, part deux

November 2, 2016 by Sean Annable, contributing writer  
Filed under November 2, 2016, Columns

Last issue I voiced an ominous warning to not celebrate low interest rates, as they can be a sign of wobbling economies grasping for growth. And at such extreme lows, rates generally have only one direction to go. If interest rates rise, it shows that there’s confidence in our economy, which hopefully means wage increases […]

Smashing spiritual stereotypes: A look at Victoria’s witchcraft community

November 2, 2016 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under November 2, 2016, Features

Attending a post-secondary institution is not just about making it to class on time, double-spacing your mid-term paper, and choking down cafeteria food. Those are elements of a student’s day-to-day life—some of them vital elements—but education sometimes comes when a chalkboard is nowhere in sight, as it did for me the foggy fall Friday afternoon […]

Victoria’s Evan Crofton brings Busty and the Bass home

November 2, 2016 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under November 2, 2016, Arts

Victoria’s Evan Crofton fell in love with hip hop and rap at a young age. From listening to records as a teenager to touring the UK and mainland Europe with his band Busty And The Bass (who are based in Montreal, where Crofton lives now), music and performance have always been his life. After being […]

To See or Not to See: Adaptation is a modern masterpiece

November 2, 2016 by Finlay Pogue, contributing writer  
Filed under November 2, 2016, Columns

Adaptation (2002) 5/5 “Do I have an original thought in my head?” This is the first line of the Charlie Kaufman-written, Spike Jonze-directed Adaptation (2002), and from there the film sets about exploring the depths of its own question, proving itself to be one of the most fascinating, inventive, and oddly universal plumbings of the […]

25 Years Ago in Nexus: November 2, 2016 issue

November 2, 2016 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under November 2, 2016, Views

So it begins…: Our October 28, 1991 issue featured a story talking about whether or not Camosun students should join the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS). The cost at the time was estimated to be around $70,000 annually (although in our next issue, the Camosun College Student Society president wrote a letter to say that […]

Donovan Woods brings Canada to Nashville

November 2, 2016 by Kennedy Anderson, contributing writer  
Filed under November 2, 2016, Arts

Toronto folk musician Donovan Woods knows when to admit his songs aren’t up to par. After Woods released his fourth LP, Hard Settle, Ain’t Troubled, earlier this year, he released the They Are Going Away EP, which he says consists of tracks that weren’t quite ready to be included in the full-length album. “They just […]

Camosun College instructor explores intense themes in new book

November 2, 2016 by Jennifer Wyatt, contributing writer  
Filed under November 2, 2016, Campus

Camosun College English and Creative Writing instructor Kari Jones knows all about betrayal, responsibility, crisis, and community. After all, her new young-adult novel, At the Edge of the World, explores all of those themes and more. The book is set in a fictional small town along the west coast of Vancouver Island inspired by Tofino […]

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