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November 26, 2014

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New Music Revue: Noah Wall’s machine music

November 26, 2014 by Rebecca Davies, contributing writer  
Filed under November 26, 2014, Arts

Noah Wall Print the Legend (Driftless Recordings) 4/5 Noah Wall’s soundtrack for the documentary Print the Legend blends instrumentals with dream-like technological sounds. The songs, which aren’t longer than a minute or two, are mesmerizing. I listened to the album without any knowledge of the manufacturing and industrial elements of the film, and I was […]

Dickens holiday classic gets unique local treatment

November 26, 2014 by Jacqueline Chapotelle, contributing writer  
Filed under November 26, 2014, Arts

Kelt Eccleston is somewhat of a local celebrity; he’s been a local musician for “too many years to count,” he says, and also keeps busy as an actor. The last notable performance Eccleston has done was a Belfry Theatre production of the homelessness-themed Home Is a Beautiful Word, but this time he’s starring in a […]

Open Space: Stop worshipping false deities of celebrity

November 26, 2014 by Jayden Grieve, contributing writer  
Filed under November 26, 2014, Views

The gods are dead. Jehovah, Zeus, Venus, Vishnu. Shadows of these once universally worshipped deities may drift through our present time, but their great influence has faded into the umbra. With the fall of these champions of immortality, we had almost escaped the basic human requirement they provided: the need to worship. To this end, […]

20 Years Ago In Nexus: November 26, 2014 issue

November 26, 2014 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under November 26, 2014, Columns

Women’s Centre debate : The November 28, 1994 issue of Nexus featured the cover story “Male student kicked out of Women’s Centre sparks debate,” in which writer Bowen Moran explains how student Martin Moreau had been, according to Moreau, “in and out [of the Women’s Centre] all day, actually,” when two women in the centre […]

University of Victoria students mount entirely German play

November 26, 2014 by Jason Schreurs, assistant editor  
Filed under November 26, 2014, Arts

Students in UVic’s Performing German Drama class are readying a two-night run of a dark comedy entitled Der Besuchen der alten Dame (roughly translated to The Visitor), performed entirely in German. And if that sounds like a vast undertaking, it’s because it totally is, according to UVic student Caitlin Burritt, who performs two supporting roles […]

Directors of The Small Room at the Top of the Stairs embrace darkness in art

November 26, 2014 by Tori Dmytar, contributing writer  
Filed under November 26, 2014, Arts

When someone says the word “director,” images of Broadway and Hollywood come to mind. But speaking to director Naomi Simpson, images of prison replace all thoughts of celebrity life. No, she’s not an inmate, but she has directed shows in Victoria at William Head Institution. And despite her unique directing background, she hasn’t been doing […]

Camosun instructor Erin Booth chose accounting for purely financial reasons

November 26, 2014 by Jason Schreurs, assistant editor  
Filed under November 26, 2014, Campus

Know Your Profs is an ongoing series to help you get to know the instructors at Camosun College. Every issue we ask a different instructor at Camosun the same 10 questions. Do you have a favourite instructor that you want to see interviewed in the paper? Maybe you want to know more about one of […]

News Briefs: Helps is in, Camosun sports teams update, and CHEK TV’s history

November 25, 2014 by Matt O'Connor, contributing writer  
Filed under November 26, 2014, News

Victoria election polls Lisa Helps was voted mayor in Victoria’s recent election. Polls show that voter turnout was at 39.10 percent. Dean Fortin, who held the position for two terms previously, lost the vote by a mere 89 ballots and didn’t ask for a recount. Eight councillors and nine school trustees were also voted for […]

State of emergency: the problem with health care in Canada

November 25, 2014 by Gillian Sellman, contributing writer  
Filed under November 26, 2014, Features

The story “I neeeeed soommmee helllppp!” a scratchy-voiced elderly woman called down the hall. “No, you don’t. Now shut up and go to sleep,” I thought to myself. Did I think that I’d ever be the kind of person to be cruel to an old woman, an old woman who perhaps has dementia? Well, no, […]

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