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October 1, 2014

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Local company Anian Surfboards goes off the grid

October 1, 2014 by Pascale Archibald, contributing writer  
Filed under October 1, 2014, Life

Locally owned and operated, Anian is a Victoria surf shop that sells Canadian manufactured surfboards and clothing, and, if that’s not cool enough, they are also currently in the research and development stage of manufacturing their own wetsuits. But what makes Anian truly unique is how they source their power: solar energy. Anian, founded in […]

20 Years Ago In Nexus: October 1, 2014 issue

October 1, 2014 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under October 1, 2014, Columns

Clock concerns: An opinion piece titled Wake Up! in our October 3, 1994 issue brought up an interesting point: facilities at Camosun just aren’t open early (or late) enough, according to writer Patrick Isaac. What do you think, now that two decades have passed? Has Camosun got the hours for the computer labs and libraries […]

E-sports challenge conventional sports for popularity

October 1, 2014 by Mac Clohan, contributing writer  
Filed under October 1, 2014, Life

Video games are big business. In 2013, consumers in the US spent over $20 billion playing video games. That’s double the amount they spent on going to the movies, and slightly more than the combined revenues of the NFL, NBA, and NHL. Inside this 40-year-old industry, a new sector, electronic sports (or e-sports), has seen […]

Camosun alumnus latest addition to Victoria Royals

October 1, 2014 by Rebecca Davies, contributing writer  
Filed under October 1, 2014, Campus

It hasn’t always been about sports for Camosun alumnus Adam McKinnon. Recently hired as the manager of communications and hockey coordinator by the Victoria Royals, McKinnon took a year off after completing high school to work in England at the Royal National Institute for the Blind. There he found another passion: working with children. “Their […]

Former Camosun student Claire Bezuidenhout becomes Victoria’s living statue

October 1, 2014 by Tiffany Storry, contributing writer  
Filed under October 1, 2014, Campus

Among all of the artists, musicians and street performers in downtown Victoria, one who stands out is actually a former Camosun student. Yes, the Copper Cowgirl, who sheriffs crime by standing absolutely still in the Inner Harbour, is actually Claire Bezuidenhout, a recent Camosun grad from the Community Support and Education Assistant program. “I loved […]

News Briefs: Camosun Chargers update, a moving museum, and award-winning beer

October 1, 2014 by Matt O'Connor, contributing writer  
Filed under October 1, 2014, News

Chargers take charge A group of 15 Camosun College student athletes have been awarded prestigious National Scholar Awards from the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association for achieving academic honours during the 2013/2014 season. Lachlan Ross, Harrison Mar, Brianne Larson, Elyse Matthews, Rachael Bakker, Olivia Bakker, Amy Acheson, Alex Sadwoski, Lucas Dellabough, Cameron Fennema, James Poirier, Jamie […]

Camosun College Student Society meets with government to address concerns

October 1, 2014 by Sera Down, contributing writer  
Filed under October 1, 2014, News

Members of the Camosun College Student Society (CCSS) recently met with government officials to discuss and mediate student and institutional concerns. On Friday, September 5, the CCSS members met with MP Murray Rankin. Then, on Tuesday, September 9, they met with NDP Advanced Education Critic Kathy Corrigan, MLA Rob Fleming, and MLA Carole James. Hot-button […]

Open Space: In defence of voluntourism

October 1, 2014 by Andrea Valentine-Lewis, contributing writer  
Filed under October 1, 2014, Views

Voluntourism, a combination of volunteering and tourism that has taken some flack within the media, is actually a positive way for students travel to third-world countries while immersing themselves in a different culture. I would know, because I’ve done it. In third-world countries there are many organizations established to host volunteers in an assortment of […]

The Garden continue to confound and confuse

October 1, 2014 by Josh Traill, contributing writer  
Filed under October 1, 2014, Arts

California-based twin brothers Fletcher and Wyatt Shears have impressed and confused the music world in equal amounts since they began their band The Garden in 2011. The Garden are anything but a normal punk band, and they definitely have their own style, rocking an overtly feminine wardrobe and blasting songs just over a minute long […]

Belfry’s The Rez Sisters looks at rez life for women

October 1, 2014 by Annie Luke, contributing writer  
Filed under October 1, 2014, Arts

“It’s hard to be an Indian woman in this fucking country,” says character Emily Dictionary during the Belfry Theatre’s production of The Rez Sisters. The play, written by Manitoban playwright Tomson Highway, is set on an Indian reserve where seven women cross on conflicting paths that throw them into humorous and turbulent (and defining) situations. […]

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