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October 15, 2014

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Open Space: Victoria not so bike friendly

October 15, 2014 by David Lynch, contributing writer  
Filed under October 15, 2014, Views

I recently migrated to Victoria from Quadra Island and was very excited about the prospect of being able to use my bike for transportation. I’ve visited Victoria a number of times over the years and have noticed a definite increase in bicycle traffic, designated lanes, and friendly road signs that say things like “share the […]

Monster truck of operas Das Rheingold hits town

October 15, 2014 by Alyssa Koehler, contributing writer  
Filed under October 15, 2014, Arts

Richard Wagner’s 1869 opera Das Rheingold, an epic in the same vein as The Lord of the Rings, is a story of spurned lovers, stolen power, giants, gods, magic, and murder. Drawing on Norse legends of Odin (Wotan) and the gods, it tells the tale of Alberich, a dwarf who steals the Rhinemaidens’ gold to […]

New York ska group The Slackers bring the skank back to town

October 15, 2014 by Matt O’Connor, contributing writer  
Filed under October 15, 2014, Arts

After first hitting the stage in Victoria back in 1998, New York ska band The Slackers formed a bond with the Victoria Ska Society and have been performing in our city as frequently as possible ever since. Saxophonist David Hillyard has nothing but praise for Mile Zero. “Victoria’s got quite a great scene. People are […]

New Music Revue: Dan MacCormack provides a symphony of rural Canada

October 15, 2014 by Andrea Valentine-Lewis, contributing writer  
Filed under October 15, 2014, Arts

Dan MacCormack Symphony of Ghosts (independent) 4/5 Halifax-based singer-songwriter Dan MacCormack’s debut solo album is based on Canadian writer David Adam Richards’ novels. The use of many instruments and choirs gives this disc a refreshing edge. MacCormack emits a deep connection to Richards’ novels and translates their ideas from text to song. The first song, […]

New Music Revue: The Glorious Sons provide some glorious rock

October 15, 2014 by Rebecca Davies, contributing writer  
Filed under October 15, 2014, Arts

The Glorious Sons The Union (Blackbox Recordings) 3.5/5 The Glorious Sons hold true to their name on their second album, The Union. These Kingston, ON boys know how to rock and get listeners’ hips moving. I can imagine this band playing at a music festival; if they sound as good live as they do on […]

News Briefs: Camosun Chargers off to nationals, provincial government gives funding for accessibility, our arena still sounds like a grocery store

October 15, 2014 by Matt O'Connor, contributing writer  
Filed under October 15, 2014, News

Standing tall Camosun student Melissa Lyon has won a Standing Tall Award of $5,000 from Coast Capital Savings, which will help her to further pursue her educational goals and aspirations of becoming a teacher. The award recognizes her dedication to the pursuit of her career despite living with cerebral palsy and epilepsy since birth. Lyon […]

Antimatter Film Festival explores the experimental, again

October 15, 2014 by Gillian Sellman, contributing writer  
Filed under October 15, 2014, Arts

For a smaller city, Victoria is lucky to play host to a surprisingly large number of art festivals. Out of all of them, Antimatter Film Festival just might be the most diverse. The festival’s two founders, Todd Eacrett and Deborah de Boer, were involved with what is now known as the Victoria Film Festival when […]

Local author Sandra Steiner recovers with new trilogy

October 15, 2014 by Mac Clohan, contributing writer  
Filed under October 15, 2014, Arts

Author Sandra Steiner is looking to answer some difficult questions about loss, grief, and recovery with her writing. An Albertan transplant, Steiner has lived in Victoria for four years and has just finished two novels in her Spring Island trilogy. “I’ve always wanted to write a book; it’s been on my mind since I was […]

20 Years Ago In Nexus: October 15, 2014 issue

October 15, 2014 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under October 15, 2014, Columns

Sleepy students: Our Speak Up in the October 17, 1994 issue of Nexus posed one of the most important questions we’ve ever asked students: where is the best place to sleep on campus? Some popular snooze spots two decades back included Fisher 100 and the student lounge in the library. Where are your favourite spots […]

Getting personal with Camosun College sociology instructor Peter Ove

October 15, 2014 by Greg Pratt, editor-in-chief  
Filed under October 15, 2014, Campus

Know Your Profs is an ongoing series of articles helping you get to know the instructors at Camosun College a bit better. Every issue we ask a different instructor the same 10 questions. Do you have a favourite instructor that you want to see interviewed in the paper? A prof you need to know more […]

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