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20 Years Ago in Nexus: October 16, 2013 issue

October 16, 2013 by Greg Pratt, editor-in-chief  
Filed under October 16, 2013, Columns

Permaware wins: Last issue in this column, we talked about a story from our October 4, 1993 issue that detailed the complaints thrown at then-operators of the Lansdowne cafeteria, Beaver Foods, regarding their decision to bring in paper plates. Well, perusing our October 18, 1993 issue, we see a story on page 2 called “Permaware […]

What’s Going On, October 16, 2013 issue: UVic clothing drive, mantra mania, Victoria Writers Festival returns to Camosun

October 16, 2013 by Samantha Pettifer, contributing writer  
Filed under October 16, 2013, Campus

Thursday Oct. 17 and Friday Oct. 18 Winter is coming, also hot chocolate In anticipation of the coming season, UVic students are holding a clothing drive for people in need. Requested is warm outerwear, sweaters, rain gear, or anything someone might don during the fall and winter. The donations are for Our Place Society, who […]

Astrological Asininity: October 16, 2013 issue

October 16, 2013 by River Rainfall, contributing writer  
Filed under October 16, 2013, Humour

Hey, everyone! River here. I’ve been reading the stars and I’m not too proud of you. You’d think after last time you’d smarten up your act. Looks to me like you havOH MY GOD A BUTTERFLY, GOTTA GO! Aries: Bring me more butterflies, they’re so pretty! Taurus: The planets are aligned, the stars are in […]

International students increase due to change in approach, says Camosun International director

October 16, 2013 by Jason Schreurs, managing editor  
Filed under October 16, 2013, News

A dramatic increase in the amount of international students enrolled at the college this fall is due to better service, more intake availability, and a boost in overseas outreach, according to Camosun International director Geoff Wilmshurst. Over 800 international students now attend the college’s two campuses, up 35.7 percent from the previous year, and Wilmshurst […]

Vancouver’s Grant Lawrence takes time away from his CBC gig to explore the Lonely End of the Rink in new book

October 16, 2013 by Rachel Sovka, contributing writer  
Filed under October 16, 2013, Life

“In one night, he stole my booze, beat me up, and had sex with my girlfriend.” So says Vancouver-based author Grant Lawrence about a villainous hockey-jock from high school. Remembering his days of thick glasses, knee braces, and bullying, he recalls his journey to becoming a CBC radio broadcaster, author, and founder of a hockey […]

News Briefs, October 16, 2013 issue: Camosun student wants hit and run witnesses, Chargers golfers off to Quebec, free e-textbooks, and more

October 16, 2013 by Samantha Pettifer, contributing writer  
Filed under October 16, 2013, News

Camosun student seeks hit and run witnesses At 1 pm on September 29, a hit-and-run accident occurred near Mayfair Mall, at the corner of Tolmie Avenue and Oak Street. A Camosun student is asking anyone with any information to call Amanda at 250-885-0292. How do you say golf in French again? The Camosun Chargers Men’s […]

New Music Revue: October 16, 2013 issue (Greg MacPherson Band, Toxic Holocaust, Dave Hause)

October 16, 2013 by Greg Pratt, editor-in-chief, and Jason Schreurs, managing editor  
Filed under October 16, 2013, Arts

Greg MacPherson Band Fireball (Disintegration Records) 4/5 Talk about underrated: Greg MacPherson is easily one of Canada’s greatest singer/songwriters. Yet, the guy gets no credit. He can lay down rocking party stompers like “Goes Like This” next to smooth, pensive cuts like this disc’s title track as if both flow smooth like a river. And […]

Know Your Profs: Camosun College marketing and business instructor Anne Borrowman

October 16, 2013 by Greg Pratt, editor-in-chief  
Filed under October 16, 2013, Campus

Know Your Profs is an ongoing series of articles helping you get to know the instructors at Camosun College a bit better. Got someone you want to see interviewed? Email editor@nexusnewspaper.com and we’ll get on it. This time around we caught up with marketing and business instructor Anne Borrowman and talked about pressures, wine, and […]

Gameplay: Atomic Ninja and Just Dance 2014 bring the multiplayer fun

October 16, 2013 by Stacey Young, contributing writer  
Filed under October 16, 2013, Columns

Ahhh, the long weekend. Wasn’t it great to have that extra day away from school? But now it’s back to studying. It was nice to visit friends and family for Thanksgiving, or even have a day to socialize with some people we haven’t seen in a while. But now that the holidays are over, it […]

Victoria’s Antimatter media fest features interesting juxtapositions for 2013

October 16, 2013 by Andrea Eggenberger, contributing writer  
Filed under October 16, 2013, Arts

Chalk adorns its sidewalks like paint on the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling, and classic music floods the inner harbour from an entire orchestra floating on a barge: this is Victoria. In a city full of such diverse art, it seems only natural that 16 years ago Todd Eacrett and his team created Antimatter [Media Art]. “We […]

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