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October 18, 2017

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New Music Revue: Cannibal Corpse, Electric Wizard, and more gruesome, ghastly new releases

October 18, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor and Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under October 18, 2017, Arts

Electric Wizard Wizard Bloody Wizard (Spinefarm Records) 3.5/5 English doom metal goes with Halloween like beer goes with bar nuts. Electric Wizard’s latest album, Wizard Bloody Wizard, is a great addition to the haunting festivities this year, because, to put it bluntly, it’s creepy as hell. “Necromania” makes me feel as though I’m walking down […]

Calculated Thought: Canadian e-commerce giant gets called out

October 18, 2017 by Sean Annable, contributing writer  
Filed under October 18, 2017, Columns

I was scrolling through Facebook one day and an advertisement caught my eye. It read, “Become a Facebook millionaire,” and I immediately thought, “What’s the new get-rich-quick scheme being pushed now?” To my surprise, it was an ad for Shopify, the Canadian e-commerce platform. A week later the headlines rolled out: Shopify’s stock price fell […]

Local harpist Josh Layne keeps busy with orchestra and without

October 18, 2017 by Ben McFee, contributing writer  
Filed under October 18, 2017, Arts

Solo harpist Josh Layne is no stranger to performing with the Victoria Chamber Orchestra. His first time with them was in 1995, performing Claude Debussy’s harp concerto Danse Sacrée et Danse Profane. It features a powerful use of solo harp, which gave Layne plenty of opportunity to shine. However, working in an orchestral setting involves […]

Cheesecake Burlesque Revue returns with Halloween extravaganza

October 18, 2017 by Jayden Grieve, contributing writer  
Filed under October 18, 2017, Arts

Not every hobby incorporates this much boob. The members of the Cheesecake Burlesque Revue have been shaking what their mamas gave them for 11 years, and they don’t intend to stop. Originally inspired by a birthday party, the gang has since become a travelling act, bringing their wacky, zany performances to a variety of stages. […]

Know Your Profs: Camosun English instructor Katie Tanigawa on bad language and good weekends

October 18, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under October 18, 2017, 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 in an attempt to get to know them a little better. Do you have an instructor who you want to see interviewed in the paper? Maybe you want […]

Camosun opens Interaction Lab at Interurban campus

October 18, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under October 18, 2017, News

Camosun is opening its new Babcock Canada Interaction Lab to students on October 24. The lab is set to provide students with real-life problems that, once solved, will benefit local companies, mainly in the small-scale manufacturing and product-development sectors. The college’s intent for the lab is for students to get hands-on work experience. Working in […]

Unpacking the Bags: How to cope with being away from family

October 18, 2017 by Renata Silva, contributing writer  
Filed under October 18, 2017, Columns

After spending a long time away from home, we begin to reflect on the real consequences of the decision to move to another country. When we, international students, arrive at our destination, it’s all joy, novelty, and satisfaction to be living a dream. We need some time and some special days for us to really […]

Dearest Reader: A proposal: Financially troubled students should try not being poor

October 18, 2017 by Aaron Stefik, contributing writer  
Filed under October 18, 2017, Columns

Dearest Reader, Few, it sometimes seems, are the issues of this fine publication making their way to the stands without trace of that complaint most central in a student’s life. I write, of course, of the general and common concerns of financial instability in the lives of the city’s young populace, the instability that allegedly […]

25 Years Ago in Nexus: October 18, 2017 issue

October 18, 2017 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under October 18, 2017, Views

Levi Guy’s romance continues: If you’ve been reading this column for the past few issues, you know all about the Levi Guy romance (if not, head over to nexusnewspaper.com and scan our last few issues to figure out what we’re talking about). I’m very happy to report that the meeting in the caf was a […]

Ballet performance of Dracula goes beyond the gore

October 18, 2017 by Alex Spezgurka, contributing writer  
Filed under October 18, 2017, Arts

Ballet Victoria artistic and executive director Paul Destrooper is quick to point out that the gorier side of the 1897 Bram Stoker novel Dracula that Hollywood so lovingly dwells on is not the main focus of Ballet Victoria’s performance of the story. “Dracula is much more than some monster, this vampire—much more than some bad […]

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