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October 19, 2016

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To See or Not to See: Fitzcarraldo fearsomely and fantastically unfaltering

October 19, 2016 by Finlay Pogue, contributing writer  
Filed under October 19, 2016, Columns

Fitzcarraldo (1982) 5/5 Werner Herzog’s Fitzcarraldo (1982) is a film so bizarre that there are scenes that, in retrospect, I feel I must have dreamed. There is an untenable wild—a musty creeping of fortune and disaster—at the heart of this film. There’s an omnipresent sense of dread and unease that captures the viewer and slowly […]

25 Years Ago in Nexus: October 19, 2016 issue

October 19, 2016 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under October 19, 2016, Views

Harshing the college’s mellow: According to a story in our October 15, 1991 issue, Camosun was dealing with the “stoned virus” on its computers at the time. The virus, which displayed a message on computer screens calling for legalization of marijuana, was spreading throughout the computer labs at the college. Unfortunately, this was before the […]

New Music Revue: Dean Ween returns with The Deaner Album

October 19, 2016 by Patrick Newman, contributing writer  
Filed under October 19, 2016, Arts

The Dean Ween Group The Deaner Album (ATO Records) 3/5 Best known as half of alt-rock duo Ween, Dean Ween is not one to sit idle between gigs. Since Ween’s breakup in 2012, he’s been jamming with friends, and it’s culminated in The Deaner Album. Opening with “Dickie Betts,” a southern-rock ode to the Allman […]

Calculated Thought: Matters of interest

October 19, 2016 by Sean Annable, contributing writer  
Filed under October 19, 2016, Columns

Canadians are binging on cheap debt. Interest rates are at historic lows and household debt at record highs. Earlier this year, Canada topped the charts of G7 countries with the highest “debt to disposable income” ratio, recently clocked at 167 percent; for every dollar of after-tax income Canadians make, we owe $1.67 to someone else, […]

Lit Matters: The magic reality of Gabriel García Márquez

October 19, 2016 by Keagan Hawthorne, contributing writer  
Filed under October 19, 2016, Columns

“A novelist can do anything he wants so long as he makes people believe in it,” said Gabriel García Márquez, a Latin American novelist and journalist best known for his sweeping novel One Hundred Years of Solitude. Márquez grew up in Colombia and began his literary career as a journalist. But when the government was […]

New book looks at Canadian history in rich detail

October 19, 2016 by Calista Pearson, contributing writer  
Filed under October 19, 2016, Arts

Derek Hayes’ Canada: An Illustrated History (Douglas & McIntyre) is a thorough and entertaining glimpse into Canada’s past and what led us to today; this 296-page behemoth is great for those who are interested in our country’s history. The book starts with the discovery of North America by Aboriginal peoples and ends with Justin Trudeau […]

Camosun considers bringing gamification to the classroom

October 19, 2016 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under October 19, 2016, Campus

The prospect of video games in classrooms seems like an absurd idea thought up by a group of nerds. But, in reality, video games are more popular than ever, and some innovation in our school system is long overdue; students have been writing tests, papers, worksheets, and everything else on paper and in Microsoft Word […]

New Music Revue: Scenic Route to Alaska deliver comforting sounds on Long Walk Home

October 19, 2016 by Shireen Roy, contributing writer  
Filed under October 19, 2016, Arts

Scenic Route to Alaska Long Walk Home (Butler Records) 3/5 Edmonton indie-folk-pop band Scenic Route to Alaska has come out with a sweet and nostalgic sound on their fourth LP, Long Walk Home. Lead singer Trevor Mann’s voice has a unique sound to it that makes each word he sings cut through all the instruments […]

Vinyl lovers come together at Victoria record fair

October 19, 2016 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under October 19, 2016, Arts

It might seem hard to believe, but there is a demographic of people who don’t open MP3 files to listen to music. Instead, they prefer to listen to tunes the old-fashioned, tangible way: on vinyl. Ryan Wugalter, organizer of Vinyl Supernova—a large record fair happening on October 22—says that there will be more records for […]

Camosun students save thousands with free textbooks

October 19, 2016 by Adam Marsh, student editor   
Filed under October 19, 2016, News

Camosun students have saved over $115,000 since 2012 through the Open Textbook Project, according to the provincial government. The project offers free online textbooks so students don’t have to pay for physical books. The project is spearheaded at Camosun by Plumbing and Pipe Trades instructor Rod Lidstone, who says that Camosun was given “copyright freedom […]

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