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October 21, 2015

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New Music Revue: Brady Enslen creates beautiful sounds

November 2, 2015 by Adam Boyle, contributing writer  
Filed under October 21, 2015, Arts

Brady Enslen Beautiful Things (Independent) 4/5 Recorded live off the floor in Winnipeg, Brady Enslen’s debut album, Beautiful Things, creates a soft sound full of prairie life and longing for home. Enslen, who mainly plays an acoustic guitar on this disc, strums chords that leave a flavourful sound in my head. Enslen’s voice adds to […]

The Functional Traveller: Sushi apathy in Japan

October 30, 2015 by Sera Down, contributing writer  
Filed under October 21, 2015, Columns

I have only participated in sushi a handful of times since I arrived in Japan. Your collective gasps can be heard from across the Pacific. Have I encased myself in a bubble of Canadian comfort food and avoided immersing myself in Japanese culture? For many, sushi is the pinnacle of Japanese cuisine; a Western portrait […]

Author explores historical and cultural context of BC artists

October 29, 2015 by Wendy Snedden, contributing writer  
Filed under October 21, 2015, Arts, Life

Pender Island-based writer Maria Tippett, who grew up in Victoria, has always had words in her blood. Her latest book, Made in British Columbia, is just the most recent example of a passion she’s had since she was young. “When I was a child I wrote a play,” she says. “I was about seven. I […]

Look: Being prepared and being OCD

October 29, 2015 by Melanie Didrich, contributing writer  
Filed under October 21, 2015, Columns

I’m not always the most prepared person. I’m a procrastinator. I wait and I wait until basically the moment makes all the minutes disappear and time ticks down like a clock on high-speed internet. Assignments are due and the workload is huge. I remember, somewhere in the far reaches of my memory, someone telling me […]

Know Your Profs: Camosun dean Dominic Bergeron really misses teaching

October 28, 2015 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under October 21, 2015, 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 that you want to see interviewed in the paper? Maybe you […]

Lit Matters: The gargantuan humour of John Kennedy Toole

October 28, 2015 by Keagan Hawthorne, contributing writer  
Filed under October 21, 2015, Columns

“When Fortuna spins you downward, go out to a movie and get more out of life,” said Ignatius J. Reilly, the fat, slovenly anti-hero of John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces. Set in mid-century New Orleans, the book features a menagerie of hilarious characters that revolves around the bombastic Reilly. Lover of medieval philosophy […]

Camosun College’s Dunlop House pub teaches real-life skills

October 27, 2015 by Jayden Grieve, contributing writer  
Filed under October 21, 2015, Campus

Camosun College has a lot of unique quirks. Every program has something a bit special about it, but the Hospitality Management program might take the cake. Now in its 42nd year, the program takes a very hands-on approach to learning. “We run a fine dining restaurant on Wednesday evenings in the fall, and then on […]

Open Space: Nexus is your life on paper

October 26, 2015 by Melanie Didrich, contributing writer  
Filed under October 21, 2015, Views

Now 25 years old, Nexus is a small college newspaper that students fund through their student fees (the paper has no official ties to Camosun College, so we can report on college issues without bias). Having this newspaper on campus is an invaluable resource for where you stand, and for finding out how your world […]

25 years ago in Nexus: October 21, 2015 issue

October 26, 2015 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under October 21, 2015, Columns

Don’t forget to make your voice heard: The story “No student elections for Lansdowne!” in our October 16, 1990 issue was notable enough for its outrageous use of an exclamation point in a headline (ugh), never mind the content: due to a shortage of candidates, the student council elections for that October had to be […]

The Rocky Horror Show returns for Halloween fun

October 23, 2015 by Alyssa Koehler, contributing writer  
Filed under October 21, 2015, Arts

After the success of last year’s staging of The Rocky Horror Show, local group Rebel Knock Out Productions decided to make it an annual event. The cult classic musical tribute to sci-fi and horror B-movies has been staged since 1973; Atomic Vaudeville’s Britt Small is directing this production. “We’re starting with the foundation of what […]

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