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October 4, 2017

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Dearest Reader: A proposal: Victoria’s community must learn to be less tolerant

October 4, 2017 by Aaron Stefik, contributing writer  
Filed under October 4, 2017, Columns

Dearest Reader, It has been by this point established that my endlessly well-intentioned propositions, aimed at the improvement of our noble college and the surrounding locale, have proven somewhat incendiary with particular subsets of the Camosun population. I can only surmise that my wisdom, lacking peer in our halls, has fallen on ears both few […]

Calculated Thought: Examining Canada’s legal marijuana market

October 4, 2017 by Sean Annable, contributing writer  
Filed under October 4, 2017, Columns

July 1, 2018 could mark the first day that adult Canadians will be able walk into a storefront and purchase cannabis legally, without a prescription. Governments, industry leaders, and the finance and economics folks are trying to figure out what the recreational marijuana industry in Canada is going to look like. Of course, the accountants […]

What’s Going On: October 4 to 17, 2017

October 4, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under October 4, 2017, Arts

Until Saturday, October 14 Down the drain Langham Court Theatre is presenting its newest play, Girl in the Goldfish Bowl, until October 14. The play is about a 10-year old girl, her goldfish, and how she deals with her parents’ deteriorating marriage. As a bonus, check out a group art exhibit up at Langham Court […]

25 Years Ago in Nexus: October 4, 2017 issue

October 4, 2017 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under October 4, 2017, Views

You should have seen the men’s: Our October 5, 1992 issue had a letter from Camosun student Shelley Evans bemoaning the state of the women’s bathrooms. “Rolls of toilet tissue were strewn haphazardly over the floor leaving nothing resembling paper to be had… The counters were thick with floating debris and dripping onto a sopping […]

Tei Shi uses knowledge gained from the road on new album

October 4, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under October 4, 2017, Arts

Musicians are constantly on the move when they’re on tour. But Valerie Teicher—who goes by the name Tei Shi and is touring in support of her latest album, Crawl Space—has conquered the turbulence of the road. Teicher—who was born in Buenos Aires, moved to Vancouver when she was younger, and now lives in New York—says […]

Harry offers unique perspective on dogs’ lives

October 4, 2017 by Jennifer Wyatt, contributing writer  
Filed under October 4, 2017, Arts

Chris Czajkowski’s new book, Harry: A Wilderness Dog Saga, surprised me with every turn of its pages. I’m not a huge fan of dogs in general, but when I started to read the book, I quickly felt like I was reading something out of the excellent Redwall series by Brian Jacques. Harry is told from […]

News Briefs: October 4, 2017 issue

October 4, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor and Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under October 4, 2017, News

Student society to hold vigil The Camosun College Student Society will hold the Sisters in Spirit vigil commemorating missing and murdered indigenous women on Wednesday, October 4. The vigil will take place at 12 pm at Lansdowne in Na’Tsa’Maht and at 4 pm at Interurban beside the pole in the main courtyard. Four Camosun student […]

Unpacking the Bags: The challenge of finding a job

October 4, 2017 by  
Filed under October 4, 2017, Columns

Finding a job is one of the biggest concerns for international students. Some of us are not comfortable speaking another language in a work environment, where your performance and relationships with co-workers and customers are evaluated. Here’s a tip that I can give you if you are afraid of facing a job interview: try a […]

Camosun president visits Arusha Technical College in Tanzania

October 4, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under October 4, 2017, News

Education is about people, and Camosun College president Sherri Bell says her recent trip to Arusha, Tanzania highlighted that. Bell spent a week at Arusha Technical College (ATC) this past summer; Camosun and ATC are working together in creating and expanding a Pipe Works, Oil and Gas Engineering diploma program. “Any time I travel anywhere, […]

The Good Soldier Schweik examines Czech survivalist mentality through Brechtian lens

October 4, 2017 by Aaron Stefik, contributing writer  
Filed under October 4, 2017, Arts

Developed and staged in Toronto in the late ’60s and early ’70s, Michael John Nimchuk’s stage adaptation of Jaroslav Hašek’s legendary Czech novel The Good Soldier Schweik hasn’t been performed a lot since then, especially around these parts. But now, director Don Keith and his team have welcomed the challenge of bringing this lesser-known work […]

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