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October 7, 2015

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The Functional Traveller: The sound of silence (is too loud)

October 20, 2015 by Sera Down, contributing writer  
Filed under October 7, 2015, Columns

The invention of the modern dorm (or party-house, depending on how you view it) has mostly curbed the amount of contact necessary between normal society and the rowdy youth. Some schools, like Camosun, still have not adopted the dormitory model of student housing, whether it be due to financial or social reasons. For Josai International […]

New Music Revue: Quiet Parade shows off their strong points

October 20, 2015 by Adam Boyle, contributing writer  
Filed under October 7, 2015, Arts

Quiet Parade Quiet Parade (Independent) 3/5 Each song on the second album from Halifax indie rockers Quiet Parade is full of deep guitar riffs and fierce percussion. The instruments run together flawlessly, with some songs whisking my mind away to happier times. “Running Out of Time” is an ideal example of this chemistry: the song […]

25 Years Ago In Nexus: October 7, 2015

October 19, 2015 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under October 7, 2015, Columns

Did you know we are turning 25 this year? That’s right: the very first issue of Nexus, known back then as The Nexus, appeared on stands around Camosun in September 1990. So we’re relaunching our 20 Years Ago column as 25 Years Ago and starting back at the beginning… Changing attitudes: In the editor’s letter […]

New Music Revue: Paper Beat Scissors’ hobo electro needs more electro

October 19, 2015 by Adam Djilali, contributing writer  
Filed under October 7, 2015, Arts

Paper Beat Scissors Go On (Forward Music Group) 3/5 Halifax-based Tim Crabtree’s second effort under the Paper Beat Scissors name is a worthwhile listen for melancholic flannel-wearers and timid vagabonds alike. He describes his music as “hobo electro,” and although the hobo aspect is definitely believable, I wish more of the latter could have been […]

Lit Matters: Haruki Murakami’s fusion fiction

October 16, 2015 by Keagan Hawthorne, contributing writer  
Filed under October 7, 2015, Columns

“The good thing about writing books is that you can dream while you are awake,” Japanese author Haruki Murakami once said. Murakami’s books, often featuring a dream-like blend of realism and surrealism, have sold millions of copies worldwide and made Murakami a literary superstar in his native Japan. But the literary life came as a […]

Camosun alumnus Kate Rooper writes young-adult novel

October 16, 2015 by Aidan Ehrenberg-Smith, contributing writer  
Filed under October 7, 2015, Arts

Camosun alumnus Kate Rooper has done many things so far in her life. She’s a blogger, a former fashion model, and a self-proclaimed “crappy part-time employee,” and right now she’s focused on her new young adult novel, Jane Unwrapped, which she co-wrote with her sister Leah. But her road to success began in a very different […]

New play combines Batman and Downton Abbey at Craigdarroch Castle

October 15, 2015 by Alyssa Koehler, contributing writer  
Filed under October 7, 2015, Arts

  The Lord of Misrule and his psychotic henchmen have taken you and the staff of Arkenham Abbey, an insane asylum in the English countryside, hostage. Your only hope for escape is the Knight Watchman, with whom the asylum inmates have demanded a meeting. As a dedicated foe of all criminals, you can be sure […]

Know Your Profs: Chris Ayles marks hard for a reason

October 14, 2015 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under October 7, 2015, Campus

Know Your Profs is an ongoing series of profiles on the instructors at Camosun College. Do you have an instructor that you want to see interviewed in the paper? Maybe you want to know more about one of your teachers, but you’re too busy, or shy, to ask? Email editor@nexusnewspaper.com and we’ll add your instructor […]

New Music Revue: Long Distance Runners deliver eccentric indie rock

October 14, 2015 by Jake Wyatt, contributing writer  
Filed under October 7, 2015, Arts

Long Distance Runners Elements (Independent) 3/5 Elements, the third album from Newfoundland rockers Long Distance Runners, blends folk, country, psychedelic, and classic rock sounds. The band delivers unique arrangements of guitar, bass, and percussion with synth and horns, creating a very eccentric sonic landscape. The punchy bass lines and shimmering guitar leads take centre stage: […]

Camosun College students aim for refugee-sponsorship program

October 14, 2015 by Sarah Vowles, contributing writer  
Filed under October 7, 2015, Campus

World University Service of Canada (WUSC), a student-based and student-run non-governmental organization that has a chapter operating out of Camosun College, is hoping to start a refugee-sponsorship program through an official Camosun student refugee program. The program would place a sponsored refugee student at Camosun College. “Sixty-one schools across Canada already fund this program,” says […]

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