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Lit Matters: Yukio Mishima finds true beauty

October 6, 2015 by Keagan Hawthorne, contributing writer  
Filed under September 23, 2015, Columns

“True beauty is something that attacks, overpowers, robs, and finally destroys,” wrote Yukio Mishima, a Japanese author who is as famous for his death at age 45 as he is for his prodigious literary output. It is hard to overstate the expanse of Mishima’s life. Considered the most important Japanese author of the 20th century, […]

Know Your Profs: Camosun political science instructor Mona Brash gets students politicized

October 5, 2015 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under September 23, 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 […]

Art gallery exhibit looks at the lives of Chinese literati

October 2, 2015 by Jayden Grieve, contributing writer  
Filed under September 23, 2015, Arts

Our city, relative to its size, has long had an incredible variety of opportunities for its residents to take in many forms of cultural expression; the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (AGGV) has been a constant provider of these chances. One of the AGGV’s current exhibits, Treasures of the Chinese Scholar’s Studio, promises to uphold […]

Open Space: Anti-choice shames women into motherhood

October 1, 2015 by Rebecca Davies, contributing writer  
Filed under September 23, 2015, Views

I hovered over an ominous white stick last weekend: something so small and simple; something that could change the course of my life in a moment. As I watched a faded pink line appear, I wondered if I had the strength to walk past protestors shaming my choices over my own body. (By the way, […]

25 years ago in Nexus: September 23, 2015

September 30, 2015 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under September 23, 2015, Columns

Did you know we are celebrating our 25th anniversary this year? The first issue of Nexus, known back then as The Nexus, came out in September 1990; we’re relaunching the 20 Years Ago column as 25 Years Ago to celebrate. Commenters anonymous: Our September 19, 1990 issue was our second issue, and in it we […]

Camosun deals with Adult Basic Education changes

September 29, 2015 by Rachael Grant, contributing writer  
Filed under September 23, 2015, Campus

With the school year now in full swing, Camosun College campuses are back to being busy and lively. But for some students, particularly those looking to access Adult Basic Education (ABE), this September might be a bit different. The Camosun College Student Society (CCSS) is expressing concern over recent changes to how students can access […]

The Functional Traveller: Organized chaos

September 28, 2015 by Sera Down, contributing writer  
Filed under September 23, 2015, Columns

We’re all familiar with the saying, “Packed like a can of sardines.” I myself have certainly used this phrase before but, admittedly, living amongst the diluted populace of Victoria, have not truly experienced any situation near claustrophobic. A crowded Victorian bus often constitutes several people standing metres apart while four people accommodate an eight-person bench […]

News Briefs: September 23, 2015 issue

September 28, 2015 by Pascale Archibald, student editor  
Filed under September 23, 2015, News

Camosun board gets new chair The Camosun College board of governors recently elected Russ Lazaruk as board chair. Lazaruk has been a member of the college’s board since 2011, and has served as vice chair since 2014. He is also a member of the audit, finance, external relations, and executive committees. He succeeds Marilyn Pattison, […]

Weekend of films at local theatre highlights indigenous voices

September 25, 2015 by Alyssa Koehler, contributing writer  
Filed under September 23, 2015, Arts

After the popularity of the indigenous film program at the 2015 Victoria Film Festival (VFF), The Vic Theatre decided it was time to bring Victoria audiences an international series of films by indigenous filmmakers. So, that’s exactly what will happen from September 27 to 29 at The Vic. The three-day event puts the spotlight on […]

Camosun College receives government funding for aboriginal services

September 24, 2015 by Pascale Archibald, student editor  
Filed under September 23, 2015, News

Correction: An earlier version of this story had the Camosun College Student Society’s Andrea Eggenberger saying this funding was related to the federal Truth & Reconciliation Commission, which it is not. We apologize for the mistake. The Ministry of Advanced Education recently announced a $3.7-million investment toward the creation of a more welcoming learning environment […]

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