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September 9, 2015

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Charles Tolman explores the history of water in Victoria

September 22, 2015 by Pascale Archibald, student editor  
Filed under September 9, 2015, Life

Victoria has one of the most secure water systems in North America. It is also one of only five North American cities that actually controls its water supply’s entire watershed (Victoria gets its water from Sooke Lake). Charles Tolman, a writer and retired academic, is more than happy to talk about those things. Tolman has […]

In Search of Lost Time: Consent conversations

September 21, 2015 by Rachael Grant, Camosun College Women’s Center  
Filed under September 9, 2015, Columns

If you’ve never heard of Laci Green, then, well, we kind of wonder where you’ve been. Green is a popular YouTube vlogger who describes herself as a “sex education activist,” based in the San Francisco Bay Area. And we’re bringing her to town. Let face it, folks: sex is and always will be cool. The […]

Open Space: The joys of being naked

September 21, 2015 by Keagan Hawthorne, contributing writer  
Filed under September 9, 2015, Views

I recently got myself a “plus” membership to the downtown Y. The quiet change room has a hot tub, steam room, and sauna. Men linger after swimming or working out to catch up on news and gossip, quietly relax, or read the paper. There is a sense of unhurried ease, and there are bodies of […]

Lit Matters: The numinous everyday of Marilynne Robinson

September 18, 2015 by Keagan Hawthorne, contributing writer  
Filed under September 9, 2015, Columns

“There are a thousand thousand reasons to live this life, everyone of them sufficient,” wrote Marilynne Robinson, who has been called one of America’s finest living writers, despite having only published four novels in the last 35 years. Robinson’s novels are themselves good reasons to be alive. Using prose that is graceful and light, she […]

The Functional Traveller: Turbulence before takeoff

September 18, 2015 by Sera Down, contributing writer  
Filed under September 9, 2015, Columns

This is the debut of a new column in which Camosun student Sera Down chronicles her adventures as a student in Japan. There is something to be said of the Type A personality. When it comes to preparing for an extended stint at university in a foreign country, these individuals excel. Their list of necessities […]

New Music Revue: Raccoon Bandit

September 17, 2015 by Matt O’Connor, contributing writer  
Filed under September 9, 2015, Arts

Raccoon Bandit Close Your Eyes (Independent) 3.5/5 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island indie rockers Raccoon Bandit’s second album, Close Your Eyes, is well worth checking out. Unlike many indie-rock bands, whose sounds meld together into a wave of redundancy, this band is unique. “Searcher Song” is a particularly noteworthy track that very wisely opens the album […]

Know Your Profs: Camosun geography instructor Hilary Sandford swears with conviction… off the clock

September 16, 2015 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under September 9, 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 […]

Camosun’s Mechanical Engineering Showcase returns

September 15, 2015 by Pascale Archibald, student editor  
Filed under September 9, 2015, Campus

No one would expect the bust or hardcover book sitting on a fireplace mantel as being anything other than what they appear to be. And if you’re thinking secret-passageway triggers, I would say you’ve read a few too many spy novels in your time. But while secret passageways seem to exist solely in works of […]

25 Years ago in Nexus: September 9, 2015 issue

September 14, 2015 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under September 9, 2015, Columns

Did you know we just turned 25? 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 the popular 20 Years Ago column as 25 Years Ago and starting back at the beginning… CCSS and CFS union begins: A news […]

News Briefs: September 9, 2015 issue

September 14, 2015 by Pascale Archibald, student editor  
Filed under September 9, 2015, News

Wi-fi issues? Camosun College’s Information Technology Services would like to remind all Camosun students to reset their passwords to get on Camosun’s wi-fi. To do so, visit the library or computer lab, or go to password.camosun.ca. If you’re a new student, the default is your birthday in this format: mmddyy. Good luck! Good things happen […]

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