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Local escape room thoughtful fun

October 5, 2016 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under October 5, 2016, Life

Escape rooms—sometimes known as prison rooms—are a relatively new form of entertainment, having risen to popularity in the last decade. The goal is exactly as the name implies: to get out of the room that you find yourself stuck in. A vast majority of escape rooms centre on solving puzzles and using logic to ultimately […]

Great Canadian Beer Festival fantastic thanks to beer, beer, and more beer

September 21, 2016 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under September 21, 2016, Life

As a 19-year-old student, the prospect of being able to attend a festival focused around beer was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. I had never been to a festival of any kind until now; the Great Canadian Beer Festival could not have been a better entrance into this world. After I arrived, I fumbled […]

Social Media Camp teaches more than marketing

April 30, 2016 by Mikayla Russell, contributing writer  
Filed under Life, Web Exclusive

Attention marketing, communication, and social-media fans: Social Media Camp is coming soon. Co-Producer Paul Holmes started doing events based around website software WordPress in 2008, and things have been going strong since. “We ended up running those for five years,” he says. “People were very interested in what was happening with WordPress.” The strong interest […]

Newcomer LANtasy fills gap in Victoria’s convention scene

March 2, 2016 by Jayden Grieve, contributing writer  
Filed under March 2, 2016, Life

The past 12 months have been tough for the Victoria convention scene. GottaCon announced in July that their most recent convention would be their last; in October, IFCon was cancelled abruptly only days before it was to happen. But a new event has sprung up to fill in some of the gaps left behind by […]

Ice Bears and Islands presentation inspires

February 21, 2016 by Oriana Smy, contributing writer  
Filed under Arts, Life, Web Exclusive

The presentation Ice Bears and Islands took place at the Roxy Theatre on Friday night; the night described what started as a dream of adventure guide Jamie Sharp. The journey discussed was born in the summer of 2009 when he took a job as a kayak guide in Norway. He heard about an archipelago made up of four […]

Local author examines The Butchart Gardens’ hidden history

February 17, 2016 by Alexis Koome, contributing writer  
Filed under February 17, 2016, Arts, Life

Residents of Victoria are all too familiar with The Butchart Gardens. It’s one of our more well-known claims to fame; it’s also widely known that beneath the beautiful and blossoming landscape lies a historic tale, although the details of the tale are unknown to many. This uncertainty is precisely what prompted University of Victoria professor […]

Bungy Jump for a Cause strips stigma, clothes for charity

February 3, 2016 by Oriana Smy, contributing writer  
Filed under February 3, 2016, Life

“I’m terrified and nervous and excited all at the same time,” says Emma De Vynck, who is doing her University of Victoria Social Work practicum through the British Columbia Schizophrenic Society (BCSS). De Vynck will be one of 160 people jumping naked in the 10th annual Bungy Jump for a Cause fundraising event, which is […]

Gamers excited about 2016 releases

January 20, 2016 by Tabitha Ross, contributing writer  
Filed under January 20, 2016, Life

2016 is set to be a huge year for exciting video games, with big-name sequels such as Final Fantasy XV, Street Fighter V, and Mass Effect: Andromeda hitting shelves. Down at Hang & Play Video Games, store owner Adrian McBurney is hearing a lot of excitement from his customers, including much talk about a new […]

Stewed rabbits, mermaid hair, and lost U-Passes: Nexus’ 2015

January 6, 2016 by Nexus staff and writers  
Filed under January 6, 2016, Life

To help ring in the new year, we gathered a bunch of Nexus writers and picked their brains about what their favourite things of 2015 were. Enjoy! Pascale Archibald student editor 1. Jokes from my one-and-a-half-year-old niece 2. My adorable cat, who I rescued in January of this year 3. Finding out my sister’s pregnant […]

Naughty-but-nice Cheesecakes return to melt icy hearts with holiday performance

December 2, 2015 by Alyssa Koehler, contributing writer  
Filed under December 2, 2015, Life

Have you been naughty or nice this year? Why not both? The Cheesecake Burlesque Revue are going to prove it’s possible to be both as they shimmy on stage on December 5 for their annual Naughty but Nice Peepshow. The 11-member troupe have been performing various takes on burlesque since 2006;  The Naughty but Nice […]

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