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Open Space: Don’t let motion M-103 limit free speech

March 29, 2017 by Thomas Busteed, contributing writer  
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In the wake of anti-Islamophobia motion M-103, put forward by Liberal MP Iqra Khalid, I myself now put forward two questions. The first: why do we pay our politicians to discuss and pass motions that accomplish nothing? The second is a bit more pessimistic: is there a need for our government to openly condemn intolerance? […]

25 Years Ago in Nexus: March 29, 2017 issue

March 29, 2017 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
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CFS controversy begins: Back in 1992, the Camosun College Student Society was talking about joining the Canadian Federation of Students; Camosun students did end up voting to join the national student organization. Letter-writer Chris Conway wrote in our March 30, 1992 issue, “What benefit is membership in the Canadian Federation of Students?” Interestingly, we ran […]

25 Years Ago in Nexus

March 15, 2017 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
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A conspiracy theory worth considering: We asked students what they thought about student loans in Speak Up in our March 16, 1992 issue. Responses were as you may expect, although one stands out: Camosun student Jason Crockett told us, “I think it is an evil plot by the government to reduce the population of the […]

Open Space: The disciplines need to stop alienating with language

March 15, 2017 by Jayden Grieve, contributing writer  
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Science has its own language; for those who wish to become its children, that quickly becomes apparent. This sentiment really applies to almost every profession, hobby, and social scene. The language of business, the language of art: these allow for the conversation to deepen and, within a very specific scope, become easier. The problem with […]

Open Space: Canadians must welcome Syrian refugees

March 1, 2017 by Kennidy Anderson, contributing writer  
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Unless you’re an Australopithecine living in Eastern Africa, you’re an immigrant, which is something that I like to remind those who are against welcoming Syrian refugees into Canada. According to the federal government, Canada has resettled 40,081 Syrian refugees within its borders as of January 29, 2017. My only question is this: where are the […]

25 Years Ago in Nexus

March 1, 2017 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
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Now that’s a letter to the editor: We mentioned our columnist Alakson Snow recently here in 25 Years Ago in In Nexus; Snow is the pen name of someone who wrote opinion pieces for us a quarter-century back. These days, we don’t allow writers to hide behind fake names, but we did then, much to […]

25 Years Ago in Nexus: February 15, 2017 issue

February 15, 2017 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
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Clip-art catastrophe: The story “Lead in Carey water exceeds acceptable limits” in our February 17, 1992 issue talked about how water in the now-defunct Camosun Carey Road campus had lead concentrations that were higher than they should have been. That’s no surprise for buildings of a certain vintage, but what was surprising was our rather […]

Open Space: Excess consumption must stop

February 15, 2017 by Jayden Grieve, contributing writer  
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Materiality is a spectre, possessing our body without our knowledge, causing us pain that we think we are enjoying. There are things—physical things—that we need; there is nothing wrong with a certain amount of possessions. What is wrong is when the volume of one’s possessions begins to fill their mortal glass until their cup runneth […]

Open Space: Pronoun usage shouldn’t trample freedom of speech

February 1, 2017 by Thomas Busteed, contributing writer  
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“Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction”—powerful words once uttered by Ronald Reagan. And these words could not strike truer in recent days, as freedom of speech is under fire in academia. We live in a world where we are no longer man and woman, but man, […]

25 Years in Nexus: February 1, 2017 issue

February 1, 2017 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
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That’s one way to get the message across: The story “Tuition freeze unlikely” in our February 3, 1992 issue talked about how Tom Perry, who was the provincial minister of advanced education at the time, had recently visited Camosun College. The Camosun College Student Society, unhappy at the state of tuition, gave Perry a little […]

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