Thursday, June 29, 2017

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Open Space: Student group should not have apologized over Lou Reed song

June 14, 2017 by Mason Hendricks, web editor  
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The Central Student Association student group at Ontario’s University of Guelph recently found themselves in the spotlight over an apology they issued for playing a transphobic song at an event on campus. The problem is, the song’s not transphobic. The cut in question is Lou Reed’s 1972 classic “Walk on the Wild Side.” Several students […]

Open Space: BCFS justified in holding Camosun student fees from CFS

June 14, 2017 by Elias Orrego, contributing writer  
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The British Columbia Federation of Students (BCFS) is totally justified in withholding $200,000 of Camosun College students’ Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) fees. Our cover story in our last issue made public the fact that your CFS fees, collected by the Camosun College Student Society (CCSS), aren’t going to the CFS, as the CCSS claims […]

Open Space: Bill C-45 a step in the right direction

May 17, 2017 by Mason Hendricks, web editor  
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The Canadian federal government announced earlier this year that they would pass new legislation by June 2018 that will regulate, control, and tax the sale of cannabis from authorized distributors. Decriminalization laws allowing for the personal recreational use of cannabis will also be put into effect, allowing a person to carry no more than 30 […]

Open Space: It’s time for the Liberals to start listening

May 17, 2017 by Mason Hendricks, web editor  
Filed under May 17, 2017, Views

As an avid Green Party supporter, I do not regret my decision to vote for them in the recent provincial election, even if our lack of support for the NDP is what edged the Liberals into a possible majority victory. I don’t support the policies of the Liberal party, but at the same time I […]

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 […]

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