Thursday, August 24, 2017

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Open Space: Victoria needs a light-rail system

August 16, 2017 by Mason Hendricks, web editor  
Filed under August 16, 2017, Views

If you’ve spent any time at all in the Capital Regional District, you are quite familiar with just how bad the southern island’s traffic congestion issues really are. The region’s population is rapidly growing, and, according to census data, the population of metro Victoria exceeded the national growth rate over the last five years. So […]

Open Space: Marijuana should not be legalized for recreational use

July 11, 2017 by Elias Orrego, contributing writer  
Filed under July 12, 2017, Views

Marijuana should not be legalized in BC for recreational use because of the associated health and safety risks. Medicinal marijuana has been recognized and legalized in BC for its health benefits; its effectiveness in pain relief, without the side effects from commonly used prescription pain medication like morphine, is invaluable. The budding gold mine has […]

Open Space: In memory of Christine Archibald

July 11, 2017 by Aaron Stefik, contributing writer  
Filed under July 12, 2017, Views

I’ve sat myself down to write about my brush with the life of Christine Archibald on many occasions since her murder on June 3. This one I’m writing today, precisely a month after that day, comes by way of apology as much as in remembrance, although in one fashion at least it is fitting: the […]

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

June 14, 2017 by Elias Orrego, contributing writer  
Filed under June 14, 2017, Views

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  
Filed under May 17, 2017, Views

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  
Filed under March 29, 2017, Views

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  
Filed under March 29, 2017, Views

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  
Filed under March 15, 2017, Views

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  
Filed under March 15, 2017, Views

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 […]

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