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25 Years Ago in Nexus: January 10, 2018 issue

January 8, 2018 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
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Student Society goodwill: In our January 11, 1993 issue, the story “Food bank update” talked about the food bank program run by the Camosun College Student Society (CCSS). Through the program, the CCSS collected over $4,000 in donations of food and cash, which they distributed through hampers to students in need. And the goodwill didn’t […]

Open Space: Modern capitalism is an oppressive lie

January 8, 2018 by Jayden Grieve, contributing writer  
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Oppression is a limiting of options. This exists as an alternative to freedom, which can be seen as a de-limitation of options. Now, we are all well aware of the classic forms of oppression, most notably totalitarianism, but what should be brought to the forefront of our thoughts is a much more subtle malignancy. Modern […]

25 Years Ago in Nexus: November 29, 2017 issue

November 29, 2017 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
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Still wasting after all these years: An editorial in our November 30, 1992 issue lamented finding paper in garbage cans on campus. Amazingly, all these years later, that problem persists (Nexus staffers have been spotted elbow-deep pulling paper out of garbage cans). One would hope that things are getting better. Right? Right. Now, if anyone […]

Open Space: Camosun instructors need to stop relying on the internet

November 29, 2017 by Cindy Peckham, ontributing writer  
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Why are Camosun teachers telling students to go look on Google or lynda.com for answers to questions raised in the classroom? I decided to forego places like lynda.com in favour of a formal education. I took the plunge and, like many students, I’m going into debt to the tune of almost $5,000 per semester to […]

Open Space: Logic must always prevail

November 15, 2017 by Jayden Grieve, contributing writer  
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In an argument, a participant puts forward evidence as proof of their point. In theory. Today, many arguments are made poorly, appearing as a Swiss cheese of logical fallacies. Some, like an ad hominem argument—aimed to discredit the arguer and not their points—are put forward maliciously in an attempt to win the argument through chicanery, […]

25 Years Ago in Nexus: November 15, 2017 issue

November 15, 2017 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
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Fire hits Interurban: Our November 16, 1992 issue had a story about a fire that destroyed the carpentry shop in Interurban’s Drysdale Building. The fire happened in the early morning hours of Wednesday, November 4, and, unfortunately, firefighters didn’t get to the scene as quickly as they could have, as the alarm that went off […]

25 Years Ago in Nexus

November 1, 2017 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
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Evans’ re-election dreams shot down: Looks like the ongoing saga of impeached Camosun College Student Society (CCSS) director of campus communications Eugene Evans ends here: our November 2, 1992 issue reported on the CCSS election in which Evans was running to get re-elected into the position he had been recently impeached from; Evans didn’t get […]

Open Space: Students can benefit from driving

November 1, 2017 by Liam Turner, contributing writer  
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Public transportation in Victoria is decent, but life is way easier for students once they get a car. Transit here is better than it is in many small towns all over Canada, where there might only be one dilapidated 1960s bus running from 8 am to 5 pm, but it has a long way to […]

25 Years Ago in Nexus: October 18, 2017 issue

October 18, 2017 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
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Levi Guy’s romance continues: If you’ve been reading this column for the past few issues, you know all about the Levi Guy romance (if not, head over to nexusnewspaper.com and scan our last few issues to figure out what we’re talking about). I’m very happy to report that the meeting in the caf was a […]

Open Space: Don’t let paranoia ruin Halloween

October 18, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
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Remember Halloween? It was that holiday that every kid looked forward to because they wanted candy; it was the holiday that every parent looked forward to because dressing your kid up and taking them trick-or-treating was fun. So when did we as a society become so paranoid and lazy? I live in a historically busy […]

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