Monday, October 23, 2017

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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 […]

Open Space: Camosun needs to abolish its registration deposit

October 4, 2017 by Quinn Hiebert, contributing writer  
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As I pondered what bills I shouldn’t pay this month in order to pay Camosun’s $175 registration deposit—which is $1,000 for international students—I wondered why students have to pay a deposit at all. In terms of fees, it’s relatively small—some might even say unimportant. But to the hopeful and financially destitute student, Camosun might as […]

25 Years Ago in Nexus: October 4, 2017 issue

October 4, 2017 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
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You should have seen the men’s: Our October 5, 1992 issue had a letter from Camosun student Shelley Evans bemoaning the state of the women’s bathrooms. “Rolls of toilet tissue were strewn haphazardly over the floor leaving nothing resembling paper to be had… The counters were thick with floating debris and dripping onto a sopping […]

Open Space: Dimensions of North Korean threat grossly misinterpreted

September 20, 2017 by Aaron Stefik, contributing writer  
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Much has been written and said about the international crisis which at current looms large over the Korean peninsula, greater Southeast Asia, and, indeed, the world, and much more will have been said before this editorial even reaches print. Most of it will be inaccurate, or at the very least, reinterpreted beyond all real meaning. […]

25 Years Ago in Nexus: September 20, 2017 issue

September 20, 2017 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
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The Levi Guy strikes back:  Last time around in this column, we talked about a classified ad that had been placed by someone looking for the dude in “tight Levis” who had lent the writer, who went by the name of L.B., some money at the college. Much to our delight, The Levi Guy responded […]

Open Space: Camosun needs to work on smart city concepts

September 5, 2017 by Lynn Wohlgemuth, contributing writer  
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Camosun College and the City of Victoria are way off base when it comes to smart city concepts. A smart city brings together a wide range of digital technologies to transform social and working spaces, quality of life, and community services. There are many initiatives that contribute to a smart city concept, each using different […]

25 Years Ago in Nexus: September 5, 2017 issue

September 5, 2017 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
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Define “tight”: Our September 8, 1992 issue started that semester off with a bang, as an ad in our classifieds section proves. “To the guy in the tight Levis who lent me $10 at Registration; I’d like to pay you back. Let’s meet. L.B.” Okay, serious request now that I’m finished snorting coffee out my […]

Open Space: Victoria needs a light-rail system

August 16, 2017 by Mason Hendricks, web editor  
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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  
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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 […]

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