Thursday, June 27, 2019


Open Space: BC government finally cracking down on post-secondary money laundering

June 12, 2019 by Varunjot Singh, contributing writer  
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The BC government has identified post-secondary as a vulnerable sector for money laundering and are asking institutions such as Camosun College to put measures in place to prevent money laundering. It’s about time. Around $7.4 billion in cash was laundered in British Columbia in 2018, according to a report by a panel of experts led […]

Open Space: The reality of rentals in Victoria

May 15, 2019 by Cody Avitan, contributing writer  
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Finding affordable rental prices in Victoria is like sticking your hand into a beehive hoping to get honey without getting stung. Unfortunately, you are going to get stung. Most people are still picking high-rental-price stingers out of their fingers while continuing their search for affordability. All you have to do is sneak between the stingers […]

25 Years Ago in Nexus: April 3, 2019 issue

April 3, 2019 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
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Taking Nexus to task: Our April 5, 1994 issue featured several letters to the editor, none of which had many good things to say about us. We were accused of “irresponsible journalism,” told we had a “misleading article” in the previous issue, and were labelled “consistently conservative and predictable.” Ouch. Get corporations off campus: Incoming […]

Open Space: Students need to stop relying on caffeine

April 3, 2019 by Xannia Wagner, contributing writer  
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Coffee—ah, that all-powerful six-letter word. What sort of thoughts does that word conjure? Maybe you’re an avid coffee drinker, maybe you engage with it a bit, or maybe you don’t drink it at all. Regardless, it’s still one of the most talked-about beverages for students. After all, what other legal substance can keep you going […]

Open Space: Meditation should be part of post-secondary

March 20, 2019 by Katie Mondey, contributing writer  
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I once did a 10-day silent meditation retreat: no internet, talking, reading, writing, working out, or even making eye contact with other people. No nothing—just sitting in meditation all day for 10 straight days. It was absolutely the longest 10 days of my life. But I realized something very important: wanting to escape from the […]

25 Years Ago in Nexus: March 20, 2019 issue

March 20, 2019 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
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The ones we didn’t run were worse: When you see a headline that says “Are there limits to political correctness?” on a newspaper from 1994, with an accompanying photo of a man dressed up in a skirt with a “Miss Camosun” sash over his torso, you think, uh-oh, this one hasn’t aged well. But most […]

Open Space: Nicole Arbour needs to learn the difference between satire and stupidity

March 6, 2019 by Jessica Ho, contributing writer  
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You might recognize Nicole Arbour’s name from the viral 2015 YouTube video “Dear Fat People,” or one of her countless other filmed rants, such as “Dear Black People,” “Dear Feminists,” “Dear Sluts,” “Dear Refugees,” or myriad other distasteful videos created by the Canadian comic and YouTube star.  Just when we thought that she couldn’t go […]

25 Years Ago in Nexus: March 6, 2019 issue

March 6, 2019 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
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You can make a difference: Our March 7, 1994 issue featured the story “Camosun student instrumental in addressing access issues,” which, you guessed it, profiled a Camosun student, Susan Anderson, who helped get some changes taken care of at the college. Anderson, who was in a wheelchair, noticed the college wasn’t opening some of its […]

Open Space: Instructors need to rethink group projects

February 20, 2019 by Emily Welch, contributing writer  
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What do you feel when an instructor says the words “group project”? Almost everyone who reads this will get the image in their head of the pit that starts forming in their stomach, and the fear, irritation, and dismay that follow soon after. All because of group projects. We all know what happens: whether we […]

25 Years Ago in Nexus: February 20, 2019 issue

February 20, 2019 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
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Gettin’ political: We recently published a feature story exploring the lack of student involvement in politics at Camosun; our February 21, 1994 issue proved that there are times when Camosun students are indeed very involved. The story “Women’s march not just a second wave of feminism” reported on a protest where students marched through Lansdowne […]

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