Thursday, June 27, 2019

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Open Space: We have to stop driving cars, before it’s too late

February 6, 2019 by Johnny Frem, contributing writer  
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A First Nations perspective on sustainability suggests looking ahead seven generations. But we might not have time for that: maybe we could just look ahead a few years. On this planet of finite resources it has become suddenly urgent to consider our current unsustainable path. The most recent report of the International Intergovernmental Panel on […]

25 Years Ago in Nexus

February 6, 2019 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
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Shack attack: If you’ve ever wondered exactly what’s on the trails north of Lansdowne campus, a story from our February 7, 1994 issue might interest you. The piece “All good things must come to an end” showed a photo of a shack with a “keep out” construction sign on it, saying, “A crudely constructed plywood […]

25 Years Ago in Nexus: January 23, 2019 issue

January 23, 2019 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
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Piercing pondering: Our January 24, 1994 issue featured writer Shelley Evans’ thoughts on piercing, which was really taking off at the time. The Excrementia Factorum column had Evans opining on clitoris piercing (“The only reason I can think of is the little bell locates you in the woods late at night when you’re camping.”) and […]

Open Space: Discrimination based on beauty needs to end

January 7, 2019 by Jayden Grieve, contributing writer  
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There is a great unacknowledged movement of oppression in our culture. Our society’s focus on the visual appeal of people is harmful, unethical, and represents a little-discussed form of discrimination.  Various aspects of our culture perpetuate an obsession with beauty: clothing and makeup brands, the media and its celebrity culture. Ideals of beauty are crammed […]

25 Years Ago in Nexus: January 7, 2019 issue

January 7, 2019 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
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Getting a rise out of fee raises: Writer Shelley Evans lamented the state of being a student in our January 10, 1994 issue, talking about the financial strain of those attending Camosun. In particular, Evans pointed out the raising of the Canadian Federation of Students fees that Camosun students were paying at the time. Speaking […]

25 Years Ago in Nexus: November 21, 2018 issue

November 21, 2018 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
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Flyer friction: We did a cover story on feminism at Camosun back in August of this year, but it’s been a hot topic on campus for a long time. Athena Tupaatsch wrote in a letter to the editor in our November 29, 1993 issue that the Camosun College Student Society’s “women’s centre has done me […]

Open Space: Stop being so sensitive about ghosting

November 21, 2018 by Mandy Barber, contributing writer  
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People take offense too easily, especially over texts. The one thing people really seem to take offense to is when their texts go unanswered or ignored, or when they get ghosted. You’ve been ghosted when you’ve been communicating with another person over text, email, or social media and they don’t respond to one of your […]

Open Space: You are not a slave to your job

November 7, 2018 by Jayden Grieve, contributing writer  
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Despite any superficial vision or mission statements, the natural law of a corporation is that it must make as much money for its shareholders as it possibly can, by any means necessary. Often this takes the form of a charade of corporate responsibility in order to deceive customers, suppliers, and employees into believing that the […]

25 Years Ago in Nexus: November 7, 2018

November 7, 2018 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
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Revisiting repairs: The story “Dawson Building to be replaced—again” in our November 15, 1993 issue talked about how Camosun was hoping to go ahead with a total rebuild of the Dawson Building. Somehow, I just want to make a joke about how in 2018 students still can’t walk all the way around the Young Building, […]

25 Years Ago in Nexus: October 24, 2018 issue

October 24, 2018 by Greg Pratt. managing editor  
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If they only knew then: Our November 1, 1993 issue featured a story talking about how the Camosun College Student Society (CCSS) recently approved a Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) fee increase. The CCSS had recently joined the national student organization; the CFS expelled the CCSS from the CFS in 2018 after ongoing tensions over […]

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