Sunday, December 17, 2017

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Open Space: Dimensions of North Korean threat grossly misinterpreted

September 20, 2017 by Aaron Stefik, contributing writer  
Filed under September 20, 2017, Views

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  
Filed under September 20, 2017, Views

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  
Filed under September 5, 2017, Views

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  
Filed under September 5, 2017, Views

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  
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 […]

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