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Canadians should work toward inclusion, not separation

December 18, 2017 by Cindy Peckham, web writer  
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It seems the powers that be have succeeded in erasing Canada’s diverse identity and left her citizens apathetic, resentful, and intolerant. We’ve been sold the notion that we mustn’t draw attention to what makes us different from one another because “they” are too delicate to handle our differences. But Canada was founded on cultural differences. […]

Local collective gather menstrual products for those in need

December 15, 2017 by Cindy Peckham, web writer  
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This month, local collective Period Posse is running a drive for menstrual products through the Victoria Cool Aid Society. Period Posse organizer and University of Victoria student Lindsay Shaw says that the drive is especially important to those who are struggling. “It impacts any menstruating person who’s maybe living at the margins and has a […]

New Music Revue: OMD prove that even their extra material is great on new collection

December 14, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
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Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark The Punishment of Luxury (B-Sides/Bonus Material) 4/5 Legendary English synth-pop group Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) released their thirteenth album, The Punishment of Luxury, in September of this year. They’re now releasing the B-sides and bonus material off the album, and even on these non-album cuts, the sound of […]

New Music Revue: The Rolling Stones hop in time machine with new collection

December 13, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
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The Rolling Stones On Air (Interscope Records) 3.5/5 There are very few bands that I hold to such ridiculously high standards as I do The Rolling Stones. Their music has changed the lives of three generations; I’m hard pressed to think of another band that’s done that in the way the Stones have. Their latest […]

Capstone Symposium highlights Camosun talent with Chess Bot, Motion Synthesizer, more

December 12, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
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Want to see a Chess Bot? This week, you’ll get your chance. The device is a robot arm that—you guessed it—plays chess, and a Camosun student designed it. Ditto for the autonomous lawn mower. And the Motion Synthesizer. These inventions, and others created by graduating Camosun Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology students, will be on […]

New Music Revue: Neil Young and Promise of the Real tackle US politics on new album

December 8, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
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Neil Young and Promise of the Real The Visitor (Reprise Records) 3/5 Canadian singer/songwriter Neil Young proves it’s never too late to turn over a new artistic leaf with The Visitor, his second collaboration with American rock group Promise of the Real. The first two tracks, “Already Great” and “Fly by Night Deal,” are some […]

Bengal kittens, illegal housing, and Chris Hadfield: Nexus staff look back on 2017

December 7, 2017 by Nexus staff  
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As is our tradition around these parts, we thought we’d take a quick minute and pick the Nexus staffers’ brains about the year that is coming to a close. Through their five best anythings of 2017 and one thing they don’t want to see in 2018, you can get a glimpse of what kind of year […]

Kenny G brings smooth jazz mastery to town

December 5, 2017 by Fred Cameron, contributing writer  
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What exactly is smooth jazz? Smooth jazz is rumba beats from an enormous kit of congas and bongos, meshing tightly with a snare-heavy six-piece drum kit. It’s beautifully walked bass lines paired with a moaning Stratocaster. Smooth jazz is the electric piano sound that breaks the awkward silence in elevators across the globe. Something is […]

New Music Revue: Noel Gallagher spreads his wings with new album

November 30, 2017 by Fred Cameron, contributing writer  
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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Who Built the Moon? (Universal Music Canada) 3/5 Noel Gallagher recently managed to stop talking long enough to record Who Built the Moon?, the third full-length from his current band, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. The release is his most experimental work to date—the former Oasis guitarist has teamed up […]

What’s Going On: Web exclusive for December 2017

November 30, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
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Until Wednesday, December 20 Menstrual products for those in need Period Posse is a group who collects menstrual products for the less fortunate; they’re accepting cash and online donations on behalf of the Cool Aid Society. See coolaid.org/donate to make a contribution; head over to the group’s Facebook page to see pick-up locations. Until Sunday, […]

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