The story of J-32 the killer whale
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Pratt is the current editor of Nexus magazine at Camosun College, but he began his career by writing band reviews. Being a part of the heavy metal music scene in Victoria at a young age, Pratt started, like so many of us, by writing what he knew.
A dozen years ago, this medium was reserved for bikers and thugs, but no more. Tattoos have slid under the shirtsleeves of businessmen, onto the hips of soccer moms, and behind the ears of teenagers.
We are all but lonely travelers on this crowded planet. This past summer, I set out on a 33-day solo kayak trip from Victoria to Bella Bella—a distance of roughly 710 kilometres. There were many reasons for the journey that are best explained through the story. This article and the pictures shown are almost fully… Read more »
Students navigate a table through an open doorway. Sunlight streams through the many windows of the building. In the back, some people plant an herb and vegetable garden. Others paint a fresh coat of paint on the walls which enclose countless communal spaces. Looking less like a dormitory and more like a home, Victoria’s Brentwood… Read more »
I have a confession to make: I wasn’t one of Brian Hendricks’ better students. I didn’t film the outside of his house in the dead of night and drop the film in the mailbox to get an A. In fact, I used to heckle him, and honestly, he gave as good as he got. I… Read more »
What we’re really talking about is critical thinking, which requires self-reflection, being aware of our own shortcomings, and being willing to admit when we are wrong.
I always joke to myself that I don’t go to the gym because dealing with a brain that is constantly producing different emotions is enough exercise already.
A Greyhound adventure
I knew that the intentions behind the field school were to study colonialism, racism, and poverty, among other things, but I wasn’t prepared for how it would change my perceptions of these topics, or to what extent it would alter my understanding of my own education.