Riva laces up for final year

While Thomas Riva is taking six years instead of five to finish his engineering degree, no one can accuse him of going slow. In July, the track star won the men’s 800-metre Gary Reed Elite event at the Victoria International Track Classic in 1:47:02.

Makin’ P-I-ZZ-A

Here’s a way to save money by using the ingredients you probably already have in the kitchen. It’s quick and easy, plus you can put all the toppings you want on it without getting charged extra.

Vampire course will rise again

Dr. Peter Gölz’s current office contains less vampire memorabilia than it once did. Without the larger office he once had as a department chair, the Germanic studies professor now displays a pared down selection of collectibles, like a stuffed bat and a Dracula lunchbox. Before taking his photo, I asked him what his favourite item… Read more »

This week in Martlet history

Sept. 14, 1976 — “Dirty flicks come to UVic” Ever have the urge to watch porn with fellow UVic students and professors? In the late ’70s, Cinecenta began to run a series of late-night “dirty” films on Fridays and Saturdays. Doug Sprenger, then-manager of Cinecenta, chose only the “cream” of the New York erotic film… Read more »

3 alternatives to UVic’s sporting facilities

Victoria offers a number of different facilities and athletic teams that are open to beginners and intermediate athletes alike. Venture outside of the university’s campus to join athletic teams or programs that match your level of intensity.

TEDx brings pursuit of knowledge to Victoria

On Saturday, Nov. 22, the fourth annual TEDxVictoria will take place at the McPherson Playhouse. Adapted from the large-scale TED conference, the independent TEDx program was designed to allow communities to independently organize their own TED-style conferences in the hopes of sharing ideas at a local level. According to its creative director, Dylan Wilks, the… Read more »

Vancouver-based rock band Little Wild perseveres

Lounging on the stone steps of Copper Owl, waiting to play their next gig, Vancouver-based Little Wild bring an air of mystery to the music scene of Victoria, as one of Rifflandia weekend’s opening acts.