White lies

I’m tired of being disenfranchised. As a white cis male, I am deeply disturbed by advances in the field of equality. Whereas once our voices would be the only ones heard at rallies and meetings, now it seems as though we are having our capacity to comment torn from us. I can’t think why. I… Read more »

Brianna’s Books: Sculpture in Canada

There’s this theory when it comes to examining Art with a capital A called the “Death of the Author.” It’s the idea that once a piece of Art is put out into the world, the author is irrelevant. All that matters is the Art and how the audience gains their own meaning from it. You… Read more »

UVSS unveils Friendship Bench

In the midst of the grey and dreary Victoria ‘winter’ weather, Mother Nature prevailed by shining down on the UVic campus on the same day another bright addition to the university was announced. On Jan. 16, a remarkably sunny day, the UVSS unveiled the vibrant yellow “Friendship Bench” outside the Student Union Building. The initiative… Read more »

Top 10 sports stories of 2017

With knees taken and championships raised, 2017 was a memorable year for sports around the world. Despite the fact that 2017 didn’t include the Chicago Cubs 108-year-old-curse-shattering World Series win that 2016 did ( yes, I had to plug my beloved Cubbies in this piece), it was still a good year. Last year will be defined… Read more »

UVSS approves referendum questions at emergency meeting

At an emergency board meeting called for Jan. 15, the UVSS board approved three referendum questions for students to answer during the next UVSS election in March. Two of the questions address the UVSS Health Care plan. Students will choose if they are in favour of creating a tiered health care system, with a basic… Read more »

Top 5 Canadian albums of 2017

According to the host of CFUV’s “Beyond the 49th Parallel” Maybe it’s optimistic of me to think that anyone other than myself cares about personal year-end lists. But searching through year-end lists can be exciting and inspiring! It’s a chance to find new bands and artist who you maybe missed completely because exams and final… Read more »

5 underrated albums from 2017

Although 2017 was a huge year for new music, the scene has been largely overshadowed by releases from internationally acclaimed artists including Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, Jay-Z, and Taylor Swift. But what about the albums that haven’t been played nearly as much? Here are five underrated albums of 2017. Avishai Cohen — Cross My Palm With Silver Trumpet… Read more »

5 exciting technologies from 2017

It is difficult to narrow down the best technology releases in 2017 because of how much progress was made across many industries. However, here are five technologies that have the potential to personally impact our daily lives in 2018. Smart Home Tech Talking to your house is no longer science fiction after 2017 saw the… Read more »

The top 10 TV shows of 2017

A few weeks ago, a large poster screamed for my attention in bold font at Ryerson University’s career centre. It read: “This is your life. Do what you love, and do it often. If you don’t like something, change it. If you don’t like your job, quit. If you don’t have enough time, stop watching… Read more »