Grossbuster brings back beats

Local dub-electronic artist releases Singularity “Singularity” can be defined as the condition or state of being singular, meaning something that stands for itself. In the case of Victoria beat-maker Grossbuster’s new album Singularity, the definition is pretty accurate for the album’s content. Where else would you find Ella Fitzgerald vocal samples alongside the Soviet Army… Read more »

EVENTS March 6- 11

COMMUNITY OPEN MIC INVITATION Victoria Writers’ Society sends an open invitation to writers and listeners for five evenings in March. Musicians and small groups are welcome, as a microphone system is supplied. Bring in poems, stories, novels, or songs to share with others. Feel free to observe, perform, and connect with local writers and artists…. Read more »

UVic business students serve up hot breakfast at Our Place

UVic MBA students at the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business spent a morning serving breakfast to Victoria’s most vulnerable at Our Place community centre over the fall. The 24 students spent two weeks working with the management staff to provide consulting services as part of their service management specialization. “We’re like any other non-profit… Read more »

Order of Pi gears up to deliver just desserts

Later this month, UVic Engineering students will don the robes of the Order of Pi for the 22nd year to help raise money for the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island and the Mustard Seed Foundation. From March 9–13, the Order of Pi will be accepting $20 donations in exchange for a pie in someone’s… Read more »

The cosmos and spoken word

The Victoria Festival of Spoken Word held its Festival Finale on Feb. 28 in front of a near-capacity audience at the Metro Theatre, an unassuming venue behind the vast Alix Goolden Hall. The atmosphere was excitable with the airiness of a party. Anything was possible —there was even beer on tap. Poet of Honour Brendan McLeod… Read more »

Lisa Nakamura speaks on Tumblr activism and Navajo microchips

In the past, Lisa Nakamura’s work has led her to write extensively on topics like racism and homophobia in gaming. For her piece on racism towards “gold farmers” in the World of Warcraft (WoW) universe, the University of Michigan professor (who specializes in digital media, race, sexuality, and gender) played WoW for hours, learning about… Read more »

Personal Paradise: Sombrio Beach

Sombrio Beach is one of many beautiful beaches along the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail, a B.C. provincial park. Getting there isn’t necessarily quick or easy, but the easy hike down to the beach, amazing surf, and secluded waterfall are well worth the drive and effort.

Vikes women send TRU packing

It took all three games and some late-game heroics, but the Vikes women’s basketball team is off to the CW Final Four for the first time in seven years. The Vikes defeated the Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack two games-to-one in their quarterfinal matchup last weekend.

Local NDP MPs speak out against C-51

On Feb. 27, NDP MPs Randall Garrison and Murray Rankin hosted a public consultation in Victoria on the 2015 Anti-Terrorism Act, commonly referred to as Bill C-51. Garrison and Rankin invited Reg Whitaker, an adjunct UVic professor and expert on government surveillance and privacy issues, and Laurel Collins, a UVic instructor with a focus on… Read more »