• The evolution of the moving picture show

    As streaming services continue to gain popularity, the future of the independent movie theatre is uncertain. In this piece, our writer reflects on the nostalgia associated with the traditional independent movie theatre.
  • Library chalkboard covered due to racist comments

    Racism has had a consistent presence in UVic’s public spaces — but opinions remain mixed on how best to deal with the issue.
  • UVic Confessions and Crushes

    Looking back on a year of love, loss, and loaves of milk.
  • Quidditch at UVic

    UVic’s very own Valkyries played nine games in the 2018 Western Regional Quidditch Championships.
  • The case for legalizing drugs

    What do fighting the Taliban, curbing money laundering, reducing addiction rates, and ending the opioid crisis all have in common? Drug legalization.

EDITORIAL: Give us a real resistance

Because Maclean’s Magazine’s definition isn’t satisfactory The word ‘resistance’ is not just a word. As with most language, there are substantial connotations that can be attributed to it. Perhaps one of the most famous resistances took place in Nazi-occupied France in WWII. La Resistance was a collection of grassroots groups that fought against the racism… Read more »

The evolution of the moving picture show

Local theatres anticipate the next act as streaming shifts movie-watching culture Here lies the independent cinema: The Roxy Classic Theatre — opened as The Fox on February 1, 1949 — closed its doors to moviegoers in December 2013. The movie theatre lived and died on Quadra Street and it was one of Victoria’s last remaining… Read more »

Legal drugs can solve a litany of problems

(Like fighting the Taliban, curbing money laundering, reducing addiction rates, and ending the opioid crisis) On Oct. 17 Canada became the first G7 country, and the second country worldwide, to fully legalize recreational cannabis. This means that of the 4.2 million Canadians who use cannabis, those who use it recreationally are no longer criminals.  … Read more »

Brooms, bludgers, and bruises

UVic hosts the 2018 Western Regional Quidditch Championships Quidditch, a game from the Harry Potter series, was brought to life on the artificial turf fields outside CARSA this weekend. A crisp fall wind bit at the cheeks of the athletes as they whipped around the pitch straddling their brooms, competing for gold at the 2018… Read more »

A grand spectacle

The Phoenix Theatre’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone is anything but sleepy The Phoenix Theatre’s Production of The Drowsy Chaperone is a grand spectacle done through the parody of classical musical tropes. What sets it apart is its clear dedication to its audience. It makes no attempt to be high art. In fact, it often makes… Read more »

Group on campus is assembling to oppose Starbucks coming to UVic

They call themselves Stop Starbucks UVic and are rallying behind the slogan #StopStarbucks Activism is afoot at UVic as a group of students are gathering to protest the university’s recent announcement that Finnerty Express will be replaced with a Starbucks in the fall of 2019. The group is primarily a student-led, grassroots initiative calling themselves… Read more »

The army reserves want YOU!

(And you might want them, too) Master Corporals Owen Seginson and Brendan Morton of 39 Service Battalion arrived outside the Student Union Building on Sept. 28 with a Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) and their recruitment faces on. Their goal: to inform students about the opportunities available to them in the Canadian Army Reserve Force…. Read more »

Camp on the run

Namegans Nation and the case for community While the socioeconomic causes of homelessness are well understood, victims are still blamed as if they caused the problem themselves. Countless solutions have been shot down with the familiar refrain: Not In My Back Yard! — even though our current punitive ‘solutions’ cost taxpayers more than structural solutions… Read more »