The time I became an unintentional cougar

I’m what you’d call a ‘mature student.’ I went back to school at 30, and I’m in my third year — you do the math. I am also someone who has always had an affinity for older men. My first crush was Uncle Jesse from Full House (child of the ’80s), and my celebrity crush… Read more »

Fad marriage needs to stop

Loving someone in 2019 is hands down the most courageous thing you could possibly do. In a culture where marriage is often treated as a sport, people who institutionalize their love for the right reasons are increasingly hard to find. More often than not, it seems like people do it because it’s trendy. According to… Read more »

CRD Board declares Climate Emergency

A Tweet-cap of the CRD Board meeting’s key moments On Feb. 13, the CRD Board of Directors unanimously passed a motion to declare a Climate Emergency. The CRD Board are a conglomeration of mayors, councillors, and directors of the 13 municipalities and three electoral districts that make up the capital regional district. Vancouver was the… Read more »

A crash course in polyamory

What it is and what it isn’t Perhaps you’ve heard the term “polyamory” once or twice before. Maybe you know quite a bit about it, or maybe this is your first time reading the word. Whatever the case may be, welcome to Polyamory 101. I’m glad you’re here! First, let’s talk about what polyamory isn’t…. Read more »

The single introvert’s Valentine’s Day book review

Make a book your main squeeze this February There’s no worse combination than being an introvert and single on Valentine’s Day. It doesn’t help if both your roomates have girlfriends, and when they’re over and you’re on the couch in sweatpants watching reruns of SportsCenter, you feel like a bit of a fifth wheel. Though… Read more »

Why doesn’t UVic close when it snows?

Victoria is not made for snow. In 2016, the city’s budget for snow removal was just $36 000. In comparison, the city of Kamloops, which shares a similar population size to that of Victoria, has a whopping $1.62 million allocated to snow removal. And that’s fine by me. In a city that averages approximately six… Read more »

New Netflix show ‘Sex Education’ is teaching us all about sex

On January 11, Netflix released a new show, Sex Education — and it’s the show about high school that you didn’t know you needed. Usually, when you rewatch your favourite old high school movies, the problems seem less relatable, the characters are whiny, and now, horrifyingly, you relate more to the parents than you do… Read more »

UVSS talks annual report, divestment at Semi-Annual General Meeting

On Feb. 6, students met for the University of Victoria Students’ Society (UVSS) Semi-Annual General Meeting (SAGM) in the Vertigo lounge of the Student Union Building (SUB). To clarify (or confuse?), we are talking about the UVSS SAGM in the SUB. The meeting was a relatively tame affair, mainly due to the fact that quorum… Read more »