UVic reshaping cycling climate on campus

Campus Cycling Plan currently in consultative stage Whether you bike, drive, walk, bus, or longboard, most people have encountered issues either with or as cyclists on campus. Close calls and collisions may soon be a thing of the past as a campus cycling plan, deemed a “high priority” by the Campus Planning Committee, is under… Read more »

Why are international students footing the university’s bill?

Provincial governments should step up to help students Does a valuable education have to come at the expense of students’ wallets? UVic’s budget strategy suggests that the answer is yes. At a time when a post-secondary education is becoming increasingly essential in the job market, tuition fees have been a hot topic. Compared to the… Read more »

Why St. Patrick’s Day sucks

Associating Ireland with alcohol isn’t harmless By the time I was in second year at UVic, I was already annoyed by the concept of St. Patrick’s Day. But when I checked my Instagram on March 17 and saw that Felicita’s was proudly displaying a deal on “Irish Car Bombs,” my annoyance quickly turned to anger…. Read more »

2018 BoG and Senate representatives announced

Seven per cent of undergraduate students vote in election Releasing the results a week after the UVSS election concluded, the University Secretary announced the winning representatives to serve on the UVic Senate and Board of Governors for 2018–2019. Andrea Mellor and Pierre-Paul Angelblazer won the graduate and undergraduate seats on the Board of Governors, respectively…. Read more »

Phoenix’s latest fare sees Shakespeare meet Beyoncé

Director Jeffrey Renn preaches importance of keeping art modern It’s a conundrum that is almost as old as the Bard of Avon himself — how do you adapt Shakespeare to make it appealing to new generations? This is the task that Master of Fine Arts candidate Jeffrey Renn has taken on by directing the Phoenix Theatre’s production… Read more »

Indigenous law students lead Ring Road march

“Legality is really about power, and not about justice.” Unity was the theme of the day as hundreds of University of Victoria community members walked around Ring Road holding signs, burning sage, and showing solidarity in protest. Not to be confused with the student walkout for gun control also held on Wednesday, the march was… Read more »

Vertigo undergoing image revamp

Up-and-coming rapper Killy sells out venue Many students at UVic think of the Vertigo Lounge as a place to get some work done, eat lunch, and hang out with friends — but on March 22, Toronto rapper Killy will perform at Vertigo during his Canadian tour. His dark, melodic trap sound has been making waves in the… Read more »

Michael Moore’s Bowling for Columbine

Still relevant, 16 years after the film’s release In 2002, Michael Moore made the daring decision to produce Bowling For Columbine, a full-length documentary about gun violence in America, starring Columbine high school and their disastrous school shooting of 1999. The film follows typical Michael Moore antics: Moore runs around to find people with opposing… Read more »

New generation brings hope for gun control

Thoughts and prayers aren’t enough anymore On Feb. 14, 17 people—mostly high school students—were shot and killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. This tragedy adds to the ever-growing list of mass shootings in the United States. And as the news broke, everyone braced themselves for a repeat of the same rhetorical… Read more »