Posts By: Arianna Cheveldave

De-Stress Fest gives students some needed R&R

Ready to find some inner peace before the semester ends? De-Stress Fest runs from Tuesday, Nov. 22 to Friday, Nov. 25, and is full of events designed to help you kick back and relax before you dive right into finals season. “Personally, I get very into my studies and I don’t take time for myself,”… Read more »

UVic GameDev Club fosters digital creativity

Coming this March, brace yourself for UVic GameDev’s next game jam! If you’re wondering what that means, a game jam is a 48-hour game-developing marathon where participants spend an entire weekend trying to create a brand new game. Each game jam has a theme that’s supposed to unite the participants and their respective projects, but… Read more »

Yakkers yap it up on Yik Yak

Yik Yak: it’s the social media sensation that’s sweeping Vikes Nation. And with good reason: hipper than Facebook and more ridiculous than Tumblr, Yik Yak is kind of like an anonymous Twitter. This anonymity and short post format allow for bite-sized pieces of hilarity from individual UVic students who may be too shy to post… Read more »

A newbie’s guide to Star Wars

In a galaxy far, far away, with aliens from a thousand worlds, a bunch of robots and guys in robes fire lasers at each other. There’s romance, rebellion, and a big furry guy. There are explosions, showdowns between good and evil, and the ubiquitous but never fully explained “Force.” THIS. IS. STAR WARS! More or… Read more »

Reinstating census essential for Canada, says professor

The day after he was sworn in, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the long-form census would return in 2016. The long-form census was repealed by former PM Stephen Harper in 2010 due to the claim that the 61-question form was an invasion of privacy. In an effort to fulfill his promise of evidence-based policy,… Read more »

Improv troupe bares it all with outrageous results

On my dad’s 58th birthday, I couldn’t be with him to celebrate. However, I was able to commemorate his special day in true middle-aged style by going to see a stripper show. Well, okay: a comedy show about fictitious strippers. But the sentiment still holds. On Nov. 14, I saw the Comic Strippers improv show… Read more »