Posts By: Cormac O’Brien

UVic Pride referendum voted down after WebVote error

The referendum proposing increased resources for the UVic Pride Collective through an increased student levy has been struck down following a 54 per cent “no” vote on Thursday, Nov. 26. About 17 per cent of the student body voted in the referendum, with 1403 students voting in favour of an increase of 74 cents for… Read more »

Adele could’ve had it all, but only gets halfway

“Everybody tells me it’s ‘bout time that I moved on And I need to learn to lighten up” So sings Adele in “River Lea,” halfway through her new album 25. It wouldn’t be unfair to say that Adele’s previous two albums, 19 and 21, were about as joyful as getting uninvited to your own birthday… Read more »

One take is all it takes for bold German film

“One City. One Night. One Take.” So reads the tagline for Victoria, a German film directed by Sebastian Schipper, and it’s not lying. The film plays at Cinecenta from Nov. 29 to Dec. 3, and is one of the only movies ever made from a single continuous shot. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)… Read more »

High hopes for women’s field hockey as championship begins

The 40th annual Women’s Field Hockey Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) championship kicks off this Thursday, Nov. 5, hosted by the number one nationally ranked University of Victoria Vikes. The Vikes are looking to win their 12th national championship, and reclaim their first McRae Cup since 2008. The Vikes, unbeaten through their Canada West season, finished… Read more »

No trophies, but boatloads of medals for UVic rowing team

When the Vikes rowing teams returned to Victoria after the Canadian University Rowing Championships, they did so with heavier suitcases. The men’s and women’s teams won eight medals at the championship, finishing fourth and second overall respectively. The championship, hosted by St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, N.S. on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, featured… Read more »

Dynamic duo destined for double?

133 appearances. 51 goals. 35 assists. 5 Canada West playoff appearances. 1 Canadian Interuniversity Sport Championship. It’s fair to say that Craig Gorman and Cam Hundal have had a major impact on the UVic men’s soccer program. Since their debut in 2011, the two fifth-years have double-handedly become as integral to their team as any… Read more »

Club proposal met with skepticism at board meeting

Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly referred to Saul Brown as the board representative for the Native Students Union. It was in fact Blake Desjarlais who was in attendance representing the NSU. We sincerely regret this error.  In a board meeting on Monday, Oct. 26, that saw two new advocacy group representatives added to the board,… Read more »

NDP gains on island, but ‘happy days’ for May

While the rest of Canada was struck by a red tidal wave of Liberal support, lower Vancouver Island remained orange.  Three of the four ridings on the lower island went to the New Democratic Party, with the final riding going to the Green Party. In Victoria, NDP incumbent Murray Rankin held onto his seat; in… Read more »

Why Halloween sucks

I step onto my bus. Wearing my fashionable but normal set of clothes, I turn to decide where I should sit — a treacherous decision at the best of times. Unfortunately for me, this is the worst of times. All around me are the garish reminders of something I would much rather have forgotten — it’s Halloween. A man… Read more »

Vikes rugby drains James Bay dry

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The Vikes men’s rugby team maintained their perfect start to the season under the lights at Centennial Stadium on Friday night, Oct. 16, beating James Bay AA by a score of 41-22. James Bay, who fall to a 1-3 record in the season, were undone by their inability to penetrate the Vikes’ defense often enough,… Read more »