Posts By: Cormac O’Brien

The Martlet’s ‘music to make love to’ playlist

It’s Valentine’s Day. You and your significant other come home from a dinner that comforted your stomach and distressed your wallet, and decide to open a bottle of wine. The mood is right, the feeling’s mutual, and all that’s left to do is dim the lights and throw on a playlist. With dimmable light bulbs… Read more »

Vikes rebound for weekend split

It was a frantic and nervous weekend for Vikes basketball fans who saw their UVic men’s team go 1-1 with the Winnipeg Wesmen in two hotly-contested games. After losing the first game 72-69, the Vikes picked themselves up to hold off a determined Winnipeg team and win 78-76 the following night.

Martlet’s musical picks of 2014

Cormac O’Brien: Damien Rice: My Favourite Faded Fantasy (Folk) After an 8 year absence, My Favourite Faded Fantasy marks a triumphant return for singer/ songwriter Damien Rice. With songs ranging from sombre to depressing, the record is a remarkable listen. With masterful production courtesy of Rick Rubin, Rice’s songwriting is highlighted in a way never before… Read more »

Wet and wild weekend for Vikes soccer

It was a weekend of conflicting emotions for Vikes soccer  as the UFV Cascades upset the women’s team 3-0, only for the UVic men’s team to return the favour and win 2-1. The planned double-header started with a 3-0 loss for the UVic women’s team, who found it difficult to come back after conceding two… Read more »

Vikes end regular season in style

On a weekend that honoured their graduating senior players, the Vikes men’s soccer team earned back-to-back wins and ended the regular season with just one loss. A 2-1 win against the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds and a 3-1 victory versus the University of the Fraser Valley Cascades means the Vikes finish in 2nd place… Read more »

Michael Baart in profile

Dressed in a yellow rain jacket, Billabong toque, and chinos, Michael Baart could easily be mistaken for the frontman of an up-and-coming indie band. In his Vikes jersey, Baart is a top performer, scoring four goals in his first six games, and there doesn’t seem to be any sign of him slowing down.