Posts By: Cormac O’Brien

Women’s soccer in for the long ball

The 2015 Women’s World Cup, held in multiple cities across Canada, is setting records —in attendance, ratings, and quality of play. Ask any women’s player, however, and they will tell you that there are still many problems that plague the sport. Whether it’s player salaries, level of competition, or even lack of interest from the majority… Read more »

Island Run organizers support local hospital

With spring weather coming slowly but surely to Vancouver Island, several Royal Roads University students have seized the opportunity and organized a fundraising run in support of Mount St. Mary hospital. Set for June 20, the Great Island Run will include a 10 km race, a 5 km walk/run, and a 1 km run for… Read more »

A-Team thwarted by Anarchy Angels

Thrilling action. Dazzling skill. Lightning speed. Two teams battering each other black and blue, leaving it all out on the rink. No, it’s not the NHL playoffs — it’s roller derby. When I arrived at the Archie Browning Arena in Esquimalt for the Eves of Destruction home opener, I was greeted by a large crowd cheering as… Read more »

CFUV raises funds with Fundrive

With its 30th birthday just around the corner, CFUV 101.9 FM is turning to its listeners at UVic and in the Greater Victoria region for donations to the radio station as part of its Fundrive fundraiser. Starting on March 13, CFUV will be holding a week-long fundraising effort featuring a concert at the Copper Owl… Read more »

My introduction to ultimate frisbee at UVic

Ultimate frisbee, known simply as “ultimate,” is growing in popularity throughout North America, with USAultimate.org reporting that there has been a 49.2 per cent increase in memberships from 2009 to 2013. It’s one of the most popular activities at universities across Canada as well, and UVic is no exception.

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 »