Posts By: Cormac O’Brien

NASA and nutjob confirm water, space cows on Mars

In a stunning media release last week, scientists at NASA — and a conspiracy theorist from Victoria — have announced that the red planet may be less barren than was once previously believed. On Wednesday, Sept. 28, NASA confirmed that the MRO — Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter — had found traces of liquid water on the surface of Mars; and, in a separate statement,… Read more »

Voting made easy for students this election

In an effort to encourage voting amongst UVic students, the UVSS have introduced This Year We’re Voting, an initiative running from Oct. 5–8, involving advanced voting booths inside the Student Union Building for students wishing to cast ballots for the upcoming federal election. The program was created last year for the municipal election, but is… Read more »

Vikes hold strong in lead up to CARSA opener

The Vikes women’s rugby and the men’s field hockey teams made their competitive home debuts last weekend, and, in addition to games for the men’s rugby team and both the men’s and women’s soccer teams, the men’s golf team finished their expedition south of the border to compete in the Western Washington Invitational Tournament. The… Read more »

Vikes in review: soccer, rugby, and golf in full swing

With four sports now fully underway, it was a largely positive weekend for the Vikes, with the men’s and women’s soccer teams winning matches, the men’s rugby team brushing aside local competition, men’s golf performing well at their first invitational of the season, and the women’s field hockey team sweeping their close rivals to start… Read more »

Vikes record holds strong with 3-0 victory

History repeated itself at Centennial Stadium, as the Vikes men’s soccer team beat the University of Northern B.C. for the seventh time in a row, and by a score of 3-0. Vikes players Cam Hundal, Keevan Webb, and Craig Gorman scored for UVic, in a game that never looked out of the home team’s control…. Read more »

Vikes double-header ends in defeat, optimism

The Vikes women’s and men’s soccer teams both hit the pitch Saturday, Sept. 5, though the outcomes couldn’t be more different. The women’s team lost a tight home game against UBC by a score of 1-0, while Vikes winger Craig Gorman scored his first goal of the season for an impressive draw at UBC. At… Read more »

Canada hits the podium at Pan Am Games

It’s been a busy summer of sport in Canada. Athletic marvels started with an exciting Women’s World Cup held across the provinces, and continued this month with the Pan American Games based in Toronto. Athletes competed in a myriad of competitions throughout July, with Canada finishing second — their best finish since the 1967 Pan Am games,… Read more »

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 »