Posts By: Cormac O’Brien

Tensions high as Ring Road standoff enters 45th hour

Onlookers are beginning to worry as a standoff between a student trying to cross Ring Road and a car enters its 45th hour. Various members of the gathered crowd confirmed that the two got stuck at around 8:30 a.m. on May the 9th, and that the past two days had been filled with passive aggressive… Read more »

Camper van art project stands on its own legs

Sitting in the Fine Arts quad, waiting for my interviewee to arrive, I watched the confused faces of onlookers walking past the camper van seemingly dropped from the sky out of nowhere in front of the Visual Arts building. I didn’t blame them — not many of us are used to seeing vehicles in the middle of… Read more »

MLA candidates contest and concur at Q&A

Speaking to a modest crowd, eight prospective MLAs spoke at a Q&A session at the Vic Theatre on April 29. The candidates answered questions on issues facing youth in Victoria, the amiability and agreeance among the candidates made for entertaining sound bites, but no major difference in opinions or viewpoints. .@cormacfobrien Vancouver Island Party's Richard… Read more »

Three ways to spend your summer in Victoria

Summer is definitely the best season in Victoria, if only because it rains slightly less than usual. Many UVic students will be heading home while school is not in session, but, if you’re lucky enough to be sticking around, here are three things that you should probably check out. Music festivals With the postponement of… Read more »

Police seeking information on suspect over indecent exposure at UVic

A UVic student was flashed by a man in the Engineering Building on Wednesday morning, Oak Bay Police reports. Police seek assistance locating suspect over indecent act on campus, April 19 a.m. https://t.co/sUh3fD5Btr #UVic @OakBayPolice — UniversityOfVictoria (@uvic) April 19, 2017 The student, who was studying late in the building, was approached by the suspect… Read more »

What to look out for in the B.C. provincial election

The writ has dropped for the 41st British Columbia general election, meaning the next three and a half weeks will be chock full of lawn signs, political statuses on Facebook, and awkwardly angry campaign advertisements leading up to election day on May 9. I understand if reading that made you feel a little physically sick…. Read more »

Three departing Vikes reflect on their time on the court

It wasn’t too difficult to find a time to meet with Vikes basketball trio Jenna Bugiardini, Nicole Karstein, and Jenna Krug. With their final season of university basketball having come to an end a few weeks ago, the three fifth-years were beginning to realize just how much free time they had on their hands. “It… Read more »

Sexualized violence policy gets final approval

After months of consultation, feedback, and review, the UVic Board of Governors voted to approve a finalized Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response Policy on March 28. The policy will now be implemented this coming May. “The creation of this single, encompassing policy to prevent and respond to sexualized violence on campus is an extremely important… Read more »

Growing momentum across Canada fuels the fire for divestment at UVic

As the debate rages around the future of fossil fuels in public industry and private life, university campuses have become a hotspot for pushback against investing in companies that deal in non-renewable energy. Recently, the divestment movement (divestment being the act of withdrawing invested funds from fossil fuel companies) won its first major victory: a February 2017… Read more »