Posts By: Cormac O’Brien

Why St. Patrick’s Day sucks

Associating Ireland with alcohol isn’t harmless By the time I was in second year at UVic, I was already annoyed by the concept of St. Patrick’s Day. But when I checked my Instagram on March 17 and saw that Felicita’s was proudly displaying a deal on “Irish Car Bombs,” my annoyance quickly turned to anger…. Read more »

2018 BoG and Senate representatives announced

Seven per cent of undergraduate students vote in election Releasing the results a week after the UVSS election concluded, the University Secretary announced the winning representatives to serve on the UVic Senate and Board of Governors for 2018–2019. Andrea Mellor and Pierre-Paul Angelblazer won the graduate and undergraduate seats on the Board of Governors, respectively…. Read more »

Phoenix’s latest fare sees Shakespeare meet Beyoncé

Director Jeffrey Renn preaches importance of keeping art modern It’s a conundrum that is almost as old as the Bard of Avon himself — how do you adapt Shakespeare to make it appealing to new generations? This is the task that Master of Fine Arts candidate Jeffrey Renn has taken on by directing the Phoenix Theatre’s production… Read more »

Indigenous law students lead Ring Road march

“Legality is really about power, and not about justice.” Unity was the theme of the day as hundreds of University of Victoria community members walked around Ring Road holding signs, burning sage, and showing solidarity in protest. Not to be confused with the student walkout for gun control also held on Wednesday, the march was… Read more »

Envision UVic wins all UVSS races; all referenda pass

Who envisioned things going this way? The UVSS Elections office released preliminary UVSS Board of Director results at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 2, announcing that Envision UVic had swept the 2018 election. All of the three referenda questions also passed. The five Lead Directors elected are all from the Envision UVic slate. While 18.2… Read more »

Here’s all you need to know about voting

For the next three days, students will have their say in how they are represented and advocated for on campus. Whether it’s menu options at Felicita’s, resources for sexualized violence awareness, or tuition fee caps, our student politicians can affect a lot of things on campus, and so it’s important that you know some stuff… Read more »

UVSS Directors debate a tame affair

Candidates rarely stray from platform talking points in lethargic afternoon An hour and 26 minutes into the UVSS Directors Debate, held at Cinecenta on Feb. 27, Ainsley Kerr, candidate for Director of Campaigns and Community Relations, asked a question of her opponent Ciel Arbour-Boehme. “What sort of steps do you think you’ll have to take… Read more »