Posts By: Emma Sloan

“I call that place my church”: the Victoria house concert scene

More than just a couple of bucks in front of 12 people Inside the Tim Hortons on Ravine Way, the line-up is brimming with Victorians clamouring for their midday double-double fix. Tom Mrnka, co-organizer of the Musical Garden house concert series, hunches in the cracked green vinyl of the booth. A beleaguered employee rattles past… Read more »

Behind the scenes of Ampuseek, the newest face of amputee advocacy

For some, the University of Victoria may not be the first place that springs to mind when amputee advocacy is brought up, but two second-year UVic students are taking the world of non-profit by storm. Emery Vanderburgh and Gabrielle Fitzpatrick are the founders of Ampuseek, a non-profit organization that seeks to “make prosthetic care more… Read more »

Vulture Culture: UVic’s most controversial new activist group?

Picture this: you’re weaving your way through Mystic Market’s labyrinth of lunchtime madness, dodging food trays and slow walkers, when you spy a small group of students with a ‘Free Food’ sign just outside the main doors. Intrigued, you hesitate, but one glance at your watch jolts you back into a hurry again—but you can’t… Read more »

The removal of VegOut: Blockbuster or bust?

You’ve probably seen the construction site in the back corner of Mystic Market: the Pikachu painted across the white tarp, the quizzical glances of passers-by, the empty space where VegOut used to be. And if you haven’t, well, it’s true — Mystic Market’s only vegan and vegetarian eatery, VegOut, has been removed and is being replaced by… Read more »