Turn the TV to ESPN or CBC Sports and chances are you will be met with an onslaught of predominantly men’s sports coverage. Perhaps you will catch sight of a woman volleyball player, but even then, it’s usually only if she’s wearing a bikini. The first time that women were even allowed to compete in… Read more »
Posts By: Jenny Aitken
The Itch It started small; a spattering of circular bumps on my right breast. I assumed they were mosquito bites—it was summer in Yellowknife, a time when mosquitos infest the city. Bites were unavoidable, the bugs always managing to get you in the most uncomfortable places—in your middle back right where you can’t reach, or… Read more »
It’s 3:20 p.m. on a Wednesday in late February, and students file out of Oak Bay Secondary in Victoria, B.C. Just moments after the final bell, they pile out in clusters, adjusting their backpacks and chatting to one another. In the middle of the pathway, a blond girl stands texting on a pink, jewel-encrusted iPhone…. Read more »
Ever since Grade 2, Valentine’s Day has been an occasion of dread for me.
I didn’t know what to do; for over two years, I had hardly gone anywhere without Trident Layers.
A collection of people from the local community donated time to tell their stories last month. On Saturday, November 3, the Greater Victoria Public Library (GVPL) and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (AGGV) partnered to launch their first ever Human Library Project. Victoria has held the event before, in fact UVic held one in… Read more »
On Oct. 8, with 11 days left in my countdown to Community season four, my roommate mentioned that NBC had announced a hiatus for the show. After unleashing a “Why do bad things happen to good people?” rant reminiscent of Ross Geller’s shampoo explosion discovery on Friends, I went online to investigate. My eyes searched… Read more »
How missed periods can lead to bone loss, infertility and the end of athletic careers.
I am a terrible cook. I have, on several occasions: burnt Minute Rice so that it is unrecognizable; served lasagna in bowls due to its soupy consistency; and forgotten a crucial ingredient in cookies — sugar.