Posts By: Josh Kozelj

We should applaud athletes who kneel against Trump

It was last December at the United Center  on the west side of Chicago that I witnessed the impact politics has on sport. “Ladies and gentlemen, please rise and remove your caps,” said the public address announcer, and, as I have done at countless sports events, I rose to my feet. The capacity crowd, dressed… Read more »

Food security for starving students

How the community fills the bellies of growing minds The aroma of juicy, oregano-scented chicken wafted throughout the hallways of the church as starving cash-strapped students filled the tables in the gymnasium. If you were looking through the Emmanuel Baptist Church window on this unusually crisp September Tuesday night, it would have seemed as if… Read more »

B.C. minority government destined for conflict

Now several months beyond the May 9 B.C. provincial election, we finally have a new leader — or leaders — governing our province. On July 18, B.C. NDP leader John Horgan was officially sworn in as British Columbia’s 36th Premier, the result of an agreement with Andrew Weaver’s B.C. Green Party to form a coalition government. Together, the NDP… Read more »

Vikes athlete handknits hats for hospitalized children

Isolation — that is the fate many children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses face when they are forced to recover in the hospital. Isolated from their school friends, sports teams, and music classes, these children undoubtedly feel like they’ve been excluded from a team. Their peers run off and act like kids at a young age should, while… Read more »

This summer pick up a new hobby: running

As the mercury rises in Victoria for the summer, there is no better time to dust off those old sneakers in the closet and lace up for a run. Running has been proven to have plenty of obvious physical health benefits. Popular running website Runner’s World (RW) outlines six of these benefits on how running… Read more »

Positives abundant for Uber startup in British Columbia

Ever been caught trying to find your own way home after a late night party? The options are scarce: buses have stopped running, and calling a cab would do more damage to your wallet. The answer to this problem, or rather a cheaper alternative to get home, is an app on your phone: Uber. However,… Read more »

CARSA under fire after harassment complaints

On March 1, Vikes Athletics announced that the Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities (CARSA) had been recognized with an Outstanding Sports Facility award by the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA). A notable achievement for UVic, to be sure, but not everyone believes CARSA and its members are so outstanding. In recent weeks, female… Read more »

Shams, satire, and poop: ‘The Inspector’ is a comedic masterpiece

As the cast returned from intermission, the audience gasped as they set their eyes upon a scene featuring two characters eerily resembling the notorious “Mr. Floatie” mascot — poop. The Mr. Floatie characters sang and danced as police officers attempted to chase them, making light of the Victoria sewage dumping problem. Tent City, human waste, Donald Trump…. Read more »

The CFL is a unique and tight-knit community. Let’s treasure it.

A true David and Goliath story always warms the hearts of audiences. So why does the less popular Canadian Football League struggle to succeed against the American National Football League in its own country? The 2016 Canadian Football League’s (CFL) championship game, the Grey Cup, attracted an average audience of 3.9 million viewers in Canada…. Read more »