Posts By: Kaitlyn Kokoska

Enjoying music festivals, not the ER

A harm-reduction guide to doing festival drugs It’s safe to say that it’s summer time, folks, and that means it’s time to gear up for all your favourite music festivals — but can you guarantee your safety this summer? Along with the joys of listening to music from your favourite band, rubbing up against sweaty strangers, and… Read more »

Reverting to a childhood state

Kids cartoon deep cuts from the new millennium Finally, friends, exam time is over. It’s time for us to relax, kick back, and spiral so far out of control from stress that we have to revert back to our childhood state. When I began to unwind for the start of summer, I found that regular… Read more »

Tax tips for the financially challenged student

Cherry blossom trees have begun popping up on Instagram feeds again, which can only mean one thing: tax season is here. For a lot of students, this might involve the simple task of forking over the income slips from your minimum-wage summer job to your parents or math-inclined uncle. But for those of you who… Read more »

Students petition UVic to dump coffee cup waste

A petition and YouTube video released by the University of Victoria Sustainability Project (UVSP) is demanding UVic provide more sustainable options for students sipping on their cup of morning joe. While the university does provide recycle bins, over 3 000 coffee cups are tossed in the garbage every day only to sit in the landfill, and… 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 »

Is Campus Security making students feel less safe?

On the tail ends of the new Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response draft policy, students have come forward to report their dissatisfaction with the way UVic Campus Security (CSEC) has handled not only cases of sexual assault, but medical emergencies, safe walks escorts, and student discipline as well. While most students have a story or… Read more »

Site C Dam put on blast at community panel

Over 130 community members gathered in the David Turpin Building on the evening of Feb. 9 for “Save the Peace, Protect the Future,” a panel event on the possible outcomes of the Site C Dam project. The project has been hotly contested since its original proposal in the 1950s, but the provincial government decided it… Read more »