Posts By: Kaitlyn Kokoska

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 »

Canadian military poses $3-million question to Geography department

UVic’s Department of Geography has the opportunity to propose a research project that could earn it $3 million in funding from the Canadian military through the Department of National Defence (DND)’s All Domain Situational Awareness Program. This DND program is in response to climate change and its effects on northern borders, which has led to… Read more »

Positive thinking in 2017

Gloomy January has never felt like the best time to have a fresh start. Even so, we are provided with an opportunity to grow into better humans. Instead of pontificating on the end of the world and how awful 2016 was, let’s focus on the year ahead! And then, when we reflect on 2017 a… Read more »

Cultural phenomena of 2016 I don’t f*cking understand

As I start ascending into my mid-late twenties, I’m beginning to realize that I’m falling behind the times. The youth of today are doing the weirdest shit online, and I don’t get it at all. But according to Kylie Jenner, “this year is really about like the year of just realizing stuff,” right? So I… Read more »

The many happy holidays: Remembering all cultures this season

Is it ‘merry Christmas’ or ‘happy holidays?’ Regardless of how we say it, the message is the same: wishing someone a happy winter season. But in Western culture, the season is so heavily associated with Christmas, where people exchange gifts in the name of giving, it’s easy to forget that in our beautiful multicultural country,… Read more »