Posts By: Kaitlyn Kokoska

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 »

I used to hate Dane Cook, and now I sort of don’t

Harmful if swallowed Let me preface this by saying that I haven’t seen a lot of stand-up comedy. I generally avoid all of the stand-up specials on Netflix because a person just standing there doesn’t really hold my attention. It takes a lot for me to laugh at a rehearsed joke — I’m more of an on-the-fly… Read more »

We read the UVSS Strategic Plan so you don’t have to

At the Oct. 27 Annual General Meeting, the UVSS Board of Directors released their two-year Strategic Plan. The 32-page document includes the results of an annual survey published by the UVSS in May, and updates students on the board’s goals and how they’re doing so far in their year-long term. The results of the survey… Read more »

Fat Wreck Chords documentary set to crash The Roxy

When Greg Pratt, managing editor of the Nexus Newspaper at Camosun College, received a Facebook message three years ago from Texas filmmaker Shaun Colón asking him to help produce a documentary, he originally laughed it off. “You know how it goes. You get a random email from some yahoos in the south saying, ‘I want… Read more »

Joni Mitchell musical debuts at the Belfry Theatre

From now through Dec. 4, the Belfry Theatre presents I Think I’m Fallin’—The Songs of Joni Mitchell, a musical production that features 17 of the singer’s most iconic songs. The production is a theatrical story of love and heartbreak, heard through Mitchell’s symbolic lyrics and mood- setting melodies performed by stars Jonathan Gould, Brent Jarvis,… Read more »

National Day of Action draws crowd at UVic

UVic students and community members gathered in the front of McPherson Library on Wednesday to join thousands of students across Canada rallying for free post-secondary education as part of a National Day of Action, hosted by the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS). Around 80 students assembled with signs and banners that read “Drop Student Debt”… Read more »

VicMUN 2016: Students come together for annual Model UN conference

From Oct. 21–23, UVic hosted VicMUN 2016, the tenth annual Model United Nations conference. The largest of its kind, it hosted a record 175 delegates from high schools and universities from across Vancouver Island. The conference covered special topics within three mock groups: the Human Rights Council, the Security Council, and the General Assembly. Student… Read more »