I remember my hesitation clearly as I walked into the Germanic Studies office in Clearihue on the first of November. My hands were sweating, my stomach was in knots, and my head kept screaming at me, wondering what I was getting myself into. In my hands I clutched my final application for the I-witness Holocaust field… Read more »
Posts By: Riley van der Linden
Between the University of Victoria Students’ Society’s Let’s Get Consensual campaign, which has been in full swing since the start of school, and the sexual assault on campus last week, UVic students have had a lot to think about in regards to rape culture. Laci Green is a sex educator and YouTube video blogger who… Read more »
When I hear a track on the radio, or a friend suggests a song for me to listen to, my first thought is to wonder where this music comes from. And my second thought is to hope that the music is Canadian. I am a huge supporter of Canadian music, and an even bigger advocate… Read more »
I never thought that William Shakespeare’s plays would be told well through contemporary dance and collective movement theatre, but in the case of DamnSpot Theatre’s production of The Wyrd Sisters, I was proved wrong. DamnSpot Theatre is based in Victoria and founded by Alannah Bloch, a UVic Theatre alumni. Her mission in bringing this group… Read more »
From the moment I was halfway through the first track on Motel Raphaël’s debut album Cable TV, I knew that this was going to be one of my newest musical obsessions. With lyrics that are both hilarious and moving, and harmonies that make my heart bleed oceans, this is a band that I want to see more of in the coming years.
While the first Vike’s Men’s football game led to a loss against the UBC Thunderbirds, Jeremy Loveday’s spoken word poem “Masks Off: a Message to Men” scored with many in the crowd.
Contemporary dance and spoken word poetry created the breathtaking illusion of being situated in the middle of the ocean, with only the light of the moon to guide the audience through the thoughts and emotions on the stage at Fairfield Hall.
Picture this: a single man sitting on a dark stage, blowing into a bowl of water, filling the room with the bubbly, irritating noise of water beat boxing. Suddenly, the lights come on, only to be followed by the same man and his companion running through the audience making any sort of sound imaginable to… Read more »