Posts By: Sarah Lazin

No need to Boba Frett with these party tricks

The holiday season is upon us. There are drinks to mix, decorations to put up, and gatherings to host. Yes, it’s the most wonderful time of the year — but we’re not talking about Christmas. As you may have already heard, Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theatres this week, and celebrations are imminent. Here’s how to ensure… Read more »

UVSS Food Bank forced to tighten belts, welcomes donations

Whether it’s turkey, tofurkey, or spiked eggnog, sharing a meal with friends and family is at the heart of nearly every holiday tradition. But a troubling hiccup in the UVSS Food Bank & Free Store’s budget may leave many students with a little less this year. Courtney Striker, Assistant Coordinator of the UVSS Food Bank… Read more »

Undergrads head to ballot box for Pride referendum

On Thursday, Nov. 26, UVic students will have the opportunity to vote in a UVSS Referendum deciding whether or not they support a fee increase for UVic Pride. The purpose of the increase is to expand Pride’s accessible resource initiatives, such as safer sex, harm reduction, and gender resources. The referendum proposes a student fee… Read more »

Student film festival to roll out the red carpet in March

Three UVic students have set the ball rolling in creating their own film festival. The website for the Shoreline Film Festival launched on Oct. 14, and since then, visionaries Moiz Karim, Tahir Chatur, and Matt Power have been eagerly awaiting submissions. The three friends, who are in their third and fourth years at UVic, want… Read more »

Culture is not a costume

Holidays always seem to bring out the worst in people. Families fight at Thanksgiving, that one uncle always gets drunk and says outrageous things over winter break, and your friends always drink more green beer on St. Paddy’s than they can handle. Oct. 31 is the day on which seemingly nice folks join the already… Read more »

Budget flights to Europe missing the WOW factor

An Icelandic air carrier has announced record low prices for flights between Canada and Europe, commencing May 2016. Discount airline WOW Air, based in Reykjavik, is offering Canadian travelers the chance to fly to Iceland with tickets starting from $99 one way, and connecter flights to 16 other European cities from $149. As enticing as… Read more »

The election’s three days away; here’s what candidates told us

One-on-one with local candidates While the federal election is nearly upon us, many voters have yet to decide which party will earn their X on the ballot. On Oct. 7, candidates from the Green, Liberal, and NDP parties joined UVic students on campus for two debates and a candidate fair — where students could chat with their… Read more »