Posts By: Sarah Mayer

Dear high school students touring campus right now

Some advice before you venture into the “real world” Hi, it’s me. Yes, that girl you saw walking across campus in her pyjamas. Yes, both those coffees you saw in my hands were for me. Have you ever had to sit through a three-hour lecture? That’s what I thought. Anyway, welcome to UVic! Despite the… Read more »

The signs suffering through exam season

Aries (Mar 21 — April 19) Your hot head is an issue when it comes to studying. With the Aries season (your messiest time of year) coming to a close, try to stay on topic and burn through your exams. Taurus (April 20 — May 20) I see you counting down the days until your birthday. Remember, you have… Read more »

Michael Moore’s Bowling for Columbine

Still relevant, 16 years after the film’s release In 2002, Michael Moore made the daring decision to produce Bowling For Columbine, a full-length documentary about gun violence in America, starring Columbine high school and their disastrous school shooting of 1999. The film follows typical Michael Moore antics: Moore runs around to find people with opposing… Read more »

The great White Whale

Dealing with the Moby Dicks of our love lives We all have one: whether you met them in high school, at work, on the bus, or at summer camp when you were 12, we all have that special person who connected with us in a way we imagined was perfect. Some of us may have… Read more »

The signs and self-love this Valentine’s Day

Aries (Mar 21 — April 19) Buy yourself flowers this Valentine’s Day, Aries. Go hard! Decorate your apartment with all the foliage you can find — it will be beautiful. Taurus (April 20 — May 20) Go on an adventure this Valentine’s Day. Whether it’s simply up Mount Douglas or to a new place you have never been, invite your friends… Read more »

How to be an astronaut

CSA looking for recruits Editor’s Note: We neglected to mention that applications had closed in the summer of this year. We regret this error, but it’s not like you would have been hired anyway.  Are you tired of looking up into the night sky, wondering what life is like on the other side of the… Read more »

Joining paws in support of pet-friendly housing

Unlike the weather, the crowd was anything but dreary on Sunday, Oct. 21 as pet owners and pet lovers alike congregated in front of the B.C. Parliament Buildings to rally for affordable pet-friendly housing across British Columbia. Dozens of families stood in the rain, side-by-side with their furry friends, to support Pets OK BC, an… Read more »

Keeping your head in the game

Student instructs martial arts class with mental health focus You’re surrounded by a wave of people each time you walk through the halls of ECS — but how many of these people could throw you down on the mats? Fourth-year engineering student Colin Federici opened up about his passion for martial arts over coffee in Bibliocafe earlier… Read more »