Posts By: Tony Carter

2018 UVSS Election: Ciel Arbour-Boehme

Ciel Arbour-Boehme is running for Director of Campaigns and Community Relations as a Purple Party independent in the 2018 UVSS Election. What are the three most important aspects of your campaign platform? The first one is to lobby the provincial government for non-repayable needs-based grants for mid-to-low-income students. B.C. is the only province in Canada… Read more »

The Zen of Street Fighter

It was a cold day at UVic’s inaugural Virtual Ninja Street Fighter Tournament, despite the fact Room 308A in the McPherson library was packed with students and staff of all ages and demographics. Some had come to play in the tournament but were eliminated in earlier heats, while others just wanted to watch. All were… Read more »

Apathy and Elections

What the UVSS Health Care Controversy tells us about students In the spring of 2017, the UVSS Board of Directors voted to change the student health and dental plan to BC. Fair Pharmacare. This new plan offers a decrease in coverage for prescriptions of all kinds — though if you are a student at UVic you are… Read more »

Meet Persi Flage: (Drag) King of the Goblins

Victoria Pride 2017 was kicked off this year with the annual Memorial Drag Ball; a baseball game that sees drag queens pitted against drag kings in Victoria West Park. The players were fabulous and the rules were flexible, and the game was complete with water balloons and a rendition of the Pride national anthem (“Somewhere… Read more »

UVic Rocketry set for launch to infinity and beyond

For most students at UVic, the focus of their studies remain grounded. But one UVic club — UVic Rocketry — is getting ready for takeoff. And while the team’s ambitions are astronomical, their beginnings were quite humble. According to Simon Moffat, UVic Rocketry Team Captain, he and team co-founder Michael Pearson got their start building rockets differently than most… Read more »

Inside Batman: Mind, body, and soul

Tonight at 7 p.m., UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium is hosting a panel discussion dedicated to the caped crusader himself, Batman. Yes, really. An Evening with Batman’s Brain is the brain-child of UVic’s own Dr. Paul Zehr, Professor of Kinesiology and Neuroscience and Director of the Centre for Biomedical Research. The panel developed out of Zehr’s UVic class “The… Read more »

To the UVSS nominees . . . 

It’s that time of year again: current student executives weigh their options, considering recommitting to jobs they may have learned to do; the optimistic, the power hungry, and occasionally the competent eye their chance to make a difference; and every student is given the opportunity to demonstrate their empathy or apathy. It’s UVSS election time…. Read more »

Dispelling the kink taboo

I first started exploring BDSM when I was 13 years old. It’s been almost 10 years since then and I’ve spent most of that time feeling my way through the dark. The only way to really learn what your kinks are is to try them, but for most of that time I was afraid to… Read more »