Posts Categorized: Features

Divest UVic: It’s time to break up with fossil fuels

After a year of silence, Divest UVic is back. We checked in with what they have planned for the coming year, the history of divestment at UVic, and the strategic coordination by Canadian universities to manage divestment campaigns.  In 1896, Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius found that the burning of fossil fuels may lead to higher… Read more »

UVic English prof purchases pre-written essay

We’ve all been there. You looked at the assignment months ago and you thought about your topic, but somehow it’s the night before it’s due and you’re in a total panic because you let it slip. You have several choices at this point. You can pull an all-nighter and churn out a rushed, generic, not-great… Read more »

Victoria’s very own child prodigy

Meet nine-year-old Jose Rodriguez who’s already completed pre-calculus 11 and is probably smarter than you Jose Miguel Valdes Rodriguez sprints through the plexiglass doors into the dimly lit Esquimalt Recreation Centre’s main foyer with an ear to ear grin on his face, tugging his mother’s coat on the way. “I neeeed my notebook mom! He’s… Read more »

We need more than just a hashtag

On Oct. 15, 2017, a tweet changed the world. “If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote “Me too” as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem,” wrote Alyssa Milano, an American actress. The resulting #MeToo movement tore back the curtain on the sexualized… Read more »

The evolution of the moving picture show

Local theatres anticipate the next act as streaming shifts movie-watching culture Here lies the independent cinema: The Roxy Classic Theatre — opened as The Fox on February 1, 1949 — closed its doors to moviegoers in December 2013. The movie theatre lived and died on Quadra Street and it was one of Victoria’s last remaining… Read more »

Power imbalances a world away from home

UVic international graduate students speak on unethical treatment from supervisors and a lack of support from the university Uncomfortable power dynamics, manipulation, and a lack of support: for many international graduate students at UVic, this is their reality when it comes to their relationship with their supervisor. “It is threats,” said Hamed Assadi, an Iranian… Read more »

Cannabusiness in YYJ

A closer look into how the legalization of cannabis will affect victoria and what people are saying about it

“Gonna have to get used to that,” my sister whispered to me. Sitting on a bench on the outskirts of the University of Toronto campus, over 4 000 kilometres from home, we were watching a group of students and 20-somethings smoking e-cigarettes across the street.   Plumes of smoke hovered above them, dancing their way… Read more »

Fort on Fire

                    In August 2018, the Shovel Lake fire threatened my hometown of Fort St. James, B.C. My town always felt removed from the province; it’s a small northern community that often seems forgotten. It’s the last place I ever thought would be threatened by disaster. The… Read more »

Falling through the cracks

Over the past year, some students feel the implementation of UVic’s Sexualized Violence Policy has left them without confidentiality, support, and protection   Three weeks into her first year at UVic, Alex* had her consent and autonomy disregarded when she was sexually assaulted. But in the months that followed, it was UVic that continually violated… Read more »