It was a typical clear day outside the Bay Centre in Victoria — a busker played guitar, while pedestrians waited for the lit-up figure of a man to indicate they’re safe to walk — when two teenage boys were approached by Vancouver gang members, and became the victims of an attempted recruitment. When one of the teens’ parents reported… Read more »
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“Hey, baby. Yeah, hey you.” I put my head down and walk a little faster. I can hear the initiator chuckling to his buddy; my resistance has made this into a game. “Hey, baby. I’m talking to you. Come over here.” I can still hear the two of them after I put in my earbuds…. Read more »
“I’m sorry — do I know you from somewhere?” I asked. This young man had greeted me more enthusiastically and hurried over more quickly than I was comfortable with for someone I was pretty sure I didn’t recognize. It took me halfway through his, “no, I don’t think so,” to connect the tidy, striped tie with the… Read more »
In May 2015, I had the pleasure of attending a model United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Strategy Role Play in St. Gallen, Switzerland, organized by the Global Alliance in Management Education (CEMS). Held at the Executive Campus of St. Gallen University, perched on a picturesque hilltop overlooking a meadow filled with wildflowers,… Read more »
The necks of your trusty and tipsy correspondents were not the only things baking in the sun at the Great Canadian Beer Festival; the culture of the festival itself stewed in the heat. Beer Fest is a mash of surreal pop culture references and graphic tees; consuming a steady stream of 4oz. samplers was all… Read more »
Places to study on campus, ranked Being a new student at UVic introduces you to a flurry of new things, especially if you’re living on campus. There’s new people to meet, Vikes games to cheer at, icebreaker games to awkwardly take part in, and bus routes to figure out. But at the end of the… Read more »
Margaret went outside and shot the chickens through the fence. “That was the last of our summer home,” she sighed, slinging the hot shotgun over her shoulder. She turned from the silent coop and walked dusty across the sparse front lawn. Dooban sat on the steps of the porch, leaning back on his elbows with… Read more »
Local photographer Michelle Rachel captures life on the island in all its majesty with this dazzling selection of photos. To see more of Michelle’s work, go to her website at: www.michellerachelphoto.com.
June 2014, a few days after finally receiving my BA, I received a Facebook message out of the blue inviting me to the wedding of my host brother, whose room I lived in while teaching overseas and he was out of the country for university. I may not have known him very well, but a… Read more »
In comics: Exploring the industrial side of Victoria.