Posts Categorized: Opinions

Out with the old

Why John has to go The question: should we rename public monuments/institutions named after problematic people? Our answer: obviously. For anyone who hasn’t been living under a rock (or deliberately hiding from the daily disaster that is the news), the debate surrounding memorials for harmful colonial historical figures has been raging in the United States… Read more »

You’re using the term ‘Nazi’ wrong

EDMONTON — On August 11-12, a rally was organized by white nationalists, white supremacists, and members of the alt-right in Charlottesville, Virginia, to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee. The event morphed into a violent race riot, which culminated in an act of vehicular terrorism is that killed one peaceful counter-protestor… Read more »

Who will be the free-enterprise cheerleader?

Your guide to the B.C. Liberal leadership race The B.C. Liberal party — who prior to the last election had been preparing for another decade in government — are now leaderless. Former premier Christy Clark stepped down when she lost the confidence of the house, elevating the NDP into government and triggering a leadership race for the B.C. Liberals…. Read more »

Clarifying our climate reality

Thinking ahead, not beyond If you’re an active citizen, chances are you’ve had one or two conversations concerning climate change. Considering you’re reading this in a university newspaper, it’s likely that  you’ve been engaged in, or even maybe led, these conversations. When discussing climate change, at some point there will inevitably be a drive to… Read more »

My experiences with sexual harassment at CARSA

On June 18, I told a creepy old man in the hallway of CARSA to fuck off when he was ogling me as I walked by. He apparently did not like that I told him to fuck off, so he told the front desk. As I passed by the front desk after changing back into… Read more »

B.C. minority government destined for conflict

Now several months beyond the May 9 B.C. provincial election, we finally have a new leader — or leaders — governing our province. On July 18, B.C. NDP leader John Horgan was officially sworn in as British Columbia’s 36th Premier, the result of an agreement with Andrew Weaver’s B.C. Green Party to form a coalition government. Together, the NDP… Read more »

It’s time to stand up to your landlord

VANCOUVER — It can be hard to prioritize understanding the Residential Tenancy Act when you’ve got mountains of readings and assignments to do. Especially as a student, chances are that you’ve moved out for the first time and are already drowning in scary adult responsibilities. However, no matter who you are, where you live, or how much… Read more »

Does liking rap make me a bad feminist?

My name is Jess, and I am a feminist who loves rap. “Hi, Jess,” the group of feminists say back with disdain, clutching their copies of Gloria Steinem’s A Book of Self-Esteem, Revolution from Within. I prepare myself in case one of them tries to hurl a copy of The Bell Jar at my head,… Read more »

UVic’s technology is in need of a serious update

Ah, back-to-school season. You’re nearly upon us, and that means, once again, that fresh faces and grizzled graduates will be subjected to the steaming trash heap that is UVic technology. For those of our readers who are new to UVic, who have somehow never needed to use a UVic map or MyPage, sit down and… Read more »

Letter to the editor: Re: “CARSA member suspended after swearing at sexual harassers”

Your story July 6, “CARSA member suspended after swearing at sexual harassers,” is misleading in implying that CARSA does not respond appropriately to complaints about sexual harassment. You reported that a UVic alumna was suspended for one month for violating the facility’s behavioural policy after several meetings to address behaviour in CARSA. Indeed, CARSA has… Read more »