Posts Categorized: Opinions

The conduct of cops on campus

Police on campus find it too easy to be tough on students If you toured campus this month you were sure to see crowds of inebriated students wandering in packs, loudly discussing how great cafeteria food is, their new roommate’s spotless cleaning habits, and the affordability of textbooks. Interspersed between these groups are small clusters… Read more »

Unpaid and unacknowledged

The volunteers behind UVic’s sexualized violence resources On April 26, 2016, the provincial government announced all public post-secondary institutions must create sexual misconduct policies by May 19, 2017. After a year of consultations and months of bureaucracy, May 2017 saw the UVic Board of Governors approve a new sexualized violence policy, listing out definitions of violence… Read more »

Out with the old

EDITORIAL: 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… 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

Sierra has organized a petition asking for accountability from the university regarding sexual harassment at CARSA and UVic. Click here to check out the petition.    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… 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 »