Posts Categorized: Sports | Lifestyle

UVic fencer takes gold at provincial championships

Caleb McIntosh’s foray into fencing started as many good stories do — with a crush on a girl. “I was 12 and there was this girl I had a huge crush on, that I was friends with, and she wanted to do fencing,” McIntosh says. Now, after 15 years and one provincial fencing gold medal, McIntosh realizes his… 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 »

Vikes athlete handknits hats for hospitalized children

Isolation — that is the fate many children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses face when they are forced to recover in the hospital. Isolated from their school friends, sports teams, and music classes, these children undoubtedly feel like they’ve been excluded from a team. Their peers run off and act like kids at a young age should, while… Read more »

UVic student helps herself and others through mental health awareness

When Dana Neily talks about her struggles with balancing mental health and schoolwork, she appears calm and collected — like she’s had this conversation before. Perhaps her nonchalant attitude comes from her years of raising awareness of mental health issues in her community. Vice-president of the Mental Health Awareness Club at the University of Victoria, Neily has… Read more »

Convocation: the big day

What graduates think of graduating After spending sleepless nights editing essays, poring over flashcards for tests, and watching Netflix instead of doing either of those things, you may feel like your post-secondary graduation may never come. University is an undoubtedly trying time, so when you finally make it to the end of your four year… Read more »

Let’s watch people sweat

Three sports to check out in Victoria this summer You’ve already hit up all of Victoria’s beaches, every amazing restaurant, and you’ve poked around all the cool shops close by. So now what? If you’re into sports, or just like to watch fit people run around, a few of the many professional sports teams in… Read more »

Enjoying music festivals, not the ER

A harm-reduction guide to doing festival drugs It’s safe to say that it’s summer time, folks, and that means it’s time to gear up for all your favourite music festivals — but can you guarantee your safety this summer? Along with the joys of listening to music from your favourite band, rubbing up against sweaty strangers, and… Read more »

Learning how to learn to drive

Navigating the roads of life and the obstacles of mental illness To me, life feels like driving a car. Cars are complex systems, but deceptively so. The individual skills needed to safely drive a vehicle provide little challenge on their own; even people who are too young to drive can understand the basics behind how… Read more »

Sports journalism will thrive in digital age

This article was originally published in the Gauntlet, the University of Calgary’s student newspaper, on April 6, 2017. CALGARY—Next year, the Gauntlet will transition from a weekly newspaper to a monthly magazine. With a new digital format and daily reporting on our website, this will have a largely positive outcome in the sports section. Our… Read more »