Posts Categorized: Sports | Lifestyle

How to handle silverfish this summer

If you live in Victoria (or in any damp city), you’ve probably seen those nasty little bugs that inhabit our bathrooms, kitchens, and closets. They’re silver with long antennae and turn into powder when you smoosh them. They are the not-so-elusive silverfish. Silverfish are gross and seem to respawn in seconds. So how do you… Read more »

Name twins at UVic

The struggle of having a common name and having to share it My name is Sarah Mayer. The year I was born, Sarah was the fourth most popular female name according to BabyCenter. I am the butt of every white girl joke, many memes across the internet (insert that Zachary Piona vine here), and so… Read more »

Sedins put on a show in final home game

The end of an era | Henrik and Daniel Sedin would never want this. All the recognition, tribute videos, and social media posts of support from teammates and other players across the NHL is something they wouldn’t push for. Unlike other sports stars, such as Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees, who announced at… Read more »

Summer travel tips for students

If you’re like me, exam studying comes with a side of daydreaming about summer. I cannot wait to recycle all of my notes, pack up my suitcase, and get on the road. But as much as I would love to jet off to the other side of the world the second my prof says “pencils… Read more »

Happy hour heaven

Fifteen hours of discount drinks to get you through finals In the midst of finals, it’s not uncommon for students’ spirits — and bank accounts — to hit an all-time low. Luckily, there are plenty of places around Victoria to revitalize the soul with wine, beer, and all kinds of alcohol that won’t take a toll on your wallet…. Read more »

A Raptor’s guide to university

Our interview with NBA’s breakout bench star Fred VanVleet In team sports, there are few positions more concerned with bringing out the best in teammates than point guard, the basketball player who initiates a team’s offense. When you look up the best two-, three-, four-, and five-man combinations in the NBA this season, only two… Read more »

Dear high school students touring campus right now

Some advice before you venture into the “real world” Hi, it’s me. Yes, that girl you saw walking across campus in her pyjamas. Yes, both those coffees you saw in my hands were for me. Have you ever had to sit through a three-hour lecture? That’s what I thought. Anyway, welcome to UVic! Despite the… Read more »

The signs suffering through exam season

Aries (Mar 21 — April 19) Your hot head is an issue when it comes to studying. With the Aries season (your messiest time of year) coming to a close, try to stay on topic and burn through your exams. Taurus (April 20 — May 20) I see you counting down the days until your birthday. Remember, you have… Read more »

Baking with Bix: Foccacia Bread

An uninteresting and intermittent cooking column   Are you interested in making friends by implementing your half-assed baking ability? No? Too bad, because you’ll be making them one way or another when your friends-to-be detect the delectable scent of this focaccia bread. This recipe is written for inexperienced bakers, because any self-respecting professional baker wouldn’t… Read more »

Where’d the second slate go?

Oligarchies, death threats, and car accidents: why only one slate ran in the 2018 UVSS election Although there’s nothing new about a single slate sweeping the UVSS elections, this year was the first time in recent history that a second full slate failed to materialize in time to run. Before the campaigning even started, the… Read more »