Posts Categorized: Sports | Lifestyle

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 »

Breaking down the baseball heartbreak

The Blue Jays’ early season struggles Along with many UVic students, I spend winter waiting for classes to wind down, sunshine to arrive, and the Toronto Blue Jays’ regular season to start. While there has been a nearly two-decade black hole of miserable baseball in Toronto, the past number of years have been an exciting,… Read more »

Three ways to spend your summer in Victoria

Summer is definitely the best season in Victoria, if only because it rains slightly less than usual. Many UVic students will be heading home while school is not in session, but, if you’re lucky enough to be sticking around, here are three things that you should probably check out. Music festivals With the postponement of… Read more »

Three departing Vikes reflect on their time on the court

It wasn’t too difficult to find a time to meet with Vikes basketball trio Jenna Bugiardini, Nicole Karstein, and Jenna Krug. With their final season of university basketball having come to an end a few weeks ago, the three fifth-years were beginning to realize just how much free time they had on their hands. “It… Read more »

Tax tips for the financially challenged student

Cherry blossom trees have begun popping up on Instagram feeds again, which can only mean one thing: tax season is here. For a lot of students, this might involve the simple task of forking over the income slips from your minimum-wage summer job to your parents or math-inclined uncle. But for those of you who… Read more »

How to change the world (without making it worse): Four tips for ethical voluntourism

At first glance, simultaneously travelling and volunteering seems like a no-brainer. After all, it promises personal growth, unforgettable adventure, and the chance to snap some killer profile pictures — all while making the planet a better place. Who wouldn’t want to do a little voluntourism this summer? But before you strap on your backpack and go change… Read more »