Posts Categorized: Sports | Lifestyle

Upping your Instagram game in #Victoria

Your guide to where to take photos in town The beginning of the school year is all about sharing; our friends and classmates will share used textbooks, directions to the cheapest grocery stores, or their opinion on the best cup of joe on campus. These are all helpful tips, but what we really need in… Read more »

Composting for the avid environmentalist

When I was little, my mother told me that if I listened closely enough I could hear a popping sound when an earthworm wriggles into the dirt. I would lie on my belly in the backyard, next to the composter, listening for the noise an earthworm’s tail made as it disappeared into the soft, musty… Read more »

Pedal Power: Travelling B.C. on a bike

I remember the days I spent running around the coastal forests of B.C.; my parents cooking dinner somewhere in the distance as I played with my brother in the trees. I went on fewer and fewer trips with my parents as I grew up, but the memory of that freedom and joy in nature has… Read more »

Five electives to take this year

You’ll see it in a thousand Facebook statuses or in a rushed text from a friend who is registering for classes in ten minutes’ time: “What electives should I take?” It’s a choice that plagues UVic students like a, well, plague, afflicting those who want to balance their hours of microchemistry or neurobiology with something… Read more »

UVic Rocketry soars at international competition

Club rewarded for their efforts in battling elements, gravity They overcame a broken down car, a broken into car, and fifty degree weather — all to travel to New Mexico, join hundreds of other university students, and launch a part-carbon fibre, part-plastic rocket 10 000 feet into the air. But when I sit down with six members… Read more »

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 »