Posts Categorized: Sports | Lifestyle

Dear Birdie: Bad grades, house parties, and break-ups

Dear Birdie: My high-school boyfriend and I came to UVic together. We live in the same residence and it’s been a lot of fun, but now I feel like I’m missing out on meeting new people and having different experiences. I’m thinking of breaking up with him but it feels like a betrayal because we… Read more »

UVic club out to end the stigma around mental health

You are not alone — that is what the UVic Mental Health Awareness Club wants to let you know, especially when you seek help. “It can be fairly intimidating to go to the counselling services for the first time; even if you go into the University Centre to find the counselling services, there’s not clear signage,” says… Read more »

Diving under the surface of UVic’s submarine clubs

Despite being the newest and oldest engineering clubs at UVic, the Submarine Racing Club [SRC] and Autonomous Underwater Vehicle [AUVIC], UVic’s two submarine teams have less in common than you might think. Most students outside of engineering might be surprised to learn that there are two separate competitive submarine teams on campus, so here’s a… Read more »

Broke, overworked, and lucky

Despite high rent and low pay, Victorians still consider themselves fortunate As we strolled through bustling Blanshard Street one day, my friend Kevin Shepheard turned to me and said, “You know, I’ve never heard someone who lives in Victoria say, ’I’m really happy with the amount of rent I’m paying and I’m totally good for… Read more »

Inside Victoria’s tunnels

Crouched in the darkness, you slosh through a murky stream as something rumbles overhead. You manage to shine your feeble flashlight on the cramped walls, and see something written in dripping red paint: call your mom more often. Welcome to the tunnels of Victoria. While there are extensive variations of urban myths surrounding Victoria’s historic… Read more »

Vikes teams head into championship month

November is a stressful month for most students, with midterms in full swing and finals not too far away. For plenty of varsity athletes, however, November means something entirely different: championship time. Several varsity teams from UVic are either heading into or have already competed in their respective season finales. Here’s a breakdown of what… Read more »

Player Profile: Brandon Volpe

Twenty-one-year-old centre Brandon Volpe, a member of the 2016-2017 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey Leaghe (BCIHL) championship winning UVic Vikes, is hitting the ice for his second season with the club. Volpe is confident the Vikes can compete for yet another championship title following an encouraging training camp with a core group of veteran players who are… Read more »

Finding a place to cry on campus

It’s that time of year again If you’ve ever been perusing the depths of Facebook in a spiral of procrastination, it is likely that you’ve come across the ever-growing Facebook page, “Places in Victoria Where I Cry.” A helpful how-to guide on where to unleash your emotions, the page has been up and running since… Read more »

Zombie Walk thrills, scares Victoria

Warning: things get pretty gory ahead! On Oct. 7, a crowd of Victorians gathered at Centennial Square for the city’s annual Zombie Walk. The public event signalled the beginning of the Halloween season. Word had spread across Facebook throughout the summer and fall, so when the day came, a horde of the undead arrived — bodies adorned… Read more »