Posts Categorized: Sports | Lifestyle

The sweet life of sugar babies

Behind the young women offering the ‘girlfriend experience’ to affluent suitors “What’s your most expensive bottle of champagne?—$700.” “What’s your most expensive bottle of wine?—$900.” “Can we get both?” So begins the trailer for The Girlfriend Experience, Steven Soderbergh’s 2016 drama series that follows Christine (Riley Keough), a law-student-turned- escort, as she juggles gourmet dinners and… Read more »

Single, white, murderer: Behind Canadian Inmates Connect

It reads like a standard dating site profile: “I’m 32 years old, tall and fit (6’2″, 215lbs), SWM, seeking exciting adventurous attractive female pen pal who likes to write,” writes Brian Dickson. Now Google him. Dickson is currently serving a life sentence for the first-degree murder of a 23-year-old York University student during the course… Read more »

Vikes’ Bugiardini, Giannattasio light up Nights of Lightning

Hamilton, Ont.-born Amari Giannattasio and Jenna Bugiardini combined for 56 points against the Lethbridge Pronghorns, leading the Vikes women’s basketball team to their ninth win of the season last Friday, defeating Lethbridge 84-59 at CARSA. Giannattasio, a third-year player, dropped 16 of her 30 in the third quarter as the Vikes put up 37 points… Read more »

The best of Victoria’s hidden podcasts

Podcasts are a strange medium. In 2015, the Pew Research Center reported that 36 per cent of Americans had listened to a pod- cast, but half the population of the same country hadn’t even heard of the term ‘podcasting.’ Some pod- casts, such as WTF with Marc Maron, rake in viewers by the millions, while… Read more »

Men’s hockey team hits ice with high hopes after five-week hiatus

The UVic men’s hockey team looks to maintain their current playoff position this Saturday against Trinity Western University (TWU) as they return from a five-week break. “It’ll be good to get back into the game,” says assistant captain Shawn Mueller. “We currently qualify for playoffs and it’s the first game of the semester, so it’s… Read more »

As 2016 fades, what’s next for Ryan Cochrane?

After winning bronze and silver medals in Beijing 2008 and London 2012 (respectively) in the 1500 metre freestyle, UVic’s most famous Olympic swimmer set his sights on gold in Rio, but came up short in sixth place. In an exclusive interview with the Martlet, conducted late last year, Ryan Cochrane reflects on his third summer… Read more »

Why I run 100 kilometres a week

“Why do you run?” is a question I frequently hear. My non-running friends think it’s torture, and when I tell them that I run 100 kilometers a week in the winter, their mouths drop. When I tell those same non-running friends that I balance my classwork with running for the UVic Varsity track team, they… Read more »

Positive thinking in 2017

Gloomy January has never felt like the best time to have a fresh start. Even so, we are provided with an opportunity to grow into better humans. Instead of pontificating on the end of the world and how awful 2016 was, let’s focus on the year ahead! And then, when we reflect on 2017 a… Read more »

Cultural phenomena of 2016 I don’t f*cking understand

As I start ascending into my mid-late twenties, I’m beginning to realize that I’m falling behind the times. The youth of today are doing the weirdest shit online, and I don’t get it at all. But according to Kylie Jenner, “this year is really about like the year of just realizing stuff,” right? So I… Read more »

Vulture Culture: UVic’s most controversial new activist group?

Picture this: you’re weaving your way through Mystic Market’s labyrinth of lunchtime madness, dodging food trays and slow walkers, when you spy a small group of students with a ‘Free Food’ sign just outside the main doors. Intrigued, you hesitate, but one glance at your watch jolts you back into a hurry again—but you can’t… Read more »