Posts Categorized: Sports | Lifestyle

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 »

Keeping your head in the game

Student instructs martial arts class with mental health focus You’re surrounded by a wave of people each time you walk through the halls of ECS — but how many of these people could throw you down on the mats? Fourth-year engineering student Colin Federici opened up about his passion for martial arts over coffee in Bibliocafe earlier… Read more »

New dinosaurs discovered in Victoria

Island gets a taste of NBA basketball as Raptors visit UVic with the son of a champion Vike The average height on campus jumped significantly on Sept. 26 when the Toronto Raptors arrived to hold their training camp at UVic. The team ran its pre-preseason practices in the CARSA facility until the 29th and hosted… Read more »

Dear Birdie #2

The Martlet’s new bi-weekly advice column Dear Birdie: Throughout my whole undergrad degree (I am in my fourth year), I have been planning to enter a specific post-grad program to become a certified high school teacher. Recently, I have had a change of heart, and I really want to enter a different post-grad program to… Read more »

A history of pro basketball in B.C.

The Toronto Raptors’ exhibition game on Thursday, Sept. 28, at UVic’s CARSA, will be one of the only times an NBA team has taken the court in B.C. in the past sixteen years. But the Raptors’ intrasquad match won’t be the first time the province’s hoops fans watch as a team plays itself. Between the… Read more »

Crowd-free caffeine fixes

Off-the-beaten-track study spots around town There comes a time in every student’s life when they turn to coffee. Maybe it’s the only thing that will get you through your never-ending night class, or it’s your favourite part of your morning ritual. The fact of the matter is that most students turn to coffee (or a… Read more »