Posts Categorized: Sports | Lifestyle

Top 10 sports stories of 2017

With knees taken and championships raised, 2017 was a memorable year for sports around the world. Despite the fact that 2017 didn’t include the Chicago Cubs 108-year-old-curse-shattering World Series win that 2016 did ( yes, I had to plug my beloved Cubbies in this piece), it was still a good year. Last year will be defined… Read more »

Dear Birdie #4

Sick family, selfish friends, and sorry financials Dear Birdie: My grandmother’s health is getting pretty bad, but I’m not even in the same province, and I haven’t seen her since August. We used to be really close when I was younger, and I miss talking to her since I’ve been away at school. My workload… Read more »

Ten holiday saving tips

Because Christmas red shouldn’t remind you of your bank balance Oftentimes, Christmas leaves us feeling fat, broke, and resentful: the opposite of how we’re supposed to feel. Yet every year, we rinse and repeat the gift giving tradition hoping that this season our bank accounts will remain tumbleweed-free. This is seldom the case. So here… Read more »

Hollow silver

My underlying guilt of running in Nationals A few days after I ran the best race of my life, I placed my head against the steering wheel of my car. Droplets of tears fell onto the leather interior. I wondered when, or if, the pain would go away. I had just competed in the B.C…. Read more »

Catching up with Vikes Hockey

Vikes take on winless Washington The halfway mark of the 2017–18 season is approaching, and the UVic Vikes Hockey team are standing far from the championship throne they recently sat upon. The Vikes have not won a game since beating Simon Fraser University (SFU) 5–1 over a month ago. SFU won the rematch, and Vancouver… Read more »

Furry cuddles and stress relief

Interfaith Chapel holds a weekly Pet Café for stress relief Students are bombarded with stressors over the course of the academic year: being away from home for an extended amount of time, academic deadlines, time commitment pressures, and monetary limitations. It can all add up pretty fast. But there are a couple ways to lessen… Read more »

How to be an astronaut

CSA looking for recruits Editor’s Note: We neglected to mention that applications had closed in the summer of this year. We regret this error, but it’s not like you would have been hired anyway.  Are you tired of looking up into the night sky, wondering what life is like on the other side of the… Read more »

Player profile: Jack Palmer

Don’t be fooled by his light eyes and polite demeanour — Jack Palmer is a defensive weapon. At 22 years old, the Victoria native has one of the more decorated resumes on the UVic Vikes roster. Standing 6’2” and 196 lbs, the two-way centre / left winger not only played in the Western Hockey League (WHL), but… Read more »