Posts Categorized: Sports | Lifestyle

Happy hour heaven

Fifteen hours of discount drinks to get you through finals In the midst of finals, it’s not uncommon for students’ spirits — and bank accounts — to hit an all-time low. Luckily, there are plenty of places around Victoria to revitalize the soul with wine, beer, and all kinds of alcohol that won’t take a toll on your wallet…. Read more »

A Raptor’s guide to university

Our interview with NBA’s breakout bench star Fred VanVleet In team sports, there are few positions more concerned with bringing out the best in teammates than point guard, the basketball player who initiates a team’s offense. When you look up the best two-, three-, four-, and five-man combinations in the NBA this season, only two… Read more »

Dear high school students touring campus right now

Some advice before you venture into the “real world” Hi, it’s me. Yes, that girl you saw walking across campus in her pyjamas. Yes, both those coffees you saw in my hands were for me. Have you ever had to sit through a three-hour lecture? That’s what I thought. Anyway, welcome to UVic! Despite the… Read more »

The signs suffering through exam season

Aries (Mar 21 — April 19) Your hot head is an issue when it comes to studying. With the Aries season (your messiest time of year) coming to a close, try to stay on topic and burn through your exams. Taurus (April 20 — May 20) I see you counting down the days until your birthday. Remember, you have… Read more »

Baking with Bix: Foccacia Bread

An uninteresting and intermittent cooking column   Are you interested in making friends by implementing your half-assed baking ability? No? Too bad, because you’ll be making them one way or another when your friends-to-be detect the delectable scent of this focaccia bread. This recipe is written for inexperienced bakers, because any self-respecting professional baker wouldn’t… Read more »

Where’d the second slate go?

Oligarchies, death threats, and car accidents: why only one slate ran in the 2018 UVSS election Although there’s nothing new about a single slate sweeping the UVSS elections, this year was the first time in recent history that a second full slate failed to materialize in time to run. Before the campaigning even started, the… Read more »

Finding joy through breath at the Victoria Yoga Conference

It would have required considerable effort for me to be crabby last Saturday and Sunday morning, despite the early rise and lack of caffeine. And if you, like me, were at the Victoria Yoga Conference, that feeling likely resonates with you. The sixth annual Victoria Yoga Conference (VYC) promised a “weekend of inspiration, motivation, and… Read more »

UVSS Election fashion streeter

Your candidate’s clothes Ainsley Kerr Candidate for Director of Campaigns and Community Relations with Envision UVic  How would you describe your style and how it relates to your life as a student? I usually try to go for business-casual, but, at the same time, something I could feasibly go for a hike in at almost… Read more »

Dear Birdie #8

Sex, sex, and sex Dear Birdie: My boyfriend and I haven’t had sex yet, but we’re planning on it. I feel very comfortable with him and I think I’m ready, but he made an offhand comment about porn the other day and now I’m paranoid he’s going to have really unrealistic expectations of how it’s… Read more »