Posts Categorized: Sports | Lifestyle

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 »

Vikes out-scored, out-chirped in loss to Selkirk Saints

In two road games, the UVic Vikes went from being dominated by the Trinity Western Spartans to outscoring Simon Fraser the following night. Seven days later, the Vikes hosted the current BCIHL standings leader: the Selkirk Saints. As the puck dropped, it was evident the Vikes had prepared for the offensively talented opponents. But would… Read more »

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 »