Posts Categorized: Sports | Lifestyle

The CFL is a unique and tight-knit community. Let’s treasure it.

A true David and Goliath story always warms the hearts of audiences. So why does the less popular Canadian Football League struggle to succeed against the American National Football League in its own country? The 2016 Canadian Football League’s (CFL) championship game, the Grey Cup, attracted an average audience of 3.9 million viewers in Canada…. Read more »

Olympic dreams put on full display at CARSA

The athletes who filed into CARSA’s gym on the morning of Sunday, Feb. 19, differed in gender, height, size, and age, but they all had one unifying trait—they dreamt about becoming Olympians. “For me,” says Avalon Wasteneys, one of those athletes, “that was always the goal.” The RBC Training Ground program is a joint initiative… Read more »

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 »