Posts Categorized: Sports | Lifestyle

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 »

Dear Birdie #1

The Martlet’s new bi-weekly advice column Dear Birdie: I was way too nervous in the first few days of classes and I didn’t talk to anyone. Now school is kicking into gear and I’m worried that people will be too busy for me to actually start any friendships. How do I fix this so that… Read more »

Upping your Instagram game in #Victoria

Your guide to where to take photos in town The beginning of the school year is all about sharing; our friends and classmates will share used textbooks, directions to the cheapest grocery stores, or their opinion on the best cup of joe on campus. These are all helpful tips, but what we really need in… Read more »

Composting for the avid environmentalist

When I was little, my mother told me that if I listened closely enough I could hear a popping sound when an earthworm wriggles into the dirt. I would lie on my belly in the backyard, next to the composter, listening for the noise an earthworm’s tail made as it disappeared into the soft, musty… Read more »

Pedal Power: Travelling B.C. on a bike

I remember the days I spent running around the coastal forests of B.C.; my parents cooking dinner somewhere in the distance as I played with my brother in the trees. I went on fewer and fewer trips with my parents as I grew up, but the memory of that freedom and joy in nature has… Read more »