Posts Categorized: Sports | Lifestyle

As 2016 fades, what’s next for Ryan Cochrane?

After winning bronze and silver medals in Beijing 2008 and London 2012 (respectively) in the 1500 metre freestyle, UVic’s most famous Olympic swimmer set his sights on gold in Rio, but came up short in sixth place. In an exclusive interview with the Martlet, conducted late last year, Ryan Cochrane reflects on his third summer… Read more »

Why I run 100 kilometres a week

“Why do you run?” is a question I frequently hear. My non-running friends think it’s torture, and when I tell them that I run 100 kilometers a week in the winter, their mouths drop. When I tell those same non-running friends that I balance my classwork with running for the UVic Varsity track team, they… Read more »

Positive thinking in 2017

Gloomy January has never felt like the best time to have a fresh start. Even so, we are provided with an opportunity to grow into better humans. Instead of pontificating on the end of the world and how awful 2016 was, let’s focus on the year ahead! And then, when we reflect on 2017 a… Read more »

Cultural phenomena of 2016 I don’t f*cking understand

As I start ascending into my mid-late twenties, I’m beginning to realize that I’m falling behind the times. The youth of today are doing the weirdest shit online, and I don’t get it at all. But according to Kylie Jenner, “this year is really about like the year of just realizing stuff,” right? So I… Read more »

Vulture Culture: UVic’s most controversial new activist group?

Picture this: you’re weaving your way through Mystic Market’s labyrinth of lunchtime madness, dodging food trays and slow walkers, when you spy a small group of students with a ‘Free Food’ sign just outside the main doors. Intrigued, you hesitate, but one glance at your watch jolts you back into a hurry again—but you can’t… Read more »

The many happy holidays: Remembering all cultures this season

Is it ‘merry Christmas’ or ‘happy holidays?’ Regardless of how we say it, the message is the same: wishing someone a happy winter season. But in Western culture, the season is so heavily associated with Christmas, where people exchange gifts in the name of giving, it’s easy to forget that in our beautiful multicultural country,… Read more »

Lack of training opportunities for bike mechanics problematic

With the rise in demand for profes- sional bike mechanics but a lack of training opportunities, aspiring bike mechanics in Canada are left in a difficult position. Currently, there is no standardized provincial or federal bike mechanic certification process, leaving mechanics to learn inconsistent repair techniques acquired from private companies. Recyclistas, a local bike shop… Read more »

UVic grads spread Himalayan grace through Fazl Socks

Looking for a gift that’ll warm your heart and keep your feet cozy this hol- iday season? Fazl Socks challenges consumers to “wear the change you want to see in the world.” The North India-based, cause-driven business, launched in May of 2016 by two UVic alumni, works alongside disadvan- taged women to produce traditional Himalayan… Read more »

De-Stress Fest gives students some needed R&R

Ready to find some inner peace before the semester ends? De-Stress Fest runs from Tuesday, Nov. 22 to Friday, Nov. 25, and is full of events designed to help you kick back and relax before you dive right into finals season. “Personally, I get very into my studies and I don’t take time for myself,”… Read more »