Posts Categorized: Sports | Lifestyle

The great White Whale

Dealing with the Moby Dicks of our love lives We all have one: whether you met them in high school, at work, on the bus, or at summer camp when you were 12, we all have that special person who connected with us in a way we imagined was perfect. Some of us may have… Read more »

The signs and self-love this Valentine’s Day

Aries (Mar 21 — April 19) Buy yourself flowers this Valentine’s Day, Aries. Go hard! Decorate your apartment with all the foliage you can find — it will be beautiful. Taurus (April 20 — May 20) Go on an adventure this Valentine’s Day. Whether it’s simply up Mount Douglas or to a new place you have never been, invite your friends… Read more »

Vikes fly into playoffs on 12-game winning streak

“It was a total lacklustre effort from us,” said coach Dani Sinclair after her women’s basketball team was trounced 96–63 by the University of Saskatchewan Huskies on Nov. 18, 2017. “We did get some energy from some kids off the bench but we were totally disorganized offensively and our bad shots were turnovers that led… Read more »

Emergency kit essentials

Victorians were given a harsh wake-up call in the early hours of Jan. 23. After a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska and a tsunami warning followed, residents were reminded that we live in a dangerous part of the world when it comes to natural disasters. VicAlert — the City of Victoria’s emergency notification… Read more »

Could running and writing be the next great combination?

Peanut butter and jelly, macaroni and cheese, Batman and Robin: such classic duos that you or I can’t imagine one without the other. But, running and writing? Normally, I wouldn’t have thought those two worked so well together. That is, until I raised my hand in Writing 215, Introduction to Journalism, last semester. I had… Read more »

Top 10 sports stories of 2017

With knees taken and championships raised, 2017 was a memorable year for sports around the world. Despite the fact that 2017 didn’t include the Chicago Cubs 108-year-old-curse-shattering World Series win that 2016 did ( yes, I had to plug my beloved Cubbies in this piece), it was still a good year. Last year will be defined… Read more »

Dear Birdie #4

Sick family, selfish friends, and sorry financials Dear Birdie: My grandmother’s health is getting pretty bad, but I’m not even in the same province, and I haven’t seen her since August. We used to be really close when I was younger, and I miss talking to her since I’ve been away at school. My workload… Read more »

Ten holiday saving tips

Because Christmas red shouldn’t remind you of your bank balance Oftentimes, Christmas leaves us feeling fat, broke, and resentful: the opposite of how we’re supposed to feel. Yet every year, we rinse and repeat the gift giving tradition hoping that this season our bank accounts will remain tumbleweed-free. This is seldom the case. So here… Read more »

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 »