Posts Categorized: Sports | Lifestyle

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 »

Five electives to take this year

You’ll see it in a thousand Facebook statuses or in a rushed text from a friend who is registering for classes in ten minutes’ time: “What electives should I take?” It’s a choice that plagues UVic students like a, well, plague, afflicting those who want to balance their hours of microchemistry or neurobiology with something… Read more »

UVic Rocketry soars at international competition

Club rewarded for their efforts in battling elements, gravity They overcame a broken down car, a broken into car, and fifty degree weather — all to travel to New Mexico, join hundreds of other university students, and launch a part-carbon fibre, part-plastic rocket 10 000 feet into the air. But when I sit down with six members… Read more »

UVic fencer takes gold at provincial championships

Caleb McIntosh’s foray into fencing started as many good stories do — with a crush on a girl. “I was 12 and there was this girl I had a huge crush on, that I was friends with, and she wanted to do fencing,” McIntosh says. Now, after 15 years and one provincial fencing gold medal, McIntosh realizes his… Read more »