Sports journalism will thrive in digital age

This article was originally published in the Gauntlet, the University of Calgary’s student newspaper, on April 6, 2017. CALGARY—Next year, the Gauntlet will transition from a weekly newspaper to a monthly magazine. With a new digital format and daily reporting on our website, this will have a largely positive outcome in the sports section. Our… Read more »

UBC researchers recommend cancelling Site C

This article originally appeared in the Ubyssey on May 1, 2017. You can find a link to the original story here. VANCOUVER — After analyzing Site C, UBC researchers have now said that the hydroelectric dam project at Peace River in northeastern BC is much more expensive than alternative solutions. Cancelling the project by June 30 would… Read more »

Breaking down the baseball heartbreak

The Blue Jays’ early season struggles Along with many UVic students, I spend winter waiting for classes to wind down, sunshine to arrive, and the Toronto Blue Jays’ regular season to start. While there has been a nearly two-decade black hole of miserable baseball in Toronto, the past number of years have been an exciting,… Read more »

Tensions high as Ring Road standoff enters 45th hour

Onlookers are beginning to worry as a standoff between a student trying to cross Ring Road and a car enters its 45th hour. Various members of the gathered crowd confirmed that the two got stuck at around 8:30 a.m. on May the 9th, and that the past two days had been filled with passive aggressive… Read more »

Cassels leads charge on strategic plan revamp

Also, can humanists swim? The UVic Senate met for the final time this academic term on Friday, May 7. And while many of the motions were regarding smaller procedural matters, a few discussions fell more towards the philosophical. For the final time from this reporter, here’s a recap of how those discussions went down. Strategic… Read more »

Reverting to a childhood state

Kids cartoon deep cuts from the new millennium Finally, friends, exam time is over. It’s time for us to relax, kick back, and spiral so far out of control from stress that we have to revert back to our childhood state. When I began to unwind for the start of summer, I found that regular… Read more »

Shaking loose the fiction around earthquake safety codes

When the big earthquake hits, will the buildings on campus survive? Earthquake retrofits or not, the answer is most likely no. It’s a common mistake to think that seismic retrofits (like the kind applied to Clearihue’s A-Wing about six years ago) will ‘save’ the building from an earthquake. In the case of a gentle shake,… Read more »

Pretty Good Not Bad festival raises all and no expectations

Summer’s here, and that means one thing: it’s music fest season, my dudes. With the arrival of good weather comes the usual suspects, including such favourites as Victoria Ska Fest, the Philips Backyard Weekender, Rock the Shores (though it’ll be taking a notable absence this year), and, of course, Rifflandia. But before all of that… Read more »