Player profile: Jack Palmer

Don’t be fooled by his light eyes and polite demeanour — Jack Palmer is a defensive weapon. At 22 years old, the Victoria native has one of the more decorated resumes on the UVic Vikes roster. Standing 6’2” and 196 lbs, the two-way centre / left winger not only played in the Western Hockey League (WHL), but… Read more »

Where were you when Trump won?

On Nov 8, 2016, I was finishing my anthropology midterm at Camosun College. The midterm was in the evening and took place the night of the 45th U.S. presidential election. I’m not a U.S. citizen; I’m Victorian born and raised. However, Canada has so many trade and cultural relationships with our southern neighbors that when… Read more »

Wilful blindness to Peterson’s antics verges on impunity

Harassment, threats from University of Toronto professor — all while the university stands idle Twitter brings out the worst in us. This is especially true of Jordan Peterson, who took to the social media platform on Oct. 26 to air his latest grievances in notably unorthodox fashion. The University of Toronto psychology professor was lamenting the postponement… Read more »

When good men grow moustaches (and beards)

A Movember rant November has reared its ugly head once more, marking that time of the year when men grow out their facial hair to support awareness for men’s mental health and prostate and testicular cancer. It’s a wonderful cause to support; what began as an idea from two men in Australia is now a… Read more »

Qiksaaktuq

Tanya Tagaq throat sings to a sold-out audience At her recent concert with the Victoria Symphony, Polaris Prize-winning Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq bridged a centuries-old segregation between popular and art music by addressing societal injustices through orchestral music. In lieu of her more traditional gowns, she wore a simple black dress to perform Qiksaaktuq… Read more »

Review: The Madwoman of Chaillot

Colourful acting can’t compensate for grey script The audience stares at the red curtain for several long minutes waiting for the lights to rise, the sound to fade, and the actors to appear. There’s a low muttering from the other patrons, a nervous laugh at the awkward limbo between announcement and performance. Finally, the curtains… Read more »

Vikes out-scored, out-chirped in loss to Selkirk Saints

In two road games, the UVic Vikes went from being dominated by the Trinity Western Spartans to outscoring Simon Fraser the following night. Seven days later, the Vikes hosted the current BCIHL standings leader: the Selkirk Saints. As the puck dropped, it was evident the Vikes had prepared for the offensively talented opponents. But would… Read more »

Frustration, sadness at UVSS health care town hall

Room agrees referendum needed to fix health care plan It was an emotional evening for those gathered in the Michele Pujol room on Thursday, Nov. 9, though emotions varied between each party in attendance. Those sharing their stories of losing coverage after the UVSS switched to a new student health care plan expressed frustration, sadness,… Read more »

Avatar: James Cameron’s Too-Long Odyssey

James Cameron’s Avatar was a technological accomplishment and became a worldwide box office legend, so you may think that more Avatar is a good thing. James Cameron thinks it is — the director has announced an astounding four sequels to the 2009 hit, set to be released in 2020, 2021, 2024 and 2025. When the second film… Read more »