It’s time to stand up to your landlord

VANCOUVER — It can be hard to prioritize understanding the Residential Tenancy Act when you’ve got mountains of readings and assignments to do. Especially as a student, chances are that you’ve moved out for the first time and are already drowning in scary adult responsibilities. However, no matter who you are, where you live, or how much… Read more »

Does liking rap make me a bad feminist?

My name is Jess, and I am a feminist who loves rap. “Hi, Jess,” the group of feminists say back with disdain, clutching their copies of Gloria Steinem’s A Book of Self-Esteem, Revolution from Within. I prepare myself in case one of them tries to hurl a copy of The Bell Jar at my head,… Read more »

UVic’s technology is in need of a serious update

Ah, back-to-school season. You’re nearly upon us, and that means, once again, that fresh faces and grizzled graduates will be subjected to the steaming trash heap that is UVic technology. For those of our readers who are new to UVic, who have somehow never needed to use a UVic map or MyPage, sit down and… 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 »

Change in CARSA dress code sparks online backlash

A new dress code at CARSA has caused a stir online after a gym member took to Instagram to voice her concern about being told her shorts violated the updated policy. Luiza, a recent UVic graduate who asked to be referred to only by her first name, has been attending CARSA since the gym opened… Read more »

CARSA to host Toronto Raptors training camp in September

It’s common knowledge that CARSA is always busier in September, usually with first-years who think they’ll actually have time to workout amid their schoolwork. This year, however, a few of the new faces at the gym will be decidedly more familiar than most. The Toronto Raptors are set to hold a pre-season training camp at… 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 »