Opinions

Various firearms behind bars. Graphic by Sie Douglas-Fish.

New gun control bill in Canada is not perfect but a step in the right direction

The top priority for every national or federal government should be to ensure the safety of its citizens. However, gun violence in communities and neighborhoods, especially in the United States,…

Students a major part of UVic’s impact on the local economy, but who supports students?

On June 20, a report was released detailing the economic impact of the University of Victoria on the provincial and local economies. The independent report by Emsi Burning Glass (now…

RateMyProf can’t always be trusted

As popular courses are usually offered at different times by different professors, it becomes more complicated to try and figure out what course and professor would be the best fit…
Pope Francis waving, photo by Annett Klingner via Pixabay.

The Pope’s trip to Canada wrongly leaves out Kamloops

In late March, for the first time ever, Indigenous delegates went to Rome to share the stories of residential school survivours. After days of songs and stories, Pope Francis sat…

Canadians long overdue for a policy protecting abortion

Earlier this month, a leaked draft opinion letter from the United States Supreme Court declared their intention to overrule Roe v. Wade — the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision that…
Screenshot of recent posts tagged with #casualinstagram on Instagram.

Instagram will never be casual

No matter what effort social media users employ to “make Instagram casual again” — whether that be posting blurry mirror selfies, curating photo dumps or depicting the mundane — Instagram…

Letter to the Editor: UVic abusive CARSA student service fee

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News Unsettled Native Students Union column

Pishshapmishko pi maarsii

This is my last News Unsettled and my way of saying farewell. I joined the Native Students Union (NSU) three years ago. It was at the fall Semi-Annual General Meeting…
Longhouse, photo provided by Leandra Ndayifukamiye.

The longhouse

Why were there so many more sunny days when I was younger? It felt brighter, more joyous, and peaceful. Living in the Fraser Valley often feels miserable when the sun…

Métis in the city

I began to reconnect with my Métis culture on a Saturday in the final year of my undergrad. In my first years at university, I learned as much as I…