Lifestyle

A short guide to scenic hikes around Victoria

The Island, known for its lush scenery, towering trees, and outdoor pursuits, is the perfect place to start hiking. Maybe you’re new in town, or recently lied to a Tinder…
Outside of the UVIC CARSA Building

Eight classes and activities you can try at CARSA this summer

If you’re looking to take advantage of your spare time this summer while staying active, CARSA offers a variety of ongoing programs, single classes, and drop-in activities that you still…

How to grow your own vegetables as a renter

With food sustainability and rising food costs on your mind, what better time than now to start growing some of your own food? Vegetable gardening is affordable, can reduce transport…
The UVic campus during summer. Photo by Isabella Kennedy.

Five UVic electives you can take this summer

Taking summer courses can be a great way to get an elective out of the way and lighten your course load for the upcoming school year. With a variety of…
An electric car charging station, photo by Michael Marais via Unsplash.

Zero-Emissions vehicles won’t solve the climate crisis, UVic expert says

With gas prices soaring and the climate crisis unfolding around us, consumer interest in electric vehicles is expanding in B.C. Increasing the number of zero-emissions vehicles (ZEVs) on the road…
Photo by Hana Chamberlain.

In review: First sex-themed convention a hit

Presented by the Gender Empowerment Centre (GEM), the University of Victoria Students’ Society advocates organized their first Sexpo in March. The free all-day event took place in the Student Union…

A deep dive into the science behind the uses of seaweed

Everyone has a perspective on seaweed. To some, it’s the slimy stuff on the shore that washes up in piles after a storm, to others, it’s a tasty snack, and…

What you should know about Garry oak savannas in Victoria

Garry oak ecosystems are rare and highly degraded ecosystems that can be found almost exclusively on the southeastern coast of Vancouver Island and parts of the western United States. There…
Peacock Billiards, photo by Ashlee Levy.

Five local bars in Victoria to try

Local breweries, dancefloors, and eateries are open for nightlife Now that COVID-19 restrictions are easing up, people are flooding to the downtown core eager to get back out and enjoy…