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Voting ads, photo by Dan Dennis via Unsplash.

What you should know for the upcoming local elections

You've probably already seen the signs posted up around town. With voting day for the 2022 B.C. General Local Elections slated for Oct. 15, candidates are now in full campaigning…
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To mask or not to mask: That is the question for UVic students this year

As students, faculty, and staff return for the school year with no mask mandate in place, there seems to be a mix of people at UVic choosing to either consistently…
Society for Students with Disability

Meet your UVic Advocacy Groups

During the second week of the fall semester the five UVic advocacy groups came together for the first Advo Week. The week allowed the advocacy groups to show UVic students…

Opinions

Queen Elizabeth II, photo by WikiImages via Pixabay.

Should we have had a day off to mourn the queen?

A for-and-against considering the day off at UVic to mourn Queen Elizabeth II's passing.
Poli-sci textbooks, photo by Raheem Uz Zaman,

We need free university textbooks

Well, it’s that time of year again: university has started and we are forced into buying textbooks by some of our instructors.
Cannabis gardener

BCGEU strike highlights necessity for cannabis industry to separate from liquor board

The legalization of recreational cannabis was a joyful time for many, but most consumers aren’t aware of how it transformed the profitable world of grey market weed into a bureaucratic…

Culture

Zuhaib Muneer, photo by Karley Sider.

UVic Wears Prada: What staff and students are wearing on campus this fall

From the early 2000s filled with Uggs and leggings fashion, to the late 2010s defined by the VSCO-girl era, to the 2022 resurgence of dad jeans, Y2K, and '90s styles,…
The Rehearsal promo image, sourced from HBO.

Practice makes perfect: A review of Nathan Fielder’s The Rehearsal

One of the biggest issues with The Rehearsal is that it’s almost impossible to explain to anyone what exactly makes it so great.
Lorde at Rifflandia music festival

Rifflandia Resurrected

After a four year hiatus, Rifflandia returned to the City of Victoria, starting on Sept. 15 and closing out on Sept. 18.

Sports | Lifestyle

A paper bag, container, and fruits and vegetables. Illustration by Sie Douglas-Fish.

Meal prepping and sustainable living doesn’t have to be a daunting task

With fall classes started, it can be easy to find yourself on campus rushed between classes and hungry, forcing you to turn to one of the many convenient food options…
An empty classroom in the Clearihue building, photo by Sie Douglas-Fish.

How to become BFFs with your professor

Forming new friendships is one of the building blocks of a good university experience. Students who are headed towards completing their degree tend to have a core group of friends…
Zuhaib Muneer, photo by Karley Sider.

UVic Wears Prada: What staff and students are wearing on campus this fall

From the early 2000s filled with Uggs and leggings fashion, to the late 2010s defined by the VSCO-girl era, to the 2022 resurgence of dad jeans, Y2K, and '90s styles,…

Features

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UVic students scared, struggling to find reliable health care amid family doctor shortage 

According to Statistics Canada, 17 per cent of British Columbians were without regular health care providers in 2021. In Greater Victoria this number is even higher. Just over 24 per…

Rise of resellers: A solution to fast fashion or taking away from those in need?

While many see thrifting as a sustainable approach to fashion, some advocates argue that thrifting and reselling are gentrifying thrift stores and taking clothes away from people in need.
"TikTok made my buy it" table at Bolen Books. Photo by Maya Linsley.

Viral books: BookTok’s impact on the business of books

In October 2020, young adult novelist Gabrielle Prendergast made a TikTok account. Its initial purpose was to celebrate an unexpected success: her novel, Zero Repeat Forever, was hitting top charts…