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Polyamory

UVic students are exploring polyamorous relationships — and their communication skills and sense of belonging are benefiting

Despite pushback and misconceptions, one student has found a ‘big, fun group of poly friends’ This cuffing season — when people tend to seek out companionship — more young people…
UVic snow closure

UVic’s ‘negligence’ during snowstorm prompts backlash after student injuries

UVic's treatment of snow-related campus closures on Jan. 17 and 18 has led to criticism about university policies and a petition.

UVic graduate research assistants launch unionization effort in the wake of UBC’s campaign

The nature of research and funding for UVic graduate research assistants (GRAs) makes standardization complex.

Opinions

Nobody wants to be the b*tch police

Language use has real, tangible consequences as it has historically been used to manipulate, control, hurt, and oppress marginalized groups.

With porn more accessible than ever, it’s time to take a hard look at how we use it

Pornhub recently released their 2023 stats. In Canada, 85 per cent of the website’s traffic came from mobile devices.

Friendship makes the world go ‘round

In our constant search for romantic love, we often forget to acknowledge the friends who have been loving us in different ways the whole time.

Culture

Queer playlist

Five queer love songs for Valentine’s Day

Here’s a playlist of five songs by queer artists to listen to whether or not you’ve got someone to cozy up to this Valentine’s Day.

Five tips for queer-ing your closet

It takes more than “good style” to be clocked as LGBTQ+ in the wild. Here are five ideas to give your outfits some zest.
Fairtrade chocolate

Bitter truths about the chocolate industry, and the UVic students working to improve it

“What’s good about Fairtrade is that you do have to meet [certain] social and environmental standards,” says one student.

Sports | Lifestyle

Five affordable dates in Victoria

It’s no secret that Victoria is an expensive city to live in. These five inexpensive date ideas are perfect for Valentine’s Day. 
Sexuality research UVic

Hear what UVic experts have to say about HIV prevention and healthy sexuality 

There are dozens of professors and researchers at UVic who dedicate their studies to the world of sexuality and gender. We sat down with two of them to hear more…
UVic food

Chocolate goodness on campus to get you through Valentine’s

Try these chocolate treats available at UVic Food Services outlets on campus for a delicious treat this Valentine's Day.

Features

‘World changing’: Drag provides freedom from binaries for Victoria’s LGBTQ+ community 

Though not always safe from hate, drag shows provide queer folk with refuge and the opportunity to explore and embrace their identities. 
UVic pet cafe

‘They emit so much love’: Pet Cafe brings community and connection to campus

"They emit so much love," says one student who attends UVic's Pet Cafe each Wednesday at the Multifaith Centre.
Bob Wright

Wright and wrong: The dark history behind UVic’s ocean, earth, and atmospheric sciences building

A ruthless businessman, keen developer, and extractive profiteer, Bob Wright’s long career undermines his contribution to UVic. 

Humour

2024 ins and outs

What’s in and out for the new year

From Uggs to Tylenol and Rabbits, what's in and what's out for 2024. You might want to reconsider those Uggs in your online shopping cart.
New Years resolutions

New Year’s resolutions to inspire your 2024

 
New year's resolutions

Your New Year’s Resolution based on your star sign

Time to get your New Year’s resolutions sorted out. Thankfully, I’ve already figured your resolution out for you, based on your sign.  

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