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Capitol 6 fig tree, photo by Atum Beckett.

What’s happening to the Capitol 6 fig tree?

The construction of a new commercial building to replace Capitol 6 Theatres downtown has been approved, and it has left the fate of its iconic indoor fiddle-leaf fig tree a…
An illustration of a Kwetlal (camas) field by Jon Miller.

UVic’s new Climate Action plan opts for Indigenous knowledge inclusion

With the first words of UVic's new Climate and Sustainability Action Plan (CSAP 2030) going to Songhees Nation Elder Dr. Skip Dick, environmental discussions appear to be shifting in an…
Living with Climate Change workshop team, photo by Karley Sider.

Living with Climate Change workshop series responds to climate anxiety

Resilience. Mitigation. Adaptation. Transformation. Hope. These are all words connected with the Living with Climate Change student-led events series that happened on campus this fall.

Opinions

Christmas is just another normal day for me

Soon, most families in Canada and worldwide will get together and have dinner with their loved ones, open presents under Christmas trees, sing Christmas carols, and enjoy hot cocoa or…
pride

The LGBTQ2S+ community is begging for your allyship

They went there to dance. To celebrate their identity. To regain a sense of normality among others who understand them. To be in their safe space.
A climate protest sign reading "there is no planet B". Photo by Li-an Lim via Unsplash.

Canada must prepare for climate change refugees

With climate change rendering parts of the globe unlivable, many individuals will be forced to seek refuge in foreign countries to survive. Canada is likely to become a very sought-after…

Culture

Gremlins promo image, sourced from IMDb.

Ho-Ho-Holiday movie guide

Take a break from arguing with your family this winter break and engage in something that everyone can get along while doing — shutting up and watching a movie.
Photo by Manmitha Deepthi.

“Shaping Relations, Tethered Together” opens at the McPherson Library

When you walk into the McPherson Library, your first thought would rarely be about the art that’s displayed beneath it. However, tucked in the lower level is the Legacy Maltwood…
The Grad House, photo by Karley Sider.

The Grad House reopens its doors to the UVic community

“The Grad House: Quietly Open Again.” That is the heading that you are greeted with when you open the UVic Grad House website.

Sports | Lifestyle

Crocheted coasters, photo by Simrat Otal.

Homemade Christmas gift ideas for the broke and sentimental student

As Christmas rapidly approaches so does exam season, which means that students might not have the time or money to figure out what to gift their loved ones. But fear…
Wrapped presents under a tree, photo by Sie Douglas-Fish.

How to wrap gifts sustainably this season

It wouldn’t be Christmas without an obscene amount of gift-giving. Unfortunately this means that this joyful holiday ends up looking like a battleground of garbage with cheap wrapping paper strewn…
Holiday dinner, photo by Libby Penner via Unsplash.

Six dinner table conversation topics to be wary of this holiday season

It’s that time of year again! The holidays are here and so are all the best traditions. Gift wrapping, putting up your light display, decorating your Christmas tree. It’s what…

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…