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UVic peacock

​Students flock to Instagram to follow the beloved UVic peacock 

A peacock, affectionately nicknamed George, has amassed over 1 000 followers on Instagram and hundreds more admirers during his months of living on the UVic campus, despite concerns about his…
Cannabis

Cannabis consumption spaces yield mixed reviews from British Columbians

In a recent online survey, 34 per cent were in favour of Cannabis consumption spaces  In a 2022 report recently released by B.C.’s Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General…
UVic library

UVic library renovations include increased study space and new service desk

A brand new look is coming to the first floor of the McPherson Library this spring, with benefits such as a new service desk and increased study space for the…

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Tipping

The current state of tipping needs to change

Everyone deserves to make a livable wage, but why is that burden being put on me, a student just trying to afford a lunch out?
A woman in a medical coat, mask, and holding a needle in a hospital. Photo by Ani Kolleshi via Unsplash.

The pre-med preoccupation

“I need to get a good mark in this class or else I won’t get into med school!” If you’ve ever been in a biology class, this statement may sound…

The Grammys: Good as gold or tarnishing prestige?

The 65th Grammy Awards are taking place on Feb. 4, 2023, and following years of snub accusations, it’s looking like more of the public might resist tuning in, and tune…

Culture

Prince Harry's memoir Spare

Prince Harry’s memoir “Spare” reveals a life steeped in luxury and loss

Prince Harry’s memoir, Spare, leaves a chasm of distance between the Royals and little hope the Prince will ever return.
McPherson Library in December, 2022, photo via UVic on Instagram (@universityofvictoria).

The name behind the McPherson Library

The McPherson Library is a focal point of our campus — located at the head of the quad, it is a building that almost everyone passes coming or going from…
MeeT restaurant

MeeT restaurant review

MeeT is now officially open and is Victoria’s newest destination for vegetarians, vegans, and curious meat-eaters alike.

Sports | Lifestyle

The Wicket Hall, photo by Kristen de Jager.

Ranking Victoria’s nightclubs

Going out to nightclubs on the weekends is a prominent fixture in student culture. Due to this, many young adults know that choosing the right place to blow off some…
tired student

How to combat lingering burnout from finals season

If the new term already has you dealing with burnout, you’re not alone The first month of the winter semester has almost passed, but university students have been feeling the…
A burger and fries, photo via Bin 4 Burger.

Six late-night restaurants in Victoria that won’t break the budget

It’s the beginning of the year and, next to fitness goals, healthy spending habits are one of the most common New Year’s resolutions. After the hustle and bustle of the…

Features

Illustration by Sie Douglas-Fish.

“It is not you who decides if you are suspicious or not.”

Zoom is one company that has a very broad range of uses for data. Zoom allows third-party vendors and resellers to access personal data, as well as uses it for…
bc health care matters sign

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.

Humour

Photo by Philippe Bout via Unsplash.

The unspoken law of seat assignment

It's the first day of class. Eager students shuffle into the room like lambs to the slaughter. Frenzied feral creatures, the lot of us, scattering about frantically to find an…
A fake UVic alerts text, graphic by Sie Douglas-Fish.

The best ways to maximize the UVic text alert function

By now, we should all be accustomed to the UVic Alert system which notifies us of incidents occurring on or near campus. This past semester we’ve had a couple different…
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…

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