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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…

Students and faculty outraged by recommendation to suspend the Human Dimensions of Climate Change program

In early March, just as final papers and exams began to loom, students and faculty of the Human Dimensions of Climate Change (HDCC) program at the University of Victoria (UVic)…
Ukrainian Students' Society, photo provided by Devon Sereda Goldie.

“I have been truly touched by the love”: UVic community responds to Ukraine invasion

On Sunday, Feb. 6, a small crowd of people dressed in yellow and blue gathered in Centennial Square in solidarity and support of Ukrainian sovereignty. The rally was part of…

Out of the classroom and into the real world

Jeffrey Schwartz is the executive director of Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada and president of the Credit Association of Greater Toronto. Well, that was fun, wasn’t it? The last…

Party like it’s my 36th birthday

As I’m nearing my 22nd birthday, I’ve been called upon to decide how I’d like to spend it. Easy: delicious food, a lot of drinks, and the company of my…

Mind Games

For many Canadians, the Stanley Cup is the silver chalice closest to their hearts. However, this particular resident of the Great White North possesses another grail that—in his eyes—rivals Lord…

UVic Senate meeting recap

Spare chairs propped open the doors to the UVic Senate chambers as members and non-members alike gathered for their last meeting of the 2013-14 year, held on May 2. The…

The Fireball spirit of rock and roll

These days, the bloated, lifeless corpse of rock and roll is inescapable. Our radios have been given over to mediocrity and dreamless sleep, with very little sustenance for our desperate,…