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Illustration by Sie Douglas-Fish.

Is the only option for treatment to leave Victoria?

It was a Wednesday evening in December. Dylan Samuels was riding his bike home from a floor hockey game when he saw a figure on a bike looming on the…
Muscular man looking sadly at reflection of skinnier version of himself. Illustration by Sie Douglas-Fish.

Working out: The unhealthiest thing you can do?

With the rise of digital fitness, people are more vulnerable to body dysmorphia, body dissatisfaction, and eating disorders than ever.
Gender-diverse advocacy at the BC Legislature, photo by Maya Linsley.

Healing beyond healthcare: Fostering support with trans and gender-diverse communities

It’s March 30 — just one day before the 14th annual International Trans Day of Visibility (TDOV). This year, the folks at Tau Wellness have kick-started the celebrations early with…
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Let’s BeReal: How authentic are we online?

Touted as “not another social network,” BeReal has recently been at the centre of discussions about showing our authentic selves in the social media realm. The question is, is it…
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…
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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…

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…

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