Opinions

A case against participation marks

Are participation marks really necessary for evaluating performance in university classes? One of our writers takes a closer look.

EDITORIAL | The Wet’suwet’en solidarity movement isn’t (really) about the pipeline

If you look past most coverage, it becomes clear that movement isn't, at its core, about the pipeline at all. The Wet’suwet’en have been working to reoccupy their territory since…

NEWS UNSETTLED | Reconciliation is dead

"No matter the form each action has taken, there has been a common declaration among them: Reconciliation is dead. This is in response to the actions, or lack thereof, by…

Why get a student loan when you could get a sugar daddy?

"Seeking Arrangement is the world’s largest monetized dating site. Their partner site — Sugar Baby University — targets students directly, and the number of students using the site nearly doubled…

LETTER | “Shock and disappointment” towards UVic and Vikes Athletics

"I feel that I can speak with some confidence and authority when I say that there is no place for a coach who uses bullying, harassment, or mental and physical…

EDITORIAL | What would you do with 15.5 million dollars?

With the deadline for UVSS election nominations coming up on Feb. 10, it’s time for students to step forward. But year after year, we watch as very few people run…

How to create a martyr and incite violence: the Trumpian guide to targeted killing

"Targeted killings are delicate things which should be carried out in a way that ensures, to the greatest extent possible, plausible deniability. In true Trumpian style, Soleimani’s killing was the…

Scott Morrison’s leadership is a death sentence for Australia

"For the past couple of decades, Australia’s fires have been getting bigger and more destructive, but Prime Minister Scott Morrison says that, while he recognizes the connection between global climate…

LETTER | An open letter to the Victoria Police Department

"I believe, after witnessing this level of unprofessionalism and implication of racialized violence, that our city should demand that VicPD use a portion of their already-massive budget for self education.…