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NEWS UNSETTLED | No more excuses

It seems that Canadians feel it’s an “exaggeration” to use the word genocide when referring to the mass murder of Indigenous peoples. As the beneficiaries of resource extraction and land…

LETTER | Re: “Blood and Bruises”

"In 'Blood and Bruises,' Natasha Simpson writes about traumatized children acting violently, arguing the UVic Teacher Education program fails to prepare teachers for these situations. This seriously misrepresents the valuable…

“No bad guys” in colonialism?

According to Michael Beggs, lawyer for the federal government in this recent landmark trial between the Saugeen Ojibway Nations and Ontario Provincial government,"there were no bad guys” throughout the long…
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NEWS UNSETTLED | Starbucks: Colonizing Campus One Cup at a Time

Earlier this year, the encroachment of Starbucks onto the stolen lands currently occupied by UVic sparked anger into the hearts of students. Not only were these students upset that an…

Does Jason Kenney actually have a point?

new policy proposed by the Alberta United Conservative Party looks to 'protect free speech' by allowing all protesters, no matter how offensive, on university campuses. Here at UVic, we can…

Why I’m hatin’ Vape Nation

Too many people think vapes are exempt from the rules due to their overall low profile, and I’ve frankly had enough. Respect my right to clean air within campus, and…

Why Brunei’s implementation of sharia law is already forgotten

On April 3, the country of Brunei put into practice the final laws of a sharia, law-based penal code. Sex between men, anal sex, extramarital sex, and abortion now are…

EDITORIAL | Activism shouldn’t take a summer holiday

As classes end and exam season wraps up, students head back home, jet off to Southeast Asia, or relocate for a four-month internship or co-op in a new city. The…

Dating a conservative changed the way I engage in discussions

Dating a conservative has taught me a lot of lessons — first and foremost that my assumption was wrong: no one way of thinking has all the answers for every…