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An electric car charging station, photo by Michael Marais via Unsplash.

Zero-Emissions vehicles won’t solve the climate crisis, UVic expert says

With gas prices soaring and the climate crisis unfolding around us, consumer interest in electric vehicles is expanding in B.C. Increasing the number of zero-emissions vehicles (ZEVs) on the road…
Photo by Hana Chamberlain.

In review: First sex-themed convention a hit

Presented by the Gender Empowerment Centre (GEM), the University of Victoria Students’ Society advocates organized their first Sexpo in March. The free all-day event took place in the Student Union…
Beadwork, photo by Biliana Panic.

Indigenous-owned Etsy shop blends traditional beadwork with modern designs

Colourful beaded designs fill the items section of the TaanshiStudios Etsy shop. TaanshiStudios, which gets its name from the Cree word for hello, sells handmade Indigenous beaded earrings. The jewelry…

A deep dive into the science behind the uses of seaweed

Everyone has a perspective on seaweed. To some, it’s the slimy stuff on the shore that washes up in piles after a storm, to others, it’s a tasty snack, and…

What you should know about Garry oak savannas in Victoria

Garry oak ecosystems are rare and highly degraded ecosystems that can be found almost exclusively on the southeastern coast of Vancouver Island and parts of the western United States. There…
Peacock Billiards, photo by Ashlee Levy.

Five local bars in Victoria to try

Local breweries, dancefloors, and eateries are open for nightlife Now that COVID-19 restrictions are easing up, people are flooding to the downtown core eager to get back out and enjoy…

The Pet Café provides comfort for UVic students in times of need

As students at UVic busily run from class-to-class and work hard on their assignments, they might be ‘feline’ a bit stressed out.
Graphic by Sie Douglas-Fish.

Five books to read for Black History Month and beyond

While Black History Month is nearly over, it’s important to read books by Black authors every month of the year. Here are a few books I’ve recently read that were…
Graphic by Sie Douglas-Fish.

Chronic stress in the pandemic: Why we feel this way and how to cope with it

Flip-flopping restrictions. New sub-variants. Never-ending uncertainty. These are the parameters that have defined our lives for two years. It’s normal to feel stressed out and unsafe nowadays, yet it does…