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No need to Boba Frett with these party tricks

The holiday season is upon us. There are drinks to mix, decorations to put up, and gatherings to host. Yes, it’s the most wonderful time of the year — but we’re not…

Hello Kitty and KFC: Christmas in the Land of the Rising Sun

Santa-san is coming to town! It’s December in Tokyo and the city is decked with depictions of that jolly man in a red suit, whom the locals know as Santa-san.…

Tasty holiday treats for your procrastibaking needs

It’s that time of year again: exam season is upon us. I don’t know about you, but baking is my ultimate procrastination tool. So what better way to procrastinate and…

Get your drank on this holiday season

Although you may be daunted by the responsibility of hosting a Christmas party, don’t worry: alcohol can provide the perfect inhibitor to your guests’ potential judgement of your hosting ability.…

Cheap and chipper via the Clipper: A student’s guide to Seattle

A couple of weeks into the school year, I already felt restless. By November, my desire to get out and explore was overwhelming. While three days off does not give…

Culture is not a costume

Holidays always seem to bring out the worst in people. Families fight at Thanksgiving, that one uncle always gets drunk and says outrageous things over winter break, and your friends…

The camping trip

“We’re really, really scary   We’re really, really hairy   We run really fast, ahhh!   We’ll cook you in our pasta!” My friend and I chanted as we half…

How to live with tenancy disputes

UVic doesn’t have enough dorm buildings to accommodate all of its students. And combined with the ever-increasing fees for a dorm room, more and more students are choosing to live…

The politics of social media or: why haven’t they responded yet?!

Someone’s just commented on your Facebook photo, but you don’t really want to reply and potentially start a whole conversation, nor do you want to ignore their gesture. So you…