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The year in sports: 2015’s biggest plays

From Ronda Rousey to the Golden State Warriors, it’s been a big year for sports in 2015. Champions were defeated, underdogs rose up, and we were even blessed with the…

Retail workers are people too: How crappy customers corrupt Christmas

“Oh, don’t mind her, she’s pooping” “Pardon me?!” “That’s the face she makes when she’s pooping” Or so I was told by one completely unfazed father on Black Friday. His…

Rock on, Victoria! Crag X gives climbing a boost in YYJ

As often happens on a campus with a higher girl-to-guy ratio, UVic student Megan Bingham has turned to the fertile fields of Tinder to reap a relationship. As she swipes…

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…

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…

Psych-out syndrome explains falling short in the big game

Editor’s note: This article originally ran in The Gauntlet, the University of Calgary’s student newspaper, on Nov. 24. CALGARY­—­It’s an age-old question coaches and sports analysts have tried to answer for…

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…

CIS brings heartbreak for valiant Vikes

Despite the miserable day, it seemed like the UVic Vikes women’s field hockey team were destined for glory. Here it was: Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) gold medal match, home turf,…