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The sunny quad may seem inviting, but your studies may be suffering

Alas, summer in Victoria is short lived. “You won’t be seeing much sun here for the next eight months,” I said to a new UVic business student from Calgary. −30°C…

What do you think of the athletic and recreation facilities on campus?

Andrew Wolf Fourth year Geography  “I like the Vikes recreational facilities, because I use them mostly for intramurals. If I had to make one change, I would like to see…

Kickin’ it old school: What’s the rush, young cub?

I read the words over and over again, almost laughing out loud like they were a punch-line from one of my favourite comedy shows: “I’ve played the numbers game in…

UVic Vikes basketball hopes to build off playoff appearances for success

Tip off is under a month away for the UVic Vikes men’s and women’s basketball seasons, with both sides looking to follow up on last season’s playoff appearances. Men’s team…

“It’s our game; let’s grow it the Canadian way”

UVic’s lacrosse club has made some considerable strides in the last two years. The program has blossomed from a few players tossing the ball around every week to a full-force…

Vikes soccer kicks off new season

It’s shaping up to be another big year for UVic Vikes soccer, as both the men’s and women’s teams are looking to build off of playoff appearances last season that…
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Vikes field hockey team off to a hot start

The University of Victoria women’s field hockey team kicked off their 2013 season with a bang last week. They won all three games of their pre-season tour of Boston. Last…

Kickin’ it old school: Student life, single-parent style

Backpack? Check. Textbooks? Check. Day old Egg McMuffin? Check. What?! Nope, not this time around. I’m no longer a 20-something-year-old student heading off for a typical day at college and…
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A not-so-carefree surfer

In a world where change is eminently necessary, activism can seem daunting. Not for documentarian Kyle Thiermann though. In fact, he says activism can be fun. At the age of…