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Fresh-baked entrepreneurship

A common concern for students is potential careers—not just the question of what career one wants to aim for, but also how likely one is to achieve that aim. Many…

Epiphany in empathy

Empathy games are a relatively new classification that has emerged from the expanding world of indie games. With a strong emphasis on mundane settings, these games are driven by strong…

Not with a bang but a whimper

On Sept. 23, with very little fanfare, a consortium led by Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. (FFH), a Canadian financial holding group, announced its intention to acquire BlackBerry Ltd. (BBRY), a…

Games for the bus

If a busy schedule has you on the go, you may feel relegated to the grind of Candy Crush Saga or one of the many Angry Birds clones. But transit…

A smartphone with exchangeable hardware

If you tell me that you’ve never complained about your phone, I’ll tell you that you’re lying. We’ve all had phones suddenly stop working or become painfully slow overnight for…

Downtown boutique owners feel they offer more than Uptown box stores

When Forever 21 and H&M opened, roughly nine and 10 months ago, respectively, many were worried how Victoria’s diverse and unique downtown boutique scene would fare against these big box…

The will to game: Time is money

There are thousands of games out there. It can be hard to tell which ones to sink your hard-earned cash or invest your time into. As a student, you might…

The will to game: Indie developers make games exciting again

Jonatan Söderström is the kind of developer every kid should grow up to be

Business minors can round out degrees

In the current shaky job market, students are sometimes pessimistic about their career outlook post-graduation. According to staff from UVic’s business school and a major employer in Victoria, certain undergrads…