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"TikTok made my buy it" table at Bolen Books. Photo by Maya Linsley.

Viral books: BookTok’s impact on the business of books

In October 2020, young adult novelist Gabrielle Prendergast made a TikTok account. Its initial purpose was to celebrate an unexpected success: her novel, Zero Repeat Forever, was hitting top charts…
Ukrainian Students' Society, photo provided by Devon Sereda Goldie.

“I have been truly touched by the love”: UVic community responds to Ukraine invasion

On Sunday, Feb. 6, a small crowd of people dressed in yellow and blue gathered in Centennial Square in solidarity and support of Ukrainian sovereignty. The rally was part of…
Woman in a dark forest, photo by Sie Douglas-Fish.

“We’ve all got tired of fighting the system”: Charges dropped, no UVic investigations for students’ sexual assault cases

This story contains discussion of sexualized violence, including physical abuse and sexual assault. She met him in a typical way. They matched on a dating app, the sparks fizzled, and…
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Affirming, reevaluating, and reimagining gender performance and identity in the time of COVID-19

Here we share six stories of people who have thought about their gender in different ways through COVID-19 and explore what gender means to them.

The hidden cost of avocados

Green gold bleeds red Avocado (aguacate) is increasingly referred to as oro verde — “green gold.” When I left Mexico City in 2011, you could buy a kilo of the allihgator pear…

A department divided

UVic’s Sociology department split over grad representative elections, program reviews, and allegations of sexism and racism The twisting corridors of Cornett have hidden more than their share of secrets since…

The Rule of Three

Breaking down the Bigsby’s Martlet dynasty Jim Bigsby, my granddad, would describe his UVic education as a major in the Martlet with a minor in Economics and Political Science. And while…

When headlines divide

How sensationalized and fake news widens the perceived split between Canada and the U.S. It’s been a year since Donald Trump was sworn into office on Jan. 20, 2017, as…

No push back from Paradise

If you’re as cynical as I am, chances are you weren’t surprised by the contents of the recently leaked Paradise Papers that demonstrated the extent to which the world’s richest…