Into the VR Zone: How virtual reality is changing Victoria’s world

START You’re diving underwater with a pod of orcas. You’re flying through space with a jetpack and a laser gun. You’re ducking beneath the crack of gunfire in an Iraqi…

The art of the dive: Behind the scenes of UVic’s Community Cabbage

The eight of us sat in a GMC VanDura Campwagon outside the Thrifty Foods on Quadra and Cook. It was dark—9:30 p.m. in early November. We were nervous and excited,…

Flight of the Valkyries: It’s broom’s up for UVic’s Quidditch team

Rumours and outright speculation around UVic’s Quidditch team have existed on campus since they started as a club in 2010. Most people know about them, others wonder, and some outright…

Thrillers, chillers, and Halloween killers: Our definitive horror flick list

It’s October, folks, and y’all know what that means! Dark by six with a definite drop in temperature — otherwise known as the perfect settings for a horror movie night!…

Cats in film and television: Halloween edition

Cats have always been representative of Halloween time: typically seen in pop culture as a witch’s favourite sidekick, they are often featured in a spooky context. Whether you’re a fan…

Getting the band back together: Inside the UVSS’s split—and possible reunion—with the ABCS

In December 2013, the Alliance of B.C. Students (ABCS), a non-profit advocacy group with a mission to address issues facing post-secondary education in British Columbia, was formed. The University of…

I, witness: My experience at the Holocaust field school

I remember my hesitation clearly as I walked into the Germanic Studies office in Clearihue on the first of November. My hands were sweating, my stomach was in knots, and my…

The coast with the most: Four weeks on the road in the Pacific Northwest

Ah, summer. That glorious four-month reprieve from classes and paper writing and academic responsibilities. (My condolences to those of you in summer courses.) It’s that time of year when everyone…

Seen but not heard

How one student’s experience demonstrates gaps in assault policy The University Centre washrooms at the University of Victoria are among the last places most people would turn to for comfort, but…

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