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Five tips for living more sustainably

It can be hard to feel like any of the steps you take to be sustainable are actually accomplishing anything while mega-corporations are continuously exploiting the environment for gain and…

Eco-friendly ways to declutter your space

SM: In 2019, spring cleaning shouldn’t involve your garbage can. Here’s how to declutter your living space in a way that benefits you, your community, and the planet.

Sex and the (Univer)City | Snakes on a plane

On Monday, Star Vancouver reporter Joanna Chiu tweeted that while she was on a flight to Toronto, she witnessed an older man hitting on a teenaged girl who was seated…

The Hippocrates tree

The University of Victoria campus is full of beautiful plants — a sight to behold in every season. Hippocrates, an ancient physician, supposedly taught lectures under a big Oriental Plane…

Sex and the (Univer)City | Meet drag queen Anida Tythole

In a faraway land called Abbotsford, B.C., there lives a man named Shane Stark. He is an Educational Assistant at a local high school where he works with special needs…

I started vaping ironically and now I can’t stop

After occasionally using my roommate's vape outside at house parties, I eventually bought one of my own. Fast forward to five months later and I am frantically hiding my hefty…

Fad marriage needs to stop

Loving someone in 2019 is hands down the most courageous thing you could possibly do. In a culture where marriage is often treated as a sport, people who institutionalize their…

All Vans on deck: Skater fashion from the ’90s to 2019

In its early days, skateboarding was the sport of outcasts. If skaters weren’t ripping up the empty pool in your backyard, they were probably already in the backseat of a…

Why Victorians aren’t allowed to feel cold or Canadian in winter

Winter’s always colder on the other side “Canada? Wow! It’s cold up there!” This is often the reaction I get when someone learns that I’m Canadian. Many people that I’ve…