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The secret confessions and crushes of UVic Confessions and Crushes

Looking back on a year of love, loss, and loaves of milk There are four students at UVic privy to every secret, odd thought, and drunken mishap that members of…

How to handle silverfish this summer

If you live in Victoria (or in any damp city), you’ve probably seen those nasty little bugs that inhabit our bathrooms, kitchens, and closets. They’re silver with long antennae and…

The great White Whale

Dealing with the Moby Dicks of our love lives We all have one: whether you met them in high school, at work, on the bus, or at summer camp when…

Dear Birdie: Bad grades, house parties, and break-ups

Dear Birdie: My high-school boyfriend and I came to UVic together. We live in the same residence and it’s been a lot of fun, but now I feel like I’m…

Enjoying music festivals, not the ER

A harm-reduction guide to doing festival drugs It’s safe to say that it’s summer time, folks, and that means it’s time to gear up for all your favourite music festivals — but…

Learning how to learn to drive

Navigating the roads of life and the obstacles of mental illness To me, life feels like driving a car. Cars are complex systems, but deceptively so. The individual skills needed…

Three ways to spend your summer in Victoria

Summer is definitely the best season in Victoria, if only because it rains slightly less than usual. Many UVic students will be heading home while school is not in session,…

Tax tips for the financially challenged student

Cherry blossom trees have begun popping up on Instagram feeds again, which can only mean one thing: tax season is here. For a lot of students, this might involve the…

How to change the world (without making it worse): Four tips for ethical voluntourism

At first glance, simultaneously travelling and volunteering seems like a no-brainer. After all, it promises personal growth, unforgettable adventure, and the chance to snap some killer profile pictures — all while making…