Ukraine’s future must be decided by Ukrainians

Don’t blame the common Westerner for misunderstanding Ukraine; blame world leaders, and media outlets that churn out ignorant views about Ukraine and its people. Ukraine is not merely some card…

Breaking down sex work stereotypes

Sex work has been popping up in various media outlets recently: in the discussions of national media pundits concerning the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Canada’s prostitution laws; in…

What UVic stands to lose by ignoring Humanities and Fine Arts

While I have been supremely lucky in my experiences at the University of Victoria, it isn’t a school that favours its Humanities or Fine Arts programs. It’s a school very…

Soldiers need Canada to take responsibility with PTSD education and support

Late last year, Canadians were saddened to learn that four soldiers committed suicide in less than a week as a result of struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Earlier this…

The importance of being Miley

Hypocritically, I guess, I have become indifferent to Miley Cyrus’s behaviour as I type this. But now I’ve committed myself to fuelling her publicity once again. Cyrus has made her…

Rethinking the one-night stand

One-night stands are among the most taboo of weekend activities. It is difficult to go through university life without this topic being presented in some form. It is a slang…

The Lens: Valentine’s Day

Who has time for love? Lust is much less commitment

When we say love, what are we talking about? Porn is easy to find. Music videos are more and more explicit. The ‘hook-up’ has become accepted and normal. As I…

Give the UVSS a break, or at least your attention

We need campus events. Student societies are unparalleled in their direct connection to campus culture and community. They also have a specific mandate to serve students, and are uniquely equipped…

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