An awkward hug, illustration by Sie Douglas-Fish.

The economy of the hug

Ah, the Board Game Café on bustling Yates Street in the heart of Victoria. Can you stand the excitement? Smells like popcorn, no? Bowls of buttered kernels overflowing next to…
Kylie Jenner on Instagram.

The hypocrisy of climate activism 

The people who lecture us on climate change and environmental sustainability are the ones that need to be held accountable.
Fantasy sport stock photo via Pixabay

Are fantasy sports addictive?  

Remaining competitive in a fantasy sports league takes a certain level of commitment and time. A great deal of time in fact. From draft preparation, player analysis, and managing your…
Cannabis gardener

BCGEU strike highlights necessity for cannabis industry to separate from liquor board

The legalization of recreational cannabis was a joyful time for many, but most consumers aren’t aware of how it transformed the profitable world of grey market weed into a bureaucratic…
Hockey player. Mark Landman via Unsplash.

How hockey culture scores a hat trick of injustice, homophobia, and romanticism

When you wear a team’s jersey, a player’s name and a number, you’re advertising that organization. That person. You’re promoting them. You want to look up to them, with pride…
Computer-generated art from the sentence "draw creatively" (Midjourneyz0, provided by Caroline Tucker.

Artificial intelligence: A crutch or catalyst in the renaissance of creativity?

Most fields of study in AI research focus on improving user experience from the backend, supporting online advertising and cyber security, among other things. However, a few research labs have…
Divest UVic protest photo

UVic’s divestment shouldn’t come as a surprise

UVic’s divestment of $80 million from the Working Capital Fund was a welcome surprise for many. One year into their ten-year responsible investment policy, the board of governors announced a…

The importance of valuing the humanities

Hundreds of articles denounce the study of the humanities as a pursuit of “worthlessness” or even “elitism.” So then, why do some people continue to pursue these studies in an…

Victoria’s horse and buggy industry really isn’t so bad

Everybody’s working for the weekend… (even horses) Let me start off by stating that I’m not your typical ‘horse person’. Full disclosure — I’m not even an animal person. I…

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