relationships

Asking someone out

How to ask a UVic student out on a date

Yes, this is the article you have been waiting for. Cuffing season is around the corner and I know a lot of you have been eyeing that one person in…

Three tips for navigating relationships during university

Relationships will always have their challenges, but for students with busy schedules filled with homework, class, jobs, friends, hobbies, and everything else in between, where do we find the time…

Community members getting down to the roots of self care through gardening

In a piece of art, Sadie Gibbs writes that “Earth care is community care is self care.” In response to COVID-19, Gibbs and others are advocating that people foster a…

A venture into non-monogamy

In 2018, when I was picking up magazines at the library I worked at, I stumbled upon a New York Times magazine cover sporting the headline “Is an open marriage…

Dating a conservative changed the way I engage in discussions

Dating a conservative has taught me a lot of lessons — first and foremost that my assumption was wrong: no one way of thinking has all the answers for every…

The time I became an unintentional cougar

I’m what you’d call a ‘mature student.’ I went back to school at 30, and I’m in my third year — you do the math. I am also someone who…

Graduating and breaking up: neither is wrong, both are broken-hearted

Following graduation, two of my friends have decided to break up rather than stay together in the face of uncertain work locations and a possible long-distance relationship. I used to…

A crash course in polyamory

What it is and what it isn’t Perhaps you’ve heard the term “polyamory” once or twice before. Maybe you know quite a bit about it, or maybe this is your…

Dear Birdie: Coping with pals, programs, and pathogens

Dear Birdie: My best friend and I used to hang out all the time in high school, but now that we’re in different programs at UVic, she’s been spending a…

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