Student debt

Tuition fees are not desirable, beneficial, or inevitable

Another year, another set of students gearing up to take on the real world. And while students may be breathing a sigh of relief now that exams are over, there’s…

PHOTOS: Students hit the pavement to protest rising tuition

University students 400 strong came out in force to the steps of the Legislature on Feb. 3 to let Premier Christy Clark know that student debt in B.C. is too…

Education is a Right campaign hits the streets

On Wednesday, Feb. 3, UVSS executives and  students alike will take to the streets in protest of rising tuition. The rally, organized by the UVSS as part of their Education…

B.C. may withhold driver’s licences for those with student debt

The British Columbia provincial government has decided to intervene with unpaid student debt by allowing ICBC to withhold driver’s licences from students who fail to make their loan payments. The…

New ideas spread to UVic: should university be free?

Ideafest, an annual knowledge festival hosted by the University of Victoria, took over campus on March 2 for a week of initiatives and semi-formal debates. On the opening day of…

Editorial: The driving cause of student debt

In the eyes of the Clark government, students are a whiny bunch. They get their impractical, useless arts degrees, then live off the hard, honest work of their parents (who…

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