VIU Student Press

Ten tips to survive depression

I want to recover from depression someday. If you have depression, you probably do as well. Depression sucks. So does a lot of advice on how to handle it. Well-meaning friends and family who’ve never experienced depression and its painful,…

Maxine

I first fell in love at eleven years old and felt the heartache down to my marrow. Free-falling, unaware, drowning in bliss; I didn’t see the noose till I was over the cliff. The first day of school was when we met. She liked Pulp Fiction,…

An explanation

My best friend, Emily, is a woman and has never doubted that she was one. “What’s it like to have a gender?” I have asked her multiple times. “What’s it like to feel sexual attraction?” she has asked me. I am nonbinary. I have never felt…