Everyday Earth: An edible revolution

Above: 📷 via By contributor Chantelle Spicer There is nothing like farm fresh food bought from the market—potatoes and carrots with soil still clinging, strawberries juicy and ripe all the way through, tomatoes still warm from the sun. It’s a reminder of the heart of food—a gift, a life given for sustaining your life, something slightly miraculous. In the winter months, particularly this long cold one, it’s easy to forget these things. I go to Costco or Country Grocer to buy food that has been shipped from afar, food that resembles the plastic food my friend’s children play with in their […]

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Improvements planned for VIU athletics

By Sports and Lifestyle Editor Cole Schisler It has been a phenomenal year for the Mariners athletic programs. The Mariners are a force to be reckoned with across all sports; the Women’s Soccer, Women’s Volleyball, and Men’s Basketball teams are all provincial champions, many Mariners have received personal achievement awards in both the CCAA and PACWEST, and VIU has the highest representation of athletes, with 20 students named in the PACWEST Academic Excellence Awards. Stephanie White, the Director of High Performance Sport at VIU says that it’s hard not to be impressed with the Mariners’ success. “We’ve had many incredible […]

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Projects proposed at Green Ideas

Above: Students and teachers view presentations on sustainable project proposals for the VIU at the Green Ideas event in March. 📷 Dane Gibson By contributors Linda Bracken and Don Alexander St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated with creativity at VIU’s Green Ideas event held in the upper cafeteria on Friday, March 17. The event was designed to have a similar format to the wildly popular Dragon’s Den program; proposals and posters invited from the VIU community were judged by four green dragons: Don Alexander, Kim Sharpe, Avery Bonner, and Linda Bracken. Proposals on how to help VIU be more sustainable were vying for up […]

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The end of another season for VIU Rugby

Above: VIU rugby team. 📷 Elijah Robinson By contributor Elijah Robinson Following a historic season of15-a-side rugby in the first semester, the VIU seven-a-side team has yet to slow down in preparation for next season. The VIU rugby club started the first semester of the year in confusion. With only two practices as a team, they began the season record with a loss to their Island rivals, UVic. With efforts from the senior leaders, new additions to the team, and a new coaching staff, the VIU Storm made a quick turn around, and captured their first win in the tier one level […]

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