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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Health of the human spirit

By Sports and Lifestyle Editor Cole Schisler I was at a local meditation group when I met Les Malbon, a VIU Professor of Sport, Health, and Physical Education. We ended up having a conversation about his course, Health of the Human Spirit, and he invited me to attend one of his classes. Health of the Human Spirit is a 400-level course. This year, there were prerequisites, but Malbon has waived the prerequisites for next year. The course aims to teach students about spirituality through understanding and experience. Malbon teaches spirituality though different cultural lenses, and inspires students to be open […]

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ASMR: Internet phenomenon leaves viewers tingling

By Production Manager Catherine Charlebois Have you ever experienced a pleasant tingling sensation while hearing sounds like whispering or tapping? You were probably experiencing Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response or ASMR. According to Wikipedia, ASMR is “an experience characterized by a static-like or tingling sensation on the skin that typically begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the neck and upper spine.” In recent years, an emerging genre of YouTube content has been exploding with a variety of ASMR-targeting videos.From soothing soap carving, mic tapping, and finger fluttering, to whispered roleplaying, rambles, and stories, everyone’s triggers are different. […]

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Exercise that brain power

By contributor Dallas Bezaire You all remember gym class, right? Where you learn about sports and activities, nutrition, and general health. It is an important part of your education, even if you go on to mostly ignore it. Even if you end up unhealthy, you at least know roughly how to get healthy or lose weight. PE implementation is associated with better health and life outcomes, including better cognitive measures, better performance in school, and better socialization skills. It seems as if teaching kids how to be physically healthy is an absolutely invaluable part of giving kids a step up […]

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