Turning the Page

You’ve seen them. The posters, the wire racks, the newspaper boxes. You’ve seen their name in the VIU newsletters and on social media. The Navigator. Also called The Nav, VIU’s student press published its first issue in 1969. Starting as a biweekly newspaper, it transformed into a monthly full-colour magazine in 2017.  Then, The Nav … Continued

Creating Revolution

Zan. Zendegi. Azadi. Woman. Life. Freedom.   Tape edges the hard canvas. A wide mink brush quickly coats the snow-white surface in cerulean acrylic. By Sogol’s hand, delicate and soft, the image of an evening sky over the horizon begins to form. The smell of cool paint coils around her in the air.  In a … Continued

Skipping School

Jack sits down with his roommates, Ocea and Amy, and two fellow Homeschoolers from VIU to discuss the public perception of homeschoolers and their presence/lifestyle in a university setting. Personal accounts, stories, and discussion of organized education commence!

Madi Duncan & Amateur Hour

We were blessed to have Madi Duncan & Amateur Hour stop by our office to play us a few of their groovy tunes. Timestamps 0:08 – Another Day Alone, Except 4:09 – Tall, Dark, And Grusome 7:03 – Venetian Red Check out Madi here: https://linktr.ee/madijduncan From madiduncan.com: “Having shared the stage with Foo Fighters, Dave … Continued

Love at a Distance

It’s Valentine’s Day. You’re hyper aware of all the couples on campus: the girls holding hands, the guys exchanging a kiss, your classmate shyly handing an envelope to their partner. A lump comes to your throat as you think of your significant other, another country and time zone away. Dropping into your seat, you send … Continued

Cooking with Kenna Deo

Join Mike as he follows Kenna Deo through making a delicious date night meal. Kenna is a recent VIU Grad who was the champion of Season 2 Episode 4 of the Food Networks Wall of Chefs. Kenna prepares a delicious meal of Shrimp Fettuccini Alfredo with tomatoes, asparagus, and fresh baked focaccia bread. Follow along … Continued

Mika Yamada

The Nav’s Austin Heidt sits down with Mariners newcomer Mika Yamada to find out what high school volleyball is like in Japan, how she balances her busy schedule, and how excited she is for Nationals. The VIU Mariners host the Women’s Volleyball National Championships from March 8 to 11. Find out more information at https://mariners.viu.ca/landing/index. … Continued

Acclimatizing to Change

Canada issued a ban on the manufacture and import of plastics in December of last year. By December 2023, all non-reusable plastic materials such as checkout bags, cutlery, and foodservice ware can no longer be purchased or sold. Though Canadians throw away over three million tons of plastic waste every year, only nine percent of … Continued

VIU Turns Its Back on International Tuition Commitments

On December 15, 2022, the VIU Board of Governors pushed through a surprise tuition increase of 5% for international students in the 2023-2024 school year. This increase comes despite their commitment, made only a few months prior, that international student tuition increases would remain at 2%—the same as their domestic counterparts. This commitment was made … Continued

RPG Rookies

Have you ever wondered what happens when you pair a room full of people who have never played a roleplaying game with an experienced Dungeon Master? Well, we have answers… Character Illustrations by Celia Brand  

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