Lurk:

Street art has always been highly criticized, feared, and polarized by communities around the world. Maybe because it’s “out there” for everyone to see; maybe because it evokes newfound emotion and conversation—who knows? In my mind, it allows a person’s creativity to bring life to a previously mundane wall or building. Street art is instrumental … Continued

Sonia Furstenau:

The British Columbia Green Party announced their new leader after a three-way race. Sonia Furstenau, the MLA for Cowichan Valley, will be taking on the new role after a tight win. Furstenau won after gaining 52.4 percent of the votes on the second ballot, beating out Cam Brewer and Kim Darwin. Brewer was close behind … Continued

The Importance of Increasing Indigeneity at VIU

With everything that has happened so far in 2020—the pandemic, a steep rise in awareness about systemic racism, alarming weather events due to climate change, among many others—it’s clear the need for diversity in leadership to combat these issues is crucial. And, not just at a federal level, but in every institution. One thing that’s … Continued

Our Future Nurses

Now that we are all completely versed in working and learning from home, this first semester back should be an absolute breeze. We’ve perfected our posture while sitting at our dining room tables for hours on Zoom meetings or classes that probably could have been an email. We all know to wear pants, or at … Continued

Meditating the Anxieties Away

2020 has been an unforgettable year, and it’s not even over yet. The entire world has been shaken up on account of COVID-19, not to mention the murder hornets, protests, and wildfires (to name just a few). This crisis has left everyone feeling vulnerable and helpless, myself included. I don’t know how the new academic … Continued

VIU Residences COVID-19 Restart

Every year, the VIU Student Residences welcomes over 500 new and returning students from across the world and invites them to build communities and make long-lasting connections. With new COVID-19 rules and regulations, this year will look very different for the “Reslife” community. Back in March when VIU sent out emails informing the student body … Continued

About Bloody Time

Anouk Borris, the Women Students’ Representative at VIUSU, has been working to get pads and tampons into all washrooms across campus, free of charge to students and staff. Toilet paper is provided, so why shouldn’t these products be? There are taboos to be broken and stigmas to be shattered. These stigmas are rooted in misogyny, … Continued

Cruise to CCAA Gold Canceled

The highly anticipated Women’s National Basketball Championship tournament has been canceled—possibly the largest event at VIU this year is lost, along with the Mariners’ hopes of winning gold. The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Women’s Basketball National Championships was scheduled for March 18–21, 2020, at the VIU gym. The CCAA Board of Directors’ decision to … Continued

Comfort Bread

Well, I’ve been waiting for the time when we’re all holed up with time to actually cook. Humour me and give some new recipes a shot in between online classes this week. Besides, is there anything more comforting than a thicc loaf of focaccia bread? Unless you’re GF, in which case please avert your eyes. … Continued

VIU Declares Instructional Transition due to COVID-19

In an official release on Sunday, March 15, VIU announced that the university will be transitioning from face-to-face to exclusively online classes. This isolated but safer way of teaching for the remaining winter term is intended to reduce the possibility of students and faculty contracting the novel COVID-19 virus.   The increasing spread of COVID-19 … Continued

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