With the passing of the fall semester classes and exams, students at VIU are bound to have a little bit of pent-up aggression. There’s no better way to let that out than a bit of friendly competition with your friends.
Anthropology, Archaeology, and History fueled my desire to learn. I saw them top a few “useless” lists in my time as a student. I still do. It is what you do with them, and your time at VIU, that makes their, and all the other degrees offered here, uses apparent.
Jeff Monson’s first produced play is finally about to rise on Nanaimo’s artistic horizon, after months of anticipation within Harbour City’s art scene. The Age of Women will be Monson’s debut in live theatre, leaving the writer, actors, and ticket holders excited and nervous for the premiere, as the ongoing rumor of the play’s radically themed story … Continued
VIU’s Nanaimo campus has been designated as a Bee Campus, the first of its kind in BC. VIU’s Master of Community Planning (MCP) program is working with the VIU Peace Garden Educational Ecosystem student club to spread awareness of the impact pollinators have on a healthy ecosystem. Being acknowledged with the title of Bee Campus … Continued
For years, rumours about the ghost, or ghosts, of Malaspina Theatre have been passed down like a tattered copy of Hamlet; but for the most part, the presence of Neil Rutherford (and others) has been a well-kept department secret. Stories about ghost encounters tend to leave with students as they graduate, surprising new actors as … Continued
This article is the extended version from the Nav’s October print issue and is intended to educate voters on the candidates of the Nanaimo/Ladysmith riding. The questions try to encompass a personal and professional sense of the candidates. Editors Note: There are two candidates that don’t appear in the article due to a lack of … Continued
This semester I will be warming up for when VIU hosts the women’s national basketball championships by attending every possible event, tailgate party, and game so that I can stand tall in the bleachers and barbarically yawp Mariner pride. I may have no confidence in my ability to understand the game, but I have every confidence in my fellow Mariners. After all, it’s a great thing to be a sturgeon.
Our Baby Was Born Premature (the Same Way He Was Conceived) by Paul Alexander is a charming and honest debut novel that showcases the true triumphs and chaos of first-time parenthood. Cleverly constructed in what the back of the book refers to as “super-tweets,” the novel is Alexander’s personal collection of brief paragraphs, starting with … Continued
One thing’s for certain, no matter who you are, or where you’re from, there’s always an open seat at the family table of the Nanaimo Community Kitchen Society. I found the Nanaimo Community Kitchen Society online, but what spurred my search was a rumour I’d heard that one could attend a cooking program and dine … Continued
Last week, I spent a Sunday afternoon with my girlfriends Britt and Shelby, day-drinking at a local brewpub (as you should). As we walked into White Sails Brewing in Nanaimo, I immediately noticed the long line of people reaching from the till to almost out the door. When we eventually made it to the counter, … Continued