DIY Holiday Decorations

While we’re all still spending lots of time at home and surely have moved on from making homemade bread, creating your own Christmas ornaments is a time consuming DIY project that will give you that same sense of accomplishment, not to mention it’s affordable and eco-friendly. Christmas decorations can get pricey and it’s easy to … Continued

BC Suspends Team Sports

Sports are off the table in BC, indefinitely. The province has put a hold on all adult (19+) indoor and outdoor team sports due to climbing COVID-19 cases, Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced Wednesday, December 2. All other indoor group physical activity has also been suspended. The decision came in step with VIU’s extension … Continued

Andrea Čanković

Andrea Čanković has had a wild year. In February 2020 she guided the VIU Mariners women’s volleyball team to provincial gold as co-captain, marking the third straight Pacific Western Athletic Association (PACWEST) title for her and the club. A month later, under the looming threat of cancellation due to COVID-19, Čanković and her teammates celebrated … Continued

Escape With Podcasts

It’s almost the holidays and COVID-19 season drags on. There won’t be any traveling to visit relatives or sitting down over a ham to debate your extended family over something trivial. Time off with nothing to do is a recipe for boredom. How to remedy the yawning and dead-eyed stares that are sure to come? … Continued

Communicate Through Your Mask

As I sit in the VIU library—my favourite place to get work done—it is now mandatory to wear a face mask at all times. This is fine by me, as mask-wearing is a critical factor in minimizing the spread of COVID-19, but I can’t help but think should I even be here?  In speaking to … Continued

Beyond 2020 Job Fair

If you’re a student looking for meaningful employment during a time when it seems scarce, you are in luck. Beyond 2020: Vancouver Island Career and Connections Fair is a virtual job fair co-organized by VIU, Royal Roads University, North Island College and Camosun College. The all-day event takes place on November 19 and registration is … Continued

November Horoscope

Aries (March 21 to April 19) Come on Aries! Now is the time to just grab the bull by its horns and do it! Oh wait… your sign is a ram—Taurus is the bull. Nevermind. Taurus (April 20 to May 20) Come on Taurus, now is the time to just grab the bull by the … Continued

Have a Safe and Spooky 2020 Halloween

With many children’s favourite holiday fast approaching, now is the time to prepare yourself for October 31—so you get all the treats and none of the tricks. The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has released information to their website on how to keep this year’s Halloween fun and safe as the COVID-19 pandemic … Continued

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