The Hauntings of Building Two

The halls of VIU have long been haunted by student debt, late assignments, and bad grades, but the Student Residences have an extra guest that continues to haunt the hollow halls. Every year, first-year students moving into Student Residences are told the urban legend of a ghost who haunts the halls of one of the … Continued

March Horoscope

Aries (March 21 to April 19) With only a couple more weeks left of the school year, this is your time to shine. As a sign that is focused and hardworking, you’ll soon be rubbing it in all your friends’ faces that you were the first person to hit the “submit” button on the last … Continued

Seeing Light at the End of the Tunnel

Exactly one year ago, on March 15, 2020, VIU’s University Relations team sent every VIU student an email with a subject line reading, “COVID-19 UPDATE: VIU transitioning to alternate course delivery and assessment.” VIU, along with other post-secondary institutions around the province, had finally decided that, for the safety of students, staff, and faculty, all … Continued

Food for Thought

No matter who you are or where you come from, food is a part of life—a big part. Everybody, everywhere, eats. Some people have too much food, some not enough. Some people die because of its unavailability, and food production is one of climate change’s leading causes. In fact, the primary driving force behind the … Continued

Lights, Camera, Action:

Emerging filmmakers and storytellers will soon be able to dust off their cameras and start working on their creative endeavours again as the provincial government announces the Reel Focus BC program. Through the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport, the Province will be launching its first development program with $200k targeted to up-and-coming and/or … Continued

February Horoscope

Aries (March 21 to April 19) Aries are always determined to finish whatever project they start. They are optimistic people and will always work hard for the best mark. So, when looking for the perfect group project partner, make sure you look out for your fellow Aries classmate. Taurus (April 20 to May 20) Being … Continued

Danielle Groenendijk:

A single marathon is equal to 42.195 km. Over the course of 30 days, Danielle Groenendijk ran 250 km—roughly six marathons—to bring awareness to, and raise money for, Parkinson’s disease. Groenendijk is a fourth-year Bachelor of Science student at VIU with plans to become a veterinarian following graduation. She is very passionate about animals, and … Continued

The Vault Bazaar

If I could name only one place that really screams “Nanaimo,” that place would be The Vault Café. Before moving to this city, I never thought I would step through the pink walls of what used to be an early twentieth-century bank and emerge into a bohemian paradise. The space is eclectic to say the … Continued

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