Part of Something Bigger

When I first came to VIU’s Nanaimo campus, I was told “the science students stay at the top and the trades students keep to the bottom.” I’ve found this detached mindset prevalent at VIU, making it difficult to feel as though I’m part of a broader university community. The Canadian Collegiate Athletics Association (CCAA)’s Women’s … Continued

The Mariners’ Voyage to The Greatest Stage

After years of waiting, VIU will finally host the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Women’s Basketball Nationals from March 25–27. VIU was initially going to host the event in 2020; however, the outbreak of COVID-19 sidelined those plans. For some, it represents a second chance, one that resembles “normal life”—what should have been. But for … Continued

Taking Another Shot

The Langara guard slips past the VIU player defending her, dribbling into an open spot on the court. She eyes the hoop and jumps for the easy layup. The ball leaves her fingers.  Like a hammer blow, the arm of VIU forward Shayce Johnston comes down on the rising ball, smashing it out of bounds. … Continued

Jon Bethell

On resilience: “How a person responds in the face of adversity is based on numerous factors, such as your support system (family and close friends), self-confidence, ability to communicate [feelings], and more.” —Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Jon Bethell and I are sitting across from each other outside a coffee shop in downtown Nanaimo. I sip … Continued

The Harlem Globetrotters Visit VIU

The world renowned Harlem Globetrotters are set to lace up their kicks for an eventful afternoon at VIU’s own basketball court.  On Sunday, February 2, 2020, the Harlem Globetrotters will be performing at the VIU gymnasium, located at 900 fifth street, building 190. For General Admission and Bench Seat ticket holders, the doors open at … Continued

Year in ReVIU

By Sports and Lifestyle Editor Cole Schisler The Mariners experienced incredible success across all sports this year. As we come to the end of the Mariners athletic year, we are taking a look back at some of the Mariners who shined on and off the court. Catie Hegglin Catie Hegglin has been with the Mariners … Continued

VIU alumni basketball

Above: Photo via VIU Mariners By Sports and Lifestyle Editor Cole Schisler On Saturday, September 24, VIU basketball alumni came back to put on a clinic for the youngsters that will take the court for VIU this year. In the first game, the Alumni took an early lead, ending the first half 45-36 over the … Continued

Intramural sports

Above: Photo of Team Pine in the VIU Res Olympics 2016. Courtesy of Ernest Dushime. By Sports Editor Cole Schisler Registration for VIU intramural sports is now open. Participants must have a full team in order to register. Sign-up is at the gymnasium. Intramural sports are a great way to make friends during the school … Continued

Carver comes up big as Mariners win final game

It wasn’t the game they wanted to be playing in, but the VIU Mariners’ women’s basketball team picked up the win in the team’s final game at the National Championship. VIU got a monster performance from fifth-year forward Jenna Carver as the Mariners picked up a 63-51 victory over the Mount Allison University Mounties. Mount … Continued

Men settle for silver at National Championship

The VIU Mariners’ men’s basketball team’s hunt for a National Championship came to a disappointing end on Saturday, March 21. The Mariners lost the National Championship game 68-62 to the Humber College Hawks. The Mariners return home from the Nationals with a silver medal. The championship game was a tightly contested defensive affair. The two … Continued

Pollard having a strong first year as a Mariner

With the end of the National Championship comes the end to the season for the VIU Mariners’ women’s basketball team. The Mariners were a very deep team this year, with a lot of players contributing in different ways to the team’s success. Leading the team scoring this year was Sienna Pollard, a first year Mariner, … Continued

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