Erin Perkins

The start of the 2022 school year has me thinking of beginnings but also traditions. I’m the brand-new Arts Editor for The Navigator. How will I differ from all the past writers who made The Nav what it is today? To answer this question, I needed to speak to a Navigator alum. I met Erin … Continued

You’re All Navigators

The Nav has gone through rigorous transformation in the last three years. Having begun as a biweekly newspaper on October 16, 1969, it ran that in-print format until 2017, when my predecessor, Cole Schisler, transformed The Nav into what you hold in your hands today. A sleek, full-colour 40-page magazine produced by VIU students, written by … Continued

Go on and submit

Back in September 2014, my inaugural semester as a VIU student, I submitted work to the Navigator for the first time: a poem about fishing with an accompanying photograph. On the one hand, I was excited at the opportunity to have my first-ever poem published. Before I had even submitted, I daydreamed about seeing my … Continued

Clippers prepare for League Championship

For the first time since 2008 the Nanaimo Clippers will compete for the Fred Page Cup and the right to be called BCHL champions. The only thing standing in the Clippers’ way are the regular season’s champions, the Penticton Vees. The Clippers advanced to the finals with a 2-0 victory in Nanaimo on Thursday, April … Continued

Mariners’ badminton player named Canada’s best

Badminton might not be one of the most popular spectator sports in North America; to most it’s considered more of a recreational game—something played in the summer at family barbeques. But to VIU’s Graydon Robb, badminton is more than just a casual game. Robb just finished an extremely successful season as a member of the … Continued

Recapping the year that was: The VIU Mariners

The calendar has turned to April. Classes are slowly coming to an end, and exams are just around the corner. But the beginning of school’s final month also marks the end to another year of varsity athletics for the VIU Mariners. It was another successful year for the Mariners, as every Mariner team picked up … Continued

Five summertime sports predictions

Sports are extremely hard to predict. At the start of every season, no matter what the sport, experts all attempt to predict what will happen in the upcoming season, and almost always they are ridiculously wrong. So with that in mind, here are five things that I predict will unfold over the next few months. … Continued

Sweet n’ Salty Easter Nests

Hibernation season is over—it’s time to awaken your taste buds with these fun treats just in time for a student’s favourite long weekend (aka the homework hustle): Easter. These Pinterest-worthy nests are made with super simple ingredients, with just the right amount of crunch. You can grab everything you need from Bulk Barn or Wal-Mart. Yields: … Continued

Clippers clinch Island Division, await playoffs

As the British Columbia Hockey League season is entering its final weekend, the Nanaimo Clippers still await an opponent for the first round of the playoffs. The Clippers celebrated Family Day with a 5-2 victory over the Powell River Kings. The win clinched the BCHL’s Island Division, the team’s first division title since 2008. The … Continued

Rough sailing for Buccaneers as playoffs approach

As the Vancouver Island JR Hockey League regular season enters its final week, the playoff picture is starting to become clearer for the Nanaimo Buccaneers. It’s starting to look as though the team will begin the playoffs on the road as the third seed in the North Division. It has been apparent for a while … Continued

Men’s volleyball suffers set back in chase for second

The Mariners’ men’s volleyball team remains in a tight race with the Camosun Chargers for second place in the PacWest standings, and a bye into the semifinals of the provincial championship. The team faced their toughest test of the season as they traveled to New Westminster to take on the first place Douglas College Royals … Continued

Men get revenge and soar over Falcons

The Mariners’ men’s basketball team hasn’t been on the losing end of many games this season—just one to be exact. On February 7, the Mariners exacted revenge on the only team to beat them this season; the Mariners defeated the Langara Falcons 82-67. The game featured the last two CCAA national champions, with the Mariners … Continued

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