Lauryn Mackenzie

Lauryn is a fourth-year Digital Media Studies student. She has had her work featured in the Powell River Peak, Portal Magazine, and The Discourse. When she’s not looking up fun facts about bees, she’s probably fantasying about Portland, Oregon.
Students stand for a photo in front of the VIUSU Building

The Fight for Fairness

The province of BC has opened its doors for international students to access education in the province, with former Premier Christy Clark pushing to...
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Leading by Example

*The dialogue in this article was edited for clarity*   Women make up 50 percent of the population in Canada, yet this number does not...
Holly Wright stands on stage at the Port Theatre holding her guitar smiling out to the crowd

SoundWave

Music is a powerful thing—it brings people together, motivates us to keep going, and allows us to truly be ourselves. Music isn’t confined to a...
Three Risebridge workers stand beside each other by the main door of the warming centre

RISEBRIDGE

This winter has been one of the coldest on record for the Nanaimo area. Most fortunate people have a warm place to escape the frigid winter wind,...
A girl is standing on the lower end of a pulley system where she is reach for the other half way above her that holds serval different types of emergency contraception

Emergency Contraception

Sexual health education is often lacking, leaving young adults unprepared to face real-world situations. From awkward car rides to lackluster school...
Aunalee Boyd-Good and Sophia Seward-Good stand at the end of the runway at their New York City showcase. Their brand name Ay Lelum is written behind them

Ay Lelum:

Remarkable would be the simplest way to describe the last two months for Ay Lelum.  Snuneymuxw sisters Aunalee Boyd-Good and Sophia Seward-Good went...
Eliot White-Hill stands in the VIU Library common room in front of his new mural 'Matriarch Moon'

Eliot White-Hill:

The Vancouver Island University Library has become a home away from home for generations of students throughout their educational journey. It is the...