Romanticizing the Bad Guy

Romanticizing the Bad Guy

Pop-culture loves a villain. The Netflix TV show, You, is just one example of how we fall in love with obviously problematic characters. But they’re obviously problematic, so why do we romanticize them? The psychology of what makes unhealthy characters so appealing from afar can give us a perspective when choosing a partner in real-life. As a writer who’s obsessed with creating enticing villains, here are my theories on why you think Joe is hot and why you should (please) avoid these people in real-life.

A Look at VIU’s Financial Records

A Look at VIU’s Financial Records

Where do students go from here? The realities of VIU’s debt can be troublesome as students have spent years of their lives and thousands of dollars out of their pocket to obtain a degree.

12 Months of Less

12 Months of Less

The Nav’s Managing Editor is on a quest to spend less in 2024. That means giving up her weekly treats and saying no to sales that pop up in her inbox. Follow along as Megan offers consumer detox 101 and takes you through her 12 months of less.

From Human to Diffusion

From Human to Diffusion

Join Jack as we learn how to dream with Artificial Intelligence. Integrate new tools into your workflow, and look forward to the future of AI. From text and image generation to music and more! From the amazing things we may some day create with AI, to the insidious dangers of data-driven machine learning.

A Dream in a Dream

A Dream in a Dream

Can two or more people have the same dream? What are some common dream themes or motifs that people share? Sophia Wasylinko asked her fellow Creative Writing students some complex questions about their dream experiences. Let’s just say they gave her more questions than answers, along with strange stories and connections she never saw before. Join these students on their strange trips to Dreamland!

I Believe I Can Fly

I Believe I Can Fly

Most aspiring lucid dreamers have intense training regimens. Others, like our Associate Editor, prefer to wing it. Soar through the story of this dreamer’s awakening as they reflect on how they gained lucidity, where it went, and what changed—including their relationship with dreaming.

Dreaming of Island Rail

Dreaming of Island Rail

Despite having nearly 300km of dormant rail lines, it has been years since any kind of substantial train service has operated on Vancouver Island. Our resident transit nerd Ben set out to look into why this is and what the future might hold for these abandoned tracks.

Living the Dream

Living the Dream

I know some people record dreams to find meaning and think about how they work, while others do so to aid in lucid dreaming, but I record them just because I think it’s really funny to share them.