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Creating connections through poetry

Submitted by Eric Zimmer on February 28, 2024 - 11:57am

Paige Pierce’s first exposure to poetry came about in her last few years of high school. But it wasn’t a smooth introduction.

“A lot of the poetry I was interacting with did not feel relatable or accessible to youth, so I started my writing career as a bit of a poetry hater,” she says.

Still, Paige persevered.

VIU Student Pulse News: February 7

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on February 7, 2024 - 4:36pm

It’s February, which means there’s a lot happening on campus, from Black History Month to Valentine’s Day events and Mariners games.
In this issue:

  • Graduating this year? Don’t forget to sign up for convocation by February 29!
  • Mariners men’s and women’s volleyball teams final home games
  • Upcoming scholarship opportunities

Pictured: Chemistry Professor Dr. Kyle Duncan in the lab with Kiera Nguyen and Nicholas Woytowich.

Tips to prioritize your mental health this year

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on January 28, 2024 - 8:59pm

Welcome back to a new semester! The transition from the warmth of the holidays, being surrounded by close friends and family, to the routine of school, surrounded by books and assignments, can be tough. The new year opens before us, presenting a fresh chapter to write new stories. In times like these, it is important to prioritize mental wellness to allow yourself to grow, both academically and personally.