Tristan Wheeler

Tristan Wheeler

Blog and Opinion Editor Tristan Wheeler started at the Ubyssey in November 2016 and quickly began writing about pizza, public transportation and comedy under Culture. After starting his smash-hit humour column, "99 Things to do at UBC Before You Graduate," he shifted to the world of Blog. The absolute fool became the Blog and Opinion editor in April 2018 and has really just been trying his best ever since.



I know what you're probably thinking, “Did I really just read that right? The term-two exam schedule is out?” Well, I don't know what to say other than that you better check your SSC and find out.

I’m sitting in Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC), in the basement of Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, and I hold in my hands a piece of literary history. I’m holding the second draft manuscript of a novel called Under The Volcano by English writer Malcolm Lowry.

There are giant glossy letters outside that read “SPQR Point” along with a smattering of twee chairs that indicate a major departure from The Nest’s typical decoration of glossy signage and slightly less twee chairs.

In his newly released album, Son of Smiley, comedian Ed Hill joyfully provides the audience insight into his life as a Taiwanese-Canadian and the tense, but absurd, relationship with his father with hilarious tact, but does not avoid the classic pitfalls of over-wrought joke structure and concepts.

If you’ve ever walked down Main Mall and had the completely understandable thought of “this campus has a major lack of farm animals,” you’d be wrong. Matter of fact, the UBC Farm is home to one of the mainstays of animal husbandry: 100 clucking chickens.

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