The top 10 most read blog articles of the school year

Are we even surprised that the most read article of the year is about memes? Patrick Gillin and Natalie Morris

10. A holiday gift from The Ubyssey: A comprehensive list of WiFi passwords from cafes near campus

Unique page views: 1,998

Author: Kate Colenbrander

At the end of first semester, The Ubyssey gifted you with one of the most valuable lessons you could have ever had at UBC — a list of WiFi passwords at various cafes around the city. Be sure to check out this article again and get off campus to study for this term's exams.

9. The internet reacts to the “Sauder snake” debacle

Unique page views: 2,258

Author: Joshua Azizi

In case you somehow missed the most controversial inter-faculty online war, brush up on UBC's longest-standing history of students hissing at other students with this article.

8. A definitive ranking of UBC's washrooms

Unique page views: 2,768

Author: Jusneel Mahal

No headline gets more self-explanatory for than this one. The Ubyssey graded washrooms all over campus based on comfort, location and isolation all for our readers' benefits.

7. The bookstore continues to overprice their merchandise with a $1,000 armchair

Unique page views: 3,189

Author: Joshua Azizi

The bookstore is notoriously overpriced and last summer someone thought it would be a good idea to make “alumni chairs” and sell them for $1,075.95 — it's funny that UBC thinks alumni are not drowning in student debt and can drop over a grand on an ugly, uncomfortable-looking armchair.

6. Amazing spots on campus to peacefully burst into tears because your life is falling apart

Unique page views: 3,754

Author: Joshua Azizi

Feeling like you're failing in school and in life can take a toll on everyone, and sometimes it's just for the best to burst into tears to get it all out — even if you have to do it on the 99.

5. Two hazmat trucks, five fire trucks and two campus security cars showed up to tackle a drop of mercury

Unique page views: 4,819

Author: Emma Hicks

Perhaps the most dramatic moment in UBC history was memorialized this fall when an abundance of emergency responders showed up to campus for the tiniest drop of mercury. However, a puppy was the hero of this story as it was the one to find the spill in the first place.

4. UBC ties for second last in “hardest partying” universities in Canada

Unique page views: 6,592

Author: Emma Hicks

It's no secret that UBC is pretty lame compared to our east coast contemporaries in terms of partying. McGill, Queens and Western all triumph over UBC when it comes to putting back the booze.

3. UBC accidentally listed North Korea as a major donor to UBC Science in the Earth Science Building

Unique page views: 6,748

Author: Joshua Azizi

Ah, Kim Jong-Un, our favourite UBC donor. It means a great deal to UBC to have such strong relations with international partners considering how high international tuition fees have gotten.

2. Johnny Depp is filming on campus and Santa Ono is fan-girling

Unique page views: 7,136

Author: Emma Hicks

Depp was probably the biggest name to come to campus this year and Ono did not miss his chance to use his extremely active Twitter account to broadcast it to his followers.

1. UBC and SFU are in a meme war and nobody is safe — not even Douglas College

Unique page views: 12,316

Author: Joshua Azizi

Are we even surprised that the most read article of the year — not just on the blog — is about memes?