Big-wig reporters and ‘baby journos’ descended upon Calgary for NASH81

Just after New Year’s Day, five staff members from The Martlet made their way to Calgary to attend NASH81: Refine, the annual Canadian student journalism conference. This year, NASH was hosted by The Gauntlet, the University of Calgary’s student newspaper. The four-day conference saw hundreds of student journalists from across Canada come together to network… Read more »

21-year-old UVic student publishes 127000-word novel

Today — Jan. 16 — her book is being released It’s not every day that a 21-year-old can say they’ve written a 127 000-word novel, ended a publishing contract won in a contest, and decided to self-publish instead to have more autonomy. Today — Jan. 16 — UVic theatre student Miriam R. Dumitra is releasing… Read more »

Top 10 sports stories of 2018

From Golden State winning the NBA title (again) to the Vegas Golden Knights getting to the Stanley Cup final, 2018 saw underdogs flourish and favourites dominate Last year I said 2017 was a “memorable year in sports,” despite the fact that my beloved Chicago Cubs did not win the World Series. And after another year… Read more »

UVic English prof purchases pre-written essay

We’ve all been there. You looked at the assignment months ago and you thought about your topic, but somehow it’s the night before it’s due and you’re in a total panic because you let it slip. You have several choices at this point. You can pull an all-nighter and churn out a rushed, generic, not-great… Read more »

Full schedule: affordable events to start off the new year

Back to school means back to work — but it also mean a whole host of events for students and the greater community of Victoria. Here’s a list of some free or low-cost events students can look forward to over the next few weeks of January.   Mental Health Awareness Week including a Showcase with Shane… Read more »