The top 10 TV shows of 2017

A few weeks ago, a large poster screamed for my attention in bold font at Ryerson University’s career centre. It read: “This is your life. Do what you love, and do it often. If you don’t like something, change it. If you don’t like your job, quit. If you don’t have enough time, stop watching… Read more »

Is Northern Canada starving?

Canada’s lack of a National Food Policy unequally affects Indigenous communities Right now in Canada, an estimated four million Canadians are suffering from food insecurity — inadequate or insecure access to food caused by financial constraints. This condition affects approximately one out of every eight households. But what should be a pressing concern for this country is being… Read more »

Farewell from the editor’s desk

Of all of the pieces I have put off writing (still sorry about that, Myles), this is one I could procrastinate away forever. Because by the time this piece makes its way into the paper (or the website, if we can get it to work for just a little while), my time as co-Editor-in-Chief will… Read more »

The Martlet’s 5 hottest takes of 2017

Every year, white-hot opinion pieces are printed to figuratively burn holes through newspapers far and wide. This year, however — fueled by the numerous outlandish statements of U.S. President Donald Trump, the outbreak of sexual harassment allegations amongst celebrities, and a number of other controversial happenings — seemed an especially big year for scalding ‘hot-takes.’ Here are the Martlet’s… Read more »

White Lies

I’m tired of being disenfranchised. As a white cis male, I am deeply disturbed by advances in the field of equality. Whereas once our voices would be the only ones heard at rallies and meetings, now it seems as though we are having our capacity to comment torn from us. I can’t think why. I… Read more »

Jan. 8 UVSS Meeting Recap

At their first board meeting of the new year, the UVSS announced that they will be convening a week later on Jan. 15 for an emergency board meeting to formalize and vote on the health care referendum question — a question that will determine what, if any, health care system the UVSS will facilitate next year. In… Read more »

Questions and consultations galore at President’s Campus Update

On Dec. 12, President Jamie Cassels updated faculty and staff on the current direction of UVic’s 5-year strategic plan. The presentation, delivered in the atrium of the Continuing Studies Building to a packed house, ran thirty minutes on the dot. Afterwards, the audience was invited to ask questions and fill out a feedback form about… Read more »

Jose Figueroa takes the law into his own hands

Salvadoran refugee studying law at UVic after years of fighting classification as terrorist Jose Figueroa is a first-year law student at the University of Victoria, yet his path into law was markedly different than that of his peers. By the time Figueroa entered his first year of law school, he had already spent months in… Read more »

Canada’s deadly role in the Yemen war

Canada exports weapons to Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia exports bloodshed and famine to Yemen Seven million people in Yemen are on the verge of famine due to a brutal war and naval blockade led by Saudi Arabia, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reported in November. The blockade began in June 2015, a… Read more »

The 5 top social media stories in 2017

The Martlet often judges the success of a story on how well it resonates with the UVic community. Since it’s hard to gauge the reaction of each person who picks up a newspaper, sometimes, the easiest source of community feedback comes from social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit. We had plenty of stories… Read more »