Study: Aggregate hatred for dandelions to hit record highs in the coming weeks

That’s right, we interviewed your aunt for her thoughts on dandelions Satan’s Yellow Pube. The Lawn Pimple. The Beast with Golden Fangs. All names for the gardener’s bane: the dandelion. According to an academic survey performed by the Martlet in the men’s restroom of UVic’s Tim Horton’s restaurant, dandelion hatred continues to surge to record… Read more »

July 9 UVSS board meeting Tweetcap

‘Distance makes the heart grow fonder,’ the old adage goes. After three weeks apart, the UVSS Board of Directors conveyed in the Upper SUB Boardroom on July 9 to discuss the latest happenings on campus. The board had plenty to discuss at their first meeting back, including finding answers to the $23 000 deficit in… Read more »

Elon Musk vows to tackle Canada–US relations

Canadian pop-art musician Grimes is expected to aid Musk in the coming discussions Elon Musk, the uncle of Peter Thiel, has gained something a cult following in the past few years due to the billionaire’s eccentricity and character resemblance to fictional superheroes. Musk has often been compared to a real-life Robert Downey Jr. — a comparison not… Read more »

The centre of innovation

The secret resource on campus helping UVic entrepreneurs go global It’s March 2018, and Quinn MacDonald, a recent University of Victoria graduate, admires the printed copies of Concrete Garden Magazine that have just been shipped to her. She has only a brief moment to revel in her creation before she must get to work. All… Read more »

A look at one year of UVic’s sexualized violence policy

UVic Board of Governors approves EQHR report recapping and analyzing a year of the new policy The University of Victoria’s Board of Governors approved the office of Equity and Human Rights (EQHR)’s annual report at their May meeting, which contained the first publicly available peek into the progress of UVic’s Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response… Read more »

Crafting crosswords

How one former cartoonist confounded people in both the Martlet and the New York Times For student journalists who have written for the paper over its 70-year existence, the Martlet is often dreamed of as a first step towards working for a prestigious institution like the New York Times. How often does that really happen, though?… Read more »

Letter to the Editor: fair trade avocados the way to go

Re: Green Gold Bleeds Red: The hidden cost of avocados I appreciated Anabelle Budd’s informative and well-researched article on the hidden cost of avocados.  I was alarmed by the fact that Mexican producers of non-organic avocados are continuing to spray “huge quantities” of “highly toxic pesticides” on their avocado crops, and that a “significant number… Read more »