• Orange Shirt Day

    The glow of brightly-coloured t-shirts worn by students, staff, and faculty at UVic on Friday, Sept. 28 demonstrated a dedication to listening to the truth of residential schools for Orange Shirt Day. A panel at the First Peoples House featured stories and artwork of survivors.
  • A Gr4ve encounter

    The Martlet had the chance to speak with Victoria-based musician and recent performer at Rifflandia Johnny Gr4ves.
  • This summer’s wildfire season

    This summer, during the worst fire season ever, the Shovel Lake fire threatened the town of Fort St. James, B.C. Read on for our writer's account of his tense experience protecting his hometown.
  • The pitfalls of Instatravel

    Bali’s waterfalls look better on Instagram than they do in person. On a recent trip to Bali, one writer was shocked by how much acquiring Instagram likes has influenced how we travel.
  • Swans Brewpub and Vikes Athletics join forces

    You can hold off on that blue and gold face paint for now, because Swans Brewery has created a brand new way for fans of sports (and beer) to support the UVic Vikes.

This is the ONLY way to live in Victoria!

Local news staff discovers ways to cut down on rent that landlords will HATE! Everyone knows that the Victoria housing market is causing many aspiring and current residents to contemplate new and innovative ways to save funds and cut down on costs. Martlet staff are no exception to this, and have made the recent decision… Read more »

Electoral reform 101

The voting systems, explained   The upcoming B.C. referendum on electoral reform presents itself as a potentially major crossroads for politics in the province. Between Oct. 22 and Nov. 30, registered voters will be able to choose whether or not to stick with our current First Past the Post (FPTP) voting system or transfer to… Read more »

Two UVic students make bids for local office

Candidates Isabella Lee and Nathan Daisley hope to bring fresh perspectives to municipal politics This fall, a pair of UVic students are hoping to make the leap from the classroom to city council. Political Science major Nathan Daisley and Sociology major Isabella Lee are two candidates running in the Oct. 22 municipal race for the… Read more »

(In)Accessible Academia

The unexpected extra costs of post-secondary education and how one student is changing the game University students can all agree that tuition costs a lot, and that’s to be expected. But what most students aren’t prepared for is the exorbitant cost of textbooks. According to a 2017 article in Maclean’s, when it comes to average… Read more »

“Going big by going small”

The Tiny House Warrior movement comes to UVic Beginning Monday, Oct. 15, the lawn by Felicita’s Pub outside the Student Union Building (SUB) at UVic will become a temporary construction site for a tiny house on wheels. Led by a group known as the Tiny House Warriors (THWs), the home will go to helping Secwepemc… Read more »

Quorum briefly met, then lost, at UVSS Annual General Meeting

Finances and student engagement primary topics of conversation The University of Victoria Students’ Society (UVSS) Board of Directors held their Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday, Oct. 12. After briefly meeting quorum (113 students), it was quickly lost in just under five minutes as students left the room. As such, the majority of the agenda… Read more »

Winter is coming, but Fairfield isn’t ready for it yet

Fall Fairfield event makes use of good weather before it’s over             Victoria prides itself on its sense of community. Over the summer, it’s near impossible to go downtown on the weekend without happening upon some sort of festival, parade, or protest. But as the weather gets increasingly colder, community… Read more »

Astrocolor is coming to Victoria this Saturday night

The electronic music group spoke with the Martlet about live performances, recently-released album As distracted Millenials and Gen Z-ers, we are constantly searching for the newest, edgiest thing that will make us feel like we’re ahead of the game — and this includes music. Victoria-based band Astrocolor might just have the chilled-out, funky dance beats… Read more »

Your first UVic Senate meeting Tweetcap of the academic year

The UVic Senate may not be as exciting as the U.S. Senate, but at least they didn’t vote in favour of Kavanaugh Last Friday, while the eyes of the world were on a senate deliberating over the future of the United States Supreme Court, the University of Victoria Senate assembled for their first meeting of… Read more »

Protect What You Love

Southern Resident Killer Whale town hall speaks to the future of the Salish Sea “You saved my home,” said Joan Morris, a Lkwungen Elder. The gravity of these four words still weighs heavy on me in the weeks following the “Protect What You Love: Southern Resident Killer Whale” town hall. Held on Aug. 30 in… Read more »