Referendum mishap stirs confusion for students

Questions abound from students when the terms of the UVic Pride referendum were changed in the middle of the voting period. When the referendum originally opened for voting today at 9 a.m., the UVic Webvote page said that the referendum required 67 per cent ‘yes’ votes (quorum for any referendum being 15 per cent of… Read more »

Improv troupe bares it all with outrageous results

On my dad’s 58th birthday, I couldn’t be with him to celebrate. However, I was able to commemorate his special day in true middle-aged style by going to see a stripper show. Well, okay: a comedy show about fictitious strippers. But the sentiment still holds. On Nov. 14, I saw the Comic Strippers improv show… Read more »

TEDx Victoria’s fifth iteration set to make an impact

The fifth incarnation of TEDx Victoria will take over downtown this Saturday, Nov. 21. TEDx events are independently organized, licensed offshoots of TED, a conference that began in 1984 with the intention of communicating “Ideas Worth Spreading.” TED talks, always 18 minutes or less, have been posted online since 2006, and TED has expanded into… Read more »

Is UVic edgy enough to divest?

Last February, the University of Victoria unveiled UVic Edge, a branding initiative meant to convey a “consistent” image of a forward-thinking institution. But Divest UVic’s volunteer organizer, Malkolm Boothroyd, argues that UVic’s investments in the fossil-fuel industry contradict this new image. After years of awareness and support raising, Divest is now urging university decision-makers to… Read more »

EDITORIAL: The Martlet stands with Paris

We are deeply shocked and saddened by the recent massacres in Paris, and we offer our most sincere condolences to the friends, families, and loved ones of the victims. But while we come to terms and deal with the aftermath of these atrocious acts, please remember who is truly responsible. DO NOT blame refugees, and… Read more »