Posts By: Alistair Ogden

Students lead push to rename Joseph Trutch Hall

For the second time in seven years, UVic students are attempting to change the name of Joseph Trutch Hall. Lisa Schnitzler, a Trutch Hall resident, started a petition in December that has since garnered 107 signatures, as well as the endorsement of the UVSS Board of Directors, and sparked a formal name change appeal. “I… Read more »

A timeline of the Quebec mosque attack

How misinformation and ambiguity reinforced social media bubbles On Sunday, Jan. 29, the Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec City was attacked by a lone gunman. In what was later called a “terrorist attack” by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, six men were killed, and 19 others injured, all of whom were in the midst of evening… Read more »

Valentine’s Day coupons for you and yours

Frantically searching for a last minute gift for your loved one that will perfectly articulate those feelings you’ve been feeling? The Martlet has covered. Cut out any and all of our handy coupons—perfect for relationships in every stage of decline.

Where does your athletics fee go?

At UVic, every semester entails a slew of fees and payments. Tuition, textbooks, rent, beer, and food can collectively create a swirling, savings-consuming vortex. But among the ever-rising costs of being a post-sec- ondary student is a fee with an extra layer of opacity. The mandatory athletics fee ($83.75 per semester for full-time students, $41.88… Read more »

The best of Victoria’s hidden podcasts

Podcasts are a strange medium. In 2015, the Pew Research Center reported that 36 per cent of Americans had listened to a pod- cast, but half the population of the same country hadn’t even heard of the term ‘podcasting.’ Some pod- casts, such as WTF with Marc Maron, rake in viewers by the millions, while… Read more »

Chicken soup for the feverish soul

Ingredients: 1 chicken breast 1 package of noodles, owner unknown (but it’s probably your roommate’s) 2 cups of water 1 cup of vegetable broth (definitely stolen from your roommate) 1 carrot 1 head of broccoli (it’s been in the fridge for a few weeks, but it’s fine. Really. It’s fine.) Salt Pepper Thyme? Why not. Basil?… Read more »

B.C. NDP tackles big money at UVic open house

With the pungent political stew south of the border still bubbling away at high heat, it can be easy to forget that British Columbia’s provincial election is sitting on the back burner, waiting to be served up on May 9, 2017. But at an open house on Thursday, Jan. 19, B.C. NDP leader John Horganand… Read more »

Transit app update makes Victoria GO again

Historically, B.C. Transit busses have behaved like bad sexual partners, either coming too early or not com- ing at all. But in 2017, Victoria’s much beleaguered bus riders are in for a New Year’s upgrade. On Dec. 20 of last month, the Transit app released a new crowdsourcing feature that will allow riders to track… Read more »

As 2016 fades, what’s next for Ryan Cochrane?

After winning bronze and silver medals in Beijing 2008 and London 2012 (respectively) in the 1500 metre freestyle, UVic’s most famous Olympic swimmer set his sights on gold in Rio, but came up short in sixth place. In an exclusive interview with the Martlet, conducted late last year, Ryan Cochrane reflects on his third summer… Read more »