Posts By: Cormac O’Brien

The Martlet’s 2017 Victoria Film Festival picks

When Oscars season arrives in late January/early February, people change. All of a sudden, everyone and their dog becomes a film expert; the general public is preoccupied with finding a cinematic gem and making something up that sounds intellectual to show how deep and clever they are. “I was conflicted by La La Land— the colours really… Read more »

Why must the women’s basketball team play warm-up for the men?

If you ask me, the best part of a women’s basketball game at UVic is when it finishes. But my reasoning for that over-simplistic and intentionally facetious statement is most likely different than what you’d expect: I love the end of the women’s UVic basketball games because that’s when spectators actually arrive. If you’ve never… Read more »

Demonstrators give pipeline expansions the thumbs down

More than 1000 people braved the cold of downtown Victoria on Thursday, Dec. 1, to stand in solidarity with Standing Rock and voice their opposition to the federal gov- ernment’s approval of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain expansion project. Those in favour of pipeline expansions point to Canada’s flagging economy, arguing that expansion will create… Read more »

Board of Directors backpedal on VIPIRG referendum

The UVSS Board of Directors has quickly backtracked on a motion put forward at last night’s board meeting that would have seen students vote on funding currently allocated to the Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group (VIPIRG). The referendum would have students choose between continuing to pay $3 per academic term to VIPIRG, or re-allocating half… Read more »