Posts By: Cormac O’Brien

Vikes put Spartans to sword in three game series

The Vikes kept their post-season dreams alive, beating the Trinity Western University (TWU) Spartans 2-1 in their best-of-three series. The Vikes opened with an 84-69 victory on Friday, Feb. 26th, but TWU pegged them back with an 84-79 win in the second game on the 27th. The tie-breaker was fraught with tension and tiredness, but… Read more »

UVic student arrested after alleged sexual assaults

A University of Victoria student has been arrested Monday following allegations of sexual assault from four female students. The allegations were made public along with the recommendation of charges from the Saanich Police Department. Saanich PD say they were approached two weeks ago by the four students, all of whom knew the perpetrator “very well.”… Read more »

What you should know about this election’s referenda

It’s election time — a time for student politicians making vague promises and a general sense of apathy from the student population. But this election also brings two referendums for the student body at large to vote upon. Both referendums concern student society fee increases for part-time and full-time students, though neither would raise student fees by… Read more »

Vikes bounce Bobcats to book playoff berth

When you spend $77 million on a new court, it’s nice to be able to use it as much as possible. And CARSA will soon have its first taste of Canada West post-season action: the UVic Vikes women’s basketball team booked their berth in the playoffs with two vital wins against the Brandon Bobcats. The… Read more »

B.C. Music Fund has insiders singing a happy tune

Stephen Harper may have been known as the (embarrassingly poor) musician in Canadian politics, but a recent announcement by Premier Christy Clark will certainly be music to many ears in B.C. On Thursday, Feb. 11, Clark announced the creation of the B.C. Music Fund, promising that a sum of $15 million would be available for… Read more »

When it comes to race, Grammys have the Oscars beat

“It’s time for big changes.” So said Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, following widespread criticism of the Academy’s failure to nominate any minority actors for the second year in a row. Changes did follow, with the Academy pledging to double the numbers of women and “diverse… Read more »

New poet laureate hopes to give back to arts community

If anyone deserves to be “the champion for youth and the literary arts” in Victoria, it’s probably Ann-Bernice Thomas. A second-year Theatre and Creative Writing student at UVic involved in poetry, theatre, creative nonfiction, and screenwriting, there aren’t many literary arts that Thomas hasn’t championed. On Jan. 14, 2015, Thomas was announced as the fourth… Read more »

The Martlet’s Valentine’s Day Playlist 2.0

It’s midnight on Valentine’s Day and something’s gone wrong. After a consensual and sober-minded decision to get in bed together, you and your boyfriend/girlfriend/significant other/Tinder pity date are knocking boots, as it were. But something’s just not clicking. And, as you listen to the squirrels on the tree outside your window having a better time… Read more »