Posts By: Cormac O’Brien

Vikes teams head into championship month

November is a stressful month for most students, with midterms in full swing and finals not too far away. For plenty of varsity athletes, however, November means something entirely different: championship time. Several varsity teams from UVic are either heading into or have already competed in their respective season finales. Here’s a breakdown of what… Read more »

Surprise, surprise: UVSS AGM fails to meet quorum

“It’s the million dollar question,” sighed Pierre-Paul Angelblazer, Interim Director of Outreach and University Relations, responding to the inevitable query: What is the UVSS doing to increase student participation in campus politics? There was a sense of frustrating familiarity in Cinecenta on Oct. 26. Most people knew what was going to happen when 3 p.m…. Read more »

Health and Dental Plan town hall planned for November

The UVSS board of directors is looking for suggestions regarding the state of student health care. The board is hosting an open house on Nov. 9 in the Michele Pujol Room from 4–6 p.m. An email authored by UVSS Director of Finance and Operations Mackenzie Cumberland was sent to each undergraduate student, informing the student… Read more »

Winter exam timetable released

Let’s be honest: you’re probably writing an exam on the last day Time to text your parents, call your travel agents, and make fun of your friends that are writing their exams on Dec. 18 — the final 2017/2018 winter exam schedule is out. The timetables were made available on the UVic website today, sorted both by… Read more »

UVic is that bad neighbour

The issue of UVic’s reputation as a neighbour came to light recently at a Martlet story meeting. There were about six or seven of us talking about how ridiculously annoying it must be for people living across the road from the university to deal with students trying to park on their lawns. “Man,” I realized… Read more »

Students rally for mozzarella sticks

UVic reverses decision to get rid of the snack at residence diner Sometimes it can seem as though the world is more divided than ever before. The cost of living is going up, the news gets darker every day, and physical and ideological wars rage all across the planet. But something happens every once in… Read more »

UVic sets up new Sexualized Violence Resource Office

Vic has continued the implementation of its months-old Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response policy with the institution of a Sexualized Violence Resource Office. The policy, ratified by UVic’s Board of Governors in March 2017, mandated the creation of an Intake Office to act as a centralized point of access for people reporting an act of… Read more »

UVic reacts to racist Snapchat screenshots

Content warning: Anti-Indigenous racism UVic’s campus was buzzing with discussions of an offensive Snapchat screenshot shared on Facebook the night of Sept. 16. The pictures showed young men — presumably University of Victoria students — pretending to get drunk off Lysol disinfectant wipes, captioned with a racist slur describing First Nations peoples using the cleaner in the same way…. Read more »

Your soundtrack for September

September is a great time to discover new music. The start of a new (or first) year of university means the creation of new memories, and you’re going to need some new playlists to accompany them. Here are a few albums I recommend delving into before you get sucked into balancing school with anything else…. Read more »

2017 summer news recap

It may not feel like it (it never does), but it’s been a long summer. And while you’ve been away gallivanting on your lakes, by your cottages, and in your summer school classrooms, the Martlet has been working hard to report the important stories that occasionally pop up during the summer months. Here’s a recap… Read more »