Posts By: Cormac O’Brien

A student newspaper’s job is not to print hate

Baron’s decisions lack truth, criticism, and objectivity  On Jan. 25, the Baron, the student newspaper at the University of New Brunswick’s St. John campus, caused a Canadian media uproar when it published both an unedited interview with and letter to the editor from self-proclaimed “National Socialist” Michael Thurlow. Thurlow and his group took responsibility for… Read more »

Tsunami warning issued to Greater Victoria, later cancelled

Residents were advised to seek higher ground At 1:40 a.m. this morning, the Government of Canada issued a tsunami warning to residents in low-lying areas of Greater Victoria and residents on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The warning was made via Twitter, online CBC broadcasts, and on television. Official emergency Twitter accounts for the… Read more »

UVSS approves referendum questions at emergency meeting

At an emergency board meeting called for Jan. 15, the UVSS board approved three referendum questions for students to answer during the next UVSS election in March. Two of the questions address the UVSS Health Care plan. Students will choose if they are in favour of creating a tiered health care system, with a basic… Read more »

The 5 top social media stories in 2017

The Martlet often judges the success of a story on how well it resonates with the UVic community. Since it’s hard to gauge the reaction of each person who picks up a newspaper, sometimes, the easiest source of community feedback comes from social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit. We had plenty of stories… Read more »

Top 10 news stories of 2017

These past 12 months have been hectic for most of us, and the UVic campus was not spared from any of the chaos that 2017 brought. Although the Martlet’s top stories this year are generally unrelated to one another — there doesn’t seem to be anything connecting articles about international tuition fees, dress codes at the gym,… Read more »

The Martlet is hiring!

The Martlet is hiring! If you’re interested in writing, editing, or publishing, this is a fantastic opportunity to work for one of the oldest campus newspapers in Canada. We’re hiring an editorial assistant and a new co-Editor-in-Chief. Visit our Jobs page to learn more about job information and deadlines for applications. For more information, email business@martlet.ca…. Read more »

Fake A.I., real good movies

The best films about Artificial Intelligence uprisings It’s no secret that societal changes are often reflected in the films we make and watch. For example, environmental concerns lead to horror films about natural destruction, like Armageddon, Deep Impact, and Waterworld in the 1990s. Uncertain political and economic times often lead to superheroes dominating popular culture — they… Read more »

Campus reacts to YPY demonstration

YPY president disappointed with removal of flags As students trickled back onto campus from their holidays, Thursday Nov. 16 might have been just another sleepy autumn morning  had it not been for the public demonstration from Youth Protecting Youth (YPY), UVic’s anti-abortion club. It reignited campus discussions around protesting, free speech, and the issue of abortions… Read more »

UVSS criticizes UVic’s handling of YPY demonstration

UVic apologizes for failing to provide timely notification In a Facebook post published the day after campus club Youth Protecting Youth (YPY) held a public anti-abortion demonstration in the quad outside of the McPherson Library, the University of Victoria Students’ Society criticized the university administration’s handling of the situation. The demonstration included the planting of… Read more »