Posts By: Devon Bidal

A very merry, eco-friendly Christmas

10 tips for creating less waste this holiday season The season of giving is upon us! On the flip side, it’s also the season of creating waste. Tired of contributing to the cycle? Here are The Martlet’s top 10 tips for a more sustainable holiday season.   1. Give less packaging When choosing a gift… Read more »

Merry FUNKing Christmas

Funk Hunters get raucous at night two of Funk the Halls If you were in downtown Victoria on Dec. 1, you may have wondered why there was a parade of Santas, rave-ready-reindeer, and people decked out in Christmas lights making their way up Yates Street. These funk seekers were heading to the Christmas party to… Read more »

Get thrifty with it

A non-exhaustive list of some of Victoria’s thrift stores for the sustainable shopper As Millennial and Gen-Z university students, we know that thrifting is the best way to get that Urban Outfitters, vintage aesthetic without paying a semester’s tuition, your right arm, and your firstborn. Buying second-hand is also more sustainable; it’s a great way… Read more »

Your Nov. 19 UVSS board meeting Tweetcap

Amendments to the Chief Electoral Officer’s duties and an updated intoxication policy meeting highlights At 6 p.m. on Nov. 19, as the sky darkened and the temperature dropped, the UVSS board members made their way to the Upper Lounge of the Student Union Building (SUB) for hearty discussion and Greek food. There was much to… Read more »

The evolution of the moving picture show

Local theatres anticipate the next act as streaming shifts movie-watching culture Here lies the independent cinema: The Roxy Classic Theatre — opened as The Fox on February 1, 1949 — closed its doors to moviegoers in December 2013. The movie theatre lived and died on Quadra Street and it was one of Victoria’s last remaining… Read more »

Brooms, bludgers, and bruises

The 'snitch' tackles a UBC player in the Semi-Final match. Photo by Devon Bidal, Senior Staff Writer.

UVic hosts the 2018 Western Regional Quidditch Championships Quidditch, a game from the Harry Potter series, was brought to life on the artificial turf fields outside CARSA this weekend. A crisp fall wind bit at the cheeks of the athletes as they whipped around the pitch straddling their brooms, competing for gold at the 2018… Read more »

Get to know the UVSS advocacy groups and the Native Students Union

Who they are and how to get involved Working from inside the Student Union Building, there are four advocacy groups — Students of Colour Collective, Feminist Collective/Third Space, UVic Pride, and Society for Students with a Disability — and the Native Students Union at UVic, representing different intersections of students and working to create safe… Read more »

Your Nov. 5 UVSS board meeting Tweetcap

A new ferry shuttle and $20 000 in renovations for Cinecenta With the end of daylight savings, 6 p.m. now feels like midnight — something that clearly had an effect on the Nov. 5 UVSS Board of Directors meeting as members sleepily trickled into the Vertigo lounge of the SUB. The meeting lasted just over half… Read more »

Weed it and weep

Chicken soup for the cannabis lover’s soul Arrive late to a potluck and you might get really stoned. Okay, so what would YOU do if the kale salad and lasagna were all gone, the nachos were down to crumbs, and all that was left was a glowing plate of homemade — and, unsuspectingly, homegrown —… Read more »

Cannabis in Canada

A short history of our country’s drug control and its impacts     “Marihuana is that drug — a violent narcotic — an unspeakable scourge — The Real Public Enemy Number One! Its first effect is sudden violent, uncontrollable laughter; then come dangerous hallucinations — space expands, time slows down, almost stands still . …. Read more »