On Oct. 4 and 7, UVic’s computing network experienced outages. UVic webmail, Moodle, online student resources, and UVic netdrive, amongst other online computing services, were all inaccessible. Undoubtedly, UVic’s computer Help Desk was inundated with calls for assistance from staff and the student body. Outages should be considered only mildly inconvenient. Perhaps it’s a testament… Read more »
Posts By: Martlet Staff
Every student knows grading can be an uncomfortable process. It is, however, an instructive one. The Times Higher Education (THE) supplement recently released their annual World University Rankings. The THE is the preeminent standard for many; it uses a rigorous five-index scoring system paired with sophisticated methodology using extensive data collection. Canada, as a whole,… Read more »
Ninety-one rest stops along New York state highways are now redubbed “text stops.” New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo made the announcement at a roadside podium Sept. 23, in front of large, blue highway signs reading, “It can wait—text stop 5 miles,” and “Text stop—parking area 1 mile.” Two-hundred and ninety-eight of the signs are… Read more »
On the morning of Sept. 18, activists from Greenpeace attempted to scale an oil platform belonging to Russian energy corporation Gazprom, the first company to start drilling above the Arctic Circle, which is considered fragile and pristine. Even though the activists were protesting in international waters, the Russian coast guard fired 11 warning shots across… Read more »
Last month, Prime Minister Stephen Harper sent a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama, hoping to team up on an oil industry environmental strategy. Obama replied that he would only approve the Keystone XL pipeline project if Canada reduces its oilsands greenhouse gas emissions. Essentially, the U.S. told Canada it needs to clean up its… Read more »
Students rush to school by various modes of transportation, including driving, cycling, walking and, of course, busing. Those new to UVic may notice the frequent holdups due to congestion consisting of both cars and people—a daily event on campus. While there’s no preventing thousands of students walking across campus, or other traffic, the Martlet staff… Read more »
On Sept. 28, International Right to Know Day will be celebrated in 40 countries around the world. Its purpose is to “raise awareness of an individual’s right to access government information, while promoting freedom of information as essential to both democracy and good governance.” Governments shouldn’t withhold information from their people unless the people are informed enough… Read more »
Is your body decent? Ideally, a human body is a vessel for life, but mainstream ideals of attractiveness and cultural decency put many further judgments and restrictions on our bodies.
“If we get 10 000 online signatures we can end Chinese sweat shops forever.”
There may be a darker side to friends relaxing in the sun and playing a game or three of backyard bocce while noshing a hot dog.