Posts By: Martlet Staff

Alisa Gordaneer: Rough drafts crafted here

As part of the Martlet 70 Fundraiser, we’ve asked former Martlet staff to answer an important question: why do we need the Martlet? When news breaks, the Martlet fixes it On the graffiti-covered wall of the Martlet office, back in 1988, an unattributed quote was scrawled on the graffiti-covered wall: “Journalism is the first rough… Read more »

Cody Willett: Why do we need the Martlet?

As part of the Martlet 70 Fundraiser, we’ve asked former Martlet staff to answer an important question: why do we need the Martlet? Maybe you don’t know this, but you need the Martlet — and it needs you. Some students are happy to breeze through campus and never pick up an issue, but here you… Read more »

David Climenhaga: Why do we need the Martlet?

As part of the Martlet 70 Fundraiser, we’ve asked former Martlet staff to answer an important question: why do we need the Martlet? 2018-03-18 Martlet “Why do we need the Martlet?” The arrival of this question by email filled me with trepidation. The last time I followed up on an innocent request from a Martlet… Read more »

Craig Battle: Why do we need the Martlet?

As part of the Martlet 70 Fundraiser, we’ve asked former Martlet staff to answer an important question: why do we need the Martlet? Well, first off, if we didn’t have the Martlet, what would Victorians do with all their stained brown loveseats? They need homes, too, you know, just like all the random students who… Read more »

David Leach: Martlet 70th Anniversary Article

As part of the Martlet 70 Fundraiser, we’ve asked former Martlet staff to answer an important question: why do we need the Martlet? Martlet 70th Anniversary Article By David Leach “Ask not what the Martlet can do for you, but what you can do for the Martlet…” That wasn’t exactly my philosophy when I began… Read more »

Gemma Karstens-Smith: Why do we need the Martlet?

As part of the Martlet 70 Fundraiser, we’ve asked former Martlet staff to answer an important question: why do we need the Martlet? I have the Martlet to thank for my career in journalism. It’s the place where I learned about crafting ledes, laying out pages, asking tough questions. It’s where I made friends who… Read more »

Lisa Helps: Why do we need the Martlet?

Why do we need the Martlet? Contrary to popular belief, newspapers are not dying. In the era of social media where there are so many messages swirling and where facts have become irrelevant, the role of journalism is more important than ever. And student journalism is a key part of this. I spent the year… Read more »

Ellen Saenger: Why do we need the Martlet?

As part of the Martlet 70 Fundraiser, we’ve asked former Martlet staff to answer an important question: why do we need the Martlet? Why do we need the Martlet? More than three decades after I had the privilege of contributing to the Martlet, student journalism is, perhaps more than ever, a vital part of our… Read more »

Jodie Thomson: Why do we need the Martlet?

As part of the Martlet 70 Fundraiser, we’ve asked former Martlet staff to answer an important question: why do we need the Martlet? I first came to the Martlet at the urging of a friend. I had an interest in Graphic Design and had been making zines and posters in my spare time – and… Read more »

It’s time to really protest, UVic

Students must get radical to stop ever-rising tuition fees With it being the Martlet’s 70th anniversary, we’ve been doing a lot of digging through archives. What’s remarkable is how similar our stories are to the stories we published 50 or 60 years ago. Stories about marches for accessible and inexpensive education, problematic frosh weeks, and… Read more »