Posts By: Martlet Staff

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 »

David Karp: 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? The Martlet is one of the best learning experiences that UVic has. It’s not just journalism: it teaches self-confidence, how to question authority and how to communicate ideas. The paper’s corner of… Read more »

John Lutz: The Importance of 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? It’s not just a newspaper. Of the many reasons one might give for the vital importance of the Martlet: students’ need for knowledge and transparency about events and activities that affect them;… Read more »

Käthe Lemon: 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? 1) In this era of truthiness and #fakenews we need readers and writers who think critically about information — the Martlet produces both. 2) The media landscape is quicksand beneath our feet… Read more »

Kevin Underhill: Why do we need the Martlet?

The Martlet is an extremely valuable community newspaper in Victoria. Not only does it serve the students, staff and employees of the University, it shares UVic news in the greater Victoria area and keeps alumni up to date via the website/social media. I thoroughly enjoyed my three years volunteering and working in the Martlet Newsroom…. Read more »

Kim Balfour: Why do we need the Martlet?

It depends on who “we” are. As a Martlet co-editor, 30+ years ago, I learned valuable life lessons that serve me well today. Not the least: Ask lots of questions, don’t take ‘no comment’ for an answer, don’t bury the lead, fact checking is hard but retractions are worse, and shit happens when you miss… Read more »

Olenka Melnyk: My formative year at 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? When I walked into The Martlet office for the first time in the fall of 1970, I was bursting with idealism and fanciful notions about the glamour of journalism. I had no… Read more »

Sarah Petrescu: 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 walked into the cavernous SUB office of the Martlet newspaper in the summer of 2003 and spent the rest of my university undergrad there. The place was empty at the time… Read more »

Jamie Cassels: Why do we need the Martlet?

Journalistic integrity and a free press are pillars of democratic society. On a university campus, that important role is played by the student newspaper. At the University of Victoria, students have been informed by the Martlet and its earlier incarnations for the past 70 years. Indeed, the Martlet is older than UVic itself, to its… Read more »

Shandi Shiach: 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 was invited to join the Martlet by various emissaries to my first-year journalism and related courses, but it wasn’t until I began volunteer copyediting that I truly grasped the value our… Read more »