Posts By: Martlet Staff

Porn is a job too

University and college cost thousands of dollars, and education is expected as a rite of passage for young people in our society. When there’s no financial support from family, and supporting oneself financially becomes difficult throughout school, things can look bleak. One student at Duke University in North Carolina, known as Belle Knox, willingly took… Read more »

The future of news

Pooh-poohing the prospects of journalism is fashionable these days. Newspapers are collapsing by the dozens. Those that don’t simply disappear are snapped up by self-described philanthropists such as the Washington Post’s purchase by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. In Canada, our top papers face troubling times, unable to gain significant traction, or profit, from online presence…. Read more »

Director-at-large candidates 2014

There are 11 director-at-large positions available on the UVSS Board of Directors. They are volunteer positions. Directors-at-large are responsible for aiding executive directors, scrutinizing executive director activities, as well as coordinating and implementing all levels of campaigns concerning education defense. In addition, they must participate in at least two committees of the student society. Below are… Read more »

Director of events candidate 2014: Ian Kopp

Ian Kopp is the Link UVic candidate for director of events. He is one of three candidates running for this position. Voting for this election opens March 5, 2014. What area do you study? I’m a double major in geography and environmental studies. Fourth year. Sum up ­­­Ian Kopp in one sentence. I’m heavily involved… Read more »

Director of external relations candidate 2014: Greg Atkinson

Greg Atkinson is the director of external relations candidate for Link UVic. He is one of two candidates running for this position. Voting for this election opens March 5, 2014. What is your area of study at UVic? I study political science and environmental studies and I’m in my third year. What made you want… Read more »

Director of external relations candidate 2014: Roy Nam

Roy Nam is the director of external relations candidate for Vision UVic. He is one of two candidates running for this position. Voting for this election opens March 5, 2014. What is your area of study at UVic? I’m studying economics and philosophy. I’m a fourth year student. What made you want to run for… Read more »

Director of student affairs candidate 2014: Kaylee Szakacs

Kaylee Szakacs is the Vision UVic candidate for director of student affairs. She is one of two candidates running for this position. Voting for this election opens March 5, 2014. What area do you study at UVic? I study psychology in the faculty of social sciences—specifically with a focus on infant, child, and adolescence and… Read more »

Director of student affairs candidate: Alison Root

Alison Root is the Link UVic candidate for director of student affairs. She is one of two candidates running for this position. Voting for this election opens March 5, 2014 What area do you study at UVic? I’m in linguistics and social justice studies. Why did you choose to run for this position? I’m really… Read more »

Director of finance and operations candidate 2014: Anas Cheema

Anas Cheema is the Vision UVic candidate for director of finance and operations. He is the only candidate running for this position. Voting for this election opens March 5, 2014. What is your area of study at UVic? I’m majoring in economics and finance. Are there any other clubs or organizations that you’re affiliated with?… Read more »

UVSS election 2014: candidate directory

The time of year has come again for UVic students to select who they wish to represent them on the UVic Students’ Society (UVSS) board of directors. The UVSS draft budget for 2013-14 estimated $2 486 534 in revenue from membership fees and the 2012-13 audit reported $2 502 512 collected from students, according to UVSS financial documents. In… Read more »