Posts By: Emily Fagan

It’s a Lang shot

Why Amazon in Langford makes no sense Amazon announced their intention to construct a second North American headquarters — dubbed HQ2 — in September, inciting an international frenzy of cities desperate to prove their exceptionalism. At time of writing, Amazon boasts it has received “238 proposals from cities and regions in 54 states, provinces, districts, and territories across North… Read more »

UVic panel debates how to battle fake news

Harvey Southam panel features six fine journalists “I look out here, and there must be 600, 700 000 people — at least!” joked David Leach, chair of the UVic writing department, to the crowd gathered on Nov. 7 for the 10th Harvey Southam panel. “If you hear anything different tomorrow, [it’s] fake news.” Although the crowd was considerably… Read more »

Diving under the surface of UVic’s submarine clubs

Despite being the newest and oldest engineering clubs at UVic, the Submarine Racing Club [SRC] and Autonomous Underwater Vehicle [AUVIC], UVic’s two submarine teams have less in common than you might think. Most students outside of engineering might be surprised to learn that there are two separate competitive submarine teams on campus, so here’s a… Read more »

Inside Victoria’s tunnels

Crouched in the darkness, you slosh through a murky stream as something rumbles overhead. You manage to shine your feeble flashlight on the cramped walls, and see something written in dripping red paint: call your mom more often. Welcome to the tunnels of Victoria. While there are extensive variations of urban myths surrounding Victoria’s historic… Read more »

UVic celebrates 200 years of American Sign Language

On Oct. 6, members and allies of the deaf community gathered in the Student Union Building for an afternoon celebrating the 200th anniversary of American Sign Language (ASL), organized by the Society For Students with a Disability (SSD). The event featured a talk on ASL and deaf history, an ASL immersion workshop, a panel on… Read more »

Lecture and panel discuss the power of street names

Even with benches borrowed from exhibits, the Legacy Art Gallery was standing room only on the evening of Sept. 14 for “The Urban Streetscape as Political Cosmos,” a free lecture followed by the panel, “The Politics of Street Naming in the City of Victoria.” The event drew students, historians, and community members together to challenge… Read more »

Nutrition, flavour, and other wonders to be found in residence meals

In light of recent events, the Martlet has found it pertinent to update previous statements regarding UVic’s Food Services. Reports now show campus food to not only be entirely reliable and safe for mass ingestion, but also just about the healthiest cuisine available on Vancouver Island. Vegetarian, pescetarian, and vegan options are overwhelming. Village Greens… Read more »

Bugs, mould, other horrors discovered in residence meals

Even before spotting the mangled fly peeking out from under the uncooked noodles of her green curry, Shae-Lynn Ouellette hadn’t been feeling well. “I was like ‘What is this . . . it must just be a peanut,’” Ouellette described. “It turns out it was a fly. It was all chopped up . . . That kinda spoiled my appetite.” Ouellette is one… Read more »