Posts By: Marshall Scott-Bigsby

Great Canadian Beer Festival flows back in to Victoria

Canada’s longest-running craft beer tasting festival is back Every year, Royal Athletic Park is filled to the brim with a mix of over 9000 locals and tourists visiting one of the most popular beer tasting events in Canada—The Great Canadian Beer Festival. If there’s something to be sure of, it’s that this festival (running on… Read more »

UVSS Board considering embezzling money to raise student awareness of union

“If it worked for the SFUO, why can’t it work for us?” Late last week, shocking allegations were levelled at members of the University of Ottawa’s student union (SFUO), as two university newspapers reported that both the SFUO president and executive director had transferred $20 000 of student union money into a private business account. The… Read more »

Elon Musk vows to tackle Canada–US relations

Canadian pop-art musician Grimes is expected to aid Musk in the coming discussions Elon Musk, the uncle of Peter Thiel, has gained something a cult following in the past few years due to the billionaire’s eccentricity and character resemblance to fictional superheroes. Musk has often been compared to a real-life Robert Downey Jr. — a comparison not… Read more »

Clam calamity

The Martlet reaches out to marine life in Victoria poisoned by SSRIs and other medications We have all heard the saying “happy as a clam,” but we could never really measure how happy mollusks were until high doses of antidepressants began showing up in their nervous system. According to the CRD, these clams have been… Read more »

Where are the missing UVSS votes?

A statistical breakdown of the latest UVSS election As the elected and acclaimed Envision candidates are readying themselves for a year in the public eye at the UVSS, we at the Martlet believe it necessary to review and evaluate a certain pertaining topic. Namely, in the 2018 UVSS election, there was a severe disparity between the… Read more »

Now I am become bees, destroyer of clock

Tick-tock, Jamie Cassels. Tick. Tock. Clearihue Clock was first installed in 1963, when the building was unveiled to the public. Nowadays, students might not notice the clock because they have one on their phone, laptop, or tablet, but the clock tower has stopped working. We contacted the university for their official answer. Ron Proulx, Executive… Read more »

The BC Ferries survival handbook

How to make the most of your hour-and-a-half boat ride It’s that time of year again — students are soon to find themselves soliciting services from an organization that every Vancouver Island uncle refers to as “a damn state monopoly.” No one likes the trips made to and from the mainland, and people who didn’t grow up on… Read more »

Baking with Bix: Foccacia Bread

An uninteresting and intermittent cooking column   Are you interested in making friends by implementing your half-assed baking ability? No? Too bad, because you’ll be making them one way or another when your friends-to-be detect the delectable scent of this focaccia bread. This recipe is written for inexperienced bakers, because any self-respecting professional baker wouldn’t… Read more »

The Rule of Three

Breaking down the Bigsby’s Martlet dynasty Jim Bigsby, my granddad, would describe his UVic education as a major in the Martlet with a minor in Economics and Political Science. And while his degree certificate may only make note of a double major in Economics and Political Science, him being the Managing Editor and subsequently the Martlet’s… Read more »