Posts By: Marshall Scott-Bigsby

This is the ONLY way to live in Victoria!

Local news staff discovers ways to cut down on rent that landlords will HATE! Everyone knows that the Victoria housing market is causing many aspiring and current residents to contemplate new and innovative ways to save funds and cut down on costs. Martlet staff are no exception to this, and have made the recent decision… Read more »

A Gr4ve encounter

Johnny Gr4ves on Victoria’s music scene, Rifflandia, and his upcoming EP The road to being a successful young musician is paved with nearly insurmountable obstacles. Underage performers have a difficult time playing in clubs and bars where reliable audiences can be found, and while the internet is a great way to get your name out… Read more »

Breaking: Campus food found to be abnormally good

“This is not what I ordered” One of the most important parts of owning and operating a restaurant is ensuring consistency and adherence to brand normalcy. In the same way that chain restaurants insist on having identical food served at restaurants in different provinces or countries, UVic Food Services hope that customers won’t be able… Read more »

A student’s guide to B.C. municipal elections

Municipal elections don’t happen every day, and since they aren’t frequent, a lot of current students may never have participated in one or, at the very least, could use a brief refresher. Here are a few answers to some of the questions you might have before you cast your ballot in the upcoming election, no… Read more »

Rainy Rifflandia Recap

Music lovers congregated to Royal Athletic Park for Rifflandia’s 11th year   Music has the ability to bring people together in ways that would otherwise never be possible. It’s easy to let go of your problems when you’re dancing in a crowd that spans from one side of a field to the other, to forget… Read more »

A freshperson’s UVic survival guide

Your all-in-one manual that’ll keep you savvy around seasoned UVicers Fresh off the Ferry? Attempting to satiate your parents’ shockingly high expectations by half-assing a social sciences degree? Gave up on your musical ambitions? However you came to UVic, it’s important to stay vigilant on campus. Here’s how to get by. Food Rabbits At first,… Read more »

Hit the brakes: Lisa Helps to change the default speed limits on neighbourhood streets

As part of her platform announced today, Mayoral candidate Lisa Helps has suggested reducing the standard speed limit to 30 km/h from the current 50 km/h On Friday, Sept. 7, Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps released the platform for her re-election bid, informing reporters gathered outside her campaign headquarters of her two primary platform commitments. The… Read more »

The men behind the pints

John Rowling and Gerry Hieter have been in the Victoria beer scene since there first was a Victoria beer scene   Beer has seen a serious makeover in the past few decades. From what was once mainly the beverage of choice for fraternity parties, it has become something that is recognized as having a terroir… Read more »

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 »