Posts Categorized: Culture

Mycelium is the bee’s knees

In a battle for survival, bees have a secret weapon — mushrooms Think about your last meal. You can thank the bees for about a third of it. Seriously, I’m not pollen your leg — 30 per cent of the world’s crops rely on cross-pollination from bees and other pollinators, and 90 per cent of… Read more »

Cannabis in Canada

A short history of our country’s drug control and its impacts     “Marihuana is that drug — a violent narcotic — an unspeakable scourge — The Real Public Enemy Number One! Its first effect is sudden violent, uncontrollable laughter; then come dangerous hallucinations — space expands, time slows down, almost stands still . …. Read more »

“The best party on campus”

Visual Arts is hosting their annual “spooky party” Halloni On Friday, Oct. 26, the Visual Arts Students Association is hosting their annual halloween party at UVic. With advance tickets selling for just $10 — and $12 at the door — Halloni is one of the least expensive formal halloween parties in Victoria (for example, Lucky… Read more »

A chat with Fox Glove

The UVic-based band grows in size, reach, and confidence with a new record due later this year A few hours before I spoke to Fox Glove, they kicked off Sunday at Rock the Shores on the mainstage as an eight-piece outfit with drums, guitars, and a string section. Just ten minutes before I spoke to… Read more »

Winter is coming, but Fairfield isn’t ready for it yet

Fall Fairfield event makes use of good weather before it’s over             Victoria prides itself on its sense of community. Over the summer, it’s near impossible to go downtown on the weekend without happening upon some sort of festival, parade, or protest. But as the weather gets increasingly colder, community… Read more »

Astrocolor is coming to Victoria this Saturday night

The electronic music group spoke with the Martlet about live performances, recently-released album As distracted Millenials and Gen Z-ers, we are constantly searching for the newest, edgiest thing that will make us feel like we’re ahead of the game — and this includes music. Victoria-based band Astrocolor might just have the chilled-out, funky dance beats… Read more »

Local non-profit organization sends inaugural yoga student to India

Rebecca Young is The Om Work Project’s first scholarship student to travel overseas and expand her yoga training Despite never having travelled in the air for longer than six hours, 18-year-old New Jersey native Rebecca Young may have to sign up for a frequent-flyer plan this fall as she travels to India with Victoria-based non-profit… Read more »

Swans Brewpub and Vikes Athletics join forces

Vikes Lager hits Victoria liquor stores and bar tops Oct. 5 You can hold off on that blue and gold face paint for now, because one local brewery has created a brand new way for fans of sports (and beer) to support the UVic Vikes. Come Oct. 5, the specially-crafted Vikes Lager will be available… Read more »

Don’t go chasing Instagram likes

  Bali’s waterfalls look better on Instagram than they do in person. These days, it’s starting to seem like social media and travel go hand in hand. While travelling to any landmark — be it the Eiffel Tower or the Grand Canyon — selfie sticks have become commonplace. Friends no longer say “bon voyage” to one another but rather… 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 »