On a frigid winter night, Sam Anderson trekked across the University of Victoria campus, headed for the blazing lights igniting the black sky. Approaching the labyrinth of interlocking athletic fields—a Rubik’s cube configuration of freshly mowed lawn, menacing goal posts, and end zones—the constant scuffing sound of cleat against turf rumbled though the wind, interrupted by… Read more »
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I drew a hockey rink in my notebook. Underneath, on the same dotted lines that fifth-graders practice on, I described the play: “Naslund to Mo’, back to Naslund—he scores! The Canuck captain buries the wrist shot off the iron and in.” It felt organic. It felt right. I could see the play as I described… Read more »
I stood there, straddling the white line that separated shoulder from highway, wondering whether I actually wanted to do this. The cloud cover broke and allowed the April sun to warm me from above. I closed my eyes, lifted my face toward the heat, and let that warmth soothe my doubt. The air smelled of… Read more »
We asked people to submit their best travel photos—to tell the story behind their snaps. Here, they share details about the “bigger picture,” and why sometimes, travel is about more than just the destination. First place: Alison Root Hanya Prymak, holding a key in the village of Koshylivsti located in Ternopil Oblast, a province… Read more »
This is Part V in a five-part Martlet investigative series exploring the economic, socio-political, and environmental impacts of the B.C. government’s decision to pursue Liquid Natural Gas initiatives. This instalment is a cursory summary of the previous four instalments and a look at the potential future of the B.C. LNG industry.
VIDEO — On Dec. 4, 2013, members of the UVic community gathered in the Michèle Pujol Room to observe the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
This is Part IV in a five-part Martlet investigative series exploring the economic, socio-political, and environmental impacts of the B.C. government’s decision to pursue Liquid Natural Gas initiatives. This instalment focuses on aboriginal engagement with and resistance to LNG development.
Where I’m Coming From I’m not sure if where I’m coming from makes me the best person to write this piece. As a white male of privilege, what do I know of violence? What can I share about hate? And about discrimination? I come to you, not as an authority, but as a man hoping… Read more »
The Itch It started small; a spattering of circular bumps on my right breast. I assumed they were mosquito bites—it was summer in Yellowknife, a time when mosquitos infest the city. Bites were unavoidable, the bugs always managing to get you in the most uncomfortable places—in your middle back right where you can’t reach, or… Read more »
This is Part III in a five-part Martlet investigative series exploring the economic, socio-political, and environmental impacts of the B.C. government’s decision to pursue Liquefied Natural Gas initiatives. This instalment focuses on examining environmental considerations around the issue.