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Political stories to watch in 2019

2019 could lead to political turnover across the country, these four races are why With the New Year comes new resolutions, and for many incumbent politicians across the country, one such resolution may be how to find a way to stay in power. A by-election on Jan. 30 has the chance to topple the B.C…. Read more »

Women’s March Victoria back for round three

Hundreds showed up to support intersectional feminism with a focus on Indigenous women’s rights Sunshine broke through the rain clouds on Saturday, Jan. 19, as a crowd gathered on the Legislative precinct for the third annual Women’s March. The procession was led by Indigenous women, transgender women, and other members of the LGBTQ2+ community. Although… Read more »

UVSS to donate $1 000 to Unist’ot’en Camp legal defense fund

Your Jan. 21 UVSS board meeting recap On Monday, Jan. 21, the University of Victoria Students’ Society (UVSS) Board of Directors met for the third Monday in a row to deliberate on the goings at the University of Victoria. Unlike the previous board meeting that lasted almost five hours (you can read our recap here),… Read more »

Big-wig reporters and ‘baby journos’ descended upon Calgary for NASH81

Just after New Year’s Day, five staff members from The Martlet made their way to Calgary to attend NASH81: Refine, the annual Canadian student journalism conference. This year, NASH was hosted by The Gauntlet, the University of Calgary’s student newspaper. The four-day conference saw hundreds of student journalists from across Canada come together to network… Read more »

Full schedule: affordable events to start off the new year

Back to school means back to work — but it also mean a whole host of events for students and the greater community of Victoria. Here’s a list of some free or low-cost events students can look forward to over the next few weeks of January.   Mental Health Awareness Week including a Showcase with Shane… Read more »