Posts Categorized: Opinions

Intellectual musings on the walls

“What is your favourite part of UVic?” I have been asked this question countless times. While one answer has always popped into my head straight away, I have always been too afraid of being persecuted as an unappreciative student to say it. A university is supposed to simply be a learning institution, and I’ve never… Read more »

Can the disadvantaged all just get along?

In July 1995, the Martlet reported that a UVic student had filed a harassment complaint against the university over an exercise that the socially conservative Alberta Report magazine called a “lesbian conversion.” The exercise? For women to pair up and walk hand-in-hand around campus in order to observe and later analyze homophobia. But for one student, it was too much.

Editorial: Harper trades away Canadian rights

Man, isn’t democracy great? It’s so nice to be able to elect a prime minister who can take care of all that confusing policy and just manage the country for us. There’s no need to pay any attention to new trade agreements or anything boring like that. In Harper we trust, right?

Growing Pains: Money: no substitute for freedom

I got fired this summer. It was awful. There’s no feeling quite like that shocking, sinking pit that opens up in your stomach, the frantic worry about how you’ll support yourself, the incessant self-interrogation about whether you really deserved to be fired, and what you might’ve done wrong.

Will work for money

Looking for a job sucks. I’m not the first person to complain about this. Even once you’ve finally found something somewhat close to what you’re looking for, the dreaded online application process can be even worse.