Posts Categorized: Sports | Lifestyle

Top 10 sports stories of 2018

From Golden State winning the NBA title (again) to the Vegas Golden Knights getting to the Stanley Cup final, 2018 saw underdogs flourish and favourites dominate Last year I said 2017 was a “memorable year in sports,” despite the fact that my beloved Chicago Cubs did not win the World Series. And after another year… Read more »

Six sports, two competitors, one legendary contest

The Legends Cup: UBC vs. UVic Since UVic’s early days as Victoria College, a deep rivalry has existed between the Vikes and UBC’s Thunderbirds. Before UVic became an independent institution in 1963, the school was a Western affiliate of McGill University. In fact, both UVic and UBC were once affiliated with McGill. But the common… Read more »

A very merry, eco-friendly Christmas

10 tips for creating less waste this holiday season The season of giving is upon us! On the flip side, it’s also the season of creating waste. Tired of contributing to the cycle? Here are The Martlet’s top 10 tips for a more sustainable holiday season.   1. Give less packaging When choosing a gift… Read more »

Giving back without breaking the bank

The holidays are a time for giving, but that can be tricky on a student budget There is a tangible buzz of love, appreciation, and gratitude that comes from giving a gift to a child or a meal to a family. The holidays are a time to practice kindness, and that should be celebrated. The… Read more »

Get thrifty with it

A non-exhaustive list of some of Victoria’s thrift stores for the sustainable shopper As Millennial and Gen-Z university students, we know that thrifting is the best way to get that Urban Outfitters, vintage aesthetic without paying a semester’s tuition, your right arm, and your firstborn. Buying second-hand is also more sustainable; it’s a great way… Read more »

In it to WIN it

Local non-profit Women in Need is helping women in Victoria in a variety of areas “There is a change coming in the lives of girls and women. But it is up to us to make it come.” -Alice Munro Need an inexpensive but brand-new Crooks and Castles jacket? A cityscape patterned vintage tie? Maybe a… Read more »

How to kick those Winter Blues to the curb

Tips and tricks for staying on top of your mental health this season As the sun sets, I glance over at the clock to see it is only 4:23 p.m. I sigh and lean over my laptop to type away at yet another final research paper. The season of dark days and cold nights is… Read more »

Brooms, bludgers, and bruises

The 'snitch' tackles a UBC player in the Semi-Final match. Photo by Devon Bidal, Senior Staff Writer.

UVic hosts the 2018 Western Regional Quidditch Championships Quidditch, a game from the Harry Potter series, was brought to life on the artificial turf fields outside CARSA this weekend. A crisp fall wind bit at the cheeks of the athletes as they whipped around the pitch straddling their brooms, competing for gold at the 2018… Read more »

The army reserves want YOU!

(And you might want them, too) Master Corporals Owen Seginson and Brendan Morton of 39 Service Battalion arrived outside the Student Union Building on Sept. 28 with a Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) and their recruitment faces on. Their goal: to inform students about the opportunities available to them in the Canadian Army Reserve Force…. Read more »