Posts Categorized: Sports | Lifestyle

Breaking down the baseball heartbreak

The Blue Jays’ early season struggles Along with many UVic students, I spend winter waiting for classes to wind down, sunshine to arrive, and the Toronto Blue Jays’ regular season to start. While there has been a nearly two-decade black hole of miserable baseball in Toronto, the past number of years have been an exciting,… Read more »

Three ways to spend your summer in Victoria

Summer is definitely the best season in Victoria, if only because it rains slightly less than usual. Many UVic students will be heading home while school is not in session, but, if you’re lucky enough to be sticking around, here are three things that you should probably check out. Music festivals With the postponement of… Read more »

Tax tips for the financially challenged student

Cherry blossom trees have begun popping up on Instagram feeds again, which can only mean one thing: tax season is here. For a lot of students, this might involve the simple task of forking over the income slips from your minimum-wage summer job to your parents or math-inclined uncle. But for those of you who… Read more »

Three departing Vikes reflect on their time on the court

It wasn’t too difficult to find a time to meet with Vikes basketball trio Jenna Bugiardini, Nicole Karstein, and Jenna Krug. With their final season of university basketball having come to an end a few weeks ago, the three fifth-years were beginning to realize just how much free time they had on their hands. “It… Read more »

How to change the world (without making it worse): Four tips for ethical voluntourism

At first glance, simultaneously travelling and volunteering seems like a no-brainer. After all, it promises personal growth, unforgettable adventure, and the chance to snap some killer profile pictures — all while making the planet a better place. Who wouldn’t want to do a little voluntourism this summer? But before you strap on your backpack and go change… Read more »

Stories Without Borders: Part Four

The Martlet is excited to announce the return of Stories Without Borders. We’ll be collaborating with the World University Service of Canada (WUSC) to tell the stories of students who have come to UVic through the Student Refugee Program, and by sharing the stories of these students, we hope to dispel myths about newcomers and… Read more »

The CFL is a unique and tight-knit community. Let’s treasure it.

A true David and Goliath story always warms the hearts of audiences. So why does the less popular Canadian Football League struggle to succeed against the American National Football League in its own country? The 2016 Canadian Football League’s (CFL) championship game, the Grey Cup, attracted an average audience of 3.9 million viewers in Canada…. Read more »

Olympic dreams put on full display at CARSA

The athletes who filed into CARSA’s gym on the morning of Sunday, Feb. 19, differed in gender, height, size, and age, but they all had one unifying trait—they dreamt about becoming Olympians. “For me,” says Avalon Wasteneys, one of those athletes, “that was always the goal.” The RBC Training Ground program is a joint initiative… Read more »