Posts Categorized: Sports | Lifestyle

Your guide to all things playoff baseball

As September cools, we have the perfect suggestion for a midterm distraction: playoff baseball! There’s tons of excitement and camaraderie surrounding the post-season, and given the likelihood that the Jays will be in the playoffs, wouldn’t it be nice to be a part of that conversation? We know that getting into a new sport can… Read more »

Stories Without Borders: Part Three

In collaboration with the World University Service of Canada (WUSC), the Martlet presents Stories Without Borders, a feature telling the stories of students who have come to UVic through the Student Refugee Program (SRP). By sharing the stories of these students, we hope to dispel myths about newcomers and the newcomer experience. In the interest… Read more »

Tasty sips to get you through the rest of summer

As quickly as it began, #Summer2K16 is winding to a close. The evenings are long and warm, and Government Street is swarming with tourists. For those of us returning to classes in the fall, September is still a distant spot on the horizon, but a spot that is rapidly approaching nonetheless. But there’s no need… Read more »

Aces high: Soaring over Victoria in the Aluminum Overcast

In writing and editing for the Martlet, I come across stories of all sorts: a Vikes win here, interdepartmental squabbles there, stuff like that. But for the most part, things stay pretty grounded (despite our namesake’s inability to land properly). This made it all the more curious when we received a media invite from the… Read more »

I tried a bamboo toothbrush in the pursuit of sustainable consumerism

With a slew of sustainable products flooding our newsfeeds via crowdfunding campaign websites like Kickstarter, it’s difficult to tell what’s actually sustainable and what’s just trendy. I decided to try out one product called BamBrush, a biodegradable toothbrush made of bamboo developed by UVic business student Ryan Price and his friends — among them a second business… Read more »

UVic students start B.C.’s first blind soccer club

Some call it soccer, others call it football. No matter the name, soccer is played in over 200 countries and is the most watched sport in the world. At its most basic level, soccer only requires a ball and a single player to start—it’s one of the most accessible sports because of its language of… Read more »

Stories Without Borders: Part Two

In collaboration with the World University Service of Canada (WUSC), the Martlet presents Stories Without Borders, a new feature telling the stories of students who have come to UVic through the Student Refugee Program (SRP). By sharing the stories of these students, we hope to dispel myths about newcomers and the newcomer experience. In the… Read more »

My favourite brunch: Dim sum at Jade Fountain

Standing in line behind girls in Lululemons and guys with beards, plaid, and toques is practically a city-wide pastime most mornings for Victorians. Like most people, I don’t like lines and I don’t like mornings so I hardly ever get up early enough to stand in one. But if I’m going to get up early… Read more »