• Cannabusiness in YYJ

    On Oct. 17, Canada became the first G7 country to legalize recreational cannabis. In honour of the event, our issue this week was cannabis-themed, with the feature focusing on how Victoria is expected to handle the policy change.
  • Fox Glove at Rock the Shores

    The Martlet had the chance to speak with Victoria-based band Fox Glove during Rock the Shores this summer, where we spoke to them about their upcoming album.
  • UVic’s policy on smoking cannabis

    Cannabis is legal now. Does that mean you can smoke it anywhere, then? Not so fast. We've got the low-down on restrictions around campus for smoking the green stuff.
  • “A deeper rooted history”

    On Oct. 13, members of Songhees First Nation, with support from Parks Canada, held the first traditional pit cook at Fort Rodd Hill since the site’s designation as a fort for European settlers.
  • Meet the puffragettes

    From cultivating strains to marketing CBD-rich potions, Julia Veintrop and Ashley Abraham in the Victoria cannabis community understand that their role extends far beyond getting high: it’s a quest for gender parity, a vehicle for social justice, and an avenue for environmental and healthcare reform.

Electoral reform 101

The voting systems, explained   The upcoming B.C. referendum on electoral reform presents itself as a potentially major crossroads for politics in the province. Between Oct. 22 and Nov. 30, registered voters will be able to choose whether or not to stick with our current First Past the Post (FPTP) voting system or transfer to… Read more »

Two UVic students make bids for local office

Candidates Isabella Lee and Nathan Daisley hope to bring fresh perspectives to municipal politics This fall, a pair of UVic students are hoping to make the leap from the classroom to city council. Political Science major Nathan Daisley and Sociology major Isabella Lee are two candidates running in the Oct. 22 municipal race for the… Read more »

(In)Accessible Academia

The unexpected extra costs of post-secondary education and how one student is changing the game University students can all agree that tuition costs a lot, and that’s to be expected. But what most students aren’t prepared for is the exorbitant cost of textbooks. According to a 2017 article in Maclean’s, when it comes to average… Read more »

“Going big by going small”

The Tiny House Warrior movement comes to UVic Beginning Monday, Oct. 15, the lawn by Felicita’s Pub outside the Student Union Building (SUB) at UVic will become a temporary construction site for a tiny house on wheels. Led by a group known as the Tiny House Warriors (THWs), the home will go to helping Secwepemc… Read more »

Quorum briefly met, then lost, at UVSS Annual General Meeting

Finances and student engagement primary topics of conversation The University of Victoria Students’ Society (UVSS) Board of Directors held their Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday, Oct. 12. After briefly meeting quorum (113 students), it was quickly lost in just under five minutes as students left the room. As such, the majority of the agenda… Read more »

Winter is coming, but Fairfield isn’t ready for it yet

Fall Fairfield event makes use of good weather before it’s over             Victoria prides itself on its sense of community. Over the summer, it’s near impossible to go downtown on the weekend without happening upon some sort of festival, parade, or protest. But as the weather gets increasingly colder, community… Read more »

Astrocolor is coming to Victoria this Saturday night

The electronic music group spoke with the Martlet about live performances, recently-released album As distracted Millenials and Gen Z-ers, we are constantly searching for the newest, edgiest thing that will make us feel like we’re ahead of the game — and this includes music. Victoria-based band Astrocolor might just have the chilled-out, funky dance beats… Read more »

Your first UVic Senate meeting Tweetcap of the academic year

The UVic Senate may not be as exciting as the U.S. Senate, but at least they didn’t vote in favour of Kavanaugh Last Friday, while the eyes of the world were on a senate deliberating over the future of the United States Supreme Court, the University of Victoria Senate assembled for their first meeting of… Read more »

Protect What You Love

Southern Resident Killer Whale town hall speaks to the future of the Salish Sea “You saved my home,” said Joan Morris, a Lkwungen Elder. The gravity of these four words still weighs heavy on me in the weeks following the “Protect What You Love: Southern Resident Killer Whale” town hall. Held on Aug. 30 in… Read more »

Modelling and Medicine

How emerging model Colin Gallagher balances his modelling career with his dreams of going to med school The path of a modelling career is narrow, and especially for recent UVic Developmental Psychology graduate Colin Gallagher, whose careful curation of his busy schedule is the only way he remains active in the fashion industry. For many… Read more »