Who will be the free-enterprise cheerleader?

Your guide to the B.C. Liberal leadership race The B.C. Liberal party — who prior to the last election had been preparing for another decade in government — are now leaderless. Former premier Christy Clark stepped down when she lost the confidence of the house, elevating the NDP into government and triggering a leadership race for the B.C. Liberals…. Read more »

Clarifying our climate reality

Thinking ahead, not beyond If you’re an active citizen, chances are you’ve had one or two conversations concerning climate change. Considering you’re reading this in a university newspaper, it’s likely that  you’ve been engaged in, or even maybe led, these conversations. When discussing climate change, at some point there will inevitably be a drive to… Read more »

CARSA dress code story draws mixed reactions

A Martlet article about a stricter dress code at CARSA has inspired lively and mixed responses on social media. News outlets like the Times Colonist, the Vancouver Sun, and CBC Victoria all reported the story of Luiza, a UVic alumna who was asked to change out of her shorts as they were deemed to violate… Read more »

Victoria Festival of Authors returns for second year

The Victoria Festival of Authors will bring together writers and readers together during its second annual festival. The festival, celebrating local and national authors, runs for five days from Sept. 27 to Oct. 1, and will be hosted at various locations in the downtown area — including the Victoria Public Library and the gallery of the Vancouver Island… Read more »

The second coming of Mike Delamont’s Scottish Drag Queen deity

God is coming to the University of Victoria . . . kind of. On September 16, the Farquhar Auditorium will host the world premiere of Mike Delamont’s God Is A Scottish Drag Queen: The Second Coming. The two-act production is the latest in the the GIASDQ series, which debuted in 2012 and has gone on to earn critical acclaim… Read more »

UVic goes local with Sitka collaboration

UVic now selling branded logo on Sitka material The UVic bookstore has begun selling clothing made with materials and logos provided by Sitka, a local clothing company founded by two university alumni. People visiting the bookstore can buy sweatshirts and t-shirts adorned with the trademark Sitka tree and made with the local materials that are… Read more »

Fringe 2017: What to Take Up With Daddy Issues

In the spirit of honestly reviewing Daddy Issues, I should get one thing off my chest: I’m not a Fringe-ie. I would probably squint in confusion if someone asked me if I’d seen a Fringe show yet, were it not for the combination of my persistently critical and curious eyeballs and the often bizarre and… Read more »

Fringe 2017: UVic alumni and students bring the internet to life

“Lolcow: (lol-kaʊ), n. person whose foolish behavior can be ‘milked’ for amusement.” So starts lolcow, a multimedia cross-genre play featuring Pascal Lamothe-Kipnes as Sheena, a young woman navigating strained relationships with her video game-reviewer boyfriend and online bullies, or trolls, obsessed with picking apart her digital behaviour and identity. Written by Robbie Huebner, directed by… Read more »