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    Diversity in Academia

    UVic is winning diversity awards left, right, and centre — but what about the experiences of its faculty members? The Martlet takes a look.
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    Who is the whitest of them all? We should have a prize for that!

    Alana Sayers, a PhD candidate and expert in the colonizing influences of literature, explains why a 'cultural appropriation prize' is so damaging to Indigenous artists.
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    UVic’s most famous dropout

    There are plenty of university dropouts you won't have heard of — but Thomas Middleditch may be the exception to that. And yes — that's really him.
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    Learning how to learn to drive

    Writer Joshua Newton explains what it can be like to live with mental illness — as dangerous and frightening as driving a car you don't know how to control.
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    UVic Professor’s ‘garden Spicer’ goes viral

    Dr. Lisa Kadonaga wasn't expecting her Spicer cut-out to amuse anyone except her close friends. 90 000 shares on Facebook later (plus a few mentions in the New York Times and the Washington Post) and Kadonaga has become as internet famous as you can get.

The history is a lie

Big, dirty words like “lie” and “liberal” get thrown around all the time now. It’s a politically charged time, given the economic collapse of Europe and the shocking theft of Canada’s maple-syrup reserves. And the way that we remember all of this, the way we remember everything, is for the most part left to historians.

Royals split weekend matches with interior rival

You win some, you lose some. The glass is half full. Taking one game at a time. These clichés all apply to the weekend series the Victoria Royals played at home against provincial rival and number eight ranked Kamloops Blazers in WHL action.

Roaring start for Royals

The NHL lockout may leave local fans hungering for hockey action, but if the opening weekend of the Victoria Royals is any sign, the local Western Hockey League team will fill in just fine, thank you very much. The second-year team swept a weekend set of games against B.C. rivals the Vancouver Giants, looking much improved from last year’s squad.

Student opts for 20th-century approach to homework

For all of our automation and time-saving tech, how many of us feel rushed and harried, as if we have no time at all? With the advent of technology that allows a student to write a seven-page history essay in four hours the night before their assignment is due, are we really retaining the information from our classes, or are we merely jumping through hoops? Is the grade we get on that paper really going to reflect what we’ve learned?

Taking a puma for a promenade

In 2012, UVic Biology/Geography student Travis Muir went to Bolivia for five weeks to volunteer at an ecological reserve and rehabilitation centre that houses jaguars, pumas, ocelots and a variety of birds and monkeys.

Online crowd-funding no easy task

These days, there’s a lot of hype around online crowd-funding websites such as Indiegogo and Kickstarter, where creative types can solicit donations for various projects from people all over the world.