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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.

Fans like Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s goods

The first thing that struck me as Seattle hip-hop vet Macklemore took the stage on Sept. 21 was the new knowledge that the MC is apparently somewhat of a heartthrob with the ladies. The girls behind and beside me shrieked with delight as DJ Ryan Lewis brought out his counterpart, Macklemore, for what turned out to be a stellar set of indie hip-hop on the first day of Rifflandia 5 shows at Royal Athletic Park.

Expect to see Red at the Belfry

If you know anything about art, you’ve most likely seen or heard of painter Mark Rothko’s work: rectangular hues of colour that seem to vibrate when viewed up close.

The Mighty Spoon: Just throw it in a pan

Every so often I find myself in a grocery store, wandering the aisles in a state of complete dissociation. Up and down, through the meat and the produce aisles, trapped in a wide-eyed-and-hungry version of hell.