Journey to the murder capital of the world

The Martlet’s web editor, Liz McArthur, recently went on — and is still wrapping up — a trip to Honduras. She arrived halfway through a 10-day human rights observation mission. She joined about a dozen other people — mostly from the United States — in poll monitoring during the country’s primary elections on Nov. 18…. Read more »

Justin Trudeau and Paul Summerville visit UVic

On Nov. 21, a crowd filled the Vertigo room of UVic’s Student Union Building to hear Liberals Justin Trudeau and Paul Summerville speak. Trudeau answered students’ and community members’ questions about everything from Chinese investment in Canada (Trudeau says it’s a good thing, though he’s opposed to the Northern Gateway Pipeline) to whether the seal… Read more »

Reflections on pastimes from the Land of the Rising Sun

The Martlet visited the Japanese Cultural fair, held at the Esquimalt Rec Centre on Oct. 20, 2012, to take in a smorgasbord of cultural displays from the Land of the Rising Sun, including traditional dances, kendo, taiko drum performances and much more.

Green Party leader continues to raise concerns about trade deal with China

Since Sept. 9, Canada and China have had a Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA), which was signed by Chen Deming, China’s Minister of Commerce, and Ed Fast, Canada’s Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway. However, the agreement has not yet been ratified by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who, together… Read more »

UVic student to compete at World’s Toughest Mudder

Based on British Special Ops military training, Tough Mudder is anything but an easy race. The event, started in 2010, demands physical as well as mental strength, endurance and teamwork of the participants in the form of 16- to 19-kilometre obstacle courses. One of these Mudders is Lindsay Van Gyn, a UVic anthropology student and personal… Read more »

Eco Tip #3: Never buy wrapping paper again

I’ve made it a personal policy to never buy wrapping paper for gifts. Yes, I am one of those people who — if it’s pretty paper — will carefully unstick the tape while opening a gift, fold it nicely and set it aside. Annoying, right?