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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.

What space travel could do for the minds of the masses

I recently read an article on dailygalaxy.com (“Space Euphoria: Do our brains change when we travel in outer space?”) that revealed a significant number of astronauts who have travelled into outer space have experienced what could be called a “spiritual awakening.”

Growing pains: There’s no shame in shame

Our generation flails around a lot trying to figure out who we should be. One of the reasons we do this is because of that line we were told as kids about being an individual. We’re told not to be ashamed of who we are, and that we all have value.

Gotye gets it right at Orpheum gig

Quickly moving onto the next song, we all joined in as the female vocals in the much-overplayed-yet-still-amazing-when-you-are-experiencing-it-live single “Somebody That I Used to Know.”