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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.

Fringe show laughs away inhibitions

Slut (R)evolution (no one gets there overnight), a follow-up to Cameryn Moore’s Phone Whore from last year’s Victoria Fringe Festival, is a fun and fascinating look at the more uninhibited side of life.

Campus Kick-Off is coming

The Martlet catches up with University of Victoria Students’ Union Director of Events Lewis Rhodes to hear what’s in store for Campus Kick-off from Sept. 2-8. For more information, click here.

Little Lady charms, baffles

Fringe play by Cirque du Soleil performer shows she’s got acting chops — but what’s the story?

Fringe: Hello, My Name is Matthew Payne

Everyone’s typed their name into Google to see what pops up. Matthew Payne has taken it a step further by contacting the other Matthew Paynes and recording the conversations in his quest to contact as many as possible.