Idle No More comes to UVic

The Martlet was there to cover the Idle No More Rally at UVic on the afternoon of Jan. 10, which took place at the bus loop. With the buses temporarily re-routed from the loop, protesters, supporters and onlookers took in the speeches, drum and dance performances of the two-hour rally. The Martlet also spoke with… Read more »

Achievable New Year’s resolutions

Stop stealing neighbour’s Wi-Fi. Work out daily for like a week and a half. Stop talking on the second floor of the library. Use the less familiar of the Student Union Building’s gender-inclusive washrooms. Use fewer toilet paper squares. Brush tongue before bed. Resist using roommate’s milk — except maybe for cereal. And coffee. Refuse… Read more »

TransLink to slap toll on Jeff Bridges

BURNABY (CUP HUMOUR) — Despite taking heat over increasing tolls on major Lower Mainland roads in the fall of 2012, transportation giant TransLink has said that it is planning to toll even more bridges this year. In a plan sure to spark controversy, TransLink’s board of directors has revealed that they plan to place new… Read more »

Liquid Diet: Mama . . . what?

On a recent trip to the Dominican Republic, I discovered the country’s national drink is called mamajuana. Yes, it sounds just like that — “mama wanna.” Now, I know what you’re thinking, because I thought the same thing: the Spanish pronunciation sounds oddly sexual to the English-honed ear. Something about the wanna, maybe. Turns out,… Read more »