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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.

Rev. Marc Maron’s Gospel of Comedic Revelation

Marc Maron seems to be building a small comedic empire these days. The 48-year-old New Jersey native has released four stellar comedy albums to date and appeared on Late Night With Conan O’Brien more times than any other comedian.

Imagining a Mothers Against Drunk Driving music video

Does MADD acknowledge the dorky quality of its production? Certainly. But “Drink Responsibly,” like “Shots,” drops behind the veil of irony to convey its message — to be something different in order to be heard.
What has MADD dubbed the performers of their new song? FTW.

The fight of her life

Nearly 20 years ago, 42-year-old Sue Rodriguez fought in court for the right to a physician-assisted suicide. She lost.