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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.

Why we need to stop ragging on Girls

Girls focuses on females, a group already largely under-represented in film and television. Large parts of each episode have no males at all (helping Girls pass the Bechdel Test). Still, to many critics, it’s not good enough.

Horse work before homework

Many horse-owning students sell their beloved animals when they make the decision to pursue post-secondary education. University is expensive and leaves little room in most students’ budgets to spend money on an animal that effectively eats every paycheque

LETTERS, JUNE 14, 2012

In defence of Quebec students All countries should be seeking to improve their education systems and to respond better to student concerns of having access to a higher quality of post-secondary schooling. Violence aside for a moment: will raising tuition fees help Quebec balance its budget? Possibly, although I don’t believe it has worked anywhere… Read more »