• Orange Shirt Day

    The glow of brightly-coloured t-shirts worn by students, staff, and faculty at UVic on Friday, Sept. 28 demonstrated a dedication to listening to the truth of residential schools for Orange Shirt Day. A panel at the First Peoples House featured stories and artwork of survivors.
  • A Gr4ve encounter

    The Martlet had the chance to speak with Victoria-based musician and recent performer at Rifflandia Johnny Gr4ves.
  • This summer’s wildfire season

    This summer, during the worst fire season ever, the Shovel Lake fire threatened the town of Fort St. James, B.C. Read on for our writer's account of his tense experience protecting his hometown.
  • The pitfalls of Instatravel

    Bali’s waterfalls look better on Instagram than they do in person. On a recent trip to Bali, one writer was shocked by how much acquiring Instagram likes has influenced how we travel.
  • Swans Brewpub and Vikes Athletics join forces

    You can hold off on that blue and gold face paint for now, because Swans Brewery has created a brand new way for fans of sports (and beer) to support the UVic Vikes.

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 »