• 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.

How to use a search engine more effectively for research

Let’s face it: search engines have managed to push their way into our daily lives, and with a worldwide market share of around 84 per cent, Google is the most used and most successful of them all right now, followed by Yahoo. However, Google and search engines in general are not only used in daily… Read more »

Idle No More in Victoria

As the indigenous social movement Idle No More grows across Canada, people gathered in Victoria, B.C., on Saturday to demonstrate at the Coho Ferry Terminal in the Inner Harbour. http://storify.com/TheMartlet/idle-no-more-in-victoria

App your phone: Be your own boss

Produced by WorkBC, the Boss Yourself app (available for Android and iPhone) is designed to inspire and educate youth considering starting their own business. Even though Boss Yourself appears to target teenagers in, or about to finish, high school, I hoped the app would provide useful advice and inspiration for anyone who has a business idea…. Read more »

Newly elected Victoria MP Rankin goes to Ottawa

Murray Rankin, the newly elected New Democrat MP for Victoria, is off to Ottawa and he is working with government ministers and public service officials on post-secondary funding and environmental regulations. Rankin says he wants to create a series of initiatives with the NDP. These include addressing student debt and education funding, low income housing, the construction of… Read more »