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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.

Camper van art project stands on its own legs

Sitting in the Fine Arts quad, waiting for my interviewee to arrive, I watched the confused faces of onlookers walking past the camper van seemingly dropped from the sky out of nowhere in front of the Visual Arts building. I didn’t blame them — not many of us are used to seeing vehicles in the middle of… Read more »

MLA candidates contest and concur at Q&A

Speaking to a modest crowd, eight prospective MLAs spoke at a Q&A session at the Vic Theatre on April 29. The candidates answered questions on issues facing youth in Victoria, the amiability and agreeance among the candidates made for entertaining sound bites, but no major difference in opinions or viewpoints. .@cormacfobrien Vancouver Island Party's Richard… Read more »

The personal becomes ‘Colossal’ in genre-bending monster film

  Colossal, directed and written by Nacho Vigalondo (Extraterrestrial, Timecrimes), is the story of Gloria (Anne Hathaway), an unemployed writer who is kicked out of the New York apartment she shares with her boyfriend (Dan Stevens) when her struggles with alcoholism become too much to handle. Gloria returns to the town where she grew up… Read more »

Nutrition, flavour, and other wonders to be found in residence meals

In light of recent events, the Martlet has found it pertinent to update previous statements regarding UVic’s Food Services. Reports now show campus food to not only be entirely reliable and safe for mass ingestion, but also just about the healthiest cuisine available on Vancouver Island. Vegetarian, pescetarian, and vegan options are overwhelming. Village Greens… Read more »

So long to all my haters: A letter from the outgoing EiC

And so it goes, another year has come and gone. With that, volume 69 of the Martlet has drawn to a close, and after three volumes, I’m moving on to new endeavours and passing over the reins of this venerable institution for its next volume. In previous years, the outgoing EiC has taken the last… Read more »

A concerned citizen for fair elections in B.C.

Lobby group ads are purposefully misleading On April 11, the Chief Electoral Officer and Lieutenant-Governor officially called the B.C. provincial election, marking the start of the campaign period — and with it, the authorization of official party advertisements. Both the B.C. Liberals and the B.C. NDP have shown there will be no mercy when it comes to… Read more »