The Martlet’s 2018 News Headlines

There are few outside of the inner Martlet circles that are aware of this, but the Martlet has every article pre-written by a discount psychic. They then publish them over the course of the year when the corresponding topic becomes relevant. While everyone already knows that the Martlet doesn’t have any journalistic integrity, the use… Read more »

Emergency kit essentials

Victorians were given a harsh wake-up call in the early hours of Jan. 23. After a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska and a tsunami warning followed, residents were reminded that we live in a dangerous part of the world when it comes to natural disasters. VicAlert — the City of Victoria’s emergency notification… Read more »

Could running and writing be the next great combination?

Peanut butter and jelly, macaroni and cheese, Batman and Robin: such classic duos that you or I can’t imagine one without the other. But, running and writing? Normally, I wouldn’t have thought those two worked so well together. That is, until I raised my hand in Writing 215, Introduction to Journalism, last semester. I had… Read more »

Where Canada stands on nuclear weapons

On Jan. 25, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Doomsday Clock moved ahead thirty seconds to two minutes to midnight: the closest humanity has been to extinction, by this measure, since 1953. The change is due to the worsening of the two main threats to human survival — nuclear war and climate change. While the world shudders… Read more »

The Martlet’s 2018 sex survey

Are you curious about the sexual activities and attitudes of your fellow UVic students and staff? We certainly are. And why not? It’s 2018. Sex is the one of the most often thought about (and least discussed) topics on campus, so let’s not beat around the bush. Please answer the following questions — only those you wish… Read more »

Getting down in a good way

A review of Distant Grand’s Fascination EP The EP Fascination by Victoria’s dreamy new duo Distant Grand is a sensuous hip-swaying and heart-breaking treat. The smooth vocal harmonies, sweeping synth, and rhythmic guitar provide the right amount of melancholy for lonely nights and plenty of sultry funk for crowds of two or more. At times… Read more »

The Martlet’s guide to the Victoria Film Festival

In a few short weeks, Victoria will once again be hosting the annual Victoria Film Festival, where theatres and venues around the city screen independent films that are generally not widely distributed. The festival runs from Feb. 2–11 and also features a number of other events. If you’re in the Bay Centre, check out the… Read more »

Decontrustructing UVic’s 65.9 per cent graduation rate

The stories behind the latest not-so-satisfying university statistic   Homesickness. Depression. Missing one’s partner. A better program elsewhere. All are valid reasons to leave a university, but none are apparent through statistics alone. According to a study published by Maclean’s this month, UVic has a 65.9 per cent graduation rate. This percentage is calculated based… Read more »

Don’t text in class

It’s that time of year again: you stand in the bookstore line for half an hour, look away as the three digit total you owe pops up on the screen, and transfer over several months’ worth of grocery money for a pile of paper thicker than any tree trunk on campus. Soon, it will be… Read more »