Lisa Helps: Why do we need the Martlet?

Why do we need the Martlet? Contrary to popular belief, newspapers are not dying. In the era of social media where there are so many messages swirling and where facts have become irrelevant, the role of journalism is more important than ever. And student journalism is a key part of this. I spent the year… Read more »

Ellen Saenger: Why do we need the Martlet?

As part of the Martlet 70 Fundraiser, we’ve asked former Martlet staff to answer an important question: why do we need the Martlet? Why do we need the Martlet? More than three decades after I had the privilege of contributing to the Martlet, student journalism is, perhaps more than ever, a vital part of our… Read more »

Canada’s gun control problem

As I’m writing this, there are marches in the United States for better gun control in the wake of another school shooting. There were even some in Canada in order to show solidarity for our neighbours down south. It’s no surprise that when it comes to the U.S., their own problems can overshadow ours. But… Read more »

Jodie Thomson: Why do we need the Martlet?

As part of the Martlet 70 Fundraiser, we’ve asked former Martlet staff to answer an important question: why do we need the Martlet? I first came to the Martlet at the urging of a friend. I had an interest in Graphic Design and had been making zines and posters in my spare time – and… Read more »

It’s time to really protest, UVic

Students must get radical to stop ever-rising tuition fees With it being the Martlet’s 70th anniversary, we’ve been doing a lot of digging through archives. What’s remarkable is how similar our stories are to the stories we published 50 or 60 years ago. Stories about marches for accessible and inexpensive education, problematic frosh weeks, and… Read more »

David Karp: Why do we need the Martlet?

As part of the Martlet 70 Fundraiser, we’ve asked former Martlet staff to answer an important question: why do we need the Martlet? The Martlet is one of the best learning experiences that UVic has. It’s not just journalism: it teaches self-confidence, how to question authority and how to communicate ideas. The paper’s corner of… Read more »

John Lutz: The Importance of the Martlet

As part of the Martlet 70 Fundraiser, we’ve asked former Martlet staff to answer an important question: why do we need the Martlet? It’s not just a newspaper. Of the many reasons one might give for the vital importance of the Martlet: students’ need for knowledge and transparency about events and activities that affect them;… Read more »

Käthe Lemon: Why do we need the Martlet?

As part of the Martlet 70 Fundraiser, we’ve asked former Martlet staff to answer an important question: why do we need the Martlet? 1) In this era of truthiness and #fakenews we need readers and writers who think critically about information — the Martlet produces both. 2) The media landscape is quicksand beneath our feet… Read more »

Why are there so many Albertans at UVic?

It’s a situation we’ve all been in. You’re out with some new University of Victoria friends, getting some drinks, and learning about these people you’re really excited to get to know. “Where are you from?” you ask, taking a drink of Hoyne Dark Matter because you’re an unabashed and unoriginal West Coaster. “Calgary,” says the… Read more »

New writing prof brings international journalism experience to UVic

Deborah Campbell is no stranger to new adventures. From uncovering stories in Egypt, Iran, and Russia, to working undercover in Syria, Campbell brings a wealth of knowledge to her newest adventure as the UVic Creative Writing Department’s new assistant professor of creative nonfiction in September 2018 and Director of the Professional Writing program in January… Read more »