UVSS approves referendum questions at emergency meeting

At an emergency board meeting called for Jan. 15, the UVSS board approved three referendum questions for students to answer during the next UVSS election in March. Two of the questions address the UVSS Health Care plan. Students will choose if they are in favour of creating a tiered health care system, with a basic… Read more »

Top 5 Canadian albums of 2017

According to the host of CFUV’s “Beyond the 49th Parallel” Maybe it’s optimistic of me to think that anyone other than myself cares about personal year-end lists. But searching through year-end lists can be exciting and inspiring! It’s a chance to find new bands and artist who you maybe missed completely because exams and final… Read more »

5 underrated albums from 2017

Although 2017 was a huge year for new music, the scene has been largely overshadowed by releases from internationally acclaimed artists including Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, Jay-Z, and Taylor Swift. But what about the albums that haven’t been played nearly as much? Here are five underrated albums of 2017. Avishai Cohen — Cross My Palm With Silver Trumpet… Read more »

5 exciting technologies from 2017

It is difficult to narrow down the best technology releases in 2017 because of how much progress was made across many industries. However, here are five technologies that have the potential to personally impact our daily lives in 2018. Smart Home Tech Talking to your house is no longer science fiction after 2017 saw the… Read more »

The top 10 TV shows of 2017

A few weeks ago, a large poster screamed for my attention in bold font at Ryerson University’s career centre. It read: “This is your life. Do what you love, and do it often. If you don’t like something, change it. If you don’t like your job, quit. If you don’t have enough time, stop watching… Read more »

Is Northern Canada starving?

Canada’s lack of a National Food Policy unequally affects Indigenous communities Right now in Canada, an estimated four million Canadians are suffering from food insecurity — inadequate or insecure access to food caused by financial constraints. This condition affects approximately one out of every eight households. But what should be a pressing concern for this country is being… Read more »

Farewell from the editor’s desk

Of all of the pieces I have put off writing (still sorry about that, Myles), this is one I could procrastinate away forever. Because by the time this piece makes its way into the paper (or the website, if we can get it to work for just a little while), my time as co-Editor-in-Chief will… Read more »

The Martlet’s 5 hottest takes of 2017

Every year, white-hot opinion pieces are printed to figuratively burn holes through newspapers far and wide. This year, however — fueled by the numerous outlandish statements of U.S. President Donald Trump, the outbreak of sexual harassment allegations amongst celebrities, and a number of other controversial happenings — seemed an especially big year for scalding ‘hot-takes.’ Here are the Martlet’s… Read more »

White Lies

I’m tired of being disenfranchised. As a white cis male, I am deeply disturbed by advances in the field of equality. Whereas once our voices would be the only ones heard at rallies and meetings, now it seems as though we are having our capacity to comment torn from us. I can’t think why. I… Read more »

Jan. 8 UVSS Meeting Recap

At their first board meeting of the new year, the UVSS announced that they will be convening a week later on Jan. 15 for an emergency board meeting to formalize and vote on the health care referendum question — a question that will determine what, if any, health care system the UVSS will facilitate next year. In… Read more »