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Rise of resellers: A solution to fast fashion or taking away from those in need?

While many see thrifting as a sustainable approach to fashion, some advocates argue that thrifting and reselling are gentrifying thrift stores and taking clothes away from people in need.
Woman in a dark forest, photo by Sie Douglas-Fish.

“We’ve all got tired of fighting the system”: Charges dropped, no UVic investigations for students’ sexual assault cases

This story contains discussion of sexualized violence, including physical abuse and sexual assault. She met him in a typical way. They matched on a dating app, the sparks fizzled, and…
Graphic of melting legislature building in Victoria. Graphic by Sie Douglas-Fish.

Escaping the heat without housing: How Victoria’s unhoused fared in the heat dome

Ross Turchyn woke up to see his thermometer reading at 29°C. It was late June, around 7 a.m. The sun had not yet reached his tent.
A doctor speaking to a patient. Graphic by Sie Douglas-Fish.

“It’ll get worse before it gets better”: The overdose crisis in 2021

Dave Keebler is a father, a son, a mentor, and an educator. He is also an ex-heroin addict. Keebler spends his days working for SOLID Outreach in Victoria, assisting drug…
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Meet your federal election candidates and the parties they represent

With the 2021 election on the horizon, the Martlet spoke to the candidates for the Victoria and Saanich—Gulf Islands areas. We asked candidates what made them run, what their priorities…
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In the language of our ancestors

The Southern Michif class I attended through Zoom this summer was part of the Métis Nation Greater Victoria’s language program. The program began three years ago when their former president…
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Repatriation and racism at the Royal BC Museum

“To the community, via the museum, we’re appointed to caretake these treasures on behalf of o

UVic’s year of COVID-19

How the university responded to the pandemic For the majority of the 2020-2021 academic year, the UVic campus was essentially deserted — slackliners were absent from the quad, there was…
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Hermann’s Jazz Club still swinging after 40 years

A brief history of the downtown venue from 1981 to 2021 Forty years after founder Hermann Nieweler’s original vision, Hermann’s Jazz Club is still surviving as live music venues shut…
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What makes an A? Grading patterns vary widely across campus

Grading at UVic differs between departments, making comparison for scholarships and grad school difficult Since 2012, close to 45 per cent of course grades at UVic have been an A-…