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U of Thrift: UVic students on finding their second-hand style

Fast fashion is no match for one-of-a-kind thrift finds and new local thrift stores are opening to meet the demand When I met with Dana Johnson, she instantly introduced me…
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Affirming, reevaluating, and reimagining gender performance and identity in the time of COVID-19

Here we share six stories of people who have thought about their gender in different ways through COVID-19 and explore what gender means to them.
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Online and overwhelmed: Students, instructors share mental health, accessibility, and workload concerns

Last March, UVic moved to online classes. Students have raised concerns around mental health, workloads, and accessibility.
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The Tavern of the Damned: Logan’s Pub closes down after 23 years

In tribute and memorial to Logan’s, the Martlet talked to three people who knew the venue the best to capture some nostalgia for those who used to frequent the Tavern…
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Documenting resilience: Three local filmmakers document the struggles of homelessness and trauma

Three individuals are telling the stories of Victoria’s street community, as well as their own, in a mutual healing process
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Inside UVic’s investigations of Vikes rowing coach Barney Williams, and the 60 alumni calls to re-conduct them

Williams is still coaching, despite at least 17 known allegations, a pending lawsuit from a former Vikes athlete, and an alumni letter calling for more action from UVic By spring…
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Behind the Barrier: racialized students in the province face tiered access to health care services

When Chihiro Asami felt a sore throat coming on, a possible COVID-19 diagnosis wasn’t her only worry. She was working at a local cafe when her manager suggested she talk…
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Pandemic forcing UVic students to grapple with uncertain housing situations

Personal decisions, changing rental markets impacting how students secure roofs over their heads this fall amid COVID-19  On a mid-March morning, after the COVID-19 pandemic hit and UVic officially moved…

“It’s not a welcoming space for us”: BIPOC students speak to their experiences on a mostly white campus

From the UVSS to the BoG and every level in between, students say BIPOC representation is needed If you’re a student at UVic, chances are high that most of your…