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Inside Taelor Lay’s marathon for charity in Northern Italy

Victoria-based student running a solo marathon to raise money for charities in one of the areas hit hardest by COVID-19 Taelor Lay remembers the day her Northern Italian city went…
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On the front lines: Healthcare students deal with unique challenges during COVID-19

From new nurses being plunged into the respiratory wing fresh out of university to student pharmacists juggling personal wellbeing with professional obligations to public health,  healthcare-workers-in-training are dealing with unprecedented…

“This is not working”: Students coping with sexual assault, harassment allege lack of support from university

For two years, the Martlet has reported on the evolution of and response to UVic’s sexualized violence policy. Ahead of the policy's review, we took a look at some potential…

A paper for people on the fringes: Meet the Emily, UVic’s feminist newspaper from the 1980s

The Emily often printed art, poetry, reviews, lists of community resources, highlights from moments in history, and pieces on topical issues through a feminist, gender-focused lens. Some, like “The Emily’s…

“We are in freeze mode”: A closer look inside Italy under quarantine

Since the fight against COVID-19 has now become an international race against time, countries like Canada are observing Italy — the nation that first surpassed China in total deaths —…
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The tragedy at King George Terrace, and what’s happened since

This story deals with domestic violence and may be difficult for some to read. Even with greater awareness around sexualized violence following #MeToo, domestic violence remains a pressing issue. Changes…

The Artlet: A showcase of student art and poetry

The Martlet is revisiting a section from our paper in the 80’s that showcased student art and writing with the hopes of inspiring students to explore their creative sides. This…

Vulvodynia: Why a condition that affects one in six North American women is ignored, under-researched, and underfunded

Though vulvodynia, chronic pain affecting the vulvar area, affects one in six North American women at some point in their lives, it receives disproportionately low funding, publicity, and research. Some…

Why Kolin Sutherland-Wilson can’t stay quiet

UVic student’s week-long protest draws attention to movement against pipeline project in northwestern B.C. It’s 1997, and Art Wilson has work to do. Art usually finds himself in the background,…