Stories

So you think you can afford a home in Victoria?

Our writer broke down how much it costs to live in Victoria — one of Canada’s most expensive cities — after graduation. The cost of living in Victoria is barely…

Caribbean Chronicles: facing anxiety and adventure head-on in Martinique

This trip to Martinique, an island just north of Venezuela, is my first time alone in a country where I'm not fluent in the language. “If you fail to plan,…

“You are not alone”: A UVic athlete’s journey with mental health in wake of a sexual assault

A UVic Athlete, Paige Thomson, was sexually assaulted at Sticky Wicket in August 2017. Since then, she has displayed resilience and bravery despite mental health challenges. By sharing her story,…

Glass half empty: the rise and fall of milk in B.C.

For years now, Statistics Canada has shown a decline in milk consumption across Canada. But this has not always been the case. It wasn’t long ago that milk reigned supreme…

Fort on Fire

                    In August 2018, the Shovel Lake fire threatened my hometown of Fort St. James, B.C. My town always felt removed…

Ring: Winner of the Martlet’s Summer Fiction Contest

Ring, by Marley Sterner: Fiction Winner of the Martlet’s Summer Writing Contest  Whenever my father wiped the kitchen counter, his wedding band scratched against the granite. I’d watched him clean…

The centre of innovation

The secret resource on campus helping UVic entrepreneurs go global It’s March 2018, and Quinn MacDonald, a recent University of Victoria graduate, admires the printed copies of Concrete Garden Magazine…

The hidden cost of avocados

Green gold bleeds red Avocado (aguacate) is increasingly referred to as oro verde — “green gold.” When I left Mexico City in 2011, you could buy a kilo of the allihgator pear…

Where are the missing UVSS votes?

A statistical breakdown of the latest UVSS election As the elected and acclaimed Envision candidates are readying themselves for a year in the public eye at the UVSS, we at the…