Editorials

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The danger of misinformation in the era of social media news

When social media first spread its wings, there was a feeling of optimism that the people had finally found their voice. Now, with the war in Ukraine, we are seeing…
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FOI bill creates barriers for student journalists

Government accountability, freedom to information, and freedom of the press are just some of the hallmarks of a healthy and functional democracy. B.C.’s now-passed Bill 22 hampers these freedoms and…

Introducing our climate issue: why we’re committed to good climate coverage

To act as an agent of constructive social change. That is one of the commitments in our mission statement that the Martlet has made to the university and local communities…
Carey Newman's design for UVic's 2021 Orange Shirt Day t-shirts. Credit: UVic Photo Services.

Honouring the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is just a start; true reconciliation must follow

Earlier this year, the federal government declared September 30th the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a federal statutory holiday, as a response to the 80th Call to Action in…
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Introducing us: UVic’s independent source for news

Welcome back to campus! Thanks for picking up a copy of the paper or, if you’re reading this online, browsing our site. I’m sure it's been a busy time for…
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Partying post-pandemic? Don’t drink and drive

Victoria police ran out of tow-trucks at a check stop  Over the August long weekend, the VicPD says they stopped 24 suspected impaired drivers at roadblocks. They actually ran out…
News Unsettled Native Students Union column

One day of support is not enough

Settlers and Indigenous people need to keep working together beyond cancelling Canada Day once On July 1, 2021, there were several events in Victoria to honour the children that never…
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We needed climate action yesterday

Heat wave emphasizes the crisis in “climate crisis” We sound like a broken record. Students, scientists, and concerned members of the community have been calling for climate action for decades…
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Our home on stolen land

Indigenous peoples have watched white colonial settlers celebrating over 150 Canada Days — celebrating a day when four provinces joined together and proclaimed land that was not theirs to be…