Editorials

Return-to-campus fall primer B.C.

UVic’s fall plans neglect the concerns of students

UVic always says that students’ health and safety is their number one priority, but this plan does not align with that claim. If this is UVic’s way of prioritizing health…
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Students deserve to know about COVID-19 cases on campus

While COVID-19 numbers surge on the island and elsewhere in B.C., the provincial government and UVic are still withholding statistics that could help people resist pandemic fatigue and combat institutional…
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The university shouldn’t pass the costs of the pandemic onto students

As we approach the time of year when the UVic Board of Governors decides whether or not to raise tuition, we’re asking UVic not to pass on the costs of…

UVSS candidates should focus their promises on achievable, and badly needed, ways of supporting students

From petting zoos to two-ply paper, we’ve seen enough empty promises We are about to enter the quietest UVSS election campaign yet. With on-campus chalking, in-person campaigning, slates, and cooperatives…
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UVic’s divestment shouldn’t come as a surprise

UVic’s divestment of $80 million from the Working Capital Fund was a welcome surprise for many. One year into their ten-year responsible investment policy, the board of governors announced a…
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When it comes to COVID-19 guidelines, students are rightfully confused

For almost two months, B.C. has had tightened restrictions in place to control the spread of COVID-19, including a ban on social gatherings. On Jan. 7, these restrictions were extended…
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It’s time to renew our COVID-19 vows

Well ‘rona, we all figured we would be writing this eventually, we just didn’t know when. Everyone seems to have forgotten about you or put you in the backs of…
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Give students a break

But although reading break is a welcome breather, the reality is that students and professors need more than just three days — we need less work.
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Dear Mr. President: A Martlet welcome to Kevin Hall

The students, faculty, and staff here are passionate and unafraid of raising issues that are important to them. In the past two years, students and faculty have asked the university…