Editorials

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EDITORIAL | It’s time to get prepared, not paranoid, about coronavirus

While it's true that anxiety and paranoia have no place in dealing with an outbreak, preparation and vigilance are not the same as anxiety. It's important to be prepared and…

EDITORIAL | The Wet’suwet’en solidarity movement isn’t (really) about the pipeline

If you look past most coverage, it becomes clear that movement isn't, at its core, about the pipeline at all. The Wet’suwet’en have been working to reoccupy their territory since…

EDITORIAL | What would you do with 15.5 million dollars?

With the deadline for UVSS election nominations coming up on Feb. 10, it’s time for students to step forward. But year after year, we watch as very few people run…

EDITORIAL | No pipeline against Indigenous consent is a good pipeline

Somehow, the B.C. government has deemed that the Coastal GasLink pipeline is a worth supporting, while the TransMountain pipeline expansion should be condemned. Both pipelines did not get the consent…

EDITORIAL | Our house(ing market) is on fire

Canada is facing is a crisis, and for that reason we decided to focus our latest issue on housing — to shed a brighter light on those impacted by rising…

EDITORIAL | The decade in review: 10 years of people demanding change

As we approach the night when the ball drops on the decade, the Martlet staff muse about the activism and protests that have shaped the past 10 years, and will…

EDITORIAL | Our wishlist for the next UVic President

Even though we weren't asked to, the Martlet wrote an open letter to the search committee for the next UVic President. Here's our wishlist for who that person should be.

EDITORIAL | For students struggling with work, debt, and mental health, reading break isn’t enough

As we come back from reading break, let's be real: for how many students was it actually a real, stress-free "break,"and for how many was it a much-needed few days…

EDITORIAL | We’ll do fine without the UVSS’s AGM ads. But will they?

At the UVSS Annual General Meeting, the UVSS board passed a motion to eliminate requirements for UVSS AGMs and SAGMs to be advertised on notice boards and in the Martlet.…