Opinions

Proof of B.C.’s New Year’s climate resolution will be in the eating

B.C. Government’s CleanBC climate plan has a lot of promises According to the United Nations, the hottest 20 years on record have occurred in the last 22 years. We’ve known…

The divide between art and science

From the perspective of a scientist At university, students are squeezed into categories on a daily basis. The classes we take begin to define and channel our thinking. We become…

The slow death of the duct tape military

The Canadian Armed Forces have become second hand and second rate. Here’s why you should care. In 1918, Canadian units were some of the British Expeditionary Force’s most effective fighters,…

What does suffering mean to you?

Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying laws have some complications When you reach the end of your life and your facilities begin to fail, at what point does this become suffering…

EDITORIAL: 2018 — Ways the world didn’t let us down

In a world of thorns, the Martlet decided to stray from the usual by focusing on the roses of 2018 2018 has been a tumultuous year. The United States federal…

Give me liberty, or give me library fines

Why the UVic library should end the archaic practice of fining students for late returns Deadlines are everywhere, especially in university. Essays, projects, rent, tuition, graduation application — it can…

It’s okay to study something different

Second annual Biomedical entrepreneurship day highlights academic diversity across campus — and that’s a good thing As someone handed me a lab coat and a pair of goggles, I thought…

LETTER: OFAR against anti-semitic and racial violence

Dear community, As an organization committed to the principles of anti-racism, anti-colonialism, and combatting anti-semitism, the Open Forum Against Racism (OFAR) embraces the humanity of all people. Our core principles…

EDITORIAL: Kerry Diotte says he’s not a racist (and we can’t afford to say otherwise)

Friends, Victorians, Countrymen, lend us your ears… Kerry Diotte says he is not a racist. For Kerry Diotte is an honourable man. Diotte, a Conservative MP in Alberta, is taking…