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UVic Mobile app still has a ways to go

This summer, UVic released an updated version of their mobile app that connects new and current students to campus life. After the latest update in 2013, students have been waiting…

EDITORIAL: UVic needs a reboot after Computer Science controversy

The story of Jianping Pan, the Computer Science professor relieved of his obligation to teach a course after claiming he was unqualified to do so, has inspired no shortage of…

Let’s stop hating on pumpkin spice

Sarah Finley is a contributing writer at The Peak, Simon Fraser University’s student paper. This article was originally published on Sept. 12. BURNABY — It’s not often that I find myself defending corporations…

Students deserve a better controversy than #MakeUVicLitAgain

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re smack in the middle of Campus Kickoff season, which means you’re being bombarded from all sides with a slightly unhealthy overload of school…

Safe spaces host freedom of expression, not the thought police

Shawn Garbutt is the Comment Editor at The Manitoban, the University of Manitoba’s student newspaper. WINNIPEG —The current war against political correctness saw the conservative side celebrate a major victory when…

A reflection on Rio 2016, and why all that glitters is not gold

From the provincial housing crisis to near-weekly terror attacks, 2016 has felt like an apocalyptic year. But for the next couple of weeks, the impending doom of our world will…

An open letter from the Third Space

Dear Martlet staff, Thank you for your recent article on our policy changes and the anti-transgender hate group that has targeted our centre. At the end of the article I…

Why political movements can’t forget their marginalized members

When Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic presidential nomination, it didn’t take long for pundits, thinkpiece writers, and Sanders detractors (some of them one in the same) to ask why those…

EDITORIAL: Third Space harassment shows trans acceptance has a ways to go

Things have been hostile in the SUB as of late. This summer has been marked by a battle for the Third Space, as a small but vocal contingent of radical…