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Joe Exotic or no exotic: the gaps in B.C.’s exotic pets legislation

With North Americans spending more time at home lately, more and more people are switching on Netflix to watch Joe Exotic in the hottest quarantine show — Tiger King. Like…

Victoria group coming together to make over 1 600 sandwiches for homeless

The day Paul Logan delivered his first sandwich as part of “the Sandwich Initiative” was supposed to be his last day of work before retirement. However, due to the COVID-19…

Letter from the (outgoing) Editor

As Volume 72 comes to a close, the Martlet's outgoing Editor-in-Chief takes a moment to reflect on the last four years, share a message of gratitude, and say goodbye.

“This is not working”: Students coping with sexual assault, harassment allege lack of support from university

For two years, the Martlet has reported on the evolution of and response to UVic’s sexualized violence policy. Ahead of the policy's review, we took a look at some potential…

EDITORIAL | COVID-19 pandemic exposes existing disparities in a way that threatens lives

Right now, physical distancing is our main line of defense against spreading COVID-19. Our “firewall,” according to the Provincial Health Officer Bonnie Henry. However, for those living on the street…

A paper for people on the fringes: Meet the Emily, UVic’s feminist newspaper from the 1980s

The Emily often printed art, poetry, reviews, lists of community resources, highlights from moments in history, and pieces on topical issues through a feminist, gender-focused lens. Some, like “The Emily’s…

Life after corona: A journey through the wilds of UVic

The quad is an overgrown mess of grass, with the occasional forgotten Blundstone and slackline still dotting the landscape. The nostalgia-inducing smell of freshly burnt coffee, which surprisingly could still…

The Existence Project aims to connect people and decrease stigma around homelessness

The Existence Project holds workshops for people to connect over their experiences with homelessness. At each workshop, a storyteller with lived experiences of homelessness narrates their story to a group…
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UVic student with symptoms, in direct contact with a positive case denied COVID-19 testing

At least one student in class with the first UVic student to test positive yesterday is experiencing significant symptoms of COVID-19. However, due to CDC restrictions, she was unable to…