Editorial

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The danger of misinformation in the era of social media news

When social media first spread its wings, there was a feeling of optimism that the people had finally found their voice. Now, with the war in Ukraine, we are seeing…

Introducing our climate issue: why we’re committed to good climate coverage

To act as an agent of constructive social change. That is one of the commitments in our mission statement that the Martlet has made to the university and local communities…
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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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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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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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EDITORIAL | What if we treated climate change like a pandemic?

COVID-19 is indisputably a global crisis that demands an immediate, effective, and informed response. It deserves the effort, money, and attention being devoted to it. However, the coronavirus is just…
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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…