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Holocaust survivor Inge Auerbacher describes her childhood in Nazi Germany and urges the audience not to be bystanders

Inge Auerbacher’s German citizenship was stripped from her as an infant. At seven years old, she was deported to the Theresienstadt camp-ghetto in what was then Czechoslovakia. On Nov. 18,…

The importance of Daylight Saving Time

Although the bi-annual time shift is being pushed to extinction, here’s why you should care about the tradition Originally a satirical proposition by Benjamin Franklin that later became an official…

The Rule of Three

Breaking down the Bigsby’s Martlet dynasty Jim Bigsby, my granddad, would describe his UVic education as a major in the Martlet with a minor in Economics and Political Science. And while…

Creating context for #MeToo

History of Sex and Power course examines how sex shaped America It’s rare to understand the historical significance of an event as it’s being lived, but that’s the opportunity that…

Brianna’s books: Two Roads Home by Daniel Griffin

How far would you be willing to go for a good cause? Set against the anti-logging protests of the ‘90s on Vancouver Island, author Daniel Griffin imagines a world for…

Out with the old

EDITORIAL: Why John has to go The question: should we rename public monuments/institutions named after problematic people? Our answer: obviously. For anyone who hasn’t been living under a rock (or…

Victoria legend celebrates 25 years

Old issues of classic comics in plastic sleeves—Batman, Superman, Spider-Man—are strung across the room on clotheslines, and more are displayed on the upper walls in horizontal slats. The front desk…

Aces high: Soaring over Victoria in the Aluminum Overcast

In writing and editing for the Martlet, I come across stories of all sorts: a Vikes win here, interdepartmental squabbles there, stuff like that. But for the most part, things…

This week in Martlet history

September 21, 1972—“Full Report Not Made” In 1971, Dr. Alexander Kirk of the Chemistry Department headed a two-month investigation of the Visual Arts faculty. The department had been having so…