Culture

Macklemore, could you please explain this unruly mess you’ve made?

I was rooting for you, Macklemore. When you won Best Rap Album at the Grammys over Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d. city, Drake’s Nothing Was the Same, Kanye West’s Yeezus…

Ballet Victoria brings classic Shakespearean tragedy to life

On March 9, Ballet Victoria proudly presented an adapted choreography of Sergei Prokofiev’s much-acclaimed 1935 ballet, Romeo and Juliet. Of the many Shakespearean plays that have been re-imagined for ballet,…

First Peoples House showcases indigenous artists with pop-up art show

There are few buildings that could double as a pop-up art gallery as beautifully as the First Peoples House at UVic. The venue made for a perfect home for the…

PHOTO: Mystic Vale

Amidst the chaos of courses and exams, places like Mystic Vale truly remind me of how connected we are with mother nature and how much peace we can find if…

POETRY: When a feather falls to earth

When a feather falls to earth Today should be marked by soft treading on a carpet the colour of blood exsanguinated from my lifeless shell. My skin should be dried…

POETRY: Fermented Love

Fermented Love I’ve been sipping on my own vanity for too long and the tea bag’s turned me bitter. I’ve been yours for so long that I’ve forgotten I am…

Local artist carves a space for memorializing women

UVic will soon be home to a towering sculpture, carved from cedar, honouring murdered and missing indigenous women. The Martlet spoke with its sculptor, Rande Cook, about raising awareness of…

Decolonizing language: Jordan Abel’s poetry breaks rules, erases boundaries

My first exposure to Jordan Abel came in my second-year poetry class at the University of Victoria. Abel came into our class to perform several pieces, and rather than stand…