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UVic’s year of COVID-19

How the university responded to the pandemic For the majority of the 2020-2021 academic year, the UVic campus was essentially deserted — slackliners were absent from the quad, there was…
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Hermann’s Jazz Club still swinging after 40 years

A brief history of the downtown venue from 1981 to 2021 Forty years after founder Hermann Nieweler’s original vision, Hermann’s Jazz Club is still surviving as live music venues shut…
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What makes an A? Grading patterns vary widely across campus

Grading at UVic differs between departments, making comparison for scholarships and grad school difficult Since 2012, close to 45 per cent of course grades at UVic have been an A-…
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U of Thrift: UVic students on finding their second-hand style

Fast fashion is no match for one-of-a-kind thrift finds and new local thrift stores are opening to meet the demand When I met with Dana Johnson, she instantly introduced me…
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Affirming, reevaluating, and reimagining gender performance and identity in the time of COVID-19

Here we share six stories of people who have thought about their gender in different ways through COVID-19 and explore what gender means to them.
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Online and overwhelmed: Students, instructors share mental health, accessibility, and workload concerns

Last March, UVic moved to online classes. Students have raised concerns around mental health, workloads, and accessibility.
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The Tavern of the Damned: Logan’s Pub closes down after 23 years

In tribute and memorial to Logan’s, the Martlet talked to three people who knew the venue the best to capture some nostalgia for those who used to frequent the Tavern…
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Documenting resilience: Three local filmmakers document the struggles of homelessness and trauma

Three individuals are telling the stories of Victoria’s street community, as well as their own, in a mutual healing process
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Inside UVic’s investigations of Vikes rowing coach Barney Williams, and the 60 alumni calls to re-conduct them

Williams is still coaching, despite at least 17 known allegations, a pending lawsuit from a former Vikes athlete, and an alumni letter calling for more action from UVic By spring…