EDITORIAL: Casting a shadow on diversity

If the 2016 Oscars were a fence, Tom Sawyer could show it to his Aunt Polly with pride. But as Hollywood’s most esteemed — for better or worse — celebration of film, this year’s…

EDITORIAL: Trudeau’s ‘sunny ways’ not so sunny after all?

In 2015, Justin Trudeau defied his detractors and skeptics as he led the Liberal Party from political underdog status to the top of Parliament Hill, winning a majority in the…

EDITORIAL: UVic should look inward for residence funding

As enjoyable (or unenjoyable, if Star Wars makes you want to take a whiff of bantha poodoo) as this themed issue has been, the Martlet would like to take this…

EDITORIAL: On free speech

The UVic student political landscape saw the entrance of its newest contender last week, with the advent of the UVic Students for Free Speech and Accountability (USFSA). Borne of the…

EDITORIAL: The Martlet stands with Paris

We are deeply shocked and saddened by the recent massacres in Paris, and we offer our most sincere condolences to the friends, families, and loved ones of the victims. But…

EDITORIAL: The system is broken, and needs to be fixed

In light of recent developments around the Board of Directors and the erroneous approval of $6 000 in academic grants to the Undergraduates of Political Science (UPS), one might be tempted…

EDITORIAL: Why is Playboy playing coy?

What do “The 40 Most GQ Approved Grooming Products,” “What to Wear Today,” and “When Should I Drink Protein Shakes?” all have in common? They’re all Facebook posts from men’s…

This election campaign was gonna suck, has sucked, and is still going to suck

With all of the awful, disappointing events that have occurred in the last two weeks, from the mass shooting in Oregon, to the sexual assault that happened at UVic, to…

EDITORIAL: Refugee crisis response has room to improve

If you’ve managed to keep up with the news as well as your assignments in these first weeks, you’ve almost certainly watched the Syrian refugee crisis ramp up right alongside…

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