Editorials

Farewell from the editor’s desk

Of all of the pieces I have put off writing (still sorry about that, Myles), this is one I could procrastinate away forever. Because by the time this piece makes…

Health care town hall sums up every UVSS problem

Low turnout. A stand-offish attitude. An unwillingness to apologize. The Nov. 9 town hall on UVSS health care encapsulated every single problem this UVSS board has faced this year. They…

What to do about the dark

Working together to expose sexualized violence For most of my life, I remember my mama warning me about walking alone at night. I know that she didn’t fear for her daughter…

#MeToo in the newsroom

Time to let experiences dictate what we discuss On Sunday, Oct. 15, actress Alyssa Milano took to Twitter and encouraged women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted to respond…

A tough pill to swallow

UVSS’ health care slip up costs students a lot It’s a bit of a running joke that no one really knows what the UVSS is doing (especially the UVSS themselves).…

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…

UVic’s technology is in need of a serious update

Ah, back-to-school season. You’re nearly upon us, and that means, once again, that fresh faces and grizzled graduates will be subjected to the steaming trash heap that is UVic technology.…

When it comes to UVic parking, no change is good change

On Saturday, June 24, a Martlet staff member drove to UVic to attend the Autism’s Own Conference being held in the SUB. Not knowing how long the conference would last,…

Confronting diversity and the lack thereof

When we reported on UVic’s most recent diversity award win — when the university was named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for the sixth year in a row — we were once again…