Editorials

Low turnout in B.C. reflects the monstrous choice facing voters

As we sat down and wrote this editorial on May 9 (you say last minute, we say as up-to-date as possible), B.C. headed to the polls. Or at least some…

So long to all my haters: A letter from the outgoing EiC

And so it goes, another year has come and gone. With that, volume 69 of the Martlet has drawn to a close, and after three volumes, I’m moving on to…

EDITORIAL: Tuition hikes leave international students with a mountain to climb

Last week, the UVic Board of Governors approved a $356-million balanced operating budget for the next year. As part of that budget, the university is implementing a six per cent…

EDITORIAL: Third Space project highlights challenge of confronting racial discrimination

If you were around campus last week, you likely saw or heard about the art project spearheaded by the Third Space: a wall, painted in stark white, with black lettering…

EDITORIAL: In the debate over free speech, there are no clear winners

On Wednesday, March 1, the UVic Effective Altruism club hosted an event where they invited philosopher and bioethicist Peter Singer to do a Skype Q&A, following a screening of his…

EDITORIAL: Acting smug about Canada is to our own detriment

When President Donald Trump issued an executive order halting the intake of travellers from seven Muslim-majority nations on Jan. 28, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted in response, “To those fleeing…

Double exposure: Why we published the uncensored 1992 Martlet cover

Before you read this, we hope you’ve taken the time to look at our feature story, “UnCovered: The Story of Student Newspapers, Advocacy Journalism, and Genitalia.” If you did, you…

EDITORIAL: Let the students edit

The UVic Senate meeting on Jan. 6 left a lot up in the air after amendments to the university’s policy on the use of editing services by students were sent…

EDITORIAL: What the Martlet wants to see in 2017

With a new year comes new oppor- tunities for reflection, and we’re not excluded from that. So what does the Martlet want to see more of this year? First, let’s…