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…

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…

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