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How COVID-19 has emboldened colonial governments

COVID-19 has greatly impacted the entire world in almost every aspect of society. If one is not deemed an essential worker, risking their life every day in the face of…

Uncertain international students in need of international travel guidance

"There are over 642 000 international students in Canada and more than 3 000 at UVic. A lack of guidance from governments and universities during the COVID-19 outbreak has left…

The UVSS health care policy marginalizes students with ADHD, and it’s a disgrace

"The UVSS health care plan removed prescription drug coverage for students with ADHD, it's time this was addressed."

Now, more than ever, is a time to be social (while physically distant)

For many of us, the changes brought by COVID-19, including being apart from family and friends, may feel isolating. However, now more than ever, remaining socially connected is crucial.

Could this ultimately be good for us?

"As a great paper salesman once said, “We need a new plague.” Now that we have one, let’s take the opportunity to think about what positive change our species can…

The key to happiness isn’t productivity

"For those of us for whom productivity is a lifestyle, it may be difficult to process that working from sunrise to sunset is no longer as viable as it once…

Letter from the (outgoing) Editor

As Volume 72 comes to a close, the Martlet's outgoing Editor-in-Chief takes a moment to reflect on the last four years, share a message of gratitude, and say goodbye.

Letter from the (outgoing) Editor

As Volume 72 comes to a close, the Martlet's outgoing Editor-in-Chief takes a moment to reflect on the last four years, share a message of gratitude, and say goodbye.

EDITORIAL | COVID-19 pandemic exposes existing disparities in a way that threatens lives

Right now, physical distancing is our main line of defense against spreading COVID-19. Our “firewall,” according to the Provincial Health Officer Bonnie Henry. However, for those living on the street…