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LETTER | The UVSS: Run by (some) students, for (some) students

"The UVSS claims to be an inclusive organization and has made it known in numerous instances that it values inclusivity and diversity. However, as seen from the meeting on April…
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Protect your community, support local businesses

"Unity and solidarity are more important than ever. Now is the time for us to band together and find a way to keep each other afloat while society struggles to…
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EDITORIAL | COVID-19 is no longer news, it’s the new normal

If looking back on “normal life” feels surreal, you’re not alone. The social and economic impacts of the past three weeks have been tremendous. Life has ground to a halt…

Engagement starts with YOU(VSS)

In the main 100- and 200-levels of the David Turpin building and on the exterior, there were 60 posters up, including multiple large billboard-style posters, not to mention the chalking…

Why does Indigenous-international solidarity feel so unreachable?

"To my international pals: have you ever wondered about your relationship to Indigneous land struggles? We must remember that one does not automatically occupy a decolonial perspective with sufficient humility…

Despite moving towards gender equality, look how far we haven’t come

"Waves of feminism have brought Canadian women the vote, legal personhood, and progressive consent law, but as X-Site’s disturbing “Greta” decal demonstrates, misogyny is still latent."

LETTER | Dear international students at UVic

We know these are strange times, and that there is a great deal of uncertainty. We know that a lot of you are concerned about what is happening, and how…
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EDITORIAL | What if we treated climate change like a pandemic?

COVID-19 is indisputably a global crisis that demands an immediate, effective, and informed response. It deserves the effort, money, and attention being devoted to it. However, the coronavirus is just…

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR | Re: Government and law enforcement, please do your jobs

The Martlet would like to take this opportunity to formally apologize to our community for our failure to support our mission statement. We acknowledge that this article’s perspective contributes and…