Opinions

Canadians long overdue for a policy protecting abortion

Earlier this month, a leaked draft opinion letter from the United States Supreme Court declared their intention to overrule Roe v. Wade — the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision that…
The Martlet's summer volume 75 staff, photo by Sie Douglas-Fish.

Letter from the Editor: Here’s to 75 years of publishing

The MartIet office holds many secrets. I knew this coming into the position of Editor-in-Chief. The eclectic decor, worn and dirty couches, shelves of bound archives, and general disarray hinted…
Screenshot of recent posts tagged with #casualinstagram on Instagram.

Instagram will never be casual

No matter what effort social media users employ to “make Instagram casual again” — whether that be posting blurry mirror selfies, curating photo dumps or depicting the mundane — Instagram…

Letter to the Editor: UVic abusive CARSA student service fee

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News Unsettled Native Students Union column

Pishshapmishko pi maarsii

This is my last News Unsettled and my way of saying farewell. I joined the Native Students Union (NSU) three years ago. It was at the fall Semi-Annual General Meeting…
Longhouse, photo provided by Leandra Ndayifukamiye.

The longhouse

Why were there so many more sunny days when I was younger? It felt brighter, more joyous, and peaceful. Living in the Fraser Valley often feels miserable when the sun…

Métis in the city

I began to reconnect with my Métis culture on a Saturday in the final year of my undergrad. In my first years at university, I learned as much as I…
News Unsettled Native Students Union column

Problems in the meetings with the Pope

On March 28, delegates from the Métis and Inuit people reached the Vatican City and met with Pope Francis in private meetings. The following week there were more audiences with…

45 cent minimum wage increase in B.C. not enough

On March 14, B.C. announced the province would be raising the minimum wage from $15.20 an hour to $15.65 beginning on June 1.