Opinions

Various firearms behind bars. Graphic by Sie Douglas-Fish.

New gun control bill in Canada is not perfect but a step in the right direction

The top priority for every national or federal government should be to ensure the safety of its citizens. However, gun violence in communities and neighborhoods, especially in the United States,…
Pope Francis waving, photo by Annett Klingner via Pixabay.

The Pope’s trip to Canada wrongly leaves out Kamloops

In late March, for the first time ever, Indigenous delegates went to Rome to share the stories of residential school survivours. After days of songs and stories, Pope Francis sat…

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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A beef cow in grassland with a cowboy hat and a steak, graphic by Sie Douglas-Fish.

Going vegetarian won’t save the planet

"Becoming a vegetarian is one of the easiest ways to reduce your carbon footprint and live a more sustainable lifestyle."
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…
Alexis Elliott, photo by Isabella Kennedy.

Finding community at UVic

Why I’m thankful to have found the Native Students Union (NSU) I spent my first year at the University of Victoria (UVic) isolated from the Indigenous community on campus. I…