Opinions

Farewell from the editor’s desk

Of all of the pieces I have put off writing (still sorry about that, Myles), this is one I could procrastinate away forever. Because by the time this piece makes…

The Martlet’s 5 hottest takes of 2017

Every year, white-hot opinion pieces are printed to figuratively burn holes through newspapers far and wide. This year, however — fueled by the numerous outlandish statements of U.S. President Donald Trump, the…

Canada’s deadly role in the Yemen war

Canada exports weapons to Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia exports bloodshed and famine to Yemen Seven million people in Yemen are on the verge of famine due to a brutal war and…

We need to talk about how much we talk about Donald Trump

It is no secret that the state of U.S. politics is alarming at the best of times. However, we need to be questioning the way that and volume at which…

The Hollywood treatment of sex abuse is dangerous for the real addict

The image of Kevin Spacey toting a blue yoga mat around a rehabilitation clinic angered many when it circulated online a few weeks ago. “Cause yoga practice stops pedophiles,” wrote…

STREETERS: If you could give first-year students one piece of advice going into exam season, what would it be?

“[First-years should] find the right sources and make sure that they find a lot of friends … then they have friends to compare their homework with and to also study…

Fighting with flags

Why dismantling a demonstration isn’t the same as dismantling an argument The space that exists between the sides of the abortion debate is one that has never been easy to…

Apathy and Elections

What the UVSS Health Care Controversy tells us about students In the spring of 2017, the UVSS Board of Directors voted to change the student health and dental plan to…

Health care town hall sums up every UVSS problem

Low turnout. A stand-offish attitude. An unwillingness to apologize. The Nov. 9 town hall on UVSS health care encapsulated every single problem this UVSS board has faced this year. They…