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The Rainbow Crosswalk outside of Student Union Building at UVic. Photo by Sarah Roberts.

A beginner’s guide to navigating UVic

Navigating UVic can be a tough task, especially for first years. Locating your classes on the first day, getting from one place to another, and trying to find the best…
A paper bag, container, and fruits and vegetables. Illustration by Sie Douglas-Fish.

Meal prepping and sustainable living doesn’t have to be a daunting task

With fall classes started, it can be easy to find yourself on campus rushed between classes and hungry, forcing you to turn to one of the many convenient food options…
An empty classroom in the Clearihue building, photo by Sie Douglas-Fish.

How to become BFFs with your professor

Forming new friendships is one of the building blocks of a good university experience. Students who are headed towards completing their degree tend to have a core group of friends…
A mushroom-shaped tufted rug, rug and photo by Atum Beckett.

Reinventing yourself: Three hobbies to make yourself sound interesting

No one wants to be stuck in the position where you're asked about your hobbies and the only things that come to mind are scrolling TikTok and doing homework.
Justin Tse

Tech influencer talks dropping out of UVic to pursue career in YouTube 

Justin Tse left UVic’s business program and built his own online brand and business When the Martlet first interviewed Victoria-based tech influencer Justin Tse in 2017, he was a UVic…
Jose Sagaste, photo provided by UVic Vikes.

Vikes men’s soccer begins season under new coach

For the first time in 34 years the Vikes men's soccer team has run out onto the pitch under new leadership. Vikes soccer alumnus Larry Stefanek has taken over as…
Person sitting beside a bike on a mountain, photo by Dó Castle via Pexels.

The Martlet’s beginner’s guide to biking

With UVic’s BikeHub reopening this summer, and parking fees at an all-time high, it’s never been a better time to get around Victoria on two wheels. The saying goes, “it's…
Womens' 8 Vikes rowers, photo by Royal Henley Regatta.

Vikes summer rowing club brings home gold from the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta

One of the most prestigious events for rowers across Canada began earlier this month at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta in St. Catharines, Ontario. This was the first time since…
Graphic by Sie Douglas-Fish.

Seven books you can still read before the end of summer

Summer may be almost over, but there’s still time to pick up a great book before the back-to-school grind starts again. Whether you’re looking for something light to pack in…

A short guide to scenic hikes around Victoria

The Island, known for its lush scenery, towering trees, and outdoor pursuits, is the perfect place to start hiking. Maybe you’re new in town, or recently lied to a Tinder…