Lifestyle

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…
Zuhaib Muneer, photo by Karley Sider.

UVic Wears Prada: What staff and students are wearing on campus this fall

From the early 2000s filled with Uggs and leggings fashion, to the late 2010s defined by the VSCO-girl era, to the 2022 resurgence of dad jeans, Y2K, and '90s styles,…
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…
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…
Outside of the UVIC CARSA Building

Eight classes and activities you can try at CARSA this summer

If you’re looking to take advantage of your spare time this summer while staying active, CARSA offers a variety of ongoing programs, single classes, and drop-in activities that you still…

How to grow your own vegetables as a renter

With food sustainability and rising food costs on your mind, what better time than now to start growing some of your own food? Vegetable gardening is affordable, can reduce transport…