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Comedian Laura Ramoso

UVic alumna draws laughs in sketch comedy show

If you follow Laura Ramoso on TikTok, you might recognize some of these sketches from her TikTok sketches transplanted onto the stage.
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Hermann’s Jazz Club still swinging after 40 years

A brief history of the downtown venue from 1981 to 2021 Forty years after founder Hermann Nieweler’s original vision, Hermann’s Jazz Club is still surviving as live music venues shut…
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Divine Mercy Ezeaku highlights the Black experience in her photography project Magnificent Shades of Ebony

Ezeaku spoke to the Martlet about finding her creativity, using her lens to empower Black folks, and building her portfolio as a student. He

Canada’s future depends on America’s present

Canadian and United States cultures and media are innately linked, and as a result, so too are our ideologies. This means that it is more important than ever for Canadians…

Patrick Boyle to play at latest ‘Blues for Eric’ concert on April 13

Trumpet star and UVic professor Patrick Boyle will celebrate the seminal music of Louis Armstrong while raising funds at the ninth 'Blues for Eric' benefit concert. The show starts at…

Confronting society’s underlying prejudices towards the poor

Nothing about success (or the perceived lack thereof) in capitalist societies is inherently moral or immoral. Being rich doesn’t make you a better person, and being poor doesn’t make you…

UVic’s Japanese Culture Club hosts first Japanese Equinox Festival

From the drums of the Uminari Taiko group that made the Michele Pujol room rumble to the Furusato Dancers twirling with branches of flowering cherry blossoms, the Japanese Equinox Festival,…

The Hippocrates tree

The University of Victoria campus is full of beautiful plants — a sight to behold in every season. Hippocrates, an ancient physician, supposedly taught lectures under a big Oriental Plane…

Review: ‘Good Morning, Viet Mom!’

In Good Morning, Viet Mom!, Franco Nguyen tells a story of growing up as the son of Vietnamese immigrant parents in a moving and hilarious show with themes of family,…