On picking up tampons

“Say who you are, really say it in your life and in your work. Tell someone out there who is lost, someone not yet born, someone who won’t be born…

Minority report: How slim margins left B.C.’s electoral future in the balance

For the first time since 1953, B.C. will have a minority government. As of midnight, May 9, the B.C. Liberal Party were projected to win 43 seats, with the B.C.…

The waiting game: Students struggle with lack of access to UVic Mental Health Services

[pullquote]“I went in and explained everything. After ten to fifteen minutes the counsellor says, ‘Sounds like you’re dealing with a lot right now. Let’s book a meeting in January and…

What we talk about when we talk about gender

Navigating the spectrum of the transgender and non-binary experience March 31 marked the international Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV), a day meant to celebrate and empower the trans community. This…

The Malahat Review presents the 2017 WordsThaw Prize

In collaboration with The Malahat Review, the Martlet is pleased to present the winners of the annual WordsThaw Prize. The WordsThaw Prize is a writing contest for beginning writers living…

B.C. Transit: The good, the bad, and the Guthrie

One-on-one with the general manager of Victoria Regional Transit Operations Whether it’s arriving late to class or getting left behind in the rain, many University of Victoria students who live…

UnCovered: A Story of Student Newspapers, Advocacy Journalism, and Genitalia

CONTENT WARNING: This story features a graphic image of genitalia.  The clouds hung low in the air at the University of Victoria on the morning of Feb. 13, 1992. It…

The opioid gamble: How fentanyl became B.C.’s leading health crisis

It’s up to 100 times more powerful than morphine, and contributed to 60 per cent of illicit drug deaths in B.C. last year. But why is fentanyl really dangerous? In…

FEATURE: Long-distance learning

Make 2017 the year to say ‘yes!’ to studying abroad For those of us who are always daydreaming about exploring somewhere new, a semester abroad is a no-brainer: experiencing new…

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