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Stories Without Borders: Part Four

The Martlet is excited to announce the return of Stories Without Borders. We’ll be collaborating with the World University Service of Canada (WUSC) to tell the stories of students who…

Taking the boring out of board games: Four simple rules for a killer game night

Board game night: it’s cool again, as much as it ever was. But while this ritual used to involve you and your parents sitting around the kitchen table, this new…

When it comes to homeschooling, the results speak for themselves

As a homeschooler, sometimes people would look at me like I am from another planet because I grew up differently. But what they do not realize is that there are…

Seven things you can do alone (again) this Valentine’s Day

Ah, Valentine’s Day. It’s the time of year that makes you feel more alone than you ever did before. But you know what? Sometimes, that isn’t a bad thing. No…

The sweet life of sugar babies

Behind the young women offering the ‘girlfriend experience’ to affluent suitors “What’s your most expensive bottle of champagne?—$700.” “What’s your most expensive bottle of wine?—$900.” “Can we get both?” So…

Single, white, murderer: Behind Canadian Inmates Connect

It reads like a standard dating site profile: “I’m 32 years old, tall and fit (6’2″, 215lbs), SWM, seeking exciting adventurous attractive female pen pal who likes to write,” writes…

The best of Victoria’s hidden podcasts

Podcasts are a strange medium. In 2015, the Pew Research Center reported that 36 per cent of Americans had listened to a pod- cast, but half the population of the…

Positive thinking in 2017

Gloomy January has never felt like the best time to have a fresh start. Even so, we are provided with an opportunity to grow into better humans. Instead of pontificating…

Cultural phenomena of 2016 I don’t f*cking understand

As I start ascending into my mid-late twenties, I’m beginning to realize that I’m falling behind the times. The youth of today are doing the weirdest shit online, and I…