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2018 stories of the year

The Martlet’s five biggest stories from the past 365 days A near collapse of a prestigious literary journal, panic about a literal collapse, and the corporate takeover of campus food…

Meet your 2018-19 UVSS Board of Directors

Of all the uncertainties and anxious energy flying around campus during the opening week, one guaranteed thing is meeting new people — whether in class, on campus, or at your…

Here’s what you missed at UVic this summer

But I’m sure the cottage at the lake was nice Pipeline protests If you missed this story, I envy how secluded your summer must have been. In what became international…

Here’s how to kick-off the new school year

UVSS hosts week of activities starting Wednesday Sept. 5 There will be plenty of reasons to step into the Student Union Building (SUB) during your time as a UVic student — maybe…

Federal court lands blow against construction of Trans Mountain pipeline

Federal Court of Appeal says First Nations were not adequately consulted on the project and that marine traffic was not taken into account The Federal Court of Appeal ruled today…

UVSS seeks to rebrand with new strategic plan

Thirty-page document illustrates student society’s direction for the next two years At the UVSS’s Board of Directors meeting on Monday, Aug. 13, there wasn’t much time spent discussing the 2018–2020…

“It’s not something that happens overnight”

Campus leaders react to one-year report on UVic’s new sexualized violence policy It’s been a year since UVic’s Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response Policy was officially adopted: an anniversary which…

The good, the bad, and the hairy: the horse-drawn carriage debate rages on

Video re-ignites old question of whether horse-drawn carriages should be banned Horse-drawn carriage rides have long been a controversial topic on the downtown streets of Victoria. From angry honking drivers, to…

Orcas and objectors protest government’s pipeline

May 29 march draws hundreds to downtown Disgusted. Angry. Disappointed, but not surprised. Those are some of the words that Victorians used to describe how they felt after becoming surprise…