Vancouver Aquarium ends captivity while Marineland ignores the whales in the room

On March 9, 2017, the Vancouver Park Board voted unanimously to end the captive beluga breeding program at the Vancouver Aquarium. The vote brings an end to the importation of…

United against United: Forceful removal of passenger a symptom of corporate culture

You’re at the airport, and it’s an hour before boarding time. You showed up early, went through security, and your bags are checked. Then, you hear the announcement: the plane…

So long to all my haters: A letter from the outgoing EiC

And so it goes, another year has come and gone. With that, volume 69 of the Martlet has drawn to a close, and after three volumes, I’m moving on to…

A concerned citizen for fair elections in B.C.

Lobby group ads are purposefully misleading On April 11, the Chief Electoral Officer and Lieutenant-Governor officially called the B.C. provincial election, marking the start of the campaign period — and with it,…

Open letter to Jamie Cassels: Take action, lead change

To UVic President Jamie Cassels, We, the undersigned, request that you consider attending more deeply to the matters of white supremacy and racism, sexism and homophobia in efforts to transform…

Letter: UVic Food Services operates at highest standard

We are disappointed in the March 9 Martlet story, “Lax food standards give UVic students a case of indigestion.” [Online headline: “Bugs, mould, other horrors discovered in residence meals”] Dishing…

Gibson, Affleck, and Hollywood’s history of harassment

At the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards, host Nick Kroll quipped, “People wondered, ‘How long would it take Hollywood to forgive someone for anti-Semitic, racist hate speech?’ The answer? Eight…

EDITORIAL: Tuition hikes leave international students with a mountain to climb

Last week, the UVic Board of Governors approved a $356-million balanced operating budget for the next year. As part of that budget, the university is implementing a six per cent…

Positives abundant for Uber startup in British Columbia

Ever been caught trying to find your own way home after a late night party? The options are scarce: buses have stopped running, and calling a cab would do more…

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