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Today marks the first day of the Victoria Film Festival

It’s February 1, which can only mean one thing: the Victoria Film Festival (VFF) is back for another year! Running from Feb. 1 to Feb. 10, the festival is a…

All Vans on deck: Skater fashion from the ’90s to 2019

In its early days, skateboarding was the sport of outcasts. If skaters weren’t ripping up the empty pool in your backyard, they were probably already in the backseat of a…

21-year-old UVic student publishes 127000-word novel

Today — Jan. 16 — her book is being released It’s not every day that a 21-year-old can say they’ve written a 127 000-word novel, ended a publishing contract won…

Fill in the map to learn about the First Nations territories that you call home

Can you name any of the Indigenous groups who call the southern tip of Vancouver Island home? If not, why might that be? These questions stuck with me when Alana…

Coats and warm apparel wanted for Cool Aid Coat Drive until Jan. 14

Instead of taking up space in the closets and storage spaces of homes around Victoria, outgrown or unused coats and other winter apparel will soon be given a second life…

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…

A very merry, eco-friendly Christmas

10 tips for creating less waste this holiday season The season of giving is upon us! On the flip side, it’s also the season of creating waste. Tired of contributing…

Victoria’s very own child prodigy

Meet nine-year-old Jose Rodriguez who’s already completed pre-calculus 11 and is probably smarter than you Jose Miguel Valdes Rodriguez sprints through the plexiglass doors into the dimly lit Esquimalt Recreation…

EDITORIAL: 2018 — Ways the world didn’t let us down

In a world of thorns, the Martlet decided to stray from the usual by focusing on the roses of 2018 2018 has been a tumultuous year. The United States federal…

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