After plans to assemble were temporarily cancelled due to a financial wrinkle, organizers were pleased that this year’s Slutwalk went off without a hitch. Participants gathered in the hesitant rays of the sun before the march to listen to speeches from various community activists. Continue reading
Although “Let the #uscgames begin!” flashed on screen before opening remarks at Tuesday’s VP debate, any spectacle-starved voter would have been disappointed. The usual Twitter feed projection floating above candidates’ heads was put to rest while candidates for the slate-based USC positions of VP External and VP Internal debated key portfolio issues. Aside from moderator Andrew Shaw’s virtually celebrated #sass, a few tense questions from audience members, and one uncomfortable reference to “pulling out or staying in,” the event left sensationalism to the Super Bowl. Continue reading
This past Monday I had the pleasure of sitting down with Jordan Pearson, a leader in the faculty and one of two candidates running for the FIMS Student Council President. Here’s his take on our faculty and the role he hopes to play: Continue reading
10. Skating in Victoria Park
If we manage to get a few days below freezing this new semester, skating in Vic Park is a MUST for any Londoner. You can rent skates on site, and grab a delicious hot chocolate at Williams after you’ve finished. Rink hours at 10 AM – 10 PM, weather dependent, and closed for resurfacing fro, 5:30-6:30. Plus, skating is free, which is a bonus for broke students. Continue reading
No matter how you take your OJ, pulp Magazine is a refreshing glass filled with the diverse talents of the London arts community. A zine based out of the Visual Arts Department at Western, pulp has earned itself a slot on popular downtown store shelves. With support from the likes of American Apparel and City Lights Book Shop, the ambitious magazine quenches readers’ thirst for local artistic expression.
Jacqueline Mok, a third year visual arts student, pioneered the zine as Editor-in-Chief in September. Known for her whimsical, child-like characters, Mok explores a variety of mediums with her art—from screen-printing to video installations.
After discovering the London beyond Richmond Row, this young artist became eager for a citywide community. “I wanted to encourage students to go out, and create opportunities for them to meet established artists,” says Mok, emphasizing that students are often oblivious to the dynamic arts scene. Continue reading
By: Toban Black
Our “Teach-in on the occupy movement” event was held in the “University Community Centre” (UCC) atrium here in London, Ontario on November 22nd. This teach-in was arranged by some campus students and employees who plan to continue to collaborate with one another.
The day after our teach-in, the headline “UCC atrium gets occupied: Unauthorized pamphlets distributed” was on the front page of a campus paper that covered the event.
We had prepared this pamphlet for the teach-in. Sections of it are about Canadian economy, universities, and local issues. This pamphlet was collectively read out into the “Community Centre” atrium during an assembly, where we also discussed its contents.
At the old bricked tavern Call The Office in London Ontario, Matt Bahen, lead singer-songwriter of the power trio The Schomberg Fair, sits at the bar with beer in hand after unloading his banjo, guitar, harmonica, cigarettes and other necessities to headline tonight’s show. Bahen describes the sound of the new record Mercy, released November 8th, as “boutique.” It crosses over genre parameters of psychedelic-folk-rock-gospel-country and punk with strong roots in pre-war blues. Continue reading
Fall is upon us, and so are the hordes of frosh wandering around campus in search of their classes (“what do you mean Health Sci isn’t right next to Nat Sci? I have to walk where?”). If you’re one of those frosh, welcome to Western, and don’t worry—you’ll figure out where all your classes are just in time for second semester.
With the new school year comes the triumphant return of the mitZine for its eleventh volume, the first issue of which is available now. As you may have seen in the frosh issue, we cobbled together a list of the top 5 most important events of the summer, and arrived at the following list: Continue reading