The Uncle You Wish You Had

// Kristin Lee DJ Uncle Ando is in the house. Station manager by day, DJ by night. It’s been 12 years and counting for Radio Western’s station manager, Andrew Barton. The N.W.A fan has been at Radio Western since 2005, as a volunteer. It was only 5 months ago that he took on the role…

Golden Bird

// Hannah Alberga “It’s about Miles.” Mary interrupted the silence. She was clenching George’s arm so firmly that his leather jacket was left with the imprint of her hand. He opened his mouth for a moment, but then pursed his lips and started whistling to a song lingering in his head. Following their usual path…

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: A Beautiful Marriage of the Eyes, the Ears, and the Heart  

// Hannah Alberga Seeing the play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time production is to risk sensory and emotional overload. This extraordinary alliance is based on the marriage of thrilling audio and visual elements that evoke raw emotions. The Mirvish production begins with a deafening shriek as protagonist Christopher Boone (Joshua Jenkins) nestles…

Northern Development in the Age of Climate change

// Megan Harvey This summer I had the incredible opportunity to join a Students on Ice educational expedition in the Arctic as part of my role with Parks Canada’s Northern Engagement Team. I spent the whole summer preparing by learning as much as I could about the Canadian North’s history, Inuit culture, and the arctic…

Mourning Western TV’s Post-merge Life

// Samiya Hassan Today, we grieve the loss of Western TV. What once was a growing media outlet for students, by students, tragically passed away last year after a long battle with mediocrity. Gone is its soul, leaving behind nothing but the name it bears. For some, WTV was a place to discover love of…

Rob McCallum: The Story Behind the Storyteller

// Angela McInnes With the exception of Unearthly, a project he laughingly describes as “Canada’s greatest B movie”, most of independent filmmaker Rob McCallum’s feature-length films probe his lifelong passions: Nintendo; He-Man and the Masters of the Universe; the quest to find his missing mother. In his latest documentary, Kittie:Origins/Evolutions, he explores a new fandom…

Discourse on North Korea Coverage

// Vicky Qiao “World War 3: North Korea nuclear strike would be ‘disaster’”,”North Korea gets ready to test nuclear missile”, “North Korea vows to shoot down U.S. planes” It is hard not to encounter a news headline featuring North Korea. Seemingly overnight, the small country of North Korea has come into the spotlight. It is…