USC Elections 2014-VP Debate

Last Wednesday was the first debate of the 2014 USC Election season. VP Internal and External candidates from both platforms debated before Team Belman and Team Helfand faced off. Topics discussed included free tuition, Western’s Strategic Plan and student activism. Given last week’s silent protest against the Strategic Plan, and the demonstration held during O-Week,…

Student protesters at O-Week 2013

O-Week to Activists: Your Presence is Not Welcome Here

On Tuesday evening, the night marking the official opening of Western’s Orientation Week, a small group of activists (myself included) was asked by Campus Police (CCPS) to leave campus while protesting the increasingly high cost of education and student debt. Organized under the banner of the Western Solidarity Network, our group sought to raise awareness…