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…

A Tale of Two TAs: A Response to “My TA isn’t from FIMS”

— This article is a response, written by two TAs, to Molly McCracken’s thought-provoking opinion piece for OPENWIDE, “‘My TA Isn’t From FIMS…’ Wait, what!?” A Joint Response by Western TAs Siobhan and Atle Molly McCracken’s provocative opinion piece “‘My MIT TA isn’t from FIMS…’ Wait, what?!” has inspired discussion among and between undergraduates, graduate…

“My MIT TA isn’t from FIMS…” Wait, what?!

Lowering our Standards? Cross-Faculty TAs Impede Learning One morning this week, I forgot my earphones for the bus ride. I wasn’t trying to eavesdrop, but I couldn’t help but listen in on two second-year FIMS students sitting next to me and discussing their courses. What I heard was disheartening, but not new. It exposed a…

Your Best Student Experience: A Call to Action

What exactly is the “Best Student Experience” we’ve all heard so much about since we first set foot on Western’s campus? Perhaps there’s no need to bother with the question, since the university’s administration has defined it for us in a document titled “Institutional Vision, Proposed Mandate Statement and Priority Objectives” – a paper that…

pulp Magazine pops the student bubble

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…

mitZine awards 2012: Your favourite courses

FIMS courses run the gambit from covering the realities of global communication to the ever-popular Tales of Tinseltown, all offering valuable insights and learning experiences. You voted, FIMS, and here are your favourite courses. The following courses were voted as the favourite of the year: