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…

USC Elections 2014-Media Debate

Last Wednesday was the final debate of the USC Presidential Elections, the Media Debate. Two representatives from the three main campus media outlets, 94.9 CHRW, the Gazette, and The Big Purple Couch asked questions during the three hours. Unlike the past two debates, there were no different sections of the debate and no breaks, going…

Is Benghazi Obama’s Watergate?

Patterns of North American Pseudo-Coverage: What is really being done? Some say that this generation of Facebookers, Tweeters, Instagrammers, and Tumblr-ers is becoming more vain with every post, like, and reblog. They say that today’s young adults have never known a time when the world took priority over self. But what if this concern extends…

The “Obummer” of Wall Street

If you were watching the stock markets the day after Obama won the 2012 election, you would have noticed an interesting reaction to the news. Wall Street threw a temper tantrum; the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) plummeted more than 300 points during the course of the day’s trading. The DJIA, NASDAQ 100, and the S&P…

The Cold Hard Truth about Kevin O’Leary’s Visit to Western

It’s easy to rely on financial advice from experts with whom we share no personal connection. Monday night, however, 400 members of the Western community heard Kevin O’Leary’s advice in person, without a television or computer screen dividing the business guru and ticketholders. The predominantly male audience at Somerville House had an unobstructed view of…

The Raid on Zuccotti Park and the Attack on Journalistic Freedom

Last night at 1 a.m., NYPD officers dressed in riot gear moved in to Zuccotti park, the first and largest location for the Occupy movement, and evicted protestors. There were many causes for concern during last night’s raid, one of which was the use of a Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) on protestors, as reported…