Opinion

We did it, together

April 7, 2014 2 Comments »

I know my colleagues have spent the past few days filling this space with their farewells, and you may be starting to tire of it. But I could hardly end my tenure at this newspaper without a proper goodbye, so ... Read More »

Letter: Helfand should not be president

April 7, 2014 No Comments »

RE: “Confusion reigns over Helfand USC eligibility,” Thursday, April 3, 2014 To the Editor: At the risk of making myself seem like all I do is write letters to The Gazette, I could not read Thursday’s article regarding the eligibility ... Read More »

Minding your mind

Minding your mind
April 3, 2014 No Comments »

A ubiquitous experience of the modern university student is stress. Every single one of us experiences it to some degree. The problem is, more and more of us are facing crippling stress and that’s not okay. Students now are under ... Read More »

Letter: Sexual partners still a big issue

April 3, 2014 No Comments »

RE: “USecrets not positive space,” Tuesday, April 2, 2014. To The Editor: After reading the Sex Issue, the Gazette feature “What is your Kill Count” and yesterday’s letter, I have finally had enough of The Gazette vapidly pushing the tired ... Read More »

The wrath is finally over

April 3, 2014 2 Comments »

This year, there’s been an ongoing joke with The Gazette that I have worked at the newspaper for 100 years. While slightly — okay, very — hyperbolic, the sentiment is truthful. I have been working here for a long time, ... Read More »

Candidacy bungle not all Helfand’s fault

Candidacy bungle not all Helfand’s fault
April 2, 2014 No Comments »

Nixon had Watergate, Chretien had sponsorship and Matt Helfand has not being an undergraduate student and technically not being allowed to run for president. We may have to think of a more succinct name for that one. Flashback to December ... Read More »

Letter: No microwaves hurt our success

April 2, 2014 No Comments »

To The Editor: A couple of weeks ago, I went to use the microwave at Quotes Café in the Weldon Library. It was gone. So I went to use the microwave in the UCC. It was also gone. I finally ... Read More »

The price of slavery

April 2, 2014 No Comments »

If today I informed you that you supported slavery, you probably wouldn’t agree. Yet if we reflect on it, we realize that through our purchases we indirectly contribute to a complex system of modern-day slavery. The reality is that almost ... Read More »

Letter: USecrets not positive space

April 2, 2014 No Comments »

To the Editor: USecrets Western has recently taken Western’s social media sphere by storm. It’s a typical university community page where students post anonymously for their peers to comment. Over the past couple weeks, I have been noticing a controversial ... Read More »

A final Zalty surprise

April 1, 2014 No Comments »

Ah, Western, what to say now, at the end? I set out to teach this university, but in the end it was the university who taught me. There’s no getting around it — goodbyes are hard. Not just because of ... Read More »

USC takes positive step away from oil

USC takes positive step away from oil
March 28, 2014 No Comments »

Our oil investments are bad and we should feel bad. Yes, our University Students’ Council is officially considering divesting from oil, which astute readers might recognize as the gooey stuff that fuels our cars, heats up our skies and turns ... Read More »

Letter: Chakma and strat plan need proper defence

March 28, 2014 9 Comments »

RE: “Chak this up to inequality,” Tuesday, March 25 To the Editor: Youth unemployment has become an epidemic in North America as many students completing their undergraduate studies realize that it’s near impossible to find jobs related to their degrees, ... Read More »