Opinion

USC president to Gazette: Launch an investigation

August 27, 2014 2 Comments »

Letter to the editor: There is nothing more integral to a healthy democracy than a free press.  Although the University Students’ Council is the publisher of The Gazette, it is also  frequently the subject of The Gazette’s coverage. It is ... Read More »

Gazette issues apology for Frosh Edition

August 27, 2014 10 Comments »

To our readers, The Gazette would like to apologize for our Frosh Issue. The editorial board of The Gazette worked hard on the publication and our aim was to put out an entertaining issue for first-year students and Western as ... Read More »

Drinking and drug use also no joke

August 26, 2014 1 Comment »

RE: “O-week drinking game,” “Drugs: Advice for your Western experience,” Tuesday, August 19, 2014 To the editor: Welcoming back our frosh students with activities that are both fun and safe is a high priority for the university. After all, this ... Read More »

Response to criticism of the Frosh Issue

August 26, 2014 16 Comments »

To our readers, Over the past few days, concerns have been raised surrounding articles that appeared in our annual Frosh Issue, released on Tuesday, August 19. Regardless of the specific controversies surrounding certain pieces, it should be clear that The ... Read More »

Dating a TA is no joke

August 25, 2014 25 Comments »

RE: “So you want to date a teaching assistant?” Tuesday, August 19, 2014 To the editor: I want to express how disappointed I am with the column, “So you want to date a teaching assistant,”in The Gazette’s August 19 edition. ... Read More »

Politicians need to realize students aren’t a fringe issue

Politicians need to realize students aren’t a fringe issue
June 6, 2014 No Comments »

With less than a week to go in the provincial elections, students find themselves in prestigious company along with sex offenders, axe murderers and Justin Bieber, in that they are all not being talked about on the campaign trail. Yes ... Read More »

Unused innovation fund a waste of everyone’s time

May 17, 2014 No Comments »

Innovation, in the very essence of the word, is to introduce something new. So you would think that an “innovation fund” implies that money is being used on something, well, new. But, as with many things involving the University Students’ ... Read More »

Productivity key to true summer lovin’

May 17, 2014 No Comments »

It’s easy to forget just how long a university summer break is – after all, for around 17 years of our lives in elementary and secondary school, the majority of us have been trained to consider only July and August ... Read More »

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 »