Where Are We Failing?

Consent awareness is a popular topic in social education these days. During orientation week and throughout the year, Western organizes several consent awareness and education activities. That being said, I have noticed that there is a lot of confusion about what consent really is. As a residence advisor, I often overhear students talking about “consent”... Continue Reading →

Zika Virus Could Become Pandemic

This past week, panic embraced scientists across the world as they realized that the Zika virus has the potential to become a global pandemic, with four million cases predicted for this year alone. Meanwhile, US scientists warned that it could take a decade before a vaccine could be made publicly available. The World Health Organization’s... Continue Reading →

It’s All About State of Mind

Sometimes we have the tendency to try to take control over everything in our lives.  We desire for things to go as planned, things to be presented to us on time, and for everything to work out a certain way.  And when things don’t unfold exactly the way we were hoping them to, we can... Continue Reading →

Out of Context- a Week in My Life

A week in the life of me; a medical science student/daughter/part-time worker/gamer, through out of context quotations.   “Now, let’s look at the pressure gradient. That is, if you believe pressure gradients even exist.”   “He drunk my soul as a breakfast smoothie, so I ate his spleen for breakfast. Only one of those was a metaphor,... Continue Reading →

Hooray for Haute Couture

No city does haute couture better than Paris, the fashion capital of the world. This week, I was treated to a continuous stream of images from Haute Couture Fashion Week on my Instagram feed. Given my obsession for all things related to style and design, my fingers began feverishly double-tapping posts as I browsed through... Continue Reading →

Mythbusters: Sexual Abuse Edition

In honour of Abuse Awareness Month, I thought to write a short FAQ page to introduce the topic of sexual assault and to eliminate some misconceptions surrounding it. Of course I know what sexual abuse is. I have a TV. People generally understand the basic sense of sexual abuse. It’s where a person is coerced... Continue Reading →

Mental Health Resources at Western

While Bell's #BellLetsTalk campaign may be seen by some as a marketing ploy, there is no argument that mental health is still stigmatized by society. Whether Bell's intentions are true or not, the campaigns does spread awareness about the silence that surrounds mental health. Today, with every tweet using #BellLetsTalk, the organization will donate 5¢ towards mental... Continue Reading →

To Sushi or Not to Sushi

su·shi ˈso͞oSHē/ noun sushi a Japanese dish consisting of small balls or rolls of vinegar-flavored cold cooked rice served with a garnish of raw fish, vegetables, or egg. For the longest time, I could not get past the idea of eating raw fish... it completely grossed me out. But, I also try to live by... Continue Reading →

Languages Around the Globe

  What if we all spoke the same language? If everyone’s native tongue was the same, would we be better off? I can say with certainty that we’d have better communication between all people across the globe. But, what would happen to the culture that is embodied by each individual language? Each language represents a... Continue Reading →

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