Wage Gap Protest Questioned

The Morrissey House pub now offers female customers a discount to comment on the inequality in job wages, but some Western students are debating: has this made a difference? As of January 6th, female pub-goers are offered a 13% discount for meals on Monday nights. On the Morrissey house blog, pub owner Mark Serre states... Continue Reading →

HOCO and Hedonism

The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde is a novel that meditates on the nature of hedonism, a philosophical principle in which sensual pleasure is valued above morality. The protagonist of the story, Dorian, marvels over the transient nature of his life when he sees his portrait, whose beauty, unlike his own, will last... Continue Reading →

How a Bronze Statue Changed Wall Street

On International Women’s Day, the world woke up to images of a statue depicting a young girl standing defiantly in front of Wall Street’s “Charging Bull”. This statue, known as the “Fearless Girl”, was created by artist Kristen Visbal and installed by State Street Global Advisors to raise awareness about the lack of female representation... Continue Reading →

Mental Health is No Game : a PSA

I designed this poster to raise awareness about the reality and seriousness of mental health, and increase viewers’ understanding of those struggling with an invisible illness. I decided upon my my target audience--viewers between the ages of 14 and 50 (with video game experience)--because this demographic is highly affected by mental health issues and has lots of contact... Continue Reading →

Dance, Charity & Awareness

Each year, UWO Dance Force puts on an end of year show to showcase their talents as well as raise money for a charity decided on at the beginning of the year. This year, they have chosen the IBD Foundation. Their purpose is to enhance the quality of life of people living with Inflammatory Bowel... Continue Reading →

Am I a Feminist?

One of the first books I ever received was the Dr Seuss classic, “Oh, The Places That You’ll Go”. I’m sure many of you remember it – the classic, multi-coloured swirls, striped and fluffy trees in the staple at many local libraries. Years later and on the brink of commencing the next chapter of my... 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 →

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