A World Where Time Stood Still

This past reading week, I had the opportunity to travel to Nicaragua in Central America with a team of 11 other students and 2 supervisors from Western for the Alternative Spring Break program. I had no idea of the situation I was walking into, and I could never have imagined the experiences that I would... Continue Reading →

Braving the Burrito Bowl

When I was travelling through Toronto’s Pearson Airport during Reading Week, I came across a food establishment called Smoke’s Burritorie. It specialized in – you guessed it – burritos and burrito bowls. That afternoon, I just happened to be craving the latter, so you can imagine my excitement when I laid eyes on the menu.... 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 →

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 →

European Trapped Inside a Canadian Body

Wanderlust. A German word meaning a strong desire to travel. Today, our world is so interconnected, providing ample opportunities to explore new lands and cultures. There’s just something about venturing into the unknown that makes it so appealing. With all the technology we have today, it is so very easy to metaphorically travel from the... Continue Reading →

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