On Starting Over

Whenever I’d make a great pencil drawing, with detail, light, and shadows, and layers of pencil shading, I never knew when to say “it’s done”. Instead, every time I’d take it out, I’d take out a pencil and continue going over the dark parts, even if it made no visible difference.  Why? It wasn’t because... Continue Reading →

Spot the Difference

I live on the east side of campus, so most mornings I can be found trudging across the bridge, past Delaware Hall, and up UC hill to get to class. It was on one of these commutes that I noticed the sign on the right, an advertisement for upper year residence at Western. The black... Continue Reading →

The Art of Slow Living

"Alright, I need to get from Spencer Engineering to Natural Science in eight minutes. I have a lab meeting from 12:30-2:30, followed by a 3 hour lecture, and then I have to write this paper due next week. Music in, world out. Ready, set, go." This is what runs through my mind every morning after... Continue Reading →

6 Steps To Survive your All-nighter

Another year at western has already started and our calendars are already getting marked for quizzes, midterms and essays. Students often find themselves procrastinating for yet another test or midterm, just to find themselves pulling another all-nighter. Over my years in high school, I believe that I have gained enough experience to give advice to my... Continue Reading →

11 Ways to Save Money as a Student

1. Use the coupons from your student handbook. The student handbook Western puts out every year often has a few coupons in the back that can be pretty useful. Most of them are for food vendors, but there might be a couple useful entertainment coupons as well. 2. Shop at thrift stores like Goodwill and... Continue Reading →

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