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 →

Pick Your Superpower

If you could have any superpower what would it be and why? I was recently asked this question during an interview, and it made me think. Superheroes have fighting powers:  they’re fast,  they’re strong, they have super hearing or x-ray vision, they can fly . . . It makes sense.  We evolved in a world where... 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 →

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