Award-Winning Screenwriter Visits Scriptwriting Class

by: Sophia Pizzo (Donata Carelli, center, with Professor Louisa Burns-Bisogno, center right, and Burns-Bisogno’s screenwriting class) On October 4th, the students of Professor Louisa Burns-Bisogno’s COM242 course, “Script Writing,” welcomed a very special guest. Italian writer Donata Carelli presented her film, 2 Euros an Hour, which won the Bronze Zenith award at the 2016 Montreal…

Leaves Are Falling, I-84 is Crawling

by: Leslie Pizzagalli Being a commuter and a first-time transfer student is no simple task, and those of us who take four wheels to Western in the morning (or afternoon… or night…) can agree that I-84 is no joyride. Nevertheless, the vibrant walkway of leaves during the first few months of the fall semester make the…

Western Writing Students Share Internship Experiences and Advice

by Sophie Pizzo Professor Roche, left, with speakers Markus Elken, Michael Medeiros, and Victoria Arbour When it comes to internships, students often have a lot of questions. Internships can seem like mythical creatures, ever-elusive in today’s increasingly competitive job market. How do you find the internship that’s right for you? How do you even get…