First Annual Grit n’ Wit Lives up to Name

By: Trevor Lilly On Saturday, September 22, WCSU hosted its first annual Grit n’ Wit event. Students, faculty, and staff alike could compete in teams of up to 6 people in a mile-long obstacle course winding through most of the midtown campus. Keeping true to its name, the course featured both physical and mental challenges…

Get to Know the Aussie Lingo

By: Allee Feuerman Since Australia does not speak a foreign language like most countries across the world, you would think it would be easy to understand what they are saying. But honestly, sometimes I think it would be easier to understand these Aussie’s if they were speaking Mandarin. Australian slang is something you will get…

Being a Tourist Disguised as a Local

By: Allee Feuerman     I’ve fallen pretty hard for Melbourne during my time studying abroad here, and it wasn’t until I travelled to Sydney that I realized how much I love it. There’s nothing wrong with Sydney of course, although if you ask a born and raised Melburnian I’m sure they’ll tell you otherwise….

Who Run the World? Squirrels.

by: Leslie Pizzagalli     There is a question that crosses my mind often while walking through Midtown to class: why are college squirrels so friendly? I have experienced several instances where the squirrels on Western’s campus approach my feet without hesitation. I have witnessed squirrels leap onto the tables outside the Student Center while…

ISEP (International Student Exchange Program) Catherine’s Advice #2

  by: Catherine McConkey Since my last post, I have experienced one of my greatest adventures so far, creating memories that will last a lifetime. During the month of November, I was lucky enough to travel to Canada for a few days and witness the magnificent Niagara Falls and explore the beautiful city of Toronto….

Relationships in College: A Survival Guide

by: Juliana Paschoalini Relationships in college can be hard, and they might not be right for everyone. I know we’ve all heard the same “relationships are a lot of responsibility” advice a million times, but they really are. A relationship is similar to buying a dog…the only difference being that dogs can’t cheat on you…

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…