Archive | February, 2014

A volunteer program that partners young girls with university girls has been put on hold. <br /> Photo by Kelcey Wright <br />

ChicksCLIC will return in fall

Jennifer Choy has found more free time opening up in her agenda this year even with a heavier class schedule. This is Choy’s second year as a member of the ChicksCLIC program at Western University, except this year things with ChicksCLIC are very different. This year, the club is not operating. ChicksCLIC is an on-campus […]

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Nature in the City is a lecture series about the urban wild. <br /> Photo by Ben Fraser <br />

Londoners flock to nature talks

Canada geese, insect intelligence and urban forests are luring Londoners from their winter dens in droves to attend an ongoing series of nature talks. The lecture series—titled Nature in the City—has been providing a break from the abnormally cold and snowy winter every Tuesday night since Jan. 14 at Wolf Performance Hall on Dundas Street […]

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Dobbin started knitting four years ago when she joined Western University’s Knitting Society. <br /> Photo by Francis Siebert <br />

Knitting: Not just your grandma’s hobby

Every Wednesday evening, Jillian Dobbin grabs her bag of yarn and needles and meets up with a group of knitters. She likes to knit dishcloths, scarves and hats. Except Dobbin isn’t your traditional grey-haired granny — at 22, she is part of a growing trend of young adult knitters. “When I first started knitting and […]

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Ideas for new sex trade laws fighting to see the light 
<br /> Photo by Karmen Wells <br />

One spotlight not enough for prostitution debate

It’s easy to judge a prostitute with a passing glance. Some might feel sad for them, others disgusted. But probably few can  say they’ve ever tried to understand them and their situations. After a recent Supreme Court ruling and a police operation, many want to have their say on how Canadian law should address prostitution. Operation […]

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