Archive | February, 2013

uMentioned issues? Students open up on Facebook page

Poetry, love confessions and personal testimonials – anything goes on the uMentioned Western Facebook page. And all with complete anonymity. Each post is an act of trust. Each represents faith in a complete stranger. And so far it seems to be working. On a campus of more than 30,000 students, these anonymous Facebook posts have […]

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Youth want to connect with next pope

Jordan Moffatt hopes that the next Holy Father will reach out to Catholic youth. Moffatt, a 23-year-old university graduate, was raised Catholic and still identifies with the church, but describes himself as a “non-practicing, non-believing Catholic.” “I’d like to see the next pope be someone a bit more moderate,” Moffatt said. “I’m not saying they need […]

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Arab cinema comes to Western

The lights go down in the quiet screening room in the basement of the University College building at Western University. The room is empty except for Sam Khalil, a friend of hers, and a curious journalism student. “Maybe we should wait five minutes,” said Khalil, teaching assistant for Arabic 1030: Arabic for Beginners. But nobody […]

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Hard metal, fast cash and easy crime

Two days before Robert Munroe took possession of his new house on Hyatt Avenue in London, it was robbed. The thieves broke in at night and made off with some valuable metal. But they didn’t take gold bars or platinum coins. They took copper. “All the copper pipes had been stripped from the house. A […]

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Western University: Faculty of Information & Media Studies

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