Author Archive | Katie Starr

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The Russians are (still) coming!

“You American?” The taxi driver asks the man in the backseat. His accent is thick and vaguely Eastern European. A terse nod from the passenger causes the driver to break out into a wide smile. “Welcome to Moscow!” he says. And then cars start exploding, a beautiful spy sultrily unzips her black leather suit and […]

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Livin’ la vida local

Calantha Elsby’s refrigerator is almost bare. All it holds is milk, a few eggs and a container of whey, a by-product of cheese that Elsby makes in her Elora, Ont. apartment. But don’t think Elsby goes hungry. Her refrigerator is nearly empty, but her freezer is overflowing with produce from last summer. Peaches, Brussels sprouts […]

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Triathletes cycle while campus sleeps

By the time most Western University students get out of bed on a Friday morning, the members of the Western Triathlon Club have already gotten in not just one workout, but three. Practice starts bright and early at 6:30 a.m., but their morning begins even earlier. Jacqueline Rennebohm, a third-year environmental health student, woke up  at […]

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Will students say ‘cheers’ to local craft beers?

Dan Chick has trekked through a snowstorm for a beer. Not just any beer, though. A double chocolate cherry stout that goes down “like velvet,” says the 21-year-old Western University accounting student as he takes another sip, eddies of snow swirling outside the window. The streets are empty as cars stay off the slick roads, […]

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