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Ford Government Won’t Challenge Ontario Court of Appeal Decision on Student Choice Initiative, UWSA Breathes “Sigh of Relief”

The Ford government has announced that it would not challenge the Ontario Court of Appeal's decision on its controversial Student Choice Initiative (SCI).  The SCI, introduced in 2019, allowed students to opt out of paying certain ancillary fees, notably those that funded various campus organizations. The decrease in funding that resulted from the opt-out forced organizations like student unions and radio stations to lay off staff and scale down services.  After a successful court challenge initiated by the Canadian Federation of Students and the York Federation of Students in Spring 2019, the Ontario Divisional Court struck down the SCI in

By |Tue, Nov 16th, 2021, 4:42PM|News, Politics|

Some of the Most Underrated Science Electives for Non-Science Majors at UWindsor

As part of their degree requirements, most humanities and social science students at UWindsor are required to take at least two science courses. Just when you thought you had finally escaped science after getting your grade 10 SNC2D credit in high school, your postsecondary institution has swooped in and required you to once again face the world of numbers, cells and atoms!  Based on personal experience, I find that most non-science students at UWindsor opt for the same science electives—usually Introduction to Astronomy I and II (PHYS-1000 and PHYS-1010), Computer Concepts for End-Users (COMP-1047), and Natural Hazards and Disasters (ESCI-1000). 

By |Mon, Nov 8th, 2021, 4:46PM|News, Technology|

Online Learning from 3,624 km Away

University can be difficult to navigate at uncomplicated times. But when international students faced the need to learn from distances of 3,624 km because of COVID, the university became less about navigation and more about surviving the online learning experience. Here are some examples of how you can get the best university experience (and make your tuition worth it) even if you are far away.

By |Thu, Nov 4th, 2021, 10:30AM|News, Opinions|

The Lance Halloween Special: Haunted Buildings on Campus

The University of Windsor is a pretty old school. I mean, you probably could have guessed that from the deteriorating quality of some of its infrastructure, but I digress. In fact, UWindsor was originally founded in 1857 as Assumption College, a Roman Catholic school meant to prepare students for theological seminaries. Wildly enough, that makes the school older than Confederation, instituted 10 years later. The University of Windsor did not actually become the University of Windsor—i.e., a public, non-denominational, and comprehensive post-secondary learning institution—until 1962. Given that our school has over 160 years of history, it must also have its

By |Fri, Oct 29th, 2021, 11:10AM|Arts + Culture|

UWindsor’s Student Content Creators: In Conversation with Linden Crain, Carly Coombe, and Hope Monaco

Unbeknownst to many students at UWindsor, they may be crossing paths with Internet-famous content creators in their very own school’s hallways. To discover more about what it’s like to be a student and digital creator, I reached out to UWindsor's very own Linden Crain, creator and host of the Coffee with Crainer podcast, Carly Coombe, the bookstagrammer behind Beauty n’ Her Books, and Hope Monaco, the food blogger behind Local Plant Eater. What kind of media brands do these students run? What got them into media in the first place? How do they juggle being a student and digital creator? Let’s find out!

By |Wed, Oct 27th, 2021, 11:17AM|Arts + Culture, Technology|

Unpopular Opinions: Why I Prefer Online Learning to In-Person Learning

On Wednesday, October 6, 2021, in its official Return to Campus e-newsletter, the University of Windsor announced that most Winter 2022 courses would be delivered in person or include an in-person component. Courses at UWindsor have not been delivered mainly in person since March 19, 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic began gaining ground in Canada and it became necessary to transition courses to an entirely online format to ensure the community’s safety. In the Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 semesters, courses remained online for the most part. This semester, courses have also mostly remained online, but a few have been

By |Tue, Oct 12th, 2021, 4:52PM|News, Opinions|

How Are UWindsor Students Feeling in the Wake of Sexual Assault Reports & Allegations at Western University?

Trigger Warning: This article includes discussions of sexual assault which may be upsetting to some readers. On Friday, September 17, at noon, about 9,000 students at Western University participated in a walkout from class, as reported by Global News.  The goal of this walkout? To protest what students termed “a culture of misogyny” on campus following a series of sexual assault reports and allegations the week prior.  Allegations that up to 30 women were drugged and sexually assaulted at Medway-Sydenham Hall—a first-year residence at the University—surfaced online, as reported by CBC News. These allegations have not been confirmed or formally

By |Tue, Oct 5th, 2021, 1:51PM|News|

The Rise of Discord Among Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic roughly a year and a half ago, students have had to get creative to connect with others and make friends. Lockdowns, social distancing mandates, and the transition from in-person to mainly online schooling at various colleges and universities, including UWindsor, have precluded young people from socializing with their peers in person. However, Discord, the online chatting platform, seems to have afforded them a viable alternative.  THE DISCORD ORIGIN STORY According to the company, Discord was originally created in 2015 as a platform where gamers could build communities and chat but has since attracted

By |Mon, Sep 27th, 2021, 8:46AM|News, Technology|