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From Recording Engineer to Retail Worker to Future Lawyer: Nick’s Experience of University as a Thirtysomething Mature Student

Nick is a double-major in Political Science and Philosophy at UWindsor. He's the President of UWindsor's Philosophy Club and assistant editor to the University's academic journal Informal Logic. Currently in his fourth year, he will be pursuing his Master's degree in Philosophy in the Fall 2022 semester. Afterwards, he will be attending Windsor Law in order to become a human rights lawyer. Nick is also a mature student. He began his university career in his thirties and has worked a variety of jobs from the music industry to retail before going back to school. He dealt with undiagnosed ADHD until

By |Mon, Feb 14th, 2022, 9:55AM|Arts + Culture, News|

The Ambassador Bridge is now open following protests

The Ambassador Bridge is open after a week of protests. The Blockade ‘Dumb and Silent, we are led to slaughter like sheep.’ That’s what one sign read at a protest blocking Huron Church Road in Windsor. For 7-days, protesters blocked the largest international border crossing in North America, the corridor responsible for ¼ of all Canada-US cross-border trade.  Huron Church Road and other roads leading to the Ambassador Bridge were partially or fully obstructed by protestors. Windsor police and Campus Community police are present to monitor the situation. They have made themselves at home, several trucks, tents and portable toilets-

By |Mon, Feb 14th, 2022, 9:28AM|News|

How Accurate is Netflix’s Emily in Paris? Francophones Respond

Emily in Paris is a Netflix Original dramedy about an American expat in Paris. The eponymous Emily works at a marketing firm in the City of Lights, but struggles to be accepted by her French colleagues. As she navigates a variety of culture shocks, she slowly starts to make friends, and even falls in love with her neighbor.  It all sounds like a swell time of a TV show, a perfect opportunity to escape our dreary world of Zoom calls and Covid scares. North American viewers thought so at least, many of them raving over Emily in Paris’ delicious escapism.

By |Tue, Feb 8th, 2022, 2:43PM|Arts + Culture, News|

Opinion: What 17th-Century Philosopher Thomas Hobbes can Teach us About Masks, Vaccine Mandates, and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Thomas Hobbes was a 17th-century English political philosopher. Among other intellectual achievements, Hobbes developed the theory of the social contract in a way that no philosopher before him had. In so doing, he essentially launched the field of modern political thought and laid the building blocks of liberalism and liberal philosophy. His theory of the social contract remains as relevant as ever in this age of mask-wearing, vaccine mandates, and COVID-19.  Hobbes’ theory goes something like this: before we had government, humanity lived in a state of nature. In this anarchical state, everyone had to fend for themselves. There was

By |Thu, Feb 3rd, 2022, 9:18AM|Opinions, Politics|

Resilience in the Return: How Lancer Athletes are Preparing to Restart the Competition Season

Student-athletes can resume training. As of January 31, the province started to lift the lockdown restrictions; including the reopening of gyms. For over a month, both Lancer athletes, as well as athletes across the OUA, had to put a pause on their respective seasons as a consequence of the shutdown in late December. There was much uncertainty as to whether or not teams would even continue their seasons and if the work put in for half the year would be in vain. Alongside the announcement came the hope that the remainder of the season would go on as expected; however,

By |Mon, Jan 31st, 2022, 10:44AM|News, Sports|

My Journey to UWindsor from Mexico City

I arrived in Canada to see Windsor and the campus for the first time, after studying remote from Mexico for my first semester. If you are an international student, just like me, I know it can feel overwhelming to move across the world alone, especially in the middle of a pandemic, and not knowing exactly when you can go back home. I would like to share my journey to the University of Windsor.

By |Tue, Jan 25th, 2022, 2:35PM|News, Opinions|

UWindsor’s (Long Awaited) Return to Campus

The University of Windsor will return to in-person learning on January 31.  On January 17, a second statement was released by University President Dr. Robert Gordon and Interim Provost Dr. Patti Weir containing information regarding the return to campus, in line with their December 17 announcement, which promised to give two weeks' notice prior to the return. It outlines the measures the University will be taking to keep campus safe: COVID-19 vaccination policy Daily screening requirements through a self-assessment questionnaire  Building access protocols (QR code scanning)  Heightened on-campus contact tracing  Masking and physical distance requirements  Encouragement of hand and respiratory

By |Tue, Jan 25th, 2022, 2:12PM|News|

Numb to the News: How We Become Desensitized in Wake of Tragic Events

The news of the shooting at Oxford High School, a suburb of Detroit, Mi. flashed across headlines last month. Ethan Crumble, a 15-year-old sophomore had taken a gun to school and fired several rounds before being taken into custody by police. By then, he had already killed 3 students and injured 7 others. A fourth student would later die from injuries in the hospital. This was one of 48 U.S. school shootings that happened in 2021 and by now the cycle plays out like a well-rehearsed choreography. There is a violent attack. The news echoes into our cars and living rooms

By |Tue, Jan 25th, 2022, 10:49AM|News, Opinions, Politics|

Being @arthoejoe_ : How a First-Year Art Student at UWindsor Gained InstaFame from her K-pop-Inspired Art

Joe is just your regular 18-year-old. She’s a first-year student at the University of Windsor in the Concurrent Visual Arts and Education program. She’s a big fan of Korean music, especially K-pop. She loves to create colorful pieces of art featuring her favorite artists, or ‘idols’ as they are typically known within the Korean music community. She has an Instagram account by the username of @arthoejoe_ where she shares her colorful creations with the world. Oh, and by the way, she has an Instagram following of about 40,000 people. A year ago, Joe also created an Etsy shop by the

By |Mon, Jan 24th, 2022, 10:06AM|Arts + Culture, Technology|
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