Opinions

What It’s Like to Be in Your Last Year of College: UWindsor Seniors Reflect on their University Careers and Experiences with Senioritis

You’re lying in bed, peacefully asleep, when your alarm clock goes off. You stagger awake, trying to force your eyes open for your 10:00 a.m. class., which is about to start in precisely 2 minutes. You maniacally grab your laptop, open Blackboard, and sit through your first class, half-assedly taking notes while inhaling a cup of coffee. Class ends. You go to your other classes, do your readings, write your assignments, and go back to sleep.  Rinse and repeat. The days wear on, and your motivation wears out. By day 302, you’re skipping some classes, doing assignments at the last

By |Tue, Nov 23rd, 2021, 11:01AM|Opinions|

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|

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|

The Lance is back: what does it all mean?!

Well, 2021 has been quite a year, hasn’t it? We here at The Lance are COVID conscious, as we all must be. It is difficult to publish a student newspaper, even online, when reporters can’t cover stories when the campus is semi-closed. But we have been building a new Lance that covers and reflects the UWindsor community in these COVID-19 times. So, welcome to The Lance, UWindsor's student newspaper, featuring a new site that we hope to build as we go, and featuring a new cast of characters bringing you the news at the U. Our vision is an online

By |Thu, Sep 16th, 2021, 9:57AM|Opinions|

Opinion: A New Opportunity: Establishing a Relationship Between CMF and Lancer Athletics

by: Justin Peters  There is a dearth of on-campus media coverage for Lancer varsity teams, and it needs to be addressed. The University of Windsor campus community deserves quality coverage of varsity sport. If it weren’t for the news pieces written by students in Dr. Craig Greenham’s Newsroom course that supplies content to the Lance, students wouldn’t be plugged into our sports scene. This year is a bit of an exception, given that our Lancers are not actively competing. Moving forward, however, students should make the most of our opportunities to provide and consume coverage. As vaccines become more widely

By |Fri, Apr 16th, 2021, 11:34AM|Arts + Culture, Opinions, Sports|

OPINION: Table Tennis Should be a Varsity Sport

by: Derek Marshall When is the last time the University of Windsor, or U Sports for that matter, added a new competitive varsity sport to the lineup? No seriously, I’m asking, because I don’t know, and it is hard to pin down an exact date. Nonetheless, it is safe to say that it has been a while, especially considering the rate at which society is constantly evolving. To the outside observer, the university sports menu looks stagnant.  It feels like the same 12 varsity sport offerings have remained constant through time. So, it is time to mix things up. U

By |Fri, Apr 9th, 2021, 3:39PM|Opinions, Sports|

The Grand Return to Sport

by: Derek Marshall As the saying goes, you don’t really know what you’ve got until it’s gone. Many members of the University of Windsor community find this to be true when it comes to Lancers sports. The COVID-19 pandemic has sidelined the traditional sport competitions that are usually part of the campus buzz. It’s contributed to this dearth of campus experience – we all feel it, not just the students. Looking forward, however, this break from varsity athletics may result in a revitalized appreciation for campus athletic competitions.  Could this be a rare silver lining in what’s been a pretty

By |Fri, Apr 9th, 2021, 3:37PM|Opinions, Sports|

Zoom Guise: Not exactly what you thought

Have students stopped wearing pants to class? Although students are social distancing, the online learning space gives virtual classmates a tiny window into each other’s personal spaces. But only from the waist up. The virtual classroom has changed the way students see each other. And for all we know, professors are under the guise too. What looks like an office could very well be a quiet corner in a basement or a bedroom with a few certificates hung on the walls. Class lectures and discussions are generally the same, but the landscape of the virtual classroom has changed. Today students

By |Tue, Mar 30th, 2021, 7:12PM|Arts + Culture, News, Opinions|

No Small Task : A Conversation With Anti-Black Racism Task Force Members

by: Donneyha Ellis Geohagen “I am optimistic that the task force will do what it was created to do,” says Anti-Black Racism Task Force co-chair Jessica Bona-Mensah. What the task force has been created to do is wide-ranging: collect data to best identify and review policies, programs, pedagogical practices, and research about racism on campus. Created in Fall 2020, the task force is made up of racialized faculty members and students and acts as an advisory board to the President. While approaching the initiative with open minds, task force members are maintaining a critical eye. The University of Windsor’s Students’ Association representative to

By |Tue, Mar 23rd, 2021, 11:43PM|News, Opinions|

A Deeper Look at the Anti-Black Racism on Campus

by: Donneyha Ellis Geohagen A series of racially charged incidents, the establishment of an anti-Black racism task force, the sudden departure of the University of Windsor’s Vice-President of Student Experience. It would appear there’s a problem with race at UWindsor. This semester I will be taking a look at racism at the University of Windsor. My reporting will cover the broad efforts administration is undertaking, such as the work of the task force. I will assess its effectiveness in combating not just overt anti-Black racism, but also the micro-aggressions Black and other People of Colour face on campus. But experiencing

By |Tue, Mar 23rd, 2021, 11:38PM|News, Opinions|