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UWindsor Students Create Windsor-Specific Meme Accounts to Cheer Up Community in Covid Times

What do you get when you put together a pandemic, the ensuing social isolation and boredom, and Internet-savvy college students? Memes, of course. Assuming you don’t live under a rock, you have surely noticed that a variety of meme accounts lightly poking fun at the University of Windsor and the city of Windsor have recently cropped up on social media. These accounts have garnered the attention of thousands of students and Windsorites alike and have provided an outlet for lighthearted fun in these desolate times. The Lance reached out to the creators behind these accounts to learn why they decided

By |Wed, Apr 20th, 2022, 1:38PM|Arts + Culture, Technology|

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|

How student voters are impacting Federal elections

It was an ordinary day for Grant Connolly, 23, a University of Windsor student on his way to cast an advanced ballot in the 2021 federal election. Accompanied by his family, Connolly said he was excited to cast his vote in Belle River, Ont. knowing he was completing his civic duty as a Canadian citizen. “I felt like I am exercising my right as a Canadian citizen,” said Connolly. “The fact that we live in a country that my vote can be heard ... every vote matters and every vote counts.” An issue which really pushed Connolly to the polls

By |Mon, Sep 27th, 2021, 8:40AM|News, Politics|
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