Student Life

We’ve Returned to Campus- but how do UWindsor Students Really Feel?

University of Windsor students started to return to campus this term.   This move came following nearly two years of virtual learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it is not exactly business as usual, as enhanced safety measures are prevalent throughout campus. What may be more obvious, though, is the enthusiasm that many students are feeling about being back.  “I [like] coming to the University and attending class because it’s more interactive,” student Diksha says. “In an online class, the lecture is going on and you’re listening, but there’s no [actual] interaction.”  Feelings of isolation that come along with

By |Tue, Mar 29th, 2022, 3:15PM|News|

Pants-less Zoom Presentations and Full-Glam ’Fits: How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Affected Fashion

It’s been two years since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Everything about our lives has changed, from the ways we eat to the ways we get around. The way we dress has changed as well. With nowhere to go and no one to see, many of us have adopted a much more casual look—perhaps a little too casual, as attested by the many headlines of public figures accidentally revealing that they were not wearing pants during a Zoom session. But has everyone adopted a more lax sense of style during these unprecedented times? We reached out to UWindsor students

By |Fri, Mar 18th, 2022, 9:16AM|Arts + Culture, News|

Hungry on UWindsor Campus? Here are Some of the Best Spots to Grab a Bite to Eat

The University of Windsor is surrounded by a wide variety of restaurants and cafes- a quick Google search of ‘restaurants near UWindsor’ will leave you overwhelmed with dozens of options. To help make the decision a bit easier, this article will take you through some of the best spots on and around campus to stop for a meal between classes.    Green Bean Café is a quaint and cozy spot located on the lower level of the University Community Church at 2320 Wyandotte Street West, and it might just be the best place around campus to do some studying over

By |Fri, Feb 25th, 2022, 2:44PM|Arts + Culture, News|

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|

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|

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|

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|
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