Purple Sex: It’s Better in Public

Sex and sexuality are so prevalent in political and social discourses today, but the protests, the policies, and the executive orders so rarely come from the actual bodies in question. Purple Sex, Western’s only annual creative writing show, is here to give those bodies the chance to share their own thoughts, experiences, and feelings in…

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Mental Health and the Importance of Long-Table Discussion

As this year’s SASAH Department Representative for the Arts and Humanities Students’ Council, I met with our director, Joel, and asked him what events he wished to see happen this year. He mentioned that Fourth-Year SASAH student Meg Cormack’s original play, Squalls of Glass, was looking to put on a discussion surrounding mental health. I…

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Yes, We Still Have to Talk About the Environment

We’re in a giant car heading towards a brick wall and everyone’s arguing over where they’re going to sit. There’s a huge problem, one that puts all our lives at risk, and yet it is a problem that the world we’ve constructed around ourselves won’t let us solve — this world often won’t even let…

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Finding Poetry in Science

The contest between artistic and scientific pursuits is not well grounded, nor is it necessary. Rather, the two subjects can be connected and celebrated together. In conversation at the 2016 Words Festival in London Ontario, Madhur Anand, Shane Neilson, and Joel Faflak discussed at great length the intersection between different fields of study, the impact…

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Talk Wordy to Me

In only its third year running, Words Fest united literary minds from around London and internationally from November 4-6th at Museum London. In support of the noble effort to bring together authors, poets, singers, graphic novelists, publishers, screenwriters, readers, and listeners, the museum graciously donated its space and the galleries in it — rife with…

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March 26th, 2015: CONCERT SERIES! “Freedom!?”

“Freedom!?” Thursday, March 26th | 7 – 9PM | IGAB ATRIUM Western University Kelly Jazvac’s Art Now! class (VAS 2275B) Sound Art by Christof Migone’s Advanced Audio class (VAS 3351/4451B) Concert performances by Sharon Wei’s The 21st Century Musician (Music 9101) With food and drink. A FREE EVENT, EVERYONE WELCOME! Co-sponsored by the Department of…

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