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Western Ontario Features

6 Reasons You Made the Right Choice to Move Away for School

By Brooke Horrobin
September 19, 2014 - 12:45am

Although you’ve probably burnt a hole in either your parents’ or your own pocket right now with all the money it costs to move away, you have to think you did it for a reason.  Don’t worry, you definitely made the right decision.  Although it may be hard to focus on school work with all of the exciting events going on, you definitely won’t miss out on the real college experience that is moving away for school.    READ MORE

First Year Bucket List

By Natalie Christina
September 10, 2014 - 2:05pm

Need I say more - if first year at UWO is done properly these items will be completed almost naturally.  When you finish this bucket list, consider yourself among the truest and purplest of Mustang freshmen. 1. Join a club. READ MORE

Roommate Agreement

By Steph Tzogas
September 9, 2014 - 6:26pm

It’s that time of year again, where cars get filled to the brim and garbage bags become your best packing buddy. You might be living with people you’ve known or lived with before, or maybe this will be your first time living with these people. Regardless of who you’re living with and how long you’ve known them, you should think about creating a roommate agreement. Would you have moved into a place that asked you to just trust your landlord’s ‘word’ instead of having a written and signed lease? Probably not. So try approaching a roommate agreement like you would a lease because there are certain things that need to be discussed, agreed upon, and deemed non-negotiable, whether you’re living with friends or people you’ve just met....

12 Makeup Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making

By Alexie Evans
April 21, 2013 - 12:20am

  We've all been guilty of at least one of these makeup mistakes. Learn what the most common beauty mistakes are and how to fix them! 1. Not Using A Primer This is #1 for a reason! Applying a primer to your face first allows your foundation, concealer, and eyeshadow to glide on smoothly and last longer. Otherwise, makeup may settle into your fine lines and creases, making you look older. Try Victoria’s Secret PRO Airbrush FX line of primers. 2. Applying Foundation with a Sponge or Fingers READ MORE

Relay For Life

By Neha Khurram
April 4, 2013 - 3:00pm

Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back. On Saturday the 23rd of March, our fellow students camped out in the campus hub, the UCC, to raise awareness about cancer and raise funds to search for a cure. In the spirit of fighting back, western students came together for a night of remembrance, togetherness and good times. Photography by Fatimah Abbass READ MORE

Healthy Resolutions

By Shannon Stewart
March 24, 2013 - 11:01pm

If you’re discouraged after giving up your new-years healthy resolutions, do not fret! Here are a couple of small changes you can make that will help you be healthier in the long run. Replace white carbs with multigrain Virtually every healthy magazine advocates this. It is, however, for good reason. Not only will you be getting fiber and whole grain needs, you will also feel fuller for a longer period of time! Next time at the grocery store, pick up some multigrain wraps and breads. You will appreciate the taste after a few tries. READ MORE

How to Get Over Heartbreak

By Kira Hoffman
March 24, 2013 - 8:45pm

  Realize that your heart is shattered. Count the pieces. Count every piece again and recognize the subtle shards, how each one permeated a centimeter of your soul. Measure the weight in memories. Recall the memories you fear you’ll forget. Write them down and burn the paper. Love them so much to accept their inevitable fall. Sweep the pieces under a bed or a desk, into the back of your subconscious. Look at yourself in the mirror. Count all the beauty marks your lover missed. READ MORE

Your Honest Guide to Casual Hook-Ups : Terminology

By Eternity E Martis
March 24, 2013 - 8:39pm

  If you’re having a casual or unofficial sexual relationship with someone right now that is driving you nuts, I bet that you saw this and you clicked on it right away. That’s because the question as to whether or not casual sex can turn into a relationship is constantly arguable, debatable, and seemingly never answered. Before getting into whether your casual fling can turn into your next beloved in Part 2 of this article, let’s first explore the different types of casual hook-ups: READ MORE

The Big O: Everything You Need to Know About the Female Orgasm

By Alexie Evans
March 2, 2013 - 6:29pm

  Yes, it happens. And girls, admit it - when it does happen, we love it. It’s a feeling better than taking a cold shower after a long, hot day. Better than digging into a plate of food after a juice fast, and even better than finding your cell after frantically tearing your house apart. But what exactly is a female orgasm? Why do only 25 percent of women achieve one all the time during sex, while more than 90 percent of guys do all of the time? And what can you do to get an orgasm more easily? Compared to the male version, the female orgasm is one of nature’s most interesting and complicated phenomenons. And guys - don’t worry. We won’t tell if you “accidentally” clicked on this link. What Is It?...

Makeup Guide: Splurge or Save?

By almeerajaffer
March 2, 2013 - 5:45pm

As students we love to save money wherever and whenever we can. So when it comes to makeup, when is the price too high to be justified and when is it understandable? There are some products which can justify splurging but others that you can purchase for half the price at the drugstore. Save: READ MORE