The viral stylings of residence

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Sick in Bed

Amidst all the excitement of the frosh scene, it’s easy to fall ill. Living in residence with so many people affords you many shared experiences " including the common cold.

Common illnesses
The common cold " the flu. (read more)

Some pointers on healthy rez eating

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

1. Try to include as many of the four food groups in each meal (Fruits and Vegetables, Grains, Meat and Alternatives, and Dairy for those with amnesia) as possible. Make the salad bar a daily routine. (read more)

A sage safe-sex summary

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Applying a Condom

1. Use condoms every time you have sex. Birth control doesn’t protect against STIs; to prevent both pregnancy and STIs use condoms in addition to birth control.

2. Limit your number of sexual partners. (read more)

Make your meal plan last all year

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Student card in one hand, burger in another

While you may have heard the horror stories about university cafeteria food, we’re lucky to be going to a school with one of the best campus food services in the country.

What you do have to keep in mind while chowing down, however, is that you have a limit on the amount of food you can purchase with your meal card, depending on the size of your meal plan. (read more)

Tapping into OSAP - The Basics

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Thinking about selling your record collection (and maybe your roommates) to pay for tuition? While we can’t give you a discount, we can do our best to help you out. We’ve laid out the basics of the Ontario Student Assistance Program for you. (read more)

Credit cards:

Use with caution!

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Moving away from home and into residence certainly has its perks: no longer having to follow the rules of your parents and meeting a whole new set of friends. However, living alone also comes with responsibilities, including managing your own money. (read more)

Botany

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Staring the stars HIGH above!

With the vast majority of Western’s first-year students under the legal drinking age, this year’s frosh will find new and creative ways to abandon sobriety.

Translation: expect plenty of Western’s new crop of students to experiment with the wacky tobacky. (read more)

The who's who of the USC

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

The USC Board of Directors

One of the first pieces of correspondence mailed to incoming Western frosh is their tuition fees.

You may have noticed interesting and unexplained lines on your fee breakdowns. Items such as the ‘USC Health Plan’ and ‘USC Bus Pass’ might have caught your attention, or at least your parents’, who are forking over the money. (read more)

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