Western should take depression more seriously

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

March 23, 2007 Ed Cartooo

Depression among university students is a growing concern.

Most would agree depression has been stigmatized. While existing perceptions are changing, preconceived notions still exist that depression isn’t a real illness and anyone suffering from it should suck it up. (read more)

Letters to the editor: uncut

Because you guys are stupid

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

Most of the letters we receive reflect our diverse, intelligent and thoughtful student body. However, a few of them make us question Western’s admissions procedure, the quality of Canada’s education system and the intelligence of the human race in general. (read more)

Min. wage hike will create more problems than it solves

Is the minimum-wage increase a good idea?

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

On Monday, there was a booth in the University Community Centre urging students to fight to increase minimum wage from $8 to $10. The Ontario government recently announced it will raise minimum wage to $10. (read more)

Raising min. wage will help reduce economic disparity

Is the minimum-wage increase a good idea?

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

Last summer, I turned down a dream job because it only paid minimum wage. The job was at a non-profit Toronto theatre company where summer students were hired through government grants. Because I couldn’t afford to come back to school making $271. (read more)

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