The Froshonary – A Dictionary of Western for Frosh

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Campus Jargon:
DC++: The free open-source file sharing program used by frosh in residence. Its where you can upload or download videos of residence pranks and find full seasons of Sex and the City or Lost. (read more)

O-Week evolves from debauchery to dry fun

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

History File: Orientation Week

Once upon a time, long before the Internet or computers, Orientation Week was week-long torture for all frosh: waiting in line, registering for classes, and doing a whole lot of nothing. Sounds fun, eh?

Thankfully, O-Week at Western evolved from a mind-numbing ordeal to the whirlwind of programming we know today. (read more)

How to: Write an essay in eighty days

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Looking at books in the library

Over the course of your university career, you will learn many things: how to text message covertly during a lecture, the perils of drinking on an empty stomach, and that the UCC Tim Hortons is always busy. (read more)

Using Western Libraries

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Finding books. Start at the Western Libraries homepage ( Click on the library catalogue link. You can search for subjects and keywords or for specific authors and titles. If you are just starting research try searching by subject or keyword to maximize results. (read more)

How to: Write an essay in eighty days

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Studying at the Quotes Café

Although scouting out the perfect spot to study shouldn’t be a concern during your first few weeks at Western, it will definitely come in handy during midterms.

Whether you like to study alone or in a group, with background noise or without, there is a place on and off-campus for you. (read more)

Your 2007-08 Prof All-Star Team!

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Craig Simpson, History
First-year courses: History 027E " Canada, the United States and Mexico: Comparative History of the North American Nations
A former recipient of the University Students’ Council Award of Excellence for Undergraduate Teaching, Simpson is extremely passionate about his subject matter, particularly US history. (read more)


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