ABOUT the zine

Welcome to OPENWIDE! We are students of the Faculty of Information and Media Studies (FIMS) at Western UniversityThis is our online public sphere, an outlet of free expression and critical thought for all students. Here, you’ll find content much like you find in the print version of OPENWIDE, plus exclusive digital content and media. You’ll find social commentary, reviews and pop culture fixes. You’ll see original photography, video and design. This is your space, FIMS. Be a part of it.

Disclaimer:

 

The opinions and ideas expressed in student-written pieces on OPENWIDE belong to individual contributors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or values of the OPENWIDE editorial team, the FIMS Student Council, or the faculty of FIMS. While every piece for OPENWIDE is edited, the zine is a place where people can express opinions with much less filter than in a traditional (or corporate) publication. Here, contributors have the freedom to grapple with controversial ideas and sentiments, sometimes in controversial ways. We hope that (respectful) conversation will ensue.

MEET THE TEAM

EDITORIAL TEAM

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VIC GIGUERE

Editor In Chief

Year: 4th

Spoke order: jalapeno cheddar with spinach and feta

Favourite meme: cat eating ceasar salad

3 things you can't live without: music, white vinegar, and my google calendar

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ALYSHA BAUER

Managerial Editor

Year: 4th

Spoke order: cinnamon raisin with butter

Favourite meme: Tiffany pollard "Beyonce??"

3 things you can't live without: Mike Flanagan productions, crochet hooks and a full closet

GRACE ARMSTRONG

Senior Editor

Year: 4th

Spoke order: veggie bagelwich on canadian harvest with hummus and no tomato

Favourite meme: Gossip Girl meme

3 things you can't live without: tea, the Twilight movie soundtracks, my Snuggie

SAFIYA CHAGANI

Senior Editor

Year: 4th

Spoke order: jalapeno cheddar with spinach and feta

3 things you can't live without: Love Island, makeup, and Bollywood movies

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MARAH MINOR

Senior Editor

Year: 4th

Spoke order: 

Favourite meme: 

3 things you can't live without: 

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KEVIN SPIEGELBERG

Senior Editor

Year: 4th

Spoke order: mushroom swiss with cream cheese

Favourite meme: Shrek and Sully face swap

3 things you can't live without: hot sauce, A24 movies, and a well mixed podcast

Emily anderson

Digital Content Curator

Year: 4th

Spoke order: cheddar and herb with cream cheese

Favourite meme: Selena Gomez crying

3 things you can't live without: my cats, oversized sweaters, and Taylor Swift

Grace maury

Digital Content Curator

Year: 4th

Spoke order: never been :(

Favourite meme: exit 12

3 things you can't live without: my dog, a hair tie, and Taylor Swift's entire discography

MAYA SIMON

Digital Content Curator

Year: 4th

Spoke order: BLT on jalapeno cheddar

Favourite meme: Kim Kardashian lying in bed

3 things you can't live without: reality TV, Apple music, and Twitter

SARENA AKHTER

Resident Writer

Year: 2nd

Spoke order: roast beef bagel

Favourite meme: "What is this behaviour Pooja?"

3 things you can't live without: glasses, Polaroid camera, and a sense of humour

JESSIE CHABOT

Resident Writer

Year: 3rd

Spoke order: jalapeno cheddar with egg, tomato and cheese

Favourite meme: Kim Kardashian crying

3 things you can't live without: music, nice cheese, and Harry Potter movies

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LAUREN MEDEIROS

Resident Writer

Year: 2nd

Spoke order: veggie bagelwich on everything

Favourite meme: kombucha girl

3 things you can't live without: a good pair of jeans, oat milk, and notebooks

JAY MEDLAND

Resident Writer

Year: 4th

Spoke order: plain with butter

Favourite meme: Nicki Minaj "Big Boobs?"

3 things you can't live without: Kesha, iced coffee, and flannels

LEXIE MISTERSKI

Resident Writer

Year: 4th

Spoke order: I've never had a Spoke bagel #glutenfreelife

Favourite meme: Gavin

3 things you can't live without: my Kindle, a well curated podcast, and a cozy sweater

JOSHUA MOHAJER

Resident Writer

Year: 4th

Spoke order: veggie bagel on whole wheat

Favourite meme: Nick Young's confused face (that's me perpetually)

3 things you can't live without: a hoodie, coffee, and the Penguin dictionary of critical theory

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TIA SACKS

Resident Writer

Year: 2nd

Spoke order: iced coffee with veggie bagelwich

Favourite meme: anything Nick Colletti

3 things you can't live without: lip balm, lip gloss, and Excel winter fresh mints

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KATIE SHAPCOTT

Resident Writer

Year: 4th 

Spoke order: everything bagel with extra cream cheese + an iced coffee

Favourite meme: the Spiderman meme where they're all pointing at each other

3 things you can't live without: my dog, a camera, and mango nectar

COURTNEY STONE

Resident Writer

Year: 4th

Spoke order: jalapeno cheddar with spinach and feta

Favourite meme: John Tavares not scared of puck

3 things you can't live without: peanut butter, Purell, and Twitter

NETANYA THOMAS

Resident Writer

Year: 3rd

Spoke order: jalapeno cheddar with red pepper cream cheese

3 things you can't live without: books, chocolate, and peanut butter

CREATIVE TEAM

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JUMANA LABIB

Lead Graphics

Year: 3rd

Spoke order: jalapeno cheddar with plain cream cheese

Favourite meme: existential/nonsensical memes

3 things you can't live without: music, smoothies and books

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ALEXA Hawkes-sackman

Social Media Coordinator

Year: 3rd

Spoke order: jalapeno cream cheese with herb cream cheese

Favourite meme: Lisa Simpson face

3 things you can't live without: King Richie's, a good pillow, and putlocker

Jordan berger

Graphic Designer

Year: 4th

Spoke order: falafel bagelwich on mushroom swiss

Favourite meme: literally any Michael Scott meme

3 things you can't live without: Burt's Bees lip balm, sun glasses, and cool shoes

ewen cameron

Graphic Designer

Year: 4th

Spoke order: bacon egg and cheese on jalapeno cheddar

Favourite meme: funny Facebook textposts

3 things you can't live without: sugar free RedBull, Spotify playlists, and my extra desktop monitor

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erin grace

Graphic Designer

Year: 3rd

Spoke order: asiago with roasted red pepper cream cheese

Favourite meme: crying cowboy cat

3 things you can't live without: country music, tea, and books

cassie kaczmarski

Graphic Designer

Year: 2nd

Spoke order: jalapeno cheddar with spinach and feta

Favourite meme: chihuahua in spaghetti

3 things you can't live without: dogs, a good Christmas tree scented candle, and almond milk

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ALEXIA CAIN

Photographer

Year: 4th

Spoke order: asiago veggiwich with spinach and feta

Favourite meme: me explaining to mom

3 things you can't live without: summer, pasta, the Bachelor franchise

MAXWELL SHAY

Photographer

Year: 4th

Spoke order: asiago with spinach and feta

Favourite meme: Buzz the mechanic

3 things you can't live without: coffee, a nice loaf of sourdough, and cars

ALI HILLS

Videographer

Year: 3rd

Spoke order: mushroom swiss bagelwich

Favourite meme: Kris Jenner "you're doing amazing sweetie"

3 things you can't live without: dark chocolate, chick flicks, and Spotify

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ANASTASIIA FEDEROVA

Resident Artist

Year: 4th

Spoke order: BLT bagelwich on cheddar and herb

Favourite meme: Surprised Pikachu

3 things you can't live without: books, tea, and TV shows

JESSIE LI

Resident Artist

Year: 3rd

Spoke order: BLT bagelwich on cheddar and herb

Favourite meme: "I'm in danger" (the Simpsons)

3 things you can't live without: Spotify, coffee, and reality TV shows

PODCAST TEAM

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ZOË ABERNETHY

Podcast Manager

Year: 4th

Spoke order: BLT on jalapeno cheddar

Favourite meme: Miley Cyrus staring

3 things you can't live without: friends, podcasts, and coffee

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ANNE COWLEY

Podcast Editor

Year: 4th

Spoke order: cheddar and herb with plain cream cheese

Favourite meme: any Michael Scott meme

3 things you can't live without: cheese, Youtube, and going on walks

JAY GERANTONIS

Podcast Editor

Year: 4th

Spoke order: cinnamon raisin with butter

Favourite meme: Kombucha girl

3 things you can't live without: Harry Styles, a good book, and a guitar

TAYLOR ROSS

Podcast Editor

Year: 4th

Spoke order: egg and cheese on mushroom swiss

Favourite meme: oh to be a ------

3 things you can't live without: friends, podcasts, and coffee

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