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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

management team

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Juliana konrad

Editor In Chief

Year: 4th

3 things you can't live without: Elton John, Harry Potter & oat milk iced coffees

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jumana labib

Assistant Editor In Chief

Year: 4th

3 things you can't live without: fruit smoothies, rock music & good books

creative TEAM

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Farah Shohib

Photographer/Videographer

Year: 2nd

3 things you can't live without: movies, Spotify, driving with friends

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Milena Sztainbok

Photographer/Videographer

Year: 3rd

3 things you can't live without: spotify friend activity, coming of age movies, and journaling

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Cassie Kaczmarski

Graphic Designer

Year: 3rd

3 things you can't live without: unsweetened vanilla almond milk, headphones & my mom lol

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Kayla MacInnes

Graphic Designer

Year: 2nd

3 things you can't live without: astrology, sweet potato fries & Pinterest

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Mya Cahill

Graphic Designer

Year: 2nd

3 things you can't live without: books, music & dogs

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Rachel Feigenbaum

Graphic Designer

Year: 3rd

3 things you can't live without: family/friends, Tik Tok & strawberries

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Thea Medland

Graphic Designer

Year: 3rd

3 things you can't live without: books, pina coladas & Mamma Mia

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Zainab Moosavi

Graphic Designer

Year: 2nd

3 things you can't live without: fruits, Pinterest & Friends TV show

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Shifa Jamal

Graphic Designer

Year: 2nd

3 things you can't live without: good coffee, my Spotify playlist & Bollywood movies

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Emma Russell

Resident Artist

Year: 2nd

3 things you can't live without: good music, the trees & my friends

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Selena Lim

Social Media Coordinator

Year: 2nd

3 things you can't live without: Spotify, Tik Tok & claw hair clip

writing TEAM

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tia sacks

Senior Editor

Year: 3rd

3 things you can't live without: lip balm, country music & hummus

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Sarena Akhter

Senior Editor

Year: 3rd

3 things you can't live without: polaroid camera, pretty food & family

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Jessie Chabot-Hamden

Senior Editor

Year: 4th

3 things you can't live without: Harry Potter, good cheese & Fleetwood Mac

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Kylie walker

Senior Editor

Year: 4th

3 things you can't live without: good music, hockey games (go Leafs go) & tequila

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Sahaana Kuganesan

Resident Writer

Year: 4th

3 things you can't live without: summer, peanut butter & my sister

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Bianca Vasile

Resident Writer

Year: 3rd

3 things you can't live without: summer drives, pistachio ice cream & good coffee

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Nicole Goverde

Resident Writer

Year: 4th

3 things you can't live without: 90s hip hop, a camera & sunsets

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Cat tang

Resident Writer

Year: 3rd

3 things you can't live without: vanilla almond milk, sunsets & naps

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Diya Motwani

Resident Writer

Year: 2nd

3 things you can't live without: my laptop, coffee & perfume

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Hailey Wettlaufer

Resident Writer

Year: 4th

3 things you can't live without: my cat, sushi &  sewing machine

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Lauren Medeiros

Digital Content Coordinator

Year: 3rd

3 things you can't live without: notebooks, matcha lattes & a perfect pair of jeans

PODCAST TEAM

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Pritha Mukherji

Podcast Editor

Year: 3rd

3 things you can't live without: music, poetry & black olives

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Rebecca Bartkiw

Podcast Editor

Year: 3rd

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Madeleine McColl

Podcast Editor

Year: 3rd

3 things you can't live without: family, sweaters & throwback tunes