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.



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.


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