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

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LIS EDWARDS

Editor in Chief

Lis is currently in her fourth year, pursuing a double major in Media, Information and Technoculture & English Literature. 

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ALYSHA BAUER

Managing Editor

Alysha is currently in third year, pursuing Honours Specialization in Media, Information and Technoculture.

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AMY THOMPSON

Web Editor

Amy is currently in her third year of studies, pursuing an Honours Specialization in Media, Information and Technoculture with a certificate in Digital Communications.

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ARMIN BASHARAT

Creative Director

Armin is currently in her third year with a major in Media, Information and Technoculture.

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SAFIYA CHAGANI

Digital Content Editor

Safiya is currently in her third year of studies, pursuing an Honours Specialization in Media, Information and Technoculture with a certificate in Digital Communications.

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MEGAN BISHOP

Culture and Entertainment Editor

Megan is currently in her fourth year of studies, pursuing her Honours Specialization in Media, Information and Technoculture with a minor in Cinema Studies.

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ZOË ABERNETHY

World Editor

Zoë is currently in her third year, pursuing an Honours Specialization in Media and the Public Interest. 

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MARAH MINOR

Fashion and Lifestyle Editor

Marah is currently in her third year of studies working towards an Honours Specialization in Media, Information and Technoculture.

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GRACE ARMSTRONG

Creative Editor

Grace is currently in her third year, pursuing a double-major in Media, Information and Technoculture and Curatorial Studies. 

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ELIZABETH LAM

Western Life Editor

Liz is currently in her fourth year studying Media, Information and Technoculture with both a Writing and Digital Communications certificate. 

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EMILY ANDERSON

Social Media Curator

Emily is currently in her third year of studies, pursuing her Honours Specialization in Media, Information and Technoculture with a certificate in Digital Communications.

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ALEXIA CAIN

Photographer

Alexia is currently in her third year of studies, pursing a Major in Media and the Public Interest. 

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MAX SHAY

Photographer

Max is currently in his third year pursuing a major in Media, Information and Technoculture.

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HANNAH AVIV

Lead Graphics Editor

Hannah is currently in her fourth year of studies pursuing a major in Media, Information and Technoculture. 

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SOPHIA BELYK

Graphics Editor

Sophia is currently in her third year of studies with a double major in Media, Information and Technoculture & SASAH (School for Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities).

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LAUREN MEDEIROS

Graphics Editor

Lauren is in her first year of studies at Western, pursuing a major in Media, Information, and Technoculture.

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VICTORIA GIGUERE

FIMSSC Liason

Vic is currently the Vice President of Communications for FIMSSC. She is pursuing an Honours Specialization in Media, Information and Technoculture with a minor in Sociology, and a certificate in studio arts. 

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