Our most popular stories of 2018, as ranked by online page views:

1. Strike averted: Tentative agreement reached

All updates on the potential early November strike between UWOFA and Western administration.

2. Western mourns passing of first-year Arts student

Samuel Baker

Samuel Baker, a Western student and resident of Essex Hall, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 24.

3. Western mourns passing of Engineering student

Ajay Adepu

The Western University community grieved the death of Ajay Vijayakumar Adepu, a Faculty of Engineering student who died on Friday, Feb. 16.

4. Western remembers nursing student Thomas Hill

Thomas Hill

Thomas Harry Hill, a third-year nursing student in the Faculty of Health Sciences, died on Friday, Feb. 16.

5. USC denies guilt in lawsuit against The Spoke

The Spoke (Main)

Western's The Spoke, Sept. 12, 2018.

The University Students' Council denied guilt in the civil suit alleging they let a patron leave drunk, resulting in a student's death on campus.

6. Western to introduce pass/fail credits in September

Senate Meeting - March 16 2018 - Lucy Villeneuve

Western University president Amit Chakma at a Senate meeting, Mar. 16, 2018.

The March 16 Senate meeting saw Western introduce “discovery credits" effective Sept. 1, 2018.

7. Questionable claims, high-pressure sales tactics alleged by campus chiropractor patients

Burden's chiropractic clinic

Reporting on the interviews and online reviews that alleged troubling practices from Dr. Neil Burden's clinic.

8. Classes, marking, buses at risk in strike

As the possible strike approached, Western and their faculty determined what services would be available to students should a strike occur.

9. Western student fatally struck in alleged hit-and-run

Zohaib Jailani (Photo)

Zohaib Jailani.

Zohaib Jailani, a student in Western University's Faculty of Social Science, was critically injured in an alleged hit-and-run on the morning of June 29 before passing away in a hospital later that afternoon.

10. Family of student killed by drunk driver suing Western, USC in $7-million claim

Andrea walk (Photo 1)

Yasaman Farshad, Andrea’s best friend, lays flowers at the crash site on Sept. 30, 2016.

The family of Andrea Christidis sued Western and the USC for alleged negligence in their service of alcohol to Jared DeJong at The Spoke.


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