Join The Conversation!

There are five ways you can contribute to Thrive Online:

Scholars' Life

Scholars’ Life is an initiative run by students in the Western Scholars’ and Scholars’ Electives programs to make their voices heard within the greater Western community and to showcase their writing and artistic talents. Scholars’ Life encompasses two major segments: the annual print magazine, and an online blog segment housed on Thrive Online. All content is created by the students in the Scholar’s Electives and Western Scholars programs to showcase their academic and creative talents.

Previously Showcase Magazine, the Scholars’ Life print magazine provides all Scholars’ programs students the opportunity to have their writing, essays, and artwork published in an annual issue.

In contrast, the online segment of Scholars’ Life is a platform for students to get creative and explore the world of non-academic writing. Students write articles commenting on social issues, politics, and popular culture for publication online. The purpose of this project is to encourage students to voice their opinions through a journalistic approach, and to share their experiences with members across the Western community.

Scholars' Life seeks to inform the public about the Western Student Experience, on-campus, in the community, and in the world. If you are interested in submitting an article for publication in our print magazine or online, please reach out to or visit our Facebook page to find out more about Scholars of Western.

Western Peer Leader Program

Become a Digital Peer Leader for Student Experience and contribute, write, and help grow the Thrive Online space as part of your role. Apply on Western Connect by navigating to the Western Peer Leader Program posting board. Read more about the Western Peer Leader program.

Thrive Online Leader

In addition to writing, are you interested in helping us build this space? We need students to lead the way and provide direction on how this community evolves. You can be part of online meetings where we discuss content strategy, recruitment, promotion, and more. Email to volunteer!

Guest Contributor

If you have a great idea, but you're not looking for a big commitment, you can submit your blog posts a la carte! Just use the content submission form and send us your posts as you write them. Or, if you have questions, you can email and we'll be back in touch to work with you on getting your work posted.

Class Assignment

If you have to write a blog for a class assignment, why not also submit it to be posted here! Or, if you had an idea from class that you think would make good content for Thrive Online, then submit using the form below or by sending an email. This could be a great way to get your work out there!


Review the Content Creation Guide

We've created a guide to help you write your best - please read it before submitting a post (it's short, we promise!).

Content Creation Guide 


Submit a Post

Email to submit a blog post for consideration! Be sure to include the following information with your blog:

  • Your name, year, and program (you may still choose to post anonymously)
  • Suggested post title
  • Suggested post description (1 sentence max)
  • What is the primary Thrive content goal for your post? (Read the Content Creation Guide)
  • Include any images to accompany the blog post 

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