Volume 91, Issue 49

Tuesday, November 25, 1997




Do you know where your bicycle is?

Things have been quiet on the campus front this week for the university police. There is, however, a reported increase in bicycle thefts, particularly from on-campus residences.

Const. Wendy McGowan said there have been over five reported stolen bicycles from campus in the past week. She warns students not to leave bicycles unattended for a long period of time and if storing a bicycle outside a residence, to check it every day to ensure its safety.

As the exam period approaches, McGowan advises students to keep a closer eye on their personal belongings, particularly in libraries while studying. "Even if you are only going to the book stacks, take your things with you or there's a good chance they will be stolen," she said.

She also warned students to not leave their belongings unattended when writing exams, whether they are outside or at the front of the room where the exam is taking place.

–Sara Marett

Underwater mystery tour

Ever wish you could have experienced the Titanic voyage? Dive down to the London Museum of Archeology to visit the travelling exhibit from the Royal Ontario Museum, "The Discovery of the Titanic."

While remaining on dry land, the exhibit features models and photos of the Titanic voyage from an underwater archeology dive in 1985, said Tony Paolo, a museum employee. The exhibit runs until the end of January.

More bang for your buck

Wondering how to stretch your dollar and still have money to buy Christmas presents? Help is here! The University Students' Council Financial Aid Awareness Week runs this week until Wednesday with answers to any money questions students may have.

Representatives from the Bank of Nova Scotia, specializing in financial aid and student loans, will be available to answer students' questions in the University Community Centre atrium from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

"The purpose of this week is to inform students of the options available to them for their financial planning and to give students the information they want," said USC financial aid commissioner Derrick Taub.

The USC will also be holding a draw for T-shirts, Via Rail passes, Book Store gift certificates and a grand prize of $1,000 to go towards tuition fees. The draw will be made Wednesday after 3 p.m.

Talking for a cause

In an effort to help the London chapter of the United Way meet their $4.7 million goal for this year's campaign, BX93 morning radio show hosts Dave Collins and Jacquie Gauthier will host their 27-Hour-Radio-Thon Nov. 27 and 28.

The show will be broadcasted live from White Oaks Mall starting at 6 a.m. Thursday and continuing until 9 a.m. Friday. Listeners will be encouraged to phone in and bid on auction items or call with donations in return for requests.

London's McAuley Boys will be performing live on Thursday.

–Maija Ambrogio

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Copyright The Gazette 1997