Volume 92, Issue 52

Friday, December 4, 1998

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Students can't get no respect

Re: Find a balance, Dec. 2

To the Editor:

I don't know. Maybe it's because I'm a first-year student that I fail to understand the way that this university is run. I was under the impression that this university was here to serve students by providing them education and when not in class, a place to relax.

However, this sadly seems to not be the case. It now seems to me that even our own "students' council" has joined in with the large corporate sell-out bonanza that seems to be so prevalent in our society.

The building named "University Community Centre" should be a place for the people of the university community, which as far as I know would be students. How then, can our activities be over-run by those of companies wishing to make a buck off of students?

The USC seems to have decided that it doesn't want to piss off people who don't attend this university by neglecting those who do attend it! At the University of Western Ontario we pay the highest student fees in the province. I think that we deserve to be respected for the amount of money we spend.

The university loves to take our tuition dollars, but they rarely listen to us when we want something done. The USC seems rather eager to levy fees on students even though they may not truly apply to them (some of us who drive to school will never use that bloody bus pass).

I'm just tired of shelling out money to be treated like dirt! This is a wake up call to administration of every kind at Western. Whether it has to do with anti-consumerism or any other student activity, STUDENTS DESERVE SOME RESPECT!

Brent Newman
Engineering I

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