Volume 92, Issue 5

Friday, June 12, 1998

hakuna matata


The cost of graduating

Re: University rip-off

To the Editor:

I am appalled that after four years and $20,000, the university snatches yet another chunk of money out of my wallet. I was excited and proud of the fact that I made it through the past four years here and my convocation was my crowning glory. Little did I know that I would have to shell out $22 to rent my gown.

Western is one of the few universities which requires people to pay to wear the gown which students like me have to work so hard for. It is unacceptable that in my final moments as a student at Western, it is proven, yet again, that money is at the root of my education.

Mike Murphy
B.A. Kinesiology
Class of 1998

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