Volume 91, Issue 85

Wednesday, March 11, 1998

home and dry



Debatable results

Western's Debating Society went for the gold at their final competition of the year last weekend, but had to settle for silver.

At the National Debating Tournament held at the University of Alberta, Western sent one team to the finals, which had to settle for second against the University of Toronto's team. There were over 50 teams competing in the tournament from across Canada, said Western team member Veer Gidwaney.

Membership has its privileges

Brock University decided Monday to remain official members of the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance after two-thirds of voters at the school marked their referendum ballot in favour of the membership.

Brock has been a member of OUSA since 1992, but wanted a reaffirmation that students were happy with their membership to the provincial lobby group, said Jason Coolman, president of the Brock Students' Union.

"It wasn't about an option of belonging to another group, we just wanted to be sure students were happy and it was a great way to raise awareness on campus of OUSA's initiatives," he said.
–Sara Marett

It ain't easy being green

Western students have one day left to get some down-to-earth education.

For the final day of Enviro Week, there will be information booths set up in the atrium of the University Community Centre to help students become more eco-aware.

The booths are to create awareness about the environment and to encourage people to recycle, said Sarah Powell, University Students' Council green plan commissioner.

Other organizations participating include the Thames Region Ecological Association, whose display focuses on composting and a booth by the Environmental Awareness Service for Educators, a group which educates schools and community groups on environmental issues.
–Sarah Van Hoorn

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