Volume 92, Issue 89

Wednesday, March 18, 1999


Justifying revenge is unjustifiable

Lacking coverage

It's foreign policy

Not enough Intini at Western

God does love everyone

Forward is a good thing

More than just a symbolic figure


Hipsters Ave. providing avenues for tolerance

Not picking on pros

Love sinner, hate sin

Lacking coverage

Re: King's College fire

To the Editor:

I would like to talk to you about how The Gazette "reports and represents" the concerns of Western students. The specific incident I am referring to is the King's College Chapel fire on Thursday, March 18 at 4 p.m..

The fact that this incident was not published in Friday's Gazette (March 19) shocked me. There was coverage of the incident on The New PL television station and throughout the London Free Press for the next three days. There were several press releases put out from King's Principal Dr. Killan and students' council (one was sent directly to The Gazette immediately). The public relations coordinator of the King's College Students' Council was not contacted following the press release for comment. Nothing was reported in The Gazette.

The fact that my mother and father in Durham County would have heard about this before my fellow Western students across campus truly sickens me. We pay for this paper to cover pertinent stories that concern our life at university. I do not consider all the American media garbage concerns of Western students. Yet this was published instead of covering the events that took place at King's College.

This incident has upset the King's community and outrages me. I would like to know what logic was used by The Gazette staff when they decided not to cover the chapel fire at King's.

Jamie Algate
President-elect, King's College Students' Council
Politics/Economic III

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