Volume 93, Issue 9
Tuesday, September 14, 1999
Shinerama was a glittering success for Western following a successful O-week.
According to Jaime Notman, Shinerama commissioner for the University Students' Council, $113,695 was raised this year compared to last year's gross of $94,000.
Although the money was a welcomed success, Notman added the total ended up being a bit of a surprise. "We didn't have as many people as we had hoped. Still, it ended up being a pretty successful day," she said.
Saturday saw hundreds of Western students, mainly frosh, who went about London either holding barbecues, washing cars or shining shoes, Notman said. "Apparently, the car-washes were really busy."
Notman also acknowledged the participation of all the residences, especially Delaware Hall who had the most students participate in the Saturday event.
Notman added more money would be added to this year's gross once the soph auction took place within the residences.
Despite the ancient belief books and beverages shouldn't mix, students are now able to read their favorite John Grisham novel, or physics text book, while sipping on a cup of Starbucks coffee in the D.B. Weldon Library.
"Quotes," Western's new housing and foods services cafe, opened yesterday at the library. It offers a variety of beverages, baked goods and sandwiches.
Mary Ann Mavrinac, head of public services at Weldon, said thanks to recent library renovations, space became available and the opportunity to enhance services for students arose.
"We are offering a service I hope everyone will enjoy. Everyone seems really excited about it already," Mavrinac said.
Although reading material will be allowed into "Quotes," food and beverages will not be permitted outside of the cafe. Mavrinac said the library will still adhere to a strict no food or beverage policy.
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