Volume 93, Issue 69

Wednesday, February 2, 2000


NEWS

Candidates return to past at Saugeen forum

Commercials warrant channel surfing

Bill proposes ban on sex and alcohol in dorms

Penalties laid on four candidates

Kapoor bleeds purple with passion

USC needs a watchdog

Briefs

Bass Ackwards

Kapoor bleeds purple with passion



By Aaron Wherry
Gazette Staff

Neil Kapoor is hoping to open up the wild, wild West to all the cowfolk if he is elected head honcho of the University Students' Council's ranch. He said a lack of communication and a perceived elitism stood in the way of a wide open Western.

"The USC needs to communicate better not only with students but also other councils on campus," Kapoor said. "People think the USC is a very elitist group and it isn't. But that won't go away until students get the word that positions are open and opportunities exist."

This increase in communication should help Kapoor and the USC better deal with the issues which most concern students, specifically tuition and living expenses.

"We must work with administration and other groups to lobby the government and other organizations," Kapoor explained. "We also must realize there's a collective effort between students, faculty, teaching assistants and administration [to deal with these problems]."

Kapoor added departments such as off-campus housing and the Student Development Centre must also be given renewed attention to aid students in saving money.

This fourth-year administrative and commercial studies student said he felt his drive for the presidency comes from his passion for Western.

"I bleed purple. From my first day on campus this university has changed my life," Kapoor said. This passion for the school and the well-being of students could, he feels, be misconstrued as a weakness. "My passion is a driving force in my life, but some could see it as pig-headed. Maybe I come off as very direct or aggressive, but that comes from the passion."

This drive doesn't keep Kapoor from missing the end goal, or fulfilling what he said is his most important trait – his ability to listen.

"You have one year to do the job, but the effects will be felt for three or four years. [You can't] lose sight of the end goal," Kapoor said.

I am the candidate who will listen to your ideas."


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