CAMPUS AND CULTURE
Gazette Alumni speak
A story behind the stories
History in print
The UBC prank: breaking and entering
Champagne with an old friend
From Pam to Parliament Hill and beyond
Tories, snow and free beer
An anti-country club
Then: Photo Editor 1987-1988
Now: Staff Reporter-Photographer at
The Toronto Star
It was really all about debauchery.
Getting sauced. Vomiting, where required. Oh, yes we did put out a paper twice a week. But there was beer and plenty of it. Also the odd Purple Jesus binge, which inevitably led to drunken stump jumps, and lost time on a dialysis machine and/or in traction.
Somehow the paper would come together and we managed to learn while we went. And we, as people and budding journalists, grew, despite irreparable brain damage caused by said booze (which might help explain why so many of us abandoned scholarly pursuits and wound up working as ink-stained hacks).
Congratulations Gazette on 95 years. I feel privileged and forever scarred to have been involved in a small part of that.