Volume 95, Issue 95

Thursday, March 4, 2002
 
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NEWS

Mideast violence hurts universities

Science happy, arts not so happy

The chem lab, the chem lab, the chem lab was on fire

Soon more places to have sex in library

Students fly high

Last Chance U. has cheetahs

Silly colleges, trying to be more like us

News Briefs

News Briefs

Piles of batteries call for battery buckets

Attention Walkman-toting frosh – battery disposal week has come to a residence near you.

This week, the Green Team, a student environmental club, is co-ordinating an effort with Housing and Food Services to encourage students to dispose of their batteries properly. "Battery Buckets" will be placed in residences all week to collect batteries, which will be picked up and recycled safely.

Green Team co-founder Anne Swift noted "there are no battery collection facilities on campus," which leads to wasted energy and landfill space.

"There is a better, more environmentally-friendly and feasible way of dealing with battery disposal," Swift said.

The Green Team, with the help of Housing, hope to make "battery buckets" a regular part of campus residences.

–Colin McKenna



Sikh student pride

Sikh pride was showcased yesterday in the University Community Centre atrium.

The Western Sikh Students' Association held a Sikh Awareness Day to increase awareness of the religion, said Jagmeet Singh, a second-year computer science student and WSSA executive member.

The religion was founded in the north of India in the late 1400s, Singh said, adding the WSSA hoped to introduce students to Sikhism, a religion often overshadowed by other religions.

In addition to an information display, Singh held a discussion stressing the concept of religious tolerance and need to establish and encourage existing equality between men and women.

"The one-on-one interaction was good, but I would like to have a set time for the talk next year. This year was a great informal conversation," he said.

–Renee Jacobs



Correction

Incorrect information appeared in yesterday's editorial.

"By noon, Friday Mar. 5..." should have read "By noon, Friday Apr. 5..."

The Gazette regrets the error.




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