Volume 95, Issue 69

Tuesday, February 5, 2002

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The Gazette's mystic guru makes bold prediction

By Chris Lackner
Gazette Staff

With the dreamy-eyed gaze of a philosopher and a saintly smile, psychic Bob Masschelein tapped the spiritual world.

Yesterday, The Gazette asked their favourite clairvoyant to look into the futures of the 2002 University Students' Council presidential candidates.

A specialist in receiving spiritual impressions from pictures, Psychic Bob examined head shots of the seven candidates one by one but repeatedly came back to third-year history student Chris Sinal as the individual most likely to become president.

"He has a lot of intensity and high mental capacities," Bob said of Sinal, the former USC VP-student affairs.

"He may be set in his ways autocratic not very democratic," Bob added. "He would be quite intense with his own agenda as opposed to that of the group."

Third-year science student Melissa Groendyk is quick-minded and a fast-paced speaker, he explained.

"I see her [as] very good at organizing not necessarily by herself, but by working through committees, she could get things done," Bob said. "I also see her quite good at adapting quickly to meet challenges that may arise."

Third-year political science student Mike Liebrock inspired visions of a strong, but somewhat brooding personality, Bob said.

"This thing may overwhelm him," he said of the campaign. "He may have difficulty developing a clear view and picking a direction."

If elected, Bob said Liebrock would lead by consensus. "He's a good soul and he would be quite sincere, but I do see him as someone who is overly emotional," he added.

Bob said fifth-year media, information and technoculture student Marc Raymond has the characteristics of a leader, but tends to focus on general problems often ignoring specifics. "He would not be one to deal with little brush fires if they're not burning him."

"He has a good aura," the psychic said. "He senses very quickly what the majority wants and can get others behind him."

Kevin Shipley, a third-year mechanical engineering student, is a likable guy, but would lack consistency when it comes to leadership decisions, Bob explained.

Bob said Shipley would have to rely on a network of support if elected president.

Dan Tolhurst, a first-year honours and business administration student, is the kind of individual who will give it his all, but become quickly frustrated.

"He goes like hell and then burns himself right out," he said. "I don't see him being steady," he added. "He may be good in a secondary role, but I don't think he's quite there yet."

Bob said third-year political science student Kyle Winston has a well-disciplined personality.

"I see him being very organized he's very clear in what he wants to do with the job," he added. "He's not going to go with any pie in the sky ideas."

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