Volume 95, Issue 58

Wednesday, January 16, 2002
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Gazette Investigation: A council in disarray

Library fines are like nose bleeds

Golden hippies still camping in principal's office

Repeat sexual offender kills himself

CASA kids launch "new" national campaign

News Briefs

News Briefs

USC helps students find travel pals

The University Students' Council has created an online message board allowing students to post information on upcoming trips in order to split travel costs.

USC president Mike Lawless initiated the forum, called Ride Board, in response to questions posed on the USC website's Beef Board. "We wanted to make sure it's really a student initiative," he said. The Ride Board allows students to post departure and destination information, how much room they have in the vehicle and their preferences for male or female and smoking or non-smoking passengers.

Lawless promoted the use of discretion and noted the Ride Board includes a disclaimer. "We do what we can to make sure this is a safe ride," he said.

Students can visit the Ride Board at www.usc.uwo.ca/rideboard

-Emmett Macfarlane


All you have to do is ask

Don't be surprised if the statement "Ask me: I'm USC" becomes stuck in your head by week's end.

All across campus this week, the University Students' Council will be out in full force during USC Awareness Week. Held during Orientation Week in September and in January to coincide with USC events like Charity Ball and upcoming elections, its purpose is to promote what the USC does and how people can become involved.

According to USC external promotions commissioner Chris Sinal, the USC is making a direct attempt to focus on first-year students. "They should approach their USC representatives in residence and find out what's going on," he said.

The USC funds most establishments in the University Community Centre, including The Wave and The Spoke. They also fund such operations as InfoSource, InPrint, Western Film, CHRW 94.7FM, TV Western and The Gazette.

"This week is for students to learn how they can use the USC and how [the USC] can help them," Sinal said.

-Paolo Zinatelli


The Afghanistan Awareness Fundraising Campaign will take place on Feb. 7 and 8. Incorrect information appeared in The Gazette on Dec. 15.

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