Volume 96, Issue 4

Thursday, June 13, 2002
 
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EDITORIAL

J.W. Little leaves big legacy

Editorial Cartoon

Editorial Board 2002-2003

J.W. Little leaves big legacy

London is embracing penises like never before and the Americans no longer want our money – truly our world is ever-changing.

Good

- London is threatening to buck its reputation as a staunch city of conservatives. The Puppetry of the Penis recently finished a run at the Grand Theatre that was met with healthy acceptance – even enthusiasm – by London theatre goers. This is a refreshing change for a city where things like having a nose ring and ordering coffee that's not from Tim Horton's pass as radical. Could the advent of men making shadow puppets out of their penises signal a rise of a more risqué cultural uprising in London? Don't bet your Viagra on it.

- Western's J.W. Little Stadium is making the move from defunct to dust. The stadium is scheduled to be torn down in the near future and with it will go countless Mustang memories. It may not seat 10,000 people or have a cushy indoor/outdoor carpeting surface like its replacement T.D. Waterhouse Stadium, but "JW" has long been a recognizable symbol of Western sporting achievement. "TD" has a long way to go before we can say the same.

Bad

- In an attempt to increase national security, the Immigration and Naturalization Service of the United States has decided to universally enforce a 15-year-old statute that prohibits non-Americans from being part-time students in the US. To say the least, this seems a bit extreme – if not naive. If someone truly wants to gain entry into a country, denying them the opportunity to do it through a student visa won't act as much of a deterrent. In the mean time, the decision is throwing a cramp into the plans of a great deal of students – many of them Canadian – who currently have part-time student status at American schools.

Ugly

- Western students will have to reach even deeper into their already depleted pocket books if they want to enjoy the "luxury" of electricity. With the hydro market now wide open, students can expect to pay greater monthly fees for the services of their toaster, TV and – if they're one of the really lucky ones – air conditioner. The worst thing about expenses such as hydro is that students don't expect to pay a lot of money for them upon arriving at university. Tuition and rent money are accounted for, but it's those wonderful excess expenses that make budgeting money as a student so difficult.


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