Volume 96, Issue 7
Tuesday, September 10, 2002

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Urinating bullies run rampant

By Kelly Marcella
Gazette Staff


While Frosh Week drew to a close without major incident, the week was not without minor disturbances.

According to Wendy McGowan, spokesperson for the University Police Department, in the early morning of Sept. 2, five males were reported for destructive action, urinating and bullying other students in the University Community Centre. The students had previous warnings against them for similar behaviour, McGowan said, adding the incident is still under investigation for breach of the Student Code of Conduct.

On Sept. 7, there was also a report of two males fighting in the Medway-Sydenham Hall residence courtyard over an issue of theft, McGowan said. Two suspects were confronted by residents regarding stolen property, including CDs, cash and a laptop. McGowan noted the property was recovered on site when the suspects fled.

Despite controlled access in residences, McGowan emphasized the importance of reporting suspicious characters and keeping doors locked.

"It was a standard Orientation year, but we do see more alcohol related occurrences," McGowan said, adding three individuals were taken to the hospital for excessive alcohol consumption.

In another alcohol related incident, a vehicle struck a pole on Western Road, in front of Saugeen-Maitland Hall residence on Sept. 4.

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