Volume 96, Issue 9
Thursday September 12, 2002

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Waka waka waka: Here comes Sinal

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WHO HAS A TOMATO? The similarities between USC President Chris Sinal and Fozzie Bear are almost frightening.

By Emmett Macfarlane
Gazette Staff

University Students' Council President Chris Sinal took a few minutes out of his busy schedule yesterday to answer several meaningless questions from The Gazette.

The following is just a fraction of what the student leader who is, by\ his own admission, "full of hot air," had to say – just enough to make you see what kind of guy is representing the Western student body.

Describe what the upcoming year will be like if all of your goals are accomplished.

I think regardless of whether all the goals are going to be accomplished it's going to be an exciting, satisfying year. If all the goals are accomplished, I think it's going to be a year where the USC as an organization really moves forward, especially in light of the fact that we've got a strategic plan now.

If everyone on campus recognized you, would you spend most of your time hiding or mingling?

[I'd] probably just hang out. One of my favourite parts of O-Week was just walking around and talking to people, regardless of if they knew who I was. I don't really think you could be in this kind of job and not just like talking to people.

What is your favourite place on campus?

There's a little park bench in a grove of trees right on the hill beside The Spoke. That's a really nice place to just hang out. Some of the trees by Middlesex College are really good places to just sit and read – I'm kind of a geek that way.

... in London?

The Poacher's Arms. That's a really good place just to sit and have a beer – when The Spoke's closed. [laughs – ironically, much like Fozzie Bear]

What do you want to do with your life?

I still have a year of school left. Next year, I'm actually looking forward to just being a student. This council experience has really shown me what I enjoy doing. That might mean going into politics.

Word association – Paul Davenport:
Good guy. Likes cheese.

Pornography: There's a store, down [on] Wharncliffe, that used to be "Adults Only Video," then for some reason became "Adults Only Vision" and now has a completely different name. What's going on with that store? [The Gazette failed to ask Sinal about any membership].

Philosophy students: Thought about becoming one. They do the world good.

Ernie Eves: I sometimes wonder what he puts in his hair.

Queen's University: [snickers] Regardless of what I have to say about them as people and their academic program, they wear kilts, and I have to respect that.

Chris Lackner [Editor-in-Chief of The Gazette]: He runs good dances.

Engineering students: Anybody who could give me a severed bunny ear as a momento... I think that speaks for itself.

The Naked Masturbator: Oh, Jesus. Who is this guy, does he have a job? I know he creates employment for other people, like The Gazette.

Mike Harris: It is because of him, along with the teachers, that I first got politically active in high school. I wasn't in the picket line, but I certainly had to deal with it.

Jean Chrétien: If I were to run for USC president eight times in a row, it would be [about] the same thing that's happened with Jean, so I'm excited to see what's going to happen in the next couple of years.

Sophs: Great people. Absolutely amazing.

Western Housing and Ancillary Services: They have a job to do and they do it. The responsibilities that they have doesn't completely mesh with what we do.

Operation Massive [Note: As USC VP-student affairs in 2000, Sinal was in charge of organizing a student event, dubbed Operation Massive, which lost $30,000]: Good idea. Lets not do it again.


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