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Volume 96, Issue 98
Thursday April 3, 2003
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Peeping Tom videotapes woman

A recent incident involving a "peeping Tom" in a heavily populated student area has left many Western students concerned.

Tuesday evening, at approximately 10 p.m., a female student was in the bedroom of her home on Huron Street when she heard a noise coming from the veranda, which her bedroom window overlooks. Upon further inspection, she realized a male intruder was on the porch with a video camera, recording the student getting undressed..

USC presents campus Oscars

The University Students' Council's 12th annual Awards Reception attracted a wild crowd of students and teachers last night.
The awards ceremony was held in the McKellar Room of the University Community Centre. "Planning has gone on since the first day of school," said Michelle Zeller, teaching awards commissioner for the USC and recipient of a Student Award of Merit.

Education Ministers unite

Ministers responsible for secondary education from across Canada met in London this week and agreed on an action plan to further strengthen pan-Canadian collaboration on a series of key education issues.

The main issue discussed was a new assessment program for Canadian students, which will replace the School Achievement Indicators Program currently in place..

Lou Gehrig's Disease breakthrough

A breakthrough experimental approach to treating ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, slows the disease's progression and may extend patients' lives by up to 10 years, Canadian scientists recently discovered.

Afflicting over 2,000 Canadians, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a neurodegenerative disease which kills the body's motor nerves, leading to complete paralysis and suffocation, said Susan Graham Walker, spokesperson for the ALS Society of Canada..


> Caught in the Web: The bias, the lies and the stories we never hear
> McMaster gets new stadium, Games
> U.S. encroaches Iraqi capital
> MacKay speaks to The Gazette
> War analysis from around the globe
> News Briefs

Lorraine Forster/Gazette
HE STINK-PALMED HER. Michelle Zeller received a Student Award of Meric from Western President Paul Davenport at the USC Awards Reception held yesterday in the McKellar Room. The Gazette's own Anton Vidgen walked away with the Future of Western award. Way to go Anton - you complete us.


Monster speaks out against the bombs

While the war in Iraq continues to wage on in a desert far, far away, here – on the slowly thawing shores of North America – London, (think Cher, Madonna, Prince ect...) the bass player for the Canadian punk outfit Closet Monster, is preparing for a European tour. His motto on the road is simple: everything in moderation.


> MOVIE REVIEW: Head of State
> CD REVIEW: Fischerspoonere
> Shukvision: Muchmusic's demise and the rise of crap


Canada's game is about to kick into high gear

Dallas Stars in the West

With the exception of the New Jersey Devils triumph in 2000, the Western Conference has had a monopoly on the Stanley Cup since 1996. Chances are, Stanley will be travelling west once again.

Sens book early tee times

This year's Eastern Conference is about as wide open as The Spoke's dance floor on a Tuesday night. Teams including the Leafs, Senators, Devils, Capitals and Flyers all have legitimate shots at winning the conference.

> Another blue spring ahead
> Hockey Pool as of April 03, 2003


Two students love doing it all night long

All-nighters can be long, lonely and incredibly stressful.

This we all know, but what exactly happens during these long cramming sessions and how much work really gets done? The Gazette’s Nicole D’Cruz and Ila Seegobin took up the challenge of pulling an all-nighter for both academic and journalistic purposes. The rule: stay up all night. The catch: actually get some studying, research and/or essay writing done. Everything else is fair game; whatever tactics needed to stay awake are allowed. The only other rule: write a log of the night’s events.

> Doctors say sleep or be stupid
> Are students studying right?