Volume 96, Issue 98
Thursday April 3, 2003

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LAST UPDATED: Thursday April 3, 2003 - 2:55 p.m.

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..

Raspberry Beret : The bias, the lies and the stories we never hear

I was sitting in our windowless cell of a newspaper office yesterday and came to the conclusion that tearing my hair out would be more appealing than attempting to think of an original column idea.

In the last few weeks, media coverage has been saturated with stories on the war in the Middle East, the return of kidnapped child Elizabeth Smart and the outbreak of SARS. While media outlets attempt to reinvent the wheel and present new angles on these stories, it becomes blatantly evident that 24-hour coverage is unnecessary.

McMaster gets new stadium, Games
Still located in stupid city

The mouths of Hamilton politicians are watering with the chance to host the Commonwealth Games, and McMaster University might be getting a new multi-million dollar stadium – with students footing part of the bill.
"The stadium will be financed through the university's fundraising," said Evan McIntosh, president of McMaster's student union.

U.S. encroaches Iraqi capital

(AP) – Lead American infantry units donned chemical suits yesterday after capturing a bridge just 65 kilometres southeast of Baghdad, while United States marines were even closer to the Iraqi capital after destroying one division of Saddam Hussein's battle-hardened Republican Guard as they crossed the Tigris River, American military officials said.

MacKay speaks to The Gazette

Conservative Party of Canada leadership hopeful Peter MacKay was in London yesterday took a few minutes to speak with The Gazette concerning the state of post-secondary education in Canada.

War analysis from around the globe

Throughout the American-led war on Iraq, the international media has offered a variety of opinions regarding all aspects of the conflict. The Gazette collected a sampling of global opinion over the last week.

News Briefs

A day for daffodils and cancer... The legalities of killing people...