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Thursday, April 3, 2003

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A day for daffodils and cancer

Today marks Western's celebration of Daffodil Day. Students can support the Canadian Cancer Society by buying bundles of daffodils to give to their family and friends.

According to Amanda Baker, a second-year sociology student and charity commissioner for the University Students' Council, booths will be set up all over campus selling daffodils between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m..

Baker said the main booth will be set up in the University Community Centre atrium, noting the booth will also be handing out information on the effects of smoking and the different cancers that attack men and women.

"There are a lot of students who know someone who has or has been affected by cancer, so it is a worthy cause," Baker said.

Daffodils can be purchased for $6 a bundle or two bundles for $10, Baker said.

–Chris Webden



The legalities of killing people


Have you been watching the non-stop coverage of the war in Iraq and are still not sure if it is illegal or not? Western's Muslim Students' Association wants to set you straight.

The MSA will be hosting a forum called "Canada, the United Nations and the war in Iraq" in Rm. 38 of the Law Building tonight at 7 p.m., said Nabil Sultan, president of MSA.

"The purpose of the event is to hopefully help Western students understand the issues surrounding the war in Iraq," Sultan added. "A large percentage of those opposed to the war are students, and many perceive this to be because students are young and na•ve," he said.

"[The forum will provide] information about Canada's role in the recent events, as well as give expert opinions on the events," Sultan said. The speakers will be Western education professor Rebecca Coulter and law professor Michael Lynk, Sultan said.

–Laura Katsirdakis

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