LAST UPDATED: Friday April 4, 2003 - 3:30 p.m.
Varsity Athletics: fighting for survival
the baron bowels of Alumni Hall, you will pass a row of squash courts
whose doors are locked, lights are turned out and windows are hermetically
sealed. The rationale behind the court's condemnation is that no one
has anted up for their occupancy fees.
Many would assume the Alumni Hall squash courts to be the home of the
dynastic Western men's squash team, but the Mustangs have not used the
facilities since 1994, despite paying the occupancy fees for the courts
until this year.
solicited to overturn USC Dental Plan
and Community Affairs Committee debated the merits of the University
Students' Council dental plan referendum last night, bringing into question
whether the university should interfere in the implementation of USC
voices on the war in Iraq
As the war in Iraq continues, the public is bombarded with information
from a wide variety of media sources. The Gazette decided to
examine electronic, independent media outlets and present an overview
of the current perspectives these sources offer.
SPAM, no thank you man
SPAM. Not only does it look, taste and smell horrible, it also sucks to
get it in your inbox.
In a move contrary to the Acceptable Use Policy of Western's Information
Technology Services, several students recently used Western mailing lists
to advertise their sublets, rental availabilities and furniture for sale.
debates legality of war
As the war in Iraq
rages on, so does national and global debate. Yesterday, Western played
host to a forum discussing the war's ongoing implications.
"Canada, the United Nations and the war in Iraq," a forum
hosted by Western's Muslim Students' Association, invited Western law
professor Michael Lynk and education professor Rebecca Coulter to share
their views on the Iraqi war.
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> Teacher testing critiqued
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> News Briefs
It is with great sadness that The
Gazette announces the passing of our beloved mascot Pedro the
Pedro is survived by his wife Juanita and approximately 764
children scattered over the Earth over his long, fruitful lifetime.
He worked by turns as a gatekeeper, jockey, novelist and shoe
model. Pedro spoke nine languages and enjoyed travel, gardening
and bird watching.
His fondest dream was to one day meet the Keebler elves, and
we’re sure that wherever he is now, they’re welcoming
him with delicious snack crackers.
The editor-in-chief of The Gazette has been hospitalized
and sedated due to grief, and is expected to return to work
students love doing it all night long
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.
say sleep or be stupid
students studying right?
OF THE WEEK
you couldn’t tell by his flowing locks and dreamy eyes, our
Smoker of the Week is none other than Gazette Editor-in-Chief Chris
Lackner. Chris began smoking in the name of love — seriously.
See, when he was 15-years-old, he worked at a summer resort and
fell in love with an iron-lunged young lady. Chris feared if his
crush ever found out his lungs were pure as the driven snow, they
could never share a life together. He returned home to London that
winter and puffed up a storm, determined to woo his sensual smoker
the next summer. But alas, upon his return, he found out she failed
Grade 10 general math and had to go to summer school. To this day,
he longs for her sweet smokin’ kiss.
Number of student newspapers run into the ground: 1
USC dollars in Gazette budget spent on Players: $6,342
Number of Gazette staffers who wish Chris well at The National Post:
All of them... awwwww.