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Volume 96, Issue 100
Tuesday April 8, 2003
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TODAY'S COMIC

LAST UPDATED: Tuesiday April 8, 2003 - 2:45 p.m.

Prime Minister to visit Western

Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien will be visiting Western today to celebrate federal funding of post-secondary education.

Chrétien will be honoured in a formal program at Western at 7 p.m. at the Great Hall in Somerville House.



Graduating teachers tested
Provincial test critiqued by many


The tables have been turned: it is now time for teachers to be tested.
Nearly 9,000 student teachers from across the province wrote the new Ontario Teacher Qualifying Test last Saturday. For the first time in almost a century, graduating teachers will be required to take a compulsory four-hour written test in order to teach at any public school across the province.



Iraqi leaders bombed, deaths unknown

(AP) – The United States struck a "leadership target" in Baghdad last night, military officials said.

The target was believed to be one or more of the top government or military leaders in Saddam Hussein's regime, the officials said, speaking on a condition of anonymity.

 


SATIRE: Apocalypse loom

Recent unseasonably cold weather has some people convinced that the Apocalypse is approaching.

Citing flash ice storms and unprecedented spring snowfall as harbingers of the end of the world, many are attempting to make peace with a higher power before it's too later.



News roundtable: Three cynics, one dreamer

Hard to believe the year is over, 100 news sections later. In light of this fact, The Gazette's news editors have decided to give you a look into the depths of our silly, twisted minds.

 

MORE NEWS HEADLINES:
> Day slams Liberal policy on Iraq
> Gazette News: Year in Review
> Robarts receives helping hand from TD

> O-Week's future still up in air
> Slacktopia: My Gazette breakup: cruel, yet loving mistress
> Manville: Striking a balance at university
> Double latte: Gazette vs. the USC
> News Briefs

 


Gazette Staff 2002-2003
Old Man Greaves/Gazette

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Chantal Kreviazuk declares war on "Loser" Bush

Chantal Kreviazuk is fuming. It's the first day of the second Gulf War. Bombs are being dropped over Baghdad, coalition tanks are rolling across the scorching desert – people are dying, and Kreviazuk says she's fed up.



MORE A&E HEADLINES:

>
Polishuk picks his TV boyfriend
> CD REVIEWS: Placebo, Killer Mike, Plastic Bag, Turin Brakes, The Nylons
> Whoa, Maggie: Rock Criticism 101: Learning to bash others properly
> 12 QUESTIONS: Antibalas
> TV hits all-time low, water coolers threatened
> Mraz rockets to success
> MOVIE REVIEW: A Man Apart

SPORTS

The Purple Pipe finale: Gazette sports picks 'em

Just over two months since his ejection from the Super Bowl for what authorities called "an unfortunate incident involving Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden, a can of cannola oil, a bearskin rug and four pounds of ground beef," the Gambling Man returns for the looming NHL playoffs.

MORE SPORTS HEADLINES:
> The Purple Pipe Awards
> Shooting from the Hick: Stop blowin' wind
> Them's the Breaks: Don't read this column
> Where's Chip?: Pissin' away the bling-bling
> Gazette Hockey Pool Winner

CAMPUS & CULTURE

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.

MORE C&C HEADLINES:
> Doctors say sleep or be stupid
> Are students studying right?


The Gazette Editorial Board
2003-2004


Editor-in-Chief
Emmet Macfarlane

Deputy Editor
Paolo Zinatelli

Managing Editor
Jordan Bell

News
Marshall Bellamy
Laura Katsirdakis
Dan Perry
Anton Vidgen

A&E
Lori Mastronardi
Megan O’Toole
Brian Wong

Campus & Culture
Kelly Marcella
Maggie Wrobel

Photo
Dallas Curow
Dave Picard
Matt Prince

Graphics
Dahlia Ishak
Taylor Um

Opinions
Mark Polishuk

Sports
Ian Denomme

Associate Sports
Brian Potocnik

Web
Kenny Khoo


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