LAST UPDATED: Wednesday February 5, 2003 - 12:40 p.m.
will be crowned king of the USC castle?
Much like contestants
of American Idol, Western wananabe student politicos took to the microphone
yesterday to begin their quest for student adoration – and votes.
The six University Students' Council presidential candidates took part
in an open forum yesterday, to answer questions from the Western community.
bill proposes student loan change
A private member's motion to be tabled at an upcoming session of Parliament
would have parental contributions eliminated from the assessment process
of the Canada Student Loan Program.
Currently, the expected parental contribution – which is calculated
based on a parent's annual income – is deducted from the amount
a student is eligible to receive when applying for a student loan.
If you are anxious to understand the Islamic religion and dispel the myths
that surround it, the Islamic Centre of Southwestern Ontario will be holding
a public service course on the Islamic religion.
According to Western dentistry professor Munir El-Kassem, this course
is intended to educate people who are interested in learning about the
Last stand against
city smoking bylaw
bar proprietors have one last chance to lobby against an all-out smoking
bylaw, which will make it illegal to smoke in all city bars.
Bar owners had an opportunity to voice their opinions concerning the proposed
smoking bylaw before City Hall on Monday, and have one more chance tonight.
Al Sabawi calls for
Mohamed Al Sabawi,
one of the six candidates running for next year's University Students'
Council president, believes his outside perspective on the USC will
aid him as a candidate.
The third-year political science student said that, although he does
not have any direct USC experience, he did serve as the Web site co-ordinator
on the Income Tax Committee last year. Al Sabawi has also been a member
of the Muslim Students' Association for the past three years.
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EENIE, MEENIE, MINIE, MOE. 2003/2004 USC presidential candidates,
from left to right: Mohamad Al Sabawi, Myron Belej, Brook Dyson, Cameron
McAlpine, Neil Uttamsingh, and Paul Yeomen gathered for a forum yesterday
in the UCC atrium.
"world-class" chefs get down and dirty
The three world-class
chefs went on an adventure this past weekend. Their mission? To
show students that they can make a meal with the sparse contents
of their refrigerator.
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Well the excitement
and fanfare that is the University Students’ Council presidential
elections has begun again, and for this reason The Gazette decided
to head out on campus and ask the question that is on everyone’s
Are you going to vote in the upcoming election and why?
“I’ll vote if I see three pints on the table right now. This
fucking election is full of shit. All [the candidates] want is power,
that’s it, power.”
Computer Science IV
“Nah, I don’t think I will vote because all the candidates
are exactly the same and really none of them fucking do anything anyway.”
“I just decided today that I am voting because [a candidate] came
and gave a five minute speech in front of my class. He got my attention,
so I’ll vote for him.”
“Yes. I listened to them today and I think it’s important
[to vote] because I am putting so much money into being here and it is
important to pick the person that will use that money in the best way.”
Political Science III
“I am not voting because it really doesn’t matter. How many
people know what the USC actually does anyway?”