Volume 96, Issue 71
Wednesday February 5, 2003
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LAST UPDATED: Wednesday February 5, 2003 - 12:40 p.m.

Who 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.



Private 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.



Learning about Islam

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 Islamic religion.


Last stand against city smoking bylaw

London 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 change

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.

 

MORE NEWS HEADLINES:
> News Briefs


Beth Kerim/Gazette
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.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

If you're into death, you might enjoy Final Destination 2. You might really enjoy it if you're into gruesome, painful depictions of death. However, if you feel that interesting characters and a plot that somewhat makes sense is important for a good movie, you will surely be disappointed.


MORE A&E HEADLINES:

> MOVIE REVIEW: The Recruit
> CD REVIEW: Next
> Results of the Purple Shorts one-act play festival

SPORTS

Mac rules rivalry

With a full bench back at their luxury, the roller-coaster ride continued for the Mustangs women's basketball team.


MORE SPORTS HEADLINES:
> Manley, Wood rule pool
> Squash wins OUAs... again
> Sports interrogation
> Slacktopia: Eddy and Me: The College Years

CAMPUS & CULTURE

Three "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.

A new C&C every Thursday!


CAMPUS INQUISITION

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 mind:

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.”
—Andrew Woolford,
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.”
—Derek Brown,
Biology IV

“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.”
—Tom Clarkson,
ACS IV

“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.”
—Emma Nichols,
Political Science III

“I am not voting because it really doesn’t matter. How many people know what the USC actually does anyway?”
—Aaron Driscoll,
Psychology/History III

 


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