LAST UPDATED: Friday January 10, 2003 - 3:00 p.m.
obsession with the culture of celebrity
Although North Americans have been obsessed with celebrities since the
days of silent film stars, this obsession seemed more profound than
ever in 2002.
From the whirlwind relationship of J-Lo and Ben, to catching glimpses
of Avril Lavigne's "back cleavage," to kids "becoming"
their most idolized celeb for a day, the last twelve months have been
a veritable heyday for America's celebrity-obsessed youth..
faculty to vote on possible strike mandate
members will hold a vote before Jan. 17 on whether or not to give the
faculty association the authority to strike.
The decision to hold the strike vote was decided at a meeting Wednesday
night, said University of Western Ontario Faculty Association president
saddled with dental plan
Following a unanimous decision by the University Students' Council, the
question of adopting an opt-out dental plan will be put to the student
Under the first posted motion at the Dec. 4 USC meeting, a referendum
will be held as to whether or not the USC should adopt a student dental
plan similar to the health plan already available to students, said Chris
Sinal, USC president.
ignites concern over Waterloo pub
A bar brawl
at the University of Waterloo on New Year's Day has caused the university's
administration to take over management of the on-campus bars.
In the early hours of Jan. 1, a fight erupted at a student-run New Year's
Eve party at Federation Hall, one of two on-campus bars. Ramsey Hanlon,
who was not a student of the university, was beaten by several people
in a parking lot outside of the bar.
stealin' a celebrated London hobby
students: the chance of your car being stolen in London has doubled
in the past decade.
A newly released report from Statistics Canada pegged London as having
the third-highest car theft rate for cities with populations between
100,000 and 500,000 – with approximately seven or eight cars stolen
every day across the city. London has a higher car theft rate than Calgary,
Quebec City and even Toronto.
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the Swiss are as good at making death in a tube as they are at making
chocolate, fourth-year economics student Jonathan Symington is going
to find each puff more refreshing than a run down the Swiss Alps
slopes. Jonathan’s brand just happens to be imported Swiss
Marlboros, which rate well ahead of Tennessee Tar Marlboros, but
are not quite in the same class as Russian vodka tipped Marlborosovs.
We can only assume Jonathan inhales.
Number of shots of vodka Team Russia took after dumping
Team Canada: 3 each
Reason Jonathan would rather be on the ski slopes than the
ice rink: “I like hockey and all, but there’s
no chair lift in hockey, and that means no chance to light up. I
suppose I could smoke on the bench though.”