You choo-choo-choosed me?
Western the first choice of more students
It seems more and more people are placing Western at the top of their application when applying to universities.
The number of first-choice applications for Western has increased 56 per cent between 1993 and 2002, while the remaining universities in Ontario have seen only an average increase of 16 per cent.
Feds may boost childcare funding in upcoming budget
Daycare spending is expected to be a large part of the upcoming federal government budget in February. The Liberal government is expected to set aside more than $1 billion to assist daycare and low-income families with children.
Booze good for heart, not just the soul
Drink up guys – gals you're on your own.
A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that moderate drinking – three or four times a week – led to a 35 per cent lower risk of a heart attack in comparison to non-drinkers.
What was the craziest thing that happened to you or a friend over the break?
I was out with friends from Alberta. We had a few drinks and just basically
chilled out. Then I found out from my mom the next day that I had the
shower on for about an hour during the night, took the top section of
the toilet off and I was sleeping on the floor.”
“A friend of
mine who goes to the University of Regina said that some guy from her
residence floor went out in his boxers. He ended up going to a car wash
in his boxers.”
“I had to have
eye surgery over the break, and I was awake during the surgery. I could
hear the doctors talking about their Christmas plans all through the surgery.”
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