Volume 96, Issue 65
Friday January 24, 2003
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WEEKEND EDITION
LAST UPDATED: Friday January 24, 2003 - 3:00 p.m.

The human instinct for heroism: one man's story

Chris Ryder wasn't supposed to be working at his friend's house that clear September day. He should have been out on the lake in his new boat, but that's how stories like this go.



Upper-year classes: the next double cohort threat

Talk of the double cohort's arrival next year has overshadowed any discussion of what will occur when the influx of students begin filtering through to the upper-year university classes.

University administrator's and student groups have raised concerns over the burden the double cohort will place on Ontario's post-secondary system once next year's flock of first-year students begin entering their second and third years of study.



Robot better than Doogie Howser?

A new three-armed robot at the London Health Sciences Centre – the first of its kind in Canada – is helping surgeons to improve their performance in the operating room.

 


Miss Universe could be a Mustang

Finally, Western has the proof to back up all of its bragging.

Christie Bartram, a first-year social science student at Western and Ivey hopeful, is competing in the Miss Universe Canada finals taking place in Toronto this weekend.



Waterloo in need of a Beer Baron

With on-campus bars now closed, students are being forced to find other sources of alcohol at the University of Waterloo.

Last Monday, the administration at the University of Waterloo closed the two on-campus bars – Federation Hall and the Bombshelter Pub – both of which are owned by the Federation of Students.

 

 

MORE NEWS HEADLINES:
> Smoking: is it child abuse?
> NEWS FOR DUMMIES: Bush finds Iraq on map: war looms
> Concordia pot stirs

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Lord Clones Gandhi
The result? Funny


"You can't go around The Simpsons," says Phil Lord, co-creator of the new animated series Clone High. "You have to go through them."


MORE A&E HEADLINES:

> Western shows its art masters
>
THEATRE REVIEW: Blood on the Moon
> 12 QUESTIONS: Golden Seals
> CD REVIEW: Brian Flynn

SPORTS

The Gazette's guide to fencing: Keep your sword up

The Western football team may be big and mean, but they aren't the scariest team on campus – that designation must adorn the Western fencing team, in lieu of their trusty swords.


MORE SPORTS HEADLINES:

>
Simms has a PhD in kicking ass
> Sad day for fencing
> The Gambling Man

CAMPUS & CULTURE

Canada's multicultural smorgasboard: Part II of II
Camels, pickles, boas, ninjas and other stereotypes

Yesterday, The Gazette printed the first half of its panel discussion on Canadian diversity.

The following is the second part of this two part discussion.

SMOKER OF THE WEEK

How can one man who knows so much about the human brain be guilty of such bad decision making? Jon Cant, a first-year masters student in neuroscience, must be acutely aware of the fatal effects smoking can cause. Also, we can’t help but notice he is a Leafs fan. Well Jon, we’re not sure whether your tobacco tendencies or your hockey allegiances pose a bigger threat to your health. On one hand, you could die of lung cancer. On the other hand, you will die of a broken heart.

Smokin’ Stats:
Brand: DuMaurier
Sources of stress that lead Jon to smoking: Neuroscience exams and seeing Aki Berg come over the boards for a shift.
Number of people that smoke in neuroscience: Very few students, less profs, but most of the cadavers did.


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