Volume 96, Issue 69
Friday January 31, 2003
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WEEKEND EDITION
LAST UPDATED: Friday January 31, 2003 - 2:40 p.m.

Can a "heart of gold" win over voters?

"This is a party interested in you," declared Jack Layton, the charismatic Toronto city councillor. "It's time to end the senseless quest towards the militarism in this world."

Whether it's time for peace or not, one thing is for sure – it's Jack Layton time on the national stage.


Liberal election platform calls for tuition freeze

The provincial Liberal party released its election platform yesterday, proposing an immediate tuition freeze and help for needy students, among other commitments.

Marie Bountrogianni, Liberal critic for the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, said the platform is the result of public concern and not pressure from lobby groups.



Study says boys may actually be literate

Boys are dumb – or so girls say anyway. However, a recent study on boys and literacy suggests boys are merely interested in different texts than girls.

"Traditionally, boys are not interested in literacy," said Kathy Sanford, assistant professor of education at the University of Victoria and co-author of the study entitled Morphing Literacy: Boys Reshaping Their Literacy.



Grits propose Double cohort refund

With the double cohort lurking around the corner, the call for an application fee refund is raising the hopes of many high school students.

According to Marie Bountrogianni, member of provincial parliament for the Hamilton Mountain riding and post-secondary education critic for the Liberal Party, university applications are something students should not have to pay for.


A stroke of literary genius

A Western father and daughter team have joined literary forces on a book about strokes.

Vladamir Hachinski, professor of clinical neurological sciences at Western, and his daughter Larissa Hachinski, a Western graduate of oral history, have collaborated on a book to inform Canadians about strokes.

 

MORE NEWS HEADLINES:
> NEWS FOR DUMMIES: Our Lord Dick Cheney
> Homeless shelter to be approved
> News Briefs

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

The Bachelor-ization of love
TV furthers erosion of romance


Riding the current wave of reality television is an ever-expanding series of "real-life" shows that are attempting to redefine the concept of love.


MORE A&E HEADLINES:

> World Wide Wong: Some kids just aren't American Idol material
>
Ditchin' the Moffatts for Boston-style rock
> Are college airwaves for sale?
> Hit or Miss
> CHRW 94.7 Fm Top 25

SPORTS

Women ballers bury Lancers by recovering blown lead

Looking to extend their home-winning streak to four games, the Western Mustangs women's basketball team came out like a runaway train in Wednesday night's battle against the Windsor Lancers.


MORE SPORTS HEADLINES:

>
Peaker meets the mark
> Them's The Breaks: Ignorance not always bliss
> Shooting from the Hick: Chickens could play soccer
> Purple Pipe: men's hockey and J-Gro

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!

 


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