Volume 96, Issue 55
Monday January 6, 2003

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Best on Campus

The Gazette's
Best of London

Best of Food
Best Chinese food at 3 a.m.
Best hangover breakfast
Best ice cream
Best lunch at a strip club
Best milkshake
Best mussels
Best pizza
Best place to get a sandwich
Best Portuguese chicken
Best selection of draft beer
Best sugar high
Best vegan/vegetarian-friendly restaurant

Best of Arts & Leisure
Best arcade
Best DJ
Best driving range
Best live venue
Best local band
Best place to buy clothes someone may or may not have died in
Best place to do tobagganing
Best place to have a gay ol' time
Best place to light a spliff
Best place to pick up a cougar
Best place to see a Scottish man in leather pants
Best place to watch pigskin fly
Best street performer
Best Sunday hoedown
Best selection of magazines and vinyl
Best tattoo/piercing place
Best used book store
Best used CD store

Best of the Rest
Best all-purpose sex shop
Best cabbie for drunken conversation
Best gym
Best hair salon
Best place to buy a creative gift
Best place to buy house accessories
Best place to buy long, striped knee-socks
Best place to buy men's dressy clothes
Best place to drop dead
Best place to find a unicorn
Best place to get a pet
Best place to plot a revolution
Best place to pretend you're in London, England
Best place to pretend you're not in a city
Best place to rent costumes

Best on Campus
Best custodian in the UCC
Best female athlete
Best makeout/study spot on campus
Best male athlete of all time
Best on-campus meal
Best on campus meal for $5
Best on-campus napping site
Best on-campus Tim Hortons lady
Best place to cry
Best place to photocopy a textbook
Best place to spend the most money on the least amount of food
Best place to stand in line
Best residence to party, sleep, and study
Least worst student politician

Best residence to party, sleep, and study
Essex Hall

Obviously if this category was about the best residence to party in, Saugeen-Maitland Hall would take the trophy, but if you're looking for some kind of balance, look no further than Essex Hall. Essex Hall provides ample opportunity for debaucherous good times - everything from frolicking on the field of TD Waterhouse Stadium to prank wars with the engineering faculty floor. The best part about Essex is that you can always find someone to partake in toxins with, as well as manage to get some studying done to ensure you can return to Western for a second year of good times. Instead of one roommate, you have three - which means there's a greater likelihood you'll actually like one of them. And as for sleeping - you have your own room, undeniably the best part of being in suite-style residence. So, not only can you get a good night's sleep, you can always escape to your own little space whenever you feel the need. Despite the fact that Essex is more prone than any other residence to fire alarms at 3 a.m. on a Saturday morning - in the middle of the winter, no less - it is undeniably the best residence to ensure a balanced eight months of stupidity and the opportunity to study enough to pass your classes.
-Kelly Marcella