Volume 96, Issue 55
Monday January 6, 2003

 
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Best of Food
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Best place to get a sandwich
Best Portuguese chicken
Best selection of draft beer
Best sugar high
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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

Least worst student politician
Michael Rudd

Western's University Students' Council is full of an assortment of self-assured, quasi-competent and often fake individuals. So, from the student perspective, the best politician is a capable one who, at the very least, seems focused on doing a good job rather making him or herself feel important. USC VP-finance Michael Rudd fits this mold perfectly. He has, thus far, quietly gone about his job of efficiently organizing the financial affairs of the USC. He's also dedicated himself to substantive, rather than fluffy, initiatives - including an expansion of TV Western's network and programming, and financial awareness programming to help students actually keep a budget. Perhaps the best thing about Rudd is that while he is always around when you need him, he is never around when you don't.
-Emmett Macfarlane

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