LAST UPDATED: Wednesday March 12, 2003 - 4:15 p.m.
degrees worth the hassle
A new Statistics
Canada study reinforces what many have held as a common belief: having
a post-secondary education increases your earning potential.
The study, released yesterday, revealed that male university graduates
earn approximately $72,000 a year, while male high school graduates
earn approximately $41,000.
debt hurts access?
A recently released national survey on post-secondary education found
student debt-loads are increasingly unmanageable due to limited financial
assistance, yet critics argue the survey is flawed and the findings are
Winter to students: kiss my ass
The extended winter southwestern Ontario is experiencing has kept London
in a deep freeze well into the second week of March, leaving many Western
students without any spring in their step.
While it might be unrealistic to expect excessive sunny days before exams,
some students are concerned the tardy spring of 2003 will never come.
shortage getting worse
Canada's current shortage of nurses, experts say many new nursing school
applicants are being turned away.
The demand for nurses continues to exceed the number of seats at nursing
schools, said Carroll Iwasiw, director of the school of nursing at Western.
"It's alarming. If the current trend continues, we'll be short 110,000
nurses in Canada by 2011," she explained.
Bouncers to get in
touch with feelings
Their necks may
be big, but it doesn't mean their hearts are.
Bouncers at nightclubs in Madrid, Spain are being offered "sensitivity
courses" that include information on everything from anger management
and civil rights to fire safety and emergency procedures.
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INTRODUCING THE NEW RELATIONSHIP ABACUS. FLIP THE BLOCKS AND FIND
YOUR PERFECT MATCH. This is just one example of the work turned out by
Western arts students on display in the John Labatt Visual Arts Centre.
to beers but be prepared
call it "katzenjammer" – the wailing of cats. The
Norwegians call it "jeg har tommermenn" – workmen
in my head. The Italians call it "stonato" – out
of tune. The Swedes call it "hont i haret" – pain
of the roots of my hair.
Despite the various translations of the word "hangover,"
the feelings associated are universal. Whatever you end up calling
it, some Sunday mornings, you can't help but wish you were dead.
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new C&C every Thursday!
It has been almost
a month since the University Students’ Council held a referendum
asking students if they wanted a dental plan, and some council members
want the decision overturned. The Gazette would like to know
if anyone actually cares.
“Yes I care. I don’t want it. I can’t afford to pay
for it. I know you get the money back, but, still — it’s useless.”
“I don’t know much about it, but, yeah, I care. It is perfect
for exchange students who aren’t from around here.”
BA International and Comparative Studies ‘02
“I am covered already, so it doesn’t really affect me.”
“For the general student body, I am sure it will make a difference.
I think the need is out there for the school to have something like [a
dental plan]. Personally, though, I am opting out of it.”