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Volume 96, Issue 85
Wednesday March 12, 2003
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LAST UPDATED: Wednesday March 12, 2003 - 4:15 p.m.

University 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.



Student 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 misleading.



SATIRE: 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.


Canada's nursing shortage getting worse

Despite 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.

 

MORE NEWS HEADLINES:
> Double cohort funding solid: Ecker
> Volunteering is about the community: study
> News Briefs


A.J. Messier/Gazette
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.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Sarah Slean is laughing hysterically. All aspects of a "proper" interview went out the window with one question: does she consider herself a celebrity?


MORE A&E HEADLINES:

> THEATRE REVIEW: Wang Dang Doodle
> MOVIE REVIEW: Bringing Down the House
> VIDEO GAMES: Anti-social?
> Whoa, Maggie: Pop goes the world
> CD REVIEW: Tim Easton
> CD REVIEWS: Arlene Bishop, Susan Tedeschi, New Car Smell, K-REC

SPORTS

Men long-sprint to CIS

The Western men's track and field team will be hitting Windsor's St. Denis Centre like Rice Krispies this weekend – snap, crackle, pop!


MORE SPORTS HEADLINES:
> Range is 'Stangs' strength
> Moskal has Silver lining
> Flyers snag Amonte
> Hockey Pool Results as of March 12, 2003
> Bell Tolls: "I wanna be like Kobe"
> Shooting from the Hick: Big Shaq is still the Mack

CAMPUS & CULTURE

Cheers to beers but be prepared

The Germans 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.

MORE C&C HEADLINES:
> Take a world tour of remedies
> What inhibitions?

A new C&C every Thursday!

CAMPUS INQUISITION

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.”
—Charlotte Hall,
Anthropology II

“I don’t know much about it, but, yeah, I care. It is perfect for exchange students who aren’t from around here.”
—Nick Yanow,
BA International and Comparative Studies ‘02

“I am covered already, so it doesn’t really affect me.”
—Ian Rutledge,
Geography III

“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.”
—Lisa Taylor,
Kinesiology III

 


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