LAST UPDATED: Monday March 17, 2003 - 2:50 p.m.
theatre sparked by renaissance
When Gord Downie
of The Tragically Hip sang, "Bring on a brand new renaissance,
'cause I think I'm ready," he could have been talking about London's
newly revitalized theatre scene.
With established companies like The Grand Theatre and the London Community
Players, The Forest City has been home to a tradition of quality theatre
for decades. However, in the past, these theatre companies often played
it safe by staging dramas and musicals that had been performed many
falls on the USC dental plan
to swirl around the dental plan referendum held last month during the
University Students' Council presidential elections, causing some to
question its validity.
At Wednesday night's council meeting, two motions were debated. The
first involved suspending the USC's bylaws, which, according to USC
legal affairs officer Anatoly Dvorkin, was necessary for council to
debate the validity of the results.
at the periodicals
Western libraries have eased restrictions on drinking, but there's a chance
the new policy isn't permanent.
On Feb. 10, D.B. Weldon Library initiated a trial policy which allows
students to consume lidded beverages in the library. At the end of April
the effectiveness of the policy will be evaluated.
university's funding question
of the new University of Ontario Institute of Technology in September
has been a longtime coming – and not without criticism.
UOIT, located in Oshawa, will accept 700 to 1,000 first-year students
this year, said Heather Middleton, UOIT's communications officer. The
school will offer nine undergraduate programs and will expand these and
add a graduate program over the next few years, she explained.
election a three-horse race
Election if necessary,
but not necessarily an election.
March 12 marked an important date in the future of Canada's "distinct"
province, as Premier Bernard Landry announced that Quebec would hold
a provincial election on Apr. 14.
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Out of bathroom stalls and into public debate
539 BC: Celebration continues late into the night in the city of
Babylon, while enemy forces camp outside. As King Belshazzar entertained
followers, a disembodied hand scrawled cryptic writing on the wall;
the kingdom was found wanting and Babylon would be taken by the
Persians. The writing on the wall revealed the true state –
and fate – of the Babylonian empire. Later that night Belshazzar
intolerance: a Western tradition?
OF THE WEEK
people’s obsessions go too far. We all liked the Austin Powers
series, but third-year ACS student Kostas Foussious crossed the
line when he shaved his head and turned his pick-up truck into a
mobile Big Boy in an attempt to turn himself into a bastardized
version of Dr. Evil. Of course, it wasn’t long before he realized
to complete his plan he would need his own little Mini Me. Shortly
before this picture was taking, Kostas was spotted kicking the shit
out of some kid and stealing this bobblehead. Upon procuring the
little doll, he declared with quasi-evil delight, “I shall
call him Kinda Kostas.”
Brand: Du Maurier Evil Lite
Friends: Just the Big Boy
Aspirations: World domination — or the chance
to one day
master a bra strap.