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TODAY'S COMIC

WEEKEND EDITION
LAST UPDATED: Friday March 28, 2003 - 2:30 p.m.

Internet addiction: the new heroin?

You know you're tired.

You intended to go to sleep early, but found yourself on MSN Messenger playing High Fidelity's "Top Five List" game.

All of a sudden, 3 a.m. rolls around and you don't know whether "So Far Away" or "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy" should take title spot for your favourite Rod Stewart song. It's OK – as university students, most of us have been there. With so many university students clocking in late hours on the Internet, addiction seems like a harsh conclusion.



Students brutally assaulted at Masonville

In an unprovoked incident, two Western students were brutally attacked outside of Masonville Place on Tuesday night, according to the London Police Department.

The students, a male and a female, were attacked by three men outside of the entrance to Sears at about 11 p.m., where they were sitting on a tipped over shopping cart waiting for a bus.



Tories budget for starving students

After weeks of controversy surrounding the staging of its delivery, the Ontario budget was presented yesterday live from the Magna Technical Training Institute in Brampton.

"We wanted to give you (Ontario's voters) the chance to give us your feedback," said Premier Ernie Eves, in explaining why the budget was delivered outside of the provincial legislature.

 


UBC offers free tuition to PhDs

On top of the potent marijuana, doctors of philosophy candidates may have a second integral reason to study on the West coast – free tuition.

Recently, the University of British Columbia announced that, beginning in September 2003, they will be waiving the tuition for all PhD candidates for their first four years of study.



Best friends?
America critiques Canada's loyalty

America's ambassador to Canada has issued a stinging critique of our country's decision to stay out of the war in Iraq, citing increased border security and faltering trade as consequences of the deteriorating political relationship between our two nations.

 

MORE NEWS HEADLINES:
> War in Iraq rages: casualties mounting
> NEWS FOR DUMMIES: Iraq resists, while SARS spreads
> Can Americans point fingers over POW treatment?

> Man without technology


Dahlia Ishak/Gazette

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Holly McNarland is a lot cooler than your mom

"Did you see that cop?" Holly McNarland asks excitedly. "He was pretty!"

Aboard a tour bus with what sounds like a football team, she heads towards her next destination: the booming metropolis of Barrie, Ontario.



MORE A&E HEADLINES:

>
Tobin reinvents jungle vibes
> Haunted Spoke?!
> Suz Blues House gets a little Greener
> Films4Food rides The Wave of student film festivals
> Movie Listings

SPORTS

Performance-enhancing drugs in university sport?

Most men would squirm at the thought of watching their testicles shrink, but for many athletes, this is just one of the sacrifices they are willing to make in exchange for the benefits of using performance enhancing drugs.

MORE SPORTS HEADLINES:
> Kelly Albert: Goodwill champ
> Shukvision: Gretzky funny? Pro Stars not an accurate TV show
> Stallone freaks out, pushes guy

CAMPUS & CULTURE

The ABCs of understanding advertisements

Advertising has no effect on us. Right? Wrong.

In Ferdinand de Saussure's 1916 Cours de Linguistique Générale, Saussure deconstructed the building blocks of language into two pieces: signifier and signified. He concluded by writing, "It is therefore possible to conceive of a science which studies the role of signs as a part of social life... we shall call it semiology."

MORE C&C HEADLINES:
> Kalle Lasn: the Robin Hood of mindspace
> Shampoo wants to sex you up

SMOKER OF THE WEEK

James Ferguson, a second-year mechanical engineering student, was spotted on campus playing a little hacky-sack. Hacking comes naturally to James, as everday he wakes up and hacks his tar-infested lungs out, because he lacks the will power to do what everybody around him has been urging him to do, and quit smoking. Hacky-sack is the only sport James can play, since he experiences shortage of breath every time he plays anything more than stand in one playce. Good for you James.

Smokin’ Stats:

Brand: Belmont Mild.
Most impressive hacky move: Kicking the sack up one nostril and shooting it out the other.


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