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LAST UPDATED: Thursday March 6, 2003 - 12:30 p.m.

Base student fees frozen by USC

The proposed budget for the next fiscal year was presented to the University Students' Council last night, outlining, among other things, a freeze on the base USC student fee.

"We, the USC Board of Directors and the USC Finance Committee, are recommending a full and sustained freeze to the USC base fee," said USC VP-finance Michael Rudd.



Concrete Beach gets makeover
Will still lack ocean, bikinis and surfing


Nothing says happy anniversary more than 10-foot trees and pretty lights.

At last night's University Students' Council meeting, President Chris Sinal presented a plan to redesign the landscaping on the Concrete Beach, in front of the University Community Centre. The renovation would act as a gift to Western on behalf of the USC for the school's 125th anniversary, Sinal said.



How not to be a wanker
New Brunswick teaches etiquette course


The administration at the University of New Brunswick, spurred by shocked employer phone calls, has decided to launch an etiquette course to better prepare their students for job interviews.

"You can be technically well qualified for a job, but, if you cannot carry on a conversation or are short on sophistication when it comes to table manners at a business luncheon, you will probably not get the job, " said Yolanda Spithoven, the outreach co-ordinator at UNB, who assists students in finding employment.



NDP platform targets education

The Ontario New Democratic Party recently released their election platform – and left-wing hippies across the province held a collective bong session in celebration.

The NDP, in preparation for a likely spring provincial election, released an 80-page document outlining their plans should they form the next government.

 

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Dallas Curow/Gazette
CONCRETE OR NOT, DOESN'T A BEACH, BY DEFINITION, REQUIRE WATER? Maybe with the planned revamping of Concrete Beach Westerners will finally get something to splash in besides the toxic Thames.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

As the cue ball banks off the wrong corner and sinks the black ball again, I can't help but say "bloody hell," as I dig the accursed ball out of the pocket. At the same time, Supergrass guitarist Danny Goffey lets out a light chuckle as he sets down his white Russian and lines up his next shot.


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SPORTS

Purple Pipe: Skaters
Figure skaters take OUA gold

The Pipe's most recent recipients are experts in double axles, triple salchows, toe flips, lutzes and that thing where the person spins on that little spike thing on the end of the skate. In other words, figure skaters.

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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.

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