Volume 97, Issue 1
Thursday May 22, 2003
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TODAY'S COMIC

LAST UPDATED: Thursday May 22, 2003 - 5:30 p.m.

Admin to USC: No student dental plan

Western's Board of Governors has refused to approve introduction of the fees required to fund the University Students' Council's dental plan.



Faculty votes on tentative deal
"Very good news for students"


A year of negotiations between Western's faculty union and administration has yielded a tentative agreement on which faculty members voted yesterday.



Waterloo admissions process questionable?

When deciding which students to admit to engineering programs, some universities – Western not included – adjust the marks of high school applicants based on the grading practices of the high school they attended.

 


Ritalin: the gateway drug to good grades?

Ritalin is waking people up, but not the people intended

Rumours have recently begun to circulate about the casual use of the drug (methylphenidate) by people who do not suffer from Attention Deficit Disorder. Due to the drug's ability to boost concentration and memory skills, some students use it to help them focus during stressful times such as exams.



Kats got your tongue: Disloyal Martin's victory certain

Elections in Canada inspire apathy in the best of us. How many of us know someone who has voted for frivolous reasons, like because that's the way they've always voted.

 

MORE NEWS HEADLINES:
> Prof: mad cow won't devastate economy
> Is there a porn category?
> News Briefs


Emmett Macfarlane/Gazette
I HOPE NO ONE TELLS PRESIDENT DAVENPORT THEY'RE RAFFLING HIS CAR. Moncef Nehdi, a civil and environmental engineering profesor casts his ballot on the faculty's new tentative contract.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

So many sequels, so little spice
Why film follow-ups are usually crap


From action flicks like Matrix Reloaded and Charlie's Angels 2, to comedies like Legally Blonde 2 and American Wedding, this summer has spawned a multitude of sequels to intrigue movie viewers everywhere. But simply because its predecessor was successful doesn't guarantee a sequel is worthy of precious screen time and film production.



MORE A&E HEADLINES:

>
MOVIE REVIEW: The Matrix Reloaded
> The show that slayed all other television: Buffy says farewell
> CD REVIEW: All Systems Go
> CD REVIEW: Marilyn Manson
> ART REVIEW: Surfaces
> CD REVIEW: Blur
> CD REVIEW: The New Pornographers

SPORTS

McKie taking game to Norway

Ryan McKie has been given a great opportunity to experience another country's history, culture and way of life, and he gets to play professional hockey while doing it.

MORE SPORTS HEADLINES:
> Under review: Annika is just taking up space
> What the Shuk?: Give Sorenstam a shot
> Word on the street...


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