EDITORIAL & OPINIONS
University students comprise one of the most
sought after demographics for advertisers, so it’s
not surprising campus often bears witness to a slew of legitimate
and illegitimate business offers and marketing gimmicks.
With news that there are a considerable number of businesses
who illegally solicit students on campus, The Gazette thought
it would warn its readership about some of the more dubious
ploys (as a community service, of course).
A company that tries to solicit big, juicy wieners via the
hot dog lady.
This is only illegal depending on what’s exactly in the “meat.”
$50 to use The Cronyn Observatory telescope.
The lure often used in this scheme is the tempting chance to
peer into windows at Saugeen-Maitland Hall. Note: this ploy
is more profitable than porn because the view is often better.
Okay, so this one’s not the most inventive. But with
the destruction of the Wet/Dry program, fake IDs are more fashionable
than ever. Goodbye John Smith, hello Juan Sanchez.
Not many can resist the rock-bottom street price.
The pimping of Saugeen “prostitots.”
Yep, “prostitots.” Is it just us or does Saugeen
have a rep as a dirty, dirty place?
Run plays against the Mustang football team.
For a buck per yard, the Mustangs will let you know what it’s
like to be McMaster as you score touchdown after touchdown.
Portable TV Western television sets.
This is easily one of the lowest scams of them all, as students
are tricked into thinking they actually want to know what’s
on TV Western outside of the University Community Centre
atrium. Students can also pay to have TV Western personalities
come to their house and act out programming. Yay...
The “candid” shots from the W-Girls and W-Boys
The black market organ trade.
Sell your kidney to pay off your debt. Sell your other one
to buy a meal at CentreSpot.