EDITORIAL & OPINIONS
Re: “King’s Student Council Exec
looks for a raise,” Oct. 8, 2003
To the Editor:
I think I’ll be speaking for a minority when I say I
strongly support the move by the King’s University College
Students’ Council to increase the honoraria received
by its executive members. If I wasn’t personally acquainted
with the amount of work every member of this body puts in,
I might not be so positive about this initiative, but this
is hardly the reason why I think this is a good idea.
It is worth noting the level of commitment these positions
require practically preclude any holder of the office from
the possibility of a part-time job. As many a “starving
student” will know, $1,250-2,000 is hardly a great deal
of money with which to support oneself for the school year.
I don’t support this motion out of concern for the financial
situation of the current members of the KUCSC executive, but
rather out of concern for individuals who might run for office
in the future. It is a fact many people who considered running
for executive office last year chose not to do so based purely
on financial considerations. Though the KUCSC executive is
comprised of exceedingly capable and committed individuals,
the fact remains many just-as-capable people literally could
not run because they couldn’t afford to. This situation
mirrors a major problem with politics today, where only the
affluent are able to secure office.
I hope at Western we could aspire to a more just reality and
I think giving this body a moderate raise might help.
Scholar’s Electives II
Don't dis the Big O
To the Editor:
Normally I don’t pay much attention to the Celebrity
Dartboard, but on Oct. 1 I was appalled to see the face of
Oprah Winfrey. The comment about Oprah being a “rich
bitch” was rude and unnecessary. Yes, she is a wealthy
woman, but there was no need to add the profane language.
Oprah has helped many people overcome their problems, given
lots of money to charitable organizations as well as to people
less fortunate. I think whoever put Oprah on the Dartboard
is just a hater!