EDITORIAL & OPINIONS
Mustangs rule, papers don't
Ranked No. one in the country, the Western women's soccer
team is heading into the playoffs with confidence. The team,
which is comprised of 12 rookies, had an excellent season.
Rookie players Jenna Byrne, Heather Prange and Sarah Regan
broke the mould and showed rookies don't always need years
of grooming. Allison Oosterhuis, also a rookie player, didn't
let anything get by her on defense. Veterans Eva Havaris and
Christina Bonasia had a strong season once again.
Head coach Michael Van Bussel used the girls all-around talents
to make this year a success. There was consistent effort displayed
from all across the field which added to their strong offensive
and defensive game.
Last year, the team placed third at nationals in Calgary.
However, in lieu of their perfect season, the Mustangs are
looking towards taking first place and earning the gold at
nationals in Montreal.
An anonymous FBI source recently leaked information to
The Washington Times that an Al Qaida agent was posing as a
student at McMaster University.
Mac was the prime target for this excursion due to the nuclear
reactor the school uses for research. The Al Qaida member was
supposedly attending the school to get close enough to the
reactor to walk out with a bucket of nuclear waste. Or so says
Washington's "anonymous source."
This was denied by McMaster, who stated this imaginary Al
Qaida member is not a registered member of the school. They
also stated their nuclear reactor has tight security. Access
is only granted to authorized personnel or heavily supervised
students, thus making it virtually impossible for anyone to
steal nuclear waste, let alone make a dirty bomb out of it.
The Canadian Security Intelligence Service also denied any
security issue of this sort taking place.
The reactor story seems extremely bogus - never trust those
wily anonymous sources.
Western should be pleased with the fact we don't have a nuclear
reactor close by. First of all, so we don't have to worry about
terrorists attending our university and secondly, because our
percentage of beautiful people would rapidly decline.
The Globe and Mail, in attempts to compete with MacLean's
Annual University Rankings, published their second "University
Report Card." This information was based on online surveys
to Canadian students.
Unfortunately The Globe and Mail did not do their homework
and forgot to find out if York actually has a medical school.