EDITORIAL & OPINIONS
The House always wins
To the Editor:
To all of the amazing Alumni House frosh,
O-Week 2003 (YOUR O-Week) is over and classes
are right on track. But will the frosh and sophs of Alumni forget
about it? Never.
Last week you guys showed the true spirit
and enthusiasm Alumni House stands for. From cheering to raising
money for charity to participating in every event - you did
All of you have contributed to the rise in
Alumni's pride, which has skyrocketed from virtually nothing
to the most it's probably ever been. Hopefully we'll all remember
this accomplishment in the years to come.
As your sophs, we could not have asked for
a more amazing group of people to introduce to the "Western”
world. You have not only captured memories for yourselves, but
provided us with many as well. We cannot thank you enough for
making Alumni's 2003 O-Week (in our minds) the BEST ever! Here's
to more fun Alumni times to come.
From all the 2003 Alumni House sophs
CIS win record?
To the Editor:
Enough is enough! A humiliating loss to Windsor in the season
opener, a team we had not lost to in 25 years, and now this:
a 47-35 loss to Queen's. No more. Haylor must go! This loss
is simply the final straw.
No Mustangs team up 28-10
should fall apart like that. I know the defense is young and
we have a new system but remember, Haylor is the one who brought
in this change. Why? To protect his own job. After two poor
playoff performances, he decides to deflect the blame and cans
coaches under him to protect his own position. The fact is,
in sports, players stop listening to the top guy after a while.
So the top guy must go for the benefit of the program. Instead
of stepping aside to protect his interests, he fires a bunch
of folks under him.
Don't believe me Haylor's
lost his objectivity? Simply recall that horrible playoff game
his son was having as quarterback a few years ago. Rather than
try and get something going with the backup, Haylor left "Jr."
in and the ÔStangs went down in flames.
Why is it Haylor asks so
much of the players only not to do it himself? It's time Haylor
did the same. That's right, have some balls, step up to the
plate and resign. And if he can't do it, then it's time for
the sports hierarchy at Western to clean up this mess. Fire
him, the sooner the better.
Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah,
is no joke
Re: "The Gazette
follows the USC's lead," Sep. 11
To the Editor:
In your Thursday edition you published an initiative for instituting
a school "Straightline" to help "heterosexuals
'straighten out their lives.'"
Now, as funny as this may be, I wish to point out such a facetious
attitude towards QueerLine only helps to demean the merit and
importance of such an equity service. Furthermore, you subordinate
QueerLine by mocking it, thus encouraging others to do the same.
With QueerLine being so young, it needs enthusiasm
and not derision to be focused on it in order to see its continuance.
Everybody has the right NOT to be discriminated against. StraightLine
is a subtle and unhelpful form of discrimination that merely
encourages others to mock the efforts of QueerLine.
USC QueerLine Commissioner
University of meshtern
To the editor:
So, I'm all for school spirit. It's really nice to see people
on campus sporting Western shirts, hats, shorts, whatever. And
if I have the means between Old Milwaukee and Kraft Dinner purchases,
I really enjoy buying some Mustang gear from time to time.
So when I was in The Book Store last week,
lining up to purchase ridiculously overpriced text books, something
hit me. Trucker hats. Yes! Western trucker hats! That would
So the next time I was in the UCC I started
looking for some cool mesh hats (you know, the ones we all threw
out six years ago not thinking they'd come back in style). Surely
one of the university outfitters would have them right?
Wrong. Zero. They have Western golf balls.
They have Western dog collars. No mesh hats...
Judging by the popularity of this fad, anybody
who starts firing out these bad boys will turn a sick profit
quickly. So please, someone... get on it. Western mesh hats,
baby. Some of us want to look like truckers in class.
Political Science II
spirit can be had, but at a price
To the editor:
Here is the problem with Western school spirit. I like to think
we are a pretty energetic student body and there is a lot of
purple and white that adorns this school, both on the students
and throughout the campus. So I think it is fair to say us students
are pretty good at touting just how great a school we go to.
Now here is my problem: how
are we supposed to show other schools this spirit when you need
a separate student loan to go see a Mustangs football game?
I was OK shelling out a ten spot for the tickets (no validation
card = not a student), that's cool. But where things get out
of control is in a little place we like to call the beer garden.
$5.75 King Cans?! Come on, you have got to be kidding.
Not only that, but it's also
being relegated to Blue Light from half time on and finally
returning from the bank machine opposite Essex Hall to be told
"Oh, we're actually sold out." Hmmm, how about a slice
of pizza then. Well, $4 later for a cheese circle stuck to the
box... mmm, that hits the spot.
Look, I am not pretending
to be eating peanut butter from a playing card. I just think
with all the fees and costs that come with going to school here,
can't we just enjoy a football game on a sunny afternoon without
paying like you are at the ACC in Toronto?