Looking at the changing face of O-Week
Orientation Week - some would argue what used
to be the epitome of the "college" experience has
in many ways faded to a shadow of its former self.
With the onslaught of the double cohort, the
first-year class participating in this year's O-Week activities
has been the largest ever accommodated at Western. As a result,
O-Week has undergone many structural and organizational changes
to help facilitate the transition to university life for this
younger incoming class.
Seeing triple: Delaware crammed for
Some frosh are more cramped than others.
Thirty rooms in Delaware Hall have been equipped
with bunk beds and made to accommodate three students instead
of two, said Susan Grindrod, associate vice-president of housing
and ancillary services. Prospective students were informed about
this and even given the opportunity to request a three person
room, she explained. Students were assigned to these rooms randomly,
as with all other residence rooms, Grindrod added.
Consecutive nights of violence hits
Two straight nights of violence at The Wave
this week has put a damper on an otherwise successful Orientation
A brawl involving approximately 15 males broke
out at the packed Wave Monday night, though no one was seriously
injured, said Dan Smith, manager of the University Students'
Council's bar operations. About 12 staff members broke up the
fight and eventually ejected the combatants from the bar.
USC golf cart taken for joy ride,
A golf cart stolen from outside the University
Community Centre that belonged to the University Students' Council
was found hanging off a bridge over Medway Creek on Tuesday
at about 2:30 a.m., said Elgin Austen, interim director for
the Campus Community Police Service.
Girl accosted near Delaware Hall,
Frosh Week is definitely a time to have fun,
but it is important not to forget concerns about safety in the
midst of the excitement. An incident that occurred at 2 a.m.
Wednesday morning is a reminder of this point.
Fire strikes Huron Food Court
Yesterday afternoon a fire broke out behind
the Huron University College Food Court.
Just after 4 p.m. the London Fire Department
was called after flames were noticed in a dumpster next to the
back wall of the food court. The dumpster was filled mainly
From the Far Lane: When O-Week
ends all blindfolds come off
In a few days, frosh will know what university
life is really like.
Orientation Week festivities will be over
- and although a lot of good, wholesome fun will have been had,
the little knot in each first-year belly that has said "this
is just like camp" all week long will disappear.
Eves finally sets an election date
- candidate get uppity
The recent provincial election called by Ontario
Premier Ernie Eves has brought post-secondary issues to the
forefront as London North Centre candidates battle for student
"We believe tuition fees are too high
and have denied students access [to Ontario universities],"
said Rebecca Coulter, New Democratic Party candidate for the
Tories hate student journalists
Following his election call for Oct. 2, Ontario
Premier Ernie Eves made a campaign stop in London at Spencer
Hall where The Gazette was barred from entering by
the London Police Department.
"We too have been turned away at Ernie's
door - the people of Ontario have been turned away at Eves'
door," stated Sheila White, director of communications
for the New Democratic Party's campaign headquarters.
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