January 21, 2004  
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Website of the Week

UWO Sucks

Although a website that includes the phrase “UWO sucks” appears to be an odd choice for “Website of the Week,” it is an interesting selection for those of you who take pride in our school — those of you who are not Western grinches out to steal the Western spirit, like the creator of this particular site.

The website is rather nicely designed, if you can believe a Western-bashing site could have a “nice” element to it. Much of it displays pictures of campus and supposed campus life. But destructive and stereotypical comments from the Western hater accompany the pictures, adding the right touch to the “UWO sucks” sentiment.

Apparently, the site is all in the name of humour and deemed to be satirical in the website’s disclaimer. Yet a proud Western student would find the whole Western sucks, London sucks, everything sucks “theme” offensive, despite the little disclaimer.

The most appalling aspect of the site is the fact the designer claims to be from Western. However, in the spirit of good humour and fun, the Western basher was generous enough to leave a feedback section. To the Western basher, if you are out there as you claim to be: you are a crafty one, my friend!

—Deanna DiMenna



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