March 18, 2004  
Volume 97, Issue 88  

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Universities more accessible than in 1960s?

Although student lobby groups are constantly claiming that Canada’s post-secondary education system is in the midst of a financial crisis, two recently published reports suggest otherwise.

St. Patrick’s Day: Irish and non-Irish rejoice

Yesterday, most of the world — at least the Irish world and the one that wanted to be Irish — celebrated St. Patrick’s Day, a day of saintly patronage, solemn reflection and irrepentant boozing.

Rising competition for teacher’s college

Over the past five years, the Ontario provincial government has increased the total number of funded placements for teacher’s colleges to 31,000 — but have admissions criteria adjusted accordingly?

Video game violence

For the first time in history, the Ontario Film Review Board has placed a Restricted rating on a video game due to high levels of graphic violence. The recent release of the horror/action game Manhunt has again sparked the debate about violence in video games and its effect on children.

American ambassador visits Western, hails U.S.-Canada relations

Sporting a green tie for St. Patrick’s Day, the United States ambassador to Canada, Paul Cellucci, paid a visit to Western yesterday. His presentation, entitled “Canada and the United States: Our Mutual Commitment to Cooperation and Community,” drew a full audience to Conron Hall in University College.

The war on terror is futile

Marshall Law

Western students live pretty sheltered lives. Really, all we need to worry about is missing the bus or handing in the odd essay late. And then some terrorists blow something up.

News Briefs

> Groups to play games for multiculturalism
> Prospective students to be shown Western..
> Food will be eaten, culture will be had
> Money and jobs make their way EOA




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