March 24, 2004  
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Are you having a Quarter Life Crisis?
It is a small world, after all.

Nine Western students will be participating in the Intercordia Canada program, which is run in conjunction with King’s College and Huron University College. “The goal is basically to promote cross-cultural tolerance by building relationships,” explained Sangeeta Saxena, a program participant and a fifth-year computer engineering and international comparative studies student.
The program enrolls a selected group of students in an accredited course, part of which is an experiential component, Saxena said. “All of us will be going to one of three countries: Equador, Belize or Ukraine.”

“The goal is to make the world a little smaller. We are all responsible for a portion of the fundraising,” Saxena said, explaining that the program will be hosting an event at The Grad Club on Sunday, Mar. 28 at 8 p.m.. “Quarter Life Crisis will be playing,” she added.

The balance of funding will be raised by seeking sponsorships from the London community, she said.

Everyone is welcome to Sunday’s event, and a $3 cover will be charged. For more information, visit

—Laura Katsirdakis

Anti-semitism sucks... a lot
The recent incidents of anti-semitic vandalism in Toronto has sparked a student response at Western, enough to warrant a demonstration on campus.

“We’re having a rally against the instances of anti-semitism all over Ontario,” said Western Hillel President Gary Diamond. “We want to have the rally to show it isn’t acceptable.”

The rally will be held today on the Concrete Beach at 3:15 p.m., he explained, adding the event should not last longer than 30 minutes and will be kept on the Concrete Beach.

The rally will also have a speaker from the Canadian Jewish Congress, Diamond said.

He explained that the rally comes in light of the recent acts of vandalism on Jewish homes, cemeteries and synagogues in Toronto, and he saida fair turnout is expected to the event.

“Everyone’s welcome, more than welcome. Come to show your support for the people affected by it — come show your support against it,” he said.

—Marshall Bellamy



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