Backyard board park better than Boler

Seven Western students build a park complete with rails, ramps and a drawbridge

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Grinding (sliding) down the rail on a snowboard

As ski resorts closed and snowboards gathered dust this winter, seven Western students decided to cure their winter blues by building a mini-snowboard park in their backyard.

The project was started last year by fourth-year engineering student Joel Bamsey and his housemates Ryan Rupke, Aaron Day, Nathan Chortos, Tristan Knight, Dane Labonte and Jeremy Vanwalsh. (read more)

Winter Blues?

You could have seasonal affective disorder

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Feeling SAD this winter?

You’re not alone. You and 38 per cent of the North American population may be experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), also known as the “winter blues.”

Unlike clinical depression, SAD sufferers experience normal mental health throughout most of the year but experience a lack of energy, feelings of misery, moodiness, and sleeping problems during the winter. (read more)

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Today's top news stories for January 26, 2007

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Understanding “Israel Advocacy” with David Noble and Dan Freeman-Malloy
Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights will host a lecture on the influence of pro-Israeli lobbies in Canada, called “Understanding ‘Israel Advocacy:’ Israeli Apartheid’s Campus Supporters. (read more)

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