USC agrees on Alley's ciggys plebiscite question

Councillors and president agree student feedback is vital to any decision about cigarette sales in Mustang Alley

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Smoking a cigarette

The end is in sight for a ruling on the sale of cigarettes in Mustang Alley, as the University Students’ Council decided Wednesday night to let students choose yes or no.

A plebiscite question on the matter has been approved by council, which means Western students will vote on the matter during the USC elections next month. (read more)

Facebook is worse than 'da crack

Friday, January 11th, 2008

You may not be addicted to heroin or angel dust, but more university students than ever are struggling with a debilitating vice: Facebook addiction.

The popular social networking website is commonly used to reunite old friends, post images, arrange events and even sell old textbooks. (read more)

Blood clots, deaths linked to Evra

Health Canada documents 16 blood clots and two deaths since 2004

Friday, January 11th, 2008

The Evra birth control patch may be more convenient than the pill for many Canadian women, but new evidence suggests it may also be more dangerous.

The January issue of Health Canada’s Canadian Adverse Reaction Newsletter documented 16 cases of blood clots and one heart attack in Evra patch users since its arrival on the Canadian market in 2004. (read more)

151,000 estimated dead in Iraq

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Australia: Our croc-loving pals are always busying themselves with important decisions, like choosing the Word of the Year 2007.

Australia’s Macquarie Dictionary is holding an online vote to decide on the best out of a list of 85 words. (read more)

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