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Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

April 2, 2009 Ed Cartoon

Despite a recent spike in this province’s minimum wage, the majority of Ontarians â€" students especially â€" still feel they are severely underpaid.

The provincial government reaffirmed that fact on Tuesday by releasing its annual list of public sector employes who made over $100,000 in the previous calender year. (read more)

Women's studies non-negotiable

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Despite vocal opposition, a popular petition and a Facebook group to boot, the University of Guelph has officially eliminated their women’s studies program. Citing massive budget cuts as the reason, the decision was approved by the school’s Senate and Board of Undergraduate Studies and made final this past Monday. (read more)

Same old Board not representative

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Re: “2009-10 USC Board of Directors chosen”
March 24, 2009

To the editor:
In reporting on the incoming Board of Directors, Jaclyn Haggarty reported that the new members “come from a variety of different backgrounds. (read more)

Negative news needs to put on a happy face

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

I have a confession. I am tired of the negative news lately.

I won’t bother to repeat the things I’ve heard on the news over the last week but suffice to say, it’s depressing. From the economy, to murders and deaths, the drumbeat of negative news never seems to stop. (read more)

Students fill up landfill with irresponsible fun

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

To the editor:
I have always considered Western to be a fairly environmentally minded university. While working at a party this weekend hosted by a Western fraternity, I realized this is far from the truth. (read more)

Big salaries not worth the work

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Re: “Administration defends budgetary policies.”
March 31, 2009

To the editor:
Western is in dire straits. We are not receiving enough money after the market slump and with the figure of 76 per cent of Western’s expenses being staffing, it definitely does make sense to cut staff. (read more)

Groups aid locally and overseas

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Re: “Students respond to media trends, cite need for awareness.”
March 31, 2009

To the editor:
We are glad to see that students are paying attention to the media, and that they are also concerned about the amount of coverage human rights issues receive in the mainstream media. (read more)

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