NEWSCAST - Tuesday - February 6th, 2018
-Today is your final day to vote in the USC Elections. Make sure you do a little research on who you would like representing your voice for 2018/19 school year. You can find candidate platforms and biographies online at www.radiowestern.ca. Ballots close today at 8pm, so go onto westernusc.simplyvoting.com to cast your vote this USC Election.
-A swastika was drawn inside an elevator on Sunday at Essex Hall. After the incident, all essex residents were sent emails about the culture at Western and how vandalism of this kind is not acceptable. The university Police and Jewish community at Western were notified, since then the sign has been cleaned off and is being used by students.
-Days For Girls is a charitable organization that sends kits of feminine hygiene products to young women in underprivileged countries, so they don't have to miss substantial time of the limited education that they get. In addition to the henna painting which took place in the cafeteria in Saugeen-Maitland Hall Monday evening, second year political science student Kavisha Patel and a handful of others are organizing events within the social science faculty, as well as with Western Women In Leadership group to help raise awareness and money. Future events for the foundation will be running with events held by the Western Women in Leadership group, including information about the foundation and the opportunity to donate.
-Black History Month roared through the UCC Atrium on Thursday, with outstanding performances and brilliant content to help represent and inform Westerners about the importance of Black History Month at Western University and abroad. The Black Student Association hosted an opening ceremony for Black History Month to honour and remembers the important people and events in the history of the African diaspora, as well as in Canadian history. Black history month was created in the United States in 1926 by Carter G. Woodstock and although Black History Month was practice in Canada shortly after it was established in the US, the House of Commons didn’t officially recognize February as Black History month until 1995. Today socially conscious groups and individuals like the BSA, a student run club since 1993, have been committed to keeping its members and students informed of political and social issues that affect people of colour within the UWO and London community. The BSA plans to run many events throughout the month February and encourages all students, faculty members, friends and family to join in on the celebration of Black contributions in Canada and around the world.
-The London Lightning played the Niagara River Lions on Saturday night at Budweiser Gardens. London prevailed to a 103-92 victory. Doug Herring Jr. of London’s squad lead the team in, scoring with 17 points, and adding 8 rebounds. Ryan Anderson also had a strong game for the Lightning by scoring 10 points and grabbing 10 rebounds for a double double. With the win, London ends their 3 game losing streak, and stays stride for stride with the NBL Canada Central Division leading St. John’s Edge, who also won on Saturday, with a record of 15 and 8. Next on the schedule for London, is the second of three home games for the team. The Island Storm, will be visiting the Budweiser Gardens on Thursday February the 8th, so go on down and show your support for the team that already leads the NBL Canada in attendance, and great support in their local community.
-Currently its negative 9 degrees with a chilly wind. Expect a temperature of negative 8 degrees this afternoon with scattered snow flurries heading our way overnight. On Wednesday and Thursday, be aware of snowfall warnings, and a temperature of negative 7 degrees, feeling more like negative 14.