Radio Western Morning News

NEWSCAST - Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Mehek Mazhar

In Campus News:

- Western mourns the passing of a Science student
- Sara Ali was a fourth-year bachelor of medical sciences student when she passed away on March 4. Sara was 21 years old
- The flag atop University College was lowered last Thursday in Sara's honour
- Sara is survived by her parents, Osman Ali and Nahid Swareldahab, and her brother, Mahmoud Ali
- Sara was also a part of Active Minds Western, a campus club dedicated to lessening stigma around mental illness through events and discussion
- Her colleagues at Active Minds Western remember Sara as a hard worker who came out to meetings prepared and full of ideas
- She was kind and compassionate about mental health and she was someone who got along with everybody
- Active Minds will be having an event this Thursday in remembrance of Sara

- A rally yesterday at Concrete Beach brought out 125 students in the wake of the Christchurch attack
- The students came together to grieve and reflect on the attack on two mosques in New Zealand, in which a gunman killed 50 people and injured another 50
- Harjas Grewal is a fourth-year student in global development who organized the rally
- Her response to the attack was to rally, and to make those students impacted by the attack feel supported
- Western students gathered in a semi-circle to hear from speakers such as Dana Murad, a first-year Muslim engineering student
- Murad said she is especially troubled by the way the shootings were broadcast live on Facebook
- Londoners continued to speak out against white supremacy Monday evening at another rally in Victoria Park

In Local News:

- The 2019 JUNO awards was an amazing success this past weekend here in the city
- Radio Western was on the red carpet before the big show on Sunday and caught up with some of the best and brightest stars that the Canadian music scene has to offer
- Like The Washboard Union, who became the first country group to take home the Breakthrough Group of the Year Award and fellow country artist Brett Kissel, who grabbed the Country Album of the Year
- For all 18 interviews from the red carpet with our JUNOS correspondent John Urban, simply go to our Soundcloud or www.radiowestern.ca

- John Winston will step down as general manager of Tourism London this summer after 18 years in that job
- He says the decision follows much reflection and deliberation with his wife, family, and close friends, adding that he believes it’s time for “a renewal of both leadership and strategic direction”
- Winston’s last day will be July 4 and with his resignation officially taking effect after vacation entitlements are realized
- The announcement comes a day after London hosted the Juno Awards at Budweiser Gardens, the largest tourism event ever held in the city

In Sports:

- With the country's top entertainment celebration, the JUNO awards in London this past weekend The Western Mustangs Band & Cheerleaders were asked to take part in the festivities
- The two Mustangs teams took part in the opening performance of the night as they joined of Western University alumni Andrew Fedyk and Joe Depace who make up the band Loud Luxury
- The Mustangs band performed the instrumental section for the performance of the bands hit song "Body" which won the Juno Award for Dance Recording of the Year
- At the same time the cheerleaders were on stage and in the crowd to add to the performance
- The Mustangs Band consists of 85 members from varying faculties and affiliates across campus and is led by Fleming
- The Mustangs Cheerleaders is made up of 35 total members and is led by Coach David Lee Tracey

Weather:

- Today the temperature is 6 degrees and mainly sunny. At night, it will go down to -3 degrees with clouds
- On Wednesday, it will be 8 degrees, feeling like 4 degrees, with a chance of showers
- Thursday will be 6 degrees, feeling like 3 degrees, and cloudy with sunny breaks
- On Friday, the temperature is expected to be 1 degree, feeling like -6, with light snow