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While Friday may have been aday o celebration or University Students’ Council president-elect Adam Fearnall, it was a day o dis-appointment or election hackerKeith Horwood.Horwood was arrested at 9 a.m.and ormally charged with ourcounts—mischie to data, alter-ing data, interception o computerunctions and the use o a com-puter with intent contrary o theCriminal Code o Canada.Now, according to DennisRivest, media relations ocer orthe London Police Service, Hor- wood is awaiting a court appear-ance that will decide his ate.“It’s a charge under the crimi-nal code that could carry every-thing rom as serious as jail time,to as little as being an absolute dis-charge, or being acquitted,” Rivestexplained.London Police estimate dam-ages as a result o the hack werearound $14,087.Speaking rom a landline aterallegedly being barred rom using any device that could access theInternet, Horwood said
he wasnervous about his ate, and elt thecharges were “overreaching.”“I think this has gotten hugely blown out o proportion. My gen-eral thoughts are that what hap-pened was a silly, naive mistake andI think it’s kind o silly that they’repotentially going ater criminalcharges or something that had nomalicious intent,” Horwood stated.“I’m not a criminal.”But USC president Andrew Forgione didn’t share Horwood’sbelies.“A lot o people just don’t under-stand how much stress it caused orthat 48-hour time period,” he said.“It’s not even about the money in this case—it’s just that he didsomething wrong, and I’m happy he was charged,” he said.Forgione went on to say that thisview stretched beyond his personaleelings, and that he was speaking rom the viewpoint o students.“For the rst time in a long time,students were incredibly engaged with elections. This year we had ahuge turnout—social media was abig player and students were dis-appointed in general because they tried so hard to make their riends, who are usually disengaged, vote.”Horwood noted he was mostly nervous due to the implications acriminal record would have on hisproessional lie.“Due to the nature o my work and my job, having a criminal re-cord would mean I wouldn’t beable to do business with the States,or travel to the United States, andthat’s potentially worrisome,” hesaid.Precisely when Horwood willappear in court is up to both hislawyers and the judicial system,Rivest stated.In the meantime, Horwood istrying to stay positive.“I believe that i you go out there with good intentions, and are gen-erally positive about things, thenthe world kind o treats you in re-turn with the same sort o respect,”he concluded.
over 300 centres responsible orproviding employment services to youth under 25 across Canada.The Service Canada Centresor Youth have provided in-personemployment assistance to Cana-dian youth or over our decades.“Not only is it cutting jobs thatare oered to students, becausethose centres do employ students,but at the same time it’s going tomake it harder or youth and stu-dents to know which jobs are avail-able,” Roxanne Dubois, nationalchair o the Canadian Federationo Students, explained.Dwindling attendance at SCCY locations, coupled with the grow-ing number o youth turning to theInternet to search or jobs, were theprimary reasons or closures.
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The Association o American Med-ical Colleges recently decided onrevisions to the Medical College Admission Test to be implementedin 2015.These reorms will require stu-dents to understand the psycho-logical and social aspects o medi-cine, not just the hard science. The writing section will be eliminated,replaced by two new sections that will cover oundations o behav-iour, and critical analysis and rea-soning skills.Robert Hammond, assistantdean o admissions at SchulichSchool o Medicine and Den-tistry, suggested the writing por-tion doesn’t do a sucient job o predicting students’ abilities andtends to split the scores.“Although critical analysis, rea-soning and science knowledge arelongstanding components o theMCAT, the AAMC has indicatedthat these components will also beupdated considerably. Other traits,such as behavioural competencies, were not ormally tested in earlieriterations,” said Hammond. How-ever, only time will tell whetherthese revisions will help to betterprepare would-be students.
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