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THE BRUNS Residence’s future
“But my options are, to either share with them everything I know or think it might happen and help them plan for it, or wait until it does happen after they made other decisions and disrupt their lives.”
McLeod may become new home to Ponde-Deshponde Centre and university offices
McLeod president, Ryan O’Donnell, said the news of the potential closure came as a shock. Bronté James / The Brunswickan Cherise Letson News Editor McLeod House may be the new home to the Pond-Deshpande Centre and other UNB offices this fall. “The university has indicated some degree of interest, and there’s a fairly serious discussion about rededicating the building to other purposes,” said James Brown, executive director of residential life, campus and conference services. The plans to move the Pond-Deshpande Centre to the second floor of McLeod are definite, but plans for the use of the rest the house for offices are tentative. However, Brown said contingency plans have been made. McLeod proctors have been informed of the possible closure and have been told to indicate a second preference if reapplying. “We wouldn’t want to be in the position of having promised proctors a position at McLeod and be unable
to deliver it,” said Brown. “The contingency plan kind of forced us to tell proctors now that it’s possible.” Brown said McLeod’s location and construction were the reasons why it was chosen for the possible take-over. “From my perspective, it’s McLeod because it’s the one senior management is interested in,” he said. “From their perspective I’d say [it’s because] it’s across the road from the main campus. It’s not part of the main campus or traditional residences, so that makes it more attractive to make something else other than a residence building.” McLeod house was originally built as a high rise for communal housing before UNB bought it. For McLeod house president, Ryan O’ Donnell, the news came as a shock. However, he said part of him saw it coming. “I don’t know why, but I kind of expected as much,” said O’Donnell. “Because I’ve noticed the numbers in McLeod seemed to get smaller and
smaller each year.” “Even before, like last semester, it had crossed my mind if they ever did close a residence, it would probably be McLeod.” O’Donnell has lived in McLeod for six years. He’s described the house as having a unique community. He said the house is a mix, including exchange students and older students. He said McLeod’s distance from the main campus makes the residents grow close to each other. “We’re kind of like our own little community,” said O’Donnell. “Someone described us as a family.” O’ Donnell said many of the residents are looking to move to one of the other houses next year. If this is the case, he said the absence of McLeod house will be felt on campus. “It definitely could have an impact if a large McLeod group – more mature students – move down into the core houses. It could affect the culture of the core houses,” he said.
Brown said he hopes to know the official fate of McLeod before next year’s proctors are drafted. He said though McLeod house’s future is uncertain, he would rather have students be prepared for what could be, than not. “In a way, given it’s not certain, it’s a shame to put people in doubt in this way,” he said. “But my options are, to either share with them everything I know or think it might happen and help them plan for it, or wait until it does happen after they made other decisions and disrupt their lives.” O’Donnell said he will be sad to see the house go. “I saw a lot of first year students go through that house. I’ve seen 12 different groups of exchange students go through that house.” “I definitely have a lot of memories there; it is pretty sad.”
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FSACC launches film series on campus
Heather Uhl News Reporter
Let’s talk about sexual assaults. That’s the goal of the recent film series hosted by the Fredericton campuses – UNB, STU and NBCC – and the Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis Centre (FSACC). “I guess we choose a film series because it’s a way of peeking students’ interest,” said Maggie Crain, FSACC counsellor and project coordinator for ending sexual violence on the Fredericton campuses. “We want to get people out and do something interesting, by also providing the opportunity to have
discussions.” The series, called ‘Demystifying Rape Culture’, features four films and forum events held once a month at STU’s Sir James Dunn Hall, room G5. Crain said the films being shown are provocative. She said it opens the group up to discussing sexual violence in new and different ways. “We thought movies would be intriguing and appealing to students,” Crain said, “They just get to sit there and watch something and be entertained for a little while, but then talk about something as well.” With each film, a different topic is discussed during the forum. The first film, ‘Generation M’, had a forum
discussion around the myths that perpetuate sexual violence in our culture. ‘The Bro-code’, the second film in the series and airing on Feb. 19, is about how our society creates sexist men. The project was created after FSACC received funding from Status of Women Canada to address gender-based violence. Other universities across Canada are also working on similar projects. “We have a focus on sexual violence because, [out of] adults under the age of 24, a majority of women are vulnerable to sexual violence,” Crain said, “That was one of the reasons why we wanted to address this age group as well as this issue.” According to a 2010 Maclean’s
BRUNSWICKANNEWS magazine article, Fredericton, New Brunswick, ranks third for sexual assaults in Canada. “Basically, we want to get in partnership with people on campus; with faculty, administration, staff members, as well as students. And in regards to getting everyone onboard and building an awareness, we can hopefully at least develop a language and develop some prevention around sexual violence.” The project began in September 2012 and will run for two years. The first phase of the project runs until the end of the school year and is essentially presence-building and data-collection. “Seeing that we’re here and getting our names out, [we are] hopefully gen-
erating some discussion around what’s happening,” Crain said. Crain said they will doing surveys, focus groups and some individual interviews to get feedback on what students need on campus. The data-collection will also included what faculty and administration feel is needed or lacking. This information will then inform the second phase of implementing the changes, beginning September 2013. Aside from the project advisory committee, there is a student team for any student interested in supporting the project. “We’re not picky,” Crain said, “We would love to have students participate in any manner that they’re able and willing to offer.”
Provincial government to introduce 4-year funding plan for PSE New Brunswick Student Unions met with Minister Danny Soucy last week Cherise Letson News Editor New Brunswick students shouldn’t expect lower tuition anytime soon. Last Thursday, Jan. 24, the student unions of New Brunswick universities met with Minister of Post-secondary Education, Training and Labour (PETL), Danny Soucy. At the meeting, Soucy said the government expects to have a four-year funding plan for universities, to be announced with the provincial budget in March. UNBSU vice-president external, Adam Melanson, said tuition would correspond with the funding plan. “The two correspond; so it’s a four-year funding plan that will also be a four-year tuition schedule,” said Melanson. “And what’s worrisome for me is when governments talk about a four-year tuition schedule, it pretty much guarantees tuition’s going to go up, at least at some point over the next four years.” “He [Danny Soucy] said, if we’re lucky, it might stay the same for a year,” said UNBSU president, Andrew Martel. “But he said over the course of the four years, it would probably go up.”
Martel also said Soucy plans to release a new student support plan, which would include Soucy’s recommendations for changes to current student financial aid programs. This could include scrapping or changing current programs, or making new ones. “From the conversations on those, he said he has money allotted for student financial aid, and if he were to scrap any program, that money would be brought into a whole new program that would be better for students or would be put into existing programs that would still benefit students,” said Martel. The UNBSU gave Soucy their own suggestions for changes to student aid, which included scrapping the Timely Completion Benefit program and the Tuition Rebate program. They said the money could be used towards programs to help accessibility to postsecondary education, like a yearly debt cap. Soucy said in an emailed statement that the meeting was a positive one. “I wanted to take the opportunity to actively work with student groups and to assure them, and their membership, that I am listening to their concerns,” he said.
Martel said, though he is happy about PETL’s approach to fixing student financial aid, he’s worried about what the four-year funding plan has in store. “I’m a little frustrated,” said Martel. “I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t.” “The responses that we got towards tuition and operating grants were very worrisome.” Melanson said because there’s been a history of these meetings with the minister having no results, he said it’s too soon to tell whether changes will be made to anything. “It’s one thing for the minister to listen and to ask for ideas. It’s another thing for the minister to put them into practice.”
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College Hill ‘Idles no more.’
Students and community members march in response to Bill C-45
“This is certainly not just an aboriginal issue, which is still a fairly a big misconception,” Karsten Saunders / The Brunswickan Gordon Mihan Staff Reporter On Thursday, Jan. 24, a group of students decided to be Idle No More Over 40 people gathered to brave the freezing cold to march up the hill to St. Thomas University in a student organized Idle No More protest. At 1 p.m., a mix of STU and UNB students as well as professors and people from the Fredericton community gathered together at Queen’s Square for a unity march in response to Bill C-45 and its related legislation. The Aboriginal students of St. Thomas University organized the march. Despite the cold, STU students Olivia Giuliani and Sarah McNiell, both attended the march. They said they see the importance of student protests. “It’s important to show up to things
like this; the cold can’t stop people from coming together for what they believe in,” said Giuliani. “I like that STU is actually promoting a march like this, especially considering all the controversy and negative comments that the Idle No More protests have been recieving,” said McNiell. STU student Jacqueline McKnight also attended the march. She said what they’re protesting isn’t just an aboriginal problem. “This is certainly not just an aboriginal issue, which is still a fairly a big misconception,” said McKnight. “There hasn’t been a whole lot of organized student action; it’s been more aboriginal communities that have students in them. We are one of the first educational institutions that have taken this cause upon themselves.” After marching up the hill with First
Nation’s flags and signs, the protesters arrived on the STU campus. They all piled into James Dunn Hall where a variety of speakers from the aboriginal community spoke to the crowd. The consensus of all the speakers was that the Idle No More protest was not just an aboriginal problem, and that it affects all Canadians. After the speakers, the event closed with a circle dance. Joseph Mazzotta, one of the students at STU who organized the unity march, said the purpose of the march was to educate people about Idle No More. He said their biggest concern was awareness. “One of our goals was to set an example,” said Mazzotta. “We would do this protest or movement, and hopefully it would spread to other universities. That was a big motivating factor; to get people to catch on, so other universities would do the same.”
Mazzotta said the environmental protection laws that have been lifted or abolished from Bill C-45, make it so industry won’t be accountable for any damage they do. “The laws completely get rid of any federal protection of those lands, so that industry will not be held accountable for any environmental damage; they will not have to report on it; they will not have to fix it or amend it; they can do what they want with the land,” said Mazzotta. Mazzotta said he wants people to understand that the Idle No More movement’s biggest purpose is to protect the Canadian environment. “When it comes down to the environment, the first and foremost reason we fight is because our environment keeps us alive; we need the water; we need the land; we need the food; we can’t eat money,” said Mazzotta.
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BRUNSWICKANNEWS Picture This: MRIs outside the clinic Periodical Elements Shane Rockland Fowler Imagine that we invented telescopes and then only used them to look at the moon. Sure, the moon is great, but we could be looking at a trillion other things. Most of those things are much more fascinating than the moon itself, some of those things out there would actually tell us more about it. That same concept is exactly what we do with MRI systems or Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Most of the MRI systems in the world are used to look at people. They’re used in medicine, to give a very detailed 3D image of the entire human body. At the University of New Brunswick, the technology isn’t limited to just looking at the moon. “We exist outside of the high stakes, big money, big business side of it,” says Dr. Bruce Balcom of the UNB MRI Centre. “We’re dramatically smaller than that field, but we’re a premier lab, and quite well known internationally.” The lab is known to develop new ways of imaging everything, from gas flows to how oil and water move through rocks deep underground. “For about ten years, they’ve had to replace the stones out front in the walkway, because when water freezes, it expands and pushes them up,” says Balcom about the entranceway to the campus’ science buildings. “We’re about to start looking at the durability of concrete materials and work out the exact mechanics of that freeze-dry process.” But it’s not just about making the campus better suited to battling frost damage. Balcom, hailing from Truro, Nova Scotia, before getting his postdoc at Cambridge, knows that the research could change the Canadian economic landscape. “We image how you can displace oil,” said Balcom. “You can push in water to flush oil out and just learning how to do that better, even a little bit better can mean an amount of money that is staggering.” In a report that was published in 2003 outlining figures from Alberta, it stated that by increasing the efficiency of oil recovery in the province by only a single percentile – say from 40 per cent recovery of material to 41 per cent – would result in an additional 40 billion dollars for Canada’s GDP. “Improving our methods lets a variety of research labs around the
Dr. Bruce Balcom is using an MRI to look at more than just the human body. Shane Rockland Fowler / The Brunswickan world address these questions better,” says Balcom. The typical image of an MRI sees a person being pushed into a giant cylinder on a slab, where a computer then magically spits out an image. But inside of that giant ring are super-cooled magnets that pull your atoms in a certain direction. Most atoms, because they have north and south poles, turn in response to being magnetized by a tool that can sometimes be 500,000 times that of the earth’s magnetic field. But some simply shift. When they do, their position is recoded by a computer and used to build an image. This is the same technique used in the hospital as in the UNB lab, simply done with smaller machines.
“We’re always looking at new ways and techniques to visualize these things,” says Balcom. By turning MRI systems on things other than the human body, the UNB lab is not only developing better techniques for the technology, but also the economy. The local economy is also something Balcom feels strongly about, and points to the MRI Centre as an example of how Fredericton and New Brunswick are contributing to international research. “Not enough people realize it,” says Balcom.“We’ve received quite a bit of international recognition for what we do; all right here.”
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Students ‘switch off’ for climate change Emma McPhee The Brunswickan
Students across the Atlantic Provinces are being asked to switch off their poor energy consuming habits for the next two weeks. UNB will be competing against campuses throughout Atlantic Canada, in the Campus Climate Challenge (C3), an energy conservation initiative aimed at getting students to lower their energy consumption. Residences will compete to see who can lower their energy consumption the most over a two week period. Rates of energy consumption are recorded before and after the challenge, and the residence that records the most
reduction wins. “We take a measurement for one week, and then two weeks after that, we calculate how well they conserved energy,” said Andrew Martel, president of the UNB student union. The aim of C3 is to raise students’ awareness about energy consumption while reducing their environmental impact. “I believe C3 is important because it raises awareness across campuses of human impact on the environment,” said Margaret Kromminga, a student member of the C3 planning committee for the Atlantic Provinces. “Oftentimes, it’s easy to think that one little thing you do doesn’t have an impact, when in fact, by working together with
more people, the small things really do add up.” During the challenge, students are encouraged to save energy through actions such as turning off lights when no one’s in the room and taking shorter showers. The UNBSU will also be giving out tips to inspire students with other ideas. “[Students] might not sometimes know how to conserve energy, so we’re going to give out tips. We’re doing up a poster of tips on how to conserve energy when living in residence, so it’s more specific for them,” Martel said. “This is a fun way of [encouraging] residences to work together to be able to conserve energy.” As an added incentive, prizes will
UNB Garrison employee amazed by community support Heather Uhl News Reporter The Fredericton community is showing their compassionate spirit in light of the fire that took place at the Garrison Ale House on Jan. 4. The fire left 38 employees jobless, including some UNB students. Mark Vangel, forestry & environmental management representative on UNBSU, who was a part-time server of the Garrison, said though the free time allows him to focus on school, he hopes the Garrison will be reopened by the time his wife has their baby. “It’s hard. My wife is a PhD student, so she gets a little bit of an income, but with her being pregnant and due in July, it doesn’t help that she’s not going to be making money when we need to,” said Vangel. “Hopefully, we’ll be back up and running by the time we’re due.” Vangel had been working part-time during the school year and full-time over the summer, mostly to pay for his education. “We had a little bit of savings, that we were hoping [to use] just for emergencies – we’re in one now.” Before attending UNB, Vangel and his wife spent the previous school year in France. It was in France that Vangel’s wife completed her masters’ degree. During that time, Vangel said, the outflow of cash was more than the inflow. Vangel had been hoping the Garrison would be the last stop before he began his career. The owners of the Garrison had been fine with that, and Vangel had a five-year commitment
The fire at the Garrison left 38 people, including students, jobless Nick Murray / The Brunswickan to the alehouse until he finished his members. Admissions was by donation, with the money heading to the degree. The damage to the restaurant was staff members without insurance or extensive; the second and third floors EI. The event boasted local musicians will have to be removed to the floor- and bowling. The Delta hotel will be hosting the boards, and the first floor has smoke next event on Tuesday, Jan. 29, which and water damage. Vangel said the furniture and wall includes local chefs, a silent auction, have to be removed, while the floors presentations and more local musicians. need to be scrubbed. Also, the inven- Admission is by donation. Everything was organized, not by tory will need to be tossed and the staff members, but by friends of the bathrooms completely redone. What was surprising to the Toronto- Garrison’s owners. Vangel said Fredericton’s sense of native was the way the city rallied to community wouldn’t be seen in other support the staff and owners. “There’s been a lot of help from the places. “This would not happen in Toronto. community to pick people up, which has been really different.” Vangel said. Toronto is so big there is no a sense of “In Toronto, if a restaurant burned community, except for maybe pockets down, it’s more of, ‘You’re out of of it,” Vangel said. “And to have an entire city come out luck’. Here, you have fundraisers, you have benefits; everyone’s willing to and donate event spaces and food [is remarkable]; and at Kingswood, they help out.” On Jan. 26, a fundraising event don’t even want us to work, they just was held at Kingswood Park for staff want us to be there to have fun.”
be given to winning residences and campuses. Kromminga said the committee was still looking into a prize for the overall winning school. “Again this year, the winning school will be awarded a plaque, but we are currently looking into other possible [prizes],” she said. UNB is also planning on awarding its winning residence with a separate prize. “This year, we’ve decided to have a prize for the winning house at UNB Fredericton too,” said Martel. Last year, UNB’s winner was Neill House with a ten percent reduction, placing UNB 11th overall. The winning residence of the Atlantic Provinces was able to reduce their energy usage
by 30 percent. “It’s not unusual to see a reduction of somewhere between 25-35 percent by the winning house,” said Kromminga. This year, Martel would like to see UNB rank within the top ten. “Last year, we were eleventh place, so I’d like to crack the top ten and definitely compete for a higher spot,” Martel said. “But our overall goal in this is – [even after the challenge] – students are still conscientious about it; maybe think [to be] more environmentally friendly when living in residence.”
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If life were a track
Chaplain’s Corner Kevin Bourque It’s a quiet Wednesday afternoon. The semester has just begun, and traffic at the Currie Center is beginning to increase. Kneeling down and tying up my shoelaces, I can discern the sound of two older men walking together around the track; they are chatting as they go. Minutes later, I see a middleaged woman. She is walking briskly, her eyes fixed with sharp determination. “What I am doing here?” you may ask. Over the holiday break, I had surgery to repair a hernia and my goal for today is to attempt “light activity”. In this case, “light activity” will be walking for a sustained period of time. As I make my way around the red, cushioned course, my pace is noticeably slow for a man of 34 years old, who from all visual appearances, would seem to be in perfectly good health. I wonder if those around me wonder why I move more like the tortoise than the hare. After all, how could they know that medical advice has forbidden me to lift more than 20lbs, and my meandering pace is the necessary tonic for the prescribed “light activity” that I am
allowed for the first four weeks. I pause for a moment and take a seat to rest; it is time for a break. I am aware of a slight discomfort at the site of the incision. I rest for a while. Around the corner, a man is shuffling his feet and moving at a slow and arduous pace with the aid of a walker, as he quietly makes his way around the track. To some, he is a random, kind face, not unlike many of the seniors you could see here on any given day. We exchange pleasantries and the gentle smile in his eyes reminds me of his kindness. I’m not sure if he remembers who I am. I had heard of his diagnosis and subsequent decline. An unbearably slow process of decline has lowered his posture and mental capacities, but I remember him when he was a pillar in the community, and a strong, vibrant man. My female walking partner recognizes him as well, and she too is moved by the sight of this once-strong man now transformed into something, well, different. She says to me, “Life isn’t very kind sometimes”. I nod in agreement. It is true that at times, a person you see before you is only a dim reflection of what they once were. Other times, it is the opposite. What once was a shadow of a human being has blossomed into the hopeful life of one who is becoming – a resurrection, you might say. In between the two scenarios, you
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Michael Lokner / Flickr CC can find every combination imaginable. Each human life is a complex thing, you know. Perhaps this walking track is a lot like life. We are all moving about, often in the same direction, but moving at different speeds. Some are walking slowly because of age or injury, and others, because the slower pace is quite simply more to their liking. Some are racing about because of need or want, and others, yes, because it is their preference. I suspect that if we had a two year-old with us, we would be reminded that a quickened pace can also be quite delightful. I guess the curious thing about walking alongside others is that we
often know very little about the circumstances that brought them to where they are. That person, who looks so strong, may not be strong at all; if they are strong, they may not always have been that way. That person, who seems so weak, may not always have been. They say that beauty is only skin deep; well, appearances are only skin deep too. The depth of the full story of who we are is a tale that is rich, varied, and enigmatic; it is etched in between the wrinkles and lines on our faces, and hidden in the crooks of our knees. It is a tale that few of us have truly come to know about each other, and the rest are mere on-lookers to the fullness of where our feet have treaded.
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Perhaps it is best – no matter how little or how much we know of another’s story – that we offer them the grace to respect the pace at which they move. After all, perhaps it isn’t the pace that is so important, but rather, that they have “shown up” and decided to walk another day. While reflecting on the quality of perseverance and the challenges that each of us face, a friend once said to me: “It’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon; you only lose if you quit”. As always, you can reach me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), in person (the basement level of the Student Services building), by phone (453-5089) or our blog: Blogs.unb.ca/chaplains-corner/. Peace.
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The December Man hits Mem Hall Gordon Mihan Staff Reporter If you’re looking to feel a variety of emotions this week, you can’t go wrong with The December Man, a play that explores daunting and heavy themes; but it just might also make you laugh. The performance, presented by Theatre UNB, explores the tragedy involved with public violence and what it means to be human. Alex Donovan, the show’s director, explained The December Man is about a family and how they deal with a tremendous tragedy. “It deals with the fallout of the 1989 Montreal Massacre at the École Polytechnique. The show moves backward in time, telling the story of a family torn apart by the shootings,” said Donovan. “The student that the play is about was in the classroom during the shooting, and looks at how he deals with the rage and frustration of having done nothing when he thinks he should have. The play asks the questions: Can people be heroes in those kinds of situations? Should they be heroes?” While the show is based on a true story, it is still completely dramatized. “The playwright makes no attempt to say this is what happened; it is a complete dramatization based off of true events to show the emotional trauma depicted in the play does happen,” said Donovan. The December Man deals with the emotional developments of the victims of tragedies, which people tend to overlook.
“The thing I like most about the show is it deals with the victims of this kind of tragedy that you wouldn’t expect,” said Donovan. “When a tragedy like this occurs, there are the media victims; those who are killed are immediate victims. We know about them, we know who they are and that their families are suffering. We understand this and it’s a terrible thing, but we don’t always recognize the victims who weren’t directly impacted that way.” Donovan explains the play is not about school shootings, but about public violence and how people and families deal with such enormous hardships. “While it’s a tense show, it basically deals with the humdrum of everyday life, so you’ll see a lot of situations that people will be familiar with; family situations,” said Donovan. “Typical family stuff is happening in the play, like parents bickering with each other. So while it’s very heavy subject matter, it’s tackled in a way that is sharp and witty, but very piercing at the same time.” The play features three main actors: Elizabeth Goodyear, Michael Holmes-Lauder and Barry McCluskey, all of whom Donovan has worked with before. “They’re fantastic actors, they make the process much easier, especially since they get a lot of the emotional aspects.” said Donovan. The December Man will run from Jan. 30 to Feb. 2 at 8 p.m at the Memorial Hall theatre. Tickets are $6 for students and $10 for non-students.
Elizabeth Goodyear and Barry McCluskey will be performing in The December Man at Memorial Hall this week. Michael Holmes-Lauder
BRUNSWICKANARTS The New Position Sarah Vannier Think about the last time you had sex. Did you use a condom or some other type of barrier protection? According to Stats Canada, only two-thirds of 18-19 year olds, and a little more than half of 20-24 year olds, said they used a condom the last time they had sex. I am not going to give you a lecture on why you should be using condoms; You know it already; I know it already; Your grandmother probably knows it all ready. So why aren’t more of us using condoms? There are a lot of possible reasons. People who are in a committed relationship tend to do away with condoms. The same goes for people who are using some other form of birth control, like the pill or an IUD. Side note: This isn’t such a bad idea in theory if you have both been tested. But, keep in mind that there are some things that you can’t really test for until they show up (e.g., HPV, herpes), and monogamy is the only good protection if everyone is actually being monogamous. Mini-lecture over. Drug/alcohol use can also get in the way of consistent condom use. If we are drunk or high, it is a lot easier for the rational decision, and grade eight sex ed. lectures, to go out the window. And finally, the reason we probably heard the most: Condoms are no fun! A lot of people say that they dislike condoms because they kill the mood, they are uncomfortable, they don’t fit well, and they make everything feel less pleasurable. So is this true? Do condoms make sex less awesome? A new study on condom use by sex research extraordinaire Debby Herbenick, and her colleagues at Indiana University, was published last week in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. Using data from the National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior, they looked at the experiences of 1645 heterosexual Americans, who reported having penile-vaginal intercourse the last time they engaged in sexual activity. They found that less than a third – 27.5 per cent of men and 22.3 per cent of women – said they had used a condom the last time they had sex. Most of these people either used a lubricated condom, or added lube to the condom. And usually the male partner put the condom on himself, although the female partner put the condom on her partner about 15 per cent of the time Men who used a condom without
Love the glove The ins and outs of condom use. lube said they were less aroused than the guys who either used no condom, or the guys who used a condom with lube. Using a condom did not affect their ability to get an erection. Women who used a condom without lube were more likely to say they had a problem with vaginal lubrication, but there was no difference between women who used a condom with lube and women who did not use a condom at all. For both men and women, using a condom was not associated with their ratings of sexual pleasure, frequency of orgasm, or sexual pain. So, in sum, what difference does using a condom make? Answer: Almost none. People who were using condoms were just as turned on, have as much sexual pleasure, and were just as likely to have an orgasm. The only slight differences between condoms and no condoms (e.g., men who felt less aroused and women who had trouble getting/ staying wet) disappeared, if people used lube with their condom. Some tips if you want to make condoms work for you: First, find the right type/brand. Penises are all different (Insert inappropriate reference to snowflakes and catching them on your tongue) and the condom that fits comfortable on one might not work for another. Grab a few different types, stock up on the Redbull and Powerade, grab your partner, and spend a weekend doing the most fun product testing ever! Second, lube is your friend. For more information on the magic of lube, I refer to you my Oct. 17 column, where I described lube as the bacon of sex. Seriously, it makes everything better! If you are buying pre-lubricated condoms, try to avoid the ones with nonoxynol-9 because some people find it irritating. Stay safe and sexually satisfied Fredericton!
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Did you use a condom the last time you had sex?
78.5% of 15-17 years olds said yes
67% of 18-19 year olds said yes
Snapshots at Gallery Connexion Elizabeth Creelman Arts Reporter The inside of Gallery Connexion looks a bit eerie these days. The walls are bare; the gallery’s smooth, unfinished floor houses the artwork. Created by Acadian artist, Maryse Arsenault, Sanguine, terre brulée, et autres angoisses (Sanguine, burnt umber and other sorrows), is composed of almost a thousand tiles, each one featuring an old photograph of a native person, their face blocked out by a quilt-pattern motif. When viewing it, one feels overwhelmingly compelled to whisper. “There’s definitely a feeling of burial in the work,” said the artist over the phone. “It definitely feels sacred.” People viewing the display have struggled to come to terms with what they see as the artist’s defacing of the past. “People are touched, or people are emotional in front of it,” said Arsenault. “It was kind of the point, to show how we’ve defaced [these people].” Arsenault wants to make viewers think about the way in which we view historic, genealogical, and current relations with aboriginal peoples. “It’s about... bringing up to the surface, realities, which I think were just too often forgotten,” she said. “Right now, with Idle No More, the whole nation is awakening to the First Nations and their philosophies, but I just feel like, as an Acadian culture or even as a Canadian culture, we’ve completely obliterated the native, and it’s time to give them their voice and even share with them.”
Gallery Connexion is located at 440 York Street in the Chestnut Complex. The exhibition will run until March 8. 56% of 20-24 year olds said yes
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It Girl fashion Morgan Mullin The Brunswickan When Edie Sedgwick walked into a room, all the men stopped to stare, while all the women stopped to take notes. Often described as “the original It Girl”, Edie Sedgwick embodied the 1960s. She quickly became Andy Warhol’s muse after they met each other at a party. Sedgwick went on to star in almost every Warhol film ever made, including Kitchen and Ciao, Manhattan. Along the way, she earned the title of Queen of Underground Cinema. Sedgwick parlayed her success in the film world into a brief modelling career at Vogue, making her unique sense of style absolutely iconic. Former editor-in-chief of Vogue, Diana Vreeland, once told Sedgwick, “You, my dear, are the real thing... While the rest of us remain purely superficial and have no intent of changing.” Sedgwick soon became a fashion icon among the ranks of Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe and Jane Birkin. Inspiration for Sedgwick’s style came from her love of dance. She practiced once a day, in opaque black tights and leotards. She said she “was too lazy to bother changing afterwards” and they became the foundation of her look. Complimenting the tights were boxy-cut mini dresses, big earrings, floppy hats and outrageous amounts of eyeliner and mascara. Dangerously high heels and a blonde pixie cut finished the look. Sedgwick’s look was bold yet effortless, and dripped of glamour. If you
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want the same effect, try wearing black opaque tights topped with long, brightly-coloured sweaters. Dangerously short, loose-fitting cocktail dresses were another Sedgwick staple. Try ones with bright colours, sequins, or outrageous prints. Sedgwick was known for her long, shoulder-grazing earrings. If you want to embody her style, put on your biggest pair of earrings and every necklace and bracelet you own. Sedgwick was a firm believer that more is more. Sedg w ick was often photographed i n a n a r r ay of hats. In fact, Bob Dylan’s Leopard Print Pillbox Hat was about her. Her makeup was as legendary as Sedgwick herself. Wear nude lipstick and false lashes, apply white eye shadow from lash line to brow bone, top it with sheer silver shadow, and then define the crease with a dramatic sweep of black eye shadow. Finish the look with black winged eyeliner on the lids, black kohl liner on the bottom lash line, and loads of mascara. Lastly, Edie’s dramatic pixie cut was regularly discussed in fashion magazines such as Vogue. For those truly brave and brazen, get a shaggy pixie cut yourself and bleach it blonde, as she famously did in Warhol’s studio.
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Acres + Acres Tamara Gravelle The Brunswickan What’s the point of going to a concert if the musician doesn’t have a personality? None, in my opinion. I love a band that talks to the audience, one that makes jokes or makes their audience feel like they’re sitting in their living room just jamming; and that’s exactly what The Cedar Tree Café felt like on Friday night for Shivering Songs. The night started off with Michael Feuerstack, a soloist from Montreal who used to be a part of Snailhouse. Feuerstack said early in the show, he will be trying a lot of songs off of his latest album and we wouldn’t know if he messed any of it up. He then went on to make a joke to the audience every time something went a little bit wrong. Some of those highlights included, “I think I just finished that song; yeah, I just finished that song,” and “I love how you guys still cheered even though that song was out of tune.” It’s nice to see a guy who admits that he’s not perfect but is OK with that. Sometimes, imperfection at shows is
what is ideal for the audience, and it’s great to see someone embrace it. Acres and Acres took the stage soon after Feuerstack, and drew in the audience with their songs. They sound like they were trying to channel old rock n’ roll, and translate it into modern alt-folk-rock. Their sound was natural, and not forced at all. In a world where everything is re-mixed or is electronically tampered with, it’s nice to see that some people still respect real instruments. Acres and Acre let their personality shine through not only with their conversations with the audience but through their music as well. The audience was feeding off this and was much more fluid than it was previously. The only downside to the night was that a lot of the audience just stayed in their seats. No one got up and did a little dance or anything. The most movement they got was head bobbing and chair wiggling. That being said, the crowd still erupted with cheers at the end of each song and demanded an encore at the end, so they weren’t completely stale.
Acres and Acres performed as part of the Shivering Songs festival. Sandy Chase / The Brunswickan
Student artist profile: Brothers Elizabeth Creelman Arts Reporter
Logan Colter (left) and Joseph Burton are UNB student artists who perform with the band Brothers. Karsten Saunders / The Brunswickan
It all started when Logan Colter was contacted by the Capital to play with his band, Margo Margo. Unfortunately, Margo Margo had broken up four months earlier. So instead, Colter called up the guys he’d been playing with, and Brothers was born. “A week later, we played the show,” said Logan, laughing. Brothers consists of Colter on guitar and vocals, Joseph Burton on drums, and Keegan MC on bass. Both Burton and MC are students at UNB, studying history and environmental science, respectively. “What we were trying to do with the music was go back to the classic music and try to stay away from the indie revolution that’s been going on in the past five years,” said Burton. “We’re just three kids who love rock
and roll,” said Colter. Brothers writes all of their own songs, with Colter penning the lyrics and music coming from with the group as a whole. “It’s sort of very jam-oriented, for how it comes together,” said Colter. “All of our songs start out as 15 minute songs and they get narrowed down to three and a half or six minutes.” Brothers has shared the stage with such bands as The Schomberg Fair, The Bruce Peninsula, Fenwick, and The Creaks. They also opened at Evolve last summer, an experience which was unique, to say the least. “I mean, you show up there, you’re the first band going on at three o’clock,” said Colter. “Half the crowd’s standing there going ‘OK’, and then you’ve got a bunch of people taking their clothes off and hugging each other and running around.”
“It was a little frightening but pretty awesome at the same time,” said Burton. As much fun as Evolve sounds, Brothers say they played an even better show at the Capital for the release of their album on Jan. 18. “The place was packed,” said Colter. “Everybody seemed to be having a good time... It was also the first time that we ever sold anything that was ever physical at a show for merchandise, so it was exciting.” “People were throwing money at us to sell them CDs,” said Burton. Where will they take it in the future? “After Joe and Keegan are done exams, we’ve been talking about maybe doing a big ol’ summer tour,” said Colter. Brothers will be playing at the Cellar on Feb. 15. Feel free to throw more money at them there (and to also enjoy their music).
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StFX and SMU prove to be no contest for UNB
The Varsity Reds are now in sole possession of first place in the AUS after a pair of wins over the weekend. Bronté James / The Brunswickan Nick Murray The Brunswickan It was a weekend full of milestones and nail-biters at the Aitken Centre, as the men’s hockey team wrapped up a four-point weekend to clinch first place in the Atlantic University Sport standings, and a subsequent bye into the semi-f inals of the playoffs. Friday night, UNB took on the Saint Mary’s Huskies in a battle for first place that came down to the dying minutes of the third period. After a scoreless first, UNB opened up a 2-0 lead with a soft point shot from Daine Todd that beat SMU’s Anthony Peters’ five-hole through traffic, and later, on the power play, Nick MacNeil finished off a 3-on-1, tip-toeing through the slot to roof his 12th goal of the season. But the AUS’ top power play, and the league’s top goal-scorer, went to
work midway through the period, as Lucas Bloodoff whacked home his own rebound only 12 seconds into a Marc-Antoine Desnoyers tripping penalty. Then late in the period, again on the power play, Cory Tanaka redirected a hard centring pass from Ryan Hillier to tie the game going into the third period. With five minutes to go in the game, UNB had the puck deep in SMU’s zone, as Chris Culligan tried a wrap-around for the game-winner. Peters got across the crease to stuff Culligan, but couldn’t stop Cam Critchlow from scoring his sixth goal of the season. Taylor MacDougall later added an empty netter from beyond centre ice to seal the 4-2 win. “That’s the biggest part of our game; just being hard on pucks,” said Critchlow, on the win. “We outworked them down low and our
cycle game was amazing.” Saturday night, the V-Reds came out strong against St. Francis Xavier, and took down the X-Men 2-1 to clinch first place. The win was also head coach Gardiner MacDougall’s 300th career win in the CIS, in his 13th season with the V-Reds, while UNB also reached the 20-win mark for their sixth consecutive season. “It’s a result of getting good people here,” said MacDougall, on his 300 wins in 12 seasons with UNB. “We’re fortunate to have people that believe in the program and are willing to commit the extra effort. Todd [Sparks] has been a big part of that and the other assistant coaches along the way too.” The only other active CIS coaches in the 300-win club are Dave Adolph (University of Saskatchewan), Graham Wise (Ryerson University), and Clarke Singer (University of Western
Ontario). StFX had given up three shorthanded goals the night before in an 8-2 loss against UPEI, and the power play struggles continued against UNB, as late in the first period, X-Men goaltender, Joseph Perricone came out to play the puck off a clearing attempt by UNB. Dion Campbell chased down the puck, and forced a turnover from the X-Men netminder. He fed a tailing MacNeil who made no mistake on his second goal of the weekend, and his 13th of the season. StFX tied it up midway through the second period, as Jason Bast buried a Brennan Wray rebound for his team-leading ninth goal of the year. However, five minutes into the third, Antoine Houde-Caron had the puck behind the X-Men net, with all day to feed an open Campbell in the faceoff circle. When he did feed him, Campbell made no
mistake firing a one-time slap shot from point-blank range for the game-winner. “[Houde-Caron] came to the bench after, and said, ‘I was looking at you and it felt like a minutelong there,’” said Campbell on the game-winner. “It’s an unbelievable feeling to clinch first, but we have to keep building and work on what we need to do, to be successful in the playoffs.” UNB is up six points over both Acadia and Saint Mary’s with three games to go in the regular season. They’ll face St. Thomas, UPEI, and Moncton before their first-round break, but regardless of the outcomes in the final games, UNB holds the tie-breaker over the Axemen and Huskies, outscoring them 12-11, and 14-13 respectively.
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Close to home Bronté James Photo Editor
Danielle and Mathieu got to spend one year together as members of the Varsity Reds’ family. Bronté James / The Brunswickan
Danielle and Mathieu Losier bring a new meaning to the Varsity Reds’ family. The Losier siblings are making a name for themselves in the pool and on the court. “Varsity Reds is kind of like a family, and [Mathieu is] my family, but having that together is kind of nice,” said Varsity Reds swimmer, and older sister, Danielle Losier. Danielle started at UNB in 2009, and has proved herself competing at three CIS championships and qualifying for Olympic trials for 2012, culminating in a UNB Female Athlete of the Year award last year. In only his first year, her younger brother, Mathieu, received Player of the Game his first time on the court as a Varsity Reds volleyball player. “I love it. I mean, when I succeed I get really excited; but it’s different to watch someone else succeed, and
when it’s a family member, I get almost more excited to watch him play well,” said Danielle. “I know the first game we went to – his first game – he got player of the game for his first time out on the court, and I was just so proud. I was probably more proud of that than I’ve been of most of my swimming accomplishments.” Although Danielle only swims at home a few times a season, Mathieu said he is proud of his big sister and loves watching her compete. “It’s kind of the same thing; when she’s swimming, I almost feel like I’m in the pool. She can’t hear me, but I am yelling on the sidelines,” said Mathieu. Secretly having hoped he would choose UNB to play volleyball, Danielle said she is happy to have her little brother around. Mathieu said his transition from high school to university was easier with someone to show him the ropes around campus. “She told me a lot about time man-
agement; I can procrastinate quite a bit – I’m known to enjoy my time on the couch – but there’s less of that now, [and] she kind of led me in the right direction that way,” he said. “I just saw that she was having a good time here at UNB and I just kind of wanted the same thing, and it worked out because I am having a lot of fun so far.” Danielle and Mathieu aren’t the only Losiers benefiting from staying home for university. Norma and Michel – or mom and dad – are able to watch Danielle and Mathieu play any time the Varsity Reds are at home. “They’re so happy because they love watching our sporting events and the fact that he is playing for UNB, and I swim for UNB, and they get to come watch us a lot more; they’re loving it,” said Danielle. “They’ve watched us play our sports and supported us, so it’s kind of nice that they can keep doing that while we’re at university,” added Mathieu.
Who will win the Super Bowl?
They know what’s up
The 49ers are going to spoil Ray Ray’s dream season. Flacco has been too good for too many consistent games, so he’s due to fall from cloud nine and play like the REAL Flacco, they one how gargles balls.
Ray Lewis WILL retire as a Super Bowl champion this year. Baltimore’s defence will trump the 49ers’. That’s all it comes down to; “Defence wins championships.”
CUP National Sports Editor
It’s the Ravens’ time. Joe Flacco has been lights out in the playoffs, taking down the top three offences in the AFC. Also, a 49ers’ championship would make the Bay Area the “Boston” of the West, and we can’t have that happen again. Ever.
Liam and Alex Sports Gurus
Liam - “Ray Lewis can get away with anything; therefore, he will get away with his second Super Bowl ring.” Alex - “Dude, that guy is killing it this postseason.”
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WHERE WE STAND
points per game
points per game
1. ROB JOHNSON DAL - 374
1. LUCAS BLOODOFF SMU - 20
1. JANE PEGG SMU - 481
1. JUSTINE COLLEY SMU - 27.8
1. Jimmy Dorsey CBU - 21.1
2. MATHIEU LOSIER UNB - 337
2. KEISHA BROWN DAL - 20.1
2. TYLER CARROLL UNB - 15 2. Jeremy dunn STFX - 19.5
3. KRISTY MOORE ACA - 19.3
CURRENT AUS RANKINGS
3. WILL MCFEE UNB - 18.4
UNB Varsity Reds 40pts
2. LAUREN CARTER ACA - 455
3. BRAD PITCHER MUN - 321
4. CLAIRE COLBORNE UNB - 17.1
3. SHAWN O’DONNEL SMU - 14
4. NICK MACNEIL UNB - 13
MEN’S HOCKEY STANDINGS
Acadia Axemen 34pts
3. Saint Mary’s Huskies 34pts
4. STEPHANE FONTAINE UNB - 233
UPEI Panthers 30pts
3. PAIGE PAULSEN UNB - 452
StFX XMen 28pts
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Walking into the Acadia gym can be a daunting task. Knowing you are about to face the number six team in the country can be even more intimidating. UNB men’s basketball team experienced that this weekend. Traveling to Wolfville to play two games, the Varsity Reds had a tough weekend ahead in the hopes of gaining a win. On Saturday, they were defeated 85-69 and on Sunday 74-64. It took Acadia a minute and a half to put the ball through the net, but once they did, they never slowed down on Saturday. UNB’s Will McFee hit a three pointer to open the game with a lead, but unfortunately, the team would never hold another lead. Acadia went on a 16-2 run that UNB simply could not answer. The
team began to close the gap towards the end of the first quarter, but the lead that Acadia put up was just too much for this squad, which is still without starter, Dan Quirion. In a turn of events, UNB went on an 11-2 run to start the second quarter and caught the home team off guard. Fighting hard to get the game within their reach, Acadia snapped back and took the game back. UNB went into half only down six points. UNB kept the game close through the beginning of the second half, but they were never able to score enough and stop Acadia from scoring. No matter how close the game got, they could not overcome the deficit and lead. Somehow, this game turned tables quickly; heading into the fourth quarter, UNB was only down eight. They fought hard during the first part of the final quarter, getting to within two
points around the eight-minute mark, but then Acadia came to life. Acadia scored 29 points in the final quarter to secure the win over the visiting team. “We have to defend Owen Klassen down low better, as well as the 3-point shot better. That was our undoing going into the fourth quarter, when it was only a two-point game,” reflected coach, Brent Baker. “Our ball movement and perimeter shooting by Jordan Irvine and Will McFee were the things that were working for us tonight,” said Baker. Sunday’s game proved to much closer as the defence was much better, but Acadia came out on top once again. The Varsity Reds host the Dalhousie Tigers Friday night at 8 p.m. at the Currie Center, during UNB’s Think Pink weekend.
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Despite their best efforts, neither of the basketball teams could find a win against Acadia. Sarah Badibanga / The Brunswickan Julie McLaughlin Sports Reporter In Wolfville, Nova Scotia, the Varsity Reds women’s basketball team took on the Acadia Axewomen. Having faced this team in Fredericton at the start of the season, this was not going to be an easy weekend for the visiting team. On Saturday, they were defeated 90-64 and on Sunday 64-51. In what was reminiscent of so many games this season for this 2-10 team, it was a close game through the first half, but then broke down in the third and fourth quarters. The first quarter actually had UNB leading for about four minutes before Acadia took control. The visiting team looked like they certainly could hold their own against this 9-2 team. Only down three points at the end of the first, the game was still manageable. The second quarter was similar to the first, with even scoring across the board for both teams. UNB was within two points at about the four-minute mark in the quarter, but Acadia con-
tinued to score and was up five at the end of the first half. Back to back three pointers by Colleen Daly and Claire Colborne, got the Reds within one point, and a jump shot by Katelyn Mangold put UNB ahead. Unfortunately, Acadia went on a 12-1 run and the lead was short lived for UNB. Acadia never looked back after taking this lead, and the Reds could not regain their footing. “In the third quarter, we had some costly turnovers that allowed them to score in transition and gain momentum that we could not stop,” said point guard, Tilly Ettinger, on the turning point of this game. “[I’m] not sure what went wrong tonight. It was a four-point game with just over two minutes left in the third quarter. The 10-0 run by them at the end of the quarter did not need to happen. That started our unraveling,” said head coach, Jeff Speedy. Acadia opened the fourth and final quarter with nine unanswered points, extending their lead to 21 points early in the quarter. The Reds fought hard
offensively, continuing to score and trying to keep themselves in the game, but they could not stop this offensive powerhouse. This team has struggled with their defence throughout the season, and this game was a prime example of what happens when you cannot stop a team from scoring. Acadia scored 29 points in the final quarter, while UNB only scored 15. Colborne was named player of the game for UNB, with 19 points and a game high nine rebounds. Colborne believes it is about playing to their potential, when asked about what she and her team need to improve on for the remainder of the season. “Performing to our potential; on the defensive end, we need to keep the ball in front of us, and on the offensive end, it’s about executing our plays,” said Colborne. The Reds host the Dalhousie Tigers Friday night at 6 p.m. in what is the first event of UNB’s Think Pink weekend.
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Volleyball teams both earn wins in weekend battles
Johnny Cullen The Brunswickan The UNB Varsity Reds men’s volleyball team picked up both a win and a loss this weekend in two hard-hitting matches against the Dalhousie Tigers. The first game on Friday went to the Tigers in a thrilling five set match, but the Reds rallied back and came out swinging on Saturday, sweeping Dal 3-0. On Friday night, the first and second sets were very close, with UNB taking the first and Dal winning the second, but the Reds ran into problems with execution in the third set, letting Dal take over. “That can’t happen, we’ve got to be more consistent; we had too many highs and lows,” said Reds’ head coach, Dan McMorran. The Reds were not discouraged, however, and UNB’s Julio Fernandez tacked a total of 19 kills on the scoreboard. UNB’s tenacious attack, along with several big blocks by middle Logan Keoughan, kept the game tight and exciting. The second game, on Saturday, was a different story for the Reds. With some time to think about their mistakes and some helpful words from coach McMorran, the squad stood their ground in the match. They allowed the chemistry between rookie setter Mathieu Losier, and middle Keoughan work their magic, racking up the points against the Tigers. The Reds looked very confident in the first set. They followed the game plan and set the middle more, as opposed to the outside, capitalizing on the scrambled Dal defence. When Dal rallied and returned the favour, McMorran said UNB “made more digs today than yesterday”, which ultimately helped them get the ball back over the net and onto the floor on Dal’s side of the court. The Reds carried their momentum from the first set into the second, and opened up the score with some clutch kills and blocks from both middles, Keoughan and Craig Toonders. The consistency of UNB’s attack made their message clear; they were not going to let this one slip away. Despite their best efforts to regain control, Dalhousie was foiled, and the Reds simply didn’t have a loss on their agenda for the match. They took the match 3-0, and sent the Tigers back to their bus with their tails between their legs. “The win today was good, but a win
yesterday would’ve tied us up for first place in the AUS,” said Keoughan. The fourth year middle, also felt that his team could have performed better in the first game, and – like coach McMorran said –also feels that consistency is the name of the game if the Reds want to find themselves in first place. Looking forward, Keoughan says the two upcoming games against Memorial University Seahawks are very import-
ant, as two wins would help them climb up the standings. Good things can be taken from both games, but UNB has got to work on consistency if they want to win the AUS. Next action for the Varsity Reds is this coming up weekend, as they travel to Newfoundland, looking to take over first place in the AUS.
Josh Fleck Sports Editor The Varsity Reds women’s volleyball team was in tough luck last weekend, as they took on the Dalhousie Tigers, owners of the number four spot in the national rankings, and the Saint Mary’s Huskies, owners of a seven game win streak. Friday night, the Tigers were in town
Both the Varsity Reds’ volleyball teams split their two weekend games at the Currie Center. Victoria Clowater / The Brunswickan
looking to improve on their 11-2 record on the season, while the Varsity Reds were looking to improve on their 4-9 record and move closer to securing a playoff spot. In their previous two meetings with Dalhousie this season – one of them being in the preseason – UNB fell 3-1 each match. The Varsity Reds showed glimpses of the team that they are capable of being; they held a lead in each of the three sets, but could never pull it all together to take down the top team in the AUS, falling 19-25, 19-25, 22-25. “We have to go back to work on our serve receive; we have made progress, but there is still a lot of work to be done,” said head coach, Jilliane Goulet, referring to her team’s success when they pass the ball effectively. That has been the story of this team so far this season; when they pass the ball effectively, they are a very dangerous team. When third year setter, Paige Paulsen, has the option of setting one of the two talented middles this squad has, it diversifies the offence. Saturday night, the only stretch of inconsistency was in the third set, as UNB took down the hottest team in the AUS in four sets, 25-20, 25-15, 22-25, 25-19. It all came together for the Varsity Reds as the first pass was crisp, leaving Paulsen’s life easy, as she was able to make some great connections with Celina Abba and Rebecca Glancy in the middle. “We ran our middle quite well, especially today [against Saint Mary’s]. That’s really what gave us our success,” said Goulet. “When the passes were there, we had a good connection, and we had worked on that this week, getting Paige to find our middles, and I thought she found them and they found her really well this weekend.” With the win, UNB now sits in fifth place, four points ahead of Memorial University. Next action for the Varsity Reds is Friday, Feb. 2, against the StFX X-Women in the annual Think Pink game. During the game, there will be plenty of activities for fans to participate in to help fund raise for breast cancer research. For full details on the activities, check out the Facebook event, “UNB Varsity Reds THINK PINK Weekend”.