Volume 147 · October 9, 2013 · Issue 06
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AAAAAAHCHO! Campus flu shot clinics start this month
Brandon Ramey The Brunswickan Once again, ﬂu season has fallen upon us. Are you ready for what it has to bring? The Student Health Clinic along with UNB nursing students are ﬁghting back against the seasonal ﬂu. This time of the year proves to be the riskiest time for a student who’s trying to stay healthy. University classrooms, common areas and residences are a breeding ground for bacteria that can cause a student to fall ill. “The seasonal ﬂu can be easily spread, especially when living and working or studying in close proximity to others,” said a nurse from the Student Health Centre, in an email. “The seasonal ﬂu can be spread by coughing, sneezing or talking, and touching an object that has been contaminated by the virus.” This year, Student Health Services and UNB nursing students will be conducting ﬂu shot clinics throughout October and November. These clinics will be rotating around both UNB and STU campuses, which means these shots will be readily
available to all students. Some students often avoid getting the ﬂu shot due to their fear of either needles or contracting a sickness from the inﬂuenza shot. Some UNB students like Kaitlyn Hutchison don’t get it simply because they don’t feel they need to. “I don’t feel its necessary,” Hutchison said. “Because I haven’t had one since the age of 12 and I’m doing fine.” Max LeBlanc, a third year nursing student, is one of the organizers of the ﬂu shot clinics. He said despite what some may believe, there is no chance of contracting any form of illness from the ﬂu shot itself. “It is impossible to contract inﬂuenza from the inﬂuenza vaccine as the virus is dead,” LeBlanc said. Nicole Deya rmond, a not her third-year nursing student involved in the clinics, said she’s personally noticed a difference in her health from getting the flu shot. “I had my first flu shot at university and went from being sick approximately six times a year down to two times a year,” Deyarmond said. For people who choose not to receive the ﬂu shot, there are several ways to stay healthy and prevent ill-
Students can get thier flu shot for $15 as opposed to $25. Karsten Saunders/ The Brunswickan ness. UNB Student Health Services said simple actions such as frequent hand washing and sneezing into your arm and not your hands can save you from the agony of the flu. And if by chance your roommate gets sick, they suggest you separate your belongings, even the TV remote, to avoid the virus from spreading. Though getting a flu shot may sound costly, Deyarmond said stu-
dents get a discount. “The ﬂu shot costs $15 for students compared to the $25 fee for the rest of the public,” Deyarmond said. “$15 is around what you’ll spend on ﬂu medication regardless.” For students who have chronic medical conditions, their ﬂu shots will be publicly funded. These conditions include but are not limited to diabetes, asthma, or cancer.
Students must provide their student ID, provincial medical card, and another piece of photo ID at the clinic. The ﬁrst ﬂu shot clinic is on Oct. 30 in room 28 of Ludlow Hall. This clinic will be open from 12:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.
For flu shot clinic times, visit Thebruns.ca
What’s the plan? | A closer look at New Brunswick’s Labour Force and Skills Development Strategy 2013-2016 Cherise Letson News Editor The provincial government’s new labour force and skills development strategy does not exclude universities, says Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Jody Carr. The recently released plan, New Brunswick’s Labour Force and Skills Development Strategy 2013-2016, is the current Conservative government’s plan to help bridge the skills gap between the jobs that are/will be in demand and the people who need them. These areas include va lue-added food, va lue-added wood, information and communication technology, industrial fabrication, biosciences and aerospace and defense. “We’ve been working to focus on jobs and having the skills for our people to be able to prepare for the jobs that are coming in the near future, especially in resource development,” Carr said. The strategy involves educating high school students about the specific jobs available in the province and a clear picture of the job market, as well as helping them develop a post-graduation plan. It also includes educating high school students on
the financial aid available to them. The strategy also heavily focuses on trades and vocational training and linking students with the private sector. The lack of specifics about universities in the strategy has been a point of criticism for many, including the New Burnswick Student Alliance (NBSA). “At first glance there are a lot of areas that we like and there are some areas that we think could use more of a focus on post-secondary,” said Pat Joyce, executive director of the NBSA. “But it is a very broad strategy, so there aspects that aren’t directly connected to PSE and we understand that.” The NBSA is on the steering committee that will help implement the strategy. Joyce said though they are glad the government is seeing the value of post-secondary education in the province’s future, the NBSA will be making sure they unsertand the value in any form of university education. “We do think it’s important to reiterate the importance of the broad value of education and the point of having an educated populous, not just for having a strong labour force, but also for building a healthier population and a more engaged population,” Joyce said.
“We’ve been sure to raise that concern with government that students aren’t only interested in vocational training and in education as just a means for a job. We also think that education is something that’s good for society and something that we’re committed to focusing on.” Carr said universities and university education are not left out of the strategy. “Certainly, universities are key to this strategy. I think that it’s reasonably balanced between all of those aspects of post-secondary, to make sure that when we have students and recruit students to university, that it’s students that are aware of what they want to do and that they’re successful in university,” Carr said. Carr points to the government’s recent $7 million investment in graduate scholarships as an example of how the universities are important to the strategy. The strategy also includes a full review of student financial aid. Carr also cites “Action 13” in the strategy, which says the government will “through a multi-departmental approach with the private sector and the New Brunswick Innovation Council, position research and development investment to create high-value jobs .”
“That’s really around Action 13, we’re really working with the private sector, the innovation council, and also with post-secondary to create that high-value jobs, increase skills and grow our province,” he said. “So the more educated our students are, and that’s through our universities, it’s a key component.” Carr said though not everyone is interested in a career in the “priority” sectors; he said the government needs to focus where they can get the “greatest growth and new opportunities.” However, he said there still be jobs needed in other fields. “There definitely will be need for other professions, and that’s part of our approach to make sure we have more accurate information of what is available for jobs, what the future will hold for jobs in the labour market,”he said. In the meantime, if you’re already halfway through a degree in something not in demand, Carr said the government will be “aggressively” promoting their One-Job-Pledge program to help keep young people in the province. The One-Job-Pledge is where the government gives an incentive to New Brunswick companies to create a new position for a graduate. The government will contribute $10/
hour for the salary for one year. “A ll universit y graduates are eligible to benefit from this OneJob-Pledge and that’s for all postsecondary,” Carr said. “If a company or small business or non-prof it organization wants to hire any new position . . . if there’s a new position being created than One-Job-Pledge will support.” Though training and labour is in New Brunswick’s future, Carr said there will always be value in even the most foundational university studies, for they serve as stepping stones to further education. “There will always be a need to have some foundational studies at post-secondary. Some liberal arts, some of those developmental and foundational studies are important and we know that they lead to stepping stones of great things,” Carr said. “A big component is to make sure we’re focused on the labour force, jobs in New Brunswick and how the universities can contribute a big amount to job development innovation, research but also how universities can provide a foundation for students as well and they can use a stepping stones into further studies.”
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THE FALL UNBSU
Katie O’Blenis Student at Large
Hey guys and gals! My name is Katie (or Kathleen) O’Blenis and I’m in the running to be your next STUDENT at LARGE! Now you’re probably thinking “Why should I vote for you?” Well here are some fun facts: I’m a super motivated, fun, and goal-oriented person. I’ve been involved in a ridiculous amount of volunteer work, and I was UPEISU’s in term Ombudsman before transferring to UNB this fall! That opportunity gave me valuable council experience that I would be able to bring in making sure all of us students receive honest, fair and unbiased representation.
Jeremy Murray Accessibility Representative Hello, my name is Jeremy Murray and I am a third year UNB student, and I would like to give you some information about me. I was born with a disability called cerebral palsy. And because I was born with cerebral palsy I have gained a different perspective on life that majority of people may not experience, and for that I’m thankful, but at the same I know that people like me need to have a voice. That is why I am running in the election for the position of accessibility representative.
Hey UNB! If you’re reading this paper then I’m hoping you’ll recognize me as the Brunswickan Arts Editor. If not . . . nice to meet you! I’m Lee Thomas, and I’m a third year arts student. I’m also a proctor at Harrison House (Huskies rule!) and a faculty peer mentor. Most importantly to this election, though, I’m a queer student who has always been interested in LGBTQ issues. This year, I’m hoping to work with Safe Spaces to promote more gender-neutral washrooms on campus, in addition to addressing other LGBTQ needs. I’m passionate, dedicated, and queer as hell; vote for Lee!
Hi! My name is Nicole and I’m a third year BSc Psych student. I person- LGBTQ Representative ally identify as lesbian, and I’m also a new volunteer at the University Women’s Centre. In the summer I work for my local MLA so I have experience in holding a position of office. As a Student Union rep, I propose to bring more awareness to the LGBTQ community within UNB as a whole. Queer sex ed information sessions, social events for underage students, and endorsement of UNB as a safe space to future students in particular are all important issues for me. I really think I can help make UNB a better place for all students and hopefully you think so too!
I’m Arielle Rechnitzer, and I’m in my third year of a BA in French and psychology and Residence Representative my third year in residence. I lived in Neville Jones for two years, where I was a charity rep, and I currently live in Lady Dunn Hall where I’m a proctor/hall mom. You may or may not recognize me from the UNB Chorale, Bed Push, Glee at UNB, the Relay for Life, the Board of Proctors, or, most recently, from the Bruns’s Dear Ari column. Looking for more improved communication between the Student Union and the res community? Look no further. VOTE ARI.
Bobby Cole Student at Large
My name is Bobby Cole and I am a third year arts student. I have been involved with my residence and my department, and now I’m looking to get involved with the Student Union. I attend council as a member of the public, so I’m prepared to jump in with both feet. As a Student at Large, I would strive to make new connections, and enable students to provide feedback, in order to represent the broadest student population possible. As a reader and volunteer for the Brunswickan, I feel I have a vested interest in its current and future initiatives.
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These are the candidates for this fall’s UNBSU by-election. The election will be taking place from Oct. 14 to 18. To vote, click on the voting tab in your e-services.
Emilie Chiasson, second year RC, has strived to lead and be an active participant in her school, community and areas beyond her Renaissance College Councillor home. When not stuck with her boyfriend, the HIL, she can be found reciting Bridesmaids quotes, writing love letters to Mumford and Sons, or sailing on the Kennebecasis. Emilie possesses practical leadership skills including reliability, responsibility and the ability to voice the opinions of her classmates. Emilie’s life experiences, including volunteer work at home, in Korea and in China, have given her an appreciation for a variety of cultures and contributed to her ease in interacting with others. These skills will transfer nicely in the role as RC Faculty Councillor.
Ajayi Oluwaronke Student at Large
Hello! My name is Ajayi Oluwaronke. I am in my third year. I was born and raised in Nigeria but I have been in Canada for the past four years. I’m a creative thinker and I’m efficient and highly organized. One of my greatest passions is helping others. I am a passionate, optimistic and dedicated lady who takes up responsibilities with utmost enthusiasm, and I see to it that I complete my tasks and assignments in time. I’ve a great amount of perseverance to achieve my goals. Last but not the least! I love praying, I love God, it just keeps me going.
Hi, UNB! My name is Jinseok Jang. I am a freshman at UNB. Settling down in a new place is not always easy, but it’s fun. I am a fairly social individual and like building relationships with a variety of people, however, because I don’t know much about these campus activities, I wish to learn about the various events and communications here at UNB. I intend to run for Student at Large and hope to be elected. I also hope to have lots of experiences at UNB. I am good at communications and working with people but those experiences do not happen without you. Thanks, UNB!
Hi, I am Maria Davis, a PhD student at UNB Brunswickan Grad Representative in the Department of Biology. As a scientist in training I am interested in the Brunswickan as a portal of information dissemination. I have previously served as a board member on the Alden Nowlan House Board of Directors, and I bring with me a myriad of diverse experiences to the table. I am an active member of the Graduate Student Association and am looking forward to contributing to the Brunswickan Publishing Inc. Board of Representatives!
Jinseok Jang Student at Large
Brunswickan Undergrad Representative Hi! My name is Katie Bull and I’m a third year honours student in the media arts and cultures department at UNB. I work as a program assistant in the media department, hope to eventually work in the music industry, and I’m running to be your Brunswickan Board Undergraduate Representative in this year’s UNBSU by-election. I love it here at UNB, and would love the opportunity to be more involved in our campus community, get to know more of you and to act as the voice of the undergraduate student population for the Brunswickan newspaper.
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UNBSU starting midterm bank Cherise Letson News Editor University of New Brunswick students will soon have a midterm bank. The midterm bank will be a spot on the UNB Student Union website where professors and students can post midterms for future reference. A motion was passed at council Thursday night for the UNBSU’s internal committee to create a professor consent form for the midterm bank. The idea was put forward by UNBSU vice-president internal Jenn Connolly. “This is an initiative I started over the summer when I met with most of your deans. I consulted them and asked them if they would support the idea of a campus-wide midterm bank and the majority are on board,” Connolly said during council. “This is something I’m really excited about getting started, especially when it’s midterm season now.” Connolly said the business society already has a similar initiative and it’s a helpful resource. “It’s a really good resource to have a second academic resource when you’re studying. Even if it’s an older
midterm, it can make the world of a difference,” she said. “It will basically be an online resource where we will have PDFs online available that you can print off and it will just be old midterms professors used.” UNBSU president Ben Whitney said professors would need to give expressed consent if students were to submit a midterm to the bank. He said the midterm bank would give students a central location for students to get beneficial study tool. “When you can take a professors’ midterm from two to three years ago and look through it, it can really give you some insight to the kind of questions they ask, how they write their [tests], it can give some very valuable insight,” he said. UNBSU vice-president external Greg Bailey put forward the motion to have a professor consent form made for the bank. The motion was passed unanimously and the committee will report back on Nov. 3 after the next two council meetings. In the meantime, Connolly asked councilors to talk to their professors about getting permission to post their midterms. She said until the consent form is created, written consent will suffice.
COUNCIL BRIEFS UNBSU 2013-2014 budget passed The UNBSU passed their revised budget at Sunday’s council meeting after some discussion. Arts Representative Nicole Saulnier asked about the increase for the New Brunswick Student Alliance (NBSA) membership fee, even though the UNBSU had dropped down to associate member status and should therefore be paying less. UNBSU president Ben Whitney said the increase was because the NBSA needed to fund the new executive director position and to provide results members are expecting. Saulnier also brought up the cut to the UNBSU’s external lobbying line. UNBSU vice-president finance Marc Gauvin said this was because the UNBSU will be focusing on using the resources available to them from the NBSA and the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations. He said the line could be revised if need be.
UNBSU looking into academic anonymity for exams and midterms Council passed a motion Sunday night for the UNBSU’s internal committee to look at the possibility of coded grading for midterms and exams. The idea was brought forward by nursing representative Laura Carr, who saw it done at a university on a trip to Sweden a few years ago. Carr said in Sweden, professors would request computer generated codes for each test or midterm. By having the codes and following an administrative process, it guaranteed anonymity for the student as well piece of mind for professors. Carr said she has talked to some departments and students about the idea and has gotten positive feedback. Law representative Oliver Gorman-Asal mentioned that the law faculty already uses a similar system that’s simpler. After discussion, council passed a motion for the idea to be reviewed by the internal committee. The committee will look at possible ways to implement such a system. They will also look at possible opposition to it. They will report back to council on Nov. 3.
Students asked for feedback on Student Opinion Survey changes Emma McPhee News Reporter The Student Opinion Survey is being re-evaluated. The Student Opinion Survey is a questionnaire given to students towards the end of each term. It provides a way for students to give their professors feedback about their courses. This year, a new survey is in the process of being developed, because the current one has been used since the 1980s and is in need of an update. “[The Student Opinion Survey] hasn’t changed for many years and there’s some recognition that we have a lot more diversity in the types of classes people are teaching and the instructional methodology that’s being used,” said Shirley Cleave, UNB’s associate vice-president academic. “They don’t fit well with the current [survey] and so we’re looking at ways to have it more relevant for students and better feedback for faculty members.” A recommendation to Senate in 2007 kickstarted the process to update the survey and a committee was formed in 2010 to address the issue. Cleave said an update is necessary because teaching styles have changed
since the present survey was drafted. “The teaching styles have changed so dramatically that the questions didn’t necessarily give you good feedback for many of the styles,” she said. “The proposal is that there will be some basic questions that apply to all courses and there’ll be some coursespecific ones that can be tailored to individual faculties or to individual instructors.” Cleave said the instructors will be able to adapt their surveys to better reflect their courses. “The first few questions of the questionnaire will be generic that’ll apply to all forms of teaching,” she said. “But the idea is that faculty members can tailor questions to give them feedback that they can have to shape their own course.” Last week, students were given the opportunity to express their opinions about the survey at three different consultations. “The intent was to have students give us feedback on the actual questions,” Cleave said. “We have a draft set of questions and we were looking for students to talk to us about what they’re thinking about when they respond to the questions so that we’re sure we’re using questions that work
for the students.” Bryce Boudreau, a fourth year student from STU who takes classes at UNB, attended one of the focus groups. He said having course-specific questions will benefit the instructors as well as the students. “Before when things weren’t applicable we’d rate them low,” he said. “We just found out that it actually does affect the teacher’s files. We didn’t know that.” Cleave said that new survey will probably not be ready until next fall. “It certainly won’t be [ready] for this fall and it’s unlikely for the spring,” she said. “By the time we finish the report it goes to senate and then there’s all the background work to get ready to implement it.” At the moment she said they are most concerned about making students aware of the importance of the Student Opinion Survey. “It’s an important piece of work and it’s important for students to have a good avenue to provide feedback and for faculty members to get good feedback so that they and refine their courses based on input from the students,” Cleave said.
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Food employees among minority
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Fredericton’s transit system As a new student and resident in the city, I am quite surprised how little transit service is available: no service on Sundays and holidays, and a very limited weekday daytime service with meal breaks (i.e. up to three daytime hours without bus services on many routes). What is more disappointing is the way that the system is organized. The bus routes seem long and travel everywhere, but all connect to one point: King’s Place. Many long routes travel around the same areas, but uses different nearby roads, for example, route 11 travels on Windsor Street whilst route 16 travels inside the University of New Brunswick. That’s a separate route, and the walking distance between them is less than a minute. I believe that restructuring the system would make transit much more efficient, without the need to devote extra resources. For example, a few buses (i.e. a quarter to half the fleet) could be devoted to a mainline route which travels with high frequency, north-south across the city with stops at major centres (e.g. downtown, universities, shopping centres, hospitals). All stops along this mainline would create additional hubs where customers can transfer, instead of just King’s Place. This would allow other routes to be shorter and operate as feeder routes into the mainline. This would allow a much-improved frequency of service to transit customers, both on the mainline and on the feeder routes, whilst covering the same amount of territory, if not more. In addition, students would benefit if the university negotiates a universal transit pass with Fredericton Transit. Edward Choi
Richard Kemick Opinions Columnist This past spring, UNB Fredericton was in the unique position to completely rejuvenate and revive its food servicing program on campus. UNB, however, decided to prove true to its motto “Keep Everything Exactly the Same Forever” and did exactly that. The university, under the guidance of Dr. Tony Secco (vice-president academic, Fredericton) and Dr. James Brown (executive director of residential life, campus and conference services and former godfather of soul), agreed that Sodexo Canada will operate on campus for the next five years with the chance to renew the contract for an additional five years in 2018. In case you’re unfamiliar with the corporation, Sodexo Canada is a subsidiary of the French multinational Sodexo, a food provider that services everything from elementary schools to prisons, if the two can be considered separate. Aside from a couple nominal changes such as demanding that the nutritional value of food now be clearly labelled (that wasn’t already a law?!?), the contract is pretty much standard. Same stir fry, different pile: UNB tells Sodexo “You, along with stores like Tim Hortons, may conduct your business here”; Sodexo tells UNB “We’re so surprised!” The Sodexo staff on campus is represented by a third-party union, belonging to neither the university nor the caterer. However, their unionization and adequate working conditions put them in the small, withered minority of Sodexo employees who are able to exercise their labour rights. This is because Sodexo is to consistently practicing labour rights what UNB President Eddy Campbell is to a five-figure pay check: far from it. Because of its labour policies, Sodexo has been the subject of boycotts and protests at universities from Finland
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While UNB food workers are unionized, many around the world struggle to exercise their rights. Alex Walsh / The Brunswickan to Atlanta, Los Angeles to Laval. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) states that Sodexo pays its employs “poverty wages” and deliberately makes employees only work part-time so they do not receive benefits. The SEIU also stated that Sodexo habitually exhibits “anti-union behaviour” which often culminates in employees being reprimanded or terminated for attempting to form a union. To be fair, on Sodexo Canada’s website, they state that 85 per cent of their employees prefer working for Sodexo over the competition. To be even fairer, Sodexo cites itself for figuring this number out. Because when it comes to human rights, who really knows what’s going on? I say “ketchup,” you say “catsup.” You say “I’d like to exercise my legal rights,” I say “Get back to work.” If only there was some sort of international non-governmental organization that had a mandate to exclusively watch human rights. Well, thank God and Richard Currie that there is such an organization. Human Rights Watch (HRW), an NGO that conducts research and advocacy on human rights issues around the world, has also weighed in on Sodexo. On Sept. 2, 2010, HRW published a paper based on thirty interviews with
workers and employees’ testimony in legal proceedings, company documents and written exchanges with company management. The report details how Sodexo, amongst a few other corporations, hosts “aggressive campaigns to keep workers . . . from organizing and bargaining, violating international standards.” Furthermore, HRW also states that “Sodexo threatened, interrogated, and fired workers who tried to form a union.” Arvind Ganesan, the director of the business and human rights program at HRW, states that the 2010 report concluded that, “The behaviour of these companies casts serious doubt on the value of voluntary commitments to human rights.” Oh, silly Arvind – such a naïve little man. I picture you as a portly elementary school kid with a Scooby-Doo backpack, asking two brawling drunks to just give peace a chance. Companies like Sodexo have habitually demonstrated that the only voluntary commitment that they will form is chasing money like Wile E. Coyote chases the Roadrunner. And who doesn’t love to watch an anvil full of dynamite fall, or a giant sling shot that shoots grand pianos, as long as they’re both targeted at organized labour? Massive multinational corpora-
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tions should not be given free rein in whatever market they choose because we, the customers and employees, do unfortunately not have the luck of roadrunners. That is also the reason UNB should not have allowed Sodexo to take over the campus. If there is one thing that universities have always prided themselves on, it is feeling morally superior to everyone else. This university’s executive can’t even get that right! Is it not enough that we fill up our campus bookstore with unethical clothing? Do we need to fill up our mouths with unethical food as well? We already know the university is not the biggest fan of unions; we saw that through their abysmal treatment of the Student Union during the negotiations for the food contract. Though the university, in its infinite benevolence, has at least remained on the legal side of the law by acknowledging that the Student Union exists. By allowing companies like Sodexo to not only exist but to thrive on campus, UNB, however, becomes complicit in those companies’ practices. Enjoy chewing on that shit-sandwich for at least the next half-decade, UNB.
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Where is your favourite study space on campus?
“The SUB Blue Room.”
“UNB Science Library.”
“Study rooms in the Science Library.”
“The SUB Ballroom.”
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Century Thief steals the show
Tess Allen Arts Reporter W hen Da r t mout h nat ive M ike Legere was scoping out universities in his senior year of high school, it was York University in Toronto that won him over in the end – not because of its stellar liberal arts program or its high ratings in Maclean’s magazine, but because of the diverse and vibrant music scene that surrounded it. “I have played music most of my life, since my family is very musical. When I had to choose somewhere to go to university, I listened to a lot of bands in Toronto and thought it would be a good place to go,” said Legere. His decision paid off. It was there that he met a crop of other enthusiastic young musicians keen on forming
a group, and that’s how Century Thief – formerly known as Bury The Hatchet – was born. Four years later, the folk-rock group has released one full-length album and three EPs, with another full-length album, Sabotage, set for release in the next few months. The group is composed of Mike Legere (songwriting, guitar and vocals), Omar Shabbar (songwriting, electric guitar), Kathryn Kaerns (songwriting, piano, clarinet and flute), Steve La (cello), Adam Reid (trumpet) and Greg Francis (drums), but “everybody sings and we often have massive harmony parts.” “We have a wide variety of instrumentation and we all really focus on the lyrics in our music. It’s sort of folk-inspired rock music, so there’s definitely some really loud and big builds that we do. But we’re not
Century Thief will be playing at the James Joyce Irish Pub tonight. Submitted afraid to bring it down, as well,” said Legere, adding that the group is most often compared to Arcade Fire. “Each songwriter has their own specific style that they input. I studied jazz [at York University] so a lot of the times I try and incorporate more abstract chords or progressions, whereas I don’t focus as heavy on lyrics as Mike does,” added songwriter and electric guitarist Omar Shabbar. “We bring a lot of full band energy and we’re very harmony-centric. A
lot of people are really impressed that we have [so much instrumentation], like a trumpet, cello, flute, clarinet, et cetera. I think if I saw a band like that, I’d be pretty pumped.” Shabbar and his fellow bandmates certainly hope to impress in Fredericton tonight, Oct. 9, at the James Joyce Irish Pub on Queen Street alongside Shorty Tubbs and Cedric Noel as part of their first East Coast tour. “When we were deciding on places to contact [for the tour], we were
adamant on going to Fredericton,” said Shabbar who, like Legere, has some familial ties to the East Coast. “Audience members can expect to see a lot of energy, since we’re coming as a full band. There’s lot of really epic builds in the songs that we’ll be playing,” added Legere. “It will be pretty explosive and just a lot of fun.” Tickets can be purchased for $6 at the door for tonight’s show, which begins at 8 p.m.
Thomas Bird, uncaged Tess Allen Arts Reporter Some budding musicians are inspired by a gifted relative or a special song. Thomas Bird was inspired by a lousy grade-nine report card. “The whole reason I started playing music was because I got a 30 per cent in one of my mandatory high school music classes. I figured I should probably do something about that,” said the former Leo Hayes High School student, now in his fourth year of civil engineering at UNB. “I started practicing the piano a lot more. I was just trying to pass . . . but once I started sounding good and I actually liked what was coming from my hands, [I realized] I could really create something here.” And create he has. Over the last eight years, Bird has produced everything from a slew of expertly crafted Top 40 covers to an impressive slate of his own original tunes, each showcasing his self-taught skills in vocals, piano or guitar. “I started off not really singing, just talking into a microphone and figuring out what my voice sounded like,” said 21-year-old Bird, who cites such musicians as Jack Johnson and John Mayer as his major influences. “My sound is simple and acoustic. It’s hard to define, because I’m so
young.” But his age certainly hasn’t gotten in the way so far; from jetting off for a summer at the Berklee College of Music to partnering with several local students in efforts to enhance his musical production and performance, no one can deny that Bird is driven. “I’m currently playing with a few guys – Sean Donovan, Nathan Blais and Alex Roscoe – and the first time we played together was at the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival this year, where we busked on the corner of Regent and Queen. They told us the events were cancelled because of the pouring rain, but we weren’t going to take no for an answer,” said Bird. “We played together anyway and it was awesome.” It’s not just Bird’s performances that thrive on spontaneity. In fact, impulsiveness has been a key feature in his song writing habits. “I’ve never written a good song if I just sit down and say ‘I want to write a good song right now.’ It’s more of the Eureka thing, where you sit down and something’s bothering you and you just tell it to the instrument and they say it back,” said Bird, pointing to such original tracks as “Slow Motion.” When it comes to recording his first EP, however, Bird’s strategy is much more meticulous. Set to be released sometime before Christmas, Bird’s EP
will focus chiefly on his solo works, but will feature his fellow musicians as well. “My EP is going to be a lot of stuff that people haven’t heard unless they’ve heard me live, since my biggest fan-base is on YouTube,” he said, adding that the EP will feature anywhere from six to 10 tracks. It’s a weighty project for a student balancing engineering classes, competitive rowing and a blossoming music career, but one he is more than willing to take on. “I definitely want to pursue music. I don’t know if I’ll get somewhere soon with it, but music is such a variable thing,” he said. “That’s kind of the fun part.” Those interested in finding out more details about Bird’s upcoming EP when they become available can find him on Facebook.
Do you know a student artist who should be featured in the Brunswickan? Email Arts@thebruns.ca with the subject line “Student Artist.”
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LGBTQrazy: Why “both” is a four-letter word the heteronormativity that dominates our society. This works the same way with other aspects of LGBTQ life: There are lots of well-meaning people cisnormativity isn’t always intentionally in the world. They support equality for transphobic, sexual normativity isn’t alboth genders, both sexes, and they love ways intentionally acephobic, and so on. both gay and straight people. However, intent doesn’t mitigate They mean well, but they’re also effect. being oppressive. Questions and comments of an exIt’s okay, it’s an accident. It happens. clusive nature – such as those that work But now you know better. within gender and sexuality binaries See, the idea that there’re only two – work people into a corner. It erases options: gay or straight, male or female, their identity. And most people don’t man or woman, is called a binary. (Like even realise they’re doing it. the computer coding – there are only 0s It looks like this: and 1s.) But life isn’t like that. All those “We have both men’s and women’s saying that go facilities.” Eliminate it from your “there are two “It’s ok if you’re kinds of people vocabulary for human beings. gay or if you’re in the world . . Treat it like all of those other straight!” .” are cutesy and “Are they male pithy and wrong. four letter words that I’m or female?” You’re prob“You can dress not really supposed to ably fa m i l ia r either masculine publish in a paper. with the idea of or feminine.” sexuality being Fo r t u n ate l y, a spectrum rather than a black-and- there is a pretty easy solution, which white thing. Some people are bisexual, (not unlike Sex Panther cologne) works pansexual, queer, etc. every time, 60 per cent of the time. What a lot of people don’t know, The simple solution? Question though, is that this applies to pretty “both”. Eliminate it from your vocabumuch every other aspect of existence, lary for human beings. Treat it like all including sex, gender identity, gender of those other four letter words that expression, and so on. I’m not really supposed to publish in a When people make a point of saying paper. Most importantly, any time you they are inclusive of “both” whatever, hear yourself saying “both” or “either”, they are not trying to be exclusionary. stop and ask yourself: are those really However, for the multitudes of people my two options? who do not identify with various binarMost of the time, there’s a third ies, such comments serve to reinforce option. And a fourth. And fifth. So, the existing status quo which “others” instead of “both” types of people, we them every day. have “all” types of people! Which is Most of us know that asking a awesome! Let’s go party with them. woman “do you have a boyfriend?” is not normally asked out of outright homophobic intent, but because of Lee Thomas Arts Editor
BRUNSWICKANARTS Ryan Belbin The Brunswickan There was a time that I considered synthpop to be the ear’s equivalent to that dripping slice of pizza after a night out – so bad for you, but so good at the same time. The overblown synthesizer riffs and techno experimentation found a niche spot in the 1980s, but it wasn’t long before the keytar felt as dated as the Commodore 64. Just as fashion goes in cycles though, so too does music, and that guilty pleasure is having a serious renaissance in our digital landscape – and Repartee is at the forefront of the Atlantic Canadian scene. Fronting the St. John’s four piece ensemble, Meg Warren is poised before the microphone and the keys. She’s got a voice that has no trouble climbing through the pop hooks, but neither the glam of the music nor the glitter of the stage can take away from the songwriter sincerity beneath. “Missing the Sun,” from the band’s 2011 selftitled album, comes closest to getting at the crux of it: “With all this pressure building up/I start to tremble at the thought/Of even slightly messing up/I guess I’m never good enough.”
Vulnerable? You bet, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t space in some darkened downtown room where you can dance anyway. (The band recorded a strippeddown alternate take for their Hello Hello Hello EP that captures a totally different mood). Catchy catharsis might as well be the mandate, a loud, fun release in a modern world – all online at Repartee. bandcamp.com. The synthesizer is countered by Robbie Brett’s electric guitar, which does more than play meaty chords, and adds a rock edge to the pop core. When Repartee’s beeping and bouncing tour van stops in Fredericton on Oct. 10, that rawness will inevitably make a segue to the more guitar-driven bands taking to the stage at the Capital after them. The Motorleague brings way more grit than you’d expect from a song called “Every Man Needs a Cape Breton,” while The Balconies fuse indie rock and pop in a more straightforward way that also ends up hearkening to the ‘80s. The show kicks off at 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, $8 at the door – if you’re going to carve your turkey with a hangover this weekend, you might as well have some infectious pop rock bouncing around your noggin too.
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Repartee in search of the sun
Scorpio (October 23rd to November 21st) Tensions are high in your group of friends when a fight sparks and you don’t know which side to take. Here’s an idea: Don’t choose sides. It’s not your battle, dude.
Gemini (May 21st to June 20th) The Walking Dead starts back up again this month. Watch it. No really. That’s your horoscope. For real.
Sagittarius (November 22nd to December 21st) Three readings, two quizzes AND a midterm? Talk about stress. Take a breather and grab a coffee or something with a couple of friends. It may seem like you’re wasting precious time, but you’re of no use to anyone if you’re constantly experiencing severe homework anxiety.
Cancer (June 21st to July 22nd) Utilize your creative outlets in the coming week if you ever feel bummed out. Whether it’s a poem, a painting or a new guitar riff, the arts have a way of turning raw emotion into things of beauty.
Capricorn (December 22nd to January 19th) There may be certain aspects in your life in which you feel like you’re not moving forward. Don’t give up just yet, Capricorn. Good things take time, as cliché as it sounds.
Leo (July 23rd to August 22nd) Find your inner lion and embrace courage. Always wanted to take up a new sport or instrument? Do it. Always had a crush on that someone special? Ask them out. Always wanted to rob a bank? Go for it. Wait . . . maybe not that last one.
Aquarius (January 20th to February 18th) It may seem like others have been trying to push your buttons lately. Though the urge to blow up at them is probably stronger than a T-Rex on steroids, don’t give them the satisfaction. Keep calm and be the bigger person.
Virgo (August 23rd to September 22nd) The criticism of others may weigh heavily on you in the coming week, Virgo. The advice given on this matter is simple: if the criticism is not constructive, ignore it.
Pisces (February 19th to March 20th) The best thing to do during this time, Pisces, is to be decisive. Pondering over your options could lead to a lost opportunity. Don’t miss out on something that could be potentially rad. Aries (March 21st to April 19th) While your current motto may go something like “It’s my party, I can do what I want,” don’t forget to take others’ feelings into consideration. They are, after all, the guests at your party. Taurus (April 20th to May 20th) Others’ annoying little habits seem to be really getting on your nerves as of late. Remember, we’re all human; you can be irritating too. So don’t harass them about it, ‘cause that is so not fetch.
Libra (September 23rd to October 22nd) Trusting your gut is the key to getting through this week. Your instincts have always been keen, and now is not the time to begin ignoring them.
BY BEN CROUSE
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Songs of the week. Pusha T - Hold On (feat. Rick Ross) After a few delays, Pusha T is finally ready to give the world what he is calling the album of the year, My Name is My Name. Before its official release, he is streaming the album, allowing fans to get a listen to the full project before it hits stores. However, a lot of the songs on the album have been previously put out. A new one is “Hold On,” featuring a verse by Rick Ross and some autotune humming from Kanye West. The song, produced by Hudson Mohawke and Kanye, features a piano playing some “nothing can stop you” theme music and Kanye using his voice as an instrument, similar to a few of his own songs, such as “Runaway” or “Blood on the Leaves.” On the lyrical side, Pusha and Ross talk about their lives before entering the music industry and how even though the street life is often glorified in hip hop, they both feel lucky to have made it out alive and free.
WEDNESDAY, OCT 9 You picked up a Bruns! Neat-o.
THURSDAY, OCT 10
Son Lux - Easy Starting off with the plucking of strings, Son Lux takes the listener on journey through hand claps, baritone saxophones and whispers. Even though all these elements have been used in recordings a million times, on “Easy” they always feel unexpected, making the song the opposite of what the title implies. The eerie track will keep you on edge like a horror movie, slowing down for a second, before picking back up leaving you wondering how it is all going to end. The one thing you know for sure, though, is that it will be dramatic, quick and will tie everything together.
The Balconies, The Motorleague, and Repartee 10:30 p.m. at The Capital, $8
FRIDAY, OCT 11
Danny Brown - 25 Bucks (feat. Purity Ring) While Danny Brown is most popular for his song “Grown Up,” all one has to do is look at the song titles of his new album, Old, to realize that the happy, care-free song is an outlier. With track names like “Gremlins,” “Torture,” and “Lonely,” the selfproclaimed “indie rapper” deals with some heavy topics on his new record. One song, “25 Bucks,” has Danny reminiscing about his mother braiding people’s hair on the porch for extra cash. “Arthritis in her fingers, carpal tunnel in her wrists,” describes Danny, before realizing that the life his mother was stuck in was one he was bound to as well. “Now I’m trapped in the trap/and the devil ain’t forgetting/wanna see me dead or locked in a prison,” he says. Despite the subject matter, the song still has a catchy hook from Canadian electro-pop duo Purity Ring, and highlights the flow and storytelling ability of the Detroit rapper.
One Man Lord of the Rings: Charles Ross 7:30 p.m. at the Playhouse, $12 Student Rush tickets available Mike Bochoff and Jenny Fiorentino 10:30 p.m. at The Capital, $5
SATURDAY, OCT 12
Arcade Fire - Here Comes the Night Time The release of “Here Comes the Night Time” was not as straightforward as uploading a song onto YouTube. Arcade Fire took it to another level, making a 20 minute movie directed by Roman Coppola. The film first aired on NBC following the band’s performance on Saturday Night Live, and features three songs from their upcoming album, Reflektor. “Here Comes the Night Time” is the first song played, and is a fusion of indie, rock, 80’s synth pop, and Caribbean beach music, with different sounds being continuously added until maracas, cowbells, violins and bongos swirl together as the entire band chants the song’s title. The film itself, also titled Here Comes the Night Time, boasts cameos by everyone from Bono and Ben Stiller to Michael Cera and James Franco. It is definitely worth checking out.
Boyce Farmer’s Market 6 a.m. – 1 p.m. Gravity Strike, 10:30 p.m. at The Capital, $5
SUNDAY, OCT 13 Flea Market at King’s Place, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., $2 admission
By: Sebastian Maynard
If you have a question for Dear Ari, email Arts@thebruns.ca with the subject line “Dear Ari”, or tweet her @AskDearAri Dear Ari – My girlfriend just broke up with me over the summer. I live off-campus and every girl I know is friends with my ex. I want to avoid that messy territory, so where should I go to meet someone new? Sincerely, Lonely Larry Dear Lonely— UNB is home to many different student-run clubs, teams, and organizations. Think of what your interests are, and follow them to expand your friendship circle. Even if you don’t meet a new
girl there right away, you’ll be making new connections, and the possibility for you to get introduced to a lovely lady will certainly increase. Be yourself, and don’t be shy! Affectionately, Ari Dear Ari – I’ve been making crazy flirty eye contact with this cutie at the gym all semester. I don’t think she’s very impressed with my meagre bench presses, so how do impress her? WHAT SHOULD MY APPROACH BE?! Sincerely, Walter Weakling
Dear Walter— Attraction isn’t just about physicality. Everyone is really looking for the combination of brains and brawn that works for them. Instead of quietly pining away, try to go talk to her. Ask her for tips—it’s more flattering to be seen as a knowledgeable person than to be expected to stand by while someone is showing off or bragging. See what your workout regimes have in common. Maybe you could ask her to work out with you sometime, or to go for a run together. If that conversation progresses, you may learn of even more shared interests, which would create more possibilities for the two of you to run into each other or to hang out. If she seems interested and comfortable, try to get her phone number, or give her yours. Don’t be too pushy or too hasty though! It’s likely that she didn’t realize just how interested in her you’ve been. Wishing you a wonderful workout! Affectionately, Ari
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TUESDAY, OCT 15 Check out the exhibitions at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery!
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V-REDS HOST ERIC GARLAND BASKETBALL PRE-SEASON TOURNAMENT Bronté James Sports Editor
Rookie guard Javon Masters earned tournament MVP in his third game against the Laval Rouge et Or Sarah Badibanga / The Brunswickan Bronté James Sports Editor One loss and two wins was the final result of the Eric Garland basketball tournament for the Varsity Reds men’s basketball team. The men lost their first game to Ottawa 88-71, but came back to defeat Saint Francis Xavier University (StFX) on Saturday 82-65. “It’s always good when you beat Saint Xavier University, I’m not gonna say it’s not fun,” said V-Reds head coach Brent Baker. Baker was happy with their victory over Ottawa – who finished third in the country last season - considering the differences in preparation between teams. “We started out playing a team that had 50 practices, we’ve had 21. They had played four NCAA teams, we had scrimmaged [St. Thomas University],” he said.
“I think we’ve got some young promising guys and I was really happy with the way Javon [Masters] stepped out and acted like not a true freshman, he acted like a real performer.” The men took their second victory of the weekend over Université Laval 85-80. Trailing 21-17 in the first quarter against Laval, 39-35 in the second and 56-55 in the third, they took control in the fourth quarter, solidifying their win. “I think we turned up the defensive intensity,” said rookie guard and tournament all-star Javon Masters. “In the first half we were really lackadaisical - offensively we weren’t running our stuff- but I think in the second half we picked up the defence and ran our stuff.” Both teams entered their final game having defeating StFX and losing to Ottawa. Laval was unable to keep its lead going into the fourth
quarter and the Masters scored 14 of his overall 24 game points. Veteran Matt Daley took a hard hit by Laval and was sent over the scorekeeping table in the third quarter. Later on in the game he rolled his ankle, keeping him out of the fourth. “He’s had a few rolled ankles before. It will be probably two weeks and he’ll be back before we go to Prince Edward Island,” said Baker. Coach Baker said overall he is more than happy with the final results of their pre-season tournament. “I couldn’t script it up any better – we got a good lesson learned Friday night, came out and competed on Saturday and then today to gut one out, three games in three days.” The men have five more games left in the pre-season, including the University of Prince Edward Island Mickey Place Tournament and a tournament in Montreal.
The Varsity Reds women’s basketball team only took home one win in the Helen Campbell pre-season tournament this weekend. Their first two games resulted in a 61-45 loss to Dalhousie, followed by a 98-40 loss to Regina. It was their third game where they won 83-79 against the Laval Rouge et Or in overtime. “Obviously today was – pardon the cliché – definitely a character win,” said V-Reds head coach Jeff Speedy. “We fell down a lot, we were in foul trouble, we were a little wounded from yesterday, and I was very pleased with what happened today.” With six fouls in the first quarter alone, UNB was in foul trouble early in the game. Fouls weren’t the only source of trouble for the V-Reds. Leading 2417 in the first quarter, they trailed for the next two quarters 39-38 and 56-51. Speedy said being unable to rebound and the amount of fouls on the defensive end could have lost them the game. “Some of the starters were sitting on the bench in foul trouble. “ Rebounding is another issue they will address in practice. “We got out-rebounded every game this weekend and that can’t happen,” he said. “If I can wave a magic wand and
we could do all the little things right on defence, and win the rebounding war, I’d be quite happy.” In the fourth quarter the V-Reds came back to tie Laval in the last few seconds with two foul shots scored by Claire Colborne. Colborne missed four foul shots before going up to shoot the final two of the fourth quarter. “[Claire] was really disappointed and upset to foul out and miss the end of the game,” said Speedy. “But I grabbed her and said ‘if you don’t make those two foul shots, we don’t even have an overtime.’ ” Tied at 70 at the end of regulation, they went to overtime. They were able to take their only victory of the weekend against Laval, 83-79 at the end of overtime. “I think we’ve learned that toughness, defence and rebounding are going to win us the game,” said Colborne. “And we came out today – played strong and played tough – and we got the victory.” The V-Reds have seven more games in the pre-season. They play the University of Alberta tournament and Don Grant Classic in Moncton. “I don’t want to have an Atlantic University Sport league game tomorrow; I want us to get a little bit better first,” said Speedy. “I’m happy with the progress we’ve made this weekend, but anxious for our six or seven other preseason games to try and get better.”
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The game helped her become who she is today Arun Budhathoki The Brunswickan
Have your cake, and eat it too Lee Thomas Arts Editor “Alcohol is unhealthy.” “White bread is unhealthy.” “Skipping a workout is unhealthy.” There is a 100 per cent chance that you’ve heard, and believed, some variation of the above statements. I’m here to tell you why you’re wrong – or, at least, not entirely right. First, an issue of semantics: there are two words, “healthy” and “healthful,” whose meanings are slightly different. “Healthful” is a property, like “nutritious” or “full of Omega-3s.” “Healthy,” on the other hand, is a state of being, like “happy” or “alive.” In contemporary English, we tend to use “healthy” almost exclusively, but this can end up being a big problem – and not just grammatically. It’s true that downing three-dollar doubles at the Twenty/20 and eating spicy fries at Chez Riz are not healthful. They are not, as far as foods go, the best for your body. It would be much more healthful to eat kale, run 10 kilometres and go to sleep at 8 p.m. However, that’s not necessarily healthy. Our society tends to venerate people who prioritize healthfulness over everything else – a person who never eats dessert, even when it’s the one day of the month that McConnell has cookie dough ice cream, is seen as enviably strong-willed. It can be easy to fall into the trap of self-righteous eating and dedicated-
turned-obsessive exercise, especially when people are applauding your “healthiness.” The problem arises when your focus on health becomes an obstacle to other things in life and it stops making you happy. If you eat every vitamin your body requires, but are absolutely terrified of eating a piece of cake, that’s not healthy. If your 5 a.m. workouts require an 8 p.m. bedtime, so strict that you’re missing your best friend’s birthday dinner, that’s not healthy. If full-fat cheese is your favorite thing in the world, but you vowed not to eat it and now you’re miserable every time you see pizza, that’s not healthy. It’s important to remember health is not solely physical. You can eat the healthiest foods and exercise religiously, but to do so at the expense of movie marathons, residence socials, pub tours, awards banquet dinners, sleeping in until noon, Cellar dates and delicious drunk Chez Riz shawarmas – essentially, everything that makes life fun – is not being healthy. Of course, a life solely filled with vodka, pizza and staying up until 3 a.m. isn’t necessarily healthy either. Moderation is key. As nutritionist Ellen MacIntosh says, use the 80/20 rule. So, 80 percent of the time, eat the carrots. The other 20 percent of the time, please, for the sake of your health, eat that cake.
Volleyball is not just a game for frontcourt specialist Lauren Joyce. It helped her grow as a person and has given her strength and opportunities to deal with communication and life-skill problems. “I came to UNB because people are more passionate about it here than in England,” said Joyce. “I also got both academic and sports scholarships so it was a starting point for me.” Joyce’s international exposure, high-quality training background and quality experience gives additional strength to the UNB team. Growing up in Hayward’s Heath, England, Joyce started to play volleyball on her school team when she was 11. Joyce was first scouted three years later for England national junior team. “My international experience through the England team has given me confidence to perceive volleyball in higher level,” said Joyce. “It also gave me the opportunity to come Canada in scholarships.” While playing for the England
Junior squad, she moved to the UK National Volleyball Academy when she was 16, and trained full time twice a day. UNB coach Jilliane Goulet knew her through the GB program and had a mutual link through Paige Nelmes, who also plays for V-Reds volleyball team, and was quick to recruit Joyce. She also got scouted for South of England and England squad, and played international volleyball in Europe. Joyce was part of Ashcombe club, which won the 2012 U18 Cup that won by five sets. She gained her first cap for the England senior team at the Novotel Cup in Luxembourg this year. Having played for two club teams — mainly for Swiss Cottage volleyball club in top division league before coming to UNB — Joyce plans to combine her degree in kinesiology with a career in volleyball in future. “It’s possible that I make career out of it but academics is equally important for me,’’ said Joyce. She plans to study physiotherapy for graduate studies. “The current team is well-balanced, has wonderful people and it is good
Joyce is a first-year on the women’s volleyball team Submitted / The Brunswickan because of effective leadership. I think our teams has the potential to go to finals,” she said. “It’s a great opportunity to play across the Atlantic, so go for it.’’
THE WEEKEND RECAP Hockey (pre-season) Lost – 5-0 at Colorado College
Women – Lost 2-1 against Cape Breton Won 2-0 against Mount Allison Men –
Lost 4-3 against Cape Breton Won 2-1 agains Mount Allison
(Helen Campbell Eric Garland tournament, pre-season) Women – Lost 61-45 against Dalhousie Lost 98-40 against Regina Cross-Country Won 83-79 against Laval UNB women finished top 3 with 91pts. Sarah Myatt finished 9th for women Men – Lost 88-71 against Ottawa Won 82-65 against StFX Men finished top four Won 85-80 against Lavl James Murphy finished 14th for men
What was the worst injury in the history of sports?
THEY KNOW WHAT’S UP
Bronté James Sports Editor
Darryl Boyce “nose” what it’s like to take an injury. In his game against Carolina he took a hit and landed face first into one of the camera-slots in the corner of the rink. His nose got caught and was hanging on by a thin piece of skin – not a pleasant sight. Needless to say, that image will be stuck with me … unfortunately.
Lee Thomas Arts Editor
Clint Malarchuk in 1989. A bunch of hockey players falling all over the ice, and he got kicked in the throat with a skate and severed his jugular. The team’s trainer pinched the vein, saving his life, but it’s a gory scene. I saw a video clip of it when I was nine, and it’s 100% the reason why I’m not an NHL superstar right now.
Andrew Martel Business Manager
It was only a few months ago, but during the NCAA Elite Eight game - Duke vs. Louisville - Kevin Ware landed awkwardly after taking a shot, and his tibia pretty much snapped in half. As he lay on the sideline, with his leg pointing in two directions, he kept saying, “I’m fine. Just win the game!”
Peter Ryan Sports Writer
The worst sports injury has to be Marcus Lattimore - Tailback from the University of South Carolina - projected to be a high pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. After suffering a brutal broken leg against Tennessee, he missed the rest of the 2012 season. Rhe kid was going places is what makes this injury the worst, but its also gruesome.
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One step at a time|the motivation factor Scott Hems The Brunswickan I’ve always thought the quality of victory was measured by the adversity you overcome. I sincerely mean that and you should tell yourself that; you will sleep at night knowing things will be worth it during hard times. But that always meant I had to find ways to stay motivated when I set major goals. Change is easy. Not changing back is where the challenge is. How do you stay inspired? It’s hard when you get tired or busy and it’s harder when some days are worse than others - especially in university. But as I often say, “I’ve been there, and take it one step at a time.” Understand that you are always going to change. Some days I run to the beat of Alexisonfire, some days “Call Me Maybe.” The bottom line is, whatever the hell works that day, stick with it. Working out preparing to fight Ivan Drago or Mr. T while cranking “Eye of the Tiger” is badass, no questions asked. But I’m thankful for more in my life than Stallone. I would have never accomplished what I did without the rest. In my case, I was always alone and depressed. I had to find motivation in unlikely places. Of course the Rocky series, and movies like Karate Kid or Rudy gave me a sense of hope, but
it wasn’t enough to feel like I wasn’t pathetic. As much as I wished I had one person who was always there for me, I didn’t. I thought I found love a few times, but a broken heart is a solid way to give up on life. So many times, one step forward felt like 10 steps back. No one wants that, and no one deserves that. At different times I turned to friends, family, movies, music, love interests, religion, athletes or stories to feel inspired. Sometimes it worked, sometimes not. Losing weight is supposed to be hard. That’s what makes it so amazing when you do it. If it were easy everyone would do it. Find courage and support in the little things, but most importantly, in yourself. The world is full of this, and it’s amazing. You have the power and just reading this proves it. The will to succeed is deep in your heart. Learn to believe. Trust me, it’s beautiful. Don’t be mad you only made it 100 feet today, it’s 100 more than most people on the couch who irrationally laugh at your for what they can’t do.
If you need to watch Herb Brooks speech in “Miracle,” or the death-crawl scene of “facing the giants,” do so and take the important message from it. But above all never, ever give up. It’s easy to quit, but you know what’s even easier? Smiling at the end of an accomplishment knowing no one can ever take it away from you.
“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” - Winston Churchill
Forty-five years of Ironmen brotherhood Bronté James Sports Editor It’s more than a sport; rugby is seen as a way of life, a culture, a lifelong friendship. “It’s just like a brotherhood,” said fourth year prop Sam Murray. “You can really move anywhere and not know anybody, but if you join a rugby club you’ve automatically made 15 new best friends.” It was in 1968 the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Ironmen had their first match, and they haven’t slowed down. They have more than 20 Maritime Championships – holding the club record in the Maritimes – and are hoping to take their 21st this season. Two members of the Ironmen are anticipating a strong championship game, but are looking forward to the Ironmen reunion first. Alex Stewart, social representative for the team, and club president and backfield Jordan Doiron are helping in organizing and running the Ironmen’s 45th reunion. “By bringing in members of the alumni it’s a chance to show off [who we] have for players, what we need as a team, and collect money for bus trips and staying overnight for games,” said Stewart. “It’s [also] just basically a gathering of all the old guys to kinda get together and enjoy the old times,” added Doiron. More than 100 alumni have already registered to attend the reunion. Ironmen alumni will be making their way from all parts of the world, including Western Canada, Japan and Australia. “[There are people]really all over the world coming back to Fredericton for this big party,” said Murray.
The ironmen are celebrating their forty-fifth reunion this weekend Submitted The reunion will include a golf Doiron. tournament and a meet and greet at “It’s a much better atmosphere than the Crowne Plaza Hotel for Ironmen most other schools.” new and old to reminisce on old times. In the last four years the Ironmen Saturday is when the action begins: have taken two A-side Maritime ChamThree rugby games – two against Bish- pionships, B-side took a Maritime ops University for A-side and B-side, final, an east-coast championship, and and one for alumni – followed by a ban- in 2011 travelled to McGill University quet in the Student Union Building. where the B-side brought home the “There’s an old-guys game just who- Eastern Canadian Championship. ever wants to play is going to come out They have also gone to three chamand have a good time,” said Doiron. pionship finals, and are hoping to add Rugby is a sport known for its life- a fourth to their resume. long friendships, and the reunion is one Doiron, Stewart and Murray said part of it. Many see rugby teams as a rugby is the only sport where you can brotherhood. go out, get in a full-on brawl, and “go “It’s just part of the culture,” said have a drink with them afterwards and Stewart. be best friends.” “It’s the only sport where you can “And it happens quite often,” joked go out, play a game against someone, Murray. get in a full-on brawl, and go have a The Ironmen are a strong squad, drink with them afterwards and be with many wins under their belt. best friends.” Players on the 2013 roster are looking Doiron, only in his second year with forward to seeing Ironmen from rosters the team, played four years with the over the past 45 years. University of Prince Edward Island “We have a history of excellence,” Panthers rugby team. said Stewart. He says he the community at UNB “We’re the club team that owns the and within the Ironmen is tight-knit. record for the most maritime cham“Coming from a different university, pionships, and we practice hard and play the community is a lot tighter, everyone hard, and it’s nice to know that we have is out there to have a good time,” said a large support group.”
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