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Volume 145 · Issue 16 • January 11, 2012

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Pro-life society ratified after two months of debate

Amanda Magee, president of UNB Students for Life, addresses the council table with her supporters behind her. Andrew Meade / The Brunswickan Hilary Paige Smith News Editor After more than two months of debate around the council table, the UNB Students for Life have been officially ratified as a student club. The decision was made on Sunday night before a crowded room of councillors and pro-life supporters. Two councillors abstained, with five in opposition. The UNB Students for Life was first proposed as a campus club on Nov. 6 during the routine ratification and recognition of clubs and societies. The proposal caused a stir around the table, with many councillors requesting further information to find out the group’s motivations. The discussion was tabled until the next meeting, where still no decision was reached. It wasn’t until the Dec. 4 meeting

of council the group was actually rejected on the basis of insufficient information. A manda Magee, president of UNB Students for Life, said she was disappointed with the way council handled the club. “I have emails stating that we did have the information in to them on time before the council meeting, but they were just not presented to council as evidence in this,” she said. Magee also said she was not formally contacted by the student union to say their club status was denied after the December meeting. She learned about it after reading the Brunswickan. There was not much debate on the motion to recognize the group on Sunday. One member of the prolife group spoke out of turn - and was later given speaking rights - and asked why the group was being rec-

ognized and not ratified. According to UNBSU by-laws, political and religious groups are to be recognized, not ratified. The group deems themselves “special interest.” Andrew Martel, vice-president of finance and operations, apologized to the group, saying he had mistakenly listed them as a group for recognition. The decision to ratify the group, thereby granting them funding from council, was not met with much debate. Prior to the voting, councillors did have some questions for the group. Women’s liaison and arts representative Megan Glenwright, who opposed the group, questioned what they were planning to do for events. Magee said they hope to have an open debate on campus on abortion. She also said they hope to have information booths on campus, but will not be seeking women out directly.

The group is associated with the National Campus Life Network, a national organization of pro-life minded students. Magee said the group is not associated with protestors who harass women outside of the Morgentaler Clinic downtown - the only clinic that performs abortions in New Brunswick. Magee said the group will also refer women to post-abortion counselling services like Birthright and the Women’s Care Centre. A rts representative Cody Jack asked if the group would consider referring women to Counselling Services on campus, which “lacks a political veil” on the abortion issue. Magee said they would be happy to also refer women there. Glenwright also asked the group what their reaction would be to someone who is pro-choice. “We are very open and welcoming

people. We are always open to people coming in and getting information,” Magee responded. UNBSU president Jordan Thompson said he thinks the student body will have mixed feelings about the ratification. “There are students who agree with the mandate of the group and those that do not. It is a very contentious issue. However, ratifying this society does not mean that the Student Union supports the mandate or mission of the society,” he said. Members of the National Campus Life Network have stirred up controversy in recent years with on-campus protests. In 2010, a group of students affiliated with Carleton LifeLink, a Campus Life Network group, were arrested after a protest on their campus quad where they displayed photos of bloody fetuses.


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“Toying with the term ‘pre-hab,’ “professor says

Heather Uhl Staff Reporter

Stacey Reading likes the term “pre-hab” when it comes to Take H.E.A.R.T. Andrew Meade / The Brunswickan

The Take Healthy Eating Active Recreation Today (H.E.A.R.T.) Program will be hosting two classes this coming year, thanks to a provincial grant. The classes, one in English and the other in French, promote changes in lifestyles through activity and healthy eating for adults. Anyone 19 years or older who isn’t all that active, is welcome to take part. The provincial grant was $100,000 and allows for more participants in the program. “I’m toying with the term of ‘prehab’,” Stacey Reading, an assistant professor in the Kinesiology faculty explains about the program. “We’ve heard of the term ‘re-hab’ – rehabilitation programming - where you get injured, you go to a physiotherapist to rehabilitate you from your injury.” “This program is almost like a pre-habilitation. In other words, what we’re trying to do is get people to change their lifestyle so they can actually prevent the onset of serious chronic disease.” As people get older, Reading said, they tend to change their lifestyles to be less active and while they may not be sick yet, they are on the path to sickness. There’s no treatment for someone who isn’t sick yet - which is where Take H.E.A.R.T comes in. The difference between the Take H.E.A.R.T. and other dietary or exercise programs is a professional staff of all certified exercise professionals, registered dietitians and personal trainers. Some of these professionals are former UNB students, and many are graduates of the K inesiology faculty. The classes, running three times a week, also have an hour dedicated to education about nutrition and healthy

eating run by a dietician. “The whole premise of the program is to help people learn and understand what they need to do to safely become physically active, but also learn what things they need to do,” Reading said. “It’s a common misconception that to get healthy, you got to get out there and run miles and hit the pavement at 6 a.m. and be dedicated. Or the typical fitness mantra, ‘no pain, no gain,’” which is for marathon training, Reading said, not simply a mantra for healthy living. “If you just want to be healthy, then it’s about recognizing all the things you can do in your everyday life that get you up and get you moving. And as long as you’re moving, you’re physically active, you don’t have to turn yourself into a sweating, slathery mess to be healthy.” Take H.E.A.R.T. only runs out of Fredericton currently, though Reading says a future goal would be to have the program running in communities all across New Brunswick. The program only requires an open space for the group. Partners of the program included the City of Fredericton and Horizon Health Network. Classes officially begin on Jan. 9 but registration continues until Jan. 20 on a first-come, first-serve basis. The classes require participants to have their blood pressure checked prior to. The program costs $160 ($150 for UREC members). “You just have to be in motion. The mantra to that is ‘move your mass.’” Reading says, “as long as you can and as often as you can, everyday, move your mass. That’s the kind of thing we’re trying to do.” For more information see, http:// www.unb.ca/fredericton/urec/fitness/fitnessassessments/takeheart. html.


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Occupying the mind

Occupy Fredericton participants discuss their next moves now that they’ve been evicted from City Hall.

Dane Hartt says the dismantling of the camp was “inevitable.” Damira Davletyarova / The Brunswickan Damira Davletyarova The Brunswickan To occupy people’s minds - not public places, is the next step of the movement, says Dana Hartt, an initiator of Occupy Fredericton. When Fredericton Mayor Brad Woodside ordered city workers to dismantle the Occupy camp at Phoenix Square at 5 a.m. last Tuesday, Dana Hartt was not surprised. He said he knew it would eventually happen. “It happened across North America. It was inevitable,” Hartt said. Yet camping in front of City Hall for two and half months was not in vain, Hartt said. It helped the group to draw public attention and support, which is essential for the movement to continue. “We’ve been establishing relationships with community, organizations and local businesses. We’ve been developing initiatives, sort of ideas that would improve the city,” Hartt said. “And this was all prep work for the official phase two of Occupy Fredericton.” As Hartt explains, phase two began when the camp was torn apart. According to the movement’s plan, it is time to realize the ideas that have been shared over the camping period. On the movement’s agenda: to fight inequality, help local businesses and expand eco-friendly values through different community activities and education. “We are not bound to a spot anymore. We are more occupying minds than occupying a little public square,” Hartt said. There are about 20 organizers that will still keep meeting twice a week to plan different community events, Hartt says. Now, they are negotiating with some local businesses, like Cedar Tree Cafe, to have a place where they can meet. There are, however, more challenges ahead, Hartt said. One of them is to keep the movement group together. For

example, the Occupy Fredericton camp had many university students, but the numbers quickly faded in the first two weeks. Whether it is due to schoolwork or cold weather, the organizer can only guess. Another issue that came up when they set up the camp in front of the City Hall, was public criticism and stereotypes. “This idea that we are a bunch of homeless people,” Hartt said, laughing. “As far as I know, we don’t have a single homeless person who is involved, not even one.” Various news outlets reported about Occupy participant Alex Davenport, who changed his address to the campsite, but Hartt said Davenport is still in his early twenties, and before he joined the camp he was living with his parents. Hartt was surprised to hear and read that some people thought the protestors were jobless hippies and were just wasting their time at the camp and encouraged the Mayor to take the site down. In reality, Hartt said, the Occupy support is diverse. It includes blue and whitecollar workers, students, local businesses, and organizations. Hartt, himself, a UNB grad and Eco-Fredericton coordinator, works all night as a patient attendant at the hospital. The job is not the easiest, as many of his patients are elderly people with neurological problems, and it pays minimum wage. “We juggle our jobs and our families, do other volunteer work, all on top of working a ridiculous number of hours for Occupy,” Hartt said. There was also speculation that Occupy Fredericton will take the case to the court, defending their right to keep the camp downtown. Even though the movement has two volunteer lawyers, who are ready to represent them in the court, the organizer said it will be a waste of their time. “Rather than to fight a mayor, we may

just decide to ignore it and go on, and do our own thing, get back to work, on our initiatives and discussion groups,” Hartt said. “Go back to the main focus, what we are here for, because his [Mayor Woodside] actions have been a distraction to us.” But most of the people who criticize the movement, in Hartt’s opinion, often have no sense of what’s going on in reality and what the activists stand for. The camp was a mere symbol, a call for a change and an invitation for the public to engage in local issues. Dismantling the camp is not the end of Occupy Fredericton, Hartt said. “It would seem like the end of us to the people who only see the camp, but there is actually a lot more going on with Occupy Fredericton,” Hartt said. Paul Howe, professor of political science at UNB, agrees that Occupy Fredericton had a great impact and stirred public debate. Now the professor questions if this movement can become more than just an event. “How can you, maybe, take some of that protest activity and enthusiasm, how can you translate it into more permanent organization or force?” Howe asked. As many supporters and critics have already suggested, Howe’s advice to the protestors is not to dismiss electoral process to bring the change they want. But the movement itself, Howe said, was effective. “If we only focused on party politics, and there was no social movement and protest activity, the parties would just operate in sort of vacuum, and they wouldn’t have a strong sense of what issues are important to people,” Howe said. “But at the end of the day, a lot of important decisions are made by politicians and our elected legislatures.”

Occupiers in full swing on the first day of protests in Fredericton. Andrew Meade / The Brunswickan


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Acadian Lines lockout still stranding students Alanah Duffy News Reporter More than a month into the Acadian Bus Lines strike, students in Fredericton are still left stranded. James McGrath, a fourth-year student at St. Thomas University, normally uses the bus on weekends to travel home to Knoxford, about an hour and a half north of Fredericton. Since the strike began on Dec. 2, McGrath has been relying on his parents for rides from Fredericton to Knoxford. “I don’t have a vehicle myself, which is why I took the bus in the first place. Now, it’s an inconvenience for my mom and dad to come and get me,” McGrath said, adding that his mother has had to take time off work to pick him up. The Acadian Bus Lines strike suspended all bus services in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Both the University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University offered chartered bus services for students left stranded by the strike. The services made stops in Moncton and Amherst, where Nova Scotia students were able to transfer onto Acadian Lines buses. The bus service offered by UNB operated on Dec. 20, and was only used by 15 people. Students who live in northern New Brunswick, like McGrath, were left to find alternative methods of transportation. “Overall, we’re pleased with how it went,” said Jordan Thompson, president of the UNB Student Union. “I haven’t heard any complaints or concerns about it.” Although STU offered a chartered bus back to the university, which ran on Jan. 8, UNB didn’t offer this to students.

Bus service suspended in NB and PEI. Andrew Meade / The Brunswickan Thompson said that the UNB student union is already looking ahead to offering a chartered bus service over the March break, should the strike still be going on. “Come March break, we’ll react to the situation as needed. It would be best if it never comes to that,” Thompson said. Glen Carr, president of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1229, which represents the 59 locked out Acadian workers, told the Brunswickan that negotiations with Acadian Lines have been dismal. “Right now, there aren’t any talks on the horizon. We tried on Jan. 3 [to negotiate] and the company flat-out refused,” Carr said. The main issues behind the strike are seniority and job security for the employees. Carr said he is not only negotiating for the employees, but for users of the bus service as well.

“We did it for the public. We did it for people to get back on the buses again, which is the most important thing in the union’s eyes,” Carr said. “The students, as well as the people of the Maritimes, deserve a bus service.” Carr said that a rally will be held in Fredericton once the Legislature resumes. He also urged anyone affected by the strike to write letters to Lisa Raitt, the federal Minister of Labour. “If somebody doesn’t step up now, then we’re going to lose our bus service,” Carr said. The strike occurred after 11 months of negotiations between the Amalgamated Transit Union and Acadian Bus Lines. On Jan 5., the CBC reported that Acadian Lines representatives said that there wasn’t enough change in the position of the union to resume negotiations.

Students, stop acting like you’re rich Alanah Duffy News Reporter Professor Eben Otuteye says the key to managing your finances is simple: spend less than you earn. But for students like Alyssa Shupe, that is easier said than done. “I usually only get three shifts a week,” Shupe said. She is a secondyear kinesiology student who works part-time at Canadian Tire. “Then I spend my student loan and have a credit card. I usually spend more than I actually earn, because I don’t earn a lot.” Shupe estimates that she earns around $400 every month. Combining that money with her student loan, she has to pay rent, car insurance, a cell phone bill, and cable and Internet. She also likes to factor in money for having fun. “I love to go out Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays,” Shupe said. “That’s a lot of money, and then I have all my necessities on top of that. It’s stressful.” Otuteye, a professor in the Faculty of Business who teaches a course in personal financial planning, said it is important for students to look at the big picture when it comes to their finances. “Stop acting rich. People have the impression that it is better to enjoy your life when you are younger than try to save money,” he said. “But, I hardly hear of anyone rejoicing about all the money they spent or wasted when they were younger.” In his course, Otuteye has students draft a financial plan and read and review a book on financial planning. He hopes that students will internalize the things learned in class and apply them to their lives. He also tries to get the students to think of finances in the same way they

think about education. “Think about the long-term. It might be hard now, but if you are able to endure it, it will pay off in the future,” Otuteye said. When working on their financial plans, Otuteye tells his students to organize their budgets into two categories: fixed expenses and extras. Fixed expenses include things like rent, bills, food, and tuition. “You know that you have to pay these things so that you can continue to live the next month,” Otuteye said. Shupe said that she sometimes has trouble coming up with her rent money because of other expenses that come up that she has to pay. “I always know that I have a month to get my rent money, and I’m always saying that it can wait and then go out with my friends,” Shupe said. By the time her rent comes due,

she usually becomes stressed and sometimes has to ask her parents for money. Last month, her cell phone broke and she had to pay $150 to get it fixed. Not having the extra money to fix this, Shupe had to use some of her student loan to pay for its repair. “I think I’m going to have to start planning in advance and not go out or shop as much, so that I have extra money for when things like that happen,” Shupe said. Otuteye said one of the most important parts of financial planning is attitude. Having the right mindset and prioritizing are what makes a person successful, he says. For students, it is important to be realistic. “You can’t be rich while you are a student, so there’s no point of trying to be,” Otuteye said. “Focus on education.”

Mo’ money, mo’ problems. Not so much. Andrew Meade / The Brunswickan


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More students are more engaged in the first couple years at UNB and aside from a small percentage of the student body, most become less engaged as time goes on. Sandy Chase / The Brunswickan ratified as a group on campus then state that too. When Lockheed Martin (defense To the Point and security company) tried to come Christopher to the career fair a few years ago, stu Cameron dents objected and Lockheed Martin backed out of the career fair. I believe that students either want Earlier this year I wrote about the this group on campus or would rather 2.6% of students that voted in UN- they not be on campus. Speak up. You (students) speak up when you BSU by-election and the lack of student interest in what is going on don’t believe the UNBSU isn’t reprewith campus. It doesn’t seem to have senting your wants and needs well to the government (getting tuition changed. This week our photographer went lowered or a freeze, for example), around to get viewpoint answers as but don’t speak up about anything he usually does, but this week after council is or is not doing. It’s so all over the place as to when asking more than 30 people he came students care about what happens on back with only four answers. The question concerned the ratifi- campus and as to when they engage cation of the UNB Students for Life themselves with things that affect them directly or the campus they are group by the UNBSU. Aside from the four responses on every day. Every council meeting or nearly all Andrew received, the other students he asked either didn’t want to touch have a story in the Brunswickan, (not the topic, had no opinion or didn’t to toot our own horn) which allows students to know what is going on in understand. I’m sorry, but as our front-page council and if they object to somestory this week states, the club was thing, we report on that to create a first proposed on Nov. 6. I expected dialogue between council and the that we would receive some feedback students it represents. I’ll say that the UNBSU is doing from students with one opinion or a good job in most regards this year, the other. Why not state your opinion? If but that being said they can always you don’t agree with the group be- improve, as can any governing body. ing ratified then say it. If you think The problem with this is that they they should’ve been ratified a while cannot improve without feedback. Similarly, I cannot improve my job ago or simply agree with them being

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Viewpoint.

Let everyone know what’s on your mind.

Lauren Keefe

Heather Moffat

“People have the right to associate if they don’t hurt other people.”

“A university is a supportive place for people to form organizations as long as it’s not hurting anyone.”

Daniel Steeves

Irka Pease-Drance

“I think its good that there’s diversity in clubs and people voice their opinions.”

“If they want to start a club, go for it. I won’t be joining it.”

What do you think about a pro-life group being made as an official campus club?

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The Love Hotel

Haley Ryan Arts Reporter

You take your partner’s hand and walk through the doors of the hotel, and up to the front desk. Behind the clerk’s head is a wall of mini TV screens; some are lit up to show you they’re available for use, some are dark. Occupied. You whisper together and point at a few that catch your interest. A waterfall room? No, not tonight. The one with huge teddy bears? Too cutesy. You settle on one with bumper cars, and laughingly head upstairs to use it for the allotted three hours. Although fantastical to most Maritimers, hotels like this one are extremely popular in Tokyo, where no room is exactly like another and you are free to explore whatever fantasy you desire. Nathalie Daoust, a professional photographer based in Montréal, travelled to Tokyo in 2001 after hearing about these places from multiple Japanese tourists she met while living in a New York City hotel for two years. That project, called “New York Hotel Story,” also focused on the themed rooms of the Carlton Arms Hotel, but apparently paled in comparison to the love hotels. “They’d come into the [New York] hotel and go ‘ah, this is normal,’” Daoust said during a phone interview. She decided to see Tokyo for herself, and after living there for some time in 2001, she moved onto other projects. Only in 2009 did she return and begin her photography series of the dominatrixes who work in these hotels. For four months, Daoust stayed at the Alpha In, one of the largest S&M hotels in the city and captured women in their element. A few photos in the show have been distorted by hand into 3D. The photography exhibit opens at Gallery Connexion this weekend, and yes, 3D glasses will be provided. Daoust said she

Photographer Nathalie Daoust opens her new exhibit on an S&M hotel in Tokyo at Gallery Connexion on Saturday. Nathalie Daust / Submitted wanted to achieve the most realistic effect with these images, so in a way viewers can imagine themselves in the dark and almost dungeon-like places. “I didn’t know anything about S&M and was very intrigued to see if my vision of what happens was accurate or not,” Daoust said. “It kind of evolved past just Japanese culture into ‘why do people do this, where do they go?’” Daoust said after being in the hotel for four months, there wasn’t much that surprised her. “Everything just becomes normal

after awhile,” she said. “It’s kind of a weird thing to get acclimatized to, but whatever I didn’t understand I eventually got used to.” She said one of the most interesting things she noticed about the dominatrixes and their clients was the divide between public and private behaviour. The lady would bow to the man she was meeting, lower than he did, which is appropriate for females, and walk behind him all the way to the hotel. She would be giggling and very feminine, Daoust said, but the moment the door to their private

Consuming Kids: A Cinema Politica review Lee Thomas The Brunswickan Sinister music. A heartbeat. The faded image of a sleeping infant, peaceful and oblivious. Interspersed with these, a quote: “The consumer embryo begins to develop during the first year of existence. Children begin their consumer journey in infancy, and they certainly deserve consideration as consumers at that time.” - James U. McNeal, pioneering youth marketer. In the documentary Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood, directors Adriana Barbaro and Jeremy Earp present the underside of the child advertising world. It is both eye-opening and, at times, absolutely horrifying. The 2008 film addresses many aspects of the youth marketing industry, and the audience hears from the perspectives of advertisers, activists, researchers, and health professionals, among others. These interviews are juxtaposed with painfully bright commercial clips, which lie in stark contrast to the bleak reality portrayed by the film. Though many people might think of advertising as an insignificant nuisance, it is in fact a multi-billion dollar industry with great stakes in the manipulation of consumer behaviour. With more than 52 million children under 12 in the USA, and 16 per cent of the population under 14 in Canada, advertisers have a huge incentive to appeal to this large and economically influential demographic. The tactics described and illustrated in the film are much more complex and subversive than one might expect. For instance, child psychologists employed by the marketing industry use their knowledge of cognitive function at certain stages of development to create ads that will be most appealing to their target age group. In trials at one company, children are put

room closed, everything flipped and the woman became very hard and controlling. Megan MacKay is the outreach coordinator for Gallery Connexion, and said she is excited to hear what the public’s reaction will be to the exhibit. There will be a round-table discussion about the show in February, held at the Charlotte Street Arts Center, where anyone can join in and talk about what the exhibit meant to them. Besides the interesting exploration of Japanese women in a role of power, when they are stereotypically seen as passive,

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Using dramatic accents in your wardrobe

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The documentary addresses the dangers of advtertising directed at children. VauVau / Flickr CC through MRI scans to determine which particular series of images will generate the most ideal stimulation in certain areas of the brain. At another, children’s blink frequency is monitored to see if the company’s commercials are, literally, “mesmerising” enough. “Is it ethical? I don’t know,” admitted Lucy Hughes, a youth advertising corporation representative with a too-large smile and nervous eyes. “Our job is to move products... (Kids) are tomorrow’s consumers. Build that relationship when they’re younger and you’ve got them as an adult.” In the U.S., advertising to children is virtually uncontrolled, thanks to deregulation laws passed by Congress during the Reagan administration. Fortunately, Canadian children are partially shielded from the onslaught by the Canadian Association of Broadcasters, which monitors marketing to

children by upholding the regulations set out in the Broadcast Code for Advertising to Children. However, despite our comparatively strict laws regarding child marketing, many of the numerous issues mentioned in the film ring equally true for Canadian children – for instance, the values of rampant consumerism, as anyone who visited a shopping mall last month can verify. In the U.S., kids’ purchasing influence – their effect on their parents’ spending– accounts for nearly $700 billion, equal to the GDP of the 115 poorest countries in the world. Nauseating statistics of this nature were plentiful and frequent in Consuming Kids. The film, the first of Cinema Politica Fredericton’s 2012 series, was shown at the Conserver House on Jan 6. Upcoming films will be shown weekly on Fridays at 7 p.m. until April.

MacKay pointed out that the photographs themselves are colourful and sensual. “It’s like when you see something really beautiful, that you would never see in New Brunswick, and it’s so unusual that you can’t look away,” MacKay said. “Let’s be real, they’re very sexy photos.” “Tokyo Hotel Story” will have its opening reception at Gallery Connexion this Saturday at 7 p.m. Admission is free for the reception, and anytime you want to check out the photos during their regular hours until early March.

With the holidays behind us, life might be a bit peaceful for the next little while. So, why not add some drama with pieces in your wardrobe? Statement pieces in fashion are accessories that stand out; they transform an otherwise plain vanilla outfit into something fabulous. They don’t need to be colourful – black feather accessories are hot on the runways now. Or, they can be loud, such as the peacock print that’s in vogue. When you don vivid pieces, make sure the rest of your outfit is structured, monotone, or somewhat boring. The reason is that with makeup, you don’t want parts of your outfit to compete. Statement pieces work only if you complement them well. For example, pairing a chunky leopardprint bracelet and gold earrings with a black top would be stunning, but not if the top is colourful or steals attention away from the accessories. Otherwise, it will look like a mess and people wouldn’t know where to look to find you – the outfit then wears you. Statement pieces are handy when you have only one outfit but you need to attend several functions with it. A monochromatic dress or a suit can be altered with a chunky

belt and long, playful earrings. Accessories can take the tone down from serious to approachable. This is one way to change your interview outfit into a night out afterwards. Feel free to clash textures as well – this is counterintuitive, but the outfit will give off a different vibe. A fancy, strapless dress can be worn with a plastic, thick belt to create a fun look. A leather belt would make the dress equally fancy, and a metallic one would make it casual. It is important to be mindful of any statement piece you have around your face – necklace, earrings, or hair accessories – when you apply cosmetics. Your face can have whatever look you want with makeup, but this works only if the accessories surrounding it are subtle. Conversely, dramatic pieces around the face are emphasized when the face does not compete with them; for instance, a vibrant neck scarf or bold necklace would work with neutral notes on the face. Statement accessories around the face are also handy when you don’t have time to apply makeup. Before you leave home, make sure you step in front of a full-length mirror in different areas of the room because the lighting might be different. Only then can you see the impact of your style, and how one little thing can change your whole look.

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Hey writers, Munsch on this!

The truth about faking it The New Position Sarah Vannier Have you ever pretended to have an orgasm? If so, you’re not alone. Cha rlene Mueh len ha rd a nd Sheena Shippee, researchers at the University of Kansas, asked college students if they had ever pretended to have an orgasm. They found that a quarter of the men and half of the women had faked an orgasm at least once in their life. Does that sound like a lot of people? You probably aren’t surprised to hear that women can, and do, fake orgasms, but you might wonder how guys get away with being so sneaky. Men who fake often say they do things like pretending to ejaculate into a condom, or into their hand, and then running off to the bathroom to get rid of the evidence. Beyond a little sleight of hand, both men and women have all sorts of tricks up their sleeves. Muehlenhard and Shippee also asked the students in their sample exactly how they faked orgasm. The most common answers were that they acted as if they were having an orgasm (e.g., breathing heavier, moving faster, or grabbing partner), moaned louder, or told their partner they were about to have an orgasm. Women are more likely to take the breathing heavier and moaning

louder approach (oh, porn… what can’t you teach us?). Interestingly, a group of men reported that they just stopped having sex with their partner, and their partner assumed they had come. So, why do people fake? According Muehlenhard and Shippee the most common reason someone fakes is because they think that having an orgasm just isn’t going to happen. This might be because they’ve had too much to drink, because they don’t usually get off during that specific sexual activity, or because they didn’t think their partner would be able to get them off. Other common reasons include feeling tired or wanting to sleep, losing interest, thinking that their partner wouldn’t want to stop until they had an orgasm, not wanting to hurt a partner’s feelings, or making a partner feel good. The interesting thing about all of these reasons is that the boil down to one basic idea. We have a bad habit of thinking that good sex equals orgasm and that a good sex partner should be able to make you come. However, sex can still feel great when it doesn’t end with an orgasm, and things that have nothing to do with a partner’s skill can get in the way of having an orgasm (e.g., being tired, stressed, drunk, distracted, etc.). Why is faking not the best idea? Well, for one thing, whenever you pretend to have an orgasm you’re shutting down honest communication with your partner. And even

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worse, you could be reinforcing behaviour that you don’t actually like. You might be thinking, “what the hell are they doing down there? I better fake an orgasm to get this over with,” but the message your partner gets is “wow, my partner really loved it when I did that. I should do that more often.” Talk about a recipe for sexual disaster. Want to make sure your partner isn’t faking? Remember that sexual activity feels good even when it doesn’t lead to orgasm, and make sure you aren’t putting pressure on your partner to come. Don’t get me wrong, orgasms are great, and we all appreciate a partner who wants to figure out how to make you feel good, but be comfortable with the fact that sometimes your partner won’t have an orgasm (of course, if it never happens, then have a conversation with your partner about how the two of you can make it more likely for he or she to come). What can you do if you’re faking? First, remember that people often fake orgasms because they don’t want their partner to feel bad, and they don’t feel comfortable telling their partner that an orgasm is just not in the cards. Phooey on this! If you have a history of faking, practice saying things like “that feels good, but I’m just not going to come today.” When you don’t feel pressure to perform a certain way it’s much easier to enjoy sex, and ironically you’re probably more likely to have a real orgasm.

Madelon Kirov The Concordian (Concordia University) MONTREAL (CUP) — Yes, it can be frustrating, difficult, and extremely exhausting to cultivate a wonderful piece of writing. But despite the obstacles of writer’s block and trying to find widespread success, well-known author Robert Munsch encourages young writers to keep working at it — as he continues to do so himself. “I have over 200 unpublished stories that I am working on,” the eccentric and beloved author told The Concordian in an interview, as he shared details about his life in storytelling and offered young writers advice on the art of writing. Many have grown up reading Munsch’s short stories as children. Munsch, 66, is an American-born, now Canadian author who currently lives in the city of Guelph, Ont. A member of the Order of Canada since 1999, he has published over 47 children’s books, including The Paperbag Princess and Love You Forever, that have sold more than 18 million copies across North America. As an elementary student, Munsch almost failed Grades 1 to 5. In fact, he claims to have never learned how to spell properly and graduated from Grade 8 still counting on his fingers to do simple addition. He was generally “not a resounding academic success,” in his words. He began writing poetry in elementary school, which sparked his interest in literature. In high school, he did not get along with anybody and after seven years of studying to be a Jesuit priest, he decided that it was not his calling. On the topic of postsecondary education, Munsch said, “I liked university better than any other schooling. I think it was because I was interested in what I was learning and had finally taken responsibility for my education.” Every successful writer begins small. Munsch recalls how difficult it was to get

published. “I never have had an agent and I sent stories to nine different publishers before one said yes,” he said. In 2008, Munsch suffered a stroke that affected his speech, though over the years, he has slowly recovered and can now do public readings again. His writing career has, however, been put on hold until a full recovery. When asked what he believes is a writer’s greatest enemy, Munsch answered, “Trying to find an agent or publisher!” He added that the most important skill needed as a writer is perseverance and a willingness to accept criticism. But before getting to that point, writers need to start at square one. To write successfully, Munsch said to “write about something you love, something you feel strongly about or something you know about.” This makes all the difference in the delivery of the piece; the higher the interest level of the writer, the more effort, care, and love is put into the writing. When it comes to writer’s block, Munsch explained he makes up random unrelated stories on the spot from which more ideas expand, and often ends up finding inspiration in the original material. For those interested in children’s literature, Munsch shared some more of his insight on this specific target audience. “Kids are so new. They’re so openended. I can look at a kid and wonder what they’ll be,” he said. “The job of children is to be professionally appealing to adults. That’s how they get what they need.” Finally, when it comes to improving and maintaining a budding writer’s skills, Munsch provided wise and valuable feedback. “Keep on writing. Write a diary, write short stories. You don’t learn to swim by reading about it and you don’t learn to write that way either. If you want to learn how to write, write a lot and you will get better at it.”

Auntie Wendy’s spicy winter nuts The Garlic Press with Alex Kress

My Auntie Wendy has been cooking these festive nuts with a kick back home in Edmonton for years. My mom makes the recipe almost every Christmas and the nuts are always gone before the holidays are over. I’ve found myself craving them since Christmas and was happy to learn how easy they are to make. I’m a big fan of spicy food, but even for those who aren’t, these nuts only carry a small bite and you can tweak the cayenne pepper dosage to your desired hotness. These nuts aren’t exclusive to the holiday season, though, which is why I’m suggesting you make them for a January dinner party or even for a tasty snack to have around just because. They’re very filling, so you don’t need to eat a million of them (nuts provide “good” fat, but only in small doses, and keep in mind they are baked in a bit of butter), and they’re unique in taste. Give it a try!

Ingredients: 1 cup whole, unblanched almonds 1 cup pecans 1 cup cashews 1/8 tablespoon cayenne pepper (or to taste) 3 tablespoons butter, melted (or less, if desired) 3 tablespoons soy sauce

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The Recipe: Use one tablespoon of melted butter per cup of nuts or a little less; they just need to be coated. Bake at 325 degrees F on a baking sheet for 20 minutes stirring the nuts around occasionally to ensure evenness, but test them at the end of baking to make sure they’re baked through. After baking, add one tablespoon of soy sauce per cup of nuts and stir well. Add cayenne pepper to taste and let dry. Yum yum, spicy!


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Klarka Weinwurm takes on The Capital this Saturday. Submitted Haley Ryan Arts Reporter A cold breeze winds along the narrow road of the fishing village. Ice cracks in the shallow water close to shore, sea gulls picking at the belly-up shells of crabs. From the windows of an aged yellow building, the strains of a guitar float over the road and across the bay. The Old Confidence Lodge in Riverport, on the South shore of Nova Scotia, is a little out of the way - which is exactly why some musicians are drawn to its studio and performance space. Last February, Klarka Weinwurm added her name to the list of artists like Matt Mays, Hey Rosetta! and Chad VanGaalen who’ve worked with the Lodge’s producer, Diego Medina. Her husband and fellow bandmate, Jon McKiel, was the first to record in the studio after the couple had come to Riverport to help their friend Medina turn the old music hall into a modern business. “It’s really good to work with

friends,” Weinwurm said about working on her new album, Continental Drag. “You’re not worrying about hurting anyone’s feelings because it can get stressful, and I just know he does good stuff.” It was natural for Weinwurm to record close to home as well, since the studio is only a short ferry-ride across the LaHave River from the local bakery where she works. Although guitar and vocals are her main instruments, Weinwurm has been learning the drums which she says are the most fun to play. The title song of the album was actually written as a joke one day when Weinwurm was fooling around behind the drum kit. “I was pissed off about most of my friends and family for being so far away. I’ve often wished I could pull parts of the country together at once,” Weinwurm said, who grew up in Ontario. “I came up with how living so far away is really a ‘continental drag,’ and the lyrics are about liking to sing and

not caring if anyone likes it.” With the new album, which she recorded with a full group of musicians behind her, Weinwurm created a rockier sound than her earlier EP, which was folky and consisted of just Weinwurm and her guitar. Her mini-East-Coast tour, including The Capital here in Fredericton on Jan.14, will be a preview of all-new material from Continental Drag which comes out in May of this year. Her husband McKiel will accompany her on drums, with Mark Fiendel on bass, with the duo opening for Weinwurm with their own separate band. Weinwurm said she’s looking forward to touring with the guys, and doesn’t find it hard to get along with McKiel even during the long and tiring days on the road. “It’s nice to step away from the stresses of everyday life,” she said, “and it changes our relationship.” Catch Weinwurm at 10:30 p.m. this Saturday at The Capital to hear her new material. Cover is $5.

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Barrie, Ontario’s For the Birds plays The Capital this Thursday. Submitted

For the Birds at The Capital Jan. 12 They’ve both been making a name for themselves in the independent music industry and are playing sold-out shows from Barrie to Halifax. “Live performances are exactly why were on the road.We live for them.” They encourage people to come up on the stage with them, dance, and enjoy the music. For the Birds have a busy next few months as they plan to go back to recording as soon as the tour is done. They expect to have new material out in March.

Comedy Night at The Cellar Jan. 17 This Tuesday coming up,The Cellar Pub will have its first Open Mic Night. This first Open Mic at The Cellar will see how many students want to try their hand at stand-up, and a few of the more seasoned comedians who perform weekly at the Wilser’s Room will be around to offer advice. Newcomers will be given five minutes of stage time, so no need to worry about filling up a lot of time. Head down to The Cellar Tuesday, Jan.17 at 7 p.m. if you’d like to sign up for a spot, and the show starts at 8 p.m.


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Late goal pushes men’s hockey to 2-0 in 2012

Christopher Cameron Editor-in-Chief When you need a goal late in a tied hockey game, most teams generally look to their veterans to step up. That is exactly what happened for the UNB Varsity Reds men’s hockey team. With 1:09 remaining in the third period of Saturday’s game against SMU, Kyle Wharton of the Huskies took a tripping penalty to put UNB on the powerplay for the sixth time in the game. This would lead to, with only 19 seconds remaining in the third period, a perfect slap-pass from Jonathan Harty to Kyle Bailey, which was redirected in the back of the net to give the Varsity Reds the lead and a 3-2 victory. “Bails is great with communication and always gets open,” Harty said. “I seemed to find him there on the powerplay and he was just right there, clear as day to me and I saw him open.” Not only was the goal huge in giving UNB the win, but it was also their first powerplay goal of the weekend after they went 0-3 Friday night in their 5-2 win over StFX and 1-6 on Saturday night against SMU. “It’s something you can’t get too, too worried about,” Harty said. “We are getting our scoring chances and getting rebounds. I think we have loosened the grip on our sticks a little bit and things are starting to come.” Although UNB came out with the win, SMU was the first to score 5:59 into the game with Matt Tipoff finding the back of the goal shorthanded to put the Huskies up 1-0. The Varsity Reds would not answer back until midway through the second period as Thomas Nesbitt scored his third goal of the weekend putting UNB back on even ground. Matt Fillier would take a hooking penalty early in the third frame, which SMU capitalized on as Cory Tanaka broke down the right side of the ice beating Dan LaCosta blockerside, giving them a 2-1 lead. Harty would score the game-tying goal at 10:58 from the hashmarks

Varsity Red Tyler Carroll breaks through StFX’s defensive line to try and shovel the puck into the back of the net. Andrew Meade / The Brunswickan with a slapshot over Neil Conway’s left,” Stienburg said. “I question that Davis taking up a backup role. Tak“It’s all been an adjustment for glove hand, setting the stage for call. A hooking call in a pack of guys ing on a more significant role, La- me, getting used to the school UNB’s late game-winning goal. like that and then that was the end Costa believes it will benefit him as and I didn’t play hockey last year,” The win pushes UNB’s first place of the game.” the team continues to look forward. LaCosta said. “From November to lead to four points, while SMU drops “Am I sick of losing here? Yea I “I like to be active and like any almost July I didn’t even put my gear back to fourth in the AUS between am, but they’ve got a hell of a hockey other goalie it’s a lot easier to get in a on so the first half was a big transiAcadia and UdeM. team. They should win every game rhythm and feel confident when you tion for me and I’m getting more Saint Mary’s head coach Trevor they play. We gave a gallant effort play a few games in a row,” he said. comfortable with the way they (team, Stienburg says this game was a “huge but it wasn’t enough.” After playing half the year with defence specifically) play and hopemissed opportunity” for his club. LaCosta picked up both victories UNB, he is finally getting comfort- fully we can keep building on it.” “And I thought the referee was for UNB as Travis Fullerton is cur- able with school and the team on unbelievable with that much time rently out of the lineup with Matt the ice.

the panel voice your opinion

What did you think about the Canada-Russia Game?

K. Bryannah James

Christopher Cameron

Josh Fleck

I think we’ve become accustomed to our Canadaian World Junior team having people like Eberle, Toews, Crosby, Tavares, Schenn, and Hall on the roster because, well, Canada produces amazing hockey players. But this year, even though there was a good talent range, it didn’t have the same depth as previous years against Russia. However, this team saw redemption when they took their crushing defeat to a nail-biting-heartwrenching one goal away loss.

It’s unfortunate that we (Canada) came out on the losing end, but I think that the biggest problem is the bullshit marketing around this tournament. “Pressure is power?” I mean common. Why don’t we just set ourselves up for disappointment from the beginning. We watch ads leading up to and during every television break showing these young-adults as men that are unbeatable. As much as the game disappointed me, I’m more disappointed in the things done by companies to put pressure on these kids.

Canada dug themselves into a hole against the Russians. Their undisciplined play and not being able to capitalize on their opportunities were all factors in the demise of their hopes for gold.

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Heather Uhl Sports Writer

When it comes to the Canada vs. Russia in the 2012 World Juniors, I’m pretty sure our team was replaced with aliens for the first two periods. This year wasn’t like finals last year where Russia deserved their win, where the Russia outcompeted and outperformed Canada; the game this year was just painful to watch and the team I know and love was way off their game. It broke my heart to watch that game.


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You ruined my Disney moment! A reflection of the Canada-Russia game Josh Fleck An Opinion Ok, so it happened again. Another World Junior Tournament and another “disappointing,” finish. This makes it three years in a row that Canada has not won a gold medal at the tournament. If you go to any other country in the world, a bronze medal would be anything but disappointing. However, living in the hockey crazy country that we live in, the bar is set exceptionally high for this particular group of teenagers. There are several things that could be to blame for not winning gold this year: a highly skilled Russian team six eligible players, with combined NHL totals of 355 games played, 96 goals, 109 assists, and 205 points, who were not released from their NHL teams; or even coach Don Hay’s decision to start Scott Wedgewood, over Mark Visentine, in the most important game of the tournament versus the Russians. No matter how you look at it, Canada dug themselves into a hole against the Russians which they couldn’t get out of. Their undisciplined play and not being able to capitalize on their opportunities were all factors in the demise of their hopes for gold. It would seem that Russia has Can-

ada’s number in this tournament in recent memory. In 2009 the Russians held a 5-4 lead before Jordan Eberle scored with five seconds left to spark the Canadians to their drive for five, then last year coming back to beat them in the gold medal game, and then jumping all over them again this year. The idea of anyone beating the Canadians if they had their full arsenal at their disposal is foolish. However, much to the dismay of Canadian hockey fans, the services of Ryan Johansen, Erik Gudbranson, Sean Couturier, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Tyler Seguin and Jeff Skinner were deemed all too valuable to their respective NHL teams, leaving the Canadians with only four returning players for this year’s tournament. It’s hard to argue from a fan’s perspective with Hay’s decision to start Visentine. From a fan’s viewpoint, Visentine was the goat of the gold medal game, and for that he was hated (strongly dislike is too soft of a description and loathe is too harsh). However, if you try to tell me that he didn’t hate himself more than the rest of Canada, then you are full of shit. I’ve played sports my whole life, and whenever I have tasted defeat where the blame was put on me, I have wanted nothing more than to

prove everyone different, and I’m sure Mark Visentine is the same way. He flashed his brilliance in the bronze medal game with an early candidate for save of the year for 2012. Scott Wedgewood deserved to start the game against the Russians with his victory against the Americans on New Year’s Eve. Hay’s decision would have been extremely easy had Wedgewood not won that game. Visentine would have been the easy choice against the Russians in that scenario. In the Russia game there were four goals that had a direct affiliation with Canadian defenseman Ryan Murray, but in no way shape or form, despite the awful opinions of Ray Ferraro and Gord Miller, were they his fault. Murray just clearly doesn’t have the horseshoe up his ass that Yevgeni Kuznetsov has. Kuznetsov got all 13 of his points in just two of his seven games. From my perspective, outside of the rage and pure hatred I have for Visentine, I would have chose him to start against the Russians in order to seek redemption. I had it pictured just like all of the Mighty Ducks movies, when they lose to their rival team, and then rally together to beat them the next time they play them. Damn you Don Hay for taking away my Disney moment!

Canada and Russia like to battle it out on the ice.This year Russia came out on top 6-5. Kimli / Flickr CC

The last 10 minutes of play Nick Murray An Opinion Looking around Facebook after the Canada-Russia semi-final game last week, every World Junior related status expressed some form of “good effort” in it. Let’s face it though, if they hadn’t scored four goals in the final ten minutes of the game, we’d all be pretty upset with the effort they put out. That being said, it’s hard to ignore the play in the final ten minutes and for that, the loss doesn’t seem as bad. After Jenner and Huberdeau’s misconducts, it seemed, from where I was sitting, the team had shot themselves in the foot. However, rebounding from that, along with a five-goal deficit, really showed the team’s character. No doubt the team’s morale was completely shot after 40 minutes, and they could have rolled over, but to fight back to give them a chance to pull off one of the greatest comebacks in World Junior history is really what made it a great game, despite the loss. Throughout the tournament, Mark Stone was Canada’s go-to guy, leading the team in scoring with 10 points by the end of the tournament, and leading all skaters with a +10 rating. Also worth noting is although Canada had some trouble staying out of the penalty

box, Stone only committed one minor penalty during the entire tournament. As a Sens fan, I am ridiculously excited to see this kid in action. Some other players that definitely need credit are goalies Andrei Makarov of Russia who stopped 57 shots in their 1-0 OT loss to Sweden in the goldmedal game, and Petr Mrazek of the Czech Republic who throughout the tournament made one highlight-reel save after another. For Mark Visentin, it’s a bitter-sweet bronze medal. Sure it feels good winning bronze, but you have to feel as though he would have done just about anything to face the Russians in the semi-finals to make up for last year’s meltdown in the gold-medal game. But technically, Wedgewood is still undefeated in the tournament as the semi-final loss was credited to Visentin, who had the best GAA of all goalies who played at least four games in the tournament, at a 1.43 GAA. The Coyotes prospect will certainly be one to watch in years to come. Russia will have nine eligible players to return next year when they host the tournament in Ufa. That doesn’t necessarily mean they have an advantage. In 2010 when Canada lost the gold medal to the United States, every player except for 4 from that winning team were eli-

gible to come back the year after when they hosted it in Buffalo. They won the bronze medal. Canada on the other hand will have seven players eligible to return, but whether or not all of them return is based on NHL commitments. Speaking of which, how bad do you feel for the Anaheim Ducks and their GM Bob Murray? Devante SmithPelly was on loan to team Canada from Anaheim and suffered a broken foot in the first game of the tournament. He’ll be out for another five weeks, which is a huge loss to the Ducks considering that he’s played 26 games with them this year, including scoring the gamewinning goal against Montreal back on Nov. 30. I suspect that in light of his injury, GM’s are going to think twice about loaning their players. After all, this isn’t the Olympics, but means just as much to the young guns. All in all I think that we’re all pretty content with a bronze medal. Besides, we’re in a much better spot than Russia right now. Even though a silver medal is a higher degree than bronze, my mom (who coached basketball at Ottawa U for more than a decade) always said, “You didn’t win the silver. You lost the gold.” At least we won our medal.

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Shoot and a miss. Men’s Women’s volleyball crush Tommies 3-0 hoops fall to X in weekend Heather Uhl Staff Reporter

Sean O’Neill The Brunswickan

He’s not the most respected man in AUS basketball, but he is unquestionably the most decorated. The St. Francis Xavier X-Men are currently the no. 2 team in Canadian university basketball. For the past 37 seasons, the program has sniffed around that spot consistently under the tutelage of head coach Steve Konchalski. Coming into the 2011-12 season, the man simply known in the Antigonish as Coach K was seven wins away from reaching 800 for his career. To put this in perspective, only seven men’s basketball coaches in NCAA Division I have more wins than Konchalski: Eddie Sutton, Jim Calhoun, Jim Boeheim, Adolph Rupp, Dean Smith, Bobby Knight and the more famous coach K at Duke. And game seven for Konchalski, who won a national championship and tournament MVP as a player at Acadia in 1965, has decorated the Oland Centre with nine AUS and three national championship banners in Antigonish. He also coached the Canadian national team from 199598 and was an assistant coach for Canada at the Montreal, Los Angeles and Seoul Olympics, and his X-Men came against UNB and one of his former players, current Reds coach Brent Baker. After pummeling UNB 92-59 in the first game of the weekend double header through double-digit scoring from Marquis Clayton, Terry Thomas, Jeremy Dunn and Tyrell Vernon, St. FX reached the milestone by defeating the inferior Reds 87-68. “I t hought we improved t he second day. The biggest thing with playing StFX is that you can’t simulate their speed and quickness in practice, you’ve got to kind of adapt on the fly.” “The first game we kind of got bamboozled, but the second game there the guys competed for about three-quarters and did very well. It was just, they’re (StFX) a very deep team and they’re deep and healthy and we’re not healthy right now.” Thomas led X with 21 points on 7-of-12 shooting and nine boards,

and Dunn also shot over 50 per cent while scoring 16. Alex DesRoches recorded a double-double of 20 and 14 for the Reds, while rookie point guard Matt Daley registered 18 points and six boards as he has been inserted into the starting lineup. However, the team was still noticeably weaker without Dan Quirion in the lineup. “Dan Quirion is a big missing piece. I mean he’s a third-year guy and he’s played a lot of point guard for us. It’s defiantly a deficit when, I think he lead the league in threepoint shooting percentage,” Baker said. “So, when we’re missing that, it kind of really hurts us, and he’s a really good defender. It’s kind of a hole in our lineup right now, we’re trying to patch with some other players.” Players to help patch the void left by Quirion were Aaron O’Brien and Matt Daley. “Both Aaron O’Brien and Matt Daley both played well on Saturday. I was very impressed with what they did and very happy with their output.” The two losses drop the Reds to 2-6 and seventh in the eight-team AUS with two points to Dalhousie for the sixth and final playoff spot. UNB was expected to return from Antigonish empty-handed, but now the team faces a critical stretch if it is to return to the postseason. The V-Reds return to the Currie Center this weekend for a pair of four-point games against 6-2 UPEI on Friday and 3-3 Acadia on Saturday. “We’ve got to jump on them a little bit before they get a chance to get any momentum,” Baker said. Even though both teams have better records than UNB, because of the Reds four-point wins at the start of the season against last-place Memorial, it lies only four and two points back of the Panthers and Axemen, respectively in the convoluted standings. UPEI has yet to play either Cape Breton or StFX, and are coming off its first losses of the season last weekend against Saint Mary’s. Acadia comes to Fredericton after smashing the Capers 108-65 last weekend. Tip-off for both games at 8 p.m.

UNB is home this weekend against UPEI and Acadia after losing two games at StFX last weekend. Andrew Meade / The Brunswickan

The Varsity Reds women’s volleyball team defeated the St. Thomas Tommies 3-0 in an exhibition match last Wednesday. “I thought we played okay,” coach John Richard said about his team’s performance. “The opponent that we played isn’t a fair indication because that opponent doesn’t play in our league.” The Tommies volleyball team plays in the Atlantic College Athletic Association (ACAA) while the V-Reds play in the AUS. Wednesday’s game was the Varsity Reds’ second match against STU. It was a decisive win for UNB at 3-0 (25-12, 25-11, 25-11). UNB won the previous game against STU in December at 3-1 (23-25, 25-21, 25-16, 25-18). These wins should not be used as a gauge for the second term of matches, coach Richard said, “we play a different caliber of opponent.” “Every year we try and play them a couple of times. Ed Welch does such a great job with that program so we try and play them.” coach Richard said. “It breaks up practice a little. Gives us another opportunity to play a match.” In the AUS, UNB sits in the eighth and final position. In their respective league, the ACAA, the Tommies sit in third place. Despite their losses to UNB, the Tommies have won seven ACAA championships

The V-Reds took the match with a 3-0 win. Andrew Meade / The Brunswickan since 2001. In the AUS conference games, the Varsity Reds have played nine matches and have won only one game thus far. There are only eight matches left before the Atlantic Conference Championships. “We’re going to have [to] play with a lot of emotion and execute well and be really aggressive offensively,” coach Richard said. “It’s going to take that kind of effort and it’s going to take the effort of all 12 girls everyday to have a chance. That’s what we’re really focused on.” In the past four years the V-Reds have won two championships. This year, however, saw six new players take to the court for UNB. The turnover of half of the team has politely been call ‘teething.’

Before the winter break, setter Amanda Bakker left the Reds. The hole has been filled with second year Paige Paulsen. UNB will play the Memorial Sea-Hawks twice in St. Johns, Newfoundland next weekend. When asked about the upcoming matches, coach Richard said, “we just try and get better everyday. You know, you can only play the opponents that are in front of you and right now we’re focused on going to Newfoundland this upcoming weekend and playing against the good Memorial team.” The AUS championships run Feb. 17 to 19 and will be hosted by Université de Moncton.


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