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Champlain prepares for 30 h Famine P. 3

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The Word Editors

Editor In-Chief:

Vanessa Nunes

Graphic Project Manger:

Ashley Plescia

Managing Editors:

Lukas Driver and Victoria Fournier Our School Editor:

Jeremy Philips Sports Editor:

Justin Blanchard

Our Opinions Editor:

Steve Santerre

Health and Beauty Editors:

Bea Miguele and Justin Blanchard French Connection editor:

Elyse Pomerleau

Fun Section Editor:

Lisaelle Racine Photo Editor:

Phillipe Tremblay, Elyse Pomerleau

Writers

Steve Santerre, Gurnikki Kaur, Jennifer Tchervenkov, Dayna Mac Donald, Justin Blanchard, Dominique Beauregard Cazabon, Judy-Ann M-T, Tom Kott, Gurnikki Bindra, Meaghan Tardif-Bennett, Tania Morissette, Frederick Chagnon, Atefa Akbary, Felicia Harding, Amanda Maruca, Sarah Sciortino, Ola Choukair , Samuel Cournoyer, Elyse Pomerleau

Support Staff

Dave Persons Vince Amato Pat Ellis Paul Hanson Pauline Gregoire Scott O'Brien

Thank you to all teachers who sent in a photo with facts. The Word has offically twisted it up and therefore we want to knwo your opinions, send us your comments to champlain.word@gmail.com

3 Facts about The Word Staff and Faculty

Letter from the Editor Dear Extremely Busy Champlainers, It is officially week 7 of the semester and the stress just keeps building. Don’t you just love how the work load keeps piling up, project deadlines get closer and everyone seems to be adding pressure to your life. For those of you who are graduating you are probably even more stressed worrying about whether or not you got into your programs and therefore I wish you luck. On a happier note, spring is finally on its way. Don’t get me wrong I love snow but I think we have had our fill for now. It is time for the cold weather to disappear so that we can all take out our spring clothing and stop worrying if we need gloves or a hat. Anyways, my little rant and rave is officially finished which means that we finally twisted up The Word. I am pretty sure I am not the only person who is thrilled that this issue is out and with a bang since the graphic project manager is about to strangle me (eek). I really need to learn how not to change my mind too many times, such that it’s hard to keep count. If you want to read about what going on around school, check out the Our School section. This issue of the word has some funny facts about teachers and writers, so look at the bottom of the pages to have a good laugh. Other than that we have a new section called French Connection, for anyone who wants to read in French. An article you don’t want to miss is the “Men Basketball Season Review”. If you want to learn about a new band check out the article on The Sound Approach. Sincerely, Vanessa Nunes (editor in-chief)

PS. from the graphic Project Manger... she isn’t lieing the amount of times i have changed things in this paper, i would have :P but it was worth it . The paper turned out pretty good for twisting it up :D oh and the Editor-in-chief is crazy :D and i hate this picture but got to make the boss happy :P

1- Nickname: When I was 3, my younger sister had a hard time pronouncing my name, and called me “chien chaud.” It’s been a nickname ever since. However, my friends usually just call me Rae.

Rachel Morris 2- Favourite TV Show: The Wire Humanities Teacher

3- Favourite thing to do to relax: Eat chocolate and watch movies

1) I am a very proficient knitter. 2) I enjoy indoor rock climbing.

Christa Bell

3) At the age of 12, I was the Canadian National Artistic Roller Skating Champion for the novice division.


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The House was Packed at Pack the House

By: Justin Blanchard the Champlain Cavaliers, and that’s what it’s all about”, stated student Enrick “We call it Pack the House, and the house is packed!” Payant. Couldn’t have said it any better myself, Avery. But the display of spirit didn’t stop there. Champlain’s cheerleading team The very first Pack the House event debuted on Friday February 25th, and got involved as well, helping the CSA throw gifts and prizes into the crowd it certainly lived up to its name. Students, staff and parents were treated to in between quarters before providing the audience with back-to-back home finals at Champlain College, where a crowd-pumping half-time performance to during the the Champlain Cavaliers women’s and men’s basketball men’s game. teams took on the Vanier Cheetahs. The players no doubt enjoyed all of the cheering and After Champlain Athletics and the CSA advertised it chanting coming from the stands, and nerves appararound the school and on the web for weeks, the event ently weren’t an issue, despite playing in front of such a finally got going with free pizza and popcorn as well as a large and spirited crowd. “To me it’s normal. I’ve played DJ at the attendees’ disposal.     in front of many fans before so it wasn’t too stressful”, The women started off the night with a competitive mentioned Cavaliers captain Ted Greffin.  start to their game. Unfortunately the Cavaliers were The opposing team’s supporters didn’t seem to mind unable to overcome a dominant Vanier squad in the end, losing decisively, 102-49. However, the men’s game made Pack the House Audience Photo: Vince Amato the overwhelmingly pro-Cavaliers atmosphere, and rather appeared to be enjoying themselves as well. Comup for that disappointing loss with a nail biter that came down to the 4th mented one Vanier parent, “I appreciate the spirit of it [and] I appreciate this quarter, as Champlain was able to pull through within the final minutes to kind of cheering, even being from Vanier”. take down the top ranked Cheetahs by a final score of 84-79. All in all, Pack the House lived up to the hype and appealed to all parties Yet more than the games themselves, the emphasis of the night was school involved, from students, to parents and players alike. Its evident success is a spirit, and Champlain students displayed theirs to the fullest. A sea of blue sure sign we’ll be seeing something similar in the coming years.  and white filled the gym in the form of pom-poms, face paint and attire as 300-strong cheered on our Cavaliers teams. “Everybody came out to support

Champlain Prepares for 30 Hour Famine

By Jennifer Tchervenkov This semester, Champlain’s Charity Club is getting ready for World Vision’s annual event: ‘The 30 Hour Famine’. For a couple of years now Champlain has been participating in this worldwide event. The 30 Hour Famine involves raising money and awareness for children suffering from chronic malnutrition in underdeveloped countries. Champlain intends to do its part by holding an event that will sensitize its students towards this cause. Participants will receive a donation form on the week of March 7th, where they shall donate a minimum of 20 dollars each. The money raised will be donated to World Vision, an organization that consecrates the funds it raises to preventing malnutrition, ensuring clean water, providing child protection and providing children with an education. Also, participants will have to go through 30 hours of without eating in order to truly grasp the concept of hunger. The event will start April 8th

at 8 a.m. and end April 9th at 2p.m. Participants will be spending the night at school. Activities officially start at 6 p.m. on April 8th and will continue until later on in the night. They will then resume the following morning until the end of the event, where a free meal will be given. There will be a variety of amusing, educational activities as well as prizes to be won. More details are to be announced concerning the types of activities on April 8th. This year the Charity Club was aiming for a total of 30 participants and has so far surpassed that amount. The more participants there are the better chance we have of eliminating hunger, so come fast for a great c a u s e ! Photo: codexofdreams.blogspot.com

Reusable Water Bottles are the Way to go

The Green Team would like us to stop using plastic water bottle.

By: Vanessa Nunes On Wednesday March 9th 2011, the green team was outside of the cafeteria launching their bottle water free day campaign. They spent the activity block informing all students about the consequences of bottled water. Along with the information they provided The green team Photo: Steve Santerre they asked students to sign a petition wanting the cafeteria the water that we drink the not to sell bottled water in the moment the bottle is opened. “Reusable water bottles are vending machines. The negative impacts of bot- everywhere and we want stutled water mentioned by Yang, dents to make the switch from plastic water bottles to reusthe club president, include environmental and health con- able ones” said club president, sequences. According to Yang Yang. The Green team urges us 1 litre of bottled water takes 2-3 litres of oil to create which to make the right choice by switching to reusable water is a waste of a non-reusable resource. Along with this en- bottles. According to the club vironmental impact the oil and the switch will save the planet and also improve our health. chemicals used to create the plastic water bottle seep into


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Our school More Than Just Free Pizza

The Champlain Math Team has lots to offer to math lovers. By Dominique Beauregard Cazabon You may or may not have seen the Math Team posters around school, advertising its “Free Pizza and Pi”. You may even have considered joining the 20-odd students who participate in its weekly meetings, but were not sure about what joining entails; in reality, joining the Champlain Math Team has numerous advantages. Every activity block, in room A-105, the members of the Math Team meet up to discuss interesting mathematical riddles and prepare for upcoming mathematics competitions at the local, provincial, national and international levels - all over free pizza and drinks. “Math competitions are designed to identify and develop mathematical talent, and to motivate and encourage students to apply their mathematical and logical skills in interesting and innovative ways,” says Gabriel Indurskis, who, along with Brendan Cordy, is in charge of the Math Team’s activities. The math competitions usually call upon students’ logic skills, requiring them to think “outside the box”. Students do not need to take advanced math classes such as calculus or linear algebra to do well; high school algebra suffices. These contests include the Concours Mathématique du Québec, the American Mathematics Contest, and the Canadian Open Mathematics Contest. What exactly is the point of participating in math competitions? For one, they improve your math skills, perhaps in a less formulaic way than the typical math class does. “The competitions are pretty challenging,” says David Leblanc, who joined the team

last semester, “the things I have learned or improved by doing these competitions transcend what I see in class.” This extra-curricular activity may also help students aiming to pursue studies in fields like mathematics, engineering or computer science. According to Gabriel Indurskis, “Students who have participated in contests in previous years have continued to do extremely well in their chosen fields in university.” David Leblanc concurs. “See it this way: it’s like an athlete playing college level before entering the professional circuit,” he says, adding, “only I’m more of a mathlete.” Lastly, doing well in math competitions may open the door for many scholarships and bursaries. As an example, the University of Waterloo requires applicants to participate in its Euclid mathematics contest in order to be eligible for scholarships in the Faculty of Mathematics. Participation in the mathematics competitions can provide one with great knowledge and experience, regardless of the scores obtained. If you wish to join the math team, you can do so any time by coming to its workshops in room A-105 during activity block. You can also send an email to mathteam@champlaincollege.qc.ca, or join the Omnivox group; it is situated under the list of communities. All math competitions are listed on the Omnivox calendar as extracurricular activities. The remaining contests for this semester are the Purple Comet Math Meet, a team contest which takes place on April 6th, and the Euclid Contest, which will be held on April 12th.

An event to clear the air about Islam

By: Vanessa Nunes

The Islamic Awareness Day was held on March 9th 2011 during activity and had many parts to it. The Muslim Student Association goal was to clear up any misconceptions which are associated with the Islamic Religion. The club had three sections to their event and each one covered a different area of Islam. The girl answered any questions on the head scarf and had Champlain Students Photo: Steve Santerre a henna activity ready for anyone who wanted to try it. Some of the men took care of the food section, which student could only take from if they answered or asked a question about Islam. The rest of the men took care of clearing up the air about any other important Islamic traditions. The event itself attracted many students and cleared the air about the misconceptions on Islam. Students finally had a chance to understand why these traditions are in place and to experience the Islamic culture.

1- I'm really quite tall.

3 Facts about The Word Staff and Faculty

1- I lived in England for three years as a kid

2- I have a side project making charcuterie, sausage, beef jerky, smoked guanciale and more (non of which, to my knowledge, has ever appeared as a pizza topping).

Nicholas Amberg

3- I run the creative arts website, which everyone should check out at www.creativeartschamplain.com

2- I have run 6 half marathons 3- favourite animal is a monkey.

Joanne Kettner


Auditorium For Lease: For Students Or Not For Students, That Is The Question! By Dominique Beauregard Cazabon From the Music Club to the Theatre Club and the International Baccalaureate Program’s yearly talent show, the Champlain auditorium is home to many club activities every semester. The college boasts one of the best stage facilities on the South Shore. Therefore, it is not surprising that it is in demand by student clubs and organizations, but also by private companies, who use the auditorium to host concerts, dance shows and plays. Champlain generously provides its clubs with access to the auditorium, including its lights, microphones, and electronic equipment free of charge, but there are certain requirements which need to be met in order for a club to gain full access of these services. The auditorium is by and large the only major resource utilized by performing arts clubs, such as the Theatre Club or the Music Club, who each put together one production per semester. “The auditorium is the only place where we can practice,” stated Stefan Fong of the Music Club. In addition, he also remarked: “we need the space to set up all our equipment, and we also need access to the piano.” The Music Club usually has access to the auditorium once a week. However, on certain weeks, the auditorium is not available, and under these circumstances, the club convenes in a classroom in the A-Block. According to Stefan, these practices rarely take place because the classroom is too small and offers poor acoustics. Anne-Sophie Grenier, vice-president of the Theatre Club, stated that her club must also be flexible when it comes to practice locations: “We need rehearsal space two to three times a week; we can use classrooms or the amphitheatre, but it is more difficult because we need to imagine what it will look like on stage.” To relocate once in

a while would not be a problem to these clubs, but it makes scheduling practice much more difficult and frustrating when they are not properly informed ahead of time about the availability of the auditorium. According to Francine Brunel, who is in charge of booking the auditorium to students, clubs can reserve the auditorium for events as soon as the semester begins. However, outside companies can reserve much earlier than this, since they pay a deposit for the date they wish book a performance on. Though clubs who have already reserved the auditorium have priority over outside parties, there have been some instances where clubs have had their dates taken from them at the last minute due to a double-booking. “Last semester, we were told a few minutes before dress rehearsal that we were being bumped; we ended up staying to practice until 1AM on a school night. It’s especially inconvenient because we hire an outside director,” says Anne-Sophie. It costs the school money to ensure that the services they have vowed to provide are available to students, but it is unfortunate that students are considered less of a priority than private companies. It is the responsibility of the school or more specifically, the individual in charge of booking the auditorium to communicate this fact to the members involved in the cancelled show(s). This will save everybody time. Scott O’Brien, student life animator, modestly described the situation: “We have had some double bookings, but we have always tried our best to ensure this does not happen; there have only been problems a handful of times.” Another issue which concerns students is access to the light and sound systems. The use of this equipment requires the presence of a technician in the auditorium.

Though Champlain does strive to have the sound technician available at most events, this does not apply to rehearsals. “Obviously, due to time and monetary constraints, the technician cannot be available at every practice,” Scott O’Brien affirmed. Students will unlikely question this statement, but it is important to note that the sound board is necessary for rehearsals, and that since students are unable to use it, many clubs may be set back in the preparation of their events. Along with this, both Stefan and Anne-Sophie have admitted that there is no storage space available for clubs. “We have had to store some of our equipment in the club room, but most of the time members prefer to bring their stuff back home after practice,” says Stefan, who also added: “many of our members would probably bring their gear if they knew they could store it in the auditorium, rather than having to lug their huge amp back on the bus every Friday.” Storage is an even bigger problem for the Theatre Club as they very much need space for their sets. “We have to have huge sets in our club room and keep the rest at home until show time.” Last semester’s play, a rendition of Homer’s Oedipus, included scaffolding as a part of the set. For a month prior to the show date, several large pipes could be seen in the corner of the club room, piercing through the tiles in the ceiling. How convenient! Finally, Stefan Fong stated that obtaining a date to use the auditorium can be a complicated and arduous task for new clubs. The process includes three steps: the activities must be approved first by CSA, then by Scott O’Brien at Student Services, and finally the event must be booked with approval from the administration in E-131. “New clubs may find it difficult to

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Photo: Vince Amato

know who to see for all of this,” according to Stefan, and insisted that “the Music Club and the Theatre Club know, because we’ve been here for years. Also, with a certain amount of dates booked in advance by outside companies, we’re left to compete with other clubs for dates, which isn’t something we want to do.” Anne-Sophie added that the “CSA and Student Services have been really supportive and we really appreciate it, but it’s just not enough sometimes...We put our heart and soul into this club and we aren’t supported by the administration.” According to her, student activities should be given priority over outside booking. “There should be a date, say, the first day of school, during which the clubs can have priority booking...I am not blaming the people who deal with the room bookings, I am blaming the system in general,” she maintains. With these issues in mind, it is important to know that Champlain College does have its ear open to student input. “The college administration will be meeting in the next few weeks to discuss issues about the auditorium usage. Champlain is always looking at ways to improve the services they offer to all students,” says Scott. If the clubs remain vocal about their concerns, their issues may be resolved by the administration in the near future. Thank you to Scott O’Brien, Francine Brunel, Stefan Fong and Anne-Sophie Grenier for their wealth of information on this topic.


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Their Strategy to Fighting Tragedy

Up & coming band The Sound Approach fighting for love and music one awesome song at a time. By: Meaghan Tardif-Bennett

This week, I was given the opportunity to attend a pow-wow with the members of local band The Sound Approach. This musical machine has been running on the manpower of Pat (bassist, guitarist, and backup vocalist), Steve (drummer and backup vocalist), as well as front man Phil (guitarist and lead vocalist) since early 2009. Before we get into the interview and chit chat, let’s talk about the tunes.  TSA has this fantastic mix of precision and roughness in their music. Powerful drum beats synced with sharp instrumentals and resonant vocals embody this group’s Pop Rock demeanour. However, by incorporating piano chords and beat boxing in their songs, it shows that the band is not afraid to open up their repertoire to things that may not be seen as traditional for their genre. Rather, it shows the importance of the band’s ever-growing desire for variety and excellence. Their lyrics send the listener on the road to nostalgia (and I myself am still technically in my teens). They recite memories shared with their loves and losses and still somehow manage to demonstrate how much these moments are cherished in a lighter way through their songs. With their acoustic guitar sound, they remind me of a more intimate and organic Blink 182 and we are lucky enough

to have in our own.

strate their compassion and channel that into their music as well as their performances. One example is that all the band members write “LOVE” on their arms before they start a show. It’s their way of showing their

ing to be tough guys or act like big shots on stage; we’re there to bring Presently, The Sound Approach our music to people, to share with is working on completing their EP them, and to have a good time. The that features songs such as ‘’Never world has enough negative influencSee Nineteen’’ which was dedicated es and destructive forces as it is, so we figure the least we can do is make music that helps people; gives them a little hope and shows them a little love!” explains Pat. TSA’s goals are so simple: love music, make music, share love and share music. After spending even such a short amount of time talking with the band, the music food chain they describe seems so right and fitting.   Special thanks to Christian GenSound Approach photo: Christian Gendron dron of www.christiangendron. com for TSA’s band photography. to Anastasia Desousa, victim of the support to the “To Write Love On For more information regarding the 2006 Dawson school shooting. EvHer Arms” movement, a non-profit TWLOHA movement, visit www. eryone in The Sound Approach has/ organisation aimed at raising aware- twloha.com to see how you can get had friends and family who attended ness as well of, as giving hope to, involved. Another shout-out and Dawson at the time. Phil was the those who are suffering from dethank you to Phil, Steve, and Pat of one who wrote the song for Anasta- pression, addiction, self injury, or The Sound Approach for being so sia, saying he felt he had some sort thoughts of suicide. “The essential awesome. To listen to their latest of duty to show his respect and nat- message is that people need to be song ‘’Second To None’’ and give urally, the band was 100% on board. loved. So we do it at shows to supin to all the hype, check out their “The lyrics took a very long time for port TWLOHA, but more imporwebsite www.thesoundapproach. we wanted to get them just right,” tantly to support the theme behind ca. Their next show is at LiVE 88.5 says Phil. Since the final recording of it,” says Steve. This need to share the Lounge at 128.5 York Street in Otthe song, the band has received a lot message of love seems to be from tawa on March 11th. I’ll be sure to of positive feedback from many, inthe band’s foundation. Relying on see you all there. Until then fellow cluding Anastasia’s aunt and father, each other for motivation, as well as music lovers and classmates, see you in regards to the song. their main crush- their love for the in the halls with my headphones on. music, they work on making that These guys continue to demonlove attainable to all. “We’re not try-


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Black Swan By: Tania Morissette “Black Swan,” the latest film from director Darren Aronofsky, starring Natalie Portman alongside Mila Kunis and Vincent Cassel, might just be the true masterpiece of the year. The movie starts as a slow-paced drama centered on the desires and ambitions of Nina (Portman), a young ballerina. She is cast as the ‘Swan Queen’ in the latest recital of Swan Lake and she is forced to deal with the jealousy of others and the pressure that such a position entails. As the story unfolds and Nina struggles to stay on top of her performance, Aronofsky takes us deeper into the psyche of the characters and the movie slowly unravels into a horror film, an account of the demented hysteria that is Nina’s life. As a modern version of Swan Lake, Black Swan redefines genre and stands on his own, with a strong script and beautiful performances, notably by Natalie Portman and Barbara Hershey (Nina’s mother). Out on DVD March 29th, “Black Swan” is a must-see for all movie fans?.

GLEE! By: Judy-Ann Mitchell-Turgeon The very popular musical TV show “GLEE” has quickly become a popculture phenomenon. Everyone has seen, talked about or at least heard of the show that has been nominated for a huge number of awards this past year. Here is a broad overview of the GLEE-ful achievements! The show ha garnered two Grammy Award nominations, nineteen Emmy Award nominations, eleven Golden Globe nominations, two platinum and two gold albums, 16 million song downloads, the record for the most titles on the Billboard Hot 100 by a non-solo act (beating the famous Beatles), the No. 1 soundtrack of 2010, the distinction of being the most-nominated series of the year, an appearance on “The Oprah Winfrey Show’’, the singing of the national anthem at the World Series and oh so many more. The show’s record-breaking achievements have surprised us all. In addition to the highly popular cast, many famous guests have appeared on the show, including Gwyneth Paltrow, singing the song ‘Forget You’, as well as Britney Spears. What is yet to be seen is if this record-breaking crew will be as successful in the next year…

Graduation Notice - Tues and Wed. A notice to all Fall 2010, Winter 2011 and Summer 2011 graduates. Registration to attend Graduation 2011 is Tuesday, March 15th and Wednesday, March 16th from 11:00am-7:00pm in F-119. All graduating students must register to attend graduation. The cost for Graduation is $40 which includes the graduate and two guests (additional tickets can be purchased on these days for $10) Each graduate will receive a commemorative souvenir diploma (on completion of studies) and there will be a small reception afterwards for graduates and guests in the college cafeteria. Graduation for 2011 is on Thursday, June 16th at 7:30pm. These two dates are your only chance to sign up for the 2011 Graduation Ceremony.

Champlain Student Association - Elections:

The time has come to elect the new Champlain Student Association for the 2011-2012 college year. Below is a list of dates for anyone who is interested in running for any of the positions on the CSA Executive Council. Nomination Period: Saturday, March 28th - Friday, April 1 (16:00) - Pick up your nomination package in C-100 Campaign Period: Monday, April 11th - Friday, April 15th (16:00) - Open period to campaign Election Voting - Wed. April 19th - Thur. April 20th (10:00 - 14:00) For more info see the CSA in C-100 or the Chief Returning Officer Scott O’Brien in Student Services. Get involved and make your college years the best they can be!!

1. I have eaten guinea pig.

3 Facts about The Word Staff and Faculty

1- Biggest pet peeve: People who eat open-mouth.

2. A ground squirrel once saved me from a charging grizzly bear.

Brian Crane

3. I have a dead white mouse hanging on the wall in my living room. (It's stuffed.)

2- Dream: traveling around the world 3- I used to play basketball in High School, and really miss it. Lisaëlle Racine


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Sports Men’s Basketball Season Review

By: Justin Blanchard It was another great year for the Cavaliers men’s basketball team, winning the bronze medal against the Dawson Blues by a score of 92-82 in the 2011 RSEQ basketball provincial championships held at Dawson College from March 4th-6th. Champlain started off the season 1-3, yet was able to finish strong with a dominant performance against the top ranked Vanier Cheetahs at the Cavalier’s home finale to close out the regular season with a 10-6 record and 4th seeded in the playoffs. On the offensive side of the ball, Champlain was lead by guard/forward Mukiya Post, who was first on the team in scoring, and point guard Youssef Ouahrig, who was the league-leader in assists. The Cavaliers ended the regular season ranked a respectable 3rd in scoring, 2nd in scoring percentage and led the league in offensive and defensive. Ouahrig was a great asset to the team all year long, earning himself a well-deserved spot on the championship all-star team to go along with his regular season first-team all-star nomination. More impressive than the statistics and individual accomplishments, however, is the fact that the men’s basketball team has now appeared in the postseason eight consecutive seasons-- medaling each time. This season, the taste of defeat in last year’s provincial final was still on their tongues, and Champlain was hungry to recapture its AAA provincial championship title from two years prior. The Cavaliers got off to a good start, defeating Montmorency by a score of 75-72 in the opening round of the playoffs on Friday. Yet the very next day Champlain lost a heartbreaker to Vanier in the semi-finals, dropping the game 84-82 at the buzzer. “It was a tough game [...]. The guys played hard and left everything on the floor. Unfortunately, someone [had] to lose”, said ay r l e i b n a Champlain Athletics Coordinast v e Trem again p n i i l a l l p hi cham to: P o h P

tor Vince Amato. It would have been understandable if Champlain had packed up its bags and called it in on Sunday, yet the Cavaliers found a way to get over the devastating loss and played their hearts out against Dawson to come out on top 92-82. “C’est certain que notre équipe est revenue d’une défaite pas mal tough hier, pis [ce] matin on n’était pas trop motivé, mais on a trouvé un moyen quand on est allé sur le terrain », explained F Gabrielle Riche. Men’s Cavelier Game Despite the bittersweet feeling that can come with Photo: Vince Amato winning a third place medal, the Cavaliers were very content with their victory. “I’m glad that we found the motivation and the determination to finish off the season with a bang”, said team captain Ted Greffin. While it may not have been the fairy tale ending for first year coach Max Paulhus-Gosselin, who is leaving the team to work for his family’s business, winning bronze was still quite a remarkable achievement given his relatively short time as head coach of the team. “A bronze medal game is hard to approach-- It’s extremely difficult on both sides and we just came out on top”, commented coach Gosselin on the game. Regardless of what could have been, the players don’t seem to have any harsh feelings towards his decision and had nothing but praise for their former coach. “C’est quelqu’un qui s’applique beaucoup dans […] ce qu’il fait pis ça se montre sur le terrain de basket”, said Riche about Gosselin. And while coach Gosselin may have left the Cavaliers, there’s no doubt in his mind that the team will be a strong contender next season as it was this one. “The guys will fight as hard next year as they fought this year”. We can only hope they will, and on behalf of all of us here at Champlain College, I wish coach Gosselin and his family business best of luck, and hope that Champlain’s next head coach can accomplish as much as Gosselin has in his one season as head coach of the Cavaliers men’s basketball team.


Sports Cavaliers Women’s Basketball Season-in Review By: Justin Blanchard The Champlain Cavaliers women’s basketball team ended their 2010 season on a high note, winning their final game 66-65 in overtime against Nouvelles Frontières on February 27th to finish with an 8-12 record and a 7th place finish in the standings. After the disheartening season they went through, it’s astonishing how close the Cavaliers came to reaching the postseason. It came down to the wire as a John Abbot loss against Sherbrooke in their final regular season game would have resulted with Champlain grabbing the 6th and final playoff spot. Yet fate had other plans as the Islanders pulled through, making the postseason with an 8-12 record and surpassing Champlain in the standings by virtue of a higher head-tohead margin of victory. It was a difficult year for the team, who looked to improve upon their 5-15 record in the ‘09 season. The Cavaliers started on the right track halfway through the season, going 5-5 and looking playoff-bound for the first time in the team’s AAA history. Yet they were soon hit by a 6-game losing streak (five of them to playoffbound teams) which came to an end with a 102-49 blowout loss at the hands of the Vanier Cheetahs at Champlain’s last home game. “We didn’t show up to play [in our home finale]. There was no desire, no heart”, stated assistant coach Renee Austin. “We did not play to our abilities [this season]. We had higher expectations and I think they definitely let themselves down”, she added. When asked what went wrong this season, Cavaliers player Kim Therrien noted that the team was affected by injuries and player

No Medal for Cavaliers Cheerleading Team By: Justin Blanchard The Champlain Cavaliers Cheerleading team finished without a medal at the Défi CheerUQAM competition which took place at the Université de Quebec à Montreal last Sunday. “It was a good performance it wasn’t the best that [we’ve done] but it was a good performance overall”, commented Christine Montpetit, one of the Cavaliers’ coaches. Women’s Cavelier Game Photo: Vince Amato

absences due to personal reasons. “At eight players it’s not easy, but we still [tried] to manage”. So what does the team need to improve on next year? “More guard play and just some more mental toughness would be a greater asset”, says Austin. Despite the disappointing season, there were some bright spots on the team, namely the aforementioned forward Kim Therrien who led the team in scoring, guard Kathleen Belanger who received an academic mention, and forward Jennifer Mathurin who finished second on the squad in scoring and first in rebounds, as well as being named to the RSEQ 2nd all-star team. The veteran presence of graduating players Therrien, Latasha Johnson, Annie Bourdeau and Gabrielle LeChasseur, will surely be missed; however, Kim is not too worried for the team. “These girls are amazing and I know that they’ll do great”. Despite their ups and downs, the Cavaliers certainly progressed compared to last season, and with a little more consistency, Champlain could be a back-door contender for the championship next year.

The Cavaliers would certainly have liked to have scored higher, yet the team wasn’t too down it its spirits. “I think we did really well. I think the competition was really strong and I think we surprised ourselves with how good we did”, said team captain Krista Thompson. While the finish would suggest regression compared to their third place finish at André-Grasset last November, the squad still feels it is very much improved. “We worked better this time [around]”, said Thompson. It is worthy to note that with the exception of the Cheminots du Cégep de Saint-Jérôme, Champlain was up against newer and fiercer competition at UQAM than what it faced at André-Grasset, which certainly played a part in their disappointing ranking at UQAM. Despite not medaling in this competition, the team is on the right track and its coaches still have high expectations for regionals. “[our goal is to] win first place, and not have any girls fall”, says coach Montpetit. The next competition for the Champlain Cavaliers By: Vince Amato Cheerleading team will be the Cavelier Cheerleaders Kick’s Cheerleading Regional Championships, taking place on April 9th at the Centre PierreCharbonneau in Montreal.

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3 Facts about The Word Staff and Faculty

1. I believe that humility is no substitute for a good personality. So when I have something to say, I move my hands up and down and sometimes even interrupt people. ;)

1-is in IB. 2-is a fan of superheroes.

2. Chocolate is the best discovery man has ever made 'cause it makes life so worthwhile! I simply love chocolate!

Bea Migale

3. Finally, I guess that I'm unique! Thank God, else it would be total chaos in the universe! ;0

Frederick Chagnon

3-has included the Coyote and the Roadrunner in all of his physics lab reports


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French

Toujours plus loin Par: Élyse Pomerleau Peut importe la discipline que l’on pratique, cela demande beaucoup d’effort et de patience pour atteindre un but précis. C’est ce que l’équipe canadienne de nage synchronisée est en train de réaliser, avec pour but : les Olympiques de 2012, à Londres. Avec des pratiques de six heures par jour, six jours par semaines, ces douze jeunes filles, dont dix sont québécoises, ont une forme incroyable. Elles doivent faire plusieurs routines, avec chacune, leurs difficultés et leurs atouts, sans se plaindre de l’effort surhumain qu’ils doivent donner. En plus de toujours devoir se surpasser, ces nageuses sont en compétition continue entres elles. En effet, elles sont douze à faire partie de l’équipe A (celle qui ira aux Olympiques) et une douzaine aussi dans l’équipe B (l’équipe espoir). Elles doivent donc continuer à se tailler leur place au sein de l’équipe A. Des tests sont passés en début de chaque année pour savoir si les équipes ont à changer ou bien si elles doivent rester comme cela. Jeudi le 1er Avril, elles

revenaient de Pompano, en Floride pour un camp d’entraînement d’une du-

impossible de comparer les joueurs d’ hockey aux nageuses synchronisées. Valérie Welsh peut en témoigner étant donné qu’elle a vécue une relation amoureuse de trois ans avec Monsieur Angelo Esposito, joueur de Hockey. Ainsi, elle dit que les joueurs de Hockey sont des sportifs et qu’ils n’ont rien à voir avec les nageuses synchronisée, qui elles, sont des athlètes. rée de deux semaines. Elles Finalement, les Athlètes de s’entraînent notamment pour ce merveilleux sport qui n’ont les jeux Olympiques, mais pas toujours été bien traité aussi pour toutes les autres par les préjugés, devrait être compétitions où elles seront honorée de pratiquer cette présentes. Ces douze nageuses discipline autant difficile sur le passeront par la coupe du plan moral, à cause des entraîmonde en Chine, une tournée neurs qui les poussent touau Japon et encore en chine jours dans le dos, et sur le plan pour le championnat mondi- physique, car c’est un sport aux FINA. Lors de ces comde battante, il ne faut pas se pétitions, elles doivent être plaindre lorsqu’on reçoit des les meilleurs possibles pour coups des autres membres de effrayer les autres équipes notre équipe et il faut toujours qu’ils devront affronter dans sourire, question à convainles compétitions futures. cre les juges que l’énergie est Malgré leurs horaires char- toujours présente. gés, ces jeunes femmes âgées entre 18 et 27 ans, trouvent « Le sport va chercher la peur le temps d’avoir des relations pour la dominer, la fatigue amoureuses, ainsi que d’être pour en triompher, la diffiaux études en même temps. culté pour la vaincre.» De plus j’apprends qu’il est

Sources : Article d’origine écrit par Monsieur Réjean Tremblay, pour le journal la Presse : http://www.cyberpresse.ca/chroniqueurs/rejean-tremblay/201004/01/01-4266451-pour-etreles-meilleures-au-monde.php Valérie Welsh, qui est mon entraîneur de nage synchronisée et qui fait aussi partie de l’équipe Olympique, à qui j’ai pu obtenir certaines informations.

Kadhafi «Protége la Révolution» Par: Frederick Chagnon Le 23 février dernier, Mouammar Kadhafi, officiellement le chef et guide de la Révolution de la Grande Jamahiriya arabe libyenne populaire et socialiste, dans les faits le chef d’État de la Libye, déclare qu’il fera tout en son pouvoir pour réprimer la révolte populaire qui fait rage dans son pays. Il a notamment déclaré : « Rendez vos armes immédiatement, sinon il y aura des boucheries.» À ce jour, la révolte a déjà fait plus 1000 morts. Kadhafi est l’exemple parfait d’une idéologie corrompue, au détriment de la population. Lors du coup d’État qui l’a amené au pouvoir en 1969, Kadhafi a destitué la monarchie en place afin de mettre en place un gouvernement du peuple. Suivant son Livre Vert (inspiré du Livre Rouge de Mao), Kadhafi multiplie les réformes socialistes et islamistes lors des premières années de son règne. Le pays était alors basé sur des idéaux de démocratie populaire, c’est-à-dire que le peuple prends les décisions. Kadhafi va même jusqu’à changer le nom du régime, de république la Libye devient une Jamahiriya qui veut dire « gouvernement par les masses. » C’est donc dire qu’il ne devrait plus y avoir de chef d’État. En théorie, il s’agit d’un très bon système. Toutefois la suite des choses montre à quel point les choses se sont corsées. Kadhafi a commencé a censuré la population, exécutant publiquement les opposants au régime et allant même jusqu’à volé environ 60 milliards des poches des citoyens pour lui et sa famille. Très rapidement, les beaux idéaux se sont envolés et Kadhafi n’est devenu rien d’autre qu’un dictateur de plus. La révolution présentement en cours se bat pratiquement pour les mêmes idéaux que Kadhafi dans ses débuts. Alors si Kadhafi voulait vraiment protéger la révolution, il devrait renoncer au pouvoir et le mettrait finalement entre les mains du peuple. Au moment d’écrire ses lignes, les protestataires contrôlaient l’est du pays et Kadhafi s’accrochait toujours au pouvoir.


Connection Par: Frederick Chagnon Le 10 février dernier, Régis Labeaume, maire de Québec, a annoncé la construction de l’amphithéâtre multifonctionnel tant attendu par la population. La construction devrait débuter en 2013 et le bâtiment devrait être opérationnel en 2015, à temps pour une éventuelle saison de la Ligue Nationale de Hockey. Le maire Labeaume attendait d’avoir une participation du gouvernement fédéral et du secteur privé avant de faire une annonce. Apparemment, il se tanna d’attendre car les coûts de l’amphithéâtre seront défrayer à 100% par les contribuables, à raison de près de 200 millions pour la Ville de Québec et un autre 200 millions payé par le gouvernement provincial. Cette annonce tant attendue en enchanta plusieurs, mais en a également fait sourcillé plus d’un. D’une part, certains arguent qu’il était plus que temps que Québec se dotent d’un am-

Nouvel Aréna pour la Ville de Québec phithéâtre moderne pour accueillir plusieurs événements d’envergure, par exemple une Coupe du Monde de patinage de vitesse ou encore plus de combats de championnats du monde de boxe tel que celui opposant Jean Pascal et Bernard Hopkins récemment. Accueillir de tels événements pourrait très bien mousser la réputation de la Ville à l’extérieur et ainsi attirer plus d’immigrants à Québec plutôt qu’à Montréal, immigrants qui emmèneraient leurs taxes et impôts avec eux dans les coffres de la Ville. Sans compter tous les revenus, emplois et bonheur de la population qu’une hypothétique équipe de hockey professionnelle amènerait avec elle à la région de la Capitale, les avantages sont supposément de loin supérieurs aux désavantages. Les opposants au projet ne sont généralement pas contre l’idée de bâtir un nouveau Colisée, mais sont plutôt contre le financement public à

LOL pourrait être vos dernières paroles Par Samuel Cournoyer Qui n’a jamais « texté » au volant, ou lu rapidement un courriel, reçu d’un ami? Il faut se l’avouer, tout le monde l’a déjà fait! Par contre, ce que les gens ne semblent pas se rendre compte, c’est que le fait d’envoyer un message texte tout en conduisant n’est pas seulement illégal, mais aussi extrêmement dangereux! Voici quelques statistiques : Selon un sondage réalisé aux États-Unis, par la firme Osterman Research, 77% des conducteurs possédant un téléphone cellulaire admettent avoir déjà envoyé un message texte, alors qu’ils conduisaient. De plus, selon une autre étude, réalisée en

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2009, par le magazine Car and Driver, notre temps de réaction serait significativement plus lent lorsque nous envoyons un message texte au volant que lorsque nous dépassons la limite légale d’alcool permise dans le sang! Alors, pourquoi continuons-nous cette pratique dangereuse? Ainsi, je vous invite donc à visionner un extrait du docudrame, réalisé par la police de Gwent, en Grand-Bretagne, démontrant les réels dangers d’envoyer des messages textes, tout en conduisant. Attention aux âmes sensibles, le réalisme de cette vidéo est assez troublant… Source: http://bit.ly/9Jl2Kg

100%. Avec l’état pitoyable des routes, la crise dans le milieu de la santé, le système d’éducation déficient ou encore la lutte au crime organisé qui nécessitent tous de gros investissements, il semble que ces 400 millions pourraient être mieux utilisé ailleurs, dans des domaines qui profiteraient à l’ensemble des Québécois et non seulement aux habitants de la Ville de Québec. Il ne faut pas oublier que le succès du projet est loin d’être assurée. Dans l’état actuel des finances publiques, un trou de 400 M$ serait très difficile à justifier. Peu importe le résultat, rendons à Labeaume ce qui lui revient de droit. Il s’est fait élire en promettant un nouveau Colisée et il a été en mesure de tenir sa parole. Les autres politiciens devraient faire pareil de temps à autres...

Maria Aragon : La prochaine Justin Bieber? Par Samuel Cournoyer Un conte de fée se produit lui a fait cette belle invitation. Lady manifestement pour Maria Aragon, Gaga a surpris la petite demoiselle une jeune fille âgée de 10 ans, origi- alors qu’elle était en entrevue à naire de Winnipeg, au Manitoba. l’émission de radio The Breakfast Essentiellement, cette petite chan- Show, sur les ondes de la radio teuse a été invitée par son idole, nul 99.9 Virgin, le vendredi 18 février autre que Lady Gaga, pour chanter dernier. avec celle-ci, en duo. Maria et Gaga Il n’en a pas fallu davantage pour chanteront ensemble la nouvelle que le tour de chant de Maria fasse pièce de la Lady, intitulée Born This le tour du monde; le clip a été Way, au concert de la vedette, le 3 visionné plus de 9 millions de fois, mars prochain, à Toronto. 5 jours seulement après sa sortie! En effet, Lady Gaga a été Actuellement, il s’agit de la vidéo le tellement ému par la vidéo de la plus populaire au Canada. jeune Maria, interprétant Born This Comme quoi, il faut toujours croire Way, publiée sur Youtube, qu’elle en ses rêves! Voici le lien de la vidéo de la jeune Maria, interprétant sa fameuse chanson : http ://bit.ly/hC0DSM


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Health & Beauty Five simple ways to look amazing at 6 am!

By Judy-Ann Mitchell-Turgeon

As we all know, waking up for an 8 am class is Go for a single neutral eye shadow and not the easiest task! And the task gets even hard- concealer to cover up any dark circles or puffier when one has to look awake and put together ness. Examples of affordable and great quality concealers include Maybelline’s DreamMousse with only a few hours of sleep behind them. concealer and Annabelle’s SkinTrue concealer. Here are a few tips to help: Either one will perfectly hide the tiredness off your eyes. First of all, cleanse, tone and moisturize your If you still feel like your eyes are tired and face in the morning with citrus products such as puffy… here is an old wives’ remedy: take a Clean and Clear’s Morning Burst. This will not cooled spoon out of your freezer and place it on your eyes. Not only does it work but it will also only make you look fresh as a morning breeze but will also prepare you for the long day ahead! wake you up!

Next, if you are in a rush and do not have time to take a shower, spray your hair with a dry shampoo such as Tresemme’s Dry Shampoo. Your hair will feel and look as if it was freshly washed. Twist up your bangs and secure it with bobby pins and you’re almost ready! As for your outfit, comfortable blue jeans and a casual shirt topped off with a scarf or a pretty necklace will do. The simpler it is, the greater you will look! Give it a try

Should we eat breakfast in the morning even if we are really not hungry?

By Gabriel Fortin We have always been sensitized about the importance of a healthy breakfast. And let’s face it, there are millions of studies proving the value of this morning meal. In our daily routine, many students like us simply don’t wake up hungry and just don't feel like eating…The question is: should we cram a healthy meal down anyway? The answer isn't to eat when you don't want to eat (this would be totally uncomfortable!) but to delay your morning meal by let’s say, from 30 to 60 minutes. In fact, people normally get hungry about an hour after their waking. If you are the type of person that tends to take a coffee first and have your breakfast later, then it is ok too! According to nutrition experts, that's just fine. But if you are in a hurry in the morning, don’t skip the breakfast part; always try to bring something with you. It is not necessary to have an abounding breakfast such as toast

and eggs. The point is that you eat some sort of healthy combo of fibre, lean protein and whole grain in the morning before lunch. This will keep your energy levels up and your body's metabolism humming. But, beware of waiting too long to eat. For instance, if you wake up at 6:30 and do not have breakfast, you're more likely to overeat at 10 because you will be ravenously hungry. Furthermore, there are a couple breakfast mistakes that you should try to avoid:

real breakfasts lead to poor mental performance (hello sugar crash!). I know that it sounds shocking or even unbelievable, but see if you can keep your cereals to 2 grams of sugar (it can be hard to find such low-sugar cereals out there, but they do exist!). And do not forget to look for those high in fibre. Not eating enough protein: Breakfast should power you until lunch. If you are not eating enough protein at breakfast, you’ll probably find yourself getting weak and shaky at mid-morning. Great ways to add in protein are eggs, nut butter, nuts and seeds and cottage cheese.

Now, some facts to inspire you... Studies indicate that people who skip breakfast are 450 percent more likely to be overweight than those who eat in the morning hours. So watch out!! Once you get into the habit of fuelling up in the morning, your body will start to crave for it, and your caloric intake at night-time should decrease because your body expects it will be refuelled after rest.

Our emotions and mood are centered in our brain and nervous Not eating fruits or vegetables: system—there’s a strong link beDon't fall into the thinking that tween diet and emotional health. A breakfast implies toasts or cereal healthy breakfast provides nourishonly. Always try to work in a fruit ment for our brains and nervous or veggie. It’s easy to bring an apple Just having a latte: system, as well as energy for our or a banana to class the morning, or And, I'd add this biggie breakfast whole body. It’s an important way to to simply add veggies in an ommess-up to the list, too. A latte is start the day off the best you can be. elette. simply not a complete breakfast! It (Susan Fyshe, Toronto’s Healthy might satisfy your hunger for a half Lifestyle Nutrition Consulting) Choosing high-sugar cereals: hour, but it will most probably lead Studies prove that high-sugar ce- you to overeating at lunch.


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Education in Quebec: Rights for the Minority, Privileges for the Majority

By Steve Santerre

Our former Prime Minister, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, warned us of the dangers that the ideology of Québec nationalism posed. By nature, it is divisive and does not promote a sense of common unity and cultural, ethnic, and linguistic diversity. Rather, it seeks to impose cultural, social, and political uniformity, founded on the principle of protecting the French language in Québec at any cost. We are most fortunate to be living in Québec, where we can be enriched by the beauty and eloquence of French, a language which must remain an integral part of our society. However, we also must realize that language is an element of culture. We are all individuals, are we not? Don’t all individuals have a distinct identity, personality, and worldview? Yes, I am confident that this is true. Do we not all belong to a certain culture? As a matter of fact, we do. Does our culture not only shape our way of thinking, but also our way of perceiving the world? You can bet your money on it! I am sure we have all heard these voices, perhaps while strolling down a lively city street or while standing up in an overcrowded bus: Individual rights? You must be kidding! No, that would be dangerous! A national identity is what we want! What if people started speaking English, then we would be in trouble. We must prevent the angliciza-

tion of the province! So they did. On August 26th, 1977, with the passing of Bill 101, individual rights were thrown in the trash and education you know that thing we all should appreciate, that thing that liberates us I’ll tell you what they did to it. They decided that not all citizens deserved the right to choose to send their children to English schools. Democracy 101 for you! We are free, right? If that’s what our leaders tell us, it must be true! It must. As students and staff of Champlain College, we must remain vigilant so as to ensure that our civil and human rights and freedoms, protected under the Charter, do not wither away. The Parti Québécois’s language warrior Pierre Curzi and its present leader, Pauline Marois, are committed to extending Bill 101 to the CEGEP level. The verdict of whether this law passes or fails illustrates how nationalists in the National Assembly (that sure has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it!) in this province are trying once again to socially engineer the population, and build more ‘cultural fences,’ dividing those with rights and those with privileges in la Belle Province. That’s right, not all Quebecers have equal rights. Bienvenue au Québec! Language laws in Québec restrict our rights and freedoms; but do you believe or do they serve another, more important purpose?

Rant and Rave

How Can We Help?

By Gurnikki Bindra

According to UNICEF, over 22,000 children die every day around the world. This number is equivalent to one child dying every four seconds. Silent killers such as poverty, hunger and easily preventable diseases are the cause of this.1 For what purpose am I telling you this? We are only students from Canada. What difference can we really make? The fact is, we can make a huge difference. If we have the will, there is no limit to what we can achieve. We do not live in a bubble. We live in a world, a pretty big world full of people who can use our help. I am not telling you to go and adopt a child from Af-

rica. All I am saying is that we are blessed to live where we do and to have what we have; so why not give back? Go out and clean up a park with your friend, have a fundraiser and choose an organization to donate some money to, volunteer, and participate in events like the 30 Hour Famine. We have the internet at our fingertips and we can do plenty of good by using it to promote social activism. It is time for us to make a change. Find an organization and learn about what is happening in the world. Every little step we take as individuals to make the world a better place makes the world as a whole a better place to live in.

Tolerance By Dayna Mcdz Although Canada is very tolerant of different cultures, religions and belanguage is superior to English in Quebec. Just the other day, a classmate of mine suggested that I “move out of Quebec” because my French vocabulary liefs, we as a whole have yet to brush off our differences which all too often tend to divide members of both official language communities. While explor- does not stand a chance in the workforce or in society in general. This person ing Canada with fifty other young adults, I discovered for the first time how is French, but when have I ever made distasteful comments about her level beautiful this country really is. Our country is home to many nationalities, of expertise in English? Instead of respecting the other language and helping traditions, and glorious sights, but what made me most proud when I travan English speaker who may not be familiar with certain expressions, this elled was my ability to speak both English and French. Not everyone I met classmate decided it is best to simply discourage someone from learning. The could say the same. For the first time, I found a love for the French language, English minority in Quebec has been discriminated against in the public and but it took me eighteen years to finally feel motivated to learn and appreciate private sectors! How many anglophone politicians do you know of who are it. The only downside to this newfound motivation: I had to return to Quenot afraid to speak English at the Quebec National Assembly? When somebec, where arguments about language never end. one applies for a job, the fact that they may not be Québécois de souche with a perfect French accent sometimes prevents us from getting hired. Also, emThe individuals we met in different parts of Canada were welcoming towards the francophones in our group, and attempted to learn French ployees from various commercial establishments have mistreated members of the anglophone community, and that includes me, by ignoring my questions themselves. I would be lying if I said Quebec is as welcoming. We have an abundance of obnoxious and judgemental people who claim that the French or pretending not to understand me.


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Ingredients

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1 cup all-purpose flour 2 eggs 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup water 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons butter, melted

How to do it: 1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and the eggs. Gradually add in the milk and water, stirring to combine. Add the salt and butter; beat until smooth. 2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each crepe. Tilt the pan with a circular motion so that the batter coats the surface evenly. 3. Cook the crepe for about 2 minutes, until the bottom is light brown. Loosen with a spatula, turn and cook the other side. Serve hot.

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