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Locals complain about students Neighbourhood Watch and police form comittee to deal with the issue by Owen Imprint

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esidents of Sunview Street, Albert Street, Hickory Street West and Lester Street are concerned with the behavior of some university students in the

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The citizens, in conjunction with Neighbourhood Watch and the Waterloo Regional Police formed a committee to attempt to deal with their concerns. The residents compiled a list of their grievances which included vandalism to resident’s property and telephone booths, thefts, trespassing, noise, littering, parking violations and poor upkeep of some student’s houses. The members of the committee stressed that “we’ve. got nothing against students, we just want to be treated like citizens.” Constable Michael Mercer of the Waterloo Regional Police commented, “It’s a few students who spoil it for the many,” and the meeting was “not about pointing fingers.” The residents were especially concerned with the conduct of students who leave the bars on University Avenue after closing-time and then trespass through their property. Complaints of students urinating on lawns, and damage to property (fences, lawn ornaments, hedges etc.) have been made to poIice. The residents said that the problems are not necessarily caused by students who live

in the area, but by students passing through on their way home from the bars. In an attempt to deal with the issue, residents have signed waiver forms that entitle the police to act on the residents behalf on their property. Constable Mercer said that police will be enforcing trespassing laws and will be handing out tickets from $50 to a maximum fine of $2,000. Mercer also pointed out that trespassing on someone’s property at night can be treated as a criminal offence. While the residents are pleased with the police response, they feel that the problem should also be dealt with by improved communication between residents and students. The primary goal of the committee is to educate students about the issue and remind students that “you have a responsibility when you live in a community. .. I would treat someone else’s property just like my own.” The committee hoped that by informing students of their concerns, students would be more respectful of the local citizens and their property. Respect was a word mentioned a lot at the meeting. One member said, “Have your parties and that, but keep the noise down, respect other people.” The residents realise that students often only live in the area for four or eight months, but they wanted students to think of themselves as citizens and residents ofthe area and act accordingly. The committee had many concerns regarding the

general maintenance of student houses. They complained that some students do not shovel the snow from the sidewalk in front of their houses or cut the grass in the summer, and the properties become messy, littered with garbage and beer bottles. The committee acknowledged that depending on the lease, snow removal and grass cutting could be the responsibility of the landlord, and not all student houses are a problem. The police and the bylaw office have been notified about the resident’s concerns and students could be fined if snow and ice are not removed or if cars are parked on the street during winter, preventing passage of snow plows. Constable Mercer said that another serious issue was the theft of traffic signs in the area. “It is not uncommon for street signs and stop signs to disappear causing potential danger to motorists,” Mercer said, Police have adopted a iow tolerance policy for the area and will be diligent in enforcing the law, especially after the bars close on weekends. Constable Mercer summed up the efforts of the committee by saying, “The Sunview Neighbourhood Watch program is trying to promote awareness and use crime prevention to educate all residents to make their community-a better place to live.” The residents welcome students to join the committee, or just come to a meeting to input their ideas. Interested students should contact the Neighbourhood Watch office.

So long and thanks for all the fish Outgoing Fed executive leave nothing as they got it By Natalie Imprint

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f nothing else, the past year has been a time of change for the Federation of Students. The outgoing executive highlighted the significant restructuring that has plagued the Feds this year at their Annual General Meeting held Wednesday, March 25. This year saw the addition of another Vice President and the reshuffling of duties within the Fed executive. Justifying the restructuring, Bellabarba told the membership in his end-of-year report, “You see before you a Federation executive that is more focused in each portfolio.” Significant changes have also occurred within the Feds at the corporate level, which should save the organization $100,000 to $120,000 next year. Among Bellabarba’s accomplishments this ‘year was the development of a new fee structure for the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA), for which Bellabarba is the current treasurer. He was also instrumental in making the hiring of UW graduates and co-op students a priority in the North Campus development. In the report of the Vice-President Administration

and Finance, Raju Pate1 noted that the Federation is now slated to lose only $40,000 this year rather than the $70,000 projected last month. The difference arose after Compuscape, who share a portion of their profits with the Federation of Students, pledged to give the Feds at least a $30,000 share of their profits on the year. The $40,000 loss the Feds plan to take this year is a significant improvement over the last three years. The Feds lost $150,000 in 1994-95, $154,000 in 199596 and $130,000 in 1996-97, In detailing his activities for the year, Vice-President Education Jeff Gardner noted that “My biggest thing was external politics, and here’s why: we have a provincial government that believes education is being able to spell in your alphabet soup, but they want to charge you $28,000 a can.” Gardner highlighted his activities within the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) and CASA, emphasizing that “pretty much everything that was in Real Solutions [a CASA document presented to the Federa1 Government] is now Federal Law. We rewrote education in Canada in about five months.” For his part, Vice-President Internal Kurt Schreiter thrilled the membership with a description of his activities over the year, noting finally that “Also, I flirt with the

Turnkeys on a daily basis.” Schreiter changed the funding structure for the clubs, which now get $50 at the beginning of the term rather than $150, and may request more money as the need arises. Vice-President Student Issues Heather Calder noted the move of the Federation services from the VP1 portfolio to that of the VPSI. Calder also helped initiate the Environment Commission, formerly the Student Watgreen Network, a group with no formal affiliation to the Feds. Calder was also highly involved with the development of training modules for Frosh Ieaders. In addition to the presentation of the executive’s year-end reports, the Federation membersvoted on a 1.67 per cent increase in the Fed fee collected every term. Starting in May, the fee will increase from $24.10 to 24.50, This increase is to make up for inflation. Members also elected a new Federation of Students Board of Directors. Members of the board are selected from among Student’s Council members. The new Board of Directors will take office May 1, and will consist of Chris Farley, Peterjensen, Chris Buchanan, Catherine McLeod, Cedric Ogilvie, Milton Chan and Joe Clancy. The new Federation executive elected last month were also ratified at the meeting.

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rents when the new law takes effect. Kitchener MPP Wayne Wettlaufer, speaking for the government; says new construction of rental units will be encouraged by the new law. A greater supply of rental units would benefit tenants by increasing the vacancy rate and thus lowering rents. According to Professor David Hulchanski of York University, the government position incorrectly assumes that rent controls (introduced by the Tories three decades ago) are the cause of Ontario’s urban housing shortages. Hulchanski predicts no improvement under the new law. Minister of Housing Al Leach has admitted that there is no guarantee that newly built units will fall under the low-rent category, where the need is greatest. While the new law takes away penalties for poor maintenance,

and other major changes, there are a few things which will not change. Tenants will still have “security of tenure,“meaning they cannot be evicted without a legitimate cause, and the landlord must prove this before the new tribunal. ‘The end of a lease term will not constitute the end of the tenancy. Tenants will continue to have a legal right to dispute evictions and rent increases. “Damage deposits” and other charges beyond first and last month’s rent are still illegal. Landlords will still have to pay 6 per cent interest on last month’s rent, and will be legally obliged to provide rent receipts. Those who require more information and assistance can contact the Waterloo Region Tenants’coalition at 744-3032 or pick up information from the WPIRG office in the SLC.

All about socialism NDP leader to speak at UW by Kieran Imprint

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iexa McDonough, leader of the federal New Democratic Party, will be paying UW a visit this Friday, March 27. She is making an appearance at St. Jerome’s University to present a lecture on “The Future of Social Democracy.” McDonough was born in Ottawa in 1944, but spent most of her life in Nova Scotia. Her father was the first national researcher for the CCF, the forerunner of the NDP. Prior to getting into politics, McDonough made her career in social work. She earned her B.A. at Dalhousie, and then went on to get a Masters Degree from the Maritime School of Social Work, to which she would later return as a teacher, McDonough’s career has included work for the Nova Scotia Social Services department, social planning for the City of Halifax, and policy research at the InstituteofPublicAffairs, now Henson College, in Halifax. McDonough entered politics in 1980, being elected leader of the Nova Scotia NDP. This earned her a place in history as the first woman in Canada to lead a major political party. During her first term, she was the only NDP member in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly. She was reelected in the following three provinciai elections in 1984,1988 and

ber of Parliament for Halifax. McDonough was invited to speak at St. Jerome’s for the Fourteenth Annual Graduates Association Lecture. According to Dave Augustyn, St. Jerome’s University Graduate Affairs and University Relations officer, the Graduates’ Association Lecture is “a way of providing an educational experience for our graduates.” Past lecturers have included such Canadian personalities as Marc Lalonde and Victor Malarek of CBC’s Fifty Estate. Asked why Alexa McDonough had been invited to speak this year, Augustyn said, “We wanted to raise the profile of the lecture.” McDonough’s lecture will begin at 7~30 p.m. in Siegfried Hall, St. Jerome’s University. The event is open to the public, and the lecture will be followed by a question-and-answer period and a reception.

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Student fee may decrease Potential $9 reduction in Student Services fee by Makissa Imprint

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n what may be the only such occurence in current student’s university careers, UW is lowering a fee. The final decision to lower the Student Services fee will be made by the Board of Governors on April 7. The Student Services fee is an incidental fee which is collected each term from all fulltime and part-time undergraduate and graduate students. The fee goes towards services such as Athletic and Recreationa I Services, Career Services and personal counselling, Health and Safety, the English Language Proficiency program, and the UW

art gallery. Basically, this fee covers most on-campus services that don’t involve academics. The proposed reduction is $9.69 per full-time undergrad student, which would bring the fee from $89.87 to $80.18. Full-time graduate students’ fee will go down from $76.60 to $66.59. Parttime undergrads will save $2.91, while part-time graduate students will get to keep $2.70. According to Federation of Students President Mario Bellabarba, the fee is based on the money spent in previous terms. Thus, the services supported by this fee will not suffer because of the reduction. The Student Services fee was introduced in the 1993-94

academic year. It was decided that instead of hitting students with a large amount right from the beginning, the fee would be introduced gradually. In 1993-94, the Student Services fee was approximately $25. Over the next two years, that fee increased by approximately $25 each year. The fee is now beginning to level off, resulting in the $9.69 reduction. Last year, the biggest chunk of Student Services money ($1,294,071) was spent on Athletics and Recreational Services. Career Services and personal counselling saw $622,674, and $377,394 went to Health and Safety (including Health Services, Walk Safe and the Ombudsperson). The English Language Proficiency

program was given $139,955, and $12,42 1 went to the art gallery. Bellabarba figures that next year’s fee will be spent in the same areas as last year, with similar percentages going to each of the respective services. The fee will be re-evaluated next year at this time according to how the money was spent and how much was left over or owed. Since this year’s fees are tied to the actual cost of Student Services in the 1996-97 academic year. Students this year will benefit from “reduced indirect costs and the elimination of one-time early retirement costs,” according to Dennis Huber, Associate Provost (General Services and Finance).

The fees are decided upon by the Board of Governors but the Student Services Advisory Committee participates in these decisions to ensure that no extra or unnecessary money makes its way into any student fees. The Board of Governors executive committee will also be asked to approve a ten per cent tuition hike for both graduate students and undergrads. Bellabarba said that he was not sure what the ten per cent increase would go towards and, in fact, that was a question that he had planned to ask the committee. The ten per cent tuition increase will not apply to foreign graduate students as their fees are deregulated.

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he Federation of Students recognized UW student volunteers at the 15th Annual Student Leadership Awards Banquet last Friday, March 20. Deserving student were nominaLed by their peers, then nine students were selected by the Feds to receive the awards. Mario Bellabarba, Federation of Students President, commented that the awards are “the Feds’ opportunity to thank people who aren’t often thanked for their volu nteer work.” All nominees, as well as other student leaders and University administrators, attended the ban-

quet, held at Fed Hall. Kelly Foley, former Fed_eration of Students VP Education, was the keynote speaker. Foley expressed her respect for student volunteers, saying, “You set a standard that more people than you can ever imagine aspire to.” Foley went on to say, “You may not consciously write ‘change the world’ in your day-timer, but all of you do, and all your work, represents hope and optimism for the future.” The first award handed out was the newly created Environment Award, and the recipient was Michelle Bester. Student leadership awards were handed out to a student from each faculty. Because there was no one

nominated from Science, two awards were given out to the strong Arts field. Patricia Carter and Jason Risley were the Arts student leaders honoured. Jason Galvao was the award recipient from Applied Health Sciences. The Environmental Studies student selected was Ken De Souza. Amy Lai was awarded from Engineering, and Math student Graham Crate received the award for his faculty. The award for OveraIl Participation went to Xavier Aburto, a Math student, and the Overall Leadership Award was given to Jonathan Waterhouse from the Arts faculty. Al1 of the winners received a small cash prize from the event’s sponsor, Anderson Consulting.

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Four University of Waterloo graduates are among the winners of this year’s Academy Awards for scientific and technical achievement. Bill Reeves and Bob Krieger won Scientific and Engineering Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences while Paul Breslin and Kim Davidson are winners of Technical. Achievement Awards. Scientific and technical awards are given for devices,

methods, formulas, discoveries or invenCons of special and outstanding value to the arts and sciences of motion pictures and that also have a proven history of use in the motion picture industry. In 1996, Reeves, a 1964 UW math graduate whose film credits include Toy Story, was awarded the math faculty’s J.W. Graham Medal to recognize his computer-animation achievements. The qomputer-animation industry is unusually Canadian dominated and UW alum1 li are an important fraction of the techn ical workforce in this growing industry. continued

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On March 10, a ClearNet cellular phone, as well as an adapter and battery, were stolen from the South Campus Hall Bookstore Display Ca+ On March 19, officers investigated mischief to and theft from lockers outside Carl Pollock Hall , Room 1321. Various locker doors were bent at the top and one unlocked locker had $40 stolen from it. This is probably a good time to point out that you should lock your lockers, especially if they store cash. On March.20, several different articles of engineer ,wear were Stolen from the display case outside the Engineering Society office in Carl Pollock Hall. Missing are several shirts of various sizes, a leather wineskin;a baseball cap, beer glasses and shot glasses. All items are marked with the UW Engineering logo. Also on March 20, an IBM Thinkpad 380D was stolen from the Compucentre in the Student Life Centre.

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On March 13, a vehicle slid out of control and hit a utility pole near Psychology Bend and Minota Hagey Road. No injuries resulted from the accident, which was a result of icy road conditions. On March 14, officers investigated a motor vehicle accident at the Health and Safety Roadway near St. Jerome’s. A vehicle conducting snow removal had apparentIy struck a parked car. The driver of the vehicle was charged with failing to report a motor accident. On March 15, a vehicle was struck from behind while stopped at a red light located at Ring Road and University Avenue. The rear vehicle had been unable to stop due to ice. The accident was minor and damages are estimated at $700.

True

NorKrimes

On March 16, UW Police responded to a Help Line call as the result of an electrical

fire in a motor vehicle in A Lot. Obvidusfy, the fire was extinguished by the fire department and it is now safe to park in the A Lot. On March 18, a young lady rehearsing at the Humanities Theatre fell and dislocated a shoulder. With the assistance of ambulance personnel, the shoulder was returned to its proper position and no transport to hospital was required. On March 19, UW Police were notified by Waterloo Fire Dispatch of an alarm in the cafeteria at St. Jerome’s University. It was later discovered that materials used by a contractor replacing PVC Piping had falsely activated the alarm. On March 20, UW Police transported a distraught individual to the Grand River Medical Hospital Crisis Clinic. A similar incident occurred on March 23. On March 21, smoke from a microwave popping popcorn atop a refrigerator in REV set off a fire alarm.

Miscellaneous On March 12, the rear wheel of a bicycle was stolen outside Carl Pollock Hall. On March 17, two vehicles in B 1 Lot were vandalized. A 1988 red Chevrolet Corsica had the driver-side window smashed and a blue Honda suffered from a damaged driver-side mirror and a gouge on the right side of the trunk. On March 18, officers responded to a report of a fight between two people at the SLC. The minor scuffle e was provoked by a disagreement of some sort and the issue was resolved by the time police arrived. Ali parties involved did not seek further police action. UW Police would appreciate any information you may have Tegarding unresolved crimes (particularly thefts). You can either contact UW Police (at 888-4567 ext. 691 l), of call Regional Crime Stoppers (l800-262-2222). With the weather improving and more bicycle riders on the roads, UW Police would like to remind bicycle riders to follow the usual bicycle safety rules on campus. Sgt. Shortt of the UW Police notes that “a ton of steel weighs the same on-campus as anywhere else.” Hint, hint*


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students

protest

seal hunt Last Friday, hiarch Z&Z,500 protesters, included two busloads from the University of Waterloo, gathered outside the Federal Liberal Policy Convention in Ottawa to demonstrate against the cruelty of Canada’s east-coast seal hunt, the largest slaughter of marine mammals in the world. “Activists contend that the sealing industry is fraught with animal welfare problems and cases of abuse,” said Troy Seidle of the Center for Compassionate Living, a project of the Waterloo Public Interest Research Group (WPIRG). Politicians in Ottawa have responded by stressing their commitment to managing seals in a humane and sustainable manner. The Centre for Compassionate Living maintains, however, that the government has already “managed” east-coast fish populations into commercial extinctions. It has been suggested that Friday’s protest was the largest rally held in defense of animals in Canada’s history.

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hospital. A 20-year-old man was scheduled to appear in a provin-

butcher knife his skull. The

still embedded in 29-year-old victim met an ambulance crew cailed to his apartment at about 3:45 a.m. Saturday, then walked out with the knife in his head. He was taken to a Saskatoon hospital where he had surgery to remove the knife. After the surgery, - _ the man was in stabIe condition in

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face attempted

morning

murder

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charges.

The Beef?

For the third time in 24 hours, a McDonald’s restaurant in an outlying Montreal area was

Court case wraps up for Guelph

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Thirty-three University of Guelph students charged under the Trespass to Property Act resumed court proceedings in the Guelph provincial courtroom on Wednesday, March 25. The charges stem from an incident which took place on March 27, 1997. The students were charged by the University of Guelph for allegedly disrupting a Board of Governors meeting wherein a 10 per cent discretionary increase in tuition was being voted on. After over six hours of negotiation with university administrators, campus security, and Guelph police, the students were led away from the boardroom and charged with trespassing. The University of Guelph dropped their judicial trespassing charges in early Qctober, 1997. The trial was expected to wrap up on Wednesday.

Senior

kicked

in the groin

A 71 -year-old Cambridge man was kicked in the groin when he was approached by two young men as he put his bicycle away in his storage shed, police reported on Monday. Robbery was not the motive for the assault, which took place outside of the man’s house. The two men are described as being white, about 25-years-old, five feet nine inches tall and weighing between 150 and 170 pounds. They both had short hair, and one wore a brown leather jacket, dark pants and a baseball cap.

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southeast of the city, received a phone call on Saturday saying there was a bomb on the premises. Police searched the building, but found nothing. In another McDonald’s outlet, in the nearby town of Beloiel,

a fake bomb was found with an attached note saying “Death to American multinationals.” Police have declined to speculate whether the incidents are a result of tension between the fast-food chain and theTeamsters International Union, which has moved to organize its workers.


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Don’t eat seal penises

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n the surface, the issue of the commercial seal hunt suggests the two traditional and opposing views of man’s proper conception of nature. On one side you have people like the sealers, whose essential argument is that nature is put here for man to exploit and control. It’s man versus nature, baby, and our evotutionary edge, our big brains, give us the right to use the rest of the natural world for our own benefit. The problem with this line of reasoning is that when it is applied absolutely, we see humans ruining our own biosphere and slaughtering and torturing animals according to the whims of economic progress,’ human vanity or even “sport.” The idea that killing things in itself is fun is repugnant. I feel embarrassed to be a part of a species that does this. On the other hand, there is the view that nature is a benign and somehow egalitarian force in the world. There sits Mother Nature, glowing with fertility in a nice, loose fitting, floral sun dress, maternally urging us to live in harmony with all the other animals. Even this seeminglycogent notion fails when we hear people say that man is intruding in the realm of plants and animals, and that we should defer to all other forms of life on the planet. So if my basement is full of rats, I should just live with it because I don’t have any more claim to the planet than a rat? Nature is the cruelest system of reward and punishment that could be conceived. If you are weak, you die. if your surroundings change and you don’t adapt, you die. There is nothing that could be called justice in nature, so humanity has to stand up and exert some control once in awhile. The commercial seal hunt, however, has nothing to do with protecting, propagating or even enhancing human existence. Seals are killed so that wealthy men and women can walk around wearing the fur and impressing their peers with a pitiful display of wealth. Why they don’t just buy a Gore-Tex jacket and tape hundred dollar bills to it, only Karl Lagerfeld knows. The other common reason for killing seals is for their penises. You see, some Asian homeopathic medical traditions believe that eating these reproductive organs enhances our own reproductive performance. Apparently, seals are tremendous lovers and you will be too, if you eat their penises. This is the common, “natural” medicine representativeness fallacy: ingesting plant of animal tissue will affect you internally according to the use or macroscopic characteristics of that tissue. Someone has to take these morons on acid aside and explain to them that eating the penis of another animal is not going to make their own work any better. This atavistic horseshit should be condemned by Canadian and international governments. The fact that seals are killed for these indulgent and irrational reasons makes the cruelty of their slaughter all the more reprehensible. Troy Seidle of WPIRG’s Centre for Compassionate Livingpointsout that “since 1996, over 100 sealers have faced charges of skinning seals alive [and] using illegal weapons.” The seal hunt surpasses any other form of animal “harvesting” in terms ofcruelty. It is embarrassing and shameful that humans do this at all, but when our federal government subsidizes the slaughter, it’s hard to respect them as leaders. (If we ever did.) Of course, our federal government is only trying to further prop up the economy of Canada’s maritime region. Successive governments condoned the obliteration of the cod stocks and paid fishers U.1, for the other six months when they weren’t working. Now, we are further embarrassed by assertions that seal eat cod and therefore threaten the cod fishery, so we should kill seals to give jobs toout-ofwork fishermen grid simultaneously protect cod stocks. What great fiction we can create when money, the greatest collective fiction, is involved. We have to kill plants and animals. There is no possible way for humans to exist on Earth with moral absolutes against killing animals. We are all responsible for some slaughter, directly or indirectly. If you have ever been in a car, or used anything made of plastic, Exxon Valdez is your fault, We all demand things which, when supplied, destroy all sorts of resources. We can, however, avoid the slaughter of animals whose flesh looks nice on us and whose parts make romantic elixirs. If there ever was a market for politician skin coats, and cabinet minister’s brains were prized for their hallucinogenic properties when ingested (as is my theot)r), you can bet we would quickly see a moratorium on that harvest.

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Fun and games with CASA

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fter the so called ‘Education Budget,’ representatives of the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) and the Federation of Students are celebrating with a round of champagne drinking, self-glorification and all around pats on the backs. As best as possible, CASA’s professional lobbyists are scrambling to take all the credit for the not-so-impressive-but-significantly-hyped -up Millennium scholarship fund. $3000 for 10,000 students each year for 10 years does little to elevate crushing levels of debt for the vast majority of students. Granted, it is a positive step, but this fund does nothing to restore full funding for the post-secondary education that has been gutted in recent years. That being said, I’m sick and tired of the CASA and Fed executives who have been touting this achievement as a huge success and monumental achievement for all students. What it is, is an opportunity for them to tell students “hey look, we’re doing a good job -even ifyou don’t know who we are, and you’ve never seen our faces because we’ve been too busy lobbying.” The Feds are always talking about how apathetic students at UW are, but do they think we’re stupid as well? Students, in their every day experience, can see that the Millennium Fund and other Real solutions adopted by the Liberal Government don’t add up to much. For the Feds VP. of Education to say “We won big in this last budget. In fact, we won huge,” not only shows his narrow view of student interests, but also a seeming inability to identify what is obviously false. Even the issues that CASA considers “legitimate student issues” have not been significantly addressed - tuition continues to increase, education quality continues to decrease, And what about the issues that lie outside of CASA’s narrowly defined concept of student issues? What about health care and unemployment? What about the Tory “Tenant Protection Act” that will lead to higher rent for students? What about possible municipal plans to reduce transit services because of down loading? It seems that CASA is the biggest winner of the 98 budget. The Millennium fund - touted even a month ago as Chretien’s legacy for Canada - is nothing more than a distraction for the real Liberal legacy of slashing core education funding and screwing students year after year. What a delight for the government that

CASA bought this gimmick and even hype it up as the pinnacle of their lobbying efforts. As the federal government well knows, incorporating a few of CASA’s (lame) suggestions into Federal policy is intended to send the message to student groups that they should put their time and money into lobbying. CASA buys this hook, line and sinker. Meanwhile, groups like the Canadian Federation of Students and locally based activist groups represent a much more substantial problem and concern for aI levels of bureaucrats - from top university administrators to provincial &d federal bureaucrats. These groups engage in actions that disrupt the blatantly undemocratic and anti-student university process, flexing political clout and pushing for poIicy change that CASA takes credit for. CASApositions itself halfwiy between these angry students and the public bureaucrats. Theymisrepresent their position as “reasonable, respectable, Real Solutions” (common sense?) which sell out the interests of students. The bureaucrats eagerly buy these “solutions” so that they can claim that government decisions are based on student input and that student lobbying and consultation really does work. As Imprint Editor-in-Chief Peter Lenardon put it last week, CASA is “playing the game properly.” Oh, it’s one big game - for CASA. For the rest of us, this isn’t a game.

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wenty years ago, March 31, 1978 this paper was born out of a campus conflict that had to end. Students spoke clearly in two referendums. The old paper was out (82 percent) and Imprint legitimized (77 percent). Classic democracy - tough for anyone to fight. What we wanted to do with Imprint was set up the structures to restart a legitimate, needed student press at UW. Not just a fun and games paper, but an open paper. Open to political extremes. Actually, a paper anything students wanted to make of it. Accountable. Definitely norlike the past Federation papers Bullseye and the Real Chevron, which we detested. With financing, advertising, incorporation, office space, staff, policies and everything else to concern us, the paper couldn’t be all that it might. I prefer Imprint to be judged by what it has be-

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come years later. Imprint had in the beginning what it needed most. Talented, principled people like Mark MC&ire, Oscar Nierstrasz, Sylvia Hannigan, Lori Farnham, Steve Hull, Chris Dufault, Ciaran O’Donnell, Steve Izma, Nick Redding, John W. Bast, Carole Marks, John Heimbecker, Karen Moore and many others. Some had been at the general meeting in front of the Arts Library called because an American draft dodger, then Federation president, closed the paper. He shouldn’t have and we continued printing until we were reinstated. I got back-pay as production manager of the Free Chevron. After dropping the “free,” the Stalinists on the paper no longer needed to tone down their politics for broad based staff support -the battle had been won. Allies became traitors and worse to this Political Party within a student newspaper. It turned out they actually did not believe in due process, democracy or even a free press. They just used these things. When we proposed separation of the paper from the student government (after all, the Federation closed us down), they opposed us. The government is supposed to run the press. When they voted (through attrition) staff member Chris Dufault off the paper (for collecting signatures for a referendum on separation!) we resigned en masse to start our own paper. The Canadian University Press studied the situation and concluded that the Chevron had violated the CUP statement of principles concerning staff democracy and recommended it be expelled. It was. 37 student papers voted against the Chevron with two in favour. My becoming Board of Publications chairman was encouraged and used to advantage by the Stalinists when I was with the Chevron, and of course used as proof that Imprint was a tool of the Federation when I gave up on them. Again, CCJP investigated Imprint and found it independent and with fair coverage of events. We were admitted in asa member. Utilizing what we could: The Federation, Canadian University Press, Engineering Society, the result was obvious if students were given a choice. It was a great feeling walking back into CC140 vacated by the Chevron to continue the tradition of the UW student press. Coryphaeus, Chevron and Imprint, Jim Nagel, who coined the name Chevron (look at UW’s crest), was at the meeting that started the new paper. He was stressing continuity. My name,

are judged

to be libellous

with a signature. or discriminatory

The Imprint, beat his “19” -the last volume number of the chevron - as well as: The Invoice, Nexus, Fizzog, The Chameleon, The Instrument, The Gricker Days, Voice, Free Press, Tomorrow’s Student, WaterlooStudent’s Journalism Club, The Student’s View, The Water-logue!, The Opportunist, Coryphaeus, and The Rational Enquirer. It’s great to set the paper thrive in print and on the web. It’s great to see traditions like Misprint continue (we also published The Glossette and The Kitchener-Waterloo B-Track or Cassette.) Thanks to the current staff and all the staff and contributors in the last two decades for justifying our years of struggle.

- Ratldy Barkmm Past Imprint

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am responding to the letter from last weeks Imprint “Will The USA Live?” by an unnamed author. This letter expressed complaints concerning members of the Executive of the United Students Association, and the Fashion Show Committee. I found the opinions expressed therein offensive. First, I must state that my re-

The Parking Lot is Full

sponse is in no way to be associaced with the United Students Association. The United Students Association Executive elected to allow this matter to rest, and let

our achievements stand as our defenseagainst these accusations. However, on a personal level, I aim to present another view to the accomplishments of these people. The author pointed an accusing finger at the current President, describing her as “totally incapable of organizing and heading the student group” and claiming that the lowered membership, numbers this term are a result of her not employing “aggressive” recruitment tactics. As far as being incapable of performing the duties of office, the current President’s record speaks for itself. With an intramura1 basket-: ball team, two pool nights at the! Cove, movie.night and the Fash-i ion Show, club members have had more than adequate compensation for their club fee. Concerning the latter comment, since it is only the club’s second term of existence, making such a definitive conclusion is impossible as there has not been enough time for any sort of pattern to emerge, Even if one was to make up this conclusion, how does one who is not even on the executive committee know the exact number of members from both terms? continued

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Next, the author stated comments about my ‘inability’ to do my job. As the Vice President of the United Students Association, I’m described as out of touch with club issues, “useless,” and the ever flattering “(unable to) even cell you the time of day.” First of all, the phrase should be “I won’t give those who waste my rime, the time of day.” Are you bitter because I have left you standing talking to the brick wail countless times? Since you never had anything legitimate or valid to say, I felt no need to have you waste my time with your stupidiry. I have had countless numbers of interactions with a variety of people everyday and it seems that you are the only one complaining about my intelligence. The author finally focuses on the Clothing Managerof the fashion show, claiming that she “hardly knows her right from her left.” He describes a scenario where the fashion show had to be canceled due to a lack of clothing to be modeled. As anyone who had gone to the show could affirm, there was a diverse range of clothing modeled on stage and nothing was ever shown twice. One final note: I would like to ask the author a few simple questions. If you are able to write so eloquently in attacking the club, then why didn’t you take an executive position at the beginning of the term? If you’re so confident about what you stand for, why have you chosen to remain anonymous? Were you hopiing to destroy the hard work and efforts of others? We, the USA, welcome constructive criticism from all sources and take it as incentive to perform above our individual capabilities. If you ask any of the people in attendance, they will tell iyou that the United Students Association is no where near her jdeat h bed. ! -

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Come on, take $xw coffee and run TotheEditur: am writing this to express my displeasure with the services provided by the local William’s Coffee Pub. During the past few weeks, I have frequented the nearby establishment on many occasions, whether it be between classes, to finish up some homework, or to lounge in the evenings with friends. I have become aware of its growing popularity among university and high school students as a place of study, reIaxation and conversation, and am sorry to have to be writing this now. On a recent visit, I, alongwith friends, experienced a side of William’s I figured was non-existent. After spending a considerable amount of money buyingcof-

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fee, hot chocolate, donuts and more, we were targeted for harassment by someone we thought to be the store manager. After arriving early enough in the evening to find a cozy booth, where we could all fit comfortably, we noticed the store was becoming increasingly busy and the remaining tables and booths were becoming scarce. The manager started searching for places the incoming clientele could sit. That is when the harassment began. He started with a nearby group of teens, who had obviously intended William’s to be the evening’s meeting post. The manager began asking them if they had purchased anything within the last half-hour. With more than one of them drinking coffee, the question was quickly answered. He then continued to question the group’s seating arrangement, as there were five instead of the correct four in the booth. I didn’t realize the vast implications. Soon enough, the group decided to leave the aggravation behind and, “as a precaution,” was escorted out by this over-zealous manager. Then came our table’s turn. With three still half-full coffees in front of us, we were asked about our purchases and then left alone...for a whole five minutes. Returning, the manager, or whoever he was, annoyed us with his pressing questions again. By this time, we had decided to leave to avoid any further aggravation or expenditure on behalf of the excited fellow. We also decided to leave a small note (written in relatively intelligent words) expressing our unhappiness with the night’s events. As we left, the manager, who followed us to the door and outside, scooped the note up. After being questioned outside as to the intent of the note, we continued to elaborate for the confused man. Eventually, we departed with a sour taste of pissed-off in our mouths. What I fail to understand is why we, among others, were targeted for ejection. We were spending our thin, hard-earned bank accounts in “his” store, doing homework, talking quietly and not causing any problems. Was our money not good enough? Was our repeat business not worth anything to this man? Does the fact that we did not co-ordinate our coffee purchases, so we all finished at the same time leave us susceptible to the manager’s harassment? Who is it, if not us students, who supply Wiffiam’s with a majority of their income? Why else would it be located among two universities and numerous high schools? I do realize the importance of purchasing a product in order to receive thecomfort of seating and shelter, but is it fair to rush customers out the door by any means possible to facilitate new customers? I believe the seated customers are more likely to exhibit displeasure in being forced to gulp down their hot coffees and then

pushed out the door than the person coming in is to fmd the place too busy to accommodate them. At least the newcomer can find another setting and still enjoy a relaxed environment somewhere else (ie. the Blue Dog Bagel shop across the street) while the William’s customer, who has just been harassed, is left with a ruined evening at the hands of an ignorant coffee shop manager. In the future, I hope that the William’s management will recognize the importance of repeat customers when deciding what to do in a busy situation. Customers will not come back if they are forced to buy unprecedented amounts of coffee/food to stay at a table. Who would go into a place knowing they have a half-hour limit to talk and have a coffee? The answer: tsobody.

- Mike Pmons 3N Honours

Science

Will The USA Live? Part 2

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his letter is a retraction of some of the things written in last week’s Imprint concerning the United Students Association. Last week, I said I had to get a few things off my chest and I did. Unfortunately, some feelings were hurt. By expressing my concern for the fate of the student group, I in no way intended to persecute the characters of those that hold executive positions within the student organization. However, my intent was to highlight the inadequacy of certain individuals. I refuse to apologize for my feelings, as I hold these things to be the truth. 1 want to apologize to the members who might have been offended and to those executive members who perform their jobs well. I would like to retract the last seven lines of my previous letter. But the rest remains, like it or not. Long live the USA.

Conflict of interest

MPRINT,

hearing the results. My annual Oscar party, A Celebration of Celebrities, had to be canceled this year due to a laboratory exam the very next day. Now I have a pound of pat6 and a tuxedo lying around my house. The biggest shame was that I was unable to find out what the stars were wearing and who made it, and to share the joy of winning and agony of defeat of the people who I consider to be some of my

am writing on behalf of a grow ing number of aggravated university students. It seems that exams happen to fall right into awards show season. I find that I have the difficult decision of either studying for an exam and doing well, or watching my favourite Hollywood stars come out to shine. This decision has caused me great malaise, and I find studying for school is winning out. It has been suggested to just tape the award shows and watch them the next day or week, but watching it later on just doesn’t have the same magic, plus I find that I’m unable to leave the house until I’ve watched it for fear of

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best friends: Tom Cruise, Jodie Foster, and Billy Crystal. I realize that moving the award season until after exams would be impossible; with banquet halls, hotels, and caterers booked months in advance, I urge the university to postpone exams next winter until after a11 of the awards have been handed out, including the Emmys.

WPIRC

WATERLOO PUBLIC INTEREST RESEARCH GROUP Student life Centrs Room 2139 Ext. 2578 or 8004082 cwpirg&uMl .uwohrbxa* <http://watssrvl .uwatarb.c&wpirg>

Landlord-Tenant Q & A Q. How dues the new latrdlofd tenant act uffect me?

and

A. The provincial government plans to bring the new TenantProlec&n Act into effect by May, 1998. This Act phases out rent controls f’or all vacant apartments. “Sitting tenants” (those who stay where they are) will still be under some modified rent controls: rents can be raised 3 percent above the iegal maximum, once per year. Increases above 3 percent will require approval by the Ministry of Housing. Once the existing tenant moves out, the landlord will be able to charge whatever rent the market will bear. Some landlords are already keeping apartments vacant so as to raise rents when the legislation comes into effect. Thus, the supply of rental housing is already being limited. Since most students move every year, the majority of student apartments will be “decontrolled” by 1999-2000. Some landlords will be encouraged to harass tenants out of their apartments in order to raise the rents. The new law states that harassment is illegal. A tenant can bring an application to the new Ontario Rental Housing Tribunal to stop harassment and obtain compensation from the landlord. Still, harassment will be difficult to prove. If vacancy rates are low, many students will lose affordable accommodation. Q. Can I break my hs~?

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Friday,

A. If you break a lease or vacate prior to the end of the term of the lease, the landlord can sue you for lost revenue for the time remaining on the lease. In this instance, the landlord must try to “mitigate damages” (try to re-rent the premises). The landlord cannot sit idly until the term of the lease expires. Still, the landlord may have difficulty in re-renting during

summer months. The court will usually award damages for lost rental revenue if it believes the Iandlord has made a genuine effort to re-rent the premises. a Under the present law, the Lundlord and T’mun~Act, the way to minimize the riskof being sued is to pay the landlord reasonable out-of-pocket expenses in the form of a newspaper ad or credit check, for example, for a prospective tenant. You can also run your own ad, or post a notice on the Housing Board of the SLC. List your own number on the ad or notice, then keep track of tenants who see the apartment. If the landlord refuses a prospective tenant, you may be able to prove the landlord is arbitrarily withholding consent. If you can prove this, you can ask a court to terminate your tenancy. You have the right to refuse to pay an “administrative fee” if asked, since the landlord ‘must first prove the cost of re-renting. Once the new law comes into effect, the method of minimizing risk will change, as per changes in the law. For more detailed information, you can consult a pamphlet available through WPIRG. This pamphlet answers other common questions, including: 1) Can the landlord evict me when my lease expires? 2) What can I do if my apartment needs repair? 3)What can I do if the landlord invades my privacy? The preceding was contributed by Lawrence B. Skoog, staff lawyer at Waterloo Region Community Legal Services. Mr. Skoog will be available to answer questions at the Student Life Centre on Tuesday, March 31, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. For information call 744-3032.


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The Besz Dispenser

by Mark Best

Why I’m Prbud to be a Canadian Reason #lo24

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ave you heard this one? For a few days, we had the world maps changed. Apparently, a senator in Vermont wanted to get more funding to the University of Vermont’s Sea Study branch. However, the only lake they could really work on is Lake Champlain. Undaunted, Senator Patrick Leahy made an amendment to some legislation going to Clinton, which basically

added Lake Champlain to the list of The Big Five for purposes of obtaining the National Sea Grant. Excuse me, but I have to laugh at this. Leahy said that it was nothing that would require a name, or a map change. After all, Lake Ontario cioesn’t have a full name of Great Lake Ontario. But I guess chat it was enough of a history rewrite to piss off any state senator bordering the other five

Great Lakes. Of course, none of these complaints and arguments happened until after Clinton signed the legislation. Right now, I don’t know which was more insulting: a) the fact that there was a sixth Great Lake for a while; b) that no one did anything until & it was passed; c) that it was just a money grab; or d) that Canada said and did nothing. Did we even know about it? Well, I guess it doesn’t really matter. I mean, the war of 1812 was so long ago, so we’ve just let bygones be bygones and let them deal with the lakes. And this is just sad: two prepubescent boys in Jonesboro, Arkansas dressed in camouflage shot

OutRage

by Lauren Stephen

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arching the Academy Awards Tuesday night, I remembered how often Hollywood is accused of being pro-gay. I know I’ve written about this subject before, but as I watched clips from all of the Best Picture Oscar winners I noticed that at least two of this decade’s winners have been quite homophobic movies. That’s two homophobic films in recent memory which supposedly pro-gay Hollywood has honoured with its highest award. The films are Bmvehtwti and The Silence of the Lambs. Mel Gibson’s B~~ve,4eart, which won the Best Piccurc Oscar two years ago, plays fast and loose with historical facts to portray Prince Edward (the villain Longshanks’ son) and his lover Pierce Gaveston as snivelling, cotally feeble characters. Edward is ridiculously bad at practising the

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“manly” act of war-making. Despite his youth, Eaveston is physitally overpowered and killed by an old, sick Longshanks. And compare Edward’s reaction to Gaveston’s death to William Wallace’s (Mel Gibson) reaction when his sweetheart is murdered by English soldiers: William gets revenge by killing the soldiers and waging a war that brings England to its knees; Edward collapses sobbing into a heap. In T&e Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme, 1991), the vicious serial killer who mutilates wo-men is a man who wants to become a woman, and the niovie presents him as stereotypically gay. In this way, the film plays into the false notion that gay men hate women. As well, Dr. Hannibal Lector mentions chat one of his gay patient’s sexual tastes ran to the exotic, which

eventually led to his murder. 228 +!MmeoftheLumb.s, then, presents the gay world as one of sadistic torture and murder, just as it is sometimes described by the very ignorant and homophobic. It’s also been suggested that the monstrous Hannibal ‘The Cannibal’ is himself a homosexual, what with his slight lisp, his effeminacy, and the fact that he is the only male character in the film who doesn’t seem to be \ attracted to Jodi Foster’s character. Now I’m not suggesting that these films didn’t deserve to win Best PicFure Oscars - alright, Brzzvedeuti didn’t deserve co win, but The Silence of the Lambs is one of my favourice movies - I am suggesting that the fact Hollywood made and honoured these homophobic movies is evidence that it is far from being pro-gay.

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this: in a world where our beliefs are so frequently determined by those of our parents, how can we intelligently decide which beliefs co question and which co leave unchallenged? Dogmatic thinking is not a new phenomenon. Our world has been operating on age-old wisdom for thousands of years. But even the blind change theirviews. Eventually, this knowledge becomes scale and untenable, and the surrounding culture collapses or adapts. However, we live in an age that may be ready to escape this vicious cycle. Advances in science have enabled us to build a firmer foundation for human thought, and while these results have not eliminated the public’s appetite for the mysterious or the sublime, the practicality of the evidence has tempered these needs. Religion suffered a huge secback at the expense of the scientific machine. For, despite his espousal of chat which is unseen, even the most devout spiritualist is impressed by the tangible (and

and killed four girls and one teacher, injuring 11 others. May I be the first co ask what the fuck is wrong with America? Do all kids nowadays solve their problems in the States (and I’m very sorry to say that it’s a growing trend here in Canada) with violence? Apparently one of the boys (one 11, one 13) had just broken up with a girl in that school, and said he was going to run away, but I guess he left out the part of killing everyone he knew before he left. Active therapy maybe, but I’d prefer padded rods than a bullet to the head. I don’t get it. Is it society’s fault (i.e. the Jerry Springer shockwave) or is it the entertainment industry (i.e. the A-Team connection)? ‘Course, does it really maccer what is the cause of the violence? It’s there, let’s deal with it while we can and don’t wear body armour. How do we do thac?You could say that guns are the cause of this

tragedy, and you’d be partially right. But I’m a believer in the school of thought that gun-retailers-usually-don’t-sell-guns-tokids. I may be wrongabout that in Arkansas. Yet: most of the time, the theory holds true. Yes, I’d love to see a world without guns and violence. However, let’sagree to the fact that we’d all kill each other with knives, lead pipes, and candlesticks in the library. There are also tall buildings and cars. And I never saw a revolver in Bruveheuti. So, what do we do? Ignore everything? No, but let’s carry this tidbit of knowledge to the children. Maybe we could give up with the new teens and start hoping the next batch will be more tame. Or hope that the entire human race gets exterminated in nuclear fire. All this passed by, and it was all overshadowed by the Oscars. Which do you find more frightening?

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The Last Laugh hat can I say? Over the last eight months I haven’t been entirely candid, and I guess I owe you an explanation (I feel like a movie villain who reveals his plan to the hero right before leaving him in one of those “impenetrable” deathtraps). While my articles may occasionally be facetious, I really have nothing to hide. As the name suggests, my column is meant to be both invective and irreverent: irreverent because it shows little respect for authority and convention; invective because people often become angry when their deep-held beliefs-are challenged. I don’t ask that you put too much stock in the opinions I present in my articles; that would not be in the spirit of my column. Rather, I am tying to communicate a certain subversive attitude -a willingness to question even the core of our knowledge. I think it was Socrates who said “The unexamined life is not worth living.” I’m not sure that I accept this tenet, but: I’ll ask you

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thus it is only now, as science concentrateson quirksand quarks and other fictions, that we experience a pseudo-religious resurgence). Unfortunately, evolu cionary lag has prevented human nature from keeping up with human thought. We are still cavemen at heart, with archetypally selfish goals. Ironically, the glue that strengthens our society is our resistance to idealism, due mostly to the fact that unfocused idealism will typically destroy itself. It is for this reason that I condemn idealism in all its forms. We all have ideals, but to hold these ideals as obtainable goals, in spite of our own nature, is folly. Our inborn nature defines us. 1ts failings are the roots of our personality. In the world of our ideals, we are not ourselves. And thus ends my sojourn with Imprint. . *without fanfare and without even a goddamned degree* But I do intend to continue my column somewhere, somehow; look me up on the web some day.

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languages used the most by first language speakers today are Mandarin Chinese, English, and Spanish. English is being used more and more as the baseline language for business, science, and popular culture. Three quarters of the world’s mail and 80 per cent of the electronic mail on the Internet is written in English, according to a 1997 Time magazine. Evidence suggests that the dominant languages are squeezing out the local tongues of various regions in the world. Linguists estimate that of the approximately 6500 languages worldwide life is boring with about half are endangered or on the brink of extinction. According to some linguists, the estimated rate of language extinction is one lost in the world every two weeks. If this sounds like the world is losing a species, in a way it is. When a language is lost, meaning no living person can teach another, a world perspective is lost. Some foreign language

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have made an impression on this first group of Inuit people. My arrival to Arctic Canada was a cold one, but I’m varmed thinking of the events that will someday be stories to tell. The Inuit were surprised to see my white skin and they told rather humourous jokes about me in Inuktitut. They stopped laughing though, when they heard my rebuttal in a dialect of their own tongue. I think I will enjoy this journey from Greenland to Siberia.” It is doubtful that Knud Rasmussen kept such a diary entry on his travels, but these events did take place in the 1920s. Inuit communities through arctic Canada understood the Inuktitut spoken by the Greenland-born Rasmussen. Rasmussen’s voyage showed that the Inuktitut dialects spoken incommunities were “mutually intelligible”, according to Dr. Robert Park, a professor of Anthropology at UW. Since the dialects had a common core that could be understood, the diverse dialects show a common origin, or the same mother language. This divergence of language is contrasts the converging of languages today that is endangering languages worldwide. Languages seem to be converging to a smatler number, as languages like English seem to eat up regional ones. The three

expressions simply cannot be translated. Colloquial phrases are pleasant to the ear, not only because they are familiar, but also because they reflect a unique aspect of a culture. Aboriginal languages in Canada and other coun-

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tries such as Australia have words that reflect a way of life that is connected closely to the Earth. There are 50 words for the word “snow” in a Canadian native language, and in the Eastern Arrernte language of Central Australia the ward nyimpe translates to “the smell of rain”. These various views of the world are essential for science to

help create new ways of understanding and new connections between the human and the natural world. Botanists have discovered new species of plants by digging deeper into the meaning of Aboriginal names of flora that seemed identical. Arc haeologis ts are also using languages to track migrations of historical cultures. UW Professor Park knows that the ancestral origins of the present Canadian Inuit communities can be partly explained, by the language spoken by the Inuit today. The Thule culture (pronounced “Tool-ee”) spoke the same Inuktitut of byDanylHodgins

present-day

Inuit to a greater or lesser degree. Dr. Park knows the pre- historic Thule migrated East from Alaska and eventually to Labrador and GreenIand by the evidence of the “mutually intelligible”, living dialects of today. Languages are much like livingcreatures that become endangered when numbers dwindle. Local natural disasters, war, and

famine are some of the reasons languages slip through the cracks ofhistory. The language that bore the different daughter languages for the Eskimo (the Yupik language) and the Inuit (Inuktitut) was almost wiped out after World War II. The mother language, Proto-Eskimd Aleut (pronounced “Allee-oot”), was under siege when the Aleut people were forced to leave their land. Fortunately, some Proto-Eskimo Aleut, which originated 6000 to 8000 years ago, is still spoken. Languages also become endangered when they are not passed on to children or when a metropolitan language dominates over others. Some groups are taking action in preserving languages. Revival of languages such as Irish is gaining ground. According to a representative from the first Irishlanguage television channel, “The largest group of fluent Irish speakers is the under-Z&” International organizations are mobilizing for the cause as well: The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has mapped the Atlas oft/cc world’s Lmagiwges in Danger of Disappeuring in 1996. Stephen A. Wurm, the editor of the UNESCO atlas, believes the preservation of moribund languages (those only spoken by the elderly) should be a priority since they are on the brink of extinction. continued

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Dr. Lyons moderates the debate to prevent the hurling of obscenities. photo

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and work settings of science. John Hepburn, a Chemistry professor, spoke for the opposing side with points that science reflects the biases of society. Anne Zeller, from the department of Anthropology and Classical Studies, re-

ceived applause for her affirmative comments that gender bias exists in the questions that are asked in scientific research. Tricia Schulte, a Biology professor, animated backed the point that science itself is not biased with colourful analogies. Perhaps the most potent comment came from the moderator, Harriet Lyons from the Women’s Studies Department. Sheasserted that a debate on gender bias in science is itself biased because it refers to women in science as deviance from the *‘norm”. The debate elicited discussion from the audience of students, professors, and community members who approached the microphone. Issues of the representation of women in science continued into the reception that followed.


“specific to that bug. Flower speties may produce one specific type of odor or a combination of different pheromones. But are we really talking about communication here? What about a plant responding to its environment and signalling others of its kind in the area? Such things are reiatively new in

Talking Plants by Craig Imprint

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lants everywhere, living among us and us among l them. Did you everget the uncanny feeiing they were watching? Just how much do they know? The idea of plants communicating with other life forms is well understood. Bees and butterflies transfer pollen between flowering plants. But can we consider this communication? What kind of Ianguage is being spoken? Plants are mimicking insect life. Visual mimicry of female insects by flowers was believed to be the main relationship but chemical mimicry also plays a major role. Male insects are aroused by odors produced by the flowers. In extreme cases, the male insect will attempt to copulate with the flower causing various pollens to become attached to its head or abdomen. He will then pollinate the next flower he visits in his quest for satisfaction. This complex interaction is remarkable. The flowering plant ‘knows’ what the insect wants and will pretend to provide it. The plant has the ability to produce the complex organic substances

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being understood and measured but specific signals have been observed. Plants produce many hormones used as regulators throughout theirmaturation. Additionally they have hormones which act like an immune system responding to intrusions and predators. Infections by some pathogens (examples include

fungus, bacteria or viruses) cause a defense response and the immunized plant will now be proof against similar attacks in the future. More noteworthy is the response to methyljasmonate, an airborne hormone used by legumes. A plant capable of producing this compound will, when eaten by a predatora caterpillar say - produce and release methyljasmonate which signals its neighbours to prepare for attack. Defense preparations involve switching to production of various poisons and substances which will damage the hungry predator in some way. This could be as simple as making some alkoloid to make the leaves bitter or poisonous (the toxic drugs in the deadly nightshade family -tomatoes, potatoes, and peppers - are alkaloids; these are nervous system drugs which block acetylcholine synapses). Or making a tannin that messes up the digestive tract; of the animal (digestive enzymes bound to tannins prevent breakdown offood molecules; potential nutrition passes byinsteadofbeingabsorbed and high tannin diet can cause 20 to 50 per cent decrease in weight of large herbivores). Or a turpene (the smell of pines is turpene) which is obnoxious to animals like COWS. Or making gum that goos up the bug’s mouth preventing further eating. Any of these will have the desired effect messing up the predators health and making it bug off.

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Preservation can occur in two ways. First, linguists can study moribund languages and seek to preserve the components of the language: the sounds, the vocabulary, the grammar, and the traditions. The second way is to teach children the language ‘and have linguists advise on language maintenance. An example of this latter method is the Maori language of New Zealand. It has seen a resurgence in the number of speakers from the 1960s and 1970s when there was virtually no parent to child transmission. New Zealand has since set up “language nests” in early childhood centres to teach children Maori, exposing 100 000 children to their native tongue so far. Once a language is lost it is very difficult to retrieve. Dr. Park described the reconstruction of lost languages by the development of proto-languages. These protolanguages look for common vocabulary among descendant languages. The construction begins by following rules that have been developed about how language has changed; these rules describe how sounds have replaced other sounds. However, it may be much easier to save a

language before it disappears. Thecostofdoingathoroughstudy of an endangered study is relatively inexpensive, often well under $100 000, according to a 8&z@% Ammhzn report , Scientific gains are being made with funding directed to communications and computer technology. While these gains in technology have provided gains in global communication in forms we’ve never before seen, the loss of multilingualism will be the loss of the ideas and cultures held within the human languages we once had. With files from Time and Scien@ Amvimn.

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The fashion show must go on USA fashion show a success despite difficulties by Tara Markides special to Imprint

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t is the night before the big show and there is tension in the air. Tempers have flared, people have quit, and it has come to the final agonizing moments of indecision. Should those involved give in to despair and call off the production? Should they let the traitors who have given up on the dream destroy everything they have worked for? Or should they scrape together the shattered visage of their pride and give justice to the saying “the show must go on”? These were the two choices the USA (United Students Association) was faced with the night before their charity fashion show at Hagy Efall. Thanks to the devotion of its volunteers, replacements were brought in, reconstruction was done and the show went on to become a great success, With the theme of Eox Office came a diversity of music and fashion. The MCs of the night Marie1 Cruz and Richard Banton portrayed movie stars and their humour was decidedly geared towards the family type audience. The scenes were as different as their intended themes. One of the most elaborate scenes was that of Trie LittAt Mermaid which involved girls in bikinis and wraparounds, a girl dressed as a mermaid, bubbles and fish scenery (cloths donated by Hawaiian Pacific Magic). There were also scenes fro~a~~~Bifes,SoulFood and Clirelss. One of the most glamorous scenes was that of James Bond which incorporated clothing and music to give a very vivid and accurate accounting of the movie. With casual love and the brandishment of guns it was geared to create an intimate yet dangerous atmosphere. The clothing was spectacular. The evening gowns were varied in both design and colour, while the tuxes and suits made the men look sophisticated and dashing. Who would have thought that with all the barriers imparted towards this charity fashion show that it would have ever have turned out to be such a success? The money raised (which, considering the full house, must have been extensive) was donated to the Children’s Wish Foundation. And the exhausted participants left with smiles df relief on their faces after a job well done, Congratulations USA, we hope you can make next year’s show as great a success.

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Doesagereally matter? two years old. Just this past October, I met a man who makes me feel happy -and loved. We share many common interests and have a wonderful time whenever we are together. The problem is, he is thirty-six. My friends think I am crazy, they say he is just using me. But I have never met anyone who makes me feel the way he does. Is it love? I guess I’m just looking for someone to tell me that it’s okay to date a man fourteen years older than I am. Signed, Young and Foolish? Dear

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Young, Well, what can I say? It is not my place to try and tell you what love is or whether you should be dating this older man. At the risk of sounding too Jenny Jones, that’s something you’re going to have to figure out for yourself. But

maybi I can help you to decide. Your friends say he is using you, so ask yourself what he could be using you for. Money? Sex? Or is it good conversation and fun times? Try to decide what it is you offer him that he cannot get from anyone else. If you can’t come up with anything, then he is probably using you. As far as whether it is love or not, in my experience six months is not that long. You could still be in the beginning stages of infatuation and giggly little stomach-knotting feelings. So is that love? Again, you have to ask yourself that. I will tell you this: as a liberal kinda gal, years are just years. They are a measure of time, not of maturity oroflove. AGreekproverbstates: “The heart that loves is always young.” In summary, don’t listen to your friends, don’t listen to the guy, don’t even listen to melisten to your heart. Good luck, and let me know how it works out. Luv, Aggie


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What if learningwas even harder? Learning disabilities make school a challenge for 10 per cent of students by Heather Calder special to Imprint ometimes it’s like your brain’s dictionary isn’t interpreting what is there on the page. Sometimes it’s as though there is a connection between what you are hearing, seeing and thinking, but you can’t quite make it. Sometimes it’s as though the numbers on the page dance around and you can’t quite catch them. It’s frustrating, it’s misunderstood, and it’s different for everyone who experiences it. It’s a learning disability, and about IO per cent of Canadians experience it in some form. Learning disabilities (LDs) are neurological in origin, and they impede a person’s ability to store, process, and produce information. LDs often run in families and have been attributed to genetic variations. LDs may also be caused by neurological trauma, either before a child is born, shortly after birth, or, occasionally, later in life. Some links have been drawn between biochemical factors and LD as well. The Nationai Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities notes that LD is a generic term for many different disorders “manifested by difficulties in the acquisition and use of listening, speaking, writing, reasoning, or mathematic

cal abilities.” In other words, for a student, LD means that traditional testing methods are often frustrating, chat conventional methods of teaching are often inadequate, and that self-esteem suffers. For Rob Middleton, a graduate and student featured in York University’s publication&~e~@ Stilcfss, the school system and its rigid structure was the biggest barrier to his learning. He describes feeling inferior and lonely, unsure of his ability, and being unable to understand why he was different from other students. These feelings are not uncommon for students who have not yet learned how their LD can beaccomodated. One studentdescribes asking a teacher why he didn’t grade her test. He responded that she had scored less than 40 per cent and he didn’t want to embarass her. As the NatiQna1 Institute of Mental Health notes, LD can be “lifelongconditions rhat, in some cases, affect...school or work, daily routines, family life, and sometimes even friendships and play.” LD is not always that pervasive and disturbing in a person’s life. Some people have a single, isolated LD that has little impact on the other aspects of their lives. Early identification of a learning disability is key for students’ success and self-confidence. Individuals with LD can compensate

for their difficulties with appropriate accomodation measures. Since many people with LD posses excellent verbal skills, accomodations might take the

strengthen their visual memory of the material. At UW, the Services for Persons with Disabilities Office is available to assist students with

This is how text can appear to someone with a learning disability.

form of verbal testing. Some students might require extra time for tests and assignments, or may need to tape record lectures so that they can review them again. Colour coding, highlighting, and underlining notes helps others to

LDs. The office will help to arrange accomodations for students, will liaise with faculty when questions about LDs arise, and will offer adaptive equipment for students’ use. A learning specialist is also

on staff to help students identify theirstrengthsand learningneeds, and offers workshops on study skills, test-taking, problem-solving, note-taking, comprehension, researching, and writing skills. The office will also arrange for tutoring and can help students find peer tutors. Additionally, career and personal counselling is available for students with LD, including emphasis on stress and anxiety management. Dr. Susan Vogel’s book, Cuflege Students With Ldanait2ggDisdbili&x A Handbook, contains many helpful strategies for building self-confidence. Vogel recommends the help of a counsellor, but provides a few pieces of advice for students: Keep a list of your accomplishments and review it often, reminding yourself of successes. Assess your strengths and build on them, learning other ways to compensate for learning diffculties. Finally, Vogel writes, smile. Smiling assures yourself and others that you are self-confident and comfortable, and spreads warmth to others. For more information about learning disabilities, contact Rose Padacz or Virginia Nusca at Services for Persons with Disabilities. You can also contact the Learning Disabilities Association of Canada at 613-238-5721 or by e-mailing ldactaac@fox.nstn.ca.

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From what 1 saw on TSN over the weekend, basketball fans missed out on a pretty good tournament that saw the little guy from Bishops’ upser the M&faster Marauders. But really, what do you expect? CIAtJ fans are a small, small cluster of devotees who will never really be rewarded for their devotion. CBC doesn’t care, TSN onty picks up the national finals, and the other national broadcasters may not even bc= aware that Canadian universities have teams. Yes, TSN broadcast the semi-finals and the final, but if they had had anything else to show instead, 2s tikely they would have. It’s thanks to smaller outfits like Hamilton’s ONTV that we CIAU Finns get what limited coverage

we get. Why doe&t the CIAU get any recognition in Canada? Well, one could suggest chat it doesn’t get any media attention because the general populace doesn’t ~‘dre about college athletics in Canada. And you could carry that logic on to suggest that the populace doesn’t care because they aren”t exposed to the CIAU product through the media. Essentially, a

vicious circle forms that shobvs no sign of ending. After all, it’s much easier to be seduced by the gIitz and glamour

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anyone could actually He has a point, and the answer is probably no, but one wonders whether Steve Simmons has objectively watched a CIAIJ game this year, If you want more incentive to check out the CIAU, factor in money. It was a heI1 of a lot cheaper to go see the Warriors take on McMaster in the PAC this year then to watch the Raptors lose, and at least you know the Warriors can play with their opponents. Competitive play, cluality athletes, goud prices, intimate setting, what more can you ask for? On a final note about the Canadian media’s lack of interest in CIAU athletics, let me share this little fact-finding anecdote with you. Friday night, when I[ was trying to find first-raund results and game stories on the web, I learned it was damn near impossibfe. TSN’s much vaunted {though very, vt=ry poor) web site informed me that the c1AU Men’s Basketball finals were to be hetd on that weekend, They didn’t even have a schedule of games posted. Or they might: have, but the TSN site is so bloody over-designed, it’s hard to fiad anything you’re looking for; Far God sakes, they’re broadcasting the damn tournament, and they didn’t even have a schedule Iisted an their CXAU scoreboard, Being a layal UW fan, 1 pushed on, aventusttly landing an tie.SLAM! Site on w.canoe,a. They had all, the scores, and a$ SW-I ats the games were con~pleted. X liked that. SO I wanr TOgive &mn the deserve: CHECK OUT they PfQPS W’WW.~OE,CA FQR UP-TO-DATE SPORTS NEWS,. Let TSN go tu:jhe11.. .’

Warrior forward Mike Zavershnik’s threat to hold his breath until the Warriors were guaranteed a spot in the ClAU final was unsuccessful. He breathed. photo by Wakai Glasgow by Wakai Glasgow it wasn’t enough. The Warriors lost 57-74. Mano U7atsa special

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afternoon the Warriors basketball team left Waterioo and headed for Halifax, Nova Scotia, to play in the CIAO Championship. It was the Warriors’ first trip to the big dance since 1986. This time around lead by forward !Uike Stroeder (a.k.a. Jack) and repeat All-Canadian guard Mano Watsa, the Warriors were dubbed the CIAIT’s Cinderella team after upsetting Western and M&laster to make it to the final eight. The Warriors tipped-off their first game last Friday at the Hal&x Metro Centre againsr the number-one seeded Lauronrian Voyageurs, who flinishcd the regular season 18 and two and defeated the Warriors in the Wilson Cup to become OUAA champions for the fourth time since 1992. Laurentian was lead by 6’10” center Ted Dongelmans, who joined Watsa as an ,411Canadian this season and guard Gory Baily, an All-Canadian last season, The Warriors were primed by Coach K’s pre-game motivational speech and started the game strong, Seemingly determined to avenge their Wilson Cup defeat, the Warriors controlled much of the first half, leading by as much as 12 points. In the last two minutes of the first half, the Warriors suffered a let down. The Voyageurs made a small run cutting the lead to just four (28-24). Three minutes and thirteen seconds into the second half, we had a brand new ball game, knotted at 31. Marred by turnovers, playing tentatively and soft at times, the Warriors took no three pointers in the second half and shot a Shaq-like 29.6 per cent from the free throw line. During the make-it-or-break-it minutes ofthe second half, Stroeder picked up his fourth foul, finding himself on the bench when the Warriors needed him most. Forward Remy Donaldson picked up his game down the stretch doing all he could to keep it close, hitting a couple of big shots, but asr Wednesday

played 40 minutes and led the Warriors with 14 points. Laurentian’s Ted Dongelmans was player of the game, managing a double-double with 22 points and 12 rebounds. With hopes of a championship erased, the Warriors were playing for pride on Saturday. Our Warriors played the Acadia Axemen for a spot in the consolation game. To make it short and sweet, the Warriors lost. Down the last ten minutes of the second half, someone woke up Stroedc:r who took the liberty of making a personal run, scoring eight straight Warrior points. The Axcmen had ncr answer, but then there were substitutions and the Warriors forgot about Jack, playing out of sync down the stretch. The Warriors lost, Axemen 76, Warriors 69. Acadia won despite shooting just 31. I per cent. The Axemen won it from the foul line, making 3 Iof-42 to just lo-of20 for the Warriors. For the Axemen: Cotton had 19, Fleuranrin 16, O’Grady 13, and Victor Herbert 12. Mike Stroedcr had 18 and Mike Zavershnik 17 for the Warriors. On Sunday, Bishops’ defeated M&aster to become the 1998 CIAU champions. Bishops’ win continues McMaster’s drought. Tiny Bishops’ LJniversity, the smallest CIAlJ basketball school with just 1,800 students, has its first national men’s hoop championship. The Gaiters, the number-two seed in the Final Eight, drove past number-four bfcMaster Marauders 74-7 1 before 6,300 fans in Sunday’s final at Metro Centre. If nothing else, the Warriors have a ton of confidence and experience for next season. With the entire team returning, the Warriors are going to be better. Rookies TJ Grant, John Quinian, and Adam Kras are steadily improving. Next year, Grant and Kras will be ready to come off the bench, easing the pressure on Watsa, who will be in his final season. The question now is-who will stop the Warriors now that they have had a taste?

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Year in Review: Fall 1997 by Mark Imprint

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41, it was quite a season for Waterloo sports. Incredible, actually. Many made the OUA Championships, a list which includes football, rowing, rugby, and field hockey. IJnforunately, it also was a season which saw losses from baseball, and both Warrior and Athena soccerreams did not make the playoffsFirst, let’s start with the great. ‘l’his football season was an incredible vear. At the end of the heason of fantastic dcfcncc and running games, there was little imllrovement on passing. This, however, did not stop them from beating rhe glue out of the Wcstcm Mustangs twice on their own field, and beating them out of the Yates Cup. Still, they were heartbroken by losing to Ottawa44-37. Yet this was their year ofamazing achievement, winning seven spots in the CIALJ All-Canadian squads. Jarrett Smith (who also won the Omega ‘I’ruphy for outstanding player in Ontario), Jason Van Gee1 (who won the Prcsident’s Trophy as best defenccman in both the OIJAand

We may not have won the Vanier Cup, but damn it, we kicked Western’s ass!On their turf’. Twice. There’s always a silver lining. photo

CIAU), Arek Bigos, Dan Sandecki, Steve Szimanski, Rob McMurren, Kevin Pressburger, and Jason Tibbits all made the All-Canadian squads, and have more placings than Saskatchewan, UBC and Western. This acclaim couldn’t come at a better time, seeing possibly the best we’ll see from them in a while. For leaving in his glory is Dave “‘l’uffy” Knight as the head

coach. And the team will be having to f3l a lot of gaps, also watching many of the veteran firststrings graduating. Hopefully this year is only a stepping-stone to the CIAU next year. In field hockey, the Athenas ran away with second place, but weren’t quite able to topple IJ of 7‘ for the CIAU spot. Team members Joanne Fernandes, Sara Creighton, Amy Adair and

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Bernice Willemse named OUA All-Stars for their outstanding efforts all year long. In rowing, the Warriors and Athenas placed for the OUA but were also beaten out of the spot. We made second. And on a high note, we can’t forget to mention the wonderful Rugby team’s efforts which shoved us a spot out of Division Two and into Division One. Next

season, our boys get to play with the bigger fish in the ocean, and get to kick their asses across a grassy field, too. The Athena rugby team celebrated their first season as a varsity squad by playing it very tough, but like all new teams, they suffered for their youth and inexperience. Next year guarantees to be different. Better different. In soccer, the Warriors had a slow start to their season and were unable to capitalize on mistakes made by their opponent?, despite a strong offensive and defensive core. Better luck next year, guys. The Athenas played their hardest, outplaying the competition on many occasions, but they came up just short in their goal of making the playoffs. Warrior baseball entered its second season as a varsity sport. Though the results weren’t great in the win-loss column, the team is maturing, playing a highly competitive game and keeping close to the opposition. What is more important at this stageof thegame is not winning percentages, but building a solid foundation for the future, and in this regard, the team has been highly succesful in its infancy.

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Winners of the Leader of the Week for the past year were recognized for their contribution to the program. Student volunteers were recognized for their committment to Campus Ret and for their involvement its boards and councils. Members of the three UW Lifeguard Competition teams were also recognized for their involvement with the aquatics program. Campus Ret also recog-

by Michelle Robinson Campus Recreation Campus Recreation Recognition Night Last Thursday, Campus Ret held its second Campus Recreation Recognition night to recognize the hard work and commitment of its student leaders. The event was held at the University Club and was a shining success.

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nized the fun and spirit of the Worriers, a hockey team which has been part of Campus Ret for more than a decade. Student leaders were also recognized for their long-term commirtment to the Campus Ret program in leagues, aquatics, fitness, instructional programs and volunteer groups. Graduating students who have worked with Campus Ret were honoured with outstanding graduating Senior awards. OGS award winners in fitness and aquatics included: Tracey Harris, Kelly Mahony, Nicole Metcalf, Corinne Peden, Megan Soloy, Suzanne Thibideau; winners in Leagues were Steven Bergman, Marc Iturriaga, Clint MacDonald, BJ McMahon, Scott Smith; and winners in Instructional programs were Gita Bose and Michelle Robinson. There were also recognition of officials in the Campus Ret leagues who had referred 100 games or more. Officials recognized for their amazing contribution to the leagues include Jody Andruzkiewicz, Kevin Barker, Darren Becks, Steven Bergman, Jeff Classen, Pat Ducharme, Keith Eagles, Derek Golka, Thomas Kishibe, James Mcaughey, Adam McDonals, BBJ McMahon, Mack Malcohe, Chris Monterroso, Darryl Neate, Bill O’Rourke, Jason Rossiter, Laura Stickney, and Tammy Webster, The night was capped-off by

the presentation of three awards for outstanding contribution to Campus Rec. Corinne Peden received the Student Leadership Award for her contribution to Campus Ret this term. Corinne was the Coordinator for the highly successful Lifeguard Competition held earlier this term. Corinne also worked as Coordinator of Accessibility in Campus Ret, and in the aquatics program. Corinne also won an OGS for her commitment to the Campus Ret program over her years at UW. The Hopkins-Kemp Award was given to two individuals: Alice Strachan and Michelle Robinson. Alice was recognized for her longtime committment to the Campus Ret fitness program. AIice started working with the fitness program during her undergrad program, and she continues to work with the fitness program. Her commitment to the program has helped other fitness leaders to develop into St&g fitness leaders. Michelle was recognized for her committment and dedication to Campus Ret, including leagues and tournaments, publicity and promotion, and her volunteer work with rhe Protest and Conduct Board, Conduct Advisory Committee, AAB, and Campus Ret Council. Michelle also received an OGS for her commitment to the Campus Ret program. The Hopkins-Kemp Award was named after Peter Hopkins, and Sally Kemp, the first two Campus Ret Coordinators at UW. Campus Ret would like to thank the work done by all of its staff and volunteers. The success of the program is directly related to the hard work and dedication

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Volleyball and Basketball Leagues finished up their season last Tuesday and Sunday. Teams showed great spirit during the regular season and the finals. Thank you to the teams. We hope that you enjoyed your season, and hope that you are back on the courts next term. Thank you to the conveners, Tova Fisher (volleyball) and Ryan Eagles (basketball) for your hard work in the leagues. The volleyball league finished up their season on St. Patrick’s Day and the gym was packed with hard-hitting, superserving volleybalf action. In the end, the Waterlosers and Fool’s Gold stood on top on the competitive A division. The teams in the B division played tough, and the Flying Gringos, Unties Starz and Pancakes were the division champion. El Tapo stood on top of the D division. Congratulations to all of the teams. It was a great season Basketball players ended their season last Sunday.The gym was positively pumped with adrenaline and sounds of “swish” as they hit “nuthin’ but net.” The highlycompetitiveAdivisionwas won by Your Momma. Division champions in the B division include the Hazers, SWAT Team, Red Dogs, Poppa Shango, and the Individuals, Three teams top the C division: Soldierz, East A, and LCG. Congratulations to all the teams. There was some amazing ball this season.

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The veteran, Michelle Robinson, has been involved in Campus Ret for three years. This term, Michelle has vo1unteered to work with the Conduct Advisory Committee, where she took it upon herself to send out a survey to universities and colleges in Canada and the United States to determine how they operate their competitive league programs. In addition, n;iichelle volunteers for the Protest and Conduct Board, and the Campus Ret Council. Michelle also works for Campus Recreation as the Publicity Coordinator. Thank you for your involvement in Campus Rec.


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fter cramming ten members of the Waterloo Track nd Field team, along with their track gear, school books and pole vault poles, into a van, head coach Brent MacFarIane began the long drive to the CTAU Championships in Windsor, Ontario. Highlighted by the outstanding performances of sprinting super-star Heather Moyse, the CIAU championships were far from disappointing. Heather racked up another four PBS to finish the season with her fifth Athlete of the Week for the year (four for Track and one for Soccer). Day One of the meet opened with success for the Athenas. Jill Bennet began the day by qualifying for the 60m hurdle finals under some controversy. Once it was established that her third best sime was good enough to get her into the finals without a run-off, she was ready to do the final later on that night. Unfortunately, Jill hit a hurdle badly in the final and finished a disappointing sixth. The first day alsosaw Athenas compete in the 4xZOOm relay semi-final. The team of Heather, Jill, Allison Salter, and Alison Bra-

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Richard made it over 4.55 before fouling out to finish eighth while Bill vaulted 4.35 to put him in tenth. Plagued by injury all season, Raul Martin was in too much pain to make the opening height in the high jump despite three valiant attempts after going so far as to freeze his ankle. The final event of the meet was the 4x400m relay. The Athena team began by running very close to their best time of the year. Allison Salter continued her excellent running? from the4xZOOm with an opening leg of 60.4. Blanka Sharma and Lynn Coon kept this pace up with times of 60.5 and 40.7 respectively to put them in fourth position in their heat before handing off to the anchor. Heather finished the meet in fittingly remarkable fashidn. After chasing down the third place team on the first lap, she made up unbelievable ground as she passed the seemingly unrea’chable runner from Western who began her leg with a good 35m head start. Heather established yet another PB (56.8) to finish with a team time of 358.74, seventh overall. The Warrior 4x4OOm team was somewhat disappointing, although not inspirational. Runnirig on a sprained ankle, Quame

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zier shattered their team best with a blistering time of 1:43.16 to qualify fifth for the 4xZOOm fmal. Heather, Allison S., and Alison B. all PBed at 24.4, 26.3, and 26.5 respectively, However, a confusing hand-off in the final the next day prevented the team from equaling their heat time as they were just edged out at the end to finish sixth, despite a valiant PB final Ieg of 24.4 by Allison B. Heather continued her success on the first day by running a PB of 39.60 in the 300m semi-final to put her in a tie for third heading into the final. She lowered that time further to 39.57 in an inspirational come-from-behind race where she captured the bronze medal outright, our best finish at the Championships. Our best medal chance on the second day again lay in the hands of Heather Moyse. Ranked third in the country heading into the 6Om heats, Heather ran a solid race to qualify for the fmal. She was unable to equal her PB in the final but was again solid to finish a very respectable fifth. In the field, we had two Warriors competing in the pole vault and one in the high jump. Richard Sibley and Bill Miller both vaulted solidly in their event but were unable to reach their season highs.

Smart, who was called upon at the last minute to replace the bedridden Greg MacDougal, had finished three-quarters of the opening leg when his weak ankle snapped. In a courageous display of determination, Quame hobbled the last 80m on a stress fracture to handoff to Pierre Lebrecqtie with about a 30m deficit on the next runner. Despite the disheartening feeling of being so far out of the race so early, Pierre and the next runners, Jimmie Petrie and Cliff Johnston, managed to make up thedistance but could not quite cake over any positions by the finish line. Pierre, Jimmie, and Cliff all ran well at 51.6,51,5, and 51.7 respectively, but were not quite able to match the PBS that they set the week before. Their final time of 329.84 placed them twelfth at the meet. Special thanks goes out to head coach Brent MacFarlane, distance coach Jason Gregoire, and trainer Jessica Saut for their time and effort in making the trip to Windsor. Thanks also to administrator Tim Mussar for all his organization behind the scenes. They were instrumental in allowing Waterloo Track athletes to come away with an extremely successful representation at the CIAU Championships.

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y now, movie audiences are probably getting quite bored with the spate of lackluster crime thrillers that have flooded the market in recent years. In response to this trend comes Wild Things, a movie that revels in having a smart, corkscrewing plot. Problem is, Wild TItings is still not a very good movie. N4G%~g~careens recklessly between schlock crime thriller and parody of said schlock, but never actually makes up its mind on which side ofthe fence it wants to stand on. h/iost of the dialogue wouldn’t make the cut for an episode of Mehse Place, and in fact, neither would most of the plot. It starts with two students (Neve Campbell and Denise Richards) accusing a beloved guidance counselor (Matt Dillon) of rape. He’s put on trial, and that’s when the double-crossing and the defrauding kick into full gear, developing into a bizarre mishmash ’ of sex, violence, and ennui. The real flaw in WildTiiings is that it tries to be too smart. Avoiding the problem of a derivative,

basic and utterly predictable plot, screenplay writer Stephen Peters instead opted to write a complex, twisting, and utterly predictable plot. Yes, there are a couple of pleasant surprises, but by the time the plot begins to unfold, you can predict every turn before it happens, and that’s where the movie breaks down. That kind of plotting worked for the USZMI Stispects, but it doesn’t work here. For all the talk about the sizzling sexuality in the movie, it’s really nothing to write home about. Yes, there’s a menage a trois between Campbell, Dillon and Richards, but’s it’s just kind of there. Yes, there’s a bland psuedo-lesbian encounter between Campbell and Richards, but it seems to have been provided more for comic relief and that sort of “found dad’s Playboys when you’re 10” variety of titilation,Yes, you get to see Kevin’s slab of Bacon, but it didn’t affect the plot, or even the scene, in any way. The only significant positive to this movie is Bill Murray as a shifty but effective attorney. Granted, it’s a role we’ve seen a million times before, but Murray pulls it off with such comedic effectiveness that he stands out from this muck. A nice, but questionable touch comes during the closing

credits. There are a number of scenes played out that reveal the hijinx that took place off-stage before and during the movie, setting up the inevitable outcome of the film. It’s nice to fill in the gaps, so you can go “Oh, that’s

why that happened!” but it’s the role of a good filmmaker to ensure that an audience understands these things before the movie ends. Wild T/rilpgs fails as a decent film because it tries too hard to be

different, an effort that sends it plunging into the morass of mediocre thrillers. Ultimately, the ftlm becomes too smart for its own good, and at the same time, not smart enough for the audience.

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he sweet sounds of the Wild Strawberries were heard last Friday evening as the pop sensation offered a warm, ripe performance to a packed house of berry lovers at Mrs. Robinson’s. Keyboardist Ken Harrison offered his juicy melodies bursting with pop sensibilities while singer Roberta Carter-Harrison’s captivating voice floated on as smooth and cool as cream. As the sunny sounds of the Wild Strawberries filled the bar, the usual mixed crowd of universi ty students, young professionals and young-at-heart spilled onto the dance floor. The Strawberries played a flavourful set of songs both new and old. The crowd quivered toselections from the new album, Qu&r, and thrilled to the familiar melodies

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from previous albums, including Bet YQU T&ink 1% Lonely and several songs from Heroine. As usual, the Wild Strawberries played a technically-sound set. Harrison is a master of the keyboard, producing the quirkyyet-catchy sounds, samples and loops that form the basis of the Strawberries’ songs. Backed also by drums, bass and guitar, CarterHarrison’s sultry voice is the perfect vehicle for her husband’s poetic lyrics, which manage to be both meaningful and absurd. Songs from the Wild Strawberries’ new album, QU&YK, were enhanced by the live performance. Without taking anything away from their depth, the pareddown renditions of the album’s songs added new life to the heavily layered melodies. Without the technical gadgetry of a recording studio, Carter-Harrison’s strong voice was allowed to carry above the instrumentation, one of the difficulties with much of QuLx Carter-Harrison’s newfound motherhood has not changed her dynamic presence. She maintained her curious stage antics and

bantered with the crowd as ever she has before. Her unique sense of style has taken a new turn; gone is the 50s hair do and retroimage. In its place, CarterHarrison sported a funky Pulp Fiction style haircut, fitted black top and crushed velvet pants, comfortably showing off her postpregnancy curves. Slightly mocking, always encouraging, Carter-Harrison took requests from the crowd towards the end of the set, especially from fans willing to date themselves by asking for older songs. She even brought an excited crowd member on stage to accompany her on a fun rendition of a longlost gem. Not easily sated, the crowd called the band back on stage for two encores after their main set. One encore saw keyboardist Harrison take lead vocals in a laidback version of “Crying Shame,“a rare treat for Strawberries fans. Best heard live, the Wild Strawberries are candy for the ears and tasty treat for your soul. Look for the next time they bring the fruits of their labours our way.

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capacity crowd was on hand at the Lyric last night for the Thursday Tea Party’s return to KitchenerWaterloo, The show was all ages, and as a result the club was literally packed with young’uns. Econoline Crush appeared at 9:00 p.m. and played their songs. The Tea Party took to the stage at about l&30 p.m. to a tightly packed house. A completely hypnotizing version ofT.e Edges uf TwiligAt’s “The Bazaar” got the ball rolling and set the crowd into a furious frenzy of moshing. I swear, this song keeps getting cooler aid cooler every time I hear it live, The tempo is

noticeably slower than the album version, and this combined, with the crazy wah guitar effects, makes the song infinitely heavier live. It also gives the concert-goer something for their money rather than carbon copy album renditions that one could just as easily listen to at home (and without the pushing and shoving of drunken morons). After their first sortie of butt whuppin’, the band eased into another of TwiligKs gems, “Fire in the Head”, which was also quite cool live. It was evident that singer/guitarist Jeff Martin’s voice was on as he belted out every phase with his trademark Jim Morrison-esque howling. Next up was “Army Ants”, a track frob the band’s latest album Transmission. Again, cool effects on the main guitar riff and tweakings here and there give this song the extra butt-kick it lacked on the album. The band then proceeded to kick out an impressive version of

“Transmission” before shifting gears into the acoustic portion of their set. This part of the show is sort of a Tea Party staple, and a chance for Martin to bring out his collection of East Indian instruments. The band played the first half of “Sister Awake” and then slid into the bluesy “Turn the Lamp Down Low”, which, despite its slower tempo and decidedly less heavy fell, was met with even more crowd-surfing shenanigans than some of the earlier songs. The rest of the set was a combination ofofferings from all three of the Tea Party’s albums. The band took the mandatory strut off stage when the show “ended”, giving the crowd a few minutes to scream wildly for their return. Martin and co. re-emerged a few minutes later to play a modest encore, ending the evening with their hit single “Temptation”. Strange that they never seem to play “The River”, their

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breakthrough song, live anymore, though, with the strength of their new lineup of songs, it’s really not

that surprising; they really do kick ass. Oh well, I guess there’s always next time.

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anadian metal’s not dead, it’s just in coma. And Guy Smiiey may be just the w&e-up call the scene needs. Well, Guy Smiley may not be metal in the purest sense (they’re certainly no Ratt), but compared

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Francis on drums, and Paul Stewart on guitar) intact for the last three. Guy Smiley independently put out four of their own releases, including 1995’s successful full length CD Auger. With their latest effort,Can’t Turn Ru& released on Smallman Records, Guy Smiley have turned things up another notch, “(the last album) is really crazy,” says Francis. “It’s a lot more aggressive, which I think is the direction we’re heading.” He adds, “It’s much heavier, in your face, and powerful; really adrenaline oriented is what we always say.” Can’t Turn Back? first cut, “Answer Authority”, only serves to confirm the drummers sentiments, with its punishing guitar and drums and hardcore vocals. The song even features an element thought long dead, the metal solo. “I love metal,” asserts Francis. “And you can print that too, ‘cause I’m not ashamed.” The rest of the album is truly relentless in its pace and attitude. One very notable track is the al-

bum’s last song, “The Canadian Way”, an homage to the Winnipeg Jets and a bold statement against thecorporate involvement in the NHL. Guy Smiley have always been a hard working band, having toured back and forth across the nation (especially Western Canada) more times than they can remember, bringing new audiences their energizing music and aggressive live show. And it seems that 1998 is the year in which all this effort will pay off.

Guy Smiley have recently signed a U.S. distribution deal with Devildoll records, and will appear on an upcoming tribute album with the punk rock icons Rancid and NOFX. Not too bad for four guys from Winnipeg, eh?

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Snack took the stage next and exposed the crowd to their brand of sound that had people literally dancing in the aisles, The band includes local boys Adrian Jones on guitar and vocals; the multitalented Kim Regimbal on sax, flute, guitar, percussion, and vocals; Gory Williams on bass; and Arun Pal on drums. Each musician was virtuostic in their ability to manipulate their instrument of choice, and for’ a relatively new band they were remarkably tight. Their sound ranged from Neil

Youngesque ballads to blues rock and roll to funky-jazz grooves that were incredibly infectious. They played two full sets that took the crowd on some interesting journeys --journeys the crowd did not wish to come home from. Jones’ haunting vocals, Williams’ frantic fretting, Regimbal’s versatility and Pal’s solid foundation provided a glimpse of just how far this band couId take their music, An album is scheduled for a fall release but until then, take a chance on Snack next time they’re around town. You won’t be disappointed.

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and beach bashes than by adding to your CD collection, ( Keeping on track with my hip-hop theme, here’s a preview of some of the stuff that should have those registers going caching over the next few months. Be warned: this is by no means a comprehensive listing, only a few gems that are required listening for true hip-hop heads. Leading the way is another

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act from the golden era, longtime street favourites Gang Starr. Following the trend set last year by the Mic Doctors, EPMD, and Rakim, the GOD, hip-hop fans over the age of 18 can fmally start going back to the local HMV. Gang Starr is scheduled to release their fifth album,Manzerrf@Trut/r, this March 3 1. It’s been four years since their last effort, Hrrrd To Earn, but in case you’ve been

caught up in the Puffy craze and didn’t know, Guru and DJ Premier sure as hell haven’t been sleeping. Guru opened up a new genre of hip-hop with his daring Jazzmatazz efforts, and Primo’s only been the greatest beatmaker in the world, producing bangin’ tracks for (inhale) KRS-One, Jeru the Damaja, M.O.P., O.C., Jay-Z, Nas, Rakim, and The Notorious B.I.G. (exhale).

No season can be complete anymore without a few rumblings from the Wu-Tang family, and these next few months should be no exception. Most imminent is honourarymemberCappadonna’s debut album, The pZ@e, which was scheduled for release this week (March 24). ,41so in the works are solo efforts from Method Man (T2 - h/lay 5, unless they delay it any longer), Raekwon The Chef(&odOn the C/lefs Apron) and the first solo effort of my favouri te Shaolin lyricist, Inspectah Deck. Continuing with true street music is the upcoming sophomore release (March 31, I hope) from Da Cocoa Brovaz of Brooklyn’s Boot Camp Click. True, they’ve had to abandon the name Smif-nWessun, but these cats still have their guns loaded on The Rude Awakening(wait til’ you hear their duet with Raekwon). Completing the NYC tour are the patron saints of Queens (the borough, not the school), A Tribe Called Quest. Their (slightly) disappointing last album has prompted them to return to their original Native Tongue style with “The Love Movement” (April 21). Make sure you check the rhyme on this one, because you know this trio’s gonna be on point. The one new release that’s really got me droofing+&e a hungry pitbuil is the Lyti& Lounge Compilation, Volume I. For those of you that ain’t down yet, the Lyricist Lounge is an actual lounge in New York City where MCs (both well-known and underground) come and get busy on the mic. The first single, “Body Rock,” features Q-Tip (of the aforementioned Tribe), Tash (from Tha Alkaholiks) and Mos Def, and from what I’ve heard, it’s a tight joint,

In addition to a slew of underground talent, the album will also showcase the likes of De La Soul, O-C., KRS-One, and, believe it or not, Zack de la Kocha from Rage Against The Machine. The track I really wanna hear, though, is the freestyle from the Stretch and Bobbito radio show, featuring Black Thought (The Roots), Common, Pharaohe Month (Organized Konfusion), and Absolute. Spring is also the time when true hip-hop DJs get to showcase their skills in the most prestigious of battles, the DMC and ITF regional finals. For those of you tired of those wack club DJs who think that playing the hottest R&B/Puffy/Mase tracks makes them all that, these are the times to dig deep and shell out the $10 or so cover charges. Check out

T.O. wax wizards D-Scratch, Lil’ Jaz and DJ Grouch at the DMC Toronto regionals, or if the spirit moves you (I know I’m invoking it) head down to Club Vinyl in NYC on May 23 for the New York City finals. For ‘those of you who don’t think we have talent up here, let me remind you that the defending World INK Champ is Montreal teentige (!) phenom, A-Trak, now an honourary member of the legendarycalifornia crew the Invisibl Skratch Piklz. Hopefully that’s enough to keep you entertained over the next few months. Don’t sleep on the mix tape scene, either, as that’s always a good way to get the best from the one-hit wonders (and, man, there’s a lot of ‘em these days), but for now, keep your eye on those new releases.

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her vocal virtuosity, her determination is well-directed. Despite her hectic schedule, Anne has offered to sing for a Fundraising Concert. The proceeds generated from the concert will be directed towards supporting a UW student who is voIun-

teering abroad for the Missionaries of Charity, Money raised will help pay for the flight ticket and accomodations required for the volunteer. All additional proceeds will be directed towards the charity itself. The concert wiIl commence at 7:3O p.m. and run until approximately 930 p.m.. Tickets are $8.00 for students and $10.00 for non-students. They will be sold every weekday between ll:OO230 p.m. in the Student Life Centre. Baked goods and refreshments will also be provided. If you like opera or are interested in supporting a good cause....or simply like cookies, this is the event for you! With talent like this, you are guaranteed not to be disappointed. For more information please call 725-4972 or e-mail at ~ndergrdd.math.uwaterloo.ca

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this is one fucked-up trip, and he doesn’t have the patience to make it easy for you. Yet it is this difficulty in continuing that makes this book excel past others. It is a true view of a man driven to do well, but always feeling that he must stay away from people emotionally but continue touring the world, seeing and talking and singing for people. He is a man hurt by his past, his inability tocommunicate what he feels properly, -and his solitude. You read on, watching ,him convince himself that he is not human, and is better off alone and always touring. He does a good job of convincing the reader that he is over emotion and pain, yet he cannot fool himself as easily. In the end, you get one of the

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collection of characters and what is likely the first manatee in a leading role in a novel. Structure-wise, each of the thirteen chapters in this book are written by a different author, with

Barry kicking off the adventure and Carl Hiaasen closing it out. Naturally, when you bring together writers as diverse and talented as this, you can expect a product that twists, turns, loops and makes any number of weird developments. Many of the writers bring to the story characters from their own novels, providing a sense of familiarity before another writer comes along The only significant reason why you wouldn’t want to pick up this book is the price. I suppose it’s the result of having to pay so many recognizable authors, but $17 bucks seems a little steep for such a little book. I mean come on, it’s not a text book! NaRedcamet~~~a~uteeis light reading, with a frenzied pace and a constant state of amusement. Each writer seeks to top the previous, allowing the story to build and build until it hits a riotous peak.

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here has always heen, to separasome degree, a 1 tion of working space and display space for artists. In her new show, artist Apounna Khounnoraj offers a fresh new take on the display of art. Khounnoraj melds her studio and the classical art gallery together in her appropriately named show St/~270 MWUVI. She has chosen to hold her show in her studio space as opposed to the more traditional museum space at the front of East Campus Hall. Khounnoraj says she did this partly because the space was not appropriate for her work and also because of her interest in creating different venues for the showcasing of art. Khounnoraj is very interested in creating new and different spaces for her art. In the future she plans to mount shows in such unconventional sites as warehouses and store fronts. A first year graduate student Khounnoraj’s works include sculptures made of such different materials as nylon and clay, beeswax and latex tubbing and one piece features cloth sewn around rings, dripped in beeswax, hangingfroma wooden holder. This stunning work took hours of

painstaking work to complete. Khounnoraj says she is aiming to “use different marerials in different contexts”. Khounnoraj’s pieces present stark images. The walls are pure white and the floor is grey, surroundings which make the white, off-white, and yellow pieces stand out. Khounnoraj states “It was an interest-

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As I listened to this CD, I could not help but understand the band’s political stance. Well, it was written in the finer notes. How could I not? They hold a “gentle” stance, asking for people to treat others with “benevofence and compassion” while showing two guys, one giving you the finger, the other beaten to a bloody pulp (or at feast made out to be) in the case under the CD.

Mixed messages! Yup, and it’s your job to figure where you stand on the issues they present. But only in some songs. That brings us to the music. They are pretty much punk, with the classically-trained singer and the amazing variety of notes on guitar (basically screaming and three chords). Sort of a cross between Rancid, Bad Religion, and Green Day, with just a hint of Rollins Band mixed for good measure. The Result? A pretty solid record, I’d say. From the opening song “Fertile Fiefds”cto the soft “Jeannie” to the Ruby-Sohoesce “Sfowfy,” I don’t think a song surpasses 350 minutes. But this is music with a message. As stated before, Russ R. of the band says he hasn’t sold out, he keeps fighting to keep the revolution alive. This is political, however, he also says it is a very personal fight, where you, the listener, have to make a choice between accepting the “status quo” or going against it. I would agree, but personally, I have no clue what the status quo is anymore because it changes almost on a daily basis around me. I just do my own thing. Unfortunately, that might be the status quo of the week, and there in lies the problem with their rn’dSIC -- nothing is original on this album. I’ve heard this on countless other albums. That’s the problem with punk.

You can only go so far until you learn how to pfay a guitar and sing well. There are tons of causes to back behind, but what can you do that Dead Kennedys or Black Flag haven’t? Unfortunately, nothing that makes much of a dew statement. Better to just grab this CD for the music, not the message.

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Lide Songs is the new solo album from Moist’s David Usher. The band has not broken up, but David Usher just felt these songs wouId not suit Moist’s sound. And he is definitely right. Little Songs is fight years away from anything Moist has produced. Little Songs is a revelation. The songs all have a’quiet beauty about them. It is easy to see why IJsher felt these songs would not be right for Moist. These gentle songs would just not sound righf coming from Moist. It is interesting that even though this is not a Moist album, most of the band shows up on various tracks throughout the disk.

The album is decidedly under produced, which is a good thing. Most of the songs were recorded in the kitchen of Usher’s Montreal apartment. The inexpensive preparation of the songs does not in any way reflect their quality. They are as good as anything produced in a studio with fots of money. T h e instrumentalsare subtle and stand back to let Usher’s distinctive voice shine through. And what a voice David Usher has. I could listen to him sing the phone book and I would enjoy it. However this album is way above phone book quaf i ty. The lyrics are poetic and personal. The music is creative and beautiful. While the whole CD is intensely fistenable, standout tracks include the hauntingfy

beautiful ballad “St. Lawrence River” and the catchy “jesus was my girl.” Usher has proved that aside from being a great front man for a high energy band he is also a consumate musician. Hopefully we will hear more from him in the future.

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The Rembrandts just called: they want their unoriginal, boring, “lite” pop back. Well, I shouldn’t say that, because I don’t know if this is rock, pop, folk, or just plain coma-inducing. AI1 I know is that it was bad that I

hadn’t slept the day before. Colony’s debut album has the right mix of gentle croon, love ballads (or something GinBlossomish), and light guitar smatterings. Unfortunately, to cop someone else’s phrase, “If I wanted water, I’d ask for it!” This album evoked nothing from me. Nothing. What does the cover, the picture of a naked woman sitting on the rocky shore, have to do with any of the songs. Simple. I think the songs are all about love and women. And it gets people to pick the album up. I don’t think anything else would. I’d suggest the Rembrandts instead of this, but I didn’t like them either. Well, I did like that one song up to the second minute I heard it. But if you want something like this, pick it up. But I warn you, if you like this music style, you’ve bought this album ten times already, I’m sure.

by TJ Galda Imprint staff I inserted the CD, pressed play, and picked up the bio. I was instan tfy impressed. Names like Cowboy Junkies, Rheostatics,

ties to Tamara Williamson in one way or another. Naturally, when one deals with so many estabfished musicians, a few tricks of the trade will be learnt. Nightmure on Queen Street is an accurate reflection of this talent pool. However, a r&urn6 alone is not enough to sway my opinion. Luckily, the music had a certain greatness and quality about it that demanded respect. When Tamara set out to write “a collection of songs, dreams and doodles,” she produced a truly remarkable creation. Recorded in Tamara’s basement on an eight track in June 1997, the album is an impressive one. “This project had no budget and if it wasn’t for my wonderfuf friends, this CD would never have come together” says Williamson modestly. There is certainly a wholesome aspect about the album. It could be loosely put down as acoustical, but there are so many things working in the background, that such a description is limiting. It could be said to be much like a hybrid of Sinead O’Connor, Jewel, and Sarah McLachfan, for the quality of the album is astounding. There are even haunting undertones that hint towards using Portishead’s album Dummy in describing it. Combining numerous twists of beats and various instruments, Nighfmure on Qzdeen Streetdoes anything but appear to be an album created in a basement. Tamara says that for her, “Making these songs reaffirmed the joy I get from simply writing, experimenting, and creating on my own.” Her love for and her enjoyment of her music shines forth powerfully. Heralbum is one that catches your ear on the first note and refuses to let go until the very last. The CD leaves one craving for another listen. If you have any desire for good music at all, find yourself a copy of Nig/ltmare on Queen Street. You will not be disappointed.

1988. Alf is entertaining iiilions with his crazy antics and “Gag me with a catch phrase spoon.” At the same time, King Lu and Capital Q, two Toronto MCs formed the Dream Warriors and started their meteoric rise to fame. Ten years, two goatees, and three albums later, their retrospective An&logy is released. Dream Warriors music is best categorized as jazz-infused hip hop. They have fat beats playing in the background, pianoand horn sections music looping, and vocals that are similar in style to Arrested Development.They are most known for “My Definition Of A Boombastic Jazz Style,” and ‘*Wash Your Face In My Sink”’ and bandwagon jumpers won’t be disappointed. There is also a remix of “My Definition” that grandmothers everywhere are sure to enjoy. The cheesy ’60s music sample is replaced with a sophisticated, minimalist jazz beat that’s sure to be playing in an elevator near you.

The two best tracks on this album are the Gangstar remix of “I’ve Lost My Ignorance,” and “It’s A Project Thing.” Both feature DJ Premier, one of the top DJ’s in the industry. His scratching adds new dimensions to classics. This album also features two new songs; “U Ready,” and “dreamwarriors.com.” The former is equal in quality of their greatest hits, featuring a clever sample of the old Spiderman cartoon. The fatter (not an actual web page) could represent a new turn for the group, an upfront funk-driven track. A n tA o logy plays like a trip down memory lane, yet at the same time manages to be fresh with all of the remixes and guest appearances. Dream Warriors have managed to survive for a decade with their innovative, radio friendly tunes, and could survive well into the new millennium with the proper diet, sleep, and exercise.


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by Chris Edginton Imprint staff Jazz, despite its influence through a few major American centres, is a thriving genre in Canada, particularly in Ontario. Unfortunately though, the Ontario market for jazz is most certainly undermined by larger American labels who dominate this musical scene. Despite this; and as close as Cambridge, prominent Canadian jazz artistsare playing, and recording, terrifically innovative material,

Barry Elmes is one of these artists. Along with extensive touring and live dates, Elmes promotes his music with a feverish

Applications for the following scholarships are being accepted during the Winter term. Refer to Section 4 of the Undergraduate Calendar for further criteria. Application forms are available in the Student Awards Office, 2nd floor, Needles Hall. All Faculties: Und8fgradUat8 &wW’y bBgrar’!I -the Student Awards Office administers a large number of undergraduate bursa: ries and awards based on financial need and possibly on other factors such as marks, extracurricular activities, etc. Deadline: students may apply during the term until the first day of exams. Doreen B&bin Award - available to third year Regular or 3B Co-op female students in an Honours program in which women are currently under represented. Deadline: April 30, 1998. Leeds-Waterloo Student Exchange Progmm Award - students to contact John Medley, Mechanical Engineering. Faculty of Applied Health Sciences: Michael Gellner Memorial Schoiarship - available to all 3rd year Regular Health Studies and Kinesiology. Deadline: Mar. 31, 1998. Robert Haworth Scholarship - completion of 3rd year in an honours program in resource management related

and style. EImes began his musical career in Cambridge and has since moved to Toronto. His second release,D$2fent Vob~.s,marks two years worth of listening and formulating; recording, however, took only two days. With his all-star supporting cast of Ed Bickert and Sonny Greenwich (guitars), Steve Wallace (bass), and Mike Murley and Kevin Turcotte (brass) the recoding is rich with subtle nuance. All but one of these tracks was taken on the first cut with Elmes commenting that “subsequent takes will be different” and “rarely better.” Indeed, in listening to the songs it is difficult to imagine any solo or melody that would stray from those recorded. As a whole,Di$j%fent Voicesis a very traditional, late fifties type, jazz recoding. What sets it apart though is its concentration on the band as a whole, rather than any one particular member standing front and centre. Even Elmes, the drumming leader, rarely pulls the spottight toward himself, preferring to take his soios in turn. A total of nearly two hours of great Canadian jazz on two discs, Dt#erent V&KS is a sure bet for the customarily inclined, as well as the more progressive jazz listener.

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His first album in three years, Robertson is back with a project that is anything but traditional Native music. This is an album full of a broad spectrum of sounds from

tribal voices to haunting guitar, often set to the trademark spacehop style of producer Howie B, the man behind the most recent projects from U2 and Bjork, whose laid back beats leave an openness to his sound. It makes for a powerful combination. With it’s bold, emblazoned guitar offset by passionate vocals,

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29 “Unbound” is a beautiful, if solemnly haunting, song of escaping confmement. As a stark contrast to this theme, “Unbound” is followed by the album’s most striking track, 23acrifice.” Incorporating distant voices and downtrodden beats, it features Robertson’s conversation with jailed Native activist Leonard Peltier. Speaking over a telephone from behind bars, Peltier recounts part of the story behind his imprisonment. After a shootout in South Dakota, Peltier was convicted of the death of a police officer that prosecutors were not sure he was even in-

volved in. His determination to make a sacrifice for the betterment of his people weaves a vivid tale. Shifting gears yet again, Robertson picks up the pace with theverydanceable ‘&Rattlebone.” Drawing on Inuit singers and drums, beats from Marius de Vries and bright guitar work, this is a track rich in everything both classically Native and modern. Still employing a sound firmly rooted in his heritage, Robertson has brought together sounds from past and present into a heartfelt package that won’t go unnoticed.

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Engineering and Society Humanitarian Award - open to undergraduate Engineering students who publish articles in The Iron Warrior. Assigned topic. One award per term, beginning Winter 1998. For details contact the Centre for Society, Technology and Values (x621 5, email: cstv@engmaiI.uwaterloo.ca) or the editor of The Iron Warrior (x2693; email: iwarrior@engmail.uj 7-+erIoo.ca)

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ing exercises. Students, faculty, staff and spouses are welcome to attend. For more info contact the International Student Office, ext. 2814. Outers Club Meetings - Environmental Studies 1, room 221 at 630 p.m. Discuss and Ian outdoor adventures. Get help witRoyiring and equipment (rentals avai able). ay trips happening every weekend. Check us out! TUESDAYS TOEFL Preparation Course - the test of English as a foreign language course begins Jan. 20 and ends Mar. 25. Classes are held every Tuesday and Thursdayfrom2-4:3Op.m.ThelOweek course’ is designed to prepare people exam. Re ister at

the lntamational Student Ofice, a l-l2080 or call ext, 2814 for more details. Dart League at Grad House. Beginners come at 6 p.m., Intermediate 7:30 p-m., Advanced 9 p.m. Darts available with I.D. Instructionsand rules provided. Sign up at the bar. THURSDAYS The infinite Circle will be holding discussion groups in ML 104, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. on“alternative spirituality”.


Guided self-change of alcohol use: for individuals who may have concerns about the amount they are drinkin and wanttocutdown.CallCounselting 8 ervices, ext. 2655 to find out more. Scholarship funds are available throu h the Multiple Sclerosis Association o7 America’s PROJECT: Learn MS ‘98 Essay Competition. June $1998 is deadline. To obtain registration form and info call I-600-LEARN MS. Renison College is now accepting residence applicat6ns from undergraduate students for both the winter and spring terms in 1998. For further info contact the Residence Office, Renison College at 884-4404, ext. 611 The region’s waste reduction office asks all residents to keep Blue Box and cart recycling safe. Keep snow and ice cleared from around your recycling container. Ensure that your recycling container is visible and placed at the end of yor driveway for easy access by the recycling drivers. The IODE Gladys Raker Bursary for Graduate Study IS offered for one year of post-graduate study to residents of the Municipality of Waterloo or students studying at the University of Waterloo or Witfrid Laurier University. Approximate value $3,500. Ap lication deadline April 15, 1998. For in Po telephone 905”5229537/fax 905-522-3637 or contact the Graduate Offices at the above Universities. St. Catharines Collegiate Inst, and Voc. School is celebrating their 75th Anniversary on May 15 to 17. All students and staff members who attended since 1923 are invited to come home and celebrate. For info caH (905) 687-7261 or website at www.niagara.com/coIlegiate, or mail address is 34 Catherine Street, St. Catharines. Ontario. L2R 5E7.

Employment Strate les Workshop lo&in for a JOB? if ot sure where to start? B isability Services and Counselling Services are offering a six-session workshop on Employment Strate ies. The workshop is geared to stu cpents with disabilities and will address the following: self-assessment ; disclosure & job accommodations ; career resource centre services ; finding employers & job search strategies ; technology that works - finding jobs on the internet and usin the UW Accessibility Centre ; panel 0 ? prospective employers ; presentation by successful graduates. The sessions will run every Tuesday afternoon, from 2-4 p.m. starting February 24 to March 31,1998. Interested students can sign up in Needles Hall, room 2051. For more info contact Rose Padacz, ext. 5231. Residence accommodation - Resurrection College is accepting applications for residence for the upcoming Fall & Winter terms. Single rooms for undergraduates (2nd year and above), graduates and doctorat students are available. If you are looking for a small, quiet residence with a warm, homelike atmosphere, give Patti a call at 885 4950. Email: ptusch 8 ion Iine.net HopeSpring, the support centre for people living with cancer, is leased to Plen Street, announcetheirmoveto43A West. The move is scheduled for March 23 which will allow for expanded setvices and offer a larger hand in a time of personal crisis. Travel and study program - Jewish History and Culture in Central Europe August 16 to September 2, 1998. For details call 888-4002 or email at conted 8 corrl .uwaterloo.ca TOEFL Preparation Course - the test of English as a Foreign Language

l’f you are interested in any of the following volunteer opportunities, please contact Sue Coulter at the Volunteer Action Centre at 742-8610. Quote the position number at the end of the description when you call. Please visit the Volunteer Action Centre’s website at: http:// www.wchat.on.ca/public/kitchener/ VaCfil8s/vaC. htm ... Concerned About Seniors?: #0271082. Individuals with a strong interest in supporting the etderl are needed to serve on a 8oard of J irectors. Skills in fundraising and marketing are an asset. Develop 81Dire& #0982248. Put your organizational and planning skil ts to work for the Canadian Diabetes Association. Fundraising Chair is needed to coordinate/oversee committee structure and help financial goals. A person with great interpersonal skills and a background in volunteer management is also needed to develop and manage the volunteer structure. Care to Canvass: #I 89-2225. Join the Salvation Army on the evening of May 4 as they canvass in Elmira and New Hamburg for their Red Shield Drive. Transportation/refreshments are provided. Bsa Driving Force: #058-203. In the life of a senior. Medical appointments, grocery shopping, etc. Reimbursement is available and time is flexible. Must be 20 years otd. Hospital Treasurer: #O24-t468. A local health care centre is in need of an accountant/senior bookkeeper who has lo-12 hours a week. Breast Cancer Support: #138-2240. A local support group for breast cancer survivors is looking for promotions volunteers. Duties include producing aquarterly newsletter, maintaining a mailing list and occasionally sending press releases. Volunteers with car and time during day are needed to drive elderty clients to medical and other appointments. FlexibIe position. Mileage reimbursement avvabie. RAlSE Home Support, 7449 . Volunteer tutors are needed to tutor students on a one-toane basis in written and oral English. Tutors meet students on campus, usually once a week for l-2 hours for 1 term. If you have a good working knowledge of English, are patient, friendly, dependable, and would like to volunteer, register at the International Student office, NJ-J2080. For more info call ext. 2814. The Waterloo Community Arts Centre requires a Centre Attendant for Tuesday afternoons l-2 hours perweek. Call8864577 or drop by 25 Regina Street, S., Waterloo. Learn about a different culture while you show a new immigrant how to be a part of your community. For more information, call K-W Y.M.C.A. Host

Perogram at 579-9622. VOLUNTEER AT IMPRINT - NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. COME TO THESTUDENTL1FECENTRE,ROOM 1116 TO DISCOVER YOUR NEWSPAPER! Waterloo Minor Soccer require house league coaches for 1998. The season runs May to July or August. Training provided. Come share your time and talents! Cal I 578-9680. You too can be a Big Sister volunteer. Ask about our Short-Term Match proram created for university students. !! all 743-5206 and ask about our 1 day training session. SMOKERS NEEDED -a smoking cessation study is being carried out on campus. If you smoke, please consider volunteering to fil I out a short questionnaire. You could win a movie ticket for two. Questionnaires will be available at the porter and Davis Libraries, Student Life Centre, The Bomber, Grad House, and main entrance of most UW campus buildings. To return your questionnaires, send them through Internal mail to: The Smoking Study, Health Studies, BMH or drop them off in the provided boxes at the Davis and Porter Libraries. This study has been reviewed and received ethics approval by the Office of Human Research and Animal Care at the University of Waterloo. If-you would like additional information contact Janneth Pazmino-Canizares at Health Studies, BMH. E-mail I;(a,PBRin 8 heal$;.;I;erloo.ca or at kneumann@ahsmail.uwaterioo.ca. Seeking motivated organized student to start and manage new BEST BUDDIES chapter at UW. Recruit and monitor volunteers. Training provided. Interested students call Kim at l-888-7790061 or best.buddies@sympatico.ca UW Dkabilities office is looking for volunteers for “LINKS” (Peer H&er Program) for the Fall Term. Information and aPolications can be obtained in room %5t, Needles Hall. The C of Waterloo (8884488) Volunteer 3! e&es is currently fecfuiting for the following volunteer positions... Volunteer Program Assistants: are needed to assist with a senior% day program con$sting of a variety of organized and supewised group activitres designed to meet participant needs and capabilities. Volunteersare required 3-4 hours per week starting in April 1998. Volunteers Transportation Schedulers: are needed to assist in the scheduling of drivers for the transporation program Mon., Wed., and Fri. mornings. Volunteer Drivers: are needed to drive seniors to medical appointments, shopping, recreational and meal programs. Cal! 888-6488 for more info.

Course (TOEFL) begins April 7 and ends June IO. Classes are held every Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. This 10 week course is designed to prepare people for writing the TOEFL exam. The course fee is $50 and the book is $35. Re ister at the International Student of ice, NH2080 or call ext. 2814 for more details.

Friday, March 27,1998 KW Chamber Music Society presents “Robert Kubica & Wilma Van Berkel, Classical Guitar Duo” at 8 p.m. at the KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St., W.. Waterloo. For info and reservations cali 886-l 673. Saturday, March 28,1998 “Works in Proaress I” will be held at the Waterloo C&nmunity Arts Centre, 25 Regina Street, S., Waterloo at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p,m. For info, tickets, call 894-2150. Sunday, March 29,1998 A concert featuring the Rachmoninov Vespers with the fitchener Waterloo Philharmonic Chamber Singers, The Menno Singers, Renaissance Singers, andGuelph Chamber ChoirwiIIbeat St. Mary’sCathoticChurch, Kitchenerstarting at 730 .m. Tickets available at The Centre In P he Square box office or at the door. KW Chamber Music Society presents “Adaskin String Trio at 8 p.m. at the KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St., W.. Waterloo. For info and reservations cali 886-1673. Tuesday, March 31,1998 The Waterloo Wellington Myalgic Enceohalomvelitis Association invites KW a&a C hrohic Fatiaue Syndrome sufferers, their family an’b friends to a meeting at the Adult Recreation Centre, 185 King Street, S., at the corner of King and Allen in Waterloo. For more info call 623-3207. Wednesday, April 1,1998 Gay and Lesbian Liberation of Waterioo Coming Out Discussion Group. Topic: “Crushes and Infatuations.” 7:30 p.m. Social follows at 9 p.m. HH 378 Meet old friends and make new ones. All welcome. Details: 884-4569. Friday, April 3,1998 Cambridge-The Cambridge Self-Help Bank is $eased to invite you to attend the Open House for their new facilities as well as the Kick Off for their Spring Food Drive at 10 a.m. at 56 Dickson Street in Cambridae. For info call 622-

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Sept*‘98-8 bedroom house-2 kitchens, 2 livingrooms, 3 bathrooms, laundry, parking, 25 minute walk. Devitt Street, Waterloo. $300. each. utilities included. 574-4728. . kooms for rent In a Z-bedroom house. Very close to universities, gas heating, basic amentities. $325-$400/monthl room. Call 725-5348. *pt. ‘98 3l-4 bedroomand l-5 bed house, 2 baths, laundry, parking?! minute walk. Cedarbrae Avenue ‘and Brookhaven Crescent. 574-4728. rhe rhillip Street townhouses - Summer sublet(s) available - behind HMV, Loose Change Louis, Mel’s Diner, Topley’s Copy, Blue Dog Bagel and Second Cup Plaza. The best place to spend the summer. Washer/dryer (not coin operated), bright, clean rooms and free parking. Paul 886-5865 ; Scott 885-0008 ; Nitan 7251025 ; Laura 746-6629 ; Daniela 725-3704 ; Laurenna 746-7694 ; Mike 746-9674 ; Gina 885-5524 ; Catherine 884-3491 ; Paul 888-0079 ; Allison 725-3532 ; Allison 725-7458 ; Allison 725-4867 ; Jacky 725-3390 ; Laurence 746-8564 or 7253837 ; Ha 746-9728 ; Josh 884-0211; Heather8847513 ; Jennifer 884-8849 ; Andrea 7471320, Grace 883-0182 ; Rodney 8868194 ; SaHy 885-2555 ; Jennifer 725 8673 ; Heather 746-9453 ; Matt 7253058 ; Diliny 496-3455 ; Michelle 725 6673 ; Russ 725-8426 ; Nick 725-6299 ; Christiana 725-9004 ; Craig 884-9939 ; Jason 725-7259. Call Charles at 7465761 for any additions to this list. PhillipStreet.2568 hotmait.com Residence Accommodation: Hesurrection College is accepting applications for residence for the upcoming Fall and Winter terms. Single rooms for undergraduates (second year and above), graduates, and doctoral students are available. If you are looking for a small, quiet residence with a warm, homelike atmosphere, give Patti a call at 885-4950. E-mai t:ptusch 8 ionline.net. lownhouse Summer Sublet -3 very large rooms, one with private washroom. Parking+ laundry, 0 minutes to WLU, 10 minute walk to UW. oartiallv furnished. 151 King St., N., Unit ‘IO. Call 725-3585. house for rent - $1, I OWmo. Incl. 4 rooms, located at 27A Peppier St. May l/98, 12 month lease. Contact Scott at (416) 3613594. 3 bedroom townhouse available: $145 per bedroom or $550 for house. Ten minute walk to UW. Call 725-9530. ‘)Plust see Summer sublet - beautifully maintained 3 bedroom home. Washer, dtyyer, frid 8, stove included. Fifteen minute wa 8 to UW. 18 Hickory Street. $175./month. Andrea 725-9748. Summer sublet - 3 bedroom apartmenf: upper level of large house. Clean, spacious, partially furnished, close to both campus’. 8 Cardill Crescent, Waterloo. Call 725-4436.

The Lyric Night Club - ride our complimentary Shuttle Bus to the Lyric every Saturday night. Departure times are 10:30,11:25 and 12: 15 ftcrm St. Mihael’s and 10:45, 11:40 and 12:30 from the University Plaza. Buses will be returning at 130, 1:50 and 2110. The constraints writer’s block? Can’t find the words or the right research materials you n88d? We can help! Write: Custom Essay Service, 4 Collier St., Suite 201, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 1L7. Call (416) 960-0240. ram-P2OOMMX, CompuBrLeaseP 32 MB RAM, 2.1 Y! G HDD, 56 Kbps Modem, 16X CD-ROM, 14” monitor. $0 Down! Only $13.75/week!! FREE DELIVERY. Call l-800-267-9466. Tweed Music:

Piano lessons with Sam

Wiersma MA BEd ARCCO. Reasonable rates. Students of all ages welcome. Central Waterloo location. Mention this ad for a discount of 15% from initial lesson package. 741-9163. Cubeand Cargo vans available for people moving to Western Canada. These are rental vehicles going one way only. Also cars available to other destinations. Call l-800-668-1 879 or (416) 222-4700.

Weekend Counsellors & Relief Staff to work in homes for individuals with developmental challenges. Experience, minimum 8-month commitment. Paid positions. Send resume to Don Mader, KW Habilitation Senrices, 108 S dney Street, S., Kitchener, Ontario, N2 4 3V2. International languages! Earn $1,000~$5,00O/month part time working from home. No experience necessary. Futl training. CaH Mr. Thompson (416) 631-3581.BYOB (Be your own boss). Retail booths -Main. Street Grand Bend on Lake Huron. Sell your product to Young Tourists. Get your MBA (Mega beach attitude). From $995. for the summer. Call 51 g-473-4084. Summer Business opportunity - Enterprising Distributers wanted. Market fun Canadian products -outdoor events - be your own boss - enjoy profits. Information (403) 867-2094. Student work - $12.85 to start. Full/ part-time Summer positions. Flexible hours, scholarshipsavailable, advancement opportunities. 40 offices across Canada. For details 886-0909. Student Works Painting - now hiring responsible students for full-time Summer painting positions. For more info call Petar at 885-5683 or Kathy at 5761950. Nude models wanted - mature Ryerson photography student looking to build portfolio. Payment in cash and/ or prints. Call Wolfgang 743-0404.

University Whitewater Rafting Weekend June 12-14, $150. all inclusive. Live band, fun times, prizes, giveaways! Bringthegang! WildernessTours 1-800-267-g 166.

Don’t pass over Thursday, April g/98. Doors open at 9 p.m. and everything is $2.00. Guaranteed to be the biggest party in townI For info call The Lyric 749-2121. downtown Kitchener. Ladies! Fastball teams or players wanted for KW Ladies Fastball League. Season runs from May-end of August. Call Cindv at 742-9801. The Lyric Night Club - Student Recession Pub Night - book your own bus trip at The Lyric on any Saturday Night for the Winter semester. The Lyric will give your group free admission, free food, the craziest prices, free concert tickets, free prizes, free transportation and the biggest party hype in the world on our Recession Student Pub Night on Saturdays. Call our info line now at 74921 21. Also ask us how we can help you raise money for your organization or choice of charitv. LOOKING FOR DAVE Thomson, an ex-Imprinter who enjoyed photography and writing. Please come to the Imprint Office, Student Life Centre, room 1116 between 9-5 Monday to Friday.

LSAT-MCAT-GMAT-GRE Prep Spring/ Summer classes are forming now. Courses range from 20 to 80 hours and start at $195. Subscribe to our FREE Law School Bound email newsletter at learn @prep.com. Richardson - Since 1979 - www.prep,com or 1-800-410June 24-28. TESOL teacherc&tification (or by correspondence). 1,000’s of jobs avaiiable NOW. FREE information package, toll free l-888-270-2941.


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