Committee to address lesbian, gay issues GRAHAM Imprint staff
new UW advisory committee will advise the university o n lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered issues in the campus community. Initiated in June, the committee has met three times and will meet approximately once a month. Meetings are open to the public. The need for an advisory committee was resented to the universitv administration by Gays and Lesbians of Waterloo. Matthew Nichols, co-ordinator, explgns that "GLOW felt'that we had very little influence o r power t o change what happens o n campus as a whole. GLOW felt, in my opinion, that an official LGBT committee would be a much better position to address any campus-wide LGBT issues." Nichols said the committee has much more power to affect change than a student -based organization like GLOW. The group's Web site explains: "the committee will advise the university o n LGBT issues as they relate to the UW campus; pro-active measures that may be needed to improve the level of acceptance and understanding of LGBT issues; changes to and development of policies, educational programs, accessi-
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bility of resources and level of assistance to LGBT members of the UW community and other relevant issues." Catharine Scott, associate provost and the chair of the new committee, said "We see ourselves as an educating force. A group that will be involved in helping the community to become comfortable with nomenclature." This fall, the committee will emphasize the needs of first-year students to ensure that thev feel - welcome in the university community. Frosh leaders have been trained to use neutral language thatacknowledges not all relationships are heterosexual. T h e committee will hold, inconjunction with GLOW, introductory pizza nights to reach out to new students. According to Trevor Fenton, graduate student representative for the committee, "Coming to a new campus can be rattling experience for anyone, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. But for LGBT people there is an additional worry - is it okay to be myself at this university?" This fear, they suggest, is the reason a committee is needed to communicate that UW is seeking ways to make campus a better, safer place for all students.
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CS tries for school status LAM Imprint staff
There is a proposal under consideration within the faculty of mathematics that will allow W s biggest academic unit, computer science, to become a "school" rather than department. The CS department believes that the newstatus will bring greater independence to manage its own internal affairs and gain greater recognition outside the university. The chair of the CS department, Nick Cercone, says "math and CS needed a more decentralized governance in order to respond more effectively and efficiently with all the demands placed upon CS and with the dazzling speed with which our discipline was changing." A CS review committee was created by Cercone and the dean of mathematics to study the current situation of computer science at the university. The committee made 24
recommendations in their report, including the change to a school status within the faculty of mathematics. An associate chair of CS, Prabhakar Ragde, says "The idea is for CS t o be able to exercise more autonomy, since it is quite different from the other departments inMath. Administratively, it should be a big win, because currently the chair of CS has to go through the dean of math's office to approve even lowlevel spending thatdoesn'thave anything to do with other units in the facplty." Ragde further says that "Currentstudentsshouldnotnoticemuch difference; future studentsmay benefit from the department being better able to respond to necessary changes in curriculum." If the proposal is approved by the faculty of mathematics, computer science will become the fifth academic unitwith 'school' status at UW.
More cash still doesn't mean better education for students SUSANBUBAK lmprint staff
ccording to a report released by Statistics Canada on July 0, Canadian universities received a record $13.9 billion in revenue in the academic year 19991 2000, an increase of 15.7 per cent from 1998!99. Revenue sources included government funding, student fees and private donations. After years of cutbacks in the 1980s andearly 1990s,government funding soared to $8.2 billion in 199912000,up $1.1 billion, or 15.1 per cent from 1998199. Despite the cash influx, the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada found that government funding per student has actually decreased by 25 per cent over the past 20 years. Since the Statistics Canada report does not contain government funding per student figures, "we can't determine if the level of funding has been sufficient for the increasing number of students," explained Ryan Stammers, Federation of Students vice-president education. "Once you break it down into per student numbers, the [funding] increase will obviously not be so large as indicated." Bryce Rudyk, executive director of the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance, said that when Statistics Canada compares government funding increases with enrolment increases, "we will see that the amount spent per student will at best increase very marginally." Statistics Canadadid not calculate the amount of government funding per student in its report because enrolment statistics for 1999i2000 were not available at the time of publication. According to a report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Canada spent almost $22,000 per student in 1998. Grants and contracts from the federal, provincial and municipal governments accounted for more than half of university revenue in 199912000, or 55 per cent. Of the three levels of government, the largest funding increase came from the provincial government, which contributed almost $6.8 billion in 199912000, an increase of $800 million, or 13.5 per cent from 1998199.Despite the provincial funding increase, "Ontario remains ninth out of 10 provinces when it comes to provincial university operating grants per full-time equivalent," said Rudyk.
Since the student population is expected to grow over the next few years, more provincial funding was allocated for the maintenance and expansion of university infrastructure. However, criticsargue that this funding comes withstrings attached. "All of these increased revenues are not necessarily monies that the universities can spend as they like," Stammers explained. "There are definitely restrictions on some of the financing that [universities] are receiving." For example, federal funding and private donations for research projects cannot be used for other purposes. Rudyk said that "a significant portion of the additional $1.1 billion [in government funding] was designated for new research, and thus does not directly benefit students." Federal research funding rose 23.1 per cent to just over $1.3 billion in 199912000. Stammers explained that universities are in dire need of more facilities to accommodate student population growth, "but that's not to say that we don't have other needs that seriously need to be addressed." He said these needs include hiring more professors to re-
duce class sizes, and providing more financial aid for students as tuition continues to rise. Students paid $2.9 billion in tuition and other fees in 199912000, up 9.8 per cent from 1998199. Nationwide, student fees accounted for 19 per cent of university revenue. In Ontario, 24 per cent of university revenue came from student fees." At the University of Waterloo, tuition accounts for 37 per cent of the university's operating revenue," said Rudyk. On May 1, tuition at UW increased by two per cent in regulated programs and seven per cent in deregulated programs such as engineering, optometry and computer science. The Statistics Canada report also showed thatincidental fees such as athletic and student association fees went up by 18.3 per cent in 199912000. Alumni and other private donors contributed $1.56 millionmore in donations, bequests and non-government grants and contracts. Revenue from the sale of products and services increased by 25.6 per cent, while investment revenue increased by 22.9 per cent.
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UW summer news review who live
For CHRIS EDEY Imprint staff
raditionally, summer is a slow time for news around the University of Waterloo campus. Many students have left town to scrape together enough money for the next semester while the co-op students that remained had to deal with limited class selection and reduced hours at the Bomber. However, the summer months did provide several interesting stories as life at UW continued on.
Cisco lays off Pixstream Shortly after acquiring Waterloobased Pixstream, Cisco Systems announced that all 230 full-tim.e Pixstream employees were to be laid off. Included in thelayoffs were 17 Waterloo co-op students, most of whom found placements at other companies, and a fat cheque from Cisco for the value of their canfelled co-op term's work. Cisco spokesperson Willa Black denied allegations that Cisco acquired Pixstream in order to get the compally's products and fire all the staff. Did we mention that Cisco laid off all 230 full-time staff, including the co-op students?
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on campus was cut down to create space. The new CECS building is located betweensouth CampusHall and Hagey Hall, and is scheduled to open in Fall 2002.
Former prof. sues UW Former UW researcher Dr. Ewa Lipczynska launched a wrongful dismissal suit against UW, Earth Sciences Chair Robert Gilliam and former Provost James Kalbfleish. Lipczynska claims that her contract was not renewed becasue she refused to allow her research to be used by Gillham for his own personal financial benefit. The lawsuit totals $3.4 million and has yet to be resolved.
Enrolment soars Budgetary constraints force an enrolment increase of 255 students, bringing the first year admission target to 4,322. For the first time UWguaranteed residence spaces for all first year students, but the enrolment increase put this promise under substantial duress. The university remained confident that all students would be successfully accommodated. At last count,-UW registrar Ken Lavigne told Impn'nt that there were about 4,600 students expected this fall.
Weaver's serves booze without licence
UW says no to sweatshops UW adopted an anti-sweatshop stance after negotiations between UW and Students Against Swe'atshops. Companies supplying any type of clothing to the school, merchandise or uniforms for example,. will be required to disclose where the clothing- was made, as well as answering questions relating to third party of facilities and . . inspections compliance with local labour laws.
It was revealed that Weaver's Arms operatedfrom January 10 to February 19 without going through the hassle of renewingits liquor licence. Following this fiasco and due to other concerns that the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario expressed over the operations of the bar, WCRI decided to assume control of the bar from licensee and manager, Chuck McMullan. Each side blamed the other for the licence oversight.
Feds re-open Used Bookstore The Feds' used bookstore had its grand reopening on July 5. The store has been relocated to the rear corner of the lower level in the SLC, and will benefit from an exof CECS director Bruce Lumsden, UW President David tra750squarefeetofspace. We liked this ~icture yet Johnstonand uw IGPA staff Nancy Heide so much we had to run it again. feature an online system for students to purchase their books, or QUEST, is currently in hot water of unwarranted censorship. In the end, the Feds backed a direct deposit system. Installing from several American universities down, choosing instead to adopt a an online sysgem remains a priority over the quality of similar products disclaimerpolicy requiring any Feds for bookstore manager Jon that they were sold. organization promoting an opinion Jongerius. to carry a disclaimer absolving the Feds censor Feds of any endorsement. Online registration anti-abortion posters
begms The University of Waterloo's online registration system, QUEST, went live on July 16 and immediately proceeded to crash. Many students were upset at the latest round of technical blunders (WebAccess anyone?)and felt that the system needed more testing before implementation. Eventuallythe bugs were sorted out, and the sign-up sessions were extended to accommodate the victims of the earlier system crash. PeopleSoft, the company that makes
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John Sweeney dies Former St.Jerome'sUniversitychancellor John Sweeney passed away at the age of 70 on July 7. Sweeney; who was once a member of the provincial cabinet under Liberal Premier David Peterson, served as chancellor for a dozen years and instructed at UW's school of plan-
The Feds refused to approve two controversial anti-abortion posters created by UW Students for Life. One of the two posters featured a photo of a woman with the caption: "Did I deserve the death penalty? My 'crime' was being conceived through rape." The other read: "Is this the face of the enemy?Abortion advocates pit women against our children." Several UW students had complained about the posters, but UW Students for Life accused the Feds
Benefactor to renew dump site Austrian architect Oscar Ganhal pledged to completely remediate the proposed Cambridge site of UWs school of architecture before donating the property to the university. The site is contaminated with coal tar, which was deposited during years of industrial activity on the site. The cost is estimated to be between $250,000 and $850,000.
Imprint summer quotables
compiled by Melissa Graham
"Kill the restaurant, build a bar, and they will come." -Jon Willing on what to do with Ground Zero in the fall.
"I'm not really a patriotic whore like many Canadians claim to be." -Jon Willing muses about Canada in the run off to Canada Day.
"Contained within these pages, you'll find the stunning display of media bias you've come to expect from Imprint. . ." -Ryan Matthew Merkley sets the record straight on our journalistic bias of the coverage of the Summit of the Americas.
"Mass mediacan mesmerize apopulation into. . . thinking that choosing between Bush and Gore is a choice." - Greg Macdougall's take on the media's portrayal of protestors.
"Money talks and bullshit walks, so hit the bricks." - Ryan Porter on the ability of organizations to buy their way inside the perimeter of the Summit of the Americas.
Tuition goes up Surprise! Tuition fees have been raised again. The UW Board of governors approved a proposal to raise tuition by two per cent in regulated programs and seven percent in deregulated programs. UW's operating budget was also cut by 3.5 per cent to help ease the financial squeeze. The board also tacked on an extra $25 co-op fee increase, that will go towards paying for the new $8.7 million CECS building. Construction on the new building began in early May, when the oldest tree
ning. He will always be rememberedas an active member of the university community.
"The brain chemicals that make us fall in love run out after 36 months, and it usually takes another year for us to realize this, look around and get out." - Anthropologist Helen Fischer explailiswhy relationships based on sex are genetically programmed to self-destruct after four years - so it's really not your fault that you can't seem to commit, is it? "Okay, get the hell off my planet before I use your face to make both of our cars a write-off." - Edan Tasca's periodic road rage is something to watch out for.
" ~ u t ' t h eworld isn't entirely closed to homos." - Nigel Flear on the safety members of the LGBT community face when travelling to other countries in the face of anti-gay statements from leaders of various African countries and the persecution of LGBT people in China and Malaysia.
"In Walkerton, the results speak for themselves -the ones that are still alive of course." - Chris Edey comments on Mike Harris' appearance atthe Walkerton Inquiry..
"At the end of the term, students should be able to get their mack on at any time in the presence of a potential target." -Heramb Ramachandran advises on how to attract the opposite sex and have your way with them.
"Now we can only wait in anticipation for the next koan." - Mark A. Schaan hopes the government starts meditating alone a new thought line when it comes to education and its fundingdecisions.
"Remember boys and girls, your writing is a reflection of your intelligence." -Reggie George takes issue with a poorly written letter attacking an article by Ryan Matthew Merkley
"If it's not a love, then it's a terrible job." - Huge Canadian rock star Ron Hawkins on being in the music industry.
"The unsettling similarities to public school lunch hour don't stop there." - Ryan T. Porter writing about erotic foods.
"I may be pro-choice, but I certainly do not view babies, or anyone for that matter, as my enemy." - Devon Scoble was offended by posters used in a pro-life campaign on campus.
"Get the hell out." -Weaver's Arms manager Chuck McMullan's demand t o two uwstudent.org reporters looking for comment on the Weaver's arm's liquor licence scandal.
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Feds release strategic plan for fall and winter term PHILIP LAM Imprint staff
he Federation of Students has released their strategic plan for 2001-2002, outlining their plans for the coming fall and winter terms.. Since taking office on May lst, the new Feds council has been working on a number of projects that involve UW students and the local community. The plan outlines exactly what the Feds have been working on and their future goals.
Dawn Phillips is responsible for the management of Fed Hall, the Used Bookstore and all the other businesses run by the Federation of Students. Phillips' short-term agenda involves the publishing of detailed breakdown of the Feds fee in order to educate students on how their money is being spent and an annual report that highlights the accomplishments and events of the past year. Long-term initiatives include the implementation of an interactive web-interface for the Used Bookstore. "We want students to be able to check the inventory and check their account status if they sold a book, or if they have acheque waiting," said Phillips, who expects the online system to be available to students by the end of the next winter term. The Feds are also interested in partnering with local charities to hold on-campus fund raising events that will benefit the Waterloo community.
Feds presidentyaacov Iland has been heavily involved with several projects including the student housing task force report, which makes a number of recommendations to improve the quality and availablility of student housing. Iland plans on improving student access to UW bursaries by changing the UW needs assessment system to meet financial needs of those who are really in need. Also, Iland will head up the Feds' plans to increase students' awareness of Feds elections through a variety of media campaigns. Most prevalent is Iland's involvement with Campaign Waterloo, a fundraising initiative for the proposed expansion of the Student Life Centre and the athletics facilities on north campus. An addition to the SLC will "provide more study space, lounge space and clubs rooms." The proposal also includes plans to construct new athletics facilities on north campus, including more gym space, a fitness centre and an Astroturf field with lighting for night use. The two projects are expected to cost students $20 per term over 25 years. "It's a significant new fee for students," Iland admitted. "I think it should be their decision as to whether they want to pay it." T o get student opinion, the Feds will hold a referendum on the final Waterloo Campaign proposal in mid-November after working with the administration to change the initial proposal based on student feedback.
FedsVP student issues BrendaBeatty works in conjunction with various service coordinators to promote diverse special events and growth within the UW community. On the top of Beatty's agenda is campus safety. She's got plans to buy a second safety van and expand the borders of the WalkSafe program. "If we were going to expand our borders, we would probably need (to hire) more students," said Beatty. As a result, she will need to secure more funding for the WalkSafe program, which employs UW students to conduct foot patrols. Also on Beatty's to do list is increasing the effectiveness of volunteer boards around campus, advocating public transit usage and involving a greater amount of clubs and club directors at Feds activities. Beatty has also planned for the installation of new bike racks in better locations across campus.
Dawn Phillips Feds VP administration and finance
Ryan Stammers On the academic side, Feds VP education Ryan Stammers is all for greater access to financial aid, promoting co-op student volunteer opportunities, and better communication between students and school administration. Stammers plans to launch a new Education Station Web site that wi!l provide greater access to information about financial aid and student lobbying efforts. Stammers also proposes to put course evaluations online and make scholarships and bursaries available on a need-basis to help those with financial needs unmet by OSAP.
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Feds opt for disclaimers RYAN MATTHEW M E R K L E Y Imprint staff
everal weeks after censoring UW Students for Life, the Feds have rescinded their ban on two controvertial antiabortion posters. The Feds have instead opted for a more stringent disclaimer policy -a modification of their current clubs policy. Feds president Yaacov Iland said that the groups are expected to include a disclaimer on any posters that "attempt to convey a message." Groups not promoting a belief or message may post without a disclaimer, he added. "If it's just a group that's trying to organize people socially, we actively support that, whereas if it's a group trying to convey a message, we'd like to keep that distance," said Iland. "Once they get to promoting a message, a disclaimer is necessary." UW Studentsfor Life member Alex Cassar explained his disappointment with the decision in a letter to Imprint. He noted that the new policy only covers Feds clubs, allowing the services to post opinions without any disclaimer. The Feds services include the Womyn's Centre, GLOW, the Food Bank, the Legal Resource office, the Off-Campus Dons, Environment Commission and the Campus Re-
sponse Team. In a previous issue of Imprint, VP student issues Brenda Beatty noted that the Womyn's Centre is typically a pro-choice organization, but that they have remained neutral on the censorship issue. Cassar suggested that the Feds require a disclaimer on all clubs and services posters, regardless of the message. Iland said that the Feds' main concern was ensuring that students understand that the groups are supported by the Feds, but that their actions are not. He draws the distinction between supporting their existence and their beliefs. According to the revised policy, clubs promoting an opinion will display a message on their posters explaining a club "expresses the views and opinions of its members only and does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Federation of Students" The Feds censored UW Students for Life after Beatty received about 25 complaints from students about two variants in a series of posters entitled "Question Abortion." The group was not allowed to post the two variants, but under the new policy, they could post them as long as they carried the appropriate disclaimer. At this point, UW Students for Life have not resumed their poster campaign.
Feeding the rumour mill JON WILLING Imprint staff
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twhatpointdo rumours become news? Most newsmongers would argue that it's the point where sources are identified and testimony is presented. For reporters and editors, there's nothing more frustrating than having a gut instinct while being unable to persuade a reliable source to make comment or validate or invalidate rumours. Rumours have, indeed, been swirling around the campus over the summer break regarding the university's response to Vladimir Platonov's criminal sentence. In January, Platonov, a pure mathematics professor, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault after he attacked his wife with a rock in November 1999. He was given a conditional sentence, which avoids jail time, but enforces daily curfews in his home. The university placed Platonov under suspension with pay and has yet to decide whether Platonov will continue to teach at UW. With the start of the fall term and the university's perpetual "investigation," student reporters have been poking and prodding at administration and people associated closely with the case to gather information regarding Platonov's fate. To no surprise, the university is tight-lipped. But, some people in the university community seem to agree that the university is planning to release Platonov from teaching at UW. Of course, those same people who are spreading the rumours won't say from whom they heard the information, which makes the job of the student reporter all the more challenging. The university won't make any official announcement of its decision until an appeal hearing of Platonov's conditional sentence takes place later this month. You can bet, however, that the university has already made its decision regardless of this conditional sentence appeal. After all, it's had since January to come up with a response. The problem may
be the presentation of its decision, and chances are the university administration has been working closely with Information and Public Affairs to decide how to present their respmse to the public. I suspect the university would be faced with a public relations conundrum that ultimately reflects the overlaying moral question this case presents: do personal matters affect matters of the profession? If the university decides to release Platonov, it declares that the personal matters of its staff influence their professional careers. If the university lifts Platonov's suspension, it faces scrutiny over the morals of having a criminal as an authority on campus. So we're left to speculate both responses regardless of the rumours suggesting Platonov's dismissal. The Memorandum of Agreement of the Faculty Association and the university allows a dismissal if there's a serious breach of criminal law, among other causes for dismissal. Certainly, the university would have the right to dism~ssPlatonov based on this agreement, and naturally, this would probably be the backbone of the university's response to the public. AlthoughPlatonov's offence is extremely serious and the university has just cause to dismiss the aging professor, it will wrestle with trying to avoid insulting Platonov with its response. . Recently, I discussed the case with a friend and she said something very true: if it was anyone but a professor, the PR wouldn't be much of a problem. I can't see the university grappling over ways to declare dismissing a food services staff, per se, under similar circumstances. As we have read in numerous reports, the fact that the offender is a university professor makes the story more paramount. If the university does not validate these rumours shortly after the hearing, we can expect an outcry from students, staff and our student government. But until then, all we can do is surmise.
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frosh week, sets the guidelines that all residences and faculties must follow. Some students have compared PACO to a religion or a cult, where all of the members blindly follow the directives. PACO has created an environment that assumes first-year students are incapable of taking care of themselves, and must be coddled and protected. Never mind that no one will be looking over their shoulder once classes begin. Frosh week was intended to be a safe place for first-year students to get to know each other and go a little wild. If the frosh get plastered, there are leaders around to see them home safely. I know of frosh leaders in the past, when orientation was not so dry, who prevented women from going home with strange guys because they were so drunk they could barely stand. If Frosh don't learn their limits during orientation, they will learn them in the following weeks, when they are much more vulnerable. The list of what this year's frosh will not experience, compared to my frosh year (a mere four years ago) is Ipng. Many of the chants and songs I learned-are soon to fade from campus memory. Although some faculties do teach their chants later, there is never a more perfect time than frosh week. You will
not hear the engineering song because of references to drinking 40 beers, and you sure as hell won't hear the anti-engineering song artsies used to be taught (with good reason). I really wish someone would explain to me why a chant like "Arts loves science, science gives us drugs" is really so bad. What harm does this do? Like frosh haven't been exposed to drugs before? It's not as if that chant is going to change their opinions about it. I was 22 (and certainly not in first year anymore) before I ever tried pot, and the chants I learned in first year had nothing to do with it. Frosh kits will include condoms. Safe sex is to be encouraged; although sex is apparentlv not. Alcohol in anv significant way will be absent. The committee only allows three wet events; one each for the residences, the faculties and one campus-wide event, b u t Heather FitzGerald, firstyear s t u d e n t h f e c c ordinator, didn't think that the residences were having a wet event. So two wet events maybe, and sponsorship from the beer companies is prohibited. Frosh won't even find their campus newspaper easily accessible because it does not meet the standards set by PACO. Their crime?Accepting advertisements from beer companies, and worse: the Stag Shop. In order to be included in the frosh kits, your paper would have had
to remove all "questionable" content, be this advertisements, opinion o r copy. Yes, PACO would censor the media if it could get away with it in order to create this fictitious world. It is highly unlikely that the acronym DFTFY will appear o n any Frosh leaders' shirts this year. DFTFY stands for, of course, Don't Fuck the Frosh - Yet. This has appeared o n some frosh leaders' shirts in the past and it seems, because once class starts well, you know. -Melissa Graham 4A applied studies, political science
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out a month ago, I promised myself I wasn't going to write a column about orientation for this issue, and I wasn't going to rail on the advisory committee on orientation for sanitizing frosh week. So I won't. Melissa Graham was more than willing to come forward (see above) to fill that not-so-tall order. I'm sure they're out burning copies o f h p r i n t as we speak. During orientation week, I expect someone to be reading my mail, using a sharpie marker to black out the bad words and over-18 references. My objections with orientation week do not extend to a broad generalization that frosh week is bad for frosh, or that those who run it are evil. Some of the rules prohibit things like hazing, and control who is serving alcohol to frosh. These kinds of regulations protect new students from being exploited or made to feel uncomfortable. There's no debate over the value of those rules. I think the hundreds of leaders who give their own free time to welcome first-year students should be celebrated. I'll be working with many of them this week as a volunteer, helping them put together their major concert. When there turned out be about 600
more off-campus frosh than was originally expected, Imprint volunteered to help pick up the slack any way we could (there are over a hundred of us at any time, you know). But it isn't all fun and co-operation. Imprint, for the first time in years, will not appear in the frosh kits that are sent out to first-year students. We have appearedin those kits about as long as there have been kits in which to appear. The reason we've decided not to appear in the frosh kits is the Provost's Advisory Committee on Orientation. The committee believes that anything that frosh see on frosh week would constitute an endorsement o n the part of the university, and as a result, Imprint is unlikely to be kosher. Some people might take that to mean that the free press is something the orientation committee doesn't want to endorse. Last year, we met the orientation committee half-way by printing a separate pullout section for the frosh kits, removing the questionable content. In retrospect, it was probably a mistake. What first-year students ended up getting was a white-washed version of their student newspaper, and a poor representation of our true, irreverent selves. What is questionable content? Accord-
ing to the advisory committee, all references to things drug, alcohol and sex-related pretty much cover it. lmprrnt would be removed from the frosh kits not only if we included articles about having sex or where to get the best pint of Gu~nness,but also if we ran advertisements from bars o r over-18 stores. Last year, when Laurler's student newspaper, The Cord, published a frosh supplement that included content critical of the university, admln~stratlon-and students held a referendum to pull funding from The Cord. The referendum failed, and The Cord is now Independent of the student union. Censorship is just around the corner at UW. There are rumours abound that some orientanon leaders were thinking of destroying or stealing copies of Imprint because of anti-orientation week content. N o matter the outcome, Imprint's mandate is to provide news and information to students and the community, and we w d continue to do so for years t o come. And if you see somebody starting an Imprint-fueled bonfire, put it out, or have a couple of marshmallows o n me. -Ryan Matthew Merkley editor-in-chief 1
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olitical leaders have long been afraid to standup in favour of queer rights. Many were and still are concerned about their public image and some are afraid to associate with queer people. It is certainly easier for a politician to ignore the whole gay issue altogether. But this year, all that has changed. Now being gay friendly is politically advantageous. And just look at who's marching in our parades now. For the longest time, only gay politicians stood up for gay rights and marched in the ~ a r a d e s and there were none of these in Canada until 1988 when Svend Robinson came out publicly. Since then a few others have followed: Rial Mtnard of the Bloc, Winnipeg's mayor, Glen Murray, plus a whole bunch of semicloseted politicians in all levels of government. The NDP and Bloc have been ardent supporters of queer rights for a while, too. Alexa McDonough andHoward Hampton attended the
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2000 Toronto parade along with a large contingent of the NDP. Bloc leader Gilles Duceppe marched in this year's parade in Montreal. What has really drawn a lot of attention is the recent support of not-so-socialist leaders. Yes, suddenly it is en vogue for any politician to march in the gay pride parade. Toronto Mayor Me1 Lastman is a good example. While timid about appearing in Toronto's pride celebrations in 1999, he has returned the following two years with great enthusiasm and a super soaker. Many Canadians were surprised at former Prime Minister Joe Clark's decision to march in the Calgary gay pride parade this year. His party has never been more than a half-baked supporter ofgay rights, and Joe Clark himself had never spoken on the issue before. His decision is seen as a "thank you" to the gay community of Calgary who helped secure his seat in the federal legislature against the Canadian Alliance candidate. While clearly overdressed in a suit, Clark was quick to point out that he wasn't wearing a tie. Clark remains the highest ranking official to appear in
a Canadian gay pride parade. Alan Rock, Liberal leader-inthe-wings, has also been doing the gay pride circuit this year. H e marched in both Toronto and Montreal's parades, and attended the pride service of the Metropolitan Community Church in Toronto. Rock has also been earning brownie points as Health minister with the decriniinalization of marijuana for AIDS sufferers and others with terminal illnesses. It seems Rock, more than most, is going out of his way to embrace the gay community. Now, we're at the point where leaders take a lot of criticism for not appearing in the parade. London mayor Anne Marie DeCicco had to apologize for not attending her city's parade (she was taking a family trip). Other Canadian towns and cities have been criticized for refusing to officially proclaim gay pride days. Mark 2001 as the year when politicians are expected to embrace the queer community and its festivals. Joe Clark and Allan Rock just upped the ante. Jean Chrttien take notice: your attendance is requested at next year's parade.
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hat is WPIRG?You may have seen this five-letter acronym as you've peI rused through your frosh kit, or examined your fee statement. And you must have wondered, what the I heck is WPIRG? Well, the Waterloo Public Interest Research Group (see why we go by WPIRG?) is a student-driven volunteer organization right here on campus. We have a mandate to research, educate and take action on environmental and social justice issues - issues affecting our community's well-being. We seek to foster social change that is based on respect, diversity, equality and dignity. In 1973, students organized WPIRG to ~rovidethemselves with a vehicle to inform, challenge, and take action on issues adversely affecting people and the environment. Today, students and community members are still drawn together through WPIRG in the belief that, together, we need to continue to work towards a just, environmentally-sound and democratic soExp~resSeptember 3 1,200 1 HOURS: ciety. email@example.com Mon.toFr1. 10 9 ,501 10-6 Sun 12-5 L 1 1 1 m 1 1 1 1 1 I I 1 1 I 1 1 ' 1 1 1 1 ~ Volunteering with WPIRG is 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
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unlike any other volunteer position youmay have hador will likely have again. When you volunteer at WPIRG you are volunteering for yourself to develop and act on your interests in social, political and environmental justice. Joining other students in an action group gives you the opportunity to be with like-minded people, share your concerns andact on them. Our current action groups are: Amnesty International; Canadian-Cuban Friendship Association; Compassionate Living; Climate Change; Economic Globalization; FoodNot Bombs; Internet Collective; Media Watch; Socially Responsible Investing; Students Against Sweatshops; UWAnti-Racist Action; Whitewash; Womyn of Colour Collective and WPIRG Radio. And there is always room for more if you have an issue that you would like to work on. We have a fabulous multi-mediaalternative resourcecentre (over 5,000 books), an office and fulltime staff for on-going support. Come and check us out in the Student L~feCentre, room2139 (above Brubaker's). Learn more about WPIRG and volunteer opportunities at our first meeting of the term, Tuesday, Sep-
tember 25,5:30 p.m. in the Student Life Centre multi-purpose room. WPIRG also brings in thoughtprovoking speakers, like Ward Churchill, one of the most outspoken Native American activists. He will be speaking at the University of Waterloo on Thursday, September 1 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the Humanities Theatre. The title of his lecture is: "Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss: Globalization, Genocide and Resistance." A Keetoowah Band Cherokee and professor of American Indian studies at the University of Colorado/Boulder, Churchill explores the themes of genocide in the Americas, historical and legal interpretation of conauest and colonization and indigenous alternatives to the status quo. Churchill is also a spokesperson for the Leonard Peltier Defense Committee, and a member of the Leadership Council of Colorado American Indian Movement. His books include: Struggleforthe Land, Fantasies of the Master Race, Pacifismas Pathology, and A Little Matter of Genocide: Holocaust and Denial in the Americas. Everyone is welcome to attend this informative lecture.
Abortion posters To the editor,
was a member of the KitchenerWaterloo Pro-choice Action Network that created pro-choice posters that ran on Kitchener Transit buses for several years (You can see one of these ads in my office). As someone who believes strongly in a woman's right to choose, I was distressed to see that our group's ads were often defaced in the buses. The ads read: 'You have three choices when faced with an unplanned pregnancy: parenting, abortion, adoption." Some people were clearly uncomfortablewithour message. Some anti-abortion supporters could not tolerate our group expressing its opinion, and they used markers to cross out "abortion" on these posters. Now the same tactic is being used at the University of Waterloo to suppress the speech of anti-jabort~onsupporters. Unable to tolehte the speech of these activists, the Feds have censored the posters of some campus anti-abortion groups. This censorship is disgraceful. Perhaps the posters do make some students "uncomfortable." But one goal of a university education is to challenge closelyheld beliefs, and such a challenge may produce discomfort. Perhaps the posters do "maliciously distort the pro-choice philosophy." But the aim for a university education is to teach people to think independently; to detect propaganda in all its guises and examine information critically. The
proper remedy for bad speech in a democratic society is not censorship, but more speech: speech that educatesand informs. If pro-choice activists are offended by the antiabortion posters, they should produce their own counter-posters. Some years back many students were incensed when the university administration censored Usenet newsgroups. At that time many students spoke eloquently about the value of free speech in a democratic society, and eventually the censorship was repealed. It is time for students who support freedom of expression - a core value of Canadian society as expressed in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms - to speak up and get the poster ban repealed. -Professor Jeffrey Shallit department of computer science
Beef with Craig To the editor,
would like to respond to Craig Fortier's letter from the July 27 issue of Imprint. My main beef is thestatement in Craig's letter that: "Mr. Macdougall's article effectively argues that the mass media is able to control the wants of society." But he doesn't effectively argue that. As I stated in my previous letter, products are introduced and fail miserably all of the time, and some corporations do rack up. huge losses. How can this be? In fact, according to this sort of rhetoric, the very existence of an anti-globalization movement is
impossible!If we are all brainwashed by corporations into docile acceptance, then people would be incapable of rejecting consumer capitalism. The fact that people are protesting in the streets must imply that despite the influence of corporations, people are quite capable of coming to their own conclusions, and of choosing their own values, which are quite different from the materialism espoused by modern advertising. If people can choose to reject capitalism, then they must be able to choose to accept it as well. Mr. Fortier goes on to say that I "defend a blind acceptanceof what the mass media tells vou." Bollocks. I think you should question every media source - including the student newspaper at your university. Then there's the statement that I espouse a "consume-at-all-costs philosophy." No, actually, I don't. I am living in Dublin now because I would rather travel and see some of the world than sit at home and accumulate material possessions. I did point out that there are plenty of reasons other than advertising that people are consumers namely, because they enjoy their stuff. I'm not claiming that's the way it ought to be or the way it always will be, but that's the way it is. Blaming the ills of society on corporations is a massive over-simplification, and it ignores that at the end of the day, it is the common man reaching into his wallet to provide corporations with profits. r Christopher Price
Craig is popular To the editor,
his letter is written in response to Craig Fortier's letter. While I have recently abandoned that political change for the good is impossible, I would like to point out a few things. First, I would like to praise you for taking part in something that YOU believe to be for the good of other people. I don't believe I have done something like that in a few years. If only there were more politically active people like you, Waterloo and Canada would be the better for it. However, I would like to point out that you failed to address Mr. Price's statement: "[corporations] make so muchgoddamn money [because] they give people what they want."Your response onlyaddressed corporate responsibility and corruption. Corporations are so powerful, bedause we purchase, en masse, the products andlor services offered by them. In the case of accused Russian programmer D. Sklyarov (http:/l www.freesklyarov.org), a public outcry (includingshareholders)may have been part of the reason a company withdrew its endorsement for his prosecution. We do not need Playstations, vibrators and Etch-a-Sketch (by the way: you can be a real hit at parties if you bring these three items with you) althoughwe supportthese companies out of lust and laziness. We control the fate of corporations. If enough ordinary consumers spoke up regarding acertain practice, corn-
panies will stop the offending behaviour. We can do this because companies depend on us for their revenue. I'm reminded of the prudent words of a trusted intellectual and OG gangsta: "Nobody put the crack pipe in your mouth." If corporations practise inappropriate behaviour, it's our own damned fault. - Sascha Kokott 4B physics The forum section enable's' members ofthe University of W a t e r l o o community t o present views o n various issues through letters t o the editor and longer comment pieces. All letters must be signed by the author, with a phone number for verification, and s h o u l d n o t e x c e e d 350 words. They can be sent to:
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The writing is (back) on the wall Supporting free speech a victory for Feds
ast month's decision by the Federation of Students to pull the plug on two controversial posters from UW Students for Life's "Question Abortion" campaign raised fears that the Feds might be implementing an unwritten policy of selective censorship. The posters in question openly challenge students to view abortion in a different light than it has been popularly portrayed. One poster displays the picture of a baby with the caption, "Is this the face of the enemy?" and proposes that a lack of financial and emotional support is one reason that some women feel trapped when they find themselves pregnant. The other displays the portrait of a woman, with the caption, "Did I deserve the death penalty?" and calls into question the reasoning that abortion is a beneficial choice in the case of rape. Some students, like Devon Scoble in the last issue oflmprint, have argued that the Feds were correct in removing these posters. In her Forum article, Scoble claims that the posters spread "anti-choice" messages, "maliciously" distort the pro-choice philosophy, and stigmatize and alienate people. None of these t accusations really stick when one takes the time to examine the posters in question. With great concern, I read about the removal of the posters by the Feds, who, at the time, could only provide a sample of student opinion about the posters' message that was used as a rationale for pulling the posters.
While it is commendable for the Feds to respond quickly to student concerns, it is also true that popular opinion alone makes for poor policy. As for the confusion regarding the Feds' neutrality on the matter, that was something that could have easily been addressed by an added disclaimer or a change in club poster policy. Weoften take it for granted that our universities are forums where we can bounce radical ideas off of each other and challenge each other, discussing issues -new and old - safely and freely. If freedom of speech is a right in this country, one would reason that nowhere should this be more true than at an educational institution like UW. With the removal of the posters it seemed that UW's Feds were about to sell out on that freedom. As it turns out, that was not the case. Shortly after Imprint's July 27 issue, uwstudent.org reported that the Feds had reached an agreement with Students for Life, allowing them to continue posting all six versions of their posters as long as they included a disclaimer that the posters did not express the Feds' opinion. I admit I was impressed with bow quickly and co-operatively Students for Life and the Feds had worked on this issue, and so I confirmed this with Brenda Beatty, Feds VP of Student Issues. Beatty made it clear to me that the Feds' main concern had more to do with people thinking the Feds were endorsing the group's cause by puthng the Feds logo on the posters. "If the impression is given that the view is
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represented by Feds, there's a problem there," Beatty told me. But she also noted that in the fall term, the Feds have about 60 to 70 different clubs that represent a diverse set of interests, so the Feds couldn't easily limit a club's rightto expression.When I askedBeatty about Feds' role when controversy surrounds what one club has expressed, she said, "We represent 16,000 members. We are representing people with strong negative reactions but also a [clubs] member who feels strongly about their convictions and wants to share them." On most campuses, abortion is a highly charged topic. At the University of British Columbia (UBC), the on-campus pro-life group, Lifeline, caused a stir in November of 1999 when it displayed the Genocide Awareness Project (GAP),which depicted images comparing abortion with the Holocaust and racist lynchings - near the Student Union building. But a real fiasco erupted when three members of Students for Choice, an on-campus pro-choice group, who also happened to be representatives from the Alma Mater Society (the UBC equivalent of the Feds) attacked and destroyed the display. While many questioned the appropriateness and accuracy of the GAP display, the violent destruction of a club's display was even more disturbing. News of what happened at UBC spilled into the local media and spurred a number of articles and editorials from pro-life and pro-choice
groups alike, most condemning the violent denial of expression. So concerned was the BC Civil Liberties Association about the attack on free speech that they sent a representative when GAP returned the following year to ensure that Lifeline was able to express its views safely. The three students were suspended, but their actions reflected poorly on the student union's ability to uphold student rights and security. UW is not UBC; the Federation of Students is not the Alma Mater Society; and UWSFL's "Question Abortion" campaign is nothing like the GAP. But the issue at the centre of the two controversies -freedom of student expression -is the same. I'm thankful that what happened at UBC did not happen on any scale here at UW. Beatty has made it clear that the Feds try to avoid making direct political statements when they don't affect education. Rather, "We try to encourage intellectual growth, development and diversity." On the surface, the Feds' decision is a victory for the on-campus pro-life movement. This is true, but it is also a victory for the Feds, who handled a delicate issue with courage and fairness. But most importantly, it's avictory for all of us here at the University of Waterloo -because free speech, diversity and discussion have won. -Peter Chung 2B computer science
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Engineers Without Borders taking off George Roter fights crime and poverty RYAN MATTHEW MERKLEY Imprint staff
he founders of EngineersWithoutBorders are a couple of media savvy guys. George Roter and Parker Mitchell had the good sense to tell a reporter at the National Post that a Globe and Mail writer was working up a story on EWB. The rest was a media frenzy that still has Roter's head spinning, beginning with a story in the National Post. Clever. "We weren't 100 per cent prepared for the type of attention that we've been getting," confessed Roter. "The repercussions being that there's going to be alot of people contacting us wanting to get involved. So we had to accelerate some of our plans; the plan was to be ready for that by the end of September, but it got moved up to having all that ready for the beginning of August." Now the group is in full-media motion, with Roter leading the charge in print (although no one's seen that Globe and Mail article as of yet), radio and television. The group is a not-for-profit organization (still waiting on their charitable status) whose goal is to use engineering solutions to improve the way of life for people in the developing world. EWB is developing projects in several areas, including; developing large scale solutions for problems in the developing
world, like water purificaiton and land-mine detection; working with communitiestowards building the physical capacity; applying engineering skills to other organizations, in the form of co-ops and placements; and building the engineering capacity of the developing world. The final goal is one that Roter is still struggling with. He explains that for many people in developing countries, an education is a ticket out towards a new life away from poverty, not a reason to stay. All the attention has left Roter, who grew up moving from place to place in Toronto, hopeful for the future of the organization he started. "We always had two or three people living in our house who were not a part of our family - all the time," said Roter of his childhood. "It was whomever my Mom or my Dad met who said 'Oh, you need a place? Come live here.' And that happened throughout my life, and really exposed me to a lot of different things that made me think about where I am and who I am and what else is out there." As a result, Roter, a Master's student in of mechanical engineering, has become something of an anomoly at the University of Waterloo, considering his expanding social conscience at a university brimming with profit-seeking techies, and his enthusiasm has spread to engineers across Canada.
"This university has really stepped behind this project," says Roter. EngineersWithout Borders has received strong support from both the faculty of engineering and U W administration. In fact, a portion of last year's RodCoutts donation is being allocated to support surnmer bursaries for EWB placement interns. "The Waterloo chapter has really been the premiere chapter for our organization; they've done alotof research projects, they've done the majority of internships, they have 150 members. They're really strong and upfront, and doing some great work. I'm starting to see everything come together, and
reaping the benefits," he said. "Hundreds of volunteers are involved and there are thousands of members across Canada. The organization is starting to do meaningful workin the developing world and having this media attention -that's what's important. I'm seeing the idea come to fruition." Expect to see a lot more of George Roter and Engineers Without Borders. Recently, His ExcellencyJohn Ralston Saul agreed to sit on the group's advisory board. Roter admits that there are plenty of drawbacks to media attention: "Five minutes isn't a long time to get across every single point of the organization."
The truth about sexual assault MELISSA GRAHAM Imprint staff
woman who is raped will be in shock, trying not to lose complete control after the attack. She will need the support of her family and friends to getthrough it. Many women fear the uncertainty of the future, what their options are and what to do first. After being raped, a woman should seek medical attention, preferably at a hospital. The Waterloo Region Sexual Assault Treatment Centre has two locations at St. Mary's General Hospital and the Cambridge Memorial Hospital. A team of specially trained nurses, social workers and physicians are on call 24 hours a day and will arrive within 30 minutes. After being seeing the intake nurse, the victim will be shown to a auiet room off from the main emergency waitine room. The nurse and social worker will conduct an interview, and outline the legal, counselling and health options available. If a physical exam is to be done -this is the woman's choice - the physician on call will be contacted. One of the options is to have a rape kit made. Arape kit is a collection of physical evidence that will be handed over to the police only if you chose to sign a release. The kit will be kept for six months, allow-
ing ample time to decide at a later date if police should be involved. Having a rape kit completed is a somewhat intrusive process, and a woman can chose to forgo any steps along the way -it is not an all-ornothing situation. A pregnancy test, STD test and medication, such as the morning-after pill, will be discussed with the woman to decide what is appropriate and needed. The STD and HIV tests are done anonymously because results must be obtained from the Community Health Department. The Kitchener-Waterloo Sexual Assault Support Centre operates a 24-hour crisis and support line at 741-8633. This crisis line is answered by staff from an answer ing service who will forward your message -a phone number where the caller can be reached and any name she would like to give -to a trained volunteer who is on call. The volunteer will call you back within 15 minutes. In extreme circumstances where it is not safe ta leave a name and number, a call can be patched through to the volunteer. All volunteers are women who have received 40 hours of intensive training and are available to listen, provide support and go with you to the hospital or police station if desired. The support centre offers anonymous third party reports. The
reports are made by a councillor from the centre, at your request, to police. The report will tell police that an assault has taken place, the details of the assault and who the offender is, if this information is known. This information will be entered into the computer system as apermanent recordof areport made against the accused rapist. Accordingto Lori Ann Reddick, a councillor and media representative at the centre, when this type of report is made the police can't investigate the crime, but it gives the woman the opportunity to have made documentation and if another offence occurs the police will be able to contact the centre and ask if the woman would be willing to testify. There is no statue of limitations
on reporting a sexual assault. Reddick advises women that "Once you report, its out of your hands. If a woman reports a sexual assault and then decides 'man, I just wanted to tell them but I didn't want to go to court, I didn't really want it to go forward,' she could be subpoenaed to do that anyway. You are reporting a crime, they are required to follow up and investigate it." Gwen Sim, a member of the division three sexual assault unit, was asked how much control a woman has over the decision to have charges pressed after reporting a sexual assault she stated: "The victim has a lot of say, I think in a lot of cases there is a lot of misinformation out there." WhenSim was asked
specifically about support centre's advice to women who are considering reporting a sexual assault she said, "That's wrong and they know that." After speaking to Reddick a second time, she clarified the centre's stance, saying "I can't guarantee that if she tells the police something that they won't proceed. I can't guarantee that; no one can guarantee that. That part is out of her hands. In most situations the police will respect what she wants to do, but there is some possibility that it will proceed whether she wants it to or not." Reddick explained that the support centre does not advise women one way or ancontinued on page 13
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ast year, a woman from UW was date-raped while on her co-op term. She sat down with I m p & to tell her story: "The night I was raped I was very drunk, and although1 had been - nervous about this man, the more I drank the less concerned I became. "Two men I worked with came home with mv roommate and mvself after drinking and playing pool. I wasn't reallv thinking about where things were going at this point. My
uneasiness never completely went away, but when you're that drunk you tend not to worry. "After he started to kiss me and undo my jeans I told him I wasn't going to have sex with him, he said he was fine with that. When we started to have oral sex, I was uncomfortable in the sense that I was thinking to myself what the hell am I doing? But I wasn't scared. ..Istill felt like I was in control to some degree.
"When he was above me the thought that I should be concerned did cross my mind, but I wasn't really worried. But then he entered me and I told him to stop. I was in a lot of shock. It actually took me a moment to respond. He withdrew and I just laid there. I couldn't move or say anything and he did it again. I told him to stop again and he withdrew. At that point I snapped continued on page 13
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Assault continued from page 12 other as far as whether she should report an assault, rather they try to give the woman as much information as possible to make an informed decision. Further, police may not press charges even if a woman wants them pressed for a variety of reasons even when they believe her, and in that sense the decision is out of her hands. The Waterloo Regional Police trained councillors in their victim services unit. Although other councillors are not obligated to report a sexual assault, the councillors who work for the police department are. However, if a woman were to call and speak to a councillor without giving her name, nothing could be reported. The department will provide you with information on the legal options available and can keep you up-to-date on the court process and court dates if your case goes to court. The legal options available include criminal charges, (it is the police who have to lay any charges), talking to the offender or just preparing a report. In all cases a report must be filed if a woman comes forward. According to Sim, having an officer talk to the offender involves presenting him with the evidence and allowing him to give his side of the story. The information from the report will go in a database in case another police officer ever runs the name through the system he or she will know the man was a suspect in a sexual assault. This information does not appear when the man's licence plates are checked. According to Reddick, "Most women don't go to the hospital or the police immediately following sexual assault. A small minority go immediately to the treatment centre." The decision to seek medical attention or police involvement can depend in part on the level of support from the first person she tells about the assault provides. If you know someone who has been raped, they are counting on you.
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continued from page 12 out of it enough to move. I got the impression that he knew I hadn't been all that comfortable with what I had been doing up to that point anyway and he thought if he kept trying I would just let him. "He acted like nothing was wrong or out of the ordinary and it just added to my sense of confusion. I had all but shut down at this point. After telling him he should leave and getting dressed again, I just sat there for a couple of minutes. Moving was beyond me. I was trying to pull myself together and not cry. I had only ever had sex with one person a couple of times before this. He tried to excuse himself as just getting carried away and I could maybe have believed that was his first time, but not the second. "I went downstairs and talked to my other roommate. She asked me what was wrong and all I could get out was I just didn't wantto have sex with him. She asked me if I said no and when I told her I had, she told me I had been raped and she was taking me to the hospital . . . The word rape is terrifying and I had yet to have it cross my mind. I just knew that I hadn't wanted this to happen and I hadn't been able to stop it. You always associate rape withovertphysicalviolence-bruising, cuts, that kind of thing. I had always sworn I would scream or something. "I decided to have all the testing and preventative medication done. I also had a rape kit done, but I didn't want the police involved at this time. The rape kit involves combing out your hair, your public
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hair, internal samples, saliva samples, anything that they can comb or scrap away is done. . .Any sense of modesty is gone by the end of this process. You have no physical secrets left at the end. By the end of the process I was numb; I didn't cry, I just wanted it to be over. . ." "I had a bit of a breakdown in July, I just couldn't handle everything anymore. I had been burning the candle at both ends, I hadn't slept well all term. I didn't have nightmares but I also wasn't sleeping well. I dropped a class, and started and promptly quit my parttime job." "I was stunned by the incompetence I encountered at times. When I got the courage to phone the special victims unit of the police department and talk to them anonymously I finally found people who could help. Control was very important when I went to the police and it still is. I had lost control and I wanted it back anyway I could get it. I was told if I reported it, the police wouldn't press charges if I did not want them to because it wasn't a domestic assault. The idea of it being out of your hands is terrifying. ..I didn't want to necessarily deal with the court process; I didn't want to deal with my past being thrown in my face and twisted." "It is very hard to accept that you have been raped because of what it means. It means that I had my choice taken away, my dignity. I became an object. I wasn't human; I didn't deserve a say or a choice; I was there to fulfill someone else's want or desire - be it for satisfaction, or control."
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esponding to growing concerns over distribution of opyrighted material over the Internet, the Canadian government is planning a large scale overhaul of Canada's copyright laws. The government hopes to better protect the intellectual property of music, video and literary artists. While the goal of protecting artists and their work is noble. there are concerns that the revisions are overzealous and may infringe on the free exchange of information that the Internet represents. Canadians will have until September 15, 2001 to provide comments on two of the government's proposals for reform. Heritage Minister SheilaCopps said that the changes were part of a "commitment to creators and to audiences to ensure appropriate access for all Canadians to works that enhance cultural experiences and enrich the Canadian social fabric." Industry Minister BrianTobin, who has relentlessly promoted the "high-tech" industry since returning to the federal government, said "Canada needs a copyright framework that continuously adapts to a fast-changing digital environment. The Copyright Act is an important lever to promote innovation, entrepreneurship and success in the new economy. A world-class copyright regime can helpusgrowthehternet, electronic commerce and e-learning in Canada." An official government document states that the four major objectives of copyright reform are: to create opportunities for Canadians in the new economy; to stimulate
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the production of cultural content and diversity of choices for Canadians; to encourage a strong Canadian presence on the Internet; and to enrich learning opportunities for Canadians. The policies that the government espouses, however, focus much more on limiting opportunity than empowering a new generation of Canadian artists. The impetus for change is not domestic; several of the international trade treaties that Canada has signed in the past decade require the revisions of Canadian copyright laws to "harmonize" them with our trading partners. Industry Canada documents state "Canada must ensure that its copyright law promotes appropriate availabilityof copyright works by taking into account the level of protection as defined by international agreements [like NAFTA]." The government is planning to create a new exclusive right in favour of copyright owners, including sound recording producers and performers, to make their works available online to the public; prevent the circumvention of copyright protection; and prohibit tampering with rights management information. This certainly takes aim at popular file-sharing Web sites like Gnutella and KaZaa (which, incidentally, have been blocked on campus by the campus networks advisory group as of Monday, Augusf 27 due to "excessive traffic." Ed.) The penalties for copyright violations or even the possession of technology that circumvents copyright are to be increased under the proposals currently under study. Internet service providers are nervous about any tightening of copyright laws, as many are afraid
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that they will be on the financialhook for any copyright violations that their customers might commit. The government is also considering tariffs on Internet content - ISPs would be required to pay royalties on all reproductions of copyrighted materials they or their customers may make, as facilitated by their network access. The royalties would be payable on a per subscriber basis or on the basisof apercentage ofgross revenues, whichever is greater. The idea behind this system is to provide compensation for "unauthorized reproductions," which is industry speak for Napster and similar programs. Under this scheme; it is likely that the cost of accessing the individuals will soar. A second propos,al, rr afte r the United St;ates' Millenium Coovright ., Act ( D ~ A I exchange of informawould create a notice and take: tion over the Internet, and down system. Under a notice and increase the power of corporations take-down system an ISP will not be and large copyright holders to shut prosecuted for copyright violations down operations that they feel inunless "it fails to take requisite steps fringe on their copyrights. Similar to address the situation." ISPswould legislation in the United States led be forced to take down offending to the arrest of Dimitri Sklyarov, a Web sites after receiving notice of a Russian programmer whose crime copyright violation, or risk a law- was creating software that permits suit. Given the huge amount of eBook owners to translate from m-oney involved in the Metallica vs. Adobe's secure eBook format into Napster case, one would expect ISPs the more common Portable Docuto move quickly against a site that ment Format (PDF). The software only works on was deemed to be infringing on a copyright. legitimately purchased eBooks and
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Havin' a ball Researchers at the NASA-affiliated Jet Propulsion Laboratory have stumbled, or more appropriately, tumbled upon a new idea for exploring the Red Planet. The new rover will look nothing like previous rovers, like the well-known Sojourner. The latest attempt to explore Mars will employ an unmanned vehicle resembling a tumbleweed -a two-storey tall tumbleweed. The ball will be mostly filled with air, and the instruments will be tethered to inside walls, allowing it to be dropped safely from orbit. When it is time for the rover to pause to either wait for a change in wind, which is its source of propulslon, or perform its required dunes,
the rover deflates enough so that there is sufficient friction to keep it from rolling along with the Mars winds. The rover will simply reinflate when its time for it to move on. This method of transportation is expected to accelerate the rover to around 10 4 s . Researchers at the lab discovered the new design by chance, while working on a prototype for a new rover that was to use inflatable wheels. During testing one of the rover's wheels came off and took off in the wind. It was then that researchers discovered the potential for the new design.
The compassionate cannibals What if cann~balismwas stripped of all the feelings and values that we attach to it in our society? Western society views the eating of human flesh as barbarism, and as one of the most degrading acts. When our society is faced with cannibalism in other cultures, there is often a knee-jerk reaction to force our disgust for cannibalism on that new culture.
another. He was held without bail in a Las Vegas jail until Adobe dropped charges of distributing a product designed to circumvent copyright protection measures after significant public outcry. Canadians will have until September 15, 2001 to provide comments on the two proposals. Paper copies of the proposals can be obtained by calling (613) 947-7466 or (819) 997-5638. Industry Canada's Web site, at www.ic.gc.ca, contains information and background documents regarding the proposed changes.
This was the case for the Wari' tribe of South America. Beth A. Conklin, an associate professor of anthropology at Vanderbilt University, explains in her new book, Consuming Grief: Compassionate Cannibalism in a n Amazonian Society. Before the Wari' experienced contact with the outside world in the 1960s, they practised the act of eating the remains of their dead tribesmen. Like many South American tribes, the Wari' believed that all memory of the dead had to be altered to aid in the grieving process of the survivors: the corpse is one of the most concrete reminders of the dead. The Wari' also believed that by eating the dead, they helped the dead move on to the underworld, where they would eventually be reincarnated as a peccarie (a pig-like animal), which was a major foodsource for the Wari'. The ancestor-peccaries would seek out hunters from their families and offer themselves to be shot, ensuring that their meat fed the people they loved in their previous life.
WLU moves to Midwest
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ivisional growing pains have moved the Laurier Golden Hawks' hockey team to another division, ending a long rivalry with UW. In the OUAFar West semifinal, Waterloo put the Golden Hawks in their place with a5-3 victory, marking the end of an exciting and, at times, vicious divisional rivalry. To the Warriors, this was perhaps a sweet victory that would later be soured when, due to tournament glitches, they watched the Hawks go to the nationals. But that was then. Now, Waterloo finds itself in a division with the always tough University of Wesfern Ontario MUstangs, the University of Windsor Lancers and the newest kid on the OUA block, the Lakehead University Thunderwolves. Whae happened to our rivals from "The High School down the street?" They packed up and moved to the Midwest Division to replace the Ryerson Polytechnic University Rams. The Rams, meanwhile, relocated to the Mideast Division. The Far East has remained the same. Why the change? With Lakehead entering the league, someone had to go. But what is most surprising was that it was Laurier thatinitiated the move. "We thought that it might be a good move. One thing is that we are able to travel more," explained Wayne Gowing, former head coach of the Golden Hawks. And this statement is true, since now the Golden Hawks will now play the University of Ottawa and the three squads fromQutbec once, something thatwould not have happened had Laurier stayed in the Far West. Unfortunately, this has come at a cost. "Sure, we look forward to strengthening our rivalry with Guelph, but it will cost us a huge rivalry with the University of Waterloo. Still, we look forward to the move. It was something that we had to do." The most interesting thing about this change was that Western
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any conflicting images come to mind when one was the initial candidate to go to the thinks of cheerleaders. Midwest. When the Mustangs could On one hand you have the sterenot decide on the change, the Golden otypical image of a ditzy blonde girl Hawks took thegauntlet and headed hopping up and down, pom-poms to the Midwest. ClarkeSinger, head flailing in a desperate attempt to coach of Western, was rather disap- earner the crowd's attention. And pointed in the fact that Laurier has on the other, you have the image of moved to the Midwest. "It is unfor- the cheerleaders that vou've seen at tunate because we have a great ri- professional sports events - an valry between Laurier, and so does image of professional athleticism. the rest of the division [Windsor Cheerleading has come a long and Waterloo]. We are really ex- way in the last 30 years, yet society's cited in welcoming Lakehead to view of it has not kept pace with this what will be a very strong division, rapidly evolving sport. Today's yet for the team, it is frustrating for cheerleading is a unique mix of us to lose them," Singer remarked. gymnastics, strength, acrobaticsand Singer explained why the Western dance. Recent attention has been deal didn'tgo through: "Atthe time, paid to cheerleading in movies like there needed to be flexibility. We Bring it On, which showcased the said that if no one would be inter- incredibletime andeffort that cheerested, we'd make the move. But leaders put into their sport. when Laurier said that they would Recently, the University of make the move, well, we preferred Waterloo Cheerleading Team had a to stay where we were." Singer chance to experience the American added that his comments echoed side of competitive cheerleading by the team's thoughts; while it was attending a National Cheerleading great to have Lakehead in the divi- ~ssociatiin cheerleading and dance sion, it was disappointing to lose a camp in Louisville, Kentucky. Held quality opponent. at the University of Louisville, a The reaction back home in the top-rated co-ed and all-girl friendly confines of "Warrior Coun- cheerleading school, the camp ran try" was a mix of d~sappointment, from August 4 to 7. Several other yet excitement. "It was a matter of teams attended the camp, most noconvenlence for us,"said Ron Ober, tably Purdue, Marshall, Indiana assistant coach for the Warriors, State, Iowa State and the University "The Waterloo Recreational Com- of Western Ontario. plex was close to my home, so I'll miss going there, but the boys are fairly excited about going to Thunder Bay." And while the hockey team did regret the loss of this intense divisional rivalry, hey're waiting to see what talent the Thunderwolves have. But Waterloo isn't too upset about the mgve. Ober said, "I think the football team is more upset about having to play in Ottawa and Kingston than we are having to play in Thunder Bay." The Far Westwill bevery interesting for the fans. Although they have lost some feathered friends, the players inThunderwolves clothing will certainly give Waterloo, Western and Windsor some difficulty. It should be a fine season for our boys in black and gold. And as for the Western conference,the eight teams will be fiercely competitive as they strive for the OUA title. . 2
The camp's primary focus was on co-ed elite level stunts, like partner stunting and pyramid building. Although the lingo differedslightly, cheerleaders from both sides of the border woke the international language of cheerleading.Starting from the most basic of stunts. and working up to incredible elite stunts, like double QPs (a.k.a. "Awesomes" southof the border) andDirty-Birds, the camp was designed to teach a variety of skills. The University of Waterloo cheerleadingteam, currently ranked fourth in Canada, held thelr own against their American counterparts and walked away from the camp with the most improved award, Top Gun stunt award and a bid to enter the NCA College Championships next April. Cheerleading is no longer on the sidelines at major sporting events; it is taking centre stage. Cheerleading's increased popularity is prevalent not only in North America, but is growing across WesternEurope as well. Withsquads popping up in Germany and Britain, cheerleading is truly an international sport. Competitive cheerleading is becoming more and more the primary focus of cheerleading teams across North America, especially in the US, where competitive cheerleading has become a sport that is highly publicized and sponsored. With most American universities giving out cheerleading schol-
arships to athletes -both male and female - having a high-quality cheerleading team is quickly becoming essential to maintain the collegiate image. The cheerleading team is always looking for new members: no dance or gymnastics experience required, just a smile and willingness to work. Look for cheerleaders to be actively recruiting throughout orientation week and at the football games against Laurier and McMaster. Tryouts are to be held the weekend after orientation week. Just check the cheerleading web site www.stuntfactory.com/uwcheer/, for more details.
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Waterloo nets top prospects for this season Scors BLAKELY specral to lmpnnt
lacing fourth in the conference, plus a one-point loss to Guelph in the semifinals equals a long off season for coach Tom O'Brien's Warriors. Entermg his sixth season as the head coach of the women's basketball squad, O'Brien and his staff have kept busy during the off-season to ensure another exciting season for Warrior fans. O'Brien is pleased to welcome three of the top prospects in the nation, Julie Devenney, Annabelle Manelo and Came Brown, to his already strong team. Julie Devenney is a 6'1" forward from Waterloo Collegiate. Commonly mistaken for Toronto Raptor Jerome "Junk-Yard Dog" Williams, Devenney is always full
of energy and hustle. When asked why she chose Waterloo over other schools like U of T, Long Island, Maine and Western she said that she was "most comfortable with the Waterloo environment." A local player, Devenney has become familiar with UW's campus and its surroundings. "I met with the coach and the rest of the team and I really felt comfortable." Enrolled in UW's kinesiology program, Devenney hopes to achieve a nice balance of sports and academics this term. A multi-sport athlete, Devenney also enjoys competitive volleyball, badminton and swimming. Annabelle Manelo is a 5'7" point guard from Archbishop M.C. O'Neil Highschool inRegina.Rated the top defensive player in all of Saskatchewan,Manelo refers to herself as "a real team player and
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leader." When asked what made Waterloo her destination of choice, Manelo replied with two words: "Coach O'Brien!" She continued, "He called me all the time and was very helpful. He seems like a really nice guy." O'Brien must have been convincing, as this hot prospect declined other offers from Arizona, Montana, Saskatchewan and Calgary. Manelo plans on taking thingsstep-by-stepandis not expecting a lot of playing time. "As long as I play hard, the rest will fall into place." For Manelo, "Sports are life." Whether it be vollevball, tennis, track or basketball, she is always up for a game. So you can bet dollars to doughnuts that Manelo will be spending a lot of her free time at the PAC. Carrie Brown is a 5'7" point guard from Strathroy D.C.I. in Ilderton, Ontario. O'Brien describes Brown as "A real sleeper who will surprise people in the next few years." An excellent passer and team player, you can expect B K O to~ turn some A towering 6'1" tall, Waterloo Collegiate's Julie Devenney hopes to balance heads next fall. She turned basketball with her studies in kinesiology. down offers to play at WLU, Windsor, Western and Ryerson be- from these three top prospects: strides." Warrior fans must ponder "These three quality recruits will how big these strides will be. The cause of the commitment O'Brian demonstrated towards her. "He was make serious contributions to our answer will become more apparent very persistent and a really, really lineup this year. This is one of the once the season tips off in the fall. nice guy." Enrolled in the environ- best recruiting classes I have had The Warriors quest for glory mental studies program, Brown here at Waterloo." begins Friday, November 9 when Thatsaid, O'Brienplayeddown hopes to spend time away from the they open up at Toronto. Fans can all the expectations of this year's court "hanging out with friends." get their first peak a week later at O'Brien expects great things team saying, "We hope to make the home opener versus York.
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ecently the Kitchener Auditorium was transformed into a canvas for Kltchener's artist in residence,AndrewWright. Wright assembled a large group of volunteers to appear in an experimental film he is creating. Imprint spoke with Wright prior to the event. Wright, who obtained an undergraduate degree In visual arts and art history from the University of Toronto and his master's degree from the University of Windsor, gathered the volunteers together with the promise of free food and a chance to become part of a work of art. Wright explains, "I will be directing [the crowd] through various kinds of emotional states. I'll be asking the crowd to at one point be waiting for the bus, at one point to be yelling and screaming like an angry mob or like people at a rock concert, another point to be crying or waving or smiling. 1'11 be going through basically a whole range of emotions and then I'll be filming that, I'll be panning back and forth and filming across the crowd as that's happening." Once Wright has the footage he will travel to the Banff Centre for the Arts to fulfil a residency in visual art. There, Wright plans to splice all the footage together and slow it down. He'll take the slow motion footage and project it on a wall. Wright plans to build a movable projector so that the image will constantly be changing as it revolves around the three walls of the gallery. The project, Wright says, is meant to force people to "contemplate the way in which we think about crowds and understand ourselves through the medium of video, television and photography." For example explains Wright, "if there's a bunch of people looking directly at you and screaming then you might be a militant dictator or if they're crying or pleading with you, you might be a priest or you might be the rock star." Andrew Wright is the current Artist in Residence of Kitchener. Through his residency he has been working on various issues surrounding photography. "I'm not so much interested in making pretty pictures," asserts Wright, "I'm more interested in how it is that pictures get made." Wright has presented various workshops on pinhole cameras, digital imagery and digital video editing. One of Wright's projects involved attaching little 35 mm cameras onto rockets, shooting them up 1,000 feet and taking pictures. Wright says that although the current project is a logical step in his work, it was inspired by a dream. "I realize that's completely cliched but it is true." he admits. "I just sort of saw these people moving in and out and I saw myself as the person who has the shifting relationship to this throng of people, that are on TV,essentially." Although organizing a couple of hundred people could be a tough job, Wright is confident that the tasks (looking scared, looking bored, etc.) are simple enough to ensure a successful shoot. Wright found it easy to organize the project and get the necessary permits. The city, he explains has been very co-operative and helpful. The biggest expense for Wright was all the food he had to buy to feed all the volunteers who show up. If the project iscompletedin time, Wrightwill bring the installation to his show at the Redhead Gallery in Toronto this January. Following that, Wright also hopes to exhibit his work here at the university.
Cord Downie was the big draw this year, and throngs of Hip fans showed up to gaze admirably upon their idol.
Hillside Festival: a familv musical campout DARRENALTMAYER special to lmprint
his year's Hillside Festival in Guelph was a three-day festival of eclectic music, smelly campers, beautiful scenery and hemp burgers. Those with a thirst for live traditional folk, art rock, hiphop, electronics, spoken word, raw rock 'n' roll or bluegrass music found much to cheer about. Some of this year's highlights included performances from Hawksley Workman, Ron Hawkins, New Deal, Danny Michel, Gord Downie, the Kramdens and the Pocket Dwellers. Danny Michel played an energizingset, well deserving of stadium rock attention. Rumours were that Gord Downie had opted to play before Michel's set, knowing what a commanding performance Michel has. Credit is also due to Michel's band, which includes Emrn Gryner on bass and back-up vocals. One could guess from the plethora of Tragically Hip shirts in the audience that many had come to witness Gord Downie's performance. This was his only gig of this sort in Ontario. Downie was accompanied by Toronto trash rockers Dinner is Ruined, and the much-underrated solo artist Julie Doiron on bass and back-up vocals. The set was pleasantly off-the-cuff and short, featuring the clangy folk sound that identifies Downie's Coke Machine Glow album. The workshops - afternoon gatherings of festival musictans ; impromptu jam sessions-remain one of the festival's greatest strengths. A Sunday afternoon workshop with Andy Stochansky, Julie Doirion and Danny Michel impressed, as did jazz guitarist Michael Occhipinti's half-jazz and
half-folk workshop. The festival certainly has a culture of its own. defined as a sort of well-organized, aged-hippie, "everything is cool" vibe. Hand drumming circles, an environmental expo tent, an aboriginal circle, lush campgroundsand the beautiful Guelph Lake Conservation area create a lovable attitude amongst the festival-goers. There was no shortage of sarongs, dreadlocks, piercings and, yes, still tie-dyes at this festival. The festival's success is a tribute to the power and usefulness of well-organizedvolunteers. An array of affordable foodstands also provides the necessities of falafels, Indian food and hemp icecream. The organizers have kept it all decidedlyanti-corporate sponsorship, a refreshing stance against the plastic sheen of so many contemporarymusic festivals. Organizers proclaim proudly, 'You won't see two-storey inflatable cof- The Pocket Dwellers settled into the Island stage with fee cups" at Hillside. The their blend of funk and hip-hop grooves. melting- pot - of musical genres is also commendable, creating agenerational years, as bigger bands have come to play cross-breeding in the audience. Hillside. Admission for the weekend will A stagef ' spoken word is a refreshing set you back a hefty $70 at the gate. Perhaps alternative to the many musical acts and this is not too unreasonable considering the featured a number of Toronto-area and local wealth of different bands on four different talents. A "Poetry Slam" competition for stages over three days. amateurs and soon-to-be's enthused the poPlus, people could happily bring the etry stage. kids and the grandparents to this familyPrices have been rising in the last few friendly event.
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hen the Lowest of the Low first announced they would re-form for a reunion tour last December, the first two shows at the Warehouse sold out almost as soon as they were announced. Since then, the legendary Toronto band has played a few shows out West, but August 2 marked their return to Toronto. This time the band played a bigger venue (Molson Amphitheatre) and was joined by English folk-punk legend Billy Bragg, as well as The Weakerthans. The Molson Amphitheatre was not completely full, but the audience was definitely enthusiastic.Winnipeg bandThe Weakerthans started the night off with astrong set, drawing from both of their CDs. Billy Bragg appeared on stage with an electricguitar and a sense of humour. Bragg's songs were applauded loudly and Bragg enh including a tertained the crowd ~ t stories, hilarious one about a gig he played in 1984 with the Smiths at Canada's Wonderland. Bragg talked about the Quebec protest and changing the world. Introducing a song, he said, "I'm of the opinion that you won't change the world by smashing McDonald's. . . you'll only end up getting your Doctor Martin's full of tomato sauce. No, if you want to change the world, start a union in McDonald's." Bragg then belted out apowerful rendition of "There is Power in the Union," which brought thunderous applause from the audience. Bragg received a standing ovation and an enthusiastic call for an encore. Throughtout the Lowest of the Low's set, the crowd sang along with their songs, which included classics like "Eternal Fatalist," "Subversives," "Dogs of February," "Rosy and Grey" and "Bleed a Little While Tonight." It was a truly inspiring moment when hundreds of voices sang out, "Damn, damn the circumstancen during the latter song. The Low also played three new songs, which will appear on a live CD.slated for a September release. These songs show that the band members haven't lost their songwriting ability. The political theme continued into the Low's set as frontman Ron Hawkins intro-
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ince my first listen to Winnipeg's Hummers, I've become ho~el&slvaddicted. If I was one of those people who had to categorise everything, I'd say: long, upbeat jams reminiscent of Hot Rats-era Zappa, but blending some sampling within some fine acid jazz. Recently, the Hummers released their thirdalbum, Hlusta ("listen"), which is about Iceland and is currently blowing my mmd. I thought I'd satisfy my curiousity about these guys by pestering bassist Joel Klaverkamp to answer a few questions for me. Why don't you name your songs? A good question. The answer, however, is mostly because we were 1azy.There have been other answers citql, such as, "Onie you name something, it belongs to you, and we didn't want to own the songs, we wanted the listener to own them." .4Iso, when we played the songs live, we could never remember the names for them so we'd say
things like, "Let's play the one that goes.. .dadumdum braaarrouuu!!" or "You start this one!!" What are you listening to right now? The Be Good Tanyas, King Cobb Steelie, Jackie ~ i k o o ,inematic Orchestra, Daktarisl Dntibalas . . . too many. I'm a bit of a collector (read: deranged music geek). Worst road trip story? Very early in the morning. We pull into a gas station. Everyone except the driver is asleep. We wake up, I'm taking over driving duties. All the gear is in the back of the van so I can't see out the back window. I reverse and step lightly on the accelerator. A sudden whump! creeeeeaakk, bang! Everyone wakes up. I come back to the driver's side window and say, "We just knocked down a diesel fuel tank. Do we drive, or go in and tell them what happened?" Pause. "Drive! Drive!" Best thing about this country? The ladies, the ladies . . . and King Cobb Steelie. How about worst thing about
this country? Well, there are worse countries out there, but I think that, politically, we've got some things backwards. There appears to be a very strong revolutionary move-
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and let them decide if they want to continue to support Safeway. Spread the information, not the image. Always remember what the bottom line is in business and politics. Some parts of this article had to be paraphrased due t o space constraints, but if you're interested in reading the rest of my short Q&A with loel, drop me an e-mail at capn)ou@ho&ail.com. As for the Hummers themselves, check 'em out! www.thehummers.com. Mike and Tim host Igneous Rawk because Standard Issue Rock be damned.
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Sianspheric The Sound of the Colour of the Sun Sonic Unyon GREG MACDOUOALL
Jimmy Gnecco's vocals are completely original; he is not simply copying the style of other prominent artists. Let's just say that Ours is in no way influenced by Creed. The instrumental work is exceptional and it is obvious that a lot of time was spent in the studio. The album manages to avoid the repetitive bass tendencies of many of today's popular bands. This is the kind of album that is suitable at any time - it makes equally good driving music or party music.
What does the colour of the sun sound like? I don't know and couldn't even really take a guess, but aBurlingtongroup, Sianspheric, has got as good an answer as I need. T h i n k of an empty beach backed by steep cliffs. Listening t o this CD can take you there. Sit back, p r e p play, and it's lite you're the sand o n the beach as the waves gently wash over you. The soft strums from the guitar at times sounded more like a harp. Only some tracks have vocals where they do appear, it's as if they are floating on top of the music. Don't think of this album as "soft rock" though, every once in a while you'll get jarred as a towering wave or two crashes through to break the overall mellowness and adds layers to the sound, or the waves get rough and stormy for a while.
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2I are a bit more screwed up than their happy-go-lucky demeanor reveals. On their new album, TheInuisible Band, the most powerful song yet againdeals with the same themes. The track is "Last Train," and it is perhaps the creepiest mellow song ever. "I'm gonna buy a gun, gonna shoot everything, everyone." Coming from most bands, this would mean nothing, but because Travis front man Fran Healev writes such earnestsongs, the track is just scary. The other 11tracks o n this disc are not as powerful, but are still great. The songs "Sing" and "Side" are two classic singles, and judging by the change of direction of popular music lately towards soft rock, are guaranteed to make Travis a huge hit. The other track of note is the last one, "The Humpty Dumpty Love Song." In it, Healey uses Humpty Dumpty as a metaphor for his heart being broken. Although it sounds goofy, it works very well. This record is a big step up from their last - it's cute, lovely and scary.
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Like the two versions of "Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk," a song about excesses. which bookend this second album by Canadian songsmith Rufus Wainwright, the album is an exercise in overdone goodness. Although on first listen this record seems to contain n o variety, it actually does have quite a bit. The only problem is that Wainwright insists o n singing for every second continued on page 22
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Distorted Lullabies is a solid album thatwill grow on you each time you listen to it. It is one of those albums that can have a different message for different listeners, depending o n what the listener brings to the table. For me, it provides an introspective look at society - it's deep andstirring. Thesongs are very well written and convey not only the message of the band, but their feelings as well. In that respect, it is an emotional album but it's not a whiney, whimpering mess. Lyrically, it is impressive and
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that the CD is in the player. O n some tracks, in fact, it gets a bit distracting because you can hear him in the background gasping for air. It's all good, however, because behind the solid mass his voice turns the tracks into, there are some great tunes, good production and poetic lyrics. The best tracks o n this CD showcase best the diversity of the album. The first and last track, 'Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk," a track that I like t o say is about jelly beans and heroin (although I'm not ture) is a bouncy little pop song, :hat were it not for its subject matter and the fact that radio stations tend to only play Canadian content that's a good ripoff of better American music, would probably be a big hit. Other great songs are "Evil Angel," which uses sinister-sounding violins to great effect; "One Man Guy," an acoustic number by Rufus' father Loudon, written about being self-
sufficient and individual; and "Rebel Prince," which is a fun one sung in both English and French. Give this CD a couple of listens. It's as sickly sweet as jelly beans and as addictive as heroin.
Lily Frost lunamarium Nettwerk RACHEL E. BEATTIE Imprint staff
I've been hearing lots of hype about Vancouver singer-songwriter Lily Frost lately, but upon listening to her debut CD, Lunamarium, I can't really figure out why she would
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generate so much buzz. Don't get me wrong, Frost's sugar-coated pop tunes are not horrible - her voice is pleasant and some of the songs are fairly catchy. There just isn't anything really special about her music. Lunamarium is filled with light, frothy pop tunes, which is fine if you like that sort of thing. However, some of the lyrics verge o n the inane. In the song, "The Love for Me," Frost sings, "Love is often off and on/And now it's off and I'm alone again." In other songs, such as "Like a Field," Frost uses trite metaphors. For example, "Our love is like a fieldlour love goes on and on." And in "Is it Spring," Frost muses in what I can only hope is a parody of the pastoral poetry tradition, "Are my eyes blue, or is it robin's eggs you see/ If there were rainfalls and frost was evervwhere/Would vou love me or is it just spring." Some of the songs, like "Who amI" and "St. Aueustine" are u e m v " and fun. Although they don't really stick in your brain much after you hear them, they are still enjoyable. However, other songs, like "Lily of the Sky" and "Marigold," are just s o n ~ wallpaper. c In "Je M'en Vais" and "Laure Elaine," Frost proves she can write bland, mediocre songs in French as well as in English. Truly, saccharine pop has its place-if it's done well. Lily Frost's Lunamarium does not have such a place because, while it's not horrible, it's certainly not good.
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Welcome to indie rock, featuring the best bands that you have never heard of, untouched by the commercialism of corporate labels and uninfected by the blandness of rock radio. Pinehurst Kids highlight this beauty of independent music with their second album, Viemaster. It seems that Pinehurst Kids (or the Kids, as they like to refer to each other ) would label themselves as a Dunk band.. but Dunk . is too harsh a term to describe their second album. That is because the music is simply toomelodic to be called punk, even Green Day punk. However, the lack of a repeated three-chord progression does not take away one bit from the listening experience that is Viewmaster. There's nothing innovative about the album, yet the catchy vocal and guitar hooks in every song make it impossible to stop. That is not to say that there is no energy in the songs, since the fast
tempo of almost every song is accentuated by the screaming lyrics of lead singer Joe Davis. In fact, the album feels very live, a contrast to polished studio albums released by bands under major label record contracts. This live sound is reminiscent of Eric's Trip albums like Forever and Sonic Youth's Daydream Nation, as can be heard o n "Gasoline," the best example of such a connection. The traditional punki grunge lyrics are heard in the songs, the usual tales of alienation, relationships and the loss of that special someone to whom the song is addressed to. If there's anything wrong with the album, it's a lack of musical range, but that can be overlooked, given the punk directionof the band. There isn't much left to say about Viewmaster. It is not complicated or hard t o listen to, but its simplicity and melody is what makes it stand out, which is what makes this album an excellent listen.
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