Touched-Titus reflects onthe stabilizing force in her life: friends and family.
What's your favourite thing to do in the snow?
Food for thought The Sai group met at the SLC oil Wednesday to make sandwiches for the homeless
Playoff hopes dashed Despite strongefforts, the men's basketball teamnarrowly failed to qualify for the post-season.
Campus response teams gather at U W
page 4 "Thinking about the ice cold beer we used to have a t the Bomber."
Eryn Prospero 48 ers
About 15 eligible voters found that their namcs were off the voters' list during this year's Feds elections.
Eric Van Vliet, Oliver M o h UW lifer, UW lifer
u\.Vwasadmirablyrepresented in track and fieldat the SilverstonInvitational in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Emergency medical aid teams from unmersities across O n t a m came to UW last week to honour police, firefghters and other "Canadian heroes."
Warriors take the field
Down Mexico way LaurenS. Breshhadaweekof funin the sun in Mexico. She came minus a thong and (almost) plus a bracclct in her romantic misadventures.
Colleen Jones is queen of curling The 2003 ScottTournament ofHearts tookplaceinlkhener-\Yraterloo,and lmprinl was there to watch Colleen Jones take her fifth national title.
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David Brideau, Louis Jones friend of UW, 1B bio-chem
We all scream for ice cream
Midterms: bad for your health
Scoops finds no reason to stay open past midnight until Fed Hall and the Bomber are back in business.
The body's fight-or-flight response may work when dealmg with predators, but midterms are a whole other ballgame.
Regular content: u w R y a n . c o m It seems, argues Chen-Wing, that Imprint reports on everythingcxccptitsclf.I Ie esamines somc of the activities of Imprint's board of directors this year.
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You! Offmyplanet- Lee-Wudrick reviews the performance of outgoing Feds president Brenda I<oprowslu and he's not impressed.
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Maps and legends -'l'he anb-01ympics marches on, no matter what public opinion decides.
"Hot tub to the snow extremetemperature change."
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Homeowners and students debate over city height and density recommendations an Howard MPRINT STAFF
The release ofthe City ofWaterloo's leyht and density final report has rdded more fuel to the burning de)ate about student housing in the 3yofKraterloo.Students andhome)wners crowded into council chamJers this past Monday eventng to wesent their perspective on how rec>mmendabonsproposedbycity staff n this report will effect their lives. A clear demarcation behveen stujent groups and neighbourhood as;oclationswasevtdent as the over 23 lelecgations addressed cay council. ;tudent groups favour the premise jfthe report that increastngdcnsttyin :ore areas is the favoured means to rccoinmodatethe 54,000 increase in ~opulatmnespectcdover the nest 40 rears. Conwrscly, housing assoctaions remained \. ehementlyopposed o any policy that would allow an ticrease in the numberofnon-ownerxcupied or high-densttydomicilesin heir neighbourhoods. At the precipice of this debate is he city's 75 metremintmumdistance cparatton (rVIUS) forlodpghouses. iecommendations from the report, xesentedby city planner DanCurrie, nclude maintainingthecurrent M I S .estriction.Curie explainedthat staff 3elieve that maintaining the 75 metre
separation is a good balance between concerns of homeowners and the need to accommodate growth. Neighbourhood associations argued that non-owner-occupied domiciles, such as lodging houses, do not contribute to the community and degrade qualityof life in their neighbourhoods. I<enSteel,whorepresented 12 neighbourhood associations tabled a petition toinstitute a one-yearmoratotrum on lodging house permits. Commenting on the viabilttyof communtty recreationcentres,Steelstatedthat neighbourhood associations' "efforts will be sabotaged tf the 75 metre bylaw is remored." Steve Singer,who also represented homeowners, said, "lodging houses for student housing is a flawed system." IIc stated that he is a believer in "smart growth" and that short-term studenthousing detractsfromthclongterm economtc stabdtyofneighbourhoods. Student rcprcsentatixcs arpedthat the 75 metre restrictionis affectingthe availability and quality of housing for students. Chris Edey, Feds government affairs commtssioner and president-elect,stated that MDS is "driving up rents near the unmersittes and acts as a disincentive for landlords to Fmprove their rental units." Edey noted the number of illegal lodging houses operating near univer-
stttes and expressed concern that the MDS may be extended to include townhouses. Edey further remarked that the recommendations made by city staff to keep the MUS, restrict duplexing and limit height in uptown are "corn-
pletely contrary to the main a r e ments" of the study to increase density in key nodes. He cited from the report, "uptown needs density... the best way of getting more people uptown is by increasing the number of people who live in and around
uptown" He then noted the report recommends limitingbuilding height to two or four stories m uptown and removtng duplexing m some areas uptown See HEIGHT, page 7
Canadian universities will benefit from latest Federal budget $1.5 bdhon to go to funding post-secondary education 4lexander Lunde SPECIAL TO IMPRINT
JastTuesday,Februaty18,the fedcral ;overnment unveilcd its budget for he nest three years. The budget in:luded a diverse collection of spendngcommitments, totalingup to$113 xllion o \ w the nest five years. I'ost-seconda~educationwasthe hird-biggestbeneficiary,receivinga 11.5billion increase in funding. The lore1 thing is that the funding is a >onusto both stdes of a university's k c t i o n , the admintstration and the ;tudents. l'he adminlstratton benefits from L first time appreciation by agovernnent of the less-tangible costs of re;each. For the students, there is the ncrease tn financial assistance from he government, in the form of both lew bursaries and renovations of 5overnment loan policy and the creaion of new scholarships for graduate ;tudents. However, the long-term mpact of this money will depend on -he degree that future government >olicysupports this line ofpolicy. Research is vital to a university's -ole to not only teach its students zesearch and job skills, but to further
general academic knowledge. Research will always cost money and there are severalindirect costs to research,lke the maintenance of fa& ties to do it m. The funding would usually have to come from somewhere. In 2002, the sum ofwhatpostsecondary educationinsmutes earned across the countrywas roughly $21.5 btllion. That same pear, the ttisrttutionsin question$20 bllltoninoperationcosts andother "directdepartmental" costs. Obvilously, there ts a comparatively little amount of money left for research;forcingunix~crsttics across the country to cut funding that could be going towards other uses, like bursaries, programs and student activities. The new budget gives an increase of $225 d o n to cover the extracosts created by professors carryingout research and $125 million in research grants to professors, an increase of almost 10 per cent. Ryan O'Connor, the Feds Vl' of finance,noted that thts raise wou1d"havea sipficantimpact on thts institution." Funding of this nature would allow universities to put it back into areas where that money was previously scaled back. For students there are initiativesin
the new budget that have botha direct the source of money that students andindLcecteffectonouracademtclife. receive from government loans is 60 per cent from the federal leveland 40 per cent from the provinciallevel. The government, however, re"[Funding] might serves the right to rollback benefits lead to a greater based on the amount that students have earned during the study period focus on educawhich exceed a predetermined limit. tion, but we 'l'he rationalbehind tlusisifyouearned that amount of money in the first don't know place, the govcrnmcnt doesn't need to ,. now." give tt to you. I he provincialgovernment's limit was $1,700, while the - Ryan O'Connor Federal limitwas only $600. This cut students who work during the study period off from a significantamount For one thing, the budget calls for of loan money from the fedcral govthe creation of 4,000 bursaries for ernment. Now the current budget has dicgraduate level studies. The main reason for the focus on grads is to keep tated that the federal limit is brought competentandeducatedgrad students in line with the provincial limit. This in Canada "instead of going to the will make paying for education easier for thosewhoworkduring their study U S . and staying there," in the words of Robert Grour, president of the period. '1.0 quote O'Connor, "it alassociation of universities and col- lows for a student not to be punished for making money during the study leges in Canada. The second benefit to students is period." At present time the future impact amore general one and has to do with changes in student loan policy that is of this policy is not known and is favourable to student's earning largely dependent on if or how gov- income, while at university. Currently, ernment education policy on both the
provincial and federal level compliment each other O'Connor specu lated that the fundtng "might lead to a greater focus on education, but we don't know now " Indeed, polttical commentators and opposition members ha1 e both criticized the budget Alliance leader Stephen Harper has crtttcri-cd the budget as being "nothing new A typical liberal tau and 5pend budget " James Travers ofthe Tomtzto Ytarwrote that although you find a lot of spendmgon education,y ouwon't find %hat a htgh cost northern nation needs most in the wildly competitiveknowledge economy -anational education strategy." What is concreteis that <hawahas put $1.5 billion into post-secondary educatton, with a focus on research and maktng a student's life easier. How well managed it will be and whether this agendawlllbe supported are questions that will only be answered in the future.
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Campus response teams from across Ontario gather for conference at UW U\Y' last Thursday through Sunday, heroesarepoliceofficersandfirefght'The scenariodescribedabove is corn- ers. Fie tried to stay aw-ay from men pletelystagedandthe~-arious response and women who have lost their lives inservice." teams haw all been timed and r e This thctne 1s important in more corded on their cffcctircncss in treatways thanone, explained Vellone. Not ing the "patients."'Yhe four-day c o n ference,whichwasco-hostedthisyear onlj-does itgive thoseinrolredin the by U\X7's Campus Response Team conference a chance to salute more and their counterparts at W'ilfrid prominentCanadiancare~ers,butit Launer, fea~cdse\~eralscminarswith is also an opportunity to make camprofessional speakersand a full day of pus response teams lrke ours at UW -ded~catedmdividuals who provide dramatlc sunulationsof real emergen tmmediate care when emergenciesocc~es. According toJohn Vellone, who curat campus eventsfeellike heroes scrvcd as one of the conference coor- as well. "Every smgle one ofthese campus dinators, the seminars made up the bulk of the conference, wtth many emergencyresponse teams arc [made speakers came forth to give valuable up of] student volunteers; so no one advice tovolunteercaregivers.He told gets paid," Vellone reported. "So basically the unime, "We have airambulance attendversity buys a MARKSTRATFORD few rolls of ants, regular ambuSomeone's life is saved by volunteer medical help. Don't worry, it's all fake. gauze and says lanceattendants, firc"We want [cam'Go out, save fighters land1 .police Mark Stratford officers coming m DUS r e s ~ o n s e s omeone's S u m m e r Camp life,hopefully ' IMPRINT STAFF from out of town to Counselors & Specialists teach these res~ond teams] t o go So we want Special Needs So I'm at Fed Hall on Sunday, peace- ers t h q s like interhome knowing them t o g o Summit Camp in northeastern Pennsylvania has jobs home knowfully snapping some photographs of acungwithpoliceofthat their for Staff age 20+ experienced in working with ADIHD ULVs Campus Response Team and ficersandambulance ing that their and LD children. volunteer cf mindingmy own businesswhen sud- attendants, telling volunf eer efforts fortsareappre denly, directly behindme, two young people what to do Positions available include: Boys' cabin counselors ciated " women get in a violcnt tussle, replete when [they] need are And specialists in RopesIClimbing Wall, Ceramics M e a n withvulgar language.W i h n seconds, them "Velloneadds appreciated." Sailing, Swim Instruction/Lifeguard, Woodshop, c x q - o i ~ cis down on the ground, that medical students while, the -John Vellone Computers, Cooking, Video/Radio, Go-Karts, many screaming in pain and begging simulated and doctors,1nc1ud conference coordinator and coaches for Tennis and Wrestling. emergencies, formedicalassistance. LucMy, emer- tng the aoluntccr co whchmadeup gency response teams fromuniversiordinator from Summit has excellent facilities, great program and the final day of ties all over &ta& happen to be in Grand River Hospitalented staff. Camp pays for summer work Visa and the conference, the joint and are more than ready to talin IGtchener,have health insurance and $1 00 travel allowance and $1,500 nurse the chronic injuries. Oxygen also spoken at the semtnars on issues were lust asintenseas they sound.The stipend. Season June 20 - August 17 masks are unleashed and Cl'K is ad- such as the recentlyprojected increase day startedwith some p r e h a r y first (Aquatics arrive June 15) aid scenariosduringwhich the volunministered. I go in for a quick photo of health care funding. of a guy propped against a speaker The theme for this yrar's confer- teer teams -which came from uniLOCAL INTERVIEWS! versities across Ontario including with a gushing wound, and I'm ence was "CanadianHeroes." Call 41 6-463-0004 squtrted wkh blood from head to toe. 'We've kind of themed every sim McMaster, Guelph, Carlton, Trent, E-mail summitontQhotmail.com Thus ends the ninth annual Na- gle day after a Canadian hero," said Queen's and Western, as wellas a few Visit www.summitcamp.com tional Conference of Campus Emer- Vcllonc. "All of thcm arc volunteers colleges and high schools - were evaluatedbv, realparamedics.'I'henthe gency Responders,whichtookplaceat that we're themed after. A lot of the three teams with the hizhest scores got to take part that night in the final test, a fake barroom brawl acted out splendidlyby members of UW's and A ") presents at WLU's response teams bor the first time ever. this final I simulationwas open to the public "to Feb. 26 Mar. 1 come out and see what types of train ingcampusemergencyresponse teams do " However, since the activitywas * MISSNude Blonde Canada 2002 limited to campus teams and not ac * Miss Nude Eastern Canada tual hospitals or police units (and *Appeared on Ed the Sock, Jenny Jones sinceittookplace dumgreadingweek), ello one didn't seem tooshockedwhen GRADUATE PROGRAM ON LEASING OR FINANCING the turnout was, ashe generoud~put Get the car you want before you graduate! it, "not super-high "
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so he contacted Sweet, and used a paper b d o t mstead. Another student was unable to vote because she was Although about 14.5 per cent of the not on the voters' hst. "She said she student populatton voted in the re- went to the site, tned to vote and was given a message that she was not on centFederationofStudentsexecutive election, some of these students had thevoters'list," saidthe source "She problems voting online. Most stu- does not know of any reason why she dents who reported e vote problems wouldn't be [on the voters' list] " tothechicfrctumimofficerwereable Neither of these students could be reached for comment. to vote using paper ballots Chief returning officer Brandon All full-time undergraduate stu Sweet said he was contacted by about dents wcre eligibleto vote m the Feds election as long 15 ehgblc voters as they were enwho could not vote because their rolled in at least names did not connection^ three coursesthis appear on the vot were only term Students could also vote if ers'ltst These studentswcrcallowcd a few they were regis to \ ote using pa minutes tcred last term, per ballots at a and pre-regispolling station in at a time." tered for spring . ;he 1i d s office. -Brandon Sweet 2003, or if thcy "Theyvotedusmg chief returning officer were on a co-op a double-enoeterm. Even if a stulope system, aldent was eltgible lowing the elections comm~tteeto check the validity tovote, shemay not have appearedon oftheir registrationwithout compro the voters' list if she had not yet pad her tuition fees P a a - m e student\, mising the secrecy of their ballot," Sweet explamed 'The paper ballot graduate students and alumni were backup ensured that students could not allowed to vote easily voteif their name wasnot ori the No one knows how many stuelectronic voters'list " dents were unable to vote, and did not Sweetadded that some oftheeleccontactthechiefreturnmcrofficer. but tronic polhng statzons on campus these students could have influenced expenencedtechnicaldifficultieswzth the results of the election Some can their nehvorkconnections, but these didates won bl, lust I2 votes problem~wcrequicklyreso15ed "Con sbubak@~mpr~nt uwaterloo ca nections were only down for a few minutes at a time," said Sweet Stud& were instructed to vote at a computer lab whde the polling sta tions were out of order o Nominationsfor GSA Accorhg to an Impnn/st,urce,one positions being accepted , student had problemsvotingon-line, now, page 6 Susan Bubak
SPECIAL TO IMPRINT When I was a kid, I had a lemonade standm the summer Bemgonly eight, I wasn't much for profewional business hours -whenever I had a crav mg for a hot dog, or shade, off I'dgo. Lately it seems that Scoops has been manned by eight-year-old lemonade executives, the place seems to be deserted every time I go near it I went to Chris DiLullo, W ad m s t r a t i o n and finance to h d out exactly what has been going on
"When the bars do re-open it is our intention to again extend [Scoops'] hours
Scoopshas been operatingfor sev era1years o n l y during the summer months, from May until October, which made rense, seeing how they onlv sold ice cream In an effort to maximize the use of the facilitiesand excellent location,and in order to ac commodate the student? who study late on campus year round, Scoops adopted nem hours and an expanded menu "Aftcr spcakingto anumber of students we found there was amarket for late night food in the SLC," said Di1,ullo 1hey also hoped toaccommodate and attract students attending the Bomber andFedI Iall I he only other food alternati5es at this time of night are the vendmg machines, the Turn key desk or a long walk to the pla7a 'We smply wanted to provide them with [a choice] " Of course, the sudden closure of the Feds' bars r e d t e d m a drop m buqincss, making the 7 p m to 4 a m hours rather unnecessary. "We were relying on the patrons of the Bomber
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Nou that the stcam caused by t h ~ s year's Feds election has cleared, it's time for graduate students to choose thar representatives Nomations are currently being accepted forposltions in the Graduate Smdent Associativn "The GSA esecutieis basically the samcas theFeds executi5 e, except the GSAis amuch smaller organtzation," s a d Jason Grove, who servcs in the chefreturningoffice "There's nomteractlonbetweenthem Theyace corn pletely separate " The four executive positions arc president,vice-president,operattons, who "looks after fifiances",accordmg to Grove, vice president, corporate affairs, who "deals with paperwork, procedure, chair meetings and such" and vice president, student afhrs, who "organi7cs events and anything
"[The GSA election] is not quite as hotly contested as the Feds election." -Jason Grove chief returning officer
The remaintng positions are six members for the board of dxectors and 20 members for councll With so many positions needing to bc fdled, it's not surpnsingthat the association usually simply accepts those whose nominations are in accordance with the bylaws, and that an actual election
is rarelv necessary "In theow there's four days of campaigning In prachce there hasn't beenanclccttonm pears It's not quite as hotly contestd as the Fcds elec tion," Grove said with a laugh "[A GSA poution] is a lot of work and come of the positions never do get filled up My guess is it will be the same as in the past " Nomination forms arc avdable at xra u~t~aferLoo.~u/~-~a~~~s.btrnIand at the GradHouse,whcre theymust be sub mitted in person or by ma1 Accord ing to Grove, each form must be signed by "thrce fullmembers [of the GSA], which is basically all grad students " The deadline for n o m u o n s is Thursday,March 6 at 6 p m The final day of polling (should an election occur) willbeTuesday,March25
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You can choose who wdl lead the corporation
Readers of Imprintsee the product of the editorialwork every week as they read the paper; this product is somethmg that you can observe and judge directly. The organizational and administrative operations are not so obvious to judge. Aside from there not being a tangible product regularlydelivered to members, another factor is that stories about Imprintitselfare rarely reported. This is one exception where I will review some h g s that have happened in the past and what general challenges a new group of directors as well as leaders of the organization,will face in the coming
Y" Today is Imprint's annual general meeting. This is when Iqbrinnl's members, most undergraduate students; make decisions for the organization, including who will lead the organization for the coming year. At least that's what is supposed to happen. For the past two years directors andofficers were
not elected at the AGM. '1wo years ago, tn 2001, the meettng endcd prematurelywhen quorum was lost. That means that some people left and there were fewer people than necessary to conduct the meetmg.'l'hree weeks later Imprintheld another meeting and elected a new board. Last year, 2002, no one stood for electton at the AGM and the meeting endcd wtth no one to vote for. At another meeting four and a halfweekslateqmembers elected d i s year's directors Those elections didn't determine the board for the whole year though After about four months StephenLockwood,secretaryand director, and Julian Ichim, staff liaison and director, resigned. At the end of September, the remaining directors appointed Kouaney Short to the position of secretary and she resigned about a month later. Finally, a few weeks ago, Phil Weiner resigned as treasurer. In the fall, Tim Mollison was appointed secretary and Geoff Eby was appointed staff liason. So, in the time since the last election, four people have left and the remaining board has two elected directors, two appointed directors and one vacancy Successton 1s a big problem. Ktth terms of office of only a year and a hlgh turnover rn Impmt and in the changing student population,
the knowledge uf the volunteer staff and of members is important in ensuring some successton and organizational memory. Since we do not know who will hold a positton until shortly before it is filled, information that an incoming director should h o w should be widely available.This includes standard documents as well as news and current issues. The role of the board of directors is a subject of ambiguity for directors. EachofImprint'sdirectors is also an officer. This causes more confuston because, by title, the directors have the responsibilities of the board and of executives in the corporation. Directors must be prepared to either apply the time necessary to fulfil their responsibilities or delegate the decisions that they arc not able to make. Delegation of tasks, decisions and research can go to full-time staff, committees or volunteers. People can oftenget hstractedby minutiae and sacrificehigher priorities or things that they solely have the responsibility to do. Any board should determine which decisions they must make and make them. Today you may have the chance to elect Imprint's board of directors, but that depends on whether or not you show up to the meeting.
Edcy argued that duplcxingis the cpickest and least expensive way to add density without fundamentally altering the character of an existing nctghbourhood, two criteria listed in the report's principles. Edey sees increasing the populatton density of uptown as a win-wrr~situation for students and uptown, sincc it brings students closer to the senices they desire and increases the number of patrons toanarea dcsperatelymneed. I Iome-owners remained vigilant however, fearing that an increase in the number of non-owner-occupied dwellingswilllead toa degradationof services that were originallyplanned for when they bought their homes. Suchsemicesincludecommunity centres,librariesand schools. Singer said "the kind of neighbourhood built 40 years ago stillhas semces that are little utilized or supported by students." Fdey affirmed this perceptionnoting that "students are paying for the construction and maintenance of infrastmchlrc that we use proportion-
ally less than permanent residents." Both sides did agree with recommendations to increase enforcement and applicatjon fees for lodging houses. As stated by Tammer Cmber, a concerned resident, "we want to prevent absent and despotic landlords." Thus,councilis facedwith the task of '%alancing the needs of thosc living here today and in the future," said Currie. Council will soon decide on policy based on these recommendations and feedback from concerned groups. City staff hope to implement these changes byJune of thts ycar.
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OPINION Opmmn e&tor vacant
On student apathy
for God's wrath
Even at Imprint, where it's very easy to effect change, students don't get involved
Lawrence Grierson COMMUNITY EDITORIAL
I have a bone to pick with Campus Recreation. 'I'he CampusRecreationleague administrators have adopted the, seemingly,understandableprachce of screeningthe nicknames of the registered teams to insure that groups are not participating under vulgar, offensive or generally inappropriate submissions. However, I feel that, in our case, Campus Recreation has taken this censorship too far. For the second consecutiveterm ofparticipation,we have attempted to register our rec basketballteam under the team name The Wrath of God and have been denied this nickname. Both times, it was cited to us by league officials that the team name was not allowed as it is apparentlyoffensive-essentially that it is not ~oliticallycorrect because it contains religious implications. In choosing a nickname, teams typicallytry to select aname which gives the team an intimidating edge (e.g. Raptors, Warriors, Mighty Ducks, etc.) or a name which is representative of the backgroundor geographicallocation associated with the team (e.g. Fighting Irish, Canadiens, Maple Leafs, etc.) In submitting The Wrath of God as our name, we made an effort to encapsulate both these ideas. The naming process began with a brainstorming of the things that we felt to be particularly fearful. The Disease andThe Nuclear Weapons are possible examples of some of the names we may have considered. But being a team of individuals who, for the most part, were raisedwithchristian backgrounds, and for the whole part, are
beltcvcrs m God, we acknowledged that the thng we would be most afraid to face would be The Wrath of God and, hence, our name was conceived I was raised a Catholic and as a result the Chnst story is the promment reference point for my current faith To be basic and brief, I believe that the relationship between Jesus and God is a model for my own relationship with all that has created me That n,I acknowledge the influence that all has on me and the environment, everything-'God' if you w1Il I hope to exist m a manner that strengthens the positive energy I give to 'God' and, as consequence, receive a positive strengthening from 'God.' The Wrath of God being those instances when one's actions w i t h their relationships produces negative energy. I don't ask that anyone else believe this, I only explain my faith to emphasize that it is real. CampusRecreationhas decided that the name The Wrath of God is offensive because it has religious connotations. But names such as The Devils, The Angels, or The Saintswould have beenaccepted despite the fact that they are heavily laden with religious connections. As a matter of fact, the league has permitted called The MennoKnights (I thtnk it's a fantastic name) despite the punned religious undertones, as well as teams named St. Paul's and The Punching Rabbis. So what is it about The Wrath of God that is particularlyoffensive? Campus Recreationoffered the substitution and listed us under the name The Wrath of Khan. See WRATH. page 9
A lot of bad things happen and you canaffect then by gettiGginvolved. Do you know what Imprint does with the $125,000 that students pay in fees everyyear?If you answered no, then you have something in common with most other students on campus. Iqrint is a volunteer organization run by a volunteer, fivemember board of directors. While many people participate in the edttorialaspect of Imptint, very few participate in the organizational one. This lack of participation seems to be a trend among students. In Waterloo, we as students have few options for quality affordable housing,largely because the municipal government realizes that students are not a votmg body and that our opinions are therefore less important. At the September meeting of students' council, council committed to work to educate students on municipal issues in conjunctionwith student orgamzations and the municipal government. I've seen a few posters around campus, but I haven't had any indication of students getting passionate about municipal issues. This is ironic, especiallyat a time when a proposed moratorium on lodging houses could tremendously affect where and how we live. UW students' lack of interest in political affairs is not unusual. A survey of university student
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That we can't get 0.00125 per cent of our members out to an annual meeting , is a testament of pathetic lack of interest. attitudestowards polttical involve ment done in 2000 by Harvard's Institute on Politics found, for example, that 85 per cent of students considered volunteering a betterway ofaffecttnglocalissues than political involvement. The bct of the matter at least in Waterloo is that UW and Laurier students make up about 25 per cent of the population of Waterloo and could sway the vote. If politicians believed this might happen, we certainly wouldn't have the housing problems we do now. But surely students at a highlyranked Canadian university are at least interested in their student government, rght? I talked to BrandonSweet,executiveresearcher for the Federation of Students.He said that "there's been a steady flow ofacclamationsfor this year's council," saying that there was a contest for one position in last year's council electionsand that the person who won later resigned and was
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replaced by someone who was acclaimed.So,ineffect,thc entire councilis acclaimed. But how does this tie into Imprint? Imprint is an organization that is easy to get involved in and whose decisions impact what students read every day. And pet, therc is very little orgamzational involvement.Last year, a special generalmeetingwas held because no one stood for election for the board of directors at the annual general meeting. At the special meeting, some votes had to be postponed because quorum was lost. Quorum is 15 members out of Imprint's membership of about 12,000,or 0.00125per cent. That we can't get 0.00125per cent of our members out to an annual meeting is a testament of pathetic lackof interest. Ironically, we all love to comp h about what our elected representativesare doing. Some wouldargue that people who aren't involved in politics don't understand the challenges and shouldn't complain. I suggest that those who don't take the time to take advantage of their democratic rights in societyhave no place complaining. This year, though, I have a bit more hope, at least a far as Imprint is concerned. I've been hearingall week from people who are consideringcanddacy for the boardand who want to attend the meeting. I hope you'll be among them.
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Shame on you, Daniel
l b the editor,
To the edjtor,
Now that votes are counted and elections are over, I would like to brmg up a little matter that poppcd up m a conversation that I had w h a fellow student During the stressful campatgningpcrtod for the candidates, I was doing what most people (who actually cared about thts stuff) would do, a little research, mosth bv v. ord of mouth I was hearing \L onderful things about each peison's goal\ and about how thej would be the perfect person to totc for I Tow ever, onc person I came across told me somethmg that made me thmk twice before voting Hc told me that he had overheard some of the candidates expressing their opinions about the present Feds council Obviously, tfyou catchmy drift, these messages were uncalled for Now you would figure, as someone who is in the procesc of campaignmg (meaning that pictures of thcir faces wereup eveqwhere, even m the wa\hrooms for heaven's sakel) for a Feds posttion they would be smart enough to realize that "yed" people do recognt7e you S'hy on earth, would you say those comments; 1 am not going to pomt anyone out because they should know who they arc At least they \ h d d after reading this I just wanted to let you know that whenever you came mto one of my classes to let out your little "shpeal", I am positwe that I was not the only ohe who tmed you out Word of mouth travels fast1 "Do not judge, or you too will be judged For m the same way you judgc others, you will be pdged, and with the measure you usc, it will be measured to you " -Matthew 7.1 2
This is a letter in response to Daniel Saunders'article "Punk straight from thc hcart " I mill start off by saving that I was fortunate enough to attend this show Though I was able to sec onlv the FTA's and Dramah~rg, x t hen I read the re\ ien of the show I was bewildered at the words on the page Horn could a concert rcx icw hate such ltttle focus on the mustc; I his article, rather than giving re7 iex to the bands and music, was an absurd account ofwhat Mr Saunders sau rather than heard \T as tt truly necessary for him to question theroolncs\ of thc audience? Does it really matter? I'm sure I was one of the attendees that ranked low on hts coolness and punk scales I care As I'm sure did the others That wasn't thc pomt of the evening Saunders' comments regarding Dramaturg wcrc nothing more than a display of subjectir e bullshit and an apparent vendetta against the mdividual members He, once again, directed more focus to the appearance of the guys and ignored the wit and intelligence with which the songs were wntten and per formed Instead, he pulled one out of context lyric from the evenmg and used to illustrate his laughable point Hey, maybe a's because it was the one line that didn't go over his head, I can't really say for sure I strongly believe that everyone is entitled to their own opmon But Dramaturg are also entitled to a fatr review I Iowever, given that the commentary was coming from a guy whose perception of punk is seemtnglyor~gmatedmaseven year old movie tag line, I guess that's a ltttlc too much to ask
The quote, the whole quote and nothing but the quote To the editor,
I just wanted to make sure that my comments weren't misinterpreted K h l e I am disappointed that my whole ticket didn't win, and I did say so to ncws editor Mark Stratford, I would liht to elaborate on the rest ofwhat T sad to him T understand that there is only so much room in a story to print quotes from inten iewces I am Ten; excited about a o r h g with the team that was elected I am sure that v. c d l be able to work together to create a Peds that is constantly improving students' lives. I have agreat deal of respect for Mr. Edey, and believe that his ideas will work well withmine. I hal-e a strong working relationship with Dave Capper as a don m Ron Cydt V~Uage,and from what T havc seen ofJohn kedy, he seems a generous, intelligent person with great tdeas to tmprove campus hfe I look forward to worktng with all three of them Just wanted the whole message to come through Thanks -Liunz McHugh-Russell
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Merit, not money To the editor,
I submitted this letter m January, but it was never published 1 am resubrmtting tt In the January 17 issue Annu S a m wrote in saying that she could not r e t u r n s school because of fmancingproblems I want Annu and other students
to know about UYVs statement on undergraduate support In that statement that was approved last April the untmrsity said that it " intends to ensure that all quahfied students admitted to full time undergraduate programs have adequate financtalassistanceto complete their studtes " At the t m e it was discussed student senators questioned d the unirersiq could afford to fulfil its "intent" The word commttmcnt x as ax oided in the document rnsurtng that students are able to shdy at L n i w r s i ~of \Y aterloo based on merit and not money is , noble If students are ha\ ing difficulties nith thetr finances they should contact the student awards office and ask them to fulfil this statement If you don't think that U\Y' is making good on its intent contact Impntzf - Kyan
Baffled at BAFM 1o the editor,
For those of us who consider accountmgas a future career,it o d y takes a bit of research to reveal that UW has the quickest program to a CA destgnatum And for many of us, arts accountingseemedlike the perfect choice a liberalarts education,plus practical co-op experienceand, after five or so years, exemptions from most of the other requirements that other universitygraduates have to go through So it was kmd of surprising to find out that arts accounttng would be gone after t h s year Instead, there was this strange BAbM
program a bachelor of accounting and financial management Okay, , two extra letters to a degree, that's no big deal There are a few changes (you can see them clearly at the online edition of the undergraduate calendar), but nothing really major After all, it's not like the arts accountingprogram requires exactly the same courses as it did a Few years ago. Hut hcrc's what annoys me: tn second year and a6ove, tuition will be $1,121per c.o/mc.Yes, you read that right Oh, wait - the university is ohso generously making it a maxi mum of 35,000 a term Don't forget on top of tultion are tuition fees, h m g expenses, rent and all those other little thmgs you need to live that requirc money And why is UCY charging so much more for such program so similar to the old one; The RAFM Web site states "Simtlar to other high quality professtonal business programs, the Bachelor of Accounttngand hnancial Managementwill have a higher tuition than regular pro grams " I mean, the lcact they could do 14 say somethmg about mamtaining htgh quality faculty, or providing new resources Instead, they're just i saying that they're chargmgmore , because all the other busmess , programs do so It always seemed to be UW wanted a htgh quality yet still accesstbleprogram in accoumng Now, 1 guess, wants to gouge students, because every other , mstitution m the province is doing it, too. j
GUEST COMIC: MUSHIE SUSHIE
Wrath: a bone to pick with Campus Rec Continued from page 8 As if Star Trekis a reasonable substitution for God This mdicates to me that Campus Recreation feels that thc word God itself is inappropriate and offensn e and is not somethmg that they support Not belonging to a particular rcltgton, I don't have a name for my faith God is the best word that I ha1 e, and Campus Recreation is t a h g it awal from me Next Campus Recreation mtght object to a team named I he Jehovah's \;L itne,ses, Or the) might not> I really don't knom if
the const~tuentsof the Uni~ersityof \\'aterloo are prepared to let Campus Recreation start makmg decisions about what beliefs are or are not offensive Rut maybe Campus Recreation is right hiaybe there should be a separation of church and campus rccrcation basketball Maybe there should be no names that express faith or beliefs hlaybe we should all hide our spiritualih~away so as not to offend .-* anvone Or maybe mutual acceptance is the cros5 we all haw to bear
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28,2003
Iraq no threat to U.S. 7 b the editor, Tn your article, "Liberate Iraqnow," I behe>e you are lacking insight as to why the liberation of Iraq should not be led by America First, usingthe pretence of attacking Iraq before Iraq attacks the U S lacks any thought into the intentions of Saddam A look at the U S 's track record m its treatment of Iraq and other nations gives indication that the liberation of the Iraqi people cannot be trusted Although 1do not ha\ e enough space to write a full responsc I uill do ml best As it is \ en7 clearly statedin the article, "An UnnecessaryW'ar," in Foreign Policy m a p zinc, Saddam is not an aggressor, he is a calculatingman Both wars mtiated by Iraq (against Iran and Kuwait) are evidence of this These wars were instigated for strategic purposes with approval ftom the U S I'or example, during the 1980s, Saddam (with US appro1al) used chemical warfare against 7 ictims with no means of retaliation This bnng.; u\ to an interesting pomt if Iraq\\ ere to attack America, Iraq, name11 Saddam, mould not stand a chance Historically, Saddam is not a suicidal man and n o d d not take anv chance to die, therefore Saddam has no rcal method of attacking America without putting his ltfe at risk I urthermot c, correlatinganpalhnce between Iraq and A1 Qaeda seems extremelv farfetched, since Osama bm Laden haspubliclv professed his hatred for Saddam T asth, what at c America's nelv founded mtentions of Itberating the \ ery same people thej appro1ed of gassingduringthc 19805, Historicalll, Amcrica doesn't seem to care much for the Iraqi people, and to trust the U S is a mistake given its long record of implanting brutal regimes To answer your question No, the Iraqi people will not be better off liberated by a western allianceled by America -Sherq Mahmood
In defense of Saddam To the editor. It has been over week since the anti-war protests that tookplace on Saturday February 15,2003 Despite as overwhelmingattendance (80,000 people) I ask now, were the volces of those in Toronto and the rest of the world heard by President Bush? An international protest such as the one that occurred should have opened the eyes of Mr Rush however, he has chosen to ignore the call ofworld and will contmue to fight his father's battle In last weeks Impnnt Aaron Lee Wudrick's comment, "Marching for peace? More like m a r c h g for the contmued oppression of the Iraqipeople," was unnecessary The Iraqi people will not find freedom in the hands of Saddam but nor will they find it in the hands of the U S It is not the obligation of the United States to bring down Saddam, it is more like a lob for the UN and ifwe let United States ignore the voice and UN then we are setting precedent for the United States to do it again, and you never know who could be next on their war list Maybe it is wrong of me to speak for the
mdion people that marched on that day, but I don't believe that their intention was to march for the further oppression of the Iraqi people The purpose of the march was to encourage peace and to find alternative resolution besides war. K'e no longer live dumlg the barbaric days of our forefathers,war isn't the only way to solve the problem If a child today u ere to see that a leader of a country is ignonng the call ofpeace and was unable to justify war, what kmd of an impres sion would the child have about violence>If the country leader cannot set the examplc then who can?
Forget Iraq, what about Canada? To the editor, If we accept that the United States is seeking to secure its strategicenergJ interests through militan. means, then let me p o x that the most logcal taigct is Canada As our Prime Minister remtnded us during his address in Chicago on F c b n q 13, "le supply the U S with 94 per cent of vour . naturalgs imports, close to 100pci cent of \ uurelectrici~imports and 35 percent of uranium for nuclear pol\ er generation " In 2002, Canada supplied the U S with 17 per cent of its imported crude and refined oil products -more than an) other foreign supplier, including Saudt Arabia Canada's oil sands contain 2 5 trillion barrels of oil, of which 31 5 billion barrels are recov erablewith current technoloa This surpasws the oil reset7 es of Saudi Arabia "The oil sands are not all K'e have vast untapped potential in hydro power and in natural p s from the Arctic 1he most lmpor tant pomt I can make here is that we are a secure energy supplier you can count on " What does it profit the Umted States to invade a country on the other side of the world, raise the ire of the entire international community, lull thousands of potential customers, and bear the costs of rebuilding an entire region (includingthe 011wells which will inevitably be destroyed),when ALL of thcir energy needs are sitting on their border in a country already intricatelyentangledmits economic web, An masion of Canada (already a scemlng redundancy) would avoid all those nasty complications that an invasion of Iraq would ~ntail,with the bonus of securing ALL its energy needs, not just oil Could it be that the courage of convictions is not something monopolued by antiAmericans, and that the case presented by America is about something greater than a cover for grabbing oil?
Michael Romuhn 4R Arts
Invasion, no liberation
To the editor, In Aaron Lee-Wudrick's column last week, he describes a US invasion of Iraq as 'liberation " An intercstlng term to use, considering the U S currently supports nations like 'lurkey, Saudi Arabia, Israel and Egypt Each of thesc natlons has aless than perfect track record
concerning human rights. In fact, the US. supported Hussein during the '80s while Iran and Iraq were at war, supplyingweapons (including biological weapons) as well as diplomatic support The I, S gave diplomattc support to Iraq after the Halabla massacre So much for the U S being concerned about the people of Iraq The February 31 WushzngtonP o ~reported t that the U S plans to administer Iraq by direct rule So much for the U S bringing democracyto Iraq Will Iraq be better off after the U S invades, Well, lust look at how well Haiti~s doing (after being in\ aded bj the U S in 1094) Or Afghanistan It would appear that Lee-Wudrick is being naive, not those who marchcd for peace Luchly for the U S ,though, the Amencan people will have to make no sacrifices to topple TIussein Tens of thousands of Iraqis, on the other hand, wLU die as a r e d of the mvasion Lee X'udricli's comparison of Iraqwith N a ~Germany i is absolute nonsense Iraq is a poor nation whove army was mostly de stroycd during the Gulf War, and which
pows no threat to its neighbours (let alone the U S ) The Nans took o x er most of Europe and caused the death\ of tens of millions Imperialism is defined as "policy of eatendmg a nation's authority by territorial acquisition or bv the establishment of economic and political hegemony ox er other nations " This statement applies well to Nazi Germany Could it not also apply to the U S 7
Down with taxes To the ed~tor, I would like to respond to Yamin Bismilla's letter m the 2/21 issue I and countless other alumni x~ouldgladly donate alumni dollars if the go\ ernment would stop talung such a huge chunk out of me Tau cuts should bc supported
Where's the prezt
It's been a turbulerit year for your Federation of Students executive They stood up to the ci$and region by l k n g the region's universal bus pass proposal to the city's anti student 75-metre houstng bylaw, criticized the administration for dropping the ball on the Microsoft donation, and went on a publicity blitz to tell both sides of the story on the draconian takeover and shutdown of our beloved bars Yep, VP education Ryan O'Connor was quick to fire offapreqs release to criticize the Microsoft deal V?internal Mike Kerrigan and VP a h s t r a t i o n & finance Chris DiLullo were front and centre on the bar closures So just one question where's the president7 As a person, I happen to like Brenda Koprgwslu I even endorsed her candidacy for president, backwhen she was still named Slomka,in this very space over a year ago Yet for the most part this year, she's been invisiblewhde her three co-executweshave been at the forefront of the issues most pressing to students I took the liberty of go% over the president's strategx plan in order to assess whether or not she's merely been keepinga low profile -in contrast to her mc&aloving VPs -or if she really in fact wasn't d o q a whole lot Sadly:a appears to be the latter It is bad enough for a member of the Feds executive to fad to implement most of what they promtsed to do during their year
111 office, but the fact that IGpowslu's plan was weak in the first place is e\ en more disappointing A mere four pages tn length, in contrast to plans rangmg from cight to 11 pages for the three V h , most of it consivted of merely f u l f h g the bas~clob description of president -arrange meetings, go to meetings, report on meetings, communicate tnformation Yes, and7 \\'here's the "strategic" to go along with the "plann> &'ell, there's a few things "Create I4eds forums that allow us as an exec to talk with our students," "Create media profiles of students through different outlets," "councd clothmg " Did any of thesc happen, In case you didn't know, the answer is no Interestingly, something else that 15 included is a plan to negotiate a "beneficial" agreement for a universal bus pass Yet, in last year's election, I<oprowsluran on a platform u hich included "no univer5al bus pass " Fancy that Of course, in the end, student council stopped any negotiation in its tracks, so clearly the president was not able to convince her fellow executivesor council to be party to a fhp flop Add on Koprowslu's long record of abstentions at students council, lack of a clear public stand on virtually all campus issues, and failure to bring important issues to the fore, and one can't help but ask the question isn't the president supposed to be our leader? If so, how has she been leading us) I suppose it doesn't matter anymore With the elections for 2003 04 over with, the current executive5are lame ducks untilhfay The incoming president, Chns Edey has a much more proacti~etone and a proven record of dealing with housmg issues as government affairs co-ssioner So it's clear that leadership will soon return to the office of the pres~dentWe can only wonder why it ever had to leave in the first place
Don't let democracy get you down
Who's your idol?
o u s s u c c e e d e i o f defeatmgthe city's Olympic bid, then they will have done an mcredible disserviceto the ma~oritvof
Reflections on the Pop Idol W a Young, and the commercial conseauences of IS sexual orientation I
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MAPS AND LEGENDS Far away from the global hotspots andlast chance resolutions,an interesting experiment m local democracywas held inVancouver last weekend For only the second time in history a municipal govern ment asked its citizens if they wanted the city to pursue a bid to host the Olympic Games And, unlike the citizens of Bem, Switzerland, Vancouventes gave the city's bid for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games the go-ahead in the form of 64 per centyeJ vote One would thmk that having fought honourably and lost m a democratic referendum the groups opposing the games would not obstruct the Olympic bid any further, but mstead they are a promising a "mass action m [spmgl 2003 during the Vancouver tour of InternationalOlympic Committee representatives" with the goal of convincing them that Vancouver should not get the games That's the spirit guys; don't let democracyget you down Opposition o r g a z e r Chris Shaw dismssed the plebiscite as "an expensive public-opinion poll," (presumably because his side lost) and then, t h g a page from the Bloc Quebecois' referendum playbook, demanded a second vote, this tune at the provincial level. "We're not going to stop until the provmce gets a vote," he smd. So m the event that the provmce votes yes, one could assume he would then demand a national referendum followed by a vote at the UN until he gets the result he wants. Caught up m their "the Olympicsare corporatecnme"rhetoric the bid opponents seem to have mssed an essential part of what livmgma democratic system means. Essentially, m exchange for the nght to vote people must understand that they will not always get their way and that they must accept the judgment of the electorate In the case ofVancouver and the games, if the opposition
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pokmga stickinto the collective eye of the majority, but presumably they believe that their cause is so noble that they do not have to respect the fact that the people of Vancouver actuallywantthe Olympic Games So what kind of arguments and logic are they employingin thcir crusade? The stock letter to the Intema tional Olympic Committee that the No Games 2010 Coalition posts on its Web site urges the committee to "choose a host city w ~ t ha sound economicand socialpicture which wdl be able to provide a suitable venue with the support of its citizens Vancouver is not that city at this tune "However, Vancouver finished a close second in a global survey of urban quality of life (Zunchwon), according to the highly respectedannualsurvey by William M Mercer,which is based on an evaluation of 39 key quality of life factors, such as pohcaland socialenvir~nm~nt,public seiviices and natural environment. If a ctty like Vancouver is not a suitable host for the Olympics than it's not clear who is Secondlythere is "the games are a festival of commercdand corporate hype" argument. Yes, people and corporations do use the Olympics to make money and unfortunately without the financial contributions of these same people and corporations the games would likely not be the global event that they are. Coke also uses Christmas and Santa Claus to sell its products, but this does not give me an excuse to stiff my family on Christmas morning as a show of protest. In other words, while some of the advertrsingexcessesaredistasteful, they do not fundamentallyalter the Olympicideals of sportsmanship and human excellence So to the citizens of Vancouver; good luck m your endeavour and kudos for damg to think big m an age of incrementalism A
These days a seems that everyone is into watching the second installment of h e n r u n I& And cvcn those who don't keep up with the show at least seem to have heard the stories of Frenchie Davis, or thc mfamous yct hornbly tonedeaf Keith! You may have even heard of Will Young, the winner of Pop Idol, the Bntish version of the series. This new Bntish pop sensation lust so happens to be gay and very cute. He smgs alright, too. Throughout the competition, Youngremamedextremely discreet regardingh~ssexuality, carefully answemg the media's questions m ways that would not mediately disclose who he really was For example, when asked who he would fancy spending an entire evewith, he said h e Queen. (If that isn't an a-sexualanswer'm its entirety, I don't know what id) Nevertheless, in every way, Young succeededmpresentmganimage that was neither fully hetero, nor homosexual either. When it came time for the fmal vote, the one that would determine who among the remaining contestants would be crowned "Britain's Pop Idol," the Biltish public surprised everyone,mcludmg the show's producers.Everyone (mcludmg good old Simon Cowell) had expectedYoung's rival Gareth Gates to wm, but m the end it was Will who received the 4.5 d o n votes required to take home the gold. More surprises followed. In March of 2002 and early into his new career as a pop idol, Young announced to his fans that he was gay While the announcementwas certainlyunexpected,much of the public had anticipated it. As he remained discreet throughout the competition, he was certamly not
whenever possible Some have criticuedYoung and his decision to concealhis sexual orientation dunng Pop I M s aimg as an act of shame. I know Young nails the finale of Pop Idol. that I personally found it easy to criticize him for that very reason am I really don't know what the Criticizersmight ask, if Young fuss is about " Folks, I dunk that's was so comfortablewith his our answer sexuality (as he mamtams to be) Sunply put, as a contestant on then why wouldn't he have lust Bntam's P@ Idol, Young &d not adrmtted to bemg gay m the first feel that his sexuality was a "big deal." place, mstead of watmg until the end of the competition?Did he fear However, once the media was that if he was "outted" it mght hounding him, wanting to know have had a drastic effect on his more about him, then, he felt it was chances to win2 Did Young expect tunc to be completelyhonest that the judges might treat hun As far as musical entertainment differentlyif they knew that he were goes, I must agree with Young that a homosexual? sexualrty should hold no beamg Speculation tells me that the whatsoever I personallyapplaud reason why Young was so discreet the British pop sensation for regardmghis sexuahtywasbecause pomting out what should really he didn't think that it was unpormatter m the entertamment tant industry and for understanding that there is a nght tune and a wrong In fact, when Young shared his sexualitywith the press, he said "I time for everythtng feel it's time to tell my fans I'm gay It's no,big deal, just part of who I acowan@~mpr~nt.uwater~oo.ca
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Ah, my virgin eyes
So I'm w a l h g on campus admir ing the scener~whenI notice the "Peter Russell Rock Garden." I stop for a minute and thmk to myself, "Wow, it is a rockgarden. There are no plants or flowers. There are just rocks. Hey, wait a second, it is simply a rock garden. And they named it aftcr somebody named Peter. He got a rockgarden named after hun!" As you can tell, my cerebral activity is mind-boggling. Of the many t h g s VE1aterloo could name, they named some rocks. Hell man, a scholarship, a new computer lab, a bigger cafeteria, would seem more prestigious. How am I, as a student of this sacred institution, gonna use a rock garden? If I get plastered, sure I can takc a leak in a rock garden. That's always an option. But, I'm not gonna sit in a rock garden and read. Or, I'm not gonna make out with a girl in a rockgarden. The rocks would probably hurt my h e e s . Maybe Mr. Russell figured, shit, Waterloo screwed me over so let's put on this phony generosity mask and promise something grand to the school. And then when they have a big ceremony calling me up to the stage, I'll be all, "ha, ha, ha, bollocks to you Katerloo You can have these big ass rocks I stole from a cave Make a agarden!" I have a theory that there's some grade-A hash buried under the Peter
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There I \+as, httle old me, minding my own busmess, getting read! to do extensive homework at the Dana Porttr On this day I also decided to get some exercise and takc the stairs up to the 10th floor, my preferred floor of choice for studying encwon ment Obviously, like a good UK student, I stayed at the DP until the wee-hours of the evening, and by 10 30 p m I was ready for bed Upon paclung my thtngs and w a k n g for the stairs, there they were, in the corner of my eye A couple, behmd the shelf, in partial view (albea thcrc wasn't many people around but the cleaning staft), with a blanket abovc them doing it! I couldn't believe my eyes I had always heard rumours about this happemng in the Porter, but now I was actually witnewng it for myself 'Ihshfe altefingexpencncchas lcft me questioning certain areas of our fair campus \ W l e most of us hard-working and diligent students choose places on campus to
complete our homework, a select circle of people find a a good form of pmcrastmation to soil our areas of higher cducatmnl I sap, no more To be honest, 1 don't ex en hno\b when these acts of public lovemalunglcft the pm acy of the campus bathrooms, but we need to establish a counteiattack \\ e need a plan, a sound strategy to rid us of this urasion
Units mould patrol beyond the CIBC branch m the basement o f t SLC, and even in the Impntrfoffice (there must be some form of stre rehef occurrmg on a \Yrcdnc5dal production night) \\ e might exTei have to qualmtine the room besic the Peds office, whose use no one reall) knows bor all we know, it could be some sort of "campus quicktt" stratea room, where students lea all of the focal private areas on
There they were: a couple, behind the in par-
campus For this, we'd need to trz an undercover agent, a man to leal mformation from the inside someone who could withstand tt agonizing task of being constantl) surrounded by fornication. Lnfortunately, there are quite a few issues to be taken care of next year by our nextpresident f o r h k to worry about the MP project. Sc until then, we remain infested by the plague of pubhc demonstrations, with students believing the locations arc "secret" on campus. If you partake in such actions, make sure your destination is as secret as you think it is -you jus might be the talk of campus the next day or even end up famo m Impin/ because of it (Note Unfortunately, Arda destroyed all pictures taken from "campus hotspot" earlier this we6 so &at story had to be pullcd fro this issue.)
tial view, with a blanket above them ... doing it!
Maybe what we need is a form of "Make-Out" Police, or MPs for short. 'rhey'll need a catchy slogan -'Watch where you bang, the MPs won't let a hang," perhaps. We would station these soldiers of abstinence all around thc campus hotspots -at each end of the arts underground tunnel amidst its camouflagingwalls, in many of the unsusPew%ngc~ssg~t6sdfthe24- hour math buildmg, and abmusly in the Porter (especiallythe seventh and 10th floors).
From Michelle, with love
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Russell Rock Garden It's sort of an insurance policy m case LT'runs out of corporatc money 1he "Hash Fund," as it's referred to by the underground, was an urban legend for many years. People couldn't fathom the notion that a prestigious university would deal drugs to make ends meet. But alas, the truth can be found under the Peter Russell Rock Garden. Tlowever, no one's gonna checkundera rockgarden cua it's so innocent and peaceful. I wouldn't wannabe the rotten emu-humper who unearthed the "Hash Fund" and disturb the tranquhty that so charactcnzes the "Peter RussellRock Garden." Besides, I don't have a shovel. So that's Peter Russell's legacy, a rock garden But I figure when I graduate from t h ~ placc, s 1 gotta do something memorable, lust hke old Russell So what I'm gonna do is take a giant crap in the mtddle of the S1,C and call it 'The Heramb Ramachandran Pile of I h k a " People can admire it as they go to Brubakcr's and take pictures of a with their loved ones during convocation The 'Weramb KamachandranPile of Kaka" will stand apart from all the other gestures of ktndness by UW alumni as it was a truly personal donation Hell, we can always put "The Heramb bmachandran Pile of Kaka" m the "Peter Russell Rock Garden " There ain't no rule saying . two monuments can't be intemated into one gigantically horrible one. I apologize to Mr. lZussell for ragging him but that's what happens when you have a rock garden named aftcr you.
Among the classes, deadhnes and hormones, those who really count in your life can fade mto the background Before you know it your family and friends are reading your column m the paper to stay updated -which can present a skewed representation (This proves to be even more difficult for certain familymembers who are restricted to readingcertain submissions ) Spending mv reading week on the home front helped to rtinstate my perspectives on hfe, low and friendship Life doesn't have to be extremely complicated but would be bonng without some drama, love, exists all around us -true h e will come in timt - and friendship rock4 Somehow returning home pull5 mv feet back onto the ground, enablmga brief break before thc craz'iness coiltinut5
My family is my hfe force Regardless of the content of my creations they encourage me to stnve forward I am lucky to have such a support system Mol ie nights with my mom, late night taUs with mjr dad or hangng with any of m j brothers reminds mc of what is reall) important In fact, when I became aware that my littlc brother (he's nine) has been dymg to take a copy of this paper to class to fulfil a class assignment my pnonties changed SIIICLmv mom told him that my articlesweren't "appropriate," I h e m what muqt be written So here it is and may a force similar to m e be with all of A necessary addition to f a d y are friends Spending time with frlends canecaporate allworries Even when c\ci-ythmng goes wrong, just spending time with thcm I\ mcredtble Havmg a red broken down golf cart m i m r e spilt on my grey bedroom carpet (there's a big stainl), not being able to get a cab to or from the bar (thanks to a storm), getting a ride from your fnend's past fling, seeiGgpeopleyou'd rather have avoided (stupid bovs) and getting hit on by a classmate fromelementary school displays
how funny life can be. At the end of the night all tha matters is who you w-ere with an( the memories that mere shared. I apparent that an equation withot friendship is incomplete. My company over the week w; truly uplifting. They rejuvenated soul and I only hope that I provided some sort of satisfaction fc them as well. As we paint our indiridual plctures oflifc the scene can becol cluttered,especiallyfor disorganiz people like myself who tend to Ic track of things in their chaotic surroundmgs. Over time, parts c; be repaintedwithcertain aspects (thankfully) omitted but there arc many who will always exist on m mural. A painting can be appreciated many ways causing some feature: be overlooked. Ke-examine your canvas, venture into the lush background. The unkempt scene' will offeracomfortable familiarit actingas a revitalizing experience. Prcparc for anawakemg. (I hope that this is deemed "appropriate" for Mark's assignment.)
FRIDAY. FEBRCTARY 28.2001
Many shades of red: my !I Jom Lauren as she reflects back on her adventures in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Lauren S. Breslin IMPRINTSTAFF
As I stood o n the balcony of my own occanview roomand g a ~ e d o uat t the shafts of sunlight glossing over the Pacific, I h e w I was in for a week of paradise. With a Corona m one hand and aMarlboro in the other, I inhaled the salty Mexican breeze as waves lapped gently against the shore. Elation swept over me while I carefully registered the contrast between the stale greys of Canada and the vibrant technicolours of Mexico. Our resortwas amagnificentproperty. The huge, semi-circular poolsurrounded by multi-coloured, mancuredgardens -openedup onto the beachand the mountains of the Sierra hfadri.. Ycp, I looked fonvard to some serious sun action. Day 2
I'd like to tell jmu that I hooked up with a guy in the conwntional way. You know, where boy meets girl by the pool, or in the lobby bar, or even in the games room. I'd like to tell you that kismet brought two people togcthcr,got them to talking andsparked awild,Meslcan tryst. I'dlike to tell you that. Rut thc tmth IS,although I did meet somcone on this trip, it t-as my mother who picked him up - not me. Thercwewere,&gata fabulous restaurant in downtown Puerto Vallarta, when m walks a family of four. Immcdiately my mother coos.
"Oh Lauren, look at him," she says, gesturing towards their son. And indeed, he n~uscute; but so what? \Vhat was I supposed tu do, walk over there and introduce mysel6'Tell the waiter to send him over aglass of Perricr and say it's from the curlyb r e d girl? But later,as my folks and I sipped our after-dmner cappuccinos, Cutc Boy happens to pass by our table on the way to thc bathroom. 'TIi there!" my mother exclaims. Hc stops, looks around. "Ch, hi," he says, somcwhat puzzled. Oh God, here we go. I stared down at the table, trying to look involred w ~ t hmy creme bmli.c, but my eyes betrayediny embarrassment. A comersation thus ensued between myparentsandthts strangeguy,who, it turns out, \\as 24 ;and from NeuJersey. \\;hen my mother finally let him go, I began scolding her through gritted teeth for tallung to strange boys until, lo and behold, Cute Boy returned. T o my grcatastonislment, he proceeded to ask me out -right there, in front of my parents! Now lhul? moxie. Day 3
Cutc Roy (a.k.a.Sam) and 1 met at a centralhaunt called Carlos O'Brien's for a drink. As the evemoved along, however, so did we from bar to club and from club to bar. \Ye were havinganabsolute not together: laughing, drinking, dancing, singing o k a y , maybe not singing, but you -
get the idea. Several hours,scveral teqdashots and one donkey ride later (don't ask), it's four in the morning when Sam says, "So, whcre to now?" We agreed that the nightlife scene had run its coursc. It was beach time. So there wc were., bv, the ocean. under the stars,and thingswere starting to, er, escalate (wink wink, nudge nudge). Then, something very pccuhrhappened; somedung1couldncvcr have beenprcparcd for. Sam: Can I ask you something? Me: You lust did. Hai-oh! Sam: No, seriously. Me: Okay. \ m a t is it? Sam: Um, well.. . 1 hax-e this, kinda, fetish. Aw, forget ~ t You're . gonna think I'm weird. Me: No, no, do tell! \Tl~atis it? \Xbt, it doesn't involve urine, docs it? Sam: <laughs> \Yell, I notice you're wearing some pretty s c y underwear (Disclaimer:he only noticedit because of my Ion-cut leans), a i d I mas wondering if I could.. . Me: . . .yes? Sain: . . . try them on. \Yl;cn T was finallyable to respond without giggling like a caffeiimtcd schoolgirl,I prodded him onit andwe spent the next while reflecting on the mysteries of human sexuality. I concludcditwasn't thahveird of a request, so I decided to do it. Oh, and did I mcntion we were both shit-faced? Yeah. Well,anyhow, I made him turn around as I removed my httlc black thong. He literally trembled m~thcxcitcmcnt as he slid his right foot into the
Note to self: pictures turn out better under blue skies. flimsy garment and pulled it up to his thigh. This moment, in all its strangcness, promptcd us to frolic along the beach, pushing each other into the sand and laughing like children ofthe night. This is the part when Cute Roy turns green. He stumbled. Then, he hurled disgustingly into the sand. Seven hours of drinking - go figure! \Tithin minutes, Sam had gone from charming pervert to self-conscious "sicko" and was so embarrassed, in fact, that he ulsistedwccall itanight. \Ve did, but amidall the hullabaloo, I forget to get my thong back! His sordid little scheme worked! Day 4
Loohngatmysclf in the mtrror this morning, 1 decided I'm not getting i~earlycnoughcolour. So in all my vast wisdom, I chosc to downgrade fromindustrial strength SPF 150 to SPF 8. Ha! Take fhuf, ultra-violet rays! L,ater that afternoon,
One of many, many pensive strolls along the beach.
something strange happened. T returned to my room and noticed the light on my phone was blmlung, indicating that T'd received a micemail message. Hmm, that's odd it's from some girl: "Hey Paul, it's Lisa. I hadalot of funmeeting youlast night I hope you made it back okay. I'm staying at thc <yadda> hotel, room <vadda>. Call me if vou wanna do something again." \Ycllwcll, looks like someone gax7e out my room number, possibly by accident. After all, I'm in room 3043 m a y b e this guy's in room 1343 o r something. Ah well, it's his loss. -
As 1strolledlazilyalong the beach thls afternoon, I found a beautiful silver bracelet. But the disco~ciyimmcdiately sent meintodeep moralcmtemplation. I liked the bracelet -it was heary and kmd of masculine, but elegant, and 1 101-ed the way it slid up and down my little wrist. But whom does it belong to? Should I turn it m? l'he ethical answer here 1s yes, yes 1 should. Aw, but it's so nice! \\;'ell, no harminwearingit foraday and rcturning it tomorrow, is there; Day 6
Picked up another message for Paul today, this tune from the front desk to
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Gecz, sorry about that. What messages have you been getting!" 1 tell him. K c get to taking. After about 10 minutes of witty banter, I learn he's some business guy from Boston who loves travelling alone. \Ve arrange tomeetlater f o r a d r d . A Mexican blind date! Time to dust off the ol'charmai~dseewhatnewadventures he ahead. After dinner, I was offtomeet my voicemail mystery man. Actually, he was a nice-looking guy: tall, tanned, sophisticated. One drink followed another and the conversation turned lk-ely. I found myself sifting through
the grimmest Ah, departure day and most depressing day of them all. Except mayhc for RemembranceDay. Or Valmtine's Day. Bynow, thanks to the SPF 8, my entire body is a mismatched patchwork of bnght crimson, deep burgundy andglowing scarlet (see title of thesememoirs). Solong l'uerto Vallarta! I'll m s s your picturcsqueLxaches,savouryrestaurantsand boundlcss romantic misadventures. -
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28,2003
Jump for joy over Pogo's
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My first meal at Pogo's a couple of years ago was amusing, to say the least. I visited with an EgyptianCanadian friendwho seemed to excite the restaurant. He ask
m e b - r a r e . The meat was a little on the dry side, but it had great flavour. Insread of the gravy that the menu promses, it came mth a garlic spread. I would have lrked to smear it on, but I had hoped to speak to other people that nrght. The meal, which could easily be shared, includesa choice of salad, as well as rice, hummus and pitas. I chose the tabbouleh salad, a tangy -re of tomatoes, ontons, parsley and couscous. The hummus was creamy with tahm and lemon, although the pitas were a bit dry. The saffronncewasmcelyseasoned
owner started recommending menu items and offering us discounts. I haven't tested the repeatability of t thts experience, but it m -~ hbe shot. Pogo's is very mucka family restaurant: on each of my visits I could hear chtldren in the background As a consequence,it has longer hours than it probably needs and the service ranges fromleisurely t a slow. I recommend startmg your meal with a freshly-madejuice ($3). The fruit varies according to the season, but both the mango juice and
excellent My compamon tned a cardamom tea ($1.50),which consisted of a few green cardamom pods float~ngm blacktea. The weak cardamom flavour made it a lessthan excitmgexperience The Iamb dinner ($1'399) was huge: the large, mcelyseasoned lamb chop was just barely pink m the middle The waitress didn't ask
cooked.Wedless to say, after d that food, I was stuffed. The combo platter ($15.25) is an excellentchoiceif you are both hungry and ~decisme.It's also a great way to get a sense of the menu, since each of the items is also avdable separately The beefand chicken shawarrnaaretender morsels of seasoned meat The cabbage rolls are totally different
were cookeduntd very soft. The
.grapeleaf rolls had a similar stuffing, andwere equallydelicious.The same rice that came with my lamb platter was inexplicablynuxed with 'frozen m e d vegetables. It stdl tasted good, but r e m d e d me of those bad Montesson school. lunches I had so many years ago. The meal was rounded out with a green salad (iceberglettuce,tomato, onion and a light vinaigrette). For those wrth a lighter appetite, or a smaller budget, the falafel sandwich is great -deep fried chickpeaballs, tomato and omon
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The health risks ol: writing midterms creased blood sugar, heart rate and energy available to the muscles perfect forfightiqanattacker or flee\Y'hile midterms are wonderful in so ing from a stressful situation, but many ways - allowingus to test our strangely not as helpful when in the creatix:eabilitieswhenw-earepresented middle of writing a midterm. In fact, or tearingout with questions never covered in class attaclungyo~~rprofessor of the room may create an even more and giving us an escusc to say, "that game of cards/lreg party/line of co- stressful situation. came looks mighty appetizmg, but I'd As soon as your body perceirw rather study now, thank you," -the stress, it begins a series of steps to stress that tests cause most people cope. 'fie amygdala recopses the threat, sending a signal to the does not benefit our physical state. Mind you, exercisingyour memory hypothalamus in the base of your and problem-solving abilities docs brain. A signal is sent to the adrenal mcrease your mtellectud capacitiesand gland, which releases adrenaline. writingthose awfulmidterms is actu- Adrenaline is responsible for the inally in your best interest if you plan to crease in heart rate and energy and thts mechanism is necessarpin physically continue your university degrce. But the stress which creates the threatening situations, such as an atovcnvhelmedand frustrated feelings, tackofa fue-breathlng10-foot dragon. While adrenaline is flooding your so well-known to many students, is duc toa build-up of hormones which body, cortisolfrom thepituitarygland are intended for our evolutionary is also being emitted. This hormone "fight or flight" response. Thts sur- ensures that your high bloodpressure vival mechanismprovides our bodies and sugarlevelsare maintained,gimng with a multitude of responses: in- you the necessary burst of cncrgy to Katherine StJames IMPRINTSTAFF
flght or flee - and it can be main tamed until the danger has subsided. In terms of behavioural response, whcn stress occurs,neurotransmitters calledcatecholaminesarerelcascd.They
tell the hippocampus to store this emotionally-strong esperience into long-term memory to be able to respond morc quickly m the future. neurotransmitters alsoinhibit functions in thc front areas of your brain those correspondmg to short-term memory, concentration, inhibition and rational thought. Other areas that are notnecessary to immediate survival - such as digestion and sexual interest are turned off, which is a symptom of excessive stress While thts wouldallowyou to respond more quickly to the dragon, it mpcdes your abiLty to handle complicated social
andintellectual tasks. This brings us back to midterms. Khen the threatening situationisover for alongperiod of time, a fcwwceks ormore,theescesscortisolandadrenaline in pour body begin to take their tollonyour bodyand
glucose, such as major areas of the brain. Your immune system is also suprcsscdinorder togire blood to the rest of your body and can lead to a greater susceptibiht~. to discasc or infection. The inability to rcascm and learn at your masimum capacity impedes your capability to do well m test-talng. In the past, our sun-ival mechanismswere of morc use to us in physically threatening situations. In today's psychologicallythreatening world, you must find time for relaxation xnd stress rclicf to lower the levelsof dangerous hormones in your RAN body. Take another look at meditation, yoga, deep breathineexercises. tallunpto " aprofessionalor any other qtresq release that works for you during midterm\ and exams
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Recent lawsuits against fast food companies may seem pretty sdy, but new evidence suggests that fat and sugarsmay belnologicallyaddictivein the way that cigarettes are addictive, gi~mglaw~ers new hopes agamst the fast food giants. Scientists found that eatmg foods excessively high in fats and sugar can causechangesinthe brau~Muchofthe body's appetite and body weight are controlledbyhormones, suchas leptin, that are secreted by fat ceUs and are
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I Iighly classified information re leased by the US Department of Fnergy has revealed information about the existence ofpremously unkfiown radioactive contamination Between 1942 and 1992 the U S and B n t m detonated 828 nuclear bombs hundreds of metres underground in the deserts of Nevada According to the data, 43 different isotopes were released with half-lives of more than 10years and were emitting 4 89 m h o n terabecquerels of radiation- about half the amount of radiationreleasedbyChernobylaccident in 1986 In 5OOyears,therewtllstdlbe 8,490 terabecquerels of radiation rcm-g, mostly from plutonium. Unexpectedground water test results revealed that over 30 years, groundwater contaminatedwithplutomum has moved 1 3 kilometres through rocks Many farmers who depend ongroundwaterfor their crops
and livestock worry that their groundwater will become contaminated. However,thus far, contan&tion has not spreadbeyond the testing site. Yummy dioxins
A bactena that digests dioxins has Gfiallybeenisolated Dehalococccndes, which originatedin Germany,may be a biological solutson to cleaning up sites contammated with dioxins Dioxins are highly toxic and persistentbyproducts ofplasticmanufactumg, maneration and paper bleaching Current remediation ~nvolves bunungthemathtgh temperaturesor exposing them to ultrav~oletlight, which is inconvenient for large sites. The stram, isolated by D r Bunge ofthe Umvesity oMde-W~ttenberg Germany,may seemlikean ideal bug, but culttvatingittomake it effectivein c l e m g u p sitesmaybe difficult The by products of the bug are also toxic, but can be easilycleaned up
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Reducing the shock of electricity prices Hingman Leung IMPRINT STAFF
Basic human needs,as arranged by psychologist Abraham Maslow, include food, water, shelter and safety In today's tune, what helps us satisfy these basic needs? Cooking food uses mrious appliances in the safety of our homes Steamy showers also satisfy our need for personal hy gene InCanada, our homes shelter us fromthe blistering cold ofwmter,and the swelteringheat of summer-andwhat doall these thlngs have in common? Electricity This is where we canmake a difference The Untversity of VJaterloo is already one of the leadinguniversities in Canada in alternativeen ergy sources research Several of our buildings utilize solar panels in addition to traditional energy sources Wc are also in partnership with thelocal solarenpeeringcompany ARISETechnologym researchmgandpromoting the use of solar power Dcspite the aforementioned facts, thcrc are sttllmanyaspectsofthemversttythatactagarnst ensuring a future with affordable and sustamable energy &Ianyof the rcsrdences on campus, Village I, RFV and UK Place, for example,are very old I ~ g h tm s the hallways are rarely turned off and students have the freedom to take as many showers for as long as they like Little a seems toanmdividual, but computers andltghts left oncollectlvelybecomealargewaste ofenergy To bring this issue closer to home, utilities (includinghydro, heatingandwater)makc up 13 percent of the total evpcnses budgeted by hous ingand residences for the 2003/2004 year This is the fourth highest in expenses, under capital debt retirement as the highest at 21 6 per cent, cleaning scmces, and university maintenance Other expensc5include a h s t r a t i o n , maintenance and repairs, telecommumcatlonsand residence life as the lowest at 4 2 per cent By collectivelyconservmgenergymresidences, students can definitely reduce the cost of living there Although housingmd residences reported a 6 4per cent decrease of expenses allocatedfor utilities between last year and this year, total expenses still experiencedan mcrease of 6 9 per cent. Of all of the expensesthat experiencedan mcrease,maintenance and repairs had the most, ata51.7percentincrease fromlastyear Most of this is causedby the cost ofupkeep andsuppresstng further deterioration of old residences factors that cannot be controlled by students What can be controlled, however, is the
amount ofenergpeuse Due tomflat~on,itmay not be obvious, but by further decreasingelectric consurhption, students can reduce the cost of on campus residence m the long run. It is a known fact that most students are in need of money,why not save ourselves some funds for other, more mportant things? Further, this would help the whole of Ontaao m the goal of o b t a w a sustainable energy source, both cconomcallp and environmcntally. Ernie Eves'government's new leplation to lower hydro bills is an attempt to encourage the federalgovernment to reduce the GST for electricity.The legtslation,passedmDecemberoflast year, focuses on reducing hydro costs for famtlies, small businesses and farmers. In August 2002,clectricitycost CanacLansanaverageof 6 9 centsper kdowatt-houras compared to 3 0 cents perkdowatt hour mMay Thc averagewholesale price for power in Ontanowas calculatedtobe 5 1 cents at the end of Novembcr The new lcgislation governs a freeze in the price of electncityat4 3 cents per kilowatt untilat least 2006 and a rctroactir e refund for f a d e s and small businesses who paid more than that prior to the passing of the bdl rhegovernment's primary goal, however, is not for short-term mitigation, but a long term solution for On-
a better and more sustainable energy source becomes more practical They hope to do so by developmgalternativeenergy sources,promoting energy consemation and supporting clean energyproducaon FIowever, some people do not understand this. Seeing that energyprices have been fixcd, they see it as a "freebie "Paymglessfor electricity does not mcan that it is in infmte supply In fact, at the rate we are gomg, we might cause a huge hike in demand and a drastic drop in supply, causingmoregovernmentaldebts And ifit runs out before our government can find a more rehble sourceofenergy,after2006, energyprices wdl be astronomical. The key idea in the Eves legislation is long term developmentofaltema~veenergy sources, this idea, however,gets lost in the media frenry The media focuses too much on the short-term p m c fix of cncrgy,d~sal)l~ngpet ~plrfrom corrclatingbcn\wn conscn7auunofenerm and future prices hleung@~mpr~nt.uwaterloo.ca
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Mains swims to gold Adam McGuire IMPRINTSTAFF
LX's Matt Mains once againprbrcd why he is considered one of Canada's best young swimmers, as the Iiitchener natire~vontwo p l d medals and one silver medal at the CIS championships m Victoria, B.C., last meekmd. Mains, who captured four gold medals in last month's O V A champi~nships,topped the podium in both the 1O0m breaststroke and the 200m hreaststroke/brasse at the national championships. Mains also won a silwr mcdal m the 5Om breaststroke,. thus completingone of the most succcsshlweekcndq forahrriors athletics in recent memoly-. 'l'he soft-spokenhlains had modest goals for the national meet, but he admitted that h t was anuious to succeed 'Youreally ]ust have to try and go for your best time," he said "But you never race for secondplace " Mains began the meet in style, as he won his first gold mcdal m the 100m breaststrokc on Friday with a time of 1:01:52. Mains said that his firstvictoryofthe meetwvasnotwithout its adversity. "Off the start, my right goggle filled up and I couldn't see anything for the first 50 metres," said Mains "At the [half way] turn, I could see everyone agam and I was still with them " Once Mains could see agam, he buried the rest of the field and notched his first gold of the Canadianchampionshtps bmshmgm sec ond, almost a half-secoiid behind Mains, was Gerard IIunter o f Lethbridge UBC's Matthew Huang took home bronze. Mains continued his outstanding performance in Saturday's 200m triumph, as the crab swimmer held bacLunti1hc was poised to strike "In the last 25 metres, Iwas really strong," he said " 1he second half of the race is \\here you want to tahe control " hlains did exactl) that, as he em-el
oped the field and claimed victory by a whopping margin of .78 seconds. Claiming silrcrmas Montreal's Michel Boulianne, while IIuang won bronre M a i n s wrapped up his weekend with a silver medal in the 50m breast s t r o k e Boulianne took the gold, posting a time of 28.68 seconds and edging o u t Mams by .09 seconds. H u a n g rounded out the podium Waterloo was well representedat last weekend's with bronze medal CIS swimming championships. of this parthose teams "As furlong termgoal! ticular meet. Is Once a@in ev' Mains' performance also earned dent "I like to takc things one seasol team for a spot on the at a time," he said this summer's World University (Lmes in '1 acgu, I<orca. I Io\vc.vcr, \lains has sonic Iniportflnt busmess t o :ittend t o th.1~mtght aifcct hi el~eil)ilrn~ for the \Y orld I-nivcrw\ OUA s w m g championGames Mains intends to take part in ships:January 31-February2 time tnals for both the Canadian World Championship tcam and the Individual results: Canadian Pan-Amencangames team before he leaves for Korea If he is Men's 1OOm breaststroke successful m one or both of those First place: Matt Mains, trials, he will be ineligible for the 1:02.64 university games Despite the conflict in his future, Men's 200m breaststroke h h \ ' s h o a termgoals are clear "I'd First place: Matt Mains, like to make one of thvae teams," he 215.89 said "I'll lust try to perform well at "
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UW track and field springs into action the top 10 ilationally.lose "Nachos" Camalho had an impressire personal best performance in the 6OUm fmishing s~xthamong a strong .\merican After twoweeks of hard training and field. Cai~dho'stime of 1:22.25n<m7 no competitions, the L'\\;- track and fieldteam competed at the Sill-erston putsluminthcilatitmaltop l U rankings. Invitationalin ;InnArbor, Michigan. Co-captam Adnan Blair had a strong The track meet sentdasatunc-up for meetw~thalifetiinepersonal best in he the OC'AcI~ampionshipsnest~\i-eekat 200m sprin~and a season's best it1the (,Om spritlt. Blair also ranthe fastest leg York UII~T-ersity. On the women's side, Daniella of the 4sUlOm relay tcam which fmished fourth, despite Carrington improved upon her number one national ranlung b\ low section I he ering her time in thc 60m sprint to 7 58 seconds Carrington won members mere the 6Om sprint as well as the 200m sprint I hewomen's team\Tas filledwith evcelleiitper formanccs including man) personal bests Jill Patterson had a strongperformance Marklewicz and Paul m the mile finishing sixth Also finishtrig . sixth was Nicole Jenhns in the high lump Kim Neumayer and Gina best Shanc Jackson kesth had a both had strong competi personal tion with excellent bests for races m the 60m and 200m sprints while this seasonm the 800m, r u m n g 2 18 64and adding a strong relay leg at the end of the day In the 1,000m race, Mike 2 24 60respectively Neumayer's time was good enough for sixth place m the L o p e ran a personal best of 8 45. Thiswcck the tcamwill be preparcompetition Leanne Stanley,MayOng and Melissa Morin all had personal ing for the OUA championships at bests in the shot put wlth throws of York University. 10 20 metres, 9 50 metres, and 9 29 metres, respecrnely Tiffany Tam
things started with fifth and sixth place finishes in the 60m sprint and the lump Browile's tline the 60m sprint equalled hts best perform
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Stars fail to align for playoff drive Single point keeps Warrior men out of basketball post-season up m a tie at the conclusion of their seasonwith Lakehead. For the tiebreaker, the OUA first considered the head to head matchup beiween 1,astweekthepiecesoftheWarnors'playoffdnve the teams m question (they split thelr season series 1-1).Next, they went to the point spread puzzle needed to fall m place, if the men's basketban team's run m 2003 was gomg to pay between the two teams in the two games they dividends The UW men spht their final two playedagamst each other. The resultwas a onegames of the season last week, losing 73-83 to pomt advantage for Lakehead,which barred the M~MasterlastXJednesda~ andwtiuung82 67at Warnors from entenng the playoffs "This 1s the closest [playoff race] that I can the PAC on Saturday Meanwhde, Lakehead, whchneeded tolose twogames forthe Warriors remember," commented Ceswetter. 'We liked tomake theplayoffs, spht their two game series our chances going into the playoffs and we withBrock Also,Laurterwonthe~6nalgamcof h s h e d very, very strong." l i m e ran out for his the seasonlastSaturdaya p s t Guelph to crush team after they had aremarkable turnaroundm 2003 when they produccdan 8-4 record. the Wamors' playoff hopes. In their game m H d t o n last Wednesday, With a 2-8-0 record prior to Christmas, the Warnors men's basketball teamwas forcedinto the Wamors took on the CIS seventh ranked a difficult spot if they were gomg to gain entry Marauders.The Warriorswere strong out ofthe mtotheplayoffs Althoughtheylostsixwtnnable gate, grabbing a 12-4 lead, but McMaster had a games &the first half of the season where they different plan, waking up to score 11points m gave up their leads m the dymg seconds of their under two minutes to capture the lead, 15-12. games, the relativelyyoungteam refused to pack However,the UWmen, hoping for an opponent whowas complacentwithaplayoff spot already it in and scrap their season. With the last weekof regular season rematn- locked up, inamtamed their composure to mke an tmpressive l4pomt lead. ing;coach Tom Kieswetter knew that his team By themannermwhichtheywereplaymglackwas goingto have towm both of thm remauung games ifhis playerswere gomg to have a chance lustre defence, the Marauders looked like they leswetter had to weregoingto accept theirrole andlet the desperfor a date with the playoffs. - . hope that his team wouldendup on the positive ate Warriorslull them to sleep,but they woke up end ofa five-waytie thatwas apossible outcome with five minutes left m the first half With the of last week's action if some games had certain end of the half a r r i q t h e Wmorswereclmgmg to a 48-45 lead. results. With 7:20 remammg, the score was deadUnfortunately for the UW men, they ended Rod McLachlan IMPRINTSTAFF
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UWs Jarman Graham launches a shot against Windsor earlier this season. lockedat68andKiewetter~dedatuneoutto~i~Kieswetterhigh hopes that next t ear canonly be better. This couldbeaLkelypossi~~w&every some h a l instructions.However,Mac &shed .strongly by outscomg UW 15-5 m the final player onthe current roster stdhavingtwo years minutes ofthegame.The McMasterteampulled of eltgibility left Throughout the whole game the K'amor away in the h a l sur minutes of the game to earn an 83-73 victory and put up a roadblock m the men displayed superior shooting and passing men'splayoff run.DaveM~nkleyledthewa~ for This was the kind of actlon that fans have seen the Warnors, fimshmg with a game-high 25 brief glimpses of all season long, but last Saturpomts, while Graham Jarman contributed 18 day it hally all came together at once for them Mike Sovran fiishedwith21 pomts, 10 boards points and rookie Mchael Davis tallied 13. Saturdayproved to be the one of the Warn- and Graham Jarman added 15 p n t s and six ors'best games of the seasonaswellas their last. helpers. Rookie forward Davis tookcharge for the Warrrnclachlan@irnprint.uwaterloo.ca riors with 22 points and five rebounds, givmg
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Playoff run comes to an end
Time for Swedish stars to shine
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OnFriday, the\X1arnorshad their two game winning streak come to an end St Cathmes was the site of thc defeat at the hands of the Windsor Lancers. of the LVarriors women's basketball However, down 4-1 in the third, the Warriors refused to give up and with team by the BrockBadgers in quartcr fmalplay 0nWednesday~~ebruaryl9 goaltcndcrBcthany Stuartonthcbcnch The Badgers tookcontrol of the game for the h a 1 230 of the match, the the Lancin the first half with a shooting per- KJar~orsagatfiovenvhelmed ers in their end. With 46 seconds left centageof 62.1percent,includi~lgs k for-eight Eom three-pointrange. The in the thud, captain Lindsay Wood KJarriorscontinuedto fight,however tallied an improbablemarker to make they were smothered by their smooth it 4-2. Despite chanccs in the dwinshooting opponent At the half they dling secondsofthegame the Lancers' goalie preserved the win. The Warrided49-31. Inthe finalhalf,Brcckmledenough ors lost a battle despite outshooting critical shots to hang onto a 14point and mostly outplaying their oppowin, 72-58. However, the second half nents. The Warriors wrapped up their did feature a number of notable rallies by the Warrior women. These ?urges inaugural season with a 3-2 win over allowed Waterloo put a dent m the the rival Western Mustangs on Saturshootmg category of Brock, yet the dayin London. b e Bell's powerplay point margin was too large. Compet- goal with 3:15 remaining in the game ingin her last game as a Warrior, Casie brokea2-2 tie aftertheVCJarriors&ed Kergan scored lOpoints,pulleddown back from a prior two goal deficit. WaterloogoaltenderBethanyStuart five boards and had four steals.Thlrdyear forwardJulie Devenny racked up made the save of the game; with less 16points and had six boards for UW. thanaminute toplay,Stuartrecovered As anaddedbonus to agreatseason and made a beautiful butterfly save, the women's team received the news preserving the win. mclac~@Imprintuwaterloo.ca prior to game time that rookie guard,
TOP CORNER HOCKEY Looking ahead to the 2004 World Cup, the nation that will be most interesting to watch and the team that has a very good chance to win it all is Sweden. The Swedsh team, as you no doubt recall, fell inexplicably to hockey minnows Bclarus in the quarter-finalsof the 2002 Olympics, when a hard-lucked Tommy Salo let in the infamous goal off the top of his helmet. The humiliated Swedish playerswere subsequently ferociously and uniustk ripped by the ~wedlshme&a and ridiculed' throughout the hockey world The saddest part of the Swedish Olympians' suffering is that their
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superb play in the whole tournament was forgotten and completely overshadowed by a single unfortu-
I Iedberg, and the Swedes are a sohd team from front to back. However, the pressing issue with
eventual heroic championsCanada by 5-2, dusted off defendmg champions Czech Republic 2-1, and demolished Germany 7-1. Sweden was the best team but they were cursed in thelr terr~blycruel fate. Make no mistake, this is the golden era of Swedish hockey. Arguably, the three most dominating players in the game arc Swcdish: Peter E'orsberg,NicklasLidstrom, and Markus Naslund. Throw in superstars Mats Sundm and Darnel Alfredsson and no other country can match the star power of the Swedes Add to the mlx solid players &e Wchael Nylander, &el Renberg, Tomas Holmstrom, NiWas Sundstrom, Kenny Jonsson, Matthias Ohlund, Marcus Ragnarsson, Tommy Sale, Johan
players are all aged 29-33. Unlike the rest ofthe hockey powers, there is an obvmus lack of high-calibre young players from Sweden. ' l h s void of young talent is particularly evident at recent Under-20\Yorld Junior Championships, where Sweden finished 8th, 6th 4th, 5th in the last four years. The only promising players left are Henrtk and Daniel Scdin, Kristian Huselius, Henrtk Zetterberg, Marcus Nilson, Fredrik Sjostrom and Kobert Nilson. 'l'he aging stars of the Swedish team must perform well at the 2004 World Cup. The time to win is now, because the void of young talentwillleaveSwedishhockey glory hard to come by in years to come
Individual results Men's 200m breaststroke Gold: Matt Mms, Waterloo Warriors, 2:12.28 Men's 100m breaststroke Gold: Matt Mains, Waterloo Warriors, 1:01.52 Men's 50m breaststroke Gold: Mchel Boulianne, Carabins de Montri-al,28.68
Silver: Matt Mains, Waterloo Warriors,28.77 Women's basketball
OUA quarter f i l s Brock72, Warriors 58 Men's basketball
McMaster 83,LVarnors 77 Warriors 54,Brock70
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Scott Tournament of Hearts standings
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Team Canada skip Colleen Jones celebrates her victory at theScott Tournament of Hearts last weekend, as her team defeated the Newfoundland and Labrador squad in an extra-end thriller by a score of 9-7. The championship was Jones's fifth national title, and her third consecutive. Kitchener-Waterloo played host to the week-long event, which concluded this past Sunday.
Tones secures fifth career championship Robert Schmidt
KAL TO IMPRINT Colleen Jones skipped Team Canada's rink to a third win m a row this Sunday,I.ebruary23attheScottTour nament of Hearts at the Kttchener auditorium Herwm over Newfound land was her fifth career champions h q This year'5 wm marked records for consecuti~e wms and totalwms at the Scott whtch is the national women's curling championshtp Jones will advance to the Ford Ubrld Curling Championship that will be held m A p d m Winnipeg Anne Dunn from Cambridge slupped the Ontano rink Her presence helped reach andexceed the r e v enue targets for the host committee Many her abtlity to compete at the Scott srnce she is a senior champion (all her team members are older than 50) She fmished lust one game short of maktng the playoffs Crowd attention all week was on SuzanneGaudet,the 21 year old sky from P I2 I Two-tme nationallutllor champion and her fust year out of junior eligibility, she astomshed the crowd by fin~shingthe round robm on top with only one 1055 to Canada 1he crowd cheered for her to upsct Jones's nnk, but despite beatmgJones earlier thrs ycar at the Canada ( up of Curling sbenas unable to wm Jones who clearlj had winning momcntum pla~ring87percmt mthat game\ ersus Gaudet's 62 \\'hde P E I outscorcd Team Canada o~crall, the game camc d m n to last rock iuzannc Gaudet (pron(mnccd (hodic), rs busmc\s smdcnt ar
Umvers~tyofP E 1Hersecond,Robjn MacPhee is also a student at UPCI studyingscience Both said thatworkmgcurlingmtotheir school schedules wasn't too much of a problem MacPhec noted, 'You need good friends though,tohelp youget caught up,andgoodprofessors Theprofessors are pretty lcment with me " She also reduced her course-load by takmg two courses d u m g the summer so she could focus on four courses each term. \When asked if they were a hit mtimidated playing older teams, MacPhee said,'%'e havealwaysplayed the ladies'tearns m the club sowe were ready [Veplayedmcash-spiel5 [tournaments] last year against them and we did pretty good." Another advantage is the sve of their province. The provincial playdowns are oneweekend compared to Ontario where you play a zone and regional play-down (eachaweekend) bef~repla~mgaweek-longprovlncial tournament similar m format to the Scott. Early m the week the media featured Gaudetwith stones about how she doesn't say muchonor offtheice. Certainly talkmg to five to 10 tape rccordersattheendof everygame can be a bit of a change for a new skip at the Scott.Near the end ofthe week she improved o ~ e her r single word answers and seemed a bit more relaxed when tallwg to the pfess. Overall the Scott Tournament of
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UW9sstudent production defies tradition Andrea Kerswill
The cast of Lack Of uses colours found m Barbie and G I Joe books They have the o p p o ~ t to y pick the colours theylike (magenta,pmk, navy blue or sparkle gold) What directors Ariel Bourbonnais and Celeste Dickson call group collaboratton (or what I call colounng books), throws the opcmng of h s new play into a categoryallitsown It allows theactors to creatc some of the scnpt through improvisation Dicksonexphned that her metaphor is suitable to those col ounngbooks we all fovcd to colour m whtlc bored at Grandma's house 'We drew the o u t h e of something and they (the cast) just coloured it m " In October, Bourbonnais and Dickson sat tn IX'illiarns Coffee Pub and came up with the idea to wnte a student production These secondyear drama majors have been putting muchof their tune andeffort over the past five months into thc creation of this play. Stemmtng from the lack of availableparts m the U\Y' drama pro-
ductions and wanting to do more than publicity or set painting for the departmentproducttons,theydecided to venture out on their own and test their abhties m the dxecting realm Starting with a few monologues, themes and ideas, Bourbonna~sand Dicksondendedto wilte a play centred on a group of uversity students With the focus on fanuliar territory they qutcklywroteabout 60percentof the scr~ptTheywere aware that giving their cast a chance to invent some of the scriptwouldprove to be an inter cstmg feat In December Bourbonnais and Dickson posted yellow audition ads around UlVand itwas at this time that Dickson began to worry "I was nenous that we wouldn't get anyonc, I mean that was the first thing to get through Youhave allofthese hurdles to get over because wc wcrc worried that no one would come to the audl tions " Thea concerns proved to be unnesessary as they had a great turnout By earlyJanuary,the cast had been set With the support of the drama
department,the showwentindependent, choosing a non-traditional performance space located m Conrad Grebel's great hall To complcment this choice, the scnpt has avery nont r a d i t ~ o dvoice lack Oftraces the lives of five university students all mtssmg somethmg m their ltves For some it is love and for others it is an undcrstandmg of themselves Thc scnpt also uttlizes five other characters called "swingers " These swingers (not what you are assumng tn the sewal sense) play many parts w ~ t the h play and are dehtelplarge focus Theyact as thcmatncharacters' conscienceand play wpporting roles as needed The interestmg nature of the swingers allows the audience to receive a different perspective on the mamcharacters'lwes The use of metaphors, or representation is m large part what holds theplay together Charactersarevisually mechamcal as they sit mclass, shft their elbows andclick their pens One lover ties up another to represent the binds in their relationship Thevisual effectiveness ofhsplay proves to be
mterestmg, as it requres physical ac tion by all of the actors It lets its audience understand emotion through visual s t u n d The subject matter of the play is easily understood and deals with issues closelyrelated to students Many of the cast members stem fromdiffer ent faculties, which offers the scnpt umqueness particular to its collaboration One cast member, Phil Wang (a swmger) took out his Arttficlallntelhgence tcxtbook from his engmeemg class and read the group a passage fdedwithmteresttngdtgmandstrange words,while another,DavidFuhrman (hdle), let everyone know that his involvementwith the playhascaused - . htm to switch his major fromphysics to drama. The uniqueness of the cast complemented with the creativity of the
playwddehtelyprove tobeinteresting. Bourbonnais and Dickson are excitedtoseetheir creationcometolife - and the rewards are intrinsic. As Bourbonnais put it, "The best part is being in the fmal phase and actually seeing it all come together." And as such, alackof opportunityhas built a foundation for creativity.
Live Of plays M a r c h 1 a t 2 p.m. a n d 8 p.m. in t h e Of Conrad great University College. Tickets are $5 at t h e door.
On University My body is a beach of coffee grmds The filter is my towel Exposed to the heat, I bum my tongue. Drops of bohng knowledge soak through holdtng back anything substantial. My thoughts come out lookmg l~kctar. I spilt an idea on the floor. I've stained the ga&ents of my professor. He says, "Please esplam what you mean," with his mouth slightly open, waiting for a sip The thoughts seem clear, but the mtu wasn't right I put too much coffee m my filter last night I tell h m to wait one moment, while I thmk I've lost my perfect idea, I've poured it down the sink. -Don Lodger Don Lotkerz~cumentb zn 4 A Engh~hLteratnrc. Hepbn~to moue to HoLand next yearandwork on aj&n@rhugran(Ifather. Ifyou're znfere~tedm readzng more OfIadgerIr work, end an e-mazfto arts@z~nnt.u~~~aterfoo.~a
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Music, murder and all that jazz Chicago turns an excellent musical into an excellent movie Rouzbeh Noori SPECIAL TO IMPRINT
Movie musicals are back and with a vengeance!And those non believers who dismissed the success oflastyear's M o z h tbzge as a one time deal and luck are now proven wrong by the even greater success of Chicago, the new, more traditional movie musical based on the popular Broadway show of the same name Nominated for 13Oscars (in fact, itis the most nominatedmovie of the year), Chzcago 1s a bornbaatic power house of seductive jazz music, beautifully choreographeddance routmes, great acting, superblypaceddirecting and a witty and well written adaptation of the Broadway play Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renee Zellweger star as Velma and Roxie, two equally fame-hungry murder esses, who find their only hope in a greasy-haired,tap-dancing,charming
and overly-slick lawyer named Billy Flynn, played masterfullyby Rtchard Gere Queen Latifah supports as Momma Morton, the "mother hen" of the murderer's row where Velma and Roxle are held, andJohnC Rdey plays Amos, Roxie's naive and kindhearted husband Bothare deservedy nominated for Oscars and soareJones and Lellweger The movie is very faithful to Bob Fosse'\o~al1975productionwithout making it feel like a strught-offthe-stage film The only major change is that here, the songs are mostly presentedas Rome's dreams or thoughts, which in my opinion is a good move morder to not make the audience feel like the story is being interrupted by the songs RobMarshaldoes a n a h rable ]obon hi? directoriddebut He manages to keep the pace steady throughout the movie, so it's easy to maintainmterest for the lengthofthe movie.He also creates the perfect bal-
ance between the story line and the songs. As a result you will not be sitting through the story h e waiting forthe next song orwaiting for a song to fimsh to get back to the story C htcago comes as a surprise showcase of talent for its actors Who kncw Richard Gerewassuchmaccompkshed tap dancer, orwho would've guessed CathermeZeta Jones coulddomultiple cart-wheels soeffortlessly>All the actors and actt'esses in the movie did their own singingand dancingand the result is no* short of mapficent Whether it's Rob Marshal's mastertouchm directing, Bill Condon's constantly funny andentcrtamgscreen play, the irresisttble jazz music, or Catherine Zeta Jones'dekciously confident performance, Chzcagois sure to razzle-dazzle you from the beginmg to the end, like it did the academy members Some might argue that it all has been done before Yes, but rarely with suchprecisionandhlghproduc tion values The movie starts with the promse song, "All ThatJazz," anda delivers all that jazz and then some.
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playmate Ieaws nothing to the miagnatmn. ( )ur relatlonshlp t o suund has bccn altcrcd, maybe even cheapened.Many people seem unable to actually Iistcn wthout there being avisualmterpreter. Our own imaginative dance with
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D o you remember that top 40 hit ? MTV crashed onto cable and radio no lonpr lead the way. It hung onto newly formed video icons like grappling audio paparazzi. Eye candy fed the music mdustry's cravings for stardom and profits Radio was now lust another hanger on. Commercial radio certainlyhas lost as luster It has been taken over by large monopolies -moneygrubbing companies. Commercial rado often seems to simply be one large advemsement managing to barely fit some music into as busy schedule Stations change their formats in this postmodern technologicalage like some of us change our socks. They simply offer a flavour of the week or the same golden oldies over and over again on a computenzed rotation to sell the most soft drinks, or cars, or whatever is the hot commodity at the time, including the latest video star Did video kill the radio star> Some would argue that it simply enhanced and diversified the expressivenessof musicians Some would challenge that assumption by highlighting the stardom formula which has to include the video to take aperformer and her musicians and writers to the top I would have to agree that the mystcnes of music have been splayed before us m much the same way a penthouse
"Commercial rqdio certainly had lost its luster ... managing to barely fit some music into its busy schedule." the melody of a good song is circumvented by the video long before we are able to develop our own subjective relationship to the lyncs Themasterpiecepaintedon thi canvas of our individual imagdtions through the ear drum is, m many instances, transformed mto a starving artist's literal translation of a seagull flying over the sunset of anall too f d a r generic seascape. Pop music has become a videoHallmark card. But there m hope. Some people leave their couches andmake their way to a live show every now and agam And yes, every time we turn on that Walkman, we in a sense create our own internal video without the camera And of cource the experience of community radio does seem to be free of the borg hlre assirnilatton of video. So video didn't exactly kill the radio star But he did send her
underground and independent of major record labels He did wound thecommercial statios who is simply impotent compared with such innovatton from the wsual spectrum But he wasn't able to penetrate independent radio. Places like CKMS still thnve on the imaginative spirit of sound without a video screen This is where it's s d all about the music.
Heather Majazy is station manager at CKMS FM. She is a61gys interested in getting listenerfeedback. You can call her at 886-2567 or e-mail her at airhea@zmp~nt.z~~iater/oo.cd
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Rock Hudson sells AIDS, 1985 deficiency syndromeand died the very next year, society got one of its very first tokenvictuns. Other famous actors such as ChristopherReeve and MichaelJ. Fox have become tokenvict~msfor paralysis and Parkinson's disease, respectnrely.Why do we care so much? It helps if the affliction is dehabili&ting and the former state of the celebrity desirable.Thatway, we can make poignant and worried before and after comparisons, not to mention watching people struggle with personal defeat. Hudson, once Hollywood's robust icon of sex and fame, became thin and fragile.Towards the end he was merely a shadow of
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In 1985, North America woke up the AIDS cnsis due to the death of one man. Although thousands had already died from the mysrenous disease, there were many misperceptions about causes, nsks and treatments. When Rock Hudson publicly announced that he was suffermg from the m u n e
&e man his audience believed he once was. His public announcement m 1984gave a face to AIDS MichaelJ Fox, a man we all grew up laughing with on Family Ties and cheering on m Back to the Future, became suddenlythe face of Parkinson's. Society just ate it up. Oh how we loved to see our fallen hero struggle through the tremors and slurred speech. Reeve, once youthfulandvinle as Superman,was hurt m a horseback ndingaccidentand paralyzed from the neck down. I've actuallyheard someone say, "he'll never fly again " Certady h s experience is tragic, but no more so than any other nontoken victim It's easy to ignore a problcm
until someone ' b e know" expenences it fnends, family members, co-workers With avictun so close, it's almost imposs~bleto ignore the issue any longer In away, celebmes are the closest fnends we'll ever have What happenswhen a celebrity becomes a token victun? People start to care People start toworry People start & d i n g about their own mortality When our idols become victims,we realize that they are lust as vulnerable as the rest of us and our illusion of safety is broken Fear, guilt and kmdness are dispensed with a quick and easy donation In fact, having a famous person afflictedwith a disease is one of the
best thmgs that can happen to an illness support group Not only does celeb* raise awareness,it actually prompts people to be more concerned and more generous And why shoulddt they use token victims to their advantage?The money to fund care and cure is at stake. Put Superman m a wheelchair and suddenly their 30 seconds of adveaisingspacestrikes a chord with their audience. If these token victimsare like television spokespeople,they're selling us comfort for the low low pnce of goodwill towards men Let's start giving that out for free.
World's most expensive screen saver made of circuitry)At one point shiny spinning Is and 0s cascade across the frame News toRegio computers are not really about 1s and 0s It doesn't help that in interviews the creator says things like "all tools have intrinsicpolitics and technology is the tool of now," and when asked to explain h s film he indulges m the sort of it-is-whatexrer-you-wmtit tobe nonsense that is a refram m the interviews ofBntney SpearsandRicky Marttn "I'm not interested m havmg an unmistakable message because d everymegotit, that actitselfwould be fascistic," he says Ifachallengeto your21stcentury, technophile consumenstsensilnlities is what you want, go read Naom Klem Reggio has said that he made it a film because "Our language can't even begm to expresswhat's happening [in our world] " The result suggests that pretentious, non-narrative digitallyprocessed art films might be evenmoreuseless.He's lust made the world's most expensivescreensaver
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Naqoyqatsi, the third film of director Godfrey Rewo's Koyaanisqatst tmlogy,openswitha startlinglytirtestatement A slow pan past the CGI enhancedmcantarchesof PteterBruegel's The Tower of Babel morphs into a ,pan of the windows of a burnt out abandoned railway station Technology is folly Sadly, this turns out to be one of the cleverer ideas in Naqqqatsi, a film that defies Hollywood convention while m g straight into the arms of social commentary-collage-film convenbon. It even has that atom Dolly the sheep in one of Reggio's digitally "tortured" images. bomb test footage for pete's sake! And goose-stepping Nazis! Ifyoushut offyourbrainthe h, 89 minutes of wordless imagery, almost works as a tnp, particularly with its haunting, doom-laden soundtrack by Philip Glass. Many of the d~gitally altered."tortured" c h ~arearresting, s at least the first few tunes the effectts used, andit does score some (incred tbly cheap) hits by hgenng on the ultra-saturated colours and bi7arrely fake emotionsof T V a d ~ e ~ e m e n t s 8ut the sophomoricpolemical intenWaterloo Off-Campus ' ttons keep forcing thelr way through Housing and theyare of adunderheadednessto make themost stonedanddreadlocked 400 Albert Street, Waterloo, ON, N2L 3V3 ; Tel. (519) 747-7276 ; protestcrat anmti globaltzatmnrally
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