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Harvey's rejects Feds' Ground Zero proposal Ground Zero wdllikelyre-open for fall term Kimberly Mackhan

Last term, members of the Feds eaecut n e rejected a proposal from Food Servlces to replace Ground Zero mlth a 24-hour Tlm Hortons The umverslb made the proposal because~tscontract with Tlm Hortons 1s up for renewal and lt needs to set up a bakery. Tlm Donut L~mlted,theTlm Hortons'parent companv, may not renew UKns franchse agreement ~fthe bakery IS not bullt and could w~thdraw~ t scoffee shops from the campus. The Feds execuuve, however, rejected the proposal because they wanted to put a Subway and Hanrev's franchise in the Ground Zero space The Food Serv~ces'proposalstated that they would pa! standard rental cost for the space and would annually remx to Feds the grcater of $20,000 or a percentage of sale?on a Admg s c ~ l e If sales exceededsl tdon,Fedswould recell e 5per cent of gross sales. If sales exceeded $1,200,000 then the scale wouldlncrease to Gpercentofnet sales. Food Sci-clces had planned to make

extensive use of students, on a parttime basis and were also willing to employ any students that would be displaced by the closure of Ground Zero. This 24-hour Tim Horton's would have offered soups, sandwiches and bagels that do not exist at other on-campus outlets.

''We have no committed plans [for Ground Zero]." -David Capper

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Food Sewlces projcctcd that the carhest t h \ \tort could hauc been opened~nthe Ground Zero space was J a m a n 1,2004.Xfterthree years, Food Senxes had planned to evaluate any agreements made wlth Feds to ensure that the needs ofeach partywere belng met

"Last year [the Feds] board passed a decision to have a joint SubwayHarvey's venture," said D a ~ i Capper, d Feds VP administration and finance. OnJuly25, Capper received a letter from Harvey's stating that the Feds' application for a franchise had been turned down. Capper's last contact with Subwayindcated that it was likely that the Feds' would be offered a Subways franchise although the proposal still had to be approved by Subway's operations manager. Capper also indicated that ~ o o d Services had also applied for a Subways franchse and that their proposal would also likely be approved. If the Feds are approved for a franchise, the decision would still hare to go through the Feds executive and the board before finalizing plans. "We have other ideas floating around," said Capper. "We have no committed plans [for Ground Zero]." Capper said that giving up Ground Zero docs not leaye much opportunity for a business run by the Feds. He commented that Food Servicesalready have a monopoly in the SLC. He also said that there are other locations on campus that Food Senrices could con-

Tim Hortons, Harvey's, Subway ... what are you hungry for? vert into aTim Hortons. "Food Services can have their Tim Hortons and the Federation can maintain the Ground Zero space. This option is available but it is not being explored because Ground Zero is the cheapest alternative [for Food Senrices]," said Capper. hiark Murdoch, director of food

services, acknowledges that the existingcapitalinthe Ground Zero spacesuch as the kitchen equipment andits facilities- would make it less costly for the UW administration to put a Tim Hortons into service within the restaurant. See FRANCHISES, page 6

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Quality Assurance Fund to give UW up to $5.5 million Concerns raised over incremental funding Christine Baker EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

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Philosophy major Ardeth Wood will be remembered by many.

Student mourned by Ottawa andUW communitv Mark Stratford IMPRINT STAFF

Friends and family of 27-year-old philosophy Ph.D student Ardeth Wood have been shocked and saddened by the temble loss they have suffered this summer. O n Wednesday, August 6, while visiting her family in Ottawa, Wood went for a bike ride and never returned. A five-day search soon began, and seven of Wood's friends from UW travelled to Ottawa to join in with approximately 150 Ottawacitizens. At 1:45 pm on Monday, August 11, a woman's body was found near Green's Creek, where Wood's bike had already been recovered earlier in the week. The search was called off. Foul play is suspected in this case, and p o k e have released a description and a composite drawing of a 20something-year-old man who witnesses saw with Wood the day of her

disappearance. These past coupleweeks have been a time of great sadness for Wood's loved ones. Ardeth's uncle, Father William Ashley, reports that faith will remain close to the family's hearts for alongtime. He also extends his thanks to everyone who has helped, includ-

ingthosein the search party and those who have contacted the police. "[We] are, frankly, just overwhelmed by the response.I neverwould have expected that so many people would have made an effort to come forward." Lorraine Nesbitt of UW's counselling services has announced that they are providing assistance for students who need it during this time: 'We will be putting extra appointments aside for anyone who feels they would like to speak with a counsellor." These services can be reached at ext. 2655. Many are mourning the death of a warm, intelligent and compassionate young woman. Friends are remembering her for her common sense, her kindness and her aversion toviolence. A mass was held on Monday, August 18 where an essay on hberty and h i t s written by Wood was read aloud. At her service, one reading from the Roman Missal stood out. "Lord, for your faithful people life is changed, not ended."

Ontario universities will receive $75 miltion in fundmg from the provincialgovernment to improve the quality of education. The Quality Assurance Fund, which was announced in the March 2003 Ontario budget, will provide $60 million to colleges and $75 million to universitiesin 2003-04. The funding will increase to $100 million and $200 million respectively by 2006-07. "The funding was allotted to address a lot of concerns about quality that have been caused by consistent under-funding of the universities," said LiamMcHugh-Russell, Feds VP education. Although the creation of the Quality Assurance Fund was announced in March, universitieswere not aware of how the money would be distributed until they received a memorandum from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities on July 25 explaining how much money theywould be receiving and how the money could be spent. The initial allocation to universities will be based on basicincome units (BIUs). Accordmg to Bob Truman, director of institutional analysis and plannmg at UW, BIUs are "weighted enrolment numbers" which are used by the government to provide funding. "BIUs are a way of measuring how much money is required to deliver the program that is being offered," said

Dave Ross, senior media coordinator for the Ministry ofTraining, Colleges and Universities. Fifteen per cent of the $75 million has been allotted to deal with the possible over-enrolment of double cohort students. If the 15 per cent is not needed to deal with over-enrolment issues, it wdl be distributed to the universities in January.

"Considering years of reduced funding, this is a drop in the bucket." -Dr. Amit Chakma VP academic and provost

Based on the initial distribution, UW will receive just over $4.7 million in the fall. UW's total funding could increase to just over $5.5 millionwith the addition of the 15 per cent. "We are pleased to have received muchneeded help to cope with quality matters," said UW's VP academic and provost, Dr. Arnit Chakma. "However,consideringyears of reduced funding, this is a drop in the bucket. In the absence of inflation related increases to our base operating grant, the funds wiU simply reduce the rate ofdecline in quality and wilI not be sufficient to

even hold the line. "For example, to reduce the student/faculty ratio from [the] current 25 to 20, we need $120 miltion. This year we may receive a maximum of $5.5 million from the Quality Assurance Fund and more importantly not getting any funds to cover our inflationa+costs." Universities were required to submit an Institutional Quality Plan outlining their budget for the funds by August 22. The memorandum from the ministry indicated that the fundingwas to be spent to address " the institution's criticalneedswith respect to maintaining and improving student educational experience" and limited spending to four basic areas (see sidebar on page six). An additional $125 million will be distributed to Ontario universities by 2006-07under the QualityAssurance Fund. Unlike the initial allocation, fundingwill be based on performance indicators. "A concern of the university and the Feds is that the last $125 million will not be allotted everyyear based on BIUs but based on a set of performance measures that have yet to be determined," sdd McHugh-Russell. "Also that the submission thatwe are making is more of a consultation on how the incremental funding should be given out as opposed to a real accountability structure for this money." See QUALITY PLAN, page 6

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Under the new agreement, Walker has the authority to overturn decisions on the basis of "safety or reputational concerns." Such concerns will be reported to Mr. Walker,who dthen present the issue to the University Cornmitee on Alcohol Use and Education, ofwhich he is the chair. "Thealcoholcommitteecan beused as sort of a forum to reach a broader concensus on whether it is something that should be pursued," said Edey. "That way you don't get into a situation where you have a stalemate between the Federation representatives and the administration." Upon execution of the agreement, the Federation of Students agrees to legal action against the university. "I really do appreciate the work that Chris Edey and Dave Capper didin the last two months to get us from essentially an impass to an agreement that we can all live with and will get our clubs open in a safe way and in a way that adds to the student life on campus," said Walker. "I think the two of them deserve alot of credit." "Our target is to be ready for Labour Day," said Edey. " The bars and the bar staff play a large part in frosh week and we want to be able to live up to our historical obligations."

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For months now, UW has been andcipating the boom in students that the elimination of OAC has created. Provost Arnit Chakrna has reported that over a million dollars in temporary allocations would be required to account for all the arriving frosh,particularly in the faculties of science, where nearly 250 students more thanaverage will show up this year, and applied health sciences,whichwdl overshoot its "target" by almost 100 students. However, keepingtrack ofthe exact figures remains extremely difficult. A memo from Peter Burroughs, which contains statistics as ofJuly 31, claims that those numbers change everyday. Complicating matters is that 276 students at that time had "confirmed" they would be attendtng UW but had

not yet preregstered. According to Burroughs, the numbers are all over the map. He verifies Chakma's claim that both science and AHS, along with environmental studies, are over their predetermined targets. But amazingly, the other three faculties -arts, engineeringand math -have all fallen under target,with arts falling behind their usual take by over 150 students. For this reason, science and AHS will be focused on firstwhen U W claims $4.7 d o n from the provincial government's new QuahtyAssurance Fund (see story on page four). Sessionallecturers andnew lab equipment are just a couple of theideas being looked at for when we begm making alterations for a rare quantity of students. -

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Quality plan: money wdl be allotted based on performance Continued from page 4

T h e concern, according to NcHugh-Russell,is that theperformance measures may be based on the success of projects outlined in the universities' Institutional Quality Plans. Investingin lower risk options (i.e.increasing library holdmgs) could ensure success and therefore secure future funding, whereas investing in higher risk options (i.e.increasing facuG/studen; rams) could be harder to measure as successful. "It affects how we spend the fxst $4.7 d o n , " s a d McHugh-Russell. "We are s d worhng on the framework so we sall don't know what wdl be allowedin the frameworkandwhat won't be allowed in the framework," said Ross. "To go ahead and say that t h ~is s going to happen is verypremature." McHugh-Russell also argued that

awarding success means that schools that havegreaterproblems nithquality could in turn receive less funding. "I can't really understand how you can justify that in a system that is supposed to provide an equitable education to its citizens," said hIcHugh-Russell. According to Ross, this notion is "totally false. It comes down to the university,the programs that they have and the enrolment in those programs," said Ross. The government has plans to consult with the universities, faculty arid students in the fall to develop the performance measures for the next round of funding. After consultation with students, deans, senior administrators and representatives from the Feds and the Grad Student Association, UW's plan was submitted under the signature of UW president, David Johnston. -

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As part of the submission, universities were required to indicate how they consulted with students. "The universities have to explain to us how they are spending the money," said Ross. "The entire assurance fund is for the students. It is not for the universities to go and spend the money where they want, it has to go back to the students in programs that they want it to go to." Students were invited to attend a

meetingwith McHugh-Russell onJul 31 to discuss the funding, but due t the short notice andlack of advance planning time, there was little responsc "The best way to do this woul have been to have 10 to 15peoplewh know about theissues, who care a b o ~ quality of education get together ant have a brainstorming session," sail McHugh-Russell.

Franchises: attempting to rebuild some life into Ground Zero soace Continued from page 3

Murdoch said that alternativelocations for a Tim Hortons were more restrictive than the Groundzero space. He said that in order to facilitate the bakery, sections of the Davis Centre would have to be renovated and access to the buildingwould be constrained. He also said that South Campus Hall is being considered as an alternative but it is "too far down the road" and would not serve the majority of students. He added that the projected South Campus Hall site would not meet the criteria of Tim Hortons. Murdoch believes that the best place on campus for a24-hour TiHortons is the Ground Zero space. Director of Residence Life, Leanne O'Donnell, supports the Food Services proposal to put a 24-hour Tim Hortons in place of Ground Zero. O'Donnell is responsible for establishing more student life activities within the residences. "I wanted to

createasafe environmentthat people Capper, however, disagreed. are comfortable with other than the "There's all the couches in the Great Bombshelter. Hall [that offer H o w can we * more activity outmake the SLC a side of Ground happening "Should Zero]," he stated. spot?" she said. Ground Zero [underage] O'Donnell was o ~ e n e dbv questions how students just Feds in 1997toremany students' place the now destay in their fees it will take funct Wild Duck rooms and drink Cafe. It was supbefore the Federation realizes posed to bestow a Pepsi at night?" their loss. "What thematic connecis better: to serve -Leanne O'Donnell ,ion with the Director of a d j i i students or to provide busiResidenceLife Bombshelterpub. ness competiThe restaurant has tion?Should [underage] students just never yielded a profit and it posted a stay in their rooms and drink Pepsi at loss of $16,994 last year. Operating night?" she said. "The SLC is sup- losses that Ground Zero incurs are posed to be the hub for student activ- supported financially through student ity and it will be sad if Timrny's is not fees. opened there becauseTim Hortons is According to Capper, Ground where the majority of students will Zero may offer a breakfast menudurflock." ing the fall termduringwhich time the

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Feds will make plans for the space. "I'm sure that Harvey's or Subw? would not make things any better i~ the long run. I would hate to see t h ~ students pay for the price of two de bunked operations." Murdoch said "We remit to Feds an operating sur plus, Food Servicesretains very little TheTimHortons and Subwaymenu aren't all that different anyways anc there is already a Mr. Sub in DC." Murdoch also said that Harvey' and Subwayare notlateeveningattrac tions; they offer more dinner or break fast menus and do not address thc problem of providing students wit1 al-night service. He said, "I think t h ~ proposal is fair and what I would hatc to see happenis for us to have to builc a $500,000Tim Horton's on campus while Feds invest the same amoun [to save] Ground Zero, and only havc both facilities operating with vey marginal profits."

UK- Prof. Peter Rernath lead a team of scientists, who mere studying the depletion of the ozone layer, with scientific infortnation to launch a satelliteinto outer-space. The Take ~ a c k ~ Night he Committee ndl address thc right of women and children to he safe with its annual march on September lgd' from Victoria Park. 0 K7'IRG board member, Colan Schwartz, resigned during the summer after his involvement with the Finkelstein lecture. Former Renison College, principal Gail Cuthbert Brandt, has been appointed University of .. Waterloo assoctatemce-president (academc) for a five-year term. At the Jul) 22nd clubs meetmgs, clubs were informed that they would be forb~ddenfrom enrohng members dunng frosh week.

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o I;irstEnerg!-, the owner of the tripped power lines, reported that North America's worst blackout was caused because automatic control systems detected "abnormal operating conditions" and dsconnected transmissions links. t~Saskatchewanishit the hardestwith the mosquito-borne West Nile v h s . It has 12 new probable human cases. The total number of confirmed and probable cases in the province is 28. Montreal's Dorval International A t r p o r t d be rechristenedwith Pierre Trudeau's name. The Criminal Intelligence Service Canada saidEastern European crime gangs are active in southern Ontario and Quebec and are using high-tech expertise and stolen luxury cars to further their aims. 0 Customs agent at PearsonInternational Airport busted a major drug ring that resulted in the seizure of cocaine, heroin, marijuana and hash oilworth astreet value o f $ 3 5 - d o n . International CI A Brazilian man who went to a clinic to have an ear checked ended up having a vasectomy after mistakenly believingthe doctor had called his name. The Californian state assembly has voted to ban soda sales to elementary school students and restrict sales of the drinks at junior high schools. CI Japan's Defence Agency is seeking to purchase U S . missiles worth the equivalent of $17-million (US.) each to help defend the country against a possible attack from North Korea. CI European farmers suffereda terrible summer heat wave that killed up to 10,000people, butchered millions of animals and withered many crops.


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Frosh, welcome to a new life Don't trip over the doorstet, in vour mad rush for success

FACTS OF LIFE Ahhh. Froshweek. Words that can send alternating shivers of fear and excitement up the spine of any university frosh. But what's the big deal? So, you've moved away from home for the first time. You now live in a new c q where you don't know anything or anyone. You are suddenly completely and totally responsible for yourself (gulp). Okay, don't panic. You can handle it. It just means laundry, cleaning, shopping and

cooking for yoursclf. (The shopping part you may have under contsol,butwhereis !-our mom's meatloaf when you need it?) It means desperately trying to keep in touch with friends from home while simultaneously trying to make new ones. It means being one in thousands of new faces. You've gone from your own room in your parents' house to moving in with a bunch of strangers or maybe having to share a very small space with a very new person. (It could be worse - just ask a Laurier threesome about that in a few weeks) You can look forward to midterms stacked on top of assignments and endless hours of studying. Staying up until

the \vec hours of the mornmg with a bad book and a higlzlighter! And you're paying for all of this? Are you wondering what the hell you are doing here? Don't w o r n - these years won't last forever. But wait. You've moved away from home for the first time!You now live in a new city where you don't know anyone -talk about fresh start. Best of all, you are suddenly completely and totallyresponsible for yourself (finally)!It's what you have been waiting for. You'll figure out the laundry thng and if you don't, it's the perfect opportunity to go shopping. Not great at cleaningup af-

ter ) oursclf? That just means you h a ~ to ~ cbecomc one with your clutter. Alittle chaos never hurt anyone. Cooking for yourself just means looking forward to your mothers cooking for a change. Fillingin old friends onwhat you've-been up to is just the perfect opportunity to learn about long distance bills. Being just one of thousands

Dear first year student, Welcome to Waterloo! Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Aaron Cowan, and as Imprids gay issues columnist, I often write about the importance of celebrating personal uniqueness and individuality. With that being said, I have prepared this letter for allofyou,my &st year friends, about to experiencethe

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lous! The university that you are attendingis virtually one of the best in the nation in terms of satisfymg the needs of students from a wide variety of cultures and interests. No matterwho youare,where you come from, or in whom you worship, Waterloo can easily become your home. At the same time, you may verywell encounter people this year (and in the years following) that will try to label your unique qualities as flaws. They might embarrass you in front of your new friends, tell you, that you are "wrong" or simply dismiss your hfferent characteristics as "oddtties". Be wary see L E V E R , page 8

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think - mice the clothes. Most importantly, all your hardworkmeans knowing that you are moving in the drection of pour dreams. Maybe you knew what you were doingwhenyou came here after all. It'll go fast, so remember these pears won't last forever.

No passes 'till classes Your leader can look, but they can't touch

This letter has your name onit culture shock of differences from high school to university in terms ofacceptance. Solisten up! I know that there is something about you that you fear others will not like. Yes, I'm talking to you - everyone has something. Youmay be afraid that you won't meet any new people; ending up despising university as aresult. Youmight also be afraid that no one d understand you, or you might ask yourself how a bunch of strangers will be able to embrace youand your differences without knowingyou sinceyou were in kindergarten. If1 happen to be correct in assuming this about you, then listen closely: don't be ridicu-

of people is an opportunity to really stand out - t h s is your chance to shine. Late nights aren't always bad - it will just as often mean stayingout until the wee hours of the morning with a good drink and some even better friends. Cramped living quarters mean spendingless on heating in the winter. Roomates? Just

Frosh week 1s somethmg that you will (vaguely) remember for the res t of your life. Moving into this new chapter of your life is both confusing and exhilarating. Of course the administration attempts to downplay the role of alcohol and sex, but for many this is all they reminisceabout years later. Even Orientation leaders are required to attend workshops in order to prepare them to introduce first year students to UW in a safe and appropriate manner. Provost's associates committee on orientation (PACO) provides traimng on topics deemed important for leaders to be versed in. All topics have definite relevance to frosh week but one concept in particular caused me

to stifle a gggle when 1 was being trained after my first year at LW-â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nopasses 'dclasses". I was not entertained merely due to the notion, it was much more than that. As a first year student I had no idea that my frosh .leaders had been ingrained with this rule a year earlier. It all began to make sense. You see, like many, my fust week contained ridiculous drinlilng and insane flirtation. The key target of thelatterwas one of my leaders. He was a second year engineering studentwho just seemed delicious at the time. Unfortunately each attempt was refused with reluctance (asI would learn later) and my first year confusions began to build. My froshweek ended and my beloved leader just disappeared off my radar into the vast secluded world of UW engineering. Then it was my turn to be the frosh leader, but I had absolutely no interest in flirting. Younger boys just don't float my boat.Just hkemy own frosh week hormones were inces-

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santly pumping and I was one of the many receiving attention. Finally1could completely appreciatewhat had occurred a year ago. Sure, the attention was fun but it was definitely trying.My last resortwas to say "no passes 'till classes" to the boys which required an explanation at first. To this dav I remainin contactwitha number of theseguys andwe all share a laugh about their ridiculous attempts. During my second year at Waterloo my dating pattern seemed to have a frosh week theme. After all, once classes commence there's no hold barred. I hooked up with one of my frosh in the middle of fdl, dated another m thewinter and in between got to know my own leader from the past a little better. Unfortunately all were short-lived, and I developed an intolerance for dating engineers thanks to the leader and a frosh. see TITUS, page 9

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Getting a healthy appetite for student life BI6 EARS BURNING; Hello, froshl K7elcometo UA 1 Hope j ou enlox ~therel You all so totally helplesslv roT all1 rock '!I Did that sound convmcingj Good, because I want ever1 one to be as relaxed as possible before I address a harsh reaht\ ofpost-secondaqhfe, one that you must know of immediatelj - the "freshman 15 " Ugh . I'm creeped out lust wnung the words down. It 1s a harrowmg-part of the . coming-to-college experience, and a pretty damned mean slice ofirony to boot: Whowouldn't feelalittleself-conscioussocial-

izingwith theroommates,professors and intellectual equals they've been waiting years to meet a.hen they have a bonus 15 pounds of junk in their trunk? I just thought I should say somethingaboutit. I didn't receive any warning from my froslileader, my don or anyone else when I first arrived, and ~t \xmulct have been greatly apprcciated. Now don't go assuming it can't happen to you. Sadly, thc logc adds up: For most frosh, university is their fist time truly being on th&r own, and many have never been wholly independent regardmg their h o d choices before. ,4nd as they gct acquainted with their peers in social settings (their dtning hall, restaurants,pubs, etc.), theywill eat accordmgly. Reforelong,new eatinghabits explode from the id and spiral out of control. Some of

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of these people, bur inderstand that they fear themselves as much as they fear you. I thnk that you may agree with me in saying that highschool is a terrible, loathsome place. While you may have had some of the best experiences of your life there, highschool is also the place where you grew from a child to a young adult, suffering all of the physical and social tortures associatedwith that process all along the way. N o wonder those four to five years can be so d~fficult;it's total torture! Additionally, in those four to five years you probably also learned countless information about yourself and the person that you would like to become. Now you are atuniversity. . . so celebratewhatyou have learned! G o crazy, let loose,walk around campus with a banner that says "I'm me, love me or leave me." (Ok, maybe don't go doing that. The university does tolerate diversity, but not crazies!) In a way, I suppose what I am sayingis that "you are special" and you should "be proud of who you are". But to say those thngs - I fear that I would end up sounding hke your mom, or that sappy guidance counselor that you spoke to way back at highschool. So, I'm not going to sap those thngs. Instead what I am

going to tell you 1s "don't take any shit!" I can assure you, there has never been (and will never be) another perion like you to attend this university. Your unique combination of f a d y history, social preferences and political llews make you the only "you" that there can be, so celebrate that fact; you are a celebrity!! So after all t h s babble let me finally get to my point. Be cool uith who you arc. Be proud of how you differ from other people, no matter how big or how small that unique quality is. Yes, there will be those idiots that will scoff at you for not being easilyasslmilatedinto the Coca-Colaculture,but t h e r e d also be those people that will see your dtfferences as something nothing shorter than beautiful. (sniff, sniff.. . is anyone else getting choked up here? Finish reading this, you can hurl later) Whether it is today, tomorrow or eight months from now, remember my message: do not fear, but celebrate your uniqueness. And maybe I'll just run into you somewhere on campus. You'll know me, I'll be the one wearing leather chaps and carrying the Hello IGtty lunch box. Sincerely, Aaron Cowan

you will gain weight out of an graduall! enhanced ass takes you b!- surprtse ever!- time. independence-fuelled hankering to substitute hfike-N -Ikcs Besides, those other transitions trigger excessive eating,which for green ~.egerables.Others is a blanket rcsponsc to cumuwilleatout frequently, pcrhaps dazzlcd by all of the internalative stress. .1nd it gcrs v-orse!The actional choices in Uni~.ersit!tual term "fre~liman15," while Plaza. And all of you \rill find that a unn-crsig-workload dis cute and extremcl!. polite, is not full!. accurate. 1 sclect few mpts caungpatterns: snacking d l g a i n 20 or 30, possibly even increases as stress mounts, and a "freshman 40" or a "freshnobody in history has ex-erkept man 50,"xvhich may result in awatercress salad close a[ hand whde cramming for a mid-term. insurmountable depression and feelings of wor[hlessne.;s You knmv, I would even bur at least brings that second argue that the 01' 15is the hardest transition you hosh must ' f back to the term and makes ~tsound all cute again. face. New academic demands, less discipline, home sickness Now that I've brought everybody down, I'd hke to sug-those are all no-brainers, so youcan at leastprepare forthem, gest my own vanauons on the no matter how minimally. h wretched "freshman 15"

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ingforit,"whichI feelqualifies as a new school mantra. Frlishmai~Jori~Z'catio~;)~. This one kinda speaks for itself, which is good, because after a debacle that stems back two fiosh periods, \ve are no longer allon-ed to use diagrams. But it's a seri<)us suggestion; as hfichelle Titus pointed out in her analysisof "sexercising" last term, it burns ample calories and whomps that hungerbuilding stress at the same time. Just as long as you are read-, safe and prepared to cover should your roommate walk in halfway through, At whch point another popular 'f word may prove quite useful.


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Hev Frosh: Pop Quiz! OUR HOUSE U(osleep?S o problem. Froshweekis all about ha\-ing the most fun possible, in excess quantities, to the point where you forgetwhy you were scared about coming to UKin the first place. But how much fun do you think you had, compared to others? Take the Frosh week Quiz and find out! Start at zero and add/subtract as you go along. Be honest! UW wouldn't want it any other way.

1 point -For the next ten people you see that you've already met, 1 point for each of their names you've already forgotten. -You broke even at Monte Carlo. -You wore a toga to Toga Party (add 1 point if it was your bedsheet. Add 2 points if you slept on it that same night). - You played the jousting game (add 3pointsif you were playing against a hot member ofthe opposite sex and purposely lost). -You sang tunes around a campfire (take away 7 points if you sang Celine Dion around a campfire). -You played aprank on someone in your residence (add 5 points if that prank involved a contraceptive and some shampoo).

- You found where the paper motle! stash was at Alontc Carlo and wound up rich. - You've already gained ten pounds of !-our "frosh 15". -You were in a three-legged race (add 7 points if you opted t o "iiemolition derby" the other contestants). -You participated in a two-person egg tossing contest (add 5 points if you \vhipped the egg at your partner, causing the egg to break. Add an extra 10 points if your partner was upset that you lost). - You started a ''WATER \%'ATER WATER" chant (take away 2 points if people responded wlth "CHUG CHUG CHUG").

5-30 (Frosh Activist) - Youhad ablast, and itleftrounitha smde You didn'tgo 01erboard, hut! ou do ha1 e a lot of good memories (and forgot ten names). 30 - 100 (Frosh Animal) - You unleashed the part\-hcast during frosh week, and made sure everyone around you had the time of their life. Now you're all partied out and ready for homework nights on Fridays and Saturdays.

- You performed at your coffee house, or dld a skit around a campfire (take away 200 points if your skit involved a three hour "meditation session"). - You were thrown into Laurel Creek (add25 pointsifyouvoluntarily swam through it.. add an extra 100 if you did it skinny, baby!) -You crowd surfed at the frosh concert -You forgot at any point during the week what your major was (take away 10 points if you visited the Coop building to see if the first postings were already up).

ARE frosh week. In fact, you will BE froshweek for the next 17years when YOU keep sneaking in. Damn, and you swam naked in LAUREL CREEK!

2 points - You've already toilet papered your don's room (note - don't do that).

0 - 5 (Frosh Frownie Face) You didn't have much fun, perhaps a little pre-occupied with that longdis-

UW's fight against a harmful faith Mike Kerrigan

As frosh week approaches, preparations are being finalized for a theological battle that is waged on campus each year. Officiallytargeted as 'awessive religious recruiters', the university utilizes theFeds,residence dons, frosh leaders, campus police and countless others to execute a multiple-front attack on those who would proselytise U\X7'snewest students.Although there are always various fringe groups that pop up, increasinglymost of the effort is expended to counter a single, seemingly unstoppable group: the International Church of Christ. Entire conferences are held to train university officials how to stop the growth of this church on their campuses. One of the most important activities members of the ICC engage in is the recruitment of new members to the organization. Although there may be some sermonizing on street corners, the preferred method is to ap-

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proach individuals and ask them to join a church meeting or a bible study. Recopzed clubs on campus are barred from approachingpeople unsolicited largely for this reason.The hope is that any student that is approached wdl immediatelyrecognize that the group speaking to them is forced to remain unofficial for some reason and be wary. I've spoken with new students on campus that were whisked away to an ICC church outside K-W when agreed to particithey uns~spectingl~ pate. The organization was founded in 1979 by the firebrand evangelist Kip McKean after he was dismissed from the mainstream Church of Christ movement. His brand of Christianity spread rapidly; over 400 ICC churches now exist worldwide. The church draws from the fundamentalist protestant movement and focuses on a literal reading of the New Testament and tries to ensure that its members live proper Christian lives in accordance with the group's rules.

It's these rules that often lead people to sloppily label the ICC as a cult. There's debate overwhether the term 'cult' can be used to accuratelydesctibe any group, but the label is particularly misleadmg to those trying to understand the appeal of theICC. Thereis no hero worshp of the leader, no particularly unusual rituals, no millennia1 apocalypsesor anything else thatwould setoffalarm bells. Thechurchproxldes something particularly appealing to youth and those in a period of transition: a strong base of emotional support and the ability of its members to extract themselves froma chaotic and morally ambiguous world and engage in a structured and purposeful lifestyle with a clear set ofguidelines thatguarantee salvation. Nothing is particularly insidious about this. The appealis similar to that of any religious organization and the members of the church are as wellintendoned as those of any other faith. But the devil is in the details. see FAITH, page 10

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Please, forget about Fink and move on Dear people who keep talking about Finkelstein, This topic is more overplayed than that ShaniaTwain song "Up", and just as nauseating. He came, he spoke, and he angered. Then for the next 60 days, UW students bitched and moaned and hurled insults at one another to assert their political beliefs. And then alarge faction of UW students, belonging to the "Stop Fudgingtalkingabout this Shit" party chimed in, "For the love of Jehovah, stop fudging talking about this shit!" I'm tired of hearingpseudointellectual drivel spurting out the mouths of both sides.They should chew o n some "chillaxation" pills and talk about something else. Hell, read a book,write somepoeuy, masturbate to tasteful anal porn. Stop agonizing over the Fink. Stop thinking you are being targeted at this school

based on your ethnicity.That's just foolish. There are d o n s ofChinese people on this campus who are perfectly accepting of you whether you areJewish, Hindu, Christian, Muslim or followers of the Force. As the fall termbegns, let's quit talkingabout theFink such that the incoming frosh don't think we're kuckoo for Finkelpops. Don'tworry, we'llresurrect the Fink for Misprint. Yours truly,

-Herambone ?AClassicalHindu Studies

Cassar, out of my womb! This is in response to Alex Cassar's letter regarding abortion. His statement that "abortion.. .causes great hardship for women7' is unjustified, making me wonder whether he actually can support that argument. I believe

that illegalizing abortion creates hardship forwomen, who are forced to resort to illegal, backroom abortions performed with coathangers by unlicensed "doctors." While this is an extreme example,it is not an exaggeration. If a woman who is raped, or is unable to look after a child has the option of not having it, how is this a hardship? Legalized abortion provides a safe, discreetway ofgettingrid of an unwanted child. There are enough unwanted children in the world; who does it benefit to bring in more?What kind of life could a child have living in welfare housing with an underage mother or knowing its fatherwas a rapist?The majority of abortions aren't performed as an alternative form of birth control; they're performed because the woman's life could be ruined by having a baby. The every-fetus-is-a-human point ofview neglects the fact that the womanis a human too with the right to control her reproductive capabilities

and the detrimental effects a child could cause and experience by being unwanted. Abortion has been illegalized on religious grounds in many countries. Trustinggovernment representatives to make the decision regarding abortion allows them to vote according to their religious beliefs rather than in a manner desired by the majority of the population. Thankfully we have a government that provides for the separation of church and state and does a reasonable job ofrepresenting our beliefs.

-Megan Wheeler ?AEngliFh Literature

Don't blame the U.S., bend over for them Canada andits citizens should not respond harshly to the fact that the power blackout originated inOhio where transmission lines went down. We should not point fingers at

Mayor Bloomberg for saying, 'Without a doubt, the problemoriginatedin Canada." And so on. Instead, we should attempt to be the bigger person, and end the vicious cycle of name calhng and blame laying on our brothers and sisters to the south, and take this opportunity to once again form strong ties with the US. We should turn the other cheek to the New York mayor for stating on national television that Canadawasat fault.Ifhe apologizes, w e d graciously accept the apology. If he does not apologize, we should I G NORE the press conference and instead focus on what needs to be done, to prevent future events and try to use this event to promote the true traits of a Canadian courtesy, understanding, selflessness, and' class.

-Eric Wong 4 A Kinesiology

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Church: targets frosh week FAITH, from page 9

Alongside the rapid expansion of the ICC, an opposition headed by disaffected, former members has grown legions. Organizations with names such as REVEAL, RESTORED and Awakened provide support to former members of the ICC and their families and try to raise widespread awareness about the dangerous aspects of the church. The group is a 'Chosen Few' sect that teaches that Christianity has been in a long dark period and that only those living the proper Christian lifestyle advanced by the ICC have a hope of salvation. A tract entitled First Principles applies a selectivereadingandinterpretadon of the scriptures to develop and entrench a system ofbelief that maintains that submittal to the wishes of the leadership is tantamount to submitting to the will of God. As members get more deeply involved in the church,'simpl~questioning the direction of superiors can be evidence of a lackof faith. Former members describe being trappedinauniverse where they were completely powerless over their own life, but unable to leave because they believed itwould result in their eternal damnation. Members are slowly introduced to the various obligations required by the church. Periods of prayer, church sessions, time spent evangelizing, an allocated 'date night'andvarious other duties slowly begin to encompass virtually all their spare time. Many spend 30-40 hours a week simply performing the requirements they owe to the ICC. As these are slowly integrated into their lifestyles leas and less h e is available for family

or friends, bindtngthe members closer to the church and severing previous relationships. As well, a bare minimum of 10 per cent of one's income mustgo to the church, with members often donating 15-25 per cent of their earnings. As old social ties are shed, members are forced to turn to the ICC for all social reinforcement. New members are 'disciple8 and are expected to emulate and follow alldirections from the person to which they are charged. Dating is only permitted amongst members of the church and all pairings must be approved by the leadership. The confession of sins is done publicly, and previous members describemany occasionswhere thesewere used to tear down the self-esteem of people during 'breaking' sessions. Oftentimes members are blackmailed and told their admissionswillbe widely broadcast if they try to leave the church. Despitethe clear harm caused to its members, the ICC continues to grow because of its abhty to exploit the emotional and spiritual needs of people in anunsettled period of their lives. The churchneeds to haveits activties publicly exposed and its recruitment curtailed on campuses to prevent it from ensnaring even more. Some people are hesitant to judge the group because of thegoodintentions ofits members, butit is naive to allow good intentions to jus'tify harmful results. Stayvigdantwhile the battle against the International Church of Christ's intrusion is fought once again this frosh week.


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Hope prevails despite conflict In the July 11 issue of Imprint, Mike Kerrigan took an in depth look at the war taking place in the Democratic Republic of Congo in Understanding Africa? (Great War.' Inresponse,we received apersonal account from aUW studentwho has recently traveled to the Congo, which provides insight into the lives of those living there. UnderstandingAfrica's Great War'is available onlinein the Imprintarchives at www.imprint.uwaterloo.ca


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A look at life outside of North America Understanding Africa's great culture Chris Trela SPECIAL TO IMPRINT

I would hke the umerslty cornmumty to know httle stones about the people In the Democrauc Republic of Congo (Congo) and how they are deahngwrth confict. Earher this year a rmssion's tnp was orgamzed by the Navigators of Canada to head to the Congo. Agroup of people, includmg myself, gathered to take the tnp to Afnca. We knew of the nsks that we were about to take and we were all very conscientious about what could happen in the Congo. Our tnp tookus only to the capital of the Congo, Kinshasa. There we stayed for three weeks, hvmg, breathing, learmng and expenenclng the Congo. My expenence outside of North Arnenca was hfe changng. It made me reahze how much of the world really hves. The first h n g that I nouced was the mynad of people on the streets movmg, talhng, and relatmg. I a n shasa is a busthng and thnvmg city. People opened small markets anywhere; cyber cafks, andportablephotocopy shops were frequently seen. It h t me when I came home to my mce suburban house how lonely I was here; how far removed my comrnumty in North Amenca was. The signs of war were few and far between in IOnshasa, as it is far away from the confict. Solders were frequently seen carrymgnfles and insttlinga sense that they werem controlof the situation, at leair In thts city. Interestingly enough, I was pointed to informanon by a local un~versityprofessorwhoused to be a translator for the prevlous dictator, Mobutu, that detadedhow the Congo could produce enough food to feed itself, if itwere not for the war and the poor government infrastructure.

"Water and electricity are not always certain. I realized that when we only had running water from five to nine in the morning." Several key factors continue to inhibit food production one of which includes the poor road condiaons. At times, dnving to the next nearest cities could take days and even weeks instead of hours. Without specialized transportation vehicles and food preservation,food products such as vegetables and meats rot in the

humid c h a t e , the length of time that it would take to traverse the country to move the food would be increasingly mfeasible. The poor road condt~onsare due to the confict, the wet season that washes the roads away, and poor matntenance that is performedif at all by the government. Hence, much of the food is Imported fromother countnes, even from the Umted States.

Poverty One of the stark contrasts in Ianshasawere the living conditions of the rich and the poor withn the city. I glanced at the spectacle of the concrete paved downtown and felt empathic to the dirty and rubble laden streets of the poorwheremost people lived in very small and cramped quarters. Water and electricity are not always certain. I realized that when we only had running water from five to nine in the morning. The existence of a systematicgarbage pickup was nonexistent. Many of the things we take for granted are not guaranteed there. The people were generally well dressedcompared to theirlivingconditions, which madeit difficult for me to discern if one was poor if I were to look just at their appearance. I also realized that food is plentiful and inexpensive in the city where markets would be selling bread and fresh fruit for very little. A key issue with the relative hunger level in Kinshasa was that most people do not go to sleep hungry but rather malnourished. Most children and adultslack enough proteinin their diets, whch could be physically seen with their stomachs protruding from their shirts -a key indication of malnourishment. Another issue is that it is difficult to put their children through school, as elementary, high school and universityeachrequirea yearly fee that usually is unaffordable to the average family. An average farmlybsuallyhas four to eight children. The people Wemostly did not feel awkwardin the Congo. For most of us itwas our first m e into Afnca and many of us were preparing for a culture shock that for me personally I d not happen. Perhaps we did not have enough time for the feehng to settle in but perhaps it was not as dfferent as we first perceived. As I look ~nhndsight, it was the people that made us feel welcomed. They invited us to dinners, played sports with us, went to church with us, and were there for us ifwe were in need of physical or e m o ~ o n athings. l To connect with the people there in a reallymeaningfulway,to make friends and acquaintances,is perhaps howwe unknowmgly became comfortable. The people with whom we stayed were most hospitable andgregarious. In universitiesand colleges that we

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There were other &ers that were dfficult to process. Takngtoscver:d female university students brought us tolight about severafcbncems, one of them being that some university students, females especlallp,would be approached by some of their teachers for sex. The women would have a dfficult choice smce the professors offer to pay for their educatmn for that term yet they would have to sell thelr bodes to do so. It is already hard for them toget to university and pay for all the expenses, but they lose part of their dgnity if they accede to theu teachers' proposition. For me, itwas a struggle to be there and be unable to help not only these women but more of the people in Africa.

Hope prevails Their view of God and faith was astounding. The church was widespread and many people whom we talked to were open to faith and were seeking formore; severalexperiences in and around the city made realize that we had a mutual understanding of each other even before we met. Church servlces there were three hours in length and had much singmg praise and personal worshp tune. It was rare that a band was not playmg. It has taught me to be panent and more open to spendmg more m e w t h spiritual matters. There is need and dispanty but at the same tune there is hope. Withn the eyes of the people, there was adeep longmg to see the Congo become a countrywhere soclal problems would be solved. It starts by lnformauon about the culture flowing from one part of the world to the other.

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Celebrating international films, locally Darrin Chung

T h s is the 27th year of one of the world's most highly ranked film festivals (second to be exact, behind Cannes).Last year's festival showcased a total of 345 films and generated about 367 millionin revenue for local businesses. This year, 336 films, consisting of252 features and 84 shorts, mill be sho\vcased. ;\mong the featurcs, 184arc cithcsma!&lg thcir~.orld, international or North American debut. The festival's international status is well-desen-ed - 55 countries are represented, up from 50 last year. The shortest films this year is Chris Hinton's S - l l a n with a running time of one minute, while the longest film is W'ang Bing's -Westqf the T m k with a running time of 545 minutes. Last year, the festival showcased many Oscar nominated fllms including 8:bIi/e, Bodin&or Coh~mbine,Fm'dn, and Punch DrmkLove. This year's Gala screeningsincludehItzuasionsBarOares, Matchstick Men, Bon V y g e , Mambo

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Out of Time, a Viacom Galas selections, stars Saan Lathan and Denzel Washington.

Itahno, The Human Stain, and Girlwith a Pear/Eam'~zgto name a few. Among the other screenings are NeilYoung's Greendale,a re-edited version of lTincent Gallo's notorious The brow^ Bwnny, Sofia Coppola's followup directorial job to the VztginS~~icin%s,Losf in Tra~slutiO~, and this year's Cannes' directed Palme d'Or winner Elp~I~ant, by Gus Van Sam. There will he appearances bj-alarge number of celebrities this year. This list includes Nicole Kidman, Dcnzcl Kashington, Llcg Ryan, Scan Penn, Francis Ford Coppola,Picholas Cage, Neil Young, T'al I(l1mcr and many others. -. . It youwant t~cketsto the testn-al, Matchstick Men is showing at this year's festival. you haw several options short ofliningsonSeptember23attheboxoffice, can line up for tickets to indnidual ing up at the box office at 7 in the 11 days before the general public. morning. Advanced passes and c o u screenings. Advance tickets for a1'IXCOhI Gala For more information about how pons booklets were available, priced screenings at Roy Thomson Hall are from $80 to $240.75, but only a few to get ticliets,visitthe officialVITebsite $26.00,wMeallother screeningtickets $240.75passcsrcmain.I'isa card holdat~'i~~~v.e.bell.ca/fhfest/2003 or call the info line at 41 6-968-FI1,LZ. ers canpurchaseticketsto Gala screen- are $14.50. Starting September 3, you

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surprising given that Ludacris also produces his own albums. From start to finish, Chingy's albumis lacedwith all the hard hittingcatchy beats agood commercial rap album should have. Make no mistake -this is commercial ormainstreamrap at its best. Ifyou're looking for music with ideals,go pick up KRS-1 becausehsis not it. Chingy is more like another rapper haling from St. Louis, Nelly. This is more of a party, blast-thisin-your-car-while-cruisiw album. The beats are catchy, and offer enough variety that you don't get bored. From faster songs like "Right Thurr" and "Getting' It" to slowertrackshke"One Call" and "Wurrs my Cash," Chingy flawlessly adjusts his flow to the beat of the track. One of my only complaints would be that, like a lot of mainstream Hip Hop albums, the subjectsin the songs are generic. All Chingy seems to talk about is cash, women, and people

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Clones The Neptunes Present... Arista

The Neptunes, Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, are famous for producing

some of the biggest h t s for some of hip hop's biggest artists. If you don't know who the Neptunes are, just look up some of the top 40 lists for the past few years and you'll find their work sprinkled through the music ofJay-Z, Mystikal, Usher and P-Diddy. In this album they bring in big name artists likeLudacris,Snoop Dogg andThe Clipse to help make aversatile andcatchy 18tracks.

The Neptunes are known for having thegolden touch whenit comes to producing beats and do not disappoint here. The Neptunes provide some of the dopest beats to songs that could be top ten singles if they wanted to be. Whether the track features rapperslike N.O.R.E.,rockbands like Spymob, or RandB vocalists like Vanessa hfarqucz, the Neptunes' skill is evident.Whether you'relooking for some lounging music ("Frontin") some rock ("half-steenng") or some head bopping party music ("Put 'Em Up") t h s CD gves it to you As a special feature, the album also comes with a DVD that contansVideos for the songs "Ironun," "Hot Damn" and "Rock and Roll" as well as a 30 rmnute short film that takes you into theworld of the Neptunes. So far, t h s CD is probably one of the best overall I've heard from start to fimsh t h s year.

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Down on love Only to find 100% grade-A man-meat . . . Part one of a two part series Ly Tran SPECIAL TO IMPRINT

The venue was jammed. They had somehow managed to cram 400 bodies into a crummy space meant for no more than 300 people. I scanned the room. Those I D scratchers must all be out squandering fresh dough tonight; for a 19+ show, the room was infested with angst-ridden pubescent pseudogoths. 1 let out a contemptuous grunt. Pale imitations of chiers broke out sporadically throughout the room. The opening act had just finished their set andwere departing the stage. Bugger. 15 minutes until Velvet Acid Christ come on and Candice and Marissawere nowhere to be seen. I had come to this gig strictlyfor the music; my friendshad come for less noble reasons. The minute they set eyes on a couple of blokes who seemed to have boyfriendpotential,Candice andMarissa were off, putting on their charms and hovering around them like fhes swarming over cow dung. Sometimes I can't understand the members of my own sex. Some of the dumbassed things we chcks'll do for the sake of guys triggers my gagging reflexes beyond maximum. That being said, if tonight had been any other night, I woGld have joined my mates in a jiffy - no doubt about it. Tonight I wasn't up for a lusty escapade this particular evening. Man-stalking and manwooingwasn'tin me. I was weary of doing the mating dance. It was fuule. Allit ever seemed toget me was pervertedconstructionworkerswith their cheesy one-liners and the old horny drunken bastards. The whole species of decentas manus, I came to

realize, had been extinct long ago. So I lost all faith and gave up on men. I was down on love. I decided to let Candce ,and Marissa be. Therewas nouselooking for them. Being with them all night would only fdl me with repulsion. I wanted to enjoy the concert, so I moved towards the backof the venue andgrabbed a stool on the far end of the bar. I gestured to the bartender. "One Bitch's Itch please." The bartender nodded. And that's when it happened. He sat behind me and mumbled something at me. I turned around and met his eyes. He grinned and gave me this meaningfullook, like he had pierced into my soul and met my thought and felt the essence of my very being. He introduced Himself as Trent. Trent. God, that's hot. He had brown, sunkissed,shaggy hairwhich fell just below the napeof his neck. He wore a blue, shortsleeved button up shirt with a pair of loose-fitting khakis. He looked displaced and rebellious amongst this in-black-from-head-to-toe crowd. But Iratherliked his free-spiritednononsense look. He hadgrey devilish eyes, and an angelic smile. I dug my nails into the sides ofmy stool. I broke out into a cold sweat andaphasialakedin. Dante's physical impediments when in the presence of h ~most s graciousBeatrice no longer seemed wretchedlyridiculous to me. It's funny howlife can oftentimes be like a pestilent 15-year-old. You tellher one thing but out of spite, she goes and does the exact opposite. I had forever sworn off love, yet here I was, hopelessly enamoured by the stranger before me. See the September 12 issue of ~mprintfor part 2.

Looking back at the street Jenna Holko SPECIAL TO IMPRINT

They taught you all the essential life lessons. They showed you how to read and write, how to count your blessings, how to tolerate others and to accomplish anything you put your mind to. I'm not talking about your parents or that childhood playmatewho stuck acrayonup his nose justto see how far it wouldgo. I'm not talking about the kindergarten teacherwho draggedyou from the classroom, soiled pants and all, while the other kids pinched their noses and laughed. I'm talking about Sesame Street, the greatest show on Earth. Statistics show that before reaching puberty, a child will have spent more time in front of a television than they have at school. In a societywhere television acts as a replacement babysitter and the number of TV programs catering to children is almost hitless, it is obvious that this medium has become a prime influence in the socialization of children. While purple dinosaurs,chanting toddler-likecreatures and singingvegetables have had their time in the limelight, Sesame Street has survived the fads and phases, and surprisingly,has c h ~ g e d v e rlittle y sinceyou and1were .ydung. SesameWorkshop was developed in 1968 with the goal of using TV as a mode ofeducating chdd, and Sesame Street was created to achieve those means. Today, following spin-offs like Sesame Park, Elmo's Worktand coproduction~in other countries like

Mexico's Pla~aSesamo and Germany's Sesamstrasse, the production company has expanded to include shows that target infants andpreteens, as well as books, magazines, interactive medta and cornrnunity outreach programs. Watching the show now, I laugh when celebrity guests like the Goo Goo Dolls, Garth Brooks and Whoopie singBig Bird to sleep, console Elmo and encourage Cookie unhealthy sugar You're never too old to play with habit. M~ three year-old Ernie and the other Muppets. cousin on the other hand, does not appreciate the humour ormy with his best buddy Bert (who was laughing, so she promptly shushes known for his pigeon, paperclip and me and returns to her trace-like state of bottlecap obsessions). Perhaps this is staring at the TV.Although Sesame the result of Bert's rumoured connection to Bin Laden and other terrorist Street has some new actors, and the childrenyournayrememberlike Gabby organizations (the effect of a parody (Gordon and Maria's daughter) and created by a Web site calledBertisEvil) Miles (Luis and Susan's adopted son) or the fact that people argue that his are now old enough to legally drink, and Ernie's relationship can be construed as "more than roommates." Sesame Street has suli kept a lot of its So as we live in a world where giant originalcharacters,sceneryand themes. Ah, those crazy muppets! Did you canariesand two-headedmonsters still know that in the first season Oscarthe mold youthful minds, I encourage Grouch was orange and that Cookie you to remember your favourite Monster had agirlfriend named Lulu? muppet and to recognize that in someway or somehow you too are a Every kid has a favourite muppet, mine was (and still is!) Ernie. His product of Sesame Street. Now where did I put that rubber abilities to play the bugle with dancing sheep and to charm fish out of water ducky? For the company's complete hismade me half-believe that animals tory and programs, check out could be commanded by singing to them. This left my parents wondering www.ctw.org. If you want to visit a why their four year old daughter was Web site that lets poumake amonster, caLng"here fishy, fishy, fishy!" every tickle Elmo and ride the rotten bumper-cars w ~ t hOscar, go to time we went to the beach. Nowadays Ernie is no longer seen www.sesamestreet.com.

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UW adjunct professor, Fotini Markopoulou-Kalamara,isone ofthe long-term researchers at the Perimeter Institue fortheoretical physics. Sheis exploringquestions in quantum pax-ityand thediscrete structure of spacetime. She was a winner of the Young Researchers competition at the UltimateReality Symposiumat Princeton. She received her PhD from Imperial College London and held postdoctoral positions at the Albert Einstein Institute, Imperial College London and Penn. State University. . Here she shares some of her views on the world of physics.

BAVl may change the world of bioremidiation of polluted sites,'by detoxifying soil.

Bacterium breaks down toxic pollutants Dechlor Inoculum, which contains severalDehalococcozdes specles, including BAVl The currentmethodofcleamng up Researchers at the GeorgaInsututeof polluted sites involves pumplng the Technologyin Atlanta ha1eisolated a water out of the aquifer sod bacterium that can break down However, this method is ineffivinylchloride,awidespreadtoxicpolcient belutant in soil and cause it groundwater does not T h e study remove was pubhshed in contamithe July 3 m u e of nants in Nature and rethe soil. ports that BAVl , This a stram of discovery Dehalococcoides, bears treusesv~nylchlonde m e n P C ) as a metadous sigbohc electron acnificance ceptor, turmnglt for the into nontoxic bioremeethane and inordiation g m c chlonde. industry, BAVl was as it is the isolated after five first bacyears ofworkby a terium team of isolated microbiologists that can led by Frank NATURE . Loffler. detoxify vinyl chloride outside of laboratory The single-celled organism was con&tions. found in a sample collected from an Bacteria that can break down chloaquifer contaminated with \'C and rinated compounds have been known chloroethenes in Oscoda,lZlichgan. foryears, but none that could remove Apilotprojectat the contaminated the last chlorine atom to complete the Oscoda, Michigan site showed that detoxification. injection of concentrated amounts of BAVl is an anaerobic soil microbe the bacteriumlnto the soil destroyed that uses vinyl chloride, the offending vinyl chloride. Zffler has workedwith Regenesis dichloroethanes or vinyl bromide as electron acceptors in its metabolism. Bioremediation Products in San Clemente, California,to d e ~ e l o ~ ~ i o - \'C is a desirable target of

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b~oremediauonprojects due to its toxlcity,wtdespread presence andpersistence in theenvironment Whle its polvmer, PT'C IS quickli broken down, VC is stable in sod for hundreds of vears It is a carcinogen,widelyused in the rubber, plastics, glass and paper industries, but also appears in the environment in large amounts due to the breakdown of chlorinated solvents and polyvinyl chloride (PVC, the polymer of VC). Itis also one of the chemicals present in cigarette smoke. However, the general population is not exposed to harmful levels of VC, and its presence in drinkingwater is strictlyregulated. Bioaccumulationin aquatic life has beenobserved,butVC has.been shown not to biomagnify within the food chain. Therefore, the main source of exposure for people is by inhalation from the air. Researchers are worhng on finding the enzyme that is responsible for the last dechlorination step, which makes BAVl so unique. T h s will lead to finding the gene, with the possibility of genetically engineering a bacterium thatwdlperform the detoxification more efficiently, or under more relaxed conditions. BAVl is also of interest to microbiologists because it is oddly disc-shaped, with filamentous appendages of unknown function.

JonathanHackett:How &d you getmto saence? FotiniMarkopoulou-Kalamara: A lot of people have stories that they read t h s book about Elnsuen and that theywanted to do what he &dn7t do or t h g s hke that. I don't have anythmg hke that I hked lots of thngs and at some pomt when ~twas clear that I had to choose,~twasveryobv~ousthat it was what I wanted to do, but nothng speaal happened. J :Itwas just anatural hnd ofthng to go Into theoreucal physics after that? F: Basically I just walked into the wrong doorm Central Athens, and it happened to be where they prepared you to take A-levels and attend Enghsh universities. It was the first )ear that you didn't have to pay fees if vou weren't Bntishanditwas apossibhty. So I came back and they sad "well but if you want to go to England J. ou have to say exactlywhat you want, and not just physlcs, you have to say exactly what you want." So I s a d well I hke math and physics, and they s a d "why don't 1ou

lustwrite theoreucal phi sics and vou can change " And I went in thmbtng that I was yoing to change, but 1 actuall~hked it J:\Y hatis~ourarnbitlonu~lth~ our research profiram2 F: IT ambition 1s to get am real ph! sics out of quantumgrawtr ,whch I would think is ambiuous enough, since we'x e gotten nothing since the '60s I don't care what it is J: For the obmous question "women in phrsics" There aren't manr women In physics F REALLY'? I wish there were more J:Looks hkean oldboys'club, you know with the pool table, etc F: So I mean for sure you grow up to be one of the lads In many ways here.So, I mean I wasn't parucularly troubled I had fun; I got along w t h guj s and such. My hfe 1s much better when there are more women around. You do suck out a bit much. I remember beingm a department where there were no other women. I'Te seen women qult rather early, usuallj durmg thelr PhD It seems that ~ o have u to be a pretq strong character At Imperial for a whde there were just two of us So we had this problem with people being patromzlng, but I d~dn'tcare, or dtdn't care much.And then, somehow within one year, we became eight. And it changes completely. And from eight it went to 12 like nothng It just increased. And the environment changedvery much. You were not as vislble anymore, you were more natural and more relaxed. So I think we need to increase the number of women There is this thing, I don't thmk there's a simple explanauon, but the thing is that the women who make it tend to be good. There are some med~ocremen, but the women who make it tend to be above average.

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UWs two dinosaurs were on the move lastweekas they made theirway from the top floor of Biology 1 to their new home in the Centre for Em~ironmental and Information Technology (CEIT). In addition to receivingnew homes, the dinosaurs were repaired and repainted. The move was made on August 21 and 22 with the help of Research Castings International, a museum exhibit fabricationcompany fromBeamsville, Ontario. In addition to the dinosaurs, the new MarshNetwork exhibitatriumin the CEIT will be home to the Earth Sciencesmuseum which includes a 28 foot rock, a great lakes water display and a T-rex skull. The museumopened in 1968 and has housedUW7stwo dinosaurs - the Albertosaurus and the Parasaurolophus - since 1982. The move is expected to be completed in the fall with a grand opening scheduled for the end of October. "People can wander through and see it as a work in progress, said Peter Russell,curator for the Earth Sciences museum. According to Russell, in addition to providing new expanded displays, this move will provide the opportunity for the museum to be located on the main floor of a building and more accessible to the UW community.

Do they look alike? Cloned horse Prometea stands by her mother, the horse she was cloned from.

"Extinct" cat caught on tape ABOVE: John Peter Prudek, right, and Kevin Krudwig of Reaserch Castings unlimited take apart one of UW's t w o dinosaurs. RIGHT: After being repaired and re-assembled, the dinosaurs are ready for viewing in their new home in the display atrium in the Centre for Environmental and Information Technology building.

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A name for Element 110 Chemical element 110,which was discovered in 1994,finally got a name on the weekend of August 16,2003. Researchershad fusedlead and nickel nuclei to make the synthetic element. The natural elements run out at Uranium (92) and since 1939scientists have been racing and competing to make newly synthesized ones. Element 110 or darmstadtium (Ds) as it is informally called, was discoveredattheLaboratoryfor Heavy Research (called GSI) in Darmstadt, Germany.

Rare cat comes back to life Awild cat thought to be extincthas been captured on fiim in the wild. A Borneo bay cat (Catopuma badzh), is about the size of alarge domestic cat, with an extra long tail. It triggered a remote camera in daylight,yieldingthe single image of the cat. Mohzd Azlan, a scientist for the University Malaysia Sarawakwas originally tracking tigers in EasternMalaysiawhen the discov ery was made.

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Scienustshave cloned a mule and a horse for the first ume, accordmg to a report In the August 7 issue ofNature. An Itahan team of sclenttsts have reported the first true clomngof a horse The female foal, named Prometea, is a clone from the horse that gave blrth to her. T h ~comes s two months after sclenusts m theU.S. reported that they had cloned a mule, named Idaho Gem. Mules, antmals that result from breedlng a male donkey with a female horse, are usually sterie. The US. team harvested matured egg cells from horse mares and replaced each egg's DNAusmganucleolus from a fetal mule cell. In contrast, the Itahan team took Immaturehorse eggcells fromaslaughterhouse and then allowed them to mature ln the laboratoe. Once matured, each egg's DNA was replaced wlth those from s h n cells of mature adult horses. By chance, the mare that provtded the DNA for Prometea was also the one that gave birth to her.

The discoverywasmade by apair of scientists from theuniversity of Massachusettsin Amherst. These extreme organisms were extracted from hydrothermalvents in the bottom of the Pacific Ocean and can live at a recordbreaking temperature of 121 degrees Celsius. The microbes, dubbed strain 121, can withstand autoclaving- the process used to steriize medical instruments using high temperatures. Fortunately for scientists, these deep-seadwellers are not found to be harmful.

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Judy hlcCrae of the athletics office took time out of her busy schedule to t about the adspeak with I ~ p i nstaff ditions to the Columbia Ice Fields as well as addressing concerns of students about the expansion. In a controversial referendum in 2001, students agreed to support funding of the expansion of Columbia Ice Fields and the Student Life Centre through the addition ofa $1 3.80 fee to tuition for the next 25 years. The fee dappear beginningin the term when all of the facilities are available for use - likely to be the winter 2004 term. The development project is part of the Campaign Waterloo initiative, which also is fundmg the expansions.

The price tag for therenowtions at the Columbia Ice Fields is $2.5 d o n with $200,000 being used for new fitness equipment. In the past, students have had to deal with longwaits to use equipment and the expansion to the Columbia Ice Fields hopes to address this issue. The facilitiy will be open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to midnight and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to midnight. The fitness facllities at the Physical Activites Centre will remain available, although a reorganization of the equipment is planned. The development project consists of the addition of a dressing room for the women's ice hockey team, a fitness centre, and an additional gym. The additions were expected to be completed by September 1,but that doesn't seem like it's going to happen. Con-

struction of the floor of the fitness centre will begin within the next few weeks, and it is hoped that construction will be completed and that the fachties will be available for use by October I"', although McCrae concedes that a mid-October opening is more likely. Some studentshave expressedconqdnwith the location of the new facilities, as they are located on north campus and may be difficult.to access for some. However, McCrae insists that this is not something students need to worry about. Many students living off campus will find the facility easier to access, as it is on their way to the school, and for those living on campus invillages,the ColumbiaIce Fields is approximately the same distance as the Physical Activities Centre.

Lots of ways tlo battle the freshman 15 (even if you haven't been a frosh for years) Christine Baker EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Looking for something to keep you busy? UW's campus recreation offers a variety of activities that will keep you on the move.

and assist you with spotting if required.

Fitness A number of fitness classes are available including aquafit, step classes,athletic trainingandthe technical knockout. Instructor certification classes are also available.

lntramurals Campus recreation offers intramurals in sports as diverse as Ultimate to water polo. Students are able to participate in recreational, competitive or tournament levels.

Aquatics Want to improve your speedin the pool? Become alifeguard?Maybe you just want to learn to swim. Campus recreationoffersavarietyofcoursesfor all abilities.

Conditioning If worhng out with weights is our thing, check out the conditioning room. Staff will be available to give you an orientation to the equipment, answer any questions you may have

Clubs Campus recreation has 13 clubs for you to pick from : Aiki jujutsu, archery,badminton, curling,fencing, juggling, karate, kendo, mountain bike, outers (rock climbing),rowing, ski and snowboard, table tennis, tae kwon do, ultimate. Check out the 'how to join' link on the UW campus recreation clubs page.

Budd-e-board Sign up to find other people who are interested in the same things you are - find yourself a jogging partner or a weight lifting buddy.

Ladders Each term, tennis and squash ladders are available for the advanced to the beginner.

Membership All students who are registered in courses, have avahd WATCARD and have paid their student services fee are automatically given a campus recreation membership. Guest passes are availableat$Sper day or $20 for five days so bring a friend.

Cross Canada challenge Campus recreation is challenging you to cross Canada. Sign up, submit your activites and watch as you travel across the country on a specialmap of Canada. Register online on csimpus recreation's Fit Fun page.

Campus recreation information, shedulesand registrationscan be found at www.athletics.uwaterloo.ca/ CarnpusRec/CampusRecHome.aspx

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The Colorado Avalanche made the biggest splashin the NHLoff-season by signing the dynamic duo of Paul Kariya and Teemu Selanne for the bargain price of a combined US$7 million. The offensive wizardry of ICariya and Selanne compounds what was already a high-powered Avalanche hockeymachine. Without a doubt, C o l o r a d o d be the team to watch in the upcoming season as their star-studded lineup is one to salivate over. The Avalanche's collection of superstarsis comparableto the arsenalof megastars amassed by the world-trotting Real Madrid football club. Although Colorado doesn't have the bottomless bank vault of the Madrid money-making machine, they both do have alion's share of the top talent in their respective sports. These two all-star teams have

lineups that look like they belong in fantasy video games. For starters, both RealMadrid and Colorado have arguable the most dominating player in their respective sports with Zinedine Zidane and Pcter Forsberg. Zidane is a masterful maestro in the midfield with astonishing moves and is truly a legend among legends. As is Forsberg, a beast of a man who combineso~~erpoweringphysical force with the hands of heaven that led the NHL in scoring last season with 106 points. Alongside Zidane in the midfield for Madrid is former world player of the year, Luis Figo. Figo for Real Madrid is analgous toJoe Sakic for the Avalanche in providing their teams with an unbeatable one-two punch down the middle. Up front, both teams have an absolutely deadly goal-scorer with Ronaldo for Madrid and Iclilan Hejduk for Colorado. Ronaldo is a supernatural phenomenon of a striker with an endless bag of unstoppable moves while Hejduk is an incredible stickhandlerwho won the Rocket Richard trophy last season by leading the NHL with 50 goals. Paired with Ronaldo is another top-notch striker and classy plapmaker

in Raul, whose equivalentin Colorado is Teemu Selanne. Selanne brings to Colorado an outstandng resume that includes a record 76 goal, 132 point season as a rookie in 1993-1994. Then, there's the much publicized blockbluster signings of the iconic David Beckham to Madrid and Paul Kariya to Colorado. Both Beckham and ICariya are popular figures with the Asiancommunities and they both play on the wing. However, ICariya must bounce back from a string of three good but not great seasons and Beckham still has to prove that he's more than just as apublicity cash cow. Rounding out Madrid and the Avalanche's six aces are standout defendersRoberto Carlos andRob Blake. Roberto Carlos has magic flowingfrom his ingenious movements, and the Colorado stud defender, Blake, is no slouch himself uith his awesome allaround play. Whether RealMadnd and the Colorado Avalanche d ultimately win their respective championshtps and trophtes in their upcoming seasons remains to be seen, but their explosive star-power will definitely be worth watching.

varsity games you can walk to Want to catch some varstty acuonj Several of UW's varsq teams wlll start their seawns thls fall and here 1s a lisung of some of the gamey closer to home Schedule5 for all var5itv team\ can be found at w\~w athlcttcs.uwaterloo ca/


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Qualified Gymnastics Coaches wanted part-time coaching positions still available for our Fall Recreational Program. Some classes available within walking distance from the University. Please call Robyn at the Kitchener-Waterloo Gymnastics Club, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 mm. at 743-4970. Now hiring Student Fundraisers! $81 hour to start, work on Campus, flexible hours, raises every term! If you are agood communicator, enthusiastic and dependable, then we want to talk to you! Please apply in person at the Office of Development in South Campus Hall. Please include a cover letter, resume, class schedule and three references.

Monday, September 1, 2003 University closed Labour Day. Tuesday, September 9, 2003 Return to Campus Interviews Begin. Thursday, September 11, 2003 Return to Campus Interviews end. Moday, September 15, 2003 Work Reports due by 4pm (some faculties differ- check with your undergrad office). Tuesday, September 16, 2003 "Master" Copy co-op record available after 10 pm. Wednesday, September 17, 2003 Workshops: Letter Writing: learn how to use letters to your advantage in the job search, 4:30-5:30 (TC Room 2218). Resumes: Discover techniques for writing an effective resume, 5:30-6:30 (TC Room 2218). Thursday, September 18, 2003 Workshop: Making the Career Fair Work for You: Learn the "do's" and "don'ts" of this excellent networking and work search opportunity. 2:30-3:30 (TC Room 2218) Friday, September 19, 2003 POSTING #I (includes Chartered Accounting) AVAILABLE BY 12 Noon. Workshops: Letter writing: Learn how to use letters to your advantage in the job search, 1:30-2:30(TC Room 2218). Resumes: Discover the techniques for writing an effective resume. 2:30- 3:30 (TC Room 2218). Monday, September 22, 2003 POSTING #1 EXPIRES 8pm. Hand in copy of resume package to CECS Drop, Off Slot by 8pm. Workshops: Making the Career Fair Work for You: Learn the "do's" and "don'ts" of this excellent networking and work search opportunity. 10:30-11:30 (TC Room 1208). Tuesday, September 23, 2003 POSTING # 2 (includes chartered accounting) AVAILABLE BY 12 Noon. Workshops: Own your own business: all students interested in implementing their own ideas welcome! (REgular co-op high tech-low tech-no tech). The Basics: This workshop will help you assess your readi-

Subworx -part-time supervisor required immediately. Apply to 450 Columbia Street, W. or call 884-1885. Child care - occasional outings (flexible) for developmentally delayed 10 year old. Time spent will be on self help and communication skills while having fun on outings. Ocassional child care in home for him as well as 7 year old twins (flexible) so parents can have an evening out. Looking for someone who has an interest in working with special needs children, is patient, creative and fun. Car is an asset but not necessary. $8 to $10/hour depending on background and experience. Call Deb 746-1584.

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Friday, September 5, 2003 Information for Graduate Students, 1:30 p.m. Learn about facilities and services that willmake your library research more effecitive. Sessions last about 1 hour. Meet at the Information Desk, Davis Centre Library. Monday, September 8, 2003 Library Tours: Dana Porter Library and and Davis Centre Library 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 2:30 pm, and 6:00 pm, Meet at the Public Services Desk. Monday, September 8, 2003 Library Tours: University Map and Design Library, 10:30 am and 2:30 pm, Meet at the Public Services Desk. Monday, September 8, 2003 Information for Graduate Students, 1:30 pm, Learn about facilities and services that will make your library research more effective. Sessions last about 1 hour. Meet at the Porter FLEX Lab. Tuesday, September 9, 2003 Information for Graduate Students, 10:30 am, Learn about facilities and services that will make your library research more effective. Sessions last about 1 hour. Meet at the Information Desk, Davis Centre Library. Tuesday, September 9, 2003 Library Tours: Dana Porter Library and Davis Centre Library, 10:30 am, 1 l:30

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Taking GRT is easier than you think! ANY Route #7 bus that stops on campus will take you directly to King and University, Uptown Waterloo and Downtawn Kitchener. Buses entering campus from Columbia St (Mue line) anive t the Columbia entrance at the times shown for and travel along the east side of campus (by the Davis Centre).

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Buses entering campus from University Ave (green line) anive at the Seagram enhance at the times shown for @ and travel along the west side of campus (by the Student Life Centre). Check the schedule, shown here A bus will enter campus at 12:17 pm from Columbia go to any stop # 1571 or 1573 OR; A bus will enter campus at 12:28 prn from . University Ave @ go to any stop # 1697 or 1305 or 1306 OR; call Telerider.

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UW at S a g a Dr to UW at Columbio St Kitchener Transportanon Centre via University 6: 16am 6:49am 7: 19am 7:50am 8:20am 8:50am 9:20am 9:50am 10:20am 10:50am 1 1:20am 1 1:50am 12:20pm 12:50pm 1 :20pm 1 :50pm 2:25pm 2:56pm 3:1lpm 3:26pm 3:4l pm 3:56pm 4:1 lpm 4:26pm 4:4l pm 4:56pm 5:1lpm 5:26pm 5:56pm 6:23pm For all other times call Telerider, or pick up a schedule at the Turnkey Desk, Fed Office, Modem Languages coffee shop, Village 1, South Campus Hall Visitors Centre, or Davis Centre.

to lcltchener Tmnsportation Centre

via CdumM 5:48am 6:32am 7:02am 7:32am 8:03am 8:33am 9:02am 9:32am l0:02am 10:32am 1 1 :02am 1 1 :32am 12:02pm 12:32pm 1:02pm 1:32pm 2:02pm 2:32pm 2:50pm 3:02pm 3:47pm 4:02pm 4: 17pm 4:32pm 4:47pm 5:02pm 5: 1 7pm 5:47pm 6:05pm 6:30pm 7:OOpm 7:30pm 8:OOpm 8:30pm 9:OOpm 9:30pm 10:OOpm 1O:3Opm 11 :00pm 1 1:30pm 12:OOpm 12:28pm

Travels up King St from downtown terminal, turns onto Columbia and travels down Columbia until it enters the Ring Road. 7E turns left, going past the Davis Centre and exits at the Seagram entrance and goes back down University Ave to King St and into Uptown Waterloo and Downtown Kitchener.

Travels up King St from downtown terminal, turns onto University Ave and then enters the ring road at Seagram. It then turns left going past the Student Life Centre and exits onto Columbia St, heading towards King St and then continues into Uotown Waterloo and Downtown Kitchener.

Route8

Route13

Makes a figure 8 around the cities of Kitchener and Waterloo. Major destinations are Belmont Village, Fairview Park Mall, Kitchener Auditorium and the University of Waterloo

New Laurelwood Route Departs from U of W ring road and follows Columbia St past the Columbia Lake Townhouses to Laurelwood. Ten minutes to Sobey's Plaza.

Route12 Your major shopping link Travels between Conestoga, Highland Hills and Fairview Park Malls. It takes 28 minutes to get to Conestoga Mall and 44 minutes to get to Fairview Park Mall from U of W. No link to downtown terminal

Express Route 101 Travels Between University of Waterloo and Fairview Park Mall, both directions 15 minutes Monday to Friday, 6am to 9am and 3pm to 6pm

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