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25. Toyota 26. Twists argument 28. Columns and rows 29. Mstakes 30. Harvest 31. Hindu dress 33. Pout 37. Mergmg 40. Management labour action 41. Indianpolitical force 43. Many frosh 46. Acted 48. Babble 50. Founder of positivism 52. Be gloomy 53. Wading bird 54. Empty area 55. Twelve 56. Y&R Bobby Marsino 57. "ShinpHappy People" singers 58.Decay 60. H a 9 Potter post
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28 Electrical Engineering
Larry Smith wants to push your buttons U W econ professor to give lecture on obtaining the career of your dreams Kimberlv Mackhan
YorkUniversity7sRobarts Centre for Canadian Studies has issued a report warning the World Tradc Organization that average real incomes in the dedopeda.orld are now 75 times higher than in the least developed regions. 3 Talks bemeen Canadian Cnion of Public Employees Local 2361 and The University of Western Ontario hare broken down, setting the stage for a possible strike or lockout at Western inearly October. The University of \'ictoria's student union is kicking off the fall term by giving out "bike bursaries" to selected students as part of avolunteer-based pilot project that combines cycling and recycling. U of G Physics Prof Carl Svensson and his team of researchers have been awarded an $8 million equipmentgrant by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to build a device called TIGRESS, which will help them advance scientific understanding of the nucleus. Canada
Paul lMartin disclosed half a million dollars in large corporate donations to 'ris "blind trust"
leadership war chest,with $1 00,000ofit coming from the CanWest Global media empire. o Sevenpeople from SummerBeaverwere killed when an I 1-seatCessna Grand Caravan owned by Wasaya Airways crashed near the isolated native community. The pilot also died. Municipal health officials sap they don't have the resources to closely monitor the province's meat processing plants and that this is a blind spot in the food supply chain that threatens public health. The number of big-city neighbourhoods dominated byvisibleminorities has skyrocketed during the past two decades, but the enclaves suffer troublingrates of povert). and unemployment, a new Statistics Canada report reveals. o The Canadian government has told Saudi Arabia that it must conduct an "open and transparent" investigation into allegations that Canadian citizen William Sampson was tortured in a Saudi jail. International
o A typhoon lashed coastal South Koreawith a fury unseen in a century, lifting shipping containers in the air, toppling gigantic cranes and flipping a cruise ship on its side. Venezuela's election councilrejected a petition for a vote on ending Hugo Cha~~ez's presidency, a major setbackin opposition efforts to oust the leftist leader. A bomb apparently intended for a Phlippine town mayor exploded Sunday in front of a Roman Catholic church, injuring one of his bodyguards but leaving him unharmed, officials said. o The United States government is trying to execute a hijacker for the first time, and seeking the death penalty for the leader of a group of Palestinian terroristswho tookover aPanXm jet in Pakistan.
With plenty to say and a devotional portion of students willing to hear it,no UW professor is as ready for public lecture as economics prof. Larry Smith. Be sure to catch him on Thursday, Scptember 25,when he will appear in Davis Ccntre, room 1331 at 5 p.m. to deliver his new speech ,'Impressing Employers: How to Find Their Hot Buttons." The speechis hosted by the UWBusiness and In~estmentClub and is free to the public, It will be on the subject of career roadways for graduating students as well as younger ones and how confidence and just alittle bit of sellingpoweris all you need to land yourself a fulfilling job. This subject topic is a familiar one to Smith, and one he takes to heart. "I felt itwas somethmg students would find very interesting and what they need to know in amarketplace whchis very difficult. You have to impress employers. [It's] not just an employer saying, 'Ah well: maybe you're useful.'They7re looking for very talented people. You push that button and get that employer's attention," says Smith, referencing the lecture's title. Ever the showman, Smith is a little reluctant togve away toomuch o f h s materid "Youwant me to give you all my punchhnes," he joked. "Then the audience will sit there waiting for me to say it and then they won't react." Still, Smith divulged some details, such as how he thinks students need not appear perfect to interviewers to get their attention. "So many job applicants are so poorly prepared for an interview that if you just do a little bit extra you can impress your employer.That's a big deal. D o not tell [the employer] that you're not a genius and that you don't have a thousand hours to prep. Say that you're an average person who needs a reasonable amount of time and who will spend less time at the Bomber. If you can work efficiently and are a regular person you can impress an employer right off their chair." Also, don't believe this lecture is only for final
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The man behind the myth; see Larry Smith in action on September 25 at DC 1351. year students. ''hiuch of what I'm going to say is especiallyapplicable to senior student level, but is also directly applicable to the frosh," he said. "Even the frosh can impress employers, although they need to do it in a somewhat differentway.They'regettingfrosh careeradvicewhether they want it or not." As many of his students are assuredly aware, Smith is very outspoken and anyone coming to hear him talk must be ready to take his words with a grain of salt, including his thoughts on some students' fantastical job expectations. "I sometimes think that students fall into two lunds. Some students are so blissed out that they believe that they can get a job easily, which is an overconfident co-op 101 response," he opined. And other students have dummied-down their expectations, and all they want is a co-op job somewhere. Maybe where they can be home and not have to move is the only ambition they have. That's profoundly disturbing." Smith even condemns the job advice-or lack thereof - UW students receive, stating that the biggest obstacle for UW students seeking employmentis "their ownlackofunderstandingof what they need to do to get agood job. I've seen many graduating students and they just don't know what they should be doing, and I know
these are talented men and women. They are highly capable academically.They just don't know what they should be doing. They fail to breakout of the easy halfway, which is four co-op terms with company X, company Xnaturally hires you, pour life is set.And you've never ever considered any alternative except company X, because itwas easy. It takes understanding to findgood jobs." As for Smith's own confidence, he says it is very healthy and that students must earn such esteem on their own terms. "I have no magicway to give youcareer success or even to tell you how to be skilled," he said. 'Your skills need practice. I talk a lot, so I'm used to it. 1 normally expect to make a connectionwith my audence because I normally do, and if not then it's certainly my fault because I must not have prepared, because I've done it thousands of times. It's not false confidence or bravado or even arrogance.When a concert pianist sits down at the piano, they know they're gonna be good, because they've played this piece hundreds of times." T h s isn't false modesty either, folks. As Smith happily points out, "No one's ever accused me of being modest in any way, shape or form."
Your vote 1s your voice, vote! A guide to the how, what, where and when of voting in the provincial election Kimberlv Mackhan and Krvstle Chatar IMPRINT STAFF AND SPECIAL TO IMPRINT
O n Election's Day, all persons who are Canadian citizens of age 18years or older andwho are also residents of anelectoraldistrict in Ontario willbe eligible 10vote. Specialcircumstancesmay apply to voters who are either Ontario residents outside the province, non-traditional residences or inmates in penal or correctional institutions. Eligible voters who &d not live in Ontario within tsvo years of the election day,may be able to rote if they lived in Ontario for a minimum of 12 consecutive months before terminating residence in that area, if they planned to live in Ontario again andif their last Ontario abode was in that electoral district. Persons unable to cast their ballots- on Election Day or at an advance poll- should appoint another personin their electoraldistrict to vote on their behalf. Elections Ontario has
advised students to choose a proxy, that they know and trust, in order to cast their ballots accordingtotheir selection.Apersonmaynot act as proxy for more than two other voters. Students, who would like to vote before Election Day, may take advantage of any advance polls in the electoral district. Advance Polls are from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. while conventionalvoting hours on Election Day are from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The location of the polling place, where a personmayvote on ElectionDay,is providedon the Notice of Registration Card that is sent to all eligible voters (whose names appear on the Voters' List for their electoral district). Students who have not received the Notice of Registration card may not be on the Voters' h s t . Students qualified to vote but who are not on the list may either attain a "Certificate to Vote" or have their names added to the Voters' List at their polling place on ElectionDay. To acquire a "Cer-
tificate to Vote," students should visit the revision assistant at their electoral &strict returning office or at any advance poll location. For students to have their name added to the Voters List at their polling place on Election Day, students must make a statutory declaration to establish their identity and their qualifications as well as state that they have not alreadpvoted in the election.
o In the September 12 issue, the article "OUSA coming to U W to spread the vote to students" provided the wrong Web site for viewing OUSA's survey results. The correct address is www.educatedchoice.ca.
FRIDAY, SEPTEhlBER 19,2003
Iron rings brandished for engineering alumni reunion UW welcomes back engineering classes of '63, '68 arid '73 Andrew Dilts
'The reunion included a tour of
This pastweekend, University ofWaterloo engineering alumni gathered together to celebrate milestone anniversaries, including the second class ever to graduate from UW engneering. The Engineering Alumni Reunion brought together hundreds of former students from the classes of 1963,1968and 1973,the first ofwhich was the second UVV engineeringclass, graduating 40 years ago. As many as 170 former UW students wore their iron rings out t h s weekend to reunite, reminisce and share in good times. UW president David Johnston commented on the reunion. "There was great enthusiasm at the event. Those grads have had fascinating careers andlook back to the university's founding years with real affection." Alumni who attended the weekend were treated to a number of celebratory highlights, including a lunch at UW's posh University Club, dinner at the Four Points Sheraton in IGtchener, and a President's Reception at the WilliamM. Tatham Centre for Co-Operative Education and Career Services.The reception, in addition towine, cheese anda speech from PresidentJohnston, also provided an oppoltunity for alumni to seekresizing for and replacement of their iron rings.
Co-op: CECS.online coming soon
engmeering grads who earned thelr iron rings in the class of 2003. JULIAN APONG
"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear
- not absence of fear." - Mark Twain
More than a blackout is res~onsiblefor this term's delayed OSAP payments Christine Baker and Mark Stratford EDITOR-IN-CHIEF/IMPRINTSTAFF
August's provmce-wde blackout IS not the only factor that has created delays for students m need of OSAP. Severalother occurrences have played a role in the delay tn processmg OSAP apphcauons. Accordtng to DaveRoss, hhtstry o f T r a m g , Colleges and Uruverstnes, the system had been attacked by the Blasterworm computerwrus just pnor to the blackout. "The blackout slmply compounded the ~ssue,"s a ~ dRoss. Users who were sull infected m t h the Blasterwormwus further slowed down processtng as the government worked to protect tts system. Furthermore, it was incorrectly reported tn the September 12 Issue of Impnnt that the slowdown was compounded by government workers bemg gven time off. As Ross polnted
'number one' selection; other job offers would then be ranked sequentially. Students can have "gaps" in their The new CECS.online will, however, rankings. For example, a student can allow for more than one job offer to be have a job (that he or she does not ranked as 'number one.' "It helps you want) ranked as number nine with- to keep your option open instead of out having to consecutively rankhis cutting them down [to one top job or her other jobs commencing from offer]. If you want to take a job but me to eight.Therefore thechances would rather have something else, it of being stuckwith a job that you gives you the abilityto not sign a job off do notwant become less practica- but rather not default to it in a tight situation," said Thomas. ble. Moreover, the old co-op system Thomas believes this new process reduces the chances ofhaving only allowed for one match period and would then switch into the continuous to sign off jobs. 3ur feelingwasthat itwould make phase. CECS.online was designed to be more flexible ngs better for the students as they and allow students would have more conto have various 'IThe chances matchintemals. trol over the ranking process." he revealed. of a student Job offers will be available at parFurthermore, the algorithm for matchnot getting ticular application .. ing a student with a a job periods. The prospective job has CECS.Online been upgraded. The will be project coold algorithm conreduced." ordinators intend tained 2 to leave the initial -Dave Thomas, 'maximization' CECS Associate Director planning period unaltered, method that would examine potential However there matches between students and em- is a strong possibhq that the initial ployers. The method would return job-matching period would be folto the beginning ofthe selectionloop lowed by second match phase. There and scrutinize any job that was un- would then be a series of matches that fded. It would then randomly exam- may be run everyother day so as to help ine any students who were involved students get jobs sooner and more in that loop andinspect if there could effectively.As the systemgoes through be a different match to fillthat vacant its different cycles,it allows for multiple job. match phases. T o avoid having a student obtain Thomas said, "It is easier for stua job randomly, the new process may dents to monitor changes in employremove a student froma job selection ment that way. They will only have to and possibly replace that candidate check the system, say once aweek, for with another student who is more changes rather than having to continusuited for the match. The algorithm ously monitor the system. "We are tqlng to establish apattern. was also established so that in situations where there was a tie in a stu- Jobs will be up for a while and then they dent's matches, he or she would not will be down. In theory, we could put get put into the job that was less all the jobs up at one time if they were in our hands." This is different from preferred. "The way that Co-op Student the current system because it pro~ldes Council understands the new algo- students with a system-match instead rithm,we arevery muchin favour of of limited job offers. Earlier this year, the CECSonline it. While it may mean a small handful ofjobs not matchedeach terrn,itwiU management team put the core funcsignificantlyincrease the number of tionality of the project into operation. jobs received by students that are the The CECS.online pilot project is presones that they want to have most. So entlyinprogress and the systemshould it's a small sacrifice for a great ben- be fully implemented withn the next efit," said Liam McHugh-Russell, six to ten months. Feds VP Education. The TTPED firstname.lastname@example.org helps students with co-op issues, including struggles with the co-op Editor's note: More information on process. the changes to the co-op process and In the old system, students could the launching of CECSonline will be only have one job ranked as their available in the next issue of Imprint. Continued from cover
Show us the money! Agitated students await OSAP payments. out, "OSAP was deemed an essential senice." Financialaidofficeemployees also want students to know that for two full weeks at the beginning of each term- the orientation week and the week after- extended staffis issued to the office; such was the case this
term and such wiU be the case next term. In other words, do not worry about lack of assistance should such problems improbably repeat themselves this winter. email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19,2003
Provinicial election dav is October 2
SO,how informed are VOW Kimberly Mackhan IMPRINTSTAFF
Ontario Libertarian Party
Freedom Party of Ontario (FP)
President: Robert Metz, Leader: Paul McKeever, web site: www.freedomparty.org Description: FP is an Communist Party of Canada international political (CPC) party basedon the prinPresident:None. Leader:Elizabeth ciple that every in&Rowley. Web site:www.cornmunist- vidual, in the peaceful party.ca. pursuit ofpersonal fulDescription: The CPC is a forefront filment, has an absolute right to his or her left-wing Canadian political party. Highlights of manifesto: Shorter own life, liberty, and workweekswithn01ossinpay;wealth~ P'oPeny. corporations pay higher taxes;improve Highlights of maniuniversal social programs; protect the festo: End the Double-Tuienvironment against corporate devas- tion Penalty for children who tation; guarantee the right of workers go to "private" schools, eliminate to organize and bargain collectively; the capitalgains tax, prohibit borrowpromote equ&ty for women and col- ing by the Ontario government, dediouredpeop1e;democraticconstitutional cate any monetary surplus (and all of reform; create recognition for the full it) to pay off the provincialdebt and/ equality of Quebec with the rest of or reducing taxes, eliminate the 4.3 Canada;guarantee fullaboriginal rights; cent price cap on electricity so that c u t d t q spendingby 50per cent and inchiduals pay only for the electricity act against racism, sexism and homo- they consume, allow competition in phobia. healthcareinsuranceandwithdraw provincial funding from any universitj. Family Coalition Party of Ontario that allows the religon or lifestyle of a President: Louis Reltzel, Leader: person to be influential for "student Giuseppe Gori admissions, academic or non-acaWebsite:www I:amdyPart)l.on.ca demic staffing, fundmg, promotions, Description: The Ontano Coalluon or professorial tenure." clams to bc the fourthlargcstpam and Green Party of Ontario adhtres to pnnclples that rccogiwe the supremacy of God and the rule oflaw. President: James Harris, Leader: Highlightsofmanifesto: Defend the Frank D e Jong, web site: tradiuonal definition of a family as uww.greenparty.on.ca father, mother and natural or adopted Description:The Green Party is part children, allow parents to send their of a global movement of over 100 children to the school of their [i.e. nations. Some people believe the Onparents'] choice or home school, allow tario Green Party is an environmental equal access to quality health care re- protest party. gardless of the ability to pay, terminate Highlightsofmanifesto: Raise Onfunding for elective medcal procedures tario's minimum wage so that minion healthy people (such as abortion mum wage earnings are above the and sex-change operations), and estab- poverty line, ban use of chemicallawn lish a fair and flexible student loan spraying of herbicides and pesticides systemthatwould tie the repayment of throughout Ontario, expand animal loans to a graduate's income (this is cruelty laws to phase out factory farmsupposed to ensure reasonable repay- ing and the use of growth hormones ment terms, minimize the cost to tax- in livestock, increase production of payers of defaulted loans, and make local and organic foods, encourage equality ofwomen through tax incenmore education fundmg possible). The followinginformation provides a summary of the registered political parties in Ontario as of September 17, 2003:
tives for job-sharing, flex-time and work-at-home Gograms andincrease funding for educational alternatives including home schooling, religious and alternative-learningsfhools. Ontario Liberal Party (OLP)
President: Greg Sorbara, Leader: Dalton McGuinty hlPIJ, web site: mv.ontarioliberal.com DescMtion: Somepeople have nicknamed the 012as the "radical centre." Liberals support equal opportunity for all persons, development of a unique and diverse cultural community and preservation of the Canadian identity in a global society. Highlights ofmanifesto: Ban twotier health care, smoking in public places and "junk food" in schools, revoke the Harris-Eves government's $3.2 bihon corporate tax agreement and the $500 million contribution to private schools, establish smaller class sizes, obligatory education until age 18,a university and college tuition fee freeze and a 10 per cent expansion in post-secondary spaces, 8,000 more nurses and 1,600 new hospital beds, 20,000 new housing units and double the provincial investment in public uansit, replace coal-fxed generating plants that pollute the air and prevent the raiding ofwater supplies for profit.
President: George Dance, Leader: Sam Apelbaum, web site: www.libeaarian.on.ca Descri~tion: Libertarian principles state that functions of government should be constitutionally restricted and that society needs "an institution charged with the task of protectingindividualrights under an objective code of rules." This basic task is supposed to be the lone moral validation for a government. Highlights of manifesto: End all government participation in education and allow it to be a matter of indvidual choice, oppose government-opcrated health care, education and other state services,compel criminals to pay for their court-defence instead of taxpayers, phase out Ontario's sales tax, liberate non-Toronto taxpayers from subsidizingGTA public transit,enforce animrnediate 10per cent across-the-board spendtng cut for all government departments, sell public housing and use the money to pay down the provincial debt. New Democratic Party of Ontario (ONDP)
President: Gail Broad, Leader: Howard Hampton hlPP, web site: www.ontariondp.on.ca Description: NDP's strategies are steered by social democracy.They believe in fair distribution of wealth among citizens, solidarity, sustainabllity and permitting people to employ control over the decisions that affect their hves. Highlights of manifesto: Stop hydro privatization and deregulation, create 100new community health centres,put funds backinto public health care, ensure every student has the opportunity to excel by guaranteeing by a dedicatedEducation ExcellenceFund
that takes the politics out of education funding, stop public funding for private schools, increase the minimum wage to $8 an hour, freeze rents for two years, cut tuition by 10 per cent and ensure that no student is denied aqualityeducation,build at least 32,000 units of reasonably priced houses or training for hnancialreasonsand lower transit fares. Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario (PC PARTY)
President:Blair McCreade, Leader: Hon. Ernie Eves MPP, web site: www.ontariopc.on.ca Description: Since confederation, Conservatives have been in power in Ontariolonger than any other political party. PCs believe that theinterests of Ontario are best served by a strong, unified and democraticCanadiangovernment that serves the people and accepts social responsibilities while allowing individuals freedom of opportunity. Highlights of manifesto: Guarantee willing and qualified students in Ontario aplacein a college or universityprogram, oblige colleges and universities to reserve 30per cent'ofyearly tuition increases to aid need-based students, put students first and prohibit education strikes, lockouts and work-to-rule job action during the schoolyear,introduce mortgageinterest t a x deductions to help homeown-
crs, produce more tax relief for jobcreatingbusinesses,givetaxpayersnew rights (including protection against municipal tax increases without their consent), proxlde more funding for at least another 1,000 front-line police officers across Ontario andbuild hghways and transit that help reduce gridlock and pollution. Cast yourvote. Discover the candidate who most represents your ideas about government; take the time to educate yourself andvisit the different politicalweb sites.It may be the strongest tool a student may have in selecting the government.
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Waterloo regional police are looking for four teenagers who demanded money from a Universityof Waterloo student as he walked home late last week. The 23-year old studentwas walking alone on University Avenue West fromcampuswhen he was approached by the teens at about 3 a.m. Police said the student initially ignored the teens and continued walking. But the teens, one armedwith a knife, kept yelling at him. The teens said they wanted his money. The student said he didn't have any cash and the teenagers eventually fled. Anyone with any details is asked to contact the police immediately at 8884567 ext. 491 1. All calls will be kept completelyconfidential.
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Efforts are under way to enumerate UW students for the upcoming provincial election. Bill Blake, university liaison officer for elections Ontario is working with dons to contact and enumerate all on-campus residents 18 and over.According to Residence Life co-ordinator,Leanne O'Donnell, the number of trained and swornin enumerators were few and in an effort to reach alarge number of students there was a "mass enumeration" on September 11 in the great hall in Village
One. On-campus residents thatwere not enumerated and off-campus students who have never voted in an Ontario election will have to go to the returning office, located at Brighton Public School, 65 Noecker St., Waterloo to register to vote. O n Thursday September 25, there will be a rally in support of public education at the quad outside of Fred Nichols campus centre at Laurier. UW students willmeet outside the SLC by the Scoops entrance at 4p.m. and will walk over to Laurier at 4:30 p.m. According to Liam McHugh-
Russell, Fcds VP education, several prominent members of the community are being invited to speak with students during the event. Feds wll run buses to the returning office for students to be enumerated on September 30 and October 1. Feds, in collaborationwlth the UYV grad student association, the staff association and the faculty association, have co-ordinated an all canhdates forum in the SLC for September 29. Candidates from the IGtchener-Waterloo riding have been invited.
Lectures, seminars and guest speaker events 201 of St. Paul's United College. Health Informatics seminar
Kimberly Mackhan IMPRINT STAFF
Jean Becker,UW's &st Aboriginal counselor, is beginning a series of lectures on contemporary issues influencingCanada's Native people. The central purpose of the speaker series will be to improve the learning experience of native students and others on campus, as well as to promote links with the local Aboriginal society. "The 370 Contemporary Issues in Native Communities in Canada" speaker series is open to the public. It will run onThursdays from 8 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. in MacIOrdy Hall, Room
UW's infraNET Project and the newly founded Waterloo Institute for Health Informatics Research are organizinginnovative series seminars by bringing out speakers who are leading professionals in health informatics.The Sma,rterHealthLeadership in Health Informatics Series will host its first seminar on wellness and health in the Internet age on September 24 from 3 p.m. to 4 3 0 p.m. at UW's Davis Centre, Room 1302. Dr. Alex Jadad, director of the Centrc for Global eHealth Innovation,CanadaResearchChairm eHealth Innovation University Health Network and professor at the University ofToronto,will be the spokesperson for the event. The seminarwilldiscuss advances in technology. Anyone interestingin attending should register
on-line at: www.infranet.uwaterloo.ca or call (519) 888-4004. There is no charge. Arriscraft visiting lecture series
UW's School ofArchitecture heralds the beginningof the newhrriscraft VisitingLecture Series.The series will showcase renowned national and internationalarchitects,scholars and artists to address subjects in contemporary design, arts and culture. O n October 9, a UW architecture graduate, PeterClewes,will talkabout his recent work and award-winning designs of innovative residential buildings. The public is invited to attend the talks that take place onThursdays at 7 p.m. in the Lecture Room at the School of Architecture in the Environmental Studies Building on the University of Waterloo campus.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19,2003
Opinmn eltor Matt Strauss oplnlon@mpnnt uwaterloo ca
She has great enthusiasm Why we love Babs FACTS OF LIFE We live in a society that is obsessed with how we look. We are constantly judged by how others perceive our appearance. In fact, accordmg to research done at the University of Toledo, first impressions can influence whetherwe get jobs, make friends or get the date -regardless of what we are actually like. Holy Toledo! Studies show that we hme about 30 seconds to make a f ~ simpression. t Thirty seconds. That's nothing. I might have time to stand up, shake hands, swallow what I'm chewingwhatever. And, theoretically, without having said a word, my fate is sealed with any one particular person. Not a bad prospect if1were always perfectly groomed and poised and my hair was
oblivious to the weather. But let's get real. My life seems to interfere with my ability to be perfect. Who would have known that having a bad day could turn into such a personal public relations nightmare. The theory that attractive people make better first impressions is common enough to Kave garnered its own name -"what is beautiful is good." (And so the rest of us are . . . ?) Studies have shown that we perceive attractive people to be happier, more intelligent and better adjusted. As it turns out, they have been found to be more popular, make more money and beless lonely. Cosmetic surgeons must love that statistic. Anyway, what does that mean for the rest of us? Are u7e forever doomed to make mediocre first impressions? What does it say about l i e when my hair is freaking out or my clothes arewrinkled? Probably nothinggood. Will that impression stick with me forever evenif1ampcrfectlygroomed from that day forward? (Not that that would be likely. . . I hate ironing and my hair freaks out fairlyregularly.)I'm
guessing that my strange obsession with organizing things is masked by my appearance -perhaps by my hair alone. I apparently don't project my interior self well. As if this wasn't bad enough, I've even had people make my first impression for me. I once had an interview after which my new boss went and told everyone worlilng that he decided to hire me because I had "big boobs and great enthusiasm." Forget for a moment that I was eminently qualified for the job, had lots of experience and the interview had gone well- he clearly had other assets in mind. At least he didn't have to go far to check my credentials. Once I started the job, I'm sure I was "that girl" to a lot of people without even knowing it. I keep remindng myself to dust off my iron and just not go outside when it's humid. Until then, all I need is a first chance at a secondimpression. Oh, and just for the record-I do have really great enthusiasm.
I Dress up, then giddy up
TOUCHED Throughout childhood, many kids partake in the wonderful world of make-believe. This usually involves dressing up and pretendmg to be somehng else.The ever-popular television show Mr. Dressup displayed this magnificently. Ddy, viewerswere invited to explore theTickle Trunk as endless costumeswere presented and used. Each episode brought a whole new adventure. This avoided a repetitious feeling, regardless of the
structured nature of the show. During every installment Mr. Dressup draws,reads,gets crafty and converses with his puppet friends - but the costumes are different every time. In order to maintaininterest, avoiding monotony is essential to many walks in lifc - entertainment and relationships included. Not only did Mr. Dressup offer a show for the enjoyment of children, he also (most likelj-unintentionally)highlighted the importance ofrariety in the sex lives of adults. Partaking in role-play situations provides an outlet for sexual curiosities, desires and fantasies. Delving into this creative option offers many benefits. Briefly noted above is the avoidance of repetition, but need for excitementandvarietyis necessary for along and satisfying sexlife. Another positive point, possibly overlooked, Friday, September 19 - Vol. StudentLife Centre 1116 UniversityofWaterloo Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
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is that it can be easier to experiment when charactersare created. Gettingintroduced to avibrator by a kinky rock star, rather than arelaxed boyfriend, might remove initial feelings of awkwardness brought on by the top. Although. at times, sustaining the roles can be difficult, especiallyinmore intense situations. Drawing from differentvocabularies, gestures and such can be confusing to your lover. For a successful "dress-up? expelience, both parties must keep in mind that it is a game, and over time, comfort levels will grow. Start slow mlth more mainstream examples like that of the French maid or Catholic school girl; save the dominatrix act until the waters have been tested a bit.
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whde other rising stars remained in the cold. To this, one would have to point out that Barbara was undoubtedly a class act. Her tendency to stray away from her rock and roll contemporaries mixed with a great sense of character and quirky sense of humour endeared her, especially to gay men, but also lesbians as well. Furthermore, throughout her career Barbara became increasinglymore In a time in which the queer commu- involved with the Democrat partynity tends to idolize suchupbeat drvas not to mention she became a posteras Madonna, Cher and Kylie hfinogue, gu-l for AIDS charities to boot. Then one must wonder what we ever really there was also the scandal surroundsawin someone so oddly gran&oseas ing her adorable son's (Jason Gould) Barbara Streisarld. I mean, honestly, sexuality. Yes, Jason was gay, and his how did t h s big-haired, big-nosed coming out only furthered his mothqueen of cabaret march her way into er's climb to queer cultural stardom. the annals of queer civilization?And, Even though she was terrified of how did she end up being crowned live audiences,Barbara agreedin 1994 "Grande Dame" ofgay icons?These to return to the stage for a mega-sellare questions I strive to answer ,in my out tour. It was during this tour in tribute to Barbara Streisand. urhch Barbaraeffectivelj-reinindedher Born in 1942, this Brooklyn g r l fans that not onlpwas homosexuality from the m o n g side fabulous in her of the tracks began books, but that she her career In enteralso completely untainment at the npe derstood her role as age of 18, playing in aniconin the queer an assortment of community. Her cabarets In Manhatgay jokes, for examtan. By 1962,Barbara ple, pertaining to had made her film her abiity to w a k debut in the Broadaround New York way musical, "I Can City during the Gay G e t I t For You Games because Wholesale." Altherewas aBarbara though the show on every corner wasn't aninstant hit, Papa, can you hear me? wentdownparticuBarbarawas. Her suclarly well. Not surcess from the show spouted off into prisingly, that tour pumped millions the following year as her first album of dollars into her charitable works. became a double Gramrny. In that In 1998, Barbara married actor same year, she wed her first husband, James Brolin, finally ready to settle Elliot Gould. down and take some well-deserved In thc seventics and eighties, time off fromthe stressofher successBarbara churned out album after al- ful career. Despite the many Barbara bum and made just about every televStreisand jokes that exist today (the sion appearance imaginable. She also Streisand episode of South Park is quickly became a h t on the big screen, particularlyhilarious)we mustrememwinning her first Oscar for the movie ber how great Barbara Streisandreally version of "Funny Girl." is, both on and off the stage. Popular as she was becoming, it is Surely, the Grande Dame of gay still questionable as to why Ms. icons lives on. Streisand so successfully reached the hearts of queers all over the world, acowan@im~rint.uwaterloo.ca
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Ontario deserves better Will Peters COMMUNITY EDITORIAL
Thereis somethingrottenin theprovince of Ontario. A system that legally forces people to pay large sums of money each year to wealthy private companies whch, for most people, most of the time, provide nothing in return. Payments have shot up by over 20 per cent in the last two years. The system charges rates based on dscriminatory factors such as age, gender, marital status and geographc location. Another ugly aspect of this industry isits \lolation ofmarket principles; it's futile to look for better rates because all companies charge the same. These companies charge scandalously high deductibles and a user's rates usually skyrocket if a claim is made. In fact, the rate hkes formaking a claim are so steep that many people don't report accidents (which is illegal) and settle outside of theinsurance system. This is an outcome that insurancecompanies probably like and the steep rate hkes may exist, at least
partly, to encourage it. The rot described above is, of course, private auto insurance. A stink that many Ontarians have noticed and want to clean up. The solution to this stench is public auto insurance. Ontario came very close to having apublic auto insurance systemin the '90s. The Bob Rae government assumed power with the intention of instituting a public auto insurance system. At the time, however, Ontariowasin arecessionandRae felt the increase in temporaryunemployment unacceptable. Presently in Canada, public auto insurance systems are in placein Manitoba, Saskatchewan and British Columbia. These plans show that public auto insurance is cheaper, fairer and better for drivers. In recent years, public systems in these provinces have kept rates low, while rates have sky-rocketedinprovinceslike New Brunswick,NovaScotia and Ontario which have for-profit insurance. For example, with public auto insurance a family of four in Vancouver with two young drivers
driving a minivan, paid only $1,184 in premiums in 2001. In Ontario, a similar family with the same model vehicle, would pay $2,959. That's two and a half times as much. It is estimated that a public system would cut premiums by at least 20 per cent. The most obx~iousreason why it would be cheaper is that it's anot-for-profit system.Another is that it would be a more efficient system; one insurance company would provide the product that over 100 private firms do now. Also, it would be a fairer system, as itwould be based on an individual's driving record. Further benefits of the system are that the company's portfolio could be invested in provincial, municipal and education bonds which would further benefit Ontarians.Overall,the systemwould contribute to a higher quality of life in Ontario. It's tune for public auto insurance; actually, it's long overdue. '
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OUR HOUSE This past Monday I hadmy first "celebrity" interview and boy was I nenrous. I tried to calm myself and keep composed-after all, this "celebrity" is also just a human being, an equal to the rest of us. Just because he is a superstar in Europe and has a solid following in Canada doesn't mean he's any better than you or LYet as I sat in the studio awaitinghis call, I could feel the butterfies inmy stomach. Iwas scared to ask the wrong question and look like a goof, or get a fact wrong and look like a bigger goof. Then he called and lo and behold, I ended up looking like a goof. I talked to h m for 15 minutes, asked a bunch of dumb questions, didn't know of a musician he idolizes and even got the venue wrong for his concert the first time I said it (luckily I can edit that for air). But when the interview was over I couldn't have felt any better. It was like a sense of relief and celebration all rollcd into one -it felt lke heurasjust talking to a buddy ofhis, like he was calling me just to catch up. It felt pretty good thatwe could simply have a candd conversation, regardless of how many facts I messed up. He must have known I was new at this (in fact I ended up tehng him how new I was to inteniewing near the end), so he kept it simple for me and went at my pace, like a true professional. In the end, I came out with an interview that was entertaining. Yet
when I think about it, I can't r e d y classify the interview as mainstream. There might be one or two "mainstream" questions w e "who are your influences" - every musician gets asked that) mixed in for knowledge sake, but that's it. The rest is just two people talking about stuff. In the age of "reality" everything (reahty game shows, reality dating, reality "becoming Enrique Iglesias"), this kind of recorded conversation might be in high demand. Campus radio gives an amateur show host such as me a realm to offer an alternative, raw approach to traditional interviewing. I don't have to worry about "screwing up," because that's what makes the interviews funny (and believe me, it's easy for me to make myself look dumb). Unlike commercial radio interviewswhich often seem to followa cookie-cutterformula, campus radio talks can add a whole new dimensionto acelebrity that yournight have never known existed. Most of them really are just normal people with a gift to entertain. When1 think about it on agrander scale, UW (and university life in general) provides so many venues where you can simulate the real world feel and not worry too much about "setbacks". Much like campus radio and Impri~tt,varsity sports and co-op, are examples of the many ways that universityis designed togive us apracdce ground before we really get out in the realworld,yet stillget hllcredjt for our work accomplished. For me, I can sapI'ma broadcasted radio DJ on the FM airwaves; andI'm still in university! Take that, George Strombolopulous! To readArdak '~nntemiewuith a celebdy," check out the An's section
Role-play: unleash the sex fiend w i t h Continued from page 7
Introducingrole-play into your sex life does not have to be complicated or planned out. Revert to your child hood roots when you ransacked your parents' closet and uncovered endless options. Relying on another's closet may not be wise in this situation, as clothngmay get a bit sticky, I recommend that items are your own.Whether it be an old halloween costume, school uniform, or merely the result of a quick tiip to the thrift st0re;engaginginroleplay is not only rewardingbutinexpensive. Creativityis what makes a fantastic sex life and paired with being open with experimentation only leads to extraordinary revelations. Many outlets are available to add some spice in the bedroom,it's justamatterof choosing your own adventure. The element of "dress-up" can be used alone or combinedwith other aspects of sexual expression, differing for each interlude.
After rendezvousing with a sailor this past weekend, I will offer some advice; although role-play can be a blast, it is important not to overuse this option. Remember the person with whom you are being intimate, masking this reality too often may hint at a lack of connection. Luckily, that is not my case and I will look forward when his ship sads in my direction again-he can swab my deck anytime. Assembling your ownTickleTrunk is a fun task and wdl most likely tickle you pink -I sure am.
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Feds fees are a joke Like it or not, UW can't live without arts Garick Stevenson
The answer to t h s question is yes! Last January, the two Feds bars were closed down to students and were onlyrecentlyreopened.The Feds complained to all who would listen that they were losing so much money and the like.
Elizabeth Rogers COMMUNITY EDITORIAL
It wouldn't be a new academc year without the usual verbal sparring between faculties. Most of the time the jokes are pretty harmless, but can sometimes lead to scathing remarks and revealed prejudices that are not at all humorous. For example, the other day, someone dared to suggest that UW should only be a "technical school." Unfortunately, they weren't kidding. I'm sorry to say I was not surprised to hear it. I have heard some version of those sentiments every year I've been at Waterloo. There is always someone saying we don't need a department of fine arts, or performing arts, or even afacurl& of arts. It is easy to see how the fine orperforming arts are important if we know where to look. Imagine a world without movies, music, dancing, fashion, or television. The arts have beenanessential element of every culture throughout Melding art history. One only needs tolook at their traditions to see how they are an essential part ofwhat constitutes a culture. If the arts were not important, then why would major religions and politicians have exploited them throughout the centuries? Why did regimes such as Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union declare national styles in an attempt to control all aspects of culture? It's because they understood the impact they have on society. Sowhy does a university,especially one known internationally for its "technicalprograms," need the arts? There is a common misconception that "technical programs" existin their own spheres and never connect with any outside disciplines. This couldn't be further from the truth. For example, computer animation is becoming more and more popular in movies, advertising, television and research simulations. We've all been trained to think that computers are the be-all and end-all, yet to get into the program at Sheridan College, one needs a background in visual art, not computers. Strong artistic skills are often much harder to master than the programs
used to employ said skills. Similarly, computer experts also need artistic knowledge to produce software, simulations and teaching tools. Imagine Microsoft Windows withoutthe user-fkiendlyinterface. The school of computer sciences at UW even has research areas in user interfaces and computer graphics- both of which incorporate the arts. Like it or not, much of our lifestyle is dependant on what we can see. Furthermore, many great thinkers from history that we celebrate and study today were scholars in many areas. Leonardo davinci, for example, created relatively few paintings compared to the inventions he designed. He used his "artsie" knowledge to design and adapt machines and used h s mathematical knowledge to make his paintings more realistic through proportion and perspective. History is full of truly accomplished people who have experuse in many subjects. Why? Because they knew that knowledge - from and tech one discipline can complement and inspire others. Creatingmusic, dance and visual art requires different skills and thought procedures and encourages differentways of thinking. Contrary to popular belief, art is more than just making "pretty things." So why do some people at this university still think thatwhat they are learning is the only one worth maintaining and promoting? I can't answer that, I'm afraid, because I don't think the same way. The fact that people even question the importance of the arts, especially the fine andperforming arts, is the exact reason we need them. Anideal universitywould have strong faculties in many areas ; teachingpractical applications,as well as challenging our creative thinking. After all, what good is all the technical knowledge without an appreciation and understanding of our culture? I can't see the University of Waterloo as a"technica1 school." I'm sure it would be a very successful one, but there would always be somethng missing. Sure, it's easy to poke fun at things we don't understand, but isn't education supposed to bring us out of ignorance?
Another September has come and with it the burden of the ever large Waterloo fee statement. For those out there who don't understand what I am talking about, go home tonight, pickup your shinynew cordlessphones and thank your parents. For the rest of us who fully understand the pressure ofincreasinglyhigh tuition, read on, enjoy and stay strong. What angers me most about the fee statement is not the tuition portion. When we pay tuition we get to see our m a e y work, in some form of another. We have classes, with wellpaid and often well qualified professors,andwe hopefully receive adegree at the end of our stay. What is insidious about the fee statement are the gratuitous Feds fees. TheFeds fees are a joke. Each term we pay $29.64 to the Federation of Students, butwhat do wereally get for that money? Sure, the Feds do provide some service but could they be doing more?
Where is your money? How is it being spent? Who is deciding where it will go? Don't preach to me about lost money on bars. The Feds had no problem shelling out astronomical legal fees to get them opened, and approving more legal spending. How could our student government could spend that kind of money without blinkingyet they can'tput more money into service for the students?
It seemed to me that the legal action had no effect in the reopening. Does this mean that the $75,000 was spent for nothng? The other question that I would like answered is: why have the students of winter term 2003 not been given a mass refund on their Fed Hall fees? Each term students have to pay $7.50 to pay for the construction of Fed Hall. Why should we have to pay for this when we are not entitled to use it? I guess the moral of this story is to question, always question. Where is your money? How is it being spent? And who is deciding where it is being spent? We as students need to stop being complacentinregardto our fees. There are many university students out there getting more for their dollar. Where is our bus pass, our ISIC cards? I know that Guelph students receive these things, why not us? Don't sit back and let your hard earned money be pissed away on the bureaucratic whims of your "elected" student government.
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The provincial election in brief Adam Munro COMMUNITY EDITORIAL
Well, it's election time again and sadly just like last time, we have a horrible selection. For those of you not familiar with the candidates and their parties, I've made quick summaries for you. Ernie Eves, PC - the party that sold 49 per cent of our power utilities for practically nothing, raised your tuition so high that you'll still be paylngoffOSrZPwhenyoureachEves age and reduced the quality of social services like health care and education. How about that GST andincome tax, eh? Dalton Maguinty, Liberals -the party. that hardly ever . takes a serious positiononanything,like If
amount of tax, but they'll see less out of it. If you vote Liberal, not much of anything will change. You may see a slight hush-hush raise in taxes and perhaps aslight improvement in some social services but probably not the ones you'llactually use. Plus, you'llget random events! Ifyouvote NDP, there udl be tax raises, but the costs of health care, education and utilities mill decrease. They'll probably also run up a huge deficit. Having said all this, I suggcst that everyone rote for the NUP. I'mpersonally sick to death of both the PC's and the Liberals. We're already paying a boatload of taxes to maintain a fairly useless government that keeps gutting going to or contracting out
shows up just to while leax-ing smaller,non-essenmooch offother~eo- we might as ples' beer without see thi nqs tial,leach-like,only- 1 ike contributing anyapphes-to-two-percheap tu cent-of-the-people thing- other then random comments. It's adeauaf e health senices to thrive. Ifwe're going to the 'steady state' care.and quality pay so much tax, party, that U?U only do something if ~t education. mtght as well see th~ngslike cheap needs to or randomly tuition, adequate feels hkeit. b u t u d h e health care and quahty education. to yo; just for fun all the same. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for a Howard Hampton, NDP - the par,q that has pledged to simultane- better form of government, butwhat's the point if they just privatize everyously raise corporate taxes and minithing without really lowering taxes? mum wage and somehow pour a ton of money into restoring health care D o you want to pay high taxes and have expensiveessentialservices? Sure andpublicutilities. Maybe they'll also find a pirate's treasure map and send I suppose there are a few nay-sayers out there citing concerns about 'the out an expedition to collect the bounty economy,' 'ruining the economy' and of jewels andgold needed to pay f o r d especially 'the N D P ruining our this, too. economy.'I suppose they're probably This may remind you of elementary school where you'd get one of right, but at least they're not the PCs or the Liberals. It's not as if Ontario's those stupid assignments asking you economy isn't almost entirely dependto pick one of three paragraphs-each ent on the state of the economy of the describing adifferent horror for you to commit to. You would try, in agony, United States anyway, what can one to f i d the one that sucked the least, lowly provincial premiere possibly do to greatly affect that? depressed in the knowledge that you'd While you will not benefit by votget stuck with one of them. ingfor anyone, youwillloose the least Perhaps the best way to decide by ensuring that neither the PCs nor would be to 'play out' what would happen if you voted for a particular Liberalswin come October. Maybe by doing so you'llgive the two dinosaurs party. If youvote PC, there will be tax enough of a slap in the face that next cuts, but hardly anyone will benefit from them. The costs of health care, time they get elected they'll do more then just lie, cheat and steal. education and utilities d i n c r e a s e , as t h e y d l become privatized.Mostpeople will be paying just about the same
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Restructure Clubs System I attended Clubs Day today. There are roo many ethnic and religious clubs on campus. We need to downsize. For example, combine certain Asian clubs into one club. Like Taiwanese Student Association and the Koreans can mergc and form a mighty Asian coalition. They can combat CASA and CSA for a membership base. It could be sorta like prison where different factions come together and battle over the UW drug trade. The Poles and Romanians could control access to South Campus Hall. The Carribean club could dance to Sean Paul 24/7 providing entertainment for all. T h e Indians and Pakistanis wouldn't do squat 'cuz their parents would yell at them for not studying. All religious clubs should come under an Umbrella organization called MGIYG (My God is Your God). Each week they can exult the virtues of a different messiah. Events could involve philosophical discussions on, "what if Jesus grew a trunk and acquired a taste for peanuts?' Basically, the SLC gets flooded with too many tables for Clubs
Day. I can't move around without accidentally signing up to clubs I will never attend. They all look tempting, espccially the ones with candy.
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BELOW:Taking a much needed breakwhile backpacking tothe continental divide.
Adventures in Costa Rica Tim Alamenciak
wde. Nearby, they saw one of the world's largest inacuve volcamc craters, locatedin armforest at such h g h O n August 25, 2003, 15 Canahan elevauon that it is almost always covstudents lifted off our sod and flew ered uqth clouds. The next day the group ventured south to Costahca f d o f excitement and naturahsnc ideals.The group con- to the Tamalca mountam range in sisted of 10 UW students, three southwestern CostaRica,paymg speQueen's graduates, one Umversity of aal attenuon to the spectacular12,000 Calgary student and one Wilfrid foot Cerro de Morte ("Mountam of Launer Umversity student They were Death") They hked part way up the partakingm an expediuon offered by mountain and beheld a spectacular John McKdop's Toronto-based or- mew. "From some points you could gamzauon, Journev South. see both [the Atlanuc and Pacific] Jeff Deloyde, a fourth-year enm- Oceans," s a d Deloyde. ronmental engneering student at Followng the first bit of tounng, U\Ji7,was a student of McW o p ' s He the students travelled to the Dunka learned about the expedmon through commumty where they assumed the that channel "It's amazlngwhat they role of cittzens. Each mormng the are trying to do," sa~dJeffmregardsto students would wake up with the rest the Dunka commumty trlp concept of the vdlagers promptly at 5:30 a.m. hlcKdop7sorgamzauon co-or&- to feed, d k and cut grass for the nates expedmons to Costa Rica that goats. The \&age broke for a hearty, are focussed on a s e l f - s u s t m g com- natural breakfast at 7:30 a.m. "Instead inunlty 45 m u t e s away fromiVjulea of sitttng on a tour-bus, we were The Dunka commumty consists of actually worlang w t h Costa &can locals and 30 professionals who left people," said Deloyde. The lnhabltthelr jobs for the slrnplehfe oftendtng ants of t h e d a g e grow a l l of thew own goats and ulhng the land. fruits and vegetables and raise all of Pnor to msiung the d a g e , the thelr own annals. group of students headed to see the Poas Volcano, alarge, actwe volcano, See Durika, Page 13 %measuring one and a half ktlometres IMPRINT STAFF
The group of adventuring students walks up the continental divide.
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RIGHT: The view from Durika (6,000 foot elevation) towards the continental divide. Morning mist is still settling on the tree-covered mountains.
BELOW: Another look from Durika towards the continental divide that captures a local villager's cabin in the frame.
Durika: The Costa &can adventure continued from page 12
They also tend to more industrious projects such as growing pineapples for Del Monte, and coffee beans for distributors. Funds from the sales of these crops are used to purchase both forested and deforested rainforest in order to expand their operation, and preserve the natural landscape. The community managed to purchase 18,000 acres of rainforest, and replanted many of the deforested acres with oak trees and avocadoes, spanning a period of seven years. The remainder of the morning's work consists mainly of laying pipes for a hydroelectric turbine, generously donated by an environmentally concerned American. The turbine will be used to power electric lighting, a hatchery and comnuters for visiting scientists. The nine re-
The people in the 12-year-oldcommunitylive a simple life, very much connected to nature. Local students receive high school educations by candlelight through distance education and one villager is working towards a PhD in biology. Around 12:30 p.m., the village breaks for lunch, then commences afternoon work. This consists of tending to the commercial crops and village food crops, a very important factor in sustaining the community. For seven days, the student group continued a daily routine of work and natural eating. Following that, they went on a two-day enx-ironmental retreat to the Pacific coast. Thegroup got to wltncss pure nature and animals like toucans, howler monkeys, tarantulas andvarious lizards. Follovjing the nature retreat, the group returned to the b u s ~metal . and concrete world that
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Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Prick the pie crustwith a fork and bake for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, fry the bacon slicesuntil crisp.Microwave the spinachuntilitis thawed. Squeeze it to remove any excessliquid.Chop 1/2 onion. Once the bacon is cooked, remove most of the fat from the pan and add the onion. Cook until soft and lightly browned. Add the spinach and cook for about three minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Once the pie crust is ready, reduce the oven temperature to 375 degrees. Spread the spinach mixture over the bottom. Crumble the bacon slices over the top and sprinkle on the cheddar cheese. Combine the eggs and cream or evaporated milk with salt and pepper to taste. Pour the mixtureinto the pie shell. Bake for 1/2 hour to 45 minutes, or until the filling is set and the top lightly browned. Serve hot.
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WMe fresh basil is usually quite expensive, the Kitchener Farmer's Market sells huge (the size of a headof lettuce) bunches ofit for $1.25. 1 onion, chopped olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 28 oz can tomatoes 1 can tomato paste 1 cup basil leaves 1/4 cup pine nuts, optional 1/4 cup grated parmesan, optional Fry the onion in several tablespoons of olive oil. Add the minced garlic and fry until fragrant. Add the tomatoes and tomato paste and cover the pot. Cook for 1/ 2 hour on medium-low heat. Puree the basil leaves, pine nuts and parmesan cheese with enough olive oil to loosen the mixture. Add the basilmixture to the sauce and cook for 2 minutes. Serve hot over pasta.
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A tribute to Cash: the Man in Black Jared Thibeau SPECIAL TO IMPRINT
Douglas Coupland will be at UW's Humanities Theatre on Thursday, September 25.
Gen X author feels out new territory in latest book /
Coupland to promote new novel at UW Christine Baker EDITOR IN CHIEF
successfulbreak fromhis norm andis a moving and memorable book.
Although he is best known for ideas Christine Baker : Hey Nostradamtrs! that define the realities of today's examines a number of moralissues ... world. Douglas Coupland offers readDouglas Coupland : It does. ers a deeper, more ;houghtful novel CB : w a s this-an opportunity for you to examine your own beliefs and with Hy Nostradamzrs! In a complete departure from issues? D C : It would be impossible to do themes of popular culture, Coupland examinesissuesofloss,griefand faith. otherwise. Yes. The story begins CB :Did you have with a h g h school any revelations while "I write what I book? massacrereminiscent of Columbine and is DC : Some, but write because it told by four characnone that I can encapgenerates a sulate in a single ters w h o were - rechangedbytheevent: mood and moral sponse. IwritewhatI Cheryl,pregnant and write because it gensecretly married, r e universe that erates a mood and can'tbe found moral universe that countstheeventsleading to her death in the can't be found anyshooting; her USanywhere else where else on earth. band, Jason, who on earth." So to chalk it up to a continues to suuggle few single revela-Douglas Coupland tions? I ~not. pas~ with his loss years later; Heather, the sible. woman who helps Jason to open up; CB :This book seems to deal with andReg,Jason's fatherwho has alien- issues that are quite different from ated himself from everyone he loved your other books. in search of salvation. DC :Yes. Couplandoffers very different perCB : Why the change? D C :Life. spectives on faith - a comfort, a burCB : Did you enjoy it? den, ultimate alienation - as each character grapples with loss. DC : Enjoy? I don't think it's about enjoyment, not anymore. It's Although Hy Nostraddm~ls!deals about something more durable and \vith weightier issues, the book contains just enoughof Couplands tradesustaining. The enjoyment part of mark style to make it his own. As a writingis forwhen you're youngerresult, Couplands eighth novel is a it gets you into the process -much
WhenJohnny Cashwas released from hospital on September 9 after being treated for a "stomach condition," the official Johnny Cash Web site stated that the man in black "plans to travel to California next week where he will continue recording songs for his upcoming album." I have no doubt that it would have been great. At the age of 71, stricken by many health problems, Johnny Cash was about to record the fifth entry on the American Recordings label since 1994 when he was pulled out of obscurity to do amostly acoustic album featuring covers as well as new Cash songs, whichincludedwhatarelyrically some ofhis bestpieces.Therejuvenationof Cash's career through these albums is a testament to the talent and endurance of a man who had racked up countlessawards over the years, while posting some 130 hits on the CountryMusic Billboard charts. With the csiticalrecognidonin2000 of Solita~Manandin 2002 of TheMan ComesArozrnd, the popularity of Cash's music spans six decades, startingwith the first album in 1957. Songs like "Folsom Prison Blues," "Rmgof Fire" and "The Man in Black" wdl resonate with musicians and music lovers forever.He has influenced countless contemporary artists, and is considered one of thegreatestmusicians, country or othenvise, to have ever lived. Although the most famous songs have been staples all the years of my life, I became a true fan of Johnny Cash through the American Recordings
albums. I think it is because of the sincerity in his tone and in h s wordswhenJohnny Cash says it, you'repretty sure it's true. But it's also that rare quality ofaman as large as life-thatrich and resounding yet unforced voice, which shows through in songs like "Delia's Gone," "The Beast in Me" and on the most recent album, The Man Comes Around and his cover of "Hurt." Cash is also the creator of two of the most famous live albums ever recorded: AtFolmPrison, and AtSan Quendn, released in 1968 and 1969 at the height of his popularity. Never one to hide his beliefs, Cash let it be known through these concerts and through songs like "The Manin Black" that social change was necessary, and continued to sing throughout his career about the inequity, suppression, and ignorance in the world. He was also a firm believer in God, and a devout Christian the last 20 years of his life after finally kicking drug and alcohol problems with the help of his family. The lines on Johnny Cash's face showed aman who had travelled many roads and seen many things - but also a man who had gained much wisdom along the way. In the last ten years of his life, he refined his art and his beliefs through - the comfort and support of his wife June, whom he credits with saving his life. He was known by many trademarks; the Man in Black, the outlaw, the Christian. June Carter summed up Cash through the following description: "the most unusual, fine, unselfish person I've known." Goodbye, Mr. Cash.
Hollywood pro to speak at Aspirations film festival
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Hey Nostradamus! examines issues of loss, grief and faith. the same way that sex ignites a lifelong relationship. CB : What are you working on now? D C : A new novel, Eleanor Rigby. Yes. After the Beatles' song. CB : After the Bombshelter's appearanceinMinos@s,is there anychance that other notable UW locations may appear in your future work? DC :Indisputably.I thinkFed Hall will be whereEleanorlivesand dreams. Cozrpland2villbe visiting UWon Thzlrsdq September25 at 7p.m in the Hmanities Theater. Admission is $5 and tickets are available at the U W Bookstore. Get Hey Nostradamus! atthe U WBookstore and get 25per cent ofthe 834.95price. firstname.lastname@example.org. ca
While the 28th annualToronto International Film Festival showcased today's brightest filmmakers and stars, Waterloo's Aspirations Film Festival, Canada's largest student film festival,will showcase the fhmakers of tomorrow. Put on by the organization of the same name, the f h festival exhibits the f h s of aspiring talents from universities, colleges, and f h schools across Canada. Festivities begin with a gala at the Symposium Cafk in Waterloo on Thursday, September 25 at 5:30 pm. Thegalawill featureguest speakerand former Kitchener-Waterloo resident Timothy Eaton, one of the most successfulnames in thevisual effects field. Eaton's successesincludeworkon such films as 1993's JzrrassicPark and 1994's Forrest Gzrmp, both of which
won Academy Awards in the Visual Effects category. In all, Eaton has managed the visual effects editing on eight Academy Award-nominated films, five of which won for visual effects. Eaton is currently working on a film-adaptation of children's author Chris Van AUsburg's The Polar Express,which will star Tom Hanks. The film will be the first ever to shoot all of the scenesin front of a black screen and later use computers to add in sets and backdrops. Screenings of festival entries will take place at Waterloo's Princess Cinema from September 25-28, followed by subsequent screenings at Toronto's Royal Cinema on October 3 and4. Advance tickets for the Princess Cinema portion of the festival went on sale at the cinema box office on September 11. See ASPIRATIONS, page 20
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Tom (Gob vocalist and guitar player ) rocks out while the crowd rocks back.
Getting Gobbed at Fed Hall Ian Blechschmidt IMPRINT STAFF
So it's 1:30 in the morning, Wednesday, September 17, and I'm sitting down at my computer to write a story about aconcert. Technically, the show started yesterday,but I onlygot home from Fed Hall at the University of Waterloo a few minutes ago. My ears are ringing. My clothes and hair are soakedwith sweat, only about a third of which actually came from me. My glasses fit better, and I have t h s horrible feeling that it's not them, but rather my head that's been pounded into a new, more ergonomic shape. I'm not quite sure how to relate the events that led to this condition or how to explain why Gob, one of Canada's favourite power-punk bands, is responsible. I guess I'll just start at the beginning. Despite the 8:30 doors timelisted on the tickets, we didn't actually get into Fed Hall until 10:00p.m., justin time to see the first opening act, Oshawa Ontario's Cauterize. They were really...safe. Cauterize's songs were tight and fast, and for the crowd that assembled in front of the stage while they played, that was more than enough to rock out to. But their self-admitted poppunk roots were showing - every songwas set to a quick,punkyrhythm, contained a lot of vocal harmonies and was about getting dumped. It
didn't suck, but itwas something that you could get from a dozen other bands at a dozen other shows, thekind of radio-friendly rock that, this time next year, will be thenew trendy sound that everyone is sick of. Nonetheless, they clearly gave it all they had, whch should win points with any concertgoer. Kazzer played next. Kazzer is the guy who does "Pedal to the Metal," the songwhere, in thevideo, Icazzer does a back fip after using some nifty judo moves to beat up some rough-neck who's piclung on some kid. I don't knowwhoseideaitwas to haveICazzer on this tour, but whoever it was desenresa huge raise. And I'dreallylike to buy them a beer. Admittedly, Kazzer doesn't seem like the kind of act you can take seriously, but this was genuinely one of the best shows I've seen in a while. First ofall, you hare to respect aguy who comes on stage with blond hair cut like Kurt Cobain's and starts beatboxing; and does it with so much enthusiasm and charisma that it's impossible not to listen. He and his band then spent the next 45 minutes hauling-ass through some lund of rock/hip-hop/funk hybrid mutant that, if nothng else, was cool just because it was so unlike anything else. They put on a good show, too. Between the breakdancing, back flips, andgeneral stage presence, I had a lot of fun just watching them play. Plus, I
have to have some respect for a guy who can rap and play the guitar at the same time. But as good as Icazzerwas, everyone really came to see the main event, the big show, the centre ring: Gob.
I'm getting thoroughly,Gobbed, in a mosh pit, surrounded by fans going apeass crazy. It was kind of funny to see Gob playing a show like this in front of hundreds of rabid fans. The first time I heard their name was in grade 10 when they played a show at a tiny club in Brampton where my friends used to play with their garage bands. "We stillplayplaceslike that," says Craig, Gob's bass player, before the show. In fact, few things have changed for Gob since their days ofplayingplaces like the Irish Centre or thevault. "We feel ten years older," adds Theo, who sings and plays guitar. But that's about it. They're still in this game for the same good oldfashioned rock-and-roll reasons. After all, if he suddenly had a thousand
dollars to spend, "I'd probably go with hookers and blow," deadpans Craig. Listening to thepoppyradlo tunes from their new album, Foot ~ Y Mouth L D i m e , however, one might wonder if there isn't in fact some change in the way Gob does music. After all, as they prepare to breakin the United States, the Blink-182 and Sum 41 comparisons are beginning to fly. "We don't fuckin' care [about the comparisons]" says Theo, squashing any doubts that the true Gob style - do your own thing, have fun and just play punk rock -is still intact. Gob proved it again on stage as they tore through their set like men possessed. Theo and Craigcontorted themselves in all kinds of interestingways, as they ran around the stage and wailed on their guitars. Tom (vocals and guitar) screamedinto his mic like a champ, and I wouldn't be at all surprised if Gabe (drums) actually broke something. They played all therado songs like Ming Tran and Give up the Grudge, whichis fme, sinceany band touringin support of a new album would. But what really got the crowd going were the light-speed punked-out songs like Soda and Asshole TV that made us love them to begin with. They still did everything with the same irreverent, definitive Gob humour, making fun of the audence (especially theguy rnissinga tooth and some other guy named Vince), de-
manding tequila from the bar and just generallycarryingonmaldngfaces,and so forth. Ask someone who went to the show to tell you Theo's Snoop Dogg joke, it was hdarious. They also decided they were hfetallica at one point, which was a little strange. Nonetheless, the crowd was with them every step of the way, moshing and crowd surfing (crowd surfing!At Fed Hall!), screaming and singmg along-which brings me back to my story about how I ended up in my present condition. I'm getting thoroughly Gobbed, in a mosh pit, surrounded by fans going ape-ass crazy. I'm already pretty messed up (whch means it was a good show), but before I know it, I'm on top of the crowd, getting surfed toward the stage. All of a sudden a Fed Hall security guy has me in a headlockwithmy feet don't think danglingoff the ground (I anyonewas technically supposed to be crowd surfing - tee hee) and I'm quickly ushered away from the stage, dazed and confused, to wait out the last few seconds of a sick, sick show on the fringes of a sick, sick crowd. And that brings us to now. Gob has reduced me to aworn-outversion ofa former arts writer, trying to find the words to explain how awesome this concertreallywas.Iguess the only way to sum it up is this: nothing's changed. Gob still rules. Go Gob.
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Hawksley Workman: conflicted and unclassifiable Arda Ocal SPECIAL TO IMPRINT
Hawksley Workman, arguably one of Canada's mostgifted andunclassifiable musicians,recentlyreleasedhisnewest musical offering, lover/jighter. He will be performing at the Starlight in IGtchener on Saturday,September 20. I was able to talk with Hawksley Workman about his genre of music, the new album,mho his musical idols are and who he enjoyed sharing the stage with most. AoIC A lot of people ask you about thewholegenreissue, like either they can't really put youinto a specific genre, or ... maybe you refuse to pick a genre, which one is it? H: For me I think that I'm not good at fitting into genres, which maybe explains why sometimes it's difficult for radio to put me on. I guess, for me, I always chose my genre to be good music in general. You know, that's always been my biggest stmggle,is to always be makmgsomething of quality. But with this record (hls new album, lover/jghter) that I made now, I took the extra time, the extra energy, to try and really focus the vibe throughout the record, so that maybe itwouldn't sound so scattered this time as my last few records, and you know, most of my records have taken justacouple ofweeks tomake-
this record took eight months, and I in HawksleyTown. H: Yeah. really poured over it. Ireally wanted to A: I was always curious, where is make a statement that was clear and unified, you HawksleyTown? <Hawksley know? laughs> And do A: I've actuthey offer tours? allyread areview H: It's funny, that said this you wanna know record, laver/ something? I've pghal; is a record klnda thought for rebellion. that somedayI was H: I think it going to draw the is. I made avery, map of all the I think, earthly, places I've llved political,record. and recorded in Earthly in the Toronto, and have sense that my these poor people, last recordsmere usually wanC ~ ~ R T E ~ Y W W W . L Y R I C . C ~ . U ~-ouknou'getpeoK dered and scat- HawksleyWorkman gets down ple knocking on their door, but tered musings, to earth. and I think over HawksleyTown thelast coupleof was on Hillsdale years oftouringl thinkI've been really Avenue in Toronto. A:Hillsdale Avenue. So now we required to be on the planet, to be a real know, the secret is out! functioning member of society. H: Yeah, you knowwhen I moved A: Right. H: And I thnk that's what this out of that house, it got sold and record has resulted in ... as a record ... completelyrenovated.HawksleyToum am I sounding too wordy? I'm just was not a very glamorous place! A: Well pouknow NeilYoung just walking along... A: No, no that's fine, I'm just recorded GreenDale right, and that's soaking in what you're saying about his (fictitious) town, so maybe Hawksley, to tell you the truth. Actu- we'll see HawksleyTown in a future ally, I was going to ask you, coming recording. H:Yeah!Well youknowthe schoolback to planet earth again and all, some ofyourpre7-iousrecordswererecorded hous:phere I did this record, it's up 'F.
north, by Muskoka, and it's a little country schoolhouse that I recorded into a little recording studio. I think it's alwaysinterestingto keep yourself on your toes. A studio environment has to have something in it, that's inspiring, you know? A: Absolutely, and you had some people come along for the ride this time that inspired you, right? H: Yeah, this tlme I was luck! to have some accompllces at tlmes, and Matt Dernatteo 1s a reall^ peat producer. He and I co-wrote a song on the record, and Doc [\Valker],another great Canadian talent, he and I also co-wrote a song and Doc also responsible for getting me to the finish line. I was definitely tired and frustrated at my record at about the 5 or 6 month point, and I called onto Doc, and I said "man,if t h ~is s a crappy record, just tell me now and I'll start again." So he gave it agood honest listen and he sort of picked me up and said, "man, you've got such a great record here, you just need to finish it!" He really inspired me to kinda stand back up and walk
the rest of the race, you know? A: So let me ask you the question thateverymusiciangetsaskedandI'm gonna ask you because I'm sure the listeners would want to know: What are your top three influences, musically? H: Top three, all the universe, ever ever, would be ... in order of importance.. I might have to do five. Michael Jackson, J o h n Bottom of Led Zeppelin, then I'd go to Bruce Colburn.. A:Oooh.. the perennial underdog! H: <laughs> what d o you mean? A: <laughs> No, it's just after Michael Jackson and Led Zeppelin ... H: Then the Smiths and then Thomas Dolby,do you remember Thomas Dolby? A: Thomas Sobey? H: Thomas Dolby, his big hit was "She's blindmg me with science". A: No, I don't remember that. H: Awww,Ardawhere7veya been?
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A: I know, I know,I've beenliving under a rock! Next time I'll go to HawksleyTown and I'll learn more about it! H:<laughs> On arainy day, onmy way home under an umbrella those are my top 5, it might change tomorrow. The one thatwill never changeis MichaelJackson.I mean,when Tbder came out, it was Life-Altering, and I think probably for alot of kids my age it was life-altering, and I remember in schoolwritingin a journal that I would be a pop singer when I grew up, and thatwas allbecauseofMchaelJaclison. I'm actually moon walking home right now! A: You've shared the stage with a lot of important bands ... some to name would be David Bowie, Patty Smith,New Order,The Cure...Now, I have to ask,who was your favourite to share the stagewith?Was there any special compilationthat us Canadians don't know about that you did over in Europe, like a special duet? Who was your favourite to share the stagewith over there? H: It's hard to say, because each experience was specialonto itself.You know what I must say? A: What's that? H: I'll tell you who I learned the most from. I played on a festivalwith SuperTramp in Switzerland last year, and those guys, I don't care what you think about SuperTramp, they are, whatever in their 50s or something, they walked out on stage in front of 70,000 people, and delivered averitable clinic on playingrock and rollmusic. A: N o kidding! H: They were flawless, they were impeccable,they were not concerned with their ego... it's funny because I learned a lot from that experience of watchingthese bigbands ...I watched The Cure, by playing B-sides andrarities, turn of tens of thousands of people, night after night, because they refused to play the songs people wanted to hear, which in my opinion is not the smartest thing to do, you know? A: No. H:But SuperTramp goes out,plays the hits. They are polished, and man they are probably better now than they were in the 70s when they were popular. They're just mature, and totally together. And then I did that duet with David Bowie in south of France. A. Yeah, what kind of experience was that, what kind of feeling did you get there? Goosebumps? H: Yeah goosebumps, sure. We did "I Got You Babe". A: One last question. Now, no1 speaking as Hawksley Workman, ij you were to have on adjective, one word, to describe Hawksley Work. man, what would that word be? H: One word to describe me? A: Just one word. H: Confhcted. A: Confhcted. H: Yeah. To listen to the uneditedintervievr check out http://radio2.feds.ca/aoE and click on "Archives."
Scenefrom Guy MaddinfsDracula:PagesFromA VirginlsDiary
A new dance with Dracula Margie Mansell MPRINT STAFF
4 new addition to the undying genre ~f vampire films is being released vith the opening of Guy Maddin's Dractlla: Pages From A Virgin's Diap -oday. Based on Mark Godden's famous Royal Winnipeg Ballet production, Draczlhis a danceinterpretationof the oripalnovel by Brahrn Stoker. Shot mblack and white with bold splashes 3f colour, it was made to look like a production from the early days of the iilver screen. The unusual style of editing and choreography that Maddin uses ob-
scuresthe plot in someplaces but since the story is so well known, it doesn't detract from the experience. Using spyglass and blur fdters, he creates a dreamy atmosphere thatrnirrors the seducingpower that Dracula (ZhangWei-Qmang) has over his two victims, Lucy p a r a Birtwhistle) and Mina (CindyMarie Smal). Another interestingtechnique is the use of title cards to introduce the chiracters as theyhake their entrances. For example, as the vampire hunter Van Helsing (David Moroni, C.M.) enters the manor to examine Lucy, See DRACULA, page 20
Heavier Things heaw on production
Rob McDermand SPECIAL TO IMPRINT
Following in the footsteps of many 3ther singer songwriters,John Mayer :akes his latest album, Heavier Things, to new and different artistic and prortuctive levels. W e the album soars on many levels, many fans of his earlier works may not fmd comfortable ground in Mayer's latest effort. For no apparent reason other than to flaunt his financial success, the singer often breaks from the musical recipe that found him a huge audience with his widely praised first fullstudio album, 2001's Room For Squares, and presents an offering replete with overly produced studio tracks anddistinctlyanti-siirsongwritercharacteristics. W e sometrac!:s (suchas 'Wheel" and "New Deep") are reminiscent of RoomforSqms, songs such as "Only
Heart" and the album's first single "Bigger Than My Body" are musically far removed from Mayer's earlier hits 'Your Body is a Wonderland" and 'Why Georgia." Some fans, however,may appreciate a change of pace from traditional Mayer-esque music, as his first three albums (two studio and one live) were similar in mood and tone. Heavier Thingsmightalso usher in anew group of Mayer fans by bridging the gap between college/fok rock and more accessibleradio rock (whichisn't to say that the artist didn't already experience his share of radio and video success). For listeners unfamiliar with his previous work, Mayer's vocals throughout this disc are sincere and strong, and the album's melodies run amuck in the background. It's an appealing album that remains consistent throughout, and continues the fine tradition of Mayer's previous musical output. In short, Mayer fans will probably argue over the quality of Heavier Things, with some saying that it's too different and othersembracingMayer's willingness to explore new musical avenues. Would I recommend the album? Sure, why not. If nothing eke, the alburnis burstingwithlistenable tracks that take its audience seriously and don't offend the senses.
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Savage/Love theatre Andrea Kerswill IMPRINT STAFF
Ascriptiswhatpoumake ofit.Throw away the characters, drop the setting and peeloff the separation of time and what is left?Simplyprose -words on a page. Characters become merely a formality, the settingnon-existent and time irrelevant. Savage/Love,writtenin1981by Sam Shepard and Joseph Chaikin, does exactly this. Shepard and Chaikin worked together for over a decade writing scripts that examine the essential problems of human existence.
area. The five members of Isinglass have been performing together for 15 years, though they have only recently performed under their current name. Based originally inToronto, thegroup has staged severalplays, including The Tempestand another Shepardplay, Cowb y Mouth. Duringthe weeks of rehearsal, the group has enjoyed staging and exploring the roots of thisvery dynamic play. This interpretationincludes only two actors, one male F e d Phythian), one female (LianeJone) and a cellist (Nick Storring). The introduction of music into the production dadd a different element to the understanhng and interpretation of the play. According to Phythian, the main focus for the cast and director Tom Leslie is to explore and discuss the romantic love, closeness and distance that can occur between two people all in the same moment. Although Both Shepard and Chaikin enjoyed Shepard and Chsukinwrote the script, success in their pursuits: Shepard had it is a creation of Leslie, Phythian and small roles in f&s such as SteelMag- Jone. This is what makes the play nolids and The Good Old B y , while entirely innovative and fresh: it deChaikin was well known f o r h s open- mands that the director and the cast ing of the Open Theater in 1963 in decide what each word and each moment means to them. New York City. Snuuge/Loveis playing at the RegsWritten entirely in prose, Saz)age/ Low allows for agreat deal of cxplora- try Theatre, 122 Frederick Street in tion by its actors and demands full IOtchener on Sept. 26-27. Tickets are dedication from the director. Unlike $12inadvanceatX-Disc-CMusic (5850712) andOldGoatBooks (880-9595), most scripts, it gives no direction. Local production group Isinglass and $15 at the door. For more inforTheatre is taking Savage/Love to task mationcall 579-0943. and are opening the door to innovative theatrein the Kitchener-Waterloo
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... a title cardwith his pictureis cutintc the scene. Possibly the most mesmerizing technique is the use of colour washes and highlights of red, blue, andgreen to match the mood of the various scenes. One of the more memorable scenes is when Lucy becomes a vampire and she danceswithDracula,whose eyes are coloured red. Maddin's Dracdahas touredinternationally, screening in Greece, England, Turkey, France, Spain, and the Czech Republic and has won several awards including an international Emrny award (2002) and two Gernin awards for best performing arts program and best direction in aperforming arts program. Ifyou are in the mood for a horro~ film with a twist, showings are at the Princess Cinema, September 19, 2C and 21 at 9:35pm.
Sean Strickland, BA '84 info@seanstrickland,com 746-22 18 www.seanstrickland.com The Saddest hlusic in the World (2003) The Heart of the World (2000) Twilight of the Ice Nymphs (1997)
o Indigo High Hatters (1991) Archangel (1990) You have a choice, vote for a change, vote Sean Strickland.
Kevin White's Axiom: the last man on earth?
Aspirations: future filmmakers ASPIRATIONS, from page 16 Among those with entries in this year's festivalisKevin Wlute, thcproducer oflast f ear's Best Experimental Film A SeriesofDreums.White's entry this year, a 20 minute long short f h entitled Axiom, is about a man who, believing he is the last man on earth, clscovers the truth about his existence and his past actions. Says White, "Axiom is a loosely-based remake of the first f h - I shot when I was 14. Exceptdarker andmore surreal." White both produced and directed the film. Axiom is first screeningat the Princess Theatre as part of "AFF Best of the Fest: Series I" at 7:30pm on the festival's opening day. Simon Brothers, who directed A Series $Dreams and was responsible for entering it in the festival, also returns to Aspirations this year. His fdm, Blue Beach, was shot in both Stratford and Burlington, Ontario.
Brothers hmself is familiar with the IOtchener-Waterloo area as he grew up in Stratford. Bbe Beach will be screening as part of "AFF Dark Side of the Reel" on September 26 at 9:30pm. The event receives significantlocd and regional interest as AFF has cultivated relationships with F h KW and the Kitchener/Waterloo Arts Council. Over 1,500 people are expected to attend the festivitiesin Waterloo. The festival's Web site, www.studentfilrn.ca, offers complete scheduling and ticket information, as well as information for those who wish to enter the festivalin the future. Advises Kevin White to other aspiring young film makers, "different is better. Try not to copy other filmmakers. Use them as inspiration and take the medmm in a different direction."
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SCIENCE Sclence edtor E m G h e r
Liz Marton, Erin Gilmer,lan Smith IMPRINTSTAFF
Endangered dragon born The Toronto Zoo is celebranng the arnval of a baby Komodo dragon The father, Donnle the Dragon, was Imported from Cleveland last year, j o ~ m females g Draca and Loca. The babv hatched from one of Draca's eggs Komodo dragons are theworld's largest Itzards. They are now endang e r e d , ~ &fewer than 5,0001eftm the wdd.
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UW's Formula SAE team is looking to expand beyond the engineering department.
Autos not just for engineers anymore Andrew Dilts IMPRINTSTAFF
Engineers involvedwith the studentrun UW Formula SAE (which standsfor Society for Automotive Engineers) car projectwant to expand to include students frommanydisciplinesacross campus. The UW Formula SAE Team is a student-run engineering project involving dozens of students each year. Students have been involved in designing, building and racing a small formula-style racecar to enter into an international competition everyyear. The goal of the competition, aworldclass event involving over 140 teams, is to create a racecar that is second - to - none. The name of the competition comes from its major sponsor, the Society for Automotive Engineers. In 2002, UWs Formula SAE car placed eleventh overall in the SAE competition; in 2003, the UW team's entry took home the first-place Ricardo Powertrain Award for best powertrain engineering. In addition to bragging rights the prize also carries with it a $1250 monetary award. \Wile team members are extremely proud of their achevements in this' contest, Vickie Ho, a mechanicalengineering grad student and the SAE car team's business manager,commented on the team's newest efforts to reach success -reaching out across disciplines to UW students. "Mostly we attract only engineering students," said Ho. "But now we're looking for new recruits. We look at ourselves in terms ofwhat we can offer in terms of learning, skills and hands-on experience."
H o and others hope that bringing in students from different disciplines willhelp increase the team's organization, ability to seek sponsorship and allocation of person-hour resources (ie: they'll be less overworked). One student noted a comparison with another UW engineering-based team - that of the Midnight Sun solarcar. "At Queens [University], a commerce student is the manager of the solar car team. Business students, arts students, engineers -the solar car at Queens is an all-campus project. At UW, it's mostly the engineers who run the project." Formula SAE organizers agreed, noting how beneficial it would be to have students.from many disciplinesparticipate in the car team. Peter Yang, a 3A mechanical engneering student and member of the Formula SAE team, echoed Ho's vision of expanding the team's membership across disciplines. In agreement, Yang noted some incentives for joining the team. 'You get a free T-shirt," Yang noted, half-jokingly. "Plus you get to take an all-expenses paid trip to Pontiac, Michigan when the team competes in its annual competition. "It's a lot of fun and I definitely recommendworkingwith the team to anyone. It's agreat chance toget some volunteer experiencewith a really good team of people. It's a lot of great times." Those interested in helping out with this year's SAE car can attend an organizational meeting on Wednesday, Sept 24 at 5:30 p.m. in RCH 301, or contact Vickie H o at 888-4567 ext. 5900. email@example.com
Scientistsfrom theJohns Hopkins University School of Medicine have retracted a study they published last year in the journal Science. The study claimed that a typical dose of the drug Ecstasy can cause permanent brain damage similar to the effects of Parkinson's disease, possibly even lead to death. The results were published after an experiment with primates found that two of ten subjects died after receivinga typical dose of the recreational drug. The retraction was submitted by the scientistsafter they failed to reproduce their own results, due to an error in their original experiment. They discovered that vials of drugs usedin the experimentreceived on the same day were mislabelled, resultingin the animalsreceivingdoses ofa different, more powerful amphetamine, dmethamphetamine, instead of ecstasy.
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Some other projects by UW engineers. The most recent design from the WARG project (above), and the Midnight Sun solar powered car (below).
Early h s month,Toyotaunvelled its new Pnus, a hybndgas-electnc car that comes with the opnon of automated parhng. It has sensors to detectobstacles, as well as an auromaac steenng system, allowing the car to park itself. The 2005 model of the car d soon be avdable in North Amenca.
How to make blood vessels in the 21st century Sclentlsts are now one step closer to being able to manufacture complex organs For a whlle, we've been able to success~llygrow~ssues such as s h n or carttlage, but have been prevented from creatlng organs hke h e r s or ludneys because of the complicated vascular systems that arenecessaryto carry oxygen and nutnents to these organs, and to remove wastes. See BLOOD, page 22
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The Toronto Zoo is welcoming its newest baby Komodo dragon, like the one seen above.
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Recently, the Massachusetts Institute ofTechnologyand HarvardMedical School have designed a very small, functioning vascular system. They used computers to design the complex branching of the veins and arteries that ranged from 10 microns to 3 millimetres wide. The networks were created by using etchedwafers of silica as a mould, w/.&.ch were fded with biodegradable polymers. Next, the tubules were lined w ~ t h endothelial cells and implanted into rats. Niney-five per cent of cells sur-
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vived once inside the rodents. Before this procedureis attempted on humans, researchers will investigateits usefulness in pigs andrabbits. It is not expected that the nanotech vessels will be ready for use inhumanmanufactured organs for another 10 to 15years.
Caffeine and alcohol prevent stroke damage New research from the University of Texas-Houston medical school has shown that a cocktail of caffeine and alcohol can prevent serious brain damage in stroke victims.
The experimental drug, called caffeinol, is as potent as two cups of strong coffee and a shot of alcohol. When caffeinol was injected in rats within three hours of a simulated stroke, brain damage was cut by up to 80 per cent. Alcohol and caffeme on their own did not show any positive results, and alcohol alone was found to be harmful.Their combination may interfere with the harmful biochemicalreactions trigeredin cells by stroke. The drug has been proven safe for human use in a pllot study of ischaemlc stroke v~ctims,and has also been beneficial at levels lower than those used in the rat trials.
Menstruate with the seasons Arlen Panchoo SPECIAL TO IMPRINT
\Vho says scientists never listen to what the people want? At the same time people wanted sex withoutthe consequence of pregnancy, scientists gave them condoms. When people wanted sex without a compromise in pleasure, scientistsgave them the birth control pill. Now people complain tha: awoman's monthly periods are aninterruption and an inconvenience. In response, scientists have again breached the limits of medical knowledge and found a solution to this latest problem. They developed Seasonale, the newestproduct to be approved by the American Food and Drug Administration. Created by Barr Laboratories in New York, Seasonale is a birth control pill that suppresses a woman's menstrual cycle for months at a time. In fact, a woman tahng Seasonale has only four periods every year; once every season, hence the name, Seasonale. The name may be nothing more than a bad pun, but the concept is simpleand effective:take birth control pills continuouslyand reduce the need for placebo pills. Seasonale contains levels of an estrogen (ethinyl estradiol) and aprogestin (levonorgestrel),in sigmficantly
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lower doses that old school birth control. Seasonale operates similarly to the traditional pill, as it prevents o m lation and induces thickening of the cervical mucus to make the environment much less sperm-friendly.However, while the conventional pill sup-
presses the endometrium (the lining of the uterus) from growing thick enough to allow a fertilized egg to attach, Seasonale inhibits growth of the endometrium altogether. See PERIOD, page 23
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Consequendy,the effects aremuch lighter than usual. Most women involtredin the clinicaltrials had periods lasting for approximately two days. Also, unpleasant side effects like cramps and other symptoms associated with menstruation only have to be endured once each season. Like the conventional pill, Seasonale has to be taken daily, but the sugar pillinterruptions are far less frequent.Although Seasonalereduces the number of periods awoman has, it does not completely stop menstruation the way Depo-Proveradoes, a birth control injection that ceases menstruation for the majority of users ovcr time. At first glanceit may seem ham~ful to prolong menstruation to such an extent, but some scientists believe that women are menstruating too often arqways. In the past, women beganmenstruating at alater age and were either pregnant or breast-feedingmore often, decreasing the number of periods they experienced over their lifetimes. Fewer periods can reduce the chances of developing anemia, endometriosis, and even reduce the risk of ovarian and cesvjcal cancer. Dr. Anderson, the lead researcher in the Seasonaleclinical trials, believes that taking any kind of birth control pill for 10consecutiveyears can reduce the risk of ovarian and cervical cancer by 80 per cent. Seasonale is far from perfect, though. Like Tricyclen, Alesse and other popular brands of oral contraceptives, as well as Depo-Provera, Seasonale claims to be about 99 per cent effective. Clinical trials show that possible side effects of Seasonaleare simdar to other birth control pills, including headaches, nausea, and soreness of breasts. Seasonaledoubles the chances of having "breakthrough" bleeding (also known as "spotting"), whichis bleeding, though not to the extent of aperiod. In the clinicalttials,instances of spotting decreased as the time spent on Seasonale increased. Other side effects are similar to older pills including an increased risk of blood clots, heart attacks and strokes. Some medical professionalsargue that menstruation is a natural part of a woman's life and should not be suppressed or eliminated. Some women also prefer the regularity of having monthly periods. So what are the practical implications of Seasonale? For starters, women will have to put up with PMS only four times a year. That's right, PMS-induced mood swingswill be a rare occurrence; vacations no longer have to be planned around menstrual cycles, andof course,girls won'thave to miss out on "extra-curricular activities" every month. Seasonalewill be available by prescription inNovember of this pear in the United States. Thereis however, no confirmed Canadian release date as of yet.
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Second half collapse dooms rugby Warriors Charbel G. ~aliohtine SPECIAL TO IMPRINT
On a magnificent mid-Septemberafternoon, the WaterlooWarriors were defeated by the highly energized Toronto Varsity Blues 23-19 in men's rugby action. The Saturday game began swiftly on both sides ofthe bd.TheWarriors were relentless in their attack as they supportedone another,wMe quickly advancingtheball.Theywere rewarded
with an early 7-Olead asJared Ehgoetz galloped past the opposition for a try, which was later converted. Waterloo's defence stood strong for the majority of the first halfbefore concedmgatty and apenaltykick to the ~ l u e s .or onto held a slim 8:7 lead on the Warriors at the break. The Blues built on their momentum from the first half as they opened the latter half with spirited play. Toronto's energeticplaying styleresulted in two Warriorpenalties,leading to an
11-7lead for the Blues after a successful kick. Waterloo immediately responded. After hooker Dan Jilek stole the ball, the Warriors regained the lead on a well-executed try up the middleof the field by Kyle Ramsey.The convertput Waterloo up 14-11. Toronto stormed back, scoring two consecutive tries with less than ten minutes to play, making the score 23-14. Once again, Waterloo relinquished the lead to their opposition.
UW would not regain for the remainder of the contest, Alate but hard-foughttry from the Warriors'LouieMattarcutthelead to fourpoints. The finalwhistle blew an edd to the game -and a 23-19 loss to Toronto. TheBlues tookadvantageof atired Waterloo squad and looked fresher through~utthe secondhalf.After controllingthe flow of the game in the first half, theWarriorswere unable to complete thegame as they had begunit and
suffereda season openinghome loss at the hands of Toronto's team, The Waterloo Warriors willtry to record their &st win of the season against another winless team, the Trent Excalibur in Peterborough on Saturday, September 20 at 1 p.m. Waterloo will be facing a desperate Trent team that was manhandled by McMaster 64-11 last weekend. The AWarriors' next home game willbe on October4astheyplayhost to Carleton. Game time is 1 p.m.
Warriors unable to hold reigns on Mustangs Adam McGuire IMPRINT STAFF
The ULVmen's soccer club kicked off their regular season last weekend with mixed results; they registered a win andalossintheir first two contests of 2003. OnSaturday, September 13 the Warriors opened their season on a winning note, as they notched a 3-2 victory against their western division rivals, the Windsor Lancers.However, the jubilation from UW's quick start to 2003 was short-lived. The day after their victory atwindsor, the Warriors dropped a hard-fought 2-1 decision to another division foe, the Western Mustangs. While the Warriors were pleasedwiththeirvictoryagainstWindsor, the home loss to the Mustangs put a sour taste in the mouths of the GW men. "That team had no right beating us," said Warriors head coach Peter Mackie. " F h e 2003 hfustangs] are probably the weakest K'estern team I've seen in three years." What made the loss even more difficultwas the fact that the Warriors
dominated the game, as UV17controlled the pace of play throughout the afternoon. 'However, the Warriors knew that they were in for a tough match when the Mustangs tallied an unexpected early marker.When Western's Haiden Laird beat UW goalkeeper Hermes Suarez to a lose ball and slid home the opening goal of the game,the Warriors found themselves in the unwanted position of tradingin the opening stages. "The earlygoalhunus," saidMaclae. "We had to try and fight to get that goal back." After the Mustangs jumped to the one-goallead, the Warriors took control of the match. Unfortunately for the UK1squad,they could not capitalize on their chances, as the Warriors sent numerous balls just wide or high of the net. As the first half drew to a close,thegame tookmore of aphysical tone and it became apparent that the Warriors were in for more of a challenge than perhaps they had bargained for. The half ended with the Mustangs maintaining their slim, one-goal edge. The Warriors came out storming
in the second half, as UVC' dominated in the area ofball control. Finally, after almost 45 minutes of domination, a shot off the foot of Warriors striker David Mills found mesh to tie the game at 1-1.Whileit looked as though LWwould seize control of the match, the inability to finish became more and more apparent as the Mustangs defense clung to the 1-1tie. Inside the last 15minutes of the match, Western was rewarded for their stalwart play, whenLairdpicked offa poor clearance attempt by a UW defender and beat Suarez to the far side. The Warriors' spirit was depleted following Laird's second goal of the afternoon and Waterloo could not fight back. The Mustangs were able to hold off the Warriors in the closing moments and Western secured their first victory of the young season. The Warriors took the loss to heart, as UW had high expectations coming into 2003. "We talked about going 10-0 or 82," said hlache of his team's goals for this year. "But we can't just show up and go through rhe motions." The Warriors' record now stands
David Mills pressures a Windsor Lancer in Saturday's game. at 1-1following the 3-2victoqagainst Windsor. The Warriors got goals from Carlos Alegre, Bobby Morse, andJeff Fiorino, while Nick Iaassen set up two UVI1markers. The Warriors will be backin action this weekend when they play their cross-town rivals from Laurier. Although the game is only the third in a
10-gameschedule,hZache and his club are aware of its significance. " F h e Western loss] makes the game at Laurier a must-win for us," he said."There's obviously arivalrythere." The men's soccer version of the battle of Waterloo is set for September 21 at University Stadium. firstname.lastname@example.org
Women Warriors kick off season with positive results Adam McGuire IMPRINT STAFF
Mid-fielder Erin Walkom clears the ball with support from striker Eline Kamphuis.
A new era began last weekend for the UW wo&enYssoccer club, as new head coachPeter Mackieleadhis squad to a split of their opening weekend match-ups against the WindsorLancers and the Western Mustangs. After shumngout the Lancers 1-0 on Saturday, September 13, the Warriors dropped a devastating4-2 decision to the Mustangs on Sunday, September 14. The loss was made even more difficult as Warriors halfback Sara Towns scored in her own goal in the waning moments of the second half, putting Western ahead 32, a lead they would never relinquish. How&, Maclue deems the start successful for his club as the women's Warriors look to join the OUA's elite in 2003.
"I was proud of the way the girls played," saidMackie. "There's alot of potential here. The future looks good." The loss to Western was even a step in the right direction for the Wartiors, as LRV played the powerhouse Mustangs extremely tight throughout the game. Mackie felt that Western, which is ranked third in the nation, was caught off guard by the tenacity of the revamped Warriors. "I don't thnk theywere expecting d much ofamatchfromus," saidMackie. " F h e Kestern game] is encouraging, because we played really well." As the contest began,itwas quickly apparent that the K7arriorswere not going to be the simple opponents that perhaps the Western juggernaut had envisioned. see SOCCER, page 28
Eye of the Tigers are fixed on MLB futilitv record h l 112 Iosscs and 12gamc~remainTlicTigcrs:~rcb ~ dTheT~gcrs:~rc . ing, ~ncmin,:rhcy \vould 11,1\.cro 11 ).;c 1 .ucci uins mow ofre11rhan rhc'l'igc~.;cto. ThcTigcr.; arc nlnc morc.g.un.s t o l ) r ~ A rhc rccot~l. \\.or,c rhan rhc n l o w G(<li 'l'hc 'l'i- \\'hilt riniihmg ;I .;ex-on -5-0 is nor gcrs are so h d th.tr r h : ~r h ~ ~ ' \ - ~ ~ c oc;I.;!., n - rlic 'l'igcrs arc up h)r [he ch:~lsideredperforming a clubhouse exor- lenge. lifter all, if Detroit ends the season the way they started it, the cism. I couldgo onlike hs-I'vegot recordis in the bag- the Tigers won a d o n of 'em. Question: How mar9 Detroif Tigers only one game in their first 18 to begin h e s it take to m e w in a k h t bgh? 2003. T o put it in perspective, theTigers Answer:fozir - one to start screwzng it in wrong, and three others brought irrfrom needed 20 September losses to reach 121 losses. Whtle 20-loss months do the bul@en to ty a n d j x it. Bad seasons are a regular occur- not come easily, the Tigers have alrence in professional sports, but a year ready lost 20 games in April. And 22 llke the Tigers'is worthy of the record in June. And 23 in August. So really, books. The loveable losers from what's another 20 in September? But the Tigers' woes go way beMotown are in hot pursuit of the single-seasonloss record of 120, cur- yond loss accumulation. Their 20-54 record in Detroit makes them baserently held by the 1962 New York Mets. As of September 16, the Tigers ball's worst home team. Their 18-57 t ~ o / bad. / ~ fusm
2003 will be amemorable year for the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers have had the kind of season that sports writers salivatc over. They have had the kind of season that is so rare it will go down in the annals of baseball lore. They haye had the type of season that they will never forget. No matter how hard they try.
record away fromDetroit makes them baseball's worst road team. Tigers' pitchinghas the second-hghest earned run average (5.22).Tigers' fieldlng has c o h t t e d the second-most errors (128). And, Tigers' hitting is last or second-last in (deep inhalation) battingaverage,hits, doubles,runs scored, slugging percentage and on-base percentage. But despite their struggles, Tigers fans can take solace in the fact that their club is first in the league with 176double plays completed. Can you say "statistical anomaly?" What makes the 2003 Tigers seem even more inept is the competition they are facing. No other tearnin baseball is on pace to reach 100 losses, a number that theTigers reached before Labour Day. With two weeks remaining in the season, there are 15 teams
that either hold a playoff spot, or are within five games of a postseason birth. The Tigers, however, are 21 games back-of second-last place (an honour dubiously shared by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and San Diego Padres). However, the best part of the Tigers' season is still to come-the end. Andif theTigers can string together a bit of a streak, they can maybe even avoid the history books. Still, record or no record, the 2003 Tigers should be proud of themselves, for they have had a year for the ages. Seasons like the Tigers have endured only come along once in a lifetime. At least, the Tigers hope they only come along once in a lifetime.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19,2003 I I I I I I I I I I I I
Warriors clip Hawks' wings Rod McLachlan IMPRINT STAFF
By defeatingtheLaurier GoldenHawks 2-0 in early playoff race action on Wednesday night the UW men's baseball team pulled into a fourth-place tie with their "Battle ofWaterloon rivals. The victory also was of significance because the Warriors dropped three of four games in double headers last weekend against T o r o n t o and McMaster, and another loss probably would have put Waterloo's playoff hopes in jeopardy. With the OUA baseball league allowing entry to the playoffs to just four clubs and with only 18games of re,dar season play, every game is an opportunity to move up in the standings that cannot be missed. Veteran Warrior pitcher Adam Beck silenced the Hawks' bats on Wednesday evening in a stellar and surprising eight-inningmasterful performance. He finished with six strikeouts and only three walks. Head coachBrianBishop said after thegame that he was not expecting Beck to last a full eightinnings. However, Bishop
had a talk with Beck around the third inning. The Warrior coach said, "He started mixing up his pitches," as a result of the discussion. This allowed Beck to work the strike zone against Laurier with the same effectiveness that earned him a 3-2 record last season for the Warriors with a l .40 ERA and 22 strikeouts. Another key piece to the Warrior win was a steady infield effort. An integral part of this solid defence for Waterloo was rookie shortstop Daniel Lehmkuhl. Consistently he scooped up hopping grounders, and by riflinghs throws to first for countless outs he frustrated Laurier's offence all night. With no runs up on the board for either team, Waterloo seemed to be determined to score in the top of the fourth. Anthony Reid led off the inningwith a single to left field.A sacrifice bunt moved Reid to second, and then two more Warriors were walked to load the bases. This brought up first baseman Andrew Hoffman who wisely hit a sacrifice fly to deep left field. Reid came into score on the play and gave the Warriors a 1-0 lead that they
held until the ninth. In the bottom ef the eighth howls erupted from the Laurier bench as a result of apitch by Beck that struck the Hawks' David Onyett-Jeffries. However, an evengreater outrage from both the Waterloo fans and benchwasvoiced in the top of the ninth after WarriorJeff Murdoch was hit by what many thought was a retaliatory pitch from WLU's reliever. This event seemed to spark the Warriors offensivelybecause three batters later UW's Lehmkuhlhit a clutch double to give his team a much neededinsurance run and 212-0 leadin the top of the ninth. In a bit of agamble Waterloo head coach Bishop threwrookiereliever Wes Kochinto the fire to finish offlaurier in the bottom of the ninth. The move proved to be awise one after Kochgot the first batter to ground out and then struck out the final two batters in dramatic fashion. "This was really the fist time we tried him in this role [as reliever]," said coach Bishop afterwards. "It was a big game and we're a pretty young club," he added. Tomorrow the Warriors start their first doubleheader against Western at Jack Couch Parkm IGtchener at 1 p.m. Sunday thcj head to York for another doubleheader, whch also starts at 1 p.m. "Ifwe can take three of four [thls weekend] we'll put ourselves mgood shape," predcted tdach Rlshop In reference to his club's playoff dnve.
Laurier's Matt Snoei beats the tag by Warriors' first baseman Andrew Hoffman in Wednesday's third inning action. Snoei was being checked at first by a throw from Waterloo starter Adam Beck who earned the win.
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19,2003
Musical chairs for goalies this season Red Wings' netminding dilemma puts perennial all-stars on trading block
TOP CORNER HOCKEY The goalie is by far the most irnportant position in hockey. Whether it's a heart-stopping deflection or a soft goal that quietly deflates a team's morale, the goaltender is ultimately the lastlineof defence that makes or breaks the entire team's efforts. However, in this age of tight budgets, NHL teams can only afford to have one marquee goalie on their rosters. It's just simple economics -a very good goalie pulling in millions should be used in most of the games
to maximize the bang for the owner's buck andleave the remaining few games to a low-priced backup. Hence, the Detroit Red Wings haveanawkwardprob1em.Theyd start the season with two US $8 million goalies in Curtis Joseph and Dominik Hasek, plus avery capable backup in Manny Legace. The situation arose when Hasek, possibly the greatestgoalieever, decided to return to Detroit after a year of retirement. That leaves Joseph as the odd man out with his ego damaged. In an ironic twist, both Joseph and Hasek have been in similarly awkward situations in the past. The saying, "What comes around goes around" is applicableinJoseph's case as he has himself displaced two other star goalies from their spots. In the 1995off-season, a contract dispute prompted the St.Louis Blues to trade Joseph to the Edmonton
Oilers. The deal left the Oilers with Joseph andlocaihero Bill Ranford as two star goalies on the roster when their meagre budget had only room for one. Thus, Ranford was subsequently dealt away to the Boston Brusns. Then, In the 1998 off-season, Josephleft the Ollers for aricher contract m t h the Toronto hlaple Leafs. The Leafs' incumbent number one goahe at the time, F e h I'otvin, was left in a similarly awkward situation and Potvin was subsequently traded away to the New York Islanders. Hasekhas also beengdtyofpushing a well-establishedgoalie from their job in the past. In the 2001 offseason, Hasekwas traded to Detroit from the Buffalo Sabres. This left the Red Wings' long-time number one goalie, Chris Osgood, in limbo. Detroit simply left Osgood on waivers, where he was promptly snapped up
by the Islanders. Presently, the tables are now turnedforJoseph inDetroit. Joseph is sadly notgood enoughfortheRed Wings anymore as he appeared to lose his bite last season. The case of too much of a good thing in Detroit couldveryw-ell resultinJoseph being discarded onwaivers in the upcoming season. Although t h s tumultuous saga will end for Joseph with his confidence shaken, but given time and a supportive environment, he should be able to find his "A-game" again. This could take place in NewYork, if the Rangers' general manager Glen Sather chooses to acquireyet another high-priced piece of a puzzle that doesn't quite seem to fit together.
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The Warriors continued to apply pressure until UW striker Tory Westbrook found a loose ball in the Mustangs box and deposited it in the net, giving Waterloo an early 1-0 lead. The Mustangs bounced back quickly, applyingpressure to the Warriors' defense. While UW was able to keep thepowerfulMustangs at bay for a considerable time, Western's potent offense finally drew blood whenJessica Van Dyk notched Western's first goal to tie the game at 1-1. The first half proceeded at a rapid pace, as momentum switched hands numerous times. Westbrook scored her secondof thegamewith a series of beautiful moves that she capped by lobbing a shot over the Western goalkeeper, restoring the Warriors' onegoal lead.Just before halftime, Westem's EvaHavaris tiedup the score once again,as shezippedawell-struck ball to the top corner of the Warriors' net. Duringthe second half of the game, Western began to flex their muscle. They began to beat the Warriors to loose balls, and Waterloo's defense became more relied upon to maintain the 2-2 score. Inside the fmal 20 minutes, the Warriors had their hearts broken by a fluke play when UW's TOWIS attempted to clear aball fromin front of her net. Instead of removing the ball from harm's way, it caromed off her foot and dribbled into the open goal. The Mustangs added one more late tally to cap off the 4-2 victory. While the defeat at the hands of Western dropped the Warriors' record to 1-1,Mackie said that his team showed heart in competingwith the high-powered Mustangs. 'We didn't deserve a loss," said Mackie. "The players were all supportive [of Towns]." The Warriors are back in action against another division rival this weekend, as they play their intercity foes fromLaurier.The matchgetsunderway on Sunday, September 21 from University Stadium at 3 p.m.
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Nicole Grinstead controls the ball in the Warrior end on Saturday against Windsor.
Centre for Contact Lens Research School of Optometry University of Waterloo
PARTlClPANTS REQUIRED FOR CONTACT LENS RESEARCH The Centre for Contact Lens Research is current1 (:onducting a study to investigate the performance of silicon t~ydrogellenses when they are worn on a daily wear basi in longterm soft contact lens wearers. we need your help if you: Have worn sofi contact lenses for at least 5 years Wear contact lenses at least 12 hours per day (no extendedwear) Time commitment will be one screening visit, and if eligible, you will be asked to return to the School of Optometry buildingfor 3 to 4 follow-up visits, over the course of 2 months. If you are eligible and choose to participate you will receive contact lenses and solutions for the study duration and, your C:ompensationwill be $12 for the initial visit and each of the first 3 follow-ups, up to a maximum of $60 for all follow-up visits.
F:or more information please contact Leona or Roz at the Centre for Contact Lens Research Optometry, room 352 . 888-4539 or e-mail: Ivoss@sciborg.uwaterloo.ca All studies conducted by the CCLR have been reviewed and received ethics clearance througt the3 Office of Research Ethics, University of Waterloo (519-888-4567, ext. 6005).
Friday, September 19, 2003 UW Photography Club is having their General Meeting a t 4:30 p.m. in MC2017. Come learn about the club and be involved! Contact email@example.com for more information. Saturday, September 20, 2003 The Royal Medieval Faire - see knights battle, kings and queens face their enemies, games to challenge young and old, food and drink, dance and song! Join in today from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Waterloo Park, West, Waterloo. For more info call 747-8788 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteer Fair 2003 at Conestoga Mall from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Come to the Volunteer Action Centre's booth at Centre Court for infomation on hundreds of volunteer positions. For more info call 7 4 2 - 8 6 1 0 o r email email@example.com. Monday, September 22, 2003 Plan to attend Imprint's Staff Meeting at 12:30, SLC room 1116. Become a volunteer at your student newspaper! Tuesday, September 23, 2003 Epilepsy Waterloo Wellington - Parent Support Group -is open to parents who have children with epilepsy. Plan to attend the meeting today from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Contact Melissa Dyck at 7452112. Thursday, September 25, 2003 Books Are Funsale-from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Student Life Centre, University of Waterloo. Volunteer Fair - come out and meet representatives from a variety of local agencies to find out about volunteering opportunities of all kinds. Student Life Centre, Great Hall from 1 1 :00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Guelph District Shrine Club is proud to present the 8th Annual Great Canadian Brewing Festival September 25-27 at the Guelph Sports and Entertainment Centre in downtown Guelph. Student Night-Thursday, 7:00 p.m. to 12:OO a.m. ; Charity Casino - Friday, 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. and Community Day on Saturday, 3:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. ; firstname.lastname@example.org. Sunday, September 28, 2003 The Lung Association presents "Hike for Life" at Laurel Creek Conservation Area, Waterloo. Registration 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with hike beginning at 11:OO a.m. Call 886-8100 to register. Wednesday, October 1, 2003 5th Annual WSANet International Opportunities Fair is today from 11:OO a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Great Hall, Student Life Centre. Approximately 303 5 educational agencies and organizations and NGOs are participating in this event representing institutions from the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, etc. For more info contact Maria Lango, International Programs Office, ext. 3999. Eating Disorders Awareness Coalition presents "The Craziness of Dieting, A Better Way to Health and Happiness" from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Hespeler Scout House, Forbes Park. For info call 7454875. Friday, October 3, 2003 Oktoberfest tickets on sale now! Have fun and support a local charity. Meals on Wheels of KW is selling Oktoberfest tickets for opening night for Bingeman'sMarshall Hall. Call 743-1471 for info/ tickets. Thursday, October 1 6 Famine Relief Concert starring UW Drum Circle, Douglas Watson, Ophelia's Mask, Sweetline, Matt Osborne, Mo Kauffey, Red Zepplin and many more from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m., Student Life Centre, Great Hall. Check out the website at http://www.geocities.com/ uwfamihel or Nancy at email@example.com for more information.
Power Play for Easter Seal kids - volunteers needed. Spend a few hours on Saturday, October 4 helping with Power Play for Easter Seal Kids. A fun outdoor, 4 on 4, street hockey tournament being held in the Philthy McNasty's parking area at Westmount Plaza, Waterloo from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. For more info contact Lisa at 568-8556 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Smiling Over Sickness, SOS, is a student-run organization whose goal is to make sick children smile. This objectiveis achieved through voluntary services provided within the local community. These services include trick or treating in local hospitals, wheelchair basketball, coffee houses, etc. If you email are interested please email@example.com or come to the first meeting Friday, September 26 in the Physics Building, room 150 at 2:00 p.m. Cradlelink, a Luthenvood-CODA program, trains volunteers and matches them with a family in K-W or surrounding areas to provide in-home support to families with infants for three to four hours a week. Contact Julia at 7431460, ext. 292. Volunteer with The Friends program for a few hours weekly during the school day and make a life long difference to a child. Volunteers are matched by the Canadian Mental Health Association with children who need additional support at school. FRIENDS operates in partnership with local school boards and helps children 4 to 15 years. Call 744-7645, ext. 317 or www.cmhawrb.on.ca. Resume builder! Volunteers needed to visit people with Alzheimer Disease through Alzheimer Society Volunteer Companion Program. One to four hours per week. Next training session: October 4 or November 11, 18. Call Jill at email 742-1422 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteer Action Centre, 742-8610, is seeking volunteers for the following positions ... VOLUNTEER JOB FAIR - Saturday, September 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Conestoga Mall. For more info call the above number. DOOR T O DOOR FOR DIABETES ... #1098-1754 ... the Canadian Diabetes Association is needing volunteers for the fall fundraising and awareness campaign. Training provided and flexible schedule. TOUCHED BY CANCER ... #109712890 ... Hopespring Cancer Support Centre is looking for peer support volunteers to share info and resources with one-on-one support to our members. D O YOU LOVE BABIES? ... #10491180 ... Cradlelink, a LutherwoodCODA program, needs volunteers. Three to four hours per week. Training provided. YWCA ... #I125 ... variety of volunteer opportunities available from washing dishes to carpentry. VOLUNTEER AT KPL ... # I 0 6 7 ... read a book to a child, visit a home bound reader, assist students with homework, etc. Day or evening hours available. TIME T O SHARE ... #1135-12743 and #1135-12782 ... one-on-one conversation, two to four hours per week with someone who has physical disability andl or an acquired brain injury. ARTHRITIS SOCIETY ... # I 0 0 4 ... many positions available from canvassing to office receptionist during weekday mornings.
Friday, September 19, 2003 POSTING #1 (includes Chartered Accounting) available by 12 noon. Work-
shops: Letter writing: Learn how to use letters to your advantage in the job search, 1:30-2:30 (TC Room 2218). Resumes: Discova the techniques for writing an effective resume. 2:30- 3:30 (TC Room 2218). Monday, September 22, 2003 POSTING #1 expires 8p.m. Hand in copy of resume package to CECS DropOff Slot by 8p.m. 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 youassess your readiness to start your business venture, and show you how to convert and idea into a commercial opportunity, 3:30- 4:30 (TC Room 1208). Wednesday, September 24, 2003 POSTING #2 expires 8p.m. CAREER FAIR 10:OOa.m.-3:30p.m., Rim Park. Workshop: Thinking About Working Outside Of Canada? This introductory workshop is intended for students who are thinking about the possibility of an international work experiance at some point in the future. It will help you determine your suitability, and provide some advice on beginning the process 3:30-4:30 p.m. (TC ~ o o m1208). Thursday, September 25, 2003 POSTING #3 available by 1 2 noon. Volunteer Fair 1la.m.- 3p.m., SLC. Friday, September 26, 2003 ~ ~ ~ " S T I N#3 G expires 8:OOp.m. Monday, September 29, 2003 POSTING #4 available by 12 noon. Workshop: Interview Skills: SellingYour Skills. Don't stop at the fundamentals; you must also prove your skills in the interview. Here is your opportunity to practice and improve. NOTE: Please attend only if you can stay the full two hours. 3:3O- 5:30p.m. (TC Room2218). Tuesday, September 30, 2003 POSTING #4 expires 8p.m. Workshops: Career Decision Making. Self Assessment, Occupational Research, Information Interviews, & Career Decision Making. After this session you will be in a better position to assess yourself and your "fit" in the world of work, 10:30 a.m. - 12:OO p.m. (TC Room 1208). Owning Your Own Business: Next Steps. Picking up where "The Basics" left off, this workshop will offer more indepth discussion on start-up issues: strategy and operational tactics, marketing, finance, human resources, R&D. 4:305:30 p.m. (TC Room 2218).
Tuesday, September 23, 2003 Find Journal Articles- Fast, 10:00-11:20 a.m. Science & Engineering Students: In this hands-on session you will learn how to search for articles online and how to make effective use of electronic journals and full-text articles. Registel: in advance: www.lib.uwaterloo.ca/ useredlformsl. Held in the FLEX Lab, 3rd floor, Dana Porter Library. TRELLIS...Find Books, Course Notes, Etc., 2:30- 3:20p.m. Learn key search features of TRELLIS throught this hands-on workshop. Register in advance: www.lib.uwaterloo.ca/usered/ form/. Held in the FLEX Lab, 3rd floor, Dana Porter Library. Wednesday, September 24, 2003 Find Journal Articles-Fast, 10:OO- 11:20 a.m. Science & Enginnering Students: In this hands-on session you will learn how to search for articles online and
how to make effective use of electronic journals and full text articles. register in advance: www.lib.uwaterloo.ca/usered/ form/. Held in the FLEX Lab, 3rd floor, Dana Porter Library. Thursday, September 25, 2003 Find Journal Articles-Fast, 10:OO- 11:20 am. Science & Enginnering Students: In this hands-onsesssion you will learn how to search for articles online and how to make effective use of electronic journals and full text articles. register in advance: www.lib.uwaterloo.ca/usered/ f o r d . Held in the FLEX Lab, 3rd floor, Dana Porter Library.
Hurricane Isabel hits Friday! If you are in need of emergency service such as renovationhestoration, industrial millwright, caused by Huricane Isabel call Mike at
654-0627. An invitation to singers: the Universitv " of Waterloo Choir invites singers (soprano, alto, tenor and bass) to sing in Mendelssohnl's Elijah. The choir rehearses Tuesday evenings at Conrad Grebe1 Chapel from 6:30-9:00 p.m. The concert date is Saturday, November 22 at 8:00 p.m. For further info contact the Music Deuartment at email@example.com. Toin the Fitness Forum. a free on-line discussion board dedicated to fitness, nutrition and training. Log on today at www.musclebymills.com. Coffee House performers needed for November 1 scow in the Student Life Centre from 9:00 p.m. to 12 a.m. If interested contact Nancy O'Neil at 8884048, ext 6283 or firstname.lastname@example.org Backgammon - it is "not just a game." It is "the game!" Easy to learn to play and excruciating to play well? Learn it
IFIEDS HELP WANTED TRAVEL & TEACH ENGLISH: Jobs, $$ guaranteed. TESOL certified in five days. Attend a free information seminar. Free infopack: 1-888-270-2941 or www.globaltesol.com. Weekend counsellors and relief staff to work in homes for individuals with developmental challenges. Experience, minimum eight-month commitment. Paid positions. Send resume to Don Mader, K-W Habilitation Services, 108 Svdney Street. Kitchener.. ON., N2G 3 ~ 2 '. Waterloo Inn now hiring banquet servers(l0), set-up porters(2) and night auditor(Friday/Saturday, midnight shift). Part-time positions, some hevy lifting. Interested applicants please contact: Human Resources, Waterloo Inn, 473 King Street, N., Waterloo, ON, N2J 225. Call 884-0221, ext518 or fax 884-0321 or please email ddoogan@waterlooi~n.com. The Department of Fine Arts, University of waterloo is looking for models for life drawing classes. We need a range of ages, body types and ethnic backgrounds, male and female. Experience with life modelling preferred. Good pay in a creative, safe environment. Please call 888-4567, ext. 6923. Part-time Behavioural Therapist needed near University area. No experience required as full training is provided. Must be available towork Wednesdays and Fridaysfrom 2:30 to 6:00 p.m. and to commit to one year. Teach language and social skills to an autistic child within a fun and relaxed atmosphere, with a staff of two other students. Salary is $10/hour to train, then $111 hour with frequent raises. Own transort tat ion an asset. Email resume to email@example.com. Weekend bookkee~er-McGinnis Front Row is looking for a weekend Bookkeeper. About 10 hours, plus work holidays and some weekday shifts when required. The hours are totally flexible. Pay rate is $8.00 to $10 per hour dpenending on experience. Drop off or mail resume to: McGinnis front Rowk 160 University Avenue, W., Waterloo, ON. N2L 3E9.
8109. 408 King Street, E., Kitchener. Essay help - research and writing. Winning appfications, entrance letteis from dedicated writing experts. 1-888-3458295 or www.cu~to~essay.com. New mattress and boxspring, still in plastic. Single $175, double $275. Delivery available. 742-8109. 408 King Street, E., Kitchener. "Ultimate Questions," The Lord Jesus Christ is the difference. Learn about Him. Bible study by correspondence. Please send name and address to: Bible Study, Zion United Reformed Church, 1238 Main Street, Sheffield, ON, LOR 1ZO or email firstname.lastname@example.org. See website: www.zurch.on.ca. Click on Links, ask for book, sign up today, it's free!
Students - four bedroom at three bedroom rent. $1,20O/month plus. Three and four bedroom townhomes. Perfect for sharing. Fridge, stove, washer and dryer. Extra parking available. Don't miss out! 747-1071. Flatmate wanted to share funky downtown Kitchener apartment five minutes from bus terminal and park. Feminist, non-smoking female. $400/month. Call 658-7886.
WANTED Writers wanted for film project. Three part television miniseries drama based on university life. Please send scripts to email@example.com or contact Margie Mansell (UW Film Club President) at 589-6364 for more info.
Sturdy beigebrown couch and chair-$75 ; two love seats, forest green, good condition-$100 each. Phone 746-2518. Sony 32" TV with remote and Sony TV stand. Three years old in excellent condition for $700 or best offer. Please call 572-3 144. 1998 Hundia Accent for sale - excellent condition, 2 door, automatic. Asking $6,500. If interested please email Russfirstname.lastname@example.org or call 5732078. Computer desk with hutch - $10 ; countertop dishwasher - $50 ;white five Adrian Jones Music School - instrucshelf unit 5' x 2' - $10 ;white four shelf tion in guitar, voice, bass, theory. Lounit 3 1" x 1' - $5 ; canvas camp chair in cated on bus route in Uptown Waterbag - $5 ;working monitor - $5 ;variety loo. 886-4514 or www.adrianjones.org of lamps at $5 each ; black metal and or email@example.com. chrome CD tower(40) - $5 ; metal bed p frame with wheels - $10. Call Lynn at livingrooms, etc. You need furniture 746-2558. we can help. Delivery available 742-
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