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ARC schedules invite complaints The Lifting Zone of the ARC gym had two new schedules in the past week J acob R osen News Editor

Kingston among 30 other cities in Canada to rally for Syrian refugees in the past week.

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Following recent complaints regarding the ARC’s Lifting Zone, Queen’s Athletics and Recreation has altered its schedule to provide more open time slots. At the beginning of the fall term, a schedule was posted on the lifting zone that blocked out times into three categories: open, reserved and for “Members Only”. On weekdays, the lifting zone was reserved or scheduled for members only from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by a one-hour open slot between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. It was again members only until the open slots began again from 8 p.m. onwards. Some students posted on the 21,000-member Overheard at Queen’s Facebook group to express their disappointment with

the schedule. Alan Townshend-Carter, ArtSci ’16, found out about the schedule the hard way. He said he was told he couldn’t workout at the Lifting Zone when he arrived, even though he saw only five other people using the equipment. “The problem is that the reserved times are clearly the optimal high demand times. This forces everyone into the second floor, which isn’t as well equipped and too crowded to be of use,” Townshend-Carter told The Journal via email. According to him, non-varsity students had been welcome to work out in the area while varsity athletes used the facilities in previous years. “It was a good system and people would just work [out along] with the athletes,” he said. “The real infuriating part is that the lifting room during varsity time[s] never See New, page 5

UNIVERSITY DISTRICT

Investigating fowl play Puzzling poultry wanders the student ghetto V ictoria G ibson Assistant News Editor An unexpected wake-up call ruffled some feathers in the University District last week with the discovery of some unclaimed chickens wandering free. Just before 11 a.m. on Sept. 9, Hanna Glover, ArtSci ’16, posted a photo of the birds on the “Lost and Found Queen’s” Facebook page. The chickens were roaming freely in her yard on Victoria St. In response to the mysterious poultry, Glover spoke to a neighbor for advice. “We decided if they were still out tomorrow, we would call animal control,” she said, adding that both her brother and her neighbour’s child attempted to pick up the chickens. Eventually the chickens disappeared, although Glover couldn’t say where to. “I’m not sure who came to pick

Timan with his favourite chicken, Fluffy.

them up,” she said, “but they were on my front lawn for most of the day.” Glover wasn’t the only resident

alarmed by the hens. Masen Hunter Malone, ConEd ’18, who lives near Glover, happened to stroll past with a friend that morning.

— but she wasn’t expecting to see them roaming free. “After growing up in the country, I know what they’re capable of,” she said. She said the chickens moved together in a pack. “It was really weird, because the cats that are always out wouldn’t even touch the chickens,” she said. “They were like a chicken gang, just out and about.” As The Journal investigated further, several students said they’ve suspected other chicken coops have been kept around the University District. Chloe Cheng, ArtSci ’18, moved to Pembroke St. four weeks ago. Though her location is far removed from Victoria St., she has her own questions regarding the SUPPLIED BY DAVID TIMAN puzzling fowl. “I’ve been living here a month, Malone said she wasn’t and I’ve heard the chickens in the surprised by the chickens morning once or twice,” she said. Students reported knowing themselves — she knew her neighbours had a chicken coop See Chickens, page 5

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

EDITORIALS

PHOTOS

ARTS

SPORTS

LIFESTYLE

A response to Principal Woolf’s unwelcoming email to students

Highlights from Orientation Week

Student artist explores the world of digital art

Rugby: life after a severe concussion

Tips on getting a good night’s sleep

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ACTIVISM

Kingston welcomes refugees Local activist group holds rally to advocate for acceptance of Syrian refugees into Canada T arini P ahwa Assistant News Editor

non-student activists at the event. Salzmann also said she was concerned by how the world will view this event years Last Thursday evening, Market Square filled from now. Without significant change, she with concerned citizens campaigning for said, all future generations will remember is the Canadian government to allow refugees the image of a boy washed up on the shore. “[We’ll] see the faces of human beings from Syria into Canada. Around 200 people attended the event, who are crushed between national borders, country blocks, between washing up on the which lasted about an hour. “We thought this was a historical time in shore when their rickety boats crash.” It’s not just the protestors who are world history where the image of the threeyear-old boy has shaken up people … and working to invite refugees to Canada. Lori Rand, curriculum coordinator for Kingston should be a part [of that],” Shaihla Omar, one of the event’s organizers and Faculty Development in the Faculty of Health Sciences says she supports the Kingston Queen’s student, said. Omar was referring to the death of branch of ‘Save A Family from Syria’ as an Aylan Kurdi, the Syrian boy who was found option for helping refugees. The organization allows families from washed up on the Mediterranean shore after Kingston to take in Syrian families in need. his family tried to seek asylum in Canada. According to Rand, the organization has Omar said she believes it’s up to Queen’s already successfully settled a Syrian family students to get involved in social action. “We need to have an intellectual in Kingston and another one is due to arrive understanding of what is going on. Many of next week. PHOTOS BY JESSICA SUNG “It’s the only active organization in A rally participant raises a sign in Market Square. us are privileged to be in this fine university,” Kingston that tries to get families here and she said. Kingston was among 30 other The organizers of the event used they’ve had a great track record,” said Rand. refugee families for the city of Kingston. According to Rand, Mayor Bryan Paterson “I think that the University can look at the communities in Canada to hold a gathering Facebook posts, pamphlets and posters to has formally endorsed the organization as curriculum inside the classroom to examine regarding the Syrian refugee crisis this raise awareness about the event. how they can use this as a learning option past week. Ariel Salzmann, associate professor of the charity of choice for Kingston. She said she also believes that Queen’s has for students during the re-settling of Syrian Islamic and world history at Queen’s, was among the mixed crowd of students and the financial resources to consider supporting families here,” Rand said.

Professor Ariel Salzmann and other demonstrators speak at the event.

Activists and participants show their support at the event.

CAMPUS CRIME

Three men arrested for bike theft

Arrests revealed possession of crystal meth and previous bans from campus V ictoria G ibson Assistant News Editor Kingston Police (KP) made three arrests related to bicycle theft on Wednesday based on two separate incidents. First incident: roughly 2 a.m. Two men were arrested following an attempt to break into a secured bicycle compound on West Campus, when a police search revealed break-in materials and what is believed to be crystal methamphetamine. At roughly 2 a.m. on Sept. 16, Campus Security and Emergency Services made the first call, drawing authorities to Jean Royce Hall on Union St. Campus security had observed two

men — later confirmed to be 37 and 28 years of age — using bolt cutters to surpass a chain link fence surrounding a bicycle compound. The men were in a Red Hyundai Accent. While awaiting the police’s arrival, campus security spoke to the two men in the vehicle. Both men were arrested when officers arrived on scene. Upon searching the two men and the vehicle, police discovered bolt cutters, driver and socket sets, Allen keys, an adjustable wrench and pliers. A pry bar and hammer were also found in the compound area. The automobile was towed shortly afterwards, and the license plates were seized after it was revealed that they weren’t registered to the vehicle. Both men were charged with breaking and entering and the possession of break-in

tools. The 28-year-old man was charged with obstruction of police after he provided a fabricated name and date of birth to the arresting officers and booking sergeant. Police also discovered what they believed to be crystal methamphetamine on the person of the 28-year old, and subsequently charged him with possession of a controlled substance. At the cell area, another patrol officer identified the suspect as a man who had been recently arrested for possession of break-in tools and breaches of recognizance, which refer to deviances from the conditions laid out by a court regarding his release from custody. The 37-year-old was also charged with one count of breach of an officer-in-charge’s undertaking. See Twenty-six page 5

CORRECTIONS The photo description in “Gaels grind out victory against visiting Warriors” named the receiver in the photograph as Rudy Uhl (#8). The receiver pictured is actually Connor Weir (#85). The word “hoops” was spelled incorrectly as “hopes” in a quote by AMS President Kanivanan Chinniah in “AMS executive summer in review”. Incorrect information appeared in the Sept. 10 edition of The Journal. The Journal regrets the error.


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The typical Queen’s student As the universty’s population evolves, the stereotype of the average student becomes increasingly difficult to define A llison W illiams Features Editor As the university’s population grows, the typical Queen’s student is more difficult to define than you’d expect. Today’s average undergraduate student is most likely female (64.4 per cent women). That is, unless the student is in a Masters’ or PhD program, which have retained a male majority of 57 per cent. They’re also less and less likely to be white and rich. Visible minorities make up over a third of the student body (34.1 per cent in 2014), and 22.2 per cent of students come from a family with a reported annual income below $75,000. Although there’s some truth in the perception that Queen’s students hail predominantly from the Greater Toronto Area, over a fifth (21.9 per cent) also come from a town with less than 10,000 residents. The percentage of students with disabilities (13.3 per cent) has nearly doubled over a five-year time horizon. Other groups, such as first-generation students (5.7 per cent), Aboriginal students (2.3 per cent) and students who disclose that they’re non-heterosexual (6.8 per cent) remain smaller. As a component of a larger internationalization strategy, the University has made an effort to bring more international students to campus. They’re not necessarily from England or the Commonwealth nations — the largest group is from China, totaling 29 per cent of the entire international student population. These international students hail from 109 countries, and represent 8.3 per cent of the student population, with an objective of reaching 10 per cent by 2019. The mental and financial challenges associated with obtaining a degree may be a near-universal part of the Queen’s experience — but students at Queen’s are generally able to complete and pay for

their education. 94.6 per cent of first-year students progress into their second year, and the seven-year completion rate for undergraduate programs is 87.7 per cent. These rates show a high degree of persistence, ranking among the highest completion rates in the province. Numbers are similarly high for post-graduate students, with Masters and PhD five-year completion rates of 89.5 per cent and 77 per cent. Common perceptions of a heavy student loan burden don’t necessarily hold up either. Although approximately 34 per cent of Queen’s students receive Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) funding, only 2.5 per cent of students will default on these loans. It’s one of the lowest default rates in Ontario. Of 1,149 graduating students that completed the Queen’s 2013 Exit Poll survey, 37 per cent said they would graduate with no debt. Despite high completion rates, partying and alcohol consumption are still realities for the majority of Queen’s students. 83 per cent of all Queen’s students consumed alcohol in the fall term of 2008, with 77 per cent of first-year students choosing to indulge. Queen’s population has evolved substantially from its earliest days as a small Presbyterian college. While stereotypes about the typical student persist — some holding more truth than others — this character has become increasingly elusive on campus. Students at Queen’s don’t come from a single mould, and the stereotype doesn’t always fit.

The statistics in this article come from the following data sources: Queen’s 2014 Applicant Equity Census Results 2013 Canada-Ontario Integrated Student Loan Default Rates Queen’s 2014 Enroloment Report GRAPHIC BY ASHLEY QUAN


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ORIENTATION WEEK

Students attend sexual assault talk by survivor Session encourages survivors to be open about their experiences on campus T arini P ahwa Assistant News Editor Two days after arriving at Queen’s, all first-year students attended a talk by educator and activist Rachel Griffin on sexual assault. Dr. Griffin is an associate professor in the department of Communication Studies at Southern Illinois University and a survivor of sexual assault herself. The event, held during Residence Orientation Week took place at the ARC. This event was part of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Working Group’s (SAPRWG) strategy to change the way the university approaches sexual assault. Arig al Shaibah, assistant dean, of student affairs and chair of the SAPRWG, organized the event. Griffin had been giving a talk at York University when al Shaibah — who was in the audience — realized she could be an integral part of Orientation Week at Queen’s. “We were all quite compelled by her presentation when we heard her speak,” al Shaibah said. “She’s a survivor herself, and so the keynote really focused around her own story … issues resonate much better with people when they can relate to a story,” she said. Members of the working group, along with residence dons

and other student advocates, were invited to the talk. The SAPRWG released a set of recommendations early this year, including the establishment of an on-campus sexual assault centre and the creation of a comprehensive sexual assault policy. Alan Harrison, provost and vice-principal (academic), has assembled an implementation team to set timelines and determine resource requirements for SAPRWG’s recommendations. “We’ve also just completed some bystander and first responder training with the dons,” al Shaibah said. Claire Gummo — a student representative on the SAPRWG and the only student member of the implementation team — said Griffin was an excellent speaker. “Her honesty in describing her experience as a survivor forced students to come to terms with the harsh reality of sexual violence,” Gummo, ArtSci ’17, told The Journal via Facebook. “Dr. Griffin encouraged students to foster a campus climate where survivors can be open about their experiences and where there is zero tolerance for sexual violence of any kind.”

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Take Back the Night is an annual march protesting sexual violence.

SEXUAL VIOLENCE

Taking back the night Speakers discuss sexual violence towards Aboriginal women and the meaning of consent J enna Z ucker Staff Writer

easier? I don’t know, but I’d like to find out.” As the crowd marched down “Consent is sexy” was one of the Princess St., they used noisemakers many messages on signs held up on to make sure they were heard. Thursday night at the annual Take They held signs that read: “Not asking for it”, “My short skirt is not Back the Night rally. Approximately 70 people an invitation to rape” and “I fear marched and rallied from going out at night too.” Take Back the Night marches Confederation Park down Princess Street in protest of took place nationwide this week in various cities, including Hamilton, sexual violence. “It’s not something we should Niagara Falls and London. A Queen’s student who have to fight for. Not every woman has been sexually assaulted, but experienced sexual assault also every woman has been taught spoke to The Journal. She requested to fear being sexually assaulted,” to remain anonymous. “I was sexually assaulted two said Nancy Brar, event organizer and Queen’s Law student, in her summers ago and it’s still impacting my day to day well being,” she said. opening remarks. “It’s nice to be in a Organized by The Sexual community Assault Centre in Kingston, the non-judgmental annual event featured a number surrounded by the support of of speakers, including the Sisters friends. Everyone here believes in — With files from Jacob Rosen in Spirit — a campaign aiming to the same thing.” This year’s annual event is raise awareness of violence against Aboriginal women — and Eleanor timely. Last month, a student at Hands, a mother of an Aboriginal New Hampshire’s St. Paul’s prep woman who was assaulted and school was found not guilty of rape murdered along with a number after a lengthy trial. At the trial, a 15-year-old female of victims. “I’m here tonight to ask you student claimed she had been raped to remember my daughter Nicole by an 18-year-old fellow student at and all other murdered women,” the school’s Senior Salute event. The jury in the case found the Hands said to the crowd. “Will finding out who killed accused student not guilty of rape, my daughter make it make it any as they found the 15-year-old

girl’s claim to have said “no” to be too ambiguous. The overall message from participants was that consent is more than the absence of a no, but rather the necessity of a yes. “People aren’t taught not to rape, they’re taught not to be raped,” Nancy Brar, one of the event organizers, said. She said the event is about acknowledging that sexual violence still occurs and that it hasn’t gone away. “It’s still prevalent to the extent that victim blaming still occurs. It’s not fair to deny women’s basic human rights, to deny them to move freely without fear of harassment or sexual assault.” Brar, JD ’16, added that when consent isn’t given, it’s “very clear”. “If you’re in a situation and it’s ambiguous whether or not someone wants to have sexual contact with you, refrain from having sexual contact with that person.” The event brought out victims of sexual violence, supporters of women’s rights and various community groups, including a biker group for abused children. “We’re not just taking back tonight. We’re taking back every night,” Brar said.


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New schedule still restricting Continued from page 1

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Twenty-six bikes stolen in the University area since Sept. 1 Continued from page 2

Second incident: roughly 7:30am Campus Security made a second call to KP late that morning at roughly 7:30 a.m. regarding a 47-year-old male, who they had recognized as an individual who was prohibited from campus property. The man was spotted riding a bicycle around the area of University Ave. while carrying a tire, which was found later to have been stolen. Queen’s Communications Officer Anne Craig confirmed to The Journal that the man had been

issued a prohibition notice in 2014 due to a history of stealing bicycle parts on campus. Once KP uniform patrol officers were dispatched, police determined that the tire had been stolen from a silver Arashi mountain bike. The bike had been left at the Queen’s Centre on the side of Earl St. The man was charged with possession of stolen property and a Provincial Offence Notice under the Trespass to Property Act. He was later released with a Promise to Appear with an Officer-in-Charge Undertaking. According to Steve Koopman, media relations officer for the KP, bicycle theft in Kingston is

Chickens kept by students in University District Continued from page 1

of or suspecting the existence of chicken coops in various locations, including Earl and Frontenac St., Princess and Division St. and Albert St. Other residents revealed that they kept chickens themselves. Queen’s alumnus David Timan, Sci ’13, has kept six chickens with his housemates since his fourth year at Queen’s.

“The City told us we had to get rid of our goats, which were against the bylaws,” Timan said. “[Chickens were the] logical next step, for a house full of aspiring engineers and urban farmers.” He said he’s fond of his chickens, including one named Ruby, who he referred to as “our most ghetto-hardened chicken”, and his favourite named Fluffy. They keep the chickens for their eggs, he said.

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concentrated in student areas. Since Sept. 1, the City has recorded 44 bicycle thefts. Out of these, 26 have been within zones mostly inhabited by Queen’s students. Based on KP data, 59 per cent of bicycle thefts are concentrated within two out of the nine zones in the city, which are both largely south of Princess St.

seems to have more than a dozen athletes and trainers in it.” “This is unfair for average students looking to get lifting gains.” Following complaints, Queen’s Athletics and Recreation released a new schedule on Sept. 16. According to a press release, the new Lifting Zone schedule had been created based on statistics and feedback gathered from the past year. “Based on this research, it was evident that the Lifting Zone was used by a variety of members/groups with differing program requirements and it was not properly meeting the needs of any group,” the Athletics and Recreation release stated. The new schedule attempts to better serve members, respond to concerns and make more efficient use of the space, according to the release. The new schedule only has two time distinctions — “programmed” and open — and

provides more open times than the previous schedule. While the previous schedule have no open morning slots during the week, the new schedule has open times on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, before 10 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, however, are still booked from 6 a.m. until 11 a.m. Even with the new schedule, some students say they still feel the times are restrictive. Brian Rowlands, PheKin ’16, is on one of Queen’s rugby practice teams, but hopes to advance to the varsity team in time. However, he says the new hours have restricted him from working out. “I’m not on the team yet, but I want to move up,” he said. “[The new schedule] makes it harder for me to come work out and be in the shape I need to be in.” The Journal contacted Queen’s Athletics and Recreation for information on the changes to the schedule, but they didn’t provide further comment other than their press release.


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ADMINISTRATION

How not to talk to students: an administrator’s guide Reactive blaming and shaming 2005 — which resulted in without discretion was the wrong the five-year cancellation of — Woolf move for Principal Daniel Woolf’s Homecoming can’t help himself from PR team. Earlier this week, Queen’s threatening to cancel the students received an email from event again. Last fall, Woolf hailed the and not to Woolf that condemned students’ ReUnion Street Festival as a success, the later incidents of suicide behaviour during Frosh Week. Students held a large street party and expressed hope that it would that raised serious concerns about on University Ave., surrounded become a traditional event that the school’s mental health services. The deaths of six students in and damaged a car, and threw a would create a safe Homecoming 2010 — both alcohol and mental beer bottle at a police cruiser. Large for students and alumni. But, despite his expressed health related — should indicate numbers of intoxicated students also swarmed the pier and jumped support, the University has that there’s a deeper problem at not provided any funding for Queen’s than what wagging a finger into Lake Ontario. Woolf also posted his email on the festival, citing both a tight will fix. It’s long past the point his Twitter account and blog so that budget and concern over how we’ve identified it could be viewed by the public funding a street party would be where Queen’s drinking culture as at large. publically perceived. Punishing harmful behaviour a serious problem. Instead of suggests While students’ conduct was pontificating, the is that senior highly reprehensible, several by refusing to fund efforts that publicly suggestions made in Woolf ’s provide a solution to this behaviour administration should turn its students exercise leadership. However email weren’t constructive or are is both counter-productive and attention to resolutions. Drinking at Queen’s is often this expectation is at odds with the potentially detrimental to students downright contradictory. more than an indulgence. For some University’s constant interference Despite admitting that the and Kingstonians. By publishing this email outside students, the culture is so persistent in normally student-led endeavours. school has made significant For example, the Commerce progress since the events of of private communication with that joining in is an expectation, Orientation Week was placed students, the administration also even an obligation. But, the actions of many under probation, which set strict raises some concerns about whether it prioritizes students’ well-being, students — from cleaning up streets hiring restrictions by the University and the pier to crowd-funding that limited student’s ability to or the University’s public image. Alongside mentions of taking to repair damages — indicates make decisions regarding what’s “pride in this university”, “an that students aren’t incapable of normally a student-run project. Woolf furthermore states that, embarrassment to … the university behaving properly. If the University is unprepared “we need the entire student body to as a whole” and “reputational damage,” Woolf referred to the to meet the challenge of their work together.” But his email has deaths of 2010. This reference is current student body, their move already had a divisive effect, with deeply inappropriate in this context. to increase enrolment should have many upper years taking to social Presumably, Woolf is referring us all questioning whether this media to blame first years. auren uchenski Instead of making first years feel to the alcohol-related, accidental space is prepared for an influx of accepted and welcomed, they were deaths of two students at the even more students. One resolution that Woolf given an abrupt initiation into the beginning of the 2010 school year,

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Arts research in demand The importance of arts research is often overlooked but conducting hands-on work in oral history and archival research showed me that there’s a strong demand and interest in projects focused on the humanities. Students in arts programs don’t always know where the information they study in class comes from, and therefore the value of arts research isn’t always understood. Before starting my position as a research assistant this summer on a history research project, I had no

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idea what to expect. the 20th century. interests. Some people will As an English major, I’d never Using the Queen’s Archives, whole-heartedly take interest in been given a behind-the-scenes I helped piece together primary our project, while others may not look at my studies. Many people historical documents to create think twice about it. have since asked me: “How do you a more complete account of a One of my favourite parts of the even do research for arts?” historical moment. The final project was going door-to-door in I don’t blame us for not knowing product was similar to the the neighbourhood, telling people because research positions in contextual information arts about our work and asking if they the arts aren’t as common as in students are simply presented with had any information to share. other disciplines. in class. Some people wouldn’t even Learning is often based on The archives have more open the door, while others would available information that’s already information than you can greet us excitedly and share their been researched and organized. imagine, but disappointingly arts own stories and artifacts. We’re asked to analyze and engage students don’t always explore it Our project also has a blog for with it, not create it. for themselves. which I wrote a post that reached The project I worked on uses Another question I was often 11,774 people, received 60 shares archival and oral history research asked was why should people care? and numerous likes. Many people approaches to reveal the untold After all, my research wasn’t going commented, sharing their own narrative of people that lived and to cure cancer. stories and thanking me for doing worked in Kingston’s Swamp The answer to that question the research. Ward and Inner Harbour during varies depending on personal Whatever the motivation Editorials Editor Opinions Editor Arts Editor Sports Editor Assistant Sports Editor Lifestyle Editor Assistant Lifestyle Editor

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worst side of Queen’s culture that may have irreparably tainted their relationship to the university, its principal and other students. Despite straight A’s for condescension, Woolf’s letter to his student body missed the boat on diplomacy. — Journal Editorial Board for interest in projects like ours — nostalgia, education, pleasure, etc. — there’s a positive response, and even a demand, for arts research. My research doesn’t involve discovering another planet or curing a widespread epidemic. But the effect my work had on the perception of the neighbourhood, and the joy it brought to people as they shared their stories with me, affirmed my belief in the importance of humanities research. Lauren is The Journal’s Arts Editor. She’s a fourth-year English major.

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Internationalization requires supporting students The success of Queen’s University Comprehensive International Plan (QUCIP) lies all in the execution. The QUCIP is a multi-faceted plan for the university’s international development over the next three years in the areas of research collaboration and funding, student mobility and enrolment of international students. Among other things, the University plans to increase international enrolment to 10 per cent, increase undergraduate participation in exchange programs by 25 per cent, ensure full enrolment at the Bader International Student Centre — 175 students per semester — and increase international research funding to 40 per cent. Queen’s’ academic reputation has suffered over the past few years, as it falls in international rankings. Building an international profile is an effective method to reverse this trend.

Internationalization will bring many Queen’s students into contact with the world, and no amount of textbook readings can do as much to prepare students as actual travel. But the QUCIP doesn’t include a discussion of exactly how the University intends to bolster student participation in exchange. Many students recognize the benefits of going on exchange, but it can be brutally expensive for students already on a tight budget. Queen’s currently offers some funding assistance through bursaries and scholarships. However, most require extensive applications and are only offered if the student has already received significant government assistance. Sending more students abroad will only be feasible if the University is willing to offer the necessary financial assistance. And vice versa: bringing in more international students will require the University to ensure that they can handle a greater influx of

students needing extra support. The Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) offers many useful resources from advising appointments to English language classes to movie nights. But these resources will be stretched even thinner by increasing international enrolment, and a case-by-case, appointment-based system might not be enough to meet that demand. Queen’s can offer a transformative student learning experience to international students only if incomers can receive assistance with issues ranging from housing to culture shock to proper winter attire. Until Queen’s is prepared to update its range of accessible services to integrate international students into the community, the administration should balance progress with diligence. This would require more qualitative measures of success, including levels of satisfaction, as

opposed to the mostly quantitative measures that the University is currently adopting in the QUCIP. Let’s make sure that we’re packing our suitcases with the necessary supplies, and not stuffing them with plans we can’t fulfill. — Journal Editorial Board

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Your Perspective

Talking heads ... around campus

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What course are you most excited for this term?

ONLINE DISCUSSION

“I’m excited and afraid for Politics of Africa.” Arianne Ferreira, ArtSci ’17

Dealing with our discourse The risk that flawed debates pose to real progress However well intentioned, online debates too frequently devolve into a mean-spirited exchange of insults.

“Information Systems Strategy — Maximizing Business Value.” Senne Vermeersch, Comm ’17

“I’m a TA for Linguistics 100 and I’m excited for that.” Doris Sun, ArtSci ’17

“Service Management.” An Berger, Comm ’17

A scroll through your newsfeed at hand. Similarly, online debates should give a resounding yes. We’re hindering our own progress more often than not devolve because we’re unable to converse into a back and forth where effectively about these key issues. each commenter tears the other We need to do three things if we’re down. I’ve seen instances where going to bring about civil discussion one person proclaims their view on gay marriage only to receive on social media: Luke Tincknell, MPA ’16 1. Understand the difference numerous hateful slurs in response. In an age where our opinions can between attacking a person and This obvious correction to our dialogues on social media is a be shared with little more than a attacking their ideas. 2. Be more tolerant when we point of logic; if our intention is flurry of keystrokes, we haven’t taken full responsibility for the communicate with people who to come up with a viable solution, it makes more sense to critique hold opposing points of view. weight of our words. 3. Understand the weight of your opponent’s ideas than The increasingly distant way we their personality. communicate through social media what we say on social media. Once we understand this first, There’s a Latin phrase, creates more and more intolerance when it comes to important Argumentum ad hominem, that and the most important mistake literally means ‘argument to the we’re making, we can move to the public issues. It seems like every day we person.’ It describes a fallacy where more challenging improvements to log onto Facebook or Twitter to someone attacks another person our communication. My second and third points find some vicious status or meme rather than their ideas, leaving the advocating for one point of view truth or falsity of the opposing represent this need. We must tolerate other points of view, and over another. Military involvement, argument wholly untouched. It’s a mistake to believe you’re understand the implications of marijuana legalization, same sex marriage, immigration and politics disproving another argument how our point of view will affect are the new battlegrounds where simply by attacking the character others. Or, to put it differently, people can express their anger of the individual who presents we must understand the weight of it, however tempting this may be. our words. or resentment. To do this, we should identify Don’t get me wrong — it’s Looking like a better person than important to advocate for what your opponent doesn’t make your the cause of the problem. When it comes to social media, you believe and try to bring about argument more correct. It’s easy to find examples of we’ve drifted alarmingly far from the change you want to see in the world. These topics justifiably this. The most recent national tolerance in how we communicate. deserve the amount of attention leaders debate held by Maclean’s The reason is quite simple: the had more than one political leader new, physically removed way we they receive. But in all the social media attacking the personal qualities of share our ideas has allowed us to debates where we try to another leader, while completely detach ourselves. We say things we might not make a better world, are we ignoring the topic of conversation. While this technique makes one if we were speaking to a person inadvertently creating something bad by so aggressively attacking debater seem better than another, face to face. Scrolling through it doesn’t address the problem comment sections will yield insults the opposition?

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and threats that would be shocking to hear one person say to another in public. It might even warrant a call to the police in some cases. It has become easier to be less empathetic towards one another because we have tools available to us that have never before been seen in human history. Now, many of the people we interact with every day appear to us as no more than a name and thumbnail picture, and it’s much easier to tear down names and pictures than another person face-to-face. By keeping in mind the people we encounter online and how even the written word can affect someone, we can identify when we’ve become too detached from one another. If you wouldn’t say it in person, don’t say it online. Remembering to focus on the topic of discussion will help us recognize when we aren’t being fair to our opposition’s argument, or when we’re being unfair when proclaiming our own views. We’re all involved and we’re all responsible for the solution. These three changes could lead to civil discussion on social media, which would contribute to progress — progress that’s important for issues like the federal election, military involvement, marijuana legalization, same sex marriage, immigration and more. Luke Tincknell is a Masters of Public Administration student.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Professor Shirkhanzadeh has been found guilty of harassment. What farce. To be found guilty of harassment at Queen’s, one thing is sufficient and one thing is necessary. First, what is necessary is for the so-called “harassed” to be people in positions of power. Voltaire well said: “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.” Professor Shirkhanzadeh is being disciplined for harassment because the allegedly harassed

are our Board of Governors and our administrators, whom Shirkhanzadeh harassed (by sending them emails) into doing their job according to Queen’s own Charter. That Shirkhanzadeh was right is proven by the fact that the University did, eventually, withdraw some of the fraudulent articles. Hypocrisy is the homage that vice pays to virtue. Second, what is sufficient to be found guilty of harassment at Queen’s is to engage in “any conduct that causes anyone

embarrassment.” Yes. That’s the truth. Read the definition. And if you don’t or can’t or won’t believe that anyone at Queen’s would be ungenerous to the point of acting upon such a clause to undertake disciplinary proceedings against a dedicated veteran professor at Queen’s (much less one deserving of a medal of honour for his true loyalty to Queen’s as a reputable place of learning), well, believe it. Ponder how this definition of harassment can possibly be consistent with not only Professor

Shirkhandazeh’s entitlement entice us to sweep ugly truths to academic freedom — a right under the rug. granting the freedom to That it was necessary to harass criticize (correctly embarrass) (embarrass) Queen’s to get it to the administration of the retract fraudulent articles certainly university, robustly upheld by the speaks less well of the University Supreme Court of Canada for than of Shirkhanzadeh. all the right reasons — but with Bravo, Mort, for your integrity. Professor Shirkhandazeh’s duty, Too bad Queen’s is a place where which is for all of us our duty, that has to take so much courage. in a self-administering, closed, publicly-funded system like a Adèle Mericer is a professor of university, not to let money stand philosophy at Queen’s. in the way of truth, not to let our interest in our own reputation


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The cast of Existere XXI onstage during one of the last scenes of the show.

Q&A

Existere pushes boundaries

Queen’s social action theatre group reinvents itself to reflect diversity of incoming class R amna S afeer Assistant Arts Editor Existere XXI evoked laughter and solemn nods amongst over 2,000 incoming first-years, as the troupe acted out skits on gender-neutral washrooms and the prevalence of mental health issues on campus. Every year, Queen’s social action theatre group Existere performs a 90-minute show for the incoming class. The show is written and choreographed by second-year students from various faculties and programs. This year’s show included a focal scene on Queen’s stereotypes, where a cast member stood center stage as other performers walked by and stuck labels on his body. As they did this, each performer turned to the audience and made statements about different Queen’s stereotypes. Some challenged assumptions that Queen’s students are rich and white, while others tackled gender-related assumptions, including the ideas that young women are vain and that men are obsessed with physical strength. The Journal spoke with three of this year’s Existere members: Director Jake Blum and performers Jeff McGilton and Lizzie Moffat. Together, they gave us a behind-the-scenes scoop on everything Existere XXI. Why did each of you choose to audition and become part of this year’s Existere? Jeff: I choose to audition the moment after I saw Existere XX last year. It’s social action theatre and I thought it was so essential that we should be exposed to the messages that were packaged in the show. Immediately after I saw it, I

means a lot to students. That’s the nice thing about having a fresh cast every year and new people in the show. They never feel restricted to including new things that have become newly relevant during the past year. A really unique aspect of Existere’s process every year is the fact that having performance and theatre experience isn’t a requirement. Tell me about that.

The cast of Existere XXI lined up onstage as an audience of first-years looked on.

approached last year’s members and asked them how I could get involved. Lizzie: I was very nervous during Frosh Week. I didn’t know anyone, I didn’t know where I fit in. Seeing Existere was the first time I felt like I could come to love Queen’s. Jake: I was actually part of the show last year as a performer. When you do it the first time as a cast member, it’s such a fun experience to meet all the new people. You meet each other in January, you work with them over the summer and finally you come together and create this show. I wanted to be a director because I wanted to help 12 more cast members find their own way to help out first-years in a way they never knew they could. Every year, the cast members come together and change the play to suit their own experiences during first year. What was it like coming together and coming up

with this year’s play based on your own time at Queen’s? Jeff: We’ll have a specific idea in mind. It could be anything from mental health to sex to dating and relationships. We’ll all just kind of talk about experiences and how they impacted us. From that, we come up with these scenes. The directors will pick out one idea that can be projected in the play and ask us to try writing a scene on that. I think it’s really cool that some of these scenes are actually coming from our lives. What was the most difficult part of rehearsals and creating this year’s play? Lizzie: Making sure that we were being as genuine and relatable as possible. It was a big concern that the audience wouldn’t connect with what was going on onstage. It was sometimes a struggle to be conscientious of what we put on

stage and how the first-years would perceive it. Jake: One thing I definitely noticed this summer during rehearsals was how important it was for everyone’s relationships in the cast to be comfortable and strong. A big focus of creating this year’s play was becoming comfortable with each other, because if you can’t open up with 12 other people, how can you do that with a whole incoming class? Was there any topic this year that you guys sat down and decided on definitely having in this year’s play that you never had before? Jake: We have a scene this year about gender-neutral washrooms that we’ve never had in 20 previous shows. That is just something that we as a school are currently having a big conversation on, so we decided to reflect that in the show and help realize it as an issue that

Jake: When we audition people, we’re not looking for performers. We’re just looking for people. People who are passionate about sending a good message to first-years and who can handle an intense two-week rehearsal period where the show literally comes together. Because of the nature of the show, there’s no star of Existere. There’s no one person that shines above another person. What’s your favourite part about being in Existere? Jeff: For me, it was the community. When I found out I was in it, I felt like I was immediately part of the Existere family. Jake: I like being able to help these 12 amazing people go out and help a group of first-years. I’ve seen the show a dozen times now but I still laugh when they perform certain scenes because I remember the moments they wrote those scenes. I love watching the show. Lizzie: Having people laugh at your jokes, or having them come up to you afterwards and say that a scene we performed really meant a lot them. Knowing we reached out to them and connected with them was an amazing feeling.


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Q&A with Miles Howe Journalist and activist releases book about struggles L auren L uchenski Arts Editor

moratorium on fracking. Howe had been covering the anti-fracking protests for Media Journalist Miles Howe says his Co-Op, a local and grassroots new book on anti-fracking protests independent news site. However, helped him release the personal he became more than a witness demons left behind by the struggle. to the events after he was arrested Howe, who spoke on campus three times while covering on Monday, released his book the protests. According to Media Co-Op, — Debriefing Elsipogtog: The Anatomy of Struggle — this Howe was targeted specifically summer, which gives a first-hand because of his role as a reporter. The website account of the released an article Elsipogtog First in November Nation struggle 2013 stating that against fracking in his arrests were an New Brunswick. effort by the police In 2013, a to prevent Howe Te x a s - b a s e d from reporting on Southwestern — Miles Howe the protests. Energy company Howe visited obtained a license to search over a million hectares of Queen’s University as part of a land in New Brunswick for natural speaking tour with Annie Clair, gas extraction. After they obtained a Mi’kmaq land defender and the license, the Elsipogtog First anti-fracking activist from the Nations, the largest Aboriginal Elsipogtog First Nation. Howe and community in New Brunswick, Clair are travelling across Canada became the central players in the to discuss and inform audiences about the protests against fracking anti-fracking movement. Months of protesting, in New Brunswick. In an interview before his talk, arrests and violence from police and RCMP passed before the The Journal spoke with Howe company was forced to leave New about his book and his experiences Brunswick and the province put a as a journalist.

“I felt that it was a story that needed to be spoken about.”

Did you ever imagine this book, or your arrests, would be the outcome of your coverage and involvement of the anti-fracking movements? Howe: No. And I didn’t ever want to be arrested covering this. I never wanted to be at all the focus of any of the attention of this story and I definitely am worried that being arrested would subsequently compromise people’s perception of my ability to be an objective source of information of this. If anything though, if I can take any solace from that is, for whatever reason, whenever I seem to get arrested it seemed to be a newsworthy issue. That was sort of like refracted into what I was talking about or what I was covering. A journalist being arrested and the subsequent sort of protest from journalist groups, the attention was sort of on me, yes. But then it was like: New Brunswick fracking. It was like an angle and it created attention for the topic. Could you tell me more about the title of your book? It seems to indicate that you are providing a very comprehensive approach

Miles Howe speaks at Dunning Hall on Monday.

to the situation. Howe: You’re watching things for months on end that are very painful to see.

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You’re watching people be targeted based on the colour of their skin and be hurt and RCMP being very heavy-handed with the See Howe, page 15

STUDENT ARTIST PROFILE

Exploring an expanding world of digital art Emma Roberts is inspired by the pop culture she loves R amna S afeer Assistant Arts Editor

Student artist Emma Roberts.

Roberts’ sketchbook.

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You’ll most often find Emma Roberts, ArtSci ’18, doodling her favourite video game characters in the margins of her geography notes. With a deep respect for traditional art and an avid desire to explore new art forms, the second-year environmental sciences student says she’s excited to further develop herself and her art within the digital art world. Roberts spends most of her downtime scribbling away on her tablet and exploring new textures and styles in Photoshop. She said she’s continuously motivated to create by other digital artists and the level of diversity in their art. “I started drawing because of the artist Glen Keane, who animated The Little Mermaid and lot of those classic Disney movies,” she said. “Artists like

him make you realize how flexible digital art is, how creative it can be. There’s so much versatility once you enter that world.” The majority of Roberts’ pieces draw inspiration from her program. Use of natural colour and exploration of light are examples of an embedded appreciation for science and how the world looks. On the other hand, her art also draws heavily from pop culture, especially TV shows, movies and video games. “I feel like digital art has its own niche world in the arts community right now because it caters really well to communities of fans that all share a love for something,” Roberts said. “The thing I like most about digital art is that when you fall in love with something and become part of a community of fans, you can share your art so accessibly and it instantly becomes SUPPLIED BY EMMA ROBERTS connected

with that community.” At the moment, Roberts is particularly interested in creating pieces inspired by the video game Until Dawn. According to her, the characters in the game are multidimensional and develop organically rather than typically. She said this organic feeling is the reason why people make art about video games, books, movies or anything else within popular culture: because they have a connection to what they’re drawing. One of these pieces was inspired by the video game Zelda. The piece features Zelda redrawn in Roberts’ more realistic illustration style. She’s slim, hooded and shaded entirely in black and white. Her eyes, which are a piercing blue, provide the only colour in the drawing. Roberts actively rejects the notion that “fan art” — art created of or inspired by characters in popular culture — is an illegitimate art form. “I think what people don’t understand is that it’s not just about the art itself. It’s actually about the fact that you’ve become part of something through that art,” she said. “If you enjoy the art you’re making or enjoy the art you’re seeing, nothing else matters! All art is valid. All art is good art.”


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Thinking outside the genre box Royal Canoe’s set at The Mansion melds together an array of genres

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Royal Canoe frontman Matt Peters performing at The Mansion on Sept.13.

N ick P earce Contributor Royal Canoe is a Frankenstein’s monster of sorts — a band of sewn-together genres. The band took their bombastic set to The Mansion this past Sunday, along with their openers HIGHS. The six-piece Winnipeg outfit crowded the stage, heaping on microphones and stacks of keyboards. Every sound on the Juno-nominated Today We’re Believers was dutifully recreated. Seamlessly switching instruments, the band fed off an enthusiastic crowd. Up-and-comers HIGHS also brought their own brand of spirited indie pop to the forefront. Expert three-part harmonies showcased the musical chops of these Toronto indie favourites. However, there were some snags.

Technical difficulties cut a new Royal Canoe song short. “You didn’t even want to hear that song,” vocalist Matt Peters joked on stage. “It didn’t even make the album.” The Journal spoke with Royal Canoe’s guitarist, keyboardist, vocalist and tambourine shaker, Bucky Driedger, to explore the band’s eventful touring past. In 2013, the band’s musical equipment was stolen. This resulted in fan donations totaling $9,600 to replace the lost gear. Luckily, Royal Canoe’s current tour through the North-Eastern Seaboard has been kinder. The tour’s misfortunes were limited to a rained-out Hamilton show. “We set up the stage and waited and waited and waited,” Driedger said. “We just drank the free beer and saw The Sadies and Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings.” No influence or genre is spared in Royal

Canoe’s writing process. Hip-hop beats overlay infectious indie rock melodies, with wide-ranging samples left to fill in the gaps. “There are six people in the band. So, that leads to a pretty wide variety of likes. It’s still pretty diverse, but we’ve honed in on what we do.” Driedger said. “We all like a lot of hip-hop music. So that’s reflected in the rhythm section but the songs aren’t hip-hop songs.” When asked about the band’s genre, Driedger gave a self-deprecating laugh. “This is going to sound lame, but music’s just music. People need to qualify things. Yes, you have to call it something and that’s not a bad thing. But when you’re making something, it’s not advantageous just to pick something and cut everything else off,” Driedger said. The group has devoted itself to openness, and absorbs anything and everything into

their songs. This includes their hometown of Winnipeg. “Winnipeg has its own culture, and its pros and cons. The harsh shifts in weather, especially,” Driedger said. “The songs I write in the winter are darker. In the summer you’re less self-conscious about being overjoyed.” Five years of workman touring and recording have made Royal Canoe more confident experimenters. Driedger says they’ve found their voice “Leading up to the first record, we were still figuring out what we were gonna sound like. We pulled these snapshots, trying to mine different musical areas,” Driedger said. “But now we know what the essence of what we like to do is.” Royal Canoe plans to release their next record for summer 2016.

COMMUNITY ART

Artists paint the town

Artists take over the Sydenham Ward as part of a Worldwide Paint Out L auren L uchenski Arts Editor This weekend, artists wandered through Kingston looking for inspiration as part of a Worldwide Paint Out. The Kingston event is called Paint the Town. Paint the Town is a paint out event that encourages artists to bring their supplies and sketch or paint scenes while sitting outside. This is the third year that Kingston has participated in the international event, which is organized by the International Plein Air Painters. This year’s Paint Out has had the largest turnout so far, with 50 artists registered to participate throughout the weekend. Artists gathered early on Friday morning at the Sydenham United Church Hall for opening remarks from event coordinators Rebecca Spaulding and Barb Carr. The opening events also included a welcome from Sir John A. MacDonald, who was played by

SALON Theatre actor Paul Dyck. Spaulding and Carr, both sporting “World Wide Paint Out” buttons, spoke with The Journal after the opening events on Friday. It was Carr’s idea to make Kingston a part of the Worldwide Paint Out to promote the Kingston School of Art. When Carr asked Spaulding to join the event, Spaulding said she didn’t think twice about helping. “I love painting outside,” Spaulding said. “I’m always looking for people to paint with and looking for artists to do the same.” After the opening events, the artists were free to wander throughout Sydenham Ward to look for an appealing scene to paint or sketch. The area is east of Queen’s campus and south of Princess St. The coordinators pick a new location for the event every year. Last year, the event was held in Barriefield Village. This year, they chose the Sydenham Ward for its historic connections and

Paula Formanek working on her painting of a garden near the waterfront.

attractive scenery. “We’re trying to do it in different parts of Kingston,” Spaulding said. “The Sydenham Ward is newly designated as a historic conservation district, so this is a beautiful area.” In light of the Sydenham Ward’s associations with Sir John A. MacDonald, Spaulding and Carr supplied artists with a list of locations focusing on Canada’s first Prime Minister. One of the participating artists David Dossett, however, prefers

less popular outdoor subjects in his artwork — alleyways. Dossett, who recently transformed Martello Alley on Wellington St. into an art gallery and tourist location, said alleyways add character to Kingston’s downtown. “When you look at them, you see that there are all kinds of different shapes and styles of building and different materials,” Dossett said. Dossett says alleyways are historically significant and

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contribute to the uniqueness of Kingston’s buildings. He believes the abandonment of alleyways demonstrates Kingston’s lack of imagination. It also lets him demonstrate art outside the confinement of art galleries. “I really love the idea of Paint the Town because we get artists out there,” he said. “People will see that art isn’t confined to galleries and museums and should be out here. It’s very relaxed and fun.”


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Howe discusses the title of his book Continued from page 13

way that they’re treating people. And that does build up. Whether you have professional training to see that or whether you’re simply a community member that’s being forced upon you.

Arts So a “debriefing” for me is kind of a play on words. Because debriefing is somewhere where people can sort of let things go and talk about what happened and maybe share in that common sort of trauma and hence, maybe heal from that. That didn’t happen, and I know that doesn’t happen to a lot of grassroots struggles based on their sort of delegitimized in the eyes of the state. I wandered around with a lot of demons in my head from those days. And I think that other people did too. So what I wanted to do was in some way just sort of have a full account of what happened, but also to have this information leave me personally. What was the motivation behind writing your book? At what point did you realize this book needed to happen?

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going to be road trips pieced together. It’s going to be sort of a do-it-yourself publishing. I don’t really have a problem with that. I would love it if thousands upon thousands of people were reading this book, because I think that there is important information in it. I think that there’s information that you can look at and extrapolate to a variety of different situations across the country. So, I think it’s an important read. While I wish it was in everybody’s home, the reality is, is that it’s a contentious issue and it might hold some information in it that not everybody wants to publicize. So, we have to do it ourselves.

Howe: I didn’t see anybody else capable of doing this. And again, I felt that it was a story that need to be spoken about. So, I definitely questioned it, because it was sort of a rehashing… It wasn’t necessarily a nice period of time, it was stressful and straining and I don’t think that it was anything that anybody necessarily wanted to be doing. I don’t think anybody else could have done that in terms of what I knew and what I’d seen combined. I think I was the only person who could have written that book. What was your biggest obstacle in writing your book? What sorts of obstacles have you continued to face after the release?

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Karley Heyman (middle) was an OUA All-Star and Rookie of the Year during her time as a member of the women’s rugby team prior to her first concussion.

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WOMEN’S RUGBY

Rugby star facing new battles Karley Heyman adapting to lifestyle change after career-ending concussion J oseph C attana Assistant Sports Editor Once an integral part of the women’s roster, Karley Heyman has been forced to the sideline. Last year, Heyman suffered a severe concussion during the OUA playoffs and has yet to fully recover. Her mix of power and speed down the wing propelled the women’s rugby program to new heights, as they finished the 2013-14 season undefeated and won the OUA championship for the first time in the team’s history. That season, they also ended up bronze medalists at the CIS championships, another first in the school’s history. Heyman finished second in rookie scoring during both the OUA regular season and playoffs. For her efforts, she was named an OUA All-Star, the Rookie of the Year for the women’s rugby team, and was awarded the Alfie Pierce

Trophy for top female rookie at Queen’s. All in her first year. To prepare for her second year, Heyman spent her summer away from home, and decided to live in the University District. Early morning practices were complemented by workouts during the day. Juggling rugby with school and a job on campus seemed like a lot for a second-year student, but Heyman said she was up for the challenge. “I was very excited,” said Heyman. “I finally felt truly comfortable in the winger position. We had almost the exact same team, only a few players left from my first year, so we were all excited to come back and get playing.” While the team was unable to replicate their form from a year before, they finished 4-1 during the regular season. For all her efforts, Heyman played a major role in the team’s success, finishing with three tries and two conversions.

It was during the team’s OUA quarterfinal match-up against the Guelph Gryphons that Heyman’s career as a student athlete would change forever. During this tight matchup, Heyman was awkwardly brought to the turf. In this moment of vulnerability, Heyman was hit in the back of the head. “I played the whole game,” Heyman said. “I didn’t think much of it. I’ve never pulled myself out of a game due to injury.” Unfortunately for the rugby team, the game ended in defeat. They would end the year fourth in the OUA, and Heyman felt no symptoms. It wasn’t until two days later that things took a turn for the worse. “I went to class not really feeling well, thinking I had the stomach flu,” Heyman said. “I was sitting there and when they turned on the projector I couldn’t focus on what

was on the screen. All of a sudden I couldn’t see.” After class, Heyman headed to the ARC, where she was examined and told that she had a concussion, which was the first of her life. Concussions have different recovery times depending on the person. For Heyman, the process is still ongoing. “I went several weeks where I had no idea what was happening,” Heyman said. “I’ve slowly gotten my memory back. For a while, I couldn’t even form a sentence. Even with school, I just finished all of my second-year classes this week.” Heyman still can’t remember most of her final season due to the concussion. “From what I do remember, and now looking back on results, things were going pretty good.” Prior to the concussion, Heyman only wore glasses for reading far screens. Now, she can’t see clearly

without them in any situation. When attempting to make a comeback, Heyman kept one group of people in mind — the Queen’s rugby team. “They are like my family,” Heyman said. “It is hard to separate yourself from that — knowing that I won’t get to spend every moment with my best friends kept me motivated.” It wasn’t until May that Heyman truly realized that playing rugby for Queen’s was no longer a reality. After discussing things over with her family, Heyman decided to retire from rugby. “The first person that really told me that I might never play again was my grandmother,” Heyman said. “She was very upset with me. My parents knew how much I cared about rugby, so they didn’t really say anything, but you could even tell with them that they wanted me to be safe.” See Heyman’s, Page 19

FOOTBALL

Familiar foes on road ahead Football team headed to Western to take on top rivals A dam L askaris Sports Editor When discussing rivalries in the OUA, the conversation tends to lead to the Queen’s and Western football matchup. The two traditional powerhouse programs meet this Saturday in London, with Western sporting a #3 national ranking, while the Gaels are unranked. Second-year linebacker Michael Moore knows that Queen’s has a difficult, but clear challenge ahead of them. “They’re a big team; they run

the ball,” he said. “They don’t hide much. They’re good at what they do.” To have a shot in the game, Moore said a strong first quarter will be vital. “We’ve got to start quick for sure,” he said. “We can’t let them get rolling. We’ve seen what they can do the last three weeks.” In their three victories through as many games this regular season, the Mustangs have outscored their opponents by a 209-26 score, with their largest score difference being a 76-7 win over the Windsor Lancers.

“We need to play team defence,” Moore said. “If everyone does their job, we should be alright.” On the other side of the football, fourth-year running back Jesse Andrews is attempting a different strategy to stay competitive. “The best way to keep the score even here is to keep their offence off the field, and in order to do that, we need to keep our offence on the field,” Andrews said. “We need to sustain first downs, and keep the drives going.” Andrews added that they need See Undefeated, Page 18

The Gaels look to avenge last year’s 43-12 loss to Western.

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Local talent stays home

FOOTBALL

Recruit shuns NCAA offers, picks Queen’s J oseph C attana Assistant Sports Editor

Slater Doggett is entering his first season at Queen’s.

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MEN’S HOCKEY

Doggett trains with first-time pros Gael skates at Blackhawks’ rookie camp A dam L askaris Sports Editor Missing out on his first week of university classes, men’s hockey forward Slater Doggett had a more legitimate excuse than most. The first-year recently participated in the Chicago Blackhawks’ rookie camp from Sept. 11 to 15 as a free agent invite. Though he ultimately returned to Queen’s as a Gael, Doggett’s brief professional experience should serve as a stepping stone this upcoming year. Recently brought into the hockey program by head coach Brett Gibson, Doggett wasn’t always sure whether or not he wanted to immediately pursue a pro career or come to university. “When I was recruiting him, he was really 50/50 whether he’d turn professional after his major junior career or take the CIS route,” Gibson said. “We came to the conclusion that if he got an NHL tryout I’d let him go,” Gibson said. “If he comes back, he plays for us, if he doesn’t he’s got a pro contract.” Though Doggett returns to Kingston without a full-time pro deal, Gibson can’t wait to have him in his lineup. “It’ll be nice to have a guy of his caliber in the lineup for sure,” he said. Doggett’s no stranger to the city of Kingston, having played for two years for the OHL’s Frontenacs. He finished off his junior career last season with the Windsor Spitfires, scoring 25 goals and 26 assists in 51 games. Following his time in Windsor, he played six games with the professional Alaska Aces of the ECHL, picking up one goal and two assists. “He’s scored at the professional level,” Gibson said. “It’s great to

come back here to show these guys what it’s like.” Gibson added that Doggett’s situation is unique as he’ll be looked up to as a leader in his first year on the team. Though Doggett didn’t stick at the professional level, Gibson knows he’ll be just as happy to compete in the OUA. “He’s a great kid. He knows the game real well,” he said. “He’s going to be a huge asset to the program over the next four years.” Gibson said his role is to push Doggett and his teammates to their full potential, with the possibility of making the pros available in their futures. One recent success story is former Gael Patrick McEachen, who played 31 games last season for the Florida Everblades and Gwinnett Gladiators. “I’m working in practice every day, trying to improve their skills,” Gibson said. For now, though, Gibson’s focus is to win. “It’s going to be about how quickly our young guys like Slater adapt to the league.” Doggett was unavailable for comment for the story, as he was at the camp.

It isn’t often that top-tier Canadian athletes stay at home to pursue their dreams, but Bridget Mulholland hopes to change the mold. With offers from Villanova, Seaton Hall, Indiana and Virginia Tech — to name a few — many expected Mulholland to go to the NCAA. But the local basketball player has decided to pursue her university career at Queen’s. Going into her final year at Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School, Mulholland is hoping to build off her three Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association championships (KASSA). While she’s only in high school, Mulholland racked up an impressive resume. This past summer, she was the captain of team Ontario at the National Championships. Behind her leadership, the team would go undefeated in round robin play, and eventually win the tournament. For her efforts, she was selected as a first team all-star. She’s also the winner of the OBA Hazel Miner award, which is awarded to female athletes for upholding the finest qualities of sport in their pursuit of athletic excellence. Despite all the accolades, Mulholland keeps focused on her work ethic. “One of my biggest strengths is just how bad I want it,” Mulholland said. “Every single time I step on the floor I’m going out there to play my best, do my best and help

my team win, and I’m going to bring that to every game I play in.” Choosing Queen’s over her NCAA offers was heavily influenced by the family atmosphere she saw at the school. “Coming to a school where everyday you are surrounded by people who are going to push you, support you, and ultimately you have similar goals and you’re going to fight for them, is priceless,” Mulholland said. “I don’t think you can ask for anything more in a school. On top of that, they are all great people, I love being around them, so I think it’s a perfect fit for me.” Another enticing reason for the local recruit was Queen’s Kinesiology program. “My goal after university is to play pro,” Mulholland said. “I think that a Kin degree can help me in some aspect of my body and injuries, so I think it provides a perfect balance.” Not looking too far into the future, Mulholland has lofty goals for her university athletic career. “Our goals should be to win five national championships,” she said. “We definitely have the players and the coaching staff and the support staff to do it, and I think that the sky’s the limit for the program.” For head coach David Wilson, a recruit like Bridget Mulholland doesn’t come along very often. “She is a kid that is committed to absolute excellence in everything she’s done,” Wilson said. “She is an unbelievable student in terms of academics, but has also committed

to basketball and has been like this for a very long time — that’s why she has been able to achieve the things that she has been able to achieve at her young age.” “We just see this as something that is going to continue to grow going forward.” Wilson also sees Mulholland’s impact on the women’s basketball going beyond the court. “She will be a very critical part of our program right from the outset, she is that good. [Mulholland] can be a player that attracts other top quality Canadian athletes to stay in Canada and hopefully stay at Queen’s.” The women’s basketball team has recently bid on the 2017-2018 CIS Championships. For Coach Wilson to be given the green light, he needed top-tier talent. “With a player like Bridget and the current growth in our program as it stands now, she becomes a real complement to what we are doing and what we can build to become.” Although her career as a Gael is over a year away, Wilson has high expectations for the guard. “There is no question what her best position is on the floor and what her capabilities are,” he said. Wilson pointed to her diverse offense skills as a major asset. “She shoots the three extremely well, she attacks the rim extremely well. There is no question that she will be a integral part of our program from the start.”

Mulholland (centre) looks to be a vital part of the women’s basketball team in 2016 and onward.

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Undefeated Mustangs up next Continued from page 16

Liam Underwood spent four years at Queen’s, capping off his career with Jenkins Trophy for outstanding male student-athlete at the university.

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MEN’S RUGBY

Dream alive for ex-Gaels standout Liam Underwood selected for Team Canada at Rugby World Cup A dam L askaris Sports Editor When Liam Underwood stepped onto the Queen’s pitch six years ago as an 18-year-old rookie, he took the OUA by storm. This Saturday, he’ll step onto a pitch in Wales, suiting up for Canada at the 2015 Rugby World Cup. A standout star during his time at Queen’s, Underwood is one of 31 Canadian men selected to take part in the tournament, which runs every four years. The fly half has already played 11 games for the national team, starting in 2013, but is still very excited for the event, which runs from Sept. 18 through Oct. 31 and has games in both Wales and England. “We’ve been in camp and preparing for a long time and it will be nice to finally play in the real thing,” Underwood said via email. “[I’m] just trying to take the whole experience in and not be overwhelmed by it.” In the group stage of the tournament, Canada takes on Ireland, Italy, France and Romania, with the top two teams from that pool advancing to the quarter-finals. Underwood also participates on the national rugby sevens team, who are currently in the process of trying to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics. A Toronto native, Underwood won two OUA championships as a player at Queen’s. While he had limited playing time due to club and national team commitments, he was also heavily involved in the championship 2013 team. Underwood was awarded with many individual trophies during his time at Queen’s, including the OUA Rookie of the Year, the Jenkins Trophy for top

Male Varsity Athlete at Queen’s in 2014, and a two-time OUA All-Star, while leading the province in scoring in 2011. “My time at Queen’s was massive in furthering my rugby career,” he said. “I had 5 great years of coaching and made some lifelong friendships.” Underwood describes winning the OUA championship in 2009 over Western as the highlight of his Queen’s career. “It was great to get one for all the older guys,” he said, noting that the Gaels hadn’t previously won the title since 2001. Including the 2009 win, the Gaels have picked up four of the last six OUA titles, due in no small part to Underwood’s work on the field. Former men’s rugby head coach Peter Huigenbos knew Underwood was a special talent from his first year. “[He was] one of the top players in the OUA in his first season,” Huigenbos, the current performance analyst for the Gaels said. Huigenbos remembers that 2009 final and how Underwood made a major impact despite being one of the youngest players on the field. “He was an 18-year-old kid out there with guys who have played a lot of rugby,” he said. “He performed that season beyond expectations of a first-year player in the OUA.” “His ability to manage the game is clearly evident in his selection for Canada, but off the field, he’s a quiet leader,” Huigenbos said. “That doesn’t mean that he doesn’t have the ability to make an impact on any team he’s on.” Huigenbos pointed to the 2010 season, where Underwood was sidelined for the entire year with an ankle injury, and in

2013, where Underwood played just one game for the team, as the best examples of his leadership. “He was always at practice, working with the guys. He’d come to games, and be on the sideline, and work with the coaching staff or the players,” Huigenbos said. “He always wanted the club to get better, and the players in our club to get better.” Underwood graduated in 2014 with an economics degree, while frequently travelling around Canada and across the world to play with the national team. “My hat’s off to Liam and to Rugby Canada to find a way to do that,” Huigenbos said. “It was very important to him to stay at Queen’s and get his education.” “It’s not something that’s very typical for Rugby Canada to have a player of that caliber to stay in school, while being given all the opportunities that being a Rugby Canada athlete has.” While there was no shortage of memorable moments with Underwood at Queen’s, there’s one story Huigenbos likes to share when talking about his superstar player: Underwood’s late try in the 2012 OUA final at Nixon field, which put the Gaels up 29-11 with just over five minutes left in the game. “There were probably 1,500 people here, his teammates were mobbing him, the place was going crazy,” Huigenbos said. “The kid never cracked a smile, I don’t understand it. He’s all business. That’s what I’ll always remember. He’s the best player I’ve ever seen for Queen’s.”

to use a variety of offensive players, rather than repeatedly sticking with one player. In last Saturday’s contest, Andrews carried a large majority of the load, amassing 21 of the Gaels 34 rushes on the day, picking up 192 yards on the ground. “Especially against a good team like Western, you can’t just have the entire defence key on one ball carrier or one receiver,” he said. “We need to spread the ball, go around the horn with all the receivers.” Head coach Pat Sheahan knows that the team will face arguably its toughest test of the year against the first-place Mustangs. “Let’s say it like it is: we’re playing one of the top teams in the country,” he said. “They have no apparent weaknesses.” “They’ve got four or five gifted receivers; they have four or five gifted backs; they’ve got a top ranked quarterback both statistically and experience-wise. They’ve got a couple of borderline pros on their offensive line, probably at least two kids there that are going to go and play professional football.” Sheahan continued to praise nearly every position on the field. “They’re solid on the defensive line, solid linebackers, and a very disciplined and sound zone team,” he said. “They’re not afraid to play man-to-man against you and they don’t do a bad job. Their kicking is good. They’re well-coached.” “We have a formidable challenge this week,” he continued. “We need to bring one of our best games of the season. When we play at our full potential, we can compete with anyone.” Sheahan knows the chances of a low scoring game are unlikely. “Offensively, we need to move the football, answer back and score some points,” he said. “I don’t believe this will be a 10-7 game.” While Western may not be the easiest team to gameplan against, his experience facing the squad in the past may be helpful. “It’s very difficult to scout a team when they’re 50 points ahead of their opponent,” he said. “Fortunately, we know this coaching staff fairly well.” “We’ve worked against them for the past 15 years since I’ve been here,” Sheahan said. “I don’t believe there’s too many secrets.” However, Sheahan knows all the planning in the world doesn’t mean much if the results aren’t there. “It’s one thing to say we know what they’re doing, it’s another to go out and stop them. Our guys are fired up to go and give it a go.” Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday at Western’s TD Field.


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Heyman’s new role Continued from page 16

After spending five years with women’s rugby head coach Beth Barz at Sydenham High School (Barz also works as a teacher and coach there), Heyman knew that Queen’s was the place for her to pursue her dream as a student athlete. “From the first time I played [rugby] I loved it, so I ended up playing all through high school.” Due to being so far behind in class, Heyman decided to change her fouryear degree into a three-year bachelor of arts program. “I’m still behind in my classes, so it might take me three-and-a-half or four years to finish the three-year program.” While her life changed drastically, Heyman has carved out a new role on the rugby team. Just prior to the school year, coach Although Heyman can’t play rugby due to her concussion, she’s carved out a new role on the team as a mentor to first years.

Barz and her coaching staff reached out to Heyman and offered her a position on staff. “The coaches asked if I would still want to be involved, and there was no way I could say no,” Heyman said. “I can’t imagine not being a part of this team.” The coaches offered Heyman a mentor position, a new role that’s brought her into the thick of things for the rugby team. In a team split almost in half with upper years and newcomers, her job as mentor means helping first-year players transition onto the team, providing feedback to her teammates and being present at both practices and games. For Heyman, she wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. “Some days it’s a struggle, because you begin to think ‘I have to go to practice all the time and I can’t play’, but my teammates and coaches are supportive in making the process easier.”

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Sound suggestions for solid sleeps How to get a good night’s rest, no matter the circumstances

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Sleeping aids that aren’t pills are healthier alternatives to help you fall into a doze.

C aela F enton Contributor Some people are just better sleepers than others. We all have that one friend who can drop into a doze with a group of people chattering around them, the friend who’s asleep five minutes after takeoff on the plane and the one who sets five alarms before a morning exam (one of them being a phone call from their mother) just in case. The current theory of neuroscientists is that sound sleepers are people that are lucky enough to have a type of brain activity that essentially blocks out noise. According to research from Harvard Medical School, people who experience a higher number of “sleep spindles”, which are bursts of high frequency waves that are able to aid with sleeping. During their study, it took significantly louder and more frequent disruptions to bother these sleepers than their lower spindled compatriots. Researchers aren’t yet certain why some people produce more frequent sleep spindles than others. Whether you’re blessed with frequent spindles or not, here are

some tips to ensure a solid night’s sleep, even in a crazy residence, or a noisy house.

Try and keep your sleep schedule regular

This is a tip that can seem nearly Use sleeping aids that aren’t pills impossible for students who have unpredictable schedules, social While the temps are still events and commitments in the high, a fan can work wonders evenings. However, try to keep for providing a steady stream of fluctuations to a minimum to keep not only cool air, but also low- your body on track. Workable key noise that blocks out potential goals include getting to bed before midnight and up before 8 a.m. on disruptions. In the colder weather, there’s the weekdays, and then maybe merit in creating a sleep playlist of being a bit more lenient on the songs that make you feel relaxed. weekends. Earplugs are a great thing to have Keep the room at a cool on hand and though it may seem a bit diva-ish, so is an eye mask. temperature No devices before bed I know I previously recommended using devices, such as an iPod to help you fall asleep, but spending time in front of lots of artificial light right before you try to hit the sack isn’t a good idea. So pick another time of day to cruise Instagram and perhaps opt for a few pages of a book as your nighttime ritual instead. You’ll find yourself easily falling asleep.

For those in residences, this can be a challenge as you’re not in control of the thermostat. If your room is stuffy, try sleeping with the window open for some cooler air and a breeze. For students living in the University District, keeping things cool might not be as big of an issue with our budget conscious heating or lack thereof. Reserve your bed for sleeping (and maybe a few other “activities”)

If you do schoolwork in bed, then when you get in it at night, your mind is still going to associate that location with academic stress. Try and make your bed a sanctuary, a place where you and your body can retreat from a hard day’s work. Cut the caffeine in the afternoon Caffeine is the enemy of a good night’s sleep, so unless it’s an absolute “I am going to fail this class if I don’t stay up and finish this” moment, try to abstain. Actually, try to abstain from being in that situation in the first place, that’s probably the best plan.

Transitioning to fall fashion With school back in session and fall just around the corner, it’s time to put away your short shorts and crop tops and pull out some warmer clothes in preparation for cooler weather. Fall, one of my favourite seasons to dress, provides endless outfit possibilities with plenty of layers and accessory options.

To stay warm and fashionable this chilly season, I’ve listed my top 10 fall essentials that are a staple in any fashionable student’s wardrobe. Chunky knit scarves Large and warm scarves make the transition into colder September days a breeze. Perfect for snuggling into on a chilly day, they’re ideal accessories for any fall outfit. Paired with jeans and a jacket or leggings

and a sweater, large scarves are versatile and a must-have in your closet. Ankle booties These adorable shoes were a staple in European street style last fall and have finally arrived on the streets of Canada. Dress these booties up with a cute dress and cropped jacket or down with boyfriend jeans and an

Have a plan for the next day If the amount that you have to accomplish the next day is whirring around in your head, and getting in the way of sleep, grab a piece of paper or your agenda and map out how you’re going to utilize your time tomorrow. Having a plan might just put your mind at ease enough to catch some zzz’s. If you have a roommate, talk about it

Queen’s does its best to match up roommates with similar sleep preferences (either early birds, or Focus on relaxation rather night owls) once frosh have filled than sleep out their roommate questionnaire, So it’s been a long day and you but that process isn’t foolproof have big plans for tomorrow. You and sometimes people aren’t crawl into bed, look at your clock entirely truthful. The best thing to do is to have a and think, “okay, if I fall asleep RIGHT NOW, I’ll get seven hours.” conversation about generally what Anybody else done this, or is it just time the two (or three, or four) me? Focusing on falling asleep can of you like to go to bed and then sometimes lead to sleep evading us. work on compromises from there. Instead of harping on the Perhaps “lights out” is at 11, but a numbers, think about relaxing your desk lamp is allowed for an hour body, one section at a time, starting after that. at your toes and finishing at the tip

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of your head.

oversized sweater. Real or synthetic leather will protect you from rainy fall days, keeping your feet warm and dry while looking great. The low, chunky heel makes them comfortable for everyday wear, but chic enough for nighttime. Camel coat Camel coats were a huge hit at Paris Fashion Week last fall, and this year, American designers like

Michael Kors have caught onto this trend. The longer the better seems to be the rule with this coat as many fashion icons have been sporting the coats that hit mid-calf. Wine coloured everything Dark, brownish reds are still in style this year. Cover yourself in burgundy from head to toe. Look for beauty products like lipstick and nail polish, as well as shoes and skirts in this colour. Wine red is the perfect medium between light, dark and earthy, completing your fall look. See Fall on page 22


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LIFESTYLE

STUDENT LIFE

A guide to downtown grub hubs

A mouth-watering pounair from Mr.Donair’s.

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TRAVEL DIARIES

Going green in Iceland

Spending 10 days abroad to learn about environmental sustainability

Hiking mountains in rural Iceland.

M akenzie M ac K ay Contributor

some of the world’s most sophisticated hydroelectric and geothermal plants. While the program offered an I spent my first year at the Castle. I’ve been to four Olympic Games amazing educational experience, and I’ve traveled to 26 different it also exposed us to the natural countries. But of all these amazing beauty of Iceland. We snorkelled between experiences, my trip to Iceland with The GREEN Program was tectonic plates, and looked down hundreds of meters to completely the best one yet. This 10-day summer adventure unexplored water. In Super was focused on renewable Jeeps, we travelled to a remote energy and sustainability. As an region where we camped at the upper-year environmental studies base of volcanoes. My fellow students on the trip and geography student, this focus was exactly what I was looking for taught me so much. Participants in a study abroad experience. were from diverse backgrounds, I have found that experiencing but all were passionate about things first hand is a much better sustainability. I discussed nuclear way of learning than sitting in a energy with an engineering student classroom. So, I set off to Iceland from Texas A&M, green building to get my hands dirty in the field of with an architecture student from UBC and a geology student from environmental studies. I initially chose the program Georgia Tech. These students because it offered industry truly are the future leaders of the experience, would help me make sustainability movement. We had a great opportunity to connections in the renewable energy sector and provided work on a Capstone Project, where behind-the-scenes tours of groups chose an environmental

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K ailun Z hang Assistant Lifestyle Editor

Sunday: 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Pita Grill 383 Princess St. Whether you’ve danced up an appetite or you’re making a trip to Princess St. solely for the food, If you like fried food and wraps, there are plenty of places for you then Pita Grill is the place for you. to grab a late night bite downtown . Their Chicken Finger Pita basically So if your definition of variety lets you have two meals at once, is switching between Little Caesars and you can also add fries and and Papa John’s, take a look at onion rings into any regular pita. this list of five local restaurants Sunday to Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. open late. to 3:00 a.m. Thursday to Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. Tommy’s 377 Princess St. The Brass Pub 403 Princess St. What better time for breakfast than 3:00 a.m., right? Tommy’s is a ’70s-style diner that’s open 24 From nachos to wings and deep fried pickles, The Brass offers all of hours on weekends. A few steps down from the the classic and shareable appetizers. It closes at the same times the nightlife core, you can sit down, rest your feet and dig into a clubs and pubs do, but if you can’t classic eggs and toast breakfast for tear yourself away from the dance floor, you can order food here under $7. directly to Stages and Ale House. Monday to Wednesday: 9:30 This is what dreams are made of. a.m. to 2:30 a.m. Thursday to Monday to Sunday: 11:00 a.m. Sunday: 24 hours to 2:00 a.m. Mr. Donair Bubba’s Pizzeria 163 Division St. 349 King St. E If you walk by this small, standalone building on any weekend Although the name would suggest night, it’s a given that people will otherwise, the real gem of this be spilling out the door and onto place is the classic poutine. No one the street. Mr. Donair’s signature does gravy and cheese curds better. pounairs are similar to poutine, but Monday to Wednesday: they’re loaded with toppings like tzatziki, lettuce and hot peppers. 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Thursday: 1:00 a.m. to It’s grub worth waiting in line for. 2:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. Monday and Tuesday: 12:00 Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

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issue and then researched and used background knowledge to solve it. We presented these as a business case where we had to find the best way to find start-up funding, determine our target market and find out how to make it sustainable. Because students were from various programs and parts of North America, we able collaborated to find the best possible solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems, such as sustainability. I was also awarded a credit I could put towards my degree. I was eligible for the credit because we attended lectures at the University of Reykjavik and completed assignments demonstrating our newfound knowledge. My trip to Iceland reassured me that I’m where I want to be in terms of academics and hopefully, a career. Together, my trip and the people I’ve met has inspired me to take part in the mission to save our planet.

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MacKay with friends at a natural hotspring.

Exploring a hydroelectric plant.


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Fall wardrobe essentials Continued from page 20

Classic satchel This brown leather bag is a staple for students. Stylish and practical, it makes a perfect addition to every fall wardrobe. Big enough to fit your laptop and textbooks, the satchel is an everyday bag that adds classic chic to any outfit. Capes

upper years know isn’t exclusive to first years). Dark wash jeans Parisian streets are filled with women rocking dark blue jeans. No matter the season Parisiennes love the classy, timeless look of this wash. This fall, pair your sweaters and jackets with a darker wash jean in any cut. My favourites are the boyfriend and the skinny, but for the fashion-forward student, try the flare.

Classic capes hit stores last fall and became an instant favourite amongst fashionistas. A distant relative of the long-forgotten poncho, capes are another way Oversized sweaters to keep you warm this fall. Although there seems to be a multitude of ways to wear Always a staple in any fall wardrobe, this adorable piece, my favourite loose sweaters in a variety of look is a printed cape with a colours go with everything from white cable knit sweater and skirts to leggings. For fall, try dark dark jeans. and basic colours like grey, beige and burgundy. High-waisted bottoms Toques It’s time to cover up that midriff. The opposite of summer style, These are perfect for hiding a bad high-waisted bottoms are another hair day while keeping you warm. must in fall fashion. Creating Classic black is great with any fall the perfect silhouette, this cut outfit, but grey and taupe are other is comfortable and will cover colours to look out for this year. up that freshman 15 (which all Fall wardrobe essentials include: toques, sweaters, ankle boots and a satchel.

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E rika S treisfield Lifestyle Editor No matter the time of day, there’s always one thing on my mind — coffee. I get a high from its distinct smell and taste, and one sip and I feel like I can conquer the world. My coffee addiction started at a young age. I’d like to think my mom fed it to me while I was in the womb, but it actually began years later when I was 10 and stealing my parents’ leftover Starbucks. My parents tried to stop this habit by telling me about coffee’s damaging effects and how I’d never grow an inch taller than 4’7”. But when it came down to choosing between my height or another taste of the roasted bean, my decision was easily made: coffee. I’m currently 5’4” and couldn’t be happier. In high school, I would classify myself as a casual drinker. I drank it because I wanted it, not because I needed it. But that quickly changed when I entered university. It was only in first year that my addiction got serious. I took advantage of the endless amounts of coffee available in the cafeteria. I made it a routine to have a couple cups at lunch and more at dinner, drinking on average 3 to 4 cups of coffee a day. Thanks to the caffeine, I was going about my day in super speed — doing everything faster and more efficiently. With coffee pumping through my veins, I was genuinely a happier and more energetic person. It felt great, until the moment when my excessive coffee drinking started to take a toll on me, mentally and physically.

A couple months into my coffee high, I was overcome with fatigue. Despite throwing back a copious amount of caffeine, I was constantly tired. At that point, I was drinking so much coffee that my body had built up an immunity. A caffeinated coffee before bed didn’t faze me, in fact, I would be out cold in minutes. While fatigue didn’t stop me from getting my usual fix, the shakes did. On days when I overdosed on coffee, I would suffer from crazy shakes. When it came to putting pen to paper, my once legible handwriting would resemble that of a fifth grader’s. It was then when I decided to cut back on my coffee intake

and limit myself to one cup a day. I found happiness and energy in other alternatives, such as working out and drinking loads of water.

“I could feel my heart rate beating so quickly.” — Sarah Pedro To be honest, there are days when I slip and relapse into old habits. One coffee isn’t enough to keep me going for a long day’s work, but I’ve managed to have some self-control and have found other alternatives to get energized.

A strong coffee culture exists among university students.

Sarah Pedro, Con Ed ’17, had a more extreme experience with the addictive taste and benefits of coffee. She started drinking coffee back in high school to combat stress and fatigue. “I started working crazy hard back in grade 11,” she said. “I was always sleep deprived, so I kind of depended on coffee to help me get through the day.” Pedro drank coffee religiously all throughout high school and in her junior years of university. While she enjoyed coffee for its distinct taste, Pedro craved caffeine and so she added caffeine pills into the mix. “I was just getting tired of always having to sip on something,” she

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said. “So I thought, ‘why not just have caffeine pills?’ It’s like having the same amount of caffeine [as] a cup of coffee, it’s just in a pill form.” While some students, like Pedro, enjoy the efficiency of the caffeine pill, others remain fixated on the original caffeinated beverage of coffee. In 2012, Queen’s Hospitality Services retail, dining and catering outlets recorded 3,500,000 cups of coffee to be consumed — not including the three Tim Hortons outlets on campus. Today, coffee culture is still going strong –– like our coffee. Pedro was once a contributor to this trend until she experienced the bad effects of caffeine. “I spent a lot of time in the library this one night, and I had just been drinking coffee throughout the entire day,” she recalled. “I probably had like three or four cups, and then I also took a caffeine pill or something. I remember working sitting in Stauffer and I reached this moment, where I was so shaky from the caffeine.” “I couldn’t properly work. I could feel my heart rate beating so quickly.” Feeling overwhelmed and sick, Pedro rushed home to be in the comfort of her house and rest off the shakiness. Today, Pedro no longer excessively drinks coffee or takes caffeine pills. I, on the other hand, still enjoy the timeless taste of coffee. While I may limit myself to one coffee a day now, that coffee really makes a difference. Without it, I would be a trainwreck. More importantly, I wouldn’t be able to write this.

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