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Policy in progress Queen’s collaborates with AMS, SGPS on student fee protocol B y Vincent M atak Assistant News Editor A new policy for compulsory non-tuition-related student fees is in the process of being finalized at Queen’s. A draft of the policy was discussed at AMS Assembly last Thursday and was initiated by Student Affairs. The policy will stipulate regulations for introducing and changing non-academic student fees at Queen’s for both the AMS and SGPS.  Queen’s has never had a shared policy on student fees. In 1994, the provincial government froze increases in non-academic student fees, such as those for capital projects and student services, requiring universities to regulate protocols which would allow them to change fees. “These provincial regulations govern the development of a student fee protocol at Queen’s,” Mira Dineen, AMS vice-president of university affairs, told the Journal via email. “At the time, the AMS considered developing a student fee protocol, but it became apparent to both the AMS and the University that existing student referendum process complied with both the spirit and the letter of the new government requirements.” The process of putting forward a formal policy began two years ago after the Education Student Society (ESS) seceded from the AMS to the SGPS in 2009.  Students affiliated with ESS only attend Queen’s four months out of the year, and didn’t want to pay the full slate of AMS fees.  At the time, no regulations existed to transition the society out of the AMS. The new policy seeks to clarify the rules involved when See University on page 5

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Merging Main and West councils Presidents of residence councils seek consultation on proposed amalgamation B y R achel H erscovici Assistant News Editor Two residence councils could soon be joined if a new proposal is successful. Main Campus Residence Council (MCRC) and Jean Royce Hall Council (JRHC) are currently in the consultation process over the proposed amalgamation. On Oct. 25, MCRC President Tuba Chishti joined JRHC President Matt Sheculski at AMS Assembly to discuss the effects of the possible merge, which they’d been considering together since the summer. The councils oversee the peer-based residence disciplinary

system and organize events for those in residence. Because the two councils perform virtually the same duties, they see little reason for them to be kept separate. Although the AMS will have no formal vote in the process, the councils’ presidents agreed that their input would be valuable in compiling a comprehensive plan to bring back to their councils. “We’re looking at whether or not it is beneficial for us to [amalgamate],” Chishti said. Students were presented with the proposal and had an opportunity to provide feedback at last night’s MCRC constituency meeting and tonight at JRHC’s.

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Chishti noted that some paid positions available to students on Main Campus aren’t available to those on West. “Getting assigned a room is literally a lottery process and that shouldn’t affect whether or not you have opportunities for paid See MCRC on page 6

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Sheculski and Chishti have also consulted the Senate Residence Committee and members of administration. “The reason we’re really looking at that is because it means a consistent residence experience regardless of where first years are placed,” she said.

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Sunday marked the third annual TEDx conference at Queen’s. A red carpet highlighted the stage in Convocation Hall where 17 speakers got personal on a range of topics from surveillance, to music, to engineering physics. “Demand is high for a seat at this conference,” TEDxQueensU Director Asad Chishti said of the crowd of more than 250 people. Since the conference arrived at Queen’s in 2009, it’s more than

doubled in size and volunteers. “We really want to encourage conversation,” he said. “The whole idea of this event is to inspire and motivate people.” Chishti added that the event committee picks the speakers based on a three-wave process. They invite anyone the committee thinks would be a good fit, and then open it up to community-nominated guests and host auditions to finish the speakers’ list. The committee tries to bring See Students on page 7


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Investigating the effects of energy drinks Parents accuse popular energy beverage brands of being linked to deaths in the United States and Canada B y H olly Tousignant News Editor

drink contains 160 mg of caffeine, compared grades these days, energy drinks are just (rather than natural heath products). They consequently advocated that the to 100 mg in a medium (14 ounce) Tim another one,” he said. But for Scarborough-area man Jim drinks carry labels that identify the amount Hortons coffee, 330 mg in a grande (16 of caffeine they contain and include warnings ounce) Starbucks coffee and 200 mg in an Shepherd, the issue is personal. In 2008, Shepherd’s 15-year-old son about children and pregnant/breastfeeding average caffeine pill. FDA spokesperson Shelly Burgess told the Brian died at a paintball tournament hours women consuming the drinks and about Journal that the FDA investigates any reports after witnesses reported seeing him drinking mixing them with alcohol. Currently, companies can only market of death, and that the current investigation is samples handed out by representatives of beverages with a caffeine limit of 400 mg per “open and ongoing.” Red Bull, Shepherd said. Burgess said there’s currently no proven Shepherd acknowledged that university litre for non-resealable drinks. Health Canada advises a maximum link between the deaths and the energy students, many of whom are still teenagers, are among the largest consumers of energy caffeine intake of 400 mg per day for adults drinks, and that the reports merely “serve and older/heavier adolescents. as a signal to the FDA that there might be a drinks in North America. The original 16-ounce Monster Energy potential problem.”

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating an alleged link between Monster Energy drinks and five deaths and one non-fatal heart attack dating back to 2004. At Queen’s, Monster Energy drinks as well as competing brands NOS and Full Throttle are available for purchase around campus. The investigation was reported last week following a Maryland couple’s lawsuit against Monster Beverage Corp. Their 14-year-old I strongly suspect that the daughter died of cardiac arrythmia resulting consumption of that energy from caffeine toxicity after consuming two drink was contributory in my 24-ounce Monster Energy drinks within son’s death. 24 hours. Monster subsequently issued a statement supporting the safety of their products. — Jim Shepherd, energy drink activist Although teenagers make up a large percentage of energy drink consumers, An autopsy ruled Brian’s death as Sudden university-aged students are also frequent Arrhythmic Death Syndrome and caffeine consumers of the beverages. A 2007 study by Mintel International was the only drug in his system at the time of Group reported that 34 per cent of his passing. Brian had no pre-existing heart 18- to 24-year-olds regularly consume energy conditions and Shepherd said the cause of drinks, compared to 31 per cent of 12 the arrhythmia was never determined. “I strongly suspect that the consumption to 17-year-olds and 22 per cent of 25 to of that energy drink was contributory in my 34-year-olds. For energy drink fan Harrison Radersma, son’s death, if not the whole cause,” he said. He’s filed a number of complaints with Sci ’14, the decision to consume the beverages Health Canada, and in 2011 they officially should be assessed on an individual basis. “Whatever things kids do to get good classified caffeinated energy drinks as food

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A dive into the harbour’s history Approximately 50 shipwrecks in the Kingston area are diving sites, a hint at the city’s naval past B Y R OSIE H ALES AND A LISON S HOULDICE Journal Staff The waters of Lake Ontario have a history of crime. For decades, looters dove into the wrecks along the coast of Kingston in the hopes of finding sunken treasures preserved by fresh water. “In those days, people were less informed,” said Mike Hill, president of Preserve Our Wrecks (POW), a group formed in 1981 in response to a looting incident in the Kingston Harbour. Although the culture of looting sunken ships in the Lake Ontario region dates back over 50 years, it was only when the schooner barge Aloha had its winch stolen that the group was created to protect and promote awareness regarding Kingston’s marine history. Just six miles west of Kingston, the Munson, a dredge sunk in 1890, was suspected of having the brass number plate from the generator stolen by a group of divers in 1999. That same year, MPP Toby Barrett introduced the Ontario Marine Heritage Act as a way to protect the shipwrecks of Lake Ontario. The bill looked to enforce large financial penalties for those damaging or looting shipwrecks. It never became a law, although parts were adapted into the Ontario Heritage Act in 2005. There are now fines of up to $1 million in place for anyone found removing

artifacts from wrecks. Since then, other measures have been taken to promote a “look, don’t touch policy” when exploring sunken ships. “Looting is a serious problem … when people move or remove an object, it changes the whole perspective and understanding of the past,” Hill said. Today, Kingston has an established diving industry. Divers explore Kingston wrecks by leaving from shore or travelling on charter boats throughout the year, Hill said. Ice can be problematic for those visiting more offshore wrecks. Exposure during the cold weather limits divers to 40 minutes in the water. There are between 50 and 60 shipwrecks in the area that divers visit regularly. According to Hill, approximately 30 to 35 per cent of these wrecks were sunk unintentionally often due to boiler explosions and fires. Other ships met their demise after falling out of service and into disrepair and were sunk purposely. “They had to be disposed of. They were taken out to what was called ship graveyards,” he said. The three known 1812 wrecks in the Kingston area — HMS St. Lawrence, HMS Princess Charlotte and HMS Prince Regent. They were built in the 19th and 20th centuries — a time of economic prosperity for Kingston because of its maritime location.

Preserve Our Wrecks was created in 1981 as a response to looting of sunken ships.

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“It’s a waterfront community and it always has been. It connected to the English waterways,” Hill said. “Also, it was a focus for commercial activity.” Guenter’s Wreck is shrouded in mystery due to its unclear identity. It’s named after diver and discoverer Guenter Wernthaler; some believe it’s the remains of HMS Montreal, the flagship of the War of 1812. Located to the west of Cedar Island, Guenter’s Wreck fits all of the specifications of vessels during the war, as well as matching the measurements and dimensions of HMS Montreal. Some wrecks, like the warship HMS St. Lawrence, are located near campus, offshore in shallow waters near the would-be site of the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. It was decommissioned in 1815 and was sunk during the 19th century after being used for storage by Morton’s Brewery. Only the timbers from the bottom of the main body remain after years of deterioration in the water. HMS St. Lawrence is amongst some of the wrecks visited by dive groups facilitated by POW. Hill said that by studying the wrecks it’s possible to determine which ships were warships, schooners or other vessels. “If you stand at Portsmouth Harbour by the coast guard station and you look out, you’re only 15 feet from a wreck,” Hill said. “There’s an awful lot that lies beneath the surface that many people don’t imagine.” George Bevan is bringing what lies underneath Kingston’s water to the surface. Bevan, a professor in the classics department, has spent the last year and a half developing 3-D models of shipwrecks, many of which lie in the depths of Lake Ontario just offshore from Kingston. “As far as we know, we’re the first group to do this,” he said. “Definitely in Canada, probably in the world.” Bevan and a graduate student use special software that weaves

Guenter ‘s Wreck is thought to be the remains of HMS Montreal.

hundreds of underwater images to create a 3-D model of each wreck. The project was started in partnership with POW and Parks Canada. Bevan said Kingston is a prime location for this type of innovation due to its rich naval history. This year, he’s concentrating on the modeling of some of the 1812 wrecks — timely because 2012 marks the bicentennial of the war. Right now, the team is working on modeling five wrecks. Making the models is an extensive process. Hundreds of overlapping photos are taken at the wreck and are uploaded to the software, which he purchased for $17,000 after seeing a similar technique used in stopping the BP oil spill in 2010. “It works like our human stereovision except a computer can do it in much greater detail,” he said. “Our accuracy [in measurement] is under a centimetre certainly. It’s definitely as good or better

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than what a diver could do with a tape measure.” Measurements are based off the length from the bow to the stern, called the bow-to-stern baseline. With a click of the mouse, the user is able to rotate the image to see all sides of the wreck. Each model takes months because the complex calculations can take up to a day to process, Bevan said. Bevan said people are confused as to why he would take on a project like this. “People think: 1812 shipwrecks, what do they have to do with classics?” he said. Bevan would like to see the opportunity for classics students to receive Queen’s credits in nautical archeology courses from the courses already offered by POW. “Queen’s seems really well situated for this kind of thing,” he said. “[Kingston is] historically quite a strong place in underwater archaeology in the world.”


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Brainstorming in Boston AMS and faculty representatives visit US to find inspiration for innovative spaces on campus B y tRistan d i F Rancesco Production Manager A recent trip to Boston has helped jumpstart plans for an innovation hub in Kingston. Four student representatives and two faculty members spent two days in the city to research models that could be applied to improve campus services for student entrepreneurs in Kingston. AMS President Doug Johnson and Municipal Affairs Commissioner Troy Sherman were invited to the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences-organized trip. The invite came after they expressed interest in Queen’s expanding upon existing “innovation spaces” such as Innovation Park and Queen’s Summer Innovation Institute, a selective internship program for Engineering and Commerce students. “Boston has created a so-called innovation ecosystem, which is a series of incubation spaces across a region” Sherman, ArtSci ’14 said. “There are tremendous financial and human resources available from distinct innovation labs that at the same time are able to provide each other resource support if needed.” Sherman believes that despite structural differences (there are 52 post-secondary schools in the Boston metropolitan area) — the Kingston community still contains the necessary conditions for development of a similar innovation ecosystem. The small contingent from Queen’s spent most of last week touring such spaces in and around Boston, including the D-Lab at MIT, Cambridge Innovation Centre, and the Mass Challenge, a competitive start-up event with $1 million in cash prizes and over $10

million in in-kind awards. Sherman and Johnson plan to develop and release a comprehensive report by the end of the fall term in collaboration with Engineering Society President Taylor Wheeler, and Commerce Society Vice President (Internal) Daniel Farewell, with whom they travelled. “There are key things we can do between now and the end of my term,” Sherman said. “We hope to work with the City, KEDCO, the different organizations at Innovation Park as well as the University and [St. Lawrence] College to create something that’s really unique in Eastern Ontario and that will set Kingston apart.” Last Thursday in his address to AMS Assembly at City Hall, Mayor Mark Gerretsen spoke more broadly about the issue of student retention after graduation, also emphasizing the need for collaboration between the University and City to create better opportunities for innovative student ventures. Johnson and Sherman plan to consult further with faculty societies and the student body after the report is released. “Our vision is a shared space where students can build ideas and products and use all the resources campus has to provide. I would argue that the [programs] that we have in place now have limited resources and don’t expand out from campus and into the Kingston community,” Johnson said. “It’s important that we’re not stepping on anyone’s toes, or cannibalizing student engagement from other groups, but the question remains: how do we get all the connections and resources needed in one place?”


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Body of St. Lawrence student found in river Ken Kilabuk is being remembered as a kind, funny man by his girlfriend of over four years, Meghan Mike. Kingston Police confirmed that a body they pulled from the Cataraqui River off the downtown shore on Saturday evening was that of St. Lawrence College student Kilabuk. The body was discovered by a passerby around 5:15 p.m. on Saturday and police responded immediately. Police notified Kilabuk’s family and confirmed his identity on Sunday morning. Mike, who lives in Ottawa, reported Kilabuck’s disappearance after failing to make contact with him on Oct. 16. He was last seen early on the morning of Oct. 16 by an acquaintance around the area of Main St. and Raglan Rd. Following his disappearance, Kingston Police community volunteers searched the neighbourhood for signs of evidence. Since the announcement of his death, hundreds of people have joined a “RIP Ken Kilabuk” group on Facebook, many of them from Kingston and from Kilabuk’s home

province of Nunavut. “He was the best guy. Everyone I’ve talked to said he was so nice,” Mike said, adding that he was always making people laugh. Kilabuk studied arts and science at St. Lawrence College as well as carpentry. Mike said he enjoyed his studies so much that he planned to pursue further education in business or mechanics. Mike said Kilabuk talked about raising a family with her in Kingston, as well as possibly moving back up north with her to open his own mechanic shop. “He really liked Kingston and the people and the school,” she said. “He said ‘Kingston is the perfect place for everything.’” St. Lawrence College will honour Kilabuk by lowering their flags and holding a memorial event, with details forthcoming. Mike said a ceremony was already held at the Katarokwi Native Friendship Centre on Sunday evening. An autopsy was scheduled for Monday in Ottawa. Kingston Police Constable and Media Relations Officer Steven Koopman said the results of a toxicology report, which will be done in

Toronto, likely won’t be known for months. If the death is determined to be non-suspicious, the case will be turned over to the East Regional Coroner’s office, and Kingston Police may announce the cause of death on the coroner’s behalf. “If it’s deemed non-suspicious in nature we don’t need to be involved. We’re simply an agent of the coroner,” he said. If a criminal investigation emerges, the release of information will depend on the nature of the case and whether it could be compromised by full disclosure, he added. Anyone with information is please asked to contact Detective Frank Howard at 613-549-4660 x 6126 or through email at fhoward@kpf.ca. Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on the website at www.tipsubmit.com. Tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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a society or service transfers from one student association to another. “The student fee protocol was brought to AMS Assembly last week for discussion so that any concerns or questions could be addressed, and the document could be brought back to a later Assembly

meeting,” Dineen, Artsci ’11, said. Matthew Scribner, SGPS president, said the policy is a positive measure to clarify already existing practices at Queen’s. “In the past they’ve done this informally and gone by student society bylaws and the protocol reflects that practice so it’s more of a formalization,” Scribner,

PhD ’12, said.  A draft copy of the policy needs to go through AMS Assembly, SGPS Council and Queen’s Board of Trustees prior to being finalized.  “I think it’s important that the document recognizes already existing practices and it just lets the student society by-laws speak for themselves.”

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MCRC-JRHC merge was proposed at AMS Assembly encompassing the entire amalgamated council will be put positions or whether you have into place as well, Matt Sheculski, more volunteer opportunities, JRHC president, said. Sheculski also noted that the or the kinds of services you get idea of amalgamation has been in residences.” The amalgamation would look considered for at least three years. to increase first-year positions, He said there was never any stated while executive position salaries reason why the merging failed to would go up about 5 per cent, go through. The majority of AMS assembly Chishti said, due to their members, in a non-binding vote, overseeing larger constituencies. Budgeting for the possible union were in favour of this amalgamation. Each council will eventually is still in the process but should the amalgamation be voted in, both hold a vote with its members in councils will be able to utilize their residence to determine if they’re in carried over funds from previous favour of combining the councils. This vote could either come years within their own residences. However, a budget in the form of a referendum or Continued from page 1

the vote could go to the floor representatives from each residence or house council. Chishti said she hopes to see the amalgamation process have a clear direction in the next two weeks. She also hopes the final decision will be made by the end of the term to allow for a proper election process considering many positions may be changed or cut. “We’ve put a lot of thought into it and we’re really open to either way happening, but it’s going to depend on what our residents think.” A final report will be compiled on Wednesday and brought to the residents as the last report before the official voting process begins.

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A Queen’s student called police to her Nelson St. home early on the morning of Oct. 26 — Holly Tousignant after she discovered a man masturbating while peering at a Disraeli project to neighbour’s window. publish online The 20-year-old student reported that the man was white, A Queen’s research project 40 years tall, slim and in his late 20s or in the making is moving online. early 30s, and was wearing grey The Disraeli Project has sweatpants, a dark hoodie and published eight print volumes of a baseball cap. The student told 19th century British prime minister police that the man was with a Benjamin Disraeli and has a ninth medium-sized dog, and had fled volume slated for release in 2013 in the direction of Brock St. by the and a 10th in 2015. time police arrived on the scene. The letters will be published in

an online database which won’t contain the annotations or replies of the print volumes, which are currently partially available online. Around 6,000 of Disraeli’s 13,000 letters will have been published by the time the 10th volume comes out. The aim of the database is to bring previously unpublished works to light. The Project was launched as a sabbatical project at in 1972. The new database is being assisted by support from the University plus a $95,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which has support the project since 2007. — Holly Tousignant

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unheard accomplishments at Queen’s to light. “There are so many incredible things happening here at Queen’s in terms of research and talent, but it isn’t always given the microphone,” Chishti said. “We look for voices that haven’t been heard, or people that the students like.” The speakers can pick any topic of their choice to address the crowd about, but there are some restrictions. “We restrict our speakers from advertising, so they can’t pay to speak — which avoids companies from going up there,” he said. The Journal sat down with three of the 17 speakers to get the inside look at what makes their outlook on life unique. Jeff Cho, dean of the Awesome Foundation, Kingston branch When life isn’t working out the way you want it, you craft an alternative destiny. That’s what Jeff Cho, a Queen’s drop-out did. “[Queen’s] wasn’t for me,” Cho said. In his first year at Queen’s, Cho said he overcame numerous challenges. “I had mental illnesses that I didn’t even know I had at the time,” he said. Student debt and disagreements with his parents soon followed. “They basically disowned me over religious reasons,” he mentioned in his talk. It was then that Cho decided to switch gears and leave his life at Queen’s for one in the military. He’s now the dean at The Awesome Foundation: Kingston, part of a worldwide movement devoted to forwarding “awesomeness” in the universe by offering monthly $1,000 grants to interesting community projects.

Due to his experiences, he stayed with a Sikh host. Although realized the impact people have Trevor wasn’t familiar with Sikhism, on their own lives through their but he traveled to the temple with his host and had the experience. decisions. “It was totally enlightening to me, He believes that people will shy away from their potential because I knew absolutely nothing about this belief system,” he said. “The of fear. “What people need to realize is whole philosophy behind it is to that things can change,” he said. treat others well.” During his talk, he spoke about “If you can predict your life five years from now, you are sitting his travelling experiences and how this trip put him back on track, too comfortably.” to help him find what his true priorities are. Trevor Waurechen, cartoonist “I want people to take away When Trevor isn’t working on his from my talk that you set your own cartoon series, he’s travelling across rules,” Waurechen continued. “Most of my life I had people Canada to find inspiration for set rules for me.” his art. Waurechen is a cartoonist for his website “It Seemed like a Good Derek Dunfield, post-doctoral associate at MIT Idea at the Time”. Originally from Waterloo, he grew up in Kingston within an Speaking at TEDx Queen’s was artistic family that he said set him a return to his roots for Derek, now a post-doctoral associate in up for the career he has now. “I always have this thing buzzing behaviour economics at MIT. Dunfield graduated Queen’s in in the back of my mind whenever 2003 with a degree in physics. He then went on to complete his PhD I always have in neuroscience at the University of this thing buzzing British Columbia. in the back of my He combined his interests at mind whenever I do MIT where he studies behavioral something that asks economics, using CAT scans to decipher why people make me ‘can I use this for bad decisions. my comics? “I just applied to MIT,” he said. “I want people to know that it is not — Trevor Waurechen, cartoonist that hard.” He encourages students to apply I do something that asks me to schools that seem out of reach ‘can I use this for my comics?’” and to learn better ways to make themselves happy. Waurechen said. “Experience your life,” he His art has recently taken him couch surfing across Canada to said. “I have forgotten half of the provide inspiration for his newest equations I learned here in my comic, “49 Parallels,” where he undergrad, but I won’t forget what visits people in different cities to I was involved in, like Queen’s Players or becoming a don.” find inspiration. “Everyone I met has been pretty amazing,” he said. “I have stayed with people from as young as 17 to as old as 70.” One of his favourite moments while on the road was when he

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hinking outside of the box 1972, with a voter turnout of approximately 50 per cent in that never hurt anyone. A recent endorsement video age bracket. Dunham’s ad shows that the for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign features Lena Dunham Obama campaign is continuing to comparing her first time look to this demographic to build voting to her first time having its voter support base. The ad does a great job of sex — something that has caused much controversy, mostly among speaking to its target demographic Republicans and Conservatives in — college-aged women. The parallel drawn between the US. Eric Erickson, editor in chief of picking the right partner to lose redstate.com, a right-leaning news one’s virginity to and voting for website, argues that Obama’s ad the right candidate is successful. It ridicules virgins, while other critics makes voting seem like a deeply questioned Obama’s approval personal and important decision. By adding this element into the of this ad as the father of two ad, the Obama campaign found young girls. Their reaction isn’t a way to hit a chord with young shocking — after all, when women effectively. The surrounding uproar and opposing parties do something controversial, it’s expected that controversy has been blown out of proportion, detracting from their rivals will criticize them. That doesn’t mean the criticism the ad’s success in speaking to its target audience. is warranted. The campaign should be It’s refreshing to see the Obama campaign trying something applauded for its ability to create new instead of creating another a provocative, original and, ultimately, effective advertisement, formulaic attack ad. According to a non-partisan exit capitalizing on Dunham’s star poll analysis, Obama brought the power and ability to relate to most youth between the ages of young women throughout the US. 18 and 29 to the ballot booth — Journal Editorial Board in a presidential election since

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he amount of pressure that exists to select a career as early as possible is frustrating. Shouldn’t the enjoyment and experience of life be a priority over kick-starting your profession as early as possible? There isn’t nearly enough emphasis put on the importance of taking the time to figure out a fulfilling, lifelong career you’ll be happy with.

Parents, schools and workplaces should realize that it can take some prolonged navigation to finally figure out what it is you want in your career. It’s unrealistic to expect increasingly younger students to have this deciphered. I started to feel pressure in school to decide my career path in grade 10 — I still haven’t decided what that will be. Of course, there’s some validity to the importance of finding a secure job that will provide financial support. But, we shouldn’t value money over fulfillment. A recent article in the Globe and Mail highlights the difficulty of finding a balance for Canadians putting work before their personal lives. The younger generation is having fewer children, prioritizing work. The pressure to decide on a career appears more and more prematurely. I’ve always chased after secure jobs — until now. I hate the idea of being slotted

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smile can go a long way. A recent proposal put forth by City Council to fund dental work for those who need it most was rejected in a tie vote of 6-6. This is a disappointing decision — one that denies those who could benefit from reconstructive dental work a much-needed boost in successful employment. Employers do inevitably care about the appearance of their workers. Someone who is missing teeth or has significant dental damage will understandably be at a disadvantage when looking for a job. The City had the opportunity to take an exemplary step in instituting this program. A similar program had been in place three years ago, but was promptly slashed as a result of

cutbacks on provincial funding. Reinstating such a program, would give the City an opportunity to not only give individuals in need a second chance in finding employment, but also set an example for other cities in the province to do the same. It’s true that the $100,000 program would only be helping approximately 35 to 40 people, but the cost is miniscule given the returns it could provide. Dental work can be extraordinarily expensive, especially when one is uninsured. The price for reconstructive dental work can reach thousands of dollars per person, depending on their condition — a price tag that many of those who are unemployed can’t afford. At the end of the day, this program doesn’t guarantee a

return on investment. However, it improves accessibility for those who are at a disadvantage — an altruistic and important step that the City should’ve taken. We build wheelchair ramps for those who need them most — it doesn’t make sense that the City wouldn’t want to do the same for those who could benefit from this program. This relatively small investment would improve the quality of life, even for those few people, by leaps and bounds. City Council should revisit this program and the proposal. If they do, they’ll invest in the quality of life of those in need, fulfilling a valuable and honorable role in their lives.

into one box for the majority of my life, yet that seems to be what employers look for. It can be a dreary image. I plan on exploring my interests in the hopes that I will find a satisfying career rather than being trapped in a singularly limiting profession. This too delivers

another problem. Like any other human being, I have many interests and I’m overwhelmed by the infinite variety of careers. In my experience, some of the most interesting and fulfilled people still have no idea what they want to do. Although it may go against

our instincts, perhaps we need to put an end to the popular career mindset. Maybe it’s too idealistic, but, at the end of the day, I want to know I’ve found a fulfilling career.

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Fraternities

From fraternity to beyond

President of Alpha Epsilon Pi writes a response to the AMS review on the ban of its members joining fraternities and sororities

Dylan Glancy, ArtSci ’13 The AMS recently re-opened discussion on the ban of its members being part of fraternities and sororities at Queen’s. With a dialogue beginning to open, I look forward to educating people about the niche our fraternity satisfies in Kingston. While Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) isn’t seeking official recognition from the AMS or the University, we believe that the wording of the ban has led to feelings of anxiety; alienation and fear of reprisal in our brothers who are AMS members. These individuals want nothing more than to be able to participate in off-campus extracurriculars in peace. If the ban were lifted, we wouldn’t ask the AMS or the University to affiliate with us; we exist proudly as a Kingston fraternity and will remain as such. AEPi is based on the core values of brotherhood, philanthropy, community service, athletics, academic achievement and the promotion of a Jewish identity in its members. It provides an avenue for achieving these goals and allows its 50-something members to connect

to their Jewish roots in a way that a strong sense of brotherhood can promote. As a chapter, we raise money and participate in local Kingston charities, as well as international ones. Earlier this term, members of our fraternity participated in a Habitat for Humanity build. Our annual Octobeard initiative has so far raised nearly $800 this month for Save a Child’s Heart (SACH). Last year we raised over $2,500 for SACH and the Make-a-Wish foundation combined and had 12 brothers ‘go bald for wishes.’ As well, many of you might have seen us on University Ave. in past years taking pies in the face for charity.

Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) isn’t seeking official recognition from the AMS or the University; we believe that the wording of the ban has led to feelings of anxiety, alienation and fear of reprisal in our brothers who are AMS members. It’s important to us to promote active involvement in the local Jewish community, attending services at local synagogues and assisting Hillel and Chabad, two other international Jewish student organizations at Queen’s, with various events throughout the year.

Members of the Kingston chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi take part in their annual “AEPi in the Face” fundraiser for Save a Child’s Heart.

Kingston has a small Jewish community and many of the brothers in our ranks come from outlying Jewish communities. Our fraternity provides them with a Jewish identity and social foundation, one which some might not have developed otherwise. Though our membership isn’t exclusively from Queen’s, most of us are and we are actively involved in our school. We participate in student politics, take orders at the Common Ground and the Queen’s Pub, and engage in many clubs throughout the Queen’s community. Our letters don’t diminish our commitment or involvement — after all, a Queen’s student’s school spirit can’t be minimalized into something so simplistic. Rather, we advance and incorporate a Jewish experience into students in Kingston and at Queen’s. Could it honestly be said that strengthening, nurturing and fostering a minority segment of our community is harmful to Queen’s spirit? Fundamentally, we ask to be able to shape our Queen’s experience — with AEPi enhancing our experience as Jewish students.

When discussing the merits of fraternities and sororities, the issue of exclusivity seems to be a recurring concern. We’re viewed as catering exclusively to Jewish males. Though our fraternity is culturally Jewish, we are open to all who are willing to espouse our values.

Though our membership isn’t exclusively from Queen’s, most of us are and we are actively involved in our school. We particpate in student poltics, take orders at the Common Ground and the Queen’s Pub. We are by no means monolithic, as we have members of the LGBT community. The brothers of AEPi find total acceptance, regardless of place of origin, sexual orientation, socio-economic status and so on. Regarding hazing, another point of concern in the debate on fraternities, AEPi has a strict anti-hazing policy that is rigorously enforced by both international and local governing bodies. Hazing doesn’t make a good brotherhood, nor can it prove someone’s worth.

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If the ban at Queen’s was lifted, we strongly believe there wouldn’t be an influx of Greek life. It would only present an extra-curricular option to a small subset of students who would be interested in all that it has to offer. It’s not the absence of Greek life that makes our school so incredible — it’s the people who choose to attend Queen’s. The passion and dedication towards this school is embodied in every student who comes to Queen’s, regardless of what they partake in. Those of us in AEPi who attend Queen’s are no different. Three Greek letters are all that separates me from another student. But when I look back at my time as a student, those very letters will have contributed to my university experience in a way no on-campus organization ever could. So before you consider whether our organization is hazardous to Queen’s, come to QP with me first. I bet you’ll find that Greek letters don’t suppress the tricolour inside. Dylan Glancy is the president of the Kingston chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi.

Talking heads ... around campus Photos By Terence Wong

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Interview

Golden gods Zeus plays a gig in Kingston as part of a two-stop weekend tour B y S avoula S tylianou Arts Editor With a band name like Zeus, only gold will do. Band founder and guitarisst Mike O’Brien said the band has expensive taste in clothing. “We all wear gold-plated underpants. All the time. They’re really uncomfortable, but worth it,” O’Brien joked while we were speaking on the phone. The last time Kingstonians got a taste of Zeus was earlier this summer. The band will be doing a two-stop weekend run of Kingston and Ottawa and O’Brien said the Grad Club is familiar territory. “It’s a smaller room, but it’s always packed full of excited people,” he said. “Not every city has that kind of vibe and you’re thankful when you have that happening.” But part of being a musician is having a thankless job, O’Brien said. “When we do our job, people give us beer and applause, and when we don’t, we don’t get any beer or applause.” To make sure they appeal to the crowd, the band employs “The Zeus Method” to get ready for shows. “We listen to ‘[Rock this Party] (Everybody Dance Now)’ before our shows. We don’t dance — we sit there stone cold with our arms crossed and stare straight forward with no emotion on our faces,” O’Brien said. “Then we get out of the van and chug a bottle of tequila and we’re good to go.”

Signed to the prestigious Arts & Crafts record label in Toronto, Zeus has been on a constant uphill climb as a group. O’Brien recalled one of his favourite tour experiences when the band got to play a gig in Mexico City in 2011. “It’s somewhere I’d always wanted to go and never really thought we would go. So when we got the chance to fly down for the day to do a show, it was an awesome experience,” he said. Now, the band is hoping to tackle Europe. After traveling to sign their first U.K. record deal earlier this autumn, the group is heading back across the pond in a few weeks. “We’re lying low at the moment with little one-off shows and then we’re heading off on a European tour — it’ll be cold, but fun,” O’Brien said. This time around, Zeus is going to be touring with fellow Canadian favourites Stars in Europe, a band

Arts Zeus founder and guitarist Mike O’Brien says the band’s pre-show ritual is to listen to “Rock this Party (Everybody Dance Now)” and chug a bottle of tequila. He jokingly calls it “The Zeus Method.”

who Zeus put in a bid to tour with. “I knew some of the people from the group — I played with Amy [Millan] when she put out her first solo record,” he said. “Then I met Torquil [Campbell] through friends at the label so we’ve known each other for quite a while.”

Fans here in Canada can still have something to look forward to from the band in the form of a new EP. “Right now we’re recording some cover songs. It’s just something we like to do — reinterpret people’s music.”

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O’Brien said the new EP will include R. Kelly and Michael Jackson — music “people wouldn’t expect from the band.” Zeus plays the Grad Club Friday at 10 p.m.

Art review

The art in the advertisement Artel exhibit has hundreds of different posters which were once displayed around town B y C arling S pinney Copy Editor Mark Streeter’s exhibit A Recent History of Poster Art in Kingston looks to change the culture of blissful ignorance in how we observe posters. Too often a quick glance at a poster for information overlooks the artwork behind the ad. Streeter’s exhibit seems like a colourful bombardment of these advertisements vying for your attention, but there’s a bigger meaning. The showcase includes an assortment of local promotional posters for concerts, venues, film screenings and art shows from the last five years. They appear as a random arrangement thrown onto the walls, mimicking the vibrancy of an illustration from a Robert Munsch illustration. Some of the posters were geometrically intricate, using boxy shapes and patterns to

deliver its message, while others were simple with depictions of visually-appealing images. The variety of the countless posters in Streeter’s exhibit put my visual senses into overdrive. I didn’t know where to look first. But maybe that’s the point. The fact that each poster was so different from the other was a direct reflection of the diversity in Kingston’s artistic community being put on display. Most of the ads included are lost in a jumbled mess of fonts and shapes, but a few stood out because of their captivating use of design and colour. One particular ad advertised a Vapours concert at the Mansion and another advertised CFRC with a tricolour background. Streeter curates the exhibit not only to show just how culturally diverse Kingston’s art scene is. He also highlights how posters can be the art themselves and I couldn’t agree more.

Poster advertisements for past events — ones that took place right here in Kingston — breathe life into a unique, conceptually tacit show. But a few of the posters in Streeter’s exhibit were utterly indecipherable to me. It seems impossible that any of the people who had bustled by lamp posts and trees could’ve possibly comprehended the information on these posters before they were exhibited in the gallery. A promotional poster is meant to grab attention and explain necessary details. But at some point, a poster becomes more artistic than promotional and educational. The only difference between advertisement and art is what we’ve been told to think. If we see a commercial on TV asking us to purchase a product, we instinctively change the channel — until we take a minute to consider the way in which the

commercial is being presented. Every now and again I’ll see a commercial that captivates my attention, and if it’s good enough to make me pause, I’m left with a sense of appreciation for the creator’s voice behind the commercial. Now that’s art. Usually, a hasty eye obstructs the potential of artwork that might have been discovered amidst the business of everyday life, but somehow a select few grab our attention anyways. The exhibit describes posters as “the most temporary and disposable forms of public art,” which is true. Although the exhibit is worthwhile, it’s also subtle — until you stop to read the poster. A Recent History of Poster Art in Kingston is on exhibit at the Artel until Nov. 4 at 5 p.m.

Mark Streeter’s exhibit A Recent History of Poster Art in Kingston tries to get the viewer to see these posters as more than just promotional, but also as pieces of art.

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Halloween Special

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The spookier, the better Five teeth-chattering mysterious deaths of writers and artists

CHARLES BEAUMONT A dark and spooky alien-like mystery are almost the right words to describe the death of The Twilight Zone author Charles Beaumont in 1967. He was a man literally killed by his work. The stress from his writing caused him to age prematurely and get wrinkles and grey hair long before his time. For a man who was supposed to be in his 30s, Beaumont was the epitome of a medical marvel — if only this marvellous transformation didn’t eventually cause his death. Doctors thought his particular disease might be associated with Alzheimer’s, but they came up with nothing to explain Beaumont’s condition. What’s odd about the writer’s death is that there was no real medical condition attributed to what happened to Beaumont — unless the doctors considered the Benjamin Button complex.

JANET PARKER

RICHARD SUMNER

Photographer Janet Parker probably thought she would be known for her life, not her death. Just when the world thought they got the last of smallpox eradicated, there was an outbreak at the Birmingham Medical School. Live smallpox viruses were being kept in a laboratory one floor above Parker’s office and the virus spread through a service duct to reach Parker in 1978. She was immediately infected with smallpox, even after the virus was supposedly eliminated 10 months prior. One year later, a similar incident happened at the University, but no one died. The head of the microbiology department in the medical school who had been working with the smallpox virus later killed himself by slitting his throat. Parker was the last recorded person to die from smallpox.

It’s not unusual to discover a dead squirrel when you’re walking in Kingston, but what would be unusual is to notice a skeleton handcuffed to a tree. In a forest in the British city of Denbighshire in 2005, a woman discovered the skeleton of deceased artist Richard Sumner. He had handcuffed himself to a tree four years ago and thrown away the keys so far that he couldn’t reach them. The 47-year-old was an acclaimed artist for operatic stage productions and had a history with schizophrenia. According to his sister, he had tried to commit suicide three times before. What gives us the shivers? The coroner revealed that Sumner tried to reach for the keys he had tossed away, but was unsuccessful. Makes you wonder why it took someone four years to notice the rotting corpse in their local forest.

interview

Lifelong journey Danielle Duval talks about growing up with South African jazz influences

Danielle Duval says growing up in a musical family helped shape her own personal musical style.

B y M ark L ouie Assistant Arts Editor “I used to play piano recitals and run away into the washroom when it was done.” While six-year-old Danielle Duval may have suffered from

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the occasional case of stage fright, she’s come a long way since her beginnings as a musician. “It’s definitely a journey. But the more you do it, the more you have people around who believe in you and the more confident you get in the music and yourself,” she said.

EDGAR ALLAN POE Everyone’s had nights where the memories from the night before were a little fuzzy. For writer Edgar Allan Poe, this led to his demise. On Oct. 3, 1849, Poe was found in a hazy state wearing some other man’s clothing and unable to remember what had happened to him. After being taken to hospital with what must have been concern for his mental state, Poe died days later. Mystery surrounds what happened to him on the night of Oct. 3. Literary theorists and conspiracy theorists alike have come up with three different ideas. One was that Poe was a raging alcoholic. The second was that Poe was part of an election fraud organized by hooligans. The last was that the The Tell-Tale Heart author had rabies. For a man who churned dark ideas into powerful poetry, any of those three theories don’t do him justice.

Duval’s had a successful sophomore year in music, from playing this year’s North by Northeast music festival to doing a set on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight! And she shows no signs of wanting anything less. Compared to other musicians I’ve spoken to, Montreal native Duval is more outspoken about the rewarding nature of music. “It’s pure survival. Music is just something that I have to do. It’s how I express myself. My ultimate goal would be to have a life of just travelling the world, recording albums, whenever and however I can, and in the most interesting ways,” she said. “I love working with interesting people and always challenging myself — a life that revolves around music 24/7.” Tracing some of her roots as a musician back to childhood, Duval speaks of an upbringing that fostered the artistry she enjoys today. “My dad was a musician. He had guitars lying around all the time, as well as a piano,” she said. According to Duval, these instruments would be put to use, especially at family gatherings. “Every time we would have a family get-together, those guitars would come out, and everyone would sing old blues songs, Beatles songs, South African jazz song,” she said. While some musicians discover their love of music later on in life, Duval said music has always been

TOM THOMSON One of the most famous mysteries of the 20th century is that of Canadian painter Tom Thomson. The landscape artist went on a fishing trip in July 1917, and was never seen again. A few days after his disappearance, his boat turned up near the dock. Sometime after, his body floated by. Thomson’s paintings proved to sell for millions after his disappearance. People seemed to be consumed with wanting a piece of his legacy after his death. Various documentaries have been made about the artist’s life, abounding with theories of what really happened to Thomson’s body when he disappeared. Some say it was suicide, others say it was an unfortunate boating accident. As irony would have it, the picturesque landscape Thomson painted ultimately turned against him in a cruel twist of Mother Nature’s fate. — Savoula Stylianou

a presence for her and her family. “It was just always a part of my life.” Duval attributes some of the stylistic qualities of her music to her father. “My Dad is South African, so I grew up listening to a lot of South African jazz and I was very heavily influenced by big rhythms,” Duval said. She said the way she plays her music also stems from her dad. “Even in the way I play guitar

I sense that African rhythm in it,” she said. Duval claims her personal brand of music is also informed by an insight about the nature of emotional transference. “You just have to let go and give in. The more you give, and the more you’re willing to tell people in your songs, the more they have to appreciate.” Danielle Duval plays the Mansion Thursday at 9 p.m.


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Tuesday, OcTOber 30, 2012

“I saw Shell as an opportunity to develop my strengths in a stable company that has great benefits and treats its people well.” – Ana Flenoy, Drilling Engineer

WORLD-CLASS ENGINEERING AND TECHNICAL GRADUATES WANTED MAKE AN IMPACT WITH A CAREER AT SHELL At Shell we are working together to help meet the world’s rising demand for energy. We are using advanced technologies to develop oil and gas in more remote environments, to extend the lives of existing fields, and to increase production from unconventional sources, which includes oil sands and tight gas fields. To deliver these and other complex and challenging projects, we want to hear from talented engineering and technical graduates. If you’re ready to tackle the energy challenge and make a real impact on the world, join a company that values diversity and emphasizes the quality of life for its employees and their families. At Shell, we offer: Alternative work schedules or flexible working patterns Employee assistance programs for support when experiencing work, life, money, and health issues Company-provided education/training Mentoring programs and employee networks Employee, Spousal, and Family benefits, as applicable Discover how you can help solve some of the world’s biggest energy challenges. Apply online at www.shell.ca/careers. Be sure to click on the “Students and Graduates” section of the website and apply for a Shell Recruitment Day (for full-time).

Let’s deliver better energy solutions together.

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McKinty strikes Midfielder nets two in late comeback B y J ordan C athcart Staff Writer The 2012 campaign looked all but over for the women’s soccer team. The Toronto Varsity Blues were in control of the OUA quarter-final match at West Campus Field. They scored in the 30th minute to take a 1-0 lead, which they held until the dying minutes. Gaels midfielder Alexis McKinty changed the script, burying a goal off a broken corner kick play in the 88th minute to tie the game. The Gaels’ momentum carried into overtime as they scored twice, securing the 3-1 victory. Gaels centre back Mikyla Kay said the Varsity Blues’ first goal made for a challenging comeback. “I think the first goal got us a little bit down, but we knew if we kept our work rate up that eventually things would work out,” Kay said. The Varsity Blues generated several quality chances in the final 10 minutes of regulation, including a scoring attempt from just outside the six-yard box with five minutes remaining. Starting goalkeeper Madison Tyrell managed to keep the Blues at bay, making 10 saves to earn her first career playoff victory. Gaels head coach Dave McDowell was happy with his team’s resiliency in the second half. “Tough goal to give up in the first half, to be honest … I told our coaching staff if we get to 0-0 by halftime, I like our chances,” he said. “I thought we battled back and never gave up.” McDowell tinkered with the

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Fifth-year midfielder Patrick Zanetti (above) scored in the 119th minute to send Sunday’s quarter-final to penalty kicks.

Men’s Soccer

The women’s soccer team celebrates Alexis McKinty’s game-tying goal in the 88th minute against Toronto.

lineup all game, subbing in different combinations of players. He finally found the right one at the right time. “I tried to make a few little alterations to see if we could generate any offense,” McDowell said. “We got [McKinty] going and we looked like we still had lots of energy left. It looks like our fitness work paid off.” McKinty lead the charge with two goals, while striker Jackie Tessier scored on a breakaway in overtime to seal the win.

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“It’s funny, I thought we played our best soccer in overtime when were up by a wee bit,” McDowell said. “But you know, that’s just playoff soccer.” The OUA Final Four will be held in Ottawa next weekend, featuring the Gaels, the Ottawa Gee Gees, the Laurier Golden Hawks and the McMaster Marauders — the same four teams as last season. Queen’s will take on Laurier on Saturday in the semi-final.

women’s rugby

Upset bid falls short

Women suffer agonizing loss in OUA championship game B y J osh B urton Staff Writer

two matchup could happen next weekend at the CIS national championships. “I think [the loss] stung because we wanted this so bad, but I think we’re proud about [our performance],” said Gaels second-year number eight Jordyn Rowntree. “We came out here and showed [Guelph] what we’ve got.

Alive after sudden death Zanetti, Maxwell save Gaels in thriller B y Peter R eimer Staff Writer The Gaels are heading to the OUA Final Four after squeaking by the Toronto Varsity Blues in sudden-death penalty shots on Sunday. The roller coaster of a game ended 0-0 after regulation and saw Toronto take the lead with six minutes left in overtime. Gaels’ fifth-year forward Pat Zanetti evened the game 1-1 in the 119th minute. “[Zanetti] was our saviour,”

head coach Chris Gencarelli said. “He’s a phenomenal leader and a great veteran presence on the team.” Zanetti’s late equalizer and goalkeeper Dylan Maxwell’s heroics in the shootout capped off a tense quarter-final that nearly remained scoreless to the end. The game changed dramatically in the second overtime period when Toronto substitute Adrian Dannel replaced Jermaine Burrell with nine minutes left. In the 114th minute, the ball See Seven on page 16

rowing

Freezing gold

“I think they’re scared.” Guelph’s Caitlin Beaton scored the game’s only try in the fifth The Gaels nearly dethroned minute of play. Third-year lock the five-time defending OUA Bronwyn Corrigan scored all of champions at Nixon Field. The Queen’s points on two penalty Guelph Gryphons held on for goal conversions. B y L auri Kytömaa the 10-6 victory on Saturday in a The Gryphons’ high-powered Staff Writer defensive showdown. offense was stagnant most of the A Gaels-Gryphons round See Nationals on page 17 The Gaels’ rowing team thrived under hostile weather conditions. The women’s team overcame high winds, whipping rain and near-zero temperatures to win the OUA championship in St. Catharine’s on Saturday. The men’s team placed third. Nearly every competitor on the women’s side won a medal, to finish with 95 team points over Western’s 80. “We were saying all season that the work we put in over the past year — especially during the fall — was leading us to this moment,” team captain Elise Photo by Tiffany Lam The women’s rugby team fell to the powerhouse Guelph Gryphons in the OUA final, but held Hoffman said. “Our racing [this weekend] was just a product Guelph to their lowest offensive showing of the season.

Women beat weather, win OUA banner of that.” The women won gold medals in the heavyweight eight, lightweight four and heavyweight double races. The lightweight eight finished second, while the heavyweight four and the lightweight single both captured third.The women’s win See Short on page 17

Inside footbaLL

Semi-final rematch set after Gaels blank Laurier.

Cross Country

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Football

Golden Hawks clipped in quarter-final Defence holds Laurier off the board, while running back Andrews compensates for injured Granberg B y N ick Faris Assistant Sports Editor A faultless performance has Queen’s positioned for a shot at revenge. The Gaels blanked the sixth-seeded Laurier Golden Hawks 34-0 in the OUA quarter-final on Saturday. The win sets up a road semi-final match-up with the second-seeded Guelph Gryphons on Nov. 3. Guelph defeated Queen’s 33-28 on Oct. 13, scoring 30 straight points to end the game and snatch the OUA’s second post-season bye. Despite facing a slightly more arduous playoff route, the Gaels’ defence pitched their first shutout of the season against Laurier. “The game plan was to out-physical them, and I think we did that,” said defensive end Derek Wiggan. “We knew we had some mismatches up front, and we wanted to take advantage of that.” Queen’s defensive effort was the biggest mismatch, as the Gaels exploited a Laurier team that didn’t score a touchdown in October. Laurier’s offense never advanced the ball past Queen’s 41-yard line, handing the Gaels six points on conceded safeties. Wiggan led the defensive charge with two sacks, while linebacker Sam Sabourin recorded six tackles. Defensive back TJ Chase-Dunawa sealed the spotless performance with a fourth-quarter interception. “I wouldn’t want to have to play [against our defence],” said Gaels head coach Pat Sheahan. “We practice against them — that’s bad enough.” Energized by the lockdown defensive showing, Queen’s offense managed to answer their greatest question. The absence of running back Ryan Granberg proved to be a

non-factor, as second-year backup Jesse Andrews picked up 135 rushing yards in his first career start. Andrews was thrust into the starting role after Granberg was injured last Saturday against the Toronto Varsity Blues. “I thought [Andrews] looked like a very experienced kid,” Sheahan said. “He’s a very capable player, and now we have a couple guys who can carry the [ball].” The Gaels led for the entire game against Laurier, scoring a single point on the opening kick-off and widening the margin on Chris Patrician’s 94-yard punt return touchdown 10 minutes in. Three minutes after Patrician’s runback, quarterback Billy McPhee connected with receiver Giovanni Aprile on a 17-yard catch-and-run

touchdown, finalizing the outcome. McPhee threw for 225 yards, with nine of his 21 completions going to receiver Scott Macdonell. “[McPhee] was very much in command,” Sheahan said. “He knew that we could lean on the defence today and he didn’t make too many mistakes.” Putting another error-free performance together will be central in Queen’s rematch next Saturday with Guelph — the winner of which will advance to the Yates Cup. Sheahan said the Gaels will look to replicate their performance against Laurier in the semi-final. “The reason we had to play this week is because we didn’t play [against Guelph] the way we did today,” he said. “With much more at stake now — the right to continue — the checks and Photos by Colin Tomchick balances better add up in your Chris Patrician (top) returned a punt 94 yards for a favour at the end of the day.” touchdown, while running back Jesse Andrews (bottom) amassed 135 yards.

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Can’t catch the Lancers Men place third, women sixth in OUA championship races B y Peter M orrow Sports Editor

Defensive back Matt Webster broke up a pass in Queen’s quarter-final shutout of Laurier.

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Steve Boyd thought this was going to be the year for men’s cross country. The cross country team’s head coach believed Queen’s had a shot of catching the Windsor Lancers in team standings of the OUA championship race. Instead, they earned their second consecutive OUA bronze medal — once again behind the untouchable Guelph Gryphons and Lancers. The Queen’s runners earned 86 points to the Lancers’ 63. Boyd said the 23-point difference was the closest margin in recent memory. “It would’ve been great to grab second and really make history in the program but we came up 23 points short,” Boyd said. “We’ll head into the CIS [finals] and see what can happen there.”

The Queen’s men were ranked third among Ontario schools by the CIS going into the race. Third-year Jeff Archer led the team with a 10th place finish in the 10km event, with all six of the Gaels other runners also placing in the top 33. Boyd hasn’t ruled out a podium finish as a possibility at nationals. “[It’s] a matter of what the guys are able to do on the day,” he said, “but we might be able to produce something in the top two or top three in the next two weeks, and that would be great for the program.” The women’s team was ranked eighth nationally and fifth among Ontario teams before the 5km event. They claimed sixth overall, after the un-ranked Lancers upset the field with a fourth-place finish. First years Julie-Anne Staehli and Charlotte Dunlap placed sixth

and twenty-fifth respectively in the individual standings, but no other Gaels finished within the top 30. Boyd said the finish was disappointing, as the goal for the women’s side was to challenge for fourth overall. “Our other runners were about 10 spots behind where we thought they could be,” he said. “Our spread between first runner and fifth runner should be about 75 seconds or so, and it was about two minutes, so our back end really just didn’t hold up.” Boyd said the rainy conditions slowed down the pace for certain runners looking to avoid falls. “I think they were worried about falling and making contact with a tree, which is a legitimate concern,” he said. Both cross-country teams will compete in the CIS championships on Nov. 10 in London, Ont.


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Gaels fend off Laurier, blank Waterloo B y S ean S utherland Contributor WATERLOO — Right winger Brittany McHaffie was mobbed by her teammates after potting the overtime winner against the Wilfred Laurier Golden Hawks. The goal capped off a 4-3 victory for the Gaels (7-0-1) on Saturday, followed by a 3-0 win over the Waterloo Warriors (1-5-1) on Sunday. The two road wins allowed them to maintain their position atop the OUA leaderboard. “We’ve got a group of players who stay focused and stay driven,” said head coach Matt Holmberg. “I’m hoping [complacency] won’t be too much of an issue.” The victory over the Golden Hawks (6-1-1) saw Queen’s give up a two-goal lead in the second period before the eventual overtime winner. Forwards Allie Biglieri, Morgan McHaffie and Kristen Smith netted early goals to put Queen’s up 3-1 in the second period, before penalty trouble caught up to the Gaels. Laurier scored two goals in 81 seconds to even the score at 3-3 at the end of the second. Overtime began with a Laurier powerplay, but the Gaels’ penalty

kill unit kept the game tied. “We knew we’d have to have a big kill in order to get back to even strength,” Holmberg said. With 1:50 left on the clock, the Gaels capitalized on their own power play with Brittany McHaffie’s second goal of the year. “The players played great to kill it off, and then we had good pressure … leading up to the goal,” Holmberg said. Sunday’s game in Waterloo didn’t have the same intense ending, but the Gaels earned the same result. The OUA-leading power play continued its dominance with first period goals by Morgan McHaffie and defender Katie Duncan. The Gaels continued to shut down the Warriors for the rest of the game, as winger Courtenay Jacklin added an insurance marker early in the third to secure the 3-0 win. Goaltender Karissa Savage made 19 saves to record her third shutout of the season. “Coming off a big win like yesterday, I think some teams might be inclined to have a bit of a let-down, but the girls were focused and I thought they played a pretty efficient game,” Holmberg said. The Gaels return home to host the Windsor Lancers on Nov. 3 and the Western Mustangs on Nov. 4.

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collided with the hand of Gaels’ defender Marco D’Elia just 22 yards from Queen’s goal. Maxwell saved the initial free kick, but Dannel buried the game’s first goal in the ensuing scramble.

With six minutes left in the game, Gencarelli said Maxwell wouldn’t let anyone lose hope. “Dylan did a great job of even getting me going, because he said, ‘Don’t worry. Keep pushing!’ and grabbed the ball right away and threw it to centre,” Gencarelli

SPORTS IN BRIEF Men’s rugby clinches first The men’s rugby team is atop the OUA heading into playoffs. The Gaels recorded their fourth shutout in their final regular season game with a 13-0 victory over the Guelph Gryphons on Friday night. They’ll finish as the top seed in the OUA, ending the season with a record of 7-1 and automatically advancing to the semi-finals. The Gryphons’ first defeat of the season puts them in second place — one point behind Queen’s in the standings. Centre George Gleeson opened the game’s scoring with a try, followed by a conversion kick from fly half Liam Underwood. In the second half, Underwood continued the scoring with a penalty goal and drop goal, ending the game with a total of eight points. The Gaels host the OUA semi-finals next week at Nixon Field. They’ll face the lowest remaining seed after the OUA quarter-final matchups: the Waterloo Warriors visit the Western Mustangs, and the Brock Badgers visit the McMaster Marauders. -— Adrian Smith

Lacrosse ends seasons The women’s lacrosse team finished their 2012 campaign with a bronze medal in the OUA championships. Queen’s hosted the 13-game tournament this weekend at West Campus and Tindall Fields. On Saturday Queen’s defeated the McMaster Marauders 9-5 in

the quarter-final stage. They fell to the Western Mustangs 15-10 that evening in the semi-finals. On Sunday, they beat the Laurier Golden Hawks 8-7 in the bronze-medal match. Western took gold in a 12-7 decision over the Guelph Gryphons. Meanwhile, the men’s lacrosse team saw their season end along with their hopes for a shot at the Baggataway Cup — the Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association championship. They lost the quarter-final match 13-12 to the Bishop’s Gaiters — last year’s Cup champions. After starting off with an 8-1 deficit, Gaels captain Matt Eriksen scored five straight goals to kick-start the comeback. Queen’s led 12-11 in the fourth quarter, but the Gaiters prevailed 13-12 on home turf. Eriksen finished the game with six goals and two assists. -— Peter Morrow

Men’s volleyball 1-1 Queen’s opened their OUA title defence last weekend with a split on the road. The Gaels (1-1) were blanked in their season opener on Friday night, falling 3-0 to the McMaster Marauders (3-0) in Hamilton. McMaster had the OUA’s second-best regular season record in 2011-12, but fell to Queen’s in the conference semi-final. The Gaels managed to push McMaster to extra points in the second set and came within three points in the third, but were

ultimately shut out. Third-year outside hitter Philippe Goyer led the Gaels with 11 kills, while second-year hitter Mike Tomlinson added 10. Queen’s rebounded on Saturday with a narrow 3-2 win over the York Lions (1-2), the OUA’s seventh seed last season. After surrendering an early two-set lead against York, the Gaels prevailed 15-10 in the fifth and final frame. Tomlinson paced the team with 15 kills, while fifth-year setter Jackson Dakin completed 43 passes. -— Nick Faris

Women’s volleyball wins and loses The women’s volleyball team is now 2-1 in regular season play after a weekend on the road that saw its ups and downs. On Saturday, the team suffered its first loss of the season, losing in straight sets to the York Lions. Despite the loss, Queen’s ended the game with more attacks per set than the Lions. The Gaels’ Colleen Ogilvie and Kelsey Bishop tallied eight and seven kills, respectively. Things looked up for the Gaels Sunday as the team rebounded from its loss. They defeated the Brock Badgers 3-1 in a game that

went to four sets. Queen’s was victorious in extra points in the first set, recording 15 kills. They also took the second and fourth sets -— Alison Shouldice

Can’t top McGill Queen’s fell to the McGill Redmen for the second straight game last Friday. After dropping a 2-0 decision in Montreal on Oct. 24, the Gaels pushed McGill to overtime in the second game of their home-and-home series. Despite a 44-save effort from goaltender Riley Whitlock, the Redmen prevailed 3-2 in the extra frame. Queen’s (2-2-1) hasn’t beaten McGill (3-3-0) in their last 12 match-ups. On Friday, McGill opened up an early 2-0 lead, before Taylor Clements drew the Gaels within one on his third goal of the season. The Gaels pulled Whitlock for an extra attacker late in the third. The maneuver paid dividends when captain Corey Bureau banged in the tying goal with 40 seconds left. Queen’s managed one shot in overtime, before Christophe Longpre-Poirier tallied the winner with 1:03 remaining. -— Nick Faris

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said. “We’ve been in this position a number of times throughout the year, and we’ve always found a way.” With only two minutes left, Zanetti netted the game-tying goal in a scramble created by midfielder Adrian Rochford’s cross. “All it takes is one kick, and I was in the right spot at the right time,” Zanetti said. “You think you’re going to lose, you come back to tie, and then you go to a shootout … it’s hard to put into words.” Although a penalty shootout can be a keeper’s nightmare, Maxwell commended Zanetti’s goal. “[It was a] hell of a play by a fifth-year player who came back for a shot to go to nationals,” Maxwell said. “He put everything on the line, especially considering he’s hurt — his ankles, his knee, everything’s hurting.” In the shootout, Maxwell saved two of Toronto’s initial five shots, but the Gaels weren’t able to capitalize, with midfielder Nathan Klemencic’s shot being saved and striker Chris Michael’s hitting the inside of the left post.

All it takes is one “kick, and I was in the right spot at the right time.

— Patrick Zanetti, fifth-year midfielder Maxwell came up with his third save of the shootout in the seventh round of penalties, before midfielder Henry Bloemen buried his kick into the bottom right corner to complete the comeback. With the win, the Gaels qualified for next Saturday’s OUA semi-final. They’ll face the McMaster Marauders, the Western Conference’s second seed. The other Final Four matchup is between the Carleton Ravens and the undefeated York Lions. The winners will qualify for CIS nationals and play in the OUA championship game on Sunday. “Soccer in November, one game away from nationals and a chance at an OUA championship,” Maxwell said. “It feels pretty good.”


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game, failing to swing the ball wide and make any deep runs into Queen’s territory. Guelph’s 10 points was the team’s lowest output of the season. Prior to Saturday, their lowest offensive showing came in a 41-0 shutout of the Western Mustangs. “Defensively, we played extremely well,” Gaels head coach Beth Barz said. “I know that Guelph hasn’t seen a defence like that in quite some time.” Any speculation about the Gryphons’ untouchable status can ultimately be put to rest after the narrow victory. Barz said the final score speaks for itself. “There’s always a message to

be seen in a score — sometimes it’s clear and sometimes it’s not,” she said. “I think that people have been waiting to see what the score looks like so they can gauge the relative strength of both teams.” Queen’s now shifts their focus to the CIS National Championships hosted by St. Francis Xavier next weekend in Antigonish, N.S. Their pool includes number one-ranked St. FX, as well as the RSEQ champion Concordia Stingers. Team health is Barz’s top priority for nationals. “We just need to recover,” she said. “If we can bring [today’s] intensity and a couple of key points we have for attack and defense, then we should be A-OK.”

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in the heavyweight eight was their first in over a decade. “[Winning the eight] was an absolutely amazing accomplishment for us,” Hoffman said. “It was such a good feeling to cross that finish line.” The men’s team lacked the depth to improve on their overall third place finish from last year, but made a strong showing on the lightweight side. The lightweight eight captured a gold medal for the first time since 2008, marking the best finish on the men’s side. Other medal finishes included third place in the heavyweight four and the lightweight four. Men’s lightweight rower Patrick McCrady said the big improvement for the lightweight eight came with a greater veteran presence. “We have a lot of guys thinking

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about or pushing towards under-23 worlds and a lot of guys going to Canada Summer Games,” McCrady said. “You get the coaching benefit of other high performance programs and they bring that to Queen’s.” St. Catharine’s harsh weather created unique challenges for all rowers at the Regatta. McCrady said fellow men’s rower Alan Payno Montoya was borderline hypothermic after competing in two consecutive races. “It was four degrees, pouring rain — as soon as you went outside everything was soaked,” McCrady said. “We had to go out racing in freezing cold temperatures.” Regatta officials were forced to shorten the course length from the standard 2,000 m length down to 1,000 due to the conditions, with wind speeds measured at around 30 km per hour. “You’re getting amped up for a two-kilometre race for months, to

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find out an hour before you launch that you’re racing a different race,” McCrady said. Gaels head coach John Armitage didn’t believe the shorter course affected results, but he said it presented athletes with a different challenge. “Physiologically it’s quite different,” he said. “You do your finish, only a 500-metre body as opposed to 1,500. [It’s] much more of a sprint event.” Both teams exceeded expectations, but Armitage said the young women’s team did well to claim their seventh OUA banner in 10 years. “As a very young team going into the season I did not know what to expect, but this was just about the strongest recruiting class that we had ever had,” he said. “My impression is that we went over the moon in terms of expectations.”

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Though movie zombies have been around since the 1930s, it wasn’t until George A. Romero’s 1968 film Night of the Living Dead that they came to the cultural forefront.

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Zombies have become a cultural phenomenon, but their presence might point to something more B y J anina E nrile Postscript Editor In case of a zombie apocalypse, Mark Asfar would use a crowbar, useful for opening doors, to apply blunt force trauma to a zombie head. “You don’t want to make loud noises in a world where people are trying to eat you,” he said referring to the minimal noise which results from utilizing a crowbar. Asfar, ArtSci ’14, has been an avid zombie fan since he was young, a product of watching the 2004 remake of George A. Romero’s 1978 film Dawn of the Dead. “I was scared shitless of it,” Asfar said. The original film is a sequel to Romero’s 1968 film Night of the Living Dead. It’s a storyline featuring classic to modern elements in zombie

films — a group of people trapped in isolation, a farmhouse in this case, and fending off the hungry undead. A zombie is essentially the living dead — an animated corpse with the sole purpose of feeding on the living. This movie would kick-start the modern zombie phenomenon, a cultural genre that captivates people to this day. Whether its thousands of the ‘undead’ lurching through Toronto’s downtown core in the recent Zombie Walk or millions tuning into AMC’s zombie-centric series The Walking Dead, it’s clear that zombies have a place in contemporary culture. For Asfar, his morbid fascination with the genre comes from its art of unexpectedness. “[With] vampires, ghosts, mummies ... it’s all just obviously

evil,” he said. “Zombies sort of creep up on you. They are human beings and suddenly … they’re this thing that’s trying to kill everyone in the room. “[It’s] a scary concept that you can’t trust people around you.” Despite Asfar’s extensive zombie apocalypse plan that involves hiding out in the windowless lower levels of the Physical Education Centre, he doesn’t foresee the undead overrunning the planet anytime soon. “It’s going to take a very specific disease and a specific set of stupid [people] to let that happen,” he said. But zombie stories might allude to something greater than a possible apocalypse. “People are becoming more aware of how frail they are and how dependent on society they’re becoming,” he said. Zombies have become so

entrenched in our culture that they’ve become devices for something else entirely. During the Occupy Wall Street protests of late 2011, demonstrators would dress as zombies as a way of commenting on corporate structures. The zombie became a metaphor for the mindless “corporate slave.” “It’s interesting to see how this evolved now,” he said. “It became fear of the dead and then fear of ourselves. “It’s always a different metaphor for our generation.” According to University of Toronto professor Garry Leonard, this originates from the horror movies of the 50s, precursors to Romero’s Night of the Living Dead. One of these films, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, explores what it would be like if zombie-like, emotionless

A society of zombies Film 28 Days Later (2002)

Television The Walking Dead (2010-present)

Video Games DayZ (2009)

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The story begins in ghost town London, where a virus has decimated the population. A patient wakes up from a coma four weeks after the initial event to seek out answers from other survivors. While older films portray zombies as slow-moving, this 2002 film features running zombies. The movie also helped encourage the idea that zombies are the result of a virus infestation. Also see: Shaun of the Dead (2004), White Zombie (1932).

Based on the graphic novel of the same name, the storyline focuses on a group of survivors fighting to live after a zombie apocalypse. As the series goes on, the story reveals more about how humans interact with each other in the face of the dangerous undead. The show has developed a cult-like following, attracting millions of viewers each week. Also see: Ugly Americans (2010-present).

From its humble origins as a user-designed modification of the video game ARMA 2, DayZ drops players into a post-apocalyptic world with no weapons and limited knowledge. In the struggle to survive, players must find weapons and explore the realistically-designed game. A player has just as much reason to fear other players in the same way that they fear the looming zombies. Also see: Left 4 Dead, Resident Evil series.

This fictitious horror novel by Max Brooks, the author of 2003’s The Zombie Survival Guide, follows several accounts from survivors of a zombie apocalypse. The book follows people from different nationalities, showing the effects of a zombie plague on a worldwide scale. Also see: The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks, Cell by Stephen King.

aliens overtook the planet, all while physically resembling human beings. “It explores social paranoia,” he said. “And then you can show how people pull together or fail to pull together under stress.”

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you can show how people pull together or fail to pull together under stress.

— Garry Leonard, professor at the University of Toronto Leonard, who is a professor of film and English, said before Night of the Living Dead, zombie films relied on racist metaphors — images of Haitian voodoo priestesses casting spells and brewing potions that would wake the dead. Romero, Leonard said, reinvented that image by omitting the explanation for the zombies’ origins by focusing on the people’s fear. “What he gives you in a zombie is insatiable appetite,” he said. “That’s new. The Haitian zombies didn’t eat anything. “Even if they did [eat you], it wouldn’t turn you into one of them.” It’s this sense of feeling unsafe, Leonard said, that makes zombies applicable to what we see in today’s headlines — such as the recent XL Foods Ltd. crisis where an E. coli outbreak led to a food safety scare. “There’s an echo of the zombie thing there. You’re introducing something into your system, into your home, to everybody you love,” he said. “It’s toxic.” It’s just a metaphor for how modern society would crumble, he said. “That’s how modern infrastructures would go down. They would get overrun by numbers,” he said. “What’s scary to me about [zombie] movies … is what they represent.”


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