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Proposed casino ignites debate City Council appeals to residents for input on bringing a casino to town B y vincent M atak Assistant News Editor A proposal to bring a new casino to Kingston has caused some residents to raise concerns over its effects on the city. Proposals to bring a casino to Kingston came in May after the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) devised a new five-year plan that would transfer casino ownership from OLG to private sector businesses. The OLG plans to determine a location for a casino in the E3 gaming zone, which includes Kingston and nearby Gananoque; opening a casino in Kingston would therefore mean closing the existing one in Gananoque. Mary Rita Holland, past NDP candidate for Kingston and the Islands, attended a public forum held by the City on Aug. 8 to discuss the issue. She said one of
the main arguments presented by speakers against the new casino was its effect on target populations, specifically young and old people on fixed incomes. “Considering the plight of these people generally, it’s a major problem knowing you’re attracting that demographic,” she said. “I’m not trying to be paternalistic and say people shouldn’t go gambling, but the city and OLG need to be aware of these issues and how these people will be affected.” She also said she thinks a new casino could drain local economic resources without any return investment. “If we get the casino, people from [Gananoque] will be unemployed and they will be entitled to get the jobs because they have the experience,” she said, referring to the nearby Gananoque casino. Around 200 people showed up Gaels running back Ryan Granberg rushed for 149 yards and three touchdowns in Queen’s
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Student business tackles travel market ‘The Kingston Rocket’ to offer students bus trips to and from Toronto for $25 each way DIALoGuE
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Debating the merits of SONAG. Page 9
A new student-led business venture is set to rival popular transportation companies, including the Tricolour Express and Megabus. The Kingston Rocket, a low-cost busing service, was started by second-year Commerce students Bill Mei and Darren Cole, who met through their first year commerce classes. Mei and Cole created the company to solve what they believe to be problems with the transportation and busing options within Kingston and on Queen’s campus. “I don’t feel like there are enough options,” Mei said. “We’re really trying to bring more options to students and really give students a choice in how they want to get home.” Kingston Rocket will be offering a one-way trip between Kingston and Toronto for $25 dollars flat. A Tricolour Express a one-way ticket costs $42.94 with tax and a Megabus ticket can cost anywhere between $10 for tickets bought in advance and online to $44.97 when purchasing a ticket at the terminal. “The Rocket runs at the most convenient times at the same price
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every time and only needs to be booked at least a week in advance,” Mei said. “We’re keeping it simple. No hidden fees, no extra charges.” To keep costs down, the company will be renting school busses (rather than coach busses) from an existing chartering company whose name has yet to be released. Their new company draws inspiration from the student-run busing service called the FedBus at the University of Waterloo, which is a part of Waterloo’s Federation of Students. Initially, the Rocket will only run on Fridays and Sundays. During
their start-up, the Rocket buses will only run on major holidays and only from Kingston to downtown Toronto. Megabus tickets can be purchased for anytime during the week, but Tricolour runs only on the weekends as well. In the last academic year, students traveled with Tricolour over 13,000 times. Both Megabus and Tricolour offer trips to several places like Ottawa and Montreal in addition to Toronto. Mei said they’re looking at eventually making possible stops in Scarborough or Ajax. They hope to eventually expand
further to common destinations such as Ottawa, Montreal and Hamilton. Pickup for the Kingston Rocket will be on main campus and drop off will be at Union Station. The Tricolour Express also departs from campus, while Megabus leaves from the Kingston bus terminal on John Counter Blvd. Although it has yet to operate, Kingston Rocket has reached over 1,000 sign-ups and counting since it first launched in the middle of August. The sign-up system allowed Mei and Cole to gauge the response to See Rocket on page 6
Private school pedigree Strong evidence of private school graduate presence, says student B y M egan c ui Features Editor When Farialle Pacha came to Queen’s three years ago, one-fifth of her graduating high school class went with her. To Pacha, ArtSci ’13, evidence of Queen’s relatively larger private
school population was quite clear. “I have definitely observed over my past three years here that many private school students have come to Queen’s, myself included,” she said. A graduate of Toronto’s York School, Pacha was one of 10 who came to Queen’s, out of a
graduating class of 54 students. Most who chose other schools applied regardless. “I think the reputation can be problematic, as most people think that being from a private school automatically makes you snobby or entitled,” she said. See The on page 3
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Award builds first-year student’s confidence Nick Rodgers, ArtSci ’16, was awarded a scholarship of $5,000 from the Children’s Aid Foundation B y R osie h ales Assistant News Editor
of becoming a foster family after Rodgers began spending more time with them. When Children’s Aid gave its approval in March 2010, Rodgers became a permanent part of their family. Rodgers remembers the Christmases spent with the Larsons as being more “jolly” than previous ones in the group home. “Group home Christmas equates to opening gifts and leaving,” he said, adding that Christmas with
the Larsons meant more than presents and was about spending time with family. When it came to choosing universities, Rodgers was torn between his local school, Trent University, and Queen’s. Rodgers ultimately chose Queen’s after he attended the E=MC2 enrichment studies program in Gr. 10. “I think I considered my local school basically because of my nervousness to leave my family,
Many students overcome numerous obstacles to make it to Queen’s, and first-year Nick Rodgers is no different. After receiving a scholarship from the Children’s Aid Foundation, Rodgers hopes his story will inspire his peers and youth in similar situations. As a recipient of the Joe Carter Scholarship, Rodgers will be awarded $5,000 per year from the Foundation. He was encouraged to apply for the award by his case worker. For Rodgers, the scholarship means more than money. “The experiences have helped to build a lot of confidence in myself,” Rodgers, ArtSci ’16, said. Rodgers’ story began in Calgary, where he was taken from his biological parents at age two by the Children’s Aid Society and sent to live in a temporary home in Toronto. Rodgers moved to a group home in Peterborough where he was homeschooled until he was 16. He then joined Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School in Peterborough. It was in the parking lot of this high school that Rodgers met the people that would eventually become his family, the Larsons. Nick Rodgers, in the striped shirt on the left is shown with his The Larsons began the process floormates.
because I’ve never really taken care of myself to that extent,” he said. “Even though I was very scared, I think it’s the better fit for me and I’ll have more fun and it will look better when I graduate in terms of the degree’s worth.” At Queen’s, Rodgers hopes to study psychology, but is taking an
array of courses, including Spanish and cognitive science. Aside from being excited for Frosh Week, Rodgers said he’s most excited to move on. “I’ve spent a lot of time making myself a better person than I was when I first moved to my family,” he said.
Campus Calendar Saturday, Sept. 8
Monday, Sept. 10
Fall & Recreation Leisure Showcase Portsmouth Olympic Harbour 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
World Suicide Prevention Day Confederation Park Music and speakers 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Shine Day Confederation Park Noon to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 12
Kingston Derby Girls Present Back to Cruel III Kingston Memorial Centre Doors open at 5:30 p.m. $10 in advance, $15 at the door
Welcome Back BBQ Four Directions Aboriginal Centre For new and returning Indigenous students and community 5 to 7 p.m. Free
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OSAP is often determined in part by a student’s parental income and there is no threshold of parental income in place for students to qualify for OSAP. Incorrect information appeared in the July 30 issue of the Journal. The Journal regrets the error.
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Queen’s University attracts some private school students for its smaller size and sense of tradition.
‘The reputation can be problematic’ Continued from page 1
Despite this, Pacha said the stereotype of Queen’s association with private schools is a generalization that has become overemphasized. The majority of Queen’s students, she observed, seem to come from public schools. There are no statistics available on the number of Queen’s students who have attended private schools prior to entering Queen’s, university officials said. When Pacha arrived at Queen’s, she noticed that the educational experience she received at The York School was different from those of her peers who graduated from public schools. The York School offers the International Baccalaureate program, which places its students in accelerated curriculums similar to those of many first-year classes at Canadian universities. “I would say that there was more focus on the individual at my private school than an average public school, which puts a heavy emphasis on the collective,” she said. Pacha believes even the best of private schools are limited in securing post-secondary success for their graduates. Personal discipline and a genuine desire to excel are more important than a student’s high school alma mater, she said. Ashkan Azizi, ArtSci ’13 who graduated from Mulgrave School,
a private school in Vancouver, in 2009 said he thinks the economic background of a student attending private school impacts their ability to attend Queen’s. “It is not always the case that students that attend private schools come from very well-off families; however, it does have to be noted that there is a certain amount of financial security required to send a student to a private institution,” he said. In particular, he believes the University has a higher tuition fee relative to other Canadian post-secondary destinations. This can be a barrier to those from less affluent backgrounds.
I have definitely “observed over my past three years here that many private school students have come to Queens
— Farialle Pacha, ArtSci ’13
Although Azizi does believes the IB program gave him quite a few opportunities, his high school education came at a high cost. “The reality is though, the school I attended was far too luxurious and had so many unnecessary financially taxing commitments,” he said.
The financial requirements of private school attendance can sometimes result in smaller communities where strong bonds between students and alumni are forged. Bishop Strachan School (BSS) in Toronto for instance, has a strong alumni network known as “Old Girls” who participate in annual Grad Panels. Old Girls who have gone on to receive a post-secondary education from Queen’s often speak positively about the university during these events. A positive regard for Queen’s is fostered within a community of current and previous students, according to Angela Terpstra. Terpstra, principal of the Senior School at BSS, said from the graduating class of 2012, 18 out of 124 went on to attend Queen’s. BSS is Canada’s oldest day and boarding school for girls, and consistently has Queen’s as one of the top five Canadian universities its students attend from year to year. Terpstra said she thinks it’s the University’s smaller size and tightknit community that’s a draw for her students. The school welcomes hundreds of recruitment representatives from universities around the world. They have developed deeper relationships however, with several universities such as Queen’s, who visit more often.
Terpstra said BSS’s pedagogical philosophy differs from those of public schools in their emphasis on interdisciplinary and hands-on learning. “We use the Ontario Secondary School curriculum as a foundation but we are able to take off from there and do a variety of things like community outreach, partnerships with universities,” Terpstra said. It’s that same sense of community that attracted Branksome Hall graduate Sarah Rosenblat to Queen’s. Rosenblat, ArtSci ’14, said Queen’s popularity is prevalent in
her school. Western and McGill followed closely in interest. She believes that like many private school graduates in Canada, Branksome students are interested in Queen’s because of its similar sense of tradition, social life, community and reputation. With respect to academics, she believes Queen’s is a top destination for the brightest students in the country, regardless of the type of school system. Her personal decision to attend Queen’s was influenced by the University’s tight-knit community, which reminds her of her high school community. “Branksome has a strong sense of tradition, a similar sense that can be found at Queen’s — down to the same Royal Stewart Tartan as prefect kilts,” she said. “We are very similar, even in our ‘Hogwarts-like’ qualities.” Stuart Pinchin, associate university Registrar, doesn’t believe a student’s place of secondary education plays a role in their chances of securing a place at Queen’s. “We have students from a multitude of secondary institutions and they are admitted based on their grades and their Personal Statement of Experience,” he said Pinchin isn’t convinced that Queen’s reputation for appealing to students of any educational background should be viewed as a detriment.
We are very similar, “even in our ‘Hogwarts-like’ qualities. ” —Sarah Rosenblat, ArtSci ’14 “Queen’s has a reputation for attracting the best and brightest students from secondary schools across the country and around the world.”
Class of 2012 The following is a partial list of several Toronto private schools showing the percentage of graduates from the class of 2012 who went on to attend Queen’s. • • • • • • • • • •
The Abelard School 1/10: 10% Bishop Strachan School 18/124: 15% Branksome Hall 20/119: 17% Crescent School 12/92: 13% Crestwood Prepatory College 6/60: 10% De La Salle College 17/88: 19% Saint Clements School 17/70: 24% University of Toronto Schools 4/93: 4% Upper Canada College 18/157: 11% The York School 10/54: 19%
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Campus security goes mobile Queenâ€™s unveils new app that allows students to access security resources on their smartphones. B y vincent M atak Assistant News Editor
itâ€™s a start up business so we were expecting launch of the app in August to members of app for their own campus security systems. â€œWe sold it so cheap because we both have that, and we do think that others could the Queenâ€™s Campus Safety Working Group. Currently, iPhone and a relationship with Queenâ€™s,â€? he said. â€œBut benefit from it.â€? The creators of a new student-designed app Android-compatible versions of SeQure are are hoping to make staying safe on campus now available for download. A limited version of the app will as easy as turning on your smartphone. Brothers Chris and Dave Sinkinson become available for Blackberry users in teamed up with the Queenâ€™s Campus Safety late September. Students without smartphones can Working Group to develop SeQure, a free downloadable app that allows students to access the same information on the Queenâ€™s access Campus Security resources via the Campus Security website. The Working Group received a Campus iTunes App Store and Google Play. Roxy Denniston-Stewart, associate dean Womenâ€™s Safety Grant of $5,825 that covered of student affairs, said creating the app has the cost of development and maintenance been a part of Queenâ€™s long-term goal to of the app over a three-year period, with increase security measures and safety in and the Sinkinson brothers receiving a total of $2,500 for its development. around campus. While Chris Sinkinson, CompSci â€˜03 and â€œWeâ€™re looking at vehicles and programs that would best meet our mandate in MBA â€˜11, developed the software for the promoting safety and security,â€? she said. app, his brother Dave Sinkinson, ArtSci â€™11 â€œThe app was decided upon because it was and MBA â€™12, met with the Working Group to discuss ideas and market the item. convenient and in a format students use.â€? Chris and brother Dave, a former business As well as providing access to Queenâ€™s Security resources such as phone numbers manager of the Journal, created Sell Books and a map of the blue lights on campus, the together, a mobile BuyBack app for the app has a feature that pin-points a studentâ€™s Queenâ€™s Campus Bookstore, which allows location to other people the student chooses students to scan barcodes for used textbooks to determine their value. to inform. They also developed NewsApper, a It also includes a safety toolbox, with a mobile app for newspapers used by flashlight and alarm. â€œThe goal is that every student will the Journal. Sell Books was recently bought by the download it,â€? she said. David Patterson, director of Queenâ€™s University of Toronto and California Institute Campus Security, said the app wasnâ€™t created of Technology bookstores. â€œThe big goal is that other universities will in response to a need to increase security. â€œThe app is another platform to raise invest in these apps as well,â€? he said. â€œRight awareness of the variety of safety resources now we need to recover the time and cost pHOTO BY TerenCe WOng we put into creating this [new] app.â€? on campus,â€? he said. The free SeQure app is currently available for iPhone and Android. Q journal ad AIRPORT_airport ad 3 24/08/12 12:55 PM Page 1 Chris hopes other universities will buy the A Blackberry-compatible version will be released later this month. The Sinkinson brothers held a limited
News iN brief Garbage bag bylaw passes in third reading
new Tim Hortons on campus
A new Tim Hortons outlet is slated to open A new Kingston bylaw that restricts garbage in the JDUC by mid-September. collection to one bag per week per household Construction of the new site was comes into effect on Sept. 10. announced on Aug. 2. The University was The bylaw passed in its third and final unable to provide a specific date for reading at City Council on Aug. 14, with its opening. eight councillors in favour and five against. The new Tim Hortons, the third on The new bylaw applies to all individual campus, will be located on the first floor households with access to green bins. of the JDUC, with a set-up similar to the Residents will be required to purchase second Tim Hortons currently in the tags for extra garbage bags at $2 each. Tags Biosciences Complex. Students will be able can be ordered on the cityâ€™s website, as to quickly buy coffee, tea, and baked goods. well as purchased in person at 17 locations The new location wonâ€™t accept debit or including the AMS office. credit cards. It will occupy a space formerly Aims of the reduction includes increasing used by the Queenâ€™s Post Office, which the volume of recyclables from 47 per cent closed on June 30, 2011. to 65 per cent by 2012, as well as reducing waste in Kingston. â€” Rachel Herscovici â€” Vincent Matak
staff union agreement ratified
Voters from Queenâ€™s and members of the United Steelworkers (USW) Local 2010 opted to ratify the first collective agreement between the university and the union. The USW at Queenâ€™s represents administrative staff at the University. Over 90 per cent of the 697 people that voted were in favour of the agreement. The collective agreement aims to provide consistency for the terms and conditions of employment at Queenâ€™s. It also aims to provide an effective way for staff concerns to be resolved through a grievance process. Collective bargaining between Queenâ€™s and USW started in November 2011. A tentative collective agreement was reached on July 5, and staff reviewed the agreement in mid-July, and voted on August 1, 2 and 7. â€” Rosie Hales
phd students receive graduate scholarship Five Queenâ€™s students have received the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. The students â€“ Emma Dargie (Psychology), Jay Jantz (Neuroscience), Yingli Rao (Chemistry), Shane McIntosh (Computing) and Kerri Froc (Law) â€“ will receive $50,000 a year for three years towards their research. The Vanier scholarships are awarded each year to Canadian and international students who are pursuing their PhDs at Canadian institutions. Recipients are nominated by their school and are selected based on academics, proposed research and demonstrated leadership. â€” Holly Tousignant
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Roadwork to continue through the fall Reconstruction on University Ave., Earl St. and Alfred St. part of two-year plan to replace sewer lines B y h olly tousignant News Editor
improve the flow of student pedestrian traffic, Roxy DennistonStewart, associate dean of student Stephanie Hammond returned to affairs, said. “The new sidewalks will be Kingston this week to find the front of her University Ave. house wider and obviously brand new, so very even, and so easier to nearly inaccessible. Hammond is one of many navigate,” she said. The work will continue this students currently affected by the roadwork being done on Earl St., fall for as long as weather permits, with a focus on finishing Earl St. Alfred St. and University Ave. A gate erected by the contractor to Collingwood St. and University partially blocks the entranceway to Ave. between Earl St. and Clergy St. The rest of University Ave. and her house, like others on the street. Over 70 houses have been partially Alfred St. are slated to be finished in 2013. affected by the construction. “As [the contractor] move[s] “To come in the front door is really tricky,” Hammond, along with the sewer, replacing old lines, they will backfill the trench ArtSci ’14 said. The work commenced in early with gravel,” said Derek Ochej, July and is part of a two-year City of Kingston Public Education plan to replace old, underground and Promotion Coordinator, said. As the road is backfilled, it will sewer lines. Students like Hammond who become accessible to local traffic. “You won’t see the final touches live in Queen’s-owned houses have been updated on the construction such as pavement and sidewalks via emails from Queen’s going down for a little while,” Ochej said. Community Housing. “There’s never a good time to “I think they’re handling it well,” Hammond, said. “It’s not do roadwork,” he added. “But I the University’s fault that there’s haven’t received any complaints at all that there were any issues with road work.” The finished product will move in.”
Council to vote on casino in October Continued from page 1
to the Aug. 8 forum. Of the 45 people who spoke, the majority argued against the construction, citing economic and moral reasons. Despite the negative feedback, Mayor Mark Gerretsen said the public forum didn’t adequately represent public opinion and subsequently launched the online survey on the City of Kingston website, which ran from Aug. 14 until Wednesday. “People told me they weren’t able to express their opinions [at the forum] because they were intimidated,” he said. “We attract only the extremes to come and voice their opinions.” People have argued that a casino could be beneficial for the city, he said. “The city stands to profit $4.5 million a year,” Gerretsen said. “If the city can profit we can use that money toward a number of different needs such as interest needs and other programs.” The results of the online survey will be compiled into a report in late September and presented to OLG after Oct. 2. If City Council votes in favour of supporting a casino, OLG will look at proposals from private sector operators. If they vote against supporting a casino, OLG will cease looking at Kingston as an option. “The bottom line is that we’re not going to entertain the options for a casino if the city isn’t interested,” Gerretsen said. If the proposal passes at City Council, the private sector business that bids for ownership of the Thousand Islands Casino in Gananoque can choose to relocate to Kingston.
Tony Bitonti, OLG spokesperson, said casino profits have decreased considerably in the last 10 years because of a number of factors, including less American tourism and new smoking bylaws prohibiting indoor smoking. He said transferring ownership to private sector business would allow greater modernization of facilities and profits for OLG, adding that an increase of $1 billion in government revenue for health and education would follow. Marion Wright, director of client services at the Frontenac Community Mental Health and Addiction Services Centre, said a new casino could be detrimental to Queen’s students, especially those suffering from mental health issues. “Oftentimes [young people] like to experiment,” she said. “If there’s a monetary reward to it or there’s some winning that’s involved and they seem to be more susceptible to have this be problematic for them.” Studies conducted in 1996 and 2002 show that 77.5 per cent of those experiencing problems with gambling have been diagnosed with a mood disorder like depression, with a higher risk of suicide among teenagers with problem gambling issues. “Because the student population is from out of town there are challenges around increased risk of suicide, as well as loneliness,” she said. “Having the casino be that accessible would only exacerbate these issues for students.” Wright said she expects the Centre to see an increase of gambling addiction patients if the casino is to be built. “The Centre simply doesn’t have enough resources to accommodate the demand as it is now.”
AMS Municipal Affairs Commissioner Troy Sherman said the AMS has received many emails from students regarding the construction. “We’ve been trying to get back to everyone as best we can,” Sherman, ArtSci ’14, said. “I think people are just frustrated as they are with all construction.” The construction zones still have large holes in the ground, a safety concern Sherman said the University has considered. Kingston Media Relations Officer Steven Koopman said he isn’t currently aware of any incidents. “[The crew] have done their best in terms of really barricading off and guarding that area to make sure there are no or few accidents.” Over 70 houses are currently affected by the
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‘Rocket’ will run on weekends Continued from page 1
the Rocket; they said the response so far has been greater than they expected to meet their cost projections. Those who signed up will receive email updates about the company. Tickets will become available starting Sept. 9 on the company’s
website. Everything, including payments, will be done online through a third party server. “The Tricolour Express is losing money, which is bad because the deficit needs to be covered by our tuitions,” Mei said. Tricolour ran a deficit of approximately $7,000 last
academic year - an improvement from the 2010-2011 deficit of $48,000. “We feel that competition from the Kingston Rocket will not have a significant impact on Tricolour Express,” AMS Retail Director Alvin Suen told the Journal via email.
CONTribUTOrs Of THe MONTH Jordan cathcart
Jordan has demonstrated a strong commitment to the Sports section, showing tremendous potential as a first-time contributor. Knowledgeable about a wide variety of sports, his ability to meet tight deadlines was an invaluable asset to our summer issues. Jordan will be covering the women’s soccer team this year.
Adam first contributed to the Journal’s July issue, when he wrote an opinion piece for the first-year In Focus. Just a few days after being given the assignment, he managed to pull together a coherent article that generated extensive dialogue. We hope he continues to contribute to the Journal throughout the year.
Sierra has been following the Arts section all summer and we were so excited when she wrote an article for our July issue. She’s very eager and has a clear writing voice. Her willingness to perfect her articles and her positive attitude have us looking forward to seeing more of her excellent work!
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Students, especially those suffering from mental illness, are among those most at risk for gambling addiction, Frontenac Community Mental Health Addiction Services Centre director of Client Services says.
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Friday, September 7, 2012 • Issue 4 • Volume 140 The Queen’s Journal is an editorially autonomous newspaper published by the Alma Mater Society of Queen’s University, Kingston. Editorial opinions expressed in the Journal are the sole responsibility of the Queen’s Journal Editorial Board, and are not necessarily those of the University, the AMS or their officers. Contents © 2012 by the Queen’s Journal; all rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without prior permission of the Journal. The Queen’s Journal is printed on a Goss Community press by Performance Group of Companies in Smiths Falls, Ontario. Contributions from all members of the Queen’s and Kingston community are welcome. The Journal reserves the right to edit all submissions. Subscriptions are available for $120.00 per year (plus applicable taxes). Please address complaints and grievances to the Editors in Chief. Please direct editorial, advertising and circulation enquiries to: 190 University Avenue, Kingston, Ontario, K7L-3P4 Telephone : 613-533-2800 (editorial) 613-533-6711 (advertising) Fax: 613-533-6728 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The Journal Online: www.queensjournal.ca Circulation 6,000 Issue 5 of Volume 140 will be published on Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Editorials — thE Journal’s PErsPEctivE
The answer to the debate is an ethical no “brainer — Kingston doesn’t want a casino. ”
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hile there are perceived community benefits to opening a casino in any given town, they aren’t strong enough to justify the negative repercussions that may ensue if one was to open in Kingston. In response to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s recently announced modernization plan, which would allow for a private sector investor to open a new casino in Kingston, locals have adamantly expressed concerns. Their voices should be heard. Supporters of the casino believe that its presence will bring in tourist dollars and enhance the City’s economy. There has, however, been a heated debate in town hall meetings, in Council, and in the larger community on the issue. The City of Kingston has done a great job reaching out to gather opinion on the issue. Through the forums provided to them, over 1,500 Kingstonians have clearly voiced their opposition. Most constituents don’t want a casino in Kingston, and for good reason. Opening a casino in Kingston will have strong economic downfalls. If built downtown, it will take away business from well-established smaller Princess street area operations.
There are also social repercussions. An article published in The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry clearly delineates that gambling problems are more prevalent in areas that have permanent casinos. A casino in Kingston will increase accessibility to gambling, and thus put Kingstonians at greater risk of developing these sorts of gambling problems. While the presence of a casino brings few benefits to Kingstonians, it brings even fewer to students. The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health found that students with problem gambling tendencies were far more likely to display depressive and delinquent behavior. With Queens’ attempts to address issues of mental health on campus, the presence of a casino, especially in downtown Kingston where students spend most of their leisure time, would counteract much of the hard work done in recent years. Ultimately, the perceived economic benefits don’t outweigh the social costs. The answer to the debate is an ethical no brainer. Kingston doesn’t want a casino and, for the sake of students and other Kingstonians, shouldn’t welcome one into the community.
— Journal Editorial Board
Twitter travesty K
rista Ford’s recent tweet telling women “not to dress like a whore” in order to avoid being sexually assaulted was undeniably inappropriate. But, the media attention has focused far too heavily on the messenger instead of on the larger message. On August 29th, Krista Ford, who is the 21-year old niece of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and the daughter of Toronto City Councillor Doug Ford, sent her tweet in the wake of a series of sexual assaults that had recently occurred in Toronto’s Annex. A public uproar over the tweet ensued, indicating the possibility for more discussion over issues of sexual assault. As the close relative of two political figures, Ford should’ve known better than to send out that tweet. However, this backlash became wrongfully and excessively focused on Ford’s public image. Specifically, the media targeted her past participation in Toronto’s Lingerie Football League team, in which women compete in bikini-sized outfits. Instead of moving the debate forward, bringing Ford’s past to the forefront of the discussion only ended up slut-shaming Ford herself. This is completely
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counterintuitive to creating a discourse that gives agency back to victims of sexual assault. Ford’s tweet implied that a victim’s attire affects their susceptibility to being sexually assaulted — something that inevitably wrongfully places the blame on the victims. Instead, she should have taken the cue from events like the SlutWalk, which highlight the need to place the blame on the perpetrators of sexual assault instead. The media should be continuing the debate in this direction instead of focusing on what Ford chooses to do in her spare time. After all, Ford’s participation in a Lingerie Football league is, at the end of the day, irrelevant and unrelated to the issue at hand. Ford’s statement demonstrates how many individuals still carry opinions which incorrectly place the blame on victims of sexual assaults instead of on the perpetrators. It’s time for us to move the story away from her and to the issues that really matter. Let’s focus on the message instead of on shooting the messenger.
Label me this
hen you label someone, you silence them. For the past four years, this is the message that has stuck with me since it was proclaimed by a rowdy group of second years during my first Existere show. In first year, it was a running joke between my friends. When someone said anything remotely offensive, we’d pull out the phrase, bursting into giggles. What we didn’t realize was just how applicable these words would be to our time at Queen’s. Whether we were branded “frosh” or others were branded “commies,” labels were used to categorize and to simplify. This summer, I started dating girls for the first time in my life. I was simply acting on feelings I had felt for a while. I wasn’t making some big proclamation, and I didn’t want anything but a vague shred of understanding from the people I loved. I didn’t “come out” in the dramatic sense because nothing had changed except who I was dating. — Journal Editorial Board Yet, with this came a range of questions from my friends and family.
“Wait, does this mean you’re a lesbian?” was the most common. Some friends were more adamant that I was bisexual, while others shrugged and said I was just curious, and that this wasn’t going to last. I became separated from myself — my assumed sexual orientation preceded my entire past. At some point, people stop being people and are instead overshadowed by their most simplistic identifiers. Labels are rarely complex because that would make them devoid of purpose. People become “my gay friend” or “my brown friend” or “my trans friend.” In a world where homogenization is the norm, it’s easy to fall into the belief that what makes someone different is what forms their whole identity. When Trevor MacDonald, a trans-gender man in Winnipeg, wanted to be a breast-feeding coach in a motherhood support group. He was barred because he was labeled a man, even though he had extensive experience breast-feeding his own son. Recently, the Bank of Canada halted the production of $100 bank notes because the woman depicted looked “too Asian,” for Canada’s apparently non-diverse, yet multicultural society. In our black and white world, without simplistic identifiers intact, stereotypes fall apart. Our identifiers should form a mosaic, not a straightjacket. Aim to understand, not to simplify. Katherine is one of the Editors in Chief at the Journal.
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OpinOns — YOur perspective
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A neighbourhood stands divided
Our panelists debate Save Our Neighbourhood Action Group’s tactics to pressure students to respect Kingstonians Don RogeRs, Kingston ResiDent Some things don’t change. Year after year, in September, the days grow shorter. The warm summer air develops a cool edge. And Queen’s students begin arriving in town. But other things do change. Sadly, one change is how we permanent Kingstonians view the students’ return. For many years, we welcomed the students’ return. We viewed them as part of our community. They were responsible neighbours. Their youth and vitality added texture to our neighbourhoods. Students shared street blocks with families, children, and seniors. We leant them our snowshovels, and watched over their houses when they were away. They baby-sat our kids. But that was then. Now, as families and seniors are crowded out we cringe as summer winds down. We seriously question whether some students want to feel part of our community, notwithstanding Shinerama and student volunteerism. Because of inconsiderate and worse — illegal actions of some students, we view them as outsiders, parked here temporarily to obtain a university degree. That degree is their ticket to a good job and residency in a nice neighbourhood where they can raise their family in peace, free of detriments to a quality of life that we face here. We tried many, many years of dialogue but our quality of life continued to deteriorate. A new, different, more assertive stance was urgently needed. So in 2008 the Save Our Neighbourhood Action Group (SONAG) was formed. This was done with regret, realizing that SONAG’s approach was unlikely to win any popularity contest. SONAG is a pressure group. We identify and target pressure points, and apply pressure. For example, we post on our website the names of students convicted of alcohol violations, other pressure points include Queen’s recruiting and Queen’s alumni. We hope that the student majority will apply peer pressure on that minority who selfishly give all Queen’s students and the University itself a bad name. We appreciate that young people should have the right to enjoy the best years of their life. But every right has a corresponding limitation. The right to enjoy one’s youth
begins to be limited when exercising that right diminishes the rights of others to a peaceful, liveable community. The mechanism which defines that balance of rights is the law. So we are not against alcohol, but we have zero tolerance for breaking of liquor laws in the area by students or others. The same can be said for violation of the noise bylaws. Some say that making mistakes is part of growing up. But our problem is that with new students arriving in the ‘hood every year, we face never-ending exposure to those mistakes. We sometimes hear that we should simply move out of the neighbourhood. Our response? The houses near Queen’s were not originally built for, nor occupied by students, but rather by families. So it’s students who over time moved into and destabilized what was once a stable neighbourhood. We don’t expect students to move away, but we do expect then to be considerate residents.
We seriously question whether some students want to feel part of our community, notwithstanding Shinerama and student volunteerism. Streets totally inhabited by students are still part of our neighbourhood. We walk our dogs, take our kids to school, or bicycle to visit friends through those streets. The AMS ably advocates for students on city issues, such as housing, snowplowing, and recycling. But any real or imagined shortcoming in city services is no excuse for lawbreaking or uncivil behaviour. Hopefully, SONAG will have a limited shelf life. We look forward to disbanding, once our quality of life is restored to a respectable level. Our mission statement summarizes our plea: “We expect no more, but will accept no less, than a standard of behaviour of Queen’s students, that the families of those students would expect of residents in their neighbourhood in their home town.” Or, for that matter, that Queen’s students themselves would expect when they later settle down to raise their own family. Surely that is reasonable. Don Rogers is a member of SONAG Kingston
Kevin imRie, ARtsci ’12 It’s fair to say that the Save Our Neighbourhood Action Group (SONAG) doesn’t do any favours for Kingston’s student population. As a former member of that oft maligned demographic it would be easy for me to pound out 600 or so critical words, take an awkward photo, tie a bow on this thing and call it a day but the complexities of this particular issue warrant slightly more effort than that. SONAG Kingston does attempt to address a serious issue — there is a relatively small percentage of students that don’t respect their homes or their neighbours. Unfortunately, SONAG goes about solving this problem in entirely the wrong way. Passive aggressively passing out pamphlets to students’ parents on their graduation is a needlessly confrontational and alienating policy. To their credit, the fact that SONAG goes about their crusade — I mean campaign, the wrong way isn’t entirely their fault. One of the major drivers of this melodrama is that SONAG lacks engaged partners on this issue, both from within municipal leadership and among the Queen’s community. That isn’t to say that there aren’t city councilors willing to make terrible but politically expedient suggestions. Councillor Bill Glover’s editorial on his website suggesting the placing of orange stickers on the homes of “bad students” is not only laughably inappropriate but also worthy of a lawsuit from whoever still owns the rights to “The Scarlet Letter.” This approach to students is simply the most obtrusive symptom of an unhealthy attitude between students and the city. The one garbage bag policy that is sure to stink up the streets, and a general lack of student consultation on important documents such as the Town Gown Strategic Plan published over a year ago all point to a serious lack of meaningful political cooperation. On the other side of the aisle, the student community needs to be mature enough to shoulder considerable blame for this situation. While it’s only a small majority who consistently act in a way that is inconsiderate to the broader community and their neighbours in particular, I think it’s fair to
say that a statistically significant majority of students have been active participants in at least one or two particularly disruptive “events.” It would go a long way if students admitted that they had a disproportionate impact on districts they live in and took meaningful steps to mitigate their impact. Keeping this in mind, SONAG doesn’t make any real meaningful steps to facilitate intelligent dialogue. The student population at large has absolutely no idea who SONAG is or what they do. The only students that engage with SONAG on a regular basis are the kids who have their misdemeanors posted on the SONAG website and the small minority of students who choose to engage themselves in municipal politics at one level or another. I’m willing to wager that if SONAG attempted to reach out for partners on this issue they would get a hardy “hear hear” from students that have themselves been kept up all night by a rowdy neighbor blowing a whistle into a megaphone which is a personal true story.
Passive aggressively passing out pamphlets to students’ parents on their graduation is a needlessly confrontational and alienating policy. I know I’m not the only former Queen’s student who roles their eyes when someone mentions SONAG and that isn’t fair. I can mostly recount a number of occasions where I was an inconsiderate pain in the ass to my neighbours while I was a student at Queen’s and that was, as SONAG is right to point out, a disrespectful way to treat my community. My point, and I hope it’s a fair one, is that SONAG isn’t going to take any meaningful steps towards solving this issue by being inconsiderate pains in the ass right back. On the day that SONAG, or a similar group, chooses to be leader in building a stronger community rather than a soap box for complaining about students you’ll have at least one alumnus happy to sign up as an inaugural member. Kevin Imrie is a Queen’s alumnus
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“I live in a house with seven guys.” mAtt mcGowAn, Sci ’15
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Friday, september 7, 2012 percussion,” Haynes said. “We try to incorporate some afrobeat rhythms, and it’s kind of got some reverb at times, and some trebly guitar.” Songs like “Nomads” and “Year of the Dragon” offer a very soothing appeal, as their free-form calls to the senses in an almost primordial way.
we realized “weWhen all had ‘Douglas’ in
our names, we thoguht ‘Hey! We should be the Douglas Band!’
— Doug Haynes of Highs
Arts The three members of Toronto-based indie band Highs all graduated from the Queen’s Concurrent Education program.
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‘Finding positivity along your journey’ Douglas Haynes from Highs says the group’s music has a theme of nature B y M ark L ouie Assistant Arts Editor
Douglas Ledlow are a trio of comical coincidence. “When we realized we all had A trip halfway across the world to ‘Douglas’ in our names, we thought Tanzania was all it took to jump ‘Hey! We should be the Douglas start the three man band Highs. Band!’ and obviously we didn’t Band members Doug Haynes, name ourselves that, but we felt Karrie Douglas and Kevin like it was destiny,” Haynes said.
For the indie pop band, it’s all about using their music to have fun and making sure the audience is having a good time. The band does this by wearing face paint and sometimes giving the audience their own drum sticks so they can join in on the music,
Journal photographer Tiffany Lam was in Grant Hall on Tuesday for Existere XVIII — an educational and comedic look into the Queen’s community for incoming frosh.
Haynes said. You may have to listen to some of the band’s songs more than once to pick up on the musical bits and pieces of afrojazz and dance pop intertwined in the melodies. “Instead of one basic rhythm, we try to get a lot of eclectic
“There’s a lot of this natural theme to our music, like if you look at our lyrics there’s this theme of nature and exploring,” Haynes said. Unlike many indie bands, the group doesn’t have a lot of breakup songs, or songs based on social issues. “There’s a lot of stuff we could write about that we might feel compelled to write about, but a lot of our stuff is about finding positivity along your journey,” he said. Highs will be playing Clark Hall Pub on Oct. 4.
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A peek into the mind of the artist Modern Fuel exhibit Take Note asks artists to put their private notebooks on display for viewers B y S ierra M egaS Contributor Don Maynard’s Take Note exhibit was a bit like climbing a mountain. Slow and tedious at first, but well worth the required time and effort. Housed in Modern Fuel’s State of Flux Gallery, the installation consists of 18 artists’ notebooks chained to the white walls of the gallery space. Their soft dark-brown and black covers, perfectly smooth Moleskine, rest quietly on a thin wooden shelf that runs in a strip around the square room. The effect is slightly eerie — it almost feels like a memorial centre with the notebooks standing in as urns on the wall. The notebooks belong to a number of local artists who were asked to document their creative processes over an eight-month period. In the curator’s artist statement, his instructions to the artists were simple: “do what you would normally do with a small photo by tiffany lam notebook when keeping notes for your Kay Wolsternhome’s artist notebook contained a proverb about art: “Art is not rhubarb — you cannot force it.” artistic practice.” pages of incomprehensible notes. “Garlic, and I was able to see them grappling with The result is an unconventional exhibit said in his artist statement. Chris Miner’s notebook, mostly a green tea, beets.” that breaks down the wall between artist and new ideas. It looked like a grocery list, but it audience by inviting the viewer to touch the collection of diary entries and photographs, Each notebook is different, also could have been a plan for a still life but they all share an underlying pages and read through the artists’ thoughts contains the description of a dream. “60 foot high rusted iron object floating painting. Other notebooks contain quirky factor — the importance of imagination. and uncertainties. As I thumbed my way through the well above the ground, spinning — purpose reminders like on Kay Wolsternhome’s Take Note is not about the finished product; notebooks, I felt like I was tip-toeing unknown, possibly energy storage,” it said. notebook’s front page, “Art is not instead it celebrates the process that gets around inside the minds of the artists. Notes, “When they stop spinning they fall on the rhubarb — you cannot force it.” one there. The longer I spent in the gallery, the more quotes, sketches, collages, photographs and earth — hazardous.” A mini pencil sketch of the iron objects, curious I was about who these artists are and Take Note is on display at Modern Fuel until unfinished watercolours litter the pages. Sept. 29. “We see artists’ finished pieces but we which are shaped like elongated wasp nests, what kind of projects they’re working on. Being able to read their notebooks gave rarely have the opportunity to see the initial is illustrated underneath. Some notebooks bear illegible writing or me a keyhole perspective into their lives creative workings of these ideas,” Maynard
One of the notebooks in the exhibit Take Note included something that looked like a grocery list, but could have been a plan for a still life painting.
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Arts in brief illScarlett to play backyard concert in student ghetto Four Queen’s students will be holding a backyard concert tomorrow night. Juno award-winning band illScarlett will be coming to Kingston this weekend just to play the gig for Queen’s students. The four housemates are long-time fans of illScarlett and when the indie band played a gig at the Mansion in March, the students offered up their basement
for the band to crash for the night. The group of guys are music lovers and have had other bands stay in their house after a late night show at a club or bar. illScarlett first got started playing living room and basement gigs, so they will be returning to their roots with this concert near campus. The concert will be held in the student ghetto and admission is $10 to cover the cost of the sound equipment and other incidentals.
Kingston film sets world record Locally shot film 21 Brothers has put Kingston on the map for film. The WWI based movie has set the Guinness World Record for the longest single-shot film ever made. The movie is based on the memories of the filmmakers and at 91 minutes, it beats out the previous record held by
— Savoula Stylianou
Russian-made film Russian Ark. All the filmmakers are Kingston natives and they said they did not go into the filming process hoping to break a world record. It was only when a member of the crew pointed it out that the people behind this war film found out they could make a name for themselves in the film industry as the creators of the longest single-shot film ever made. In the film, main character
Private Langdon lies about his age in order to participate in the battle of Courcelette and perform his national duty. Since the film was completed in 2011, it was shown in the Screening Room last year and it will now be released nationally this month. — Savoula Stylianou
ALBUM rEVIEWs Cuff
With a recent Juno award nomination under their belt, Cuff The Duke is set to release their upcoming sixth album in early October. Union is the second part of a two-part album series released in conjunction with 2011’s Morning Comes. The first twenty seconds of the opening track “Live My Life” begins with a head-bobbing beat and continues through the rest of the album, demanding the listener’s attention. The euphoria soon disintegrates as the cries from lead singer Wayne Petti bury the lyrics and melodies. His rough vocals are unique;
however, they don’t blend in well with the rhythmic tunes. The album definitely has a relaxed feel to it and if you can get past the nasaly vocals, the music itself is pleasantly different, but familiar all at the same time. This makes for a winning combination, but doesn’t put the band in a different league from other indie rockers.
boy talking about laying his bones with a “couple of sticks and a couple of stones.” However, despite the uncanny lyrics, the jaunty rhythms jumpstart an addictive collection of songs. Unlike the premiere song on the album, “Businessman” has a cool contrast between chords and is played on an electric guitar, resulting in the listener unintentionally nodding along to the song. — Rachel Herscovici The album as a whole has dark and negative overtones, with song The Sticks titles like “Cry Forum,” “Waiting M o t h e r M o t h e r for the World to End,” and “Dread in My Heart” making it difficult to fit all moods: angry, disappointed or ecstatic. That being said, the punchy bass lines and at times catchy and poignant lyrics make The Sticks worth a listen. Mother Mother’s fourth studio album The Sticks opens with — Rosie Hales “Omen” — a short, but eerie opening track that includes a small
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Queen’s Centre gets some colour Installations from the Bader Centre and the Four Directions Aboriginal Centre are already present B y S avouLa S tyLianou Arts Editor Amidst the hustle and bustle of the Queen’s Centre, patrons can now enjoy the original artwork of the Ban Righ Centre situated on the first floor near the vending machines. The artwork is one of two installations that have been put up inside the Queen’s Centre. The mural on the first floor, a detailed sketch of the Ban Righ Centre building, is a project that the group has been working on since last year, said Student Centre Officer Derrick Dodgson. A second installation is located on the second floor of the Queen’s Centre in the Fireside Lounge.
It was created by the Four Directions Aboriginal Centre and is encompassed in several pieces. The installation includes a three dimensional dream catcher that has several muted colours and four framed photographs of Aboriginal elders in traditional dress. Dodgson said the location of this particular installation worked out well. “We felt it would be a good fit for the space since the Four Directions Aboriginal Centre is doing drum circles in the Fireside Lounge.” He added there are other spots in the building where student groups can request to put up their own addition to the artistic mural of the Queen’s Centre, like the
south walls of the cafeteria and the walls near the second floor meeting rooms. “We don’t want to tell people how to use the space — anything that is proposed, we’ll reflect on and think about how it’s going to affect the space as a whole.” Groups can submit proposals to the Student Life Centre Office with a description of how they would like to use their planned space. Dodgson said faculty societies will be the first groups to be approached to put up their own murals on the walls of the Queen’s Centre. Four groups have already expressed interest, Arts and Sciences, Engineering Society, Physical and Health Education and
Kinesiology Student Association to bring that university and student and the Queen’s Faculty Association. culture into the building.” He also said he hopes to add a So the next time you are in the lot more to the two installations ARC for your daily Booster Juice that are already up, totalling up to fix or to have a study session at six by the end of the school year Common Ground, take a look at “In a lot of ways, the Queen’s the walls around you. Centre feels like a mall rather than a university life building. We want
Left: Bader Centre members painted a mural of their own building. Right: A three dimensional dream catcher is part of the Four Directions Aboriginal Centre’s installation.
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Myths of Vikings unsheathed New exhibit at the Pump House Steam Museum sheds light on the humanity of the Vikings B y S avouLa S tyLianou Arts Editor
drawings etched on it, symbolizing the life of the deceased. What stood out to me the most was the Notoriously violent, Vikings are often unique way the Vikings used their gold and associated with the imagery of weapons and silver to design small figurines, as well as brutishness, but visiting the Viking exhibit jewellery and clothespins. The jewellery from the Viking era varied earlier this week at the Pump House Steam Museum allowed me to see the human side from necklaces to brooches and what I kept looking at was the depiction of animals in of these conquerors. An all-encompassing visual description of the brooches. They were always grasping the Viking way of life, the exhibit displayed themselves or each other and often — the scenes that were depicted were violent. a plethora of cultural symbols. Though these particular pieces of artwork Packed in a small room inside the museum, I found myself circling back over and over had a cruel undertone, there were other again to the wall that had different pendants pieces that showed the uplifting side of the and paintings that were made during the Viking’s creations, such as the beautiful use time of the Vikings. of colours in the necklaces and bracelets, Also on the wall hung tiny wooden which were adorned with glass beads and carvings the size of Christmas ornaments amber stones. The Vikings: Master Mariners, Traders, used as play things for children. Stone carvings used for memorial rune grave Colonists and Artisans provides a creative placed on an adjacent wall and had intricate depiction of what life was like for the Vikings.
To my pleasant surprise, there was a Kingston connection in the exhibit — posters that described what our city was like back in the time of the Vikings. It was exciting to see pictures of what Market Square looked like thousands of years ago before it became the
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Cooking: The skinny on froyo With the newly-opened Menchies becoming Kingston’s latest summer hotspot, and Mio Yogi soon opening on Division, frozen yogurt has been the topic of conversation lately. The Queen’s Journal Blogs team is here to help to navigate your way
through this fastly rising fad. menchies Recently opened at 241 Princess St. this April, Menchies has got students flocking to it. Customers can create their own combination
of frozen yogurt and toppings. They charge by weight, so you can have as little or as much as you want. Little taste tester cups are conveniently located behind the cash register. I had a blast creating my own creation using fresh fruit and vanilla froyo. The pictures of Hollywood celebrities on the wall make you feel like you’re right there with Selena Gomez in Beverly Hills. Yogen fruz There are three levels of “fat” you can choose: “normal”, “low,” and “non-fat.” There is also a “nondairy” option. They have fruit cups, smoothies and froyo. You choose your toppings and they do the work for you and blend it into one delicious flavour dictated by you. They also have some custom flavors that they created for you to try such as Pina Coloda or Key Lime Pie. The closest one to campus is at the Cineplex on Gardiner’s Road. — Julia Vriend
I scoured online blogs and magazines and picked out eight wearable trends to try. Take note, have fun with it and kick off your year in style. 1. The brown dress shoe: A staple in every guy’s wardrobe & nice alternative to black. 2. The coloured pant: Pair with a neutral/graphic tee for day or a fitted blazer for night. 3. The peacoat: Can never go wrong with a classic; beige, black, navy…anything goes.
Update the look with a coloured or printed scarf. 4. The statement watch: One of the best ways to add subtle style & sophistication. Even the most conservative can easily wear a bold watch that has impact. 5. The stylized haircut: Try something different than your usual crew cut; a good haircut shows confidence and brings a look together. 6. The jean jacket: Choose a softer denim to avoid looking too 80’s. Perfect for transitioning from summer into fall, try wearing it over a thin hoodie. 7. The three piece suit: Up the ante with a vest…you’ll look boss and stand out from the crowd (in a good way). 8. The graphic tee: An easy way to inject some style; a graphic updates your basic tee and looks equally great under a cardigan. — Trilby Goouch
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Student life: the right foot forward With the new school year around the corner, there is no better time than now to get into a good routine for the fall. There are a wide variety of activities you can do on campus to improve your physical health. Be sure to experiment with activities you’ve never tried before, you might discover a new favourite! The ARC’s shopping week (September 10-16) allows anyone to sample classes for free such as pilates, spinning, yoga, core and other fitness classes with no commitment. Intramural sports
like volleyball or soccer are also a great way to have fun and get an awesome workout at the same time. Other groups such as Queen’s Run Club and Residence yoga are free alternatives available to anyone interested in developing their
running or yoga skills. Stepping outside your comfort zone is the fastest way to get results. That said, make these workouts fun and be sure to listen to your body. — Cole Meagher
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Running back Ryan Granberg is looking to defend his CIS rushing title from 2011.
Open season in season opener Granberg, Wamsley, defensive line shine in blowout win, but Sheahan pushes for more consistency B y n ick Faris Assistant Sports Editor Queen’s secured a predictable victory on Monday, defeating the York Lions 48-13. The Gaels, who were 6th in the CIS pre-season national rankings, has never lost to York. In 2011 the Lions were 1-7, after registering three straight winless seasons. “Coach mentioned early in camp that we should never take any opponent lightly,” said Gaels quarterback Billy McPhee. “Despite [York’s] record last year, I think the guys did a good job of
remaining level-headed.” Running back Ryan Granberg rushed for 149 yards and three touchdowns, while McPhee tossed a 24-yard touchdown pass to receiver Justin Chapdelaine. Queen’s scored 33 points in the first 18 minutes, highlighted by Alex Carroll’s 79-yard punt return touchdown. Despite the early onslaught, the Gaels were sloppy with possession at times. Carroll fumbled on a punt return in the second half, while McPhee threw two interceptions. “We had bits and pieces on offense,” said head coach Pat
Sheahan. “We’re looking to be much more consistent as we go forward.” Rookie kicker Dillon Wamsley was 3 for 3 on field goals, including a 48-yarder in the first quarter. He also sent a first-quarter kickoff through the far uprights, nailing the crossbar from 65 yards away. “[Wamsley] had great force on the ball with the wind at his back, and he hit a couple of very good punts into the wind,” Sheahan said. “For a first-year player in his first league game, I thought he did a great job.” Queen’s defense stymied York’s
offensive attack, limiting the Lions to 3.8 yards per rush attempt. Defensive end Cory Dyer led the Gaels with six tackles and two sacks, while defensive back Matt Webster forced a fumble in the fourth quarter. York’s beleaguered offensive line did quarterback Myles Gibbon no favours, allowing six total sacks and nearly conceding several more. Gibbon, a transfer from the University of South Alabama, played his first regular season game for the Lions. He completed 20 of 39 passes for 241 yards and two touchdowns, including a 54-yarder
to receiver Devante Hobbs in the final minute of the game. Lions head coach Warren Craney was complimentary of the Gaels’ overall performance, listing Queen’s as a potential Yates Cup contender alongside McMaster and Western. “I think Queen’s is at the top of their cycle,” said Craney. “They’re running on all cylinders on offense, defense and special teams.” The Gaels will face the Laurier Golden Hawks on Saturday in Waterloo. The game will be televised live on The Score at 8 p.m.
Women take first step toward nationals B y J osh B urton Contributor
Ottawa native Laura Callender challenges for the ball against a Gee-Gees opponent.
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Gee-Gees stun champs Victory over RMC overshadowed by humbling 3-0 defeat B y J ordan c athcart Contributor The women’s soccer team received an early wakeup call on Wednesday. The nationally number one ranked Gaels dropped a 3-0 decision to the Ottawa Gee-Gees, last year’s CIS bronze medalists. Ottawa controlled the field throughout most of the 90 minutes, peppering Queen’s goalkeeper Sabrina Carew with eight shots and hitting the crossbar on three occasions. Julia Francki booted a pair of goals, putting the Gee-Gees on
the board late in the first half with a sliding kick that just eluded Carew. Francki’s second goal was a 40-yard blast into the top corner of the goal. Gaels co-captain Chantal McFetridge praised the Gee-Gees for their great execution, but said her team needs to adjust their level of play. “We need to rethink some things we are doing and get back to playing our style,” she said. Sloppy passing limited the Gaels, who registered just two shots on goal. The loss was their fourth in the last three seasons.
Gaels head coach Dave McDowell was disappointed by the loss, but is maintaining an optimistic outlook for the rest of the season. “We knew they were going to be a challenge — they’ve got a strong program,” McDowell said. “It was a tough day, but hopefully a good learning experience for us in terms of where we need to be and build on.” High-scoring strikers Jackie Tessier and Breanna Burton were subbed off early in the second half after receiving some knocks. See Defending on page 29
The women’s rugby team scored early and often, winning their season opener against the Brock Badgers on Wednesday. Bronwyn Corrigan led the Gaels’ offensive charge with four tries, as Queen’s cruised to a dominating 37-0 victory. Despite the one-sided final score, Queen’s head coach Beth Barz said there’s significant room for improvement. “[Our play] was a little sloppy in the first half,” Barz said. “We ran what we wanted to run, but we just weren’t putting the ball where we needed to or protecting it in contact.” Queen’s missed six of seven converts, including one that skidded harmlessly across the turf. When asked if this fact concerned her for future games, Barz remained confident in her team’s ability. “Worried? Not one iota,” she said. The Badgers generated very little offense, failing to consistently press the action into the Gaels’ side of the field until late in the second half. Gillian Pegg added two tries for the Gaels, while rookie Nadia Popov scored in her first regular season contest. “Brock has given us a lot of trouble in the past,” Corrigan said. “[The pace] was a bit frantic at
times, but we pulled out the win.” The Gaels’ chances to win the OUA’s Russell Division will likely come down to their Sept. 22 matchup with the McMaster Marauders. Last year, McMaster edged out a 5-3 victory, effectively costing Queen’s a berth in the CIS national championships. “We’re really excited to play Mac,” Corrigan said. “That was the decisive win-loss for who was going to [nationals] last year.” Queen’s travels to London to face the Western Mustangs on Sunday. Western defeated the York Lions 52-22 in their season opener.
InsIde TEAM PREVIEWS
The Sports editors preview each Gaels varsity team competing this fall. PAGE 22
Queen’s opens the season with commanding victory at McMaster. PAGE 28
Gaels action to watch for this weekend. PAGE 28
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Fall teams look to improve across the board Nationally-ranked football, women’s soccer and women’s rugby teams highlight 2012 Gaels lineup
FOOTBALL With 20 starters returning from last year, the Queen’s Gaels will begin the 2012 football season ranked 6th in the country. On a team replete with individual talent at every position, their shot at the Yates Cup will hinge on the maturation of one player: quarterback Billy McPhee. Last year, Queen’s performance largely mirrored its quarterback. The Gaels’ only losses came in the season’s first two games, when McPhee and the offense were finding their stride, and in the OUA semifinal against the eventual Vanier Cup champion McMaster Marauders, when McPhee was sidelined with a rib injury. With quarterback Kyle Quinlan returning, McMaster is a safe bet to repeat as OUA champs. While McPhee isn’t on the same level as the Vanier Cup MVP, he’s poised to become one of Ontario’s top quarterbacks in his second season as a starter. As it stands, the Gaels offense has no discernable weaknesses. Athletic receivers Giovanni Aprile and Justin Chapdelaine complement the hard-nosed Ryan Granberg, who is looking to defend his CIS rushing title. Anchored by three OUA All-Stars, the offensive line remains intact from 2011. The team’s most significant losses are linemen Osie Ukwuoma and Frank Pankewich, two key members of a defensive unit that did not allow a rushing touchdown last season. The progression of Derek Wiggan and John Miniaci should mitigate their departures, and while Ukwuoma’s singular impact will be difficult to replicate, the front seven remains one of the OUA’s best.
Queen’s defense will have to account for the loss of two key linemen to challenge for the 2012 Yates Cup.
The Gaels defensive backs looked vulnerable at times in 2011, but contributed several big plays that swung the momentum of games. TJ Chase-Dunawa and Andrew Lue were conference All-Stars, while Joshua Sultana and Ben D’Andrea are experienced veterans with size. Coach Pat Sheahan, entering his 13th season with the Gaels, secured one of the top recruiting classes in school history this off-season. Rookie kicker Dillon Wamsley already looks like a viable replacement for Dan Village, who showed inconsistency last season.
Queen’s toughest games will both come on the road: Sept. 22 at McMaster and Oct. 6 against a dangerous Windsor squad. The home contest against Western on Sept. 15 could determine second place in the OUA, which guarantees a bye through to the semifinals. A 7-1 record is certainly within reach for this year’s Gaels. If all goes right, Queen’s will be poised for a rematch with Quinlan and the Marauders in the Yates Cup. With a healthy and motivated McPhee, it’s anyone’s game. — Nick Faris
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The women’s soccer team enters the 2012 season ranked #1 in the country.
WOMen’s RUGBY The Gaels are looking to re-establish themselves as national competitors. Two years removed from their last trip to the CIS championships, the women’s rugby team will turn to a new leadership core in 2012. While Susan Heald and Rachelle Kranenburg return for their fifth seasons, decorated leaders Andrea Wadsworth and Sam Trinier have left. Claragh Pegg and Taylor White were both All-Stars last season, while fellow thirdyears Bronwyn Corrigan and Kayla Roote will provide stability up front for the Gaels. Rookie Nadia Popov and second-year Gillian Pegg highlight the team’s young core. The upper echelon of OUA women’s rugby is firmly entrenched: Guelph in first, then Queen’s and McMaster battling for second and third. The Gryphons haven’t lost an OUA game in four years, conceding just 27 total points during that span. With the bulk of their roster returning, they’re a lock to clinch a fifth straight OUA title. For the Gaels to qualify for the CIS championships, they’ll need to win their division, avoiding Guelph until the OUA final and clinching the conference’s second national bid. In each of the past two seasons, the winner of the Queen’s-McMaster regular season matchup has won the OUA’s Russell Division and advanced to the provincial final, with the loser falling to Guelph in the semis. If the Gaels win in Hamilton on Sept. 22, they will almost certainly qualify for nationals. If they lose, the Marauders will go for a second straight year.
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Two consecutive CIS national titles explain the gaping target on the back of the Gaels women’s soccer team this season. Their 2010 campaign saw them capture the program’s first national trophy since 1988. With a repeat performance at the tournament in Montreal last fall, they remain unbeaten. Expect the OUA’s Toronto Varsity Blues and Ottawa Gee-Gees to contend in 2012, while the Montreal Carabins could return strong in the CIS tournament this November in Victoria, B.C. The Varsity Blues (11-2-3) were the only team to beat Queen’s (13-1-2) in 2011. On Wednesday the Gee-Gees beat the Gaels 3-0, handing them their fourth loss in three years. With two notable departures from last year, the depth of head coach Dave McDowell’s roster will be put to the test in certain key positions. Striker Kelli Chamberlain and goalkeeper Chantel Marson demonstrated quality and experience that were crucial during the two-year reign. Marson’s exceptional career as a Gael was highlighted by two penalty kick victories in the 2011 national semi-finals and gold medal match. Her former back-up, third-year Sabrina Carew, will replace her in goal. Chamberlain scored 32 career goals in five seasons at Queen’s. Her last strike was the final penalty kick in last year’s CIS championship. Her former attacking counterpart Jackie Tessier now leads the offensive charge, alongside second-year striker Breanna Burton. Fourth year midfielders Alexis McKinty and Riley Filion are expected to chip in offensively. On defense, Summer Rybicki and Brienna Shaw will be missed. The Gaels’ midfield lost Angela Sullivan, but the rest remains completely intact. With a strong veteran core set to return, the Gaels are the furthest thing from rebuilding. — Peter Morrow
Men’s RUGBY The sheer depth of the men’s rugby program puts them consistently in OUA championship contention. With five to six reserve teams and over 100 players to draw from, head coach Peter Huigenbos has a recipe for success. They last won OUA gold in 2009, earned a bronze medal in 2010 and were runners-up last year to the Western Mustangs. Not much changed since 2011 – the Mustangs are still the biggest obstacle to
reclaim the OUA title. Skilled winger Mike Wong won’t return, but a host of top-end players are reaching their upper years. Gaels fourth year fly-half Liam Underwood led the OUA in points in 2011. Underwood trained with the Canadian men’s national team in June, and this could be his last season leading the Gaels attack. Brothers Tim and Pat Richardson are returning for a fifth season. Captain Dan Moor enters his fourth
— Nick Faris The women’s rugby team is seeking to return to the CIS championships, which they last did in 2010.
year as a center to bolster the experienced Queen’s backline, while fourth-year forwards Matt Kelly and Jacob Rumball have previous experience with Canada’s under-20 squad. The home opener is Sept. 22 at 1 p.m., on brand new Nixon Field. The Gaels will host Western in what could be an OUA championship preview. — Peter Morrow
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CROss COUnTRY With at least five runners in third-year standing or higher, the men’s cross country team is in good form to improve on a stellar 2011 season. The team earned a bronze medal in last year’s OUA finals in Ottawa, behind the Guelph Gryphons and Windsor Lancers. They went on to earn fourth place at Nationals, where they’ll be looking to reach the podium this November. Fourth-years Maxime Leboeuf, Jeff Costen and Andrew Courchene will lead the men. Jeff Archer placed in the top 10 of last year’s CIS championships, while Dave Cashin will take on an increased role in his second season. The women’s team took the OUA bronze medal, followed by a tenth place finish at nationals — a result they aimed for during a rebuilding year. With team captain Steph Hulse entering her fourth year, expect an overall improvement on the women’s side. She’ll run alongside
The women’s cross country team earned bronze at last year’s OUA championships.
fellow fourth-years Alicia Kallos and Lauren Prufer. The team will host the Queen’s Invitational on Sept. 15, the first meet of the season. The OUA
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championships take place on Oct. 27, while nationals are scheduled for Nov. 10. — Peter Morrow
Midfielder Peter Christidis led the 2011 Gaels in scoring as a rookie, while striker Eric Koskins netted two goals in pre-season action. Veterans Jordan Brooks and Andrew Colosimo have graduated, while midfielder Eric Cappon will not return to the team. Nevertheless, Queen’s stands to benefit from the extensive experience their young players gained last season. A top-three finish and a second-round playoff berth are within reach.
The rowing program is still in what head coach John Armitage calls a ‘rebuilding’ stage. The first stage happened last year, when 35 of 47 rowers were in first or second-year standing. For Ontario’s most successful university program over the last nine years, the women’s side finished second in Ontario after they won OUA gold in 2010. The men’s side earned bronze — the same they earned two seasons ago. A pair of second-year rowers will lead the team in 2012. Matt Christie was Queen’s top-ranked rower as a rookie, while Erin Snelgrove excelled at last year’s OUA championships, winning the lightweight single race. For 2012, much will depend on how the program’s newcomers will gel and develop chemistry. Armitage said individual fitness is not an issue. With another strong wave of first-year rowers set to compete, Armitage still expects OUA team medals come late October. OUA gold is still the goal for the women’s side, and likely another bronze for the men.
— Nick Faris
— Peter Morrow
The men’s soccer team has added eight new players, two of which started in their season opener on Sunday.
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Men’s sOCCeR This year’s Gaels team is going to have to perform when it matters most: the playoffs. In 2011 the Gaels finished fourth in the OUA East division, only to lose in penalties to the 5th-seeded Laurentian Voyageurs at home in the quarter-final. They’ve lost in the first round in three of the last four years, despite strong regular season play. Third-year All-Stars Joseph Zupo and David Tom anchor a defense that conceded just 16 goals last season, 5th in the OUA.
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Too much for Mac Worsley steps up in crucial road matchup B y a drian s Mith Contributor Behind fullback David Worsley’s 18 points, the men’s rugby team defeated the McMaster Marauders 33-12 on their own turf. Wednesday’s season opener was between two of the OUA’s best teams — the Gaels were 7-1 last fall, while the Marauders were 6-2. The two teams last met in the OUA semi-final game, where the Gaels earned a 32-10 victory. Gaels head coach Peter Huigenbos said the challenge of playing McMaster first thing on the road was one they’d been thinking of since the schedule was released in March. “Mac is a very well-coached team and very dedicated bunch of players,” Huigenbos said. “I’ve been at Queen’s 16 years, and I don’t recall coming away with a win as good as this.” The Gaels went up 15-0 after the first half with tries from Worsley and back Patrick Richardson. Worsley also scored three penalty goals and a conversion. Dan Moor and Tim Richardson sealed the victory with tries in the second half. Despite losing a few key players in the opening minutes of the game, McMaster continued to challenge the Gaels. The Marauders scored all 12 of their points in the second half, off of tries from Andrew Ferguson and Christopher Gordon. “It definitely showed that they were missing a few guys, but they worked very hard,” Huigenbos said. “We really had to earn everything that we got.” Fourth-year Brendan McGovern took the place of 2011 OUA leading scorer Liam Underwood, who’s currently finishing off a stint with the Ontario Blues men’s squad. Huigenbos said that McGovern excelled in controlling the tempo and territory against McMaster. The Gaels will face the Laurier Golden Hawks at University Stadium on Sunday at 1 p.m. Laurier fell 45-0 to the Guelph Gryphons in their season opener on Wednesday.
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ON DECK CIRCLE FOOTBALL
(1-0-0) @ Ryerson Rams (1-1-0)
Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks
Saturday Sept. 8, 1 p.m.: Gaels (1-0) @ Laurier Golden Hawks (0-1)
Sunday Sept. 9, 3:15 p.m.: Gaels @ Toronto Varsity Blues (0-1-0)
Saturday Sept. 8, 7 p.m.: Gaels @ Western Mustangs
Sunday Sept. 9, 10 a.m.: Gaels @ Guelph Gryphons
Saturday Sept. 8, 1 p.m.: Gaels (1-10) @ Ryerson Rams (0-3-0)
Sunday Sept. 9, 1 p.m.: Gaels (1-0) @ Laurier Golden Hawks (0-1)
Sunday Sept. 9, 1 p.m.: Gaels @ Toronto Varsity Blues (0-1-1)
Saturday Sept. 8, 5:30 p.m.: Gaels vs. Bishop’s Gaiters
Sunday Sept. 9, 1 p.m.: Gaels (1-0) @ Western Mustangs (1-0)
Sunday Sept. 9, 2 p.m.: Gaels vs. McGill Redmen
Saturday Sept. 8, 3:15 p.m.: Gaels
Saturday Sept. 8, 4 p.m.: Gaels @
Sunday Sept. 9, 1 p.m.: Gaels @ Waterloo Warriors FIELD HOCKEY Saturday Sept. 8, 11 a.m.: Gaels @ Saint Mary’s Huskies Saturday Sept. 8, 1 p.m.: Gaels @ Toronto Varsity Blues Sunday Sept. 9, 10 a.m.: Gaels @ York Lions
Gaels net first win Offense erupts in cross-city rivalry match B y PEtEr M orroW Sports Editor Sunday’s season opener was both a confidence boost and chemistry-building session for the men’s soccer team. They defeated the RMC Paladins 5-0 in front of 125 fans at West Campus Field. It capped off a miserable afternoon for RMC fans in attendance, who witnessed their women’s team lose 6-0 to the defending national champions Gaels. From Queen’s head coach Chris Gencarelli’s perspective, the game allowed certain players to further develop their chemistry, while it allowed first-time players to adapt to OUA style of play against a
Nathan Klemencic evades an RMC defender in Queen’s 5-0 victory at West Campus on Sunday.
physical RMC team. “[Physicality’s] the one thing that’s the biggest transition from club soccer to the OUA,” he said. The players experiencing that transition include eight first-year recruits, which Gencarelli added to a 25-man roster. First-years Tommy Hong and Oliver Coren started for the Gaels in the midfield against RMC. Fellow rookie Andrew Martin saw the field and scored as a sub. Gencarelli said his recruits impressed
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against the Paladins, but recognizes they’ve yet to be tested against the OUA’s top tier. “When we play tougher teams, we’ll see how they compete physically,” he said. Strikers Eric Koskins and Lucas Lobo and midfielder Chris Michael kept the Paladins defense on their heels, as the Gaels main three attacking options. “[Michael] partnered up well with Koskins, which was good to see,” Gencarelli said. “They hadn’t had much See Toronto on page 29
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half after receiving some knocks. McDowell then went with one striker and five in the midfield. “We have seven or eight players who haven’t played in a long time and were in full building mode,” he
said. “It’s a long season.” The result happened just days after the Gaels crushed the Royal Military College 6-0 in their season opener. The Gaels led 5-0 at halftime, outshooting the Paladins 20-2. It gave McDowell a chance to see certain newcomers perform.
SPORTS IN BRIEF
Toronto test next Continued from page 28
time to play together, so today was promising.” “We have depth in the striker position, and whoever’s the most in form between them will play.” It only took Koskins three minutes to bury his first of the season after a quick break up field by speedy fourth year midfielder Nathan Klemencic. Second-year midfielder Henry Bloemen scored in the 40th minute to make it 2-0 Gaels at the half. Third-year captain Joseph Zupo buried a penalty kick after Hong was hauled down inside the box at the start of the second half. “We were convincing in this 5-0 win, but it’s only the start,” Zupo said. “It’s got to continue next week against a much tougher Toronto team.” The Gaels will play the Ryerson Rams on Sept. 8, followed by a match against last year’s OUA silver medalists, the Toronto Varsity Blues, on Sept. 9.
Graduated Gaels sign overseas
Baseball rebuild continues
Four former Gaels saw their careers blossom after graduating from Queen’s last spring. Decorated women’s basketball alum Brittany Moore signed a professional contract with TSV Quackenbruek Dragons in the 2. Bundesliga, the German second division. Moore captained the Gaels from 2009-2011, was a four-time team MVP and four-time OUAEast All-Star. Her 1,652 career points total leads all women’s players at Queen’s, and is second all-time in the OUA. Joining Moore in Europe are three former members of the OUA champion men’s volleyball team. Four-time All-Canadian outside hitter Joren Zeeman signed with Prins VCV club in the Dutch A-division. Three-time OUA All-Star middle hitter Michael Amoroso is set to join Örelljunga VK of the Swedish Elitserien. Libero Nikolas Rukavina signed with Habo Wolley club, also in the Elitserien.
The baseball team is looking to bounce back after a winless season in 2011. They suffered a 25-5 loss in their season opener last Wednesday at Megaffin Park. The Brock Badgers scored 10 runs in the fifth inning, opening up an insurmountable lead. The Gaels baseball program is still recovering from two incidents that left them with 11 suspended players. Queen’s Athletics imposed sanctions forcing the team to compete in the OUA with only six returning players in 2011. This year, the amount of returning players did not increase. While the rebuilding team is still on probation from the two alcohol-related incidents, the addition of newly appointed head coach Jeff Skelhorne-Gross could help turn things around. The baseball team plays two doubleheaders this weekend in Milton, Ontario. They’ll face the Laurier Golden Hawks and Western Mustangs on Saturday; on Sunday they’ll face the Guelph Gryphons and Waterloo Warriors.
— Peter Morrow
— Peter Morrow
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“The recruits are looking good. A lot of them will be making impacts right away.” First-year striker Jennifer Siu tallied two goals against RMC, while Burton, Tessier and Riley Filion also scored in the rout. The Gaels will face the winless
Ryerson Rams on Sept. 8, followed by a match against the Toronto Varsity Blues on Sept. 9. Both games start at 1:00 P.M. — With files from Peter Morrow
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The daunting donation dilemma Charities like TOMS come under public scrutiny when it comes to mixing business and philanthropy B y J anina E nrilE Postscript Editor There are over two million TOMS shoes in the world, around half of which are said to be on the feet of children in developing countries. Founded in 2006, TOMS’ One for One Movement seeks to match every shoe purchased by donating one to a child in need. As noble as it might be, TOMS’ intentions often come under question. It’s difficult to track where donated money goes when it comes to mixing business with social justice, according to School of Business professor Steven Salterio. “It’s perfectly valid if people want to believe [TOMS] but essentially they have to take it on faith that they’re doing what they say they’re doing,” he said. Salterio is also the founding director of the Voluntary Sector Reporting Awards. Started five years ago, it gives awards to Ontario charities based on transparency to the public. According to Salterio, TOMS shoes lacks this transparency. Provided on their website is their most recent Giving Report dated fall 2010. It doesn’t list the financial statements or risk of operation reports Salterio is accustomed to seeing from other charities. He said there’s no assurance of TOMS’ credibility. “They don’t give you enough information to … attempt to see if there are recipients of their aid,” he said. “They keep saying they work on giving shoes away through other organizations. “When you start mixing models together and you claim you’re in business for profit and you’re also a charity, I think [consumers] have to take some sense of skepticism with them.” According to TOMS spokesperson Lizzy Schofding, the company is in constant communication with their Giving Partners — local groups that facilitate TOMS shoe donations. “They provide us with detailed information regarding the needs of the communities we support so that we can provide the right kind of shoes for the climate, terrain, etc,” she told the Journal via email. “We are constantly changing and improving the way
we give from the feedback our Giving Partners provide.” According to global development studies professor Marcus Taylor, while large charities like TOMS continue to grow, local governments might be left out of the picture. “You kind of get this situation that can occur with NGOs and aid agencies moving in … with the donations moving through them rather than through the local governments who might be more accountable to the local population,” he said.
When you start “mixing models
together and you claim you’re in business for profit and you’re also a charity, I think [consumers] have to take some sense of skepticism with them.
— Steven Salterio, School of Business professor Large-scale charities and NGOs are more accountable to the donors in the West, Taylor said. With that in mind, some charities become more focused on delivering immediate results. “The NGO and aid industry in general often needs to say to donors, ‘You gave us this much money and we delivered this outcome in two years,’ ” he said. “Sometimes that’s great and fine but other times development processes [are] longer term and are more obscure in their impact.” According to Taylor, there are concerns that small-scale grassroots charities are becoming overshadowed by what some call the corporatization of charity. “There have certainly been concerns that the aid industry is getting increasingly corporatized and increasingly dependent on donors big and small,” he said. Taylor said to combat this, it’s important to continue supporting smaller charities, a practice that may be encouraged by the feelgood emotion that people derive from donating. It’s a feeling that psychologists
identify as a “warm glow.” According to Daniel Krupp, a postdoctoral fellow in the department of psychology, the reasons for donating can go beyond that. “One of the questions we ask is whether or not donating to charity makes you a more eligible, more interesting partner to choose,” he said. Here, a “partner” can be anyone from a romantic interest to just a friend. “One possibility is that being generous is a signal of how many resources you have,” he said. “The other possibility is that it signals how good of a partner you’ll be. He uses the example of donating 10 dollars to a charity. In one situation, you get nothing back. In the other situation, you will receive a bracelet, showing you have donated. “People will go for that bracelet,” Krupp said. “People aren’t doing this consciously.” While this doesn’t diminish the integrity of the charity, he said advertisers can use this to their advantage. So what of TOMS shoes and their ever-increasing popularity? According to Krupp, their rise to fame is due in part to the social impression they help maintain. “It’s … possible that one of the reasons why it’s a fashion statement is because it started off as … a charitable thing,” he said, “You were cool because you were wearing cool shoes that were also good for other people. Nina Butz is one of the co-chairs of Queen’s Oxfam, a campus branch of the charity which focuses on eradicating worldwide poverty. She supports Oxfam because of their work with report-based projects. It’s a practice where the charity provides the public with progress reports on their initiatives in the developing world. “People don’t like to donate if they don’t know where their money is going,” Butz, ArtSci ’14, said. “You can call that selfish … but at the end of the day it’s really going to make your [non-governmental organization] a lot more effective if you can trace where you money is going.” Butz said she admires the message that TOMS is attempting
to portray. “It’s like a walking advertisement for social justice,” she said. “Even if
it is just a ploy, [it’s] a marketing scheme that touches people’s hearts a little bit.”
Competing Campaigns According to Statistics Canada, there are over 86,000 charities in the country. Here are some of the most popular charity campaigns of the past few decades:
Started in 2004 as a movement to raise funds and awareness for mens’ health issues, Movember encourages men to grow mustaches in November, with Canadian donations going toward Prostate Cancer Canada.
The Wear Yellow Live Strong campaign and its familiar bracelets were created in 2004 by the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Since its launch, the charity has raised over $470 million towards the fight against cancer and support of its survivors.
Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF has existed since 1955 in Canada and since 1950 worldwide. It aims to support children in developing countries by providing funds for education, medicine and emergency relief, among other resources. Over 2,000 schools participate across the country during Halloween.
In July 2005, over three billion people watched 10 concerts in nine countries. The aim was to catch the G8’s attention in a call for global action against poverty. A worldwide petition was filled with over 30 million names, ending with G8’s agreement to boost aid by $50 billion.
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