Liberal MPP for Kingston and the Islands John Gerretsen (left) won the riding with 48.8 per cent of the vote last night. New Democratic Party candidate Mary Rita Holland (centre) came in second and Progressive Conservative candidate Rodger James finished third.
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Gerretsen claims fifth-straight election B y K atherine Fernandez -B lance News Editor On Oct. 6, Liberal incumbent John Gerretsen won Kingston and the Islands, securing 48.8 per cent of the popular vote. New Democratic
Party candidate Mary Rita Holland finished second with 23.7 per cent of the vote. “It’s kind of appropriate that we’re right here at Portsmouth Harbour at the Harbour restaurant,” Gerretsen said to his supporters on Thursday night. “This is just where
we started when my family and I first came over ... it’s been almost 40 years since I was first elected as a counselor, then as mayor and it started right here.” With Ontario remaining a Liberal foothold, with a minority government, Gerretsen’s
crowd of 100 supporters remained enthusiastic. The 16 year veteran MPP said in this election he faced tougher competition than ever before in this election. “It was kind of interesting,” he said to the crowd. “The last debate
that we had we all had something nice to say about one another.” Runner-up Mary Rita Holland said she felt inspired by the poll results. “It was our goal to be a strong second,” she said in her address to See Losing on page 5
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Recycling pilot project comes to Queen’s B y M eaghan Wray Assistant News Editor Alyssa Chin said although she wants to be environmentally friendly, her recycling habits are very limited on Queen’s campus. “I feel the only places I’ve ever really seen a recycling bin is … in the food area of Mac-Corry and Lazy [Scholar],” Chin, ArtSci ’12, said. “I find it hard to even try to recycle on campus.” As a citizen of Toronto and an off-campus employee, Chin said she’s used to having adequate access to recycling bins. Queen’s, she said, needs to catch up. Chin takes the bus to work and said she’s noticed the bus stop where she gets on has a large bin with separate compartments for recycling. “Maybe Queen’s is shifting to that, but they are behind the times,” she said. Recycling on campus will now expand to include the 1.1 million coffee cups and 13 metric tonnes of polystyrene previously sent to landfills each year. The initiative was launched Oct. 1. Materials including coffee cups, lids and Styrofoam can now be put in bins designated on campus for cans, glass and plastics. Materials like food wrappers, food-stained cardboard and detergent or chemical containers cannot be recycled. Adam DiSimine, AMS commissioner of the environment and sustainability, said the waste management situation at Queen’s isn’t perfect yet. “There is room for improvement. There’s an
unfortunate situation where, if there’s ever cross-contamination, then recycling becomes a little impossible,” DiSimine, ArtSci ’11, said. “Working to address that issue would probably be the next step.” Recycling is easy, but it’s a matter of making it accessible for students, DiSimine said.
“People are going to be less likely to recycle if they have to walk to three different buildings,” he said. “Our job should be to make recycling as easy as possible for them, and to really encourage them to do it.” Llynwen Osborne, waste See Program on page 5
Laval’s secret Laval Rouge et Or’s private sponsorship and recruiting tactics produce championships B y G ilbert C oyle Sports Editor
most valuable asset — has been the Vanier Cup champion four times Photo by timothy hutama in the past eight seasons. They’re Every year, Queen’s manages 13 metric tonnes of The Laval Rouge et Or’s $5 million currently the country’s top-ranked polystyrene materials and 1.1 million coffee cups. These are now recyclable. operating budget and superior football team. There are two reasons for the recruiting model will be on display when their men’s and women’s program’s success. The Rouge volleyball teams visit Queen’s for et Or have the highest operating budget in Canadian University exhibition games this weekend. Features Infocus Barring 2008, both volleyball Sport and they attract top An inside look at students Journal photographers teams have been to every national francophone athletes through who stay in Kingston for the capture election night. championship since 1998 and their links with Quebec’s CEGEP Thanksgiving. Page 8 finished last season ranked first and program — the province’s college page 3 system that students attend fourth, respectively, in Canada. Sports Laval Athletics consistently before university. Queen’s kicker Dan Village produces national champions. The Rouge et Or’s 13 varsity dialogue has broken 14 Gaels records. Their men’s soccer team has teams are treated as individual clubs An examinination of a competed at nationals six years in that operate as autonomous units page 12 culture of control at Queen’s. a row and won the championships within the Athletics framework. page 7 in 2009. Though the 13 clubs have a The cross country ski team and combined operating budget of arts postscript the golf team were both national about $5 million, only $500,000 New exhibit explores the Turkey-free Thanksgiving champions last season. The comes from the Athletics negative effects recipes use local women’s rugby team is currently department. Each club has its own of technology. ingredients. ranked third in the country. And president, board of directors and page 9 page 16 the football team — the program’s See Sound on page 12
News in brief Student wins entrepreneur award
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Emily Dimytosh, Comm ’12, was awarded the Satchu Prize by Canada’s EQuIP Meeting Top 36, a national entrepreneurial JDUC Performance Lounge 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. development program late last month. The business leadership award is the highest recognition the organization can Wednesday, Oct. 12 give to an individual member. As a year-long program, Canada’s Top Lunchtime breathing 36 challenges participants to venture meditation into a business endeavour by creating a Ban Righ Centre Noon to 12:30 p.m. mobile app. Participants are given support from Free senior entrepreneurial mentors, access to a maximum of $50,000 in funding and Thursday, Oct. 13 instruction from faculty across the globe.
— Emily Hayes
School of Religion reunites with University After a decision made at the Sept. 23 Board of Trustees meeting, the University and Queen’s School of Religion will join together. Renamed from Queen’s Theological College in 2009, the School of Religion has been split from the University since 1912. The split allowed Queen’s to receive public funding. The School of Religion currently offers courses to Queen’s undergraduates but also provides independent theological programs. The merger comes into effect in May 2012. As a result of the integration, all programs offered by the school will become part of the Arts and Sciences faculty. — Emily Hayes
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Leonard cafeteria will host a new holiday dinner on Sunday for residents who stick around for the weekend.
On campus for the holiday University adds initiatives to accomodate students who can’t go home for Thanksgiving B y J anina E nrile Assistant Features Editor Dan Rosenbaum hasn’t been home for Thanksgiving since starting at Queen’s. The men’s volleyball player will spend another holiday away from his native Hamilton for an exhibition game against the Laval Rouge et Or this weekend. “Usually a lot of guys on the team get together and get Swiss Chalet for dinner on Sunday,” Rosenbaum, ArtSci ’12, said. “We call it sad Thanksgiving.” In the past, Rosenbaum joined his roommate’s family in Kingston for Thanksgiving dinner. “I’m really fortunate to spend time with someone’s family,” he said. “Even if it isn’t my own.” This year, Queen’s created additional programming to support students who stay on campus for the holiday. Hospitality Services General Manager Jolie Manson said Leonard Cafeteria will host a formal dinner on Sunday night. “It’s a place for community,” she said. “Not just dining.” For $12.75, the cafeteria will serve typical Thanksgiving fare like turkey, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce.
a lot of “guysUsually on the team get together and get Swiss Chalet. ” —Dan Rosenbaum, men’s volleyball setter
Mandatory formal attire will give the meal a traditional family function feel, Manson said. “It’s a much more elegant dining opportunity,” she said, adding that Hospitality Services is expecting a 200-person turnout. “I’m hoping that students who have stayed for the Thanksgiving holiday get the sense that their family here at Queen’s has provided
part of what’s going on in Canada I think is an amazing experience.” Inderpreet Gil was the only one on her floor in residence over Thanksgiving last year. “It was too quiet,” she said. “Scary, almost.”
There are other “people who are farther away from home who might just want to share that holiday time here.
While most students venture off campus for the holidays, some are grounded by commitments in Kingston or the high cost of travelling home.
that experience for them,” Manson said. Staff and faculty will be allowed to join students in Leonard. Though Hospitality Services is hosting Thanksgiving dinner for the first time, the Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) has held a potluck on holiday Monday for over 30 years. The dinner is geared at international students who can’t make it home for the Thanksgiving weekend. “There are other people who are farther away from home who might just want to share that holiday time here,” Susan Anderson, QUIC assistant director, said. She said Thanksgiving is an ideal holiday for multiple groups in the school to come together because the celebration has no religious ties. “In many countries of the world, at different times, there are people who give thanks for the harvest,” Anderson said. “I don’t know that Oct. 10 has a particular meaning for everybody, but I think that the general intention of the meal
and time together has a meaning for everyone.” QUIC is planning to host 70 to 90 people at this year’s dinner. The dinner isn’t widely advertised because the fire code in their office limits an attendance of 90 people at the event. Anderson said the dinner guests bring dishes not traditionally associated with the Thanksgiving holiday. “It’s a cool extension of
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what people think Thanksgiving normally should be like,” she said. Anderson has been busy gathering fall leaves to dress the dinner table with. She said even small festive decorations help students feel more at home. “It’s really a fun time,” Anderson said. “People come and sit at this big long table and wear name tags and share their stories. “Any opportunity for people to get together and feel like they’re
— Susan Anderson, International Centre assistant director
Gil, ArtSci ’14, is from Vancouver, so a roundtrip flight home can cost over $1,000. “It’s not practical to be home,” she said. “It’s too expensive to fly back for three days.” Gil said she didn’t base her choice of university on its proximity to home. Holidays like Thanksgiving though, emphasize the distance and make her wish she had attended a university in B.C. She said she misses “the comfort of knowing you’re close to home so you can go if you want to go home.” — With files from Terra-Ann Arnone
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Survey for sexual orientation and gender identity Equity census for Queen’s employees aims to increase awareness and support for equity-seeking groups B y C atherine O wsik Assistant News Editor All Queen’s employees are now able to identify their sexual preference and gender identity on an equity census. The I Count Equity Census is distributed four times yearly to new employees. It was sent out via email on Oct. 5. The census features 12 voluntary questions regarding one’s self-designation within a group. Results of the census are used to
identify non-visible minority groups to ensure equitable treatment, said Equity Advisor Heidi Penning. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community was added to the survey this year as it’s a non-visible equity-seeking group. Under the Federal Contract Program — a program that requires the University to maintain employment equity for people self-identifying as a woman, visible minority, Aboriginal person
or as a person with a disability — people from these groups must be represented at the University proportional to the general workforce. Penning said 4,400 employees can opt to complete the voluntary survey. It doesn’t pertain to students working for the University. Penning said it’s important for everyone, not just people who identify with the five groups, to complete the census to get correct numbers.
“We’ll keep [the census] open as long as it needs to be, until we have a data set that we can confidently begin to analyze and describe,” Penning said. The census initiative began in fall 2009, created jointly by the Equity Office and the Human Resources Office. As of March 2012, the University will add the LGBT-option questions to the Student Applicant Census, distributedannuallytoincomingfirst year students. Penning said in previous years the census return rate was low. “We get anywhere between 40 to 50 per cent of students returning it,” Penning said, adding the survey was completely voluntary. AMS Social Issues Commissioner T.K. Pritchard said the student census would identify groups that weren’t attending the University, and raise questions as to why. “It will help identify barriers and as long as that’s clearly communicated to students, I don’t foresee any issues with it,”
Pritchard, ArtSci ’12, said. “One of the biggest issues with censuses is that sometimes people may think they are mandatory, and not everyone wants to identify.” Pritchard said the census made it clear that answers were voluntary. He said it would be useful to conduct a similar survey with upper-year students. “It would be useful to know who we are retaining in terms of students. Is our school uncomfortable or unsafe for certain groups of students?” he said. Currently the AMS doesn’t ask questions regarding a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. “We don’t depend on gender for hiring, there’s no real reason for knowing it,” Pritchard said. “It would be interesting for the AMS to look at employment. Are we representative of the workforce? Are we representative of students as a whole.”
“A lot people that don’t identify with [LGBT] don’t understand the day-to-day challenges that someone might face if they are afraid to disclose.”
Equity advisor Heidi Penning holds the I Count Equity Census, which aims to promote awareness of the LGBT community at Queen’s.
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— Heidi Penning, Equity Advisor
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Losing candidates intend to run again Continued from page 1
her 50 supporters at Toucan pub on Princess Street. “This proves we are building here.” The NDP have finished third in the Kingston and the Islands riding in the previous provincial elections, behind the Liberal and Progressive Conservative parties. Holland said she plans to run again in the next provincial election because she wants to provide voters with reasons to feel hopeful about politics. “So many times we’ve had elections where people are voting against something instead of for something,” she said. “That’s the message I wanted to counter. The change we’re talking about really does put people first.” Co-campaign manager Jamie Masse said Holland’s campaign had a young support-base. “We did a good job on campus and distinguished ourselves against the other campaigns,” he said.
It’s tough to go against “a guy with 35 years of
experience and he’s got 14,000 votes in his pocket.
— Rodger James, Progressive Conservative candidate
Masse added the NDP are slowly gaining momentum and that Gerretsen’s years are coming to a close. “Kingston will definitely be a targeted riding,” he said, of the next Provincial election. “If [Holland] chooses to run again, we’ll have an institutional memory.” Politics is also something that Progressive Conservative candidate Rodger James plans to pursue after winning 22.3 per cent of Kingston votes. James, who runs a financial service business, told his supporters that he expects another provincial election in the next year and a half, and that he will run again in it. “I’m going to bed and tomorrow’s a new day,” he said in his address to the crowd. “I’m going back to work tomorrow.” At its peak, about 30 supporters appeared at the local PC headquarters, though numbers started trickling out as the poll results
came in. “I’m obviously disappointed with the results,” James said. “It’s tough to go against a guy with 35 years of experience and he’s got 14,000 votes in his pocket when he wakes up in the morning.”
The change we’re talking “about really does put people first. ” — Mary Rita Holland, NDP candidate Campus Conservative leader Peter Pakalnis said the team “could have done more of everything. “We went door to door, we could have gone to more,” Pakalnis, ArtSci ’13, said. Green Party candidate Robert Kiley wished James well before the results came in. Kiley won 3.7 per cent of the votes, Photo by Corey LabLans celebrating with a crowd of 20 supporters at Green Party candidate Robert Kiley stands with supporters outside his the local Green Party headquarters. campaign oﬃce on Thursday night. “I didn’t get to say goodbye to John [before the results came in], but I gave Mary Rita and Rodger a hug,” he said. “Politics can be positive with a healthy difference.” Kiley said he would run again in the future. “The battle doesn’t end,” Kiley, B.Ed. ’12, ,said. “The issues we brought are things we must champion in our lives.” • Liberal Party: John Gerretsen - 21,040 votes, 48.8% For now, he plans to finish his teaching degree at Queen’s. During the rigorous • New Democratic Party: Mary Rita Holland - 10,229 votes, 23.7% campaign period, Kiley said he felt the impact on his study habits. “I finished two assignments in one night • Progressive Conservative Party: Rodger James - 9,613 votes, 22.3% after the debate, and I’ve done assignments five minutes before they’re due,” he said. • Green Party: Robert Kiley - 1,590 votes, 3.7% “I only missed two classes, but I usually -sleep more.” • Family Coalition Party of Ontario: David Caracciolo - 359 votes, 0.8% Kiley said despite having different ideologies than the other candidates, it was • Ontario Libertarian Party: Jamie Shaw - 120 votes, 0.3% still possible to build relationships with them.
UnOFFICIAL ResULTs FOR KInGsTOn And THe IsLAnds
-- With files from Alyssa Ashton, Caitlin Choi, Gilbert Coyle, Benjamin Deans, Jessica Fishbein, Brendan Monahan, Catherine Owsik and Meaghan Wray
coordinator at Physical Plant Services, told the Journal via email that the new initiative has been introduced to offer another waste diversion opportunity for the University. An increase has been applied to the Queen’s recycling fees, but Osborne said she can’t release any numbers.
people are going to be less “likely to recycle if they have to walk to three different buildings. ” — Adam DiSimine, AMS commissioner of environment and sustainability
“It’s hoped that campus users who aren’t using reusable mugs will consider recycling one-time use or to-go coffee cups that they’re purchasing from campus food retail vendors rather than adding them to the waste stream,” she said. On-campus vendor Tim Horton’s will give a 10-cent discount on their beverages served in travel containers. The program is reliant on cooperation
• People First Republic Party of Ontario: David Best - 57 votes, 0.1%
The above results are accurate as of 2 a.m. on Oct. 7. —Source: Elections Ontario
Program not perfected Continued from page 1
• Freedom Party of Ontario: Paul Busch - 73 votes, 0.2%
from students and other campus users, Osborne said. “If everyone takes a moment to think about what the appropriate stream is for an item and then disposes of it or recycles it accordingly, then the diversion programs work,” she said. Osborne said individuals as well as student groups, like the AMS, the Society of Graduate and Professional Students and Main Campus Residence Council, have been involved in the planning stages in the past year. “I’m hoping to collaborate with these students about ways to reach out to the student population,” she said. Osborne said Physical Plant Services is always investigating new diversion options. “One area of opportunity we’re currently exploring is expanding our organics diversion program to include some staff lounge areas and front-of-house retail food spaces,” she said. — With files from Savoula Stylianou
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Timothy Hutama Simona Markovik Friday, October 7, 2011 • Issue 12 • Volume 139 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 © 2011 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 13 of Volume 139 will be published on Friday, October 14, 2011.
A tax places the onus on the individual to make healthy choices, promoting a sense of urgency.
Fat tax sets healthy standard D
enmark recently placed a tax on foods with at least 2.3 per cent saturated fat. It’s a policy that Canada should consider implementing. The cost of the tax amounts to $3 per kilogram of saturated fat, reported the Globe and Mail on Oct. 2. Canada has few measures in place to ensure healthy eating. A 2010 Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development report stated that Canada’s obesity rate is 25 per cent, two out of three adult men are overweight and the report predicts the number will continue to rise. There are limited resources in Canada’s public health-care system. Obesity has links to conditions including diabetes, strokes and certain types of cancer — all of which require expensive treatments. The province of Ontario spent nearly $45 billion on healthcare in the 2010-11 year out of a total expenditure of $122.9 billion. It’s an extremely high figure and steps need to be taken to reduce it. Preventative measures are a logical step to foster good health while cutting health-care costs. In the same way that alcohol and cigarettes are subject to excise
taxes, so should the purchase of unhealthy foods. A tax places the onus on the individual to make healthy choices, promoting a sense of urgency. Unhealthy foods are generally perceived as less expensive and consequently accessible to all, regardless of socio-economic status. While eating healthily doesn’t need to be expensive, it remains to be seen whether or not those most vulnerable will be hurt by this tax. It’s one possible downside
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a real job. Is the plan just to figure things out as they come? If these young adults are so ready for the real world, why haven’t they tested themselves before jumping into the biggest decision of their lives so far? And what about the formative career-building years that typically atherine follow university? How will the ernandez lance appendage of a spouse impact a commitment that deserves full concentration? Perhaps trashy teen TV is to blame for poisoning our impressionable minds. Shows like The Secret Life of the American Teenager and more recently Gossip Girl, advocate for the fairy tale s my fourth school year hit weddings of barely-legals, all in the in September, a startling name of true love. Marriage is seen as the ultimate theme began appearing on my commitment, but the inseparable Facebook newsfeed. Distant friends and nature of it makes it a weighty acquaintances took a plunge, sacrifice as well. There’s also the insurmountable decided to settle early and got reality that 37.7 per cent of engaged. I cringed. At 21, I remain unconvinced Canadian first marriages end that marriage is a solid option for in divorce before the 30 year even the most love-struck couples, anniversary. With statistics like that, but watching my peers so quickly why is this institutionalized rite of accept a lifetime of commitment passage something anyone would want to rush into? irked me at a deeper level. If you’re young, in love and Visions of mortgages, couples’ Christmas cards and children engaged, I commend you for stormed into my head as I pictured having a plan and for having the reality that is supposed to be a genuine pride in settling at an lifetime of happiness. early age. How can young 20-somethings But, our early twenties should possibly know they’ll never want to be a time of exploration. We should be sharing our most outrageous have other partners again? It’s naive to assume that backpacking stories with friends an undergraduate degree over a box of pizza; we should means anyone is ready for be taking chances and jumping into new jobs, new activities and full-fledged adulthood. Some of my soon-to-be-wed new relationships. We have the rest of our lives to friends are still living on daddy’s dollar and others have never had settle, so why rush?
that needs to be combated with education. Many people are largely ignorant in issues of healthy eating, and a critical eye regarding food and nutrition needs to be engrained into the general public. Denmark plans to reinvest the tax’s revenue into fighting a climbing obesity rate, although plans aren’t fully formed. Measures should include advertisement, a public education campaign and possibly even a subsidy for the cost
of natural, healthy foods. A fat tax is a soft measure that won’t be the solution to rising rates of obesity. The tax doesn’t restrict purchases, but tries to encourage healthier alternatives by making them more financially desirable. Obesity is a complex and multi-faceted issue that requires a dynamic approach and implementing a tax on fatty foods is a worthwhile step in combating the problem.
Lost in alienation O
ver the course of last reality of political campaigns and weekend, Brampton-West the Conservatives aren’t the only Progressive Conservative candidate party guilty of exaggerating an issue Ben Shenouda circulated a flyer to call into question the character that critics have called homophobic of a politician. Earlier in the provincial election, and offensive. An Oct. 4 Globe and Mail the Liberals ran a TV ad aimed at article reported the poster featured Hudak. A narrator read, “Hudak quotes from news articles on the treats us like dolts ... like chumps. scrapped Liberal sex education His plan is a scam. Financial fiction,” plan for elementary and as various shots of Hudak’s face drifted in and out of focus. The secondary schools. The quotes used in the flyer Liberals also attacked NDP leader were taken out of context and don’t Andrea Horwath, referring to her accurately reflect the proposed plan. as the “new Mike Harris.” What’s particularly unfair about The flyer accuses the Liberals of wanting to institute a plan that the flyer circulated by Shenouda is includes teaching children to cross that it isn’t targeted solely at political dress and celebrating Valentine’s figures. It catches the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Day with a kissing booth. The quote featured prominently Questioning (LGBTQ) community at the top of the poster was from a in its crossfire. The flyer takes aim at those CTV report and read, “McGuinty of purposefully ‘keeping parents who aren’t heterosexual or gendered and in the dark’ about what is being normatively taught in schools” — a sentence implies that they represent fragment that robs the statement of deviant behaviour. It seems the flyer was the its context and complete meaning. Ontario’s PC leader Tim Hudak result of a cost-benefit analysis told the Globe he stands behind that determined the LGBTQ Shenouda’s decision to circulate community was smaller than those the flyer, and wants to draw more with socially conservative values, and therefore insignificant to the attention to the past Liberal plan. As elections loom, it’s only PC Party. Because the vehicle of delivery natural that parties increase their efforts to sway any uncommitted was too offensive, any issues raised voters, but the flyer was a tasteless by the flyer are overshadowed. It’s unfortunate that attempt to sensationalize a now-dead issue. It was a sensationalism was prized over bid to capitalize on socially substance and that a community conservative values by being was caught in the middle. deliberately misleading. Attack ads are an unfortunate
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University, not kindergarten
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Culture of control will impede quality of Queen’s education if left unchecked
J esse Waslowski , A rt S ci ’13 Why are you at university? Universities exist to foster free, critical thinking and an unwillingness to accept unwarranted or unreasonable directives. It’s reasonable that the above factors be mitigated by various sets of rules designed to set purposeful goals and preserve students’ safety. I’ll call these rules and the ensuing culture they create “schooling.” Unfortunately, there’s a darker side to schooling that I find deeply concerning. Consider this year’s frosh concert. Despite being an overall well-executed event, I was dismayed at the way frosh and other concert attendees were treated in select circumstances. As the concert finished, student constables and volunteers — myself among them — were asked to line up outside the gates in order to block the road in one direction between Clark Hall and the Miller parking lot, in the direction of Union Street. The idea was to encourage frosh to walk in the general direction of
their residences and away from the student houses surrounding Queen’s campus — not to mention all of the other places where students could wander while remaining on campus. Far from an act of kindness, this line of volunteers was a show of force and authority. The volunteers should have been instructed to show students the way towards the residencies by spreading volunteers out between Clark Hall and University Avenue by Grant Hall. It’s a route that many first-year students weren’t familiar with, and one that could be particularly difficult to navigate late at night. A trail of volunteers all the way to University Avenue would have given more certainty to individuals who didn’t know their way back while allowing free adults to wander where they pleased within legal limits. Instead of instructing volunteers to organize in this fashion, the way we were told to behave created tension between event organizers and students. In fact, one particular person felt threatened enough to shove me as he passed. I would have been upset with him had I not agreed with his sentiment. Unfortunately, schooling, in the meaning outlined above, has permeated many aspects of
our university. This year’s Frosh Week was the first year alcohol was completely prohibited from Queen’s residences. The ban implicated all first-year students — even those aged 19 or older. According to Dean of Student Affairs Ann Tierney’s Sept. 16 op-ed in the Journal, the administration believes the alcohol ban contributed to a safer and more positive orientation week experience for students. But isn’t this just another example of schooling? I would prefer that first years feel safe and comfortable drinking in residence — particularly if they are legally of age to do so — rather than feel the need to sneak around behind the administration’s back. The ban simply moved first-year alcohol consumption off-campus. Queen’s divorced itself from the real issue at hand and, as such, failed to set the conditions that would allow drinking habits to form more casually in an environment prepared with safeguards like the Campus Observation Room (COR). Schooling exists at the most basic levels of the education system — and rightly so. In fact, the main focus of education at the preschool and kindergarten levels is schooling.
In kindergarten, the primary goal of playing with blocks, an otherwise educational activity, is that the blocks are meant to be shared. Likewise, the teaching of the alphabet is designed, at least in part, to introduce children not only to basic written English but also to the idea of sitting still, listening to a speaker and following directives from an authority figure. We accept these notions because it’s understood by educators that young children need a clear set of rules and parameters in order to thrive. This is not the case with university students. In fact, I would argue that a culture of schooling, when left unchecked, can impede students’ ability to learn and engage critically with their environment. Increasingly, post-secondary schools are looking a lot more like kindergarten classrooms — and it’s hurting our education. We are not at schools beyond the secondary level. We are at post-secondary schools. It’s time our educational institutions started post-schooling. The above opinions are my own and are in no way reflective of the views of ASUS or my commission.
made comprehensive offers to the Palestinians which gave almost 100 per cent of the West bank, all of Gaza with East Jerusalem as its capital. This was rejected first by Arafat then Abbas. In 2000 and 2005, Israel withdrew unilaterally from South Lebanon and Gaza respectively, for peace. Both regions have since served as bases of terror. Today, Israel is naturally wary about the consequences of unilaterally withdrawing from land without first negotiating and securing peace. Aziz claims Israel is an obstacle to peace, but cannot advance an example of Palestinian efforts toward peace, and with reason. Abbas outrightly rejects recognition of a Jewish state. He has formed a unity government with the terror group Hamas. He has not lived up to his committments of restraining from incitement in school textbooks and the media. The Arab spring should indeed come to Palestinians. However, it should be accompanied with peace, recognition and negotiations with Israel.
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Letters to the editor Against Palestinian statehood bid Re: “In defence of statehood bid” (Oct. 4, 2011). Dear Editors, Although Omer Aziz neatly lays the burden of a failed peace process on Israel, his analysis is problematic as it fails to address some fundamental issues, such as the history of Palestinian rejectionism, most recently exemplified by the Palestinian UN gambit this past month. The United States does not oppose the UN gambit because of a Jewish lobby, as Aziz suggests. Do Arab countries and Europe support Palestinians because of an Arab lobby? Introducing conspiracy theories and quoting John Mearsheimer, who recently endorsed a book on Holocaust denial, only serves to cast aspersions on Aziz, not Israel. The United States opposes the unilateral declaration because it understands that in going to the UN, the Palestinian leadership is violating previous international agreements, avoiding recognition of Israel and negotiations with the Jewish state. The UN bid is the latest
manifestation of a history of Palestinian rejectionism that is too often ignored. The issue is not the creation of a Palestinian state but the intolerance of a Jewish one. Arabs rejected the UN Partition Plan of 1947 and went to war with Israel in 1948 and again in 1956, 1967 and 1973. In an interesting take on history at complete odds with the historical record, Aziz claims the West bank and Gaza were seized by force by Israel in 1967. Israel in fact repelled, not instigated, the united Arab attack on the State of Israel and captured the West Bank and Gaza in a defensive war. Importantly, this Arab military defeat led to the “the 3 No’s” of the Arab Summit Khartoum Conference of 1967: No peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel and no negotiations with Israel. That is, any attempt by Israel to exchange land for peace with the Palestinians subsequent to the war, as has been successfully accomplished with Egypt and Jordan, was rejected. Today, Abbas brazenly demands a unilateral return to the 1949 armistice lines that were drawn as a result of going to war against Israel repeatedly, without offering negotiations, peace or recognition of Israel in return. In 2000, 2001 and 2008 Israel
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In 2009, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a 10-month freeze on all settlement construction in the West Bank. This was an uprecedented attempt to restart negotiations with the Palestinian Authority. The Palestinians didn’t respond, as the freeze failed to include the suburban settlements around East Jerusalem. Jerusalem is Israel’s capital, reunited during the six-day war when Israel liberated the other half of the city from Jordanian rule in a war of self-defense. Abbas has two preconditions for negotiation with Israel: freeze settlements, including East Jerusalem, or recognize Palestine on pre-1967 lines with East Jerusalem as its capital. Either way, the problem hinders on Jerusalem. Netanyahu won’t freeze settlements again after the 2009 disappointment. Further, he can’t recognize pre-1967 lines without losing bargaining power on security. Security is of great importance to Israelis who live in areas susceptible to attack. Iran supplies weapons to radical groups targeting Israel, and Rockets fired from the Judean hills in the West Bank could hit Ben Gurion airport, Israel’s only
international airport. Any agreement must involve Palestinian accommodation for Israel’s security. Israel’s options include controlling key mountaintops, demilitarizing Palestine or controlling airspace over Palestine. Recognizing pre-1967 lines before negotiations limits the possibility of bargaining the mountaintops for airspace or mountaintops for a demilitarized Palestine. If preconditions are structured so Israel can’t attain its goals in a peace, why negotiate? The UN declaration is unproductive. It is an attempt to bypass negotiations and avoid compromising with the goals of Israelis. Abbas should drop his preconditions and enter negotiations. On Sept. 14 a reporter asked Palestinian ambassador to the U.S. Maen Areikat whether Jews could live in an independent Palestinian state. He said, “I think it will be in the best interests of the two peoples to be separated.” After 44 years, do we really want religious intolerance returning to Jerusalem? Alexander Rotman, ArtSci ’13 President, Queen’s Israel on Campus
Kingston stays red Journal photographers Justin Chin, Timothy Hutama, Corey Lablans and Simona Markovik were out on Thursday night to cover the provincial elections.
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Technology Arts tie-down Abbas Akhavan’s Correspondences explores the danger modern technology poses to relationships B y A lbane D eloule Contributor A stuffed pigeon tied to a brick, a message in a bottle and a photograph of smoke signals are the only items in Abbas Akhavan’s Correspondences, on display at Modern Fuel. The dead pigeon is a morbid, yet effective, allegory for modern communication’s effect on relationships before phones, internet or Twitter even existed. “Communication can also be the means of destruction and annihilation,” Akhavan says in his artist statement. The bird, the bottle and the photo are half of the exhibit. A TV screen with a video on loop is at the opposite side of the expansive white gallery. The scene on the screen is a hectic street with people running to see a firework display. When they arrive, the noise is so loud it’s like bombs. You want to flee the gallery.
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Thankfully the noise subsides. But with the silence comes confusion. The sounds of bombs seem to hit at the destructive capabilities of modern communication, but there’s no clear message. Akhavan produced Correspondences during a one-month residency as a working artist at Stratagem Pacific Consulting in 2006. The conflict resolution firm in Vancouver commissioned the piece to be displayed in their offices. This exhibit attempts to awaken an over-connected generation to the dangers of modern technology. But the result is weak. The gallery looks sparse, like something was forgotten, and the lack of explanation leaves the viewer floundering. Correspondences is at Modern Fuel until Oct. 29.
One half of the exhibit is a glass case containing a picture of smoke signals, a message in a bottle and a dead pigeon tied to a brick.
Pushing sound boundaries The eclectic indie quartet Braids isn’t afraid of change and is thankful for the fans that follow them
A new Fortune After tour stops in Little Rock and Dallas, Dan Mangan returns to Eastern Canada armed with a new album and a new sound.
Desperate times David Mamet’s Tony award-winning play Glengarry Glen Ross comes to Kingston telling the tale of four Chicago real estate agents who resort to illegal activity to sell property.
Bilingual base Montreal-based Malajube discusses how their french lyrics have become popular to English fans across the globe.
A return to romance Jill Barber continues her theme of writing albums describing the many stages of love with the release of Mischievous Moon.
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The quartet was friends at Western Canada High School in Calgary, where the idea for Braids bloomed over a blueberry muffin in the school’s cafeteria.
B y K atherine Fernandez -B lance News Editor It’s not often that an eclectic indie-folk quartet admits a common affection for a mainstream rapper, but for Montreal-based Braids, variety is part of the creative process.
“It’s definitely very funny when we’re in the van and we turn on the rap music,” Raphaelle Standell-Preston, lead vocalist of the group, said. “We like Dr. Dre a lot.” Standell-Preston met Austin Tufts in a middle school long jump pit in their native Calgary. The two became best friends and met
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fellow band members Katie Lee and Taylor Smith in high school, where they formed the band. “Sometimes we fight like brothers and sisters,” she said. “But we also love like brothers and sisters.” Since the release of their debut album Native Speaker in January, the band has steadily
gained acclaim. “I think being so comfortable with each other allows us to really push boundaries,” she said. “It’s almost like we have four brains working at once.” It’s emotional music that attracts the band, she said, regardless of the genre or the artist. As Braids’ musical interests have diversified, their sound has warmed into a definitive brand. “We’ve gone through a lot of different stages,” Standell-Preston said as she outlined the group’s evolution from folk to “the most extreme effects.” The first single of their album, “Lemonade,” provided the inspiration for Native Speaker’s sound. “I think ‘Lemonade’ really was the first song that was compositionally very sound,” she said. “We were so proud of our song that we kept trying to write in that vein.” Now with a fervent fan base, and a Polaris Music Prize short list nomination under their belt, Standell-Preston is adamant that she wants to make a life out of the band. “I think the music we make is good, and I think it’s going to be important for people,” she said. “It feels great. We’re all very, very honoured that people are digging See Electronic on page 11
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Lovers talk We Were Lovers reveals plans for their new album B y c aitlin c hoi Assistant Arts Editor The self-managed band We Were Lovers gets a little hometown help. Last month, they received a $10,000 grant from Rawlco Radio, a local radio station in their hometown of Saskatoon. Vocalist and keyboardist Elsa Gebremichael said the money would go towards recording their upcoming album. The $10,000 came out of Project 10K20, Rawlco’s $1 million initiative supporting independant musicians across the province. The station awarded 20 artists with the prize — $10,000 every year for four years.
less of a rock and “rollIt’sshow and more of a refined pop, dance, party vibe. ” — Elsa Gebremichael, vocalist and keyboardist of We Were Lovers
“Unfortunately, we still have to work to keep the bills paid,” Gebremichael said. “That’s the goal though, to be able to devote a hundred percent of our time to our music.” Gebremichael and bandmate Ash Lamothe both work at Saskatoon’s Royal University
Hospital in Saskatoon. The pop-rock duo recorded a self-titled EP with New York producer Chris Coady last year, after which they decided to self-produce their debut album. Despite being incredibly grateful for Rawlco’s support, Gebremichael said the extra money hasn’t changed their decision. “We don’t need a high budget studio with a lot of money behind us,” Gebremichael said. “We still want to stick with doing it ourselves.” While on tour this month, the band plans to record in unconventional places, like barns and open fields. Their full-length debut is set for release in spring 2012. Gebremichael said the album has a new upbeat sound. Songs destined for their new album will Supplied be previewed on their tour that Despite just starting their new tour, We Were Lovers is no stranger to the stage. The band has opened for starts today in Winnipeg, and the Arkells, Mother Mother and Tegan and Sara. documented for posts on their Myspace and Facebook pages. the mix and we would jam those romantically involved. connected musically but I just “I think it’s probably changed feel like the fact that we’re in a Originally a six-person line-up, out. Whereas now that it’s just the We Were Lovers has shortened two of us we can pay attention to for the better,” Gebremichael relationship enhances the ability said. “Imagine being with the to be a hundred percent honest its roster to two. According to more detail.” We Were Lovers split because person that you truly care about with each other and not hold Gebremichael, the biggest difference with the two-person set of members’ families and and that you love as girlfriend or anything back.” personal commitments that took boyfriend, husband or wife, and up is their songwriting. “It’s less of a rock and roll show priority over the band. However, being able to do what you love to We Were Lovers play the Mansion on and more of a refined pop, dance, Gebremichael said there is a do with that person, it’s kind of the Oct. 13 at 9 p.m. party vibe,” Gebremichael said. positive aspect to the departures. perfect scenario. “Music wise, we’ve always “[Before] there were more ideas in Gebremichael and Lamothe are
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Unexpected versatility Dan Mangan’s newest album release, Oh Fortune, is a clear departure from the folk sound that brought him acclaim
Arts & Crafts released Oh Fortune on Sept. 27.
S eBaStian r yde Contributor It’s been two years since the release of Dan Mangan’s breakout record Nice, Nice, Very Nice — an album that landed him a Polaris Music Prize short list nomination. With his new album Oh Fortune, the
Vancouver native steps away from the folk sound that brought him critical acclaim. The singer-songwriter is known as a no frills solo artist armed only with a deep voice and an acoustic guitar. But, with Oh Fortune, he makes full use of a backing band. From the strings on opening track “About As Helpful As You Can Be Without Being Any Help At All,” to the trumpet solo on “Jeopardy,” Mangan adopts a more symphonic sound. While 2005’s Postcards & Daydreaming and 2009’s Nice, Nice, Very Nice are fairly homogeneous and folk-based, Oh Fortune is more difficult to pigeonhole. What makes Oh Fortune one of the most interesting releases this year is the different direction of each song. “Post-War Blues” is a highlight, pushing the album into rock
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territory with guitar-solo frenzies. The next track, “If I Am Dead,” reels back into familiar folk for long-time fans. Although the uplifting orchestra suggests otherwise, Oh Fortune is a lyrically dark affair — ranging from matters of post-war depression to Mangan’s own struggles with death. Oh Fortune is a departure from Mangan’s earlier style, but long-time fans shouldn’t worry. Supplied by Marc riMMer The atmosphere may have After high school, Braids took a year oﬀ to practice, changed, but the characteristics using member Taylor Smith’s garage as a rehersal space. To make up for the associated with Mangan’s previous cold space, Smith’s parents bought the band fingerless gloves for Christmas. efforts are there. The warm voice and the lyrics still carry the songs. This time around, it’s just in different packaging.
Dan Mangan plays Sydenham United Church on Oct. 15.
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our music.” The band is set to begin recording again in January. Right now the focus is on creating a more electronic sound. “I feel like we can go a lot of different places that perhaps we wouldn’t go alone,” she said. “[Electronic music] gets your mind thinking in a different way.” Despite being a young artist, Standell-Preston already has a long list of people to thank from her home in Calgary.
“It’s so important as a young artist to have support from your parents,” she said. “It definitely gives you the confidence that can sometimes take a lifetime to achieve. “The fact that we found support from the community that doesn’t really have a lot of roots in collective indie rock music, and is also a very conservative city, is a really wonderful thing for us.” Braids plays at the Grad Club on Oct. 11 at 10 p.m.
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Queen’s kicker Dan Village broke the Gaels’ all-time field goal record with his 48th last week against the University of Toronto Varsity Blues.
Queen’s kicker keeps converting Fifth-year kicker Dan Village, a starter since 2007, has broken 14 Queen’s football records B y B enjamin D eans Assistant Sports Editor Dan Village wanted to be a soccer player. But when he broke his leg and was cut from his high school soccer team, Village pursued a football career that’s seen him
break 14 Queen’s records. He became the Gaels’ all-time field goal leader during Saturday’s 13-6 win over the University of Toronto Varsity Blues with his 48th field goal. “I tried out [for football] more for a joke,” Village said.
He joined the junior football Former Montreal Alouettes team at W.J. Mouat Secondary kicker Don Sweet, who lived a School in Abbotsford, B.C. when block away from Village in he was in Grade 10 in 2002. Abbotsford, began coaching the After only two practices with the younger athlete soon after the title. junior squad, he was bumped After high school, Village chose to the senior team and won a Queen’s where Gaels kicker Ryan provincial championship. Elger was playing in his last year
of eligibility. “I actually thought I would start in first year,” he said. Village got his first start in 2007 after a year on the Gaels’ practice squad. In his first season as a starter, Village set the record See I’m on page 15
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head of fundraising to seek out private sponsorship. “These people are often businessmen and businesswomen who have an entrepreneurial attitude,” Laval Athletics director Gilles Lépine said. Other schools are noticing. Lépine said representatives from eight other Canadian university programs have visited Quebec City to examine the model over the past two years. Queen’s Athletics director Leslie Dal Cin visited the campus in August. The Rouge et Or’s push for private funding began in the 1980s, when the university was suffering a financial deficit. At that point, they didn’t even have a football team. The Athletics program decided community sponsorship was the only way to keep their varsity teams. “We told the community ‘if you want to have these sports, you have to put money on the table. If not, we have to cut them,’ ” Lépine said. “And it worked.” The Rouge et Or spoke to Jacques Tanguay — a high-profile Quebec City businessman and Laval alumnus who secured deals with several corporate sponsors and helped create the Rouge et Or football program in 1995. They won their first Vanier Cup within five years. Lépine said the Rouge et Or are the most popular university for Quebec athletes because Laval is the biggest French-speaking school in the province, giving them an advantage over English-based schools like McGill and Concordia. “French-speaking athletes are more likely to go to French-speaking universities,”
Lépine said, adding about 90 per cent of his athletes come from CEGEP schools. “We’re on really good conditions with athletic directors from CEGEP,” he said. “We have a direct link with them.” Lépine said first-year men’s volleyball player Tommy Belzile — who’ll be making his Rouge et Or debut in Kingston against the Gaels this weekend — is a perfect example of how Laval has established direct networks with CEGEP schools to attract Quebec’s top high school prospects. Belzile went to CEGEP Limoilou in Quebec City before attending Laval. “He’s from Trois-Rivieres and he was looking to play at a good level,” Lépine said. “He went to Limoilou and now he’s entering the Rouge et Or program. It’s exactly the process.” Queen’s men’s volleyball head coach Brenda Willis said Quebec college players are older and more mature than players coming out of high school. “Athletes can leave in Grade 11, go to CEGEP and play in the Canadian college system for up to three years without losing eligibility,” she said, adding that CEGEP athletes tend to be “competitively seasoned before they get to the Laval program.” Queen’s football head coach Pat Sheahan said the Rouge et Or football team benefits from being the most high-profile sports team in Quebec City, which has a population of about 700,000. “When you have a bigger community and no major professional teams, you pull those sponsorship dollars,” he said. “The biggest show in town is amateur sports and they’re reaping
The Laval Rouge et Or football team have won four of the past eight Vanier Cups and are currently ranked first in Canada.
the benefits.” The Rouge et Or football team’s operating budget is over $2 million, most of which comes from private sponsorship. According to Lépine, the Rouge et Or use the football team’s popularity with sponsors to benefit other sports programs. Lépine maintains a policy stipulating that sponsors of the football team must also sponsor all other Laval sports. Laval’s student-athletes make up the 400 volunteers who work home football games. Instead of paying the students, Athletics funnels the profits into their teams. “It’s intimidated a lot of
programs,” Sheahan said. “Their whole approach to marketing and sponsorship is … so far ahead of everybody else in terms of how to make money through your football program.” Sheahan said the Rouge et Or football program has taken an active role in CEGEP football to ensure they’ll be getting top recruits. He added that Laval has been instrumental in the creation of CEGEP football programs. “They’ve gone in and helped them secure equipment and they’ve got their graduates in there working as coaches,” Sheahan said.
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Sheahan sent sports marketing experts and football alumni to Quebec City to study the program and seek advice from Laval staff last year. While the Rouge et Or have five full-time coaches, 8,000 season ticket holders and hold spring training camp in Florida every year, the Gaels have two full-time coaches and conduct spring camp on Tindall field. “They have a lot that people should be trying to emulate,” Sheahan said. “But they also have a lot that’s almost impossible to emulate.”
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Learning experience at Lehigh Strong start for women
Cross country team deals with different race distances and larger crowds in Pennsylvannia last weekend Women’s rowing starts B y a nanD s RiVasTaVa left and it was a bit harder to stretch There were 382 runners in the men’s season with two medals Staff Writer
The cross country team faced more runners and different distances in American competition at Lehigh University’s Paul Short Run last weekend in Bethlehem, Pa. While Ontario competition is usually a 10-kilometre men’s run and a five-kilometre women’s run, the Lehigh race was eight kilometres for men and six for women. “Usually we save enough energy for the last kilometre and then just do it,” said Stephanie Hulse, who finished 49th to lead the Queen’s women to a 12th-place overall finish. “This time there was another kilometre
our energy.” Clay Patterson was the fastest runner for the 10th-place men’s team, finishing 28th overall.
We know we can count on those guys.
— Oliver Hatheway, cross country captain “It was a different environment and a completely different way of racing down there,” Hulse said. “It was a bigger field of runners and everyone was really intense … it was a great experience just to be running.”
Over 350 people raced in Lehigh University’s Paul Short Run in Bethlehem, Pa. last weekend.
event at Lehigh and 386 in the women’s race. The Queen’s men’s team captain Oliver Hatheway said the Gaels prepared themselves for the larger crowd. “Our main goal going in was to practice handling ourselves in a bigger pack and dealing with the excitement of bigger crowds,” he said. “For the most part we were able to take away what we wanted.” Saturday’s race was the third-straight weekend the men’s team didn’t use their toptiered runners. Jeff Costen and Jeff Archer returned from injury, but didn’t run with the Gaels’ best team. Hatheway said the absences See Eighth on page 15
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B y Kye a nDReOPOULOs Contributor The women’s rowing team finished their first regatta of the season with a seven-medal performance last weekend. The women’s lightweight and heavyweight eight-person boats earned first- and second-place finishes respectively, despite high winds in Peterborough at Head of the Trent competition. “[We] recently added a lot of new members,” Gaels rower Elise Hoffman said. “It shows that we can keep up with older and more experienced crews.” The Queen’s men’s team wasn’t as successful. They were unable to repeat their 10-medal performance at the Head of the Rideau regatta in Ottawa on Sept. 25, earning only four medals at Head of the Trent. The lightweight four and the lightweight double both finished second, while the lightweight and heavyweight eight-man boats finished third. Men’s squads from the Western Mustangs and the Brock Badgers — teams that were absent at the Head of the Rideau — posted first-place finishes in five races in Peterborough. “Brock and Western had a really strong showing,” Gaels rower Rami Maassarani said. “We’re going to have to put in a lot of work to catch up.” The rowing team will compete at the Brock Invitational in St. Catherines next weekend, where they’ll switch from head racing to sprint racing. Head races use a narrow, winding course, with boats starting at 15-second intervals. Boats try to catch up with crews ahead of them and avoid being caught by teams behind them. Sprint races are straight two-kilometre races with a simultaneous start.
Second win against Ottawa Women’s soccer defeats the Ottawa Gee-Gees 3-2 on Wednesday night B y B enjamin D eans Assistant Sports Editor The women’s soccer team consolidated their lead in the OUA East division with a 3-2 away win over the second-place Ottawa Gee-Gees on Wednesday night. The Gaels improve to 9-0-1 while the Gee-Gees drop to 8-3-1. Wednesday’s win over Ottawa was the second of the season for the Gaels, who beat the Gee-Gees 1-0 on Sept. 10. “It’s a huge motivator for the team to be able to pull off two wins against Ottawa this season,” forward Jackie Tessier said.
The Gee-Gees beat the Gaels twice last season. Tessier and Gee-Gees forward Elisabeth Wong scored two goals each in the first 20 minutes on Wednesday. The score remained 2-2 until rookie defender Jessie De Boer scored the Gaels’ game-winner in the 54th minute. Tessier is in a three-way tie for top scorer in the OUA with eight goals. She led the CIS last season with 18 goals. “I don’t think it’s that big a deal,” she said. “We’re expected to put the ball in the net.” Head coach Dave McDowell said Tessier is on track to beat last season’s statistics.
“We’ve asked her to focus a little more on technique in front of the net and a little less on power,” he said. “She’s been doing that and been a little more successful.” The team heads to Toronto this weekend for a rematch with the Toronto Varsity Blues — who tied the Gaels earlier this season to tarnish their undefeated schedule — and the 4-5-1 Ryerson Rams. McDowell said it will be important not to take any game for granted. “We’re not really thinking about the playoffs,” McDowell said. “A lot can happen in the next three weeks.”
Striker Jackie Tessier has eight goals so far this season.
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potentially pursue a professional career after he graduates. “You never know with professional football,” he said. “Sometimes, you just got to keep yourself in shape … and then a need comes up and then you’re the best one available.” Over the past two summers, Village attended tryouts with the Canadian Football League’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Calgary Stampeders. Village
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weekend — outside hitter Bryan Fautley has a fractured vertebrae and setter Dan Rosenbaum is out with undiagnosed hip issues. The Gaels play the Varsity Reds at 6 p.m. on Oct. 14. All games will be played at the ARC.
Canada’s top university volleyball teams will compete at Queen’s next week for the — Ben Deans Coast-to-Coast Classic as a prelude to the national championships at Queen’s in March. Women’s hockey wins Men’s head coach Brenda Willis season opener said the tournament will help prepare her team for the pressures of nationals. The women’s hockey team started The visiting teams are the their season with a 2-1 win over University of Alberta Golden Bears, the Brock Badgers in St. Catherines the University of Calgary Dinos, on Thursday night. the McMaster Marauders, the Winger Alex Cieslowski and University of Montreal Carabins, centre Morgan McHaffie both the University of New Brunswick scored for the Gaels. Goalkeeper Varsity Reds, the University of Karissa Savage made 28 saves, with British Columbia Thunderbirds 13 coming in the third period. and the Western Mustangs. The Gaels travel to face the Alberta, Calgary, McMaster Guelph Gryphons on Friday in a and New Brunswick competed at rematch of last season’s OUA finals, nationals last season. which the Gaels won in two games. Two important fifth-year players will be absent next — Ben Deans
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put an asterisk on the eighth-place finish at Lehigh. “We haven’t fielded our A squad, so we’re looking at a more focused level, at how individual races went,” he said. Patterson’s finish means the men’s team has had a different top performer in each of the past three races. “We’re thinking we have three or four guys that can go out on any given day and win for our team,” Hatheway said. ‘We know we can count on those guys.” The cross country team will compete in the Guelph Open on Oct. 15.
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received positive feedback on his technique, but scouting reps said the kicker needs to add the muscle to add 10 yards to his kickoffs. “[Village] needs to finish up with another great year and then decide for himself whether he wants to chase that professional opportunity,” Sheahan said. “He’s got some great credentials for a long and successful career in sport, in recreation and in teaching.”
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for both kickoff yards and touchdown conversions in October 2008. During the Gaels’ Vanier Cup-winning 2009 season, Village made 12 of 13 field goals, setting a Queen’s record for the highest completion percentage in a season. In 2010, he became the Queen’s all-time leading scorer. Despite the accolades, Village said he’s not obnoxious in the locker room. “I’m not so much the rah-rah type where I’ll scream,” he said. “I’m a quiet leader.” Head coach Pat Sheahan said he promised Village would break records when the kicker started with Queen’s. He said Village’s experience will be crucial in high-pressure games as playoffs approach. “When you smash a punt, it’s an act of dominance,” he said. “Teams with experienced players at kicker are advantaged ... I’m counting on [Village] to really step up and perform like a veteran player down the stretch.” Including kickers in a team dynamic can be a challenge, but Sheahan said Village has always been one of the guys. “The role of the kicker … can be quite isolating and lonely,” he said. “Dan, from the moment he got here, has tried to integrate into the team.” Sheahan said Village could
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Friday, October 7, 2011
Home-grown Thanksgiving Turkey-free recipes using products within a 160-kilometre radius of Kingston B y M egan C ui Contributor
farmers who aren’t able to process their chickens on-site on a large scale. The best option then is to For many the Thanksgiving skip poultry altogether and try beef season is synonymous with a dishes or a pork chop recipe instead. Julia Segal, the owner and road trip to grandma’s house and coma-inducing feasts, but the founder of Kingston by Fork food downside of the holiday is that it tour, said Pykeview Meadows can put a strain on the environment. Farms on Wolfe Island specializes When you account for the in naturally-raised bison. Through her work with the food extra carbon emissions from the 18-wheelers working overtime to tour, Segal knows many growers bring turkeys to your local grocery and producers in the Kingston area. Her goal is to expose the vibrant store, eating local seems like a local food community in Kingston Honey-glazed pork chops offer an environmentally-friendly alternative to the conventional turkey Photo by Megan Cui responsible alternative. The Kingston public market and its locally-sourced and dinner this Thanksgiving. downtown on Market Street seasonal ingredients. Segal said the key is to make showcases the fertile southern Honey-glazed pork chops with harvest stuffing Ontario greenbelt’s gastronomic small changes first. “Eating locally could mean party of artisan dairy products, making the effort when it comes quality meat and fresh produce. Sugar, salt and pepper will be taboo but it doesn’t Serves 4 It might seem daunting to to grabbing local foods instead of mean your Thanksgiving main should miss out join the 100-mile challenge and the same from another part of the on any flavor. The natural sugars from honey Directions make a Thanksgiving feast from world when you’re out grocery shopping,” she said. local ingredients. and tartness of Granny Smith apples are perfect We often take for granted many But finding delicious ingredients substitutes. Pork chops instead of traditional turkey For stuffing, sauté diced carrots, onions, apples, within 160 kilometres of your staples like sugar, olive oil, salt and is also a great way to change things up and reduce beets and celery with a generous amount of butter in home isn’t as difficult as you citrus fruits. food miles. a pan over medium high heat. Crumble in cornbread The 100-mile challenge is might think. with garlic powder for flavor. Turkey will traditionally difficult because the reality is food Ingredients dominate dinner tables this imports are now a large part of Reduce heat and gradually mix in two cups of water holiday weekend, but there modern food culture. Having • 1 medium onion, diced and one tbsp of honey. Set aside. are environmentally-friendly to give up things like coffee has deterred many prospective 100alternatives. • 4 pork loin chops (bone-in for maximum flavor) Any locally-raised chicken mile challengers from making any • 3 tbsp honey Cut a pocket into the side of each pork chop with a will still have to travel to a long-lasting lifestyle changes. • 1/2 cup butter sharp knife and fill with stuffing. Limiting sacrifices to one meal, larger government-regulated • 3 cup flourless cornbread, roughly broken up slaughterhouse before reaching like Thanksgiving dinner, might • 1 large carrot, diced Over high heat, sear with butter in oven-safe pan for yield more success. your plate. • 2 medium onions, diced two to three minutes on each side. The recipes here are created Canada’s strict federal • 2 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled regulations for poultry production with produce currently in season pose a challenge for independent around the Kingston area. and diced Turn down to medium high and brush chops with • 2 medium beets, roasted with butter at 175 C honey. Cover pan with a lid and cook for another (350 F) and cubed eight minutes. weet potato and apple soup • 4 stalks of celery, chopped • 3 tbsp garlic powder • 2 cups water A hearty and colourful way to • Butter
enjoy the autumn harvest. You’ll hardly miss the salt with so many naturally flavourful components. Root vegetables, including sweet potatoes, are readily available at this time of year. Within 150 kilometres of Kingston, there are apple orchards like Bateau Channel Orchard on Howe Island. Ingredients • 1 1/2 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and diced • 2 medium Granny Smith apples, cored and peeled • 1 medium carrot, peeled and diced • 1 medium onion, diced • 4 cups homemade vegetable stock • 1/2 cups Apple cider
• 2 garlic cloves, chopped Directions Place sweet potatoes, apples, carrots and onions in a roasting pan with a drizzle of melted butter. Roast in a 220 C (425 F) oven for 35 minutes or until ingredients are tender. Blend contents of roasting pan in a food processor with garlic, apple cider and vegetable stock. Blend in the processor in several equal batches if needed. Serve warm with fresh wedges of apples as garnish.
Eggplant lasagna with acorn squash Lasagna noodles are usually made from white enriched flour, which won’t do for the 100-mile meal. A great pasta substitute is eggplant. This also serves as a tasty vegetarian option. Ingredients • 1 large eggplant, peeled and sliced about 1/4 inch thick •1 large zucchini, sliced •1 ½ cup ricotta cheese •1/2 cup Parmesan •Butter •1 tsp dried basil •1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro •1 acorn squash •2 cups homemade tomato sauce
Serves 4 to 6 Directions Place peeled and sliced eggplant in a skillet over medium heat with butter until each side is browned. Drain and soak up excess butter on sheets of paper towels. Cut squash down the middle and place on baking sheets with cut side up. Bake at 175 C (350 F) oven for 20 minutes. Scoop out softened squash from the skin and set aside. To assemble lasagna, grease a lasagna pan with butter and layer in this order: eggplant, tomato sauce, zucchini, ricotta cheese and Parmesan cheese until ingredients are used up. Bake in 375 F oven for 45 minutes. In the last 3 minutes, top with a fresh layer of Parmesan and chopped cilantro.