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Volunteer can’t access campus building The University and the AMS have halted the installment of a wheelchair lift due to funding constraints B y K atherine Fernandez -B lance News Editor Louise Bark hasn’t been able to return to her volunteer position at CFRC since April because the radio station’s office in the basement of Carruthers Hall isn’t wheelchair accessible. Bark said she was told a portable wheelchair lift would be purchased for use in Carruthers Hall, but there hasn’t been any developments since she tested the device in April. “I’m horrified it hasn’t come through,” she said. Bark had volunteered with
CFRC since Sept. 2010. “To me, CFRC was the greatest thing since sliced bread,” she said. “There was so much community in there.” Bark used to enter the building with help from her colleagues who would push her down the stairs in a manual wheelchair. But, after CFRC talked with the Queen’s Accessibility Committee
in Nov. 2010, Bark was told it was a liability for her to enter the building the way she had in the past. “Basically I continued to try and be a satellite volunteer [after],” she said, adding that she’s since stopped because of technical issues associated with recording radio shows off campus. Heidi Penning is an
equity advisor and former co-ordinator of the Queen’s Accessibility Committee. Penning said after the committee reviewed the application they worked with Physical Plant Services to present a proposal to Queen’s administration. Before the project can go forward, it needs approval from both University administration and
Physical Plant Services she said. “There is still a responsibility of the University to acknowledge that there is a barrier, vis-a-vis this lift, or lack thereof,” Penning said. “There’s always competing and seemingly more urgent interests.” Since Carruthers Hall is a historic building, Penning said the University had to approach See Lift on page 2
Protests progress B y M eaghan Wray Assistant News Editor Though they’re in violation of a city bylaw, Occupy Kingston protestors continue to camp in Confederation Park. Mayor Mark Gerretsen said City Council has no plans to remove the protestors. “At this time I don’t think there’s place to do anything when it comes to removing anybody,” he said. Occupy Kingston protestors are technically breaking a bylaw that prohibits camping in city parks. The Occupy movement came to Kingston on Oct. 15. Starting on Wall Street, participants in the Occupy movement are protesting global inequality. At least 30 people gathered on Friday to participate in a second Princess Street march — the first took place Oct. 15. Many of the demands of protestors participating in Occupy movements worldwide cannot be met by city officials, Gerretsen said. “The municipal government does not have a large role to play in this,” he said. “That stuff is regulated by the federal government, not the municipal government.” Since Occupy Kingston began, protestors have created initiatives, including non-violent communication workshops and yoga, to help raise awareness and maintain support for the movement. St. Lawrence College student Joshua Mousey, said the movement calls for a paradigm shift in people’s way of thinking. “That’s what the occupation is for, to give a safe meeting place for people who want to discuss those See Locals on page 4
Louise Bark says she hasn’t been able to return to her volunteer position at CFRC, located in the basement of Carruthers Hall, because it isn’t wheelchair accessible.
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Squirrel problem in Ontario Hall Live traps set for squirrels that nest in fine art building and destroy students’ work B y K atherine Fernandez -B lance News Editor Squirrels inside Ontario Hall have been an ongoing nuisance for staff and students who work in the building. “They sort of seem to have had a population explosion, they’re everywhere and it’s sort of become a thing where if you go into a room there will be two or three squirrels,” Faith Webster, BFA ’12, said. “It was sort of remarkable to see one in the past, now every single day they’re just everywhere, we have to shoo them out windows if possible.” Webster said Ontario Hall has been plagued by squirrels since she began her program in 2008. “Ontario Hall just needs so much work maintenance-wise, and I think it’s just been pushed to the bottom of the list,” she said. Webster said the squirrels are currently nesting in the ceiling and any effort to get them out has been useless.
Webster said the squirrels have caused damage to her personal belongings in Ontario Hall. “Every time I come into my space everything is just thrown all over the place,” she said. “I have urine and feces on my work.” Webster said all of Ontario Hall has been affected by the squirrels. Last week, she and a group of fourth-year Fine Arts students informed the office of
Environmental Health and Safety about the problem. Webster said live-traps and bars on windows have been provided as solutions to the problem, but these measures haven’t been effective yet because the squirrels keep finding ways to enter the building. “It’s frustrating ... this is my academic work,” she said. Dan Langham, director of environmental health and safety,
said the department has been working with Physical Plant Services to bring a pest control company to campus. “[They will] live-trap and remove the squirrels from the building, identify how the squirrels are entering the building, so that these locations can be blocked, and clean out and repair any locations where the squirrels have been nesting,” he See Squirrels on page 5
A look at the future of climate change policy at Queen’s. Page 7
King’s Town Players revamps the cult classic Night of the Living Dead. Page 8
Learning how to play Quidditch at Queen’s. Page 15
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Budget concerns restrict research Subscriptions to scholarly journals cost the University between $20 and $19,000 per year B y c atherine O WSiK Assistant News Editor
specialized things, where not many about subscriptions. He said he people are studying,” Kalb said. wants to promote open access at “We have to make decisions on these meetings. Queen’s currently has two open Due to budget restrictions, the what journals and databases will University hasn’t subscribed to meet the needs of most faculty access services: the Open Journal Systems (OJS) and QSpace. every scholarly journal requested and students.” OJS is a free program offered by faculty and students. by the University for faculty, staff The decision limits research In an online and students to publish journals and studies conducted at the environment there online. They currently have 12 University, says Sam Kalb, the is a gradual change published journals. scholarly communication services because people are QSpace is an online repository co-ordinator for the Queen’s focusing on the for authors to submit their Library System. During Open Access individual articles they articles, theses or other scholarly works. There are currently over Week — which runs until find in indexes rather 5,000 entries. Sunday — the Library promotes than going to those One problem with the open a system whereby scholars submit prestigious journals in access system is that the journals their work for free into an the first place. aren’t seen as prestigious, Kalb said. online database. He said academic culture needs Kalb said the system offers to shift its focus to account for an an alternative to costly academic — Sam Kalb, scholarly communication article’s merit instead of where it journals. A journal subscription can services coordinator was published. cost the University anywhere from “In an online environment there $20 to $19,000 per year. The Library System currently is a gradual change because people Scientific journals are generally more expensive, Kalb said, adding subscribes to over 500 journal are focusing on the individual including 77 articles they find in indexes rather that this could be due to the cost of databases, research and the number of images. subscriptions to dictionaries and than going to those prestigious A subscription to the specialized encyclopedias, 74 subscriptions to journals in the first place,” chemistry journal, Tetrahedron journals in social sciences and Kalb said. Open access benefits researchers 64 subscriptions to health and life costs $19,000 per year. with more available research and “There are journals, like in science publications. Kalb said discipline-specific graduate students that want their medicine or business, that are very expensive that we haven’t been librarians meet with faculty and work widely distributed, Kalb said, able to subscribe to. Particularly staff in each field to make decisions however the problem is that open
Lift would cost $16,000 administrators Carruthers Hall currently has an the University, exterior elevator being installed “deflect” proposals to AMS’s Kingston’s heritage committee which will provide access to the Accessibility Queen’s. “I know that basically if they can’t before the temporary lift could upper floors of the building. be installed. “We have also looked at get funding [from] the University, “The heritage committee had accessible access from the they automatically come to us,” approved the installation,” she said. ground floor to the basement for Charboneau, ArtSci ’12, said. Penning said providing CFRC — unfortunately the accessible buildings is exterior lift did not work for this We did not have morally imperative. access issue,” she told the Journal funding for this at via email. the time. There is still a Browne said no plans for the portable lift have moved forward responsibility of since last spring. — Ann Browne, the University to associate vice-principal “We did not have funding for acknowledge that there this at the time,” she said. of facilities is a barrier, vis-a-vis CFRC was told that they should While CFRC is an AMS service, bring their concerns to Accessibility this lift, or lack it’s located in the basement of a Queen’s — a committee within the thereof. AMS’s Social Issues Commission University-owned building. “What I don’t understand is why that has a budget to deal with improving accessibility in the University isn’t giving them — Heidi Pennings, equity advisor funding,” Charboneau said. student buildings. Accessibility Queen’s doesn’t yet A subcommittee of Accessibility “We forget that we have a little Queen’s was then tasked with have its budget for the year so thing called the Ontario Human dealing with the proposal for Charboneau said it’s unclear what the next step will be for this project. Rights Code and disability is one funding the lift. “If we can’t help them with the of the protected grounds,” she The cost of the said. “The University and any other Garvante portable lift was funding then we want to be able to help out in any way we can,” employer for that matter has a duty approximately $16,000. to accommodate to the point of Katie Charboneau has been the she said. co-chair of Accessibility Queen’s undue hardship.” Ann Browne, associate since 2007. She said when vice-principal of facilities, said groups can’t get funding from Continued from page 1
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Sam Kalb, scholarly communication services coordinator, says the international Open Access Week movement promotes research.
journals aren’t commonly used, especially in the humanities. “There’s still the imperative for scholars to publish in certain journals if they’re going to get a job, promoted or tenure,” Kalb said, adding that the amount of people publishing in open journals will be limited until this system changes. Usually once an article is published, the author loses ownership of the work. If an author purchases a copyright
from a journal, the article can be submitted to an online repository. Queen’s currently doesn’t have the budget to pay for this copyright fee, Kalb said, adding that this is a growing practice at other Canadian universities such as the University of Calgary. “I think they can be prestigious in time, the whole field is fairly new,” Kalb said.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
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If passed, new legislation could affect the way users of DC++ are prosecuted under Canadian law.
Campus file-sharing draws attention Software program DC++ slows on-campus Internet and risks spreading computer viruses across the network B y Terra -A nn A rnone Features Editor Major film companies lodge an average of eight complaints a day with Queen’s officials. The emails are always in response to illegal file sharing on the University’s server. Under Canadian law, users can be charged up to $20,000 for every illegally downloaded file. Approximately 20 terabytes of copyrighted digital content is exchanged over the campus file-sharing program, DC++, every day — about 40,000 hours of video or 20 million minutes of audio.
We have a way of going in, finding their IP address and temporarily suspending their access to the network.
— Ray Pengelly, Systems and Storage Co-ordinator
DC++ and its offspring program Shakespeer use peer-to-peer file sharing to distribute media across campus to users with a Queen’s Internet Protocol (IP) address. Unlike BitTorrent downloading sites that take small parts of a file from multiple users, DC++ transfers full files from one computer to another. Queen’s DC++ hub is run by a team of administrators, operators and web hosts who change year-to-year. The staff mask their identities with usernames. The administrators did not respond to emails from the Journal. Guelph, Laurier and McMaster Universities also have versions of DC++ operating on their
campus servers. For nearly a decade DC++ has fostered illegal downloading of audio, video and software files at Queen’s. Information Technology Services reported that administration hasn’t attempted to shut down the program. According to Queen’s copyright specialist Mark Swartz, Bill C-11 is the latest incarnation in a long line of legislature which has sought to amend the Canadian Copyright Act. The bill was presented to the House of Commons last month to “update the rights and protections of copyright owners to better address the challenges and opportunities of the Internet, so as to be in line with international standards.” The House of Commons hasn’t made a decision on the tabled bill. “What the new copyright bill does is try to crack down on the people that provide these services rather than the users of these services,” Swartz said, adding that the current legislature “was made before the Internet was the way it is today.” A clause known as fair dealing allows for the legal downloading of legitimate files, like academic resources, on the Internet. Swartz said he thinks the bill is a step in the right direction for Canada, but finds one clause disconcerting. He cited a part of the bill that makes it illegal to break embedded locks on media files. Locks are meant to prevent illegal copying, but Swartz said this clause doesn’t consider media files broken for legal use — like research or educational resources. While the US has seen almost a decade of mass litigation against illegal film downloading, this September marked the first time Canadian file-sharers took a hit.
Three Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Quebec were ordered to hand over the names and IP addresses of customers who illegally downloaded Kathryn Bigelow’s film The Hurt Locker in 2008. The case hasn’t been resolved, but if Bill C-11 is passed, defendants will face smaller fines. Under the new legislature, users would be liable to pay $5,000 for each illegally downloaded file. Currently, they can be charged up to $20,000. File-sharing through mechanisms like DC++ will still be legal under Canadian law if Bill C-11 passes. Dreamworks, Paramount, Sony Entertainment and Lionsgate send their complaints about DC++ file sharing to Queen’s Systems and Storage Co-ordinator Ray Pengelly. “File-sharing has a major performance impact on our network,” he said. “When you see your on-campus Internet slowing down, this is why.” All students using Queen’s wireless are bound by the Computer User Code of Ethics. The Code directly prohibits illegal file-sharing and students in violation will likely hear from ITS after a downloading spree. It’s easy for ITS to find a perpetrator. Complaints against the university list the user’s IP address, the illegally downloaded file and time of download. “If they’re in residence where DC++ is running, we have a way of going in, finding their IP address and temporarily suspending their access to the network,” Pengelly said. Last month, IT sent 45 emails to students in residence, warning them that their use of DC++ was in violation of Canadian copyright laws. Pengelly said if illegal Internet use continues after the warning
email, IT can temporarily suspend the student’s internet access. But viruses should be a student’s main concern when using the program, he said.
What the new “copyright bill does is
try to crack down on the people that provide these services rather than the users of these services.
— Mark Swartz, copyright specialist “We try to set up our network so that if a virus in one area attacks, it won’t affect the campus as a whole,” Pengelly said. “But there are times where we’ve seen them distribute out across all computers across campus and have a major, major impact on our network. “It ends up being a very large resource constraint on the university.” Programs like DC++ make good hosts for viruses on campus. “These things just crawl across DC++,” he said. “You could be talking about every computer in residence starting an attack across campus.” Researchers share files with
users at other universities, making viruses on the Queen’s network a risk to people off-campus as well. “Our focus is more on ensuring that people use it fairly so the researchers, the students doing their academic work, don’t get bogged down by people who are trying to do things like file sharing,” Pengelly said. Despite large bandwidth on the campus network, system stress is still an issue at the University. “It’s not like we have so much bandwidth that it can’t be saturated,” he said, referencing a network crash at Stauffer Library last week due to a system overload. Pengelly said if administration has any plans to quell file-sharing on DC++, he doesn’t know about it. “There have been many discussions about it internally and what the best course of action is against it,” he said. “But it’s a very fine line what’s going on here, and that’s all I can say.” Pengelly said he hopes students will see beyond the convenience of file-sharing to its unethical nature. “There’s a lot of legitimate use of file-sharing, but they aren’t using DC++ to do it,” he said. “Let’s not be naive.”
Quoted “File-sharing has a major performance impact on our network. When you see your on-campus Internet slowing down, [DC++] is why. ” — Ray Pengelly, Systems and Storage co-ordinator
Locals show support
Operation Maple also tries to incorporate comedy into their videos. ideas.” he said. Operation Maple has been covering Although the amount of people camping Occupy Toronto as well. out at Confederation Park is minimal, “The most important thing that can come averaging three to four people per night, from this is just more awareness … that’s Mousey said many supporters stop in during really important to the democratic process, the day. which we don’t have much of in this country,” The support from the community has been Hanes said. Attendees from spiritual movement overwhelmingly positive, he said. Campers are living off donations from Kingston locals, Hare Krishna sang and played a variety of and the City has provided electricity and instruments at the Friday meeting. Jeff Greydanus, from the Hare Krishna bathrooms, which are usually closed for group, said he hopes the Occupy movement the winter. “In terms of cooperation from the City, it’s will make Canadian citizens move been incredible ... we’ve had people from all away from materialism. “We see that … this world that we’re walks of life,” Mousey said. The campers have dubbed their shelter living in is materially-minded right now. The People’s Tent and have unofficially They’re looking to satisfy themselves with renamed Confederation Park as The temporary things,” he said. “There’s a spiritual alternative in which someone can People’s Park. Alex Hanes, a Kingston local, was really be satisfied at their heart with simple covering Occupy Kingston as a contributor things in life.” to Operation Maple. According to its website, — With files from Katherine Operation Maple offers “short, hard hitting Fermamdez-Blance videos that put you smack in the middle of issues that affect Canadians.” Hanes said Continued from page 1
Occupy Kingston protestors march at a rally held on Friday.
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Tuesday, ocTober 25, 2011
Squirrels reported often
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Squirrels have been a nuisance to buildings like Ontario Hall for years, though oﬃcials say this year has seen a particular rise in squirrels nesting in campus buildings. Continued from page 1
told the Journal via email. Langham said at this time of year, animals are looking for places to nest before winter. He said it’s not uncommon for his office to receive complaints of squirrels in campus buildings. “Reports of squirrels in a building is not specific to Ontario Hall,” he said. “Typically, calls reporting squirrels in buildings relate to a single squirrel that has entered the building through an open window or door.” Langham hasn’t received complaints about other animals in Ontario Hall. “At this point, the calls we have received about Ontario Hall have been for squirrels,” he said.” In all cases, the squirrels are livetrapped and removed.” As the technician supervisor for the department of fine arts, Terry O’Reilly
said a large part of his job this month has been communicating the squirrel problem to students.
time I come into “myEvery space everything is just
thrown all over the place. I have urine and feces on my work.
— Faith Webster, BFA ’12
“I spend a lot of time dealing with squirrel-related issues,” he said. While Ontario Hall was met with high rates of squirrels in other years, O’Reilly said this year has particularly high numbers. “Squirrels have always been an issue here,” he said. “They get in.”
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More needs to be done to prosecute people guilty of animal abuse and consequences must“ be apparent.
Animal ownership needs changes O
n Oct. 18, investigators More needs to be done to prosecute reported Ohio resident Terry people guilty of animal abuse and Thompson released 56 exotic consequences must be apparent. After the animals were set animals housed on his property before committing suicide. loose, local police worked with Eighteen tigers, 17 lions and employees of the Columbus Zoo eight bears were among the to try to capture the animals. animals that escaped into the Ohio Despite their efforts, 46 of the countryside. An Oct. 19 Bloomberg animals were shot and killed. Businessweek article reported on While tranquilization would the event, which ended with the have been preferable, killing was the right choice given that killing of 46 animals. The incident points to those attempting to control the inadequate animal regulation with situation were at great personal regards to the ownership of exotic risk. Businessweek reported that and dangerous pets. Police reportedly visited Thompson’s property over 30 times since 2004 in response to allegations of animal cruelty. Yet his vast animal collection was allowed to remain in his ownership and on his property. Regulations surrounding dangerous pets need to be strict, in order to make owners’ responsibilities clear and ensure that pets are appropriately cared for. Large animals require an immense amount of commitment. It’s unlikely that Thompson, who kept the animals in chain-link cages, was providing the necessary care. In Thompson’s case, local authorities were legally bound from removing animals from his property. There needs to be an arm of animal services that can effectively remove dangerous animals from an owner’s custody.
Disorder overblown R
esearch from the University of Missouri suggests that a growing number of students forgo meals during the day in order to save calories for drinking alcohol at night. An Oct. 19 article from the Calgary Herald reported on the apparent trend that has been dubbed “drunkorexia.” According to the study, the behavior stems from a desire to save money and get drunk quickly without gaining weight. Labeling the behaviour as an “eating and drinking disorder” does a disservice to those suffering from legitimate disorders that are all too common. Naming the supposed phenomenon “drunkorexia” insinuates the behavior has a direct relation to anorexia nervosa, but this is unproven. Anorexia is a serious and complex eating disorder. While drunkorexics employ a similar cost-benefit analysis to calories, these are two separate issues. Painting all disorders with the same brush ignores the fact that drunkorexia, as it’s explained in the study, is a simple choice. Binge drinking is an unhealthy habit that can lead to serious problems. It’s a problem worthy of consideration, but students acting in a foolish and irresponsible manner doesn’t necessarily constitute an emotional disorder.
Those who choose to get drunk by limiting their caloric intake are aware of the risks involved and do so anyway. The student body is a rational group of individuals who at times make poor choices, but it’s sensationalist to claim drunkorexia is a trend on the rise. The Herald article makes mention of Queen’s when stating that alcohol-related health risks are increasing. It cites the 2010 deaths of two Queen’s students, and the resulting coroner’s report that recommended a review of alcohol policies on campus. This tacit link is utterly inappropriate — there has been no proven connection at all between last year’s tragedies and the apparent trend of drunkorexia. It’s a sensationalist comparison that has no grounding, and is yet another example of media’s attempt to diagnose problems among the student population without evidence. The study has yet to be peer-reviewed. It’s hardly logical to compare the results of a study performed at a university in the American mid-west with Queen’s and assume the implications of the study are the same. Unhealthy alcohol consumption may be an issue on university campuses, and one worthy of action, but alarmist reporting won’t do anything to solve the problem.
one of the zoo’s veterinarians attempted to sedate a tiger but it began charging, forcing police to shoot. What’s especially troubling is that the collection’s 18 tigers were Bengals, an endangered species. There’s no utility in keeping endangered species as pets, and it’s a practice that should be expressly illegal. Zoos are better equipped to provide care for an endangered animal than a singular owner. The ownership of exotic animals
needs to be highly regulated, but with special attention paid to whether or not an animal is potentially dangerous. A bear may not be as exotic as a peacock, but there’s no question that they’re more threatening. It’s the animals who suffered most in this situation. They were penned up, treated unfairly and finally killed because of Thompson’s incompetence. It serves as an extreme example of why standards need to be set in place.
Jesus instead — although I’m sure he’s great too. Children are often thought to be one of the most impressionable groups of people. Handing out Bibles to children, then, when their parents may not be there to explain Jesus and Christianity to them, is an almost sneaky tactic. elly oeper Then again, one could argue that if people are coming to your door expecting free candy, you should technically be able to give them whatever you want. This Halloween initiative is risking offence for the sake of preaching religious views. Where s a kid, the best part of do we draw the line at what trick-or-treating on is offensive? I’m not saying this will cause Halloween was sifting through the many surprises in my Halloween to become some bag at the end of the night. free-for-all of advertising ideologies, Of course, some finds were but there are plenty of other always better than others. For platforms available to express instance, there was always that one religious views. You shouldn’t need to resort guy who, without fail, would hand out toothbrushes and apples every to preaching to a five-year-old year. This year, it goes even further. dressed as Lady Gaga. Just as people are free to express Last week, The Globe and Mail published an article about Jesus their religious views, you are free to Ween, a campaign started by a express yourself accordingly as well. Christian group in Calgary to hand For instance, as an atheist, if out Bibles instead of candy to I received a Bible on Halloween, children on Halloween. I would be neither offended nor “We’re about bringing Jesus appreciative; I would probably just into Halloween,” Pastor Paul use it as a decorative bookend. Ade, one of the organizers, told So although freedom of speech the Globe. and religion is alive and kicking, While Jesus Ween supporters let’s leave Jesus out of it for a are free to love Jesus all they want, night and hand out some good old it’s pretty ballsy of them to take Tootsie Pops. advantage of a holiday where children come to their doors, expecting candy, and are given
Candy, not faith
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Perspectives from the Queen’s community
Both Queen’s and Canada are in a position where the citizenry and administration are divided over green energy issues and solutions.
Talking rector candidates
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Queen’s at climate crossroads
What’s the most important issue you’d like to address if elected?
E ric S hoesmith , A rt S ci ’13
“Mental health services and the associated stigma.”
It’s time for the administration to respond to student demands for a more energy-efficient campus
Canada has reached a fork in the road when it comes to climate change policy. We have two options. The first is to continue blindly down the path of fossil fuel addiction, the outcome of which may spell increased frequency of extreme weather events and declining biodiversity. The other option is to take initiative and invest in renewable energy sources and energy-conserving policies that will help Canada become a global leader in the fight against climate change. International disapproval for Canadian energy policy was seen when Canada was given the “Fossil of the Day” award on the first day of the 2009 UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark — a message indicative of Canada’s inaction on greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, despite having ratified the Kyoto Protocol in 2002. The award is given to the country most likely to delay negotiations towards an agreement on reducing global carbon emissions. Canada has taken a wait-and-see approach to climate change policy, but Queen’s hasn’t done much better. In February 2010, Queen’s Principal Daniel Woolf signed the University and College Presidents’ Climate Change Statement of Action for Canada. It was a pledge that committed Queen’s to setting GHG reduction targets as well as to work closely with governments and other institutions to help reduce global climate change. “As an institution, we must — and we will — work together to be leaders in creating a greener world for ourselves and for future generations,” Woolf said at the pledge signing on Feb. 9, 2010. As with Canada and the Kyoto Protocol, however, Queen’s has yet to take substantive action to actually reduce GHG emissions. According to the climate change pledge, Woolf must decide no later than February 2012 what the GHG reduction targets for Queen’s will be in the coming years. Will Woolf seize the opportunity to set worthwhile targets, or stand idly by and watch the
Mike Cannon, ArtSci ’12
“The communication barrier accross multiple factions of the University.” The Queen’s Solar Coalition is an ongoing initiative that aims to make the campus more energy efficient.
University miss the opportunity for leadership on progressive environmental policy? Other universities have already begun to work towards sustainable solutions. For example, the University of British Colombia and Syracuse University have carbon neutrality targets for 2050 and 2040, respectively. Syracuse is planning to meet this target by establishing a Climate Operations Centre to monitor campus GHG emission levels. They’re also implementing initiatives such as green computing, renewable energy demonstrations and increased use of alternative-fuel vehicles. UBC is working to establish carbon neutrality by setting up a partnership with BC Hydro to monitor GHG emission levels in academic buildings. Other initiatives include investments in biomass gasification and the development of geothermal heating systems to heat campus buildings. These institutions are taking important steps to reduce GHG emissions on their campuses and should be looked upon as a model for Queen’s. Green energy initiatives are often criticized on economic grounds. It’s an important consideration: Green initiatives can cost a lot of money. How would Queen’s pay for the labour and equipment that’s required? Despite their upfront costs, green energy sources can have significant financial incentives attached to them. Queen’s can invest in energy-efficient building upgrades that will greatly reduce the cost of energy bills. The upfront fee, in
this case, would be overshadowed by future cost savings on monthly energy bills. Queen’s students are overwhelmingly in support of a more energy-efficient campus. This was confirmed during the 2010 Fall Referendum when 89 per cent of Queen’s students voted in favour of “cost reducing, energy conserving building upgrades,” and in the 2009 Fall Referendum where 81 per cent of students agreed that we should “take immediate action to reduce our global impact on climate change” and “commit Queen’s to science-based greenhouse gas reductions.” Now, it’s time for the university administration to respond to students’ demands. In recent months there have been signs we’re heading in the right direction. The Queen’s Solar Coalition is an initiative currently underway involving the leasing of roof space to private buyers who will place solar panels on multiple campus buildings. This is beneficial to Queen’s as the buyer must pay for using the roof space. It’s also beneficial to the buyer as the energy will be sold back to the grid. Within a few years, the initial cost of the solar equipment will be paid off, making the investment not only beneficial to the environment but financially viable as well. Despite initiatives like Queen’s Solar, the University — and Canada, too — are challenged by those who don’t support energy conservation and renewable energy policy. The rising cost of energy became a hot issue in the recent Ontario provincial election, with parties pledging to cut energy costs.
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Energy costs are increasing as traditionally-accessible and cheap sources of fuel like gasoline or oil become scarcer, and expensive exploration techniques are used in the oil sands and in dangerous offshore drilling. Canada’s aging infrastructure and centralized energy grid is also a major source of lost revenue, as energy is travelling increasingly-longer distances and being lost along transmission lines. Rather than looking to cut energy prices, the federal and provincial governments need to invest in locally-produced renewable energy like Queen’s Solar as well as programs that promote energy efficiency and conservation. Both Queen’s and Canada are in a position where the citizenry and administration are divided over green energy issues and solutions. At the national level, people are confused about the myths surrounding renewable energies, energy conservation and even climate change itself. At Queen’s, Woolf’s decision is made harder by those who doubt the economic feasibility of renewable energy and energy conservation on campus. Despite these obstacles, Woolf and the Canadian government must embrace renewable energy, obstacle-laden as the path may be, if they hope to fight climate change and become respected leaders who value their global citizenship. Eric Shoesmith is co-director of Queen’s Backing Action on Climate Change.
Asad Chishti, Sci ’14
“The needs of students are so diverse that I don’t think there’s one issue that ranks higher.” Nick Francis, ArtSci ’13
“I’ll represent the diverse needs of students including accessibility and quality over all.” Robyn Laing, MES ’13
“The declining quality of Queen’s in general.” David Myers, JD ’13
“I’ll take a holistic approach that addresses multiple issues.” Laura Stairs, ArtSci ’12
Vote in the rector election Online voting runs Oct. 25 to 26. Check Queen’s webmail for details.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The Night of the Living Dead cast is mainly made up of zombies whose only job is to bang on the windows and doors while constantly moaning.
Flesh-eating and fear-mongering King’s Town Players revives the cult classic Night of the Living Dead, but with a modern twist inspired by today’s fear-inducing media B y A lyssa A shton Arts Editor Seven strangers locked in a Pennsylvania farmhouse fight off a pack of flesh-eating zombies in King’s Town Players remake of the 1968 movie, Night of the Living Dead. It’s the production company’s
second year putting on the play, after director Clayton Garrett felt last year’s production didn’t live up to its potential. The lack of dialogue, combined with eerie music and moaning, makes it hard to relax. The company uses all of Convocation Hall as their stage. You never know when zombies are going to run
in from the back doors and limp through the aisles. The only set is the house’s living room, with all outside scenes projected on a screen beside the stage. When characters walk up the stairs they disappear from the stage and appear on the screen. The cast’s impressive timing made these transitions believable.
The play uses black sheets to create a cellar on stage when needed. The inability to fully see the characters in the cellar is nerve-wracking. While the actors are convincing in their roles, they’re overshadowed by the gore. Splattering blood, intestines and gun shots are what
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Next issue Zine Festival The third annual Kingston Zine Fair opens this week at the Artel. The festival encourages personal expression through zines.
A Noise rock Homecoming PS I Love You returns to Kingston after the release of Figure It Out, a collection of b-sides, singles and covers.
See Amping on page 11
Tone Deaf 10 continues to explore adventurous sound performance
New drummer Steve Brogno helps redefine Down In Ashes’ direction
Sonic chaos B y S avoula S tylianou Assistant News Editor
After 10 years, the Tone Deaf festival is still working to expand Kingston’s understanding of live music. “Tone Deaf occupies a particular niche that otherwise is unserved in Kingston,” co-ordinator Matt Rogalsky said. Tone Deaf features a variety of music, from classic violins to harrowing electronics. “Clearly, we’re just as interested in music that is about harmony and melody as we are in music that is about dissonance and chaos and
Down In Ashes gets fired up When asked to contextualize this One (Family) photo, Matt Rogalsky said “I have no idea how to contextualize it! It’s kind of cool though.”
noise,” Rogalsky said. The three-day event is billed as a festival of adventurous sound performance. Rogalsky said the definition is deliberately broad. “Somebody’s bringing something to the stage that is going to take you sonically to a place you might not have thought of going otherwise,” he said. Rogalsky said that Kingston is ideal for a festival because of its proximity to major cities. “Kingston is well-situated geographically, obviously, because we’re in the middle of Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa so we’ve been able to draw on a lot of talent
from those cities.” However, this year the festival will include talent from Europe. Charles Hayward, a UK percussionist, will perform for opening night on Thursday. “I saw Charles last year in London and it was so riveting,” Rogalsky said. “I think it’s going to be a very exciting show.” Neven Lochhead, ArtSci ’13, will open for Hayward by presenting his new eight-channel audio work. The guitarist will be without the support of his Kingston-based band Sleuth Bears. This year, all events will be held See Complex on page 11
B y C aitlin C hoi Assistant Arts Editor Down In Ashes’ new member picks up the slack. Adding drummer Steve Brogno to the lineup has rejuvenated the four-man band. Brogno joined the Ottawa-based rock band in July 2011 when they dropped former drummer Shawn Kelly — who had been with the band since its formation in 2006. Lead singer Kim Vincent said Kelly’s departure was a collective decision. “It just wasn’t working. Honestly, it was the chemistry,” he said. “We wanted to make the band stronger basically.” Vincent said the band has intensified rehearsal since the swap
for Brogno. “[Brogno] has really kicked us in the ass … he’s always on his game. “ We ’ v e just completely moved on,” he said. With Brogno permanently on board, the band is barrelling forward, with a new album, tentatively titled Veins. It’s expected to be released early next year. The foursome left their hometown’s Sound Creation Studio and moved to a recording studio in Toronto in May. After completing the record in August they moved back to Ottawa. “It was kind of a no-brainer for us to make the move to record in Toronto,” Vincent See More on page 10
Tuesday, ocTober 25, 2011
Castle’s in the sky Jennifer Castle is headlining her own tour but finds it difficult to connect with fans while constantly travelling A lEXAnDRA G REEnE Contributor Jennifer Castle has been described as a Canadian secret. She’s featured on songs by the Fucked Up, The Constantines, Elliott Brood, Wyrd Visions and has collaborated with Sebastien Grainger and Dan Werb for the National Parks Project. But you probably haven’t heard of her.
[My music] is like “a balloon. I want it
to float away and be natural. But I also need a strand to it, so that I can perform it.
— Jennifer Castle Her third album Castlemusic is named after the moniker she used to release her first two albums — 2006’s Live at the Music Gallery and 2008’s You Can’t Take
Anyone. Castle said she’s switched her stage names but not her style. “I feel that there’s a narrative that runs through them,” she said. “It’s all an extension of my writing. I don’t forget any of the work I’ve done or wish it away. I hope to just continue it in a line.” Castle described her last album as tight, but said she wanted her new album to sound bigger. “You can make a tiny gesture in such a big sounding space and it can just be very powerful,” she said. Castle recorded Castlemusic at a studio in Toronto’s Kensington Market with engineer Jeff McMurrich and drummer Dave Clarke. Castle said there’s definitely more dimension to the new album. “[My music is] like a balloon. I want it to float away and be natural,” she said. “But I also need a strand to it, so that I can perform it. I need to still be holding onto it in some way, because the performances so often are just me and a guitar. I don’t want it to live
too much beyond my means.” Her tour started last month, with Castle headlining most of the shows. “I’m more used to travelling and opening for people,” she said. “I’m only starting to get the hang of On her oﬃcial website, Jennifer Castle says she “takes supplied by eVa MiChon travelling and starting to wrap my the world very seriously, while believing very much in impossible things.” head around the fact that people are coming out to see what I’m doing. That’s definitely been a bit of a trip for me.” The new tour features more air travel, leaving Castle with less preparation time before shows. Despite the new challenges, she said she’s determined to make each performance impactful. “You have to find meaning somehow,” she said. “It’s a meeting of the minds ... You’re definitely all there for the same reason in a way. It’s a coming together. It does feel like a gathering to me.” Jennifer Castle plays Chalmers United Church tomorrow night at 7 p.m.
RatTail got their name from the notorious 1980s hairstyle, which Jasmyn Burke was sporting when the band formed.
On their self-titled debut, RatTail attempts to transfer their live antics onto their record B y C Aitlin C hoi Assistant Arts Editor With moaning and a raging drummer, Toronto band RatTail has become known for their spontaneity during live shows. “I might go off and scream,” said guitarist and vocalist Jasmyn Burke. “That was something we tried to capture on the record.” Their self-titled album is the melodic grunge band’s first in-studio record — a follow-up to 2010’s four-track EP George Mounsey. Unafraid of letting loose, it’s typical of Burke to be crawling around on stage and for bassist Tim Fagan to be barefoot. Drummer Jesse Matthews has been known to
“smash through shit,” Burke said. “We can be crazy, but it’s a contained crazy,” said RatTail’s free-spirited frontwoman. “Jesse gets really intense … He’s a crazy drummer.”
voice is more of “myMyinstrument, more than my guitar. Over the years you learn more how to use your voice.
— Jasmyn Burke of RatTail The band’s full-length debut will be released next month, showcasing impromptu vocal interjections and one-take tracks. Burke’s endearing
yells and spoken interjections are best featured on “Sicko” and “Tip Toe.” “There would be certain takes where they would say ‘go in the booth and sing whatever you think the song might need,’ ” Burke said. Burke’s voice is a standout element of the indie band’s brand — with a full-bodied throatiness that sounds like a mix of Amy Winehouse and Adele. The singer-songwriter said people often ask the band about her voice. “My voice is more of my instrument, more than my guitar,” Burke said, adding that she’s never had formal singing lessons. “Over the years you learn more how to use your voice and how to control See Musical on page 11
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said. “Ottawa has got studios, but nothing that would do what we wanted to do.” The band paired up with producer Mike Langford from the Pawnshop Studio in Toronto to prepare for their third studio appearance. Vincent said Langford brought an attention to detail that pushed them to the next level with their music. “The first day we got down there [Langford] spent a whole evening just finding guitar sounds on the songs we were working on,” he said. “He took the time rather than just slapping anything on.” Vincent said the band worked harder on everything from pre- to post-production since they started recording five months ago in Toronto. “This time around we actually wrote
more songs than we were going to record, where usually, with the older stuff, we just recorded whatever we had written,” he said. “The new material has a lot more focus to the songs. I think we’ve really found our sound.” Vincent, Down In Ashes’ main songwriter, said the band’s new material is less cluttered than their two EPs. “Sonically the sound is just a lot clearer and it’s got more of an impact,” he said. “I will take a word that’s a little bit more dumbed down, rather than try and find something that’s too complicated and overthinking. As long as it means something to somebody, whoever’s listening to it, I think that’s the most important part.” Down In Ashes plays the Merchant Tap House tonight.
When Down In Ashes aren’t performing or rehearsing, they like to play Xbox and go to Pearl Jam concerts together.
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it. I find now, after singing live for about five or six years and getting used to trying different things, I like experimenting with my voice.” The trio avoids using synthetic enhancements as much as possible. Neither Burke or Fagan use effect pedals. “We’re in this time where a lot of people use computers or they use pedals to make their sound a lot bigger,” said Burke. “We try and make a point of not following any trendy-sounding things. “We like doing the live show and not using pedals to wash everything out.” The band’s former bassist, Ryan Mounsey, quit in 2010, after having his first child. The current bassist, Fagan, joined RatTail on last summer’s West Coast tour. “I guess the three of us right now have only been a band for about a year, so that’s why it took us a while to put out an album,” Burke said. “We were kind of in limbo.” For Burke, building a strong connection was essential for the band to move forward. “When you know your songs inside and out and you know each other inside and out, you can go off on a song for an extra two minutes and you know it’s okay,” she said. “You can trust each other to do that.”
at the Baby Grand Theatre — the smaller of the two venues at the Grand complex on Princess Street. Rogalsky said the location was chosen because of its size. “It’s a sweet, intimate sort of space where the audience can be in close proximity to the performance,” he said. “I think also sonically, it will be a good listening space.” Tone Deaf founder, Craig Leonard, will return to Kingston in honour of the festival’s 10th anniversary. Leonard will curate the concert series on Friday. “Craig has great contacts and great ideas for programming,” Rogalsky said. “He’s got a really exciting evening planned with musicians coming from New York and Western Ontario and Halifax.” Rogalsky started curating the festival in 2004 after Leonard left for a current teaching position at Nova Scotia School of Art and Design. Rogalsky said he expects Tone Deaf to survive for another 10 years. “I would like to see Tone Deaf more properly set up as a non-profit organization with regular operating funding,” he said.
RatTail plays at the Artel with Rituals tonight.
The six adult characters can’t agree on where is safest to hide in the house. The isolated cellar or the upstairs of the house where there are multiple exits.
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keep the audience fixated on the stage. The play’s most ingenious addition to Night of the Living Dead are news clips that the characters watch to learn about the outside world. The production takes jabs at modern media with news casts about terrorist plots and a fictitious H6N1 pandemic. Mocking the fear-mongering media provides
a hilarious take on this 1960s cult classic. Unfortunately the invasion of interpretation ruins the last scene. A strange dance sequence, reminiscent of “Thriller” seems out of place. It’s sweet that they use kids from Kingston’s School of Dance as the stars of the scene, but it was unnecessary to have the adult cast join in the dance. A thought-provoking remake turns campy with this ending.
Director Garrett described the show as a bleak story and it really is, there’s no semblance of a happy ending. But the amped-up gore keeps you horrified and enthralled even during the ridiculous dance scene. Night of the Living Dead runs from tonight until Saturday at Convocation Hall. Shows start each night at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $17 for students and seniors.
Tone Deaf 10 runs from Thursday to Saturday at the Baby Grand Theatre.
Treading Tone Deaf Oct. 22 to Nov. 5 Cecily Taylor’s art installation RATTLES TO RIDDLES:LITTLE BITS OF OUR CONTEMPORARY SOMETHING at The Verb Gallery, inside Wayfarer Books, 85 Princess St., during store hours. Oct. 27 Charles Hayward with Neven Lochhead. Oct. 28 Gen Ken Montgomery, Torso and the One (Family). Curated by Craig Leonard. Oct. 29 Alison Cameron, Nicole Rampersaud and Germaine Liu with Malcolm Goldstein. All performances start at 8 p.m. at the Baby Grand Theatre. Tickets are available at the Grand Theatre Box Office. For students and seniors tickets are $8 for one night and $20 for three nights. General admission is $12 for one night and $30 for three nights. With purchase of a ticket comes a download code for a local audio art sampler.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Playoff blowout Gryphons beat Gaels 50-0 A nand S rivastava Staff Writer
sports Defensive back Joshua Sultana recovers a fumble for a touchdown during the Gaels’ 37-0 win over the Western Mustangs on Saturday.
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Gaels shut out Mustangs Football team beats Mustangs’ second-stringers to end regular season with a 6-2 record B y B enjamin D eans Assistant Sports Editor The Western Mustangs were undefeated and ranked first in Canada when they came to Richardson Stadium on Saturday. But the Gaels won 37-0 in front of 5,185 fans to extend their own winning streak to six games. The Gaels will host the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks in the OUA quarter-finals on Saturday. If the Gaels win, they’ll travel to Hamilton to face the McMaster Marauders in the semifinals. The Mustangs had already clinched first place in the OUA for a first-round bye, so head coach Greg Marshall chose to rest eight starters on Saturday. Quarterback Donnie Marshall and running back Tyler Varga were among the players on the bench.
Inside O’Donnell’s visit Former Gael talks about his NFL experience. page 13
OUA top scorer McHaffie leads women’s hockey team to two wins at home on the weekend. page 13
rugby drubbing Men’s rugby beats Laurier 40-3 to clinch second place. page 13
first-place finish Women’s soccer gets first-round bye. page 14
The Gaels dominated both sides of the line of scrimmage against the Mustangs’ second-stringers. Running back Ryan Granberg ran for 197 yards and one touchdown to finish the regular season with an OUA-high 1,068 yards. Queen’s defence held the country’s number-one rushing offence to a season-low 153 rushing yards. The Gaels have allowed only two touchdowns in the past five weeks and have two shutouts in their last two games. “No one likes to be pushed around at the line of scrimmage,” defensive lineman Osie Ukwuoma said. “That’s something we pride
ourselves on.” The Gaels could have won by a greater margin if they had converted more of their chances on offence. They came within 20 yards of the endzone nine times, but only scored two offensive touchdowns. Quarterback Billy McPhee consistently overthrew his receivers, completing 10 of 20 passes for 192 yards. Head coach Pat Sheahan said the offence needs to be more consistent in the playoffs. “I would have liked to have been a little bit more productive,” he said. McPhee and defensive lineman
Johnny Miniaci both left the game on Saturday, but Sheahan said the injuries weren’t serious and he only kept the players out as a precaution for next week’s game against the Golden Hawks. The third-place Gaels finish the regular season at 6-2, while the Golden Hawks are in sixth place at 4-4. The Gaels beat the Golden Hawks 58-35 at Richardson Stadium on Sept. 17. But the Golden Hawks’ leading receiver, Shamawd Chambers, was injured during their last meeting with Queen’s. He’s expected to play next weekend.
Playoffs start tomorrow
Late-game drama leads to home-field advantage for first round B y D ylan H aber Contributor The men’s soccer team will start the playoffs at home against the Laurentian Voyageurs tomorrow. The first-round matchup will be a rematch of Sunday’s 3-3 tie. The Voyageurs scored the go-ahead goal late in the game on West Campus, but Gaels winger Nathan Klemencic equalized seconds before the final whistle. Before the game against Winger Nathan Klemencic scored in the last seconds Photo by corey lablans Laurentian, the Gaels beat the on Sunday to secure a home playoff game for the Gaels. Nipissing Lakers 3-0 on Saturday The Gaels gave up second-half at Tindall Field. bad weather and it’s on a field The fourth-place Gaels not in ideal condition,” he said. leads in both games against the finished the regular season with “Playing in front of our fans on a Voyageurs this season. The teams a 7-4-3 record. Sunday’s tie kept turf field makes a huge difference.” tied 2-2 in Sudbury on Oct.15. “They’re a team that’s not going Head coach Chris Gencarelli said Queen’s two points ahead of the fifth-place Voyageurs, earning them a lack of focus let his team down in to die down,” captain Joseph Zupo home-field advantage in Sunday’s game. The Gaels led 2-0 said. “No matter how far down with 20 minutes left after Zanetti they go, they will fight until the tomorrow’s playoff game. 90th minute.” Midfielder Pat Zanetti, who scored twice. Tomorrow’s game will be hosted “We need to play mistake-free scored two goals on Sunday, said he’s glad the Gaels won’t have soccer and this season we haven’t,” at West Campus’ turf field due to to travel to Sudbury to play he said. “[Playoffs are] a brand new poor field conditions at Richardson season, so if we want to turn it Stadium. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. at Laurentian. “It’s eight hours on a bus, it’s around, it’s right now.”
For the second consecutive season, the Guelph Gryphons ended the women’s rugby team’s shot at a provincial title. The Gryphons beat the Gaels 50-0 in Saturday’s OUA semifinal in Guelph to qualify for nationals and advance to next week’s final against the McMaster Marauders. The Gryphons entered Saturday’s match having won six straight games by a combined 525 points. They haven’t lost a game to Ontario opposition since 2007. They beat the Gaels 54-5 in last year’s final to win their fourth OUA title in five seasons. The Gaels’ preseason goal was to return to the national tournament — which could have been accomplished if not for an Oct. 1 loss to the McMaster Marauders. The loss bumped Queen’s into the second spot in the OUA’s Russell Division. McMaster’s first-place status allowed them to clinch a national championship berth without facing Guelph. They cruised to a 31-0 semifinal win over the Brock Badgers on Saturday, automatically earning a spot at nationals as one of the top two teams in Ontario.
We’ll shoot for a “gold next year. ” — Beth Barz, women’s rugby coach
Scrum half Susan Heald said the Gaels didn’t question their goal of a return to nationals. “We set the standard so high at the beginning of the season,” she said. “We … talked like ‘when [nationals] happen’, not ‘if [nationals] happen.’” Heald, the team’s captain, said the Gaels approached the game against the heavily-favoured Gryphons expecting to win. “We went in with the right mindset … to get out the win,” she said. “Obviously, 20 minutes in, we realized that probably wasn’t going to happen.” Despite the blowout, head coach Beth Barz said the game was an improvement from last season’s OUA final. “It’s unfortunate the score ended up the way it did,” she said. “It’s really not reflective of the level of possession that we had and the key attacking opportunities we had.” The Gaels will host the Brock Badgers in the bronze medal game on Saturday in a rematch of their 15-14 last-minute win on Sept 17. The semifinal loss means Queen’s won’t repeat last season’s OUA silver medal and first-ever appearance at nationals. But Barz said the Gaels will be stronger in the next few years. “We’ve got predominantly first and second year players leading our pack,” she said. “We’ll shoot for a gold next year.”
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
O’Donnell returns to Richardson
Former Gaels offensive lineman Matt O’Donnell visits Kingston during Cincinnati Bengals’ bye week B y B enjamin D eans Assistant Sports Editor
O’Donnell was drafted 15th overall by the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders in May, but didn’t report to the team’s rookie camp on June 1. He skipped it to attend a tryout with the NBA’s Boston Celtics. O’Donnell said he hasn’t spoken to the Roughriders since
the summer. “I know a lot of people didn’t agree with my choice [not to report to the Roughriders], but … you’ve just got to be the best you can be,” he said. “If the NFL doesn’t work out, it’s going to be my first option.”
O’Donnell said he’s improving quickly from playing with top players every day in Cincinnati. He listed starting offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth as a mentor. “He’s just helping me out as much as he can,” O’Donnell said. “He’s really taken me under
Former Gael Matt O’Donnell has a new nickname in the Cincinnati Bengals’ locker room. “Everyone calls me Big Canada,” the 6’9” offensive tackle told the Journal during a visit to Kingston last week. The Bengals didn’t play on the weekend, so O’Donnell was in the stands at Richardson Stadium for the Gaels’ 37-0 win over the Western Mustangs on Saturday. O’Donnell signed with the NFL team on July 26. He played in four exhibition games in August before he was assigned to the practice squad on Sept. 4. He’s currently the Bengals’ fifth-string offensive tackle and likely won’t crack the roster this season. O’Donnell said the Bengals have a timeline for his development, but that he’s set his own personal goals for the next few seasons. “Practice squad this year, make the roster for the next two years,” he said. “Then hopefully step into the starting role three years from now.”
Matt O’Donnell watches his former team beat the Western Mustangs 37-0 on Saturday.
Backups beat Laurier Men’s rugby wins 40-3 to clinch second place in OUA B y G ilbert C oyle Sports Editor The men’s rugby team’s bench beat the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks on Friday night. Head coach Peter Huigenbos used his backups in the team’s 40-3 win at West Campus. “We tried some different combinations,” Huigenbos said after the game. “The guys struggled a little bit with the structure but their effort was 100 per cent.” The Gaels improved to 5-1 with the win and clinch second in the OUA for a first-round bye week in the playoffs. Huigenbos said he used his substitutes on Friday to prepare other players to contribute in meaningful games. “We’re confident the 35 guys here can play in this league,” he said. “It’s more of making sure that everyone’s getting their minutes and ready to play so that they stay sharp [for playoffs].” Fullback David Worsley led the team with 14 points and flyhalf Liam Underwood added six more on three conversions. Flanker Matt Kelly didn’t score, but consistently broke tackles and made long runs into Laurier territory. Early in the second half, he made two runs to set up tries and put the game out See Suspended on page 14
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his wing.” After last season’s 4-12 finish, the Bengals are currently 4-2. O’Donnell said the team’s winning record means they’re popular with Cincinnatians. “They just love football,” he said. “It’s a good culture down there right now, especially because we’re winning.” Even though he’s on the practice squad, O’Donnell’s schedule is as demanding as a roster player’s. He spends 45 to 50 hours at the Bengals’ facility every week. “You can’t stay up like you could in university and then phone in the next day and skip class or something,” he said. “It’s really just work, go home, sleep, go back to work.” O’Donnell wasn’t playing football during the NFL’s summer lockout. He said the break set him back and he still has to work on getting used to the speed of the NFL game. “Everything’s about staying on the team and promoting yourself ... you can be gone the next day.”
Six-point weekend for centre Morgan McHaffie leads women to home wins against Western and Windsor B y L abiba H aque Production Manager Morgan McHaffie led the women’s hockey team to two wins at the Memorial Centre this weekend. The third-year centre tallied four goals and two assists as the Gaels won 4-2 against the Western Mustangs on Friday and 5-3 against the Windsor Lancers on Saturday. The Gaels are tied for first place in the OUA with a 4-1 record. McHaffie’s weekend scoring streak put her at the top of the league with 13 points. On Friday, assistant captain Katie Duncan scored in the first 45 seconds and McHaffie doubled the lead early in the second period. The Mustangs scored two power play goals in a one-minute span early in the third, but the Gaels countered with two goals of their own to secure the win. Head coach Matthew Holmberg said his team took too many unnecessary penalties. “I’m not faulting the effort,” he said. “But we’ve got to stay out of the box.” Karissa Savage started in goal against the Mustangs. Head coach Matthew Holmberg said he chose to play her because of her strong performance in the Gaels’ 2-1 win over the Brock Badgers on Oct. 6. McHaffie scored two goals in the first period against the Lancers, but the Gaels still trailed 3-2 after the first period. Winger Alex Cieslowski tied the game in the second period, with Duncan and captain Kristin Smith adding goals in the final period for a 5-3 win. Holmberg said he expected a tight game against the Lancers. “There’s always a rivalry against
Windsor,” Holmberg said. “I wasn’t surprised that it was quite back and forth against them.” Holmberg said he started Mel Dodd-Moher in net on Saturday because of her experience playing the Lancers. Dodd-Moher made 46 saves in last season’s 2-1 OUA
quarter-final win against Windsor. Holmberg said he was happy with his team’s performance on the weekend, but still sees things to work on. “We had a little trouble getting out of our own zone,” he said. “The puck was bouncing a bit for
us, we were fighting with it.” The Gaels will travel to Waterloo this weekend to play the 10th-place Waterloo Warriors on Saturday and the first-place Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks on Sunday. The Gaels upset the Golden Hawks 2-1 in last season’s OUA semifinals.
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Centre Morgan McHaffie scored three points against the Western Mustangs on Friday night. She added three more points against the Windsor Lancers on Saturday and leads the OUA with 13 points.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Gaels head into bye week First-place women’s soccer team ends season with a 13-1-2 record B y E mily L owe Contributor The women’s soccer team finished their regular season with a win and a tie, beating the Nipissing Lakers 6-1 on Saturday and tying the Laurentian Lady Vees 2-2 on Sunday. The Gaels finished the season first in the OUA East with a 13-1-2 record. Their first-place finish comes with a first-round bye, so the Gaels won’t play until Saturday. Their opponent will be determined after the first round on Wednesday night. Forward Jackie Tessier scored two goals in the 6-1 win over the Lakers on Saturday. “It could have been much more than that if we had been more efficient,” head coach Dave McDowell said. The Gaels outshot the Lady Vees 19-8 in Sunday’s 2-2 tie. Rookie defender Jessie De Boer scored in the 75th minute to put the Gaels ahead, but the Lady Vees tied it up with 10 minutes left.
“In the end, it’s all about how many goals you put in,” McDowell said. “Not how much you dominate or how many chances you create.” Although they won 13 of 16 games this season, goalkeeper Chantal Marson said the Gaels won’t be overconfident heading into the playoffs. “With playoffs, it’s one and
you’re done,” she said of the OUA sudden-death postseason format. “We need to focus on each single game as opposed to looking too far ahead.” Last year, the Gaels made it to the OUA final but lost 1-0 to the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks. They beat the Golden Hawks in the national final a week later.
Striker Breanna Burton challenges a Nipissing Lakers’ defender at Richardson Stadium on Saturday.
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Sports in brief Women’s basketball sweeps weekend
all-star team. Moore was the Gaels’ leading scorer on the weekend, putting up 27 points against the Tigers and 17 against the Citadins on Sunday. She rested during Saturday’s game.
The women’s basketball team won three straight games at the ARC this weekend, beating the Dalhousie Tigers 80-70 on Friday, — Gilbert Coyle the Guelph Gryphons 72-63 on Saturday and the University of Men’s volleyball Quebec at Montreal Citadins second at Dino Cup 72-58 on Sunday. The tournament was a round-robin format so there was The men’s volleyball team returned no championship game. Guards from Calgary with silver medals Liz Boag and Brittany Moore were on Sunday. After losing 3-2 to the both named to the tournament Alberta Golden Bears — winners
of last weekend’s Coast-to-Coast Classic at Queen’s — the Gaels beat the Calgary Dinos 3-2 and the Regina Cougars 3-1 to advance to the final. The Gaels lost 3-0 in a championship rematch against the Dinos. Middle Michael Amoroso and setter Jackson Dakin both made the all-star list. Outside hitters Joren Zeeman and Bryan Fautley and setter Dan Rosenbaum sat out the weekend with injuries. — Gilbert Coyle
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of reach for the Golden Hawks. Huigenbos said Kelly’s presence in the game makes his teammates play better. “The guys see his effort and they know they need to bring their game up,” he said. The Gaels host the Guelph Gryphons in their regular season final next weekend. The game will be the Gryphons’ first appearance since a two-game suspension. was Guelph Athletics imposed the suspension after a Sept. 17 orientation party. The Gryphons sit at 3-3-1 after forfeiting games against the University of Toronto Varsity Blues and the McMaster Marauders. The Gryphons have already clinched a playoff berth, but their suspension ended any chance of a first-round bye. Huigenbos said he expects the Gryphons to be hungry after the two-week break. “I’m curious preparing for a team that’s had a couple weeks off, you don’t know what type of game they’ll bring,” he said.
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““ ” Queen’s attempts Quidditch postscript
I know people who’ve had busted up knees ... you don’t want to get hit with a broomstick.
Queen’s team set to compete in first ever Canadian Quidditch Cup this weekend
Students at Queen’s practice Muggle Quidditch on Agnes Benidickson Field. The Queen’s Quidditch Club holds two-hour practices twice a week.
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a good throwing arm if you’re a beater, and if you’re a chaser you need good precision.” The Quidditch team held tryouts earlier this month, attracting 50 interested participants. Twenty people made the team. Contrary to what some may think, Quidditch players come from various athletic backgrounds and aren’t just die-hard Harry Potter fans. “We have hockey players and mountain bikers,” Silveira said. Though it a familiar sport, Quidditch hasn’t received questionable reactions from passersby, Silveira said. “Most people ... stop to watch it and enjoy it,” he said. “People are excited to see it.” Ian Little, Sci ’15, recently made the QQC team as a chaser. He and his fellow teammates will travel to Ottawa this Saturday to compete in the Canadian Quidditch Cup — the first-ever national Quidditch tournament. It’s open to all post-secondary level teams in Canada and the US. “We’re going with our team and fans,” Little said. The QQC will face four teams on Saturday in a round-robin format. Participating teams include Carleton, the University of Ottawa, McMaster, Ryerson University, McGill and St. Lawrence University. Little said McGill is one of Queen’s most intense competitors. “McGill is one of the ones that’s been around the longest,” he said. McGill has had a Quidditch team since 2008. Little, who counts himself as a Harry Potter fan, was introduced to Muggle Quidditch this past summer. “I had a friend in the summer who invited me to play with Carleton,” he said. “They’re really good … but they’ve been around a lot longer than us.” Carleton’s Quidditch team has been registered since January 2010 and was the first Ontario university to form a Quidditch team. The uniqueness of Quidditch
Queen’s — where games and it,” he said. “Most other schools practices are held on Agnes have a team already … Before I Benidickson field — Snitch [graduated] I wanted to put this If you see people running through boundaries roughly stretch from in place.” QQC is registered with campus with broomsticks Lake Ontario to Union Street between their legs, don’t between University Avenue and the International Quidditch Association — the governing body Barrie Street. be alarmed. The snitch runner is encouraged for the burgeoning sport. It’s probably a game of Quidditch was first adapted to be creative in their evasion Muggle Quidditch. The sport is adapted from tactics. He or she doesn’t need to from the Harry Potter novels at J.K. Rowling’s celebrated Harry respect the extensive list of fouls in Middlebury College in Vermont by Potter series, revolving around the the game. The Snitch can push and freshman student Xander Manshel in 2005. capture of the golden snitch — an wrestle to avoid capture. Since then, the sport has Quidditch is a full-contact sport. elusive, flying ball. At Queen’s, the Snitch is a But players who make intentional gained a global foothold with 364 physical contact with another registered Quidditch teams in the human being. “The Snitch is a person who player’s head, neck or groin are US and three in Brazil. Germany, Italy, France and Russia all have runs around campus, they’re not sent off the field by a referee. one registered team. confined to the actual field,” said Canada has 32 registered Mason Silveira, ArtSci ’12 and It was translated Quidditch teams at schools and Head of Magical Games from such a including Ryerson, the University and Sports. popular book of Toronto, Carleton and McGill. “[They] wear all yellow and have series and adapted Annual dues are required to a sock with a tennis ball hanging into something join the international association. It from their shorts.” costs $150 per year for Canadian Silveira founded the Queen’s that’s actually a post-secondary teams. High school Quidditch Club (QQC) this year. workable sport. teams can join for $75. Muggle Quidditch attracts more So what does it take to be a than just Harry Potter fans, he said. Queen’s Quidditch player? “It was translated from such a — Mason Silveira, Head of Magical Games “You have to run a lot during the popular book series and adapted and Sports game, so you need endurance and into something that’s actually a stamina,” Silveira said. “You need workable sport,” Silveira said. It’s recommended that the Quidditch incorporates elements of dodgeball, rugby and Snitch runner stay away from the basketball. It has a detailed set field for a maximum of 20 minutes. Usually the referee sets a secret of rules. “The hardest position is probably time for the Snitch’s return. QQC players haven’t keeper. It’s hard to defend all three hoops at once,” he said. experienced serious injuries. Steps “[Quidditch] looks complicated to are taken to ensure there aren’t play from the outside, but it’s just a Quidditch-related injuries on the field. learning curve.” “We put tennis balls on [the Several modifications have been made to Rowling’s magical version ends] of all the brooms,” of Quidditch. Since players can’t fly, Silveira said. This year, the QQC is a ratified games are played on foot within the confines of football-sized fields. AMS club. In previous years, Broomsticks are still vital to the students would only informally game though. As a rule, players play around campus, Silveira said. He said even before the club must keep a broomstick between their legs at all times. The Snitch, was created, there was mounting known as the Snitch runner, is the interest in Muggle Quidditch. “On clubs night everyone said only player exempt from this rule. A Snitch establishes boundaries they had wanted to do it, but Evan Hungate, Sci ‘15, practices Quidditch on Agnes with a referee before a game. At no one took the initiative to start Benedickson Field on Saturday.
makes it appealing, Little said. “Its just completely ridiculous,” he said, “but it’s a lot of fun.” While Little hasn’t suffered a Quidditich-related injury, he knows its a possibility. “I know people who’ve had busted up knees … you don’t want to get hit with a broomstick,” he said. “Some people on Carleton had sprained wrists and ankles.”
How to play Objective • Score more points than the opposing team. Each goal is worth 10 points and catching the snitch runner is worth 30 points. Players • There are two teams of seven people. • Three chasers score goals by throwing the Quaffle (a volleyball) through one of the opposing team’s three hoops. • Two beaters keep Bludgers, (dodgeballs), away from their team and hit bludgers towards opposing team. In Harry Potter’s world, bludgers use bats, but in Muggle Quidditch, bludgers can only use their hands. • One keeper guards the hoops for each team. • One seeker tries to catch a golden Snitch — a tennis ball inside a yellow sock tucked into the waistband of the snitch runner. • A Snitch runner tries to elude the seeker. They aren’t on a team and are the only player without a broomstick. Equipment • Goals are constructed using hula hoops. The diameter of the hoops must be within 33 and 40 inches on posts of 0.9 metres, 1.4 metres and 1.8 metres. The tallest hoop is placed in the centre. • Players must have a broom, a coloured headband distinguishing their position and a jersey. •Mouthguards, goggles, cleats and gloves are recommended. — Source: International Quidditch Association rulebook.
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