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Israel is set to join the pantheon of oil-producing nations; the problem is, the oil might not be Israel’s at all.
Our editor-in-chief has found a new musical infatuation in Jadea Kelly. His fanboyishness isn’t without cause, either; Kelly is a wickedly talented musician, and is a pretty awesome person as well.
Any time the question of Palestine vs. Israel is brought up, heated debate is sure to follow. The oil question is no different. Contributor Eman Bare assesses the situation on page 3.
Kelly and her band rolled through Regina recently. The Carillon’s interview with Jadea Kelly is on page 12.
Bringin’ Duffy back.
In keeping with our reckless, devil-may-care image, our office has absolutely no concrete information on the Carillon’s formative years readily available. What follows is the story that’s been passed down from editor to editor for over forty years.
In the late 1950s, the University of Regina planned the construction of several new buildings on the campus grounds. One of these proposed buildings was a bell tower on the academic green. If you look out on the academic green today, the first thing you’ll notice is that it has absolutely nothing resembling a bell tower.
The University never got a bell tower, but what it did get was the Carillon, a newspaper that serves as a symbolic bell tower on campus, a loud and clear voice belonging to each and every student. Illegitimi non carborundum.
In other news: Apple CEO Tim Cook recently announced that Apple has just purchased the Canadian senate. The newly-formed iSenate can claim expenses improperly from the iStore, and is, surprisingly, not compatible with existing Apple products.
In reality: senate spending on iPads over the last two years is nearly $35, 000 and counting. What sort of motherfuckery is that?
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For the first time in 19 years, the men’s basketball team has a new head coach. But that’s not the only change in the winds for the Cougars. Read about their rebuilding year on page 14.
And other horrifying opinions tackled in what we think may very well be the first ever op-ed roundtable. Be afraid, mortals.
Editor: Rikkeal Bohmann firstname.lastname@example.org the carillon | November 7 - 20, 2013
Israel to drill for oil
It is unclear whether the oil belongs to Israel or Palestine
Will Palestine see any of the benefits?
eman bare contributor
Israel may soon be joining the league of oil-producing states, with recent findings of large oil reserves found off the country’s coast. Givot Olam, an Israeli-based oil company, announced that the oil wells discovered hold approximately 3.53 billion barrels of oil. However, what is unclear at this point is exactly how much oil belongs to Israel, and not occupied Palestine. Currently, Israel has over 120 illegal settlements on Palestinian land. The oil well sits a few dozen meters inside the supposed Green Line that defines the legal borders of Israel, but this is yet to be confirmed. When officials were asked as to where exactly the oil wells were located, responses given were vague and unclear. Israeli water and energy ministries have also declined to comment on the legality of the oil wells. Additionally, both Israel and Givot Olam have made access to the region under question near impossible. Steps have also been taken to ban any filming or photographing of the site by journalists, including Israeli media. The justification given for the limited media access has been that supposed military operations are conducted in the area. However, Dror Etkes, an Israeli researcher who tracks Israeli activities in the West Bank, has stated that he was unaware of any militaristic activity ever taking place in the region. According to Palestinian officials, the Israeli separation wall that divides the two states has been moved, making it even more unclear as to whether or not the wells are on Palestinian or Israeli
territory. Although Israel claims this is due to security reasons, the move has also given oil company Givot Olam more access to the drilling region in question, and also giving the oil company more privacy. At this point, it is entirely unclear how much oil lies underneath the State of Palestine, but it seems apparent that Israel is doing everything it can to prevent that information from becoming public knowledge. As is stated in the Oslo Accord, Israel is required to coordinate exploration in shared territory with Palestinian Authorities, in addition to dividing benefits. However, Palestinians are skeptical at the likelihood of any sort of Israeli integrity on the issue. Ashraf Khatib, an official in the Palestinian negotiation unit stated in an interview with Al Jazeera, “ the problem for us is that the occupation is not just about land confiscation. Israel is also massively profiting from exploiting our resources. There is lots of money in it for Israel, which is why the occupation has been so prolonged.” The World Bank believes that Israel is intentionally making key natural resources exploration impossible for Palestine, either by exploiting the resources for them-
selves, or by expanding their illegal occupation. Earlier this year, the World Bank stated that Israel was destroying any opportunity for the future Palestinian state to become economically viable, through illegal extraction of it’s resources. The biggest question being asked is what does this mean for peace talks? This past summer, peace talks resumed after a long standstill, as the U.S. Secretary of State met with representatives from the two countries. In order for peace talks to resume, Palestinian officials requested an immediate halt on all illegal settlement expansions on Palestinian territories. Israel declined this request, and Kerry recommended this offer be left off the table, at least for now. An agreement reached was a release of 100 Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails. The most recent release came on Oct. 23, when 26 prisoners were freed. Interestingly enough, only hours later, Israel also announced an expansion of its illegal settlements in East Jerusalem-territory that was requested by Palestine for its state. The announcement of continued illegal settlements is in complete contradiction of any efforts to sustain long-lasting peace be-
tween the two countries, however native Palestinian, Dana Al-Zabet, is not surprised. When asked about Palestinian rights in the region, she stated, “What rights? We have no rights in our homeland. It’s a struggle to come in and out of the country and even harder to move between cities to find jobs or food or anything. Israel does not want peace; they want to kick us out and exterminate us from our own country.” Although Kerry has recommended stepping away from settlement talks during last summer’s peace talks, doing so is harmful to the security and economy of Palestine. In reports by the World Bank, Palestine is losing $3.4 billion annually because of Israel’s illegal expansion in the West Bank. That figure does not take into account the recent discovery of oil fields in the region, of which Israel is the only country benefiting. The Prime Minister of Israel, Binyamin Netanyahu, has stated that he is pursuing economic peace with Palestine, however actions suggest otherwise. Palestinian authorities believe that Israel’s policies are seeking economic-warfare against the nation. Dror Etkes states, "the reality is that Israel is enjoying the economic fruits of the occupation by
What rights? We have no rights in our homeland. It’s a struggle to
come in and out of the country and even harder to move between cities
to find jobs or food or anything. Israel does not want peace they want
to kick us out and exterminate us from own country.
exploiting resources that belong to the Palestinians." Past events have supported the notion that Israel is intentionally limiting Palestinian economic growth. There have been countless accusations of Israel Defense Forces destroying Palestinian olive farms at their peak harvest, burning farms and harassing innocent civilians. Olive exports are huge contributors to the Palestinian economy and make up an estimated total of 25 per cent of agricultural exports. Therefore, losses of these farms would have massive impacts on the Palestinian economy. If Palestine were to be given control of land that they are legally entitled to, the country would be able to cut down on foreign aid and develop into a selfsufficient state. Unemployment rates have recently reached 23 per cent, and much of the country is affected by poverty and food insecurity. Israel argues against Palestinians having the right to extract their natural resources, stating that growth in the Palestinian economy would be used to fund terrorism. However, with Israel being guilty of forcefully evicting Palestinians from their homes, building Israeli-only settlements on stolen Palestinian land and also being widely recognized by the international community as an apartheid state, it is questionable who is truly guilty of terrorist activity.
Student sleep debt 4
the carillon | November 7 - 20, 2013
Students just aren’t getting enough sleep. kailey guillemin contributor
We’ve all seen it, or maybe you’ve done it yourself. Students crouched in chairs, lying on couches, or simply lying on their desks and covering their heads with jackets. If you’re averaging only a couple hours of sleep a day you may be doing a good amount of damage to yourself. To be fully rejuvenated and ready for the next day, the average person should, typically, get seven and a half to eight and a half hours of sleep a night. University students on Facebook were asked to share their average amount of sleep they get in a night. After 16 responses, the average was five and a half hours of sleep per night. The lowest was four hours. Up to eight hours of sleep on an average night was the highest. Dr. Nicholas Carleton, an assistant psychology professor at the University of Regina, explains that a full sleep cycle is approximately 90 minutes long. In that, about 45 minutes is spent getting into your REM sleep. The other 45 minutes is spent getting out of the REM sleep and going back into it again
Our Editor-in-Chief sleeps like this every night.
creating the 90-minute cycle. Once you start cutting back on the amount of time spent for sleep, the fewer REM cycles you will be able to have. Once this happens, “you wake up feeling more fatigued, you’ll have more difficulty with memory and concentration,” Dr. Carleton explains. Difficulties retaining new and old information are other effects. This
accumulates until you have caught up on your sleep. The effects from lack of sleep are not only cognitive. Physical effects like difficulties waking up in the morning, moving slowly, and feeling agitated also come with not enough sleep. Dr. Carleton says, “You can watch an A student fall to a B or a C relatively quickly because of
sleep depravation”. Because of all the demands students have, they are more likely to suffer from what is known as sleep debt. When asked about their sleeping habits, Matthew Maertens, a U of R student, says “four if [I] am lucky” on his average night of sleep during school. This was a similar response from other peo-
Timmons committed $150,000 to research. robyn tocker a&c editor
“University is a place you go to get answers,” says Professor Chris Yost. One of the answers he wants is where in the world the research money is going. On Oct. 24, President Vianne Timmons held a public forum to address the issues brought up at the council meeting. Yost spoke at the forum, voicing his concerns over what is happening to research on the University of Regina campus. When asked, Yost says graduate students are being underfunded and research in general isn’t being taken seriously. “Our students do a lot of good research and they are not being as valued as they could be. They devote their lives to it.” At the U of R, teaching assistants, says Yost, are the lowest funded in the country. With the money already in the university’s pockets, Yost wants said money to go where it belongs: to the students. If it isn’t done, he fears the campus will lose a valuable component. Despite these fears, Yost says he wouldn’t dream of leaving the U of R. “I like my students and lab too much to leave. There are elements of support here.” President Timmons agrees that more needs to be done for research. She has committed
Many feel graduate student work is undervalued
$150,000 to research from the University’s contingency fund with an additional $330,000 distributed to the graduate students. The larger sum was announced at the forum and will come from the Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Scholarship program (SIOS). “Research is a critical component of our university. We will continue to work and support our
researchers.” Timmons says a provincial auditor has been called as well as an external review to make sure the money is going where it is supposed to. She will also have a task force looking at the audit results. “We need to make sure the system and structure is designed to allow researchers to get the job done.” Yet for graduate students like
Ben Perry, a first year microbiologist, the reality of the situation is appalling. “I’d make more money flipping burgers.” Perry, and other graduate students like him, make $15,000 for 12 months of work, which equals out to $1250 per month. After paying tuition, Perry makes $850 for a 60-75 hour week, not including the amount of work he does
ple like Justine Kwochka, who is lucky if she can get four to five a night. Aeliesha Brooks, a fourth year psychology honours student, says, “I absolutely do not get enough sleep, but there’s nothing I can really do about it since I have so much to do.” Brooks talks about her day when she doesn’t get much sleep. “It doesn’t take long before you’re absolutely drained,” she says. Overall, she’s really affected by little sleep; she’s groggy and has a hard time focusing in lectures. It’s hard for students to make time for things like exercise, spending some time outside and having enough time for a good night’s sleep with their demanding schedules. But, as Dr. Carleton tells his students, “It’s better to get a full night’s sleep with less study time, but better quality time”. So, the next time you drag yourself out of bed and crawl towards that cup of coffee, instead go for a run, get some sun and a good night’s rest.
on weekends. His frustration with the tuition hikes for graduate students isn’t surprising. When Perry isn’t in the lab, he and other graduates are taking care of their other responsibilities, such as contributing to the community (organizing events) or teaching. With all this work, it makes one wonder how they manage to keep going. “It makes me feel unappreciated, like my work isn’t worth being paid more.” He makes the point that, with such a low salary, attracting graduate students to our campus is that much more difficult. What Perry and other graduate students are asking for isn’t much. An increase in salary and compensation would be nice, but Perry doesn’t hold much hope, not with “the mismanagement of funds on campus.” Still, he wants to finish his Master’s degree and get a PhD, which would hopefully lead to a professorship. “It’s about the science. It sucks having this feeling of impending doom.”
the carillon | November 7 - 20, 2013
Tensions between Syria and Lebanon rage on alec salloum news writer
The raging and bloody civil war of Syria has recently spilled into neighboring Lebanon, resulting in 17 deaths and approximately 100 injuries. The northern city of Tripoli is Lebanon’s second largest city, home to 500,000, and is only 85 kilometers from the nation’s capital Beirut. The past few decades have resulted in troubled relations between Syria and Lebanon. Syria had previously been an occupying force in Lebanon from 1976 to 2005 in response to the Lebanese civil war, which started in 1975. One of the main cited causes of the civil war was tension between various denominations including Maronite Christians, Muslims, PLO-backed Palestinian refugees, Arab National groups and other groups. The war resulted in 120,000 casualties and to this day approximately 75,000 people remain displaced. From the civil war, and the ensuing occupation, a group known as Hezbollah was formed. Hezbollah is a Shia Islamic multifaceted organization spanning politics, having attained seats in the Parliament and Cabinet of Lebanon, as well as a paramilitary group, which rivals the Lebanese army. In fact, Hezbollah has sparked several conflicts with the
Lebanon has had a 13 per cent increase in population.
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israeli Defense Force. Hezbollah has sided and pledged support, in the form of fighters and resources, to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government forces. The spillover of Syrian conflict has manifested in the rebel forces attacking Hezbollah strongholds, as well as the Syrian government attacking rebel groups stationed in Lebanon. Aug. 3 of this year saw Syrian planes attacking Arsal, a border town that housed refugees and among them, rebels.
The attack resulted in 9 reported deaths. Since August 2013, the United Nations reported two million Syrians have been displaced and found refuge in nearby countries. Lebanon has taken in approximately 667,000 refugees, accounting for one in three displaced Syrians, which has accounted for a 13 per cent increase in the Lebanese population. Prior to August 2012’s surge of refugees, Lebanon had a population of 4.8 million. The current disputes have
Israel at the UN
largely manifested in two neighborhoods in Tripoli, Jabal Mohsen and Bab el-Tabbaneh. Jabal Mohsen is predominantly proAssad, Alawite (a Shia sect) and has backed his regime and Hezbollah. Bab el-Tabbaneh is pro-rebel, majority Sunni, and is home to several Syrian refugees. Fighting between these two districts is nothing new. Since 2008, there have been nearly 20 instances of conflict, claiming 200 lives and wounding thousands. The violence is usually carried out along sectarian tracks and reli-
Israel Returns to the UN amidst Syrian Conflict
tatenda chikukwa contributor
After a harsh warning from German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, Israel decided to end its 20-month boycott of the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights. The German minister said defaulting on the forum would do “severe diplomatic damage” to Israel’s international reputation. Israel left the forum because of the criticism it received for policies regarding the settlement of the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem. The forum’s purpose is to conduct a periodic review of all member states implementation of ethical practices pertaining to human rights and business. Topics of discussion include the UN “protect, respect and remedy” framework, possible areas of cooperation with governments, integrating a gender perspective and the development of domestic legislation and policies relating to business and human rights. 33 of the over 80 states in the UN forum recognized the territory Israel is expanding into as Palestinian territory, which prompted a review of Israel’s human rights record. Israel views itself as a target of bias and
Israel ends a 20-month boycott of UN Forum on Business and Human Rights.
seeked to defend its position. “I hope our appearance here today will go a long way to restore equality and fairness regarding Israel in Geneva,” said Israel’s ambassador in Geneva, Eviatar Manor. Palestinian ambassador Ibrahim Khraishi used the forum as an opportunity to call an end to the violation of human rights and release of Palestinian prisoners. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has been officiating peace talks
between the two nations for months. Israel has since freed a second group of 26 prisoners to show confidence in the re-engagement of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. The release has angered some Israeli citizens who see these prisoners as terrorists responsible for murder. This show of good faith has not appeased settlement concerns. Palestine has threatened legal action against Israel.
Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Maliki said, “Israel is seeking to destroy the two-state solution and undermine any effort to ensure the success of the peace negotiations.” Significant resolutions will have to be made sooner rather than later, in light of the recent Israeli attack on the Syrian coastal city of Latakia. An official from the Obama administration said the attack was an effort to stop the
gious biases, and these attacks have seen Alawites, various Christian sects and Druze’s targeted. The government of Lebanon has been unstable since the Syrian withdrawal of 2005. Most recently, in 2011, the government collapsed following a tribunal seeking to find those guilty for the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. This instability persists to this day with considerable social unrest amongst its population, though currently a Hezbollah party member is the acting Prime Minister, while the President is of the LAF. Oct. 29 saw the LAF deployed to Tripoli in efforts to restore some order to the region. Since the deployment, at least one soldier has been hospitalized with severe injuries, following an attack by gunmen. Reports of sniper fire have persisted despite the military presence and have greatly restricted their mobility in the neighborhoods, stifling their progress. Regardless, arrests of at least three belligerents have occurred since LAF intervention. Tripoli has historically been a powder keg of sectarian violence, reluctantly satiated by military intervention. Despite progress being slow, the LAF have made steps to ensure order is restored to the battle-scarred city.
transportation of Russian-made missiles to Hezbollah insurgents. Syria has not confirmed who the attackers were, and Israel also remains silent on the incident. Israeli officials have said in the past that they would respond if they thought military weapons were being transferred to military groups in that region. The Swiss peace conference, or Geneva 2, as its being called, seems to be the latest strategy in peace talks. It is here that members of the international community hope Syrian rebels and the Syrian regime will hammer out a deal to end the conflict, but that is unlikely to happen with some rebels calling the conference an act of treason. Israel’s controversial return to the UN forum has put it back into the good graces of some international states, but also buried it further into diplomatic chaos.
A Marxist’s paradise 6
the carillon | November 7 - 20, 2013
The Regina Freedom Library has opened its doors, comrades. ravinesh sakaran contributor
John Kapp, a history major at the U of R, has set up the Regina Freedom Library. This library is centered on left wing ideas and values. The library, still in its inception stage, has books from several prominent left wing thinkers ranging from Karl Marx to Eric Hobsbawm. The library operates out of Kapp’s home at 1578 Cameron Street, situated right behind Mosaic Stadium. “Looking at the modern state, we can’t really hope for progressive change through the shifting of neo-liberalisms. The only way to achieve social change in our time is to build institutions that run counter to the state and eventually they will gain enough support in the community to make the arms of the state obsolete,” Kapp says as the reason for starting the library. He adds, “My hope is that this library is to get people to get to this kind of ideas and hope that other people will also start similar organizations. So from there we can build a whole new system
The library is slowly building up its collection.
that is based on the community rather than it being based on the state and private corporations.” Speaking of the challenges that he faces with the declining culture of reading among the youth, he says, “This is a fairly optimistic undertaking, I feel that that there are many people who are receptive to these ideas, as one would
have to be willfully blind to see that our current system is unsustainable. We don’t need everyone to understand these ideas; we need enough people to fully understand the situation and articulate it to others.” Kapp does agree that some of the reading material is tough reading, thus he suggests intro-
ducing simpler and easier texts similar to Marx and gradually moving on to the more complex readings. To aid the readers in understanding the texts, Kapp, alongside the Regina Public Interest group, intends to start a reading club that will meet twice a week to discuss the readings. Kapp believes that the reading
club would act as the active arm of the library. “My utopian or naïve wish is that people would digest and communicate these ideas between one another.” Kapp hopes to find a bigger physical space for the library, because the library now serves only as a warehouse for the books. Kapp is raising money to buy more books for the library. He intends to add Lenin, Zizek and Malcom X to the library book list. Kapp also accepts donations in the form of books, however only after taking a look at them first. “I don’t see it as censoring books that are right wing or centrist. I see these ideas as the ideas of the state, that have been bombarded to us all the time. The purpose of this library is push left wing ideas. It may seem propagandist, but it may be just that,” he says. The Regina Freedom Library will be organizing a fundraising event at the German Club on Nov. 16. More information can be obtained at the Regina Freedom Library Facebook page.
There are about 1,610 Canadians detained around the world
alec salloum news writer
Two Canadians, John Greyson, a filmmaker, and Dr. Tarek Loubani, were released from an Egyptian prison on Oct. 5, after being detained for 51 days. The duo was in the region with the intent of doing humanitarian work in Gaza. Through a tumultuous series of events, were arrested without cause by Egyptian police, along with 602 others. Unfortunately, these circumstances of Canadians being detained in foreign countries are far from uncommon. In the wake of the release of Greyson and Loubani, attention has been brought to other Canadians detained around the globe. In 86 countries, including America and Russia, Canadians are imprisoned. Reports have varied on the exact number of detainees, but it ranges from 1,590 to 1,610, the latter statistic being reported by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFAIT) in August of this year. Of the 1,610 detainees, 1,121 are imprisoned in the United States, one of who is facing the death penalty for murder in Montana. DFAIT did not give an in depth breakdown on what specifically each prisoner has done to warrant jail time. Henry Garfield “Gar” Pardy, a retired diplomat from the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, discussed this issue in a National Post article. He stated
Imprisonment in foreign countries has many unforeseen consequences.
that this number of locked up Canadians is something of a norm. “If you look at any given time, there are about 1,800 to 2,000 Canadians in a foreign jail. The majority of them relate to drugs, and then it spirals out from that: assault, murder, rape. And you get robbery, fraud, all of those things crop up in these cases.” Pardy went on to explain that imprisonment in a foreign country carries a litany of unseen consequences. From language and cultural barriers to judicial systems and “notions of fairness” that differ from our own.
Several high profile International Canadian detainees have garnered media attention, though the overwhelming majority has not. Examples like Maher Arar, Abdullah Almakli and Hamild Ghassemi-Shall showcase other instances where considerable media attention has been on detained Canadians. Arar fell victim to extraordinary rendition to Syria by the US Government in 2002 after being wrongfully accused of being a member of al-Qaeda. Almakli, friend and emergency
contact to Arar, was also arrested and wrongfully accused of holding ties to al-Qaeda when visiting his sick mother in Syria. Both men were Canadian citizens and both were released after considerable efforts made by the Canadian public and government. Hamild Ghassemi-Shall was arrested on espionage charges in Iran. Hamild was detained for 64 months on unsubstantiated charges and faced death from his arrest in 2008 till his release this October. Recently two Canadian Green Peace activists, Alexandre Paul
and Paul Ruzycki, were detained by Russian authorities in response to a peaceful protest of an oil platform. The pair, along with 28 other Greenpeace members, was imprisoned. In the wake of recent releases and imprisonments of Canadians abroad, much attention has been given to the issue. Foreign Affairs Canada has published “A Guide for Canadians Imprisoned Abroad,” which outlines what to do in event of international imprisonment and what the Canadian government can do to help.
A community fighting for their school the carillon | November 7 - 20, 2013
Sacred Heart Community School still has hope for a gym alex soloducha contributor
The community of North Central Regina that surrounds Sacred Heart Community School still hasn’t given up hope that they’ll receive a new gym. With almost 500 students, it’s the largest school that serves the North Central area. Last April, the school’s gym was deemed unsafe and condemned. MLA for the area, Warren McCall, started a petition calling for the necessary renovations. “I signed it,” said Rhonda Callfas, a resident from the area, who was picking her nephew up from school. “I had my opinion. My friend needed three signatures for the school. She told me to sign it because it’s for the kid’s school, the gym and all that. To replace the school gym, so I signed it.” Noah Wernikowski, media contact for the Regina Catholic School Division, said they made a request to the ministry of education to get funding to repair the entire school, but the situation became far more urgent when they could no longer use the gym.
Having no gymnasium for school like that is devastating. So it was important for us to act as quickly as possible in order to get something functioning.
In June, they finally secured money to purchase an old church next door to the school. They used $500,000 in reserved money and received $1 million from the ministry to make renovations. They started by removing the pews, updating the electrical and heating, and adding cages to protect the
windows, as well as a temporary gym floor. They put in water fountains and change rooms to make it a fully usable facility for students. “Ironically, it’s one of the largest elementary school gyms we have right now,” said Wernikowski. “We’re very, very pleased with
this.” The two major inconveniences the new facility poses are that the students have to leave to go to it, and that it’s not hooked up to the intercom because it’s a separate building. The school division still maintains that it’s temporary, because they are still waiting on
The Phantom returns DJI's Phantom gets a major upgrade. arthur ward technical editor
I'm sure we all have seen the Star Wars movies [speak for yourself. KL] and marvelled at the fact that modern technology knew no bounds. We've been anxiously waiting for the day advanced robots, drones, travelling through space at light speed and cutting through anything with a beam of light are no longer a thing of science fiction. Well, my friends, that day is finally here. Well, sort of. In January of this year, the folks at DJI innovations unveiled the Phantom, a quad rotor remote controlled aircraft, which was outfitted with a GoPro mount. The Phantom unlocked a whole new field of aerial photography/cinematography so enthusiasts no longer needed to book those expensive helicopter rides just to get aerial shots of the surroundings. The Phantom, along with the optional GoPro, which is used to capture video, costs about $900. With only 15 minutes of flight time per charge, the cost here is reasonable when compared to a helicopter tour of New York City that starts at $175 for a 15minute tour. It may seem like I’m comparing apples and oranges here, but if you’re that budding photographer/cinematographer who's on a tight budget, you'll understand what I mean. The Phantom's GoPro mount made it very popular among consumers; however, the one feature that gave this device a spirit is it's
That big eye makes this phantom look more like a Cyclops.
built-in GPS. Not only does the GPS allow it to effectively stabilize its flight and remain absolutely stationary in mid air even in a stiff wind, but it allows it to fly on it's own! If the aircraft flies out of range of the controller or the controller's battery dies, it automatically ascends to 60 ft and flies over the position where it first began its flight before descending in a controlled descent. This technology saves users the headache of having to worry about the battery life of their controller, which is a common issue with RC aircraft. Although the Phantom was a big hit among consumers, its Star Wars-like ability of automated
flight wasn't enough for the designers over at DJI innovations. In October, they released the Phantom 2 Vision, which is an upgrade to the original Phantom. Straight out of the box, the Phantom 2 Vision comes equipped with its own high-performance camera, hence the name. The Phantom 2 Vision‘s camera is extremely high quality with a 4GB micro SD card included. It shoots full HD video at 1080p30/60i and takes 14 megapixel still photos. However, that's only the tip of the iceberg. DJI innovations also released a smartphone app with the Phantom 2 Vision, which gives the user control over a variety of features. The app allows the user to use
their smartphone as a live display of the Phantom 2 Vision's camera during flight. It also gives the user control over tilt of the camera, which increases the field of view. This is a significant improvement over the original Phantom where the tilt angle of the camera remained fixed during flight. Other features of the app allow the user to take photos and video clips remotely as well as key camera settings such as Picture Quality, ISO settings, Exposure Compensation, White Balance, RAW, or JPEG image formats. Such creative control over the Phantom 2 Vision's camera will certainly appeal to amateur and professional photographers.
money for renovations to the whole school. “The closing of the old gym was a symptom of another problem; that problem being that the school itself is aging. We’ve been told that likely the money will come through in March and then we can look at doing broad renovations for the school which will likely include building a new gymnasium.” The community has long expressed their concern with the condition of the school and impatience over lack of money for necessary renovations. Wernkowski says that these concerns are matched by the school division. “A gymnasium is such an important part of the quality of education that we offer. Having no gymnasium for school like that is devastating. So it was important for us to act as quickly as possible in order to get something functioning,” said Wernkowski. “It’s better for the kids,” said Callfas, “Gotta keep something for the kids, right? Gotta think of the kids, right? It gives them areas to do their activities that they have to do to keep in shape.”
The Phantom 2 Vision's Wi-Fi capability allows it to connect to a smartphone up to 300m away. It also relays crucial flight information to the smartphone's live display such as altitude & direction, height & speed, flight distance, signal strength, battery capacity and the number of GPS Satellites it is connected to. Flight time has been dramatically improved on the new Phantom thanks to the new battery. The high capacity, high performance 5200 mAh Lithium polymer battery offers up to 25 minutes of flight time. LED lights on the battery provide an indicator of the remaining charge, over charge and discharge protection as well as maintenance reminders. Drones such as the Phantom 2 Vision has rapidly increased in popularity over the last few years so much so that the US is trying to keep up with Federal laws that limit and prohibit the use of drones in public. Will we soon live in a Star Wars era where we will have drones delivering our mail and pizza? I think the technology currently allows it and as the Phantom's GPS features clearly demonstrates, that automated flight is not too far in the future.
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Nov. 7-10 Regina Musical Theatre Presents: As Time Goes By Shumiatcher Theatre, MacKenzie Art Gallery $25/adult $15/student
Forums, URSU, snow, oh my!
dana morenstein, robyn tocker, john loeppky, tanner aulie, charlie macdonald making up holidays
At the Public Forum on Oct. 24, Timmons mentioned a Liberal Arts Task Force. Do you think we need one/why?
DM: It's just another money grab. I'm so sick of all of this crap being done, committees and the like, as an excuse to ding students with another fee all in the name of getting shit done.
RT: Depends on what the task force will actually do. From what I recall of the forum, she didn’t go into great detail. Hopefully it’s not just a front to calm the masses.
JL: What are they going to do, send a SWAT team into the history office? Put your hands up and drop all your essays! She should be creating a Timmonslike ability task force with the tag line: making the impossible seem a little less impossible.
TA: As long as it doesn’t mean an artsy version of the cast of Expendables is going to be walking around campus. Although, a hipster Sylvester Stallone with a turtleneck and fake glasses trying to articulate what he likes about Salvador Dali’s, The Great Masturbator, would be pretty extraordinary.
CM: I don’t think this one affects me too much. However, I believe that the Liberal Arts Task Force would have the most badass leather jackets on campus.
We had snow one week, now we don't. How do you beat the winter blues?
DM: How do I beat the winter blues? Simple. Lots of holiday anticipation, chocolate, and a little good old-fashioned retail therapy. Shopping for fashionable winter clothing doesn't have to be de-
pressing. Instead, I scour thrift stores and stock up on comfy, over-sized sweaters.
RT: Movies, movies, and more movies. Ain’t nothing wrong with a nice blanket and some childhood favourites to make you remember when you used to love snowfall in the first place.
JL: Speaking as one of the few who is dreaming of a brown Christmas, I thank those who planned the U of R for making sure I never have to go outside. Check that, turn the Language Institute into a Sobey's and then I would never have to leave.
TA: It would have been funnier to phrase that question, “how do you beat off the winter blues?” Cause then I would say “with my right hand”. Think about it. To answer your question: lots of inappropriate jokes.
CM: I’ll cope by spending as little time as possible outside. Remember, Snow Angels are cool but they are not fun to make at forty below in jeans and a T-shirt.
Midterms have come and gone, but there's always more just around the corner. What's your number one tip for handling these accursed things?
DM: Just get it over with. My English professor once told us that it's crucial to replace a bad habit with a good habit. So, replace your habit of not studying, with something that will make you excited to study, like donuts.
RT: Studying can be dull, but if we break it up into 20 minute intervals with five minute breaks, things don’t seem so awful. Also, if you give yourself a reward, it will make you want to start sooner and get it done quicker.
JL: As a pessimistic third-year who is trying to foster a shred of optimism, just think, when I am in my chosen field, will this mark (provided it's a pass) get me
where I want to go? Hint: most of the time, the word starts with ‘y’ and rhymes with chess.
TA: Just rest in the fact that everything you are learning is a life lesson and will be transferable to your daily life in every capacity. Personally, I cannot count how many times I have used a cross section of a cell membrane while navigating my everyday life ... because I failed that math midterm.
CM: My marks reflected that my tactic of apathy and indifference works quite well in a stress filled environment (in other words relax, tests are really 10% content 90% psychological). If you are one of my professors and are reading this, disregard this answer as a joke and move on to #4. URSU is, apparently, having a forum of their own sometime soon. What do you hope they address?
DM: Hopefully, URSU will take a serious look at the increasing cost of student tuition, and how it can be mitigated. Oh, and what's with all the U of R financial scandals, lately?
RT: URSU actually telling us things?! What is this witchcraft? If they do have one, I want to know what they’re doing about my tuition. Just be transparent! It’s not that hard people! Honest! JL: Not that they will, but they seem more and more to be bending to the administration's whims. Show concrete examples of when they have helped real people, not just set up meetings and pontificate on the ills of the university.
TA: URSU? More like cow-poo. I’m just kidding; URSU is a great organization and we are lucky to have it. I hope they address the disturbingly long list of bad things you can rhyme with URSU: birdpoo, dog-poo, whale-poo. They should make up a new name that can’t be rhymed into a taunt, like Breakfast.
CM: Any type of communication with the student population is a good thing. Especially considering they are giving an opportunity for those who complain to voice it towards someone who can change it. So, short answer for me? Hawaiian Punch in the water fountains, yes or no? Between Halloween and Christmas, November is kind of a bland month. What holiday should we make up to spice up the month?
DM: Let's not make up a holiday. Why do we need holidays to cheer us up? That's what ice cream and sex are for. RT: National Nap Day. We all just stay in bed. There. That’s it. That’s the plan. Students around the country, rejoice!
JL: Take a drink for every time your professor says um. This could be great fun, most of us would have alcohol poisoning, and armchair activists could call it a rallying cry against boring lectures and then we can all go to Denny’s, coursework in hand.
TA: I say Rational Consumer Day. It’s a day where people just buy exactly what they need instead of a $400 life sized animatronic Regan from The Exorcist. Or enough chocolate Santa Clauses to put Fat Bastard into a diabetic coma.
CM: Although it is wildly disrespectful to have parties over Remembrance Day Weekend, people still do it. So to pick a cool, hip new holiday for the No Shave month, I would go with Nobody Buy Anything Day. It would save money for Christmas and it could possibly wreck the economy. Good times.
Nov. 8 Chron Goblin and Black Thunder O’Hanlons Pub 9 PM Nov. 9 Holiday Bazaart Festival MacKenzie Art Gallery $5 Admission 10 AM – 5 PM Nov. 9 Dreams of Teeth - Noxious Sector Opening reception/performance Neutral Ground Contemporary Art Forum 8 PM Nov. 15 Fool Me Twice artist talk Dunlop Art Gallery 6 PM Free Admission Nov. 16 Book Launch with Author Garry Thomas Morse Chapters 2 PM Free Admission
Taking a Tour
the carillon | November 7 - 20, 2013
The MacKenzie plays tour guide to the JUNOs. robyn tocker a&c editor
Combining music with visual art isn’t a new concept, but the MacKenzie Art Gallery decided to do something unique back in April that is still catching people’s eyes. In order to celebrate the JUNOs being held in Regina, the MacKenzie along with the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), came up with an idea to pair great Canadian art with equally great Canadian music. Eight JUNO winners and nominees from recent years were selected to visit the MacKenzie Vault and choose artworks from the Permanent Collection that held particular meaning to them. These pictures, paired with photos of the artists who chose them, will remaining hanging in the vault until Nov. 24. When you walk into the gallery, at first it looks like any other showing. Paintings are on the walls, there’s a ceramic sculpture on display, and it’s quiet. Very, very quiet. But as you get up close and personal with the pictures,
MacKenzie Art Gallery
Tegan and Sara photograph nicely, don’t you think?
things start to take on a new form. The band Metric, who has been nominated 10 times for a JUNO and won twice, chose a painting that, at first doesn’t make much sense. Who Decides Who Rises and Falls? was painted in 2011 by Zhong-Yang Huang and is a painting rich in different shades of brown oil paint on canvas. While
I stared at it, I started to understand why Metric may have chosen it. We’re all humans living in the same world dealing with similar issues. It’s not our job to judge or condemn others while raising a few selected ones up in the process. From the songs I’ve listened to by Metric, this seems to fit with their sound.
Tegan and Sara each chose a piece of art and I like Tegan’s choice best. Janieta Eyre’s The Mute Book #2 is a poignant piece whose message comes across clearly. A woman is in the photo with a line painted on her body that cuts her in half. On one side her clothes/style is more androgynous while on the other, she is
styled in a more elegant way. Her hair is loose and curled with a floral printed dress. For me, the photo says that there are two different ways to look, but both sides don’t change the fact that she is a woman and her femininity can be viewed in a variety of ways. Whitehouse, a relatively new band, chose Jane Ash Poitras’ Rebirth of the Four Coyote Spirits as their special piece of art. The duo’s work is seen as a marriage of their “innovative approach and magnetic appeal,” which is something Poitras’ work has, as well. It’s a marriage of colour and photography, celebration and tragedy. I admire it for its realness and its connection to Saskatchewan’s Aboriginal history. Whitehorse’s new album The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss “speaks to an ominous, epic sense of drama about the fate of our world today” which, again, correlates with the artwork they chose. With other pieces of art in the section of the gallery, I could go on for another 500 words, but I think you get my point. The MacKenzie and CARAS did a cool thing, and I really hope they do it again for next year’s JUNOs.
Burning retinas one film at a time The Terrible Film Festival is back for another round. destiny kaus a&c writer
Hmmm, what to do this upcoming Sunday? Who knows? Instead of sitting around in my pink cat onesie, eating ice cream, and avoiding doing my homework, I might just check out The Terrible Film Festival put on by Gerald Saul’s Film 412 class. And why, one might ask, would I spend my evening watching terrible films? Well, because this event is going to be free, dang awesome, and freaking hilarious! The Terrible Film Festival got its start back in 1999 when Professor Gerald Saul inherited the Film 412 class (experimental film production) from another professor who left last minute. This class had already started to plan a festival of sorts before their teacher ditched them, so Saul took it upon himself to lead them in organizing a festival focused around their own work. But, here’s the catch: students had to use real film. Yes, real film, the kind one develops in a dark room and runs through an oldschool projector. I didn’t even know this stuff still existed. Saul says, “This is a way to shoot film, develop it ourselves … and show it on film with an old projector making the clack clack clack noise.” Ah, such an antique, rhythmic sound that can transport an audience back in time to the early days
Gerald Saul, attempting to make a film spontaneously combust in the gate.
of film. Beautiful. After the first festival in 1999, students realized their films were not turning out the way they planned. In fact, they sucked. Everything from underexposed images to blank images plagued
these poor students’ films. But, once they accepted this harsh reality that their experimental films were awful, they came up with the idea to call their festival The Terrible Film Festival. “Then they got really engaged
with it because then the embarrassment about the films became something to rejoice,” says Saul. A hopefully bountiful audience will gather at 7:30 p.m. at the Artful Dodger on Nov. 10 to view these terrible films. Who cares if
It’s the best image in the world when [film] melts on the screen, the
scream of horror from the filmmaker, and almost the applause from the crowd. Hopefully that’ll happen. Gerald Saul
hours of hard work don’t turn out that night? No one! The more awful the film, the better. Students get a good laugh, the audience loves it, and Saul can see how his students think on their feet. “Part of [their mark] is based on the film itself, so I can look at that outside of the event,” says Saul, “But then part of it is on the presentation. So how do they respond to it not working out? If it breaks in the gate, can they do shadow puppets on the screen? Can they fill the three minutes they’re required to fill?” So, while students freak out when their film starts on fire and scramble to fill this three-minute time slot, Saul sits and watches in glee, hoping for the worst. “I love when projectors aren’t quite running right. If we’re lucky, one of them will jam and it’ll melt in the gate. It’s the best image in the world when it melts on the screen, the scream of horror from the filmmaker, and almost the applause from the crowd. Hopefully that’ll happen.” I hope this happens, too, because, snap, that would make for an exhilarating evening. Who knew terrible films could be so exciting?
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Forget the snow, we’ve got a kiln!
adam gamble contributor
Seventeen University of Regina artists began sharing their passion for pottery with the public on Oct. 24. The collective, comprised of two visual arts staff and 15 students, fired pottery in a kiln outside the University’s Riddell Centre until 8 p.m. Oct. 25. The firing was the third since June, when students from Art 290 AB – Ceramic Kiln Construction – helped build the kiln. Martin Tagseth, adjunct professor, who has built kilns across North America and Europe instructed the students, as did Darcy Zink, ceramics and sculpture technician. The Department of Visual Arts, aforementioned students, and Tagseth covered most of the project’s costs. “The kiln was built with over 1,000 bricks,” said Steph Ross, who took Art 290 last summer. Ross is also one of 15 students from Art 260 – Introduction to Ceramics – and Art 490AI – Senior
Snowy, but still pretty
3D Studio – who, in shifts, fired pottery Oct. 24-25. “It’s generating enthusiasm for ceramic students.” This enthusiasm may be what led Ross to take two pottery-firing shifts, totaling 13 hours. Both
shifts entailed adding wood to the kiln to keep it ablaze, and checking its temperature. To check the kiln’s temperature, “You open one of the four [doors], which each have eight cones behind them, and look at
the cones. The degree to which the cones are melted then determines the kiln’s temperature,” explained Ross. Michael Flaherty, who is teaching Art 260 and Art 490 AI on a sabbatical replacement this se-
mester said, “the kiln got as hot as Cone 12 – equivalent to 1,350 C.” Flaherty has worked with kilns in many provinces, including Alberta, Newfoundland, and Nova Scotia. “This is one of the nicest kilns I have ever worked with. We are super lucky to have it.” Flaherty, along with Zink, observed students as they contributed to the creation of 200 pieces of art. Flaherty also added wood to the kiln, while Zink sealed the kiln with mortar. Elizabeth Kopriva, a third-year film and video production student, did not take part in the firing. However, she noticed the kiln on her way to class. “I had no idea what it was for, but I guessed it was for pottery,” said Kopriva. “The fact that it’s in a public space means that everyone can see what’s going on.” Considering the kiln is currently cooling off, people may not notice it, nor know what it is used for.
Merman or Mermaid?
Lipstick Smears and Mermaid Tears is good but confusing
destiny kaus a&c writer
Tamara Unroe, the playwright, visual artist, and puppeteer of Lipstick Smears and Mermaid Tears: Memoirs of a Sinking Soul collaborated with Mariann Taubensee’s visual art talents to take their stationary art exhibit to the stage. “It started off as an art installation for a gallery in Saskatoon … and then I decided to do a shadow show/puppet show in amongst the installation. It’s kind of the story of a discarded object’s life. What happens to a discarded object after it’s thrown away?” As soon as I heard this description of the play, I was captured by its concept. I have never seen a play about a discarded object. Though I loved the set design and Unroe’s passion during her performance, I did not enjoy the play. It left me utterly bewildered. On a positive note, the set design was visually stunning. Unroe and Taubensee created an underthe-sea set using materials solely taken from garbage dumps and recycle bins. Torn, white garbage bags and milk jug handles were laced together to fashion eerie fish skeletons. CDs, Nestea bottle caps, burnt matchsticks, and a host of other objects formed bright red, blue, and green ocean coral. Old pieces of scrap metal shaped odd sea creatures. My eyes became pleasantly overwhelmed by this colour-popping set. Who knew one could make art out of trash? For this, I give the artists much due credit. I also commend Unroe for her
Puppets are still fun, even if you’re not in Kindergarten anymore
sincere passion for art and drama. Though the audience and I could see her on stage nearly the entire time, she exuded her passion by really getting into the play. She moved the puppets very smoothly, made her own sound effects of waves rising and falling, and changed her voice as best she could to speak as an old, decrepit merman and a flamboyant, female coffee cup. On the other hand, I was very disappointed with the overall storyline. Unroe states, “It’s a story of an aging merman who is patrolling the seas for garbage and his life.”
I understand this, but I could not tell whether or not the merman was boating atop the sea or under the sea. There was not enough separation between the underwater scene and the scene above water. Additionally, as the play went on, this dilapidated merman formed a relationship with a seemingly young coffee cup. This baffled me. How on earth does a merman fall in love with a coffee cup? Maybe I’m just thinking too logically on this one, but this part of the plot confused the heck out of me. The merman seemed slightly narcoleptic because he took nu-
merous naps during the production. I know that this was because Unroe had to go backstage to perform her shadow puppets, but couldn’t she have come up with a more creative way to change scenes? Quite a way into the play, I became deeply befuddled by the merman’s realization of his tail. I keep asking myself, “How did this merman not know he had a tail when it is attached to his body?” A merman not realizing he has a tail is like me realizing I have legs. It does not make sense. No, I am not dense. I have participated in and seen numerous plays over the years, so I can at-
test to the fact that I am very good at understanding plots. This one, however, went right over my head. One other dimension that bothered me about the shadow puppet scenes was that I could hear Unroe flipping through shadow puppets and overhead slides backstage. This annoyed me. I used to be the backstage manager for various dramatic productions, so I can comprehend the importance of keeping everything quiet backstage. I cannot stand hearing even the smallest noises from behind the curtain. So, when I heard the puppets and slides getting shuffled around backstage, I got really distracted. As for the title, (Lipstick Smears and Mermaid Tears: Memoirs of a Sinking Soul) it makes sense in one way, but not in another. The coffee cup does in fact have large lipstick smears on it. But, shouldn’t the title say “Merman” instead of “Mermaid” since, by definition, a mermaid is a female mythological sea creature and this play centers on a male? Overall, in my opinion, this play had its ups and downs. It was definitely unique and out-of-the-box, but it lacked certain plot elements to make the story comprehensible. I loved the concept of an odd storyline about a merman (I like weird things), but I don’t think the concept was carried out to its best potential.
Eight events and still chipper the carillon | November 7 - 20, 2013
True Knit Art Show is back for another round. allan hall distribution manager
On Saturday, Nov. 9, the True Knit Art Show will be holding the eighth instalment of their successful arts and crafts show in the Riddell Center at the University of Regina from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. True Knit is a local arts and craft show run by Cassie Ozog and Kaeli “Cookie” Decelles that showcases and celebrates the eclectic crafting community that exists in Regina. They describe it as a fun, friendly and accessible craft show for renegade crafters and artists in the city. This event has become a regular staple in the growing arts and craft show seen in Regina. Because of the unique nature of the event, the attendees for
True Knit often see some really cool, funky things that they may not have seen at a more traditional crafts shows. In the past, they have had a wide range of items such as baby onesies decorated with skeletons, dresses made from old t-shirts, sculptures out of newspapers, jewelry made from found objects, punky knit sweaters, and numerous other bizarre and fantastic things. One of the main reasons why Ozog and Decelles created True Knit was to create an affordable event for crafters and artists to showcase and sell their work. For many crafters and artists, the large table fees for most craft shows is a huge enough financial burden that they decide against entering them. For example, the “Our Best to You Art and Craft Sale” held in Regina last weekend,
charges between $410 to $1,200 for a participant to rent a single table. This is in contrast with True Knit, which charges only $75 for a table. “[My business partner] and I wanted to enter into a craft show, but they were so expensive, and we thought ‘gosh we wish that there was a cheaper craft show that was a little bit more affordable that still had access to lots of people,’ [and all of] these other wish list items. Well, then we thought that we could probably do that. We then wrote all of our ideas on a Post-it note and boom that was our business plan and [that was how] True Knit was born,” said Ozog. For Ozog, one of the most rewarding things about True Knit has been seeing the personal growth for many of the crafters
and artists that have been coming to the event since its inception. “One of the coolest things that I see is that our show gave an opportunity to people who weren’t sure if they could do this, who weren’t sure if they could sell their art or their crafts. What’s amazing now is that this is going to be our eighth show ... and now I’ve seen people who came to our very first show and tested the waters and now they were able to quit their jobs because they’ve developed such a successful business ... That’s not everyone’s story, but I see a lot of our return crafters getting more confident, trying new things, doing new unique stuff. And, I think what’s amazing is that we see our family ... and they really are family to us because we know them so well now, growing and changing, and
Playing in the prairies
Electric Soul likes its seclusion. laura billett contributor
With influences from rock, jazz, funk, and, well, pretty much everything, Electric Soul is definitely a band to listen to. From Winnipeg, Edouard Durocher, Dave Guenette, Chris Tuschcherer and Joey Decosse have created a unique sound that is bound to get you grooving. Though some of them played together previously, Electric Soul came together in 2011. “The chemistry really works between all four musicians ... Everyone has different perceptions of what music means to them and how they play it, but it all really melted together really nicely,” says vocalist and guitarist Edouard Durocher. Durocher explains they draw their inspiration from their varied musical backgrounds and interests. “Joey, the drummer, really likes metal and progressive metal and rock. Dave, the keyboard player, likes jazz and pop and rock and progressive rock as well, so we all come from different places.” But they are also influenced by other local artists. “Winnipeg alone has a ridiculously huge amount of talent in the city, every night you can go out and see a good band. So there is that local influence that is, I guess, like a friendly rivalry.” says Durocher. In 2012, they released an EP, but were not happy with the results so began work on new material. They learned to refine their energy and explore their dynamics; they did not want their music to be “... one hundred percent chaotic all the time, but we still want to have those [exciting] moments,” says Durocher. Their work has paid off, and their debut full-length album, Second Paradise has been a success. A little over a week after the album release show on Sep. 6,
Second Paradise ranked as the 23rd most played album across Canada on !earshot's national top 50 community and college radio chart. That is big news for a first album, and the band is really psyched to be playing more shows and gaining new fans. “There's a lot of stuff on there that a lot of people will like ... There's a little bit for everyone I think,” says Durocher. Electric Soul embarks on a quick, three-day tour of the prairies next week, their first time playing outside of Manitoba. They will get to Regina and Saskatoon, playing at O'Hanlons on Nov. 15. It is a short tour, but the band is really excited to branch out. After the tour, and in between shows at home, Electric Soul is excited to be working on a new album over the winter, and playing at festivals like Festival du Voyageur. When asked if the band was eager to get out of the prairies and into a bigger music scene, Durocher explained they are really happy to be in Winnipeg, slightly secluded from the big industries in Toronto and Vancouver.
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improving as artists by every show with new products and new ideas.” True Knit is also an active supporter of the Regina Humane Society. Instead of charging an entrance fee for attendees like some other arts and craft shows, True Knit has a donation bucket at each show where the attendees can voluntarily make a donation to the Regina Humane Society. Ozog and Decelles also donate a portion of their proceeds to the Humane Society. If you’re looking to start your holiday shopping early or looking for some really nifty items, make sure that you check out the True Knit Art Show this Saturday.
Jadea Kelly showcases new album 12 a&c
the carillon | November 7 - 20, 2013
Canadian artist’s new release entitled Clover michael chmielewski editor-in-chief
Regina missed out, big time. Jadea Kelly and her band should have been playing in front of a bigger crowd at the Artful Dodger on Nov. 1, but they still played an amazing set for the lucky few who did come out. The Toronto based act had been touring Western Canada as a three piece for a couple weeks, and Regina was their second last stop before heading home. The show had no opener, and Jadea Kelly played two sets for the gathered, which included a Fleetwood Mac cover and songs off of her new album, Clover. The new album is described as “built with heavy orchestration, darker organ pads, layered harmonies and sonic space, Clover presents a startlingly drastic, yet unified, musical shift for the singer.” After her performance, it’s something I’ll be buying. One of the songs that really resonated with me from Clover was “Lone Wolf.” “That song’s mostly about strength, and whatnot,” Kelly told me before her set. She also explained the meaning of some of the lyrics: “there’s this part ‘you flew so far in the open sea,’ that was from a newspaper article about the pioneers of aviation, and they talked about how freighting it was to go for the first time so far into the open sea in an airplane, and losing sight of the
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If you see her show, she may make you touch fake pig poop.
land, and how freighting that would be, not knowing if you were going to just crash.” Kelly can really relate to that feeling because of things that have happened in her musical journey. “I just liked that sentiment and that feeling and that’s how I was personally feeling at the same time, leaving my old friends and band mates and business relationships behind to move forward, and I felt really horrible for doing it, but it was necessary for me. “That’s what ‘Lone Wolf’ was about.” During the interview, I egotisti-
cally started talking about my band and its recent break-up, and Kelly explained interestingly “that’s what my record is about, is a band break up. It does suck, but you feel shitty in the moment, but I do not regret moving on to play with the people I play with now, because I need to grow and you need to grow as a musician.” The band backing her up at the show validates this valuable piece of wisdom. Kelsey McNulty filled the room with her piano playing and backed up Kelly on vocals, while Tom Juhas played admirable lead guitar and amazing improved solos, the best being
during “Violet” from Clover. Unlike most albums today, Clover was not recorded on a computer with Pro-Tools, but rather on analog 2-inch tape. “Instead of just looking at a glowing screen, we were just listening to each other and feeling the song out,” Kelly explained. “We’d choose a song based on how it felt … we all became so close” because before Clover, the band would never be together recording the song. Hear the results of this unique process on tracks like “Powell River,” and of course, “Lone Wolf.” Kelly, from experience, also of-
fered advice to aspiring musicians facing the classic dilemma of pursuing a life in music. “You just need to dive headfirst, if you feel as though you are meant to be playing music, and you love music, and you don’t want to live in the 9 to 5 world, then you need to make it work. I quit all my jobs three years ago and I haven’t gone back.” Kelly is absolutely somebody to look out for on the Canadian music scene, with her beautiful voice, sincere and outstanding lyrics, captivating song writing, and work ethic.
Ruttan keeps comin’ around
Country music star makes a stop in Regina. dana morenstein contributor
“The reason I moved is because I wanted to learn how to write songs from the best songwriters in the world,” says Deric Ruttan confidently, during a sit down interview at the Casino Regina show lounge, before he prepares to get on stage as part of the “Your Town Throwdown” tour. He’s come to the interview prepared, and when the subject of his decision to move to Nashville in 1994 comes up—a move that kick started his country music career—he has no regrets. “That’s where they all were. So I moved there and I was kind of like a sponge, just soaking up everything I could. When you go to a creative centre like that, you’re immediately surrounded by people who are a whole lot better than you are. It brings the level of your game up and that’s what it did for me.” So is it fair to say that Ruttan doesn’t mind competition? “Not at all. That’s very fair to say. I enjoy competition as long as Jason and Chad aren’t fighting me for the last piece of pizza. That would bother me.” Ruttan is refer-
This guy has written songs for Blake Shelton. Wow.
ring to his friends Jason Blaine and Chad Brownlee, who are on tour with him. “I think it makes you better.” Ruttan’s 2003 single, “When You Come Around”, charted in both Canada and America. Four years later, he released his second album and had four hit radio sin-
gles. In between those two albums, Ruttan was working behind the scenes, writing songs for other notable country music artists like Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, and Aaron Pritchett. He won a CCMA for songwriter of the year in 2007. Recently, he co-wrote Blake
Shelton’s number one single, “Mine Would Be You.” “I wrote my first song with my cousin when I was twelve. We were in an ice fishing hut, in a field, beside the house I grew up in,” Ruttan reflects, a look of wonder on his face. “From the moment I first heard music and
learned to play guitar, I was the one who wanted to be writing the songs. I was just drawn to do it.” What inspires him? “Any time I hear something great that I wish I had written, it inspires me. And I go, why didn’t I think of that?” Ruttan is busy promoting his most recent album, Take The Week Off, and has a single out now of the same name. “I think it’s the strongest thing that I’ve ever done,” Ruttan says honestly. “It’s a bit of a new sound for me, a little bit more aggressive.” Take The Week Off showcases Ruttan’s singing, guitar, and song-writing talent. His voice is pure country goodness—strong when it needs to be and smooth when it has to be. The song’s lyrics are evidence of a finely crafted skill that Ruttan has managed to perfect throughout the years, enhanced by his willingness to learn from others, and his ability to change along the way when he needs to.
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You won’t be smiling after you see these roundtable answers.
taylor sockett, michael chmielewski, paige kreutzwieser, brady lang this week’s roundtable
This year the University of Regina is hosting the 2014 women’s volleyball National Championships. Do you think the Cougars will make it to the finals in front of their hometown crowd?
Sockett: Let’s just say the odds of that happening are about the same as getting hit by lightening, winning the lottery, and being mauled by a bear all during a solar eclipse. As I am writing this, the team is off to an 0-4 start, which begs the more important question: Why is the University sinking money into this team? With consecutive unsuccessful seasons you’d think the money could be better spent on a worthwhile team. Perhaps we should dust volleyball and fund the ultimate team; at least they can win.
Chmielewski: I think the homecourt advantage will really help our Cougars, but ultimately it comes down to the team, obviously. I hope they win, but I’m not sure.
Kreutzwieser: Let’s just all reminisce about last year’s basketball CIS championships here and how much fun (aka: drinking) we all experienced. But for the male fans, you now have an added bonus that the girls will be wearing tight uniforms – booze and spandex, what more could men ask for, right?
Lang: The home-town crowd is always a factor heading into a tournament of this magnitude. If the team catches a wave and feeds off the loud crowd anything is possible.
On Nov. 10 the Saskatchewan Roughriders will host the division semi-finals. What is your biggest concern about the Riders as they head into the post season? Sockett: The offense not putting the ball in when we are in the redzone. This has gotten ridiculous and it continued Saturday afternoon. When you have to settle for three points instead of seven, that’s a loss. Cortez needs to go to his drawing board this week and figure this shit out or we don’t stand a chance. Chmielewski: That they win. I want to see the awesome crest fall that will be the Riders not playing for the Grey Cup at home. Muhahahaha
Kreutzwieser: My biggest concern is whether Ridernation can keep themselves together. Whether we will admit it or not, the impact our fans have on the way we play is huge.
Lang: My biggest concern has to be – for the first time in years – the receiving core. After losing Chris Getzlaf, the offense looked out of sync and seemed to be covered quite easily in the game against Calgary.
The nominees for the CFL awards were announced last week. Who is your pick to win outstanding rookie?
Sockett: I had the pleasure of playing on a Senior Bowl game with the two players on my short list and they’re both tremendous football players. I’m talking about Brett Jones and Levi Steinhauer, but I have to give the nod to Jones. As a rookie to come in and start every game at center, arguably one of the toughest positions to play, is impressive enough but to not look out of place at all is amazing. If Jones does not win there is something seriously wrong with the league. Chmielewski: I’m going to guess the guy from the Bombers, Ian Wild. He’s got the best name.
Kreutzwieser: If I don’t say Levi Steinhauer, then my roommate, closest friends, and hometown of Moose Jaw may disown me. But, truly I hope he wins. Also have you seen his hair? That, in itself, deserves an award, because it’s red and there is lots of it.
Lang: I think we’re going to have a unanimous decision on the roundtable this week. Calgary star centre, and Rams alumnus, Brett Jones definitely deserves to be chosen as Rookie of the Year.
What he’s been doing in Calgary is really special; I just wish we had him instead of them. No one could have expected this, but the Toronto Maple Leafs are currently first in the Eastern Conference. Are they the real deal this year?
Sockett: My best friend informs me that the Leafs are the real deal this year, which makes me laugh. The beauty of an 82-game season is that about 75 per cent of the games mean nothing at all. Yes readers, you heard it first from me, the 82-game season is just a ploy by owners to line their pockets at the expense of the players bodies. However, I digress the Leafs have now dropped to third in the East, so this is the begging of the end of their playoff push. Sorry T.O. fans, better luck next year. Chmielewski: Yes. The Toronto Maple Leafs will win the Stanley Cup this year.
Kreutzwieser: I can’t wait to read Autumn’s response to this question, and since I will have to wait I’m just going to remind her about how the Leafs are currently in first in the Eastern Conference. Leafs are in first. Leafs . . . first. Leafs.
consecutive unsuccessful seasons you’d think the money could be better spent on a worth-while team. Perhaps we should dust volleyball and fund the ultimate team, at least they can win. Taylor Sockett
Lang: Yes they are. This team has Brian Burke, and Brian Burke’s trusted side-kick Dave Nonis’ finger prints all over it, which means they are built for winning in the playoffs. Watch out for Toronto. Goalie for the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche, Semyon Varlamov was arrested on suspicion of second-degree kidnapping and third-degree assault. Varlamov’s agent claims this was a conspiracy to keep Russia from winning the Olympics. What do you think of this mess?
Sockett: I think it’s funny, but it’s not just Varlamov we should be worried about. You see, Varlamov’s new coach, Patrick Roy, is a little psycho as well, so as a service to the community I have prepared this public service announcement: My fellow Canadians, as many of you know, the Avalanche will soon cross our border “Hide yo kids, hide yo wife, they snatching up your people.”
Chmielewski: The allegations against the netminder are pretty serious. It’s actually really sad that this stuff still happens today. If he is found guilty, then he doesn’t deserve to play in the Olympics. He doesn’t embody the spirit of it. But, he has to get his due process, so we’ll see where it goes. Kreutzwieser: With this alongside all the Armstrong-PistoriusHernandez scandals going on, I wanted to applaud MLB on keeping a clean reputation this year, but never mind.
Lang: Did they really think Varly was going to start in the Olympics? One word… BuhBrovski.
Times are changing 14 sports
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The Cougars men’s basketball team is looking to prove themselves. matt wincherauk contributor
It will be a year of change for the University of Regina Cougars men’s basketball team, but the players are coming at this season with great optimism and energy, according to forward Travis Sylvestre. Sylvestre was gracious enough to give some insight into how the team has come together this year from the perspective of a secondyear player. The Cougars had a bit of a turbulent summer this off-season, as they lost long-time head coach James Hillis to retirement. This led to former assistant coach Steve Burrows getting the call to be the Cougars’ first new head coach in 19 years. While Hillis’ retirement was an unexpected announcement for many players on the team, they are excited to have a familiar face as their new bench boss. “We will definitely miss Coach Hillis,” said Sylvestre. “He was a great coach and had a great career here. At the same time, it’s really fresh and exciting to have Coach Burrows this year. Coach Burrows knows the game inside and out and has been able to connect with everyone on the team.” Staying within the team to find a replacement should prove to be a smart decision, as Burrows knows the players and the team culture well. Having been an assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s teams, he also knows the University of Regina very well. It’s always tough transitioning from a long-tenured coach, but the players on the team appear to be on board to prove that Burrows was the right hire. The starting five were varied throughout the pre-season, but
God, I’ll miss that beard.
during the opening regular season games on Friday and Saturday, the starting lineup included fourth-year player Brendan Hebert at point guard, fourth-year Darius Mole at shooting guard,
third-year Wesley Jones at center. The starting lineup has some strong veteran experience, which will be key going forward, especially with a rookie head coach at the helm.
men’s team lost a couple of key players to graduation, their vacancies also leave room for younger players to be called upon to step up and prove themselves. “From last year, I think most of
We will be leaving everything on the court every night, and hopefully come March, we are in a good position.” – Travis Sylvester
second-year player Sylvestre at small forward, third-year Will Tallman at power forward and
Despite a solid returning player core, with every new season comes change. Although the
all we are going to miss Paul Gareau,” Sylvestre said. “He was a really strong player and a huge presence out there on the court. He was also one of the best teammates I ever played with; he is just a good person.” Gareau was a great veteran presence for the Cougars, having played with the team for five years. He was also the team’s leading scorer and shot 65 per cent from the field last year. As for replacements, Sylvester is optimistic about the younger players. “We have a lot of rookies who are expected to perform highly,” he said. “In the post, we are lacking some size, so the guys we do have are really expected to make a difference on the glass and defensively. Overall the entire team is held accountable to work hard every time we are on the court.” It is definitely going to have to be a team effort all around by the Cougars, and the rookies as well as second-year players will be asked to contribute early in their CIS careers. As for expectations on how the year will go, after two consecutive years missing the post season, everyone is hoping for the team to make it back to the playoffs this year. “Expectations as a team this year are to be the best team we can be,” Sylvester said. “Obviously we are coming into this season
with a lot of changes but that isn’t an excuse. We are young, but we are hungry and capable to put a dent into this league. We will be leaving everything on the court every night, and hopefully come March, we are in a good position.” This is a team with a ton of talent, and it will be all about how they put those talents to use on the court. Cougars fans can expect nothing but good things from a team this talented and coached by such a well-regarded bench boss as Steve Burrows. By the time March rolls around, we should see the Cougars contending for a playoff spot. The Cougars showed their potential last Friday night, when they scored a 78-72 upset victory over the No. 8-ranked UBC Thunderbirds. This was the first game played under the direction of Burrows, and the boys made him proud. After leading by as many as 19 points in the third quarter, the Cougars fought off a late push by the visitors, which saw their lead diminish to just five points. But, the Thunderbirds were never able to catch the Cougars, who earned the victory thanks to strong play by numerous members of the team. Hebert got the ball rolling early and led all players with 23 points, including five three-pointers, while Mole had seven assists to propel the home team to victory. “It wasn’t the prettiest of wins, but I thought we had control of this game from the tip-off and I was happy for them to be able to finish this one off,” Burrows said. “These guys have worked incredibly hard since the start of September and it's great for them to be rewarded with a win to start off the season.” Catch the Cougars in action during their next home game on Nov.15-16 against the visiting University of Saskatchewan Huskies.
This is the end
the carillon | November 7 - 20, 2013
Meagan Cormier’s Cougars career comes to a close. paige kreutzwieser staff writer
One of the most successful seasons in Cougars women’s soccer history, becoming the U of R’s alltime scoring leader, a member of the Canada women’s soccer team and competing in the Summer Universaide – all of that just barely scratches the surface of what kind of legacy soccer star Meagan Cormier will leave at the University of Regina. Cormier just finished her fifth year as a Cougar, unfortunately in a loss to the University of Victoria in the Canada West quarterfinals. “I’m definitely sad, but I think it still hasn’t hit me,” said the team’s captain, admitting school has been keeping her busy and since most of her closest friends are part of the team, she hasn’t felt like her time as a Cougar is done. “But, next year when the season comes around, I think it will hit me more.” However, it may not even be done. Cormier will be returning to the U of R to complete her degree in Kinesiology, and coaching may be an option. “I think [Head Coach Bob Maltman and I] will meet about it, whether it’s next year or years forward that I could help out. I
Look at that leg muscle.
would love to get into high-level coaching,” explained Cormier. She joked that her teammates may not specifically like her coaching them, but she hopes that she will still be able to create more memories with her former team as she finishes her degree within the next year. Cormier is happy with the overall success of the team this year. “I think coming into this year we all had really high expectations of ourselves and we were all hoping that we could go further than last year,” she said, speaking of when the team had snagged a
spot in the Final Four. However, the team can certainly boast success for this year, as they were able to make playoffs again alongside all of the experience they have gained – especially Cormier. “It’s been a really long year because I have been gone so much travelling with soccer,” said Cormier adding she was battling minor injuries throughout the season because of the toll on her body. Cormier, and the rest of the Cougars squad, travelled to Mexico in May to promote soccer,
practice with women’s teams in the country, educate and teach kids in the area, and especially to grow as individual players and a team. Individually, Cormier also travelled east in the summer. She trained for two weeks in Poland with the Canadian University women’s team, before they went to Russia to compete in the World University Games. “I think just this whole past year has been one the best years of my life,” said Cormier. Being one of the top players to come through the U of R women’s
soccer program, Cormier has always had pressure to perform at a high level. “I put a lot of pressure on myself, too,” she said. “I would always expect myself to do the best. But I think I have overcome that a lot and especially [Bob Maltman] has helped me with that a lot over the years.” And when it came to her breaking the all-time scoring record, she said she had thought about it but it wasn’t a pressing issue. “I don’t really care if I broke it,” she said. “It was not something that was always on my mind.” Cormier was able to achieve 21 goals in her five-season career, beating the previous record of 18, set by Jessica Waller. Not only is she the all-time record holder in goals, she also holds the title in the assist category as well. Although she hasn’t decided where or what she exactly wants to focus on, she said continuing her soccer career as a player is something she would like to have happen. However, Cormier expressed that she would like to personally travel and to have school as a priority. “Right now, I am kind of excited for a little bit of a break, especially since [soccer] has practically been my whole life.”
Goalie Jennifer Schmidt backstops Cougars to great start.
brady lang sports writer
The Regina Cougar women’s hockey team is off to a great start and it would be hard not to give a lot of the credit to the team’s goaltending. The Cougars will be alternating goaltenders for the duration of the 2013 season between thirdyear puck stoppers Toni Ross and Jennifer Schmidt. In particular, Schmidt, the product of High River, AB, has been on fire as the year has begun, going 5-1 while posting a miniscule 0.99 goals against average after those first six games. Schmidt is also leading the Canada West in shutouts through the start of 2013-14. When asked about her hot start, Schmidt said she was happy with the way 2013 started. “I think that I am playing well,” she said. “I’ve been working a lot on my consistency and I hope that I can continue playing well. I’m definitely happy with my start so far this season.” Schmidt – who is also leading the Canada West in save percentage – also commented on the team’s collective hot start. “So far, I can honestly say that this is one of the best teams I’ve played on for the 16 years that I’ve played hockey,” Schmidt said. “We are the definition of a team.
The Cougars split the two-game set last weekend in Winnipeg and will now have a well-deserved week off before playing a set against Alberta at the Co-operators Centre on Nov. 15-16. Let’s hope that Schmidt was right, saying that this team is special. If their start is any indication on how the season will unravel, Cougars fans are in for a special season with this hockey club.
Bring back the Harlem shake.
We all get along very well, we play together very well and I am very excited to see what this team can accomplish.” It’s hard not to speculate and compare this team from last season, but after hearing those words from Schmidt, it’s obvious that this team is very special. When you have a veteran on the team saying those kinds of words, then there is a special feeling inside of that dressing room. Between the pipes this season for the Cougars, they have been running a two-net minder system
in which Schmidt gets the first game while Ross starts the second game. Schmidt said that she really enjoys the system coach Sarah Hodges has put together. “I really like it. Toni and I get along very well. We support each other in everything we do,” she said. “We are a really good team and with the two goalie system it’s great because we’re both playing and we can both stay hot and keep winning hockey games.” Schmidt has now won 19 games in her career with the Cougars, putting her in sole pos-
session of third on the all-time list. She is now 11 back of Andrea Charanduk and Lisa Urban for the all time lead with 30. Schmidt also came into the season leading the Cougars in all-time save percentage (.918) and save percentage in the shootout (.737). Although she is now halfway through her career with the club, the sky is the limit for the Alberta product. With the two-goalie system, the team believes neither goaltender should show signs of fatigue coming down the stretch and into the playoffs.
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Grey Cup bound? 16 sports
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Could the Riders shaky season even out in the end? brady lang sports writer
After an 8-1 start – followed by a 3-7 finish – the Saskatchewan Roughriders will be hosting a home playoff game this month. To say that 2013 was an up and down campaign for the Green and White would be considered an understatement. The beginning of the season included running back Kory Sheets’ historical start to the season, quarterback Darian Durant sitting without an interception until Labour Day, and the Roughrider defence looking incredibly stingy. And then the Banjo Bowl happened. For any fans that don’t know, the Banjo Bowl is the rematch between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Saskatchewan in Winnipeg the week following the Labour Day Classic. The Riders lost to the lowly Bombers on that day and slowly the pieces began to fall apart. The offense began to sputter; the defence struggled in a few games and the next thing fans in Riderville noticed were that their team was in a dogfight for a home playoff game.
I like how this face-mask has evidence.
After a start that had every Rider fan believing in an inevitable Grey Cup birth, the Riders fell off the wagon. Sheets was injured in a loss against the Argonauts, which disrupted the rhythm of the offense terribly. Then, to make matters worse, three Rider players – including two starters – were charged after an incident on the Dewdney strip in Regina and were subsequently charged. And after two losses against Calgary, the Roughriders were slipping down to third in the
West. If it weren’t for a huge win three weeks ago in Regina against the B.C. Lions, the Riders would have been without a playoff game after an 8-1 start. Luckily, the strong defence of the Riders – bolstered even more with the acquisition of Winnipeg’s defensive end, Alex Hall – helped the team defeat B.C., giving the fans at least a shimmer of hope in this otherwise rough and confusing season. However, if the old adage “de-
Drop the gloves
fence wins championships” were to be true, the Saskatchewan Roughriders should win the Grey Cup in front of their home crowd this upcoming post-season. The team has a scary defensive line with the likes of Terrius George, John Chick, Ricky Foley, Alex Hall, Keith Shologan, and Jermaine McElveen, which disrupts any offense and is always a threat for a big sack at any point in the game. The defence also sports quite the coverage team that includes Tyron Brackenridge, Ter-
Autumn McDowell weighs in on hockey fights.
what the puck? autumn mcdowell sports editor
There is quite possibly no topic more controversial in the hockey world than fighting. But it’s part of the game, and fighting deserves a place in the rink. For as long as people have gathered on frozen ponds, with a stick in their hands and blades on their feet to play Canada’s game, there have been fights that break out. And while some people believe that hockey should not be allowed to have fighting because no other team sport is allowed such a luxury, I would have to strongly disagree. Any time I go to a hockey game, or watch one on TV I go fully expecting to see one fight and hoping to see two. Fighting adds a unique element to this already highly intense physical game that can often go underappreciated because of its seemingly violent nature. Although casual fans may see fighting as simply a blood bath, that is not the case. Fighting is rarely used simply because two opposing players hate each other. While that does happen, more often than not, it is used as a game tactic to spur on your own teammates or steal the momentum from the other team. Fighting is
Flames player getting his ass kicked. What else is new?
strategy. Whenever I make the argument that fighting is part of the game and should remain an integral part of hockey, people first ask me if I have ever played the game. The answer is no, but that shouldn’t
discount my opinion. The next question that they ask is if I have ever had a family member be seriously injured from a fight, and once again, my answer is no. While it is possible that my opinion on the subject may
change if one of my family members was seriously injured due purely as the result of a fight, I see this as a rather unlikely scenario. Even though I do not know anyone that was seriously injured from a punch to the head, I know
Whenever two opposing players go toe-to-toe, or better yet when a line brawl breaks out, I am on the edge of my seat, cheering as the arena fills with excitement and the players begin to dance.
rell Maze, Prince Miller, Macho Harris, Craig Butler, Paul Woldu and Weldon Brown. Going into the post-season, the most intriguing spot on the Riders must be at middle linebacker. Veteran Mike McCullough and newcomer Eijro Kuale should split the duties this weekend against B.C., but nothing seems to be set in stone quite yet. The special teams unit must be better for this team to compete down the stretch into late November. After an embarrassing finish in which the game was ended against Edmonton last week due to a punt return, the Riders need to be better to beat tough teams like B.C. and Calgary if they want to be in Grey Cup 101. All in all, I can truly say this season was an entertaining one. As the snow begins to hit the ground you get that feeling of CFL playoff football, and as we all know absolutely anything can happen when it comes down to it in this league. Every game will be entertaining yet I don’t think anyone would doubt that having the Roughriders in the Grey Cup would be ideal and incredibly special.
a handful of people who have acquired concussions as the result of being on the wrong end of a hit into the boards. Does that mean I want hitting taken out of the game? Hell no. Whenever two opposing players go toe-to-toe, or better yet when a line brawl breaks out, I am on the edge of my seat, cheering as the arena fills with excitement and the players begin to dance. The moment those gloves hit the ice is something that can’t be explained, it’s magical. While I strongly appreciate onice fighting, what I don’t agree with is having one player on the bench, whose sole job it is to fight. These goons ride the pine for the better part of the year and are then called upon to fight other smaller, goal scoring – albeit talented – player’s battles. While it could be argued that having an extra position on the team – even if it is a goon ¬– provides more athletes with the opportunity to play high level hockey, I want to go back to the days when these so-called goons still scored thirty goals a season. If you take fighting out of hockey, you take away the passion. Fighting sells more tickets, puts more fans in the stands, rallies teams and separates champions from swamp donkeys. Fighting has a historic past and, God-willing, an exciting future as an integral part of hockey.
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Have you seen that video of the police officer shooting the dog? Unsurprisingly, it’s extremely disturbing and difficult to watch. Yet, apparently, many did watch. Basically the video is of a man out walking his dog, being arrested for video taping police officers with his cellphone. He puts his dog in his car, but doesn’t close the back window. The dog, which appears to be a Doberman, jumps out as the man is being handcuffed. It runs over, instinctively protecting its owner, and is shot repeatedly by one of the arresting officers. This video, which was filmed in Los Angeles, was an international viral sensation. It was posted again and again to Facebook, and appeared online all over the place. For about a week, I must have come across it a hundred times. It was always accompanied by passionate captions calling for justice and vengeance and expressing shock, horror and disgust. Just recently in Santa Rose California, a 13-year-old named Andy Lopez was shot dead by police while playing with a toy gun (an assault rifle replica). And a about a month ago, former Florida A&M football player Jonathan Ferrell was shot dead by police in September in North Carolina, after being in a car accident and knocking on the door of a nearby home for help. The person wouldn’t let him in and called the cops. When police arrived Ferrell ran towards them, and they felt threatened, even though Ferrell didn’t have a gun. Not even a toy one. These two examples are not aberrations. This is an everyday reality in the U.S. Americans who aren’t white are more likely to be victims of this excessive and deadly police force. After the acquittal of George
Zimmerman, Amy Goodman of Democracy Now interviewed activist and author Kali Akuno. Akuno’s group ‘The Malcolm X Grassroots Movement’ found that in 2012, 313 black men were killed by police officers or security guards, and stunningly, 136 of them were unarmed. Noticing that anger over the 136 paled in comparison to anger over one single dog, my first thought was of the Disney classic, Bambi. It’s typical that people will be more upset by, and empathize more with, animals when it is they, not humans, that are the victims of violence. It seems counter intuitive, given that we are human, but we’re used to seeing people shot, beaten, blown up and maimed in a thousand different ways in movies and on the news. When the same happens to a helpless animal, we think of our own pets and tend to be affected much more than when the victim is a person. So, I thought people were being childish. They were sharing and posting about a dog being killed while oblivious the larger context of out-of-control, racist, police brutality in the U.S. I was all ready to write about this hypocrisy when I came across something else on my Facebook feed that let me know loud and clear… I am what is wrong with society. What did it was Russell Brand’s own recent viral sensation. While being interviewed by British journalist Jeremy Paxman, Brand defended the fact that he doesn’t vote, and justified his role as an editor for a political publication. He claimed that taking part in a phony political process that yields the same results no matter who is elected is, in effect, taking part in
a fraud. It’s a cliché that those who don’t vote shouldn’t offer opinions about government, but Brand rejected this, saying that he doesn’t want to be, “complicit in this ridiculous illusion,” by casting a ballot. He said that the government or, “political class,” does not serve the populations that elect them; they serve a tiny minority of wealthy individuals and corporations whose interests, often are in direct conflict with the interests of the public. Therefore, it’s no use to seek answers to what ails us in the existing “paradigm.” We need to venture into new ways of thinking. Despite describing the world in a horrid state of oppression, poverty, and environmental degradation all aided and abetted by democratically elected leaders, Brand was extremely optimistic. He said that, “without a flicker of a doubt,” things were going to change. In his view, revolution is inevitable. What he said that resonated the most with me, and which led to my revelation of my own uselessness, was not his main point. However, I think it speaks to how current events, political and otherwise, are discussed by young adults in the information age. Brand says that, despite our corrupt political class, we can make progress on the issues that we feel passionate about if we follow through. “Instead of in some moment of lachrymose sentimentality trotted out on the TV for people to pour over. Emotional porn. If we can engage that feeling and change things, why wouldn’t we?” But, do we want the world to change for the better? We have such fun pointing out how fucked up it is. When we see fault in oth-
ers and that fault relates to what we think is an example of what is wrong with the world, we feel a twisted satisfaction. And more than that, we feel vindicated. We’re not culpable for the current state of affairs. We know better. With all the information in the world at our fingertips, we have the ability to use the online media in all its diversity, not for education, but as a tool for our own selfgratification. We can do this is by reading tweets, watching videos, or reading blogs and articles about politicians, pundits or celebrities that we disagree with. They say things that we find offensive, then we get angry and indignant, and it feels good. And it feels even better when we, with a click of a button, get to vicariously win the argument by the use of another blog/article/video/tweet of someone we do agree with. Through their argument, we get to feel even better knowing that the person/group/ideology/cause that offended us was wrong. We are right and we feel victorious. This is where our conflict of interest comes into play. The worse off the world is, the kinkier this whole process is. People love being outraged. It’s the emotional porn Brand spoke of. A lot of what we call journalism is just that. Outrage porn. That’s why when you scroll down the Huffington Post you’ll see huge bold one-word headlines like “DISGUSTING”, “SHOCKING” or “STUNNING”. They’re stroking our ego and selling us our own self-righteousness. We don’t click because the story matters, we click so we can have fun getting mad. That’s why we talk about ‘war on Christmas,’ and that’s why we know what some fast-food
chicken sandwich shop CEO thinks about gay people. Not because it matters, because it rattles us. And for a lot of us, that’s a good time. I’m not saying not to write blogs, or share ideas, re-tweet, or take part in online political chatter. We should just understand the masturbatory nature of sitting around without any opposition, enjoying our own beliefs. And it’s not just smug, self-satisfied disapproval that reels us in. It also feels good to see politicians and other public figures squirm. It’s the same part of us that causes us to tune in to watch celebrity meltdowns, and reality TV. That’s why we love hearing about Rob Ford, and the Senate expense scandal. It’s not because we care about the Senate or Toronto’s municipal politics. When famous, highly educated, and wealthy public figures are chopped down, we feel bigger. Since journalistic institutions are businesses serving consumers, they’re going to give us what we want. This situation means that we see and hear less of the important, maybe not as sexy, events involving governments and businesses, and more gaffes and scandals and controversy that appeal to us on a tabloid level. We don’t hear about the stuff that affects our lives, we see only what will entertain us, and the entertainment functions as a distraction. And that distraction, Mr. Brand, is why you shouldn’t be so sure that I, and my fellow twentysomethings, are going to change anything.
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Say no to slacktivism 18 op-ed
Let us watch then, you and I / as the Facebookers click by and by / like a patient etherized upon a table. Another November is upon us and, with it, another month of Movember, where hordes beards everywhere begin to sprout from the clean-shaven in the name of prostate cancer awareness. And yet, while the event brings awareness to a formerly underrepresented cause, as well as serving as an appropriate foil to already well-established breast cancer awareness programs, I find myself asking: how many people are actually doing anything more than just refusing to shave for a month? It’s become such a problematic and yet so popular of a concept in our brave new social-media oriented world that we finally had to create term to make the armchair revolutionaries cringe: ‘slacktivism.’ A pejorative portmanteau of slacker and activism, slacktivism generally deals with individuals undertaking the path of involvement that offers the least resistance. Generally, this path often results in doing literally the least one could do. We’ve seen it time and time again through various social media campaigns:
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changing your Facebook profile picture to combat child abuse, KONY 2012, and, more recently, the Red Equal Sign campaign to support same-sex marriage. While the causes behind these campaigns are indeed worth-
while, it seems like the majority of supporters behind these campaigns are tried-and-true slacktivists, as the majority either change their Facebook profile picture or share a video or write a couple lines about how such and
such atrocity shouldn’t be allowed to happen. Proponents of these social media campaigns will argue that gestures, regardless of how small, still bring attention to these issues and that statement is entirely fair. And yet, simultaneously, saying that you’re spreading awareness, for some, can act as a ‘get out of jail free’ card and lets the world know that they’ve done their due diligence. Surely, they’ve helped the cause. Surely there is nothing more they could do than bring awareness to the subject. By having people participating in a social media campaign, it screams “let someone else do it for me!” Because, let’s face it, even if you just change a picture, you can still say you did something. The problem doesn’t lie in the campaigns themselves. Rather, the problem finds itself nuzzled in a Huxleyesque generation participating in this unprecedented digital golden age. Once they’ve changed their profile picture or have written a couple of lines demonstrating their distaste or flat-out hatred for one atrocity or another, they become placated by the notion that they’ve done their job and move onto another social
This is not a hard concept
This is not a hard concept to grasp: parking. Seems simple on the surface, but even the simplest of ideas can become complicated. The University of Regina thought it reasonable to raise the price of student parking passes, while concurrently reducing the number of parking stalls overall on campus. Then, to complicate matters, the University of Regina oversells these parking passes, so students may be unable find a place to park when they arrive. For any student, this story sounds familiar and is repeated with every semester. However, there is a flaw in the University of Regina’s logic: there is no justification for raising the price. The University of Regina created the new parking lot out by the Kinesiology Building last year, so the money isn’t going towards that. The University of Regina cannot even claim the money is going to the already over-budget buildings being built in former lots 2 and 3 because that is detracting from parking, not adding. So, where is the money going? I have an idea that can answer this and it is truly not a hard concept to grasp. Since the University of Regina lacks the insight on how to please and maintain happy students, we must do it for ourselves because the ones who claim to be working for us are not. With seemingly no justification for the increase, why don’t the students demand one or two more parking lots. My plan is simple: first, go to the AdHum Building and the Language Institute and look towards Wascana Parkway. Second, look at the green space. Third, realize that without removing any trees, sculptures, or the gazebo, you can
build one or two new parking lots there. I say this again because this is important: without removing any trees, sculptures, or the gazebo. Since the University of Regina lacks the comprehension to pave their new parking lots, the price to accomplish this will not go that over budget of the profit from the parking passes (since, let’s face it, the paved ones are garbage anyways). If the University of Regina can go extremely over budget on the completion of the RIC Building and on the new residence building in former Lots 2 and 3, then they can go “over budget” on this as well. For the record, I am advocating “M” parking only. Why? Because students suffer the worst of the parking situation. Who sees a Board Member walking from Lot 15 or 17 to get to campus? No one. It doesn’t happen. In addition, with classes in the Language Institute, the AdHum Building and the Classroom Building, the students need more parking on that side of the campus than the measly four (though technically three and three quarters) lines of parking left to us in Lot 3. Let’s finally see our raised tuition and the price rise for services go to something that will benefit the student body, instead of detracting from it. This is not a hard concept! And anyone who says it is a more complicated issue is doing so because they wish to avoid answering the problem.
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media campaign. With so much information available to quivering fingertips, we’ve adapted to handle the multitude of things that grasp for our attention by distributing that attention over as many social outrages as possible. Remember how quickly KONY 2012 died? Yeah, you do. The solution to slacktivism is obvious, but it calls on the already unwilling to do a bit more work. It becomes a question of genuine intent. There are plenty of ways for people to help out a cause, but it generally boils down to just being an active member in your community and actually working towards change rather than taking the path of least resistance.
farron ager op-ed editor
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OP-ED ROUNDTABLE “I’m bringin’ Duffy back.” - Michael Chmielewski, EIC. the carillon | November 7 - 20, 2013
kyle leitch, michael chmielewski, shaadie musleh, farron ager, michelle jones contributor
How’s Harper going to get out of the current Senate expense scandal?
Kyle: Can I say, “honourable Seppuku in a spectacular display on the floors of the Parliamentary chamber?” If I can’t, then he’s probably right buggered.
Michael: Like he always does, by people not caring enough. The only thing that could send this thing to high heaven is either Nigel Wright opening up on the case, or more scandals being exposed amongst senators. Burn it down. Shaadie: By losing the next election. Under no circumstance should a respectfully average intelligent Canadian citizen continue to justify how he completely sold out all the values the party was built on. “Cons indeed.” Why don’t we ask the scientists what they think. Oh wait…
Farron: I figure the only way to settle this is to have a three-way death match between Brazeau, Duffy, and Wallin to be filmed live in the Thunderdome in front of screaming Liberals and NDP supporters.
ment: finger pointing and a lot of name-calling. Why do I suddenly have Shaggy's "It Wasn't Me" stuck in my head?
What are your thoughts on Toronto’s alleged [admitted, as of Tuesday, Nov. 05] cracksmoker and alcoholic mayor Rob Ford? Kyle: I don’t think it’s an issue. I think Toronto is doing a fine job as a self-sufficient city, regardless of how much effort Rob Ford is putting forth to party Hog Town into oblivion.
Michael: I think people are making too big of a deal of it until we actually see the video. Certain newspapers have been really bad in reporting on the whole ordeal. He’s not perfect, but a lot of people like Ford.
Shaadie: HA! HA! HA! Good for him. At least he did not need to use the municipal bus service as a designated driver.
Farron: Ever since I saw that video of him getting cold-clocked by a camera, I feel like a cracksmoking scandal is trivial to the amount of punishment he can take. He’s going to be alright. I’d give him money, but I’d be worried he’d use it to buy more drugs.
Michelle: This isn't something I've really been following. It was interesting for the first five minutes, but there are far more important issues that I'm concerned with right now. Like all the university financial scandals and
when the URSU open forum is going to be!
With all the reports of the NSA spying on damn near everyone, how secure do you feel with your web browser’s history? Kyle: To quote The Office’s Kevin Malone, “I need to delete a lot of stuff. A LOT of stuff.” Michael: That’s a thing?
Shaadie: It makes it difficult to hide my brain waves from the gum’ment. There is not enough tin foil for us all!!!!
Farron: The NSA spying on me? Why I oughta [redacted] them right in their [redacted] all the way to [redacted]. Who’s that knocking on my door?
Michelle: Delete, delete, delete! Never mind the NSA, I don't need my family seeing what I'm browsing!
A Canadian man is fighting the Dubai swearing law by arguing “fuck off” is not an insult in Canada? Let’s put it to the test. Are you insulted? Kyle: Fuck off.
Michael: There’s so many other questions to be asked. But yes, I’m offended. As good old John Gormley says, it’s a good time to be offended (sarcasm).
Farron: I think I’ll confer with Shaadie to see if that’s a compliment. If it isn’t, I’ll be taking it back. Hey, Michelle, “fuck off!” Michelle: Fuck you, Farron. Jerk.
A U of R student decided it would be a good idea to dress up as a “U of R ESL” student (pictured above)vand generally act obnoxiously (also pictured above). How racist is this? How is this still a thing? How do we get rid of this? Why are people so stupid?
Kyle: On a scale from one to Glenn Beck, this is Walt Disney-level racism. This is still a thing because xenophobia hasn’t yet been dredged from the surface of the shallow end of the gene pool. People aren’t stupid—the horrifying level of anti-intelligence thatpeople like this display is an insult to stupid people. Bravo!
Michael: Way to make the U of R proud. What the fuck compelled you? Are you so uncreative you had to resort to this? ESL students deserve your respect, both as fellow students, and as the hard workers that they are. Have you ever tried learning another fucking language? Especially in a place where no speaks your mother tongue? Grow up.
fense of an action like should be immediately swatted down by the stupid stick and her poor decision making is a sad commentary on the rest of us. She goes here? (i.e. my university degree just got knocked down a peg or two). Thanks Kyle. This is Glenn Beck material.
Farron: To this costume-wearing joke of a person: I can’t believe that you think that is socially acceptable on any level. I really don’t know what else to say about this. As a student and employee of the U of R who works with ESL students, I officially apologize for the complete and sheer dumbfuckery of this idiot claiming to be a university student.
Michelle: I would hope that within the walls of an institute of higher learning, things like this wouldn't happen anymore. This is repulsive and the person who did it doesn't even deserve to be in university. Put her in the middle of a new country and culture and see how quickly she learns their way of life. I especially like the comment made about how impersonating ‘Indians’ isn't an insult, and then proceeds to compare them to bananas. Really? You just can't fix stupid.
Shaadie: Her inability to understand how she’s stereotyping an entire group of people is astounding. She’s in a university setting, you would think, even by accident, that she would understand that this is inappropriate. Any de-
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Welcome to Canada
We, the Government of Canada, are committed to preparing people for their new life in Canada. Gone are the overly generous posters of the past. We strive to be truthful and humble when describing the only country on this earth worth living in. We, here in Canada, are sworn to uphold the virtue of a country born on the ideals of free speech unless you disagree with us, of inclusion unless you don’t fit the mould, and of equality unless you are poor. Following are some highlights of what you should expect when coming to Canada:
•Before you leave, stick your head in your freezer (presuming you have one) and buy clothes accordingly. •Get used to the names of places being mispronounced, especially if you plan on living in the prairies. Bienfait is now bean-fate. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the price of democracy. •Make sure to learn how to ride a polar bear before you arrive in Canada. Such an education will
whether whatever you are apologizing for is your fault or not. •Welcome to Canada, the land of a prison system known for slapping people on the wrist, a government that prorogues parliament like it’s going out of style, and a place where rank ignorance is isolated to small town coffee shops and the offices of high ranking officials. We hope you enjoy your stay with us.
make the transition to living in the great white north easier. Sled dogs are an asset, but not an absolute requirement, and for any sort of civilization you must live in Quebec or Ontario. Also, be aware of the Canadian sense of humour. •6 months prior to arrival you must start to hate America. For many of you, this point is redundant.
•Learn the Canadian national anthem, if only so you can participate in debates about whether we should change it. If you don’t know the words at any function where it is being sung, hum along like the rest of us. •Just so you know, The Queen does not rule here. Lord Stanley and all his men (teams) do.
•If you plan on living in one of the western provinces a dislike of Toronto is a prerequisite. •If you plan on living in one of the eastern provinces repeat this phrase when you arrive: Toronto is the center of my universe. •Remember that sorry is a word to be used in all situations,
john loeppky contributor
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the carillon | November 7 - 20, 2013
the carillon | November 7 - 20, 2013
Published on Nov 7, 2013
Vol. 56 Issue #11 Well, shit. We knew it was inevitable, but winter is finally upon us. Since drivers around here collectively lose their...