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“COME HAVE FUNdriveWITH US!” For the week of Thursday, October 18, 2012 • Volume 46, Issue 7
October 18, 2012 • 02
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Open Access Week 22-28 October 2012 Emma Thompson Campus Beat Contributor The University Library will be celebrating Open Access Week the week of Oct. 22 to 28. This is a global event that raises awareness about the benefits of open access publishing models within the academic and research community. Open access refers to free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research and the right to use this information as needed. Currently, academic libraries mainly rely on expensive database subscriptions in order to offer university communities electronic access to scholarly publications. These subscriptions account for major portions of the operating costs of academic libraries, thereby limiting their
ability to provide other important library services. Further, many scholarly publications are not available to university communities due to their cost, making it difficult for academics to conduct research using the library they are affiliated with. During the week of Oct. 22-28, you have an opportunity to learn more about open access and why you should care about it. Talk to the librarian at the Information and Research Assistance Desk about open access. Learn about open access issues, Open Access Week, and how to get involved by checking out the display in the library. Visit the online library guide called “Open Access,” available in the
guide section of the library website. Discuss it with your professors and colleagues and discover different perspectives on this topic. And finally, you are invited to attend the public presentation by Michael Hohner, a professional librarian from the University of Winnipeg, in the University Theatre foyer, level 5 of the Centre for the Arts on Oct. 24 at 3:30 p.m. Michael will be discussing possible solutions to access in his presentation entitled “Walking through walls: On the grave matter of open access so far and of a more defeasible solution for its future.” See you there!
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U of L fees to increase above inflation this year Leyland Bradley News Editor
Last Thursday the Board of Governors met to approve increases to student fees, as well as introduce new fees for next year. One fee increase in particular has left a few student leaders convinced that its definition is too arbitrary to justify, and that its increase above inflation doesn’t reflect an increased value in services. The Student Services Fee, formerly known as the Student Administrative Fee, currently sits at $12.50 per course, and will increase by $2.50 (a 20 per cent increase) to $15 per course as of April 1, 2013. This $2.50 increase is expected to repeat for 2014-2015 and 2015-2016. This fee increase comes as a surprise to some, as the fee wasn’t expected to increase at all from last year, and not for a number of years. Student leaders Zack Moline (Board of Governors rep.) and Armin Escher (ULSU president) expressed concern at Thursday’s board meeting, stating that the term “student services” is arbitrary, leaving the definition of the fee open to include anything labeled as a service to students. “Although we appreciate the university for providing the services, we think that this fee is an umbrella term
which gives the university the opportunity to raise fees higher outside of tuition, so they can make up for funding gaps elsewhere within the university,” said Moline. Board members justified the fee increase, stating that a $2.50 increase per course amounts to only $12.50 more per semester, or $25 more per year. However, this would only be for the first year, as the following year will expect another increase of $2.50 per course, leaving 2015-2016 with a projected $200 of Student Services Fee for the year. An argument was made that the Alberta taxpayer will be left to pay the bill should the province be expected to help with the cost. Comparisons with the U of C and the U of A were popular, with some board members weighing in that Lethbridge students do not pay the high fees of Calgary or Edmonton students. Large increases in the future are only speculative, said one member, and have not been proven so far. Escher acknowledged that, although the U of L does not impose high fees like the U of A or the U of C, expenses such as the Student Services Fee are only working up to the kinds of costs at those institutions. Further board discussion revealed that similar fees
at the U of A and the U of C are anywhere between $450 and $600 per year. Also, the salaries of the employees working to support the student services are not rising at the same rate as the fee increase. “Our wages are not going up above inflation,” noted Moline. “Scholarships and bursaries are going down in real dollars. It should not be the norm to increase fees above inflation.” An undergraduate student with a full five-course load will pay $25 more next year for currently existing services. If the increase follows through as expected for 2014-2015, students will pay $75 more than students in 2012-2013. While it’s early to say if the university is looking to increase the services in value or offer more in later years, those in opposition believe there is no justification at present. Consultation with student representatives via the student fee review committee was made near the beginning of the academic year. Tuition is also set to increase at 2.45 per cent this year. More on this and other student fee increases in future issues.
It should not be the norm to increase fees above inflation.
Student Services Fee increases (Formerly Student Administrative Fee) (five courses a semester, two semesters a year)
2013-2014 $15.00 per course, $150 a year 2014-2015 2015-2016
per course, $125 a year
$10.50 per course, $105 a year
$17.50 per course, $175 a year
$20.00 per course, $200 a year
October 18, 2012 • 05
Headlines from this week Run Dalton! Run!
Leyland Bradley News Editor
McGuinty on the run Ontario Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty stepped down on Monday, citing that it was time for someone new to step in as leader. McGuinty is leaving behind 16 years as Liberal leader and nine years as premier of Ontario. In an official statement, McGuinty said, “It’s time for the next set of Liberal ideals to guide our province forward.” McGuinty made a request to the Liberal Party president to ensure that a leadership convention could be made as soon as possible. McGuinty plans to stay on as premier until a new leader is chosen. Rumours circling McGuinty’s sudden resignation point to controversy. The province’s Ornge air ambulance service was under considerable criminal investigation for reasons of nepotism and kickback schemes. McGuinty’s leave has shut down the government committee investigation into the scandal. Others have pointed to the failing attempts of the provincial government to secure relations with Ontario’s teachers’ unions. A pay freeze was forced upon the unions to help alleviate Ontario’s $14.4 billion deficit. As a result, the unions were clear in stating they would do what they could to ensure the Liberal Party would not see another successful provincial election. Other factors point to McGuinty’s daughter’s marriage as a time of personal reflection for the premier, as well as his wife supposedly wishing for McGuinty to leave the political life behind. McGuinty is 57 years old. He was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 1990, becoming leader of the Liberal Party in 1996. He made his resignation announcement at Queen’s Park during a caucus meeting, stating, “this is the right time” for his departure, and the party is in need of “renewal.”
XL Foods Inc. E.coli update
Museum of Civilization
Of the 2,000 XL Foods workers that were laid off on Saturday, Oct. 13, 800 have been asked to return to work with the intention to partially reopen for Tuesday, Oct. 16. Only cattle carcasses left from Sept. 27 would be processed, but no new cattle would be slaughtered. The move to invite 800 workers back to the plant is seen as demonstrative to the federal government that XL Foods is capable of returning to normal working order in the near future. Whether or not the 800 employees are meant to return for good is not currently clear. XL Foods has made claims that there was no definite timeline for relicensing the plant given by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and therefore the layoffs would be temporary. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has made it clear that XL Foods will not be allowed to open until they are able to produce food safe for consumption. For this, the CFIA has to observe how the plant processes its meat. Allowing 800 people back to work to process meat is a step for XL Foods to show the CFIA they are capable of returning back to regular operations.
The Canadian Museum of Civilization will soon be known as the Canadian Museum of History to emphasis more of Canada’s sociopolitical history. The museum is expected to display turning points in Canadian history that deal with construction of the Canadian Pacific Railways, Confederation, and items pertaining to historical Canadians, such as Terry Fox. At 50,000 square feet, the Canadian Museum of Civilization is Canada’s largest museum. The federal government is expected to contribute a one-time investment of $25 million, along with a $3-billion budget for the relocation of artifacts from other museums across Canada. The museum reports annual visits ranging in the millions. Opposition to the renaming and rebranding of the museum say the investments are poorly planned during the current national financial situation. Elizabeth May spoke out against the museum, citing that environmental research has received tremendous cuts, while initiatives pertaining to a Canadian “feelgood” atmosphere are the only ones receiving attention.
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Campus Beat Editor I got a chance to talk with Richard from parking services to discuss the parking lot redevelopment. He explained the reasons behind the construction today and the new changes that lay ahead in the following year. I asked Richard to start from the beginning: “Back in July of 2008 there was a severe rainstorm that caused immense flooding in a number of buildings on campus. The area most affected was the Sport & Wellness Centre in which the gymnasium floor had to be replaced. This was nothing short of a disappointment – the floor was brand new – and this prompted the university to undertake a campus-wide storm water review study. They came up with recommendations for improving storm water drainage to keep this from happening again.” During large storms, the parking lot will collect water. The storm sewer becomes overwhelmed, water is free to drain where it can, and buildings can get flooded. But what began as an initial effort to manage storm water grew into a redevelopment of the parking lot with other concerns in mind. A wind assessment study also went underway with the storm water review study. “The area around Anderson Hall, Markin Hall, and Turcotte Hall is quite nasty for pedestrians under windy conditions. We found that if we can plants
trees in certain areas, it won’t stop the wind but pedestrians aren’t getting blown over.” Richard went on to explain that ripping up the parking lot and redoing the storm sewer to fix the problem of flooding was not an ideal option. “In 2010, we issued an RFP (request for proposal) to an engineering consultant to develop a parking lot that would include the ideas that were presented in the storm water and wind assessment study. When designing the parking lot, what we had to consider as far as protecting the buildings was the overall feasibility of the project.” The best possible plan of action, conceived in part by a steering committee (complete with representatives from the student body, faculty, staff, the board of governors, parking services, facilities, operations, and campus planning) was to manage the storm water via making use of bioswales. Bioswales are useful in redirecting surface water and helping to filter runoff water so it is less contaminating when released into a storm sewer or back into a watershed. Bioswales are beneficial for parking lots due to the amount of vehicle pollutants that wash into the storm sewer or watershed. Making use of bioswales is not only efficient (it acts as a retention area for water as it drains into the sewer at a controlled rate), but is also aligned with the university’s green approach, says Richard.
“Looking at this kind of work also allowed us to look at the safety of pedestrians and vehicles. There are occasions, and this happens everywhere, where a student will park in lot E (in the far northwest corner), and they have to trek across six lanes of traffic. That means there are six opportunities for potential conflict between pedestrian and vehicle.” The proposed landscaping that divides the lots will act to slow down traffic in hopes of reducing potential conflicts. Decreasing the number of vehicle entry points leading to shorter vehicle paths will encourage slower speeds. More walkways will be made available to direct pedestrians to common destinations. Also, more lampposts will be made available. “Functionally speaking, the parking lots will be just as they used to be. Overall we will lose about 160 stalls. When the new housing project in Aperture opens up, there will be about 110 new stalls there. I think later on they will add another 20. The new parking lot for the Aperture residence will take 259 students out of lot E and move them into Aperture.” Phase two of the redevelopment is set to begin next summer and is expected to finish in August 2013. Repaving lots E and G, landscaping, planting trees, further storm water management, windbreaks, new lampposts, and more sidewalks are on the to-do list.
Final Parking Plan
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Presidente del Club de Español ¡Hola! ¿Cómo estás? Does this make sense to you? Does it remind you that you want to learn Spanish? Yes? I thought so. Join the Spanish Club! We are an awesome club that works to include everyone in the university community. You don’t even have to speak Spanish to participate! Come to our fiestas and see for yourself how much fun Hispanic culture is. We show movies, have game nights, eat food, etc. Everything you can think of, we do. And if you want to learn about the Hispanic world, or if you are from there and want to share your experiences, join us! Plus, everyone in the club is awesome, so you can make some pretty awesome friends! If you are new to campus (or even to the department of modern languages), this club is an excellent way for you to get to know your Spanish professors, and for them to get to know you! Maybe you can even get a reference letter from it… think about it. The department is amazing, so why wouldn’t you want to be an integral part of it? If you’re taking Spanish classes, why not come and practice your Spanish outside of class? You can get to know other students who are learning Spanish at the same time, or meet people who help improve your language skills (tutoring!). ¡Espero que tengas un gran día! – Want to know what this means? Join us! E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. ¡Adios!
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Features Editor What is your academic history? Well, I was a graduate student with the University of Texas at Austin. Got my PhD in 1976 and then went to Brock University in St. Catherines, Ont., right across the lake from Toronto. I went there as a junior professor, and I went through the ranks from assistant, to associate, to full professor. I was dean of science for 10 years there, and I spent 25 years total in the biology department at Brock. And then one day they called me, from the U of L, and said would I be interested in being interviewed, and I said, what the heck, yeah sure. I moved to the University of Lethbridge as president in 2000, and I spent 10 years as president, and I’ve just formally retired a couple months ago — it all goes by too quickly. What are you doing now that you are retired? We’re still working on all kinds of stuff. We’ve got a number of manuscripts, and I’ve got a colleague in Philadelphia that I’ve done a lot of work with. Then a young man that was in my lab until very recently, at Lethbridge, has just gotten a faculty position at Grant McEwan University — that’s Kevin Judge — and so he and I still have some things we’re working on. But, by and large, my research has come down to helping those guys write papers and we’ve had a couple field trips to Africa lately, so we have those specimens to work on. It’s okay — I’m kind of getting into the groove.
can see how other crickets behave towards the sounds. In the old days we used tape recorders and real songs; nowadays we digitize the signal, and it creates synthetic signals, and we use mp3 players. So we’ve gone from carrying heavy loud speakers, tape recorders, and amplifiers all over the field — Panama, Texas, Africa — to now I can take the stuff and essentially put it in my pocket. Where has this research taken you? The field work has largely been in Ontario and a lot of work done in Texas, with a species there. Then we’ve worked for years, since about the mid-‘70s, we’ve worked on the African crickets all the way to Cape Town up to Mali, in central Africa, and then to the west and in Kenya to the east and Zambia. We’ve collected about several hundred new species, given names to a bunch of them. What we’re doing there is trying to figure out what determines why one species can be spread all over a huge area and others are very patchy and might just be found in a 10 kilometre spread area. Have you found some sort of conclusion or endnote?
You know, I think it’s funny — it seems every time we learn something, there is more to learn. I think from my contribution to knowledge, it’s been pretty good — trained lots of students, published lots of papers, and so on. But from a practical point of view, the parasite that hits crickets – we discovered that. It’s a big fly, and it has a rather large ear on it. It’s unusual for flies to hear things at night and it’s very unusual for them to hear cricket songs, which are about five kilohertz. So somehow — in the middle of the night — this fly with one ear can zero in on crickets. The physicists and engineers at Cornel have taken that ear and modeled it into a synthetic ear that they hope will be the next generation of hearing aids. I don’t have anything to do with that, but it’s an example of how pure discovery, the knowledge of discovery, can lead to a potential new device. And those flies have now been imported from South America into Florida to try and control crickets there. I’d say by and large, we’ve learned a little about how natural selection works on singing insects and a little bit about their mating system. And there’s always more to know.
Can you tell me about the research you’ve done? We’ve always been interested in how the evolution of mating behaviour in insects has occurred and how natural selection operates on the mating behaviours. So we’ve used two main groups: cockroaches and crickets, and they’re useful animals to work with because they’re all over the world, so there are many many types. But you can also raise them in the laboratory quite readily. Now crickets use sound, that’s how they communicate, and cockroaches use smell — we were able to look at both ways. By and large, what we we’ve looked at is the way parasites exploit sounds to the detriment of the singer and how female crickets use sounds to evaluate the quality of the male before they mate. And in cockroaches it’s very similar. But it’s been a very exciting time; we’ve got lots of students that have worked on it over the years. I’ve had a number of those students go on to be faculty members at Canadian and American universities. And I always like to say that crickets have been very good to me. What tools did you use? Well, of course we used tools initially to record crickets. In the old days we would use tape recorders to broadcast the signals — you can mimic the sounds very easily; you can’t do that with smells as readily. But with crickets, you can reproduce the sounds and then you
October 18, 2012 • 09
Greg Patenaude Features Writer
If you’ve read some of my earlier columns, you’ve heard me talk about (and use) bitters. But what exactly are bitters? Let me quote Brad Thomas Parsons from his book Bitters: “bitters are an aromatic flavoring agent made from infusing roots, barks, fruit peels, seeds, spices, herbs, flowers, and botanicals in highproof alcohol.” Actually, Parsons’ definition describes what we call “cocktail” bitters. Cocktail bitters are indeed intensely flavoured, and at 40 per cent (or higher) alcohol by volume, not something you would want to drink in large quantities. Typically, cocktail bitters are used in very small measures – dashes. A dash roughly equates to a drop and most cocktails only call for a few dashes in their recipes. Although this may seem like an insignificant amount, it is absolutely necessary. Just like salt in soup, bitters are like a good rug that ties the room together. A Manhattan without bitters is… well, undrinkable. Potable bitters on the other hand, are generally lower in alcohol ranging from 20 – 25 per cent alcohol and are used in higher quantities (1/2 oz, 1 oz, etc.) when used in cocktails. Although potable bitters are mixed regularly in cocktails, they can also be enjoyed neat or on the rocks. As such, potable bitters are classified as aperitifs and/or digestifs. Typical examples of potable bitters include Campari (a classic bitter and the star of this column’s cocktail), Lillet (without which a Vesper could not be made), vermouth (without which a Manhattan or martini could not be made), Fernet Branca (an insanely complex and intense but oh-so-good bitter), and the entire family of Italian Amaros. The flavour profile of bitters is rather complex. They are not, to put it mildly, very accessible. The reasons for this have to do with evolution — we are genetically hardwired to associate “sweet” with something that is good to eat and “bitter” with something that is potentially poisonous. Thus, a ripe apple would give the thumbs-up signal to the brain while say, rhubarb leaves would give a major thumbs-down signal. Although “bitter” is not very accessible initially, it is definitely an acquired taste. Consider the first time you tried coffee or beer, both from the bitter taste family. Most people generally don’t like their first experience with either of these, but over time they develop an appreciation for these complex flavours. So how exactly did bitters get mixed into cocktails? Bitters were not originally used as a cocktail ingredient but rather as a medicinal cure-all. As the temperance movement gained steam and the ills of alcohol were being preached, drinking was becoming more and more socially unacceptable. At 40 per cent alcohol, it’s not hard to imagine people taking their daily “tonic” as an excuse to get a nice buzz. Eventually bitters were mixed with spirits to add interesting flavours and also to mask their rough nature at the time. By the 1800s bitters were inextricably connected with cocktails. The medicinal heritage of bitters still lives on in some cocktail names. For example, a “julep” was a term for medicine administered in a syrup. The mint julep was
so named as a humorous take on the medicinal meaning. By the late 19th century the amount of different bitters available was astounding. Most bars would have their own house bitters, a hand-crafted recipe specific to that bar. Prohibition put an end to that. After Prohibition ended in 1933, the art of making cocktails quickly declined and so too did the availability of most bitters. Case in point, orange bitters, perhaps the most popular cocktail bitter used before Prohibition, was not readily available again until 2002! How were we to prepare a proper martini? Talk about living in the dark ages! With the recent resurgence in the art of the cocktail, there has also been a resurgence of bitters. Today, the amount of cocktail bitters available can probably rival that of the pre-Prohibition era. Because I love bitters so much, this column will feature two drinks. Bitters don’t need to be used just in cocktails. The next time you have a glass of soda water, try adding several dashes of Angostura bitters to it. Not only is it refreshing, but it might even cure what ails you! The cocktail for this column is the Negroni. The Negroni was named after the Florentine count, Camillo Negroni. The story goes that he would like gin added to his Americano and the drink eventually become known as the Negroni. I’ll be honest; the Negroni, containing both vermouth and Campari, is a hard sell for bitters neophytes. I sure didn’t like my first Negroni! But I didn’t give up. I read numerous times that you had to try a Negroni at least three times before making up
your mind. After my third Negroni, not only was I sold – I was hooked.
Soda & Bitters
Soda water 5-10 dashes Angostura In a glass filled with ice, add bitters and soda water. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
1 oz gin 1 oz sweet vermouth 1 oz Campari Build the cocktail in an old fashioned glass over ice. Stir and garnish with an orange twist or orange slice. A note on the ingredients: any decent gin will work here. I’d recommend Beefeater or the newly available Martin Miller’s (hallelujah!). You are pretty limited for sweet vermouth but I would recommend Martini Rosso simply because you can buy the small half litre bottles. Remember, vermouth is a fortified wine and therefore must be treated with respect. Once opened, be sure to keep it capped and refrigerated (it will keep for about three to four weeks). Campari is easy to find. Buy a bottle and try some neat or on the rocks. Although it may initially taste like cough syrup, be patient. I promise it will grow on you.
October 18, 2012 • 10
Flu season Billy Davey
Features Editor London Drugs in Lethbridge has, on Oct. 15, started its free flu shot clinic to prepare people for the flu season. “You can go to the doctor anytime. But for us, our [clinic] is going from right now until the end of – I think we stop it in March. So you can get in anytime. A lot of pharmacies offer this service. I know all of our pharmacists here are able to administer drugs by injection, so you can come by anytime when we’re open,” said Rick Siemens, a pharmacist at London Drugs. Pharmacists giving flu shots is a fairly recent development. Before 2009, you would have to go to a doctor’s office or a public immunization clinic. “For us, pharmacists-wise, we know people are on the go and busy — whether you are a student, or a full-time employee, sometimes you can’t make it into the doctor’s office or into a flu clinic, so we basically allow it on a drop-in basis. We have people waiting right now. We will fit you in as quickly as we can. We do it right until we close at 10 o’clock,” said Siemens. In addition to pharmacists being allowed to administer flu shots, they can also now use government-paid vaccines, which allows for free clinics, such as the one London Drugs is offering. Although “immunization is number one,” there are additional ways London Drugs pharmacists recommend for preventing sickness: -Avoid touching your face and wash your hands frequently, especially before eating. Cold and flu viruses are easily picked up by hands and passed to your nose and mouth. -Avoid shaking hands or being in crowded places. -Keep liquid/gel cleansing antibacterial agent handy for when you are not able to wash your hands with soap and water. Clean your hands after taking public transit, touching elevator buttons or even door knobs. -Sanitize all your makeup and beauty tools. “We’d like everyone to be immunized, not only to protect yourself, but also to protect the elderly, people that are really sick (with cancer and such), and for the really young,” said Siemens. “A vaccine is some of the best medicine we’ve ever done. What a vaccine does is, when we find an offending bacteria or virus that we want to prevent disease from, we isolate the virus (in this case), and basically beat the heck out of it so it cannot cause disease… It’s just a skeleton of that virus… so if you can tell your body to look for these antibodies, for influenza, you can hopefully prevent it — even if you do get it, it will be a far less severe case because your body is ready for it.”
Where to get vaccinated
Immunization clinic at the U of L Oct. 18 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. - Atrium Oct. 19 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Atrium Oct. 25 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.- Markin Hall Nov. 7 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.- Life Balance Fair-Track Public immunization clinics Lethbridge Exhibition Park, Main Pavilion (the last two dates are at Heritage Hall) All dates are drop-in. Oct. 20 Oct. 23 Oct. 24 Oct. 25 Oct. 30 Nov. 1 Nov. 14 Nov. 22 Dec. 12
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Pharmacies offering immunization clinics Some pharmacies (not listed) are still waiting for vaccines. London Drugs – Appointment or drop-in The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy – Appointment or drop-in Pharmasave – Appointment Shoppers Drug Mart – Appointment Safeway – Appointment or drop-in Costco – Appointment Gail's Apothecary & Compounding Pharmacy – Appointment or drop-in Skelton’s Prescription – Appointment Drugstore – Appointment or drop-in Thriftway – Appointment Norbridge Pharmacy – Appointment Stafford Pharmacy & Home Healthcare – Appointment
October 18, 2012 • 11
Features Opinion Writer On Thursday last, the Canadian Border Service Agents (CBSA) of Windsor area exercised some good judgment and general good taste on the decision not to allow the incendiary pastor Terry Jones into the country. For those of you not aware, Terry Jones is, in short, an idiot. At length, he is the pastor from Florida who sparked controversy and outcry when he tried to establish an international Burn a Koran day on the 2010 anniversary of 9/11.This garnered the usual reactions: Dar al-Islam reacted passionately and in some cases angrily (can you say ammunition?), the rightest backwater parts of Christendom reacted with cheers and bought out copies for the bon fires, and all the rest of us balanced non-confrontational types (at least me) kind of looked on with a mix of complete confusion, shock, offence, and utter disgust.
For those of you who missed the last 1,400 odd years, the Qur’an (or Koran for the less nuanced) is the holy book and revelation upon which Islam is built and is considered the word of God as spoken/written by the prophet Mohammad (PBUH). The book is the second, if not most holy item in Islam outside the Kaba and is treated with the utmost respect by the Muslim community. So one can imagine that the idea of burning something this valued might have a bit of a negative reaction. Jones, in all his simplicity, advocated this burning as a reaction against Islam — to me when you forget the “love thy neighbour as thy self” line you’ve missed the teachings of the Christ, thus rendering all other attempts at piety null and void — which various pseudoChristian groups in the U.S. like to believe is a religion of hate, especially
against their much beloved and cherished United States of America, the “blameless victim” in all this. His reasoning for entering Canada was so that he could speak at a rally in Toronto. But here is the beautiful thing. While in the United States, with a few exceptions, the freedom of speech laws allow anyone to say whatever they want, and they cannot be reprimanded or gagged; thusly, Jones was not charged or legally reprimanded for his actions, though the president himself did speak against the event and Jones backed down, letting the day go unmarked. But here in Canada, we have this beautiful thing called laws against hate speech, where one is not allowed to publicly incite hate toward another on the basis of the group to which they belong. So if, in theory, Mr. Jones had been from Fredericton instead of Florida when he
first tried to make his despicable attempt at a holiday, he would very likely have been charged and sentenced under this act and promptly shut up. Now for a little irony; the event that Jones was planning to attend, or so I am told, was one on the topic of freedom of speech. So yes, the CBSA stopped the incendiary pastor from entering the country to speak about free speech. Har har har, the irony abounds. But it is also worth pointing out the official reasons for Jones’s bared entry to Canada. According to Jones, it was over an issue with an American peace bond and a possibly fraudulent honorary title in Germany — not because of past or future comments. Jones himself states, via the CBC, "the reasons are pretty bogus in our opinion," and that "definitely, the concern was ... that rally we were to attend and speak at," continuing by calling it a "grievous act" from a country "that is supposed to have freedom of speech." Well Mr. Jones, we do have freedom of speech, but we also have a thing called a civil tongue. What I believe, or think, that Canada’s hate speech laws are about is the idea that, while you can say what you want, you need to know when it’s gone too far. Yes, in theory each individual should have that voice in the back of their heads that says “maybe you shouldn’t say that out loud,” but when you feel you’re entitled to say it out loud, publicly and rudely, then that voice gets squashed. Here in Canada, I like to think that we have that voice and listen to it more often than not. We all have our right to our opinions, and to some extent the right to express them. But at the point where they enter the public forum and constitute hate against another person, ethnicity, creed, gender, sexuality, etc., we have gone too far and need to have our enthusiasm curbed. Think of it like a garden; if you just let it grow haphazard it chokes out, but with a little tending, and trimming of the excess you create something pleasing and beautiful to experience.
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GrimSkunk’s 2012 album Set Fire! can’t help but raise eyebrows. With titles like “Fuck Shit Up,” “Moral Bigotry,” and “Everybody Hates You,” this album is not a happy camper. Listening to the album, I was not exactly sure what I was listening to. A lot of the lyrics are screamed quasi-metal and garage punk style, but musically the album doesn’t fully encompass either genre. If I had to use one phrase to describe the sound of this album, I would use “a little bit more than a little bit angry.” I use this particular phrase because not all of the songs include the screamed lyrics that the band appears to use to attempt to portray anger in their songs. Those particularly calmer songs, such as “Green Pixie,” sound like Billy Talent and Green Day circa American Idiot smashed together. Finally, to provide a bit of band history, Grim Skunk is based in Montreal and was formed in 1988. In 1999, the bass guitarist Marc-Boris Saint-Maurice left the band and went on to establish the Marijuana Party of Canada. Yeah.
If you watched the London Olympics, you might have seen Emeli Sandé perform at the opening and closing ceremonies. The Scottish musician has experienced huge success in the U.K. with her 2012 album Our Version of Events reaching number one on the U.K. charts this past spring. Listening to her album, at first I was slightly reminded of Beyoncé, but this first impression changed very quickly as I realized that Sandé’s style is much less go-go boots with skin tight body suits, and much more poetic and emotional. As well, although slightly softer, Sandé’s voice holds the same power and clarity as Beyoncé’s. Overall, Our Version of Events is a pretty good listen for the soul and R&B fans of the world.
This 2012 album (Norah Jones’s fifth studio album) is something to listen to on a slow day when it’s raining outside and you are wearing that one pair of fuzzy socks that you own as a result of last year’s workplace Christmas gift exchange. The soft vocals and acoustics of the album create a relaxing ambiance that nicely blends into the background, but not so much that you don’t take in the great sounds of this album. Although there is no particular song on this album that distinguishes itself as a standalone masterpiece for me, the album as a whole single work flows together very well. The songs complement each other in their pace and in their balance between melody and rhythm to create a compilation of songs that is very pleasing to the ear. I also find that the more I listen to the album, the more I’m starting to enjoy each song on its own. Although soothing and beautiful, many of the songs on this album are rather heartbreaking. I find the song “Miriam,” a murder ballad, to be especially haunting in a frightening, beautiful way.
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Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch bring us Canadian audiences wonderful British accents and fantastic acting in BBC’s rendition of a modern Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock, created by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat in 2010, follows the adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Cumberbatch) and Dr. John Watson (Freeman), as they scamper around London solving crimes with impeccable style and wit. The show brings in clever comical references from the classic Sherlock Holmes without being cheesy and builds an environment of tension and suspense so well that I was quite angry that the new season isn’t being released until early 2013. Quite. Angry. Really, this show is fantastic. Sherlock is smart and witty, with fantastic character development and intriguing plots. Andrew Scott, who plays one of Sherlock’s enemies (you can probably guess which one), deservingly won a BAFTA for his role in the show. He makes one of the most frightening television villains that I’ve ever seen. Don’t be afraid to check out this show if you are not a diehard Sherlock Holmes fan. I have, unfortunately, never read the original Sherlock Holmes stories, nor have I seen the latest movie. I can barely be called a fan. But regardless, I find Sherlock to be highly entertaining and a wonderful show even without considering the Sherlock Holmes factor in it.
It’s been a long time coming, but I finally managed to see Hayao Miyazaki’s 2001 film Spirited Away. Miyazaki is known for creating animated Japanese movies that are extremely odd, but heartwarming and beautiful stories. The only other Miyazaki movie that I’ve seen thus far is Howl’s Moving Castle, and its wonderful weirdness astonished me. I should have expected the same from Spirited Away, but yet again I was surprised. This movie presents characters and a world that I would not have imagined possible to portray. But there I sat, watching the movie, as wondrous, indescribable scenes flashed before my eyes. Overall, the movie is quite beautiful and amazing. The characters are lovable as well as relatable, the art is breathtaking, and the moral of the story is quite relevant to today’s average modern life. The movie did feel a little bit long after a while, but when you’re immersed in a universe of men with six arms, dragons, twin witches, radish spirits, and talking frogs, that’s not such a bad thing.
The IT Crowd, a British sitcom created by Graham Linehan in 2006, is nothing short of one of the silliest shows I’ve ever seen. A witty comment on the stereotypes of “office work,” the show follows the ridiculous work place events of three IT department members who work in the dingy basement of the otherwise gloriously ambiguous company known as “Reynholm Industries.” Maurice Moss, played by Richard Ayoade, is a socially awkward computer geek who is afraid of spiders, accidentally befriends a German cannibal, and in season two even invents a “perfect bra” that unfortunately does not succeed on the Dragon’s Den because of its knack for spontaneously catching fire. Moss’s workmate, Roy Trenneman, played by Chris O'Dowd, is equally awkward albeit more conscious of the demeaning way that others in the company treat him for being a member of the IT department. His “work” involves repairing the automatic answering machine that deals with IT requests by asking the caller “Have you tried turning it off and on again?”, and playing Guitar Hero. These IT experts are joined by Jen Barber, played by Katherine Parkinson, who unfortunately does not know anything about computers. However, she is the most socially conscious member of the IT group and becomes the “Relationship Manager.” As this group navigates their way through the workplace shenanigans of Reynholm Industries, ridiculous events unfold that make me very thankful for the advent of globalization and the resulting fact that I can watch this fantastic British show right here in Canada on Netflix. As a final note, it is too often that a show runs for much too long and loses much of its previous awesomeness, if it had any before (Supernatural or Two and a Half Men anyone?). But with four seasons under its belt, The IT Crowd managed to avoid this fate when Linehan announced in 2011 that even though it had already been commissioned, there would be no fifth season. So with a total of only four six-episode seasons, this show is great to turn to while waiting for the hundredth season of [insert mundane TV sitcom here] to be released.
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Entertainment Editor Ladies and gentlemen of Lethbridge, be pleased to know that you are citizens of a city that held up the grand old tradition of red districts long after other cities had ceased their immoral activities, and that Lethbridge’s red light district finally, finally, was shut down in 1944, not out of moral concerns, but out of health concerns. The story of a brothel lady who ended up with $3,000 worth of jewelry in her vault and other equally scandalous, interesting, and astonishing stories can be discovered through the nighttime cemetery tours offered in October annually by the Galt Museum. Being risky and adventurous, I signed up for a 10 p.m. tour, and being a great friend, I harassed one of my friends into coming along with me on the tour. Driving west along 6th Ave. N, the road came to an abrupt end as we reached the edge of a coulee, and Saint Patrick’s Cemetery, the first official cemetery to open in Lethbridge. We stepped out of the car, an ominous wind was blowing life into the leaves around our ankles, a sudden light appeared in the distance, and a disembodied
voice called for us to enter the cemetery… not really. We actually just stepped out of the car and joined a group of people waiting for the tour to begin, and very soon it did. Visiting various graves around the cemetery, we learned of astounding and sometimes horrific stories about the people who occupied Lethbridge from the late 19th century and into the mid-20th century. The tour guide was very enthusiastic and confident. Over all, the tour was a great and entertaining medium through which anyone can learn about southern Alberta history. Much more enticing than watching a film or reading a book, this tour offered educational and interesting information, not to mention an eerily spooky fun time walking around a cemetery after dark with flashlights. The stories that you get to hear are not only about the cemetery, but about Lethbridge and the area around it as well. I apologize for spoilers and for unpleasant information, but here are some examples that I can’t resist imparting. Before the 1940s, the entire Lethbridge police force was fired
twice, both times for incurring too much profit from illegal activities. Coal miners in the late 19th and early 20th centuries were paid 50 cents per tonne of coal that they moved. A good worker could earn up to five dollars per day. No official records exist of the cemetery from the early 20th century and before, so many graves are unknown and a lot of figures who are believed to be in the cemetery are untraceable (on the tour we were warned to watch out for dips in the ground, which I have to admit was a little bit scary). There are two grave markers in the cemetery shaped into crosses that are actually formed from pipes and there are two graves that mark the victims of unsolved murders. As suicide in those times was illegal and socially unacceptable, a report about a man who shot himself stated that he died from accidentally shooting himself... while cleaning his gun... in a closet. Other equally cheerful and intriguing stories abounded in what turned out to be an interesting and undeniably engaging evening.
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Entertainment Editor October is library month. Makes sense. When it becomes too cold to enjoy spending more than three minutes at a time outside, what better pastime to take up than enjoying the vast media resource that is the Lethbridge Public Library (LPL)? Unfortunately, October is also mid-term month for most students. However, the world does not revolve around students, so October persists as library month. To celebrate this month, the LPL hosted their annual Foreign Film Festival from Oct. 10 to 12. Every evening of the festival featured a free screening of a foreign film in the Theatre Gallery of the library. This year’s films included the Iranian film A Separation, the Israeli film Footnote, and finally the Lebanese film Where Do We Go Now? The 2011 film, A Separation (directed, produced, and written by Asghar Farhadi), presents a depiction of modern day Iran through the conflicts faced by a married couple. The couple face the difficult decision of moving to another country to improve the life of their 11-year-old daughter or staying in Iran to look after the husband’s father who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. Being the first Iranian film to do so, A Separation won the 2012 Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. A Separation was also up for the Best Original Screenplay Oscar award, a rare occurrence for foreign language films. Footnote (2011) was also nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar but lost to A Separation. However, Footnote did win the Best Screenplay Award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. Directed by Joseph Cedar, this film explores the rivalry and relationship between father and son professors of Talmudic studies at the University of Jerusalem. As the son excels in the academic and public eye, the father is pushed into the shadows. This situation is shaken by the announcement of the winner of the Israel Prize, a national honour. This announcement brings to the surface years of tension that explodes on screen as the son and father deal with the problems that arise from what should have been a great honour in the family. Finally, Where Do We Go Now?, which premiered at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, is set in a remote Lebanese village where Christians and Muslims live side by side. Tensions are bound to brew and then rise to the surface at some point. This fascinating comedy traces the story of the village as the women attempt to ease tensions by essentially tricking the men into staying peaceful. The procedure of keeping the village men in the dark and in a state of relative peace involves everything from sabotaging the radio, hiring Ukrainian dancers, and drugging the men with hash mixed in with pastries. The Lethbridge Public Library Foreign Film Festival is a great annual opportunity to step out of the blockbuster bubble and immerse yourself in foreign films. It can be very interesting to learn about everyday culture of other countries through the entertaining medium of film. As well, foreign films can offer us alternate views of important issues such as gender, nationality, religion, family, etc., that greatly differ from our own views. Easy access to foreign films is available at the LPL where their collection includes films from about 29 countries worldwide.
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1. Engrave 2. Wartime singer ____ Lynn 3. Double sulfate of aluminum 4. Plunderer 5. Lengthen 6. Members of the lily family 7. Shakespeare 8. And so on 9. Student 10. Nixon's vice-president _____ T. Agnew 11. Command 12. Deposit of fine wind-blown soil 13. An excessive number 21. "Brady Bunch" actor Robert ____ 23. Still to come 25. Exhorted 26. American flyers 27. Print measure 28. Indian dress 29. Latin rural deities 32. Abraham's son
33. Circles of constant longitude 34. Freezes 35. Writer ____ Chomsky 36. Cheats 38. Prophetess or oracle 42. "Front-end _______" = type of excavation equipment 43. Box 47. Largest country 48. Taxi driver 49. Previously (archaic) 50. Gotten up 51. Accomplishments 52. Observes (archaic) 54. Lively (musical term) 55. Applaud 56. Alleyway 57. Biblical garden 60. Republican (abbrev.)
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Our truth and effort:
Why I stopped hating the scale and love the mirror Kelti Boissonneault Editor-in-Chief
I can’t speak for everyone’s high school experiences, but I can tell you a little about mine. In high school I was fat. Still am, in the eyes of every doctor I’ve ever visited, but my weight is less of a problem now as I work out regularly, eat right, and slowly it’s even starting to reduce to normal levels (a new development, I assure you). Not only did I struggle with my weight (and, heck, continue to do so), I watched other girls struggle with it too. We would sit in home-room, dreading the next period where we would be shoved into a tiny locker room with 15 other young women who were more athletic, more fit, and who many considered to be more beautiful than us overweight types. Many of the other girls and I felt singled out, persecuted, and taunted. It’s a form of bullying the teachers rarely see, since they aren’t in the change room with us. We would try to avoid changing for gym in the locker room, going instead to other bathrooms, locking ourselves in the bathroom stall, or not showing up for class altogether. Our teachers noticed, but they didn’t do anything; I suppose in many ways the locker-room bully can be considered just another aspect of growing up. After finally leaving high school, I came to university where I gained the freshie-15, survived my first year on toaster waffles and take-out, and figured: “Fuck it, I’ll do what I want.” I spent the next few years growing an appreciation for beer, and still keeping tabs on my weight. It rolled up and down; I went to extremes trying to diet, even to the point of anorexia after a break-up. I dropped 15 pounds in four weeks before a friend (quite literally) slapped me out of it. Afterwards, I bounced back up to my regular 200pound figure, and the process of losing weight healthily began. So you can imagine my discomfort when last week I walked into the change room at the U of L to find a gaggle of nine to 11 year olds hopping on and off the electronic scale. Not only were they pointlessly weighing their pre-pubescent bodies (you don’t keep those forever, darlings) but they were openly mocking the heaviest girl in the group. This girl weighed in at (what appeared to them to be an obscene) 108 lbs. Heaven. Forbid.
The poor girl was close to tears, trying to than classifying it? It amazes me the pressure people put shrug off their shouted jibes and insults, themselves under to lose weight to and as I weighed in before my swim (a tradition of mine), the girls become a perceived started to giggle at the perfection. Are we perfect? numbers I was producing No! And for the love of Life isn’t about whatever you deem holy, on the scale. It was at this never strive to be. Strive to point I gave them a few the stupid be better, strive to be stronexpletives that made them number on the gasp, and informed them ger, smarter, fitter (does not that the number on the mean thinner), happier. stupid scale and Strive to better the world scale is meaningless – just a no one has the around you. Life isn’t about matter of curiosity more right to judge than anything, and that no the stupid number on the stupid scale and no one has one on the face of the you based on a right to judge you based earth should be judged by that. on that, or the fact that you a number. don’t fit a size 10. To top this off, Ralph It’s been said, I know it Lauren has proudly has, and it’s almost becoming cliché to announced the debut of their first “plus reiterate this kind of mantra, but cliché or size” model (at a size 12 USA), the beautiful not, it’s true. It’s true and, sadly, it still and curvaceous Robyn Lawley. Congratudoesn’t seem to be sinking in. lations to Ms. Lawley on her employment; So once more. you’re a superstar and absolutely Ladies and gentlemen: love every gorgeous. To Ralph Lauren: what the hell? wrinkle, flabby bit, and imperfection you You think a size 12 is a plus size? What’s have because they tell a story. It’s your with the labels anyway? Why can’t we just story, and a great story indeed because refer to the super-models and curvaceous it’s the story of you. pinup-style beauties as “model” rather
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Travis Robinson Sports Editorial
Autumn Saturday nights in Louisiana are a time for congregation. Some 90,000 college football fans pack Tiger Stadium to see the beloved Louisiana State Tigers go to battle. This stadium itself has a reputation for being college football’s loudest and most intimidating venue. It is also the drunkest. LSU’s night games gives fans a full day of drinking, and the student body takes advantage of this allowance to get absolutely shitfaced. Tiger fans drink until they cannot muster the courage to choke down another Solo cup of beer, and then promptly pack Tiger stadium to be as raucous and obnoxious as possible. The fans are notoriously rowdy, dedicating their college careers to heckling the opposition as viciously as possible. As such, their drinking is meant to amplify their notoriety, and bring new meaning to the term “home field advantage.” One anecdotal account of the inebriation levels of the Tiger fans comes from two female undergraduate students who dressed up in rival Alabama gear on a Saturday morning and perused the LSU campus. They reported being groped and/or harassed by nearly every drunken male fan they came across. Clearly drinking is the rule, not the exception, by which Tiger fans live. Their drunkenness is part of a disturbing trend of getting plastered
at sporting events. In Canada, our hockey fans exhibit similar behaviour to those in the Deep South. Go to any hockey game, at any level, and you will find a good portion of fans either in a stupor or attempting to fight each other. The uninhibited riotousness of hockey fans can be attributed to the amount of beer they have consumed prior to and during the game. Those translucent plastic cups with beer logos adorning them go down far too quickly at hockey games, and the quiet guy sitting next to you can become a screaming super fan after a few. It is unfortunate that fans believe that alcohol, and not passion, makes them a better spectator. Some fans even take going to the local hockey match to be an excuse to get drunk. Sports are, by nature, a social activity. Any activity that involves social interaction will require the loosening of inhibitions. Sporting events not only require the loosening of inhibitions, but the transformation of everyday people into a gang of one involved in cheering as loudly as possible for the team. This gang mentality leads to the belief that getting drunk is the only way to enjoy a sporting event. Normal people must become the stereotypical sports fanatic, and to meet this demand, they
turn to alcohol. To combat the adverse effects of overconsumption within the confines of a stadium, many venues have installed breathalysers at the stadium gates. If one is deemed too intoxicated to enter the venue, they must blow in order to show. Those who have had prior altercations at the venue are automatically breathalysed to ensure such altercations do not occur again. Once inside the venue, vendors are asked to watch for inebriated people to ensure they are not fed more alcohol. Many stadiums and arenas also put limitations on how much liquor is consumed. These preventative measures are proving to be effective in isolated cases. Changing the drinking culture of sports, however, is an entirely different endeavor. I do not propose that banning alcohol is the solution. I simply think that the sentiment of everything in moderation needs to be understood by sporting fans in order to make attending a game a worthwhile experience. When grown men are throwing up on children due to their alcohol consumption, enforcement needs to be handed out. A stadium is not a bar, and sports fans need to realize that diehard fan-ship, and not booze, is the key to supporting the home team.
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Travis Robinson Sports Editor
On a beautiful afternoon for rugby at an at-capacity Community Stadium, the Horns came up short in a 38-19 defeat at the hands of rival University of Alberta Pandas. The once-dominant Lady Horns were outplayed in all phases of the game, and could not seem to match the speed, size, athleticism, and physicality of the Pandas. The Horns tackled too high and kicked too much, which gave the opportunistic Pandas an advantage. The Pandas leapt on these errors, and trounced the Horns on home soil. The end of an era was seemingly sounded, as the stranglehold the Horns once held on CIS rugby seemed to be literally broken by the powerful Panda squad. The Pandas mounted an early lead with tries
from Amme Svatos, Chelsea Guthrie and Paige Farries. Skilled kicker Teanna Chase converted all three tries to give the Pandas a 21-0 lead at halftime. The second half saw a much more physical game being played, with the kick and chase of the first half all but forgotten. Panda Amme Svatos scored to open the second half, but Lady Horn Cassandra Orr answered with a try of her own and a successful convert from Laura Murphy-Burke. Panda Teanna Chase proved she was not a one dimensional player and answered this Horns score with a try of her own, and swift-footed Panda Mia Hiller put the game out of reach with yet another Alberta try and convert from Rebecca Fairbairn. The Horns fought back admirably, and scored two consecutive tries
from Laura Murphy Burke and Kim Leavitt to end the game. Unfortunately, these late game heroics were not enough to surmount the Pandasâ€™ sizeable lead. The Horns finish their regular season at 2-2, and will go on to play the University of Calgary Dinos in a semi-final game next weekend. The Pandas go undefeated in conference play and will face the UBC Thunderbirds in the other semi-final. The Horns played a tough game, and in a tremendous show of appreciation and sportsmanship, they saluted the sizeable home crowd who came out to support the team. Their dominance may have dissolved, but by no means are the Lady Horns any less competitive.
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Travis Robinson Lifestyle Editorial
Most students believe that university is a shedding of high school skin into the splendours of academia. When a professor or instructor busts out the roll call and makes attendance a mandatory component of the grading breakdown, many students are thunderstruck by the elementary nature of the practice. “I don’t think that attendance should be allowed, as we are not children that need to be accounted for,” said one student in regards to roll call. Yet another stated that “attendance is terrible, unless you get bonus marks at the end of the semester.” The juvenile nature of attendance, in which one must go to class or face academic sanctions, is the major gripe most students have about the practice of attendance. We are expected to be adult students in an adult setting and conduct ourselves accordingly, and yet we are made to go to class, like grade school
children, and be marked as either in attendance or absent. The most obvious reason for taking attendance is to ensure that those students who may have taken a seat away from another student are held accountable for the privilege of being in the class. Wait lists can be very arduous on students who need the class, and those who had the luck of obtaining such a coveted seat need to be held accountable. Going to class is an adult responsibility, and to affirm the confidence an instructor may have in their adult students, they take attendance to ensure that everyone is fulfilling that adult obligation. The obvious counter to this argument is that, while we are still students, we are paying students, and should have the freedom to choose whether or not we go to class based upon the adult fee we pay
to attend university. The majority of students I talked to drew on this point as reason to abolish attendance. Other students noted that attendance marks can be a method for a professor to neglect marking another test or paper. During the chaos of December marking, it is much easier to look back on attendance records than it is to mark another batch of papers. Whether it is out of necessity or mere convenience, attendance is an issue that brings back the haunting totalitarianism of high school. Regardless of the benefits or drawbacks of attendance, students disregard it as a mere control tool, something retroactively implemented from their younger years. It may be a case of adult responsibility, but taking attendance in university is a divisive subject. Of course, attending class is a tool for success, and taking attendance may just be the incentive for students to excel even more.
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Lifestyle Contributor Warm, windproof gloves are a must. The palms need insulation because the handlebars are cold, the backs have to be windproof and insulated. Mitts don't work well for shifting gears.
Don't use clip-less or toe clip shoes. The extra control and power isn't worth the extra time it takes to put a foot down when the bike starts sliding out.
Cover the vents in the front of your helmet with tape or saran wrap a la pro tour style, but leave the back vents open. Brain freeze is nasty and most toques don't block the wind.
Get fenders; 2L pop bottles cut in half and zip tied to your down tube work fine in the front, and rear fenders aren't too expensive.
Glasses/goggles and a balaclava become essential below -10C. Drop your tire pressure by 10-20 psi for road bikes and 5-10 for mountain bikes to get better traction.-Don't use the front brake on slippery sections; the tire will slide out and you'll face plant.
Slow down in general. Optional: if you're planning on riding a lot or you really like working on your bike, consider repacking your hubs with lighter weight grease to decrease friction on cold days.
Slow down for corners; there's very little lateral traction. Carry a lighter or isopropyl alcohol/rubbing alcohol/lock de-icer (all the same thing) for de-icing your bike lock if it freezes. Get a can of WD-40 (the WD stands for Water Displacement) and douse your drive train components (chain, cassette, chain rings) liberally and frequently. It'll make the chain dirty, but prevent it from rusting if you're riding in the snow a lot. Wipe it down with a rag or paper towel if it really bothers you. Make sure you don't get cross-spray on your rim, or else stopping may become a problem. Don't bring your bike inside when it's covered in snow or ice, unless you want to completely dry it off every time. Better to leave a bike in the cold so the water doesn't melt and rust every day. Invest in a $5-15 (cheap) red flashing light for the back of your bike. It makes a huge difference for cars to see you in the dark or low visibility situations (lots of dark and snowstorms in winter).
Winter isn't a time for expensive bikes, unless you're going to properly look after them. Go find a used $100 clunker that works for your winter commute. It's arguably as much fun riding in the winter as riding in the summer. Itâ€™s an experience similar to cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. Sliding around corners and power slides can get as entertaining as ripping single track in the summer once the snow gets compacted. Itâ€™s a great way to wake up in the morning and get some exercise through the winter.
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** Submit your TLFs at www.themeliorist.ca. All TLFs must be submitted via a valid uleth e-mail account. Keep in mind that libelous or offensive TLFs may be edited or omitted. The TLFs do not reflect the view or opinions of The Meliorist Publishing Society. I could care less. Not much less mind you. Don’t even approach me Bro! SpiderSean As if parking here wasn’t bad enough already, now G lot has all these spots reserved for non-existent sports medicine patients/doctors. Bullshit!!! Dear UofL bookstore:if you’re going to sell stretcher stock,please store it horizontally.Wood has a tendency to warp if placed vertically,and warped stock=warped painting=F.grrrrrr this one time i wrote a tlf. If its not a V its not the T for me. SpiderSean To whoever is sending in the lame math jokes. You’re making the rest of us look bad. Please think of ones that actually make sense. To jill… you are always by my side, even in the late hours of the night when I call on you. You always make me smile no matter the mood I’m in. Love You RUN CURTIS RUN – Anyone heard of this guy Curtis Hargrove. Amazing! Check him out on facebook! This guy is running across CANADA for the Stollery, I can hardly do Arts Bldg Stairs!
Today…we lost someone incredible…My Hero…the strongest shinigami soul society has ever seen……Rest in Peace…Genryusai Shigekuni Yamamoto…<3 We will miss you.
or stay at home. You’re annoying and people don’t like you.
People are far too aggressive these days…sheesh
To my almost dream girl: How did you get so fat while i was gone?
A shoutout to all Kpop-fans.Would you be interested in joining a kpop club at the uni if there was one?(P.S One does not become a kpop fan by knowing only Gangnam Style)
To the guy I made eye contact with at the pool Friday night. Keep smiling! Your smile brightened my day
just witnessed a girl briefly sprinting down the hallway towards the elevator…. i literally fell down on the floor to ROFL. tall club will be hosting its first official meeting soon…. stay posted for details…. in other news i grabbed something off of a tall shelf today. no ladder required. instead of finding a new food company for the university, they should turn cj’s into a giant grill for the hiroba staff as president of the tall club, i hereby challenge the short club to a freindly round of high jump. What say you to high noon next thursday? If you’re going to come to class and complain about the prof/class, please drop the class
To the people who started randomly singing Dr. Horrible, thank you for making my day.
Jay Gamble is a gem. But let’s not forget Kiki Benzon and Wendy Faith who are also doing wonders for the English dept. Less blogging and more journalism in Campus Beat. Haha, amiright? Anyhoodle… Dear ANTHONY, D/E4 RA If its not to much to ask, please walk around our floor in your towel . Much appreciated. Love from all the ladies on D/E3 Overly Proud Girlfriend here! To the person who wrote about the draws Still got points, still better than last year and still overly proud =) Plus now Tyler has 4 Shut outs! Wooo! To the boy with the untoasted cold cut sub on Thursday, your sub may not be hot but you are. -toasted seafood girl
Dear river science boy… You are soo gorgeous, makes that class much more bearable! To the K-pop fan who’s day I brightened by asking about G-Dragon’s “Crayon”. Your welcome. So, what do you think of Big Bang? Its my fav group. What’s yours? BREAKING NEWS: Dr. Furgason believes in 9/11 conspiracy theories and spreads his ideas in PHYS 2020 lecture. More details at 6. I love that Madeline at the Coffee Company is getting some recognition! She’s got to be the nicest person I’ve ever met Stop parking on Acadia. Residents need the space. Those in the lot without passes, get out or we will have you towed. Our lot is too small to even accommodate all residents. Why does the new meliorist layout curl so much. It’s so annoying. I can’t be the only one this happens too right? To the MTS member looking for people to do a sweeny Todd thing… bring it up at the meetings, but id love to. BS Found: OGA glasses by the bus loop. Email email@example.com
October 18, 2012 • 25 Joe from Timmy’s always manages to make everyone’s day hey? Maybe someone should do something nice for him! (: thanks for my coffee Joe!
To the blonde short hair girl in D2, being friends with you is amazing but over time there is always room for something more. Guy from D/E1
“The drones all slave away they’re working overtime They serve a faceless queen they never question why Disciples of a God that neither lives nor breathes But we have bills to pay”
from a fave twitter feed: “@stats_canada: The average Canadian spends the equivalent of 17.2 days per year waiting in line at Tim Hortons” LMAO. More like 17.2 days a semester here
People who keep posting Rise Against lyrics, I’ve seen them in concert twice one of them being a week ago in Calgary. You mad bro? And the femanist that someone slept with and didn’t get a call back makes an appearance. Women dont change as they grow up, they just hide the crazy better. Sincerely, GuywithDick Dear Walkway Bountyhunters: You can’t control other people, learn a little self control. Love Smokin’Elevator McTightpants.
So glad Pulse Pub is open every other Thursday for IMPULSE THURSDAYS!! Different DJs every week, cheap drinks, no lineup!! A boyfriend should make his girlfriends pussy wet, not her eyes, AND, and girlfriends should make her boyfriends dick hard, not his life -Tall Dark and Handsome I don’t always turn the sprinklers on at the university, but when I do it’s the day after the first snowfall *facepalm* To the girl that “is to hot”. Don’t
open the car windows when it’s snowing please it gets to cold that way Psychology is neat with badminton girl I was going to come out, but Thursday October 9th never came. I was just too confused.
Calgary’s hottest (WINDIGO, duh) for a one-night-only party at The Owl. Saturday Oct. 20th, no cover, 9pmish. How to write a TLF (part 1): Describe the object of your affection in vague enough terms that it applies to at least 30 different people, if not half the student body.
To the drunk girl who broke into our house Friday night and slept on our couch; we have your lu lu lemon sweater… we will trade it for cookies
Never gonna give you up, Never gonna let you down, Never gonna run around and desert you -Rise Against
to the guy i talked to outside the moodle testing center on saturday taking Spanish … hang out sometime?
Dear everyone from soci 1000 the asshole from sociology dropped the course… Sincerely asshole from sociology
Stop by the Niche Gallery, Locker W138 on the 8th level of the Fine Arts Building to see the exhibition “Small Art is Mall Art” by Danielle McMorran. Exhibition closes Oct. 26th.
To the guy wearing a bright red hoodie and matching sweat pants Sunday night in the library, can I have your number?
Rumour: The cuties from The Utilities will be pairing up with
I’m sick of negative TLFs that are mean and downright abusive. Tell a fucking joke or something and grow up children!
Year in Review, and Thanks to All of You!
P a t i e n t Shuna Talbot VP Internal
The university has begun the planning stages of a new science building after stating that the scicult to use. Armin Escher, ULSU President, revealed the truth about the science labs. During his tour with Minister Khan, he snuck away from the tour group to explore the hazardous lab rooms which had been condemned for some time. During his rummaging, Escher stumbled upon a very dusty bottle. Fearful of what this bottle could contain, he brought it back to the Julia Adolf, VP Academic, with her background in science would be able to solve this conundrum. Julia saw the bottle and eager to explore the contents, tried to open it. The bottle was tightly closed and despite her mad-scientist abilities, the bottle would not open. Coming to the realization that this would take bruteover-brains, she ran into the ofSchnell, VP OpFi. Certainly he would have the strength to open the bottle. All three of the executives and one student who shall remain nameless, sat in Brady’s tle contained; was it a 45 year old
bottle of scotch? Maybe a chemical that is no longer approved in Canada? The curiosity was eating them alive. Suddenly with a loud pop the bottle opened with a burst of steam before violently boiling over. There was something eerily familiar about the strange steam. Remembering an old photo from past president David Legg, Escher quickly realized that this was not had been exposed to this mysterious liquid. During a dark time in the early ‘90s, an extraordinary experiment by the Students’ Union had produced a volatile chemical combination. This elixir was supposedly given to Howard E. Tennant and other previous administrators from the university and would allow students to control the decision-making of the people who drank it, thus giving the Students’ Union the power to get anything the students wanted. However, it was rumored that this chemical had some very unfortunate side effects, although no one ever lived to explain them. Filled with curiosity, Escher suggested to the group that they try the liquid and see if it had the same effects that the previous executive believed it had. While the executive pondered the idea, the unnamed student who had been inquiring about club grants impa-
z e r o tiently shouted “YOLO, I’ll give it a go!” He grabbed the bottle from the desk and chugged it like it was his last beer. Escher, Adolf and Schnell all turned toward the student with stunned looks on their faces. The effects were immediate, but something was not right; I remember hearing screams from see what all the commotion was about, but it was too late. This nameless student, now referred to as “Patient Zero,” had escaped and a strange infection was already spreading through their body. “Patient Zero” craved only one thing: brains. This is your mission, if you choose to accept it: join the human revolt by registering for Humans vs. Zombies on Tuesday, Oct. 23 in the First Choice Savings Centre. The next opportunity to register will be Thursday, Oct. 25 and Friday, Oct. 26 in the SU Atrium. However, there is only enough room for 300 combatants. Find out if you can beat the zombie infection or if the zombie infection will eat you. The event time, faculty and staff will be allowed to register. If you have any questions please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by a registration booth.
Year in Review, and Thanks to All of You!
Grade appeals The Studentsâ€™ Union offers an avenue to help students appeal their grades. You can appeal a grade if you feel that your course grade has been improperly determined. The grade appeal process can be very intimidating and often leaves students with unanswered questions as what to do next. The Studentsâ€™ Union understands this and is here to help guide students through the process, address any questions or concerns that arise. Students need to start the grade appeal process early, as soon as you have received your grade and have determined an appeal is warranted. Students need to keep track of all necessary documents, such as a course outline, all assignments and conversations with faculty and staff on the matter. The next step is to prepare a letter that clearly outlines the situation and your concerns. After your letter is completed peals are due for fall semester course by Feb. 7, spring semester courses by June 7 and summer semester courses by Oct. 7. Next you will have to appoint an individual to serve on the Grade Appeal Committee; this is someone who is familiar with the grade appeal process, university policy and who can objectively present your concerns to the committee. After all of this is completed a meeting date will be set. Some things to remember about appealing a grade is to keep all correspondence with the dean/department formal, keep your letter under two pages in length and edit for grammar. Also, submit all relevant documents such as emails, exams, course member to keep a copy of everything you submitted. For more information visit the Studentsâ€™ olf, VP Academic at su.academic@uleth. ca.
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Jobs, jobs, jobs! Let us introduce you to CES (Career & Employment Services). CES is a student service office dedicated to assisting you with your career and job search needs. We’re within the Career Co-op Services office in AH154, along with Applied Studies and the Management and Arts & Science Cooperative Education programs. CCS office hours are 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. Go to our website for more detailed information on our services: www.uleth.ca/ross/ces. Information sessions on campus: Please sign up by e-mailing email@example.com to receive times and locations • RCMP – Monday, Oct. 29 • Operation Wallacea – Wednesday, Nov. 7 Workshops to Oct. 31 (see full schedule and sign up online at www.uleth.ca/ross/ces/wor kshops) CES resume/cover letter workshops: * Thursday, Oct. 18, 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. * Tuesday, Oct. 23, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. * Wednesday, Oct. 31, 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. CES interview workshops: * Thursday, Oct. 25, 1:40 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. CES how to network with employers workshops: * Tuesday, Oct. 23, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. * Wednesday, Oct. 31, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Career planning 101 workshops: what can you do with your major? * Monday, Oct. 22, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. * Friday, Oct. 26, 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. * Tuesday, Oct. 30, 1:40 p.m. – 3 p.m. Job Search & Networking Workshops: * Wednesday, Oct. 24, 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Career Portfolios for Interviews Workshops: * Friday, Oct. 19, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. * Monday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Visit our website www.uleth.ca/ces to find the CES online job board! Full time • Franchise Manager ~ University First Class Painters (Oct. 31) • Management Trainee ~ Guillevin Internation Co (Dec. 31) • Agronomy Assistant; Operations Management Trainee; Sales Trainee; Grain Marketing Trainee; Agronomist in Training; Business Support Associate; Operations Management Associate ~ Various Locations ~ Cargill (Nov. 2) • Sales Trainee ~ Various Locations ~ Cargill Feed & Nutrition (Nov. 2) • Regional Manager, Edm/Cgy/Leth ~ Perseptive Edge (Oct. 30) • Analyst, Edm ~ Sequeira Partners Inc. (Oct. 19) • Environmental Assessment Remediation & Reclamation Specialist, Cgy/SK ~ Earthmaster Environmental Strategies (Oct. 19) • Experiential Learning Programmer, Cgy ~ Boys & Girls Club (Oct. 20) • Youth Worker & Life Skills Programmer, Cgy ~ Boys & Girls Club (Oct. 20) • Youth Worker & Recreation Programmer, Cgy ~ Boys & Girls Club (Oct. 20) • Travel Consultant, Leth ~ Thomas Cook Travel (Oct. 24) • Travel Sales Lead, Leth ~ Thomas Cook Travel (Oct. 24) • Personal Trainers, Cgy ~ International Fitness Holdings (Oct. 24) • Salon Guest Service Advisor, Edm ~ Aveda (Oct. 24) • Program Coordinator, Cgy ~ Boys & Girls Club (Oct. 24) • Youth Worker & Life Skills Programmer, Cgy ~ Boys & Girls Club (Oct. 25) • Technology Development Assistant; DEKALB Assistant ~ Monsanto (Nov. 9) • Community Disabilities Services Worker, Leth ~ Peak Vocational & Support Services (Oct. 31) • Agribusiness Assistant, Various Locations ~ Richardson International (Nov. 30) • Sales Representative ~ Dow AgroSciences (Oct. 19) • Director of Enrolment and Student Recruitment, Leth ~ UofL (Oct. 19) • Sales Representative, Lloydminister ~ Dow
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AgroSciences (Oct. 31) Professional Consultant, Cgy ~ Dillon Consulting (Oct. 31) Research Associate Canola, Saskatoon ~ DuPont Pioneer (Nov. 1) Junior Human Resources Rep, Cgy ~ Crescent Point Energy (Oct. 31) Family Support Counselor I or II, Leth ~ Woods Homes (Oct. 31) Property and Casulty Underwriter, Cgy/Edm ~ State Farm Insurance (Nov. 2) Associate Laboratory Technologist, Grande Prairie/Red Deer ~ Halliburton Group Canada (Nov. 2) Addiction/Mental Health Students & New Grads ~ Alberta Health Services (Jan. 2) Field Technicians, Leth ~ Corix Group Companies (Nov. 2) Portal Administrator, Leth ~ UofL (Oct. 28) Sales Representative, Leth ~ Golds Gym (Nov. 4) Junior Software Developer, Cgy ~ Divestco (Nov. 8) Agronomists, Taber/Vauxhall ~ Crop Production Services (Nov. 8) Crop Production Advisor, AB/SK ~ Crop Production Services (Nov. 8) Parts Manager, Leth ~ Davis Auto Group (Nov. 9) Food Service Sales Representative, Edm ~ Kraft Canada (Nov. 9) Data Analyst/Receptionist, Cgy ~ Gibson Energy (Nov. 10) Account Executive, Edm ~ Patron West Equip Finance (Nov. 30) Software Developer, Cgy ~ Arts Management Systems (Nov. 11) Junior Accounting Technician, Med Hat ~ Mactavish & Company (Oct. 31) Credit Analyst, Edm ~ Cash Store Financial (Nov. 11) Environmental Field Coordinator, Hanna ~ Graham Brothers Construction Group (Nov. 12) Agronomist, AB/SK ~ Sanderson & Associates (Nov. 14)
Temporary • Foodservices Sales Rep, Edm ~ Kraft Canada (Oct. 19) • Business Banking Officer, Leth ~ HSBC Bank Canada (Nov. 4)
Summer postings • Breeding Associates, SK/MB/AB ~ Bayer CropScience (Nov. 9) • Sales Associates, SK/AB/MB/ON ~ Bayer CropScience (Oct. 31) • Development & Licensing Associates ~ Bayer CropScience (Oct. 31) • Seed Production Associates ~ Bayer CropScience (Nov. 16) • Specialty Canola Oils Sales; Operations Intern; Agronomy Research Intern, Various Locations ~ Cargill (Nov. 2) • Relationship Manager Assistant, Various Locations ~ FCC (Nov. 16) • Seed Technician Assistant; Summer Sales Assistant ~ Monsanto (Nov. 9) • Agribusiness Student, Various Locations ~ Richardson International (Nov. 30) • Agronomy Student, Various Locations ~ Richardson International (Oct. 29) • Summer Sales Associate ~ E.I. DuPont Canada (Oct. 19) • Agronomy Trial Intern, Alberta ~ DuPont Pioneer (Nov. 14) • Technical Sales Assocates, Leth/Cgy/Red Deer/Edm/Grande Prairie/Vermillion ~ BASF (Oct. 25) • Crop Production Assistants, AB/SK ~ Crop Production Services (Nov. 8) • Summer Sales Assistant, Leth/Cgy/Edm/Camrose ~ Dow AgroSciences (Oct. 31) • Summer Parent Seed Associates, Kamloops/Abbotsford ~ Bayer CropScience (Nov. 10) Part time • Field Artillery Soldier/Officer ~ Canadian Forces (Nov. 30) • Online Teaching Job ~ Hiknow English (Dec. 31) • Care Giver, Leth ~ Care.com (Dec. 12) • Jump Math Facilitator, Cgy ~ Boys & Girls Club (Oct. 19) • Community Engagement Leader, Cgy ~ Boys & Girls Club (Oct. 20) • Travel Consultant, Leth ~ Thomas Cook Canada (Oct. 24) • Retail Advisor, AB ~ Aveda (Oct. 24) • Youth Worker, Cgy ~ Boys & Girls Clubs (Oct. 25) • Community Disabilities Services Worker, Leth ~
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Peak Vocational & Support Services (Oct. 31) Tutor, Leth ~ Tutor Doctor (Dec. 31) Part Time Server/Housekeeper/Cook, Leth ~ The Gardens at West Highlands (Nov. 5) Youth Development Specialist, Cgy ~ Boys & Girls Club (Nov. 3) Disability Services Worker, Leth ~ Quest Support Services (Nov. 4) Mystery Shopping Opportunities, Leth ~ Premier Service (Nov. 5) Cora’s Lethbridge is hiring for Food/Beverage Industry, Leth ~ Cora Breakfast & Lunch (Nov. 1)
International • Volunteer Positions, Various Locations ~ International Humanity Foundation (Nov. 20) • English (ESL) Teacher, Various Locations ~ Neo Education (Oct. 31) • English Teacher ~ EF Changchun (Dec. 31) • Math/Science/English Teaching Position, England ~ Engage Education Canada (Dec. 31) • Teach English in South Korea; Public School Jobs in South Korea ~ Eagle Consulting (Nov. 2)) • China Internship Program, Beijing/Shanghai ~ CRCC Asia (Oct. 24) • Internships in China ~ InternChina (Dec. 31) • Supply or Contract Positions in Melbourne, Australia and London, England ~ ANZUK Teaching Agency (Nov. 3) • Teach English in South Korea ~ Avalon English (Dec. 28) • InternChina, Graduate Trainee ~ InternChina (Nov. 8) • Education Marketing Internships, Beijing ~ CISC Global (Nov. 8) • Youth Ambassador, Tanzania ~ Youth Challenge International (Oct. 31) • Teaching Options in South Korea ~ Korjob (Nov. 10) • Teach, Travel & Earn Money, South Korea ~ Aclipse (Nov. 10) For details of the postings and information on the application processes, go to www.uleth.ca/ross/ces/jobboard.
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