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Editorial Staff Editor-in-Chief Oliver Nacey Managing Editor Zac Starke News Editor Devon Walcott International News Editor & CUP Liaison Sarine Moumdjian Arts & Culture Editor Alexandra Herrington Features Editor Karl Ussakowski Voices Editor Oliver Nacey Sports Editor Dan Sailofsky Graphics & Comics Editor Olivia Gilbey Head Copy Editor Alexandra Herrington Web Editor Monika Cefis Super Happy Crazy Fun Page Dahlia Belinsky Photo Editor VACANT

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Letter from the Editor What if scones were currency? What if we had already landed humans on Mars? Hi, I would first like to point out the egregious error I made in the first line of last week’s issue. I hold grammar in very high regard and apologise for the slip. Language is important. It is imperative to our communication and without communication what do we have? Imagine not being able to talk to anyone. Imagine not even understanding your own thoughts. It’s easy to see how much importance language holds in our society and in humankind. I’ve always found it interesting to consider that we all think in a specific language. What if we think in a code that our minds simply transform in to an easily comprehensible format? What if our minds had their own very particular language that only our individual minds understood? Shit.

I think my mind is trying to convince me it’s smarter than me. I’ve always considered the mind very separate from the body, but it’s odd to consider the possibility of our every action being complete figments of our imagination. I don’t necessarily think that to be true, but it’s somewhat perplexing none the less. It would be simultaneously wondrous and terrifying to

spend a minute within the brain of another. Would you remember it though? Memory is stored within our mind, but in this case, you’re in someone else’s. Dang. Human thought is barmy. It makes no sense in the very same instant as it makes perfect sense. I mean, it’s all we’ve ever known right?

The most frustratingly incomprehensible part of all this mind discourse is that it’s all occurring within my mind. It’s a neverending circle of thought and thought about thought and so on. Golly. Bye, Oliver p.s. A life spent noting other’s errors and shortcomings is not a life I would ever like to lead.

Moustache of the week Staff Writers Justin Giglio, Bahaa Musa, Sam Nazer, Monika Cefis, Chris Dahdah, Paul Balllerini, Sarah Lake, Alexandra Mantzioros, Maria Flores, Ariella Klein, Maya Bobrove, Anne Nice, Lisa White, Lea Neumark-Gaudet, Jean Philippe Proulx and MJ Cromp

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The Domino Effect Shortly after Tremblay’s resignation, Villaincourt steps down as corruption surfaces

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The Greater Montreal Area has begun the harrowing process of trying to restore political sanctity to the cities’ municipal governments that, for the last few years, has been riddled with scandal, rumours of corruption, and just recently the resignations from both mayors of Montreal and Laval, Gerald Tremblay and Gilles Vaillancourt, respectively. The process will begin with the appointment of an interim mayor for the city of Montreal. According to CBC, Montreal’s 62member municipal council, the majority held by Union Montreal, Tremblay’s former party, has the next few weeks to elect

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a new mayor by secret ballot vote. Jane Cowell-Poitras, city councillor for Lachine, will stand in as acting mayor until the interim mayor is elected. Once elected, the interim mayor will hold office until the general elections in November 2013. “Both provincial and municipal politicians said they preferred to go the interim-mayor route and not hold a costly election now, just one year before next November's scheduled vote,” The Huffington Post reported. Tremblay announced his resignation Monday, several days after the politically devastating testimony from Martin Dumont, a former aide, at the province’s corruption inquiry. According to The Globe and Mail, Dumont’s career-crippling testimony alleged that Tremblay chose to ignore information brought to him that his party was using illegal donations and falsifying their books, choosing

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instead to let the corruption fester for years, unacknowledged. According to The Gazette, Tremblay emphatically denied Dumont’s claim during his speech, stating that the meeting where he was confronted with information of his party’s illegal activities “never happened.” Tremblay adamantly maintained that he was a victim in the situation and that his resignation was solely intended to end the political gridlock the corruption allegations had brought to the city’s politics. "When I was a young man, my father told me not to get into politics because it was dirty and would destroy me,” Tremblay said, adding that his love of Quebec and Montreal was what drew him into his 25 year long career in municipal and provincial government, despite his father’s warning. "This decision today, is for me, the ultimate sacrifice; my last act of love for the

Former Laval mayor Gilles Villaincourt

best interests of our Montreal," Tremblay told CTV News. “I cannot help under these circumstances,” he continued. “The city’s best interests are far more important than my own personal interests.” According to The National Post, opposition party leaders applauded Tremblay’s decision to resign, which they all deemed a necessary and inevitable course of action with present circumstances being what they are. Projet Montréal leader Richard Bergeron told CBC that, "He [Tremblay] took a very courageous decision [...] and he did that with a kind of an elevation of tone. It was very well done. He succeeded in his exit as mayor of Montreal." Parti-Quebecois minister responsible for Montreal, Jean-Francois Lisée added that "It's sad that his political career ends on this note.” Tremblay was the first politician to re-

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sign due to the corruption inquiry, closely followed by Gilles Vaillancourt who resigned only a short week afterwards. Vaillancourt, who’s reigned over Laval for 23 years, was accused of pocketing 2.5 per cent on all public service contracts by former construction boss, Lino Zambito. Vaillancourt, like Tremblay, insisted that all corruption claims were false telling CBC that, “we’re facing allegations that, even without proof, are altering the reputations of those in whom you have placed your trust. I am one of these people and I have been deeply hurt.” “I’ve only had one desire, to make Laval a success. [...] Regardless of what I do or say, it is clear that the damage [to my reputation] has been done,” he told CTV during his resignation speech. Vaillancourt did not stay after his speech to answer questions.

White Poppies A symbol for peace causes confusion SARAH LAKE STAFF WRITER

Among the usual red poppies adorning coat lapels this November, a few white ones have been the subject of curiosity, controversy, and anger. Échec a la guerre, a non-governmental organization created in 2011, launched the white “peace” poppy campaign in Quebec to commemorate all the victims of war, including civilians, and to proclaim an outright rejection of war. While their message is positive, not everyone supports their appropriation of the remembrance symbol. According to the Toronto Sun, the

Royal Canadian Legion, which raises money for veterans by selling red poppies, finds the white version disrespectful because it causes confusion. “Our red poppy not only represents remembrance but also represents the peace that we’ve been able to enjoy today,” Joanne Henderson, the organization’s fund coordinator for B.C. and the Yukon, told the Toronto Sun. “I don’t think that there’s a better symbol of peace than the red poppy,” she said. “When I first heard about [the white poppies], I was offended,” said Nicholas Di Penna, Director of External Affairs of the Dawson Student Union (DSU). “Now I see the point, and I agree with the message,” he said. “I think it’s more inclusive and it encompasses more people.” The white poppy campaign actually goes back much further than most think. It was first launched in England in 1933 by

the Cooperative Women’s Guild, an organization consisting of mothers, sisters and widows of men who had been killed in the First World War. On Nov. 6, the Dawson Teachers Union (DTU) raised awareness for the campaign for the second year in a row by distributing white poppies in Dawson’s upper atrium. “It’s apples and oranges, really,” said Cynthia Martin, Vice President Internal of the DTU. “The red poppy doesn’t take into account civilian losses, which are in much greater number today than military ones,” said Martin. “I understand people’s reservations about it, but the white poppy does not supplant the red poppy, we actually encourage people to wear both.” Fred Jones, President of the DTU, is a strong supporter of the white poppy campaign. Jones, whose grandfather was a World War I veteran, was in the military

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reserves himself in university, and has proudly worn the red poppy in the past. “We’re not saying that people who wear the red poppy support war,” Jones said. He was critical of the elements of patriotism in the symbol, which he said is “often portrayed as commemorating Canadian military casualties, and sometimes used by the government to glorify military action.” “Canada’s military culture isn’t as glorified as in the states,” said Di Penna, who, despite supporting the white poppy campaign, doesn’t believe the red poppy is a pro-war symbol. “To me it’s a symbol of the sacrifices that brave men and women have made for their country,” said Merrick D’Amato, a second-year Cinema/Video/Communications student who wears the red poppy.

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“I would get offers for weird things,” MacDonald told the audience. 

Kyle MacDonald, who has come to be known as the red paperclip guy, visited Dawson to kick off eWeek on Monday in Conrad’s to share his story of trading up from a red paperclip to owning a house. The journey of the red paperclip tradeup was through Craigslist and began in the summer of 2005. MacDonald made a total of 14 trades to get the house in Kipling, Saskatchewan from a single red paperclip he found on his desk. Along the way he met some interesting new friends and created memories that he holds dear to him, as well as kept in touch and had support from his friends and family. MacDonald was fresh out of university, with a BA in Geography, and was doing odd jobs when he began his trading. He went through periods of doubt on whether trading was a smart idea or just a waste of time. Once things got off the ground, MacDonald pressed on with trades and found not only the best deals, but the best stories and interesting people. “I would get offers for weird things,” MacDonald told the audience. “I was of-

fered pinky fingers and even virginity.” He picked the trades that could help his cause as well as help out the people he was trading with. He put up a website after a few trades and gained even more popularity and a following. “Only 12 hours after the site was up, I got a call from a producer of The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos,” MacDonald said. Each of the 14 trades made had an interesting person and a unique story behind it, which MacDonald shared with the students who attended his talk. The order of trades was; the red paperclip for a fishshaped pen, for a doorknob with a unique face carved into it, for a camping stove, for a generator, for a keg of beer, for a snow mobile, for a trip to Yahk, B.C. and back, for a truck, for a recording contract, for one year rent-free dwelling in a bungalow, for an afternoon with Alice Cooper, for a Kiss memorabilia snow globe, for a starring role in a movie, and the final trade for a house in Kipling, Saskatchewan. “On Labour day weekend 2006, 3500 people showed up in a town of 1000,”

MacDonald said. The town of Kipling threw MacDonald and his friends and family a huge party, gave him a key to the city, built the world’s largest paperclip, made MacDonald honorary mayor of the town for a day, as well as the house. Each of the people who traded with MacDonald were present and MacDonald decided while giving a speech that he was going to propose to his long-time girlfriend, Dom. “I thought to myself that it wouldn’t be right to propose without a ring,” MacDonald said. “I ran over to [the first girl he traded with] and got the paperclip from her. I bent it into a ring and proposed to Dom MacDonald told the crowd that he is still trading, working on projects and telling his story all over. He answered a question from the crowd, explaining that there is a movie in progress. “People ask me if I wish I still had the paperclip, because it could be worth a lot of money,” MacDonald said in summation. “I tell them that trading away that paperclip was the best thing I ever did.”

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“A full month of work for 30 seconds!” Dunhamel remarked. 

“Having a really good attitude towards collaborative work will get you far,” Simon Dunhamel said, one of the speakers this week on behalf of eWeek. He presented a lecture on Monday about Collaboration of work and on how his business expanded with the help of the many talented people around him. Throughout the presentation Dunhamel shared his work with the audience, his photography and stop motion animation videos are all complex and take a substantial amount of time to perfect, all this with the help of his team. “A full month of work for 30 seconds!” he remarked on a stop motion video that was made for the STM. “You need to grow out of your own network,” was the point that Dunhamel

was trying to create with his lecture; collaborative work can help young entrepreneurs’ better network themselves. “You grow your own business around other people and people that contribute to it,” he said, “If you know that right away, you’re ahead of the game.” Dunhamel graduated Dawson College in 2006 from the Professional Photography program, from living solo post College in a loft he has grown into the successful business man he is today. He is currently a commercial photographer, working mostly in advertising alongside a team of creative individuals. “You build a stronger business by collaboration,” he said, “Photographers can’t do anything alone, you always need a team behind you.”

Dunhamel is co-founder of Made of Stills, a non-profit organization that promotes visual arts and creative projects. They wanted to associate their name into something positive so once a month they offer space for projects to be show. They’re located on St-Viateur in a 5500 sq. ft. studio made up of two studios, one editing room, one office, kitchen and living room, “We’re different people that came together so we could have a huge space,” he said. His team consists of an agent, ad-agencies, producer, camera assistants, graphic designer, makeup artists, and stylists, set designer, motion designer, video editor, director, art editor, models, as well as clients of course, “We could do a full project by ourselves.” “Working with these guys has opened


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“I was born inspired, I was excited to go to school everyday, I wanted to learn about everything,” JeanPierre said


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Katheline Jean-Pierre, senior digital manager at Google, offered advice to aspiring entrepreneurs for Dawson’s eWeek last Monday in Conrods. Jean-Pierre started her lecture, Startups: Tapes from the Parallel Universe, by saying how our generation has “amazing opportunities” in today’s society and commenced her PowerPoint with quotes from celebrities such as Drake. “I was born inspired, I was excited to go to school everyday, I wanted to learn about everything,” Jean-Pierre said. “I was selling chocolate at seven. My sister used to steal my money.” Jean-Pierre emphasized a lot on the fact that students are young and that “now’s the time” for us to work hard to make it as an entrepreneur. She gave a few examples such as her friend Brian Wong, creator of Kipp, and Denis Crowley who’s presently creating Foursquare. She suggested that as students, we should really try to moonlight (having one job and trying to have another on the side). She used the slang phrase “YOLO” to illustrate the importance of seizing the moment, and gave a free Google Chrome

Frisbee to an audience member who properly explained the term. “You need VC money to start out almost anything,” she said. VC’s are venture capital investors. “You need to be profitable as soon as you can, and work with the VC’s marketers to get money for your products,” According to Jean-Pierre, a great place to meet a VC is at Notman House but one “better be ready” before going there. “You need a business plan. It’s a realgreat exercise to do; I have done so many of them,” Jean-Pierre said. “It takes a lot of energy to change your ideas [in your plan] but it is important. A business motto is a necessity and you should try to take it as a side project.” According to Jean-Pierre, your team is very important. “You need to find true entrepreneurs. It’s not a nine to five job. You need people who are gonna work till the job is done, and the job never gets done.” “You also need a lot of timing and luck and a quick launching date,” Jean-Pierre said. “You must keep your eyes on the bigger picture and embrace the journey.” Jean-Pierre reminded her audience to stay cautious when dreaming big. “Be

new ways for me to do business,” Dunhamel said of his friends and colleagues, “By being together, we look better we have a different way of showing our work.” They all have their own thing going on, they are always open to helping each other out and offering criticism. “None of us are threatened of each other,” he added “Alone you can only do so much.” Made of Stills work is presented on their website: The goals Dunhamel has set for himself have been successfully grasped, he is currently looking towards expanding his career further, “I get to travel once in a while I’d like to have more of that coming,” he said. His work can be seen on his website:

careful who you sign with.” She gave as an example her own experience with Skat Music in 1998, where she had two contracts with different people, but both wanted her to only have one contract. “There are second chances, [...] because they will never be that generous,” JeanPierre said. “Don’t be greedy. You want it all? You might get none at all. Don’t be afraid to change paths. Be extremely good at one thing, but still diversify your skills. Be social, do internships and programs.” Jean-Pierre recommended following events in the technology scene, which is presently booming in Montreal. Timothy Miller, one of the organizers of Eweek, called Jean-Pierre’s lecture “interesting and very inspiring.” “Her lecture was good, but she should have adapted it more to Dawson students because it got very technical at some points,” said Heri Rakotomalala, the program developer for eWeek. The event was hosted by Andrew Carter, from CJAD, and was followed by Dawson’s Den, an imitation of Dragon’s Den.

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Feed the Passion Within You entate his presentation towards their interests. Awarded the agency of the year for the last three years in Canada, and among the top five agencies in the world by Forbes, Sid Lee is a publicity agency who's doing commercial creativity with customers like Adidas, Cirque du Soleil, STM, IGA, Red Bull, and SAQ. Cirque du Soleil also invested money in the agency. This success story started with JeanFrançois Bouchard and Philippe Meunier back in 1993. Their first jobs were humble and low key, doing menus for restaurants; but they had the most important thing of all, a vision. Still today, posititioning is the greatest advice Deschênes could give to the students. "Take time to think about your positioning, think locally, think

globally," Deschênes said. In order to work at Sid Lee, you need to embrace collaborations. The two founders never agreed to take pictures alone; they promote a "we" culture. You cannot last very long in this entreprise if you have a big ego. "We don't believe in the status quo. The moment you are in your comfort zone, it is the moment you start going down," Deschênes said. "It demands a lot of energy, a lot of intensity but if you want to be an entrepeneur, I believe it is important to have this kind of attitude." Yanick Deschênes did not lie to the audience; there is a lot of movement within the employees, it is not suited for everybody. "It is a little bit like the Olympics, you are expected to perform your A-game on a daily basis," Deschênes told the audience.

Sid Lee is not afraid of failure, they even see it as a normal process. "If you wait for everything to be perfect, by the time it will be ready, it will be too late," Deschênes said, and advised the future entrepreneurs to launch it small, see the reactions and then adapt, and improve. Be flexible, pay attention and see the opportunities. "Keep this kind of attitude to be successful, " Deschênes added. Sid Lee applies the T-Shaped Skills, it even became their philosophy. Do not be generalist, do not know a little bit of everything; be a specialist in one area, and have a passion other than your specialization. Those two elements are the key things that Sid Lee is looking for in a candidate. "If you have that, you are going to win at Sid Lee," Deschênes said.

Be flexible, pay attention and see the opportunities. "Keep this kind of attitude to be successful," Deschênes added.

Former CLASSE spokesperson could face prison and/or a fine Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, ex-spokesperson of the Coalition Large de l’Association pour une Solidarité Syndiale Étudiante (CLASSE), was found guilty for contempt of court by Supreme Court Judge Denis Jacques on Nov. 1. Jean-François Morasse, a student at the Université Laval sued Nadeau-Dubois shortly after the latter’s appearance on RDI on May 13 where he called for the non-respect of the numerous injunctions that had been issued for certain students during last spring’s student strike, which allowed them to cross picket lines, RadioCanada reported. Nadeau-Dubois’s lawyer Giuseppe Sciortino demanded a dismissal of Morasse’s charges which the judge refused. Sciortino argued that Morasse’s injunction was never directly aimed at his client and that there is no way of proving that Nadeau-Dubois was aware of it when

making his statement, LaPresse reported. According to Article 761 of the Code of Civil Procedure, Nadeau-Dubois, if found guilty, can be penalized with a $50,000 fine, with or without up to a year of imprisonment. A call for solidarity has been organized by an independent committee through their website, The group has raised around $85,000 in donations so far, all of which will go to NadeauDubois’s defense, according to If there is a remainder, the money will go to the defense funds set up by the Association pour une Solidarité Syndicale Étudiante (ASSÉ), which offers financial support to the 3000 arrestees of the student protests. ASSÉ has voiced its opposition to the ruling, criticizing the recourse to the judicial system during the student strike, a political movement. The Association has also

criticized the accusations towards NadeauDubois as an individual, instead of the entire association that he was part of. “It is important to note that Mr. NadeauDubois, as spokesperson of CLASSE, was merely expressing mandates confided to him by the organization,” reads the ASSÉ’s press release. The Dawson Student Union’s Director of External Affairs, Nicholas Di Penna, expressed resentment to the ruling, and commented on the nature of CLASSE’s way of functioning, arguing that NadeauDubois was accused for something he was not individually responsible for. “To say that he influenced students in maintaining their hard picketing in spite of the undemocratic injunctions wholly ignores the entire function of the CLASSE and how internal decisions are taken within the Coalition,” Di Penna said. He also added that Nadeau-Dubois was merely doing as

he was told under his mandate given to him by the Coalition. “If you're going to put him in jail, might as well put everyone because you cannot pin the weight of democracy on a single individual, but rather on the collective,” he added. This has been a shared sentiment among supporters of Nadeau-Dubois. ASSÉ as well as Quebec provincial party Québec Solidaire published a photo on their respective Facebook pages which reads: “this is not a judgement against Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, but a judgement against the thousands among us who recognize ourselves in the Maple Springs.” Protests have taken place to show solidarity with Nadeau-Dubois, most notably one in Toronto on Nov. 5, which gathered around 3000 people.


“If you're going to put him in jail, might as well put everyone...” Nicholas diPenna added

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Yesterday, Dawson eWeek welcomed Yanick Deschênes, VP of Global Communications at Sid Lee to talk about Entrapeneurship to an audience full of hope about future carreers at Sid Lee. Luckily for them, there is hope for the ones who dream about a job at Sid Lee. Because they are a fastgrowing company who has 400 employees in Montreal and just opened a new workshop (the name they use for an office) in New York. They are already present in Toronto, Amsterdam, Paris, and soon in London. According to Deschênes, we are in a society in which we engage; we need to be able to adapt quickly and be as flexible as possible. He demonstrated those aspects by starting off his speech by asking the audience for their questions in order to ori-


Eyes on the DSU at Dawson. The DSU will have to be emptying one of their two small storage spaces to make way for a new administrative office in the coming weeks. Storage is already an issue judging by the piles boxes filled with newly purchased water bottles coving a full wall of the DSU office. This new constraint means a clean-up is in order. The content of the storage, which includes old campaigning material and some previous club purchases will likely by distributed among the clubs according to Geoffrey Graham, however that decision remains to be made. Graham, Director of Communications and Mobilization, brought up the idea of purchasing reusable mugs for the student body. He and Nicholas Di Penna, Director of External Affairs, intend to investi-

gate similar purchases by Concordia, McGill, Université du Québec à Montréal and Université de Montréal. Geoffrey explained that Dawson compares to universities more than CEGEPS “in terms of budget and size of the student body.” Di Penna concurred, “no other CEGEP is offering a service like this.” Incoming with the DSU’s purchasing policy, Graham explained they would be looking for mugs “made of recycled materials as a way of reducing ecological footprint” and be fabricated by “unionized workers who tend to have better working conditions.” The executives are inclined to offer the mugs freely to students, as they do the water bottles, however a small charge may be necessary to cover the costs if they choose to go for more expensive,

better quality mugs. DSU t-shirts made by a women’s group in Al-Salvador are available at the office for free (one per person). Executives agreed, however, to charge $5 per shirt, its cost, to clubs who would like to customize blank ones for their members. Also, Dawson Persists is back on track. Last Thursday the group held the first of a new series of weekly mobilization meetings. Their “goal is to spark political interest,” Graham reported. They will do so by bringing up questions such as “what does accessible education mean to you?” This dampened position follows the students straight out rejection of the student strike made clear in the results of the referendum held last semester.

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Their “goal is to spark political interest,” Geoffrey Graham reported.

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Monday Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. Dawson Student Union executives gathered for a short yet productive meeting, to discuss the upcoming general assembly as well as a series of purchases including a banner for Dawson Dining and reusable mugs for the student body. The DSU budget will be presented for approval at Dawson’s General Assembly will be held on Wednesday Nov. 21 in the third floor cafeteria at 5 p.m. The executives agreed that a student from the Model UN might be fitted to serve as chair and secretary for the assembly. As well as being in a position to act as a third party non-biased moderator; students from Model UN have the necessary knowledge of Assembly related procedure. Everyone knows space is a rare treasure

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Law changes in US states Earth 2.0 ANNE NICE STAFF WRITER

Last Tuesday history was made in four different states regarding two social issues, where Washington and Colorado legalized the recreational use of marijuana. Also, Maine and Maryland are the first states to, by popular vote, approve of same-sex marriage. Both ballot measures taken during the US elections on Nov. 6 were a breakthrough for two tenacious groups of activists who have been fighting for decades for the legalization of same-sex marriage as well as marijuana. Legalized Weed Colorado and Washington’s marijuana legalization has set up a conflict with the federal government who still consider the drug illegal, according to Huffington Post. Colorado’s Amendment 64 establishes that adults over the age of 21 are able to possess up to one ounce of marijuana, according to MSN. However use of the drug

publicly is still banned. The amendment will also allow people to grow up to six marijuana plants in private, secure areas. Washington’s measure sets up a system of state-licensed growers, processors and retail stores for marijuana, to allow people to purchase up to an ounce of marijuana at a time. The measure also set up a standard blood test limit for driving under the influence of marijuana, reported MSN. “The Washington measure was notable for its sponsors and supporters,” according to The Province, “who ranged from public health experts and wealthy high-tech executives to two of the Justice Department’s top former officials in Seattle, U.S. Attorneys John McKay and Kate Pflaumer.” According to The Calgary Herald estimates have shown that the taxes acquired from the sales of marijuana will bring in up to hundreds of millions of dollars per year. However sales won’t begin until the state officials have made rules in order to govern the newly legal pot industry. “Marijuana policy reform remains an issue where the people lead and the politicians follow,” Ethan Nadelmann of the

Drug Policy Alliance, which opposes the co-called “war on drugs,” said. “But Washington State shows that many politicians are beginning to catch up.” Legalized Gay Marriage According to CBC, the results in Maine and Maryland broke a 32-state streak, dating back to 1998, where same-sex marriage was rejected by every state that held a vote on it. These two states will now become the seventh and eighth states to legalize gay marriage, according to CBC. “For the first time, voters in Maine and Maryland voted to allow loving couples to make lifelong commitments through marriage, forever taking away the right-wing talking point that marriage equality couldn't win on the ballot,” Chad Griffin of the Human Rights Campaign, a national gayrights group, said. These outcomes could possibly even influence the United State’s Supreme Court who is considering whether or not to take on cases challenging the laws that deny federal recognition of gay marriage. According to The Calgary Herald, Maine's referendum on same-sex marriage marked the first time that gay-rights supporters put the issue to a popular vote. “The tide has turned when voters have the opportunity to really hear directly from loving, committed same-sex couples and their families, they voted for fairness,” Rick Jacobs of the Courage Campaign, a California-based gay rights group, said. “Those who oppose the freedom to marry for committed couples are clearly on the wrong side of history.”

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An Anglo-German group of astronomers have discovered a planet that may be able to support life. The planet is 44 light years away from Earth, and is the right distance from its own sun to allow liquid water, according to Reuters. It is also about seven times the mass of Earth, therefore it is heavy enough to have an atmosphere, according to the journal of Astronomy & Astrophysics. "The star HD 40307 is a perfectly quiet old dwarf star, so there is no reason why such a planet could not sustain an Earthlike climate," Guillem Angla-Escude from Germany's University of Goettingen, said. What’s so special about this the planet, named HD 40307?, is that it rotates around its own axis to create a day and night cycle, which makes it very close to

Earth’s environment. More than 800 plants have been discovered since the beginning of the 1990s, but only a few of those have been actually habitable, according to Reuters. "This is the closest one to Earth in a habitable zone that is not tidally locked," Hugh Jones, astronomer from the University of Hertfordshire, told Reuters. The HARPS [High Accuracy Radial Velocity Planet Searcher] device that was used to discover the planet’s star, found three more planets around it, reported CTV News. Only one of them was in the “Goldilocks” zone, as they call it, the band around a sun where the temperatures are neither too hot nor too cold. “This [spectrograph], of course, increases our chances of finding more in that orbital sweet spot that we call the habitable zone -- the zone where it is not too cold, nor too hot for liquid water to exist,” Paul Butler, Carnegie Institution for Science’s co-author, said in a statement.

will be reduced to seven seats. Seven of the nine current members of the Standing Committee are expected to step down, including President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao, reported BBC. While it hasn’t been formally announced, their positions are expected to be filled by the two remaining members, Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang respectively, reported CBC. The exact makeup of the new Standing Committee will likely be announced Nov. 15 at a plenum following the congress. Xi, who joined CCP in 1974, has filled several party positions, including deputy governor of Fujian province and party chief in Shanghai, and was selected to be a member of the Standing Committee in 2007, reported BBC. While the details of the presidential nomination process are kept secret, integrity and honor are important considerations, reported CBC, which is why the recent Bo Xilai scandal got so much attention. Bo, a former party chief who was once a potential candidate for presidency, was disgraced and expelled from the party in September, after his wife was charged with the murder of Neil Heywood, a British Riot police clashreported with protestors businessman, The Guardian. Bo

was accused of corruption and helping to cover up the murder. In light of the scandal, outgoing leader Hu warned that a failure to tackle the issue of corruption "could prove fatal to the party,” in his opening speech on Thursday at the Great Hall of the People, reported BBC. Hu also emphasized the importance of making China's development more balanced and sustainable, and to “aim higher and work harder and continue to pursue development in a scientific way, promote social harmony and improve the people's lives”. While some may have hoped that the party’s tumultuous year might lead to some fundamental reforms, Hu made it clear that this wasn’t the case. “We have held high the great banner of socialism with Chinese characteristics and neither taken the old and rigid closed-door policy nor taken the erroneous path of changing the banner,” he said, reported The Guardian. Zhang Jian, a political scientist at Peking University, called Hu’s speech a “very strong message to any expectations of reform: we are not going to change; we are going to stay where we are,” reported The source:reuters Guardian.


Handing over the power PAUL BALLERINI STAFF WRITER

This week, China is undergoing a oncea-decade change in leadership that is being closely watched by the international community. The handover of power in China began with the meeting of the 18th National Party Congress in Beijing on Nov. 8, re-

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ported CBC. However, according to The Gazette, the well-choreographed congress and all its intricate steps are mostly a formality. The members of the Politburo Standing Committee, a handful of the country’s most powerful leaders, have already been secretly chosen, not elected, over the past several months by a small group of powerbrokers, reported CBC. "It's almost like a show for the party,” Dali Yang, a political scientist at the Uni-

versity of Chicago, told The Guardian. “The main decisions have been made already." The congress started with the selection of a Central Committee, a group of around 350 members. Once chosen, the members are in charge of selecting the top leadership: the Politburo, a group of 25 members, and the Politburo Standing Committee, the country’s nine head leaders. BBC reported that there has been speculation that the Standing Committee

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Beauties and the beasts CARLEIGH BAKER THE OTHER PRESS

NEW WESTMINSTER (CUP) - Nobody needs bronzer. No one, regardless of age, race, gender, or sexual orientation. The pastiest, most cadaverous of us do not require bronzer, as in, a life-or-death scenario. Brazilians, ball waxes, eye(guy)liner, pan(man)tyhose. But all these things are within your grasp, just a credit card click away. Despite the crushing, insecurity-fueled beauty ideals that have been foisted on women for hundreds of years, we don’t actually need to conform to one size, one shape, or one hair colour. One global standard for pubic hair, as if it was decided at the United Nations. Men don’t have to wax their backs, hide their bald spots, and somehow maintain the body and skin quality of a lithe, 12-year-old farm boy. Nobody has to do this. But we do. We indulge in these beauty trappings, and the extent to which we pursue them provides the beauty continuum. From fashion’s current faux-anarchists: nerd glasses poised on a gaunt and bearded face, to the spray-tanned guylined, blow-dried Jersey Shore d-bags. Refuse to find your place on the continuum,

and you’ll make the people on the bus nervous—or at least, until American Apparel hijacks your look, and packages it up as the Next Big Thing. Morgan Spurlock, creator of Supersize Me, continues his mandate of probing the superfluous with his new documentary, Mansome. With an air of wide-eyed revelation, the first-hand arbiter of the outrageous discovery that eating Big Macs makes you fat, marvels at the recent boom in men’s grooming products. Spurlock explains “When guys are looking in the mirror and saying, ‘I’m not good enough, I’m not handsome enough, I need to fix this in order to be that perfect image,’ for me that points to a bigger problem.” Spurlock cites ‘70s manly men Burt Reynolds and Robert Redford as examples of a less insecure time for men, drawing this conclusion based on their abundance of body hair. The filmmaker claims that men of this era were more confident and authentic, and worries that current marketing trends are robbing men of their masculinity. “The commoditization of men is really helping to push this agenda of looking a certain way. Business starts to drive that type of thought process, and when you pour millions of dollars into it, it starts to reshape the psyche.”

This is true, but it isn’t news. And weren’t the unwaxed heroes of old still encouraging mass consumption, appearing in ads for Corvettes (penis extensions) and Coors Light (liquid courage)? A lack of chest hair tagged you as merely a boy in a shag carpeted man’s world, and in case the Corvette and the beer weren’t working for you, there were an abundance of hair enhancement products available. “I’m not only the president of hair club for men. I’m also a client.” Sy Sperling, founder of Hair Club for Men, states boldly in a commercial from 1982. A man who fusses about his appearance, even excessively so, is not inherently feminine. This is a nasty generalization that manages to be offensive to all involved. A man’s choice to groom himself impeccably constitutes no more of an affront to his gender than a woman’s choice not to shave her legs. As far as the proliferation of fashion items such as murses and mantyhoses, Spurlock’s contention that this is a new phenomenon sadly typifies the modern pop culture approach to anthropology: if it didn’t happen 15 minutes ago, it didn’t happen. Aside from the music industry, where gender bending as a fashion statement has been embraced since at least the 1970s (see: David Bowie, Alice Cooper, Boy

itoba, which examined Catholic teachings on angels, the Devil and exorcism—talked to the Manitoban about the mysterious ritual: The Manitoban: How do you know when someone is possessed? Father Gerard Rusak: They basically have to do something that is super human – that is a big sign. Say they speak in another language they have not learned before or they levitate. Someone with basic psychological difficulties – that is not going to qualify. Before you do an exorcism you are going to check all of that out. M: What is involved in the process of an exorcism?

FGR: We have the book called the Ritual, so it has got the whole rite of the exorcism there. The priest is dressed in his priestly [dress]. The prayers are gone through in the ritual. If they know that this person has maybe done some superhuman things then they will have some rather strong men that might hold them down if they begin to be very violent or something like that. I believe sometimes the exorcist may repeat certain parts so the exorcism can take an hour or more at least. M: What is the success rate for exorcisms? FGR: I believe it doesn’t always end [successfully]. I’ve heard of cases when the

George, Michael Jackson, Brett Michaels, etc.) one only has to look to the wigged, powdered, hose-wearing aristocratic men of the 18th century as a prime example of androgynous fashion. Both genders wore elaborate powdered wigs, garters, hoses, and pointed shoes, though only women enjoyed the spine warping joys of corseting. For both sexes, this elaborate style of dress served to highlight one’s position in society, since anyone


Realities of expelling evil RACHEL WOOD THE MANITOBAN

MANITOBA (CUP) -Exorcism is seemingly the epitome of experiencing and releasing evil, and recently, the Manitoban learned that the sensationalism of this religious ritual, as portrayed in the entertainment industry, is not completely untrue. The Manitoban got in touch with a prior at St. Raphael’s Priory, one Father Gerard Rusay—who previously gave a two-part lecture at the University of Man-

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exorcist has had to do this several times and still the person wasn’t delivered – maybe because the exorcist isn’t doing his job well enough. I was just told of a man that was an exorcist recently in Winnipeg who would sometimes fast 40 days before he did an exorcism. They really wanted to make sure that they had all the spiritual help on their side so they really prepared well where others might not have prepared as well and they might not have been as careful. There is often a human element of how well it’s done. Sometimes God just doesn’t want this person to be delivered at this time. M: Why would God not want someone to be delivered? FGR: That person may still be in the state of grace and it might be a trial you might have to go through. We sometimes pray for people to be cured of cancer but God doesn’t always want that. It’s just like any trial we have in life. Some people have actually much improved their life because of this. Normally that’s not going to be the ideal but sometimes that’s just the permission of God even if everything is done well. M: How do real exorcisms compare to ones portrayed in the entertainment industry? FGR: [In the exorcisms] that I have heard of, the exorcists are still alive and telling the story but, sometimes, the [exorcists] in the movies die and that could happen I suppose if he is not careful. I did see a thing on the internet and there was some

who had to toil for a living would not wear heels. Nor could they afford to do so. And what about the modern incarnation of this trend, the Metrosexual? If you take a man, remove all his body hair, shape his nose until it’s too small to breathe through, plump his lips, give him a spray tan, apply guy liner and lip gloss, buff his nails, and feather his hair, you are going to have a pretty feminine looking dude. Undeniable.

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parts in there where they showed [an] exorcist done by Protestants and they have totally different form. They were not dressed as a minister or priest or anyone and they would hit the man on the head with the book. [In Catholic exorcisms] you follow the ritual and you read the prayers and sometimes the person will react in different ways. Sometimes they’ll become cold like they are dead, his body will be frozen almost, and they’ll speak in different languages. Different things can happen in different cases so each exorcism is going to be a little different. M: Are there different demons who are associated with different sins that posses people? FGR: A demon is a fallen angel. [They are] unlike human beings – we are all the same species, but each angel in a way is a different species from one another. [Demons appear in] those kind of people that have been involved in witchcraft or something like that. Those are often cases where the devil will take possession of the person. They have made some kind of pact. Father Gerard Rusak has never performed an exorcism but has heard tapes of the process. Finding a real live exorcist proved extremely difficulty throughout the investigation of this article. This only added to the mystery of the procedure, and left us extremely curious about the surreal lives of those who come into direct contact with evil possession.

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People of a Feather, flock together Award winning documentary gets screened at Dawson LEA NEWMARK-GAUDET STAFF WRITER

People of a Feather, a beautiful and compelling documentary film, was presented on Thursday evening Nov. 8 in the Multipurpose Room. This was the first Environmental Seminar Screening organized by the Coordinators Environmental Science & Environmental Studies Profiles, Tonia De Bellis & Jeff Barnes, respectively, and it was a frank success. “Eider down, the warmest feather in the world…” the film starts, “it allows both Inuit and bird to survive harsh Arctic winters…” in the background, a time-lapse thread of the birds flying in the white sky, hundreds of them flapping their wings draws the audience in.

The beauty of these birds is shared though the images and also the account of an Inuit woman who recounts laughing, “I was watching the eiders fly by and (…) I just forgot to hunt them.” Although the skidoo replaces the dogpulled sled and the gun the bow and arrow, the harpoon remains the instrument to hunt seals and down of the Eider is still collected by hand. This insightful documentary juxtaposes traditional and modern ways of life. The images and finely woven film extracts tell a story without the need of a vocal narrator, the untold story of the Sanikiluaq community and the Eider ducks on which they depend. About eight years ago, Joel Health, researcher and ecologist, was called in to investigate factors influencing winter survival and population dynamics of the

Hudson Bay Common Eider, a diving sea duck population that over-winters in the Arctic, that had been subject to large dieoffs. “This film grew out of a series of arctic expeditions [over a total of seven winters] for my doctoral research,” Joel Heath told Vancouver Sun. Heath found that the rapidly changing sea ice landscape was influencing the Eider’s capacity to survive the winter. The Eiders feed on benthic invertebrates they dive down to feed on in the seabed. When the currents are not strong enough the ‘polynya’, a puddle of water without ice covering a type of ‘arctic oasis’, become smaller and smaller and the Eider’s deplete the scarce prey sources they can reach. The film points to the massive hydroelectric dams powering eastern North

America as the cause of disruption in sea ice and ocean currents. “I would have liked to hear more about the science behind the allegations” a student in the audience said. The point is that even after seven years of research remains a lot unknown. “Understanding how plumes of fresh water entering Hudson Bay change over time and in relation to electricity demands is a basic issue that still requires substantial research,” explains a short video on the Arctic Eider Society website. The Arctic Eider Society acknowledges the potential of hydroelectricity and the role it can play in the transition toward sustainable communities, however it challenges the world to find energy solutions that work with the seasons of our hydrological cycle. “These stories are not told enough,”

Geoffrey Gram, Director of Communications and Mobilization of the Dawson Student Union said, “you really have to know where too look.” Arctic Eider Society was co-founded by Joel Heath following the film in order to stimulate the research for solutions that allow for energy to be stored and distributed in a way that sustains the integrity of sea ice ecosystems. The Society supports further community-based research, monitoring, and education projects combining Inuit, scientific and filmmaking in the Canadian Arctic. “The People of a Feather film project and The Arctic Sea Ice educational package recently received funding as one of Canada's largest International Polar Year projects for training, communications and outreach,” announced Heath on his web page.

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Dawson reading series: peter dube Dawson teacher reads a bit of his “The City’s Gates” SAM NAZER STAFF WRITER

Last Thursday a considerable crowd of Dawson students gathered in Oliver’s to listen to local author and Dawson English teacher Peter Dubé read passages of his new book, The City’s Gates. The mystery novel tells the story of an introspective and isolated investigator, hired by what he believes to be an Academic Institution to look into the world of underground activist groups. The events happen in light of an important economic conference (loosely based on the G20 summit) that is about to take place in Montréal. Weird things start to happen all around the city and authorities suspect the use of a new mind-enhancing drug by people affiliated with such activist groups. The protagonist, Lee, is hired to find the drug and its source. “This character, this Lee, is particularly troubled by what he’s doing to make a living,” Dubé said. “He’s spying on people he spends a great amount of time with and eventually comes to care for. What is that? What kind of experience is that? That is what I was trying to explore.”

The book took nearly nine years to write. It was primarily influenced by protests in Seattle and Quebec City in the late nineties and early noughties. “It started during the last generation of protests,” Dubé said. “A lot of the descriptions of the demonstrations and riots were stuff that I saw and felt. The protest movements never vanished, they continued ever since, so there was always stuff on the air that I could bring into the novel.” The coinciding of the novel’s release with the rise of student protests in Montréal, however accidental, is definitely benefitial for the book. “I went to some of the big demos here,” Dubé said, “Most of the demonstrations of the protest happened too late to make it into the novel, but they become part of the environment that frames the book at this point.” Dubé’s work is often influenced and informed by surrealism, queer and popular cultures. The narrative is extremely poetic and involves in-depth descriptions of characters and events. The book also enjoys some peculiar features in terms of its formatting; alongside its somewhat conventional narrative form, it includes excerpts from newspaper articles and classified documents, turning the book into a collage of notes and records.

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“On a basic story-telling level,” Dubé said, “I thought it would be interesting to write what is in many respects a fairly conventional mystery novel in a fragmented kind of way, a way by which one finds out what is happening instead of having someone tell you the story cleanly all at once.” “I’m also a firm believer that the ‘form/content’ divide is bullshit,” he said. “They are exactly the same thing. Form and content are really close and interrelated. So I wanted the book to point that out as well.” Dubé works primarily in fiction. Some of his earlier works include, Subtle Bodies: a Fantasia on Voice, History and René Crevel, and Hovering World. He is also the editor of anthologies Madder Love: Queer Men and The Precincts of Surrealism and Best Gay Stories 2011 and 2012. The City’s Gates was Dubé’s first mystery novel. Dubé is currently working on a new novel that according to him involves evil clowns and corporate capitalism. “It’s my first funny book,” he said. “Well, it’s funny for me. Others might find it a little dark and twisted.” He is also publishing a new book of poems at the end of this year. The event was organized by the English department and was the first installment of the Dawson College Reading Series.

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The album follows a 17-year-old Kendrick riding around Los Angeles with his friends. If you’ve ever been in a car full of teenagers looking for trouble, you will have no problem relating to the subject matter of this album. It’s an open discussion on the effects of peer pressure. Not the kind of peer pressure you see in after school PSAs, but the kind of peer pressure you feel to live up to the expectations that your friends place on you. Lyrically, Kendrick is proving to be one of the best in hip-hop right now. Songs on the album like “Poetic Justice” and “The Art of Peer Pressure” show off just how honest Kendrick is willing to be with his audience. He’s extremely vulnerable, especially when discussing his childhood. When it comes to the beats on this album, there are some huge names contributing to the production. The Neptunes, Hit-Boy, and Just Blaze all fit into Kendrick’s style perfectly to create some very memorable tracks. XXL Magazine called Good Kid, M.A.A.D City “a future classic.” Considering Kendrick’s originality, his lyricism, his beats, and the way all these pieces blend together so organically to create a story, it would be hard to disagree. im yearning for the nectar of dat skin

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warren g(angstah) flowers Dona Velan’s works comes to chill out at Dawson’s gallery From Nov. 6 to Nov. 23, the Warren G. Flowers Gallery presents Legendless Maps, a series of fascinating and diverse drawings by Czechoslovakian artist, Dona Velan. “Maps are limitless,” Velan said, “if I feel the need to continue, all I have to do is add a page.” Without scale or a legend, these maps do not abide to the rules of cartographers, who seek to represent with exactitude the physical characteristics of a place. Free of these constraints, Velan explores aesthetic characteristics of internal, terrestrial, and spatial landscapes. These sinuous, delicate, ephemeral, and endless playful flows and clusters drawn, and lightly brushed with watercolors draw the spectators’ gaze in with fascination. “My new drawing project maps clusters and flows, be they in the body as cells and veins; in landscape as rivers, roads, settlements, or cities; or in the Cosmos as galaxies suspended in space and darkness,” she stated. A few pieces are based on topographic maps from which they inherent their overall sense of place, as for example the piece depicting the Island of Montreal.

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Perceivable in these representations are the density of presence and activity, the networks and systems of connectivity, and the fragmentation of the terrestrial landscapes. In contrast, the organic and intuitive pieces emphasize the movement inherent in nature. The faded colors invoke the ephemeral reality of place and diverse representations. “Maps are images,” Velan said. Thus, here they exist independently from the objects of their focus. Dona Velan, native of Czechoslvakia, from which she was forced to leave during the Russian invasion of 1968. Velan studied Art History at McGill and completed her BFA at Concordia before she completed her MFA at the Institute of Boston at Lesley University. Velan has had exhibitions in Canada, the United States, and Europe, elements of which are now in public and/or private collections around the world. This month her work is at our doorstep, make sure you stop by before the end of the exhibition on Nov. 26.

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Kendrick Lamar’s second studio album and first major label LP, Good Kid, M.A.A.D City is one of the most interesting and complex hip-hop albums of the year. After the critically acclaimed Section 80, where Kendrick displayed his unique flow and lyricism, some were expecting a sophomore slump, which is fairly common in hip-hop. Luckily for us, Kendrick not only lived up to expectations, he surpassed them. Good Kid, M.A.A.D City is not just an album, it’s a narrative. Kendrick is telling a story about, you guessed it, a good kid growing up in a city that is synonymous with gang violence in America, Compton California. Rappers have been boasting on about Compton, since the inception of gangster rap, but Kendrick is one of the few with a unique take on what the city represents and the living conditions it offers. Kendrick does give a nod to the history of hip-hop in his city on the track “Compton” which features legendary N.W.A rapper and producer Dr. Dre.

makes for an incredible show. Cefis has studied classical music her entire life. She started playing the piano at age four. She also plays the ukulele, banjo, guitar, different percussion instruments, and singing of course, which has played a major role in her life. She has a light, simple, magnetic sound which makes it extremely hard to tear away from listening. Throughout the night they will be playing instruments such as the guitar, eggshakers, and tambourine, bringing their sound an indie folk vibe to their sound. Some original and cover songs by Cefis can be found on her blog ( Along with her soundcloud (, where listeners can download her uniquely ukulele and piano based music. Her distinct vocals and a combination of whistling are what pull in and keep an audience from tearing away.

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Monika Cefis, a third semester Liberal Arts student and talented Plant writer, will be performing at the cozy, 60’s style Mariposa Café (5434 chemin de la Côte-StLuc) on Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. for $8. “Come to my show, it’s going to be awesome, and there’s cannoli’s!” Cefis said. The café contacted Cefis for a show, she accepted and asked her friends, first semester Arts and Culture students, Patrick Park and Zoe Freedman to open and perform aside her. They will be the sole performers at the cafe for the night. “Two hours of music and fun,” Cefis said, “They’re incredibly talented!” Last year Park won the award for Best Male Vocalist in Canada at the National Canadian Show Choir. He was involved with through his school, his voice is very clean, seems effortless and is easy to listen to. Freedman’s raspy voice which creates an interesting tone but is also very sweet at the same time; together they make the perfect duo, and with the addition of Cefis


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10 STOP WITH THE SUGAR ALREADY. I am here, Barbara the Toothfairy, to save your teeth! Now that Halloween is over, it’s time to basically get rid of it... in a delicious way! Plus, maybe we can add a bit of something healthy to balance everything out ;D

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Left-Over Halloween Candy Ice Cream Cake Ingredients: 1 large tub of vanilla ice milk 2- 3 cups of Halloween candy/chocolate (whatever you have on hand) Instructions: Melt your ice cream slightly, enough for it to be soft enough to stir with a spoon, but not into a liquid. Pour it into a food processor (if you have) OR if you are going to use your very own strength and get a work out (yay!) make sure the icecream is soft enough to stir and take out a large bowl and a large spoon. Add ¾ of the amount of the candy and stir until everything is mixed well. You can either pour it back into the tub,

or pour it into any type of pan size you have on hand, and freeze for 2-3 hours. Take out, top with remaining candy and tadaaaaa, you got Halloween candy ice cream cake! Note: Serve at parties so you don’t get a stomach ache haha, but the candy will also last longer now because it will be frozen, so no need to rush in eating it now.

saucepan and turn stove on at a medium/high heat. Add sage, chicken broth and bring to a boil Then, let it summer for 5 minutes. Afterwards, remove from stove and add the salt, milk, yogurt and orange juice. Place the mixture in a blender, and done!

Butternut Squash Soup Ingredients: 1 medium Butternut squash 1 tbsp sage 1 can sodium reduced chicken broth 1 tsp salt ¼ cup skim milk ¼ cup non fat Greek Yogurt 1 tbsp not from concentrate orange juice Instructions: Preheat oven at 400 F. Take your squash and place it on a baking sheet and put it in the oven for a little over an hour until softened. Take out and let it cool, subsequently cutting it in half vertically and discard the seeds. Scoop out the cooked pulp into a large


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Dear peoples who read Dawsonista, I will for week that is this one only be reviewing articles of clothing whish has been placed on a person in most fashionable manner. Please do not be fooled, I am only doing this because big boss at politburo think it will help with promotion of revolutionary cause if I contribute to stereotypically sexist section. So let us commence. This bitch is dressed in what I like to call most incredible fashion for invasion season. It truly demonstrate the strong inner woman and fact that you better not fuck with her or else you get execute. Her hat is all the craze this winter and is provided by factory number 24 in Moscow. Every hat promises to keep you warm, even in most freezing balls of condition that is found in most cold region of Siberia.

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Serve warm. Serves 3-4 Note: A sweet and tangy soup to warm the soul. I even suggest having it with some crusty whole grain bread or crackers. If one wants to make this into a complete meal, maybe add some chickpeas to the soup, or have it as a side to some poultry, or tofu would be nice as well!

Instead of Burberry coat, this true Soviet women specimen has chosen to wear fashionable blue pea coat that will look good in the area known as the Plateau, just as it does in the front lines of the war on capitalist imperialism. She compliments this coat with white military-issued belt so that it may draw praying eyes to her voluptuous physique and hour glass shaped body. Her slush grey scarf is a nice and subtle add-on to the ensemble which makes fellow communist say “hey, she really is swanky mother fucker”. Instead of sporting a bag which is popular with you peoples, this contemporary woman has opted for a more Russian touch by sporting a Avtomat Kalashnikova. This wonderful accessory is assembled by war orphans in one of our most premium factories found in the heart of Dawson Student Union offices. It tells citizens in street that if they give you the stinky eye, they will lose face due to hail of bullets. To compliment the whole look, I would suggest getting politicals prisonners chained to each other walking around you. It wil demonstrate real authority to your fellow fashionistas and make you head of pack of wolves with vaginas. I guess a colourful pair of glasses might do same think. If you are wondering, bottle of vodka on you will always me yours truly compiment look of yours. All in all, she is good looking malinka and I will be more than glad to bring this fashionable woman to my bed and never call her again after the copious amount of sexy time. Hope this has aided your hipster ways of dressing.


Disney’s animated film Wreck it Ralph, which hit theatres Nov. 2, is a story about a video game villain who wants to become the hero of the arcade and makes friends in his game. The main character Ralph, voiced by John C. Reilly, (who also starred in Step Brothers) plays the part of the villian in an arcade game. He spends his days being the bad guy in the game, and when the lights go out and the arcade closes, the other characters in his game still don’t want to be his friends. When Ralph decides he’s done being the bad guy, he sets out on an adventure to become a hero. Ralph is the villain in the game Fix it Felix Jr., where he wrecks a building, but then Felix Jr. and his magic hammer fixes it. When Ralph gets sick of this he decides to go into a battle-style video game with gunfire and evil alien bugs, called Hero’s Duty, so he can get a Medal of Heroes. Ralph wants to get the medal so that he

can be appreciated in his own game. In Hero’s Duty, Ralph is part of a team led by tough chick Sergeant Calhoun, voiced by Jane Lynch. After Ralph gets the medal, by using the climbing skills that he had from Fix it Felix Jr., Ralph’s journey takes a turn when he ends up in a game called Sugar Rush, which is a racing game in a land of candy. The alien bugs of Hero’s Duty end up going in the game too and are closely followed by Felix and Calhoun. When Ralph enters the game he loses his medal, but meets a little girl named Vanellope Von Schweetz, voiced by Sarah Silverman, who is trying to become a racer, so the people in her game can like her. Ralph quickly realizes that he and Vanellope are very much alike and he sets out to help her as well as get his lost Hero’s medal back. The movie is a fun watch for people of all ages. It’s fun and has a great story. The movie also has references to old arcade games including Mario, Sonic, Pac Man, Street Fighter, and many more. It is an exciting adventure that makes for a great movie to see for audiences young and old. Wreck it Ralph is in theatres now.

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Text Your Heart Away Alexandra Mantzioros explores the world of relationship texting Does Texting Ruin Relationships? Guy meets girl, guy texts girl, girl likes guy, guy asks girl out, and girl says yes. Sound familiar? In today’s age, meeting face-to-face and sending handwritten letters has been replaced with texting. Texts between couples can be sweet and playful, but can sometimes turn mean and hurtful. Is texting ruining relationships? Text messaging has become a commonly used tool to communicate romantically and sexually, according to The Huffington Post. This form of communication can help develop and maintain a relationship, although texting comes with some negative strains. “Texting is very impersonal, due to the fact that you do not hear the person’s voice, which makes it less intimate,” said third semester Commerce student, Jesse Villalta. “It is a disadvantage since there is less excitement to see each other. You won’t have anything to say when you do because all the stories have already been told.” Misinterpretations and long answering-back periods can lead to little arguments in relationships that could blow up into bigger problems that wouldn’t have existed if texting didn’t. “If texting didn’t exist, relationships would be different because your significant other would have to make the effort to actually talk with you, not just text letters to you,” Villalta said. Carla Triassi, second semester Child Studies student, also agrees that relationships would be different if texting didn’t exist. “There would be less secrets being kept. It’s more personal when

conversations are discussed through phone call. You get less of a reaction out of texts,” she said. According to a Tumblr blog discussing the effects of texting in relationships, A Wright World, a lack of emotion and tone is missing when texting and it can lead to insecurity and frustration towards each other. “You can’t express emotion, sarcasm, happiness, or sadness through words in a text message, whereas in a phone call, for example, you can somewhat do so,” Villalta said Text messages should not be the primary form of communication in a relationship, according to HP. Texts are not true reflections of the person’s thoughts as they are edited, re-read, and sometimes even written by someone else entirely. “A relationship that consists mostly of texting is not really considered a real relationship,” said third semester Commerce student, Jasmine Sirignano. HP conducted a study of four males and six females, aged 23 to 30 years old, to ask their opinion about the effects of texting in a relationship. Benefits of texting included the fact that it allowed them to communicate with their partner while they’re busy doing other activities and that it was ideal for giving meeting locations. None of the participants in the HP study believed texting should be used to exchange important information or to discuss an issue. Texts messages can be dangerous because once one’s been written, it can’t be taken back and one can never be certain of the tone in which the receiver is hearing it in. “Texts are good for fast answers but when your partner is having a problem,

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the best thing you can do is talk to them rather than send an impersonal text,” Triassi said. Results of the HP study showed that a harmful aspect of texting is reading each other’s texts. Four of the participants had admitted to monitoring their partner’s texts regularly. It was also found that women feel rejected when in a new relationship, the partner takes their time to answer a text. HP reported a survey on of 2000 people in relationships, in which indicated that one third of them admitted to looking through their partner’s inbox. Also, 25 per cent had confessed to using texting to easily flirt with other people other than their partner, and one in ten people said they had been dumped via text. To Text or Not to Text Yahoo reports eight rules of text messages. In a relationship, it is not okay to (1) ask someone out on a first date through a text, (2) talk about an issue by text, (3) send drunk texts and (4) breakup by text. However, it is okay to (1) send short, sweet and sexy texts, (2) plan a date, (3) flirt before a date and (4) thank for a great night after a date. During the early stages of a relationship, it is suggested to text each other to help reduce uncertainty and anxiety, according to the HP study. Face-to-face communication is key to maintain any healthy relationship. “Texting can help when two people are just starting to get to know each other, but once the relationship progresses, communication should bemore intimate. Talking in person and spending quality time together is important,” Sirignano said. “It’s better to get to

know your partner face-to-face because you can see how they truly act with you.” A Wright World said that on the bright side, instant messages between couples could be convenient. If the goal is to simply wish each other a nice day, good luck on an exam, or to meet up easily, texting comes in handy. One might want to send a quick love note to the other via text, just to make them smile, which can enhance their relationship. The modern term known as ‘sextin,’, the exchange of sexual words and images in a relationship through text, is believed to have the power to enhance a couple’s sexual connection, according to Flirtexting, a book written by authors Debra Goldstein and Olivia Baniuszewicz. A fiery ‘flirtext’ is suggested to spice up a relationship that has been going on for a while. However, texting in a relationship is not always fun and games. It is sometimes harmful when words get ugly. “It is easier to write a few words and then send it through a text and avoid confrontation,” said Editor of, Hannah Bouckley. Cosmopolitan reported about the problem of too much texting. “Overdoing it can freak guys out,” said Relationship Expert, Ariene Krieger. “They feel pressured into sending an instantaneous response.” Diana Kirschner, psychologist and author of Love in 90 Days, warned girls in Cosmopolitan. “When it’s in writing, you can’t easily take it back. It’s even smart to ban bitchy humor, which can sound meaner than it is,” Kirschner said. Kirschner also said to avoid send-

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ing the “Why haven’t you called me” text, which can come off as looking extremely insecure. Some may view flirtatious texting as a lazy way to communicate. “[The text is like a] Post-it note, a P.S. It is a minimum investment, minimum effort. It’s often cowardly – a way to avoid face-toface contact,” said Columnist of The Daily Mail, Mandy Appleyard. “Texting removes the intimacy of the relationship. If anything, it forms a bigger gap between the couple due to the lack of effort being put into keeping the relationship going,” Triassi said. Villalta admitted to never have received a handwritten letter and to missing getting phone calls instead of texts. “I wish people would call, rather than text me, more often. A call is more personal, and in my eyes, more efficient. There is no waiting in between each sent text message,” he said. “More time is put into writing a letter or making a phone call, which makes the relationship more valuable. Text messages are so common these days that they are not considered to be personal,” Sirignano said. Whether we like it or not, texting is the new form of communication in modern day relationships and with it comes both positive and negative attributions. Texting allows for relationships to nearly never be out of touch. However, a little break from texting is sometimes necessary in a relationship because constant texting can be problematic. A Wright World said texting could be a positive aspect, but to recall the saying: Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Therefore, no matter the case, always remember to text wisely.

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Last week, Puerto Ricans voted to become the 51st state of the U.S.A and I’m not sure how this makes me feel. Since Puerto Rico is an American territory, its citizens use the American dollar, American passports, and can serve in the U.S. army. However, as of now, Puerto Ricans don’t pay federal taxes and they cannot vote in U.S. elections. They also don’t have representation in the U.S. senate. The island needs financial assistance and there are already about 1 million more Puerto Ricans in the U.S. than Puerto Rico itself, BBC reported. According to BBC, Barak Obama announced that he would respect the will of Puerto Ricans if the vote determined a clear majority and what do you know, 54 percent of Puerto Rican citizens voted yes on U.S. statehood. So, what does this mean for America? Many will argue that the biggest issue here lies in the senate. The U.S. senate only holds 100 seats and adding a 51st state wouldn’t change that. Yup, that means that someone else is getting shafted. Now I

don’t know about you but if they tried to steal a seat from me, I would most likely have a bone to pick with Puerto Rico. Not only that but let’s be honest, Americans have been known to… How do I say this nicely... resist change? I have a feeling that many Americans won’t be on board just because they’re not on board. You should know that I’m the most American Canadian you will ever find. Most people dream of travelling across Europe or Asia but I have little desire to see France or Thailand. To be honest, I just want to travel America. I have vowed to myself that before I die, I will visit every state in America. Therefore, this whole debate really affects me personally, you know? That’s a whole other state to add to my bucket list. Additionally, I can recite all the states in alphabetical order and let me say, I think that “Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island…” sounds a little odd. However, all other issues pale in comparison to this one. What would they do about the flag? The American flag is a skillfully crafted piece of art with a tender balance between the stars and the stripes. Of course, adding a 51st state would mean adding another star. Are you aware of what that would mean for the country? Every flag outside of

Majority doesn’t have to rule LEA NEUMARK-GAUDET STAFF WRITER

In politics, right now it seems to me like we need more collaboration than competition. We’re all in the same boat. I am a rower. Now rowing is a very a competitive sport and competition in this sport is, I would say a good thing. We compete against other teams to measure up our skills, sometimes we even compete playfully with members of our own team and this, I think, is all good because it allows us to improve our skills, our fitness and performance together. But, rowing in a crew boat, an eight for example, we have to move synchronicity, we’ve got to work together, if one of us is off balance, if one

of us wanting to get ahead catches early the whole boat suffers. And yet it seems each party is pulling in opposite directions, not realizing that in doing so, we are getting nowhere. Three months ago “the PQ won 54 of the province's 125 seats with 31.9 per cent of the vote, while the Liberals won 50 seats with 31.2 per cent of the vote” according to Le Devoir. If you ask me I’d say the population is pretty divided (Thank you Captain Obvious…), but it’s more than that with the events of last Fall, this result shows a deep divide in values and beliefs as to how this Province should be run. With the deposit of the budget next week, are we risking a new election? I hope not. A majority could be attained with less that 50% of voters, which is much less

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homes, schools, businesses, etc. would be mistaken. All the flags on car bumpers or in dollar stores will be flawed. They would have to be redesigned and remanufactured which, if you think about it, would be good for the economy. Regardless, 50 stars work. They fit and they make sense. What would happen if

than 50% of Quebecers. A majority government has the power to impose its policy decisions upon all. At this point in time, where there is a significant divide within the public opinion, a majority government at this time would run the risk of profoundly displeasing a large part of the electorate. For the sake of stability, parties should put aside their ever-lasting drive to become majorities and work together on issues where agreement can be found. At a time where a minority government is perhaps the solution that offers the most political and social stability I don’t see why we would pay for yet another election, before even the question of political campaign funding and expenditure has been reevaluated as promised in the recent elections that lead to Madame Marois’ election.

we threw off their balance? Although, it wouldn’t be the first time in American history that the flag has been changed. After 183 years of the original 13-star version, The United States of America adopted a 50-star flag. So, if you look at it that way, I guess we can let Puerto Rico in.

I’m not sure if I even care. If it could be done for Hawaii and Alaska, why not do it for Puerto Rico? Maybe a 51st state wouldn’t be that bad? Nothing is happening just yet. The decision now lies in the hands of congress but it seems that we’re the midst of witnessing a lot of American history.

Skanks Why doesn’t my boyfriend want to orally pleasure me? In a relationship we all do things we don’t like to benefit our partner, you can try taking away his oral pleasure and see how he likes it. Personally though, I believe if you truly want to be with someone you enjoy pleasuring them anyway you can, not only because of a commitment you made to each other but because their pleasure makes you happy. Express yourself that during intercourse you would like him to spend some time getting better acquainted with your chocho. Who knows, maybe he’s shy and feels like he isn’t good at pleasuring you orally, that is something you guys can have fun doing together, it will make you closer and more comfortable with each other. Never feel shy to express yourself, communication is key!

What is one thing NOT to do when you’re having intercourse with a female? All women are different, but as a Chica I know undercover or not were all freaks behind closed doors ;). The greatest advice I can give you for this question is; do not be selfish in bed because if she’s happy you best believe she’ll be making you happy! Never under any circumstance bring up past experiences with other girls.. ever!

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Blues held scoreless in rugby finals JUSTIN GIGLIO STAFF WRITER 

The Dawson Blues men’s Div. 1 rugby team walked away with a silver medal after a 19-0 loss to the John Abbott Islanders in the finals last Sunday at John Abbott. While the Blues were unable to put any points on the board, the Dawson men moved and retained the ball well and didn’t give up any points in the second half. The game began with a quick score from Abbott’s Sean Smallwood. Midway through the first half, Smallwood scored another try after a 10 yard run, followed by a missed kick for extra points. This made the score 12-0 for Abbott. Near the end of the first half, Ronan Coote broke away for a long 40-yard run and a try, which led to the final score of 19-0 for John Abbott.

In the second half, the Blues came close to breaking the goose egg many times, but just could not push across the line. After a stolen lineout in the John Abbott half, the Blues moved forward with power running, but the ball was stolen by the Islanders and kicked out of danger. Later in the half, the Blues kicked the ball into the John Abbott end zone to try to down it for a try. But right before they were able to reach it though, a John Abbott player scooped the ball up and cleared it away, thwarting another Dawson chance. “They scored early and held on,” Diego Cabezas-Watson said. “We will have a chance next year to prove ourselves and hopefully walk away with a championship.” The conditions were windy and cold, but had little effect on the play of both teams. It was a physical game, but the ref managed to keep the penalty calls to a

minimum and let the game flow smoothly without much stoppage. Three Blues’ players were named to the 2012 Men’s Rugby All-Star team. Daniel Pelletier, Lawrence Potvin Williams, and Nicholas Palfreeman all received a banner to represent their incredible achievement this season. “It is obviously an honor to be one of the selections for the All-Star team, but at the end of the day, it’s not a championship,” Palfreeman said. “We’ve got a young team, we’ll be back next year, ” Blues Head Coach Robert Ahnert told his team after the loss as they sat in the end zone to reflect on the game and the season. “We’re still going to go out and celebrate.” Dawson finished with a record of 8-2 on the season, with 256 points-for and only 81 points-against. Both Blues’ losses came against the Islanders. Dawson (20) gets stuffed at the goaline

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Cheese Rolling First of all, look this up on Youtube, it’s 100% worth it. Every year a bunch of people get together at Cooper’s Hill near Gloucester in England to chase a round of cheese down said hill. The competitors aim to catch the cheese, but it can reach speeds of around 100 km/h, so whoever gets down the really steep hill (by running, rolling, sliding, falling, bouncing, or faceplanting) fastest wins. Underwater Hockey Move over, Habs, there’s a new sport in town. In Underwater Hockey, also known as Octopush, players wear rubber fins, a mask, a snorkel, and hold their breath to dive down to the bottom of a pool to reach and propel the puck with a short stick. Like ice hockey, there are six players in play at a time and the game can get pretty intense.

Fouls include using the stick against other players, pushing or stopping the puck with something other than the stick, pulling off another player’s mask, and flipper-kicking other players. Sauna Endurance Do you think you could really handle the heat of a competition? Well, in this endurance sport held in Finland, six competitors sit in a 110°C sauna and- literallysweat it out. The last person to leave the sauna unassisted (read: conscious) wins. The rules are simple; butt and thighs must be planted firmly on the bench, no alcohol before or during the competition, and no touching or disturbing other players. The Championships ran for 24 years until a man actually died in 2010, after which the organizers didn’t feel they could continue in jolly good spirits. Ferret Legging The point of this endurance sport is to put a pair of ferrets down your pant legs and keep ‘em there for as long as possible. The record is five and a half hours. The competitors are male, not allowed to wear underwear, and masochistic (just kidding about the masochistic part... but I mean...probably). Kaninhop (Bunny Hopping) Beginning in Sweden around 1980, Bunny Hopping is like Equestrian Show Jumping, where horses run around a course and jump over the set up obstacles. Except with bunnies. Who knew you could train rabbits that well? If you look it up you can find a Danish website that can instruct you on how to train your very own bunny to be an Olympic-caliber hopper. Some more obscure sports for your en-

joyment: -Quidditch -Goat Dragging (the national sport of Afghanistan) -Cardboard Tube Duelling (organized by The Cardboard Tube Fighting League) -Mountain Unicycling -Moustache-growing -Man vs. Horse (22 mile race betweenyou guessed it!- a man and a horse) -Bellyflopping -Chess-boxing (alternating rounds of boxing and chess) -Toe Wrestling -Lawn Mower Racing -Wife Carrying -Extreme Ironing


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The Dawson Blues Div. 1 women’s basketball team beat the Champlain St-Lambert Cavaliers 68-64 in a very tight game last Friday at Champlain. “I’m very happy we won this game,” said Trevor Williams, the Blues Head Coach. “There is a lot to learn from it though. It’s a wake-up call that there’s teams out to beat us and we’ve got to try harder.” Dawson started the game with a jumper by Aurelie Leblanc Florent at the 30-second mark, but the Cavaliers responded with five quick points of their own to grab a 5-2 lead. Throughout most of the quarter, the Cavaliers continued to lead. The Blues made almost all their free throws (5-6), but couldn’t capitalize on a few good opportunities to score. With a little more than a minute left, the Blues scored six points, finishing the quarter at a manageable 19-12 deficit. “Our execution was not very good,” Williams said. “We had lots of turnovers and way too many silly fouls.” Throughout the second quarter, tension started rising with Dawson staying close but not quite catching up. The game went back and forth for most of the quarter but the Blues suffered a bit of a dry spell in the last five minutes, trailing 34-28 as they went into halftime. “We didn’t do too well in the first half,” Esther Ramacieri said. “We were missing energy, but in the second half we toned it down and stayed more relaxed.” The Blues started the second half strong with a quick bucket in the first 15 seconds. Only two minutes into the quarter, Dawson was already shooting their third free throw of the half.

The Blues owned the early minutes of the second half, going on an 11-0 run to grab a 39-34 lead. With about four minutes left, Dawson’s Sophie Beaudry got injured, staying on the ground for five minutes before being substituted by Keshia Lespoir. Champlain fought back to tie the game up at 44 with just under a minute left in the third, but the Blues were able to score another basket just before the buzzer, finishing the third with a 46-44 lead. “There are a lot of differences between

us and them,” Ramacieri said. “The other team are bigger than us, but we are much more athletic. We also play much more in full court. We need to work on our defense, as well as offensive and defensive plays.” The fourth quarter was chock-full of nervousness and tension from both sides. Champlain dominated the early part of the quarter, but the Blues weathered the storm and stayed with the Cavaliers. Dawson seemed to have a lot of confidence throughout the second half of the match while Champlain seemed to be los-

ing it. With two minutes remaining in the game however, the score was tied 64-64. Dawson was simply the more clutch team on this night though, scoring two late buckets to escape with a 68-64 win. This is the Blues’ third game and third victory. “We’ve been up and down,” said Williams. “We need to be more consistent. We need to continue practicing to get ready for our next games.” The next game will come soon, as the Blues visit John Abbott tomorrow night at 6:30.

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The Dawson Blues men’s Div. 1 basketball team lost a heartbreaker last Friday, falling 74-73 to the undefeated Champlain Cavaliers at Champlain St. Lambert. In the last few minutes of the first quarter, the Blues secured a lead that lasted well into the third quarter. The second half was back and forth though, as the two teams stayed neck and neck until the end before Champlain came out on top. “I thought we outplayed them, I thought

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we played better than they did,” Head Coach Wayne Yearwood said. “We had them down by 16 at one point in the first half.” Dawson finished the first quarter with a 27-16 lead with Kiari Gerba providing a last second dunk. Gerba played the entire game for the Blues, finishing with 16 points. Brandon Robinson led Dawson with 20 of his own, while Jordan Aquino finished with a very efficient 17 in just 23 minutes.

The Blues held their lead all the way through the second quarter and Champlain only began catching up by the end of the first half. Dawson entered the half with a 42-37 lead. “I think the game was pretty well played throughout,” Yearwood said. By the third quarter Champlain finally grabbed a lead, but it did not last long as the Blues fought back. The Cavaliers’ strong third quarter left them with a slim

lead going into the fourth, 54-53. Both teams continued to fight in the final quarter, with both coaches calling multiple time-outs as the pressure amped up. “We still had our opportunities to win the game,” Yearwood said, “we lose by one point in a game like this, and it’s not an easy loss.” The last few minutes of the game had the spectators on their toes as both teams went back and forth for the win. With 37 seconds left on the clock Dawson was called for a foul, and Champlain capitalized on their free throws to extend their lead to 74-71. Dawson scored the final basket of the game with 2.6 seconds left on the clock, but it wasn’t enough as they fell 74-73 to Champlain. “Basically the whole game was a fight,” Kamali Durrant said. The Blues plan to work on their defense and rebounding, two common problems for this year’s team, in preparation for their next game against John Abbott College tomorrow night. “Our defense right now is not where it should be,” Yearwood said. “Our guys are not executing our defense like we need to.” “We’re pretty solid on offense, [but] our defense and our rebounding is a serious problem.” Even with the unfortunate loss, the Blues played a very good game. “I can’t fault our efforts,” Yearwood said. “I thought we played hard [and] I thought it’s a game we should’ve won.”


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