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Student refugees a welcome addition to U of S CAITLIN TAYLOR

Photo Editor Three Kenyan refugee students recently landed in Canada on Sept. 10 and will be studying at the University of Saskatchewan with the help of scholarships that cover tuition and living expenses; an opportunity made possible by the U of S Student Refugee Program. The SRP is run through the World University Service of Canada and is the only youth program in the world that uses a combination of higher education and resettlement. WUSC is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the educational opportunities of disadvantaged youth from around the world through co-ordination with post-secondary institutions, private sector partners and volunteers. The U of S is home to one of more than 50 chapters of WUSC. Since its inception in 1978, the SRP has helped more than 1200 refugees enroll in universities and colleges across Canada. Unlike an exchange program, students accepted by the SRP gain permanent residence status upon landing in Canada. Anna Tsui, co-chair of the

U of S WUSC, recognizes the significance of this opportunity for student refugees. “Because they come through our program, they get permanent residence status and can become Canadian citizens after they arrive; they get to overcome the process of having a visitor’s visa or a student visa,” she said. Tsui explained that the application process is intense but extremely rewarding for those accepted. “It’s actually a really difficult process for them to

get the scholarship because there are only so many spots assigned.” WUSC works with partner organizations to recruit students to the SRP. Tsui and other volunteer executives at the U of S chapter receive applications and must review them to choose the best candidates out of a list of deserving students. Ultimately the decision is made at the headquarters in Ottawa. Volunteers also help refugee students get organized before and after they arrive

in Canada. The SRP ensures that the students have been formally accepted into The College of Arts and Science. They also arrange for a room in residence and sign the students up for all of their classes, all before the students land in Canada. Upon arrival, the volunteers are there to welcome the students at the airport, get them settled in residence and provide an orientation to the campus and to Saskatoon. The SRP also hosts potlucks, movie nights and other activities

Caitlin Taylor / Photo Editor The U of S greets student refugees arriving from Kenya at the Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport.

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throughout the year to help them adjust and get to know other students. “We are totally in charge of integrating them from their life in the refugee camp to life in Canada,” Tsui said. This program is made possible by a levy paid by U of S students. Every refugee’s first year of tuition, books and living expenses are covered by the program. By collecting $4 from every undergraduate student at the U of S through student fees, the SRP is able to fund three or four students each semester. According to Tsui, this is a small price to pay for a good cause. “With everyone together, we are acting in solidarity,” she said. “To help students have a better life and have more opportunities than they would otherwise back home.” These thoughts are shared by Lorot Michael, a refugee student studying geology in The College of Arts and Science. Michael arrived at the U of S two years ago after spending more than 10 years in a refugee camp in Kenya. Michael hopes that undergraduate students know how grateful he is for their support. “It has changed my life and it has changed the life of many people. It’s worth a bright future to someone. I am so grateful and I would like them to know.”

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NEWS

U of S Childcare Centre expansion on track for 2016 completion JALINE BROQUEZA With a construction completion date set nearly two years after various funding and building approval delays, the University of Saskatchewan is reporting its new Childcare Centre as being on schedule and potentially under budget. The U of S Students’ Union originally founded the Childcare Centre, which now operates independently as an affiliated organization with a separate Board of Directors. Currently, the university has two facilities that offer childcare. With a wide variety of activities offered, the facilities encourage all areas of development for children from 18 months to six years of age. With a minimum requirement of a two-year diploma from the Early Childhood Education program, the staff is fully qualified and experienced. The centre is located south of the R.J. Williams Building and west of the Souris Hall residence building, and its projected completion date is set for sometime in January 2016. It will include the capacity to provide 90 additional spaces for children and will

also give the university three facilities on campus with a total of 200 childcare spaces. Considering the large waiting list for childcare at the U of S, the facility expansion will benefit those students who are in need. Patti McDougall, viceprovost teaching and learning at the U of S, is eager to report that the project is progressing as planned and will meet its $4.6 million budget. However, McDougall adds that projects such as this must always have a contingency amount built in to cover unexpected costs associated with the build. “I am extremely pleased to report that we have expended very little of the contingency

fund to date. Each dollar that we save from building this new childcare centre will be saved for re-investment into the next childcare expansion project,” McDougall said in an email to the Sheaf. Looking ahead, McDougall is optimistic about the centre’s continuing progress. “I remain hopeful that the project will finish under budget and I will be watching carefully throughout the duration of the build.” A study conducted in the fall of 2013 at the university estimated that approximately eight per cent of U of S students, both undergraduate and graduate, are parenting. According to McDougall,

it is the responsibility of the university to remove barriers for students seeking to complete a post-secondary education while also raising children. “[Students] need to access quality care for their children in order to pursue these academic endeavours. By building a facility that will significantly increase the number of childcare spaces we have available for students, the university positions more students for success,” McDougall said. Jack Saddleback, U of S Students’ Union president, has also been a leading supporter of the project and insists the structure will improve overall

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student life. “The new Childcare Centre and the overall expansion of childcare spaces benefits our university greatly by helping to remove barriers, such as access to childcare, for students at our campus,” Saddleback said. McDougall agrees that the centre will be an asset to the university, as it builds a stronger community on campus. “The direct beneficiaries of the new centre will clearly be the children who are cared for when the building is complete and operations commence. The parents of these children, students, staff and faculty will be able to pursue their academic and professional work with confidence in their childcare arrangement,” she said. According to McDougall, the expansion will work to contribute to the overall campus community by not only making post-secondary education more accessible to parents, but also by adding a youthful exuberance to the shared space. “Having children present on the campus, as we do in two other locations, adds to the richness and diversity of campus life.”

U of S veterinary social work program first of its kind KAY-LYNNE COLLIER What started as just an idea after recognizing the need for veterinary social support has grown into a new program at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. The new veterinary social work program is a partnership between the University of Regina’s faculty of social work, the University of Saskatchewan WCVM and the U of S department of sociology. With additional support from Saskatoon Health Region’s Mental Health and Addictions Services, Erin Wasson, the first social worker for the U of S WCVM, has helped make this program a reality. Initially, Wasson’s job was in combination with the Veterinary Social Work Initiative Committee, a partnership between the U of S WCVM and the faculty of social work, which has several goals that include supporting social work practicum placements at the WCVM. Wasson was tasked to build relationships and exseptember 17, 2015

plore how they could bring the initiative to life. “When I showed up, it was just a computer and a telephone, and ‘We’ll see what happens,’ and what’s come of that is a program that has got a few specific areas that I work in, including providing support to both small and large animal clinics and to clients who bring their animals in,” Wasson said. Wasson also provides support to students by redirecting them to campus counselling services, as the main concern of the program is to provide support for students, faculty and staff that are in need. Those involved with the program also work with the veterinarians at the WCVM. Veterinarians can experience a high rate of burnout, otherwise known as “empathy fatigue,” in their field. A national survey done by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association found that in 2012, 19 per cent of veterinarians seriously contemplated suicide, and half of them had experienced empathy fatigue.

The Veterinary Social Work program is another way to help up and coming veterinarians who are studying at the WCVM take care of themselves and provide support when they do experience mental distress. “People hit a point when professionally they are unable to connect to their work because it’s become distressing or painful. So people disconnect from pain, that’s what we do,” Wasson said. As well as providing support to the veterinarians at the WCVM, the Veterinary Social Work program also offers support services to U of S students who have pets by helping them navigate the ins and outs of the financial and emotional aspects of having a furry family member. According to Wasson, these support services, however, are not always encouraged as there is a stigma against grieving an animal. Wasson calls this “disenfranchised grief,” which is when an individual’s grief is invalidated by people around them.

“[Pets] are still sort of viewed as more of a luxury than a family member,” she said. Because of this, it can be hard for family members and friends to understand why someone is investing their time and money in a pet. “When people lose an animal, their score of their grief — if we were to score their grief — that score is on the same level as if they had lost a child,” Wasson said. The U of S WCVM and the faculty of social work at the U of R are working to combat

that stigma, and giving bereaved families the support services that they need. According to Wasson, this type of collaboration is not something that is often seen between the two universities. Wasson encourages students to explore the several opportunities to volunteer and get involved in the community. “The more people partner together, the greater likelihood we have of creating strong programs that have all of the voices at the table that are needed.”

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U of S students win international space robotics competition KEIGHLAGH DONOVAN

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Beating out 24 teams from across the globe, including only one other Canadian competitor from McGill University, the University of Saskatchewan Space Design Team built a winning Mars rover and claimed top prize at the international level on Sept. 6. The European Rover Challenge is the biggest space and robotics open-air event in Europe. The ERC hosted its second competition in Poland this year and included teams from the United States, Colombia, Bangladesh and India, among others. Each team had to build a robot that would compete in simulated navigational, geological and field Mars tasks geared towards helping astronauts in need while on the Red Planet. Four USST members travelled to Poland to represent the U of S and present their version of the Mars rover. A student and alumni group dedicated to the development of next generation space technologies, the USST formed in 2005 and the team has since been working on a variety of projects, many of which have received international recognition. Austin Shirley, U of S computer engineering undergraduate student and USST vice-president engineering, admits he was surprised at

how well the team placed. “I would say by no means that we had the absolute best rover there. There were some teams with some really cool designs and really cool ways of approaching things that we never even thought of, but we had a team that was really intimately familiar with how the design works and a team that was really good at working together at fixing all the problems,” Shirley said. Approximately 20 USST members were involved in the production of the Mars rover, including students from varying disciplines such as commerce, social sciences, computer science and biology. Shirley insists that anyone can join the USST and all students are welcome. For Shirley, the

USST has the ability to shape people. Jack Fotheringham, USST president, agrees with Shirley and speaks to the practical experiential learning gained by working with the student group. “It’s very independent and we don’t have a lot of oversight; we do have to figure out a lot of things ourselves and I think ultimately that’s a really good thing,” Fotheringham said. Both Shirley and Fotheringham recognize the significance of their experience with the USST and speak to the unique learning that accompanies their respective roles. “The USST, at least from the operational side, is a lot like a small business. We don’t sell a product, really,

although you could conceptualize it that way. We run off sponsorships and donations and those sorts of things, but we operate on probably a $90,000 annual budget and we probably end up spending about $40–50 thousand a year, it is pretty substantial,” Fotheringham said. Shirley points out that the budget may seem steep but when it comes to space innovation and research, the ability to access appropriate resources or materials does not come cheap. “A lot of our funding is through personal donations, alumni donations, corporate sponsors and the U of S president’s office, but a lot of what we use are custom built, one-off prototypes, so they can get very expensive,” Shirley said.

Supplied / Liam Bindle The University of Saskatchewan Space Design Team poses with their internationally acclaimed Mars rover.

Thanks to the generosity of its donors, the USST were able to put forth their best prototype yet at this year’s ERC, claiming the top prize along with bragging rights. “We did have a few innovative technologies — like weight — we built our rover chassis this year out of carbon fibre, which is pretty unique for this type of student challenge. We were able to do an innovative approach that incorporated 3D printing and manufactured carbon fibre to allow us to do a professional frame in a lot less time than usual,” Shirley said The rover took approximately one year for the USST to design. The team members compare it to designing a car, explaining that it is a complex system that requires a lot of work. “It is entirely unique, completely custom designed. We have some premanufactured components but even our embedded computers are programmed by us,” Fotheringham said. Despite the complexities of the work involved in creating an internationally revered Mars rover, Shirley encourages interested U of S students to get involved no matter their area of study. “We were all first year students at one time, we didn’t know anymore than any other high school student and if you think ‘Hey, I am studying music and I’ve got nothing to give to a robotics design team,’ you might be surprised at how much skill you actually have and how much you can learn.”

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SPORTS MEN’S SOCCER RECAPS WRITTEN BY JACK ATTARD

Huskies 2, Griffins 1

The Huskies men’s soccer team opened the season with a thrilling 2–1 victory over the MacEwan University Griffins on Sept. 11. All three goals arrived in the second half, as the first 45 minutes saw both teams attempt to find their rhythm and evaluate the opposition. Opening match nerves seemed to set in early for both sides — passes were wayward and touches heavy. MacEwan found it hard to hold onto the ball and continued to make poor challenges. Key performances were seen in the home defence as Garrett Peters stepped in with some crucial interceptions, while Carson MacDonald looked to find the attackers with a series of aerial passes. MacEwan took the lead in the 52nd minute, leaving the Huskies stunned after a dominant start to the second half. An immediate response arrived as the Huskies equalized in the 54th minute. A Jacob Powell corner fell for an unmarked Tyler Redl at close range, allowing him to find the net with the inside of his boot — leveling the game at one. It didn’t take long for Luigi Bekwayo to snatch the lead for Saskatchewan. The midfielder drove into the box in the 58th minute, cut inside and steered the ball into the top right corner — striking the crossbar and passing MacEwan’s keeper. The crowd roared in celebration of such a fantastic finish from a truly talented attacker, 2–1 Huskies.

was taken down in the box, resulting in a penalty, which she buried. Carrying momentum over from the end of the first half, a strong surge to begin the second half resulted in another Huskies tally, this one off the boots of Leesa Eggum. In her first game in the green and white, she collected a loose ball and hammered it past the Bisons’ keeper to give the Huskies their first lead of the game. Not long after Eggum’s goal, a botched play by Huskies’ keeper Cara Santaga and a failed clearing attempt allowed the Bisons to tie it up as Bruna Mavignier put it in the wide open net, knotting the game at two. With the second half progressing on and the Huskies adding more pressure, an ugly bounce gave the Huskies the winning goal. In the 68th minute, fifth-year Cerkwoniak let a shot go from just outside the box. It would bounce and hop over the shoulder of Bison keeper Chloe Werle and into the back of the net.

Golden Bears 3, Huskies 2

In an intense fixture, the boys in green managed to get a foothold in the second half after a lacklustre performance in the first, but a dominant Alberta team continued to press and held onto their lead until the final whistle. Alberta controlled the midfield, won the aerial battles, dominated possession and closed down their opposite numbers incredibly quickly. Lapses in concentration gave the Bears a two-goal lead in the first half, scoring in the 33rd and 35th minute. However, a 43rd minute goal from Tyler Redl brought Saskatchewan back into the match and rejuvenated the team. The first half concluded with Avery Michael striking the crossbar from distance — the game was alive. The hosts peppered Alberta’s goal with a total of 10 shots in the second half. Bobbi Nicholat’s 63rd minute equalizer was the result of constant pressure and a home side in control of the match. The introduction of winger Matthew Gillott midway through the half hugely increased Saskatchewan’s attacking capabilities and the Huskies looked likely to turn in one of his dangerous crosses. However, Saskatchewan keeper Greg Buckley left Alberta’s Niko Jankovic with an easy finish after miss-punching a free kick, and the visitors undeservedly stole the lead for good in the 78th minute.

WOMEN’S SOCCER RECAPS WRITTEN BY AUSTIN ARVAY / SPORTS EDITOR

Huskies 3, Bisons 2

It was a slow and nervous start to the game for the Dogs, as it took a few minutes for them to get their legs underneath them. The Bisons took advantage of the Huskies’ mistakes early on, as a marker in the 17th minute gave Manitoba an early 1–0 lead. Following the goal, the Huskies seemed to get their heads back in it and began to apply some pressure. That pressure was rewarded late in the first half as midfielder Kelly Cerkwoniak

Emily Sutherland Fifth-year Ali Goodman (#11) helped the Huskies get off to a perfect 2–0 start this past weekend.

Huskies 3, Wesmen 2

Captain Meagan Manson was the hero on Sept. 13 as she notched a pair of goals that lead Saskatchewan to their second win of the season and a 2–0 record.Her first goal opened the scoring in the 26th minute, off of a corner from Erica Hindmarsh that sailed to the back post before Manson deposited it in the top corner. The sides traded chances, but the Huskies controlled most of the play and took a 1–0 lead into the halftime break. Just moments into the second half, the Wesmen tied things up as Danielle Bulloch sent a beautiful curling free kick around the Huskies wall and into the bottom corner, to draw even at 1–1. The second half saw the Dogs in complete control as they fired 11 shots at the Wesmen keeper and had three corner opportunities. They finally broke through in the 71st minute, as Rebecca Weckworth’s fantastic set-up allowed Cerkwoniak to fire one past Wesmen keeper Justina Jarmoszk. Her third of the season gave the Huskies a 2–1 advantage. Just seven minutes later, Manson potted her second of the match — the eventual game-winner — as she too beat Jarmoszk. Third-year midfielder Jenn Miller made a great pass to set-up the goal and the Huskies are hard to beat once up by two goals. For a full version of the recaps visit thesheaf.com.

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SPORTS

D g Watch: Garrett Peters EMILY KLATT

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Playing soccer is nothing new for Garrett Peters. An athlete since childhood, Peters is used to kicking a ball around the field. What is new, however, is being named captain of the University of Saskatchewan Huskies men’s soccer team. Peters, originally from Regina, has been playing soccer since he was six years old. Prior to coming to the U of S, he played for Trinity Western University in Langley, B.C. Now back in Saskatchewan, he’s both excited and nervous about his new position as captain. “It was a nice surprise. It’s good and bad. It’s got its perks; it’s cool to be named the captain, but a lot of responsibility comes with it. A lot more meetings and time spent watching

video and stuff, preparing for games and maybe just as a role player,” Peters said. Being captain adds another item to Peters’ already busy schedule. As a biology major, he hopes to get into a professional college after completing his undergraduate degree. Like many student athletes, Peters struggles to maintain a balance between his sport, studies and social life. “In the last five, six years [soccer has] taken up a tremendous amount of time. It definitely affects my life socially and the family, because during the summer I’m still training, I’m overseas doing whatever, playing soccer,” Peters said. The demanding travel schedule is definitely a challenge for many student athletes and Peters is no exception. “I think probably the worst part is travelling. So on weekends — like this weekend I’m going to Calgary, and it’s like a six or seven hour bus ride, which you think would be time to do stuff but it’s hard to focus

on a bus,” said Peters. “I notice a huge difference between in season and out of season between grades and stuff like that. It is hard to juggle that, but you get used to it.” Despite these challenges, soccer has opened Peters to a wide range of opportunities. This past summer, he represented Canada at the FISU Games in Gwangju, South Korea. His involvement with the men’s soccer team has therefore allowed him to see lots of the world. It’s not just travel that keeps Peters going. He also appreciates the other athletes he gets to work with at the U of S. “There’s a huge community. Just soccer, there’s like 60 of us with men and women and you combine the other Huskies, there’s a couple hundred athletes. We don’t all know each other, but we see each other around and it’s a community. That’s probably the best part,” Peters said. With his new leadership role, Peters hopes to be a good role

model for his fellow players. “I respect leaders that lead by example, so I want to be someone that the players can look to and say ‘Oh, Garrett’s doing that. I should be doing that also,’” Peters said. He also recognizes the importance of clear and respectful communications with his teammates. “A lot of people, they get angry or raise their voice, but if I can be a leader that is able to communicate the message and what I actually want specific people to do, I think that’s more effective,” Peters said.

In the end, Peters wants everyone to enjoy soccer as much as he does. He’s seen the popularity of the sport grow and hopes that it continues well into the future. “I would like the readers to come watch us play. We’ve actually improved a lot with our fan base. I bet our home opening this [past] Friday we had probably close to 1,000 people, which is getting pretty good. Football gets 6,000 to 7,000,” Peters said. “If we can continue getting people out and get people to realize that we are playing, that would be awesome.”

Caitlin Taylor / Photo Editor Newly named captain Garrett Peters is hoping to lead by example on the pitch.

Huskie How-To: Field goals

AUSTIN ARVAY

Sports Editor

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For the first installment of Huskie How-To, the Sheaf caught up with Huskies football field goal kicker, Sean Stenger. For those who watch the Huskies — or any football on TV, for that matter — it may seem like kicking is the simplest job. I mean, they make it look so easy, just kicking a ball every now and then. How hard can it really be? Well, as it turns out, it’s not easy at all. Stenger put me through the paces as we lined up our

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field goal attempts from the 35-yard line, on the right hashmark. Since I had never attempted to kick a field goal before, Stenger coached me to the best of his ability. “First, you put the tee down, line it up roughly with the middle of the uprights accounting for any wind. Take three steps back from the tee and two to the left [assuming you’re right-footed]. From there you want to focus on a nice smooth swing, kind of like golf. You don’t want to try and overswing or you’ll typically lose accuracy,” Stenger said. “You want to keep your head down while you swing and have a nice follow through and that’s usually what leads to putting it right through the uprights.”

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Easier said than done. None of my kicks even made it to the posts and I managed to pull my groin in the process. Stenger meanwhile, connected on two of his three attempts, easily clearing the bar and sailing it into the back of the endzone. “I played soccer my whole childhood and then I played Kinsmen football and I kicked there as well. From there I kicked in high school and I played Team Sask. It was under-17 and we went to nationals in Nova Scotia. It was a really good experience, we ended up winning and we’re one of two Saskatchewan teams to ever win,” he said. “I ended up getting special teams player of the tournament so that was

probably the highlight of my career so far.” While my lack of leg strength was apparent, kickers don’t have the same problem and Stenger definitely fits into that category. “I also won the skills competition [at nationals] with a 52-yard field goal... Just goofing around out here I’ve hit a 62-yarder. In game, though, I think 44-yards or something.” While kicking may seem easy with practice, it’s easily one of the most pressurepacked positions in all of sports. With games sometimes being decided on a last second field-goal, dealing with the pressure is an important part of the job. “In a game, I often take a deep breath once I’m lined

up and taken my steps, I take a deep breath and try and relax. If you’re on the road you always have people yelling at you or whatever, but you just block that out and focus on the ball that’s going to get snapped and pinned. I wouldn’t say I let it get to me too much,” Stenger said. “You always enjoy the pressure if you make it, but if you don’t make it you never enjoy it. So it’s either you’re the hero or the goat.” Huskie How-To will be a recurring series throughout the year as Huskies athletes teach our sports editor Austin Arvay basic skills in their respective sports. If you want to see Austin learn a Huskies skill, email your suggestions to sports@ thesheaf.com. september 17, 2015


SPORTS

NFL picks week 2: Mariota shines in debut TYLER WAGNER After a plethora of exciting games in week one, there are some interesting matchups again in week two. This week kicks off on Sept. 17 with Peyton Manning and the Broncos taking on Jamaal Charles and the Chiefs. After Austin took week one with an 11–5 record, we’ll get back at it with our week two picks.

LAST WEEK

TYLER: 10-6

AUSTIN: 11-5

Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs (Sept. 17) Both Denver and Kansas City won their first week matchups and come into the Thursday nighter on high notes. Denver’s offence played very out of character, as they did not find their way into the end zone once. Kansas City’s tight end Travis Kelce had two touchdowns and over 100 yards receiving and was a stand out in week one. Can Kansas City’s defence shut down Manning and the Broncos? Tyler: Denver Austin: Kansas City Tennessee Titans vs. Cleveland Browns (Sept. 20) Marcus Mariota had one of the most impressive debuts in NFL history, putting up over 150 yards passing and four touchdowns in the first half alone of their blowout win in week one. On the other side of the ball, Josh McCown got hurt early in the Browns game and Johnny Manziel — the 2012 Heisman winner — got a chance to start. After throwing a beautiful touchdown on his first drive, he slowed down, which may have been a factor in why Cleveland lost to the Jets in week one. Tyler: Tennessee Austin: Cleveland New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills (Sept. 20) Buffalo upset the Colts in week one with an outstanding defensive outing in which they held Indianapolis scoreless throughout the first half. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor played well, proving that he earned his starting job for the Bills, and managed the game extremely well in his first career start. New England got the ball rolling this season after beating the Steelers, and Brady came out of the (deflate) gates flying, having just two incompletions in the first half out of his 17 attempts. Another classic offence versus defence matchup. Tyler: New England Austin: Buffalo Arizona Cardinals vs. Chicago Bears (Sept. 20) Carson Palmer showed that he is anything but washed up, throwing for over 300 yards and three touchdowns in the Cardinals’ 31–19 win over New Orleans in week one. Arizona is looking to be a powerhouse again this year and be competitive in their difficult division. Chicago lost to Green Bay, despite leading coming out of the first half. Matt Forte led the way on offence with an astounding 141 yards and a score. This Chicago secondary will have a tough time if Palmer and the Cardinal’s offence play like they did last week. Tyler: Arizona Austin: Arizona

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Atlanta Falcons vs. New York Giants (Sept. 20) New York collapsed down the stretch and lost 27–26 to the rival Cowboys on a last second touchdown. The Giants were aided by a pair of defensive touchdowns, while their balanced offence struggled at times during the game. Atlanta took major steps forward under new coach Dan Quinn and their defence played better than they have in the last few years. Receiver Julio Jones showed once again that he is a beast. Tyler: Atlanta Austin: Atlanta

San Francisco 49ers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (Sept. 20) Pittsburgh played well, but fell short in week one. They had a depleted offence without weapons Le’veon Bell and Martavis Bryant and will be dealing with the same problem this week. San Francisco running back Carlos Hyde had a huge day and is leading the league in rushing after week one with 168 yards and two touchdowns. However, he will be in for a much tougher game against the Steelers. Tyler: Pittsburgh Austin: Pittsburgh

St. Louis Rams vs. Washington Redskins (Sept. 20) St. Louis stunned the football world, upsetting the Seattle Seahawks in overtime in week one. The Rams defence was phenomenal all game and their offence played well against arguably the most dangerous defence in the league. Washington lost in a tight game where they led the whole game until giving up 10 fourth quarter points to the Dolphins. With Kirk Cousins under centre, the Redskins offence was ineffective, albeit against a solid Miami defence. Tyler: St. Louis Austin: St. Louis

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints (Sept. 20) Tampa Bay’s rookie quarterback had a tough start to his NFL career, throwing a pick-six on his first pass. Winston fought hard the entire game, just like he did in his college career. New Orleans lost in week one to the Cardinals, even though their legendary quarterback Drew Brees threw for over 300 yards on the day. Expect New Orleans to bounce back at home, just like they always do. Tyler: New Orleans Austin: New Orleans

San Diego Chargers vs. Cincinnati Bengals (Sept. 20) Keenan Allen had a huge game, tallying 15 receptions for 166 yards. Philip Rivers bounced back after a slow start and ended up throwing for over 400 yards in the 33–28 comeback win over Detroit. Cincinnati pounded the Oakland Raiders in week one, outscoring them 33–0 through the first three quarters. However, it will be a much tougher game this week. Tyler: Cincinnati Austin: San Diego Houston Texans vs. Carolina Panthers (Sept. 20) Houston lost in a solid effort against the Chiefs last week, in which Deandre Hopkins was a standout with 98 yards and two scores. Carolina will have a tough time running the ball against what is arguably the toughest front seven in the league. Carolina beat Jacksonville in week one but suffered a huge blow to their defence, losing their star player Luke Kuechly to a concussion. Tyler: Houston Austin: Houston Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings (Sept. 20) Detroit lost a nail-biter to the Chargers in week one, in which their secondary was ripped apart by Philip Rivers. Rookie Ameer Abdullah made his mark on the NFL when he rushed for 50 yards, including a touchdown on his first career carry. Minnesota was less than stellar in their opener, as Adrian Peterson and Teddy Bridgewater disappointed in week one. The Vikings defence got eaten alive by the run game and will look to bounce back in week two. Tyler: Detroit Austin: Detroit Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles (Sept. 20) Dallas won in a thriller, where Jason Witten caught a touchdown pass to take the lead with only seven seconds left on the clock. However, Dallas has lost their most dangerous weapon, Dez Bryant, who will be out for four to six weeks with a broken foot. Philly lost a heartbreaker, as kicker Cody Parkey missed a 44-yard field goal with minimal time remaining. After a slow start, the Eagles found their rhythm on both offence and defence, and this could be one of the best games of week two. Tyler: Dallas Austin: Philadelphia

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Miami Dolphins vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (Sept. 20) Miami showed great character, storming back with 10 fourth quarter points after trailing the entire game. Sophomore Jarvis Landry took the lead for the Dolphins with a 70-yard punt return touchdown that held up as the game-winning score. Jacksonville lost 20–9 in week one and looked like the Jaguars of old. Quarterback Blake Bortles was sacked five times and will need better protection against this frightening Miami defensive line if Jacksonville hopes to have any chance at defeating the Dolphins. Tyler: Miami Austin: Miami Seattle Seahawks vs. Green Bay Packers (Sept. 20) If anything, the Seahawks’ week one loss will make the team hungrier for a win against a tough opponent in week two. Russell Wilson and the entire Seattle team played very well in week one, but just fell short. The Pack didn’t perform as well as they should’ve against a weak Bears secondary, but still snuck out with a 31–23 win. Who else but last year’s Most Valuable Player Aaron Rodgers would lead Green Bay to victory, as he completed 18 of 23 passes and was very good without his star receiver Jordy Nelson. Tyler: Seattle Austin: Green Bay New York Jets vs. Indianapolis Colts (Sept. 21) The Jets defence was extremely impressive in week one, forcing three fumbles and holding the Browns to just 10 points. However, they took a blow and lost their number one cornerback Antonio Cromartie, who is marked as questionable for week two with a knee injury. Indianapolis was scoreless through the first half in week one and ended up losing 27–14 because of it. You can be sure Andrew Luck will come out angry in week two, after the bad loss. Tyler: Indianapolis Austin: Indianapolis

Save the Children Canada The Saskatoon Branch is seeking new volunteers. Please come to the first meeting of the year on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at the Edwards Family Centre on 4th Avenue North, across from Saskatoon Funeral Home. A light lunch will be served.

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Baltimore Raven vs. Oakland Raiders (Sept. 20) Baltimore’s offence failed to score a single touchdown in their opening loss to the Broncos. Joe Flacco finished the game with a quarterback rating of 38, the worst of any quarterback in week one. Oakland had a miserable day on offence, where they were blown out 33–13. To make matters worse, their starting QB Derek Carr left the game with an injury to his hand and will be undergoing an MRI. Tyler: Baltimore Austin: Baltimore

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No brainpower left from studying? Check out these comedy films BRIDGET MORRISON First week activities at the University of Saskatchewan are fading into distant memories and students could all use a laugh to help lighten up the mid-September blues. Have you ever read the same page in your textbook over and over again, yet somehow managed to retain absolutely none of the information? I know I have. So when your brain feels completely fried from all that studying, check out these light, mindless comedic films. No brainpower necessary! My first pick is the 1968 classic film The Odd Couple. It was adapted from the play of the same title written by Neil Simon, who also wrote the screenplay for the film. In the starring roles are Jack Lemmon as Felix Ungar and Walter Matthau as Oscar Madison. The plot is fairly simple. When Felix becomes suicidal over the approaching end of his marriage, his best friend Oscar, a divorced man himself, takes him in as a roommate. The only problem is the two have completely opposite personalities. Felix is a high-strung neat freak and Oscar is a slob. As Oscar tries to help Felix through his issues, their friendship is put to the test through a series

of hilarious personality clashes. The film was nominated for numerous Academy Awards, as well as Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy at the Golden Globes in 1969. It was well-received at the box office and by critics. You can find The Odd Couple on DVD. My second and third pick are both from the same writer, producer and director, John Hughes, who is best known for his work in the 1980s and early 1990s. For comedies, there are two standouts — 1986's Fer-

ris Bueller’s Day Off and 1987's Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off follows Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick), a high school senior who skips school and spends the day out exploring Chicago. His best friends Cameron (Alan Ruck) and girlfriend Sloane Peterson (Mia Sara) accompany him. Throughout the day, the three friends employ hilarious and elaborate ruses to avoid being caught by their parents and school dean. Although this film didn’t win any awards, it sure is fun to watch.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles stars the incredibly funny Steve Martin and John Candy. Martin plays Neal Page, an ill-at-ease marketing executive who is trying to get home from New York City to Chicago for Thanksgiving. Candy portrays Del Griffith, an overly happy, chatty and clumsy man who ends up helping Neal — or trying to help. That’s really all the movie is, and it’s enough. The aesthetically odd, yet somehow charmingly perfect, combination of Martin and Candy is more than

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enough to make you laugh. Watching them go through their hilarious misadventures together is pure mindless magic. You can find both of these films on DVD or Netflix. The fourth film, to round out your comedy binge, is Mrs. Doubtfire. The film debuted in 1993, and is directed by Chris Columbus. It is based on the novel Alias Madame Doubtfire, written by Anne Fine. The film stars the incomparable Robin Williams as Daniel Hillard/Mrs.Doubtfire and Sally Field as Miranda Hillard. After Daniel and Miranda split, Miranda is given custody of their children. Desperate to spend more time with his kids, Daniel disguises himself as a female housekeeper, Mrs. Doubtfire, who is soon hired by Miranda. I’ve watched this film a number of times and it never gets old. Count on the diverse comedic talents of Robin Williams to get you laughing. Mrs. Doubtfire can be found on DVD or, probably, borrowed from someone you know — it's a classic! Whether these four comedies are a trip down nostalgia lane or brand new experiences, they all guarantee one thing to lift your stress — a lot of laughs. After all, isn't it common knowledge that laughter is the best medicine?

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The Lord of the Rings actor Billy Boyd excited to come to Saskatoon CHELSEA POWRIE

Culture Editor This year's Saskatoon Comic and Entertainment Expo will feature Billy Boyd of The Lord of the Rings fame — as will Louis' Pub, during a performance of his band, Beecake. Fans of The Lord of the Rings will know who Boyd is. He portrayed the lovable, accident-prone hobbit Pippin Took in the famous trilogy’s films. Though it has been well over a decade since the series’ first film was released, Boyd's charming and memorable portrayal of Pippin continues to make him a fan favourite and a frequent guest at comic expos worldwide. Boyd isn't tired of it though, and expressed his delight at the experience that comic expos offer. “They just seem like such a cool place to be,” Boyd said. “Plus, I always go shopping. I love buying things! I always buy a couple of lightsabers.

Who doesn't need lightsa- “Saskatoon will get to see it expect to hear Beecake's verbers?” for the first time.” sion of “The Battle of the This is a perfect example This will also be Beecake's Five Armies,” a song feaof the unguarded geeky per- debut in Canada and though tured at the end of the 2014 sonality and humour that Boyd said he's been to Re- film The Hobbit: The Battle of make Boyd such an appeal- gina before, independent of the Five Armies. ing performer. His voice and the band, he's never been up Beecake will have much manner on the phone were to Saskatoon. more to offer than that, energetic and open, despite Audiences can expect a though. Boyd was unable to the Sheaf 's phone call being wide variety of sounds and explain Beecake's sound in a one of many scheduled for styles from Beecake. Boyd few words, but only because him that day. also hinted they would pay he didn't feel it fit into any Boyd cares about his life homage to his history, say- specific genre. Their sound as an actor and the fans who ing those in attendance at is unique and unclassifiable. love him for his film work. the Louis' performance can “Every song is like its own But his latest work short story,” Boyd these days is his musaid. sic, and U of S stuThe Saskatoon dents will get to see Comic and Enterhim and his band tainment Expo will Beecake at Louis' Pub feature an opportuon Sept. 19. nity to meet Boyd, “There's never been among many other a time I wasn't playguest stars. Fans of ing music,” Boyd said. Star Trek can meet “This new album has William Shatner and been a long time in satisfy their inner the making, and we're Trekkie. Those who excited to share it.” still aren't over the Beecake has made Breaking Bad finatwo albums since le two years ago can their formation in relive the glory days 2006 and are excited by seeing Giancarlo about the chance to Esposito — Gustavo perform their third “Gus” Fring on the one live. show — in person at Supplied / Beecake “We haven't played Billy Boyd (second from the left) and Beecake will show fans this year's Expo as it live yet,” Boyd said. their musical side at Louis’ Pub. well.

The Expo isn't just about meeting the famous headliners, though. Like Boyd said, there's plenty to see, do and buy and you can expect to see local attendees in cosplay attire, booths offering accessories for every possible fandom and opportunities to learn rumours about your favourite shows or films' futures. I asked Boyd what to expect from him at the Expo, and he chuckled. “People are often surprised to see that I'm tall,” he said. “But there are other aspects of me that are hobbit-like — I often eat second breakfast.” If my interview with Boyd is any indication, the Expo is going to be an amazing experience of connecting with respected artists and actors. Boyd asked, at the end of our interview, “Will you be coming to our show?” in a completely earnest voice, which solidified my opinion of him as a man who genuinely cares about his fans. Be sure to check out Boyd and others at the Expo and then come see Beecake’s Canadian debut at Louis' Pub. For more information, go to saskexpo.com.

U of S initiative Tox on Tap makes science sociable EMILY KLATT

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Unless you’re in a science program, the last time many of us thought of science as “fun” was back in grade two while watching The Magic School Bus. Thanks to Tox on Tap, you may just rediscover your love for all things weird and wonderful in the scientific world. Tox on Tap is an informal and friendly meeting at a pub for people to come together and discuss the latest news from the scientific world. Based upon the French tradition of a “Café Scientifique,” Tox on Tap is meant to educate the general public about science topics and bring more visibility to scientists and researchers. Although resources like the Internet make information increasingly accessible, Tox on Tap is a social and educational experience that is difficult september 17, 2015

to get anywhere else. Derek Green, a toxicology graduate student at the University of Saskatchewan, recognizes the uniqueness of the program. “It’s a public outreach initiative, the idea being that it’s a really unique, informal environment where you have an opportunity to get a real short, lay-person-friendly lecture or talk from a notable expert in a field related to toxicology,” Green said. Founded by two former toxicology graduate students from the U of S, Tox on Tap is now facilitated by Green, Erin Mahoney and Larry D’Silva, who are all completing master’s degrees in toxicology. The three have a passion for sharing their love of science with the world. Tox on Tap is generally held on the third or fourth Tuesday of every month during the school year. These days, discussions take place at The Woods Alehouse in downtown Saskatoon. Attendees can have their scientific lectures along with a strong drink and some delicious pub food. The speakers are usually ex-

perts within their fields who give a short lecture followed by a break where people can refill their glasses. After that, the real fun begins with questions from the audience. “Usually the question and answer period is pretty lively. It’s fun. People really speak their minds about what’s going on, especially if they’re not coming from the toxicology department at the U of S. It’s really great to get in there,” Mahoney said. With the intent to bridge the gap between the scientific community and the general public, Tox on Tap presents a wide variety of topics for discussion. “Our topics, although they’re focused on toxicology, they’re broader than that. So it’s not that you’re going to walk in and we’re only going to be talking about toxicology. It’s environmental issues or current events. We had a really good one on radiation and nuclear energy, and that wasn’t specifically focused on the toxicological aspects. It’s more reaching than that,” Mahoney said.

Green echoed these sentiments and thinks Tox on Tap has a practical use. The gap between the scientific community and the rest of the world can sometimes seem quite broad, which is ineffective for finding solutions to complex problems. “There’s often this very weird divide between scientists and everybody else,” Mahoney said. “It’s great that we all talk about it amongst ourselves, but if it’s not ready and open for the public then nothing’s going to get done and no one’s going to be talking about it.” Tox on Tap provides a forum for people to learn more about issues that they may never have heard of before, but affect them every single day. “If they have any questions they can ask right away instead of having to look up the information on their own, which can sometimes be inaccessible unless you have access to these journals,” D’Silva said. In the end, Tox on Tap is about closing gaps — gaps between groups, gaps in knowledge and the gaps between

problems and solutions. D’Silva summed up Tox on Tap the best when he described his hopes for those who attend. “Overall, if they can just get a better interest and love of science, then that’s awesome. If they can see what we see, and just gain our enthusiasm for it, then that’s all the better.” For more information about Tox on Tap, visit toxontap.wix. com/sask.

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Earn pay, no way: ZACH TENNENT

Opinions Editor Student athletes worldwide undoubtedly put heart and soul into their sport of choice, but even though their possible payment is a source of vibrant debate in the United States, it appears that the University of Saskatchewan’s current set-up is fine the way it is. The National Collegiate Athletic Association was under fire earlier this year in the report “The Case for Paying College Athletes” by economists Allen R. Sanderson and John J. Siegfried, both from the United States. In short, they suggest that in a context where student athletes are considered athletes first and students second, it is unethical and possibly illegal for the NCAA not to pay them. Subsequently, the NCAA has been subject to a litany of lawsuits concerning players’ rights and whether or not they should be paid. As recently as August 2015, the National Labor Relations Board turned down the request to grant football players at Northwestern University in Illinois the right to unionize, a change that would have ostensibly been a step down the road towards demanding pay. For its part, the NCAA has vehemently spoken out against unionization and paying of players, claiming in a press release that any “union-backed attempt to turn student-athletes into

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employees undermines the purpose of college: an education. Student-athletes are not employees, and their participation in college sports is voluntary.” With all this information and debate in mind, a look into how student athletes are taken care of at the U of S was necessary. What started out as an examination and debate on the pros and cons of hypothetically paying student athletes quickly turned into a successful persuasion in support of the current system in place at the U of S. There’s little doubt that being an athlete is a demanding pursuit to begin with, so adding university courses and employment on top of it can be almost too much to handle. Dalyce Emmerson, a fifthyear kinesiology student who plays on the Huskies women’s basketball team, estimates that athletics can take up about 20 hours of her time per week in midseason. Similarly, John Trumpy of the Huskies football team estimates his midseason time commitment as being 25–30 hours per week, with the off season still demanding approximately 12 hours. Both acknowledged the conflicts they come across while trying to balance classes and athletics. “Yes, they conflict. I often miss Thursday afternoon and Friday classes. Sometimes the only times we can get into physio is during class time so that would conflict too,” Emmerson said. Trumpy agreed that the two can prove difficult to balance.

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“Our schedule is pretty consistent so we can usually plan our classes around practice. However leaving town every other weekend results in missed classes regardless,” Trumpy said. The idea that the time commitment of a recreational activity can veer so close to that of a part time — or even full time — job is a staggering reminder that being a student athlete is no easy task. In this sense, it wouldn’t seem at all out of line if these athletes expected a reward or re-imbursement for their time and commitment. As I quickly learned, however, when it comes to Huskie student athletes, the reward is already there — it just takes many different forms. In email interviews with the Sheaf, when asked to consider the possibility of being paid for their contributions to Huskie Athletics, both Emmerson and Trumpy seemed to feel that monetary payment would be unnecessary. “Receiving payments in addition to an athletic scholarship has never really crossed my mind. I don't feel that Canadian Interuniversity Sport generates enough revenue to justify additional monetary transfers to the students. In addition, I think that it would take away from the purity of the game that university students play at and take away from the overall focus of the sport,” Trumpy said. Emmerson seemed to agree.

“I don't think that students should come out earning money. I think that if we could break even and have tuition, books and rent paid for, but not actually get a pay cheque every month [it would be sufficient],” Emmerson said. To learn exactly how these scholarships work and are delegated, I spoke with Basil Hughton, the athletic director for Huskie Athletics. According to the rules of CIS, the governing body to which Huskie Athletics is accountable, student athletes at the U of S are provided plenty of opportunities to be financially rewarded or re-imbursed as a result of their involvement in sports. This is done through the delegation of scholarships and athletic financial awards. This scholarship money comes from a number of different sources, including U of S funds, third party donors and organizations like Sask Sport. As Hughton puts it, scholarships are restricted in value but still generous. “The bottom line in CIS sport is that a student athlete can receive a scholarship up to their tuition and compulsory fees, no more than that,” Hughton said. Then it gets more complicated. “There are also scholarship caps that limit the amount of scholarship that can go to a specific team, up to 70 per cent of the CIS roster,” Hughton said. “So if a basketball roster is 14, then 70 per cent of 14 —

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Student athletes and how they’re rewarded which comes in around nine — can get scholarships. All 14 can get some scholarship, but the total of full scholarships can’t go over whatever 70 per cent of 14 is.” Of course, the team’s ability to provide scholarships for all players is also contingent on how much scholarship money each team has at its disposal. Hughton also emphasized that the terms and conditions of these scholarships still require student athletes to excel in their studies. “In order to be paid a scholarship in your first year, you have to have over an 80 [per cent] entrance average and to be paid a scholarship is subsequent years, you have to be over a 65 [per cent]. If you’re below that, you’re not eligible,” Hughton said. Additionally, Hughton noted that there’s an added benefit for those student athletes who are able to maintain their high grades. “Any athlete who achieves 80 or above does not count towards a cap. So if a team had six athletes out of 14 who achieved 80 or above, then basically their whole team could be on scholarship as I described it, provided that team had the funds available to them in financial award dollars to allocate,” Hughton said. Emmerson feels that these scholarships properly reward student athletes for their commitment and makes it clear to most of them that their classes

shouldn’t go neglected. “I think because we need to attain a certain average to get our scholarships it gives us motivation to work hard in school. That being said, there are athletes that just come to school because they want to play basketball so they don't try very hard,” Emmerson said. Trumpy agreed that scholarships are sufficient rewards for student athletes. “I believe that college sport helps to harness school [and] city pride, helps pay [or] justify for better athletic facilities that the entire city gets to enjoy and produces character people. A scholarship in return seems pretty fair to me,” Trumpy said. Certainly, student athletes aren’t the only ones on campus dedicating extensive hours to extracurriculars without financial compensation. Fifth-year drama student Kody Manson seems to think that not paying student athletes is for the better. While not involved in Huskie Athletics, Manson, who tried out for men’s volleyball in his first year, is certainly familiar with extracurricular time commitments: for student actors, the Greystone Theatre productions put on by drama students are also a considerable unpaid time commitment. “Once you start getting into full runs of the show, people are generally there for about four hours, between 6 to 10, six nights a week if you’re an actor,” Manson said.

Concerning the issue of paying student athletes, Manson recognizes the severity of their commitment but feels that salary payment in addition to scholarships would be unwise. “I think it ramps up the risk and the stress. If money’s not already in the mix and you start to throw money at it, it adds up the stress,” Manson said. However, Manson isn’t against all forms of payment. “I think it would be cool if there were performance bonuses for athletes. Maybe a rookie player comes in one year and he’s expected to do okay, but he just blows everyone’s minds and excels in his sport,” Manson said. When asked about the possibility of paying student athletes for their commitment to Huskie Athletics, all parties also noted that the financial climate around Huskies sports would also make payment difficult, if not unfeasible. “We’re nowhere near the atmosphere, scholarshipwise, as you hear and read about in the NCAA or those kinds of things,” Hughton said. Likewise, Trumpy notes that CIS can’t exactly compete with the NCAA. “Canada is in a much different situation than our counterparts down south. I might have a different feeling if I was thousands of dollars in debt after four years of playing university football and knowing that my team brought in millions of

dollars in revenue. However, as it is, I think we'll do just fine,” Trumpy said. Manson agreed that money could pose an issue. “Our organizations here in Canada aren’t making fistfuls of money overtop of the players and the athletes who are performing every day,” Manson said. All this is to say that student athletes at the U of S likely won’t be getting paid anytime soon, but maybe that’s not such a bad thing. If I’ve learned anything, it’s that student athletes give a lot to their sport of choice but still get lots in return, even if pay isn’t part of the conversation. The rewards involved in athletics are evidently much more than monetary. Despite their heavy commitments, students are still held to academic standards and there’s still a little money in it, so everyone’s doing okay. “I would say that in lots of ways, our athletes are not paid but there are rewards that go with being an athlete,” Hughton said. “The expectations that we have for our student athletes are extremely high and I think given the term ‘student athlete,’ which we use all the time, indicates that they’re students first and athletes second; and if they can come to university, get a degree in the college of their choice or the field of choice, and at the same time play in the sport they love and their sport of choice, then that’s a tremendous experience overall.”

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• A Ghost in Drag, Perverts, Fox Lake and Cookin’ With Grandma at Vangelis

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• Take Back the Night at Third Avenue United Church • 10 Minute Detour at the Capitol Music Club

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• CFCR FM PHASIS FEST Kickoff Karaoke at Amigos • Norm MacDonald at the Broadway Theatre • Oral Fuentes at The Bassment • The Steadies with guests at the Capitol Music Club

• Saskatoon Comic and Entertainment Expo at Prairieland Park • The Fjords, the Moas and Ride ‘til Dawn at Amigos • YXE Street Food Festival at River Landing

Culture Editor • Jazz Singer Fest at The Bassment • Madchild with Demrick, Pimpton and Adlib at the Capitol Music Club • The Word on the Street Saskatoon Festival at Civic Square

• First day of Campus Club Week in the Arts Tunnel • Machine Gun Kelly at O’Brians • Slim Twig with Medium at Vangelis • 24th Street Wailers at The Bassment

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• Pizza & Beer party with CFCR DJs at Vangelis • The Tragically Hip at SaskTel Centre

For the student seeking a fun night out without breaking the bank on a cab ride or risking a long, cold wait for a bus downtown, there are plenty of options for entertainment in the University of Saskatchewan area. Louis' Pub is our standard local option for night-time activities and is a ton of fun, but for a change of scene, the Broadway district offers food, drinks, entertainment and sociability galore within walking distance. First up is a friendly neighborhood pub, the Yard & Flagon. Expect a laid back, homey atmosphere, with scratched wooden floors and a mix of eclectic alcoholrelated decor on the walls — check out their shelves of vintage whiskey bottle boxes. Plus, they have the area's most recently renovated patio, which opened in summer 2015. It's a gorgeous place to grab a bite, such as one of their critically acclaimed veggie burgers, on a clear prairie evening. The patio will remain open as long as the weather allows, so sneak in a visit before it closes for the season! The highlight of the Yard & Flagon's nightlife is their Roots Revue performance series, which runs once the patio closes. For a cover

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price of a few dollars to pay the performers, you can take a seat and enjoy diverse acts such as a Scottish highland band or an intimate acoustic guitar set. A short walk from the Yard & Flagon sits the Hose & Hydrant Brew Pub. It is a renovated heritage fire hall, so the inside is spacious, has high ceilings and is multilevel. They have pool tables and large TVs, making this an ideal spot for a night out to take in a sports game, devour some of their almost 30 flavors of wings — half price on Thursdays — and show off your cue skills during commercial breaks. The Hose & Hydrant also turns their top floor, complete with a second bar, into a dance floor each night. They often have live DJs, and their cheesy-in-a-good-way multicolored disco lights make for a night of unpretentious fun. So if you're in the mood to move your feet but not to head all the way downtown, the Hose & Hydrant is your local option. For a quieter night, the Broadway Theatre always has something going on. Foreign films, live music of all genres, stand-up comedy — you name it, it's probably upcoming at the Broadway Theatre. Check out their “Throwback Thursdays” on the last Thursday of every month, when they show fun, beloved classics. This month's offering is The Wedding Singer, and who doesn't want to relive Adam Sandler's hilarious love story?

The Broadway Theatre is licensed to serve alcohol for many events — for example, movies after 9:00 p.m. — but sometimes the rules differ depending on if an event is classified as family-friendly. So if you're envisioning yourself enjoying a beer or classy glass of wine while taking in that cuttingedge documentary, check ahead of time so you aren't disappointed. They always have the standard concession wares of a theatre though, so you can indulge your popcorn craving and relax in a comfortable, laid-back atmosphere different from the corporate Cineplex downtown. Finally, for music fans, turn to Amigos Cantina. They are constantly bringing in eclectic line-ups of off-beat, innovative bands to rock their open-space layout late into the night. They are also the proud home of the city's best nachos, according to Planet S Magazine's most recent popular vote. The nachos and the rest of their food are all reasonably priced and generously portioned. Plan an evening at Amigos on a student budget by taking a friend to share the nachos as a late supper — maybe even two friends, the platters are massive — and stay until the bands play, enjoying the drink specials for the rest of the night. All of these places are within walking distance or a quick, cheap cab ride of the U of S campus area. Explore the fun and culture available on our side of the bridge! september 17, 2015


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You probably shouldn’t add your professors on Facebook LIAM FITZ-GERALD There’s nothing wrong with having your professor on Facebook or other social media outlets, but there is a time and a place to do so. Although there are many great questions in life, no question resonates more in the 21st century than asking yourself if you should add a person on Facebook or follow them on Twitter or any other social media platform. One question you may ask is, “Should I add my professor on Facebook?” The answer really depends on the context and the situation. As a new semester starts, students will be meeting new professors, many of whom will have a variety of personalities — or lack thereof, in some cases. The ones who tend to stand out are the “cool” professors, colloquially known as “brofessors.” These are the professors who really bond with students, joke and laugh with them, make an effort to know their names and will maybe even

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take the class out for a beer. There are also other professors, who may not be “brofessors” but are still great human beings. However, students should hold off from adding professors to Facebook or any social media platform too soon. You should not add your professor if you’re still in a class with them or plan to take more classes with them, unless they specifically welcome you to do so in class or during office hour visits. Adding them at this point is not advisable if you’re going to post obnoxious updates about your life every two hours or post photos of your bar escapades. Furthermore, it’s not really necessary at this point — if ever — for your professor to know everything about you via your Facebook profile. As Jorie Scholnik, an associate professor at Santa Fe College, pointed out in an article for USA Today, adding your professor on Facebook puts them in an awkward position. It’s awkward because the teacher-student relationship then becomes a

personal one. The line is blurred, hierarchically speaking. The professor has an obligation to evaluate the student’s performance and should they reject a friend request, the relationship becomes increasingly uncomfortable. This is especially bad if the student had an interest in the professor’s field and may have wanted to work with them for undergraduate or graduate work. Twitter is a bit different. “Following” somebody seems a little more informal and less personal than Facebook “friending” somebody. However, the same protocol applies. If the professor’s Twitter followers seem small and personal, consider leaving it alone until you know the professor better or are no longer taking classes from them. However, there’s a time and a place to add a professor on Facebook or any other social media outlet. If you’ve gotten to know them personally and it doesn’t seem likely you will take another course with them,

but you still want to keep in touch, it may be an appropriate time to click the “Add Friend” button at the top of their Facebook profile — just be sure to change your profile picture if it involves you guzzling from a beer bong. Your professor is a professional, after all, and may be judged for befriending students by colleagues who are

also lurking on Facebook. It’s also important to keep in mind that you may want to ask a professor you’re close with for a letter of recommendation or a general reference one day, so watch what you post. Before you decide to reach out, keep these limitations in mind and ensure that your timing is right.

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Welcome Week: Worth the expense EMILY MIGCHELS While leaving itself open to criticism regarding inclusivity and necessity, the University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union Welcome Week undeniably provides a means by which to make new friends, explore new avenues and start the fall semester in a fun way.

Settling into life in university means facing an onslaught of activity from the very first day. Just arrived, in masses: hundreds of us young, bewildered, first-year students, tightly clutching our backpack straps and frantically looking for classrooms. What comes next, we’re not too sure, but we hope it will be fun and we hope there’s free stuff.

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Free stuff doesn’t just happen though, and all elements of Welcome Week must be paid for somehow — and it does add up. The two day event is funded entirely by sponsors. While still unsure of this year’s price tag, USSU president Jack Saddleback confirmed that past Welcome Week expenses have totaled around $20,000. Is it really necessary to spend that much on the first two days of classes? Well, consider this: reports say that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West spent upwards of $1 million on their daughter’s second birthday party. Just as one couldn’t imagine Kim and Kanye forgoing a chance to throw an extravagant party, it is impossible to consider starting the fall term — be it for the first time or the fifth — without the help of Welcome Week. Welcome Week really can offer a lot of new opportunities — if you play your cards right. Veterans of past Welcome Weeks will tell you to

pick up as many USSU survival calendars as you can — without making it obvious of course — because the coupons in the back will come in handy when you’ve got a hankering for pizza at one in the morning. Also, if you hit all the tents and tables, you can most definitely collect enough pens and highlighters to fuel your entire university career. Hungry? No problem, Welcome Week can provide you with three square meals a day, for free. From mini doughnuts to boxes of Kraft Dinner, pancakes and BBQ, free food is only a lengthy lineup away. For those willing to pay for more than just their necessary daily caloric intake, bring on the food trucks. In some aspects, of course, Welcome Week might have its shortcomings. Perhaps first-year students are subject to spending too large a portion of Welcome Week on the outside looking in — literally. While a crowd gathers under the great white tents

of the beer gardens, another settles outside of its barriers. Oh, the wistful stares of us, the underaged. To compensate, come back for the carless drive-in. Now a more than 15 year tradition, it aims to cater to the underage and non-drinkers alike. I went with a friend and it was a good time ­— the popcorn was particularly yummy and the movie this year, Jurassic Park, is arguably the pinnacle of all dinosaur-related films. If not for the free stuff or just something to do, Welcome Week is worth it for the chance to make a pal. It could be a new lifelong best friend or maybe just someone you’ll see in the Arts Tunnel from time to time, but every connection counts. The effort put forth by the USSU to do something positive is something we ought to take a moment and appreciate, rather than pick apart for its flaws. Welcome Week isn’t just a lot of money spent, it’s fun — and a university student needs all the fun they can get.

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Women’sCentretalksfeminismoncampus ELLEN MAY-MELIN Being a woman in today’s society has always felt like a bit of a blessing and a curse. While I am proud to be a woman, many of my fellow female students at the University of Saskatchewan are faced with different issues because of gender. Dylan Lambi-Raine, the coordinator of the U of S Students’ Union Women’s Centre, recognizes many of the issues that students face. “I believe that women on our campus — or women on any campus — experience

sexual assault, hypersexualization and slutshaming, as well as body image issues and eating disorders are quite high among college-age women,” Lambi-Raine said. Lambi-Raine, who has been running the USSU Women’s Centre for over a year now, sat down to discuss some of the issues that women on our campus face everyday, as well as how women from various parts of the world experience feminism in different ways. “Intersectional feminism talks about how we all experience oppression in varying levels and varying

Shelley Clouthier Dylan Lambi-Raine seeks to create a safe space on campus at the Women’s Centre.

intersections, and so we all have different experiences,” Lambi-Raine said. “So just because I’m a white feminist, I would also fight for black feminism. I would fight for my trans sisters, for Indigenous women, for women with disabilities, women of a different class and culture.” The USSU Women’s Centre strives to support and be sensitive to everyone who comes through the doors. Lambi-Raine and the volunteers make it known that the feminist space at the centre is a safe place for all to receive support when they need it. “We have trained volunteers who will be able to listen and provide a safe space for you to share what’s going on in your life. The centre also provides an opportunity and a space for like-minded people to develop a community and to develop relationships where you can feel safe and feel like you have a larger support system,” Lambi-Raine said. The Women’s Centre is a great place to go if you are feeling low and need

support, or even if you just want to eat your lunch or do homework. I believe that finding a positive environment to voice your thoughts is very important for young feminists of today in order to continue to flourish and feel empowered. Unfortunately, aside from the everyday issues that women face, sometimes being a feminist can, in itself, cause backlash and be accompanied by nasty and untrue stereotypes. “I think a way that we can deal with these negative stereotypes is to not really pay much mind to them, to continue on and believe in feminism and believe in our movement,” LambiRaine said. “I think one way of doing that is to find like-minded people, find other feminists, to find profeminist people who can help you realize that there [are] a lot of us out there.” Lambi-Raine and I spoke a lot about the community aspect of the Women’s Centre and how feminism is not only for women, but that including men on campus into the discussion of feminism can also be very beneficial.

“We actually have some male volunteers in the Women’s Centre, but I think a really great way is to be attending the events and campaigns that the Women’s Centre puts on. “Men are very negatively affected by the patriarchy and feminism actually benefits men because your masculinity isn’t dependent upon whether or not you’re 300 pounds of muscle and never cry and you make $300,000 a year. Feminism is really about realizing that femininity and masculinity and gender are all social constructs, and so that’s only going to benefit men and women,” Lambi-Raine said. The USSU Women’s Centre is a positive space where you can find like-minded people, to chat about feminism and all things related and to be open and receive support when needed. “Feminism to me is like an ideology, a worldview, something I can base my life around, that essentially is fighting and pushing for equality and equitable relationships among all people.”

Indigenousstudiesshouldbearequiredcourse NAOMI ZUREVINSKI

Editor-in-Chief As indigenization goals at the University of Saskatchewan continue to grow and our province’s Aboriginal population increases, it is time to consider making Indigenous studies a required course for all U of S students. According to a 2011 national household survey, self-identified Aboriginal people make up approximately 16 per cent of Saskatchewan’s total population. Statistics Canada also estimates that by 2031, Saskatchewan’s Aboriginal population will increase to nearly one-quarter of the total population. These numbers, combined with Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission findings, mean that we currently face a pivotal moment september 17, 2015

in Canadian history. We can either rise to the challenge of meeting the TRC’s goals or we can, once again, fail Aboriginal peoples. The TRC’s final report was released in June 2015 and one of the calls to action includes ensuring that Canadian school children are taught the history and legacy of residential schools. If school children are required to learn about this history, why aren’t post-secondary students? The level of education offered to my generation on the topic of Indigenous studies is inadequate. I attended a high school where the options were to either take a history course or a native studies course. My interest in World War history prompted me to take history through all four years, therefore missing any educational opportunities in Indigenous studies. Having to choose between these two options sends the inaccurate message that Canada’s history is something separate from Aborig-

inal history. While they have distinct stories and are each unique, Canadian history itself cannot be separate from the history and relationships our country has with Aboriginal peoples. They are forever intertwined. I am ashamed to admit that I am entering my fourth year at the U of S and it is only now that I am taking Indigenous Studies 107: Introduction to Canadian Native Studies. My knowledge until this point came from what I learned in high school and from conversations with others, which amounts to very little. I realize that my own lack of knowledge sets me at a huge disadvantage. Even an introductory course can be a massive help in clearing up misunderstandings, misconceptions and inaccurate information about a crucial portion of Canada’s population — a population who was here first. To move forward from the TRC’s recommendations and to truly implement the find-

ings, we have to start with knowledge. A lack of knowledge is ignorance, which leads to a lack of understanding, a lack of responsibility and false ideas about Aboriginal people and their history. It is an entirely different thing to actually learn this information from professors and educators who study in the field and who identify as Indigenous themselves, rather than to make assumptions or form opinions without being adequately informed. As of fall 2015, there are a total of 2,072 undergraduate and graduate Aboriginal students at the U of S, which is approximately 10 per cent of the total student population. While this number is significant, all of us going forth from the U of S upon graduation will enter fields where we will undoubtedly be working with people of many different backgrounds, including Aboriginal people. To not be aware of their culture, traditions or history

is both a shame and a set-up for failure. Having at least a basic understanding should be a minimum requirement for graduation, especially at a university that so highly prioritizes indigenization. After all, how can one claim to be educated when that education is missing key information about our country’s past, present and future? Although it sounds simple, the first step towards reconciliation is knowledge. In recognizing my own ignorance, I have realized that a lack of knowledge is both divisive and harmful. There is simply no other way.

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U of S offers meaningful student employment LOUIS REED-WOOD For many students, finding a job — whether it be for the summer or for the school year — is a necessity. Here are a few reasons why your next job search should begin on campus. After holding jobs both on and off campus, I’ve found that one of the best perks of working at the U of S is that university employers understand that you’re a student first and an employee second. University jobs are often accommodating of students’ class timetables and willing to construct your work schedule based on your courses. Campus employers also tend to be more understanding that you may need some additional time off around midterms or at the end of the semester. They want to see their student employees succeed and don’t expect students to choose between academic excellence and achievement in the workplace. While not all university jobs are associated with a specific field of study, many can be conducive to giving their employees work experience relevant to their degree pro-

gram. Working in the field that interests you is not only rewarding and enjoyable, but can also be extremely valuable in gaining a foothold into your future career path. This can be a major benefit when applying to postgraduate programs. For many degree programs, this type of relevant work experience can be very difficult to find off-campus. Another compelling reason why university employment stands apart from external employment is their very different sets of motivations. Many jobs that take students off-campus are motivated by maximizing financial profit. While these jobs can certainly be rewarding, I have personally found that these jobs sometimes discourage employee opinions, ideas and recommendations for the workplace. On the other hand, since many university jobs are driven by a desire to offer services to students, research and/or educate, rather than to accumulate money, I have found that student input is more highly valued. In my experience, student employees’ recommendations are appreciated, their sugges-

tions for priorities and projects are given importance and their opinions are trusted. University employers seem to understand the potential of young people and are willing to place students in roles where they can demonstrate leadership. All of these factors support a working environment where student employees can take pride in their role as crucial members of a team. Of course, there is also a host of small, intangible benefits to working on campus. Your work is not only very close to where you study — and for many, where you live — but it’s located in a beautiful part of the city. Being employed on campus means that you’re in close proximity to a good variety of restaurants and coffee shops for meal breaks or before and after work. Another intangible but valuable feature of working at the university means that you’re more likely to work with people your age who share your interests. Working on campus has introduced me to other students who share my passion for my field, which has contributed to a positive working environment amongst myself and

my co-workers. When everyone cares about the work that you’re doing, work is a lot more fun. I should add a disclaimer that this article only attests to my personal experience. There are many fantastic off-campus student jobs and there are probably some university jobs that are not as pleasant as the ones I’ve described here. That said, I feel very fortunate that I’ve had the oppor-

tunity to work at the U of S. I have found that my campus employers value students’ perspectives, trust students with leadership roles and support students in pursuing their fields of study. I find the campus to be a lovely place to work and I have enjoyed working with others who share similar interests to mine. In short, you don’t have to look too far from your classroom to find a great place to work.

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If you could add one restaurant to campus, what would it be?

McDonald’s. Yvonne Addai

McDonald’s. Brandon Kennedy

Booster Juice. Cora Lamers

Here at the Sheaf we are always aiming to provide the most factual content we can. Unfortunately, sometimes mistakes and regrettable content can go unnoticed for years. However, it’s never too late to set things straight! Here are some errors that have evaded correction over the years. • Due to a layout error the week of our March 6, 1999 paper, an opinions article was accidentally published in the news section. Y2K is not going to happen, our apologies for any confusion this may have caused. • Between 1967 and 1979, the Sheaf reported the death of former Prime Minister John Diefenbaker 17 times. We would like to formally retract 16 of these reports. • Because of a misread press release in our October 27, 1998 edition, we referred to Google as an upstart search engine for pornography. It has come to our attention that Google also offers other services, our apologies.

Last week’s word blank:

My first day in residence Today I moved into my first dorm room. It looked cozy, if shiny fork not a bit _______, but the smell of _______ from whoever adjective

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lived here last year was overpowering, to say the least. tea bag My roommate seems like a real _______. He told me he’s noun

crochetting which explained all of the _______ fences majoring in _______ hobby

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all over the place. There’s a stain on my mattress, it lube looks like _______, but my roommate thinks it might be liquid

smegma _______. We were lucky to get a room with a view; our substance

elevator window faces directly towards _______! There’s a hole place

stilleto in the drywall in the shape of a _______, but I covered it noun

canoe with my _______ poster. Overall, I think my residence is noun

glistening and all I can say is I’m lucky I didn’t get pretty _______ adjective

laundromat placed in _________. place

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Q: Since I graduated from high school my two best friends literally ditched me and won’t talk to me. I didn’t even do anything! I want to reach out to them, but when I ask them to hang out they don’t answer and I think one of them blocked my number. It’s awful and I feel so alone! Help! — Yasmine Sugar: Girl, friends like that are not friends at all. You’re in university now, drop those bitches! Life’s too short to waste time trying to turn a backstabber into a best friend. If all else fails, go for one of their boyfriends? Spice: Wait, they blocked you on their phone? I don’t know how you’re “reaching out,” but if they blocked you then you’re probably being obsessive and crazy. Q: I’m an average man but I feel like I can do great things, performing magic. Why does the U of S not offer magic lessons? — Jojo Sugar: Jojo, I’ve done some quick researching to help you. The best option in Canada seems to be Sorcerers Safari Magic & Performance Camp in Toronto. It appears that most campers attending cap off at age 10, but if you really think that sorcerery is in your future, do not let this little detail deter you from following your magical dreams. Spice: You think you’re capable of doing great things? Do a great thing for us, quit emailing. While you’re at it, try to conjure up a better hobby. Want advice from Sugar and Spice? Submit your questions online at thesheaf.com.

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