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- As predicted by this department, the Warriors won both of their hockey games last week. On thursday they sped to a 5-l win over the Mustangs in London. Friday evening saw your faithful reporter at the Waterloo Arena with camera in hand. If it wasn’t for the two jobs the game would have been super boring. I had to pity the poor fans who yelled, ‘ ‘Shoot the bloody skate for thing! ” and “Skate, Christ’s sake! ” Which was the better team? Probably the Warriors, but not until the third period. Any quotes from the players would probably have been as lack-lustre as most of their performances. A goal in the first minute of play Jim Morris gave by Warriors’ the Waterloo fans a lot to look forward to. But -alas, the Warriors just couldn’t get it on, even though the Marlins gave them enough chances. If the Warriors were going to humiliate the Marlins at all, the first period would have been the time to do it. I At 13:50, Morris added another. Much yelling, rah-rah-rahhing and band playing. Still not much action. First period play was very spotty. Frustrated as they were, the fans continued to be optimistic chances. about the Warriors “They’ll score a dozen in the “They’re just trying’ second”, ‘em on for size”, argued a yellowjacketed fan. Well, the Warriors didn’t score a dozen and they kept “tryin’ the Marlins on for size.” What can you do, but yell louder and in more colourful language? Maybe the team will finally get the message. In all probability the Warriors were much unrested for this game. After all, they did play a strong game just the night before. And it’s also tough to get up for a team as poor as the Marlins. If the Marlins had a decent goalit they might be a better team. At present, they can’t expect to finish much better than third or fourth in the six ’ teamwestern division. Midway through the second period the Marlins did manage to score a goal - their only one of the game. Without a doubt it was the most pathetic achievement of the game. With about six players in the goal crease slashing and
in high kicking to find the puck, it just squirted past a kneeling, Ian Scott. One could hardly call it a goal. Even the McMaster players found it difficult to be overjoyed at the sight. Warriors’ Jim Nichelson and Ken Laidlaw added two more to close the scoring for that period and the game. If the Marlins had shot more often, the game would have been a more even contest. The Marlins thoroughly underwhelmed their opponents. ~ In
doing so they made the Warriors look slightly better than they actually were. I’m sure coach Bob McKillop ‘wasn’t happy with his team’s performance. An interesting point to note was Laidlaw’s goal. It was scored while Dave Rudge had 22 seconds remaining in his elbowing penalty. Laidlaw made it all look easy as he stole the puck and fired a quick shot. It was in the net before the Marlin goalie moved and seemed to add fire to the War-
rior attack. In the third period we saw pantloads of dirty play and near fights. The referee lost control of the game, as both teams slashed, high sticked, elbowed and roughed their way into the opposing zone. A minor miracle prevented the outbreak of any serious fights. In many cases the Marlins used roughing tactics to get static from the Warriors. This only inspired the Warriors. They rapidly woke up to the bad-mouthing of the fans and started skating and shooting like they seriously wanted to win. Although they didn’t get any more goals, they did get 19 shots to finish outshooting the Marlins 42-33. The rousing third period, in which two misconducts were handed out, was played to the tune of many of your Christmas favorites. The band, in a poor attemp, tried desperately to keep the game in / season. At any rate,‘ the Warriors did
win 4-1, and they deserve some kind of applause for putting together two I wins in as many nights. They needed the four points to stay in contention for first place with the Varsity Blues.
Slapshots: Tomorrow this department travels to Toronto to watch the Warriors continue in their winning ways in a game against the Varsity Blues. This is the biggie and the one the Warriors have been priming for. The winner of that game takes over first place. To become number one the Warriors will have’to put forth a much better effort than they did on friday. campus center Around care center. Gold ring with red stone. Reward. Contact care center.
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OR THE PAST TWO YEARS, I have been employed by the university of Waterloo in one capacity or another, running the lines freely between student status, employee of the federation of Students and, as of late, researcher for an obscure division of a new department of some part of the faculty of Arts. Or is it engineering? I really haven’t bothered to find out, although I am left constantly with the nagging feeling that I really should be able to state my allegiance to any who _demand such identification. When asked recently what it was that I did, I replied that I was conducting a study on such-andsuch for you-know-who for the purpose of whatever. My interviewer gave me a cold stare and repeated her question, and had it not been for the presence of another individual acquainted with the workings of the university, I would have been knee deep in bridgeless myre. My companion stated that I in fact did what I said I did.:.that that was in fact my job. At this point, the question was politely but firmly dropped, the conversation moved to another area and my credibality was left in question. I’ll be darned if I can figure out how I’m going to get around this problem. Inside the university, the situation is quite different. If someone asks you what you do, you say, “I’m doing a study for so-andso and such-and-such in hopes that I can help solve . this-and-that.” If a friend asks you what you’re up to, you smile, bow your head and say, “Well. . .you know.” And friend or foe, associate or obscurely related fellow - employee. . .a11 and any know that you have truly found your place. You’re a member of the quietly functioning backroom academia on one level or another. . In other words, your a myth. . .a harmless image.’ But outside the school, you are prey to all manner of attacks. The “ordinary” citizen seems to feel that the university is a seat of higher learning, and although I will admit (if put under pressure by the right people) that I have witnessed actual classroom situations in which a one will attempt to feed information to a group, I’m hard pressed to be able to issue forth anything but an over-done verbal 1 force on the abstract learning process. In fact, there were times, when I sit in my office contemplating my extension number, a “continuing education at the university of Waterloo” poster and my “campus guide” map, that I really begin to wonder. The problem lies in the fact that I can never figure out what it is that I’m wondering about, and so I usually let the matter drop and turn to my lists, files, briefs and “ideas”. (I think it’s worthy of note at this time that yesterday, I noticed that a colleague of mine had opened a file in his cabinet under the heading, “creativity.” So many memo’s have passed before me that I finally .have come to the conclusion that, secretly, this university exists for the sole purpose of making large contributions to Boy Scout paper drives. Granted, it is a noble jesture of the part of those who are on top, but there must be another way to do a good deed. I suppose I wouldn’t mind paper wasn’t for the fact that it generally any, messages. A short time ago,
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He fumbled and hummed a . . . detective, the-western, then war, then space space. ‘bit and then related that he, as an educated individual, couldn’t just go and ask. . .that the message - . . . action, action, action. . .readreadhad come from too-high up for that sort of measure T.V., radio, movies, books, newspapers. see-hear the action. Involvement is in the interpre. . . that it was expected of him to know what the tation, not the act itself, for although people don’t silly thing meant. Later that day, he called again mind flooding to see a space-science fiction-war and happily related that after a meeting with three film like “Beneath- the planet of the apes”, the colleagues, he was prepared to explain the memo the’ ”’ thought of going to Vietnam and being a gorilla 1 to anyone. I was at the point of inviting him to dinner to celebrate when I caught myself. fighter doesn’t interest them at all. (Bad pun? * * * I’m sorry. ) I’m not trying to sell .“Beneath the In my previous position at the university, I was planet of the apes”. I’m just wondering about involvement. And what choice we have. charged with certain financial matters, the least * * * of which was the payment of telephone bills. One Let’s attack this, another way. What is ‘fun’? month, my particular office made one (1) long distance telephone call.. . to Guelph, Ontario. The Is ‘fun’ a commodity? Every morning, I get up and go to work. But in operation involved dialing my number, quoting the evening, I can have ‘fun.’ I can pay my money my ten digit “Q” billing address and completing and go to a show, or buy a T.V. or go to the pub or the call. At the month’s end, Bell billed the univertake a trip to Europe. In Europe, I can pay my sity, the university billed me, I wrote a cheque for money and stay in a hotel and go to the show and go the requested amount, entered it in the books, to the pub. I can see what was . . . I can look at the kept the check stub, received the cancelled art exhibits and see the buildings . . . look at the check, received a receipt from the university, filed remains of history. And when it’s over, back to the receipt and happily closed the affair. The bill work. . . back to a creapingcrawling lethargy that was for twenty seven cents (27~). Inside me, there rose a great temptation to write allows me enough money to buy fun. At work, I live in the world of the specialized a memo to the university thanking them for their prompt action in regards to the financing of the utilitarian, a purposeful drive to “the future.” recent (give date ) phone conversation (give time, When I am relaxed, creating, excited. I’m not sure place, person called, etc. ). I can see past “NOW,” but my vision of now is extensive. No one asks me how my “fun”’ fits into 0 WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT,,CHARLES? Perother things. But at . . . that tends to be another haps I can best get to the heart of the matter matter. What I do, the papers I sign or write or with two statements. read all are part of a step by step progress toward some unknown, undefined objective. The first comes from Max Frisch. Often times, as in the case of a student, the obHe once described technology as “. . .the knack jective is all too well defined and purposeful. At of so arranging the world that we don’t have to exwork, I am asked to “keep out of things I know noperience it. ” thing about” whereas when I go home, I am asThe second quote comes from a poem by Ezra Pound entitled The Garden, in which Pound saulted by T.V. and radio in a gushing issuance of concepts, ideas, facts and theories that I have no pretty well sums up the feel of this university on certain days. . .“and she is dying piecemeal of a acquaintance with. Sitting in my office, I am asked to concentrate, sort of em0 tional anemia. #’ involve myself in my work. In my living room, I Until recently, I was located in an office in the am commanded to do nothing. Or am I? Bauer warehouse on the north campus of the univerI am compelled through my boredom to watch sity of Waterloo and, until physical plant and plan’ litical, lethar@c&@ corn1 inane television presentations or listen to the most ning remove it, a very large mound of earth obDuring thl.&&#@ of r-r sickening brand of radio. across an i@$&~j$&:&uld scured my view of the university to the extent that Some people settle for this, for the contrast it ofonly the top of the arts library building and a of discipline&&iJ. curricu fers with their “real” life activities is extensive sity into t&fi....&&&unit small section of the smokestack were visable. On particularily dreary days, I would gaze out my and compelling. Others opt for boredom. Still oth-E rather than $ro&. &divid window and kno’w, within my heart, that the univerers find themselves attempting to “do something” self has no re&&rectior that doesn’t involve paying money for entertainsity of Waterloo was still there. I could tell for to generate s&$&#erest rnent, taking a packaged trip to Europe or sitting sure, ready. The smoke that rose from the central Upon stating the pIan, I watching it all go by. services funnel heaved a heavy “Ho, humm.” I “It’s a ratiotia1 .,approq They don’t want Vietnam and “Beneath the knew all was constant, nothing had changed. Okay. . .fine; &&that is * * * planet of the apes” insults them. There are great At this poi.&‘. the, lethal There is a certain uglyness to the predictable works in literature and music, yes, and these works wined to “t-& qkl.. .aga patterns that are evolving within this and every are satisfying. 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Open your newspaper and count the number of cold-hews stories. Most of your paper is taken up with opinion, events that will happen soon and are planned and set up, events that happened today and were the result of planning, speech writing and press conferences. We accept this now as news. Teddy Roosevelt came across a gold mine in public relations when he established the fireside chat.
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And so, in sets the lethargy. Why should I attempt to institute an idea, when I and all around me know that I am dealing with the unknown. . images? I may have a rational approa*ch, but I am naive. Can’t I see that the thing I’m trying to deal with may not even exist? Perhaps that is why men climb mountains and explore space. They deal with the unknown, yes . . . but there aren’t any images.
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The reality, then. . .the unquestionable reality . . .lies in the fiction of media adventure, wherein the parameters of experience are set in the imagination of the viewer by the very nature of the program. “Star Treck” is more real than the news, for “Star Treck” begins by admitting to it’s own lie. The falseness of “Star Treck” can be trusted. The truth of the public figure is left to doubt. . .until, of course, we begin to link him with “Star Treck”. We simply cease to deal with h,im as a reality and attend him as a fiction. He is real, yes, but he is not to be dealt with, simply because you can’t deal with an image. . .and that is what is up front.
Profits on paper, briefs full of concepts in words. . .these are the “actives” in our society. And yet, they are more passive than anything we have, for they are seldom read and even less used. People don’t read. . .they like to look at pictures. Pictures admit to being images, and if the image is nice, then the reality will surely be nice. And if the reality turns out to be ugly, then we always have words to justify it’s existence. . .functionally, if nothing else. The feat of getting into an area that boggles us is one that has developed out of our specialization, for we fear that in not knowing, we place our survival at stake. And so we involve ourselves deeply in the narrow scope of our specialized activities so as to be on firm ground. And the paradox, as stated by McLuhan, is that, “As people become more involved, they know less and less.”
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10,500 (tuesdays) 13.000 (frldays) Alex Smith, editor This issue brings us to the last tuesday issue of 1970 and the second last of the year. We’re rolling into the home stretch and looking forward to the month long break that is coming up soon. Some of the staff are getting excited about their trip to Kelowna and the 34th national CUP conference. We can’t afford to pay their way this year because of the budget restrictions and besides how do you expect us to scrape up the 150 clams to pay their way? The exams must really be getting to the staff because this paper is rather small and so is the masthed. productian manager: Al Lukachko coordinators: Bill Sheldon & Bob Epp (news), Peter Wil.kinson & Tom Purdy (photo) Ross Bell (entertainment), Bryan Anderson (sports), rats (features) manfred ziegenhagen. gord moore, ian ferguson and gerrit huvers. / by Dee Knight
Faculty paid to demonstrate their superiority C ANADA WAScalled a country of middle-management imperialists, by Lloyd Best, at the international teach-in at the Ontario institute for studies in educatio (OISE) weekend before last. The statement summed up Canada’s role in the ‘crisis in development’, which was the subject of the teach-in. Best is an organizer at Tapia House in Trinidad, and was one of several representatives from countries in the third world - the Caribbean,-Latin America, Africa and Aisia. It was their turn to give their criticism of western policy and discuss their own solutions to problems; the Canadian government position was presented in the first teach-in session last Sept. 25,26 and 27. The essential difference in the two points of view was color. While the Canadian proposals and views were boringly gray and lacking in originality, the third world ideas were almost exotic in their unorthodoxy. The government statements were a bland, rational defense of the causes of third world problems; the second group was attacking these causes in all their manifestations. The most moving part of the third world attack came at the psychic level, when the Caribbean theatre workshop presented a dance-opera which re-lived the experience of slavery and-liberation from it. The white culture was symbolized by a vicious blond WOman who had captivated and sapped the strength of african man, and then tried to have his brother kill him. It ended cathartically-after also 30 minutes of frightfully violent symbolic dancing-as the black hero gained control of himself and slew the white seducer, saving his brother.
* * * The drams hit an audience that was fully prepared to understand its. message. Teach-in participants had, between the two weekends, been working in small groups of 10 or 12 for eight successive weeks. With emphasis on communication and collective study, participants probed the issues- of racism, neo-colonialism and imperialism, and more specific issues including southern Africa; south America, the Caribbean and the effects of -technology. Returning to the final weekend, participants viewed
a hellzapoppin film version of Marshall MacLuhan’s ‘The media is the message’. Ivan Illich then appropriately discussed the new low in man-made degradation of the environment: in things, society, and the imagination. Illich pointedout that the problems of environmental pollution, social polarization, and mass popular passivity, can be linked together. He added that the analysis for the linkage and its correction is much more radical than communist ideology, which comes to terms only with the second problem and aggravates. the third He said that in-
stead of changing the focus of present technological and social institutions, it is necessary to ‘de-institutionalize’society. lllich said that institutions are being substituted for imagination, and this in turn has meant “the replacement of hope with rising expectations,” and of surprise in new communication with a steady flow of predicta’ble, one- way information. In this process, he said “school is an advertising agency which makes the individual need the society as it is. I* * * *
The conclusion? Get rid of schools. Fire teachers, who, especially at the primary levels, are “paid to demonstrate their superiority to their students” and turn the schools into museums or meeting places where peers can collaborate together in their own education. (Teachers could act as librarians, since many more would be needed for de-schooled education; some could be useful as ‘trail-guides’ or other kinds of resource people, as people come together to educate themselves in libraries, cafes, street corners, parks, and each other’s homes. Thus Illich suggests, the revitalization of every-day society could be accomplished. What does this have to do with the third world? Illich says that schools in latin America are splitting the society apart socially, as every latin american government spends 20 to 30 per cent of its budget on schooling, of which the greatest proportion is utilized by the rich minority, while the poor are ‘schooled’ to failure. Further, he suggests that schooling has ‘hooked’ latin America on ‘preYpackaged’ north‘american solutions which have simply- caused more problems.
The point? The people of the third world, if not their governing elites, want off the western bus. Having perceived that catching up to the West is neither possible nor desirable, they are looking to themselves for ways of becoming not-poor. Lloyd Best calls it ‘building from the earth’ “ One has to start from what one has in the place that one is.” A member of Tapia House, an organization in Trinidad/for inside agitation, Best is a leading spokesman in the movement for political and economic unity of the Caribbean area. The program is to replace the neo-colonial, exploitative economy and its puppet political institutions with an indigenous. interdependent economy, and political institutions designed for popular participation. He said “the most important aspect of the political process-is the participation of the people, and if you can’t get it in the parliament you must take it to the streets.” The surprising thing about Best’s ‘marching orders’ is their close resemblance to Montreal FRAP (Le Front d’Action Polituque) program. They include a chain of community organizations -cultural, economic and legal-in the urban setting; regular thursday night community meetings to build a ‘tradition of community discourse’, and to build understanding .of the situation ; cooperative economic units outside the establishment, such as credit coops, production, and distribution coops, etc. ; political research and education through newspapers and study groups. It is a program for direct democracy, tailored at this time for the dual function of political opposition or resistance, and popular cooperation in handling day-today problems. It’s a matter of setting up parallel government structures which make it possible for the ’ people to do themselves what the government is incapable of doing, and, through communication, decide what they want the government to do. In the long run, it is much more subversive than terrorism. The teach-in was presented by the international education project (IEP) an organization consisting of returned CUSO volunteers (Canadian university service overseas), who have become radicals. -originally (Glendon
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