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by Wke Brown
Imprint staff The election results are in. Next year's Federation of Students presi. dent was announced Thursday morning at the Bombshelter at close to 1 am.. Ted Carlton, a 38 Systems Design, student will take the helm of the Federation starting in April. Although present Fed President Scott Forrest were surprised by the result, he also indicated that he was "very pleased" and that "the students had decided". Meanwhile, President-elect Carl. ton, who was quite taken aback by the announcement,reconfirmed his pledge to unite the campus amidst repeated screams of "yeah" "yeah" "yeah. The noise and festive mood at the
else but exclamations of relief that the verdict was finally known. The winners rejoiced, while some of the losers reflected as to where they went wrong. Presidential hopeful and long-time Fed member Ian Mitchell could not hide his evident disappointment. "I feel very frustrated" Mitchell admitted. However, brushing his loss aside, the defeated candidate rebounded saying that he would be very honoured to work with Carlton in the coming year. Approximately 24 per cent of the eligible university vote was cast. Carlton received 29.6 per cent of the p~ sidential vote. Mitchell at 27.2, Hovey at 17.2, Lipton at 11.l, Perron at 8, King (Amigo)at 5.4,with 1.3per cent of the ballots spoiled.
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Skinner, Abouchar round-out exec
by Steve Kannon Imprint staff
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Lisa Skinner was elected vicepres ident - unhrsity affairs in the fed emtion of Students elections this week She took 1,070, or 32.5 per cent d the 3,29295votes cast, W n g out the nearest competitor, Dave Ca. meron, by 258 votes.
Skinner was one offivecandidates vying for the position At the polls, Skinner was followed t))r C a m . who captured 24.6 per cent of the votes cast, Allan RothweII (23.3, Shane Carmichael(l2.8),and Adam Clyde (3.7). Spoiled MTcits 2ZS counted for 3.1 percent ofthevotes cast Final figures show 3,295 of a pos-
sibk 13,948votes were actuallycast This represents a 23.6 per cent voter hrmout.
Andrew Abouchar took 57.7 per cent ofthe votes in the two-man race for ' . opatkm a d
rm n t-'Wr -= ; 3.019 ballots.MikeMoKfwr came up with !Xi0 votes (325 per eent) and
spoiled ballots numbered 298,or 9.9
Human rights case *. dropped kV Cindy Long Imprint staff A OW custodian has withdrawn er complaint with the Human ights Commission after receiving a romotion last week Toncka Bestic said she asked the uman RightsCommission khether ie should proceed with her comlaint of sexual discrimination and as told she could drop it if she anted to. "I've gotthejob, now." she lid, "I'm satisfied, so I said it was kay to drop it." Other custodians
who spoke to the lmprint repotted a chanae for the better inworkimcm d i o & in the last few weeks. Union president, Bill Mlanahan has called for an investigation into the complaints of intimidation and harassment of unionid employees by their superiors. The imrestigation is being led by three members ofthe union executive. Custodians haveexpressed fears that the commitleewin attempt to find out who spoke b the press so sanctions can be taken against those staff members. At least three grievances, one re
Fed administrator charged with theft by Neal Bonnor Imprint stafF An employee of the University of Waterloo Federation of Studentshas been charged with stealing thousands of dollars from the Fademtion. Helga Petz of Kitchener was arrested February 6 at the Federation offices following a tipoff to police by Federation &cials. A Waterloo Regional Police spokesman said the total amount taken won't be known until an audit is completed, but he said it amounts to "several thousand dollars." Police charged Petz with theft over $1,000. Petz was originally hired by the Federation as a secretarymore than 20 years ago and had risen to the position of administrzltivedimtor, the job she held at the time of her arrest. The 5Gyeardd Kitchener woman was released on her own recognizance following a hearing on February 6. Her court appearance has been set for March 30. The Federation of Students has suspended Petz without pay pending the completion of a police investigation; her workload has been spread among Federation office staff. Both the \Naterloo Regional Police and Federation officials dedined to comment further on the case. Detective Moore of the Waterloo Regional Police is continuing the investigation. Petz could not W reached for commentat her home on 293 UriionBhd
garding discriminatory King practices and two reaardina workina conditions are c&ntly-before th;: union for consideration. Alice Peters, a Custodian 2 is waiting for a reply from management regarding a grie m e she filed after being turned down for a Custodian 1 job on the basis of absenteekm. Although Peters was absent 44 days last ye& she claims that the real reason she was not considered for thejobisthatsheisknownasa
"buublernakei' after complaining about dharassment two years ago. She also says her absenteeism was justified and that her good work record makes u~forthe time she lost (28 days) due tb a serious throat infedion. "I have eight years seniority and they hired a guy who had only been working here a few months. They said l could apply again in a yea6 but l don't want to wait a whole year. I should have got that job." She added that she was worried about having spoken to Imprint. ':If I complain, they d t give me the iob." The gr&ance procedure is long and invdved. If the grievance is denied, as was Peters', the next steps in* meetingwith variouslewlsof management and finally arbitmtion. Peterswas advised by Union Recording Secreta~ecretaryJohn Anderson not to take her complaint as far as arbitration kcause t would cost money and get the union upset with her. Anderson could not be reached for comment As well, Union Steward Richard Kutchcoski told hef not to complain because she would risk getting the union angry with her. Kutchcoski had "no comment" when contacted by lrnprint
per cent. Voter turn-outtotalled 21.6 per cent The results of the election were announced early Thursday morning at the Bombshelter by Chief Retum&g Offker Jeny Kafieh. "* " t f t s . . d h k . r m ~ Skinner =I'd she was surprised8tthe outcome, which saw her win by a l a r g e r - t h a m margin. A &hter race had,been predicted because of the number of candidates. "I can't b e l i I won. I'm just very surprised . . . I don't think anyo,ne expected this type of (outcome). She said her first priority when she assumes the position from current v-p - u.a. Matt E r i c h will be student housing. The current contrwersy over rising co-op fees and an increased budget for entertainment and better speakersare also issues to . be dealt with, she said. Skinner was quicklycongratulated by the other university affairs candidates present at the Campus Centre pub. Shane Carmichael, currently chairman of the athletics commission, said he is looking f m a r d to catching up on some of the work which was placed on the back burner during the campaign. "I have no problems with the results of the election," he said. "I hope to be involved in the Federation of Studentsalter this term is done. Now that this is over, thingswillgetbackto normal."
Carmichael said he will continue to stress the importance of athletics on campus for the remainder of his term.
A second-year student, Carrnichaeliseligibktoruninnextyear's
.lA&x& - . < - - - . ~dtan~;wh~n#r~k,ng& pddenthl Candi& Ian Mitchell, -&id he learned "a great deal" from the campaign. He is,iookhg to increase hi participation in the Federation when he retums from' a summer c w p workterm. Rotbwell said he is likely to run for one of the Federation's board positions. "I'm glad I ran. Itwas a clean campaign . . .I leamed a lot. I have no qualms with the results." Adam Clyde,who ran on the Three Arrigos ticket, said he already has his sights on nextyear'selections.He and his running mates, Stephen King and Mike Morden, "are already planning for next year's campaign". Dave Cameron was not available for comment following the announcement. In the operationsand finance portfolio, Andrew Abouchar is looking to ease himself into thejob by gradually gaining insight into the full nature of the the Federation's financial position. Among the first priorities, he said,
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UW launches Centre for professional by Nancy McLean Imprint staff With the establishment of a Centre for Professional Writing (CPW), recently approved by the university senate, the University of Waterloo will once again be the first to set a trend among Canadian universities. The CPW is an offshoot of an ho nours writing skills program which attracted much interest over the last year. It will incorporate the previously isolated writing program, as well as various other disciplines (eg. psychology, accounting, French, management sciences and computer science). According to Dr. Gordon Sle-
chairthaug, English department man, the centre will satisfy a number of perceived needs, not only within the department,‘but in the business world at large: “We had been ap proached by representatives of many major Canadian business and industrial organizations. They told us they badly need graduates who are skilled in the theory and practice of communications. They want graduates grounded in linguistics, literature and technical writing who can put together reports, user manuals, promotional pamphlets . . . all sorts of communications pieces. They want people who use words particularly well . . that is, who have a deep understanding of the effective use of Eng-
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lish.” It is expected the centre will pro duce such graduates; students who will easily slip into roles as journalists, advertising and electronics media people, writers of business documents and reports, and speech writers. In addition, Slethaug sees the CPW as providing valuable direct services to outside orgahizations, including private corporations. The CPW could, for example, act as a consulting firm recommending the best type of writing for a particular ‘purpose; it could offer seminars, workshops and short, non-credit courses in effective, professional writing; it could identify word pro-
cessing needs for small businesses, and it could perform a number of other services. One area in particular, which the centre’s founders are excited about, is ‘usability testing.’ With the establishment of a ‘usability lab,’ the Centre would be able to help companies to examine the logic and language
used in their manuals, letters, displays or training programs. Optimum communication between the company and their customers would thereby be achieved. The centre, it is anticipated, will be a successful undertaking; yet another means for the University of Waterloo to achieve notoriety among its peers.
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Sunnydale. landlord moves against students wired smoke .alarms and fire extinguishers; howevertheir is a catch: the cost of the rooms would be more than double the’current price with a Waterloo’s vacancy rate, is one of single priced at $260 per month and the lowest in the country and it could a double priced at $200. get worse, as last week Sandmark Students were also advised that a Holdings announced proposed non-response would be considered changes which may lead to the elimias a response in favour of the family nation of students from a large block housing option. of townhouses in Sunnydale. This set of events could pose a The proposal was sent to residents threat to a large block of student of 505-517 Sunnydale place and it housing for option one may someoffered two options - phasing all how exclude students and option two units into family occupied townmay put the price out of the range of houses or conducting major interior many students. alterations to change the townSean Lindsay, coordinator of houses into lodging houses as per UWs Legal Resource Office said, the city’s new lodging house law. “this is another example of the landThe lodging house option at first lords trying to permanently remove appears the best because alterations . students from Sunnydale; last year would facilitate compliance with the another block of Sunnydale townfire regulations and entail fire doors, houses was lost to families.
by Ten-i Shewfelt Imprint staff
The Legal Resource Office is advising students to decide for themselves on which option they want, while keeping in mind that this letter is just a proposal and not binding. Students are also advised not to panic and just wait and see which option the landlord chooses. If the students do eventually get eviction notices, they should check with the Legal Resource Office or the ombudsman for their are certain rules governing the eviction of tenants. Some protections the landlord tenant act gives to students is that a tenancy agreement cannot be changed midstream, and if major renovations do take place, as in the second proposal, the owner must apply to rent review to get the rent raised according to amount spent on renovations. A superintendent of one. of the
StudeWs to be allowed Municipal election vote. Mm
- A provincial committee studying the municipal elections act this week reversed an earlier recommendation that would have left many students ineligible to vote in local elections. The municipal elections advisory committee, which released its final report February l-0, recommends a one-month residency period be required to enable a person to vote in local elections. This is a change from the six months originally suggested in the committee’s interim report, released last August. The committee’s task was to study problems in the current election act and to recommend ways of increasing traditionally low voter turn-outs for municipal elections. municipal elections are Since held in the fall, students who spend the summer away from their colleges or universities would have fallen outside the. six-month eligibility period. A one-month requirement will still allow students to get their names on election lists when they return to classes in September. There is currently no residency requirement for municipal elections. The recommendation, which is just part of the committee’s findings, is seen as a positive response to student lobbying efforts. Matt Certosimo, chairman of the Ontario Federation of Students, said this week the committee credited the student campaign.for the change in the residency recommendation. “At the meeting (Tuesday) they ac-
tually (recognized) the impressive student campaign,” he said. “It shows students are having a great impact on the system.‘: Certosimo said he is pleased with the decision reached by the committee. Under the conditions of the interim report, students and some other segments of the population would have been excluded from the process, he said. “We’re satisfied . . . this is something much less restrictive than the six months recommended,” he said. “We had recommended the status quo, which is no residency requirement, or something more flexible for students or families who have just moved in (to a neighbourhood).” Good discussion sessions with politicians at Queen’s Park and sound arguments against the original plan led to to the reversal, said Certosimo. Student groups have to offer well-reasoned and researched proposals if they are to have an effective voice. Scott Forrest, president of UWs Federation of Students, called on students to take advantage of their right to vote. “Students were left out of consideration in the interim report,” said Forrest. “With this (decision) . .. I hope people realize the significance of voting in-municipal elections.” The Federation, which made a presentation to Waterloo council after last summers interim report, is looking to encourage increased student participation in elections. By or-
ganizing their vote as a block students could demonstrate their strength in this community, said Forrest. Waterloo is a university town and students have a big influence on the economy. This power could be used to earn students greater respect when city council makes policy decisions. Students are seen as a “voting force” and, until their voting habits are changed, students won’t get the respect they deserve, he said. Increasing awareness of municipal issues and actively organizing a voting block should be a priority for the next Federation administration in preparation for the next municipal election in 1988, said Forrest. Students, even more than the general population, have been overwhelmingly apathetic during local elections.
units, who wished to remain unnamed, said that, “the superintendents appreciate the proposed changes.. . they feel they need more control, order and cleanliness in the units.” She said that two-thirds of the students are good but the last one-third
are troublemakers and that any family would love to have the townhouses and would take good care of them. A representative for Re*star Realty, the company that manages the prop erty could not be reached for comment.
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.Fed fee hike is narrowly approved ,
by Mike Brown Imprint staff
In the aftermath of the Federation of Students election results, sitting out on the sidelines, but not totally out of the limelight, is the referendum question of hiking the Fed fees by $3.50 a term. Well, the answer is affirmative. By a margin of 172 votes, the referendum was passed in Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s voting. That’s 52.1 per cent of the voting electorate saying “yes”, while 47 per cent voted “no”. Only 24.4 per cent of the university’s eligi-
ble electorate participated in the referendum (3,402 of 13,448). Federation President Scott Forrest, who reque.sted the increase, breathed a sigh of relief upon hearing the news. According to the current Fed pres., the increase puts UWs student operations on the road to financial stability. The increase will no doubt fit well into the plans of newly elected vicepresident L operations and finance Andrew Abouchar who has stated a concern about the deficit problems at Fed Hall. The increase brings each term’s per-student contribution to s 17.75.
will be sorting out the deficit problems at Fed Hall. A large amount of money goes to servicing the Fed Hall deficit, a situation which needs COT-
recting, said Abouchar. Both Skinner and Abouchar assume their positions at the end of the winter term.
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by Doug Thompson Imprint staff “Why are you spending so much time reporting on the problems of the janitors?” This question has been asked several times of Imprint staffers. People point out that the issue is not, strictly speaking, a “student matter”, and argue that there’s nothing students can do about the problems anyway. So maybe some clarification and explanation is in order. First of all, students are members of the university community, and although few seem to be aware of the fact, both the senior governing bodies of UW, senate and the board of governors, have student members, elected by students. We share responsibility, along with faculty, staff and administration, for the governing of the whole institution. That implies a duty to exercise this (albeit small) power responsibly. If we, as students, refuse to attend to the concerns’of other groups on campus, how can we then ask senators and members of the board from other constituencies to respond to our concerns? Secondly, because students have governing responsibility for the whole institution, problems in its management are our fault as much as anyone else’s if we choose to ignore them. Thirdly, the attitude of attending to one’s own concerns exclusively, and ignoring the concerns of other members of the university community, if adopted by all groups, would result in the concerns of the most powerful constituencies always taking precedence over those of the weaker constituencies. Except perhaps for Plant Operations staff, students are the weakest constituency politically. This attitude then, stands to hurt us the most. I am reminded of a famous quote which derives from Nazi Germany. It goes something like this: ..-- __ “When they came for the Jews, I didn’t speak up, because I was not a Jew. “When they came for the homosexuals, I didn’t speak up because I was not a homosexual. “When they came for the Catholics, 1 didn’t speak up because 1 was not a Catholic. “When they came for me, there was no one left to speak up.” General principles become most obvious in extreme situations, but are nevertheless applicable in less extreme ones. If we want others to respond to - our needs -. and students desperately need responsiveness from faculty, administration and staff, there is a moral obligation to take the needs of other groups seriously. In academic politics, there is a further point which must be remembered. Of all the various student constituencies, students enjoy a unique freedom of speech. Academic politics is often stiflingly polite, with a general refusal to criticize or draw attention to shortcomings. Because students are immune from most of the pressures to silence, we can be assured that if we do not speak up and draw attentions to problems and shortcomings in the institution, no one else will. In my opinion, that gives us a double responsibility. Further, we have already seen a dramatic improvement in working conditions for custodians since our first story on the issue ran. The obvious capacity of the student ‘press to improve situations, even when dealing with non-student issues, would make us doubly guilty if chose to remain silent. Finally, as a human being 1find it nearly impossible not to respond when 1 find that fellow humans are being intimidated, humiliated, and unfairly ’ treated. As long as I have a voice with which to cry “foul”, I doubt that I shall I be able to stop using it.
Rigid fgfrnat by Arta Roy Imprint staff Why is Fed Hall so inflexible on Tuesday nights? This past Tuesday saw a sparsely populated Fed Hall and a dance floor that was empty most of the night. Thinking that a certain tune by Ministry may enliven the sorry state of affairs, someone tried to request it in spite of it being Rock ‘n’ Roll Night. The assumption was that the DJ might be pragmatic and not adhere to the rock ‘n’ rules too rigorously given his bird’s-eye view of the dance floor-. It turned out that on Rock ‘n’ Roll Night DJs are prohibited from flirting with that particular band and presumably any similar music. After some arm-twisting this kind DJ ultimately did play the song in question, but only as the closing number when people were set to leave. Why should arm-twisting be necessary? There should be only two possible motives for any Fed Hall programming policy, profit and entertainment. Rock ‘n’ Roll Night does not appear to be serving either. The place is perennially dead on Tuesdays. If the music can be given the variety of a usual Fed*Hall night, the crowd size may begin to resemble that found on Wednesday nights. This would significantly increase the receipts of the week and would add to the Federation’s coffers. As for the motive of catering to the tastes of those,who want to hear Rock ‘n’ Roll, Tuesday fails again. From the small crowd size and empty dance floor, one can only infer that nobody is interested in rock ‘n’ roll or that two nights a week at the Bombshelter is enough. The crowd on Tuesday spilled onto the floor on only two occasions in the-whole evening, one being the aforementioned song by Ministry. The tunes were hardly of the Joe-sixpack/ leather-jacket/ good-times/ shit-kickin’ variety. How much longer will Fed Hall doggedly pursue this policy which doesn’t satisfy any of the justifiable motives? _y
Think for yourself! by Peter Lawson Imprint staff Being very involved in critiques of music at Imprint, 1 was compelled to attend the screening of the movie Think For Yourself by the Maranatha Christian Fellowship on January 30. Because this movie lacks any form of artistic merit, an art’s review would be out of order. The movie presents a one-sided view, that of the Christian perspective, and certainly borders on propaganda. These are my opinions of what 1absorbed from the film and the impressions left. The movie began with the theme song 7Xnk For Yourself - a congenial little ditty which would excite Pat Boone. After this suggestive lyric opener, the narration explained that Pop music has become a $15 billion industry and most certainly has an influence on today’s youth. No disagreement can be invented to counter that observation. But the premise that music molds people is a more difficult issue to prove or disprove. The movie implies that the inspirati0.n for music is a spirit (Greek word MUSE spirit), and that the only spirit to drive forth rock ‘n’ roll is the DEVIL. The statements of Jim Morrison (x of the Doors) that the spirits of three dead American Indians entered his body, gives the anti-rock perspective claws. They suggest that this spirit influence must be the devil incarnate and Jim’s music must reflect his possessed state. The movie also quotes other rock figures who feel that a spirit over takes their performance. This talk of spiritually propelled music is a poetic term, and to make the grand leap of concluding that the music is devil controlled is unjustified. If the music of Bach, Handel, or Haydn was at times influenced by ‘religious text, then would the music which expresses the human condition, especially human love for another human without religious connections, be the music of the Devil? The over-simplification that spirituality arises either from God or the Devil is a black and white view, and is difficult to counterattack because it is a personal outlook. Through my own experience 1 have stirred emotions when singing classical music which is based on religious . text. The most poignant feelings arise when singing Ye People, Rend your hearts . .. (recitative) and If with all brilliant orayour hearts . .. (aria) from Mendelssohn’s torio Elijah.. The character of Obadjah sings of his yearning to find God, and this powerful, very passionate text gains immortal heights with Mendelssohn’s music. My devotion to music of this grandeur is spiritually inspiring, and my interest in the dramatic certainly moves my performance, but there are also the emotions of my Christian tradition which bears influence on me. Those memories, like ghosts of the mind, are emotions charged, and 1 definitely feel moved by the religious music of Bach, Handel, Haydn, and Anglo-Saxon hymns because of my tradition. Are these spirits God inspired or simply the emotions of life? The movie, at great length, highlighted the religious symbols exploited by rock groups. Any use of the cross is a blasphemous abuse in the eyes of the Christian perspective - especially comments like Madonna’s “crucifixes are sexy because they have naked men on them”. And the use of the devils symbols appearing in rock’s hype is a definite indication that all rock stars are
connected to. the occult. Any reference to Christ within rock is also a grave concern. To ensure that this writing does not become a dissertation, 1 will highlight some of the statements of this film which goaded me to frustration. Through most of the film I held my composure and laughed at the extreme view which the film projected. But upon taking the Dead Kennedys out of context and missing their satirical focus, I lost control and a profanity pursed my lips - oh the horror! the horror! the horror!. To imply that the Dead Kennedys are seriously preaching to Kill Children, or the failure to read the lyrics on In-Gdd We Trust Inc, is a shallow glance and not a investigation into the band’s purpose. What makes this movie unsettling is the realization that it was made for the teen market and that some of the information is misleading. The film views the group name Styx as definitely cult related, because Styx was the river around Hades - the old Greek’s hell. The movie fails to inform that Hades was the resting place for all souls unlike the Christian Heaven-Hell division for the good and bad souls. How many teens would know Greek mythology and catch the misinformation? Or how many teens know that a goat’s head is a symbol for the devil? This satanic symbol is the cover and the title of Goats Head Soup by the Rolling Stones and this suggestion would lead teens astray. The movie jumps on the abuse of the biblical symbol of the lightning S which is used by Kiss and other groups. This symbol has intense significance when attached to the SS of Nazi Germany. The movie did not fail to make this reference (a subtle implication to rock), and states that the SS was responsible for the death of six million Jews, Christians, and political prisoners. I really enjoy the appending of the Christian reference on to the list of people persecuted during WW II. 1 feel ashamed of being under the impression that the Lutheran Church leaders cowed from the responsibility of preventing genocide-thank God for men of conviction. Another extreme view is that rock leads to suicides and deaths. “Many have been crushed at rock concerts and impulsed to,commit suicide.“, was the implication of the movie. How many people have killed in the name of God and Jesus, and how many more will die? Connecting AC-DC to the killer Stalker in LA because Highway to Hell was his favourite record, should also lead to the banishment of Wagner from the concert hall because he was Hitler’s favourite composer. Makes sense - n’est ce pas? Rock n’ roll is based on sex and rebellion is a famous theme preached by the film: The film expresses outrage that it is the Christian doctrine and Christian symbols which are ridiculed by the rock subculture. Because the Christian Church is the established church of Western culture and rock is the rebellious music of Western culture, it follows logically that Christianity would be mocked by the rebellion of youth. A few more cynical barbs - while glancing at the questionnaire forms relating to the movie, the sheets were snatched from my sight. Surely the Maranatha group would not want a questionnaire to fall into the wrong hands. And how about that price - free - how much more outraged would I have been if I had paid to see this subtle exposition?
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Generalists are not prepared to be this country’s lead&s To the editor, The comment piece concerning leadership (Imprint, Feb. 6) contained several points which 1 feel should be addressed. First, among all engineering students you will find many who are hard-working and dedicated, The statement doesn’t really provide any information though since the same can be said of any faculty on campus. Additionally, among all engineering students you will find sqme who never do a single piece of original
work and whose main interest is not in learning but in getting a piece of paper; this too can be said.of every faculty. Your hasty generalization serves no purpose and is at best an often repeated halftruth. The second point to consider is your conclusion that the engineer may have only limited abilities in the humanities. This is again a generalization and a halftruth. Whereas some students whose program is inherently technical may have little interest,n the humanities. and thus
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foreign students To the editor, Foreign students must contribute to the Unemployment Insurance Plan but cannot collect regular benefits. This also applies to visiting professors, post-doctoral fellows, etc. What is the Unemployment Insurance Plan‘? The UI plan is like any other type of insurance. One pays periodic premiums into it and if it happens that one is unemployed, then one can collect benefits. It is sharing the risk. If the monthly income is over $459, the premiums are 2.35 per cent of the salary up to a ceiling. Someone could contribute to the plan for 20 or 30 years, and if he is never unemployed, he will not receive benefits. On the other hand, there are people who work six months of the year and the other six months are unemployed collecting benefits. This would not be unusual in any type of insurance. There are two types of UI benefits: regular and special. Regular benefits means the claimant is unemployed and looking for a job. There are seven types of special benefits: sickness, maternity, retirement, fishing, training, work sharing and job creation. Regular benefits account for approximately 88 per cent. Which benefits could a foreign student receive’?Foreign students will not be able to receive regular benefits, because they are not “available to work” since they do not have employment authorization.. Even if they have one, it would be so restricted (can work only ag Teaching Assistant in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo) that the insurance officer w,ill conclude they are not available to work. Foreign students however, have the possibility of receiving two types of special benefits: sickness and maternity. If one has a Teaching Assistantship and gets so sick that one cannot finish the job and the department withdraws payment, then one can claim and collect sickness benefits. Maternity benefits could be claimed in very special circumstances and certainly not if the student is male. If foreign students can get only a very small portion of benefits. Why should they contribute to the UI plan‘? Before 198l-82, foreign students were allowed td” collect Ul benefits during the summer (but they were not allowed to work), then someone realized this was strange and the interpretation of the law changed. This is important, the law did not change. The first documented case of this situation is dated in December ‘83. Three stu-
dents. two from the U of Toronto and one from-York, were denied access to regular benefits. Two of the three students had valid restricted employment authorization. The Umpire, Mr. Justice Moran said: “. . . it does appear rather harsh that the appellants are compelled to contribute to the fund when their prospects of ever drawing benefits are extremely rare”. In a similay case, Mr. Justice Dubinsky said: “The claimant should press her understandable complaints before a member of Parliament .. . for only Parliament can affect any changes if -warranted”. Why it has not been any changes in three years‘? Let’s face it, foreign students do not vote. Which MP would be interested in raisin&an issue for which he will not be re-elect’ed? At the end of 1986, the Ontario Commission of International Students of the Ontario Federation of Students issued a post card to be sent to Mr. Nixon, the Treasurer of Ontario, in which they recognize the “unjust deductions for U IC”. The OFS also sent its recommendations to the Commission of Inquiry on Unemployment Insurance (also> known as Forget’s). In September 1986, the Canadian Bu-. reau of International Education in its report “Closing the Doors?“, recommended: “exemption of foreign students from paying Ul. . . from which they are not allowed to collect benefits”. How many people are affected by this issue‘? There were 9,355 graduate visa students in Canada in 1984-85. At least, half of them will get a TA or RA once in their period of study. There are some 500 foreign visiting professors in Canada at any one time. -In Waterloo, there a?e 240 graduate visa students and 50 foreign visiting professors. Is there any solution to this problem? Yes, we think there is. In April 1985, the Canadian Charter of Rights came into effect. From a law’s point of view the Charter is a very important instrument in challenging “qtiestionable laws”. But first, we need your support. In most cases, the amount of money deducted from foreign students is less than $50. For some people, this is a very small amount of money to worry about. However if we want to change the law, we must first recognize its “unfairness”. Mariaurora Mota Alumnus
Has Different Light columnist read Bible? To the editor, I look forward to Chris Gerrard’s upcoming discussion of homosexuality and the Bible with great interest. 1 have yet to meet anyone who can claim to have found out what a book really says without actually reading it. If you obtain all your information and opinions from secondary sources, why do you purport to
tell us your viewpoint? Oh yes, and about choosing to be gay, this sort of “it’s not my fault” buck-passing trivializes any releVance or insight your column might have provided. Please spare us such spineless confessions of guilt and take responsibility for what you have chosen to be Dave Broughton . Earth Sciences
do not take the opportunity to become acquainted with this area, others do have an interest and do become acquainted. As a recent conversation with a thirdyear philosophy major who had never heard of Kant indicated, ability and knowledge of any area are not strictly related to your stated discipline but to the interest and dedication with which you pursue studies in a given area. The idea that the humanities are best followed within the formal context of a university setting, and the implicit assumption that this is where social leadership skills are taught is probably false anyhow. I also disagree with the position that you cannot expect someone to possess specialized scientific training and an effective knowledge of social leadership. To expect this from everyone is unrealistic, to require it in future leaders is essential. The most dangerous idea in your article is that the leaders of tomorrow should be the people who have a limited knowledge of a wide variety of fields, the so called generalist. 1 note that your use of the term generalist is potentially misleading as it was used without definition, nevertheless the approach of classifying people as either a generalist or a specialist ,ignores the reality that a spectrum of possibilities exist between the extremes of the so called generalist and the specialist. The arguments you present are all negative,‘attempting to show why an engineer cannot exist within the previously mentioned spectrum in a region approaching that of a generalist, as opposed to positive arguements explaining why generalists are needed. You thusly seem to be more interested in engaging in “engineer-bashing” and providingjustification for the value of your own geography degree as opposed to engaging in debate on the nature of future leaders. 1 acknowledge that future leaders will require a broad background, but this background is most useful in combination with advanced technical understanding of specific topics. The generalist you describe will have some basic understanding of technical issues-- will presumably be comfortable around computers and happy to use wordprocessors and spreadsheets, maybe even whip up a program or two. While this is a valuable asset, this in no way qualifies this person to lead the way into the next century, or even the next year. Why do 1 say that the generalist is not qualified to lead? The leaders of tomorrow must have the vision and personal technical competence to be able to set direction and determine priorities for the population they represent, both in a social sense (politically and economically) and in a technical sense (scientific research and fields of application). Canada is currently drifting aimlessly as far as the scientific community goes, and the main cause is the lack of advanced ,technical acumen at all levels of government. The current generation of leaders would be all to happy to count themselves as generalists, and it is this lack of true understanding of any issue that will lead to their downfall, and potentially the downfall of Canada. As proof of my contention that generalists should not be leaders, 1 offer the current set of Canadian politicians, whose understanding of science has resulted in the whole of Canada possessing at most one world_class university, and many would say we don’t have any world class universities. This analysis leaves unanswered the question of what legitimate role generalists can play. Three points to ponder in closing: in an era when excellence is required for national success, why should we allow students without a deep understanding of at least one topic to call themselves university ‘graduates? Conversely, in an era when interactions between disciplines is more frequent, why should we allow students without a broad background across all disciplines to call themselves university graduates‘? Why not expect both? David Brewer Sys Des Eng
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To the editor, This is iri response to Mr. Csele’s recent Imprint letter, “Nuclear development basis for improved living conditions.” I take issue with most of what he had to say about nuclear power. Further, 1 am a scientist, and know of many others who share my feelings. 1 do not believe as he seems to, that nuclear opinions have to do with one’s depth of scientific knowledge (although there are certainly tendencies toward this battern since most of us with extensive scientific ; knowledge have a vested interest in I seeing the industries needy of our style of knowledge perpetuated). We can quibble all day about the “facts” and 1 will do a little of this myself, but the most distressing side of Mr. Csele’s letter (and he stands alongside such campus luminaries as Professor M urray M 00-Y oung who claims that b’iotech students require little in the way of social education) ‘emerges as a more deep-rooted delusion of grandeur. Science has NOT “proven that nuclear power can bring more good than harm.” Science can prove such things as the existence of gravity or the mortality rate of healthy lab mice when exposed to certain levels” of dioxin. Science is not capable of defining, was never intended to define, and has no place defining “good” and “harm” in a social context. That our undergraduates, graduates and even faculty of the day carry such delusions. is very serious and dangerous. These concerns are for the arena -of social debate. The notion that the institutions of science and technology have a right to set social policy is dominant, and in fact most people seem to unwittingly agree. The danger becomes one of values being set by these institutions. For example, somewhere along the line, somebody decided cancer was the main (only) public health concern surrounding the nucle,r industry. (1 will ignore the concern that epidemiologic studies in this area have often been mired in secrecy and partial in their modes of inquiry). This agenda comes from a science-dominated group of decision-makers. But what about the noncancerous medical consequences of increased background low-level radiation in our environment? Sure11 it is possible and even likely that such effects as a gradual weakening of our immune systems over successive generations experiencing increased exposure are being Don’t laugh. Has manifested. anyone investigated this? And if so, how? What happened to their results? Are they still receiving funding’? These are important questions? ASk anyone on the street what health effects concern them vis-a-vis nuclear issues and they will identify cancer. This is because scietice under the delusion that it is justified in setting social values has defined cancer as the only health effect that should concern us. When the Sellafield nuclear plant in England discharges vast amount of contaminated water into the Irish Sea and the piant spakesperson announces no danger to health in the press, “danger: has been defined for everyone. What is this Sellafield management’s definition of “danger” and who gave them the right to impose it on all of us‘? It is a sad‘state of affairs when vested interests set social agendas with little critique. This in fact, is a mockery of democracy. Essentially, Mr. Csele, in his letter, defends CANDU technology on the basis of the indispensibility of byproduct radioisotopes for medical and food preservation technologies. This is a distressingly one-sided analysis. The nuclear issue is far more complex. Look with the mild-- est of magnifying glasses and the inextricable link between “civilian” and “military” nuclear technology is blatant. d Canada’s role has been no fairy
tale in this regard. India acquired nuclear military capabilities direct11 from its CANDU technology. The Orwellian accomplishment of the century has to be the U.S. Department of Energy, civilian by name, but military by act. In 1981,41.4per cent of the DOE budget was devoted directly to weapons production and deployment. (So next time you see U.S. Dept. of Defense spending figures, remember to include those DOE figures too) If we were seriously interested in saving lives and feeding people in the “Third World” (PRIMARILY!), Cobalt-60 food irridation is a pea in the bucket compared to the work possible with even the slightest realloctiion of funds from military nuclear spending (and hence civilian‘?) to meaningful development assistance. -Mr. Csele tells us “we may h&v$ to live with a small amount of waste”; once again a value judgment. Small in size, yes, but the most concen- ’ trated poison on earth!! Care to store a few ounces of Plutonium in your freezer, Mr. Csele? As for the
low level waste, Uranium mill tailings etc., no, we do not have to live with them. Most often Native peoples do. I suppose their lives aren’t as important as ours. It is always interesting to note how ‘uncritical of social hypothesis testing, scientists can be, when their profession has trained them to be scrupulously critical of hypothesis testing in the laboratory. It has been w-experience that the “process” of science in its social context is not one of looking for large scale social problems and objectively seeking the scientific part of the solution but rather, developing technologies and then seeking application. If you are selling new shoes, you are not likely to recommend shoe repair as a soiution to a worn shoe. We need to open our eyes. Read some history. Dare to think in bigger circles. The worst it can do is scare us. Daniel Schulman PH.D student Earth Sciences
Hbmosex.tiality is a sin,’ the Lord would mind To- the editor, with sinners. That is why he sent his I’m w.riting in response to Chris son Jesus to die for us on the cross to Gerrard’s article that appeared in use his blood to wash away our sins the “A Different, Light” column so that we can come into relationunder the title of “The Lord Won’t ship with God again. Mind” (Imprint Feb 6). Yes, Chris, you are right. God is As a Christian, it hurts me to see love, God forgives and God is faithpeople devoting themselves to ful. But as much as he is almighty he search for something that isn’t there. is also just and strict about his word. Chris, you mentioned in your-article He hates sin, but he loves us, all of that you went on a “faith quest” to us. He sent his only son to die for us, find harmony between homosexualnot just the Christians, but each and ity and God, and that you’ve found every one of us so that we may find the peace that you were looking for eternal life in him. As a Christian, I in the Bible. There are a few things , do not condemn your sexuality as it that, as a Christian, I *am. obligated is not up to me to judge or condemn. to say. But I pray that through reading the,, Homosexuality is a sin. 1 wish Bible, you will get right with God there were prettier ways to say it or to and receive his eternal -love. I’11 be make jt less blunt but there aren’t. In writing over the next few weeks to ’ the Bible, it was stated clearly in the discuss with you your findings in the book of Romans, (1: 24-27). Here, Bible. Hopefully it will be a learning homosexuality was described as experience for both of us. “shameful lust” and “indecent acts”. with love There can be no harmony between Alfred God and sin. God cannot fellowship Yr. 3 Economics
English Mice offensive To the editor, I am writing this letter in response to Alan Vanderhoek’s article the real World: English Mice (Imprint, Jan. 30). Mr. Vanderhoek’s audacity I found offensive. It also revealed his naivete. Mr. Vanderhoek was of the opinion that he knew no one who was functionally illiterate. I would like to know if Mr, Vanderhoek makes it a regular practice of his to read his friends’ essays. Has he even seen a university essay, I wonder, since he is not in Arts? 1 suspect that Mr. Vanderhoek has based his opinion on the colloquial speaking skills of his friends. Literacy is the ability to read and write. The students’ literacy is what is being tested, not their oral skills. Students who are not in Arts are in danger of either losing or not even learning good writing skills. Communication skills are perhaps the most important job skills one cati possess. That includes the ability to write competently (not just functionally) as well as to speak well. Writing skills, unlike oral communication skills, are not practiced frequently by all students. Poor writing skills, therefore, can be covered up in’everyday life. The ELPE provides a means to uncover the weakness, to alert students of a possible deficiency of an important skill.
My arguments raise an interesting follow-up question’: should universities also introduce an oral communication proficiency ’ exam? An intriguing question, but one that deals with several different problems than <he ELPE does and should be debated. I compliment the University of Waterloo for introducing the new “speech skills” courses for nondrama students. It is a progressive step. Universities have a duty to those they serve, students and society in general, to ensure that students graduate.with good job skills and that includes the ability to communicate. , Frank Trovato ’ 2nd year English CO-OP
Thanks, Rob To the editor, Congratulations to Rob Day on his excellent Debunking columns. In a world being over-run with irrationality, it is refreshing to see someone exposing the frauds for what they are. Although Rob Day is unlikely to dissuade any “true believers”, . he strips them of’ any cloak of respectability they may have had. Their highly dubious claims are not supported by science and reason; they are simply highly dubious (if not out and out ridiculous) claims. Robert Tarr
FORTurnkeys dispute daims CC is in, desperately poor condition To the editor, In response to Mr. EL Alexander’s letter last week about the condition of the Campus Centre, for the most part,, we agree; however we do not think the situation is quite so desperate. Although the furniture and carpets are showing their age and the styles and ideals that were bestowed upon the Campus Ceiitr&s design and construction are not current, I
would hardly call it a dump. It is still a haven for many students and still a comfortable one, judging by the numbers of patrons still frequenting the CC. 1 can’t believe too many people have been forced away from “Your Place” in disgust. Indeed, why not redecorate the place? Plans are underway for upkeep and improvements.. This involved new furniture for the Great
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To the edito;,’
lrregardless of weather you agree with some of the stuff Alan Vanderhoek wrote in the Jan. 30 Imprint (The Real World: English Mice), especially some of the facts and figures he was for all intense purposes write. A university should look for and de-
u velop imagination not gramtiar. A new idea expressed poorly is bettier than a plagiarized idea expressed well. Besides how much imagination does it take to know just won weighto spella word. Neil Paterson 2nd year Optometry.
Peter D. Lowe Turnkey 3B Physics
Apocalypse Now contains strange ironies for vegetarians tiixd dead cows . l
John is a friend of mine who is intrigued by my vegetarianism more than he is threatened by it. He is certainly the exception rather than the rule, as.&ost people feel I am condemning them personally. I still can’t figure that one out. John is by no stretch of the imagination a vegetarian either. The other day John asked me if I’ve ever seen the scene in Apocalypse Now where the bull is slaughtered. Most people who have seen it still recall that event vividly in their minds - how the bull was clubbed with such a concentrated blow to the shoulders that chunks of flesh flew everywhere as the enormous animal cracked wide open, exposing the pale pink muscular interior. “Oh, 1 saw that alright . . . “ 1 said, “that was really gross.” But John was amazed at my nonchalance about this scene, being a vegetarian and all. He figtired 1 would have some extra aversion to watching them slaughter the bull right in the middle of the movie. I think that scene upset him more than it did me. “But you’re a vegetarian -- I mean, you don’t even eat
dead animals, how can you watch them actually killing one?” 1 thought about that for a minute and I had to laugh. “I think I can watch a scene like that a lot more easily than someone who knows they’re going to have to eat roast beef for dinner after the movie.” John didn’t appreciate my humour at all, and proceeded to change the subject. 1 thought about it a bit morethough, and strange ironies began to occur to me. Everyone who sees Apocalypse has to wince during that scene - it was so intensely portrayed, it was simply yukky. But animals die every day - millions of them, actually - in slaughterhouses, not on film, mind you. Then they’re wrapped in plastic, sold, cooked and eaten. Not to‘ sound callous toward the bull in the movie, but why did the death of this one isolated animal bother so many people who don’t mind the death of millions more? Simply because they had to watch it? John thought it strange that 1 was chuckling to myself as he put forth his most recent prediction for the future of WWF Pro-Wrestling. 1 told him I was still laughing about the movie we were just speaking of. “Kathy”, he said, “maybe you should take this vegetarian thing a little more seriously. s
The homeless in Kitchener are not all I * “old men”, 60% are under 35 .
by Donna Szomenauer Walking in downtown Toronto, one can see any number of homeless people wandering the streets. Some are huddled in alleys, some wear plastic bags and still others seek shelter from a stack of cardboard boxes. The image of these people is very clear in our minds an elderly man or woman looking dirty and desolate \ clutching a few possessions. _ However, the reality is that this sceqe; is common in the comfortable and safe city of Kitchener. These elderly men and women exist here as well but the truth is that in 1985, 60 per cent of the homeless in K-W were under 35 years of age and currently 20 per cent are women. Facts that lay to rest a stereotype. In the K-W area there is evidence of a real problem. ‘Missions, boarding houses and places like The House of Friendship, a shelter for homeless men, are filled. The St. John’s Soup Kitchen sees a large number of the homeless and those on welfare. Joe Mancini, of the Working Centre and the soup kitchen, stated that in a given week 10 people are truly homeless, meaning that, they have nowhere to go and 30-40 people have some sort of temporary shelter. The soup kitchen serves 200 meals a day to residents of the area, most who have been in the region for five years or more. A typical meal consists of soup and sandwiches with an occasional meal of potatoes and vegetables. A ready supply of coffee and donuts is available for a pair of chilled hands. Many of the people who go to the soup kitchen are on welfare, family benefits, pensions or are working parttime. They often live in downtown rooming houses, although some sleep in coffee shops or in billiard halls.
Campus Question Have you been satisfied with the type of housing you’ve been at Waterloo?
The staff at the soup kitchen, ,according to Mancini, do their best to make everyone comfortable and often other staff from the Working Centre assist in job search for some of the homeless. Mancini attributes the problem to a lack of housing in Kitchener and stiff competition with a vacancy rate of one apartment for every 1,000. With the situation reaching a crisis point, rion-profit groups are raising awareness on the homeless issue and the provincial government is beginning to provide money for new housing projects. In the meantime, people are cold and hungry. ‘Organizations such as the St. John’s Soup Kitchen must rely on operating grants from the ministry of social services, donations (accounting for one third of finances), and volunteers. Perhaps we need no,t look further than our own city to see the suffering. One quarter of the world’s population is without adequate shelter, according to the United Nations. 1987 has been named International Year of Shelter for the Homeless by the United Nations General Assembly. To draw attention to this issue and gain support, the Canadian Associatioq of Housing and Renewal Officials and the International Council on Social Welfare Canada are sponsoring a Canadian Conference in September, 1987 in Ottawa. Not only will the Canagian need for help to the homeless be addressed but the conference participants will also discuss housing problems in developing countries. More information on International Year of Shelter for the Homeless and the Canadian Conference is available in the WPIRG resource centre, GSC, room 123, under the smokestack.
Yes. I applied to Village last year but didn’t make it because they lost my application. I found something no problem anyway.
In the units where I’m living they informed they may renovate and/or convert to family dwelling in September. If they renovate, single rooms will go for $260. That’s over double what 1’m paying now. There’s no way I can afford that.
Rosemarie 1B Math
Ron Vanderlinde 3B Math
The student housing is terrible. It’s overpritied for, what you get and then on top of that they make you take out a lease 50 you’re forced to sublet.
Hall and new looks for other parts of the CC, but as everything in our world ’ (that is UW) this requires money and there is a lot of competition for that these days. Some fund‘ing is available and until logistics permit we will make the best of what we have. This is what the Turnkeys have been trying to do for a long time and what patrons of the Campus Cer/tre must do if 0-u’ building is to remain standing (so to speak). It follows that the condition of the CC is the responsibilit’y of those who use it as well as those who work in it. In this regard we ask for the help of everyone who walks through the doors of the Campus Centre to maintain it and keep it clean. It’s not hard. Use ashtrays, throw out your coffee cups and respect what little is left of the furniture.
The Vegetarian World
I have always been happy (although I’ve had to live in Kitchener!) but sometimes 1 think it’s an important issue since I know a lot of people who have had problems.
Lorraine Reaume English (Grad. Studies)
J. Kim 3B Science
My problem finding housing, ing for it.
hasn’t been it’s been pay-
Ian ‘Morrison 4B Mech. Eng.
It used to be very cheap to live in student ghettos. However the situation is going downhill fast life seems meaningless.
The Yellow Brick Road of Career Plannim
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Career Services will be conducting a series of workshops for students on effective means of securing employment. These hour-long sessions are open to all students and will be held in Needles Hall room 1020. Sign-up sheets are available one week prior to the workshops in Needles Hall room 100 1. Self-assessment and preparing to write your resume sessions will be offered February 17 from 1 I:30 to 12:30, February 26 from 12:30 to 1:30 and March.10 from 3:30 to 4:30. An interview skills workshop will be offered on Feb- _ - ruary 19 from 11:30 to 12:30. Helpful hints in writing an effective resume sessions will be offered February 18 from 11:30 to 12:30, March 3 from 12:30 to I :30 and March I 1 from 3:30 to 4:30.
by Alan Vanderhoek Imprint staff
Debunking: After the last less-than-cordial reception 1 received from the Maranatha Christian Fellowship, 1 was pleasantly surprised to find a much more civil (dare 1 say friendly‘?) group of people at last Monday’s presentation of the movie The Silent Witness, a film dealing with the evidence supporting the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin. The guest speaker was Hunter Fite, a native of Alabama who was quite . prepared to give me a chance to voice my opinions and who kept the lively audience debate just rolling along. And even though Mr. Fite and 1do not come close to seeing eye to eye on religious issues, he was more than happy to discuss any of the points, religious or scientific, that 1 raised. All in all, a major improvement over last week. And having said that, I can now savage the film with a clear conscience. As a quick refresher course, the Shroud of Turin is believed to be the burial shroud of Christ, based on the faded but unmistakable images on it of a man who has suffered crucrfixion. The shroud contains both a frontal and dorsal view of the body and carries the marks commonly associated with Christ’s crucifixion - nail holes piercing the wrists,
Sessions on overseas jobs will be offered February 25 from 1 I:30 to 12:30 and March 12 from 1I:30 to 12:30. Small business: is it for me‘? - this three-part series will examine such areas as advantages/ disadvantages, getting started, drafting a business plan, obtaining financing, types of business and legal advice. These ses- -, sions will be held on March 2 from 1I:30 to 12:30, March 4 from II:30 to 12:30 and March 6 from II:30 to
“I’ve spent most of the last 20 years of my life asking, where am I, why’s it going so fast, and how do I get off. Agree or‘disagree .” The above is a newly discovered test for student burnout. The questionnaire presented last term by the good Reverend York on this topic seemed a trifle on the average (yawn) side, but you’ll be pleased to know that following extensive research 1 was able to boil his test down into this one lone statement., The Reverend York’s version, it will be remembered, failed to get to the heart of things, dealing only with surface symptoms easily discernible by anyone possessing even a smattering of personal insight. An item in the good Reverend’s quiz which particularly amused me was “I have no interest in sex.” In reality, the need for sexual expression is always present, regardless of how you do your fucking (options include fucking up, fucking the dog, etc.). What’s important about sex is n~hjf you do it rn the first place. (eg. instinct, higher cerebral motivation, or whatever) as well as hoti’ the animal urges are modified by the grinding nrocesses of university life.
by Robert Day Imprint staff
Bring your own resume for analysis to one of the resume critiquing sessions on February 23 from 3:30 to 4:40, March 4 from 12:30 to 1:30, March 13 from IO:30 to 1 I:30 and March 18 form 3:30 to 4:30. A workshop on asserting yourself in the job interview will be offered February 26 from 3:30 to 5:30. A session on creative job search strategies will be offered on March 5 from 12:30 to 1:30.
One way in which the sex drive is transformed over the course of a semester is that the normal lust for flesh slowly develops into a craving for true love and compassion. For those of you with something less than perfect mental health, this is also the period when the walls of your world begin to close in upon you, and you hear demonic voices keening in the night-wind of your mind. So you reach out and clutch someone. Close, to your heart, only to gratefully discard them when exams are over and it’s Time To Go Home. In any event, if you agreed with the test question, as I did, it is quit possible that much of this article will have significant meaning to you, will strike a responsive chord in your soul, if you have one. If you disagreed, and have managed to remain burnout-free, 1 congratulate you and predict great things for your future, including, but not limited to, a successful research career in Library Science and the acquisition of a (smallish) house in the suburbs, complete with station wagon and pink flamingos on the lawn
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lance wound in the side, and unbroken legs. The last point is significant since it was normal practice to break the legs to speed the onset of death, while the nails are unusual as it was common to simply tie the victims to the support. All of these characteristics are used by believers to support the allegation that this is indeed the Holy Shroud. Unfortunately, one of the most damning sources of evidence against the accuracy of these marks is, strangely enough, the Bible itself. One searches in vain through the Gospels of Matthew, Mark or Luke for any mention of these specific wounds; the appropriate verses mention simply “crucifixion*‘, nothing else. The sole source of these gory details is the fourth Gospel, the Gospel of John, where John 19:35 seems to imply that John is getting his information from a reliable witness, “And he that saw it bare record, and his record was true . . . “ And why should we believe this witness? No problem, says John, “Forthese things weredone, that the scripture should be fulfilled. . . “, referring to predictions made in Exodus, Zechariah and Psalms describing the precise injuries Jesus would suffer. Are you getting the impression that John is trying awfully hard to get his narrative to fulfill previous
Biblical predictions, possibly at the cost of objectivity? In addition, modern Biblical scholars such as G. Bornkamm and H. Conzelmann have stated that, because of the theological conception that has been incorporated into the Gospel of John, it cannot be- taken seriously as a historical source. p Another problem with the shroud lies in the orientation of the images. The shroud measures 1.1 by 4.4 metres, and the images are situated as if the body had been placed face up with the feet at one end, and the excess shroud above the body had been folded over top back down to the feet. This certainly contradicts the widespread belief of how victims were placed in a shroud, and again contradicts passages in all four Gospels, which state that Jesus was either “wrapped*’ or “wound” in the shroud. The film glossed over this by simply stating that this should not be considered unusual. And to think 1 had worried about this picky little detail. Silly me. All of the above, however, pales in comparison with the most devastating e.vidence against the authenticity of the Shroud - its own history, or sin-. gular lack of it. The very first written reference to the Shroud is from 1357, when it first appeared on display in Lirey, France.
There was absolutely no indication of where it had been for the previous 13 centuries, and it was immediately denounced as a hoax by a local clergyman, Bishop Henri de Poitiers. His protests cancelled the exhibition, but by 1389 they were in full swing again;prompting de Poitier’s successor, Bishop Pierre d’Arcis, to write a nasty letter to Pope Clement ‘VII, explaining the situation. A translation of the letter appears in Ian Wilson’s book The Shroud of Turin, and makes for fascinating reading. In the letter d’Arcis, referring to the shroud, writes that de Poitiers “. . . after diligent inquiry and examination. . . discovered the fraud and how the said cloth had been cunningly painted, the truth being attested by the artist who painted it . . . ” (emphasis mine). The response from Pope Clement was an order that the exhibit should be accompanied by a notice stating that the cloth was a “copy or repres-
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entation.” Needless to say, this disclaimer eventually wandered off and the rest is history. This entire incident was dismissed by the film with the statement that, after the shroud appeared in Lirey, a local clergyman claimed it was a fraud. You blinked, you missed it. Given all of this unfavorable evidence, one would think that there would exist at least a healthy skepticism concerning the Shroud. Not so. Even though the Vatican, to their credit, has never taken an official stance on the Shroud, it is worshipped by millions as a genuine holy relic, which eventually resulted in the formation in 1978 of a serious scientific research team who took it upon themselves to deal, with this nagging issue once and for all. Was it or wasn’t it? Only .the Shroud of Turin Research Project team knows for sure, and you can read about their earthshaking, mind-boggling (and ofttimes bone-headed) conclusions right here, one week from today.
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.WCRI claims edge over tbwnhouses in W’loo student Ihousing construction by Phil Bimbaum Imprint staff Although not all 800 rooms will be up for grabs this fall, Waterloo’s two new student residence complexes are expected to be up and running by September, 1987, or January, 1988. The two independent townhouse complexes will house 400 students each. The long-awaited UW North Campus townhouses will be started this March. Because of the later start on construction, that project is not expected complete in time for next fall, said UW Dean of Students Ernie Lucy, although “we might be surprised.” Some of the townhouses will be completed by September, howe’ter, and UW will be accepting applications for those units “fairly soon,” he said. The UW project follows months of discussion and negotiation between the Federation of Students and UW administration over finances. It is described as “phase 1” of a plan that would eventually see four 400.stu-
dent townhouse complexes on cam-. pus. If the first complex proves financially viable, and interest rates stay low, the other phases will be built, Lucy said, although he would not specify a date. Construction began in December. on the new Waterloo Co-operative Residence, Inc. (WCRI) complex on Phillip Street, which is expected ready for September, 1987 occupancy. WCRI is a co-operative, non-profit, member-owned residence currently operating the Phillip Street and Dag Hammarskjold residences in Waterloo. It promotes itself as “built, owned, and operated by students.” The decision to expandivas made by the co-op’s membership last summer. The UW complex will be located on the northwest corner of Columbia Street and Westmount Road, while WCRl’s apartments will be located on Phillip Street across from UWs central stores building. WCRI will begin accepting appiicatior 1s early in March, its general manager, Christie Baldwin, said. But not
all 400 rooms will be available to new applicants because of the Co-op’s seniorit,, system. Under. that scheme, those who have previously lived longest at Co-op (Co-op’s residence and apartment divisions currently house some 600) are entitled first choice of accommodations. Baldwin said he expects a heavy demand from current occupants of the residence divisions, who will fill a substantial portion of the new buildings. Although WCRl will be able to accept an additional 400 residents, the openings may be mainly in the residence division. Although Baldwin did not estimate how many new apartments would be available for new applicants, he expressed confidence that at least some would be available after the needs of the Co-op’s current residents were met. UWs townhouses will be open only to upper-year UW students, while WCRI’s development is open to any student of either of Waterloo’s universities. The UW restriction is to compensate for Village Two being
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Photo shows architect’s drawings of the Waterloo Co-operative Residence Inc. apartments currently under construction on Phillip Street. The complex is expected to house about 400 students and should be ready for occupancy by September.
open to frosh only, Lucy said. The Village restriction is to ensure as many first-year students as possible have a place to live their first term ,in Waterloo, he said. The WCRI development will consist of 94 units, of which about twothirds are three-bedroom apartments and one-third bi-level, four-bedroom apartments. A community centre is also included in the which will include development, WCRI offices and laundry facilities. UWs complex consists of 100 four-bedroom townhouses, with a central laundry facility and tuck shop. Rooms are roughly the same size in both residences. Because of the co-operative nature of WCRI, residents will be required to perform regular work duties such as mopping, maintenance work, or managing. Each member will likely be required to perform one hour of such duties per week. Both residences will require residents to assume a one-year lease, and both will allow men and women to occupy the same unit. UWs townhouses will be furnished; WCRi’s apartments will not. The decision to furnish the townhouses, Lucy said, was based on convenience to students. Each unit will include a dining room table and chairs, easy chairs in the living room, a stove, and large refrigerator. All four bedrooms will be identically furnished with a bed, bureau, mirror, and desk. In addition, Lucy said, the townhouses have been specially designed for heavy use, with the possibility of students moving in and out every few months. In addition to choosing the furniture itself, UW will pr.ovide heavy-duty fu<tures in the bathroom, as well as storage areas in every house, Lucy said. The WCRI decision to offer unfurnished apartments, Baldwin said, is based on student preference. “Expethence has shown that people like to have the -option of providing their own waterbeds, (for instance) . . . people tend to feel more comfortable with their own (furniture).” Each apartment will contain only a stove and refrigerator, he said. 6 But despite furnished rooms and higher construction costs, initial estimates of student rents indicate the UW residence will be chea r. UW estimates a monthly rent of r 235 per student, while WCRI estimates run
from $250 to $265 per month~l-lowever, WCRI policy allows one double room per unit, so rents could be as low as $187.50 per student if four students occupy a $750 three-bedroom apartment. Both UW and WCRI attribute the price difference to an interest-free loan of $1 million provided by the Ontario Government to U-W. “It made the difference . . . in terms of rents that are realistic,” Lucy said. Rent estimates were also lowered last Thursday when contractors’ bids were opened and proved some $200,000 lower than the expected $8 million figure. The cost of the WCRI project, by contrast, is $6.3 million, ’ which includes the land purchase. WCRI, for its part, had attempted to approach Waterloo city council to waive $114,000 worth of lot levies (fees paid to cover government maintenance costs on the property), and failed. The residence will next approach the provincial government for assistance. WCRI’s Baldwin, however, is quick to point out that the coop project is financially viable even without government assistance. “We can still stand up and say, ‘We did it on our own.’ . . . It’s an achievement the (co-op) can be proud of,” he said. Regardless of whether rents can be brought down or not, both UW and WCRI express confidence that their residences will be in high demand. “There is going to be the demand. it’s a nice environment for students,” said Federation of Students Vice President Matt Erickson, who has been active throughout the UW project. “We’re both providing quality and helping the quantity of student housing (in Waterloo),” he said. Baldwin agrees that neither project will have trouble finding residents, but claims that WCRI will be in higher demand, both because of such issues as proximity to campus - the residence will be a parking lot away from the Engineering and Davis buildings - and the larger issue of self-regulation. “It depends on whether (UW administration) will be as unyielding in some of their policies as they are in Village. . . people (are) in a position to have input into how they live here. Every financial decision, every (policy) decision (is made by those who live here).”
Photo shows art&?& iersioti of the proposed Caloath Campus townhouses to be constructed by the university. The first phase of the project would provide housing for 400 students. No startina date has vet been set.
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Complaints by Doug Thompson Imprint staff “The janitors (at UW) aren’t very intelligent” according to Jan Leban, a former president of CUPE (Canadian Union of Public Employees) local 793 of which they are members. UWs janitors, formally known as “custodians”, are lumped together in one union with other Plant Operations staff, and represent just less than half the total membership. The non-custodial staffs opinion of the janitors tends to be pretty low. Nu-
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charges brought to his attention and with the janitors themselves”. He said “they cannot live together” or agree take appropriate action. among themselves. This division Although ack?owiedging the presence of some intimidation and the within the janitorial ranks allows the smaller numbers of Food Services fact of punishment floors he staunchly maintained that custodiand Grounds personnel to control the union. ans had nothing to worry about. If Most of the complaints never someone signs a grievance, the come to the attention of manage. union will always act, Leban said, adment, according to Pat Robertson, ding that some of the grievances were vexatious. university vice-president in charge of Plant Operations. However, he insists As for the charge that the union is .“married” that if any university employee is to management, he said threatening or abusing any other em“we have a good relationship with ployee, “1 want to hear about it”. He , management, around here you have to in order to get the job done.” promosed to investigate any such
Besides describing custodians as well as their night supervisor Dennis Mustin (a former custodian), as generally “low in intelligence”, Leban said that many of them are “lazy”, “don’t want to work’. He insisted that no one has ever been fired in the 18 years he has worked at UW for filing a grievance. He did concede however, that intimidation was not unknown. He cited two instances of foremen being disciplined for threatening custodial staff, and reluctantly conceded that punishment of those filing grievances was not unknown. “I complained, and I got punished’ he said.
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Students and staff should beware of the numerous thefts that have been occurring on campus. According to Fred Stewart, the acting headof UWs security department, the problem has slowed down recently but students and staff should nevertheless be more careful of their belongings. He said people are too trustworthy on campus and tend to be careless with their valuables. From December 2, 1986 to January 16, 1987, there have been at least 14 wallets stolen, among other items such as purses. Stewart said he believes that there are professional thieves coming, on to the campus and “doing their dirty deeds” here. He cited the example of one man who poses as a member of UW security staff by wearing the distinctive green pants and yellow shirt that can be purchased at various outlets in the city. This particular man has been seen on campus for more than two years. The problem of campus thefts is ongoing and Stewart asks the university community to beware of their belongings and anyone who notices any suspicious activities is asked to notify the security department immediately.
just released Biennial Report for the Faculty of Arts at Waterloo. The report describes how the faculty had to plan a permanent reduction of $400,000 in its annual . operating budget because of the underfunding situation. Future budget cuts are looked upon with uncer- . tainty; however, Dean R.K Banks stresses in the introduction that “if the test of our vitality is the ability to make progress in hard times, we can indeed be optimistic about the future of the Faculty of Arts”. Included is a contingency plan called The Fourth Decade in Arts. A variety of topics are highlighted. Some interesting issues have emerged due to a proposed greater emphasis on independent study, bilingualism as a requirement, and collegial learning. By collegial learning, the Fourth Decade committee regrets that be cause students in Arts rarely see the same faces in two different classes, there is a lack of opportunity to associate with “colleagues with whom to develop an identity, a shared joy of learning and discovery and the vital ‘academic give-and-take of collegial discussion’*. The book also presents the reports of the various departments in the Arts Faculty. Scholarly activities by the faculty are listed and students who made the Dean’s list are also given credit. The contents of the report apply to data from July, 1983 to December, 1985. UW president Doug Wright welcomed the advent of the report at the February 3 board of governors meeting. He said that the embarrassment caused by the media’s over-estimation of Waterloo solely as a “techie” school will perhaps begin to decline. Copies of the report are available around campus.
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Percentage-wise, Carlton received the majority of the vote from Renison College, the Faculty of Engineering, Math, and from the coop mail-out. His closest rival, Mitchell, received the majority of the vote from Independent Studies, Optometry, Environmental Studies, the Faculty of Arts, and from Science. Last year a total of 29.6 per cent of eligible voters cast ballots. A beaming Carlton did say that he is going to look at all of the candie date’s ideas and possibly combine them with his own to formulate pal. icy for the 1987-88 Federation of Stu dents. An insight into the goals and priorities of the new Federation presi dent’s administration will appear in the next Imprint .lssue. Comments from the unsuccessful candidates will also be published.
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School gram, now in its second year. Graduates of the program have a better than 90 per cent pass rate when writing examinations to qualify for professional designation as accountants - that is, examinations written either for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, or the Society of Management Accountants of Ontario. (Across Canada, only a little more than half those who write the exams pass.) ‘Thus our students are doing very well,” summarizes Hanna, “and this is particularly gratifying because we require things of them that do not particularly contribute to their performance during the professional examinations. For instance, we require a research report and we also require that they take courses on research methodology. While this may be of no immediate help to someone seeking professional status, we see it as very worthwhile for their long-term professional development.” Research has helped the school achieve a growing reputation in Canada as a centre for new ideas and findings related to accounting, frnance and management control. One consequence of this activity is that the school is currently proposing to launch a Ph.D. program,shortly to be assessed by the Ontario Council on Graduate. Studies. “At the same time, we are always concerned - we have to be - that our research and graduate teaching efforts not be permitted to detract from the quality of the undergraduate program,” Hanna says. “Indeed, we feel we can make a good case for saying the former activities actually work to the benefit of the latter, by helping us attract excellent faculty who will teach all accounting students.” The School’s activities benefit from the advice of an accounting advisory committee comprising more than 40 senior professional accountants and businessmen from across
launched Canada. David Higginbotham, a partner with Price Waterhouse, Toronto, an advisory council member, and cochairman of a recently-formed school of accountancy campaign committee, is a strong supporter of the new.UW entity. “The school’s creation clearly identifies the significant contribution Waterloo is making to the profession,” he says. “It also identifies accounting as a major part of university life. Moreover, while the school provides specialized training needed by those seeking to enter the accounting profession, it provides as well a breadth of background that we in the profession like them to have.” Higginbotham says accountants also welcome the research contributions, to the profession, of the school’s faculty members and graduate students. “They bring the freshness and breadth of outlook to the examination of some of our most significant problems that can only be found in a university environment,” he says, “and that is always advantageous.” “The profession has been extremely supportive and extremely helpful,” Hanna concludes, noting that now that the School of an Accountancy is a reality, UW is planning a fund drive to support its activities. Objectives of the funding campaign include: - establishment of special chairs to ’ attract top flight researchers and leaders within the academic world to the campus to enhance the school’s activities; - the hiring of additional staff (the student-teacher ratio is close-to-desperate at the moment); - improving computer and library resources; - providing the school with a muchneeded, customized buildjng of its OWlI.
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Percentage-wise, Carlton received the majority of the vote from Renison College, the Faculty of Engineering, Math, and from the co-op mail-out. His closest rival, Mitchell, received the majority of the vote from lndependent Studies, Optometry, Environmental Studies, the Faculty of Arts, and from Science. Last year a total of 29.6 per cent of eligible voters cast ballots. A beaming Carlton did say that he is going to look at all of the candi. date’s ideas and possibly combine them with his own to formulate pal. icy for the 198788 Federation of Students. An insight into the goals and priori. ties of the new Federation presi dent’s administration will appear in the next Imprint ,lssue. Comments from the unsuccessful candidates will also be published.
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CFS has a three-fold mandate that covers a broad range of concerns the quality of post-secondary education (PSE), its accessibility, and the quality of student life. Macerollo explained three ways CFS is approaching this responsibility. Representatives stationed in Ottawa are actively lobbying government officials with regards to the needs and concerns of students. “We keep the beat on Parliament frill,” he said. CFS has also placed fieldworkers around the countj; Waterloo’s rep is Una O’Reilly: These people keep in touch with local campus issues as, well as give advice to student councils about issues shared by b&h parties. CFS provides a range of services to students as well, including the Student Saver Card, the International Student Identification Card, the Student Work Abroad Program (SWAP), and the Canadian Programming Service, which allows students to hear such lecturers as ANC representative Yusuf Saloojee (recently-gracing Waterloo’s campus). The major concern for Macerollo now, however, is raising the public consciousn&s about the state of PSE in Canada.
1here IS no natlonal perspectwe on PSE, he said. As a result, the federal and provincial government are fighting over whowill bear the financial responsibility of providing such education to the electorate, while both the students and the nation are suffering because of it. A division on the issue of federal transfer payments, which help to fund education and health in the provinces, is evidence that the lack of a common goal is economically detrimental to the people. .To address this problem, Macer0110 said that CFS is suggesting a national advisory board on PSE. Progressive Conservatiire MP Bill Rompkey has - reintroduced a private member’s bill (C-228) which calls for such a council to be established. However, Macerollo is skeptical that this bill will reach the floor of the House of Commons, as many private member’s bills are unsucdessfui. Rather, he suggests the federal government should introduce such a bill as one of its own and fight for this needed structure as a whole.
In his November Speech from the Throne, Prime Minister Brian Mulroney pledged support for a national forum on PSE for the spring. Macer0110 is suspicious the . pledge is merely symbolic so the CFS and other groups will be pacified into silence. Spring is approaching, yet CFS has not been contacted about a forum, suggesting any action will be either too rushed to be effective or simply a token gesture. “If they meant this to be something, they should have suggested it with us and other interest groups,” said Macerollo. “I’m not satisfied that any attempt has been made at this.”
U-S lobbied Yarliament Hill recently, when they met with representatives of the three federal parties November 4. While the Liberals and New Democrats sent prominent members to respond to the issues, the Tories showed “a pretty pathetic performance,” according to Macer0110. He suggests such response demonstrates their priority for student issues; Minister of Employment Benoit Bouchard was not there. Still, Macerollo sees the lobbying as having been effective, as it showed the government leaders the students are concerned and told some of them, at least, what those concerns are. A rntijbr financial problem for the individual student is Canada Student Loans. “A mortgage is for a home, not (a degree),” said Macerollo. He said accessible education is not a luxtiry anymore, but a necessity. One of the priorities of CFS would be to replace the Canada Student Loan system with national bursaries, which would take the financial burden for an education from students, who often owe in excess of $10,000 or $15,000 when they graduate. In most Canadian provinces, Ontario included, an additional hindrance to access is differential fees. In other provinces, foreign students studying in Canada are charged such exorbitant fees, in relation to a citizen’s tuition, that many such students can no longer afford to study in this country. (Last summer, Imprint reported that foreign student enrollment at Waterloo had declined by one-third, due mostly to the effect of differential fees.)
Only Manitoba and Newfoundland have “been smart knough to realize that differential fees are not the route to take,” said Macerollo. He suggested such long-term benefits of ed-
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vernment’s record on job creation. Last year’s Challenge ‘86 has yet to receive a formal evaluation from the federal government. What is known‘, however, is that proportionately more funding went to private-sector employers than to non-profit groups. This fact is cause for concern considering the most satisfying and careeroriented summer jobs may come from non-profit-sector employers. “The private sector is not the be all to end all of this country,” said Macer0110. Further, funding for Challenge ‘87 is $30 million short of last year’s allotment, standing at $180 million. . “They’ll say we’re in ti time of restraint,” Macerollo predicted, “but that’s just complete and utter B.S.” He evaluated the government’s record with youth as deplorable. With cuts in transfer payments, sumver employment funding, the destruction of the Katimavik program, and the &motion of the minister of youth to the minister of state for youth, there is a disservice being done to Canadian young people. I think he’s going to offer a lot of excuses; such as budgetary restraint,” he said, but he will still main, tain optimism that Charest will offer some help.
that CFS lacks ‘a firm direction be cause of internal divisions of focus One critic said the issues of real con& tern to students are ignored as a verbal war between factions wages at meetings where effective lobbyincb should be planned. “The Canadian Federation of Stur hents is only five years old,” said Matcerollo. “It’s going to take a bit of time.” Macerollo believes that while problems existed in the first couple of years within the organization as happens with any young group, there is now a clear direction of concern for student issues. He said the other issues are peripheral insofar as they deviate from the concerns of Canadian students. Yet he argued that the labelling of educational issues is something of a misnomer, as things which may not affect the lives of Canapian students, like social concerns in foreign lands, actually do have implications at home. While such issues are of concern to the CFS, to Macerollo they are the icing on the cake. The common denominator for the organization, and the 50.odd member campuses across the country, is the need to fight for accessible post-secondary education iri Canada.
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UW’s third annual Cultural Caravan, held last Friday evening, proved once again to be a resounding success. There were five pavilions in all, located in various buildings across campus. South Campus Hall housed ASEANS (Association of South East, Asian Students), the Undergrad Lounge in Hagey Hall was India, the Grad House was Korea, the Bombshelter was China, and Fed Hall was Palestine and the Caribbean. UW students combined their efforts and provided samples of their delicious native cuisine, native dances, customs, and other aspects of their cultural heritage, to be shared with fellow students. The evening provided an opportunity for’ everyone to escape the day to day routine of Canadian life and learn something about different cultures. The first place we visited was South Campus Hall, transformed into a South East Asian extravaganza. After everyone had finished tasting the homemade food, the entertainment began. There were tra-
of the super-tight band play a throbbing, sensual brand of reggae which fills dancefloors with bodies swaying languidly to the pulse of the organ and the basslines which thicken the air with tension-and rhythm.
Syren, a couple of burnt-out, peroxide Queen Streeters, did not command attention as one might have hoped with their identical, clear voices, but their harmonies were bewitching and added further depth and texture to Blackwood’s already dense and hypnotic reggae. An impressive array of original material, including the excellent Bewar-e and the encore, Chant Chant, was played as well as the expected reminder of his Messenjah days (Arrested), the obligatory Bob Marley tribute (One Love and a brilliant reading of No Woman No Cry), and a reggaefication of another Bob’s Knocking On Heaven’s Door. The only thing Errol Blackwood needs to do now to ensure a’berth at Reggae Sunsplash for the next decade is to inject some more variety into his set. Compared with most of the glib dancehall reggae which prevails today, Blackwood plays a refreshingly no-frills music, eschewing fashion and gimmickry, but an overriding sameness to most of his songs leaves you quite saturated by the end of his show. Once that’s taken care of, there will be little doubt that by Scott ) world-class reggae can be found on I t.4 these shores.
ditional dances from various groups and even a re-enactment of a wedding “all rolled into a Channel 47style Variety Show” (Paul). The Indian Pavilion, held in Hagey Hall room 280, offered a varied list of entertainment including slide shows, a fashion show and displays of folk dancing. Of course, there was also the ever-wonderful food for the snarfing. THe Korean Pavilion was made rather’difficult to find due to a Folk & Blues Club Coffeehouse which also took place at The Grad House on Friday evening. Meanwhile, at the Bombshelter, the display of Chinese culture was well under way. There were several video screens to provide info on China, as well as food and a table where you could have your name translated into Chinese. We ended the evening at Fed Hall which housed the Caribbean and Palestinian‘festivals. Naturally there were spicy Caribbean and Palestinian munchies available’throughout the evening of folk singing and Caribbean dancing. The Caravan was brought to both a close and a climax by Errol Blackwood’s fine concert at Fed Hall.
M enuhin leads Warsaw Sinfonia by Peter Lawson Imprint staff
lyrical injections from the winds were rushed because of this galloping pace. This rushed stance continued through the lyrically stunning -Andante con moto. If more complimentary tempos had been chosen this symphony would have been the evening’s climax. -
The second installment of the great orchestra series transpired at Centre in the Square on February 4. The legendary violinist Yehudi Menuhin lead the superlative Warsaw Sinfonia through Bach, Schubert, Bacewicz, and Mozart. A 20th century work (1948) comOriginally formed from an exmenced the second half of the evenpanded Polish Chamber Orchestra ing. Concerto for Strings by in April of 1984 (Yehudi -Menuhin Grazyna Bacewicz (1909- 1969) is conducting), the Warsaw Sinfonia a technically difficult work which has evolved into a world-class ensupplied a surprise. The first movesemble. Now contracted as a princiment, Allegro, is very percussive, pal guest conductor, Yehudi the second movement, Andante has Menuhin has guided this unit - weeping tones (pleasant dissonthrough tours of the U.S., Canada, ance), and the third movement, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Viuo, has the spirit of dancing Polish Spain, and Finland and through refolk music. cording sessions. His enthusiasm for new musical challenges drives The scheduled portion of the proMr. Menuhin to perform and congram concluded with an energetic duct with new orchestras like the presentation of Wolfgang AmaWarsaw Sinfonia. deus Mozart’s (1756- 1791) SymHis performance took flight at phony No.40 in G minor, K-550. Centre in the Square with Johann Again Mr. Menuhin set a brisk pace Sebastian Bach’s (1685 1750) but this stance complemented the Concerto No. I in A minor-for Violin bounce of Mozart’s music. Two enand Orchest’ra, B WV 1041. Mr. Mecores (I believe these were Mozart’s nuhin lead the all string orchestra gems) were demanded by the stand(about 25 players) as violin soloist. ing full house before all retired. Both he and the orchestra were in When observing Yehudi Menuhin fine form for this three-movement conducting, the feeling arises that concerto. The second movement, his stooping posture and minimal Andante, was especially delicate, movement suggests he is conductand the concluding Allegro assai ing within himself and not projecting danced with all players bound as his passion outside to his orchestra. one. Now in his seventies there is probaThe Symphony No. 5 in B-flat bly more passion in the soul than the major, D.485 by Franz Schubert body, and this capped energy was (1797-1828) again was tightly perslightly evident in the musical presformed but was hurt by the tempos entation of the Warsaw Sinfonia. set by maestro Menuhin. The first movement, Allegro was too brisk The next concert in the great orand this hasty pace did not fu!ly glorchestras of the world series will ify the muted pathos of Schubert. present the Stuttgart Chamber OrAlso within this movement the short chestra on March 5 at 8 p.m.
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St. Jerome’sprof.hits by Chris Wodskou Imprint staff They say that truth is always stranger than fiction. “They” have obviously never read anything by Eric McCormack. Inspecting The Vaults, just published in Canada and worldwide by mega-book-moguls, Penguin, is the first collection of the amiable St. Jerome’s English professor’s flights of fancy into the world of the unspeakably bizarre and whimsically grotesque. The stories contained include work previously published in various literary journals and old standards which have befuddled, tantalized, and delighted his fanatical hordes of student fans over the past few years. McCormack’s is a strange and wonderful imagination, producing stories that should be revolting in their unseemly ridiculousness, but a deadpan, non-sensationalistic, often first-person narration makes them not only palatable, but believable and addictive, hilarious even. Who else could make you laugh over a story in which a doctor murders his wife and then covers his tracks by se-wing up the hacked-up parts of her body in the abdomens of his four children and the family pets? Elsewhere, there are stories about a retired engineer who builds a full-scale, fully operational railway station in a basement as a hobby, about a living, seemingly thinking crack in the ground a hundred feet deep and 300 feet across that races around the earth in 24 hours, benignly devouring anything in its path to the amusement of ail, even those who lose their family and homes in The Swath, and about John Knox and his cat, Ciootie, inciting terror in the crew of a ship bringing him to Canada back in the Jacques Cartier days. The title of this anthology is appropriate. McCormack delves into the part of the human consciousness and unconsciousness that most of us are ail too happy to disregard. But by looking for the ridiculous and the truly weird, he often finds the sublime, and a rich part of the human experience that few writers acknowledge. We at UW have always known that such a rare and unsettling (and purely enjoyable) taient lurks among us - now it seems the rest of the world will find out. Eric McCormack now tells his side of the story in this Imprint interview. How long h&e you been writing short stories? Well, I’d say for a fairly lengthy period of time, but never really with the intention of getting it published to begin with, y’knoti, it was just for fun. In Scotland, there was never really this obsession with, if you like, getting into print whereas North America is a ferocious piace fdr making your mark. But I don’t know, there are a lot of people who write poetry or short stories and then shelve them in their bottom drawer when they’re done with them. Maybe they enjoy doing it, maybe it’s therapeutic, maybe it’s like a private art form - they like it, they feel they’re doing something creative, but you don’t necessarily have to let the whole world know about it. So I guess that’s the way I was trained in a sense. And it was probably just from watching other people and encouragement from other people - “Oh, why don’t YOU put that in a magazine,” you know, “go ahead and give it a try, see what happens.” But I’ve always enjoyed writing letters, for instance; and I’m sure it’s ail training. When I was an undergraduate in Glasgow, in fact, a guy there who is
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you? The short story’s over just carving out an existence for myself when the journal guy’s getting where I can spend my time doing things I like doing. Now the things started. This is probably the question I’m being asked to do interfere grossly with the things I like to do. you’re most commonly asked, but where do you get your ideas? So in other words, you develop something of a reflex to protect Not only that, actually, when I was up at Ottawa at a reading this yourself. With ail the radio and TV stuff going on, you learn to say what morning, a lot of people were really apprehensive about meeting me people want to hear and it’s a method of protecting what you feel you then. They think I’m some sort of sadomasocist so they’re always surreally are underneath. (Chuckles). prised when I seem human - which How did you get connected with Penguin in the first place? is my disguise, of course. (Laughs) Oh, I get them anywhere, you know, Well, now, you know this Journal thing coming up on February 13, anything’s fodder and almost anything ha? a side to it which can be they went to Penguin and they (Penguin) gave them the lowdown on it enigmatic and frightening if you examine it carefully. But for example, as well. But actually, what happened w&s another publisher read it and the thing I was reading at The Kent recommended it. A big Canadian on Saturday (January 30) night publisher really liked the stories but ‘should be horrible really and when couldn’t publish them because they some people read it they think, “Oh, God,” when they don’t see that it’s were in financial difficulties. But it took a long time after Penguin came actually quite hilarious. There is aiin because with an unknown entity ways more than one side to anything like myself, they much prefer to pubso that even terrible things can have lish a novel. Short stories are a lost a humourous element. I don’t know leader as far as publishers are conwhat it is, really, that I find attractive -cerned unless you’re a very weiiabout that, but I always have. 1 - known, well-established writer. If dream things of that sort as well, and you’re someone like Alice Munro, if I can take a frightening dream and that’s great, but the reading public turn it into something less frightenmuch prefers novels, reviewers ing I-‘11write .about it and mak . prefer novels, and as a result there’s palatable for myself. a great reluctance to publish short How long have you been interstories. And it’s really sad because I ested in anthropology? Many of know several really good short story your stories involve primitive writers who can’t get a publisher. tribes of some sort. .... I.........I__.......l_....._l_____.._________ II ....7.. --
an eminent English poet, Edwin Morgan - he’s a Scottish writer, a very fine British experimental poet, he must be 65 or 70 now. Anyway, he knew I was interested in writing as well and he used to say that what you do is keep a journal every day. Just sit down for an hour and force yourself to write a journal and I must have done that for about three days and then -I said to him, “This is pathetic,” you know, I find that if I sit down and write a journal every day, ail I’m doing is writing crap for an hour. I’m not interested in that. And since then I’ve come to believe, and here’s the big confession now, I’ve come to believe, actually, that most of the novels you read today are 50 per cent journal writing. There’s absolutely no point in it. So what I’m saying is I wrote a lot, but I didn’t write methodically, that patterned disciplined way of writing. I think it’s better to write for an hour when you feel like writing than to write 10 hours of crap because I think that teaches you a very bad habit. So does that make it more difficult for you to write a novel? No, because I think there are novelists who don’t write novels like that. They’re in the very small minority, you know, because I think 99 per cent of the novels you pick up are written with the notion in mind that the reader is interested in everything. Whereas I think there are some writers who write interesting novels because they don’t talk abo_ut things everyone already knows about. rSo you wouldn’t want to be a full&he writer. Absolutely right. I think to be a full-time writer must be an absolute pain in the ass. Yeah, there are a number of full-time writers I know and the amount of what I’d call ‘pleasurable writing’ that they are able to do is proportionately not any more than the amount that somebody like myself is able to do. They have to do ail kinds of things to make a living, you know. In Canada it’s almost impossible JO be a creative writer and make a living. Sd they have to write articles about the state of the driving laws in Ontario - stuff that they’re not necessarily interested in but that they have to do for their bread and butter. And then with the little time they have left, they can write what they’re interested in. These are the pleasures of academia, you know, you have your tenure, your security, your flexible hours. It’s like when people ask you what’s your job, you say, “Gee, Ix don’t think I have a job, oh, wait a minute, I’m an academic.” I’m not complaining myself, but strangely, I’ve scarcely met a writer who enjoys the academic atmosphere, so there are lots of writers who would love the security of academic life and wouldn’t at ail mind the free time one has for writing, but they intensely dislike the academic atmosphere. They think it’s sterile, analytical . . . How do you find it? I’m so-used to it, I mean, as far as I’m concerned, there’s great fodder there for the imagination as well. But I guess the main problem with a lot of writers is they find it too anaiyticai. Myself, though, I love analyzing other people’s work, that’s fine. You’d almost feel that for the 20th Your own work you don’t like to Century where people don’t have have analyzed. A lot of people think big blocks of time to sit down and that if you spend ail your time anaread that the short story would be lyzing other people’s work, eventuthe perfect form for them. The novel ally your imagination will be blunted came to prominence when there because you’ll end up not being able was no radio, no TV, and people to do anything but analyze. came home from their work at night D6 yo& feel comfortable with with seven or eight hours to kill so the novel was perfect for them all the attention suddenly being foisted upon you then? As well, you tend to have less Not at ail, actually, not in the journal writing in short stories. Well, you don’t have time for it, do slightest, because I’ve spent my life
Well, in Glasgow, the two big guys iYere in’ anthropology. The one guy was Claude Levi Strauss and he went to Brazil and made observations‘of ail these tribes and he was actually one of the founders of the structuralist movement. He applied structuraiist principles to the study of social behavior. So many people in literature tiho study structuraiist approaches go back to him. He would take seemingly chaotic, structureless situations, and find a
structure in them and he did that with societies. And the other chap we did was Fraser, The Golden Bough. That was a big work at the beginning of the century and it’s ail about going to Borneo and running into witch doctors and so on. And I used to read this stuff as an undergraduate and think these things could make really great fiction if they’re weren’t handled in such a dull way. I mean, they’d take you to meet the witch doctor and that would be ail he’d be interested in and I thought if he pushed this just a little bit farther, it could be absolutely wonderful. You can’t do too much of it or it’ll become boring, but I do like to imagine these. primitive societies with ail these Levi Straussish and Fraserish figures. (Laughs) Several of the stories involve a shaman as a major character. Does this reflect an interest in primitive religions or does it serve some other purpose? I’ve never really thought of it that way. Certainly, I can think of two anyway, in that book and there’s another in the novel, and I think actually, in a way, each one of them serves an ironic purpose. I think ail the shamen are decent guys and I think that’s an oblique commentary on some of these iooney religious people you meet who are not, in my mind, decent humane people. Yeah, you really come down hard on religion in The Fragment and Knox Abroad? (Laughs) Can I tell you an interesting thing about Knox? I was a child in Scotland and Scotland was almost like Canada for a long time in that it seemed to have no history and no culture. We were taught in schools that used English textbooks, taught in universities by professors for England. We were taught English poetry, English history. The curious thing was that some of the elements of Scottish history are very puzzling for kids. So you’re six or seven and you’re being introduced to some of the major figures in Scottish history, John Knox being one of them. And he wrote a book called The Monstrous Regiment Of Women and VoU can imagine when you’re five or six, you can have nightmares over this huge horde of women who looked vile and who were going around causing ail kinds of trouble. Now when I grew up, in fact, you know, our school teachers didn’t even know what it meant, but I found out that ‘regiment’ didn’t mean the ‘regiment’ we mean nowadays, it meant ‘rule’. And what Knox was talking about was the rule by women and these women were Queen Elizabeth and Mary Queen of Scats so he meant the monstrous rule of these two women and I thought he was talking about a regiment of horribielooking women terrorizing the countryside. I guess I never really forgave him for that. But there seems to be a real scorn for religion. For certain types of religion, you know. Actually, I think a lot of the stories are extremely religious in the broad sense. They deal with things that are not exactly realistic in the sense that everything is not as simpie in the world as it may seem. But I am not a great admirer of institutionalized religion or religions with institutions. I do like the idea of and individual with his own perception of the world, religious or any other way. He says, “I have my own beliefs, but I’m not going to shove them down everybody else’s throat.” That’s the kind of religion I like. So really, what I’m after is these people who go around trying to indoct rinate and propagandize and tell peo-
ple they’re doing awful things when they’re not. In fact, I was talking to the president h&e a while ago and said, “Imagine if you went to heaven and the first guy you met there was Jerry Falwell and the next guy you met was the Pope and so on.” Who in their right mind would want to be in there? I certainly wouldn’t, I’d rather be down in hell with my friends if that’s the case. (Laughs) How do you like teaching then, in a church college?
A lot, I like it a lot here. St. Jerome’s has treated me very well. I suppose that since I came here, they’ve regarded me as a looney of sorts, but amiably, you know, so they’ve always allowed me absolute freedom to say whatever I like. As far as the priests go, they’re all individuals, some of them are really great. The guy who’s the president here, Norman Short, he is a marvelous guy. It’s hard for me to say, but I would say he’s the best president of a liberal arts school in the country. He’s absolutely devoted to the Arts. All the writers ,who come through here love him because he’s so genuinely interested in what they do.
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back to Inspecting . . . In Sad Stories In several characters give critiques of very bizarre and grotesque stories that are told by different characters and everybody cuts them up to pieces except for the cook. Who is he supposed to represent? Is he giving your views on literary criticism:?
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(Emphatically) Nooo . . . For me, because of the language he uses anyway, the cook is the voice of postmodernist criticism. All the phrases he uses are taken directly out of books of post-modernist criticism - and they’re completely incomprehensible! (Laughs) Completely incomprehensible. One of the things he says, in fact, I think it’s to the carpenter, is that he admires “his refusal to be intimidated by history.” That’s taken right from Roland Barthes and, y’see, I read these things and I think, “What the hell is Roland Barthes on about?” (Laughs) You know, it’s the whole tussle between the Word with a capital ‘W’ and the small ‘w’ word. I’m sure that this cook has very profound opinions, but no one can understand them, he ends every conversation because no one knows how to answer him. I’m sure if you’ve ever had a class with some students who are real post-modernists, you’ve seen the same thing. Everybody will be enjoying the book and then somebody will come out with one of these postmodernist views about character or whatever and everyone keels over and just thinks, oh, I’d better keep my mouth shut. So that’s who the cook is supposed to be. I hope not
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Well, it’s funny you should mention that one because it’s one of the favourites. In fact, I was reading it at the Spadina Hotel in Toronto a while ago and it went over marvelously. But I was a little worried about it at first, actually, writing a story where the main character is this swath in the ground. But I think it came from one of those dreams I think a lot of people have them, you know, you dr’eam there’s this earthquake and you try to jump out of the way and it comes after you, you see3 So I thought, wouldn’t it be interesting to have one of these cracks opening up the earth that actually had a consciousness, an awareness, knowing what it was doing, something like that. And then you have people responding to it - like people rushing to an accident to see all the blood and the gore and finding it quite amusing afterward to tell their friends all about it with great animation even though something grisly has happened. “Oooh, yeah, his arm was lying-across the road.” Or times.
In fact, I was interviewed by this chap in Saskatoon and the first thing he asked me about was this town called Trempe in Saskatchewan. And ! said, “You mean there’s no such place as Trempe (pronounces it trem-pay). 3 And he called it Trempe, Saskatchewan (pronounces it tremp) and I thought, that’s a great name for it as well. Sounds great to me! So I’ll just say what said to him: look up ‘Trempe’ in a French Dictionary and leave it mysterious for you - because it does have a meaning! (Laughs)
How does it make you feel to have all these people fabricating all these‘ great meanings into something that’s just a story?
Well, up until about two weeks ago, whenever anyone asked me anything like that I’d just tell them anything, anything at all to put them off. I just thought, well, I’ll just answer _these people as honestly as I can. But now that I think about it, with stories like The Swath, everyone’s entitled to think what they want about it. None of that stuff like postmodernist criticism or attacks on religion were really going through my mind when I wrote the things. I just wrote them for pleasure, in a pleasurable way, trying to make the thing something that I would enjoy reading myself, and that’s all it is, you know.
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In your preface, you refer to Canada as one of “the last of the Would you like to good places.” write more stories dealing specifically with Canada in the future?
It never ever crossed my mind to write a story with a particular place in mind. To be honest, I don’t approve of that at all, I think it’s horrible to sit down and say, “I think I’ll write a novel about Canada.” I think it’s awful. If you ever want to give
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Yeah, “look at this gross thing, listen to this gross story.” People love that, you know.
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anvont: advice about writing, you should tell them that you can write about anything at all, you can say whatever you like. It doesn’t mean you’ll be published, but the one reason for writing is that it’s the one way you can say or do whatever you want. But if someone says you should be writing about Canada, ,I think it’s a shame. But actually there are a few stories about Canada, but only because it seemed like an appropriate place for the story. For instance, I like the idea of John Knox coming to Canada because I’ve always wondered why Canada seems so puritanical, you know. So it seemed like a good juxtaposing of the Canadian and European experiences. And The Swath starts out in Saskatchewan. I just got out a map of and I knew that the swath was going to be a big circular thing and I thought, where is the best place in the world where you see borders that are straight lines and I just thought, yeah, Saskatchewan would be pretty good. (Laughs) It wasn’t like an attempt to make any sort of commentary on things in Canada.
The story I found most intriguing and baffling was The Swath. Is there more to it than meets the eye?
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One would think it impossible to transform the cold, spacious, pipe‘exposed interior of Fed Hall into a cozy environment. Could a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere, ideal for informal luncheon gatherings, actually be created in Fed Hall without the need for a total renovation of the facility? Well, to my surprise, the afternoon dreariness of Fed Hall was temporarily dissipated (between 12:30 and 1:30 on Feb. 5) by a group of talented musicians. The five UW students, who presented a varied repertoire of Folk, Blues and Reggae to an audience of approximately 80, were received warmly. The rhythmic, ragged-edge style playing of the group was a refreshing change from synthesized muck. The laid-back, simple stage presence of the musicians made the audience feel very much at home. Humour was injected into the performance by Jeff Kohl, acting M.C. And, above all, the band, which had formed just a few days previous to the date (a fact which the audience was not aware of), appeared to be enjoying themselves and each others’ company immensely. The members of the band - Kohl (lead vocals, acoustic guitar and keyboards), Ernie Kalwa (sax), Dave Flurrey (bass guitar), Kevin Mitchell (electric guitar), and Cindy Martin (backzlp vocals) - are local talents which should definitely not go unrecognized. To attract those who would not normally frequent Fed Hall in the afternoon, Music To Munch To, a weekly lunch-time music presentation sponsored by the Federation of Students’ Creative Arts Board (every Thursday at 12:30) has been introduced. Check it out.
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Out of the great orange mass slides The Style Council’s latest vinyl product, The Cost Of Loving. A two 12” 45 rpm album, the first of four not to feature the dapper duo on the cover in a studied pose of affluent detachment. This is a telling aspect in itself. because The Style Council have apparently consolidated the Weller-Talbot axis into four member group with D.C. Lee as vocalist and Steve White as percussionist . Another first marked by this album is the enlistment of significant (and insignificant as it turns out) others from outside the Council collective to remix all but one of the LP’s nine songs. The Valentine Brothers (best known for recording Money’s Too 77ght To Mention, a song which
even Simply Red could chart with) worked on the first single It Didn’t Matter and Angel, while soul monster Curtis Mayfield was allowed to mold Fairy Tales into the album’s best song. Highlighted by a snappy horn line, Fairy Tales has that “We’ve Got To Have Peace”-kinda rhythm best suited to Weller’s somewhat limited emotive abitity as a vocalist. After hearing It Didn’t Matter you could just imagine Paul playing- his D-Train records for the Valentines so they could here what he wanted the finished version to sound like. With the vocal backing help of D.C. Lee, the song is saved from the dentures of mediocrity. Sorely missed on this outing is one of Mick’s afterhours Hammondfueled instrumentals. Mick’s Company, Mick’s Up and Our Favourite Shop were part of the lineage which connected Lambrettas, Gitanes, Brio, Mohair, brogues, and Colin MacInnes to The Style Council. What we’re offered in its place is a minor bridge in .The Cost Of Living - c’est tragique.
Waiting, the albums only duff track is destroyed by a pedestrian drum program courtesy Weller. The same problem’ threatens Right To Go but is saved by a Funkadelic groove and a solid message, even though it gets lost from time to time behind the Dynamite Three shouting “One Nation Under A Groove”, “Malcolm X”, “Rock The Bells” and other key phrases that Paul thinks rappers should shout. A welcomed change with the new LP is the new prominence of D.C. Lee. Once relegated to back-up and’ difficult bridges, her status now seems to be one of almost equal to Weller’s in vocals..Their duet in covering Anita Baker’s Angel (from The Songstress LP) brings to mind the billowy Long Hot Summer replete with “doot doot doo doos” in an entirely new arrangement. It is D.C. who provides the album’s last word in A Woman’s Song. Wistfully sung to a smooth and wholly tasteful guitar accompaniment, not unlike that used on Spring, Summer, Autumn (not available on CD) - a somber denouement. Garcon, plus de cannelle, s’il vous plait!
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Considering the intensity of his performances with Vital Sines and Whitenoise, the relative tameness and poppiness of Acting Natural, his first solo release, comes as a definite surprise. The five songs on this cassette are - with a bit of help in the performance written, arranged, performed and produced by Milchem himself. While the songs display a songwriting talent and a flair for arrangement which was hidden while he was hidden behind his drum set, all the added tasks which Glenn has taken on have unfortunately diverted his attention from the drumming. The primary asset of both Vital Sines and Whitenoise has been Glenn’s multifaceted drumming and the loss of this from Milchem’s own solo work is both ironic and fatal. Thus, Washing My Hands which should move and punch like Vital Sines at their best and have the added complexity that Milchem’s arrangements bring, merely plods in metronomic fashion. Likewise, the rest of the songs on the tape are frustrating because they’re full of good ideas and precise musicianship, yet, lack the percussive inspiration which would gather the elements into a satisfying whole. The only other minor complaint with the tape is that Glenn’s vocals are sometimes a little bit over-mannered . . . then again this must be forgiven from a man who has played behind Rick Winkle for so long. Even though Acting Natural is a disappointment, there’s no reason to become too despondent because, it’s only it a matter of time before a monstrously talented musician like Glenn Milchem corrects his drumming. When he does that, his music will be something to celebrate. -
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Rarely does Anna Domino heat up - Anna’s voice is cool, at times to the point of iciness, and the music, played mostly on synthesizers, is pretty languid. However, the songs here work subtly on the listener, and many lodge themselves firmly in the mind. At first, this may sound like music to sip coffee by, but it’s a lot more insidious than that. The record begins with Caught, a seductive number under-pinned by
) a chiming synthesizer line. After a cover of Smokey Robinson’s The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game comes the European single Take That, an easy dance number. Side two opens with the record’s best track, Summer, which swings easily to a bottom-heavy beat. Rythm (sic), an international single, is not terribly exciting, but the album closes on a strong note with Not Right Now, a spry pop song and probably the most lively moment here. Cool without being coy, Anna Domino features truly laid back vocals that make the likes of Sade sound forced. Yet there’s an unsettling quality in Ms. Domino’s music, a cunning mix of pop and jazz, which will keep you alert from one song to the next. Not music to fall asleep by.
The Jack that and also, underground Disco, the direct ancestor of House. While popular Disco died a deservedly ignominious death, underground Chicago House Music - House for short - is dance music with no Disco prospered and mutated into forms: Hi-NRG (Divine, apologies or pretensions. If you various Dead Or Alive), Eurodisco (New have never gone out and danced and sweated for hours on end for Order’s Blue Monday, etc.) and, of Chicago House Music. the sheer exhilaration of it, then you course, of underwon’t understand the ethic of Even those paragons ground hip, Cabaret Voltaire, conHouse. It is based upon the ethic fessed great debt to black Disco all-night dancing and sex which grew out of New York’s gay bar records. Of all the forms of dance scene. At its core, House is the music which evolved, House posphysical frenzy of hundreds of sesses the richest cast of historical sweating, moving bodies jammed to- figures and pedigree of formative musical elements. gether on a dancefloor. Unlike the other forms of dance Though described, last August, music, House subjugates the indiby Britain’s New Musical Express vidual songs in favour of a seamless as “The Sound of The Moment”, House is actually no more than the groove. DJs borrow bits and pieces latest phase in the evolution of of Philly Soul, conventional funk, HiNRG, old sexbeat Disco, European Black/Gay club music. However, electronic sounds, live drum mabefore we can look at the current along with state of House, it’s necessary to chines and keyboards, backtrack and examine some his- found noises and voices to hew the sound. Of course, this makes the DJ tory. the king of the empire of House. The roots of House music extend The first true House DJ was Fran<:L; far back as there have been a New Yorker ‘who ijance clubs and the term “House” is kie ‘Knuckles, moved to Chicago and began DJing nothing new - see The Showat The Warehouse in 1977. He piostoppers’ soul stomper Ain’t Nothin’ neered many of the techniques of But A Houseparty from 1967. HowHouse DJing and stands as House’s ever, the primary developmental most influential DJ. By using instruphase began in the early to mid-‘70s when Disco was just beginning as a mental .versions and obscure dub gay club backlash against the Pro- versions of songs in combination gressive Rock/Heavy Metal tripe with the original vocal versions and being played by FM radio. Songs other songs, he created new, bilike The Detroit Emeralds”FeeI The zarre mixes of songs. Further, he Need, Soul Makossa by Manu Di- perfected the seamless mixing techniques which are a trademark of bango, The Four Tops’ IJust Can’t Get You Out of My Mind and a House. His primary competition came whole slew of Philly Soul classics by The O’Jays, Harold Melfin and The from Farley Keith, aka Farley “Jackmaster” Funk. He introduced the Bluenotes, Teddy Pendergrass and idea of live drum machines, either in The Intruders helped create a club with older songs, to culture where all-night dancing was combination speed them up, or in tandem with the norm: the Disco. the drumbeats of newer songs,-to When these songs began to make the bass heavier “I played my achieve commercial success based on their underground demand, re- drum machine along with the records so that the crowd could really cord eompanies saw the commerfeel that heavy, heavy foot.” Jackcial potential of Disco which then master was also one of the prime exploded into widespread conexponents of the ultra-obscure Eusciousness with the immense success of Saturday Night Fever in ropean import. The more obscure the record, the greater the entice1977. At this point Disco split into ment because it made the proud two factions: popular, which spawned atrocities like Disco Bea- possessor in demand as a DJ simply for the record. tles, Disco classics and Disco Duck;
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His organization of the Hot Mix 5 radio show on WBMX-FM moved House out of the Clubs and onto the airwaves - both creating and increasing demand for the bootleg House recordings which were already in circulation. Club play and radio play of songs could create a demand for a record prior to its release thereby ensuring enough profit for the producer to do the whole thing over again, and again . . . Usually, the producers of the records are DJs, trying to make more money and bust out of the limited field of opportunity that straight DJing offers. In time, House record companies began to spring up - the two biggies being DJ International and Trax. DJ International was founded by Rocky Jones, a sleazy-looking white guy who pawned his ‘Vette to raise money to press DJ International’s first record. Since then, the label has undergone explosive growth so that, now, it boasts 100 acts and many huge-selling singles. The biggest selling house single of all, JM Silk’s Music Is The Key (on DJ Int.) sold 100,000 copies - the overwhelming majority of these in Chicago. The recording processes of House are as raw and untempered as their limited budgets dictate. The average House single costs about $3,000 to record, with many costing below $1,000. Also, the vinyl quality .of the records is often atrocious, full of pops and static. In its essence, House music is very simply cons true ted: bass drum on every beat, heavy bass synth playing eighth-notes in a one or twobar simple repetition, vocals are generally in a low register and instrumental melody is sparse, if it exists at all. The two records to be reviewed here, The House Sound of Chicago and Chicago Jack Beat provide a reasonably accurate and complete introduction into the Sound of Chicago. The former is a compilation of the best of DJ International’s catalogue, distributed worldwide by Polygram Records, while the iatter delves a little deeper into the music -with some of the true hardcore sounds of the city. The masterpiece on The House Sound of Chicago is Steve “Silk” Hurley’s Jack ‘Four Body -- currently at No. 1 on the British pop charts. Within thz strict confires (2: the House structure, Hur!ey has created a monster of dance containing the most propulsive bassline since Hashim’s The Soul and the usual combination of bass drum and hand claps. It’s sparse, inspired and utterly perfect (phew!).
The other great songs on this compilation are the three songs on Side 2: Love Can’t Turn Around by Farley “Jackmaster” Funk, the aforementioned Music Is The Key and Moue Your Body by Marshall Jefferson. For Love Can’t Turn, Jackmaster reworks JM Silk’s I Can’t Turn Around, which was, in fact, a reworking of the Isaac Hayes’ oldie of the same name. He gets help from opera-trained singer Daryl Pandy who gleefully displays his six and a half octave range moving from a rumbling bass to an ear-rending falsetto with ease. Marshall Jeffer-’ son’s Moue Your Body has quickly become one of the most popular House songs among DJs because its blend of House rhythm - at that magic House pace of 122 Beats Per Minute - along with jangly piano and real bass guitar (as opposed to synthesizer) make it a perfect mix between older-style disco/soul and newer electronic House. That newer, electronic style of House music is the one which makes up Chicago Jack Beat (on Rhythm King Records). None of the big names of House like Jackmaster or JM Silk are on this record, rather, it contains the one-off obscure classics which are such an integral part of Dance music culture. The Kraftwerk Eurodisco influence is very acute here in the sparse, powerful arrangements of drum machine, keyboards and bass sequencer. More than this though, there is the overriding impression that this music has been constructed as opposed to the process of inspiration that is usually associated with songwriting.
The raw sexuality of House is also more apparent on Chicago Jack Beat - where The House Sound delivers corny, playful love raps a la Teddy Pendergrass, this record provides orgasmic screams and groans. Sex has always been a big part of club culture and the new AIDS consciousness has meant more dancing and less screwing. Consequently, both the music and the dancing have become more sexual to help make them an alternative to bed and disease risk. It’s the two most intense songs on Chicago Jack Beat which stand out: It’s Your Night by The Homeboyz which sounds like adrenalinecharged D-Train and I’m The DJ by Vince Lawrence’s Z-Factor which plays with the star quality of House DJs. When all those morons burned Disco records several years ago, they didn’t manage to -kill Disco, thank God. Though it’s now called “Dance music” or Hi-NRG or anything so long as it’s not “that word”, the idea remains the same - nonstop dancing at fever intensity. For this purpose, Chicago House music is currently the most effective tool available. It’s superficial, it’s terribly hedonistic, and worse, it’s not even very musical. But, when you’re out on the dancefloor, a little bit of daring and a lot of House music at great volume are an amazing combination. far
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numbers of sexual partners and experiences they have had. The film shifts between two settings where intimate discussions parallel each other. In a cottage kitchen men laugh and boast of academic conference flings and sexual exploits with students while their wives and female colleagues discuss similar experiences in a health spa. Behind their casual litanies of exotic erotic encounters is a desperation for real feeling. The search for intensity is taken to an extreme by Diane who explains her sadomasochism by saying: “The power of the victim is incredible.”
There are a number of reasons why The Decline of the American Empire received the 1986 Film Critics’ award at Cannes. One is its outstanding script which allows four men and four women to each evolve into interesting characters, while at the same time, weaves the eight lives together by relations of love, friendship and desperation. What should make the film a popular success as well is that the topic of discussion is of universal interest, if not obsession: sex. &The film begins with a professor gravely telling his students that morality and justice have little to do with history, that in fact victory and infamy are achieved through numbers. Apparently he and his friends have embraced this philosophy for their own lives, for the dialogue which unfolds is concerned exclusively with the endless
The film takes its name from the thesis of one of the historians’ books - that the American empire, like the late Roman, is in decline and will inevitably fall. The main sign of the empire’s decline is the emphasis placed on personal happiness while values like community and future good are pushed aside. This theme
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The Southern Ontario Blues Association (SOBA) celebrates its second anniversary this Saturday, February 14 with a return performance of Luther “Guitar Jr.” Johnson and his band. Common consent was that the “Guitar Jr.” show last year which featured everything from uptown Chicago blues, house rockin’ Texas blues, right through to Motown soul and everything in between . . . and that’s a lot. When playing in intimate places like the Legion, Luther likes to keep his audience on the floor, saying: “. . . I like
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B-ball Warriors by Mike McGraw Imprint staff You almost have to be a soothsayer to predict Waterloo Warrior basketball games this season. After a frustrating loss last Wednesday in Guelph, the Warriors returned to a boisterous crowd at the PAC Saturday night to pummel the Laurier Golden Hawks, 93-61: In short, they showed how effective they can be when-they play up to their full potential. The most impressive aspect of this victory was Waterloo’s ability to pull together in a crisis situation. With 16 minutes remaining in the second,half, and the outcome by no means settled, big gun Paul Boyce hobbled off the court with a sprained ankle. One had to wonder how the Warriors would react to the absence of their most dangerous player. But the Warriors left nothing to be desired, pulling together to rout the Hawks by an astonishing 49-19 clip after Boyce’s departure.
Waterloo totally , dominated the Hawks over this period, jumping on countless scoring drives created by a highly opportunistic defense. Rob Froese, showing no effects of a sprained thigh, played his usual gritty style to lead Waterloo with 26 points. Tom Schneider, in just his second game back after ar1
throscopic knee surgery poured in 22. Schneider played with a displaying pinpoint vengeance, perimeter shooting while leading a stingy Warrior defense. who has been John Bilawe’y, struggling as of late, tallied 10 points and snagged 11 boards in a spirited effort. Boyce still found time to notch 16 points, while Jamie McNeil1 who ‘has been a stalwart on defense lately, grabbed 11 rebounds. Warriors’ coach Don McCrae saw this game as “the first time we’ve stopped anybody this year.” He also praised the play of Bilawey, stating “the team is better when he can give us something extra like he did.” Although McCrae was happy with the way his club pulled together when Boyce was injured, he noted that the team shouldn’t have any reserve - they should play flat out all the time. In the first half, however, Waterloo by no means dominated the Hawks. The same ill-fated shooting and offensive miscues which plagued them in Guelph also hurt them before the half on Saturday. Laurier, playing what coach Chris Coulthard called “maybe our best half all year”, led through most of an end to end style half. Only a late 7 point Warrior spree led by Jerry Nolfi permitted Waterloo to take a 4538 lead to the dressing room. McCrae called the flurry lucky, adding that he had to make sure
at halftime that his squad didn’t think they played a good half. Laurier was without their big scoring threat, Rob Galikowski, who was out with possible shin fractures. The scoring range he displayed in the Hawks’ win over the Warriors earlier this season (29 points, 5 3-pointers) was sorely missed, as evident by the team’s lack of any consistent scoring punch. Mike DeMaree had 16, while burly Paul DeSantis scored 12. Before Wednesday’s action there was a log jam+ for second place in the OUAA West. Waterloo, McMaster and Guelph all held 5-4 records, w-hile Windsor continued to hold d,own first at 6-2. ‘The Gryphons,who defeated Mac on Saturday, have won .five straight. Brock was next at 4-4, followed by Western (J-5), with Laurier in the basement at l-7. The race is certainly heating up, as the playoffs begin on February 24. The Warriors injury saga continues, as Boyce and Froese are both attending therapy for their nagging injuries. Despite the ailments, both are expected to continue playing. McCrae noted that Saturday was the first time the entire squad had been together since November 15. The Warriors have a rare night off on Saturday, but round out their home schedule at the PAC on Wednesday night against McMaster. Tip-off time is 8 p.m.
team’s success. Wally is playing his final season with the Warriors and he is making sure it is his best. Scott Shantz is undoubtedly the best left-hander in the league. His excellent blocking and consistent hitting has continually hurt the opposition, Scott is a fourth-year player that has emerged as one of the best. Scott Murphy is the team’s starting setter as well as team captain. He has proven to be the best setter in the province this year while controlling the Warrior offense. Scott is also renowned for his outstanding digging ability. A fifth-year coop student, this will be\ his last season. Ron Clarke is a veteran on coop who has rejoined the team this term. Ron is a starting middle-blocker and he is an excellent blocker and passer. His consistent play on the court has been an asset to the team. Vince Deschamps has the team’s highest jump and perhaps the hardest spike. Vince is a starting power hitter that fans should not miss in action. A substantial contribution has been made by three outstanding rookies this season. Steve Heck has been a “force” in the middle all season while Scott Smith has shown he can spike the ball better than most. Tony Martins has
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Viball, Warriors by Craig Jenzen The Waterloo. Warrior volleyball team defeated Brock last Wednesday night in the PAC 153, 15-3, 15-9. The victory leaves Waterloo with a 9-l record and a fifth consecutive first-place finish in the OUAA West. The CIAU fifth-ranked Warriors are playing thkir most exciting ball ever. Although, the loss of four OUAA West allstars last season has left the team without the high-profile players the solid play of returning veterans and the addition of outstanding rookies will help the team defend its OUAA title. The success of this year’s squad has relied on the team concept. Solid team play and excellent individual effort has kept the team competitive throughout the season. Now ranked fifth in the country after defeating the highly touted U of T Blues, the Warriors enter the playoffs with confidence and great expectation. The performance of those re‘sponsible for the team’s position in the league should not go unmentioned. Wally Hayes, honoured as this week’s Athlete of the Week, has established himself as one of the best power hitters in the league. His offensive strength combined with excellent defensive skills has made him a key player in the
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had the im’portant role as the back-up setter and defensive specialist. He will have no trouble filling the starting setting position next year.
Play-off action starts tomorrow night in the PAC at 7 p.m. when the Warriors host the Guelph Gryphons in the OUAA West semi-final. The winner will
probably host Western next Saturday night in the final. Come out and support the Warriors in their quest for the OUAA championship.
-Athenas in triple OT by Glenn Hauer Imprint staff The basketball Athenas won a heartstopper and then lost a mediocre affair last week in OWIAA West Division action. In what must be termed a character builder for both players and coach alike, Waterloo scraped by Guelph 69-67 in triple overtime. It certainly “built character” for both Karen Lee, Guelph’s coach, and Warren Sutton, Waterloo’s coach. The refereeing was the most atrocious display of idiocy and downright mediocrity ever seen in OWIAA basketball. The officiating made everyone on Waterloo’s team think twice when complaining about the K-W referees that they put up with at home games. Then, the Athenas came right down from their high at Guelph. and bottomed out in Windsor, losing 52-49 to the hot Waterloo now Lancerettes.
sports a 5-5 record, in fourth place in the OWIAA West behind MacMaster, Laurier, and Brock. The first 10 minutes of the Guelph game saw Waterloo use their transition game to open a 5 point lead. Cindy Poag was hitting everything, scoring 11 points in the first 3 minutes. Wa-. terloo played an active man-toman defense, holding Guelph to just 10 points at the halfway mark of the period. Guelph fought back in the latter end of the half, shooting very well from the outside and scoring off a high post pick with the point guard cutting to the hoop. Waterloo showed good shot selection, but the shots weren’t going down. At the half, the score ended up 2525. The second half was an up and down affair with both teams trading baskets throughout the period. Excellent shooting by Guelph enabled them to take a 52-47 lead with two minutes left.
Waterloo’s defense was creating turnovers but their shots were going up at the wrong time as their offensive rebounders were often caught out of position. Key baskets by Michelle Campbell and Cindy Poag brought Waterloo to within 2 with one minute to go. Guelph’s ‘next possession produced a turnover, giving Waterloo a chance to tie the game with less than 30 seconds to go. These 30 seconds were unbelievable as they exhibited the officials’ inability to call a tough game. The Athenas put up a shot . with 15 seconds left, missed, and a Guelph player pulled down the rebound. Cindy Poag barely got her hands on the ball, and the referee called the quickest jumpball ever seen in the history of basketball. Guelph won the tip, but in the scramble in the corner, Michelle Campbell came up with a steal and tied the game 53-53 with four seconds left. Overtime!
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Niagara falls to UW swimmers at competition by Graeme Peppler Imprint staff In their final tune-up for the Ontario championships, Waterloo’s Warrior and Athena swimmers defeated a visiting Niagara University Purple Eagles swim team by a wide margin in competition last weekend. While the men were pressed hard to earn their 58 to 42 points victory over an aggressive men’s team from the New York State school, the women romped to their win, scoring a lopsided 71 points to the American women’s tally of 36 points. The Niagara men opened the meet with a narrow victory in the 4x100-yard medley relay with a time of 3:48.5. Finishing within half-a-second of the winners was Waterloo’s ‘A’ Team. comprising Dave Adams, Greg Pye, Jeff Slater, and Dave Cash. Equalling his time from a week ago in a dual meet against the Guelph Gryphons, Dave Adams took a win in the solyard freestyle with a time of 0:22.3 while he also swam the first leg of Waterloo’s 4x100-yard freestyle relay winning team. Greg Pye led home a Waterloo first and second place finish in the ZOO-yard individual medley. His time of 2:07.3 was almost three seconds faster than second-placed Jeff Budau who swam a strong race to out-touch Niagara’s John Osetkowski by three tenths-of-a-second. Pye also had a second-place finish in thezoo-yard bceastroke where he fought head-to-head with Osetkowkki yet had to give best to the burly American who won by a hand’s length. Water-
loos’ Steve Head and Andrew Armstrong took third and fourth places behind team-mate Pye. Once again, Jeff Siater scored *a win and maximum points for his zoo-yard butterfly. He improved his‘time from the Guelph meet by three seconds to finish in 2:07.4. Following him home were Warriors’ Langis Roy, Eric Fergin, and John Kik. Roy dropped his time for the ZOO-yard freestyle down to a 1:51.6 as he chased Randy Howe of’ Niagara to. the finish of that event while Mike Cash had to accept fourth place in the race when a judges decision awarded third place to a Purple Eagle despite having finished in an equal time of 1:56.5. Meanwhile, Dave Cash cruised to a controlled victory in the fioo-yard freestyle taking 4:sg.l to do so, and Jon Budau took second place in the lOOyard freestyle with a time of 0:51.9. Both also swam on .the winning 4x100-yard freestyle relay. Other notable swims came from Dave March in *the ZOOyard backstroke where he recorded a time of 2:12.0 on his way to a second-place finish, and Ross McIntosh who dualled hammer-and-thongs with Niagara swimmer Tom Broderick to place third in the lOOO-yard freestyle. While the Niagara women’s numbers were diminutive, that in no way reduced the value of the Athena’s efforts as they flattened what little opposition the Purple Eagles’ women had to offer. Alison Downie’s recent return to competition following an injury resulted in a win for the
Athena in the SO-yard freestyle. Her time of 0:28.0 was seventenths-of-a-second ahead of team-mate and second placed Sue Masson. Kate Moore again made winning look easy when she stomped on the opposition in the ZOO-yard individual medley and backstroke events while Nancy Crump breezed to a victory in the 500-yard freestyle, finishing in a time of 6:07.2. Cathy Aube and Sue Larkin swam unopposed to first and second places in the zoo-yard butterfly and Andi Kenyon recorded a time of 2:47.1 as she led home an all-Waterldo demonstration in the zoo-yard breaststroke. Athenas Shelli Dubs, Dawn Mosienko, and Tammy Lee followed in second, third and fourth places. Joanne Aldridge finished second in the Zoo-yard freestyle in 2:24.2, while Jennifer Ishii swam both the 500 and loo&yards freestyle managing times of 6:3 1.8 and 13:30.7 respectively. Sherry Cox placed second in the so&yard freestyle event between winner Crump and thirdplaced Ishii in a time of 6:25.2. “I’m very happy with the way the teams swam today,” said Dave Heinbuch, coach uf both ,the Warrior and Athena teams.“Our swimmers are competing with confidence and are proving that they are keen to win races.” Today and tomorrow the Athenas are competing in Toronto at their most important meet of the year, the OWIAA championships, while the Warriors continue to prepare for the OUAA championships which are being hosted by Brock University in one week’s time.
Athlete of the Week Wally Hayes Y Volleyball
Athlete of the week Kelly Lane Curling The Athena Athlete of the Week is Kitchener native, and graduate of St. Mary’s High School, Kelly Lane. Kelly is a third-year Arts student and a three-year veteran with the Athena’s curling team. . Curling in her first tournament as Skip, Kelly defeated Laurier, the dominating team by continually drawing to the 4’ looking at 3 and 4 opposition rocks. Kelly went on to lead the Athena team to an OWIAA silver medal, losing to host team from Queen’s in the finals 6 to 7. This performance continues the Waterloo women curling domination. They have finished in the metals for the past seven years. An outstanding weekend for the team and especially Kelly, with her shot making percentage in the high 70s and 80s. Kelly showed superb leadership and excellent game planning, qualities that made her performance as skip so successful. Honourable Cindy
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Jack’Simpson and Cam Mahon led the men’s nordic ski team to a fourth-place team finish at the OUAA championships last weekend at Camp Fortune, Quebec. compiled from The standing, two days of free technique cross country ski racing, is the Warriors’ best in four years.
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Captain, John Curran. After beating Trent, the Warriors took The Westminister Sport Comon Toronto where excellent play plex in London, Ontario was rewas demonstrated by Millard, cently the site of the OUAA team Ayer, Imrich and Curran. The squash championships. The final score was 4-2 for the WarWarriors finished in second riors. place behind perennial squash , Only Wolf Imrich managed to champions Western. This second take a game against Western in place finish is their best finish in .the finals. Western was clearly the OUAA to date. the superior team but Warrior Competing Warriors were: Ed sights were set on the victory Crymble, Jamie Allen, Steve Milover Toronto as the climax of the lard, Rob Ayer, Wolf Imrich and season.
Special thanks must go to coach Barney -Lawrence for his unequalled contribution to the team and his unceasing generosity. This years second place finish would not have been possible without his continued support, The Warriors next event‘ will be a hardball tournament at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut where a’n anticipated top-10 finish would cap the season.
The Warrior volleyball team are currently ranked No. 5’?n the country. Leading the team is thisweek’s Warrior Athlete of the Week, Wally Hayes. A fourthyear History student and a veteran on the volleyball team, Wally comes to us from Widdefie.ld Highschool in North Bay. 1-n the match against Brock on Friday night, Wally’s play dominated, leading the team in digs, attacks and kills. He, had 9 kills, a 77 per cent attack percentage and 11 digs. These efforts aided the team to 15-3, 15-3, and 15-g victories, winning the match 3-O. Ending the season with a 9-1 record, the Warriors claim ‘the OUAA West title for the fifth consecutive year. The team resumes competition on February 14 in the West Division semi-finals and will be looking to Wall\, for his consistently strong power plays.
Conditions for event one, the 15-kilometre individual race, were moderately fast, with an eight-centimetre coating ,of fresh snow. But finish times over the hilly Camp Fortune course in the Gatineau Park indicated the presence of the fastest -0UAA championship field ever. Richard Browne of Western claimed his second individual title in as many years with a tiine of 44 minutes, 52 seconds as he came from his late start position to beat Adam Vyse of Carleton and John Bennett of Queen’s. Considered pre-race favourite, Bernie Lacouciere of Laurentian,
4th OUAA$ just off a stron’g performance <it the Canmore World Cup, ca!ne up short in fourth spot. Waterloo’s Simpson bulled his way through the soft snow in 48 minutes, 54 seconds. Shortly after, Mahon made his assault cm the course and both were well ahead of the predicted competi- tion at the split. Mahon skied thrdugh the finish beam at 48 minutes, 54.6 seconds. Vlada Dvoracek and Jason Gregoire cemented the team standings with two fine performances. In the-second event, the 3 by lo-kilometre relay the superteams of Carleton, Queen’s and Western were wrapped up in a three way tie for first well ahead (9 minutes) of Waterloo after event one. Similarly, Waterloo held an insurmountable five minute, 40 second lead over fifth place Laurentian. The Warriors, barring an 1 outbreak of the plague, stood in a secure fourth place out of the Ontario top 10 field frustratingly out of reach of a medal.
Curlers to Kingston This past week&d the Waterloo Athenas and Warriors competed for the OUAA curling title in Kingston, Ontario. The Athenas, Lynette Greenwood, Sheri Kennedy, Sue Kee, Patricia Lapin and skipper Kelly Lane entered the finals with a 4-1 record in the round robin advancing
them to the finals where they were defeated by Queen’s 7-6 to win the Silver medal. The Warriors, Jim Donahoe, Eric Hetcher, John Amos and skipper Dave McAnerney finished out the weekend’with a record of 3-2. The title was captured by Western.
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‘The basketball Warriors have broken the win-loss-win-loss string which characterized their season thus far. Following to this-pattern, the Warriors would hive lost to the Windsor Lancers on Wednesday night. This was not the case as they won in convincing style. .ZThe Warriors surfed iiio Windsor on a wave of momen-
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The O.I.R.A. student intramural conference at Mohawk last weekend was definitely a sucturn from their drubbing of Laurcess in the eyes of the many Waier to play the nationally fifth-ranked and OIJAA West terloo C-R d.elegates that first-placed Lancers. Led by the attended* ‘peclal ‘Ommendation goes out to Deidre Muir and superhuman antics of Paul Heather Read and all others who Boyce, who poured in a gamewere involved in Waterloo’s high 32 points, the Warriors present ation. Their presentacrusjned the Lancers 93-73. Other tion, “Problem? . . . No Problem!” high scorers for the Warriors was smooth a’nd full of fun were Rob Froese with 18 points which added to the already posiarid a recovered Tommyj 2 tive image Waterloo intramurals Schneider with 16. . have. u
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What an exciting day of curling, ful+l of thrills and spills, both on and off the ice. In Draw 1, the team of Jeff Wood, Whit Erickson, Larry Marsigulto and Rose Baznik won the championship. Second place -was the Hackers lead by Marc Gelinas. The Draw 2 champions were the team of Bob Martens, Rhonda Borden, Gord Erickson and Kim Pqirier. Following in second place was Last Minute draw lead by Dan Smuck.
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Volleyball 1. Winnipeg 2. Saskatchewan 3. Manitoba 4. Lava1 5. WATERLOO 6. UBC 7. Calagry 8. Toronto 9. Dalhousie 10. Western
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Christine Hough and Doug Ladret, KitchenetYWaterloo entrants in the Canadian Figure Skating Championships, placed third overall in the senior pairs competition. They will be travelling to Cincinnati for the World Figure Skating Championships in March. photo by Rick Guderian
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LYNCHBURG, TENNESSEE (population 361) is where we make Jack Daniel’s TennesseeWhiskey, and where we make lots of Canadian friends. Folks come from all over to see how we make our whiskey Then, as often as not, they remark as how they wish they could get Jack Daniel’s TennesseeWhiskey at home. Truth is, it’s easier to get our whiskey in Canada than it is here in Lynchburg. You see, we’re in$loore County and that’s a dry county So we just, tell everyone to look for Jack Daniel’s TennesseeWhiskey back home. It’s real easy to find, and real easy to enjoy especially with friends. JACK DANIEL’S TENNESSEE WHISKEY Ifyou’dlikeabookletaboutJackDaniel’s Whiskey, writeusherein Lynchburg, Tennessee, 37352U.S.A.
. CIAU: What the =*Y is happening by Glenn Hauer Imprint staff It’s getting to that time of year again. As all Waterloo basketball fans are aware, the CIAU championships are fast approaching. Yet again, the men’s will be held in Halifax at the Metro Centre, whereas the women’s 1 will be decided at Universite Lava1 in Quebec City. Who gets to go to these exciting and nerve-wracking tournaments? Do the best teams in the country get to go? Are the CIAU rankings that important? I will attempt to answer these questions and point out some of the problems (or lack thereof) that exist in the CIAU’s method of determining the “Final Eight” basketball teams in Canada. From the men’s point of view, there have been some major changes this year in post-season play. The CIAU rankings are a lot less important than in the past. A team must win in league playoff campetition to be guaranteed a spot in the “Final Eight”. Six winners, one each from the CWUAA, GPAC, OUAA West, OUAA East, QUAA, and AUAA conferences will journey to Halifax. The last two teams are wildcards, determined solely on their position in the rankings. The best teams in the playoffs are obviously the ones that win. In the past, the top 16 teams in Canada were sent to four separate regional playdowns. The regional tournament a team participated in was based entirely on that team’s ranking in Canada. Winning a conference playoff did not guarantee a spot in that area’sregional. Why shouldn’t the OUAA champion pla-y in the mideast regional? Who determines the CIAU top’ ten? What factors are the decisions based on? There are six men in Canada who form the top-ten committee. Jim Leith of Victoria and Jeff Rud of Regina (both newsmen), Dr. John MacFarlane of St. F.X. University, Peter Barnsley of the University of Guelph, Mr. John McDonaugh of Montreal (a referee), and Bob Gage of London (a retired reporter) collaborate each week to hash out the previous week’s results and produce the rankings for the press. In an interview with Don McCrae, I obtained some insight into what rankings are all about. The above group seem’s to make “mystical executive decisions” that “don’t seem to have any accountability” and are “based on success only”. There isn’t any system to weight such factors as wins and losses home and .away, tough (or soft) schedules, and team ability. Teams with high
rankings following preseason inter-conference play are often kept right “up there” despite losing in regular season inter-conference games. Witness Western this year, O-2 within the OUAA West and still No. 4 in Canada. Does it make sense? How, in the past, did the top-ten committee rank 16 teams in Canada without seeing the games in the other conferences? The OUAA East is not even represented within the group! My own feeling is that the CIAU rankings are not really ail that important. Don McCrae says, “they were only important to the 17th, 18th, and 19th teams in the past and will be to the ninth and 10th teams this year !” Maybe the fact that reaching the “final eight” this year based mainly on competition is saying something about the invalidity of the top-ten committee’s “random rankings”. The CIAU womens’s basketball championship is slightly different than the men’s format. The winners of the CWUAA, GPAC, OWIAA, QUAA, and AUAA conferences, as well as a host team, are all guaranteed placement. Two wildcards are determined by Canadian rankings in a way similar to the men. In each conference, three people observe the games and report to the conference convener. Each of the conveners in turn report to Donna Price of CIAU National Programs who tabulates the five conference lists to determine the final top-ten. Again, there are no hard and fast rules on how to rank. There are problems because these people often do not go to the games. Ranking is “based on game scores or on knowledge of key players, not on actual observation of the games” according to Sally Kemp of our Department of Athletics. To reduce the importance of the CIAU rankings in Canada, seven teams should be guaranteed placement into the “final eight”. For men, a host team should be included and for women, both an Eastern and Western Division winner should be included from the OWIAA. The importance of a host team is paramount, for in order to host the CIAUs, the institution must fork out $20,000 to the CIAU. If the institution’s own team is not in the tournament, then why should that institution encourage their own fans to go to the games to cover the cost? Don McCrae gave me an opinion about rankings that I happen to agree with. They are a media opportunity. They give a particular sport visibility. Here I am giving basketball visibility, “without intent”. In a system that places teams in the top-ten based on “random decision making”, that is all they should be. Competition is the only effective way of determining a Canadian champion. r’
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The excitement of overtime caused a lot of nervousness in both teams on offense. Neither the Athenas nor the Gryphons could open up a lead. Fatigue was definitely a factor for Waterloo, as several easy buckets were missed. In the end, the Athenas finally prevailed 69-67. Cindy Poag scored 27 points to lead the Athenas, and also led the team in minutes played with 55. Corinna Lueg chipped in 12 points while pulling down 13 rebounds, and Michelle Campbell played tough in the clutch, clearing 7 rebounds and 6 points. Karen McCulla played a super game on defense and took a few blows for the team as well. The Windsor game was a different story entirely. After committing only 7 turnovers at Guelph in 55 minutes of play, the Athenas gave the ball up 21 times in only 40 minutes at Windsor. Waterloo’s players were sleeping and did not really get into the game. Cindy Poag led ’ the Athenas with 15 points, with Sheila Windle and Corinna Lueg scoring 12 and 10 points respectively. The Athenas have two games left in their schedule. They travel to Brock tomorrow and then entertain Windsor at home next Saturday. If the Athenas are to make the playoffs and miss Laurentian in the first round, they must take both 3rock and Windsor and go 7-5 ‘or the year.
CLASSIFIED Tiger: Happy Valentines Day. Smile - it’s not that long until windsurfing season. ILY. TIM. Happy Valentines Day to the four sexy babes on Cedarbrae who somehow always manage to keep the ocean in motion. May your wet dreams always come true. Love, your ex-roomie; Raoul. Peekay’s 2nd annual Valentine’s Day Massacre. All firearms to be checked at door. Automatics only. Experience the sooer’s new 100 square foot dance floor. Sat Nite Cockroach 409. Happy Valentines to three dazzling blone babes - Ina, Louise and Martine. Nancy-Lou’s slide shows wouldn’t be the wame without you. Leszek. You’re swimming with your girl, out at lover’s lake; and the wind blows cold, it chills your bones; but you’re still on the make, that’s a bad mistake. Oh, but the moon was full and you had a chance; to be all alone, but you’re not alone; this is your last dance and your last .romance; cause he’s back, he’s _the man behind the mask; and he’s out of control; he’s back, the man behind the mask; and he’s after your soul. Ch ch ch ha ha ha (Alice Cooper). Don’t be alone on Friday the 13th. Come to the Kin Valentine Pub at 8:00 p.m. South Campus Hall. HKLS $2, others $3. $1 off if vou wear red and black. Jeremy: Happy Valentine’s Day, Babe! I’m so glad we met! I love you so much (and I always will) You’re the sweetest guy I have ever met. All my love, Donna. Don’t be depressed, you are the best. I love you too much, that’s plain to see. But that’s the way it is, and the way it’s got to be. We’ve made it through two - thanx for all that you do, all the happiness and love that you give me too. That is why I must say, we have to get something straight between you and me on this all important Valentine’s Day number three. Love Buddy.
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You know I love you Babe. DEDA. To the cast, crew and band of FASS ‘87: you’re a terrific, talented gioup, and I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to work (and party!) with you. Here’s to puh-tu-ti-tat’s, lost voices, backrubs, sleazy red, lack of sleep, bad jokes, spontaneous production numbers, our audiences, and “what I did for FASS”. Thanks for the memories! Barb. Chocolate-covered playmate of questionable morals. If you enjoy champagne and black lace call naughty Susie. P.S. Bring your toys. Professional Chocolate-dipping: Not for the faint at heart. Champagne Susie will follow. Special Valentine Rates - Cherries ‘n’ chocolate extra. Call Suzie. Playmate Fred: Valentine suggestions: Buy chocolate and champagne. Get undressed. Heat up chocolate. Dip Fred in chocolate. Lick off chocolate. Pour champagne on Susie. Lick off Champagne. Heat more chocolate . . . Valentine sublet: currently unoccupied. Wet but warm, obscured entry (must remove chocolate cherry). 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Professional typingi specialist in soeed and orecision. Years experience iith these’s, reoorts, resumes. Excellent rates. did Lakeshore. Call Susan, 884-5018. Qualified typist - will do reports, essays, manuscripts. Electronic typewriter. Downtown Kitchener. Call Carole 578-5142. After 6:O0. Fast, professional typing by university grad. Pick-up/delivery available on campus. Grammar, spelling, corrections available. $ I /double spaced page. Suzanne, 886-3857. Custom essay Service will compose or edit, set-up & type all your written communications - reports, essays. We are a company who helps people who may have a temporary problem with an essay or some other assignment. 4 Collier St. Suite 201, Toronto 960-9042. Experienced Typist with teaching degree. $1 .OO per double spaced page. Near campus - MSA. Call Karen L. at 746-063 1. At Kim’s Secretarial Services -Term papers, Resumes, free pick up and delivery. Call 743-7233. 31 years’ experience. 75C double spaced page. IBM Selectric. Essays, Resumes, Theses, etc. Westmount. Erb area. Call Doris 886-7153. The word is out, give Quick Type a shout! Spell check. $1.25 per page. Free pick-up and delivery. 893-5171. Typing - fast and accurate, call Carol for all your typing needs. 576-9284.Word Processing ($1.15 dbl. sp. pg.) Reoorts. Essavs, Theses, Resumes, Griphs grid Ch&ts. High quality printing. Draft copy. 742-4162. Same Day word processing (24 hr. turn-around if you book ahead) $1.15 per double spaced page, Resumes $4 per page. Near Seagram Stadium. Draft copy always provided. Don’t delay, phone today. 885- 1353. TY Pin9 - only $1 .OO per page. (d.s.) for typist with English degree living on ‘campus (MSA). Call Karen Shaw at 746-3127. 30 years experience, reasonable rates, walking distance to University. Call 743-3342.
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Qualified typist - Will do! Reports Essays - Manuscripts. Electronic typewriter. Downtown Kitchener. Call Carole. 578-5142 after six. FOR SALE JVC speakers still in packing crate. Never been used, 5 year warranty, 40 watts each, max 85. Best offer. Desperate for money. 884-6938. Windsurfer construction manual for sale. Instructions for designing and building custom sailboards. Cost $15. Phone Mike at 886-5666. Men’s Nordica Rear-entry boots. Size 9. One year old $150 (negotiable) Call Stu at 576-6169. Two Oak desks, qak swivel chair, coffee tables, 4 dr filing cabinet, 1 legal, 1 letter size, odd chairs, mirrors cut to size. 884- 2806. Reynolds Advance D2 Speakers. Call Ian 884-9480. 35 mm Camaera, Yashika FX-D, 35105 Zoom with Macro Electronic Cable Release, flash, $175,‘884-6953 (Bruce).
Imprint,FriBay,Febmary13,198'7 Swimming pool! Otie or two male non-smoking roommates needed for townhouse May - Aug. $171.50/month all utilities included, partially furnished. 15 minute bus ride to UW. Westmount and Highland area. 742-9989. For rent, May to August, two bedroom apartment, fully furnished except one bedroom, fully carpeted, with a colour TV, converter, phone, and air conditioning. Facilities include outdoor pool,, weight room, sauna, billiards, ping-pong and dart rooms,. and a laundry room. $5OO/mo., utilities included. Phone 745-9920. Three new, semi-furnished bedrooms available immediately in modern home. Preferably girls only. Includes laundry, cooking facilities, heat, hydro, phone. $250/month. Call Dave Huck 746-4682 after 5 pm. May - August ‘87. 2 rooms in 4 bedroom furnished house. Ctsoe to UW and WLU. $175/mo. per room plus utilifies. Steve 746-l 057. Summer Sublet: 4 bedroom Phillip St. townhouse. May - Sept. ‘87, laundry facilities, parking, 2 min. walk to UW. $170/month. Call 746-2225. One Bedroom apartment, modern, furnished, parking and laundry facilities. Summer sublet, option to renew lease in September, 15 minute bus to UW. $3OO/month. 576-6039 or x 6686 (daytime)
Academic Services. Research assistDISCOVER YUGI Games in Japaance, annotated bibliographies, editnese culture. Museum of Games and ing, proofreading, English tutoring, Archives Matthews Hall, 9-5, Suday l-5. Admission free. 888-4424 ESL tutoring, word processing, resumes. Reasonable rates, call PD AcaKIN VALENTINE Pub tonight. Theme: demic Services. 894- 1864. Friday the 13th, Part I: My Bloody ValFlying anyone? Sightseeing of K-W * entine. HKLS $2, others $3. Wear red area, Toronto, London, Niagara. Day and black for $1 off. or night - for a6 little as $15 per hour. f THE MUSEUM and Archive of Games ’ invites visitors to join in and enjoy WaBruce - 885-l 358 or x3871. terloo County pastimes at their”handWill do light moving with small Truck. s-on” game display, Public Utilities Reasonable rates. Call Jeff Haiding at Building, Kitchener, 12 - 9 pm. Free. 884-283 1. Also Saturday, Sunday 888-4424 for Experienced English as a second lanmore details. guage teacher available for tutoring and TDEFL preparation. 886-3794 or BANQUET FOR students from all nations. Free buffet thanks to the gener746-8171. osity of local restaurants. Sponsored by Maranatha Christian Fellowshio. WANfED FED FLICKSRunningScaredstarring ‘Billy Crystal and Gregory Hines - AL Traveiiing? I’m a student interested in 116 8 pm. Feds $1, other $3. travelling beginning Fall/87 for 6 - 8 BAHAI’I STUDIES Assoc. invites you months through Australia, Asia and to an evening of open discussion Europe. I’m looking for others to travel about the Baha’i faith. 7:30 pm, CC with so if you’re interested call Fran at 110. 746-8144. Need a tutor? Want to be a tutor? Check out the tutoring service in the Federation of Students’ office. Dungeons and Dragons: Dungeon master guide, player’s handbook and $ccg Price: $30 o.b.o. Call Eric, 884Wilderness tours, Canada’s premier whitewater rafting company is seeking on-campus promotional representatives. We are seeking eager, serious students to promote and organize whitewater rafting trips. Compensation will be the form of free raft trips & commissions. We will provide you with promotional materials &training. If interested Call Hugh or Al Astair at 613-646-2241. or write: Wilderness Tours, P.O. box 89 Beachburg, Ont. KOJ 1CO I -Theta Moiecualr Model Set for Organic Chemistry. Call Ian 884-9480. Correspondence lecture notes for Chem 311. Call la n at 884 -9480. LOST Reward - Gold ladies Seiko watch lost in PAC on Friday Jan. 30. Sentimental value. Please contact Arlene at 746-8147. HOUSING
Summer subletslockable rooms, heat and hydro free, laundry, 90% furnished, 5 min to campus, $135/mo. May to Aug. 576-8818. Rooms for rent - lockable rooms, heat and hydro free, laundry, 90% furnished, kitchen privileges, 5 min. to campus. $235/mo. May to April guaranteed summer sublet $135 per month. 576-8818. Room available in 4-bedroom farmhouse - 2 bathrooms, huge kitchen. $150/mo plus share of heating bill. 30 minutes from campus. Nonsmoker only. No cats. Dogs ok. Dave at ex 4048; leave message.
FED FLICKS See Friday THEATRESPORTS - LIVE improvised comedy based on your suggestions. Special two-for-one with sweetheart this week only. Door and participation prizes awarded. Special ‘deal for FASSers. SUNDAY
Summer ‘87 Large 2 bedroom apartment in Waterloo Towers (University and Phillip) from may to August 1987. $526 per month. Lease available in Sentember, 746-7213. Summer ‘87 - Churchill Townhouses. Female roommate wanted,. nonsmoker, private room; backyard, barbeaue. for more info call 746-3782. One bedroom available in shared two bedroom apt. $215.50 plus utilities. Female preferred. March 1. Karen 746-29 12. Four bedroom Bluevale townhouse available May-August with option to lease. near Zehrs, laundry, and bus route. $800/mo or $200/bedroom. Call 885-l 581. HOUSING
2 or 3 bedroom apartment for 3rd year students in Waterloo, Sept. ‘87. Willing to take lease for summer term. Call Kristine, 885-l 211 X2325 or 884-9045. Wanted for summer term ‘87 - 2 bedroom apartment in great shape with the option to return in January (will take over the lease if you like) Should be within 30 minutes walking distance to UW. Furnished preferred but not necessary. Call Richard at (613) 726-3735 (day) or (613) 224-5358 (bight). Lease Wanted May or Sept. ‘87. Call Blair 884-8071 or Jan 746-7313.
of madness and urban paranoia. All ;hoSe willing to judge in our upcoming tournament are encouraged to attand. St. Jerome’s Rm 229 5:00 pm. Re-member, your personal salvation is at stake! TUESDAY
BAGELS, FRIENDS, conversation, orange juice, chairs, speakers, styro.foam cups, all for only $1 .OO at the Jewish Students Association Bir Weekly Bagel brunch. Every Monday and Thursdav 11:30 - 1:30 CC 135. WORKSHOPS ON good study habits, note-taking, reading, time-management will begin this week. Interested students can register at NH 2080. HOUSE OF DEBATES: Another night
AMATEUR RADIO Club (VE3 UOW) meets every Tuesday at 4:30 in E23352. Everyone (licensed or just interested) is welcome. THE CANADIAN Federation of University Women, K-W will hold its Februarv meeting at Hilliard Hall, First United church, Waterloo at 8:00 p.m. The Global Community Centre will be making a presentation on Community Involvement in Third World Issues. WEDNESDAY
GENERAL MEETING of Amnesty International, Campus Group. Planning session for next month’s events. nonmembers welcome. 7:30 pm CC 138. HUR6N CAMPUS Ministry Fellowship, common meal, 4:30 pm., St. Paul’s College Cafeteria. Program 5:30 Wesley Chapel, St. Paul’s. All Welcome. EXPLORING THE Christian Faith -a discussion of Christian Doctrine led by Chaplain Graham Morbey. All Welcome. Wesley Chapel, St. Paul’s, 7:30
pm. CAMPUS BIBLE Study sponsored by the Maranatha Christian StudentsAssociation. CC 135, 3:30. LAYMEN’S EVANGELICAL Fellowship International Youth meeting. 7:30 om CC 135. All are welcome. CINEMA GRATIS Reds and Big Snit 9:30 pm CC Great Hall. Free!! GLLOW COFFEEHOUSE-an informal gathering held weekly at 8 pm. in CC 1.10 for interested people. A safe and friendly atmosphere in which to meet others gay or straight. Call 8844569 for more information (24 hr,. recorded message). BLOOD DONOR Clinic 1:30 - 8 pm First United Church, King & William Sts. Kitchener. ..--
THE MUSEUM and Archive of Games invites visitors to celebrate Heritage Day at their hands-on display, l-5 pm: B.C. Matthews Hall. Free. Also, display of 19th Century games in Victoria Park, 1:30 4 pm. Children and families - welcome. Prizes Galore. 888-4424 for details. CHRISTIAN WORSHIP on campus. A Christian community for campus people sponsored by Huron Campus Ministry. All Welcome. lo:30 a.m. HH 280. CAMPUS CHRISTIAN churdh service sponsored by Maranatha Christian Fellowship. 1l:OO am, HH 334. LAYMEN’S EVANGELICAL Fellowship International Sunday evening meeting. 6:30 pm, 163 University Ave., W., Apt. 321. (MSA) All Welcome. FED FLICKS See Friday. Time is 800 p.m. Sunday
WATERLOO CHRlSTiA&l Fellowship suuper meeting in HH 280 from 4:30 to 6:45 pm. Today we’ll be talking about Careers. Is there life after university? Come out and see. BAGELS, FRIENDS, conversation, orange juice, chairs, speakers, styrofoam cups, all fof only $1 at the Jewish Students Association Bi-Weekly Bagel brunch. Every Monday and Thursday 11:30 - 1:30 CC 135. . THE DEADLY Game of Nations. Gwvnne Dyer film series on War. Spohsored by Science for Peace. AL 113 at 12:30 pm. until March 19. Soonsored by Science for Peace. “A VISIT To The War Zone in Northern Nicaragua” discussion and videotape presentation by Fran Fields of the Louis Riel Teachers’ Brigade at MacKirdy Hall, St. Paul’s College, 7:00 8:30 pm. ’ r