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Dance, budget dilema divides UW Senate by Ken imprint

Bryson Staff

The ongoing dispute over the futures of both the Dance dcpartmerit and the universi ty budget took a bizarre turn last Monday at a meeting of the university Senate. At the outset of the meeting Applied Health Sciences (AHS ) Dean Bob Norman withdrew his still tabled motion to phase out the Dance department. After much debate ensued regarding both the bvithdrawn motion and the budget, the Senate voted to recommend the budget, as is, to the university Board of Governors by a vote of 31 for, 8 against, and 23 abstentions. The highamountof abstentions created the ambiguous situation of the budget receiving as many votes for as the combined votes against and abs tentions, which theoretically are neither votes for or votes against.

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of the ambiguity,

administration has as if the budget has been by Senate, leaving some members of the university communitydispleased with theentircproces. Kish Hahn, anengineering professor and member of both the university Senate and Board of Governors, was in attendance at Monday’s meeting and took exception to the process by which the budget was approved. Hahn believes that the entire process of tying the Dance department’s future to the budget decision was unfortunate and unfair fo those forced to make the decision. “It was very uncomfortable, unhappy and, I think, unfair,” said

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Part of Dean Norman’s impetus for withdrawing his motion, however, was to prevent the issues from becoming further enmeshed. “I withdrew [the motion] so that there would be It>ss confusion as to [what] the implications of voting on the budget actually were,” said Norman. The original decision by the AI-IS Facul tyCounci1 to phase out dance was brought to Senate in the hope that, at the university


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said Norman.

“I wasn’t optimistic that that [finding the funds] was going to happen though...because I know how hard hit they [other faculties] are, and they didn’t have the money.” Kish Hahn, however, regards Norman’s actions as unfortunate and sees the solution to the entailing problems as lying with the universities


“The process should involve a great deal of prior discussion and then a high level decision by the president,” said Hahn, adding that in this case the president is relucta nt to make a decision because he does not wish to leave incoming President James Downey in a difficult situation. Hahn believes this to be unfortunate. “Presidenls must make decisions, even if they are difficult,” he said. This call for leadership, as university President Doug Wright sees it, is, however, misguided. In calling for leadership, said Wright, people are wanting “a preemptive position that derides all the consultation that has been going on.” However, “people would be outraged if [Vice-president, aca-

Dr. George or I arbitrarily over rode those decisions,” he added. The procedures for dealing with the budget havebeen followed, said Wright, with the Senate Finance committee having decided that to take money from elsewhere in the university would cause more harm to the university than the tcrmination of the Dance department. Wright also noted that other areas of the university have been adversely affected by this year’s budget and that more people have been affected elsewhere than have been in Dance. One proble m Wright sees the university as facing is that the government sets both the revenue and enrollment for the university, leaving the administration to allocate that fixed revenue. “Our program offerings are really a functioning of the resources we have,” he said. “We can’t say we’re going to have these programs and demand the resources to have them.” Instead, we must fund the programs which we are best able to offer, he said. Members of the university community, however, are not so sure this is has truly occurred. “The argument is going to be used,” says Hahn, that “we have no option, WC have no money,” which he doesn’t buy. “We have to look much more carefully at the priorities that exist on this campus and how the resources are spent,” he says, “and I’m not convinced that this has been done .” Although the Senate has approved the new budget, it must be ratified by the Uoard of Governors at their next meeting in April. demic]

Our enthusiastic, Elvis led engineers collected approximately $600 en route during the annual bus push to raise money for Big Sisters on Saturday March 13. photo by Ken Bryson

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Last Friday, March 12, a Public Safety Forum was held. It gave students an opportunity to voice their concerns about safety on campus.Italsoprovedtobeveryeducational as seven different speakers told the student audience about the safety - oriented services that their respective campus.




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Student loan bill blocked- in Senate by Kieran imprint



Conservative from New Brunswick are fighting for the students of Canada. Senators Noel Kinsella and JeanMaurice Simard are blocking the passage of bill C-76 through the Senate, insisting that amendments be made. The bill, acting in accordance with the 1992-93 federal budget, proposes amendments to the Canada Student Loans Act, as well as thesmall Business Loans Act, the Lobbyist Registration Act, and the Salaries Act. In its present form, the Canada Student Loans Program allows every student a six-month grace period in which to pay back their loans, interest free. If passed as it stands now, bill C-76 will eliminate that grace period. Two



The bill faced a hot debate in the House of Commons, with opposition parties proposing a series of amendments, including the removal of the clause regarding student loans. The amendments were voted down on February 15. After a third reading, on February 22, the bill was passed withoutamendmentby a margin of 107 to 50. Among those in favour of the bill were our own Kitchener and Waterloo MI’s John Reimer and Walter Mclean. Having passed on to the Senate, c-76 now stands before a Senate Committee, where Senators Kinsella and Simard are insisting on amendments. What makes their opposition particularly interesting is the fact that the C-76 is a Tory bill, meaning the Senators are standing against their own party. The proposed legislation was first brought to their attention by the Canadian Federation of Students

(CFS), who presented a report to the Senate National Finance Committee. The CFS has also urged student organizations across the country to lobby the Senators from their provinces to oppose the bill. Senator Kinsella is arguing that the present unemployment rate, especially among students, as well as the general state of the economy, makes this bill extremely poorly timed. CFS is in agreement. In defense of the legislation, Finance Minister Don Mazankowski has stated that the bill would be accompanied by the elimination of the 3 per cent tax on student loans and an increase in the weekly loan allowance. As well, he said that

other opponents of the bill have pointed out, neither the elimination of the 3 per cent tax, nor the allowance increase have been forthcoming. During the debate following the second reading of the bill, Sudbury MP Diane Marleau also pointed out that income tax breaks are useless to the large population of unemployed students. Both Senator Kinsella and the CFS are predicting success in their efforts to amend bill C-76. “I think we have a good chance,” commented CFS Chair Kelly Lamrock. It remains to be seen whether or not Senators Kinsella and Simard






breaks on their income tax. These things, claimed Mazankowski, would help ease the burden on students. However, as the Senators and

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Meanwhile, the CFS and other student groups will continue to try swaying more Senators to their side.

The speakers were: Pauline James, chair of the Women’s Issues Board, Dean Barns, Safety Audit Coordinator, Marianne Miller, Ombudsperson, Florence Tomlinson,Coordinator of Disabled Student Services, Wayne Shortt a sergeant for the U.W. Police force, and Denise Angove and Kevin Stuart from Health and Safety. The Safety Audit has trimmed treesand improved lightingoncampus, especially at the Minota Hagey Ombudsperson Residence. Marianne Miller works out of the Campus Centre to intervene in crises if students or staff need her help; part of her job includes safety. Florence Tomlinson coordinates safety amongst disabled students, who she claims are the most vulnerable in this regard on campus. Denise Angove and Kevin Stuart talked about services Health and Safety offers. Their mandate is to educate in order that students can prevent and recognize such things as date rape. e Most frosh have seen the show “Single and Sexy” - one of Health and Safety’s biggest success stories in the area of education. Sgt. Shortt talked about student escorts that are available to students, and also the student security patrols. All of these people are working very hard to make this campus as safe as possible. Students in the audience were able to voice some of their concerns such as more lighting on Westmount Rd., , and better snow shovelling Other




and safety and the pros and cons of the student heIp lines. If you have any concerns or questions, please contact any of the above people.


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textbook tax by Andrew Speciul to

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The Canadian Federatrion of Students (CFS) is leading a campaign to remove the GST from reading materials. The CFS is part of a group called the Don’t Tax Reading Coalition that is trying to explain the GST’s effec t on reading and education and bring pressure to bear on the Federal government to drop the tax. The campaign is aimed at the country’s student associations and instructors. The Coalition is also targeting the offices of both the Prime Minister and Finance Minister Don Mazankowski. Book tax is detrimental to the quality of education, maintains the coalition. “Students have been hit hard by the new reading tax,” said coalition Chairperson Jacqueline

Hushion. “Students spend a large percentage of their limited incomes on reading materials,” or else make the choice not to buy texts, which harms their education. The Coalition sees the 7 per cent tax on reading materials as incompatible with the Government’s “prosperity initiative,” which states that education and literacy are keys to a strong Canadian economy. “If they really believe that, they’ll drop this brand-new tax that takesbooksoutofstudents’hands,” said Hushion. Bill Blaikie, the NDP Finance critic for taxation, says it isnot likely that Finance Minister Don Mazanowski will repeal the tax on books in the upcoming budget. Blaikie, the member for Winnipeg/ Transcona, says “the government is not known for repenting for its mistakes.”


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Van Dusen, an assistant to Don Mazankowski, did say that it would probably not be the case that books will return to their previous taxexempt status. He feels that dropping the GST in one area would “set a precedent, and then other groups would call for the same treatm en t .” Van Dusen

added that the tax also applies to computer programs and other teaching aids which shows that books are not getting an unfair deal. The GST is the first federal tax in Canadian history to apply to books, magazines, and newspapers. Book sales have droped 10 per cent since the GST was implimented; magazines have- dropped 15 per cent, according to the coalition. .I

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“It was an isolated incident,” said Nicholas Yarish, manager of plant and security at Centennial Coliege, regarding a sexual assault charge laid on a male member of the college’s walksafc team. “It could have just as easily happened in a hallway

or classroom.”

The “incident” occurred on February 5 at Centennial’s Progress campus in Scarborough. Ironically, the “walksafe” team member allegedly assaulted the female member he was working with that evening. Yarish who personally interviewed the charged student, claimed that the man gave no indication that he had any type of foul attitude toward women. “He had no criminal record and had good references,” said Yarish. “He was very good in the interview.. . there are people we

Surprisingly, therearen’t many plans to make changes to the walksafe program at Centennial. The college is currently thinking of having three-person teams (two women, one man) instead of twoperson teams, and of making it mandatory for applicants to make a report regarding their reasons for desiring a position. However, these are just considerations. UW police Sergeant Wayne Shortt, supervisor of UW’s walksafe program, is confident that UW’s screening process lessens the chances of a situation similar to the one at Centennial occurring here. “We have a very stringent screening process,” said Shortt. This screening

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From Brown to Bryson Brown Editor-in-chief

by Maya Imprint

Of all the smarmy, self-indulgent things we do down here at Imprint, welcoming the incoming editor is one of the most satisfying-. The new guy’s got a job, and the old guy’s looking forward to gettin’ outa here. In this spirit, here goes: Ken Bryson has been selected as the editor-in-chief of Imprint for the 1993-94


Bryson, a 22-year-old, thirdyear English (rhetoric and professional writing) student, currently serves as news editor and boardstaff liaison on Imprint’s board of directors. He has certainly mastered one aspect of the job -- diplomacy -- as this quote attests: “Certainly we musn’t take ourselves too seriously down here,” says Kenny B., “but I see this as a privilege and an opportunity. A privilege to follow in Petey Brown’s fine footsteps, and an opportunity to shape the paper (and the student’s minds) the way I’d like.”

The many faces 1993-94 year.

of Ken Bryson,


he once put it, “put on your shitkickers and kick some shit.” Attend: “With the new administration coming in and the neverending overturn of Fed executives, look for a year of muckracking and general distrust of anything oeicial &I cam-

So, prepare your minds to be shaped by this man. * He’&lso a man not afraid to, as

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pus, including ourselves,” says Bryson. Bryson says that he’s prepared to captain the vessel Imprint through the treacherous, shark-infested waters of the mid-‘90s and hopes for a couple of Pulitzer nominations along the way.

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Larry Smith, an adjunct professor of economics that perhaps one fifth of the university population is familiar with, has just had an ego boosting week. Within the period of one week, he has received two awards honouring him for excellence in teaching. Smith was one of four recipients of the Dis tinguished Teacher Award. The winners were announced at the UW senate meeting on Monday March 15; they included Smith, Dr. Mariela Gutierrez of the Spanish department, Sally Haag of classical studies, and Dr. Frank Zorzitto of pure mathematics. “Each recipient will receive a citation and a certificate at spring convocation in May. Each will also receive 1,500 to support teaching activities,” reported the KW Recorrl. the 1992/ -- - Smith .was - awarded r mw _. Y3 Economics Yrotessor ot the Year

Award by the Economic Society. This is the first time that the award has been given out and the society hopes to make it an annual event according to Smith. “I know this is what is expected, but 1 won’t try to play cool. I mean it when I say 1 am deeply appreciative about receiving these awards,” said Smith, when asked how he felt upon receiving these distinctions. “It also lets me know that

Vt lets me know ,w,“~~‘~~~$t~ I added Smith. that what I’rrt “I like the precedent of stutrying to do is dent societies having input into their departwurking. ” ments,” pressed

Srni::, he spoke with high regards for the Economits Society. He felt that this kind of organization helps students develop more of an interest in their own departments. Also, other students across campus could benefit from those initiatives that allow students to have input into their departments. when









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Campus Day delights By Cheryl Imprint

The Davis Centre was a1so the headquarters for tours of the campus, either walking or by bus. Tours were scheduled approximately every twenty minutes during the day, taking people to the various buildings and to the residences. Information sessions were offered in the Davis Centre. Representatives from the University addressed parents’ concerns about life on campus, co-op, counselling services, medical attention and housing. The Preparation for Parents seminar put many parents’ minds at ease for the transition of their children moving out of the house for the first time and into university. A session about financing a university education was offered for people to learn how to budget for -a university education. The Ontario Student Assistance Pro-



Despite the less than pleasant _ weather, Campus Day ‘93 was a huge success for the thousands of prospective students and their parents who came to check out the University. About 3,000 people were expected to attend. The initial stop for the students, until they found their way to the faculty they were most interested in, was the Information Centre locaked in the foyer of the Davis Centre. There, displays and information were provided by Alumni Affairs and Student Alumni Association, Athletics, Bookstore and Gift Shop, Co-operative Education, Health and Safety, Libraries, PartTime Studies, Residences, and Services for Students with Disabilities.

gram (OSAP), student awards, and other financial assistance programs were also discussed. The models and floor plans of the new Physical Recreation Facility were located in the Campus Centie for all to see. The project is to be fully completed by January 1994. Waterloo’s six faculties all had special events and tours planned for the day, along with the four church colleges. Maxine Blackford, a university boundstudent fromPicton,Ontario, who had to get up at 1:30 a.m. in order to get here, rated Waterloo her number one choice out of all the universities that she applied to. She is interested in Computer Science and especially the Co-op program. When asked why, she responded, “I don’t think I’d have enough money to get through school without it...and for work experience too.”

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The Sixth Annual Ontario Biology Day, also known as the fourth year biology honours thesis student presentation day, was held at Wilfrid Laurier University on Saturday, March 13,1993. “The fourth year thesis course in undergraduate biology is the capstone course of the rigorous, often tension filled, four year program,” stated Dean of Arts and Science Dr. Arthur Read, in his opening address. Students from 12 of 16 Ontario universities participated in the mini conference. Of the 67 brief presentations delivered, 36 per cent were from Laurentian University. “The universities were looking at a way to have students present their information to students from other universities,” remarked Dr. Knott. “This idea arose in an informal manner, done on a volunteer basis with no committee or chairman. “[Students] get to experience presenting a scientific paper at a special conference, only in front of their peers. They do not go in there with the fear that they are going up against the best in the field, that these people are out to get them, or asking questions they can’t answer.” Seminars werepresented by the School of Accountancy, the Institu te for Risk Research, as well as the departments of Management Science, Psychology and Philosophy. This mini conference allowed students to understand the dynamics of seminars and gain experience in public speaking. Topics presented

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Philosophers have often been accused of living in ivory towers, promoting theories that are primarily theoretical, but Scmidtz’s lectures should be relevant to students in all faculties. Morality is a subject Monday Tuesday






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that affects every rational person, and has practical applications in the decisions that we make ever.y day. The five seminars are presented by the School of Accountancy, the Institute for Risk Research, as well as the departments of Management Science, Psychology, and PhilosoPhY* Professor Schmid tz, an nswciate professor

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by students, ranged from ecology to molecular genetics. “The amount of time is deceiving, you quickly learn that you have to put in more time than you might think,” commented Chris Storbeck, a University of Waterloo biology student. Many of the students that were interviewed, believed that time is an essential factor in their projects. “A little over twice the amount of work is involved with a thesis project, not even comparable to the required courses,” remarked Randy Fournier of University of Ottawa. Students that had worked independently on projects found that the Biology Day experience increased their knowledge of biological techniques and procedure. Learning how to solve problems on their own by way of trial and error aided students in their decision making processes. Questions asked by audience allowed students to see what they overlooked when preparing their projects. Students also had the opportunity to make new friends and important contacts that may help them decide what type of graduate work they would like to pursue. This year’s biology day coordinator, Dr. Edward Kott, along with his WLU staff, spent many months preparing for this day. Last year the conference was held at the University of Trent and next year’s is planned to be hosted by the University of Windsor. Biology Day ‘93 was a success. It was a great way for students to present their complex material in a manner all could understand.


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NAFTA to the rescue? by Gaylen Special to


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What is the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) doing to you? Is economic integration the wave of the future or a flagrant error? Will Canada become more competitive or become obsolete? All over the world, countries are aligning into economic blocks such as the European Economic Community to be economically competi tive on the international scene, but at what domestic costs? NAFTA may be a corporate agenda undermining the existence of Canadian democracy. NAFTA may be a progressive long-term economic plan to allow Canada to continue economic greatness. Make up your own mind; come to a week of informed debate on NAFTA from March 22-26 brought to you by Waterloo Public interest Research Group (WPIRG). Did you ever wonder about the issues such as the future of Canada’s identity or how NAFTA will

Our Monday to Thursday seminars will deal with all this and more. TheyareattheCampusCentreGreat Hall from noon to 1:3O each day. On Friday March 26, a grand debate on NAFTA will ensue in room 1350 of the Davis Centre starting at 7pm; some very qualified and determined individuals will give an intellectual disputation you won’t soon forget. For the pro-NAFTA side we havePat Sobesky, a Member of Parliament for Cambridge and Chair of

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Trade, and Jim Balsillie, Chairman of the Board of Research in Motion, which is a Waterloo-based communica tions company. For the anti-NAFTA side, Mary Ann O’Connor and RonCooper will be joining us. Mary Ann is the Chair for ihe Ontario-group for SocialJustice under the Action Canada Network. Ron is the co-founder for the National Party of Canada, the Liberal candidate for the 1988 federal election, and the National Party candidate for the upcoming federal

Is our faithless (faithful if you prefer) leader bringing us to economic prosperity at the cost of a healthy environment? Or is it economic prosperity at all- whal are the assumptions and what can we expect? Well, I guess he has stepped down now but he left us quite a

Friday promises us a very dynamic debate. If your questions have previously gone unanswered, come to form your own opinion or learn more about the trade agreement that was reached behind closed doors.







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The Student Part-Time Employment Centre (SPEC) is entering its second term of providing students with all the information needed to find on-campus, non-academic, part- time jobs. SPEC, working as a referral service, has in this past year alone, been visited by approximately 900 students looking for j obs. SPEC offers students a chance to get a head start on finding the part-time job they want for the fall or summer, providing the extra cash to get by whiIe at university. It is important for students to start thinking ahead to the fall term as last year many of the jobs SPEC advertised were filled just a few weeks into the term last fall. SPEC will be open for a lob I~@maficn Blitz during the week of March 22 to March 26,1993. During this information blitz, SPEC will have its information booklets available for browsing in the Great Hall of the Campus Centre and at the SPEC office (Campus Centre Room # 206), halfway between the Turnkey Desk and the Wild Duck Cafe up the stairs.

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The response to SPEC from students and employers alike has been very positive, saying that the service was a great idea since it makes the hiring process easier. Also, employers get a wide range of applicants for their jobs. Some of the jobs that SPEC has information on inelude Student Security, Campus Tour Guides, Campus Recreation, Food Services, and jobs for the Fed-

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eration of Students, to name a few. “SPEC is a great service, it has all the information that I needed to find a job on campus, and I found one that was in my area of interest,” said Jason Sack, a third year English student who works for the Associate Provost, Student Affairs developing a marketing brochure for the university. Sack found his job through SPEC. SPEC co-ordinator, Christine Dewhurst, and assistant Orville Rody, have been working hard for the past year to make the SPEC service easier to use by putting together master job booklets, with information that includes where to apply, the rate of pay, expected




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Eight University of Waterloo students have been awarded post-graduate scholarships from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council in Ottawa. As a result, UW placed first among Canadian universities in the number of winners of the “NSERC 1967 Science and Engineering Scholarships.” Last year, UW had six winners - also tops in the country. This year, 55 scholarships were awarded to outstanding undergraduate students across the country. The awards, valued at $21,300 a year, are offered initially for the first and second year of graduate studies and are renewable for a Six of LJW’s scholarship further two years. winners are enrolled in the faculty of engineering, one in both the faculties of mathematics and engineering, and one in the faculty of science. They are: Bradley Bet&, electrical and computer engineering; Christopher Daughney, earth sciences; Jan Krasnodebski, mechanical engineering; Serge Lemay, electrical and computer engineering; David Leppinen, applied mathematics/electrical and computer engineering; Nixon 0, systems design engineering; Barbara Paldus, electrical and computer engineering; Robert Zee, systems design engineering. Scholarship winners can take advantage of the best possible graduate studies opportunities, both in Canada and abroad. The NSERC scholarships were launched in 1967 to celebra te Canada’s centennial and mark the 50th anniversary of the National Research Council. UW optometry nation to upgrade

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The clinic, open to the public, is fully integrated with the teaching and research activities of the optometry school. It has, for example, on-site spectacle fabrica tion, dispensing and con tact lens facilities. Representatives of K-W Optical presented the $25,OOOcheque at a ceremony held Thursday morning in the clinic. Dr. Rodger Pace, director of the clinic, was among those in attendance. Area uw






Grade school students will have the opportunity this Saturday (March 13) to learn about the varied world of engineering at the University of Waterloo. They’ll be able to witness model buildings that sink in quicksand, fire temperatures measured with lasers, as well as solar-powered robots and concrete toboggans in action. The one-hour tours highlight typical problems society asks engineers to solve. The event, called Explorations 93, is being hosted by engineering students and sponsored by the faculty of engineering. It’s open to students in Grades 5, 6, 7 and 8. Parents and friends are also welcome. Free parking is available in lot C, off University Avenue and Seagram Drive.






TwoUniversityof Waterlooco-op students,James Fong and Craig Kaplan, have won the 1993 Microsoft Technical Scholarships, worth $5,000 each. Fong recently wrote a user education manual for product support services while employed at Microsoft Canada Inc. during a co-op work term. He’s studying mathematics/business administration and computer science. “The technical scholarship enables me to continue my education at Waterloo,” says Fong, of Mississauga. “I feel that Microsoft’s participation in Waterloo’s co-op program is a significant and invaluable one. I especially Iike the fact that it represents industry and education working together.” Kaplan, of Waterloo, worked as a software researcher and developer for WATCUM Systems Inc. rn 1992. He’s studying math and computer science. In high school, he won the Descartes Mathematics Competition-


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Friday, March 19, 1993

the Future - Tunzuniu:

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Youth in developing countries are faced with increasing challenges to meet their basic needs, often Ibecause of incredibly high levels of unemployment. In Tanzania, one factor may be the extraordinary population growth rate: 3.36 per centper year, causing the population to double every 21 years, as compared to 82 years in Canada and 30-40 years in many other developing countries. By the ye>r 2000, the Tanzanian population will be at 36.12 million, up from 26 million in 1490.

own voluntary, educational, or working activities. The objective of YBF as an organization is to provide a framework for an international network of youth that meet annually at a coiference, and who comminicate through newsletters, and other media. The basis for this network is to facilitate communication between youth so that they can co-operate in trying to solve critical issues of the day, in particular with regards to social justice and environmental is-

cedure is as follows: LFill out an application form available at the Turnkey Desk in the Campus Centre and hand in at the Turnkey Desk by Thursday, March 25. 2. Attend selection meeting (or contact us if you cannot make it) on Monday, March 30 at 5:OO in the Campus Centre, Room 135. Introduce- yourself, and participate in the discussion of the topics to be covered at the Tanzania conference. There will be a vote by all members present at the meeting. 3Selection will be made by April 7. 4.Fund Raise $500$1000 to go to conference, inaddition to participating in the group fund raising activities (bingos, cniversity funding, etc). The past delegates will help you with ideas for fund raising. Familiarize yourself with the issue of youth and unemployment. The selection criteria is to find people with a good communication ability, a commitment to social-justice and environmental issues, and a commitment to run the Y BF group next year by coordinating activities, fund-raising, selecting future conference candidates, writing newspaper articles, and disseminating information on Y BF. In addition, we encourage applicants to pursue other academic, work, or vol-



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sues. Previous conference themes have included the ethical use of science, democracy, human and environmental rights, environmental conservation, and peace. The organization was set up seven years ago at the Royal Melbourne Institu te of Technology (Australia), and has held annual conferences every year since then, including one at the University of Waterloo in 1988, and others in Argentina, Egypt, Norway, and Russia, all of which had Canadian participants.

atfour times the rate of Canada’s YBF Waterloo has been meeting regularly at the Campus Centre on every second Monday, and has looked at the issues of “Mu1 ticulturalism in Canada” and “The Impacts of Foreign (Canadian) Aid on Developing Countries,” through informal discussions. Fund-raising is also an important part of the organization, focusing on bingos and grants from university departments, but hopefully diversifying in the near future. The conference application pro-

to help better justify the incredible fuel consumption of flying over there for a conference. We encourageeverybody (non-students as well) to apply and also to come out to the meetings. Please attend the conference information meeting on Monday, March22, at 5p.m. in the University of Waterloo Campus Centre, room 135. You can contact us at 5790776 or 576-8887 or through electronic mail at: dbcartwr@watservl; apape@zeus; or aepape@systems.watstar.

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Next Thursday, March 25, a forum on employment equity will take place in the Campus Centre’s Great Hall at I :30 p.m. There, Kumar Singh, executive director of the office of the employment equity commissioner, will speak on the Employment Equity Act and its impact on students. Then, the UW House of Debates will debate the issue of employment equity. At some point in the debate, someone will bring up the issue of employment quotas, the idea that organizations should prescribe what percentage of their hirees will be women, members of visible minorities, and other historically disadvantaged groups. Certainly the idea of employment equity is a sensible one. People doing jobs of equal worth should be paid the same regardless of their gender, race, or other arbitrary characteristics. But quotas work by the opposite principle: arbitrary characteristics are what matter. Canadians are protected by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms from discrimination on the basis of race, gender, and many other factors (these first two are the biggies when it comes to employment equity). But if a system prescribes that a particular percentage of hirees must be women or members of visible minorities, then it includes gender and race in the criteria of employment for those people, something which contradicts the principle of equality. As Jefferson Darrell quotes Rosalie AbelIa on page I7 of this issue of Imprint, “Equity in employmenr means that no one is denied opportunities for reasons that have nothing to do with inherent ability. It means equal accesss free from arbitrary obstructions.+’ Exactly. Instead, we have fire departments who are requiring women and members of visible minorities to score tower on standard tests than white males because of the large number of white men who

Drs,Norman andWright,to the whitecourtesyph0n.e please!

Here’s a heartening thought: you are in a burning house, passed out from smoke inhalation, and the person entering the house to drag you out might be less strong physically and have poorer endurance than other fire fighters, all because everyone thinks they have a God-given right to every job that exists. By the same logic, I should be able to walk in Warrior football camp next August and demand a spot on the team because its my right as a UW student. Oh, did 1 mention that I’m five feet, eight inches tall and weigh 150 pounds and have the respiratory capacity of a sparrow! If one is in favour of treating

kind of person who usually the establishment. I’m of being too pro-establishlast Monday’s Senate meeting, T have to say that I’m fairly disgusted with my University. The big decision on the fate of dance at this University simply wasn’t made. Applied Health Sciences dean Robert Norman stood up and asked if it would “be appropriate” for him to withdraw his motion, so that the budget discussion would proceed unhindered. Gee, thanks, Bob. Get the motion passed at your Faculty Council by saying that Senate will find a solution, waste an hour of the Senate Undergraduate Committee’s time, two hours of the whole Senate’s time, and another hour of the Senate Finance Committee’s time, just so that you can withdraw the motion? I’m supposed to believe that you didn’t know that you didn’t need Senate’s approval: that you didn’t know dance was dead after your Faculty Council’s flawed decision? Pardon me for finding it hard to believe that a dean wouldn’t know the proper procedures. This goes right up there with your claim that you regret having to kill Dance, and that the budget cuts force your decision. Deep regrets, being the most vocal opponent of any attempt to save Dance. So if you get $200,000 more dollars, you won’t

impotent the Senate really is. As soon as a problem involving the budget comes up, it gets referred to Senate Finance, where Doug Wright, Alan George, and six Deans are there to shoot down any opposition to the budget they developed. Doesn’t it seem redundant to the powers that be to have a few people in a room questioning a budget, when haIf of them have a vested interest in defending that budget? So after Snow Wright and his seven dwarves get through with any questions, nothing gets done. Am I alone in feeling frustrated with this process? It would seem not, as the budget was passed with 31 in favour, 8 opposed and 23 abstentions. Twenty-three people felt too uncomfortable with the process to cast a vote either way. In others terms, as many people voted for the budget as didn’t. Sign of faith, eh? One faculty member noticed the problem with this, and made a motion calling for a process to be put in place that determines what programs, if any, should be cut for financial reasons alone. Doug Wright, exercising the full power of the office he holds, asked if the motion could wait until we have a new President. Thank you, Doug Wright. You didn’t want to run the deficit-saving the dance department required, because that would be a “fine legacy to leave behind.” After Senate Finance demonstrated its absolute incompetence at finding alternative solutions, you belittled dean Kaye of Environmental Studies for seeking time to



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race, and other arbitrary personal characteristics, then one cannot, at the same time, favour employment quotas.

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you don’t want to tie your successor’s hands by putting in place a process that would save him all the grief that this mess has caused you. When I met you in first

year, you had an amazing presence. Until this began, I heard nothing but praise for you. Twenty-three abstentions on your budget, Doug. Hope you’re as happy as Senate was with your last waltz. One dance student turned to me after the vote and said, devoid of emotion, ‘X’s not as if we could expect any better.” Maybe that’s why I’m so damn foul at Waterloo right now. Because I had the faith in the process. Dean Norman, I’m sick of the double-talk. Doug Wright, I can’t say that I’m not anxious for the new blood to arrive. My worst nightmare is for James Downey to have Bob Norman’s integrity and Doug Wright’s courage.

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During reading week, I had the experience of being stranded, at 11:OO pm, outside the Campus Centre on one of the coldest nights of the year. After having spent the entire evening in frustration over an assignment, I ventured into the parking lot only to find that my car was gone. Eventually, after several enquiries, 1 found out that Speedy Towing had towed my car to the Optometry Pound and that I was to meet an attendant there in fifteen minutes. After an hour and a half of freezing my extremities as I anxiously awaited my saviour -- a rude, incompetent employee of Speedy Towing -- payment of $64 was demanded of me before he would release my car. For a university so adamant about the personal safety and security of students on campus, I was quite disturbed to discover its policy regarding the towing of vehicles illegally parked on campus after hours. As of yet, I have not been able to determine why this school is interested in jeopardizing my personal safety, as well as the safety of my personal property (“Speedy Towing shall not be held responsible for any damages or accidents caused to units...“). Also, I am further confused when faced wit’h the fact that my outrageous fine ($64) will not, in any way, profit the university. I refuse to accept that there is not a better way of handling these situations, such as a system of ticketing cars (especially after hours when there is virtually no demand for parking spots) and having the money from these fines be put into the school. This would avoid the entire dilemma just described and perhaps even create a profit for the university, especially at a time when low funding and program cuts abound. I realize that rules to govern parking on campus are necessary. But, does a simple parking violation constitute such stringent actions? I think not, especially when it compromises personal safety and security at a cost which benefits no one. x Monica



nancies. After all, even as a pro-choicer myself, I would like to see the number of abortion kept at a minimum.

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Last Wednesday, March 3, I had a terrible fight with my boyfriend. Distraught, upset, and sad, I was unable to talk to any of my friends about the situation because they were also his friends. Needing someone to talk to, I called PALS (Peer Assistance Links) at 8884860. In such a desperate situation, I really needed someone to talk to, and was glad to find such a service existed at UW. The PALS person I spoke to was very attentive and a wonderful listener. She was able to help me understand my feelings and thoughts by also trying to understand what I was experiencing. This “PAL” was very skilled at soliciting my emotions and ideas surrounding the circumstances: she knew exactly what to say and ask to help me clear my own thoughts of confusion. I think PALS is a terrific service that is available to all students and would like to encourage anyone who needs someone to listen to call the PALS line. I have experienced a volunteer’s excellent abilities to be a good listener, helpful, insightful, and non-judgemental. I would like to especially thank the volunteer who listened and spoke to‘me on Wednesday night at Xl:45 pm. I would like to let her know that she made me feel less confused and more optimistic about my situation. Although the PALS line closes at midnight, I would also like to thank this PAL5 person for letting me “vent” until 1:OO am. I think PALS should be congratulated and praised for the wonderful service they provide for their peers. Name


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Recently there was a pro-life presentation on campus which featured two documentaries on abortion. Apparently, its intended audience was the people with neutral or little opinion on this controversial issue. Although I did not attend the presentation, I was disturbed after I learned about the contents of its featured films which showed an actual abortion of a fetus in the late stage of its development. In my opinion, this kind of presentation is both deceitful and irresponsible. First, I would like to point out the vast majority of abortions in Canada are performed when the fetus is still in its early stage of development. Second, the sole purpose of these films is to disgust the viewers in the hope that their views on abortion would change by pure emotions rather than reason. These tactics, however pathetic, work well as long as other viewpoints are not heard. In our society, and especially in the university community, each side of the abortion issue should be presented fairly with rational reasoning and facts. As people come to know the real facts surrounding the issue of choice, I believe, most of them would eventually respec t the rights of women to choose. The pro-life movement has been fighting a losing battle both in court and in society for a long time. Their goals are to put a ban on abortion to all women under almost any circumstances. I beleive there are no women who, in the right state of mind, would purposely get themselves pregnant so that they

I have read Mr. Wells’ latest submission on women lust and pornography and found it to be immeasurably offensive. No disrespect intended, but his lecturing women on the nature of their lust and why women find pornography offensive is kind of like me lecturing men on the nature of jacking off. His piece showed an appaIling lack of understanding of both female sexuality and pornography. It is not pornography per se that women object to either. It is the kind of lust portrayed by male directed pornography that objectfies and degrades women. Most male directed pornography depicts women in very docile and helpless positions. They are completely dominated by men in these publications or movies. Violence against women, contrary to what Mr. Wells would have us believe, is very common in both movies and certain magazines. X-rated movies are filled with women who don’t want to “do” it, but who are eventually overcome by persistent males who don’t listen and don’t care and keep repeating “You know you really want this, baby”. Mr. Wells said that “extreme (female) pleasure. . .is the rule in modern pornography”, but it is men’s idea of what pleasures women, not women’s We women do feel lust and we readily acknowledge it. We look for lovers, not necessarily husbands. We are looking for passion .not possession; fun, not humiliation; extreme physical pleasure, not degradation. The portrayal of what women are and what gives us pleasure in these male directed magazines is what degrades and objectifies us. All one has to do to check this out is to look at female directed pronography. Magazines aimed at women portray men in “normal positions” -- that is netiher dominant nor docile. They lean against a wall, relax in a



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they wear jeans, t-shirts or shorts. usually fairly long write ups and (a page or longer) to accompany telling women about the men’s interests them (outside the bed-

room), what they think about different things, etc. so that these men become real people rather than objects. This is in direct contrast to men’s magazines where the write ups consists of at most six lines which consist of an obviously false name (how many women names Candy and Kitty do you know?) and the girl saying how she can only reach orgasms if there are three men fucking her and tying her up. The sex layouts in the women directed magazines always depict two equal lovers. Thesemagazinesportraylust,but they do so without degrading the men appearing in them. Mr. Wells is right about one thing: this stupidity hasgot tostop. Womendonotenjoy being objectified. Women do not enjoy being dominated. If you truly want to know what turns a woman on, instead of relying on myths perpertuated by porn magazines, why don’t you just ask her?!

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The World Trade Center in New York lies in rubble today, and the very essence and core of American national security in question. 1t is only justifiable and acceptable to the American public that the individuals and/or organizations that committed this heinous crime be brought to justice. When I found out about this incident I jokingly said to oneof my friends that the Americans would open up their “Muslim Terrorists” file and come up with someone to blame. Ironically, a couple of days later, I was shocked but not overwhelmingly surprised to see that the inevitable had indeed happened. Upon the arrest of the individual, it was immediately disclosed to the public that the man was Muslim, because as we all know all Muslims are religious fanatics, vicious, merciless and trained terrorists and the public would immediately identify the man’s character as such. Western society today has been totally swamped with the fear, prejudice and hatred of the followers of one of the noblest religions that actually preaches Peace, Tolerance and Universal Harmony. If the accused happened to be Christian or Jewish, would that have resulted in so much media hype about the individual’s religion? Of course not, because Christians and Jews are not radical extremist violent religious zealots like all Muslims are. Why is David Koresh’s “religion” not splashed across newspaper headlines, his sect has more armament than a small Third World country Is this not “Christian Extremism?” It is not deniable that there do exist individuals that are less than perfect followers of the religion of peace, but that is true of all faiths of the world. Let this not allow us to make judgments on the whole community. The Muslim community has positive contributions to all aspects of society and these should be noticed and appreciated. Please try to remove your prejudices and learn more about Islam and its people and I am sure the black smears from my great religion will be removed. Even today can we not judge someone for who they are and not what they are? It is indeed a great tragedy that “The Land of the Free” is not as free as they want us to believe it is, since bigotry, prejudice and racial discrimination still exists openly. R&an Qureshi I B Mathematics

Worried about Wells To the


I’m worried about you, Mr. Wells. There has been an observable deterioration of thought content and process in your misinformed verbosity over the past several weeks. Your most recent contribution contains evidence of impaired reality testing and suggests a degree of active hallucinosis. _ Perhaps you have gone off your medications, Time for a check up, Mr. Wells. You are becoming a threat to yourself. c.



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Let’s look beyond the slogans and the emotionalism of the abortion issue and approach this problem with some maturity. One of the reasons the abortion debate is so difficult, and therefore confusing, is that it involves, not one but two main issues: the nature of the unborn, and the question of “rights.” But the second issue is dependent on the first because we must know the nature of those involved (this includes the unborn baby) before we can resolve the relationship between them. If the unborn fetus is a human being then he/she must be treated accordingly; but to ignore the baby is to be dishonest and intolerable, and this is exactly what the Canadian govemmen t has done. It is legal to abort a child right up until birth for any reason, whatsoever. Our age tends to see itself as superior to past generations, but the “problem of the dead baby” won’t go away: it is too basic of an infringement; the tiny victims are too innocent. I imagine that future generations looking back to us will be horrified when they see pictures of our dead babies - what an ugly testimony we have of our “freedom of choice.” In Canada there is a silence with respect to the unborn child, but this silence is not due to the horror of abortion, rather, it is because of confusion and apathy. Real human beings are being killed, let us not be silent: we are losing our humanity.

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the “U of W Stupresentation on March 3 and I must admit that I was quite impressed with the response of the people that were there. After the film “The Hard Truth” was shown, which featured pictures of aborted fetuses, the wholeaudience fell silent! It is proper and natural for people to respond positively to images of love, and negatively to the opposite, such as aborted fetuses; indeed, there would be something wrong with the person who would respond differently. Abortion is an issue which is extremely emotional and political, therefore it falls prey to heated debates which, too often, end up in mere sophistry. So while the philosophizing goes on, reality gets left behind. At times like this it is helpful to stop the talking and see what it is that we’re talking about. The pictures in the aforementioned film were not pleasant to look at but they provided something very positive - an insight into reality. It is exciting to be involved in “progress” for it is good to better our world,but can we really be sure that we’re progressing when we have the deliberately hide the ugly aspects of our “progress “? 1, for one, think that a reality check is in order. Through their silence the audicnce showed that they recognized evil for what it is; no sane person would feel comfortable seeing an image of a killed baby. The pictures were haunting, not because they were grotesque, but because they were recognizably human - and that’s disturbing. Yet the mere fact that close to 100 000 abortions are performed in Canada each year doesn’t seem to bother people. With such large numbers it is easy to reduce real flesh and blood human beings to mere statistics. But the dead babies are real - abortion does kill, and those who call themselves “pro-choice” must be able to account for this.

Everyone knows that it takes high marks to get into med-school or optometry. My question is, at what cost? I am in honours science, in the pre-health professional option, and in one of my courses this term we are required to find research articles that deal with a specific topic, and hand in a photocopy of the abstract. Usually there are very few suitable articles, and no two students can hand in the same abstract. Unbelievably, some students go to the library, find an appropriate abstract, and then rip it out of the journal. I seriously cannot believe the sheer stupidity of these people. Anyone who would do something so malicious and shortsigh ted obviously needs. help. Furthermore, this is just the tip of the iceberg. The number of the students who resort to this kind of behaviour is a lot higher than most people would like to believe. Many students cheat on mid-terms, steal assignments out of drop boxes, copy other people’s assignments and lab reports, steal notes on reserve at the library, etc. etc. I really don’t know why people resort to this kind of behaviour. Is it because of the pressure put on them to get high marks, or are they just the type of people who would do this anyway? Due to the high prevalence of this type of behaviour, I am inclined to assume the former; for some people the intense competition to get into professional schools may force them into believing that the only way to do so is through cheating and amoral behaviour. If this is the case, then we have a serious problem that really should be addressed. Are these the kind of people you want caring for your children when they are sick? I think not. For now, all I have to say to these people is “get a life”. A ninety percent average is no substitute for a brain.


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and empty election campaign. My sole act of spite being a whisper in the wind ‘yes’ vote, cast simply to flaunt democracy in the petty, made-over faces on walls, which proclaimed the importance of nonexistent issues and their all-too-wise opinions with the goofy, cocky demeanour of some Third World dicta tor. In fact, not even the International Women’s Day Rag could coerce from me a response. So what was it that finally brought the Math faculty clown forward? As interested as I would be in having a polite, intelligent discussion with some of the authors of the International Women’s Day Rag, this is simply out of the question. I applaud those responsible for putting the Rag together, in particular Ms. Wadds whose work, and the puritanical backlash against it, remind us yet again that Art is not defined as that which pleases the most, and offends the fewest, but that which brings thought (and hopefully enlightenment) to the most. Sadly1 cannot bring myself to compliment the writing contained in the Rag in a similar manner. Reactionary at the best of times, shoddy, defeatist, and nonsensical for the most part, the contents of the Rag brought to light the most rcprehensible aspects (in my mind) of modern (popular) writing. The culturally sensitive dogmatism found in the ‘liberated’ vocabulary offers little but an easy target for the ignorant to lash out against (not necessarily a fault), however it is the emptiness of this ‘overnight’ vocabulary that reallystruckme most. Be it for the worst or best, each word in traditional english is suffused in meaning (inherent to its syntax). It is misguided (and even vain) to think that groups of symbols along with indignant definitions mean anything at all to those not already intoxicated by them. Similarly, I found that many of the articles gave off the air of very pissed off women who weren’t willing to settle their own passions down for ten minutes of clear thought. As an example I would point to the claim that men have no place in the Women’s Movement. Again ignoring the hurt and insult I find in this comment, I must nevertheless conclude that its logic is inconsistent. After all, those who have been stolen from are not the ones who try the thieves in this society! With this commentary, I however mean in no yay to encourage the atavistic zealots, and the starched collar amateur preachers, with their incessant purges and ablutions in the key of rhetoric. Fur-

thermore I would like to put as much distance as possible between myself

and the rightist,


specialists whose dollar sign eyes, and pathetic political theories I cannot evade in my faculty. To those few who remain, as cynical and bitter as you may be (heaven knows I am), I pose a simple question and a daunting challenge: is it perhaps time to begin infiltrating the throng of empty voices with questions too strong to be dismissed with yet another baseless Yes or No? Marek Stoma 2N Muth

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I am concerned about the women and men at the University of Waterloo who are offended by the cover of the recent “International Women’s Day Rag” supplement in the Imprint. The cover features a representation of the female genitalia with a corresponding poem. Those people whoareoffended may be reluctant to take action because they fear being labelled as “anti-feminist” or “anti-woman” or because they simply do not know what to do. I ask them: what would people do if a drawing of a male penis was featured in a men’s supplement in the Imprint? People might complain to the sexual harassment officer at the university which is what the people who are upset with the women’s supplement could do if they feel strongly enough about it. As far as I can tell, the Imprint provided no warning on the cover or in the early pages of the paper to allow people to avoid a drawing which was sure to offend many. Furthermore, the Imprint is distributed on university property and falls under the jurisdiction of the university administration’s sexual harassment policy (I confirmed this with UW’s sexual harassment oftiter). Under these circumstances, it is important that those who are offended, whether female or male, realize that they have the option of launching a complaint. Jim Boyce Religion und Culture Wilfrid Laurier University

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dancers will come out on top.” Our show Fast Forward was a big success; and, we were proud of it. The Imprint’s review was greeted in the Dance Department with chuckles. We weren’t asking William Littler to criticise our performance because it was not billed as a professional presentation. We are University students who perform in a

small University theatre. We were expecting a lot from the University newspapers. But the review, from critic Ms. Jennifers Epps, quoted directly from our programme notes, and, made a few vague comments that my randhave made -- if she had BorgotStill, I am truly glad that Ms. Epps was there -- along with many other students -- to be exposed to our interpretation of the diversity of dance. I hope that she will’ attend other dance performances and learn more. Dr. Bob Norman, on the other hand, did not even have the courtesy to sit for our entire show. Hemade his appearance and left at intermission. I would like to emphasise to UW that the ten


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just performers (for at least three more years). The dance students’ plight represents the necessity for the preservation of the arts and education in general. Do not doubt that the

deletion of this department is the beginning of the end of small departments at this university. As students, and more importantly, as members of society, we are going to have to make a decision about what exactly we value in our culture, THEN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! Katie Cornell 2nd year Dance


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In response to Tammy Speer’s article “A Homo-Positive Canada” in the “Women’s Day Rag”, I would like to remind her that time and patience are esSentia1 to the process of change. Just look at how long it took to abolish slavery. What about racism -- we’re still working on that! Similar to these issues, creating a homopositive society will take longer than you wouId like. However, you must endure the struggle to attain some sort of reward. To change the attitudes of one individual already poses a problem; to be able to change the attitudes of a whole nation is, as you put it, an “ideal”. Personally I feel that our society has made considerable progress on this issue. Perhaps too much


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give equal rights to both sexes, but it is the which sets men apart from women! There is a big difference between culture and religion and people don’t seem to be able to decipher the two. Just look at traditional values in countries such as Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. Women don’t work, women are prohibited from walking on the streets alone, etc. Women in these countries are generally looked down upon, not because of religion but because of culture.


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the merits of the campaign and by the responsible campaign leadership that is clearly committed to enhancement of the teaching and research environment at Waterloo. I have recently been asked to consider my own gift to the campaign. Because of your generous contributions, I have decided to increase my gift by an amount equal to five per cent of the amount collected by the voluntary student contributions to a total of $100,000. I would like to be able to match every student project since they are all of great value; however, 1am sure you will understand I can do no more. There is only one request I would like to make. I would like to find others to match my contribution, and I suspect that some of you may be able to help me in this regard. If you know of any family members, friends or other asociates who might be interested in joining me in my support of the university, please drop me a note or call Joy Roberts, UW’s Director of Alumni Affairs, at extension 2959. I have always enjoyed my association with this fine university, even though I am not a UW graduate myself, and I hope that you will also enjoy your life-long association with it.

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Mu&l! The issue of deleting university departments will not disappear. It may curren tly be politically correct to support us, but, this university continues to miss the ‘point&. Action spca ks louder than sympa thetic words. Despite Senate’s decision, we will not lay down and die. (Although you’d never know we were even here by the Campus Day Signs -- printed long before decisions were’ finaliscd. Dance no longer exists according to the A.H.S. signs.


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While I was working for the National Ballet of Canada {during reading week), I spoke to numerous dance educators across the country. They empathised with me, and with my Department. They were appalled at the speed in which this University severed a nationally acclaimed programme. They were disgusted with the whole distasteful affair, just as I was, but not now. “Now, the powerful play goes on, and I may contribute a verse.” We have often been asked, “Gee, what are you going to do now that the Dance Department is bein deleted?” Well, contrary to the decisions an % corresponding beliefs of our ‘Under takers’ -- Doctors Bob and Doug - the dance students remain in very high demand. Job offers are more abundant now than ever. Some students will leave UW for full-time jobs in the dance community. Some students will change their majors, to departments such as, Psychology, Music, Kinesiology, History, or, maybe even, Engineering. Or, some students will transfer to Universities that value cultural diversity in their programmes, and have the ingenuity and creativity to be able to harbour that diversity. Some students will stay here to finish their degrees, and make A.H.S. regret their decision by promoting the highest quality of “health and well being” they have ever seen. As I said in my speech to Faculty Council on January 29th, “no matter what happens, we



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subsidized by consumers through border tarrifs. While these changes were being made, opponents of the government criticized poli“There is nothingmoredifficult to take ties through personal attacks on the prime in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more minister. Perhaps if he’d had a more flamuncertain in its success than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.” boyant personality and more ability to maNiccolo Machiavelli, 1532. nipulate public opinion toward optimism, we’d be taking advantage of the changes that we elected him to make, rather than The nature of leadership has not wasting time gazing at our navels. changed since 1532. It is still necessary for Unfortunately,all of the economic poliour leaders to have the courage to take ties presented by thegovernment have been initiative, and to follow through with sound programs. aimed at eliminating artificial barriers lo In Brian Mulroney, Canadians were at our success. Canada is still presented with the same least fortunate to have a leader willing to fundamental problems that it faced when make changes. The Conservatives during the government was first elected in 1984. his years perceived a problem with our We still pay, per capita, more than most economy, and looked for ways of fixing it. other industrialized countries for an educaThe so-called “Mulroney government” has tion system that inadequately trains its cilidone such things as introduce the goods zens for work in the real world. and services tax, implement a free trade In 1984, we had a deficit that was out of agreement withour largest trading partner, Today, the federal deficit has set-, and negotiate a second trade agreement to _ control. tied to a more or less stable value. Unfortuinclude Mexico. nately, this value is approximately $30 bilIndustries have been privatized, and lion per year, and the federal debt has been the tax structure has been substantially reincreasing at this rate. worked. Most importantly, the deficit has When combined provincial debts are been at least recognized as a serious probadded, we are faced with a bill of $25,000 lem. each. At least one province (Saskatchewan) All of these policies have worked to is having trouble meeting its obligations., make Canada a more efficient producer. and others are not far behind. Each was implemented in the hopes of reIn an election year, our electoral choices moving artificial barriers to efficient profor national leadership are not inspiring. duction. All of these policies have also met The NDPcontinues to produce wishy-wash) with substantial opposition. agendas, made serious only by the fact that TheCanadian public has suffered from Bob Rae has shown us that it is possible to misconceptions over the nature and purelect them. The Liberals have renewed a pose of the government’s policies. The pact with the 1970s devil (read Trudeau) Goods and Services Tax was a necessary that got us into this mess in the first place. measure to correct a situation in which a We can only hope that a leader is found unique Canadian tax was making our exfor the Conservatives that is electable, ant ports uncompetitive. The free trade agreehas the guts to make the profound change: ment attempted to remedy a situation in thatarerequired tomakeourshakyeconomy which uncompetitive industries on both solid again. Lsides of the Canada-US border were being by Luke






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Sunday, March 21 marks the UN declared International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. In 1991, the national governing body of the American Baha’i community prepared a statement that addressed America’s most challenging issue: the vision of race unity. That statement is used as the basis for this article prepared by the Association for Baha’i Studies (ADS) at UW on the occasion of this Day. Copies of the full statement are available from the ABS -just drop a note in our mailbox in the clubs room or call 884-5907.

The effects of racism are a barrier to the progress and development of human civilization. “Racism is an affront to human dignity, a cause of hatred and division, and a disease that devastates society”. In Canada, all too often, we tend to associate racial discrimination with countries like South Africa or the United States. Images of Soweto and Los Angeles come to mind readily. However, we in Canada, are not immune from racial flare-ups -- publicized incidents in Halifax, Toronto and other large Canadian cities can easily be recalled. More important than these publicized events is the racial prejudice and discrimination that goes on during our day-to-day activities. This issue deserves particular attention in this day and age as people from all kinds of diverse cultural and racial backgrounds are increasingly interacting in a variety of new settings. Any multiracial society that fails to address the issue effectively, will gradually suffer long-term social debilitation. Aware of the magnitude of

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this issue, the Baha’i community, and the ABS as an extension of this community, appeal to “all people of goodwill to arise to resolve this fundamental social. problem of our country. This is done because of our feeling of shared responsibility and because of the global experience of the Baha’i community in effecting racial harmony within itself.” The oneness of humanity is the pivot round which revolve all the teachings of the Baha’i Faith. Over 100 years ago, Baha’u’llah, Prophet-Founder of the Baha’i Faith wrote: “The well-being of mankind, its peace and security, are unattainable unless and until its unity is firmly established.” However, this promise of unity remains largely unrealized due to a number of barriers. One of the most notable of these barriers is racism. “Recognition of the oneness of humanity, implemented by appropriate legal measures must be universally upheld if this problem is to be overcome.” This principle of the oneness of humanity is “no mere outburst of ignorant emotionaiism nor is it an expression of vague and pious hope . . . It does not constitute merely the enunciation of an ideal . . . It implies an organic change in the structure of present day society, a change such as the world has not experienced.” The application of this principle of the oneness of humanity raises the question: What changes are required? What do we need to do to realize this cherished dream? “Various programs have been designed to address racial discrimination in the workplace and in educational institutions. These are important steps and should be encouraged. If however, they are designed primarily to save the economy, no enduring solution will be found to the disastrous consequences of racial discrimination. For it is not sufficient to offer academic education and jobs to people whilst at the same time shutting them out because of racial prejudice from normal social intercourse based on brotherly love and mutual respect.” You can pass laws to provide equal opportunities for members of all races, but you cannot pass laws to change the hearts of people. Ultimately, no change will come about without close association, fellowship and friendship among diverse peoples. Diversity of colour, nationality, and culture enhances the human experience

and should never be a barrier to harmonious relationships, to friendship or to marriage. On this basis, a national education program emphasizing values of tolerance, brotherhood, appreciation of cultures other than one’s own, and respect of differences would be an important step towards addressing this issue. Closer to home, at UW, the Federation of Students and its student organizations have taken some steps towards addressing the issue. Long-standing initiatives such as the annuaicultural Caravan serve to bridge the gap between UW’s cultural associations and the general student body. Additionally, plans currently underway by the Feds’ Public Issues Board to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Prejudice this year, are also quite encouraging. Hopefully, the future will see even greater initiatives by the student groups and organizations to integrate the otherwise disjointed and segmented campus student population. In doing so, we will have moved a step closer to providing a lasting soiution to a “disease” that is often shunted aside and declared as being nonexistent at UW. “This appeal however, is addressed primarily to the individual. This is because ultimately, the transformation of a nation depends on the initiative and change of character of the individual. No great idea/plan of action by the government or interested organizations can ever hope to succeed if the individual neglects to respond in her or his way as personal circumstances and opportunities permit.” Each of us must examine our attitudes and actions towards people from other racial and cultural backgrounds. How much prejudice do we harbour and what positive steps can we take to overcome these prejudices? Our common future depends on this personal transformation of character. Indeed, it depends on healing the wounds of racism and building a society where people of diverse backgrounds live as members of one family. “The world of humanity is a composite body. When one part of the organism suffers, all the rest of the body

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Unfortunately, we live in a world full of prejudice. Because of this prejudice people discriminate against various individuals because of their gender or race,

ethic background or language, a physical or mental disability, or even their sexual orientation. These groups of people, often called “disadvantaged,” may even experience discrimination when looking for work. Today, either directly or indirectly, knowingly or unknowingly, we will all be affected by some form of discrimination in the work world. To combat any unfair employment practices the government has proposed a philosophy known as employment equity. What is employment equity? According to Rosalie Abella (author of “Defining Equality in

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from various “disadvantaged” groups. Conrad Winn (from the Department of Political Science at Carleton University, author of “Affirmative Action and Visible Minorities: Eight Premises in Quest of Evidence,” Canadian Public Policy) feels that: “Quota hiring raises more complex ethical, empirical, and political issues. Quota hiring is more likely

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speculate been victims of discrimination (as I have done); however, discrimination in this case is difficult to prove and results in employment inequity. Some organizations have decided to remedy the employment inequity experienced by many “disadvantaged” groups by implementing a program known as quota hiring. Quota hiring involves either mandates set internally by a company to hire ‘x’ number of women, visible minorities, francophones, etc., or government-imposed quotas to hire a certain percentage of people

against the premise of equal opportunity. I also agree that quota hiring is not a perfect solution; however, it is the best means presented to date to help reach an end to discrimination in the work world. Section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects every individual’s right to equality without discrimination. Every individual’s right for equality and equal opportunity is protected by Canadian law. True, everyone in Canada has an equal opportunity; but does everyone in Canada have eqtial access? How many people are told after a

room. People will and state that they’ve

worfd. Until we reach a time when phrases such as “Jane Doe, the first woman CEO,” or “John Smith, the first Black President,” are no longer front page news, we will have a need for employment equity and, more specifically, quota hiring.

stir than other

compensatory or preferential actions because quota hiring entails the definite transfer of measurable benefits.” There is truth in Winn’s statements. Quota hiring is definitely an extremely controversial issue, which parallels Franics Hu tcheson’s statement: “Wisdom denotes the pursuing of the best ends by the best means.” Many tend to agree with Winn that quota hiring is not a perfect solution. It denies opportunities

qualified for, or else they would not have granted me an interview) only to be told that I

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Words get in the way of discussion Labels serve only to misrepresent arguments of opponent and create struw mere by Craig Nickerson lmpfint staff Political activists of all stripes brandish emotionally charged words to defend their arguments and vanquish would-be opponents. Terms like “equality,” “fascist,” “rights,” ” oppression,” “racism,” “sexism,” and “pornography” carry immediate emotional connotations for the reader. Labelling an opponent “sexist ” or “fascist” automatically invalidates her in the minds of whoever you can get to believe that such Iabels apply. There is no need to examine the viewpoint of such opponents. The problem is, you don’t know if your opponent can be labelled with these terms before you examine his viewpoint. All too often the labels are applied first so that the examination of the person’s viewpoint becomes unnecessary. There is no rational person anywhere in this country who will stand up and declare “I am against equal rights for men and women!” (well, except maybe in Alberta}. Even if they don’t believe it, they won’t admit to it because public opinion would be overwhelmingly against them. Stating that one believes that women and men should have equal rights is much the same as stating that the sun is hot: one is stating the bloody obvious. When one discusses what equal rights, or for that matter rights, entail, then one is saying something interesting that requires reasons that can back it up and reasons with which a reader or listener might agree or disagree. All too often political discussions get bogged down in semantic difficulties and name-calling where neither side make any attempt to understand one another and both sides actively try to misrepresent their opponent. If, for example, I am against quota hiring programs, this does not mean that I am against equal rights for women and men nor that I am a racist, it simply means that I am against quota hiring programs. One might argue that quota hiring programs are a necessary component in realizing true equality between the sexes. Fair enough, but notice that the discussion has shifted from equal rights to equality which is another matter, albeit closely related.

Again, you will find little disagreement that in certain respects equality is a good thing, but mostly in terms of equal rights. Unless one is a communist, she will find no problem with economic inequality, though she might have a problem with the level of such inequality that should be tolerated. Here the discussion becomes more complex and would require a precise definition of equality and the measures that should be taken to bring it about. Political discussions rarely reach this level of complexity, however, because the terms of the discussion are ill-defined and words are used for emotional impact rather than to convey a specific meaning. Arguments supporting quota hiring programs often run like this: “I am for quota hiring. Quota hiring promotes equality between the sexes. You are against quota hiring therefore you are against equal rights for women and men.” Conversely, on a bad day, I might argue: “I am against quota hiring. Quota hiring requires too much government regulation. Too much government regulation leads to fascism. You support quota hiring therefore you are a fascist.” A most uncharitable conclusion! Also, it is grossly inaccurate. If I label you a fascist and you claim that I am against equal rights for men and women than we are both trying to misrepresent our opponent. It is easier to win a debate with a straw man. Political demonstrations supporting or denouncing the legalization of abortions are rife with examples of activists misrepresenting their opponents on both sides. Pro-choice demonstrators rally against anti-choice groups and pro-life groups rally against proabortionists. While it is to some extent true that prolift groups are anti-choice with respect to legal abortions, the name pro-life is more accurate in terms of what these groups truly stand for. Pro-life groups believe that abortion constitutes murder and that a fetus has rights which must be protected. From this perspective, labelling pro-life groups anti-choice makes as much sense as labelling those who would stop Jeffery Dahlmer anti-choice on the grounds that they were interfering with his choice to be a murderer. “It’s not the same thing.” you might ar-

gue, but that is exactly where pro-life groups will disagree with you, They do not, prima facia, object to women’s rights. These groups hold that a fetus should be granted (or rather, already possess) the same rights as an infant in terms of being considered a living person. Representing pro-life activists as a group of nosy busybodies who can’t stay out of other people’s business is not entirely correct and fails to address their true concerns. Their beliefs involving the status of the human fetus present them with the same moral imperative that others would presumably feel if faced with a law that would permit parents to kill their children. If some women feel that anti-abortion legislation infringes on their rights, then this is only an incidental aspect of the prime concern of the pro-life movement. Of course, the infringement of women’s rights is the prime concern of the pro-choice movement. It just so happens that it is also in direct conflict with pro-life concerns. Just as it is misleading to label the prolife movement anti-choice, it is also misleading to label pro-choice groups pro-abortion. Whether or not a women actually chooses to have an abortion is secondary to the mandate that the choice should be hers. When one realizes that both sides of the abortion issue are interested in different, but conflicting, issues,it may seem impossible that any sort of compromise will be reached. In fact, the’nature of the conflict seems to rule out compromise altogether. Yet it is certain that neither side will get anywhere by arguing the issue strictly on their own terms. It is unlikely that. the pro-life movement is going to get tired of “interfering with other people’s business” and go away in just the same way as the pro-choice movement is not, all of a sudden, going to “let the state have control over women’s bodies.” At the very least, if each side makes an attempt to understand why there is not likely to be a compromise by examining the issue from their opponent’s viewpoint, they will know when it is best to quit. Also, the best way to convince someone that they are wrong about something is by challenging the reasons that they have for believing it rather than the reasons-that you attribute to them. Let’s see, what else? Oh yes, that term “backlash.” It is useless tn defend a position

by claiming that every objection to it is a result of a backlash. If an objection to a position is false, it is likely the result of faulty reasoning. It is more fruitful to expose faulty reasons for an opposing viewpoint than to dismiss the possibility that your beliefs may be flawed. I may argue that the Barenaked Ladies are an annoying, cloying, band. You might argue that I claim this simply because there is a “backlash” to their richly deserved popularity. In this way, you can “strengthen” the view that they are a great band (as public opinion must be initially in favour of something in order for there to be a backlash:) without saying anything new or addressing my arguments against their greatness as a band. Even if, especially if, my dislike for the Barenaked Ladies was the result of a backlash, you are still better off to expose the faulty reasons that 1ostensibly give for disliking them if you truly wish to strengthen your case. Of course, I am more interested in how this relates to the use of “backlash” in political discussions which, as we all know, are not based on personal taste but objective reasoning. Finally, I don’t want to be misunderstood as claiming that all political views are equally correct; in fact, I believe that most of them are based on faulty reasoning albeit mixed with some varying degrees of truth and much passionate belief. It is because I believe that rational answers to any problem that may face us can be known and agreed upon, that I am interested in examining conflicting points of view in order to discover common ground and to expose errors. I believe that honest discussions can be profitable and that they are most profitable when they are with those that disagree with you. Opposition is not always a bad thing. It can help you examine your own beliefs in order to strengthen or modify them. These benefits can only be realized when opponents make an honest effort to understand each other’s point of view. Otherwise, one can remain complacent in his own beliefs by trying to fit those who oppose him into the mould of an ideal, easily &&aged, adversary.


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SLcentre designphasenear end, by Todd Siding speciul to lm#wint Sometimes, sadly, words just aren’t enough to get an idea across. Especially if that idea is of a building, namely the future Student Life Centre (SLC). So, to give the idea some substance, project coordinatorJohn Leddy has made this feature possible, hoping that it will also generate some response to the proposed design. By the end of this winter term, the conceptual design of the SK will be completed and, except for the most minor details, no changes to the design witl

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dents to understand what their money is being spent on, and to have a solid basis to form their judgements and opinions on. These opinions are what Leddy hopes to hear, so that as much of the student body as possible can give their infoffned yea or nay. To understand the project, a look at the philosophy or guiding prin-

The student life centre model (above) has been making the rounds at various black-tie affairs during the recent social season. .._.. photo by Scott de Veber ciples behind the proposed design is helpful, and brings the details you see in the diagrams into perspective. The first of these principles is

that the SLC should foster campus unity with respect to both the surrounding buildings and the student body.

To create a sense of unity between the Campus Centre (CC), its future expansion, and the Physical Activities Complex (PAC) and a sense of community between the six faculties and over I00 student organizations is no small task. The architects’ answer to this demand rests on the circular courtyard/amphitheatre outside, and the internal accessibility and fluid movement throughout the centre. “The circle [is] a powerful and evocative form, rich in association of unity and social interaction, [and] is the primary physical element in the design ,” says Cravit Ortved Architects and Carruthers Shaw & Partners. Inside, the SLC will improve the interactive space of the Great Hall with rooms that are specialized and removed, but not completely separated: These rooms are part of the second principle behind the design, which is to organize the building around its primary function as a social recreation space. To create a “retaxed.. . [and] yet functional” atmosphere, the architects have planned to “revitalize and extend the Great Hall” and to create “a sequence of daylight filled public spaces” on all of the SLC’s three levels. This would group the retail areas on the basement level and the “social, recreational and food court activities

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main level and mezzanine above.” All of these levels are “visually connected to each other and to the courtyard” outside, and would brighten the gloomy atmosphere of the current cc. Other points of the SLC philosophy are to make the centre fully accessible to all students, faculty, staff, and visitors, build in an element of personat safety, recognize the possibility of future expansions, and avoid a clash of the retail and social themes. Ali of these concerns are addressed in-the design. The elevator in the proposed design wilt make all three levels of the SLC wheelchair accessible, and the exterior link to the PAC witl greatly improve accessibility to that building. The “open, well-lighted and highly visible” nature of the building would make it easy to move about in and to police. The has been

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last chancefor changesto concept the Math and Computer building. The grouping and visual integration of retail and social spaces will hopefully prevent a “shopping mall effect” from setting in. The student life centre proposal is the third phase of a student-directed plan accepted by referendum last fall. The first phase is an endowment fund and the second phase is a northcampus athletic facility built adjacent to the Columbia Icefield, construction on which began last month. Here’s hoping that this feature draws a more detailed picture of the design proposal. But to add some colour to this picture, the ideas and opinions on any aspect of this proposal will have to find their way to John- Leddy. And quickly so, for the end of the term is only a short time away. The most approachable Leddy holds offtce in Campus Centre room 2 I9 (across from the Graphix Factory)

Above is an artist’s rendering of the front of the refurbished Campus Centre, as seen from Ring Road. The glassed-in lounge area would brighten the gloomy atmosphere of the current CC.

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Last Tuesday and Wednesday, the Warrior and Athena track and field teams travelled to the World’s Greatest Entertainment Centre, Skydome, for the Canadian Interuniversi ry Indoor Track &Field Championships. The excitement of all the athletes could be felt in the air and this enhanced the outstanding performancesput forthby themmyathletes from all across Canada. The A thena 4-by-200~metre relay team was the first to set foot on the SkyDome track and they put forth an admirable performance. Veteran speedster Jane Taite led the team off with a personalbest split in her relay leg. Taite then handed off to second-year student Tiffany Kanitz who ran an excellent leg keeping the team in a tight race for second in their heat. Then disaster struck with the attempted hand-off between Kanitz and third-leg runner Alicia Steele. The baton was dropped and Steele reinjured her foot. Steele showed true team spirit when she stopped, grabbed the baton, and finished off her leg with an impressive run. She then handed off to freshmananchorAprilHarper whomade a valiant run even though she was well behind in the race due to the dropped baton. The Warrior 4-by-200-metre team was up next on the track and showed that making it to the Dome

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was no fluke. The team was led off by fifth-year senior and starting special is t, Simon Foote. Foote capped off his university track and field career with a careerbest 200-metre split time of 21.6 which has to be one of, if not the, fastest splits ever run by an athlete at Waterloo. This put the team in a tight battle for first with Foote handing off to rookie sprinter Chris Bastie. Bastie kept the team in close conten-

tion in a very fast race. Bastie then passed the baton to fourth-year veteran Brent Forrest, who ran an exceptional personal-best of a half a second in a race which was slightly shorter than he is used to. Forrest then gave the baton to rookie anchor Trevor Francis in what proved to be an amazing handoff. Francis then carried the baton to an impressive fourth-place finish in the heat. Their time of L30.30 was a team personal-best by almost two seconds and placed them seventh overall, They narrowly missed a berth in the final where the top six fastest teams in the nation faced off. The men’s4-by-SOO-metre team then took to the track to show that they were meant to be at the Skydome. The exciting running of T. J. MacKenzie led the team off with an outstanding run. MacKenzie started off, as he normally does, at the back of the pack until two laps to go, when he decided he would run everyone down and finished off with a fivemetre lead on the rest of the pack. He then handed off to Jonathon Cressman who ran his usual outstanding, all-out gutsy race. Next came sophmore middle-distance man Kregg Fordyce who ran a smart race over a distance longer than he was used to. Fordyce hung on to the pack and ran himself a two-second personal best. Jason Gregoire took the baton to anchor the team with an impressive run to place the team ninth overall in Canada. Taite started off day two with her 60-metre hurdles race in very stiff and fast competition. The field included two women that represented Canada at the World Indoor Championships last weekend. Taite finished an impressive tenth overall while running slightly slower than usual. Gregoire also competed individually in the men’s 3,000-metre. He ran an aggressive race, but had put a great deal of effort into his SOO-metre the night before and was still feeling the effects a bit. Cregoire was still able to finish an excellent

The Athena 4-by-200-metre team (left to right): Steele, April Harper, and Tiffany Kanitz. fifth o&-all in a very quick field. Karl Zabjek, the team’s high jump expert, fell on bad fortune early this season, injuring his ankle. Unfortunately, Zabjek was still plagued by this injury, but he still jumped well enough to finish a respec table tenth. Although he was disappointed with his performance, he showed his dedication to the team by jumping as best he good given his injury. The most outstandingperformante for Waterloo at the meet had to go to pole vaulter extrordinaire Jeff Miller. Miller’s personal-best vault of 4.70 metres not only broke his own varsity record for the second time this season, but gave him fifth overall. That fifth-place finish was behind the two top vaulters in Canada, not only in Canadian universities, who also happen to be at least seven years older than Jeff. This meet was the conclusion to an outstanding, record-breaking year for the Athena and Warrior track team. New records were set this year by graduating senior Taite in the 55-metre hurdles, Forrest in the 60-metre hurdles, and Miller in the pole vault. As well, the team broke a couple of records together: one for the most number of athletes to attend a




Canadian championship (14) and, most importantly, one for the most number of personal bests in one season.

Their total of 148 personal bests, compared to the previous best of 99 set last year, achieved this season is due in large part to the level of coaching and the quality of competitions the athletes are able to attend. The team is looking forward to next year’s season with CIAU’s in Calgary and they are looking for even more personal bests. Head coach Brent McFarlane offers thanks to the team’s captains Taite, Fordyce, Forrest, and Foote, as well as the whole team, for an enjoyable and exceptional season. McFarlane hopes that more women come out for the team next year and hopes the team can find a jumps coach. A special thanks also goes to Don McCrae who was understanding and supportive of the team all year. Finally, one thing can be said about running in the SkyDome: “What a rush!” Thanks also to the UW fans in the stands: your support and your loud cheers did make a difference. It was great to hear the SkyDome filled with Waterloo chants.


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muscles, tendons, ligaments, and skin, is to reduce inflamma Eon. The most important step in the reduction of inflammation is the application of the PIER principle: Pressure. Apply pressure to reduce the swelling or bleeding around the joint or limbs. If possible, use a contoured pressure pad made from two-centimetre-thick foam or felt padding and one layer of a wet cloth elastic wrap. Ice. Apply ice or some other form of cold directly over the wet pressure wrap. Ice reduces the pain and minimizes the body’s inflammation response. Apply ice to the injured area for 15 minutes, remove for 15-30 minutes and repeat. Elevate. If possible, elevate the injured area above the level of the heart. Such elevation helps keep swelling to a minimum.

Yet another week at Campus Recreation is filled with a number of exciting activities. There is a Juggling Club Festival coming up this weekend and a number of fitness activities in the PAC. Although you may be very busy with school work near the end of this term, remember to exercise and keep fit. So, here are just a few injury treatment tips. Juggling Club Festival Tomorrow there will be a Juggling Festival held at the Campus Centre from 10 a.m. till 7 p.m. The performers will feature different types of juggling and jojo’s acts as well as balloon animals seminar. Performing will be not only the University of Waterloo Juggling Club members, but also other universi ties clubs and professionals. If you always wanted to learn how to juggle or are just looking for a fun day for the whole family, don’t pass up this chance. Free lessons on how to juggle will be given to anyone interested. This event is wholly funded by the UW Juggling Club and donations will be accepted at the end to help the performers for their time and effort spent in organizing this fabulous event. Soft tissue treatment

In action, above, is Sean Fincane, founder of the University of Waterloo Juggling Club. photo courtesy Campus Recreation The objective of immediate care of soft-tissue injuries, which include


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” Euerywhw I go I’m asked ifI t/rink the university sti$!rs uwks” said Flanerry O’Connor. “My opinim is f/tat thry don’t stifle ermgh of them.”

-extracted from SusanMusgrave’s”Not the Why But the What”, included in this year’s Phoenix. Now 1 may havemisundcrstood the tenor of Susan Musgrave’s commentary in Phoenix 1993, but I suspect that Susan Musgrave has misunderstood the mandate of the collection in which she is included. 1 will bore you with not the why but the what 1 think is commendation and accolade, both of which 1 duly award to the editorial board at Phoenix for continuing to provide a venue in which students can publish work. I’ll not be so saccharine as to feign sincere delight with its entire table of contents. Crap. . . well, crap is something we each wade in, daily. I’m not meant to like everything, but I do like some things. And that’s the point. It’s kind of like FASS. You may not like it. You may even say that it is not theatre in the broadest sense of the term, but it would take a man far more callous than I and hopefully you, to darecriticize its mandate and concept. Quite frankly, Fass is for the actors on the stage, not the critics in the audience. So too, is Phoenix. As with FASS, likewise for the brave troubadours and poets who bared their souls onstageat the Bombshelter thispast&esday

Jerry Jerry and the Sons of Rhythm Orchestra/Lost Dakotas Volcano, Kitchener March 12,1992 By Frank Seglenieks imprint staff

at the Volcano Club in downa reasonably sized crowd were treated to one of my personal favourite acts: Jerry Jerry and the Sons of Rhythm Orchestra. The Lost Dakotas were the first band town

Last Friday Kitchener,

to celebrate Phoenix’s 10th anniversary and book launch. The show included both spoken and sung emotions, showcasing the best of UW’s writers. Selections from the “authors”’ private works as well as material published in Phoenix was read loud and proud, an invitation for the audience to laugh, cry and laugh some more. The lowest point of the gathering was Gregory Cook’s diatribe against the govemment for cutting funding to Canada’s artistic community+ Rambling on about abolishing the writers-inresidence program, as well as programs which help artists get established, Cook failed to justify exactly why individuals in Canada who didn’t want to support the arts should have their money stolen via taxes to support individuals who want to contribute to the arts.Macro-Economics is best left in the lecture hall. Besides Cook, the poetry section was rather uneventful. Most of the writing was average HighSchool/University fare. Sex and death dominated the evening, as is their want, and it was obvious that these people were suffering for their art, but as to why they felt it necessary to make the audience suffer as well is beyond me. After a short intermission, the musical half of theprogram began. Kat M. Pirobravely sang Sinead O’Connor’s Three Babies (a cappella) which made a rather stunning impression on the audience. She followed with the Velvet Underground’s “Femme Fatale” -(the Nice version) and a song from R.E.M.‘s latest album. She was followed by Phoenix co-editor Clint Turcotte, who provided the night’s second high point. Sporting a voice which eerily echoed Leonard Cohen, Turcotte’s wry sense of humour, solid playifig and steady vocals all came together in his witty parody of Dante’s Inferno and his soonto-be factory classic, “Gay, Gay, Ford”.

on stage that night but judging by the crowd reaction more people were interested in the man from Edmonton (by way of Montreal). Although, I was coming for Jerry, I had heard some selections from the Dakotas and was interested in seeing how they translated to the live show. By the way, in case you haven’t been down the Volcano, its a pretty decent place to see a band, good size dance floor, seats to watch the stage, and nice sound. They also get a good cross section of Canadian bands which deserve more support from the apathetic public. Opening, were the Toronto coun try-rock quartet the Lost Dakotas. This band’s claim to fame is that they are a favourite of the heavy shit metal band, Poison. It seems the lead singer of Poison was being interviewed on Video Hits and the Lost Dakotas were next up. This guy is really into country and was impressed by 4 long haired guys playing that kind of music and now wants the Lost Dakotas to open for Poison their next time in Toronto. The Lost Dakotas sound jumps between straight country and street busker type folk, when they are doing the busker stuff I quite enjoyed it, when they were doing more of the country stuff I didn’t enjoy it as much. The sound they put forth didn’t have the magic contained on the album and thus something was missing in the live trandation. Maybe if the place had been a bit more crowded, more people might have been enticed to the dancefloor, but really they didn’t have the energy to sustain interest for very long. Unfortunately, they weren’t really the opening act, technically both acts were the

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there still remains a true univercommunity which can stir the emotions of the populace into thinking and feeling, there lies the faint glimmer of such a movement in these writers, but it lies mostly stifled by years of academia. Some of them seem to have nothing to say and no way to say it, and so they end up saying nothing badly. sity literary

With that in mind Susan Musgrave. who decided yuu were a writer, anyway?


headliners so the Dakotas played about an hour and fifteen minutes, about half an hour too long. As the whole night had run late, they were still doing soundcheck (Good name for an album review section) at 9:3O. Jerry Jerry didn’t reach the stage until midnight. You can always tell how well off Jeiry is by how many people he can take with him on tour. Things must not be going that well, as this night he only had one guitarist, one bass and a drummer (he sometimes has seven people in his entourage). But the advantage of this is that you get a different sounding show each time you see him. Another thing you can tell during the show is how much he has had lo drinkbyhow early he &arts singing about Jesus, this night “Putting my faith in the hands of Lord” was one of the first songs. So we know what he was doing before the show. Apparently I wasn’t the only devoted fan in at tendance as he started getting request after request for songs covering his full repertoire as well as drink after drink. The large speakers right in front of the stage impeded Jerry’s path to the dancefloor, and thus could only join his fans for a few fleeting moments. However this did not stop the enthusiastic crowd from filling the floor for every note. But alas, after running through the full gamut of songs about Jesus, love and Jimmy Rccues,

it was time to play “Wazoo”

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it a night. I still contend that Jerry Jerry is an entertainer and showman in the same league as Jonathan Richman and Otis Clay and that seeing him is never boring, whether it be your

first time or your seventh.



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MAD DOGSPELLSGOD DAM BACKWARDS Mad Dog and Glory Directed by lohn McNaugh byJennifer imprint


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Although the names in the intriguing title of Mad Dog and Glory refer to Robert DeNiro and Uma Thurman’s characters, this is not a movie about men and women. It’s about men and other men; their macho blustering, their camaraderie, their disputes over property. Screenwriter Richard Price (The Color of Money, Life Lessons, and Night and the City) is obsessed with winners and losers. The young woman portrayed by Thurman is simply a piece of property, and Mad Dog goes handto-hand with gangster Frank Milo (Bill Murray) over her. Mad Dog’s pursuit of glory is both figurative and literal. “Mad Dog” is the teasing moniker other cops have given

Wayne (DeNiro), a meek and mild homicide detective who hates his nickname as much as his own wimpiness. He snaps arty shots at the scene of every crime, as he’d much prefer a career in photography to the bleak futility of his job on the force. Wayne is a victim to his own “niceness”, and winds up alone in his apartment, staring at the nude couple in the window across the way. “No guts, no glory,” Wayne’s partner mutters to him, not realizing the double meaning. We do; the symbolism of her name is flush with the symbolism of Pussy Galore. Price tends to create narcissistic male worlds where women’s purpose is to hold the mirror up. Glory’s in the title, but we don’t know her. Is she weak? Strong? Loving? Devious? Neurotic, maybe? Hard to know with a muse. And Price keeps dancing around her subjugation to men, since he’s not sure if he’s in favour or not. Glory is indebted to Frank,




and though she claims she’s surviving her service contract with minima1 damage, Wayne seizes on her predicament withenthusiasm. “You need to be saved, right?” After successfully staving off Frank’s repo man fro-m finding her her out of hiding wil to the world.” OCC,,,,~.,,,, protests her 1 Glory objectification, but she never seems to really mean it. Along the san vein, Kathy Baker ha an extraordinary pau. city of lines as Lee, the battered woman across the hall from Wayne. The most telling moment occurs in the bar, when Mike, Mad Dog’s I.i partner (Mike Starr), stands up to Lee’s huge abusive boyfriend. Lee slinks or the edge of the framl silent, while the two men strut and growl. After her lover is driven from the bar, (without1 .*her .consent) Mike . goes back to sit with C the point of the seen humiliation for doing Lee? Well, she goes home quietly, *of course. Who cares about her? It’s a funny thing. Despite this gender blind-spot, Mad Dog and Glory still has tremendous appeal. The scenario of the little guy aiming his slingshot at the giant has some of the qualities of a Kazan classic, and a similarly beguiling, old-fash-

ioned grittiness and wistfulness. Wayne wishes he’d been a contender. Now this, you see, is a script by a real writer, a person who goes about conceiving plot, characters, setting,

edit here, though Night and lerks. Director ‘scontribution In significant, lers ta ted, renour like this happen. Frank ‘So...” before k trailing off. DeNiro’s does an adorable dance over a corpse to “Just a Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody”. There’s even an unexpectedly potent sex scene between Thurman and DeNiro ists of much re:ating. Casting lasterstroke. IS out to be per‘uzy and threatcomedy style o Frank. As for DeNiroyhi plays self-effacing lause mar s rne .


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GOD SPELLS DOG BACKWARDS Godspell Theatre uf tire Arts (Modern guages, U W) March 24-28


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Joel Greenberg, a man with his finger on the pulse of today’s angst ridden youth, also happens to be the director of this season’s closing show.JustasJesuscamedownfrom the mountain to speak to his people, so too did Joel offer up some valuable time to speak to our student population. Hmmmm, Joel? Jesus? Both names do begin with a J. Greenberg? Not exactly the most Gentile of names. . . So Joel, what’s the deal with Godspell? Godspell, is being used to announce that next year will be UW’s 25th anniversary of the Theatre of the Arts, (opened in October of ‘68). At least some kind of theatre work has been on campus since the university started, but with the building of the Theatre of the Arts, it seems an appropriate time to address that theatre is a worthwhile and adult member of the campus. Why Godspell? Gudsye21 is fun. It’s a very good balance of some of the shows we’ve done this year. It’s been a pretty serious season of plays. Drink flie Mercwy was about Minamata Disease, The Bacchae was about dismembered bodies, and Unidenfificd Hun~n Remaim was about more dismembered bodies. . . and souls. Godspell,. . . well, figuratively there’s a dead body at the end, but, there’s not much made of that. It’s really about theatre. It uses all kinds of storytelling and movement; all kinds of skills. It’s the kind of show, I think, that all actors really love doing, because tltey have to create their own ideas. There is no one look that the show has. The look is whatever we make the look into. What I find interesting is that hardly anyone knows the show. Some of the students have done the show in high school, but almost the entire cast and crew hardly knew it. This, of course, makes me feel old. Since I remember when it first opened in New York, --and I was an adult then--, it’s constantly refreshing to hear people say “I wasn’t even born” -- which is true for a couple of people in the cast. It’s hard to understand that that’s real. I’ve done the show before, but it’s been a long time. When I do something I’ve done before, I’m always a little ambivelent about whether it wouldn’t be fun to do something that is brand new for me too. So, will we be enjoying something that is brand new for Joel Greenberg? Yeah, I think so. The cast asked me that at the beginning. What happened when we started rehearsals, is that I asked the cast to be very patient. I didn’t think that I’d have the time or energy to really start at zero. I just think that it is so busy and there is sooou much stuff in the show, I couldn’t begin to figure out how nut to do it by telling the cast to listen and do what I say for the first few days. After that, they could creatively do whatever they wanted. Judging by the photo (front cover of the paper), colour is intrinsic to the show. Yes it really is. It starts dull, but early

in the show

all the colour

ing the show, at different times. What about the religious overtones of the play? Godspell is about theatre. The story is really secondary. The actors are up there and it’s who they are. They’re not playing parts, they’re being themselves. I think that’s hard for actors to do. There’s nothing to hide behind. It‘s much easier to have a character to hide behind but, it’s much harder thinking that the audience is seeing you, doing funny or stupid things. It’s all very basic; all between the actors and the audience. There’s no thing between them. And I like that a lot. There aren’t a lot of musicals that have that kind of intimacy, allowing that kind of interaction. What has been hard for the actors is having to take responsibility for being free to create things. So there’s a lot of improvisation. Yeah, that’s how it was based. There are about four moments in the show that have to be improvised every time they do it. Thiy’re very good at it and this is a terrific cast for having that skill. Their strengths are all so different. There are one or two who are very strong actors who can sing and mobe; there are two or three fabulous voices who have never done very much before, and were very nervous about having to be funny

where there are a lot of senior students who want to do Undergrad theses. So, I have a feeling that we are going to end up with a kind of second season in HH 180 (Hagey Hall) doing more studio work and not only the one act plays that our directing students have been doing. Tha t’ll be very exciting. There’s always a strong demand for productionand lots of people who want to act and just don’t get the opportunity. The Drama department is also doing a fund raiser for Ihe 25th anniversary. We’re going to be having a seat sale for maybe a hundred dollars (tax deductible, of course). Everybody who buys a seat, gets a plaque, and can commemorate the seat to whomever they wish.

Here’s a story, about a man named or thinking about improvising. They were helped by the people who are very good at that. They all quickly realized that they don’t double each other in looks or abilitv. which I think makes for a very interesting cast. The energy level of the show is just phenomenal. I’m hoping for a strongattendance,becausetheshow

Jesus. . really demands that. Because of the interaction, you’ve got to really feel the presence of the audience. What can we look forward to for the 25th year? Well, I think we may be having a bigger season than we have had in the past. More coincidenta than planned. We are moving into a year l

Godspell opens OII Wednesday, March 24 and YW~Snightly thruugh to Saturday the 28th. Tickets, on sale nt the Hmauities Theatre Box Office, are a value $6 (or 30 pieces of silver) for students, 8 fix hedonists and pagans. Loaves and fishes can be wed in negotiatiq a s~m~ssf~~l barter. Sandals are optional. Get your tickets mxu, toavoid sayiq enrpty prayers when you find out it has just sold wt.


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“Tell us we’re obnoxious You can’t sell our product Who asked you to? Say we play too fast The music’s not gonna last Well, I think you’re wrmg.”

able on disc until this year, it was considered by some to be the Hiiskers “long lost album”. Widely It bootlegged __ 1





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bum, Rhino have included two early singles, “Statues/ zusemenV Id “In a Free Land”. A slightly better version of Greg Norton’s Go Die” (per-

like Donovan’s “Sunshine Supe rman” can be seen as the forebearers to Hiisker Dii’s later pop-oriented catalogue, while the influences of their first label Alternative Tentacles can be seen on tracks like the Kennedyish “Obnoxious”, The liner notes also include all the original artwork for the singles and lyrics to the album (but not the singles). Perhaps the single most valuable track is the B-side to the Statues single called “Amusement”. A roughly hewn Mould track, it fits almost nowhere else in the Dii repertoire. 1 can’t imagine this track on Candy Apple Grey or Warehouse, nor on Workbook. It’s not melodic enough to fit onto those albums, and is certainly softer than anything on Metal Circus. People are usually talking

$0 rarely do rekord companies get %itright. They release shit in overpriced box sets, double-pack single CDs, picturediscs, greatest hits discs, substandard live albums and anything else they can think of. I&-releases are almost always assumed to be notoriously weak, and rightly so. That having been established, the re-release of Everything Falls Apart is easily one of the best rereleases I’ve ever seen. Not a~@-

achievments of white Americans. However, they show that in any area where white people have been successful, there is an overlooked black person making just as big a contribution. “Ba6e Ruthwas good 1 guess qairrst fire wKte boys but he couldn’t hit a niggu like Dwight Gooden.” There is, of course, the blind rage and basically mindless violence which invadessongslike “Freedom got an AK”. This is a more complicated issue than it seems. At first, The label of this release. is the it’s easy to criticize the opinion that most telling of where Da Lench Mob guns are the best (or only) defense stand in today’s rap circles. The against the “white devil firstrelease onIceCube’sownStrcet slavemas ters”, but it also seems too Knowledge label, Guerillas in tlra easy to excuse them by using the Mist marks the debut of Ice Cube’s same skewed logic of racism only in own production team. Ice Cube also the opposite sense. All of these produced the album and co-wrote tracks, however, ten of these thirare easier to teen tracks and swallow because has been a heavy of Da Lench contributor to an Mob’s rather album which is acute sense of a slight bit better humour. than his own reThe second lease T/x Predatrack “Buck that tor. Devil” was writIt’s sort of ten solely by Ice weird reviewing this album in Cube, is basically -about killing light of Cl34 - a rapumentary in white people, and is the best the vein of Spitrack on the alnalTap. J-Dee,Tbum. As opBone and Shorty posed toN.W.A., might be pseuP.E. or any other donyms for mainstream rap artists, Da Lench Bryant, Norton and Peter (I’m just guessing), but that’s not important. . Mob gain their strength by rapping over each other. They change the On this disc they are niggas, and as rhythm of the song over and over a document about the rage that Afinstead of relying on the same rican-Americans feel about the situgroove. ation they’re in (whether justified It’s interesting that the most or not), this disc is a success. positive track on the album, “Ain’t The song “You and Your Meroes” is a fierce declaration of pride Got No Class” is one of the tracks n&co-writtenbylcecube. Criticizin the achievments of Africaning mothers and fathers who don’t Americans (the chorus in the song provide any guidance for their chilis actually “Fuck you and your hedren, Da Lench Mob do advocate roes”}. The song basically works by killing them, but hey, it’s going to outlining the contributions of black take a while before a gangsta group people in sports, music, politics etc. start talking out their problems in a and they demonstrate that the bias therapy group. in the media’s attention is to the

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Frontman D. Boon’s tragic death in December ‘85 brought the Minutemen to a screeching halt. The other two remaining members, bassist Mike Wa tt and drummer George Hurley teamed up with diehard Minutemen fan Ed Crawford (aka ed fROMOHIO) to form fI REHOSE. In the eight years since, they’ve produced four albums, the best of which, if n and fROMOHIO, created a sound encompassing the styles of R.E.M., the Meat Puppets, and Husker Du. Since j77OMOWlO’s release in ‘88, the fIREHOSE have produced little of value. When their new re1easeMr. Machinery Operaforarrived in the office, it peaked my interest in a trio that had amused me in the past. I had no idea what a powerful, spout of energetic rock I had in my clammy little paw. The flow of Mr. Machinery Uperafor is controlled

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J Mascis. Is the title an homage to his insightful production? Undoubtedly! He embraces the trio’s elemental simplicity, but beefs up the sound. Don’t tell J rock ‘n’ roll isn’t just about distortion. Don’t worry, FIREHOSE know it’s also about spiritandbeat.Andnow,fIREHOSE have all three. The rhythm section still rules the mix: Hurley’s percussion comes a close second to Watt’s thumping thunder broom, but ed’s guitar gains power under J’s direction, wah-wah-wah. On





hosers spout an agglomeration of arrangements. Six different people get writing credit including Sonic Youth’s favourite artist Raymond

Pettibon (“Formal Introduction” and “Powerful Hankerin”‘) and exBlack Flager Kira Roessler (“Sincerely”). Credit for “Quicksand” is given to Tony Kinman, but not by me. I’ve never heard the original, but I’ve gotta wonder why they covered it. “Formal Introduction” contains a nagging musical allusion to David Wilcox’s “Between the Lines” that clouds an otherwise brilliant beginning. “Formal Introduction” and “Powerful Hankerin”’ musically approach vintage Meat Puppets circa Out My Way. Watt’s deep ramblin’ vocals alternate with his tumblin’ bass and ed’s choral guitar on “Powerful Hankerin”’ for a hilarious rockin’-blues scat. “Blaze” and “Rocket Sled/Fuel Tank” show the greatest effects of Mascis’ production; fuzz bass and fast, churning, meaty guitars.

“4.29.92” offers fIREHOSE’s musical response to the L.A riots. Wailing guitars lay over live recordings made on the street during the chaos. Crowds chanting, screaming and hooting in approval. Fishbone’s Reminiscent of “Asswhippin”‘. The most pervasive selection is easily “Herded Into Pools.” It’ll stick in your brain. Watt murmurs the title as Ed rants against the injustice of pigeon-holing. The two instrumental numbers, “Number Seven” and “More Famous Quotes,” are the shortest ditties, each clocking at under two minutes. Of the 14 tracks, all are over a minute and only three are under



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Just in time for St. Paddy’s Day, laddies have released a not too bad album, using their recycled style to help you recuperate from the smashin’, bashin, O’Leary of a time you had on Wednesday night. That’s right-- recycled style. I swear I heard Public Image Limited, the Cure, Talking Heads, Midnight Oil and the Rankin Family mixed into Irish, folk, rock, rap and even reggae music. These guys can do anything (ask my mother: she’ll verify that)! The main disappointment with this LP is the fact that I could tell where their sound was coming from, but none the less, the album made me do a jig around the living room (and it even turned my football player roommate on)! Truly, the album is enjoyable. It is living proof that energy is not only present in carbohydrates. From relaxing, Irish folk songs such as “Livin’ in America” and “Frantic Heart,” to the song that made medo my jig-- “Maria’s Wedding,” the whole album sends a good chill up ‘ee ole spine. But, get this-- Ric Ocasek coproduces the album and makes an odd appearance. Who’s he?! Come .** the Cars, you know “You’re cl I’ve Got Tonight,” Whose Going to Drive You Home Tonight”. Led by the second half of the production team, Larry Kirwan, the group even gets a little political in “James Connolly”, criticizing the days when working conditions in factories were brutal. Of course, the band will never be a top forty group: Irish is not ‘cool’ amongst adolescents of the nineties (although watch-1 bet it will be some day). In it’s own way, the band’s sound is mature: a sound that z wwdd place &O== a-y to’p forty sound today. For a good time, great fun and twenty million bands (all in one), call l-BOO-Black-47! these



Friday, spacey psychedelia. There is also a glossy booklet containing the lyrics and more mind bending photos and, oh God, the colours! Every song has it’s own colour, and not just the workaday shades of reality but a phantasmagoria of technicolour dream hues. Magenta, lime jello green, aqua maroon and, what is

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If we’re talking comeback trail here, then this is the album that’s going to do it. If you bothered to read the massive review earlier on in this term, you’d know that Duran Duran have been, of late, rather invisible on the North American scene, with flannel and denim taking over from silk and linen. How could they possibly compete with warm and fuzzy fibres? How can you rip off the uniform of the new teen generation (and lackadaisical twenties, too) because clothes, after all, dictate music fashion, and not the other way around, as so many believe, and to make any kind of successful comeback, they’re going to have to offer something even more stupendous (and comfortable and versatile) than natural cotton and THEY HAVE SEEN THE FUTURE and it is velveteen and satin. Honestly. Fine then, if you don’t believe me, I’ll have to prove it to you otherwise. This collection of tunes shows Duran Duran in a-more matured, smooth prime; of course, if they sounded like the same old thing after seven-odd albums, I wouldn’t actually be writing this review, would I? While most of the album is kind of mellow, quiet, and just a teeny bit unremarkable, it’s certainly not the “modern rock crossover-classic” that the press release claims it to be, and for several reasons: it’s a good album, but I’d hate to think of this as their peak. It’s a great base for a new sound; it’s subtle, it’s strong, and there’s room to move away from the pure pop of Duran Duran’s previous music into something more steady and more complete. And please tell me, crossover from what and to what? Pop to dance? Dance to. rock? Gimme a break. This album is not an instant classic, but the ones they release two albums from now may very well make the grade. So while the album is mostly mellow and slow (but never bland, never boring), there are an excellent few stand-out cuts. “Ordinary World,” the first single release, is dreamy and melodic, enhanced by lush




tographs. Ooh, hot. There’s a cool cover of “Femme Fatale,” which apparently Frank Zappa encouraged them to do. They do a much better job of it than the “Fame” fiasco of 1982. By far, however, the best song on the album is “Too Much Information,” an hilariously self-deprecating send-up, describing Duran Duran’s meteoric rise to fame, and the consequences of it. “Destroyed by MN/ABC/ BBC, I hate to bite the hand that feeds me. ..” It’s poppy, it’s catchy, it’s hip, it’s hot. And they’re back for good, 1 tell ya.

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the colour of “Time”?-buckskin firemist! Yet, as engaging as the packaging is, it fails to do justice to the album. But then, what packaging could? And what review could do justice to the music? I am not Dante. I am not Milton. Describing the ineffable is for greater souls than mine.


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So this beautiful 20th anniver-’ sary boxed edition re-release of Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side Of The Moon finds it’s way down to the office. I watched with envy as Imprint Arts editor Bernard Kearney showed it off to a crowd of spectators. “Bastard!” I cursed under my breath, “enjoy the privileges of power while you can, bourgeois tyrant, you’ll be the first against the wall when the revolutioncomes.” But as I was soon shocked to discover, he didn’t want it! What’smore, nobody else wanted it ~ either! Had the world gone topsy turvy!? Hey, I’m a small fish in a big pond, you know? Most of the time when others are reviewing Sloan or Ice Cube I get stuck with that crusty shit under the bottom of the barrel like Collision or Splatterpunk. I laughed long and loud when I secured this rare diamond. But enough about me’.... It comes in a thick box of the darkest obsidian cardboard decorated in silver lettering and sporting the original prism and rainbow cover superimposed over a black photo background of ancient pyramids. Inside we find five photo cards depicting the band and all sorts of



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By all rights, the release of Let’s K~life should be a major event for Shonen Knife fans. It’s clearly designed to be their “definitive” album, their shoehorn into the burgeoning American alternative market. They’ve rerecorded a bunch of their earlier tunes and topped those off with their latest single. It’s their first release for an American major label. It’s got seventeen (!> tracks. But for the first time ever, I’m finding myself wondering whether

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Although Superchunk seems to be perceived as mostly a singles band, the Chapel Hill, North Carolina, punk-popsters also make some pretty damn fine albums. “On The MoutV’, as such, is their third full-lengther in about as many years. Following Suy~chunk, No Pocky for Kitty, and a plethora of dynamic singles, (most of, -which were packaged in last year’s Tossing Seeds compilation), their latest justifies in spades the acclaim that continues to swirl about them. Superchunk is often critically compared to the Buzzcocks, those seminal British punkers of t-he late ‘70’s legendary for their tight and melodic pop singles. It’s not aLI unfavourablecomparison, (one which, at the very least, Superchunk openly embrace), but in reality they’re no different from the Buzzcocks for the reasons that the Buzzcocks wcrcn’t any diffcrcnt from thecarly Who. Which is to say that more than just striking out a similar souncl, Superchunk’s inherited a brilliant musical ideology. Indeed, their anthemic “Slack Motherfuckcr” may well be the “My Generation” of the ‘90’s. In the past year they’ve released the singles “Mower” and “The

ShonenKnifesoundbetteronrecord or in theory. They’ve always sounded great in theory: three bashful yet defiant Japanese women, obsessed with America’s pop culture and its alternative music. Sweet-faced, doeeyedpunkmadebyculturaloutsiders. They used to sound great on record, too. Last year’s album 712 was an embarrassment of riches, from a mock-Irish lament to bubblegummed punk flareups to casual statements of purpose (“I don’t wanna get up early in the morning, I just wanna sleep all day”). But Let’s Knife is almost disappointing, and the blame lies almost exclusively in its (over)production. Shonen Knife appear to have embraced the digital age, forgetting that sparkling sound often exacts a stiff fee, a certain blandness. In their new freshly-scrubbed state, the three women no longer sound like

Question Is How Fast”, (both available here on the album), and the hard-to-get Hit Sey-Destruct El?, (which includes an inspired cover of terrific Kiwi outfit The Verlaines obscure “Lying In State”). The titletrack of “On T!le Moufh”, interestingly enough, doesn’t actually appear on the album but instead turns up as a b-side on “Mower”. “On The Mouth” (the album) then, continues Superchunk’s power-pop legacy while at the same time possessing a linear consistency that invites repealed listenings. It is, by virtue, not merely a collection of Superchunk songs but rather a Superchunk albtlm. “Package Thief,” for example, provides relief from their usual twominute guitar attack by developing in a comparatively measured tone and clocks in at about six minutes. Itsintensebuild-up,infact,reminds one of the approach en-qlayed to great effect by bands like Drive Like Jehu and Rocket From The Crypt. (Which shouldn’t be so surprising really since the album’s production is credited to John Reis who, unless I’m wildly mistaken, is the same John Reis who’s the manic lead guitarist for both of those bands.) Nevertheless, expectedly brilliant short-tight thingies abound, particularly the hard-hitting “From and “I The Curve”, “For Tension”, Guess I Remembered It Wrong”, in addition to the two previously released singles. Underground or not, Superchunk are truly one of Amerifinest new bands. The energy from “OH Tk Malfh” may be more of the same, (insofar as Suyerchunk is concerned), but it’s an energy that few other bands around can match. As someone else said best... Damn fine piece of work. Run out and buy it now.

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devoted acolytes or inspired amateurs. Instead, they sound more like a gimmicky bubblegum act than ever. What’s worse, the production only serves to expose just how derivative Shonen Knife’s riffs are-the Ramones are probably meeting with their lawyers even as I write this. On the other hand, I enjoy Let’s Knqe just a little too much to slag it unreservedly. “Flying Jelly Attack” and “Cycling is Fun” are everything this band should be: irrepressible in their charm and fun. “Burning Farm” has some terrific if fleeting guitar work to recommend it (not to mention the “Land of 1,000 Dances” chorus). And if you can look beyond the bland sound and the familiarity of the tunes, the whole album is never less than a pleasant experience. Lef’s Knife, then, is a listenable release, but a sub-par Shonen Knife album. This wouldn’t be so bad, but

when you consider that the ostensible goal of the release is to be the Shonen Knife album, it fails miserably. Of course, not all miserable

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Still at odds as to whether or not Consolidated’s use of sampling was misrepresentation or not, we moved on to the ever-popular topic of feminism. It started, however, with Craig suggesting that Consolidated’s use of animalsbeing slaughtered was the same as the pro-life activists using pictures of abortions. Was it actually the same thing?

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The self-righteous attitude of the band was their single biggest fault.

about men

who come to your show, specific people in the audience? “Well, anybody with a penis, how’s that?” Okay, so you’re including me. “I’m including every male.” Okay, so you’re telling me that I do not listen to women, and that I do not listen to what women think or feel? “Well what I’m saying is that men don’t listen to what women think and feel. They can’t always listen.” So you don’t always listen.


I have with Consolidated.

than discuss,

they preached, and weakened their already faltering arguments all the more. I explained to him that sometimes I listen to women and sometimes I don’t. I don’t think that because they’re the opposite sex I should automatically listen to them. I don’t listen to everything Margaret Thatcher has to say -- or does she classify as a man? Isn’t the band a little dogmatic in their stance? “I would say that we’re no different from any other band in that instance. When any band’s on stage, they are expressing exactly what

it was like to be a slave, live on a plantation, have your children taken



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to you.”

The situation was turning ugly, so we just jumped right into gun control. I don’t understand how increasing the amount of legislation or the power that you transfer to the government over gun control is going to decrease the amount of guns either on the street or the number of l

one who escaped from a concentration camp -- this is an exaggerated example - and I came to America and

I’m not accusing

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in the United States that you people need to commit crimes in order to get the money for the drugs which are so high priced because they’re illegal. The first step would be to decriminalize drugs, all of them, so your crime rate would drop, but you’re saying that people look at guns as a rights issues, I think it is a rights issue. I mean, yeah, sure, the world would be a much happier place without guns, but that’s not reality. “Rut in some countries, it is reality. In some countries it is the reality, and in some countries you see that when you don’t have the guns available, you don’t have the type of amazing number of murders.” But you’re looking at a country like the United States which grew into what Turner described in his Frontier thesis, it was based on a completely different ideal. So, you have the right to bear arms, so that a militia can be formed to overthrow the government. That’s how it started, so you can’t talk about other countries, because you can’t have, is because

go back.

“That’s why I think you need both education and gun control.” Well, J agree about the education, but I think that if you have the education, you don’t need thelegislation.Infact,it’ssortofinteresting, this is another contradiction in Consolidated. You have this anti-fascist stance, yet are willing to pass on more control to the government. “That’s not a fascist statement. We’re saying that when you live in


a society, you have to have some type of order. You can’t have anar-

out and buy both Guns and Roses albums, fuck, I don’t care, as long: as

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Well, yes you can. A society can function without a government if all of the goods and services are left to private individuals, and a free market. “Well that’s definitely too frightening for me. To me, that’s almost what we live under now. I believe in regulation and I believe in the government protecting the consumer from corporations.” But they don’t do that and never have. “Yes, but hopefully they will. Hopefully we’ll come to some kind of democratic socialism where the government will be by, of and for the people, and then the government will protect the consumer.” No, but corporations represent the desires of the consumer. The reason that IBM, McDonalds or any other business is so big is because people want the products they’re selling. “There’s a difference between individuals atid consumers. Consumers are the product of corporate control over an individual? life. The fact is that corporations create consumers .” 0. k. but a+reyou saying that the market can create a demand? (pause) Is that what you’re saying “(pause) Urn, well the demand is created by, in my opinion, (pause) by the, by the umm, corporate world.” Like what? “Well, creating products that are completely unnecesary.”


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I wanted is only I spoke to a shorter seems so

They are a rock band, they aren’t a rock band. It doesn’t matter - they don’t represent any substantial change. They’re interested in starting a revolution, but they seem to have no idea about how to bring itaboutorwhatwouldhappenwere they successful. They create their own problems to solve and are, above all, not part of the solution...

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summer sublets - 1 km. to unrversity. Furnished, 3 buildings tochoose from. $125 to $175/month inclusive. Paul at 664-1371. )mmaculate S bedroom, 2 bath, laundry, free cleaning service, bike path. September -1 year lease $320 plus utilities. 886-2726. kurnlshed house-excellent 6 bedrooms, 2 washrooms, 2 kitchens, laundry, livingrooms, extras. 1.5 km from UW. $1,875 plus utilities, Available May 1 for one year or one term. 746-7928 after 6 p.m. 3 $140/roam or $400. all 3. 15 min. walk. 725-4867 or 888-7377. Summer sublet - close to UW d Westmount Mai I. $175/neqotiaabL. Call Steve at 886-0029. Ottawa summer sublet - $300.06 Share apartment with female, downtown Ottawa, 5 minutes to Ottawa U. Call Lesley (613) 233-3151 or locally 634-8806. Sept. 93-Aug. 94 - 5 bedroom house, close to everything, fireplace, garage, $l,295./mo. 884-6789. Older 5 bedroom house, uptown Waterloo $1,35O./mo. 576-l 475 or 888-7377 for either house. sublet our beautiful home! I or 2 bedrooms available. Erb between Westmount and King. Call 885-6209 to see.

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Upcofv’ihq EVENTS Friday

March 19

Le Cercle francais presents “Manon des Sources”. Staff lounge at St. Paul’s. Free Movie. . . HOP down to the Cross-C;amous Bash of the season. Prizes, dance, refreshhen& at 268 Phillip St., weaver’s Arms, 8 pm-l am, admission at the door. Sunday March 21 Conrad Grebel’s Spring Concert with the UW Chamber Choir. 3:00 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 22 Willow Street in Waterloo. For more info call Eleanor Dueck 885-0220, ext. 226. Monday March 22 The Politics of Food Film Series at Waterloo Public Library, 7 - 9 pm: Beware of Faliin fruit. For more info call 888-4882. h rth Stud& Student Seminar - many presentations - tS1, room 221, 7yo 9;;. Call 885-1211 ext. 2072 or ext. 3066 for more info. Colloqurum - tnvironmental Ublectlves & Perspectives. Unlversrty of Guelph - 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. kwth Building the Future - I anzanla conference mformatlon meeting 5:OO p.m., CC135. *


&Tuesday March 23 GLLQW Discussion Group: “Friends & Lovers”. All lesbians, bisexuals, gays and other supportive people welcome. UW Modern Languages room ’ io4, 7:30 p.m. .. bn the occasion of commencemenl of the new Persian year (NOW-HOOL), Cultural Association of Iranian Students (CAIS) invites yo; to vi&t the “Persian Art and Culture Exhibition”. Davis Centre 1301 from 9:30 a.m. to6:30 p.m. Also on March 24. II be presenting “A I d Waterloo tndlan Students Assoc. (INLEA) Evening” at 6:00 p.m. in the Humanities Thezle. There will be an”ar&!ao? more info 888-4556. Wednesday March 24 Conrad Grebel Noon Hour Concerts - 12:30 p.m. - Barton & Priscilla McLean, composers. huron Campus MInIstry FellowshIp presents “Jehovah’s Witnesses - A NonProphet Organization?” featuring Grace Goth. St. Paul’s room 201, 5 p.m. Cax seminar for International students. 1:OO p.m., NH 3001 . All welcome, admission free. Thursday March 25 Signs of Spring Craft Show & Sale - March 25, 26, 27 & 28 - University 01 Gielph. Fo; m&e info call 824-4120, ext. 2896. m I Cambridge Guelph Humanists willmeet at the Preston Memonal Audrto. rium c/o Highway 8 and Bishor> St.. Cambridoe at 7r30 D.m. For info call 893. 1449 or Guelph 824-6577. Friday March 26 Amnesty International “Coffeehouse” upstairs at the Huether Hotel in Waterloo. Featuring Lisa Unrau, Failte, Matt Osborne, Mary-Anne Epp, and SOUD bowl of Dassion!! Everyone welcome. A





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