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various clubs on campus. “Underneath me is Avvey Peters who is the Senior Officer of Internal Affairs.” explains Dewhurst, “We’ve been doing a lot of work with various clubs. With the new studentcentre,we’ve also had to liaise with various businessmanagers, familiarizing ourselves with the new businesses and the services.” Like Codrington, Dewhurst has also tried to focus on reaching out to students, and letting them know about the work that the Fed-

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Contribution List Osman Akcakir, David Bauer, Paul Biondich, Charlie Clarke, JeffCouckuyt, John Crusz, Raquel David, Eric Davies, Seymour Drewe, Jennifer Epps, Dave Fisher, Tammy Gaber, Alison Hargreaves, Derik Hawley, Greg HoodMorris, Paul Ise, John Jylanne, Greg Krafchick, Tim Laslavic, Kevin Lauckner, Jack Lefcourt, Juanita Losch, Pat Merlihan, Dianne Mitchell, Kim Moser, Pete Nesbitt, UW News Bureau, Craig Nickerson, Blair Nicole, Daryl Novak, Awey Peters, Joe Presuti, Scott Reid, Darlene Ryan, Sindi Sabourin, Bill Sharp, Pat Spacek, Tammy Speers, Margaret Szepietowska, Dave Thomson, Jeff Zavitz, Karen Zvanitajs Imprint is the offficial student newspaper of the University of Waterloo. It is an editorially independent newspaper published by Imprint Publications, Waterloo, a corporation without share capital. Imprint is a member of the Ontario Community Newspaper Association (OCNA.) Imprint is published every Friday during the fall and winter terms and every second Friday during the spring term. Imprint reserves the right to screen, edit and refuse advertising. Imprint ISSN 0706-7380. Mail should be addressed to Imprint, CampusCentre, Room 140, University of WaterOntario,

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the Board of Communications and the Board of Academic Affairs. These boards are staffed by Fed employed commissioners and chairs, who try to make sure that all students are treated fairly on campus and get the opportunity to make the best of their time at UW, academically and socially. Since May, the three elected executive Stephen Codrington (President), Julie Cole (Vice President of University Affairs) and Christine Dewhurst (Vice President of Finance) have been presiding over the FED offices in the Campus Centre. They act as student representatives on university boards, and they also represent Waterloo through the Ontario University Student Alliance @USA.) Imprint spoke to the President and the two Vice-Presidents last week in an effort to catch up on what they’ve been doing over the summer. Steve Codrington is responsible for all the affairs of the corporation, which he does by keeping in ,touch with the two Vice Presidents, and by attending the meetings of various ccuncil meetings. During the summer, Codrington has focused on a variety of issues,including increasing awareness of the Federation of Students on campus. “We have a communications survey, which we brought up in our campaigns, which has been instituted now. It has helped us figure out how to efficiently communicate with the student body. “We are trying to get in touch with the students right ofTthe bat this fall. We’ve got a week of class visits that are being organized, and we’ll be selling them on an open house here at the Federation office on the 21st and 22nd. At that point, we’re going to be recruiting new volunteers and filling in people on what we do. “I think there’s too many

Cole, Dewhurst and Codrington; who are these people, what do they do, and why . are they pretending to smile? people that still don’t know the Feds exist and what they’re trying to do.” Another project Codrington has been working on is the formation of a national organization which will represent students to the federal government. “Because funding is going down, we’re also looking into the formation of a national group of universities that will be our voice to the federal government. “A lot of student executives are trying to come together on a set of issues. There’s a group of 12 to 15 schools involved, who

OWSA’s idea. “‘For the longest time, there’s been a radical approach, and it’s discounted, and people aren’t invited to discussion tables. “This Thursday, we have an audience with David Cooke, Minister of Education and Training. That just didn’t happen before, people didn’t listen.” “Past student lobbying was in principle against paying for education at all, so they would boycott meetings. “CKJSA claims the ancillary fee situation as a victory, and rightly so.We now have the right

V think there% too many people that still don’t know what we do. ‘I aren’t members of the Canadian Federation of Students (the existing national university organization.)” While governments have a history of paying little or no attention to students,Codrington is hopeful that this new national organization will be different. “We’ve seen a lot of success through the Ontario University Student Alliance (C)USA.) The Income Contingency Loan Repayment Plan (ICLRP) was

to say how those services are going to be run. It’s a small victory, but a victory all the same.

Christine Dewhurst, the Vice President of Finance deals with, as her title implies, all the finances of the corporation. Overall, the Fcdcxatim has experienced a slower summer than usual, due to the construction work going on and students’ lack

WC did a com-

munication survey. We had some help from Eric Sutherland from the statistics department, and we sent out 150 surveys, and received 63 responses. It’s not a huge number, but it’s a random sample, and very significant. We found out from the survey that the primary way students find out about eventswas through word ofmouth. This gives us an idea of what to do to help us more effectively reach the students.” One idea Dewhurst and her team has worked out was a town crier who will v&it high traffic areas spreading news of Federation events. “We really liked the idea of a town crier. We’re looking for a very charismatic pair of people, one male and one female, who are outgoing. We’ve also received some support from the Warrior Band, and I think that that will really spread the news of Fed events.”

The success of “Single and Sexy” has prompted the idea of a fed play that would roam the campus,perhaps visiting various classrooms (professors permitting.) “Single

and Sexy has been so

successful because it has been more relaxed than having someone talk at you. Classroom visits have to be effective, and you remember them if there’s some humour in it.” Dewhurst’s other major project includes leasing spacesin the new Student Centre. So far, two of the three main retail spaces have been leased, one as a physiotherapy clinic, and another as a drug store. Student employment is mandatory in all three retail spaces. “There was a sub-committee in which we reviewed all the proposals we received, and we discussed which ones would be better for students. According to the ad hoc committee survey that was done dting John Leddy’s years, we made a recommendation to the management board, and we voted on it.” Julie Cole, the Vice President of University Affairs deals primarily with student issues. Much of

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s students, we know all to well that money is very tight. Many ofus hold down ajobortwo(ifwecanevengetajob in the first place) while balancing a full course load, and even then, it’s hard to come up with enough money to survive on. The cost of living is increasing and tuition fees are rising. They say that loans are going up, but the reality is that it’s not . -. enough. ‘l’hese factors combine to make for many needy students. These students are all struggling to make ends meet, to pay the rent, the bills and finish their degrees. It can be a huge plate to balance for any student. With this in mind, the Social Issues Board of the Federation of Students established an on-campus Food Bank for needy and malnourished students. The idea for the UWFood Bank started in the Fall of 1993. Sharon Flood, then the Vice-President of University Affairs, suggested the idea of a student food bank. this was followed by a short survey to Canadian Universities to determine how many student food banks exist and how they operate. The results showed that there are indeed a number of these programs currently in place across the country. The majority of responses showed that student food banks were established due to lack of financial assistance combined with student pressure. According to the proposal entitled “A Proposal For: A Student Food Bank k the University of

You can always contact Julie (x3780),Karin(x6305)orMarianne (x2042) to set up alternate arrangements. The only thing that we request in exchange for using the service is that students fill out a confidential sheet stating their name and student ID number. This is strictly for our records and nothing else. Apart from the typical fare of Kraft Dinner and canned tuna, students will be able to receive. veg-

students are all struggling to make ends meet, to pay the rent, the bills andflnish their degrees. It can be a huge plate to balance P 1 1 Jar any stuaent How many other students were not eligible for an emergency loan? How many other students simply went without money or food? The numbers are far too high to ignore. Needy and hungry students are not productive students. Individuals involved with the Federation of Students recognized the need and decided to do something about it. UW’s Food Bank is located in the Federation of Students office. Ilt will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-4 pm. Jf this time is inconvenient for you, please feel free to come up to let us know. Either Julie Cole (Vice-President of University Affairs), Karin Zvanitajs (Senior Officer of Student Issues), or Marianne Miller (the Qmbudsperson) will be more than happy to help you out. Unfortunately the location is in a somewhat high traffic area until the completion of the new building. It is normal to be concerned about confidentiality or friends seeing you. Please do not let this deter you fromusing the UW Food Bank.

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In June of this year, the OMice of Student Issues raised $356.00 during Environment Week celebrations. A benefit was held in the Bombshelter featuring local talent The Dervishes, Turning Screws and Quiverleg. The money raised that evening will be used to supply the UW Food Bank with organic food from the Ebytown Food Co-operative in Waterloo. The UW Food Bank also has a supply of blankets and sheets for those who need them. Volunteers will be required to staff the Food Bank for a two hour shift per week, as well as to keep inventory and prepare bags of food for students. Anyone interested in volunteering can contact the Federation of Students office. Again, the UW Food Bank is open from 2-4 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays, but it is never a problem to make alternate arrangements. Please feel free to call or visit us (CC 235) to discuss your concerns or suggestions. The service was designed by students for students to use. Please spread the word and ensure that no student goes without food.

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niversity can be a daunting place for any new student, but especially so for foreign students. The University of Waterloo has a special office to help foreign students adjust to life away from home. The International Student Office (ISO) aids intemational students through its special programs. All new international students are invited to attend a special meeting on Thursday, September 8 in the Davis Centre, room 1302 at 9 a.m. Come fmd out information on

services provided on campus, make new friends, go on a tour of the libraries and campus, and more. Contact the International Student Office for more information, ext. 2814. For students who want to brush up on their English, a 2 hour conversation class is held every Friday in Needles Hall, room 2080 from 2 - 4 p.m. beginning September l6. Topics of general and current interest are discussed and group mem-

has an emphasis on pronunciation and listening exercises. For more information contact the International Student Offke, ext. 2814. Foreign students whose mother tongue is not English and who have lived in Canada less than five years may have to take the Test of English as a Foreign English (TOEFL.) Classes for the TOEFL are held every Tuesday and Wednesday from 2 - 4:30 p.m. for 10 weeks beginning September 27. The

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Native Students Informa tion Session and Social is being planned for September 21,1994 (between 3 and 5 p.m. in the Davis Centre - DC 130 1.) Speakers from campus and aboriginal community organizations will provide details about their individual areas. An informal session will follow giving everyone an opportunity to get more information, and to circulate and socialize. Native Student services do not


exist in a specific form. Addressing this, a planning comrnitte (drawn from the university and native community), began by asking a variety of questions. What are the native specific services available on campus?How does a student go about contacting or getting involved with the local aboriginal community? Is there a need for some kind of on-campus support system or resource for native students? How accessible and relevant are existing student services to the aboriginal student? While the comittee had many suggestions, ultimately those an-


swersmust come from the students themselves. The hope is to provide resources from within both communities for students to access. Students are not just users of services, but also valuable participants and initiators themselves. So, please join us Wednesday, September 21, 1994 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Davis Centre DC 130 1.NonNatives are welcome. Snacks will be provided. For more information contact Women’s Studies, 885 1211 at extension 6886 or the KW Aboriginal Development Office at 57 l-7549.


continued from page 3 lier that day. Eventually what we police might say it happened once her work is done through the Office want is a complete peer support last year, counselling services may of Student Issues which handles service.” say it happened several times, gender issues, public issues and Another part of Cole’s job is Health and Safety will say it haphuman rights. student safety. Her major project pened a lot of times, and asfar as the Cole hasspent most of her time regarding campus safety has been Villages are concerned, it didn’t readying first year studentsfor uni- through the office of student issues. happen once. It depends on where a versity life. The Peers Assistance “Through my &ice and the person goes. Links Service (PALS) is an attempt ofice of student issues, we’re go“We know this happens, and to provide support for first year ing to be doing date rape seminars we know certain people don’t restudents living off campus. This, in the villages. There’s a miscon- port it, and that’s the samefor sexual along with the harassment. What PALS Qff-camwe’ve discovered is pus Don Program that students just (PODS) provide There’s a misconception that the don’tknowwhere to support for first year studentswho ~~k?~~~$~!~~ people who hurt you are these are living off camHopefully, we could pus. people that hide in bushes eventually have - _ - __ “We sent out something like a 827 letters to Sexual Harassment fresh, and the reOfficer, a centralized sponse has been great, a lot of peo- ception that the people who hurt position where everyone could go. ple are interested in theseprograms. you or assault you are these people Some of them have sent us their that hide in bushes, when 99% of The Federation of Students has addressesand this allows usto hook the time, it’s someone that you a significant effect dn students’lives them up with a POD in their area. know. What we have to do is edu- at Waterloo whether or not the ma“To get the frosh and the offcate people.” jority evenknow what they do. Like Part of the problem, statesCole, any student organization, it is only campus dons together, we’re going to have a party at Fed Hall on Sep- is that figures on such incidents are as strong as it’s members, and the tember 8th, We’re also involving hard to pin down. successof the Federation this year, the International Student’s OffIce. “It’s hard to get a number be- as with any year, depends upon Darlene Ryan is meeting with a cause everyone’s figures are differwhether or not studentscare enough group of international students ear- ent. Say it’s a date rape issue. The to become involved.

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Undergraduate group produces harassment report by Karin Zvanitajs senior Officer of Student Issues


ing Group held weekly meetings and eventually developed a paper stating their concerns along with a set of recommendations, all in the hopes of raising awareness and developing effective policies to combat sexual harassment. The recommendations were presented to deans,professors, students and women’s groups across campus. Over all there were somepoints of contention - namely the signifi-

on campus (and off-campus for students on a co-op work term) is absolutely not acceptable and that any proven caseswill result in some sort of punishment. Unfortunately, according to many administrative types, such drastic changes in policies do not happen over night. Well, we can still dream, can’t we? Until policies are changed, you can be assuredthat the Undergraduate Working Group on Sexual Harassment will continue . . to meet . with ad-

or many, the summer months signify a time of relakation, some work, some study (if you’re a UW student!) and hopefully a vacation. For others, it isjust another day, another week or another month plugging away at issues which never seem to take a break. This summer, the Undergraduate Working Group on Sexual “zero tolerance” continues to iiEiiYEZ?w~i~~Fi Harassment (through . the Office of Student in the EE~$i?l~alsobe Issues of the Federa- battle academic freedom dreaming of York tion of Students) battle against harassment University, which worked hard to keep students’ voices heard someyears ago “sudand to make sexual hardenly” got an Ofice assment a thing of the of Race Relations past. cance of a suggested “zero toler- when a large number of concerned Although there is still a long ante policy” and the argument of the University Presiway to go and some people still “academic freedom’*. dent’s Office until he budged... don’t understand the significance Contrary to what many believe, Anyone interested in helping of harassment, discrimination and “zero tolerance” does not mean that with the Undergraduate Working abuse of power and authority, there anything and everything can and Group on Sexual Harassment can are some people who are very com- will be construed as sexual harass- contact Karin (x6305) or visit the ment. It is simply a strict policy Office of Student Issuesin Federamitted to the issues. which statesthat sexual harassment tion of Students Office. Over the summer, the Work-

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n My Salad Days, When I was 1 Green” an original play by phi&osopher/engineer Derik Hawley, explores the ideas of Soren Kierkegaard, Nietzsche and T. S. Eliot as seen through the eyes of the main character, Green. The play began life as a dialogue submitted for a graduate seminar in philosophy. The small cast of four and minimal lighting and sound allows for the focus to remain on the language of the play and on the interpersonal relations between these likable and often confused characters. Green (Randy St&h), a recent university graduate who edits children’s books, seeks answers to questions of faith and humanity while struggling between two women. Red (Karen Hoffman), his girlfiiend, takes a simple approach to life, experiencing everything with

guru to Green, an enigma to Red, a crazy old man to the Other, pulls the three together. He leads them through discussions of religion, invi&s them to the funeral of God,

them which questions to ask. While dealing with weighty subject matter, the show contains many humorous scenesand touching revelations that bring abstract notions to a more concrete level. You don’t need to be a philosopher to enjoy this show - you need only be human. The play is the directorial debut of Karen Hoffman, an English student at the University of Waterloo. She has been involved in many other productions such as “Equus” and “Images and Games” and has worked at the K-W Live Theatre, as well as in Lon-


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The play was written by Derik Hawley, a graduate student in the Department of SystemsDesignengineering at the University of Waterloo. “In My Salad Days, when I was Green” is being performed at the Princess Cinema, at 7:00 pm on September Hth, 16th and 17th. There is also a Saturday &ildlike wonder and deHoffman, Morin, Striech snd Kramer in matinee at 2:OO.Tickets are light. The Other (Melanie Derik Hawley’s “111 My Salad Days, When $7 for Princess Members and Kramer), Red’s best fiend I was Green.” UW students,and $8 for othand Green’s ex-girlfriend is a business woman who sees the and offers experience and insight ers. For more information, contact that may not provide the answers to DerikHawley(886-9093)orKaren world as a corporation. The Wizard (Joey Morin), a thecharacters’questionsbutteaches Hoffman (886-5599.)


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campus - having a problem which requires someone to help mediate a solution or facilitate the communication - feeling that university policy has been applied unfairly or erroneously - a victim of discrimination or harassment based on sex, ethnic origin, religion, etc. The Ombudsperson will provide answers to your questions, explain UW’s policies and procedures and advise you accordingly, mediate discussions between individuals or groups, and refer individuals to other agencies if deemed necessary. If you should have a problem, a complaint, or even simple inquiry, feel free to contact your Ombudsperson. The office is located in the Campus Centre, Rm 150~ - or call 885 12 11, extension 2402. Monday toFriday, 8:3O-4:30.




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by Awey Peters very special person Welcome back everyone! The campus is a very different place from the last time you were here... if this is your first time, just imagine. The newly renovated Student Center is well underway. In fact, we’re on the home stretch. The bulk of the work should be finished by November, with the grand opening slated for January 1995. The new Center will have lots more lounge and study space, a new quiet pub, more retail space, more clubs and meeting rooms, and will be the all-around hub of student life at uw. September is always a busy month, with lots to do: Bombshelter Rock’n’roll Wednesdays, Thursdays at Fed Hall, deals at the used bookstore 3n textbooks, great UW wear at the Campus shop, volunteer opportunities at the Fed Ofke, or the Student Part-time Employment and Volunteer Center. Some concerts to look forward to this month include The Watchmen, The Irish Rovers, Lowest of the Low and the Santa Fe Band, not to mention comedy and New Music Nights =- UW is your best bet for entertainment in town. If you’re up to the challenge, grab your Feds passport from the Fed Office (Campus Centre, room 235) or from your Frosh Kit, and start collecting stamps from any of our exotic travel locations (Feds businesses and services), A complete passport can win you great prizes... more details to come. The Feds are going to be out and about a lot more this year, beginning with some classroom appearances early in the term. One of our latest projects being launched this month is the new University Policy Manual (or policy in plain language). This helpful little book can guide you through the maze of University Administration stuff. Copies are in your F&h kit, or are available at the Fed Office. Another biggie is the POD program (PALS Off-campus Dons Program) -- dons for offcampus students who don’t have the benefit of a residence guru to contact when pressing questions of a culinary, laundering or more serious nature come up. For more information about the POD in your neighbourhood, contact Julie Cole at the Fed offke 888-4042. If you’re curious about what we do for you or if you have some burning questions that need answering, be sure to joln us fbr an Upen HOUSE at the Fed Office (CC 235) September 20-22, Work hard, play hard, and enjoy September.

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rice upon a time, eating outside one’s own home was a fairly challenging task for a vegetarian. Restaurants, airlines, and even our own omnivore friends had this strange idea that we only ate salads,or that a vegetarian dinner was a standard meat and potatoes affair with the meat removed! Fortunately, as vegetarianism has become more common, so has awareness of it. Vegetarian food is cheap, can be easy to prepare, and keeps longer than food that includes animal products -all features of special interest to students. It can also be delicious and varied. The most common question asked of vegetarians is: “but where do you get your protein”. Most vegetarians are “ovo-lacto.” Ova-lacto vegetarians avoid meat (which includes fish and flesh), but will eat eggs and dairy products. They represent 95% or more of vegetarians. Some vegetarians are “vegans” and follow a narrower diet; they abstain from anything produced by animals, and some even avoid honey because it’s produced by bees. Vegans often avoid animal products in clothing and other consumer goods as well as in the foods they eat. A new class is also emerging, the very low fat (VLF) vegetarians, those who try to minimize the amount of fat (including oils) in their diet for health and fitness reasons and find a vegetarian or vegan diet to be the easiest way to do this.


Most vegetarian cooking thususes grains and legumes (and sometimes cheese, milk and eggs) to create meals that are nutritionally complete without meat. Vegetarian eating has become of greater interest to people of various dietary tastes.If this article has whet your appetite, you may be interested in joining the new “Vegetarian Club of the University of Waterloo.” The club’s initial goals are: - to organize vegetarian potluck dinners - to occasionally descend on vegetarianfriendly restaurants - to provide a venue where vegetarians can trade recipes and related information, or discuss lifestyle issues - to promote vegetarianism aspart of a healthy and/ or ethical lifestyle, and - to foster opportunities to meet other vegetarlans.

To start the new fall semester, the club will be holding a potluck dinner on 7PM, Sept. 19, on the upper floor of the Grad Club. Attendees are encouraged to bring their favorite dish or anything they think people would enjoy. To accommodate as many people as possible, items should ideally be low in fat and contain no animal products. But any dish that contains no meat, fish or poultry would be welcome. Being a master chef is not a requirement, as no potluck would be complete without fruit, raw veggies, breads, and such. (Note: please do not bring alcohol to the grad club) If you are interested in coming to the first potluck or want more information please contact Charlie Clarke (claclarke@plg, x4669, 725-9147) or Eric Davies (ejdaviesacgl, x4548, 886-95 19)



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t is almost mandatory for columnists in student newspapers to write about ‘University Life’ when school starts again. All over the country, editors will be extolling the virtues of higher education or condemning the sorry state of education in Canada in an attempt to make sense of this important stage of our lives. There are basically two schools of thought when it comes to University. I shall try, then, to summarize these two views as T have come to understand them. First we have the optimistic communal theory of university which characterizes university as a place where individuals of like minds can get together free from the restrictive shackles of high-school, and with a freedom not possible in the dog-eat-dog world of the workplace. If we go along with this theory, we see students exposed to new and exciting ideas which will expand their minds and allow them the opportunity to find out who they really are, and through hard work, set themselves on a path which they will find both economically rewarding, allowing them to earn a living, and emotionally fulfilling. Secondly, we have a more cynical view of university. This view sees students as little more than cogs in a wheel, spending ever-increasing money in the form of tuition to learn very little of value (at best, some sort of hobby) and after several years, receiving a degree of some sort which is essentially a piece of paper that says you can take orders. After long periods of unemployment and demeaning minimum wage jobs, students will wind up in some sort of paper-pushing middle management job, which required little more than a grade 12 education anyway, and subsequently end up as bitter and poor astheir parents. I could try to weasel out of this with some sort of “they’re both right” philosophy, but that would be lying. While we all hope in our heart of hearts that the first perspective is the one that we’re going to live (and I must admit, that a few of us do) we must also be realistic about the world that we live in. University is too often seen as a community in itself, but it is only a part of a much larger world, and as a look around you will tell you, that much larger world is mostly shit. The predominant art forms in our society, the expression of our culture, be it film, music, modem art or television are a vetitable wasteland of charlatans ’ and naked emperors parading second-rate “art” meant to appeal to the lowest common denominator. Since, as a wise man once said, 90% Df anything is shit, we strive for brief glimpses of that other 10% that makes Dur live worth living. Hence, the reason that I even mention that first view of universities. That view is an unlikely possibility, but a possibility nonetheless. So the first view might, just might, be right, but it is not a choice we can make; it is an ideal that we must fight for every day in everything that we do. It will only be by accident that university assistsus in this quest.

Your professors are lying. George read the memo in disbelief: “WELCOME TO THE FACULTY OF VIRTUAL REALITY UNIVERSITY OF TENURED PROFESSORIAT” Message from the Influential and Tenured Professoriat to all new and returning students for the year 2000; Welcome to the University. All our salaries are paid for by taxpayers. Accordingly, this faculty adheres to the trailing edge politically correct topics of the day. No new or innovative debate is encouraged here. We do not wish to bring attention to ourselves from the powers that be. Accordingly, do not challenge any assumptions or views dear to certain of the professoriat. The following is the 1998 Top Ten List of Things you Cannot Challenge, Question or Debate in the Faculty (held over once again from 1992); 1. Suburbia is bad (except where you grew up) 2. All Women are Oppressed (see #l, and maybe except for white, privileged females) 3, All Industries Pollute (except your Dad’s) 4. Good Farmland should not be developed (except your Aunt’s -it’s worth a bundle) 5. Public Transportation is always good and cars are always bad 6. Intensification of Cities is Good (see #5) 7. Capitalism is evil (except asrepresented in a consulting fee paycheck) 8. Anything to do with Aboriginal Groups (1998 flavour of the year once again) is good 9. No trees should be cut down (except the ones needed fur your new deck or the paper we photocopy other’s articles on) 10, Public Participation and Empowerment of all groups (particularly “disenfranchised” groups) are good (unless they disagree with #1 to 9)

A Corollary to #l-l 0 is that Professors are always right, and no Professor’s views are capable of being challenged. In addition, only Professors will determine if the collectivist view (urban masstransportation) or the individual rights (oppressed non-white women) approaches to a particular issue is the correct one. If a debate does accidentally occur, students are cautioned that no Professor will admit you have a good point since years of publishing would then go the waste, with the concurrent loss of face amongst peer group. In addition, if a particular politically correct niche represented in # 1 to 10 is discredited or challenged, a Professor’s entire career focus might require change, and this is not acceptable. Students are cautioned that most Professors have areas of specialty, and few Professors are generalists able to understand literature in other fields. Accordingly, studentsare strongly cautioned not to draw parallels to other fields since Professors may become confused.

All students are expected to learn #l to #lO before graduation as it is the key to their careers as civil servants. Anyone attempting to challenge or discuss these issues will be met with stares of disbelief. Students must equate stares of disbelief with more serious concerns as to your intelligence. Graduates must not try to be agents of change, unless the change is to the new system (loosely described below). You must avoid literature from other fields, as this will corrupt your mind with invalid perspectives from people who do not have the incentives to free speech that we have. Professors here are working &I a third ‘system

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know what’s wrong with the present system, but haven’t figured out how to get people to buy into the new system yet. We also haven’t figured out how it will work yet, or why its not working in Cuba. All student-run seminars and colloquia are expected to find speakers in support of # 1- 10. All Masters and Doctoral Theses are expected to somehow affirm #l- 10. We may try to slant you to our way of thinking, and subtlety disenchant you from pursuing any particulary original thinking not supporting #l-J 0. Ytiu are not expected to graduate as free thinkers, able to make judgements for yourselves, but as disciples of our hisroricallyproven perspectives, as a result of years of listening to our lectures and reading article we have written. Please do not inform the public ofwhat’s going on here, aswe have a good thing going here and we need the tax dollars to fund our increasingly politically correct research.Freedom of speech certainly resides in the University system, and the tenured professoriat are had at work ensuring that you are free to speak in support of #l to 10 at any time. Certain additional topics Not Capable of Being Challenged may appear in this years’ curricula. You will be notified in the usual, subtle way.

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Why the hell are there no 24 donut shops near the campus? Is there some sort of city by-law against this? There is an all night variety store and an all night copy place but no all night donut shop. What gives? My day begins just before mid-

tion 462.2 of the Canadian criminal code. What these bookstores -- The Friendly Stranger in Toronto and Shakedown Street in Kitchener --

are supposedly guilty of is distributing books such as “Hemp: Lifeline to the Future” and “The Emperor Wears No Clothes,” as well as magazines like “High Times.” This is absolute bullshit censorship at its worst. Obviously the Crown Attorney at Queen’s Park doesn’t have better things to do and neither do the pigs. It’s bad enough that a recent Stats Canada report clearly showed that over two-thirds of all narcotics arrests in this country are of the petty cannibas possessionvariety, and now this. The state has absolutely no business dictating what we should or shouldn’t

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filled with His glory. Yet, the selfish Israelites still retised to obey God’s will unless they were sure it would benefit them. They even went so far as to build a golden calf to worship, the ultimate betrayal of a relationship with God. Even people who witnessed Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead refused to believe. While many witnesses put their faith in Him, some went to the religious leaders of the day and told them what Jesus had done, motivating them to seek His life (see John 11:38-48). Judas Iscariot spent many years of His life with Jesus Christ at His side. He heard Christ’s awesome teachings, and witnessed many of His miracles which revealed not only His supernatural powers, but also His unconditional love. Jesus would reach out and touch a leper, heal the sick from various diseases, free an adulteress who was about to be stoned to death, etc.... Yet when the chance came to betray Jesus for thirty pieces of silver, Judas Iscariot jumped at the opportunity. He gladly turned Jesus over to His crucifiers. Many people, although unable to deny God’s existence, rebelled against Him. These people believed in their minds, but not in their souls a even the demons do this. When the Bible speaks as the only way to salvation as being

&rough belief in Jesus Christ, it is talking about believing in our hearts, minds and souls. We must love and obey Him as well as believe in Him. And this attitude of love towards God is not in any way increased by seeing miraculous signs. As well, God wants us to love Him unconditionally, without being constantly provided with supernatural miracles as evidence of His existence. Now, why would a loving God allow natural disasters, disease and evil? Firstly, it is important to note that without the occurrence ofnatural disasters, sickness and evil, people would not be any more obedient to God. This is proven right at the beginning of the Bible when Adam and Eve were both completely free of these things and still refused to believe God over a serpent. The serpent convinced Adam and Eve to disobey God’s direct command not to eat from the forbidden tree. Secondly, helplessness in the face of natural disasters, disease and evil often lead people to the realization that we are indeed dependent on God. Experiencing tough situations can humble us enough to seek God’s loving help. In this way, the existence of these things can often lead people to repentance, thus fulfilling God’s ultimate goal.

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When I’m asked whether I believe in God, I hesitate to answer. After all, people have different ideas about who God is, and what His attributes are. Before answering, I must askwhat kind of God do you mean? Is He a wise old man with a flowing white beard, seatedon a glittering throne with angels fluttering about? Is He a She? A Queen Goddess perhaps? Does God have fits of anger, or doesHe get tired so He must rest one day a week? In my view these are all flawed conceptions of God. They’re anthropomorphications, i.e. projections of our own desires and experience. Needless to say, the claim thatJesus is theson of God is similarly flawed.Godmustbe understood as having unlimited powerandunlimitedknowledge;asthesourceof all thingscreatedincludingthe male and female forms of

life, time,andspace. How can we explain the ‘evolution’ of our universe? Mer all, evolutionpresupposes somekind of basicbuilding blockswith extensionin space,and time so that the myriad of possibilitiesmay play themselvesout.Toinvokesometypeof evolutionas the causeof our universe’sexistenceis clearly a deficientrecourseatthispoint.How does oneexplain theevolutionof auniverse with timeand spacefrom a precursorwithout thesequalities?Invoking an UltimateSourceat thispoint is eminentlysensible. Supposethough,for the sakeof argumentwe somehowhave a universewith spaceand timedimensions,is it thenjust aninevitability thattheuniverse will evolve into a more ordered structure. The physicistRogerPenrosein hisbook “The Emperor’s New Mind” addresses the likelihood of usgettinga universelike ours,givena randomone:“In order to producea universeresemblingtheone in which we

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win’s theory of evolution help? Sayingthat those molecular structures,or thosespeciesthat are the most well adapted to their environment are the ones that survivecontributesno information. To say the fittesthave survived is a statement of the obvious. Thatlife progressedfrom simplerlife formsto more complexonesis amply evidencedby fossilizedremains. This doesnot howeverprecludea designer.

On the contrary,it intensifiesthe necessity. An analogous ‘evolving’ inventionbyanengineermight be a ball bearingthatevolvesinto a wheel,theninto a tricycle, then a bicycle andfinally into a fourdoor North American family car,by interactingwith the environment. If we don’t takethe universefor granted,the designand executionof everythingaroundus (includingus)is truly aweinspiring. Thesourceof this tremendousfeatof creationwe maycall God. To conclude, when considering the issueof God, we shouldbe wary of settingup straw-gods, only to topplethembecauseof deficientand inconsistentdefinitions.

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just staying published in Canada and being very predictable. My Wells book comes out in Czech shortly. I have publishers in London, New York, Paris, Toronto, Prague and various other countries. I’m published in many different languages. I’m a professional writer. I’m not some Mediocrates who simply writes this banal predictable knee-jerk stuff over and over again. With Aesthete, the following is so large and so loyal, it’s just so different from those few establishment figures who like to criticize it or pretend they don’t read it when in fact they do. I think they’re rather scaredof it, I frighten a lot of people. There are some good writers in Canada, they tend to be the better known writers, but those in the middle had it very easy here for a very long time. They’re rather frightened by someone relatively new, relativeley young, who seems to be doing such a lot. What I’m doing in Aesthete is bursting bubbles. It’s rare for a letter to be written to The Globe undMai[saying ‘I love Michael Coren.’ It happens, every now and again, but generally they’re letters attacking me. But it’s the nature of the beast. However, when an almost embarassing number of people come up to me and say, ‘I just want to say how much I love your columns in The Globe, it’s so refreshing to read someone who’s writing so intelligently,’ I know I’m a better writer than most of the other columnists.


rank is the satirical Ottawa/Toronto magazine which takes a caustic but witty look inside Canadian politics. Although it saves most of its vitriol for Ottawa, it also pays a fair amount of attention to various provincial events which allow it to illuminate bureaucratic stupidity and the hypocrisy of Canada’s elite. Frunk’s mandate of exp’osing the guilty, provoking the greedy and mocking the powerful has been helped in no small part by Michael Coren. Over the past seven years, Coren has distinguished himself as one of the most intelligent and vicious writers working in Canada. His column Michael Coren !s Diary (originally written anonymously under the title of Aesthete) is consistently one of Frunk’s most scathing features. Although currently a resident of Canada, Coren was born in Essex, England in 1959. He received a degree in Politics from Nottingham University, and a degree in Joumalism from London University. While completing a biography of English poet, essayist and novelist G.K. Chesterton, Coren was invited to give a lecture at a gathering of Chestertonian scholars at St. Michael’s college at the University of Toronto. It was at this conference that Coren met his future wife, with whom he later settled down in Canada. Last month, Imprint had a chance to talk to Coren about the state of Canadian satire and his role as the pre-eminent thorn in the side of the Canadian establishment.

There’s a lot of mediocre, if not downright appalling columns in mainstream newspapers. Imprint is a student newspaper, but there are still better writers here than a lot of the writers I see in national papers like Michele Landsberg.

Just to begin, I’d like you to give me a brief description of the books that you’ve written.

My first one, I was about 24, was i%eatre Royal: 100 years of Strcrtford.There’s a theatre called the Theatre of Stratford East in London which is a very important theatre. Plays like “Oh What a Lovely War”and so on began there, a whole generation of actors including Michael Caine came from this place. It was really famous, and it was 100 years old, and I wrote the centenary book which was an interesting one to do because it was a lot of research and study. It was a very lucky break, you don’t normally write books when you’re that young. It was simply that there was a theatre critic, Jim Hiley who was asked to write the book, and he couldn’t at the time, and he said what about my young friend Michael Coren, and I got it. Many people could have written it. Then I wrote a book called T’.e Outsiders, and that was a book of a TV series for Channel 4. I wrote the TV series, with interviews with ten people, who in someway were outside of the system. One of the people we were going to have, Alan Clark, couldn’t make it. He’s the British politician who had an affair with a judge and her daughter. The interviews are with people like Salman Rushdie. This was about. . .1984-‘85. Then I wrote a biography of G.K. Chesterton, which I began in Britain and finished here. Then The Invisible Man.’ The Life and Liberties of H.G. Wells came out about a year and a half ago, then there’s a compilation of my Frank Diaries, which was called Aesthete: the FrankDiaries OfMichael Gwen.


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I’ve got a book coming out in October, which is my first young adult book, which is a biography of C.S. Lewis, published by Lester. I’m working on a major biography of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle which comes out next year, from Random House, and also I’m putting out a second volume of the Frank Diaries, because the first one did very well. I’m also doing a book caled Coren at Large which is a compilation of my columns in The Globe and Mail and&oh in Canada, and some other places. And I’ve got some other book contracts too which I can’t talk about too much right now. You’ve brought up Oscar Wilde a few times in your columns, and he brings up an interesting question. Although his primary downfall was the case with the Marquis of Queensberry, he also suffered because of the enemies he made because of his plays. Do you think that satirists have a difficult time in society because sometimes their criticism is a little too scathing?

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are confUsed by the kind of criticism I do. I’m not going to talk aboutFrunkmagazine, I write a column inFmnk, I’m not going to speak for them any more than I speak for The Globe and Mail -- that has to be the editor.

As far asI’m concerned, well we sold the entire print run of Aesthete, and it was a reissue of columns. You’d think that fans would have already read it, why would they buy it again, but we sold out. I can tell you that I am recognized by people, on average every day, who will come up to me and say ‘I love your work.’ It tends to be younger people, people in their twenties and thirties and from all areas of the political spectrum. It’s often very surprising how that works. There are some people in the establishment who would like to put me down, but not everyone. Moses Znaimer came to my book launch, which I think was a very generous thing for him to do. Pierre Berton came up to me at a party; these are very gracious people. There are some poeple who I’m sure hate me, like Michele Landsberg and Stephen Lewis. If they didn’t hate me, I’d be very disappointed. There are people like Morris Wolfe, who have been around for a long time in Canada, who have tried to keep this country small. They are people who are not published outside of Canada. There was a profile of me, not a very good one, in The Ryerson Review of Juurdism where they quoted both Robert Fulford and Rick Salutin (two Gkzbe and Mail writers) and I think that that’s a good example of trying to keep Canada small. There’s

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A perfect example of that kind of thing is Joey Slinger. Here’s a man who insists on writing about the day he couldn’t open the can of tuna, or the day the baby’s diaper exploded. Please give me a break. My cousin Alan Coren was editor of Fkzch, and Alan was doing this stuff infinitely. better with infinitely more style and intelligence 25 years ago -- it’s been done. Then you get these little buffoons like Joey Slinger writing this putrid crup time after time, and it’s not that Canadians want to read it, they’re given this and sothey thinkthat this is what humour is about. If you’re going to do that stuff, that’s very mannered in that way and very soft, make ~@.mzy. It can be done in a certain way, but thesepeople just can’t do it. I think people like that have really held the country back, in that common style of writing. There’s never been anything quite like Aesthete, and it really does divide. George Jonas wrote a very interesting piece in the Sun when the book came out saying how much he loved it, but he wondered how well it would do here. I mean, there are many influences on me, but one of the important ones of course is Auberon Waugh. People say, ‘Oh, Auberon wannabe,’ but it’s like when people sayFrank copies Private Eye... yeah. . .well. . . what’s the problem here? If you’re a young soccer player, you want to try and be like Gary Lineker or Franz Beckenbauer. 1just don’t get it, it’s not that you copy, it’s that you’re influenced by it.


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I’ve heard that Privufe Eye argument before, and I don’t think that it works because the nature of politics in Britain and in Canada is completely different. have ---. - a-_ House --- _.~ of Commons here, where instead of witty legal types who can hold an intelligent debate, you have people who dress like they’re about to hswr! a rnund of pelf. Thev’re idiots who really shouldn’t be in Parliakent at all. I wrote a column about George Woodcock recently which made a very intelligent, well-structured argument about the man’s call for pacifism and desertion during the \JPC *WV) nf va cn11rw. -VI*se-.




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seem to be a uo~ular techniaue of the left. I’ve seen it hany times, lwhere anyone who attacks ferninism, environmentalism etc. is usually considered a neanderthal.

It can be extremely interesting. There should be a book written on this whole campaign to give homosexuals money when their partners have a cold. 1 get into my office about five thirty, and at six o’clock Metru hforning comes on, which it’s such bad iournalism. . ---_-- is-- annalline. -.rz It’s so incredibly”;endentious 0; this issue. Basically, everyone supporting the bill is enlightened, and everyone who opposes it is a nazi. It’s incredibly one- sided. What I find interesting about those who support the bill is that they say things like ‘we must stop the bigot’ and these people argue it in such a nasty way. The archbishop of Toronto put out a very intelligent well-argued letter, a very moderate letter, against the bill. Suddenly he’s called every name under the sun. On the other hand, homosexual groups spray paint the offices of MPPs who oppose them, threaten violence, demonstrate and they’re called enlightened. It does pain me, that people can’t talk intelligently ally look at the arguments behind ;

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“. opinions if you want, but 1 don’t think you I should be expressing them in this way.’ Then you could see the way the rest of the staff a

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question, I have been attacked inFrank-it’s unfair at times,,and they’ve printed letters that were anonymous that were obviously made up by enemies, and that has annoyed me, but you take it in stride. There are always people who scream ‘Oh, I’ve been metioned in Frank, I have to go and see my therapist,’ but like--, -tnuph - - - --it’s - --_- ---- -luck. _.- --. It’simprovedthecountry,ofienit’svery, very funny. They print things that other journalists should be writing about, but you have very



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any of us have had some exposure to the controversy surrounding the issue of political correctness. It has been shown that sometimes political correctness tends to worsen scenarios that it is trying to prevent, simply because it is often a matter of a difference of opinion. The question about political correctness is not only whether it’s good or bad, but also it is also a question of definition: what, exactly is this idea of political correctness anyway? Political correctness in language attempts to correct people’s speech, hopefully in an effort towards ending racism, sexism etc. Many believe that it is an ideal way of fighting racism and sexism “...and classism and elitism and ageism and ableism and whatever other “ism” pops up,” says Michael Oricchio in his article entitled “Authors raise political correctness to a fine and tinny art” in the 1992 July 11 issue of the Calgary Herald.

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However, it is often the case that no matter what your definition of political correctness, it ends up separating people instead of keeping them together working towards a, common goal. The idea of political correctness seems like a rather simple, yet well intentioned way of protecting people against any offensive and demeaning language and actions that are used by individuals. The idea itself is good enough to be praised by all, yet what has come out of it is somewhat disturbing. The people that political correctness was to protect seem to have become overly sensitive over almost any statement that can in any way be interpreted to be racist, sexist etc. Rush Limabaugh, a Republican journalist, often touches upon this sensitive issue in his talk show. On one of his shows, he discussed vegetarians and their belief in excluding all meat and fish from their diet. He then got a plate of beef and casually began eating. He admitted he was being rude, because he was eating on national television, but not because he was eating meat. His point was that vegetarians have the right, just like anyone else, to decide for themselves their individual rights and wrongs, and what they will or will not do, but they do not have the right to treat those who choose to eat meat as enemies and impose their convictions upon them. Many vegetarians are dedicated supporters of the first arnendment, as long as they are the ones that speak their minds about not eating meat, but as soon as someone argues and tries to declare other views, suddenly freedom of speech becomes only a side issue. When personalities with power talk, there is definitely a battle over the freedom of speech and expression, but what happens to those with less power? The first question that needs to be asked is “what are words used for?” In his book The Language of 0ppresston, Haig Bosmajian states that “the importance, significance and ramifications of naming and defining people cannot be overemphasized.” To be unnamed is to be unknown, to have no identity. A person who does not have a name, a title, or any identity which makes him stand ouf, cannot get lost in a crowd and then expect to be found, others might not even know he’s gone. A name will help others familiarize themselves with a look, a personality, a unique being among many in a crowd. The power which comes From names and naming is related directly to the power to define others--individuals, races, sexes, ethnic groups. Yet with all the advantages of definitions and identities, there are also disadvantages, ones that could in fact cause great harm. The word “define” comes from LatindefiG&, meaning to limit; through definition we restrict, we set Dountirit=s, we name. We need to keep in mind that our identities, who and what we are and how others see us are greatly affected by the names we

use. The names, labels and phrases employed to “identify” a people may in the end determine their survival. Over fifty years ago, during the second World War, the labels Jude, Pole and [Gypsy] came to mean “two-legged lice,” “putrid vermin,” which good Aryans must squash,asa Nazi party manual said, “like roaches on a dirty wall.” Another negative example is the phrase “Final Solution,” enduitige losung, which came to signify the death of six million human beings in gas chambers. Using such actually offensive words as “two-legged lice,” or “nigger” for instance, is definitely wrong, because it is usually expressed in a demeaning manner. The word itself would not be harmful, nor taken the wrong way if people would use a proper tone of voice and not imply their own superiority. Language doesn’t contain bad words, until people start giving them different and often crude meanings. The beauty of language and speech is that people are able to express how they feel and be understood. Problems arise only when it is decided to put others down when anger, resentment, or just a bad mood strikes. What words are used can sometimes not matter; for instance if it was said that “niggers are thieves,” or “African-Americans are thieves,” which would be more offensive?? Obviously the idea behind those words counts, and the idea is exactly the same in both statements as well as the offense intended. Words are simply a means of communication, and it is the message behind

them that matters, not the actual words. It is quite possible to offend someone to tears using the most politically correct language when the central idea is understood. Nat Hentoff is an author of many articles and books, known for his widely praised work on civil liberties and rights. In his book Free Speech For Me, But Nut For Thee, he presents endless cases and examples of “appalling assaults on expression not only by traditional opponents on the political right-those offended by what they consider obscene or radical or otherwise taboo, but also from the left, radical feminists calling for the suppression of pornography, members ofminorities banning language they consider psychologically damaging, and various other proponents of so-called political correctness.” One such case is the efforts to deprive students of Mark Twain’s “racist” book Huckleberry Finn from schools, because of the use of the word “nigger.” Black administrator John Wallace states, “It’s books like Huckleberry Finn that are screwing up black children-books that make black children feel bad about themselves. How can a black child, reading that racist trash, be proud of being black?”

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1. We believe that institutionalized discrimination against womyn exists in our society. 2. We advocate equal opport-unity for womyn in all aspeck of life. 3. We recognize that, in order to be able to support womyn in fulfilling their potential, it is necessary to work against discrimination. Thus, we demand our right to reproductive choice, our right to live without discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, sexual orientation, socio-economic class, age or physical or mental ability. 4. We value the strength and power which can be realized through recognizing our diversities and working together collectively. 5. Our immediate objectives include: a. to foster

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n my first term at UW (1990) I signed up for Introductory So ciology. I took it at one of the Church Colleges and my class had about thirty or forty students, almost all of which were women. In the middle of the term we had a guest lecturer, the author‘ of our textbook. His presentation had to do with “women and their changing role in society.” At that time I had a fairly limited understanding

of feminism, but knew enough about myself and society to be quite offended by both the form and the content of his lecture, He began by putting a list of ten statistics on an overhead. The first nine had to do with things like the rapidly increasing rate of divorce, reported numbers of “latch key” kids, teenage pregnancy, kids and drug/alcohol abtise, in other words they had to do with the “disintegration of family life in contemporary society.” The last statistic on his overhead indicated the

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and first great increase in the number of women receiving higher education in this same contemporary society where, as the other threatening statistics proved, everything was in a shambles. The idea, I guess, was to show that there is a relationship between women being educated and the breakdown of the family. Whatever the intentions of the lecturer were, the understanding that our first year class came away with was that women’s liberation was dangerous to the smooth functioning of society. After his stats gimmick, he proceeded to go around the class (he had asked everyone to move their desks to form a circle before the lecture began) and ask everyone whether or not she considered herself a feminist and why or why not. I, and about three other women said yes. Everyone else said no. It surprised me that being a feminist made me part of the minority in a first year university class that was almost entirely female. Given that without the feminist movement none of us would even be allowed to attend University, it seemed at best ungratefi.L Given that in the lecture the education of women had just been blamed for the demise of social order, I would have thought that women being educatedmight ally themselves with the feminist movement which challenges such archaic notions as “women’s place is in the home.”


However, given that the lecture I just described passesfor education in this society, I guess I should not have been so shocked. Nobody mentioned that divorce rates might have something to do with the way men treat women. Nobody mentioned that there is no good reason why the raising of children should be the responsibility only of women. Nobody mentioned that the ideal of the family with male breadwinner and female housewife and mother has never been a universal phenomenon, .and in Western societies where this ideal is put forward as one of our “social norms,” large numbers of working class or poor women have always worked outside the home and they have always been single mothers. Early feminists did a lot to change our ideas about women and worked for social changes that would give women choices, including the right to birth control, abortion and education. However, the fact that women are still largely responsible for childcare and housework, are still subject to male violence at home and in the streets and

are harassed or discriminated against at work or at school are just a few of the indicators that there is still a need for women to ally themselves with feminism and work towards social transformation. The goal of the feminist movement is to work towards ending the oppression of all women. In recent


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had to deal with the fact that it initially overlooked the importance of race, class and sexual preference

as contributing to oppression. Also, the understanding of the exploitation of women in the “third world” by both capitalism and men, has changed feminism. The feminist movement is no longer about simple equality rights which have served the interests of only white and middle or upper class women. Feminism today is about understanding that social structures have to be transformed, not simply modified to include some women. Being a feminist means looking at your life: at the relationships in your family, with men and with other women and seeing that a lot of our customary ways of interacting are oppressive to women. It can also mean having to look outside your own life and seeing how others suffer from oppression due to gender, race, class and sexual preference. To call yourself a feminist requires you to defend ideas about social justice that are unpopular in a society where individual self-interest is valued more than personal integrity or caring for others. However, having a feminist understanding of the world can free you from a lot of socially imposed limitations and can give you the satisfaction of workings towards change that will free yourself and others.





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Baker explained what Mark Twain was saying in the Times on April 14, 1982: “The people they encounter are drunkards, murderers, bullies, swindlers, lynchers, thieves, liars, frauds, child abusers, numbskulls, hypocrites, windbags and traders in human flesh. All are white. The one man of honor in this phantasmagoria is black Jim, the runaway slave. ‘Nigger Jim,’ as Twain called him to emphasize the irony of a society in which the only true gentleman was held beneath contempt.” Over the years since it has been published in 1884, the book has been banned from many libraries, but the initial reasons were that Huck had to lie his way out of danger, and steal, if only to stay alive, and his grammar was terrible. So was everybody else’s in the book. An editorial in the Springfield Republican, said that “Mr. Clemens indulges in ‘a gross trifling with every fme feeling.. .he has no reliable sense of propriety.’ And his ‘moral level is low.“’ However, the direction of the attacks on Huckleberry Finn changed. From the 1950’s on, mostly black parents have concentrated on the 160 appearances of “nigger” in the book, calling it “morally insensitive,” and “destructive to black humanity.” Is political correctness the ultimate solution to end racism and sexism? It is impossible to demolish hatred in the world by creating a new vocabulary, even if some people do decide to learn it. In order to end racism and


sexism, people’s emotions need to be controlled, and that is impossible. Words themselves are value-free, changing words won’t change people’s minds. Anyone who thinks they are solving something through political correctness needs to understand that it is only an ideal. Political correctness will not end racism or sexism or anything else. It only causes more tiry, because people don’t agree and will never completely agree on anything. Even if they do come to some sort of compromise they will have many restrictions on how to carry out their resolutions. Either way people are different and as long as they have hate inside of them, nothing will end racism or sexism. Many people believe that political correctness is going to solve a lot of problems, such as racism, or sexism by inclusive language, the banning of books, or silencing people that cause too much trouble, by simply restricting the freedom of speech and expression, yet the currently existing problems will only be put aside, and new and pettier ones will be the focus of society. Does our society need more problems? After all, a black table will always remain black--or green or blue or yellow or red, its initial in any case--no matter who will sit at that table or whether the light in the room will be turned on or off. That same table of its initial colour, could only be of a different coulour to a daltonian, but that’s another issue. Margaret Szepietowska is a co-up student from St. Mary’s high school in Kitchener


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regular season. The final game topped off an unusual up and down season for Urosevic as he lead the ast season was a heartteam to victory. wrenching roller coaster ride With an 8-6 record the Warrifor Waterloo’s Basketball ors captured third place in the Warriors. OUAA West. It also gave them The team entered the home court advantage season on a high with superagainst Guelph in a sudden The 1993i94 Warrior Regular Season star Sean VanKoughnett death quarter final. The winResults back from a stint with our ner moving on to the Wild National team and The West Shootout at Copps Waterloo 74 Lakehead 84 World University games. Coliseum. Waterloo 74 Lakehcad 79 Also returning were OUAA The Warriors played with Brock 89 Waterloo 68 All-Star guard Alex extreme intensity but in the Waterloo 99 Windsor 76 Urosevic and feisty Mike end Guelph eliminated WaMcMaster 90 Waterloo 6I Duarte, who took the previterloo 79-7 1. Waterloo 114 Brock 90 ous season off. Urosevic scored 21 points Laurier 71 Waterloo 92 Despite many key addialong with VanKoughnett Waterloo 75 Western 78 tions to the team, the War+ and Duarte and was also the Waterloo 92 Windsor 89 ors stumbled into the regular Warriors defensive McMaster 82 Waterloo 72 seasonlosing their first three sparkplug with 14 rebounds. Guelph 79 Waterloo 83 games before winning Fouling out in his last career Waterloo 80 Eaurier 77 against Windsor. game as a Warrior seemed Waterloo 95 Western 69 In spite of the lossesthe strangely appropriate for Waterloo 77 Guelph 64 team was putting up good Urosevic. Throughout a hot numbers and it appeared it and cold season, Urosevic was just a matter of time always battled it out to the before they got hot. end. The turning point in the season on to score 20 or more points in his Despite the sixth place finish, came asthe Warriors crushed Brock next four games. it was a successful season for the The team continued its sur- Warriors as they reached the 114-90. Duarte’s energy and intensity seemed to spark the team as prising turnaround going unde- playoffs for the first time in three Urosevic scored 28 points and Van- feated in the last three games of the years.


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rustration and mental errors plagued Waterloo’s Football Warriors as they went 3- 4, missing the playoffs for the second consecutive year. In their first game of the season Waterloo met the top ranked Toronto Varsity Blues. The 22-3 loss was deceiving because most of Waterloo’s offensive momentum was eliminated by penalties and mental mistakes. A 22-5 win in their second game was disappointing as they lost tailback Mike Son with a season ending knee injury. Son was doing well in the game rushing for I 16 yards on 12 carries before getting hurt. Against

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Warriors dominated most of the game but could not hang on as they lost 26-22. Both sides of the ball posted good numbers in the game. Mike Mallot went 1I5 yards on 18 carries and had four receptions for

85 yards. Quarterback SteveBennet went 11 for 2 1with 230 yards as the offence collected a total of 430 yards. Defensive end Brad Harris also had a good day with 11 tackles and four quarterback rushes. In a 15-7 win over McMaster, Waterloo played classic Warrior football, having a 100 yard rusher and less than 10 passing attempts. Mallot continued to be the workhorse as he carried the ball 2 1 times for 106 yards. A comeback against Guelph fell short in the next game asWaterloo lost 26-24. The Warriors came back forma 23-4 deficit to go ahead 24-23 before giving up the late score. Bennet threw 13 of 22 for a career high 3 18 yards while Mallot had 67 yards on 14 carries and three receptions for 52 yards. Sowing




the last five minutes of their next game gave the Warriors a major upset against the National ranked Laurier Golden Hawks, 43 -3 5. Mallot rushed for 220 yards on 22 carries and two touchdowns.

Bennet was 11 for 20 with 2 15 yards asthe offense put up a total of 493 yards. An 1I-4 loss to Windsor ended the season for the Warriors, They had solid defense and put up great numbers but once again major penalties and mental errors gave the game to Windsor. Mallot had 205 yards on 20 rushes earning him a second team All-Canadian award and his second consecutive 200 yard game. Despite the 3-4 record, Waterloo had one of the best offensive seasons in team history. Eleven players were named to the OUAA All-Star team, more than any other university. Mallot who was picked up by the Ottawa Roughriders in the CFL draft in the spring, cdlected 852 jtards in seven games, fnr

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The biggest surprise this season was Quarterback Steve Bennet who matured into a solid pocket passer, a spot in which he did not look very comfortable before the season.

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OW Ski Club readv for coming winter by Kevin Lauckner special to Imprint


he University of Waterloo Ski Club will be holding its first meeting on Wednesday, November 2nd, at 5:00 p-m., in MC 2066 for members to join. The ski Club welcomes skiers and snowboarders of all calibre. A lot of work has gone into the club over the summer to bring you more for the same low price of $35 ($30 at the meeting on November 2nd and Campus Ret signup day September 15th). In addition to the first meeting we will be signing up members at the Campus Ret signup day on Thursday September 15th from 4-8 p.m. The Ski Club has had the same price for over four years while constantly expanding the “perks” that you receive. Here is a preview of some of some of the things you can expect when you sign up for the season. Free skiing at Chicoppe for the entire 1994\95 season. Chicopee now allows snowboarding! ! Cheap, Cheap day trips to Blue Mtn. (Collingwood), Bristle Mtn.,N.Y. plus many more. An introductory first ski trip to Blue Mtn. on January 6, 1995 for $25 which includes return transportation from the University by a

Luxury coach, plus a full day’s lift ticket. Free hot waxing all season. Free Ski Club t-shirt with a cool logo. Free use of two snowboards for Ski Club members new to the sport. Chance to win a trip to Montreal over New Year’s. Trips to Mont. Ste. Anne and Mont Tremblant, Quebec over New Year’s. These are only some of the advantages you will receive when you join the Waterloo Ski Club. The weekly day trips will begin on Friday, January 6th and will continue to run every Friday from then on. With enough demand the Ski Club can run night skiing trips which are even cheaper than day trips (maybe some apres ski). Overnight trips are a possibility as well. Come out to the meeting on November 2nd or the Campus Ret signup day on September 15 and give the executive some suggestions on how they can serve you better. Make this year a blast and join the UWSC because as they say “membership has its privileges”! ! Don’t forget to bring your student card to the meeting or the Campus Ret signup! Students interested in becoming an executive can phone Kevin Lauckner at 725-9789

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tarting Sept. I, 1994, students will have one less card to carry around in their already exploding wallets. Registered students will now be admitted to UW regular season inter-university games simply by showing their valid student card at the gate. This change eliminates the previously used and often lost or misplaced gold seasOn’s ticket that was handed out with your term sticker at the beginning of each term. The Athletics Department has implemented this change for you in an effort to make it easier for all students to come on out to watch the dynamic

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s Wally Delahey nears the end of a 30-year career at the University of Waterloo’s athletics department, he remains enthusiastic about its ability to respond to change, including the role of women in sport and multiculturalism. He officially retires Sept. 1, but he’s already relinquished most of his duties as director of athletics to Judy McCrae. An alumnus of the University of Western Ontario, Delahey taught and coached high school football in suburban Toronto for a couple of years, moving to Kitchener in 1960. He continued his teaching and coaching at Kitchener Collegiate Institute for four years, then joined Carl Totzke, athletics director at UW, in the fall of 1964. By the fall of ‘65 he’d severed his high school connection. In 1989, he succeeded Totzke as director. Delahey feels that when he became director, there was a clear need for new ideas.“It was time for a second generation to start to emerge,” he says. “The sport and exercise mosaic in this country has been changing rapidly. If recreationists are to keep in touch with the changing climate and develop programs that will meet changing needs satisfactorily,” Delahey says, “they must be aware of the implications of a variety of phenomena - the women’s movement and the new ethnic mix of our population among them. You have to do your research to find out what is going on, then make sure you’re on top of it.” Working on campus in the late ’60s was exciting, Delahey recalls, and he still has not lost one whit of his enthusiasm for UW. “It’s just a great institution,” he insists. “I don’t think people say that often enough. I’m a believer! I’m still impressed by how much we’ve done, how much we continue to do, and how well we do it. There is no question that today, Waterloo’s reputation is great right across Canada, and beyond.” He suggests that perhaps cooperative education, so new and so revolutionary at the time, attracted people who were unusually openminded, creative, venturesome, and this has had an impact on the institution ever since.

He recalls that when he began in UW’s then-bachelor of physical education program, it was quartered in Seagram Stadium, now part of Wilfrid Laurier University. “The stadium was avery lively place in those days,” he says. “We had a gym, and faculty offices. There was great camaraderie that . continues to this day; I’m still good friends with many former students. In fact, I remember them so clearly it doesn’t seem possible that 30 years have gone by. We socialized with the students we taught.” He notes that while other campuses have slashed participation in interuniversity competition drastically in recent years, sometimes to

as few as four or five sports, UW still runs 3 1 programs - 16 for males and 15 for females. The university’s intramural sports and recreation programs have always enjoyed active and widespread participation. Delahey has received the Phil Loosemore Award for administrative excellence, the highest available from the Ontario Universities Athletic Association. He has served two years as Ontario University Athletic Association president and four years as vice-president of the Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union. He also represented Canada and the CIAU as the assistant chef de mission to the World Student Games in 1987 in Yugoslavia and as the chef de mission in 199 1 to the student games in Sheffield, England.

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