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he people have spoken (at least 19% of them have), and the ballots have been

asked ing this,” said Pak. The landslide victory Pak had in Math (her faculty) certainly didn’t hurt, with Pak taking 176 votes and her nearest competitor gathering a mere 52.

for etry, Science, Arts, Math, Engineering, Co-op, and the advanced polls. Bilicic actually won just two of these (Math and Co-op), and placed third in five of these categories. One of these was


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Vice-President Operations and Finance: Mike Suska The decision was announced at approximately 10:OO p.m. on Wednesday night atthe Bombshelter. Originally scheduled to be announced at 9 p.m., there was a delay because the VPUA posiThe secret tion required a recount due to the small number of ballots separating Bilicic and Patrick Boydell, the runner up. Jane Pak was very surprised at the result that placed her at the top, with a clear 36% more votes than the presidential runner-up, Jeff Zavitz (868 votes to 638 votes). “I really wasn’t expect-


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ndargraduate students now have some choice in where to get their national representation. The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) has finally compl.eted its constitution and is gearing up to start lobbying the federal government on behalf of its fifteen founding members, universities from British Columbia to Prince Edward Island. Paul Estabrooks is the new Interim National Director. Currently president of the University of New Brunswick’s Student Union, Estabrooks will serve until the end of May, at which time a General Meeting of CASA members will be held. The idea for CASA has been around for a long time, perhaps according to seven years, Estabrooks, but only really started to come together about three years ago, when more

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Rose Bilicic, one of Pak’s runningmates, took the position of Vice-President University Affairs. In the race that caused a recount, Bilicic won by a mere 15 votes over Boydell (792 votes to 777 votes). The results were broken down into Renison, St. Jerome’s, ES/IS, AHS, Optom-

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ES/IS, where she got 47 votes. Karin Zvanitajs pulled in 168 votes in that faculty. Despite the narrow margin of victory (or perhaps becauseof it), Bilicic showed that she was feeling good, saying “I’m gonna drink all night and then I’m going to have sex. Then I’m gonna


a new national student organization,” say UW’s President of the Federation of Students, Steve Codrington, adding that UW has been involved with the project for about three years. Before CASA, the only national undergraduate representation was from the CFS. However, there was some dissatisfaction with the CFS’s lack of focus, as they dealt with issues such as


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provide student representation on federal and interprovincial issues to the federal government and other agencies focussing primarily on undergraduate university issues.” Estabrooks explained the

work real hard!” Mike Suska, who ran with Boydell and Shane Balcom (who came in 4th out of 5 in the presidential race), came out on top in the Vice-President Operations and Finance race by the same 36% margin as Pak, with 832 votes compared to the 609 votes the runner-up Roshan Pinto received. Despite last-place finishes with the Co-op voters and in Optometry (where he received 1 vote), Suska came a strong first in Arts and especially in AHS, where he took 187 votes out of a total of 277 ballots cast. In his element al the Bomber (where he works), Suska answered the question ‘Whzt are you going to do now?’ with “I’m gonna get fuckin’ drunk, then I don’t know.” Though voter turnout was higher this year than last year (by 2%), the large number of candidates meant that the winners were elected by an even smaller percentage of the student population. The votes that the winners continued


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desires ofthe founding universities to have this focus. “We thought we needed a medium (to address the government). The CFS wasn’t that medium.” They also have the option to “liaise wherever feasible with graduate, college, and professional student organizations withincanada, andbeyond, with the objective of strengthening representation of member asso-

A new national organization to represent undergraduates. Waterloo is a founding member, whaling, abortion, and the plight of women in the former Yugoslavia, instead of concentrating on student issues. CASA has decided to be entirely focused on student issues, specifically addressing their


ciations,” and they pledge “to work towards achievmg the highest levels of quality and accessibility throughout the Canadian post-secondary education system.”

CASA’s founding members debated a lot of issues before fuxhzing the constitution. Other than the focus of the organization, Bilingualism, intellectual property and membership were all discussed,

On the bilingual issue,it was decided that all meetings would

be conducted in both official languages, but that information provided to specific schools could be provided in the language of that school’s choice, so as to eliminate the costs of producing everything twice, while not excluding schools that operate in French. Currently though, there is little demand for French. The only school with any significant French population in CASA is the University of Ottawa, and only one member is located in Quebec; McGill, which is primarily english. CASA has already made attempts to stir up more interest in itself in Quebec but with little success. Currently, many universities in that province are dealing

with separatist issues,and so are not presently interested in a national organization. The final budget has not been set, so the exact cost to the Federation of Students has not been determined, though President Codrington expects a figure of approximately $15,000 annually. However, this money will pro@ ably come out of the federation budget, and students will not have

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received represent about 6% of the students at UW, compared to about 10% last year. The final breakdown For president: Jane.Pak Jeff Zavitz David Drewe Shane Balcom Aaron Broome

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he Ontario University Stu dent Alliance (OUSA) now represents the University of Waterloo student body with its direct consent. The referendum that was held this week on whether or not to maintain OUSA as the provin. cial voice for the UW student body won with a 42% margin. Sixty-seven percent of the students who voted were in favour of OUSA, while 25% did not want to continue with OUSA. Only 18% of the eligible students voted. No one was surprised by the outcome of the referendum. Even Brian Smyth, organizer of the last minute NO campaign admitted that he expected the YES side to win. “All things considered, I think it could have gone the other way if we had started [campaignstated Smyth. “We ing] earlier,” didn’t have area1 campaign, we just put up posters for one day.” He added that there was not nearly as much information available for the NO side.

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ter science, who is a member of UW’s Institute for Computer Research. His simple definition ofconcurrent programming: permitting the computer to do many things at once. “When we start asking our computers to do such increasingly difficult things as recognize spoken words, in real time, translate from a foreign language in-

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of the largest organizations in the province. Uncovering a large, rarely tapped job market, this guide is focused on helping students become better prepared for their j ob search, especially by giving job-seekers an understanding of what companies look for in a potential candidate. The Guide is published by The Student Employment Netwdrk, a company operated by students and recent graduates who are concerned with the high unemployment rates for students. Even in today’s ‘information age’, there exists a large communication gap between what students expect and what companies arc willing to offer. The 1995 Guide attempts to remedy this with precise information, provided by the companies themselves, on exactly what is out there. The Guide offers profiles of over 200 companies with each profile offering a brief description of the company, the academic fields students are most likely to be hired from, what skills the company is looking for in a new employee, potential positions that a student

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v---- r---‘-‘-J “’ “= these short cuts tu get to and fro6 school every day. The city can not ignore this; a safety audit would give students the chance to show the city which unrecognized paths are high traffic areas. Another topic of discussion was how to make Waterloo residents habitually look out for students. A few options were considered which resembled tvnes of safe house/ watch





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The city is looking for ways to co-operate with the universities to try to mak ,e the city of Waterloo safe for students. Currently, the committee is considering the possibility of holding an off-campus safety audit. The city needs to realize that even though they do not recognize cerM

Four were never members of the organization. Campaigns to reopen the case gained momentum throughout the 1980’s, with human rights groups such as Amnesty International expressing deep concern about the case. The convictions of the Guildford Four were finally quashed in October 1989 by the English Court of Appeal following new evidence

ther developed or implemented. It does have the potential to become a way for the residents of Waterloo and UW students to work together towards a healthy and safe community for every&e. if you have any ideas or comments iegarding student safety off campus, please contact: Julie Cole, Vice-President, University Affairs at ext. 3780 or e-mail: fedvpuaawatserv 1

along with six members or friends ofthe Maguire family by detectives investigating the Guildford and Woolwich bombings. This group, known, as the Maguire Seven, was convicted in 1974 of possessing and handling explosives on the basis of forensic evidence and sentented to between five and fourteen years. Like the Guildford Four, the Maguire Seven protested their innocence. Guiseppe Conlon died in prison

They alleged that during interrogation they had been ill-treated, threatened with violence and deprived of sleep and food. They were denied access to kwyers. suggesting police officers had fabricated confessions, After their release it was alleged that evidence pointing to the innocence of the Guildford Four had been available at the time of their trial in 1975 and had never been given to defence lawyers. The most startling evidence was confirmation that alibi evidence for Conlon had been in the possession of three prosecution lawyers. They were responsible for advising the Director of Public Prosecutions

whtch statements shoulcl be given to the defence. This evidence was discovered in 1989 by an internal police inquiry. In a related case, Conlon’s father Guiseppe Conlon was arrested

in 1980. In the wake of the release of the Guildford Four, the convictions against the Maguire Seven were

overturned English

by the

Court of Ap-

peal in 1991.



WPIRG 1995 Annual General Meeting for the purpose of electing the Board of Directors, considering constitutional amendments, and reporting on the activities of the previous fiscal year will take place on Monday, 13 March 1995,5:30pmat the Weaver’s Arms, WCRI, 268 Phillip Street. A light dinner will be served first (RSVP). AGM business and elections commence at 6:30pm. Proposed constitutional amendments are available in the office. To vote, you must be a paid-up member. Nominations for the Board of IXrectors open 9am February27,1995 and close 5pm March 6,1995. All paid-up members qualify. Pick up a nomination form at the WPIRG office.



Friday, February 17,1995


Thev came, thev taZke4, thev wrote

Presidential committee wants input Progress Report from the Presidential Commission 0n Xnstitutional Planning, February 1, 1995 [Editor’s note: the text has been edited for brevily. The fuU text is muilable frnm the Commissl’un.]

In light of the quickening pace and unsettling nature of change in the academic environment, the President appointed the Commission “to re-examine our ends and means as a university.” The objective is a new plan for institutional development. 1.1 Terms of Reference from the Pmsiden t The Commission will produce periodic reports for Senate Long Range Planning Committee and for the greater university community. The Commission will produce a comprehensive Draft Plan for institutional development at UW, The Commission will subsequently revise the Draft Plan and then present it to the Senate Long Range Planning Committee for review. 1.2 Membership of the Cummission on rnstitutiuna1

PhIZing The President invited suggestions regarding membership from a variety of groups, including the Senate Long Range Planning Committee, student and employee associations, the executive of the National Alumni Council, and the Executive Council. The fourteen members include faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students, and an alumna. 1.3 Progress

to date

The Commission has met weekly since September 1994 to discuss issues rclcvant to the University’s future. We examined earlier University of Waterloo plans and plans from other universities, and met with representatives of the University of Guelph and the KitchenerWaterloo Hospital to learn from their experiences. We asked the community to comment on the university mission statement, present in the 1987 report Planning for the Fourth Decade.

2.1 A Participatory and Consultative Process The Commission wishes to encourage participation and consultation with individuals and groups, review other UW planning initiatives and reports, and those who influence, or are influencedby UW activities, such as alumnae, other institutions, and employers. 2.2 An Iterative Process We intend the planning process to stimulate creative and innovative responses, which may result in conflicting suggestions. We wish to mwe

in order opinions


an iterative


to acknowledge diverse in final documents.

2.3 Communication The Commission will communicate

regularly in campus media (Imprint, Gazette, UWinfi) and through liaison with working groups and committees. Direct submissions can be made at any time to any member of the Commission. 2.4 Upemess and Confidentiality Our goal is an open and inclusive process. Working group reports to the Commission will be made public with the Commission’s Draft Plan. Individual wishes to speak to the Commission or its working groups in confidence will be respected. 2.5 Accountability The Commission was appointed by and is accountable to the President. Proposals developed by the Commission will require approval through established decisionmaking bodies.

and Strategy Iden tiflca tion Before developing a Draft Plan, we need to identify opportunities and threats to be faced at the University.

the University. Early in 1996, we hope to present a revised institutional plan to the Senate Long Range Planning Committee for review before submission to the Senate and the Board of Governors.

This group will report on distance education, professional development and upgrading courses, noncredit activity, and special part- time programs.

This group will look at the strengths and weaknesses of co-operative education. It will also look at job placements, co-op and academic conflicts, resource management, possible expansions, computerization, and external competition.

agreements, co-operation

funding, support, withotheruniversities.


This group will look at undergraduate teaching, including course delivery formats, technology issues, curriculum, resource sharing, hiring practices, and students.

This group will look at issues related to research and graduate studies, including foreign student issues, funding, demographic trends, teacher training, intellectual property rights, ethics in research and supervision, faculty evaluation, part-time studies, research infrastructure, and resources.

3.1 Issue

3.2 Working Groups We are establishing small working groups to conduct an analysis ofthe strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats for specific areas of the University. Working groups will consult extensively with those involved and develop recommendations for a vision for the area in five’to ten years. Final reports will be submitted to the Commission by May 1995,

This group looks at the university’s international activities, including organization, curriculum, exchange

If you are interested in helping out or providing information, the following people can direct you. All consultations are private and confidential.

Five working groups have been established: 0 co-operative education Cl continuing education 0 undergraduate teaching and learning D research and graduate studies D international connections Other working groups may be established to investigate the following themes: 0 quality of life and human resources Cl deployment of computer technology Cl governance Cl support services 0 physical resources 0 external partnerships 3.3 Other Consult&m Individuals and groups may aid working groups by offering their insights on the issues being considered. We also invite any member of the University to convey their suggestions and comments on the planning process itself. 3.4 Timetable for Future Activities Five working groups are established, and more will be defined in February. The working groups will report to the Commission by May. We will then write a final report defining our mission and vision for the future, recommending strategies for achieving goals, and suggesting indicators for measuring our progress. In the Fall a Draft Plan will be distributed and discussed in



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complete text of the report is available on UWinfo, along the names of all members of Working Group.

“The basis of our governments being tht opinion ofthe people, the very first objet, should be to keep that right; and were il left to me to decide whether we shoulc have government without newspapers 01 newspapers without government, I should not hesitate to prefer the latter.”


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fter the initial high of winning an election is over, facing one’s future job can be a daunting and intimidating prospect. Many of the Federation of Students candidates expressed an utterly overwhelming sense of relief after the campaigning period was over. Now, three of them have a year of difficult and demanding work ahead of them. The stress they have experienced over the last few weeks will be nothing compared to the year of decision-making and leadership that will soon be thrust upon them. Jane, Mike and Rose will learn a valuable lesson over the next twelve months. They will learn the difference between theory and practice. All three will learn that one’s ideals, no matter how strongly they are held, no matter how strongly one bclieves in them, can and will be compromised in the coming year. Time constraints, university bureaucracy, differences of opinion, timeconsuming meetings and bull-headed student council members will conspire to suck up all of the time and all of the funds that this new executive can get their hands on. This is not to say that the PakSuska-Bilicic team won’t be able to do a good job. This is simply to say that they will have a formidable learning curve to climb before they know the ropes well enough to enact any of their plans. Should anyone doubt this, simply take a look at our current premier Bob Rae. His party was elected on a platform of change - of radical change. Today, both labour and environmental groups have publicly abandoned him, and he sits as low in the polls as is politically possible. This is partly his fault, and partly the fault of the grqups that supported him. It was impossibIe for him to have succeeded on his platform harsh economic realities are impossible to predict, and because he believed in his policies too much. Politics is the art of compromise. There are as many ways of doing something “right” as there are free-thinking individuals. One must try never to commit to a specific well-detailed set of plans, since by the time they have gone through the wringer of review committees, budget analysts and the usual naysayers, the resulting project may bear only a passing resemblance to the initial ideal. While it may be true that the Federation of Students don’t have to deal with anywhere near the same stress levels of a provincial or federal politician, the frustration exists all the same. As painful as all of this may seem, it is a very, very valuable lesson to learn, and many people (known as “idiots”) fail to grasp this concept. Is this to say that politics is an inherently amoral profession? Well... as much as it pains me to say this, no. There are many politicians whom I admire, but it is not so much their personal beliefs which I respect, but rather their approach to solving the problems that they face. As cliched as this may sound, keeping true to your ideals has to do with how you face your problems, not what specific plans you come up wilh. From job to job and task to task, one’s schemes will change; hopefully, the ideals that guide those plans wil1 not. your plans are guided by what you believe in.

ReadingWeeksucks W

‘e all get next week off, and I’m bitter about it. You should be too - February’s reading week is a


pain. In general, the concept ofa reading week is great. Waving five days free from classes and deadlines to catch up on your assignments or to spend enormous amounts of money in foreign places while drinking great quantities of alcohol sounds nice. The problem is that reading week is at the wrong time. Who the hell needs the break at the end of February? You can’t use the time for studying or any other bullshit noble cause, because either your midterms are done by then, or you’ve already had so many the last thing you want to do is think. The only remaining use of a reading week is to travel and get pissed, which is the problem. I would love to have a week to do nothing. But I don’t need it in February. The end of March, when late assignments and essays, crammed midterms, and the stress of life have reduced my brain to sludge - now t/&s when I need the break. In February, taking a week off shuts my motivation down for three weeks. Obviously, I don’t do shit during the week. Who does, other than those keeners who don’t even need a reading week because they’re all caught up? I can’t afford to travel (or even drink much), so I basically vegetate, and feel vaguely guilty for not being productive. I also usually waste

the week






can get it done next week, ‘cause I won’t any classes” (Iike they really hinder ing), and not doing much. And, like students (I assume), I also have the

have workmost worst


time motivating myself the week back. My brain likes not having to think far too much to get back to work after a fortnight’s rest. Which is really too bad. At the present moment I’m several essays behind, and my profs, good-hearted people that they are, really do want them in soon, even though I work for Imprint, etcetera etcetera. The day back from this reading week I have another essay, a seminar, and a midterm. What I really need is three or four reading weeks, or nothing at all. Screw this teaser of just five days in the middle of the term. At least with

no break, panic will set in and 1 might get something accomplished. Besides, who can afford to do anything during reading week? My affluent times are at the beginning and end of the term. In January, I have more money than I need, or so I always seem to think, and I could justify $695 for a week in Cancun. At the end of the term, I don’t care about saving money, and will beg, borrow, and steal what I need to go somewhere. In February, reality has begun to assert itself, and I know that spending more than my allotted $45 a week for food and the few beers

I can smoungc

is out of the


tion. Instead, my rich bastard friends take off on road trips (without me!) while I lurk about the1mprintoffice pretending that 1 have a life and being pissed that I’m not the one carous-

ing in Quebec. The reading weeks aren’t even coordinated between universities, so you can’t cheaply visit friends and Iive off their generosity. When you’re free they’ve got classes, and vice versa (which saves you the expense of having to put them up when they come to freeload off you, one must admit). Reading week should be moved to the beginning of the term, when people can waste their time with abandon and money, or to the end of the term, when people actually could use the time to relax. After all, there’s a lot to be said for a week off before exams. You get to fmd people to steal notes from, finish :your essays (or copy engineering lab assignmerits, or whatever the fuck it is that the other faculties do), and maybe even study. And if you don’t have any exams (or ones worth studying for), you at least get the bene:fit of a slack week just when your brain is turning to mush. I’m sure that I wouldn’t hate having reading week in February so much if I had money, was caught up on my work, could concentrate, or didn’t care about my academic career going down the toilet. Unfortunately, none of the above really applies (my academic career is going down the toilet and I kinda do care, I procrastinate to the point of abandon, and I’m broke), and I can only come to the conclusion that a February reading week sucks. My sole consolalion is that whenever I get aruund

to graduaring

world (shudder), I won’t week to be bitter about.

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Vegetarians beware On Tuesday, January 3 1,19Y 5, I strolled down to the Burt Mathews Hall snack bar for lunch. Being a vegetarian, I was surprised that there was actually what appeared to be a vegetarian offering: “vegetable soup.” Being a vegetarian, T asked the attendant if the soup contained any dairy or meat. She said no. As I was finishing the soup, I noticed bits of chicken on the bottom. Needless to say, I was outraged and immediately informed the attendant. She said she was sorry and that nobody had told her there was meat in the soup. However, I feel the attendant did not understand the full implications of her mistake. Although I was sick to my stomach (I had not comsumed meat in over four years) I am sure that the situation would be far more serious for somebody with allergies or religious beliefs. My intent is not to defame UW food services they have always provided friendly service to me - but to raise awareness and sensitivity towards food selcctivi ty. P.S. I believe that the next Imprint should contain a “secret consumer” activity for people interested in “testing” food selectivity services. For those that are interested in vegetarianism and these type of issues, peoplc are welcome to join the vegetarian club (contact: cjdavies@hoporoo). -


ple who said the earth is round were burned alive for ‘disrespecting and insulting’ a certain religious institution who held a wrong belief about the same topic. I hope you can see that it is not disrespectful to discuss things rationally and politely. We should try to make our perception ofthe truth correct rather than try to make the truth conform to our (mis)perception. Finally, Mr. Rob Jaster accuses the column of neglecting the ‘context’ in which certain ‘texts’ are quoted. I would like to put up this one question : Is not it mentioned in the Old/New Testament that God created the heavens and earth in six days and needed a rest on the seventh day? that God regretted doing certain actions? that God walked through a garden? that He fought with a man? In what context, if any, can these things can be understood with out giving God a not-socomplete image? -


across with respect to responsible drinking and taking responsibility for your actions. As well, 1 believe that BACCHUS is an important organization that provides a much needed service. The problem that I have is that you seem to have-the perception that things like that do not go on within a university setting. I am afraid that this is an undeniable truth of undergraduate life. I could toss a rock into almost any undergraduate classroom and bounce it off the head of several people who have “gotten cranked” within the last week or so. Hey, when I was there, I occasionallly did exactly the same thing. Perhaps this is why I can identify with the point Shane was trying to make. I also think that your attack on Shane as a person was not justified. Perhaps you do not agree with the concept of overindulging once in a while, but I see no reason for your personal attack on him. I have talked with Shane on several occasions and he is not the out-of-control, shameless piss-tank that you try to make him out to be. What I do think is that he is a good guy who is not afraid to stand up in front of a room full of people and say the truth -- that being able to go out to the Bombshelter and have a beer (or two) is not necessarily a bad thing. Now I am not sure whether this article of yours was personal or stems from your association with BACCHUS. I must admit the timing was perfect with respect to the upcoming elections. Perhaps we subscribe to one of the other candidates running u for Federation president, hmmm?


Ulterior Motives? I am writing in response to Scott Morton’s letter entitled “Choking on Vomit” in last week’s Imprint. While leafing through our student newspaper, I had to stop and shake my head when I ran across your article. I do not understand your attempt to slam Shane Balcolm following his (supposed) quote to “get cranked on a Wednesday night.” I realize the point that you were trying to get

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The Qur’an Speaks speaks again

by Jeff Couckuyt, Pete Nesbitt, and Pat Spacek

To the Editor, This letter is a reply to three separate letters that appeared in Imprint last week (Feb. 10). I can start with Mr. John Tran, who see Muslims and Christians ‘cut each other’s throats by the pen’ .+.‘referring to those books written by men’ and so forth. Just to set the record clear, there wasn’t any throat cutting by the pen. In all fairness, no one can call a polite discussioi about something as important as God a fight or war! Otherwise, John’s own article would be ‘an assault on all God believing humans’! As for the Qur’an, it is not the word of humans (single or many men), and if anyone disputes this, then s/he should produce the like of the Qur’an. Also, Mr. Tran and everyone else should ask themselves these questions: ‘What is God?’ ‘Why God?’ ‘What is the purpose of believing in God?’ before trying to ‘define’ what is God or religion to ourselves and others. Otherwise we will all be worshipping ourselves! That will be our God, and believe me that won’t make us more tolerant either. Just a reminder, the greatest wars in the human history were the result of these ‘human Gods’ (e.g. WWII where 40+ million people died because of an insane man’s desire to be a ‘god’). Then there is Ms. Shahina Mapara’s letter in which she accuses me and The Qur’un Speuks of being disrespectful and insulting. Again, in no way are we trying to be insulting or disrespectful to anyone. However, I think some people have the misconception that if one discusses any idea/belief and shows the flaws or limitations ofthat idea or belief, then s/he is being disrespectful and insulting. This happened before, where peo-

Epps -

& Mamet

To the Editor, Jennifer Epps’ review of Olemna entitled “Sexual Harassment 101” IFeb.3, Imprint] begins with a resolution to never let people tell her what to think, but she proceeds to go straight ahead and tell us what to think of David Mamet’s play. She outlines the play in less than a paragraph, conveniently leaving out those portions of the play that do not support her particular view. Epps seems outraged at the poor treatment political correctness has gotten at the hands of Mamet. To outline the play again: A concerned professor brings a student to his office to discuss her problems in understanding his course. Ironically, the course is concerned with the artificial structure of the educational system: specifically, the unfair power the teacher holds in the teacher-student relationship. Barriers are slowly broken down and the two expose themselves for what they are, what we all are, imperfect human beings. John, the professor, admits to the cynicism he holds towards the system which pays his mortgage. Carol, the student, confides her fears that she isn’t good enough to be in school. Miscommunication and misunderstandings comprise the dialogue. John, on one hand is asking for an honest, open, oneto-one discussion while he maintaining the position ofauthority. Carol becomes enraged and confused by this paradox of what he says and the reality of his actions. Later, he realizes his error and attempts to reopen lines of communication by consoling Carol that he too has felt the same way. Outside interruptions disturb both and eventually lead to a complete communication breakdown In the next scene the tables are turned: Carol returns in the position of power. John has been charged with sexual harassment; specific key phrases taken out of context are used to convict him of improper behaviour. His chances at tenure are destroyed. The play ends violently. Carol is horribly beaten by John in a fit of rage. Obviously, John’s actions are as inexcusable as they are unjustifiable. It’s also true that Mamet doesn’t explore the implications of feminist theory by giving them equal airtime but I don’t think that’s really the point. There’s the question of power, its dangers, and how power destroys the relationships between people and replaces it with proper procedure and political correctness. Epps charges Mamet with taking fcminist concepts “out of any rational context” but then immediately does the same to him. In the finest traditions ofsensational joumalism she states that, “Elsewhere,” wherever that may be, “Mamet has referred to politics as ‘the last refuge of the unimaginative.“’ She then goes on an irrational rampage implying that Mamet must therefore not value artists such as Dickens, Shaw or Brecht! Further, she seems to align the political correctness movement (which is, I suppose, an incontestably ‘correct’ idea) with such valid causes as “women’s rights, civil rights, gay rights, children’s rights, the rights of the elderly, the rights of the poor...” Apparently, while no one can tell Epps how to think there is no problem with her telling us what is right. Finally, and perhaps most ironically, she states that, “Mamet wants us to leave ancient wrongs in the past.” Again though, I have to disagree. Mamet’s play has brought the issues to light, perhaps not in the most flattering of lights, but it has sparked discussion. I fail to see how apiece ofart thit challenges us to question the validity of beliefs leaves “ancient wrongs in the vast.” - even if it is politically incorrect. (Jdr


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- Jon MacKay 4A Philosophy


Friday, February 1’7, 1995


A woman% (lack of) choice We sent thee (0 Muhammad) not, but as a Mercy for all creatures’ [Translation ofthe meaning ofthe Qur’anic verse 2 1: I 071 by Muhammad Elrabaa special to Imprint The following is a translation of a speech given byprophetMuhammad(PBUH). It shows most of the meaning ofthe above quotedverse. He praised


and thanked

Him and

said: “Verily the most veracious discourse is the Book of Allah (the Q&an). The most trustworthy handhold is the word of piety (Taqwa). The best of the religions is the religion of Ibrahim. The best of the precedents is the precedent of Muhammad. The noblest speech is the invocation of Allah. The finest of narratives is this Qur’an. The best of the affairs is that which has been fmnly resolved upon. The worst religions are those which are created without sanction. The best of ways is the one trodden by the prophets. The noblest death is the death of a martyr. The most miserable blindness is waywardness after guidance. The best of actions is that which is beneficient. The best guidance is that which is put into practice. The worst blindness is the blindness of the heart. “The upper hand is better than the lower (i.e. it is better to give than to r&eve). The little that suffices is better than the abundant and alluring. The worst apology is that which is tendered when death stares one in the face. The worst remorse is that which is felt on the Day of Resurrection.

“Some men do not come to Friday prayer, but with hesitance and deIay. And some of them do not remember Ailah but with reluctance. The tongue which is addicted to false expression is a bubbling spring of sins. “The most valuable possession is contentment of the heart. The best provision is that of piety. The highest wisdom is the fear of Allah, The Mighty and Great. The best thing to be cherished in the hearts is faith and conviction; doubt is part of infidelity. “Impatient wailing and tilsome praise of the dead is an act of ignorance. Betrayal leads one to the fire of Hell. Drinking amounts to burning. Obscene poetry is the work of the Devil. Wine (alcohol) is the mother of evils. The worst thing eaten is one which belongs to the orphan. Blessed is he who recieves adrnonition from others. “Each one of you must resort to a place of four cubits (the grave). Your affairs will be decided ultimately in the next life. The worst dream is the false dream. Whatever is in store is near. To abuse a believer is transgression. Raising arms against him is infidelity. To backbite him is a disobedience to Allah. Inviolability and sacredness of his property is like that of his blood. He who swears by Allah (falsely), in fact falsifies him. He who pardons is himself granted pardon. He who forgives others, is forgiven by Allah for his sins. “He who represses anger, Allah rewards him. He who faces misfortunes with perseverence, Allah compensates him. He who acts only for fame and reputation, Allah disgraces him. He who shows patience and forbearance, Allah gives him a double reward. He who disobeys Allah, Allah chastises him. I seek the forgiveness of Allah (three times).

Science Society Election

Every year, Planned Parenthood faces a vote to see if councillors will channel $3,200 from the regional health budget into operating funds for the organization. At the last council meeting, the Waterloo Regional Council voted against funding the local branch due to pressures from anti-choice activists in the area. Planned Parenthood provides judgemen&free education and counselling about birth control, abortion, and sexually transmitted a’diseases including HIV and AIDS. They provide confidential counselling on a drop-in basis. There is a statement in here somewhere. Why do anti-choice activists wish to deny community members the right to educate themselves about sex and reproduction? Perhaps there’s a fear that if we make this type of information too readily available, there will be an increase in unwanted pregnancies and an increase in abortions. Fear doesn’t help anyone; education does. Women and men should have the opportunity to control their own destinies, to make their own choices. With fewer places to go to discover information about sexually transmitted diseases, birth control, and abortion, individuals faced with difficult decisions alone, with fear or embarrassment. Maybe this is an isolated incident. Maybe this is just one organization in a community with many other organizations to fill this need. Maybe not. Julie Cole, Vice President of University Affairs, has written a letter to Councillor Joan McKinnon expressing her ‘disappointment and shock’ at the decision made by the Wa-

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terloo Regional Council. She wrote the letter in response to a stoic response from the councillor after the council meeting. Cole writes “the services provided by Planned Parenthood1 are invaluable... As students, we are also discouraged because we feel that politicians will ignore our voices, since we are not recognized as potential voters. Waterloo students are a part of this community and as community members, our voices must be heard.” Frustration levels tend to rise when citizens feel that their concerns, or interests do not warrant a reaction from elected politicians. How will you act? What can you do? You can talk to your friends about this issue. You can write a letter to Imprint, to the Kitchener Waterloo Record, to Planned Parenthood or to Waterloo Regional Council. Eric Davies, a concerned student from UW, has volunteered to drop off any fmancial contributions to Planned Parenthood made by students. If you would like to make a financial contribution to Planned Parenthood to keep the organization running in Waterloo, you can write a cheque and drop it off at the Turnkey dlesk for Eric Davies to bring to Planned Parerlthood’s 824 King Street W. address. It’s important to) support initiatives towards open, non judgemental types of counselling and education about sex and reproduction health issues. If you support these ideas, you’ll show your support for Planned Parenthood and your disappointment in local politicians.



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round the world, it’s the same sight. On the eve of 1 lRamad&, half a million Candian Muslims scan the skies to sight the New MoonThere’s suspense in the air. The mullah sits by the phone, waiting to announce the sighting and to declare the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan. This kind of suspense adds to the fcrvour of Islam. Ramadan, which began on February 1, is the month in which Muslims observe obfigatory fasting. During Ramadan some Muslims stay awake until the small hours of the moming to partake ofs&zv, a breakfast catcn before dawn. Fasting is performed by rich and poor, and Ramadan brings much joy and happiness. Special dishes and delicacics arc prepared to break the fast at sunset and ncighbourscxchangcdishcsasagcsturc of goodwill to all. Thus Ramadan is known as the month of bounty and generosity. It is the month of magnanimity and charity. Many rich <people give generously to the poor, while others invited the poor to join them at @ar, the main meal to break the fast at sundown. The obligat )ry charity, Zakut, is mostly offerct during thismonth. Muslims are ret uired to give onefortieth (or 2% per cent) of their annua1 income to the poor and needy. Muslims be licvc fastingpurgcs the spirit and revitalizes the body. Prophet Muhammad said: “Fast and be healthy. It encourages will power, fosters hope, promotes faith and implants self-confidence. It brings about humility, sympathy with the poor, and encourages generosity.” The Koran says: “0 ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed. to those before you, that ye may learn selfrestraint - fasting for a fixed number ofdays;butifanyofyouisifl,oron a journey, the prescribed number should be made up from days later. For those who can do it (with hardship), is a ransom: the feeding of one that is indigent, but he that will give more, of his own free will - it is better for him. And it is better for you that ye fast, if ye only knew.” The principle of self-denia1 by fasting is not unique to Islam. Muhammad called upon his fol-_---_


to fast, following

the exam-

ple of devout Jews and Christians whom he knew. He set aside the month of Kamadan for this pur-

pose, we’re told, because at its end comes the “Night of Power”, the night in which he received his first revelation. Fasting is observed every day from sunrise to sunset, beginning as soon as “you can discern a white thread from a black one.” One may take neither food nor drink nor may he smoke. Each Muslim should re-

cite the entire Koran during the month. To make this easier it is divided into portions for each day. During Ramadan the faithful spend as much time as possible in the mosque, to “glorify God for His goodness and be grateful.” * In mocc than three dozen predominately Muslim countries, fanterns are hung from the tops of minarets and the lamps inside the mosques commemorates Muhammad’s cnlightcnment on the Night of Power. A cannon or gun announces

Muslims believe that fasting purges the spirit and revitalizes the .body both One gives pare

the rising and the setting sun. fired two hours before sunrise warning that it is time to prethe early morning meal. At sunset the well-to-do often give large parties, remembering with gratitude that “God would make the fast an east, not a difficulty.” Ramadan is a shifting month, coming sometimes in the winter, sometimes in the summer. When the days are short and cool, the fast is no great hardship, for the meal of dawn is made generous and the break of fast at sunset is the more welcome because of the long wait. But when the sun pours down hot and rclcntless through a long summer day and the whole body is

parched with thirst, the self-discipline involved in not taking even a drink of water is a genuine act of devotion. Muslims believe Ramadan trains in self-discipline. It quiets the spirit and subdues the passions; it gives a sense of unity with all Muslims everywhere; according to the Koran, it atones for aft the sins ofthe year. But all the values of fasting may be cancelled by lack of sincerity. The Koran says: “If a keeper of the fast does not abandon lying, God does not care about his leaving offeating anddrinking . ,. There are many keepers of fasts who gain nothing but wakefulness.” The Muslim fast is not meant for self-torture. Although it is stricter than other fasts, it also provides alleviations for special circumstances; for example, aged people, or persons specially circum-stanced, such as a woman expecting a child, or one who is nursing a baby, but on this point opinion is not unanimous, some holding that they ought to put in fasts later, when they can. The instincts for food, drink and sex are strong in the animal nature, and temporary restraint from all these enables the attention to be directed to higher things. This is necessary through prayer, contemplation and acts of charity, not of the showy kind, but by seeking out those really in need. Islam is a religion of peace, good will, mutual understanding and good faith. It will not acquiesce in wrongdoing, and Muslims hold their lives cheap in defence of honour, justice and the freedom to worship Allah, Islam knows no territorial boundaries. It forms a common bond of culture among over one and a half billion Muslims around the world - The Sunni and the Shia, every sect of Islam. During Ramadan, there’s an intensified feeling of unity among all Muslims, demolishing all distinctions or barriers of race, colour, nationality and language. Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world, and Muslims dominate nearly half the globe. Fasting is the fourth pillar of Islam. The first is belief in the allknowing, all -powerful and sovereign God, Allah; the second, Slat (prayer); the third Zuk~~t (charity) and the fifth, Haj (pilgrimage). Fasting is mandatory to strengthen one’s faith in the sovereignty ofAllah and to create a sense of sympathy and fellowship in the hearts and minds of Muslims. By keeping fast, one feels the pangs of poverty and the hardships of hun-

ger and starvation. This practical experience inspires Muslims to work toward

Islam is a religion of peace, good will,

mutual understanding and good fai% eradication of poverty in society and induces one to spend in the way of Allah. It is narrated that during Ramadan, Muhammad would emancipate every slave and give alms to everyone ?yho asked for it.

Like all religions, Islam has its sects. In the 6OOs, the Muslim world split into two great divisions, Sunni and Shia. Most Muslims are Sunnites. They believe that Muslim leadership after the death of Muhammad passed to caliphs elected from Muhammad’s tribe. The Shi’ites believe that leadership was restricted to’ descendants of Ali. Muhammacf’s son-in-law. The Shi’ites forrn the largest minority, numbering about 20 million. M&t of them five in lraq and Iran, and consider as sacred the cities of Karbala and An-Najaf in Iraq and Maished and Qom in Iran. Until recently, Islam had no organized missionary movement. But today Al-Azhar University of Cairo, the intellectual centre of Islam, trains students from all over the world for missionary work. I



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Imprint staff ife in the 90’s for Canadians is a time

of renewal.


have switched to lead-free gas, implemented

the Clean Air Act

with the U.S. and are recycling to ensure a happier, healthier future for everyone. Now many people are choosing organically grown foods as a healthier, more environmentally f?iendly way of life. Nansi Harris, a fourth year Environment and Resource Studies student is currently running a lec-

ture series entitled “Food Forethought,” This six part series deals with issues related to developing a community with a food base that is ecologically stable,ethically acceptable and healthy for all of the people involved. Ted Zettle is the past president and a founding member of Ontarbio, an organic food co-operative, aswell as a member of the Ecological Farmers’ Association. He was invited to the Waterloo Public Library on Thursday, February 9 by Nansi to talk about organic grow-

Back to the Basics Organic Growing according

to Mr.


Community-shared agriculture is one example of an area that is reconnecting people with the land. People

can establish

a relation-

ship with a farmer, and through him a connection with the land. Ted thinks “through their food

take up the nutrients of the soil after harvest, otherwise the nutrients will leach out of the soil and the health ofthe systemwill be depleted, which results in lower productivity. As

ever, they are beneficial whole ecosystem.They can harbour birds, wildlife, insects and provide a balance so that the agricultural parasites do not become out of balance. The most important

netically toincrease the


to the soil, to creation.” What are the ground rules for using

technology in agriculture? Some people think of the economic benefits,

some of the environmen-

tal effects, and some take into consideration our ethical responsibilities as caretakers of the land and animals. The “buzzword” in agriculture is biotech according to Mr. Zettle. He says that the biotech industry is the “golden goose” of the agricultural future. “They have politicians scared silly that if we don’t let them market theirproducts without questioning them ,they are just going to pull right out of Canada, and we will be a third world country before we know it.” One of the biggest issuesright



Canada, accord“due to the heavyhanded way that Monsanto has tried to push it onto the Canadian mar-

ing to Ted is

to the

reference to the Fifth Estate pro-

Zettle told us

corn has been bred to produce three to four times the mass of grain that the original corn did. This corn takesabout eight organic farmer, he saw the soil as different minerals out of the soil a medium where he could place that are in the corn when you eat it. the seeds to grow the crops. He The original corn took thirty -four believes that to the average main- minerals out. Many of our of health stream farmer there is no appre- problems today are a result of our ciation of soil as a living ecosys- obsession with yield. Spelt is an ancient grain that envision soil as a barrel of hasn’t been bred for higherproducnutrients. They think that if you tion. It has remained the way it lize that the company that sells the don’t put nutrients in the soil you started out. Mr. Zettle grows spelt T “also sells all the medications will run out. They don’t realize and feels that grains of this superior used to counteract the side effects of that most of what you get comes nature are the grains to grow. [in cows], and they sell you free. Mr. Zettle believes that eveWhen choosing food he supcations you need, many peo- rything he needs comes from the ports unprocessed whole foods, realize that [the company] earth. “The two building blocks “go for the toasted oat flakes rather oesn’t have a big stake in of life are energy and carbon both than a bowl of Cheerios. The life, come from the atmosphere from the energy, the sustenance is God give us cows?” the sun and the air.” He also beprocessed out of it.” Mr. Zettle believes that we should should buy locally produced food beThe shift in population fore we purchase organic food from California. “We from farms to the cities have to get away from this trucking stuff around the has been accompanied world. This is going to be our doom if we keep this by un increase in

As late as only fifty Zettle said that half of country were still living areas. Today in Canada, that farmers make up axoun three percent of the popula only a minority of t from farming.

most of their incomes c population from farms has been accompanie crease in wealth inm

mutepial Weulth and u real loss of identity fur many peuple; a spirituul emptiness

He said that affluent wes

back towards something that connects them with creation: ” they want to get back to the land.” Mr. Zettle noted that it “started in a prophetic way in the sixties with the hippie movement. Now it is happening in a real way.” Some of the expressions of society’s hunger to be re-connected to the land can be seenby looking at what they are asking for in the food

diversity.” He believes that the farm consists of the whole land base and in conventional agriculture the areas off the edge of the field are not considered impor-

they are being reconnected



respects their natural inclinations. They must be allowed to be outside to pasture and not left on a slated floor surrounded by steel and concrete.”

(Milk cows are genetically bred to have over-sized udders, which add to the additional stressof constantly being impregnated, givingbirthand then being artificially inseminated again.) He commented that animals “have to be cared for in a way that

cycle of decomposition in his soil. In conclusion he finds that a

lieves that farmers don’t realize


that it is a bottomless


is a less ef-

ficient way to run a farm. According to Mr. Zettle,%ature is diversity, nature does not believe in specialization. The sustainable models of agriculture are based on



mineral contents and organic material of his soil have increased significantly since he has become an organic farmer. There have to be plants to


get into organic farming? Well he met some other farmers who were doing it and it seemed to be working for them. They were doing it without a lot of the expensive things that he was buying. He doesn’t buy chemical fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides, “The science of it makes so much sense,” says Zettle. “There’s really no science behind taking fertilizer from Saskatchewan and dumping it on our fields and letting it run into the great lakes.”

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The first Icg of the OUAA West Division volleybalf semifinals ended successfully for the Warri-

ors. They triumphed over McMaster in five sets, with scores of 1540, 15-2, 1145, 10-15, and 15- 13. The Warriors won the first two sets easily, and it seemed that the third set should only be a formality. Surprisingly, however,

McMaster pulled together to win the next two. Finally, the Warriors pooled their resources to win the final set and the match. Despite the team’s improvement since Christmas, this sort of inconsistency is responsible for the recent flip-flop of the team’s rankings in the CIAU standings. As a result, the team is no longer nationally ranked. Whether or not the team deserves to be ranked is a question that coach Ed Price may have to answer. “We didn’t play enough teams ahead of us and do well, to go up in the rankings, and that was our own fault. We lost twice since Christmas to Windsor, and since Windsor is a non-ranked team, by losing

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cl1 its official: the sudden death playoff that will decide who takes on Western will be played this Tuesday night at the Waterloo Ret Complex. Game time is scheduled for 790 p.m.. That means that the pressure is on Waterloo if they want to make their dreams ofbeing in the playoffs come true. However, it is going to be hard as the team has not played well on the road, especially at Laurier. The Warriors had their hopes ofplaying in their own building for Tuesday’s game dashed Wednesday night. Laurier out-lasted Waterloo 2- l in a very emotionally and physically exhausting game for both the Warriors and their dedicated fans. With the victory, Laurier puts a four point spread between themselves and Waterloo, making it impossible for Waterloo to finish second and have home ice. The game lived up to the expectations


that had been rumoured

about it all week. It was physical, was tight, and more importantly, was heartbreaking for Waterloo.

Although Waterloo hung with the Golden Hawks the entire game, most times outplaying them, they just couldn’t seem to find the net. However, the good news for the Warriors and their fans is that revenge is the best policy. What better way for the Golden Hawks to go down than in front of their own fans?! Speaking of fans, those Hawk lovers take the cake! Never before have I seen so many people in one place that were so obnoxious or irritating. One in particular that sticks in my mind is the annoying cry of some loud mouth after Laurier’s first goal. Her snide remark was directed at a usually patient and understanding Dean MacDonald. Tonight however, Dean reacted by screaming back, which was better then what most of us wanted to do to her. John Wynne scored Waterloo’s only goal on assists from Jason Mervyn and Steve Smith. Despite the loss, Waterloo did have agoodgame. Joe Harris looked very confident in net and had some incredible saves for the Warriors.

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continued to play very solidly for Waterloo. Their efforts this season were honouredthis week with spots

those, we didn’t deserve to remain in the top fen.” This does not mean that the talent is not there. The team beat Dalhousie, “who was ranked fourth the weekend before last at Laval, and that was a good match, and then the team just turned around and lost to Windsor sgain,” according to Price. He believes that “If the team plays ball, then we have the talent to be in the top four, but we have to prove that .” It’s hard to understand why the team ranked first in Ontario is not ranked nationally, but it may be due to the quality of play outside of Ontario - it is, in general, higher. “A lot of that comes from having bigger athletic budgets, and a lot of universities not running as many intercollegiate teams as we are here. Also, some of the provinces, with the exception ofQuebec and Ontario have the chance of offering athletic scholarships, so they draw a lot of Ontario players; and also when you water down the Ontario talent among I6 teams...” remarks Price. The finals are tomorrow night against Windsor. Price doesn’t think that Waterloo’s recent loss against

Windsor will not affect their playing tonight. When the teams last met, Waterloo had “played seven matches in seven days, we played away for I’ve days at Laval, got back late, land you’re looking at a three and half hour drive. The guys are in midterms, we’d already clinched first place, it really meant nothing to us”. Price is relatively confident in the team’s ability to win. “If we come to play ball, I don’t think it should be close. If we don’t show up with six guys on the court who are mentally into it, we’re going to get pushed.; they’re not a bad team, and they’ve improved a lot”. Regardless ofthe outcome, the game should be faced-paced with high quality playing; an opportunity for the team to show their talent.

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on the OUAA All-Star team. Rookies Matt St. Gerrnain and Aaron Kenney played well also. St. Germain, a big guy to begin with, threw his weight around all night. Kenney kept Laurier’s scoring leader John Spoltare busy most of the night, a task that is even difficult for a veteran, let alone a rookie. Brian Henry and Mark Cardiff also looked pretty good as they levelled out a bunch of Hawks. Look for tomorrow’s game against Laurier to be much different from Wednesday’s, Since the only thing on the line is the point spread, both teams will rest, players in order to be healthy for the playoff game Tuesday night. On Tuesday, expect the game to be very physical and fast paced. These guys will be fighting to keep their dreams alive. Speed




surface at the Mutual Group Arena. In last week’s action, the Waterloo Warriors hit the road to take on Ryerson and Laurentian. Playing Ryserson Friday night, Steve Smith scored two, including the winner in overtime in a 5-4 victory over the Rams. Geoff Rawson, Dean MacDonald and John Wynne had Waterloo’s other goals.

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Making by Kimberly Moser Imprint Sports ne might expect there to be some extra pressure riding on the shoulders of Dean MacDonald these days as he plays out his last few games with the Ice Warriors. However, this home town boy is handling the situation the same way he always does - with confidence, style and intensity. “I like to think I play my best hockey in the most important games,” says MacDonald, who will play in the game of his life tomorrow against Laurier; the winner will go on to host the sudden death final scheduled for this coming Tuesday. “When we blow a team out 1O1, I won’t be on the score sheet necessarily. I find I have my best games when we have our tightest or toughest games.” He’s not joking. The fourthyear Kinesiology student has been the sparkplug for the Warriors over the last three years. His incredibly explosive style of hockey and presence on the ice have helped bring Waterloo back into the extremely tight playoff race with Laurier. The tide of the game seems to switch as MacDonald’s line ofGeoff Rawson and Jeff Goldie hit the ice. Born and raised in Waterloo, this right-winger made his way up through the minor ranks, playing a year in New Hamburg before he joined the Waterloo Siskins. It was there that he met best friend and teammate Chris Kraemer. “I knew him (Kraemer) from when I was younger. Chris was playing in the OHL and he came back to play with the Siskins in his last year. Since the start of university, he’s been pretty much my best friend. I treasure that. We train together in the summer and we work


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nordic ski team showed off their talents last weekend at OUAA/ OWIAA Championships held at Ottawa’s Camp Fortune. Saturday was free technique day consisting of a 1Ok.m men’s race and 5km women’s race in the morning. The aRemoon held the relay races; 3x7.5 km for the Warier’s and 3xSkm for the Athenas. Sunday turned out to be a day of rest, as races were delayed and then shortened due to skin-freezing temperatures of -20 degrees Celsius. The women skied 5km and the men followed with 10 km. Our Warriors claimed six of the top twenty positions on Saturday’s individual race. Steve Daniels


Extreme led with a strong 6th place finish,followed close behind by Dave Climie’s 9th place, Brad Frenette in 12th, Brent Curry 13 th, Gary Pluim 17th, and Scott Curry 14th. The Warrior’s A team (Steve Daniels, Dave Climie, and Brent Curie) managed to capture a bronze medal for their brilliant relay perfonnance. Not too far behind was the B team (Gary Pluim, Norman O’Reilly, and Scott Curry) in 7th place. The Athenas also put in a strong showing, with Tanya Moore finishing 22nd, Joanne Murray 28th, Julie Murray 32nd, Alex Mihailovic 34th, and OWIAA rookies Jessica Maier at 4 1st and Natalie Sonosky at 46th. TheAthenas’ A team (Julie Murray, Joanne Murray, and Tanya Moore) pulled off a showy 6thplace and the B team (Alex Mihailovic, Natalie

Sonosky, and Jessica Maier) gave a wonderful effort for 13th (okay, okay, so we were dead last). Sunday’s cold didn’t stop UW from kicking more OUAA/O WIAA butt. Again our Warriors made us proud with a 6th place for Dave, 11 th for Brad, followed by 12th for Steve, 14th for Brent, 2 1st for Gary, and 23rd for Scott. The Athenas fought stiff competition as Tanya retained her22nd rank, with Julie at 37th, Joanne at 28th, Alex at 41 st, and Natalie a close twenty-six seconds behind for 44th. Speedster Jessica blew us all away by her amazing performance to capture 32nd place. When all was said and done, the Warriors came home with a 2nd place finish overall and an all-star title for Dave Clime. The Athenas can be proud with a 5 th place finish.

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f last week’s overtime loss to the Windsor Lancers was the Waterloo basketball Warriors’ most bitter loss of the season, last Saturday’s 77-72 win over the Western Mustangs at UWO’s Alumni Hall must have been the sweetest win. With memories of their collapse on the previous Wednesday night still fresh in their minds, the Warriors refused to allow a repeat of that crushing collapse. Instead, they collected themselves and executed down the stretch to break a three-game losing skid and exact revenge for Waterloo’s first loss of the year to the Mustangs at the PAC. Wednesday night in Guelph, the Warriors lost to the Gryphons 60-86, making their record 6-5. At Western, the Warriors showed their stinging outside prowess with nine three-pointers, five from the team’s point leader Sean VanKoughnett, who earnedplayerof-the-game honours from CHCH while accumulating 26 points and nine rebounds. UW led by as much as 13 points in the first half (33-20) and went into the locker room up 35-28. In the second frame, Waterloo seemed to use treys to douse each and every Western comeback bid. As soon as Western came within

six or seven points, Van Koughnett, Matt Williams, or Nick Poulimenos were there to drain one from downtown. The ‘Stangs saved their best for last, with Mike Milne hitting a free throw to tie it up at 66-66 with 5:09 to play. Again, Poulimenos bottomed out a trifecta to put UW up for good. Three games remain in Waterloo’s regular schedule, all against teams above them in the standings: tomorrow versus the Brock Badg-

Warriors edge ‘Stangs 77- 72, fall to Gryphons 60-86 ers at ‘the PAC, at McMaster next Wednesday, and home to Guelph on Feb. 25. Van Koughnett isn’t dreading playing these teams by any means, because it means that Waterloo will gain valuable experience against the teams they’ll have to beat on that first weekend in March. “It’s good that our last four

games are against really tough opponents, going into the playoffs,” Van Koughnett said last week, Despite falling to third place in the division, the Badgers are still a legitimate contender for the crown. But all-Canadian point guard David Pi&on is out for the season, leaving monster centre Clint Holtz to carry the load. Without Pi&on, the Badgers could only muster a two-point victory over the Warriors in St. Catharines three Wednesdays ago. Holtz continues to lead the OUAA West in both scoring and rebounds. With 6’-9” Mark Hopkins’ improved play in the post, Waterloo should be able to compete against Holtz. “[A strong inside game] is something we haven’t had until this year,” Van Koughnett said. “In my five years here, we probably have the strongest inside game this year, and one of the strongest in the league, so that’s something we’ve got to keep on doing.” The Warriors are almost certain to play in anOUAA West quarter-final game, probably versus Western, at Hamilton’s Copps Coliseum on the evening of Friday, March 3. The first and second-place teams get a bye to the semi-final round, while three plays six and four plays five on March 3. The division semi-finals and finals go on March 4 and 5.

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ast Friday saw Waterloo’s Varsity Track and Field team travelling to Cornell University in Ithaca, New York for competition against Cornell, Penn State, University of Pennsylvania, York University and U of T. Despite businduced body cramps, starvation , and the oh-so-common headcold , the Warriors and Athenas left their mark at the Ivy League school and

team posted a total of 24 personal bests (pb’s) and two CIAU standard qualifications (Jeff Miller and Sarah Dillabaugh.) ing from the late 1800’s, that is not the school’s ‘military science’ head Because there are too many to mention, some of the outstanding performances are as follows: Chris Bastie’s pb’s in the 200 m (22.88 sets) and 400m, “Michael” Malott in the long jump, Al Runstedther ( 1:5&O), Paul Godkin, and Athena Sherri Carter in the 8OOm, Sarah

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members of the Archery Club. Nonmembers with shooting experience may participate in the tournament for a fee of $10.00. Archery Club memberships and coaching are available for inexperienced shooters. Archery is a year round sport that is easy to learn but difficult to master. Basic instruction and necessary cquipmcnt is provided for beginners. With coaching available up to the National Level, the Archery Club is a great way to get involved and have fun! For more information contact Hugh MacDonald or Scott Gusba at 725-8 164. Other sharp shots were also made at the Waterloo Tennis Club this weekend. Twenty four participants spent the last two weekends duelling it out in the annual Campus Ret Winter Term Tournament. Zeno Four was this year’s touma-

t isn’t quite the same as Robin Hood defending the poor and attempting to win Maid Marian’s hand, but all the same, UW archers are ready for action! The Archery Club has been preparing to take part in a toumament in which scvcral other univcrsities and colleges are also taking part. It is a six week tournament consisting of one scoring round per week on a regular club night. Rcgular sessions run in the PAC Red Activity Area on Mondays and Wednesdays 7:30 - 11:OO pm, Fridays 7:00 - 9:30 pm and Sundays 7:30 - lo:30 pm, The final results will be based onto the total of the best four out of six scores. The tournament starts the week of February 19, and it is free to


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ment champion with an impressive victory. Hi-Tek sponsored the tournament, supplying both door and placement prizes consisting of sweatshirts, gym bags and hats. All in all, the tournament saw solid, fun competition and a good time was hadby everyone involved. Tom Ramsden, tournament coordinator, expects that next year’s tournament will be an even greater success with increased sponsorship by Hi-Tck. If you missed the Tennis Tournament but still wish to practise your tennis skills, spots in the Monday Night Tennis Clinics are still available. Level 1 is suited to those who have Iittle experience. Level 2 serves more as a review of basic tennis skill. The volley will be the focus of the clinic held on February 27. The Level 1 class will run from 7:OO - 8:00 pm and the Level 2 class will run immediately after from

8:OO - 9:pm,. The final Monday Night Tennis Clinic will be held on Monday March 13, during which participants will learn to perfect the smash/lob. All classes will be held at the Waterlob Tennis Club and registration for the clinics may be completed in the PAC, room 2039. ATTENTION ANDREA DUNN, 4TH YEAR KIN!! You are this month’s winner of the Columbia Icefield Gym “Jim Nasium” contest. Both a Campus Ret T-shirt and a Crocus are awarded to you for your efforts. Congratulations! Campus Ret will continue to hide a cartoon character known as “Jim Nasium” in the Columbia Icefield Gym area. ‘Prizes will be awarded to the person who finds him first. “Jim Nasium” was found beneath a water fountain this week, so keep your eyes peeled!

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OUAA BASKETBALL RESULTS Feb. 7: Carleton 85 Queen’s 78 Ryerson 83 York 65 Feb. 8: McMaster 78 Brock 76 Western 93 Laurier Windsor 84 Waterloo &or) Feb. IO: Guelph 92 Lakehead 72 York 72 Queen’s 58 Laurentian 85 Ottawa 69 Feb. Ii: Brock 76 Laurier 75 McMaster 98 Windsor 76 Waterloo 77 Western 72 Toronto 95 Queen’s 82 Ryerson 100 Carleton 75 Guelph 71 Lakehead 64 Feb. 12: Laurentian 88 York 60 Feb. 14: Ottawa at Carleton Ryerson at Toronto Feb. 15: Western at 8rock McMaster at Laurier Waterloo at Guelph OlJAA BASKETBALL GWL McMaster 10 9 1 Guelph IO 9 1 Brock 11 7 4 Waterloo 10 6 4 Western 12 5 7 Lakehead 12 4 8 Windsor 11 2 9 taurier 10 1 9 East GWL Laurentian IO 7 3 Ryerson 10 7 3 Toronto 9 6 3 Ottawa IO 6 4 York 11 5 6 Carleton 9 4 5 Queen’s ii 0 ii


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1 F 3 144 4 75 2 86 1 102

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G 21 18 21 17 17 15 14 16 13 11

A 34 34 25 27 27 25 24 22 24 26

OUAA HOCKEY Leading Goaltenders Player Tm GP Min GA Sylvain Rodrique UQTRI 81025:21 41 J. F. Rivard Ott. 19 1107:53 49 Sean Basilio UWO 18 1039:06 49 Geoff Schnare WLU 14 777:02 38

TP 55 52 46 44 44 40 38 38 37 37

Avg 2.40 2.60 2.71 2.93

OUAA VOLLEYBALL RESULTS Feb. 7: York Ryerson 0 (15-5, 152,135-11) Feb. 8: McMaster 3 Brock I (15-7, 12-15, 17-15, 15-6) Windsor 3 Waterloo 2 (15-7, 15-6, 13-15, 6-15, 15-12) Western 3 Laurier 0 (15-5, 15-3, 15-13) Feb. 10: Western 3 Brock 0 (16-14, 15-7, 15-7) Waterloo 3 Guelph 0 (15-6, 15-10, 15-13) McMaster 3 Laurier 0 (E-5, 15-9, 15-10) East Division Semi-finals: Toronto 3 Laurentian 0 (16-14, 15-9, 15-11) Feb. 11: Queen’s 3 York 2 (E-12, 13-15, 15-8, 8-15, 15-8) Feb. 14: West Divisjon Semi-finals: McMaster at Waterloo Windsor at Western OUAA VCXLEY8ALL FllVAl STANDINGS West MPMWMLGW GL A Waterloo 12 11 135 5 22 Western 12 8 4 25 17 16 Windsor 12 8 4 27 18 16 McMaster 12 7 5 25 21 14 Brock 12 6 6 23 24 12 Guelph 12 I 11 ii 34 2 Laurier 12 1 Ii 8 35 2 East MPMWMLGW GL A Toronto 12 IO 2 33 15 20 York 8 4 30 18 16 12 Queen’s 12 7 5 28 19 14 Laurentian 12 4 819 30 8 Ryerson 12 1 11 7 35 2 C/AU VOLLEYBALL TOP TEN (OUAA teams capitalized, previous ranking in parentheses) I. Manitoba Bisons (I} 2. Alberta Golden Bears (2) 3. Lava1 Rouge et Or (3) 4. Dalhousie Tigers (4) 5. Winnipeg Wesmen (5) 6. Saskatchewan Huskies (6) 7. UBC Thunderbirds (7) 8. Victoria Vikings (8) 9. Calgary Dinosaurs (9) IO. Sherbrooke Vert at Or (NR)



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OUAA HOCKEY Leading Scorers Player Team GP Yvan Bergeron UQTR 23 John Spoltore Lauder 22 Ryan Savoia Brock 24 D. Macoretta Brock 22 Todd Wetzel Guelph 24 Ben Davis York 24 Dave Trembiay UQTR 23 Darren Dougan Laurentian 24 Aaron Nagy Western 22 Chris Clancy Guelph 24


8 15 7 17

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Mid-East Guelph Toronto Queen’s RMC

Concordia Ottawa McGill

OUAA BASKETBALL Leading Scorers West FG FGA FT FTA Avg. Clint HoltrlBrock 114 177 66 94 26.7 Patrick OsbornelWi 92 205 67 92 23.5 VanKoughnettiUW 80 157 31 43 22.2 Titus ChannerlMac 84 151 48 64 21.8 Shawn RoachIWLU 51 105 49 63 20.6 East FG FGA FT FTA Avg. Alex BeasonlRyer, 94 178 79 110 27.6 David Reid/Ottawa 76 161 54 65 22.4 Brad HardLauren. 69 146 47 53 21 ,O Taffe Charles/Car. 66 144 49 74 20.3 Shawn SworddLtn. 56 135 24 45 16.3 Leading Rebounders West GP OF DF lf? Avg. Clint HoltzBrock It 47 89 136 12.4 Tom BalfelWaterloo IO 31 53 84 6.4 Craig LawlLakehead 12 33 56 89 7.4 Shawn Francis/Mac IO 35 38 73 7.3 Michael MilnelUWO 12 25 61 86 7.2 East GP OF DF Tf? Avg. Jason DresslerKor 9 41 48 89 9.9 Clarence Porter/Ott. 10 28 63 91 9.1 TaHe Charles/Carl. 9 33 46 79 8.8 Shawn SwordslLtn, 10 33 46 79 7.9 Scott Belascoflor. 10 33 39 72 7.2 OlJAA Feb. 8: Concordia Feb. 9: Western Waterloo Feb. IO: Toronto Brock Laurier UQTR Feb. ii: Windsor Concprcfia Laurentian McGill Brock Feb. 12: Guelph Laurentian UQTR Feb. 14: McGill Feb. 15: Laurier RMC Windsor Feb. 16: Ryerson

Laurentian Ryerson

C/AU BASKETBALL TOP TEN (OUAA teams capitalized, previous ranking in parentheses) 1, MCMASTER MARAUDERS (1) 2. Brandon Bobcats (2) 3. Victoria Vikings (4) 4. Alberta Golden B8arS (3) 5. Concordia Stingers (6) 6. RYERSON RAMS (7) 7. Winnipeg Wesmen (5) 8. GUELPH GRYPHONS (8) 9. BROCK BADGERS (9) 10. IAURENTIAN VOYAGEURS(i0) CIAU HOCKEY TOP TEN (OUAA teams capitalized, TP 30 28 26 ;I 31 22


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Acadia Axemen (I) Calgary Dinosaurs (2) UQTR LES PATRIOTES Regina Cougars (5) UN8 Red Shirts (6) Dalhousie Tigers (7) Manitoba Bisons (4) WESTERN MUSTANGS



9. BROCK BADGERS (NR) IO. GUELPH GRYPHONS (9) UPCOMlNG Feb. 17: Ryerson Windsor Feb. 18: Br0ck

Guelph Laurier Carleton Ottawa Feb. 19: Queen’s Carleton Windsor Feb.22: Laurier Waterloo


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HOCKEY Feb. 17: Laurentian at York 7:30 p.m. Queen’s at Toronto 7:30 p.m. Ryerson at Brock 7:30 p.m. Concordia at UQTR 8:00 p.m. Feb. 18: McGill at Ottawa 3:00 p.m. RMC at Toronto 4:00 p.m. Waterloo at Laurier 7:OO p.m. Laurentian at Brock 7:30 p.m. Queen’s at Guelph 7:30 p.m. Western at Windsor 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19: RMC at Guelph 2:00 p.m. (end of the regular season) Feb. 21: Division semi-finals (sudden death}: Feb. 23: Division finals begin (best of three) NORDIC SKIING Feb. 18 & 19: OUAA Finals at Carleton INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD Feb. IO: Western Open 3:OO p.m. S WlMMiNG Feb.17-19: OUAA Finals at Guelph VOLLEYBALL Feb. 18: Western Division Final East Division Final:

8:00 p.m.

THEALL-STARS HOCKEY EAST DIVISION - First P&Zion Player Goal J. F. Rivard Defence Martin Roy Paul O’Hagan Forward Todd Wettel Yvan Bergeron Patrick Genest

Team Ti?ZM? Ottawa Ottawa Guelph Guelph UQTR UQTR

Second Team Player Team Sylvain Rodrique UQTR Alain Cote UQTR Dave Anderson Guelph Forward Jamie Coon Toronto Guy Boucher McGill Chris Clancy Guelph Rookie of the Year: Sylvain Rodrique, UQTR MVP: Todd Wetzel, Guelph Most Gentlemanly: Patrick Genest, UQ Coach of the Year: Dany Dube, UQTR

Position Goal Defence

Position Goal Defence Forward

WEST DIVIsloN First Te;sm PIayer Sean Sasilio Marc Guy John Wynne Aaron Nagy John Spoltore Chris George

Team Western Western Waterloo Western Laurier Laurier

Second Team PIayer Team Joe Dimaline York Mark Strohack Laurier Geoff Schneider Waterloo Forward Ben Davis York Ryan Savoia Brock Dave Matsos Western Rookie of the Year: Ryan SavoialBrck. MVP: Sean Basilio, UWO Most Gentlemanly: Aaron Nagy, UWO Coach of the Year: Mike Pelino, Brock; Graham Wise, York (tie)

Position Goal Defence

Ottawa Feb. 15: McMaster Waterfoo 0 WlAA SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS Feb. 11-12: I, McMaster 686.5 pts. 2. Toronto 537 3. Western 419.5 4. Guelph 368 5. Laurier 287 6. Laurentian 202 7. Brock 193 8. Queen’s 176 9. Windsor 148 10. Waterloo 136

OW!AA VOLLEYBALL FINAL STANDl#GS MPMWMLGW GL 14 13 I 40 I1 14 l-2 2 38 9 14 8 6 31 27 14 6 8 26 29 14 6 8 24 31 14 5 9 24 33 14 3 11 14 35 14 3 11 16 38 MPMWMLGW GL 10 IO 0 30 1 IO 8 2 25 7 IO 6 4 19 14 10 3 712 21 10 3 710 25 10 010 230


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OWIAA BASKE Wed GP Western 12 Brock 12 Lakehead 12 Windsor 12 McMaster 12 Guelph 12 Waterloo 12 Laurier 12 East GP Laurentian IO Toronto 9 Queen’s 11 Ottawa IO York 11 Ryerson 10 Carleton 9

OWIAA VOLLEYBALL RESULTS Feb. 7: York Ryerson 0 (15-6, i6-i4,3i5-8) Feb. 8: Western 3 Laurier 0 { 15-9, 15-9, 15-13) McMaster 3 Brock (12-15, 10-15, I5-t3, 15-0, 15-10~ Waterloo 3 Windsor 0 (15913,I5-7,15-q Feb. 10: Western 3 Brock 0 (15-7, 15-12, 15-12) McMaster 3 Laurier 0 (15-6, 15-9, 15-4) Lakehead 3 Guelph 2 (15-7, 13-15, 9-15, 15-11, 15-7) Toronto 3 Carleton 0 (15-9, 15-7, 15-4) Ottawa 3 Ryerson 0 (15-3, 15-8, 15-11) Feb. 11: Guelph 3 Lakehead I (E-5,4-15, 1512,15-9) York 3 Carleton 0 (15-7, 15-2, 15-2) Toronto 3 Ottawa 0 (15-4, 1593,15-7) Carleton 3 Ryerson 0 (15-9, 15-7, 15-4) York 3 Queen’s 0 (15-2, 15-0, 15-O) Feb. 12: York 3 Ottawa 0 (15-12, 15-4, 15-5)

West McMaster Western Lakehead Brock Waterloo Guelph Windsor Laurier East York Toronto Ottawa Carleton Queen’s Ryerson


T8ALL STANDINGS W L-PF PA Pts 12 0949 579 24 8 4 805 734 1’6 8 4 791 760 16 6 6625 705 12 5 7723 759 IO 4 8 635 690 8 4 8 627 765 8 1 11646809 2 W L PF PA Pts IO 0 752 455 20 7 2682 506 14 6 5667 627 12 5 5549 614 IO 5 6685 704 IO 2 8 454 643 4 0 9 367 607 0

0 W/AA CURLING Results Feb. 10-11: w L McMaster



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Feb. II: Order of Finish: Queen’s, McMaster, Western, Waterloo. Preliminary semi-final: Queen’s 15 Waterloo 0 McMaster 14 Western 3 Bronze: Western 13 Waterloo 6 Gold: Queen’s I5 McMaster 0

A 26 24 16 12 12 10 6 6 A 20 16 12 6 6 0

UPCCIMING EVENTS IN THE OwlAA BASKETBALL Feb. 17: Ryerson at Laurentian 6:15 p.m. Windsor at Lakehead 6:30 p.m. Feb. 18: Bock at Waterloo 12:OO p.m. Guelph at McMaster 12:OO p.m. Ottawa at Toronto 2:00 p.m. Carleton at York 6:00 p.m. Windsor at Lakehead 6:30 p.m. Laurier at Western 7:00 p.m. Feb. 19: Carleton at Toronto I:00 p.m. Queen’s at Laurentian 4:00 p.m, (end of the regular season) Feb. 24 - 26: OWIAA Final Eight at Toronto CURLING Feb. 18 & 19: OWIAA Finals at North Bay Granite Club

8:30 a.m.

NORDIC SKllNG Feb. 18 - 19: OWIAA Finals at Carleton

OWIAA BASKETBALL RESULTS Feb. 7: York 77 Ryerson 46 Queen’s 60 Carleton 48 Feb. 8: Brock 60 McMaster 52 Western 84 Laurier 53 Windsor 52 Waterloo 43 Feb. 10: Lakehead 50 Guelph 54 Queen’s 72 York 50 Laurentian 78 Ottawa 42 Feb. 11: Brock 83 Laurier 49 McMaster 56 Windsor Lakehead 60 Guelph :i Western 92 Waterloo 35 Toronto 78 Queen’s 50 Ryerson 65 Carleton 50 Feb. 12: Laurentian 76 York 47 Feb. 14: Ryerson at Toronto

iNDOOR TRACK AND FiELD Feb. 17: Western Open 3:00 p.m.

VOLLEYBALL - EAST DIVISION *Jeff Chung, Toronto; l David Kantor, Queen’s; Djordje Ljubicic, York; Glen Smith, York; Grant Patterson, Laurentian; Mike Spence, Queen’s (* denotes tie) Rookie of the Year: John Szczurak, UT Coach of the Year: Orest Stanko, UT. Honourable Mentions: Ross Clarke, Toronto; Andrew Sulatycki, York; Aaron Helm, Toronto; Marc Habash, York.

Coach of the Year: Huub Kemmere, Windsor. Honourable Mentions: Rob Mizak, Western; Kevin Shonk, Laurier; Todd Robinson, Brock; Archie Goosens, Guelph.

VaLLEYBALL - WEST DIVlSION Shawn Smith, Waterloo; Steve Ray, Windsor; Geoff White, f&Master; Mati Reed, Waterloo; Al Schroeder, Waterloo, Steve Dunlop, McMaster. Rookie of the Year: Kevin Shonk, WLU


VOLLEYBALL OWIAA Finals at Ottawa: Feb. 17: I: Toronto vs Lakehead 1:OO p.m. 2: t&Master vs Carleton 3:00 p.m. 3: Ottawa vs Western 5:30 p.m. 4: Brock vs York 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18: Consolation semi-finals: Loser 1 vs Loser 2 II :30 a.m. Loser 3 vs Loser 4 130 p.m. Championship semi-finals: Winner 1 vs Winner 2 4:00 p,m. Winner 3 vs Winner 4 6:00 p,m. Feb. 19: 5th/8th place match 9:00 a.m. Bronze Medal match I I:30 a.m. Gold Medal match 2:00 p.m.



Wayne Dustin, Carleton; Arto Ahonen, Lakehead; Rodney Puumala, Lakehead; Craig Storey, Lakehead; David Climle, Waterloo; Arno Turk, Robert



Stephen Daniel& Waterloo; Ian Michaels, Queen’s; 6radley Frenette, Waterloo.

Where the great plains The Tragically Hip w/ The Odds and Change of Heart Mupie Ltwf Gardem Friday, February 10 by Pat Merlihan Imprint staff



here is nothing tragic about the Hip these days, except perhaps their frustrating struggle to gain a 1ittlc intcmat ional attention. Touting their brand new Duy .f;,r N&irt album across the country to sold-out venues has to be at least comforting, in that they’re Canada’s most close-to-the-heart musicians as well as our best kept SXret. in spite of this captivity, their top-notch performance at Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens Friday night put stars in the eyes of all Hipsters in attendance. Being somewhat skeptical of arena rock pcrfomancc, my prcshow cynicism about the Hip’s latest grand&c tour was violently squashed with their incredible pcrformancc. Taking the stage at the stroke of nine and immcdiatcly launching into “Grace Too,” Dl<vjtir NigWs lead-off track, the tone was immcdiately set for the subsequent two hour performance. Gut-wrenching Gord Downic angst, with all the bells and whistles of a killer stage performance, easily had the crowd in a frenzy. The crowd, it should be mcntioncd, was the sort that would scream their lungs out in response to anything’ Downie said. Of par-


Lydia Lunch and .Exene Cervenka The Upera House, Toronto Friday, February 10

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ccording to the blathering sychophants (the ones queued up prior to the “performance” with their reams of records, books and porn magazines to get autographed), it had been quite awhile since either Lydia Lunch or Excne Cervenka had played in Toronto. As it was, both joined forces for a duelling spoken word performance Friday night at Toronto’s Opera House. Lunch, formerly of Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, and sometime Nick Cave and Sonic Youth collaborator, and Exene, the former singer/songwriter of Los Angeles’ seminal punk band X, hit the stage together armed with nothing but their own tardy scraps of binder paper. Tonight, there would be no music.




titular interest was Gord’s interpretation of southern Ontario geography; comparing it to human anatomy, he proclaimed Toronto as “the navel, Kingston the vagina, and Hamilton the cock!” [??I)] And to think that to the most of us Ham-

ilton had always been merely the armpit. The crowd couldn’t have cared less -- they ate it up with earshattering screams of approval. Following with “Fully Completcly” and “Inevitable Death” quelled any fears of unfulfilled ex-

For her part, Lunch chose to read from a podium, thereby allowing her to excrcisc a theatrical and emotional reading. Exenc, on the other hand, was by far the more restrained of the two as she held her notes tight-fistedly in front of her face, obscuring all but her mop of hair and chic Oriental pyjamas. The two would alternately take turns talking, sometimes employing overlapping dialogue for dramatic and poetic effect. First and foremost on their agenda, they charged right into 0. J. Simpson. It was a harbinger of things to come, first because they want him to fry (Lunch wants a lot ofpeople to fry, but more on that later), and setondly because they touched down on just about every American tabIoid scandal of the past twenty-four montlx -- Lorenna Bobbit, the brothers, Joey Menendez Buttaticco, Rodney King, etc., etc., etc.... and, of course, Kurt Cobain. Their attack on Kurt was a littie surprising, given the presumption that he was part of “the family.” Fuck that! ! As far as Lunch is

concerned, he was a pathetic loser, and so, for the same matter, is the whole “alternative nation,“especiallythe idiots withal1 the body picrcings, tattooes and DOG Martins. I didn’t say it, she did, but I can’t say that I disagree either. Of the two of them, Lunch was by far the more volatile, cynical and sarcastic. Both are doubtlessly pessimistic, something I’m sure is the result of their urban nightmare but upbringings, Exene is more reflec-’ tivc



pectations to rest. With a stripped down stage and effects limited to a video screen that occasionally blasted soothing images of water and candle light, Downie and crew indulged fans with an experience few wi 11forget. Most of their set pulled tracks fiorn hy for Night and Fully Completely, yet ventured further back to Road Apples and Up to Here. Unfortunately, nothing was taken from their self-titled EP. Regardless, the set was flawless. “Fifty Mission Cap” was the first of the night that had fans in an orgy shouting every word; a special moment indeed. “Bugs” followed, demonstrating their recent experimental edge, then launching into Fuliy Completely’s “Hundreth Meridian,” stretching it to epic-length chit chat and emotional yelps. For one song only, Gord strapped on an acoustic guitar to take part in a three minute intro of “Daredevil.” The token cheeziness came in the slower number, “Scared,” which compelled fans to brandish their lighters. Oh well. “Little Bones” finally breached the back and forth song selection between the last two albums, keeping fans enthmlled with rock-star fantasies of singing it. Reaching further back to Up to Here was the all-too familiar “New Orleans is Sinking” which was, as always, the song of the night. As per usual, the song was dragged out for a good ten minutes; Downie boxed the mike stand, strutted across floor amps, danced in circles, and delivered his poetic message while


straight-out angry. This Lydia Lunch has a worldview that, if it can be concisely elaborated, goes something like this: There are problems on the planet; these problems are caused by people (who didn’t ask


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begin [this time] he questioned “Is your freedom fucked?” The re-mixes to this song are an on-going platform that have nlot only come to be expected, but are an institution within theirliveperformance. Beforetheir four song dlouble encore, an energized rendition of“Fire in the Hole” left the audience screaming for more. And scream they did. Opening were Toronto’s Change of IHeart and Vancouver’s Odds, both hot on the heals of their new relleases. Change of Heart may be sporting $100,000 CFNY award money for being a “new” discovery, but their 14 year career still sounded ernpty in the cavernous Gardens. Taking selections from their new re-release, Tummysuckk, Change of Heart did little to change my opinion in their short 45 minute set. Besides trying to coax crowd response with the all-too cheesy “PARTY,“Change of Heart should have taken the money and run. The Odds, on the other hand, had a solid performance with songs from their debut album, NeopolitLtn, follow-up album, Bed Bugs and hot new release, Good Weird Feeling. However, writing fairly catchy tunes with quirky themes is a trend that is becoming a little too Canadian. In songs like their new one “Radio in Heaven,” a trio of voices brought scary visions of Moxy Fruvous to mind. Otherwise, the Odds seem to have a couple of new hits on their hands, and what better way to promote them than opening for Canadian heart throbs The Tragically Hip.

MANKIND!! Is she serious? Under the veneer of her smirks and snarls, only Lydia knows for sure. Obviously, as a man who doesn’t quite subscribe to the “Monster Within” womep-arevictims and men-aretheir-oppressors mentality, I can’t say that I exactly wholeheartedly embrace everything that Lunch and Exene have firm convictions about. But neither can I say that it wasn’t highly entertaining. In the end, it was a little bit of everything - high camp and provocative thought -- and you really can’t ask for much more than that. Except, of course, for some equal time bashing on Courtney Love. [Actually, they did a lot of that



Worried Sloan Fed Hall Wednesday, Feb. 15 by Andy Dixon special to Imprint


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finesse and muscle, have terrific stage presence and audience rapport, look like they’re having a ball of fun, and provide worthy inspiration to upstart musicians across the country. They are a consummate Canadian band, combining a British classic rock sensibility [Beatles, Stones, The Who] with American underground affectations [The Pixies, Sonic Youth], and still manage to sound remarkably

umours have been flying the past month or so about the ‘mminent demise of Nova Scotian superstars Sloan. Apparently, the band is pissed at their major American label, Geffen, for lack of support Stateside, or so the rumour goes, and is now facing a possible break-up. The fact that drummer Andrew Scott now permanently resides in Toronto hasn’t exactly helped quell the rumour. Many observers feel the hearsay’s probably nothing but a well orchestrated pub1 icity stunt though, an exercise, as it were, to dissuade Gcffcn from picking up their option on Sloan’s next couple of albums. Sloan, you see, would like to rclcasc on their own label, Murdcrecords, and who can blnmt: them. Whatcvcr. LJndcrstandably, this little cloak ofmystcry provides a bit of drama on Sloan’s c‘urrent tour of @ltario, a It’s not the band I hate.,. it’s their fans! tour which saw them play the campus cattlc shed Wednesday night. Should the fresh. In a nutshell, if Sloan EX~ZZ~ mcri ts of Wcdncsday’s performwants to pack it all in, then they’d be ancc hold any value howcvcr, as making a regrettable mistake. indeed with cvcly show Sloan’s In any event, Wednesday’s percvcr made in the region, it seems formance displayed a number of surthat any li kcly dcci sion to break-up prises andvariations on last summer’s would be nothing short of foolVolcano gig. Most obviously, they’ve hardy. de-emphasized “Underwhelmed,” Sloan are an unbelievably taltheir signature piece. Formerly the ented band. They have an incredshowstopper, the song Wednesday ible craft for songwriting, a gift for was placed subtly mid-set and played melody and harmony, play with at the slower Peppermint EP tempo

My Neighbour Ned Grad House Friday, February 10 by Candacc Baran Imprint staff


ed has packed up the u-haul and moved out of the neighbourhood. Yes, that’s right. The band “My neighbour Ned” broke up two days before their scheduled gig at the Grad House last Friday night. Half of the former Ned duo, Mike Busseri, entertained the masses despite the breakup. To fill the void, Scott Deneau and his merry gang - sister Christine Deneau and Thomas Murrey - performed for the troops in the second set. It was a lonely image - Mike performing next to an empty microphone. Some of the songs he sang were a little rcpctitivc, but hey, he’s new to the solo artist scene. His quicker tunes were more entertaining than the slower songs. Mike had an easy, relaxed rap-


port with the audience at the Grad House. After about a dozen songs, he ended the set with a political song about the KKK, and a rift from Pearl Jam’s ‘Better Man.’ Next, Scott Deneau graced the makeshift stage. I’ve seen Scott Deneau perform once before and his charismatic stage presence left a favourable impression. Deneau announced a second album to be released this May. On Friday, however, he performed many songs from his “Autumn Moon” album. If you’ve ever seen Deneau perform, you know that he throws himselfphysically and emotionally into every song he croons. It’s amazing. His guitar shakes, his body rustles with pent-up emotion, yet his voice can ripple from complete calm to passionate exuberance in a matter of seconds. His partners in crime provided additional entertainment. Thomas Murrey brought several instruments to the show. At the start of the first few songs, he timbled around in

[most radio listeners are probably more familiar with their much quicker Smeared version]. All the same, the song still fcatured a brilliant mid-song guest rap from Maritime labelmates Hip Club Groove and some kid who got on stage to play bass. The role ofshow-stopping piecede-resistance appears to have now shifted to “Penpals,” a song as strong as anything they’ve done and, egads, only just recently featured onT’e Rita MffcNeiI Show. Then there was the fab encore, featuring “People of the Sky,” as well as a great cover of the MCS’s “Back in the USA,” and then placing bassist and all-around band hunk Chris Murphy behind the drum kit. Under this arrangement Sloan ended the night with a long ‘60’s style jam freak-out with Murphy savagely improvising, as ridiculous as it sounds, like a young Keith Moon. That and an hours worth of autograph signing, Most of the main set was made up of the veritable greatest hits package from Smcwred and Twice Remowd -- “1 Am The Cancer,” “Median Strip,” “Take It In,” “Sugartune,” “I Hate My Generation,” “Coax Me,““WorriedNow,““Snowsuit Sound,” and a bunch of others including a new forthcoming single. So many great songs from a so-far merely brief career. All in all, another stellar showing from one of Canada’s best, freshest, and most consistent rock and roll bands.

his magical, musical tickle trunk searching for the perfect tool to accompany Deneau. he pulled out a flute, a clarinet, a saxophone, even something that looked like a warped cheese grater. Fast or slow, he added his musical two cents to every one of Scott’s songs. When he accompaniedvocalswith hisownvoice, , he read Scott’s lips and provided a musical echo that was a little distracting. The highlight of the show came when sister Christine joined Scott for “Autumn Moon.” A satisfied hush fell over the crowd. Christine has a vocal style similar to Sarah McLaughlin’s soothing style on “Fumbling Towards Ecstacy”. Watch for performances by the Deneau duo, this team will send your ears to mu% cal nirvana. Ned’s moving out of the neighbourhood and Scott Deneau’s moving in with till force.


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he bone-jarring violence and spectacular physical feats are just gravy. What the true football fanatic wants out of the sport, and out of video game simulations of the game, is to impose order over an uncertain and dangerous universe. Sure, throwing: sn 8 to your star receiver is nothing beats the inexc ing of driving down the eight, twelve yards at a the high delivered when you stuff / a running back for a twoloss on third-and-inches. does Sega Genesis’ new NF ‘95 game cartridge deliver 7 Well, yes and no. .f 1 First, what you expect \ $ :.:a to be there: 1. All of the stand- /fm# ard formations, plays, and options are availabl from being able to access ins replay: 5aft&- each play for saj brig the play is not large enough to complr ztely store a play that lasts any longer than aIlout 10 seconds); ( 2. All 28 NFL teams (plus a few all-star ones), inclucLing rosters with all key players, plus info SCImeens about all of the skill positions includi ng their 1993 season stats; 3. The regular season schedules for the last three seasons, allowing you to play through a season all the way to the Super Bowl while the game keeps track of the pertinent stats.

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couple of weeks ago, I experienced The Notorious B.I.G., the same artist whose record I reviewed recently, live in concert in Toronto. In general, I am not one for concerts since my near-fatal ordeal at the Cypress Hill/House of Pain joint a year and a half ago. Yet, when I heard the Notorious One would be live at the Apollo, I knew I had to be thcrc. A freestyle competition was also to take place, and my crew and I were looking forward to the opportunity to catch

pened. Curious? This is how it all went down. After a long wait in a basement full of ruffnecks, perpetrators, punk shorties, and honey-coated females, and after coolin’ with the likes of

lights went out. Some of the honeys 1 mentioned previously got crushed (I think 1 might even have stepped on one or two myself,) but you know what they say -- if you can’t take the heat... Needless to

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$&$ all those fresh females $&riously absent. Bang, s opportunity to jump newest groups to F row. Smalls, unfazed Yence, (once again, born . Goes In The Ghetto.” Let me tell ,and r&&d m Brooklyn) began once you about it. GARBAGE. I gqe~s r more.’ ‘With the track that put him there’s nothing wrong with bragon the map, “Juicy,” he dropped a ging about gatts, glocks, shanks, lyrical bomb on the joint. Unfortuand 187s, but if .y&?he. frp@::: nately, again, violence was 360 deRexdale.. .? Damn, ~&&“$&~$&‘~ ;. grees around me. Hcadbutts, group need to check themselves for real. -‘;&warming, and mass hysteria. There Anyway, as the crew got booed .‘:” was a low, grid-like ceiling, and p&&. dread de-, .‘:: punks wpre hanging from it like 6 Princess St. W waterloo 885-2950

could smell them from backstage), anarchy was the result. Complete chaos. After dropping “Things Done Changed,” numerous brawls ensued, both in the crowd and on stage. Someone threw a beer bottle

the point is, the actual concert was lzype! Jt was so hype! Notorious took a breather, and the freestyle contest started, but ended with the first MC. getting beat down on the stage. But then, all of a sudden, the music stopped, the mic was turned off, and the stage crew began to pack up. What was this? It was over? Sad but true. .This was just another case of unnecessary violence in rap -- something that has affected Toronto in a big way. This is not the Bronx, and why these shorties must pose as badasscs is beyondme when most ofthem have to be home by 12:30 am. And people wonaer1 wny brg name acts are reluctant to appear in T.O. , 1


















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Three Colours: Red directed by KrzysztufKieslowski at the Princess Cinema February 17-23 by Johanna Neufeld Imprint staff


fter accidentally running over a dog, a young woman encounters a reclusive magistrate. Struck by his complete indifference to his injured pet, she is surprisingly drawn to this eccentric man, and curiously returns to see him. A strange relationship develops, in which they chaIlenge and expand each others’ perceptions. Red is the final instalment in Krzysztof Kieslowski’s trilogy

well as Kieslowski’s career as a director. Irene Jacob is the Swiss model and student Valentine. Genuinely concerned about others and seemingly happy with her own life, she unknowingly hides the problems her family and boyfriend cause. Rather decided in her values and way of thinking, the old man confiontsValentine’suncertainties and gives her reason to doubt. Their diverse yet similar viewpoints give the film a clear,

and almost


focus. Jean-Louis Trintignant plays the disillusioned and retired former judge, Disgusted with humanity and its hypocrisy, he listens to the telephone conversations of his neighbourF. Not really worried

about hurting anyone, for him the definition of right and wrong is not as clear as it once was. The truth will eventually come out, he says, as everything justifies itself in the end. Believing more in the future and forces beyond his control, he balances Valentine’s opposing philosophies. Their opinions often resemble the fluctuating scales of blind justice, The director addresses numerous themes in his film. The two main characters struggle with communication, fate, chance, pessimism, doubt, and belief, and the emotional anguish these all create in their lives and those of strangers. It also shows us just how close we are to others, even though we often don’t know or believe it. As the title suggests, there are countless references to the aforementioned colour. The director uses several; vibrant shades of crimson as a silent medium, to express the often closed feelings of the characters. Symbolizing danger, confusion, anger, and embarrassment; red also represents the passionate rage of jealousy, love, and hate. With Kieslowski, he delves into the depths ofhuman interaction and thought. A complex film with conflicting subjects, Red is powerful yet provocative.






by Greg Imprint

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It seems rather ironic th a It Massive Attack are currently re C :eiving some attention stateside (wide domestic release of the album, radio airplay) due in great part to the evcrgrowing popularity of the similar sounding Portishcad. Ironic because Geoff Barrow and Beth Gibbons’ main musical progenitors arc fellow Bristolians Massive Attack, whose 199 1 Blue Lirzcs was a benchmark of mixing movlc soundtrack atmospherics with slight hip-hop beats. W hatcver the impetus, any albums they sell arc well-deserved, as this shows some very strong musical innovation. If one wanted to be banal about it, they could say that if you love Portishead, you’re likely going to like Massive Attack too. Many of the same characteristics that make the former band enticing - strong vocals, moody overtones in the music, and so forth - are what make the latter just as special. There are differences between the two of course, which stem mainly from the soul element in


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TheJ~rkyBqsisamovicabout prank phone calls. Sounds like it has tons of promise. Yeah right! While the movie looks like it will hit video shelves quicker thanLast Action Hero, the soundtrack seems like it has some staying power. With a wide variety of current artists like Green Day, House Of Pain, Superchunk and Collective Soul contributing tracks this is not as big a bomb as the movie. The Jerky Boys manage to follow the example set by the Reservoir Dogs and Pu@ Rction soundtracks. Character dialogue (this time prank phone calls) is found interspersed between songs and even in the songs. Given the topic of the movie, TheJerky Boys Soundtrack is perfectly suited to this type of treatment. Too bad it is poorly done and for the most part ruins some otherwise good songs (the Coolio song is just one). Johnny




with vocals that, oddly enough, sound like they belong in some old James Bond flick from the sixties. Both tracks are based around Bontempi drum beats and, with “Sly,” on light mystical strings that set a very strong mood. You can almost picture Goldfinger dancing around Bond with her seductive short cuts from their ‘hilarious’ prank phone calls. While inventivc, this track is hardly listenable. As is the trend of late with soundtracks, a number of the tracks reflect the theme ofthe movie. L7’s cover of an old Blondie t‘une “Hangin’ On The Telephone” and “Dial & Jam” by Coolio & The 40

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Massive Attack. Both “Karmacoma” and “Eurochild” have the pair of rappers 3D and Tricky, who exchange thoughtful words on the state of the world back and forth amongst one another, all to extremely sedate but ultimately fascinating beats. Even better are the two tracks led by singer Nicolette, who draws the listener in


the Jerky Boysj opens the soundtrack with the expected joke prank cut “Accordions & Keyboards.” The closing bonus track “(You Got Me) Sick As A Dog” is yet another warped Jerky Boys original. It combines heavy altemo-music with

are the heat of this lot. Cover songs abound on this soundtrack. L7 rips through the aforementioned Blondic song. Helmet does a highly imitative, although very credible, version of Black Sabbath’s “Symptom OfThe Universe” and Tom Jones does a


metallic skin. Or something like that As if this wem’t enough, the single “Protection” and album track “Better Things” utilize the (cucrently) wasted talents of Everything But the Girl’s Tracy Thorn, Her voice rings out true and heartfelt like it hasn’t in years, and the juxtaposition of her pop/easy listening instincts, and Massive Attack’ssmooth hip-hop groove make for the album’s cornerstones. Now all she has to do is dump Ben Watt, and move on to what seems to be her true calling (yeah, like that’s likely). By now you might be getting the sense that this album is like a supergroup collective (I haven’t even mentioned the two instumentals on here, one with what sounds like a close sampling of the Halloween theme music), and in many ways this is exactly the feeling you get. Mixing hip-hop, Petula Clark, and Tracy Thorn appears to be a very disparate combination, yet Massive Attack pull it off fantastically, making it an entirely organic mix of styles. Aside from an awful cover of “Light My Fire” at the close, this album is quite definitely brilliant. A must-have for hip and happening cafes and coffee houses everywhere.

horribly jazzy version Lenny Kravitz’s “Are You Gonna Go My Way .” What the hell is a horn section doing on this Kravitz song? What a complete pile of crap. Songs by Green Day, Superchunk and Collective Soul keep this soundtrack afloat despite some painful moments (due in most part to the movie cuts). Green Day contribute “2,000 Light Years Away,” a highlight from their indie debut Kerplunk. The Collective Soul song “Gel” is so damn catchy you just want to hate it. The derivativepounding guitars sound like every other guitar band out there but “Gel” is a fine song regardless. North Carolina’s Superchunk remake an old tune of theirs. “Shallow End” is given a mellow treatment. Theirjangly guitar rock is quite enjoyable and is easily the best tune here. The Beastie Boys sometime-DJ Hurricane recreates the B-boys style on the peppy “Four Fly Guys,” but House Of Pain’s “Beef Jerky” is plain 1y bormg. The Jerky Buys contains a wide disparity in the song quality. It does manage to gather a wide range of artists spanning many genres of music. Just like the Jerky Boys comedy albums though, the soundtrack is fine in small doses but all at once it proves way too much.

by Sandy Atwal Imprint staff

It has often been said that The Beautiful South is a one-trick pony. While this may be true, it is equally true that their one trick is very good. By uniting the sappiest ofmelodies with the most caustic of lyrics (and by doing both extremely well) The Beautiful South have fashioned a career out of being pop music’s first truly post-modem band. They don’t just write songs about writing songs, but rather they write songs about why writing songs is stupid. (There are five such songs on this compilation.) curry On up the Charts collects more than its fair share of The Beautiful South’s singles, and in a special Canadian-only edition of this CD, tacks on another CD with sixteen b-sides - all for the price of a normal CD. The track selection for the Asides would have been a more interesting collection for both fans and for those wanting an introduction to The Beautiful South, if the compilers had decided upon better album tracks instead of sticking strictly with singles. Songs like “You Keep It All In” and “We Are

Each Other” are good songs, very good, but their inclusion leaves out obviously superior tracks. While the selection from WeZcome tu the Beuuriful South, the band’s first album, is fairly representative, the band’s second (and best) album., Choke, is represented with only three tracks (one of them, “Let Love Speak Up Itself” is a bit of a throwaway) as opposed to four tracks for all the other albums. Equally redundant are the four singles from the band’s last album, which was rleleased less than a year ago. The obligatory extra/bonus track “One Last Love Song” is, happily, a fine work as opposed to the cast-offs usually included in such compilations. The B-sides CD is reason enough to buy this greatest hits package both in terms of quality and quantity. Only five of the sixteen tracks are covers, including one by the brothers Gibb(!) and tracks like “They Used to Wear Black” and “In Other Words I Hate You”easi ly rank up there with the band’s best work. The Beautiful Southare a love them/hate them band. Many people simply can’t get over the radiofriendly sound that the band embraces in order to parody. Fans, however, will find more than enough in the band’s lyrics to keep them interested.

meis a difference. Not joes each of the eleven gs on the album have catchy melody, somevhat-intelligent-butnot-too-profound lyrics (man, I hate it when I have to think a@&s :. about what the words .., ...x mean!), and energy to spare, but - and herein lies what separates them from any other power-pop ;roup oui mtxc - me .illjoys are actually )od. That is, you can ‘tl the volume down ess than ear-splitting levels, and they still rise above mediocrity. The album starts out with the energetic “‘Today I hate Everyone,” which has already become a mainby Natalie Gillis stay of CFWY play lists (so it must Imprint staff be cool). The energy level pretty much continues in the same vein Yeah, yeah, I know this althroughout the rest of the songs, bum’s beer) out for a while, but giving way only on the final track. there’s a reason why you’re seeing Although “Someplace” takes this review now as opposed to someits place as the obligatory slow song, time last g$ar. “; ..Starv was ori& i j_.t&z&jll&~~: have pulled it off withr: an i~d~~;~e~ei~~,1, ;,~~~~~‘~of~-.!i’;”cdin&~n;; ~it%qn just that. lnL,+: ..I( ‘2;iiI ,.:>, you who pay c~~$~~~&@fi’ig &$$ ’ .$&ad &@@iqg “G&, :. >:we know this things wil&a&noti$d tl&:$&nep ,I “‘“ii :; ,,~~:~fe&~ @$y, ,,gopgbut we’re music logo ‘~~~~~~~~~,c~ort::~~~~e.~ a$":thfe~ingii,t :$fi .:jeit, $0 you know :>,./,..‘:x : edition, rnarki’~~:~~~~~:?,.~lljo~~,~~~.. .+i. :r;uhat caring, sensitiye’ guys we re: i.::. .k~... 1. ,: s.3:; _j > v::“” ‘::; :;i#: . . (. label debut. ,.lt/:i.:“y;.‘, :<< ally are,” the song simply rounds Unfortunately, that’s the only out the album and adds a tone of difference between the new and old finality to the whole thing. versions ofslurPy (they could have All in all, this is a great collecincluded a bonus track or sumetion of sungs f101u d baml on th rise. And, oh yeah, before I forget thing!) but, given the overall strength of the album, this is nothto throw in that all important coming to cry about. parison to some big American band, if you like the Lemonheads, you Admittedly, the Killjoys do sound a lot like just about every and the Killjoys will get along just other power-pop group out there, fine. na]ly



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by Sandy Atwal Imprint staff

by Brad Imprint

Hughes staff

Three Mile Pilot is a three piece band that’s proud of the fact that they operate outside the normal bounds of most three pieces. The focus is clearly on what bassist Armistead Burwell Smith IV can create with his obvious talent. I know, I know, you’re thinking that this is just another Primus. But you’re wrong. Smith turns the bass into a very lyrical instrument. This metamorphosis from rhythm to melody was probably a necessary move though. The vocals are at the very bottom of the mjx and you’ve really got to concentrate to make out the lyrics. I would rather listen to the album without the vocal tracks and not have to worry about the apocalyptic vision of the group’s vocalist. He doesn’t have much to offer in the way of emotion other than disenchantment, pain, and an abject state of loneliness. The music helps reinforce these themes.

by Dave Fisher special to Imprint All the “are-they-an-indie-or-not” arguments aside, Matador Records has what’s probably the hippest roster of artists in music today. I needn’t bother boring you by regurgitating that roster, suffice to mention that one of my dearest favourites (up there with Pavement, etc. etc.) is the little-known and mysterious Bailter Space. Admittedly obscure (Vorturu carries neither bandmember listings, songwriting credits, photos, nor recognizable graphics), it’s no mystery why Matador continues to carry them despite negligible record sales: quite simply, Bailter Space has a knack for knocking out great songs that sound like nobody else. Naturally, a couple of comparisons are in order, so I suppose I’ll toss Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine and Joy Division in to the stew. Normally this would be enough to scare the shit out of me because bands with those comparisons are usually nothing but the most slavish run-of-the-mill imitators. Bailter Space isn’t like that; rather, they’ve carved out such a unique aural landscape for themselves that they deserve to keep only the best of company. That company certainly wouldn’t disapprove, as their peerage attests. Bailter Space has actually been around for over fifteen years. Originally calling them-

Nine of the ten tracks move ominously slow. The exception is “97-MT,” which moves at a brisk pace but doesn’t shake that brooding feel the rest of the songs give off. This is certainly not 199% feelgood album of the year. The best aspect of this group is their interesting use of off-beat instruments such as the bagpipes in the opening track “Shang vs. Hanger.” They also make use of a session player named Jim French who makes his own bizarre instruments. He’s credited with playing the lur, the midgaard serpent, the svegl, and the war flute. Each of these instruments sounds just as dark and dissonant as the rest of the album. If you’re into mocdy, distant music then this album might appeal to you. While I admire the musicians, I find the songwriting all too predictable. It’s easy to sense when the supposedly dramatic crescendoes are going to occur. You know that the melody (a term I use loosely in this band’s case) isn’t going to change at all through the song. After 60 minutes of this it gets awfully tiring. Three Mile Pilot strives to create its own dark reality with this album. It’s not appealing at all; I prefer my own strange, twisted reality.

selves The Gordons, the New Zealand powertrio first put out a couple of albums and an EP in the early ‘80’s under the Gordons moniker for the infamous Flying Nun label before changing their name to the even vaguer sounding Bailter Space. Known in those earlier days for their simple jagged chords, brooding rhythms, deliberate overdriving feedback, indecipherable lyrics and ear-shredding volume, the trio’s sound has continued to grow spatially and in texture under their new identity. Vortura is the band’s fifth album (they’ve also got a bunch of totally cool EPs) and their third for Matador, although another one’s supposed to be available this coming spring. I suppose die-hard nit-pickers could argue that Vortmz doesn’t really veer that far from 1993’s Robot World, but that was a fantastic album. Besides, Bailter Space has never -- nor will ever -- come close to acheiving the sort of successes that get all the Live’s, Weezer’s, and Veruca Salt’s lining up to rip them off, so you needn’t worry about them sounding like typical MTV fare should you be in any regard concerned. This is a sound that is wholly original. With highlights including the moody and melodic “Process Paid,” “X,” “No 2,” “Dark Blue” and ‘*Shadow,” this is music that lulls and punishes at the same time. You won’t be dancing to Vortwu, nor is it likely one could win over new girlfriends with it. If this sounds like a recipe for manicdepressives, I mean, who gives a fuck. I can’t get enough and, for what it’s worth, neither can Matador. Take it to the bank -- this band is cooler than you or I will ever be,

For a perfect example of how out of touch with contemporary music Rolling Stone really is, check out The Rolling Stone Record Guide. It’s an oh-so comprehensive record guide that covers everything from Elvis Presley and The Beatles to Miles Davis and Parliament to The Smiths and Husker Du, In the entry for Big Black, producer Steve Albini’s seminal mid-eighties band, no album receives more than one and a half stars, and the band’s whole oeuvre is dismissed as pre-industrial crap. Such narrow-mindedness no doubt thriIls Albini to his cold, black heart since his work both as an artist and as producer to the alternative stars (Nirvana, PJ Harvey, The Pixies) has always remained as far outside the mainstream as is possible without being wilfully obscure. His new project, Shellac, is no different. Another three piece, like Big Black, Shellac is a major stylistic leap forward for Albini and demonstrates the musical will of a man not


satisfied with staying behind the controls of a mixing board. The combination of a strong musical background as well as a proven track record in the studio benefits Albini immensely -- his new band demonstrates how his broad background can produce a truly unique sound. Shellac, unsurprisingly, owes much of its sound to Big Black. The scratchy, metallic guitarsandAlbini’sunmistakableshout-singing are all there, but there’s no doubt that the band, although undoubtedly abrasive, is slightly less so than Alblini’s previous outfit. The use of a real drummer helps the band’s sound immensely, and tracks like “The Admiral” and “Crow” display a radically different style than the jackhammer drilling of Big Biack. Much of At Action Park sounds like a demo; not because there are any obvious errors in the recording, but rather the crisp edges, that even an album like Nevermind possesses, are gone. There are few versechorus-verse song structures, and the intros and outros to many of the songs sound unrehearsed. All of this is planned, of course, but the band has managed to demonstrate that a simple trio, in a world of Nine Inch Nails and 256 track recording, can still do interesting things with drums, a guitar and a bass.



Friday, February I+?,1995

by Alan special

by Chris Imprint

Aldworth staff

The Soup Dragons have always had trouble offering up anything of any substance. Their cover of the Stones’ “I’m Free,” although somewhat a commercial success, was hardly great. Hot-wired gave us forgettable hit singles in “Divine Thing” and “Pleasure,” but Hydrophonic is worse. It’s basically a rehashing of the last album without the hit singles. Sean Dickson has assembled three new Soup Dragons to help carry on the name, butHydr-uphonic is decidedly his baby. Dickson is laughable in saying that “this album sounds more like a band than anything I’ve ever done” since it is quite the contrary and he handles almost all of the playing. As front man and main songwriter one would think that Dickson’s influence would overshadow the contribu-


tions of the other members. Hydruphonic turns out to be a sad effort in name dropping. Mickey Finn of T. Rex fame adds bongos and congas to the lame “May The Force Be With You.” The Specials help otit vocally on the atrocious reggae turned industrial thrash number “Rest In Peace” in which Talking Heads’ Tina Weymouth also plays bass. The use of Bootsy Collins (ParliamentFunkadelic) and his trademark bass on “Mothetiker” does not raise the quality by one degree. . Hydrophonic takes on a much larger sound than their previous efforts. The gospel tinged lead off number “One Way Street” is as good as this gets, which isn’t saying much. A few songs reflect the sound of fellow Scats Primal Scream. Not much of a surprise as the Soup Dragons seem to be constantly ripping off “next big thing” coming out of the U.K. Don’t be surprised if next time out it’s Oasis. Perpetually jumping on the bandwagon, Hydrophonic ends up sounding dated and unoriginal.


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There ‘ssomethingyoushouldknow I just.fuund my new direction 2nd i hope you like the key.” So opens the first track on the first Simple Minds release in 3 years. The above lyrics can refer to one of two things, the first being vocalist Jim Kerr’s personal life in which he’s recently battled a depression brought on by being in his mid-30s (go figure) or to the changes which have occured in the personnel ranks of Simple Minds over the period since the release of “Real Life” in 1991. Either way these words set

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Canada has produced some truly fine bands with the likes of the Hip, TPOH, 54-40 and yes, even the mega Bryan Adams. However I have never really &en impressed with the state of synthbased alternative music here. This genre has spawned such extremes

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the tone for “Good News From The Next World” and for the future of the band itself. Just as the release of Celebration (a compilation of material from the first theree albums) in 1980 closed out the early stage of the i band’s career, the release of the greatest hits package Glittering Prize closed the door on the period which saw Simple Minds rise to become one of the top live acts in the world. Now it’s 1995 and Simple Minds is down to only two members: Jim Kerr and longtime friendand guitarist Charlie Burchill. Gone are the keyboard laden tracks of the 1980s and in their place is an album of straightforward rock and roll featuring numerous session musicians and the strong production skills of Keith Forsey, the man behind their huge smash “(Don’t You) Forget About Me.” In their place there is a new found reliance as the “new-wave” Spoons to Einsturzende Neubautenwannab& Skinny Puppy. And who can forget everyone’s favourite sunglass toting, lip-curling heartthrob Corey Hart. I’d given up on hearing anything new that was half decent until this past week and the arrival of Thrive. Transcendent is the word I think I’m looking for...this two piece outfit from Toronto is just fantastic. Awash in reverb and atmospheric in the extreme, Thrive’s &track Sophistry E.P. is a work of art. Vocals and lyrics are done by the sultry voiced Madame Quattorze and the “machinery” is programmed/played by Deane (the dropping of the last names is everso key). As for the music,’s quite hard to describe. The closest comparison I can draw is to the now defunct Curve. Fierce guitars, heavy pulsating synth iines and everpresent string samples drift through every track.

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Originally on Fugazi’s Dischord label, Shudder to Think don’t exactly fall into Washington D.C.‘s hardcore community, but rather manage to create a grinding staccato sound that takes some cues from bands like Minor Threat and Black Flag, but builds on their atonal din to create a much more (ahem) pleasant sound. The most obvious difference between Shudder to Think and most other hard rock bands is lead singer Craig Wedren’s warbling, falsetto voice. As opposed to the typical growl of the Angry Youth of Today, Wedren’s voice adds a subtle

on the guitar of Charlie Burchill, and from my point of view he more than stands up to the task. The themes running throughout this album are typical of Jim Kerr as we get a rehash of the faith, self renewal, and redemption writings of Once Upon A Time and Real Life. If you don’t believe me just Iook at the song titles to get the idea. “Great Leap Forward “and “My Life” jump out as obvious examples. For those interested watch out for the danceable “Night Music ” as the second single following “She’s A River. ” I didn’t really like this album upon first listen but with each subsequent playing it has grown on me. This album is like nothing Simple Minds have put out before which shows that t:hey are not content to rest on their past successes. Give the Good News a chance, it deserves one.

Included is a brilliant remix of “The Hollow Men,” a song found on their self-titled E-P.. Other songs have spooky names like “Cataleptic” and “Melancholia.” This album just flows together. Every song complements the other, with a pervading theme of darkness. Lyrics, like the music, run the gamut of, hurt and longing. Not exactly anything new, but choice stuff nonetheless. “...with your hand in mine, languor, hand in mine, rapture to pain...” The only problem with this album is that the lyrics are quite hard to understand amongst all the reverb and throbbing electronics. Their first filll-length album will be released soon and I for one will be eagerly awaiting it. Thrive should be playing the Volcano in March and it’s sure to be a great shlow. If you want something different and until now have been biased against certain Canadian music, buy this NOW and taste the bliss. but significant dimension to STT’s sound. To make full use of his voice’s range, STT’s ilyrics are usually structured like short poems. The rhyming scheme and cadence seem more important to Wedren than actually making sense. That’s not to say that there isn’t plenty of humour in the lyrics. There are some funny plays on words, and a few jokes, but for the mpst part, STT are peeling back the seamy underbelly ofurban life, and revelling in the that most people try to hide. The awkward lyrics are punctuated by a start-stop rhythm section that serves to accentuate Wedren’s semi-poetic ramblings. Guitarist Nathan Larson provides an equally punishing emphasis on songs like the opening “Hit Liquor” and “G;ang of $“, one of the album’s morle menacing numbers.

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Doreen B&bin Award - available to third year Regular or 3B Co-op female students in an Honours program in which women are currently under-represented. Deadline: March 31, 1995. Douglas T. Wright Award - available to all who have participated in an international work placement. Students to apply upon return to full-time study at UW. Deadline:

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Arts Student Union Award - available to all Arts students. Deadline: February 28, 1995. James C. McKegney Memorial Award available to upper year Arts students with outstanding performance and/or extracurricular activities in the Hispanic Area - one in Peninsular Spanish Studies and one in Spanish America Studies. Deadline: February 28, 1995.



ENGINEERING: Andersen Consulting Scholarship available to 38. Deadline: March 31, I995. J.P. Bickell Foundation Bursar& -available to all Chemical students. Canadian Hospital Engineering Society’s Scholarship - available to 38. Deadline: March 31, 1995. Canadian Posture and Seating Centre Scholarship - available to all. Deadline: October 13,1995. Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Award - available to all Civil and Mechanical students with an interest in Building Science. Studentstocontact Dr, EricBurnett. Keith Carr Memorial Award - available to 3rd or 4th year Chemical. Deadline: March 31, 1995. Consulting Engineers of Ontario Scholarship - available to all 3A. Deadline: March 31, 1995. John Deere Limited Scholarship - available to all 3B Mechanical. Deadline: March 31, 1995. D&an Scholarship - available to 4B Civil. Deadline: February 28, 1995. Randy Duxbury Memorial Award - available to all 36 Chemical. Deadline: February 28, 1995. SC. Johnson & Son Ltd. Environmental Scholarship - available to 3rd year Chemical. Deadline: May 31, 1995. Marcel Pequegnat Scholarship - available to 38 Civil - Water Resource Management students. Deadline: May 3t, 1995. Alan W. Shattuck Memorial Bursary available to 4th year Civil. Suncor Bursar& - available to all Chemical or Mechanical.



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J.P. Bickell Foundation Bursaries - available to upper year Earth Sciences. David M. Forget Memorial Award in G+ orogy - available to 2A Earth Science. Deadline: March 31, 1995. S.C. Johnson & Son Ltd. Environmental Scholarship - available to 3rd year Chemistry. Deadline: May 31, 1995. Marcel Pequegnat Scholarship - available to 3B Earth SciencelWater Resource Management. Deadline: May 31, 1995. Science Satiety Bursary - available to all.



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Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Regional Branch. Friends, a service of CMHA, needs volunteers: to support children in one to one relationships, assist children in developing self-esteem and social skills. A child meets with their volunteer weekly during school time to do social i’i2ently needed in schools :-kI-“;‘;j;,-i ,,\ruyr lvul I ..,&ener-Waterloo, Cambridge and area. Call 7447645. Foreign Translation Registry. The International Student Office receives inquiries from time to time requiring the assistance of individuals who can speak, write and translate a particular language. If you are interested in providing this service, please contact Darlene Rvan. ext. 2814. Valuable Career Experience! Volunteer as a Student Career Advisor and learn to counsel other students on career related issues. Priceless Benefits! Applications available in the Career Resource Centre NH lII5. DRlVlNG FORCE: Home Support Setvices in The City of Waterloo need30 drivers with vehicles. Milage is reimbursed. Hours flexible. Call City of Waterloo Volunteer Services at 579-l 196 for more information. Be A Big Brother It’s Fun! It’s Easy! Call us today. 579-3150.

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ClassesandWorkshopsatHomerWatson House and Gallery I754 Old Mill Rd. Kitchener, Ontario, N2P 1H7. To register please pay class fee by mail or in person. Drawing in the Afternoon. Watercotour in the Afternoon. Printing with Woodblocks. Basic Design. Introduction to Painting with Acrylics. Introduction to Painting with Watercolours. Garden Sculpture. For more information call 748-4377. Starting February lst, 1995, residents across the Region of Waterloo will be able to put additional materials into their Blue Box! Along with existing recyclables, magazines, catalcgues, household fine papers and aluminum foil will be accepted. If you wish to volunteer with Campus Mediation please contact 885-l 21 I extension 2306. Members offhe Engineering Faculty&ncil for 1995: It is anticipated that the Engineering Faculty Council tili meet on the following dates. February 20, March 20, April 17, May 29, June 26, September 18, October 16, November 20, December 11. All meetingswill be held at 330 p.m. in CPH 3385. The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures is accepting applications for next yeafs Waterloo-inGermany Program (October I995 to July I 996). Second and upper year, plus graduate students of most disciplines are eligible. There is no Science Faculty at Mannheim University. Application forms can be obtained at the Secretary’s office in MLZ14. Students who want to go to Mannheim for two semesters are also eligible for the Ontario


Feb. 25 - Bob Wiseman; Mar. 4 - Merri!l Misker; Mar. 11 - Malibu Stacey; Mar. 18 Quiverleg, Paul Macleoci, 6 Months. The TOEFL Preperation Course begins April 4. Classes are held every Tuesday and Wednesday from 2100 - 4:30 p.m. for IO weeks. Contact the International Student Office ext. 2814 for more information. All Women are invited to submit written workandgraphicsto the International Women’s Week Publication. Submissions are due February 27, 1995. Please deliver them to the Womyn’s Centre mailbox in the Fed Office or mail them to: Womyn’s Centre, University of Waterloo, Waterloo Ontario, N2L 3GI. Please include name and phone number on each submission. They do not have to be typed, Call extension 3457 for more information. The Environmental Advisory Network of Waterloo (EANoW). Notice is hereby given that EANoW intends to dissolve pursuant to the Business Corporations Act. For Further information call 886-5005. Landlord of the Year nomination forms are mw available from the Fed office (CC 235). This award has been established to promote the many healthy relationships which exist between landlords and students. The recipient will receive formal recognition at the Federation of Students leadership banquet in March. Nominations will be accepted until February 28. Wanted - Performers of All Types to display their talents at St. Paul’s College’s 23rd annual Black Forest Coffeehouse, March 3rd and 4th. All talent welcome! For details, call Kim at 725-7660, Ann at 725-7694, or Trish at 7257659.


Program but should apply immediately. UW GermanClub. Staytunedfor upcoming events! For further information call Uta Evers at ext. 6052 or check the bulletin boards by the German Department in ML. Live Radio Concerts on CKMS are Saturdays at 1O:OO p.m, Feb. 18 - LovecanaL;

Scholarship @ No+ices iI The following are deadlines for Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Competiiions in the University Graduate Office. Further information and documentation are available from the University Graduate office or from the Department Scholarship Coordinator. Earlier deparlment deadlines are applicable. Please note as welt athat many other scholarships have agency deadlines in the Winter Term 1995. Information is available in the University Undergraduate Office, Needles Hall, Rook 3021, Canada Memorial Scholarships - Unrestricted discidine. Due Februarv 24, I995. Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation - Unrestricted discipline. Due March 24. 1995. Sir John A. MacDonald Graduate Fellowship in Canadian History - Canadian history discipline. Due March 4, 1995. Wildlife Habitat Canada - Wildlife studies, ecolclgy, conservation disciplines. Due February 21, 1995.

Womyn’sCentmCollectivemeetings12:30 in Womyn’s Centre Room. Room 150B. International Women’s Week organizational meetings weekly at I:30 until March 1. Womvn’s Centre Room 15OB. Interfaith Brown-Baa Lunch Forum M&C 1056. 1230 p.m. - 1% p.m. Christians Preaching Christ - Gospel Meeting 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. El 1052. Come and listen. All Welcome! ‘VVhile we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 58

THURSDAY Ukranian Students Club welcomes everyone to experience Ukranian culture and Heritage. We meet in MC 3001 (Math Lounge} at 5:45 p.m. Call Martin Kuchirka at 74%0IT for more information. Jewish Students Association - Bagel Brunches are held from I I:30 - 1:30 in ELI%. Come out and meet everyone!

FRJDAY Salat-uldumuaa (Friday prayer) in M&C 2035. 1230 p.m. - I:00 fxm.

SUNDAY Worship inthe Chapel of St. Bede Renison College University of Waterloo. Sundays at 1030 a.m. beginning Sunday January 8, 1995. “Radio Arab Carlo” on CKMS 100.3 FM. Tune in every Sunday at 430 p.m. or better yet call us during the program, and tell your host Firas Johnny Abed Rabbo what you would like to hear. “Arabic music is what we do.”



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WEDNESDAY lbe University of Waterloo Young Liberals meet fordiscussion evefyotherwednesday (first meeting on January 11) at 4:oO in the SJC student Union lounge next to the Coffee Shop. AtI are welcome. FYI call Suzana at 744-6817. GLLOW (Gay and Lesbian Liberation of Waterloo) holds a Coming Out Discussion Group

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GLLOW DISCUSSION GROUP. “Sports and LesBiGays”. 730 p.m. in ML 104. All lesbians, bisexuals, tranendered peapie, gays and other suppor&e people’welcome. Details: 884-4569. A Look at the Louvre guided by Ciaran Murray. Famous museum, myal palace, superb co!lection of international art treasu&s, and tourist mecca: the Louvre is all thingsand more. 730 p-m. at the Kitchenerl Waterloo Art Gallery, 101 Queen Street North, Kitchener. For information call 5795860




UW Film Society Taiwan Festival: ‘7he Peach Blossom Land” 7:00 p.m. in East Campus Half Rm. 1219. For information call 885-l 211 x2442.


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Waterloo Christian Fellowship, a nondenominationalchristiangroup, holdslarge group meetings from 5:W - 6130 p.m. in Engineering 2, Room 1303A. There is singing, guest speakers, Bible studies and fellowship. For more lnformatll, contact wcf@ watservt . All are welcome.


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Interested in Outdoor activites? Join the Outers Club, which offers weekly activites, and equiptment rentals (at reasonable rates). Weekly meetings at 7100 p.m. in ES1 350. For more information contact Fabrice at ext. 4655. Students For Life, a pro-life group, meets every week at 23Op.m. in Environmental Studies Rm 350. Speak up for the silent!


Come CelebrateMARDl GRAS in the UW North Campus Recreation Facility. This evening of fun, Cajun cuisine, jazz music, a Silent Auction, and games of chance such as Well of Prizes and Crown & Anchor, will go from 430 p.m. to midnight Proceeds from this event will go to UW scholarships and equipment needs. This event is sponsored by the UW Community Campaign.

House for rent - Large 5 Bedroom I and l/2 bathrooms, Large L/R. Kitchen. W/ Dryer, ample parking, close to U.W. and downtown. $29O,mmontNstudent plus utilities. Available Sept. 1195. One year lease (416)-491-l 370. 3+4t5+6+7 Bedroom Houses available for rent, reasonable rates, laundry, parking, year leases. Call James 747-0683 or work 8849ooo. Available Sep&m& 95 - 5 bedroom house. 1 year lease, Lakeshore location. Garage, fireplace, quiet neighbourhood, $1,295.Wmonth. 8&8-73n Rooms For Rent for this summer -dose to all ammenltiesinduding pool, washer/dryer, iargedriveway,cleanhouse-call884-5277 or 888-4567 x5693. Summer95-5bedrPomhouseavailablein charming uptown Waterloo area. Parking for 4, $6O#month. 888-7377. House For Rent for Fall - 5 rooms, gas heated, includes washer/dryer. large driveway and backyard, close to all amtnenities, recently renovated, cheap bills - call 8845277 or 868-4567 x5693. Available September 95 - 5 bedroom house. Great uptown Waterloo location. I year lease 12950%nonth summer 95 negotiable if needed.

$25.00 CASH. We still need 20 men to participate in the study “Hemodynamic Activity During Conversations”. We’re located oncampus, itoniytakes2 l/2 hours. There’s no blood taken and no exercising. Call 8884567 extension 6786, while there’s still room!! Run your own business, gain valuable business experience while building your resume. Earn up to $10,000 (25 jobs). High demand product, irrigation sales and installation. The ideal opportunity: vehicle required. Call Student Sprinklers at l-801) 265769 1. Needed: People to shag balls at Saturday’s men’s Volleyball Final. Earn $5 and get into the game for free! Game starts at 8:OO p.m. If interested call Leigh at 8863798. Student Works Painting now hiring enthusiastic hard working individuals for painters crew chiefs and marketers. Equal opportunityemployment. Brantfordarea747-5767, Etobicoke 725-9786.

Getting Married? Congratulations! The UW and WLU Chaplain’s Association invite you to participate in a Marriage Preparation course on Friday, March 3 - Saturday, March 4,1995. Cost $50 per couple (including lunch and materials). Topics to be discussed - Expectations, Values,




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