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n Tuesday, September 9, 1997, the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) urged the Harris Government to reconsider a new student aid reform plan. The Ontario Ministry of Education and Training is creating an income-contingent loan repayment (ICLR) scheme that may be implemented by September of 1998. In effect, students would repay university loans based on income levels after graduation, rather than the current fixed-price payment system offered by the Ontario Student Aid Program (OSAP). While OUSA has endorsed reform meastirements under ICLR since 1992, the current Harris Government agenda is not supported. Barry McCartan, Executive Director of OUSA, is angered that “student and university groups are not being fully consulted on the design of this new student aid program.” Without the help of other organizations an ill-conceived ICLR plan might come into effect. The Tories propose a 25 year repayment period, after which loans might be forgiven. A definite answer on the issue of eventual loan forgiveness has yet to be provided by the

government, Moreover, as bank officials point people will pay more in accumulated interest. Fourteen test models prepared by Human Development Canada show that an average student with a debt of $19 300 would pay

out, some Resources graduating $24 000 in

“Student and university groups are not being fully consulted on the design of this new student aid program” interest over the time span, compared to $7 000 under the present OSAP system. In addition, the ICLR plan would eliminate the interest relief programs now available. As a result, increasing numbers of people will default on their loans because low income graduates cannot re-

duce their debt quickly and sufficiently. Student leaders from a number of Canadian universities expressed their support for OUSA’s position on September 9, 1997, at a press conference in Toronto. The leaders presented a giant petition book to the Harris Government. The book, which stands roughly five feet in height by three feet in width is signed by over 5 000 undergraduates. During the assembly, representatives of the University of Western Ontario expressed the need to end funding cuts while speakers from Brock University demanded a halt to further tuition hikes. However, the highlight of the event came with a speech delivered by Jeff Gardener, Vice President, Education for the UW Federation of Students. Gardner outlined student concerns in regards to TCLR. Fundamentally, payments made once graduates enter the work force are sufficient to cover the accrued interest, but not to reduce the principle amount. Undoubtedly, student debt loads will increase dramatically. As a bottom line, McCartan is certain that individuals will not be better off under the ICLR plan. Instead, “the government must slow down and consider other changes to the Ontario Student Aid Program which would help students to repay their loans.” The exact nature of any alterations to OSAP is still open for debate and discussion.

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fter two long years of empty space and $150 000 worth of construction and renovations, a new induscrial-style restaurant will be open for* business starting September 15,1997. Ground Zero is to be located right next door to the Bombshelter in the Student Life Centre. Typical restaurant hours will be from 7130 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily.

Even though it is still being renovated, the restaurant is beginning to develop a unique atmosphere. Sombre greys and steel mix together to create a distinct warehouse feel. Large full length windows allow for a lot of natural lighting, and there will be three large TVs set up around the place which, like the Bombshelter, will run anything from sports events to movies. Unlike the Bomber or any other Student Life Centre eateries, Ground Zero is no fast food joint. The restaurant will have full table service, with meals served on china plates, not paper. Bomber expansion to be empty no longer. There is an upper class, rephoto by Laurie Bulchak laxed atmosphere about the restaurant. for more private affairs. He plans to rent out the restaurant The restaurant holds seating for 70 to 80 people, and for small receptions of 100 people or less, and he feels that boasts a menu that includes a breakfast-buffet, lunch the atmosphere of Ground Zero is perfect for faculty or items such as pasta, rice dishes and chicken, plus an added student meetings. salad bar for the dinner hours. There are also a few The long term hopes for this budding restaurant are, vegetarian items on the menu such as veggie burgers and first and foremost, to have “good food at reasonable prices.” pasta, showing that this eatery is geared towards the needs Management is also considering the possibility of creating of the student body. a coffeehouse atmosphere for later hours. Ulmer hopes While Ground Zero functions as a separate entity that Ground Zero will offer the “best of both worlds,” from the Bomber, there is the option to open the doors that public or private, separate from the Bomber or joined with separate the two. This will allow the two restaurants to be it, to the students of Waterloo. operated as one, creating more space for customers on Originally, Ground Zero was set to open in April of those busy Weflnesday nights at the Bomber. While 1997. However, because of delays in construction, the Ground Zero will be open to the public on a daily basis, date has been steadily pushed back. kitchen manager Mike Ulmer hopes to attract customers


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to those directly affected.) A pattern of familiarity will become evident amongcomputer users. There are, howevel;, a few glitches in this master plan devised by the all-powerful from ‘Engineering. The transition period to Polaris will take approximately eight months, with completion scheduled some time around the end of next term. This may lead to some temporary inconveniences between offices around campus. The biggest burden will most likely be the financial one. Although no estimate was made by Watstar officials, they did indi-

What will Polaris do for UW, and will it be worth it? The main reason for the change is simple: as one of the leading computer institutions in the county, UW must stay up to date with the latest technology, not only for the sake of its reputation, but for the sake of efficiency. Whereas Watstar could only run Windows 3.1 and related software, the new Polaris system will operate Windows 95 with its more advanced programs. As course curricula and materials around the faculties mature, school computers will be equipped for the changes. (Scenarios like this will be the most visibie

cate that the cost would be “significant.” That is due to the hardware improvements that will become necessary as soon as the new system takes over. While UW can expect an exorbitant expense from Polaris, the pending question is, what will Polaris do for UW and will it be worth it? According to Steve Carr from IST client services, the answers are “lots” and uyes.” “Polaris will be the best PC environment around. It will provide students with seamless access to all network facilities available at the University of

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s most students reluctantly returned to classes, 160 fourth year account ing students plunged wholeheartedly into a challenging, team-based competition. The four-day event, dubbed “Watcase” by its organizers, was the University of Waterloo’s first ever accounting case competition.

business that is ffcing many challenges in theconsumer products manufacturing field. The students worked in a range of specialties, including finance, tax, accounting, management and auditing. As Gunz explained, this project “calls for them to pull together everything they have learned, and then some”, This competition was, however, much more than a chance for students to practice skills needed in the workforce, as their performance this week will count for ten

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latest iechnology to hit campus, one has to wonder how long it will last. While Watstar lasted thirteen years, Polaris is expected to last maybe half that time. The system’s lifetime could be extended, but it will probably be outdated in five years. Regardless, the transfer is underway and the system’s success will be evaluated shortly.

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Students in crisis No summer jobs and rising tuition rates leaving studentswith no hope by Racheile Eisen special to Imprint

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t’s that time of year again, when parents are overjoyed and students are apprehensive -the school year is upon us once more. Perhaps no one is more filled with anxiety than the thousands of university students now searching for the money to pay their tuition fees. Their need for money is much like their need for employment, for which there were fewer opportunities this summer. With a 19.4 per cent student unemployment rate in July and a ten per cent rise in tuition (giving Ontario the second highest tuitionrate incanada), students have the right to feel anxious. This summer’s rise in unemployment sparked the provincial government to take action in an area they have been previously criticized for avoiding. Ontario Summer Jobs, a $43.5 million program, was established to provide job counseling and employment to 40,000 young people. The program created various jobs in the public sector, including many en-

further employment. vironmental projects associated Gardner also expressed conwith the Ministry of Natural Retern with the current OSAP polisources. ties. Although the government Incentives were provided to boasts increases in funding to the businesses who hire young peoloan program, it does not provide ple by entitling them to a two students with any incentive to dollar per hour wage assistance work. Neither does it give the allowance from the government. money required to pay for the The program also loaned students rising tuition costs. money to establish their own busiGardner stated that the govnesses and develop entrepreernment must “raise the $600 cap neurial talents. so the student will Considering that tuition fees on earnings,” not “lose OSAP for working.” Curhave risen 30 per cent since the rently, students are entitled to Conservative government was have a job, but every dollar earned elected and that $387 million has from been cut from educational fund- , over $600 will be deducted potential OSAP loans. Says ing, the efforts might be too little too late. However, even with such Gardner, there will likely be a higher first year dropout rate if a poor record and high unemploystudents cannot meet their finanment rate this summer, Minister cial needs. of Education John Snobelen Snobelen may also be critiseems satisfied with the results. cized for his decision to launch a “We’re proud of the success of Ontario Summer Jobs, 1997,” he marketing campaign aimed at parents of Ontario’s school children. said. The plan, which includes broNot everyone was as pleased chures and TV ads, is intended to with the government’s efforts this promote the Ministry of Educasummer; Jeff Gardner, UW Feds tion and will cost approximately VP Education felt that the job creation efforts did not balance one million dollars. Over the past the tuition hikes. Nor did they five years, Ontario’s Ministry of Education has cut spending by focus on the skills needed to find

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compiled by Krissy Graham and June Gottschalk France Princess Diana and her companion, Dodi Al Fayed, were killed in a tragic car accident in Paris early Sunday, August 31. After dinner at the Ritz Hotel, the couple were heading home in one of the Hotel’s Mercedes when the car spun out of control in the Pont De I’Alma underpass. After running a red light, and reaching speeds of approximately 196 kph, Al Fayed and the driver, Henri Paul, were killed instantly. The Princess herself did not die until some four hours after the accident. It has since been determined that Paul, who was the deputy head of security at the Ritz, had a blood-alcohol level of more than twice the legal limit. Lawyers for the Fayed family claim that Paul was dazed by the flash of paparazzi cameras in front of the car. Seized film from the photographers showed two pictures of Paul, startled by the camera flash which support the claim of the Fayeds’ lawyers. There has been an enormous lashing out by the public towards

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England India Elton John rewrote his hit song “Candle in the Wind,” in dedication to the late Princess Diana. The song, originally written in memory of the deceased starlet Marilyn Monroe, was written and sung by the artist himself at Diana’s funeral on Saturday, September 6, After much debate between the Royal Family and Diana’s family, it was finally decided that her funeral would incorporate both Diana’s modern and senti-

Millions of people will watch the funeral of Mother Teresa, who died at age 87, after a lifetime of service to the poor in the slums of Calcutta. The funeral will be televised around the world starting at about 11:30 a.m. EDT, and Teresa’s successor, Sister Nirmala, hopes that coverage of the funeral will turn international focus towards helping the underprivileged. Mother Teresa’s Missionar-

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ies of Charity will carry on the work of the woman who many called a “living saint.” Those who admired this devoted nun’s charity work in destitute conditions are angry about the five year waiting period that must pass before sainthood can be considered for Mother Teresa, but also feel that official confirmation is unnecessary. “She is already a saint; we don’t need the Vatican’s word,” said one Calcutta businessman. His thoughts will be echoed in the words and hearts of those witnessing and taking part in the funeral on Saturday of this selfless and admirable woman.

Africa

The National Party of South Africa is facing cri ticism over their new leader, chosen to succeed F. W. de Klerk. Marthinus van Schalkwyk, elected on Tuesday, told his cheering supporters, “our origins are less important than our destiny.” Hopefully, van Schalkwyk’s destiny with the National Party will be less shady than his origins. Duringapartheid, van Schalkwyk was on the payroll of a “secret army fund administered by Military Intelligence.” Many people feel that van Schalkwyk’s past as a spy makes him a logical (and equally inappropriate) successor to de Klerk, who refuses to admit any error in his support for the human-rights abuses of the apartheid era. Jerusalem Seven people were kifled after three bombs exploded in Jerusalem on Thursday, September 4. Hamas, the Islamic fundamentalist group responsible for the attack, threatened more bombing if Hamas prisoners in Israel were not released by September 14.


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or new students on cam pus, the UW Police, lo cated in the General Services Complex, provide the University of Waterloo community with close and immediate security. As an intro to campus security, the following are tips and tricks to avoid becoming a victim of on-campus crime. There are corm-non problems that new students can take care to avoid. With a little knowledge, many accidents can be avoided, and the first year of university will be safe and enjoyable for everyone! One source of anxiety for many people is walking home, especially after dark. Be sure to walk in well-lit walkways and be aware of your surroundings. Traveling with a buddy is always a good idea, but if you can’t find someone to go with you, you should look to Walk Safe. A pair of volunteers (one male and one female) will walk you anywhere on campus and the surrounding areas, making sure you arrive safely. It’s free, so take advantage of it! Also, be aware that walking or biking while listening to a

walkman keeps you from being aware of your surroundings. In the past, injuries and attacks have resulted from such situations. While biking is an excellent way to travel around campus, remember that you are considered

is securely locked back into place before you ride away or else you risk going head over handlebars. And, if you can’t take the time to take your quick-release seat with you when you go inside, d& ‘t get a quick reieuse seutl

...this year, to date, 25 bikes have been ripped off. to be operating a vehicle and must follow all the rules of the road, as dictated by the Ontario Highway Traffic Act. By following traffic rules (for example by using appropriate hand signals when turning), you reduce your risk of getting hurt - and wiI1 gain respect from motorists, too. When you’re not on your bike, make sure that it is locked with a U-lock. Cable and chain locks really aren’t adequate because they can be easily cut. Lock your bike to something solid or it just might disappear. This is important: ifyou remove your quickreiease tire, make sure the wheel

Although bike thefts seem to be down slightly from last year (only 25 reported thefts from January to August, 1997, versus 30 reported in the same interval in 1996), this will not likely be the case much longer. Eight bikes have been reported stolen since the term began.

Locking your residence room or home is also important to safeguard your personal belongings (in residence, approximately 99 per cent of thefts occur because doors are left open or unlocked). What can you do? Lockyourdoor, even when leaving “just for a minute.” Lock your windows when you leave your roomas well. And be sure not to leave your wallet or purse exposed in your room or any other area. Also, make sure you don’t leave valuables lying around in the laundry room. We also suggest that you don’t leave notes on your door saying that you are out, or when you will be returning useful information to a potential thief. in general, take care not to encourage crimes of opportunity by leaving your valuable possessions lying around. Leaving a wallet or expensive calculator in the library or on the front seat of your car could prove too tempting

to an otherwise law-abiding citizen. Keep yourself and your valuables safe. Campus Police serve the UW community, and are there for you for any reason, not just for emergency and crime situations. Don’t wait until you’ve become a victim to talk to them! They’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at the UW General Services Complex, or by calling 888-4911 (extension 4911 on campus). Stay safe and stay alert.

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available there, and student carccr advisors may be seen by appointment. Note that for all students, the maximum number of applications allowed prior to the end of first rounds is thirty. When applying to any Government of Canada (PSC) jobs, your resume package must also include the Public Service Application form, available when you pick up your co-op record. For new co-op students, each job posting has a corresponding numbered bin on the wall opposite the job postings in Needles Hall. Once you drop your resume package off in a bin, you are commited to any interviews you may receive as a result. The student information access system (called Access), allows you to check the status of

your job applications by computer; there are terminals in Needles Hall. Or, you may teinet to Access from your Watstar/Polaris account at any [J’CV or home terminal. Once you’ve begun applying to jobs, preliminary interview schedules are posted up to two days in advance. Once interviews start, it’s a good idea to check Access early on the morning of any scheduled interviews; sometimes things change at the last mmu te. If you receive no interviews or are not ranked for any jobs, you will have to begin applying to continuous phase job postings, which begin November 6. That should be enough to get you started with the co-op process for this term. Now, go out and knock ‘em dead, tigers.

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elcome back to IJW! For those of us who were here all summer, it has suddenly become hard to find a parking space, and the lineups at the bank machine are much longer. But the good thingaboutseptember is that we all get to see old friends again, our classes change and, for some of us, it’s a break from work. The new term also means that students are inundated with information! Everybody is vying for your attention right now because we all want you to know about us and to take part in our activities/buy our products/support our causes or make sure you get our card. There is a lot of information flowingaround you. How do you know if you missed any of it? I’m happy to say that the Federation of Students has the thing for you! It’s the 1997/98 Student Handbook, and it is absolutely free! The Handbook features information about the Federation of Students’ executive, our services and our businesses. There is also information about a number of UW services - so if you need to know anything about Health Services, Counselling Services, Athletics, Campus Ret, the Office of Ethical Behaviourand

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What’s the most disgusting thing you found in ygur house when you moved in?

eaten dead mice under my bed.”

can that turned purple. It’s been there for two years.”

made my bed mouldy.”

Dave Eeardwood, 5N Computer Science

Michelle Simick, 3N Science

Jason Beattie, 2A Electrical Engineering

Sybille Heidelberger, 2B Biochemistry

“Smelly rooms and creaky kdS. Everyone knowsyour trick”

“A mouse in the toilet.”

Spencer Rhodes, 3A Biology

Sandra Tschoepe, 2N AHS

Paolo Cuttorelfi, 3N Science

Clyka Martou, 4N Science

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dents can check their grades. ln short, all normal class activities take place through the computer system. Students can take individual VirtualI-J classes or tailor their own degree, selecting various on-line courses. In Virtual-U classes, there are no time constraints and almost no full courses. Students don’t have to be on-line at the same time or on the same day, classes are open 24 hours a day, and 7 days a week and open discussions are continuous. There are plenty of benefits for both teachers and students, since neither has to be physically present in the classroom. Virtual-U benefits students who need to work full time if they are to afford school and the cost of living, or parents who prefer to study at home. This software system allows people to study and work without having to compromise one in favour of the other. Despite the practical convenience of at-home computerized education, skeptics fear that the Internet will have the same mind- numbing effect as television. However, experts say those fears are unfounded, based on studies showing that students learn and remember more when they actively seek information (as with Virtual-U), versus the passive information gatherng of TV. Students also learn more efkiently when they choose a convenient time at which to do so. And while some fear technology wil1 erase jobs, teachers are far from obsolete in

the Virtual-U. They have to design courses, assign readings, guide discussions, lead tutoriaIs, answers questions, and put lectures and notes up on the web in an accessible and attractive form. By teaching on-line, professors will even be able to enrich their courses by bringing on-line guest lecturers from across the globe who previously would would not have been accessible due tbdistance. They can also join forces with other professors and teach as teams. The scope of disciplines offering Virtual-u courses is also expanding. It has quickly spread to such areas as nursing, engineering, native languages and business. Another popular tool among students is Virtual Groups, the computer conferencing system developed for VirtuaI-U. the system lets students engage in discussions, debates, team projects and seminars. Audio and video links are also available on the Internet, which students can use if they want to see their professor and ask questions face-to-face. Virtual-U is the first program of its kind on a national level anywhere in the world. For more information check out http://www.nce.geca and http:// www.teleIearn.ca or contact Jill Webber Hrabinsky, Public Affairs Officer, TeleLearning Network of Centers of Excellence (604) 291-5399. Wtiffen wit/l fib from Jen Ross, Ne~orks of Centres of ExceOtm-e.

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three seconds after I heard the news and circumstances of Princess Diana’s death, the malformed part of my brain, responsible for my more cynical, rat-like journalistic tendencies, kicked into high gear. How is the media going to cover this? Will anyone walking around in public with a camera be shot on sight? Then the human (and I hope larger) part of my brain soon overrode that and thought about how tragic it all was. Diana, the most likeable royal, the most useful royal, the manifestly strongest of character and mother of two, was dead in a senseless accident. Then I watched the fallout and the early speculation that the paparazzi had caused Diana’s death by chasing her limousine. Everyone was, and xi11 is, wagging their fingers and saying, “Something has to be done about the paparazzi.” Since the tragic night, however, facts have come to light that took some of the blame off the rabid photographers. The limo driver was drunk. He was going far too fast. Why did he need to,outrun them anyway? It remains, however, that photographers plagued Diana ever since she married into the royal family. They waited in bushes, gyms, parking lots and airports. They spied on her when she was having private time with her children. It was probably enough to drive a lesser person crazy. Despite the paparazzi’s obvious involvement in this case though, they were only doing what they are paid to do: Get pictures of Di. One could move the blame further up the chain to the editors who run the photographs of Diana. This sort of blame still misses the main culprits. Paparazzi photographs are a lot like illegal drugs. In the United States, they have a big cash sinkhole called the War on Drugs. You know, this is the one where billions of dollars are spent on catching and imprisoning drug dealers, patrolling vast portions of the American border and harassing everyone at customs stops in case they are carrying drugs. Those responsible for these futile efforts forget one fact. There are millions of people in the U.S. who do drugs, like drugs and want to keep doing drugs. For a number of reasons, there is a demand for drugs rhat: will not go away. The same goes for the product of the paparazzi. Why do you think these guys would follow a limo going 190 kph down the highway on a motorcycle? Because an editor at a newspaper will pay them over a million dollars for a single print of Diana and Dodi Fayed. Why do you think the editor/publisher will pay such ridiculous sums for such a picture? Now here’s the step that those blinded by rage will miss. Every paper they print with the photo in it will fly offthe stands faster than any drunk chauffeur can drive. Who buys these papers? Apparently a lot of people, and not just your average tabloid buyer. When a London tabloid published the first pictures of Dodi and Di on a beach, there was not one copy to be found anywhere on a stand in London. But it’s not just the so-called sleazy tabloids who use the work of paparazzi. Where do you think ?%JQ@ or A!uc1euns or Time get all those getting-out-of-a-cab/talking-on-a-pay-phone shots ofcelebrities, including Diana? The drug in this case is celebrity worship, and Diana was the sweetest high on the street. Unlike a model or a movie star who is compared to a princess, Diana m&s a princess. What’s more, she showed over the years that she had more grit and honour and flair and presence than any of the Windsors. Who could resist? We wanted more and more. Di on the beach. Di with the kids. The pictures sold because millions wanted to buy them. Somehow the blame got misplaced. Those among the throng of Londoners who laid wreaths al: Buckingham Palace might want to ask themselves if they bought a copy of the tabloid with the first pictures of Di and Dodi. If so, they are at the very least accomplices to their deaths. They wouldn’t be found responsible though; their addiction was clouding their judgement. bout

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Frosh week flouts faith

come private when the traffic gets too heavy. If a server suddenly stops letting you read news, you can search for a new one at NewsBot - a service provided by Yahoo. The address is: http:// www.yahoo.com/news/usenet/ public access usenet sites/, which will let you search by group name, server name or a combination thereof. Actually, if you use IE as your web browser you can enter numerous servers and subscribe to different groups on each one. This is handy because not all posted messages make it on to every server. You may want to check the same group on different servers to make sure you’re getting all the messages. Check the usenet FAQ list if you’re a newbie. It will teach you how to decode binary files, find a news reader and select any other appropriate shareware. A good place to look is: http:// www.akweb.com/singles/ usenetfa. htm. Otherwise, just type usenet FAQ into any search engine. One caveat: if you’re dialing into the university from home to read binaries, you’re also violating the agreement you signed concerning misuse of UW computing services. You might want to read it again in order to assess the risk you are taking.

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n the first week of September, I was really looking forward to Frosh Week. However, I was not properly informed about all it stood for. I didn’t appreciate the lewd tone that undermined otherwise fun activities. I also didn’t find the T-shirt I got in my Frosh kit By satirizing the appropriate. “seven deadly sins,” it seemed to also be making fun of the religions that are against them. The University of Waterloo has four church colleges, not to mention many students with strong religious or moral convictions. As a Born Again Christian, I did not enjoy paying money for a shirt that I’ll never wear, and activities that would cause me to go against my beliefs if I participate in them. Maybe next year when the new students are getting mail about Frosh Week, some information could be given about alternative events.

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he University of Waterloo exists within the current climate of funding cuts to post-secondary public education, receiving millions less from the Provincial Progressive Conservative Government in 1997 then in 19%. Instead of denouncing the cuts and working against them, senior administration at the university has laid off faculty and staff, increased class sizes, and sought extra dollars through corporate sponsorship, privatizing research and facilities and increasing student tuition. Generally speaking, students and student groups have opposed such changes, and have expressed their dissatisfaction to senior administration through the “consultation” process. Despite the student opposition, senior administration has pushed ahead with these changes. This has frustrated students throughout Ontario, many of whom have reassessed their tactics and subsequently opted for direct action (rallies, demonstrations, occupations, sit-ins, etc.} instead ofworking through the consultation process. Students are becoming aware that, while dialogue is important, it is not enough. Only through direct action will students achieve their political aspirations. As an example, let’s look at the issue of tuition. Tuition represents a direct financial barrier to many people pursuing a university education. Senior administrators have maintained, during the consultation

process, that they are working to address this concern of students and potential students. However, it has become quite clear to many students involved in the consultation that this process is nothing more then a token gesture. Certainly, it cannot be used effectively by students to protect and promote their interests. Year after year, students have voiced their opposition to tuition increases, but they are simply ignored. Tuition has increased four of the past five years. In dollars, this represents approximately $300 more in the past year alone. The consultation process exists only so that senior administration can say that they have listened to students. The reality is that senior administration does as they please. Direct actions, as alternatives to the consultation process, must be sought out and pursued by students who hope to achieve a tuition freeze, or better yet, a decrease in tuition. Through such actions, students can take matters into their own hands, and do not have to rely on others to represent them. With each action, students become more aware of the pressing issues in front of them, and’ are therefore more likely to become involved in subsequent events and more able to determine the most effective course of action. Direct actions give students a sense of control, and a confidence in their collective ability that can never be attained though the “behind closed doors” consultative process. How can student apathy ever be tackled if the process through which students express themselves is not visible to the majority of students? Through “in your face” direct actions, more students feel empowered to break their dependence on the consultation process and thus have more say iri determining their own destiny, ThisyearinOntario,students at eight universities, realizing the futility of the consultation process, took matters into their own hands. They occupied their respective university presidents’ offlees in order to create resistance to a proposed 10 per cent increase in tuition. People who argue against direct actions often point to this string of student occupations as a failure because tuition rates increased despite the actions. While it is true that a tuition freeze was not attained, the successes achieved through these actions are many, even if the ultimate goal was not reached. For example, the ranks of student activists swelled after these occupations. This increased participation helped to maintain political momentum, and will inevitably increase the effectiveness of future actions and the likelihood that

they will succeed. As well, the occupations exposed senior administration as doing almost nothing to prevent cuts to the university budgets. Their public image took a beating at the hands of students. No doubt senior administrators, who value their image above all, will be more hesitant to raise tuition next year. Certainly, they must be wary of unpredictable students who, with their increased numbers and confidence, can push a lot harder for a tuition freeze next year. In future years, as the campaign against tuition increases intensifies, the success of direct actions in mobilizing students and impacting university policy. will become more apparent. At universities where there were no occupations or other direct actions, students will have no more leverage than they had last year. Those continuing to participate only in the consultation process will likely find that they are ignored by senior administration as they have been in years past. Inevitably, at the University of Waterloo, the quality of education offered will continue to decline, and the cost of this education will continue to increase. These trends can only be reversed if significant pressure is applied to senior administration, a pressure that cannot be ignored. This necessary pressure will never be found within the consultative process, and therefore it is essential that students at the University of Waterloo begin to look outside of this process, Direct actions are the only alternative. Only through such actions will senior administration be forced, against their will, to make decisions that benefit students. It’s interesting; you would think that’s their job. Students interested in working to preserve post-secondary education through direct action can participate in the Student Action Organization. This year’s opening meeting is at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, September Mth, at WPIRG, on the 2nd floorofthe Student Life Centre. -Davin

heated debates over a censorship conspiracy in the pages of Imprint. That argument pertaining to the inclusion of alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.etc in the groups that were “discontinued”. I am sympathetic to the conspiracy theory since the university is more concerned with its legal liability than buying more storage space. In many respects I cannot blame the decision makers when they could face crimina1 prosecution for possessing child pornography (which was one of the groups automatically downloaded to the server). I discovered, however, that the argument is moot. Surfing around one day I found a list of public usenet servers (i.e. anonymous login). You can get all of the binary newsgroups simply by entering a public sewer as the default. Some of the lists you’ll find on the web contain a lot of servers which I find too slow or don’t carry all the groups. Here’s a ranked list of the largest and fastest ones I’ve found: master.cdc.polimi.it; mithras.relay.co.uk; pumba.class.udg.mx; news.netcarrier.com; server.internetoutlet.net news.netzilla.net (slow but HUGE) news.sexzilla.com (also slow but specialized). Public connections often be-

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Come for the speaker, stay for the activism Twenty-four years ago, stu: dents organized the Waterloo Public Interest Research Group (WPIRG) to provide them with a vehicle to inform, challenge and rake action on issues adversely affecting people and the environment. Today, students and community members are still drawn together through WPIRG in the belief thar, together, we need continue to work towards a just, environmentally-sound and democratic society. Issues addressed by volunteers include anti-racism, alternative economics, media literacy, food and poverty, refurbishing discarded bikes, wilderness preservation, humane animal care and treatment, environmental deregulation and a host of others. Volunteers have produced radio shows, Ii terature, displays, slide shows, workshops, lecture and film series, conferences and have successfully advocated for institutional change within government and at rhis university. Lack of previous organizational experience is no barrier. Through WPIRG, you can share ideas and

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skills with others and gain the ljractical experience you need to be effective in working in the interest of the whole community. WPfRG is an incorporated,

undergraduate students of $4.75 per term which, if you so choose, is refundable within the first: three weeks of the term, WPIRG is part of an international network of

non-profit volunteer-directed organization with a mandate to research, inform and take action on issues affecting our comrk&nity’s well-being. We seek co foster social change that: is based on respect, diversity, equality and dignity. WPIRG provides a library, office and staff support co people who share our mission. WPIRG is funded through a membership levy on full-time

Public Interest Research Groups including ten others based in Onrario on university campuses. We are located on the second floor of the Student Life Centre in room 2139. You can also contact us via email cwpirg@ watservl .uwaterloo.ca> or visit our website ac <hrtp:/l watservl.uwat&loo.ca/ -wpirg>. Interested in getting in-

form of regulation. “In an entirely unregulated market, we inevitably decline into a kind of winners-win, losers-die equality of economic opportunity that resembles the Hobbesian state of nature much more than the civil society most of us hope to inhabit.” In King-well’s recent book, Dreams of Millenium, he identifies a fatal flaw in the current

tion to UW that provides new students with some much needed lessons about university life. To be sure, new studenrs need an opportunity to learn about their faculty and their department, but frosh week is also a good time co establish school spirit, pass on

too seriously. I doubt that Japanese students, famous for their habit of killing themselves over a bad test score, are forced to endure a mock examination. Engineering frosh week is particularly famous for the Education Committee (EdCorn), a group of tough looking students who run events and provide security. EdCom’s image has been softened in response to administrative pressure, but this has also caused their authority to be undermined.

They were used as aciors in the fake exam, but they also served as ice-breakers by getting to know any frosh that seemed shy and introducing them to others in the group. The changes that have been made to frosh week over rhe last few years have been motivated largely by public image. It is important to preserve rhe respectable image of the school, but we must also realize that we are sacrificing an important part of the first year experience in doing so.

long-held traditions and debugk long-held preconceptions. The momentum from frosh week can carry through your whole degree, emphasizing that UW is not just a sterile academic community. Activities such as the fake exam provide a much needed attitude adjustment. New students need to learn not to take marks

Despite their “tough-guy” image, EdCom are not allowed to terrorize the frosh. They used to abuse the plants (leaders dressed up in frosh shirts), but plants were disallowed this year because they have apparently been used elsewhere as an infiltration tactic by cults. Plants served a dual purpose.

Why do we expect eighteen year old students to be responsible enough to live away from home, but chaperone their participation in a purely voluntary event? It seems easy to target the Dean, but a university Dean is sort of like a politician: a paper figure blowing in the wind of pub-

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The Decline of Modern Orientation. .Part II: The Mental Geres l

by Andrew Imprint

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I have been an engineering frosh leader during three of the last four years. Every year, the leader’s meeting has started off with a solemn warning: “Screw

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liberal democratic experiment. The course of history has brought us to a point where wealth has never been so mobile and where holders of wealth hold no allegiance to any people or place, nor responsibility to anyone except themselves. Increasingly, the new rich are those who control cechnological ability and its rewards. These “new managers of information and money - unlike the old elites of bloodline and land - feel no sense of attachment to community or devotion to such traditional virtues as prudence, obligation, charity, or loyalty. We cannot imagine them caring for indentured servants, taking part in village fetes or collecting for rummage sales”. The new rich “retain many of the vices of aristocracy without its virtues.” The University of Waterloo is filled with students who will fill this new wealthy vanguard. Can they be convinced that they must have a stake in the well-being of the whole society? “Ask yourself: what if, not knowing how the dice would roll for you, your social position and allotment of talents, you could nevertheless be party to the construction of your society’s basic structure? What kind of principles of justice would you support then, placed behind a notional “veil of ignorance”? How would you choose to organize the society in which, on the other side of the veil, you might not be one of the able or privileged?” See you September 17.

lic pressure. As head of the faculty, he has to answer all the angry phone calls: angry police, angry parents, angry neighbours whoever should take it upon themselves to complain, for the good of society or for the good of themselves. Unfortunately, the way society works is broken. Unreasonable people often succeed because they make a huge fuss when their demands are not met. Normal, rational people have less power because they are unwilling to inconvenience the rest ofworld in order to get their way. This problem stems from manysources: thecourts, for makingfrivolous litigation popular and profitable; certain radical women’s groups, for deciding issues based on principle and not facts; and the moral minority, for adding waves to the tide of public opinion. Universities, populated by intelligent people, are known for being resistant to radical criticism and for making rational decisions. We fund unprofitable research and allow unpopular opinions to be discussed. Why should we compromise frosh week for the sake of public image?


To be or not to be

Media-oriented operating system carves itself a niche by Mike Imprint

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n recent years, computers have been advancing at a rate that seemed incredible to the average user. Unfortunately, these advances have been too slow for many advanced computer us, ers. As the computer industry has grown and the use of “multimedia” has grown, current computers and their operating systems are rapidly being overwhelmed by the magnitude of information being processed. This has lead many to conclude that current operating systems are simply inadequate for the needs of today’s users, mired as they are in the technology of decades gone by. Media production, graphic manipulation, computer animation and the like are all applications that push computers to their limits, leaving some people ripping out their hair and screaming while their application calmIy takes a week to render their high resolution images. It might seem like there’s little to be done about this, but Jean-Louis Gassee felt that something revolutionary was in order. To properly address the needs of the processor killing applications out there, he decided that something revolutionary was needed - an operating system that was designed to take current processors to their limits, performing at levels far beyond those you wouId see with any Windows or UNIX based system. And so, Be was born. In case you were wondering, an operating system (OS) is something that acts like a translator for users on a machine, letting them talk to the computer, and allowing the computer to respond in a somewhat useful way. Some typical upper-end operating systems are SunOS, UNIX and Windows NT. Be is hoping to cut in on this market, and the Macintosh OS market all at the same time with a highly specialized OS. Be was actually first written to replace the Mat OS on Power Mats, but it has since spread, and is soon going to be available for Intel chips and the Power PC series. There are several key, areas that were targeted by the Be group foroptimization. The first of them was something that might seem obvious optimization of processing power. The problem that has been seen in a lot of operating systems is that they don’t adequately take advantage

of the multi-processor computers that are growing in popularity in the professional computer industry. Be has been designed to take advantage of these systems through a couple of complex sounding techniques. Impressive features like symmetric multiprocessing and preemptive multiprocessing mean that Be treats the various processors under its control as equals, and uses them interchangeably and simultaneously for its work by breaking up operations into small sections. With both processors working with full access to the system components, multiprocessor computers become much more efficient. Actually, this breakdown of programs into smaller sections for parallel processing has a name of its own - multi-threading. This is what lets many advanced operating systems perform one task with several processors, instead of being liwited to one processor per task. In case this is beginning to sound mind-numbingly complex, you needn’t worry - it is, However, this is one of the features that makes operating systems like Be and Windows NT the speedy OS’s that they are. By being able to split up any program for both processors to use, a double processor is literally twice as fast as a single processor computer, which isn’t true for most other operating systems. Memory protection is also another useful feature that was incorporated into the overall design of the operating system. The problem of one program crashing an entire system is familiar to many, and should be protected against by the incorporation of protected memory, with each program using only a designated section of memory. This way, when memory is corrupted by the confused ramblings of a crashing program, it can all be safely flushed without affecting the other programs being run. There are many other fea-• tures that deserve some mention, such as the messaging between applications, and powerful 3D rendering, but the point has been made - this operating system was built to handle media processing, and does it well. Features like these are becoming high priority coniponen ts in today’s operating systems, but they have been applauded in Be in particular, due perhaps in part to its marketing strategies and al-’ most Saturn-esque image. Be was previously available free, and is

still quite low in price. Users of Be have produced large amounts of related software, much either free or available as shareware. This flies in the face of operating systems that generally have a bare minimum of tools included and use thousand dollar applications. Much like the environment that can be seen surrounding things like Perl, a scripting language that seems to come with a big family to back it up, Be seems to be fostering its own community in the computing world. Be user groups are popping up at

many universities, including our very own campus, where the, Computer Science Club has their very own BeBox, a dedicated Be machine that goes by the name of Romana. The fact that such a graphics and general media based OS is available for installation on computers that are commonly available and used gives Be a great advantage over graphics packages from companies such as Silicon Graphics. While a BeBox, a dedicated Be system, isn’t quite the same as a Silicon Graphics Octane, the price of such dedicated

machines is daunting. This price gap is letting Be fill a niche that the upper end graphics machines seem to have little interest in. While many people have yet to hear of Be, it is definitely a rising power in operating systems with a growing number of users dedicated to its promotion and use. Be is worth looking into for graphics and sound processing, and sure to be a rising star for media production. Any people interested in Be can look at www.be.com, or www.csclub.uwaterloo.ca for the CSC’s Be projects.


Mining the stars Science and business in outer space by Mike Imprint

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n centuries pioneers past, across the prairies 1 spread 1 search of a new life, with the promise of endless space and resources. This will happen again in space, if J.W. Benson has any say in the matter. J.W. Benson heads SpaceDev, a corporation established to mine near Earth asteroids for both their valuable metals and possible fuels for future missions. While it sounds far-fetched to say the least, there seems to be a reasonable amount of support for the mission, and a large number of people seem to be talking of it in the interesting context of humanity’s salvation. It is certainly is true that many asteroids are likely to contain metals worth mining, though the question of profitability has yet to be answered. Space exploration is hardly a cheap venture, and precious metals are only worth so much. However, Benson has considered the alternatives for money-making, and after looking at everything from space tourism to Mars exploration, asteroids came out on top. The concept of space exploration as a private business is hardly a new one, and has been seen by many as being the possible future of a faltering area in science. Many proponents of the privatized space

industry however, still proposed some government subsidies. Visions of a corporate race to reach certain objectives for a cash “prize” from the government were being tossed around for the exploration of Mars as recently as five or six months ago. However, SpaceDev is apparently going to be avoiding any government subsidies of any sort, which is a bold mission in an industry where their first exploration mission is expected to cost almost fifty million dollars. While mining is expected to.provide revenues, SpaceDev is also planning on hitting the scientific research market head on, claiming they will be able to return almost four times the scientific data of a typical government space agency in a dollar to dollar comparison. This is likely due in part to their official statement that they have no intention pf performing NASAstyle minimal risk missions. Instead, the goal of SpaceDev seems to be reasonable risk missions, resulting in much lower costs. SpaceDev’s first mission is their Near Earth Asteroid Prospector, or NEAP mission. A small unmanned spacecraft is to be launched for rendezvous with a nearby asteroid to investigate the makeup of the asteroid and its mining potential. SpaceDev hopes that their results from this mission will result in a boost in the demand for continued

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Viruses and vour mind by Owen Gregory special to Imprint

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our uncle Tom thinks he is also your uncle Bob. Send him to a psychia-trist right? New research into antipsychotic drugs has revealed that a virologist might also be of some help. Lorraine Brando of John Hopkins Children’s Center studied clozapine, a common treatment for schizophrenia, and nine of it’s metabolites (breakdown products). The researchers examined the effects the antipsychotic had on HIV replication in human cell cultures. Surprisingly, the antipsychotic drug displayed definite anti-viral characteristics. The replication of three strains of HIV were repressed by four of the clozapine metabolites. Despite these results, clozapine is not considered to be an effective treatment of HIV. A dose of clozapine 6000 times that of AZT (a drug used to treat HIV) is required to be effective for nontoxic concentrations of HIV. Research has not been done to determine the effects such high levels of clozapine would have in the human body, but with other drugs available there is no need to utilize clozapine as an anti-viral agent. The significance of the research is that clozapine, an antipsychotic, does have some anti-viral qualities. The revelation that clozapine inhibits HIV leads to the theory

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activities, such as terrorism or child pornography, are involved. The debate over Internet regulations is also heating up Stateside, where an Internet censorship law known as the Communications Decency Act has sparked a great deal of controversy. Passed by Congress eaily last year, the law met with strong opposition from many companies, interest groups, and individuals. The law was challenged, with the Supreme Court eventually ruling it as unconstitutional, but the fight for the advocates for free speech is far from over. A White House-backed effort to develop and implement a rating system for the Internet has rekindled the debate over censorship vs. free speech. Several large and influential

that clozapine is an effective antipsychotic because of the antiviral activities it displays. The idea that common neuropsychiatric diseases such as schizophrenia are the result ofa viral infection would be ground-breaking if proved to be true. Credence is lent to the theory by other research which found that drugs used in the treatment of mental illness have antiviral qualities. The commonly prescribed drug lithium is known to hinder the replication of herpes simplex viruses, and it isn’t the only drug to show these

point to these resu,lts as an indication that a genetic link may not be the answer. Robert H. Yolken, a researcher at John Hopkins, observed, “the geneticists have not found a gene yet either, and we feel the same way about viruses.” In this is a rebuttal to the major problem with the schizophrenia-virus theory, that of the lack of a virus to blame for schizophrenia in affected patients. One reason for this might be that doctors do not associate a disease like schizophrenia with viral infection, and so do not bother to look for a

characteristics. The popular theory on mental illnesses such as schizophrenia to date has been that they are hereditary and therefore genetic. Scientists now feel that other factors are involved, due to the result of twin studies. Identical twins are genetically identical, but it has been shown that if one twin becomes afflicted with a neuropsychiatric illness it does not follow that the other twin will develop the same disease. Proponents of the schizophrenia-virus theory

virus. Assuming there is a virus it will not necessarily be simple to find, Robert H. Yolken says, “My own feeling is that if there’s a virus it won’t be one of the easily recognizable ones.” It is interesting to note that this has a parallel in the field of HIV research, as the link between AIDS and a viral infection by HIV has been accepted by the majority of scientists, in spite of the lack of a well isolated and studied virus. Given this, it seems plausible that ayetunknownviruscould becaus-

companies led by America Online and Microsoft have joined the U.S. government in their attempt to make the Internet “safe for families”. A big part of this effort is a technology called Platform for Internet Content Selection (PICS), which provides a means of labelling Web sites according to their content. Specific programs can then be designed to read the Iabels and block access to pages with certain types of content. For example, a ratings system designed for families may block access to overly violent or sexually explicit material, with the choice of what is restricted being left up to the user. Although Web sites would be free to decide whether or not to use such a system (President Clinion has stressed that the system would be completely voluntary), opponents

argue that sites would eventually have no choice but to comply, lest they be shunned by the major search services and indexes. Any sites participating in PICS would also be self-labeled, which raises questions regarding the possibility of sites misrepresenting themseIves in order to remain part of the system. Whether you happen to be for free-speech or not {personally, I like it), it’s hard to argue that some sort of regulation of the Internet and its content isn’t necessary. The real question is where that regulation should take place. The ultimate onus of what is or is not to be viewed should be left up to the individual; too often people in our modern society are unwilling to take responsibility for their own actions, or those of their . children. Parents must take an active

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space research in the scientific community. While this program seems to have attracted some amusing declarations connecting SpaceDev to the “future of humanity,” SpaceDev certainly seems to be

of space exploration. If government agencies cannot provide economical

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ing some mental disorders. Despite the lack of an identified virus, the theory that a viral infection could be responsible for mental illness is starting to gain credibility in the scientific community. E. FullerTorrey of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington D.C. has defended the virus connection for mdny years and says the theory is “becomingremarkably respectable.” One piece of research which has caused scientists to re-examine the viral-psychosis link was done by Liv Bode of the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin where a virus which infects horses, the Borna virus, has been found to cause mood disorders and depression in humans. No link has been found between the Borna offers no comfort . virus and actual patients inflicted with Schizophrenia, but will be used to treat patients with that is not the significance of the mental disease, specifically prostudy. The fact that a virus had tease inhibitors normally used to been found to cause symptoms of treat HIV. mental illness in humans is enIt is doubtful that this new couraging to researchers like research will end the controversy Torrey. surrounding the theory that viral In an attempt to further valiinfections lead to serious neudate the virus-psychosis theory ropsychiatric diseases, but it will Torrey and his associates are planadvance the debate and cause ning research were anti-viral drugs other researchers to take notice.

role in deciding what their children will to view. Government and industry can take all the measures they like to stop the spread of online pornography and violence, but the Internet is simply too big and changing too quickly for anyone to hope to censor all of it. Moreo-

ver, these elements are, like it or not, part of our society and will find a way to make themselves heard. Freedom ofspeech is a tricky thing, but it’s an important part of our constitutidn. People can still decide for themselves when to listen, and what to download.


HopeSprings Eternal by Tracy Imprint

munity to let them know that there is someone who wants to listen to their experiences. Recchia says that all the resources are there to start a support group for young adults who are living with cancer. All that is needed is the people. People are what make HopeSpring work. There are approximately 200 volunteers at HopeSpring, and more are always welcomed, especially university students. Volunteering is often

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ancer is ajways an upsetting subject. When it happens to you or someone you love, the idea of fiving with this disease is an overwhelming and disturbing prospect. Here in K-W, HopeSpring is helping those living with cancer to move beyond the disease. HopeSpring is it cancer support centre that offers a variety of programs for those who have been diagnosed with cancer, their friends, family, and caregivers. HopeSpring was established in 1995. The centre is supported entirely by private donations. It receives no money from the government or from the Canadian Cancer Society. Since its opening the centre has been dedicated to addressing the question “how do you embrace life once you learn you have a disease that has the potential to end it?” A small sign posted in rhecentre provides their “A cure is a successful answer: treatment administered from the outside. Healing is an inner process of becoming whole.” When you first walk into the centre, you notice how cozy and inviting the rooms are and how friendly everyone is. Everyone is excited, happy and eager to help. There is information lining the walls, art work created by members and lots of comfortable chairs perfect for conversation. At an Open House last Sunday the conversations centred around the beginning of a new season and the start of fall programs.

Programs offered HopeSpring:

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Betty Recchia is the director of HopeSprings. She describes the programs as a way of “getting yourself back.” She says that once people are diagnosed with cancer, it becomes the focus of their lives. Many patients only concentrate on their physical well being and how their medical treatments are progressing, ignoring their emotional needs. The centre helps them to look beyond the physica& to learn to see themselves as separate from the disease. The programs offered by HopeSpring help individuals face the challenges of living with cancer by focusingon inner strengths. HopeSpring recognizes the need to care for the mind and the

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soul, as well as, the body. They provide emotional, psychosocial and educational support through a variety of programs such as yoga, art therapy, music therapy, various support groups, stress reduction, journaling and information evenings. These programs are meant to help people “learn to sleep with the elephant,” as Recchia likes to say. Recchia says that one of the greatest challenges for people affected by cancers is to admit that they need help when coping with the disease. Many feel alone and that there is no place to turn to for help. This is especially true for young adults. It is difficult for the centre toreach the universitycom-

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Helping Yourseif: self help through relaxation and imagery Yoga: gentle stretching combining breathing, body awareness, and deep relaxation Art Therapy: Creative expression can be fun and an emotional outlet Stress Reduction: learning to cope with stress from cancer Joumaling: writing down your thoughts for self knowledge and growth Music Therapy: using music to restore your physical and emotional well being Doctor’s Perspective: Dr. B i II Bryant answers questions about the medical system and how to work within it. Support Groups: for teens, young adults, men and women Therapeutic Touch: a healing technique which may provide comfort and relaxation All programs and services are free. Programs are 7-8 weeks in duration.

the way that those living with this disease receive the most satisfaction. Recchia has seen many people who were memberscome back and become volunteers. For her, this is the most rewarding aspect of her job, “[watching] the transformation that takes place in people. . .how they reclaim their lives.”

The Spiritual Warrior Scholarship When Dan Blasutti developed a rare formofcancer hislifechanged dramatically. I Ic began co explore his creative and spiritual sides. He began to sculpt and write. He kept a journal of his experiences with cancer, which is now a published volume available through HopeSpring. Though Dan eventually succumbed to rhe disease, he died with dignity,’ and a newfound sense of peace and consciousness. In memory of Dan, HopeSpring offers a scholarship for those whose lives have been touched by cancer, either directly or through a friend or family member. The scholarship is awarded to a person planning to attend an accredited post-secondary institution who is currently living, working or attending secondary school in the Waterloo Region. To find out more about the Spiritual Warrior Scholarship, or co buy Dan’s book, contact HopeSpring at (S 19) 742~HOPE.

Tribute to lost .angels by Jessica Kwik special to Imprint

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here are events in history that change the way we see rhe world. The deaths of rwoof the most influential women of our time, Princess Diana and Mother Theresa, are two of these moments. The shock of these tragedies has forced journalists, the monarchy, and ordinary people around the world to rethink the images we’ve created for them. When you heard the news of Princess Diana’s death for the first time, what were you doing? The

moment may have felt as dulling to the hearc as the death of JFK must have been for our parents. I can remember hearing the news during the petitions of Sunday mass at church. I had assumed that the prayer was for an injured princess,notadeadone.Butwhen the news hit, so did the feelings of denial, anger and guilt. I don’t know

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who was so distant felt‘ so personal. I learned I was not the only one feeling upset. Letters from the public to newspaper editors fill pages, as do the articles by journalists for days after her death. People lined up for four to twelve

hours co place poems and bouquets at the gates of Diana’s home. Signs of devotion to her are seen in streets, theatres, and even by people giving their daughters her name. Why did the death of Diana Spencer create such a deep response of emotions from the public and from the press? I think part of the public outcry is a reaction to our feeling of shame. No one expected the vibrant woman of 36 years to die; we had taken her for granted. When she walked through a mine field to increase continued

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ox the past few years, the University of Waterloo has had a reputation for bad fashion. It is belived that if you attend UW, your daily outfit consisted of a t-shirt with math formulas on it and a pair

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Wisdom from the trenches by Simon Woodside speciill to Imprint ell,welcome back to another year at university, the Ilnivcrsity of Waterloo to be exact. Now that the initial rush (good or bad), of returning is over things are starting to look pretty humdrum again. Classes, homework, food, sleep, fun-you need to figure out how to survive at university. Not just survive-but live well. The first thing you need is a den in which you can hide. A lot of people move into their own

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place with some friends after first year. I hope they’re good friends, because they’re the people who will be stealing your milk. The essential elements of a good home are, well, a nice room, a comfortable bed, a well-stocked larder, and, of course, a good “family,” a.k.a. Zhan, Lynn and Jason, with whom you’re sharing the answering machine. Or, you might be living in residence again. It’s a simpler life, and places like Conrad Grebel and St. Paul’s are great for the atmosphere. Candles for your room are a good thing. Get yourself out to a

garage sale or furniture store and find a nice, comfy chair. Trust me, you’ll be spending a lot of time in it. The next thing you’ll need is money. Where you get the money is your business-parentsare good ifyou’re lucky, and a job is good if you’re independent. Some combination thereof is good too. Now, take the money, and buy food and school books. Ah, food. Is there no end to your joyous savour, your splendid bouquet. Yes, a well-stocked pantry is one of the true joys of life. 1 expect you already have Fudgee-

OS and ice cream, bnt invest in some bacon? eggs, and pancake mix for Saturday and Sunday morntngs, It doesn’t take long co prepare a good meal, and if you don’t know how to cook, one of your house mates surely does. Bribe them to help you, or bribe them really well to cook for you. Just say no to Kraft Dinner! School books are a pain in the neck. They are also a pain in the wallet, but this is something you can at least partially cure. First of all, buy your books used. There are legions of good students one

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Angst, Situations like this are never pleasant. Despite the fact that this person may be the most incompetent buffoon ever tocrawl the Earth, he does have feelings. Perhaps it would be more democratic to do some shopping on the side and find another person whose personality would not be such a deterrent. They could quietly fill the position, giving you a pleasant co-

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about the issue, a “loose cannon;” when she sought companionship with other men she was a “scandal.” Suddenly, she dies in a car accident and her flaws are forgiven: by the Queen, the press and the public. The old adage, “you don’t know what you’ve got until you lose it” grates on our conscience. Why didn’t we recognize that the exiled princess

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However, what is most fascinating is that although Diana seemed to resemble the common person in so many ways, there was still the crown of royalty upon her head. But, hers was an integrity that no crown could alter. She was a representative of goodness, humanity’s ambassador to itself, and the flag-bearer for the cause of optimism in our pessimistic modern era.

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tant to headline, though Mother Theresa was an extraordinary figure and it had been several days since Diana’s death. Mother Theresa’s challenges are perhaps less publicizcd, but no less difficult. As the “Saint of the gutters,” she was just as revolucionary in her work as a Roman Catholic care-giver in a country which is predominantly Hindu. ‘This woman of 87 years WJY just over four feet tall and she \2’;t\ known w carry sick adults well into her sixties. Mother Thcrcsa worked for over 40 years bringing dignity to the dying of CZalc\ltta through her order of nuns, the R/lissionaries of Charity. Contrasting the extravagance of royal life, Mother Theresa

leaves behind just two saris and 11 bucket. Ilow a p-son can persevere to care for sick pct~plc who cannor get better, madmen who must be rcstr;lirled in their sickbeds, and pet~l~le suffering from leprosy ib a ferlt to which WC cannot reltitc, Wc c3n mnrc c;lsil> relate to the flriws of Prince53 IIiana, and so the mirror of the media refkcts her endlessly Hchind tt-rcirmtgc of frailty, Ilother ‘I‘hercsa showed 11% ;t quiet and enduring strength, but we are moro shocked rhdt t tw shimmer of I’rincess I)itina’s imqqc is wiped away by thr: true fragility

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he Warrior footbali team kicked off 1997 with the heavy weight of a preseason No. 1 national ranking on their shoulders. Not showing any sign of pressure, the Warriors walked all over the Laurier Golden Hawks in a convincing 24-l victory. For any team, the preseason rankings can be both a help and a hindrance. If you’re ranked seventh and make the playoffs, it’s considered a rousing success. Start with a

number one ranking and anything less than the Vanier Cup is a disappointment. Of course, the other option is to just go out on the field, knock your oppoyents around for 60 minutes, and take the victories one by one. PickingCI uoa where he left off in last year’s MVP season, Jarrett Smith led the Warrior onslaught, rushing for 216 yards on 22 . carries, averaging 9.8 yards per carry. Second year fullback DougaHaidner chipped in with 43 yards on eight carries and crunching blocks to spring Smith free, as the team 1 posted nearly 300 rushing yards on the day. . The passing attack was the weak link for the Warriors, as the running game carried the offense. Ryan Wilkinson

ing for a 29 yard toss and barely staying inbounds to set up IWilkinson’s touchdown scamper. The defense started out slow, looking soft on sweep and pitchout plays, but dominating over the middle. Golden Hawk freshman back Granville Myers picked up 7 1 yards on five carries exploiting the outside weakness. Any plays run off-tackle or up the middle were stopped almost immediately by the inside defence led by linebacker Jason Van Gee1 and NT Rob McMurren. Overall, Laurier racked up only 91 yards rushing. The pass rush was as expected, with the Laurier

quarterbacks being flushed out more than a .porta-potty at Lollapalooza. Led by all-star linebacker Kevin Pressburger, the defensive front seven consistently collapsed the pocket and forced a number of poor throws, limiting Laurier to onlv 84 vstds in the ajr.

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The game belonged to the Athenas, and if it were not for a lack of luck, the final score would have displayed it. With rookie Angie Faraces’ quick footwork the girls took a one goal lead shortly before the half. After the half, the same rookie star cook a penalty shot and drilled the soccer ball out of reach of the Marauders goalkeeper to increase the lead, convincing the specta-

ATHENAS 2, McMaster 2 SOCCER On Sunday, September 7, at 1 p.m., the Athenas kicked offthe regular season against the McMaster Marauders. The game started out with tough playing by both teams, but within minutes it was obvious that Waterloo had an advantage -speed. However, disappointment wasn’t far behind. After outplaying the Marauders on the field and the scoreboard for most of the game, the Athenas had to settle for a 2-2 tie.

tars that the Athena girls were ready for their first victory of the season. 1 But it wasn’t to be. Even though rookie defender Julie Kwok played a great game by stopping two shots on net; even though Captains Laura Munroe and Margaret Corey demonstrated leadership by both their skills on the field and those in communication; even though the team never gave up cheering af-

ter the game was done. The scoreboard cheated them of the victory and the credit they deserved. At every position Waterloo played smarter and quicker; however nerves and poor officiating towards the end of the game led to two quick goals by the opposition. The Athenas had no choice but to sit back and watch a two goal lead slip away in a matter of seconds. As a spirited team, the Athenas encouraged each other throughout the game and never gave up. The team will have to look at its opening game as a learning experience, but at the same time realize that it does have what it takes to go places this season. Looking ahead, the Athenas visit the Guelph Gryphons this Saturday. Guelph has already posted two impressive victories over Brock and Toronto this season, and will be tough to beat. On Sunday, the Athenas host the Windsor Lancers, defeated and shut out in their first two games this season.

Warriors overrun by Marauders by Aman Singh special to Imprint

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he Waterloo Warriors mens soccer team opened its season this past Sunday with a tough 2-l loss against the McMaster Marauders. Over the summer the team has gone through many changes. A new coach and a new style of play, along with a confident attitude, have left the players with high expectations for the new sea-* son. Ex-Newcastle and New York Cosmos star Eddie Edgars has taken over the reigns of the soccer program. Edgars has made a commitment to playing a style that depends on ball control and possession. Edgars has also assembled some of the area’s most experienced coaches to help bring a championship to Waterloo. The W&rriors got off to a great startonSunday.StrikerDaveNutt dribbled through a maze of players before striking a superb goal against the Marauders. The Warriors controlled much of the play, but lapses in concentration found them trailing 2-l in the last half. During the last 15 minutes of play, the Warriors had the Marauders netkeeper beat, but, they failed to find the net in time to score. Although the end result wasn’t up to expectations, the team feels that they can build on their play, when they face Cuelph and Windsor this weekend.

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For 40 years Campus Recreation has been offering the UW . community opportunities ‘for “Fun and Friends”, This vear the

If getting wet to a funky beat is for you, try out an Ak-wa-fit class! The Fitness program is offering classes all through the day. For land lovers, the variety continues. Due to demand, more boxercise and slide classes have

ruary, when UW will host the 1998 Ontario Interuniversity Lifeguard Championships (did you know that Lifeguarding is an Olympic sport for ZOOO?). Any UW student with NLS is welcome to come out

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Campus Ret! Well, the summer has come and gone; but just because it’s back to school, that’s no reason not to stay active and fit! Campus Recreation has oodles of things to participate in - whether it be playing on a league team, organizing a tournament, or volunteering as a Ret Pal. There’s something for everyone at every fitness level (yes, even couch potatoes). Numerous clubs and other special interest classes are available; just pick up a copy of the handy-dandy Campus Recguidebook for the scoop on how to get involved.

Skills and Drills New this year to the Campus Ret roster are the *‘Skills and Drills” clinics for basketball, volleyball, soccer, and ultimate. In addition to the Hockey “Skills and Drills” and the “Approach Game” Golf Clinic, these classes are offered at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. The clinics are excellent for teaching the basics of the sports as well as catering to more experienced players. The cost for these classes is nominal (Illtimate is free!) and most of the clinics are run by Varsity sports coaches, So for those of you who are looking to try a new

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Before I begin, I am right here, right now, making the disclaimer that the following comments are not racially motivated, lest somebody’s daddy accuse me of such. I just don’t like unproven athletes who think that the world owes them everything. That said, I think somebody needs to smarten up 17-year-old tennis prodigy Venus Williams. Why, you ask, does she need a lesson in how not to be a jerk? How about Williams’ lack of respect for any of the players on the WTA tour? Williams seems to think that the tour is hers for the taking. Some call it confidence, some call it cocky. Some (like Williams’ father) would say that the only difference is the colour of your skin. A better explanation might come from a comparison between two of the more cocky/ confident players in women’s tennis, Martina Hingis and Williams. Hingis is confident. And she should be, After winning the U.S. Open, Hingis is 65-2 on the year, has won three Grand Slams in 1997 and is number one in the world. Hingis knows she can kick ass on the circuit because, well, she’s doing it now, Williams, on the other hand, is cocky. Until the U.S. Open, she had done nothing of real significance on the tour, She had reached the quarterfinals of a couple of tournaments, but had done nothing to show that she has the game to back up her attitude. This is

why she is considered more cocky. She thinks she can kick ass, but she hasn’t really done it yet, save for her U.S. Open performance. Another good example would be the bumping incident with Irma Spirlea in the semi-finals. By many accounts, Williams had been making no attempts to avoid possible collisions with her opponent on changeovers. While this is not a rule, it is tennis etiquette. Players usually look to see where their opponent is during a changeover, andturnorslow down to make sure there isn’t a collision. Williams wasn’t doing this, and Spirlea decided she’d had enough. Late in the match, neither one gave ground during a changeover and the two bumped. Spirlea’s subsequent handling of the incident didn’t win her many allies, but perhaps it should have been noted that there were two dancers in this little tango. Also, she grunts. She moans. She squeals. She yells. Hello, people! This is tennis, not cheap pornographic movies we’re dealing with here. Grunting is distracting and unsportsmanlike, no matter who does it, Iin tennis, the fans are asked to be quiet for a reason. So why are the players allowed to get away with it? Of course, Williams has a iittle help. Her father, Richard, is psychopathic on his good days. Every single criticism against his daughter is met with accusations of racism. Here is a man who has

taught his daughters how to serve, volley, aim smashes unnecessarily at opponents’ heads and deck opponents in the head, which he claims Venus’ younger sister, Serena, would have done if she had been involved in the bumping incident. It’s a good thing he claims that he is not going to be a tennis father. Imagine what would happen if he were to actually be in the stands for one of his daughter’s matches:

The point is that Ms. Williams ‘has a lot to learn before she takes a prominent place in women’s tennis. Williams, like Tiger Woods, is being looked upon as a role model for young AfricanAmerican athletes everywhere. Let’s pretend for a moment that raceeven matters, since, in theory, everybody should be equal. Williams needs to learn a bit about the etiquette of her sport. Tiger Woods is a polite, respectful youngster who has respect for his sport, and his peers. Williams is, at best, a brash, egotistical youngster who has respect for no one. Is that the image she really wants to portray to budding African-American athletes everywhere? One day, Venus Williams could become a great player. IIere’s hoping that she doesn’t do so until she learns how to handle all that comes with it.

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hey come from all parts of the University Cam pus. .Each term the rusty skates are dusted off and the stinky equipment is brought out to play once more. The recruitment and scouting program scours the campus with a fine toothed comb or whoever is available. Their off season training schedule is unparalleled. To make the team you must fit the Worrier mold which is remodified each term. Yes, you must have heard of them, they are the most successful team in Campus Recreation Ice hockey. They are the Waterloo Worriers. This incredible team has been in the Campus Recreation league for about 12 years in one shape or another, with some emphasis on the word “shape.” The exact academic term of the Worriers inception into the Campus Ret ice hockey league is-not really known but current captain Bill Rickmeier said “Well the 1 team has taken many forms over

the years and as well many names.” Eickmeier, who was a student at the University of Waterloo back in the early eighties, recalls some of the names “I believe they started out as the ‘Poor Kids’ and that name stuck for a while, and then it was the Pylons for some time and then we lost a game and decided to change our name to the Worriers.” The Worriers are not in the habit of losing too much, in the Iast five years the Worriers record is 100 wins, 5 losses and 1 tie. Bill recounts the losses, “Well this past term we lost the finals in a shoot out, then there was one where we played a really psyched up team who beat us fair and square, then one was by default and finally we lost one of them by beating ourselves,” Eickmeier recalls this odd game: “The other team did not have enough players and we loaned them two of our ringers who incidentally were in on most of the goal scoring.” He attributes a lot of the success to a solid core of veteran players; Ron “Bernie Parent”

Johnson, who is a prof with the Recreation and Leisure Department, George “sizzling slapshot” Labahnand Bill Futher both from the Computer Science Department, Bare “passing-the-puck-atyour-head” Domzy and Mike “utility player” Dutton. There is a very long fist of honorary mentionssuchasAlArthur,BobHicks, Dave Klassen, Neil MacLeod, Steve Shikaze, Mark Byerley, and Russ Tupiing, who have all played on the team in the past. With 12 years and counting under their belt the legendary Worriers have reaIly not focused on the winning aspect of their game. In fact, they are quite humble about their successful record. Instead, they treasure the good times, fun, friends and countless stories that will be remembered throughout the years. Campus Ret registration for Competitiveand Co-Recreational Leagues is on Monday, Scptember lSth, from 4 pm to 6 pm and Tuesday, September 16th, 10 am to 12 noon. Don’t miss out: this may be the term you start your own Campus Recreation legend.


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The Weekend Warrior is a new and recurring feature in Imprint Sports. It will examine common injuries affecting athletes at the professional, amateur and pick-up levels, how to prevent them, and how to care for them. If you have any questions you’d like answered, or would like to offer a piece, send it to sports@imprint.uwaterloo.ca or contact Greg Picken at 888-4048 by Natalie Imprint

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jazz venue. The series kicks off on September seventeenth, showcasing one of Canada’s premiere jazz vibraphonists, Peter Appleyard. Known as a legend, and having received his investiture as an Officer of the Order of Canada, he has played with such greats as Oscar Peterson, LioneI Hampton, and Benny Goodman. Tickets for this show are on sale as of now. The second show on the menu is Carol Welsman, internationally acclaimed Jazz

singer/Pianist and Juno award nominee. She has captivated audiences worldwide, singing fluently in English, French, and Italian. This show is a special show, with the proceeds of this show being donated to the Easter Seals. Tickets for this show go on sale October fifteenth. The series condudes with The Moe Koffman Quartet. Koffman, is known as the “Swinging Shepherd”, having been inducted to the music hall of fame. He is

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highty dancable, but agonizingly uniformset of songs that all seemed to blend into one. Maybe, if they could come up with another baseline, or another guitar riff, they could be something, but as it stands, it was kind of like listening to CFNY: the same song, over and over and over and over agam. treble charger bounced back treble and forth between tunes from indie recordings ~17, self=t;tle and their major label debut. Through “Maybe it’s me,” they kept the freshman audience pogoing, bouncing a large beachball off the spotlights and crowdsurfing. Recognizable hits like “Morale,” “Even Grable” and “Friend of Mine” were met with resounding cheers. And, just when I thought they weren’t going to play “Red,” they did. It was great.

The Acting Studio Theatre & Company Back by popular demand, the Theatre & Company are offering classes through The Acting Studio for young adults and adults alike. The class for young adults (aged 13-18) begins on Saturday, September 20 and continues weekly, 1O:OCl a.m.noon, until Saturday November 22. This class will include improvisational work as well as scene study. Cost is $125.00. The adult acting class will be held Tuesday nights, September 30 - November 18, from 790 - 930 p.m. Focus will be on improvisational and experimental work, especially movement and sound. Some acting experience is preferred. The cost of these classes is $140.00. So, all you budding thespians out there, take note! For more information, call 57 I-7080.

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also an Officer of the Order of Canada, having received numerous awards for his musical prowess. Moe and his quartet will be appearing in a Christmas Jazz concert on December third, with tickets going on sale on November twelfth. With only 250 seats available, this series is a guaranteed sell out! Packages can be purchased at the Waterloo Stage Theatre box office by calling (519) 888-0000, and at Murch music, 1490 Dunbar Street, Cambridge, (5 19) 622- 1470.

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The trademark of the treble charger sound is the jangling guitar and vocal harmonies, both of which are rarely done well in today’s swamp of rock. On this night, Greig, Bill and Rosie were in perfect form. For the incoming frosh, it was a great introduction to what Fed Hall could be. Whether they stop going there like so many frosh before will have to be seen.

Sick of staying up late to watch Conan O’Brien bomb on joke after joke? Waterloo’s ownMike McNulty has come up with a solution to this problem. Starting on Thursday Sept 11 at the Grad House, the Harry Poser show begins its reign as kingof late night campus comedy. The show is of the Hollywood variety type, with Harry Poser opening with a monologue, then interviewing

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u’ve seen the previewsFishburn awfence 1. (Boys in the Hood), Tim Roth (Pulp Fiction), Andy Garcia {Things To Do In Denver When You’re Dead), it has the makings of an action packed gangster flick right? Well not exactly, actually not even remotely. This is a bad, bad movie. Why someone put such an uninteresting story on the silver screen will remain a mystery. It was as if a couple of accounting students got togetherone night and attempted to do something artistic. This movie is as creative as... well as something an accounting student would come up with. Alright my position is clear, but what was the movie about? Lawrence Fishburn gets out of jail, rejoins his old cronies in the loving and caring community of 1930 Harlem. Pays his respect to the numbers running “Queen” of Harlem. Immediately assumes a prominent role in her organization. Takes over, Gets girl. Loses girl.

What do you mean you don’t tip ? Everybody, look how power has corrupted Fishburn! Now that’s original, I have never seen anything like it. Oops, that was my opinion again, sorry. That sums up the story and unless you have a scorching case of insomnia please believe me

my version is infinitely more interesting then the movie was. The movie was not completely without merit. Tim Roth’s character was quite amusing and he did an excellent job with it. Unfortunately even Roth and his quirky character were unable to

escape the mire that the plot clogged him into. It has happened before, it will happen again:’ stellar cast, movie still sucks. Boys and girls Hoodlum sucks and I recommend that you do not see it; even on Tuesday.

Opera .in the Square The N97/% season features Mozart’s L)on Giovanni and Johann Strauss II’sDieFhhmws, Verdi’s KP’go/..tro and the annual POPERA concert at Centre in the Square, Kitchener. The story of the infamous libertine who is pursued to the gates of hell by three scorned women and one vengful spirit, Don Giovanni runs November 1, 1997. Die Fh-dmmms, a giddy talc of a decadent party, unfolds as a matron turns the table on her errant husband and everyone waltzes in and out of compromising situations. It can be seen l>ecember 5, 1997. For its third season in K-W on January 30, 1998, PUPERA provides an inviting and accessible environment for audiences making their first appearances at the opera. The season ends with Rigalerto, an exquisite and moving human tragedy of seduction, betrayal and vengeance. This last show can be seen May 8, 1998. Other dates are also available in Hamilton at The Great Hall of Hamilton Place, For ticket sales in Kitchcncr, please call (S 19) 57% 1,570 or 1 (800) 268977.

Kiss your Butt goodbye FormerRainbow Butt Monkeys, FingerEleven have updated their sound too With

Finger 11 Interview James Black, guitarist and songwriter by Darryl Kelman special to Imprint

DK: A question you guys have probably been asked millions of times, why did you guys change your name? JB: Well when we got into the studio, we were sort of half way done mixing the record and we could sort of see that the music was reaHy different and it seemed like a different band and we thought the name was the next thing to go. We weren’t 100 per cent on it, all of us, and we j&t thought it was fitting, sort of, because it seemed like musically we were starting all over again so we decided, all five of us, that we’d like to do that. We were never 100 per cent on the name (Rainbow Butt Monkeys) to begin with and it seems whenever we all agree on something we should do it because we rarely all agree on anything. DK: I read it was a lyric in one of your songs or something? JB: Yeah. There’s a song on the album called “Thin Spirits” and it was originally called “Finger 11.” There’s a line in it, he (Scott

Anderson) was singing it and we were all like “Whoah! Did you just say finger ll?” and at that point we were thinking about changing the name, and it was something that struck all of us as being really cool so we stole it from the song and changed the lyric in the song. DK: I was also noticing how your sound is almost totally different, like it’s hard to find the Butt Monkey sound on most songs. JB: It’s strange because people only hear “Letters From Chutney” (the first album) and now they hear this and we did about thirty demos or something, like thirty songs, and there’s a natural progression from “Letters From Chutney” to “Tip” (the new album)but because nobody sees that, nobody hears those demos, it seems so drastic. But it really wasn’t a conscious effort by the band, it just sort An of happened. We’re getting more into, like, we’re getting more musical instead of just trying to be, just sort of like, hopping around. So I don’t know.. .I hope that people still will embrace it. DK: I think it’s a lot more radio friendly, I think a lot of people will like it a lot more.

JB: Yeah I hope so. Doing it, it didn’t seem like it was, like it seemed really heavy but I guess to a certain extent it’s still pretty heavy and some of the people that hear it think it could be like, played on radio and stuff and we weren’t really looking to do that either, it just sort of happened.

altogether new band. It’s cool that you think that. It’s cool to hearopinions about it [the album] because it just came out and the only people we know who have heard it is like, the band and our families who are obviously not going to say “it sucks” like, we know it doesn’t suck.

DK: So what’s up with promoting and stuff, like I know you guys did Edgefest, but are you going to do your own tour? JB: I’m not sure if we’re going to do our own tour for awhile. We’re trying to get in with the bigger bands, try to get our faces around, and get people to know us. We have a video coming out hopefully in next week sometime, its just in the editing process right now. . . DK: I was also noticing in your bio that one of you said that you didn’t think much of the songTip, but then it ends up being the lead single and the name of the album? JB: Yeah it was a strange thing. The original demo of it, the vocals were really hard to follow and it just gave everyone the impression about the whole song that it just wasn’t very good. It definitely did that for me, I was like “oh man, could’ve been cool.” And then we were playing it up at the cottage where we did pre-production and Arnold was like “Wow that was neat, we should try to work on that”. And it took a cool little spin. As far as being like, the title of the album, we just thought it kind of went with the artwork. It was kind of

funny, a person tipping over. So it kind of worked out cool for that. Someone else said it worked out cool cause of the finger “ tip.” DK: I never even thought of that. JB: I didn’t either until somconc mentioned it. It was like, oh man. It’s cool to see songs like that, ones that you think of as garbage, get reworked, end up sounding really, really good. DK: So you said you’re going to be opening up for bigger bands, are you going to be doing that around here, like in KitchenerWaterloo , sometime soon? JB: Our live show is quite a bit different. Not so much up and down, more of a lateral thing. We’re still trying to learn how to play the songs. Working out the bugs, Lets see, Waterloo on the twelfth, with the Tea Party. DK: So do most people, when they come out to the show, do they know who you are? JB: Sometimes, and some people don’t even get it until we play “Circles” (from the frrst album) and they’re like “oh shit! That band.” Or “As far as 1 can Spit” (also from the first album). The response for those songs is surprisingly good. It’s strange to think peopleeven remember who been away for we are. We’ve quite awhile.


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Gage in transition.” They effectively act as independent stories of independent people. At times, it is surprising how little the events of their stories are related. Side by side, they present two personalities with an abiding commitment to each other, each with their own stark feeling of isolation. Shields is perhaps best known for her Pulitzer Prize and Governor General Award-winning book,T/reStomDia&s, which relates the life of a woman, birth

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strate a lack of compassion and in heren t self-concern most people fail to see in those they love. The Bowman marriage appears to “work)), yet we learn from

Brenda’s story that she woke up one morning and reaiized that she no longer loved her husband and continued in that state for several months. There is no mention of this time in Jack’s story; we can only presume that he was unaware ofwhat had happened to her and to himself. Shields makes no overt attempt to explain why Jack and Brenda are together (and happy together if not happy individually). She simply creates vivid characters who resemble people we know, ordinary lives and crises included. Yet, despite the close perspective on their thoughtsand feelings, there is a remoteness to these characters, a sense that it is impossible to really know them; they are, like most people, still trying to know themselves.

All about banging The Inflationary Universe The Quest for a New Theory of Cosmk Origins lyAlunH.Cuth Addison-Wesley 358 pages, $33.95 by Rob Van Imprint

book really tends to humble the reader, putting people back in their place as being very insignificant in the whole scheme of things. From explaining early theories by Einstein, Hubble and Hooft to attempting to explain

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theories that the author himself doesn’t completely understand, The hflahaary Lhkwxe is a completely fascinating look at the most irrelevant period in the history of the universe. None of the theories can ever be proven and it will never affect me personally.


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t’s consoling to know people today are still writing fiction novels. Regardless of how wonderfully disturbing the material may be, this 32 year old Irish author brings colour and depth to his stories. He is described as an author among the likes of Ian McEwan and Edgar Allan Poe. A feat not often tackled by writers today. L&&it/n &He&consists of 16 short, morbid stories that draw the reader in, only to sedate and warp the mind in the most subtle ways. McCormack writes of murders, obsessions and mutilations in smooth, black prose that make even the most sick storylines believable. The second entry, entitled “The Stained Glass Violations,” reveals a story of a woman obsessed with eating glass. Her fetish drives her to steal the Christ Child from a stained glass window, and grind it down to an edible powder. The story closes with a monologue of thoughts from her immaculately conceived newborn, Notonfy is the concept intriguing, but the develop-

ment of her ‘crazed urge to eat things’ becomes absolutely possible. Perhaps the most macabre is the alphabetical progression of “A is for Axe.” A paragraph or two on each letter describes how one young man drives an axe into his father’s head. The sensational news results in a fan following, media exploitation and a marriage proposal. Perhaps this sort of story has been done before, but the utter calm and clarity with which McCormack writes makes the tale that much more disturbing. It’s not outright gore-and-horror writing that maintains a level of improbability like a Freddy Crueger movie; but convincing, it-could-happen-to-you writing that makes each sketch all the more powerful. One can’t help but question the author’s own stability, displaying this sort of pre- , occupation with the intensely grim. By the same token one is fascinated by the colour and life with which he writes, His clever melancholy extends to fables of lost love, limbs and kidneys; transvestites and other relatives killing each other or transforming identities. Each story is vividly dark and passionately cold. Irisrlr Times describes it as “Remarkable, even at the most extreme moments.” It’s definitely a good read for any student looking to escape. The stories don’t take long to finish, but they manage to

draw in the reader, encompassing them in soft, warm covers of intense degeneracy for a comfortable, warped nightmare. Gttiing& in the Head has left me interested in further works of Irish Gothic, not to mention future releases by McCormack. If you’ve got a few spare hours and a great passion for the disturbed, this book comes highly recommended.

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It. You wouldn’t want to be the only one on your block without it, would you? The press has been fueling the electronic music trend buy packaging it as something new, yet the Prodigy and Chemical brothers have been releasing albums since the early nineties.

This so called “new” electronic music has all been done before, but it has never been rammed down our throats. The music industry believes that it can sell to the masses, just by marketing it as something new. By marketing only “new” electronic bands, other non-electronic bands are forgotten by the general public, and fall into obscurity. Until the next “new sound” is exhumed . Music marketing is the record companies selling you music based on a lifestyle “choice”, rather than music that you like. They’d have you consume based on a prc-defined stereotype. You bought the baggy pants and the Vans, therefore you tle& to buy the latest Prodigy and Chemical Brother’s singles. Consumerist conformity makes their job, which is taking your money, that, much easier.


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is a disappointment. After the aural majesty of (Whd5 th story) Muming Gioty?, Be Here Now falls flat, coming off as an overproduced, overdone underachievement with hardly a memorable track. Hate Wonderwall? Maybe, but at least you could probably hum along anytime the song comes on. I don’t know as the same can be said for anything on

Be Here Now. What kills this disc is the lack of sincerity and emotion in the

songs. For the most part, we have cold riffs layered over tiam’s dispassionate snarling, creating instantly forgettable songs like “Magic Pie” and “My Big Mouth.” There are a couple of good songs on Be H&m Now. The first single “D’you Know What I Mean?” is reminiscent of the songs from Oasis’ debut Definite& Maybe, with a raw, harder-edged tone. “Stand By Me” is ok, and “Don’t Co Away” may be the best song on the album, which isn’t really saying much. Still, regardless of what anyone says about the album, it’ll sell a lot of copies, produce a couple of hit singles and further line the pockets of Noel Gallagher. And with any luck, he can put that money into recording the masterpiece he feels he’s capable of. As a final note, believe it or not, I’m actually an Oasis fan.

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If you have never heard Ben Folds Five before, you may be surprised on the first listen. There is one instrument lacking that many bands have relied upon way too much: the distorted guitar. This band consists of only a piano, bass and drums. Their sophomore release is a welcome change in this era of stayed, boring guitar rock drivel. Just the first few notes you hear on the album will make you wish that you never quit your grade eight piano lessons. By using the piano to replace the guitar, it becomes the framework that each song is built around. The piano works brilliantly to vary moods on this release, swinging from pounding up-tempo songs (“One angry dwarf’ and “200 solemn faces”), to quieter ballads ( “Brie k”). Th e most radio friendly

tune is “The battle of who could care less,” but you would have to search long and hard to find a radio station that would play it, since they are so hooked on guitar sounds. Ben Folds pounds relentlessly on his piano keys as if he were a powerful drummer, i la John Bonham, By channeling his intensity, he creates a sound unlike any other player. This makes him sound al1 that more pissed off when he belts out the chorus to “Song for the dumped,” “give me my money Jack, you bitch!” A great release from a band that will never be played on CFNY.

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laughable than anything else. The Prodigy/Tom Morello song would have been up with the better material had it done without the ubiquitous wanking style of Morello’s, so prevalent in Rage Against the Machine’s work, and 70s blaxplotation films. And Orbital/ Kirk Hammet’s version of “Satan?” I was initially looking forward to hearing this; my advice is go with the original. While I like Metallica, Hammett’s breakneck guitar is not suited to overlay a brilliant track like “Satan.” Not to mention f@!#ing Silverchair. Would they just piss off already? . .the post-mortem Anyway. is this: if you feel up to spending twenty bucks to get three or four really good songs, a half dozen fair-to-middlin’ ones, and a bit of filler, well, ihen this is the right album for you to buy. I’m glad I got the review copy. I probably would have been disappointed to have shelled out that much cash. In truth, you’d be safer getting the new Sister Machine Gun; same musical flavour, more original writing and a damn good live

bing Westward/Wink’s Apart” is also rather tasty, and Mans&8053 State offer up the kick-ass “Skin Up Pin Up.” Those three tracks are the best on this CD, and some of the best stuff I’ve heard all year, believe it or not; as for the rest of the disc... well... that’s next. Marilyn Manson is on this; it seems there’s no avoiding them. And, of course, Mr. Manson and company are up to their old histrionic tricks with the Sneaker Pimps playing back-up on “Long Hard Road Out of Hell.” Yawn. Wake me when Manson and his flock of pea-brained teenage followers go away. Metallica manages to outdo the mediocrity of their last album with a DJ Spooky remix of “For Whom the BeII Tolls.” It’s more

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Thank the gods that someone is still making good, simple, happy pop music. It takes a few times through the album before you start to really appreciate it. Liam Gallagher (of Oasis fame) really seems to like them, too. Oasis is at the top of the heap, Fan&b are near the bottom, so “that makes [them] the best fucking band. . .apart -from me,” he claims. Liam may be only partly right here. Listening to the Fanclub album it becomes apparent that many of the songs outshine many of Oasis’ previous efforts. Some of the tracks that really standout include “Your Love Is the Place Where I Come From,” “I Don’t Want Control ofYou,” and “Planets,” which is an achingly sorrowful song of love. All the songs on the album have beautiful arrangements, intelligent lyrics and breathtaking harmonies which really tug on

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Electronica, trip-hop, synthetic. Call it what you will, there are now countless versions of the same thing. Mixing new age sensibilities with yesterday’s technology in a blend of computer programming and guitar rock, Hooverphonic has ignored the pressure to produce generic sounds, and has put out a true original. The result is somewhere between Tricky and Portishead; you draw your own conclusions. Hailing from Belgium, Hooverphonic has limited themselves to touring only within Europe. Modest success has followed with over 100,000 copies of(a nm a?nu~honic. I.. . ). Not yet satisfied, they made an attempt to break

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the old heartstrings. The lyrics, mostly concerned with love, are a refreshingchange from the overlyexploited teenage angst-driven, 104, alterna-crap out there. The Scottish lads are finally happy with their work. Learning from their past perceived failures on Grand Prix, they have made what they feel to be the quintessential Fanclub album. This album is definitely the most thought-out, clean, crisp and refreshing sounding album in Teendom.

by Scott Preston special to Imprint Guitar, bass, drums. A for.mula that has become so tired that many bands try to add on top of it to create some kind of “new” sound; In the case of That Dog, thegkaveadded a violin and Moog orgahs i&o ,the mix to complement the lovely sweet voice of Petra Haden. The only problem with this is that you have already heard this combination of instruments before on the album Retmz of the Rt~~tais. It’s not surprising that the sounds are similar, considering half of That Dog were in the Rentals as well. All is not lost on this album, however. A few tracks, like “Minneapolis” and the radiofriendly single “Never say Never” are really outstanding. The problem is that most of the remainder of the album is pretty well just jangly guitar filler. It’s a lot like an album by the Breeders - the good songs are right on, and the bad ones are worth forgetting. If That Dog could have put together an album that had the poppyness of the Rentals, they might have succeeded with this release, because individually, the band is great. Now they just have to come together as a whole.


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by Angela McCallum special to Imprint This is the story of four Canadian Prairie boys who actually swiped their name from a B-rated German film. After working together in past efforts, Andy Eichhorn and Reed Shimozawa hooked up with drummer Wayne Stadler to form Zuckerbaby, joined soon after by bassist Brian Doss. The band’s self-titled release is their first full-length effort, recorded this past spring in Calgary with producer Krisjan Leslie, who has also worked with Age of Electric and Limblifter. The band

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by Darryl Kelman special to Imprint Life’s Addiction is essentially a one man band. Tim O’Riordan writes all the songs, plays most of the instruments, and produced the entire album. It seems the only thing he does not do is sing which he leaves up to Alison David. The duo has put together a sub-par album ofunoriginal songs and uninteresting lyrics. This sounds harsh but it is unfortunately true. Alison David’s voice is alright and that could be a bright spot, but sadly there are times when her wailing gets down right irritating. Most of the songs sound too much like songs by other artists which is also not appealing. Overall this is a pretty bad record.

The Next Big Rediscovery in music is lounge:&ymze B. giving $100 a head cocktail parties, Capitol Records launching the wonderfully authentic Ultra Lounge series, and Bible-thumpingPatBoonecovering BlackSabbath and Led Zepplin with swing accompaniment. Frank Bennett’sF$eO%Zoc,4 SX&&2w isn’t nearly as oiiginal as the above; in fact, it’s more or less a blatantly obvious, completely facetious cash grab. (The credits give props to “Tony Sinatra.” Get it now?) If, however, you’re the sort of person to get off on lounge covers, the joke isn’t any less funny. And Bennett (whoever he is) has set his sights high, cover-wise, featuring redoneversions of tunes by a diverse lot of artists including Pearl Jam, Michael Jackson, Tricky, Nick Cave and the Red I-Iot Chili Peppers. The surprising thing about this album is how good some of the tunes are. Bennett doesn’t really get into the swing of things until halfway through the album, when he belts out an inspired

by Ilka Guttler special to Imprint The Misfits can be seen as the fathers of punk rock and have been around for many years playing the part of role models to many of the bands that find success in today’s punk scene. They are perhaps best described as a concoction between bouncy punk tunes layered with heavy drums and guitar that contain the lyrica

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by Matt Feldman Imprint Staff Album after album, Robert Cray has proven to be one of the heaviest hitters in the contemporary blues scene. Count.less musicians have cited his smooth combination of blues, soul and R&B as inspiration. With Swet# Porafo Pie, Cray once again shows us why. From the lead track, the album is carved out in typical Cray style. “Nothing Against You” glows with an upbeat groove and fine guitar that matches the high standard blues fans have come to expect from one of the masters. But for all ofthe talent Robert Cray weaves together, a clear standdut is the funky “Jealous Minds,” one of a pair of tracks written by bandmates during recording sessions. The accent of horns on the album, recorded in Memphis, brings it an authentic Southern feel, adding to Cray’s ability to bring the listener not only great music, but a story told with his great vocal prowess. Once again in Sweet PO&#0 pie, Robert Cray serves up a fabulous slice that will have you coming back for seconds.

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Perhaps the best way to sum up Almady is by saying that it’s been done already.Fifty minutes of 80s pop with a dash of modern music just doesn’t cut it these days. The album sounds like Jesus Jones has tried to hide the fact that they’ve been asleep for the

electronica, alternative, or techno depending their mood when writing each song. None of the songs have any specific style or flavour. Out of this chaos the listener is left confused as to the album’s musical direction, if it has one at all, The only saving grace is that “The Next Big Thing” has a catchy tune, but it doesn’t justify buying the album.


Applications for the following scholarships are being accepted during the Fall term. Refer to Section 4 of the Undergraduate Calendar for further criteria. Application forms are available in the Student Awards Office, 2nd floor, Needles Hall.

All Facutties: Oor8en Brlsbln Award - interestedfemales enterlng 4th year in Spring or Fall 1996 in an Honours program in which women are currently under-represented. Deadtine: APR 30/98 C.U.P.E. Local 793 Award - available to Union employees, their spouse, children or grandchildren for extra-curricular/community involvement. Deadline: SEPT 3Q/97 Don Hay88 Award -for involvement&contribution to athletics and/or sports therapy. Deadline: JAN 30/98 Leeds-Wateriw Student Exchange Program Award - students to contact John Medley, Mechanical Engineering. Mike Maser Memorial Award - available to 3rd or 4th year based on extracurricular and financial need. Deadline: JAN 9/98 NCR Watarb Award - based on financial need, leadershipand extracurricular activities; must haV8 minimum B+ average. Deadline: SEPT 30/97 University of Waterloo Staff Association Award - availabls to full or part-time undergraduates in a degree program. Applicants must b8 current Staff Association members, their spouses, children, grandchildren or dependents. Based on academics, extracurricular involvement and financial need. Deadline: SEPT 30/97 Douglas 7. Wright Award - available to ail who have participate in a UW international work placement. Students to apply upon return to full-time study at UW. Deadline: OCT 15/97

Faculty of Applied HeaM Sciences: Roes and Doris Dlxon Award - available to all 2nd, 3rd or 4th year for financial need and academic achievement. Deadline: 0CT IO/97 Mark For&r Memorial Award - avaiiablct to 3rd or 4th year Kinesiobgy. Dwdline: JAN 30/98 Andrea Framr Memorial Award - available to 3rd or 4th year Kinesiobgy. Deadline: OCT 10197 Michael Gellner Memorial Scholarship - available to 38 Kinesiology or Health Studies. Deadline: MAR 31/98 Robert Haworth Scholarship - completion of 3rd year in an honours program in resource management related to Park Planning and Management, Recreation, Natural Heritage or Outdoor Recreation. Deadtine: MAY 26/98 Kate Kenny Memorial Award - available to 3rd or 4th year Kinesiology with an interest in rehabilitative medicine. Deadline: OCT 31197 Warren Lavery Memorial Award - available to 3rd or 4th year Recreation. Deadline: Ott lo/97 RAWCO - available to 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year Recreation and Leisure Studies. Deadline: JAN 30198 Marion J. Todd Memorial Award - available to 38 Co-op Health Studies with interest in health-related r8S8arCh. Minimum 75% average required. Deadline: OCT 31/97

Faculty of Arts: Arts Student Union Award - available to all Arts students. Deadline: OCT 31197 Robin K. Banks/Pacioli Award - available to 2A Accountancy Studies (Arts only). Deadline: OCT 1997 Concordia Club Award - available to 3rd year Regular or 3A Co-op Giermanic & Slavic. Deadline: JAN 31/98 Quint& Cwp English Award - available to 4A English. Deadline: SEPT 30/97

Faculty of Engineering: Jonathan Alnely Memorial Bunrary -available to 2A Civil for financial need. Deadline: SEPT 30/97 Andersen Consulting Scholarship - availabla to 38. Deadline: MAR 31/98 J.P. Blckeii Foundation Bursariea - available to all Chemical Stud8nts. Deadline: OCT IO/97 Canadian Posture and Seating Centre Schoiarrrhip - available to all. Deadline: OCT IO/97 Consuiting Enginssra of Ontario Scholarship available to all 38. Deadline: MAR 31198 John Deere limited Scholarship - available to 3B Mechanical. MAR 31198 Deican Scholarship - availabla to 4A/B Civil, Deadline: FEE 28/98 Randy Duxbury Memorial Award - available to 38 Chemical. Deadline: MAR 3l/98 S.C. Johnson & Son Ltd. Environmental Scholl arship - available to 3rdyear Environmental Chemical. Deadline: MAY 26/98 OPE Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship available to ail 2B & 38 based on extracurricular and marks. Deadline: NOV 26f97 Marcel Pequegnat Scholarship - available to 38 Civil, water TesourcB management students. Deadline: MAY 28/98 Standard Products (Canada) Ltd. Award - available to 1B or above in Mechanical or Chemical if home address is in County or. Municipality of Perth, Huron, or Halton. Deadline: SEPT 30/97 Jack Wiseman Award- available to 3B or 4A Civil. Deadline: OCT 31/97

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Faculty of Mathematics: Andersen Consulting Scholarship -available to 38. Deadline: MAR 31/98 Bell Sygma Computer Science Award - available to 4th year Computer Science. Deadline: OCT 31/97 Certified Management Accounting Bursary available to full-time students in Mathematics Business Administration/Chartered Accountahcy/ Management Accountancy. Preference will be given to students who attended high school in counties of Perth, Waterloo or Wellington. Deadline: SEPT 301 97 Electrohome 75th AnnCversafy Scholarshlp available to 3B Computer Science. Deadline: NOV 28/97 Sun Life of Canada Award - available to 2nd year Actuarial Science. Deadline: NOV 28/97

Individual counselling and career assessment workshops, are available to help students id8ntify interest and develop a personal career plan. These sessions are open to ALL students - co-op and regular - who want to learn about all aspects of the job/work search. The workshops are offered several times during the cours8 of the tarm. Some can be up to four sessions long, so it is important to find out the exact dates. For more details, pick up a purple info Sh88t at the Career Resourc8 Centre (NH I 115). Thesearethefollowing programs available and their corresponding dates: Register for these programs in counselling services (NH 2080): Interest Assessment - this two session workshop will help you find out how your interests relate to specific.vocational opportunities. The next session is Sept 16 at 3:30 - 4:30. Myera Briggs Type Indicator - discover your personal strengths and preferred ways of working. This two session workshop begins S8pt 17 at II:30 - 12:30 but is also offered at different times throughout the term.

No need to register for these; just show up: R8SUm8 writing - learn techniques for writing an effective resume. Sessions continue from Sept 9 to Nov 14 with a specific focus for each session, yet the Ov8rall content stays th8 same. The following sessions are available on Sept 12: Co-op Accounting at 2:30-3:30 in AL 116 and Co-op Architecture at 2:30 -3:30 in AL207. Regular students welcome. Self Assessment - determine your skills and interests to ensure a good job fit. First session is offered on Sept. 18 at 9:30 - IO:30 in NH 1030. Occupational Research - Sept 18 at 1O:30 - II:30 in NH 1115 information Interviews - Learn how to speak to someone who knows about jobs and careers. First session is on Sept 18 at II:30 - 12:30 in NH 1020. Job/work Strategies - Learn creative and traditional methods of finding jobs with an emphasis on the hidden job market. First session: Sept 17 at 10:30-1230 in NH 1020. Irletworking - Increase confidence and proficiency by discovering new job openings. First session is Sept 17 at 930-l 0:30 in NH 1020. Intenrlew Skills - One hour sessions begins on Sept16at12:30(PHY313),2:30(EL101)0r4:30 (EL 101). Coming soon... workshops about letter writing, workplace 2000, curriculum vitae writing, knowing your employer, and more! See the Career Resource Centre for details and dates.

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Sept 12 - Dana Porter/Davis Libraries: Guided Tours 10:30am&11:30am. Sept 14 - Dana Porter/Davis Libraries: Guided Tours I:30 om&2:3ODm. Sept 16 - Davis Centre Library: Electronic Database Searching The Basics 9:3Oam, Information for All UW Graduate Student I:30 om. Sept 17 - Davis Centre Library: Electronic Database Searching The Basics 1OXlam, Information for All UW Graduate Students I:30 Dm. Sept 18 - Dana Porter Library: Electronic Database Searching The Basics 2:3Opm, Guided Tour 6: 15pm. - Davis Centre Library: Information for All UW Graduate Students 230 pm, Guided Tour 6: 19om. Sept 22 - Dana Porter Library: Electronic Database Searchino the Basics t0:3O am. Sept 24 - MC 1078: The Web as a Research Tool 9:3Oam. - Davis Centre Library: Electronic Database Searching the Basics 1:3Opm - Needles Hall: Campus Solutions for Students with Disabilities: The tibranr Connection 4:0ODm. Sept 25 - Davis Centre Library: Electronic Database Searchina the Basics 230 Dm. Ott 1 - Dana Porter Library: Electronic Database Searching the Basics 10:3Oam, How to Cite Electronic Resources 1:3&m. Ott 2 - Davis Centre Library: Electronic Database Searchino.the Basics 10:3Oam. Ott 3 - Davis Centre Library: Electronic Database Searchino.the Basics 11:3Oam. Ott 7 - MClO78: Which Search Engine Should I Use? 930 am - Davis Centre Library: Using the World Wide Web for Research via the UW Electronic Librarv 4:3Oom. Ott 10 - Dana Porter Library: Electronic Databae Searchina the Basics 11:3Oam. Ott 14 - Dana Porter Library: Evaluating Internet Sources 12:3Opm. Ckt 15 - Dana Porter Library: Using the World Wide Web for Research via the UW Electronic Library 9:30am , Citation Indexes 1:30Dm. Ott 16 - Dana Porter Library: Electronic Database Searching the Basics 10:3Oam Nov 4 - MCI 078: Electronic Data Senrice 9:30am, - Dana Porter Library: Using the World Wide Web for Researchvia the UW Electronic Library9:30am.

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