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Feds in the red Ground Zero to lose $100,000 this year

by Natalie Imprint




W’s Federation of Students will lose up to $70,000 this year, announced Presi dent Mario Bellabarba at last week’s Student’s Council meeting. The loss is mainly due to the Feds’ opening of their new business, Ground Zero. The restaurant will lose $100,000 this year. “This is an indication of start-up costs,” Bellabarba told council. “It is ugly, but it’s far uglier than any of us expected it to be.” Initially, the Feds had not expected to lose no more than $10,000 on “food operations,” which accounts for monies from both the Bombshelter kitchen sales and Ground Zero. Asked why such a discrepancy exists between the budgeted and the actual figures, VP Administration and Finance Raju Pate1 explained that the Feds “weren’t conservative enough” in their budgeting, and alluded to their naiveti about the restaurant business. “When you don’t have a history, you can’t forecast properly,” explained Patel. Feds General Manager Bob Sproule added that, “We just didn’t know what level of business we would have,” noting that they had expected greater dinner time sales. “We found out very quickly that the reality wasn’t what we had expected.” While it is common for restaurants to incur large iosses in their first year of operation, the Feds felt their location on campus and increased sales from the Bombshelter would confer some immunity. Despite the losses, the Feds are certain that Ground Zero will perform better this year, and are quick to point out that, even over the last two months, business has improved. “This $100,000 at Ground Zero-it’s not going to happen next year,” said Patel. “I’m not worried about next year. n Next year, the Feds “will have the experience of operating Ground Zero, and that experience will be worth something.” noted Sproule, adding that the addition of the Watcard payment option should help bring more students to the restaurant. Despite Ground Zero’s potential for next year, this year’s unexpected losses have put a severe strain on the Feds total profits. The Federation businesses were expetted to have made $180,000 by this ,point in the year. Their total profits are currently less than $85,000. “We’re $100,000 off the mark year-to-date, and are likely to be $130,000-plus off the mark at the end of the year,”

Bellabarba told council. Compared to an initial profit forecast of $312,000 on the year, the Feds will take an overall loss of up to $70,000. This loss poses a significant problem to the Feds, as they currently have only $22,000 in their reserve fund. Further, Fed businesses are expected to contribute $200,000 to the Feds’ office administration budget. Without any business profits, this money will have to be sought


Belladarba told council that the Feds had a number of options in dealing with the lack of funds, but said he didn’t feel comfortable discussing most of them in open session. One he discussed openly, “because it involves student money.“He explained that, including the Fed Hall renovation fund collected from students this year, the Feds will actually come out ahead, seeming to have made a profit: Bellabarba suggested using this money to ensure the cash flow of the corporation. Pate1 later explained that, due to accounting practices, the Feds have no choice but to include the renovation monies in their profits for this year. Though the original money collected from students will be spent on other businesses, the Feds will use their line

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call into question whether the business will be viable year, when the co-op application process goes onNeither Sproule nor Pate1 would confirm if Fed Copy stay open next year. Said Sproule, “We’re going to to think about 5’ In addition to these losses, the Bombshelter is making far less money than was originally projected. While it has profited nearly $34,000 so far, it was expected to have made $106,000 by this point in the year, with a year-end profit of nearly $180,000. A revised budget estimates this profit to be a more conservative $62,000. Bellabarbaexplained tocouncil that theinitial$180,000 profit “was a poor projection on the part of the General Manager, and the executive accepted it based on the assumption that the opening of the Bomber extension would increase sales.” “I don’t think [the General Manager] is to blame. I take the blame, too. I should have seen this coming before hand,” said Patel. He emphasized the difficulty in having the new executive draft a budget in the first few months of their term in office. The Federation expected the Bombshelter to generate more revenue in liquor sales, even though they knew that sales in this area had been declining in recent years because of the greater numbers of younger students attending university. The Feds expected the Bombshelter’s greater capacity on busy Wednesday and Saturday nights to help them buck the trend. Sproule said the Feds also expected more alcohol sales from private functions held at either the Bomber or Ground Zero (liquor sales from either business are attributed to the Bomber, while all food sales are attributed to Ground Zero). At least two Fed businesses are doing well - Fed Hall and the Used Bookstore. Though initially budgeted to take a $13,000 loss this year, revised budget figures place Fed Hall’s profits at $43,000, a respectable turn-around for a business that has consistently lost money in recent years. Pate1 credits the private functions being held at Fed Hall with the profits. A perrenial money-maker for the Feds, the Used Bookstore is expected to make $134,000 by yearend. The business’ potential move into a larger store next year should help increase sales even more. These profits will not be enough to offset the significant losses that have taken the Feds by surprise. Pate1 hopes to avoid repeat occurrences of this problem next year by drafting a budget for the incoming VPAF. He also would like to train the individual business managers to better forecast their profits, so there is less of a discrepancy between 1

Compared to an initial profit forecast of $312,000 on the year, the Feds will take an overall loss of up to $70,000.


of credit to pay for Fed Hall’s renovations, spending the same amount that was originally collected from students. Ground Zero is not the only Federation business incurring losses. Fed Copy Plus has already lost $30,000 this year, and is expected to lose another $10,000 by year’s end. Scoops lost just over $2,000 on the year, and the Variety and Post is currently looking at a $4,000 loss, though Pate1 feels that, by the end of the year, this amount will be less than $1,000. With respect to the Fed Copy Plus losses, Pate1 says, “People aren’t going to Fed Copy Plus anymore; it’s not getting the volume.” Sproule noted “We’d experienced a growth in sales since it was opened,” but that “it didn’t grow to the level we expected it to grow.” Because most of Fed Copy Plus’ business is generated by co-op students, Sproule suggested that last year’s reduction in the amount of job postings co-op students may apply to had an effect

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Friday, February 27, 1998

Federal budget a boon to students Millenium Scholarship Fund to give students $2.5 billion .,

by Owen Imprint

series of focused and visible spending initiatives in the popular areas of education and health. The budget also contains modest tax relief initiatives. The highlight of the budget from a student perspective is the much publicized Canadian Opportunities Strategy, and specifically, the Millennium Scholarship Fund. Hoops Harrison, the National Director of CASA,




he Federal government released the 1998 budget T on Tuesday, and student Laders are excited about the implications for students. Jeff Gardner, UW’s Federation of Students Vice President Education, gaid, “It’s a good day to be a student,” and commented that “It’s about time the government invested in the future.” The Cana#an Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) gave the Federal government an A- for the budget. Finance Minister Paul Martin made the much anticipated announcement that the budget will be balanced for the first time since 1969-70. The budget is forecast to be balanced for the following two years, the first time a government has brought down a balgnced budget for three consecutive years in almost fifty years. A surplus of $12 billion on a budget of $147.5 billion is not Sery substantial, and the decision of what to do with the money became a fiercely debated issue. Ultimately, the government attempted to generate the most politically appealing scenario by a a :

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pay back their loan. While this measure will reduce the monthly payments, the total amount of money individuals end up paying back will increase. In addition, interest relief will be extended to 54 months from 30 months in the five years after leaving school for those having trouble with repayments. Also, if a student’s annual loan payments exceed 15 per cent of their in-

“Students across the country have a shot at a brighter future today, thanks to the Canadian Opportunity Strategy.” commented that “students across the country have a shot at a brighter future today, thanks to the Canadian Opportunity Strategy.” The Millennium Fund has been allotted $2.5 billion to hand out to students, starting in the year 2000. The money will be overseen by the Canada

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Millennium Scholarship Foundation. While all the details have not been finalized, the fund is reported to be a sinking fund, which will be expended in ten years. The fund will benefit 100,000 undergraduate students per year, granting them an average of $3000. Students will be selected on some combination of need and merit. Harrison said, “We look forward to a seat at the table to discuss


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the details of the Millennium Fund, and to making need a priority.” Gardner also mentioned student participation saying, “We, as students, are going to be part of the process. n Gardner pointed out that the Millennium Fund does not address the pressing issue of reducing student debt. The budget made some provisions to attempt ,to alleviate the problem of stude‘nt debt. Income thresholds for graduates to qualify for interest relief will be eased. Individuals who have used up 30 months of interest relief will be granted 15 years instead of 10 to


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come, the government will reduce the loan principle to a maximum of $lO,OO or 50 percent of the loan, whichever is less. Adjustments were made to Registered Education Saving Plans (RESP), making contributions up to $4000 a year per child tax-free to a $42,000 limit. The government will pay 20 per cent cash grants up to $2000 in RESP contributions for beneficiaries 18 and under. Harrison pointed out that many of the budgets provisions are very similar to recommendations made by CASA to the Min-

istries of Human Resources and Finance in its Real Solutions document. Harrison commented, “Changes to the Canada Student Loans program will go a long way toward easing the problem of student debt.” Gardner pointed to the inclusions of CASA’s ideas as validation for the money UW’s Federation of Students pay to CASA in membership fees. “CASA has accomplished every one of our goals,” said a jubilant Gardner. While not directly impacting students, increased support for research and development will interest students in science and technology. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, the Medical Research Council, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council all will see their funding increase to the levels they had in 1994/95. Scientific and medical research will see a boost of over $400 million which could find its way into university research. Robert Prichard , Chair of the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) commented “The government has also taken useful first steps in recognizing the critical role of research and development in the strengthening of our economy.” Education is an area of provincial jurisdiction, so the budget had no impact on pressing issues like tuition hikes and deregulation. Said Gardner, “The next goal is co convince the provincial government to come on line.”


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27, 1998

Applications to UW increase UW has the greatest increase of any Ontario university by Adam


Natran staff


econdary school students want to attend the University of Waterloo. The Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC) reports that the number of high school students applying to enter UW is up by 12.8 per cent from last year’s figures -the greatest increase at any Ontario university this year. First place applications (when applying to OUAC, students rank the three universities and programs that they want to enter) are also up by 8.lper cent, placing UW sixth in this category. Applications to each academic discipline are above the provincial average in most cases. Mathematics is proving extremely popular, with a 27 per cent increase in applications. Some 2,710 would-be students are competing for only 830 spots.

Within the arts faculty, especially the regular honours programs and social development studies at Renison College, applications are up by 9.5 per cent. Last year there was a drop of 6 per cent. Science applications remain at a comfortable level. Some program shifts are noticeable, particularly since UW introduced its new pre-health and pre-optometry programs. Engineering programs are showing a jump of 12 per cent in total applications. Moreover, civil engineering is experiencing an increase of 44.2 per cent. Waterloo can fill 745 openings from a pool of 2,857 potential students. The number of applications to Applied Health Sciences is below the provincial figures. One explanation is the decline in applications to the kinesiology department. High school students must have an OAC in physics to

Guelph protestors on trial by Wendy Imprint


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ast March, 31 University of Guelph students occu pied the fourth floor of the University Center (UC), protesting a proposed 10 per cent increase in tuition. The occupation resulted in multiple charges against the students; while most were dropped, students stood trial earlier this month for the remaining charge for trespassing. U of G’s Vice president Nancy Sullivan testified that she was shoved by an unidentified male during the occupied board meeting last March. As a result, she required physiotherapy. CSA Internal Commissioner Helen Hudson was quoted in the Ontarion as saying “It’s hard to take Nancy’s testimony at face value when a student was brought to the hospital for an injured hand.” Hudson and graduate student Christine Oroare representing the students. Toronto lawyer Bob Kellerman also advising the students during the trial. The other witness on the stand was Director of Security Services Keith MacIntyre. He

testified that no special security precautions were taken on March 27 before the meeting, though at about 4 p.m. he was instructed by President Rozanski to secure the fourth floor by locking the doors and elevators. Maclntyre also said that shortly after 6 p.m., three of the students who had been in the boardroom left, opening the fire exit door to let in 30 or 40 more students. As quoted in the Ontutiun, “We knew we weren’t going to stop these students,” testified MacIntyre, “and we didn’t want to injure ourselves or the students, so we let them in.” Magali Meagher, a columnist for the Ontarion, and also one of the students presently on trial for trespassing, wrote, “I am tired. i am tired of having to prove that students own the UC. I am tired of having to fight to go to school, I am tired of having to iive under a neo-fascist government.” The fine for trespassing on U of G property is $55. However, neither party seems willing to back down. The plight of the students is clear enough -they are taking a stand to fight for a fair and just education. The plight of the administration is also clear-giving in is not an option.

enter the program, and many people simply are not prepared for UW’s scientific-oriented kinesiology program. The only facutly with a significant decline in applications is environmental studies. At UW, the numbers fell by 2.8 per cent. However, this figure compares with a 24 per cent drop in applications to such programs across the province. The only exception is the school of architecture, which shows a sharp rise in applications. UW’s intensified recruitment drive is part of the reason for the interest expressed in the school. “Recruiters visited more high schools and more students, and

their parents visited the campus,” says Peter Burroughs, director of admissions. “The consumer is better informed, and they know that Waterloo offers high quality programs.” The university’s popularity was enhanced this past fall when a reputational survey inlWatlean’s placed Waterloo at the top. Business people, employers and high school guidancecounsellors think highly of UW in comparison to other universities of a similar size across Canada. Currently, the number of applications to UW stands at 13,163, up from 11,673 last year. Still’ to come are applications from stu-

dents in different provinces and people returning to school after some time away. Meanwhile, the University of Guelph reports an increase in applications of 2 per cent. Last year the institution experienced a rise of 15 per cent. At Wilfred Lauricr University, total application arc on the decline, by 6 per cent overall. Oftentimes, the sum total e’f applications does not tell the entire story, The quality of students must also be considered, and specifically, the grades of the students. At the moment, the grad& received by high school applicants are unknown.

University of Windsor joins OUSA by Marissa Imprint


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ast Thursday, February 19, the University of Windsor (U of W) voted to join the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) as a full member. U of W has been an associate member of OUSA for the past two years; they were able to attend and offer suggestions at OUSA meetings but did not have voting privileges. “Our trial membership in OUSA allowed us to participate in the group, and see how it works from the inside,*’ remarked David Young, President of the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance. “We liked what we saw. OUSA’s approach to lobbying is smart and pragmatic. Students need effective representation at Queen’s Park, and I’m convinced OUSA membership is the best way to go.” “This means our students will have real influence on OUSA policy,” said Young, who will be voting on behalf of U of W. “One of OUSA’s selfing points is that the policy is controlled by the elected student leaders from each of our member schools. That way, the group will never get out of touch with student opinion.” Rick Martin, the Executive Director of OUSA mentioned that the reaction from other universities to Windsor’s full membership status has been positive. %‘s great to have Windsor on board,” said Heather

McMillan, Executive Director of the Association of Part-Time Undergraduate Students at the University of Toronto, “A lot of important changes are being made to tuition fee policy and to student assistance. The government needs to know that OUSA is representing widespread student concerns.” Now that Windsor students are full members, they will be required to pay the $1.95 which will go toward covering basic over-

head costs. The full membership helps OUSA financially but it also helps in other ways. “This is a really good vote of confidence,” said Martin. Next week, Brock University’s student union will be holding a referendum to confirm their membership in OUSA. “I was talking to Jason Coolman [President of Brock university’s Students’ Union] and he said it looks good; there doesn’t seem to be a lot of opposition.” said Martin.






















Friday, February 27, 1998

Province releases student aid plan Student leaders have questions and concerns by Owen Imprint

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n Febraury 20, the Minf isrer of Education and Training Dave Johnson announced changes to student kupport programs, asking that fikancial institutions to integrate ‘them into their loan policies. ‘: Lenders have until March 25 Fto submit proposals that incorpo‘rate the government’s recommendations to establish a flexible approach to student aid programs. The government wants the recpmmendations in effect by Sep-tember 1998. In 1996, 42 per cent of fulltime Ontario university students -received assistance from the government, so changes to rhe plan &re significant to students, espe&ally considering the recent tuion hikes and the deregulation of rofessional programs. Student leaders were disapointed that they were not con.,eulted regarding the plan. Cynthia ‘%-Iillard, Executive Director, On?arioCommunityCollegeStudent Parliamentary Association commented, “The Government did not discuss their plans with students, universities or banks, despite repeated promises that there would be a consultative process.” The lack of concrete details and the mechanisms to proceed with the plan as early as rhe coming September were also areas of concern for student leaders. “This announcement is a public rela-

tions tactic to create the perception that this government is doing something to solve the student debt crisis that it has created,” said Wayne Poirier, Chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS). Poirier went on to point out that details of the plan are needed now, such as repayment schedules and income thresholds for interest relief. There were four options that the government wants to see in

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Martin, Executive Director of Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA), commented, “The other measures will give students more flexibility in making payments, but if people have to defer payments because of low incomes, it will mean that more interest accumulates and the cost of their education could be much greater as a result. That’s not our

“This announcement is a public relations tactic.” the bank’s proposals. The options include an extension of the repayment period of student loans to 15 years from the current nine and a half years. The government also wants repayment of student loans to become income contingent; students whose income is initially low after graduation could reduce their payments, and increase them when their income increases. Extending the period where students pay only interest and no principle for 12 months after graduation and assisting students with very loti incomes to meet their interest payments for up to 18 months were other options that the government wants to see in the bank proposals. Student leaders generally endorse the concept of income-

idea of what income-contingent loans should be about.” The high debt loads that students are carrying has made loan forgiveness an important issue. Johnson outlined the government’s position as; any student whose loan exceeds $7000 for the year will receive a grant for the amount above $7000 after the student completes her or his academic year. The grant will be paid directly to the student’s bank to reduce the outstanding debt. The current plan only helps students once they have left school. Student leaders were discouraged by the governments focus on loan repayment as opposed to avoiding student debt loads before they accumulate. Currently, the average student debt load


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upon graduation is $25,000. Bonnie Patterson, the president of the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) commented that the announcement “has a singular focus on repayment after study.” Patterson wants to see “a program that responds to students’ varying financial planning needs - before, during and after study - and that represents full collaboration and harmonization among federal and provincial governments.” With tuition rising, student debt is a serious issue that will need to be resolved. While Johnson’s announcement demon-

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Theft On February 10, a Nokia Cellular Phone was stolen from the Davis Centre Library. It was subsequently recovered on February 15. On February 11, a memory chip belonging to the Varsity Basketball Team was stolen from the PAC. As of February 12, there is an ongoing investigation at St. Jerome’s regarding the theft of cash at various locations. A purse was stolen from the PAC during a Varsity Basketball Game on February 16. After a search was conducted, the purse was recovered under the bleachers and the wallet it contained was found hidden in a men’s washroom, minus fifteen dollars. On February 18, an oscilloscope was stolen from Room 13 10 of Engineering 2. Also on February 18, a purse was stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked outside the Early Childhood Education Centre. University of Waterloo Police would like to remind everyone to always lock their car doors and leave valuables out of sight.

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strates that the government is aware of the issue student leaders are concerned with the lack of details disclosed and the potential consequences for students. Martin stated this concern. “The government’s interest relief program is meant to give debtrelief to those who need it most. That’s clearly the right approach. But with average debt loads of $25,000, a lot of people will need help and we have no idea how many are going to get it.” The banks have until March 25 to submit proposals that incorporate the government’s recommendations.

by ambulance.

On February 11, a woman feeling ill at the South Campus Hall Visitor’s Centre was transported to Health and Safety by police. On February 13, a man slipped and fell on an icy lawn

near Columbia Lake Unit 66 and was sent to hospital by police. On February 13,ayoungchild fell onto his face from a play structure at the Klemmer Farmhouse day care. The child was taken to hospital and her mother, a student on campus, was contacted. On February 14, a very distressed student was assisted by both the ambulance and police. The student is now dealing wirh the KW Crisis Centre. On February 17, police responded to a 911 call at Modern Languages. A male student fainted due to hypoglycemia and was revived on location after receiving sugar. On February 17, police were called to investigate the sudden death of faculty member George Atkinson at Chemistry 2.

Miscellaneous On February 12, minor damage was caused by an unoccupied ‘92 white Saturn Vl striking anotherequallyunoccupied ‘93grey Lexus in the Bl Parking Lot. The owner of the Lexus would like to remind everyone to please engage their parking brakes. On February 12, two officers commenced an investigation of an alleged case of harassment at St. Jerome’s College. On February 13, a student was observed breaking a parking lot gate arm outside Needles Hall. After being apprehended by police, the student was brought to the security office and has since payed restitution. As always, anyone with information on any unsolved criqes should call Campus Police at 88% 4567 extension 691 I, or Waterloo Regional Crime Stoppers at




Friday, February 27, 1998


Wanna help the Earth? by Felicia Seto special to Imprint


op quiz time! Did you know that the Feds have an Environment Commission working under them? The answer is most likely no. Our previous incarnation was as the Student WATgreen network. Hopefully that jogs your memory. You may be wondering what the Feds’ Environment Commission does. Well, the mandate of thecommission states that we actively promote environmental activities and identify and pursue areas of environmental concerns and education. Sounds great doesn’t it? Of course it does. But we can’t do this alone. We need

assistance in the form offeedback from the campus population. We want to know what you think are the most important environmental issues on campus. That is why, this March, we are holding a round table on the environment. You are probably asking yourself, “What are they talking about?” Well, we would like to invite students, staff and just about anyone who has a concern about environmental issues on campus to come out and tell us about it. Not only that, but go even further and discuss it with others who may have the same concerns. So when is this “Green Talks” symposium on the environment to take place? The important date to mark off on your

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calendar is Wednesday, March 11. The place to be is the Multi-Purpose Room in the Student Life Centre. The sessions are informal, so we welcome everyone to drop in and participate at any time during the day and as often as you would like. The itinerary is as follows: 1020 - 11:30 a.m . - Opening Speech and identifying environmental concerns on campus. 12:OO - 1230 p.m. - Lunchtime Guest Speaker (Bring a garbage-less lunch). 1245 - 1:45 p.m. - Welcome back Speech and small group discussions to discuss possible solutions. 1:45 - 250 p.m. - Presentation of results and closing speech. Refreshments will be

provided to quench the thirst of those participating. Again, it is stressed that the symposium is meant to be an informal gathering* If you only have a few minutes to drop in and jot down a few ideas you would certainly be welcome to. In order to assist us in planning we would appreciate pre-registra tion, Contact us at watgreen@watservl or Heather Calder at ext. 6331 and include your name, email, phone number and extension and the sessions you would be interested in attending. General questions can also be directed to the aforementioned email or to Heather Calder. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

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uring the Federation of Students executive election campaign, Imprint asked candidates for Vice President Administration and Finance why the Feds should run businesses at all. It was a sort of ideological question that was designed to reveal the candidate’s vision of what the Feds purpose is. We wanted to know whether the candidate, if elected, would be more concerned with serving the interests of students or perpetuating the Federation of Students and all of its established interests, because they are not always the same thing. To us, the best answer would be to say that the Feds should only be running businesses that students inevitably need or will buy from anyway. Cheaper used books and pitchers at the BombsheIter enjoy a reasonably stable demand. Students should run these businesses so that any profits resulting from student spending can be used to finance services for students. It just makes sense for the Feds to be there to keep money spent by students from being funneled away to some outside company. Happily, the incoming Vice President Administration and Finance, Keanin Loomis answered this question more directly and correctly than any of his opponents. With this in mind I consider the sorry state of the Federation of Students’ finances. Unexpected revenue shortfalls and unexpected operating expenses mean the Feds will lose $70,000 this year instead of the forecasted profit of $312,000. Ground Zero ended up with an unexpected loss of $100,000. Fed Copy Plus lost $30,000 (Look for Fed Copy Plus following the Campus Shop out of the Student Life Centre, especially when the co-op department goes on line, eliminating the need for resumes). At the Bombshelter, usually one of the star Fed businesses, profits are at about one third of their projected levels. It’s nice to see Fed Hall, once the big loser, making money again though. A number of questions come to mind: Why was the forecasting so far off? What is a quasi-political organization like the Feds doing designing restaurants in the first place? Does the declining liquor revenue indicate a greater number of younger students attending the University of Waterloo or just more students choosing others bars over campus bars? Ground Zero has become something of a white elephant for the Feds. Start-up costs were higher than expected and the increase in liquor revenues never came. To be fair, the first year for most restaurants is usualIy very difficult and not very lucrative. But, what are students doing designing restaurants anyway? Restaurants are notorious for being the new businesses that most frequently fail. If people with years of experience in the hospitality industry regularly design restaurant concepts and fail, what are the Federation of Students doing getting involved when restaurants open and then go under in the university plaza almost every year? If someone suggested even two years ago that Fed Hall would essentially be propping up the Federation of Students today, they would have been laughed out of the SLC. Now, the money from the extra Fed Hall improvement fee is keeping the Feds going. The Feds will have to go into debt to pay for Fed Hall renovations if/when they finally happen. Federation Mall was in a crisis that the Feds said required more money from students to fix. Students gave them the money, the Feds are now spending it on something else and Fed Hall seems to have fixed itself. Far off forecasts, large revenue losses, the presence of constantly unprofitable businesses and sharply fluctuating revenues for profitable businesses seem to indicate that there is no one steering the boat for the Feds. A critical eye must be cast upon the Feds and their businesses if the chronic financial woes of the Federation

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The last few VPAFs couldn’t do it, largely because by the time any of them figure out their job, their year is up, In order for VPAF Loomis to carry through on his stated vision for the Feds, he needs to get quickly past the initial learning curve that exists for all VPs, fie has a chance to take the lead on creating a Federation of Students that is for students not&self.

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The University of Waterloo Student Newspaper Friday, February 27,1998 - Volume 20, Number 28 Student Life Centre, Room 1116, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3Gl Ph: 5198884048 - Fax: 519-884-7800 - e-mail: www:

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Telling it like it is


read the eerie and disturbing article “The God squad” with some minor trepidation. I’ve read many similar pieces of work, and I always wonder whether or not some diabolical machine is responsible for writing them. The language use is simplistic at best, and offensive to anyone over the age of eight. I’m forced to wonder why the author would even want to use a style that could only come across as deprecating and smarmily pseudo-investigative to a university audience, Tn addition, his claim that “frcaky Christians who force God on you are myths” is so obviously false that 1 can only conclude the author is either hopelessly uninformed or purposely lying. “The God squad” is a shining example of modern and shameless Christian mythology at its dubious best.

you become part of the problem; practices like this will continue unabated until consumers pay more attention to what they buy and where it comes from What many of us don’t want to admit for various stupid reasons is that Western civilization has a lot of things to be proud of; considering Western capitalism to be on par with sweatshop labour is a gross misjudgment. For the past two centuries, Western civilization has been the world’s leader in the pursuit of liberty. Comparing the west with the backwards labour practices of countries like China or Singapore leads one to wonder if the author really is totally bereft of logic. Equating a stupid shopper (what, Savatage’s best-of not quite a bargain?) with exploiting labour practices is both ignorant, and an insult to the men and women who fight bravely to see an end to such arcane and disgusting practices.



- Bn-un Kemn 4B Computer Science

Wise up, sucker


espite my own reservations, and often my chagrin, I read Andrew Krywaniuk’s “Invective Irreverence” every week, if only to find out how someone who lacks an iota of logic manages to churn out printed thunder week after week. His column “DO the exploitation” (February 13, 1998) was riddled wieh poor economic reasoning, short sighted social inquiry, and a blatant disregard for the misfortune of others. Facr - conspiracies to fix prices and things like that usually constitute a crime called “collusion,” which is illegal in every Western democracy. Fact-spending money on a best-of CD that has only two new tracks on it and then complaining after you’ve shelled out for it doesn’t make you exploited. It makes you a foolish consumer. Fact - corporations aren’t faceless behemoths with unlimited wealth; they are the men and women around you, who pay taxes like you do, and who get stiffed like you do every time the government hikes corporate taxes. Fact - exploitation of the poor is a genuine problem, and Western consumerism does nothing to ameliorate the situation; every time you buy a product from a company like Nike (be like Mike - exploit the poor in the Third World for a fancy pair of shoes!) or one of Kathy Lee Gifford’s child labour projects,


ithin the next few months, a provincial project known as Lands for Life will conclude and the project committees will make recommendations regarding the allocation of crown-owned land for either logging and mining or wilderness protection and provincial parks. The recommendations will affect the use of this land well into the next century. Most alarming is the fact that Southern Ontario, which represents the majority of the population, is not represented on these committees. The only voice which Southern Ontario has in this project is through letters such as this one. If our opinions are left unheard, logging and mining companies will have the greatest influence on these Lands for Life committees. A recent letter to the committee from a forestry company demanded “every tree on this land” northwest of Thunder Bay for logging (Torun~o Srur, February 12). Take a look at the road map of Ontario tucked away in the glovebox of your car. Notice two features: 1) The sheer enormity of Northern Ontario. Most of us live our lives in the Ottawa-Windsor corridor region, often forgetting that Ontario is the size of several countries in Western Europe combined. The millions of acres comprising Northern Ontario are part of the Canadian wilderness, one of the earth’s last unspoiled natural frontiers. 2) The relatively small amount of this land which is protected by parks or wilderness reserves.

Imagine that the land which is presently not protected was clearcut and mined, as it would be if the government allocated it to industry in the Lands for Life hearings. Could the little remaining protected land truly be called a wilderness reserve if the surrounding ecosystem was destroyed and polluted? For those who are uninterested in forests and wildlife which some people will never see or enjoy, consider the global impact of mass deforestation. The trees are an excellent sink for the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (among other gaseous pollutants). Removing the trees notonly removes the carbon sink but it creates a source as this mass of stored carbon is released into the ammosphere. This would make it even more difficult for Canada to keep its promise made in Kyoto last December to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Kyoto agreement, when ratified, may allow Canada %redits” for the amount of carbon dioxide that the forests can absorb. These credits would surely be relinquished with impeding mass deforestation, leaving Canada with two options: 1) Dramatically reduce industrial and consumer emissions, possibly through gas taxes and penaleies to industry. 2) Break the promise made in Kyoto and leave the problem for another generation. The governing body from the Kyoto summit would surely impose penalties on the country if the commitment is not honoured. I think that even the most environmentally insensitive individual can relate to the jolt to the wallet that the above options leave. Those who are interested in the development of more protected areas in Ontario can write to Queens Park, Ottawa and visit the MNR Lands for Life web page at MNR/lfl/index.html. - Duve Minicola 4B Chemistry

This is not to say that all cheories, such as the ones proposed in Psychology, provide sound facts. As a vulnerable student seeking to “figure [herselfl out” (by taking an Abnormal Psych class?), Wood should have listened more intently to the professors suggestion - to take the diagnosis of psychological disorders with a grain of salt. Take, for example, Jean Lamarck’s theory of genetic variability. He proposed that acquired traits could be passed on to later generations through the genes; a dog could have its tail cut off and then give birth to a tailless dog. Obviously this was a ridiculous theory, and if the people of Lamarck’s time had blindly accepted it as fact, well, where would we be in the age of genetically engineered headless tadpoles? As Wood states, psychologists understand the distinct line between normal and abnormal behavior that society may not see as easily defined. And this comes as a surprise? Is this not the whole idea behind specializing in a certain discipline? A chemist studying spectroscopy sees a distinct difference between visible light at 400 nm and that at 700 nm, while an artist may view this as much less tangible. Validation comes through studying theories with the knowledge that all facts were once just ideas. Academia without Psychology is like Psychology without theories - one cannot exist without the other. And what of the idea that the Earth was round? Obviously someone took the time to evaluate that, and act on a seemingly preposterous endeavor!


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his letter is directed to Mr. Dean Searle. I was appalled at the language and derogatory! terms that you used in your Letter to the Editor on February 20. It is quite unfortunate that your sneakers and socks were stolen, but to call the culprit “retarded” instead of a thief was wrong. I have known many physically and mentally challenged people throughout my life and none of them have partaken in the types of activities that you have mentioned. You are supposed to be here for an education. Have you not learned anything? Do you enjoy stereotyping the disadvantaged? What if you were disadvantaged -would you like to be accused of stealing shoes? I didn’t think so! The above statements were meant to be patronizing towards the vast majority of people who write letters in the Letters to t;he Editor section. Week after week, I hear someone whining about something that they feel is unjust or not politically correct. What’s next, a petition to get Don Cherry fired from the CBC for making comments about Jean-Luc Brassard? Is this what our generation is made up of a bunch of whiny, politically correct, know-it-alls? Well if ie is, I better learn to fit in.


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am shocked by the ignorance with which Wendy Wood bases her argument on the credibility of Psychology as a discipline. Like many other disciplines, Psychology emphasizes theories., Offhand, theories may seem ambiguous but most, if not all, mathematical, historical and geographical “faces” of today originated as theories. Had Isaac Newton not proposed his theory on the Law of Gravity, we would not know the principles used today for flying airplanes or constructing elevators.

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by Mark Besz

Why I’m here ello, and welcome to my new column. I am sure that at this moment, many of you reading this can’t think of any good reason for me writing this column and it getting published every week, and you’re right. There is no good reason for me to do this. But I’m going to do it anyway. Basically, this column will be a forum for me to express my

views and get a lot of bitter feelings off my chest. Weekly, 1’11tell you what is making me angry on campus, in the city, the country, the world, etc. Also, it serves a bigger purpose to you, the reader. My column gives you a target for nasty letters proclaiming that I’m a bitter, sarcastic, negative, angry person and that my views are wrong, and that you think my head is completely up my ass which

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’ Canada’s seal hunt - a bloody shame .


avid Anderson, Canada’s Minister of the Department of Fisheries and oceans (DFO), recently announced the 1998 quota for the tast coast seal hunt, The world’s largest slaughter of marine mam*mals has now reached an all-time high, with a “total allowable izatch” of 275,000 harp seals and #O,OOO hooded seals. 2 Canada’s sealing practices have once again come under fire Vrom animal protection and environmental agencies from across the nation. The most notable of ‘chcse is the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), ‘which has organized a nation-wide bampaign to end the commercial seal hunt. The C&n&tins Agubzst



Yhe Co?nmerciul Seal Hunt ~CATCSH) campaign aims to teacquaint Canadians with the bloody slaughter under way off the east coast of our country. Since 1996, over 100 sealers have faced charges or have been k onvicted of skinning seals alive, using illegal weapons, killing protected seals and many other violations of the Marine Mu~nmal &&&ions of the federal Fisheries Act.Among th’Bse charged are one third of last year’s executive council of the Canadian Sealers’ Association, the industry’s owpln lobby group. 1 Justification by DFO for this massive kill is faulty on both ecohomic and scientific grounds. ‘According to an independent ecohomic analysis by University of 6uelph professor Clive Southey, the commercial seal hunt contributed a mere 0,06 percent of the Gross Domestic Profit of New?oundland in 1996. Except for the kale of seal penises to Asian markets in Canada and abroad, seal ‘meat and pelts have no viable bmmercial markets. The report concludes that if we “eliminate ‘seal meat subsidies, stop the trade in seal penises, and account for the true costs of labour and capi'tal, tie netvdue of h sed Aunt to ‘canado us 4 do& is m.” ’ Government claims of a supposed deleterious impact of seals

on commercial fisheries fly in the face of the current opinion of the international scientific community. For example, at an international scientific workshop in St. John’s, Newfoundland, the world’s experts concluded that there is no evidence that seals are responsible for problems in the commercial fishing industry. Whereas DFO officials have claimed that “there is a&non the commercial harvest of seal pups,” in reality, seal pups - under a year old - are rauti?zt$ killed. The government’s own reports indicate that about eight out of ten seals killed are just days or weeks old, and that about 220,000 seal pups were killed in 1997 alone. This large-scale commercial hunt, conducted over thousands of square kilometers of ice, cannot be adequately regulated. In the 1996 hunt, sealers took three times the legal limit for hooded seals. The Oftmu C?‘tzzzr (June 25, 1997) reported that up to 500,000 harp seals, twice the legal limit, may have been taken during that same year. This estimate is-based jointly on the large number of animals who are wounded but never recovered or counted in official statistics, and on public statements by one of DFO’s own scientists. The commercial seal hunt is cruel, criminal, and out of control. It’s time to stop the slaughter. CATCSH the bus to Ottawa! Canadians Against the Commercial Seal Hunt is organizing a nacruelty of Canada’s east coast seal hunt on Friday March 20th at the Liberal Policy Convention in Ottawa. The WPIRG Centre for Compassionate Living and CATCSH will provide free bus transportation to and from the protest for people travelling from the Waterloo Region. For more information, contact Troy Seidle, Animal Issues Coordinator at the WPIRG Centre for Compassionate Living by telephone at 8884882 or e-mail at wpirg@watservl


causes my view of the bigger picture to be hindered. I’m willing to hear that. I’m willing to hear those complaints, protests, and retorts. Why? Because I can, and I have nothing better to do with my time. You may think that’s pathetic, but you’re reading it, aren’t you? A warning about this column. I’m not funny, witty, talented, creative, or by any means logical. I’m just an antagonistic person with too much to say and too much time on my hands. So don’t expect to be rolling on the floor laughing, or amazed at a wellthought-out point of view in an argument. Also, I do not proclaim anything I say to be written in stone, or true. This is all my opinion, which could (not likely, but could) change. You may call that lack of integrity or faith, but I’m human, and not perfect. I’m not proclaiming that I’m going to be right in everything I say, and I’m not saying that I’m not going to step on a few toes while I write this column, but that’s what this column is all about. And as far as why I’m here (in spiritual/destiny/meaning in life terms), I don’t know. I figure I’m a joke of the gods, here for all to laugh and spit on me. Hey, I said I was a pessimist, didn’t I? Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Well that’s all I have to say about this column. You might ask why I added that warning. It’s because I think too many people have no sense of humour and are just a bit on the sensitive side when it comes to issues, and forget that all of what I and others (fellow human beings) say are just our opinions, and that being human, we are not perfect. Now that the warning is over with, I welcome you once again to the column. I now await complaints.

Friday, February 27, 1998


by Lauren Stephen


he stereotypical image of the effete, effeminate gay man is shifting to one of a muscular, hyper-masculine gay man. This may reflect how we want to see ourselves, or what we want to see in our partners. Certainly it is an image that appears over and over again in gay publications. Whether media mirrors our desires or whether we shape our desires to fit what we see, gay men seem to be increasingly body conscious these days. Although men’s fitness magazines rarely acknowledge it in their pages, gay men make up a sizable chunk of their readership. Gay men tend to be more concerned with nutrition than straight men, and we work.-ou t more often. Besides trying to live up to media images, there are several reasons gay men might be increasingly interested in health and fitness. First of all, that old effeminate stereotype sort of breaks down if you’re big and muscular. _ As well, gay men have long

been associated with physical and psychological sickness, especially since the appearance of AIDS. It’s not difficult to see how being fit and healthy helps to break the association between gay men and physical sickness. However it also helps to dispel the myth that we are psychologically sick: our society tends to associate sickliness and perversion, so if gay men are physically healthy we’re less likely to be perceived as perverse. On the practical side, strong looking gay men aren’t likely to be bashed, and if they are attacked they’re better able to run away or defend themselves. It may be that in an attempt to dispel the old stereotype of the sick, weak gay man we have inadvertently created a new one. While I’d certainly rather be associated with strength and health than with their opposites, we must realize that even a seemingly good stereotype limits other people’s conception of what gay men can be, what we can do, and how we should act.

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Yoga meditation brings inner peace:bI : Seek out your spiritual well being with free classes by Bill Downey

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or two years, Sahaja Yoga has been holding weekly meetings at the Kitchener Public Library. All classes are free of charge and no membership is required. Sahaja Yoga knowledge is being taught in 65 countries worldwide. Many of us are seeking more than our material well-being; we want to find out the reality about ourselves. In many ways, this search for truth takes a heavy toll on our spiritual and physical bodies. It is obvious that most of those who offer spiritual healing are completely money-oriented. Upon careful investigation, one can discover a fully developed marketplace competing for the money of honest seekers of spiritual health and knowledge. The seeker may even find that some spiritual systems are also poweroriented, seeking control of peo,ple. Each one promises happiness, fulfillment, healing, supernatural powers and self-knowledge, Although we know that these gurus, healers, priests, and organizations are very often power-oriented and making a business of God, we continue on, hoping something will work out someday. The only way to avoid the clutches of those who are selling falsehood is to find out the reality about ourselves. Self-knowledge is to know how we function, and what the

essential sources of our emotional, mental, and physical imbalances are. The simplest and most efficient solution, (this is also the least expensive), is to finally learn how to take care of ourselves and avoid depending on incomplete knowledge. To achieve the true knowledge, we have to be aware of the system within us, which is absolutely perfect and complete. This is our energy body, also called the subtle system, (see diagram at right), and people have known about if for thousands of years. Slowly, Western society is becoming aware of it and is trying to use it. We have come to know about acupuncture, reiki, reflexology and channeling, but these practices do not really have access to the whole system. These practices all work on the energy system inside every human being, but without the complete, integrated understanding. Our energy bodies are referred to in Western science as the autonomous nervous system. This system regulates everything within us. It organizes chemicals, cells, and nerves and governs our mental, emotional and physical well-being. This spiritual body within us is made out of pure love

and responds to everything we do, say, and think. When we look at the diagram of the subtle system reproduced here, we see its main points, or centers, and its channels. In Sahaja Yoga meditation, we learn

how this system works and how to heal it. If we are able to repair the damages in our subtle body, our imbalances and illnesses disappear automatically. Our true nature is actually very joyful, peaceful and loving. We see this true

nature in young children, as they usually have not yet suffered much damage to their subtle systern. Whenever we act in a hectic, aggressive, arrogant, greedy, or selfish manner we go against this pure love within us and hurt our subtle body. Eventually, our self-destructive behavior leads to sickness and imbalances, The problem with the self-appointed spiritual leaders and healers mentioned above is that they are unable to give their disciples and patients self-knowledge, and thus only manipulate and shift problems from one place to another. Without this self-knowledge, we do not know where our problems are coming from, nor how to make the changes in our behavior that will solve these problems. Only we can heal ourselves. Becoming aware of your own subtle system is the first thing that happens to anybody who comes to Sahaja Yoga. This awareness is actually felt. In the diagram, we see a little triangle. This triangle represents the sacrum bone, and it is the seat of an energy known in all ancient

cultures. In Sanskrit it is called Kundalini, and its awakening was the aim of all genuine spiritual leaders. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi has found a unique method of awak ening this energy en masse. Sh describes this enlightenment aI self-realization. This is a technique through which anyone who wants can have his or her Kundalini awakening; the seed of a transformation of entire being. As the Kundalini rises, it enlightens the subtle system, then pierces the fontenelle bone at the top of the head, connecting up with the collective consciousness, In the 30 years since Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi has develt oped Sahaja Yoga meditation she has been devoting herself ttt teaching the importance of self; realization and the structure of the subtle system. She brings this knowledge to every part of the world, giving se1 f-realiza tion t9 thousands of people every year, It is always free of charge. For, as Shri Mataji says, “You cannot pay for your self-realization.” Currently, in 65 countries all over the world, people are benefitting frog the practice of Sahaja Yoga. Our next Sahaja Yoga medi; tation class begins at the Kitchener Public Library on Tuesday, March 3, The class bet ings with two introductory eve: nings and will last for about 10 weeks. Classes are held every Tuesday from 7:00 p.m. until 8:3Q p.m.

Lone man cycles to raise money Students urged to support by


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ometimes our greatest achievements grow from horrible tragedies. This could definitely be said of Don Sawchuk. When Don’s brother David lost his battle with cancer in 1991, Don was forever changed. He became heavily involved in the Canadian Cancer Society and now, Don Sawchuk has organized ‘The David Sawchuk Bide” in memory of his brother. Sawchuk says of his brother, “?Ie was like a mentor to me and a great source of strength.” Don Sawchuk, a sociology major at M&aster, will cycle from McMaster University to Camp Trillium at Rainbow Lake in Waterford Ontario. From there Sawchuk will continue across

Canada to his final destination, the University of British Columbia. The journey is a five thousand kilometre ride which Don Sawchuk insists on undertaking totally alone, carrying all his food himself, and sleeping in a tent. In the months before he begins his uek, Sawchuk will collect loonies from students across Ontario. He will visit universities, colleges and public schools in hopes of getting a loonie from each student. Sawchuk is hoping to raise more than $lOO,ooO, all ofwhich will go to support Camp Trillium. He has already succeeded in raising $5000 during the campaign at McMaster University. The money that is raised by Sawchu k’s efforts will go to Camp Trillium Rainbow Lake in Waterford Ontario. The camp there is in the process of a $6.4 million capital


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campaign to build a year-round facility; Camp Trillium offers a retreat for cancer victims and their families. The camp is a part of the Trillium Childhood Cancer Support Centre which was founded in 1984 in bndon, Ontario. It was the first camp of its kind in Canada. Since 1984, the Centre has expanded and now offers six treatment centres which serve hundreds of families across Ontario and Quebec. The Centre is now the largest facility for children with cancer in North America. In the beginning, 28 children participated. Now there are over 950 children who receive support from Camp Trillium. However, it is expensive to offer this service to children. It costs the centre about $550 to send one child to camp ,for 11 days. The

Centre offers 37 programs year round including such programs as Day Camp, Residential Camp, Family Camp and Winter Camp

as well as community based programs. Camp Trillium asserts that cancer affects the whole family so therefore its programs are open to not only children with cancer but

also parents and siblings of cancei patients as well as bereaved brothers and sisters. Camp Trillium hopes to provide a safe and fun environment for cancer patients while at the same time increasing the public’s awareness of childhood cancer and what can be done about it. The staff at Trillium were at first surprised at Sawchuk’s idea but soon gave him their full sup: port. Says Fiona Fisher of Camp Trillium, “At first our enthusiasn) was tempered as we didn’t wan! to lose an excellent counsellor, but Don’s enthusiasm has been contagious.” Sawchuk says he got the idea to cycle across the country while he was visiting his brother’s grave: He recalls, “I just remember it continued

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I Quiz: What is your attitude towards food? by Kimberly and

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a mochachino. c) Cheesey poofs, snowballs, ding dongs, twinkies, joe louis, and a huge-ass can of Jolt Cola.

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1) You am strattded otl a desserted island; what wouldyou watif to eat? a) Steak and potatoes with a cob of corn. b) Roast suckling wild boar, seaweed sushi, fresh flambed berries...and whatever else you can scrounge up on the island. c) Mud pies. No, literally, mud pies. Ah... leaves, bark, the corpses from the shipv&reck, sand, my sandals. 2)


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Mostly,, fork...okay, spoon. Well, how ‘bout a spark? b) Chopsticks made from authentic bamboo. c) Hands, spears, toes, abdomens, my sindals...che usual.

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ofgourmet is: potatoes with corn,.. butMASH and have cnamedcorn from a nasi goring, roti, haggis... the food off before I eat it,

of a nice light snack is: al Steak and potatoes, but LEFT-OVER stiak and potatoes. b) Hummus and baba ganoush on pita, and

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If you Iook up boring in the dictionary you wilt probably find a picture of yourself. Have you ever eatenanything besides steak and potatoes? You should spice up your life, try adding salt to your meals or something. Hook up with Julia Child or pick up the Moosewood Cookbook.


You are a pretentious, sniveling loser. I bet you think you are so international. Quick question: have you ever set foot outside of Canada? Besides Buffalo that is. Let me guess, you’re pro-World Peace, too, aren’t you ? Hook up with Julia Child or pick up the Moosewood Cookbook.


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Problems galore Yes, it is a shameless reference to a shameful television show. You see, I have called this column Ask Aunt Agnes, thus forcing readers to wri te uDear Aunt Agnes,” unwittingly paying homage to cheesy, eighties Canadian T.V. It’s a beautiful thing. If you don’t already have the theme song running through your head, you soon will: “Dear Aunt Agnes, Dear Aunt Agnes, Won’t you come and stay....” Hopefully I am here to stay, but I need your help for that. Write down your problems, questions, or concerns and send them in. I will definitely give my best possible advice as an outside, objective ear. You can drop off your questions at the Imprint office, Student Life Centre, room 1116. Or you canemail me at I look forward to hearing from you and will try to answer all mail. Well, here’s my inaugural question:

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You, like Trent Reznor, are the Elvis of our generation (except you probably don’t sing). You will die naked on your toilet with your sandals sticking out of your mouth. Some advice, try coming up for air between bites and try to befriend someone who knows the Heimlich manoeuver. Hook up with Julia Child or pick up the Moosewood Cookbook.


Aunt Agnes, I have a guy problem (quel surprise!). There’s this guy in one of my classes who has been noticeably checking me out. I’m

interested in him as well, but the problem lies in my approach. How do I talk to him without using cheesey-ass lines like, “So, Prof. X’s lecture was really interesting today, eh?” or “Have you finished your assignment yet ?” I’m sick of referring to the class or prof as opening material as I have done in past situations. HeIp, before he loses interest! ! ! Signed, Lovesick in Lectures Dear

Lovesick, It’s the 90s-take the initiative! Go right on up to the stud and say something. Often, these cheesey-ass lines are a good ice-breaker, If it’s true that he’s interested, then he will want to continue the conversation. And it will be a good indicator if he isn’t interested and you just misread his signals. This way, you will save yourself from humiliation and heartbreak. Start with a line like that, and then follow through by introducing yourself. Who knows where this will lead, but there’s always an element of risk. You’ll never get anywhere in life if you are passive and don’t go after what you want. But, if you’re lucky, maybe you won’t have be the hunter, you can be the hunted!

Rohypnol goes green by Laurie Imprint

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ast week, Hoffmann-La Roche, the Swiss-based drug company which manufactures Rohypnol, announced that it will be seeking approval to add a colour-releasing agent to the pill. The colouring agent would turn beer green and other drinks blue. Rohypnol, which is prescribed for sleeping disorders in other countries, is being referred to as the “rape drug” here in Canada. It is being used in incidents of sexual assault because it iscolourless, taste-

less, dissolves almost instantly in any beverage, and causes the victim to appear excessively drunk. Rohypnol can even result in unconsciousness, along with hours of memory loss. Due to the fact that Rohypnol is so fast-acting, and undetectable, HoffmannLa Roche is hoping to add the agent as quickly as possible to each country in which the pill is marketed. The company feels that the faster the new, improved Rohypnol pill can be placed in the market, the lower the risk of incidents of Rohypnol-related sexual assaults will be.

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being very cold and the thought was very warm.” Sawchuk was inspired by the courage he saw in his brother’s battle against cancer and all the children struggling with the disease that he has met working as a councillor for Camp Trillium. Sawchuk sees Camp Trillium as a vital part of easing the pain that young cancer sufferers face. He states that Camp Trillium satisfies the need of young children to escape from the hardships of everyday life and just relax. Of the camp he says, “There aren’t people sitting around feeling sorry for themselves. You wouldn’t think it was a cancer camp.” Sawchuk says he wants to give something back to the organization that has given him so many positive experiences and made it possible for him to meet so many special people. “I saw a lot of hope,” Don remembers, “and strength. And I saw the happiness that the camp provided for them.” David Sawchuk never got to enjoy Camp Trillium but his brother says he would have loved it because he always enjoyed nature and loved camping.


It is very important for Sawchuk to undertake the cross country ride alone because he wants his ride to parallel what his brother went through. He explains that he will experience the same isolation from friends and family that his brother experienced in the final stages of his illness. He is also planning to keep a journal which he will turn into a book to raise awareness of cancer by describing his journey and relating details of his brother’s own struggle with cancer. Sawchuk says his brother has given him, “the insight to look beyond my own fears and the courage to pursue my dreams and aspirations that would have, perhaps, been overIooked.” Don Sawchuk has shown great courage in arranging his cross country journey. He has certainly inspired many people. The staff at Camp Trillium describe him as “someone who is committed to making every summer a great one for children living with cancer.” His courage and dedication gives us all something to aspire to.

Are you going to marry a carrot? :,/ Vegetarianism: not just a matter of principle by Natalie Imprint

Giiiis staff


rice an outlandish, politically-packed statement, vegetarianism has become a common dietarypractice for millions of North Americans. For many students, the freedom of university life is an ideal time to experiment with different diets and meal choices than the ones made for them by their parents. Many students try vegetarian or vegan diets for a time; others choose it for life. There are two main reasons for the massive increase in vegetarianism in recent years. First, many people are ethically opposed to the suffering of animals to provide us with food. Because of the land resources and water required to raise livest also advocate meatviduals often becom all meat, egg, dairy, derived products. Non-v may still consume eggs an ucts. The second, and perhaps more common, reason for choosing not to eat meat is based on the growing evidence that vegetarians are healthier and less likely to suffer heart disease and certain cancers than meat-eaters. The British Medical Association conducted a 12 year study comparing 6,000 vegetarians and 5,000 meat-eaters. Published in 1994, it found that eating a non-meat diet reduces the likelihood of early death by 20 per cent and death from cancer by as much as 40 per cent. Death rates from heart disease were also lower among vegetarians. Vegetarians are also known to have lower rates of high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, obesity, bowel disorders and gallstones. Most health practitioners agree that a vegetarian diet is healthier than a meat-eater’s diet. Provided, that is, that vegetarians take the trouble to eat from a wide variety of food groups to ensure an adequate intake of required proteins, vitamins and minerals. So, what do vegetarians (or anyone) have to eat to stay healthy? First, let’s look at the major food groups that comprise the vegetarian or vegan’s diet.

Bread, cereals,

rice and pasta

These foods add bulk to meals and give a feeling of fullness. They are also valuable sources of protein, fibre and energy (the carbohydrates they contain are essentially broken down into sugar). Nutritionists recommend that foods in this group make up one third of the diet.


and vegetables

These tasty morsels should also make up at least one third of the diet. It’s best to aim for a variety of produce, to benefit from the range of vitamins and nutrients they provide. Fruit and vegetables are high in fibre, adding bulk to meals. Take note: fruits and veggies lose vitamins during shipping and cooking. Often, frozen vegetables (or even canned) are highest in nutrient content because they are packed within a few hours of picking, compared to “fresh” produce, which may have been picked days or weeks before arriving at the grocery store. Pulses, nuts and seeds Peas, beans and lentils are known as pulses, and come in any number of shapes, sizes, colours and textures. Pulses are high in protein and iron, while nuts and seeds have different proteins and essential fats. Pulses can be used in place of meat in traditional dishes (try shepherd’s pie using lentils instead of ground meat). Seeds and nuts are good in salads, stews, casseroles, biscuits or on top of anything that needs to be baked.

Soy/dairy Many new vegetarians try to replace the protein they’re not getting from meat with that found in dairy products. However, dairy and egg products are often high in saturated fat, adding unnecessary calories and cholesterol, Soy bean by-products (basically curds and whey) go into a number of soy-based dairy alternatives, such as tofu, soy cheeses and soy milk. As a whole, they are very low fat and packed with protein. Tofu is the vegetarian’s wonder food. It is very adaptable and takes on the flavour of whatever it’s cooked with. It can be bought plain, smoked,

marinated and from hard (like feta cheese) to soft (like cream cheese). Texturized Vegetable Protein (TVP) is another soy product, designed to be a meat replacement. It has the texture of ground beef and is commonly used in veggie burgers.

Fats/oils/sweets Everyone needs some fat in their diet. Aside from its use as padding, insulation and energy, fat is required to absorb lipid-based vitamins, to produce steroid hormones (like estrogen and testosterone) and to maintain healthy skin and hair (all body cells have membranes made largely out of fatty acids). By eating a varied diet from each of the above food groups, vegetarians and vegans are almost guaranteed good nutrition. A few burning questions that may be on your mind:

Do vegans

really get enough


Yes! Beans, nuts, seeds, soy products, rice, bread and pasta all contain protein. Though each individual food may not have all 20 amino acids needed by humans, by eating a variety of them in combination, there should be no shortage of protein. In fact, the high protein diets consumed by most North Americans may actually have detrimental

health effects, causing a loss of calcium. The effects of protein on calcium levels may depend on the type of protein; some studies have shown that soy protein does not increase calcium excretion levels the way meat protein does. Plant proteins are somewhat less digestible than meat proteins, due to the presence of indigestible fibre ar$d other factors, but digestibility is not likely reduced by more than 10 per cent.

What about essential vitamins and minerals? Of the numerous vitamins and minerals we all need, there are two that vegetarians have to look out for: iron and Vitamin B 12. i Iron is needed in the blood so that oxygen can bind CO it to be transported throughout the body.&eat-eaters get plenty of iron from the meat they eat, but vegetarians ha<e to get it elsewhere. Leafy, dark green vegetables (li ’ broccoli and spinach), beans, lentils, seeds and tofu are Ta 1 good sources of iron. Acidic foods cooked in cast iron fryi g pans are also ideal. Because iron in vegetables is less easi y ‘t absorbed by the body than iron in meat, it’s a good idea t-o eat iron-rich foods alongside something high in Vitamin C, as this helps the body absorb iron from food. Converseljr, tannin (in tea), calcium, and phyates in high-bran and unmilled cereals decrease iron absorption. Vitamin I312 is especially needed nerve function. Traditionally found in dairy and meat products, it is not currently thought to be reliably present in any non-meat foods unless they are Vitamin B-12 fortified. Fortunately, many foods are, including cereals and soy milks. Nutritional yeast, which has a cheeslike flavour and can be sprinkled over foods like Parmesan cheese, is very high B 12. Because extra Vitamin B 12 can be stored in the bo for up to three years, and only very minute amounts a needed on a daily basis, it is easy to stock up on thf F vitamin. The other major nutrient often assumed to be cient in vegetarian diets is calcium, which is neede strong teeth and bones. If not from dairy products , etarians get this mineral from sesame seeds, tofu, green vegetables, beans, potatoes, wholemeal bread, par ley, almonds, flour, lemons and others. While calcium s we11 absorbed from most leafy green vegetables, it f s theorized that the oxalic acid in spinach, rhubarb, chard and beet greens may bind with calcium and reduce ca/cium absorption. ; Because the calcium in dairy products is more easi$ absorbed by the body than calcium in other foods, vega s may have to eat more non-dairy foods to meet the reco 1 mended calcium intake. However, evidence also suggests that the standar , high protein North American diet actually impedes cai cium absorption, which is why the recommended intak *s are so high in the first place. So, people on low protein die probably don’t need to consume as much calcium as hea meat-eaters. f l

Biotechnology makes it bette by Jessica Imprint


Kwik staff

olly may not be on your dinner plate yet, but there is a good chance that you’ve already tasted foods that have used biotechnology to some degree, Agriculture is snaring biotechnology not only to make tomatoes soften more slowly, but the main goal seems to be making foodstuffs from the field more resistant to insects and herbicides. Corn, cotton, soybean, wheat and rice are only a small sample of the types of foods being



in genetic manipulation. The principle of altering the genes of foods is n t nearly as new as the coming Joint Honours program t. Chartered Accountancy and Biotechnology at UW. Perhaps when this university was just born, the cornfiel$ around Columbia Lake were used to selectively bree\d better corn. Corn, once a vegetable that yielded just two r three kernels, now has a toothy grin from ear to ear. 8 f course, in the past they didn’t take genes from another continued

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27, 1998

TV and food: a perfect marriage by Greg Imprint


Picken stS

hen Rogers introduced the new MeTV pack age, they picked up the Food Network to fill that great cable void of cooking shows. Yah, thkre’s Pasquale or the Urban Peasant, and in the past, Bruno G&russi and Wok with Yan, but the quality and quantity of toda’y’s cooking shows are not nearly equal. What does air is generally boring, tired recipes that any halfdecent cookbook contains. That’s all changed now, thanks to the Food Network. The New York based Food Network runs the gambit, offering programs with a wide range of cooking topics and shows dedicated to the culture around haute cuisine. Here’s a brief sampling

of the best and the worst Channel 56 has to offer:


JEmeril Live If there’s a more entertaining hour of television, I have yet to find it. Emeril Legassee is only the finest chef in Nawlins, and he injects everything with a distinctive Cajun flair. He’s funny, has a whole canon of catch phrases that the audience is constantly anticipating, and he cooks some of the most appetizing creations I could ever hope to imitate. Lots of sausage, lots of the holy trinity (onions, celery and bell pepper) and lots of attitude and spices all add up to mouth-watering good food. The audience at times, appear to be little more than trained seals. He adds salt to a pot, and they entire crowd cheers and

ciaps. He mentions his own seasoning, Essence, and it’s like the mosh pit at a Bush concert. Also worth noting is Essence of Emeril. It’s just him cooking, so it lacks the frenzied energy of the live show, but the recipes are always great, and most importantly, everything hecooks is easy to do at home.

Taste David Rosengarten is a very interesting host. He just barely skirts the line between pretentious and knowledgable, but he’s always entertaining. Taste is a general purpose show, but Rosengarten has such an extensive knowledge of the culinary arts that he crosses all cultures and techniques, ranging from homemade veal sausage to Singapore Chili Crab to Garum Masala. The beginning of the show is spent by David showing off the vast array of knowledge as he details the entire cultural history of the food he’s about to prepare. The middle of the show he cooks, always using simple techniques and easy instructions, which is certainly a benefit to fledgling cooks. Once the food is prepared, in what is generally the best part of the show, you get to watch the David enjoy his creation, as he oohs and ahhs over the food. Being one of Americas foremost wine connesiours, he caps off every meal with what he feels to be the

ideal alcoholic


Ready, Set, Cook The finest cooking game show since Just Like Mom, Ready, Set, Cook pits two worldclass chefs against each other in fierce competition. Each chefgets the assistance of an audience member and $10 in mystery groceries, and only 18 minutes to prepare gourmet fare. It’s great for picking up quick tips economize your cooking, but in terms of actually learning what to cook, it’s marginal at best. The host, Sissy Biggers, can get really annoying really quickly, so be warned.

Two Fat Ladies Bizarre. These two portly lasses prepare. Example, one episode saw them fry a pound of bacon, just to get the bacon fat to cook chicken in. Now that’s healthy eating. It’s worth watching once, if only to gasp in amazement at the incredible amount of fat these ladies use! And that’s reaIly just a random sampling, because there are a lot more shows in the lineup. The best advise to offer is to just check it out every now and then, and odds are you’ll catch up to something appealing. The only problem with the Food Network is that, in addition to all of the cooking shows, they fill up their lineup with culture

shows, most of which are either too pretentious or dull to be worth watching. Bit1 Boggs Corner Table is horrendous, letting Bill Boggs banter with second-rate celebrities like Ivana Trump about how great it is to be able to eat in really fancy restaurants. Boring, boring boring. There are other shows doing restaurant reviews, wine tasting shows and more, but none are of the same quality as even the worst of the cooking shows. Worst of all though, is Three Dog Bakery. These two guys make healthy food for dogs, using quality ingredients that you have in your own pantry. Here’s the deal thought, I don’t have time to make cookies and treats for myself, so even if I had a dog, I wouldn’t watch this show. While there are a great number of different cooking shows on the network, there are a number of culinary areas that are virtualty ignored. Any food of an Asian nature for example. Occasionally, they’ll have a Japanese chef on Chef du Jour, but otherwise, nothing. It’s almost exclusively North American or European, which unfortunately misses out on some the world’s finest foods. One of the hidden gems of The Food Network also has a terrific web site upon which the recipes from all of their shows, so whatever you see the chefs prepare on television, you can make in your own home.

Something to go with your popcorn Good food movies by Rachel Imprint

E. Beattie staff

Big Night BigA@g&tis the deiightful story of a chef in a small Italian restaurant in New Jersey who refuses to compromise and make his dishes more American.BigNj#is a beautiful, quiet movie that will make you hungry for Italian food.

E&t Drink



Warning, this movie will make you want to run out to the closest Chinese restaurant to stuff your face. It is the touching story of a chef dealing with his three daughters growing up and becoming more independent. This film is full of insightful humour and heartfelt emotion. It contains beautiful scenes of the chef painstakingly preparing lush dinners.


Like Water for Chocolate Like Wuttrfiir Chocolate shows and for all that the quickest to a man’s heart is indeed

through his stomach. Through a sumptuous mix of magical realism, erotism and recipes, Like Water fir Chocolate pulls you in and keeps you enthraled to the last exquisite minute.

me Last Supper Unlike these other movies 3% Last Supper might actually make you lose your appetite or at least make you think seriously before eating with people who don’t share your political views. In 7% Last S#&3er a group of left wing university students decide to rid the world of right wing jerks by inviting them over for supper and poisoning them. This film is biting satire at it’s best.

life is Sweet Life js &9& is an entertaining slice of life gem about a working class English family. Food is a recurring theme through Life is &QW~, the father has dreams of operating a snack van, the mother helps out at a friend’s gourmet restaurant and one of the daugh-

ters is bulimic, This unblinking look at working class life in England is not easy to like but it is genuine and well acted.

Tampopo This delightfully bizarre Japanese film features various snippets about food and the culture of eating. It is unrelentlessly zany and quite funny. One unforgettable scene features a little old lady who sneaks around in a grocery store squeezing all food,

Wily Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Okay, so it’s not really about food, unless your four main food groups happen to be fat, salt, sugar and grease, but close enough. This is a true gem, an adaption of the classic Roald Dahl novel, that will have you singing along with the loveable oompa-loompas. It’s the story of a boy who wins a tour of a magical chocolate factory. If haven’t yet seen this movie get to the video store right now and rent it.


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species to insert into its genetic make-up as they are testing today. It used to be a patient process of breeding different parent corn plants. Genes from both parents were mixed together, so the result could not be predicted so easily. Today genetic engineering represents a more precise method in the realm of biotechnology: if you want tomatoes that don’t soften as easily then just don’t let the genes in the tomato dictate that condition. Ifyou want your corn and cotton to be more insect and herbicide resistant then take some DNA (the recipe for desired traits) and insert them into your “poor” crops.

tion Agency assure us that all is well that is on the grocery shelf. And only one product that has used direct genetic engineering is in the supermarket - a pretty potato named “The New LearTM. Two tomato strains have been approved for sale, but are not in the marketplace yet. If you’re looking for labels of genetically engineered foods, you won’t find them unless the product is going to harm your health. Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency are responsible for labelling. These governmental departments reason that labelling would be impractical unless information was necessary for health and safety risks, such as allergens. It would be dif-

Not everyone agrees with this fast and easy style of food-making. The Biotechnology Caucus of the Canadian Environmental Network (a group made up of environmentalists, farmers, and other concerned citizens) cite ethical, economic, and environmental concerns. Even if crops become more resistant to herbicides, the weed poisons will still be used. Surrounding weeds may simply become more resilient to the herbicide, which means we’re not getting to the root of the problem. Others are concerned about the dirty dish issues of health and safety. Is it safe to eat something that has genetic material from another species? Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspec-

Not astronaut by Craig Imprint


Hickie staff

f you have ever gone backpacking for a few nights then you have made the sometimes life threatening choices about just how much food you are going to cat when you’re out there. And what it is going to be! And the question in my mind is, ‘How come 1 need to eat a bunch of not quite nice and way too expensive astronaut food just because I’m sleeping in my tent two days walk from the nearest road?’ When I am faced with these decisions I follow a few simple guidelines. Weight is the key issue. Aside from the food, my other equipment is the same on all trips. How long you are going for? There is a big difference between a short twonighttripandalongfivenight trip. Consider how many meals you will eat. Three a day, right? So a two night trip is three days, nine meals; the five night trip is six days, eighteen meals. Nine meals don’t weigh so much so I don’t need astronaut food. Eight-

ten meals is a weighty problem so plenty of astronaut food, thank you very much. My selection of food is affected by one other key consideration: the stove. Yes, you know all about those popular little one burner models. So I have to assume that I’m cooking one thing at a time. And that affects all my meal planning decisions. 1 try to stay to one pot meals. I have a few pet peeves when it comes to eating. For instance I cannot be the only one who despises the cIoying sweet glop that passes for oatmeal. Yes I know it’s instant and that makes it seem like a good deal, but lets by serious and do our bowels a smaJ1 favour. My breakfast favorite is noodles, good old fashioned instant ramen. Think about it. It’s as good as instant (two minutes boiling). It’s totally light. It provides a heaping portion of quick burning calories, and fluids, and salt: all needed for a long hike. It’s hot. (Remember those cool autumn mornings.) And it even tastes good! My next problem is what to eat for dinner on the first night in. Keep in mind that another advan-

food again!?!

tage of astronaut food is that aside from being light it won’t spoil. Like never baby, we’re talking post-nuclear holocaust preset-vation. But is that important on the first night in? After all, nothing will spoil in twelve hours that you ought to be eating anyway. Open your minds to the delights of single burner cooking. Always bring broccoli. Prewashed, precut into bite-size simplicity, bagged in a volume to fill the expected boiling pot. Boil the water, dump in broc, give it five minutes with a lid, then set aside to steam, because you need the stove for stage two. I have a small light frying pan (single fried egg size). In this pan I have sauteed steak, poached salmon, stir fried chicken, all on first nights in. Precut it to right size or strips or whatever. Bag it. Throw it in the freezer the night before. Into the pack in the morning. Hey presto - fresh meat still icy cold at dinner time. And let me tell you that as you are eating meat and broccoli those other guys with the astronaut food are feeling pretty dumb. The main thing is to not get caught up in the instant food

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to enforce the accuracy of labels since genetically altered foods are hard to distinguish. Labels may become meaningless since a lot of products contain bioengineered material to some degree. To answer anyone’s concerned about possible eating a n Dolly”; Agriculture Canada and Agri-Food Canada are no longer involved in cloning research. They “believe that cloning will have its limit in livestock breeding, as animal breeders are always conscious of the essential need to maintain genetic diversity in a breed.” Hmm...are the foods that are being genetically modified protected for their genetic diversity’? ficult

game. With a little preparation ahead of time you can portion and pack fresh foods that won’t spoil in a day or two. Package each meal separately. Grab the one package and everything to cook that meal is in there. Including: a small bottle of cooking oil, black pepper (grab a bunch of packets from the caf), fresh minced garlic. In the weight for taste trade off there are a few items that appear strange but are worth packing in. Onions. Nothing makes that astronaut food taste better than freshly sauteed onions. It adds zing to instant soup. It’s the concentration of the stuff that is so valuable. Throw a couple into the

bottomofyourpackandpullthem out on day three or four. You’ll be glad you did. Fresh herbs work wonders too. A few leaves of sage added to that astronaut food and it almost tastes good. Look for light stuff. Cinnamon buns with lots of gooey iuing. Pack them in baggies two each with icing sides facing in. Squish ‘em. Go ahead. They still taste great on day three with coffee at lunch time. No fool. Not instant coffee. Fresh ground. I carry paper filters and a plastic 1 cup dripper. Go real or go home. Do you really think paper filters and ground coffee are heavy?




February 27, 1998

Hey, good lookin’, watcha got cookin’? Sikh

submitted Students

by the Association


Sikhs believe in two types of food - that of daily meals for the body, and the Holy Word as Sacramental Food for the Soul. Every Sikh “Gurduaaraa” (place of congregation) and individualhouseoffers “Langar” (free food) of daily meals to every visitor, rich or poor, and more so to the destitute and the homeless. Equally important is the Spiritual Food which is imparted toall who come to the Gurduaaraa through participation in devotional meditation, hymn-singing and prayer. Hence, a Sikh always recites “Gurbaanee” (Sacred Hymns) while preparing food, and before and after each meal, they say a small prayer of thanks. The preparation of the meals, done


with the strictist of observances towards hygiene, are thus both physically and spiritually pure; also why Sikhs only eat pure vegetarian food. Here are the recipes the food a Sikh eats:

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of some


pot add sugar to water and heat over medium heat until sugar is dissolved, Add this sugar solution to the flour mixture slowly while stirring. Keep stirring until mixture thickens (5-7mins). Remove from heat and serve.

Makkee (Special



Ingredients: 1 lb butter 2 cups whole wheat flour 2 cups granulated sugar 6 cups water Method: Melt butter in a medium sized pot. Add flour and cook over medium heat while stirring continuously until flour is golden brown. At the same time, in a separate


Ingredients: cups corn flour 2 cups boiling water Butter

Method: Mix water and flour using a spoon intially. When mixture is cool to touch mix with hand and form into a ball of dough. To make rotee’s warm up skillet to medium. Make small balls of dough (approximately 6cm in diameter). Flatten out the ball slowly into a rotee (a rolling pin may be used for this but best results obtained

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amil cuisine refers to food from Sri Lanka and South India. There is a perception that all Tamil food tend to be spicy, However, this is not true! Only some food tend to be spicy and others not. For instance, the traditional Tamil lunch consists of rice with one non-vegetarian curry (meat, or fish) and two or threevegetarian side dishes (such as carrot salad, spinach etc.). Out of this, only the non-vegetarian curry tends to be hot and others are non-hot. We have provided spicy and non-spicy recipes in this list. T)asai (Fermented Lentil Crepes) Ingredien

Is: of long grain rice 1 cup of hulled urad da1 (skin removed black lentils) 1 tbsp. Fenugrcek l/2 cup ghee or melted butter salt to taste (about 2 teaspoon)

3 cups





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fow heat until golden brown. Add tomatoes and heat mixture for 10 mins. Add chilli peppers. To this add the spinach and rapini mixture. Let this thicken approximately 15-20 mins. Serve hot with makkee dee rotee.

Kheer (Rice Pudding) (Sweet Dish)

7:lO people.

Ingredients: 2 bags cello spinach 2 bunches rapini 2 tsp salt 1 tsp chilli peppers (ground) 3 tbsp butter 2 tbsp ginger (grated) 2 tbsp garlic (grated) 3 tomatoes (diced) Method: Cut spinach and rapini (add salt) into small pieces and boil in large pot half filled with water for 1 hour. Strain the boiled spinach and rapini and mix on low speed in a food processor for 2 mins and set aside. In a separate pot melt butter. Saute garlic and ginger on




Ingredients: 1 cup basmati rice 2 quarts homo milk 2 cups granulated sugar l/2 cup diced almonds Method: Put rice in a pot and add milk. Cook on low heat for 2 hours stirring occasionally. Add sugar and almonds. If the mixture is very watery leave on stove until it thickens. If it is too thick add more milk and cook for 15 more minutes. Serve hot or cold,

Make like a Tamil and cook








Dee Rotee Pita Bread)

when done by hand). Put the rolled rotee on skillet. Cook until both sides are golden brown. Spread butter on warm rotee and serve.


Method: Soak the rice, da1 and fenugreek separately, for about S-8 hours. Grind the rice using a blender or food processor in batches with sufficient water until it is asmooth paste. Start with a small amount of water and add until the paste is thin enough to flow smoothly. Now grind the da1 and fenugreek together in two batchesthe da1 needs to be ground while slowly adding more water from the top of the blender. (When ground, the da1 has the tendency to fluff up, this tendency must be encouraged by adding only a little water at a time while stirring

and continuing to grind. The da1 should double in quantity after grinding, while the quantity of rice would have remained unchanged). Now mix both the pastes with the salt, in a dish that is at least a third bigger in size, allowing space for the dough to rise. Leave for about 8 hours in a dark warm place like an oven that has been heated to 200 degrees and turned off. Use a heavy cast-iron griddle (a flat non-stick pan will do). Heat the griddle/pan until a few drops of water dropped on the surface sizzles. Take a deep 1adIe full of dough and drop the dough in the middle of the pan, quickly swirl the dough away from the middle until it is spread evenly in a circle around the pan. (You must do this quickly because once the dough cooks, it is difficult to spread). Take a teaspoon full of ghee or melted butter and spread it around the edge of the dosai. Wait a minute or so, until you see the edges browning and insert a flat ladle that has sharp edges under and all around the dosai, until it is released completely. After reieasing the dosai, flip it around on the other side. Wait a minute or two until it is cooked and remove from the pan. Before making the next one, use a small piece of paper kitchen towel and rub any excess oil off the pan. This recipe will make enough batter for 15 to 18 dosais.Dosas can be stuffed with a spicy potato stuffing or eaten plain with chutney.

Soup: Vegetable Ingredients: 2 cups of soup vegetables pieces 1 tbsp. tamarind

Kuozh cut into

2 cups of spinach, cut into pieces 4 tbsp. rice flour (un-roasted) 1 tbsp. red lentils 3 cloves of garlic 112 tsp. tumeric powder 6 cups water 1 tsp. chilli powder (optional) Salt to taste Method: Some of the vegetables used in koozh are beans, carrots, potatoes, casava, jak seed and pumpkin. Add the vegetables, red lentils, spinach and tumeric powder to a pan with 4 cups of water. Boil, under medium heat. When the vegetables are cooked, add chilli powder and salt. IXssolvc tamarind in l/2 a cup of water and add ta the above mixture. Bring ir. to a boil. I~issolvo rice flour in the remaining 1‘A cups of water and add to the boiling mixture. Stir periodically to avoid cltlmp formation. After about 3 minutes, when koozh starts to thicken, add pressed garlic and remove from heat. Serve hot; Makes about 6-8 servings.



Ingredients: l/2 kg Lamb 1 tsp chilie powder 1 medium onion chopped 1 tsp roasted curry powder 2 green chilies chopped l/Z tsp turmeric powder 4-S curry leaves l/2 tsp black pepper 3 cloves of garlic l/Z tsp mustrad seed(crushed) l/2 inch piece of ginger 1 tbsp cooking oil 1 ripe tomato l/2 cup water 1 tbsp vinegar continued

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salt to taste

l/2 cup evaporated milk Method: Trim any excess fat from the meat, then cut the meat into 1 inch cubes. Grind the ginger and garlic ineo a paste. Mix the chillie powder, curry powder, turmeric, pepper, and salt with the meat; cover and allow to marinate for about l-3 hours. Fry the onion, green chilies, curry leaves and the ginger-garlic paste in the oil under low heat. When the mixture is golden brown add the chopped tomato, mustard seeds and cover and simmer for about 3 minutes. Now, add the meat, milk and water and stir. Add vinegar. Cover and cook under low heat for about 30-40 minutes or until the meat is tender. Remove from heat and serve hoc.



Ingredients: 4 medium SizePotatoes, boiled and skinned 3 tbsp Oil l/Z tsp Chillie Powder 1 tbsp Maldive Fish (optional) l/4 tsp Turmeric powder 1 Onion, sliced l/Z tsp Dried Chillie Pieces Salt to taste S-6 Curry Leaves (optional) Method: Cut the potatoes into l-inch cubes. Heat the oil in a pan, and add the onions and curry leaves. When panially fried, reduce the heat. Add the chillie powder, chillie pieces, turmeric powder and fry for

a few seconds. Add the potatoes and the maldive fish to the pan and mix. Cook for about 3-5 minutes stirring periodically. This is a spicy side dish that goes well withâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;rice; Serves 4-6.

Tofu This

is a great

with spinach substitute

l/4 cup sag0 15 raisins l/4 cup sugar 15 cashews, chopped 114 cup sweetened condensed milk l/Z tsp. cardamom powder 2 cups of water l/Z tsp. vanilla 1 l/Z tbsp. butter or margarine Pinch of salt

for meat.

Ingredients: 1 lb Tofu (Bean curd) cut in l/Z inch cubes 3 tbsp cooking oil 1 pkt. (10 oz) Spinach fresh or forzen 2 cloves of garlic minced (optional) 1 medium onion, chopped 4-5 curry leaves (optional) 1 green chilli chopped (optional) 1 tbsp soy sauce Method: Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a shallow pan, under medium heat. Add the tofu cubes and fry until light brown on both sides; Remove the tofu from the pan. Add the remaining tbsp of oil to the pan and lower the flame. Add onion, curry leaves, garlic and green chilli and fry for another 4 minutes. Now, add the spinach, cut into pieces, to the pan and fry for about l-2 minutes. If you use fresh spinach, add about l/4 cup of water to the pan. Add the fried tofu and stir carefully. Stir in the Soy sauce and add salt to caste. Cook for another 2 minutes. Serve hot with rice; Makes about 5-7 servings.

Dessert: Paayaasam (Sag0 pudding) Ingredients:


Method: Fry chopped


Anchovy Chinese


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butcet; set them aside. Roast sago in the remaining butter, until it turns golden in colour. Add 2 cups of water in a sauce pan and bring it to a boil. Add roasted sago to the water. Stir frequently to avoid forming of clumps. Add condensed milk, sugar, salt, fried cashew and raisins, when sago becomes transparent. Add vanilla and cardamom powder; stir and remove from heat. Can be served either luke warm or cold. Makes about 4-5 servings.

Steak and Fondue Chinese

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Steak with onion and mushroom

by the Association

Ingredients: 2OOg Anchovy fillets 2OOg camembert cheese 1 broccoli 1 carrot 4 mushroom 2 onion 2 cups milk 3 cups stock soup small amount of salt, pepper,

Ingredients: Z/3 lb. sirloin steak 1 onion 20 mushroom 2 cloves minced garlic some sliced ginger and green Marinate 1 tbsp. l/2 tsp. l/2 tsp. l/2 tsp. l/4 tsp.


Method: 1. Sprinkle anchovy with salt, pepper and flour, put it into 18OC oil and fry until golden brown. 2. Cut carrot and broccoli into chunks and blanch. 3. Bring stock to boil, relish with salt and pepper, but all vegetable into a big pan and cook until tender 4. Add milk and cheese, stir. 5. When boiling, switch off the fire and sprinkle the anchovy on top.


ingredients: Oyster sauce Soya sauce Salt Sugar Corn starch

Method: 1. Slice sirloin and onion into thin strips. 2. Marinate with marinate ingredients for 15 minutes. 3. Strain the water from the mushroom. 4. Heat the frying pan, add oil and sirloin, fry till medium rare, put on plate. 5. Add oil, fry garlic and ginger, add onion, cook for 5 minutes, add mushroom, mix well. 6. Add sirloin, mix well. 7. Put on decorated plate

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Presentation and discussion. Movie - The Handmaid’s Tale Womyn’s

Creating collectivity by Tracy Carroll special to Imprint


t has become apparent to me in the past few months, since I have been volunteering at the Womyn’s Centre, that there are many varied opinions on what we are about, and what feminism in general is about. Communication about these issues will hopefully remedy the problem. The Womyn’s Centre is basically a resource room on women’s issues, and a safe place for women to hang out 2nd meet other women interested in feminism. We have a library of more than five hundred books, covering topics such as feminist ethics, sexuality, homosexuality, abuse, employment, herstory, law, edu clrrtion, environmentalism, health, prostitution, and pornography, as well as several Action books by and about women. We have subscriptions to several feminist journals from around the world, and have files c>f newspaper articles and other information on soveral topics relating to women, concentrating on issues at the University of Waterloo, in Canada, and internationally. ‘ff we don’t have the information you are looking for, we can often hook you up with someone who does. These resources are open to anybody, men and women. There is no definite rule on men’s involvement with the Womyn’s Centre. Generally, men are allowed to use our resources any time, as long as the woman staffing the ten tre at the time is comfortable with that. The collective meetings are usually for women only, as are some events. Besides housing women’s resources, we also organize events throughout the year. This term, the focus is International Women’s Week, with events planned every day from March 2 to 7. During this week we will also launch our annual publication called ‘Voices of Womyn’, which includes poetry, stories, and artwork by women on

on campus

campus involved women’s with a Montreal discussion kind of The and that sidering feminism, example,

and in the community. In September, we are with the Take Back the Night march to promote right to nonviolence, and in December we help memorial service for the women killed in the Massacre. We also host regular movie nights, groups, pot lucks, and can organize any other event that women on campus want to see. philosophy of the Womyn’s Cen tre is pro-choice the women involved identify as feminists. Conthe incredible variety of definitions of the word these requirements are quite inclusive. For not all feminists arc ‘man-haters,’ contrary to the belief of some people on this camp& My version of feminism might be a ‘celebration of diversity in the face of an oppressive patriarchy.’ T recognize that a patriarchal social organization can men as well as women. We need to the ways in which patriarchy affects racial minorities, people with disabilities, people of every sexual orientation, older people, and poor people as well as women as a whole. For me, the goals of should be questioning the established structures which perpetuate patriarchy, and recognizing the great degree to which they shape our lives. Hopefully, along with the questions will come answers about how to change society for the better. If you want to learn more about feminism, come out to the Womyn’s Centre during our office hours and look through our resources or just chat with one of our volunteers. Our collective meetings this term are Tuesdays from l-2:30 p.m. We are located in the Student Life Centre, room 2102 (above the Bombshelter). If you have any questions, give us a call at ext. 3457, or email us at fedwomyn@watservl. I encourage everybody to learn about feminism and women’s issues before drawing unsupported conclusions.

Challenging assumptions, building networks, making change by Stephanie Austin and Jody special to Imprint



nternational Women’s Week provides us with the opportunity to celebrate women’s diversity, to reflect on women’s lives, and to envision the creation of sustainable lifestyles through collaboration and mutual support. Imagining alternatives can be quite challenging given that the North American way of life is heralded as the ideal without recognizing its inherent limitations and contradictions. For example, North American culture revolves around consumption, growth, exploitation, and destruction, while we, as people, long for peace, wholeness, fairness, and creation. We have uncritically accepted as the ethos of modern day society the notion that we should buy more, and question less. What seems to go unnoticed, or at least undebated, is how problematic this way of life has become. Not only is this level of consumerism completely unsustainable environmentally, it does not even seem to lead to any sense of personal or collective satisfaction and well-being. Consider, for example, how the manufacturers of women’s fashion and beauty products benefit financially from our growing dependence on consumer goods for our sense of self-worth and belonging. To put it simply, we are loved when we are valued and we are valued for what we

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have, particularly if we have the look. The ever-changing nature of this narrow standard of beauty requires that we, as women, continually redefine and reinvent ourselves through our purchases. This creates an ongoing cycle of consumption since we can never achieve the approval we desire from the acquisition of commodities. The sense of fulfilment that may be felt initially with the accumulation of possessions is only temporary, Consumer products are designed with the intention that they either quickly become obsolete or wear out with repeated use. This example is one of many which serves to illustrate the enormous power that consumerism has to dictate our life choices. We assume that we are free to choose, but what are the unspoken limits of that freedom? It is true that we have the choice among beauty products and the like, but the underlying expectation is that we will buy som&ng. The women’s movement has shown that through consciousness raising, mutual support, and collective action, positive change is attainable. It is important to recognize that these strategies can be used not only to enhance the status of women but also to transform the consumerdriven nature of our North American culture. In the spirit of International Women’s Week, we encourage you to risk questioning some of your own assumptions, to reach out towards others, and to build networks of support in the creation of sustainable and mutually fulfilling lives.

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Try as they might, the Warriors just couldn’t get past Lakehead in OUA Championships. But then, Waterloo doesn’t have snow all year round. Dhoto courtesy

by Ian Murray special to Imprint


o cow beils, air horns, and noisy crowds fit into your idea of a day of cross-country skiing? How about 50 kilometers per hour down hills and average speeds of up to 26 kilometers per hour? All of these elements, and more, were present at the Ontario University Championships on.the weekend of the twentyfirst and twenty-second of February. The Waterloo Warriors men’s and women’s teams arrived in North Bay with much to prove. The men were defending OU (Ontario University) Champions and the women were eager to improve on last year’s fifth place. The scene was set for the most intense competition of the season. Scoring in an individual university ski race is done by adding the positions of the top four racers from each team. A relay score is calculated by multiplying the team’s relay result by three. The total team score is calculated by adding the scores from two individual races in addition to adding the team relay score. Often the difference between teams can come down to a couple of points so every second in every race counts. The men opened up the scoring on Saturday with their strongest total team result ever with al1 six skiers finishing in the top 20, Steve Daniels had his best ever OU classic result coming in sixth. Ian Murray was seventh, 10 seconds back of Daniels. Both Greg Reain and Kris Doyon had super races, finishing in twelfth and thirteenth out of


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56 competitors. The smashing results combined for a total of 38 points, placing the men in second behind Lakehead. The women were led by Joanne Murray with her best ever OU result with a fifteenth place in the classic race. Jenny Nor-than crossed the finish line in seventeenth and Alex Smol in eighteenth. This put the women’s team just five points behind Queens in fifth. Jenny Northan posted an amazing result with the fifth fastest women’s relay leg time. Northan, along with teammates Joanne Murray and Alex Smol, nearly pulled off the upset of the day by staying ahead of the strong Laurentian women’s team until the last kilometer of the relay. Their fifth place moved them within two points of Queens. The Warrior

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and Steve Daniels placed fourth with the fastest leg on the team skied by Doyon. Lakehead captured first and third with their two relay teams. Ottawa came in second, only two seconds behind the first place Lakehead team. The level of competition at the event was top-notch with Canadian National Training Centre athletes present on the Lakehead men’s and women’s teams. Nippissing’s Eric Potter was the men’s winner both days, showing why he is ainong the best in the country and close to making the national team. Sunday was just as icy and fast as on Saturday, making for some incredibly fast skiing times. Scorers for the men were Ian Murray in fifth, Greg Reain in tenth, Steve continued .

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Friday, February 27, 1998

lost the battle, not the war Waterloo looks to clinch berth in Final Four

by Mike Downing special to Imprint


y favourite ancient Greek warriors are the Myrmidons. The Myrmidons were- spear chuckers of the variety that our warrior head emblem comes from. In the Iliad, Achilles is the Myrmidons’ king. Once a greedy Greek named Agamemnon used his power to take Achilles’ war prize. Rightly vexed, Achilles did what any self-

five, not well enough to win. After being down only by four at half, Mac came out and out ran them. It seems the Warmongers have not truly recovered from this event. After a gruesome win at Wilfrid Fried Chicken (Oh sorry, I mean Laurier), they needed bombshelters toavoid the Guelph Gryphon 3-point attack. Then ,another lacklustre showing had Western jubilant at the PAC. Then Brock stole one in their own building by three, with Watsa

For Warriors, this is it BASKETBALL respecting spear hurler would do, he refused to fight anymore. Because of his withdrawal, the Greeks got beat up, were killed in groves and almost lost the war. Our modern day warriors were poised to take the field against McMaster, last time we talked, in what amou nted to a game for first place. They were six and two. Then someth ing happened. For some reason, the show flopped. Ifhoopsand lifego handin-hand, then the Warriors are going through a late-life crisis. It isn’t that the superguys are playing horribly but they’re not playing well, and in four of the last

firing away, trying to tie. So now the warriors are seven and six and marching to Western tomorrow for some battle. No one seems really all that concerned over dropping three in a row. The focus seems to be on playing better. Sooner or later though, you have to win games. Especially considering that little OUA West party we’re hosting this year. What was it again? Oh yeah, the Wild West Shootout. But I don’t thinkit’s time to abandon the ship just yet. Manohar’s tendonitis ain’t nothin’. Zav is smoother than Velveeta. Woody is still nice and Skipper’s iw more

You can be sure to see a lot more of this at the shootout. photo by Graham blocks than Lego. Besides all that, my main negroe Jack is due to bomb someone soon. But hold up, I never finished my story.... See, Achilles did come back to the fray. He came back with a vengeance. Kinda like last year when the season was winding down and Western came to town

Waterloo makes good at OUA championships by Loti Kidd special to Imprint


hew! What a weekend the Varsity Figure Skating Team had! It was fun but it was crazy. Fun, as in having the permission for my teammates and I to scream our heads off to encourage other athletes and ourselves. Crazy, as we became stressed-out and excited for people we had never met face to face except for passing mo-

are like night and day. Yet, the sport is constantly evolving, and new things continue to be invented to impress the judges and take the breath away from those who attempt it or just love to watch it. The sport has always made the headlines with glory stories, injustices, and accidents. Just look at the Olympics. Whose side were you on concerning the questionable judging by the European judges? Our native ice dancers,

McKenzie first in Open SoloDance FIGURE SKATING ments in dressing rooms and rink corridors. Figure skating is definitely one strange sport. Not many sports or performing arts incorporate strength, beauty, speed, agility, and poise like figure skating does. How can a person possibly judge one person’s creativity against

Shae-Lynn Bourne and Victor Kraatz, showed tremendous strength and agility, but their moves are not traditional. Russian and European judges do not often go for modern, Bourne and Kraatz knew that their attempt to be different may risk them winning a medal and they were not

another’s? Which is more important, strong, impressive jumps or


strong, beautiful movements? Skating has some major quirks. Awarding points is left mainly to personal preference, and differences between audiences’ and judges’ expectations




didn’t win. Riverdance will not be popular over there for another year or two. It’s a fact in skating, that if you want to be a successful skater, you must skate for the judges, as their opinions are everything. But

who wants to work that hard for anyone other than themselves? As expected, there were some questionable results in last weekend’s OUA Figure Skating Championship held at Varsity Arena at the University of Toronto, but overall, it was a successful competition. Waterloo’s Athenas exhibited some exceptional performances by the likes of Ailan McKenzie, who placed first in the Open Solo Dance category. Shallen Hollingshead and Gina Cervini placed second in Intermediate Similar Pairs, as did Elizabeth Bauer in the Senior B Singles event. Laura Vanderheyden and Karen Michaud placed third in Intermediate Dance, Melissa Ens and Wisty Van Snellenberg earned fourth positions in Senior Similar Pairs and Melissa earned an additional fourth place in the Open Singles division. Competition was strong, and though we were well practiced and wanted to win, so did the other nine teams. We ended the two grueling days just points away from third place. The U of T Varsity Blues were the recipients of the bronze medals, the Guelph Gryphons earned the silver medals, and Queens’ Golden Gaels won the gold.

and we trampled them giddy-up style. Yeah, like that, Achilles came back mowing down Trojans (bad guys). Matter-o’-fact, when our spear-tossers sack the horsies tomorrow we’ll forget all about losing streaks. We’ll come out to make noise at the Wild West next weekend. You’ll call me genius


and everycoach’ll be talkin’ ‘bout “Man, I wouldn’t wanna play Waterloo in the playoffs.” It’s battle time, baby, and my squad’s holding heat. Besides that, Athena hoopers, Waterloo Track, Benn Bekic and Jimmy Petrie represent. C-ya next week when I’ll tell ya how the West was won.



Ample beatings to Guelph by Kerry O’Brien special to Imprint


elcome back, Athenas. After a horrible loss to Guelph a week ago, the Athenas bounced back and put the beating on the Brock Badgers, suffering unto the bucktoothed freaks a 67-54 defeat. The first half, however, is not something that I would save for future generations. The Badgers, who have been surprising people

ishing the game with an amazing stat report of 22 points and 18 rebounds. Jodi Hawley finished with 19 points. Adrienne Cillis reliably turned in her sparkling defensive performance, Granted, the last Athena vs. Badger match had the Athenas absolutely humble Brock, but the Badgers have been surprising many people of late by taking teams like Western to the edge. The Athenas are now desperately trying to climb out of a hole and

ATHENAS 67, Brock 54 BASKETBALL lately with their best play all season, battled heartily against the Athenas. Meanwhile, the Athenas struggled, hitting only fourteen of thirty-four attempted shots from the field* Jodi Hawley carried the team at this point, outscoring the rest of her teammates combined in the first half with





half was over Brock was barely leading by a score of 34-33. However, the Athenas came out to play in the second half as they stepped into their game, Jacalyn White came out of her shell and returned to glory, fin-

into the playoffs. Without getting too complicated, the situation is this: the Athenas must beat McMaster by more than five points on Wednesday, February 25, and will probably have to beat Western to make the playoffs. There’s no question the Athenas are able; with such offensive weapons as Mary Frances (Max) Lapthorne and Jacalyn White, the scoring potential is there. And with defensive phenoms Adrienne Cillis and Jodi Hawley, the defensive end is covered. They’re able, but are they ready? We’ll soon find out.



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Track team leaves U.S. talent in dust by John Lofranco speciaI to Imprint


Bet this game was more exciting that the Canada-Finland Bronze Medal game. photo by Ail Smith

Warriorsskatecircles aroundWestern by UW Hockey Team special to Imprint


he Warrior hockey schedules concluded on Sunday afternoon-with a5 3 loss to Windsor Lancers. On Friday, February 20, the Warrior hockey team clenched second place in the tough Western Division -with a 4-O victory over Western Mustangs. On Tuesday, the Warriors

and had a great game stopping 42 shots. Goal scorers for Warriors were Dan Mundell, Joel Widmeyer, and Greg Fullerton.

-Jeff Goldie finished the season as the Warriors’ top point man with 40 points. -Joe Harris was nominated athlete of the year for his third shut out.

WARRIORS 4, Western 0 HOCKEY start their playoffs in London at 7:30 and return the Icefield for game two on Friday, February 27, 1998. Joe Harris gained his third shut-out of the season in the 4-O victory-good scorers were Dave Pfohl with two, Jeff Goldie with his twenty-first of the season, and Mike Murphy finished the scoring. Three of the Warrior four goals come on the power play. On Sunday, it was a different story. The Lancers scored+ower &goals to the Warriors one. Ryan Warren played goal for Warriors

-Warrior Jason Brooks is the only player expected to miss the playoffs. He is nursing a knee injury. -Joe Harris is second best goaltender save average in OUA. -Dave Pfohl, known as PC, is on a scoring spree. Warriors need him to do that in playoffs. --Only three Warriors failed to score in the regular season, but they will be awesome in the playoffs. -Warriors lost one less game this season from last season, when they ended up in first place.

leven members of Waterloo’s Track team travelled to Eastern Michigan University last Friday to compete against some of the USA’s top talen t.The results were outstanding, as the team racked up 11 personal bests (orpersonal records as they are known south of the border) and took home four medals. Among those personal bests were six University of Waterloo track records. The medals were all won by second year superstar Heather Moyse. Heather ran a personal best 7.18 in the 55m prelims, and finished first in the final. She also won the ZOOm, with an indoor PB of 24.97. Both of thosetimes were school records! The young champion from Summerside, P.E.I. took second in a controversial triple jump competition. Heather jumped threetimes, with her best jump of 11.42m good enough for the lead going into the final flight. However, a competitor from the host school, who had fouled all three of her qualifying jumps, was for some reason allowed to jump in the final. Her jump ofover 12m relegated Heather to second place. Not yet finished, Heather also came third in the 400m, with a personal best andanother school record, of 58.10.


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The only other woman to make the trip for Waterloo, Jill Bennett, had personal bests in the 55m and the 1OOm hurdles as well as the 2OOm hurdles. Both Jill’s hurdle PB’s (8.31 and 28.95) were school records! She made thehurdle final, but unfortunately couldn’t finish, and also had some bad luck in the SSm, where she false started in her semi-final. Jill redeemed herself with identical fifth place finishes in the 200m and the 200m hurdles.

who competed in the 3OOOm, and Pole Vaulters Richard Sibley and Bill Miller. The vaulters failed to clear the bar, as the starting height was 4.60m, higher than last year’s CIAUqualifying height. Despiteaweekofearlymorning hockey fixes, culminating in team Canada’s Thursday morning disapointment, coach Jason Gregoire drove the team to the Land of the Free, departing early Friday morning. Jason drove very

Six school records fall at Michigan TRACK For the men, Jimmie Petrie PBed in the 55m hurdles and in the process set the Waterloo record for that event with a time of 8.69. Jimmie, Kwame Smart, and Alex Rogers all PBed in the 55m as well. In the middle distance events, Cliff Johnson had a personal best of 51.87 in the 4OOm. He also made a valiant effort in the 800m, running that race only minutes after his 400m. Stephen Drew also ran the 800m, crossing the line with the second fastest 800m time for Waterloo this year, and his bestever, a speedy 202.16. Also making the trip were

well on the highway to Windsor and through to Michgan, one of the most mind-numbingstretches of road anywhere! The team thanks Jason for his great driving, and his great coaching. The rest of the team will attempt to imitate this group’s performance as they travel to Uoff next week for the Last Chance meet. Many of our athletes will be vying for spots on the relay teams, and in the fast sections of their OUA events, so it should be an exciting weekend. The OUA championships take place on the sixth and seventh of March, at the York University Track.

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Daniels in twelfth, and Scott Curry in sixteenth. Women Allison Lampi and Leanne Wortley bounced back finishing in seventeenth and twenty-second, respectively. Charles Curtis and Wendy Corriveau put in strong performances both days. After the final scores were tallied, the women were a close fifth. Queens was fourth only 14 points ahead, Guelph in third, Laurentian in second, and Lakehead in first. This makes it the fourth year of steadily improving results for the women with a relatively young team. The men cruised into second, behind Lakehead, with Laurentian in a distant third place. Although the placing was not as good as last

year’s victory, the total score was nearly as good as last year’s score, This year’s men’s team has more depth than ever. A very special thanks to Head Coach Don MacKinnon and Assistant Coach Randy Fagan for their dedication throughout the year. It was also tremendously beneficial to have teammates Ken Murray, Kevin Thomson, Greg Brigley, Jeremy Crane, and Luigi D’Agnillo at the races for added support. Waterloo skiing Alumni Gary Pluim and last year’s varsity athlete of the year Brent Curry were also present. The Waterloo ski teams have some of the best depth and team spirit of any of the university ski teams. With this behind them, it should not be a surprise to see even better results in future years.


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This weekend, Campus Ret hosts the Ontario Interuniversity Lifeguard Competition. The competition features teams from across the province, including Guelph, McMaster, Queen’s, Uoff, Trent, Western, Laurier, Laurentian, and Carleton, The University of Waterloo will be represented by three teams, including Back in Black with Geoff Sanz, Levi Waldron, Elissa Crete, and David Devine; Odd Man Out with Gil Aburto, Sarah Wilson, Lisa Ramm and Todd Bentley; and the BMF’s with Kristen Alderson, Christian Leveille, J.V. Arnaldo and Heather FitzGerald. The competition takes place on Friday from 6~30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Free swims are available on February 28 between 12:OO p.m. and 3:00 p.m. and 4:oO p.m. to 6~00 p.m. This is a great time to get close to the action of the competition. There are a number of different events taking place during the competition. Below is a schedule of the events: NLS Skills Final Ftidq, 6:3Up.m. to 9:UUp.m. First Aid Preliminary Friday, 6:3Up.m. to 9:UU pm. First Aid Final


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team reps attend their scheduled meeting. Teams without representation at the meeting may be ineligible for the playoffs, or may miss a scheduled game. Playoff meetings are as follows:

the playoff meeting is Thursday, March 5 at 4:45 p.m. in MC 2,034. As well, players must show their Watcard before all playoff games. Thank you to all of the amazing refs and to the v-ball RIC and ARK. This league wouldn’t run without you.

Basketball March 4,4:45 p.m. in MC 2036 Volleyball Thursday March 5,4:45 p.m. in MC 2034 Ball Hockey Thursday, March 5,4:45 p.m. in MC 4040


Ifyou are unable to make the meeting, and cannot find a representative, please leave a message with the convener for your league at least one day before the meeting. Have a great time and play fair in the playoffs. Tova Fisher’s Competitive Volleyball League Update If you have ever walked through the PAC on a Tuesday or Saturday night, you will agree that there’s a whole lot of volleyball going on-seven courts full, to be exact. The volleyball season is in full swing, with with teams playing their fifth and final regular season games this week. At this point, the Waterlosers and Banana Republic are in the lead in the A League. PRNDDZl and Anonymous head up the BLeague. Good luck to all. Just a little reminder to all captains that



Have you missed a couple of fitness classes? Maybe your midterms and assignments got a little out of control, or you caught the flu bug, and you weren’t able to go. Well, those classes are still waiting for you, and the instructors would love to have you back. If you have missed a few classes, don’t worry about it. Just go. I bet you will have so much fun, and feel so great about it, you won’t want to miss another class. Conduct Advisory Committee The Conduct Advisory Committee is looking for player representatives from the competitive leagues. The Conduct Advisory Committee will be having its second meeting on Tuesday, March 2 from 4~30 p.m. to 530 p.m, in PAC 2045. The committee will be looking at ways to improve the Campus Recreation competitive leagues program. If you have any questions about the committee, or would like to be a part of it, please contact Joe Cascagnette at ext. 5693, or in PAC 205 1.

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Awards will be given to the top three teams in each of the event finals. In addition, an overall team award will be given to the best team at the competition. Come out and support UWAquatits. This is a great chance to see some amazing lifeguards in action. Spectators are invited to attend all events on Friday and Saturday. The

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The playoffs are coming soon. Ali competitive leagues will be starting playoffs in the next couple of weeks. Next week, playoff meetings for basketball, volleyball and ball hockey take place. Playoff meetings for indoor soccer and hockey take place the following week. It is incredibly important that the captains or

This week, we would like to saJute a fitness team, Tracey Harris and Kelly Mahoney (pictured). This incredible duo has done a fantastic job with the fitness programs in Campus Rec. Both have worked very hard this term. Many of the fitness leaders are new this t&m, and Tracey and Kelly have helped cover classes from fitness leaders who were caught by the giant flu bug. Both Tracey and Kelly have been fitness leaders in the past, and Tracey was a fitness SPC in Spring ‘97.

Our second leader of the week is Daniel Fok. Daniel is in his second term as a CPR instructor for the Campus Ret program. He has shown great dedication to the program, and is well prepared for each class. Daniel is always willing to take on new assignments: he even filled in for a sick instructor with only two hours notice on asaturday morning. His hard work for his courses has not gone unnoticed by his students. Daniel is also a qualified lifeguard, and a swimming instructor.



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Ailan McKenzie JoeHarris Athena Figure WarriorHockey Skating A fourth year Urban A second year Architecture student from Ormo, Ontario, McKenzie collected two medals at this weekend’s OUA figure skating championships in Toronto. McKenzie’s gold medal in the Open Dance, as well as her silver with partner Lisa Guch, helped lead the Athenas to their fourth place victory. McKenzie and the rest of the Athenas now look forward to next year aftertheir impressive performance this season.

Planning student from Dublin, Ontario, Harris led the Warriors to a 4-0 victory against Western Friday night. The win allowed Waterloo to clinch second place in the OUA’s West Division as the team now advances to the division semi-finals. The shut-out gave Harris his third of the season as he now leads the West division in goalsagainst average and moves into second place overall in the OUk Against Windsor on Sunday, Harris stopped 30 shots.

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Ron Hawkins sinks even lower Ron Hawkins and the Rusty Nails w/ Odin Red ik Friday,

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by Natalie Gi&s Imprint staff


shawa quintet Odin Red warmed up the crowd with their guitar-driven power-pop. Playing songs from their recent release Lo~~firDays, the band’s standard punk/pop guitar chording was weh-complemented by their strong vocals and pleasant melodies (i la Treble Charger). Unfortunately, Odin Red still have a lot to learn about songwriting; after a while, their songs became indistinguishable from one another. Still, toes were tapping throughout the venue, and while I won’t rush out to buy their CD, I wouldn’t hesitate to catch them the next time they come around. As the crew set the stage for Ron Hawkins’ performance last Friday, there was no doubt that this show was going to be a little different. Two baritone saxes, one tenor and a fiddle made their way out, and eventually, so did Hawkins’ new band, the Rusty Nails - clad in three-piece suits.

Hawkins has apparently gone for a new, more sophisticated image, trading in his faded Levis and plaid for pin-stripe pants and a frilly smock. Complete with velour suits and fedora-wearing sax-players, this new look couldn’t be any more different from that of his former band, The Lowest of the Low. The look has had little influence on Hawkins’ music, however; despite the strong sax lines and more laid-back feel, a lounge act this was not. Ron Hawkins is no less a rocker now than he ever was before. His song-writing continues to be superb, a master at the art of creating strong melodies and witty, intelligent lyrics. Despite the addition of a couple of new instruments, his instrumentation continues to be heavily guitar-influenced. Of course, the addition of a brass line can’t nut have an influence on style, and the two baritones and occasional tenor added depth and richness to the songs. Much of Hawkins’ new material has a funky, jazzy feel, strongly influenced by the saxophone. Even if the saxes added nothing to the songs musically, they are a boon to the live show; the players’ stage antics and synchronized bobbing and weaving were true


stranger to the stage, Hawkins clan devil-sign with the best of them. photo by Natalie Wllis

performance-enhancers. Playing a long, varied set, the band drew upon a variety of material. Songs from Hawkins and The Rusty Nails’ soon-to-be-released album were showcased, as

well as older material from Hawkins solo album (Th&enetof My Excasj, Hawkins even ventured as far back as 1994 with a song fromHallucogepliu, The Lowest of the Low’s last album.

In the end, Hawkins and the Rusty Nails did what they came to do - rock - and they did it well. Look for them in early March when they come back to the area for a gig at the Lyric.

Back on the road with Swervedriver Swervedriver The Imprint interview, album review and concert review

A&R woman responsible for the band was fired and all of the projects she was responsible for were ditched as well. Everything was in the hands of the lawyers

year ago. Then Swervedriver could have jumped on the British art pop wave headed by the likes of Radiohead, The Verve and Primal Scream. The delay also

by Peter Lenardon Imprint staff


n the pop world, it is a truism that talent and good song writing are not enough to make it. To sell records, a band also has to have the right look and the right sound at the right time, as well as the confidence of record company executives. Timing and record companies have been a problem for Swervedriver. Since t’.eir exciting 1991 debut, Raise, .;nd the fan favourite 1993 follow-up, Mezcal Head, Swervedriver have been silenced in North America, largely due to record company problems. The band saw their third lp, Ejec~r Sear R~smmhz, go unreleased in North America due to some problems with A&M Records. Currently, their latest album, 9at’ Dram is being released over a year after it was recorded. Soon after9P Dream was finished, Swervedriver was dropped by its record company at the time, Geffen Records, Apparently, the

Swervedriver guitarist Jimmy Hartridge takes his picture of Keith Richards for a ride on the number seven.

photo by Peter Lenardon

until Geffen finally agreed to give the band the album back. 9P Dream seems to have enjoyed a long shelf life, but it might have been better if it came out a

served to keep Swervedriver out of the public eye for another year. Guitarist Jimmy Hartridge acknowledged that the Yost time” will hurt the band as fans of their

1993 workgetolder, and the fresh set of record buying youth have never heard of Swervedriver. Hartlidge also mentioned the missed opportunity of touring with Radiohead on last year’s tour supporting 0. K. Compute. In the end, it is the music that matters, not the music industry wrangling, and that is where Swervedriver maintains their freshness. 9p Dream is a unique take on the layered, ambient progressive pop that has been coming out of England lately. Lacking the harder edge of previous Swervie works, 99cA Dream offers instead a selection songs differing in texture and length. “These Times” is short, stripped down guitar song while “Behind the Scenes of The Sounds and The Times” is a grand, sprawling, high concept piece. “Electric 77” sees Swervedriver revisiting their shoegazer roots for a throbbing, psychedelic guitar interlude. This is an excellent pop album set on a foundation of interesting song writing and drummer Jez’s tasty beats.The icing on the cake, however is the swirling, wahing, raking guitar work ofAdam Franklin

and Jimmy Hartridge. At times sweet and at times sounding unlike guitars at all, the string work on 9p Dream is excellent. Tuesday’s show at Mrs. Robinson’s was mostly a showcase for the new album, but fans from the band’s earlier albums were rewarded for their attendance. “Son of Mustang Ford” from R&e as well as “For Seeking Heat” and “Duo” from Mezcal Head punched up an otherwise sedate set. With only a few rockers on the list, this show would probably have been better to listen to laying down. Swervedriver grooved long and well through the new album’s material, but as with the two Radiohead shows last year, the sound in a bar just does& do them justice. Having been on a sort of holiday for the past year, Swervedriver already has some material for the next album. Fed up with the record company rigamarole, they are planning to release the next album on their own label, recorded at their own 800 square foot studio space in London. With their fate in their own hands, Swervedriver’s past nightmares may be over, leaving only the Drt~m of pop stardom ahead.




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Evervone3 cuckoo for Coca Love

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by Lisa Johnson Imprint staff


oco who? Never heard of

her? You will. Coca is a dynamic singer-songwriter with her own personal brand of acoustic-driven music. She is an enigmatic performer and, as I recently had the pleasure of discovering, she has a wonderful personality and is a helluva conversationalist. She obliged my request for an interview after I had seen her open for ChantaI Kreviazuk in January What struck me right away when I saw her live was the incredible resemblance she has to Ani DiFranco lyrically, musically, and in the way she speaks and presents herself. Of course, although she opened for the famous folkie, Coca has a character all her own. Having called her at her home in Toronto, the first question I asked was whether there was a time limit to our conversation. She replied that there was not. Little did I know that we would spend three hours on the phone! But it was worth every cent of the long distance charges. I enjoyed talking with her immensely. We covered many of the usual subjects: lack of sleep, childhood, the benefits of silence, the music industry, school, gurus, singing around campfires, risk, discipline, homosexuality, Madonna, Ani, and (gasp!) the Spice Girls, television, lyrics, audiences, communication, managers, signing with a major label, the art of subtlety, the nature of her songs, courage, feminism, ignorance, and, of course, music! Starting at the very beginning, a very good place to start, I ask Coca about her childhood. Born in Nova Scotia, her parents divorced when she was two. Her dad moved to Toronto and she went to Vancouver to live with her mom. Her parents were teenagers when Coca was born, which allowed for a lot of openmindedness and support for their daughter to be creative, independent, and aware. Yet she claims that with all the positive things her parents instilled in her, there were also negative things, “I moved around a lot between them and never had a sense of stability. And I never really had a very strong sense of self-discipline.” Coca can recall no specific event that led her to be a musician, it’s just something that has always been in her. UMusic was just a part of my life. Whenever the radio was on, I was singing harmonies. I’ve had a few experiences of staying with my dad and falling asleep while he’s somewhere else in the house playing piano and singing late at night. That’s a really nice feeling.” She picked up the guitar in grade ten, took a summer course, and learned the basics. A few years

later, she became more serious about her playing. She says that she Uwould love that experience of just sitting around a campfire for hours just strumming threechord songs and having everyone sing in harmony - that would be great.” She went to Boston to study at Birkley College of Music when she was seventeen, but left after one semester. Why? “I guess I went there having this desire, hope, maybe even expectation of finding a guru. Somebody that was going to either vocally or mentally open up singing to me. And I guess I’ve never found one ultimate person. So, I just thought, ‘I’m gonna go sing! I’m not gonna start racking up student loans.“’ So, was it difficult for this seventeen-year old to forego eve

good at what he does - he deserves to own a home, you know? I would like to some day own my own house and have kids and know that I worked for this home and I deserve it.” The current Coca EP Happy Pocketswas produced by the artist. Although she could not talk at length about her (mysterious) tentative deal with BMI, she did admit that being a producer is a tough job, and on her full-length debut she may have to hire a producer or be a co-producer. She wants to maintain control of her own artistic integrity and freedom. Or, as she puts it, “I don’t want to sing karaoke to my own music!” She begins to talk about the nature of her songs, one in particular, “Lies”. Sample lyrics:

because I’m saying ‘tits’. It’s like the gong in the symphony or something, you know?” AIthough this may be true, the strong message in that song cannot be denied, and Coca agrees: “I believe in everything I said in that song, I will continue to sing it. But that’s not the only thing I have to say, and that’s not the only way I want to say it.” I am interested to know if Coca considers herself a feminist. I think I already knew the answer to the question before I asked it. “Yeah, definitely. I read an article about that. Somebody went around surveyingwomenand asking them if they were a feminist. The women were saying, ‘Oh, no, I’m not a feminist.’ [Then they asked], ‘Do you believe in equal rights and equal pay for

‘From now on I refuse to buy into the money-making, freedombreaking lies.’ “I’ve thought about this. That song, if I sing it in front of Ani DiFranco’s audience, everyone in that audience goes, ‘Woo!‘because these are all things that they have thought about. What about the housewife in bumfuck America, excuse mylanguage. If that song came on the radio, it would probably shock her because she’s never maybe heard anything like that. But if I sang a song that covered that ground in a more subtle way, maybe that would affect her stronger, maybe she would allow herself to listen to it, maybe that would open up doors for her before “Lies” would. It’s kind of tieird to say this, but although some people say, ‘Wow! It’s so brave that you’re getting up there and singing that song,’ you know what? It would be braver of me at this point to get up on stage and nat sing that song because I’m hiding behind the shock value of it. Everyone in the room has to listen to at least part of the lyrics

equal work for women?’ ‘Yes.’ ‘Then you’re a feminist!’ Feminism could mean a different thing to every person, and I’m still leaming every day what spirituality means to me and what being a woman means to me.” Coca remarks that she has just been speaking as if she is not giving an interview. I remark that it makes me feel good that she lost herself in the conversation, to which she replies, “It’s fun to lose myself talking about myself. I try to do it multiple times a day, often accosting strangers on the street! Me, me, me, me, me. Me, me!So let’s get back to Coca. We talk extensively about the relationship she has with her manager. She seems very close with him: “I fully consider my manager my team-mate, I consider him completely half of what’s going on. He’s one of my best friends. I trust him with my career and the direction of my life more than I’ve ever trusted a lover in that way, you know what I mean? I just wake up each morning knowing that he’s there for me

Coca lets her power shine through. photo by Matt Feldman rything and devote her life to music? She says no. “I’m not a very responsible person and I don’t really have that much respect for the whole money system, and I don’t really think that much before I act - I act primariIy on instinct. It’s not really that I’m brave. I like taking risks and opportunities that come my way.” Access Magazine just named Coca Love Alcorn one of The Most Promising Artists of 1998. That’s a tough title to live up to, so I ask her how she feels about this. “It’s great - that’s totally wicked, you know. It feels amazing to have other people out there letting me know that what I’m doing is valid.” One thing I’ll say about Coca, she’s honest as hell. I asked her what levels of fame she aspires to. She uses the analogy of a doctor; “As far as pure materialistic, monetary goals, I feel like, aside from all the real good reasons for being in music, I feel like if I devote my life to this.... Like, if a doctor goes to school for eight years and learns how to become a doctor and is

and knowing that he’s going out and spending his time getting my music out there in a way that is consistent with my ideals.” It’s interesting, I asked Coca what the single most important thing she wants listeners to get out of her music, and she kept going back to that to revise her answer. At first she said, “I guess I want each individual person to get out of my music what they need. It could be a different thing that I give to each person, but I want to be able to just touch each person. I just want to affect people. I guess ultimately, it’s about every person believing in themselves. T&e most important thing is having faith in yourself, you can’t depend on somebody else. I think it’s okay to feel like you need somebody, but you can’t lose sight of who you are, you can’t lose yourself in that person.” But then she said, “Ultimately, I would like to be able to, as a musician, write some songs - maybe just even one song that is timeless and classic and can reach everybody on many different levels.” Once again, while discussing a beautiful ballad of hers, “There is a Light,” Coca came back to the goal of her music. “When you were asking about the message I want to convey to people, just look in that song. The bridge is so fucking literal. The lyrics to the bridge are just: ‘are you ready to believe in yourself?’ Every song I write is about me getting older and learning to accept who I am and love who I am and trust my instincts and be myself. Don’t be afraid to be who you are, and give yourself the time to figure out who you are before you put it out there.” “If I could redefine my ultimate goal of what to reach out to people and say, it’s not so much for me to impose my beliefs or ideas on people, but to somehow be able to talk about my beliefs and’ my ideas and not question that, but the profit of being human, and a young woman living, searching, and always growing, and challenging my ideas and beliefs. And hopefully that encourages people tochallenge their own. It encourages people to think, because people don’t think. People don’t think.” And we’ll end on that note, albeit a rather cynical one. But is it cynicism or realism? If people thought half as much as Coca does, this world would be a less ihnorant place. This is an artist who is talented, intelligent, witty, positive, appreciative, and who is constantly questioning her ideals and redefining who she is. She has no airs and is not convoluted or phony. She is real, natural, and honest, She thinks.



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bright future ahead if they pursue their strengths and gain some self confidence back. As far as the newly evolving punk scene in Waterloo is concerned, Pablum is on the cutting edge. From the unusually high


re-School opened with a strong performance. A con1, versation with the lead vocalist following the show revealed some concerns over bad press during the last few years. However, there was no cause for concern this evening, as they played a solid set which pleased the audience. Their set had all the components for a classic punk concert. Loud, brash and angry, the music provoked the audience, of whom a large percentage wore some hefty steel-toed dots, to show their anger at the world through some aggressive body slamming in front of the stage. Pre-School obviously have a

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attendance in the bar, mostly of a younger all ages crowd, it is evident that the punk movement has progressed from the earlier Clash and Sex Pistols era to a younger generation that requires new fuel

for the fire. Pablum appears to be an active ingredient in that fire. They were able to awaken the dark magic that has long been lost from the abyss known as Phil’s Grandson’s Place. Their set even inspired many of the young attendants to participate in a dangerous mosh pit which was joined by the very vocal lead vocalists. Much appreciated was a punk tribute to the late Jerry Garcia; Jerry’s Dead. The show was delinitely enhanced by the enthusiasm of the band members. Pablum has become increasingly known for creative stage antics. This show didn’t let down the audience. The band members, dressed in some weird costumes such as a flourescent cowboy suit and a fireman gone psychedelic. They even poured what appeared to be a highly radioactive, or at least flourescent, substance all over the set. The crowd loved this. All in all, it was a memorable show.

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ver since its release, Trainspotting has been a national phenomenon which not many could have predicted. The year was 1996 and, three years after the release of the book and just a year after the first adaptation for the stage, the movie came out and rocked everything, soaring both the book and the play with it. Well, now the play has come to North America, and the first city to have it is Toronto. After seeing the show, I am proud to know that we got it before New York did. Basically, the story is about drug addiction, self-destruction, and urban life in Scotland. The play follows around Renton, Tommy, Franc0 Begbie, and Allison. Unlike the movie, it shrinks Sick Boy’s character to a walk-on in one scene and Diane to no one at all. Even Spud has disappeared. The result of this streamlining? Actually, one of the tightest shows I’ve seen in a while, The play seemed to stay truer to the book, and instead of giving the light-hearted but still shocking view of drug addicts, it deiivers nothing but anguish and pain throughout. There were many funny comic bits, but the play made for more of a rolIer coaster ride for the audience and actors as a whole. Also, all the characters seemed more even, and instead of focusing on Renton most of the

time, focused on everyone else, so that you knew all the characters more near the end. In fact, the only real problem with the show came with the accents, which proved too tricky to keep at the breakneck speed of the talk for the actors. Yet they do deserve some credit in memorizing and generally keeping them throughout the show. The program had to give the audience a glossary of terms so that you can actually understand most of what

they were saying. However, as in the movie, you lose quite a bit of what they say in the end, and are made to try to get what they mean through body movement and facial expression. Trainspotting as a play is wonderfully dark, twisted, with less surrealism and more raw emotion than the movie. It surpasses the movie for realism and in impact, and leaves the audience with a bitterly painful memory that won’t leave for some time.


Friday, February 27, 1998



Five neat guys Ben Folds Five w/ Robbie Fulks m?H&mix Wednesday, February


by Paul McQuigge special to Imprint


en Folds Five was greeted by an energetic crowd. The band opened up the concert with a ragtime instrumental. The three piece of Ben Folds

on piano, Robert Sledge on bass, and Darren Jesse on drums performed most of their new album “Whateverand EverAmen”. The band was extremely loose

during upbeat songs like “Jackson cannery” and “Fair, feeding off the others’ energy and spontaneous impulses. Ben Folds yelled, “Yo Yo Ma!” when Robert Sledge brought out his stand-up bass. This prompted the band to break into a long jam entitled “Yo Yo Ma”, which deteriorated into a silly rock ballad. When the joke was finally extinguished they performed a extremely tight version

of “Brick”. The band’s spontaneity was contrasted by the precision of their musical performance, especially during slower songs Iike “Self-

less, Cold and Composed” and “Boxing”. Although it was apparent that the band took their performance very seriously, they also seemed to enjoy the time spent together on stage. Ben Folds banged his piano with his forearm, elbow and his foot for effect at times and strummed his piano strings with his microphone to create a variety of sounds. Robert Sledge unplugged the lead to his bass guitar and tapped it against his hand to produce a Beastie Boys-like bass line. The Ben Folds Five show seemed to fly in the face of slickly produced rock shows. The unpredictability of the concert created an energy that is missing in many other band’s performances. One of the highlights of the night was a deadpanned lounge version of the Flaming Lips “She Don’t use Jelly”. The enthusiastic crowd was willing to follow the band on all their musical wanderings and were rewarded with a fantastic performance by a band that is seeming to hit their musical stride. The show was concluded when Ben folds stabbed the keyboard of his piano with his piano stool and then strolled off the stage, victorious.

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n the cold winter night of Saturday February 21 a couple of bands brisking through into the scene, Sandbox and Zuckerbaby, decided to invade Waterloo. All of the seats were already taken by the start of the all-ages concert, plus a congregation of eager fans were sitting on the dance floor waiting for the music to begin. There were quite a variety of groupies, ranging from preteens trying to get into the event with fake ID to sip their first beer, to the fifty year old, Jack Daniels swilling adults trying to keep themselves young at heart. Zuckerbaby casually walked into the venue passing through the crowd, just proving that they don’t believe they are bigger than God because they have a Much Music video. They finally went on about 1O:OOpm and floated through a melodic set of songs from there first album. A roaring applause came for both of the singles that are still on the radio, “Andromeda” and “Weary”. The crowd really appreciated was the cover of the 1980 hit by the Buggles “Video Killed the Radio Star”. Unfortunately, too much of the crowd was

just waiting for the head-liners, andjustcouldn’twaitfortheopeners to finish, so an encore was not asked for or played. Finally it was time for Sandbox to show their stuff. It was a special night because it was one of the few dates on the tour where the original guitarist, Jason, was able to play. This was due to being on reading week from med schooi at Dalhousie. Smart kid. Jeff, from a band called Coping, has been his replacement throughout the term. They blasted through a fast, hard set of tunes from their first two albums, “Bionic”( 1994), which went gold in Canada and their new release “A Murder at the Glee Club”( 1997). From “Bionic” they played both singles “Collide” and the crowd favouri te “Curious”. It is still obvious why this last song launched their career. I thought it was a studio song, you know one of those songs that just doesn’t sound right live; well I was wrong. It was made especially good by Paul Murray, the singer, who explained the song’s meaning. He shouted about a 12 year old kid not doing well in mathematics, then studying hard, becoming head of the class, then getting a pet dog for his achievements, then the dog chases a ball, both the ball and the dog get hit by a car, the dog dies and the kid wonders why me, why know, what did I do to deserve this. The songs picked from the second album included the first

single “Carry”, which you can hear all the time on 102.1, plus “If I Tell”, “Spin”, and “The Garden Song”. The cover Sandbox chose to do was a thirty-second rendition of Blur’s “Song 2”’ basically the “Whoo hoo” part, along with “it’s not my problem”. I wouldn’t say the band are big fans; they seemed to be mocking the Brit Pop band rather than praising them. Guitarist Mike Smith was impressive, not only for his solid playing but also his uncanny resemblance to Tom Cochrane. The drummer Troy looked ugly not because he isn’t a babe, but rather because he was battling the flu; it sure didn’t affect his pounding playing. The most energetic band mate had to be the narcotic-induced bassist, Scott. The personal moment of the night had to be when the crowd sang Happy Birthday to ‘Rob the roadie’. The encore consisted of two songs “Question of Fate” and the next single “To Red”. These songs like the others were not absent of Paul’s, the lead singer, peculiar actions, including lots of gun slinging, bug eyeing, and bouncy behavior. Overall, the concert was a “sound” one. It is obvious that Sandbox isn’t bored of the music scene, and this is probably due to the recent leaving of EMI, apparently due to “creative differences”. There is definitely still a personal atmosphere at Mrs. Robinson’s,



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hen most people look at objects such as rusted bicycles or empty oil drums they see old objects that no one wants any more. When artist Karin Rabuka looks at these things she sees much more. In her new exhibition Rabuka takes ordinary objects and makes them extraordinary. Karin Rabuka, a fourth year Fine Arts student, has set out to make old discarded objects new again and to show the beauty of ordinary objects. She states she wants, “people to see the pleasing qualities of ordinary objects that they wouldn’t normally see.” She has more than achieved these goals. Rabuka has taken the everyday objects, abstracted them and added luminous colour so that they are transformed into new and interesting treasures. Rabuka’s paintings are vibrant and pulsing with life. She has captured the magnificence of everyday objects by painting them with brilhant colours that burst off of the canvas with vitality. Her subjects include such mundane objects as faded old quilts, rusted bicycles, an old lawn mower blade with peeling paint and a discarded oven. Under Rabuka’s brush all these articles become magical ornamentsThe paintings are a mystery waiting to be unravelled.


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At first glance the paintings are hard to figure out. It is hard to decipher exactly what you are looking at but when you step back and really look at them their true nature is revealed. Three of the paintings, “override”, “weaving”, “interlocked”, are particularly arresting. They are images of rusted bicycles painted on steel. The steel emphasises the rust colour beauti-

fulIy. Rabuka flawlessly captures the texture of her objects There is a strongcontrast between the different textures in the paintings. The contrast is so skilfully executed that the paintings seem almost like photographs.

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of roses, words and other flowers. Piche’s work is an examination of voyeurism. You get the feeling that you are sneaking up on the women in the paintings,

very well. Bickell’s work is very fluid with bold, strong lines. Piche’s paintings are softer images and have more of an impressiotiistic feel. Jonkman’s work at

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rt has come under fire lately about artists repre sentations of women’s bodies. The female body is often interpreted by men in art. Plaything of Passion a new show by artists Emily Bickell, Lynda Jonkman and Tricia Piche, all fourth year Fine Art Students, aims to change some of that. Each of the three artists deals with the issues of gender in different ways. Bickell explores the ideal figure of women portrayed in the media to explore sexuality, awakening and self awareness. Her paintings are realistic figures. They are portraits full of colour and vivacity. Many of the paintings incorporate symbols and words in with the figures. Jonkman’s paintings are not actually of women’s bodies but rather show the things that people do to their bodies and objects that represent the female body. There are paintings of tattoos , body piercings, colourful studies

Bickell, Piche and Jonkman display their works. photo by Rachel E. Beattie

they capture sensuous private moments. Piche states she wanted to show the inheirant voyeurism of art. They include intimate scenes of women in the shower, or lying on beds. Bickell, Jonkman, and Piche’s works are all represented equally. Their styles, though very different compliment each other

first seems to be the most different from the other two. But on closer examination Jonkman’s images are every bit as female as the figures.

by Lisa Johnson Imprint staff Well folks, she’s done it again. About the only thing anyone can expect from Ani DiFranco is the unexpected. This comes across right from the top of this, her ninth fulllength album. The title track begins beautifully, leading the listener to believe that it is another of her under-acknowledged, heartwrenching ballads. But after the first minute or so, it explodes into a big brass extravaganza - trumpets, trombones, and saxophones are in abundance here. The second track, “Fuel,” is a pseudo-spoken-word-beatpoet-r&b-ish type deal with a kick. Or something like that. It contains many Ani-isms that the artist is known for: rants on society, commercialism, materialism, the music industry, gender roles, and hypocrisy. She approaches all of these subjects with her usual

dose of sarcasm and a sense of humour. The best thing about this artist is that her work is natural. It is not “raw” as some have called it, because her albums are refined, produced, studio albums. But it is natural in that she writes and plays from her heart with no ulterior motives. This cannot be considered one of Ani’s strongest efforts to date. On some tracks, her vocal attack is, well, almost vulnerable, with squeaks and whispers B la her work on J4y Bat FrkwdS Wedding. Also, her lyrics are more reserved. It hurts to say these things, but it’s true. Then again, maybe it’s not such a bad thing that Ani does not shy away from the art of subtlety on this a!: 1m. The fact that it is not as inc %ce as previous releases %? 2 more approachable for apprehensive, weak-kneed, first time listeners - there are only two profane words on the whole album! As Emily Dickinson *qted: ‘*The truth must dazzle

gradually or every man be blind!” This is not to say that the album is not filled with numerous quotables, most of which are found in “Fuel,” “Swan Dive,” and “Little Plastic Castle”. The latter song asserts: “People talk about my image like I come in two dimensions, like lipstick is a sign of my declining mind. Like what I happen to be wearing the day that someone rakes a picture is my new statement for all of womankind.” As any tried and true fan will affirm, this is classic Ani. Musically, Ani is a genius, and this album takes a few chances: it is a veritable cornucopia of musical styles ranging from folk to pop to jazz to ska. The horn section is found on three songs and is used in a more creative, off-beat way than the last time they were heard on&tofRange. All-out rock tracks include “Gravel”, “Glass House”, and “Loom.” Both “Independence Day” and ‘5% Is” are heartbreaking in their brutal honesty of the story of a love affair. Of course, the biggest surprise on the record is the last track, “Pulse,” which cascades from a soft spoken-word into a fourteenminute long improvised instrumental piece. In total, L&h Ph~Xz.s~/e is a seventy-minute romp that refuses to be pigeon-holed. In the end, Ani’s fans who have stood by her for the last eight years will not be disappointed. Hopefully, those who will make this their first taste will not be disappointed either. This is the perfect record for these listeners to get their feet wet. But be careful, as Ani states on “Swan Dive”: “I’m just gonna get my feet wet until I drown.” Not that it would be entirely unpleasant to drown in an ocean of Ani DiFranco’s music. It cannot be true that lipstick is a sign of her declining mind. Ani is as sharp as ever on this album, even though she is seen on the cover cooly brandishing a fully made up face including blush, false eyelashes, and bold red lipstick. “Quick someone call the girl police and file a report!”

by TJ Galda Imprint staff This singer-songwriter is a local boy. Matthew Osborne has previously released Do& &e.s in 1993, thus making U&J!~YJV&~ his second CD. He has been playing numerous venues around

town and a few in Toronto with limited success. He did manage to Impress people on the Ontarro Artt Council 9 though . In fact 9 IO much so that they decided to give him a grant, with which he has recorded this l&song album. The album is moodier than the last, with more than the sim-

ple guitar and vocals that made the body of the first album. U&V~QV&Y features several local bands and musicians in backup roles, which helps to flesh out a fuller sound. Regardless, the album is an acoustic performance that is soothing and relaxing. The best authority on this album would be Mr. Osborne himself, so why not check him out at a free performance? Matthew is featured at several non-admission shows around town at pubs and bars, including the Moondance and Raintree Caf& in uptown Waterloo.

Ipinson have temporarily rejoined. Even the Roses’ original drummer, Reni (Alan Wren) and

by TJ Galda Imprint staff It is always difficult to leave behind your past connections in the music world. The case holds especially true for Ian Brown, who was the frontman to the Stone Roses. The band had been a phenomenon of the late eighties and their breakup in 1996 was widely publicized. The Stone Roses had been ‘a mouthpiece for a generation’ and as difficult as it was to let them go and move on, Brown did just that. His latest effort, and first attempt at a solo career, UnJin~s~e~ MOB& Business, has a bright future. The title of the CD suggests that, though the band may be officially non-existent, they still have something to say. Under Ian’s inspiration and vision, former band mates Rob bie Maddix, Aziz Ibrahim and Nigel

bass player, Mani (Gary Mounfield) both return to play. The results are both bittersweet in ‘Corpses In Their Mouths’ and even cooly funky in ‘Can’t See Me.’ To sum up this record in a few words like moody and scruffy would do both the music and Ian Brown an injustice. “I don’t hear that many people coming out of England with music that uplifts me, which is what I wanted to do, and I think I’ve achieved that,” says Brown.

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It’s not suprising to see another KMFDM single remixed by themselves. To date they have refused to

yet to appear on Jerry Springer. Maybe they’ll be able to straighten out that Depeche Mode thing. Megalomaniac is the one you’d recognize from radio or club play - you know, “BfHN, bt~#w thzn the best. Meguzumaniucuz. KMFDM,hzr&rthn tie rest. ..I’ The mixes on MDFMK are by no means bad; only the fusako remix of “Anarchy” fails to live up to the usual high standards of KMFDM. On the brighter side, or more appropriately the techno-industrial side, the other five tracks make a great soundtrack for the more violent computer games. If you’re into KMFDM then you’ll want to add this little number to your collection. We do warn you, however, that repetitive playing (malicious or otherwise) of this CD can cause permanent brain damage to your roommates (or your speakers).

release anything but their own remixes of their own songs. Of the three songs featured, “Megalomaniac” seems to be the forerunner, capturing the epitome of the band while showing off their remarkable skill in the use of a thesaurus: “Nihizistic mystb, upu&kak&lics,

acs, cutuclysmic and proI@, age of sz4pf-bofdtm, hypt diucdy , tc&mzte ace to socidy."

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The Inbreds consist of only two musicians, Mike O’Neil, who plays the bass, and Dave Ullrich on drums. Multi-talented is definitely a descriptor of these two.


The striking thing is that there are only two of them, yet their music does not lack the charisma or sound of a full band. As multi-instrumentalists, they successfully eliminate the nasty clutter of extra members.

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Gettin Married in 1998? Congratulations! ? he UW Chaplains’ Association invite you to participate in a Marriage Preparation Course to help make a good relationship even better. The Course will be held Friday, Feb. 27 at 7 to 930 p.m., Sat., Feb. 28 at 8:45 to 5 p.m. at the Resurrection College in their lower lounge. For more info contact the Chaplains Office at 888-4567. ext. 3633. The lODE Gladys Raiter Bursars for Graduate Study is offered for one jlear of post-graduate study to residents of the Municipality of Waterloo or students studying at the University of Waterloo or Wilfrid Laurier University. Approximate value $3,500. Ap lication deadline April 15, 1998. For in Po telephone 905-5229537Ifax 905-522-3637 or contact the Graduate Offices at the above Universities. St. Catharinescolleqiate Inst. and Voc. School is celebratingiheir 75th Anniversary on May 15 to 17. All students and staff members who attended since 1923 are invited tocome home and celebrate. For info call (905) 687-7261 or website

at www.niagara.corn/collegiate, or mail address is 34 Catherine Street, St. Catharines, Ontario, UR 5E7. The Canadian Poetry Manuscript Chapbook Competition is inviting Can%dians tosubmit their poetry manuscripts. Deadline is March 1, 1998 with First Prize$l ,000. Forfullcontest rules please send a self-addressed and stamped envelope to The Lea ue of Canadian Poets, Chapbook t! ompetition, 54 Wolseley St., Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1A5, fax (416) 504-0096, email league Q or website For more info calI 4 16-504- 1657. Waterloo-Germany Exchange - open to all students. Receive UW Credits language fluency - International experience - Intercultural skills! Deadline is March 15, 1998. For more info contact secretary in Modern Languages, room 313 or the Director at 885-1211, ext. http:// 2260, watarts.uwaterloi.\al-mboehrin/Exchange/mannheim.htm. If you enjoy Jeopardy/Reach For The Top-come on out to the UW Bowl Game happenin on Feb. 24, 1998 in the Student Life t entre from 12-l :30 o.m. Plavers: Turnkeys vs Feds! ’ * WE WOULD LIKE your input . ..several retail spaces are ndw and-will be available in the SLC within the next few months. The SLC Management 8oard would Ii ke your input on what businesses you might like to see in the centre. Please let us know, via the Turnkey Desk, b putting your ideas in writing, or letting ti e Turnkey on duty know. We would aopreciate hearinu from vou bv FebruaG.18, 1998. a Income Tax Workshop for Internationals - a representative from the KW Tax Services Office will show you how to complete your 1997 tax return on Tuesday, March IO from 1:30-330 p.m. in Needles Hall, room 3001. If you received any Canadian funds in the 1997 calendar year, you are required to file an income tax return by April 30, 1998. Keep all records relating to employment and payment of fees such as tuition fees T2202A), scholarships, bursaries, IT4A), and employment (T4). If this is your first time submitting an income tax return, you should complete a Determination of Residency Status form. If Revenue Canada deems you to be a resident of Canada, ou may be eligible to receive Ontario r ax Credits provided you have been, or plan to be, in Canada for 2 ears or more. You may also be eligib re or the Goods and Services Tax rebate if you were in Canada for more than 183 days in 1997. You must have a social insurance number (SIN) fin order to submit a tax return. The Determination of Residency Status and SIN forms are available from the International Student Office in NH 2080. These

forms should be completed now so that you will have all the necessary information on the day of the workshop. Employment Strate ies Workshop lookin for a JOB? R ot sure where to start? B isability Services and Counselling Services are offering a six-session workshop on Employment Strategies. The workshop is geared to students with disabilities and will address the foliowing: self-assessment ; disclosure & job accommodations ; career resource centre services ; finding employers & job search strategies ; technology that works - findin jobs on the intemet and using the U d Accessibility Centre ; panel of prospective employers ; presentation by successful raduates. The sessions will run every 9 uesday afternoon, from 2-4 p.m. starting February 24 to March 31, 1998. Interested students can sign up in Needles Hall, room 2051. For more info contact Rose Padacz, ext. 5231. The following three University of Waterloo students are winners of this year’s Torn York Writing Award: Patty Simpson...The Bird ; Lisa Smith...The Indian 8oy ; Lynda Weston.. .The Storyteller. This annual short story contest is open to all students registered at UW, including its federated and affiliated Colleges and students at WLU. They may be graduate or undergraduate, full time or part time or distance education students. The award is administered by St. Paul’s United College, and is given in memory of Dr. Tom York, chaplain to UW and WLU from 1985 to his death in an automobile accident in 1988. Adjudication is done by representatives of both universities. Audltions For Charley’s Aunt by Thomas Brandon on Wednesday, March 4 to Friday, March 6 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., K-W Little Theatre, 9 Princess Street, E., Waterloo. Prepared monologue appreciated (approximately l-2 minutes, can be read). Required cast 2 males age 40-50ish ; 3 males age 1825ish ; 1 male age 20-50ish (flexible) ; 1 female age 40-50ish ; 3 females age 1825ish. Anyone interested in tech or production is also welcome to contact us at 579-7392, 886-0660 or emait Career Conference for Arts Students -join alumni as they share advice on the job search strategies that get results. 8:30-3:30 p.m., Saturday, March 7. ContactChristineWoods,HH 146,ext.2119. EXAM STRESS MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP - Thursday, March 5 from 1Oa.m. to 12 noon, 3 sessions. CalI ext. 2655 to register.

tf you are interested in any of the following vdunteer opportunities, please contact Sue Coulter at the Volunteer Action Centre at 742-8610. Quote the position number at the end of the description when you call. Please visit the Volunteer Action Centre’s website at: http:// vacfileshrac.htm .. . Play Time Promoter: #064-2213. Do you have the creative energy to open up a whole new world of fun, lau hter and learning for young children? I? so, consider helpin Sunbeam Residential Development t! entre in their toy library located at Rosemount School. Salute To Seninors: #I 03-374. Volunteers with a keen interest in current issues facin seniors are invited to join the Board of i3 irectors for Sunnyside Day Away Program. Switchboard Survival: #I 19-754. A busy City of Waterloo recreation centre needs receptionists to answer the telephone and greet visitors for a couple of hours over lunch time. Friendly Greeter: #I 40-283. Are you a people person? A helpful, friendlyvolunteer is needed by Core Literacy to answer phones, assist clients, clerical tasks, etc. 3 hours a week on Tuesday or Wednesdays from 6-Q p.m. Can You Be A Good Friend?: #0272215. A woman in her late 20’s who has fibromyalgia would enjoy spending time with a female volunteer about her own age to work out, shopping, being outside, etc. Two to three hours a week is required. Orientation and support is provided. High Powered Organizer Needed #044-2221, Volunteers who enjoy organizing high profile events will want to get involved with an annual celebrity

breakfast held in September. Three hours a week commitment is needed. Volunteers with car and time during day are needed to drive elderly clients to medical and other appointments. Flexible position. Mileage reimbursement available. RAISE Home Support, 7447666. Volunteer tutors are needed to tutor students on a one-to-one basis in written and oral English. Tutors meet students on campus, usually once a week for l-2 hours for 1 term. If you have a good working knowledge of English, are patient, friendly, dependable, and would like to volunteer, register at the lntemational Student Off ice, NH 2080. For more info call ext. 2814. The Waterloo Community Arts Centre requires a Centre Attendani for Tuesday afternoons l-2 hours per week. Call 8864577 or drop by 25 Regina Street, S., Waterloo. Learn about a different culture while you show a new immigrant how to be a part of your community. For more information, call K-W Y.M.C.A. Host Perogram at 579-9622. VOLUNTEER AT IMPRINT - NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. COMETOTHE STUDENT LIFE CENTRE, ROOM 1116 TO DISCOVER YOUFl NEWSPAPER! Waterloo Minor Soccer require house league coaches for 1998. The season runs May to July or August. Training provided. Come share your time and talents! Call 578-9680. You too can be a Big Sister volunteer. Ask about our Short-Term Match program created for university students. Call 743-5206 and ask about our 1 day training session. The City of Waterloo needs you! Call

888-6488 for more info for the following: Volunteer Shoppers: are needed to shop for older adults unable to do their own grocery shopping. Reliable transportation is needed. Volunteer Custodian: Two hours a week to sweep, damp mop, waste disposal, etc. Office volunteers: A busy City of Waterloo recreation centre needs receptionists to answer phones and greet visitors for a couale of hours over lunch time. SMOKERS NEEDED - a &kinrr Assation study is being carried out or?campus. If you smoke, please consider volunteerin to fill out a short questionnaire. You cou9d win a movie ttcket for two. Questionnaires will be available at the potter and Davis Libraries, Student Life Centre, The Bomber, Grad House, and main entrance of most UW campus buildings. To return yourquestionnaires, send them through Internal mail to: The Smoking Study, Health Studies, BMti or drop them off in the provided boxes at the Davis and Porter Libraries. This study has been reviewed and received ethics approval by the Office of Human Research and Animal Care at the Univer sity of Waterloo. If you would like ad& tional information contact Jannet Pazmino-Canirares at Health Studie BMH. E-I-flc j;a;znt heatthy.uwaterloo.caorKzr

GONE MISSING: Sandi McGiver alias the Dancing Turkey Flower has been abduded. Last yearour turtle went missing. Needless to say that we would like them returned to the Turnkey Desk, no questions asked. If at any time someone has the need to spend time with the turtle or Sandi Mffiiver just let us know ...we can lend our prize possessions out. Contact Nancy O’Neil at the Tumkey Desk. Guided self-change of alcohol use: for individuals who may have concerns about the amount they are drinkin and want to cut down. Call Counselling ‘s ervices, ext. 2655 to find out more. Scholarship funds are available throu h the Multiple Sclerosis Association oB America’s PROJECT: Learn MS ‘98 Essay Competition. June 51998 is deadline. To obtain registration form and info calt l-800-LEARN MS. Renison College is now accepting residence applications from undergraduate students for both the winter and spring terms in 1998. For further info contact the Residence Office, Renison College at 884-4404, ext, 611 The region’s waste reduction office asks all residents to keep Blue Box and cart recycling safe. Keep snow and ice cleared from around your recycling container. Ensure that your recycling container is visible and placed at the end of yor driveway for easy access by the recycling drivers. Snowy weather has arrived! Please help the City of Waterloo keep the sidewalks clear of snow for seniors, wheelchairs, disabled and all persons in general. Please shovel and keep cars off streets so snowplows can do their

. . Seeking motivated organized studs to start and manage new BEST I31 DIES chapter at UW. Recruit and m: tor volunteers. Training provided. ir ested students call Kim at l-888-’ 0061 or best.buddies@sympatico.r

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