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s of May 1, married students andstudentswithchildrenwill no longer receive priority over single students with no children when applying for accommodation at UW Place. Instead, a random selection process will be used to determine which applicants receive apartments. Jn a letter issued to all tenants of UW Place, Gail Clarke, Director of Housing and Residence Administra-8 tion, explained that the priority policy had to be changed in order to comply ’ with Section 2 (1) of the Human’ Rights Code, which states that “every person has a right to equal treatment with respect to the occupancy of ac- ’ commodation, without discrimination because of . , marital status [and]. family status. n Ph.D. candidate Kim Lemky lives in an apartment at UW Place with her husband and young daughter. Len&y and other residents of UW Place arl

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negative impact on with MarMarriedstudentsareconcerned about thechanges at UW Place. . . children. . . the family-lriendly rled students used to environment. Married students and have priority when applying for acwhile a colicky baby screams in the students with children like the calm room across the hall. commodation at the UW apartments atmosphere at UW Place because Students with children feel that on Seagram Drive. most of their neighbours are also they should continue to receive priHowever, the East Tower is bemarried and/or have children. Alloority when applying for accommoing converted into single-occupancy eating UW Place apartments to frosh dation at UW Place because they rooms. Students with children also could have dire consequences. Imhave special needs that only UW Place used to receive priority in the three*

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story residences known as the courtyards, also located on Seagram Drive. One of the courtyards will be closed on December 3 1 and converted into rooms for single students with no children. Housing and ResidenceAdministration does not want to continue giving priority to married students and students with children because they would be discriminating against single students with no children. However, families argue that they are being discriminated against on the basis of their marital and/or family status because they are not permitted to live in residences or in the newly-converted single rooms in the East Tower because these rooms are reserved for single students with no children. “I feel for [the families],” said Bud Walker, Director of Business Operations. He added that there are currently no plans to convert all of the apartments at UW Place into single rooms.

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students can look forward to paying more for their education next year, but not as much as many might have feared. The Provost’s recommendations for next year’s tuition increases have been announced. Students in Optometry and the Masters of Accountancy program will be asked to pay 30 per cent more than last year. Students in undergraduate Engineering and Computer Science programs will face a seven per cent increase. All other domestic students will face an increase of only two per cent, not only this year, but for the next five years. The small increase for most students comes as a result of a recent government announcement which promised small tuition increases for the next five years to try to maintain the accessibility of university education. Coupled with that announcement was the news that university operating grants, the other major source of revenue for UW, would increase at a similar rate.

The tuition “freeze” does not, however, apply to programs which the government has deregulatedover the last few years. These programs will face much higher increases if the Provost’s recommendations are endorsed by the Board of Governors.

“I still feel [the increase] will have an impact on affordability” Feds President-elect Chris Farley called the increases u a lot better than they could have been,” in an interview with Imprint. Both he and current President Christine Cheng were supportive of the hold in fees for most programs, Cheng and Farley had some reservations, however, about the higher increases for other programs. “The administration is rightly concerned with the quality of

education,” remarked Cheng. However, she went on to say that “1 still feel that it will have an impact on affordability.” Farley was particularly concerned about the increases for the Optometry program. He noted that the Optometry program has already faced large increases in its tuition, some of which were asked for by its students, and that Optometry students are required to work for four months in the United States for free as part of their program. Cheng added that any program which receives one of the higher increases will only see 50 per cent of those increases directed into their departments. On the question of the seven per cent increase, Farley was somewhat more conflicted, “I know that the quality of the education is very important,” he said. On the other hand, he reiterated Cheng’s concern that accessibility to UW’s programs must be maintained. While he acknowledged that there were some students in Engineering and Computer Science who supported iricreases in tuition tar-

geted to increase the quality of those programs, he feels about 80 per cent of the students in those programs would vote against the proposed increases if they were given the chance. The Provost’s recommendations will go to the Board of Governors for approval on April 11. Cheng, one of three undergraduate students who sits on the body, intends to endorse the two per cent increases, but vote

Faculty asked the university for a 16 per cent wage increase. against the seven and 10 per cent hikes. “As a student representative,” she observed, “1 try to protect the interests of not only the students who are currently here, but also those who are yet to come. This is a rare opportunity to do that,” she concluded, adding that it seems that the provincial government has recently been

ignoring the concerns of the latter group. Although the University’s proposed 2000/M budget has yet to be released, preliminary figures suggest that the University may have difficulty balancing the budget with next year’s reduced tuition hikes, The staff has already agreed to a one per cent increase for next year; faculty salary increases, however, are still in question. The faculty have asked the University for a 16 per cent increase to stay competitive with salaries at the University of Toronto. The administration has aIso asked that university contributions to the faculty pension planned be reduced by 50 per cent next year. Those contributions had been reduced for the last few years and were scheduled to return to normal levels next year. According to Cheng, if the pension contributions are reduced and the faculty agree to limit their salary increase to one per cent, the budget could balance, Otherwise, the University of Waterloo could he looking at running a significant deficit next year.


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quiet leadership on this campus.” Khurram Khan, who has helped disabled students participate in sports, staffed a phone line for distressed students and helped raise funds for developing countries. Khan is also a member of numerous student clubs. “Khurram has demonstrated an understanding of the needs of others and a compassion to make a positive difference in their lives,” wrote one of Khurran’s nominators. Carolyn Fyffe, who has been

Volunteering takes a special kind of student. involved in many student boards, committees, councils and societies. Fyffe also volunteers for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind and has been a Village and Science Orientation Leader. One of Fyffe’s nominators feels that “Carolyn is an incredibly hard-working and dedicated person.” Kevin Hesterman, who has sat on the Village Orientation Committee, managed both frosh leaders and frosh and participated in numerous Optometry events and organizations. One of Hesterman’s nominators commented, “If only we had more role models like Kevin.” Heather Fitzgerald, who has been involved with many facets of

Campus Recreation and has sat on multiple boards and committees. Fitzgerald has also been a Don at the Ron Eydt Village and a counsellor dealing with acts of violence and death. One of Fitzgerald’s nominators said, “Many people, including me, have learned a lot from her honesty, kindness and diligence.” Daryl Lee Winters, who served on the Federation Orientation, ViIlage Orientation,, Provost Advisory and Canada Day committees. She has also been a Don at Ron Eydt Village for various environmental action groups. “Daryl Lee embodies leadership,” said a nominator. Marjorie Hall, who has participated in numerous ERS organizations and events. According to a nominator, “To know Marjorie is to know sunshine.” Valerie Walker, who is the captain of the UW swim team and one of their best swimmers. She has been involved in many AHS and Feds organizations and events. One of Valerie’s nominators admits that “rhyming off a list of her accomplishments does not capture how much fun it is to work with her.” Ratsamy Pathamoavong, who has helped with many events and committees on campus. She also volunteered for Canadian Crossroads. Further, Pathamoavong has been a Cub Scout Leader for four years. “Her competence and independence makes her one of the most respected student leaders within her faculty,” wrote one of her nominators. l

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espite concerns by The Cord, Wilfrid Laurier University has signed an agreement with the Toronto Star to have the paper distributed for free on campus. The deal was finalized February 15 and the giveaway could begin as soon as mid-summer this year. WLU currently has free copies of the National Post in the business buildings and The Record in the residences. On September 30, the Canadian University Press (CUP) released a warning memo to all student newspapers regarding the plans of the Toronto Star. According to the memo, CUP believed this could have an impact on student publications. York and Ryerson had already signed agreements with the Toronto Star. Upon realizing the implications of the agreement, Ryerson eventually got the paper removed from their campus. WLU will be the second school to put the agreement into action. Echoing the Canadian University Press and Ryerson’s concerns, WLU’s student publications are not pleased with the deal. Much of the frustration about the agreement stems from the alleged secrecy behind the negotiations. The student publications at WLU have representatives that sit in on meetings. However, Sarah Schiefer, WLU Cord editor-in-chief, said that these repre“were kept out of the sentatives meetings with the Toronto Star. ”

When asked about possible reasons for the concealment, Schiefer replied, “We have no idea why there was so much secrecy,” adding that when The Cordstaff approached officials, cc[the] meeting was denied by everyone. ” A press release, distributed by the President of WLU Student Publications, JamesMuir, stated the meetings included the Students’ Union President and Laurier’s President.

“We have no idea why there was so much secrecy.” According to Muir, the two Presidents and others “discussed a potential agreement with a Toronto Star official on December 8, even though Student Publications representatives were -not present.” When questioned about the secrecy of the meetings, WLU Students’ Union President, Devin Grady, denied that there was any secrecy. “The only meeting that their representatives were not present for was when the Toronto Star approached us,” replied Grady. “There was no secrecy; Student Publications had and has the opportunities to be involved.” Grady also mentioned that there was a fair bit of concern brought to the meetings, despite the absence of

Student Publications, He also felt that there was a good job done in taking precautions. “What is missed in the press release . . . is that the student papers will not be replaced.” One of the bigger concerns voiced by both Grady and Student Publications was the Toronto Star running split-run publications. The split-run publication could be a special version of the Toronto Star that would be directed mainly at university students. This could infringe on some of The Cord’s national advertising revenue. According to the agreement made between WLU and the Toronto Star, split-runs will not be allowed on campus for at least three years. Grady feels that this part of the agreement addresses the concerns raised about split-run publications. In fact, the board only sees benefits from the Toronto Star’s free circulation on campus. “Students get a free paper, another way to access information and the Toronto Stat gets readership,” said Grady. But even this has been questioned by some. Schiefer explains that “Laurier students haven’t been asked whether they want the Star or not.” An editorial written by The Cord’s international editor, Chris Pierce, questioned the true benefits for the students, stating that it could only be “the Star that unquestion.ably gains.” So far rhere is no knowledge of talks between UW and the Toronto Star. However, the Toronto Star could not be reached for cornmen&. .

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Ievel on scholarships. In the past, students were required to pay taxes on any scholarship greater than $500. Now, scholarships of up to $3,000 are tax-free. However, Chau was disappointed that the tax exemption level was not raised to $5,000. She also regrets that the federal and provincial governments did not allocate more funding to universities. Josh Doig oversaw the Feds’

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variety of products. Doig also wanted to renovate Ground Zero, but was unable to do so because of time conne of the highlights of the straints. Feds’ General Meeting on As Feds Vice-President Internal, March 22 was the Officers’ Chris’I-Iarold was responsible for orReports in which the Feds President ganizing clubs and special events on and Vice-Presidents explained how campus. Over the past year, the they used your money to make UW number of Feds volunteers increased a better place for students. from 50 to 250. The club sign-up As Feds President and CEO, campaign helped club presidents get Christine Cheng served as a link bein touch with prospective members. tween students and the administraHarold also organized the Cultion. She fulfilled her campaign tural Caravan that took place promise to extend library hours on March 21. The event the week before exams and showcased UW’s clubs through introduced an online votinE performances and a food sale in system for the Feds electioi the Student Life Centre. Harold held earlier this year. Although explained that the Cultural the e-vote was restricted to Caravan was “a chance to . . . students in ES and IS, Cheng celebrate the diversity that’s on said, “There’s a very good posI campus.” Harold wanted to post sibility” that all students will be club and volunteer registration able to vote on-line next year. forms on the Feds homepage, Chengalso worked on the but server problems got in the accessibility study that examway. Attempts to begin producined how rising tuition makes tion of a Feds newsletter failed it difficult for students from because there was already a eslower income areas to afford tablished student newspaper on post-secondary education.She campus. added that the Feds successJason Risley oversaw Feds’ fully lobbied for a student repservices and launched awareresentative to serve on the uniness campaigns as Vice-President versity’s Tenure and PromoStudent Issues. Bacchus, a servtion Committee next year. ice dedicated to alcohol awareHowever, Cheng wished that Saygoodbye to the outgoing Feds@h Diogwas ness, was amalgamated with the she had done moreworkwith not available for the photo). new Wellness Centre that will WLU, the municipality and the provide information on nutribusiness community. businesses as Vice-President of Adtion, eating disorders, safe sex and Veronica Chau, FedsVice-Presiministration and Finance. Profits other health-related issues. dent of Education, dealt with issues were up by 90 per cent at the stuRisley also coordinated a rape like tuition, student loans and govdent-owned and operated busidrug awareness campaign. “We made ernment funding for universities. nesses. According to Doig, the Feds sure that the bar staff [at Fed Hall and Chau represented UW students on will %ave a percentage of the profits the Bombshelter] had training so they the Ontario Undergraduate Student for a lean year? could . . , be on the look-out,” exAlliance @USA), which lobbied the I-Ie added that the Feds have plained Risky. The Feds also revitalprovincial government for a two per reinvested over $90,000 in their ized and advertised the Good Food cent cap on tuition hikes over the businesses. For example, Fed Hall Boxprogramwhichprovidesstudents next five years. “We view that tuireceived new cash registers and a with boxes of fruits and vegetables for tion cap as an effective freeze bebetter lighting system while other a reasonable price. cause inflation is roughly around businesses received new computers. Overall, the Feds Executive 1999two per cent, n explained Chau. Plans for the Variety and Post in2000 had a very productive year. The federal government also dude moving the entrance and Their successors will take office on agreed to raise the tax exemption stocking the shelves with a wider May 1. hpnht

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two year term so long as the person remains on the Senate for that time; otherwise the term is only one year. Previously, the Senate voted to determine which Senate members sat on the Board. According to Federation of Students President Christine Cheng, this selection method caused problems when more than two senators wanted to run for a position since only a few non-candidates were left to decide the vote. “The system would be more democratic if students were able to elect their own representatives,” commented Cheng, adding that allowing students to vote would also uraise awareness of the Board of Governors and possibly strengthen representation.” All students,

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tems and Technology did the final fine tuning of the system to allow Kanji and Chen to work on other school commitments. The Environmental Studies Faculty voted electronically for this year’s Feds election, but the Board of Governors election will be the first time that an electronic vote has been done campus wide. “Hopefully this brings more people to the polls,” commented Starnmers. “The convenience of e-voting, however, is not an apathy-slayer.” Given the short campaign period, the overlap of the voting time with exams and the low voter turnout for this year’s Feds election, there is some concern that the voter turnout for the election will be low. Mader is worried that “the election could become a contest decided by who can get more

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ccording to columnist Dalton Camp, “God is dead, history is dead, and now some are saying politics [is] dead.” Camp was at Waterloo on March 23 to give the Kerr-Saltsman Lecture as part of the Stanley K.nowIes Visiting Professo~ship‘,ti carii&an studies. The lecture was ’ ent$iec& UNeo-Conservatism: Hotitawreck a country without a hammer,” Camp is perhaps best known for his columns in the ~&XV&II &zr; however, he was also thepresident of the Progressive Consetvdtive Party of Canada from 1864 until 1969 and was also a senior advisor to the federa1 cabinet from TM36 until 1988. After a quick introduction from Waterloo political science professor John Wilson, Camp took to the podium to give a talk that involved both his personal experiences as well as his

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political views. Camp laughed a little at the title of his talk, saying that some have told&n it should be changed to “Modest Presumption.” With the words&o-conservatism in the title, ,, ,_ Q.mp~adm$s, “people think I am attacking &nservatives. This is not ‘. .&IX, I’ve don? that already.” , Camp &cussed money and the way: that .it is dominating society. ’ ‘f When I wasgrowing up,it Was con:: sidered rude tq talk about money.” Camp poiated out that the media is full of information about money and ” that 4you get more news about the market than you get about the :weather? According to, Camp, money isimportantb&ause it is about power. Although we do not live in a perfect society, the people in our society buy into consumerism and the “helium atmosphere of the market.” There are two main things, ace cording to- Camp, that Canadians worry abdut: health care and educa-

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tion. Although these two things are on ehe public agenda, they are not necessarily on the politician’s agenda, “The politician’s agenda is the media agenda. The media agenda is not the public agenda.” Camp feels that Canadians should be happy with our health care system, offering several extreme examples of the American system, including outrageous bills and doctors who are allowed only so many surgeries because they get benefits from their HMOs. Education is important, according to Camp, because it teaches the leaders of tomorrow. Camp also focused on the me.dia. I-Ie talked about the “Nu~~onal PesYand said that it is important for people not to “judge a country by its newspapers. ” Camp feels that there is a marriage between business and the government, and that the media is incestuously in there as well: “journalism has become a booster of busiI ness.” People sometimes do not see the reality in newspapers. For some, reading the newspaper is “similar to watching a movie.” He suggests that Canadian society now “live [ s] in the golden age of hot air” and that everything must be taken with a grain of salt. Although there are numerous differences between young people now and then, Camp expressed his hope that students will take control of their futures and work with the government. The talk ended with a plea from Camp to not give up on government and not say that politics is dead. “The government is a11 I’ve got... Never give up on the government because it is the only thing you really own to get through this world.” ’

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t’s rare that you can attract a lot of attention on this campus for something as annual and as perfunctory as an Annual General Meeting. However, the Waterloo Public Interest Research Group attracted 52 voting members and proxies to pass resolutions and appoint a new Board of Directors on Tuesday, March 21. The mood of the meeting was festive as it began with the Public Interest Research Group’s annual volunteer recognition dinner which included samosas, curries and the necessary naan bread (all vegan of course). The collegial environment and dinner talk provided a platform upon which to begin the meeting. The meeting saw Sue Forrest, a longtime PIRG Board member and volanteer, chairing with fellow veteran Jessica Kwik taking minutes. The meeting proceeded, easily adopting minutes, agenda, and approving auditors and financial statements. The highlight of the meeting was the election of the Board of Directors. The candidates, who were all accepted due to a lack of candidates, were Davin Charney, Sue Forrest, Nadia Hohn, Ryan Kennedy and Ryan McNally. Each candidate stressed their vision for the organization aswell as their commitment which ranged from a number of months to a number of years. The candidates were asked questions by members of the organization and this provided for inter-

esting discussion. Asked how the organization would “quel1 the threat of fee challenges,” the candidates seemed to have mixed levels of concern regarding the threats. Ryan McNally felt that “a lot of the concern is based on not understanding the organization” while Ryan Kennedy felt “fee challenges are a good sign that [WPIRG is] being noticed on camplS.” Davin Charney felt that “with the people challenging the fees, I don’t think there’s much of a threat” while Sue Forrest felt that “an attack on what it is we do and why we collect fees could be a very unifying experience.” Directors were also asked to share any new initiatives they may have for WPIRG in the next year. Sue Forrest suggested a new zine or a substantial paper, as discussion of racism and other issues which “seem to be missing from our campus media but experiences of racism are not missing from our campus.” The organization reported on their $21,944 surplus, part of which is reflective of the ‘mandatory refundable fee’ which was embarked upon to comply with the Ontario Corporations Act. While almost no staff reports were given, the action groups all gave updates which highlighted a year of significant partnerships with other community groups and a wealth of activity. Staff member Darryl Novak called the meeting “casual, laid-back, and always fun” while Board member Ryan McNally added that “it ran very well. The questions from the floor were well-formulated and provocative.”

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ou know how there are all these fanatical student organizations everywhere? I’m sure there are thousands of Save-the-Squirrels or Stop-the-Evil-Cows activists in Waterloo alone+ 1 never paid much attention to these groups until now. Freedom of speech is probably one of the most important rights for everyone, but what about the children? I’m sure we all remember when we were still tiny midgets in elementary school, exploring our curiosities. Did you ever remember being followed by a psychotic robot, constantly telling you what you can or cannot do? With many of the schools, libraries, and homes protected by censorship software for the net, that’s exactly what’s happening. I’m sure there are many things kids shouldn’t know (that I won’t mention at the risk of incriminating myself), but the level of censorship often reaches levels surpassing absurdity. Here’s a run-down of basic categories censored sites are labelled under: Violence/ Profanity, Partial Nudity, Full Nudity, Sexual Acts/T’ext, Gross Depictionflext, Intolerance, Satanic or Cult, Drugs/Drug Culture, Militant/ Extremist, Sex Education, Questionable/Illegal and Gambling, Alcohol and Tobacco. Makes sense so far. I mean, we don’t want kids to read about satanic militant pornography, right? But who gets to decide what belongs in what? Anyway, the grey sites are another story altogether. Today, I’m talking about controlling the Web and not telling us about it. Have you ever wondered what anti-censorship sites are labelled under? This is the funny part. According to CyberPatrol, Peacefire.org falls under “Violence/Profanity, Partial Nudity, Full Nudity, Sexual Acts/Text, Gross Depictions/Text, Intolerance, Satanic or Cult, Drugs/Drug Culture, Militant/Extremist, Sex Education, Questionable/Illegal and Gambling4Ucohol and Tobacco.” Doesn’t Peacefire just scream to ,you “Militant-Drug-CultureSex Ed”? If you go to their Web site, you won’t find anything like that anywhere (trust me, I looked). This effectively prevents anyone from viewing their site with CyberPatrol, even if only FullNudity is blocked and everything else is al-

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never got around to fixing this error. Maybe because they didn’t know? Nope. When a Peacefire member e-mailed CyberSitter to notify them of this, she was actually e-mail bombed by the staff. According to their spokesperson, the company “accidentally” (see how often that word comes up?) sent her, and other Peacefire members hundreds of e-mails each. They later admitted to purposely attacking them, but insisted they meant no harm and that “they deserved it.” They also admitted that they actually wrote a program to floodanyone

ture, Militant / Extremist, Gambling, Alcohol and Tobacco.” I don’t know about you, but I don’t like the message they are sending. Just because we’re atheist, Jewish or Muslim, we’re automatically militant drug addicts? If you’re curious, the company got the support of the Christian organization, and hence, more business and more money. I hope not all Christian groups are like this. They’re doing the same to gay and lesbian, women and free speech organizations, including MIT’s Student Association for Freedom of Expression. Not just kids are being blocked from seeing these “damaging” materials. For people without a computer, their school or library is the only place with Web access, and if these sites are blocked, then I’d consider that a violation of my rights. Yolk can read the rest of CyberSitter’s letter to Peacefire, and a list of other banned sites at http://bigredlemon.com/charlie/ censorship.html. Other links; http://wwvv.peacefire.org, and http://www.eff.org/.

who sends them an e-mail containing “bad”

words like Peacefire or the names of other similar organizations (who are also currently being “accidentally” banned). The CEO of CyberSitter even wrote the following letter to the founder of Peacefire: “Mr. Meeks, you take yourself too seriously. You are but a trickle of piss in the river of life.” The rest of the letter is about anal fascination and butt-kicking. Is this the man you want to decide what’s appropriate for kids? With all these fiascos, the media would have a field day with this, right? Well, the pages containing the story on News.com and Weird.com were both ludicrously blocked un-CharlieMu der what else but “satanic extremist drug 1 B Science porn...“the phrase of the day. EBEiEUEE!iRXx There was plenty of other questionable conduct. CyherSitternow scans your bookmarks, history and cache for any reference to profreedom organizations. If it finds you’ve been to these Web sites, it will give you a cryptic error message “I/O error.” l/O their butt. They’ve even threatened to ban al/ sites hosted by the same company as the pro-free speech Web site. One of the companies (mentioned above) has even become affiliated with a Christian group, and has since then started to unfairly ban numerous atheists or non-Christian Web sites. Yup, a text-only page promoting tolerance and understanding towards atheists is now cbnsidered to contain “Violence, Nudity, Intolerante, Satanic or Cult, Drug CulSHINGLE

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- Nietzsche I carry a tiny spiral notebook everywhere with me. In it I write little bits of information and snippets of day-to-day life, everything from phone numbers to lists of to-dos to random thoughts. Often I’ll write a quote I read or hear which has an impact on me. Such is the case with the above quote by Nietzsche. I was in the UW Shop last Thursday afternoon for Customer Appreciation Day,

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here has been much talk lately about the meaning of life and the validity of seeking meaning and purpose through religion. I recognize that everyone has different ways of dealing with the frightening, seemingly unanswerable question: “what comes after death?” I hold both those people with religious beliefs andpeople who seek answers through other means in great esteem. Unfortunately, there is but one logical conclusion: there is nothing. No heaven, no hell. Simply oblivion. This theory may seem bleak at first glance but, once pondered, it is purely logical. Why should anything exist when our brain functions cease? Do you remember what happened before you were born? Of course not! Why? Because you did not exist. It is only logical to assume then, that upon one’s death, one is thrust into an identical state since their existence has been terminated. Take, for example, the experience of being anaesthetized during an operation. From the patient’s point of view, no time has passed from the beginning of the operation to the point at which they awaken. This proves that when the mind is inactive, nothing can be perceived by the individual, resulting in what we commonly refer to as ‘nothingness’ or a state of non-being. We must conclude that there exists absolutely nothing after death, however inconceivable or horrifying this may seem. . But fear not, for there is good to be reaped from this realization. For starters, this philosophy eliminates the common tendency of people to worry about and dwell on small matters. One seldom has the motivation to rant about the man who cut him off in traffic when one knows in the back of his mind that oblivion is just around the corner. This realization also leads people to re-align their priorities and modify their actions to maximize their own happiness as well as that of their friends and family. All in all, an individual is aware that the permanence of death makes a happier, healthier person who is kind and patient with all. If I have offended anyone with this theory, I apologize. Please remember that I respect everyone’s

point of view. I-look forward to a response and I am willing to consider any stance others may take. -Name

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y letter is in response to an article written by J.P. Lewis in the March 10 issue of Imprint. The article entitled, “What’s so great about the West?” is an article that, once again, shows the flagrant ignorance of Ontarians towards the West. I found the author’s account of his experience in B.C. to be amusing and somewhat laughable. Although he had nothing but positive things to say about the west, a,k,a, “God’s Country,” he only served to perpetuate the myth that the West is some kind of whimsical la-la land of dope-smoking hippies and tree huggers. I would have preferred to see the author inform his fellow Ontarians of more meaningful facts about Western Canada (specifically B.C.). Clearly, from his statement, “B.C. is beautiful. When you step out of class at UBC and look one way and see the Rockies and look another and see the Pacific, you are in the perfect student setting,” I can tell that the author is a typical Ontarian who’s geographic knowledge of Canada stops once he goes north of Barrie. The Rockies are on the Alberta,/ B.C. border and about 800 km east of Vancouver and the mountains this misinformed mental lightweight was looking at were the Coastal Range. If he knew the province, he would have known this. However, being a typical Ontarian he neither cared nor took the time to ask . . . he just thought the mountains were Upurdy.” I could go on and on and give a list including all the misconceptions that Ontarians have about the West but I’m afraid that my letter would exceed the 350 word limit set by Imprint. My hope is that you Ontarians will go out and discover our great country. After all, your licence plate asks everybody else to discover about you, is it too much to ask that you discover something about us? -Kim Dbillon . 4B Civil Engineering

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would like to thank KhrisnaNacua, whose letter in last week’8 edition of Imprint helped solidify my belief that there is no good reason for the rampant apathy that seems to swarm around the UW campus. Mr. Nauca says that, LIWe don’t even read Imprint,” referring to the “apathetic mass” of UW that he is claiming to represent. If Khrisna didn’t ueven read Imprint” how would he have known that “almost every week Imprint has an article or two about how UW students are apathetic.” I find it hard to believe that someone wouldn’t realize that this may be a serious issue, if it is being brought up so much. I don’t believe that the lack of involvement of UW students stems from their not caring. It is because they don’t think they have the time to become involved with many extracurricular activities. I know that time is a precious and rare thing to us students, but the rewards that one receives from becoming more involved far out weigh the time that is used becoming involved. I come from a fairly large, but tight-knit high school. Going to high school was a great joy for me because I had made so many friends of all ages by getting involved with charity events, the newspaper and the grad committee. It kills me to see so many people at UW involved in little more than going to class. There are so many great people at WV; it is a shame if you don’t get a chance to meet some of them. For me, university is not only about a piece of paper that says “I have my degree,” it is about taking advantage and getting the most out of the best years of my life. -Matt Patterson 1BHon0ursBiology

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he province plans to dole out money to colleges and universities based on how quickly graduates find jobs. The only practical way for the government to accurately go about this is if they survey the gradu-

ates and those graduates provide accurate data. The key words here are Uaccurate data.” If all of this year’s m grads slightly embellished their answers when that survey came in the mail, the result of all that inaccuracy would be very beneficial to their alma mater. But that would be wrong. . -AlexMatun ElectricaEngineering

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egarding Mr. Sibley’s question as to why we accept federated church colleges on campus but try to limit the influence of multinational corporations [March 241: a couple of reasons come to mind. The first is that while corporations exist to pursue profits at the cost of most anything else, churches exist to sustain and spread the news of salvation through Christ and of a moral code based on loving your neighbour as yourself. While it is certainly true that churches have and do hake errors, it is also true that their fundamental motive is to better society. Multinational corporations have made their motives quite clear as well. Any evil wrought by multinationals terids, on the whole, to be less by accident than by some design to increase profits. The second reason that UW would have church colleges but not multinationals is that, unlike multinationals, these churches are not outside organizations to many students, faculty, and staff at UW. No one on campus is a member of Ford or of Microsoft. Thousands of people in the UW community are members of a church. Autonomy in a university is basically a good concept. Isolation is not. There are many organizations that influence our thoughts and actions over the course of a year. The United Way holds an annual fundraising campaign, for example, and the Canadian Blood Services group collects blood on a regular basis. We can all think of other organizations that wield varying degrees of influence on university life. Some of these Mr, Sibley or myself may not agree with, but UW does not exist in a vacuum. Personally, I think that this is a good thing. Vunder Wdp forM& Chemistry

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e are writing this letter in order to shed light on the true nature of the Muslim Students’ Association’s presentation last week in the SLC and the DC concerning the security zone in southern Lebanon. Many people, including both members and non-members of the Jewish Students’ Association, have expressed their disgust and indignation concerning what was shown at the presentation. The so-called ‘facts’ presented were not only blatantly biased against Israel but were also, to a certain extent, hateful to our people and even anti-Semitic. People do not come to the University of Waterloo to see symbols of their faith draped in blood (pictures of a star of David were shown dripping with blood - a very hurtful image to Jewish people) nor do they wish their brethren to be called baby killers. Throughout the presentation nothing was mentioned about just exactly why Israeli troops are in Lebanon. The reason is simple: prior to 1982 the Hizbullah and other violent terrorist organizations launched brutal raids against Israel’s northern border communities. In order to stop this, the security zone was thus established. The presentation also failed to mention that families in the north wiil forever be traumatized by the whistles of Katyusha rockets that still ’ sail over the border, threatening their ; lives and property and often forcing’ them to flee into cramped bomb shelters underground. As well, was anyone who witnessed this display told of the thousands of Israeli mothers and fathers 1 who worry about their 18 year-old continued

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serving in Lebanon? Was anyone told about the thousands of these heroes who died at too young an age in service of their country? What was also not said was that no one in Israel wants to keep soldiers in South Lebanon (in fact, that is why the government has pledged to rc-deploy the troops by July of this year). Yet, each day Hizbullah and other terrorist organizations, funded by Iran, continue to threaten both Israeli and Lebanese civilians. We believe that the presentation by the MSA promoted hatred and intolerance towards Jewish people. Such presentations run against the multi-ethnic culture of University of Waterloo. We urge the administration of UW to adjust its policies regarding what can and cannot be permitted in a university setting that is supposed to stress toleranie towards all. We should work together to prevent one-sided presentations of hatred and intolerance, and to encourage the multi-sided exchange of ideas. In addition, we would most appreciate an apology from the Muslim Students’ Association to both our members and to the Waterloo community. We would like to stressthat we bear no ill will towards the MSA; we only wish they felt the sameway towards us.

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ever doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; it’s the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead, anthropologist I’ve thought a lot about this quote over the past year. Probably more than I should have. I’ve wondered, as Federation of Students executives are apt to, whether or not individuals can really have a lasting impact within the greater scheme of things. After several bouts of disillusionment and cynicism, my answer to that question is a firm “yes.” This year,I can even say that I’ve seenevidence of efforts to change at least this campus,if not the world. Many of these efforts have been VOlUXlteeriSm. quite successful. Sometimes the changes were small, like putting up stickers on monitors and light switchesacrosscampusto encourage people to save energy. Other times, the changes were invisible to students, as with the appointment of a student to the university’s tenure and promotions committee. And sometimes, the changes were con--wLUjewisb Stsrdents’Association troversial, as was the casewith the Executive proposed smoking by-law exemption for Federation of Students’ businesses. One-sided & biased In all instancesthough, individu. als fought for these changes, and succeeded. To tbeEdit0r, The list of examples where comam writing to express my disap- mitted students have made a difference goes on and on. UW students pointment in the manner in which have hada tendency to spot an unmet a recent presentation by the Muslim Students’ Association portrayed a need within the university community and then take on these projects conflict in the Middle East. of their own initiative-from teachThe display set up in the Great Hall of the Davis Centre portrayed a ing computer skills to the community conflict in southern Lebanon in a at large to raising thousands of dolvery one-sided and biased manner. It lars for a local charity. This campus, studious and acaportrayed the Jewish people asmurderers and torturers, performing horrible acts of violence against innocent Lebanese civilians. As well asvisuals depicting acts of violence, a Star of David, a symbol of Judaism, was portrayed dripping with blood, accompanied by blatantly anti-Semi tic slogans. This presentation did little to bring light to the situation. Instead, it presented a small portion of the facts in a racist and inflammatory view that can serve only to heighten tensions and promote hate. This clearly runs counter to the goals of the University of Waterloo to foster an environment that is open and accepting of all people. I hope that the Federation of Students and the university community asa whole will join us in our attempt to ensure that, in the future, no one at Waterloo needs to be subjected to hate and discrimination. I hope we can celebrate the di-

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demic asit may be, alsoseemsto have a knack for (Ljustdoing it. )rAnd there are thousands of you out there who seemto agree with me on this one many of you feel strongly about the contributions you have made tocampuslife.You volunteer your time and eff or-t to various organizations, charities,student services,teamsand other causes. I’ve spent my whole year trying to encourage you and motivate you to get involved. By and large, I think you’ve all pulled through, making it another outstanding year for student volunteerism. This year, I’ve seen students pull several all-nighters in a row preparing for an upcoming technology conference. I’ve seen others wake up before sunrise to make swim team practice while the rest of the world isfastasleep. And, of course, there are the Imprint folks who toil, often thanklessly, to put out a paper for you every week. Finally, there are those of you who manage to combine all of these activities simultaneously- and stay on the Dean’s List. (Justask around, these people do exist.) Nothing has given me greater pleasure this year than working with so many of these outstanding student volunteers. I know that many of them will go on to accomplish extraordinary things. Thinking back to my opening quote, I am confident that when Margaret Mead referred to the thoughtful and committed citizens that could change the world, she was talking about many of the student volunteers right here at the University of Waterloo.

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hy, oh why, do I have to read about Paul Bernard0 again? I can’t listen to the news on the radio these days without hearing his name come up somehow. The first reason was his attempt to appeal his murder conviction on Monday, which was soundly rejected before the Crown attorneys got a chance to say a word. Everyone, you can breathe a sigh of relief with me, for common sense still exists in some parts of the judicial system,and this is proof. Yet somehow, not completely, for his lawyers, who spent weeks working on this bid, are paid through taxpayers’ pockets. Samewith his meals,his

bed, and his water heater, etc. Seems asif he has a better life than I do. He doesn’t even have to work. Why else? Because his lawyer from the original tria.I is, well, on triaI for hiding the videotapes of the acts (everything except the murder part). He is possibly going to jail becausehe hid them for a year-and-a-half, knowing full well what they contained, knowing they were damaging to his client’s case,before coughing them up. Who saysCanadians are boring? This is better than 0. J. It’s certainly lasting longer. My problem with all this is there should be no trials and no

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elcome to Canada! White people rule! This is the histoy in which our current reality is rooted. It isn’t pointing fingers, it isa simple fact. Racismis not just an “immigration problem” of the last 60 years, While white people learn about racism, they are blind to one of its corollary aspects:white privilege, similar to how males are oblivious to male privilege. Through prevailing ideas, behaviours and institutions, the dominance of white people over time perpetuates and legitimates its power and thereby establishes a power relation - a society based on White Supremecy. This systemicracism is very different than individual racism. Canadian society can be filled with people who do not hold any racial prejudices, but systemic racism can and does still exist. Systemicracism is the unfair distribution of power combined with institutional practices, policies and procedures. It is both conscious and unconscious and occurs on two different levels: actions of individuals and social values, both based on the assumption of white superiority. It isn’t individual actsof meanness,but the invisible

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give unsought racial domination advantage to whites from birth. It is important to differentiate between systemic racism and racial prejudice. Prejudice emerges out of

wasted taxpayer dollars in this. Bernardo, regardless of whether he killedthetwogirls,isasickpuppythat should never leave jail, or his cell. No counselling, no appeal cases,no more lawyers, no excuses. He did a very bad thing, and even if we take his excuse of “his wife did it,” so what? Wasn’t the fact he did everything else enough? Why are they even trying for a retrial? Do they hopes that he will be up for parole? Do you think anyone will allow him back into society. ;r “Rehabilitation” for a sex killer is ajoke, and I hope he rots in jail. And someone in the government should stop legal aid to criminals like this. As for his lawyer, kick him into jail, too. He hid a damning piece of evidence from the police because it would have led to an instant conviction. He had to have known that, otherwise why would he have hidden it from everyone? In my mind, he wastrying to free a killer, and that makes him just as bad, if not worse. Throw him in jail, and Iet some convicts show him how much they like lawyers. Now hopefully, this will be the last we hear about this subject. The bad side is that we can now move on to the really bad and evil news.

ignorance. No person of colour can be a racist as long as white people maintain power. This is becauseracism is %power over.” A person of colour may have race prejudice, but they do not have the kind of power it takes to be racist toward anyone. Systemic racism isa white prob lem, not the problem of people of colour. White privilege is like an invisible package of unearned assets, which places people of colour at a disadvantage.White privilege is turning on the television and seeing white people widely represented. It is going into a supermarket and finding the staple foods that fit with white people’s cultural traditions. The upshot of all of this is not to feel guilty and immobilized as a white person -what’s the point? The goal of ending racism is to recognize, accept, include, honour and celebrate the diversity of human beings proactively! Anti-racism

is working

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the elimination of racism, by challenging ourselves and the society which has created and perpetuated it. To be truly anti-racist is to seek political and economic change, and to take action ourselves. Thisdoesn’t just mean chalietiging ourselves and other people we meet; it also involves doing aI we can IO change rhe

places where we work or have some power. Please take a look at http:// watservl .uwaterloo.ca/-wpirg/ whiteprivilege.html


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“Our archery final isn’t really that hard.” Josh Pike & Cheryl Daniells

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1B Rec. & 2B Rec.

“I drink apple juice!”

“We go out and buy cats.”

“Who cares! We’re just happy to answer the CQ before we graduate.”

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Mike Noble

Amy Jongerius & Waj Hoda

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“Exams? What are they?”

“Drink heavily!”

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“I drink coffee.”

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March 24, Jennifer Motuz, mechanical engineering 0 student, was honoured as the University of Waterloo’s first recipient of the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE) 1999 Co-op Student of the Year Award. Motuz excelled as a nominee and was ranked number one out of a group of 11 finalists, each of whom were student% from across Canada. Since 1973, CAFCE, anational, nonzprofit organization that represents employers, governments, students and educators in the cooperative process, has been helping co-op professionals by promoting the benefits of cooperative education in Canada. In conjunction with seven regional groups, CAFCE has helped establish Canada as one of the most widely developed co-op models in the world. The province of Ontario now has over 3 1,000 co-op students at 15 universities and 21 colleges. Scott Davis, the Regional Representative for CAFCE in Ontario and part of the Cooperative Education and Career Services Department, was the chairman of the selection committee that selected Motuz as the final candidate for the award. He explains that the students were ranked based on specific criterion. The students’ achievements on the job, at school (both academic and extra-curricular), their contributions to the employer, to the community and to co-operative education, were all very important requirements for the possible winner. For each of her five work terms, Motuz received high evaluations on her work term report. On her academic terms, she maintains an 86 per cent average and at the same time is involved in a lot of volunteer work. Currently, Motuz is the Vice-I&sident Education of the Engineering Society, and is a frequent contributor to the Engineering Society’s Iron Warriornewsletter. Also, she has orgtinized countless services and events, including a Frosh Mentoring initiative, a new Fall Fundraisingl Outreach Event, an online used textbook exchange and a Bus Push for the Big Sisters, an event that raised over $5,000 for the K-W Rig Sisters. n Friday

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Motuz has also involved herself in the Coop Student Advisory Group (CSAG), and has volunteeredwith Co-op Student Services (CSS), helping other students make the most of co-op. The advice she gives to other students is, “COop terms are what you make of them.” She says, yyou’ve really got to go out of your way and take initiative and make an effort to learn.” Motuz places a very high value in co-operative education. “I think it’s fantastic. It’s like doing two degrees in one. I learn the theory and a little bit of practical in my lectures and then I go out into the industry and see how it’s really done.” In 1999, during a consecutive work term with Syncrude Canada Ltd. (a company based in Fort McMurray Alberta, the world’s largest producer of light, sweet crude oil from oil sand), Motuz developed a plan that resulted in the company saving an estimated $125,000. Instead of rebuilding abroken “shovel dipper,” Motuz says she combined its usable part with the working part of another to make a new one. She says, “the initial quote [to rebuild it] was $125,000 and three months to complete, the quote for the new repair [after her idea] was $30 and would take two to three weeks.” The CAFCE awards ceremony was held last Friday at the University Ciub. A small gathering of about 20 people showed up to recognize Motuz’s accomplishments. Cathie Jenkins, Associate Director at Co-operative Education and Career Services, and the host of the ceremony looked very happy to be awarding Motuz. Mot&smother, Carol, who drove all the way from Ottawa, had an equally, if not more, apparent smile and look of pride as she watched her daughter receive the award. +Jenkins began with the simple declaration that “UW co-op students are, simply put, the best,” She went on to outline Motuz’s excepi tional characteristics. “Very few co-op students can cope with more than the pressures of the recruitment process, the challenges of the work terms and keeping up academically. Not Jenn. She has been a leader in an amazing number of extracurricular activities, in co-op activities and in community work, even while on her work terms, I find it remarkable that such a young person is so committed to volunteer work.” Jenkins was responsible for putting together a nomination package from the univer-

sky. In accordance to CAFCE rules, students must be nominated by both their employers and by their educational institutions. Jeremy Wong, Motuz’s supervisor at Syncrude, nominated her for the award, by stating that she functioned “at a graduate engineer level with little supervision. n CIBC, PERC and INTRIA sponsored CAFCE’s 1999 Co-op Student of the Year Award and representatives from each company were present at the ceremony. CIBC Recruitment Manager Natasha Miljanov and INTRIA Human Resources Consultant for Student Programs Laura Rainey shared a few words about Motuz and about UW students in general, Rainey explained how students at the

University of Waterloo have both academic strengths and the desire to contribute to their workplace. She said, “UW keeps us on our toes,” and in describing Motuz’s innovative mind, said, “it is a challenge to be able to support students like Jenn [because] they’re always keeping us working.“Natalie Nod, President of CAFCE, also spoke very highly of Motuz, andsaid”Jenniferusedherskillstogetthemost benefit from co-op,” and is the “most worthy

candidate.” Appearances were also made by UW President David Johnston who commented that Motuz’s “outstanding qualities are contagious,” and Sujeet Chaudhuri, the Dean of Engineering who simply said, “I am very proud.” Chaudhuri read a special tribute that Syncrude employers had sent, who unfortunately couldn’t send a representative to Ontario for the ceremony. Motuzadmits she feels a little overwhelmed with winning the award. “It’s been a pretty amazing experience and it’s wonderful to be honoured like this, but it’s a bigger deal than I was expecting. n In her acceptance speech, she said that coop is “by far the best experience for students,” and “it’s so easy to promote it.” Motuz will be beginning her final work term this May on campus, asshe develops her research into designing anti-landmine footwear. She is completinga combined Bachelors/Mastersprogram and hopes to complete a Doctorate in Engineering -she has plans on becoming a professor. “There’s always a chance I could wind up back in Fort McMurry,” she says.

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Province throws money into student work project avast range of occupations, including positions in government ministries. Since 1995, the Ontario government has doubled the number of job searches through the Ontario Summer Jobsprogram (employment information is available at http://youthjobs.gov.on.ca). The significance of the venue at which the

%mmer jobs help students experience the workplace which helps them make decisions about their future education, training and careers,” said Smales. C(Ontario Summer Jobs gave me the incentive to hire students because the support encourages employers to take the time to train a young employee.” Ontario Summer Jobs will assistpeople as young as15 find work acrossthe province. The program’s parent project, Youth Opportunities Ontario, invests $217 million in services and jobs for young job seekers. In addition to

announcement was made is a direct spin-off of the government’s job program. Don Smales, president of Evergreen Canoe and Kayak Company, has participated in theprogram for the past three years and said that the government is on the right track in assisting young adults with achieving career goals.

Opportunities Ontario also includes the Student Venture program, Summer Experience program, Ontario Government Summer Student Hiring program and the Ontario/Quebec Summer Student Job Exchange Program. The Summer Jobs Service program offers

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i those who wish to pursue business opportuni: ties. LastTuesday, Dianne Cunningham, Min! ister of Training, Colleges and Universities, 1announced that the Ontario government will i invest $50.8 million into the Ontario Summer i Jobs program. Cunningham, who made the i announcement at a Toronto canoe company, j de&red that the government is trying to meet I students’ need for summer employment and at i the same time, provide businesses with fresh, .Iyoung blood. ‘tw UOnta.rio’s growing economy is benefiting ’ young people,” said Cunningham. “Each year,

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Warriors football coach Chris Triantifilou has reserved the Jarrett Smith booth for us at Philthy McNasty’s. The booth is a shrine of sorts to the former Warrior who now plays for the Hamilton Tiger Cats. “He’s tough,” the coach says of the player he recruited fresh out of high school. “Smart kid, too.” This is high praise from the Warriors head coach, who recognizes the power of persistence. “I think winning is the reward of hard work,” explains Triantifilou. It’s a lesson he learned as an undersized teen, regularly cut from his high school football team until, at last, in grade twelve, his relentlessefforts paid off. “They made me captain,” Triantifilou recalls* When he played for the Laurier Golden Hawks, Triantifilou encountered another obstacle: his rather cumbersome last name. “Triantifilou” (pronounced Tri-an-ti-fil-o) proved too daunting for local sports commentators, who referred to him simply as Number 22. The coach, wearing a denim shirt with the Warriors logo emblazoned on the side pocket, describes himself as “very blue-collar.” He worked briefly in a post office, but “was hungry to go to university.” Triantifilou,

however, who orders only a salad and a bowl of French onion soup, doesn’t seem all that hungry today. He assures me that a big appetite, along with a quick temper and a desire to win at all costs, are elements of the football coach stereotype that he works to defy.

“There were 8,500 people and they all hated us.” Speaking of stereotypes, Triantifilou, who is of Greek-Macaedonian descent, scoffs at the menu’s -Hercules salad. “Just because they put feta in it doesn’t make it Greek,” he explains. In the thrifty household of his youth, “Heck, feta cheese was there for guests. That’s like dessert. We never grew up having dessert.” But who needs dessert when football season is so sweet? 1999 was a winning year for the Warriors, who ranked first in the

OUA and fourth in the CIAU. Great strides for a varsity team that was performing dismally back in the mid80s, when Triantifilou first joined Waterloo’s coaching staff. This year, in a game the coach describes as “absolutely mystical,” the Warriors beat Laurier in a battle for theYates Cup. The Varsity Cup eluded them, however, as the team lost to St. Mary’s in the Atlantic Bowl. The Halifax experience proved disappointing all around. “We learned from it,” the coach concedes. But, he adds, “we didn’t like it.” St. Mary’ssports facilities left something to be desired. More troubling, though, was the general bad vibe given off by Halifax fans. “There were 8,500 people and they all hated us,” Triantifilou recalls. It’s clear how much the coach values sportsmanship. In fact, Triantifilou does his best to make football a gentleman’s sport. He regularly brings his wife and daughter to games in order to remind players that there is more to life than football. A truly successful football player has his eye on more than the CFL. “For the ideal Warrior,” explains Coach Triantifilou, “success is when he has a good job, puts food on the table and has a family.”

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Sagarmatha National Park and Mt. Everest (the Nepalese call it “Sagarmatha,” meaning goddess of the sky) are located in the Khumbu region in northeastern Nepal. The upper Khumbu region was designated a National Park by the NepaIese government in 1976 and as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) in 1979. The park borders Qomolangma Nature Preserve to the north in Tibet andMakalu-Barun National Park and Conservation Area in Nepal to the east. The park is made up of three distinct vegetation zones: forested lower zones made up of oak, pine,

birch and rhododendrons; alpine mid zones where dwarf rhododendron and juniper scrub dominate; and the upper alpine zone made up of moss and lichen. Tourism in Sagarmatha National Park has skyrocketed in recent years. Mountaineers and tourists create an enormous amount of waste, and the villages in the area are ill equipped to deal with the volume of waste generated. Contamination of the water supply for local villages and a decrease in the aesthetic value of the region is of great concern to the Everest 2000 Educational Trek. Our goal is to develop programs with schools in the Everest region where local children will work with

our team to conduct various environmental projects with their villages. The majority of these projects will be local clean-ups combined with a classroom component geared towards helping children appreciate the importance of a well-planned waste management strategy. The team will depart for Kathmandu on April 28 and will make their way to Everest Base Camp during the month of May. They will arrive as the first all-Canadian expe&ion and, led by experiencedclimber Byron Smith, will make their quest for the top. Details of this summit attempt can be found at http:// www.cbc.ca/everest2000. Byron is taking on the extra challenge of

bringing five million school children along on the climb. The students, from schools across Canada and elsewhere, will join him on avirtual climb of Everest by reading and viewing daily dispatches fromthe climber via the CBC Web site. CanadianYouthAbroadisanonprofit organization that has a mission to foster the development of relationships between Canadian youth and people around the world through the implementation of community-based projects geared towards resolving global, social and environmental issues. Anyone interested in participating in a trek to Nepal or Peru in 2001 should e-mail CYA at everest@kingston.net.

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pation. The way they glistened in the soft lighting, as though each piece was dancing for my chopsticks attention, was almost too much to bear. It was clear that the food that had been brought lo us was in fact not mere fish, but ambrosia. The Wasabi (Japanese horse radish) was fresh and potent. The ginger, used to clean one’s palate, was quite possibly taken from the garden of Eden. There is an ancient saying: To await pleasure is pleasure itself. The simple folks who claim this have obviously never left the sake (salmon sushi) at Sora to the end. Let there be no mistake. The pleasure came from the eating.

be found in His words. We could never discover the answer to our deep questions on our own, but the wonderful thing is that God has revealed everything we need to know. We simply need to hear His Word (the Bible) and believe it.

spoke quite plainly to the people then, and I pass on His words to you. He said: “Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. But because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me” Uohn 8:43-M). Satan has done an excellent job of deceiving the vast majority of humanity, but the truth is still to be found in God’s Word. We’re all at liberty to believe whatever we like, but only faith in the Lord JesusChrist can free you from your slavery to sin. Belief in anything else, despite all the sincerity and good intentions in the world, would leave you in bondage to sin. Believe in the Son and be free, now and forever.

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ender roles are quite prevalent in our society. From early childhood we are socialized to believe that all girls like dolls and all boys like trucks. Mothers look after the children, and fathers support the family financially. Girlfriends want flowers and gifts, and boyfriends want sex. Women are supposed to be subservient, while men must make all the important decisions, open doors, pay for dinner, and make the marriage proposal. While I highlight a number of extremely stereotypical roles, certainly there are many more subtle ones. Whether or not you believe that gender roles are valid or useful, they are inescapable. Gender roles become very interesting when considering samesex relationships. One might conclude that queer relationships work out better because both partners are following the same roles. Although, for the same reason, one may assume that same-sex relationships don’t work at all because half of the relationship’s roles are neglected. Of course, same-sex relationships work out no better or worse than heterosexual relationships, so some other explanation is necessary. A useful theory assumes that all individuals have both masculine and feminine characteristics, although

one set is predominant. When considering two individuals, one must be relatively more masculine and the other relatively more feminine. In heterosexual couples, we expect an individual’s sex will predict his or her predominant gender characteristics. In homosexual couples, it depends more on personality.

Gay men are sometimes referred to as L‘topS” or %ottoms.” The gay culture often labels individual women and men based on their predominating gender characteristics. Lesbians and gay men are often referred to as “but&” or “femme,” and men sometimes refer to themselves as “tops” or “bottoms.” These labels are generally used to express a person’s overall personality, and not their sexual behaviors, per se. Other labels for men include “straight acting” “flamy .” Interestingly, gay men often prefer to use the term “versatile” to

and indicate that they can be both a u top” and a “bottom”, sexually speaking. However, since it is more socially acceptable to be a top rather than a bottom, “versatile” is sometimes considered synonymous with “bottom” (especially in personal ads). As with all stereotypes and labels, the gender-typing ones aren’t very accurate. Gender roles are very loose in gay relationships and each partner often plays out different roles in different situations. Thus, a man may be a “bottom” in a sexual sense, but act very aggressive and macho in other ways. Likewise, a woman may come across as hutch, but espouse all of the nurturing and emotional characteristics of a “feminine” woman. When it comes down to it, most gay people dislike labels and stereotypes just as much as the average heterosexual person because of their inJccuracy. Because gender roles are prevalent, many feel it is socially undcceptable to act in a gender-atypical way. Doing so generally labels one as gay, whether or not this is true. While some choose to mask their feminine or masculine side, most gay people will agree that it is very liberating to act how one feels rather than how gender roles dictate they should act.

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If you are ill, and therefore unable to write an examination or hand in an assignment on time, it is imperative that you inform your professor immediately. It is I33 to do so by telephone and immediately follow up with an e-mail. The follow-up e-mail offers him/her a reminder that you will not be able to attend your examination or class and also, it provides you with dated confirmation of contact. You must contact UW’s Health Services on the same day of your illness. If you are physically able to attend, a nurse or doctor may see you and make an assessment of your condition. Ask for a “Verification

of Illness Form,” which the practitioner will fill out to indicate the severity and date of your illness. This document may be given to your professor to confirm your ill-ness. Since you did not notify Wealth Services at the time you were sick, they will not be able to confirm your illness or the severity of it through physical examination. However, a note can be given based on your description of your illness. Your professor may or may not accept this. If you saw a doctor outside of UW at the time of your illness, that physician may complete a UW “Vcrification of IIlness Form” by downloading it from the UW 1 health Services’ Web site at http:// healthservices.uwaterloo.ca. All information in this Jrticle was obtained from UW Health Services (ext. 3544). YOU can contact the Ombudsperson in the SLC, room 2128, 888-4567 ext. 2402, or e-mail mmiller@uwaterloo.ca.

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t’s worth noting that April 30 is the tax filing deadline. So, in this last issue of Imprint for the Winter term, I would like to share with you a few rhings to consider. Do you remember leaving a deposit with your landlord a year ago tb cover your last month’s rent? That’s the reason why your landlord’s not going to cash your cheque this month -he didn’t lose it. In all likelihood, he already cashed it more than a year ago. The good news is that you’re entitled to interest on the amount of your deposit. According to Subsection 1 X(6) of the Tenant Protection Act:

118. (6) A hilorii of a rental unit shall pay interest to the tenant annuully on the amount of the rent deposit at the rate of six percent per year. If you and your friends down a $1,600 deposit a year your landlord owes you at least (charge interest from the day cheque was cashed until the day of your last month). Unless

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landlord’s a really nice guy, you’re going to have to remind him about this obligation. Do you have a bank account that you only access when you’re here at school? If you’re not keeping a significant balance, it might be a good idea to empty your account

because, in my experience, the bank will happily continue to charge a maintenance fee until you come back. $20 is a lot to charge for nothing. Don’t close it, though, because your bank might charge up to $13 for that service. A good rule of thumb is to think of taxes whenever a significant event happens in your life. Getting a new job and moving somewhere to work are good examples. We already touched on negotiating a better compensation package last issue. Now, let’s talk moving expenses. The federal government provides tax assistance to those of us who have to relocate for employment or school. If you’re moving within Canada to be at least 40 kilometres closer to your place of work/study, you qualify for this deduction. Did youknow that the interest you pay on Government Student Loans is deductible? To save you some running around, before you leave Waterloo for good, ask the bank who sponsored your Student Loan for a statement of the interest you paid during the year. The amount of interest not claimed in the year you paid it can be carried forward and applied in any of the next five years’ returns. If you received a scholarship, remember to take advantage of the $500 exemption (simply subtract $500 from the total amounts of scholarship, fellowship and bursary amounts that you received). Schol-

arships received totaling less than $500 are not taxed. Next year, this exemption is being increased to $3,000. Don’t forget to claim the total rent you paid for your Ontario Property Tax Credit. This is found on theredhuedT1COntarioTaxform (as opposed to the blue Federal forms). You can get up to two per cent plus $250 back. If you lived in residence, add $25 to your occupancy cost. Get your sales tax credits. Everyone (who lives in Ontario) is entitled to a Basic Provincial Sales Tax credit. So, if you didn’t earn a cent and you’re not paying any taxes, you should still expect a refund of at least $100 for filing a return. In all likelihood, you also qualify for a GST tax credit. There isn’t an application for this credit - just check off “yes” to the question “are you applying for a GST Credit?” on the first page of your federal return, and the wheels will be put in motion. To quickly calculate what you’re going to get (assuming that you’re single with no dependents), subtract five per cent of your income above $26,284 from the sum of $205 and the lesser of $107 or two per cent of your income

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Engineering aid long overdue The original idea for EWB came allow them access to many of Co-op’s resources. in the fall of 1998 when Roter was talking to his room-mate, and coDr. Sujeet Chaudhuri, Dean of founder of EWB, Parker Mitchell. Engineering, has also offered strong hen you are young, YOU feel like you can change Both went on to do projects with a backing for EWB. Roter feels this the world. However, humanitarian bent for the Ontario support is evidence of UW’s desire to when the reality of change means Engineering Competition in 1999. internationalize its reputation. Internships for Canadian engiovercoming epidemic health probFeeling that many of the projects lems and lack of resources and infrawere too focused on financial gain, neering students are one of the three the duo decided it would be a good goals of EWB set out. Others are structure in the developing world, idea to get engineers involved in awareness and research sharing. this desire often can become an overmore humanitarian work. Roter explains, “What we are whelming obstacle or maybe just an issue you’d rather not deal with. Once the competition ended, trying to do with the internships is to George Roter has got this feel- I the idea was put on the back burner. team up with existing NGOs who ing inhis blood to change the world. It wasn’t until Roter’s summer travels might need engineering or techniHe is not, however, letting reality get to Europe and the Middle East that, cally-minded students to go down him down. Instead, it is propelling he claims, “I just got smarter. When and help them out. What we woutd him to do great thingsand find supply is the grass roots conother like-minded people to nection to the students.” join him in his humanitarian EWE3 has preliminar*P .. .I.. . 4. efforts. lly scheduled two internships Roter is a 1999 graduate in September in Uganda to of the UW engineering prooffer their .technical expergram who is working on his tise to AppropriateTechnoloMasters in Mechanical Engigies, a Ugandan NGO. Richneering. He is also one of the ard Kizito, EWB’s contact in co-founders of Engineers WithUganda, likes to describe the out Borders-Ingknieurs Sans water purification project as ZngBnieurs Sana Pmnti&res Front&es (EWB), a non-gov“participatory learning;” he George Rater ernmental organization wants to set up a centre where (NO) started here at UW in Sepyou see different parts of the world community members can learn how tember 19 99. Their mission is to inyou just become more aware of eveto build water filters for themselves. crease the effort applied by Canarything.” When he returned, he conEWB estimates that the cost for dian engineers and engineering stutacted Mitchell and things began to such a four-month internship is dents toward solving technological take off. around $8,000, including money for problems in the developing world. Armed with contacts at both the the NGO to help sustain on-going Roter admits that EWB is going University and in industry, EWB was projects. They are mainly seeking for the name association with the founded. Roter describes it as a “cofcorporate sponsorship. Roter beFrench aid agency, Medicins Sans fee shop organiztion. . .We were in a lieves that their selling point is quite Fronti&reeDoctors Without Borcoffee shop cn Toronto, borrowed a interesting. ders (DWB), which wasawarded the couple of sheets of paper from the UWaterloo engineering stuNobel Peace Prize in the summer of guys at the counter and just went dents are fairly sought after. As a 1999. crazy [with ideas].” company, what you might be able to “There are some ideas that are With their r&on d’5tre estabdo is sponsor one of these internships cohesive between the two organizalished, they approached ehe Direcand then have the student come to tions, but it’s not entirely based on tor of Co-op Bruce Lumsden who your company for a work term. This DWB.” was keen on their idea and agreed to mightbeawaytoget...astudentwith RENh

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It would be a good idea to get en&tneers invo ved in more humanitarian work. EWB’s second goal entails awareness of the organization and the technical problems faced by the developing world. Roter outlined his vision for a national level organization that looks after internships and a good deal of the funding. This organization would work with several regional chapters responsible for scheduling seminars and lectures dealing with actual technical challenges. Currently, EWB is looking at eight regional chapters for September. Roter describes EWB’s third goal as research sharing, and involves extensive use of the EWE! Web space. The goal is to create a resource of projects that can be implemented in developing countries. These projects would come from a pool of third and fourth-year sen-

ior thesis projects. Usually, a thesis project’s potential is lost once students graduate. With research sharing, students would be encouraged to pursue humanitarian-related projects. Also, student project ideas could be taken from the postings of NGOs who give EWB ideas of what technological challenges their nations are facing. Finally, at the end of the senior thesis, students could upload their work after a peer review to the EWB Web space. Once there, projects can be tackled by future students so that they can be implemented in a developing country. The ideaensures that student designs are not a wasted effort and that developing nations work to meet their technical challenges. Roter stresses that, despite the fact that EWB was founded by engineers, there is plenty of opportunity for other interested parties to get involved. In the coming months, EWB plans to develop itself and its contacts with existing NGOs “so that they can drive the research and give us ideas of what is needed because they have the direct community contact.” EWB will also be more vigorous in seeking internships and corporate funding to back their endeavours. Finally, Roter reiterates how important engineers’ involvement in humanitarian projects is. “Right now things are snowballing. It’s really taking off. + . I truly believe that a little bit of effort applied by engineers towards the developing world will go a long, long way. I think it is overdue.” For more info about Engineers Without Borders contact info@ewbisf.org. Check out their web space at http://www.ewb-isf.org.

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Terrence Sejnowski show that the human brain appears to construct conscious awareness in an after-thefact fashion, which they term “postdiction. n Their findings counter a leading hypothesis that visual awareness is predicative, extrapolating ahead of perceived events. The flash-lag phenomenon was initially noted in 19.58 and, more recently, recognized as a potential tool to probe puzzles of visual perception. Imagine you’re watching a moving ring or hoop, and a light flashes in the centre of the ring. “Although the flash is physically in the centre of the ring,” said Eagleman, “it is perceived to lag behind the ring. You can sometimes see this if you look at an airplane at night u the blinking lights may appear to be lagging behind the plane.” One popular hypothesis held that this was because our brains as-

sume the ring will continue in its path of motion and extrapolate its position forward. To test this theory, Eagleman and Sejnowski devised a set of simple

movement through space, at the instant of the flash they stopped or reversed its motion. “If the predictive hypothesis is correct,” said Eagleman, uone would expect the same result in each case, that is, the flash should appear to trail

behind because your brain is assuming thering will continue in its path.” Instead, they found that perception of the flash was dependent on where the ring moved after the flash. If the ring stopped, subjects reported the flash to be dead centre. If it reversed, the flash lagged in the other direction. “That’s a wacky result,” said Eagleman. “It means that your brain ollects information into the future of an event before it commits to what it thinks it saw at the time of the event.” The researchers followed these experiments with a set in which the ring was at a complete standstill at the time of the flash; immediately afterward it moved in one direction or another. They obtained the same results: the illusory displacement depended on where the ring moved after the flash occurred. “The flash always appears to

train the movement, when in reality it occupies the centre of the ring,” said Eagleman. And how long does the brain have to polish the past? “If I were to show a subject a flash and move the ring two weeks later, there would be no effect on perception,” said Eagleman. “So I asked: how long could I delay movement after the flash and still get the flash-lag effect?” That window turned out to be 80 milliseconds - a trite by our consciousclocks-but long enough to be clearly measured in the laboratory. Eagleman pointed out that this is an averaged number: “I don’t know, perhaps fighter pilots live less in the past than the rest of us/ Sejnowski added; aN~~ that we know our brain is stealing time from our visual awareness, we can begin to ask why. More surprises may be in store as we look for this missing time gap in the brain itself.”


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According to a study by Wirthlin Worldwide, an international publicopinion organization, environmentalism “has become deeply rooted in the US national psyche.” Two-thirds of Americans consider themselves

actively pro-environment, this report found, while only four per cent were found to be “unsympathetic” to environmental concerns. _ The first Earth Day initially served as a day to promote political activism on the environmental front. On that day, tens of thousands of Americans gathered in various sites around the United States to participate in marches and hear speakers rally the populace to the call of environmental protection. Governments heard the calls and

throughout the 1970s enacted a series of environmental protection laws that serve as the foundation for modern-day environmental protection. Today, many of those laws are coming under attack by opponents who claim they slow down economic growth by over-regulating business and industry. The political activism of Earth Day remains an important element of the celebration. in the years since the first Earth Day, the celebration has expanded to include a volunteer element. A

Although Earth Day may seem to be an event for stereotypical treehuggers and young school children, the fact that it has lasted so long and grown so much since its inception telIs the world that environmental concerns are less likely to take the back seat in public policy issues. Economic growth and capital gains are no longer enough to survive in the future. It is a healthy Mother Earth who will see us through.

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Acri tkd milestone was reached by four scientists at Queen’s University and the University of Guelph who have successfullymapped a little-known protein crystal structure. The team of scicntist$ se hoping to create more environmentally friendly pig manure and more cost-effective pork production. The scientists plan to iden;@ a thermally stable, modified E. coli phytase to replace commercial phytase within the next two or three JV%US.

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he University of Waterloo Nordic Ski Team was well represented at the Canadian College and University National Championship (CCUNC) last week in Canmore, Alberta. Ski team members Justin Faulkner, Kris Doyon, Ian Murray and coach Don MacKinnon made the trip out west. It was the first national college and university championship in history with skiers from 12 different schools representing all four post-secondary cross-country ski leagues in Canada. The event was originally scheduled for March 15 to 19 in Thunder Bay, but thi warm weather in Ontario this past month forced the competition to be moved. The university race series was held in conjunction with the national championships with the nation’s top ski racers in attendance. In each race, college and university skiers received an overall finishing position and a college and university position. Competition opened on March 21 with the men’s 30kmclassic race, on a very difficult course composed of four loops of 7.5 km with

the first 3.5 km of each loop being primarily uphill. Doyon and Murray finished fourth and 16th out of 20 university competitors and 19th and 42nd overall out of 58 competitors. These results left Waterloo in third, a mere one point ahead of Augustana College from Camrose, Alberta. Justin Faulkner flew in to complete the team for the 3 by Skm relay Thursday night under the lights of the 198 8 Olympic trails. Waterloo’s men’s team crossed the line fourth behind the strong teams of Lakehead, Carleton and Augustana, leaving the Warriors in fourth overall, two points backof Augustana. Lakehead easily captured the women’s relay competition. The weekend races took place further into the mountains from Canmore. The Mt. Shark ski facility has over four feet of snow covering the trails. Out of 25 university competitors, Faulkner finished 17th and 13th and Doyon finished 12th and 17th, while Murray placed seventh on both days. After the placings were tallied, the Warrior’s men’s team ended up in fourth place. The Carleton Ravens took home another first place to add to their collection of year 2000 banners,

Thisisfvlike, Mike, MikeandMikeJheywereinCanmore. which includes one from the Ontario Athletics Association. Lakehead took home the second place banner while Augustana captured third. On the women’s side, Lakehead captured first, ’ Augustana captured second and Laurentian finished third. Although Waterloo was not represented in the women’s category, it is hoped we will be

in the future as enthusiasm builds for this great event. Even though cross-country skiing is not a CLAU sport, the success of the event has created a lot of optimism for potentially getting the sport the CIAU stamp of approval. A huge thanks has to go out to Waterloo Nordic Ski team coach Don MacKinnon who got the inaugural event off the ground.

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Campus Recreation handed out its Spirit of Competition Awards to teams that best exemplify the principles of integrity, fairness, and respect. FairPlay Award Winners: BallHockey,Thrown Together; Basketball, Syde FX; Broomball, Fired Up; Ice Hockey, MennoKnights; Indoor Soccer, Hex; Volleyball, Diversity. ~wh~k~dWimPers:~Hockey,Flash; Basketball, Desperate; Broomball, Snogoons; Ice Hockey, East 1 Rehabs; Indoor Soccer, Perspolis; Volleyball, SD Dynasty.

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March Madness has prevailed over the PAC for the past three weeks as 84 teams have tried to survive CR basketball playoffs. At the end of the regular season, “Abba Zabba” led the A division, but were edged out by “Run ENV” in the second round. Ranked third coming into the tourney, “It doesn’t matter what” pulled off two straight wins, including a defensive battle with “Run ENV” to advance to the final, The second-seeded “Ruff Riders” survived the first two rounds, including an OT victory over “ACS Sprangers,” to earn a date to the big dance. Winning their third straight game by four points or less, “It doesn’t matter whatn cut down the nets after a 53-51 championship

“Blood Clot Bad Boys” prevailed over the “Hardcourt Thug?’ 36-24. The other five divisions in the B league also displayed some fierce* roundball action. From division 82 through B5, the respective winners were “Inter-Racial Kaos,” “Exit iv,n LzDesperate” and UWest E.” In the C league, “Mechscalibur” and the “South Penguins” survived semifinal games against “Unit 8” and %moke” respectively, to meet in the C 1 final. The UPenguins” went cold and “Mechscalibur” had a 54-5 1 victory. The other three C division titles were claimed by “WCRI-North,” U1312 Slanty” and “Syde FX.” The D division was won by the “Underdogs.”

The Winter 2000 Campus Recreation Soccer League has now come to an end. The champions and finalists of each division are: Motion Al Champs - Brownian Finalists - Steaua A2 Champs-ASADMF Finalists-United Nations Bl Champs - La Nationale Finalists - Mentaly Challenged B2 Champs-Vutos Lokas Finalists-Waterlogged B3 Champs - Menno Knights FinalistsPerspolis B4 ChampsFear and Loathing Finalists-Snipers FC Cl Champs - Sabre-Tooth Salmon Finalists-West

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Due to the large number of teams that turned out this term there were seven different finals. The A division was decided by L’Equipe Canada’s 6-4 win over WISA. The B division had a total of five different championship games. The uHammar Sharks” became the Bl champions with a convincing 1 l-2 win over the UDerelecs.” In the B2 championship game, uTent City” cruised to an easy victory over “V-force. ” CLB.Q.H,I.C.A.n took the B3 championship with a 7-3 win over the %narchists.” The B4 final was won by default by the “Individuals B.” The B5 final was a good fight to the end with “Enviro Studies” edging out uSunview’s Finest” for the crown by a 4-3 score. In the C division, “South 3” dominated the final game over “Mean Street Posse” and went on to a 12-3 win and the C division championship. Congatulationsand thanks to Alex Heam for keeping stats for the A division,

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Thanks Another fine term of Campus Recreation has almost come to an end. On behalf of those of us who are graduating, I’d like to say a big thank you to Campus Recreation for all the memories. To all the participants, volunteers andstaff that make UW Campus Recreation so amazing, we hope you’ll join us for some fun in the sun during the Spring term. Andrea

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he first ever “Power to Choose Charity Basketball Games” will take place on April 1 in the Physical Activities Complex. Proceeds from the event will go to St. John’s Kitchen, the Cambridge Community Table, the Big Brothers Association of K-W and AthIetes in Action of Waterloo. According to a Power to Choose press release, the event will “allow K-W’s top players to showcase their skills in a fun run ‘n’ gun afternoon of basketball.” Players will come from Wilfrid Laurier University, top former

collegiate basketball players from K-W, the 1998-99 Warrior graduating class and the area’s top high school all-stars. The fun begins at 1 p.m. with the women’s game while the men go on at 3: 15 p.m. According to the release, “The high school all-stars will play two short games against UW and WLU, and then the former stars will play two short games against UW and WLU.” Tickets are only $3.00 for students and $5 .OO for adults. Tickets will be avaliable at the door. Power to Choose organizer, form& Waterloo basketball all-star Mano Watsa, hopes that everyone “will be able to join us for an exciting day of basketball.”

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n sports today there seems to be a disturbing negative correlation between the amount of money an athlete earns and his or her common sense. From the National Football League to the Serie A, the Iure of Mammon has clouded some people’s decisions. There are some beauts that makes one say, “What in the name of Sam Juan Hill were you thinking, you overpaid bozo (no offense intended on the lovable clown)?” The National Hockey League, as of late, has been an excellent example of stupidity gone rampant. First, there was Marty McSorley’s hack and slash routine on Donald Brashear, which resulted in the former receiving a suspension for the rest of the season and the play-offs. Next, the NHL has been slow to implement the mandatory use of full visors. How slow, you ask? Well, the Catholic Church and Pope John Paul II were faster in apologizing for the past wrongs of his institution. Now, that’s slow. Just last week, Scott Niedermeyer, was demonstrating to the crowd how to wallop a Penguin from Pittsburgh. The troubles that the NHL has been experiencing haven’t been all on the ice. Ed Belfour, goaltender of the Dallas Stars, has been held in Fort Worth for possession of an illegal narcotic, ‘bribing an officer of the law and disorderly conduct. A great role model, isn’t he? Finally, there is Don Cherry. Judging from his past performances with the Colorado Rockies and the Mississauga Ice Dogs, Mr. Cherry knows hockey like Graham Leggatt knows football. Of course, football isn’t immune from this latest rash of stupidity. Paul Tagliabue, commis-

sioner of the National Football League, must feel that way every time he looks at a team roster since it more resembles a police line-up. Ray Lewis of Baltimore and Rae Carruth of Carolina have both been charged with murder, thus giving the NFL a matching set of black eyes. Denard Walker of Tennessee gave the exact same thing, but it was to the mother of his son instead. Matt O’Dwyer and Jumbo Elliot were involved in a bar brawl. These men are just some of the examples that have put the NFL to shame. Other athletes can also show the negative correlation. Eric Cantona, formerly of Manchester United,once in his career gave his Bruce Lee impersonation and kicked “anArsenal” in the chest. Diego Maradona of Argentina has attacked cameramen, embarrassed Napoli, Newell’s Old Boys and the Argentine national side with his drug habit. Currently, Maradona is in Habana in drug rehabilitation. From the sight of him, he looks like he’s just packed down a two-four. And then there’s Dennis Rodman, the freak of the National Basketball Association. Enough said! I know that the athletes of the University of Waterloo are good spokespeople and people to look up to. They are not like the NCAA athletes who go to some Conzo University just to play in their respective sports. But do me a favour. Don’t let me catch you crashing your Ferrari into an interstate median, treating your fiance like a speed bag or getting caught in a Turkish airport with some banned substance when you reach the big time. Otherwise, expect a visit from my little friends “Hector” and 5eamus” to give you the biz!


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ive years ago, Shannon Lyon was in Bill Braun’s basement studio making his first recording. With some nicer gear, and a lot more experience, he’s found himself back where he started. Shannon Lyon and I met recently at a local farmer’s market to discuss his latest release, Summer Blonde, over coffee. We sit in the food court as businessmen and high school students pass by, the faint smell of patchouli crossing the table and mixing with the aroma of Tim Horton’s coffee. As we talk, Lyon produces a black toque from his pocket, pulling it down over his straight blonde hair. The winter hat turned fashion accessory serves to disguise his trademark boyish looks as tufts of his blonde locks peek out from underneath. He is friendly and engaging - honest about his own need to mature as a person and a songwriter -and confident about having found the right path for his music and himself. Shannon Lyon first appeared on the music scene in 1995 as the Shannon Lyon Pop Explosion. The group released Buffa White on Swallow Records, a musical collective and independent record label that folded some time last year. “The Shannon Lyon Pop Explosion toured across Canada three

times,?’ remembers Lyon. BuffaZo White became a part of music history within the K-W music community and was followed up with two more albums on Swallow, the rock-inspired M~RuleandTalesofa~e~~owHeatz. For many musicians, the transitio,n from writing songs and performing music to making a living in the music industry is an impossible dream. The brutal truth is that many musicians find themselves living be* low the poverty line, eating cat food , to tide them over between gigs. Shannon Lyon has experienced F most aspects of the industry, and his survival as a professional musician is commendable. He is optimistic abbut ’ his future, and as he talks about the * experiences of the past five years, he reveals it to be a kind of catharsis. After the release of Mods Rule, Lyon took some time to leave the local music scene and go west to B.C. There has been a lot of speculation as to his reasons, but Lyon simply explains that he had “a lot of growing up to do,” both as a musician and as a person. “I went out West a boy and came back a man.” On the strength of his first two albums and his exceptional solo performances, Lyon was courted by several major labels both for publishing and recording deals. In the end, he opted out of all of them. “I kept my music,” he explains. He understands that allowing a label to publish his music would be like giving away his freedom.

Lyon says that schmoozing with major record companies isn’t all that it’s made out to be. Canadian musicians don’t garner the same hype or cash that their American counterparts do. “It’s not like New York where you’re setting up appointments and meeting for steak,” laughs Lyon. “I would be playing solo gigs, and I’d put down my guitar and walk off stage and talk to these guys from the record companies.” At one time, when Shannon Lyon held a number of shows in Toronto over eight weeks, there would be multiple A&R (artist and repetoire) execs at every show. Lyon returned to K-W empty handed, and signed with Squaredog Records, a move that has allowed him to maintain control of his music and his career. Shannon Lyon has endured a great deal of change over the past five years. There is the Shannon Lyon that released his honest and intimate record, Buffalo White - a recording punctuated by songs about lost love and living “under the stairs, in the laundry room.” How honest is Shannon Lyon? He actually did live under the stairs in the laundry room of his sister’s place for a short time. This Shannon Lyon is young and impressionable. He is earnest and forthcoming. Then there is the Shannon Lyon who I saw perform in the summer of

With mytimeoff, I’m a popular farmer of B.C.‘sokial herb. 1999. He was a tall, shy man who took the stage at a rock festival that had earlier featured self-destructing bands and punk rock and turned the mood upside down - his perfotmante engaging the crowd and silencing them with his melodies. Merwards, we spoke, and I heard the wordsof someone disillusioried with performing night after night in smoky bars for drunken patrons. Finally, there is the Shannon

Lyon that sits in front of me. He is noticeably changed and forthcoming, but not without his musical inrimacy or honesty. “Maybe it’s the sincerity of being true, being honest,n Lyon proposes. Although his latest CD has yet to be released in stores, Lyon was lucky enough to secure a spot on tour opening for Blue Rodeo, Fans were continued

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erhapS you’re unfamiliar with the bands I’m about to menP tion - I’ll forgive you, but allow me to fill you in. Solus and Jaww both reside in Toronto and both are solid heavyweights in the area’s metal scene, while Rapid Alloy is Kitchener-Waterloo’s homegrown answer to Metallica, keeping with the spirit of ‘tallica’s earlier, now classic, releases. In early 1999, Solus unleashed their second full-length death metal release,, Universal Bloodshed, to the metal masses worldwide. An unrelenting cross-Canada tour with Incantation followed the album’s release. While currently busy writing for their next full-length album, Solus has also been busy honing their skills by playing several shows in southern Ontario, including Toronto, St. Catharines, and on April 9, KitchenerWaterloo. According to Derek Harnanansingh, guitarist for the band, ccwe’re concentrating on some

Ontario shows; it seems that a lot of bands aren’t making it out to some of these areas. We want to get around right in our own backyard.” In February of this year, Jaww released their second album, the EP Li/&mebomb, which followsup their 1997 full-length, South Bound. Mixing death metal with elements of hardcore, Jaws plays a brand of metal that appeals to a wide audience. “The timing is finally right, for us and what we do” says leadvocalist, Doug McLarty, referring to the release of Lifetimebomb, “we have waited a longtime for this. . . this time expect a full-frontal assault! n Rapid Alloy is a different kind of beast altogether, being based in Kitchener, not exactly an areaknown for its surplus of metal bands. Fortied by frontman Mark Conrad, Rapid Alloy has just released their first independent full-length album, Euolution ofHeavy. Although Rapid Alloy centers around Conrad, some of the local area’s top metal personnel from other bands lent their assistance in the studio creation of Evolution of Heavy.

Now that the music is available to the public, it’s time for Conrad to solidify a permanent band lineup and play more live shows. Of course this will begin locally, but Conrad is already certain of where a much larger audience lies. “There’s definitely an audience here, but metal’s not taken as seriously in Canada as it is in places like Europe. My goal is to get the album released over there and then go play some shows.” Maybe it sounds like he’s setting his sights high, but once you see the band live in concert I’m sure you’ll agree it’s a goal that is not as far fetched as you might initially think. Just when it looked like Angry Buddha’z in Kitchener was set to become the leader in club-sized concert events in K-W, it burned to the ground in a fire responsible for $7 million in damage in downtown Kitchener two weeks ago. When the scheduled concert was first made officiaI,WiU Korbut, vocalist forsolus, was ecstatic such an event was being planned for Kitchener saying, ‘it’s about time something like this was set

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Thus, although the fire may ravaged the original venue, it obvious the spirit within everyinvoIved was strong enough to the show to a new location. After much searching, a new venue was found in Platinum Nightclub, situated in the same location that was previously home to the now legendary Volcano Club.The Solus/

Jaww/Rapid Alloy concert is being billed as “A ‘Space In Your Face’ Hostile Takeover.” The concert is

being presented by CKMS’ very own metal show, “Space In Your Face.” For more information on “Space In Your Face,” or the April 9 concert, please check out the “Cyberspace InYour Face” Web site at http://www.~gelfire.comiyf.


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here’s a new wave of dancing where people spin around on their heads and hands and do some pretty impressive and sometimes dangerous stuff. Last Friday, some of this talent was showcased in the Bombsheiter when the UWBreakers hosted GroundFX. According to UW Breaker Chris Ing, this was the club’s first attempt at “having a jam geared specifically towards breakdancing. n For people who are part of the club, GroundFX gave them the opportunity to show their stuff. “We wanted to give everyone a chance to breakdance in a

club setting and show off what they’ve learned.” UW Breakers were not the only ones participating in the event, as Breakers from Laurier, Western and McMaster also came to the event. “We invited other clubs and crew to represent. Basically we wanted to showcase breakers from different areas, with different styles.” Although at times, the atmosphere appeared to be that of a competition, Ing maintains that the whole idea of GroundFX was just to have fun. “We’re always trying to emphasize that breakdancing in our club is about working together, sharing ideas and having fun, It’s not about battling or competing with other crews, al-

though sometimes battling does encourage us to be more creative with our moves. *’

It was an opportunity to show their stuff. The UW Breakers started in the Fall of 1998. According to Ing, “It started with a group of guys who had been breakdancing back in each of their respective high schools. They started to meet regularly for prac-

tices and people came out to learn, Before long, we became an official club under the Federation of Students.” The club itself is separated into two parts. “There’s the club, which anyone is welcome to come join and participate in our open practices. Then there is a core performance crew, which host the public practices, but also hold private practices where we prepare for performances. The core crew is always looking for new members and we base our invitations on those who are enthusiastic and come out to our practices.” So how hard is it to learn how to breakdance? “It depends on your background and your enthusiasm.

Breakdancing can be a strenuous activity, so being physically fit or active always helps. Prior training in dance or gymnastics is also a benefit. I think enthusiasm has the greatest effect on how quickly someone can learn to breakdance. If you’re excited about dancing, and practice often enough, anyone can learn to breakdance. I’ve only been breaking for just over a year now. I’ve seen a lot of beginners who have picked up the basics in just a matter of weeks. We even have a couple of girls who just started last term and they’ve done six or seven shows with us.” Sounds easy, and generally there continued

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as expected, as ~mericun Beauty picked up the Best Picture, Actor (Kevin Spacey), Original Screenplay and Director trophies. Michael Caine won the second Oscar of his career in the Best Supporting Actor category. Caine was extremely gracious as he

accepted his award, paying tribute to all the other nominees in the category. Angelina Jolie, who was doing the Morticia Addamslook, picked up her first Oscar for her Best Supporting Actress role in Girl, Internrp#ed. Hilary Swank won Best Actress for her amazing performance as a woman living as a man in Boys Don? Despite much publicity about the attempts to shorten the traditionally epic ceremony, the show still ran four hours, an hour longer than intended. The interpretive dance numbers were cut and although the

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ened into a medley (apparently an attempt by the Academy to get around the South Park profanity issue), the “Blame Canada” segment was still funny, with Robin Williams singing and dancing in a chorus line of Mounties. The Academy paid tribute to past Best Song winners in a medley which featured Garth Brooks, Faith Hill and Isaac Hayes (who was almost completely surrounded by smoke so you couldn’t see him at all). The awards were entertaining, but nothing exciting happened, no celebrities who presented used the Oscars asa platform for their political beliefs, no one protested any of the lifetime achievement awards, The showwent off without a hitch, which probably made the Academy happy, but didn’t make for exciting home viewing.

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got quite the interesting phone number collection in my once empty, little black book now! Over the years, we’ve learned what we need to do to get these interviews and I’m gonna share it with you Airheads readers. . . sorry, I won’t be talkin’ about my favourite unsung Canadian band this week like anyone remembers Harem Scarem anyways. 1. Volunteer at CKMS. That instantly makes you a member of the esteemed media. 2. Read the local papers. Pick celebrities that have somethin’ to promote in the K-W area, or at least celebrities that have somethin’ to pro-

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around. Bestbet - send a fax aswell ascalling. A fax shows that you are legit media, not some psycho off the street. You need all the cred you can get. 5. Don’t take any crap from the publicists.Justbecauseyoudon’twork for CTV or whoever doesn’t make you any less important, especially if the famous person is doin’ somethin’ in K-W. CKMS is a community radio station that broadcasts to the’community and if the famous person is coming to our community then CKMS asa community radio station has a right to cover the event. If they continue to give you a problem, demand to speak to someone high& UP* To paraphrase Tommy LaSorda from those SlimFast commercials, “That’s how I do it. I baby you can do it too!” Sealy the Sea1 co-hosts The Garry Show, Monday afternoons

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between a Chinese family (the Sings) and an African American family (the O’Days). Han Sing (jet Li) escapes from prison in Hong Kong after hearing about his brother’s tragic death. Upon his arrival in America, he stumbles upon some evidence that leads him to meet Trish O’Day (Aaliyah). What happens after that is truly predictable and unoriginal. The two members of the rival families fall for each other, thus emphasizing the forbidden love aspect of Romeo &Juliet. What really pisses me off about this film is how the studio which produced it obviously wants to cash in on the now popular Hong Kong action genre, which is completely removed and completely different from that of the Hollywood action genre. Previous efforts have included bringing in John Woo, one of the

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girl with beauty, brains and heart. Weaving a web of fake e-mails, plotted phone calls andcontrived double dates, the two guys arrange to set each other up with the girls of their dreams, or so they think, The major downfall is that this teen comedy takes stereotypes to an all new level, The girl of Woodman’s desire, Ashley Grant paints a picture of the drop-dead gorgeous high school girl. The complication is that she is also a supreme idiot, She has absolutely no self confidence, insults all of the “non-cool” people in the school, and will do whatever it takes (including camping out on Woodman’s front porch in a bikini just to get his attention). Chris Campbell is another god-

awful character who’s simply interested in getting laid as quickly as possible. Although the other two lead characters actually have some dignity and intelligence, Woodman quickly forfeits that as he helps slimeball Campbell corrupt his best friend. In short, don’t watch this movie. It has a few cheap laughs, like the scene where Woodman’s geeky friend turns the Titantic ’ themed prom into a real disaster when he opens the gym floor to reveal the pool underneath. The film revels in stereotypical notions of what so called high school boys are supposed to be: silly, ignorant, obsessed with spending 24/7 and doing whatever it takes to get the girl.

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As a new artist signed to Warner Music, J. Englishman is off to a good start: a good album and an opening spot on Edwin’s new tour. Writing or co-writing ail of the songs and helping to produce the album, Englishman is given a large nmount of freedom for a new artist and this works well. Songs have their own sound and feel and do not make one long, same-sounding album. The mix of rock, pop and a bit of electronica make it interesting and fresh to listen to. Englishman sings and plays guitar on all the tracks, with various musicians for support. He has a few guests, including, as he calls her, Damhnait “Satan Spice” Doyle on backup vocals. Part of his mix of styles can probably be attributed to the mix of people he thanks in his liner notes (and I quote): “Type 0 Negative, Prince, Motley Crue, mmmmm.. . BRITNEY! Jeff Buckley (a flight of angels . . . ), Kurt Vonnegut, J.D. Salinger, Trojan Condoms, Corby’s Distilleries, the Molson Brewing company and the publishers of Fox Magazine.” There are I2 tracks, but when I put it in my CD player, the display said 22. Thinking there would be a couple extras, 1 was disappointed when I got to track 13 and heard only silence. So I started speeding through the tracks, and after 15 minutes of blank CD, I hit track 22, which is just an extended version of track three.

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Seventy-two minutes and two seconds of digitally created and recorded sound. That’s what Greg Toller, a UW math student born in Kingston, Ontario, has created. This album represents his third CD attempt, with his previous albums being Greg Tolfer ott Tour and It’s u Greg Toiler Christmas. The collection of songs on the album is indeed diverse. Unfortunately, the second track

New Wave punk-of-the-electronicmusic-scene band? Well, Greg Toller does. And many of his tracks seem to stem from a nostalgic yearning for a time when electronic music was just being born. Fortunately, there are only a few truly .Devo-esque tracks on the album. After the first few tracks, the CD begins to fracture in a few different ways. “La Plage Loufoque” and “Night Time” are two really good atmospheric psy-trance, Pink Floydesque tracks that really stand out on the album..If it had more songs like this and none like the others, the CD would stand a really good chance of being picked up. Y The other major direction represented on the album is that of gimmicky, prankish fooling around. A large number of the songs on the CD have rather inane lyrics and quirky topics that make you feel like you are listening in on personal jokes. There

is a place for this type of music, but it is just too hard to listen to when mixed in with the other styles. Imagine listening to an album featuring Devo, the Jerky Boys, Sarah McLachlan, Floyd and Richie Hawtin. Too scattered, too grating! On the production side, there are a few important things that T&r should consider. First, clarity is really a problem. Digital music allows the creator to clean-up samples and put them together in really crisp, clear ways that Toller just didn’t get. There was way too much static on this album. It felt like I was listening to a tape I found in my garage from 10 years ago. Also, I couldn’t actually get the CD into my player since he glued a piece of cardboard to the front of the CD so the slots in my player wouldn’t accept it. I had to find a friend with an older CD player to even listen to it and even then not all the tracks would play. This was acommon problem with a number of people who tried to listen to it. If Toller is rea,lly serious about his music, he does show some promise. But he has to stop putting tracks out because he and his friends think

they are funny and start putting things out that people might enjoy. Creating some sort of focus (if he wants to do funny, do funny; if he wants to do music, do music) and investing in a better microphone and editing software would really help future albums become less scattered and more enjoyable. And, they might even start to sell. continued

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