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ecent UW graduates John Baker and Anil Sabharwal are the brains behind Desire2Learn.com, an online education company that provides Webbased high school and university courses. Earlier this month, Baker graduated from the Systems Design Engineering program, while Sabharwal, the classvaledictorian,graduatedwith adegree in Math, specializinginComputer Sciente. Baker, a former co-op student, thought of starting his own business last year because none of 'the job postings appealed to him. "I didn't find anything that attracted me to a 'company," he told Imprint. As a result, Baker formed Systems Design Innovations (SDI) with his brother Paul and several friends. SDI developed online courseware to complement UW courses, including BIO 273, SYDE 31 2 and SYDE 542. In the winter 2000 term, over 800 UW students were using SDI's online courseware. "we hope to have a similar

number this year," said Baker. schoolslike the LouisianaTele-karnAsSDItookflight,the joboffers ing Center and the South East Kansas poured in. "Some of them were Education Center. Eight teachers good; some ofthem were amazing," help Baker and Sabharwal develop admitted Baker, but he and the courses. The latter is in the procSabharwalwanted to continue their ess of marketing online education pursuits in the online educatlon in- services toOntario school boards. Sabharwalexplained that online dustry before 'the market window closed," so they established courses are perfect for students in Desire2Learn.com inJanuary 2000. "special educatlon, adult educatlon, Althoughtheirnew office is lo- home schooling, as well as people cated at 72 Victoria Street South in who faded a course or who are at a Kitchener, withits trendy furniture, school that doesn't offer a certain panoramicwindowsand hardwood course." When asked if virtual hlgh floors it looks more hke a Manhattan penthouse. schools and universities will replace Desire2Learn.com provldes then traditional counterparts in the students wlth a variety of onllne future, Sabhanvalrephed, "Nothing education services, including chat, will ever replace the interaction [studiscussiongroups,instant messaging, dents] obtain ina classroomenvirone-mail and calendaring. ment.. .thesoaal skills they develop Current projects for at that young age are essential. It's Desire2Learn.com include the de- not something you can get on the velopmentof "server-side solutions" Internet." Baker and Sabha-pal became for theuniversity of Guelph's Hospitality and ~ o u & ~ ~ ~ ~ r o friendsin ~ r a 1996 m when they livednext and a distance education course in door to each other invillage One. As business partners, they think on the French listeningcomprehension. The UW graduates also man- samewavelength, often finishingeach age~irtual~igkchool.com, which other's sentences. T A b v t chemdevelopsonline and distanceeduca- istry that blendsprofessional'kmwith tion cburses for American high a sense of humour.

JohnBaker and Anil Sabharwal, foundersof Desire2Learn.com After graduation, Baker and Sabharwalresisted the temptation of emigrating to the US like thousands of other highly - . educated Canadians in search of better job opportunities. The UW graduates explained that Kitchener's proximity to a number of universities in Southern Ontario enables them to recruit "high-calibrestudents"IikeBrendan Murphy a UW Computer Science

student. Murphy explained that since Desire2Learn.comisarelativelysmall company, "I get the opportunity to doalotof differentjobs."Notmany people can say they workin a fun, yet professional environment, but according to Murphy, "There's never a dull moment" in the office, thanks to Baker and Sabharwal. "Both of them are really energetic."

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he biennial International AIDS Conference, which is being held this year in Durban, South Africa, never fails to be a hotbed of protest andupheaval. This year seems to be no exception, although it may be the most promising of these events since it was held in Vancouver in July, 1996. In Vancouver, researchers launched the viralload test, atestthat measured the amount of virus per millilitre of blood. Until then, a patient's status was predicted by measuring the amount of CD4 cells (cells that are involved in the body'sdefense mechanism)in the blood, which typically deplete as rhe diseaseprogresses. Aswell. the first results from patients using the "cocktail," adrugcombination which showed~romisinaresults i n t r e a t i n g ~ N / A l ~wereunveiled. s, The conference in Durban will be the first held in a developingcountry, anddelegates are optimisticabout the issues thatwill be at the forefront of the conference. Four years ago in Vancouver the issues specific to the developing world took centre stage for the first time. People in the West felt that they had a pretty good handle on the epidemic in North America and

wanted to focus the attention on where unsafe water, tuberculosisand discruninahon are still the main problems faced by people livingwlth HIV. That isn't the only thing that this year'sconference inDurban will have ~ncommonwlth Vancouver's. This will be the second tune that a head of state may not be in attendance. The first tlme occurred when Prime Minister Jean Chretiencaused an uproar by avoldlng the conference m Vancouver in order to duck awkward questions regarding his government's hesitation to renew the $42.2 million dollar National AIDS Strategy whrch was to explre in 1998. This year, South Afrrcan president Thabo Mbeki may not attend e~ther.Conference organizers had hoped that he would open the conference, but Mbeki has been on a campalgn against drug companies (the major sponsors of thls conference) who have refused to give him an antiretroviral drug, commonly known as AZT, at a reduced prlce that would allow his government to subsidize it for pregnant mothers. Studies from the conference in Vancouver claimed that in CBte d'Ivo~re,an entlre treatment regimen of AZT during pregnancy, which~sproven to reduce transmis-

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sionofthevirusto thebaby by 79 per cent, would cost $19.85 (U.S.) for each mother and save the government $3,655 per child in healthcare costsin the future.Although the drug manufacturer, Glaxo Wellcome, has -

South African resident Mbeki has resolved to find an African solution to an African problem cut the cost of the drug by over three quarters for sale to the SouthAfrican government, Mbeki and his cabinet maintain that it isstill too expensive. In April Mbeki wrot; to Bill Clinton and other world leadersasking them to join his crusade against those in the majoritywho accept that H N is Indeed the virus that causes AIDS. His case was weakened when South African news reports clalmed that many of the Web sites that Mbeki visrted to support his claims were maintained by people belng prosecuted for spreadingthevirusknow-

lngly through unsafe sex after they discovered they were infected with H N . Many of these people pleaded Innocent on the basis that they belleve that HIV does not cause AIDS, nor i s ~at deadly virusand they thereforecouldnot be heldresponsiblefor the death of a person they had infected. Mbeki also claims that studies have shown that AZT is ineffectwe and may even worsen the condition of people living with AIDS. Although the side effects from AZT have been known to range from nausea and headaches to anemla and degeneratlon of muscle tissue, these are seen only in long-term use of the drug at very hlgh doses. Other AIDS drugs wlth fewer srde effects are now avalable and the duratlon of the use of AZT for pregnant mothers is not enough time to cause any serlous damage. However, Mbekl has challenged world leaders to allow an open-mlnded approach to hls dealmg wlth the AIDS pandemic on the Afr~cancontinent. Although hls reasoning may seemunsound, Mbeki -unhke our own Prlme Minister -is makmg a conscious statement by hesitatmg to attend the AIDS conference in hls country. Mbeki has contested what he calls .the "super~mposalonof Western experience on Afrlcan real-

ity" and has resolved to find an African solution to a growing African problem, with or without support from the West. JillParsons will beattendrngthe International AIDS ConferenceJuly 9-14 in Durban with the support of Imprint, WPIRG and the Faculty of ScienceFoundation ofthe University ofwaterloo.


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he much antici p a t e d Webbased Access system can be "accessed" through UW's home page via the co-op education link. T o have "access" to Access, first time users will need to acquire a login password, whichcan be done sunply and easdy on the malnmenu screen of the new system. The new Access system is very "accessible." Users can view all jobs avadable for a clty, a country, and even for places as obscure as Hanover o r Durham. The straightforward format is

not much different than the old Accesssystem. Userswill now point and clickto "access" thesubheadings:Jobs, Interviews, Applications, Ranlungs, Continuous Applications and Continuous Offers. Only relevant information is given for each user. So come on all you crazy cooDers. It's timevou accessed thenew accessibleAccesssystem.

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pionships. Thisallowsuniversitiesin other parts of Canada to concentrate their funds in a more direct way. The change in rules governing scholarships by the CIAU raises many controversial questions about athletics in a University setting. Chris McPhee is a 21-year-old Canadian student who currently attends theuniversity of Detroit Mercy on a full trackscholarship. McPhee receives roughly $20,000 a year to cover the cost of tuition, living expenses and spending money while attending track meets. According to McPhee, the only

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academic requirement to receive a scholarship in the U.S. is t o pass the SAT. He seesthe results of the American style scholarships first-hand. These can range from cheating on the SAT to ensure a scholarship, to letting academic performance slide due to the pressureonthe athletesto maintain a rigid practice schedule. "I think the function of a University should definitely be learning first,"statesMcPhee, "[and] it'sdefinitely unfair that I get to go to University because 1 can run faster than others." Although he is grateful to the University of Detroit Mercy for the education opportunities, he feels an obligation toward the University to perform at his peak.

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work together to put on the event, wh1chcostsabout$35,000. The Canada Day celebration started out 16 years ago w ~ t ah small group of students puttlng together the event and hostlng it on the Village Green. While there were no fireworks In the beginning, the event remained popular and fireworks wereadded several years later. Popularity in the region wasso strongthat the eventoutgrew theV11lageGreen and moved to the Columbia Lake Fields where according t o Canada Day Co-

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But McPhee k q p s things in perspective when he asks "What does athletics add to the University? How does cross-country, track or football better the University?" McCrae would seem to agree with McPhee and sees thisnew policy as ". . . a part of the slippery slope" towards the American modelof scholarships. She feels that within the University, academicsshould receive the majority of attelltion of the student-athletes. "The primary mandate of the University is to provide you with opportunities to educate yourself. I see sport enhancing your educational experience. Not sport leading your educational experience."

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RAT10hd 45 , Day with their friendsand family. The event is an annual tradition that is put on by the University of Waterloo and the Federation of Students. Saturday's fireworksdisplaywillrepresentthe 16th anniversary of UW playing an im-

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celebrationsisamusically enhanced fireworks display at 10 p.m. The event is put on by about 300 student volunteers, including a core group of 30. They

Dolbey, i t has "evolved over the years into a great celebration forthe community." So if you are looking for something fun t o do to.celebrate your great Canadian pride, head on over to North Campus and experience Canada Day UW style.


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e world will at "Canadaisthe rica," the latest ercials have adathat has isement

cult, seeing as Joe represents every Canadian that havever felt a sense of pride in this nation. Anyone who has traveled outside of the country knowsthe irony of the statement "I don't live in an igloo, or eat blubber, or own a dogsled." Those who have travelled abroad know that having your country's flag sewn onto your back~ackmeans that you will be treated with respect, because people realize that you are

hearthe screamsof fellow Canadiansas they agree with what Joe is sayingand the crowd goes nuts when they hear the kicker: that Canada is the "best part of North America." Ending with a polite "Thank you," the rant and commercialend. It leaves the viewer with a sense of national pride. For a long time, it was believed that Canadians were apathetictowardstheir nation, but after this

B o d o f Directors President, Robin Stewart Vice-president, Gaig Hickie Treasurer, Mike Habicher Secretary, Rachel E. Beattie Director-at-large, vacant StaHLiaison, vacant Contributors Jodi Andruszkiewicz, Susan Bubak, Michellt Cheng, Dennis Chu, Graham Duke, Emma Allison Fleming, Durshan Ganthan, Mikt Habicher, Warren Hagey, Chrs Inch, Janict Jim, Marianna Klement, Matt Lefebvre Maghan Lobsinger, Ryan Matthew Merkle~Jil Parsons, Ryan Porter, Ryan T. Porter, A. H Quiller, Kate Schwass, Devon Scoble, Mezanit Stuparyk, Marius Turski, Michelle Vergeer Shannon Willis, Yawd Imprint is the official student newspaper of tht Universitv of Waterloo. It is an editorially inde pendent newspaper published by Imprint Pub lications,Waterloo, acorporationwithoutshan capital. Imprint is a member of the Ontaric Community Newspaper Association (OCNA). Imprint is published every Friday dunng fa1 and winter terms, and every second Fridaj during the .spring term. Imprint reserves tht right to screen, edit, and refuse advertising Imprint ISSN 0706-7380. Imprint CDN Put Mail Product Sales Agreement no. 554677 Address mail to: Imprint Student Life Centre, Room 1116 University of Waterloo Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G1 Tel: 5 19-888-4048 Fax: 5 19-884-7800 hrrp://imprint.uw~ferloo.ca editor@imprint.uwaterloo.ca

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and noble animal." Who could d~sagrekwith this statement after seeingthe ad andwatching as the beaver stands on it's haunches, tall and proud? The beaver in the ad fillstheviewer with a sense of pride. It's hard not to have respect for an animal that can cut down huge trees with only its teeth. Of course, "a toque is a hat," and "a chesterfield is a couch." When Joe starts yelling about Canada being the "second largest landmass" and the "first nation of hockey," the crowd in the advertisementgoeswi1d.Youcan

It is a n a t b d &nn like this one that is helpingto - - as acountry, rather with 10provinces a zens are proud toy and are embracing their nation, even if it is just a little more than last year. Join in the latest sweepof nabond pride and let people know that you are Canadian. There iscertainlynothingwrongwith knowingthat Canadais definitelythe "best part of NorthAmerica." Thank you.

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ast December 6,10 years to the day sincea feminist-hatinggun-manmassacred 14 female engineering students in Montreal, Ilistened to panellistsonCBC's Tbls Momtng discuss violence against womenandwhat,ifanything,hadchanged duringthe 1990sin thewakeof theshootings at the l'Ecole Polytecnique. There was the usual range of opinions, but one guest came out and said what some others think, but are probably afrad to expressin public..He suggestedthattoo much was being made out of the event because the MontrCal massacre was an extreme occurrence perpetrated by a madman. For him, this was an isolated incidentandnot at all indicativeof acrisis or systematicproblems in society. I have to say, Ididn'tquite followthis line of reasoning. Less than nine months prior tothebroadcast, my wife'sco-worker at the Hawkins-NevilleCommunity Centre in Fredericton, New Brunswick had beenmurderedby her partner. OnMarch 20,1999 Theresa Legacy was rushed to the hospital with life threatening stab wounds to her abdomen. The knife had punctured her liver. In spite of being

transferred to a better hospital in Halifax, she died five days later. Even though it was now December, many were still having trouble coming to terms with Theresa'sdeath. Therew q the guilt of knowing that Theresa was being abused and that no one had been able to step in sooner. There was the sadnessof watching her four year-old daughter Chelsea being sent off to live with aunts and knowing that no one should have to grow up having lost their mother to their father's murderous impulse. But most of all there was anger. Anger at the violent man who thought that he should have his way at all costs and who made people feel helplessand vengeful. Ang5r at a to& that aid little to no attention to Theresa's death. Anger at a justice system that allowed the accused to plead guilty to manslaughter and be sentenced to only 10 years. Iwas reminded again of the commentator's obsewations last week when news broke of Gillian Hadley's horrific murder in Pickering. Chased naked across her front lawn trying to deliver her baby to safety, she was pulled back in the house by her enraged ex-husband and shot in the head. The Hadley case was perhaps even more disturbingthan some others (to the

extent that you can even compare these things), because she had apparently gone through allthe steps necessary to keep her ex-husband away from her. During the 1990s the number of spousalhomicides have dropped close to 20percent. Stil1,in 1998,57womenwere killed by their current or former spouse. I like to think that the December 6 Memorial has played some role in reducing the number of deaths. Ialso hope that it forces many to think about the women who did lose their lives and the countless others who suffer abuse, that, while not ending their lives, greatly reduces the quality of them: The MontrCal Massacre was an extreme event, but nevertheless symbolicof violence that occurs every day. But in the end, December 6 should really only be a startingpoint. If Theresa Legacy's death on March 25 and Gillian Hadley's death on June 21 teach us anything, it is that we need to be vigilant and work for change every day of the year. -Scott Gordon,Editor-in-Chief


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hat has happened to uwstudent.org? They have been missingin action all week.They were the best link to the university! My particular interest is the student competitions and I was initially attracted to them for the day by day coverage of Formula SAE. All institutions need a water cooler and it looked like that's what they were becoming. Any institution that would feel threatened by an upstart like the uwstudent.org is surely in danger of collapse. Last week I attended an alumni function in Toronto to hear Dr. Johnston speak of his vision for the university. He spoke of an institution with verve and heart, populated by people with a propensity for action. UW needs uwstudent.org. Let's hope their absence is only technical and temporary. -George Duszkowski * Mech Eng '73

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am writing in response t o Milton Chan's article "The on-going saga of Milton Chan versus the Feds" in the June 16issue of Imprint. I do not wish to comment o n Milton's situation with the Federation; rather, I wouldlike to deal withMilton's statement that "CRO Awey Peters blatantly lied to Imprint in the last issue when she claimed that we refused to substantiate our allegations." I findit hard t o believe that Imprint would even print such an unsubstantiated accusation. The statement that Awey Peters would lie to Imprint (or anyone for that matter) is unfounded and has not been demonstrated with any proof throughout this ordeal. As a former volunteer and employee of

the Federation for the past eight years, Avvey has been known and recognized for her dedication, hard work andcommitment to improving the quality of student life at UW. Moreover, every Federation executive and employee remarks on her ability to remain neutral while dealing with the sensitive and sometimes controversial situations that arise every year. If that isn't sufficient, each and every student is free to look through the decisions reached by the Referendum Committee. In reviewing this material, anyone should see that Avvey did her job correctly and truthfully. She is truly one of the university's best employees. ChrisHarold Former Vice-President, Internal Federation ofStudents 1999-2000

A little more on sex To the Editor,

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n response to the articles entitled "A sexy letter," and "An even sexier letter": As the battle of words rages on, I feel inclined to express my own thoughts on the issue of "sex." My stance on the issue is (of course) what I believe to be right not just because it ismine though, but because Ifeel it represents the position of our great Creator Himself. Please consider the words from the Great Book: ". . .a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh (Genesis 2:24)." From the beginning of creation, God'sintention for sex isclear. There can be no doubt that the intimacy and commitment achieved in sexual union must be reserved for marriage. Callitwhat you will, sex is agift from God. What do you normally d o when you receive a gift from someone?Abuse it? Use it in ways for which it was not intended? If your parents bought you a new Porsche

for your birthday would you immediately go out and drive it into a tree? A sincere attitude of thankfulness demands that one use the gift appropriately. Godgave useyes for seeing and sex for marriage. Does it not follow that justas you wouldnot use your eyes for hearing you likewise cannot use sex for other purposes? A gift is subject to the intentionsof the giver: your parents gave the car to you so you could drive it to work, not into a tree. "So what," youconveniently fire backat me in response "that'sYOUR opinion.. .who says Ishould believe what you believe!?!" As a trained criticalUniversity thinker, I congratulate you on an excellent reaction, but ask you to consider the following: all in all, it does not come down to questions of belief, questions of sex or no sex, opinions, morals, or life philosophies. It comes down to the question of judgement. Do you wish to be rewarded or ounished? I am positive that if you examine your life, yourgoals, your valuesand your past experiences, you will certainly be convinced of what thev attest to: vour own as well as mankind's tendency to pursue reward and avoid punishment is undeniable. The fact that you are a being-who seeks reward iscentral to your life. It points to the fact that Jesus IS the One for you. He has and will have the final say regardless of the issue arhand. -Jamie Springall 2B English andAppliedStudies

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s I was reading Charles Bergeron's June 16 letter, I couldn't help but chuckle. I, like Charles, am a Progressive Conservative. I am also disenfranchised with the current d~rectionof the federal Tory party. However, Mr. Bergeron seems to deduce that the person who is best fit to be our next Prime Min-

isteris Joe Clark, not by outlining his positive attributes, but by mudslinging the candidatesfor the leadership of the Canadian Alliance, the main electoral competition for the PCs. For the benefit of those who need refreshing, let's explore the traits of Joe Clark that Mr. Bergeron conveniently failed to illustrate. Joe Clark isa former Prime Minister, and one who did not even hold office for one year until his government collapsed. Joe Clark is a man who, since being re-elected leader of the federal Tories, has done next to nothingto resuscitate the diminutive position of his party. Joe Clark is a man of indecisiveness, who, when asked if he will seek elected office .before the next election, has answered a) No, then b) Yes, and c) N o (again). His reasons were a) he wanted to rebuild the party from outside of Parliament (this has not happened), b) because he was pressured by the media (illustrative of Clark's lack of cqnviction), and c) because he now believes that the Liberalswilldefinitelvcallan election this autumn (howhe is privy to knowledge that only a Liberal would have is beyond me, considering HE IS A TORY!) I also fail to see exactly what Mr. Bergeron is trying to accomplish by attacking the characters of the Alliance leadership candidates. Hisattempts at discrediting Preston Manning, Stockwell Day and Tom Long are nothing more than the malodorous scent of childish arrogance. Sowhat if Mr. Day doesn't support abortion? So what if he and Manning are "religious conservatives?" Do these attributes affect their ability togovern? Mr. Bergeron also states that Tom Long is "aninsincere-loolung individual." I fail to see how one is able to judge political insincerity simply by the appearance of another. If Mr. Bergeron's negative attitude and aversion towards otherson the right of the political spectrum are indicative of other Clarkloyalists, my decision of which right-wingparty to a

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support during the nCxt federal election will become a lot easier. -Ryan O'Connor MembmhipDirector, UWCampus Tories

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mprint is famous for misquoting people, but I hope you don't make a habit of putting words into people'smouths.You managed to do so (to me!) in last week's article about the Open CECS Online (OCO) project. I never uttered the words that you attributed to me in the very last sentence of the article andso kindly displayed in the breaker. How on earth did you come up with that? Unfortunately it reflects badly not onlv on me but on the entire O C O team who are working hard to convince IST that we are honestly just trying to help. I hope youwillretract thequote. I also have some good news to report: in a meeting last week with IST we made abreakthrough and we now anticipate that student developers will be able to work with IST staff on the new system for co-op. Interested volunteers can email

-Simon Woodside OCOExecutive

Imprint letters: Everyone is entitled to your opinion.

T h e Forum Section enables members of the University of Waterloocommunity topresent viewson various issues through letters to the editor andlonger comment pieces. Letters shouldnot exceed 350 words in length. Letters must be signed, including a phone number. Letters willnot be printedif the Editor-in-Chief cannot identify the author. They can be submitted to: ktters@imprint.uwaterloo.ca. Letters received i n electronic form (e.g. fax & email) dnotbeprintedunlessaphone number for verification is included. All material is subject to editing for brevity and clarity. The editor reserves the right to refuse to publish letters or articles which are judged to be libellous or discriminateryon the basis ofgender, race, religion or sexual orientation. The opinions expressed through columns, comment pieces, letters andother articles are strictly thoseofthe authors, not the opinions o f h p r i n t .


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What word would you use to describe Canadians?

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"Obedient."

"Patriotic."

"Happy

"Good-natured."

"Justtoo nice."

Jeff Puim 3A Political Science

Casey Murray 2B Math 6 Accounting

Ryan Eagles Clubs Director

Dave Harmsworth Masters Math

Mark Daalderop 2B Science

"Eclectic."

"Damn sexy!"

"Stereotypical."

"Non-American."

Meaghan Johnson Arts, non-degree

Pam, Meghan & Kate Sexy campus employees

Grace 4A Computer Science

Shannon Willis Feds VP admin. 6 finance

"Generallyapathetic -except for me!" Amy MacArthur Health Studies grad

the Marketing DirectorIProgrammer, Craig Cardiff, andthe Special EventslOrientation Co-ordinator, Alyson Woloshyn, Iamresponsible for promoting the Feds business activities. The VPAF also works closely with theMarketing team on special projectssuch as the Student Handbook, available each September. Another quality product of this group is the Feds CD-ROM. Imust admit, though, that the Web page, http://www.feds.uwaterloo.ca, excites me the most! As a member of the Federation Orientation Committee (FOC), I advise in matters such as budgeting, contracts, sponsorship and use of Feds businesses. One of the Orientation sub-committeesin which I have the pleasure to be involvedisTOGA.Thiseventseems to get bigger and better each year! I must say that the Federation Orientation Committeeinvolvesmany hard-working volunteers from across all faculties, residences and affiliatedcolleges.In fact, it isone of the most dedicated groups of volunteers that I have ever had the pleasure of working with. I amalso the signingauthority for the Federation of Students. I authorize cheque requests and purchase orders from clubs and services. I also sign cheques on behalf of the organization.TheVPAF oversees the pursuit of contracts and sponsorship involving any affiliation with the Federation.

"Heis no foolwhogiveswhat hecannot keep togain what hecannot lose. " ur society is centered around having things. We're influenced to be consumers and to spend our time striving to gain more possessionsand accumulatewealth. Even in the high-tech age, the Americad Canadian dream remains the same. So what is the Christian perspective on seeking materialwealth? The above quote from Jim Elliot sums it up nicely, echoing the words of the Lord Jesus Christ: "For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses h s ownsoul?" (Mark 8:36). In the Bible we learn that there are more important things than what you have in this world. That'snot to say that Christians view material things as evil. Some professedChristianshave takenantimaterialism to such an extreme that they see the physical realm as an obstacle to be overcome in reaching a higher spiritual plane, but such thinking is not Biblical. In fact, Paul the apostle wrote against such mistaken notions in his letter to the Colossians(see 2:20-23). The truth is that God created everything, including the physical world, and although humans have done evil with what was created for good, material things are not inherently evil, and we should be thankful for what God has provided. There's nothing wrong with money, but we are to use it, not love it. The important thing is having the right attitude toward material

things. Although we need to have certain things andmake use of them, we are not to make it our goal to amasspossessions.A few Biblicalverses will help to further clarifythe Christian position: "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth ...but lay up for yourselvestreasuresin heaven" (Matthew 6:19-20); "The things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal" (2 Corinthians 4:18); "For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out" (1Timothy 6:7). The Lord Jesusonce tolda story about a rich man who thought he hadeverything (seeLuke 12: 13-34).

No doubt you recognize his frequently quoted words: "Eat, drink, and be merry," what you probably aren't familiarwith isGod'sresponse to that man. He called him a fool for his short-sightedness. In the story, the rich man died that very night, and all of his accumulated goods were for nothingwhat are you seekingin life?Are you strivingfor possessions? Cars, houses, and money will all pass away, but your soul will last forever. Wouldn't you rather have everything for life here and for eternity? Wouldn't you like to know the One who possesses all things? God can and will give you everything worth having if you only trust in Him.

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Selected tales of travelling the True North strong

appearance. I thought it was just the cold weather, but 40 ktn outside of town headingwest on Highway 17, the change back togreen is dramatic.

well, some which can't be identified "for political reasons." Currently they're helping to make the new American $1coins.

Da 12: 7:00 PM B& National Park

Undeniably,theRockiesarethemost magnificent things I have ever seen, Dav 3: time unandthe town of Banff, nesknown tled in the Albertan half of the park, is like something Sault Ste. Marie It's incredibly warm down out of a fairy tale. The shops are small; a gentle here by the waterfront in snowfall keeps a near-perSault Ste Marie. This is a steel town- you can smell fect layer of white trim on everyhng, but ifsstillwarm it in the air. Everyone drives enough that a light coat is Pontiacs. Day 4: 9:48 PM comfortable. Kakabeka Falls The Banff HI hostel The guy I spoke to this was full last night, so Idrove morning at 1-800-ONout to the campground TAR10 who told me that where I spent the night. It Kakabeka Falls Provincial was wet, it was cold, I was Park is open year round miserable. Thismomin&my for camping - is either a three-season tent had an fool or a liar, so I'm spendinch of snowon it and I had ing the night in Happyland, to dig out my stove to make a campground and trailer breakfast. Elk were grazing park. I thoughttrailerswere just down the road. I resupposed to have wheels. solved to hike up Sulphur Welcome to redneck hell. Mountain. This really is a different Sure you can take the world. Even at the mall, I gondola up, but it was $18 felt like an outsider. and I figured the exercise Happyland has runningpowould do me good. My table well water. real bathLPC said the hike should rooms, showers, and free take 1.25 hoursifyou don't firewood. Not bad for $17. fool around. Myself and Theselandsare badderthanshaft. (Damn right, Baby!) Rednecks live well. the group of exchange stuCampfires are probdents I latched onto took ably the loneliest thing about this Day 8: 11:43 AM CST three hours. trip. They deserve to be shared. The a Moose Jaw laundromat I can't remember the last time I night is warm and the bugs are terri- Left Winnipeg late yesterday after hurtthismuch. It feltsooogoodto sit ble. Theproto-mosquitosaren'tbitdiscovering the most amazing mu- down in the restaurant at the top. ing much, but the buzzing is annoy- seum: the Museum of Man and Fortunately, the gondola ride down ing. The wild cockroaches like my Nature in Winnipeg's Centennial was free and the Upper Hot Springs

cat; that the win; has been exposed to air and has since oxidized; iv. SwisWswirlthe wine highin the glass and then take a deep breath to sample the bouquet; v. Cleanse your pallet, either by sippmgasmall amount of thewine to wash your tongue or by chewing an unflavoured, absorbent food like bread or wheat crackers; vi. Take a decent swig of the wine and wash it back and forth through your mouth before passing it to the front of your mouth to start "slurping" on it to draw more of the vapours out; vii. Swallow. Repeat as often as necessary. People were smoking outside the hostel entrance. Not tobacco. The Lake Louise hostel spoiled me. My bunkmate here snores. Fortunately he's a light sleeper and my rolling over wakes him up. Often.

Day 15: 9:00 PM Spirit of Vancouver ferry Wreck Beach really does have naked people! Mostly men. Vancouver felt too much like Toronto for my taste, so I'm leaving for the island. The ferry from Tsawassen to Swartz Bay has state rooms (for my convenience, $25 +GST!) and coin-operated vibratingchairs.

Day 16: 7:45 PM Pacific Rim National Park Victoriawasmore of what I expected to find out here: the people were friendlier and the whole place felt much more relaxed. I once heard Vancouver described as Canada's

justice to the depth and texture of the Columbia Icefields? I never really understood the term "tree line" before visitingthe Rockies, andnow I'm left to marvel at the sheer ability of nature to rearrange the landscape, and ability of livingthingsto adapt to those changes. How do the mountain goats get up there, anyway?

Day 21: 12:OO AM Vermillion ProvincialPark The West EdmontonMall isHUGE! I don't know whether to be amazed or appalled, but there's something disturbing about a shopping centrk where some chains have two outlets, just to make sure. Whyte Street was much more my speed. The street numbering even makes sense here - Calgary take note! (NoPST is anice touch too -Ontario take note.)

Day 23: 2:00 AM Dauphin, Manitoba Time zonesw~rka~ainst you driving east. The Boston Pizza in Yorkton, Saskatchwan is amazing. Eat there. Tomorrow: back to Ontario.

Day 25: 1:00 AM Toronto Thunder Bay toToronto is 1400km, the 12 hour drive bringing my total trip to over 11,000km. My car needs an oil change. And a wash. I need a nap.


UW prof studies environmental risks in Uganda Toxicants in Lake Victoria seen as a big issue BY MAGDA

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ustainable resource development is an issue that will continue to pose increasing challenges to us in the coming years and decades as we are pressedto find ways in whichto livein harmony with our planet. Dr. George Dixon, of Waterloo's own biology department, was in Uganda from May 9 to 20, tackling the issue head on. Dixon was working- with United Nations University, an organization which attempts to d e v e l o ~relationships between universities in the thiid world andihose in ~ u r o andNorth ~e America to help them problem-solve issues in their own countries. The project involves lookinginto the feasibilityof creatingatoxicology research centre at Makarere University in Uganda's capital city, Kampala. This type of centre is of particular importance in that area, Dixon said, because of its proximity to Lake Victoria, the world'slargest fresh-water lake and amajor source of food for people in Uganda and nearby Kenya and Tanzania. "What we're lookingat initially is trying to develop a centre at Makarere University that would both act in graduate education and

allow Ugandans to work on problems with in Canada, Ugandan sewage treatment plants environmental risk assessment and contami- were designed for a much smaller population, nants flowing so about 20 per cent of into lake ~ i c ; Kampala's toria," Dixon sewage flows said. "What into the lake we see there untreated. is an opporOne matunity for jor issue people at Uganda will Makarere to need to anwork with different relswer in the evant intercoming national oryears, Dixon ganizations said, is the deforestation that are in the area. . .to alof the water low them to shed due to x o n the possibility ofsettingupa the use of start to iden- ~ r~ .e o r ~ e ~ i studied tify what are toxicologycentrein Uganda. wood for some of the cooking. topics that Thisresultsin studentsat Makarere should be looking at and soil eroding into the lake, causing nutrientwhere is the expertise required." loading and increased growth of potentiallyEnvironmental issues facing Uganda are fatal blue-green algae. . The urgency of setting up a toxicological similar to those facing Canada, Dixon said, and only really differ in degree. For example, like research centre in Uganda stems from climate Canadians, Ugandanswill have to face the issue differences between Uganda and most Euroof sewage contaminationof theirwater; unlike pean and North American countries where

most toxicological research has been done. Uganda's climate promotes rich biodiversity and rapid growth, which may differ significantly from a lot of temperate climates. "Because you're dealing with a tropical climate with different types of limnology, it's not altogether clear that chemical contaminants would behave in the same way there as they do in a temperate climate." Dixon said. "It's important that they develop an expertise in their own right to start to look at the implications of some of those environmental concerns in the tropical environment." Dixon said that his trip proved very positive and that he believes there exists tremendous potential for the formation of a research centre aroundLakeVictoria. The first steps, he said, are to start working with people at Makarere University to determine the issues, to attract the resources, and to initiate networking with the government and other toxicological research centres. Most importantly, Ugandans need to develop collaborative relationships with other nations around Lake Victoria and other research centres around the world. "The stakeholders in different countries can start to worry more about the lake than about the boundaries between different countries," Dixon said.

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Speak softly and carry a big stick Imprint staff face.off over Canada's true national sport or grass?When that man charges you into the board, there is the greater potential for injury in ice hockey. Also, in lacrosse, it is mandatory ver many years, the abpriginals of to wear face shields, CSA approved helmets Southern Ontario have made many and shoulder pads. The face shields are especontributions to our modern land. cially important, since they cut down the risk of Perhaps their greatest contribution, however, the pocket accidentally rubbing against the that still entertains people today is lacrosse. face. Originally a way of settling wars, lacrosse has Finally, there isthe attitude of thelacrosse become a fast-paced60 minutes of running and players themselves. Just like the olden days, skillfulstickwork.Unfortunately,lacrosseshares before ice hockey players started to become its title as "Canada's official sportn with ice greedy little egomaniacs, making Ted Turner hockey, which presently is also the Czech Re- look like Mother Teresa, lacrosse players are public's national sport. And it's a shame, for contentto bewith the fans. Andwhy not?Many lacrosse really deprofessionals in laserves the title more crosse workduring than ice hockey. the day. You can For the uninitifind lacrosse playated, asmall historyis ers working as poin order. Originally licemen, firefight'called battawattagay, ers, lawyers, aclacrosse was created countants,teachers, by the Iroquois. Inthe bartenders, and yes, middle of a field, a even the guys who small, hard, Indian unload the truck at rubber ball wasplaced the beer store. In in between two the National Lalonghouses and the crosse league,playobject of the game erscan be paidup to wastogetthe ballinto $S,000per annum. the goal -the oppoOf course, the playnent's longhouse. ers realize that if Men, women and they ask for more, even children particithere is a real danpated iq this event, ger that a team wieldingstickswith a could fold. small pocket to carry Yes, I admit that the ball. Although Hockey:obviously inferior to theCreat Lacrosse. I have seen ice bumps.. bruises and hockev. In fact. I scratches were commonplace, fatalities were wen wrote for the University of Waterloo ice very rare. After the tribe scored the goal, the hockey team. And yes, I do enjoy ice hockey. game would end in camaraderie between the Lacrosse, however, deservesthe spot as Canada's lone official national sport. Historically, two tribes. When the British arrived, stationedat the lacrosse was the sport of choice well before the citadels of Upper Canada, they began organiz- white man came to Canada and gave the abo: ing teams and played against the natives. For a riginals hockey. As asafer and faster sport, little while, the natives would demolish the lacrosse's popularity has increased. The veterBritish, but over time, the chaps would start ans who once graced the game still tell rich givingthe aboriginals a run for their pelt skins. stories about the game. Best of all, lacrosse has Lacross was here to stay. In 1866, the first no goons like M-w McSorley. And we will lacrosse organization was formed, with teams never, ever lose a lacrosse game at any level in Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa, to name a against alowly nation like Kazakhstan. few. Ten years later, the present Canadian Lacrosse Association was formed. Since then, lacrossehas become apopular sport, especially in Southern Ontario and British Columbia. As for the comparisons, there are several that give lacrosse its edge over the game of ice hockey. In lacrosse, the ideas of offsides and icing simply do not exist. As well, each team has 30 seconds to make a shot on net or they will lose possession of the ball. A hockey team l i e the New Jersey Devils would find that the neutral ice trap they love so much completely ineffective. With no offsides and no icing, the game does not get bogged down as much as hockey does, And with the 30-secondclock, one can be guaranteedof shotsgalore. Moreover, there is no need for an annoying linesman. Secondly, the sport of lacrosse is safer than ice hockey. Think about it! If you had a 180pound man psychoticallywieldinga big wooden aickchargingstraight towards you, would you prefer he be on ice skates or running on a floor JOHN SWAN /mplit staff

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doesn't have the her~tagethat hockey has, and that iswhat hurtsthe game the most. Canadians grewup listeningto hockey gameson the radio, ndnow, presentingtheyear 2000 First rooting for their beloved hometown heroes, AlLProTeam: John Tavares, Gary Gait, instilling upon their children the love of the Jim Veltman, John Grant Jr., Tom game, andlove for their team. Lacrosse, on the Marecheck, andBobWatson. What's that, you other hand, only has one professional team in say? Those namesdon't sound famillar to you? all of Canada (whichplaysitsgamesin a stadium And you spend so much time watching the now deemed unsatisfactory for hockey fans), games of the four major league sports (NHL, and i t only came into existence two years ago. NBA,MLB, andNFL) that you barely have time Sure, the Toronto Rock have celebrated nuto do anything else in life?-t ore importantly, merous victories at Maple Leaf Gardens, but you're such an avid sports fan that you look how many fans were there to cheer them-on? forward to reading each and every article in How many people even know that they won Imprint's Sports section, and you $111 haven't the NLL cham&nship in the past two ;ears? lust because lacrosse was deemed Canaheardof thosenames? Well, don't worry about it, I just named the biggest starsin the National da's national sport in the 1800s doesn't mean LacrosseLeague, that's all. I mean, expecting that it shouldstill stand. Thesummit Seriesof you to recognize those names would be like '72markedtheunofficialchangingoftheguard, expecting you to recognize the name of a as Canadianscame together to see Canada take on Russia in their one true national sport. hockey superstar of the 40s or 50s. Let's face it, although both lacrosse and Canad~answouldn't have been so attached to hockev share the t d e of "Canada's National and proudof the serieshadit been for lacrosse. Sp_ort,"mostCanadiansonIycare forthelatter, Quite frankly, we sunply don't care. as they should. Our undyingaffectionfor hockey I remember growingup in Markham, playhas been displayed numerous times, from the ing street hockey everyday, pretending to be oublic oumourine of emotion when Maurice Mario Lemieux. I didn't care for the heritaee. "The Rocket" Richard passed away, to proud Ididn'tcare about Canadianpride. Imdn'tcare University of Waterloostudentscramminginto that my lack of height, skill, muscle, nor profithe Student Life Center to get their photo ciencyinFrenchwouldprohibitmefrombeing taken with Hockey's Holy Grail, the Stanley like Mario. I, like many other Canadians, simCup. How many people would you expect to ply playeditbecauseilovedthissplendidgame lineup togettheirphototakenwiththeNLL's that I grew up watching on TV.That was my Championship Trophy? How many people sports heritage. would even recognize it? Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against lacrosse; in fact, I have nothing but the utmost respect for the players, coaches and fans of the sport. I have watched a few games, and I must admit they are exciting. The playersshowgreat stamina, skill and hand-eyeco-ordination during play and they are very gifted athletes. However, 1 just don't think that asport that has such low recognition should be hailed as one of Canada3 national soom. Eventhoughlacr-hasbeen Despitethe historyaridgloryof~crosse, hockeyhas around since the inception of the become a partofour national identity. Dominion of Canada. it s i m ~ l v DURSHAN

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n the June 16 issue of Imprint, the article "Lacrosse Night in Kitchener-Waterloo" was well received. Unformnately, the writer did forget one other player who not only played for the Braves, but was also a University of Waterloo student. In faa, he also played for the ~ a r r i o r ~ m e r i cfootbail an team. f is name is Geoff George and he was the all-time single season leading scorer for the Kitchener-Waterloo Junior "A" Braves. We at Imprint apologizefor this oversight and have taken measures to ensure that the writer knows better next time. The Sports Editor has been tarredand feathered, while the writer wasstrippednaked andlashed 5 0 times with a wet noodle in front of the Math and Computer Building. Yes folks, it was not pretty.

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Clayton hasbeen thevice President of the Juggling Club for a few terms now and does more than juggle balls. He goes the extra mile and unicycles to school everyday. You may have seen his picture in The Record a couple of weeks ago. Clayton is a valuable, well balanced guy that UW is lucky to have around. You can see him (along with the rest of the juggling club) on Wednesdays at 5:30p.m. outside the PAC.

Daniel Marigold This.First AidtCPRco-ordinator for Spring 2000 has done an awesome job organizingcourses. Not only does he co-ordinate,but he also findsaeative ways to teach the courses so that the students have CPR and First Aid skillsdown pat. Danis always willing to help out where help is needed. This past weekend, he provedthis by juggling three courses and teaching two of them. Thanks for all your hard work, Dan. Keep it up.

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So you think you're fit? Well, in an effort to prove you wrong, the UW .BadmintonClubishavingtheir "Survival of the Fittest" (SOTF) tournamentonFriday,July 7,from4:30p.m. to 8:30p.m. and Saturday, July 8, from 9a.m. to 4:30p.m. It's free for UW Badminton Club members and only $8, $10, and $12 for one, two orthree events, respectively for nonmembers. Register on-line today at http:Nwww.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/ clubs/badminto/ or e-mail Adrian at aflo@engmail.uwaterloo.ca. The SOTF has tons of draw prizes to give >away,a huge free barbeque and a water balloon fight onJuly 8 at Sp.m., if Mother Nature co-operates. Thanksto this year'sgenerous sponsors (Yonex, Courts Plus and CampusRec) who make this double-elimination tournament possible. See you on the courts.

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remaining, so the leaders still have challenges ahead. Good luck in the playoffs starting Tuesday, July 4.

Soccer report The soccer league kicked off with three divisions, ranging from a co-ed level of play in the C division, to extremely competitive in the Adivision. After fourweeksof play, Rest of the World is the leader in the A division with four wins, while Mennoknights and Riders share the second spot with three wins each. The B division sees a six-way tie for first between Real International, Power Union, Teck Eck and the Lunchboxes, Cleveland's Teamers, 10 Elecs and One Comp and Keep the BEH. However, Real Internat~onaland Power Union have a slight edge over the others by having a higher overallspirit of Competition score. The C division also hasa threeway tiewithMystery Men, Chemists andNutswith three winseachso far. However, Mystery Men has a marginal advantage with a hlgher Spirit of Competition score. The soccer finals start Tuesday, July 4. Good luck to all the teams.

Today is the last day to sign up. Carry the Imprint right over to PAC 2039 and sign up for golf in the dark. The first CR golf tournament played at night is happening Saturday, July 8: Basketball report An entry fee of $30 includes prizes, 18 holes of golf, dinner and more. , In the Campus Rec basketballleague More information is availableon our this term, Denied andTheMad Cows Webslte. head up the A division w t h one game left each. In the Bdivision, which will be split up in the playoffs, five of the Volleyball update teams have perfect 4-0 records so The Spring 2000 season got off to far: The Last of South Eight, Steve another great start this term: The Kerr, Jack'em Up, The Bus Drivers three divisionsA, B, andD, are all well and the Pheasants. The C division matched and playing some great has a few teams with perfect records games. with one game left: TWSA Raptors, In division A, Freeballers have C034, and East Quad. The Math taken a slight lead against their com- Mixers are the lone C team that has petitors. Also doing well from divi- finished all five games and ended up sion B are The Setting Sunset Gang with a 4-1 record. High Spirit of and Crusher, who have only a one ' Competition rankings demonstrate win difference between them. Last, that strong, aggressive play and but certainlynot least, the D division sportsmanship can be achieved siteam North Five is holding strong multaneously.WesMorley, the Refwith a good lead. Though the first eree-in-Chief, would like to thank half of the season has already flown the players for their positive attiby, there are still about 16 games tudes and good sportsmanship.


Students make movie Untitled Serial Killer Project coming soon MARIANNA K L E M E N T

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y interview wlth filmmakerJeredThibeau was both memorable and challenging for two reasons. First, what I thought was a heavy drop of rain landing onmy head (in the middle of the mterv~ew),turned out to be a special present from a bird flying above. Second, Thibeau's facetious persona made it hard for me to tell whether what he said was factual or phony. Thibeau is the co-writer andcodirector of a film he likes to refer to as the Untitled Serial Kilter Project. He and Olen Boynton (his partner in the project), began filmingthe movie in the last weekend of June. The short suspense drama, which will be about 20 minutesin length, has a cast of either three or four - Thibeau couldn't make up his mind about this one. The story, influencedmostly by Hitchcock, takes place in one location and promises to have a twist. The film, with a crew of five people, is being shot digitally. This allows for computer editing to be done afterwards. Thibeau and Boynton hope to transfer it onto film stock in order to submitthe project to

thcTorontoShort Film Festlval and other festivals like it. Thecurrent project isThibeau's fourth short film-to date. He wrote, dlrected and acted in his first film at the age of 16. He learned alot from

The story, influenced mostly by Hitchcock, promises a twist. that first attempt at filmmaking. The original script was 180 pages long and three hours and 20 minutes on film. Due to problems with cast members, filming stopped before itwasfinished. The following summer,Thibeau shrankthe lengthy story down to a 15-minute surreal film. He learned to look within a huge idea for smaller ones and to expand on those to create an inter-

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est~ngf~lm. Thibeau, an English Litcraturc co-op student, had a lot to say about filmmaking in general. At the age of Country Chronicle 14, he saw movies made by Woody Allcnandhlfrcd H~tchcockthat forn a case that has police baffled, ever changcd his view of fllms. He the serial killer known as saw that moviescouldbesomcthing the "RedTape Killer" hascommore than just entertainment. He mitred another horrible murder. . chose to pursuean English degree, as SueBenvilwasfoundinherhome opposed to a technical program in yexerday,stabbedtodeath.Herface filmmaking,in order to broaden his wascoveredin red tape,a technique horizons and keep an open mind for 'thekiller hasusedto mark hiscrimes ideas. The police have no suspects, as According to the young film- the murders havebeencommitted in maker, for a film to begood it "has to isolatedareaswithno wim-om have the least amount of artisticsac- ing forward so far. But, this new rificeof your vision andstill beengag- tragedy marks the fourth victim in ing to other people." the past two weeks, a number that When asked how he balances hascitizensworriediftheycould be the film with his courses, Thibeau next. answered, "I've discovered the 30 Thisisthemostsbockmgth'ig hour day ." He and Boynton hope to we've ever had happen here," said complete the project in two and a Farmer Jones. "I'm afraid to wen half months time. feed the livestock he could be hidI'll be sureto keepmy eyesopen ing in the fields!" Aside from the for the release of the Untitled Serial obvious markings, the killer has left Killer Project and for any birds that nothing to lead the police to any look a little flustered. possible suspects. It has been noted In our never-ending quest to the killel: is very clever, leaving no help young filmmakers, Imprint has fingerprints, making sure he is not agreed to print theacccrmpanying W n . Not even (I footprint can be fict~onalarticle so ttiatb& ni and used because he changes his shoes Boynton can use it in their film. every time.

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Back to the patio with Michelle The final act on the patlo showcased the talents of Ted Peggy as the mental patient Woburn and Megan Flynn's sluttysongstressvera. Then oppositional natures made for a high tension scene, great d~alogue and a surprls~ngclimax. The pathet~cwhimpers uttered by Vera as she cowered before him contrasted sharply w ~ t hher cruel andconhdent sex vxen facade. Flynn ran the gamut of emotlons in this scene andcharged each w~thpassion and realism, dehver~nga show stopping performance.

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station's volunteer co-ordinator, they're still waiting on a few more pledge sheets, "But we will top last year's total for sure." The station had been aiming for $7,000 in order to offset the cost of buying a new mixing board. Asked whether he was &sappointed with bringing in less than a third of what they had hoped, Walters

conceded,"It was an ambitiousgoal. I'm very happy with the amount we have managed to bring in." The fundralsing week saw CKMSvolunteersDJ-mg live for students in the SLC over lunch. Although the funding drive is over, the station would llke to remind people that they are still free to pledge money to the station

Spectacular verbal battles continued ln the dart room between the groom-to-be, h c k , and best friend1 best man Andy. The emotional tenslon (and audience discomfort) created was alone worthy of climax status. However, the following fight between Jim, the br~de'sjilted exboyfriend, and apprehensive groom Rick was the icing on the cake as the gentlemenliterally "took it outside:"

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theirhorne~somethngaim'lnalexperts say isa common characteristic of theserial killer. 'I'm not even going to let the paper b~~i~~saysresfinedcitizen Mary Peters Drcsia. "He can come and collect when it's aH over. One thingI'mnotisstupidn . . Others were more outraged with the way the case is being ham dled Jack Reynolds, who runs thc localb&ery,saysheis"ou~~gedtha~ city hall has not stepped in and be comemoreinvolvedin~dowa the killer." He later added, "Mayot Sparks hasonce againshown hisin. competence and will certainly be replaced come next election." ,

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This play's innovative concept provided us with perhaps the most creative example of theatre that we have ever witnessed; the fact that we actually felt a part of the drama endearedit tous that muchmore. Only after converging amongst the three of us later didwe realize that Kim, the bnde, who is featured on the bill of

All the pleasures of voyeurism; without the penalties fare as being played by thelovely and talented Melissa Roe never actually showed up to the party! ~ h e & of e an imalactorr~name had us just as anxious for her arrival asthe groom or maid of honour. You could say the experience of 3"Party doesn't end at curtain call. Gathering the missing pieces to the puzzle afterwards was just as amusingas the play ltself as the three of usgossiped like high school prom queens about our individual experiences at our new close friends' engagement party.


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hisbookconsistsof the memoirsof W. H.T. Olive, aman who Immigrated to Canada to work on the Parliament building invictoria. Later, with the advent of the Klondykegold rush, he wasasked by his employer to go north and supenrise the building and managementof three steamboatswhichwere to traverse the northernlakes, ferrying gold-diggers back and forth. s His story begins with h ~departure from Victona on a boat destined for Skagway, accompanied by many swarthy men on their way to stake their claims. Here his, and our, education begins, for the journey north. His experiences were not easy and are not easily forgotten, though they may have occurred over a hundred years ago, between 1897and 1899. The book follows him as he arrives in Skagway and starts encounteringthebeginnings of a difficult yet fulfilling year. As he relays his own adventures, he also describesthe situation of so many men and the few women who arrived in the north to a world they had not expected: the barren wilderness, the illness, the competition amongst greenhorns, the cold and the constant snow. The tale is not all woe and sadness; there are many things which made it possible for so many of the people who ventured north to survive on the trail. There was a great senseof friendship between the men,

even though they were all competing for the same gold. The men looked out for each other: Olive is constantlyinsertingstories he hears alone; - the way of older, more experiencedhelpingthe greenhorns, of the women who tended the ill, ofthose who shared what little they had, the ~ o u n t i e who ? policed the remote northern wildernessand the few with spiritwho kept so many othersuplifted. So interwoven with his boat building is the startling and unbelievable tale of those who got rich in the gold fields. Olive manages to recount enough of his own progress to make it personal, while on the other hand includingsomuch of the business and the emotions around him. that he paintsan almost complete and vivid pictureof the Klondyke. The aspects obviously missing from his memoirs seem to be so because he himself failed to see them, as he was an upper-classman (comparedto so many of the rough men making their way on brawn). When he encounters women along the way, his reactions always betray his stance towards them. He either tries to protect them, or if he discoversthat they are simply rough women making some quick money, he prattles on about how horrid they are, comparing them to sirens and the such, taking advantage of the simple men. He also hasarather snobbyview of the hard-working men. While he congratulatesthemon how hard they work and how earnest and noble they are, they still remain common, and he is always with his gun in case they turn on him. While annoying (or quaint) to a modern day reader, they also remindus of the way things where only 100 years ago. Acompellingtale of strugglebut with reward, TheRightWay On ~ s o f interest to those who seek a good adventure story as well as those who enjoy the historical knowledge and perspective these memoirs provlde.

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hen I first began reading this work, I had many reservations concerning it. The story seemeddifficult to follow at first and I believed that the prose and language used were somehow lacking and out of place in their context. I even began to pick things apart andcriticizethem. This method

was of course the wrong way to approach a work of this nature. When reading The Spirit Cabinet you have to let go and just float along within thework, saving any criticismsfor the end. Upon finishing, I felt the novel was one of the most entertaining books that I had read this year. I fell in love with every character and scenario held within. I laughed at Kaz's debilitating halitosis, marveled at Miranda's flawless body and even sympathized with the regal and intimidated Samson, who is a rather t~midsnow leopard. The bookgrabs hold of you and won't let you put it down. Quarrington creates a truly en~gmatictale because many of the mysteries that are examined are not always completely revealed. The reader has the opportunity to create hisor her own answersto these enlgmas. In thismanner the reader never feels disappointed by what first seems to be a lack of closure. The story ~tselffollows the lives

of a number of picturesque magicianswho bive and work in LasVegas. Against the neon backdrop of the city, the characters collectively encounter the effectsof the Davenport SpiritCabinet,whichwasonceowned by the infamousHarry Houdini. The book explains that Houdini, or~ginally called Erich Weiss, collected magical artifacts from around the world. A portion of this collection was auct~onedoff and eventually found its way to Vegas. It is at this point in the novel that all the true fun begins. Around the time of the auction the motley and humourous troupe of characters begin their metamorphoses. Each character is artfully described and is given an interesting and compellmg history. Sad and strangely stirring biographies are revealed and one cannot help but laughat these odd tales, desplte their melancholic properties. Each scenano paints the character honestly continued to page 15


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o doubt a fair number of Airheads columnists sing the praises of college and community rado. It only seems natural, as a survivalinstinct. For if we did not promote the values of diversity in music, mainstream radio and other media certainly would not take up the slack. Sure, Britney has a different hair dye than Christina, but that is about as far asit goes. At CKMS, we strive to offer the spice of life. Our DJs are not told what songs to play, as are DJsat commercial stations and even some community radio stations. Sure, there is a certain percentage of Canadian content that we are expected to play by the CRTC. However, given the overwhelming cultural influence of our southerly neighbours, I find this guideline to be an important guardian of our own national talent, of which, I might add, there is no shortage. One of the pleasures of DJ-ing at the college radio level is exposure to new music. Just as alistener might discover something new and refreshing, so, too, do the DJs. Here, then, are the top three "discoveries" we have made over the course of the Cosmic Surgery show, in no particular order. Rhudebega: This two piece outfit splitsits time betweenNewOrleansandToronto. Molly, the bassist and main vocalist, commands the bass with confidence and the tightness of No Means No. Her vocals are equally arresting. Her drummer (and partner) plays funky drums and harmonica. Not for the faint of heart, Rhudebega is like a house on fire.

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and the author refuses to glamorize them or their actions. This honesty only helps to make the character seem more human. As individuals, we relate to the strange tales regardless of how bizarre the circumstances may be. For instance, even when one

Lindy: This one-time folkie has recently reinvented himself. Well over a year ago, we came across a four-song EP and a full-length CD at CKMS showcasing his Dylanesque vocals and strong songwriting. Eager for more of the same, Emma and I caught a live show in Toronto several months back. We encountered quite a surprise. Lindy has put together a backup band and currently belts out rock rather than folk. As a matter of fact, he didn't play a single song fromeither of hisearlier recordings. His voice is still impressive and more than strong enough to soar over his new incarnation, but in the words of an old sage "Why fix it if it ain't broken?" Rhume: This bandis the creation of Kelp Records honcho Jon Bartlett. Their debut album, "Snack of Choice," regularly made CKMS chart appearances and listening to the songs, it'snot hardto seewhy. Played with the heart of ~ r u c Springsteen e andsounding faintly like Guided by Voices, these songsareshort and catchy. ~ecoidedat Bartlett's home, the album runsno riskof soundmgover-produced. Rhume is currently on tour across Canada. Highly recommended.

A word of thanks As a final note, we would like to thank everyone who supported the recent CKMS "Spring for Radio" fundraiser. Your willingness to chip in as part of the CKMS community serves as evidence that the station is doing somethingright. Cosmic Surgery is heard Tuesday nights from 10 p.m. until midnight. Contact cosmic~surgery@hotmail.com

character's mother turns out to be a man, we are able to relate to the underlying theme of parental disappointment. We are also able to gain an appreciation for the trials and tribulations that all relationships encounter, as we follow the exploits of Jurgen and Rodolfo. ~ l t h o u g hone gets easilycaught up in the delightful humour that the book provides, it is impbssibleto overlookitsmany&sightful and meaningful passages. These excerpts often deal with the curious chain of events that ultimatelylead us through our lives. The book seemsto question these eventsand allowsus to come to our own conclusions as to their Durpose. I will concludethis review with a passage that seemsto demand that we lookcloser at the beauty that is all around us. "The magic is there to see, if you linger over it, and unwrap each moment as though it were a cough drop."


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