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t 8:45 a.m., Tuesday morning, the first of two commercial jets crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, killing hundreds, perhaps thousands. Several commercial airliners were stolen from airports in the U.S. and crashed into strategic locations, including the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. About an hour after the crashes, the enormous towers collapsed. At press time, 266 people were confirmed dead on four hijacked planes, and nearly 300 firefighters and police officers were missing inside the rubble of the destroyed WorldTrade

Center. But this is likely only the beginning; the World Trade Center could have had as many as 40,000 people inside as the building crashed to the street below. The Pentagon reports that as many as 800 people are feared dead. No one has claimed responsibility, but much media speculation has fingered both Arabs and Muslims, as well as Islamic terrorist and multimillionairebinLaden.TheU.S. has pledged to find their hidden attackers and bring them to justice. By Tuesday afternoon, the university had prepared a press release, denouncing the attacks on U.S. citizens, and reassuring staff, students and parents that staff were working to track down students, staff and alumni in the New York and Washington areas.

"We are shocked and horrified at these very tragic events," said President Johnston in the release. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims."

UW co-ops in New York UW spokesperson Martin Van Nierop said that the co-op department was looking for 21 co-op students who were working in New York City and the surrounding area. By Wednesday morning, Bruce Lumsden, director of co-op education and career services, had been successful in contacting all of the students, and many of their parents. All of the students are safe. "Students should be concerned for their own safety first," said

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riginally, my column this week talked about my drunken frosh week and how much fun I had reminiscing about first-year exploits. Now I feel rather juvenile to excitedly report onfrosh weekmayhem, and I can't help but comment on the revolting terrorist attacks in the United States this week. It's not like me to wax international politics in my weekly space, but after this week's events, it's difficult not to ask questions and appeal to people to make rational decisions in the aftermath. Tuesday, September 11,2001 will go down in history as the day the US was under siege. I once had a political science professor who

said no one in his or her sane mind would attack the US. Who would've thought months after that proclamation that antithesis would happen. AtY:30 a.m. last Tuesday, people in my office were glued to their Web browsers trying to learn the latest on the apparent terrorist attacks on theworld Trade Center and the Pentagon. While people e-mailed their friends to exchange information (news Web sites were basically frozen from traffic), many businesses in Toronto closed, sending employees home, which included many UW co-ops. Even some K-W businesses closed down to allow employees to find comfort away from their workplaces. At UW, officials attempted to track down 21 co-op students in the New York area, and at the time of

this publication, reports say all of the students have been checked in. On campus, students gathered in computer labs getting the latest on the attack. while in the SLC. students gathered around the Brubaker's television watching the horror unfold. It was the topic of conversation at lunch and in the classrooms. Even UW President, David Johnston, publicly offered his condolences in a press release. So, years from now the question of the generation may change from what were you doing November 22, 1963, to, what were you doing on September 11,20011 Through my conversations with others regarding the tragedy, one thing became apparent: people are continued on page 7

Lumsden. "We'll worry about credit for work terms andall of that later."

Alumnus at ground zero Anil Sabharwal, a UW computer science grad, and founder of Kickstarts.com, was only a few blocks away from his office when the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center. "There was no warning for the first crash," said Sabharwal. "No one expected it. After that, many of us wimessed the second plane heading for, and crashing into the second tower. We only realized it a few seconds before it happened, and we all just stood there frozen in disbelief. Then everyone ran for cover." Sabharwal described the scene, with most too stunned to move from shock and disbelief. "When the first plane crashed into the building, people ran for cover. After a few seconds, people stopped running and merely stood there looking up. All of asudden the doors to the World Trade Center opened and thousands of people rushed out panicking. We all stood there in disbelief as people started jumping from the building, and then wimessed the second plane hit." Although his apartment is offlimits. Sabharwal is unhurt. "I was scared, stunned, and horrified. I couldn't believe what I was witnessing, and as projectiles flew from the building and were hitting people on the street, I feared for my life."

Muslims fear retaliation Junaid Quadri, president of W s Muslim Students Association, told Imprint that the "MSA here strongly condemns what happened." Quadri expressed concern for those in the U.S., but also for Muslims here in Waterloo. Quadri mentioned two incidents in Waterloo where Muslims were threatened or called "terror-

ists" as they walked on the street. A statement released on behalf of the Feds urged students to be tolerant and considerate to each other, in light of recent tensions. "It is important to realize that we are here in Waterloo together, all sharing the same emotions of this experience: shock, fright, worry and anger. We ask that all members of the UW community not bring this anger to bear on those who were not involved in the attacks."

Student launches Web site Tushar Singh, a 2B computer science student on co-op with UW's LT3 project, has launched a Web site about Tuesday's disaster. Singh began searching for information and became frustrated as many sites were down or blocked from high traffic. He began collecting video, audio and articles on a simply-designedwebsite hostedon his UW account. Since then, Singh has received thousands of hits, and was singled out on Slashdot as a source for information on the terrorist attacks. The site has been mirrored nearly 20 times, and includes downloadable - not streaming video and audio from dozens of sources, including major media outlets. "They're not going to make a big fuss about it because of what it is," said Singh. "And because I'm not advertising anything." So far, Singh has filled up both his UW account, and his home account. He noted that his mother has been very patient, as traffic to his Webserver has kepther from checking her e-mail for the past few days. "I'm going to start deleting my old school files to make up some space," said Singh. His site is located at www.student.math.uwaterloo.ca~ -t3singh/Y 11.

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ladimir Platonov, a UW math professor convicted of physically assaulting his wife, has takenearly retirement from the university. Platonov, who had been collecting full pay and benefits last year while on extended leave, announced his retirement on August 3 1. A recent statement made by Martin Van Nierop, the director of UW's Office of Information and Public Affairs, said that Platonov's retirement finished "his association with UW." Earlier this year, Platonov received a two-year conditional sentence after being convicted of aggravated assault for a 1999 attack on his wife. In what the. presiding judge called a "vicious and completely unjustified act," Platonov approached his wife from behind and struck her over the head with a rock. His wife, who is now separated from him, required 50 stitches to close the woundin her head. Though prosecutors were hoping for a jail term of two to three years, Platonov's conditional sentence was upheld last week by the Court of Appeals. Under the currentarrangement Platonov will spend his term undCr house arrest with a nightly curfew. Platonov's retirement comes in

the wake of the conclusion of a university investigationinto his case headed by the dean of mathematics, Alan George. The results of this investigation will not be made public,for teasonsDr. Georgeputdown to mutual agreement between the university and Platonov. Otherwise,

Vladirnir Platonov Dr. George refused to comment. "There's nothing really to be said except what was in the press release." In a statement issued last year by the university, the original purpose of the university's investigation was to determine whether or not "action is required (by the university) under the Memorandum Agreement."

Under this agreement just cause for dismissal of a tenured faculty member includes "a seiious breach of criminal law" and "a serious breach of ethical behaviour." Despite the university's investigation, Van Nierop dismissed the idea that Platonov was forced to leave. "It was his [Platonov's] decision to retire." He added that the contents of Platonov's retirement package were not being disclosed since such information is private "for anyone who works at the university." Throughout UW, student reaction seemed to support Platonov's retirement. "It was the most polite and safe thing the university could have done," said Brenda Beatty, Feds vice-president of student issues, adding that many students had expressed shock and fear of the professor when they first heard about the assault. An applied health sciences graduate student added, "It's the nicest way to get rid of him." Platonov joined the University of Waterloo in 1993 from the University of Minsk in Belarus. He had a distinguished career as a math professor, specializing in algebra, algebraic geometry and number theory. Throughout his trial, numerous scientists and religious leaders2 sent letters of support or acted as character witnesses. Platonov could not be reached for comment.

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don. According to Sargeant Shortt, "He's suffering from second and third degree burns." Renison's executive officer, Barbara Checkett, toldlmprint, "As of yesterday, two skin grafts had been completed on him." At present, the Ministry of Labour is-investigating the incident, Ms. Checkett isnot concerned about the school's involvement, and believes Renison is not responsible for the accident.

resulting in a show cause hearing on the charges of breaking and entering, the&, possessionofstolen property obtained in a crime, and breach of recognizance. Mantzios will be held in custody until his court date on September 20. Waterloo Regional Police are currently investigating similar offences, a possible 60 counts of robbery involving vending machines in the area. Regional Police cannot release any information on the link between the cases at this time.

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Two UW police officers were dispatched to St. Paul's United College in the early morning of Tuesday August 28 after receiving a call that a break and enter was in progress on the premises. The officers arrived onthe scene to find a damaged Pepsi vending machine, and coins and cans of pop s.trewn across the floor. The two male suspects, one identified by UW police as Angelo Mantzios, fled the scene when officers arrived. The officers pursued them on foot for a short distance until Mantzios, hiding in a ravine just off Westmount Road, blew his cover and surrendered when the officer approached him. Mantzios was taken to Police Services for further investigation

Students found out about the proposal to expand the Student Life Centre, and athletic and recreational facilitiesas they pickedup the Campus Rec guidebook this week. The ad on page three reads, "There is currently a proposal put forth to make some major expansions and renovations to campus constructions designed to satisfy identified student needs." Feedback is expected to be collected over the term and may go to referendum in November. The proposal includes adding a floor on the SLC, an additional gym and new fitness centre, a women's hockey dressing room and a lighted artificial turf field. It is expected to cost $20 per term for 25 years.


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hen the 2001 frosh sup plement edition of Imp i n t was released on August 31 featuring a centrefold article with the title "How to Have Sex," university officials were swift

in expressing their disapproval and responded by banning the issue from Village 1, Ron Eydt Village, King Village and the Columbia Lake Townhouses. The article, written by Amy Potvin and illustrated by Evan Munday, was intended to parody sex in residence and to characterize

some of the challenges experienced therein. The article dealt with topics like communication, accommodation, variation and abstinence with regard to sex that Imprtnt felt to be of relevance to frosh and their preparation for life on campus. First-yearstudentand RonEydt Village resident Becca Wadley agrees. "I personally didn't find [the article] offensive," said Wadley. "It answers some important questions, and people need to know these things." In fact, it wasn't the text of the piece that was condemned, but the images that accompanied it: namely, five cartoons of fully-clothedstudents engagedinvarioussexual acts. Believed to be in poor taste, the drawings were subject to criticism from Leanne O'Donnell, director of student life, Bud Walker, director of business operations, and, in turn, all of the village dons. Following a collectivedecisiondeeming the LVANMUNDAY papers offensive, the is-

sue was prohibited from all campus residences. In response to the ban, Imprint posted letters of explanation on all of the empty newspaper racks to defend their choice in running the article and to encourage students to read the issue before forming an opinion on the matter. When the letters were repeatedly torn down by unknown parties, Imprint issued a press release, and within days, the story had received coverage in national and local media including the Toronto Star, the Toronto Sun, the Record, the Ontarion, as well as on CKCO TV, CBC Radio, and St. Catherines' AM6 10. The ban was consistent with censorship efforts associated with the provost's advisory committee for orientation towards dissolving the frosh week stereotype as a week of non-stop drinking, partying and sex. The article was thoueht " to misrepresent the ideals of the university, and to send the wrong message to both students and their parents. Indeed, the reactions of parents -if they were to see the article on move-in day - was of pressing concern to O'Donnell, and was an important factor in her decision. O'Donnell-who spearheaded

the ban - did not return Imprint's phone calls. She did, however, offer her comments to a host of other news outlets, including CKCO television. Imprint editor-in-chief, Ryan Matthew Merkley, was unapologetic in the face of the hubbub. "We used some controversial images to transmit information which we found to be valuable," commented Merkley. "We're talking to students openly and honestly about sex, and I think we were fair to the topic. No one is telling them that they have to have sex. I don't think the images are offensive they're cartoon drawings for God's sake." Some students have been voicing suspicions that the ordeal was nothing more than a promotional stunt perpetrated to stimulate Imprint readership. "I think they did it just to shock people," says third-year studentJosh Charles. "What better way to get people interested in a student newspaper than to begin the fall semester with something like this?" The upside to this recent con- troversy is that all the attention has prompted UW students to take issue with the debate over censorship versus the freedom of the press, and to examine both arguments more critically.


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15-20 Mbps, Martin said, which implies that in reality, a single machine could use up the network's entire contact to the outside world. In practice, it takes about 10 or 15 users of protocols such as Gnutella to use up most of the network's external bandwidth. Doug Payne, the manager of Network Systems Integration, said that bandwidth increases on the network, the most recent of which took place in early September, do not keep up with demand. Typically during peak hours, from roughly 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., the university's entire bandwidth is consumed. "It's staggering the amount of growth we've had. Literally, we up the pipe another couple of megabytes [per second] which is expensive for the university, and it's consumed in no time flat," Martin said. File exchange applications are a particular burden to the network because they transmit o r receive huge streams of data. In contrast, the typical Internet user creates only sporadic traffic, so the network can accommodate much more of this type of use. Generally each file transfer program uses a specific port o n the host machine. The protocols were blocked by denying service t o the ports they try to access. "If somebody is a, little more intelligent and they start spanning o n different ports, then we can't do anything about it because it's randomly accessed ports that are all over the place," Martin said. "That's probably the next one that's going to come down the pipe in a couple of months." Other network ports, such as the printer port, are routinely closed to protect the university from overuse of bandwidth, as well as for security reasons. "It's a pretty standard thing [to block certain appl~cations]because we're always looking to protect ourselves,not only from attacks from outside but also from inappropriate use of bandwidth," Martin said.

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he case of LipczynskaKochany vs. the University of Waterloo conservatively described as "acrimoniousn by Judge Douglas Lissaman, has been settled in favour of UW in a decision by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. Four weeks of testimony, stretching from late April t o May of this year, resulted in LipczynskaKochany losing her lawsuits covering breach of contract, defamation and "negligent misrepresentation." Earth sciences professor Bob Gillham and former provost Jim Kalfleish were also named in the defamation suit. All of Lipczynska-Kochany's claims were dismissed, and the court hasordered her to pay all legal costs incurred by the defendants dur;r.g the course of the trial. Gillham said that he "couldn't be more satisfied" with the outcome of the case. He explained that LipczynskaKochany's contract was for "two years [and this was made] very clear in the documents that were submitted [to the court]." When asked to comment o n why her contract was not renewed or extended,Gillhamsaidit was "incompatibility . . . to some degree personal. Our program relies very heavily o n collaboration, and [this incompatibility] prevented her from becoming a member of the team." The lawsuits trace their origin to Lipczynska-Kochany's employcontinued from page 3

interested in the revenge the US is cooking up for their invisible nemesis. From the reports thus far, it almost seems as though the US government knows who killed their citizens, or at least wants to blame. Now we sit back and see how they respond. It's sobering to think that World War I11 is a possibility after aterroristattackon the world's superpower.

ment at the university from 1992, until 1994. Gillham, who at that time was the chair of the earth sciences department, hired Lipczynska -Kochany as a research assistant professor for a two-year term. Lipczynska-Kochany claims that Gillham told her that the twoyear contract was "only a formality" and that "her position could easily be extended to at least five years." Lipczynska-Kochany's employment began on November 1,1992, in a UW groundwater laboratory, and according to judge Lissaman "problems between her and the university began almost immediately." Lipczynska - Kochany's suits charged that Gillham, Kalfleish and UW "wanted to be sure that the plaintiff was denied employment and thus research facilities so that she could not pursue research work in an area where Gillham~hadrival personal business interests and he wanted to prevent her from developing patents that he and his company would not control." During her employment, Lipczynska-Kochany began to get the impression that her research into remediation of groundwater pollution was going to be used to make money for EnviroMetal Technologies, a firm in which Gillham is a parmer. Gillham vigorously denied that his connections with EnviroMetal played any part in the whole affair. "That relationship was not the issue . . . there was no

lished in good journals." Since that have been reappointed." influence whatsoever," he stated. Fred McCourt, then chair of time, Lipczynska-Kochany has not It was these allegations of business interests interfering in the re- the chemistry department, kept worked as a professor oiascientist. Lypcynska- Kochany has promsearch activities of a public univer- Lipczynska-Kochany at UW for a sity that made the case one of intel- while longer as an adjunct professor ised to appeal the decision, with n o quick end to the dispute that has lectual property and ethical con- in thewinter of 19%. In hisopinion flicts in university research. The "She did careful work, and she pub- now stretched over seven years. story found its way into the Globe and Mad,and has received connnuing coverage from K~tchener-Waterloo media outlets. In regards to the ethical issues research partnerof publ~c-pr~vate ships, Gillham feels that UW has reasonable cafeguards and p o l ~ ~ i e s in place to protect the interests and ~ndependel,,~of the university, a posltion that has prev~ouslybeen espoused by LWPresident Dr. David Johnson As t h e tension between L~pczynska-Kochanyand G~llham grew, ~everalmeetmgs were held to discuss her concerns, and in the sprmg of 1993 she began to get more involved wnh the chemistry department, and less so w ~ t h Gillham's earth sclences department. One year later Giliham informed Lipczynska-Kochdny that her contract would not be renewed. According to Judge Lissaman, the basis for that dec~sionwas "the committee was not happy with the progress of [L~pczynska-Kochany's] research." i In an article in the ~ l o band Mad, Gillham commented, "Had CHRISINCH sheshownsome Is this Gillham and Lipczynska fighting it out in court? No, it's collegiality, then considering what just two frosh beating each other for fun during frosh week. area she was working in, she might

O n e irrational decision t o avenge these attacks could erupt into something much larger. New York citizens are attacking taxi drivers of Middle Eastern background. The fact that some people are celebrating this attack is sickening. People will not feel as safe as they did o n Monday. It's not until a tragedy such as this thatwe really sit back and acknowledge our vulnerability. We thought our continent was invincible.

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fter all the hard work many others and I had put into planning the orientation week at UW, I was extremely disappointed with Imprint's annual frosh issue. The forum section of the paper was entirely dedicated to trashing the orientation week Why are all of those edrtorial positionsvacant? that I've spent most of my free time working on for the past nine months and Because they are elected the PACO standards that we follow when posit~ons,voted on once a planning our events. As an additional term. Ele~tionstake place at 12:30p,m.,Friday,Sep- treat, a full colour spread illustrating and tember 2l.VisitImprintin describinghow frosh can have sex in their the SLC, room 1116. residence rooms was included in the cenA tre of che frosh supplement of the issue. The Federation Orientation Committee -a group of thirty volunteer students who organize and manage all orientation activities -was extremely upset at the staff of Imprint who chose to misrepresent what orientation is like at our university. The pubJrace Apea, Lauren S. Breslin, Lesley Burnett, 4ndrew Cairns, Natalie Carruthers, Krysta lished material made us embarrassed to have Jhapman, Ryan Chen-Wing, Adrian I. Chin, incoming students and their families reading f ~ h a nCode, Talea Coghlin, Adina Gillian, our student paper. I've been chosen to re3en Guzinski, Craig Hickie, Chris Inch, Janice spond on behalf of FOC to Imprint's 'obligarim, Mike Kerrigan, Hala Khalaf, Tauseef tory' attacks. Gdwai, Katrina Koh, David Marshall, Neal In her article, Melissa Graham dismissed Moogk-Soulis, Narina Nagra, Kerry O'Brien, our week as 'a rather ho-hum experience' Hark Pennet, Shannon Puddister, Melanie presumably because not all events have alcojtuparyk, Felix Yip, Jason Yu hol at them and are over by 2 a.m. This statement is barely worth a response -any3ffice Staff one who participated in orientation last week Business manager, Cathy Bolger can attest to how fun, exciting and memora:athy.lxJger@imprint:athy.lxJger@imprint.uaraterloo.Eau~te~1oo.~ kdvertising & production manager, ble the week was. We've proven that you can Laurie Tigert-Dumas plan awesome events for thousands of people ~ds@imprint.uwterloo.c~ without relying on alcohol to make them

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seem interesting. Graham believes that we need to plan alcohol-related events in order for the frosh to learn their limits and that they'll be more vulnerable in the next weeks without drinking experience. Incoming students are most vulnerable during their first week at campus when they are totally uprooted from everyone they know. This week is used to get to know new people and to get a feel for the environment of the campus. If all our events are based around drinking, there's pressure for someone to drink, or to drink in excess, to fit in with the people surrounding them. We know that some frosh re-drink before going to our events - that's not a problem. Our week isn't designed to prevent frosh from drinking; it's designed to have events that are enjoyable and inclusive whether or not a person drinks. Our focus on having an inclusive week extends to all areas of orientation and drives the PACO guidelines that we follow. For those who are unaware, PACO stands for the Provost's Advisory Committee on Orientation, a group that came together to change the way orientation is run at our school at a point when frosh week either had to change or it was going to be eliminated. Thoauthor of an article is able to tell you that it's your problem if you're uncomfortable with sex, drugs, excessive drinking and the like -we don't have that luxury. If people are offended or uncomfortable at our events, it's our problem. We run events for over four thousand different

individuals and the PACO guidelines we follow help us plan them in such a way that people of every background and personality type enjoy themselves. The colour spread of different sexual positions was a big disappointment to us because it came at such an inopportune time. Almost everyone hears rumours about how residence is a big sexual romp -which some people are excited about, but many are pretty apprehensive. It is a pretty funny and wellwritten article, but it would have been better r laced later in the term when frosh had some experience in residence to balance against it. We as FOC had no authority to decide to pull Imprint from any locations because of the content, but since we felt it compromised the comfortable environment we tried to create for the week, we support the decisions made. I've had many people approach me and thank me for running frosh week the way that we do. People who had heard rumours about what orientation is like or who had participated in orientation weeks at other schools truly appreciated feeling fully included despite their more 'conservative' views ondrinking, drugs and sex. I - and all the other members of FOC - am extremely proud of the way we run orientation week at UW. It is a matter of pride for our school and it showcases the excellence that is rightly expected from the University of Waterloo. -Mike Kerrigan Federation Orientation Committee

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or the past few weeks, I've been thinking a lot about paradigms. Institutions like your Federation of Students have been doing things their way for years, and change can be difficult. What's been bothering me lately is the idea of student representation at university. The problem is, I think we have too much. Here's what's been bugging me. Every spring, the student body -or 8 to 10 per cent of it-elects yet another student executive to work on our behalf. Those people set out goals and strategic plans, but their terms are so short that they often are forced to leave much unfinished. Continuity is also a problem. It can be difficult to develop an effective five-year plan for business development when you've only been in the position for a month and you're gone in a year. The idea is not to criticize the current Feds -we haven't really had a chance to see what they're capable of. The idea is to look at the organization that works on your behalf and ask if it is streamlined to work for you. There are at least two parts to the idea of a student executive. The first is to allow students an opportunity to work in an environment of governance, and to gain experience. The second is to represent their constituents. I'm of the mind that the second part is paramount. As much as learning is important for students, for my 30 bucks a term, I want

skilled and effective representation. I picked up the phone and dropped this idea on Feds President Yaacov Iland. I doubt he was expecting to have to defend his job on his lunch hour, but he made some interesting observations nonetheless. "The immediate thing that springs to mind is that no one would do this job for the amount of money that we're paid," he said, laughing. It's a valid point. Could we get someone to lobby for students at $24,000 a year? Not likely. The two positions of concern to me are education and administration and finance. One of the primary aspects of the education position is to lobby the government for student rights and support. Lobbying, like schmoozing, is often about who you know. Students might be better represented by a fulltime staffer at the Feds who could develop relationships with government.

Iland said that what we'd gain in continuity, we could lose in credibility. "We gain in credibility because we are students," he suggested. We also look good at photo opportunities and press gatherings. Student representation is important, but how much do you need?A face for the organization is impirtant, to be sure, but does that require four execs? "You need to have a good strong staff for continuity," said Iland "But to provide the face for the organization, you do need your student executive. I think that councillors and the board of directors provide some of that as well, but they're not here in the office everyday." Iland said I'd better watch what I wish for, or I might put myself out of a job. -Ryan Matthew Merkley Editor-in-chief


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ast winter a friendof mine asked me to consider becominga frosh leader for the faculty of science. As a socially interested student in a corporate-driven culture void, I believed I could contribute something positive in 0111. welcome of these bright prospective grads. Little did I know how much resistance I would meet. As the University o l \Vatrrloo has had problems dealing with consequences of festivities past, it has set up a legai security blankct: the Provost Advisory Committee on Orien~ation(PACO). Security typically comes at the expense of freedom, and the university is cashing in its chips. Its strict set of rules governing all legally and politicallyquestjonable issues are enforced by

the Federation Orientation Committee (FOC). Given the set of criteria presented by PACO, organizers are given the difficult task of planning an exciting week for our entering students. The resulting programming is more suitable for children's day camp than entertainment for adults. By the end of high school, students have heard all the stories and watched the movies; they expect, hope for, and in some cases dread a week of intoxicated insanity. Nobody iuformedour frosi~that UW has changed the tradition. I understand the seriousness of incidents of alcohol poisoining, drug overdoses and sexud assault. and I am in no way suggesting that they are acceptable consequences of a party. However, it is ridiculous to treat voting adults like irresponsible children. At the end of the week, when

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beds are too small to have sex on? In the same frosh issue you have an article on brewing beer in your rez room. Ultimately I think this article was pathetic and immature. It was anembarrassing representation of what UW has to offer its students.

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clearly states, "The academic freedomof studentsshall be protected." Never mind that for the definition of "academic freedom" we can turn to Section 6 of the Memorkndum of Agreement and see that, "Academic freedom also entails freedom from institutional censorship." Never mind that we also read there that" continued on page 4 I

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Censorship again? ow cou!d anyone rhink the article entitled "How to f h e Sex" was anywhere near appropriate for first-year stutknts? Wam't this university attempting to deflate the promotion of drinking, sex and everything related? I mean, what about the 18 and 19 year-olcls that come to this school who haven't had sex and who have never had as much freedom from responsibility before? When you promote the excitement and fun of sex, you also portray it as something not to be taken seriously. For the people that do not know the connotations of casual sex, the article "How T o Have Sex" makes university sex seem like an essential step in fulfilling your college years. This is where STDs, rape and pregnancy occur. I can understand wanting to portray the diverse sexual orientation o n campus, but issues such as these are successfully addressed in the play "Single and Sexy." Is a firstyear supposed to expect that their roommate will be having sex in their room? Are they really supposed to be concerned that the dorm

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am writing about the administrative removal of the Imprint from student residences. Is it censorship? It certainly is, since the administrator in question, Leanne O'Donnell, has admitted her intent was to suppress an "offensive" feature o n sex. The fact that Imprint continues to be available elsewhere on campus is irrelevant - if the government removed a book from Waterloo's library and justified it by saying the book was still available at WLU, would that be an acceptable excuse? This censorship is shameful, but it is simply onein a long series of incidents that have led some people to dub Waterloo "Censorship U.". Whether the issue is computer newsgroups such as rec.humor. funny and alt.sex.stories, or newspapers dealing with the Karla Homolka case, university administrators consistently have decided that the proper way to deal with controversial expression is to censor it. Never mind that Policy 70

'The forum section enables members of the Universiry of W a t e r l o o community t o present views on various issues through letters to the ediior and longer comment pieces. All letters must be signed by the author, with a phone number for verification, a n d s h o u l d n o t e x c e e d 350 words. They can be sent to:

letters@imprint.uwater~oo.ca. Letters received via fax o r e-mail will n o t be printed unless a hone number for verification is included. All material is subject t o editing for brevity a n d claritv. T h e editor reserves the right to refuse t o publish letters o r articles which are judged t o be libellous o r in violation of Imprint's code of ethics. T h e opinions expressed through columns, comment pieces, letters a n d other articles are strictly those of t h e authors, n o t t h e opinions of Imprint.


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. . .the censorship of information is inimical to the free pursuit of learning"and, "the academic freedom of any person shall not be infringed upon or abridged in any manner." Are these simply words o n a piece of paper, o r d o they mean what they say? It is worth comparingthe current censorship at Waterloo to a similar incident at Middle Tennessee State University. There, a dean confiscated copies of the student newspaper because of an article in the newspaper which she felt damaged the university's reputation. Like the incident at Waterloo, the newspaper's editor rightly complained about the censorship. The difference is that at Middle Tennessee State, the dean apologized for her action, while at Waterloo Ms. O'Donnell is unrepentant. We risk two injuries by tolerating this censorship. First, we risk permanent injury to the reputation of the university. A university can

move beyond one or two incidents of censorship without permanent damage, but five incidents represent a pattern of flagrant disregard of the rights of students and faculty to express themselves freely. Secondly, by not living up to our expressed commitments to academic freedom and free expression, we risk inspiring permanent cynicism in the students who look to us for moral leadership. Leaders of the university who refuse to condemn this censorship, such as President Johnston, are ultimately responsible. - Professor Jeffrey Shallit Computer science

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a m appalled t o find t h a t Imprint's editorial board has determined that publishing material that is on par with pornography is acceptable. I am, of course, refer-

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ring to your recent article "How to Have Sex," by Amy Potvin and Evan Munday. Has the editor at Imprint decided that it shall lower itself to the level of a pornographic magazine? I am a recent alumna of the University of Waterloo and do not consider myself inany way averse to liberal writing. However, Imprint has gone too far in this article. I find it strange that this newspaper has lowered itself to an area where even the Toronto Sun and other "liberal" papers dare not tread. I would not take this as a compliment if I were you. As the often recognized "leaders of tomorrow," I feel that this does nothing to further the reputation for excellence that the university has garnered worldwide. I call for the resignation of the editorial staff -they are damaging what was once a reputable newspaper from a reputable university.

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nother term is upon us and I, for one, am happy to be o n a co-op term. It's not that I don't enjoy being at school, but long distance relationships between Waterloo and Ottawa can become tiresome after spending four months apart, so I'm glad to be living with my partner again. This isn't the first co-op term that Steve and I have cohabited. We took that big jump on my last co-op term in January. Moving back to Ottawa feels pretty familiar this time, and we're both fairly used to sharing an apartment together. Most of the issues surrounding cohabiting are not unique t o gay couples. Things like dividing house chores, agreeing o n what food t o buy, and deciding how to spend leisure time are the sort of things that any coupleworks through. Steve

and I initially spent a lot of rime on the food issue since he's a vegetarian and I am decidedly not. There are a few issues that gay couples end up debating that are unlikely in a heterosexual couple living together. These issues tend to cluster around the issue of coming out or "keeping up appearances" with neighbours, friends, and family. For instance, some gay couples want people to think that they are roommates and therefore ensure there are two furnished bedrooms. Steve and I are both out, so the whole pretending-to-be-straight thing really isn't an issue for us anymore. There was a period of time when I couldn't answer the phone in case Steve's family called. Neither of us really liked that situation, and it forced us to focus on coming out to his family. With that out of the way, we're closer to that ideal of being totally free of coming-outbaggage in our relationship.

One of the big contradictions about living together concerns finding personal space and time alone. It was a bit of a battle trying'to find room in Steve's apartment for my clothes, my computer and my nonvegetarian food. As far as alone time, well, we do plenty of that in four month marathons. One of the things I most enjoy . . about living together is being able to share common activities. We started taking ballroom dancing lessons in January at astudio called "Waltzing Out" which caters to gay and lesbian couples. I'm looking forward to continuing that this term. Hopefully we will learn more Jive and Sambasteps. Ultimately, it should be fairly clear that for the most part, living together as a gay couple is really no different than living as a heterosexual couple. With the exception of a few additional issues unique to being gay, the main issues of living together as a couple are universal.

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ou can call i t the most terrible thing that has ever happened; you can call it pure evil; you can call it karma. What goes around comes around, some people say. And on 09111,the big bully on the playground, the U.S., got sacked in the nuts. The question now is how will they react? Yes, there's also a lot to deal with coming to terms with what happened: the horror, the sadness, the fear, the anger. How can you deal with all that? The easy way is to hit back, hard, and that's what people seem to want: 'Kill the bastards!' As horrible as Tuesday was, I'm more scared of what's to come. Not from more terrorist attacks -contrary to a lot of people, I don't feel any less safe today than before the attacks -but from the devastation and horror that people's reactions could unleash on the world. I think that the only way a good reaction can come is if we've dealt with the emotions that come from this, which is very different from acting on those emotions. And if we've made an effort to understand what happened and why. When I see Bush talking of America's "quiet, unyielding anger" and how the attacks "cannot dent the steel of American resolve," I feel more sick than I did watching a person free falling from one of the towers. As we condemn the terrorists to hell, are we going to follow them? Is the current president the man to take the high road, or is he going to lead us on a downward spiral of violence begetting violence? I've heard this attack being likened to Pearl Harbour, but I haven't heard anyone mentioning what the States' reaction to that attack was -two atomic bombs dropped on another country, killing how many more people and contributing how much more senseless violence? Bush claimed that "America was targeted for attack because we're the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world." He seems to have missed the fact that, for

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many, America symbolizes the exact opposite: the repression of freedom. By attacking the crowning symbol of America's capitalistic might and the heart of America's military might, a very clear message was being sent. The personal hatred I hold for American imperialism and militarism gave way to many mixed feelings in witnessing what went on. The hatred that we all hold in our hearts, directed wherever it may be, means that we cannot outright condemn others, 'foreigners,' and hold ourselves to be above them. We cannot fall into the trap of thinking that we are good and they are bad. Only by recognizing our own shadow, as Carl Jung called it, can we hope to come to some resolution. The American shadow is a dark one. For example, they originally backed Osama bin Laden, who they and the media now portray as the face of evil incarnate (without anyone having a clue as to who did all this). Twenty years ago, the United States was training bin Laden and supplying him with arms in his terrorist fight against the Soviets. The hypocritical nature of the rhetoric spouting from Bush's mouth, and coming from all the journalists, editors, and opinion columnists creating hatred and hysteria in people's minds, makes me as sick as the actual act itself. I also note how 'good' this is to Bush and his presidency in so many ways. Everyone is united behind him; all the bad things he has done are gone from people's minds. As has been noted many times before, a war is sometimes the best medicine for an ailing leader. However, I hold out some hope that maybe some good will come of this. Maybe this will be a big enough of a shock to people that they change the way they view their lives, the way they relate to other people, the way they live their lives. This is a chance for us to stop ignoring the hatred that is endemic in the world, and to instead acknowledge it while at the same time looking to let love overcome it. I was once told that all action comes either from love or from fear. I have to ask, where does revenge fit in there? For more analysis, visit www.zmag.org raised by works created by lesbian and gay filmmakers. Recycle Cycles: This project refurbishes donated bikes and provides them to people in need at a low cost, plus members workon bike advocacy issues. Students Against Sweatshops: Part of an international movement to take astand against sweatshop conditions by raising public awareness, and working to implement codes of conduct regulating the corporations who do business with our schools. UW Anti-Racist Action: Fight racism by supporting political prisoners and supporting First Nations and international solidarity. UW Socially Responsible Investing: This group is researching options for investing that do not contravene with social and environmental values. VEAHL: Vegetarians for the Environment, Animals, and Healthy Living - Dedicated to promoting vegetarianismand a healthy lifestyle. WPIRG Radio: A half-hour spoken word show on Mondays at Spm on university radio CKMS (100.3 FM). Get down on the radio! Whitewash: Meet to discuss women's health issues related to the use of menstruation products. Currently distributing "Hot Pantz: Do It Yourself Gynecology" a blood sisters reproduction. Women of Colour Collective: A discussion group for women of colour.


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"Clever, witty and funny to read through." Lorenzo Bertucci 1A computer engineering

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y life had settled into the n ~ o n o t o n yof school, schoolwork, and school tension; nothing else. I felt useless. I felt dispensable. I felt detached from the world and its issues. I needed a change. For want of a better word, this snmmer was a "change." I applied to CEPAL: a small, not-for-profit, Canadian-Palestinian organization dedicated to providing educational rights to the Palestinian refugees of Lebanon. 1 filled out the application, and by some stroke of ingenious luck, found myself o n the way t o Lebanon, with six other volunteers, to teach English t o children and young adults who have been pushed aside by the rest of the world. The other volunteers worked in the camps of Bour el-Barajneh, Shatila and Mar Elias in Beirut, while my;elf and my colleague lived and worked in Wavel Camp in the historic city of Ba'albak. Perhaps sharing some of this rewarding experience with you will help bring

me back to reality and aid me in getting over some of the culture shock I still face every day. I could not believe 1 was actually there, could not accept what I would be facing for the next two months, until 1 found myself d o d g ing a sewage puddle in a narrow alley in Bourj on June 26, stifled from the sweltering heat and choked from the rancid smell of aging garbage strewn everywhere you look. One cannot take it all in at once. The oppressive, indescribable heat, the dusty, uneven alleyways I had to drag my enormous bags through, the curious eyes with the questioning yet hopeful glances, the graffiti covering every available inchof wall, the absence of glass on the window panes, the heat, the heat! There is so much I want to say, so much I want to make the world aware of, but words escape me. Right now, I feel as strange and as disoriented as I did that first day, almost three months ago, when I found myself followed by an entourage of ragged, smiling children, shouting out "Hello" and "What's your name?" to me, not because they expected an answer, but be-

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Shelter is something that comes in many forms. cause they wanted to make use of what little English they knew. Something new and foreign had invaded their lives, breaking the regular monotony that I myself wished to escape. Many thoughts ran through my head. Will I ever be liked by them? Will they call me their friend? Will they fall in love with me as easily as I fell in love with them? Bourj el-Barajneh and Wavel are so different, yet so, so alike. Bourj has a population of almost 15,000 refugees, while Wavel has only 3,000. Bourj isanovercrowded, hellish environment in the slums of Beirut, where the humidity just makes everything a hundred times worse. Wavel, on the other hand, lies in the Beka' Valley of Lebanon, where the heat is dry and the nights are cool. The alleys of Wavel are not so narrow, and not so overflowing with sewage water. The water is not as poisonous, and not as yellow. Yet the people are the same. They are the same individuals who have been suspended in a limbo of insecurity and threat for the past 5 3

years. They still ache to return to a homeland they know nothing about. And they all welcomed me with open arms, generosity and acceptance shining from every wrinkle in their oh-so-tired faces. Some days were harder than others. Sometimes, I am so disappointed in myself, so ashamed of my depressed moments when I doubted my ability to cope. I would only be living their lives for two months, and soon escaping to my everyday life, where electricity is taken for granted, where I could brush my teeth from the always clean water gushing from a faucet, where I would enjoy the luxuries they can only dream of. They, however, were born into this life, and there is no escaping it. I love these people, my people, who are still capable of giving so much despite the little they have. I love my little students, who are like sponges, willing to spend all day in class with me, trusting I will be able to arm them with a language that will open doors for them in the

future. I listen to them, listen t o their dreams and ambitions, their aspirations to become doctors, lawyers, pilots, teachers, nurses and musicians, and try not to let my eyes reflect the intense pain I feel for them. H o w can 1 shatter their dreams? H o w can I tell them that only one out of a hundred of them will even finish their education, and that instead of doctors and lawyers, they will be construction workers and garbage collectors, if they are lucky. These Palestinian refugees are victims of an unjust and ignorant world, where people choose to see only what they wish to see, and only that which does not make them too uncomfortable. Unfortunately, I myself fail into that category, o r at least I did, once upon a time. If anything, this experience has been the biggest eye-opener I will ever encounter. I hope to share my stories with you, and to tell you the story of a people with an admirable strength and an unbreakable spirit.

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s my father's tired Ford Focus pulled into the Columbia Lake townhouses, o n the Saturday before frosh week, I thought that my world was in order. What I didn't know was that I

had just landed on a completely different planet, where my limited skills were no longer going to cut it. By Saturday night, my mother was unpackingall my stuff andstocking my fridge with what I thought was enough food for the whole term (one of many wrong assumptions). Within 24 hours, I was on

my own, but not before my mother got - another look at the fridge. - Since my three roommates had already arrived, the fridge had taken a different form. The moment my mother saw all the beer that had taken over our fridge, I knew that 1 was now officially frosh. It's been a blur ever since. Danny, the roommate whose room faces mine, aptly described the week by suggesting that it was a "boot camp." I agree. All week, we've been shuttled (dragged is more like it) from event to event. There was barely any time to catch your

breath or get a good look at your surroundings. However, frosh week was certainly a success in the sense that it forced you to interact with all the other frosh around you. By the end of the week, you were more or less acquainted with many of your future friends and study partners. One of the many frosh I met this week, whose name is one of many that I don't remember, told me that he was expecting "mass drinking." Although he didn't get his wish, I'm sure there was enough drinking to go around. Surprisingly, I did not get drunk this week. You

can either call that being responsible or being a moron. I'll accept either term. I'd like to touch on the issue of dependence. Some people might be addicted to drugs or alcohol. I am one of the few frosh that is addicted to his parents. For the past 19 years, I've gotten most of my advice and my food from my dear patents. So, when they finally found their way out of Waterloo, after having tried it once and returned to ask for directions, I was completely o n my continued on page 16


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ne - Frosh week is a weeklong party! What could be better than starting university than a week full of fun and no classes? It seemed that there was always something to do, be it orientation activities or residence parries. For some frosh, this was aweek of frequenting the Bomber and Louie's. Whatever students ended up doing, they generally had a good time. Two - Frosh week is a really good excuse not to sleep! Before Waterloo, my racy all-nighters consisted of two exams the following day and about eight cups of coffee. Frosh week was when I learned how to survive on one hour of sleep and still have a fantastic day. Frosh week was so much fun, I did not want to miss any of it. Three -You meet tons of people! At first university was this big, scary place full of dangerous strangers. As the week went by and I began to recognize some familiar faces, Waterloo seemed much friendlier and comfortable. While it may be true that you meet so many people that you forget their names after five minutes, frosh week is when you make will make many new friends. You meet so many nice people on your residence floor and faculty. Four - You bond with your new friends! Some of the frosh activities are so outrageous that students can't help but form friendships. Some great bonding activities include cheering with your team, making up the cheers with your team and running a three-legged race with your entire team. Five-Frosh week teaches stu-

dents howto have fun sans the alcohol. Like the majority of frosh students, I am not of legal drinking age. This did not mean I did not have as much fun as those who could drink. Since I did not drink, I was able to grab that hour of sleep and have enough energy for the following day. Six - Frosh is all about networking. Orientation week gave students the opportunity to meet upper year students in their program. I received a lot of useful advice. One frosh climbing to new heights. leader even gave me a tour of a route that will take eaten in the village cafeterias quickly me between buildings without ever learn to appreciate off-campus food. setting foot outside. It is an unspoken rule that food sent Seven -Frosh week gives you from home is always better. an entire week to prepare for uniNine - You get to have so versity. It took me the entire week much fun at the best university in to buy my textbooks, pick up OSAP the world! There's something about documents, open a bank account, being on campus and owning a open an e-mail account, activate my Watcard that makes frosh official library card and unpack. Waterloo winners. That something I also spent my spare time fa- is pride. Frosh week gives students miliarizing with the campus and a chance to discover and express exploring buildings. I discovered their pride for Waterloo. that the Ron Coutts Hall and the Ten - The best part about Engineering Lecture Hall are the being frosh is that you're free! Even same place. for those students living off-camI would have never been able to pus, there is a great amount of finish all of these tasks had I had inhibition when starting university. classes during frosh week. Students are considered their own Eight -Frosh week is a period person and all grown up. Frosh of time when the food supply from week is the beginning of new and home is high. Students who have exciting things.

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After burning my middle finger wearing a paper-thin oven mitt, scorching my chicken fingers beyond recognition and eating pasta for three straight days, I think my stomach is finally getting the hang of living away from home. Laundry was another flashpoint. Although my mother took me on afew practice runs back in Montrtal, I never reaMy paid much attention. Consequently, when I arrived here, 1 could open and close the lid, but that was about it. On the Saturday of frosh week, I took the plunge into the laundry room. Luckily, almost everything turned out well. The only wrinkle was that I didn't leave the clothes in the dryer long enough. So, as I'm writing this, half my laundry load is lying on the floor. I hope to find it dry when I return home.

The last obstacle that I faced was my first road trip to Sobey's, a Columbia Lake resident's substitute for the university's meal plan. Up to that point, I was clueless. Although I had reluctantly followed my mother on a few of her shopping expeditions, I never worried about our family's weekly budget or the best brand of chicken fingers. This time around, I was faceto-face with a whole fridge filled with different kinds of chicken fingers. What was a man to do? I grabbed the nearest box and threw it into the cart. It'll do. All in all, this was one of the best weeks in my life. i partied, I drank (a little), and the thought of schoolwork never crossed my mind. I don't think I will have many weeks like the frosh week we just had. All that was missing was a class on Independence 101.


Breakthrough in AIDS research Hepatitis G found to d&ease impact of HIV NATHAN ELDRED imprint staff

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The disease itself continues to storm through the world, with the most severe situation in Africa, where estimates of affected people in some parts swell as high as 30 per cent of the population. In two decades of costly medical research there has been little promise of finding a cure. HIV has baffled researchers ever since it became a part of our consciousness

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The world is going down the tubes After analyzing images taken from the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, a team of American scientists have further proof that there is a large black hole at the centre of the Milky Way. Reports on the scientists' Web site indicate that data taken in October 2000 while observmg the star Sagittarius A*, near the centre of the, galaxy, showed a large X-ray flare. This emission is believed to be associated with matter falling into black holes. The scientists were excited because this was the first time that images have been recorded of this event. The emission is equivalent to either a comet or the reconnection of magnetic field lines outside of the event horizon, the oneway membrane that surrounds'the black hole. The blackhole is believed to be3 million times themass of our sun.

A computer system with more bugs than a roach motel Researchers in ~e.lgiumhave discovered that the more bugs that

the advent of new medicines, being HIV positive generally gave a person 8 to 10 years before it advanced to AIDS and eventually death.

they put into their computer systems, the better they work. Specifically, they noticed that ants are the best in the natural world at creating efficient networks. Lead by Professor Marco Deringo, researchers at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles created artificial ants, in the form of an ant colony optimization algorithm, to travel through a network and lay the shortest path from points AtoB. These 'ants' are good for solving a classic algorithm problem, the so-called 'travelling salesman problem. This problem is also known as a sequentlal ordering problem. In this problem, a number of spreadout destinations must be covered while travelling the shortest distance. When tested on a computer network, the ants won feelers-down to any other program that was used to solve the problem.

Just when you thought it couldn't happen As people near the end of their lives, they become more like children. They become more frail and often must rely on others for their basic needs. Reuters reported Monday that a 95-year oldVietnamese man took this to a whole new level. Nguyen Cong Du in Phu Cu district of the northern province of Hung Yen started teething in 1998, growing both front and molar teeth that allow him to eat hard foods for the first time in twenty years. Does this mean that his hair will be the next to reappear?

There were also the rare and unexplainable cases of HIV-positive people living 10 to 20 years without any signs of immune system degeneration. These discoveries brought the realization that symptoms resulted from a com~lexinteraction between the verson and the disease. It comes as some surprise, then, that another virus may offer some clues to a cure. Hepatitis G, a littleknown and little-studied virus, has been shown to extend the lives of HIV infected people by slowing the progression of HIV. Hepatitis G is distantly related to Hepatitis C. It's found in 1 to 2 per cent of blood donors and 15 to 20 per cent of injection-drug users. There are several people who carry antibodiesfor the virus, whichshows that the infection clears. Findings by Hans Tillman in Hanover, Germany and another study led by Jinhua Xiang in Iowa, confirm earlier research. In Tillman's study, 197 HIVpos~tivepatients were monitored in a correlational study beginning in 1993.

Something you won4 see on a Mennonite farm Lely Canada, a Guelph high-tech agricultural firm, is promoting its astronaut robotic milking system, to be used by farmers to milk their COWS.

The astronaut is a conveyor belt style sysrem in which cows enter one end, are milked in the middle, then released. Rather than the farmer having to round up his cows 365 days of the year, he can sleep in while the cows are milked whenever they want to be. Claiming to be the leader in robotic milking systems, Lely Canada claims to have already sold over 1200 systems worldwide. These sophisticated systems boast laser-guided teat cups, sophisticated computertechnology and data compiled in the cow management program that can increase the yield more then 20 per cent. Before the troops are rallied with activism signs about the mistreatment of cows, Lely Canada claims that its machine is less stressful on the cows, allowing them to choose what time they would like to be milked. This allows them to match the milkings to their regular calf feeding schedule. The system also allows the farmer to be more relaxed and in tune with his farm. A farmer who used the system said, "I think dairying is going to be more appealing now with this robotic facility . . . This is the next wave." When asked for comment, local cows Betsy, Daisy and Buttercup declined to comment, preferring instead to chew their cuds.

Xiang's study similarly followed 362 HIV infected subjects and studied the effects of co-infection with Hepatitis G. This research also studied the phenomenon of co-infection in viral cultures.

"Our generation grew up with [AIDS], as it proliferated without boundaries." The dual studies found that survival rates were almost four times greater in Hepatitis G-infected people than those not infected with Hepatitis G. There was also agreater survival rate in Hepatitis G positive subjects when AIDS did eventually develop. Xiang's researchalso found that timing was important to the progression towards AIDS. If cells were infected simultaneously, HIV was more severe. If cells were infected with Hepatitis G first and then HIV, the replication of HIV was hindered. In Tillman's study, ony 3.7 per cent of patients with Hepatitis G died of AIDS, compared to the 40 per cent that weren't infected with the benign virus. Tillman and Xiang's findings suggest that Hepatitis G somehow -

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lordie Holton steps to the line against Laurier, whom the Warriors beat 16-7 at the beginning of frosh week. all the way for the touchdown. Asked what was going on in his head when running towards the endzone Forde commented, "Don't fall, don't fall. I was having trouble with my balance initially, and was praying not to fall." Triantafilou said of Forde, "Ian is a real playmaker. You can expect olavs like that from him for another

capped off a nice drive with his first touchdown of the season. A successful two-point conversionput the Warriors within reach of a tie. The Warrior defense then stepped up, forcing Mac two and out. On the third-down punt, rookie Ian Forde made a name for himself, blocking the punt and returning it

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e reality television series has become quite popular lately. One of the shows that has attracted n~illionsof viewers is U8TV: The Lofters. It airs Monday to Friday at 9:30 p.m. o n the Life Network. The show revolves around eight men and women chosen from across Canada to live in a loft in downtown Toronto, as they host Internettelevision programs live and oncamera 24 hours a day. I had the opportuni'ty t o visit the loft (which has 21 cameras, including one in the shower) and1 spoke t o Arisa, Kalen, and Dave, a couple of members from the show.

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They want to know all the dirt like the emotional break-up. You don't want to show them all of that. You want to have a life outside the loft and that is what is difficult. Do you ever get bored here especially when you are not hosting shows? K: It's more frustrated than bored, and not being able to have freedom for a lot of things. I don't think I've ever been bored much, just more lonely and frustrated. A: There are so many positives that have come from being here but it's also mashed with a lot of daily frustrations. Eight people share one phone, which is pretty crazy. A lot of university students can relate to the whole roommate situation. They are the people who are interested in watching our show because you watch the dynamics of people who live together.

spiked my hair and wore a team Canada hockey jersey. A: I just came in and spoke. Mathieu, another member of the loft, came in with a sock puppet. K: T o be a Lofter, the one [piece of] advice is you have to be crazy or "wannabe" crazy. Secondly, have a purpose. When things get shitty and you . .iust don't want to be here anymore, you can go back to that DurDose . . and try to work on that, A: It's easy to lose yourself when you see yourself reflectedin so many other people's interpretations. It's really important that you have a

What kindofprocess did you have to go through in order to be on this show? A: It'salongauditionprocess. There are about 800 people across Canada and they set up live auditions in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. They start making the cuts until the top 25 people go to Toronto for a two-day audition-interview. They keep breaking it down until you get the call. K: I just got it because I wore a kilt,

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Have you found that a lot of your habrts havechanged for the better or for the worse? K: My fr~endsnotlced that all the glrls beautlfy themselves to a heav~er extent to when we flrst moved In. They all have their h a ~ rnlce and permed or coloured. A: ~f we want to eat; we have to make sure there IS not a show gomg on. If we want to have a party, we have to have a guest 11st.Just thmgs hke that.

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The Devil's Backbone directed by Guillemo Del Toro Del Toro first caught audiences' attention with his wonderously inventive v ~ m p i r efilm Cronos. Then Del Toro went to Hollywood and made the disappointing Mimic. With the eerie and deeply personal film, The Devil's Backbone, Del Toro returns to form. The story

is a gothic ghost story set amid the backdrop of the Spanish Civil War. A young boy is sent t o an orphanage where he encounters a ghost and secrets piled upon secrets. Del Toro makes an interesting statement about war and human nature but never gets so bogged down in his message that he forgets to scare the crap out of the audience. All of his characters, including the villain, were fully drawn and human. Del Toro managed to get great performances from his young cast. The children were not cutesy -just inquisitive children. Del Toro's film is both beautifully sad and jump-out-of-your-seat scary. A def~nitemust see.

How's Your News directed by Arthur Bradford How's Your News was one of the most original and fun documentaries I've seen in a long time. The project originated a t C a m p Jaberwocky, a summer camp for

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physically and mentally challenged adults. A group of campers got together and decided t o d o films involving man-on-the-street interviews. South Park creators Matt Stone andTrey Parker saw the short. and offered to finance across-coun-" try trip for the team. The How's Your News team is composed of five campers and a few counsellors. At times, the film is funny, and at other times touching. The news team wanders around the U.S. interviewing everyone from a homeless Vietnam veteran, to Las Vegas dancers, t o a goat in a zoo. Some of,the humour in the film comes from the new's teams problems with communication, but the film doesn't make fun of its subjects, instead it shows them as individuals with many endearing quirks. There is so much joy in the film; it is completely uplifting and inspirational without being preachy. You can tell that the How's Your News team members are all having continued on page 21

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he world of music has completely changed for me in what seems like a short period of time. It used to be quite simple: read music magaiines, find out about bands, go buy an LP (or later, a CD). Then I'd put the object on a shelf and listen to it once in a while (or not). I got a CD burner pretty early on and could see some pretty cool applicatibns of that technology right away, mostly t o do with putting pre-recorded radio shows on a nice portable and shiny medium that I could then keep o n a shelf, or mail in a nice, flat package. The whole Napster thing started a really rapid change (as you well know). I began downloading stuff by the gigabyte, but something more important happened. As has been my experience previously with the Internet, a community began to form. I was downloading strange Japanese psychedelia when she owner of the material struck up an

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online conversation with me. W e started discussing this insanely obscure drummer that we both follow; we talked trade and he gave me access to his server - loaded with obscure stuff that I (and a group of others) take from, and add to. I am now connected t o this community of bizarrely like-minded people (and many others like it) that I would have had n o way of finding without the Internet. I assume that previously we would have rubbed shoulders in a record store, and assumed that nobody could pos-' sibly be interested in what we were looking for (and probably not finding). I now carry my vastly expanded music collection (and its much-increased obscurity level), around in a little CD-case about four incheswide and a few inches thick. My,greatest problem is trying to figure out how to find the time to listen to everything (which has been my dream problem for sometime). There's more though. My radio show is now in test mode o n the Internet, and I'm letting my little communities of people know that

there's a show playing their kind of music, and they're pretty excited. My Web page can actually point to a feed from CKMS, an archive of shows o n Live365.com, and a bunch of my favourite stuff o n winamp.com. Listeners can c o n t a c t me through e-mail, and perhaps someday they'll be able to communicate through live chat during the show (something I have done with a favourite show o n a similar station in New Jersey). I may go really nutty and allow people t o download news and discographies t o their palm pilots fromtheshowwebsite. Strange indeed. The possibilities are growing a little too rapidly these days for me to keep track of everything that might be done. What is certain is that the world is shrinking. While it may be getting kind of crowded and confusing, it is also bringing all of those people that share my stupid interests closer together, and that's a good thing. Wendell hosts Swineherd's Dance every other Friday from 8-11 p.m. on CKMS 1OO.3FM.

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though they are not necessarily the same from year to year, the characters deliberately typify the diversity of a campus setting. But the aim of S & S is not to reduce students to cultural or racial stereotypes, but to challenge those stereotypes in a varlety of dramatlc sltuatlons. And I d o mean dramat~c.S &S delivers the type of "ln-your-face" lessons that would make most of us want to vomtt ~f~twere not for the cleverness of t h e ~ presentatlon. r The scenarlo changes are swlft, the dlalogue contemporary, and the movements well choreographed. Some of the I~nrs,however, can become revoltmgly theatr~cal("You raped me!" or "I'm not dead yet!"). In t h ~ sveln, the 2001 cast mounted thelr roles w ~ t hpep and enthusiasm. Under the d ~ r e c t ~ oofn

Darlene Spencer, the cast featured Marc Andre Barsalou, Elliott Chae, Cindy Hackelberg, Lauren Miller, Chris Collins, Mia Praught, Dave Grant, and Chris Douglas; all of whom upheld the legacy. What makes the show special is the preparation that goes into it. The cast endures an intensive, if remarkably brief, bonding session where they develop an intimate rapports with one another. This sort of intimacy translates effectively onstage, igniting explosive performances across the board. Indeed, Single 6 Sexy has become one of the most memorable parts of Orientation Week, addressing sensitive issues while identifying the UW services that apply to them. There you have it: they're single, they're sexy, and here to stay.


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The Navigators directed by Ken Loach Loach is known for his left-wing humanistic portraits of working class Britain. In The Navigators he tackles the weighty issue of the privatization of the British railway. Thestory follows a group of railway maintenance workers who are forced to C U ~ corners with disastrous results. ~ o a c ~ s genius lies in his ability to deliver a highly political message without coming off as preachy. As with Loach's other films, most of the dialogue in The Navigators was improvised, making it natural and real.

films like The FullMonty and Billy Elliot) but Shinobu Yaguchi has so much fun with his characters and the silly situations they get themselves into you forget that you've seen it all before. The five young actors who play the team give great performances and actually manage to handle the swimming moves well even though they are actors, not synchronized swimmers.

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Waterboys directed by Shinobu Yaguchi Think of it as the Billy Elliot of synchronized swimming. A gangly group of teen boys in Japan decide to start a synchronized swimming team. They have to overcome the obstacles of mean classmates who tease them, the absence of a pool to practise in and the fact that they are all complete goof-balls. Waterboys charts familiar territory (think

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Are you ever tempted to watch the show to see what your fellow Lofters are saying about you? A: I've watched the show once in a while but it is very weird. You don't want to watch it because you don't want to think about how it's corning out. Of course you are also interested because it is still about how you are going to be represented on television. ItS been about eight months now. How are the relationships between the Lofters? Dave: It comes down to knowing that we've signed a contract and we have to stay whether you like a person or not. You have to work with them and you have to live with them. I think it took a good seven to eight months to realise that these

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Did you get on hoping that it would open a lot of opportunities for you, like acting or some sort of other media? K: I don't really see how this is like acting, but you could showthe world that youwant to become an actor by participating in plays while you're here. I think the coolestthing is meeting all kinds of new people, like the DJs that play in the loft, or the bands we get to interview. A: I sort of viewed this as more of a life experience and possibly for exposure. I didn't know if it would

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