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he sederation of Students is beginning student consultations this week on a proposed plan to expand UW's athletic and recreational facilities and renovate the SLC. The expansion will include construction of a new fitness centre, a gymnasium, a football-sized artificial-turf fieldandawomen's hockey dressing room. In addition, a new floor will be added to the SLC to provide more room for meetings, clubs and lounge space. These plans come in the midst of a large UW fundraising campaign seeking to raise money from students, corporations, alumni and faculty members. The renovations to the SLC and the new recreation facilities are being proposed as the students' contribution to the campaign. "This is our part of the expansion," said Brenda Slomka, a student representative, who is part of the joint committee overseeing the student consultations. These consultations will include surveys, talks withnumerousstudent societiesand clubs, and various forums on the proposal. "There's alotof resources in place and opportunities to use these outlets," said Slomka. According to the student joint committee, the reason that the SLC and recreation facilities are being expanded is because they are the areas that affect thegreatest number of students. "Obviously not every undergraduate student will use them constantly," said Slomka, "but they're the biggest used student facilities." In anticipation of the double cohort, which arrives in the fall of 2003, the renovations would start

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Can this building take an extra floor?Twentv bucks savs "ves." in the spring of 2002 -providing they get the go-ahead from students. Under the current proposal, students would pay $20 a term for 25 years, with payments beginning as soon as the renovations are completed to ensure that those paying for the expansion are the ones using it. If students disagree with such a proposal, the joint committee is prepared to revamp it, but it must be done by the October 14 student council meeting so that a proposal is in place by November. At this point, whatever proposal has been prepared would be voted upon in a student referendum. When asked if they were wor-

ried about collecting enough student opinion by October, Slomka was optimistic. "I believe we can do it. We're obviouslyno tgoing to talk to all 19,000 undergrad students, but we'll make good use of what we have." One problem with the proposal could be that the renovation of the SLC and the expansion of the recreation facilities are packaged together. Monica, an arts student said, "I like the SLC more than the gym, since I don't really use the gymnasium." Emma Canham, an earth sciences student added, "I think the Astroturf field is an unnecessary cost. What's wrong with grass? But I'd support the SLC."

The proposal claims that there is no possibility of voting on the SLC and recreation facilities independently. Students may also reject the addition of yet another student fee to undergraduate tuition. The renovations are expensive: the additional floor of the SLC will cost just less than $2.4 million dollars, the new fitness centre $1.2 million, and the asttoturf field has a projected price tag of $2.2 million. In addition, a new gymnasium will cost over a million dollars and the women's ice hockey dressing room is priced at $180,000. All of this adds up to a continued on page 6

irst-year mechanical engineering student Darren Hill 1 was killed in a motor vehicle accident last weekend, near his hometown of St. Paul's Station, outside of Stratford. Police were called to Perth Line 26 at approximately 2 p.m. last Saturday with a report of a motorcycle accident. Hill was riding a bicycle he had modified with an eight horsepower engine when he was hit by an oncoming vehicle. According to OPP constable Glen Childerley, Hill was eastbound when his vehicle entered the westbound lane, into the path of an oncoming fuel tanker truck. The road was closed for about seven hours as police investigated the accident. "We are not sure what [Hill] was attempting to do," said Childerley. An investigation is still underwav. . . ..- ..... .,> hut Childerlev ---., said that alcohol was not believed to be a factor. Students at St. Paul's College were shocked tolearnofffill's death when it was announced on Sunday. Many students did not realize who had been killed until Residence Life co-ordinator Paul Koop added a photograph to the announcement. "He was a quiet, soft-spoken guy," said Koop. Students at St. Paul's attended amemorial service on Sunday night, remembering Hill and exchanging stories. Koop said that Hill was happy at St. Paul's. "The e-mails he was sending home to his parents said he was making friends and having fun," he said. As a high school student at St. Mike's in Stratford, Hill was reputed to finish his physics projects the day after they were assigned. He ~-

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he Federation of Students has taken corporate sponsorship in post-secondary school to a campus near you with the advent of a large banner ad on their Web site. Cityfone, now the "official" cellular phone company of the Feds, is frbnt and centre on their homepage, and has raised concerns over the possibilities of selling out. As of September 2001, the Feds have made it possible for students to purchase Cityfone cell phones directly off its Web page. This begs the question, has corporate endorsement taken over our student government? Not yet anyway. Indeed, the affiliation between the Feds and

the Cityfone digital wirefree network began with the interests of students in mind. That, and an $8 dollar kickback for the Feds with every cell phone sold. As it turns out, the University of Waterloo is one of about 30 shareholding schools for an organization called Campus Advantage, which, incidentally, also has its logo prominently displayed beneath the Cityfone ad on the Feds' site. Campus Advantage, based out of the University ofAlberta, servicesa host of colleges and universities across Canada. Their objective is to provide students with products and servicesat a reduced rate by seeking out companies who deliver the best buy for our buck. It would be fair to say, then, that Campus Advantage acts as the middle-man in these

university-to-businesstransactions, matchingschools with products that meet their demand. In this case, the product is cell phones; however, having been partners with them for over a year, we have also received free tax filing through Campus Advantage courtesy of QuickTax and reduced insurance rates for Fed Hall. How it works: in exchange for visible display ads in 'high-traffic' areas, such as the Feds Web site, Campus Advantage takes a share of the revenues, while the companies involved are assured a high volume of customers. It also provides decent bargains for students. That being said, everyone benefits from the agreement -but at what cost? In this case, the Cityfone ad has become the most pronounced and

striking feature o n the Feds homepage. "I wouldn't say it's quite selling out," remarked Dawn Phillips, Vice-president of Administration and Finance. "We're providing a good service to students." As Phillips went on to confirm, the ad is there to benefit students as much as it's there to garner profits. And to be fair, the $8 commission on every sale goes towards funding the Feds' service operations, which co$er every facet from marketing to programming. Phillips also admitted that the concept of Campus Advantage and the servicethat they provide is fairly ambiguous, but she is confident that the arrangement is to everyone's advantage.







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lthough the mood on campus in the wake of lastweek's disaster can hardly be described as "tense," the Federation of Students as well as the Muslim Students Association MSA are taking steps to address any misplaced or irrational hostility towards Muslim students. Brenda Beatty, the vice president of studentissues,doesnot know of any incidents on campus in the past week. "On campus, there haven't been any reported incidents," she said. "But in situations like this, people would probably be less likely to report them." While things on campus are relatively peaceful, Beatty does know of incidents in the K-W area. These involved a Muslim woman accosted on the street, as well as a mosque in Cambridge that was left a threatening message on its answering machine. Beatty believes that there is a good deal of recognition on the UW campus that everyone has been victimized by this tragedy, and now is the time for caring and understand~ng.This was the reasoningbehind the Feds' prepared statement that was read in most classes. "We put out the statement to make sure our community stays supportive, whole and connected." The only tenslon that Beatty has experienced took place the day of the disaster, durlng those long hours of uncertainty and worry.

Also located on the Web page is the MSA's press release condemning last week's attack. Quadri makes it clear that, "Islam has no room for this kind of action, and anyone who tries to associate it with Islam is missing major tenets of the religion. There were Muslims who lost their lives in the WorldTrade Center and we feel as much shock, anger and frustration as anyone else. We're just another segment of the larger Canadian community." He also feels that the mood has changed on campus in the past week. "To be frank, people are scared. People are worried and we have told them to be careful, and to not walk around late at night alone." Despite some isolated incidents in the area, Quadri does have a feeling of optimism about the situation on campus. This is largely due to the fact that great dibersity exists within the student population. "Especially on campus, I think the fact that we study and live with so many different types of people accustoms us." This minimizes what Quadri calls the "stereotypes that the media may attach." As the United States prepares its response, it will be important for level heads to prevail. As the Federation of Students stated in their message about tolerance, "In difficult times such as these, we must work to build our community rather than help others to tear it down through fear and speculation."

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"The day it happened a few students came to see me and they were basically saying that they're expecting World War 111 to erupt the following day." Many Muslim students have been made to feel uncomfortable in the past week. Junaid Quadri, the president of the MSA says, "What we're finding is we have a few incidents which are not severe at all. Looks, and different types of comments [have been] directed at people. We also have a lot of Muslim women having a feeling of discomfort because they are often the most visible Muslims. There have been a few incidents on campus and we are keeping a file on what's happening." Compared to many other places, the University of Waterloo seems to have a different attitude in dealing with the confusion that is a result of last week's tragedy. "Things seem pretty positive compared to other campuses, other places in Canada, and especially the United States," adds Quadri. The MSA is encouraging anyone who has been the subject of harassment to report the incident. "We're dedicating a portion of our Web page to this issue. People who are coming across anti-Muslim behavlour, or harassment, or even if it's something that makes you feel uncomfortable, please report it. We have something that we call an incident report form." The MSA's Web page can be accessed at watservl.uwaterloo.cai-muslim/.

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the U.S. this term. I will never fully experience first-hand the devastation that occurred on September 11, and perhaps I have no right commenting on what I would do in other co-op students' situations, but I'm confident that I would choose to stay unless I felt extremely unsafe and unbearably vulnerable. This, by no means, implies that I disagree with any student's decision to leave their jobs and return to Ontario. People feel less safe than others at times like this, even in Waterloo where studentsare far removed from the attacks. But in one small way, staying is UW students' response to the terrorist cowardswho think they can slow us down. We will not retreat so easily. I kgow those are strong words from a columnist who is far removed from the whole fiasco. We can't deny thatwe'reglad we weren't inNewYorkwhen the WorldTrade Center collapsed. But if you were there, do you pick up and move away? I was criticized by some who made excuses for my willingness to stay in the US if I was on work term there. "That's just your journalistic urge," one said. "You just want

people to be worried about you," said another. It would be challenging from a journalistic stance, but I certainly wouldn't want people at home worried about my safety. Truth is, we're no safer in Waterloo - an hour away from the most populous city in Canada than our UW friends in New York. Everywhere in Ontario, there are groups trying to suppress our freedom and democracy, and a similar event can happen in our city. So the question is, do students run from New York to find safety back home when, really, we are all targets? It's hard to extract any benefits a student may find from staying at their US-based jobs, but there are a few positives that they can take from this forever-memorable co-op experience. For bne, students will observe how one nation will overcome such a devastating blow to material and morale. Also, unexpectedly, and perhaps regrettably, students will get first hand accounts of a country preparing for war. Lighting rarely hits the same spot twice, and we feel assured that this is true. Sometimes, it's a chance you take when you harvest fortitude and continue lifeafter disaster.


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s a community, indeed as part of the global village, we have persevered in our efforts to aid with World Trade Center disaster relief. On the UW campus, one only had to wal'~past the mathematics and computer building to see a public display of concern; written in chalk on the pavement were pleas for peace and donations for the effort. The distress has been felt on an international level, and our community resources have been assisting with both physical and emotional needs. The Canadian Red Cross has been a vital link to deliver donations to the American Red Cross, who in turn continually assess the level of need, and make the most of our contributions. David Mitchell, the branch manager for the Waterloo division of the Canadian Red Cross, indicated that the community response remains strong, and he encourages the public to donate what they can. The donations already collected were distributed almost immediately. All major banks are collecting donations on behalf of the Red Cross. The Kitchener-Waterloo region has already raised $23,000 and Cambridge raised $6,000; these figures are part of the $850,000 donated nationally. Counselling Services of UW has also been active in efforts to provide help as needed. After the news of the World Trade Center tragedy was announced, counselling services was included on the UW bulletin board. The message indicated normal reactions and feelings that could be expected, and stressed that their counselling services are readily available. Dr. Williams, director of Counselling Services, outlined the steps that were taken to ensure help for their clients. All appointments that had not been booked were reserved, and a team of staff and students

trained in critical incident stress debriefing was prepared to assist with crisis intervention if needed. Williams has discussed the issue with counselling centres from in Canada and the United States. The issue of counselling is sometimes brought to public attention after a crisis occurs. The actual incident may cause one to recall additional stress, and a choice to seek therapy may occur as an indirect result. It is then that its value is recognized more profoundly. Becuase of its high profile, this is a topic that affects virtually everyone. Counselling Services is prepared to assist clients in the short, as well as the long-term. The Salvation Army is another organization that has actively contributed support. Carol Montgomery, of the Hamilton branch (which also covers Waterloo) indicated that efforts have been focused on Fort Erie, by the Peace Bridge. Public response from United States and Canada has been generous; in fact there has been difficulty for the New York City headquarters to store the numerous donations. At the moment, monetary donations are appreciated. Gloves and work boots were given from local companies, and are being distributed for use in New York City's recovery effort. On September 12, and continuing over the course of seven days, 88 volunteers contributed 6,248 hours and served 7,015 meals which were given to stranded truckers attempting to cross at the Fort Erie border. Donations can be made to the Canadian Red Cross (Kitchener-Waterloo branch) at 742-2785 or at participatinglocal banks. The Salvation Army can be contacted via phone and internet. To make credit card donations for U.S. Relief Fund call 1-888-321-3433or write to: The Salvation Army US Relief Effort 200-340 York Blvd. Hamilton, ON L8R 3L2

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volunteered at a local community kitchen, and was a 4 H club leader in woodworkmg. At the funeral, Hill was noted for his creativity and adventurous nature. A skilled welder, he bulk a dune buggy capable of speeds up to 200 krn per hour, and raced it at local tracks. "He was so creative with the way he built things," said Koop. "He had so much potential here." Although it wasn't street legal, Hill told


Koop that his modified bicycle could achieve speeds of 95km per hour. Hill's parents, both UW alumni who lived at St. Paul's College, own a farm about Skm from the scene of the collision. Hill is survived by his brother, Graham, and his sister, Cailin, as well as his parents, Garry Hill and Karen Lefrancois-Hill. He was 18. Donations in memory of Darren Hill can bemade to the Canadian Red Cross (Stratford branch) at 100 Gordon St. in Stratford, or to the Canadian Cancer Society, located at 342 Erie St. in Stratford.

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ever thought youcouldget something for nothing,did you? Thanks to afew dedicated UW grads, it just might be possible., a Web site set up last year by Mark Antkowski, Greg Balajewicz and Dani Goraichy, was originally intended to provide a car-pool service, where drivers could be matched up with people potentially looking for a ride. It has since grown to include a used-book trader and a sublet service. Balajewicz said that the idea for the site arose from another site providing a similar ride-matching service. "I thought that was a good idea; however, the Web sites that were out there [providing car-pooling services] charged considerable commission for doing so." "We realized that students couldn'tafford to pay, andwe didn't want that to happen because we wanted people to actually hse the

service," Balajewicz said. "We thought this is an area that could benefit students to find aride home. It could also help the environment a little, of course." When the site was implemented, administrators received so many suggestions from visitors to the site that they quickly began to incorporate other features. "People started e-mailing us saying it would be really cool [to have a used-book service], and we were thinking it was an interesting idea to be able to sell used books online - it sounds even more useful, so we put our efforts there." The admninistrators of the site are recent University of Waterloo graduates. They volunteer their time and have other full-time commitments. New suggestions are constantly flowing in, and the administrators are scrambling to implement some of them. In the works, Balajewicz said, might be a tutor-matching service, an extended classified service and a discussion forum for opinions on certain courses. The main task at hand, how-

ever, is to get the word around about the Web site. The group has been working with student unions, including UW's Federation of Students, to promote the site. They have undertaken small flyer campaigns. An advertisement was included in the frosh kits at Wilfrid Laurier University. The main problem with advertising is that the group is trying to keep administrative costs of the site very low so that it can be selfsustaining. W i t h t h e c u r r e n t budget, Balajewicz said the site can run for the next ten years. An ad campaign of a reasonable size could quickly use up the limited resources of the group. Balajewicz said he hopes the news will get around by word-ofmouth as students find the site to be useful. "We basically wanted to create a service and hand it to students and say 'We made this, and we're going to maintain it. Why don't you see if you need it, and use it to the best of your abilities. Advertise as much as you can, and if it's useful, then use it,"' he said.

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t has been a summer of change for two of the Fed's business: The Bomber and Ground Zero. After Bomber manager Steve Semanski's contract was not renewed at the end of July, four student supervisors were left to handle some big plans. Christine Dye, a science student who has been a supervisor at Bomber for three years estimates that $20,000 to $25,000 was spent on upgrades and improvements. The biggest change is an outside bar, which Pye said "was built by staff and is going to be finished by Plant Ops." Dawn Phillips, Feds VP of administration and finance was not pleased with the previous outdoor bar that was being used; "it created an obstruction because it was so close to the entrance, it was small, makeshift and iust not ~ermanent."The new bar was open during the first week of school, but will not re-open until the shingles have been installed. Other new things a t The Bomber are ceiling tiles, two new TVs, lighting, speakers, tables and glassware. There is also a new computerized wait staff terminal, which Pye hopeswill be quicker and more efficient for serving customers. With these new terminals, both bars will be open to serve patrons directly.

Steve Semanski's three year contract as Bomber manager ended at the end of July 2001. It was decided by Feds and human resources that the contract would not be renewed. Dawn Phillips wouldn't comment o n why it wasn't renewed; "it's confidential information." Christine Pye also wouldn't comment o n why Semanski's contract wasn't renewed. The Feds are going to be hiring a new Bomber manager, "hopefully we can find somebody by the end of October" said Phillips. When asked how she felt the supervisors are doing running The Bomber, Phillips said "Awesome, they've been working really hard and I'm pleased." Pye said she wants a manager who "is open to ideas and enthusiastic about the Bomber." Ground Zero was not open for business this past summer; "there weren't enough students o n campus to support the business," Phillips said. Phillips also said that Ground Zero made money during some months of last year, but o n the whole it lost money. When asked what changes have been made to try to make more money, Phillips said, "small menu changes now, but Dave McDougall (Marketing Director) is conducting a student survey to find out the optimal use of Ground Zero."

Correction: In our August 31 issue, an lmprint article o n the Feds strategic plan included uncredited quotations from UW campus media group Regrettably, Imprint failed to credit these quotations to Susan Bubak, the author of the story, or to The error was compounded when we omitted this correction from our last issue. Imprint apologizes to both Susan Bubak and uwstudent.ore for this oversieht.

Phillip's assures that the Ground Zero location will remain a food service based business. One thing remains clear about Ground Zero-Dawn Phillips has a big job of trying t o create profitable ventures.

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total cost of just over $7 million, and comes just after students paid to renovate the SLC in the 1990s. Despite the extra student fee, the committee feels it is a worthwhile endeavour. "Personally, I find it beneficial to be paying for something I get to see the reward for, and even if I only use it for a year ~twill benefit others that come here," said Slomka. Many students seem to agree. As an accounnng student put it, "Sure, I'd support it (the expansions). You wouldn't even notice twenty bucks." Students who have an opinion o n the issue are encouraged to speak to any member of the joint committee performing student consultations. The committee is made up of Yaacov Iland, the Fed's president, as well as student representatives a i k e Kerrigan and Brenda Slomka. As Slomka says, "I am here, along with Yaacov and Mike, to listen to the student voices and hash out a proposal that is best for everyone."

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In another seemingly unrelated news story, media outlets around the globe are providing instruction for parents on how to appropriately talk to their children about the pictures they see on television and the stories they read from their newspapers about the tragedy in New York. In an age of terror, when we become locked on to any piece of information, relevant or not, we find that our media addiction has become like sex. Media has become such a part of our daily lives in the aftermath of New York that we need to gluttonously consume it from behlnd the counter as if ~twas cheap pornography. The media and its coverage of terror has simply become a reality of the coming of age experience as we learn to 'explain' the realities of our world to our children as they are surrounded by 17 networks, every newspaper and every Web site dedicated to news of the terror. T o state my bias in this criticism, I am a self-confessed media junkie. I voraciously devour news in any form. I have been known to spend countless hours reading different media outlet versions of the same story. However, in the wake of terror, in the wake of an all-out media feeding frenzy, one has to question the public's sudden desire to know and its impact on our societal understanding. Art Silverblatt enlightens in his teachings on media literacy in the Gulf War of the early '90s that "In the absence of hard news, the media devoted much of

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its time to 'experts'- that is former government officials, who elaborate on, but basically reinforced, the same party line. Reporters were often reduced to the role of facilitators or worse, cheerleaders, for the government line." I hope we can all admit that the events in New York last week were a real tragedy. As the media reporters ran clips from each world leader (clearly aware they would be televised), speech wrlters were not short o n adjectives to describe the events as heinous, cowardly, evil, horrifying or devastating. Each of these adjectives hold true. However, the events of NewYorkshould not warrant a media obsession which seeks to define our perspective on those events. As we race forward to "the newwar," or "the fight against terror" or "the retaliation for the attack o n the civilised world," let us remember that our new addiction has little room for dissent. The media frenzy of New York reminds us all of the horror and the terror and insures we find every devastating detail to elucidate those occurrences. This round-the-clock media fest spends little time taking a step back from the situation t o understand its context and the options available to us in terror's aftermath. As we buy newspapers to fill our urge like smut satisfies a hornball, as we watch CNN as if the meaning of life will be revealed in hour two, as we teach our children about war because the National Post told us how, let us remember that the media IS here to inform our choices, not report o n our reaht~es.As we sully over to the counter one more tlme, let us seek to truly Inform ourselves and not t o fulfil our new addlct~on to the supposed vo~ce of authority.


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If it bleeds, it leads E

ach day at Imprint, we are subjected to a deluge of information. But before anything hits your printed page, we have to decide if it's news or not. Most of what we hear is outside of the scope of your average student newspaper, and much of it is subjective and opinionated. Students angry about being fired from their part-time jobs, students frustrated with QUEST, corporations pushing products and a steady flow of right-wing Christian fundamentalist propaganda. News is often more about what doesn't get printed than what does. How many photos of mourning Palestinians did we see last week? Not many. I doubt anyone is so ignorant as to assume that the CNN video footage was representative of the feelings of the entire country, including those that have emigrated to North America from Palestine. I'm not crying conspiracy (though many are) but make no mistake: what you see in print is only the tip of the iceberg. I'll be honest; the majority of the press releases and promotion that meander across my desk each

week via faxes and e-mail go directly into the recycling bin, but there's a reason for that. As the official student newspaper o n campus, our only obligation is to students. As a result, we make a concerted effort to cover only issues that relate to students. Each week we have to take our story list and decide what's most important to students, and how to present it in a way that is easy to understand, but also relates to our readership. There was much debate about how Imprint should cover last week's terrorist attacks onNewYork and Washington. We've tried t o stay focused on the university community and UW students. Many of you have written and called in to offer articles and opinion pieces about the attacks. What became immediately apparent was that we would not be able t o provide in-depth coverage of what was happening, but we shouldn't have to. What we should do is put a student face behind each story we write. Last week's coverage reported on the whereabouts of the 21 co-op students in the NewYork area, and this week's issue covers the ripple effect we've felt

here in Waterloo. In the industry, there is a saying: "If it bleeds, it leads." It's not something that journalists should be proud of, but it's the way most major media outlets operate. Readers need only look at the past week's news coverage to see the truth of the old adage. As an incubation point for journalists, Imprint has the luxury of accepting or discarding the "unofficial rules" of journalism. As a result, we don't have to -and rarely ever - call the families of victims, and we don't have to print gruesome photos to increase readership. White House correspondent Debra Mathis was asked why the media always reports the negative stories. Her response was sharp, but telling. "News is about the exception, the outrage - what shouldn't have been," she said. "I hope we never get to the point where good deeds and happy stories fit ~ n t othat category." -Ryan Matthew Merkley Editor-in-chief

No sympathy To the editor,


his is in response to Hala Khalaf s feature. How can one sympathize with Palestinians now after seeing their joy after the WTC and Pentagon attack? There are similar celebrations after suicide bombings in Israel. Sympathizing with the Palestine now only shows that we support their terrorism. Although the media should be neutral, they haven't been in the past, but perhaps now after these barbaric acts they will re-examine their stand on this issue. How can one feel sympathy for a group of people that take joy in their death?

-Zvi Vaxman Humber College, programming '98 Considerably more sympathy To theeditor,


alaKhalaf s "Summer in arefugee camp" documented both the misery and hopes of Palestinian refugees. However, to understand the causes of their hardship we must look at the past. Many different peoples inhabited Israel (or Palestine) over the course of history. Ms. Khalaf s Palestinian friends in Lebanon are the descendents of the Arab inhabitants of Palestine until 1948. That year UN resolution 181-(2)created twostates: an Araband aJewishone. TheJewish leadership was united in accepting the deal. The Arab response was a united attack on Israel. Israel won independence and Jordan took over the Palestinianstate. Many Arabsescaped the country. Some feared Israelireprisals(whichneverhappened). Some just escaped the fighting. Somestayedtobecomecitizensofthe State of Israel. Simultaneously, over a million Jews left Arab countries. Although few had ideological reasons, most faced repeated massacres and confiscations. While Israel welcomedJewishrefugees, no Arab country welcomed fellowArabs fromPalestine. As Ms. Khalaf told us, 53 years after departure they still live in the same camps they built on arrival. Proper healthcare and education are scarce. Children have few opportunities for professional employment because they are discriminatedagainst. TO make ;hings worse, this month the Lebanese parliament passed a law banning Palestinians from owning or inheriting real estate. Naturally, friendly Arabstatesneglectedto mention this in the recent anti-racism convention in Durban. The excuse oneLebanese MPgave the new law is equallyself explanatory: "The Palest~niansmust not forget their homeland." Thus many Palestinlam do "ache to return to thelr homeland." To return not because they are refugees, but because they h e in undemocrat^^, backward and corrupt states. -


Misery and alienation have shaped Palestinians just like they have defined Jews. In my opinion, a solution to the Palestinian problem would involve four components: Democratization of the region, acceptance of the Palestiniansby their fellowhabs, compensation for both Jewish and Palestinianrefugees, and a real acceptance of Israel's right to exist. Distorting history just paves . the way to another war. -Alexandw Gutfraind 2B applied mathematics

Continuity = stability To theeditor,


our editorial of September 14 addresses the issues of representation and continuity in the Federation of Students. Last year, in opposing the creationof aco-opsociety, student council decided that an additional level of representation was unnecessary. Yaacov's comments reveal an important fact often overlooked by media: nearly all of the students involved in student representation are volunteers (or, at some $24,000 a year for 60 hours a week, seem to be volunteers). Sometimesnew levels of governance are added because those involved simply don't have the energy tosolve yet another problem. However, it is my opinion that the current structure of representation is well-designed and should be able to handle any challenges in the coming years. I encouragetheeditor andmembers of the federation to continue to press the Feds on the issue of continuity. Last year's board of directors highlighted continuity as an important issue for this year's board to face. I have spoken with members of the board on a proposal to stagger terms of office on the board and provide opportunities for non-councillors to sit on the board. This is just one of many steps necessary to improve the long-term fiscal stability of the organization. -Douglas Stebila 3B mathematics

Acceptance is the answer To the editor,


lthough I am ethnically Chinese, I am foremost Canadian. My grandpaand his children fled wars and oppression. After much hardship, they arrived in Canada, a peaceful country where they were accepted. Growing up in Canada has allowed me to achieve a great education and the tools to build agreat future. I've been to Asia on occasion, andhave researched my heritage. My grandpa speaksEnglish perfectly, and reads Canadiannewspaperseveryday. He livesindependentlyand hasmany ethnicallydiverse friends. He is completely Canadian, and I am proud of hmandmy parents. I knowhowhard it has been for them to adjust toliving In acountry where they do not know

how to act, or speak. Fromour family line, my grandparents on both sides of the family have come from war-torn places. They have many terrifying memories to tell their children. To us they are merely stories, but I can see that there is so much more inside my grandparents' hearts. They worked hard to get us to Canada, to give us a life free from the violence that they experienced. When I think of this, I feel that it would be so incredibly sad to seeour country suffer the same war-torn fate as their homeland. Yet given the volatile state of international relations, this seems to be a distinct possibility. I wish that what I hear from my grandparents will remain a story to me, not an experience. In this time of unrest, I am pleading that we remember we are Canadians and multiculturalismdefinesour country. It issomething to be proud of. There are many innocent Muslim people in our country who have embracedtheir Canadianheritage. While I share the sadness and anger that people in North America feel right now, I think that it would be unwise and unfair to react with discrimination or violence. Inevitably,this would cause more conflict and sadness, as it did during the internment of thousands of Japanese-Canadiansduring WW2. The firststep to keeping Canada a oeacefulcountrvamidst the turmoil is to stay composed and diplomatic towards our fellow Canadians no matter what ethnicbackgroundor religionthey represent. -Miriam Lam UW alumna, kinesiology '01

What's wrong with the truth? To the editor,


would like to comment on the fact that although sex is not a prerequisite for university life, it does play a very active role in the time or at least mind of most students. Dorm beds are tiny and you know what, is there any harm in letting frosh know? I bet most people who are in university do have sex in their dorm room sometime over the course of the year, so guess what, frosh can expect their roommates to have sex at home. This article was not outrageous, or obscene or ridiculous, unlike some of the reactions it has garnered. -Name witheldby request

Informative and accurate To the editor,


am writing as a sex therapist. Having practised in this community for over 20 years, I was unhappy to wimess all the negative publicity regarding the article on sex in the Imprint. I believe that Amy Potvin and Evan Munday produced an inter-

esting article in "Secrets Revealed." I found the information on "How to have sex" informative and accurate. How can this be harmful to frosh? Maybe itwas the cartoons. Maybe illustrations, though funny were "too in your face" and the message lost some of the written meaning. I appreciated Jon Willing's article in the Record. I agree with him that it is confusing "that all hell breaks loose" when frosh are exposed to sex education. People come to university to be educated and informed. These people - are adults who will be exposed to a variety of experiences and will learn to think and to choose what fits for them. Let's be more open and trusting of people's integrity. *

-Elizabeth Huss UW alumna

Girnme sex but only if it's funny To the editor,


am writing to inform you of my agreement with the letters of Ms. Eves and Ms. Ambrozic. I too found the "How to have sex" section in the frosh section of Imprint. I have no concern about its immorality, or the image the university is trying to change, or the fact that it is "pornographic" or "liberal." Neither my morality nor my scruples have been mangled by the article. Those things I can endure. But it has offended the most sensitive of capabilities. . .my sense of humour. Some might call me a prude for nostalgically remembering the days of The Parking Lot is Full, when offensive drivel would bring a smile to my face. But "How to have sex" was simply not funny. Not as satire, reference, pun or slapstick. I implore Imprint to only print offensive articles which are funny. -Pete Hamm 4N arts

Touch not lest ye be touched To the editor,


would like to express my extreme disappointment with the recent actions taken by UW staff to censor Imprint. As an employee of The Cord, I have seen several similar attempts to censor content and expression by the Laurier administration and thought I would offer an outsider's view of the situation. Residence Life Director Leanne O'Donnell claims that several dons had brought the ques~ionabletwopage spread to her attention and asked her if she had seen it. I find it quite disturbing that the concerns of these few dons takes priority over the opinions of any other dons and any students living in these residences. Did the opinions of the other dons or students even matter in this decision? '

It is not Leanne O'Donnell's job to tell students what they are allowed to see and think. Self-appointed authorities such as O'Donnell cannot continue to force her own values upon a number of people who do not have the opportunity to voice their own opinions and have no recourse other than to accept her decisions. This sounds more like a dictatorship than an institution for higher learning. University campusesare not full of little children.We are adultswithour own thoughts and opinions and are not here to be forced to thinkin ways our administratorsdeemappropriate. Also, O'Donnell's claim that people were upset over commentary regarding PAC0 and their attempts to censor frosh weekis ridiculous. The whole point of having aForurn section is to give people the opportunity tovoice their opinions on issues occurringat UW. But itseems certain UW administrators are more concerned with refusing critical review of anything they do rather than encouraging independent and critical thought. And a university that refuses such a thing cannot truly call themselves a university. Last year, Laurier did the exact same thing by refusing to include The Cordin frosh week packages because of "questionable content." Free speech, just watch what you say. -Maneesh Sehdev Production Manager, The Cord Weekly Wilfnd Laurier University

Correction In last week's issue of Imprint Chris Ambrozic was mistakenly listed as UW alumnus when in fact she is UW alumna. We're sorry, Chris. The forum section enables members of the Unive'rsity of Waterloo community t o present views on various issues through letters to the editor and longer comment pieces. All letters must be signed by the author, with a phone number for verification, and s h o u l d n o t e x c e e d 350 words. They can be sent to: Letters received via fax or e-mail will not be printed unless a phone number for verification is included. All material is subject t o editing for brevity and clarity. The editor reserves the right t o refuse t o publish letters o r articles which are judged t o be libellous or in violation of Imprint's code of ethics. The opinions expressed through columns, comment pieces, letters and other articles are strictly those of the authors, not the opinions of Imprint.


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NARINA NAORA special to Impflnt N l G E L FLEAR special to Imprint


ike many citizens of the world, I have spent countless hours in front of the television watchingnews on the disaster in the United States, saddened by the tremendous loss of life, shocked at the destruction, and frightened about how the US government would respond. I would watch many hours of CNN before some of the ramifications for gays and lesbians entered my mind. For the queer individual, the disasters at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in rural Pennsylvania may serve as a reminder of how hatred against a group of people can consume a person. It also serves as a reminder that despite the deepest desire to help, when it comes to donating blood, this help can be met with discrimination. Donating blood is one of the most altruistic things a person can do. But gay men are prohibited from donating, unless they're virgins. This policy of Canadian and American blood agencies has been in effect since 1985 and exists in order to decrease the likelihood of H N infection in blood recipients. But as

tens of thousands lined up last week to donate, surely many gay men were caught unaware that their blood was unwanted. The issue of blood donation is a complex and frustrating one. I personally think that the restrictions on gay men is excessive but justifiable if the ultimate goal is a safe bloodsupply. Thegay citizen is still able to make a contribution by donating time and money. The groundswell of misplaced hatred towards people of Arab descent should be particularly troubling for queer people and other minorities. It goes without saying that our society will not achieve peace until we stop blaming groups for the actions of individuals. War and hatred won't bring back the dead -it v(ril1only beget more war and hatred. Misplaced hatred towards gays in the wake of the bombings was minimal; in fact, it was isolated to one statement made by Jerry Falwell on The 700 Club. Falwell blamed the American tragedy on gays, lesbians, feminists,abortionists, "pagansn and those who strive for civil liberties. According to the Baptist preacher, these people anger God: Falwell later apologized on CNN,

but quoted Proverbs 14:23, which says "living by God'sprinciples promotes a nation to greatness, violating those principles brings a nation to shame." Finally, in this array ofthoughts and ideas pertinent to the queer individual in the wake of the recent disaster, I will close by observing the passing of those queer people who died alongside innocent citizens aboard the four airplanes that crashed on Tuesday (as reported by queer news sources). David Charlebois, co-pilot of Flight 77, and member of a gay pilots association. Mark Bingham, a public relations executive and amateur rugby player whoisspeculated to be among the passengers who helped to overcome the hijackers in Pennsylvania. Ronald Gamboa, his partner of 13years, DanBrandhorst, and their adopted son, David, who were aboard the second plane tosrash into the World Trade Center. Joe Ferguson, a passenger on Flight 77, who served as director of the Geography Educationoutreach Program at National Geographic. For the families of these and all others affected by the tragedy in America, may peace prevail.


n the wake of the terrible tragedy that occurred on Septemeber 11 in the United States, I've felt many different emotions. Our innocence and sense of protection was lost when we witnessed this unbelievable tragedy. I stop and think, did this really happen? But what frightens me most is not the events of last week, but what has surfaced in the aftermath revenge, racism, and random of acts of violence against our Muslim, Hindu and Sikh neighbours and friends. On the University of Waterloo campus, there have been reported incidences of racial slurs. It is dis-

concerting that Muslim students do not feel safe on their own campus. How would people respond if they found outthe people behind this act of terrorism were atypical, accepted Americans, i.e. white, like Tim McVeigh who bombed the Federal Building in Oklahoma? Tim Wise, an anti-racist activist from Nashville, writes: "Bottom line: enemies who look different, speak a different language or practise a different religion are much easier to view as the 'other,' as somehow cut-off from the common humanity of which we consider ourselves a part. And so we speak now of killing Arabs indiscriminately, of not differentiating between the continued on page 10

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guilty and the innocent, and winning a war, which we claim has been officially engaged. But we would have said none of these things had the perpetrators been internal extremists. We said none of these things about those who fit the descriptions of Tim McVeigh." Perhaps this is all indicative of the stateof our world today. America had isolated itself from the rest of the international stage to the point where it seemed unfathomable that it could have been attacked. I wonder if the US has asked itself why this has happened. Why should they have been attacked when they have enough power and nuclear missiles to reign terror on the entire world? But it's shameful that the rest of the world, including Canada, is rallying behind the US government when more innocent civilians may be killed. Would bombing Afghanistan, where bin Laden is suspected to be hiding, stop terrorism?

It seems ironic that bin Laden was apparently trained by the CIA to fight against the Soviets during the Cold War. When the Soviet Union occupied Afghanistan, the CIA trained him and his buddies how to commit acts of terrorism against the Soviet forces. The US no longer needs the Taliban and bin Laden has turned on them. The US abhors terrorism -unless they are the ones doing the terrorizing. Although the outlook may at times appear bleak, we are not powerless. WPIRG is planning a teachin against racism and war in the upcoming weeks. If anyone is interested in helping to organize this event, call our office at 888-4882. Upcoming Events - Cuba: In Defence of the Miami five, with Rogerio Santana, Consul General, Cuban Consulate. Find out about the five Cuban patriots who are in jail in Miami Friday, September 28 at 7 p.m. in the WPIRG office (Student Life Centre, Room 2139).

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t seems like we're atwar now. But I think we can still change that. "An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind." -Mahatma Gandhi Besides some war in some far off place, there's already been some serious shit going down here. Racism and violence against Muslims and other 'Middle-Eastern-type' peoples is happening. It's not isolatedincidents. It'severywhere. Two shooting deaths this past weekend in the States are the most extreme tip of the iceberg. Incidents have been reported at this university.Yeah, that's right, right here. So, I'ma bit disappointed right now - about a lot of things, but very much so about the way some people are racist. Not that that is anything new, though. Another thing that I'm very disappointed about is how the media is racist. Not that that's anything new either. But just the way that all the papers and TV stations splashed pictures of Palestinians celebrating the terrorist attacks, but didn't have anything to say about those who may not have been celebrating, and were instead mourning.

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Also, the way that they condemn any anti-Muslim backlash when they are in fact doing so much to fuel it. The way that the Record published a big story on how a local synagogue (Jewish) hired police for protection, yet only put four paragraphs in about how a Guelph mosque (Muslim) was attacked by racists who spray-painted "killersn and "go home" in foot-high letters on the door. This was buried at the end of a story on an area man from Afghanistan who is scared for family that he has living in that country. "I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. " -Martin Luther King, Jr. I'm also disappointed with the mainstream and corporate media, not that there's anything new there either. They're pretty much prpmoting that we go to war. They're preparing us for it - Tuesday's Record headline was a quote from Bush, "There will becosts." Wednesday's Record screams, "Bracing for Holy War," like it's the Afghanistanians who are the ones starting this war -like they've got any choice at all. I could keep going but it would probably take me more space than I've got. The media features way too

many. government officials and mili tary. types, and way too few peoplt .* - - e who might be opposing war. The interview I did with PACS director Lowell Ewert, who doesn't like violence, is an anomoly in the sea of voices screaming for blood. If you want some historical reference, check out the type of propaganda that passed for news back during the Vietnam war. We're living through another period of that type of shit being fed down our throats. It's pretty hard to evade it, it's everywhere. If you think there's nothing wrong with the media coverage of this stuff, then -nothing personal - I think you're smoking crack. "Never indeed is hatred stilled by hatred; it will only be stilled by non-hatred-this isan eternal law." -Buddha But it ain't all bad. There's alternatives to all the hype - the Independent Media Centre here in K-W has put out a special two-page edition of the paper, Blind Spot, to promote peace. You can get it off the Web at article #1821, or click on the K-W Blind Spot link. "If they make us all panic then they can start martial law." -Dead Prez



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ince lastTuesday, there's been a lot said about what the ter- rorist attacks mean and where we go from here. Unfortunately, most of it seems to call for a solution involving military action. Do more innocent civilians need to be killed? Many seem to think so, but not Lowell Ewert, director of the Peace and Conflict Studies program and the Institute of Peace andconflict Studies at Conrad Grebel College. He thinks there may be a better way to deal with the attacks, and he cautiously admits that something positive may come out of this mess. As the American government declares war on terrorism, Ewert sees "the need for the world community to come together and define this thing called terrorism and agree that its wrong." But, that's easier said than done: "I think that's going to be a more difficult process than George Bush or anyone else thinks at this time because I don't think there's a real agreement on what terrorism is.

"As someone said, this is aproblem that only the world community collectivelycan solve; it's not something that one individual nation can solve. I applaud that." Ewert suggests there's a silver lining in the horrible acts committed last Tuesday. "I mean, there are a lot of people talking to each other about this topic now who weren't talking two weeks ago and I think that's very positive. "I think that first and foremost it needs to be defined as a criminal act. As I heard someone say, defining it as an act of war gives it a certain legitimacy that it doesn't deserve. It's a criminal act and it should be treated in that way." Ewert sees value in looking "to listen to victims' groups about how they define it, to listen to government officials, to listen to those who are involved in trying to prevent it, to really consult widely. "To push the learning, the knowledge, the debate and dialogue on that issue is important," he says. "I think that civil society can play a very important role in defining terrorism and clarifying for world political leaders that it is not

anacceptable political act. So I think we can really get involved in creating a political movement that limits the practice of terrorism." How can we limit terrorism? "If you create an international consensus against it, you're going to make it a lot more difficult for people to find the human resources, the financial resources and the physical resources. I think it starts drying up the pond in which this kind of movement can flourish." Ewert suggests that healing for the victims of terrorist acts can be found by bringing them together. "You look at groups of victims who have been subjected to some horrible reprisalsinternationally -Latin America and other places in the world where there have beena whole bunch of civilian victims - to get them talking to each other and with the people in New York, to talk about their common humanity, th& common anger at being victimized and their common fear at being targeted. I think building those kinds of connections between victim groups around the world would be a very valuable part of both healing and solidifying world opinion

against terrorism." But how can we deal with this horrific act of terrorism committed against the targets in the United States? "From the peace and conflict perspective we believe, and I believe. that another cvcle of violence won't work. I think further research on lookine" at whether violence, and indiscriminate violence, actually promotes peace. I don't think it does. "I think the peace community could, and it hasn't yet, but it could help the worldunderstand thatthere arevery effectivewaysnon-violently to respond to these horrendous acts, and that blind military striking out may not be the answer. "I think there's alegitimate role that police forces play, and I think the distinction that's typically made is between legitimate policing functions and military. Military forces are subject to political control and they are usually sent for political purposes whereas a civilian police force or a police force is more subject to the rule of law. I think there's a profound difference. "Some of the rhetoric seems to say that a military response alone is

going to be the solution. Violence typically doesn't work. Violence typically creates the fertile ground for very, very angry and bitter people to come along and commit other acts. I'm a little concerned that the talk of revenge and retaliation will, if history is a guide here, create more people who have an axe to grind with one or more of the parties and it will not result in a peaceful and just solution for all. So that kind of revenge and retaliatory language is something that I think is misguided. "There's been some pretty scary articles that I've read basically saying 'strike back and if a lot of civilians are killed that's too bad; it's regrettable but it's okay.' That kind of thinking really is frightening to me because it assumes that violence will work. "Some would justify harming other civiliansbecause of what happened in New York. I just don't think that's appropriate. Civilians are to be protected. When people deliberately target civilians, I think we draw the line. We do draw the line, I don't think that. You don't

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Protection versus privacy An analysis of attempts to identify suspects in last week's terrorist attacks NATHAN ELDRED special to lmprint


s America tries to pick up the pieces of last week's terrorist attacks, there are several sketchy details to work out in the investigation. The inquiry is slowly creating a picture of the crime and finding a trail to the perpetrators. Indeed, when four planes can be used to claim thousands of lives and to destroy billions of dollars of NewYork property, the current level of security does not appear to be enough for many North Americans. The aftermath of this tragedy has reo-

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Big Brother is watching &om far above In the aftermath of the WorldTrade Center bombings and the resulting news coverage, everyone near a media outlet was familiar with the image of the two towers billowing with smoke and distorted pictures of the Pentagon seen from far away. To get a true sense of the mess, one needed to get a picture from above. With all air traffic grounded, news crews were forced to look up: way, way up. At least five publically-known satellites passed over New York and Washington within hours of the attack. They offered stunning pictures of what stood before and was now missing. By far,'s IKONOS satellite offered the best image, with a series of before and after views of the impact sites. highlights how far space satellites have come since Sputnik. Consumers can log onto their Web site and browse a gallery of snapshots and, for a small fee, download asnapshot of their hometown. For the cheapskates, or students low on cash, there is also a gallery of public images.

pened the privacy versus protecnon debate once again; only now, the libertarian cry seems to ring hollow in this event that came as a revelation to North American civil authorities and those they serve to protect. The FBI is currently pouring through millions of e-mail accounts looking for further clues in this sad affair. Last week, AOL and Earthlink, with a combined subscription of over 36 million accounts, announced that they will comply with the FBI's requests to search their users' accounts. The system being used to track e-mail isDCS1000, formerlyknown

as Carnivore, a Windows-based "packet-sniffer." The system can be installed at an Internet service provider to scan incoming and outgoing e-mail, including sender and recipient addresses andsubject lines, for text related to a specific investigation. While the system is designed for fine-tuned searches, it is also capable of performing broad sweeps, potentially scanning all traffic at a given service provider. The FBI uses this to single out and track parties that are under investigation. In a way, it's like having your phone tapped; only it can scan transmissionsfrom every service user. In effect, any communica-

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Born out of SiliconValley,an online saviour has emerged to save us noncomputer geeks from the fiery depths of microchip hell. Putsimply,PC911 is awebsite full of online tutorials. Founded in 1999, its tagline is 'Friendly computer help - in plain English.' Founder Alex 'Crazygerman' Byron started the company after getting fed up with his Luddite friends who all had similar computer-based problems. Rather than answer the same question over and over again, he started the site to help both his friends and those around the world. Two vears later. PC911 is an informa1 network of nine dedicated geeks and many more guest geeks. As a test, Imprint checked out the 'How to Burn a CD' guide. The guide began with an overview of the technology and then explained how to make both audio and data CDs. If a term popped up that seemed even remotely daunting, an explanation was provided. So if a computer crashes, acts funny, or you want to tweak your computer, check out PC911 at


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freedom of communication.He said, "I think there is no question that this terrorism will adversely affect civil liberties. Historically, civil liberties have always been abrogated in times of war." Shallit cites the treatment of Japanese-Canadians during the Second World War as one of many instances in recent history. "Control the Internet? You can't do it. It will only make life worse for everyone else," says UW philosophy professor Dr. Jan Narveson. He says that real terrorists use encryption technologies, which will always be ahead of government crackers, making government intervention costly and irrelevant, while honest people will feel the pressureof being under the government's watchful eye. Narveson believes that measur& should instead be taken to secure aircrafts by training flight staff in disarming terrorists and having cockpits closed off during flights. In reality, last week's siege was a rather low-tech affair. Hijackers used plastic knives and well planned co-ordination to pull off their vicious attack. They were fanatical and willing to martyr themselves. Monitoring the world's e-mail seems like a pale attempt at guarding against such an exploit, especially since most communications within large terrorists organizations would be encrypted anyway.




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tion on that provider's network can be monitored without a warrant. Previously, many large service providers were against allowing the FBI to use DCSlOOO on their systems. Last summer, AOL spokespersonNicholas Graham said, "Carnivore would not be allowed on our system and would be against our goal and mission of protecting our members' privacy." Earthlink took a similar position last summer as well. In light of last week's events, internet-users' privacy has been traded in large part for what is seen as an increase in national security. Despite the fact that many see such action as justifiable in attempt to identify suspects, there are more than a few people crying wolf. Dr. Prabhakar Ragde, a computer science professor at UW, is one of these people. When asked to comment on these recent security disclosures, Ragde said, "There are ample examples of such technologies being used indiscriminately against political targets." He went on to say, "There are relatively few checks and balances to ensure that such abuses do not occur, and we cannot simply take the word of security agencies that they will be responsible, given their history." Dr. Jeffrey Shallit, a UW computer science professor with an interest in technology and civil liberties, is also concerned about what the New York disaster will mean to



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pening up at the university art gallery this week is an exhibit called "Alarm," featuring ceramicinstallations by Hamilton-based artist Jane Adeney and including essays by Linda Kenyon. I spoke to Jane Adeney by telephone this week and the one word that really stayed with me from our conversation was "heft." The piece featured on this week's cover is called "Faultlines." It is 18 feet long and 5 feet wide, bringing down a feeling of imposition. Another piece featured is called "Cathexis" and consists of nine pillars, 6 feet tall with a base of 18 inches.

"I started out by drawing and painting the figure and getting totally frustrated because I couldn't get it to carry the load I wanted to put into [my art] which had to do with my profound desire to make sense of what it is to be human. I found it very soothing to make objects and let them tell me what they were about," says Adeney. These are huge, imposing pieces which challenge images of ceramics as simply the art of making garden gnomes or Christmas tree ddcorations. Although Adeney is aware of the prejudices against ceramics as alegitimate art form, it's not something she pays much attention to. The weight of finding meaningin our lives also manifestsitself through the struggle that Adeney experiences between herself and her clay. "Every time I set up a show I thjnk, 'why don't I make this out of paper machi?'

Artist JaneAdeney's exhibit features hand-made boxes, each containing items symbolizing something never fullv revealed. The exhibit oDens this week at East Campus Hall. Adeney feels that the older one gets, the deeper one digs into the "well," creating the gense for her that there are pieces she has to make because it's the only thing in her life that makes sense (besides her kids). Adeney feels that, in retrospect "Faultlines" is particularly relevant, in light of the events in New York and Washington last Tuesday. "Faultlines is this huge monolith containing all sorts of references to human passion, needs, desires, terrors, fears, hatreds they're all buried in there and the box is cracking and there is a sense that there is a lot of risk." In response to the terrorist attacks in the U.S.,Adeney has decided to remove ceramic bones that were in "Faultlines" because she felt that it would be "trite" and much too "evocative" right now, although the piece deals with the death of her mother.

The exhibit also features essays by Linda Kenyon, with whom Adeney has never met or spoken. Although Adeney sees the risk of having the essays accompany the exhibit, she was excited by the presence of the essays because it was a way of cataloguing, that she had never encountered. "It sort of spins off and they sort of work in their own little orbit, but they intersea with each other," says Adeney. The exhibit's title, "Alarm," was one that curator Carol Podelworny came up with, as well as the idea to include the essays by Linda Kenyon. "We deliberated over the title for quite a while and I didn't have a single clever idea, so Carol came up with several ideas and I liked this one. I think perhaps there is a sense of danger, and there is something that is quite dangerous that's being constrained in all of these boxes, and there are risks involved."




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Getting into The Closet SHANEKELEHER special to Imprint


In recent years, an appearance from Big Sugar has been something of a non-event, considering the band's propensity for playing in town every few months. But last Saturday's Fed Hall performance was a welcome reminder that the reggae-influenced boys of BS still rock. The show highlighted the band's solid rnusicianship (and incredible volume). Guitarist and frontman Gordie Johnson got right to the point, posing for the camera with his doublenecked electric.

he Closet 1s the story of one rather unremarkable man who, through the assistance of a neighbour, manufactures a rumour that he is secretly gay, all to keep his job. The filmis written and directed by Francis Veber, an icon of French cinema who has a history of importing his films to North American audiences (with somewhat checkered results). Here, Veber offers us a charmine" comedv that adroitly dissects gay and straight relations in the workplace, in a provocative yet witty fashion. Francois Pignon (played by Daniel Auteuil) is an unassuming accountant at acondom factory with very little to live for. He still loves the wife (who left him two years ago), his teenage son ignores him and he is about to lose his job, all le him to be because ~. e o ~consider relatively inconsequential. All of that changes when a neighbour,warmly played by Michel Aumont, manages to doctor a picture making it appear that Francois is standing in a leather bar in ass-less pants being groped by another man. Suddenly his life is transformed; those around himview him as much more interestmgnowthat they think he is leading this double life. Interestingly enough, Francois at times seems to be a supporting character in this film. What is central to the story is how everyone around him reacts to the news. His neighbour warns him that if he attempts to play the part, he will embarrass himself and so Francois

basically behaves as he did before. The cleverest vehicle for this is Felix Santini (played with an oafish charm by Gerard Depardieu), an overtly homophobic executive who fears that his cushy job may be in jeopardy when the CEO challenges his intolerant attitude. Once Francois "comes out," Felix decides, ever so reluctantly, that he must prove to the company that he likes gays. H e embarks o n establishing a relationship with Francois in an inept and patently insincere manner. His clumsy attempts to ingratiate himself with the oblivious Francois are so palpably uncomfortable that they erupt in a series of hilarious scenes. Depardieu shines in these scenes and North American audiences manage to get an all too rare glimpse of his comic brilliance. If there is anything to criticize, it is the slight over-simplifications. Some reactions are unbelievable and are never convincingly explained.

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t's not really a recording company, or a record label, and the bands who stamp its seal on their albums don't all sound alike. Yet the term "Elephant 6" has come to refer to an enhre musical scene of artists who share band members, recording space and a certain laidback, DIY pop aesthetic. It all began, as they say, with four friends attending grade nine together In Ruston, Louisiana. Bill Doss, Will Cullen, Jeff Mangum and Robert Schneider were in a number of bands and continually made and traded 4-track tapes among themselves andawider group of friends. They insist that these were n o t demos, but rather "records" with extremely limited pressings of, er, three or so. To keep track of these many recordings the Elephant 6 Recording Company was somewhat officiallvcreated. The name itself means nothing - it could have just as easily been Hummingbird 19 or Rhinoceros 12. The four founders describe their motives as being related to the creation of a scene as opposed to the blind following of an already existing scene. They eschewed the regular send-demos-and-ay-to-break-intothe-music-scene approach and distributed recordings among friends,

until the muslc press began to take notice. Now the Elephant 6 seal has come to be recognized as a mark of quallty and h~ghlyor~ginalpop music on the records w t h wh~ch~tIS assoc~ated.The list of groups that fall under this loose collective seems endless, as bands seem to sprour new projects and recordswithalarming frequency. Spec~ficmembersare hard to pin down, as the lineup of artlsts tends to sh~ftfrom album to album and performance to performance. But there is a clear "big three" of the Elephant 6 which includes the three founding members: Neutral Milk Hotel, the Apples instereo, and Olivia Tremor Control. The Apples in Stereo, with Robert Schneider at its songwrltlng core, released the first "official" Elephant 6-sanctionedreleasein 1992. Since then, the group (whose members are also involved with Dressy Bessy, Secret Square, Marbles and Orchestra Fantastiaue). has released four albums of pure pop splendour, most recently the sugary-sweetThe Discovery of a World Inside the Moon. Jeff Mangum is Neutral Milk Hotel, plus whatever other musicians are contributing at the time of recording or performance. Two al-


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Certifiable Pamela Mordecai Goose Lane Editions aving myself from madness," writes author Pamela Mordecai in her third book of poetry entitled Certifiable. An eminent voice in Caribbean literature, this collection is coloured with Mordecai's experience of living and learning in Kingston, Jamaica as a child. Certifiable is divided into three parts: "Jus A Likl Lovin," "My Sister Muse," and "Certifiable." It is probably best to describe these sec-


tions almost like parts of a wave: the build-up, the crest or peak, and then finally the trough, or gentle end of rushing water. Just like a rushing wave, the poems are enjoyablewhile engulfingthe reader simply insomething strange and refreshing. The first selection of ~ o e m s , "Jus a Likl Lovin," is appropriately titled, as its main theme is love and loving. "Tell Me," is a sort of soliloquy from a woman describing her feminine attributes to a possible lover. "I've an earlopen around the clocklyou know, like those phone1 numbers that you calllat any time. And such soft eyeslthat smile and fmet outlthe truth. Extraordinary eyesland gentle."

"When you open you mout/ you find spit shower out/ 'stead of word, you can't hold"

-Pamela Mordecai The rest of the section discusses love through sex, truth, appearance and hobby. A poem that caught my eye was one titled "Poems Grow." For poets and poetry-lovers alike, the piece shows that poems can hide each day within ordinary life. '[O]n window ledges or especial corners1 of slightly dirty kitchens where rats hidelor officeswhere men above the streetldesert their ciphers of the market place. and we who write them downlmake pictures intermittently . . " Mordecai's Caribbean influence is only slightly demonstrated within the first section; and it is not until the second selection, "My Sis-



ter Muse," that she unleashes her talent and beautiful lyrical language. Her writing here becomes naturalistic, describing these sisters as women of the earth: true mothers. "My Sister Muse" exhibits a lot of changes from the first selection, including a shift in location as well as personality. In "My Sister Takes Over," as well as in most of the poetry of the section, Mordecai's &ribbean dialect makes the reader trip over her words like stones on the road. I enjoyed this added feature, but to some this can be considered a major annoyance, as she not only uses the native terms, but also the

The poems within "My Sister Muse," are considerably shorter than those displayed in the third section, which is slower and sobering, as death and aging is a key theme. "Blessed Assurance," includes an unexpected, yet humorous description of agingfrom anelderly mother: 'When you open you moutl you find spit shower outl 'stead of word, youcan't holdlyourpee when you sneeze,/ and your knees giving out1 when you climb up two stair" A master of language, Mordecai's poetry is a wonder. Like drowning in the-waves, Certifiable wdl pull you under.

Toronto Film Fest - part two Escapist entertainment in a difficult week RACHEL E. BEATTIE Imprint staff


he Toronto International Film Festival continued this week despite the tragedy in the United States. However, the festival was deeply effected by the terrorist attacks. All screenings were cancelled on Tuesday out of respect for the victims of the tragedy. Many of the filmmakers, journalists, industry people and film buffs were either from New York or had family and friends there. As well, some films and directors were stranded at airports in the States causing several screenings to be cancelled. Many of the films scheduled for Tuesday were re-scheduled and the festival went on. It went from a festive atmosphere to that of using the films to escape from the pain of reality. Here are several of the films that I enjoyed over this past difficult week.



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doesn't stop him from using Sean to help himget excited betweenscenes. Glatzer and West create some memorable laughs but the film is ultimately an interesting examination of the power dynamics behind. a one-sided relationship and obsession.

The Brotherhood of the Wolf directed by Christopher Gans This Midnight Madness entry starts off chillingly in a small village in France that is held in terror by a wolf-like monster who attacks the women and children of the village. Director Gans creates loads of suspense and atmosphere. Sent to destroy the beast and disprove the rumours that it is supernatural, are a soldier turned naturalist, GrCgoire de Fronsac, and his native blood brother, Mani, whom he met in New France. The two men fight evil monsters as well as the prejudice of the local villagers, while de Fronsac attempts to win the heart of a local woman. The action scenes are good and the film thrills until about the last reel. It's the same old thing, as soon as we see the monster it's not scary anymore.

Xen to take great lengths in attempting to help these people, especially the beautiful young woman, who is able to shield her thoughts from him. Bose creates a hilariously loveable atomosphere and many quirky characters. The shockingly serious events in the last half-hour of the film are a little jarring and seem out of place in a light comedy, but overall it is an enjoyable film.

Kissing Jessica Stein directed by Charles Hemran-Wum feld Jessica Stein is starting to worry that her single status may be permanent. After aseries of disastrous dates, she reads a personal ad that catches her eye. However, the ad is in the women-seeking-womensection and Jessica is straight. She decides to give it a whirl and a charming, funny and surprisingly bittersweet comedy results. KissingJessica Stein is based on the play Lipschtick by the play and film's stars Jennifer Westfeldt and Heather Juergensen. The women's banter is hilarious and they have a great deal of chemistry.

The Daughter of Keltoum directed by Mehdi Charef

Everybody Says I'm Fine directed by Rahul Bose Everybody Says I'm Fine is not your typical Indian film. Most of the dialogue is in English and it doesn't have the songs or production numbers that many Bollywood films do. The film follows Xen a brooding 20-something man who runs an upscale hair salon in Bombay. Xen has a mysterious ability to read people's thoughts when he is cutting their hair. The clients' thoughts lead

The daughter in the title is Rallia, a girl who was abandoned by her North African mother and raised by Swiss foster parents. Rallia decides to search for her roots and so she returns to her home country. The Daughter of Keltoum is part road movie, part moving family drama and part political statement about the treatment of women in this country. Beautifully photographed, The Daughter of Keltoum is a moving drama of self-discovery.

September 24,2001. One To One Propram: Homework Helpers needed immediately! Big Sisters requires 20 Homework Helpers to tutor elementary or highschool students needing academic assistance. Own transporation is required. Mandatory training is scheduled for Tuesday, September 25,2001 from 7-9 p.m. Call now -ask to speak to a Caseworker at 743-5206. Big Sister Match Program: Needed immediately. Over 60 children waiting for a friend. Help make a difference by spending three hours a week with a child. Inquire re: our short term match program. Car an asset. Nexttraining session on September22.2001 from 9 4 p.m. Call a Caseworker at 7435206 to register. Help the world's children - volunteer this term for UNICEF! Opportunities include Hallowe'en School Campaign, Family Fun Day, at Steckle Farm, and working in our new store. Call Sue Maciaczyk 748-5663. Sowhatdoes ittaketobearealman?Anasof-yetunnamedjoumal aiming toshowcase the art and literature of men is looking for submissions from both oral and aspiring men, as well as volunteers of either gender. Submissions blurring genders will also he welcome. Questionsand submissionsshould be directed to andlor

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Voluntary Sewice Overseas Canada is recruiting for 2-year math/science/education teaching placements overseas and for 6-month overseas youth IT internships. For more information, visit our Website at or call 1-888-8762911. RksumC Builder friendly volunteers are neededtoprovidecompanionshipto people who have Alzheimer's Disease. One to four hours a week commitment. Training program provided (with certificate upon completion). Call Alzheimer's Society at 7421422. For more information about any of the following volunteer opportunities, please call the Volunteer Action Centre at 7428610: PLANNED PARENTHOOD ... #10561223 ...of Waterloo Region is looking for pro-choice, non-judgmental volunteers with excellent communication skills. Training begins September 29. BE A BIG SISTER ... #1007-1004 ... Female volunteers needed to make a positive difference in a child's life three hours a week for one year. AIDS WALK 2001 ... #1056-1223 ...volunteers are needed to help organize, set up, serve refreshments, etc. Being high energy and well organized a must! PLEASE SHARE THE TRADITION ... #1149-1358 ... of Thanksgiving with the hungry inourcommunity. Volunters needed for this years food drive. ARTS COUNCIL VOLUNTEERS ... #I213 ... the Rivenvorks in St. Jacobs has an on-site artist program where volunteers greet visitors and provide info, office support, answering telephones, etc. THE NEXT FRIEND YOU MAKE ... #I 034-1 1461 ...could be your best buddy! You are needed to befriend an adult with intellectual disabilities in the local community. Two outings a month and a weekly phone call is all it takes. Make a splash! Volunteers are needed to assist with our new Adapted Aquatics swim lessons. Share your love of swimming with a child with a disability. In your volunteer role, you will provide individual assistance to achild withadisability underthe instmction and guidance of a specially trained instructor.Volunteersmusthave theirbronze cross award and be 16 years ofage or older. Time commitment is every Thursday, 6-8 p.m. from September 27,2001 to June 2002 (consideration will be given to volunteers who are available until April 2002). Volunteer training will take place Thursday, September 27, October 4,6-8 p.m. Additional training sessions will be held in December and March. The program takes place at the Forest Heights Pool, 255 Fischer-Hallman Road, Kitchener. This program is offered by the Cities of Kitchener and Waterloo, in partnership with the Rotary Children's Centre. For more info about the program, or to obtain an application form, please contact Janet at 741-2493. Volunteers reauired - are vou able to volunteer a few hours weekly during the school day? The FRIENDS service at CMHA matches volunteers with children who need additional support in their school setting. Please call 744-7645, ext. 317 or Your time is valuable. At the Distress Centre you can volunteer providing confidential supportive listening to individuals in distress. We provide complete training. Call today. 744-7645, ext. 317 o r Studv Hall Proeram: Needed immediately September 2001 to December 2001. Male and female university students to tutor our new Canadian children at community basedstudy halls. Students range from grade 3 to 12 needing support in English, French, highschool Sciences and Maths. Own transporationis important. Training and screening is mandatory. Call Big Sisters at 743-5206 to sign up for training session on


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21,2001 Come to Environmental Studies at 1112:30, Building 1 Courtyard, "Starhawk: Peach, Terror and Activism" A talk responding to the tragedy of Sept. 11 and about activism, justice and what we can do. At 24:30 Starhawk: Magical Activism direct action training that focuses on working with diverseenergiesand forms, and isinsprird by a sense of partnership with earth. Come to Imprint Staff Elections today at 12:30 p.m., SLC. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27,2001 An introduction to Amnesty International, its history, methods and goals; followed by the video "Light in the Darkness." Come to WPIRG, SLC, above Bmbachers from 4:306:00 p.m.




SCHWABEN CLUB For The Best Party In Town!

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SUBSCRIPTIONS WaterlooInn now hiring. Wearelooking for hard-working, energetic individuals to join our team in the following positions: Banquet Sewers, Staff Room Attendants, Cashiers, Gift Shop Clerk, Greeters, Doorpersons, Dishwashers. The positions are part-time,evenings, weekendsandsome day shifts are available. If you are interested please contact Waterloo Iun and Conference Centre, Human Resources, Waterloo Inn, 475 King Street, N., Waterloo, ON. Fax 884-0321 or email: Student callers needed. Develop potential jobs for Co-operative Education and Career Services by phoning previous coop employers andlor alumni and discussing the Waterloo co-op program. Must successfully apply for the WorWStudyprogram. $9lhour. Contact Male BehaviouralTherapist wanted, university area. Part-timemale student wanted to work with an 8 year old autistic boy in a home/school based Applied Behavioral Therapy. Full training supplied. Love of children an asset. Must be available to work two afternoons per week (Wednesdays and Saturdays), with 2-3 hours per month in team meetings with our UCLA consultant. Please mail or email resume before September 30, 2001 to Mrs. D.


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The Spa On Maitland Bathhouse for Bi andGay men. Private rooms, lockers, sauna, showers, liquor license, videos. Students 11 2 price all the time with valid student ID. 66 Maitland Street at Church Street, Toronto's bus~estf416-925-1571 Weight Watchers is on campus but we needmore people to start. Student rates. If interested contact Karen at 886-3262 oremail Laundry Specials: 886-1759: Tuesdays: 20% off Wash& Fold Service ;Wednesdays


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Oktoherfest tickets: $5 each. For Thursday, Oct. 11 at Queensmount, with Walter Ostanek. E-mail: or call 886-0941. Laptop for sale -good condition, one and a half years old. Will bargain with price 9750-$1.000. Needs~oweroack.Call 7253955 and ask for ~ k h a eFioroni. l 1983 Volvo Stationwagon. Dependable car As IS, $1,500 Call 729-3652 TwolKEA "Effektive" desWdrawerun~b , beech veneer table w ~ t hlaquered black steel legs, 160 x 80 x 76 cm ;filing cabinel w ~ t htwo drawers plusstorage for hangmg files, 45 x 66 x 60 cm Pnee $190 per un11 (regular $400) Great buy for office 01 home Contact Umt 14-250 Keats Way 886-8676.


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