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JANUARY 28, 2005

:Drama unleashes fringe ,festival Upstart Festival to showcase the talents of Waterloo Dave George-Cosh IMPRINT STAFF

What's better than one play put on by Waterloo students? How about eight of them. This coming February will see the arrival of Upstart 'OS, a drama festival that is being put on by the UW department of drama and speech communication. This festival promises to be better than last year's inaugural performance and will include such plays as Kate Herse!f, a story of a young woman who refuses to be ensnared by life's traps and The Secret Lives of Sexy Women, a glimpse of what the modem dating world can be like for people in their twenties. :Michael Kolodziej, one of the seven creators / performers in Bipolar, Bare comments that "[Upstart '05] gives students a chance to do theatre for a public in an arena that they would be hard pressed to do otherwise." All of these plays aim to push the limits of how we define a night out at the theatre and Kolodziej's Bipolar, Bare and Moses Bogart's Twenty-Three are both no exception. "We're trying to engage the audi~ ence by doing things that aren't usu-

ally done in theatre," said Kolodziejs. "For example, our stage manager, video and audio designers aren't hidden but an active part of our show, as we try to lay bare not only what bipolar disorder is, but theatre as well." , Bogart adds, "I want the impact of our play on the audience to be colossal. I want them to realize that they have just witnessed the birth of a new genre of musical theatre. Never before has a musical been turned into a rock show, like we have done with TllIenty-Three. The audience is going to a rock concert where a play is going to break out." Kolodziej and Twenty-Three director Moses Bogart both have high hopes for their plays in this year's festival. Both have plans to promote their plays if the reaction from audiences is encouraging. Bogart's goal with TllIcnry-Threeis to take it to the Toronto Fringe Festival and to build a career in the musical theatre industry while Kolodziej's goal is to "get our audience to reach a more informed opinion about mental illnesses such as Bipolar Disorder by re-ex~mining their previous perceptions. "If Bipolar, Bare goes over extremely well at Upstart, our group is going to workshop the show to put

it on again in the fall, likely in a bigger theatre in the KW community. Ifwe see the potential to be able to raise more awareness of mental illnesses to a larger community, then we will definitely consider it." The future of the Upstart festival looks bright. Considering that 15 plays were originally shortlisted for inclusion, the quality of next year's festival should improve substantially. Said Kolodziej, "It's hard work to organize the festival and to create but it's worth it for students looking to get experience in a theatre world that's often hard to break into. I hope the organizers and participants continue to try and push the limits for innovative theatre because this is deftnitely the forum to do that." Tickets for Upstart '05 can be purchased at the box office located on the first floor of Hagey Hall, Studio 180 or by calling (519) 888-4908. Cost for tickets are $5 on February 2 ednesday night special) $10 and 9 on February 3-4 and 10-11 and $1525 on February 5 and 12. For more information on Upstart '05 check out department's website:www.drama.uwaterloo.ca.

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Upcoming Feds election promises excellent leadership Lauren Fox IMPRINT STAFF

f After being away on co-op for the fall term, coming back in the winter probably feels like you've missed out on a lot and it's hard to get back into the swing of things. Before we start to think about this year's candidates, let's take a look at what 2004-2005s Feds executive team accomplished. Here is a recap of what Becky Wroe, president; RaveelAfzaal, VP finance & administration;John Andersen, VP internal; andJohn Henry, VP education did for UW this year. There have been numerous physical changes to the Feds' businesses. The Bombshelter was scheduled to closeJuly 1,2004 for renovations to the bar area and kitchen. Afzaal explained in November's executive report, "'Ibis project had been halted since it became cost prohibitive. We decided to change the scope ofthe project to make it more affordable. ''The scope now includes renovating the kitchen, changing the flooting, adding new lights and furniture, moving the bars and painting the walls." Delays were also due to simultaneous renovations being done in the Ground Zero/Tim Hortons space. The proposal for a 24-hour Tim Hortonswas signed in April 2004. The

coffee shop opened September 1, and is located in the SLC across from the Feds office. Tim Hortons is operated by UWFood Services and the Federation will receive a percentage ofthe net sales each year. It has been a long-term objective of the Federation to Hnd something that can be done with the Scoops location in thewinterand late fall terms. Wasabi! is a Feds business, with a caterer making the sushi on-site. They plan to sell both ice cream and sushi in the summer term, but they don't know how well sushi-flavoured ice cream will take. We will have to wait and see. Throughout the year, the Feds participated in several initiatives: the bus pass, the task force and the CECS committee, the wall of debt and the Waterloo Student Accommodation Study. Wroe has attempted conversations with the Grand River Transit regarding the non-refundable bus pass, which have been unsuccessful and she is "unwilling to suggest a non-refundable bus pass referendum." In March, Wroe will attempt another route ofcommunication with the GRT. As a side note, Laurier will be holding a referendum regarding a non-refundable bus pass in the near future. See ELECTION. page 5


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ill WPIRG history repeat itself?· Fate of undergraduate fee to be decided again, subject of proposed referendum Kirika Bussell and Neal Moogk-50ulis

Novak, co-ordinator for \~'PIRG,responded specifi.caIlytothepointraisedaboutpaidadvertisingin ImprintforeventssuchastheDavidSuzukipresenThe~teoverrefundablefeeshasonceagainreared tation: ''It's really ironic that we're criticized for its head. Agroup of students is proposing to hold advertisinginourcampusne\¥-spaperforeventswe areferendumontherefundablefeethattheWater1oo aredoing. Ifyou look at the Federation ofStudents PublicInterestResearch Group (\VPIRG) receives - don't they advertise in here and they probably from each student at the beginning of the advertise with a lot more frequency and probably Nic Weber, an opponent to the \,\'PIRG fee, take up a lot more ad space than us. And that's not free." has been circulating a petition to start the referendum process. At-press time, he had received . R.egarding fiscal accountability, Novak apd over 2,300 signatures. 'X'PIRG board member Sharmila Setarnm said "The onus should not be on students to collect that fee-paying members may look at fInancial their refund, the onus should be on \'<'PIRG to records at any timelW1.th another \Y;'PIRG reprecollect the money from students." He elaborated, sentative present. ''It is my mandate to put power into the hands of In addition to opposing the petition onprinstudents. Having a referendum and letting stuciple, W'PIRG argues that the current wording of dents decide is the best way to do this, " he said. the petition fails to present all of the relevant Feds bylaws state that a petition of more than information about the fee, including its refund10 per cent of theelectorate can trigger areferenable status. The organlzation further stresses that dun: on a given issue. they are in no way opU\'\l's annual report, posed to areferendum, We're Waterloo, recendy 'WPIRG's contributions to but take issue with how stated that UWs fuIlt:lx;issueshavebeenprethe campus and ~he . time undergraduate sented from th~ petipopulation exceeded tion. Novak explained Kitchener-Waterloo com- WPIRG's 20,000 forthefirsttime. position, that Currendy refundmunity are valuable colstudents must have able'fees for three stu- , to make an· inlaborations'th,t offer pp- tools formed decision about " dent organizations, \'\'PIRG,RadioCKMS keeping the fee; howportunities for future' and Imprint,are charged ever, this petition does change and growth" to students' tuition not properly fulfill -Daryl Novak those needs. statements and reWPIRG co-ordinator WPIRG further fundable for the first contends thattheissues three weeks ofthe term. remain clouded, as the It is up to each student to initiate the refund, aresponsibility,that Weber petition is hosted online at www.wpirg.com. a would like to see removed from students. web site thatis notaffiliatedwith \'\'PIRG, whose While on campus Wednesday to promote web site is www.wpirg.org. the One-Tonne' Challenge, an event co-sponWhen asked about the consequences ofremovsored by W'PIRG, David Suzuki praised the ing the student fee from \'\'PlRG, Novak replied work that groups like WPIRG and PIRGs in that W'PIRG's contributions to the campus and general do. ''PIRGs are the centre ofactivism for the Kitchener-Waterloo community are valuable people. I congratUlate U\V for having a PIRG." collaborations that offer opportunities for future For this, Suzuki received a round of applause change and growth. Withdrawing the fee would from a packed SLC GteatHalL translate into feweichoices forstudents, according This has been the fourth time that refundable toNovak,becausefewereventswouldbepossible. At this time there are no fonnal plans for the , fees havebeen anissue since 1999. Webercontends that\'\'PIRG spends the majority ofits student fees Federation of Stud~nts to initiate a' referendum on staffsalaries or expensive advertisinginstead of that would coincide with the regular student spending the money on campaigns orissues. Daryl elections. That campaign runs from February 1 to IMPRINT STAFF

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING on Thursday, ·Februa.ry 17, 2005 at 3:30pm hi the Multi-Purpose Room of the UW Student Life Centre 200 University Avenu, W. Waterloo, Ontario, N2L \361 All members may vote via proxy. *.

WPlRG president Chris Cowperthwaite diligently mass-produces buttons. 14, 'with the election takingplace from February 15 to 17. Weber thinks that unless thereferendumis held in conjunctiol:} with the regular ballot, there will not be enough ballots cast forthe referendum to be binding. Currently, 7 per cent of eligible studentsmustcastabaD.ot,~ofhowthey

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vote, order for a referendum to be binding. Currendy, Feds is verifying the petition that Weber handed to them earlier this month. In particular, according to Becky Wroe, they verifying the petition list against a list of all current full-time students enr~lled according to the Registrar's office. Weberisconcerned thatthe verification process is takingtoo long, to which Wroe rl!plied that many of the names included on the petition did not include student numbers. This has slowed the entire process. "Currendythereare 18;224namesqn thelistand by our count there shf>uld be 19,614," said Wroe. '''The difficulty stems from students who may not havepaid theirfees bythetimethelistwasgeoemtrxl " ShereceivedherlistofregisteredstudentsJanwtty21 and students have untilJanualy 31 to pay thcir tuition, and thus be counted as registered students. Typically,FedsreceM:sacompletelistofstudentsby February 4, In time for theelection ballot.

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Survey says: Canadians hate their jobs! A new survey by consulting finn Watson Wyatt & Co. involving over 3,000 Canadian employees of various job levels finds that only 43 per cent consider their company a good place to work, doVv'tl from 55 per cent in a similar survey two years ago. Only 24 per cent of Canadians say that an excellent performance is rewarded at . their companies, and over half claim that the amountofpayand/ortrainingtheyreceivefalls below what they need or expect. Watson Wyatt said that companies should use surveys like these to remember to pay ilttention to workers , '\vith longer tenure, who frequently go ignored or get taken for granted as they continue their careers. How 'bout that wacky job market, huh grads?

International A web-page designer from Nehtaska auctioned off the use of his forehead for advertising flpace ott eBay. Attdrew Fismeuttaagedi.st Friday to receive $37,375, on the condition that he spend the next month going around with the logo for the snoring remedy SnoreStop emblazoned onms face. Fischer pitched the idea to companies by pointing out its absurdity. ''People will always comment on something out of the ordinary:~ he said. No Andrew, it's pretty much just me. mstratford@imprint.uwaterloo.ca

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The proposed agenda 1$ as follows: 1. Call to order 2. Approval of the agenda 3. Auditors' Report for 2003/04 4. AppointiDg the 2005/06 auditor 5. PreseDtatiOD of the 2004/05 financial statemeDta 6. Policy amendment ratification* 7. Election of the 2005/06 board of direetors 8. AdJournment *PoUq am.endmeBta aad prOXJ forms are available in the·lm.priat office. SLC room. 1116.

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Election: Feds year in review Continued from cover Representatives from the administration, Feds and students have created a task force on undergraduate financial aid, as well as the CECS review committee. The task force's report was taken to Senate in November, with the last recommendation being accepted and provided by the committee at the JanuarymeetingofSenate. TheCECS reviewcommitteeison-goingandhave been examiningCECS to see how the co-op progtamis considered as a whole. They are putting together a six-decade plan that should be completed this April. At the beginning ofDecember the Canadian Alliance ofStudent As sociations (CASA) and the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) wereinvolved in a series ofconferences regarding Bob Rae's post-secondary review. The review, among other things, points out that the last time the Federal government evaluated the post-secondary education system was in 1973. There was a ''Wall of Debt" on display November 24, 2004 with a press conference that brought media attention as well as the notice of many J\:fPs in hopes to make education a national priority. The ''Wall ofDebt" consisted of postcards featuring names, student numbers and debt levels from approximately 10,000 students, posted to appear as bricks on the wall. Theywere affixed to plywood "~~~.d,QA.e,wa1kwafto

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The Waterloo StudentAccommodation Study's recommendation is to increase high-density housing close to the university. They retained Chris Edey to work with the SASAC, and the report went to City Councilin late September. It was approved in principle. Amajor event that occurred within campus clubs involved the Embassy Students Association (ESA). Feds suspended the actions of the ESA for

Feds suspended the . actions of the ESA for failing to comply with eight points by the Internal Administration Committee.

VPAF detained in Pakistan Looking towards the future of the UniversityofWaterloo, as well as electing Feds executive, senate and student's council, there will be two referenda questions. One regardingorientation fees for first year students and the other, a student dental plan, which was part of Raveel Afzaal's election platform. The first referendum question will ask whether or not a $100 fee should be introduced to the lA fee statement ofincoming undergraduates. The new fee represents the cumulative dollar amount of orientation fees collected by faculty and residence activities around $50 each peryear. The addition of this fee is intended to ease the process ofregistration dutingorientationweek. The second referendum question will ask students to approve or reject a dental plan, that would cost each ~ndergraduate student $34.25 per term on a universal opt-out basis. Preventative services would be 100 per cent covered by the plan, whlle basic services would be 70 per cent

failing to comply with eight points outlined by the Internal Administration Committee. As Neal MoogkSoulis reported on .october 8, 2004, there were three major issues Feds had with the ESA. First, there was no clear distinction between the ESA and The Embassy. Second, the ESA was not processing its finances, including the weekly offerings, through Feds. Lasdy, the ESA committed a series of violations with regards to advertisements

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commissionrequesting his return, in hopesthathecansrill liveuptohiselection promises. He has decided to continue to work on various VPAF projects in conjuction with the

Feds. "Itiswithgreat regret that I am not there to see them to their completion" saidAfzaal via email. Afzaal is still optimistic, and leaves some fighting words: 'They make me stumble and fall but I will get back up. I nothing else, I would just have to come back as Pakistan's foreign minister."

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Afzaal's attempt to overturn the refusal of his visa from the Canadian High Commission was supported by the University of Water100 • • • but to no avail.

contingencyplan, to become formal later on this monthaccordingtoFedsPresidentBecky Wroe, where thedivvyingup ofAEzaal's resources and responsibilities 'will be .addressed. Strategies include recruiting former VPAF Chris DiLullo for help and keepingAfzaal active on the dental

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Amidst talk of nanotuhes, synchro-trons, Xboxes and Ipods the setting was laid for a geek's paradise at this year's UW' organized Canadian Under" graduate Technology conference. The student-run annual gathering boasted major IT industry keynote speakers, seminars on statcoftheartresearchand thousands of dollars in software and hardware giveaways. The profile of the CUTC has definitely risen over the years. This year, such media outlets as CityPu/se, Space, TheGlobecmdAlail, the NationalPostand various tech journals have clamoured for coverage of the sLx-yearold conference, which continues on its mandate to "present a conference thatis accessible to the average Canadian student." The students who organize the conference are all full-time undergraduate students, \vith the majority coming from U\1f.11lis year's co-chairs Clnis Tan and HishamAl-Shurafa, affectionately dubbed "Chrisham" for their monolithic presence, started coordinating efforts for this year' ~ CUTe last smmner. Students were treated to a melting pot of speakers from a multitude of fields, including nanotechnology, en trepreneurship, robotics, elliptic curve cryptography and Petascale supercomputers. "\'{-'hat was inspiring, was that all of the speakers came in on a pro bono basis," said Kaushik Seethapathy, in charge of orgllnizing the seminar and keynote speakers, "in realizing the great opportunity at hand to speak to undergrads and future graduates." Some like Steven Scherer from the HumanClnomo 7 Sequencing project, flew across the country, while others flewin from the U.S., despite the snowstonnthatpreventedmanydriving in from the WI aterloo area. Allan Vermeulen, GrO from Amazon and UWI Systems Design alumni '83, flew in from Seattle to give a keynote despite the baggage handler walkout at Pearson. As many delegates were in their final year ofuniversity, understandablyrnll.l1Y

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the day of the conference. Put on at the Holiday Inn on King St. in downtown Toronto, the conference attracted students from both of Canada's coasts, with strong contingents tromSPU, AcadiaandMemoriaL U\V, the largest percentage ofdelegates alongwith Ryerson, LT ofT and Queen's, \'{'estern and Macmaster rounded out the Ontarian representation. All told, 480 delegates attended; up from last year's 400. In support of the CUTe initiative, universities have been eager to send theirundetgt-ads 10 the conference. U\X' is the leadex in giving mbsidies back to its students, a lOtal of back to its nndergtaduate delegates. In lotal, $23,000 in funding-was provided to students across the counuy. As tor the future of the conference, AI-Shurafa mentioned that there might be considerations of nlnlling the conference elsewhere, as it is a national conference, but npt in the near future. The majority of delegates at the CUTC were from U\V but forseeably satellite conferences or individual events could be run by student ambassadors from other universities, but no formal plans have been made. An inspiring and groundbreaking initiative, the Canadian Undergraduate Technology Conference is a whirling mass ofleadership, scientific exploration and creative energy which provides undergraduates with an extensive playground for discovery. bianca@imprint.uwaterloo.ca

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FASS, Feds and faculty give back, but cheating inUW on the rise year, 17 students were suspended, for anywhere from one term to five terms, and two were expelled."

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Cheating and appeals According to the University Committee on Senate Appeals, cheating is up at UW. But according to their annual report, the incidences involve a small number of the more than 20,000 that attend UW. In 2003---2004, 248 cases of cheating were reported,including810fplagiarism,90f"misrepresentation" and 7 of ''harassment, discrimination, unethical behaviour." The appeals committee also noted, "11 cases ofstudent appeals against gracies,regulations and decisions." The report did ' notitemize cases by faculty. According to the DailY Bulletin, studentmembers ofthe committee think their fellow students push their luck, calibrating their behaviour to a 'perceived tolerance level in the belief that some instructors have given up, tum a blind eye.' The committee has suggested a sign-offsheet be included in front ofeach assignment to put the onus of academic honesty on students. It would require that students verify and acknowledge referenced sources, any collaboration and fitst~time submission of an assignment. "Penaltiescanvatywidely,fromareducedmark on an assignment to having to leave the university," continued the DailY Bulktin. "During the

interest versions of popular language courses in East Asian studies, "as a way of learning and understanding the Pacific Rim's culture and languages," according to Renison. The introductory level courses are offered in conversational Chinese and conversationalJ apanese and are designed to develop basic listening and speaking skills. For more information, contact Maryanne Rose at the East Asian studies department at Renison College at 884-4404, ext. 627, or via electronic mail at emrose@renison.uwaterloo.ca.

CSS lounge to help alleviate growing stress on co-op students Sitting for hours in an uncomfortable chair, staring at a TV screen. Rushing from class to an interview only to find that the employeris running 45 minutes late. OnMonday,Januaty31,students will have something more to look forward to as they sit in wait of a job placement, thanks to the Feds and its new co-operative student services lounge in the Tatham Centre. Feds are opening the lounge on the first day of interviews hoping to alleviate some of the growing stresses of the co-op process. The lounge, located in TC 1207 (behind the paging desk) is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and includes couches, a computer and a table. "The CSS lounge ",,'ill be there for you to take a load off and de-stress after or between inter-

views, for you to visit the website ofthe company you'reinterviewing\.vith one last time, or even for you to catch up on a bit of work while you're waiting," says JeffHenry, Feds VP':education. 'The use ofthis space was suggested by co-op students for co-op students and we certainly hope it is a service they will use;' explained Henry. "Of course, as usage grows, we'll have the opportunity to expand services provided."

Keystone Campaign surpaSfes $4.5 million goal UW President David Johnston has announced that the Keystone Campaign-the faculty, staff and retirees portion ofUW's current major fundraising initiative-has surpassed its $4.5 million goal, long before the anticipated 2007 campaign end date. "'Ihisis tremendous news andI'd liketo express my sincere thanks to the many donors, volunteers, and sponsors in the campus community who are responsible forthis outstandingsuccess," Johnston wroteearlierthis week. A campus-wide celebrationis planned to take place in the next fewweeks. ''I hopeyouwillcome celebrate this important campus-wide achievement for the University and its deserving students," Johnston continued. More information on the celebration, which, in true UW style, will hopefully involve free cake or pizza, the Warrior band, and Ponce de Leon, is to follow.

New dean for AHS OnJuly 1, 2005, AHS Prof. Roger l\iannell

will succeed l\fike Sharratt as dean of the faculty of applied health sciences. The lJ\V Senate and Board ofGovernors have approved the appoint-

mentto a five-year term, recendy announced by UW President David Johnston. Prior to joining UW,Mannell was the Director of the Centre of Leisure Studies at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. He completed a PhD in psychology at the University of Windsor in 1977. He is also the current President of the Academy ofLeisure Spences. Mannell's current research includes examining the impact of time pressure and stress on adolescent time, family leisure and lifestyles, the relationship between the use ofleisure and mental health, and stress/ traumaand coping among urban aboriginal peoples with diabetes.

FASS comedy, coming to a theatre near you Waterloo dramagroup FASS (faculty,alumni, staffand students) have been entertaining the UW cornmunitywith original shows since 1963. Their latest installment, 'The F ASStastics: With great power comes great comedy!" kicks offat 8 p.m. in Hagey Hall on February 3 and plays through to February 5. Steve Hanover, assistant producer ofFASS tells Inprintthatinthis year's play, "FASSmanand his troop ofsidekicks must battle the forces ofDt. Slaw, who [has] been drugging UWs food supply as part of[his] evil plot. Charactersretillning from previous F ASSes will include ninjas and dancing pirates." Tickets are available Monday to Friday from 12 p.m. to5p.m. at the Hagey Hallboxoffice,oratthe door. Tickets are $6 for students on February 3 and $8 on the other nights. Group rates are available. - witbJilesfrom Daily Bulletin cloureiro@imprint.uwaferloo.ca


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letters of reference from professors. This is horrendous. I can't stand to brag about my good attribut.es, so is it any surprise thatitmakes me squirm to :tsk someone else to do this for me? Do yourself a favour and ask some p.rof~ aboutwritingrefercnces before you leave tlleir classes. I'm ;;ure profs get asked to write these things all the time, but can you imagine howembarrassing it would be if they didn't remember you? h is hard enough to remember what you wrore your major paper on when you go to ask them the favour. JiO\v could they possibly remember one stude'lt om of the zillions they musr come across? And I, for one, wish 1 knew beforehand that all those essays I wrote would be needed for post-grad applications. I dunk I have one that I didn't throw out yet and it only survived because it has been in the trunk of my car for the past year and a half. Do you think they'd mind in sent them this beal'cn-up thing? It is as crumpled as a Kleenex but at least it is a "graded seruorpaper." So if any uf you are to apply for post -grad programs, keep those dan111 essays and use this time to perfect your bullshitting skills. You'll need d1em when you're done. editor@imprint.uwaterloo.ca

First, it was Bert and Ernie - lhe two fuzzy roommates of that famous street who played with bottle cap collections and mbber duckies and cared tor pi-, geons. Then, it was Tinky \X'inky, that flamboyantly purple T eletubbywith a triangular antenna who carried a magi" cal red bag (commonly mistaken for a purse). Now, it's SpongeBob's turn. That's right, that lit de spongy guy who lives in a pineapple under the sea is d1elatcst children's TV shmvstano fall within dle crosshairs of the religious "right." Dr. James Dobson, founder of the ultra-tight religious group, Focus on the Family, claimed during a dinner speech to members of congress that a video featuring SpongeBob was promoting homosexuality to small children. The video, originally shown on TV hackin 2002, is scheduled to be distributed to classrooms in the U.S. sometimeinMatch to help teachers demon-

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Sure, why bothcractuallywarching something before you dairnitv:ill give kids "the gay?" WeR thanks to the wondrous piJ\'Fer of the Intz~met~ find a copy of the video and r m sad to say that it fails to mention anything even remotely resemblingsexuality---straight or othe1"vt'1se. Further, poor 01' SpongeBob, \vho's taking all the Hack, is only on the video a total of

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three times - for less than five sec" onds--"overa three-minute mosaic of characters. 'TI1e most offensive thing I could find on the video was tl1e fact that neither \Vinnie the Pooh nor Barney are wearing pants. Where's the outcry there? 1be onlyreference to sexuality comes from two sources, tlle website of the \Ve Arc Fall:lily Foundarionand a srnall teacher's aid booklet that comes with d1e video, telling teachers how to haR dIe questions about "at)1)ical families," such as slngle-parentfamilies, adoptiye parents, step-siblings, grandparent guardians or gay parents. The advice is quite generic, by all reports, simply tell" teachers to remind their students th,l1 all rimrilies ll1"tc based upon love. Jt-'s really sad when people allow their absolute fear of something to take control of their rationality. It's come to the point where you can hardly even think the words tolerance or equal" ity without the "moral majority" crowd damping their hands O\Ter their children's ears and babblingincessantlyin the hopes of drowning you out. Watching this video is no more likely to make your child gay then iris to make them as green as Kennit the Frog. At most~ the video might give these kids an of horrors ,-,- help them understand what '\ve ate all bnm (:c!uar' means. Or at least, better than their blindfoH-tot" ingpatents understand it. gbarclay@imprint.uwaterloo.ca

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I must confess, I'd never before watched a U.S. senate confirmation hearing. Yes, I'm one of those poor slobs who showup Mondays, suspiciously quiet as everyone discusses the show: ''Dude, didya see the hearings? The Georgian Senator really threw down with the nominee - it was almost as good as the time Kennedy dressed downAshcrofton his briefs regardiog se<.-wty over privacy, yo!" I've hadto endure many a pityiog stare, feelings of inadequacy forneglectingthe hot show (and you thoughtit was the a.C). But last week, I sped past VH1 's I Lwe the 90s Part Deux (featuring Johnny Cochrane's line "If it [the glove] doesn't fit, you must acquit"),

FoxNEWS (likeacaraccident-tertible, but you can't look away), and multiple sale cOrnl:J}ercials (inspiring ,how stores pay !ribute to founding fathers and:NfartinLuther KingJr. with big sales on holidays commemorating their lives - when I think civil rights, I think 70 per cent off Ralph Lauren sweaters) -and tuned into the confirmation hearings. I watched, rapt (well, as tapt as a person can be while senators drone on), as senators grilled and flattered Condoleezza Rice, former National Security Advisor (Bush 2, Season 1), and Secretary ofState nominee; on everything from rogue nations to her role in the administration's policies. ' Rice's skill at ducking direct questions was remarkable. The stamina she demonstrated by repeatedly dodging an answer on why she put the kibosh on bi-partisan legislation stating the U .S.'s positiot:l on tortUre, whether she considered "waterboarding" torture and the lack of a link betwee~ 9/11 and

Iraq, should certainly qualify her for a spot in iron man competitions. That she'll be confirmed is a foregone conclusion in the Republicancontrolled senate (ditto for Alberto Gonzales, Attorney General nominee and infamous author of the memo calling the Geneva Conventions "quaint and obsolete"). It's not the end of the world - she's got the ear of the president, her resume suggests knowledge about foreign matter&, she's not a bad choice from those available within Dubya's circle. I'm even comforted by her assertion that "The time for diplomacy is now" -let's notlament that she's late to the party and just be grateful she showed up at all. Truly curious were not her vague and evasive answers, but the Republican senators' responses to concerns about her lack of forthrightness and her record as the NSA. See RICE, page 11

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Double door dilem.m.a toasty, because vittually every enttance is a double door?) Is it because the more doors to get into 'the building, the more important the buildingis (in a sort ofbuilding haut couture kind of

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It sucks being a g1.utton. Puta flyer for a Mega Munch Meal from Pizza Pizza (fwo pizzas, wings, garlic bread and six pop) in front ofmy face and I'll end up buying two (I'll get hungry later after all). By the way, ifyou're looking for a deal with more food for around the same price, Double Double has a great deal with two pizzas, wings (or KFC-style chicken), garlic bread and potato wedges. Tell 'emArdasentyou (as lame as that truly sounds). Speaking of excess, what exacdy is the purpose of a double door? Is that secondsetofdoors direcdy after a first set of doors meant as a "just in case" to keep cold air out on a cold day? (Is that why the SLC is usually warm and

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Whatever the real reason for these fraternal twin doors might be, they can pose a very awkward situation for us polite Canadians. Let's say you are walking toward the first set of double doors, and somebody is behind you. Do you hold th~ door for t;hem? Do you hold both doors for them? Do you hold one for them and they hold the ot;her for you? These are all questions we've never cared to think about but have always yeamed for an answer to. Luckily, my floor in residence and I areexcellentresearchers andhavecome up with a solution to this prisoner-like dilemma. In a perfect world, Patrice (who arrives to the double doors first) will hold the first set of doors for Bertha, who will then in turn hold the next set of doors for Patrice. Thank you's will be exchanged and both Bertha and Patrice will be on their merry way. IfBerthais visib.lyolderthan Patrice (orifBerthais within age and attractive -'who knows, there could be an attractive Bertha out there), thenPattice will probably hold both doors for

Bertha. IfBertha is in a hurry, then the «I'm pushing the door open for you after I walk thJ;ough it" technique is acceptable {albeit less polite) only because Patrice initiated the politeness process. If Patrice does this technique on the first door to Bertha, it would be awkward for her to properly hold the second door open, thus the technique , should be executed on both doors. The same applies in reverse - if Patrice fully holds the first door for Bertha, Patrice shouldn't then do the same technique on the second door. IfPatriceholds the doorin anyway for Bertha and Bertha beats Patrice to the next door and does not return the favour, Bertha is a jerk. I have obviously omitted sex "door holding" issues in this analysis by picking unisex names, but in reality thi.. issue wouldn't happen with a guy and girl (girls, we're just being polite, we know you can open your own doors!). ' And no guy really holds the door open for another guy (recall the seven step rule: if a guy is father than seven steps from you, the door holding politeness is null), unless he is European (So next time I hold a door open for you don't look at me funnyQ Butatleastnowwe know, and knowing is half the battle. aocal@imprint.uwaterloo.'ca

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The Federation ofStudents has proven tousallthattheycanplayasignificantrole in helping student charitable organizationsoncampus.Inlightofthetsunami devastation, the Federation ofStudents' Tsunami ReliefEffortOtange Ribbon Campaign was instrumental in getting UW students and clubs involved in charitable work. Through this event the Fedshavehadahuge,positiveimpactin raisingbothawarenessandfundsacross campus. The tsunami is not the only world crisis. More than 130,000 Africans die every week from preventable causes. That's right - the equivalent of a tsunami disaster every two weeks. In 1970, Canada joined an international commission that challenged the world to commit 0.7 per cent of their GDP to international assistance. However, according to the Organizationfor

Economic Co-operations and Development, CanadagaveonlyO.24percent in2003andneverreachedtheO.7percent goal. ThehighestreachedwasO.5percent in the 1980s.l\fan)'CounttiesinEurope have surpassed the 0.7 per cent goal As university students, we can lead in encouraging Canada to become a more p,ro-developmentcountty.AsRickTheis, the Feds club director, said when referring to the Feds' tsunami relief effort, "[students} are engaged, upbeat, optimistic and willing to make a difference, providedanopportunity."TheFeds can playahugeroleinprovidingthisoppor!Unity. Engineers Without Borders, along with many other student organizations on campus, have been tirefess in their efforts to engage UW students to think and act without borders. This means to think and act in a manner that encouragescross-cultutalcommunication,g1.obal awareness, international development and local participation in social justiceissues. Now,we are tryingtoreach out to the candidates for our student government to see how "without borders"theyaspire to be as potentialinembers of the Federation of Students.

There are many amazing student Qtganizationsandcultutalclubsoncampus that do a great job at promoting human development. EWB, UWIHDA, SOS, Transcending All Borders and other student clubs are all exttemely active on campus. The next generation of Feds should help them fulfill their mandate. In writing this letter, we are poing what democracy is allabout-encouraging students to vote based on the principles they truly believe in. On our campus,itisnothardtonoticethatmany students have international development on their minds and are eager to vote based on these principles. We challenge all Feds candidates to commit to helping student organizations like ours to engage UW students in human development. Candidates, we ask that you address this in your electioncampaignandletusknowabout the "without borders" initiatives that youplantosuppottifelected. We will be looking out for it! -Sonya Konzak President, Engineers Withour Borders Waterloo Chapter

Rice: conftrmation hearings for new secre"tary of state ' Continued from page 9 I naively assumed Rice's defenders would address the charges by the Democratic senators by giving counterexainples illustrating her stellar record, or listing the qualities that made her ideal as the nation's top diplomat. Instead, apart from repeatedly praising her exemplary poise (something sounding faindy condescending-like praising a neural surgeon for her "delicate grace"; "poise" that less generous people might term "stonewalling"), the Republican senators seemed to never tire ofreminding us that Rice grewup in the segregated South. Now, one's background is important - where you came from shapes you. But a personal story, even one replete with profound experiences, cannot'be used as an exemption pass from answering serious questions ahout your record. It shouldn't be taken in lieu of answers regarding topics relevant to your job - like your understanding of the fact&of9/11 or (in)ability to admit past mistakes. Furthermore, the continuous harping on her childhood in the segregated South makes what is rightfully a piece of personal history cheapened into a slogan, a PR sound-bite. As Amanda Marshall says, everybody's got a story-even politicians. Some stories are even relevant. For example, that Senator John McCain has served in Vietnam and spent time in a pow prison is the kind of personal history that lends credibility to his opinion on torturing captives. That Condoleezza Rice grewup in the civil rights era gives her a perspective on racism.

But conftrmations are job inter- certainly it's worth celebraringtliat views. It shouldn't be just your childboth the son of a migrant worker hood and your demographic status (GOnzales) and an African-American (as a woman, minority, child of ecowoman who grew up in the segregated nomic disadvantage) that should south (Rice).bothhave the opportunity hold sway - it's where you stand on to serve in some ofthe nation's highest issues and what you've done as an and most influential posts. But just as adult. people shouldn't be automatically disWhatif, on a job intervi~w, instead missed baSed on the color oftheir skin ofanswetingquestions aboutmywork or their sex, neither should those athistory,! insisted that my childhood tributes excuse them from answering circumstances were all thatwas needed the tough questions, showing theit .to make a hiring decision? CareerServ- , credibility, accountability, and integrity. Equality of treatment demands it. • ices would likely advise against this course of action. Breakingglassceilingsissignificant slywong@imprint.uwaterloo.cc

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Socioelectronegativity

Here's a briefrefresher ofhigh school chemistry. Usually, three subatomic particles are studied: the proton, the neutron and the electron. The proton • and neutron are stuck in the nucleus of an atom, while the electrons can usually be found somewhere nearby. However, not all atoms are created equal. Any chemist can tell you that different atoms fight over electrons. An atom of fluorine, for example, will happily steal an electron from an atom of hydrogen. This .ability of atoms to steal electrons away from other atoms is known in' chemistry as electronegatitJity. Fluorine steals electrons from hydrogen atoms because fluorine has a higher electronegativity rating. Sorry for all those sciencey words above. The purpose of my column isn't supposed to remind you how much you hated/loved high school science. Butlo! We are finished, Now I can start talking about people, while abusing those scientific terms I just defmedl I call people's ability to "steal" oth.e£ people sf)fioeledronlgativity. (SO-SHE-OH-EE-LEK-TROWNEG-AH-TIV-I-TY). Hey, besides the fact that people aren'tsubatomic particles, I feel the analogy works pretty well! Let's say hypOthetically I was talking to someone named "Anna" in a public environment. Let us also say that ''Bill,'' whom Anna also knows, happens by. If Anna finds me as boring as her chemistry prof, she's going to make an excuse and go talkto Bill To Anna, Bill has a higher socioelectronegativity than I do. IfAnna finds me as boring as her chemistry P!of but happens to think herChemistryprofis witty and exciting, she's going to stick around.

tI apologize to all the CS students out there for not naming my people "foo" and '1bar." People are not named "foo" and "bar." Do not name your children "foo" and "bar" to remedy this.) Can socioelectronegativity be measured quantitatively? No. Even actual chemistry electronegativity is a ' relative measurement of one atom's elcrtron stealing ability over the other, and chemists only have to'deal with 110 unique electronegative particles rather than the six billion unique' socioelectronegative particles. If! could measure fha/quantitatively, I could bend social physics to my whim and make myself ruler of the universe. I'd teach sociology in the faculty of science instead of the facultY of arts. None of that is going to happen anytime soon. That being said, even social or physical phenomena that can't be measured quantitatively are still useful to Imowabout and I'll wager half my tuition that you were consciously observing these phenomena already. Here's a classic example where socioelecttonegativityplays a largepart in determining the optcome: the car trip. Let's say you're out with seven of your friends and you decide to grab some food. Two of your friends have cars. Raw finite math tells us that anyone person has a 50 per cent chance of ending up in either car, but socioelectronegalivity tells ,us that this!s not sol One of the car owners has a boyfriend, so naturally he'll be in the same car, getting ;hotgun no lesS'. His best friend with whom he hangs out all the time and plays water polo every Sunday will also be in the same car, unless that gitl he likes gets into the other car in which case he'll make every excuse possible to try and join her. Blah blah blah ad nauseum - I know you've been in situations like that. Join me next week as i misappropriate more nomenclature from thephysical sciences to describe: quantum dating.

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The community editorial written by 3A hono~rs applied economics Weinetentitled, ''Hecan'tspeak:rvfandariQ, but he still wants to be your friend" Feds block WPlRG referendum was definitely the most racist article I hav~everread. The factthatitpassed the To the editor, editors andwas publishedina university student newspaper makes iteven more I am writingto express my disgustwith absurd the system the Federation of Students The article expresses how the Feds has set up to allow stu~ts to take part should promote clubs based on . in democracy. I am the. initiator of the mutual interest instead of race. It petitiontoremovetheWPIRGfeefrom bases its arguments on how' current the fee statement I regret to reportthat . clubs promote racial segregation, esmy friends and I hive hita stone wallin pecially seen by the "packs ofAsians, our effort The Federation ofStudents Caucasians, Blacks and Hispanics crisshasrejectednearly;halfofthe2,300names crossing the campus." I am Asian collected,as they do not reconcile with a myself, but I don't travel in "herds/ list maintained by thetl,lselves. Howpacks" when I walk to class. ever,itis obvious to both Feds President Simply put, if someone is speaking Becky Wroe and I, that this list is not in another language or walking in a accurate. }vIanyofmyclose friends who group it does not equate to ''we don't are students andhavepaidtheirFedsfee likeyou, you cannot join us." Ifyou are are not on the list The petition has interested in joining a group of stuenough signatures but the ~eferendum dents, by all means, if you went and may never happen! introduced yourself! highly doubt that . Thevoices ofover 2,300 students are they would continue conversingin anbeingsilen<;ed by aglitchin the Federaother language anddisregarft you. Gention of Students' bureaucracy. When I eralizing a whole group of people and started this campaign~ I was told that I making assumptions by simple obser- , would never collect enough gjgnatures vations, is racism. and that the WPIRGfeewouldbethere I was extremelyangryatiddis~p­ forever; that a petition would be a good pointed at the material that Imprintis waytoventmy frustrations butnothing. publishing for the students at UW. would come ofit. The hours that have m~t,_,tlUnk,~

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myself far outweigh the moneywe \\lill personallyget back. However, I wanted to do what was rightandlwantedtoexercisedemoct:acy. I stillbelievewhatIamdoingisrighthut I am beginning to doubt democracy. I

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have gathered the supportofovet2,300 students who want to have power over their money. Don't let yourself be silenced. Ifyou agiee thatthis referendum should happen, e-mail Becky Wroe or your student councillor and let them know. Remind them that they and the bureaucracy they havecreatedultimately work for us. They cannot ignore the gjgnatures of over 2,300 of us.

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I'll park myseH! Legally!

To the editor, I was very annoyed with Ocal'sJanuary 14 parking battering rant and sneaky but deceitful tips. With my extensive experience~interactionwithParking

Services, I am more than qualified to comment (no-correct) Ocal's tips. U sing friends for parking scams is somewhat intelligent though not enough to outsmart. With the new technology and your parking track record, anything but a void ticket will come your way. Physically throwing snow on your car to deceive the parking control officer is a whole lot ofwork fornothing. They wipe the snow off and leave a token for your effort (ticket forparking overnight). ' Free parking at math and computer for a semester! Now that seems alittle extreme OcaL The actitselfis impossible to commit unless you satin your car for the entire semester. The slashed yenow lines of paint that coat the ground screams no parking zone and \llith the frequent visitation ofparking control officers makes your claim of saving $350 delusional. These sneaky tips are not the secret to saving money. With both ticket and tow fees these days, parking legally saves you money in the long run no matter how you look at it. The risk involved in these unlawful parking, acts is much too high toleave to chance. Frankly,Parking Services should not irritate you; they are there to assist you with your parking needs and questions. However, in terms ofirritation, those who take up an unpaid spot or block access ways to save money

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actuallypaymore,in ticket and tow fees and provide a greater headache to the university body. When it comes to having a problem with Parking Services, don't blame them for the rules, blame your stupidity for not following them. Ifyou have such a beefwith Parking Services, consider changing your mode of transportation to the Grand River Transit or your pair of legS. To set students up to fail miserably at this parking game is not only cruel but uncalled for from a fellow student. A word from the wise: be smart and park legally. - Stephanie Venne

3A pqchology Library books far but not gone

To the editor, In response to the January 7 article about the books from the eighth floor of the DP library moving to the new school ofarchitecture, itis understandable that there would be ~ome hard feelings about moving the books to our new library. But the books aren't gone - you can still get them on Trellis and we here in Cambridge have to do just that. Perhaps in a similar gesture we should take all the basketballs from the PAC to show our frustration with the lack offacilities here? \X'hen dealing \vith new facilities there needs to be a compromise. The main campus (including the arts department) still has access to these books and I am sure that inquiries regarding said books are only an extension number away.

- Allan· Wilson 3A architecture Weiner is off target

To the editor, The "He can't speak Mandarin, but he still wants to be your friend" article written by Weiner, which was. printed in the January 21 Imprint offended me. A club segregates the instant its name implies a specific ethnicity. Why did the author target CSA (Chinese Students Association) in particular? Just because Asians make up a fair amount of the university's population doesn't give him the right to condemn their events and dump the blame on them. I agree with him when he says that many students of identical backgrounds stick together, but not everyone is accustomed to the Canadian

diversity we've grown to appreciate. I knowwhatit's like to feel left out ferred from one student organization These students are either on exand wanting to find your place in a to another. change or are immigrants. The reason culture that isn't yours. So before The Suzukieventis another examWeiner starts his rant about "racial why these students join these "racepleofWPIRG'sexce1lenceinconnectsegregation," I highly suggest he put based" clubs is to connect with apiece ing UW students and community of home. They're far from their famia little more effort into knowing peolies and friends but through conversa- . - Cassandra Pofyiflu ple thatare affiliated with these groups, tions and friendships in their narive reconsider his diction and perhaps by 4BERS tongue, it alleviates the homesickness. then he'll have gained a betterperspecThere are plenty of interest-based • tive on what he's implying. UW doesn't segregate clubs out there. How about WPIRG, There's a lot more to it than the eyes can see. I understand why W cinet feels Bridge Club, Debating Society, UW . To the editior, Hip Hop Club? They're all a website that he's being left out and 'segreaway (www.feds.ca).Byclickingonthe The article in this week's Imprint, "He ~ted.' However, I strongly believe that he has no idea ofwhat he's talking events calendar at the Feds website, a can'tspeakl\fandllrin,buthestillwants multitude of club meeting times and about and that he's only judging base to be your friend," caught my eye. on what is on the surface. Remember Weiner stated that, ''It feels like dates are listed for thoseinte~sted: the Intem~tional Shadow program is a that you should never judge a book by there ~ no opportunity to join this great starting point.·· its cover. group of friends and, more imporEveryone is here (U\~) for differtandy, one feels as if these students ent reasons. For the author of the -GNTang don't want to allow English speitking article, it was to expand his cultural part-time arts / distance cd students into their group." base. For others, it's to earn their Just for the record, not all of them degree. All I'm saying is don't look solely speak Mandarin. Some of them down upon those who are here for Is it wrong to be white? may speak another Chinese dialect. reasons different than yours. EverySome of them do speak English, but one's values..and intents are different To the editor, W ciner doesn't know that because they and ifyou don'tmeeteye-to-eye,move are too shy to use thatlanguage. W ciner on. shouldn't really call people ofthe same This letter is in response to an editorial recendypublished, entided "He can't culture hanging out together "packs." - Vanessa Wong Afterall,thatlabelmaybeusedonallthe speak Mandarin, but he.still wants to 2B urban planning. be your friend." I could not agree\vith various cultures audnationalities across the gendeman who wrote this more. this globe. Wf:tIRG benefits the students I too notice the packs around camI do agree with the writer that the pus that segregate race and ethnicity ,advantage of enrolling into To the editor, "multicultural university is the presand all of the clubs that seem to not ence of and the ability to learn about only promote, but support this racial In response to Kevin Redmond's let-, new cultures." Does he honesdy think segregation. I do not have a problem ter last week I would like to say that with these clubs existing and I am also that these groups aren't aware of that \VPIRG's initiative to bring David aware that a good number of these fact? They love the diversity as anyone Suzuki, one of Canada's most influclubs are open to any members that else does: They are just as curious ential activists, to our campus has would want to join, regardless of their about your culture as you are of theirs. enormous benefits for students, UW's I don't believe that the Federation race; but I do ponder one thing: what campus profile and the wider commuwould happen if someone were to of Students view this as "racial segrenity. start a Caucasian Club? gation." I believe that they view it as Part of the WPIRG mission is to any other club. Besides, the purpose Itwouldalmostdefiuitely be viewed motivate community members to act as flat outdiscrimiuation and would be of any club, whether it's in school or on environmental and social justice shunned by a good majority of stuoutside of school, is for people with issues. Bringing in a household name dents. But I have to ask what would be q:>mmon interests to get together and like Suzuki will help draw more people lllmgout It's to satisfy and fulfill their the difference between this club opincreasing the reach of the organizaposed to the South Asian Students need for affiliation. Everyonewants to tion's message. Association, the Korean Students Asbelong somewhere and if a club like Thanks to WPIRG's negotiation sociation, the Chinese Students AssoCSAis what they need, then I can't see with Suzuki's agents, students were anything wrong with it. ciation or theJapanese Students Assoable to see Suzuki at a free student ciation, just to name a few? Theremayjustbe'~apanesecook­ symposium in the SLC. Further, ing" and "Flamencodanciug" on cam-' On another note, I can't help but WPIRGarrangedareduced fee forthe pus. I remember there being many notice the incomprehension of Engentire visit Of the total cost, WPIRG cultural experiences on campus, while lish on this campus. I realize that UW contributedameagre 14 percent, with prides itself in being a diverse, multiI was there. I do believe the writer numerous other organizations subsiculturalcommunity,inwhichIhaveno needs to look a little harder. dizing the event. Where Suzuki can problem whatspevet; but the fact that There are dubs at the university sell out a house for $40 a ticket, UW that are based on "mutual interest," as a good portion of students (and prostudents will pay only $6. In addition Weinerputit. I don't think that these fessors) here can hardly be understood WPIRGwillhaveaDVDoftheevent, is a problem. I realize that many indigroups have a "racial segregation probavailable for students to sign out for lem". I do believe that \IV'einer's readviduals fluendy speak other languages free! and tlllit for mahy, these are their first ing it all wrong. Universities are not just places for If Weiner has a problem \vith languages. However, U\V is a Canalearning in 'windowless ~lassrooms dian, English speaking university and groups such the CSA siuce he doesn't but they are places where community seem to know what they stand for, the least that one could do is have the and academia interact, one learning why doesn't he ask them? ability to speak English to the degree from the other. We should be proud that they could be understood by the Having grown up in a cultural mithat our campus has a group like average person. nority, I'm insulted and appalled that WPIRG that can make use o( our I think I'll stop ranting now, but a universitY student doesn't understudent money to promote this kind stand the need for cultural affiliation in I hope that some people will take the dialogue. such a diverse institution. \X'hat irks time to read this and perhaps agree Any criticism of the use of Imprint me even more is that \\;!eineris calling \vi.th me, or many will likely disagree, for the promotion ofUW events nebut one cannot argue the fact that it a racial thing. ''Racial'' is a verystrong glects to consider thatImprintis one of and harsh word. what I've said is more than li~elyvery true. ' the best ways to reach students and it By making that, statement, he's is Used, with that reason, by most implying that these groups, along\vith campus services, including the Federation ofStudents, are racist, . - A/aegan Kipftr Feds. Funds are simply being ttans1B accounting which I don't believe they are.

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A hobby for every person It's easy to become engulfed in the drudge of never-ending work. There are always lengthy textbooks to read, idiot customers to help and classes to attend. The monotony seems to carry on into oblivion. Yet, there is a light shining through the abyss ofdaily life: hobbies. From stamp collecting to masturbating, hobbies serve as colourful escape routes from our black and white flaming buildings, I mean lives. Everyone needs a hobby for that little bit

of release that keeps us all relatively sane. Here area few suggestions from

Imprint: Martial arts Tim Alamenciak Whether you opt to go towards calm Tai Chi, or the violent, head-splitting satisfaction ofTaeKwonDo, martial arts is a cathartic and creative activity. In addition to physical fitness,itteaches

discipline, organization and respect both for yourself and for others. And as an added bonus, there are fewer things more stress relieving than shit-kicking a punching bag. When choosing a style, there are many different options to consider. Some focus more on holds, whereas others are orientedmoretowardspunches

and kicks. Thelevelofphysicalactivityis definitely a factor to consider as well. Weapons are also another useful consideration. Do you want to sling Nunchakulike Bruce Lee, orswingaBo like Donatello? Personally, I wholeheartedly recommend the Nunchaku, as illegal as they are. The much-maligned weapon is arguably the most graceful and elegant martial arts weapon both to watch and to practice. There are several clubs at UW that offer instruction in a wide range of

martial arts for only $40 per term. Schools of martial arts outside the campus tend to get a great deal more expensive. Membership fees are generally charged monthly as opposed to per-term, and range from about $60 and up. Plus uniforms are required, and individual belt testing comes with a high price. More equipment will be required as you advance in your studies of the arts. See FUN page 14

raduate school demystified: interview with a Hilton revolutionary. You trulY deserved thatNobel Prize. Flattery will get you everywhere,

G()()d t¢ternoon, Paris. Thankyou so much forjoining me. Now, asyou know, it's the time 0/ the year when maf!J students are contemplating the next step in their scholastic careers and considering applications for grml1lllte-levelprograms. I wasjust hojing thatYOH might be able to useyour considerable expertise to take some 0/ the fnystery out 0/ this process and talk my readers through it. Adam, I'd be glad to help! I have a lot of experience in graduate work; as you know, I have my PhD in particle physics, I'm a Certified Management Accountant and, of course, I hold an advanced degree in making sexy pouty faces from the Sorbonne.

It's true; having dabbled in the field myself, I can unequivocalfy state thatyour 5PF research has been nothing less than

Adam. Now, back to the topic at hand. When choosing a graduate-level program, the first thing you have to decide is whether you want a professional degree, or pursue further studies in academics. Ifyou have a record ofacademic achievement, marks in the 80s, some history of community involvement and a desire to make a positive difference in your community, you should probablypUrsuea piofessiorial degree. If, on the other hand, your marks are in the low 60s and you enjoy burning ants with a magnifying glass, your options pretty much boil down to a PhD or incarceration.

Interesting! No JJJOnder 17!Y professors are alwqys trying to burn me with a magnifying glass ... Just thank your lucky stars that your classes are not held in natural light. Yeah. 50, Paris, wl(y don't we start this r1f I?Y discussing professional options for

science students?

Let's see, there are alotofoptions for science students in the health care field. Ifyou enjoy working with people and watching ER, your best bet is medicine. The hours are long and the stress level is high, but the discipline affords you certain perks, includinga comfortable salary, unparalleled access to opiates and cool white coats. If you have all these characteristics as well as a high tolerance for animal feces, congratulations, you are a natural veterinarian. It may not have the prestige of socalled "human medicine" but let's face it dogs are cuter than senior citizens. NotMick~ R.oon~!ThatglfY's ador-

able! Touche. On to another topic: Enjoy Greco-Roman wrestling? The chiropractic discipline is basically the same thing, except your victims pay yoti and will usually not fight back. And do you know how satisfying it is to crack your knuckles? 1t' s about a thousand times more fun to do that to somebody else's spine. Den-

tistry, radiation therapy, physiotherapy and orthodontics are basically like medicine but less smelly.

Those are all important and prestigious professions. Except for chiropractors, those glfYs just creep me out. 50 what about our friendsin business, Paris? Whatcan th~do? Well, many business careers don't

require graduate work, butto get an edge over the competition and to gain a little additional job security, you can consider a masters in business administration or an accounting degree. If you have no redeemingcharacteristics, otherthan an ability to get people extremely excited about a new toothbrush marketing campaign and then explain to those same people two weeks later why they will never see their $34 million investment again, an l'vmA is the thing for you. Not onlywillitallowyou to start at a management-level position in most corporations, it also gives you a better shot at getting on The Apprentice. If, on the other hand, you have absolutely no ~characteristicswhatsoever,you

are a bom accountant.

ate options in the arts? Architecture is a great profession for creative individuals with a background in the fine arts, who enjoy wearing black turtlenecks and can successfully refer to a tool shed as "postmodem" without laughing. For arts students who get a big kick out of pushing people around yet are too weak to successfully fistfight, why not consider a career in law? And finally, for the small fraction of arts students who possess world-class wit and charm, an ability to woo beautiful members of the opposite, and occasionally, the same sex, and a certain flair for the English language, you may be among the blessed few who are able to pursue a career in journalism.

You forgot kungfo skills, Paris. Journalists need kungfu skills. ajohns@imprint.uwaterloo.ca

Tune in next week when Adam tackles the application process onlY this time, it's personal....

Fascinating. Finalfy, whatare somegradu-

Part four: a long pathway to nowhere

WhenMikeartivedatEricKatz's apartment, he had hoped for answers, not more questions. The whole situation of Will's death was saturated with things tJ.:tat made no sense. In retrospect, he didn't know why he had expected this to be any different. However, when he approached number five, of the apartments on High Street things did not improve. A man was leaving Eric's apartment, and he looked concerned. Mike walked over and spoke. "Excuse me, sir? Is this where Eric Katz lives?" ''Yup. Atleastitwas 'till yesterday. He up and left, he did. Paid up 'till the end of the month and all... Nothing illegal or nothin'. I jus' dunno where he

is now, 1'm afraid. Youafriendo'his?" Mike thought quickly, ''Ya, we've known each other for years," he lied, "I lent him some textbooks a while back and figured I should get them sometime. You know how it is." "Oh I sure do." The landlord said, ''1 heard them things cost a whole whack 0' money. I can see why you'd want 'em back." "Great! So,1 don't suppose you could let me in there to get them back, do you? 1'd just slip in for a second,grabmybooks and go. It'd be really great if you could." The landlord looked Mike up and down, leaned in closer and w~pered, "Ya know, I'm really not supposed to do somethin' like that. It's not real legal, ya know? And besides... " The landlord leaned in a little closer, "I think it's awful fishy that his room-

mate up and died and then 1-fister Katz here disappears, ifya knowwhat I mean. You seem like a good kid, and I wouldn't want you to get all mixed up in this 'cause you got some books lyin' about." "Thanks man," Mike said, ''You're a life saver." "T'aint nothing," the man said, ''Besides, I'm gonna come in with you, make sure you don't do nothin' y'aren't supposed to." With that said, the landlord opened the door and the two hurried inside. Mike made his way through the apartment, hoping it didn't look too much like he'd never been there before. He headed towards the rear of the apartment where the bedrooms

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continued from page 13 Origami Laura Katsirdakis For any of you who can't sit still without fidgeting, origami is for you. As lame as it may sound, paper folding is a great way to occupy yourself while sitting in a lecture, watching TV or riding on the bus. You don't need anything except a scrap of paper to make pretty much anything you want. So when your philosophy proffessor decides to go on a rant about his long-winded theory of the universe and you feel your consciousness wavering, take a scrap of paper and keep yourself awake by folding up a dragon or a flower. The nice thing about this hobby is that you can still listen to what is going on around you. And when you're done, you have a neat little trinket to leave behind. If, for example, you decide to give your lavender origami alligator to the bus driver as you step off on your stop, you may be surprised how your scrap paper can end up making someone else's day. This hobby is amazingly easy to pick up. Go to Chapters and look in the craft section. Somewhere between knitting and scrap booking are the origami books. There are always beginner books for those of you who have never tried it before. Another store in this area which offers origami books is the Papertree, located on King St. across from the Rude Native and Waterloo Town Square. The Papertree also sells origami paper, as does Michaels, which is located on Westmount Rd., in the same plaza as Philthy's. Happy folding!

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Knitting is manly, not just for granny! Three of my sisters, my niece, an ex-girlfriend and other close friends have received knitted gifts that were more enjoyable than any stone could ever be. To my personal delight, I soon discovered an interesting side effect that knitting yields. I find that at 'parties and outings, girls are bewildered, (and sometimes aroused) when I tell them that I made my own hat and mitts. Some have even asked to receive tips or lessons (of course I did my best to accommodate them). And,! noticed thatmyconversations were much more interesting than the guy next to me who darted straight for the blonde to tell her about his buddy's keg party next Friday. Don'tgetmewrong, I've been to many a raging kegger and love the barley pops too, but I just know that women find it sexy when a man is completely uncompelled to verbally boast about how masculine he is. Some guys try way too hard, when true masculinity can presentitselfsimply in the form ofconfidence in one's skills and appreciation of the skills of others, regardless ofwhat they are. I still knit every once in a while and to date have made about 20 or so items for both others and myself. So all you men out there who think knitting is for old grannies, you're missing out on a lot: warm stylish clothes, cheap easy gifts and something that you can brag about to the ladies that won't land you a drink in the face.

PC Gaming Ernie Lau In the realm of electronic gaming as a hobby, PC gamingis particularly addictive; and with good reason. I t requires only computer literacy, a computer, and a few games from your local E.B. or Radio Shack. The results are endless hours of creative fun or a few minutes of nerveracking frustration (especially if your computer is not fast enough to play your new game). Or, if you don't have the spacious room and aren't electronic sa""", you can always start at your local games

arcade. In Waterloo, you can drop through a hole in the Student Life Centre and land in the Campus Cove. In Kitchener you could take a trip out to Zapper's, across from Kitchener City Hall. They charge you respectively $3 and $4 per hour of good computer gaming. Thelatestgames, the most advanced hardware, the fastest connection and the fact that it's a cluster of computers means a lot of group fun. Compared to other forms ofvideo gaming, this one offers the most amount of replay, the most creativity, the most benchmarking, the most variety, the most genres and the most capacity for saving memorable gaming moments. If what you're looking for is electronic gaming, unlimited fun and the above list ofcthe most things', then PC gaming is the hobby for you. See HOBBIES page 15


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Hobbies: Magic cards, music and dancing continued from page 14 Magic: the Gathering Scott Houston Ifyou hear someone say "Trading card game" there is only one game that comes to mind: Magic: the Gathering. A game that dates back to the mid '90s, Magic has been a mainstream hobby for quite a few years. At first, the game play seems intimidating and complicated, however, after playing a few rounds, you soon learn the ins and outs of the game. It's easier than it looks. The best way to get started is to buy a pre-constructed theme deck such as the Snake's Path set. Theyofferachance to learn the deck mechanics and synergies, while also letting you stay on a budget. These usually retail for around $15, and give you a good place to jump off from. When you become more skilled, the boosters, tournament packs, and singles are what you are searching for. Boosters run for around four dollars,

while toumamentpacks are three times more expensive, however, they give you 75 cards, as opposed to 15. You can purchase singles based on rarity - common, uncommon and rare. Price-\vise for the rares, and some of the more useful uncommons, you can expect to pay upwards of $50. Premium versions of the cards are also available, as noted by their "foiled" appearance, they cost a bit more due to the luxury of playing \vith a shimmering card. The best part of Magic: the Gathering is the social aspect. There's nothing more fun than getting together \vithagroupof friends for a litde competition (face it, you live to compete,) and trying out new strategies for decks, and just having fun. Magic: the Gathering recognized this and released two joke sets, Ullglmd and Unhinged. Both sets feature cards that are meant for totally casual play. For instance, Ashnod's Coupon from Ungllfedhas the ability to make target

player get you target drink, providing you pay the costs. Magic the gathering is a wonderful game to pick up. There are no shortage of players, there is even a pro tour! Go to your local hobby retailer and find out more from them, you'll be glad you did! Swing dancing Tom Levesque Swing dancing is not only Waterloo's best-kept secret but also its most addictive. So addictive,in fact, that most people who try more than one lesson do not have the \\~power to stop. The/il1dyhopvarietyofsv:ingdancing is much more than a series of steps and movements that amount to a dance. Unlike some forms of dancing, lindy places an emphasis on momentum, connection and weight transfer. Those who have attained an almost J edi-Ievel mastery of lindy can glide across the dance floor with grace and precision. But fear not, the greatest attribute of the \'i/aterloo dancing community is its appeal to beginners. The U\'\' Swing and Social Dance Club offers free weekly lessons in addition to numerous off-campus venues to learn lindy, socialize and dance. As a beginner, you \\~ learn the basic footwork - step-step-triple-step - and moves needed to start dancing right away. For the ladies: the oft-touted dancing prime directive is to make you look

good and feel good, so what do you have to lose? Gents, this is your opportunity to watch theladies light up at your use of anticipation, confidence, self-awareness and trust. For more information, visit swing.uwaterloo.ca. Before you know it, you will be step-step-triple-stepping your way home. Guitar Darren Hutz Like music? \X'hy not make music! Guitar is a great\vay to fight stress, kill time and express one's self. First you need an axe. As a beginner, it is best to start with an acoustic guitar, to avoid complicated things like chords, amps and electricity. Acoustics are good to bring to parties and campfires alike. Just whip it out and, poof, instant sing-along.You can rent or buy guitars from Long&l\IcQuade, Waterloo Music, orany music store or thrift shop. When selecting from the variety of ne\,- and used instruments, it's good to bring someone in the know to help you fmd something that is easy to play and will stay in tune. Guitars that are made out of solid pieces ofwood (instead of

ply\vood) are less likely to deteriorate \vith age, so that's something good to consider. I recommend Canadianmade Art & Lutherie solid cedar top. Foradecent,newentry-Ievelguitar you should expect to pay $250 - $300. do not, I repeat do not buy a guitar from Radio Shack or Sears, unless you're just looking for a living room decoration to collect dust. Tuners, capos, pics, guitar straps and a set of extra strings are all handy toys. No instrument has more readily available online learning material than the guitar. It even has its own type of notation: tablature. Tabs literally show you exactly where to put your fmgers, no classical theory required. Lessons can be useful for the fmer points, but make sure you don't get to a point\vhere your teacher is just showing you songs. Go online, Google the tabs of your favourite songs, and learn them yourself. You'll be playing everything from "Smoke on the \'\'ater" to Sublime's "What I Got" in no time. Everyone likes having someone around to play their favourite songs, and there's nothing more rewarding than a good jam sesh with a couple other players.

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Roadsides in Guyanahave always been popular formany activities. In a countrywith few proper public spaces, they serve as places of commerce, socialization and relaxation. For some unfortunate souls they are home. They are always lively but today, people have no choice but to be there. The roadsides of Guyana's east coast are the only dry ground remaining. People, vehicles andlivestockare strung out on mile aftermile of the two major east-,v'Cst roads while their homes sit under three to five feet ofwater in the worst flooding this nation has ever experienced. It's been 13 days now since the skies opened up and dumped a metre of rain on Georgetown and its environs, bringing life in the city to a standstill and forcing thousands from their flooded homes. Meanwhile, far inland the dams of Demerara Water Conservancy have buckled under the deluge, sending vast amounts of water surging towards the already serverely inundated coasr.,.

Riding west from the now dry Georgetown centre in the back of a Red Cross pickup truck, the sight is one of complete sorrow. Entire families sit under whatever shelter they can fashion for themselves, calling out for food, water and medicine as vehicles pass. Our pickup was forced to stop frequently when surrounded by those seeking anything we had to spare. Unfortunately we had nothing to offer. Our mission was to assess the situation and the "Budding Hope" housing scheme. Once in Budding Hope, our small assessment team was met by Gavin Dargan, whose family has taken responsibility for the surrounding families. The Red Cross prefers to co-ordinate needs, assessment and delivery with local community leaders. This avoids the mob scenes that develop when a truck full of food suddenly appears in the midst of a crowd of desperate people. Earlier that same day, a Red Cross aid convoy was forced to make hasty retreat from a squatter settlement when a rush of people overwhelmed the line and began climbing up the sides of the truck. The heavy lead truck was able to escape when it crushed an obstacle the mob had t4town~qoss the road, all~wingthe

team to depart. We waded out to Dargan's speedboat and began to navigate through the neighbourhood. The second stories of homes on both sides popped up from above the uniform brown and fetid waters, with people in rescue positions filling every inch of dry space. Several homes had more than 20 people, with four separate families each taking refuge within. Allin all, we catalogued the needs of 53 families and waded back to the truck discussing how large of a boat we would need tomorrow. As the sun set on a frantic day of relief work, I felt confident that ~e':' spite the initial hiccups, the aid e£f()rt ... ' was going to be equal to the ~l before it. .

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There's no better line to rev up a crowd than, "Does anyone here like having sex?" Josey Vogels sure knew her stuff, as she educated sex-interested students this past Wednesday. From "safe sex Olympics" to Hello Kitty Vibrators, Joseyproved to the roughly 300 enthusiastic students that she in fact is Canada's own Carrie Bradshaw. A journalism graduate from Concordia Univetsity,Joseywas always "the informed friend" about sex. She began writing a sex column titled MY Mes,ry Bedroom and her reputation as a sexpertballoonedin theyears following. Now the author of five popular sex books including Bedside Manners: Sex

EtiquetteMadeEafY,Joseyhasdedicated the past 10 years of her life promoting safe and healthy sexual lifestyles.

The night's presentation was both fun and informative. Josey dispelled many myths about sex and sexual activity and even discussed the hardships of "falling in love" and the joys of "really connecting with another person." Through her personal sexual tales and her advice on proper sex etiquette, Josey's professionalism and wide range of sexual information allowed everyone to enjoy the evening- this was an educational session for both your novice sexual supporter andyour resident sexpert. My absolute favourite aspect of Josey's presentation was her motivation regarding masturbation. She animatedly enlightened the crowd about her participation in a "masturbate-athon," and referred to the words of Woody Allen to make us all feel good about pleasuring ourselves: "Don't knock masturbation, it's sex with someOne you love". Unfortunately, Josey's crowd wasn't as open about sex as she was. Yelling out the occasional comment,

most students preferred to discuss sex from their seats. There were some keeners though, who jumped up at the opportunity to participate in Josey's games (some more keen than others). Josey's motto of the evening, "You teach people how to treat you," reinforced to the crowd how essential it is to bein charge ofyour own sexual experiences and make sure you're getring what you need from a sexual partner. The sexpert concluded her session with some fun sex trivia and thanked the audience by showering them with condoms and lube. Good times! J oseywas smiley and approachable, and hung around after the presentation to answer specific sex/ relationship questions and take photos. I was thrilled with Josey's fun yet educational approach to sex - it's no wonder she's so successful! For more information about Josey Vogels, visit her website at www.joseyvogels.com. jharries@imprint.uwaterloo.ca

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curve. ''Two dJlYS of recording is like a week of exams," says drummer Dave Sparling. "And hefore you know it," adds Peters, "you're at Titn Horton's in your boxer shorts with a wig on." 'We just kind of chucked everythingintoourleadsingerJustin'sbasement and rented just like amish-mash of stuff," says Peters. "Most of us didn't even really know what we were doing, it was sort of like a tech dream;

you're looking at hundreds ofdollars of equipment that you never [got] to play with before and trying to learn it in a halfhour and set everything up. It was a mess ... but I mean, the sound that came out of it sounded pretty decent, so we were pretty pleased and we're just trying to get something that's a little more CD quality right now. " Now that the band has a solid identity and a more evolved sound"someofth~songshavemajorchords

now," quips Wmter- the Educated Skeptics are ready to expand out ofthe KW area. And with more shows and an album in the hopper, the word of

the day is "evolution." The'band continues to maintain their cautious optimism - their "educated skepticism" if you will- and seems to be taking things one step at a time. Whether or not they'll wind up going platinum (as Boyd puts it) remains to be seen; but as with the many independents who are ready to move ~p to bigger things, the EducatedSkeptics still have a hint of that same mdie-rock excitement. And on some level, you haye to wonder if they're thinking, '''fonightthe Bombshelter tomorrow the world." ianb@imprint.uwaterloo.ca

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trol said about the console itself, aside from their choice of using Sonr-developed Biu-Rar discs. The processor, though, is said to revolutionize the personal computt:r. Again, the future plans are to have devices with cell processors able to communicate with each other. Though the presence of a few cell processors !;las been confinned, not too much else has. The obvious choice ofBiu-Ray is the only other detail we have, and I see a problem with that. Speculation cteates buzz, and unfortunately there is not nearly as much to speculate about here than with the other companies. Alas, Sony is constantly over-promising and underdelivering, so perhaps they have learned their lesson. And then there's the Nintendo Revolution. Esse11tiall}~ they're playing catch-up with this console, planning to integrate broadband (0000h1), a hard drive (ahhhl) and maybe even games that you can actually play online. On tl1e bright side, the console is allegedly going to launch \vith a new Mario game, and the new Zelda that Nintendo teased us with at last year's E3. The controllers are rumoured to be gyroscopic, so that all that control· ler-yanking some people do will actuaUyhelp. The real interesting bit for garners is speculation on what exactly makes it so revolutionary. The leaker·-ofdetails said his source merely stated, "touching is good but feeling is better." Hm, mysterious. Perhaps this will be the first console with a mature rating out of the box. Honestly, though, revolutionary things are more dangerous than beneficial in gaming. Garners are resistant to change, and generally take the 1~'0'JIB 's lForld ap· proach of fearing sudden change. Depending on the revolution, though, it could be good. The leak also cautioned against thinking too hard. I don't have any issues with that, but my specularjons fall short of realistic. ] honestly cannot think of anything that they could do that would make sense, and that hasn't been done before. Perhaps some sort of electroshock controller? Direct brain interface? Smell-o-gaming? ()yeral~it' s difficult to predict \vho will come out ofthe gates the strong;est. In the next few months, the nunours \vill keep pumping out, but nothing \vill be concrete unlil E3. Luckily we havcn'theard anything about a ncw NGage .l\Iaybe Nokia has finally realized that nobody likes them, and they make terrible game machines. talamen@imprint.uwaterloo.ca

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Aren't typical guys supposed to be into cars andgettingdrunbvith bikini models? But what jf you're not into cars, like me? Can I still get drunk with bikini models? Here's a bunch ofsongs thatl1 help any poor soul fake theitway into kno\vinga thing or two about cars -.-- although I can't promise that it'll help getting drunk with bikini models. But it's worth a shot.

Fire released an EP with this gem 011 it. Encapsulating a rich sound that was perfected on Fttili!ral, Ret,rine and \\/in bot]} want to take you to a place where .no cars are supposed to go.

most twisted duos to get your motor mnning. Tinges of speed metal oddly arise frorn this track., which only forces rem to put that pedal tn the metal, and in th e \vords of Gene \X'een, "Hit that line like old Dick Trickle."

Drive My Car - The Beatles "Baby, you can drive my car," goes the familiarrefrain offthe classicBt..-atles album, RJibber SouL And then I got it, it's not about cars; it's ,tbout getting laid. Oh Lennon/McCartney, your silly allusions will always bring a smile to my face.

Aluminum ~ White Stripes Cars have got to be built somehow, right? The St,':ipes' crunching guitar riffand cymbal crashes coincide at the end of the song\vithJack White's distorted screams PU1S you d(~ad center in the assembly line of a generic car manufacturer. Grrm:rrtriiiiiiiiinnd!

De10rian - Rocket From The Crypt You'll have to scour hard to fInd this RFfC B-side, released as a 7·· inch single for a hotrod enthusiast magazine, but believe me, it's worth the et1ort. Staying true to their uni{lue rock'n'roll revival sound, I can't help but picture myself in a . Delorian, flying through time just like Marty McFly did oh-so-long ago.

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One of the better Queen songs that doesn't feature Freddy J\,Iercury on vocals, this track conv-1nces me that there are actually people out there who literally sleep with their cars. Fancy a shot of1 OW-30? I'm sure Brian May would gladly take you up on that offer.

Drive Dead Slow-Sahara Hotnights One of the few gems illuminating from Sweden after the world caught onto The Hives, this all-girl band adds attitude and catchy pop-hooks to this song off their latestrelease C'nJonLet:, Go. Would you drive all night to see your lover? 1£ not, maybe this song would change your mind.

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Rightnow I'mwearingaLess ThanJake t-shirt. I like Less 'J11.an Jake. l11ey play quick., catchypO\verpunk and back it up with some rockin' horns. They sing songs about Johnny Quest and about screwj.ng oyer a guy named Doug. /\nd theyputflngood sh( )WS with huge cirdc pits. That's all ska needs to be, right? Not so f"st. Clearly, J don't know what the hell I'm talking about, and the deeper I get into tbis record, fhe more thatbecomes abundanrlydearthatin the right hands, ska is much much more. For example, though some b,mds tend to relegate their hom $L'<:t1011 to a supporting role behind the guitars, The Makeshift Heroes, a seven-piece

Fuel- Mctallica There is nothing good about this song. liust wanted to use this song as an opportunity to get 011 a soapbox and tell everyone how much }\fetallica sucks. CliffBurton continues to roll in his grave. dgeorgec@imprint.uwaterloo.ca

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from Totonto,givetheit horn-blowers a cha~ce to ... well, blow. As the ones who generate most of the melody and almost all of the hooks for Not So Fa.rt!, Da\-e \'{'ickhmd (alto sax), Angelal\ior11S (tenor sax), Andre 1,O\yy (trumpet) and Yvonne J\!oir (baritone sa.."\':) drive the Heroes' brand of skaright back to its roots. The reg11;ae in· fluence shows through prettv About half clearly on this disc the songs are right from the first track, with the gui· back ... the other half tar (Ben Fox), ai'1d drums (Jesse of the time, U s.ber) laying Makeshift Heroes down a consistentlr offbeat, up just want you tempo groove. completely skank Branko Scekicanchors the whole out. shmear "'ith some fat bass and bet,,lfe you can say "Oil Oil Oil" yourtoc It's always fun

is tapping and you'rehavmg a hard time smylng in rout seat. Ofcourse, theintcrestingthingabout having a bigger, more developed band is that you can have bit,,>t;er, moredcveloped songs. It's a bit of a surprise to notice that theEP .-.- \vhich only has five songs 011 it - is more than 26

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This column has not been formatted to fit your television day we know as "widescreen."Their reasonlngwas thatif they could convince people that movies were better than television because you got to see more picture, people would come back. It "vas. a good idea, but this eventually created a bigproblem. Since widescreen movies were fr~med "wide" they could no longer be shown in their entirety on the much smaller "square" television screens.

This week, it's history time. Unlike my fellow columnists, I don't want to discuss global issues, politics, or even make fun of the American president. No, I'm beyond such trivial fluff -;I'mgonna use my precious columnspace to bitch about DVDs. I n a perfect world More specifically, fullscreenDVDs. everybody reading In a perfect world, everybody reading thesewordswou1davoidfullscreenDVD these words would . releases like theywould Village One caf avoid fullscreen DVD food Alas, statistically speaking at least half of the people reading this column releases like they .regularly buy fullscreenmovies~ would Village One Here's the deal: a long, long time ago, in a Hollywood not all that far caffood ... away, movies were king. The public would fill theatres and studios' pockets to the brim watching their "full screen" movies. Then one terrible day, And so, a process known as "Pan television was invented. and Scan" was created. Basically film Yes, this much blamed "menace to editors would edit the ftlm using a society" was an even bigger problem square area of the image equivalent to to movie studios than it was to any- . what would be visible on television body else. You see, people were not screens, and it was their job to moveit going to see movies anymore. And along the full image in accordance with why would they when they could get the action. hours of free entertainment in the There are some people out there, comfort of their living rooms? So, the none of them Imprint readers I'm theatetpeopleimprovised-theyciune sure, who actually believe that up with something they called widescreen movies have the top and "Cinemascope." bottom cut off. This could not be Essentially they invented whauofarther from the truth. Fullscreen

movies are the ones that are cut: sometimes more than 50 per cent of the original image is lost. If you are a film fan, or consider ciftema to be an art form even in the slightest, then this butchery is sacrilege. ~'hy anybody would want to only see half a movie baffles me. Yes, black bars on the top and bottom of the screen are annoying. I'll buy that. But you know what? Head down to Future Shop, Best Buy, any electronics store and take.a look at the TVs that are for sale. Notice anything? Almost all of themarewidescreen. Whatthis means is thatmostDVD releases,andanincreasingnumberoftelevision broadcasts, can take advantage ofthis fact and display a widescreenimage on a widescreen TV in ... you guessed it, fullscreen. This means ·that all of those people withfullscreenDVDswillbecomplainingevenlouderin the future when their movies only take up the middle of their television: screens, leaving the sides empty. So, whatcanwelearn fromallof this? Simple: fullscreenis thedevil. Ifyou have any hope of keeping your DVD collection useful in the future, and as a DVD enthusiast I can tell you that the format will be mainstream for at least another20yeats, thengowithwidescreen. Not to mention the, fact thatif you can ignoretheblackbal:s,the pictureisbeau.tiful. ~hew. I just had to get that out of my system. Just don't get me started on non-anamorphic DVDtransfers and I think I'll be all right. fvukcevic@imprint.uwaterloo.ca

The future of punctuation in grave danger

Eats, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation Lynne Truss Gotham Books

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Sticklers unite! Finally a book has come along that speaks forall the p~plewho cringewhen they see an apostrophe in a possessive 'its.' Eats, Shoots andLeavesby Lynn Truss is a book that lashes out against the punctuation errors thatexist in abundance throughout our society. Wtthexamples stemmingfrom the store signs in your local neighbourhood all the way to Warner Brothers Inc., Truss shows that the mistakes are becomingall too serious to ignore. . Truss'bookisnotaboutgrammar,a factthatsheclearlystatesearlyoninthefirst chapter. It is a book about punctuation

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and the blatantdisregard people have for it these days. By educating the readers in a highly laid-back and comedic style. Truss preventsthereaderfromexperiencingfeelings oftnferiorityand substandardness. Andwhynot?Thepurposeofthisbook is to get people engaged in how they write, not to bark down their throats. The author even humbles herselfby admitting she also was once ignorant about proper punctuation rules:Truss argues that this ignorance ofthe rules of punctuation can be found among every circle ofsociety, even amonguniversity graduates."How can it be a matter of classdifferencewbenignoranceistloiversal?" she notes.' " She then goes on to say that there is absolutely no excuse for this ignorance concemingpunctuation;eventhemuch favoured scapegoat, the U.S.,isnotconsidered blameworthy.. The book applies to everyone who speaks the English language - those who know they can't write it properly, and the rest who think they can. Once youleam to ignore the redundancy ofthe book's examples and look at what it is Truss is actually saying, the message becomes crystal clear - the future of punctuation is in jeopardy. Truss stresses thatpunctuationis just as important as the words it separates; it is awayofknowingwhatthosewords are supposed to mean. The pauses and emphasesin our speech are formed from reading a text framed in punctuation. Sogoahead,pickupTruss'bookand getintouch with your inner stickler! cwilliams@imprint.uwaterloo.ca

Stratford Festival preps new seas,on Adam Gardiner IMPRINT STAff

Theatre lovers, take your seats! The Stratford Festival of Canada opened their box office to the public last week, allowing audiences to begin reserving spaces for the upcoming 2005 season.

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setring, will offer a contrast to the fairy-tale setting of Into The Woods; b~ musi~als are new to the Festival. Two Tennessee Williams plays, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Orpheus Descending, will be showcased, while Fallen Angels will return the trademark wit of Noel Coward to the Stratford stage.

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"SaintsandSinners,"containingaeclec-. tic mix of musicals, dramas and Canadian-themed plays, alongwith the Festival's trademark Shakespearean productions. Artistic director Richard Monette explained all his selections as depicting "the tension betWeen the contrary impulses ofthe human soul," adding that the post 9/11 world is one which many see in a more "good and evil" fashion. Three Shakespeare performances are in the lineup: The Tempest, recently produced last November by ~!'s own drama department;l¥ieaslire for Mea~lIre, which fulfills :Monette's promise to produce each of Shakespeare's plays during his fourteen-year reign as artistic director; andAs YOII Like It, which "vill be set in the 1969 "Summer Of Love" and will feature music by the Barenaked Ladies. Broadway classic Hello Dol!J, with its lavish N ew York

The theme of this year's lineup is "Saints and Sinners", containing a eclectic mix of musicals, dramas and Cana.. dian-themed plays ... For those desiring plays v,1.th a disrinctly Canadian emphasis, three productions are scheduled. The Donnef!Js,· Sticks and Stones is based upon the true story of the 1880murder of the Donnelly family north of London, Ontario, while TheAleasllre ~fLoI'e is a "chimera of tragedy and comedy" written by Canadian Nicholas Billon. The Wingfield series

is a wildly successful collection ofrural comedies in which one actor, Rod Beatrie, plays all the characters involved. The latest installment, Wingfield's Inferno, will once more offer up Beattie's talent to Festival audiences. Oth.er productions of differing g~nres and themes are also on the playbill, which totals 14 works. " The Stratford Festival, founded in 1952, is the largest classical repertory theatre in North America. Located in nearby Stratford, a fortyminute drive or train ride from Waterloo, it features four venues and offers theatre, concerts and backstage tours for those interested in a behind-the-scenes look. This year's theatrical season runs from May 30 to November 6; previews are available at a reduced price starting as early as April 19. \~''hether you prefer a light comedy, a deep intellectual work, or anything in between, the Festival is sure to have something to satisfy your tastes. Seats will flll up quickly, however, so buy early to avoid sellout performances! For more details, visit www.stratfordfestival.caorcall their box office at 1-800-567-1600. agardiner@imprint.uwaterloo.ca


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Moving to the beat ofa different drum the hole, and it just doesn't really ever fill up, and it won't ever fill up until that person fIgures outwhatit means to kind of erase it in a way, erase the hunger and the hole will heal itself." . "The Outsider" also deals with issues of addiction but from the point of view of "the. jock brother who says to justwalkit off." This basic viewpoint paved the direction that the video took, since most drug treatments focus on the progress of the ad~ct rather than on the problems caused by the people who do not understand what their loved ones are going through. Having decided to do something totally different, Keenan fIgured, "Screw ittits and guns. That makes more sense." And so it goes, APC collaborated with Steven Grasse and Mark Kohr on a Bikini Bandits video for "The Outsider." The video tells the story of a girl, wno, following her sexy release from pris~)Q, causes havoc to middle class America, "contesting the man from GA Perfect Circle Mart." The video is hilarious, ultra-sexy and aMOTION yet manages to speak honestly and directly Virgin Records about a sensitive and important issue. "Thinking of You" starts out in Bushlick A Perfect Circle has rocked the media world Female Maximum Security Prison: do these with the release of their firstDVD, aMOTION guys ever have a fetish for hot chicks conftned The DVD includes everything from their hiin prison - but then again, who doesn't? This lariously offensive videos to masterfully video is part of the Bandits Golden Rod trilogy remixed APC originals. Commentary from from the Lost in the Bermuda Triangle release. band members and just enough Bikini Ban~ This time the girls try to conquer evil G-mart dits footage to save Christmas are scattered and corporate America. . . thloilghoui. '. . "Counting Bodies Like Sheep To The Every detail of this two-disc set is perfect Rhythm of The War Drums," is the Bushright down to the casing. The fIrst disc features whacking video that follows ''Thinking of an unedited version of the "Judith" video, You." Despite the obvious correlation to ''Pet'' directed by David Fincher. This breakthrough from 13th Step, APe's second album, "Countvideo has an industrial feel combined with ing Bodies" has a more political agenda with audio that truly embodies the sound of earlier the usual Orwellian themes ofgrowing into an Mer de Noms stuff. Billy Howerdel comments information-controlled militant world. It is that, "the music [for ''Judith''] was written in part two of "Pet" rather than a remix. It's one night. This was a rare hilarious while still being a occasion of writing a song tad disturbing. that just fed on itself and Having decided to aMOTION features the started at six at night and three runner-ups as well as do something ended at six in the mornthe winner video for芦Blue" ing." totally different, as well as my personal faEver thought to yourvourite, the "Noose" live Keenan figured self, "What's the deal with video and a new must-seethe 10go?,,'Well, apparently "Screw it - tits and and-hear-cover for "Imag. " the inspiration came from me. guns. That makes "3 Libras," named for nine The second disc features individuals in lead singer remixed versions of all t,he more sense." Maynard Keenan's life. previously mentioned They share common songs, including a remix of birthdates, and act as a paradigm for people "The Hollow." With all that and even more, who do not see the two circles that the crescents what else could you ask for? in the logo make. In addition to the newly released CD and It's deep - a little too deep, even for me- DVD, APe's new title, "Passive" is featured but that's the answer. Absolutely anything on the soundtrack of the upcoming movie you ever wanted to know about APC, but were Constantine, which is based on a character from afraid to ask, is answered in the commentary by DC Comics/Vertigo's Hellblazer. ''Passive'' is Keenan and Howerdel throughout the vidthe collaboration of Maynard James Keenan, eos. Billy Howerdel, Trent Reznor and Danny ''Weak and Powerless" is the third video on Lohner. ''The song is very much about apathy. aMOTION. Yes, boys and girls, this is the I think a lot of the problems in this country unedited version of that video which made have to do with people willingly staying long white hair cool- or maybe it was Lord of asleep. They're allowing this administration the Rings, I don't remember. This track is路 to manipulate their decisions without actually thematically consistent with eMOTIVE, APC 's getting involved in those decisions," says third album, which deals largely with recoyery Keenan. The fllm and the track are due to be from addiction and the struggles inherent released on February 18. from multiple points of view. aMOTION is a'll excellent addition to the The "Weak and Powerless" video seducband's library. It contains a wealth of APC tively portrays a woman compelled beyond goodies for long-time fans and newcomers control by a black hole in the centre of her alike. I highly recommen&it. psyche. Keenan explains, "that craving and that desire, and she just keeps trying to fIllin Ela Malkovsky

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The unveiling of a ne\v vehicle is usually a ceremony of hype, extravagance, and general worship tm,vards the ne,v demigod its manufacturers have created. In the case of Airbus' unveiling of their new A3BO jet in Tolouse, France, even descriptions such as lhese fail to do the ceremony justice. Attended by the government leaders of England, France, Germany, and Spain - the four nations which sponsored the project -~ the ceremony featured dancing, acrobatics, fog effects and fountains of water that made the presentation appear almost 01course, the superlative nature of the was symbolic, and perhaps so, for the A3g0 replaces the wellknown Boeing 747 as the world's largest passenger plane. Officially dubbed a "super jumbo jet," it is 73 metres long, has an 80 metre wingspan and stands taller than a scvenstorey building. In a three-class layout, including amenities, it can seat at least 555 passengers; if converted to a single-class "economy" format, it could seat a maximum of 840. Such a configuration would greatly outnumber the 747's passenger capacity of 600. In addition to its specifications, however, it's those planned amenities that help to set the A380 in a class of its own. Airbus designed the pla"'lc ,<v'ith the possibility of including casinos, restaurants.,

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rating of 271,560 pounds per feet, the maxi¡ mum speed of the 617,300 pound airplane is estimated at 945 km/h, with a cruising speed of 902 km/h. And thanks to improved fuel efficiency --- a 20 per cent improvement over the 747 - it will be able to travel over 15,000 km without refuelling. The cockpit will remain similar in layout and control design to other Airbus models, meaning less time spent training pilots to fly the new crafts. But the similarities in design end there; the A380 has the world's first computerized cockpit, meaning that all controls, pilot: interfaces and readouts will be electronically governed. With eight servers providing triple redundancy, Airbus promises a far easier job for the pilots who will sit at the helm. For example, the flight manual is out; in its place is an electronic inform'ation system that will make any information pilots need to know accessible'lla computet. Over 140 orders have already been placed for the A380, which costs approximately $340 million. It's expected that airlines ,vill be highly attracted to the new model because of the passenger capacity; by placing more people on a flight, companies will be able to make fe\vet flights, or profit: moore from the same number of flights and thus cut their expenses. The same principle holds true for the A380F, t\le freighter version f the A380; with a cargo capacity of 150 1:onne5 and the same rllnge as the passenger plane, Airbus asserts that their freighters ",'"ill create faster, more bountiful deliveries. The lifespan of the A380 is another strong selling point: like the 747, the planes ate designed to last for decades, during which time they will undoubtedly seeimprovements upon their design. But don't expect to see an A380 sitting in an airport any time soon. For starters, none of the new planes has even left the ground yet. Airbus 'will not begin to conduct tests of

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of travellers per flight. Heathrow Airport in London, England has set aside just under $1 billion to make the changes it needs; other international facilities \>lilllikely be spending similar amounts. However, Airbus estinlates that if all goes on schedule, A380s will be in the ski.es as early as 2006. In the meantime, it's up to those who travel on, fly and love airplanes to prepare for the next big thing to hit the skies. agardiner@imprint.uwaterloo.ca

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If studies like this are undertaken, and I am not sure simple math scores are enough to tell us if there are genetic differences between the sexes as there may be social constraints and biases already influencing the subjects, false fmdings that women are naturally less inclined in these areas could increase the problem of women being underrepresented in math and science. And in the end, even if women are less inclined towards math and science than men, it does not mean that there are not many capable women with the desire and abilities to pursue these fields.

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The Waterloo Public Interest Research Group - WPIRG to most, or just "The Pirg" for those in the know -- has been a herald of social justice and environmentalism at lJW for more than 30 years. Their mission is to encourage students and others to research, educate and take action on environ·· mental and social justice issues. They help to motivate community participation, encourage local and global ecosystem integtity, and support diversity and social equality for all people. They also promote the use of consensus decision-making where all members are heard 'and the group works toward reaching a decision that is acceptable to everyone . One of the main focuses of \Xi'PIRG is their Action Groups, such as Amnesty International, Food Not Bombs and Students Against Sweatshops. These groups organize their own events and are supported by \,{'PIRG staff and volunteers, using the extensive reo sources of the organization.

WPIRG also provides a fairly extensive rewurce library that's available to students and communitymembers. lHaterials - books, magazines, ~Ilideos and other resources - about social justicei~sues,gl.obalization, corporate business, agriculture and other sustainability related topics are available in the \);1pIRG office.

"The state of any country's environment is a reflection of the kind of governance in place, and without good governance there can be no peace." -

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ance in place, and without good governance there can be no peace." Fourth 'year Em)irrmmmt and ReSONne Studie.r s/tldetlt Cassandra Polyzou, a membertiftbe WPlRG board oj directors, met tlill itt the ES cO!lrtyard to discllss a tltflllber tiftopics dear to both o!lr hearts. Our first hot topic of discussion \vas the promotion of the Government of Canada's One Tonne Challenb'C. "Funding has been given to communities to bring together different stakeholders in communities - businesses, institutions (public and academic), and others - to come together and work to promote sustainable ways of living in order to reduce greenhouse gasses (GHGs). The idea of the Challenge is for everyone to reduce the amountofGHGs that they produce by one tonne," said Cassandra. "In terms of'l'PIRG and campus, an important thing about sustainability would be to try to bridge the gap between different sectors, whether they be economic sectors or different social groups and strata in society," Cassandra continued. "I think \X'PIRG does an excellent job of promoting sustainability on campus because it bridges the gap between different organizations and diffetent interests." Part of the promotion for the One Tonne Challenge was \X'T'IRG's

presentation of David Suzuki which took place on January 26. 'Ibis lecture is just one way that the organization is helping to bridge the gap between the community and students. I wondered, as 1 usually do, why Cassandra had gotten involved with WPIRG when she came to Waterloo. "On campus it's probably the most visible activist group and has the ability to appeal to the broadest range ofpeople," she commented. "So you get people from various faiths, you get people from various social classes, people interested in gender equality, in gay rights - such a wide range of pt.'Ople." She also dunks it's important for people to get involved extracurricularly. "Especially at a university ....- an acadewic institution where we're taught all these ideas about theories, trY1ngto change the world," she said. "I like Fredrick Douglass's (juotation 'agir.ate, agitate, agitate,' because we learn so much in university and we learn so much throughout: our lives. It's like you've got to stir things up. You have to take what you know, what you've leamed, and make use of it." For more information, visit \,(lPIRG's website at "-'Pirg.org or their office located in room 2139 in the Smdent Life Centre. rternmer@imprint.uw8tsrloo.ca

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1bis pastweekendwas abusyone forthe Waterloo women's hockey team. Saturday night's game was had the Warriors hosting the Queen's Golden Gaels, a team that Waterloo has had no problem beating in the past This game proved that past victories do not equate to an easy game. Scoring opened in the second period as a power-play allowed Waterloo forwardStaceyGrygielto drive ~ a shot between the Queen's goalie's legs, for the game's first point. The score did notremain 1-0 forlong,however, as a slip-up in the Warrior end allowed a Queen's player to grab her own rebound for a quick goal. Water1oodemonstrated the speed oftheirdefense in the third period, respondingwith another goal as a save rebounded from Waterloo's net where SatahBrysongrabbedthepuck,~plittheQueen's

defense, and saileditinto the Gael's net Thegame looked to be in hand unril Queen'sgrabbed aloose puck and tied the gamewith only 36 seconds left.

Overtime solved nothing ~the Gael's pullingtheirgoaliein&vourofanextraattacker. The open net potentially allowed an easy goal for Waterloo to winit, although the teamdidnot manage to pot the winning marker. Waterloogoa1ieAlexis Hubermade46 savesto ensurethe2-2tieandgaveaninspitingperforrnance as the Warriors had little time to prepare for their next game the following afternoon. Sunday's game brought the Brock Badgers to Waterloo. It too started out promising as a fastpaced, aggressive firstperiod directed Waterloo to enterthesecondwitha2-Olead. The second goal of thegamewasapleasantswpriseas Warriorforwatd JulianneSchrnalz won the &ce-offinBrocx:'s end and passed toteammll:teKirstenUndstol, who put the puck past Badger goalie, Angie Mallory. The second period commenced with a powerplayfurtheBadgers,notswptisingconsideringthe Warriorswerepla:yingquiteaggressive1yonSundiiy, ~numerous penalties each period. Brock controlled this period, tying up the game quite easily, with two goals in'less than two minutes.

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does notalwaysequalgood play. The Warriorsfared well however, and greatteamworkled to the three goals obtained. Goalie Bethany Stuart made 33 saves in the losing cau{e. In their finalgameofabusyweek, the Warriors visitedcrosstownrivals theLaurierGoldenHawks. TheHawks are the second-rankedteamin the as. The Warriors battled hard against Laurier as they always do, but thegame finished with a 1-0 Laurier victory, with27 shots stopped bygoaltenderAlexis Huber stopped The tie and two losses move the Warriors' record to 4-9-3-1 on the season, good for fourth place in the five-team OUA West division.

For UW men's hockey head coach Karl Taylor, it doesn't matter who underestimates his \Varriors, whether it be the members of the media who pick the weekly CIS rankings or the opposition's fans. That's because while Lakehead players, coaches and Th~nder Bay media members were busy making excuses for their team's recent slide, bis Waterloo Warriors - undefeated in their last nine - went into a hostile arena and stole a valuable four points, sweeping the sixth ranked Thunderwolves aside, 42 last Friday and 4-1 the following night. "I couldn't care less [what people say]," said Taylor. He made the comment in referenc~ to recent articles that have appeared in Thunder Bay's and London's local media. These articles suggested that the reason that UW has swept one two-game series versus each of the two teams in the last three weeks is that both Western and Lakehead have been without a number of players who are off in Europe competing in the world university games in Austria. 1ihe~' 'j g liIRen¡terdlltiy.Htl2 1 Waterloo's recent upswing either. "It's nice to be recognized [in'the CIS rankings]," said Taylor whose club (10-6-1) is only ranked tenth in Canada this week despite having gone 8-0-1 in their last nine games. Taylor says the CIS top-ten committee, which is comprised of 12 members from the media, often allows "tradition" and "history" to influence their rankings. ''The last few years our program has struggled," said Taylor whose team now sits ahead of Lakehead in the OUA far west division standings. "[The as committee] can do what they wlfnt." ''Who knows what's right and what's wrong [when it comes to the rankings]. That kind of stuff used to piss me off. I'm past that. I used tb let those kinds of things bother me." However, teams in the OUA have been forced to stand up and take notice of the Waterloo Warriors.

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Survivin' the damn bye-week' Women fall to Hawks .

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And so begins the longest two weeks in all of pro sports. After the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles both reached Super Bowl XXXIX by winning their respective conference championship games last weekend, big game fever has started to inflict the masses all over the sportingworlaButthediseaseisa 13-day affIictionwithnochanceofaquickhealing thanks to theworstinvention s!nceneon bicycle shorts: TheSuperBowlbyeweek. Now forthosewho like the actiQn of pro football, bye week is as exciting as a root canal. But because ''Two-1finute Warning" is always willingto provide a public service,I have come up with a failsafe method to beat the bye week blues. Luckily, we ,are all but through the first five days. That leaves eight more that averageJaooandJoe Touchdown must kill before the big game arrives on February6. So without further ado, here are the ''Two-1finute Warning" eight best ways to punt, pass and kick away the Super Bowl bye week. Saturday,January29: Contactyour local sleezeball bookie or hop a flight to Vegas and place your bets on the big game. The Super Bowl has become so big that you can bet on anything-who will score first, who will be the game's MVP and even how long it \vill take for halftime act Paul McCartney to expose his right breast (3-1 odds says the top comes off inside 45 seconds). Sunday, Januaiy 30: Get as many ofyour friends tGgCtheras possible and playa mock Super Bowl on this, the day the game should be played. But make sure you play with full tackle rules and no pads - it will help.you take out all your byeweekr~ on random college buddies and co-workers in too~right sweatpants. Monday,January31: Findyourself

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Super Bowl supplies. Since you just spent the kids' college fund on your TV, get 'only the necessities: namely anything that's salty, spicy, ora combination of both. But whatever you do, avoid the beer store-BYOB is your friend. Saturd~y,February5:Goouton

the town. Even the players partyin style on this night - just ask Atlanta Fal'cons safety Eugene Robinson, who was busted for solicitation ofprostifution on the eve of his team's loss in Super Bowl XXXIII. Plus, ifyou have enough liquid fun on Super eve, you will still be hung over enough to sleep through the eight-hour pre-game show the next day. Sotheteyouhaveit:eightwaystosay goodbye to the bye week. Hopefully, ~ootballfans everywhere can adhere to this plan and before you allknowit,the game will be upon us. And for thosewho still can'twait for theSuperBowl,lookatitthisway-the bye week is still more exciting than the

The Warriors women's basketball team was }lflable to make up any ground in its drive towards the playoffs this past week, falling at home to their in-town rivals, the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks, by a score of 63-45. The Warriors struggled all game with the pressure defence ofthe Golden Hawks, committing 26 turnovers in the game, including 16 in the first half alone. WLU used their speed and deep bench to their advantage, forcing UW into an up tempo game while limiting their own turnovers to 17. ''They threw alotofnewlooksatus. They did a great job of mixing things up/' Warriors coach Manci'Watsa said. From the opening tip it was clear that UW was in fci'! a tough day, going 搂ixminut~s before recordlngtheir first . basket. Howevertheywereable to keep the game close, cutting the lead to 1713 thanks to the play of second-year guard Madeleine Noble, who came into the game'and hit her first four shots. She would finish as the Warriors' leading scorer with 16 points on seven of nine shooting. With just over four minutes remaining in the first half, the Golden Hawks went on an 11-0 run to build a 28-13 lead and that lead would grow to 37-19 by halftime, thanks in large part to their strong reboUnding, where they held a 21-14 advantage in the first half. The Warriors were unable to threaten the Laurier lead.in the second halfas the best they could do was to get \vithin 11 points with 13 minutes remaining. But from there the Golden Hawks outside shooting took over,

led by the teams leading scorer, MeaghanMcgrath, who paced herteam 'with 16 points in 28 minutes. For the remainder of the game the Golden Hawks used their superior speed and rebounding to hold off the Warriors, cruising to a'dominant~. Laurier's strong rebounding, led by forward KernJilesen with 10, was a key factor in the game allowing them to put up 63 points despite shooting just 32.3 per cent for the game. ''They just flat out outplayed us," coach Wat.sa said. On .Wednesday, January 26, the Warriors travelled to Western in hopes ofavenging their loss to Lauri,er.Again, however, the Warriors fell short, drop. ping the contest 60-47. Kimberley Lee played a prefectgame forthe Warriors shooting 5-for-5 from the field, including 2-for-2 from behind the arc, and 2-for-2 from the free throw line for 14 points. With the two losses, the Warriors remain two points back of Lakehead , for the final playoff spot. The Warriors schedule does not get any easier as they travel to Guelph on Saturday, January 29, to face the OUA-leading Gr;'Phons. A victory over the Gryphons would be a huge boost to the playoff hopes of the Warriors with just six games remaining in the regular season. Despite the disappointing result, coach Watsa is encouraged by the progress his team has shown this season, and remains optimistic that they can overcome Lakeheadin the race for the final playoff spot. ''We took a big step forward over Christmas, but there's still going to be some bumps along the way. Today was a bump."

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lady Warriors close out season with three losses in the pool The \'\'arriors women's swimming team failed to ref,>1stera victory in the final weekend of their dual/ tri meet season. The Warriors fell 17763 to the eighth ranked team in the CIS, the \'i/estem l\fustangs, on Friday,January 21, then proceeded to drop matches againstLaurier, 120.5101.5, and Niagara University, 177-65, the follo'\ving day. The ladies were led in the pool by Caroline who had second-place finishes against Wes tem in the 800-metre freestyle and the 200metre fly. Carolyn Smith also grabbed a second against ~? ester~, as did Laura Chalmers, who despite a shoulder injury, grabbed the second spot in the lOO-metre freestyle. Men's swim team finishes with a splash The \Varriors men's swim team closed out their regular OU A schedule with a meet against the nation's nmnber three team, the Western Mustangs, on Friday, January 21 and then a trimt:ct,\,路ith \YilfridLaurier University and Niagara University the follo'h'ing day. The Warriors proved themselves worthy of competing with any swim team in the QUA by keeping it close with the visiting Mustangs throughout the meet, ultimately losing by a meagre margin of122-116. The meet came dO"ll to the final relay event, the 4 x 100 sprint, a known area of strength for the Mustangs. Alex \':<7atson put in a strong effort for the Warriors as he won both the 200-metre freestyle

and the 200-metre fly. Matt Ivfains once again proved himself a consistent competitor with \vins in the 200-metre individual medley, the 50metre backstroke and the 200-metre breaststroke. The following day, despite a winter storm which threatened to cancel the meet, the \\'al:riors avenged their loss to \'C estern '\'.'1th wins over LaurierandNiagara.lhe \VaniorsdefeatedLaurier 185-41 and Niagara 141-102. Alex \X'atsol1 con tinued his dominance, posting first -place finishes in the 200-metre fly, 500metre freestyle and on the 4 x 100 medley relay. Matt Mains again contributed two ,rictories, winning the 50-metre breaststroke and repeating his perfom"lance from the \'Vestern meet in 200-metre individual medley. In a rare occurrence, Mains fell short in the 200-metre backstroke, an event he typically dominates, as teammate Art Hare out-touched him for the victory. The next competition for both the men's and women's swim teams is the QUA swimmingchampionships, hosted by Brock Universityon Februarr 11, 12,and 13.

Battle of Waterloo sees men's volleyball team win their first set in nine games In theirgame ag.mlSt the \Vtlfridlo<"1urierGolden Hawks on \J;lednesday,January 26, the \\'arriors men's volleybaU team won their first set since their November 7,20041085 to Royal J\;1ilit:ary College. In that game the \X'arriors fell 3-2. In the game against Laurier, the story was different for the Warriors. Not only did the \y'arriors win a set, but they won three and defeated the Laurier Golden Ha\vks 3-1. The \\'arriors, at 1-14 on the season, remain in the basement of the OUA v;'ith the \',1n, but only because the Laurier Golden Hawks, '\vith a \Varnon;.

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Streak: Darling continues to shine Continued from page 25 "\Vhen you win 11 games in a row, teams aren't caught off guard [anymore]," said Taylor refening to t J\,\i' s overall streak that includes two exhibition wins during the Christmas holidays at the \'\iestern invitational tournament. In last Friday's game, which was held at Lakehead's Fort \X'illiam Gardens in front of 2,R92 fans, Waterloo got off to a quick start when right-winger Dave Philpott opened the scoring at 2:48 of the first period. Rookie Scan Roche put U\X' up 2-0 in the second before Lakehead rallied '\\1th two goals, 1:12 apart, mid路 way through the period. However, the \'.;!arriors werc not to be denied the win as first-year centre Matt Levicki tallied the eventual game-winning goal, his seyenth of the season, on the power play at 14:22 ofthe second. Rookie goaiie Curtis Darling once again shut the door on the opposition in the third and Jordan Brenner added an empty net goal as the \varriors cruised to the 4-2 victory. Saturday night's game\vas much of the same except this time things were a bit more physical as d1e second game of a double header often reveals the bad blood generated beKveen the two teams in the 6rst game. The two teams traded goals in the first before Lakehead's players lost their composure in third period with Lakehead's Sean Stefanski and Hugo LeHoux both being ejected from the game for brutal head checks, \vhich

caused two Warriors to receive stitches even though they were wearing OUA-mandated helmets with full facc masks. As a result, \X'aterloo poured it on with three more goals. The goal scorers for the \X'arriors were Mike Della Mora with two and Alex MacDonell and Levicki each recording singles. \Vatcrloo's goaltender, Darling, continues to shine for his club and has started each game during his team's current unbeaten streak. The product of Calgary, Alberta, who is a definite contender for CIS rookie of the year, currently holds the second best goals against average in the nation at 1.92. As well, he has two shutouts. His save percentage isn't too shabby either, coming in tied for third best in the ClS at .930. "Curtis has been real solid for us," said Taylor, who added that he has yet to see another 1"00kie in Canada '\dlO has excelled this season as much as Darling has. There's no doubt as to whether the young phenom's coach thinks he should be given a long look for the a\vard or not. "There's no question [whether] he should be considered for CIS rookie of the year." Looking al1ead, the \X' an"iors '\\'ill nmv playa home-and-home series against their di,1s10n livals, the fourth-place \l\'indsor Lancers _7 -1). Game one is t(:might,] anuary 28, in \Vindsor at 7:30 p.m. The two teams will then head back to \X'aterloo's CIF atenaon Sunday fora 2 p.m. matinee clash.

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University of Alberta challenges UW gymnasiums. The fitness classes offered. '\\111 in路 cludecardiocrunch,cardiojam,TNTand11(Oa~

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well as warm-up and cool-down exercises. "It's agreatchance to try a new class type and tc get to know a different rfitnessJ instmctor," noted ]\.fichelle Robinson, Campus Rec co-ordinator fOl special events andrecreation leagues. There is no need to pre-register fo! the1 limes, Explosion.

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Campus Ree touches down with flag football Winter Bowl In the winter of 2004, Campus Rec resurrected their popular \vinter flag football toumament, the \\Tinter Bowl, and over 80 people participated. The Winter Bowl is returning again this year and will be held on Saturday, February 5 at the playing fields outside of Columbia Ice Fields. Participants may register to play at both coed and competitive levels. Registration for CalUpus Rec's Flag Football \\'inter Bowl is ongoing in the PAC Athletics office, but closes 'nlU!sday, Febmary3. UW challenged to beat Alberta's record On March 16,2004, the University ofAlberta set a Canadian record with 187 students attending a fitness class at once. The University of Waterloo has been challenged to break this record by the University ofAlberta's Hugh Hoyles, who issued the challenge to all members of the Canadian Intramural Recreation Association. \Y;'aterloo's attempt to breal( the record will occur as they host Fitness Explosion on Wednesday, Febmary 16 at 5:30 in the Columbia Ice Fields'

Course offered in Hatha Yoga instruction On Saturday, February 12 and Sunday, February 13, Campus Reeis offering a YogaInstructot Certification Course for Hatha Yoga. The course, whichindudes both a written and. praeticalcomponents, offers an opportunity for ]nternational Society ofYoga Educa tion certification. Students need to regisl-et in the PAC Athletics Office by February 4. Enter the Cross Canada Fit Challenge In hopes of motivating students to stay active, CampusRe:c is offerillgthe opportunity to participate in d1C Cross Canada Fit Challenge. The Cross Canada Fit Challenge, in which patticipants take a virtual trip across Canada by their cataloging their fitness activities online, began in fall of1998, and since then, close to 800 people have participated. This term's challenge began on January 17, though it's still not too late to register, and ends on April 1. Registration is available on Campus Recreation's Fit Fun page.

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FRIDAY,JANUARY28,2005

Warriors' new streak starts to take shape

GLENN BARTlEY

Dave Munkley, Mike Sovran and Gerard Magennis celebrate after the Warriors' victory over the Laurier Golden Hawks on Fantastic Alumni and Staff Day at UW.

Warriors men's basketball captures Fantastic Alumni and Staff Day Battle of Waterloo f Dan Micak IMPRINT STAFF Despite near blizzard conditions in Waterloo onSatunlay,January 22, the first Battle of Waterloo of the 20042005 OUA basketball season went on as plannedas theLautierGoldenHawks visited the PAC to face the nation's sixth-ranked team-the Waterloo Warriors. And as the snow fell in droves outside, so too did both the Warriors and Hawks drop basketafter basketin what may be considered one of the first good battles between the two teams in years. In the end, a sizeable crowd watched the Warriors come out on top with a 68-64 victory over their crosstown rival. GrahamJarman lead the Warriors with 22 points, followed by Dave Munkley who posted 19 points and

five steals.

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Graham Jarman out-dribbles a Laurier defender to drive the lane in the Warriors' victory over Laurier on January 22.

The first halfof the game was back and forth as the lead changed seven times before the teams entered the half tied at 36. Neither team was able to create much of a lead, although the Golden Hawks did tum a five-point deficit into a five-pointlead with a 10orun in the second quarter. Five minutes into the second half,

Waterloo posted a 10-0 run of their own to pull ahead for good. And while Laurierwas able to come within three points before the final buzzer, the Warriors veteran Mike Sovran hit a clutch shot from behind the arc to put his team up by six again. The Warriors posted an uncharacteristic performance from three-point tenitory,shootingonly 3 for 12, except for Sovran who was 2-2 on threepoint attempts. Laurier also topped Waterloo in boards bya37-30 margin. The Warriors' game againstLautier was billed together with the Warriors women's basketball game against Laurier earlier in the day as Fantastic Alumni and Staff Day. Admission to the event was free for University of Waterloo alumni, staff and faculty if they pre-registered to attend. Theeventalso featured the Fantastic Alumni and Staff Day Airplane Toss, where fansinattendancewereinvited to build paper airplanes, the most accurate ofwhich were given prizes. On Wednesday, January 26, the Warriors travelled to London to face the Western Mustangs, who sit in last placeintheOUA West division. Not taking the Mustangs lighdy, the Warriors dropped them 67 -54,improving

their record to 13-2 on the season and maintaining their lead over Brock for first place in the OUA West. The Warriors shot 43.8 per cent from the field in the game. Chris Edwards posted a doubledouble forthe Warriors with 10points and 12 rebounds. Leading the Warriors in scoring, however, was Dave Munkley with 18 points. Munkley added nine boards as well. The Warriors dominated the Mustangs on the glass, out-boardingthem by a margin of 42-25. ForwardAlan Paron lead Western with 13 points. Prior to the game against Western, the CIS rankings showed the Warriors to be sixth in the nation, the same position they occupied during the previous week. The CIS narionalrankings are determined by a coaches' poll The Warriors men's basketball team travels to Guelph on Saturday, January 29, for a game against the Gryphons at 3 p.m. The Warriors then have five days off before they host the Lakehead Thunderwolves on Friday, February 4. Game time is set for 8 p.rn. dmicak@imprint.uwaterloo.ca


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