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UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO STUDENT NEWSPAPER

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER

vOL 28, NO 15

4, 2005

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The cosmos seems alittle brighter these days for members of the Waterloo Space Society who met October 26 with Marc Garneau, president of the Canadian Space Agency, known more commonly as Canada's first astronaut. In a round-table discussion, which lasted about 30 minutes, the seven WSSmembers who attended had the opportunity to ask Garneau some questions they prepared and to acquaint the retired astronaut with the details and objectives of their society. Both parties left enthusiastic about what they had accomplished. Garneau was quick to illustrate his priorities for the CSA. When asked how traveling into space changed him as a person, he said, "It takes quite a while for that to happen, because just simply cannot take it all in ... But the \#40_ _~&mewas~to realize that ~ home, and it's not big. and we are changing it, and we need to take care of it. So that explains my concern about climate. And I can tell you that it's become a very strong focus because at the Canadian Space .Agency 'earth observation is our biggest priority." , The WSS alsoasked Garneau for his thoughts on how Canada-U.S. relations, especially given Canada's current interest in China, will affect Canada's access to American-tun projects, such as theJames Webb telescope scheduled for launch in 2013. Garneau acknowledged the economic strain, but felt that the CSA-NASA link was solid all the same. When asked about Canada'a relationship with China, Garneau replied, ''Very, very delicate. Let me tell you that there are Canadian companies that were invited on this trip last week and they didn't come. And the reason they didn't come is because they did not want the American companies for which they do business to say 'Hey, Both Prudence and Bruce are in therapywith you're doing business with us, but now I see psychiatrists who are cOhsiderably crazier than you're going off to China."' they are -we're taIklngTom Cruise crazy. The When questioned about the extent this is insanity just snowballs from therewithnnpulsive occurring at the government level, Garneau marriage proposals, chaotic therapy sessions commented, "I don't believe it does. I feel and confrontations with jealous lovers. quite free to go and talk with the Chinese Bruce, played by first-year systems design student Shawn DeSouza-Coelho, is a very and I don't think that NASA will cut us off engaging character. Bruce is a brutally honest at the feet because we're doing that. I have heard signals privately; I think some NASA 30-something who wears his emotions on his people would like to work with the Chinese. sleeve and isn't afraid to complllnent ladies on But government-wise, there's srill lots of their breasts. Oh, and did I mention he swings obstacles there." both ways?

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was announced that this term's engi~drama production was a comedy about

thC:Crazr world of therapy, I was excited to coVer the play and be one of the first to see it. Wtitten. by Christopher Durang. ''Beyond ~y" is a satirical look at society's obsession with .R).ental therapy. This absolutely hilarious p~has a small cast of six talented actors - all at.,m are in engineering 'l'anow what you're thinking - "What do yoWaean engineeringplay? Someone letenglneers mslB a play?"

It's hard for people outside of engineering to comprehend that although engineers have a tough workload, that's not the only thing they do. Most people think that engineers are all about equations and design, but there are many brimming with artistic inspiration and producing plays that are on par with any other student drama production at this university. I attended a rehearsal of ÂŤBeyond Therapy" in Arts Lecture Hall. The play begins with a disastrous blind date as the sweet and uniquely sane Prudence meets Bruce, an emotionally unstable crackpot.

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fl<eWS@imprint.uwaterloo.ca Neweds Editor: Jacqueline McKoy News Assistant: Jessie Quinn

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of l!ikprintwith a statement that shouldn't be news to anyone: Imprintisn't the only source to find out about campus and community events. There are a variety of choices for the reader seeking campus information - the DIIi!! Bulletin, Iron Warrior and mathNEWS ate three other predominant publications atuw. In addition, two student-run online news portals, UWStudent.org (UWS) and StudentLifeCentre.com (or SLC.com) have been hard at work keeping the campus informed and mteractive. Imprinttalked to StudentLifeCentre. ~fOunderand writer Chris Tan and UWStu~rgbOOrdmembersRyan Chen-Wing and Dozono about campus life, journalistic ~ and, well, Lindsay Lohan. JoJptint: SLC.com is reasonablY nelll to the PM#ioo c01lllllNniry. When did you start bloglind IIIhere didyou get the inspiration to start

personal blog since 2001, but it was just a place to write for other people I knOw. _ I read a lot of local blogs ... the one that really got me started was Gotham, which had a really 'underground way' of looking at New York City and was a complete departure from what you'd get from a magazine. That's what I. was going for with SLC.com. What exactIJ about the underground culture of Waferloq didyou want to capulllre? Chris Tan: A lot of what I'm doing is a motivation to find exactly what's going on in UW's undercurrent. The thing at UW is, when something happens, it isn't really spread by word-of-mouth. I want to get people talking more, especially about the obscure stuff that Imprint or DaiIJ Bulletin doesn't get a chance to look at. WhO; if ~thing, do you think that other nellis sources on CampllS are missing, and hOIll areyou trying to make up for their shortcomings? Ryan Chen-Wing: It's good to look at where each group of students go to find information. All organizations have different initatiaves and different niches. I view UWS as a news organization, rather than simply being a website and so we publish on the web because it's effective and cheap.

CltiI Tan of StudentLifeCentre.com tries to "iveblog" his interview with Imprint.

Chris T'aO: I agree; people need to learn where they want to get their news from and what they like ... if anything, I want more . people to read Imprint, DailY Bulletin, listen to CKMS ... I know I didn't do any of those things until at least third year, and I look back and ask myself, ''why didn't I care?" You miss out of a lot of stuff - interesting talks, cool events, Lindsay Lohan - if you're not staying informed. There are a lot of people who don't know anything about anything that happens outside of their classes. People read SLC.com and they get a bit more interested and have a huge shift in perception. Ryan Chen-Wing: Every source has something different to offer ... I think what's important about SLC.com is that provides some consistencey in its style - Chris aggregates news from different sources, livehlogs, and adds his own editorial comments and such - and that's something that a lot of people like, and they thought that was missing before. Others might think of Imprint as their favourite source ... just as long as a source can have some consistency and be able to target some market then they're able to provide similar info and cover more of the campus. WhatchaJlenges doyouface in making news interestingfor those who are less invOlved on campus? Ryan Chen-Wing: In terms of student politics, I think the problem is that some of the issues, on the surface at least, are very boring. Nonetheless, I think that Feds is doing a good job. The important thing is that students have an extraordinary opportunity to leverage a lo~of pow~/interes. ~ence' interest should be the primary concern, but I think that relevance to the audience is also very important. If something's important to someone, you need to present it in an interesting way. I'm an advocate of covering Feds things and drawing out issues that aren't naturally interesting. I think that that's our main challenge. Both of your websites are updated almost constantIJ. Is it e~ for yau to get the resources to make that possible? Chris Tan: I've had about half a dozen volunteers since SLC.com started ... butI'm the primary writer, which gets hectic. I'm graduating after [winter 2006] and at the current rate the site is growing at, i'll need to find a whole new team of dedicated writers. Ryan Chen-Wtng: What's needed for a community initative is continuity and sustainahility and [co-op] creates difficulties in having that. I don't consider that UWS was really active last year, budt was really the only organization on campus that existed for'four years without any funding or support. It's an acheiviement that UWS has existed without this, but it adds less value to the organization if it ends - we want history, value of knowledge, and not to want to start things again, and that creates a loss. R01II does UWS plan to revive itse!! after ayear of inactivi!J? Hiro Dozono: We'vegotrennewvolunteers, many of our board members have just started this year. We have restrictions and order in society, and we need to have the same on the site. In terms of what UWS is doing, we're looking at different ways to help enhan~e student life. What about collahorating lllith other lIledia organiz4lions on campllS? Ryan Chen-Wtng: We'hadn't thought of that before, but we're open to the idea. Chris Tan: I'm open to that as well, but I'd really love to create a community of bloggers at uw. What's even better than a union of newspapers is just being able to search thtough hundrt:ds of blogs and find different perspectives on campus issues. It's what keeps UW interesting.

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tiro Dozono and .Ryan Chen-Wing, board members of UWStudent.org.

Mark Johnson IMPRINT STAFF

Canada Nova ScotiaRCMP had a personal monstertruck show last weekend when araisedpi:ckup truck with large tires led them on a chase before rolling over a cruiser. The Mounties were investigating the parked truck in Pictou County when it suddenly took off and refused to pull over. Eventually, the truck rolled over the front of the cruiser and landed in a ditch. Another cruiser was also damaged in the chase. An RCMP officer was treated for non-lifethteatening injuries in' hospital and released. The driver of the truck was not injured. Jeffrey Holley, 26, of Pictou County faces a number of charges, including flight from police, dangerous driving and mischief endangering life.

International When a cat named Emily from Appleton, Wisconsin went missing a month ago, her owners looked for their wandering pet at the local animal shelter. Last week, they learned their cat instead sailed to France. Lesley McElhiney now figures her cat went prowling around a paper warehouse near home and ended up in a cargo container that went by ship across the Atlantic Ocean and was trucked to Nancy, a city in northeastern France. Employees at a French lamination company found her in the container, checked her tags and called Emily's U.S. veterinarian, John Palarski. Palarski faxed the cat's vaccination records to French authorities to help remove her from quarantine but the family is wondering exactly how they will retrieve the pet. Emily will need a health certificate from France to return home and she will have to go thtough quarantine again on entering the United States, Palarski said. Emily's familyis contemplating the purchase of a plane ticket to get their cat home. A single lightning strike killed 68 dairy cows on anAustralian farm, a farmer claimed

lastyteek. WarwickMarks, 57, said the lightning strike killed more ~ half his herd of 150 Jersey cows at his dairy farm outside Dorrigo in northern New South Wales state. Marks said the herd gathered around a tall tree to shelter during Ii thunderstorm when lightning struck the tree. Julie Moore was among the first neighbours to see the carcasses. "I don't know how to describe it; devastation is all you can say - all these dead Jersey cOWS:' Moore said. Marks used an excavator Tuesday to bury the carcasses of the cows which he said were worth the equivalent of about $60,000. Pavel Bure, one of the best hockey players in NHLhistory, announced his official retirement this Tuesday to take over as general manager of Russia's Olympic team. Bure was a seven-time All-Star and topped the 50-goal plateau five times from 1992-93 thtough 2000-01. Popularly known as the "Russian Rocket," he has suffered multiple knee injures recent years and had been contemplating retirement for some time. Bure's younger brother Valeri is a member of the Los Angeles Kings but has not played this season due to injury. .

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UW grad gives inaugural speech at homecoming! Jacqueline McKoy IMPRINT STAFF

This past week has been one of increased recognition for Engineers Without Borders (EWB), with a Homecoming speech from founder and UW alumnus George Roter and a Make Poverty History publicity event. George Roter, a 1999 mechanical engineering grad and co-founder of Engineers Without Borders spoke to an audience in the Humanities Theatre on Homecoming Saturday as the inaugural lecturer in UW's series of Homecomingweekend speeches. His talk titled, "The Canadian Way? Canada's role in the world through the eyes of the world's poor" detailed EWB's efforts since its inception five years ago, as well as Canada's role in alleviating global poverty. Roter, along with fellow 1999 engineering grad Parker Mitchell devised their plan for Engineers Without Borders on a coffee shop napkin in 2000. With support from UW President David Johnston and the faculty of engineering, the organization's membership has grown to 12,000 volunteers as of this

year. Nearly 140 volunteers from Canadian universities have been involved in overseas technological development internships to date; EWB's UW chapter has sent nine students overseas since 2000 and will be home to two interns this summer. Roter and Mitchell were recently added to The Globe and Mails Top 40 Under 40 list for their contributions to international development. In his speech, Roter stressed that Canada must take a leadership role in cancelling ThirdWorld debt, fairly allocating aid to developing nations and eliminating tarrifs on foreign raw materials. Canada's image as worldwide ambassadors will entice "others to follow, and that's an incredible amount of power for a small country," he said. He cited that many of the difficulties in international development stem from "tied aid," which forces Third-World nations to accept aid from the first world with the proviso that said aid is spent on supplies from the originating country, as well as repaying d'ebt. Roter offered the example of Zambia, where $480 billion out of $580 billion in aid dollars went to service its debt to the United States and the European Union

- only a fraction of this amount is available to help its citizens in need. EWB also set out a variety of objectives, including compensating poor countries for skilled workers who emigrate to Canada and stationing more media correspondents in Africa and other developing regions. Roter also proposed adding more sustainable development content to university engineering curricula to send graduates into industry with a "virus of social responsibility." When asked about what new initatives EWB is currently developing, Roter said that he didn't "know what we're innovating just yet, but we've become more sophisticated in informing Canadians." One of EWB's most recent and public efforts is the Make Poverty History campaign, which brought white bracelets to the wrists of thousands of people and global poverty to the attention of world leaders. The campaign calls on the Canadian government to meet the United Nations target of providing 0.7 per cent of its gross national income as foreign aid. EWB's UW chapter furthered their efforts

in t;he campaign by gathering hundreds of students for an aerial photo event Wednesday afternoon on the BMH green. Students spelled out the letters MPH on the greens, while a photographer took photos from the roof of the math and computers (MC) building. Steven Young, an EWB volunteer who interned in Tanzania last summer, organized the photo shoot and intends to useit to'bring the public's calls for foreign debfcancellation to Prime Minister Paul Martin's attention. Young and other EWB volunteers solicited various classes on campus and raised the attention of students like first-year science student Sarah Moore, who participated in the event because she was "trying to find out what more [she] can do to help." EWB's UW chapter president Sarah Lewis also spoke at the event to introduce Roter, crediting his support and that of the several other full-time EWB staff in allowing the UW chapter'S volunteer base to grow. Lewis spent what she calls a "life-changing" four months volunteering in Cameroon last summer. jmckoy@imprint.uwaterloo.ca

Several organizers (left) of the Making Poverty History aerial photo snap their fingers every three seconds, symbolic of a child's death every three seconds due t~ extreme poverty. The aerial photo (right) will be sent to Prime Minister Paul Martin to show public support of the cancellation of foreign debt.

UW student pockets a million for high school homework software Stephanie Theis IMPRINT STAFF

Gautam Khanna and Brian Garton staged a protest on November 2 against George W. Bush on the anniversary of his re-election. Despite their small number, the protestors felt they had succeeded in publicizing their opinions about the American president.

First-year systems design engineering student, Adil Lalani, is now $1.25 million richer after selling his software system, SurfYourWork.com to American educarional software company,Jasmine Technologies Inc. this past month. Originally against selling his product, Lalani changed his mind after realizing the constraints of being a one-man operation while juggling his university studies. Firstconceptualizooin Grade 11 for anindependent study project, SurfYourWork. comisnowusedby17highschoolsinCanadaand soon to be used by 350 schools in the U.s. Lalani was inspired to design a homework management system that was more user-friendly after encounteringproblerns with difficult-to-use programsinhishighschoolcareer.SurfYourWork. com allows studentS to hand-in assignments and teachers to retrieve them electroniCally. Students can also access message boatels, chat with others and store limitless files in their own file managementarea. Sinceintendedprimarilyforstudentuse, menu planners and grade features are not available for, teachers; other teacher-oriented software programsinclude suchcomporlents. However,administrators can advertise events on this software. One attractive feature of Lalani's homework software is the efficiency of handing in and

retrieving assignments. Compared to standard e-mail where a teacher might download 20 plUs individuale-mails,Lalani's software enables teachers to download just one package of the entire class' assignments instead. It is also environmentally friendly since ttansferringassignments in this manner reduces printing and paper costs. For the next four months, Lalani is balancing part-rimestudieswitha40-hourworkweekwhetk: his main goals are the ongoing development SurfYourWork.com. Lalani has been offered.a full-rime job at Jasmine Technologies Inc. fcir when he graduates.

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executives receive mediocre grades - all because of delays

Jon Lamers SPECIAl TO IMPRINT

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Peds Review time again as execut:Westulswer to the campaign prom_ they made in February.

Imprint has a few questions based on campaign promises stated in a F4bruary 4 article by each of the executives and on some major issues facing Feds.

and already we've been much more effective.

Inyour campaignyou mentionedgetting Peds more connected to students. What has Feds done this year to connect better with students? We continue to build more roles in areas that currently do not have enough student input ... We're working on setting up a programming committee that will generate programming ideas, talk to students about what they want to see, come up with creative new programs we can put on for students. The screen.promised for SLC Great Hall advertising Feds issues and events has been delayed. What caused this delqy and when can students expect the new media centre to be up and running? The media centre is being put into place. I have no comment on timelines. We have finished our part and handed it over to plant operations.

.NbnAnderson, president Imprint: You saidyou were committed to improving student lift. In what wqys ~.JfJU been resp,onsiblefor improving the ~ of student lift thus far? .John Anderson: We have made some small changes in the budget to allow more input from students. A pool of funds previously reserved cern is now open to general ming students would like Most of our Work improving s . t life comes down to improv. 芦mununication with students, an

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Whatis Feds currentlY doing to improve Fed Hall business? What has worked for us is using it as a hall, hosting catered events such as high school proms and other special events. We have a new chef who has previous catering experience. This is very been very profitable for us and we hope to promote Fed Hall more as this sort of venue in the future.

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j Part ofyourplatform was to set rrgular "'with the f?ylaw andpoliqprocedures ~e to fix problems with Enterprise ni!J Innovation (EOI). How sucwasyourplan on this? , Bylaws and policies take a long tiine to change; often only subtle chtmges are made and even these need to be reviewed and agreed on by the committee. I have been very successful in keeping the weekly meetings on schedule and most have gone successfully. Unfortunately during the summer months we weren't wryproductive; committee members ~t always available to meet in ~, communication was slow aad difficult. Members are on campus more often this fall and winter

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Imprint: Have you been successjul in creating andpromoting visiblY diverse, high profile events? Lawrence Lam: Orientation had more events than previous orientations. One Waterloo diversity campaign would be another example where we supported campus. We had huge celebrities on campus.

You will see something in January that should be quite impressive as a replacement to the Big Chill. It's not Feds' responsibility to introduce events, we want to empower students to introduce their own events.

You saidyou wanted to be afacilitator who supports student ideas. What haveyou done in this role? I've increased the funding pool for what clubs can access and for what students can access. There has been fewer people turned away from our funding committee. Fof example, the Impact conference is being run on a larger scale this year in Toronto. We have started to advertise what our committees do for people a little better. The ''Funding Student Initiatives" page on the Feds website is a resource for students who are looking for funds to be able to get their own initiatives off the ground. You mentioned wanting to increase advertising of student services... The framework is in place for a big advertising campaign, a big. blitz. We've been a bit backlogged on that.

FusionJam, which was a result of collaboration between various groups. Students are realizing more and more that there is strength in numbers and the collaboration between parties to make an idea that much bigger is starting to take hold. WhatIhopewill come out of the Diversity Awareness Campaign will be that students will feel called to actively make those connections.

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of renewingallFedsbusinesses. Whathave

you done with respect to this? Carmen Lam: During staff meetWhat is the status of the IAC student ings we've been going over strategies, group reviewsyou mentioned in Mqy? discussing businesses and improveWe just started today. We spent ments, working on a proposal for September and October putting tochanges to Feds businesses. We made gether a framework we could use for some small changes to Fed Hall such . the review, the right questions to ask,_~ as wOtk on the ceiling. making sure all the stakeholders are . . RenClvitions oli the Bomber have involved. We're surveying students,. been delayedbutwillstart inApriland we're talking to service co-ordinabe completed by mid-:June. tors, we're talking to youth services y()fJf'tampaignmentWnedimplem~ng people who volunteer with the service providers. The last time this was done the FedJlfiflti1ll:eplanfrom threeyears ago. was in 1999. Whatplanwasthisafldhowsuccessjulhave you been in implementing it? WThat} going on with the empty displqy This was the refundable fee plans case in the Great Hall? that were created three years ago. The screen is delayed. That's We're still doing research on these, pretty key to communicating with working with the societies on that. students. There's a committee that's been formed to come up with ideas In your campaign you stated that the for the display case. We need designmainissueforyou was centrafi:dngand simers to design the material that will go into the display case.

plifying the refund ~stem for students ... The problem is that students are split as to what they want. Student organizations don't all agree on their approach to handing out refunds. Maf!} students have complained about difficulties experienced in trying to obtain their dental plan refund. Is Feds reviewing the process, and what improvements can students expect to see in this process nextyear? We know there were problems. There were difficulties with data transfer between the university and Feds. There were change of address problems, specifically for co-op students. We did extend the opt-out period by a month. Any students that came to me with their claim will be receiving a refund, which they should be receiving in the next two weeks. Next year we plan to increase advertising of the dental plan and refund to first-year students through Student Life 101 and Campus Life 101. The status of Fed Hall remains a serious issue for students. What are you and Peds doing regarding improving Fed Hall} business? We've had a talk with the university about Fed Hall. Right now we're considering moving services ang clubs into the building, possibly putting staff 'offices on the second Hoor, maybe turning the hall into a lounge during the day where students can go for lunch. Its location makes it a destination spot, out of the way of students. Being close to the residences we want to have more first years going there, especially if we follow through with the lunchtime idea.

Howie Bender, VP education UnfortunatelytheFeds VPEducation was unavailable for an interview at press time.

You promised more collaboration hetween the various clubs and societies.. ; We have definitely seen a better rapport this year between the various student societies. Arts and science have run a couple of events joiQtly. We've seen successful events like'the

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Student societies - their progress and what is still to come Mohammad Jangda IMPRINT STAFF

Student societies across campus exist to help students in each faculty connect with other students outside of classes through social events. These societies also provide other essential services to students such as study groups, photocopying services and food sales to name a few. The Imprint societies review takes a look at each of the major student societies and . what they have been up to this term. Society presidents were asked about their societies' goals, accomplishments, future plans, how they have improved student life, the obstacles they have faced, what feedback they have received from students and how they have responded to student input.

has been pretty successful in accomplishing its goals. In terms of community awareness, EngSoc has held several charitable events such as coin collections for UNICEF and pancake breakfast fundraisers and hope to continue last year's fundraiser, for the Canadian Cancer Society and also to have a presence at the Santa Oaus parade with the Tool, the society's mascot. Lallani said that EngSoc runs more events on campus than any other society, so there is always something to do for students with TalEng, water fights, pub crawls, movie nights, karaoke nights and genius bowl, just to name a few. "Engineering is one of the toughest programs on campus," said Lallani, "so having that social atmosphere ... really helps." However, he acknowledged that there are still students who are indifferent or not involved, but EngSoc will continue to diversify its events base to appeal to more people. The majority of feedback from students has been positive, with most pleased with EngSoc's services. Those indifferent or seeking refunds are informed of the EngSoc's services and' events and most students end up responding well. In the future, EngSoc hopes to continue improving, adding more services and events and getting better every term.

Engineering Society (EngSoc) EngSoc's major goals included trying to get a larger and more diverse crowd out to society events and increasing the awareness of Waterloo engineers in the community through charity and other events. EngSoc also wanted to continue to provide student services such as the online exam bank:, course critiques, photocopying and binding services, the coffee and doughnuts shop (CnD), the engineering lounge and pub (POETS) and others. Karim Lallani, current president of EngSoc, reports that it

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Mathematics Society (MathSoc) MathSoc President Michael Tersigni's list of goals included renovation of both Math lounges (MC 3000 and 3001) and getting the

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term off to a good start by having as many events as possible during the first few weeks of class. The work request for the renovations has been submitted and work will begin eventually, however, Tersigni's initial hope was to have completed them already. Tersigni's second goal, though, was accomplished with MathSoc having one week with a different event every day. MathSoc has also tried to contribute to the betterment of student life through its Annual Charity Ball, a semi-formal event with an auction to raise money for charity and also by supporting the Diversity Campaign, "which helps promote all aspects of people on campus and [raise] awareness on campus," said Tersigni. MathSoc has seen a fair bit of student involvement this term, especially from first-year students. While Tersigni is often questioned about the state of the society, MathSoc tries to accommodate students who have problems with its operations.

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photocopying are examples of these. In terms of improving student life, ASU has sponsored society events, psychology and speech communication students for conferences, campus organizations such as WPIRG and UWIHDA and helped restart the Arts & Business Society. While student apathy has always been a problem in arts, Woodburn says that this is improving as more students are getting involved. VVoodburn comments that although ASU's new website is not up yet, it is currendy being worked on and should be up by next semester.

Society of Independent Students (SIS) Eric LaForest, president of SIS, says that the society is "on the upswing" with its major goal being getting back on its feet after a few years of dormancy. To that extent, SIS has managed to get a new set of bylaws passed, get the budget sorted out, renovate and redesign its lounge and study space and get coundl representation with Feds. The renovation (jf the IS space has been instrumental in impWling student life according to LaForest, "to the point where [students from other faculties] a:e dropping in to use them!" Despite their small numbers, LaForest and SIS hope to continlle to encourage student involvement '(which is small but proportional considering IS has 33 active students), improve the IS program and in turn grow enrolment. And while their website still needs a fair bit of work, LaForest hopes to respond to both positive and negative feedback by "adapting and managing things as best as possible." Iâ&#x20AC;˘

Goals this year for Ryan Hutchinson, president of SciSoc, included holding more events, getting more volunteers and lowering student apathy. SciSoc also hoped to increase its current list of services, which includes photocopying, a cheap CnD, peer support groups, the SciBall formal . and supporting clubs. Events that SciSoc held included a dodgeball tournament with math, trips to the Ontario Science Centre, a trip to a secret location and bad science movie night. Hutchinson specifically hoped to target firstyear students by having a presence at Frosh Week, informing students of SciSoc's services in class during the first few weeks and encouragingthemtogetinvolved.AlargepartofSciSoc's job, explains Hutchinson, is bringing science students together by supporting academics (through peer groups) and increasing social interactions through events. Hutchinson also hopes to increase volunteer numbers through this social atmosphere, which has always been a challenge. But SciSoc's volunteers have increased this term, as has participation at events. Feedback from students such as requests for past exams has resulted in the implementation Environmental Studies Society of an online exam bank:, which went live this (ESS) term. However, a challenge that SciSoc cur- ESS has been focusing on increasing involverendy faces is the loss of its office. The office ment and awareness of the society as student will soon be relocated'to the physics building . apathy has been a major concern. It hopes to and although Hutchinson was unable to pre- increase student input and getting thoughts vent the decision for relocation as it was made on academic matters and expressing any conbefore his term in office, he hopes to raise cerns that arise to the dean of ES and foster awareness of the needs of science students a relationship there. It also hopes to hold a hoping eventually (and ideally) to move near referendum on the ES endowment fund. ESS the Science Link adjacent to their CnD. hopes to improve the financial position df its coffee shop by eliminating its debt and to allow for future accountability by cha.ngit1g the constitution (which has been ratified) to include the coffee shop manager as a member of the board.

Arts Student Union {AS~} ASU's major goal was to fix its constitution so it would reflect the best interests of arts students, according to Stephanie Woodburn, president of ASU As well, ASU hoped to continue its speaker series from last year. redo its website and promote inter-society (within arts) and inter-faculty' events. ASU has been making a fair bit of progress, having gone through the constitution with input from individual arts societies and the changes will soon be presented to council fot ratification. Speakers have been invited to speak in the near future and ASU is working with MathSoc to organize a casino trip for graduating students. ASU also continues to "provide services [to arts students] to make their day-to-day tasks easier and/or quicker:' said Woodburn. Services such as Pizza Wednesdays, cheap drinks, snacks and

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AHSUM executives could not be reach~ before press time. However~ according AHSUM's website¡ services it provides la mentorship program, an exam ban, viewable course evaluations and candy sales. Upcoming events for this term include a trip to the Ontario Science Centre, Laser Quest and a faculty meet and greet.

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ohober22, was a day of celebration, , emoratingtheachievementof new baccalaureates of Spring :moS. Among those honoured was a lspecial individual, Tara Quach, whose sister, Susan, accepted her degree from the Chancellor on Tli>ra's behal£ On that eventful day, Tara was smiling from the heavens above. OnJuly 6, 2005, Tara succumbed to injuries sustained from a motor vehicle accident. She left behind mllOY friends, family members and fond memories. Today, we gather to write this article in memory of ~.

Before the writing of this article, WC!were all mere acquaintances comingttomdifferentpathsoflife,yetall suambling upon the same common fad;M~'~ Tara. Our deep connection with Tara allowed us to speak to each other with surprising ease and feel hit presence strongly amongst each of us as we recalled fond memories o{ her. We all had so much to say about this vibrant individual who ~ always entertaining, always able

to befriend anyone with great ease and always displaying a high level of selflessness that was unmatched by many others. We do not think of her departure as a scar, but rather we are appreciative to have had our lives greatly impacted by her. She is a true inspiration and provides great motivation for us to live life with the same vitality and optimism with which she approached life daily. Her service on earth may have been short, but we think she is now serving a greater purpose: she has brought us all together. If there was one place we could always find Tara, it would be in the DC library. Her presence is felt even more strongly there than in any other location on campus; it could not be any more fitting than to have had a tree planted in memory of Tara on the pathway in front of DC. It is there where Tara will continue to grow alongside us. We will always remember her spirit as we walk by and look at this tree, which will thrive in her memory. AnilaRathi, ChristieMasi,Dominique Ha, Tammy Koonthanam and Elizabeth Lee also contributed to this article.

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At other times, the conversation was very intimate. Commenting on the experience of arriving in orbit, Garneau said, ''When I did get to space, it struck me. It is such an honourable experience in the sense that for one thing, you have - in a sense - dodged a bullet going into space. And so it's dangerous, launching in this shuttle,

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it must be the dosest thing to what Third-year English RPW student . euphoria is." Sarah-Beth Doner felt especially Unfortunately, Garneau had little honoured to have Garneau give her to offer the WSS memb~rs about one of his business cards. "Now how they could strengthen their ties we have direct contact with Marc with the CSA, saying, "Our reaching Garneau," she exclaimed. activities are focused primarily on primary and se~ondary schools ... and science museums and centres." "There's a lot of However, he was receptive to any ideas the WSS might have, saying, benefits from space, ''We would welcome your input .... science, that comes - send me a note and we'll see what we can plan for." down to earth in Garneau made the stop as part of a two-day tour through the terms of health care, Waterloo area to view some of the latest technological advances being communications ... made in the region. His meeting a lot of things can with the WSS wasn't originally planned, but was made possible benefit." when a half-hour time slot opened up at the last minute. For the seven WSS members, - Kenneth Dyson it was a half-hour they will never forget In an interview with Imprint folAll members felt Garneau recoglowing their conversation, the Space nized thecommoruilities between their Society members were still buzzing . group and the CSA. Speaking for the with excitement as they told the story Society, PhD student Kenneth Dyson of what it was like to meet one of said, ''We have this idea that ... there's theirgroup's-and Canada's-most a lot of benefits from space, science, well-known heroes. that comes down to earth in terms of ''We were all really excited," comhealth care, communications ... a lot mented second-year systems design of things can benefit. CSA findsitvery student Tom Haylock. ''As soon as difficult to advertise that." we walked into the room, he made And so I think that when it's everyone feel really at home and young people promoting that - I calm. He made us feel like he was think that's what Dr. Garneau was interested in us." thanking us for."

Doner is hopeful that the WSS will now be able to strengthen both its cause and its connections. "That was sort of our goal going into this, trying to forge a closer tie between the WSS and the CSA. And he admitted there is ... no real in-route for university students to get involved with theCSA-yet.Butthat'swhatWe can do. We can create this bond, nC)t just between Waterloo and the Space Agency; but between any student and the Space Agency. And that's one thing we all want to do, is to try even ju~t one event, to bring university students in direct contact with the CSA. That would fulfill our goal." The WSS membership currently includes over 400 students from all faculties. The society also functions as an umbrella group for other spact:related organizations on campus, such as the Mars Society, and orgll.nizes space-related trips, tours and telescope time at the physics building observatory. In addition, they are currently recruiting executives for next term; anyone with interest in space will be welcome. WSS is now more determined than ever to make itself more known, both on campus and off. Doner saiel, "It gave us a lot of confidence as We were walking out of that meetin~, because now we have to do something big. We have Marc Garneau behind us. As a club, we have to do something big now." agardiner@imprint.uwaterloo.ca

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Quick, prior to the Kashechewan water tragedy, name the last time native Canadians were on the national news? I can't. As Kashechewan demonstrates, the native population isn't a high national priority. The plight of native reserves has long been known in various departments at the federal and provincial levels of government. On September 29, J6hanne Gelinas, commissioner of the environment and sustainable development, released her annual report. The report had eight chapters, including one that specifically dealt with water in native communities. In the accompanying news release, Gelinas commented, "Most Canadians take it for granted that their drinking water is safe, but the nearly half million Canadians living in First Nations communities have no such assurance." As of October 27, Health Canada listed 85 native commuruties that were under boil water advisories, including Kashechewan, which has been on the list for three years. Clean water is a basic human right. We send teams around to Third World countries to provide clean water to poor people. How come we can't manage to provide clean water to the poor people in our own country? The commissioner's report listed six key issues -location, accountability, costs, operators, standards and on-reserve population growth.

Many of the reserves are either made his trek to Ottawa October 19 isolated or are located on the Cato plea for help. The Globe and Mail nadian Shield. Jurisdictional issues filed its first report the next day and between the federal, provincial and it took until the following Monday band council governments make for the story to make a splash across accountability and following proper the country. standards difficult. With the excepVisibility is the big problem for tion of bands who have access to natives, especially those living Ofieconomic cash cows like casinos" reserve. Native reserves are often most reserves continue to operate isolated far from most urban centres at near subsistence levels. New wain areas that provide few economic ter. treatment plants and upgrades ,opportunities beyond the traditional to water systems can cost at least trapping and fishing. Moving off$3-4 million per reserve, where the reserve is often untenable. It is populations are often low, between difficult for First Nations people 500 and 1,000 residents. The small to move away from the identity that populations also mean that it is difsustained them through life. ficult to find operators either within As well, large groups of native or outside the community able to people are often not welcome in supervise the system. larger urban centres. Take for instance The finalissue is rapid population Wtnnipeg, where an isolated band is growth. Currently, there are 460,000 attempting to buy land within the city natives living on reserve. By 2021, limits as an investment opportunity. the population is expected to grow The initial reaction from neighbours by half to 690,000. To be brutally was less than welcoming. With these honest, when the reserve system was kinds of messages, it is often easier to set up, the governments at the time stayon-reserve, despiteits limitations, did not expect the communities to than to move off-reserve. survive. Natives were expected to < The resulting lack of visibility either die out or assimilate. As a tribmeans that native issues are very ute to the native populations, they , rarely at the forefront of the coun~ didnot die out and their populations try's psyche,no matter how presSing continue to grow at a rate faster than the issue. Prior to the breaking of mainstream Canada. the Kashechewan crisis, my only The same day that the commisrecent connection to our native sioner released her report, Assembly population had been through Lynn. of First Nations Chief Phil Fontaine Johnston's For Better or For Worse released a statement that read, in comic strip. One of the character'~ part, "I have already spoken to the daughter Elizabeth Patterson, 1s 4l Minister of Indian Affairs. We are teacher on the Mtigwaki reserve. going to take urgent action across Each series that Johnston runs, the entire system to ensure First one of which is currently running, Nations communities have safe offers a rare mainstream window drinking water. This is nothing less into reserve life. than a major national public health Sadly, a comic strip deals with issue." jokes. Kashechewan is no joke. Nothing happened publicly until Kashechewan Chief Leo Friday nmoogksoulis@imprint.uwaterloo.ccl


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UW climbing the global ladder New research grants, television appearances and a ten-year plan paint a bright picture for UW's future

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ORF to support the development and modernization of research at Ontario universities, colleges and hospitals. McGuintysaid of the plan: ''We need to ensure that Ontario can compete in the marketplace of ideas. By building a world-class research infrastructure in Ontario, W'e can attract and retain the best and brightest people and provide jobs and prosperity for Ontarians well into the future."

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Sims Silent Study, the new silent study area in the Davis Centre library, is already a big hit. The 128 study carrels feature comfy chairs, large, well-lit desk receptacles that feature two power receptacles and a security cable for laptops. The desktops are large enough for a laptop, course notes, books and anything else you need to study. Almost as soon as the carrels were set up they were full. Students grateful for the new study space can thank The Economical Insurance Group who funded this project in honour of Peter Sims, a former chair of both UW's Board of Governors and the Board of The Economical Insurance Group. For more information about the project, contact the Davis Sims Carrel Group at: IbDsims@library. uwaterloo.ca

On Saturday, November 5 UW will host its annual fall open house from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for prospective last week the provincial government students. ooounced that 33 UW research Hundreds of UW students will p;ojects will receive more than 6.2 help run the event and encourage 6m dollar in funding as part of prospective students to choose : MW province-wide innovation Waterloo come January. Through~. ne recipient projects include out the day, potential students will Il'erything from biomechanics to have the opportunity to learn more about UW in hopes of helping them ;netic research, mathematical theo:es to computational finance. The decide whether or not UW is for University Idol? them when they apply in January. aoney comes from a newly created Participants can learn about UW's ~tario Research Fund (ORF), the various programs and faculties, visit ,-ovincial equivalent of the Canada University Night!, a reality show that residences, take a tour of campus ~ation for Innovation (CPl). searches for the best representative of 1be funding UW will receive is part . and meet cur:cent students and four Ontario universities (Waterloo, cf a48million dollar pledge through professors. Laurier, Western and Guelph) began For more information visit www. lie ORF which Premier Dalton its third season September 30 and was findoutmore. uwaterloo.ca/ visitus. NcGuinty announced October 28 to filming at lJW this past week. Prospective students who visit the slipport 312 innovative projects at 20 In each show, a female and a male website to register can attend the ·member of each university compete Ontario research centres. The ORF will match grants already awarded' event. Although the event is geared against a fellow classmate to prove toward potential students, everyone bv the CFI. they are the best representatives of • A total of $300 milli0n.over the~~. is welcome· to come anti enjoy the , their schootW'mners Of each show festivities. n.ext three years will be awarded by the advance to the next round. Eventu-

ally two representatives remain from each university - one male and one female. Theywill compete against one another for the grand prize: a is'' flat screen TV provided courtesy of The Power Station in London, Ontario. Hosted by Ashley Ferraro and Nic Bayley, the show airs Fridays at 10 p.m. and re-airs every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 11 p.m. University Night!is sponsored by Rogers Wireless. You can vote for your favourites online at www.universitynight.ca or Rogers wireless customers can text their vote to 4777. Charity breakfast Fridays

On Friday, November 4 EngSoc is holding a pancake breakfast in· the main foyer of Carl Pollock Hall. Pancakes are $2 for three pancakes and all proceeds go to Breakfast for Learning. Breakfast for Learning is a not-for-profit organisation that provides breakfast to elementary school students who would not receive the same nutrition at home, in hopes of feeding tummies as well as minds. The organiZers of the event areJen Carrol in 3B mechanical engineering, Erica Waugh in 2A civil engineering and Greg Fitzgerald in 2A mechatronics engineering. The event will run every other Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. This :November 4 will be the second time the pancake flipping event has been held.

. UW Town Hall meeting promises a bright future

President David Johnston enlightened a crowd of 300 faculty and staff at a town hall meeting at the Humanities Theatre on November 1. He detailed the achievements of U\V over the past years. He spoke on the great accomplishments of UW over the past few years in order to provide a context for provost Amit Chakma to discuss the next six years. Chakma spoke of UW becoming one of the great universities. UW is entering the fourth decade in its 60-year plan. Thus far, UW has achieved notoriety in several categories of education, but Chakma seeks to make UW a world-class university in every area. Also in the plan is the need for more international students. The current percentage of students that are international students is approximately seven per cent. The goal is to double that percentage in an effort to help bring the global community toUW Chakmaseeks to growthe number of faculty in the school to improve the prof-student ratio, and also place . 12 UW programs in the top 10. He hopes to have every program at UW among the top third in Canada.

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PINION There can be no good war Remembrance Day is a reminder for us to avoid the travesty of bloodshed after visiting his grandparents in some out-ofthe-way Tennessee town. He had actually met a few people on the plane who assaulted him with accusations and insults. They said he was a child-killer and painted him like a criminal rather than deifying him as a hero fighting for their country.

Over the summer, I made a brief stopover in a Las Vegas airport. Unlike most American airports, they had a smoking room. It was a square room with high glass walls. Slot machines were more packed in than the smokers and we were forced to behave like metalheads in a mosh pit. The elbows were flying, but it was fueled by nicotine withdrawal rather than alcohol and punk music. I found a seat beside a soldier and an old man. The old man stood up, shook the soldier's hand and said, "God bless you son. Thanks for fighting for our country." After he left the smoke~filled cubicle, the army man looked at me and started a conversation. ''At least he didn't yell at me for killing' children," he said. And then he spoke with an eloquence that said he hid Hemmingway under his bed. He told me that he was on his way back to the base

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Ultimately, through his travels he remembered talking to his grandfather. He'd said, "I wish I was in a good war like you, gramps. When you got home, everyone celebrated and was overjoyed. You were a hero." ''There is no good war," Grandpa said. "Even then, most people were just happy it was over. Especially us. Son, when your war is over, you might not be celebrated as a hero, but on Remembrance Day, people will celebrate your pain and struggles, too. Whether they realize it or not, the poppy isn't just for the 'glamorous' wars."

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War takes its toll on people in more ways than blood.

His words hit home with me. Remembrance Day is often marked with he consensus thatit's for WWI and WWII vets. Var , takes its toll on people in more ways than blmd. It tears apart families and minds. I challetge you to find a soldier who can relate the ties of war without holding back tears. I guaranee you he or she will fall silent at some point, 1st in the distant memory of muddy water flmmg through open wounds as the enemy hoveed somewhere unknown and silent. And I'm sure, if that solider were o;en enough, he or she would tell you one of he worst parts of war - killing an enemy DU know very little about. When I wear a poppy, I remember not illy the soldiers, but also the victims., I rememberhe droves of Iraqis who lost their homes and tci.r lives, the Vietnamese,Japanese and Germru;. I also remember the families the world over 'lat were left with no homes, no food and no S('lse of where they could go. The poppy is a protest. It speaks thro-gh red and black against the travesty of war, lol.llly yelling ~e words, "I love our soldiers for mat they have done, I mourn the victims and I Wlllt it all to stop."

The saying, "Don't bite the hand that feeds you" is an absolutely unforgettable axiom that transcends time, age, class and culture. It is right up there with any of Murphy's laws and gravity as one of the classic unwritten rules that govern our universe - with the exception of Canada, anyway. If you took a moment to skim through my article last week, you would know that this Sunday past was the tenth anniversary of Quebec once again showing its disdain for sovereignty and its supportforthe nation of Canada-well, at least half of them did. You may also have noticed my glaring oversight in naming Lester B. Pearson as the most recent elected prime minister hailing from Ontario, for I failed to identify Paul Martin. But based on the way he has spooned up behind les Quebecois by throwing money at them left, right and like any good Liberal., centre, I'm sure

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OK, so maybe that would never happ en - we all know Dalton doesn't have the stOtlleS to do that - but (or argument's sake, what if we did? Well, let's first assume that we would ta ke our per-capita portion of the provincial delbt, which unfortunately amounts to about $190 l: ,illion. Well, if we pushed that $23 billion Otta,.va steals from us annually, a quick flurry of fingers on my calculator tells me we'd be home-free in just over eight years. Eight years. Of course there are other logistics involved, but it's clear that if there were any province that could step out of Canada with mininlal economic consequences, it would be ours - good 01' Ontario. But no, certainly cooler heads would prevail just as they have in Quebec each time they put their own sovereignty to a vote. But at the very least a threat here and there would serve as a reminder as to how much the rest of Canada needs us - after all, what does the rest of Canada hold in common besides a hatred for Ontario? Nothing, of course. But the point, however, is very clear - the hand that feeds is tired of being bitten back at and it's about time the hungry realize that. kruch@imprint.uwaterloo.ca


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Good works the result of gratitude to God To tbe editor, In MarkJohnson's opinion article,

"Sign that organ donor card," he slates, "As we aU know, good works are the key to earnirlg eternal life in heaven." I can understand that many people, like i\lark, believe that Christians arc motivated to do things because they want to to heaven, but this is not always case. Four-hundred and forty-eight years ago the Protestant Reformabecause Martin Luther ~"_~'''''''~'' \v1th the Catholic Church :"bout their notion of earning eternal Ii fe, Today the majorhy of Protestant and Catholic Churches agree upon doctrine of justHication by faith 1:16-17) ---- that our righCOH" ,,"'s comes from our faith in Cod'" through Christ's and not from our o~vn works. ']'hisidcais very difficult for many to understand, because it means on Earth can receive eternal regardless of how many works they do. Christians do good works gratitude to God rather than !~;irn salvation and this, of course, include organ donation. I understand that Mark has the right his opinions about forced organ but I ask him not to write if he knows what all Christians when he does not.

why take the risk? Even if CBS tests evdry batch of blood, th.ere is always the chance of false-negative tests. Ivfistakes happen and contamination of blood has already occurred. CBS docsn't rdfusc donations because they believe ccrtain activities are "sordid" or are ttying to punish a community. They are attempting to maintain a standard of safet,' by eliminating any potential danger"s that cause people harm. As painful as it is to turn people away, it must be done in order to preserve public health and safety. If Barclay is still eager to volunteer, there are many other avenues that can be explored outside of donating.

unfair attemptleaves all of those who are not eligible for OS AI' high and dry. This government financial assistance is unfairly going over the heads of many students whose parents make X amount of money. \'ii'hat about tho~e students who aren't getting financial help from their parents? My point is that the university should make all job opportunities available to those who afe qualified, not just those who are somewhat qualified for the job but did receive OSAP in the current acadernic term.

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Quebec receives about $4.7 billion in equalization payments per out of a total of $10 billion. figures ate available both through CANSIM, as well as on the D-cpartment of Finance website. And where do the rest of the p;tyments go to? To the Atlantic provinces as well as to the prairies. A ntt why does Quebec receive such share? Perhaps because its PU\fU.tatlon larger than that of ali of other transfer payment receiving hiY''-'',nl'''< combined. Before writing his next article, RtJch may want to consider actually his facts.

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Gomery clears Martin government Well, the much-anticipated first Gomery report on the so-called "sponsorship scandal" was released on Tuesday and the results were just as was expected - the Prime Minister and his government were cleared of any wrongdoing and the Conservatives were made to look like fools. Tories have spent the past several months attacking the ~ork of Justice John Gomery, who was assigned to get to the bottom of the mess. They'd call the Prime Minister incompetent for not knowing about the misuse of funds - and now Conservative Party appointee John Gomery says that Martin couldn't have known. I've laboured (and, dare I say, succeeded) as of late to make my

politically-driven columns as unbiased as possible, but it is hard to remain neutral when the Liberals were so clearly right and the Conservatives so mired with their heads in the sand. Gomery found Paul Martin to be completely "exonerated," returning some lostlegitimacy to the successful and active minority Liberal government. He praised Prime Minister Martin and heaped congratulations on the present Minister of Finance, Ralph Goodale, for his efforts to clean up the mess. Former Prime MinisterJean Chretien was not blamed in the report, but Gomery did say that, as leader, he is ultimately responsible for the malfeasance. Chretien's response was to announce that he "deeply regrets all the wrongdoing that took place," but claimed that some of Gomery's conclusions were baseless and will seek a judicial review. Just like that 01' streetfighter - way to go, Jean! It's unfortunate that Chretien shares some of the blame, but he was

still one of the best things ever to happen to this country. He eliminated the Mulroney Conservative deficit, which was at $42 billion when the Tories were booted out in 1993. He ratified the Kyoto Accord on behalf of Canada, helped defeat the

The sponsorship Ilscandal" is a rock on the path to Canada's continued success, but we will get over it. 1995 Quebec referendum, built up Canada/U.S. relations with the Clinton administration and kept Canada out of the wide-scale terrorist attack that was the invasion of Iraq. Liberal economic policy paid down debt ($63 billion so far), caused interest and

unemployment rates to drop drastically and once agairi made Canada a prosperous nation. So Chretien initiated a dysfunctional sponsorship program - all in all, we're far better off than we were the last time the Conservatives were in office. The sponsorship "scandal" is a rockin the path to Canada's continued success, but we will get over it. The Gomery report ordered the Liberal Party of Canada to pay $1.14 million to the Canadian taxpayers and they did so hours after the release of the report as they have said all along they would do. The government has also publicized plans to sue 12 additional people or companies involved in the sponsorship program and to try to recover a total of $57 million in public moneythatwas obtained fraudulently. Further, the Liberal Party of Canada's Quebec wing immediately banned from their party "the 10 individuals whose conduct has dishonoured the Liberal Party of Canada."

Consider the now-destroyed Progressive Conservative Party - I didn't see them or the new Alliance Conservatives ban (now deputy leader) Peter MacKayafter he publicly betrayed his party and David Orchard by breaching a contract Orchatd signed in good faith to avoid a merger with the Canadian Alliance. At least one of the two major national parties in Parliament has ethics! Let us thank our lucky stars the ethical party is also the government - and let's keep it that way after the upcoming federal election. It's obvious that that the sponsorship program was, in the words of Jean Chretien, "necessary and right" and a desperately needed expenditure to promote Canadian unity. It may have averted the separation of Quebec and, now that the present Prime Minister has been cleared, with the possibility of another referendum looming on the horizon, I hope to see the program restarted very soon. mjohnson@imprint.uwaterloo.ca

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important economic centres. Ruch should not have complained about "impressionable youth," because he did the same thing in writin an article for students who t have little knowledge of cal scene. I wonder what Ruch means by "semi-skewed French culture?" Is it that there is a festival practically every day of the year in Montreal? Is it that Quebec produces over 70

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per cent of all Canadian movies each It is quite sad that Ruch cl~s, and every year? "I can guarantee you it's not the '... Is it that some of the best hockey impoverished native Canadians [who players are Quebecers (Roy, Lafleur, get money from the imbalance]." In Carbonneau, Lemieux)? k+t, ~t':'"l Ja~,?Ontario began last Week the the Just for Laughs festival started'" 'ev~cuation of the l:Cashechewan in Quebec and is now known across reserve in Northern Ontario after· th~ globe? Is it that Quebecers have their water supply was found to founded some of the most successful contain dangerous amounts of E. orgariizations in the country (Bomcoli. How's that for a guarantee? bardier,Jean Coutu, CGI, Quebecor, Ruch manages to sneak in another senseless comment in his"article: RONA, etc.)? Way to encourage the diversity of cultures! "Quebecers are centered on the erNext, I don't see how Ruch links roneous notion that Canada.dislikes the argument for sovereignty to the Quebec and its culture." Did he even fact that "Ontraio's [sic] last elected" read his article? "Nuts or shamefully prime minister was Pearson. Is it the misled," "propaganda campaign ," fault of separatists if Canadians did "semi-skewed culture," "not'Unlihe not choose to elect an Ontarian as a young sibling," .'etc. - certain iy PM? Ruch's argument is even more now, everyone is centred on the fa·ct ridiculous considering that the sepathat Ruch hates Quebec. ratist movement started to become The last paragraph, once agai,n, widely popular only in the '70s. makes no sense. Canada has had its Ruch mentions that Quebec "has voice "ignored for too long - we done nothing but complain." It is must be heard." Exactly 10 years ag'o, true that Quebec complains, but day for day, thousands of Canadians Ruch should mention where these drove and flew to Montreal for the "incredible amounts of federal ''Unity Rally." funding" go. Thousands of loving Canadians Here are a few of them - 1. marched down the streets, tryirLg Roads and bridges, many of which to convince Quebecers to stay iln allow trucks to go from Ontario to the country. Other Canadians from the Maritimes and vice-versa, 2. Proacross the country were given lis ts moting Canadian unity (check out of Quebec phone numbers aOld the GomeryReportthatwas released made thousands of calls to express on November 1), 3. Bombardier, their appreciation for Quebec, and who re-invested over $130 million to convince Quebecers, one by one, in the Toronto plant, as announced to vote "Non." If Ruch does not see these acts as Canada's voice being in early October and 4. Tourism (hello, GST!). heard, nothing will. Of course, some of the money I have advice for Canadians (badly is used for Quebec programs just needed for Ruch): instead of basing as it is in other have-not provinces your opinion on false impressions and territories, and I am certain and erroneous data, watch the docuthat most Quebecers are grateful mentary"BreakingPoint,"presentdd. for that. on French and English CBC. I don't see how the next paraIt was presented in September, graph of Ruch's article even relates and once again last Sunday at 8 p.m. to Quebec. The $23 billion imbal- You can see it (and other news that ance in Ontario eXists because of I mentioned above) at www.cbc.ca. the very concept of the confederaAlso, to expand your knowledge of Quebec, you could take FR473, tion. Is Ruch suggesting that this money should stay in Ontario, or ''Aspects of French Canada," offered maybe even that he does not like every fall. Ontario being part of such a large - Benoit Larochelle country?


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Ca adians, be afraid This time of year the Ontario countryside is speckled with haunted houses/barns/hayrides. They're everywhere! Ordinarilylame andmundane places like rotary clubs transform into shanties of shock and mazes of monstrosity (or sometimes corn). As a, child, I remember the terror and thrill as assortments of ghouls and chainsaw massacrists brought to life ap the things I had seen in the trailers of those movies Mom wouldn't let me watch. , Of course, I haven't been to a

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badthome for a friend's birthday and .inteftded to hit this spooked-out tree &rm just past the edge of civilization. Bvery year they open the farm to the public as a Halloween fright-fest with no less than fouratttactions, each with its own massive line. Going back there as a quasi-adult ~'aS interesting. Whatever fun I may have had at the two attractions I made

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itintowas totally lostsufferingthrough three and a half hours in various lines standing in the cold. As it turns out, I ended up being taller than most of the cloaked kids in masks trying to be monsters andconsiderably braverthan my l1-year-old self Not surprisingly, the stuff only resembles stuff I could find scary. People still come out in droves, though - significant distances~ too. And they are not just bored parents humouring their kids either-I found adults from all over in line beside my posse of university buddies and I. I met a childless couple who had driven four hours from St. Catharines and three drunk dudes from Keswick, at least two hours away. They made the drive to pay $8 per attraction. Butwhyare haunted houses and the like so popular? What could possibly be exciting about creative prosthetics, eerie music and startling sounds? Why do we need to be scared? On the way in, the plain-clothes staff members remind us that there is no way we will be hurt. There is merely the illusion of danger. That illusion is exacdy what we need. Humans have danger instincts, but we live in a society that is almost devoid of danger. Ask yourself: how many times has your life been truly

threatened? How many lions have tried to eat you? In the history of man we have had predators, but now there is astonishingly litde to kill us. Realistically, the average person has nothing to fear. But humans need fear- just look at the front page of any newspaper. We hear about a huge amount of terror, murder and death. The media is obsessedwith thelesscommon, but more frightening, content to compensate for the utter lack of real danger. Violent crime in Canada has been decreasing steadily since 1992 and the homicide rate is two out of every 100,000 people in the last year. From the entire population - that's close to 32 million people - there were 622 reported homicides in 2004. I couldn't find stats on lion-related deaths, but either way I'd say young folks like you and I are pretty safe. We crave the fear though - that's why a dramatic death is always newsworthy. It is for that same reason folks flock to haunted houses and watch movies like HOllse f!! Wax and the like. Even once the stuff is no longer frightening, we still go to use those old instincts and reflexes - to fear and feel a litde more alive. dhutz@jmprint.uwaterloo.ca

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If I hadn't decided to pursue an English literature degree four years ago, I'd have probably gone into computer science. Why?Well,I enjoy working with computers, what litde programming I've done was quite entertaining, and ... I'm something of a geek, really. I've built my own computer. I occasionally enjoy a rousing game of Halo or Ha!fLife. I~ve got bookshelves filled with sci-fi authors like Neal Stephenson and fantasy authors like David Eddings. And you will, on occasion, even catch me watching an episode of Star Trek. Aside from the obvious "space adventures with aliens and lasers" theme, Star Trek is an interesting show mosdy because of how it postulates what a human future would look like, simultaneously comparing and contrasting our future with the cultures and societies of other imagined worlds. However, for all its futurism and dialogs on humanity, there has been, consistendy, one thing that has been notably lacking right across Star Trek's 24th Century - openly GLBT characters. This, needless to say, is somewhat odd. For a world which supposedly takes place hundreds of years into the future, surely there would be some manner of sexual diversity within the ranks of your average starship. This has been an issue for some time, as it happens. With the original series back in 1964 - starring William Shatner and his crew - not having a homosexual theme is understandable, as it wasn't an issue you could have ever gotten placed onto TV thanks to American censorship. As the series moved on, however, Gene Roddenberry. the original creator of the series, repeatedly noted that he had every intention of creating a gay character for the show. Indeed, The

Next Generation even had an episode written for it that showcased a gay couple with the backdrop story being the AIDS crisis and the mistreatment of AIDS-infected individuals. The episode, "Blood and Fire - The Past is Prologue," was written by DaVid Gerrold of "The Trouble with Tribbles" fame, but the episode was never produced, despite having the support of the cast and crew. While the series never did manage to break across this apparent barrier and have an openly gay character appear on the show, last week we did learn that there has been at least one gay actor within the Star Trek ranks. George Takei, who played Mr. Hikaru Sulu in the original Star Trek series, came out last week in an issue of Frontiers, anL.A. GLBT magazine. In the article, Takei, who has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, said, ''The world has changed from when I was a young teen feeling ashamed for being gay." While Star Trek's lack of any noticeable GLBT characters is somewhat puzzling, the show is, after all, taking place in the 24th century, when sexual issues such as this should have long since been dealt with. It will be interesting to see, when (or it) another show is announced, whether the GLBT community will finally get its day in space. gbarclay@jmprint.uwaterloo.ca

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I cannot say I understand some of the animal cruelty that goes on in the world today. From recklessly kicking a dog to setting a cat on fire for evil pleasure, these things I cannot defend as moral acts. However, eating animals so that we might continue to live and testing medical products on animals are two behaviours that have my unequivocal support. Riddle me this: if any animal in the ,world was hungry enough (and had the means) it would eat you. It would eat you and not even think twice about your "rights" as a human, or the fact that it might hurt you or cause you harm. Theywouldn'tquestion the act with ethics they don't have. Therefore, despite Disney'S attempt to paint animals to be something they aren't, there are obvious and significant

differences between the animal and human kingdoms. It is my firm belief that many of our vegetarians (those who choose to not eat meat due to their respect for the animal) have had their minds warped by cutiepie talking dogs on TV who possess childlike intellects and in under 30 minutes solve another series of complex problems. This is not how it works, people! All animals are moronic bags of carbon that function completely at the instinct level; hence they lack moral judgment or even a concept of death. Animals display primitive feelings that are a product of their programming or instinct. These feelings do not reflect the existence of a soul or even an independent

mind. Distance yourself from the mainstream television shows that bring animals to life and face facts. Humans, however, do possess a sense of moral rights and wrongs: we have a sense of death and a sense of our own existence. This further solidifies the differences between animals and humans. In going with the same argument, testing medical products on animals does not pose an ethical dilemma for me due to the fact that I have no problems using animals for my continued existence. Both consuming animals for nutrition and using them for cancer research are adventageous to my continued existence. SONIA LEE Therefore, as I want to continue living, I will continue to eat my steak with Al sauce. -

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Halloween is a time of year where I can wear nothing but a scarf and kilt- to class and not get noticed - especially if the girl sitting beside me is only wearing saran-wrap. My Herambonic Halloween Extravaganza took me to three locations over three days. Barn Party Up in boondocksville Waterpoo, there's this annual barn party that takes place in a barn. There's even real hay with authentic cow manure. Although, there were no cows ... hmmm. It may sound like a hillbilly jigwith incestuous grinding, but this was not the case - with the exception of the conjoined triplets making out with each other. Thankfully, the keg hosts were turning away youngins, cuz last year there were too many 12-year-olds hogging valuable barn space. This wasn't no R. Kelly party. The Brick beer kegs flowed like the mighty Ganges and the service from the makeshift bar staff was fantastic. The costumes were fantabulous but I have been noticing something disturbing lately. When a girl shows off her thong, that's a beautiful thing. However, if you wear a size three thong and the closest you ever got to an actual three was the three Big Macs you ate earlier thatday, Houston we gots a problem. Despite society's technological innovations, certain material can only be stretched so far before it becomes anal floss. Shiat, some of these thongs looked like a New Orleans levee-one mild gust and boom, code red breachl

Level Nightclub After waking up Saturday evening I decided more celebrations were in order. So I went to a poser club in

Toronto, "Level." They charged $4.50 for water because that's obviously a sign you are a cool and sophisticated nightclub. The DJ also spun some serious Winamp tunes. There was this one freaking Indian FOB who resembled a shorterversion of Pedro from Napolean Dynamite. The guy wore kakhi pants and a tucked-in buttoned-down shirt. He looked like a database programmer straightfromHyderbadTheKicker.little dude was grinding with four girls at once! I have never felt prouder of my homeland. Level did boast the hottest bartender in history. Dayum, she was half asian, half caucasian, with gazongas bigger than the moons of Jupiter. Every guy she served must have popped more wood than a pro-deforestation convention. "Oh Heramb, why must you be so vain? Why can't you explore her inner beauty?" howled my feminist conscience. ''Well feminist conscience, when you're that gorgeous, a nice personality is like a plumber with a fancy plunger - meh." fed Hall Fed Hall is the crown jewel of Waterloo nightlife. Well, at least a cubic zirconia. I attacked this¡ bastion of revelry at a quarter past 10 and partied 'til the wee hours of 11 :30. Hey, it's a Monday, folks! The joint was pretty full when I left and people were trickling in like a slow pee. The women were breathtakingly gorgeous with their creative costumes and finely chosen accessories. Some girls clearly chose a minimalist approach that focused more on flesh, less on cloth. Herambone gives all Halloween minimalists the brown fist of approval. As an aside, I was not pleased with the guys who dressed up as girls. When Heramboneis drunk, some of you girly men look quite app~ from the back. He may start grin~g with you all unaware and such. I Before you can sing the first verse of the "Crying Game," all your buddies are on the floor shitting themselves. hramachandran@imprint.uwaterloo.ca

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tificate and employment, skills required to teach ESL, jobs, etc. Presented by John Richardson, lawyer, author and provider of professional test prep and admission programs. LSAT Strategy and law school bound TC 2218 12:30-1:30 p.m. Heat about LSAT strategies and best practises to prepare and effective law school application. All attendees who sign up for the newsletter will receive a free copy of LSAT success with CD by Thomas White. Presented by John Richardson, lawyer, author and provider of professional test preparations and admissions programs. Interview Skills: Selling your skills, TC 1208,2:304:30 p.m. Do not stop at the fundamentals; you must prove your skills in the interview. Here is your opportunity to practise and improve. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22,2005 Info session: University of Western Ontario, TC 1208, 4:30-6:00 p.m. An information session on the MD/PhD program at Western.

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UW students may not be aware of exceptionally high-quality programming available via three public media outlets Swvan Carney IMl"R!l'JT STAFF

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institutio~s and programming that wcdn. \'Vhen Vie \vatched many of our American friends fall hook," line and siaitj';r for Georec \~ and his cronies' formula for i~plicitly linking 9/11 a pre-existing Iraq agenda, it was nBtd not to ask ourselves, "\X<'ell, are Axis of evil? Weapons (,f rnas;; destruction ' - what weapm,$ of mass destruction? How can t~1cy ignore the criticisms that are so prominent in the media? . What is difficult to understand IS many Americans will scarcely a criticism of the actuall:), quite complex and calculated White House rh,,~toric unless they live in a major urban centre or university tmvn. 1b do so they would have to seek dissenting "views in alternative that often surround us like the air ',ve breathe. Those who were forced to relv Canwest/Global or CTV fo"r television news will very have sorely missed the higher debate and involvement bv the CBC --- whether or feel that it is of a particular l..)Ul1U'l.:a.t leaning. As residents of a university town in we have access to t~o other new media outlets that us vital critical points of vievI as generally v!ell-researched and edm::ati;mal programs that normally don'c survive the "filter" of solely corporate ad-sponsored media·-TV C)ntario and 1..'\\;"5 o\.vn CK.MS. AU three are continuing the Cmatradition of airing much

for instance, are schools throughout the for their level of sophistication -- most of us likely remember them as lame cartoons and documentaries Vie watched in c19_55. Given that recent hearings have up how CKMS, a resource stLldents, is suffering from ,t very small listenership, it is likely

that many of us are also not taking full adva;'1tage of the offerings of CBCorTVn That being the case, here arc a few highlights of the mind-enlarging offerings that we triply-lucky citizens have helped pay for, starting with our own campus radio station. CKMS Being in a no-reception zone that apparently plagues the potential listenership of CKlvlS is no excuse to miss the premium programming available, since you can listen to it via a live stream over the Internet. As a U\'f student you are also eligible to pitch your ~wn idea for a show if you feel there is a gap somewhere. (Descriptions are quoted from CKlvIS website, watservl.uwaterloo. ca/~ckmsinfo/guide/index.htrnl.)

Outside of these programs, the majority of shows on CKMS are music ~nd international programs for the diverse groups at 1..1\\<' and \\;'aterloo at large. Many of the music programs present local music and genres that get little or no play on commercial radio; international and cultural programs are presented in the nation's native language. The foHo\ving is a cross-section of Englishbnguage programs that offer perspective widening inform a·· tion on events, politics, social justice and news. atlmon. "The BBe off the program at noon. Also includes: CK.MS news and weather, Commuruty Events Calendar, international news and interviews and reports on local happenings."

PIRG Pmpcr. "The most important environmental and social issues of today in a newsmagazine from WPIRG. Interesting, oertinent stories and features within ~ global framework and a local perspective. Stimulating radio for the conscious-minded listener." The Report. Tuesdays at 5 p.m. and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.. Featuring "One Planet" from the BBC --- environmental issues and "Go Digital" from the BBC --- computer technology on thursdays. 51 per emt. T uesd~ys at 5:30 p.m. From \,,'Vi\" wamc.org/51.htm: "Over half the people in the world are women. \Vhat women do affects us all. Now, there's a radio program that takes a serious and intelligent look on society's impact on women and their impact on society. 51 per cmf is a weekly halfhour of illuminating features and interviews f(:.lCusingon-issues of particular concern to women." TVO You may have been turned off of TVO because '."ben you flip by the channel before 6 p.m. there is likely to be a cartoon or stuffed costume host kiddv proeram. This is because part of the m~ndate of 'lVO is to "incorporate and support quality lifelong learning opportunities f()f adults and children, using the power of educational television programmini?" and oresumablv maGI' of its day~;e vie\~'ers ate yo"ung d;ildren. During the evenings and weekends, however, 1"VO airs current affairs and documentary-style programs of outstanding quality and breadth that will keep up to date far

more than a bi-yearly Michael :Moote movie. Several ;)f it; productions are associated with univcrsitv and college programs in Ontario as recom-mended viewing. Studio 2. TVO's current aflairs program airs \"'eeknights at 8 p.m and 11 p.m .. Topics are often complemented by intelligent, lively discussion ..vith rel· evant experts. \\7eekly features include: "Foreign Affairs" \X!ednesday's Studio 2 segment featuring analysts' discussions of the davs international news and events and "Diplomatic Immunity" some of the most intelligent discussion on nalional and international politics and events available to Canadians. Human Edge. From TVO.org: "Now in its 15th season, is TVO's acclaimed prime time series of exceptional, social issue documentaries acquired from around the world. Controversial, provocative and always on the edge, the series programs hour long and feature-length documentaries by the finest auteur documentary filmmakers" Contact. 'Thursdays at 5 p.m. From "Utilizing voices and perspectives rarely heard in media, Afakin,g Contact focuses on the human realiries of politics, the connections between local and global events, and creative possibilities for people to engage in hopeful democratic change." Tbe View From I-Jere. Again, from TVO.org: "In its 10th successful season, TVO's multi-Gemini Award---winning The ['im.' .Fro1/1 Hen leads the war in creative, ground-breaking, social.issue documentaries that the human condition, are of relevance to Canadian audiences, and open winduws on diverse of "iew that challenge conventional

Idw.e BZf; may be~t he described as uni-nO:fsirv education for the masses. Currentl~' in the middle of a "Best Lecturer;' Idof..typc series which has U\V English Prof .i\iicbad Higgins among the finalists (make sure you vote), B{~ IdwJ airs lectures on cuttingedge research and ideas across aU academic departments.

CBC CBC radio has the ability to trans· form just about any menial job into an ed{lCational experience thanks to radio's unique quality of allowing you to complete other tasks while listening. All of its regular programming is guaranteed to help you stay an informed and stimulated citizen; however, one program in particular, has a high standard in fitting with the "academia for the masses" trend on our public media. Not coincidentally, it is titled lr/caJ, similar to Tvch best fit in this genre. CBC Television tends to be less enlightening, but there are two stand-out shows that deserve mention. ideas. CBC Radio One weeknights at 9pm. Ideas predates TVO's Big Ideas, debuting in 1965 as The best Ideas lrlld! Hear Tonight. Sirnilar to Big Ideas, the program features lectures and interviews with leading researchers on hot and contentious topics. The Passio!ta/e Eye. Sundays and Mondays at 10 p.m. on CBC NewsWodd. Thursdays at 9 p.m. on CBC-TV Tbe Pa.rsio!1?1te E)e airs provocative documentaries on leading social and political issues of the day. It pulls no punches, in the next few weeks airing poignant documentaries about traumatic experiences of current Canadian soldiers, the beef industry and the H5N j flu vim3.

Led Media. Though not in the s>une category as the former educational programs, Led ;\;ledia is mentioned here because it is an outstanding demonstration of a truly democratic use of the television medium. "":fl.-bod,- can submit short film, .music videos or art to the Zed AIdia website, zed.chc.ca. Zed staH scour through submissions based on randomness as well as popularity and make selcctiom to be aired at 11 :25 p.m. on weeknights. The and diversity of the programming; IS stun.ning. Before decid.iJw whether CKMS is a waste of your ~~udent dollar and TVO / CBC \~astes of tax dollars, be sure to give some of these programs

ow a revoluti nary like arwin can be used to preserve the status Bryan Carney IMPRINT STAFF

Few public figures \vho wish to be taken seriously in any scientific discipline are still trying to discount Darwin's theory of evolution and natural selection. "Yes, it's just a theory - just as gravity is just a theory," as one famous response to a creationist attack goes. As far as theories go, evolution. has a mounta.in of nearly incontrovettible evidence to support it, which has allowed it frequently to be placed among the most important ideas in modern science.

Its monstrous status, however, can cause some trouble when we arrive at the more contentious stage of applying the theory to explain the complex wonders of ounvorld, such as human behaviour. "Daf\vinian psychology" is one attempt at this project that is fraught with difficulty and human cultural consequence;, as the University of \>;7aterloo's Anne Daggs outlines in her book, Lol'8 of Shopping is Not aCme. Everyone has probably amusedly played armchair Darwinian psychologist at some point thanks to the theory's virtually unlimited

e:x--phmatory power. \Vby do women love shopping so much? \X'cll, because they were nesters and plant gatherers for thousands of years and hunting for deals on consumer products is the dosest modern analogue to this highly evolved ability, one can reason. This explanation is amusing and concise. But couldn't we equally argue that shopping is al.so the closest available analogue of hunting, the evolved male role? How can we scientificallv evalu·· ate which of these traditional roles is closest? The point is that we can't; for science to be useful and valid it has to be able to make predictions in the

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So you've finally invited that special someone, or some people (I'm not here to judge) over for dinner and a light snog. But you run into a few small problems. First, you don't even have enough money in your acwunt to buy a McDeal on debit. Second, you te::tli2.e that in your horny haste you forgot you c"n't cook ~tnything but beer and even then you need help. It seems to me that you've got two options. Number one, do as JvIts. Doubtfire did and order expensive takeout, but unlike the transvestite child· cate provider, you can just pretend you don't speak English and lock your door. The second, and much more legal option, is to take a few tips from your good buddy Jeff and fake being a good cook.

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Your first tip is the liberal use of salad dressing. Salad dressings, especially "zesty italian;' can add flavour to just about anything you'll ever eat. No need for expensive or complicated marinades, just throw in some salad dressing. Have a couple of chicken breasts lying around in your freezer? Grab a Zjploc bag, or even a Zehrs bag without a hole in it, and throw in the chicken breasts, chopped, diced or whole, and add a bunch of salad dressing. Want something a little more hearty? Try a crearny salad dressing like "peppercorn ranch" on top of chick.en breasts and then bake. This also works ",1.th pork chops. Tip two is the same as tip one but it involves cans of soup instead of salad dressing. Condensed soups are pretty much just cans of flavour. Everything from broths to cream soups will make your dull meal look like it deserves doth napkins. Tip three is even simpler than the above two combined (yeah I know it doesn't make sense. So what? You want to fight about it?). The tip is this - cheese. Adding cheese to anything makes anything better - fatter, but better. I know it sounds like a commercial, but throwing cheese on even the most boring food makes it seem just a little fancy. The trick is knowing which types of cheese to

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use and when. If you're looking for a light, dean taste, try dry cheeses like parmesan or asiago. For baked melts try softer cheeses like cheddar or mozzarella. And for cold meals, sandwiches or salads, try havart~ provolone or gouda. Tip fouris a little more complicated. Itinvolves ingredients. To n.."ally impress people, learn to make a simple white sauce. A white sauce isiust a plain sauce that needs flavour added to it, but it is the base for any creamy sauce used in any cooking. The basis is pretty much flour and milk. The ratio depends on you but :in general I'd use anywhere from 1/8 of a cup to 1/4 of a cup of flour per cup of milk. Mix in the Hour a little at a time so that it doesn't clump and don't leave it on the burner over direct heat for very long. I-<or the intermediate cooks, learn everything you can about the term "indirect heat." Basically, you add heat to something that in turn adds heat to what you're cooking. The easiest ~xample of this is a steam tray of a double boiler. Finally, the most important of all cooking tips. 111C s=t to making food seem so much 1x.1ter than it really is lies in the presentation. There is a three-ptongedattackhere. No, notsubliminal,liminal and superlimina~ I 'm talking about oral, visual and dramatic. Orally, you need to name each and every

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Grill chicken breast on a George Foreman Grill. In the absence of this handy appliance, brown chicken in a frying pan 'with a tablespoon of oil or butter over medium-high heat or bake in an oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes. Spread half the pesto on each tortiJla. Pesto is especially garlicky so be careful not to go overboard. That is, unless you don't like the person sitting next to you in your 1:30 p.m. class; then by all means, go nuts. Shred chicken and arrange on tortilla. Add diced tomato, sweet pepper strips and shredded cheese. Roll, and wrap in plastic wrap. ,X/hen you get to school, nuke for 20

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seconds to make chicken warm and chee:;e deliciously melty. Makes two \vraps. Use large tortillas and the whole chicken breast jf lunchtime sees you famished. Save one for dinner if you're not. Grab a piece of fruit on your \vay out the door and you're good to go! For a switch-up, personalize with your favourite sauce, cheese orveggies. Salad dressing, cucumber slices, olives and feta cheese make a great Mediterranean \vrap. Mayo, sliced turkey breast from the grocery store deli and processed cheese makes a prep·.free yet srill tasty meal. cloureiro@imprint.uwatetloo.ca

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Milk may be hip, but it's definitely not groovy Lactose intolerance is a natural development in human beings. Milk could do more harm than we think

heard the slogan "Milk does good" coundess times in from our parents since kids. We were told it was for us because it makes our stronger. something that we don't "'g!CStJlOn and now as aqults we are PlftJgfillJllmed to automatically ass~ that milk must be a staple in ~4hi1y diets. , Jwren now, as the next generation sed. to the catchy, hip-hop ercommercials, there is an ater pressure to get adequate ake.

. ' So why do I dare question the tIltegrity of milk? Did you ever wonder why we are ~e only species on Earth that drinks milk after we've been weaned. off 0\1: mothers? Bvi'!ry species except humans dc:)CS not consume milk naturally this point. . Wby is this? It's not like we have ~fferent biological systems; we all

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have to eat and get our essential nutrients to live. Milk contains an abundance of a disaccharide called lactose. In order for it to be used, it must be bro, ken down to simple sugars the body can actually recognize. The enzyme lactase breaks down the lactose to galactose and glucose. Animals, stop pr'oducing this enzyme when they begin to mature. Therefore, all adults- in the animal world are lactose intolerant, and most will refuse to drink milk. While animal and human babies are 100 per cent tolerant to milk, as we grow older the opposite occurs for humans - we gradually lose our tolerance.

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There exist many cases where people become completely lactoseintolerant.Through the centuries of bio-cultural evolution, we have

gradually developed a tolerance to milk. This is due to the principle of "survival of the fittest." Through devastating famine and the eventual domestication of the cow, humans resorted to drinking cow milk in an effort to survive. Over time, the ability to digest milk has evolved in our genetic code and was then inherited through generations. Okay, so now we are really at the top of the food chain, since we drink milk. Other than lactose, what else is in milk? What about oodles of microorganisms that are diluted with more milk to reach the appropriate levels plus hints of cow

blood and pus. Don't forget the possible antibodies and drugs fed to the cow. But I admit, we cannot escape the grasp of milk; it's a part of our culture and so skim or fat-free milk is the best option since it contains the same amount of calcium as homogenized milk, but without any fat. Attempting to drink copious amo~ts of milk however, is not recommended. Calcium is found in abundance in many other food sources. Broccoli and almonds are chock full of calcium, but this does not seem to be common knowledge. For some lactose intolerant people, yogurt is a safe bet. There is bacteria in yogurt that breaks down lactose prior to digestion. But it may still pose a problem for those who are severely lactose intolerant. For those who are not, they serve as a perfect alternative to milk. We are so preoccupied with the concept of milk as it is so fresh and so clean, with its wonderful advertising and catchy slogans. In the end, milk doesn't live up to doing a body good; rather, it may cause diarrhea. jbanwait@imprint.uwaterloo.ca

Five questions that are frequently asked at the Turnkey Desk

~he Turkey Desk is open 24/7 to ar1swer any and all questions students m have. before you come to us, read the following. Here's a list of some qhestions we get over and over

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The distance he will travel is dependant on whether or not he can make the round trip in time for the next, ride. Each ride leaves promptly at quarter-past the hour between 8:15 p.m. and 1:15 a.m. There is a special trip which runs during exam period at 2: 15 a.m. as well. I must reiterate however that we have nothing to do with Ridesafe other than being right next to them. "Can I ht!J a FED Bus ticket?" No. The FED bus is a Federation of Students service (hence the short-form name) which is managed exclusively from the Peds office; it pains me to explain that the Fed.s of-

staff an enormous amount of energy by knowing them. "How does Ridestife work?" or "Can I sign up jor Ridestife?" In a word, "No." See, Ridesafe is a service provided by UW Police which was originally conceived as a safe means for female students to get home. You do not sign up for Ridesafe at the Turnkey Desk. You must wait ,until the hour you wish to ride (say 9 p.m.... the second trip of six) and go to the Ridesafe table which is located to the left of the Turnkey near the public computers. When the driver arrives (andhewill eventually!) you need. to talk to him.

ftock concerts 102 - surviving in the pit JtHft8S Bairstow

the first place. Mash pits are characcrush their chest), but needs to be teristicallY a place where aggression seriously aware of crowd surfers doesn't actually exist. There's only a crashing down. The brutal reality is U;;fiow-somepeopleatschoQlmayhave, temporary rage, and the mutual expulthat crowd surfers have feet.:. and g< xi forbid, never seen a rock show. sion of enetgy. Once the music ends, shoes, very hard shoes. ~ 'di. at most rock shows you can find nobody really cares what went on. Usually once you get far enough a '1l!IOSh pit - arguably the best place Try your best not to take a drink from the stage there is a wide open ~. your time. Unfortunately this in to the pit - it'll just end up all space. During the early bit of the set, 18 ,the most dangerous place. over you and the 2001b guy standing insanepeoplespontaneouslycrashing Don't fear! Imprinthas a few tips to in front of you. Okay, maybe there up against one another may sparsely ~:ep you safe ... err, alive in a mosh is ~ome aggtession, but it's primarily populate this area. This is easily the pI t. The key concept is your stance. related to drink spillage. most dangerous part of the pit. Avoid y,:>u should consistendy keep your 1Mosnpits have a certain anatomy open spaces unless you're insane or at,ms bent and hold your elbows out· thitt varies depending on the venue. 300 pounds. sliighdy so as to jab any patrons that Generally, at a medium-size venue, If youdofindyourself caughtintbis d~tre get close to you. you have three distinct sections open space, work yourway around the If you choose to stand in one 'and their fringes. The people at the edges and escape to one side. Getting pI ace, make sure your feet are firmly front are like one big mass; they're backup to the frontwillbe difficult, but planted a litde wider than shoulder all packed in tbo tighdy to, move. remember the principle we discussed earlier: elbows. width.Atsomeconcerts,fallingdown TI:Us is the safest pla~e t? ~. ~ou c~LO be hell-on-Earth. Depending on 1D1ght suffer a few jarnng shifts, Hopefully these tips will help rilte crowd, you'll either get picked up and feel slighdy claustrophobic, but you on your next excursion to the OJ ~ stepped.' on. you won't get any impact trauma. mash pit. Just remember to watch Don'tbeafraidtohitback-after The very front of this crowd has your head, and avoid open spaces. al ~Qpk weten~t aftaidJQ hit.yQu in. '. ~e, Ql!ll"iyt!Q.'lI§~ ~S*'i'.S1:lPQQr! ~(Qt;. 4~~S"~l!tL _ , Sf'EClAL TO IMPRINT

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fice is across from the Tim Hortons in the SLC. You can buy your tickets there and can only be guaranteed a space until Wednesday. After that or if you go to the bus to buy, you are taking your chances. Schedules however, are 'available at the Turnkey. "Debit?" .No. The Turnkey Desk accepts cash and Watcard for all purchases with the exception of Greyhound tickets (Visa, M/C, Debit, Watcard). 'Can I have a bus schedNIefor route 7?" No. All the GRTsched.ules including the IExpress can be found just

around the corner from the desk across from the ATM. If a schedule is out of stock, we probably have one at the desk so feel free to ask us, so I guess the answer could be a "yes." "How long is the line at Bomber?" This is one type of question we get over the phone. We do not answer this question. It is not a matter of not knowing, it's a matter of not wanting people to calL Wedon'twantto become unpaid Bo~ber door staff. We are happy to answer any and all other questions by phone though! -Evan Sharp

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Shandiz

a rare Persian treat inK-W

Generous portions of Persian food, influenced by thousands of years of trade, at reasonable prices for students style chair. The restaurant has a clean look, its teal walls decorated with a few pictures of Persian artifacts and Iran. There is also an ornate tea set and giant golden tea carafe, from which Persian-style tea is served. The steam table featured various choices, but I decided to go with the Joojeh Kebab ($6.99) - charbroiled chicken, served with potato and rice or half rice and half salad, which I went with.

Shandiz University Plaza

*** Hankering for something different one day, I wandered into the Persian restaurant Shandiz in the University Plaza. Shandiz opened last year and is one of the few Persian restaurants in K-W. Persian food is influenced by centuries of trading around the world and different ruling countries. This has lead to a cuisine heavy on meats, rice and a multitude of seasonings. I located a seat at one of the white tables, sliding into a funky, modern-

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The Fesenjan Polo was unlike anything I had ever tried. The menu also features CheloKebab Kobideh (spiced ground beef), GhormehSabziPolo (a bean and beef stew) and Baghali Polo with Lamb Shank(limabeansanddillwithlamb). Herbivores are largely out of luck in this restaurant, with only one choice on the menu being meat-free. My dining mate ordered the Fesenjan Polo ($6.99), a tangy chicken stew flavoured with walnuts and pomegranate juice, which also came with rice. After a short wait, our meals arrived. The chicken of the Joojeh Kebab, though slighdytoughin some

places, was juicy and nicely charred from the grill. Its marinade gave it a fresh, salty-lemony taste all the way through. . . The generous serving of rice, though a touch overcooked (likely due to being on the steam table) was extremely tasty, highlighted with saffron. The potato was also tender and delicious, flavoured with lemon, a continuation of the citrusy theme of the rest of the plate. The lettuce, feta and tomato salad was fresh, and not over-dressed in a creamy but light greek-style dressing. The Fesenjan Polo was unlike anything I had ever tried. The pomegranate juice paired with the walnut gave the stew a rich, flavourful depth. The taste was tangy and sweet and took some getting used to. It quickly became quite addictive, . and I forked several tastes, to the chagrin of my dining companion. We accompanied our dinner with strong bitter spiced Persian tea, poured from the ornate tea carafe. Therestaurant offers dessert, but we were both too full to consider it. The bill came to $22 after tax and tip. While you can pick up a cheaper meal in the plaza, you aren't likely to find something as fresh, tasty and delightfully distinct as Shandiz. sbowman@imprint.uwaterloo.ca

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arts<,jlimprint.uwaterloo.ca Arts r;',ditor: Dan Barlo,;; .\1'''' Assistant: Angelo Florendo

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The classic band history lesson goes like this: two high school friends--one aguitarlstand the other 11 bassist --- decide to resurrect their past projects ~uld take tl1eir once-forgotten ideas seriously. recruit the other band members from bars or; schools. After playing a few rough gig'S they eventually get popular enough to tour the '\I;'1Ir:1d. Unfortunately, things on the road are tough 2Il.:td one of the members, usually the hot-headed drnmmer, decides to back out, leaving the group in shambles. The short ride is over_ However consistent this rock and roll archetype iliere's one difference when it comes to bec'sta11cS' tale -- they stayed togetl:ter _.. time. Th, R heost;lhCS have been around since 1980, probably been pl.aying rock music for than you've been breathing. /\nd in managed to do as much for Canadian music as Neil Young. out in the Torontc; suburb of F,tobigLutarlsts Dave Bidini and TiJ:n Vessel), met atteK attending a Yes concert. After this initial un'.""-"1<" their read out like a rock and tt;$tbook. Sci:nts wit.l:l. Canadian fockmainsta)'s 'I11e Tragica!iy Hip and Ron Sexsmith continued throughout

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the .pili! of togethemfs.r is an energetic African musical. The play takes the audience through a remarkable journey from to modern South Africa by means of and song. The songs and dances comthe journey of transformation that has occurred in South Africa. \1{'hat started out as a regional project South Africa has turned into such a rave it is now receiving standing ovations all ·NorId. Umoja has toured in over 22 ' •• '.'V!HLU';~ worldwide includingJapan, France Canada. If vou missed the shows Tnmnto at the Elgin Theatre you can still in Vancouver and \'r(hndsor. The show a must-see. The cast consists of about 40 multi-taland dancers. The Umoja journey the powerful sounds of Africa

their careers. Even the Barenaked Ladies are tied with the band, as the Rheostatics were ilieir early mentors. Guitarist Tin1 Vessely describes the BNL as "their little fledglings thatwouldn'tleave."Transcending the reach of most other musicians, the Rheostatics were also selected to compose and perform songs in honour of Canadian artists The Group of Seven. So they've toured thc world and gotten their fair share of battle SC2ll.'S, but through it all, the band stuck together. Is it hard work and determination

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that keeps iliese veteran musicians playing? In a word, no. "It's probably a reproach to things; pretty non-pressure. \Ve're almost goal-less, we let things go at its own pace;' says Tin1 of the Rheostatics' casual approach. 'Ibis free-living approach does have its drawbacks, however, as ilie band only has a single major label release under its belt. nus isn't to in1ply that iliey're not trying to be heard. Vessely says ilieir independent approach isn't intentional but "we've always intentionally made the music we

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fric n the beating of drums. If that didn't get the people at the edge of their seats, then the amazingly talented dancers certainly did. The show was filled with so much energy which overflowed from the cast and crew into the audience. The beat of the drums, the powerful voices of the performers, the incredible dance movements and creative stage setup were almost too much to bear. I enjoyed seeing the amazement and its ensuing restlessness in those around me -- eves wide open, jaws dropped, hands clutching ~mrests and legs shaking from restraining the impulse to get up and dance on the aisles. Many of us were no doubt driven to agree with many reviews proclaiming that this show is in fact the most spectacular, stunning and dazzling d.isplay of Africa's song and dance. Without a doubt, fJmoja gives the best return on your entertainment dollar. The play addresses a lot of topics includ· ing South Africa's evolvement of culture, the pain of its political struggles and its battle

'wanted to make." Thinking about a world where the Rheostatics were on the mdio, Tim says, "I think we're lucky that's not the case. It would be a scary world if it was." It's surprising to hear such self-deprecating v;.'Ords come from a Canadian music icon, but despite their age the Rheostatics stay humble by continually moving forward -- never being content ,viili yesterday's achievements. Side projects include movie appearances and books about hockey. Tim Vessely describes his other band The Violet Archers as a way to express himself outside the confines of the Rheostatics. This intrepid mentality means ilie band is always attentive to what's going on in today's music scene, touting the Fembots a.'; current favourites. Eniliusiastic about the current state of C2Il.ladian music, Tim describes todavs scene as "Awesome. I'm really e."Ccited about this digital realm, where anybody can recotd and make musie.' ' 'l\venty·-five years of rock. and roll would give most people a hL.'1t of cynicism, but Tim's advice to all aspiring artists is oddly optimistic: "Get doin' start music." The Nov'Cmber 5. Make sure you miss the opportunity to witness these Canadian icons doing . what they do best. afiorendo@imprint.uwaterioo.ca

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with AIDS. Through it all the play manages to exert a spirit of hope and joy that is contagious to the audience. The dances are magnificent and are performed with so much passion iliat they are a joy to witness. Perhaps the most memorable dances were the powerful portrays of tradi .. tional South African dance in the first act as well as the beautiful snake dance danced by the women. The UW African Student's Association (afrsa.uwaterloo.ca) organized a trip that allowed U\V students to enjoy one of the last shows in Toronto on October 28, 2005. I must say most of us did not know what to expect. During the show I turned around and to my amusement, people were so caught up in tbe performance that they started to fan themselves with the program. At the end of the night, everyone was very impressed and definitely feeling Ullloja: the spirit ~f

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MixtapeMadness - It's the remix! Adam Johns IMPRINT STAFF

Remixing is great because it gives you a whole new way to love the things you already love. A good remix is like dressing up a really cute dog in a sassy t-shirt and a bandana. Everybody already loves dogs, but put a sassy t-shirt and a bandana on that dog and people will love it even more. They may ask to pet it and say things like, "Holy smokes, that dog is so cute! You are just the cwuuutest widdle fing, aren't wu?" Additionally, this remixed dog may also make people want to dance to it, whereas before they would not have danced to that dog. Wait, this analogy no longer makes sense.

Not surprisingly, Human After All has spawned remixes far eclipsing the original tracks. I know nothing about Justice, largely due to the fact that his ubiquitous name makes him impossible to Google. I do know, however, that he created this monster of a remix, which seems to be made entirely of shoddily chopped guitar and organ snippets from a prince song, re-sequenced to new heights of electro-funk glory.

totally own the remix around 1997 or so. I think Gwen Stefani put it best: ''This shit is bananas." And I think the late, great O.D.B. put it best when he said, 'Japan. are you in the house?"

''Jamesy P - Noolde (M.I.A. Remix)" Apparently this was a huge Soca song in 2004. I have no idea if thisis true because the nerdy indierock websites I find out about new music on don't

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Usher feat Twista - "Nice and Slow remix" Rap/R&B remixes aren't really "remixes" pe~ se. They're more "ways to capitalize on the i success of the club track du jour by sticking: eight extra MCs on the same beat and selling lots of vinyl." Usually. Except this one, which reimagines the original as uptempo :Miami bass and sticking Twista on it. I hereby declare that there is no terrible song in the world, no matter how Nickelback, that cannot be improved with a miami bass remL,{ and the addition of Twista.

N.E.R.D. - "She Wants to Move (DFA Remix)" DFA are the Neptunes of indie-dance. What does this mean? Well, indie-dance is a genre of dance music primarily distinguished by its fan base. Rq,,짜U!ardanceisprimarilyconsumedbyglowstickwl:rirling Belgians and their European ilk, while indie-dance is the provenance of awkwardly twostepping kids in ironic t-shirts. What makes DFA the Neptunes of this genre? Well, they remixed this dud of a track from the Neptunes' rock-band side project and turned it into 7 and 2/3 minutes of cowbell-fuelled dance insanity, thereby beating the Neptunes at their own game. Daft Punk - "Hunian After All austice Remix)" The best thing about a remix is its ability to turn a lackadaisical song into something unstoppable. Thus, when Daft Punk recently released Human AfterAD, an album redefining the word lackadaisical, all eyes turned to the remix kids to save our favourite French house robots from themselves.

Death from Above 1979 - "Romantic Rig!ts aesper Dahlback Remix)" Death From Above 1979 are from Toronto d you need to love them. Why? Not only do th.ey make amazing guitar songs and have moustaches, these lads also understand the power of scary computer noises when applied to rock. Thus, they are following in the steps of labelmates Bloc Party and releasing a remix album in the near future with no fewer than four remixes of ''Romantic Rights." This one keeps the tempo of the original but jacks up the drums to the point where, like John Lithgow at the end of Footloose, you just shut up and dance. ! Guys, can you come to our school alreadyP

''Mariah Carey - Fantasy (Bad Boy Remix)" Me and Mariah go back like habies and pacifiers! Bad Boy may not have invented the remix, as the title of one of their recent compilations claims. (Interesting trivia fact: Disco music invented the remix! So stop hating.) Bad Boy did, however,

talk about Soca music at alL They do, however, talk aboutBritish-Sri-Lmkan-indie-dance-rapsuperstar MI.A. So when MI.A. did a remix of this song, insertingherpartBritish partSriLankan,all-incrediblevoca1s,indie-dancedweebseverywherelistened to it and realized, '''There is a whole genre of music out there called Soca and it is good!" I guess this makes Ml.A. a Soca gateway drug.

New Order - "Bizzare Love Triangle (Substance Version)" So once upon a time, way back in the 80s, New Order released a song called ''Bizzare Love Triangle" and it was not very good. Then they did a remix of their own crappy song to turn it into an amazing song that, 18 years later, still makes every single person who hears it want to make out with Molly Ringwald. ajohns@imprint.uwaterloo.ca

UW students get chance to show off for MuchMusic Whitney Wager IMPRINT STAFF

For those students who have lain in bed dreaming of their chance to shine on TV, your time has come. On Monday, November 7 MuchMusic will be coming to UW on their national video jockey search. From 12 to 6 p.m. any aspiring VJs may receive an opportunity to show MuchMusic just what they're made of. Participants are chosen to audition through a lottery-selected wristband policy. Once selected, the participant will expose their talents on the exclusive stage in front of a live audience. Their performances are recorded live-to-tape and then submitted to judges. The judges will also accept homemade submissions until Monday, December 19. This benefits those shy guys who aren't up to showcasing in front of a live audience ~ so if you're feeling bashful, you can still make your own tape and send it in at a later date. UW is one of MuchMusic's eight stops on their national audition tour and one of its two stops in Ontario. The tour will also be at Fairview Park mall in Kitchener, but students shouldn't pass up this opportunity to audition. While the chance to become an eminent VJ for Canada's top music-video channel is exciting in itself, the auditions are not the only significance of this tour. In January 2006, MuchMusic and CityTV will be airing a new reality show, titled MllchMusic V] Search: The Series. . The series will feature nine original hourlong shows, as well as a special two-hour live finale. It will deliver an exclusive behind-thescenes look at what's being called "the toughest, most emotional job interview that these hopefuls will ever experience." The series will capture the first pressures of obtaining an

audition wristband in the open auditions on top of the ruthless elimination-style proce1ss of selecting MuchMusic's new VJ, as well ~s anything in between. . The open auditions, which anyone may attend, will determine 20 semi-finalists, selected by an expert panel of judges, and bri~g them in front of national TV to be judgttd further. The semi-finalists will then be cut in half to produce 10 finalists, who will ~e flown into Toronto to stay at the luxurio\ls Much VJ Search Penthouse. While living the lives of celebrities, the potential VJ s will face specific challenges in which they must demonstrate their skills, style, personality and character. All this will, of course, be recorded and featured in MuchMusic V] Search: The Series. Fan voting will naturally decide who the new Much VJ will be. While creative, comedic and compelling material is encouraged, MuchMusic advises participants and entrants to avoid some of the classic mistakes. More than 200 of the 2,500 entries in 2004 displayed applican ts shaking their booty and lip-synching to their favourite Beyonce or Britney track. They would also like to remind entrants that they are not auditioning for Jackass, or a Blinlk182 music video - so think of something besides running around naked or performing some wild stunt. This is a serious opportunity for thol,e students aspiring to be a TV personality, eVe:n if being a VJ is not where you want to. end up. Three out of fourpastVJ Searchwinne:rs are now working at MuchMusic - anyone familiar with Bradford Howe? UW studen ts are definitely encouraged to get out to the SLC Monday and see if they can land aLfi audition: considering MuchMusic bringing its VJ search to UW doesn't happen evelcy day - this is our time to shine! wwager@imprint.uwaterloo.(:a


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els Te chi gfro Steven McEvoy sPECiAL TO IMPRINT

There is an amazing new series of books being published. The first three have just been released in 32 countries and 30 languages. The is the brainchild of Jamie a publisher at Cognate books. series was launched October 22 2()05, after nearly seven years of work. goal was to assemble some of the top authors in the world and have them retell. a myth or legend in their own words - how thrywould tell the story. I f the first few are any example of things to come, this will truly be all amazing series of books worth the time and effort to read. The three books released in this c,'ent are The Pmelopiad: The Myth Penelope and OtfysselJs by Margaret ,-\,rivood; rl7e~hi;' The lvfyth of Atlas akdl{elur/e.r by Jeanette Winterson as an introduction to the series Ku:e11 A.nn.strong called A Short j'yfyth. What makes these this series so great is that are not approaching myths as tales or children's stories, but as as the stories that tell us who we are, whvwe are here and how we arc to Jive.' There are forthcoming books by David Grossman (Lions HotlO),: The and Victor Pelvin (The Horror: The Atyth of Thewfs as well as future , Achebe, Jlvfilton Donna Tartt, AS. Byatt, Su )ngand Natsuo Kidno, and possibly to corne aft(:;r L~aL Canada these books are being nbt'ied Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House of Canada. Armstrong needs no introduction her book serves as a reminder of ~"""""'"", and storr and the reason as humans tell stories. So let us nDW with Atwood's book.

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Atwood has turned this myth on its head and told it from the female perspective. Unfortunately, our heroine is dead and in Hades, retelling her story from across the River Styx. She is telling her whole story but especially the events around Odysseus' long absence during the war against Troy and the unfornmate event with her cousin Helen. The story is written in the format of a Greek tragedy but with the humour and temperament of a comedy. Our chorus is the 12 dead maids, strung together on a ship's rope by Odysseus. They appear from time to time in song, dance, ormock plays and trials, re-enacting events from their lives to punctuate Penelope's story. The twists and turns in this story will make you laugh out loud. A friend of mine who read it stated, "It begs to be read aloud," and I could not agree more. Pick up the book, get some friends together and read it aloud over an evening or two together. Much fun will be had with the ghosts of our 13 dead ladies.

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Do you want the good news or the bad news first? Daniel Quinn, best known for his Ishmaeltrilogy(lshmae~Afy Ishmael and The Story of l5), has released some more writings in this vein of thought. That is the good news; the bad news is the book is only about a hundred pages long. ' For those fans of Quinn's earlier ,"vritings, it will be a treat. I have already read it twice and got even more out of it the second time. The book is broken into seven teaching stories, much like the stories used to illustrate points in the trilogy, except they are not woven into a larger story. The stories are e:ach told bv Adam to his son Able. The stories ~ach les"

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sons on sustainability, greed, wisdom and knowledge. They teach Able and us our place in the universe and our responsibility as creatures of reason. In teaching about ecolof,'Y, Adam states, "Every track begins and ends in tile hand of God. Every track is a lifetime long." In talking about place Adam says, "No Place where there is life is a desert except to man." This sentiment on place echoes much of Terry Tempest Williams' thought. Towards the end, Adam tells his son, ''\Ve are seekers of holy places." That is true of many of us. We are trekkers on a journey to find out who we are and our place in the universe. These sorts of stories might help us along the path.

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Margaret Atwood The Penelopiad Canada

not normally a fan of Margaret r often find that she too dark or has too much edge. Not that it is not good writing and she is :rroh~tbly currently the most famous of the living Canadian authors; she isn't usually my thing. 1 cannot sav that for this book. . J11!3 Petlelopiat! is a hilarious romp ,路h.-."mh a story that most of us km)"\v, b,ut it told outside of time. There is a11 old saying that "dead men tell no 1:;-1 1es" and that may he true, but in this if; ,vcntive retelling, a dead woman and b er "horus of dead girls do just that. ,~ I.wood's writing.

Now on to much weightier matters. Wimerson takes a different approach than Atwood. She tells this tale as herself telling her tale retelling a tale. Confusing? No, not really. She begins with herself, tells the story of Heracles and Atlas and then returns to her own life and lessons learnt. Unlike The Penelopiad, The Weight is very dark and brooding and leaves one v.rith a feeling of unease as the reader we missed something, or even that, in reading this book, like Pandora the reader has opened a box and cannot now close it and will be forever different, though one can not be sure how. H owdoes ~7interson accomplish this? In this deep, brooding book she touches somethingptimalinside us. Much as Heracles is awoken and bothered by thc question "Why? Why? \Vby?" So too will this book awaken questions in your mind and your spirit. And maybe, just maybe, if we are lucky, in this book we will find the questions to lift our weight. If we can learn from it to tell our story we can be freed and step out from under the burden 011 our shoulders, as Atlas so desperately desired to do. As stated earlier, tl1is series is a unique event. It has stories from days of old being told by authors anew; As such they are books we can all enjoy and learn from.

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\varning: If you love Zono, Antonio Banderas or Catherine Zeta-Jones' cleavage, do not read this review. The things you love can be found in the long-a,vaited sequel to The iviask of Zorro} The Legend of Zorro. If that's all you're looking for, look no further. Finally, a movie you can take the kids and any date to without hesitation. . As for the rest of us, the latest installment to the Zorro story is a complete flop if not for the fact that it wields that belowxi swashbuckler. '0:'hetb.cr thi:; movie or not solely on the viewer's ability to suspend disbelief. I'm serious; without a constant thought along the lines of "gee, I love Zorro," or "011 my, what wonderful ~cccnts," The] J,gcnd ~f Zorro is barely adequate as a continuation of the franchise. Thi8 is not to say that it can't be You can enjoy dancing with you just have to hold There were

have to ignore the fact that that makes a weak connection to the original premise that made Zarro cool. Zorro was originally a hew because of his incredible ,m;n'Hl1:W symbolized by a cross he wears around his neck. No reference is made to that discipline or cross; in

fact, Zorro is a bit of a drunk at some parts. Secondly, Zono only slashes the letter Z across his fallen enemy's chest, his trademark, two or tht:ee times in the whole movie. \'l,'hat the hell kinda Zono movie doesn't have the trademark all over it? You have to ignore individual action scenes. The fight scenes are uninspired and not very exciting. Jackie Chan fight scenes are elaborate and are intimately involved with the combat environments. Zono fights are predictable and rarely go anywhere interesting. They trick you into being entertained by jumping quickly between multiple lame fights and by using really close shots of combatants' faces. The close shots made it difficult to figure out the grand scheme of cach fight. You have to stomach most of the dia·· logue, same for the occasional clever line. Zorro has a decent conversation with his horse, but that's about it. The rest of it is rudimentary and boring. Granted, you'll be able to understand the prog~ession of the plot, but a lot more could have been done ,'lith the script. Onc~ you stop trying to enjoy "DJe Legend of Zorro, the film really falls apart at its seams. You'U stan t,) get on little dumb like

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Third time a blender for BSS show up for a gig and most of them have other projects running on the side - Stars, Jason Collett? Apostle of B.ustle, Metric, Feist, Do Make Say Think and Raising the Fa,vn. BSS' lo-fi atmospheric debut Feel Good Lo.rt received good revie\\1s but it was You Forgot It ill People that gave these Toronto hipsters world\\-ide recognition. Released in 2002, People is guitar-tuellcd brilliance-·» the perfect mix, of art··rock weirdness and

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BroA;w Soria! Salle is ab01.Jt bardy controlkd chaos. It's an intricate alb urn and the contrast between its minimalist and wallof~sound songs is amazing. The album starts off frustratingly 'with the muddled "Our Faces Split the Coast in Half," but picks up after that with the fun-in-the-sun and more rhythmic "7/4 (Shoreline)" and "Swimmers." Dreamy songs like "Major Label Debut'· and "Bandwitch" maintain the melodic equilibrium. "\'I/indsurfing Nation" has to be the highlight of the CD.

this band (l bet "Throw It Into the Blender"). Bmkm Sod,;! S (tile-is a complex and engaging album which needs sorne getting used 10 - - it took me five or six listens to work it in. Overall it's an excellent CD and it'll help vou get through epic assignments. if }'I:)U haven't heard of BSS, I suggest you check out th.e more Dlavlist,.friendlv You ForgotIt In People first. Then you'll be \villing to be with Bm/..,m Social Seem. -AliYom;ef

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UW music, which sta1'ted \\lith the desire to propagate music through an informal and accessible ap· proach, is having a recital this fall term on November 19 in Conrad Grebcl Chapel. This is the fifth consecutive term that the recital has been held. The club is comprised of over 250 members who volunteer to be teachers or students or both to learn or teach a specific musical instrument. The website www.uwmusic.org then matches teachers and students with available times to meet during the week. The regist.ration is Hexible and user-friendly. During the end of the term, students arc encouraged to perform a piece in a recital- often ':lith their teachers. We hope to continue the success this term. So eome out and check it out! For more information, e-mail Ruonan Lu at ruonanlu@yahoo.com. The Admission fee is $1. -

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Tb:: "Bomb shelter Pub has been host to m. tmber of stellar breakout acts over the years and next Thursday'S CD release concert for Intransit to be among the best. singer and UW geography student Mike Christie and I met at the Bomber for a preshow promo sessiot'l so he could fill me in on the finer of making music, his band and its newest project . Inttansit, Christie told me, was ineuhatcd hom a partnership between Christie and guitarist Correy Flatt in a band called Glory Fades, 'whose currem incarnation will be opening rhe Bomber show along with Lifes .. They collected the other rnembers throughout the next fully-formed five" hIP<-,',m1-h Keith Heppler on drums, Mieske on guitar and vocals find \-\',,13h on bass. This collection of stellar musicians has miles of talent and a cohesive passion that is the band toward inevitable greatness. 'The band's first album, Mortlil~g was recorded in April at Sky~ Studios in Toronto ,'lith Tyler

DeWitt, also a former Waterloo student. After the recording sessions the boys took a summer }o..iatus and left the album to simmer for a couple of months. They came back to the tracks afresh at the beginning of August to get ready for mastering at the world-class Joao Carvalho studios in Toronto, which boasts a roster including Sarah Harmer, Billy Talent and Matt Good. "Sitting on the· tracks, listening to them and then picking them apart has made the songs way more interestjng," said Christie. "It brings a whole new dynamic to the so"ngs and to the album." The title of their freshman EP came from l\fieske's experience as a kids' camp councillor this summer. "Morning just meaning a new beginning," said Chrisrie. "This is our first recording, we're ready to go, we're up and at em, you know - ready to tackle the day. 'Watch' meaning introspective because our music i.r quite introspective. That's kind of how the title derived." This real-life experience is very much a part of the band's creatiYe process. "\'{Then we hear a song that one of us has done we want to be able to translate it into some

real-life situation or scene," Christie said. "I think [the album] would sit well if you stayed up all night and you were watching the sunrise and put on our record." One of the most solid tunes on the album, "Contrails," refers to the cloud trails made by jet planes. Flatt came up with the musical foundation for the song and Christie found lyrical inspiration in the sky. "The song is about saying goodbye to somebody at an airpott and trying to figure out where to go from there once you've said bye to the person you love or care for," he said. The band's sound is chill but powerful along the lines of Ice" landic ambient rock pioneers Sigur Ros or Seattle indie rockers Death Cab for Cutie. Even though the music is pretty mellow, there's still a huge drive and energy to Intransit's live show. On the album·to-stage translation Christie said, "on a lot of our tracks that are more mellow we found ways to make them still mellm,y but, in some ways, make them more driving. Eve~ though there might be mellow parts to our songs there's going to be huge builds and huge walls of sounds, fortresses of sound."

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Microsoft just made a major move in its domination of the electronic marketplace. Now, not only will it continue to offer the world's most popular operating system, it will also attempt to Jay its seed in the web world. AJA..oX, a reasonably new technology composed mainly of ]avascript, allows web sites to behave more like applications. A number of sites have been cropping up recently and as effective replacements to a number desktop applications. acts as an online word processor that supports collaborative editing, transfer to word document format and most major WOJ:d processing features. Similarly, popular calenc1ar applications can be replaced by Kiko, an AJAX-powered calendar that supports drag-and··drop contact lists and eventually wiIi handle iCal synchronization. lVlicrosoft's foray into the wonderful world of what people a~e calling Web 2.0 is an ambitious onc. Their launch project website, U"'. is essentially the perfect home page foryounveb browser. It supports customized content, RSS feed and other little toys. This has all been done before by Microsoft's archnemesis, Google. They launched a little tool located at google.com/ig that allows users to do similar things to Microsoft's Live. " V ' 0 ....

The biggest difference between Live and other desktop endeavours is the integration of what they call Gadgets. Gadgets are snippets of code that give extra functionality to the Live desktop. Currently, there are traffic monitoring applications for the San Francisco area, Flickr (another Web 2.0 endeavor) viewers and RSS readers available for the system. The other major difference is the planned integration of Microsoft's VOIP service that will also support outgoing calls to landline phones. This feature is not yet integrated in the Live desktop, but is planned for December of 2005. Along\v1th their home pagel desktop solution, Microsoft plans to release a branched version of the unbelievably popular MSN Messenger that operates on the same protocol as Live. In fact, the company is splitting up what was once just "lVlSN" into "a media arm," which will handle things like msn. com and MSNBC, and Windows Live, which will handle Live Messenger, Live.com, and Office Live. That's right folks -Microsoft is planning a major release of its office series that will operate on a web platform. They plan to have the full suite of applications available online. There is no word as to whether they will charge for this service or not. The good news is that students will espe·· cially benefit from these software suites. No

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coral skeleton and in return produces sugars that the coral uses as a food souree. Bleaching occurs when the water temperature increases, causing the algae to leave or be expelled from The thought of coral reefs conjures images of the coral. brightly coloured shoals and huge schools of exotic fish. According to recent reports from If temperatures decrease and the bleaching is not too severe, the coral can regain their researchers in the Caribbean, however, these coalgae within several weeks or months. If the lours ate beginning to fade at alarming rates. An effect known as bleaching has occurred at extreme conditions persist, however, the coral will whither and die, leaving a bleached-looking greater levels than ever recorded before, killing calcium skeleton standing all alone. off a huge amount of coral according to a story There are a number printed in the LosAnge!(lS Jtmfsthatguoted the-----------------of different factors National Oceanic and that cause bleaching, Approximately 80 per Atmospheric Adminincluding exposure to istration's Coral Reef air because of extreme cent of the reefs in the Watch Co-ordinator low tides and fresh Al Strong. water dilution in nearCaribbean have been shore corals. OverApproximately 80 lost over the past three whelmingly, the cause per cent of the reefs in the Caribbean have of bleaching is solar irdecades been lost oyer the radiation and elevated sea water temperatures past three decades -Nancy Knowlton _ both events linked according to Nancy to global warming. I<.nowlton, a Centre for Marine BiodiverGlobal warming has been directly linked to many comsity and Conservation at Scripps Institution pounded human activities including atmoof Oceanography coral reef ex-pert, the Times articlc stated. spheric emission of greenhouse gasses and particulate matter. Other human actions Reefs, often referred to as the "tropical rainforests of the Oceans:' occur in shallow, such as dynamite fishing, development of coastal areas and increased chemical runoff nutrient -poor tropical waters around the world. from agriculture and industry have also had Corals are typically carnivorous polyps with tiny filaments that capture food from the surdisastrous impacts on coral populations over the last 20 years. rou,'1ding waters. These polyps f()rm skeletons of calcium carbonate, which then become the ---/f7ith illformationjrom It'U7JJ.iatimes.cOtll, the chief basis for the reef structure. Unit'fJrSity of the Vir-gin Lrfands n!)J'IJJ.ut'iJdu and One of the unique features of coral is the 11l1J'lv.marinebi%gy.org. symbiotic relationship it forms with a upjcellular algae called zooxanthellae, which gives the coral its colouring. The algae is sheltered by the hard rtemmer@imprint.uwaterioo.ca

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Aiding space medicine through laziness Afterplayinglhousands of solitaire games, reading 29hooksandwatching25movies,StephenSl1itzky can once againlivtlife back on his feet, literally. The healthy and physically fit 31-year-old man became the first of two men to undergo a scientific study to aid research in space medicine. He has been bed-ridden si.:1ce August, forced to maintain his head slightly lower than his feet for 12 weeks. The study, funded by NASA and the National Space Biomedical Research_ Institute, will compare the body responses of Snitzky and other volunteers who undenvel1tphysical e.xcercisesthat resembled wcightlessness for 20 minutes a day, five days a week. Research and joint examination will continue ut1tilSnitLkyisfullyrecovereciandreadytogohack toworkinJanuaryasamanagerof anH&RBlock. Qiocangga father of millions Approximately 1.5 million direct descendants of Qiocangga, the grandfather of the founder of the Qing dynasty, live today in north-east China and Mongolia. The genes researched by Dr. Chris Tyler··Smith provided a specific "genetic surname" of a certain family. More specifically, the Y chromosome of the studv showed that the majority of the genes researched did not show a majority population in the Han area. Rather, the genes were traced back 500 years before the Qing dynasty to northern China. At the time of Qiocangga, there were approximately 100 million people living in China compared

Pharaohs drank red wine Traces of vintage found in King Tutankhamen's tomb show evidence that he was a red wine drinker. The process ..-. invented by Maria Rosa Gausch-Jane ._-- gave archaeologists a tool to discover the colour of ancient \v1ne by specifically targeting the colour compound syringic acid, not fuund in white wine. Information left on wine labels provided the name of the product, year of harvest, the source and the vine grower, but not the colour. Scientists had speculated that the wine may have been red from red and purple dra\v1ngs of grapes l.Jeing pressed, yet the colour of King 'rut's wine was still not scientifically proven. l\lolecular archaeologist Patrick McGovern has traced grade resi~iue in northern Iran that dates ,vine·· making to 5400 BCE. Nature unearths ancient Shinnecock manl Many ancient ceremonies thrived in the Shili1necock tribe, but never has a reburial CCi'!:mo ny been considered. Such is now the case as !arnes Richeson recently fell upon bones ne;r the eastern coast of Long Island after erosion had damaged the area due to days of torrential rain. Accompanying the body were two artif{\cts, a ceramic howl and a pipe covered with orn;,te geometric markings, both dating back as far as 700 BCE These will he re-bu,.<1.ed oncc scientific analysis is completed. It is no secret that the level of the ocean is rising, thereby cn:au,ug considerable erosion jj1 the past fe·w decades. rb!om@imprint.uwaterloo.ca


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This is where the statistical analysis comes into play. A database of clinical findings have been accurnlating data for 10 years from over 3,000 patients \-vith 9,000 images and over 9,000 YC"ars of follow-·up patient records. Using this yastamountof infixmation and statistical methods, the growth rate of aneurysms was determmed. A more powerful. discoyery was an obvious threshold to the diameter of the aneurysm when rupture or dissection was most likely to happen. This provides physicians \vith the ability to scientifically determine who is ready for surgery and who does not require it yet. The threshold is also influenced by the history of the patient; a patient \\rith no accompanying illnesses and no family history of aneurysms would be treated differently than a patient presenting Marfan's syndrome and an extensive family history of aneurysms. Marfan's syndrome is a connective tissue disorder that increases the

probability of a rupture or dissection occurring at: smaller diameters than in a normal patient. This means the second patient will be sent to surgery earlier than the first. The research also leads to the identification of people in whom aneurysms would be more common. Persons affected \,rith connecti\Te tissue disorders are more likely to have complications involving aneurysms. Another group of pet)ple who are at a higher risk are those with family histories of aneurysms. It was found that aneurysms h;ve a strong genetic component and in some cases the trait is dominant,meaningthatthe child only needs to inherit one "aneurysm gene" to be susceptible to the disease. These conclusions allow for a mote cfficient approach to treating patients and offer better outcomes for all patients. .t\nother recommendation made by the research team was that any individual considering pursuing int~nse

weight training should have regular examL'lations done to locate any possible aneurysms. \\7eight training does not increase the likelihood of an aneurysm forming, butitdoesincrcase the likelihood of rupturing an existing aneurysm. Through the help of Iarge··sca.lc data observation and statistical analysis, the sdence of diagnosing and treating diseases such a<; aneurvsms has increased g--reatly. This type o{research is being conducted at many centres, even on our Ol)ln campus. The Biomechanics Research Group, a part of the applied .matbematics department, is currently researching cerebrospinal Huid (CSf) motion in the brai.ns of people affected with hydrocephalus, a disease affecting the flow of CSF through the brain causing pressure to build up inside the head. The group's work has provided novel software to neurosurgical teams that assist in the management of hydrocephalus.

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da"'·Tl of our age has seen our minds and researchers one thing - innovation in endless search to create faster and more efficient mod\.() solve the world's problems. I.JJ(tln,ecl:l!l.g work by this university ted to exactly that - a medical breakthrough in identifying bacteria an\:! tseating infections. .Six years ago, biochemical Prof. Susan Mikkelsen, along with fonncr PhD student Peter Eft!, fell upon a technique for rapid identification of bacteria while analyzing the r;;:~ponse waves of electrochemical re~pil~tion of bacteria. Previously, once isolated in the lab, the bacteria would he cultivated and analyzed with both the absence and presence various antibiotics. The premise of this is that bacteria need to grow 'lffJer to confirm any validity of b:1cteria in question, resulting in ,,,,,,T,,. ·,·,, between 4 and 72 hours t{)t

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utes by a process of direct measure~ practice around the world. ment of cellular activity discovered "The company was founded by .Mikkelsen and Ertt" in 2002, but there is still a lot of \v'hat. J'vIikkelsen and Ertl found chemistry and microbiology to be was that under certain influences developed. We haye to build the instrument to make the measure(sugar, amino acids and antibiotics), the respiratory response for different ments and validate them and electronics and machining still need to bacteria is unique. The respiration of bacteria is one of many different be developed." \vays to measure its viability. Onder Realistically it would take sevthe correct antibiotic, the bacteria \vill eral years for the instruments to be show slower electrochemical respirafully compatible in every hospital. tion compared to that of an ineffi"It needs to go through FDA and cient antibiotic, which results in no Health Canada. W"e're looking at change of respiration. Compilation potentially a licencing event when of these unique responses will allow we have the technology developed to the point where we could license rapid identification, thereby allowing immediate results in recognizing both to one of the three competitors in known and unknown bacteria. the field - which will take another "At this point we have a datatwo years. So we're looking at three base of about 25 organisms," said to four years before it will be on the market." Mikkelsen. "These are the mo\,t inlportant ones that they'll see in RapidLabs has an association the healthcare and hospital labs. with the Waterloo Region MicrobiWe're continually expanding that ology Lah at Grand River Hospital database foridenand is located in - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Kitchener. Dr. tification." Doctors often DivaThat identification Dimitrios begin treatment ris, pathologist with an expenprocess can now and medical disive, wide-spec~ rector of the lab, be cut down to trum antibiotic, has been a prime since susceptibilfactor in the forless than 30 ity tests require mation of Rapdays to complete. minutes by direct idLabs alongside The prescription Mikkelsen. The measurements of firm has assem·· is often changed once the results bled a Scientific cellular activity are in. With l\1ikI\dvisorv Board kelsen's improve---_.._---- chaired by Divaris ment, patients that is currendy w--ill receive proper treatment quicker made up of practising dinical miand more efficiently, allowing concrobiologists and pathologists. siderable savings in the healthcare Ertl is now a research associate at system and a significantly improved the Institute of Nano··Svstem Techoutcome for patients. Statistically, nologies, a division of the Austrian up to $4 million annually could be Research Centres in Vienna. saved by simply cutting the time by Por more information on this fiye hours per bed for a hospital of discovery, visit the RapidLahs web500 beds. page al www.rapidlabs.com. Othex Commercialization of this new ongoing research and technique will be made possible J\fikke]sen and "The throu!!h RapidLabs, a company Research Group" can be D:mnd at created bv l\Iikkclsen to etlsur~ th;t sciborg.uwatcdoo.ca/ the disc~ven· can be successfull\' implemented in modern medic~l rblom@imprint.uwaterioo.ea

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Warriors second to Gee Gees Modest Naismith finish for the home team James Rowe SPECIAL TO IMPRINT

The Waterloo Warriors men's basketball team came up short in its attempt to defend its Naismith Classic title on Homecoming weekend. The Warriors were able to bounce back from an opening night loss to the eventual champions, the Ottawa Gee Gees, to finish the tournament with two impressive wins to wrap up second place with a record of 2-1. The Warriors began the tournament Friday night against the Gee Ciees,in amatchup of two teams that qualified for the CIS Championships in Halifax last season. Both teams struggled on offence in the first half before Waterloo went on an 11-4 run to close the half with a 30-25 lead. The Warriors would be unable to make the lead stand up in the second half however, as the Gee Gees were able to find their offensive rhythm. Led by fifth-year guard Marco Jovic, wbowouldfinishwith 14 points on the night, the Gee Gees pulled away from the Warriors on their way to a 63-51 victory. Coach Tom Kieswetter said that the size and physical play of the ~. Gees was hard for the Warriors to deal with. "One of our main concerns this year is team size, our ability to bang with the bigger teams. This was a physical game and we ran out of gas in the second half." Despite UW's struggles on offence, Graham Jarman finished the game's high scorer with 25 points. On Saturday night, the Warriors looked to rebound against the University of P.E.I. Panthers, who had routed Royal Military College in their opening game. The Warriors came out strong and were able to grab control of the game early with strong rebounding and tough defence, led byJarman who had three steals in the opening half. UW opened the second half with a 35-26 edge, but the Panthers were able to claw their way back into the

game, led by the play of forward Doug McKinney. The 6'9" McKinney would finish the game with 17 points and an incredible 19 rebounds. Despite the gargantuan effort from McKinney, the Warriors were able to pull away late in the game for a 78-65 victory, levelling their tournament record at 1-1. Waterloo's Michael Davis was the game's top scorer with 21 points in the win. The Warriors' Sunday afternoon encounter with the 0-2 RMC Paladins was rendered completely meaningless earlier in the day when Ottawa defeated P.RI. to finish 3-0 and clinch the Naismith Oassic title. Despite having nothing to play for, the Warriors completely dominated the Paladins from start to finish, thoroughly outclassing them in every area. Waterloo took a comfortable 3619 lead into the half and was able to expand that lead while giving their bench players and rookies significant playing time. UW used a balanced scoring attack to double up the¡ Paladins by a final score of 64-32. Fourth-year guard Olivier Quesnel led the Warriors with ten points. The final standings for the Naismith Classic saw the Gee Gees take the title at 3-0, the Warriors in second at 2-1, UPEI in third with a 1-2 record and the Paladins going winless at 0-3. Ottawa's Jovic was named the tournament MVP, averaging 17.3 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. The tournament all-star team consisted of UPEI's McKinney and Sherone Edwards, Jermaine Campbell of Ottawa and UW's Jarman and Davis. The Naismith Oassic marks the end of the pre-season schedule, and with the team coming off two impressive wins it appears that the Warriors are heading in the right direction as the games begin in earnest.

The Warrior men battle it out at the boards in the heat of the Naismith tournament.

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ATHLETES OF THE WEEK Scott Arnold, Cross Country

Scott, a fifth year EnvironmentaVBusiness student from Waterloo, Ontario, led the Warriors to a fifth place team finish competing at the ~UA XC Championships this past weekend in Kingston â&#x20AC;˘ . Scott placed third overall individually claiming the bronze medal in the 10km event. Based on his performance, Scott was selected as an ~UA All-Star.

Vi(ky lounder, Field Ho(key Vicky, a third year Engineering student from Halifax, Nova Scotia, was named player of the game for the Warriors in two games this past weekend at the ~UA Field Hockey Championships held in Ottawa. Vicky was the player of the game in a tough playoff loss to York 1-0. And she was named player of the game in the OUA 5th place game netting the only goal for , Waterloo in a 2-1 loss to St.Mary's..

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UWWomen fight to the finish and place third Marlenne Nguyen

Brock continued .their seemingly endless offense throughout the second half and pocketed an easy 63-45 win. Although the Warrior women walked away from the Naismith basketball With 20 points, 2 rebounds and 1 tournament without a first- or secsteal, Melanie Belore was Waterloo's top scorer. ond-place finish, they managed some victories. On Sunday noon proved to be the in audition to improving upon last Warriors' lucky hour. yeat's 0-3 record by winning 64-54 in The Hawks snatched an early thdt last game against the Humber lead and continued their offensive Colege Hawks, the Warriors edged rebounding to finish the first half out;Humber for third place, ending 37-23. Despite the deficit, the Warthe tournament behind York and riors strayed from neither their Brock. game plan nor their opposition's 1'heweekendcompetitionbegan side of the court. on ;Friday afternoon with a fierce With 2 steals and 8 points, Melanie def"iensive fight versus the York Belore led Waterloo's defensive tranLions. sition, preventing the Hawks from The Warriors had, a strong start, widening their lead. ovtlrwhe1ming the Lions with a 6-0 The second half saw a more run. With 8 points and 8 rebounds, energized women's team. With a GiUian Maxwell led the Warriors' concentrated balance of sweat and scoring and seemed close to reachskill, the Warriors' transition offence double-double. By halftime, and tight pressure defense allowed them to take the lead. York regained momenpushed 2 points ahead of After suffering two consecutive losses, UW had passion and deterrv for a win, both teams mination to spare, which helped shqwe ~xtreme focus coming secure their win despite Humber's in~ the second half, but UW had unwillingness to surrender. Even difficulty dropping their shots. the Hawks' Tanya Castang's defense Although Maxwell attained her and 15 points failed to stop the do~ble-double, the rest of the Warriors. te~'s offence was stopped short Waterloo's Alyssa Prevett contriband rendered ineffective, walking uted 12 points, 2 rebounds and a steal a~v with a 52-37 loss. to Waterloo's 64-54 win. Saturday afternoon featured a Upon Naismith's conclusion, Gil~ ~up against the Brock Badgers, lian Maxwell, with 32 points and 33 wb4>seoverpoweringstrengthleftthe rebounds, was named a tournament '. truggling to maintain solid all-star. v. If the Waterloo women's basket,'glln .the game ~ith ift:~.*, ball,te~, sustains their p,a~!6'.n_aIld t ran into problems with co-operative strength as a squ~d, it is sure to carry success into tht:'tegular ensive transition. Soon, arriors were forced to spend season. ajority of their effort chasing afi the Badgers, who finished the - with jiksfrom UW Athktics first half 36-17. ' mnguyen@imprint.uwaterloo.ca IMPI'IlHT STAFF

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SIMONA CHERLER

McGill matter shines national spotlight on hazing ~"owe

"Hazing is used in the establishmentof hierarchies," she says. "Idets the rookies know that they are at the , October 18, McGill University bottom and they must earn their way c~OOed an investigation into a into the team." co~nt about hazing activities Kevin Young, a professor of by its football team by cancelling sociology of sport at the University the remainder of its varsity football of Calgary, agrees with the "rite of sea$On. passage" theory. "Hazing is, to be }\coording to the official report understood as a form of socializaof the investigation, the incident, tion, or of induction into groups," which took place on August 27,. said Young. "involved nudity, degrading positions Having been hazed himself as viours,gagging, touching in a rugby player in both Ontario and riate manners with a broomthe United Kingdom, Young was well as verbal and physical not surprised by a new incident, but tion of rookies." was shocked by what he described as e 18-year-old rookie who filed "the excessive nature" of the McGill complaint with the university has incident. left the school. "Hazing spans a wide spece incident has garnered widetrum of actions, from harmless spread media attention in Canada, hijinks to degrading incidents," shc1eking many in the public commusaid Young, who has studied violence nity and fuelling debate on how such in sport and hazing for 20 years now. inddents can be avoided in the future ''This was certainly on the extreme and why they take place at all. end of the spectrum." ,Dr. Margery J. Holman, an as-路 Young said that the initiation that sociate professor in the department he experienced in his playing days ot~ology at the University of included drinking excessive amo'Wts W~r and co-editor of the book . of alcohol, eating live gofdfish, Ala .' e Team: Inside the World 0/ performing public stripteases and Spo 'onsandHazing,has studied being forced to march naked through thI'subject since the late 1980s. dormitories. ,i Holman says that while many Manycurrent student-athletes told pe(:)ple see hazing and initiation as a stories of rookie nights that were r'rire of passage, a process of bonding much more respectful than those ~d of bringing new people into the which Young experienced. The list fokd," it also goes beyond that. of rookie initiation activities included iTOtMPRINT

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such harmless acts as having to stand up and tell a joke at a team dinner, or being forced to carry water hotdes and team equipment bags throughout the season. Most stories, however, revolved around alcohol. One athlete told of drinking beer from an old shoe. Although not forced, the player said, "it's kind of an unwritten rule, so you just do it."

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Dr. Margery J. Holman associate professor

This "grin and bear it" approach is the most common mindset among rookies, although some enjoy being hazed. One such rookie, Matt, from an eastern Ontario university, proudly told of the initiation that took place at his rookie night earlier this season. After being forced to Chug beer, the rookies had to sprint naked across a field. ''Then they [the veterans] dressed us in women's clothes and gave us a

60-ounce bottle of rye that we had to drink straight between the ten of us [rookies]," Matt continued. The rookies were then blindfolded and placed in a line. The veterans poured beer through the naked buttocks of the first rookie in line and gave it to the second player to drink. This was repeated all the way down the line, until all the rookies had drunk from the beer. The nudity and cross-dressing involved in this story is consistent with most initiations, according to Holman. "Hazing usually has an asp~ct of sexualization involved. By making male players dress up like women to demean or degrade them conveys the message that women are inferior citizens." Although most of the recent high-profile incidents have involved male athletics, Dr. Holman says that the number of incidents ip.volving women's teams is rising. ''Women are attempting to 'catch up' to men in all area,s of sports, including hazing," she says. ''Both sexes accept hazing as a part of sports." While many schools point to a strict "zero tolerance p<>licy" on hazingwithin their athletic departments, Young says policy in and of itself is not enough to solve the problem. "Oftentimes policy has the unintended effect of disguising problems and pushing these events into a more

underground or subterranean setting," said Young. "Instead of having 'rookie night,' they'll call it 'veteran appreciation night,' but it remains the same thing. "There needs to be intervention at the grassroots level, athletes need to be taught a climate without degradation." Matt's story is a perfect example of what Young is referring to. When asked if his coach was aware of the rookie night activities, Matt said "Yes and no. "He knew that we were having a rookie night and that there would be some serious drinking, but I don't think he knew anything about the nudity that would be involved." Here at the University of Waterloo, the athletic department has had a formal zero tolerance policy for over a decade now and has also begun other attempts to curb hazing within its varsity sports. At the heginning of each season, the athletic department hosts a "freshman orientation night" in which all rookie student-athletes are told that they have the right to refuse any initiati<;m. There is also a leadership seminar which is mandatory for team captains to attend, with the hazing policy being one of the key points of the seminar. See HAZING, page 30


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The OUA itself has no formal policy on hazing, as it is the responsibility of each individual university to police itself. "We encourage all institutions to take a zero-tolerance stand, but we ourselves have no authority to discipline athletes or issue sanctions," said David Dubois, the president of the OUA. "We have no authority over the actions of athletes, only over the sport itself." Some schools within ~he OUA have tried to deter hazing in different ways. In 1997, Carleton University implemented a system in which each student-athlete must sign a code of conduct prior to the beginning of the season. The code of conduct contains clear warnings of the penalties that will be levied if any hazing takes Since the implementation of system, there has only been one rulnor off.~nse which was alcohol related, according to Carleton athletic director Dl:ew Love. When asked if the UW athletic department has considered following Carleton's model, athleric director Judy McCrae said that all athletic departments in the OUA share information about their

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systems. The athletic department then considers all that information together to make the right choice for the university. "\Ve've considered other systems, such as Carleton's, but things that work on one campus might not work on another," said 1\.fcCrae. "Each campus has its own culture." The coaching personnel of varsity teams here at Waterloo also play a large role in preventing hazing from occurring on their teams. Chris Triantafilou, the head coach of the Warriors football team, informs his team captains at the start of each season that no amount of hazing will be tolerated and that if it does take place, the captains will be suspended. Triantafilou said that he believes it is difficult for some teams to cut off the tradition of initiation all at once. ''The hardest thing is breaking it off because the last group of rookies wants to do to others what was done to them." Tom Kieswetter, head coach of the men's basketball team, holds a meeting with his captains each year in which he reiterates the zero tolerance policy to them. All student-athletes are made aware of the school's policy on hazing.

Kieswetter believes that there is a different attitude among today's varsity athletes compared to when he played for the Warrior~ basketball team. "There used to be a bit of a feeling of acceptance that you were going to get hazed," he said. "It seems today everyone is more enlightened, players realize you don't have to humiliate rookies to make them feel accepted." Despite the measures that UW and other schools take, there are still many confirmed incidents that have taken place. In 1998 there were confirmed incidents at both Western and McMaster. McCrae noted that UW has also had incidents of hazing during her tenure as athletic director and that some of them were quite severe, although she declined to go into the specifics of the incidents. Although hazing is a tough issue to combat, Young believes it can be curbed, but only if the people responsible for sports in universities playa direct role. "An open, accountable, honest debate is needed on university campuses;' he said. "Some athletic directors say that no problem exists on their campus, well that flies in the tace of the research that we have

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done. It happens everywhere. Sports teams and institutions need to take a closer look at what is going on." Dr. Holman believes that the policies universities have in place are a good start, but that they are not being used properly. "My suspicion is that the policies are fine, but the manner in which they are implemented is not," she said. ''It seems as though theyareimplemented to protect the institutions, rather then being implemented to protect the people within the institutions. They need to be implemented with strength to be able to force social change." Although the recent events are both disappointing and regrettable,

e t Young is hopeful that somethingpQsitive can come from itif other universities use it to help themselves prevent hazing in a more efficient way. "It (the incident at McGill] is profoundIy upsetting to everyone who has optimism and an intc!'est in sport," he said. "It's an age-old problem; we are fighting against centuries of custom and tradition in sports. "But it is also an opportunity for all schools to look at what happens in their own houses, to examine their own policies and see what is and isn't working. "McGill is definitely not the only school where hazing is taking place."

The immeasurable change within half a century of hockey

\Vhat a difference 50 years makes. It was pure coincidence that last weekend, during Todd Bertuzzi's first visit to Denver since his actions broke the neck of Colorado Avalanche forward Steve Moore, I picked up the October J 0 issue of Aiadeatl's magazine. With the deafening boos for Bertuzzi sen'-Lng as background noise, I found a retrospective article from September 17,1955. Sidney Katz, the article's author, set out to examine the forces leading to the infamous Richard Riots in Montreal five months prior. In a game against Boston on March 13, 1955, Maurice "Rocket" Richard - the league's leading scorer -- twice swung his sdck in tomahawk fashion and struck Bruins defenceman Hal Laycoe in the head and shoulders. Then, as linesman Cliff Thompson tried to subdue the superstar, Richard turned and nailed him with a series of flying fists. NHL President Clarence Campben matched the Rocket's actions with a suspension that spanned the final games of the regular season and the entirety of the playoffs. Canadiens fans, fearing the suspension would cost them the Stanley Cup (which it did), responded three days later with a massive riot that forfeited a game, injured dozens and ripped through downtown Montreal. _ Bertuzzi's incident needs no recount. The Canuck circles behind Moore, challenging him to a fight as redemption for Moore's hit on Vancouver captain Marcus Naslund three weeks prior. Moore refuses and begins to skate away before Bertuzzi grabs his sweater, drops his stick and hammers Moore with a gloves-on right hand. Moore ends up with a _broken neck and postconcussion symptoms that stin haunt him today. Two men, two mistakes, two very different results. What a difference 50 years makes. ' Richard had a legion behind him --tens of thousands in number- so

passionate about him that they tore apart their own city in the name of moral support. Richard was a di;ity. He pleaded with fans to resist the urge to duplicate the actions of March 16, 1955 and they complied. Bertuzzi had his 18-man team, his family, his lawyer and not m\:ich else. Canucks fans were - at best pseudo-defensive of their power forward's actions. Some Vancouverites became downright vengeful. Bcrtuzzi \vas. so vilified and violated that he was forced to build a 12-foot-high fence arolmd his home in the southwest corner of Kitchener. Richard's actions and the subsequent riot made headlines as far away as London, England but the incident was not a global affair. Richard was not the villain; that spot was reserved· for Camphell, who was accused of everything including an Anglophone bias in levying the suspension. Bertuzzi's actions made him an unfortunate American television celebrity. Newspapers across the western world published screenshots from the broadcast of the incident. Outlets like CNN ran alleged exposes on the perverted psyche of the hockey player, with Bertuzzi as their poster boy. Richard benefited from the absolute emotion fans bf Les Habitants possess. He made a mistake and was forgiven quickiy --- after \\'inning five straight Stanley Cups from 1956-1960. Bertuzzi will likely never be for.. given, no matter how many rings or scoring titles he may win. He's still public enemy number one in eVery arena he plays in. He still awaits a civil suit filed by Moore, who has controversially taken hockey off the ice and U;to the court~o()m. RegardIess of the result, Bertuzzi \vill always be shrouded with his tea,m's game on March 8, 2004. The lives of Richard and BernJzzi were undoubtedly changed by their actions. But while many people {)utside Montreal have never heard. of the Richard riots and the incident that preceded it, Bertuzzi stepped on the ice in Denver and \vas reminded -- vocally ._-- of a moment nearly 20 months ago that will not St~em to go away. What a difference 50 y<:ars makes. amcguire@imprint.uwaterloIJ.ca


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OUA Consolation Finals Oct, '1:9 - Brock 22, Waterloo 10 \\~!te.doo faced the Brock Badgers in. the Happy Cup last Saturday to battle fonhe bronze medal in the 0 UA finals. \'(bile they were demolished in the setni·finals versus \Vestem, the \Xlar.riCmI didn't go down so easily against rlH;&.idgers. With four tries fromBrock, of a t'k'o··point conversion, the \X·"."ft.n..~ were defeated 22-10. The '",()Inen fought back with two tries of th.ir own, both from Diane Kdly. their best efforts, Waterloo not destined for the ·win and the fourth place spot in the

fili}hi Hockey Playoff., 27 - 'York 1, Waterloo 0

The York Lions imd Saint Mary's put an end to the \Varriors' season last week in OUA quarterfinal OC,iOfl. On "Thursday, both the Lions and ~!a!riors created numerous chancscore the first goal, but ·Waterloo control halfway through the first. M,lintajning their momentum entering the tX.><::ond half, York's Melissa Pascal §cored ihe lone goal of the game in the 4~h rnmute of play and brought the Iv,)!"" to the semi-final round.

O<:t. Z8 • Saint Mary's 2, Waterloo 1 \Vlth one loss already over their the Warriors entered their sCfood quarterfinal round against the Saint.Ma.ry's Huskies, who had similar luck versus the Golden Gaels the previous day, losing 1-0. Saint Mary's, all the way from Halifax, Nova Scotia, ditj not ~ome all that way for nothing. l1lird-year Halifax native Vickie I~?under scored \Vaterloo's only goal, which the Huskies answered to create a

second half came to a close, the two teams moved into overtime. The fi:J:st shootout proved to be full of scOril1g, asJenny Crawford,Jess Junker

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and less Button all scored tor \'lVaterloo. Sai1~t Mary's fought back with three goals as well, the game still \vithout a victor. Jenny Crawford scored again t<J! the \'lVa.rriors in the second 5hootout, but her efforts weren't enough to overcome the Huskies, who scored two goals to take the \,,1.n. Despite the victory, Saint Mary's failed to reach the semi-final fOtmd and the seasons of both teams were ended. Men's Soccer

OUA Playoffs Oct. 26 - Waterloo 2, Queen's 1 The Warrior men faced off against the Golden Gaels last Wednesday, October 26 in the first round of OUA playoffs. The first half of the game SaI.V no scoring, both tean1S shutting each other down offensivek The second half, ho\vever, kindled slightly more excitelnent with a struggle tor the kad. \,\'atcrloo's rookie Oingruna Yang scored first at 60 minutes, onlv to be an, swered at 89 minutes bv the Gads to tie the game. At 99:59, W~terloo regained the lead ·with a goal from tc)Urth-year Robert Cerullo. The Warriors managed to hang onto the win and move into the OUA quarterfinals. OUA Quarterfinals Oct. 29 - Western 4, Waterloo 0 The Mustangs halted Waterloo's season ,,1.th a 4-·0 victory in the quarterfinals on Saturday.. Besides their stmng efforts, the \Vaxnors could not keep a lid on Western's Jason Dethomasis, who scored three of the team's four goals. As d1e Mustangs cashed in their unanswered goals, the Waterloo defence, which had stood so tall the previous game, seemed to falter along \vith keeper Hermes Juarez. The offence was mediocre, not managing to aid their defence and goalie whatsoever. 'The Warriors ended their season tied for ninth place ·with 11 points (3-5-2). Women's Soccer

OUA Playoffs Oct. 26 - Waterloo 1, Carleton 0 'The Warriors and the Ravens played a fairly quiet game last Wednesday, Oc-

tober 26. 'The first half saw no scoring at all and the second saw one \Vaterloo goal by third-year Steph Clutterbuck, mid-hal£ With their trademark defense, the Ravens held the Warriors to few quality chances all game, but \Vatedoo broke through and disturbed the perfect score. The goal left Carleton speechless and the Warriors maintained the 1·0 win. \V;'aterloo keeper Cat..herine Vanderburgh t.mned a shutout to put the Ravens outof the playoffs and advance the \Y!atriors to the quarterfiIJ.als.

OUA Quarterfinals Oct. 29 - Ottawa 4, Waterloo 0 The Warriors said farewell to thei.r season last Satmday, as a 4--0 loss to the Ottawa Gee·Gees put them out of the OUA quarterfinals. Ottawa netted two goals in the first half which Waterloo failed to answer. The Gee-Gees added two more goals in the second and completely shut down any \Vaterloo attacl" \Vaterloo keeper Catherine Vanderburgh played less than stellar, along with the .rest of the team, who could not manage one goal against the Gee-Gees' top-notch defense and goaltending. Ottawa will next face Brock in the semi-finals. Waterloo ended dle season in eighth place overall four divisions with 15 points, while Ottawa ended up in first with 30 points. Badminton

Oct. 29 - Waterloo 8, Ryerson 5 In the second-last game before OUA finals, Waterloo conquered Ryerson to take first place overall by a landslide. With six points, their dosest competitors sit four points back in the standings. The Warriors opened up the game successfully, taking four of the six singles matches. The Rams pushed the Warriors back, with wins in both of the men's doubles matches. The women pulled through, however, winning their two doubles matches, leaving Waterloo with six points going into mixed matches. The Warriors won two out of three mixed - losing their first mixed match all season. Despite that, the two points added to their score

iggest problem? Pre atu

N ow don't get me wrong ---- I love the Leafs like a fat kid loves cake, bnt they have some problems. The media is overreacting and Toronto ,\,,,,n't be Sam Cassell ugly. Nobody, or fans, has Toronto doing mueh this season. The reasons? Disastrous defence, forwards, too much size, too speed and far too few brains. AJI l!1 one bad-backed Belfour and we're all stuck rooting for Charlie Vilianueva come spring. J have been a card-carrying citizen of Leafs Nation since Wendel Clark was drafted about four !)]onths after my conception, and I'm having slight deja vu. You know ...when the last time a James Norris

Trophy spent a winter in Hogto...vn? Try the number of black people that George Bush likes. The two main issues, they stress, are the loss of Brian Leetch and that our defence was built for power, not speed. Um, guys? Leetch played in exactly 28 games in his illustrious Leafs career. H.e is smart and sav-vy, but there was life before Leetch. And too slow to play in th.e new NHL? That's like saying Ruben Studdard is too fat to sit in the new airplane seats. When has our Dever been up to par? Yes, Lindros is another concus, sion away from enrolling at York University, and it's true that Allison has played in as many games the past three years as Ak.i Berg should have. But let's not forget what the once-retired-due-to.·injury Gary Roberts did for us and the fact that we all loved Mogilny and Nieuwendyk even though they'd struggle to have one decent back between the two of them.

proved sufficient to defeat the Rams 8-5. The Warriors head to \1(1estern on Sunday and look forward to the OUA fin;ls November 20.

Mora, and Matt Iannetta. \Vaterloo plays Brock November 5 at 7:30 p.m. in St. Catherine's. ..

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Oct. 27 - Western 6, Waterloo 2 Last Thursday, the Warriors suffered tl1rough an upset at the John Labbatt Centre in London surrounded by 1,500 hometown fans. \Vaterloo's Frank Fazio scored the first goal of the game, gaining an early lead in the first t·wo minutes. Hm;vever, the ,',-IustanQ';; had more than one answer to that Wi/:ll three goals of lheir m\-Tl. \Vaterloo staned off the second on a good note \\1.th a goal from Doug Spooner eight minutes in. \'lVestern silenced the \Varriots once again with two more goals in the second, and a final goal in the third. C~oaJ.tender Curtis Darling felt a little sh--lli::y between the pipes, though he successfully stopped 39 of 45 shots, ending the gan1ev.ritha sayepe-rcentage of .867.W'aterloowasheavilyout··shot, 4-5 to 30, perhaps giving sorr~e explanation to the lopsided outcome. \'\!aterloo assists went to 1htt Lc\1.cki (2), Ryan Macgregor and Kevin Hurley. Oct. 29 - Waterloo 5, Western 3 The 6-2 loss to the Mustangs seemed only to fuel the Waxnors' fury as they defeated Western 5-3 on Satutdav. Iniame two, the Warriors found th~­ selves down 3--Ointhesecond.Refusing to take another loss, second-year Doug Spooner battled back and managed to score a goal late in the second to begin the Waxnors giant comeback. . TIle thh-d period saw third-year lV1ikeDella Mora and Spooner score to tie up the game with six minutes left. WJ.th. a minute rem'aining, second-year Jordan Brenner scored the winning goal. At 17 seconds, showingnomercy, Brenner scored a second goal, securlng the win for the Warriors, 5-3. De&-pite the fact that Western outshot Waterloo 32-29, goaltender Curtis Darling stood. on his head to contribute to the Waxnor victory, with a .909 save percentage. Waxnor assists went to Matt Levick.i (2), Kevin Hurley, Shane Hm (3), AJex Macdonnel, Bre-rmer, DelJa

Oct. 29 - Queen's 5, Waterloo 1 The \'7arriors endured back-to·· back losses last weekend versus tl1t~ Golden Gaels. \Vaterloo seemed to lack someiusl1'e,losing 5·1 to the Gads and playing their poorest game all season. \\1th Queen's up by three going into ilie third, Waterloo attempted a comeback, with a goal from rookie defence lo-ann Scott, assisted by her pati:ner ;)n defence, Andrea Vin·cent. Queen's shut down any hopes the Watriors had for a comeback \vith tl.vo more goals to end the game 5,1. Goalie Alexis l:Iuber maintained a .868 save percentage bombarded with 38 shots. their goalie's remarkable efforts, the Warriors only ans·wered with 14 of their own shots, displaying a serious lack of offensI\Tc muscle. Oct. 30 ~ Queen's 2, Waterloo 1 Game two ve.rsus Queen's on Monday, saw the \¥'arriors put a little more effort into their play. \X'hile Quecn's got off to an early lead by scoring one in the first period, the Warrior defence held them off with a scoreless second period. The Gaels scored another goal in the third, which was answered bv Waterloo centre Kirsten Iindstol, the assist going to second-year Michelle Curtis. Dc, spite this iniprovementin offence, the Warriors could not find the twine, and lost the game 2-1. Alexis Huber once again played outstandingly between the pipes, upping her save percentage to .935. While being outshot 31-24, the Warriors drastically improved their offence and maintained the sa..-ne level of defence and goaltending as in previous games to make for a significantly better game. The women face off against the Golden Hawks on November 5 at 2:00 p.m. at the Wate.rloo Recreation Complex. -

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evacuation

Basically, the Leafs will be the Leafs - first-round ,yin that brings out the octogenarians of the organization, lay a Shatl-sized shit in the second round, and hear about it all summer on Fan 590. I'm used to it. I haven't been around since '67 (coincidentally the only other time one quarter of the players switched teams, then due to the first year of expansion), yet I have seen my fair share of Maple Leaf miseries. \'7ant to know the real reason we can never pull a BoSox? You. It's because of you, you greedy bastard. Leafs fat1s have such high standards that we can't rebuild, and when we do we simply trade away all of our talent at the first sight of post-season success. Remember 1999? ~I'was the last year Dryden, Smith and Hedberg shared GM duties before Quinn took over. \'i;1hat a great year. The organization started to rebuild ,,1.th that bulls hit calIon Gilmour in '93 and Bure killing us in '94. We kept

Qur cradles at capacity and kept away the crippk'l. It caused some rough seasons, but with that new level of Laurier ii1competence came the pieces of t.~at '99 team. We were fast, \ve were gritty, we were Canadian. \i':/e were wh~t the Flames and Lightning were last season. Most goals in the league, six 20goal scorers -- even Berezin had 37. We were a I·Iasek away from Hell freezing over and Sundi1; "'-inning the Cup. Toronto fans started to salivate like Screech catching a glimpse of Li~a's thong at .rYlax's and demanded that we take that final step to redaimingthe Cup. We traded Freddie IVlodin for Cory Cross, whose hands are harder ilia~ Ron when H.errruone tried on her first \'7onderBra. \'7e waived Steve Sullivan to make room for Dmitri Khristich (thee of the Dick Cheney-esque amount of heart), not to mention swapping Adam Mai! for Aki Berg, quite literally Rafael Araujo on skates. McCauley

and Boyes for Nolan. Berezin and Markov for Renberg and Reichel. Corson. Wesley. Cote. Lumme. Eriksson. Housley. Francis. Hoglund. Johansson. Man(son), I could go on for hours. I mean \vhat's next, Jl.ilatt Stajan for Ric Flair? It's hard to win a hockey game when your team is going through a mid-life crisis and Sittillg at home watchi!1..g Martha Stewart instead of Don Cherry. We can't draft (Luca Cereda arlycme?), and don't secm too '\vorried about it Any studs we do raise we ship off for Viaf,Ffa endorsers, and when they move on to geriatric care we bring in Levitra endorsers. Un61 we permit a rebuilding year or >wo (and fire Peddie and Fergu· son), the Leafs won't suck . _- we just won't win. The l.eafs do have problems, but don't worry, we'll be all right - I mean it could be worse; Rob Babcock could be our general manager. -

Matthew Driscoll



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