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Imprint The university of Waterloo’s official student newspaper

vol 29, no 13

Campus beaver mystery solved

Friday, October 13, 2006

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Naismith classic brings out Waterloo spirit

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Government green plan faces criticism

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UW students understand the controversey involved in dealing with environmental issues. The B2 green will be overtaken by a new building by 2009. Suzanne Gardner assistant editor-in-chief

In an effort to attack environmental issues such as air pollution and greenhouse gases, Stephen Harper’s Conservative government announced on October 10 that a Clean Air Act will be introduced into the House of Commons when Parliament reconvenes shortly after the Thanksgiving holiday. According to the announcement on the Conservative party website, the Clean Air Act will take steps

toward: “moving industry away from voluntary compliance toward strict enforcement; replacing the current ad-hoc patchwork regulatory system with clear and comprehensive national standards; and instituting a holistic approach that doesn’t treat the related issues of pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions in isolation.” This announcement comes after environment minister Rona Ambrose spoke before the House standing committee on the environment and sustainable development

at the beginning of October, stating that the Conservative government would very soon be introducing a Clean Air Act. Ambrose explained that the government will be beginning consultations with industry groups to set new targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants. “All targets,” stated Ambrose, “whether short, medium or long-term, will be consulted with industry and provinces and territories. Our government will not set arbitrary targets like the last government did.”

Environment critics across the nation, however, are claiming that the Conservative government’s plan is a strategy of delay, as the government could immediately crack down on these environmental issues by using existing powers under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act. Through the Conservatives route of tabling new legislation, it could be years before the plan is actually implemented. Green Party leader Elizabeth May told Canadian independent political newspaper The Hill Times

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about her belief that the government is attempting to delay its climate change plan until after the next election, and how it will likely take as much as five years until the plan is put to action. “I worked on the Species at Risk Act from when it was first introduced in 1996 until it was passed in 2002,” she explained. “So five years is a rough estimate of getting new legislation through the House.” See HARPER, page 12


N ews Activist inspires social change Friday, october 13, 2006

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news@imprint.uwaterloo.ca News Editor: Ashley Csanady News Assistant: Rachel McNeil

Dinh Nguyen

Ashley Csanady news editor

Imagine giving away all your worldly possessions, moving thousands of miles away from all your friends and family to live in a strange land in a mud hut, sleep on bare sticks and spend your days fetching water and firewood. This is the experience Robin Wiszowaty described, which led her to becoming a spokesperson for Free the Children, a charity aimed at youth helping youth around the world. During her talk October 10, Wiszowaty explained how spending a year in Kenya changed her outlook on life, the meaning of poverty and equality in the global community. Through anecdotes about life in a Masaai village — the aborginal community in Kenya — the value of education to Kenyans and the perspective she gained, Wiszowaty conveyed a powerful message about the need for social activism and awareness in youth. The event was hosted by the Waterloo Public Interest Research Group (WPIRG) and is part of the Canada-Kenya Speaking Tour 2006. UW students were accompanied by students from a local high school, who had already seen Wiszowaty speak and came to hear her again, along with staff who brought their children. She cited statistics like “121 million children across the world who have never stepped foot in a classroom,” or “two billion people who live around the world on less than $2 a day,” but she gave a human face to the numbers with her stories of neighbours left orphaned when their parents died of AIDS or living with the constant fear of getting parasites from your drinking water. “[It] makes a huge difference to see a statistic and hold that statistic in you hand in the form of a friend,” said Wiszowaty. She said that there is one doctor for every 33,000 rural Kenyans, that it’s “the reality of [her] friends … they aren’t just statistics. “While there is poverty in Canada, none of it’s absolute poverty” she explained. According to an article by the United Nations Statistical Commission, absolute poverty can be defined as lacking “the basic needs a person has to meet in order to survive adequately in modern society.” “It doesn’t need to be this way, change is possible,” said Wiszowaty, adding that this is “the first time in our world we have the ability to end absolute poverty … we can’t wait for governments to do something.” According to their website, Free the Children believes “in the asset-based community development (ABCD) model which asserts that sustainable development must be community led. Our programs are based on this proven model. At the heart of the ABCD approach lies the belief that indigenous people, their institutions, skills and capabilities are the most critical resources for development.” Founded in 1995 by a 12-year-old boy, Craig Keiberger, it is now the largest global network of children helping children through education. Over one million people have been involved in their projects in over 45 countries. They focus on four areas: school building,

Dinh Nguyen staff reporter

Australia

Simon Francis Jobson, an Australian fireman wannabe, has been sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of theft, forgery and impersonating a public official. According to an Australian newspaper, Jobson would dress up and play the role of a fireman. He would stop in the middle of traffic accidents and offer his services. In September 2003, he was responsible for breaking into many fire stations and stealing firefighter uniforms and equipment, a spree that lasted until December 2004 when he was arrested and later released. Jobson, who will be eligible for parole in a year, said through Reuters News that he wants psychiatric help. According to his lawyer, Jobson seeks aid because he has a “burning desire to overcome his disorder.” Thailand

Determined to set a world record and defeat the previous score of 11, a Thai snake charmer set up a stage at a beach resort and publicly kissed 19 highly poisonous cobras. The cobras were released one at a time as four other snake charmers stood guard in case of an escape. By the sidelines was a medical team armed with anti-venom, ready to take action in case of cobra bites. Thailand’s Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum, which witnessed the suspenseful event, plan on submitting the score to The Guinness Book of World Records to submit the feat. The Thai man, who has been snake charming part time for 12 years, successfully completed the event unharmed. Austria

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Robin Wiszowaty discusses her experiences in a Massai village in Kenya. “A loonie goes so far,” she later for a clean water project for a Masai alternative income, peacebuilding, and added, “they appreciate every single village in Kenya. They are fundraising healthcare, water and sanitation. When asked what students can thing that we do, every quarter, every again this year, currently at Oktoberfest celebrations at the Kitchener do with their limited resources to toonie. Memorial Auhelp, Wiszowaty ditorium. The said that “it’s the For “the first time in our world we have the K-W Kiwanis responsibility of club said they all of us as global ability to end absolute poverty,” will support the citizens to take group financialpart in our civili— Robin Wiszowaty ly if they have zation [because] the volunteers the world won’t “We have every reason in the world to support their fundraising efforts at change without us changing it.” “Talk about it, know about it, educate to have a pure sense of hope,” is the Oktoberfest. The group is made up yourself, follow the news,” she contin- one thing she would share about her of about 10 core volunteers. To get ued. “People know what’s going on, but experience in Kenya with every student involved, contact WPIRG via e-mail at info@wpirg.org. do they do anything? No! We need to at UW if she had the chance. WPIRG has a Free the Children make it a norm in our daily conversation acsanady@imprint.uwaterloo.ca action group. They raised $768 last year to talk about [poverty].”

Five years after his death, an elderly man’s body was discovered in his bed when authorities were given a warrant to enter his home. The man, Franz Riedl, was believed to have died in his mid-80s. According to an Austrian newspaper, the Daily Kurier, Riedl’s corpse laid undetected for so long because his rent was automatically paid through the bank account where his pension was deposited monthly. There were no complaints of any strange smells. The neighbours and caretaker of the building where Riedl stayed thought he had moved in with a lady who was caring for him. Others thought the elderly man had gone to an old folks home. When police entered the apartment, they saw that the body appeared to be mummified and well-preserved. An autopsy report has not yet been released to the public. dnguyen@imprint.uwaterloo.ca


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The changing faces of the campus beaver

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Some of the different “beavers” Imprint was sent. From left: the midget lumberjack, the mascot beaver and little baby muskrats. Sadly, no real beaver pics yet. Neal Moogk-Soulis staff reporter

If a tree falls on campus, and there’s no beaver in sight, was it really a beaver? Les Van Dongen, from the plant operations department, confirmed that the University of Waterloo does have a resident beaver: “There is a beaver that has been working away at [a] tree for a

few weeks. Mission accomplished.” Imprint’s call for photos last week has yet to produce a photo of the real buck-toothed culprit. The UW police asked that barricades be put up around the scene of the crime. The UW Police were unavailable for comment. Presumably, the barricades are to keep the students away from the inevitable tussle for the tree.

As with many acts of vandalism, others have been quick to claim responsibility. The most prominent is King Warrior, UW’s athletic mascot. Chris Gilbert laughed when he heard this. “I guess he could be a bit confused,” he said, explaining the mascot’s sudden interest in a high fibre diet. Keveen Gabet contacted Imprint about his friend, Taylor Termes, the

midget lumberjack. “I have been following the beaver’s evolution for over a month. The ‘beaver’ felled the tree today (October 7). In order to prevent people from ruining his natural habitat, I am giving you a picture of the actual culprit … yes, it was not a beaver, but a midget lumberjack!!!!!!!! So now that you have the real facts, please leave Mr. Beaver alone.” While the beaver

contents himself with logging, the midget lumberjack logs code in the software engineering program. One reader did send pictures of a muskrat and its family. While they may be cute, it’s likely they were more interested in grass than wood. Who doesn’t like a bit of grass first thing in the morning? nmoogksoulis@imprint.uwaterloo.ca

Integrity in academics Rachel McNeil assistant news editor

As the fall term unfolds, the office for the Federation of Students (Feds) is bursting at the seams with student concerns and important paperwork. However, this isn’t stopping Feds vice-president education Jeff Henry from lending his time to a long-standing cause. With the help of Dr. Don McCabe from Duke University, Henry and other academic integrity committee members  including Bruce Mitchell and Barbara Bulman-Fleming  are conducting a survey regarding the integrity of the University of Waterloo. The web-based survey is accessible to all students, whether grad or undergrad, during the month of October and intends to create a more just environment at UW. “The definition of academic integrity is much broader than offences,” said Henry when asked whether the survey was related to the ideas of academic honesty and offences as specified in UW’s Student Life 101. “It’s not about figuring out if the results reflect positively or negatively as it is about discovering how to foster a better culture here for students and faculty.” Similarly, Bulman-Fleming believes that academic integrity refers simply to the general culture of fairness and trust that exists on the campus. “There have been cases of plagiarism and of students cheating or pretending to be someone else during exams,” Bulman-Fleming says, “and we want to make sure that UW isn’t lagging in its approach.” Over the past 15 years, more than 140 universities and colleges throughout North America (roughly BigStar_NWSPR_6x8.indd 2

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14 Canadian) have taken part in similar surveys. Often, the decision to do so has been a reaction to excessive plagiarism, impersonation or other unethical behaviour. However, the pro-active approach is becoming increasingly popular, as well. Universities are choosing to conduct academic integrity surveys in order to ensure that their credibility as an intellectual institution does not falter. The student survey at UW has be accessible online since October 10 and will continue to run until October 24. Students, who have already been sent assessment information, will receive a total of three e-mails to inform and remind them of the survey and give them more information. Faculty members are being asked to fill out a comparable survey, as well. The infor mation submitted through this site will only be accessible to Dr. McCabe, due to his expertise and interest in the subject. Yet, once Dr. McCabe has reviewed all the material, a general synopsis of the study will be given to UW’s academic integrity committee highlighting areas in which improvements are vital. Student participation is crucial to the outcome of the survey, yet it is entirely voluntary and students are able to exit the questionnaire at any time if they no longer wish to participate. All answers given will aid the academic integrity committee in guaranteeing the credibility UW as a whole. “It’s important for students to know that people can’t just get a UW degree anywhere; it has to mean something,” said BulmanFleming. ramcneil@imprint.uwaterloo.ca


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Corporate philanthropy Symphony struggles, hockey team happy over funding

Last week, The Record ran two stories on its front page that dealt with money. The first reported that the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony desperately needed funding to the tune of $2.5 million by the end of this month or they would have to put away the piccolos. The second reported that Jim Balsillie was going to pay $175 million USD to purchase the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team. These two stories say something about corporate philanthropy these days. Both organizations are institutions in their respective cities. The K-W’s recently celebrated its 60th anniversary. Next year will be the 40th anniversary of the Penguins playing Pittsburgh. Both groups have also straddled the divide between glory and mediocrity, falling on hard times more than once. The symphony has run into various problems over the years. Conductor controversies and issues of board leadership distracted the public from the main purpose of the symphony: making music. The symphony audience has also been

aging, and with the aging of the audience comes the predictable decline in income. The end result is that of the $4.5 million operating budget for last year, the symphony ended in a $600,000 loss. Combined with earlier losses, the symphony is now $2.5 million in debt. $2.5 million sounds like a big number. Some of us aren’t likely to make that in our lifetime. However, split across the citizens of Kitchener and Waterloo, that works out to somewhere between $8 and $10 dollars a head, mere pocket change. Which brings me to Jim Balsillie.

Corporate and personal philanthropy has a strong tradition in Waterloo region. The National Post reported that Balsillie’s RIM stock is worth an estimated $1.4 billion (before the stock took its most recent jump) plus an additional $102 million in options. His annual salary is just under $495,000 a year. He has undoubtably put his Harvard MBA to work to keep a roof over his head. Compared to those types of numbers, $2.5 million is pocket change.

Forbes magazine valued the Penguins at between $114 and $130 million earlier this year. If that’s the case, then Balsillie could have offered less than he did and still had something left over for the symphony. Corporate and personal philanthropy has a strong tradition in Waterloo region. One need only peruse the UW campus to see the names of prominent businessmen and philanthropists who have given personal or corporate clout or money to support various endeavours. When the time came and various groups passed the hat, they pitched in. Two names that come to mind are Lyle Hallman, a major property owner in the area, and Klaus Woerner, who launched ATS. Both Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis have given personal funds to support endeavours in Waterloo. Balsillie’s initial endowment funded the Canadian Institute for Governance Innovation. Lazaridis founded the Perimeter Institute. They have led the way for others. But who am I to tell Mr. Balsillie what to do with his money? What I hope is that a new generation of philanthropists will step in to fill the shoes that were left by the likes of Lyle Hallman, who died in 2003, and Klaus Woerner, who died in 2005. Hopefully one of them likes the symphony. nmoogksoulis@imprint.uwaterloo.ca

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Clarkson coming to campus Suzanne Gardner assistant editor-in-chief

Adrienne Clarkson, Canada’s 26th governor general, journalist and companion of the Order of Canada, will be coming to the Humanities Theatre at Hagey Hall on November 9 at 7:00 p.m. to read from her new book Heart Matters. The event is being hosted by the UW Bookstore in partnership with the One Waterloo diversity campaign, the office of alumni affairs and international education week Waterloo. UW students, faculty and staff may purchase tickets through the UW Bookstore at $5 each. Tickets for UW alumni and community members are $10 each, and are available at the Humanities Theatre box office. A book signing will follow the presentation. Touted as being as open about her private life as her public duties, Heart Matters is a memoir of Clarkson’s life, detailing her family’s escape from Japanese-occupied Hong Kong in 1942, growing up as

a child in Ottawa, studying in both Toronto and France and launching a successful CBC television career, working on shows such as the hard journalism program The Fifth Estate and her own arts program Adrienne Clarkson Presents. Clarkson also reflects on her vast political experiences throughout this autobiographical work, most notably those experiences which occurred during her time as governor general. She served as a representative for Queen Elizabeth II in this position from October 7, 1999 to September 27, 2005 and was the first Chinese Canadian and second woman to hold this title — the first woman being Jeanne Sauvé from 1984 to 1990. The former governor general has received many prestigious awards and honorary degrees in both Canada and abroad. As a member of both the Order of Canada and the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada, Clarkson now resides in Toronto. sgardner@imprint.uwaterloo.ca


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Tongji exchange broadens the UW experience Leslie Havens staff reporter

As Canada’s most innovative university, according to Maclean’s magazine, it should come as no surprise to its students that the University of Waterloo has forged another key tie to the international community. The Faculty of Mathematics has signed an agreement with Tongji University’s school of software engineering and school of economics and management promising to pursue a close partnership. Tongji University, celebrating its centennial next year, is one of China’s most innovative and prominent universities with a reputation for its science, engineering and medical faculties. Part of this partnership includes the Tongji Waterloo Financial Solutions Lab, which officially opened on September 28. The financial solutions lab is located in Shanghai’s Zhangjiang Hitech Park and will become a hub for research involving quantitative and computational finance. The Zhangjiang Hitech Park is located minutes from a subway station and is home to a variety of technological and financial enterprises. Dean of mathematics Amy Aldous has high hopes that Waterloo’s presence in Shanghai will facilitate research and education as the local economy booms. The new facility there will serve as a home base to visiting professors and graduate students conducting research in the area, and will also allow for international educational seminars to be arranged. Tongji University has offered the use of their seminar and conference rooms. The partnership between the Universities is also hoped to result in joint programs allowing students to study both at UW and in Asia.

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With the rise of the middle class in China, actuarial science is expected to become a prominent field. Waterloo hopes to provide professional seminars and research as this occurs. The insurance industry is expected to boom alongside the growing commercialism in the middle class, and this substantial need will require extremely welltrained actuary scientists. Aldous has expressed her hope that this will be an area in which the University of Waterloo can find op-

portunities to be of service to its community. The new facility will also play a role in recruiting students. Prospective students will be able to discuss Waterloo with a staff member, apply for admission or attend an interview at the new location. High school math contests are planned to be hosted by UW in Shanghai to encourage mathematical excellency amongst local students. It is hoped that these services will allow UW to recruit the brightest minds of

tomorrow to enrich our student population. UW alumni in the area will also be able to connect with the facility to access alumni-specific services and events. Given the vibrancy of the local economy and its economic impact in the world at large, many UW alumni have returned to the region after graduation. Services and events here will allow these alumni to remain close to the university’s intellectual community and continue to contribute to it.

The agreement between UW and Tongji University is evidence of the university’s continuing commitment to developing international ties. Other initiatives have been taken with Dalian University of Technology and Nanjing University, both also located in China. With these ties, Waterloo is continuing to develop our reputation as a world class university with a keen interest in international development, education and experience. lhavens@imprint.uwaterloo.ca

Toyota sponsors fellowships for graduate students Tiffany Li staff reporter

President of Toyota, Ray Tanguay, demonstrated his company’s commitment corporate leadership and ideals of promoting higher education with the money he presented on behalf of Toyota, to UW’s Mechanical and Mechatronics Graduate Program. Imprint had the pleasure of speaking with Adel Sedra, the dean of engineering October 11 regarding a gift of $250,000 from Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada. He explained that this gift will accelerate the progress of the faculty’s strategic plan, called Vision 2010, whose mandate is to increase the number of students in the graduate program from 150 to 250 by 2010. By increasing the number of graduate students, there will be an exponential increase in advancing research and technological methods. This will help fulfill the university’s six-decade plan to increase graduate student enrolment. This is where the gift comes in play. The money will be allocated towards funding more graduate grants for students in mechanical and mechatronics engineering. The funds will also enhance the overall program itself, by adding more faculty and

staff members who will continue to provide quality education. The hope is that these graduate fellowships, deemed the Toyota Fellowships in mechanical and mechatronics engineering, will entice more students to enroll into graduate studies for this discipline. Sedra, enthused about the engineering student increase in numbers, added that six to seven students will be receiving the fellowship grants valued at $15,000 at the annual awards dinner next fall. These funds will be generously matched by supervisors within mechanical and mechatronics engineering. The gift will help strengthen the core of the Mechanical and Mechatronics Program because of the increase in graduate students. This will initiate a domino effect, where the faculty will be eligible for financial aid from the Ontario Government. According to Sedra, for every student that enrolls in the graduate program, the Ontario government will provide $46,000 on behalf of each new student. This money could also be used towards financing capital prospects, such as the proposed plans for two new engineering buildings on campus. tli@imprint.uwaterloo.ca




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opinion@imprint.uwaterloo.ca Opinion Editor: Paul Marchwica Opinion Assistant: Ryan Webb

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Undeniable facts and the North Korean affair I’m a country boy at heart. I like the simple life — sitting on my porch, having a few pints with friends and shooting the shit. Things like international affairs only come to the forefront because of either my rampant paranoia or a strong desire to be “in the know.” I mean, really, how can I effectively talk about international affairs without ever having left the country? I’ll offer my opinion on what I think to be fact and try desperately to change the subject to something more substantial like, say, municipal politics. But international affairs make for such interesting conversation. The great bit is that very few of the factoids people bring up can be verified with anything other than a major newspaper. As the old X-Files adage goes: “Trust no one.” I know — or think I know — that right now we’re just chilling out, waiting for North Korea to start some shit. They tested their

bomb — I hear it worked — and some people were kind of angry that they did that. North Korea has always been a threat. They will continue to be a threat and, in all likelihood, will go unchecked unless they actually make a move. I could spew oil conspiracy theories like, well, an oil-spewing well, but that’s all been done before. Everyone knows these things. The most interesting thing I found came from a joke blog set up to demonstrate the clear lack of critical thinking in modern society. The blog, called Undeniable Facts, puts forth ridiculous assertions about science and nature as fact. They’re not; but people think they are. The comments and links reveal that many people were astounded and completely convinced by these “undeniable facts.” This led the author to put up a note. The note was not to the readers, but to teachers who had requested permission to use the experiments and lessons put on the site. Teachers — you know, the people in charge of shaping the leaders of tomorrow. Belief in false science isn’t anything new and it won’t result in the deaths of millions. Belief in false news and assertions will. I would have thought that the public gained a more critical eye after the United States so poorly orchestrated the war in Vietnam.

Instead everyone sits back and accepts all things as fact. You know, the ultra-paranoid in me wants to launch off on a tangent wondering if the North Korean tests are farces designed to align the west against North Korea. But perhaps if the world were a little more cynical about the choice of targets for the US and Canada, we wouldn’t be in a senseless war that’s putting our valuable, skilled and hardworking troops in the face of death. I miss being able to read newspapers without seeing Canadian soldier deaths and wondering if that’s my friend or not or if he had to watch one of his friends die. A small joke blog called Undeniable Facts makes assertions so ridiculous that our welleducated students would balk at the very premise. Yet a portion of the public is willing to accept these ludicrous claims. Not only that but teachers — a part of the public with a social responsibility tantamount to parents. I know I remember what my teachers told me. Imagine if the next Prime Minister received the wonderful lessons put forth by Undeniable Facts. We’d all believe in the periodic table of anti-elements, a wonderful thing where the metals make electricity flow backwards. editor@imprint.uwaterloo.ca

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GRID is bouncing back AIDS kills. This is a message you have doubtlessly seen more times then you can possibly care to count. It has been drilled into you — over, and over, and over. It is shouted at you from giant billboards by Avril Lavigne. It is paraded about during organized marches. It is featured prominently in any lecture on STDs from grade school all the way to university and beyond. It is in print, in movies, in television, in radio broadcasts, and on web pages. It is listed on every condom wrapper you will ever touch in your life. AIDS kills. The sad truth is this message is so prevalent, interwoven into every possible aspect of information exchange, that we have become numb and desensitized to the point that we ignore it. This is a phenomenon known as AIDS apathy, and it is a growing problem

mostly within the gay community. The gay community, of course, has been the target of this message since the very first emergence of the disease, due to the fact that we were the first demographic infected by it. It was originally “GRID,” or Gay Related Immune Disease, and it took a supreme amount of effort by many gay-support centres, gay advocates and political groups to get the name changed to more accurately reflect the fact that gay men were not the only people who were affected by it. It was 1982 when the name change was proposed and “GRID” was largely assigned to the pages of history while the disease raged on. Recently, the LA Gay and Lesbian Centre, one of the largest LGBT organizations in California, has revived GRID in an attempt to combat AIDS Apathy in a new ad campaign that has awoken — if nothing else — a firestorm of controversy. “AIDS is a gay disease. […] And it continues after 25 years because we haven’t stopped it.” On one hand they’re right; the only reason why people continue to come down with this disease is because we continue to allow it to spread through our own inaction — whether that be failing to using a condom, failing to

properly ensure blood safety standards or sharing needles and other medical equipment with other people (regardless of the purpose behind that use.) A cure will help those already infected, but there is no reason why people should continue contracting AIDS 25 years after it surfaced. At the same time, the problem with the statement that they’re making is that they are placing all the blame for this upon the gay community, when they no longer truly carry the full brunt of this responsibility. The demographics of AIDS victims is shifting, and while gay men still account for a large proportion of AIDS-infected individuals, the AIDS infection rate within our community is dropping at a reasonably steady rate, while rates within others are increasing alarmingly. What we don’t want, and what this ad campaign may end up doing, is to once again stigmatize AIDS as a “gay thing,” and that the oodles of straight men having gay sex (as I mentioned last week) come to believe that it doesn’t affect them. AIDS doesn’t discriminate. Everyone can get it and everyone needs to be aware of that fact. gbarclay@imprint.uwaterloo.ca


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FRIDAY, october 13, 2006

The faith industry is on the move again

For as long as I have been able to form coherent sentences, I’ve complained about the dismally low Jesus content in many of the goods and services I use. I’ve grown weary of godless insurance companies, unholy movies, divinity-free radio stations, deity-bereft banks, impious

theme parks, atheistic mutual funds, heathen health clubs and altogether wicked towns. Fortunately for me, society is getting off this highway to hell and merging onto the expressway of salvation, albeit with a minor toll. FaithGuard Insurance is one of scores of examples of altruistic companies who see the void in my spiritual life and respond by cramming it with token symbols of my faith. Among insurance companies, it is unique in that it offers a $0 deductible if the accident occurred while driving to or from your place of worship. So, let’s say you are

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wouldn’t be nearly as spiritually fulfilling as say, visiting the Holy Land Experience. This 15-acre, $16 million theme park in Orlando, Fla., gives families the opportunity to see the Holy Land as it was 2000 years ago (or at least as interpreted by Dan Hayden, executive director of the park). Here, you can forget all about those dreary poor people and get that much closer to God through live, action-packed re-enactments of the crucifixion that occur daily. Another important front in this growing new reality is the sprouting of Christian subdivisions such as the town of Ave Maria in Immokalee, Fla.. It feature 10,000 homes and its own schools, including a 5000-student university. If the organizers of said community get their way, pornfree television and drugstores that can refuse to sell contraception may be standard fare. It’s like I’ve been saying all along, take contraceptives out of the hands of teenagers. Then and only then will they stop with the fornication. Oh, those crazy teenagers: always with the fornication. Did Jesus not once say that ‘man cannot live on bread alone, but on personalized pro-life themed

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The separation of sex and state Political sex scandals should stay in Star Magazine

I saw Belinda Stronach interviewed on The Hour the other day. Were the first questions out of George Stroumboulopoulos’ mouth regarding the Liberal leadership race, the war in Afghanistan or some other equally relevant issue? Why, no, they were regarding Stronach’s alleged involvement in Tie Domi’s divorce proceedings. While she insisted, “No one can break up a happy marriage” — a sentiment I whole heartedly agree with — all I could think was, who cares? The lead story of every national daily has been, at least once, regarding the split and Stronach’s alleged role in it. All I can think is, since when has The Globe and Mail become akin to Star Magazine? Since when is the personal life of one of the most prominent members of the Liberal party front-page news? And it’s not only Stronach’s love life that’s gaining national attention lately. There have been whispers of Foreign Minister John McKay’s involvement with Condoleezza Rice ever since her recent visit to his hometown.

Who could forget that almost a year ago, when Stronach infamously crossed the floor to join the Liberals, the most heated point of debate wasn’t the ramifications for either party, but her motivations for the swap. Her crumbling relationship with Mckay seemed more prominently featured than her political power-play.

It appears the face of Canadian politics is quickly becoming a soap opera that could rival the Clinton-Lewinsky debacle of the mid’90s It appears the face of Canadian politics is quickly becoming a soap opera that could rival the ClintonLewinsky debacle of the mid-’90s — and look what a waste of time that was. The job of the Canadian media is not to report the sordid (or not, depending on your point of view) affairs of our politicians. It is to hold them accountable to the Canadian people in performing their

jobs. This accountability is crucial to the very nature of democracy and the validity of our political system. Whether (or not) an MP is sleeping with a married man has no relation to her ability to serve as a representative of the Canadian people. You haven’t seen Imprint reporting on the personal lives of the Feds executives — that’s because it has no relevance to their performance. If a sex scandal were to hit the Feds office, no matter how amusing it may be, it’s not really news. Now, if one of the executives were caught driving drunk, or participating in some other criminal activity, that would be news. Unlike Senator Foley, who has been harassing pages in the American Senate, Stronach’s alleged affair — while morally questionable — is not against the law. Politicians are people too and they should be entitled to some degree of personal life separate from constant scrutiny. Unless what they are doing is criminal, such as damaging to their duties as a public servant or their party, then it should be left to page six, which may be interesting, but it should stay where it belongs — page six and the likes of The National Enquirer — and off the cover of our national dailies. acsanady@imprint.uwaterloo.ca

Brendan Pinto may be on to something I would like to respond to all those who have protested Mr. Brendan Pinto’s writings on gender discrepancies. Firstly, let me express my congratulations to the girlies for making it out of the kitchen to prepare their little statements and sign their little petitions. Their effort is very cute, although I must admit that as a woman I must personally side with Mr. Pinto on the matter at hand. I will open with a very obvious point: clearly every stereotype ever propagated must be completely true. If not, any counterexample would clearly dismiss all such claims and people would immediately cease propagating blatant lies. Since this is not the case, I can only assume with 100 per cent certainty that all generalizations are always accurate. Therefore all multi-partnered women, or rather PromiscuousBarbie-Material Wenches, are clearly intolerably disgusting and need to be instructed that they are obliterating

our well-established evolutionary practices. It is impossible to be a both a decent woman and a slut who enjoys sleeping with many men — our stereotypes won’t stand for it. Plus it’s gross. For those of you keeping score at home, clearly Mr. Pinto has no intention of suggesting that women should not be satisfied to their libido’s content. In fact, he is liberally suggesting quite the opposite — that our men should train as much as possible with all available sources, which would admittedly be to our benefit. Imagine all women having such a well-educated man at their sexual disposal! On top of this, I’ve heard that men don’t spread STDs, which makes all the dirty heathens that much safer under Mr. Pinto’s proposal except, of course, when we “turn to GLOW for comfort” as previously suggested. Mr. Brendan “The Stud” Pinto is making the very earnest claim that we should simply have proportionally more women than men in our population. Whether it’s a suggestion to start killing excess infant males (which is not a foreign concept to our species anyway) or it’s a plea to the genetic engineers to hurry up is for you to decide. Clearly we need more women to fill all the women’sonly spas, fitness clubs, university

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Have a sense of humor, lest the terrorists win Unfortunately, despite the well-written community editorial on the matter, it seems that the misinterpretations of Brendan Pinto’s article “Double the Standard, Double the Fun” aren’t stopping. The most recent issue of Imprint featured yet another letter to the editor complaining about it. With all of this, I just have to step in here and scream, “It’s satire, people!” The basic point of satire is to illustrate the absurdities of the opposing position. Those who sent in angry letters obviously saw a lot of absurdities in what he said. However, they thought that since he didn’t come clean at the end that he must have meant it all. The problem with that is whether or not you should be coming clean depends a lot on context. Take The Colbert Report, for instance. The show was originally pitched as “Colbert parodies the O’Reilly Factor,” and Colbert will readily admit outside the show that it’s satirical. Yet within the show, he’s

playing a character. Admitting it’s satire within the show would be breaking character. (Plus, this makes for hilarious instances where people are idiotic enough to think he’s serious.) On the other hand, when a normally-serious venue makes a satirical segment or article, it’s generally best if they do come clean at the end. If they fail to do so, people will assume that since they were always serious before, they were being serious in this case as well. So then the question becomes, where does Brendan Pinto’s weekly column fit in? Look at the title: “Read This, Lest the Terrorists Win.” Look at his first article, with lines like “‘Please don’t put your cigarettes out on my child.’” Look at his articles since then. He’s either completely insane, in which case one would wonder how he got accepted to UW, or he’s being satirical. Besides that, there’s another good reason he shouldn’t be admitting it’s satire. This reason is that leaving it this way makes it more successful in converting people over to his actual way of thinking. Take the case of the rational person who’s initially neutral to this debate and thinks this is serious. They’ll see that it’s utterly ridiculous, and will likely come out against the satirized position.

Now take the case of someone who’s initially in agreement with the satirized position, and thinks this is serious. They might be suckered into accepting these flawed arguments, and then go on to later use them themselves, ultimately making themselves look ridiculous and easy to take down. On the other hand, they might think about the whole thing logically and see clearly that these arguments are flawed. If they can come up with reasonable arguments for their position, nothing might happen from this. But if they can’t, they might be lead to start questioning whether their position is logically supportable at all. None of this would happen if they knew it was satire; they’d just reject it entirely as the other side’s propaganda rather than think about it logically (okay, some people are better than that, but a lot aren’t.) This only leaves the problematic case of someone who mistakenly thinks he’s serious, and gets angry about it. But what have all these angry letters ended up doing? They have presented good arguments for their case. They may look idiotic, but they’re still making good arguments for their individual causes. — Bryan Gillis

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Satirical standards

To the editor, This morning, like every Friday morning, I picked up the latest copy of the Imprint and read through it with much joy. However I cannot help but notice the astounding amount of letters

to the editor that were based on the article “Double the Standard, Double the Fun”. I was quite amazed that so many people took offense to an article that I personally found to be satirically humorous and enjoyed reading. Then I turned to read the article Mr. Pinto wrote this week. Needless to say, Mr. Pinto is clearly enjoying the attention he got from the previous article and has spent most of his time thinking of how he can offend people even more. I dare say that he will get his wish and I’m sure the next letter to the editor section in the Imprint will be filled with so-called “environazis” speaking out in disgust. This is a mistake because all the letters

of hate only draw more attention to Mr. Pinto’s articles. If you do not like what you read, stop reading the articles or simply see them for what they really are: satirically amusing articles meant to catch your attention. — Sarah Matheson 2A Arts and Business

“Thumbs up” gets thumbs down

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up” gesture? He does it all the time, usually during photo shoots. I don’t really understand what he is trying to convey by this, maybe he is giving a thumbs up to the abstract “Stand up for Canada” campaign? Or maybe it’s a thumbs up to the American version of the softwood lumber agreement (and two big thumbs down for NAFTA, and a billion dollars worth of trees). Or maybe its a thumbs up to the War on Terror, and an approach to peace-enforcing instead of peacekeeping.

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Excellence in research takes a literary turn A love of Latin American literature earns Prof. Mariela Gutiérrez Award of Excellence in Research crumbles. So all of us Afro-Hispanists — we are very few in the world — know that when we study, we have to really get involved in Nestled in one of Modern Languages’ wayward everything that is linked to the culture. When corridors is the office of Dr. Mariela A. Gutiérrez, the Africans arrived in America, they were professor and past chair of the department kings and queens and people of high posiof Spanish and Latin American studies. It’s a tions, and they were all treated as slaves. And tiny space, containing only two desks, some it must have been for them the most horfiling cabinets and a generous bookshelf that rible moment of their lives. But they helped leaves little room for any additional décor. themselves by trying to keep the culture going Give the office a mere passing glance and and not letting the white people know. This you will see almost nothing about the work is why later on, when slavery was abolished or the enthusiasm of the woman to whom in the mid-1800s, they were able to start writing in either French, Spanish or English, it belongs. But talk to Dr. Gutiérrez, one of three because it was the language they had picked professors chosen to receive UW’s Award up along the way. Also, many of them had for Excellence in Research this year, and you become accustomed to the new place, and are instantly transported through time and although the African motherland was still in their hearts and space to the world of in their brains, they Latin American writwere very much how ing. It is a world rich When the Africans they had become. And in culture, mythology and belief. It spans arrived in America, they that is seen in their works.” centuries of history, were kings and queens To d a y, P r o f . weaving people of Gutiérrez specializes many origins together and people of high in two areas of study: in its colourful mosaic. positions, and they were Hispanic writer Lydia As Gutiérrez puts it, it Cabrera, and more is “mythical, magical all treated as slaves generally, Latin Amerand beautiful,” with ican women writers “nothing to envy of of the 20th century. the Greek Olympus.” But Gutiérrez, who herself is Cuban-born, Cabrera’s works alone have been inspiring almost never made it into this world. At Laval, Prof. Gutiérrez for over 25 years. “I had a where she earned her BA and MA, she thought professor,” she recalled, “that said, ‘Have she was going to become a medievalist. “But you thought of Lydia Cabrera for your [PhD] I was taking some courses in Spanish, and I thesis?’ And I said no. So he got all these had a professor … that somehow opened my books and brought them to me and said eyes to Latin America. And since [Spanish] is ‘Read them and don’t say anything to me my first language, I thought, ‘Let me see if I until you’ve finished.’ And when I finished, can do a double honours or something.’ So I I was convinced that he was an angel, by ended up doing a double honours for my BA pointing out to me the road to go. Nobody in Spanish and Latin American studies and had ever touched the mythical or symbolic areas of her writing. And I decided that that in psychology.” That choice led Gutiérrez to study Afro- was going to be my road. I have since written Hispanic culture in relation to the slave trade, five books on her opus, and without realiza deeply involving experience she says is ing it, I have become the top researcher on indigenous to the field. “When you become Lydia Cabrera, which to me is the greatest an Afro-Hispanist, you cannot only do lit- honour that I could ever have. I think of my erature. You have to also do ethnology, and professor; I hope he is somewhere looking religion… everything is all together. They and seeing that just by a little hint that he do not separate [subjects] like the western gave me, he opened a road that I have never world does; if you take out a piece, everything stopped on. I even have to tell Lydia when Adam Gardiner

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Gutiérrez’s research embodies the very essence of Latin American literature, from its cultural prosperity to its rich history. I am sleeping, ‘Don’t come into my brain, I am sleeping. Leave me for a while alone,’ because I am always having ideas of what next to write about.” Puerto Rican writer Rosario Ferré plays a similar role in Gutiérrez’s second specialization: “I do mainly psychoanalytic research of her characters and link them to the history of

her native land. It’s like they are tentacles of that main head which is the nation of Puerto Rico… It’s very interesting. And she’s still a young author — she’s only 68 — which helps me a lot, because I have been able to consult with her many times.” See AWARD, page 14

Harper: Long-term approach to Nobel prize in economics awarded to inflation versus unemployment climate change for Canada Continued from cover

Liberal environment critic John Godfrey also expressed his scepticism toward the Conservatives’ plan by asking Ambrose whether or not the government will have new greenhouse gas emission targets implemented by January 1, 2008. Ambrose evaded answering this question by repeating her previous explanation: “Canada will have for the first time a national regulatory framework to deal with air pollutants and greenhouse gases. It will clearly involve and must involve short-term, medium-term and long-term targets. But what I will tell you is this government will not set arbitrary targets without consultation with industry and provinces and territories.” Despite these criticisms, Prime Minister Harper continues to insist the importance of a long-term approach to a climate change plan. In a question period with Vancouver reporters following his Clean Air Act announcement, he cited the acid rain treaty signed with the

United States in 1991 as an example of an effective long-term approach. “As history will show once again,” explained Harper, “environmental policy only works when it is focussed on longterm achievable results — results that will conserve our great country for our children and theirs.” Harper did not, however, offer many more details, targets or timelines for his new plan, explaining simply that subsequent announcements by his government would be made in the near future. Additionally, Harper failed to mention the Kyoto protocol on climate change during the announcement of his plan. The Conservatives have previously announced that Canada will not be able to meet its commitments under the international agreement of reducing greenhouse gases by six per cent compared to 1990 levels between 2008 and 2012. sgardner@imprint.uwaterloo.ca

Phelps disagreed and suggested that the tradeoffs of unemployment and inflation were more complicated than the Philips Curve suggested. Edmund S. Phelps is this year’s winner of Nobel Phelps postulated that a constant unemployment Prize in economic sciences. The award was given rate existed that was dependent on the labour for his work in determining an accurate descrip- marketplace itself and that workers’ expectations tion of the relationship between inflation and will increase wages to a unique level dictated by the marketplace. unemployment. Revealing Phelps incorporated and quantifying such an Phelps has developed these ideas into a model association aids in mainhe developed called the taining a low inflation and “one of the most “expectations-augmented unemployment rate. Phillips curve,” which is still Banks and financial ininfluential ideas in widely used. This radically stitutions have tried to slow macroeconomics over changed the perception of the economy by increasing the interactions between interest rates, but increasthe past 50 years.” inflation and unemploying interest rates also ment. increases unemployment. Phelps, 73, is the first person to receive a solo During the 1950s to 1960s a model called the Nobel Prize in economics since 1999 and is a Phillips Curve was used to calculate the effects of economic policy on both the interest rate and the professor at Columbia University. According to unemployment rate. Thus, the general consensus the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Phelps was that simply enforcing an appropriate economic has developed “one of the most influential ideas in macroeconomics over the past 50 years.” policy could control unemployment. Monica Harvey reporter


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David Judah reporter

Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plan to compete with CERN

Soon, the Large Hadron Collider will become operational at the CERN facility on the border of France and Switzerland. When it does, the colliderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s site near Geneva will become the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s centre for bridging the gap between theoretical and practical physics, a title the U.S. has maintained since before the Cold War. In an attempt to remain the centre of the physics universe, American physicists have proposed plans to build the International Linear Collider (ILC). The ILC would act not as a replacement for its sister device at CERN but as a complement. Unfortunately for American physicists, the exorbitant cost of the ILC, along with its potential to draw attention away from other important American endeavours, might mean that the ambitious device will never make it off the drawing board. Aztec monolith hidden in major city

Archaeologists have discovered an ancient, 3.5 metre tall tablet dating back to the 15th century in Mexico City. Despite being the most populated city on earth, the tablet and accompanying altar remained buried in the very centre of the metropolis. It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t until electricity workers happened upon the find that anyone had set eyes upon it in as much as five centuries. The find depicts the Aztec rain god Tlaloc and another unidentified character. It is believed that these artifacts mark the entrance to an underground chamber. They may also be related to the nearby

Temple Mayor, the Aztec civilizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main temple, which was originally built in 1375. Archaeologists are praising this find as the most significant in Aztec studies in nearly three decades. Really long-lasting relief

Many medications boast long-lasting relief from seasonal allergies, but never before has a drug offered what the new AIC treatment boasts. AIC (or Amb a 1-immunostimulatory oligodeoxyribonucleotide conjugate; for the biologically-inclined) affects flaws in the immune system that lead to allergic reactions, such as hay fever. The treatment entails six injections over six weeks. Initial findings show that it can protect the recipients from the worst of hay fever for over a year. This is huge step up from similar treatments in the past that required up to two injections a week for three to five years. While the treatment has no discernable short-term side effects, lack of a long-term study prevents scientists from knowing of any such side effects. As such, it is unlikely that AIC will be on the market before 2010. Ancient cemetery opens to the public

Three years ago during the construction of a parking lot for Vatican City employees, workers came across an untouched Necropolis. Hidden within were the remains from burials of the affluent as well as their underlings. The catacombs date back to ancient Rome at the turn of the first millennium and end roughly at the age of Constantine in the fourth century. And now, 1,600 years after their

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retirement and three years after their discovery, they are finally being opened to the public. Within the Necropolis, visitors can travel on walkways to tour the tunnels and observe the various burial sites. Still preserved are skeletons as well as the architecture, mosaics and various trinkets buried with the departed. The site shows not only how the rich and powerful were buried, but also the poor and middle class, making the site priceless to archaeologists. Global warming claims French wines as its newest victim

Whether you believe global warming is due to human activity or not, the fact that the Earth is slightly hotter than usual is hard to deny. While holding the potential to drown all coastal cities, global warming also promises to confuse the wine industries of Europe for years to come. Should the world get hotter, plants of certain species will move north to climates with temperatures more suitable for their growth. Since wine grapes are notoriously finicky and wine connoisseurs notoriously discerning, grapes will need to be grown further and further north to maintain consistency. This poses an interesting problem for French wine regulators, who determine under what name a wine can be sold depending on what region it came from. As the climates of the regions change, so too must their labelling. Global warming is not all bad news for the wine industry. Britain expects increased production of wine as its damp, chilly climates improve. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; with files from BBC News, Examiner, Popular Science, Scientific American, PhysOrg

Faisal Naqib staff reporter

Contaminated fish might put people at risk of developing diabetes. The cause of diabetes can result from two different pathologies. The first is inadequate insulin secretion, otherwise known as insulin dependent diabetes. The second cause is incorrect tissue response to insulin, which is called insulin independent diabetes. Researchers believe that mercury-contaminated fish may cause insulin dependent diabetes. Research conducted at the National Taiwan University found that methyl mercury, the pollutant that contaminates fish, can kill beta cells responsible for producing insulin. Methyl mercury is an oxidant; its effects were prevented by adding N-acetyl cysteine, a powerful anti-oxidant. However, the story isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t as clear-cut as it seems. Some experts argue that very little ingested mercury actually enters the blood stream. Others found that mice fed low levels of mercury produced less insulin and had higher blood glucose concentrations. Scientists agree that further work needs to be done on humans before a complete correlation can be found. Obesity has always been thought to be the primary cause of insulin independent diabetes and most scientists do not dispute this idea. Research has also focused on the role of pollutants, mainly persistent organic pollutants, believing that the association between these pollutants and diabetes is strongest in obese people. This could be a result of the particles being more readily retained in obese individuals. Diabetes research has received more attention from medical scientists recently; the disease has doubled its prevalence in the US population during the past 30 years. fnaqib@imprint.uwaterloo.ca


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Lake Michigan sand dune faces environmental threat Monica Harvey reporter

The Lake Michigan Sand Dune, also called Pigeon Hill, was formed over thousands of years and once towered over 30 stories. During the mid-20th century, the sand dune was mined for industrial purposes and disappeared in three decades. “You can only see Pigeon Hill in a museum now,” said Tanya Cabala, an environmental consultant from Whitehall who has studied its history. Michigan has since regulated sand mining but environmentalists insist that stronger controls are needed. While mining is a huge threat to sand

dunes, there are other dangers, such as invasive plant species, all-terrain vehicles and pedestrian traffic. A conference sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opened a discussion regarding the conservation of all the sand dunes in this region. The experts attending agreed that a region-wide strategy was needed for protecting these sand dunes. The sand dunes found in this region are valuable for many significant reasons. Other than the obvious aesthetic scenery, the dunes are an integral part of the local ecosystem. The dunes are home to many native plants and animals, and they also provide shelter

to wetlands, another important geographical feature. “We don’t have a baseline; we don’t know where the system is going,” said Karen Rodriguez, a specialist with the EPA’s Great Lakes National Program Office. There is little known about these specific sand dunes. Information is still needed regarding how many acres of dunes there are and their exact locations. As well, there is no standard measure of the sand dune ecological health. The conference hoped to establish a coalition in addressing such issues, as well as provide a forum where protection strategies could be compared.

Award: Gutiérrez research one for the books Continued from page 12

Since coming to UW in 1988, Gutiérrez has seen her department grow from about 200 students to well over 1,500. She credits the worldly attitude of Canadians as the force behind that growth. “There are a lot of people from other faculties... engineers, architects, economists, musicians — if they’re going to go down [south], they all come. I think that one of the virtues of Canadians is that they like to know before they go anywhere. The students that are taking the Spanish courses want to go down [south] as prepared as they can. And I think that is amazing.” Gutiérrez is just as involved in her work today as she has been over the past 25 years. In addition to her own studies, she teaches several classes, including Latin American civilization and advanced translation, the “two baby courses” she is most proud of. An average day for Gutiérrez begins with a check-in at her office to answer e-mails, followed by lecturing for most of the afternoon. At times when many professors are locking up their offices for the night, Gutiérrez is preparing for her next class. “I am an evening person,” she explained.

Home time is for her research or for marking any large exams. While she sets aside Sundays to spend with her family, Gutiérrez always keeps her Saturdays open in case she has any research or class preparations left over from the week. I commented on how immersed in her work she is. “Oh, yes, I am!” was her enthusiastic response. “You could say that I am a workaholic!” One might consider such a response to be a bad thing. But with Gutiérrez, it’s anything but. The joy she finds in her work comes through in every word she speaks and in the way she approaches every aspect of her career at UW. That same joy has driven her to publish five major works and an even greater number of essays, earning accolades from elite literary associations around the world. Yet when asked how it feels to be one of the three professors chosen to receive the UW Award for Excellence in Research this year, Gutiérrez responds as graciously as if it was her first award ever. “I was really overwhelmed. You work hard through all the years, but you never really expect that it might be recognized. So I was really in 15th heaven. and I am still there. It’s an honour, and it’s a joy.”

Gutiérrez’s current project, a twovolume publication on Lydia Cabrera, is nearing completion. Gutiérrez hopes that the book, which will contain translations of both her own critical essays and the short stories of Cabrera, will be a definitive reference source for students studying Cabrera’s works. But it is the invitation to participate in a planned international effort to research Mexican tribes that Gutiérrez is now looking forward to the most. “If we finally do it,” she says, “it could lead us to a huge book on pre-Colombian civilizations. In the region of Oaxaca [Mexico] alone, they have 169 preColombian tribes that are still there. Imagine what we will be doing in the Peruvian area, with all those tribes, it’s going to be fascinating. Hopefully it will happen; I would be very honoured and thrilled to be a part of it.” That attitude will undoubtedly keep Gutiérrez busy for years to come. But she wouldn’t have it any other way. Looking back on the opportunities she has had, she simply said: “I have been very blessed.” agardiner@imprint.uwaterloo.ca

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Stop environmental efficiency from going down the drain

We all do something in the bathroom that is rarely, if ever, the topic of discussion amongst friends, colleagues, family or even acquaintances. I am talking about consuming large amounts of fresh water on a daily basis and generating needless waste. Conserving water is something of great importance. If all the water on the earth were reduced to a bucket, the fresh water available to people (from lakes, rivers and ground water) would only fill a teaspoon. Sadly, our fresh water reserves are not expandable and must be shared among an ever-growing global population. The bathroom, specifically the toilet and shower, are the leading sources of water use in the average North American household. We all must do our part to reduce our daily water consumption. If your landlord has yet to install a low flow or dual-flushing toilet, you can make one yourself by filling a two litre plastic bottle with sand and placing it in the tank of the toilet. This will only allow the tank to fill up so much, saving water every time you flush. Also, to check if your toilet is leaking, add a little food colouring to the tank. If you see colour in the bowl before you flush, you know there’s a leak. A worn tank ball or defective toilet tank valve can silently leak hundreds of litres of water per day. Another way to save water is to not take baths, but to take short showers instead. A filled bathtub holds about 260 litres of water where a five-minute shower only uses 45 to 95 litres of water depending on the showerhead. Sharing your shower time with a partner is also an effective way to maximize water efficiency. And of course, turning off the tap while brushing your teeth is very important. According to global water use reports put out by UNESCO, this simple act can save almost 19 litres of water, twice the amount the average person in rural Kenya uses (only 10 litres/day). But leaky pipes aren’t the only environmental culprit in the bathroom. There is more garbage that is

coming out of your bathroom than you may think. We all have to work together to cut down our waste levels throughout the entire house. The Al Gore-endorsed http://climatecrisis. net site claims that on average you can save 1,200 pounds of carbon dioxide per year if you cut down your garbage by just 10 per cent. How can you do this? Be a smart consumer and buy products that generate less waste. Each year over 3 billion plastic disposable razors are added to the landfills in Canada. Gentlemen, please avoid the urge to give into the excellent Schick Quattro marketing and instead opt for a heavy duty, long lasting straight-edged razor like our grandfathers did. Also, using traditional shaving soap with a brush is much less wasteful than aerosol gel/cream cans. And ladies, there is one huge difference we could all make if we stopped using maxi pads and tampons, but I will save this discussion for another day. Purchase your shampoo, body wash, mouth wash, whatever, in the largest container you can find. You’ll usually save money buying in larger quantities and contribute fewer containers to the recycle/trash bin per week. Speaking of recycling, to ensure all household goods make it into the proper receptacle, it’s a good idea to have a small recycle bin right in the bathroom for toilet paper rolls, toothpaste boxes, recyclable plastic and empty aerosol cans. Now, I hope after reading this you will finally make that complaint to your landlord about that leaky faucet. It’s really worth it. The American Water Works Association states that fixing a slow, steady dripping tap could save 15,000 litres of water per year. But that still is not enough. The change needed requires more than physical modification and upgrades, it has to be a behavioural adjustment as well. We all must become more mindful of our daily habits our actions have on the earth. Examine your kitchen, your bedroom and office for excess waste and polluting sources. Despite what some people say, the smallest of actions do make a difference. For more information about water consumption and what you can do around your home, please go to my blog www.sustainablesteps.blogspot. com for links to some interesting and informative websites. tgarland@imprint.uwaterloo.ca

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In the days of peach baskets Suzanne Gardner assistant editor-in-chief

This October 13 – 15 marks the 39th annual Naismith Classic basketball tournament here at the University of Waterloo. Beginning in 1968, the inaugural tournament (originally called the “Tip-Off Tournament”) celebrated the opening of the Physical Activities Complex (PAC) at UW. The event was quickly renamed by Mike Lavalle, coach of the UW men’s basketball team at this time. Lavalle decided to name the tournament after James Naismith, the Canadian who invented basketball. Originally the game was played using peach baskets as nets which slowed the play of the game because every time a successful shot was made, a ladder had to be brought out onto the court retrieve the ball. During the early years of the Naismith Classic, this practice was often re-enacted during the halftime show by a volunteer dressed up as Naismith. The Naismith Classic began as a two-day tournament, with both the semi-final and the championship games being played on the same day. This format was later altered to become a three-day event, so that each team plays a maximum of one game per day. In 2004 the tournament added four women’s teams to the Classic, in addition to four men’s teams. Coach Tom Kieswetter of the men’s team has attended every Naismith tournament; he has won three Naismith championships, one as a player and two as a coach. Mano Watsa, head coach of the women’s team, talked to Imprint about

his favourite Naismith memory. “We were down by four points to the Brock Badgers with 40 seconds to play of the [championship] game and we came back to win. The feeling of accomplishment we had as a team still wells up within me when I think back to that year.” One of the most interesting traditions to arise from the Naismith Classic is that all fans must consistently clap from the tip-off at the beginning of the first game, straight though until the Warriors make their first basket of the game. This encouraging ritual

was started by Coach Lavalle during the second year of the Classic. Kieswetter emphasized to Imprint the importance of students getting involved in the tournament. “It’s great entertainment, exciting, in terms of style we’re playing. You get a chance to see some teams from around the country. The Naismith is something everyone should experience once.” Entrance to the Naismith tournament is free for all students, so get out this weekend and cheer on your Warriors. sgardner@imprint.uwaterloo.ca

staff reporter

The alumni basketball game won’t be the only place you can see alums “play” at this year’s Naismith tournament. This year, past members of the Warrior Band will be joining together to help cheer on the Warriors with the current band on Saturday, November 14. Part of a celebration of the Warrior Band’s 40th anniversary, all past members are encouraged to show up on the Saturday and play along. Since the band was founded in 1966, by David Greenberg, the band has become a fixture at UW sporting events. An entirely student-run band, besides sporting events, in the past it has also been a presence at opening ceremonies, parades and weddings. In its early days, the band was limited by a lack of capital funds, but in 1980, a receipt of $200,000 enabled the band to expand, partially due to the efforts of Steve Hayman. Following this investment, weekly practices were instated and the increase in the number of instruments allowed the band to satisfy most potential members. Now, anyone can join the band, no audition necessary, just as long as there is an instrument left for him or her to play. Hayman is a key figure in organizing this year’s alumni band reunion. Beginning in 1976, and run once every five years or so, the Alumni Band is an informal reunion of formers Warriors band members. All past members are invited to attend, but there’s no way of knowing just how many past band members will turn up until the night itself.

Memories of the Naismith Steve Utz staff reporter

Since it began as the Tip-Off Tournament in 1968, the Warriors have been champions ten times. In this column, we look back at those championships and the seasons that followed. 1971 The Warriors win the tournament for the first time by edging cross-town rivals Waterloo Lutheran (now Wilfrid Laurier) 63-62 in their final round robin match. Season result: Windsor squeaks past Waterloo 83-32 in the first round of the OUA playoffs on their way to their eleventh provincial championship. 1973 Led by tournament all-star Ed Dragan and most valuable player Mike Moser, the Warriors take their second Naismith title with three convincing victories. Season result: Waterloo garners its first provincial title by defeating the Ottawa Gee-Gees and wins the bronze medal at the CIS championships with a convincing 93-66 win over Sir George Williams.

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Help was needed everytime a basket was scored.

Alumni Band reunion at Naismith Classic Ashley Csanady

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Despite this uncertainty, Hayman said, “I’m looking forward to seeing many of my old colleagues and we are all excited that the band’s founder, Dr. David Greenberg, will be travelling from Halifax for the reunion. I just pray that the red spray paint on Dave’s trumpet has not faded over the years.” When asked how often the alumni band practised, or if they would practise before performing at this year’s tournament, Hayman explained, “you could say we also practise once every five years, and

at our 40th anniversary at the Naismith tournament we will be practising some songs to play at the 45th and 50th reunions.” He added that the past members will, “reminisce about how tough things used to be in the old days, and how, strangely, none of our Warrior clothing seems to fit any more. Most band members will probably find their instrument in the exact spot they left it after the 35th anniversary in 2001.” acsanady@imprint.uwaterloo.ca

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Warrior Band will celebrate its 40th year at the tournament.

1974 The Warriors beat St. Mary’s by a single field goal, 72-70, on the last day of competition to capture their third Naismith Classic. Season result: The Warriors rebound from the tragic death of star Mike Moser while on an exhibition tour in Florida to rattle off 18 straight victories, including an emotional 80-79 win in the national title match against Manitoba before an overflowing audience at the PAC. 1975 A three-peat at the Naismith was in the cards when the Warriors posted an average of 94.7 points per game to dispatch Lakehead, Concordia and Wilfrid Laurier in convincing style. Season result: Waterloo defeats Laurentian for its third straight OUA championship, but is relegated to a bronze medal by the same Manitoba Bisons of the year before. 1981 After a six-year hiatus, the Warriors are back on top of their own tournament, using a stalwart defence to limit their opponents to an average of 64 points per match.

Season result: The Brock Badgers defeat the improving Warrior squad 84-80 in the OUA West semi-final. 1983 Tournament all-star Peter Savich and MVP Randy Norris lead Waterloo to their sixth Naismith title with victories over Concordia, Winnipeg and Brock. Season result: The Warriors are unable to defend their OUA title, falling to the University of Western Ontario Mustangs 93-88 in the West Division final. 1984 Exhibiting a well-balanced offence capable of rising to every challenge, the Warriors take their second straight Naismith Classic without a single all-star selection. Season result: Finishing with an OUA record of ten wins against just two losses, Waterloo earns a berth in the provincial final against the eventual champion York Yeomen. 1985 The Warriors punctuate the threepeat as hosts of the Naismith with a 95-76 victory on the final day against Wilfrid Laurier. Season result: Waterloo earns revenge on York by defeating them on the road to capture their sixth OUA title and is narrowly defeated by the University of Victoria in the CIAU championship game. 1998 Mano Watsa leads the return to the podium for the Warriors by collecting 62 points in the round robin victories, including 17 in the decisive match against the Brock Badgers. Season result: The University of Western Ontario Mustangs use their home court to their advantage to beat the Warriors 66-61 in the OUA West final. 2004 Mike Sovran and Graham Jarman earn most valuable player and all-star selections respectively as the Warriors capture their tenth and final Naismith Class title to date. Season result: The Warriors are upset by the Brock Badgers 71-65 at home in the OUA West final, but earn a berth and a .500 record in the CIS Top Ten. sutz@imprint.uwaterloo.ca

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A look back at a classic tip-off from the Naismith Tournament.


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2006-2007 Warrior men’s basketball team Position: Guard

Position: Guard

Major: Science Year: First

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Major: History Year: Fifth

Height: 6’

Hometown: Kitchener

Luke Kieswetter

High School: Kitchener C.I.

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Matt Kieswetter

Year: Second

High School: Bluevale C.I.

20 David Burnett

Position: Guard

High School: Louis-Riel S.S.

32 Ken Cassidy

Position: Guard

34 Aaron Douglas

Hometown: Oakville High School: Iroquois Ridge H.S.

23 Reed Siemienuk

42 Michael Davis

33 Ben Frisby

Major: Arts Year: Second

Height: 6’8”

Hometown: Midland High School: Midland S.S.

55 Joel Reinders

Height: 6’6”

Hometown: Vancouver High School: Argyle S.S. Position: Forward Major: Civil Engineering Year: First

Height: 6’5”

High School: Bramalea S.S.

Major: Arts

High School: Bishop Grandin H.S.

Year: Second

Height: 6’4”

Hometown: Brampton

Position: Forward

Hometown: Calgary

Major: Economics

High School: Owen Sound C.V.I

Year: Fourth

Height: 6’6”

Position: Forward

Hometown: Owen Sound

Position: Forward

Year: Second

44 Matthew Hayes

High School: Rockway Mennonite

Major: Geography Height: 5’9”

High School: St. Mary’s

Year: First

Position: Forward

Major: Kinesiology

Hometown: Kitchener

Major: Science

Height: 5’11”

Hometown: Kitchener

Year: First

Height: 6’1”

Position: Forward

Major: Kinesiology

Height: 6’2”

Hometown: Ottawa

Year: Second

10 Jordan Hannah

Position: Forward

Major: Actuarial Science

24 Oliver Quesnel

High School: Kitchener C.I.

Major: Biomedical Sciences

Height: 6’4”

Hometown: Waterloo

Year: Fourth

Year: First

Height: 6’1”

Position: Guard

Major: Recreation & Leisure

12 Daniel White

Major: Kinesiology

Hometown: Kitchener

Position: Forward

Year: Third

Position: Guard

43 Alan Goodhoofd

Height: 6’5”

Hometown: Oakville High School: King’s Christian C.I.

Height: 6’8”

Hometown: Oakville High School: King’s Christian C.I.

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Banged-up Warriors running hard to Naismith Tim Alamenciak editor-in-chief

With a healthy mix of new and returning players and a roster deeply affected by injuries, the women’s Warrior basketball team will have a tough run at the Naismith Classic. “We’re a little banged-up heading in to the Naismith,” said head coach Mano Watsa. Banged-up, perhaps, but the team showed no signs of slowing down during practice. The Warriors’ effort was matched by the enthusiasm and devotion of their coaches to the sport. “Our girls are working hard and are hopeful about the tournament,” said Watsa. This year’s Naismith Classic marks the third year the Warrior women are able to compete, and brings about a chance for their first victory. The past two tournaments have been marred by loss. Watsa hopes that this year will be the year for the Warrior women to take the tournament that Waterloo has hosted for 39 years. This year, however, the Naismith has been bumped up. It was previously coupled with Homecoming closer to the end of the month. However, UW’s Homecoming was moved to the beginning of October this year. The team is stacked with eight returning veterans, three new recruits and three transfer students. Among the transfers is Kate Poulin, a 5’8” fourth-year guard hailing from the University of New Hampshire. Watsa said Poulin will be leading the charge in the event that point guard Nicole Tisdale can’t play due to injury. “Nicole is day-to-day for the Naismith tournament,” said Watsa. Tisdale has been a key figure for the Warriors. The 5’7” fourth-year point guard was an all-star at last year’s Naismith tournament. Gillian Maxwell, a 5’11” fourthyear forward, will be making her presence known on the court. Maxwell is a top-notch rebounder, ranking second in the OUA last year. “Gill leads the way for us. We’re looking for her to be a force,” said Watsa. Maxwell looked vicious during practice; she fought with every last breath for the ball. Her presence on the court is skilled and unyielding. The rookie crop also brings promise to the Warriors. Rachel Harmsworth, a 5’9” first-year guard, brings the experience of playing for a provincial team to the Warriors. Watsa commented on her experience and maturity, noting that Harmsworth will be a player to watch throughout the season.

courtesy UW athletics

Warriors’ captain Gillian Maxwell puts the ball on the floor and drives to the hoop. “[The Naismith Tournament] will be the first test for the team,” said Watsa. The three-game series will put the team through tough trials. While UQAM and TWU are relatively unknown to the Warriors, Queen’s is a familiar adversary. “We play Queen’s every year; we’re familiar with Queen’s. They’re always tough,” said Watsa. The practice was intense. Watsa never stopped moving and tossing tips to the players. The Warriors

showed no fear on the floor, driving hard and giving whatever it took to sink a basket. Watsa didn’t let the practice end in the small gym though. He assigned homework — each girl was to draw out the plays listed on the board. The Warriors will be coached by head coach Mano Watsa, assistant coaches Suzanne Korthuis and Shellie Wolverton, and apprentice coach Leo White. At practice the coaches certainly showed their comfort with the team.

“We have a young and energetic coaching staff. We’ve all been working hard,” said Watsa. With the Naismith tournament landing earlier in the season this year, the team is still fresh and they look comfortable out on the court. The lady Warriors’ true test will come with their first game against UQAM Friday, October 13 at 3:00 p.m. in the PAC. editor@imprint.uwaterloo.ca

Warrior women’s basketball 2006-2007 schedule Saturday, October 28 Sunday, October 29 Friday, November 3 Saturday, November 4 Friday, November 10 Saturday, November 11 Friday, November 17 Saturday, November 18 Friday, November 24 Saturday, November 25 Friday, December 1 Saturday, December 2

courtesy UW Athletics

at Roberts Weseleyan, 12:00 at Daemen College, 2:00 vs Lakehead, 7:00 p.m. vs Lakehead, 7:00 p.m. at Queen’s, 6:00 p.m. at RMC, 6:00 p.m. at Laurentian, 6:00 p.m. at York, 6:00 p.m. vs Carleton, 6:00 p.m. vs Ottawa, 6:00 p.m. vs Toronto, 6:00 p.m. vs Ryerson, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 6 Wednesday, January 10 Saturday, January 13 Wednesday, January 17 Saturday, January 20 Wednesday, January 24 Saturday, January 27 Wednesday, January 31 Saturday, February 3 Wednesday, February 7 Saturday, February 10 Wednesday, February 14

vs Wilfrid Laurier, 6:00 p.m. at Windsor, 6:00 p.m. at Guelph, 2:00 p.m. vs Western, 6:00 p.m. vs Windsor, 2:00 p.m. vs Brock, 6:00 p.m. at Wilfrid Laurier, 12:00 p.m. vs McMaster, 6:00 p.m. vs Guelph, 1:00 p.m. at Western, 6:00 p.m. at Brock, 2:00 p.m. at McMaster, 6:00 p.m.


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Warrior men flying high into Naismith Brody Hohman reporter

On the surface, losing three of your captains from a year ago would seem like a devastating blow, but the Warriors proved last year to be a deep and talented team. Coach Tom Kieswetter enters his 15th year as head coach of the Warriors with a slew of new recruits which he and assistant coach Curtis Dauber consider the best class in recent memory. “It’s an exciting time, from a coaching perspective,” coach Kieswetter said. “I really don’t know what to expect. We have a mix of veterans and a lot of new faces; six rookies this season. That is the most freshman we’ve had in my years here. There’s a lot of talent, we know that, but how good we’re going to be, that remains to be seen.” Returning to lead the team this year will be fifth-year players Michael Davis, Olivier Quesnel and Matt Kieswetter. Davis is a 6’5” forward with tremendous athleticism that complements a hard-nosed, all-around game.

Last year he averaged 12 points, 5.8 rebounds, a steal, a block and a threepointer per game. His inside/outside presence, coupled with his tough defence will make him the Warriors’ main threat in 2006-07. “We’ll be counting on Michael for leadership and scoring. He will be playing big minutes, and he’ll have to play like an all star. He is as good as anyone in the country; how he goes is how we go,” Kieswetter elaborated. Quesnel earned the 2006 UW most improved player award and will look to take an even bigger role this year. He averaged 6.8 points per game last year, showing a smooth stroke. “O’s one of the best defenders in the country,” Kieswetter said. “He’s very physical and a solid scorer.” Guard Kieswetter will also be looked to as a leader this year. He averaged five ppg last year and can be a big time playmaker along with his knack for the outside shot. “O and Matt have played behind all-stars for four years now,” Kieswetter said. “This is their time to step up and prove they can be stars.”

Third-year 6’4” forward Dan White returns from an arm injury that cut his 2005-06 season short to provide more experience on a fairly young team. White averaged 5.1 ppg and shot a very impressive 41.2 per cent from behind the arc. “Losing Dan really hurt our team at the end of last year,” Kieswetter said, “this will be a good chance for him to become one of top scoring threats.” Providing much optimism for the future of UW basketball is second year guard David Burnett. Last year he earned a spot on the OUA West Division All-Rookie team and looked very comfortable at the point controlling the offence. “He’s incredibly fast, and creative,” Kieswetter said of Burnett, who averaging 4.5 ppg, 47.5 per cent from the field, and 43.1 per cent from downtown last season. “I think he could be as good of a point guard as we’ve ever had here.” The Warriors were considered an undersized team last year that made up for their lack of size with a fast-paced offence that moved the ball well. The team remains very fast with many good shooters but has more size this year, providing the luxury if necessary.

courtesy UW athletics

Second-year bigs Ben Frisby, Matt Hayes and Joel Reinders all return with one year under their belts and stand 6’6”, 6’8” and 6’8” respectively. Also adding to the size up front are newcomers Alan Goodhoofd (6’5”) and Reed Siemieniuk (6’6”). Both leave behind extremely impressive high school careers that saw them both average over 20 points per game along with 11 rebounds each contest, leading their respective teams to championships. Goodhoofd was a member of the Halton All-Stars and has been ranked as one of the top forwards in the country while Siemieniuk has played in the National Championships as well as the Canada Summer Games and was awarded the best student athlete in Calgary. 6’1” guards Luke Kieswetter and Jordan Hannah are the other half of the blue chip recruiting class of 2006. Kieswetter has won three WCSSAA and CWOSSA championships, a JDP gold with the 2005 Central West Team alongside Goodhoofd, played on Ontario’s Provincial under17 team, and sports many personal accolades while averaging 12 points and 9 assists per game. Hannah led St. Mary’s High School (Kitchener) to their first District #8 championship en route to league MVP and First Team AllStar honours. He averaged 21 points and 5 assists per game and was his school’s Athlete of the Year 2 years running. First-year players Ken Cassidy and Aaron Douglas provide even more depth on a team that will provide coach Kieswetter with many substitutions, suiting his style of frequent subbing to keep players fresh. Like the big boys at the Air Canada Centre, there is a sense of new flavour and optimism surrounding this years men’s basketball team. And after finishing last year with a last-second first round playoff exit, the Warriors look to be a strong competitor in the OUA West Division. It all starts this weekend with the Naismith Classic. “I like our chances in this tournament,” Kieswetter said. “The teams (Acadia, TWU and Ryerson) are three different teams with three different styles. From a spectator’s point of view, this should make for an exciting weekend. This will be a benchmark of where we are at.” It begins Friday, October 13 when the Warriors will finally hit the floor to bring the excitement of Warrior Basketball back to Waterloo.

Warrior men’s basketball 2006-2007 schedule Friday, October 27 Saturday, October 28 Friday, November 03 Saturday, November 4 Friday, November 10 Saturday, November 11 Friday, November 17 Saturday, November 18 Friday, November 24 Saturday, November 25 Friday, December 1 Saturday, December 2 Friday, January 5

at Houghton College, 7:00 p.m. at Daemen College, 7:00 p.m. at Colgate, 8:00 p.m. at Roberts Weslayen, 6:00 p.m. at Queen’s, 8:00 p.m. at Royal Military College, 8:00 p.m. at Laurentian, 8:00 p.m. at York, 8:00 p.m. vs Carleton, 8:00 p.m. vs Ottawa, 8:00 p.m. vs Toronto, 8:00 p.m. vs Ryerson, 8:00 p.m. vs Lakehead, 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 6 Wednesday, January 10 Saturday, January 13 Wednesday, January 17 Saturday, January 20 Wednesday, January 24 Saturday, January 27 Wednesday, January 31 Saturday, February 3 Wednesday, February 7 Saturday, February 10 Wednesday, February 14

vs Lakehead, 8:00 p.m. at Windsor, 8:00 p.m. at Guelph, 4:00 p.m. vs Western, 8:00 p.m. vs Windsor, 4:00 p.m. vs Brock, 8:00 p.m. at Wilfrid Laurier, 2:00 p.m. vs McMaster, 8:00 p.m. vs Guelph, 3:00 p.m. at Western, 8:00 p.m. at Brock, 4:00 p.m. at McMaster, 8:00 p.m.


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2006-2007 Warrior women’s basketball team Position: Point Guard

Position: Guard

Major: Kinesiology Year: Third

4

Major: Kinesiology Year: First

Height: 5’5”

Hometown: Ottawa High School: West Carleton S.S.

Melanie Belore

5

Stephanie Shea

Year: Third

Height: 5’11”

8

Year: Second

Major: Arts Year: First

Height: 5’8”

High School: Parkside Collegiate

12 Rachel Harmsworth

Year: Second

Hometown: Kitchener High School: Ashbury College Position: Forward

High School: St. Patrick High School

15 Gillian Maxwell

Position: Point Guard

Major: Recreation & Leisure

Year: Third

Hometown: Woodstock High School: College Avenue

22 Feleshia Watson

Height: 5’11”

Hometown: Kitchener High School: Forest Heights S.S. Position: For ward

Major: Environmental Studies

Height: 5’11”

High School: Banting High School

Year: Fourth

Height: 6’0”

Hometown: Thunder Bay

14 Laura Becotte

Hometown: London

Major: Social Dev. Studies

Major: Recreation & Leisure Height: 5’8”

Height: 5’9”

Position: Forward

Position: Forward

Major: Kinesiology

High School: St. David C.S.S.

Heather Pietrobon

Position: Guard

Hometown: St. Thomas

11 Alyssa Prevett

Position: Guard

21 Natasha Geerlinks

9

Height: 5’8”

Hometown: Waterloo

Major: Psychology

Height: 5’7”

High School: East Elgin Secondary

Year: Second

Year: Third

Position: Guard

Hometown: Aylmer

13 Kate Poulin

Major: Honours Sociology

Height: 5’11”

High School: Father Michael McGivney

Kimberly Lee

Major: Recreation & Leisure

Year: Fourth

Katrina Sinclair

Position: Guard

Hometown: Markham

Position: Point Guard

10 Nicole Tisdale

High School: St. Benedicts

Major: Actuarial Science

High School: Foremost High

Year: Fourth

6

Height: 5’8”

Hometown: Cambridge

Position: Guard

Hometown: Foremost

Kristy Dykshoorn

Year: First

Height: 5’8”

High School: Little Flower Academy

Major: Psychology

7

Major: Kinesiology

Hometown: Vancouver

Position: Forward

Year: Third

Position: Guard

Major: Fine Arts Year: Second

Height: 5’6”

Hometown: Toronto High School: Jarvis Collegiate

23 Erin Button

Height: 6’0”

Hometown: Stouffville High School: Stouffville Secondary

all photos courtesy UW athletics, graphics by Michael L. Davenport


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2006 Naismith Classic visitors Men’s division

Trinity Western University (TWU) Spartans

Ryerson Rams

Acadia Axemen

Head Coach – Stan Peters (7th season, record 78 – 129, Canada West Coach of the Year 2002-2003)

Head Coach – Les Berry (2nd season, 2-17 record)

Head Coach – Greg Taylor (2nd season, 3-19 record)

Last season the TWU Spartans were adjusting to their new run and gun style. They lost seven of their first eight games in the process. But once they got it down, this was a tough team to beat, running off eight straight wins to end the season and forcing a third game in the Pacific Division semi-finals against eventual CIS silver medalist Victoria. Nine players remain from that team. In the off-season coach Peters went out and filled his bench with players to fit the fast paced Spartans team. “Our style of play is pressing and running the whole game,” coach Peters said about this years’ Spartans. “We’ve increased our depth and we want to use that to our advantage by pushing the tempo of play.” Fourth-year guard Jon Schmidt runs the offense; third-year 6’8” forward Michael Brouwer will be relied on for offence and an to provide an inside presence. With a full-court press and a high octane offence, the Spartans will be fun to watch; it only remains to be seen if the Warriors can keep up with them.

The young Acadia Axemen are in the second year of a rebuilding effort that saw them go 2-17 a year ago and finish last in the Atlantic Basketball Conference. But don’t take this team lightly. Last year’s roster was without an inside presence after fourth-year forward Achull Lual went down for the season with injury. This year the 6’8” Lual is back, and after a dominating Ontario All-Black game performance in the summer, where he blocked four shots, looks to be in top form. The rest of the team returns basically intact, and last year’s six rookies are a year older and that much better. Leading that recruiting class is Toronto native Paulo Santana, a 6’0” guard who, as a rookie, averaged 16.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game. The fourth-year guard Jordan Sheriko, who averaged over ten points per game last year, is back for his fourth year to run the offence. With Santana, Sheriko and Lual anchoring an inside-out game and a supporting cast that have played together over a full season, the Axemen may be the most cohesive unit in the field.

The Ryerson Rams are in the second year of coach Glenn Taylor’s rebuilding. It took him five years in Memorial to go from worst to fourth in the country. He hopes to better that accomplishment in Toronto. “When I took the job, I said a minimum of three years. My goal [this year] is to make the playoffs and next year win the conference.” Last year Ryerson’s 6’11” Igor Bakovic averaged 14 points and over 12 rebounds a game, making the Rams’ center the top rebounder in the country. Beside Bakovic in the front court, the 6’10” Joey Imbrogno in 2005-2006 earned a spot on the Ontario East All-Rookie team. In the off-season, heavily recruited Boris Bakovic turned down scholorship offers from a number of NCAA division 1 schools to stay home and play with his brother, Igor. The 6’7” forward averaged 26 points, 15 rebounds and 4 blocks over his final three high school seasons in East York. The departure of last years leading scorers, Geoff Proctor and Benjamin will leave some holes in the backcourt but with this frontcourt the Rams will be the biggest team in the tournament.

# 1 5 10 11 12 13 14 15 21 22 23 24 25 32 RS

# 11 12 20 21 22 24 33 40 50

# 0 1 2 3 5 15 21 22 23 30 33 35

Name Jon Schmidt Brian Banman James Powell Trevor Nerdahl Michael Erickson Taylor Armstrong Luke Robinson Drew Straight David Bron Jason Keegstra Daniel Demian Joe Vroom Lance Verhoeff Michael Brouwer Ryan Froese

Position Guard Guard Guard Guard Guard Forward Guard Guard Forward Forward Guard Forward Forward Forward Guard

Height 5’11” 6’3” 6’1” 6’2” 5’8” 6’5” 6’3” 5’8” 6’7” 6’7” 5’8” 6’9” 6’8” 6’8” 6’1”

Year 3 4 1 3 3 4 4 1 5 2 1 2 1 3 1

Name Position Peter Leighton Guard Chris Ogbuah Guard Mike Folker Forward Achuil Lual Forward Paulo Santana Guard Jordan Sheriko Guard Luckern Dieu Forward Alex Traikov Forward Adam Philpott Forward Patrick McIver Guard Reid Garth Forward James Logue-Prest Guard Shanw Berry G/F Andrew Kraus Guard Sean Ricci Forward Ephrem Davis Forward

Height 6’ 5’11” 6’6” 6’8” 6’ 6’2” 6’4” 6’6” 6’4” 6’1” 6’4” 6’4” 6’5” 6’2” 6’5” 6’7”

Year 2 2 2 4 3 4 3 2 2 1 4 1 4 1 1 3

Women’s division Trinity Western University (TWU) Spartans Head Coach – Danielle Gardner (fourth season, 17-73 record)

The TWU Spartans are a running team that will push the ball on offence and play a pressure defence. With added depth and conditioning the team hopes to begin a new era in Spartans basketball, and make a successful run in the playoffs of the always tough Pacific Division. Laura Craig, a 5’10” forward/guard who last year made the CIS all-rookie team and was Canada West rookie of the year, will lead that new era. The core of last years transition team is back, led by fifth-year forward Randi French, who will be looked to for leadership and scoring. Katie Haworth is back to run the offense from the point and she’ll be helped by rookie Krystal Crofton. 6’3” centre Becky Atkinson, a transfer from the University of Vermont, will bring size and scoring on the inside. New recruits Corina Reimer and Jordan Verhoeff will help to provide the depth that will make the high octane, high pressure Spartans an exciting team to watch.

# 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 15 21

Name Laura Craig Kelly Konrad Randi French Liesa Ohman Krystal Crofton Heather Van Wieren Jordan Verhoeff Katie Haworth Kimber Peters Corina Reimer Lindsey Horsting Becky Atkinson

Position G/F Forward Forward Gurard Guard Post Guard Guard Forward Post Guard Post

Height 5’10’’ 5’10’’ 5’9’’ 5’6’’ 5’6” 6’0’’ 5’9” 5’7’’ 6’0” 6’2” 5’4” 6’3”

Year 2 4 5 2 1 4 1 2 3 1 1 3

Name Ozren Opacic Scott Neil Luke Staniscia Peeter Veltmann Madhav Trivedi Khris Montaque Igor Bakovic Brandon Krupa Boris Bakovic Steve Williams Ryan McNeilly Joseph Imbrogno

Position Guard Guard Guard Forward Guard Forward Forward Guard Forward Forward Guard Centre

Height 6’6” 6’1” 6’4” 6’4” 6’0” 6’6” 6’11” 6’10” 6’7” 6’3” 6’2” 6’10”

Year 1 2 1 4 2 1 4 3 1 1 1 2

Queen’s Golden Gaels

Universite de Quebec au Montreal Citadins Head Coach – Jacques Vershuere (4th season)

Head coach – Dave Wilson (24th season)

The young UQAM Citadins have a wealth of new recruits to compliment a program that finished fourth in the Quebec division last season, and then shocked everyone by reaching the semifinals. That team lost their MVP, Mireille Karangwa and fellow star Catherine Desormeaux. Now the Citadins embark on a new era, with seven rookies and two new assistant coaches. “There is a lot of energy and excitement, with all the new players” states vet Amelie Hudon. Hudon and centre Claudia Gauthier will be looked to for leadership and scoring on this young team. Sophine Lacroix returns to crash the boards and Julie Latour will put points on the boards for the Citadins. But success will depend highly on the new recruits. Stéphanie Youakim, Karine Boudrias and Marjolaine Gauthier-Théôret compose the core of the freshman class and will have to gel quickly if the Citadins are to do well at the Naismith. “Our team is full of passion and heart,” Hudon said. For the UQAM Citadins to win with this many rookies,they better be.

The Queens Golden Gaels have had 20+ wins in seven of the last eight years and have appeared in two of the last five National Championships. This is an established program. However, last year was the lone blip on the record; the .500 team finished fourth in Ontario East and lost to Toronto in the second round. With eight players returning, the core of the team is intact. All-Star Claire Meadows will lead the way. Last season she lead the ‘Gaels in minutes, scoring, rebounding, assists, steals and blocks a year ago. Jess Selinger and Sarah Barnes will be looked to for offensive punch, to alleviate the double teams Meadows is sure to see. The only changes come to make room for an impressive recruiting class, including Kitchener native Maddie Soye, who joins her former Grand River HS teammate Teddi Firmi, last year’s Rookie of the Year, in the backcourt. With an impressive array of guards and wings, this year’s version of the Queen’s Golden Gaels looks to be a force in the OUA East.

# 4 5 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 21 22 23 24

# 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

Name Isabelle Doucet Stéphanie Youakim Laurence Lazure-Boursier Julie Latour Amélie Hudon Mélissa Boucher Karine Boudrias Maryse Boisjoly Sophine Lacroix Marjolaine Gauthier-Théorêt Michèle Bien-Aimé Marie Hélène Claudia Gauthier Irline

Position Height Guard 5’7” Guard 5’7” Guard 5’4” Guard 5’5” Guard 5’6” Guard 5’9” Guard 5’9” Aid 5’8” Guard 5’9” Guard 5’11” Post 5’3” Aid 6’ Aid 5’9” Aid 5’9”

Year NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

Name Lyndsey Gauley Teddi Firmi Jessica Selinger Jaime Dale Janelle Roger Maddie Soye Sarah Barnes Claire Meadows Kira Borden Erin Skippon Anne Murphy Gen Hunter

Position Guard Guard Wing Guard Wing Wing Wing Guard Forward Forward Forward Forward

Height 5’7” 5’6” 5’6” 5’7” 5’11” 5’10” 5’10” 5’10” 6’0” 6’0” 5’11” 6’0”

Year 2 2 4 3 1 1 4 5 3 1 3 1


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Women’s division Friday

1:00 p.m.

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Saturday

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Saturday

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Saturday

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Sunday

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Across

Has anything bad ever happened to you on Friday the 13th? By Tiffany Li and Anya Lomako

“Got attacked by a squirrel hiding in a garbage can.” Aarti Sethi 3A arts & business

“I was attacked by a killer unicorn.” Amelia Feliciano

2A arts & speech communications

1. UW faculty with the kangaroo mascot 4. Distort 9. Carbon arrow manufacturer 14. Cambridge engineering university 15. Project discoursively 16. To omit 17. American Ursidae (2 wds) 19. Two force units 20. Tibetan monk 21. Rebel abbr. 23. Wile E. Coyote’s explosive of choice. 24. Put to work 26. Action locales 28. Alice in Wonderland’s portal (2 wds) 32. Put at risk 35. Hamlet prop 36. Golden age sex symbol West 37. Arctic dwellers 40. A dove’s call 41. Cord fibre from the agave plant 44. Superficial 47. Tricycle 50. Be in accord 51. Excuse 55. Lost network 57. Smalltown pharmacy 58. Unlawful interest 59. Basic metric unit 61. Deals with transcripts 65. Galley slaves 67. Consumed 68. A type of fish 69. European currencies 70. Co. abbreviation Down

1. Promenade

“I got an acceptance letter from UW.” Craig Garbe

3B arts & speech communications

“I signed up for a class with Diana Denton.” Michelle Lee 3B arts & speech communications

October 6 Solutions

“I fell downstairs onto a black cat, walked under a ladder, fell on top of Derek.” Derek Fitzpatrick & Danny Dang 3A business & math

“The headless horseman came for me that night.” Andrew Jeffery 1A kinesiology

“I nearly fell off a treadmill when attempting to tie my shoe.” Gemma Delena 3B arts & speech communications

“I found out I was a woman.” Mike Vandenbrink 2A kinesiology

2. Ulysses Grant’s first name 3. Percussive theatre performance 4. Clockwork deluge 5. Majestic symbol of power 6. Liberal leadership candidate 7. Parent teacher group 8. Germen men, auf deutch herren 9. Don’t let these bite! 10. Norman cathedral 11. Goes well with lamb (2 wds) 12. Gulf below the Red Sea 13. Gun emplacement 18. Random background film conversation 22. Tactile faculty group 25. US ball player Berra 26. Fly fast and furious this time of year 27. North American deer 29. Barbie’s boy (again) 30. Blackthrone fruit

31. Pig food 32. Discharge radiation 33. Canadian basketball star 34. One who criticises 38. D-Day general 39. Mosaic element 42. A section of a journey 43. Most creepy 45. Connecting links 46. Pictish monarch 48. Married 49. Coffin car 52. Wall painting 53. Newfoundland painter 54. Outfitted with tyres 55. Speakers 56. Pager noise 60. Genetic transmitter 62. French parfum 63. Ghanian language 64. OJ Simpson judge


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Arts Imprint

Friday, october 13, 2006

arts@imprint.uwaterloo.ca Arts Editor: Margaret Clark Arts Assistant: Dinh Nguyen

Saving the symphony from a sour note Kitchener-Waterloo kicks into high gear to raise money for an artistic community on the verge of bankruptcy

courtesy centre in the square

The KW Symphony performed at the Centre in the Square in a 2005 Tsunami Relief concert. The KWS regularly uses music to reach the broader community. Margaret Clark arts editor

It’s Friday night. You’ve just finished an exhausting week of midterms. You knock on your roommate’s door, dressed to kill for a night on the town. Your de-stressing destination? The club scene, perhaps, or at the very least a bar. Maybe a friend’s party. But a night at the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony? Not likely. In fact, chances are better you’re sneaking off to play D&D. So for a University of Waterloo student, news of the bankruptcy threatening the KW Symphony (KWS) shouldn’t come as a surprise. For those not already “in the know,” the news is thus: due to poor ticket sales, rising business costs and the decline of crucial arts grants, the KWS needs to realize $2.5 million in commitments by the month’s end — yes, this month — if it hopes to stay afloat. Last year, for instance, the KWS lost a whopping $600,000 in the course of one season, and the organization’s accumulated deficit presently totals $1.2 million. In hopes of avoiding bankruptcy, the symphony has already asked its staff and players to accept a 15 per cent pay cut. A “Save Our

Symphony” donations program is also well underway, reaching the community through every means possible, from mail to phone campaigns, e-newsletters to media advertising. Direct appeals to larger government groups, including federal and provincial arts bodies as well as community and municipal leaders, are also being run simultaneously. In the desperate push to save their organization, the KWS is pulling out all stops. Considering the extent of this campaign, as well as the tremendous financial burden KWS needs to overcome in a matter of weeks, students may be forgiven for assuming that in the contemporary world (and yes, even socialist Canada), an organization that is not self-sustaining “deserves” to sink. However, before passing judgment on attempts to save the symphony, it might behoove those of us here (hopefully) to broaden our body of knowledge to ask what, exactly, the KWS is attempting to save? And indeed, the extent of the symphony’s programs might surprise the average university student: beyond putting on its usual gamut of concerts, the KWS actually functions in large part as a teaching tool for upcoming generations. It performs this role through

open dress rehearsals, which high school, music and post-secondary students can attend, “education concerts” (with the attendance rates reaching 10,000 students a year) and an adopt-a-player program that pairs a KWS musician with a Grade 5 or 6 classroom to enrich the students’ musical education. On top of these efforts, the KWS also supports a youth orchestra program and a series of youth awards and scholarships, thus allowing young musicians to aim high and achieve excellence in an education-oriented musical community. If that isn’t enough, KWS also puts on community concerts, which take place in parks, malls, churches and similar public venues, and offers special discounts in bulk tickets for community organizations catering to people with special needs. KWS also supports an initiative called “Composing for a Change,” which gives people with no past music training the opportunity to create short compositions for a small group of players under internationally-recognized composers. The end result of all these programs and initiatives? Quite simply, an artistic community that, despite its stereotype as existing solely “for the elite,” strives above all to make

orchestral music accessible to the general community, and also to entrench the art form’s presence for generations yet to come. The proof of this is not, however, solely in the eulogizing: in the brief time since the KWS first announced its desperate plight, the Kitchener-Waterloo community has already shown a surprising measure of support. Though still far from their goal of $2.5 million, the KWS has already received nearly $400,000 in pledges measuring anywhere from $25 to $47,000, and $230,000 coming just from the 18-member symphony board. For many, university is the last, best stop before entering “the real world,” and certainly students can be excused for giving personal financial burdens higher priority than those even in their immediate community. Nonetheless, it bears keeping in mind that local events will determine the kind of world you enter after attaining your degree. Even asking yourself what the KWS — in theory or in practice — means to you goes a long way towards shaping the arts community you’ll have at your disposal during university, after graduation and for generations to come. mclark@imprint.uwaterloo.ca


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UW grad finds life direction in music Tucker Finn, a set designer for Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet turns from architecture to empowering tunes Dinh Nguyen assistant arts editor

Listening to her most recent demo CD, Tucker Finn’s music comes across as a composition created by fusing her journal with those of randomly picked strangers. Each song is like a page ripped from her past experiences and the lives of others, brought to life by a direct, intimate, almost conversation like music style. You never know what to expect. One moment you may be in a song like “I’ve Been Doing Ok,” lying miserably on her bed reaching for a puffer and calling out an ex’s name; a couple minutes later you might be listening to “She Can Want Me,” living the life of a male trapped in a love triangle, lusting for a girl who is infatuated with another man. She comes at music from an interesting angle, writing songs though her mind as well as the eyes of friends, family and strangers. Finn’s voice is very distinct. I could tell by her deep yet very clear and feminine voice over the phone that I was talking to the same person I was listening to on the demo CD. She was a very friendly person; we talked for more than an hour, unaware of the passage of time. The conversation was fun and relaxing. Three monikers ago, Finn was known by her birth name as Sharon Anne Meunier, or by what her foster parents called her, Catherine Doherty. Back then, in the mid ’80s, she was a student here at the University of Waterloo. But before coming to UW, Finn was enrolled at the University of Western Ontario. She first came to Waterloo for a Joe Jackson concert. At first Finn wasn’t impressed with either the city or the university. “I thought Waterloo was a horrible place.” Finn refected looking back at her school years. “But, to be honest the university and the city grew on me. After a year at Western it was heaven. Waterloo has a great vibe, it’s gay friendly and diverse.” Finn was attracted to UW for its architecture co-op program. She graduated in 1991 and then began her artistic career. After obtaining a degree in architecture Finn landed the job of a successful Hollywood set designer, working on scenes like Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet. Today, after finishing a set as the production designer for BBC’s What it’s like being alone, Finn has been withdrawing from her film career to focus more on her true passion, music. “I had a chance to test out architecture; to be honest it was too slow for me. I have a short attention span. The thing about music is it’s really ecstatic. When you’re writing a song it’s your vision. It feels like it has more of a purpose, it’s more meaningful.” As artistically talented as she is, Finn didn’t write or sing her own songs until age 31, and even then she was too shy to perform publicly. It wasn’t until moving from Los Angeles to Toronto where she teamed up with artist Lisa Silverman that Finn began to perform for others. Together the two formed a band called The Jane Waynes, which from 2000 to 2004, played frequently around Ontario and Quebec. Being in The Jane Waynes was a new starting point in Finn’s life. During her time in the band she changed her names from Cathrine Dohertey to to Tucker Dohertey to Tucker Finn. The first name change occurred when she and Silverman decided that they wanted more

Nashville-style names. Finn looked into a hat and saw the word Tucker. She adopted that name as her bandmate took up “Travis.” Later on, feeling a bond between herself and Mark Twain’s character Huckleberry Finn, she changed her last name from Doherty, to Finn. The Jane Waynes did many things for Finn. The band introduced her to many encouraging lifelong friends and artists like Mary Gauthier and set her on the musical path. It also helped her to define her views on life. When asked if she hopes to one day to “make it big,” she defies the idea. “I think big is an illusion.” Finn explained. “The one mistake people make when starting out is the vision of getting discovered. When someone makes it big, they are controlled. The record label owns them. When I was young, I thought making it big was getting signed. Now I realize that the reality is to earn a living doing something you enjoy.” Finn was very open and comfortable with her self. During the convesation we touched on topics that many would consider extremely personal. Like many talented artists, Finn’s past plays a large role in influencing her musical perspectives today. She was given up for adoption to her foster parents, the Dohertys at a very young age. At 24 she began looking for her biological parents, and discovered that they married after giving her up. The search took three years and inspired her to write Can of Worms, a graphic autobiographical novel of Finn’s life. Her parents now have two more children. They don’t have much time for her in their life. Finn does not blame her parents; she embraces her past, as it gives her a unique view of music. “I came at music from a design set view. The whole point of music is to play together. I see it in layers and break it all down into parts,” said Finn. “My past helps me understand how to write realistic songs, but I’m past the stage of writing songs from it. I write songs from a different person’s perspective. I write from a Huck Finn perspective… If you sit down with your pen you can imagine what a character goes though. It’s like you’re looking at the world from the outside from a naïve view, trying to make sense of things that don’t always make sense.” Finn has lived a very artistic life; she has been exposed to many different angles of art. Her architectural background allows her see art through layers, while her musical career brings to rise the personally-harmonizing effect of art. She has a very concrete view of art, and when asked to define it, her opinions on the subject comes out in both her words and their intonation: “I think I would rather define art as seeing the world though your set of eyes and experiences, things that you notice, your past and your present. True art is telling truth though your eyes; it cannot be made up. If you can tell that it didn’t come from the heart, it’s not art: it’s bullshit.” Finn’s tone strengthens as she speaks: “All good song writers have experiences in their past which really comes out in their work. Art has to be true, you can’t fake it. When you have a past you tend to feel things. You’re not gonna lie to yourself. You’re gonna be able to say that’s good enough…. You need a story to have a story to tell.”

Anyone who’s ever spoken to Finn can tell that she’s strong woman: someone who doesn’t whine about her bad days, but learns from them. In May 2006, her house was run into by a car. It turns out that there was enough damage done that it was no longer a safe place to live. Finn didn’t sulk about it; instead she plans on renovating the house by building a second floor with the insurance money. Finn’s been through phases most University students go and has survived. She’s been lost, down, confused about the future. She’s taken chances made mistakes and wrote songs out of them. Finn has lived the life of countless people and sang them into lyrics. If a student were to ask her for advice, she would say: “There’s a hell of a lot of pressure for you to figure out what you want to do… Many

students stick with their first choice career path because they invested a lot of time and money into it. I believe that as long as you can pay the bills and live comfortably, it doesn’t matter if you make mistakes. You don’t have to get it right on the first try. You get as many chances as you’re willing to give yourself. It’s way better to make mistakes then live a life of settling. Life will take you in crazy directions if you let it.” On Friday, October 13 Finn will be returning to Waterloo. She is scheduled to play at 220 King Street North, the RainTree Café from 10 p.m. — 12 p.m. If you’re low on cash, and looking for a good time come on out — there’s no charge. dnguyen@imprint.uwaterloo.ca


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Lily Allen Alright, Still Capitol Records

Let’s get it out of the way then: Lily Allen’s sudden rise to stardom has everything to do with MySpace. Having the number one spot on the UK charts instantly occupied by an unknown came as no surprise to Capitol Records when they signed the anti-pop princess — it was a sure bet when most on her 80,000-strong friends list would vote for “Smile” just for a chance to be included in the all-important top eight. But to attribute Allen’s success solely on her blog-saturated corner of the internet would miss the point of her music altogether. Allen knows the whole situation is ridiculous and, more to the point, is always the first in line to mock it with her characteristic cynicism. The sunny, summery calypso beats and harmless vocal melodies that populate Alright, Still disguises tracks like the aforementioned “Smile” as feather-light, though its lyrics are actually bursting with schadenfreude over a recent break up. The song, just like the entire album, has more of a simper than a smile. But Allen finds time to open up on “Littlest Things,” a piano-driven ballad roughed up with sample white noise that not only proves her versatility but also provides the one point in the album where her lyrics don’t get in the way of her vocal talent. Allen’s biting sarcasm is probably the cause of those quick references to The Streets, but her approach shares more in both sample-heavy tendencies and lyrical bombast to little lady extraordinaire, Lady Sovereign. Both possess a verbal dexterity that makes petty, vindictive lines like those found on “Not Big” as humorous and oddly endearing. “You thought this

was gonna be easy, well you’re outta luck,” sings Allen, slowly building up to the inevitable punch line. “Let’s turn back time to when you couldn’t get it up.” If there’s one thing to be said about Allen’s beats and lyrics, it’s that they hit exactly where they’ll hurt the most. — Angelo Florendo

Circa Survive Juturna Equal Vision Records

I popped in this disc during a sociology study session and instantly enjoyed what was coming out of the speakers. Now I cheated and downloaded a bunch of their leaks before the album was released, and I hadn’t been this excited to hear an entire album since Glassjaw’s Worship and Tribute. The individual songs don’t do this album much justice. The record as a whole is a near masterpiece. It is a great indie rock/post punk record with no gimmicks and progressive song writing. It’s easy to vibe to and is able to set the mind at ease, even after a tough day of work or finding out that the nasty lumps on your genitals are actually warts. Fans of any genre of music should really check out some of Circa Survive’s songs. They have the technicality and attitude to keep the rockers happy, yet great hooks and nothing too aggressive to scare away fans of other genres. My favourite tracks on the CD are “Holding Someone’s Hair Back,” which flows so beautifully to the finale, the slightly heavier sound of “Act Appalled,” the extremely ambient “Stop the Fucking Car” and the standout, “The Great Golden Baby,” which really showcases the technical musicianship of the band, but more prominently Anthony Green’s absolutely stunning vocals. The pipes on this guy are unbeliev-

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able. His performance and lyrics are really what make this record stand out and earn a permanent spot on my play list. Now, if you’re having a keg party and are trying to get drunk members of the opposite sex to grind on your lame ass, or are pissed off that your dad secretly wears pantyhose and lipstick around the house when nobody’s home, I suggest blasting some Kanye or Bleeding Through, respectively. But if you’re chilling in your bedroom studying, or in the living room with some good friends enjoying Mary Jane’s company, or having a gin and tonic on the sunny porch without your shirt on, then Juturna belongs in rotation on the stereo. Basically, these are some talented guys in a great band playing great music that really breaks the mould of garbage Warped Tour bands being thrown at us from all angles. — Andrew King

The Dupes A Parting Gift Year of the Sun Records

While nobody likes their music to be pigeonholed into a specific genre, The Dupes play punk rock. They play punk rock and they play it loud and fast, with a perfect balance of emotion and amusement to make them credible, but still fun. This EP is a shade darker than past material and the transition works well for the boys. There are resemblances to the Alkaline Trio, but A Parting Gift isn’t quite as melancholic and offers a lot of positive energy to contrast the slightly dark lyrics. They are able to relay feeling while still letting loose and having a balls-out good time. Emo dorks drinking bubble tea may not find enough useless screaming here to replace Bleed the Dream in their stereos while they check out how totally rad they are on MySpace.

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Anybody that likes a fun punk record that doesn’t baste in misery or clichéd guitar leads should look here. Anyone can enjoy this CD without much hard work. The Dupes are good on record and their live show is explosive, so check out www.thedupes.com and if you have the means, go check them out in Guelph on October 15 for some good times. — Andrew King

Protest the Hero Kezia Vagrant

I was so excited to see Boys Night Out at the Starlight before the Christmas break, not only because I’m a big fan, but also because Protest the Hero were on the bill. Their video for “Blindfolds Aside” is in rotation on MuchLoud and PunchMuch — although the latter means nothing because ignorant high school kids seem so keen on wasting mom and dad’s money to have the Pussycat Dolls, Green Day and maybe five other videos make them dumber 50 fucking times every afternoon. Anyway, the song itself and some others I’d borrowed from Limewire are absolutely incredible. Hence I was looking forward to seeing what they could do in the live realm. My date for the night had an exam so I just missed their set, but I picked up their latest Underground Operations release Kezia and it’s been blowing me away for the last few weeks. The CD’s technical is metalcore with some beautiful singing and extremely tasteful guitar work. The songs themselves fly from time signature to time signature, and the dynamics are second to none. Rody Walker’s vocal work is absolutely stunning, and is sometimes assisted by powerful gang vocals and a little bit of well executed screaming on tracks like the opener “No Stars

Over Bethlehem.” There are even some intense breakdowns that blow me away; my favourite of which is found in “Turn Soonest to the Sea”. Anyone into aggressive music should be able to find something golden here, and while the songs themselves are musically brilliant, Kezia’s lyrical content is full of depth and insight and (thank Christ) doesn’t focus on getting dumped by a girl. Kezia is divided into three “chapters” of three songs each with a finale closer to the end. The songs are sung through the perspective of three characters — a prison guard, a priest and a woman named Kezia who is to be executed. Each song is a beautifully written poem with layers and layers of insight and some extremely effective metaphor and significance. Since I’m sure we’ve all had enough politics this close to the election, I won’t dip into that ever-present aspect of this album, but know that reading the lyrics in the album notes is an absolute treat. Even if you don’t agree with some of the social commentary being presented, it’s hard to ignore how well these songs are written. If you’re a fan of good punk, hardcore or metal, Protest the Hero definitely deserves some of your attention. You can go to www. myspace.com/protestthehero for a taste of what I think is one of the ten best albums released in 2006. I actually got to talk to the guys after Fullblast played,and they are extremely friendly and humble dudes. Plus, it feels good to support the blossoming and attention-deserving Canadian indie music scene. So give them a listen if you haven’t yet and if you have the means, they have some upcoming shows in Barrie and will be back with The Bled after a well deserved and hopefully successful US trek. — Andrew King

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The musical duo gains elitist kudos A special camaraderie forms when more intimate partnerships displace large bands on the road to excellence

Last week, dear readers, your favourite columnist strapped on his helmet, climbed on his shiny white Vespa and prepared to embark upon yet another crusade to the distant city of Toronto. When certain no one was looking, he disembarked from the scooter and hurried into his mother’s silver minivan, because really, what kind of fool would risk dirtying his loafers by riding a Vespa on the highway? He picked up his noble compatriot along the way and the two set

forth like a modern day Guevara and Granado; travelling not across South America but Southern Ontario, discussing not the wretched lot of the poor but the abysmal effort set forth by Razorlight on their latest record. The two soon reached the dangerous district of Queen St. West, where they braved lawless abandon and stretched forth across squalor to reach the hub of discordance and debauchery that is the Horseshoe Tavern. Here they were to witness an explosion born from the Antebellum South: the whiskey-voiced combination of delta blues and melodic folk music that is “Two Gallants.” It was when his esteemed companion left to try his luck with some of the Tavern’s barmaids that your brave columnist began to ponder the great tradition of intellectual partnership in the art world. Some of the most

outstanding masterpieces of art have emerged from the intense interaction between two great minds — from the photo-montages of Gilbert and George to the monumental installations of Christo and Jeanne-Claude to the entire Cubist movement that was born from the brushes of Picasso and Braque. What greatness can emerge when two people share a vision! Two Gallants, it seems, share this philosophy. Their group name is not simply a clever reference to a short story by James Joyce, but also an accurate description of the band’s membership. The two young fellows in the band have chosen to neglect the bass guitar and any other sort of elaboration in order to foster a closer relationship between the guitarist’s finger-picking stylings and the drummer’s own rhythmic sensibilities. From this minimalist approach emerges a

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diverse catalogue of songs laden with complicated transitions and complex melodies that are only possible because of the intimate connection between the two players. Two Gallants is part of a series of bands today experimenting with the tradition of “the duo.” More and more musicians are pursuing close collaboration and partnership these days — an affront to the “collective” philosophy of such bands as the 25-member Polyphonic Spree or the eight-member Architecture in Helsinki. Last year, the two members of Death From Above became veritable gods with their aggressive combination of bass and drums, and the Black Keys did what the White Stripes couldn’t and kept my respect as a blues-rock duo. The independent music scene is alight with such “duos” as Japanther, I Am the World Trade Center, and the electronic avantgardes Fog Runs with Kenyans. To take the idea of “intimacy” of collaboration a step further, many musical partnerships have been

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formed by lovers, the more famous being The Kills, Mates of State and New York-based, Mommy & Daddy. Indeed, watching VV and Hotel of The Kills interact on stage feels slightly like an invasion of their privacy, but nonetheless, the two no doubt inspire each other in a manner that the five members of The Strokes cannot possibly as a whole. As he watched both members of Two Gallants screaming into their mics about the Horsemen of the Apocalypse, your darling columnist couldn’t help but feel he was privy to the result of an important, even intimate, artistic partnership. He was inspired, to say the least, and considered the possibility that, when his friend was finished with the local floozies, they too could perhaps also engage in some sort of artistic collaboration. As such, he would advise you to search for a collaborator as well — two art snobs being, after all, far better than one. cmoffat@imprint.uwaterloo.ca

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Gael García Bernal tackles reality with dreams as Stéphane, Michel Gondry’s sleepy romantic. The Science of Sleep Michel Gondry Warner Independent Pictures

Most nights I drink too much coffee and am gifted a dreamless night of uneasy sleep. However, the night before I saw Science of Sleep was filled with a vicious nightmare about my childhood babysitter and I discussing how dreadfully boring said movie was. Fortunately for me, that nightmare proved to be quite a poor prediction of the future; Science of Sleep was everything but boring and I did not go see it with my childhood babysitter (which is especially good because I don’t remember her being particularly nice). The sleepy science of seduction is taught to us by a creative and charming young man named Stéphane (Gael Garcia Bernal) who falls hopelessly in love with his beautiful and intelligent neighbour Stéphanie (Charlotte Gainsbourg). Stéphane is not just your garden-variety sensitive and hopeless romantic; he is also delightfully delusional, which is particularly evident once

he begins to confuse his imaginative dream world with his harsh reality. His fantasyland, which comes to life at the same time his eyes move rapidly, is depicted brilliantly. His dreams are shown exactly as dreams feel: hazy, random and nonsensical. This is perfect for a movie about love because those who have been lucky enough to experience it know that it is indeed one of the most random and nonsensical parts of life. Stéphane’s dreams are the only place where things happen the way he wishes they would. He even dreams about hosting an hilarious talk show with walls draped in egg crates, which is hilarious. In fact, most of his dreams are funny in a very ridiculous way and also one of the best parts of the movie. But his dreams are not the only comedic part of the movie; the rest of the movie was equally humorous. Observing Stéphane’s adorable attempt at capturing his love interest is exactly like watching an ant walk across a picnic table holding a crumb larger than itself: the mission seems hopeless

and you wish you could help nudge the thing along. It is almost painful to watch yet you can’t imagine what the experience is like for the ant (or Stéphane, for that matter). Unless, of course, you are a hopeless romantic just like the kind that Gondry seems to love to depict (anyone remember Joel Barish in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind?) If this is the case, you will know exactly how Stéphane feels as his heart is slowly crushed to pieces. I apologize if my description is haphazard and lacking substance, much like dreams. Instead of thinking up more silly similes or metaphors, I’ll just say it like it is: this movie was great. I loved it. It made me laugh while making me feel warmer and fuzzier inside than usual. In an attempt to have dreams as wild as Stéphane, I’ve decided to stop drinking coffee after noon. Hopefully I become as delusional as him soon, so I can begin to do things I would otherwise only dream of. — Andrew Abela


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Game takes painting to godly levels Unique Playstation 2 game allows players to create and destroy with simple swipes of a magic brush Okami Playstation 2 Capcom Co.

It’s rare to have a game take your breath away. It’s even more rare to have that game do it by means of its own creation, rather than borrowed techniques from General Hospital. Okami accomplishes its breathtaking effect through a mixture of brilliantly crafted gameplay and imaginative art direction. The world and story seem absurd, but work out incredibly well together. You play a dog trying to save the world from an eight-headed creature that has a habit of contaminating nature. Luckily the dog, Amaterasu, is actually a god. This lends all sorts of interesting gameplay — particularly the ability to interact with the world through drawings. Okami harnesses the idea of drawings as having power. You can draw a quick line to slice through things, or a circle to make trees blossom back from their death. While it may seem like a clumsy system, drawing with the Playstation 2’s analog stick quickly becomes second nature. The quest system in Okami is reminiscent of Zelda. Coupled with the complete and total stylization of every element in the game, the experience could not be more thrilling. This is a game that defies game critics. Those who condemn videogames as meagre wastes of time would be quickly turned towards the school of thought that considers games as art. My only complaint about Okami is a surface one. The voiceovers are

simply repeated warbling sounds that vary in pitch from character to character. It barely mars the perfect presentation of the game, but it’s still a minor annoyance. Either complete silence or some decent voiceovers would have propelled Okami that much further. The puzzles are simplistic but very, very rewarding. There’s a strange sense of gratification in discovering that, with your magic brush in hand, you have the power to build and repair things. You can make the sake to feed the resident alcoholic warrior so that he’ll... well... get drunk. While wandering the world, it’s clear that the writer had a great deal of influence. Every character is meticulously designed and exemplifies a concept that Alan Moore expressed in his essay on comic book writing: The characters and the world feel like there is a much larger story behind them. It’s very easy to imagine life continuing on in the village even after you stop playing. In addition to the sheer beauty of the core game, Okami packs a satchel of collectibles and secrets to give it some lasting value. All of these are carefully woven in to the fabric of the game world. It’s persistent, beautiful and addictive. The brush system becomes more than just a neat way of playing. Battles seem accelerated by it and little drawings add a great level of complexity to fights. This is an incredible game for anyone from the mildly interested gamer to the hardcore of the hardcore. It’s beautiful to watch and thrilling to play. Even a person on the couch beside you would enjoy the experience.

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Amaterasu, seen above, is the dog-god protagonist of award-winning recent release Okami. The fact that this game has made it to release — and won awards — is a testament for the advancement of the gaming industry. Capcom saw something special in Clover Studios, and hopefully the rest of the gaming world sees something similar in the originality and excellence of Okami.

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Some books are known to have influenced a generation or a generation of thinkers. Religion and Alienation has the potential to do it a second time. First published in 1975 as Religion and Alienation: A Theological Reading of Sociology, Baum has re-written the entire work, dropping whole chapters and adding new ones. In its initial release decades earlier, Baum’s work was immediately recognized as the seminal book on the continuing discussion between religion and sociology. This new edition will challenge a new generation of readers, thinkers, and students of either religion or sociology. This book is designed to help people encounter the gospel as a message of hope and liberation — a guidebook to help set us free from

the prisons we have walled ourselves into or that we have allowed society to place us into. UW’s own Scott Kline and David Seljak, who both teach at St. Jerome’s University (SJU), wrote the foreword to this new edition and give the book high praise. Baum takes us on a journey through a series of progressive thoughts and areas of study to draw us forward into religion and alienation. Baum looks at religion as both the source of alienation and as a product of alienation. He examines how alienation is also a product of the industrial society. Baum also tackles the ambiguity that religion creates, both from a biblical perspective and from the perspective of the social sciences. He brings into the discussion the psychologists, with both Freud’s and Durkheim’s perspectives on symbolism. Those are but the beginnings of Baum’s work on this diverse topic. This new book is being launched here at SJU on October 20 at 7:30 p.m. Baum will be giving a lecture on Christian Muslim Dialogues in a Post 9/11 World at Siegfried Hall. This event will be a book launch and lecture, followed by signings of the book. Baum’s Lecture at SJU last January on the same topic had the highest attendance of any of last year’s Lecture Series at SJU. This book will be an excellent addition to any religious thinker’s library. It was thirty years in the making and time has only made it better. Even if you read only the last chapter on the five reasons that theologians should engage in dialogue with social thinkers, it will make the book worth the changes. — Steven R. McEvoy


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Optometry offers eye care solutions Sasha Campbell imprint intern

It’s true that most activities depend on good eyesight. Bad eyesight and taking notes off the board in a lecture hall don’t mix. Bad eyesight and hitting on someone in a bar don’t usually mix; although, your eyesight may not matter depending on your alcohol content at the moment. Driving with bad eyesight is “frowned upon.” So, can bad eyesight ever win? Yes. Yes, it can. Conveniently located on the UW north campus on the first floor of the optometry building, the University of Waterloo optometry clinic boasts serving the vision care of the community since 1967. Open to the general public and wheelchair accessible, it offers “vision examinations, specialty diagnostic services, spectacle services, contact lens services, low vision services and refractive laser surgery.” The primary care optometric eye exam evaluates your eyesight to determine whether you will need corrective lenses. The majority of people that visit the primary care clinic are adults and older children who know how to read letters at least — a small amount of literacy being essential for the tests. This eye care exam involves testing for eye diseases such as glaucoma.

Should you require glasses, optical ser- the clinic: disorders of the retina and vitreous, vices offers a wide selection of competitively glaucoma and various nerve diseases, and the priced quality eyewear. Many different types ocular manifestations of systematic diseases of glasses are available, including lenses and their therapy are but a few of the services specifically geared they offer. to distance, reading According to their [The optometry clinic] or use on computwebsite, “the centre for ers; also available sight enhancement, also are sunglasses and offers “vision examinations, known as low vision sports and safety services, is a clinical, specialty diagnostic wear. teaching (undergraduThe contact lens services, spectacle services, ate and graduate), and clinic provides a research unit within contact lens services, wide array of conUW’s School of Optact lens choices, as tometry.” The CSE was low vision services and well as individualestablished in 1984 and ized ser vices for refractive laser surgery.” is Canada’s only vision anyone who needs rehabilitation service them. If you need to be accredited by the more in-depth examination or treatment, National Accrediation Council for Agencies specialty services are available within the UW Serving the Blind and Visually Handicapped. optometry clinic. These services include test- Their mission is to “promote Canadian exceling focused on eye health, eye movement and lence in all facets of blindness and low vision co-ordination, services for the visually impaired, rehabilitation.” and testing for infants, children or people with Highly trained optometry student interns special needs. perform the clinical services, under the watchful The ocular health clinic is where patients with eye of experienced faculty optometrists. Also ocular disease or a risk of developing ocular dis- within the UW optometry clinic is the Sight Enease are examined and treated. There are many hancement Equipment Pool and Authorization different ocular ailments that are looked after at Centre, known as SEEPAC. SEEPAC is dedi-

cated to providing “high technology (computer and CCTV devices) assessment/authorization services in an effective, efficient and economical manner, while acknowledging the dignity and autonomy of the service customers.” Got a lazy eye? Then the binocular vision, aniseikonia and sports vision clinic is for you. This facet of the clinic deals specifically with eye co-ordination and eye movement. Lazy eyes, far and near-sightedness and eye movements during reading are all treated and examined. Specially designed glasses and vision exercises can increase your visual efficiency. This clinic can also refer you to an outside health professional if need be. “Sight depends on the generation of naturally occurring electrical activity in the eyes and the transmission of these signals to the brain,” states the clinic’s website. The electrodiagnostic clinic caters expressly in testing and recording this electrical activity, through sensors either near the eye or on the scalp. These tests can be essential for detecting certain diseases that plague the visual system. No matter what’s troubling you about your eyes, the UW optometry clinic is the right place to go. Convenient, skilled and offering competitive prices for students and faculty — how could you go wrong? scampbell@imprint.uwaterloo.ca

A national celebration of women this month Confronting modern day issues, band-aid solutions and old-fashioned theories in the form of bullying, violence, ostracizing and name-calling are widespread and deadly at the high school level. Male attitudes of entitlement and disrespect toward women are issued out in sexual violence, through rape and sexual harassment, everyday around the world, including in our own community. This, as Stephen Lewis points out, is the Her head is slightly cocked, her gaze is fixed leading factor in the existence of the AIDS and probing, her lips are zipped. She is all crisis in Africa. Dealing with the problem of at once skeptical and mysterious. What does violence against women by teaching women she know? That a fourth wave is coming: self-defence and to never travel alone is patriarchal bias will cease to be propagated a band-aid solution to the underlying and in our public school systems and sexism, rac- widespread conceptual framework that justiism, heterosexism will all at once be nipped fies the rape, predation and exploitation of in the pre-pubescent bud. women, animals, the environment and other She is the face of the Miss G__ Project, marginalized groups. an Ontario-wide grass-roots initiative to These are some of the most important promote and lobby for equity in educa- issues of our time, yet they are utterly ignored tion. The project was by the official high started by a group school curriculum. of four women at We are essentially A fourth wave is coming: raising the University of our children Wester n Ontario patriarchal bias will cease to be ignorant, narin 2005. Its current row-minded citizens to be propagated in our mission is to see a that will contribute to women’s and gender the above problems public school systems studies course offirather than criticizing cially included in the and solving them with and sexism, racism, Ontario high school appropriate tools for curriculum. analysis and change. heterosexism will all at The importance We have the resources once be nipped in the of this goal is easy to empower our youth, to underestimate. it is of the utmost pre-pubescent bud. Young women, as importance that we they enter high do so. school, experience You may wonder a drop in self-esteem due to strict regulation what the name of the project signifies. The of acceptable gendered behaviour, impossible organization website, www.themissgproject. expectations promoted by the media and lack org, states the following: “In 1873, Dr. Edof non-over-sexualized, empowered female ward H. Clarke of Harvard Medical School role models. wrote in Sex in Education: or, A Fair Chance Young men, as they enter high school, for the Girls, about a certain “Miss G___,” experience the negative effects on their in- who was a top student, “leading the male and dividuality of constructed masculinity and female youth alike,” at a time when women have no safe place to discuss it. Homophobia were just beginning to push the boundaries

holding them from higher education. Unfortunately, Miss G___ died. Dr. Clarke, a respected doctor and man of science, explained with the accepted “conservation of energy” theory that Miss G___ died because as a woman, “she was unable to make a good brain that could stand the wear and tear of life, and a good reproductive system that should serve the race, at the same time that she was continuously spending her force in intellectual labor.” Perpetuating a line of theories of how women are by nature, ill-equipped to be included in education, Miss G__ and others like her were lost in history. The Miss G___ Project is named for and dedicated to, the unidentified Miss G___.” The project consists of a provincial committee as well as a network of local chapters. The K-W chapter this year has been active in organizing high school workshops to raise awareness of the cause, introduce the concept of gender to high school students and cultivate their interest in gender and anti-oppression issues.

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If you are interested in supporting the KW chapter or the larger project itself, please contact missgwaterloo@gmail.com or visit www.themissgproject.org. — Thea Kerr


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Evolution of the cat-girl Show your pride in It’s a known fact that anime artists generally like cats, so the inception of the cat-girl is no surprise, but the nature of cats surely plays a role as well. Cats have many important qualities that make them perfect for being combined with young women in hentai and anime. There is something luxurious and sensual about cats, how they carefully clean their lithe bodies, strut around a home, and seem to look somehow mysterious. But cats are also cute and playful — getting into trouble, seeking pleasure and fun; and their perky ears and frisky tails are just too darn cute. Please excuse me, I’m having a cat moment. Historically, cats have frequently been connected with women. In ancient Egypt, cats were linked with fertility and were considered the embodiment of the goddess Bastet. The Romans and Norse people picked up on this idea and cats were connected with their fertility goddesses as well (Artemis and Freya). Fer tility and sex were strongly associated with women because even what we might now consider our primitive ancestors, were able to recognise that having sex with a fertile woman led to babies — which was very important for cultivating the land, building civilizations and massing armies. This made women, with their sexuality and almost mystical fertility, important and valuable to these societies. When Christianity star ted spreading across Europe, the cat (and women) maintained this association with sex, sensuality and fertility, but in a less positive light.

This was a time when women were considered to be the weaker and sinful sex. The lustful mating behaviour and previous pagan associations made the cat an ideal symbol of Eve — who was now considered to be the first “sinful” woman. For centuries, cats were used in European artwork to imply carnality, sensuality and temptation.

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Because of its association with sensuality and sex, the cat became the symbol of prostitution and courtesans in the 15th century. Men in this era talked about chasing “cats tail” — this is where terms like “tail” and “pussy” (as applied to women and their genitalia) originated.

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Even today, we still use terms like “sex kitten” in a play on the sensuality associated with both women and cats. Cats were not just popular in ancient Europe, many other countries and cultures have prized the cat for thousands of years — and since they missed out on the European “re-education” of dark/middle ages, their cats (and women) did not tend to pick up any demonic associations. In Japan cats were a favourite pet of the nobility and were connected with luck and good omens — today there is still a Buddhist temple in Japan dedicated to cats. In addition, many homes and businesses, even in North America, still display Maneki Neko statues of a cat with a raised paw, who welcomes good luck and fortune. So, back to cat-girls and hentai. A cat girl is essentially a girl/woman with cat ears. Sometimes they also have a cat’s tail and/or whiskers. Cat-girls who want to look particularly cute will also wear big gloves and shoes or slippers that look like cat paws — but they do not usually have any fur on their bodies, aside from the ears and tail. Because the main requirement to be a cat-girl is the ears, they are often called Nekomimi, which means “cat ears.” Why do we like cat girls? In anime and especially in hentai, cat-girls are naughty, playful, and horny — what’s not to love? Maybe it’s because cats have been associated with women and sex and sensuality for so long that the cat-girl just seems to fit with our perceptions of playful sexuality. The cat-girl could be the personification of the sensual hedonist that lies inside every woman. Oh! And there is also the suspicious similarity between semen and a saucer of cream. ssparling@imprint.uwaterloo.ca

Coming Out Week

Various events on the UW campus and throughout K-W promotes queer lifestyle their home communities, families, religions, etc. Being queer can feel really isolating as a result,” states Feeling a little stressed out? Mid- Weare. Alex Chunaco, the other co-orterms got you down? Come out to “Coming Out Week,” when the dinator of GLOW, stated, “GLOW Kitchener/Waterloo region will be will be hosting various special engulfed in a rainbow of diversity events throughout the week and they are open to everyone.” There and pride. Every October 11th queer and will be events everyday starting queer-positive people come to- Monday, October 16. Some of the events will include gether in celebration of diversity and to educate the community about the showing of Transamerica in the queer issues, while having a whole SLC on Tuesday night, a discussion about LGBTQ issues on Wedneslot of fun in the process. Rober t Eichberg and Jean day night and a bonfire at the end O’Leary founded “Coming Out of the week. Club Renaissance is also putting Day” in Octoon a “Universiber 1988, one “GLOW brings ties Night” on year after the Saturday where first march in out the colour in you will not have Washington D.C. to pay cover if where 500,000 diversity.” you bring your people marched WATcard or your for gay and lesbian equal— GLOW volunteer ONEcard with you. ity. Since then, A giant rainComing Out Day events have been focused on rais- bow flag, 5 feet wide and 85 feet ing awareness and education in in length, with accompanying Pride the community and providing a Guard, will be on the B2 Green for comfortable environment where the duration of the week. The Pride Guard will be suppeople of different orientations can participate without fear of rejection plied with pamphlets, stickers and pins for anyone interested. If you or discrimination. The public perception and edu- can’t make it to any other events cation of the LGBTQ community during the week, make sure to stop has come a long way since the by and visit Pride Guard and get first march in 1987. However, the some free stuff. When asked about the purpose problem about discrimination is still a relevant issue. “Even though of Coming Out Week Chunaco queer people have certain rights, stated, “It is to foster a greater they still don’t always have the sup- awareness of LGBTQ issues and port of their community,” says Sue to celebrate the successes of the Weare, one of the co-ordinators LGBTQ movement on campus and in the local community.” In addition of GLOW. Many people face prejudice and another GLOW volunteer remarked, even hatred when coming out. “Un- “GLOW brings out the colour in like visible minorities, being queer is diversity.” For more information you can an invisible status, and many queer people have even been rejected from visit the GLOW Office in the SLC, the Rainbow Office on Laurier’s campus, or go online to glow.uwaterloo.ca for specific events and times. Ryan Nahlé reporter

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Thankful for every kind of family One of my favourite things about Thanksgiving is that it’s a holiday that everyone can feel welcome to participate in. Although many nonChristians still celebrate aspects of Christmas, and many non-Chinese celebrate Chinese New Year, Thanksgiving, although created by Christians and aboriginals, is more about the harvest and giving thanks. Everyone, regardless of religion or belief, can give thanks. As well, Thanksgiving provides an opportunity to be thankful for the food you have, especially during harvest season, and to think about those who have less than we do. So other than the inclusiveness of Thanksgiving, I love the opportunity to meet with family. Although families can be anything but inclusive at times, I always find that this is the easiest holiday for outsiders to join. Christmas is a stressful, emotional and, for some, difficult time of the year. I’d say that any holiday with strong traditions is difficult for outsiders to join. That’s why Thanksgiving is such a good time to include others in your family.

But the nature of family changes as time goes by. Most of us will find, in the coming years, that what we consider family will change drastically. During our early twenties, most of us will find meaningful employment, begin or continue to enjoy long-term meaningful relationships and, for some of us, things like weddings and children will drastically change the make-ups of our families. One of the biggest changes in my family was the inclusion of my nephew, Noah. He is the first great-grandchild on either side of my family. So, not only is it a big change to have a crying, crawling, pooping addition to our gatherings, but it changes the dynamics as well. Last year, when Noah was but three months old, my older brother Joe, who’s 26, and his wife Lana, who’s 23, decided to join my immediate family for Christmas morning. This was the first time anyone not part of our immediate family was included in Christmas morning reveries. And on a much different note, when they left later that morning to travel to Golden Lake, it marked the first Christmas afternoon where a member of the family was absent. With this Christmas fast approaching, Joe and Lana have already decided they will spend Christmas morning in their home with Noah and join us Christmas afternoon. With new families come new priorities. Another family I’m close to is in a similar situation. Although my family

has five boys, theirs has four girls. In him regularly again, I was used to both families the oldest child is mar- him having a life of his own. My ried and living with their spouse in a other three brothers and I still feel house they own. So the dynamics are like the old gang, but Joe seems to fairly similar. have graduated The difficulty long ago. in their family But that sepThanksgiving is that when the aration doesn’t eldest sister got always feel like provides an a g raduation. married she sat opportunity to be And graduations her sisters down themselves are and told them, “My husband is thankful for the food bittersweet. does my family now. He you have, especially oneH ow deal with is my priority and the transition of you guys, although during harvest a family member still special, are my season, and to think to a new plane? extended family.” This brings me This, of about those who to my last and course, is hard for the younger have less than we do. most significant sisters to comfamily change: prehend. They are death of a loved used to being sisters. I doubt any of one. the remaining sisters are planning The question has been raised, on marrying any time soon, so the since Noah’s birth, of when we will prospect of having a similar family stop meeting at my grandparents’ change doesn’t really come into play. house every Christmas. We stopped For these girls, all they know is they’ve meeting for Thanksgiving a few years lost a sister. They are extended fam- back because too many teenagers ily to her and she is still immediate had too many part time jobs that family to them. demanded too many hours on holiWith my brother getting married, days. But Christmas is too sacred to it was a little easier. He had lived away be tossed to the lower echelons of from home for many years, going to family, at least not just yet. In the past, we predicted that the college and then landing a job that had him living downtown Toronto arrival of great-grandchildren would for years. In fact, he only moved herald the need for smaller and more home just before getting married. intimate family gatherings. However, This meant that by the time I saw Noah arrived last September and

we were still planning on having a family Christmas at Grandma and Grandpa’s. In fact, having a little baby crawling around added to the celebration. Sadly, we have all sort of realized that our Christmas traditions will probably diminish when my grandparents are too ill to attend. We’ve already moved the celebrations from their house to a son-by-son rotation. Usually there are only two reasons to change tradition: life and death. Bringing a new life into our family didn’t upset our rhythm. However, as everyone gets older we all realize it will probably be the latter that tears us apart where the former brought us closer together. So, however I define family and however you define it, what’s more important is how we experience family. For some, family means uncles, aunts and cousins. For some, it’s much smaller and more intimate. For others, it may be a single parent or a few surviving relatives. Others have parents and step-parents and so much stepfamily they don’t know what to do. Families come in all shapes and sizes but that’s not important. Families come together. My family came together last weekend at an impromptu dinner thrown together by my dad. Some people were there and others were absent, but everyone was thankful. janstett@imprint.uwaterloo.ca


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A tasty solution to turkey leftovers Turkey — and lots of it. This is the aftermath that is deemed the leftover marathon. You know the one I am referring to: for all of you returning from visits with family, you probably have been given enough take-aways of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and the like to last you well into November. Whether you stayed in town or went home and feasted, you are all probably wondering what in the world to do with your leftovers, aside from eating it cold (like me in my memorable first year at MKV, looking overwhelmed at an overstuffed fridge of turkey goods). Firstly, you do not have to be fearful of getting sick of turkey. As long as you put on your chef ’s hat and get your creative juices flowing, there are endless possibilities in using this delicious meat. For me, leftovers evolved into my hearty turkey sandwich. I adore this recipe for its versatility. I have included the original recipe, but feel free to make substitutions. The following are examples of what you can try: rather than use the onion, add your leftover veggies.

Use leftover cranberry sauce in place of the mayo and mustard or keep the condiments and use turkey gravy as a dipping sauce for your sandwich. The general idea is to have fun and experiment — you really cannot go wrong. Turkey is extremely healthy: it offers a good source of protein, as well as the mineral selenium. Selenium aids in protecting metabolic pathways, antioxidant immune defence systems and regulates immune functions. Turkey also has niacin (vitamin B3), in addition to vitamin B6. These two vitamins are essential in converting the body’s proteins, fats and carbohydrates into useable energy.

Finally, this meat gives you an amino acid called tryptophan. It raises levels of serotonin in the brain, and is responsible for causing that sleepy feeling you experience after a turkey meal. Directions:

Preheat oven to 400° F. 1. Sauté the onion rings in a pan on medium high heat until golden brown. Set aside. 2. Cut a 1/2 inch thick slice from the top of the bread loaf (this will be your “lid”). Remove the centre of the loaf, leaving a 1-inch thick shell (reserve the removed bread for another use). Spread the inside of the bread shell and the lid of the loaf with mayo and mustard.

3. Fill the bread with layers of turkey slices, spinach, onions and cheeses. 4. Cover the top of the bread loaf with the lid and then wrap in aluminum foil. 5. Place bread loaf on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes or until cheeses have melted and the sandwich is heated up all the way through.

6. Let the sandwich stand for 10 minutes before cutting into wedges. Using a serrated knife — the one with the teeth rather than a chef ’s knife — really helps cut through all the layers. Makes six servings. Enjoy! tli@imprint.uwaterloo.ca

Ingredients: 1 round loaf bread (such as rye or sourdough) 1/4 cup of mayonnaise 2 tbsp Dijon or honey mustard 1/4 lb turkey breast, sliced 3/4 cup spinach or lettuce leaves 1/2 medium onion, thinly sliced, separated into rings 1/4 cup mozzarella or Parmesan cheese, shredded 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

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sports@imprint.uwaterloo.ca Sports Editor: Shawn Bell Sports Assistant: Doug Copping

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Men’s hockey Warriors set sights on nationals

provide offensive production. Both players have had very strong pre-seasons, with Hart scoring a hattrick in a 7-2 win over Guelph. The Waterloo Warriors’ men’s hockey team gets Spooner is coming off a season in which their season underway this weekend as they look he tied Hurley for the team lead with 12 goals, to improve on last year’s disappointing exit in including eight power play goals and four the second round of the OUA playoffs. game-winners. Both players averaged a point After taking the first game of the best of per game or better last season. three series with their cross-town rival Wilfrid Entering the season, Bourque is very Laurier Golden Hawks, the Warriors dropped pleased with the way his team has performed the last two games. throughout training camp as well as in their This season, the Warriors feature 15 return- exhibition games. ing members. They begin their season confident The Warriors finished the pre-season with that they can improve on last season’s playoff a 2-2 record. However, one of the losses came run and be serious contenders in the OUA. against the University of Michigan Wolverines, “Our goal is to go farther than last year,” one of the top hockey programs in the NCAA head coach Brian Bourque said. “We were very and a team that boasts 12 NHL draft picks, close to making the national championships last including four first-rounders. year and that is our ultimate goal.” The Warriors were competitive in the game, Coming off a 15-6-3 season, Bourque, in his being outshot only 41-34, but ultimately being second year as head coach undone by the Wolverat UW, will have plenty of ines’ power play which talent at his disposal. provided five goals in a Men’s hockey Any discussion of the 10-2 victory for the sixth Warriors’ strengths this ranked team in the NCAA. season opener season begins between Both Waterloo goals were Friday, October 13 the pipes; where spectacuscored by Della Mora and lar third-year netminder assisted by Hart. 7:30 vs Lakehead Curtis Darling will be Despite the lopsided counted on to continue score, coach Bourque Columbia Ice Fields his excellent play. was encouraged by his Darling was an OUA team’s perfor mance. West First Team All-Star “The play was pretty in his first two seasons as a Warrior, right even five on five,” he said. “Our big focus has up to his being named OUA West MVP last been on work ethic, discipline, and teamwork. season. I’m ecstatic with our progress and with the In front of Darling, the defence corps enters grittiness and willingness to battle our team the season as a bit of a question mark, with has shown.” only 3 returnees from last year’s team. That The Warriors will need to be ready to battle means that Bourque will need to get significant as their division; the Far West division is arguably minutes from some of his young and inexpe- the toughest division in the OUA. Along with rienced blueliners. the University of Western Ontario Mustangs, “We’re going to need our young guys to play who are ranked tenth in Canada, their division well,” the coach stated. “We will be forced to also houses the Windsor Lancers and the third use [the rookies] on the power play and the ranked Lakehead Thunderwolves. penalty kill and we’ll need them to contribute Waterloo will be tested right from opening immediately.” night, when the defending OUA champion Up front, the Warriors have a strong mix and CIS runner-up Thunderwolves come of size, speed, talent, and experience. Fourth- to town for games on back to back nights, year winger Kevin Hurley returns as team Friday, October 13 and Saturday, October captain after leading Waterloo last season with 14, each game at 7:30 at the Columbia Ice 30 points in 24 games. For his efforts, Hurley Fields Arena. was named to the OUA West Second All-Star “It’s going to be playoff style hockey right team last season. from the start,” Bourque said about facing Also returning for a fourth season in the Lakehead. “It’s going to take a full team effort black and gold is Mike Della Mora. This will and guys competing with everything they have be Della Mora’s third season as an assistant and doing everything we’ve worked on.” captain. His ability to play in all situations will The Warriors’ path to a third OUA title in make him a key contributor to the Waterloo school history and the first since 1995-’96 will squad. certainly force them to go through the defendUW will look to third-year forward Doug ing champs from Thunder Bay, against whom Spooner and second-year centre Shane Hart to UW had a 2-1-1 record last season.

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Mistakes and missed opportunities sink Warriors in loss to Guelph

James Rowe reporter

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Alex Balloway rumbles past Gryphon defender while the O-Line looks on. Mark Kimmich reporter

The 2-3 Warriors looked to take confidence into their October 7 matchup with 1-4 Guelph, as the Warriors have been playing much improved football as of late. However, a contest that looked promising out of the gate for Waterloo, coming off of a heart-breaking loss to defending Vanier Cup champions Laurier last week, became a game that ended as one of missed opportunities and mistakes as the Warriors lost Saturday, October 7 by a score of 45-23. The game started with the Warriors looking unstoppable as they sacked one of the CIS’ most statistically impressive pivots, Justin Dunk. With Guelph unable to muster a score on the initial drive of the game, Waterloo promptly marched from their own 15 yard-line, and capped off the impressive drive with a six-yard touchdown rumble from Alex Balloway. Waterloo quickly scored two more as a poor snap forced Dunk to fall on the football in his own endzone for a safety. At the end of the first quarter, the Warriors were forced to punt after their penalty woes began. A short punt and 40 yards of offence by the Gryphons later, Guelph had clawed back to within two points of Waterloo. Shortly thereafter, Dustin Zender hauled in a six yard touchdown from Warriors quarterback Jon Morbey to again increase the lead to a healthy nine-point margin. “Overall, we dominated the first half ” said Waterloo offensive lineman Peter Guglielmi, “but some mistakes near the end really cost

us.” Morbey threw the first of two interceptions that was returned 85 yards to give Guelph excellent field position and set up a Gryphons touchdown with three seconds left in the half. From there, Guelph added two more touchdowns in the second half as the Waterloo defensive secondary began to falter. There is some promise to take from this game though, with strong performances from Waterloo running back Travis Gellately, who ran behind a very strong Waterloo offensive line to amass 127 yards on only 17 touches, and wide receivers Sean Cowie and Dustin Zender who both played extremely well for a combined total of 165 yards and two touchdowns. On the other side of the ball, Waterloo’s defensive line, led by Darren Kisinger, who had three solo tackles and a sack, held Guelph running back Nick Fitzgibbon to only 31 yards on 12 attempts, and defensive back Drew Haynes had an impressive game with three solo tackles, a forced fumble and a blocked kick. The loss puts the now 2-4 Warriors into a three-way tie with Guelph and Queen’s for the sixth and final playoff spot. “We have a huge game coming up in Ottawa against a great Gee-Gees team,” said Guglielmi, “and these next two games will really define our season, one way or the other” Waterloo meets fourth-seed Ottawa in Ottawa at 2:00 p.m. Saturday. For local fans, the game can be seen at 8:00 p.m. Saturday on Rogers Cable. After that is the final home game of the regular season, October 21, 2:00 at University Stadium against the York Lions.

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Shawn Bell sports editor

The Warriors’ baseball team went into the final week of the regular season in a dogfight for the playoffs; they came out with a split in their final four games and their playoff fate in the hands of others. The Warriors were at 6-8 to start the final stretch. First up was Laurier, a game coach Bishop described last week as “the most important of the final four.” Waterloo started the game with a bang, running up a 5-0 lead behind Mike Glinks’ three RBI’s. Starter Tyler Wilson cruised until the sixth, when the Warrior defence made back-to-back errors that led to a five run inning for the Golden Hawks. In the seventh Laurier punched in one more run and held on to win 6-5. Having dug themselves a hole the Warriors played host to Toronto and then a double header against Brock to close out the season, knowing they needed to win them all to secure a playoff berth. On October 5 Warriors’ starter Wes Koch took the team on his right arm against the Varsity Blues, throwing a three-hitter over eight innings and striking out 15 on the way to a 2-0 Waterloo victory. The final double header against the top ranked Brock Badgers got off to an impressive start for the Warriors. Starter Derek Junkin pitched a complete game, scattering four hits and one earned run, and Brandon

Wittig came through with a clutch two-run double in the sixth to put the Warriors up for good, 3-2. So the Warriors took the field for the final game of the season, knowing a win would secure a playoff berth and confident behind starter Geoff Moroz. But the Brock Badgers’ offense exploded in the second for eight runs and never looked back, winning 12-7 and jeopardizing the Warrior’s playoff hopes. The split left the Warriors at 810 for the season and watching the out of town scoreboard decide their fate. First up was a double header between Toronto and Guelph. Waterloo needed Toronto to win both; the fates were kind and the Varsity Blues swept the Gryphons from playoff contention. Now all that remains is one game —Toronto against McMaster. A Toronto win would place the Blues into the third spot, push Laurier down to number four, and the Warriors out of the playoffs. A McMaster win would place Laurier third and leave Waterloo and Toronto tied for the fourth and final playoff spot. And thanks to Wes Koch’s 15 strikeout shutout performance against UofT, the Warriors won the season series, hence end up fourth and in the playoffs. Waiting for that fourth place team is the number one seed Brock Badgers. Waterloo was the only team to beat the Badgers twice in the season. Go Mac. sbell@imprint.uwaterloo.ca

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Could this be the best Waterloo golf team of all time? The evidence is mounting; five team gold medals and six individual golds in six tournaments, including two Warrior all-time low scores by two different golfers. With one tournament left before the Ontario championships, the Warriors are clear favourites to repeat as champions. Warrior captain Jud Whiteside was the first to make history, during the first OUA tournament at Windsor in September, when he shot six under par, an all-time Warrior low score, leading the team to their first gold medal and winning the individual gold by five strokes. Second and third in the Windsor tournament – Warriors Vic Ciesielski and Jimmy Latta.

Next up was the Laurier Invitational, where Ciesielski this time won the individual gold with a four under par performance, and the Warrior team captured the bronze medal. Then began a string of team gold medals. First came the Queens Invitational, where Whiteside won the gold with a four under par, four strokes ahead of the field, Ciesielski captured bronze, and the Warrior team finished eleven strokes ahead of everyone else. Next was the Warrior Invitational in Elmira, where on their home turf the Warriors won gold by 7 strokes with a 282. Warrior’s won all 3 individual medals — Arjun Walia and Ciesielski each shot 69 to claim gold and Jimmy Latta shot a 70 for the bronze. Then to Guleph, where the Warriors won again, this time with a team score of 286, and Vic Ciesielski won the individual gold with a 6 under par

Sister act leads Warriors rugby to critical victory Squad now in control of own playoff destiny Steve Utz staff reporter

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Warriors’ starter Wes Koch threw 15 strikeouts to lead Waterloo over Toronto 2-0.

Men’s golf continue gold medal parade Shawn Bell

FRIDAY, october 13, 2006

that tied the all-time Warrior record set by Whiteside in Windsor. Finally this past week, at the McMaster Invitational, Ciesielski shot a 4 under par 68 to set a new course record for the Crosswinds Golf Club in Burlington and win his fourth individual gold in 6 tournaments. The Warriors as a team shot 291, good for a nine-stroke win over the competition and their fifth team gold in 6 tournaments. “A few years back, shooting 300 was a good team score,” Warriors’ coach Dave Hollinger said. “This year we’ve shot 282, 285, 286, 291… these scores are unheard of in university golf.” The best Warrior golf team ever? Add a national championship to all these gold medals and the verdict will be sealed.

Women’s rugby co-captain Diane Kelly finished what she started against the Queen’s Golden Gaels last Friday, racing around the flank for the deciding try in the Warriors 18-17 come from-behind win at the Columbia Ice Fields. Waterloo relied on its sister act of fourth-year veteran Diane Kelly and sophomore Lisa Kelly for its scoring all afternoon as the pair accounted for fifteen points on the strength of their three tries. After Diane capitalized on a sustained drive in the fourth minute to give the Warriors a brief 5-0 lead, sister Lisa made it 10-5 before Diane’s heroics earned the team a much needed victory. With the win, the Warriors drew level with the Golden Gaels in the Sheils Division standings and earned the critical head-to-head tiebreaker advantage as the OUA season winds to a close. It also left them in control of their own playoff destiny. With just one game remaining against at home against the Brock Badgers (1-3) on Saturday, a Warrior win combined with a Queen’s loss would guarantee Waterloo home field advantage in the first round of the playoffs and put them in line with their objectives for the season.

“Our goal has always been to finish in the top three and proceed to the nationals in London,” said head coach Eric Ciezar. “We have better fitness, more structure and better punch from our power players this year.” The Warriors also have the ability to play more than one style of attack. “We expect to make some adjustments for this coming week against Brock,” explained Ciezar. “We’re going to spread the ball around and use the field fully. The last thing that we want is to get sucked into playing against their forwards all the time as they are quite big and strong.” Strength on defence will also be pivotal to continued Warrior success, as it was defensive lapses during rapid Golden Gael realignments that led to all opposing tries. The Warriors were also often caught trying to run the ball out of their own scoring area against Queen’s, and coach Ciezar hinted that he will engage his squad in kicking drills as preparation for their final regular-season contest. Warrior fans will be able to see the benefits of the new strategy and training as the squad takes on the Badgers at the Columbia Ice Fields with the playoffs hanging in the balance this coming Saturday at 1 p.m. sutz@imprint.uwaterloo.ca

Field hockey briefs Steve Utz staff reporter

Waterloo 2 – Western 0 The Warriors earned their first win of the season on Wednesday against the Western Mustangs in London on the strength of goals from veterans Jenna Adleman and Allison Pay.

Toronto 1 – Waterloo 0 A goal off an ugly scramble late in the second half erased over 70 minutes of excellent defensive play from the Warriors and rookie Keely Porter’s bid for a shutout in her OUA debut. sutz@imprint.uwaterloo.ca

Unfortunately Clive Peters was unable to submit a column this week. Imprint apologizes for any inconvenience. Peters will return in the October 20 issue of Imprint.

sbell@imprint.uwaterloo.cao

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THIS WEEK IN ATHLETICS

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Saturday, October 14, 2006 [W] vs Queen’s, 3:00 PM [M] vs Trinity Western Univ., 8:00 PM Sunday, October 15, 2006 [W] vs Trinity Western Univ., 10:00 AM [M] vs Ryerson, 4:00 PM See the Naismith ad in this weeks IMPRINT

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

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Wes Koch | [M] Baseball

Catherine Vanderburgh | [W] Soccer

Wes, a fifth year French student from Kitchener, Ontario led the Warriors to a 2-0 win over the University of Toronto to help keep the Warriors playoff hopes alive. Wes threw 8 shutout innings against Toronto Friday night, giving up only 3 hits and striking out an incredible 15 to get his 3rd win of the season.

Catherine, a third year Arts-History student from Waterloo, Ontario back-stopped the Warriors to a 0-0 draw against York this past Friday. Catherine earned her 4th shutout in 10 games and has only conceded 10 goals in those 10 games. Catherine is having an outstanding season with her shot stopping and quick reflexes. Her quiet confidence in goal has been instrumental in the Warriors stingy defence this year.

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