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Impr int The university of Waterloo’s official student newspaper

Friday, September 14, 2007

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vol 30, no 9

Ever wonder about Math’s giant pink tie? 40 years later, its time to learn the secrets

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Party like a

Frosh Star Frosh week in photos

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Michael L. Davenport

what’s inside News Getting students involved in the upcoming Ontario elections ► page


UW Alumni Affairs prepares for Homecoming celebrations ► page


U-Pass promises battle for seats

Sports McPhee leads football team to best start in five years ► page


Arts Imprint finds that the Virgin Music Festival holds a lot less fun than the name would suggest ► page


The road less traveled is less traveled for a reason

Keith McManamen reporter

The first week back at UW saw that not much had changed in the four-month period since the spring exodus and subsequent fall return. At least until students decided to make the inaugural trek to campus for Monday morning classes, where passengers turned out in droves for the public transit, and the repercussions of the recent U-Pass referendum became evident. After flashing the newly multifunctional Watcard at the bus driver for the first time,

patrons were plunged into an intense war of attrition among a horde of perspiring combatants as they challenged for chairs, sparred for space and vied for ventilation. Imprint queried a GRT driver who said that overcrowding is definitely a problem, and is especially prevalent and on routes 7 Mainline and 12 Conestoga/Fairview. She commented that in some instances, there is no room remaining on certain buses to fit everyone safely and some people have to be left behind to catch the next bus. See BUSES, page 3

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News Buses: bursting at the seams

Imprint, Friday, September 14, 2007

with influx of student passengers

Grand River Transit experiences overflow of students as a result of this year’s U-Pass, creating organizational problems, scheduling nightmares and perhaps safety issues for riders. continued from cover

The bus driver also said that the heaviest loads are usually experienced from 7:45 until 9:30 in the mornings and 2:30 until 5:30 in the afternoons. It does, however, die down quite a bit outside of these peak hours. When asked if the buses have trouble keeping on schedule, she replied “most of the time it balances out [near the end of the route], but not always.� The new bus pass has opened up a lot more options for student housing this year, making it more convenient for students to live farther away from the campus. Consequently, more first year students chose off-campus living this year than they had in the past. Of the roughly 6,000 new frosh, 60 per cent are in UW residences, compared to last year’s figure of 67 per cent. That isn’t to say that the GRT isn’t prepared for the huge increase in bus users. Routes 7 and 12 have doubled service during peak hours. Route 29 Keats Way was also created exclusively for students traveling to the district. The problem is not poor coverage, just unequal distribution of passengers. The trouble is that with the way classes are scheduled, everybody ends up catching the first bus without knowing that a second one is following shortly. The leading bus ends up picking up the bulk of the passengers, and the trailing bus, which is supposed to be 15 minutes behind, screams through the route virtually empty with very few stops, sometimes even overtaking the lead bus. In addition, the thus far untapped resource, the Keats Way bus, remains nearly abandoned, since most students heading to the area are taking Route 12 instead. The scenario is beginning to cause frustration for passengers and drivers alike. And if that isn’t enough, even more delays come

from students who haven’t learned the ins and outs of the buses quite yet. Our source had this to say: “the biggest waste of time is people getting on and asking ‘Do you go here?’ ‘Do you go there?’ That’s 30 seconds I could have closed the doors and been gone. Or, people who don’t know how to open the back doors. I can only activate them, I can’t open them.� When asked whether she thought students could benefit from a crash course on bus riding, her answer was a resounding yes. Thirty seconds may not seem like copious amounts of time, but multiplied by a high volume of passengers, it can add up. For people like 2A science student Yvonne DeWit, it’s unacceptable. “I pretty much live on the bus,� she said. “Five minutes can be key; five minutes can be the difference between being late for class and being on time. I think that GRT needs to educate students more about the bus routes.� The logical solution to this dilemma is for students to learn which stop, which bus and what time to get on and off in order to arrive at their destination in the most efficient way. Bus schedules are available on all GRT buses, and the GRT website is a great source of information on schedules and routes. In addition, the GRT customer service line is an excellent resource, and patrons can talk to an operator and plan out the most convenient route for any trip. The line is open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.; and on weekends from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays and until 7:00 p.m. on Sundays. It is likely that after a few weeks the dust will settle, once everyone has familiarized themselves with the system and established a routine. But for those who have braved a sweaty sardine can during peak morning hours, it can’t happen soon enough.

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Feds aim to conquer provincial apathy with pro-vote campaign The Federation of Students executive are encouraging the democratic process a little earlier than they’re used to this year. While the Feds are used to campaigning against voter apathy during their February elections, they will be hitting the campus fullforce in the upcoming weeks with a “Get out the vote” campaign designed to make students aware of the Ontario provincial election on October 10. “Get out the vote,” which will be lead by Feds VP Education Jonah Levine, will encourage students to become involved in politics at the provincial level, as well as inform students about the hot-button topics that will be greatly publicized over the following weeks. “We want to get students engaged, and create a campus-wide conversation,” said Levine. “Call it ‘UW election conversation ’07,’” The province’s political campaign officially began Monday, September 9. But Levine’s planning stages started well before that, when he solicited the help of some UW marketing students for assistance in getting the word out. “Darcy (Higgins, Feds VP internal) and I put together a strategic vision, our ‘Get out the vote’ strategy,” said Levine. “It was taken partly through work I have done through students. There were two groups of marketing students I solicited help from. We had them design a series of advertisements.” But while Levine said the assistance was greatly appreciated, the actual campaign will

take on a slightly different look from what the marketing groups pitched to the Feds. “The focus of their campaigns — and many prior campaigns — focus on the where, when and how of voting. But that does nothing to breed passion.” Levine, along with Feds president Kevin Royal, said they feel that it is especially important for students to vote in this election because of the accompanying referendum on representational reform for Ontario’s electoral process. The proposition for a mixed member proportional (MMP) system will face Ontario voters on October 10, as the push for popular vote representation has forced the province’s lawmakers into a creative solution. Under the current elections format, dubbed the “first-past-the-post” system, voters select one candidate in their riding. The candidate with the most votes wins the riding, and the party with the most riding victories is asked to form the government. However, with the proposed MMP system, voters will vote twice — once for their local representative, called a “local member,” and one for a political party. There will be 39 seats dedicated to this party vote (seats known as “list members.”) When a party’s share of ridings falls below the percentage of the overall vote the party receives, the difference is made up with the list members. The end result is a system that should yield a relatively proportional percentage of seats for each party, based on total votes for the party. The proposed MMP system seems complicated, and Levine is aware of the potential

for confusion. In this vein, he’s scheduled voted at specific polls around the city by conthree information sessions with an official ducting exit polls — a strategy he hopes will from Elections Ontario, to be held at a later help future Feds executives in their efforts to date. persuade student political involvement. “We want to promote debate,” said Levine. “Elections Ontario doesn’t focus on stu“We want people challenging platforms for dents,” he said. “They’ll do age ranges, but the electoral system in Ontario.” to my knowledge, I have not seen anything Levine went on to add that the Feds have on university students. It’s a data gap we planned a number of events to try and get intend to fill.” students both engaged and passionate about the election this fall. An all-candidates debate to be held in the SLC has already been tentatively arranged for later on in the campaign, and Levine said there is even mention of a movement headed by a Village 1 don to hold The following candidates will be an all-candidates debate there. vying for the riding of KitchenerRoyal made it clear that, despite the politiWaterloo in the October 10 procal interests of the Feds executive, the goal vincial election. The Federation of of the “Get out the vote” campaign is to Students are close to solidifying encourage voter turnout, and not to push details for an all-candidates debate individual agendas. in the SLC. “It’s well-known that we all have political interests,” said Royal. “We debate a lot behind Conservative: Elizabeth Witmer closed doors, but when we are out in our roles [as Feds executive members], we sup(incumbent). port debate and discussion. It’s our duty not to take a partisan role, but to go out and say, Liberal: Louise Ervin. ‘This is what is important to you and what it means to you.’” NDP: Catherine Fife. “For me to say, ‘You should vote,’ on one mic and get on another mic and say ‘You Green Party: Judy Greenwoodshould vote for the Liberals,’ I lose credibility Spears. in the first statement,” added Levine. “We don’t want to appear like we have alterior Family Coalition: Lou Reitzel. motives.” Levine said the Feds would also try 8/21/07 and eng_fair_5x7.5ad_imprint.qxd:1 11:59 AM Page 1 collect data on how many students of UW

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UW’s Homecoming Narmeen Lakhani news editor

The University of Waterloo’s Homecoming celebrations will be held on September 28 and 29, with a special focus on UW’s 50th anniversary. Alumni Affairs describes Homecoming as “a day of celebration for all UW alumni, students, faculty, staff, retirees and the K-W community. The purpose of UW’s Homecoming is to maintain a connection with alumni and promote this connection to current students.� Chantel Franklin, the University of Waterloo’s alumni officer, students and young alumni, discussed the special plans in store for this year’s Homecoming with Imprint. She believes that in honour of the 50th anniversary, this year is going to be distinct from past years because Alumni Affairs has “invested a lot more in it.� Some new events include a cake walk for alumni to get to know the newer buildings such as the William M. Tatham Centre, many more alumni reunions, and a cake-cutting

ceremony with President David Johnston. Franklin further elaborated on the ties that Homecoming has to current students at UW. Many of the events, especially Warrior Weekends, will be geared towards these students and give them “the opportunity to get involved ‌ [and] get a sense of what life after graduation is likeâ€? from the alumni. The Office of Alumni Affairs has also been recruiting volunteers for various events throughout the celebratory weekend to encourage students to attend. When questioned about how this year’s Homecoming will be a reflection of Waterloo’s accomplishments, including being awarded Intelligent Community of the Year for 2007 by the Intelligent Community Forum, Franklin expressed a different approach to the event. “I see Homecoming as being more of a celebration of connection, spirit, and pride ... an opportunity to show the whole package,â€? she explained.

Alumni Affairs expects a greater involvement and “more excitement and interest than in the past from alumni, students, staff and faculty.� Franklin believes that there is also a greater anticipation from people due to 50th Anniversary publicity. There is even expected involvement from the City of Waterloo, the official sponsor of UW’s 50th anniversary, and events to draw the wider community. This will be an opportunity to facilitate interaction between the university and the rest of the city. As Imprint took the topic of Homecoming to various students in the SLC, the general response reflected a lack of knowledge about the event. The upper year students interviewed had not heard about Homecoming, but some were aware of Warrior Weekends. Laura McEachnie, 3A social development studies, expressed that students could use “a good explanation of what the events are.� Students can access more information at http://homecoming.







Imprint, Friday, September 14, 2007

Construction boom continues at UW Work begins on new buildings this fall Duncan Ramsay staff reporter

Construction continues unabated at UW, as the university reports significant progress on both the new Quantum-Nano Centre and a planned expansion of the School of Optometry building. These releases come in sharp contrast with reported delays at the School of Pharmacy building currently undergoing construction in downtown Kitchener. UW has recently confirmed that construction of the new Quantum-Nano Centre will begin this October. According to an Iron Warrior report, the centre, located on the B2 green, will be “the new home of the nanotechnology engineering undergraduate program as well as cutting-edge research on nanotechnology, biology and

chemistry, in addition to physics in conjunction with the Institute for Quantum Computing.� This announcement comes after a year’s delay, mostly due to design changes. Construction will begin with the extension of a service tunnel running under the SLC, connecting the future building to the heating plant at Central Services. The construction of the tunnel will require that the Bomber patio be excavated to a depth of six meters before the tunnel may be built and the hole filled in again, and should be finished in time for spring term of 2008 and the majority of patio season. The new building will stand eight storeys high, and will encompass some 261,000 square feet of space. It is expected to cost over $100 million. The groundbreaking ceremony will take place next March, and the building should be completed sometime in 2010. In addition, last Friday saw the groundbreaking ceremony for a new extension on the School of Optometry. According to a UW press release, the extension is expected to cost some 12.4 million dollars, $6.5 million of which have already been raised, including a $500,000 donation from alumni Dr. Marta Witer and Ian Ihnatowycz. These funds will go towards both the expansion of the building as well as supporting the subsequent programs held within. When completed, the extension “will accommodate the school’s surge in enrolment to meet the high demand for eye care professionals across the country.� Since 2001, the faculty has seen a 50 per cent increase in student body without any relief from new facilities. The space will house “a 125-seat lecture theatre, the Witer Learning Resource Centre, a new home for the Museum of Vision Science, as well as student study rooms and computer areas. It will also provide expanded space for the TLC laser centre and a new Founders’ Hall.� The groundbreaking was held Friday June 8, at 11:15 a.m. Construction is expected to begin this fall term. —With files from Iron Warrior.

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Three-person rooms aren’t as bad as expected

Karina Graf staff reporter

Walking through the hallway of Ron Edyt Village East E is a noisy experience. Normally a floor for 50 students, with 25 rooms of two each, East E is now home to 75 students because it has been converted into a triple-room floor. The students are generally quite positive about their experience thus far, although there are mixed sentiments. The don of East E, Greg Tyrosvoutis, noted that the reason for the positive attitudes might be because “the majority of people who are on the triple floor signed up to be there. So they came knowing that it was going to be a little different from maybe the other experiences. But at the same time, one thing I’d say is, after eight months and looking back, how awesome is it going to be, to be like ‘You know what? We went through that more difficult time and I grew a lot.’” Walking into a triple room, there seems to be little unused space. Desks and beds line the walls. However, although the storage and space is tight, the students seem to be satisfied. One student, Weixiang Li, said that “the closet is not enough, but I’m fine with that.” When asked where he puts clothing that doesn’t fit in the closet he said that he just hangs them on his bed. Kelvin Law, another student living in a triple room, commented on the storage as well. He claimed, “It’s actually alright, but, my room’s pretty – it’s messy and there’s stuff all over the hall. It’s alright though.” Although it is only the first week of school, most students have already begun to think about studying. Most agree that the libraries on campus will prove to be useful. Li said, “Well sometimes I say we’re better studying in the library because it is really hard to study while your roommates are playing games or chatting with people. But we’ve got a library — it’s fine.” Linda Pham, another student housed in the triple rooms, also commented on studying: “All of us [roommates], I guess we are quiet, but our floor’s kind of loud. […] We’re still trying to figure that out right now.” Most students reported getting along well with their roommates and adjusting well to the move into residence. Jodi Menezes, Pham’s roommate, reported on her time at UW so far. She said, “It’s

The journey begins . . .

The road less traveled is less traveled for a reason

“... Obviously, it’s going to be more stressful and it might not be the most ideal situation, but I don’t think that doesn’t mean we can’t make the best of it and have a great year.” —Greg Tyrosvoutis, REV Don pretty good so far ‘cause I have awesome roommates actually and we get along well.” As for the tight quarters, Menezes said “It’s actually very nice because we’re so close and the relationship can kind of build. […] I’m liking it.” Law echoed Menezes’ positive sentiment and said, “There’s always one person there [in the room] usually to talk to. […] And I guess that’s fun.” Li, Menezes and Pham all indicated triple rooms as their first choice when filling out applications for residence. Law, however, listed the REV triple rooms as his fourth choice and is less happy with his placement. He said, “I actually wish I was in a single room or something. In the morning, my roommates wake up at six something in the morning. It’s not quiet.” Tyrosvoutis, who was a don in East E last year when it was still a double room floor, has a positive outlook for the year ahead. He explained, “I’d say that it’s a different year, and there’s new challenges, and they’re different, and it’s a little more difficult to get everyone together. But when we do, it’s amazing to see all these students interacting and getting along. Obviously, it’s going to be more stressful and it might not be the most ideal situation, but I don’t think that doesn’t mean we can’t make the best of it and have a great year.”

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Students face a centre road ahead

Michael L. davenport

UW Bookstore tries to accomodate the long line-ups to maintain safety and efficient service as students rush to get needed course materials. Chantelle McGee assistant news editor

The rush to get textbooks in time for the first meaningful lecture can be a trying endeavour. The lineups can be long and sometimes textbooks

are not always available. The lineup at the bookstore can either be minimal or stretch out as far as the Grad House. The causes for the lineups are peak times that occur during class changes and the amount of students in line

for the cashiers or in the store. Third year transfer student, Corrine Viegas was waiting in line at 10:00 a.m. on September 12. She said she had been waiting for 10 minutes and the line was moving fairly quickly. She said she did not mind the line because it was

a good system in comparison to her other school where there were no lines, but the bookstore inside was packed with students. A UW Bookstore employee described that at 12:08 p.m. on September 12, there was barely a lineup and she could allow several students to enter the store with book lists and cash in hand. By 12:25 p.m., the number of students in the store had to be capped and she had to make sure a lineup was formed outside the store, extending to the Douglas Wright Engineering building. A reason for capping the number of customers, says UW Bookstore manager May Yan, is to adhere to the fire and safety regulations, though it is key to “just keep moving the people through.” There are steps the UW Bookstore takes to accommodate the number of incoming students. According to Yan, professors submit an order for books based on numbers of incoming students in June and July. By the time August rolls around, the bookstore must recheck the number of students enrolled in each class. Sometimes,

despite checking the number of textbooks ordered against students enrolled, there are things beyond the control of the UW Bookstore. F o r e x a m p l e , Ya n e x plained, courses like PHIL 145 have a textbook that is not yet published. The publisher is providing the Bookstore with the first chapters of the book that would be coming at the end of the week. Other delays are caused by late orders submitted by newly hired professors. To assist students, the textbook reservation service holds books that have been sold out; the bookstore calls or e-mails the student when it arrives. A service that the UW Bookstore is working on for the future is e-commerce, through which students can purchase their textbooks online and have them shipped to their home. In regards to serving the students, Yan hopes “that they were satisfied with the service,” and that the “staff was helpful for the students.”


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Twice the votes and democracy Set your faces to stun. While the shock of frosh week and the reality of class schedules bewilder frosh all around campus, another baffling premise finds itself on the horizon for not only students, but all Ontarians. Welcome to provincial election reform. When the bars shut down and we all clamour to the polls this October 10, we won’t be simply deciding which liar will be lying at the front

of the house of commons for the next four years. No, instead, we’ll actually be deciding how we’re going to decide the liar and all the liar’s lying friends. Confused yet? Just wait. The way we vote in Ontario is straightforward, if not representative of our collective wishes: 107 ridings, 107 members of Provincial Parliament. We each vote for a member to represent our riding. The party with the most riding victories forms government. It gets tougher, I promise. Now, thanks to a mass movement for propor-

tional representation fuelled by not-so-fringeanymore parties like the Green Party, we could have two boxes to check instead of one. The new system works like this: you would vote for your representative for your riding (like always,) but you would then vote for a political party as well. There would be 90 ridings, but 129 seats in the House — 90 riding winners, plus 39 “list” members. Each party is awarded the appropriate number of list members based on the total popular vote, giving us party divisions in the House that should, in theory, be representative of the percentage of the popular vote that each party received. Get it? Got it? Good. The short and the long of the new system — dubbed Mixed-member Parliament (or MMP) — is that it is confusing as hell and it’s way better than what we have now. The poor Greens have seen their popularity — and their vote counts — grow almost exponentially over the past decade or so. And what do they have to show for it? Not a single seat in the Ontario House of Commons. This

means two things: one, that something needs to be changed, and two, Arnold Schwarzenegger has as much impact on Ontario politics as the Ontario Green Party — as if his impact on California wasn’t bad enough. So on October 10, we will have the opportunity to adopt the MMP system as Ontario’s first step to proportional representation. But it shouldn’t be the last. In American federal elections, each citizen gets to directly choose four people to represent them in Washington: a congressman, two senators and the president. And even when they select poorly (see: 2000, 2004) they at least get the option. We, as Ontarians, should actually get a little more choice. How about a vote for the Premier, for starters? Maybe we could actually directly elect a leader in this democratic paradise. Basically, the system could be better. But it starts with a pro-MPP vote on October 10. It would be a refreshing change if we could see other political parties — aside from the conservative Liberals and the liberal Conservatives — get some House of Commons play. The MPP system ain’t perfect, but it’s a step. The only downfall is having to live with the knowing the American political system actually has something right. Now that’s stunning. —

It all started with the leg... We all know the amazing story of Terry Fox, the cancer patient who pledged to run across Canada after having his leg amputated. Fox made it to Thunder Bay before being diagnosed with lung cancer and was forced to quit his trek. Terry raised millions of dollars before dying in 1981 at the age of 22. The annual Terry Fox run continues to raise money for cancer research every year. Cut to three years later when 18 year old Steve Fonyo followed in Terry’s footsteps and ran the full length of Terry’s course. Fonyo had also had his right leg removed as a result of cancer and in the end raised about 13 million dollars for cancer research. During his run the Canadian media crucified him as attempting to one-up Terry by completing his course, and tarnishing the memory of a Canadian hero. A tad bit harsh, he was after all a teenage cancer victim. In 1986/87 Fonyo ran the length of Great Britain to raise cancer awareness in the UK. He received Canada’s highest order, the Order of Canada and retired from marathons after that. Then he pretty much disappeared from the spotlight. It was during this time that he sank into a life of drugs and alcohol. His life after his marathons was kicked off by the death of his father shortly

COMMUNITY EDITORIAL after receiving the Order of Canada. He sank into depression and began his drinking. This led him into drugs, cocaine chiefly. He ended up in front of a judge 10 years after he began his UK run for 16 charges including assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault, fraud, perjury and possession of a stolen vehicle. It seems he had developed a scheme of passing phony cheques at super markets to purchase large amounts of cigarettes. The cigarettes would then be traded for cocaine. He passed more than $10,000 worth of phony cheques to grocery. Fonyo was accused of coming to court while high on cocaine twice during the criminal proceedings. He ended up with an 18 month conditional sentence and community service. After all, the guy is a cancer survivor who raised millions of dollars, right? It was during this time that he sold his Order of Canada medal so he could get money to buy more cocaine. In the past 10 years he has been brought to court five times for driving while intoxicated, the

most recent in 1997 that earned him six months at home with an ankle monitor. His life after this is presumably sad and filled with drugs, but because of the lack of arrests little is known about him between ‘97 and 2004. He had his share of attempts to clean up his act though. In 2004 he told an interviewer that he was living in a cabin and preparing to get his helicopter pilot’s license. A year later that he was working as a limousine repair man. In 2006 his family reported that he was working in a machine shop. It was in this last place of residence where he was arrested for theft from the Real Canadian Super Store on Canada Day in 2006. As of the last article I could find published about him the court could not locate him to try him for the theft. That was roughly six months ago. — Travis Myers

Editor’s Note: This article was previously published in The Wingham Advance Times on Friday, April 13,

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Facebook from on high COMMUNITY EDITORIAL In the last two years Facebook has become the crack cocaine of internet sites. Kids are trying it once and getting hooked. Wasting their lives not in dingy crack houses, but in their own basements, surrounded by web cams and pizza pockets. Suddenly everyone and their dealer has Facebook, and if you’re not disturbed enough by your second grade teacher having access to your “party shots� —hey, I’m sure you thought you looked hot at the time— how about the fact that if you don’t have Facebook, you’re now out of the social loop. But fear not! Facebook is a very easy thing to use and since the dominant users are now ninth graders with too much time on their hands, I have managed to compile an easy list of Facebook dos and don’ts. Henceforth, as I’m certain these commandments will quickly circle the globe and become a major part of everyone’s daily life, they will be known as the Facebook Commandments. 1. Thou shalt befriend every person who attended the same high school as you, regardless of whether you knew them or not. Hey, maybe you were in ninth grade when they were taking their third swing at graduation. However, never forget that you went to the same high school. That automatically means that you will have many other

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things in common and will send many complex, deep e-mails to each other. Who cares if you would never talk in real life? Besides, who doesn’t like looking at their school network and discovering that they have 212 friends? Numbers matter! 2. Thou shalt keep nothing personal from Facebook. So you spend your days mainlining street drugs behind your school gym. Don’t you think that your friends on Facebook deserve to know about it? After all, it’s a big part of your life and to get an accurate picture of who you are, you should really put up some pictures of you high. You won’t get in trouble for posting incredibly incriminating pictures of you on a popular internet site, it’s not like adults —like teachers and parents— know how to use the web. It’s also important to keep your relationship status up to date, I mean who doesn’t feel relieved when they don’t have to spread the news about a nasty break up because everyone just read it on Facebook?

It’s too bad they can’t have more Facebook statuses. Why, you should be able to also set the reason you broke up from a handy scroll down list. The feature could have choices like “pressuring me to go too far� or “domestic violence.� It’s too bad they also don’t have sexual status, just set it to virgin and stop worrying. Just remember to keep Facebook updated about every facet of your life! 3. Thou shalt write all embarrassing questions on the friend’s wall. If that person didn’t want to go into detail on a public forum about their parents’ divorce, they never would have changed their current status to “sad� right? Walls are also a great place to leave personal heath questions also, like “How’s your irritable bowel condition?� Besides, only about 500 of your closest friends can view the wall anyways, probably all the people you would make privy to terrible secrets anyway. I’m sure your friend will be touched that you cared enough to post. See COMMANDMENTS, pg 13








I never really thought that polygamy would be my thing, but then I recently got sucked into the HBO show Big Love. For those of you who don’t know the beauty that is Big Love, it’s a drama following the lives of polygamist Mormons living secretly in suburban Utah. The show, like most produced by HBO, is amazing. From great symbolism and mise-en-scene to a great script, it’s one of those shows that sucks you in, and makes you believe not only the characters, but the life and world views depicted. Beyond a fascinating subject matter — between clashes with the infamous polygamist compounds to dealing with nightly “scheduling” — Big Love provides an interesting perspective into the mindset that lies behind polygamy. Don’t get me wrong: I do not support or condone the patriarchal nature of polygamy, but it’s the mindset of women involved in these marriages that I find so fascinating. Maybe it’s because, while I’m not an only child — I have a brother who’s

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Big Love: the more, the merrier? much older than I — I was basically raised alone and subsequently don’t really like to share, but I’ve never been able to understand how these women manage to keep their sanity while having to share a husband. I don’t know about you, but being well aware that my current partner is sleeping with someone else in the other room, is not something I could put up with. Ok, so Big Love may be a fictional TV, and, granted, most of the characters are a bit insane; just because it’s fictional, however, doesn’t mean that it can’t provide insight into a mindset that, for me, seems so foreign. Like most things, Big Love can be read allegorically; the crux of the show is that the first wife, Barb, lived a monogamous marriage for years before she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. The details as to how exactly the marriage shifted into polygamy is somewhat ambiguous, but Barb’s struggle to share a husband she once solely possessed is essential to Big Love.

...between clashes with the infamous polygamist compounds to dealing with nightly “scheduling” ...

Possibly one of the best moments in the show is when Barb’s oldest daughter is asked to explain why her mother agreed to the polygamist marriage. She says simply, “I think she loves him too much.” And that was it. I got it. We can put up with so much, turn a blind eye to anything if we love someone — while polygamy may seem like an extreme example of compromising yourself for love, but is it really? Most people have come in contact with someone who’s stayed in a relationship they shouldn’t. Whether it’s Heidi from The Hills or your roommate with mysterious bruises, people put up with stupid shit in the name of love. I never thought about polygamy in terms of love and affection. Images of child-brides and arranged marriages was all that came to mind, but the idea of a polygamist marriage being based on love, as opposed to control was foreign to me. Again, Big Love may be fictional, but like all art forms — and yes, TV may be pop culture, but it’s still a medium of self-expression and therefore and art form — it provides a perspective that is universal, despite a subject matter that may be less than relatable.

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4. Thou shalt make a Facebook group to express moral outrage. Most people are unsure of how to deal with their grief and anger about an upsetting issue. What most people don’t realize is that making a Facebook group is a great way to get involved in community service. If a third world’s AIDS victim was to log onto Facebook, think how encouraged he would feel by all the groups of people who don’t like AIDS. And those people who claim that if 500,000 people join their group, they will run across Canada for cancer? Genius! Popularity is a great motivator for social change. Sure, Terry Fox did it just to fight cancer, but they didn’t have Facebook in the ‘80s. 5. Thou shalt never forget the most important commandment. Pictures! A picture is worth a thousand words, so make sure yours is stunning! For the classic online look, hold the digital camera at arm’s length, stare slightly above the


camera and pout like a teenage Zoolander. They don’t call these “glamour shots” for nothing! If the aim of the picture is to shows how popular you are, force everyone in the immediate area to smoosh your faces together in the screen. The law of group glamour shots is that there will always be one person who only gets half of their face in, but that’s okay. The can be cropped out. Other photo options include the emo “my camera is capturing my inner pain: look and the ultra posed “I’m just rocking out with my guitar because I’m hardcore!” look. Just remember to only tag the photos that you look gorgeous in! Sure, the Bible had Ten Commandments, but this is a new era with a new holy icon — Jesus would totally have had Facebook! As long as you follow these five Facebook laws, I’m sure that you’ll be the most popular thing to hit the internet since porn! Enjoy yourself and remember, it didn’t happen unless it was on Facebook. — Mackenzie Common


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Acne vulgaris is an aesthetic disease that has plagued humanity’s’ teenagers since the dawn of time. While it has always been a humorous topic most notably with the voice cracking Krusty Burger worker on The Simpsons, for some adults, the problem seems like never goes away. You may have seen the late night commercials for products offering money back guarantees and celebrity endorsements and wondered if such products work, or if there are other solutions that don’t involve giving half your OSAP to Jessica Simpson’s make-up artist. What you have to keep in mind when finding an acne treatment is that there can be many different factors that cause acne, and there is no one solution that will work for everyone. Your hormones, your diet, your routine, and even your environment can cause acne. However, there are a few changes in your lifestyle that may prevent acne. The first is to drink plenty of water. When you don’t drink enough water your skin is the first to suffer. If your skin cells don’t get enough water they are unable to flush toxins that can accumulate from normal cell functions and as a results can cause acne. As a general rule, you should try to get six to eight glasses a day and even more when consuming other things that can dehydrate you such as alcohol and coffee. The second acne preventing tip is to get plenty of sleep. When you don’t get enough sleep a hormone called sebum is over produced and causes acne. Try and get eight to nine hours a night and keep a regular sleeping pattern. The third is to exercise. While this is beneficial for a number of reasons when considering

acne, exercise increases blood flow to the skin and relieves stress. However exercise can also indirectly cause acne. Make sure you take a shower and wash your face as soon as possible after your work out. Remove any make up and only wear natural fibers when stepping onto that treadmill. The final thing is to be mindful of what your skin is exposed to. Try to wash things that touch your face often like pillow cases, towels, phones, your hands, other peoples hands etc. To wash your phone, simply dampen a paper towel with rubbing alcohol and wipe it over the mouthpiece. Try to use oil-free sunscreen and try to pay attention to the frequency of breakouts with certain hair products. Try not to irritate your skin by touching it or using towels or scrubbers when washing the skin on you face. To treat acne there are millions of products available but there are only a few active ingredients that are used. Depending on the severity of your acne, different ingredients can hurt or help. If you have severe acne, benzyl peroxide is a strong oxidant that will kill any bacteria on your face. If you have mild acne, benzyl peroxide will irritate your skin and possibly cause more acne, a milder treatment is salicylic acid. Salicylic acid removes dead skin cells and increases the turn over rate of your skins regenerating process, it will therefore also help treat scars over time. Sulfur is the last common treatment and is also a mild disinfectant that has been used since the days of ointments. Products with methanol such as Clean and Clear deep pore cleanser which gives that “tingly” feeling can only dry out your skin and cause further irritation and should be avoided. See HELP, page 19

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Japanese gem in downtown Kitchener Keith McManamen reporter

There are some circumstances where everything seems incredibly astonishing, sometimes even overwhelming. In these situations, it can be important, indeed imperative, to park oneself for an extended period of time and eat copious amounts of delicious food. Bonus if it’s brought right to you, even better if it’s in endless quantities. If you’re in such a scenario, or perhaps just hankering for a scrumptious sushi feast, look no further than “Ye’s Sushi”, the best all-you-can-eat sushi in Kitchener, located on King St. Upon your arrival at the restaurant, be prepared for a tremendous journey into the senses. Upon entry, patrons

are presented with a very extensive selection of menu items. There is a diverse assortment of sashimi, sushi and maki rolls to choose from. For the sushi enthusiast, the green dragon roll — shrimp and cucumber topped with avocado, sesame seeds and a drizzle of flavour. The tempura eel and tempura crab rolls, served piping hot, are also incredibly good. And for any sushi nay-sayers, there are plenty of delicious choices among entrées as well. Hits from the entrées selection are the tempura yams and teriyaki chicken. And of course, don’t forget to try the fantastic selection of ice cream at the end. After salivating over the menu for long enough, there will likely be a primal urge to dive right in and order everything, in order to satisfy the crav-

ing. Be adventurous, be brave, but at the same time, be forewarned: pace yourself, drink in the experience, order a sampling of various items, but watch your time, because you will be charged $1 for each piece you do not finish. The maki rolls are typically served in bunches of six, so it isn’t difficult to unknowingly bite off more than you can chew, so to speak. Dining at Ye’s is a sensory adventure; the flood of vibrant colours, abundance of complementary textures, multitude of delicious flavours and mixture of sensuous aromas leave you amazed and clamouring for more. The staff are incredibly friendly, and the service is relatively quick — and don’t worry, there’s an endless supply of green tea to enjoy while you wait. Pricing for the

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Help: take action against acne today The next step is effective treatment. Most treatment products have the active ingredient and percentage listed on the packaging. Clean and Clear has products for both benzyl peroxide and salicylic acid, including Persa-Gel 5 and Invisble Blemish Treatment respectively. The last step is moisturizing. You should only apply moisturizer on areas that are dry and use it sparingly; you do not need to apply it at night. Clinique’s moisturizing gel is amazing and oil free, and Aveeno’s Clear Complexion moisturizer has salicylic acid in it. Both moisturizers work wonders, however, you should apply a separate treatment, as the concentration is much lower. There are some prepackaged three-step treatments, which allow you to buy the cleanser, toner, treatment, and moisturizer all in one. The most popular brand is Proactive with benzyl peroxide as its

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Once you know what ingredients to look for, your face cleaning routine is really up to you. However, you should clean your face at least twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. The first step in your face cleansing routing is washing which you should do with a mild cleanser. I recommend Aveeno Clear Complexion cleansing bar, SpectroDerm or Ceptaphil. The next step that is usually recommended is using a toner, which is completely optional. If you like the way the toner makes your skin feel, then go for it, otherwise it’s not necessary. Toner increases the exfoliation processes and also balances the skin pH and may be good if you have oily skin. I recommend Clinque Clarfying Lotion.


active ingredient. While Proactive is quite effective it is expensive and in some cases, it leaves your skin dry. Fortunately, Proactive now includes a moisturizing lotion with its full all inclusive package. Purchasing Proactive online is cheaper than finding a Proactive outlet in select malls such as Fairview in Kitchener. There are other generic brand Proactive-like products such as Clear Zone, which are sold at Shoppers Drug Mart and Wal-Mart. While they are cheaper and more convenient aesthetic properties such as smell and speed of absorption are sacrificed. The Clinique three-step skin care system is also a good package with salicylic acid as its active ingredient, just be sure to talk with one of the consultants about which skin type you are. If your acne persists, you should

see your physician. While only topical treatments are discussed here there are many oral treatments. While birth control is known to reduce acne only brands with estrogen will have this favorable side-effect and brands with low estrogen to reduce side effects like blood clots and stroke, will not help acne. While trying to find the right treatment for your acne perhaps the most important thing to keep in mind is that acne only affects your appearance and not your overall health. It can be discouraging to face the world everyday from behind a mask of pimples but it shouldn’t really affect you or your relationships with other people. If other people are affected by your acne then they have disease not even benzyl peroxide can kill.

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What’s 40 feet long, 11 feet wide, pink, and obsessed over by a group of lonely adolescents? A tie, you perverts. The emblem of the mathematics faculty, the large pink tie, a familiar sight here at UW. Hung from the math building annually, the symbol is associated with UW’s math faculty. Tiny replicas of the tie are given to math frosh yearly, and sometimes worn at various formal university events. Although the tie is a well-known mascot at UW, few people are aware of its historical significance. UW’s math faculty began as a department under the faculty of arts when it was formed in 1960. Mathematics began as the faculty’s largest department and quickly grew in size, scope, and prominence, expanding to include graduate programs and the fledgling computer science programs. Mathematics’ original chairman, Ralph Stanton, was key in its development, and was successful in recruiting several highly regarded instructors. Stanton envisioned his department as an independent, stand alone discipline. As fleets of the country’s brightest mathematics students were attracted to the Waterloo math department, his argument for its liberation from the faculty of arts became more compelling. Although his efforts were met with stiff resistance, Stanton was eventually successful, and the University of Waterloo became home to the first independent faculty of math in North America in 1967. When the faculty’s official space, the Mathematics and Computer (MC) Building, was opened in 1968, the math students decorated it with the first giant pink tie, to thank Stanton for pursuing his vision of math as separate from both arts and science by referencing his love of flamboyant neck ties, for which he was famous. The hanging of the tie quickly became a beloved tradition, and was targeted for good natured attacks by other faculties. It has been stolen, trekked across country, and even paint bombed by various groups on campus. As a result of these attacks, the current tie is actually the third model bought, and is guarded 24 hours a day during frosh week by a dedicated group of math students, “the tie guard,” established by a UW math grad, Marco Koechli. —with files from the UW math faculty.

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For a quick hunger fix, a large slice of pizza is a favourite choice to put tummy grumbles to an end. I adore how strings of ooey gooey cheese stretch out like skipping ropes, creating an elastic bridge from slice to mouth. While most succumb to the dial-a pizza syndrome, I advocate an alternate route, which is to create your own pizza! It’s so much fun — really — and you’ll feel-oh-so-kitchen savvy while handling pizza dough. A notable advantage to pizza is its uncanny ability to allow any vegetable, including the ones we wouldn’t be so keen on eating, to sneak stealthily onto the dough with

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Chicago in glass: the side of feminism I wish I knew

Anya Lomako staff reporter

Going into the exhibit Chicago in Glass, I knew nothing of Judy Chicago. I didn’t know she was a cornerstone feminist and contemporary artist; I had no idea her meet-and-greet at the gallery had sold out, or that she had been an important feminist figure since the ’70s. If you’re as artistically illiterate as I am, these things won’t ring a bell. But upon entering a room filled with her magnificent glass figurines, you’ll wish they would. Most of the pieces travelled to Waterloo from Santa Fe, New Mexico with seven pieces created specifically for the exhibition. Judy Chicago didn’t act alone however, Ruth and Norm Dobbins joined her for three and a half years to create the seven latest masterpieces. The collection also carries pieces created prior to the collaboration — Chicago’s earlier experiments with glass are included as well. It also carries two early ’90s pieces, including Rainbow Shabbat from the Holocaust Project, an earlier creation which Chicago used as a way of

exploring her identity as a female Jewish artist. The focus of this current project is on hands, their versatility in movement and expression contrasted against the similarity of function across races. It also accentuates the emotional capacity of hands, as shown in Chicago’s sketches of the hand sculptures accompanied by captions such as “angry,” “enraged” and “resentful.” Some pieces in the collection are placed side by side with their paper sketches, which makes for a fascinating comparison of the artist’s imaginative draft and its transfer to a physical dimension. A piece named Study #3 for Flayed Arm held my attention the longest. It is really just a rectangle of maroon glass with a sketch of the arm’s anatomical layers being pried away with a metal wrench. It is difficult not to pause at the brilliance of colour in the piece. Only then does one notice the complexity of the content; that while the colours suggest humanity, the etching itself holds a cold-blooded, submissive, slaughterhouse quality. Reminding me vaguely of Grey’s Anatomy I noted the jagged strips of skin — more like leather.

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To show the beauty of the human body is not the goal of this art, and for the best. It hints at the capacity of the body in antithesis, how its destruction is identical to the things above of which humans place themselves. Another piece which amazed me was the Arcanum in Shades of Gray, an etching on glass. It showed the bare body of a female bodybuilder with whom Judy Chicago was fascinated. After inviting the woman and doing sketches of her, Chicago was surprised at the density of strength possible to a woman. The dark shades of the art piece suggest her concern for the subject. Chicago recognized that the women she observed dedicated their life to sculpting their bodies and may not have achieved them naturally. Not only is Judy Chicago an artist with a 40-year-long career, she is also an author of 10 art books, including her latest, The Dinner Party: From Creation to Preservation. It concerns what many have called the world’s most controversial piece of feminist art, produced by Chicago and other artists and first exhibited in 1979. The table is triangular in shape with 39 table settings, each forming a female vulva using mixed media components symbolic of the woman for whom it is set. Among the mentioned are Virginia Woolf, Emily Carr, plus another 999 names carved in gold into the white tiled floor beneath the table. Judy Chicago created this art piece

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This book can either be seen as a first book in a new series or as the fourth in an old series, written as a prequel. If it is a prequel it might be a record-breaker for time span. For Darkwing is a book set 65 million years ago. It is the story of a bat named Dusk, who does not know that he is a bat. He was born of a species named chriopter, and son of the Colony’s leader Icaron. However Dusk is different — his sails(wings) are furless, his coloring is darker, and he is stronger in the shoulders and chest than other chriopters. The story is set in the animal world in a time when the dinosaurs were in the process of dying off, and most other species were becoming overpopulated. Thus, nature, in an attempt to balance the ecosystem, was allowing to emerge, new breeds of predators. Oppel writes amazing books, as is evident by his numerous awards and nominations. His accolades include The Governor General’s Award, a Michael L. Printz Honor book, the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award and many others. He has accumulated book awards both at home in Canada and across the pond in the UK. In this book we follow Dusk and his colony as they try to find a new home in the world, after being driven from their family. Both Dusk and Carnassial must come to realize that the world is not as it was, and is changing fast. They must each come to grips with their differences, and help their families find their new place in the world. The story is very well written, and will compel you to keep reading. As you turn the pages, you will realize that just as the world long ago was racing towards change, you yourself are racing for the end of the book. —Steven R. McEvoy


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A comic you can’t pronounce

I’ve been planning this webcomic feature for the past couple of months. This is, in no way, just an attempt or ploy at trying to gain a larger reader base by reaching out to engineering students and mathies. However, if this does grab the attention of such students, it’s all the better. Last winter term, fellow Imprinter Jackie McKoy showed me something she was researching during a very productive night at the office, at a time when I was quite new in the volunteer staff. It was a webcomic where the characters were drawn as stick figures with an almost unsteady hand. At first, I thought Jackie was being a bit over the top with it, saying that it’s one of the few webcomics that she enjoys reading. And, being a kid that prefers pretty pictures, I almost didn’t give this comic a chance. Seeing as how math and science were both major themes of this comic and a lost art in my life, I started to deny Jackie’s recommendation of reading it even more. But as I dove deeper into the comic, I started to notice the sheer brilliance of it all. With random characters having only different hair or hats scribbled on to tell each one of them apart, as well as hilarious dialogue and references on all sorts of technological pop-culture, I could understand why someone would continue to draw and write this work, this pseudo-anti-comic, and still have a wide fan-base of both English, engineering, math and science students. Of course, the comic I’m talking about is XKCD by Randall Munroe ( A former NASA robotics engineer, Munroe started the comic around May 2005, scanning some of his old notebook doodles from his time in school. After his contract for NASA didn’t get renewed in 2006, he decided to work full-time on his comic and website,


making all of his profit off of work-based merchandise which he sells off his site. As I’ve said before, the jokes and storylines that create XKCD is what makes it brilliant. It’s a comic with pages that seems so simple at first, but later turns into something completely out-of-whack. His works cover all forms of online geek culture: literature, math/science jokes, irony within love, the fear of velociraptors, and even Guitar Hero. And just like Ryan North’s Dinosaur Comics (, ALT-text is embedded onto each comic. Just hover the cursor over the image, and the mouse-over text will give both better insight and a stronger punch to the comic’s hilarity. One of his most popular comics was a large world map that playfully theorized the dimensions of the web if it could be recorded in a geographical manner. The popularity of a website was the determination for the amount of land mass it took on the map, with sites such as MySpace, Windows Live, and Yahoo! being the largest of “countries”. Some of my own favourites on the map include the lands of Numa and Spaaarta (the former referencing a web phenomenon, and the latter referencing both Zack Snyder’s 300 and its use on www. Oddly enough, it looks like Munroe’s getting better at drawing. A lot of the backgrounds he has drawn in some of his recent comics look solid and easy to figure out, and you can really tell what a character is holding in their hand because of the basic shape and colour of it, whether it’s a Super Soaker, a calculator or a grapple hook. Munroe is a genius, his resumé alone is proof of this. But he has proven himself to be a great comic genius as well, being mentioned in newspapers such as New York’s The PostStandard and Canada’s own Globe and Mail. If anyone comes up to you trying to start a stirring conversation of stapling captions onto cats, or if someone asks you if you like any music that happens to come only from Guitar Hero games, then you’d have to blame Randall Munroe, literary comic icon within the global online community.

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Less than impressed with Virgin

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Mute Math commmanding stage presence and keytar managed to draw huge crowds of concert goers at the Virgin festival. Mohammad Jangda staff reporter

I walked away irritable, unfulfilled. I’d dished out a rather large sum of money for the two-day trip and didn’t feel like I’d quite received my money’s worth. Looking back, it really wasn’t that bad — blame my irritability on the pain from the countless hours of walking. It was entertaining, definitely. And I got lots of free shit. The Virgin Festival took over Toronto Island Park for the second time and managed to sufficiently rock me — but not without its share of problems. Big, small and unknown names took to the four stages dispersed across

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music, took advantage of the overcast skies on day two and treated the crowd to their signature no-vocals music that can push you into that dreamy state. Recently resurrected super group Smashing Pumpkins closed off the fest with a loud bang. Two songs into the set, frontman Billy Corgan broke into Hendrix’s rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner.” Corgan’s seemingly thoughtless foray into the American anthem on Canadian soil, set off alarm bells, which ceased immediately after, as he broke into “Oh Canada” pushing the crowd’s decibel meter off the charts. But it was alt band Mute Math that very easily became the unexpected highlight of the weekend and stole the show. Armed with a keytar and likely an accumulated knowledge from several acrobatics classes, lead Paul Meany took charge of the stage and the audience, which went from hushed to roaring within a few songs — a feat even the greatest of bands struggle with. Their unorthodox stage setup allowed the band to move about freely jumping from one instrument to the next to create that melodic, synth and drum-heavy sound that completely captivated the in-awe crowd Music aside, the fest could’ve been better Day one was sunny and warm — a day many would tout as a good day to rock. That was until you encountered the mile-long lineup for the ferry and the two hour-long wait it entailed. Day two was significantly better for the ferry, but the sun refused to play along. Overcast skies shrouded the festival and a cold chill seemed to put a low cap on energy levels across the island. Additionally, intervals between the bands on the main stage were annoyingly filled with the haunting sounds of the same ads played repeatedly. By day two, the organizers had realized the obnoxiousness of being objected to Justice vs. Simian’s “We are your Friends” five times over in the short period of 15 minutes and reverted to music instead. Neither the crowd nor venue were particularly height-friendly. When you’re as short as I am and unable to score a position up close to the stage, you’re forced to stare at the giant screens and subsequently feel like an idiot. All in all, it was a bumpy rock’n’roll adventure.


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Campus Bulletin CHURCH SERVICE St. Bede’s chapel at Renison College offers worship on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. or take a break midweek with a brief silence followed by Celtic noon prayers on Wednesdays. Come and walk the labyrinth the second Thursday of each month, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more info contact Megan at 519-884-4404, ext 28604 or

CAREER SERVICES Monday, September 17, 2007 “Networking 101”– during this three week session learn how to apply successful networking strategies in your daily life. TC1208, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, September 18, 2007 “Starting Your Own Business: The Basics” – students interested in implementing their new business ideas are welcome. TC1208, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, September 19, 2007 “Scholarship Information Session” – information will be provided on the different types of scholarships available. TC 2218, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, September 20, 2007 “Career Exploration and Decision Making” – this session will increase your understanding of the career decision-making process. TC 1112, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. “Law School Bound” – hear about the best practices to prepare an effective law school application. TC 1208, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. “Preparing for the LSAT” – this session will help you begin your LSAT preparations on the right foot. TC 1208, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, September 22, 2007 “Are you thinking about Med School” – increase your chances of a successful application. TC 2218, 2 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, September 24, 2007 “Exploring your Personality Type (part 1)” – learn about your person-

ality type and preference for learning and decision making. TC 1112, 2:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, September 26, 2007 “Starting your own Business” – students interested in implementing their new business ideas are welcome. TC 1208, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, September 27, 2007 “Career Interest Assessment” – after completing the Strong Interest Inventory online, attend this session to find out how your interests relate to specific career opportunities. TC 1112, 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, September 28, 2007 “Interview Skills: Selling Your Skills” – here is your opportunity to practice and improve. TC 1208, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.


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Sunday, September 16, 2007 1st Annual Walk for Crohn’s and Colitis on UW’s ring road. Registration is at 12:30 p.m. with walk beginning at 1 p.m. at parking lot H. For more info c3hill@sciborg.uwaterloo. ca. Monday, September 17, 2007 9th Annual WSANet International Opportunities Fair in the Great Hall, SLC from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more info call ext 33999 or Tuesday, September 18, 2007 “Innovations in Alzheimer Care” by Dr. Fred Mather at 8:30 to 10:30

a.m., Theatre Room, 508 Riverbend Drive, Kitchener. RSVP to: askw@ Midnight Sun sign-up – 5:30 p.m. at RCH301. See what opportunities will be available for new members and find out where you can fit in. If unable to attend, contact Friday, September 21, 2007 Understanding Hijab – panel discussion starting at 6 p.m. followed by Iftar at 7:25 p.m. at Renison College Great Hall, UW. For info Saturday, September 22, 2007 Meditation and pranayam from 2 to 6 p.m. at Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place. Bus transportation provided with discount for students. For info call 519-635-8842 or www. Monday, September 24, 2007 Perspectives Dialogue – fourth season – “Vital Voices” with Raheel Raza, Ted Schmidt, Rabbi Jordan D. Cohen at the Kitchener Public Library from 6 to 9 p.m. For more info Tuesday, September 25, 2007 Alpha Course at UW. Everyone is welcome. For info call Henry at 519886-3019 or register at Broadband as an alternative to energy use - a Conference – Centre for International Governance Innovation, 57 Erb Street., W., Waterloo. For info Thursday, September 27, 2007 Darfur Awareness Night at Community Fellowship Church, 660 Conservation Drive, Waterloo, at 7 p.m. with guest speaker Sergeant Debbie Bodkin. Saturday, September 29, 2007 Impact Expo - free one day conference to network with today’s business leaders, in SLC and MC buildings. Includes guest speaker workshops and exhibition. Visit

VOLUNTEER Volunteer with a child at their school and help improve their selfesteem and confidence. One to three hours a week commitment. Call Canadian Mental Health 519744-7645, ext 229. City of Waterloo, 519-888-6488 or has the following volunteer opportunities: “Royal Medieval Faire” needs numerous volunteer helpers for games, gating, etc at their 10th Annual Faire Day on September 15. Sign up at www.royalmedievalfaire. org or call 519-884-5939. “Community Parks Week: Oct 6” – volunteers needed a few hours to assist with Grist Mill craft activities or the History Walk Scavenger Hunt. For more info call 519-888-6488. Volunteer Action Centre, 519-7428610 or, has

the following volunteer opportunities available: “City of Kitchener” has many positions. Call Leslie at 519-741-2564. “How Do I Find a Volunteer Position” – Volunteer Fair on September 15 at Conestoga Mall 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more info call 519-742-8610 or “Give Back to the Future” – Junior Achievement is looking for inspiring volunteers to teach our realistic and hands-on programs. Call Christine 519-576-6610 or “K-W Sexual Assault Support Centre” is seeking female volunteers to join us as we work to end sexual violence against women and children. Info night September 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. For info call 519-571-0121 ext 24 or e-mail “House of Friendship” needs volunteers from September through June. Call Linda 519-570-0954 or


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Science frosh synthesize

COMMUNITY EDITORIAL So... I go to UWaterloo now. And I say those words with all the pride and ego-mania one freshman can muster. It has been common in previous years that the attitude of frosh towards Frosh Week would be extremely ‘laid back.’ Mostly the average frosh would think to themselves “This isn’t for me. I’m much cooler than that. Iron chef ? Play Fair? Alcohol Awareness? You’ve got to be kidding me.” And would then jump on the first bus to Toronto. This year’s freshmen were almost going to follow suit. And how much we all thank our freakin’ lucky stars we didn’t. Because Frosh Week was simply amazing. Well, most of it anyway. From the very beginning of the first day, we knew it was going to be much better than any of us had expected. Assigning the colour-coded bracelets and team shirts was nothing short of a brilliant move that helped all of us science freshmen — and freshmen from other faculties as well — identify with each other, and build an aggressive — and despite the warnings, fanatic — team spirit. However, the best science event was, without question, the SSD. To those of you who are not in the faculty of science, SSD stands for Secret Science Dance. The SSD is the very first dance routine I actually learned — and loved! As it is ‘secret,’ science frosh are forbidden by loyalty — and it is rumored, severe punishment — from discussing the dance with outsiders. All I can tell you is that just because of

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Science frosh pose for a photo on the B2 green. Planned construction of the nanotechnology building on the site makes this photo one of last that will be taken of the green during frosh week events. this dance — and to slightly misquote an old Egyptian politician — “If we had not been science students, we would have wanted to be science students.” Other major events included the

Science Olympics, that were, unlike the real Olympics, quite interesting. And lest we forget, the Science Luau — that was a Hawaiian party of sorts. The attitude of science Frosh

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University clubs satisfy students’ activism hunger

Adrienne Raw science editor

Rabies may be eradicated within a decade

Experts at Edinburgh University’s Royal Dick Veterinary School recently carried out research that suggests rabies could be wiped out worldwide within a decade. Past work has discovered that all variations of the disease, which kill about 55,000 people per year, originate from the domestic dog. Researchers believe that an extensive vaccination program aimed at domestic dogs could eradicate the disease, leaving no threat to humans. Vaccination programs would be aimed at areas in Africa and Asia where there is a high prevalence of the disease. An estimated 70 per cent of at-risk animals could be reached through a village vaccination program. Debate ignites over issue of robot ethics

Experts in South Korea have recently announced that they were

as a means to stop ongoing crises and to prevent similar future genocides. UW Inter national Health Development Association is a student-run non-profit organization on campus that accepts and promotes the definition of health as proposed by the World Health Organization. Each year, it provides 20 students with the opportunity to travel to a developing country to participate in a health-related project. Other clubs include Journalist for Human Rights, Fair Vote Canada, World University Service of Canada and UW Vegetarians, a group that networks individuals interested in vegetarianism and veganism. They serve to educate the greater community on the severity of animal exploitation and how it affects our health and the environment. If all this information is overloading your system, don’t fret. The Progressive Action Network — a recent conglomeration of “progressive clubs and services — will be running an entire week of activities, tours and information sessions on all the ways you can involve yourself on campus. It will take place from September 17-20 in the SLC. Many of the aforementioned organisations will be present during this week of activities to present volunteer opportunities and information on their initiatives. This week is designed specifically for you, to show you what’s out there. There is a lot to get involved in, so take the time to see where you best fit. Remember, get involved and satisfy that activism hunger.

creating an ethical code governing relations between humans and robots. Specifically, the code is designed to prevent humans from abusing robots and vice versa. As robots become more and more advanced, debates have arisen over their rights and who is responsible for their behaviour. Robots can now mimic human facial expressions in a way that is remarkably life-like. As they continue to become more like humans — gaining emotional expression and possibly self-awareness — ethicists debate the merits of granting them rights. The major concern is that granting rights to robots will diminish the human sense of specialness.

drove just far enough to get all six of its wheels past the crater’s rim. Engineers on Earth will use the data to determine how much grip the rover will have when it descends into the crater.

Mars robot Opportunity begins exploration of Victoria Crater

Opportunity, NASA’s Mars rover, has begun its exploration of the Victoria Crater. The 60m-deep depression is of interest to scientists because it exposes layers of rock that could shed light on Mars’s geological history. Opportunity’s first venture into the crater was little more than a “toe dip”; the rover

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So here you find yourself in a brand new campus, life and community, and as all this looms over your heads, you begin to wonder how to satisfy your hunger for social justice or that green-hippy blood that flows through your veins. If I’m anywhere close to describing your activist mindset, please read on. T here are numerous ways to get involved on campus that deal primarily with social justice initiatives and environmentalism. As any upper-year will tell you, it’s outside the classroom where you will most likely learn, grow and make contacts during your university career. If you have ever heard of Engineers Without Borders (EWB), you’ll be thrilled to know that we have our very own award-winning chapter right here at UW. EWB has a simple yet cogent vision: to promote human development through access to technology. Although working with NGOs and sending students overseas to developing countries is one of their more prominent initiatives, it is only half of what they do. On a national level, EWB works relentlessly towards raising awareness on international development challenges. Internationally, their main objective overseas is not simply to integrate technology, but to enhance building capacity; incorporating it into the community’s social, cultural, historic, economic and political context. One of the most active and resourceful Public Interest Research

Groups in Ontario is now right on your campus doorstep. Waterloo Public Interest Research Group (WPIRG) is a bridge between campus and community, and is located in room 2139 of the Student Life Centre (SLC). Their mission is to give students a space to research, educate and take action on environmental and social justice issues. At the core of WPIRG are action groups — a collaboration of students that organize around a specific issue. Action groups are the most common approach for students wishing to volunteer, and the ideal place to receive resources for your very own initiative. The full-time WPIRG staff there will lend you their experience, resources and, most importantly, their time. At the heart of student-run environmental and sustainable practices stands the University of Waterloo Sustainable Projects, which branched out from WPIRG several years ago. This student-run organization mimics WPIRG with a student-based board and working groups. Their mandate focuses on raising awareness of environmental and sustainable practices on campus as well as implementing them through student leadership and volunteers. Their office is located in the SLC, room 3102. These are the more prominent services on campus geared toward student involvement, but there are a variety of clubs dedicated to similar goals as well. One such club is the Genocide Action Group, a group dedicated to educating members of the student body and the community-at-large about genocide around the world



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West Nile virus hits the West

Officials fear this season will be the worst on record as the number of confirmed cases and deaths climb Faisal Naqib reporter

Saskatchewan health officials are dealing with a West Nile virus outbreak. With 826 confirmed cases and three deaths so far, CBC News reports that these figures are expected to continue to rise. They will most likely surpass the 2003 record when there were 947 confirmed cases and seven deaths from the disease. Health officials are citing the summer weather as the reason for the increase, stating that the moist and humid environment was an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes, which carry the virus. Unfortunately, no vaccine exists for the disease at this time and no treatment is currently available for the most severe cases. West Nile vir us was first discovered in 1937 in Uganda. By the 1990s it had spread across Europe and Africa. It made its appearance in North America in 1999 where a case was reported in New York City. By 2003, it had spread through the United States to the West Coast. Only birds and mosquitoes carry the virus. When a bird becomes infected it either dies or overcomes the disease and becomes immune. Infected birds are also capable of transmitting the disease to mosquitos when they are bitten by the insects. Mosquitoes carry the disease and are not affected by it. This means that the virus needs to constantly find a new population to infect and never remains problematic in the same place for a long period of time. Humans and other animals are only terminal hosts and cannot, as of yet, transmit the virus. The West Nile virus itself is an RNA virus — meaning that its genome is composed entirely of RNA and not DNA, like all

animals and plants. Most people who become infected with West Nile virus do not show any symptoms, but, 20 per cent will develop West Nile fever. The elderly are most at-risk for developing the more serious form of the disease. West Nile Fever causes flu-like symptoms: fever, headache, nausea, muscle pain, skin rash and swelling of the lymph nodes. And, in the most severe cases, West Nile virus can invade the host’s nervous system causing encephalitis — a disease that causes inflammation and swelling in the brain — or meningitis — which causes swelling of a particular lining of the brain. Although, historically, the number of reported cases has been increasing, the mortality rate has actually decreased. This can be attributed to better screening and early diagnosis of the disease. Currently, the mortality rate is still significant — between two and three per cent in humans and upwards of 40 per cent in horses. The best individual protection is to minimize the risk of being bitten by a mosquito; this means using repellent, wearing long sleeve clothing and limiting time outdoors around dusk. West Nile virus is a major public health concern and many communities adopt measures to control the mosquito population by using some form of pesticide or insecticide. This for m of intervention is only utilized if the community predicts a large impact from West Nile virus as the pesticides usually have negative environmental effects. Saskatchewan officials are hoping that the cooler weather will curb the development of new cases. Currently, Saskatchewan has the highest number of West Nile virus deaths in all of Canada.

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Warriors bring soccer back


Assistant coach Mike Strome attempt to show the Warrior women how to score in a finishing session drill on Wednesday, September 12. David Klaponski sports editor

They say that “football is the ballet of the masses.” While in Europe, football with a round ball may truly be that ballet, in North America, American football seems to overshadow the game of soccer. But why is that, some may ask? In one sense, soccer does not have the same cultural importance as many other sports in North America. While it is the most popular sport for many

children, the lust for soccer dies off significantly as children get into their teens and most of our society’s athletic talent and resources are funnelled into sports such as football, hockey and, even to some extent, baseball and basketball. Amateur soccer teams in Canada lack funding, coaching expertise and even the pursuit of excellence that drives most prospective professional athletes. For these reasons most good soccer players either go to play abroad in Europe, or they drop their dreams of grandeur and get a real job. This circular effect of a lack

of a quality development structure and a lack of quality career goals for soccer players in Canada has left a depleted pool of athletes and a poor thirst for the sport in general. But there is hope! And it starts in the place where the highest of human endeavours most often takes root — the university. CIS sports are something of which we, as students, should be proud. Soccer is no exception. It is basically the highest level of soccer that most Canadians will ever witness on a regular basis. While events like the Fifa Under-21 World Cup are nice, it is often

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difficult to become a fan of the sport when it only comes to your community once every century. To fill that cultural fissure created by a lack of local sporting structures and a university which often overshadows its athletics with its academic achievements, I beckon all students to grab a friend, grab a poster and come out to enjoy the wonderful game of soccer, the most popular game in human history, played at the University of Waterloo.

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Darren, a 5th year Chemical Engineering student from Calgary, Alberta helped the Warriors continue their winning streak with a victory over the visiting York Lions. Kisinger was named player of the game while helping lead the Warriors to a 2-0 record. During Saturday’s game, 2006 OUA first team all-star Kisinger recorded 5 solo tackles, 1 assisted tackle, 2 sacks and 1 fumble recovery. This is an exceptional showing by an interior defensive lineman.

Kelsey, a 1st year Engineering student from Waterloo, Ontario played strong this weekend for the Warriors. The first year rookie continues to impress in the midfield position with two more great performances. Her strong work ethic and excellent movement of the ball has gained her a spot on the starting line up for all of the four Warriors games this season.


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Warrior Wrap-up Football OUA Standings Team

Saturday, September 8 York 15 at Waterloo 18


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Monday, September 3 Waterloo 42 at Toronto 17 Team Waterloo Toronto

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Quarter #4 York - TD C. Worsley 16 pass from D. Dror 1:40

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Team GP W L PTS Trent 1 1 0 2 McMaster 1 0 1 0 York 1 0 1 0 Toronto 1 0 1 0

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Wednesday, September 12

Team GP Carleton 4 Toronto 4 Nipissing 4 Queen’s 3 Laurentian 4 Trent 3 Ryerson 3 RMC 2

W L T PTS 3 0 1 10 1 0 3 6 2 2 0 6 1 0 2 5 1 2 1 4 0 0 3 3 0 3 1 1 0 1 1 1

West Division Team GP York 4 Western 4 Guelph 4 Windsor 4 Laurier 4 Brock 4 Waterloo 4 McMaster 4

W L T PTS 3 0 1 10 1 0 3 6 2 2 0 6 1 0 2 5 1 2 1 4 0 0 3 3 0 3 1 1 0 1 1 1

Saturday, September 1 Western 1 at Waterloo 0

Sunday, September 2 Windsor 1 at Waterloo 0

Saturday, September 8 Waterloo 0 at York 6

Sunday, September 9 Waterloo 0 at Guelph 1

Women’s Rugby OUA Standings Shiels Division Team Western Laurier Queen’s Waterloo Guelph Brock

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Men’s Rugby OUA Standings West Division Team GP W L PTS Western 1 1 0 4 McMaster 1 1 0 4 Waterloo 1 1 0 4 Guelph 1 0 0 0 Laurier 1 0 0 0 Windsor 1 0 0 0 East Division Team GP W L PTS Queen’s 1 1 0 4 RMC 1 0 1 4 Brock 0 0 0 0 Toronto 1 0 1 0 Trent 1 0 1 0

Saturday, September 8 Guelph 10 at Waterloo 38 Men’s Basketballers fall in battle with NCAA’s Duquesne Dukes

Warrior basketball opened their exhibition schedule against Duquesne Dukes at Sheridan College on September 2. This game marked the first time that the Waterloo Warriors have faced an NCAA opponent in their history. Despite shooting 50 per cent in the first half, the Warriors went into halftime trailing 58-41. Little changed in the second half as Dequesne maintained their lead throughout and ended the game on a 12-3 run, on route to an impressive 107-80 rout. The Warriors exhibition schedule continues Oct 12-14 with their participation in the Naismith Classic Tournament.



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UW Triathlon Club gets underway this term, now officially a Campus Rec Club

Warrior football off to a great start on the field and off the field

David Klaponski

UW tri-club members get some core work done after a 45 minute spin-class session. Kalef and Michael Winter, now University of Waterloo alumni, is headed up by third year student Corrin Harris. While one of the main goals last year of the club was to gain official campus rec club status, this year Harris thinks that the club will continue to

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The University of Waterloo Triathlon Club gets underway this fall, finally as an official club. The club, started last year by Jared

be a succes for years to come. “This year is about building ourselves and accomplishing our personal goals all while having fun.” said Harris. With easier access to facilities, the club is sure to be an even bigger success this fall term. Membership is only $40 for the term and gives you access to both the spin room and pool time, both held with knowledgeable instructors. If anyone is looking for a club to both have fun and stay in shape, the UW Triathlon Club tackles both those concerns in one go. For more information on the University of Waterloo Triathlon Club, their email address is uwtriclub@

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Rich Nichol, the Waterloo Warriors football play-by-play broadcaster, shows the kids how it’s done in the CIS. Scott Houston staff reporter

Love the Warriors football team, but can’t make it to the games? Now you can listen to the games locally on the campus radio, 100.3 FM, and on the Rogers digital channel 946. “This will be a great opportunity to expand our audience,” said Rich Nichol, the play-by-play broadcaster for the Warriors. “People in KW area can now go around town doing their Saturday chores and still tune into the game on the radio or television set.” Of the three major sports, football has had the most listeners, according to Dan Ackerman, interim director of communication & promotions at UW Athletics. “We’ll see how the numbers go and maybe expand into the other two sports sometime in the future,” he added.

This means that any shows that typically air during the football games will now not be aired, so that football can be broadcasted live. In return, the football broadcast will cross-promote the pre-empted shows. UW Athletics began providing live webcasts back in 2005 when the varsity basketball team made it to the national championship game in March. All around, the response has been positive, according to Nichol. “We’ve been getting a lot of positive feedback from people about the webcasts, especially from parents of alumni who are not in Waterloo and can’t make it to the games.” The expanded broadcasts will include all upcoming home games of Warrior Football: Sept. 29 vs. Guelph, Oct. 6 vs. McMaster and Oct. 20 vs. Western.

Best start to season in five years Scott Houston staff reporter

The Warriors football team is off to a great start this year with a 2-0 record so far. This weekend, they look to extend that streak to 3-0 in Windsor against the Lancers tomorrow. The Warriors first win came against the U of T Varsity Blues in a 42-17 blowout. The star of that game, without a doubt, was rookie quarterback Evan Martin. Martin, a sophomore and Kitchener native, was a true renaissance man. He was 20 for 29 in passing with 349 yards. His longest pass was a 76 yard TD to Sean Cowie, he rushed for 59 yards himself, made a punt for 69 yards and returned a kick for 21 yards. Coach Dennis McPhee said that the rookie is “a good young kid, with good leadership qualities,” but he “makes rookie mistakes, going for the homerun.” That, of course, is not to say the rookie isn’t talented. The second win came against

York in a close 18-15 game. Some called the low-scoring campaign a sloppy game with the defense pulling through for the Warriors. Darren Kisinger had five solo tackles and an assisted tackle. This outing was less impressive for Martin, who went 1831 in passing for a total of 228 yards and two TDs, including a 45 yard TD pass to Cowie. Ian Nichol kicked the winning field goal from 18 yards away and the defense secured the win for the Warriors. The Warriors next challenge is against the 1-1 Windsor Lancers in Windsor. According to coach McPhee, the Lancers are a “big, strong, well-coached” team. “We’re going there to go 3-0, but we have to play mistake-free football,” Coach McPhee added. The game is at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow, and you can look for a game summary on our website, on Sunday and the box score next week.


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Warriors impress at Black and Gold Day Thousands of frosh and Warrior rugby enthusiasts braved the extreme temperatures at the North Campus fields on Saturday, September 8 to watch the Warriors men’s rugby team take on the Guelph Gryphons at the annual Black and Gold frosh game. The Warriors got tries from four different players en route to an easy 38-10 win over the Gryphons, as UW opens the season 1-0. Brothers Andy and Tim Bauer each scored a try in the opening half before Andy Reitzel and Brashir Moallim added second-half scores. The Warriors will next take on the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks today (Friday) at 3 p.m. photos by steve brooks, UW athletics

Soccer: Waterloo varsity men’s soccer team remain winless four games into their season Continued from page 30

This year the Waterloo men’s varsity soccer team wanted to improve upon last season’s outcome. Finishing with a record of three wins, nine losses and two ties, and missing the playoffs, there was much room for improvement. A new season brings new players and this year is no different. The starting line-up in the first game of the season against the defending OUA champs, Western, on September 1, saw two rookies start in the back-four. Home-grown Waterloo player Austin White started as centre back and from Woodstock, Joseph Steiner started at stopper. With two rookies in the starting back-four, one would expect the Mustangs to trample the Warriors, but they were held to only one goal. To add to the drama, the Mustang goal was scored by no other than the Warriors’ only OUA all-star last year, Paul Arnold, who has gone over to the dark side to study for his masters at UWO. Trying to bounce back against Windsor the following day, the Warriors could only manage a 1-1 draw, with their only goal coming from third year player Chris Wilson. Going into the second week of regular season games, on September 8 and 9, the

Warriors were in the middle of the pack. Facing off against York University on Saturday, was no simple task. The team from York University was dominant and though the 6-0 score line seems extreme, it was not an unfair result for either team. With four starters out of the game, including three defensemen, the Warriors were in tough against the 3-4-3 formation

“We need to find a way to score. We need to have that killer instinct...” — Fourth year player Christian Rosa

of the York Lions. Going down to 10 men in the 37th minute when Waterloo had a player sent off, the team never found their stride and must have almost been glad to hear the final whistle. But even with a makeshift defensive four, Coach Peter Mackie made no excuses for his teams poor first half start. “We were totally outclassed in the first half to be honest. Their movement off the ball was fantastic.” York University now sits atop the OUA

West standings with a perfect 4-0 record and play Waterloo again on September 16. Hoping to put the loss behind them and bounce back the next day against Guelph, the Warriors came out strong against a Guelph team that had five rookies in the starting line-up. Dominant for the first 25 minutes of the game, the Warriors tried hard to put one in the back of the net. Forward Chris Wilson came close in the first minute after an excellent build up along the right flank, only to have his blast go right at the keeper and easily into his hands. Then in the 10th minute, second year player, Raphael Goldemann had his wonder-strike parry onto the crossbar by the outstretched hand of the Guelph Gryphon keeper. But things started to unravel for the Warriors as a Gryphon free kick 20 yards away from the Waterloo goal mouth, saw the Warrior defense fail to pick a Gryphon leaking through the wall on the tricky free kick attempt. Though the shot was saved by keeper Mike Saccone, the Warriors were now showing signs of weakness and in the 35th minute they paid the price. From a fairly tough angle on the right side of goal, Guelph Gryphon Matt Nieuwland, a first year player, slipped the ball under Saccone and into the far left corner of the net. From then on, the Gryphons sat on their lead and

defended. Not taking too many chances up front, the Gryphons fended off attack after attack from the Warriors. Hitting the post at the stroke of halftime was Alex Hooper, another first year pick-up for the Warriors. But it was no use — Guelph held a clean-sheet and almost even went up two when Saccone took out a Guelph player in the penalty box. Though making a beautiful save, stretching low to his right, the Warriors still finished the weekend with no goals or wins. After the game, the Gryphon head coach, Keith Mason said, “I’m delighted with our performance,” expressing how proud he was of his players. Moving into the next weekend, the Warriors play the Laurier Golden Hawks and the York Lions in a rematch. Waterloo now sit at the bottom of the OUA West standings, ahead of only McMaster who have yet to earn a point this season. Fourth year captain Christian Rosa and Imprint Varsity Men’s Soccer Player of the Week hopes they can bounce back next week. “We really just need to finish. We need to find a way to score. We need to have that killer instinct when you’re within 18 yards, six yards, and get a toe on it and just bang it in the net.” Christian is a fourth year economics co-op student from Toronto.

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Waterloo women need to score in order to win Offensive attack is key for Warriors’ success in 2007 David Klaponski sports editor

The Waterloo women’s varsity team faired a little better than the men’s team last year. They finished the season with four wins, six losses and four ties, good enough to make the playoffs. They lost to York University in a heartbreaking 1-0 loss in Toronto. So this season their expectations could be seen as greater than the men’s squad. Their roster consists of several new rookies, but a strong core has returned for this season. In their opening game against Western at home they faired far worse than the men. They lost 4-0 to a strong Western side. But they persevered the following day and beat the Windsor Lancers 3-1. Losing to the OUA semi-finalist Western Mustangs was not really that unexpected, so going into the second week of play on September 8 and 9, a 1-1 record seemed acceptable at the very least. This past weekend, the Warriors traveled to York and Guelph to try and start up a winning streak, but instead they were given a wake-up call and were handed two defeats. Both games the Warriors played well and kept the games close, but they failed to score and that proved fatal. Against York, the Warriors fell 1-0 down within the first five minute, but kept the game tight. Head coach of the York side, Paul James, commented on his teams performance after the game, “It was a great result for us, I thought we played well.” Commenting on the warriors effort he said “I thought Waterloo were competitive and matched us for the first 60 minutes.” In the 52 minute York broke through for a second goal followed by a third tally in the 57 minute. The game lost its edge as the Warriors lost their ambition. They lost 3-0. The following day in Guelph proved to be much the same result. Good effort, but no goals. The Warriors lost 2-0 to a fairly weak Guelph side. The Warrior women started off well and in the 8th minute second year player Breanne Fron had a chance to score but failed to convert the opportunity. Again, the Warriors lack of finishing proved to be fatal. In the 20 minute on the counter-attack, Guelph striker Kristen Southgate turned in a goal for the home side to put them ahead 1-0. And perhaps undeservingly, Guelph scored again in the 40 minute after the ball ricocheted off of a Waterloo player on a clearance attempt and went straight to Guelph striker Melissa Ptok for the ensuing breakaway which she put away with ease. The rest of the game, the Warriors kept pushing for a goal but came up short. The Warriors did have their share of scoring opportunities in the game. Laura Hope came close in the 26 minute off of a long cross which she put just wide and Breanne Fron once again had a couple opportunities including a free kick which was nearly deflected in the 55 minute. A goal line scramble in the 86tminute and a couple shots in the dying seconds of the game did not change the score and the Warriors ended up with another scoreless defeat. Arts and business major Breanne Fron scored her first goal for Waterloo

in the 3-1 victory over Windsor and is the Imprint Varsity Women’s Soccer Player of the Week. Breanne is a second year student who plays forward and centre midfield on the team. She grew up in Thunder Bay in Northern Ontario. She believes that the warriors can bounce back after the two losses on the weekend. “I think we can bounce back. I think we have a really good chance this year, we just need to start playing with some heart.” Both teams face off against Laurier and York at the Columbia Ice Fields this weekend. They will both be looking to improve on their results and hope that the home field advantage can help get them two wins each on the weekend. Women play at 1 p.m. and the men at 3:15 p.m.

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