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we found out why campus is overheating
changes to government policy is bad for the music scene
sports it’s not just Heisenberg breaking bad
thoughts on the best of #uwindsorproblems your #uwindsorproblems Windsor tweet and #uwindsorsolutions Has it been a year already? Once again we’re dolling out the meaningless honours of Windsor’s best things and people.
Of course Windsor is not Toronto, no we are indeed much smaller with less… well less everything. Year after year whether it’s us or WAMM, albeit with a refrain in 2010 and 2011, there are picks of everything from the best bartender to the best place to see a show and everything in between, and of the last three installments there have been eight recurring winners. All cynicism aside, it is a time where we can celebrate what is good about our city. Windsor in all its blue-collar glory has a tight knit community of artists, purveyors of fine spirits and vendors of items for sale for far less money than most places in major cities. For those who disagree with the idea that Windsor is a major city, remember that we are the first stop on the Windsor-Quebec City Corridor. We are dirty, corrupt and a full of love of the drink and more strip clubs per capita than any other city in the country. Antique stores too. You can find us all at Phog for a drink, Jones & Co buying our clothes and at the Capitol for a show (when they’re happening). If we only had chains to do our business at we would lose our heart, our souls. We all know one another for better or worse, take Transit Windsor with contempt and we certainly complain that there’s nothing to do here. Still, without conflict we would be pretty bored. So let’s take a break from texting and Facebooking to remember why we’re all still here. People leave Windsor all the time, but think about how many people you know that have moved away only to find themselves back in “South Detroit”. This is our home, let’s celebrate it.
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University in “hot water” over campus overheating & CUPE 1393 IS FIRST OF MANY POSSIBLE LOCALS TO STRIKE THIS MONTH
building responsible for heating and cooling on campus, initiated a work refusal Monday around 10 a.m.
A broken filter unit known as a small zurn is responsible for the overheating at the University of Windsor campus this past week, but attempts to fix the unit have been held up by a series of missteps by the university.
The report says that, “The main concern of the work is the potential for the lid [covering the zurn] to tip during the lifting process.”
The filtration unit is sometimes clogged by seaweed and can burn out the motor, resulting in an over pressure condition, according to a maintenance services worker who asked to remain anonymous. The maintenance services worker added that the university, to fix this problem in the past—a process that normally involves lifting a heavy lid off the zurn, providing access to clean the internal filter—only provided a “Band-Aid” solution. The unit has not been repaired as of yet, due to a work refusal made by an employee. A report filed Wednesday by Occupational Health and Safety Inspector Barry Norton states that an employee at the Energy Conversion Centre (ECC), the
The report says that the worker’s refusal “had been ignored” by his supervisor, Mark Lambert, and that Lambert attempted to assign the work to a contractor without notifying the Ministry of Labour instead of issuing a stage one investigation. According to Norton’s report, “The workplace parties were advised that the refusing worker in this case provided proper and adequate notification of his work refusal and that the employer failed to conduct the immediate stage one work refusal process.” “The employer further contravened section 43 [of the Occupational Health and Safety Act] by ... ensuring that all workers that may be asked to perform the work are advised of the ongoing work refusal and the reasons for the refusal,” reads the report.
Contractors that were approached by Norton refused to do the work though, as they were not willing to cross picket lines that are currently in place. Progress is being made to get the unit fixed, according to the inspector. A proposed resolution involving a “four point lift” system and the installation of additional cables and eye bolts to assist the repair process has been discussed with the employer. In addition, the employer will “have an engineer review the changes to the lifting device and certify that the device is capable of lifting its maximum load,” according to the report. The anonymous maintenance services worker said that the university will be repairing the unit soon now that an inspection has been made and will ensure contractors are called to the ECC building regardless of the picket lines. MORE STRIKES TO COME OVER THE WEEKEND
a collective bargaining agreement, landing the local in a legal strike position. The strike has resulted in significant reduction of services including the shutting down of the St. Denis Centre’s Forge Fitness Centre and the cancellation, as of now, of numerous 50th Anniversary celebration events. For now, the Campus Community BBQ on September 19, the classic car show on September 21, and the Lancer tailgate party featuring a Neverending White Lights concert, also on September 21, have all been cancelled due to the strike. The union local represents fewer than 300 skilled trades, professional, and technical employees, which includes plumbers, electricians, therapists, nurses, and advisors. CUPE Local 1393 president Dean Roy said that wage increases weren’t a priority, saying instead that, “The big issues are job security…and the pay-equity system.”
agreement over the weekend. In the event of a strike, mechanics, campus community police and parking services would join the picket line. If all three union locals picket together, the university would be lacking 650 workers—and that is not including the 118 full-time and 202 part-time workers part of CUPE 1001 that are also in contract negotiations with the university. Nicola DiRisio, a master carpenter for the drama department who began picketing on Sunday, said that the strike has devastating effect on students. “This group of professionals work with the students here,” said DiRisio who has been working at the school for 29 years. “I have students that I have to grade for them to pass.” “We have a production [University Players’ Suite Surrender] on stage right now, but it isn’t completed yet. Now it has to open the way it is.”
Sunday morning, CUPE local 1393 and the University of Windsor were unable to reach
By Monday, former CAW locals 195 and 2458—now Unifor— could also be in a strike position if talks do not result in an
CUPE local 1393’s contract expired at the end of March 2013 and the membership voted 95 per cent in favour of a strike at the end of July.
American visitors. Great for the economy bad for the interaction.
The music scene. Everyone is so connected but nobody can get in; as in trying to break out.
The worst thing is also the best: everyone knows everyone in Windsor.
Having Detroit as a neighbour. America’s most depressed city is our cultural playground.
? what is the best worst thing about windsor?
Some classes moved outdoors due to overheating in several University of Windsor buildings • photo by David Costa
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The Fall of the Candian Federation of Students TRAVISFAUTEUX news editor __________________________
Ingle added that she hopes to avoid legal hassles with the CFS if the petitions grow and referenda are eventually possible.
Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) members from over 15 different student associations are beginning the process to end their membership with the CFS according to a press release last week.
“Learning from lessons of the past is pretty important,” she said. “We’re aware of the kind of effort that has to go into getting the referendum dates from the CFS. Even though bylaws have been made increasingly challenging to even get a vote to happen on campus, we are trying to follow the bylaws as strictly as we can.”
Students at University of Toronto, York University, and Ryerson University, among other schools, have begun “de-federation” campaigns beginning with the collection of petitions. In 2009 to 2010, over a dozen schools began similar campaigns, including the University of Windsor, but nothing came of their efforts to leave the student lobby group when the CFS denied the validity of multiple petitions. The University of Guelph’s student union seems to have given up on any chance of leaving the Central Student Association (CSA) after a tedious court dispute between the two organizations. Initially, CSA submitted petitions to the CFS that weren’t accepted as being valid. Then, the CSA won a court order to hold a referendum, which took place in April 2010. 73 per cent voted to defederate, but the CFS didn’t accept the result. Similar cases happened with Simon Frasier University and McGill University’s Post Graduate Students’ Society. Ashley Ingle, spokesperson for the defederation campaign, said in an interview with Canadian University Press that past attempts to leave the CFS have made certain groups reluctant to try and leave. “We know that there is a lot of fear about people leaving the CFS. People are afraid of future legal action and we want to just spread the word that this is happening now,” said Ingle.
Brent Farrington, spokesman for CFS internal affairs, acknowledged the defederation campaign, but said that the lobby group has no plans on creating a campaign in defence. UWSA STANDS BY FEDERATION UWSA president Rob Crawford said that the university’s student union has no intention to join the de-federation campaign. The statement reads: The Canadian Federation of Students is the UWSA’s only representative body after leaving Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) in the spring. At this time the UWSA has no intention of starting its own de-federation campaign, but as always we strive to represent the views of our students to the best of our abilities. If students at-large want the UWSA to look down the de-federation path we will respect the thoughts and opinions of our members. Mohammad Akbar, vice-president external affairs for the UWSA, said that students should be looking to work with the CFS. “I think that the people who are pushing [the campaign] are motivated... but I think that the focus should be more on trying to fix issues and trying to come together,” said Akbar. “I think that dividing students is a really bad idea.” Akbar ensured that, “[The UWSA] wants to find out how students feel about their membership.”
There is a lot of fear about people leaving the CFS. People are afraid of future legal action and we want to just spread the word that this is happening now. ASHLEYINGLE, DE-FEDERATION CAMPAIGN SPOKESPERSON
Caroline Jacobson, University of Windsor political science student, said that the CFS should spend less time and student money on “fighting schools that seek de-federation” instead of advocating for lower tuition fees.” “CFS’s contracts are so convoluted that escaping is nearly impossible,” said Jacobson. “I’m hoping for organization, lots of legal support, and the end of the CFS.”
I’m hoping for organization, lots of legal support, and the end of the CFS. CAROLINEJACOBSON, UWINDSOR POLITICAL SCIENCE STUDENT
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UWindsor’s bday: sharing the love DANZOMPANTI lance reporter __________________________ The University of Windsor will soon be celebrating its 50th anniversary with a grand birthday party and campus events from September 19 to 22. Planning of the events has been undertaken by the UWSA in partnership with the University’s 50th anniversary committee, which has been commissioned for the event. The official “Birthday Party” will take place Thursday, September 19 at 1:30 p.m. in the CAW Student Centre and will be the main event that kicks off the weekend. Ivona Bilbilovska, the UWSA’s vice-president of social affairs, has ordered over 1,000 cupcakes for the event and, as if that weren’t enough to bring in a crowd, they’ve also recruited local performer David Pinard to provide entertainment for the event. The 50th anniversary celebration is an important one, not only for the University, but also for the community. “It’s not just a campus event,” said director of student life, Josh Paglione. “It’s a community event. It’s important because
it showcases the culmination of all of the University’s recent developments like the construction of the new buildings, the move downtown and other improvements around campus.” “With everything that’s been done, it’s important to celebrate the University’s new identity,” he said. There are many important activities taking place during the birthday party, such as a speech by University President Alan Wildeman and the signing of a contract that will make UWindsor a “Water-Bottle Free Campus.” The initiative to set up water bottle refill stations was set in motion by members of the UWSA to join other universities that have made the switch and to “ensure a more environmentally friendly future for the University,” according to Paglione. The signed document will join other important documents, pictures, jerseys and other memorabilia in a time capsule, which should last until the 100th anniversary. Another important document to enter the capsule will be an agreement with St. Clair College for a 50 year working partnership.
UWSA president Rob Crawford explained that the goal of this agreement is to create and maintain a good working relationship with the College in order to organize events for all students in Windsor. “With both of our moves downtown, it makes sense for us to be working closer together,” says Crawford. “We are the next 50 years.” The capsule is not limited to “official” documents. Paglione explains that anyone can put something inside the capsule, as long as it is pre-approved by the UWSA. More information on how to get involved with the time capsule can be found on the UWSA Facebook page. The birthday party isn’t the only event happening that weekend. The Lancer’s homecoming football game against the University of Toronto takes place this Saturday. For the homecoming game, the UWSA has planned a tailgate party at the St. Denis Center and are expecting over 1000 participants, although it may be cancelled entirely due to the recent CUPE strike (see page 3). If the event is not cancelled, entertainment for the concert
students mark UWIndsor’s federation in 1963 with some homemade “cake” • photo courtesy of the University of Windsor
will begin at 5:00 p.m. behind the St.Denis Center and will include some of Ontario’s finest musicians. Jody Raffoul and his son Billy will perform during the pregame concert until kick-off at 7:00 p.m. Jody will then play
an acoustic set during the halftime show with stellar Windsor rockers The Fisher Kings. The post-game show will be headlined by Juno nominated and Windsor-based Neverending White Lights immediately after the game.
Students start tech company right after their undergrad Two University of Windsor engineering-entrepreneurs are designing a new wallet made for the 21st century student. Paramvir Nagpal, 22, and Patrick Pakula, 23, will be graduating with bachelor degrees in electrical and computer engineering at this October’s convocation ceremony and already the two have created an ambitious business together. In early September, less than a week into their Master of Applied Science in electrical engineering, the pair started ECCO Electronics, standing for Electronic Card Company. They are currently developing a new digital wallet the size of a credit card that they say is, “capable of handling nearly your entire personal and financial life in one small, sleek, sexy device.” Their new wallet is designed to replace all of a person’s credit, debit, and gift cards as well as the many membership cards, business cards and coupons that can clutter one’s wallet. Imagine, they say, having your bulky wallet reduced to a 4.5inch high definition OLED touchscreen. The device will be made of a flexible screen with a flexible smart card embedded so that users can still keep the wallet in their back pocket, sit down, and not worry about the glass shattering like a smart phone would. ECCO Electronics is the first
and only company to create a device that consolidates all one’s wallet information in a physical, hardware-based form and they have three patents on the device. Unlike other digital, app-based wallets, ECCO will be a reprogrammable card using a unique smart card. In short, it would mimic a traditional debit or credit card and would be useable at any ATM or point of sale like the card it would be replacing. “Google Wallet is only an app. You can’t pay for stuff besides wireless tap and go methods. You don’t have a physical link,” explains Pakula. “With us, you get both—physical and wireless.” All one would have to do is select which card to use on the device and the ECCO will program the card and eject it from the side of the device to then be used in any chip reader. It will also be compatible will older swipe methods and much newer wireless, pay-and-go type payments. After every use, the card would be wiped for security. The team says security has been their main concern in designing the product and that they have covered all the bases with three levels of encryption in addition to the usual security features on a regular credit card. “Some software companies have the apps, but they are very easy to hack. Nobody has really addressed the security issues with smart phones. For [ECCO], you have an actual device with
you that reprograms every ten minutes so that it’s like new,” said Nagpal. “It would actually be safer than the original card.” They explained that the simplicity of the device allows a userfriendly experience, affordability, the possibility of much longer battery life—they are hoping the device will last up to a week on a single charge—and added security. Nagpal added that there are no compatibility problems with cards from specific banks like CIBC or TD because the device is designed to meet all their standards. “We’re not replacing the card, per se” explains Pakula. “Users will just be accessing their accounts in a more efficient way. The banks and credit card companies won’t have any issues
with it because the actual card itself is still managed by them.” They expect the project to take eight months to a year for the device to be ready as a consumer-level market product, but in two months they will have a prototype to give the manufacturer. The pair had worked on previous major Capstone projects in separate teams for the Engineering department—Nagpal helped design an indoor positioning system and Pakula helped design an emergency vehicle detection system. However, this is their first time teaming up since they first met in January. The company launched a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign Monday to avoid giving a portion of their company away
to an investor so early. “Kickstarter is such a great platform. The tech projects on there are really successful and that’s because people like them and we’re hoping people like our ideas too,” said Pakula. Funding incentives for their Kickstarter campaign will range from $5 to $150. If someone backs the project at the maximum of $150, they will receive the device for free a month before it becomes available to the public. Although they were careful to set a retail price for the device in stone, Nagpal and Pakula said they want to ensure it will be affordable for university students—somewhere in the range of $80 to $100.
Paramvir Nagpal and Patrick Pakula show off the 3D model of their 21st century digital wallet • photo by Travis Fauteux
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UWindsor revs up for car share program MAGGIECHAN lance reporter __________________________ A new car sharing service is giving University of Windsor students a cheaper alternative to owning a car. When Michael Lende founded Student CarShare, he felt that he was filling a void that colleges had had for a very long time— affordable alternatives to car ownership. Although he acknowledged the effectiveness of public transportation and other common methods of student transportation, he noted that there was nothing that catered to the 18+age market that was rid of the burden of car ownership. “It’s a very inexpensive, convenient, and eco-friendly way for students to use their freedom and have access to a vehicle 24/7 without the expense and hassle of owning a vehicle,” Lende explained. “I wanted to create a socially responsible network of members that can access a vehicle on demand for as little as $8 an hour including gas and insurance,” he said.
the program. Students are able to drive these cars by becoming members of Student CarShare, which they can do by submitting an application on the program’s website alongside a $25 application fee. In order to be approved, applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid G2 license and credit card, and have a clean driving record for three years prior. Following approval, successful applicants must pay a $50 membership fee to be permitted access to drive any vehicle within the Student CarShare network at $8/hour with gas and insurance covered. “It’s a quick and easy solution,” Lende adds. “You have access to a vehicle 24/7 without its expenses, which could be $400800 a month. You can even build up your insurance history.” The program boasts the fact that it is Canadian-owned and student-driven. Each school has a marketing coordinator and staff who educate students on the program.
The service is currently on 17 campuses across universities in Ontario, including the University of Windsor.
Matthew Kirby, a business student and the marketing coordinator of the University of Windsor CarShare team, feels that he’s developing useful entrepreneurship skills and responsibility.
At the University of Windsor, the parking lot behind Leddy Library currently has two cars— models are the Kia Soul and Rio—parked in parking spots that have been designated for
“This job gives me great experience. Everyone on my team is a student here on campus. It was one of the main points that the CEO made—giving jobs to students,” said Kirby.
the Student CarShare program has two designated parking spots outside Leddy Library • photo by Maggie Chan
Kirby and his team of students are responsible for raising awareness about the company and reaching out to students, which he feels is a great idea. He said that as the word spreads across campus, students from different commuting situations seem to approve of the idea of car sharing. “When public transportation isn’t a feasible option, students should definitely look into CarShare. I think it’s a great idea,” said Rachel Stadder, a full-time
digital journalism and political science student and regular Transit Windsor user. “I wouldn’t necessarily use it to get to school, but I can see how it would be useful for students living in residence or near campus,” said Stadder. Irena Sziler, a French and English student who commutes from Lakeshore, agreed. “This program is a great gogreen idea and it’s definitely going to make a difference in
student life. For students in residence, it will give them the opportunity to explore outside of Windsor, considering that most of them are foreign to the area and its surroundings.” Although the program works specifically around the needs of car-less students, Lende mentions that the program is also available to staff and faculty members on campus who requires the program’s services.
The best of wines make an appearance at Wine Fest TRAVISFAUTEUX news editor __________________________ The ninth annual Shores of Erie International Wine Festival brought out the best of local wining and dining last weekend, handing out over 50 awards to eleven wineries in the WindsorEssex region. The festival began the Lake Erie North Shore Wine Competition in 2010 to increase the public’s awareness of the region’s diverse and world-class wines. Colchester Ridge Estate Winery (CREW) took home the prize for “Best Winery of the Year” with a total of three golds and two silvers.
The 9th annual SHores of Erie Wine Festival took place last weekend and featured over 50 award winning wines • photo by Travis Fauteux
Colchester won the “Best in Show” in the white Vinifera category for their 2011 Chardonnay while Muscadere Estate Vineyards won for their 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon in the red VInifera category. In the hybrid category, Erie Shores took home both red and white wine honours for their Vidal and Baco Noir Reserve. James Oatway of Wine Judges of Canada, who was responsible for judging the 2013 Lake Erie North Shore Wine Competition, had much to say about
CREW’s Chardonnay, calling it a “definite Burgundian doppelganger.” “Ontario is definitely a place to find some of the best Chardonnay in the world, and that ability extends beyond the bounds of Niagara,” said Oatway. “The infancy of Ontario’s wine industry is clearly in the rear view mirror.” Michelle Plunkett, manager of customer relations and sales at CREW said that local wine can stand up to imported, international wines. She explained what made the 2011 Chardonnay an award winning wine. “In 2011 we had amazing weather—the right amount of rain and sunshine. You can do as much as you want to in the vineyard, but if the weather isn’t cooperating then you get what you get,” said Plunkett. “Then, it’s the winemaker’s magic that turns it into something as good as our 2011 Chardonnay,” she added. A few select Lake Erie North Shore vineyards came together before the event to commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and to showcase the quality of local wines in their Stowaway 1812 vintage collec-
tion. Six wineries ‒ Colio Estate Wines, Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards, Pelee Island Winery, Oxley Estate Winery, Smith and Wilson Estate Wines, and Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery—collaborated in the project. The signature line of wines was sold at the individual wineries throughout the summer, but the Stowaway 1812 collaboration became much more at the recent Tall Ships Festival. Six Cabernet Franc varietals, from each participating winery, were combined in a barrel and stowed away on the tall ship Liana’s Ransom as it sailed Lake Erie from July 19 to September 1. The barrel produced approximately 120 bottles, which were auctioned off during the festival last weekend. The festival featured much more than wine—over 16 food vendors sold everything from chocolate crêpes to Japanese cuisine, wine experts held walks and talks, and Saskatoon Junonominated rockers The Sheepdogs took to the stage amongst numerous local acts.
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Grant funds student’s promising breast cancer research TRAVISFAUTEUX news editor __________________________ University of Windsor PhD student Rosa-Maria Ferraiuolo has been chosen along with 33 other researches across Ontario to receive a grant from the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation—a total of $8.4 million between all winners—to fund her breast cancer research. Ferraiuolo, under the supervision of Dr. Lisa Porter, is investigating the implications of the Spy 1 protein on estrogen receptor signalling in breast cancer.
In simpler terms, her research is looking into how high levels of this protein can stimulate the development of cancer and spread it and, more specifically, how Spy 1 may cause resistance to certain breast cancer treatments in some patients. Porter said the Spy 1 research is crucial in understanding and developing methods to treat breast cancer. “We’ve come a long way with treatments and now the big stumbling block is that some cancers either don’t respond to treatment or are no longer sensitive to current therapies,” Porter explained.
Now the big stumbling block is that some cancers don’t respond to treatment or are no longer sensitive to current therapies. LISAPORTER, PH.D., SUPERVISOR OF ROSA-MARIA FERRAIUOLO
“The immediate goal of the project is to see which patients respond or don’t respond to current chemotherapy.”
sponding to the drug treatment and protect the breast cancer cells so, instead of dying, [the cells] thrive,” she explains.
Porter said Ferraiuolo is a phenomenal student. “Students here in Windsor are very bright and hard working. They have great ideas. With Rosa-Maria, I’m very impressed,” she said.
Ferraiuolo is conducting clinical trials at Windsor Regional Hospital that involves comparing patient samples from cancer patients and non cancer patients to look at levels of Spy1.
Ferraiuolo says the grant, which ends up being $70,000 divided in two yearly payments, will provide a boost to her research.
The research, Ferraiuolo said, will eventually provide additional options for breast cancer actual patient tissue that demonstrate resistance to certain types of chemotherapy, among other treatments.
“The grant is very helpful because it is going to allow me to focus on my research instead having to do all the extra stuff graduate students do,” said Ferraiuolo. “[The grant] helps bring the research out to the public and shows the community what we’re doing.” Preliminary data is already showing advances in drug treatment of breast cancer. “Data is showing that elevated levels of Spy 1 actually stop re-
“With the chemotherapy that’s out there right now, it does save lives already, but I think that this new research will lead to a new drug for specific cancers that have specific proteins higher than others,” she said. She predicts that treatment of breast cancer will eventually become patient specific. “If one patient has low levels of
Spy 1 and one patient has high levels, we can treat the one with low levels using regular chemotherapy, but the one with high levels will need something new,” explained Ferraiuolo. Dr. Porter said that within a year they may already have definite results about the effects of different levels of Spy 1 on cancer therapy. In addition, the research may expand to the treatment of other cancers. Ferraiuolo said that Spy 1 has been found in different pathways and in various cancers like brain cancer and blood cancer. The Breast Cancer Foundation is letting students know that grants like the one given to Ferraiuolo are made possible by fundraisers like their Run for the Cure Post Secondary Challenge. Information for this event is available at www.runforthecure.com.
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READERS’ SURVEY RESULTS • words by Jason Rankin
the best ... CAFÉ BAR MILK CAFE Grab an espresso, enjoy the fantastic art display, listen to a poetry reading and get wacky with a serving of absinthe.
the best ... RESTAURANT
TWISTED APRON Seated in Walkerville is the best restaurant in all of Windsor. From an amazing breakfast menu to hearty lunch and dinner menus, The Twisted Apron leaves you wanting more of its homemade goodness. Be sure to check out their general store for their delicous spreads, and assortment of local meats and produce.
the best ... BEER ON TAP
PHOG LOUNGE The Phog carries a nice selection of craft beers. One brewery they get supply from is the Wellington Brewery. Try their Imperial Russian Stout if you get a chance—it’s rich, dark and a whole whopping eight per cent.
the best ... VEGETARIAN
the best ... CHEAP EATS
BASIL COURT Cheap Thai food, ready to get your mouth watering and your eyes breathing fire with this goodness.
TALOOLA CAFÉ the best ... BREAKFAST
TWISTED APRON Feeling hung? Or maybe you just want to start your day on the right foot? Well, The Twisted Apron has an assortment that can satisfy either craving. Eggs, french toast, Canadian breakfast sandwiches, pancakes = yum. It’s the best restaurant in Windsor, after all. They also have a wide variety of bennies if you’re in for something a bit different.
the best ... MARTINIS
VERMOUTH Shaken, not stirred, or stirred, not shaken? Did you know that vermouth (bar and drink) is an essential ingredient to a proper martini? However you like your martini, Vermouth has been chosen as the best in Windsor yet again.
the best ... UPSCALE DINING
THE COOK’S SHOP This restaurant has stood as a centre of fine Windsor dining for over thirty years. Walk through an entranceway decorated with a lush garden and find yourself seated to a night of fine Italian cuisine.
the best ... NEW RESTAURANT
THE WILLISTEAD the best ... SHAWARMA
SHAWARMA PALACE There are three things that Windsor has a lot of: booze, pizza and shawarma. Shawarma Palace is nestled right in the middle of Windsor’s bar strip, providing all the fast-food awesomeness of Lebanese cuisine to bar hoppers at night and downtown adventurers by day.
This restaurant and bar is in the heart of Walkerville. The environment is vibrant and colourful, creating an exciting, classy and comfortable environment. The cuisine pulls from the Greek roots of the Dimoglou brothers.
the best ... PIZZA
VITO’S PIZZERIA Hit up the family-run Walkerville Vito’s Pizzeria where they serve fine wine and the cheesy goodness of wood fired pizza with a whole wheat crust.
Taloola seems to be a constant fave for all the Windsorite vegetarians out there. It might have something to do with them actually serving those nice and crunchy veggies instead of all that fake-wanna-be-meat junk you find at most ‘vegetarian’ joints.
the best ... BURGER
MOTORBURGER Right on Erie street is a place that combines fine dining, the glory of the almighty burger and the greatness of having a microbrewery attached to a restaurant. Their best burgers aren’t even beef burgers (which are commonly called hamburgers despite the lack of pork). They use Italian sausage, lamb, tuna, haddock, turkey and chicken. Also, don’t forget about Motor Craft beers. Their IPA is deliciously fruity.
the best ... WINERY
PELEE ISLAND Last year we pointed out that Pelee shared a line of latitude with some of the world’s greatest vineyards. Though Windsor may not share the same tropical-like weather, the wine still flows and boy, it is good. Check out their ‘Girls’ Night Out’ bottles for something to swig at your latest party (psssssh, don’t whine about a ‘manliness factor’ here, it’s gooood).
NIGHTLIFE the best ... KARAOKE the best ... PATIO
BARREL HOUSE It was a sad day when the Stumple Inn stumbled out. The Barrel House has swooped in, made the patio even better and turned this fine Sandwich Towne watering hole from last year’s runner up to this year’s winner.
VERMOUTH Dates and martinis? Seems class is in style this year.
the best ... LIVE MUSIC VENUE
PHOG LOUNGE This place brings in artists from all around Canada and the States. With credentials from winning the 2009 CBC Radio 3 Searchlight Contest for Best Live Music Venue in Canada to kicking off CJAM’s Radio Jammy Award for Best Music Venue in Windsor 2005 to 2010 and constantly being a Lance Best of Windsor fave. Really, if you’re interested in the Windsor musicscene, this is your first, last and always go-to stop. Also take a peek at their all pizza and poutine menu. Word on the street is that the Phonion (onion ring poutine—you heard that right) is to die for.
the best ... BARTENDER
Trish is a Windsor-based visual artist. Be sure to keep your eyes Despite that people used to (and kinda peeled at local art events for her still do) call this “the hipster joint,” amazing work. don’t be deterred, non-hipsters. This alternative dance joint is the coolest place in Windsor to shake the night away. the best ... FITNESS CENTRE
GOODLIFE Okay. It’s not the university’s forge and not last years Downtown Yoga. The Goodlife Fitness chain has swooned the hearts of Windsorites. At least there’s one in the Devonshire and Tecumseh Malls, as well as one in the downtown Ouellette strip.
the best ... MUSICIAN
CHRIS CROSSROADS Chris can rock a banjo, sing a folk tune and keep a crowd swaying all by himself. He’s a one-manband wizard. Check him out @ myspace.com/chriscrossroads
the best ... PUB
THE MANCHESTER The Manchester is a taste of the UK in Windsor. Swing open the doors and the first thing you notice is a big, red phone booth. It may not be as cool as a time-travelling blue Tardis, but at least it can be enjoyed in the atmosphere of a fine establishment. The lunch menu is fantastic and goes down perfect with a mid-day beer.
the best ... THEATRE GROUP
JOE O’BRIEN KORDA FRANK & Korda Artistic Productions is always @ PHOG TOM LUCIER LOUNGE whipping up a classic in a new way or This place is the best place to go for a show and sit back with a beer. Of course that couldn’t be possible without the best bartending cast in all of Windsor. A round of applause (or if you’re feeling really nice, of drinks) to Joe, Frank and Tom.
Villains Beastro wins another year of ear piercing torture. Just kidding! Karaoke actually draws out quite a bit of people to get silly (or serious) and shout out their favourite tunes on stage and in front of a whole lot of people. Thanks goodness Villains the best ... ARTIST is also a great place for some liquid courage. the best ... PLACE TO DANCE
the best ... DATE SPOT
bringing out something orginal that’ll soak you jeans with tears (relevant to whatever emotions they always seem to nail) or turning out your insides with gut-juggling humour. KordaZone is perfect for affordable dates and having a great time.
SHOPS & MARKETS the best ... BIKE SHOP
CITY CYCLERY Gas costing too much? Can’t find a parking spot on campus? Or is it those parking fees, licenses and all those other hurdles making you not want to drive? Solution: stop at City Cyclery and pick up a bike. Great gas mileage. Easy to park. Also, they carry Detroit Bikes’ A-Type, which we reviewed earlier this year in our Alternative Transportation Issue. the best ... SEX SHOP
MAXINE’S ADULT PLAYGROUND Maxine’s is owned and run by adult film star Maxine X. It’s located downtown and is a reccuring Windsor favourite.
the best ... CLOTHING SHOP
JONES & CO. Walkerville hand-me-downs and vintage clothing. Cheap, perfect for students. What’s not to love? the best ... PRODUCE
the best ... FASHION DESIGNER
DILLY DAISY Dilly Daisy pushes fashion forward into the 60s with new spins on retro designs. Dee-Dee Shkreli’s works have been spotted worldwide, featured in Toronto’s Art & Fashion week last year, as well as Uk’s 2010 London Fashion Week and even on fashion TV. Windsor-wise, Dilly Daisy walked FAM Fest’s catwalk last year and is a returning best of Windsor.
the best ... BAND
THE NEFIDOVS This awesome six piece band with a horn section packs a punch. Cheers!
MARKET DOWNTOWN FARMER’S Get the freshest of fruits and veggies from the farmers themselves in Windsor’s Downtown Farmer’s market. This cuts out the evil middle man, so you don’t have to fork out wads of cash for wilting product (darn grocery stores). the best ... VINTAGE
JONES & CO. They’re already the best clothing shop in Windsor. And they just so happen to specialize in vintage. Win-win.
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musician Paul Jacobs at Phog, 2012 • photo by Jay Verspeelt
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Please don’t stop the music GOVERNMENT PUTS TAX ON FOREIGN MUSICIANS PLAYING IN CANADA JAYVERSPEELT lance reporter __________________________ Art and politics make strange bedfellows, more often than not someone is going to wake up confused and ashamed. On July 31 changes were made to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program in Canada. For troubadour musicians who travel abroad, life just became much more expensive. While being a touring artist might not technically be gainful employment a venue owner who is paying a band is considered an employer. Before the end of July a club owner would pay $150 per band member with a cap at $450, now that fee remains with an additional $275 per band member and crew. Every employer hiring the band has to shell that out for their bar or restaurant. “In the past, employers had no cap on as to how many Labour
Market Opinions they could request from the Department of Employment and Social Development,” said Alexandra Fortier, press secretary to the minister of employment and social development. “They often requested way too many for what they actually needed and at the end of the day this has a cost.”
“It’s not like any American band is cheating a Canadian out of a possible job, it’s ridiculous,” said Miller. “When American bands come up and that gives opportunities for smaller local bands to open up for them and get in front of a bigger audience everyone is completely winning in that scenario.”
Fortier went on to say that in 2011, 50 per cent of LMOs requested were not used and that those tax payer funds could have been better used. These new fees mean the employer foots the whole of the bill.
Fortier called this idea “completely ridiculous” and “completely false.”
“It’s important to remind people that the LMO is also designed to make sure the employer has done his due diligence and checked to see if other Canadians are available to do the same work,” said Fortier. The sentiment might be in the right place but some musicians aren’t as inclined to agree, such as The Pack A.D.’s guitarist and singer Maya Miller.
Unlike CanCon, the Canadian Content CRTC regulations, Windsor will receive no exemption from these new changes. Tom Lucier, owner of Phog Lounge, brings in 12 to 15 foreign bands a year to his 65 person capacity establishment. Lucier says he has seen that the “novelty” of having a band from out of town play always attracts people solely because they’re not local, the further away the better. “I have a band coming to play
from Chicago, I have to put that [on the poster] next to their name,” said Lucier. “I’d be stupid not to, it has a lot more pull than someone from London.” With these fees as much as quadrupling under the new regulations, it will foreseeably become unfeasible for small venues to bring in foreign talent. Not on the books anyway. Chris Elkjar is in an interesting position. A Canadian who is about to become an American citizen in a U.S. and Canadian band, The Armed and Learning respectively. He’s not the least bit worried. “It’s just going to end with venues changing their paperwork to say music venue that sells beer rather than bar that has bands,” said Elkjar. “I’ve been trying to figure out the loop holes to do it the opposite way, and the U.S. laws are far worse than the Canadian ones.” Lucier won’t bother to change his paperwork.
pq trendingm HARRY POTTER 8!!!
A rumour has been surfing around the web that J. K. Rowling is pumping out another Harry Potter novel. In fact, many online news sources have been stating that the book is 75 per cent finished. Really, you’d be silly to trust these rumours. First of all, who ever states that their book is 75 per cent finished? Secondly, some sites reference a fake April Fools press release from Story Carnivores with the headline, “J.K. Rowling ‘75% Done’ with Eighth Harry Potter Novel.” So that’s where that number came from.
With several classrooms melting students to their chairs, UWindsor saw students flood to the shade of the courtyard. In near 40°C weather, outside finally became cooler than indoors.
• photo by Jason Rankin
“It’s already a headache, the border on both sides has made it very difficult to have a cross border cultural experience,” said Lucier. “Canadians are suffering because of the border and Americans are suffering. Not on an arena rock level but on a grass roots level.” The system is broken according to Lucier, citing that the manifestos that bands have to fill out are convoluted with tshirts needing to say where they were manufactured and where the ink used on the shirts came from, something anyone would be hard pressed to find out. Just like a bad relationship, the lies back and forth will keep up until someone decides to break the cycle. Whether bands decide to stop coming or someone changes, abusive relationships are hard to break.
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Leddy to host old-school Film Fest ALEXANDRASELLICK arts editor __________________________ Leddy Library will host a 1963 film festival as part of the University of Windsor’s 50th Anniversary. Both films, Blake Edwards’ The Pink Panther and Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds were released in 1963, the same year that the University of Windsor was founded. “We shortlisted these two in that they’re diverse,” said office manager of Leddy Library, Barbara Pare. “They’re different genres, The Birds is scary and The Pink Panther is funny.” Leddy will also be setting up displays around the library including “then and now” photos of what
Leddy used to look like. Pare, business librarian Katharine Ball and some of the Leddy staff are currently collecting documents for an online database for everyone to go on and have access to archival documents from the university. Such documents will include Lance publications and publications of Purple And White, the university’s first newspaper. There will also be special brochures for alumni. “This is more for everyone and anyone,” said Ball about Leddy’s film festival. The Birds and The Pink Panther will be screened in the staff lounge on the 4th floor in Leddy Library, admission is free and there will be popcorn served.
This event has been postponed due to the CUPE 1393 strike. The Lance will provide updates online.
• poster designed by Yayo Umetsubo, an information services co-op student studying to become a librarian at Western University.
KOI Fest will rock Kitchener & Waterloo JAYVERSPEELT lance reporter __________________________ Phog Phest isn’t the only game in the region this weekend with KOI Fest slated to tear things up in Kitchener-Waterloo. KOI fest has been going on for three years now and with 135 plus bands for the 2013 show and things couldn’t be going better. “It’s been amazing to watch the festival grow each year,”
said festival coordinator Cory Crossman. “Every year we have doubled our attendance numbers and we certainly did not expect that, so it’s been surprising but when you look at the great acts we’ve had, it sort of makes sense. This year will be our best festival yet. Expect some over the top performances and come knowing that you will find a new band you’ll love.” Buffalo’s own pop punk band Cute Is What We Aim For will be playing the Sunday Brunch show where fans can pay $20 to see the band and get food in-
cluded in their bill. Crossman says that the Kitchener Downtown Business Improvement Association has been a big help in their success with the BIA being receptive to their event and being very “forward thinking”. Now in its third year, event organizers have been able to wrangle up such sponsors as hipster and hillbilly favourite beer, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Rockstar Energy Drink, the Ontario government and their own DWBIA. Back home in Windsor the fes-
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tivals are starting with Phog Phest, the same weekend, and F.A.M. Fest beginning at the end of the month, the region is flourishing with grassroots art. Tom Lucier, owner of Phog Lounge and organizer of Phog Phest, however says things have not been as easy to get going down here. “The city doesn’t care about good music,” said Lucier. “It’s a very small group of people who care. So if you did it [put on an event like KOI], venue owners would not agree on the acts that
would be booked, they wouldn’t know the acts, they would want someone playing covers or Motown.” Lucier went on to call the municipal government “apoplectic” and that there is no help from them when organizing these events. The festival takes place over three days, general admission tickets are $40 in advance or $50 at the door.
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Tom Lucier, manager and owner of Phog Lounge, stands inside of the bar • photo by Sandee Nho
ARTS CALENDAR w/ALEXANDRASELLICK
SEPTEMBER 12 to SEPTEMBER 19
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 12 Rino’s Kitchen Presents: Instagram Photo Exhibit opening night reception, Rino’s Kitchen & Ale House, 7:00 p.m. Queens of The Stone Age and Guards, The Fillmore, Detroit, 7:00 p.m. The Pack A.D.,Villians Beastro, 9:00 p.m.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13 Kalakar; Mandeep Bumbra Reception, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00p.m., exhibition runs until September 14 Empire of The Sun and Alpine, The Fillmore, Detroit, 7:00 p.m. Russell Peters, Caesars Windsor, 8:00 p.m.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14 Phog Phest 5, Phog Lounge and The Capitol Theatre, $15 in advance, $20 at the door Wine Trail Ride Cycling Tour (Birding Edition), CREW: Colchester Ridge Estate Winery Inc., 11:30 a.m. Diva’s Diamonds & Dreams Vintage Event, Windsor Teutonia Club, 12:00 p.m.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 15 Lindsey O’Neil, ArtSpeak Gallery, 12:00 p.m.
Best Live Music in Windsor: Phog SANDEENHO lance reporter __________________________ Walking around at night in downtown Windsor, there are venues spilling out live music left and right. If you have not had a chance to indulge yourself into local music, Phog Lounge is the place to be. Located on the corner of University and Victoria, Phog delivers a wide variety of bands and artists that are spread across the music spectrum. From indie to electronic and back to pop, the intimate venue gives a unique experience to the various crowds. In 2004, Tom Lucier opened up the venue with only a three-year lease. Now this year, Lucier is celebrating his tenth year of being open. He said the lounge’s responsibilities have
and best bartenders.
“Culturally in the city we have a big role and we are comfortable in it,” said Lucier. “We really enjoy what we’re doing. It’s just hard to adjust to the crowds. What I would encourage is curiosity.”
The bar has served the same brand of beer since they have opened which includes Wellington, Mill Street, Steam Whistle, F&M and the Walkerville Brewery. Throughout the seven taps not a single one serves mainstream brands. Lucier said he tries to offer people beer that other places might not have.
Chris Holt, a guitarist in the Windsor band We Can Be Heroes, has performed at Phog twice this year. He said he would describe the venue as intimate. “It’s easy to pack the place because when you have 30 people in the bar it actually feels like more,” said Holt. “As a musician, when you are playing to a full room of people it’s a lot of fun and a better experience as opposed to playing in a huge venue.” Phog Lounge was not only voted as Windsor’s best live venue, it was also voted for having the best beer on tap
On September 14, Phog Phest 5 will take place at Phog Lounge as well as at the Capitol Theatre where 40 bands will be performing. The event was put together in hopes to cater to everyone’s music taste. Between the Capitol Theater and Phog, there will be different genres of music from indie to rock, electronic, pop and hybrid. The Besnard Lakes, Suuns and Young Galaxy are headlining the event coming all the way from Montreal.
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 16 • photo by Alexandra Sellick
The Writer’s Salon, Arts Council Office 1942 Wyandotte Street East, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 17 Michael Bublé, The Palace of Auburn Hills, 7:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 18 1st/3rd Wednesdays Artist Discussions, ACWR, 6:30 p.m. That Sound, Caesars Windsor, 5:30 p.m. John Pinette, Caesars Windsor, 7:00 p.m.
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 19 The Creepshow, Hellbound Hepcats and The Nefidovs, Dominion House, 7:00 p.m. University Players Presents: Suite Surrender, Essex Hall Theatre, 8:00 p.m. Daryl Hall and John Oates, Caesars Windsor, 7:00 p.m.
Best Restaurant: Twisted Apron ALEXANDRASELLICK arts editor __________________________ Located in Old Walkerville, The Twisted Apron is one of many upand-coming restaurants in Windsor. But Twisted Apron can boast about their local and wholesome ingredients, something that many other local restaurants cannot. The Twisted Apron serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. They even feature an extensive and unique beer menu. Breakfast is an affair of its own at The Twisted Apron. Many come for a mid-morning break over freshly brewed coffee and one of the sweet or savory breakfast meals. For a tra-
ditional favourite, try the buttermilk pancakes. For a more hearty breakfast that is not just a pound of bacon and sausage, try the pulled pork benny. And for poutine lovers, there is a breakfast version of your favourite dish. Before I discovered The Twisted Apron, I was embarrassed to call macaroni and cheese my favourite meal. But after tasting their savoury rendition of the home cooked favourite, I can never go back to Kraft Dinner. Their recipe changes daily but it was love at first sight when I tried the cheesy dish with apple bacon and brown sugar. The combination of sweet and savory was delectable. If you are looking to enjoy dinner
at The Twisted Apron, be sure to get there early, the restaurant is always filled and they do not accept reservations. Their dinner menu is much more extensive than the day menu. It is filled with gourmet recipes for all tastes and has vegetarian and vegan options. You cannot go wrong with any of their burgers but The Twisted Apron also features menu items that cannot be found in most Windsor restaurants. For carnivores with international tastes, try the pork schnitzel. The Twisted Apron offers a wide selection of herbal teas and organic beverages along with their beer menu and wine list. Dessert is not something you pass up at Twisted Apron. If there is anything on the menu that is red velvet … order it.
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The best bookstores wtf? of Windsor LUKECECILE lance reporter __________________________ The last thing anyone wants to do after the beginning of a new semester is spend more money on books. Luckily, Windsor has a variety of used bookstores ready to satisfy all of your literary cravings. Some such as the Bookroom on Wyandotte and Rankin offer used University of Windsor textbooks. Regardless of what you’re looking for, browsing used bookstores is a perfect opportunity to enjoy some quiet time and relax. First stop is Juniper Books located at 1990 Ottawa Street near the Market Square. You can usually find owner and operator Roger Wurdemann (no pun intended) organizing the shelves or ringing up a sale if he is not out of town in search of new treasures. With one of the largest collections of first editions and rare books in Essex County, there is always something to peek your interest. If you are looking for something
more genre-specific just head to whichever room in the house you think you might find it in. For example, recipe books are in the kitchen, spy novels find a clandestine abode in the basement while horror and sci-fi make the creaky converted attic their home. These are just some of the reasons why Juniper not only tops my list but also has remained a strong presence in the used book market for almost eight years. Next up is a relative new comer to the Windsor used book arena, Biblioasis, which opened in November. Inside you will find a spacious and organized atmosphere and a formidable collection of both used and new books. As a publisher, Biblioasis has been responsible for a large portion of authors in Windsor and Essex County with books on major retailers’ shelves. Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Just ask any of the helpful staff and they can track down a copy of almost anything.
THE CAMPUS IS
This week opened with a strike and sizzled as the heat rolled in. Classrooms sweltered as the university’s air system failed. On Monday an outsourced repair crew refused to cross the picket line and as a result, students melted to their chairs with the blast of heat that hit Windsor on Tuesday. Dillon Hall was evacuated as the fire alarm sounded across its ancient halls, bringing in a fire truck, which sadly did not stop to water down students. Check out the all the #uwindsorproblems on page 02—the heat was a hot topic.
TOP 3O //ALBUMS
JAYVERSPEELT lance reporter __________________________
charts • MURADERZINCLIOGLU music director, CJAM 99.1 FM more info? earshot-online.com & cjam.ca indicates Canadian artist
WHAT DO WE TELL THE CHILDREN
charts tabulated from September 2 to September 8
Silent Movie Type Don’t tell the children your teenage angst is still killing you in your twenties. In May, Silent Movie Type released their latest album and it is reminiscent of the indie punk rock popular at the turn of the century. Make no mistake, one who suffers from angst or depression long after it has fallen out of vogue should not go lightly into this record. While the lyrics are largely inaudible, the mood is one of longing and sadness. Your summer love never stood a chance, now is the autumn and the coming winter of your discontent. This album was surely released 6 months too early, or even 6 years. On the sounds-like scale What Do We Tell The Children is not far off from the sounds of Built To Spill or For The Mathematics but with that old Windsor sound still swimming along those heart-stringpulling melodies. “Sorry” could have come off any Thursday album, Brit Matschulat’s line “In pursuit of happiness and I’ll come undone its nice to know you” is the relatable post break-up inner monologue that traverses the mind. If you like wailing group vocals this record has them in spades. The artwork, by Reannon Price, at first is seemingly inconsequential. Four men, perceivably the band, taking a canoe to water. At closer inspection the water is raging and ready to crash on the shore with its fury. A name like Silent Movie Type creates an image of a soft mellow group, but looks are truly deceiving. The entire album can be heard at http://silentmovietype.bandcamp.com/
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BRAIDS*— Flourish//Perish (Flemish Eye) THE BEACHES*— The Beaches (Self-Released) TY SEGALL— Sleeper (Drag City) THE CIVIL WARS— The Civil Wars (Sensibility) THE MARK INSIDE*— Dark Hearts Can Radiate White Light (Vampire Dance) TV FREAKS*— Two (Schizophrenic) STILL LIFE STILL*— Mourning Trance (Arts & Crafts) CUNTER*— 27 (New Damage) PAPER LIONS*— My Friends (Fountain Pop) ZACHARY LUCKY*— Ballad of Losing You (Missed Connection) BOARDS OF CANADA— Tomorrow’s Harvest (Warp) GAUDI— In Between Times (Six Degrees) MODERAT— II (Monkeytown) THE GARIFUNA COLLECTIVE— Ayo (Cumbancha) CALIFONE— Stitches (Dead Oceans) VIEUX FARKA TOURE— Mon Pays (Six Degrees) VARIOUS— Salsa De La Bahia (Patois) FEMI KUTI— No Place For My Dream (Label Maison) JOHN NAGLE— Distractions (Self-Released) RUN THE JEWELS— Run The Jewels (Fool’s Gold) MOUNT KIMBIE— Cold Spring Fault Less Youth (Warp) NO AGE— An Object (Sub Pop) FIVER*— Lost The Plot (Triple Crown) AUSTRA*— Olympia (Paper Bag) ESMERINE*— Dalmark (Constellation) FACTOR*— Woke Up Alone (Fake Four Inc.) ELDER SISTER PLUM*— People Like Us (Moon Melody) IMAGINARY CITIES*— Fall Of Romance (Hidden Pony) RAFFERTIE— Sleep Of Reason (Ninja Tune) JULIA HOLTER— Loud City Song (Domino)
Breaking Bad: the truth about crime and sports
Babe Ruth once said “if it weren’t for baseball, I would either be in the penitentiary, or the cemetery.” This is a truth about many pro athletes that is lost on the average enthusiast.
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Q&A with Chantal Vallee COACH OF WINDSOR’S BEST BASKETBALL TEAM MIKESPECHT sports editor __________________________
This attachment to players has led to countless jersey burnings, paper bag masks, and angry tweets when a player fails to embody the ideals of an organization.
Keeping in line with the best of Windsor theme, we talked with Chantal Vallee; head coach of the 3 time national champion women’s basketball team. In the interview Coach Vallee discusses the new recruits, defending a championship and a few “the best” themed questions about the top team in CIS Women’s basketball.
It is understandable to an extent; diehards are emotionally invested in the state of their favourite franchises. Players become not just representatives of the team, but a representative of each individual follower.
MS: WHAT IS IT ABOUT YOUR PROGRAM THAT HAS MADE IT THE BEST BASKETBALL TEAM IN THE NATION THREE YEARS RUNNING?
In a way fans are guilty of projecting their own qualities onto sports stars. They expect players to act in accordance with their own moral code; particularly if gifted with the same talent.
With professional leagues carrying over 1000 active athletes, it is impossible for all league employees to be model citizens. According to the San Diego union tribune 573 NFL players have been arrested for crimes more serious than a speeding ticket since 2000.
CV: First of all it is the establishment of a culture based on excellence, performance, and respect. Our culture is also based on being very proud of representing the University of Windsor, and the city of Windsor. We want to create a culture of women that are going to be exemplary citizens as well as excellent at playing basketball. We focus on the overall athlete, not just being basketball players but overall student athletes.
By that ratio, 1 in 45 NFL players will be arrested. Consider that each team has a 53 man roster limit; it is more than likely that someone from your favourite team will be arrested annually.
MS: YOU HAD A PERFECT SEASON LAST YEAR, HOW DO YOU IMPROVE ON THAT GOING INTO 2013?
It seems to be forgotten that numerous athletes are born into poverty, and grow up in less than ideal conditions. By their early 20’s a still developing person is given more money than they could ever imagine, while playing a game for a living.
As recently as last week, NFLers Aldon Smith, and Delanie Walker were accused of firing handguns into a crowd at a 2012 house party— with charges pending. It is said that professional organizations do everything in their power to assure that they recruit quality individuals. This proves to be difficult to do when also trying to produce a winning product; often time’s quality talent and character do not coincide. In the wake of the Aaron Hernandez murder allegations Patriot’s coach Bill Bellichick commented on the drafting process. “I can tell you that we look at every player’s history from the moment we start discussing it. Going back to his family, where he grew up, what his lifestyle was like, high school, college experiences,” said Bellichick. What is clear is that when talent and character are at odds, the former wins. For that reason convicted felons like Adam “Pacman” Jones still have jobs; while all time good guys like Tim “Human of the Year” Tebow do not. When you sign a player, you bring on everything that comes with them. Even with the vast resources of an NFL franchise there are blind spots when it comes to player behaviour. The onus is on fans not to take it personally when a player is caught breaking bad. — Mike Specht, sports editor
CV: Each year is different, because each year is a new team. We have some players that have graduated and it is a new sense of who we are. The challenge is brand new. Not only are we a new team, but every other team in the country is new. We really have not accomplished anything this year. As a program we have, but not as a team. MS: WHAT IS THE HARDEST PART ABOUT DEFENDING A CHAMPIONSHIP? CV: To stay motivated. As we play new teams throughout the year the challenge will be to keep the girls motivated, to work hard making them understand that we can’t just turn it on in the playoffs. Fortunately with three years experience now I have become a better coach at managing that.
MS: WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE VETERAN PLAYERS ON THIS TEAM? CV: Our veterans have been to four straight national finals and won three straight. They are used to the pressure and are able to help me manage the team as leaders as well. I know that these girls would not have it any other way to leave than to win the national title on home court. MS: WHAT CAN WE EXPECT FROM THE NEW RECRUITS THIS SEASON? CV: We have had one of the best recruiting classes; we have very mature and experienced players. All of them are excellent basketball players, and they are fantastic individuals. I think all three of them will have big roles right away and I think that all 12 of our players will be able to play quite well during the season. MS: THIS TEAM BOASTS THE BEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER IN THE COUNTRY, WHAT MAKES MIAHMARIE LANGLOIS SO DOMINANT? CV: She is very fast; she has great lateral movement and can steal the ball very well. Also, she finds a way to rebound and for a guard that is rare. Often when you look at stats for defensive players of the year rebounds and steals are the big ones and that is an area where Miah excels. MS: WHICH CURRENT PLAYER WOULD MAKE THE BEST FUTURE COACH? CV: I really like Anna Mullins, she is younger and she doesn’t play as much. Her brain, she is incredibly smart and she understands the game very well I have taken her under my wing a bit and tried to push her in that direction. This summer she was the assistant coach for the Windsor team at ICG that won gold. MS: WHAT IS THE BEST RIVALRY MATCHUP IN THE OUA? CV: Carleton and Ottawa seem to have the best programs in the past. I think it’s the last four or five years in a row Carlton or Ottawa are the teams we face in the OUA Final. In our end the OUA West, we will be playing at Lakehead which is always a tough matchup because of the road trip.
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Charity Golf Tournament MIKESPECHT sports editor __________________________ The eighth annual Frank Taylor EMS Memorial Golf Tournament was held over the weekend at the Dominion Golf Club. Held in honour of Frank Taylor a paramedic who lost his battle with cancer in 2006, the event raised over 20,000 dollars for cancer research. Led by event coordinator Sarah White and her staff, the tournament has grown exponentially since its inception. “I could not have done it with-
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out the volunteers that I had and the sponsorship that we got from around the city—I would like to thank all of those people,” said White. The sum is more than double last year’s contribution, and brings the total raised by the tournament to over $40,000. Designated to the assistance fund of the Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation, the proceeds will provide anonymous financial support to patients in need. Foundation funding can be used for assistance not covered by government insurance; this includes travel costs, dental work, and medication.
“Putting together an event such as this requires a tremendous amount of time, effort and dedication. We sincerely thank Sarah, her volunteers, the sponsors and the participants for making the eigth annual event such an outstanding success. This donation will go a very long way in assisting local cancer patients who may be experiencing temporary financial need,” said foundation president Norma Brockenshire. Since 2009 the Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation has aided over 600 local cancer patients.
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In February, the International Olympic Committee voted to remove wrestling from the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, as well as the yet to be determined 2024 games. This decision was overturned Sunday with the IOC acknowledging their mistake in removing a sport introduced in 708 BC during the inaugural Olympic Games.
The Calgary Flames added Brian Burke to their front office staff over the weekend which should add a much needed spark to the battle of Alberta. “Burkie” and Oilers President Kevin Lowe were involved in the infamous Dustin Penner debacle of 2007; which escalated to the point where the Flames executive challenged Lowe to a fight in a barn (which ironically would be more interesting to watch than a Flames Oilers matchup in 2013.)
OUA ANNOUNCES INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
MY NFL 3 STARS: Reggie Bush: The running back was dominant in the Lions 34-24 victory over the Vikings Sunday afternoon recording 181 all-purpose yards and a score. While I am not screaming “SUPER BOWL” like other local yahoo’s, there does seem to be hope in Detroit. Colin Kaepernick/ Anquan Boldin: The pair put on clinic at candlestick in their first action together, with 208 of Kap’s 412 passing yards hauled in by Boldin. Early season concern for the 49ers receiving corps seems to have been erased by the sure handed Ravens castoff.
Bryan Crawford has been named interim executive director of the OUA, the former Toronto Argonaut served on the CFL players association as well as various positions within the OUA. Since his retirement from pro football in 2011 Crawford took on a more senior role within the OUA.
Charles Tillman: The veteran safety recorded two interceptions in the Bears come from behind victory against the Cincinatti Bengals. The Bears defense who led the league in turnovers last season also forced two fumbles on the afternoon.
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