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feature a Windsor documentary unveils the city’s sex trade
WINDSOR’S ON THE MAP THE SCAREHOUSE AND THE BIRDER MAKE IT TO THE BIG SCREEN
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SARAHHURST lance reporter __________________________ While Windsor is known as being the automotive capital of Canada, the local art scene, in particular film, is not as recognized. But with the production of The Birder and The Scarehouse this year, Windsor is becoming the place to shoot films. “As soon as a couple people started making films here, it was easier to put a few anchors in and build a foundation,” said Gavin Michael Booth. The Birder, starring Graham Greene, Fred Willard, Tom Cavanagh and Mark Rendall, is making its way through the
film festival circuit. It premiered at the Calgary International Film Festival on September 21 and next up is the Raindance Film Festival in London, England on October 6, 2013. The Scarehouse, written and directed by Gavin Michael Booth, just finished post-production and will be released in early 2014. Windsor offers a lot of opportunities, as well as a few incentives to filmmakers looking for a unique place to base their movie. Part of the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit offers filmmakers an additional 10 per cent tax break for films that are made outside the greater Toronto area. Not only that but, “Peo-
ple are more willing to help out,” Jeff Nadalin, one of The Birder’s producers said. “It’s a city, but it has a small town feel to it.”
litical. Find out ways to bring in new sources of money from the government to create more incentives,” Lattmann said.
Locations that cost thousands each day in bigger cities can be obtained for free, or for a couple hundred in Windsor, which can really help low-budget films.
Ilijanich urges us to, “not focus on individually being successful, but focus on collaborating. In collaboration, that’s where success is.”
Gerry Lattmann, The Birder’s other producer and Sarah Ilijanich, founder of the Lakeshore Academy of Fine Arts, third assistant director and casting for The Birder, shared their insight into what Windsor’s next steps should be for putting ourselves on the map. “Step one is to change the mindset of people in the area. Step two: take it po-
If all these great films get seen, get shared, and the world knows about them, that’s going to be the biggest way to draw attention to the city GAVINMICHAELBOOTH, DIRECTOR OF THE SCAREHOUSE
Booth suggests, “If all these great films get seen, get shared, and the world knows about them, that’s going to be the biggest way to draw attention to the city.” Booth wants to have the world premiere of The Scarehouse in Windsor and The Birder will be in theatres across Canada in early 2014.
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miss ‘merica #uwindsorproblems
Well leave it to the Americans to stir the melting pot. The good old days of racism and naive ignorance are outliving preceding generations.
Not the case for Nina Davuluri, the Syracuse, New York born winner of Miss America. Davuluri was representing the great state of New York (and lets be honest in the case of New York “great state” is probably apt since it’s one of only two states anyone really cares about.)
America as we know it today was built some 100 years ago, on the backs of immigrants coming into the land of opportunity. Multiculturalism has not been a buzzword nearly as long as the act has actually been happening, one would think in all the subsequent years people would at least tolerate one another.
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These days that sounds a bit like an extraneous detail, but it this case a pertinent fact for what blew up across the Internet shortly thereafter.
No sooner had the woman been crowned, than did the Twitter calls come in of “Miss America is a terrorist” and “This so close to 9/11?” The types of comments that reek of sunburned necks and dirt driveways, because of course the only people who matter in America are white.
Stupidity like this is unacceptable, maybe more so is the lack of geography skills. — Jay Verspeelt, lance reporter
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Oh, wait, I’m sorry. I forgot to mention, she’s East Indian, or as the politically correct like to say Indian-American.
It takes a very special biggot to hurl these kinds of claims when: 1. When talking about “terrorist countries” India is not on that list. 2. India had nothing to do with 9/11. 3. She’s not Muslim, not that this should matter anyway. 4. It’s all entirely irrelevant because she’s a born American citizen and there is no rule you have to be white.
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The University of Windsor, which did not place in the top 700 universities in a yearly list by Quacquarelli Symonds, celebrated 50 years last weekend • photo by Travis Fauteux
When it was announced last week that the University of Windsor didn’t manage to rank among the top 700 universities in the world, I shook my head not because of disbelief, but because of sheer annoyance. Of course the U of W didn’t make it into the top 700, who expected it to? Although 700 is a fairly large number, I would never expect my university, with which I have had a love-hate relationship for the past three years, to rank anywhere near the top of any list. The university is still young, celebrating its 50th anniversary this past weekend, and it has a long way to go before becoming the Harvard of Southern-Ontario. I find it ridiculous that students, faculty, staff, alumni, or other members of the community would expect otherwise. There is nothing that sets the University of Windsor apart from other ‘average’ universities, except for, perhaps, the Outstanding Scholars program, which could encourage higher achievement students to come to Windsor in the future. Even as a border-city university, the U of W is nothing more than average. Our location is less than average, in fact. We are suffocating in between the bankrupt, dystopianesque city of Detroit and the slum-like vestiges of West-Windsor, particularly the boarded up ghost town owned by Matty Maroun on the bridge’s west side. Our education is also average and in the current employment climate – or lack thereof with an unemployment rate of 9.3% in the city – average is not good enough to call ourselves one of the best institutions in the world. Frankly, though, I’m fine with being average. Out of the classes I’ve attended at university, I can honestly say that I have enjoyed the majority of them and I’ve learned at exactly the level that I expected to learn for $3.5k a semester. Also, I must add that I love the passionate professors from which I have been lucky enough to glean some knowledge. When I graduate and I finally receive that expensive piece of paper they call a bachelor’s degree, I will not have any regrets because my experience will have met my expectations. That being said, I would expect this minimal amount of satisfaction out of any university. The fact that the University of Windsor provides an education and, after four years, hands out degrees for roughly $28,000 does not convince me that it is a top university. Again, this only makes it average and, again, that’s fine. Mediocrity is what I expected when I came here and it’s what I expect today. Those who expect the U of W to rank highly in every survey will be very, very disappointed and those attending the school that feel they have been cheated out of a world-class education, you have been greatly deceived. As someone told me, out of an estimated 10,500 institutions in the world, ranking just outside the 700s is really not as bad as it seems. However, if the University of Windsor is to go anywhere, people have to stop expecting it to magically rise up to the highest standards. There is potential as I said in the Outstanding Scholars program and there is further potential in the new Downtown Campus – which will strengthen the relationship between the university and the city. Perhaps one day the U of W will rise in the ranks, but for now we have to recognize our mediocrity and fight to become more than we have been for the past 50 years. — Travis Fauteux, news editor
A survey released by the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services revealed that 89 per cent of students feel overwhelmed • photo by Travis Fauteux
Student stress becoming a big problem TRAVISFAUTEUX news editor __________________________
seen it first hand with close friends.”
After only three weeks of classes, midterms are already closing in on students at the University of Windsor and for some, the stress is already beginning to mount.
Skills to Enhance Personal Success (S.T.E.P.S), a service provided by the Student Success Centre, allows students to improve their learning and studying skills in 30-minute sessions throughout the fall semester.
With the tumultuous transition from high school, the heightened responsibility, the stress of living on one’s own for the first time, the pressure to succeed in academics and the frustration of paying off escalating student debts, school life is getting tougher for students. Jack Windeler has become a silent spokesman for this epidemic darkening academia in the last few years. Four years ago, Windeler began studying at Queen’s University, leaving his family behind in Toronto. Six months later, Windeler was found dead in his residence – cause of death, suicide. What’s more, in just over a year after the suicide of Jack Windeler, three more Queen’s University students committed suicide. A survey released by the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services showed that 89 per cent of students said they felt overwhelmed and an alarming 10 percent had seriously considered suicide. Sarah Crowe, a third-year University of Windsor student in French Studies, said that stress is a part of university life and, with midterms approaching, she can feel the pressure building. “It seems like classes just started and I already have to start studying for midterms,” said Crowe. “There are so many expectations and it can be overwhelming. I believe that stress amongst students is a serious problem and I’ve
At the University of Windsor, there are several programs available to help students through the stressful school year.
There are walk-in workshops called “Taming the Chaos” and “Test Anxiety” to help students gain confidence in their own abilities and reduce stress. On campus, there is also the Student Counselling Centre ‒ a free service to students providing counseling from psychologists, a clinical therapist and a registered nurse ‒ and the Peer Support Centre (PSC), where students can speak with fellow students that been trained to help. Becky Brimacombe, a third-year psychology and women’s studies student, and Brendan Monroy, a fourth-year psychology student, are volunteers at the PSC and said that their job is to relate to students who are having difficulties. “I think a lot of people see the standards that are set for Graduate programs ... and it’s very stressful,” said Brimacombe. “Even then, there is the stress of things going on outside of school,” said Monroy. “People have to work; people can have family or relationship troubles.” “This is a service for people feeling overwhelmed. We talk with people,” said Brimacombe.
International Students must obtain a work permit to work off campus, but that could change come the springtime • photo by Travis Fauteux
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Working off campus may get easier for international students TRAVISFAUTEUX news editor __________________________ Changes to the International Student Program (ISP) in 2014 could make it much easier for international students in Canada to obtain jobs off campus. Today, an international student wishing to work off campus is required to wait six months after beginning their studies and must pay an additional $150 for a separate work permit, in addition to their regular study permit. However, if the proposed changes to the ISP take effect in spring of 2014, international students will only need their study permit and will be able to work immediately, saving students time and money.
Such changes would be welcomed by former University of Regina students Victoria Ordu and Ihuoma Amadi who, after working for two weeks at a Walmart, were threatened with deportation. During Question Period last October, Liberal MP Ralph Goodale questioned the ethics of deporting the two students. “Is the government’s determination to deport these two girls and thereby destroy their education based solely on their honest mistake of working for two weeks at a Walmart store?” said Goodale. “And, if that is their only transgression, isn’t such retribution out of proportion?” The two Nigerian students have now been living in sanctuary at a church in Regina for over 400 days and say that they weren’t
aware that a work permit was necessary. The Canadian government isn’t backing down even though, in a few months from now, the laws could be changed so that what Ordu and Amadi have done would become legal. University of Windsor Masters of Management in international accounting and finances student Aali Rahman works off campus and is dissatisfied with the International Student Program. “When I came here I had $15,000 saved for my tuition fees, so another $15,000 were due, which I thought of paying in installments by working part time,” said Rahman who is now in his last semester. “It took six months for them to give me a go ahead to pay in installments.” “I get charged 20 percent interest
The government makes over $9 billion dollars from international students every year, [But] we can’t even find a good job on campus AALIRAHMAN, UWINDSOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENT
compounded daily,” said Rahman. “If I was a local I could get a student line of credit for the whole amount from the bank at four percent.” As for working off campus, Rahman said the waiting time for the work permit was not long, but he is frustrated with the system. “The government makes over $9 billion dollars from international students every year,” he said. “[But] we can’t even find a good job on campus.” Changes to the International Student Program would further protect international students by weeding out those who enter Canada claiming to be students, but, in reality, come to work illegally. Currently, there is no system in place to verify that international students are actively pursuing studies while in Canada on a study permit. An investigation by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) uncovered alleged cases of student-related fraud including “instances of non-genuine students who enter Canada with no intention of studying [and] non-genuine institutions that do not physically exist,” according to an archived Canada Ga-
zette document. The document goes on to say that, “some of the students uncovered in the investigation were linked to organized criminal activities such as prostitution, drug trafficking and gun smuggling.” If changes are made in 2014, there will be a crack down on “Visa mills” that are disguised as educational institutions and facilitate the entry of foreign nationals who come for purposes other than study. Chris Alexander was appointed to Minister of Citizenship and Immigration this July, taking over for Jason Kenney who first proposed the changes. The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities said that the changes, which were originally scheduled by the federal government to take effect this January, will be delayed until the spring and that Citizenship and Immigration Canada “has not yet posted the final regulations.”
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Protestors in Montreal march in support of the controversial Charter of Values • photo by Nathalie Laflamme/The Concordian
demonstration in favour of quebec charter of values draws hundreds MONTREAL (CUP)—Hundreds of protesters gathered in the streets of downtown Montreal Sunday, Sept. 22, afternoon to show their support for the Parti Québécois government’s newly-proposed Charter of Values that promotes the secularization of the public institutions in Quebec.
the strike leaves classrooms bare This week the strike took things up a notch. Though CUPE 1001 came to an agreement with the university, which probably would have led to classes being cancelled, many classes still struck out. Professors themselves decided to pull back teaching in support of CUPE 1393.
A sea of blue and white stood patiently in the rain at Place Émilie-Gamelin during speeches at that called for support for the provincial government’s project that would amend the Quebec Charter of Rights and Freedoms to clarify religious accommodations. The proposal has drawn criticism from inside and outside of Quebec but those in attendance spoke in admiration of a secular public sector before the crowd made its way through the streets in a peaceful march. However, the demonstration did create tension through certain chants or confrontations between those who support and oppose the charter. At the end of the rally,
a woman wearing a hijab and a man who marched were yelling at one another when another woman intervened by screaming “go back home.” Anne-Marie Gosselin, a student at Université du Québec à Montréal who is in favour of the charter, stressed that neutrality of the state is important. “[It’s] like asking for civil servants not to show their allegiance to a political party,” said Gosselin. “It seems only logical to me then that civil servants don’t show their religious affiliations.” Gosselin explained that if civil servants are expected to be politically neutral then they should also be neutral when it comes to faith-based symbols. For those who feel uncomfortable at being unable to express their religion this way, they could leave Quebec. “I have one thing to say to immigrants who complain,” said Gosselin. “If you find that Quebec is less welcoming than where you are from then go back home.” One woman, who only wished to be identified as Sylvie, marched with a large sign that was the Quebec flag decorated with drawings of niqabs and hijabs with MORE NEXT PAGE w
? what would you have done with your time off if the third potential strike had not been averted?
Work, play sports, hang out with friends.
As an engineering student, I would just chill.
Probably read and stuff, keep up with classes.
I would have probably been supporting the strike.
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national news briefs cont’d the word “equality” in capital letters. “I’m here because equality is non-negotiable,” said Sylvie. “It’s out of respect of all of the women in Quebec.”
students and many are advocating the support of aboriginal culture and ceremonies on their campuses.
The Charter of Values seeks to prohibit civil servants from wearing conspicuous religious symbols and limit time off for faith-based holidays while still allowing “small” symbols of faith to be worn. Hospitals and educational institutions could apply for an opt-out clause as an exception to the law. However, the removal of veils that cover the face—such as niqabs and burkas—could not be challenged.
Aboriginal student associations alongside university administration invite their broader campus communities to partake in pow wows, pipe ceremonies and local sweats. When hosting any of these ceremonies, the University of Saskatchewan communicates through email not only to inform students, faculty and staff of these events, but to provide some initial information about the ceremony and its protocol.
Amnesty International openly denounced the charter on Sept. 20, specifically condemning the enforced removal of veils since the organization believes it goes against fundamental rights.
In 2012, the U of S created the Indigenous Voices Program to educate and develop staff and faculty members’ knowledge of aboriginal culture, as it may apply to them at the university. The program was well received and has proceeded past the pilot period. To celebrate, the U of S hosted a pipe ceremony Sept. 3, 2013.
“Women must not be forced to wear a scarf or a veil, neither by the government nor by individuals,” said Béatrice Vaugrante, executive director of Amnesty International Canada’s francophone branch, in a press release. “But it is no more acceptable for a law to prevent them from wearing such garb.” For Sylvie, the removal of religious symbols will reinforce the equality of men and women in the workforce and in Quebec. Gosselin echoed a similar sentiment regarding veils that cover the face. “Minister Bernard Drainville doesn’t treat things lightly and he went to the depths of this symbol to understand its significance,” said Gosselin. “Essentially, it represents the domination of men over women. For me, that’s unacceptable in Quebec.” KALINA LAFRAMBOISE—CUP QUEBEC BUREAU CHIEF
Controversy arose when the Sept. 13 issue of On Campus News, the U of S news service, published an editorial critiquing the pipe ceremony for “marginalizing women” and for not being an inclusive ceremony. Assistant professor of English at the U of S, Kevin Flynn, authored the article titled “Honour traditions but with inclusive ceremonies” after receiving the email inviting him to attend the pipe ceremony. The email included seven guidelines to pipe ceremony protocol. Four of the seven guidelines concerned women, saying that women “on their moon time”—menstruating—should refrain from participating in the ceremony but are welcome to sit outside of the circle. Women were also advised to wear skirts that cover their ankles, not to step over anything and not to sit cross-legged.
education key with incorporating aboriginal culture on university campuses
Despite the article stemming from an event that promotes aboriginal culture on the U of S campus, Associate Dean of Aboriginal Affairs in the College of Arts and Science Kristina Bidwell said this incident shows that there is still work to do with educating the campus community about aboriginal culture.
SASKATOON (CUP)—Universities in Canada are reporting increasing numbers of aboriginal
“This is not just a case of one professor, there are a lot of people in Saskatchewan and on campus
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that don’t know very much about aboriginal culture, [or] aboriginal ceremonies,” Bidwell said. “And that’s often what leads to misunderstandings.” Citing a series of six public discussions regarding the Idle No More movement held from February to April by the university, Bidwell said that now is the time to take advantage of people’s attention to the matter of aboriginal culture. President of the Indigenous Students’ Council Terri Favel led a forum for all students at the U of S who felt they were affected by the article. At the forum, students expressed interest in positive, educational responses to the article such as having a female traditional healer come teach about women’s moon-time and cultural awareness training for staff and faculty. Rheana Worme, a U of S student, was supportive of sharing information and letting the public know that students are open to educating and answering questions about aboriginal culture. “We are open to teach our culture to everyone,” Worme said at the forum. “We’re not exclusive at the [Aboriginal Students’ Centre], we’re open to all kinds of students and faculty. There are proper resources here and they should be accessed by everyone.” Shawna Cunningham, director of the Native Centre at the University of Calgary, said their aboriginal student population, two per cent of all students have identified as aboriginal, is significantly lower than the U of S, which averages just under eight per cent. With a smaller aboriginal community on campus, Cunningham said that most information regarding ceremonies is shared by word of mouth in a non-public way. The U of C’s Native Centre has aboriginal awareness training sessions where elders come to campus and teach about cultural parallels between aboriginal and non-aboriginal culture. ANNA-LILJA DAWSON—CUP PRAIRIES AND NORTHERN BUREAU CHIEF
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I never realized how much of a trap it can be ... it seems as though drugs and prostitution clearly go hand in hand. KYLEREID, HOOKED PRODUCTION TEAM MEMBER
Hooked on Windsor’s new documentary JAYVERSPEELT lance reporter __________________________ Sometimes events shift and transform so quickly, flawlessly and organically it can leave one unaware of the stark differences from start to present. Michael Evans is a Windsor film maker who recently produced Hooked (Untold Stories From Windsor’s Sex Trade). As the title suggests the film deals in hookers, but not the Pretty Woman high class escort type, instead the film almost exlusiveley is made up of candid interviews with the street walker so many Windsorites see after the sun sets along Drouillard Rd. and the more seedy stretches of Wyandotte St. The movie started out while Evans was looking into producing a different documentary about Windsor’s ever contentious skunk problem but during scouting was solicited by a woman of the night thinking he was a potential john all while trying to shoot “B roll” for the doc.
“I was driving around with a couple of buddies, they were helping me out with the camera and sound,” said Evans. “We kept seeing prostitutes out on the street. We didn’t think much of it at first but we kept seeing this one girl over and over as we drove by.” Eventually that girl approached them while they were stopped, that’s when the idea to shift to a new topic came about. They took the solicitation as an opportunity and interviewed her on the spot. The film was put together in 10 months with a small handful of others aiding in the production. Evans, who did most of his interviews from his car window, always took another person with him on his travels, not just for safety but to reduce suspicion from area police. The police certainly did stop him too, but never was he arrested. Kyle Reid is a friend of Evans who helped in the production of the film. “We would bring these women coffees in the cold, offer them
cigarettes to encourage them to talk to us,” said Reid. “We were worried at first, about police getting the wrong idea but eventually the girls and the police got to know us.” The delicate nature of the situation was one Evans did not want to take advantage of. “I wanted to make sure I did it justice,” said Evans. “I didn’t try to objectify or exploit them… I just want them to be able to tell their stories.” Some women were already addicted to drugs when they started hooking, some saw it as a means to get by and fell in too deep but what the most have in common, 84 per cent of those who hook were sexually abused during their childhood and 95 per cent of those in the trade want out. “Even though they’re on the streets and addicted to drugs they’re still human beings and they’ve all got interesting stories. Sometimes when you stop and listen you learn a lot,” said Evans. Evans said that the interviewing
went fairly smooth, there were never altercations with pimps, as most didn’t have one, and none of the women asked to be paid for their time. Evans interviewed seven to eight woman as well as had several more decline to speak. One of the consistent problems is that street walking is much more dangerous than being a licensed escort but due to having drug problems, a criminal record or lacking the money most are not able to become licensed. Thus keeping these women in a vicious cycle. “I never realized how much of a trap it can be,” said Reid. “It seems as though drugs and prostitution clearly go hand in hand. I always figured if these girls didn’t like it they would stop but now I see it’s just not that easy when all the people you surround yourself with are somehow part of that cycle that brings you your next high.” One Windsorite had reservations about the film. Stef Green did not think that some of the women could genuinely consent to be filmed due to being
on drugs at the time. “A lot of personal information like there day job is shared, and the narrator doesn’t seem to have any compassion for these women,” said Green. She went on that she believed the safety of a “vulnerable population” should be the first priority and hopes the movie doesn’t negatively affect the women who were filmed. In Canada the act of prostitution is legal but everything surrounding it is illegal, be it pimps, brothels, or solicitation of any kind. In 2012 according to an Ipsos Reid poll less than a quarter of the population strongly disagreed that prostitution should be illegal. The film was available at Michael Evans youtube channel (https://www.youtube.com/ user/mnime978) but it has since been made private, the trailer remains. Evans is currently trying to enter his movie into the Windsor International Film Festival.
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Is your campus hungry? I am. I MEAN, MY CAMPUS IS…
ALEXANDRASELLICK (Lix) arts editor __________________________ On September 17, Just-Eat.ca called university students across Canada to enter their Campus Chompionship. It took me two days to enter…but that is only because it took me two days to figure out how much pizza I could eat. (You will find out how much when I reach the final round… maybe.) Just-Eat.ca is a website for those who love food but falter in the kitchen. “The spirit of our company is really all about not cooking,” said marketing director of Just-Eat.ca (and AntiCooking Activist), Luke Sheehan. Vote for Lix, the Lance’s arts editor @ chompchompchomp.ca/challengers#224
“So it really speaks to, ‘Why do it wrong?’ like I would, whereas if I use a website, I’ve got a team of thousands of talented chefs at my disposal to do it for me.” And that is exactly why Just-Eat. ca was created. Geared towards students, it is a website that joins hungry consumers with what they crave and allows them to spend more time studying and less time in the kitchen.
The Campus Chompionship was created after someone at the Just-Eat.ca office bet that they could eat an entire pizza in two minutes. Competitors who make it to the third round will have to do just that…well three minutes, not two… In the first round, students from universities around Canada that want to compete will have to make a profile on chompchompchomp.ca and get voted through by fellow students to the second round. In this phase, semi-finalists from each university will have to create a video that gets the attention of Takeru Kobayashi, world-renowned competitive eater and four-time Guinness Record Holder. The final round will have the top five finalists go to Toronto to eat a ton (not literally…I hope…) of pizza. The Campus Chompion will receive $5000 to spend how they like and the university they attend will win $20,000 worth of prizes. If you believe you have what it takes to challenge the iron stomachs of Kobayashi, and myself, you can enter at chompchompchomp.ca before October 1.
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WHAT DOES THE FOX SAY?
YouTube is finally getting an overhaul to its comments system. Chances are that you’ve noticed that people commenting on Youtube videos tend to not be nice, quite frequently hashing out spits of racism, misogyny and other hateful things. This is being fixed by tying comments to a user’s Google+ account (removing the ability to say bad things and hide behind anonymity), as well as making the most relevant comments available, which will bury nonrelevant evil words.
Seriously, Christmas is a big Canadian trend on Twitter right now. Only three months and its hello to the euphoria of unwrapping gifts and celebrating commercialization—err, family!
A little old here, but has anyone figured our what does the fox say? Check out Ylvis’s music video The Fox if you’re a little stumped. And if you have anymore questions, refer to Stonehenge.
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Hotel-Dieu’s history in the palm of your hands Fifteen minutes into the event, there was a line of over a hundred people.
SARAHLAU lancer reporter __________________________ The launch of Marty Gervais’ newest book People of Faith, published by Black Moss Press, was celebrated alongside Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital’s 125th anniversary. The book explores the rich history of the hospital. “I thought it was a fantastic idea to ask Marty to be a part of celebrating 125 years of Hôtel-Dieu Grace Hospital’s place in the medical community and in the City of Windsor,” said President/CEO of Windsor Regional Hospital, David Musyi. Gervais’ People of Faith is filled with stories of the five nuns who founded Hôtel-Dieu Grace Hospital. The book highlights the commitment and devotion of these strong women who cared for people all their lives. These dedicated individuals were determined to obtain the funds for their hospital, going door to door looking for donations and even writing to Hiram Walker for financial assistance.
Before the event, there was a crowd of eager fans purchasing Gervais’ book and snagging a spot in an increasingly long book signing line.
Marty’s Gervais’ came to an event with a crowd eager to scoop up his book and get it signed. The 500 copies at the event sold out • photo by Jason Rankin
“I thought everyone was in line for hot dogs and then someone told me I was the hot dog,” laughed Gervais. The chairs at the event could not accommodate the great turnout of over 150 supporters and fans. Among the sea of people were medical students, nurses, and doctors like Dr. Paul Bradford. “I think a book is a nice thing to capture the historic span of many eras. I’m not sure if a movie would really capture [the history],” said Bradford. Gervais spent months scouring through old documents, newspapers, diaries, and more in order to share the hospital’s significant piece of Windsor’s history. “I loved writing this book because the diaries of these nuns opened up for me a world that has been hidden and kept secret. Their daily life underlined for me the genuine sincerity of their devotion to the work of caring for people,” said Gervais. “These religious women were strong, dedicated, and focused individuals who followed the rules of their convent life, but crossed the line when it came to common sense care.”
I thought everyone was in line for hot dogs and then someone told me I was the hot dog MARTYGERVAIS, AUTHOR OF PEOPLE OF FAITH
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A bar patron enjoying a beer at the former Stumble Inn • photo by Jay Verspeelt
Walkerville busts out a new beer: the Keller JAYVERSPEELT lance reporter __________________________ Soon the Walkerville Brewery will be celebrating it’s first year anniversary and there’s a new seasonal beer on the way with a novel presentation. The Keller is a style of beer that is unpasteurized. The brewery plans to “condition” their brew,
a process that means the beer goes through a second fermentation in its cask. “We’ll be going into selected bars, putting a cask on the back of the bar, tapping it with a bong and the whole works, putting a spigot on the side of it and punching through a tap on it,” said Chris Ryan owner of Walkerville Brewery. Ryan says their way is a more traditional way of serving ales
which 10 to 12 Walkerville beer carriers will get to serve out of the 71 businesses currently carrying the brand. The beer will exist as a seasonal and subsequently will not receive branding like the India Pale Ale. The brewery in addition to its new beverage will be adding a canning line to the warehouse in March. The brewery will be canning beer on site and will
retail, according to Ryan, “competitively” saying it could be between $1.65 and $2.50. “We’ll position ourselves competitively, but we’re not going to sacrifice pricing on our product because we’re putting nothing but superior products into making our beers,” said Ryan. Caroline Jacobson is a University of Windsor student and is excited to see the brewery doing well.
“Aside from tasting great, I love how it completes the cultural revitalization of Walkerville. I mean, what kind of urban renewal is complete without its own brewery,” said Jacobson. On September 29 the brewery will be holding its Anniversary Open House with musical entertainment by Kelly Hoppe, food, and all the current Walkerville beers including the Keller being released that night.
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ARTS CALENDAR w/ALEXANDRASELLICK
SEPTEMBER 26 TO OCTOBER 3 THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 26 Sasha Appler with Brent Randall and Cailean Lewis, Phog Lounge, $5.00
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 27 FAMfest Presents Worry, The Line Drawn, Minors, Corrupt Leaders, Coach & Horses, 9:00 p.m. Lindy,Wax Mannequin, Daren & Jamie of Unquiet Dead, Phog Lounge, 9:00 p.m. Disclosure Fashion Show, Mynt Nightclub, 10 p.m., $3.00 donation or 2 canned goods SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 28 Theatre Windsor Presents Les Miserables, The Chrysler Theatre, $36.00 (Runs through until October 6) Bikes & Beers Cycling Tour, starting location TBA, 1:30 p.m., $60.00 (tickets are limited) SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 29 Ford City Arts & Heritage Festival 2013, Ford City Neighbourhood Renewal, 10:00 a.m. Stepdad with Sugar Baron, Silent Lions, Traits, The Shelter (Detroit), 7:00 p.m. MONDAY SEPTEMBER 30 Tulip Mania // Margaret Guillet, ArtSpeak Gallery, 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. until October 4 TUESDAY OCTOBER 1 Ron Leary’s Lunar Cycle – The Beginning of His Monthly Residency at Phog, Phog Lounge, 10:00 p.m. Korn with Asking Alexandria & Love and Death, The Fillmore Detroit, 7:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 2 Tulip Mania // Margaret Guillet, ArtSpeak Gallery, 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. until October 4 THURSDAY OCTOBER 3 Lionel Richie, Caesars, 8:00 p.m., $55.00
The Jane Doze • photo by Robin Roemer
Von Exposure III Fashion Show, Overseas Motors Mercedes Benz Dealership, 6:30 p.m., $45/ person, $200 for VIP high top table of 5
Who are the Jane Doze? SANDEENHO lance reporter __________________________ Spinnin’ Records stated its opinion on female DJs over social media and the female community is not happy about it. On September 15, a picture of a stove burner CD-J was posted on the Spinnin’ Records Facebook page. The caption of the picture read, “Thanks @PioneerDJ for finally developing a CD-J suitable for women.”
really disappointing to see that.” On their Instagram and Twitter feed, the reaction to the picture began to cause an uproar of comments from offended fans and listeners. The Spinnin’ Records Facebook account defended the picture in a comment saying the picture was simply a joke. They also said, “Music is all about having fun and this post was obviously not meant to offend anyone.”
As the likes, comments and shares began to increase so did the negative responses. Out of the responses, one very bold statement came from the DJ duo, The Jane Doze.
The Jane Doze still did not back down. Posted on the music media website BuzzFeed.com was a parody of kitchen recipes created by Jen, Claire and their friends Emily Greener, Sophia Bush and Ben Gleib. The post now has over 29,000 views. Two days after the picture was posted on Spinnin’ Records, it was deleted.
About three years ago Jen Mozenter and Claire Schlissel met and began their music mixing and producing career as The Jane Doze in New York. They have performed in front of crowds of 10,000 people, festivals such as Electronic Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas and mixed at actress Sophia Bush’s birthday party last year.
“To me it doesn’t mean anything because it took them I think 48 hours to do it,” said Schlissel. “Their initial response once they saw the feedback was to defend the photo. It wasn’t heartfelt and it wasn’t genuine. I guess you could call it like a PR move but I think they already dug their graves.”
After Spinnin’ Records posted the picture on their Facebook page, the Jane Doze used the opportunity to stand up for females in the music industry.
Going into the DJ scene, Mozenter and Schlissel were aware of the fact that the DJ world was a ‘boys club’ and did not plan on playing live shows or releasing photos of their identity. They came up with the name, The Jane Doze, in relation to a ‘Jane Doe’ or a fictitious or unknown woman. They are now trying to change that.
“It wasn’t something I haven’t seen before,” said Jen. “I think for me what was so upsetting about it is that’s a really massive brand that’s putting their stamp of approval on that kind of message. It’s a major dance label that we used to buy music from and we respect a lot of the artists on it. It’s
“What we’re aiming to do is continue or hopefully just inspire young women or women in general,” said
Mozenter. “I think one of the things we love about playing live shows is the amount of women that come up after the show and say ‘that was awesome, I never saw a female DJ before and now I feel like I can do this,’ and that’s so rewarding for us. Hopefully we can be a very small part in making that more of a reality.” Last year the Jane Doze mixed for Sophia Bush, former One Tree hill star and now an activist and spokesperson. Since then Bush has been supporting the duo including the post from Spinnin’ Records. “Sophia has sort of been a role model for us,” said Mozenter. “She really uses her platform to stand up for causes and things she believes in. When you have a certain reach, use it wisely and use it to help other people that don’t really have that platform.” Alongside the trio is Emily Greener, co-founder of I Am That Girl, which empowers women to take risks and get involved. For more information on how you can get involved with Emily and the Jane Doze, visit www. iamthatgirl.com. The Jane Doze currently have over 1.8 million plays on Soundcloud and over 3.8 million views on Youtube and Vimeo. They have performed with Calvin Harris, A-Trak, Havana Brown and many more. Original songs and more performances can be expected from the duo and of course more girl power.
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BIKERS ON CAMPUS Well, this isn’t a problem yet. Biking to school is great. It’s easy on the environment, has awesome gas milleage and you don’t have to circle the university for an hour to find a parking spot (poor automobile operators). More students should take to pedalling their way to campus. And it seems that the number rises each year, which can be problematic as some bike racks already see a tight squeeze. Solution: more bike racks.
CJAM’S TOP 3O charts • MURADERZINCLIOGLU music director, CJAM 99.1 FM more info? earshot-online.com & cjam.ca indicates Canadian artist
charts tabulated for the week ending September 24
ALEXANDRASELLICK arts editor __________________________
BITTER Of The Pack After being highly anticipated all summer, Of The Pack have finally released their EP, Bitter. Bitter begins with Sea The Shore and Shallow Grave which both hold sounds reminiscent of summer and you can tell that this will be your indie rock soundtrack to starting back to school and maybe getting into a new relationship, or trying to forget about an old one. Life Ain’t Fair is where the EP gets into some heavier territory but no matter how dark Of The Pack’s lyrics get, you’ll find yourself dancing alone in your room. Sleeping Pills gets into some real rock rifts as singer Richard Dutka begs, “Just let me sleep,” and leads into The Vulture, which carries the same heavy guitar and a sound similar the Red Hot Chili Peppers. To Be Loved comes back to a lighter sound and lyrics that suggest things might be getting better for the guys but then the album ends with Nothing Lasts, which leaves the listener wondering if they’re going to be okay. Each member of Of The Pack really stands out on this track with the drums bringing some exhilaration to this pessimism of the lyrics. Of The Pack, made up of Richard Dutka on vocals and guitar, Eric Dutka on drums and Nick Friars on bass, have made Bitter an album to get you through whatever hardships may come this school year. While some of the lyrics at times do sound bitter, Of The Pack creates a sound that remains optimistic and lively.
1 THE MARK INSIDE*—Dark Hearts Can Radiate White Light (Vampire Dance) 2 PAPERMAPS*— Darker Lights (Sparks) 3 CURBSIDE SOFA*—Curbside Sofa (Self-Released) 4 TV FREAKS*—Two (Schizophrenic) 5 OLENKA & THE AUTUMN LOVERS*—Hard Times (Self-Released) 6 VIEUX FARKA TOURE—Mon Pays (Six Degrees) 7 THE DARCYS*—Warring (Arts & Crafts) 8 THE DEEP DARK WOODS*—Jubilee (Six Shooter) 9 TY SEGALL—Sleeper (Drag City) 10 HIATUS KAIYOTE—Tawk Tomahawk (Self-Released) 11 CACTUS CHANNEL—Wooden Boy (Hope Street) 12 THE NEFIDOVS*—Better Wake Up! (Self-Released) 13 DIESEL JUNKIES*—2012 (Self-Released) 14 CORAL EGAN— The Year He Drove Me Crazy (Justin Time) 15 GRAND ANALOG*—Modern Thunder (The Shadow Cabinet) 16 LINDI ORTEGA*—Tin Star (Last Gang) 17 BRAIDS*—Flourish//Perish (Flemish Eye) 18 DADDY LONG LEGS*—The Devil’s In The Details (Busted Flat) 19 AUSTRA*—Olympia (Paper Bag) 20 FRANKIE PAYNE*—Clarity (Self-Released) 21 DIANA*—Perpetual Surrender (Paper Bag) 22 MONSTER TRUCK*—Furiosity (Dine Alone) 23 THE BEACHES*—The Beaches (Self-Released) 24 COUNTERPARTS*—The Difference Between Hell & Home (Victory) 25 ISLANDS*—Ski Mask (Manque) 26 BRAZILIAN MONEY*—Old Bones: Rarities, Misfits, and Loose Teeth (Self-Released) 27 THE DODOS—Carrier (Dine Alone) 28 ZOLA JESUS— Versions (Sacred Bones) 29 DAVID LYNCH—The Big Dream (Sacred Bones) 30 CROCODILES—Crimes of Passion (Frenchkiss)
• photo by Alex D’addese
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Lancer football is back on track KIMELLIOTT lance reporter __________________________ The Lancer football team faltered early, but did not fail their hometown crowd at the 50th Anniversary celebration. The Blue and Gold did away with the Toronto Varsity Blues 26-11 at Alumni Stadium despite being statistically outmatched. “At this point in the year it’s about getting the “‘W,’ regardless of the other game stats” said Windsor head coach Joe D’Amore. In this first two quarters it was all Toronto offensively, as they passed for 252 yards and ran for 62. Luckily, the Lancer defense was able to keep them out of the end zone making the Blues settle for two field goals and two safeties; en route to a 10-7 half time lead. Paradoxically, the usually offensive minded Lancers only tallied 29 yards in passing and 13 yards rushing over the first 30 minutes. By fortune of a DB Mike Dubuisson punt block, the Lancers scrambled 35 yards into the Varsity Blues’ end zone, for the only major of the half.
“It was nice for Coach Carter to get the win against his former team. He was quite excited with the outstanding play of our defense, especially since he is making it what it is,” said D’Amore. The second half was not much better for the Lancer offense; they out worked Toronto 151-110 yards in passing, and 8449 yards in rushing. Following the game D’Amore rejected the notion that the coaching staff elected to focus on the run. “We went into the game looking to pass, but their seven and eight man pressure at the line, kept us from throwing the ball well. Fortunately our running game bailed us out. We came up short on the ground last year, focused on it in the offseason and it’s nice to be able to lean on that aspect of our game,” said D’Amore.
Fortunately our running game bailed us out. We came up short on the ground last year, focused on it in the off-season and it’s nice to be able to lean on that aspect of our game as well as teach Beau Lumley and David McDuffie a couple 5-6 play packages to ensure we have everything covered there,” said D’Amore.
Quarterback Austin Kennedy who was injured on a quarterback keeper late in the game seems to have escaped any major concern on his hyperextended knee.
Not only are the Lancers in the upper tier of rushing yards gained this year nationally, they are also in the top two or three teams in yards against--with that in mind they ahead to Laurier next week.
“The doctor had a look at him, stability wise, and said there doesn’t appear to be any major damage. Nonetheless we’ll get Casey Wright ready to go as our back-up,
“Offensively they’re a better team this year. I watched them play against Western before our game and they were up 17-12 in the first half, against arguably
JOED’AMORE, UWINDSOR HEAD COACH
the best team in the country right now. So we’ve got our work cut out next week getting to 4-2, which would virtually ensure us a spot in the post season,” noted D’Amore. The Lancers kickoff in Laurier at 1:00 p.m. next Saturday, before returning home to play the Western Mustangs on October 5.
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MIKESPECHT sports editor __________________________ Championship baseball and October go together like apple pie and melted cheddar cheese. This October, Windsor-Essex County will get its own slice of playoff ball with the CIBA National Championships from October 18 to 20. Playing out of a brand new United Communities Credit Union Complex in Amherstberg, the (6-0) Windsor Lancers will take on seven of the best
teams in the nation. “Nationals will be a different, I am sure the stadium will be packed. It`s not in the core of Windsor, but it’s beautiful. It is one of the best diamonds in Windsor-Essex and they have helped us out a lot in Amherstberg,” said senior captain Anthony Ruccolo. In their most recent action the Lancers kept their perfect record intact defeating crosstown rival St. Clair Saints 12-4. With both schools vying for the opportunity to win a national title on home soil, the rematch between the Saints and Lancers
• photo by Gord Bacon
Windsor Lancers to host CIBA Nationals on September 25 should be a classic. “St. Clair is a tough team, we have struggled with them in past years. They are national champions and we weren’t going to take them lightly,” noted Ruccolo who had 3 RBI in the contest. As the Frank Jeney coached team looks ahead, they are aware that winning is a process. Pitcher Aaron Doyle discussed the need to focus on the small details, in order to achieve prolonged success. “This team has a lot of depth,
and we just need to bring the same approach no matter who we are playing. We have to keep working to limit our errors and make sure we hit the ball, because it’s a grind all the way until the middle of October,” said
Doyle. The Lancers return home for the rematch against the Saints, before taking on the York Lions in a doubleheader on Saturday September 28.
FOOTBALL (3-2) 9/21/2013
Toronto Varsity Blues
Laurier Golden Hawks
AUTUMN: WHEN LEAFS FALL
Former Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson had the first edition of a six part documentary on his life released Sunday on Fox. The series, which picks up where the feature film left off in 2008; details Tyson`s journey as he adjusts to life without boxing. If anything, the first episode is worth a watch to see Tyson and Evander Holyfield discuss his notorious ear bite from their 1997 title fight.
The Maple Leafs may have to wait a while to see free agent prize David Clarkson play in regular season action. The 30-year-old power forward left the bench during a fight in Sunday’s game against Buffalo and faces an automatic ten game suspension. Clarkson, who signed a 7-year deal this summer could lose up to $500,000 in salary over the life of the ban.
CHEATING THE SYSTEM
MEN’S HOCKEY (0-0-0) 9/27/2013
Laurier Golden Hawks
Laurier Golden Hawks
South Windsor Arena
University of Miami-Ohio
In August Denver Broncos fan were shocked to learn that Linebacker Vonn Miller was suspended six games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Per league by-laws terms of the violation were not released; but things seemed amuck as Miller who received two games than the standard four game ban. A source close to the league revealed that with the help of a collector, Miller attempted to swap his sample for clean urine, which resulted in the additional two games. PACE YOURSELF
MEN’S SOCCER (3-3-1) 9/21/2013
WOMEN’S SOCCER (3-3-1) 9/21/2013
The Indiana Pacers have signed all-star forward Paul George to a 5-year contract extension worth $90 million. The NBA’s most improved player in 2013 averaged 17.2 points per game during the regular season. The move signifies The Pacers commitment to winning after taking the eventual champion Miami Heat to seven games in the Eastern Conference Final.
LIONS END STREAK: The Detroit Lions won their first game in Washington in 74 years on Sunday, ending the longest road losing streaking in league history. Matthew Stafford led the pride to the 27-20 victory throwing for 385 yards and two touchdowns sending the ‘Skins to (0-3).