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THE HANGING OF CORNELIUS BURLEY A BLOODY CONFESSION
TRAVISFAUTEUX news editor __________________________ When Windsor-based salesman Doug Crowe came across an old, yellowed pamphlet given to him by his father, he never expected to discover a mysteriously gruesome piece of early 19th century Canadian history. As a teenager, Crowe was given a document dating to the early 19th century by his father who found it when cleaning out a neighbour’s attic when he was younger. What he had been given was a confession letter dating from 1830 by Cornelius Burley, the first man to be publicly hanged in the London District of Upper Canada. In fact, Burley was hanged twice.
• photo by Jason Rankin
After leaving the document in the dark since his teenage years, Crowe finally took the papers out to see what he could find on the Internet. What he discovered was a story of crime, murder and the grotesque.
I was left to wander through the world under the influence of depravity without the advantage of education or religious instruction to counterbalance the influence of my natural propensities to evil of various kinds.
The story goes that in the summer of 1829, Burley got into a dispute with his neighbour, who is only identified as Mr. Lamb, over a settlement for labour in Beverley Township, now near Cambridge and Hamilton. In his confession, Burley explains the events saying, “As I could get no legal redress for the fraud and being influenced partly with a spirit of revenge and partly with the desire to redress, I took the law into my own hands and shot a steer belonging to ... Mr. Lamb.” A warrant was then issued for Cornelius Burley, who was “pursued and taken, but by a stratagem [he] escaped from [Constable Timothy Pomeroy of the Gore district].”
Burley fled to the home of Uncle Henry Ribble in Bayham Township over 50 kms away, but was eventually found on September 13. Burley’s entry in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography states that he shot Pomeroy dead at approximately 3:00 a.m on September 16, 1829. Three days later, the murderer was apprehended in Dunwich County, now Dutton, Ontario. He claimed to be innocent of the crime, but, after being sent to St. Thomas to be examined, was sent to London to await trial based on the condemning testimonies of his uncle, his cousin Anthony Ribble, and Isaac White, one of Pomeroy’s men. Burley was transported to London and the trial began August 17, 1830. He was quickly condemned to death by hanging, scheduled for August 19. After his conviction, Burley confessed his story to Reverends Boswell, Smith, and Jackson. Jackson wrote “The Dying Confession of Cornelius Burley” and read it before the execution. Jackson writes that, “Although [Burley] had been visited by Ministers of different orders yet all their counsel seemed to have no effect until about fortyone hours before his execution when in his melancholy dungeon the hour of the situation was explained to him which at last wrought a victory over his almost unfeeling heart.” The confession is more than Burley fessing up to his bloody deed – it is a rich, poetic chronicle of the criminal mind and of salvation, which is so coloured with piety and artistry, reading like a church’s stained glass window, that one wonders how much the reverend influenced the confession. MORE PAGE 03 w
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‘TisThe Season For Cultural Appropriation
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For those of you who have not seen the countless, ‘My Culture Is Not A Costume’ posters all over Facebook and Tumblr, cultural appropriation is when another cultural group adopts certain aspects of a culture. The ad campaign ‘We’re a Culture Not a Costume’ refers to the instances of appropriation we see with ‘Cowboys and Indians’ parties and when Urban Outfitters steals a Navajo print and puts it on their thongs. To break it down, it is when a group or person takes only what they like from a culture that is not their own and does not understand the other culture or does not take the time to educate themselves on the discrimination the culture has faced or may be facing. ‘We’re A Culture Not a Costume’ was started by Ohio University’s S.T.A.R.S (Students Teaching About Racism in Society) and features persons of various ethnicities holding pictures of people dressed in stereotypical or their ethnicity’s cultural and/or religious garments. These posters aim to highlight the negative impacts of cultural appropriation. Their view is that when someone dresses up as ‘Pocahontas’ a geisha, etc., they are taking what they want and think are beautiful from a culture and not taking the time to learn about or understand the culture they are borrowing from. This “borrowing” is offensive, especially when someone dons religious clothing that is not their own. This is damaging because racism and discrimination is still alive and strong in this day and age and using the ‘Pocahontas’ or ‘native princess’ costume as an example, some only see the Disney version of the character and fail to see what actually happened in the past and what native people are currently facing today. There are also those who stereotype native people (these examples can be used for all cultures and races) but will don moccasins or native print on their clothing. The main point is that people and cultures that have been faced with countless horrors and acts of discrimination are offended and outraged by costumes that adopt stereotypical garb of different cultures. I think that we need to remember something that most of us were taught at a young age: Ask before you borrow. — Alexandra Sellick, arts editor
While cultural appropriation and racism occurs all year round, Halloween is a good time to raise awareness about the issue.
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The hanging, cont’d
Cornelius Burley begins by asking the public and God to “have a tendency to check the progress of evil and prevent others from doing as I have done.”
uge which is in Christ alone, and says, “I now leave this world with the fullest confidence that my sins are washed away in the Blood of the Lamb.”
He then reflects on the circumstances that led him to the gallows, claiming that he had been “wicked and thoughtless” since his childhood because he was raised by parents who “never appreciated the benefits [of] education or religion.”
“I now bid farewell to the world and to all earthly things at the age of twenty-six and I sincerely hope that all you who behold my disgrace will take warning by untimely end and avoid the snares into which I have run,” reads the confession.
Despite his lack of religious education, Burley creates a stunning argument for original sin.
Jackson read the confession on the scaffold before the execution took place in front of 3000 spectators according to a portion of the “Confession” written by Jackson.
He says, “I was left to wander through the world under the influence of depravity without the advantage of education or religious instruction to counterbalance the influence of my natural propensities to evil of various kinds...” He even admits to adultery in his first marriage to Sally King and “inducing thoughtless and unguarded females to leave paths of innocence and virtue,” a seemingly off-topic addition that could possibly have been added by Jackson to cause public outrage during the reading that took place at the execution. After confessing to the murder itself – “Yes, oh! Yes, it was I who did this murderous deed,” – Burley talks of salvation. He thanks the ministers directly for “leading me to my last ref-
According to the book Historical Essays on Upper Canada by J.K. Johnson and published by McGill - Queen’s University Press, this first public execution in the London district became quite the attraction as the population of London was “then barely 300 souls.” What is arguably most intriguing about the story of Cornelius Burley is that he had to be hanged twice because the rope broke on the first attempt. Jackson recounts the strange occurrence saying, “he fell to the ground somewhat stunned but soon recovered and walked up the stairs to receive his doom,” although other sources have said that it took some time to procure a new rope.
Jacksons adds that in between the two hangings, “[Burley] seemed as if the world was lost from his view and his whole mind was devotion, praise, prayer, singing, and thanksgiving.” Then, Burley, “with the utmost composure submitted to his fate.” From then on, though, the story only becomes more interesting. After the execution, Burley was publicly dissected and world renowned phrenologist Orson Squires Fowler managed to gain access to the skull, sawed it in two, and took the top half of Burley’s cranium on a tour across America and Europe. The skull was recovered in London in the sixties and was displayed in the Eldon House museum in London, Ontario before finally being buried in 2001.
Today, after over one hundred and eighty years of silently roaming the earth since his execution, only Burley’s confession survives, leaving behind a trail of mystery and gore across Southern Ontario.
Doug Crowe holding the confession of Cornelius Burley • photo by Travis Fauteux
Yes, oh! Yes, it was I who did this murderous deed.
Do ghosts walk among us? we swung by the hottest haunts on campus AMANDATURNER lance reporter __________________________ To get into the spirit of Halloween, The Lance decided to conduct a ghost hunt. Windsor is draped in local history and so we decided to ask around on campus to see if the University has some ghost stories of its own. I had first heard that Memorial Hall might be haunted because students have experienced their cell phone batteries going dead by the time a lecture was over. When I spoke to Dr. Denis Tetreault, laboratory demonstrator at UWindsor about these reports, I was told of a more scientific explanation. Memorial Hall is constructed of old, iron furnace slag cinder blocks. “These blocks act as a weak magnetic shielding, or faraday cage,” said Tetreault. “So a cell phone would have to work harder to find a signal, which results in a battery
drain.” The Becket House, part of Canterbury College, was built in the 1800s. The house has some unusual features, such a large bank vault in the basement and a high ceiling-ed attic that is no longer in use but has sparked some student legends of its own. One story about the house is that it was used for rum running during the prohibition, so it is easy to believe such a colorful past would generate spooky stories. I discovered that a couple of residence halls had some scary tales associated with them and I was given a tour of Electa Hall, which was originally commissioned as a nunnery for Assumption College. There is a converted chapel in the building that some residence advisors had previously reported hearing a piano play on its own from inside. The basement is not in use anymore but contains very old, original furnishings and rooms, and students report an
The haunted Memorial Hall at The University of Windsor • photo by Alexandra Sellick
overwhelming feeling of a “presence” down there. Electa Hall will be opening the basement for a Haunted House tour on October 26 and 27. It is free admission with a donation of a non-perishable food item that will be given to the student food bank. A UWindsor student who would not reveal her name spent last year living in Cartier Hall and told me of some very strange activity that goes on there. “A shadow walks around the atrium in the middle of the night and students have reported hearing footsteps when no one is around,” said the student. Other students have reported even stranger things in Cartier, such as closet doors opening and closing in the night, items mysteriously ending up on the floor when they return to their locked rooms, lights turning on and off and food flying out of cupboards. One student even reported that they had felt and seen a presence in their room.
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Slutwalk for solidarity TRAVISFAUTEUX news editor __________________________
self, the walk strikes an emotional chord and brings back many painful memories, but it has helped her voice anger and has helped create awareness in the process.
Pouring rain was not enough to keep people away from attending the 2013 Windsor Slutwalk.
“I, myself, am a former self-injurer and I have scars all over my body that show the hatred that I felt toward myself that I felt because of my sexual assault. That has to end,” said Pennie. “It’s hard for me to stand up and say these things because I do feel ashamed, but I have to end that and revolution starts from within.”
Protesters gathered in Charles Clark Square last Saturday and marched to end “victim blaming” and “slut shaming” in the third annual Slutwalk. “The movement is truly about victim empowerment, speaking out, standing up and admitting that, yes, I’m a victim, but I am going to overcome this,” said Windsor Slutwalk coordinator Jessica Faust. “We’ve been planning this event since August,” said Faust. The group of activists wanted to speak out against the public shaming of rape victims, a problem that became evident in 2011 when Constable Michael Sanguinetti, a Toronto Police officer, told a group of students at Osgoode Hall Law School to not dress like “sluts” to avoid sexual assault. The comments stirred up frustration and debate about where the responsibility of sexual assault prevention lies: should women have to dress modestly to avoid being attacked? In April 2011, over 3,000 participants answered “No” in the first Slutwalk, which was held in Toronto. Since then, there have been protests in New York and Chicago, but Windsor is keeping the momentum going because, as Slutwalk participant Nicole Pennie said, the fight is far from over.
Claire Pennie participated in the third annual Slutwalk last Saturday at Charles Clark Square • photo by Travis Fauteux
“I know from my own experience that a lot of women and men feel guilty for being victims of sexual assault,” said Pennie. “I know a lot of people sort of stay in the closet about it and I know a lot of sexual assault victims cut themselves because they feel so ashamed of what they’ve been through and that has to end.” “We have to walk in solidarity together showing that we will not stand aside and watch women be victimized,” she said. “We all see women walking down the street and say “she’s a slut” based on what she’s wearing. How often do you look at a man walking down the street and say he’s a rapist? It doesn’t happen because you can’t pick out a rapist in a crowd as easily, but you can pick out a “slut” and that has to end,” added Pennie. For Pennie, a victim of sexual assault her-
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Pennie said that the point of walking is about more than just awareness, however. She said that the event is important in making real changes in society and in an individual’s everyday lives. “It’s about changing perspective. Who are you to know what a person has gone through? When you say, ‘She was asking for it’ or when you hear someone gossiping about another woman’s sexuality you can stand up and say, ‘No, that’s wrong. That’s none of your f***ing business what a woman is doing with her body and she never deserves to be sexually assaulted under any circumstances.” Pennie added that this way of public perception speaks to the way men are often caricatured. “I think that those ways of thinking are criticisms towards men too. It’s sort of the idea that a man can’t help but victimize a woman because of what she’s wearing as if it’s instinctual and I think it’s very sexist towards men.” Lorie Lynds of the Womyn’s Centre at the University of Windsor said that language plays a large role in the struggle for women’s rights and the fight against rape culture. “Slut is a word that is primarily used as a weapon against women, and I in absolutely no way deny that women use that as a weapon among each other as well. But I think the point is to defuse the impact and to not have it define women who enjoy sexuality and respond to their own sexual desires,” said Lynds. “I think that a lot the words that are used against women come from a source of manmade language and the language is not just made by men, it is made for men to the exclusion of the feminine community,” said Lynds. “I think it’s really important to recognize that it’s not so much about whether you are ‘fat’, or you are a ‘slut’ or fall into some kind of socially prescribed definition of ‘c**t’, I think it’s more about the fact that it’s not appropriate to use the language against women as a weapon.”
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Women’s Studies welcomes distinguished visitors TRAVISFAUTEUX news editor __________________________ The Women’s Studies department at the University of Windsor held their distinguished visitors event this week with the theme of “Voices and Silences.” The event was the result of a partnership between Women’s Studies and the community group Friends of Women’s Studies. Jill Andrew, founder of BITE ME! Toronto International Body Image Film & Arts Festival and co-founder of FatinTheCity.com, a “fatshion” blog, was in Windsor this week and gave several talks, one of which was titled ‘FATshion: Making the (In)visible Fat Body Visible’. Andrew described the presentation as a look at “size and representation in the fashion industry [and] race and representation in the modelling industry.”
“Fatshion is a movement that is happening where many selfidentified fat women are blogging and coming out as ‘fat’ so to speak, celebrating their bodies, and building community,” said Andrew. “We’re trying to make our own space and we’re doing that however we can.” “It’s happening because many of us are tired: tired of being the jealous best friend in the TV show, tired of being the invisible girlfriend or the brunt of jokes, the one that no one really dates publicly – all these stereotypes that we sometimes see in shows that have fat characters,” she said. Andrew said that this need to “create space” for fat fashion is a necessary step forward. “In an ideal, utopian universe, we probably wouldn’t need to have that store on floor three for fat girls. We would be able to walk into any store and find clothing that’s on par with everything else,” she said. “The truth is, we’ve made some great
strives. But at the heart of it, the clothing you’ll find in a plussize section is not up to par.” “Ideally, we shouldn’t need to have a niche, because, ironically, a niche actually creates more otherness and makes difference hyper-visible. While I recognize that it’s okay to be different and to celebrate our difference, the truth is the difference of having to go to a specialty store is hundreds and thousands of dollars,” added Andrew. Andrew said that language is one of the biggest obstacles for women when it comes to embracing their own image or identity. “Let’s just face it. There are a lot of people out there who, because of internalized fat hate, haven’t really been able to embrace that word because of all the pain that word has caused them.” Throughout the week, the distinguished visitors participated in classes and spoke with large and small groups in the com-
In an ideal, utopian universe, we probably wouldn’t need to have that store on floor three for fat girls. We would be able to walk into any store and find clothing that’s on par with everything else.
— JILLANDREW, FOUNDER OF BITE ME!
Jill Andrew spoke about “Fatshion” at this week’s Women’s Studies Distinguished Visitors event • photo courtesy of Jill Andrew at FATINTHECITY.COM
munity. This year several other big names appeared at the event including Taborah “Tabby” Johnson, Nicole St. Martin, and Jennifer B. Lord, who all delivered keynote speeches Tuesday at the Caboto Club. “It was a very successful event for Women’s Studies,” said Dr. Renee Bondy from the Women’s Studies department. She said that around 250 people attended the keynote event Tuesday. “Each year is a little bit different. This year we went with the theme of “Voices and Silences and we invited women who engage with the arts and who merge creativity with feminism.” “I think that it was a particularly engaging program because
many of these women are performers or involved in art activism and I think that has appeal to a broad audience,” said Bondy. Johnson is co-chair of the Toronto Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) union’s Women’s Committee and is an actor, singer, and teacher. St. Martin, too, is co-chair of the Toronto ACTRA Women’s Committee and is an accomplished actor with appearances in CBC’s Murdoch Mysteries and CTV’s Played. Lord is a member of the Native Women’s Association of Canada, acting as strategic policy liaison while making an effort to raise awareness about the high rate of missing aboriginal women in Canada.
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Tweeting for mental health tween the ages of 15 and 25, so many people with mental illnesses first notice symptoms during their university education. Patterson explained that all of Ontario’s universities understand the necessity of improving mental health awareness on campus and understand how early intervention vastly improves the odds of successful treatment. • photo by Maggie Chan
“Universities can help break the stigma associated with mental illness and encourage students to reach out for help. By working together with COU, universities are sharing effective practices and building on their collective knowledge and expertise, accelerating awareness and support available,” said Patterson. “Universities want students to be successful.”
MAGGIECHAN lance reporter __________________________ Social media has, without a doubt, revolutionized the way university students keep in touch and spread the word on just about anything, from professional contacts to fundraising initiatives. Consequently, it doesn’t come as a surprise that the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) is using social media as the centre of their new competition about raising awareness for mental health. The Mental Health 2.0. Compe-
tition, launched by the COU in partnership with the Government of Ontario, is asking students at Ontario’s universities to submit their ideas for social media campaigns that promote mental health. Entrants may work individually or in teams, and can choose from a variety of accessible formats to submit their work. “This is an excellent opportunity for students to help build awareness about mental health issues on campus and to demonstrate the social media communications skills that are currently in high demand among employers,” said Josh Lovell, senior project coordinator of strategic initiatives at COU.
Top submissions selected by assigned contacts at each university will have a chance to win cash prizes of $500, $1, 000, and $1, 500 as well as an invitation to a celebration in March. “We are asking for a concept: a sample of the content that contest participants might use and a brief explanation of how they would reach their audiences,” said Bonnie Patterson, the president of COU. According to statistics provided by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), one in five Canadians under the age of 65 struggles with mental health challenges every year. Typically, these problems first emerge be-
The University of Windsor Mental Health Awareness Club has expressed interest about the competition and hopes to participate. “I think that this is a great initiative, and I am happy to see a greater focus on mental health, especially within post-secondary education,” said Jordynne Ropat, president of the club. Ropat expressed the need for social media when it can be used correctly and effectively. “So many students use many forms of social media and they often spend quite a bit of time on them throughout the day. I think they can be great tools to raise awareness and educate
people about mental health,” she said. “The reach of social media is great and I think it definitely has the potential to play a role in changing our society for the better.” She explained how the executives of the club are very interested in coming up with creative ideas, including one suggested by club member Lauren Miceli called “Mental Health Mondays” on the club’s Facebook and Twitter pages. This would entail posting interesting facts, recent articles, videos, Ted Talks, and the like every Monday. “I like that idea a lot,” said Ropat. “It will encourage consistent posting on our social media pages and will also give the people who follow us something interesting to look forward to on the dreaded Mondays.” Ropat she has been posting statuses on the club’s Facebook page about the awareness of triggers of mental illness. She explained how saying things such as, “That exam was so hard, I wanted to kill myself,” trivializes the experiences of people who have actually been suicidal and could bring back negative memories of a dark time in one’s life. “The more we try to create an open dialogue about mental health, I think, the more we have a chance of changing attitudes and leading the way towards a society that understands and does not stigmatize mental health,” said Ropat.
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the big picture
John Wing stopped by the classroom of UWindsor’s editing class this Wednesday • photo by Jason Rankin
John Wing in the house Last night the poet/comedian John Wing performed at UWindsor’s Katzman Lounge. Even though this was written before the event, it was awesome and you all should have been there. Tummies exploded with laughter. The event was presented by the Department of English Language, Literature and Creative Writing and planned through the hard work of the editing and publishing practicum. The practicum students are currently working on John’s upcoming book, slated for a release in Spring 2014.
? what do you think of using a culture as a Halloween costume
““““ ABDULLAH AL MUKIT
Halloween, you should dress up as a monster. Dressing up as a culture is kind of racist.
I’ve seen people that have done that before and I’ve never thought much of it, but I can see how how some people could take offense.
I can see how that could be an issue to some people. Not understanding a culture.
It’s a really touchy subject, it depends on the overall thoughts of the culture or place at that point. If there’s some big cultural event that’s going on if you’re dressing up as Pocahontas because you want to be the Disney character that’s totally different.
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Book Fest brings in big shots
Margaret Atwood is going — are you? JAYVERSPEELT lance reporter __________________________ In the age of disposable media like YouTube or Netflix dazzling the eyes with visuals and caressing the ears with sound, there are still those content to sit and imagine their own epic as they read. Book Fest Windsor, now in its eleventh year, is taking place at the Capitol Theatre, Art Gallery of Windsor, Artcite and Vanier Hall over the November 1 weekend. It is a three-day festival of readings, discussion panels and food with some big names attached this year. Such literary stars as Margaret Atwood, Maureen Jennings and one recently made famous author will be setting aside their pens and paper to talk to fans and critics. “This year we’re getting a little known author, born in London Ontario but raised in New Zealand called Eleanor Catton, who also just won the Man Booker Prize [for The Luminaries],” said Book Fest co-chair Sarah Jarvis. “So all of a sudden it’s exploded.” Jarvis said she did not know that Catton was up for the reward when they were booking for authors, the writer just “sounded interesting.” It is not just big names or new big names taking part; there are 10 locals, according to Jarvis, that will be taking part such as Kate Hargreaves and Paul Vasey. Jarvis believes, technically, Atwood is local, as she owns a home on Pelee Island. “It’s all year round [work to put this on], it’s very exciting. It’s a lot of work and we’re all very excited and it’s all volun-
teers,” said Jarvis. “But it’s a lot of fun, we have great discussions, see some wonderful books and all of the authors who come are juried, we’re quite democratic.” Jennings, author of the Murdoch Mysteries, will be speaking at the Capitol on November 2 in the evening. Now in her 70s, she started her nationally famous series in the late 90s after many years of teaching and being a psychotherapist. “Since about the age of four I’ve been reading books constantly, veraciously,” said Jennings, explaining her foray into writing. “And so it just happened organically. I left Assumption College and didn’t quite know what I wanted to do. I taught high school and that was fine but I didn’t want to do that and I went back to get an MA in literature at U of T, that seemed right.” Jennings is excited to get to meet the authors of the festival and to be Atwood’s “warm up act”. “I like paper,” said Karl Jirgens, acting head of English language literature and creative writing at the University of Windsor and also a member of the Book Fest steering committee, on his preference to the traditional book, “But it’s pretty hard to beat the convenience of an electronic one. I don’t read electronic books but I do a lot of my surfing online.” The reason for the preference: “Writing is convenient, all you need is a piece of paper and a pen.” Prices vary for events; Friday’s events are free but the rest of the weekend ranges from $20 to $40.
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Windsor Orchid Society blooms into show ALEXANDRASELLICK arts editor __________________________ The Windsor Orchid Society has been around for 28 years and on October 26 they will host their first American Orchid Society judged show at the Teutonia Club. The show will feature 25 exhibitors bringing orchids from as far as Ecuador. Artwork, photography and collectables will be displayed and judged and some of the items will be for sale. There will also be a photography workshop held by local photographer Ted Kloske. The Windsor Orchid Society formed when five orchid growers met at a nursery in Sarnia. One of their long-time goals has been to host an American Orchid Society judged show. Ed Cott, the only remaining original member and founder, believes that there will be hundreds of different orchid species and hybrids coming to the show, all displayed at the peak of their blooming.
Paphiopedilum [Paph.] Prime Child • photo by Ed Cott
“There are certain growers who only specialize in a certain genus,” said Cott. “For example, we have a fellow that is coming from Toronto and he’ll be exhibiting a species that is unique to Japan.” Deborah Boersma has been interested in orchids for over 20 years but just recently decided to join the society and was just elected club president. She said that anyone could join the group by attending their meetings and paying a membership fee. “It’s fairly light. We get together to learn about how to grow orchids, how to care for them properly and we have guest speakers,” said Boersma. “We gain experience and knowledge from each other. The Windsor Orchid Society’s Orchid Show will be held on October 26 and 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission for adults is $6.00 and children 12 and under can enter for free. On Sunday there will be a photographers-only session at the show held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
The show will go on! ALEXANDRASELLICK arts editor __________________________ While the recent CUPE 1393 strike may have slowed campus down a little bit, the work stoppage inspired The University Players to get creative…well more creative than usual. The University Players faced a few minor setbacks during the
work stoppage that occurred in September and early October. The Dramatic Arts program and the Players respected the union members’ right to strike but needed to proceed and move forward for their students. All students will receive their required credits and their upcoming production; A Party To Murder will go on as scheduled and with added dates to accommodate all season ticket holders and general public who would
like to attend the performance. “When a very important group of people are missing, it’s challenging,” said Associate Professor at The University of Windsor Tina Pugliese. “But it allowed us to rethink things so that we were not inferring but we were moving forward because our students need to move forward.” The strike made it so the last production’s set remained up on the Jackman Theatre stage
and there was no one to resurrect a new set. Faced with this issue, Director Gordon McCall re imagined the set and location for A Party to Murder. “I just looked at is as an opportunity,” said McCall about the strike. While the story will remain true to the original script, McCall has added a few elements so that The Players can perform in the Studio Theatre. They have
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This week marked yet another big Apple unveiling. If you got a Mac, you can smile because the new OSX, Mavericks, is free! That’s right. It costs nothing to download and install (other than an hour or so of your time). And it’s not just a gimmick upgrade. This puppy will speed up your computer, save some battery life and allow you to organize everything through excessive tagging (so kind of like hastags).
The latest giggles around Windsor is that someone defaced a bush by the riverfront and turned into a gigantic phallus. Vandalism: it happens—and we can all be mature about dealing with it. Well, not quite. This little sexcapade has been giving Windsor international attention. Jimmy Kimmel ran a bit about it on his show.
a few surprises in store for their audience and one will surround the theatre legend of the ‘Ghost Light’. McCall also said that there is a lot of music that you, “would not expect.” A Party to Murder will run from October 24 to November 3 and take place in the Studio Theatre. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone or at the box office.
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OCTOBER 24 TO OCTOBER 31 THURSDAY OCTOBER 24 A Party To Murder, H. Clifford and Joan Hatch Studio Theatre inside the Jackman Dramatic Art Centre, runs October 24 to 27 and October 30 to November 3,Wednesday through Sunday performances are at 8:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday matinees are at 2:00 p.m. On Saturday, October 26, a “Talk Back” discussion with the director and actors will follow the 8:00 pm performance, tickets $19.00-$21.00 Paul Vasey’s The River: Book Launch, Olde Walkerville Theatre, 7:00 p.m. Slow Down Molasses + Silent Movie Type, Phog Lounge, 8:00 p.m. FRIDAY OCTOBER 25 Windsor Symphony Orchestra Toldo Pops: Halloween Pops, Capitol Theatre, 8:00 p.m. (also held on Saturday & Sunday) Horror Hayride and Haunted Greenhouse, Colasanti’s Tropical Garden, ride begins at dusk, adults $11.95, kids 12 and under $9.95 The Spirits of Amherstburg Ghost Walk, The Mayor’s Fountain in the Navy Yard, begins at 8:30 p.m., adults $8.00, kids $4.00 SATURDAY OCTOBER 26 Orchid Show & Sale, Teutonia Club, October 26 and 27 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., adults $6.00, children 12 and under free Windsor Halloween Club Crawl, Faces Windsor, 6:00 p.m. (held from October 25 to October 31)
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JAYVERSPEELT lance reporter __________________________
ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW
Halloween Haunted Crawl, The Krooked Kilt, 8:00 p.m., tickets are $1.00 each or 10 for $15.00
Hollywood is dead. Gone are the days of great adventures like North by Northwest or seat clenching dramas like Network. Now it seems like the mightiest Goliath of them all, Disney, is too weak to fight the little David independent: Escape From Tomorrow.
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Escape From Tomorrow is a beautifully shot movie that was filmed almost entirely within Disney Land and World without consent. Armed with DSLR cameras, cast and crew pretended to be tourists.
Mayday Parade, Man Overboard and Cartel, Saint Andrew’s Hall, 6:00 p.m. [title of show] The Musical, The KordaZone Theatre, October 18 to 20, 25 to 27 and November 1 to 3, $20.00 Hallowoof Walkathon & Pet Costume Contest, Dieppe Gardens, 11:00 a.m. MONDAY OCTOBER 28 Scarehouse Windsor, Downtown Windsor 709 Ouellette Ave., 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., held until October 31
A film like this does not come along often. Not just by its fortuitous completion but the quality of cinematography made all the more stunning by the circumstances. It is reminiscent of something that Soviet studio Mosfilm would have produced in the early 1960s. There are some scenes that seem to have the feeling of utter serenity with the soft, maybe misleading, music. Shot in black and white, the movie takes on an unintentional cinematic quality one would not expect of a film shot covertly. The story picks up with a family at their Disney hotel waiting to go off to their adventure. Jim, the father, has just received a call saying he has lost his job. He shoulders the burden of that information by withholding it from his wife Emily. It is a sort-of formulaic start to this suspense-adventure. Quickly, however, the movie embraces the weird with visions of evil Tiny World characters in disturbing hallucinations. This is not exactly a Halloween movie, it does not really qualify as a horror either, but the timing is right. It is eerie and frightening on a mental level.
Expressions of Joy…Down Syndrome Awareness Art Show, Devonshire Mall, 9:30 a.m.
Certainly there are scenes that do not quite fit the mold of the rest of the movie and it probably has to do with the nature of how it was filmed. Certain shots do not have that breathtaking quality of the others and sometimes things go out of focus.
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The climax has a bizarre twist that seems to come from left field and the ending is a little hard to decipher the meaning from. It kind of lets the viewer down because it goes from being a cinematic masterpiece to something just odd.
Haunted House, Atelier Virginianne 1078 Drouillard, 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., $5.00 per person, held until October 31 WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 30 Dead Before Dawn premiere, Cineplex Odeon Devonshire Mall Cinemas, 7:30 p.m. Rah Rah with The Blue Stones, Phog Lounge Twerk Or Treat, Revival Social Lounge, 9:00 p.m. THURSDAY OCTOBER 31 CJAM Presents: Star Trek: The Band, FM Lounge, 9:00 p.m. Hallow Scream, CAW Student Centre, 8:00 p.m., $10.00 Halloween Pet Photos, Pet Valu 3155 Howard Avenue, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., $10.00 donation
Even with that in mind, this is a film worth watching. Disney seems to think by not litigating this piece that it will keep people unaware of its existence. This is unprecedented, at least at this level. Just because Disney is letting this one slide does not mean that it is likely to get a commercial release. Would-be watchers will have to do some digging for this one.
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JOSHUAHADDON lance reporter __________________________
RIGHT THOUGHTS RIGHT WORDS RIGHT ACTIONS FRANZ FERDINAND It was 2004, I was 18 and managing a record store in Waterloo, Ontario while pretending to go to class. An album came out by a band named Franz Ferdinand, a little magazine called Blender, which does not exist anymore, told me to listen to it. A demo was not sent to our record store so I opened a for sale copy and played it, I then ripped it on to my computer and proceeded to fall in love with it as it played over and over on my brick sized iPod. Fast forward, err, skip forward to 2013. Two lackluster releases from a band I loved had come and gone, but like lovers do, I gave them yet another chance and listened to Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Actions with an open mind. Gone is the why-so-serious feel of their 2009 concept album, Tonight: Franz Ferdinand. Back to basics beats, the band goes. Boisterous and infectious, ‘Right Action’ opens the album perfectly. ‘I come home and practically all is nearly forgiven’ is sung over circular bass lines and a crunchy guitar. This album was a homecoming of sorts artistically and yes, after enjoying the album in its entirety, all was definitely forgiven. The opening track is one of two songs co-produced by Joe Goddard, part of Hot Chip, a British alternative dance band. I imagine this is why I lost control of my limbs and stopped taking notes as my shoulders bopped and my right foot tapped around as if searching for a simpler time with a dance floor. With their “Universe Expanded,” which is the title of track eight, this album delivers some of Franz Ferdinand’s most memorable songs since their 2004 selftitled debut. Their street credit as an elite band had been assassinated, much like their Archduke muse was, former fans of Kapranos and co. now have a reason to come back. The album title was presumptuous, yet a perfect summation for this review; Right Thoughts. Right Words. Right Actions. Franz Ferdinand is back in a big way.
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THE PHALLIC SHRUBBERY Well, as was pointed out in the Trending section, Windsor has hit it big. Jimmy Kimmel picked it up, Stephen Colbert made fun of us (because calling us the Earth’s rectum isn’t enough). This is funnier than the time Windsor got attention because its sewers were getting clogged with condoms. But it’s not funny. That bush was supposed to be made into a caterpillar. Now it will never get the chance to rise and spread its wings.
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NEW MACHINES OF THE NIGHT GYPSY CHIEF GOLIATH A six-piece band with members from across the country (including Windsor), Gypsy Chief Goliath have made international waves with their doom-stonersludge metal sound. Their most recent album, New Machines of the Night, was released this month on Pitch Black Records, an independent European record label. It follows their 2012 record, It’s A Walk In The Mist and has a production value miles ahead of its predecessor. The band’s choice to mix three guitars with harmonica and the distinctive vocal styling of Al ‘The Yeti’ Bones creates a sound of southern heavy metal blues. Like Ronnie Baker Brooks meets Pantera. With the new album they have opened up a bit, creating some more dynamic songs than those that were found on last year’s release. This one is admittedly catchier than expected, with songs like “Got No Soul” and “Secret Liaison” creating ear worms that last for days. But it still has not given up the band’s signature plodding and menacing tones, the likes of which are extremely apparent on the tracks “Slow Leak” and “Uneasy Kings.” “Dirt Meets Rust” and “St. Coven’s Tavern” are two of the strongest tracks on the record. It’s entirely likely you will find yourself swaggering around the house singing along when these ones come on, but giving them a hard listen is very beneficial. “Dirt” features some of my favourite drums on the entire album, while “St. Coven’s” has a bar fight feeling reminiscent of an Alestorm ballad. This ten-track album clocks in at just under forty-five minutes, all of it packed full of energetic head bang inducing greatness that would make this a great record for working out to.
1 THE SADIES* – Internal Sounds (Outside Music) 2 DELTRON 3030 – Event II (Bulk) 3 COUSINS/CONSTRUCTION & DESTRUCTION* – Cousins/Construction & Destruction Split (Noyes) 4 BRAIDS* – Flourish//Perish (Flemish Eye) 5 TV FREAKS* – Two (Schizophrenic) 6 TRENTEMOLLER – Lost (In My Room) 7 BILL CALLAHAN – Dream River (Drag City) 8 BLACKHEART* – Blackheart (Self-Released) 9 CFCF* – Music For Objects (Paper Bag) 10 SARAH NEUFELD* – Hero Brother (Constellation) 11 THE FLATLINERS* – Dead Language (New Damage) 12 THE MARK INSIDE* – Dark Hearts Can Radiate White Light (Vampire Dance) 13 THE CREEPSHOW* – Life After Death (People LikeYou) 14 ROYAL CANOE* – Today We’re Believers (Nevado) 15 THE ALBERTANS* – Dangerous Anything (Ernest Jenning Recording Co.) 16 TIM MCGRAFF* – Break These Chains (Bandanna) 17 THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE – SoulVisions (Featuring Rising Appalachia) (Self-Released) 18 LAB COAT* – Walking On Ayr (Mammoth Cave) 19 GRAND ANALOG* – Modern Thunder (The Shadow Cabinet) 20 MANIACAL4 – Carry On (Armored) 21 SHUJAAT HUSAIN KHAN & KATAYOUN GOUDARZI – Spring (Self-Released) 22 CHICO TRUJILLO – Gran Pecador (Barbes) 23 CACTUS CHANNEL – Wooden Boy (Hope Street) 24 CONGO NATTY – Jungle Revolution (Big Dada) 25 MAYA JANE COLES – Comfort (I Am Me) 26 MIKAEL JORGENSEN & GREG O’KEEFE – Mikael Jorgensen & Greg O’keefe (Butterscotch) 27 NATIVE – Orthodox (Sargent House) 28 GIPSY KINGS – Savor Flamenco (Knitting Factory) 29 NEKO CASE – The Worse Things Get,The Harder I Fight,The Harder I Fight… (Anti-) 30 ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ROOTS – Wise Up Ghost (Blue Note)
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Men’s b-ball poised for redemption KIMELLIOTT lance reporter __________________________ The Lancer men’s basketball team look upon last year’s enviable first place finish in regular season of the OUA West division and a trip to the Final Four in the provincial championship Wilson Cup, as a season that needs to be redeemed. That’s because even by their own standards the men’s basketball team had all of the veteran leadership, sophomore role players, and first rate rookie potentials to at least win the Provincial Championship if not the National Crown. In fact their season started with a decisive comeback victory of the eventual national champion Carleton Ravens and perennial CIS
powerhouse. After a very successful preseason against D1 teams from South of the border, and three consecutive wins over top ranked competition from the Canadian prairies, Coach Chris Oliver and his veterans look forward to a promising season for the blue and gold. “We have a solid veteran foundation and we have been working to blend our newcomers in and bring them up to our standards. The [preseason] process has been positive and enjoyable. This has been a very productive group to coach,” said Oliver. At the end of last year’s sudden exit from the final four (largely due to the injury of starting point guard Josh Collins) fifth year senior and co-captain Lien Phillip,
who averages double figures in points and rebounds as the mainstay of the Lancers’ offense and defense, said “Although I was personally recognized as a member of the All Canadian team at the National Championship Tournament, it would’ve been nicer to be there with my team. I definitely felt we deserved to be there.” Josh Collins who is also a fifth year veteran and co-captain, returning starting point guard, who was selected to the OUA West 2nd all-star team said “Although things didn’t pan out for us at the end of last year, it’s very realistic for us to compete for a championship at the provincial and national level. We have a great mix of older and younger guys. Especially younger guys who can do some things offensively and defensively that
some of the exiting players could not do consistently. So we are much deeper and I believe our best is definitely yet to come. As for me personally, of course I must remain free of injury.” Other key returnees are shooting second team all-star guard Enricho Diloreto, and sophomore forwards Evan Mathews, Rotimi Osuntola Jr. and Ismar Seferagic who must all assist the coaching staff in providing the leadership necessary to win at the next level for their role players and promising rookies. Look for a smarter, faster Lancers team that understand that “speed beats power” and taking down the heavy weights in the league.
Windsor Express hopes new practice facilities can fuel championship run KAEDENWALLS lance reporter __________________________ Matt Dumochelle, director of basketball operations had the pleasure of revealing the Windsor Express’ new deal with the Rose City Islamic Centre. “We are very proud to say that you are now standing in the home of the Windsor Express. We will be using this as a practice facility, and we are thrilled to be here,” said Dumochelle. With the former expansion team starting their second training camp on October 21, this season is certainly an important one as they are trying to build on the success that they had last year; earning the number three seed and nearly making it out of the semi-finals. After losing arguably their best player last year, Greg Surmascz, (who signed with the league champions, London Lightning), they had to retool a roster that had lost their leading re-bounder. They started by drafting Dennaryl Rice in the first round of the
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NBL draft. Rice, 30, a proven guard who has played in many leagues around North America, said, “I’m going to come in here, and work hard, that’s my motto. Practice hard and it will translate over onto the court.” Bill Jones, head coach of the team has said that he will be in competition with guard Darren Duncan for the starting position. After being so close to the finals last year, losing game five of their semi-finals to the Summerside Storm by six points, this team has a championship mentality. “The organization as a whole has one high level goal, and that’s to make the championship. The expectation on the players are very high,” CEO Dartis Willis said. Bill Jones agreed with Willis on his statement, “To be the number one seed we have to get out better. Last year we started slow and that can’t happen again. This is a team with a good mix of leadership and skill and with their talent should have a chance to reach their goals and bring a championship home to Windsor.”
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Lancers limp into playoffs MIKESPECHT sports editor __________________________ Having faced the top two offences in OUA football in consecutive weeks, the (4-4) Lancers football team has proven that it is unable to compete with top level talent. The Blue and Gold were shut out in the first quarter of each match, posted deficits of three scores at the half against Western and Ottawa respectively. The problem for the Lancers has been the inability of Austin Kennedy and co. to sustain drives early in games.
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Against Ottawa, the Lancers didn’t find the end zone until the seven minute mark of the third quarter cutting the Gee Gee’s lead to 28-7. The Lancers would muster another score in the 4th before allowing Ottawa to blow the doors off with 17 unanswered points, leading to a 45-15 final.
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With a first round date in Guelph against the top ranked Gryphons defence, the Lancers could be in for more headaches against the team that beat them on an overtime rouge in early September. Windsor currently ranks 8th in combined offence and defense categories, and have allowed 45 or more points in three of eight games this season. Conversely the Gryphons have yet to allow
an opposing offense to score over 25 points, and boast for players with over 5.5 sacks. Coincidentally, the Lancers were only able to muster a safety in the first quarter against the Gryphons trailing 12-2 going into the second frame. The problems for the Lancers appear to be many as they face the Gryphons who rank 7th nationally, any hope for an upset starts at the quarterback position. Austin Kennedy has been mediocre since suffering a knee injury against the Toronto Varsity Blues in week four, his inability to run the football combined with untimely picks has been the focal point for the Lancers fall from grace. Prior to his injury the Lancers ranked 2nd behind the historically potent Western Mustangs. Kennedy though, appears to be on the mend having rushed for 26 yards against the Gee Gee’s last Saturday (triple his total since the Toronto game.) The ability for the quarterback to tuck and run is what this offense is based on, if Kennedy is not able to extend drives with his feet the Lancers will fall behind early. Facing a team that has clearly improved all facets this season, the Lancers may be in trouble Sunday night in Guelph.
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MIKESPECHT sports editor __________________________ The Windsor Lancers baseball club defeated the Concordia Stingers to earn gold at the CIBA National Championship, Sunday night in Amherstburg.
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Needing extra innings to dispose of
Concordia, the winning run was scored off the bat of catcher Michael-Anthony Ferrato in the bottom of the ninth. “We played well when it mattered the most,” Lancers head coach Frank Jeney in an interview with the Windsor Star. The Lancers went 4-1 on the tournament and received strong pitching from their staff which includes former Blue Jays prospect Zack Breault.
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Mustangs just around the corner ANKURKUMAR lance reporter __________________________ While the men’s hockey team has a three-game winning streak at the moment; they are not the only team with bragging rights. The Lancers women’s hockey team has their own winning streak in the works after winning two more games this past weekend over the Laurier Golden Hawks and the Nipissing Lakers. The team is currently 3-2-1 heading into the weekend. Friday night’s victory over the Lakers will be one many will reflect upon years later. Although early in the season, many of the players gave Lancer Nation a lot to be impressed with. Rookie Marissa Kozovski earned a shutout over the Lakers – the same game where Bree Polci scored three goals, including the game winner. Polci joins Jenny MacKnight as one of two Lancers with hat-tricks this season. While the game against the Lakers was
a scoring fury, things were a little more tame the next evening against the Laurier Golden Hawks. The Lancers still walked away with a 3-2 victory, most notable for Andrea Benac’s fourth goal in as many games this season. An early test for the women’s hockey team will be this weekend against the Western Mustangs. Currently in first place in the OUA with a threegame winning streak of their own, the Mustangs are also ranked 10th nationally. Furthermore, they are, along with the University of Regina, one of two schools with five wins in all of Canada. The Mustangs are on a rapid pace to make a name for themselves this season after losing in last year’s OUA Championship Finals to Queen’s Gaels – a team which had beaten the Lancers in the first round. Both teams have had tremendous success already and will be each other’s biggest contenders thus far this season. Catch the action on October 26 at South Windsor Arena, 7:30 p.m.
Winning streak to three ANKURKUMAR lance reporter __________________________ The Lancers spoiled the Golden Hawks homecoming weekend this past Saturday. After defeating the nationally ranked Waterloo Warriors 5-2 the Friday night before, the Lancers took a big step by defeating Laurier University 4-2. The Lancers will bring a 3-1-0 record, along with a three-game win streak, to South Windsor Arena this Friday night. The team will start their upcoming four-game home stand with a visit from the Western Mustangs, who recently lost to Toronto Varsity Blues. The opening portion of the 2013-14 schedule has had the Lancers rebound from an 8-1 devastation on opening night at home to outscoring opponents 14-6 in the previous three games. With the 2-1-0 Mustangs in town, the Lancers will expect another championship caliber performance from the opposition. The Lancers posted 42 minutes in pen-
alties against the Warriors, including 10-minute misconducts charged to Drew Palmer and Josh Graves. Facing the Hawks, things were tamer compared to the hostile two-game series in the pre-season, as the Lancers were penalized a shallow three times. Drew Palmer scored once and collected three assists on the weekend and Spencer Pommells upped his totals with a pair of goals and three assists. While rough play is a distraction for the Lancers, it has not been deterrence yet, as leading players are putting up a multitude of points. However, the Mustangs have scored on one power play in each of their first three games this season and will look to build upon that category if the Lancers frequent the penalty box. Nonetheless, when these two rivals collide, a slobber knocker of goals and fists are to be expected. As the one-two finishers in the OUA West last season, look forward to a memorable first of two regular season meetings on Friday October 25 at South Windsor Arena, 7:30 p.m.
WINDSOR, ON, OCTOBER 18, 2013 BMO, the Official Bank of the Canadian Hockey League, brought BMO Ultimate CHL Fan Appreciation Night to Windsor last night. One lucky fan was picked from the crowd to represent Windsor and the Windsor Spitfires in the bank’s national contest to name the 2013 BMO Ultimate CHL Fan. Scott Boucher was crowned the BMO Ultimate Windsor Spitfires Fan, answering the highest number of Spitfires trivia questions correctly against two other Windsor Spitfires fans. Mr. Boucher received a signed Spitfires team jersey with the BMO Ultimate CHL Fan crest and a $50 pre-paid MasterCard. He is now eligible to be entered into the draw to win the Ontario Hockey League grand prize: a trip for two to the 2014 MasterCard Memorial Cup in London, Ontario (May 23 to 25). Between October 13 and December 6, BMO Ultimate CHL Fan Appreciation Night will be held in 42 communities across Canada. Forty-two BMO Ultimate CHL Fans will be crowned in their respective communities. From these winners, three Ultimate Fans will be named the BMO Ultimate CHL Fan for each of their respective leagues – the OHL, WHL, and QMJHL – and will receive the grand prize trip to London, Ontario in May 2014. RECORDS FALL ON FINAL DAY OF OUA REGULAR SEASON October 19, 2013 OTTAWA (CIS) – A plethora of CIS and OUA football records fell on Saturday as the regular season came to an end in the Ontario conference. It was a historic day in London, where the nationally top-ranked Western Mustangs completed their first 8-0 campaign since 1998 and secured first place in the OUA standings thanks to a convincing 50-10 victory over visiting York (2-6). Thanks to their seventh 50-pluspoint performance of the fall – a new CIS record, the Mustangs finished the regular schedule with 458, easily surpassing the previous singleseason OUA mark of 424 set by the Greg Marshall-coached McMaster Marauders in 2003. Their tally ranks third on the all-time CIS list behind Laval’s 481 points in 2003 and Saint Mary’s 480 in 2001. Individually, a pair of Western standouts also had record-breaking afternoons. Playing in his final regular season game, senior Lirim Hajrullahu scored 20 points and was a perfect 5-for-5 on field goal attempts to become the highest-scoring player in CIS history
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and the most prolific kicker in OUA annals, with 422 points and 77 field goals over his five-year career. Meanwhile, thanks to a personalbest 547 passing yards, his teammate Will Finch set a single-season CIS record with 3,047, eclipsing the 3,033 yards amassed in 2009 by Michael Faulds, also in a Mustang uniform. With 32 completions in 48 attempts, the sophomore quarterback from Burlington, ON., also set an OUA season mark with a completion percentage of 69.7, slightly better than McMaster’s Kyle Quinlan’s success rate from a year ago (68.9). TOP 8 ACADEMIC ALLCANADIANS CIS ANNOUNCES 2012-2013 RECIPIENTS October 21, 2013 OTTAWA (CIS) – Canadian Interuniversity Sport proudly announced Monday the student-athletes selected as Top Eight Academic All-Canadians for the 20122013 season. The elite group will be honoured at Rideau Hall in Ottawa later this fall. Every year, a growing number of CIS student-athletes are recognized as Academic All-Canadians, having maintained an average of 80 per cent or better over the academic year while competing for one - or more - of their university’s varsity teams. In 2012-2013, a record 2,695 students achieved the prestigious status, eclipsing the previous mark of 2,617 set a year ago. Five CIS universities had 100 Academic All-Canadians or more last year, including Western (132), Waterloo (118), Alberta (117), Laval (111) and Dalhousie (100). Rounding out the national top 10 were Calgary (99), Queen’s (98), Acadia (91), Manitoba (91) and UNB (87). Among these outstanding individuals, one female and one male studentathlete from each of the four CIS regional associations are selected annually to make up the Top Eight. The ‘12-13 recipients from Atlantic University Sport (AUS) are UNB swimmer Monica MacDonald and Acadia hockey player Travis Gibbons, both kinesiology students. Representing the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) are a pair of medical students, Montreal soccer player Émilie Chamard and McGill football player Laurent DuvernayTardif. The winners from Ontario University Athletics (OUA) are Toronto track & field star Alicia Brown, who specializes in visual culture and communications, as well as Steven Takahashi, a wrestler and kinesiology major at Western.