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n their first taste of playoff action, the Lancers drew blood in dismissing the feisty Brock Badgers 85-61 in an OUA West semifinal at home on Saturday. Both teams came out with playoff intensity from the open whistle. The Lancers scrapped their way to a 23-18 advantage after the first quarter. Both teams produced evenly with 19 points apiece over the next 10 minutes of play. Despite a spirited effort by Brock’s Jameson Tipping, who topped all first half scorers with 11 points, Windsor maintained a five-point lead at 42-37 heading into the locker room at the half time. Energy and production wise, the

Enrico Diloreto in the Lancers Saturday 85-61 win over the Brock Badgers • photo Edwin Tam

Lancers captain Josh Collins.

We demonstrated today that as a group of individually talented guys we can put the team before all else CHRISOLIVER, LANCERS MEN’S BASKETBALL HEAD COACH

Lancers got the leadership on the floor from the players they needed to get it from, namely in power forward Lien Phillip who outpaced all scorers with 21 points and 13 rebounds. “The guys really have my back,” Phillips said. “They were saying, come on Lien you gotta get into it, we need you. So I started rebounding aggressively and the buckets started falling easier as well and that felt really good.”

“The good thing about our 10man rotation is that it doesn’t matter who comes in and if someone is having a good game, we’re just happy for him and we keep pushing it to him,” Phillip added. The Lancers also got 15 points from sophomore Evan Mathews and rookie sensation Ismar Seferagic, along with a solid 10 points from Enricho Diloreto and eight timely points from

For the Badgers, Mark Gibson lead the way with 17 points, Jameson Tipping had 15 points, Mike Luby had 12 points and C. J. Smith added 11 points. Percentage wise, both teams shot respectably from the floor with Windsor having a slight edge of 41.5 per cent versus 35.3 per cent from two point range and 38.9 per cent versus 36.4 per cent from three point range. Both teams struggled at the free throw line, however, with Brock slightly prevailing at 64.3 per cent over 63.6 per cent for Windsor. “I am so proud of our guys today,” Lancers head coach Chris Oliver said. “Not only was it a great win, but they really showed how much of a

team they are today. Our motto is ‘one team, one family’ and as families go we may be a bit dysfunctional at times; that’s just the way it is. But, we demonstrated today that as a group of individually talented guys we can put the team before all else.” Hoping to pull off a second post-season upset, disappointed Brock coach Brad Roots said, “We had them within seven at a couple points in the final quarter, but we just couldn’t capitalize. They hit a couple of threes, then eventually wore us down and were able to pull away.” It wasn’t the Lancers 10-man rotation that wore down the Badgers, according to Roots. SEE ‘MEN’S HOOPS’ 14 w



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a new pub should take the laptop be on campus away; why banning laptops in the classroom is a legit policy

Let’s all hope that the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance doesn’t purchase Ali Babba’s restaurant on University Avenue as the new student pub. First of all, it’s off campus. Why should students and staff be forced off campus? Secondly, the fact that the UWSA board of directors considered approving up to $600,000 be used to purchase the restaurant is mind boggling. The UWSA has a massive annual budget and, with every passing year, a new crop of executives come along to take control of the purse. Decisions should not be made at whim, and allocating $600,000 for a facility off campus seems entirely illogical; at least spend the money on campus. The Lance reported recently that UWSA general manager Dale Coffin had reservations about the project and how quickly the board was moving: “I think someone has got to stand up and say, ‘How did we go from we’re going to look into this seven days ago, to we want $600,000?’” The UWSA has a fair share of experience in spending students’ money. Having spent over $250,000 on the Coming Home Music Festival, after all revenue and expenses were accounted for, the event cost the UWSA— meaning they lost— $37,000. Sure students had a great time, but were they directly consulted when the decision was made? No. The same goes for this pub. If the UWSA are serious about replacing the former pub, then the decision should only come after consultations with the student body. Many students are still upset and indeed angry that the UWSA sold off the pub space in the basement of the CAW Student Centre and rightfully so. It’s called the CAW Student Centre, and it was the students’ own pub. While the pub itself had a long history of fiscal mismanagement, it doesn’t mean that students don’t deserve nor want a pub; it just means it needs to be managed differently. So here is my plea to the UWSA: please don’t spend $600,000 off campus before looking into opportunities to spend that cash on campus. Also, could you maybe spend a bit less than $600,000? Thanks, -Jon Liedtke

I AM WEAK. Instead of doing work, I go on Twitter; when it’s time to buckle down, I have to turn on an app that shuts down all of my social media. I can’t resist the vortex of information on the Internet whether I’m in class, on the bus, or at home. I read the news when I walk my dog and browse Foursquare when I come to a new place. And I’m not the only one. University of Ottawa professors have the ability to ban electronics in the classroom and I’m all for this policy. One glance around a crowded lecture hall will show that most people are web surfing. Why listen to a professor drone on when half a dozen of your friends are dying to tell you about the latest gossip? Students against the ban might argue that we’re all grown-ups who assume responsibility for our own actions, but that’s not realistic. At the end of the day, we know we’ll go on Facebook and Twitter, or browse cat memes. The reason we’re mad about laptops banned from classrooms is that we wouldn’t be able to stay plugged in; we’d be forced to learn really boring theory from a guy whose name most of us can’t even remember. Not fun. Personally, I’ve seen a rise in my grades when I put my laptop away. I dusted off my pen and paper and started bringing it to the classroom, which made me more engaged and involved— the profs can actually see my face this way instead of trying to make eye contact with the cat sticker on my computer lid. It’s so nice when teachers know what their students look like. Whenever I give a presentation and see people texting, I get nervous and irritated: Was my hardresearched material too boring? Am I boring? Will they pay attention if I start tap dancing? Our poor professors have to put up with technologically induced ADD in every class. It’s disrespectful and unnecessary. The professors won’t ever top the hilarity of the latest Lazy College Senior meme, but that’s no reason not to pay attention to them. That’s why I support technology bans in the classroom— they are eye-opening and annoying, and they work. It’s good to know I can survive three hours without my dear laptop, and it’s nice to work on my calligraphy skills too. Above all, I want to learn, even if that means parting with my MacBook for a while. Jane Lytvynenko — The Fulcrum (University of Ottawa)


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NDP Horwath says she can cure youth unemployment Ontario NDP leader plans to make it simple to land work post-grad Andrea Horeath stopped in at The Lance office to talk about her new programs • photo Jay Verspeelt

JONLIEDTKE features editor __________________________


ntario New Democratic Party leader Andrea Horwath is hoping to bring a new youth employment program to the legislative table. Horwath, a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario representing the riding of Hamilton Centre, was chosen as NDP leader in 2009. As the first woman to lead the Ontario NDPs and the second ever female leader with representation in the provincial legislature, Howath has made waste of glass ceilings and intends to do the same with the minority Liberal government. “We have heard loudly and

clearly from Ontarians,” said Horwath. “They want some action and that is why I really think we can start actually achieving things. People have been on the back burner for far too long; we need to get some results for people. The focus has got to be getting back to business and getting results for Ontario families.”

Having toured the province soliciting input from young Ontarians, Horwath is seeking to lower the youth unemployment rate through job creation. Statistics Canada reports a national unemployment rate for youth (ages 15 to 24) of 13.5 per cent last month compared to seven per cent for adults over 25.

Horwath believes that the lack of job opportunities for youth is creating “pressure where families are torn apart as young people leave.” For Horwath, the youth retention issue is directly connected to the debt that burdens graduates. Horwath claims that she, if elected, would seek to freeze tuition in an effort to “find the way to ensure that post-secondary education is affordable and of high quality.”

Howath’s brain child is the First Start Program. Aimed at Ontarians aged 16-26, the fourto six-month job placement program would incorporate a training component and subsidize wages to employers, who would only have to pay hires $12 hourly. While existing programs exist to assist youth, Horwath explained that First Start “wouldn’t require a lot of

hoops to be jumped through or other requirements to be fulfilled. It really is about getting a chance to learn and learn.” Under the program, employers would pay a certain amount of wage and the government would cover majority of it providing the employer offers both on-site learning and meaningful work experience. Horwath said she would close tax loopholes to fund the program. “[Ontarians are] more supportive of programs to help young people get their first job than they would allow companies to write-off expensive meals and entertainment for their customers for example.” Horwath’s success as a woman in politics has been influential to many young women she

has met in her recent campus appearances. She is openly excited to know her position creates opportunities and influences young women. “When you look at all of the municipal councils, provincial legislatures and the federal government, women are still less than 30 per cent representation and that is not a good thing,” said Horwath. “It’s a matter of making sure those other ranks are being equally filled by women.” While there are six female premiers in the country, Horwath believes that there is still a need for more women in top electoral positions across Canada.

UWindsor celebrates cultural diversity Celebration of Nations educates through interest FAIZAMIRZA news editor __________________________

jall, an international student from India.

he University of Windsor was filled with sights, sounds and smells from every corner of the globe on Feb. 14 as cultural diversity was championed at the Celebration of Nations.


For many students the event was another way to remove the stigma surrounding them and their countries.

Many countries, including Nigeria, Pakistan, India, Saudi Arabia, China, Brazil and Philippines participated in the CAW Student Centre commons, with performances and displays representing ethnic delights from their countries.

Reyous Algohan, a student from Saudi Arabia, said, “This is my second year as a participant and it [Celebration of Nation] is definitely getting bigger. Most of the people on this side of the hemisphere do not know much about us. What they know is generally stereotypical, but once they interact with us it is easier for them to understand that we are not very different from them. This is exactly what Celebration of Nations does.”

“I think it is certainly a great way to celebrate and understand different cultures. This initiative brought all of us closer to each other and helped us in appreciating the differences. It made me feel that we are all a part of one big family,” said Deepthi Goppumuj-

Being a multicultural country, Canada is one of the most attractive locations for international students. Many of them travel all the way from Africa and Asia to receive quality

education and get exposed to foreign culture. Some of them are apprehensive and may suffer from cultural shock, however, events such as these help students transition significantly. Veronica Olalere, a student from Nigeria, said, “I am really glad that University of Windsor has provided us with a platform to display our diversity in every possible way. When students and immigrants come to North America, they have no idea what challenges they will be faced with. These events help us in understanding North American culture and at the same time provide North Americans with an opportunity to understand our culture. Olalere thinks that initiatives such as Celebration of Nations serve as an ice breaker between Canadian and international students.

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Mind the glass ceiling

Aboriginal law program proposed

UWindsor shows commitment to address gender pay inequity

Program to offer insight into social and legal aspects FAIZAMIRZA news editor __________________________


petition is circulating at the University of Windsor’s law school over the potential creation of an Aboriginal Law program. Caitlin L. Beresford, one of the initiators and students of the law school, said, “Windsor Law has two classes in Aboriginal law and one of them focuses more on social and legal aspects of indigenous people. Our professor, Ron George, a practicing lawyer out of Sarnia, gave us insight into what it was like growing up on a reserve, working on a reserve and living there today.” FAIZAMIRZA news editor __________________________


ew concerns over gender based pay inequity have brought the glass ceiling back in to focus. In a recent decision by the University of British Columbia, the base pay of all women in the professoriate and instructor streams is expected to rise by two per cent in an effort to eliminate gender pay inequities determined almost seven years ago. A report published by to Maclean’s magazine shows that women on average earn approximately 16 per cent less as compared to men, according to Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development member countries, which includes Canada. OECD claims in the upper echelon of the corporate hierarchy, women are paid 21 per cent less than their male counterparts. “It is a real problem, not only in the professoriate but across jobs and occupations,” said Martha Reavley, faculty member at the University of Windsor’s Odette School of Business. “Gender pay inequity remains one of the biggest challenges faced by North American women in the working force.” “Women’s work is generally undervalued. On average, across occupations, women continue to make approximately 70 cents for every dollar earned by a man,” said Reavley. “Women are now receiving doctorates at the same rate as men. In some disciplines, they now receive the majority of terminal degrees, however, still face challenges of getting hired and getting tenure in salary.” Reavley believes that more transparency with salary policy would go a long way in alleviating this problem. “Normally, negotiations of salaries are rather

blind processes because the salary range is known but that ‘magic number’ is not. Deans may have an interest in keeping salaries at the low end of the range whereas the prospective employee has an interest in getting the highest salary they can get— quite naturally,” said Reavley. According to Reavley, without reliable and in depth data on what others have been paid and the nature of overall salary packages, it’s hard to know where the best deal from the perspective of the new-hire really lies. “This information is not easily retrievable.” “The University of Windsor is committed to ensuring that there is no inequity in pay based on gender. It is true that there is ample evidence of historical inequities across our country,” said University of Windsor president Alan Wildeman. “Through collective bargaining processes and job reviews, we have systems that discourage against inequity occurring,” Wildeman added. “However, if there are situations where someone feels that there is genderbased inequity, we try to address it. We review compensation trends and strive to ensure that they are fair and equitable.” Wildeman showed his commitment towards eradication of gender pay inequity and emphasized that “without question, pay equity for women is something that we must ensure.” Reavley believes awareness of pay inequity issues is important from the start in order to prevent a lifetime of suppressed income. “This first negotiation sets your remuneration throughout your career generally. So, if you don’t do well when hired, you continue to proceed poorly. There are some exceptions as changes are made in some cases but they are relatively few in number.”

According to Beresford, frustration with a local program that some of the students were involved in was also one of the reasons which prompted them to initiate this proposal. “As part of this program, we were seeing where we could take social justice for Aboriginal people. We wanted to get out into the community and make our presence known. However, we failed to achieve that success because the program was in its infancy,” said Beresford. “It originally started as a program to assist Aboriginal people within the community but, as we continued discussing options between ourselves and our class and what was going to be cost effective, we realized that a specialization program at Windsor would actually be more relevant.” Michelle Pilutti, assistant dean in administration at Windsor Law School, stressed the significance of providing justice to different members of the society. “Access to justice is an important theme at Windsor Law. It is through this lens that we strive to maintain student accessibility, particularly from underrepresented groups, and

to provide support structures to ensure success in our academic programs,” said Pilutti. “It is crucial that Canadian Universities, particularly law schools, respond to the access to justice needs of Aboriginal people. We are hopeful that by providing an opportunity to specialize in Aboriginal law it will shed more light on Aboriginal values, traditions and issues that are faced by this historically disadvantaged group. In addition, it may encourage our students to ultimately pursue careers in government, education, NGOs research, and policy development,” she added.

law students study Aboriginal law for a number of reasons,” Sanderson said. “Most importantly, because Aboriginal law is … a foundational tradition in Canadian law. Another reason is that the Canadian economy is highly resource development dependent and Indigenous people hold rights and interests with respect to those lands. The Constitution requires consultation with Indigenous people when their interests may be affected by state action, and the Constitution further requires accommodation of Indigenous interests with respect to state actions.”

It is crucial that Canadian universities respond to the access to justice needs of Aboriginal people MICHELLEPILUTTI ASSISTANT DEAN,WINDSOR LAW

According to Beresford, very few Canadian universities offer diverse programs in Aboriginal law but most of them don’t provide students with an option of graduating with a specialized degree. “The program would allow for those interested in Aboriginal law to gain theoretical and practical knowledge and experience. They would be able to learn about Aboriginal cultures and the various issues that communities deal with respect to land claims and treaty rights, self-governance, poverty, discrimination or criminal law,” said Beresford. “The program similarly would allow us to serve a population in need of legal assistance, by supporting Aboriginal clients through advocacy and research.” Douglas Sanderson, assistant professor at University of Toronto and an expert in Aboriginal law, also shares similar views. “It is important that Canadian

Beresford the law school is currently in the preliminary phase of curriculum development. For now, the proposal entails inclusion of mandatory Indigenous legal traditions and Aboriginal law in society classes, as well as participation in the Aboriginal Kawaskimhon moot and independent research project. Pilutti is hopeful that by developing an area of specialization in Aboriginal law, the interest and number of Aboriginal applicants will increase. Currently, the proposal is complete and the students are being approached to sign it. Once the petition is closed and the proposal is finalized, the request will be submitted to the dean’s office for consideration “We have support from Legal Aid Ontario, as well as other firms that specialize in Aboriginal law and, hopefully, this will become a reality for next semester,” said Beresford.


Green light for St. Patrick’s Day party Not all establishments want to share in the shamrock draped day

West-end bars are greening up in preperation for a Sandwich Town St. Patrick’s Day festival on March 17 • photo Jay Verspeelt

JAYVERSPEELT lance writer __________________________


xcitement over planned Sandwich Town St. Patrick’s Day celebrations is not shared by all businesses in the west-end. A street closure approved by city council, allowing festively minded bar goers to safely travel from one watering-hole to the next is being tackled by one business owner. Bill Davies, owner of Wally’s Bait and Tackle, is the only person who opposes the festivities this year.

“March is a very important month for us because people are out there buying tackle— our new equipment. Cabin fever people can’t wait to get out as almost 80 per cent of our business is done on weekends. BIA stands for Business Improvement Association not Bar Improvement Association,” he said. Davies said his store is struggling and is worried that the festival will negatively affect his business. Similar oppositions arose last year over a downtown St. Patrick’s Day street closure when a number of Chatham Street

businesses protested over similar reasons. David Grimaldi, executive director for the Sandwich Towne Business Association, said the organization plans to close Sandwich Street between Detroit and Brock streets, save for the foot traffic of (sometimes tipsy) calibrators of Ireland’s patron saint for safety. No alcohol would be sold or festivities happen on the roads, but patrons would be able to move freely between establishments in the designated area with beverages in hand. Other BIA members believe the

extra foot traffic may be a positive force although Grimaldi said that the association is trying to mitigate any losses that Davies may incur. At a Feb. 19 council meeting, Ward 4 Coun. Alan Halberstadt questioned, “So you are suggesting that there might be losses?” “To be fair to him, if you (Davies) are suffering and we are making profit that day, we are going to work with you and mitigate your losses,” said Grimaldi. “That offer stands?” asked Halberstadt.

“No, he declined the offer,” said Grimaldi Davies told the council that the offer would have had stayed valid if he had not voiced his concerns to council members. “They were trying to buy my silence,” said Davies. After about 30 minutes of discussion, council approved the permit. The event, dubbed The Irish Quarter, in Sandwich Town will take place on Sunday, March 17 starting at 11 a.m.

Residents against UWSA elections west-end park closures back on track West-end habitants willing to fight to save parks FARAHAKIL lance writer _________________


he City of Windsor has put 18 city parks on the chopping block including five are in the west-end. Fabio Costante, a University of Windsor law student and founder of Our West End, a grass roots organization that strives toward the improvement and the preservation of parks in west-end, has been petitioning against the proposed park closures. “We took it upon ourselves to provide the community a chance at feedback,” said UWindsor business student Ahmed Farhan, who was organizing a Feb. 23 petition against the park closures. “All the five parks are within one kilometre radius of each other in the area called Bridgeview.” The petition was cancelled due to, what Costante called “premature process.” “City of Windsor administration will review the 18 parks over the next nine years, two parks per year, and will make recommendations to city council regarding the disposition of parks under consideration,” said Costante. “One of the two parks up for review this year is South Tilston, located at the Bridgeview neighbourhood in the west-end.” According to Farhan, the city ad-

Staffer blaimed for delay in process

ministration is considering closing the parks because it’s facing budgetary constraints.

JONLIEDTKE features editor __________________________

Earlier this month, west-end residents attended a city-led meeting to hear the rationale behind the proposed closures of Long and South Tilston parks. However, many of them were dissatisfied with the proposal. Some believe that the closure will further decline the real estate value of their houses whereas others were concerned about the loss of playgrounds for their children.

new election timeline has been passed by the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance after it canceled upcoming elections at an emergency council meeting earlier this month.

Bahia Chalhoub, a west-end resident, believes that the park in her neighbourhood is ideal for her three children and is a place she relies on for their entertainment and exercise. “I would be very disappointed if the city goes on with their decision to shut down those parks,” said Chalhoub. “If anything, we need more parks. It keeps everyone away from technology, it keeps the children active and it brings the community closer and that is what actually provides the positive energy and the improvement towards our community.” Costante believes there is no immediate threat of city council closing down any parks. “To legitimatize the shutdown of any public space the city administration must first hold a public consultation with residents in the area to gauge their thoughts on the potential closure,” said Costante.


The UWSA had planned to run two new executive positions in the election, thereby expanding its executive membership from four to six, but were informed by legal counsel that policies were not followed because the positions had not been enacted into bylaw. “There were allegations that the six exec policy passed earlier was not allowed, which meant that we couldn’t include new positions,” explained UWSA vicepresident university affairs Mohammad Akbar, who proposed expanding the number of executives to help improve efficiency. “Originally, the idea was to take [the two new positions] out. But a point was brought up that you can’t just change the elections whenever you feel like it ... once it’s approved, you have to cancel it and do it again,” said Akbar. The new election timeline moves voting to March 26 through 28. Voting was initially to take place March 12 to 14. The nomination period is Feb. 25 through March 6. The campaigning period for candidates will be from March 10 until March 23. The two proposed executive positions are not included in the nominations.

There are 45 seats up for grabs for council, senate and board of directors, including a new council representative for Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. The previously announced referendum question will remain, which asks students whether they want the UWSA to continue its membership with the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance. Students are currently paying $2.82 per semester, plus inflation, for OUSA membership. The only problem Akbar foresees with the upcoming election would result from candidates who lose and try to appeal because the election had been recalled. “That happens every year and whether their appeals are legitimate or not, we have to see,” explained Akbar who added that an appeal is based on a number of rules. Hiring for the position of deputy returning officer is taking place as Jordan Renaud resigned from his position, claiming corruption and influence were hindering the election. At a Feb. 7 council meeting, a motion was brought forward to oust chief returning officer Ebenezer Fordjour. Members of council alleged that he failed to perform his job duties. Fordjour is still employed with the UWSA. The next council meeting is taking place Feb. 28. Akbar explained that while the motion didn’t pass, “If something has to happen, it is probably going to happen then.”


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national news briefs Publisher suing McMaster and librarian for $3.5 million

PORK BUTCHER DEMONSTRATION DINNER (Wednesday, Feb. 27 @ 6 p.m., Rino’s Kitchen) Vegetarians beware. Butcher Jamie Waldron will help guide you through the process of how your dinner arrives on your plate from farm to fork. Beginning with Harold Wagner’s Farm to Waldron’s butcher block, through Rino’s Kitchen and onto your plate. The fourcourse dinner menu is inspired by the different meals of the day, all showcasing local Berkshire Pork. Farm to table Essex County style. (519-962-8843, $50)

HAMILTON (CUP) — Edwin Mellen Press is suing a McMaster librarian, along with the university, for $3.5 million in damages over a libel claim stemming from a 2010 blog post. The Ontario Superior Court of Justice is now trying the case of Dale Askey and McMaster versus Edwin Mellen Press (EMP). Askey published a series of personal blog posts critiquing the publisher under the title, “The Curious Case of Edwin Mellen Press” three years ago.

FREEDOM TO READ WEEK LAUNCH (Thursday, Feb. 28 @ 7:30 p.m., Milk Coffee Bar) The freedom to read can never be taken for granted. Even in Canada, a free country by world standards, books and magazines are banned at the border. Schools and libraries are regularly asked to remove books and magazines from their shelves. Free expression on the Internet is under attack. Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom. Join Biblioasis, the Bookroom and all lovers of literature at Milk for an evening of reading from banned or controversial books. (free)

In his blog posts, Askey stated that Edwin Mellen Press produced books of low quality and was a “junk publisher” that regularly published second-class works that were exorbitantly overpriced. He also claimed that the press treated its authors in an unprofessional manner and, as a librarian, had seen many poorly edited and poorly bound books published by EMP. Askey was issued legal notice in June 2012 as a result of the alleged defamatory statements. The notice also identifies McMaster University as co-defendant. The plaintiff, EMP, claims that by refusing to force Askey to remove his defamatory comments, McMaster has vicariously adopted his defamatory and libelous statements.

NEFIDOVS CD RELEASE PARTY (Friday, March 1 @ 10 p.m., FM Lounge) The Nefidovs will release their second full-length album Better Wake Up with the help of Shared Arms, James-OL and the Villains and The Rowley Estate this Friday. The Nefidovs’ six members combine elements of punk, hardcore, ska and blues with enough brass to make your high school band blush. Their live show is loud, politically charged and incredibly fun. (free) ROBOT DANCE PARTY (Friday, March 1 @ 10 p.m., Villains Beastro) What better way to spend a night than dressed in a silver spray painted cardboard box with dryer vent tubes for arms? Enjoy electronic music from French house, to lento violento to dubstep, and if you look roboty enough you could win prizes. All proceeds go to the Windsor Philosophy Club for an upcoming field trip. For the real robots, here is the same listing in binary 01100011 01101111 01101101 01100101 0100000 01110010 01101111 01100011 01101011 0100000 01101111 01110101 01110100 0100000 01110100 01101111 0100000 01110100 01101000 01100101 0100000 01100010 01100101 01110011 01110100 0100000 01100101 01101100 01100101 01100011 01110100 01110010 01101111 01101110 01101001 01100011 0100000. ($3 for robots, $5 for humans)

McMaster spokesperson Gord Arbeau said that the university stands in full support of Askey. Aissa Boodhoo-Leegsma — The Silhouette (McMaster University)

Murder brings light to underbelly of KitchenerWaterloo sex trade WATERLOO (CUP) — Kelsey Louise Felker’s name can now sadly be added to the ever-growing list of sex workers who have been killed or are missing in Canada. Felker’s torso was recovered from a dumpster on Jan. 26. Stephen Roy Johnson, 37, was charged with firstdegree murder and indignity to a human body. Police could only confirm that Johnson knew Felker. “We’ve not commented on the nature of that association or that relationship,” said Olaf Heinzel, public affairs co-ordinator for the Waterloo Regional Police Service. “There’s nothing in the investigation that suggests we should make any remarks about that.” Police also declined to comment on Felker’s occupation. Student groups celebrate through song, dance, food and colourful displays during the Celebration of Nations at the University of Windsor on Feb. 14. (Photo: Jay Verspeelt)

Kelley and Felker had worked together in the sex trade. Kelley noted that Felker was simply the latest of her friends to disappear. H.G. Watson — The Cord (Wilfrid Laurier University)

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Reading week is not just for books

Whether you spent it sun drenched on a beach or nose deep in a textbook at least it was a break

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tudents are back on campus following reading week and while they undoubtedly enjoyed the time away from classes, whether or not students actually took part in any reading is an entirely different matter. Reading week, or spring break as it’s more commonly referred to by students, finds its historical roots among the ancient Greeks and Romans who would celebrate the return of spring, the season of fertility, through the celebration of pagan rituals which paid homage to Dionysus and Bacchus, the Greek and Roman gods of wine. “There’s a lot of stress that comes with university. Providing reading week really helps students with dealing with the stress,” explained Mohammad Akbar, UWSA vice-president university affairs, who added that a reading week gives students an opportunity to catch up on both their studies and projects. “In my opinion one of the reasons why students’ marks are higher in the winter semester than the fall semester is because you do have that break to catch up, finish assignments.”

According to Time Magazine, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. hosted the College Coaches’ Swim Forum in 1938, attracting 300 swimmers and their peers from across America. Local bars capitalized on the influx of students, who would soon refer to the city as Ft. Liquordale by offering all you could drink beer for $1.50. The tradition of heading south spread from campus to campus and soon became commonplace. This helped to carve out a week of relief from classes for students across the globe. A paper written by University of Windsor professor Eleanor Maticka-Tyndale and University of Guelph professors Edward S. Herold and Dawn Mewhinney published in the Journal of Sex Research titled “Casual Sex on Spring Break: Intentions and Behaviors of Canadian Students” used focus groups and interviews with Canadian students who had traveled to Florida for spring break. It determined that the key elements of a spring break vacation included “a group holiday with friends traveling and rooming together, a perpetual party atmosphere, high alcohol consumption, sexually suggestive contests and displays and the perception that casual sex is common.” “Overall, there is the percep-

tion that sexual norms are far more permissive on spring break vacation than at home, providing an atmosphere of greater sexual freedom and the opportunity for engaging in new sexual experiences,” the paper continues. Second-year psychology and criminology student Kayla Rae intended to complete the large majority of her school work towards the beginning of the break, but soon found herself saying “I don’t have class tomorrow ... I can just do it then.” While she was able to get some work done over the break, Rae conceded that it wasn’t as much as she had intended to complete. “Looks like I should go to Windsor early, I’ve gotten, like, zero reading done on my ‘reading week’ :| “ commented Twitter user @Spenelley. Rae added that she saw numerous social media statuses online, such as @Spenelley’s tweet that many students were “pretty much on the same boat” and “disappointed in their efforts.” Some students expressed dismay that some food outlets on campus such as Tim Hortons operated at reduced hours for

the duration of reading week, while The Marketplace, The Bru, Dividends, Gavel and CEI were shut down entirely.

go to campus, attend events [and] speak with faculty. But I don’t think that was effectively communicated to students, so students didn’t show up.”

One hungry reading week Twitter user was floored by the lack of open campus food areas during the week-long break

This prompted University of Windsor Social Science Society president to express “Here are the food options students have on campus during reading week. #shameful #uwindsor #uwsa #uwindsorproblems” via Twitter, which included an attached spreadsheet displaying various hours of operation. In 2010, the university offered a fall review week, but canceled it because administration saw the time off to be “unproductive,” according to Akbar. “Administration finds reading week to be unproductive. In 2010 when they first introduced review week as a test ... students were expected to

While surveys conducted by vice-provost Clayton Smith’s office showed that students overwhelmingly supported the fall reading week, Akbar said the unproductiveness of the 2010 review week has hindered any future plans for an additional one. “I think there’s still interest in a fall reading week as long as those concerns are addressed and it really requires the UWSA and the students to fight together, to work together to come up with a really good solution,” said Akbar.



Sarah Smith, straight off of the plane from Germany, played Phog Lounge last Saturday to a packed room • photo Jay Verspeelt

Sarah Smith’s music of the people JAYVERSPEELT lance reporter __________________________

could. So I quit the army … and made a career out of music.”

ondon, Ont. gypsy folk songstress Sarah Smith returns from touring and recording in Germany with experience and humility.

Last year, a record producer heard Smith’s music scoring a photo montage video on YouTube and made it his goal to bring her to Germany.

Smith, now in her mid-30s, is proud to of the wisdom that comes with age. She joined the military to follow her dreams in a career that is the convergence of good luck and a road less traveled.

“Whatever, I hear it all the time … ‘you should come here, you should do that,’” said Smith. “Sure enough, the guy never stopped trying to get me to Germany.”


“Someone told me you could make a career out of music,” said Smith. “I had no idea you

Smith doesn’t speak a word of German, but the language barrier was not really an obstacle.


It takes a special kind of weirdo to live this kind of life

“I tried to be a part of the culture and I tried a couple German words. I was just failing miserably so I just spoke English and everybody accepted that,” said Smith, smiling and shaking her head. Smith played her first show back on Canadian soil last Saturday at Phog Lounge to a

SARAHSMITH packed bar with Leighton Bain and Kelly Authier. Smith backed by a rhythm section, danced and jumped, walking off the short riser and into the crowd; very much a musician of the people. Reminiscent of artists from a time passed, in a very romantic way, Smith is like a Janis Joplin of her day.

“It takes a special kind of weirdo to live this kind of life and it creates for plenty of home sickness, but I couldn’t imagine working a regular job. I just knew this is what I wanted to do with my life. I had a good job at a bank after the military and I was making good money but I kept calling in sick every day. I couldn’t do it; my soul would not allow me,” said Smith. Although she is from London, Smith is taking up residency in Windsor, even registering as a Windsorite in CBC’s much publicized Hunt for Canada’s Best New Artist Searchlight competition.

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ince the rise of digital photography, film sales have significantly declined. In spite of this, the Lomography Society is releasing a new film stock for analog purists. Can a class clown to pay attention in class? One local club owner is banking on it. Leo Dufour, owner of Leo’s Komedy Korner on Ottawa Street, is preparing to open a comedy school through his club. “We are going to teach how to use a microphone, how to stand in front of an audience, the mechanics of stand-up and tricks of the trade to get the audience involved,” said Dufour.



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The Komedy Korner plans to offer a three-day, 12-hour weekend course at a cost of for $225. Comedy writing, maintaining a 10-minute set and improv will be the syllabus of silliness. “Improv is great because you get to learn how to write, think off the top of your head and learn how to think funny,” said Dufour. While the Komedy Korner has been open for over 30 years, stand-up comedians are not widely associated with Windsor. There are many open mic nights around the city, but it’s rare anyone other than a musician will don the stage. In more recent months, Villains Beastro and Milk Coffee Bar have hosted comedy nights.

“(Comedian) Rob Kemeny approached me a year ago and now it is every first Thursday of the month. Comedy night live we call it,” said Geoff Zanetti, owner of Villains Beastro. According to Zanetti, turn out has been good with a steady crowd returning each month. Even Zanetti himself did not know of any places other than Leo’s in the comedy game. Local comedian Jarrett William Sorko got his start two years ago at the Korner. “I wrote some jokes— very bad ones to say the least— an a capella rap. I went up and performed it. After one time on stage and having a room full of people laughing at what you’re saying, I was hooked,” said Sorko. Sorko believes that a comedy

course could be very beneficial to a budding comedian and says that Dufour has an endless knowledge of comedy. Those are not looking to preform could still benefit, he added. “The Windsor comedy circuit has actually been improving a lot in the last few years. A lot of people were unaware that there even was one,” said Sorko, who believes a career can be made out of laughter as long as it’s in the heart. “It’s like golf, once you learn how to swing … at least you look like you know what you’re doing,” said Dufour. Classes are scheduled for July 7-8, 27-29, Aug. 10-12 and 24-26. For more details, visit

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Start the presses

A new local culture publication his newsstands

Editor-in-Chief Dean Scott and publisher Fred Sorrell launched the first issue of the city’s latest culture paper Windsor Independent last week • photo Stephen Hargrevaes

STEPHENHARGREAVES managing editor ______________________


or the first time in two and a half years, Windsorites have a grass-roots culture paper. Since the final issue of Windsor Arts and Music Monthly left newsstands empty in September 2010, the city has been bereft of an independent scene paper; the longest gap in over 20 years. Much to Windsorites’ surprise, a new free monthly, The Windsor Independent quietly delivered what they hope will fill the gap in the city’s publication bracket. “We see a lot of artists in town that are often not being heard,” said Feed Sorrell, the paper’s publisher, who studied advertising at the University of Windsor. “We want to become the community workhorse to get the word around.” The first issue of The Windsor Independent hit newsstands on Feb. 15. “Both of us are just nonstop devouring new music,” said editor-in-chief

Dean Scott. Sorrell added. “It’s not just music though, it’s everything. We’re getting more involved, not just sitting in the background, I feel like I’m more involved with the people too.” The black and white tabloid is gaining attention quickly as the art rag-starved city thumbs through the first edition. While there are a few apparent growing pains, the publication, which also features poetry, photography and restaurant reviews, has Scott and Sorrell diving into the city’s culture scene headfirst. Their primary focus is going to be Windsor’s music scene, with “some culture stuff and hopefully some Vice-esque pieces too,” according to Sorrell. “We’re just getting off the ground right now,” said Sorrell. “But we have huge shoes to fill and responsibility to this community. WAMM was great, I really appreciated WAMM for everything it did, but sadly it’s not around anymore so somebody had to fill the void. Though it’s been

great so far, it has been an opportunity to force me to get out and check out more live bands and art shows that I wouldn’t have checked out; I’ve always done that stuff, but this is a reason to see even more.” The Windsor Independent hopes to grow beyond the paper and accompanying website, branching out in to hosting shows, booking gigs, recording video of live shows and growing relationships with artist management and publicists in and outside of the city. “I want to bring in great new bands to showcase alongside of our Windsor bands. I want to help get Windsor bands on the road and get them seen in other cities too, “said Sorrell. “It’s for the community and the community’s taking it well.” The premiere issue of The Windsor Independent is available free in bars, coffee shops and other locations across the city. For more information, check them out online at windsorindependent. com.


Frontiers A PINT WITH ...

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FOREIGN FLICKS FORGOTTEN AT ACADEMY AWARDS Argo or Lincoln? Film buffs surely debated over which of those two films was more likely to take home Sunday’s Academy Award for best picture. For those who didn’t tune in, Agro won. The U.S. drama about six Americans taking refuge in the Canadian embassy in Tehran during the 1979 hostage crisis was a likely winner. It had action, box office numbers and Ben Affleck.

Frontiers at Phog Lounge last Friday • photo Jay Verspeelt

NATASHAMARAR editor-in-chief __________________________


indsor indie punk band The Frontiers are looking to expand their music offerings with their first full-length album this year. Members Richard Kasoian and Max McAuley on guitar and vocals, bassist Matt Ray and drummer Kain Brown have been jamming for nearly four years. After releasing an EP, Illusions, in 2012 and leaking a few new songs, the boys are ready to hit the studio this summer. The Lance sat down with three fourths of The Frontiers before their set at Phog Lounge last Friday. NATASHA MARAR: How has the sound changed now that you’ve had some music out for a few years? RICHARD KASOIAN: I set it up to be an indie ambient thing ... The roots of it is a lot of 70s tones and indie mentality but they bring completely different things. The rest of the guys are from a hardcore music mentality. Kain’s drumming is sort of technical, metal. But that’s how we end doing what we do. KAIN BROWN: For all the metal bands out there, we toured with a few and we always have a good time. Our thing is, if we wanted to, we could be a metal band, but we chose not to. RK: We chose not to (laughs). We’ve actually played with a lot of metal bands form this area ... those are our kind of brethren, but we’re not from that scene. NM: You guys have the one EP,

a couple songs and touring, what are the plans for another record? RK: We’re going to do a one off song shortly. We’re going into the studio this year ... probably around 10 songs. NM: This is not a full-time thing for you? Do you all have nineto-five jobs? RK: I had a nine-to-five job. (laughs) I just recently lost my job. Windsor is a kind of difficult city in a lot of different ways, whether its music or careers. It’s always a hard go, but I think the people who push the hardest will end up doing the best. I’m still pushing for my full-time career to be web design. Music is the thing we would like to do we would, but nobody is under the thought that we’re going to do this as a career. NM: It seems like you guys do a lot of promotions for other bands, can you tell me about your relationship with local bands? RK: The bands that we’re friends with, we’re really, really good friends with. ... anybody we make friends with we promote anything they do. ... we want to see Windsor’s scene promoted more because I think we have the best music scene in Canada ... The Walkervilles, Orphan Choir, The Unquiet Dead, these are bands from a small city who have done amazing things in the Canadian music scene. That’s got to say something about a small city that can put out that much great music.


Transportation officials in Alberta have rolled out a glossy new $380,000 radio, billboard and online adcampaign warning drivers not to be distracted by their luminescent nethers while merging onto the highway. The ads feature happy Albertians behind the wheel, smiling into at their glo-crotch with the massive warning “CROTCHES KILL.” Alberta is a strange place.

Watching the Oscars, I rooted for Amour, a Frenchlanguage drama about an elderly couple whose relationship suffers after the wife has a stroke. The film was nominated for best picture, best original screenplay, best director, best foreign film and best actress. It took home best foreign film but, unsurprisingly, wasn’t able to capture the other prizes. Amour won the top honour, the Palme d’Or, at the Cannes film festival last year, along with a slew of awards in other competitions. That a film such as Argo rather than Amour won best picture is painstakingly predictable. International (that is, non-American) films rarely win awards outside of Oscar’s best foreign film category. Sure, British films like 2010’s The King’s Speech can pull a best picture win, even 2011’s The Artist may be French but it is a silent film; non-English foreign films have been largely shafted throughout Oscar’s 85-year history. From the first through 84th Academy Awards only 269 nominations were given to non-English foreign films, resulting in a mere 33 wins. The highest nominated category for these films is writing with 76 nominations but only five wins; directing has had 27 nominations without a single winner. Luckily, there seems to be a trend toward more foreign films gaining nods in other categories. Skimming over the statistics of the last decade, it’s easy to see international cinema making more headway. In 2006, seven films garnered 16 nominations outside of the best foreign film category. But, don’t let that fool you; only nine foreign-language films have been nominated for best picture. None has won. We live in an increasingly global, connected and instantaneous world. There’s online press, numerous film award competitions, art house cinemas in our cities and Netflix streaming into our living rooms. It’s not hard to find and appreciate foreign films. Filmgoers are often faced with cineplexes that cater to trash cinema and the almighty box office dollar. Many Hollywood-produced films are great, but as long as the Academy continues to favour American films audiences will continue to be out of touch with great cinema beyond the borders of Hollywood.

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 27 The Detroit Design Festival information session Michigan State University Detroit Campus Butcher Demonstration Dinner - Pork Rino’s Kitchen & Ale House Great Aunt Ida wsg. Petal Shop & Mike Galbraith - FREE PJ’s Lager House, Detroit Windsor’s First Nerd Nite Nerdtacular Phog Lounge THURSDAY FEBRUARY 28 Freedom to Read Windsor Milk Coffee Bar Stitch’n Bitch Ten Thousand Villages Mute wsg. The Rowley Estate, Adelleda, Valerie Page & Lifecycles Dominion House FRIDAY MARCH 1 The Edge productions presents Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park The Capitol Theatre The Boom Boom Room Victor Calderone Theatre Alive presents Pippin Chrysler Theatre, 8 p.m. Young at Heart art opening Artspeak Gallery Patrick Krief (of the Dears) wsg. DaVila & Grind Scheme PJ’s Lager House, Detroit Kevin Buckridan art opening Rino’s Kitchen & Ale House Robot Costume Dance Party and Philosophy Club Fundraiser Villains Beastro Nefidovs album release wsg. Shared Arms, James OL and the Villains & The Rowley Estate FM Lounge SATURDAY MARCH 2 Gypsy Chief Goliath wsg. Sophist & The Line Drawn The Coach and Horses Theatre Alive presents Pippin Chrysler Theatre, 8 p.m. The Swillingtones Phog Lounge

NEW CHARTS WITH NORWEGIANS REPORT YOUTUBE STREAMS MAKE DRUNKS DIVORCE MORE “HARLEM SHAKE” NO. 1 THAN NON DRUNKS IN THE U.S. New Billboard chart rules incorporating YouTube streams in with CDs, records, downloads and radioplay to track what American’s love to hear have made Baauer’s stupid “Harlem Shake” top of the charts in the U.S. I only hope that a cat on a piano knocks Rihanna off the charts nexts.


Couples who imbibe heavily are more likely to divorce than other couples. And the risk of divorce goes up for couples in which one drinks and the other doesn’t, according to new research based on a very large couples study from Norway. Norway, I thought we were cool, I, I, you don’t even understand what, I mean, who I am, I loved you Norway and you, you just can’t, don’t, stuff ...

SUNDAY MARCH 3 Theatre Alive presents Pippin Chrysler Theatre, 2 p.m. MONDAY MARCH 4 The Udder Guys Milk Coffee Bar TUESDAY MARCH 5 Beginner Tango Lesson Nancy Johns Gallery & Framing


Finding Detroit while Searching for Sugar Man

Searching for Sugar Man is almost a methaphor for Detroit famous, forgotten, drity and beautiful • photo courtesy Sony Pictures Classics

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n Sunday night, a Swedish/British documentary about a Mexican-American who is famous in South Africa won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, though it really was more of a Detroit documentary. Directed by Malik Bendjelloul, Searching for Sugar Man details the efforts of Stephen ‘Sugar’ Segerman and Craig Bartholomew Strydom of Cape Town, South Africa, to find out if the rumoured death of American musician Rodriguez was true, and, if he

was alive, what had happen to Rodriguez and his music. In 1997, Segerman set up The Great Rodriguez Hunt, a website with the intention of finding any information about the mysterious musician who was rumoured to have committed suicide (some even saying that he’d set himself alight on stage). The documentary follows the two fans looking for a man, who in South Africa was “bigger than Elvis.” They do find him, in his home town of Detroit doing odd jobs, dirty jobs, living a menial life with his daughters, not even owning a phone and completely unaware of his fame across the

ocean. Rodriguez released two albums 1970’s Cold Fact and 1971’s Coming from Reality. Both were commercial flops in his native country but became the soundtrack of a movement in in apartheid South Africa. No one seemed to be able to recall how his records made it to Africa, but when they did in 1972 he became a superstar though it took 25 years for him to find out. Rodriguez’s frank, yet beautiful, songs about politically, racially, economically and sexually charged lyrics appealed to the dispossessed South Africans. The Swedish

THOMAS D’ARCY What We Want (self-released) Small Sins frontman Thomas D’Arcy’s solo debut album What We Want, released on Feb. 5, reveals who he is as an artist. D’Arcy was formerly a member of The Carnations and also performed as The Ladies and Gentlemen for a time. It can be hard to get the full measure of an artist when a brand new release has come out, especially when the singer/songwriter is relatively unknown. Though D’Arcy has put his time in the Toronto indie scene, many may argue that those bands (especially Small Sins) were an alter egos of D’Arcy. He was the leader, songwriter and artistic navigator. It’s these qualities that set to wow listeners as every one of his songs are proof of his gutsy decision to break out and go on his own. D’Arcy’s album rings a strong zing to the cranium as his lyrics are strong and produced fluidly. The songs are ear-catching and are mostly about love and working in the music industry. The production is sparkling with a full palette of synths and guitars. The song “Credit” issues a warning to our future generations about careers and choices all in a Bowie-esque vocal.

“I’m from Detroit. I’m born and bred. I’ve done the ‘40s, the ‘50s, the ‘60s, the ‘70s, the ‘80s, the ‘90s, the zeros. I’m working on the ‘10s now, and so is everybody else,” said Rodriguez in the film. “I know Detroit. It’s got history.” And though the film follows Rodriguez to South Africa where he is treated as a musical god, he comes home to Detroit and he’s no different. The film’s streamlined narrative flows nicely, if at times omitting pieces to heighten the suspense, like his success in Australia in the 1980s and his

late 2000s American tour. The satisfaction of discovering he was an icon in South Africa is heart-warming, and the realization that he’s being scammed out of any royalties is devastating. Even before the Oscar win, Searching for Sugar Man already had claimed most of the award-season prizes and earned $3.3 million at the domestic box office. Despite all of this, Rodriguez is shockingly humble. Simon Chinn, who accepted the award Sunday said that Rodriguez “wanted to stay home in Detroit” and watch the Oscars on TV.


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(Royal Mountain Records) Fast-rising Canadian band Hollerado released their second full-length album Tuesday on their own label, Royal Mountain Records. The Ottawa band’s new sound is more modern indie rock compared to their original tones of guitar pop on their debut album, Record in a Bag. Something is also to be said about their new lyrical changes on White Paint, proving that the band has stepped up and brought a more mature set of tracks that attempt to challenge their audience to listen more closely. This album still has an up-beat sound. Tracks such as “Don’t Think” and ‘Thanks For the Venom” bring a quick, guitar-heavy rhythm, but slows down with “Lonesome George.” They clearly haven’t lost the previous relentless creativity that Record in a Bag brought to the alternative music scene, and continue to set the soundtrack for your everyday car journeys. Singer Menno Versteeg’s voice is neither harsh nor soft, but it lulls you through the guitar riffs and drumming patterns that could be too overpowering otherwise. The new album’s tracks, like “Desire 126,” without a doubt fall into the category of romantic longing, but have a twist of venom that pulls you through the regular monotony.

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Lancers track team steps down after 14-year reign as OUA Champions

The men’s track and field team loses to Guelph on the weekend at the provincial championships; Lancers women’s team finishes fourth STEPHANIEMCPHERSON lance writer __________________________


14-year reign held by the Lancers Men’s Track and Field team came to an end on the weekend at the OUA Championships at the St. Denis Centre. Windsor scored a total of 118.5 points for a silver medal, eclipsed by the Guelph Gryphons 175.5-point total. On the women’s side, the threeyear defending Lancers team finished fourth with 115 points Dennis Fairall behind Guelph (148), Toronto (147) and Western (134). Despite the Lancers streaks coming to an end, head coach Dennis Fairall was optimistic about Windsor’s gold-medal haul. “We were able to get seven gold medals this year which is more than we did last year,” he said. “Unfortunately the silver medal earnings went down.” The women’s team managed to earn a total of three gold medals. Lancer Ami Schimanski not only won the women’s weight throw with a distance of 17.51 metres, but she also met CIS standards and qualified for national championship. “Amy Schimanski is a fifthyear person and unfortunately this is her last competition at the St. Denis Centre,” Fairall said. “But she’s a quality person and we’ll miss her next

year. She had a good competition.” Amilia Di Chiara finished in first-place in the women’s 60-metre hurdles with a time of 8.40 seconds. Celine Freeman-Gibb picked up the women Lancers’ only gold medal in the field events, recording a distance of 15.34 metres in women’s shot put. The Lancers men’s team picked up a total of four gold medals. Matt Walters earned top spot on the podium twice, winning in the men’s 3,000 metres (8:20.31) and the 1,500 metres (3:53.06). “He rebounded well from his late cross country season which ended in late January,” Fairall said. “He performed very well and that was a very pleasant surprise.” Teammates Aaron Bowman, Leonae Nichol, Matt McKeegan and Shane Kelly posted a time of 1:29.10 to help Windsor win in the men’s 4x200-metre relay. Bowman also earned himself a gold when he dominated the men’s 60 metres with a time of 6.72 seconds. Although Fairall was disappointed by the results, he said it was also expected. “We didn’t have enough points to challenge Guelph,” he said. “The team performed very well considering. The women fought hard as well and competed hard. We knew it was going to be Toronto or Guelph. You never know how much points home court advantage is worth but we got another CIS Championship so we’ll try to do it then.” The CIS Championships are March 7-9 at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.

Windsor’s Amilia Di Chiara finished first in the women’s 60 metre hurdles and qualified for the CIS championship. Sarah Swain, right, was sixth • photo courtesy Lancers athletics / Edwin Tam OUA 2013 INDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPSAT THE ST. DENIS CENTRE Feb. 21-22 Top 3 and Lancers Results (M-meet record; !-CIS qualifier) Women 60m Run 1. Khamica Bingham Toronto 7.41M; 2. Karry-Ann Cornwall Guelph 7.59!; 3. Jalicia Clarke Windsor 7.60! Men 60m Run 1. Aaron Bowman Windsor 6.72!; 2. Oluwasegun Makinde Ottawa 6.83; 3. Ike Omoruna Western University 6.87 Women 300m Run 1. Alicia Brown Toronto 38.63!; 2. Sarah Wells Toronto 38.84!; 3. Brenna Thomson Western University 39.25!; 6. Emilie Halle Windsor 40.55; 13. Camille Wallace Windsor 41.63; 14. Tichina Jones Windsor 41.67 Men 300m Run 1. Devin Biocchi Ottawa 34.33; 2. Scott Hutchinson McMaster University 34.53; 3. Oluwasegun Makinde Ottawa 34.64; 7. Leonae Nichol Windsor 35.71; 11. Matt McKeegan Windsor 36.39; 13. Shane Kelly Windsor 36.80 Women 600m Run 1. Sarah Wells Toronto 1:31.97; 2. Natalie Geiger Toronto 1:32.26; 3. Emma Galbraith Ottawa 1:32.32; 7. Heather Kurpe Windsor 1:33.10; 15. Samantha Kellam Windsor 1:36.87; 16. Alexandra Moore Windsor 1:37.31 Men 600m Run 1. Anthony Romaniw Guelph 1:19.63!; 2. Scott Leitch Western University 1:20.31; 3. Michael Trnkus Toronto 1:20.43; 5. Corey Bellemore Windsor 1:20.93; -- Alex Ullman Windsor DNF Women 1000m Run 1. Emma Galbraith Ottawa 2:49.92; 2. Rachel Aubry Guelph 2:50.35; 3. Rosa Serafini Toronto 2:51.13; 11. Meaghan Marton Windsor 2:57.95; 12. Samantha Kellam Windsor 2:57.97; 16 Lindsay Thompson Windsor 3:03.77 Men 1000m Run 1. Anthony Romaniw Guelph 2:26.41; 2. Yves Sikubwabo Guelph 2:26.71; 3. Steve Holmes Guelph 2:26.81; 7. Corey Bellemore Windsor

2:28.20; 9. Taylor McArthur Windsor 2:28.65; 10. Paul La Marra Windsor 2:29.52 Women 1500m Run 1. Andrea Seccafien Guelph 4:28.66; 2. Carise Thompson Guelph 4:29.54; 3. Colleen Hennessy Toronto 4:29.59; 18. Jenn Corrick Windsor 5:01.22 Men 1500m Run 1. Matt Walters Windsor 3:53.06; 2. Yves Sikubwabo Guelph 3:53.86; 3. Steve Holmes Guelph 3:54.33; 6. Nick Falk Windsor 3:57.20 Women 3000m Run 1. Andrea Seccafien Guelph 9:37.15!; 2. Carise Thompson Guelph 9:42.58!; 3. Victoria Coates McMaster University 9:45.02!; 11. Jenn Corrick Windsor 10:29.37 Men 3000m Run 1. Matt Walters Windsor 8:20.31; 2. Aaron Hendrikx Guelph 8:21.30; 3. Nick Falk Windsor 8:21.55 Women 60m Hurdles 1. Amilia Di Chiara Windsor 8.40!; 2. Hayley Warren Toronto 8.43!; 3. Devyani Biswal Ottawa 8.56!; 6. Sarah Swain Windsor 8.75 Men 60m Hurdles 1. Matt Brisson Western University 7.88!; 2. Oluwasegun Makinde Ottawa 8.13!; 3. Isoken Ogieva Western University 8.21!; 4. Austin Roth Windsor 8.32 Women 4x200m Relay 1. University of Toronto 1:39.21!; 2. Western University 1:39.32!; 3. University of Windsor 1:40.37! Men 4x200m Relay 1. University of Windsor 1:29.10; 2. McMaster 1:31.19; 3. Western University 1:31.65 Women 4x400m Relay 1. University of Toronto 3:42.21M; 2. Western University 3:49.24!; 3. University of Windsor 3:49.76! (continued on scoreboard)

Pommels’ winning goal clinches OUA West semifinal series Windsor 2 Guelph 1 Windsor 1 Guelph 0

TANYAQUAGLIA lance writer __________________________


he Lancers Men’s Hockey team advanced to the OUA West Finals for the second straight year after sweeping the Guelph Gryphons in a best-of-three series last weekend.

Thursday night, Windsor opened the series with a 2-1 win over the visiting Gryphons. Windsor took control early in the game with a power play tally from defenseman Steve Ferry. Evan Stibbard and Spencer Pommels earned the assists on the goal. Guelph came out strong in the second period and Jordan Mock tied the game at one a little over two minutes in with a power play goal. Parker Van Buskirk made many

key saves to keep Windsor in the game. Not wanting to lose on home ice, Christian Steingraber and Drew Palmer set Pommels up for Windsor’s second power play goal of the night.

After a fast-paced first period, the game remained scoreless. Both Van Buskirk and Gryphons goaltender Andrew Loverock made many key saves to keep their team in the game.

Van Buskirk kept the Gryphons out of the net for the remainder of the game. He made 29 saves in the Lancers win.

Late in the second, Pommels took advantage of a power play opportunity to give Windsor the 1-0 lead. Ferry and Palmer set Pommels up for the seriesclinching goal.

In Saturday’s hard fought and evenly matched game, the Lancers came out on top with a narrow 1-0 victory at Guelph.

Van Buskirk was solid in net stopping all 31 shots he faced, thereby earning his first shutout of the playoffs.

Windsor now faces the Waterloo Warriors, who defeated the Western Mustangs two games to one to earn a berth in the OUA West Final. During the regular season, the Lancers won both their games over the Warriors and will have home ice advantage for the series. After losing in the OUA West Finals to the Western Mustangs, the Lancers hope to capitalize on last year’s experience and skate home with a win.


Women’s hoops team advances to west finals Windsor 78 Western 50

Lancers held the Mustangs to just seven points for a 40-15 lead at halftime.

JOHNDOHERTY sports editor __________________________

A rejuvenated Western offence in the third led to the Mustangs picking up 14 points. However, the Lancers also enjoyed their greatest scoring run, posting a 28 points and further distancing their lead.


The Lancers Women’s Basketball team continued their unbeaten streak into the post-season Saturday at the St. Denis Centre, defeating the Western Mustangs 78-50 in an OUA West semifinal action. Five Lancers hit double digits, led by Korissa Williams with 15 points. Jessica Clemencon had 12 points and 11 rebounds and Miah-Marie Langlois recorded 14 points with five rebounds and five assists. Jocelyn LaRocque and Bojana Kovacevic each had 11 points with Kovacevic adding seven rebounds. The defending national champs dominated play early, earning a 23-8 lead with Clemencon’s scoring tally at 10 points after the first quarter. In the second quarter, LaRocque recorded two three-pointers while the

Western led the fourth quarter 21-10. With the victory, the Lancers advance to the OUA West final Saturday when they host thirdseed McMaster Marauders at the St. Denis Centre at 7 p.m. The Marauders beat the No. 8 ranked Brock Badgers in St. Catharines to advance. A Saturday earlier, the Lancers made history following a 62-45 defeat of the Brock Badgers (18-3) in a final regular season game.

Korissa Williams leads the Lancers with 15 points in Saturday’s 78-50 victory against the Western Mustangs in an OUA West semifinal at the St. Denis Centre • photo courtesy Lancers athletics / Edwin Tam

With the win, the Lancers Women’s Basketball team became the first team in OUA women’s basketball history to

go undefeated in the regular season since the conference changed to a 22-game schedule.

Men’s hoops set sights on national gold FROM COVER w “At the end of the season, most guys are ready to put in big minutes,” he said. “It was just the pressure they kept putting on us that wore us down.”

Our first goal was to get to the Final Four and now that we’re here, we’re still going to focus on one game at a time JOSHCOLLINS LANCERS CAPTAIN

Collins expected a tough game against the Badgers. “It’s always a 40-minute game with us and they kept hanging around, but eventually the game kind of took care of itself,” he said. “The lost to Western in our second last game (of the regular season) was a lesson well learned, especially to our young guys. That bump in the road and the lessons learned showed in our intensity today. Quite honestly, our first goal was to get to the Final Four and now that we’re here, we’re still going to focus on one game at a time.”

Brock upset Laurier 81-75 in a quarter-final last Wednesday to get to the OUA West semifinal matchup with Windsor. In the other semifinal Saturday, second-place Lakehead beat McMaster 81-76 after McMaster eliminated Waterloo 82-60. With their victories, first-place Windsor and second-place Lakehead will open the OUA Final Four with a cross-over game Friday against their OUA East rivals the Ottawa Gee Gees and Carleton Ravens at Mattamy Athletic Centre (the former Maple Gardens) in Toronto. Each winner of the Final Four semis are guaranteed a berth in the national tournament the following weekend at Carleton in Ottawa. Since sixth-ranked Windsor showed it can handle first-ranked Carleton after beating the Ravens in their first game of the regular season, a win Friday by each team will set up a grudge match in Saturday’s OUA final that could eventually be repeated in the national tournament a week later. While the Lancers haven’t struck national gold in several decades, Carleton is gunning for a record ninth national championship as the winningest men’s basketball program in CIS history.

In that game, Clemencon led scoring with a game-high 15 points and seven rebounds. Williams posted 14 points, five

rebounds, five assists and five steals.

Express still optimistic after two straight losses KIMELLIOTT lance writer _____________________


he The Windsor Express fell short for a second time in as many games, after winning five straight in the pursuit of the final playoff spot in the National Basketball League of Canada.

It feels good going down the stretch knowing we can beat London GREGSURMACZ

After starting February soundly beating first place London, second place Oshawa and then sweeping a three-games series away from Montreal, Windsor let their 401 rival London Lightning steal one back 99-92 Wednesday and then allowed their play-off rival Moncton to get away with one 111-100 in overtime on Saturday. Saturday’s loss was particularly troubling as the Express had an opportunity to show off their wares at the WFCU to an audience augmented by hold overs from four area high school championships played on

their home court preceding their 7 p.m. match-up. Yet all is not lost, guard Darren Duncan said, “We definitely have to play every game as though it is a playoff of game from here on out. We cannot play down to other teams level of playing, especially having beat every team in the league thus far.” With an overall record of 15-18 and still under .500 with only five games remaining in the season, the team’s goal and hope of making the playoffs is very much alive. However, the Express would have to be nearly perfect the rest of the way, while hoping the 1820 Moncton Miracles will falter here and there. Although the most recent losses could be somewhat justified by star Express forward Chris Collins being sidelined against London and still nursing a tender left knee against Moncton, every team is challenged to stem the tide down the stretch regardless of who suits up, and in whatever condition. While the Express have shown a marked increase in their performance with each new acquisition (the latest being play maker and scoring sensation Eddie Smith), that virtually changed the face of the team since the start of the season. They’re racing the clock in getting the players to gel in time for the post season playoff run.

Beyond the win-loss column statistically, the team has six players averaging double figures lead by the 19ppg of Chris Common, 17ppg of Darren Ducan and 17ppg of Mike Helms. Former Windsor Lancer Greg Surmacz is also averaging a respectable 12ppg. The team is among the top three in team defence, namely by defending 3pt attempts, blocking shots, defensive rebounding as well as in their assist to turn-over ratio. They are also No. 1 in FT percentage at 77 per cent. Reflecting on the season thus far, Surmacz said, “It feels good going down the stretch now we have beat (1st place) London, we’ve beat (2nd place) Oshawa, so coming to practice guys are starting to believe we can be a winning team and that nobody can really stop us if we play as a team.” Like the inaugural and sophomore years of the Windsor Stars professional Soccer team, the Express must finish this season as strong as possible and come out firing on all pistons at the start next season to not relinquish the foothold they’ve established in the NBLC and, moreover, that they’ve teased into the hearts and minds of Windsor’s basketball community.

Lancers expectations dashed at OUA curling championships JOHNDOHERTY sports editor __________________________


he Lancers men’s and women’s curling teams finished 1-5 at the provincial curling championships last Monday in Guelph.

her single and a 6-5 win.

The rest of the weekend did not go as smoothly for Windsor, which recorded a 7-4 loss to Toronto, a 6-3 loss to defending champion Waterloo, a 8-4 loss against Brock, a 9-2 loss to Trent and a 6-4 loss against Laurier.

“It would be easy to explain away this season by blaming the ice, or lack of funding, or a half dozen other reasons why we didn’t meet our potential,” Lancers assistant coach Calin Murgu said. “It is harder, however, to admit that focus and determination were not consistent throughout the weekend. It’s not just about skill, it’s about cohesion and a team objective; if we can get everyone on the same page, we’ll really deliver next year.”

OUA All-Stars Alyssa Baldin and Natalie Barrette of the Lancers Women’s Hockey team were named OUA women’s hockey all-stars. Fifth-year team captain Baldin was named to the OUA first team. The NCAA transfer from Wayne State finished fifth in league scoring with 28 points and second in goals with 15. She scored seven of her goals on the power play, tying her for the league lead. Former Southwest Wildcats Barrette was named to the OUA all-rookie team after her first year as a Lancer. The Belle River native finished in the top 20 in scoring among OUA blueliners and third among rookie defenders. Dean named OUA Rookie Lancer Women’s Volleyball player Shannon Dean was named to the OUA women’s volleyball all-rookie team.

scoreboard OUA Quarter-finals

Windsor’s sole win came in the third day of competition, when the Lancers demolished the Waterloo Warriors with a fourend 8-2 victory. Other scores included a 7-3 loss to Western, a 9-1 loss to McMaster and an 8-5 loss to Toronto.

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In the first day of the three-day competition, the men’s team started off with a promising 7-5 win over the UOIT Ridgebacks. In the fifth end, the UOIT skip was heavy on his draw for a single point and gave up a steal of three to the Lancers.

The Lancers women’s team started off the weekend with an 11-5 loss against Trent, which secured its lead with two big ends in the fifth and eighth ends. In the Lancers subsequent game against Brock, skip Kim Curtin drew perfectly to force the Badgers’ skip to pin the button for her single point. The Brock skip delivered a clutch draw to the button for



March 1 in Sarnia, Ont., Lancers Kim Curtin, Ethan McAlear, Sarah King and Murgu will play in a mixed international event. Dean finished her first season with the Lancers second in the team in scoring and accumulated 149 kills, 167 digs and 180 points in 65 games played, averaging 2.8 points per game. “Shannon had a great year for us and showed she is going to be a force as she grows in the OUA,” head coach Lucas Hodgson said in a press release. “We look forward to seeing her to continue to grow within our program over the next couple of years as well.” Williamson Honoured


Windsor 6 Queen’s 1


Queen’s 3 Windsor 2


Queen’s 7 Windsor 1

Season ends

MEN’S HOCKEY OUA Playoffs - First Round 2/13/2013

Windsor 3 York 2 (2OT)


Windsor 4 York 2

OUA Quarter-final 2/21/2013

Windsor 2 Guelph 1

OUA Semifinal 2/23/2013

Windsor 1 Guelph 0


WOMEN’S BASKETBALL CIS RANKINGS 1. Windsor (1), 2. Regina (3), 3. Saint Mary’s (2), 4. Fraser Valley (4), 5. Calgary (7), 6. UBC (5), 7. Carleton (6), 8. Brock (8), 9. Ottawa (10), 10. Victoria (9) 2/13/2013

Windsor 94 Western 64


Windsor 62 Brock 45

OUA West semifinals at St. Denis Centre 2/23/2013

Windsor 78 Western 50

OUA West Finals at St. Denis Centre 3/2/2013

vs. McMaster

7 p.m.


Tentative OUA Championships


CIS Championships in Regina

MEN’S BASKETBALL CIS RANKINGS 1. Carleton (1), 2. Cape Breton (3), 3. Acadia (4), 4. UBC (2), 5. Ottawa (6), 6. Windsor (5), 7. Saskatchewan (10), 8. Ryerson (7), 9. Lakehead (8), 10. McGill (NR) 2/13/2013

Western 79 Windosr 74


Windsor 84 Brock 77

OUA West Semi-Finals 2/23/2013

Windsor 85 Brock 61

OUA Final Four 3/1/2013

vs. Ottawa in Toronto

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Kyle Williamson of the Lancers Men’s Volleyball team was named an first team all-star by Ontario University Athletics.


Windsor 94 Montreal 83


London 99 Windsor 92


Moncton 111 Windsor 100



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It’s the Essex native’s thirdstraight year being honoured with the distinction.


Saint John

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at Oshawa

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The fifth-year outside hitter finished the season fifth in the OUA in kills with 219, for an average of 3.32 per game, and fourth in total points with 250, averaging 4.04 per game. He finishes his OUA volleyball career as the most decorated Lancer men’s volleyball player in the history of the University of Windsor.

CURLING 3/1/2013

International Mixed Curling

TRACK & FIELD 3/7-9/2013

CIS Championship in Edmonton

OUA 2013 INDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS AT THE ST. DENIS CENTRE Feb. 21-22 Top 3 and Lancers Results (Continued from previous page) Men 4x400m Relay 1. Western University 3:19.11; 2. University of Guelph 3:19.22; 3. University of Ottawa 3:19.22; 6. University of Windsor 3:21.72 Women 4x800m Relay 1. University of Guelph 8:59.23!; 2. University of Toronto 8:59.49!; 3. Western University 9:08.35; 4. University of Windsor 9:08.75 Men 4x800m Relay 1. University of Guelph 7:39.45; 2. University of Windsor 7:41.30; 3. Western University 7:42.26

Women High Jump 1. Laura Maessen Toronto 1.71m!; 2. Julia Wallace Guelph 1.68m; 3. Jen Pitman Western University J1.68m; 6. Kelly Morrison Windsor J1.59m; 7. Jasmin Kerr Windsor J1.59m Men High Jump 1. Mitchell Torres Guelph 2.05m!; 2. Brett Georgievski Toronto 2.02m!; 3. Branden Wilhelm Windsor 1.99m; 10. Mat West Windsor J1.77m; -- Jesse Drennan Windsor NH Women Pole Vault 1. Robin Bone Western University 4.18m!; 2. Erika Fiedler Guelph 4.07m!; 3. Sharon Michalak Western University 3.62m; 8. Kendall Darnay Windsor J3.32m Men Pole Vault 1. David McKay York Lions 4.86m!; 2. Matt Diston Western University 4.81m!; 3. Jake Pfaff Windsor J4.81m!; 4. Milos Savic Windsor 4.71m; 6. Chris Waugh Windsor 4.31m; 9. Austin Crough Windsor x4.16m Women Long Jump 1. Caroline Ehrhardt Western University 5.80m!; 2. Julia Wallace Guelph 5.68m; 3. Emily Omahen Windsor 5.54m; 5. Nathana Griffiths Windsor 5.52m; 12. Caitlin McClurkin Windsor J5.14m Men Long Jump 1. Taylor Stewart Western University 7.69mM; 2. Arren Young Windsor 7.11m!; 3. Jorg Ahne Guelph 7.07m; 4. Branden Wilhelm Windsor 7.03m; 9. Carlin McLean Windsor 6.34m Women Triple Jump 1. Caroline Ehrhardt Western University 12.50m!; 2. Mila Simulik Western University 12.19m!; 3. Julia Wallace Guelph 12.16m!; 5. Quinnie Rwahwire Windsor 11.51m; 6. Danielle Gunsch Windsor 11.40m Men Triple Jump 1. Taylor Stewart Western University 14.66m!; 2. Dahn Pratt York Lions 13.74m; 3. Daniel Gayle Western University 13.71m; 7. Arren Young Windsor 13.44m Women Shot Put 1. Celine Freeman-Gibb Windsor 15.34m!; 2. Shealyn McLaughlin Windsor 14.30m!; 3. Cynthia Appiah York Lions 13.96m!; 5. Jill Van Damme Windsor 12.46m Men Shot Put 1. Tim Hendry Guelph 18.36mM; 2. Brent Roubos Guelph 16.68m!; 3. Umar Khan York Lions 16.39m!; 11. Dan Medel Windsor 12.29m Women Weight Throw 1. Ami Schimanski Windsor 17.51m!; 2. Shealyn McLaughlin Windsor 17.39m!; 3. Cynthia Appiah York Lions 16.86m; 5. Jill Van Damme Windsor 15.84m; 7. Celine Freeman-Gibb Windsor x14.24m Men Weight Throw 1. Daniel Novia York Lions 20.66m!; 2. Tim Hendry Guelph 18.44m!; 3. Eric Brathwaite York Lions 17.54m! Women Indoor Pentathlon 1. Rachel Jewett Toronto 3634!; 2. Juliana Bergin Toronto 3549!; 3. Kelly Morrison Windsor 3487; 9. Jasmin Kerr Windsor 3080 Indoor Pentathlon: #1 Women 60m Hurdles Indoor Pentathlon 1. Shaylyn Kowalchuk Western University 8.77 ; 2. Flo Peters Toronto 9.13; 3. Rachel Jewett Toronto 9.17; 6. Kelly Morrison Windsor 9.25; 9. Jasmin Kerr Windsor 9.78 Indoor Pentathlon: #2 Women High Jump Indoor Pentathlon 1. Jen Pitman Western University 1.69m; 2. Flo Peters Toronto 1.66m; 3. Kelly Morrison Windsor 1.63m; 3. Rachel Jewett Toronto 1.63m; 5. Jasmin Kerr Windsor 1.57m Indoor Pentathlon: #3 Women Shot Put 4.0kg Indoor Pentathlon 1. Juliana Bergin Toronto 12.52m; 2. Chantel Pilon Waterloo 10.78m; 3. Kelly Morrison Windsor 10.08m; 10. Jasmin Kerr Windsor 7.46m Indoor Pentathlon: #4 Women Long Jump Indoor Pentathlon 1. Kelly Morrison Windsor 5.46m; 2. Jessica May Guelph 5.25m; 3. Flo Peters Toronto 5.20m; 6. Jasmin Kerr Windsor 5.10m Indoor Pentathlon: #5 Women 800m Run Indoor Pentathlon 1. Rachel Jewett Toronto 2:14.93; 2. Jen Pitman Western University 2:23.12; 3. Chantel Pilon Waterloo 2:24.33; 7. Jasmin Kerr Windsor 2:31.57; 8. Kelly Morrison Windsor 2:34.75 Men Indoor Pentathlon 1. James Turner Toronto 3792!; 2. Jesse Drennan Windsor 3686!; 3. Hubert Chevrette Belisle Ottawa 3570! Indoor Pentathlon: #1 Men 60m Hurdles 1.067m Indoor Pentathlon 1. Hubert Chevrette Belisle Ottawa 8.31 3; 2. James Turner Toronto 8.55 3; 3. Jesse Drennan Windsor 8.56 3; 8. Mat West Windsor 8.95 Indoor Pentathlon: #2 Men Long Jump Indoor Pentathlon 1. James Turner Toronto 7.14m; 2. Anthony Broeders Guelph 6.67m; 3. Konrad Piaseczny Guelph 6.64m; 5. Jesse Drennan Windsor 6.44m; 14. Mat West Windsor 5.71m Indoor Pentathlon: #3 Men Shot Put 7.26kg Indoor Pentathlon 1. Jesse Drennan Windsor 12.91m; 2. Konrad Piaseczny Guelph 12.73m; 3. James Turner Toronto 12.63m; 7. Mat West Windsor 11.40m Indoor Pentathlon: #4 Men High Jump Indoor Pentathlon 1. Jesse Drennan Windsor 1.90m 714; 2. Justin Conlon Waterloo 1.87m 687; 2. Anthony Broeders Guelph 1.87m 687; 7. Mat West Windsor 1.75m 585 Indoor Pentathlon: #5 Men 1000m Run Indoor Pentathlon 1. James Turner Toronto 2:42.82; 2. Anthony Broeders Guelph 2:44.48; 3. Oliver Grant Waterloo 2:46.23; 5. Jesse Drennan Windsor 2:48.67 Women Team Rankings 1. University of Guelph 148; 2. University of Toronto 147; 3. Western University 134; 4. University of Windsor 115; 5. University of Ottawa 47 6) York Lions 30; 7. McMaster University 13; 8. Queen’s Gaels 11; 9. Lakehead University 9; 10. University of Waterloo 4; 11). Sir Wilfrid Laurier Univer 2; 12. Laurentian University 1; 12. Brock University 1 Men Team Rankings 1. University of Guelph 175.50; 2. University of Windsor 118.50; 3. Western University 114; 4. University of Ottawa 69; 5. York Lions 64; 6. University of Toronto 56; 7. McMaster University 25; 7. University of Waterloo 25; 9. Queen’s Gaels 7; 10. Ryerson University 3; 11. Brock University 2; 11. Lakehead University 2



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MARTY GERVAIS SHAWN MICALLEF (journalist, professor and Windsor’s poet laureate)

AT ONTARIO REGIONAL CONFERENCE OF CANADIAN UNIVERSITY PRESS IN WINDSOR This year’s theme, BETWEEN THE (HEAD)LINES, takes a look at the media misrepresentation of Windsor and Detroit as a launch point to exploring the stories behind the obvious and sensational, and how we can use journalism to unearth the real stories behind our campuses and communities.


Issue 32, Volume 85 - The Lance  

Campus and community news, arts, sports and features from The Lance, the official student newspaper of the University of Windsor.