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The planned conversion of the Student Awards & Financial Aid building into a new grad house • photo Stephen Hargreaves • drawings Archon Architect Incorporated

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hile the student union is stalled in talks over opening a pub, restaurant or grocery store in the former pub space in the basement of the CAW Student Centre, plans are underway for an entirely different campus restaurant-pub. The Graduate Student Society, who lost their student lounge bar The House on Sunset in 2007 with the construction of the new medical building, has secured the current Student Awards & Financial Aid office as their new headquarters. “This all started [realizing] we need a space for the graduate students. Right now we have a space which is much smaller and no more than 10 people can sit down and talk to each other. We thought of having a bigger

We need a space for the graduate students ... a bigger space, one which is larger than the one we had before KANNAPPANTHIAGARAJAN, GSS PRESIDENT

space, one which is larger than the one we had before,” said GSS president Kannappan Thiagarajan. The University of Windsor provided GSS with a number of options for a new location on campus and they opted for the awards office because it allowed for the inclusion of a patio in the designs and a location away from busy roads. “An agreement was signed between the university and the GSS in [April] 2012, and after that we started with the designs and approval from our [internal]

committee,” said Thiagarajan. As per the agreement with the university, the GSS will pay up $490,000 for the space with the university covering remaining cost up to $380,000. Renovations are set to begin this summer and Thiagarajan expects the project to be completed by the fall in time for the 50th anniversary celebrations of the university. The space will feature a full bar, patio, GSS offices and a boardroom with a capacity to accommodate more than 20 people.

“We’re planning to have the boardroom open to all, so if a graduate student [couldn’t] find a room for [class] presentations they can contact GSS to book the room,” said Thiagarajan. The GSS approached the pub independently of the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance, who are currently in talks internally on what to do with a 2,000 square-foot area retained by the student union in the former pub in the CAW Student Centre basement. The former student-run pub gained attention for years of mismanagement mounting to over $1 million in debt and leading to to its closure last year. Thiagarajan explained that the grad students’ pub will not be operated by the GSS, rather an independent operator in an effort to reduce the potential for mismanagement. “This pub is not going to be op-

erated by us, the [operator] will be responsible for taking out the liquor licence and selling of the alcohol … it doesn’t fall under the portfolio of the GSS,” said Thiagarajan, who explained that while the GSS has roughly three operator proposals to choose from, they “haven’t decided upon who it will be given to.” The university operated Bookstore, ousted from the Odette School of Business last semester, is moving into the majority of the former Thirsty Scholar Pub location. UWSA president Kimberly Orr explained that the upcoming UWSA elections will feature a straw-poll on the ballot asking students whether they want a cafe/lounge, a restaurant/ pub or a grocery store to fill the remaining space. “We’re waiting to hear back from students before we know what we are going to do with SEE ‘GSS’ O3 w



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Kinder Surprise #uwindsorproblems for girls

As Kinder Surprise are illegal in the United States (as the federal government believes Kinder Surprise are apt for drug smuggling), the decision to market a sister product to girls undoubtedly occurred in their North York, Ont. boardroom.

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Surely, through the use of a slick presentation, buzz words, and graphs, charts and expert opinion, executives and sales managers were convinced that this was an idea worth studying and implementing.

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But did they stop to think how absurd the idea was on face value?

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I grew up with Kinder Surprise and the fun toy which was inside. I never thought that the product was intended for boys or girls, children or adults. But then again, I’m not an advertising or sales manager, and wasn’t seeing the vast untapped amount of profit and additional revenue streams.

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Rather than simply having generic toys, Kinder Surprise could include dolls, pink bracelets and a whole other slew of products marketed solely to girls. We’re living in a world that continues to promote gender roles. Kinder Surprise can now be added to the ever growing list of products being marketed to specific genders, but which have nothing to do with specific genders; BIC for her pens, and Lego Friends (dolls) come to mind.

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As long as parents and consumers in general continue to purchase products which have been assigned to specific genders, the practice won’t end but will intensify.

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Dancing on the seedy: is it wrong to hold a teen dance below a strip club? While the gentlemen’s club may be alive and well it seems almost out of place in our culture with the rise of the infinite pornography box we call the Internet. Last week, Windsor strip club Studio 4 was told by city bylaw enforcers it’s not be allowed to host a March 16 teen dance for 14-18-year-olds in its basement. The basement, which has a separate entrance from the floor, would be monitored by security preventing any innocent dancing teen from seeing the bevy of breasts and bare behinds on the main floor. This, of course, would violate their adult entertainment licence and the downstairs dance would have likely gone unnoticed by the City of Windsor had a parent not complained.

While it is wrong to break the law, the question really is: was this such a bad thing to propose? Given that we live, whether we like it or not, in a capitalist society, people are entitled to try to make money doing what they see fit so long as it is within the law. For the sake of argument let’s just say this wasn’t a violation of their licence. It has been seven years since I was a minor but I can remember those years quite well, and quite frankly there was nothing to do. Quite the same there is still not much to do if you’re under the drinking age, unless you like going to the mall on Friday night or going under 19 events at the Gino A. Marcus, The Liquor Box, The Chubby Pickle, or The Blind Dog, which are now all closed. With little for teen and tween alike to do, can a business be faulted for seeing an opportunity to pick up that corner of the market?

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I can just see it now. Advertising executives pitched the idea that Ferrero Canada, who manufactures Kinder Surprise, could potentially reel in vast amounts of untapped revenue by targeting a new demographic specifically: young girls.

Strip clubs is almost an anachronism of our time.

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That being said, many still see it as unseemly to hold a dance in an unwholesome place for wholesome teens. Teens, on the whole, are anything but wholesome. Don’t think for a second when their parent’s backs are turned they aren’t looking up some far more sick and twisted act on their smartphone than they would ever see in strip clubs. So are parents to forever shelter their children from the reality of what is out in the world? Either you raised your child best you could, imparting responsibility on them, trusting they will try to always make the best decisions when they’re on their own. Or, you shelter them until they go off to college and burn out by mid first semester from too much partying. -Jay Verspeelt

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GSS beat UWSA to the bar

The old grad house on Sunset Avenue was demolished in 2007 • photo Ryan Rogers

FROM COVER w our half of the project,” she said. Orr wasn’t able to provide a specific budget for construction. “The cost for renovating it to make it a grocery store could be completely different than the cost of renovating it to make it a restaurant and that’s something that either this year’s board of directors— or more than likely next year’s board of directors—

is going to have to decide.” The UWSA is sharing the cost of demolition with the Bookstore and according to Orr, “It makes absolutely no sense to demolish one half of the space and not the other.” “We’re paying for [shared costs] right now, and they’re essentially going to give us a grey box, where it’s drywall and nothing else, so we can decide what we can put in,” stated Orr, adding

that the UWSA is “only paying for our space that’s being demolished. We’re not paying for the bookstore’s space being demolished, but it’s way more cost effective to do it together than to do it separately.” The UWSA’s new space will back onto the patio which, according to Orr, will either double the seating capacity of a pub/restaurant or allow for sidewalk sales if the space is turned into a grocery store.

Canada Post pushes mail pickup an hour JONLIEDTKE associate news editor _______________________


ith Canada Post’s decision to move mail sorting facilities from Walker Road to London, Ont., those seeking to use the university’s distribution services to send a letter must have materials submitted an hour and a half earlier than before. “They’re picking our mail up at 2:30 p.m. now as opposed to 4 p.m.,” explained Lynn McLeod, manager of Distribution Services. “Everything has to be in the post office here that’s expected to go out that day by 2 p.m. so that we can prepare and get it ready for Canada Post at 2:30 p.m.” McLeod doesn’t believe that the change will affect mail delivery on campus but encourages those seeking to send mail to send things in early. Several faculty members at the university, who opted to remain anonymous, voiced concerns regarding the change of mail pickup. They said they believe it

will increase both “stress” and the likelihood that mail will be received on time. According to Jon Hamilton, a spokesperson for Canada Post, the decision to move the processing of mail from Windsor to London was to “take advantage of the capacity that we have in the London plant and try one of the many moves to make our operations more efficient.” While many of the changes at Canada Post have been “behind the scenes changes,” Hamilton added that the delivery standard will be maintained and the changes were needed due to an overall reduction in the amount of mail Canadians send. “It’s really just with less and less mail in the system, every single year we need to continue to look at our network to ensure that we are being efficient allowing us to continue serving Canadians in a financially self-sufficient way,” said Hamilton, who explained that mail volume dropped 25 per cent in the last five years and that

there are a billion fewer letters in the system in 2012 than in 2006. Hamilton maintains that moving away from hand sorting of mail at Walker Road will be more efficient due to “state-of-the-art equipment in places like London that can handle a higher capacity.” While an accident on Highway 401 could potentially cause a delay in mail delivery, Hamilton explained “that kind of stuff happens from time to time and it can happen anywhere, but we have contingencies. We monitor the roads for storms and anything else that could happen and we put contingency plans in place when necessary, but there isn’t only one road that goes between the two, we have options.” “The majority of the time the road network works well and you build in contingencies in terms of your timing so you can ensure that you’ve got enough of a buffer to make the service standards,” said Hamilton.

“We anticipate moving into the new bookstore in October or November of this year,” said the Bookstore’s sales and marketing co-ordinator, Martin Deck, who explained that business has notable decreased following their move to their interim location in Vanier Hall. “It does negatively impact our sales,” said Deck, referencing the difficulty for customers to find their current location. “It’s not the same bookstore because

we don’t have all the same stuff in it. It’s very unfortunate that we’ve had to separate our clothing from our textbooks and our general reading book selection.” The Bookstore, GSS pub and the UWSA pub, lounge or grocery store are all slated for completion by September 2013. All are on schedule except the UWSA.



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Scenes of Dave and Chuck “the freak” as cartoons in their app debut • captures courtesy Red Piston

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he Lance chatted with two of the founders, Jakub Koter and Ali AlAasam, of local app developers Red Piston. Red Piston has been in business for three years, and recently created a video game app based off of the lives of Dave Hunter and Chuck Urquhart from the popular radio show, Dave and Chuck the Freak, that aired on 89X from 2001-2012. Hunter and Urquhart’s unfortunate leave in November 2012 has caused a lot of listeners to wonder about their return, and this app could be exactly what they need to tie them over from the void left by the hilarious, early morning duo. CASSIE HUNTER: What gave you the idea to make the Dave and Chuck the freak video game app? ALI AL-AASAM: We’ve been in touch with different people at AM 800 and 89X while doing something with that and then we approached them ... They have a fun presence on radio and they’re fun, so we thought it’d be a good idea. CH: How much are Dave and Chuck involved in the making of the game? JAKUB KOTER: We have a bunch of brainstorming sessions about what to do in the game and then they came in to record all the sounds, so there’s all original sounds used in the game. So we kind of collaborated altogether ... and put together a plan, a proper case development plan, and executed it. So they’ve been involved pretty much through the whole process.

CH: Is the app an introduction to any new Dave and Chuck the freak radio shows that you know of? AA: No comment! Haha. Actually, we don’t know, we know as much as you know in terms of what channel they’re going to or station and all that because they’re like, bound and iron-clad and can’t talk about it. CH: Can you run me through the game? How does it look? AA: Yeah, oh it’s super hard, haha. JK: You need four people touching the screen at the same time and a really high type of connection and so if you don’t have those, as well as the latest and greatest phone, then ... Haha, I’m just kidding. Well, the gameplay if very simple, it was based off of Mario, essentially. CH: Was that intentional? JK: Yeah, when we first met with Dave and Chuck we pitched a few different gameplay ideas and I think Chuck mentioned Mario. AA: I think together we arrived at the point of making something simple and fun. And Chuck was, well he’s a game player and he was like, “Yeah, you know what, why don’t we do that?” So we threw out that idea and he loved it. JK: It’s a kind of gameplay where it’s really simple; you’re jumping up and down and avoiding and destroying things, that’s really the objective. And then it’s just one tap to jump and if you double tap it double jumps, and stuff like that. So it’s a simple game to play, but hard to master.

It’s a perfect example of a game that’s easy to play like Angry Birds. All you do is fling birds, but it’s really hard to master right, so it takes awhile to get all three stars, or get past levels. So we’ve been thinking of a similar gameplay for this game CH: Do you have a set date for the release of the app? AA: We are submitting it to the Apple App Store this [last] weekend and we’re hoping it will be out by next weekend. CH: Are there any other apps that you’ve been working on at Red Piston? AA: We’re working on some new games for the Ouya console that’s launching March 28 ... So we’re releasing some new games made specifically made for that console. We’re always working on some fun projects, we have some pretty big game or name clients that I can’t divulge right now. CH: Is there anything else you’d like to add? AA: We’re looking for awesome programmers, game developers, and just in general great programmers. JK: We’d like to hire students, recent grads, and they can send resumes to


Pro-Palestine students stage mock check points

Members of the University of Windsor Palestinian Solidaity Group staged a mock check point on campus last Thursday to demonstrate Israeli occupation • photo Jolie Inthavong

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he University of Windsor’s Palestinian Solidarity Group shed light on realities of the PalestinianIsraeli conflict for students last week. The student-run group held campus events March 4 to 8 as part of the second annual Palestinian Human Rights Week. “People reacted in different ways. The whole point was to direct people’s attention towards the ugly realities of occupation,” explained Muhammad Almoayad, president of Palestinian Solidarity Group. Throughout the week, events were organized to highlight

the plight of Palestinians in the Israeli occupied territories. Mock Israeli checkpoints, which have become popping up at universities in different parts of the world, were also created outside the CAW Student Centre where students dressed as Israeli soldiers barricaded the area and interrogated willing students. The students who participated in the event were asked derogatory questions and given a hard time before they were allowed to pass the mock checkpoints. The event was organized in an effort to expose people to what Palestinians are made to go through every day. “These checkpoints are made primarily for the reason to make life difficult for Palestin-

ians. Basic things such as going to school, work and hospital are almost impossible many of the times. Most extreme examples are women giving birth at the checkpoints,” said Almoayad. The student wing of the Palestinian movement has gathered many followers and many of them see such events as necessary to expose people to harsh realities. Sami Habib, University of Windsor Students’ Alliance board member, said, “I think it’s a great thing to have on campus, especially to raise awareness about the Palestinian cause. They [Israeli authorities] have barriers and checkpoints for normal citizens that have nothing to do with politics or

anything else. These people just want to go back home but get refused entry if the officer is in a bad mood.” According to Habib, “What goes on around there is very degrading to human values.” However, not everyone shares the group’s passion and enthusiasm for the Palestinian cause. Some spectators showed indifference whereas some thought that such events are entirely unnecessary. Judi Burke, a secretary at the school’s Centre for Career Education, said, “It’s something that I don’t think should be happening on campus. I just don’t understand the point of it because we are all aware of what exactly is happening in

the world. Most of the people are just walking by without noticing the barriers (mock checkpoints) which defeats the purpose of this whole exercise.” Ben, a Zionist Jewish undergraduate student who wished not to use his last name, showed believes such events are not offensive in any way. He went on to add that he “simply does not care” what Palestinian Solidarity Group does. “Israel has defeated 65 years of terror and it is a very strong state, so what do you think is going to happen with a bunch of students holding placards and creating mock checkpoints?” Ben questioned.

Childcare shortages deter students from applying FAIZAMIRZA news editor __________________________


newly founded group on campus is aiming to provide services to students, staff and community members with children in tow. The Family Growth and Development Network is a part of Ontario Public Research Interest Group and is spearheaded by an undergraduate student of social work, Victoria Rubio. “When I decided to return to school ... I wanted to see if I can put my children under my benefits. They (University of Windsor Students’ Alliance) told me there are certain options but we don’t advertise them because there is no need. I have a need and I can’t be the only student parent on campus,” said Rubio. Rubio believes that it would help other parents to come to the university if they feel welcomed and this reason was her main motivation towards initiating a parents’ action group. She said the

group is not specifically targeting student parents and is also available to help staff, faculty and other community members. The Family Growth group currently has 12 members and meets biweekly to provide free information, playtime and workshops that support parents. Many universities in Ontario provide child care services to mature students. York provides daycare facilities to children of students, staff and faculty. University of Toronto also has similar programs including full-time child care services available for children ranging from four to five years of age in the seamless kindergarten program. However, the University of Windsor does not provide many options for mature and student parents. According to Lori Lewis, manager, news services at University of Windsor, the university has an arrangement with Great Beginnings Ontario Early Years Centre on California Avenue.

Colleen Bulkiewicz, a supervisor at Great Beginnings, explained the arrangement, saying, “In most of the cases, we are able to cater to fulltime or part-time students. Approximately 20 per cent spaces are dedicated for University of Windsor’s students, faculty and staff. However, they do not get a subsidized plan through us. If they are eligible, they have to call the City of Windsor Children Services and apply.” The full fees can range according to the services rendered by the centre, but in most cases can reach up to $800 per month. The university does not have any concrete data or statistics on how many student parents are currently enrolled in different programs. Realizing the potential and keeping this in consideration, Rubio plans to conduct a survey to assess the presence of students with children on campus. Many prospective university students consider cost of day care facilities and unavailability of on-campus childcare

as main obstacle to pursue further education. Michelle Nahdee, a mother of four and member of Family Growth and Development Network said, “I have been interested in becoming a student at University of Windsor, however, the family acces-

Claudia Rubio, another member of Family Growth and Development Network, shares similar opinions. She said she’s wanted to come to the university for some time but there isn’t really much for families in terms of child care

I have been interested in becoming a student at University of Windsor, however, the family accessibility at the university is a huge deterrent sibility at the university is a huge deterrent because it’s (the University of Windsor) not very family oriented.” Nahdee said universities need to recognize that not only students straight from high school are applying to universities, and to acknowledge the presence of student parents and “accommodate this force.”


and other related activities. “It would be a great help for people like us if parents support groups will gain more popularity and become a trend,” she said. For more information about Family Growth and Development Network, visit their Facebook group or contact OPIRG at


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national news briefs YMCA starts campaign to address women’s homelessness

DRINKS & DESIGN: SHINOLA (Thursady, March 14 @ 5:30 p.m., Shinola 485 W Milwaukee Ave., Detroit) Take a chance to explore one of the most exciting start ups in the region. Shinola, a maker of premium watches, bicycles, leather goods and journals, selected Detroit to house their state-of-the-art watch factory and employ local talent to build their high-quality watches and urban bicycles. The official timepiece for the Grand Prix, Shinola decided to make the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education their home. Consulting and collaborating with students from the College for Creative Studies, graphic design students helped develop their brand, media and communication strategy, interior design students focused on researching and applying design concepts to the space, and the product design students focused on envisioning a signature bicycle, specifically for Shinola. (, free)

WATERLOO (CUP) — It’s something many people take for granted, but it’s also something thousands of women throughout Canada struggle without— the shelter and protection of a home. YWCA Canada aspires to bring an end to women’s homelessness with the recent launching of the Homes for Women campaign. The campaign was started out of concern for the growing number of women who are either living in severe poverty or who are homeless. “It is unacceptable that a country as rich as Canada has the extent and amount of homelessness and poverty that we have, and women are bearing the brunt of this,” said Leilani Farha, executive director of Canada Without Poverty. “The hope is that the campaign will ignite discussion and debate and that will influence public policy.”

DETROIT BIKE CITY (Saturday, March 16 @ 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Cobo Center, Detroit) Detroit Bike City 2013 takes on Cobo Center’s massive Wayne Hall, 100,000 square-foot of floor space and 30 foot ceilings filled with bikes, lots and lots of bikes. With vendors from across the U.S. Midwest and beyond offering new, used, custom, road, mountain, BMX and more; all things two wheeled will be covered. Detroit Bike City 2013 is expected to more than double the first year in almost every way. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about new products, get a deal on last year’s stock and be a part of the growing Detroit cycling community. Check out the custom builders, Detroit small businesses, not all bike-centric but representing the growth of the city, BMX demos, cycle actions, kids’ stuff and a black tie ballroom event overlooking the Detroit River. (, $10 USD) UK ELECTRO-FUNK PUNK BAND ELEPHANT 12 LIVE (Saturday, March 16 @ 10 p.m., Phog Lounge) Elephant 12, from London (the real London in the UK), play “unapologetic punk rock-laced with a magnetic punchy electro bass line.” The three-piece band is known for their performances generating buzz for sing along anthems: “Diet Coke,” “Holiday,” and “Shut Up.” After releasing a self-titled EP, lauded online by Fred Perry Sub Culture and BBC, their popularity has grown to such and extent that it makes no sense that they are playing the 60-person capacity Phog Lounge for $5 with locals The Tighe Brothers Band. But they are, and that’s worth going to see. (, $5)

Laura Buck — The Cord (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Job losses, program cuts likely with 7.2 per cent U of A funding reduction EDMONTON (CUP) — It’s too early to tell how the University of Alberta will handle a 7.2 per cent reduction in base operating funding from the provincial government, U of A president Indira Samarasekera said on March 9, calling the $43 million cut a crisis for the university. The reduction is a “serious and significant loss in funding,” Samarasekera wrote in a letter to the campus community, noting the inevitability of job losses and vertical cuts to services, units and programs. “It’s not good public policy, pure and simple,” she told reporters, referring to the government’s failure to notify the university in advance of the cut’s severity. “This province needs highly educated people in every profession. We already have a shortage.”

sign of spring

A rebellious man disregards City warnings to get one last afternoon of skating in as the outdoor rink at Charles Clark Square slowly thaws, singnaling winter’s end. (Photo: Jay Verspeelt)

The Ministry of Enterprise and Advanced Education has extended the deadline to May 31 for the 2013 Comprehensive Institutional Plan, which includes the institutional budget for 2013-14. More time, however, will be needed to make decisions, Samarasekera said. Alex Migdal — The Gateway (University of Alberta)

? What are your plans for St. Patrick’s Day? JULIA GAGAE


student @ UWindsor

student @ UWindsor

Probably Sandwich Town for the party because it’s close and I live on campus.

I came this semester from India, so I don’t really know what St. Patrick’s Day is.



I’ll check out a downtown party ... I think the one at Phog.

Be a punk ... from 10 a.m. ‘til ...Monday. Probably.

student @ UWindsor

student @ UWindsor



JONLIEDTKE features editor __________________________

in Newfoundland and Labrador due to the Irish roots of the area.

ith St. Patrick’s Day rapidly approaching and more green tinged events throughout the city than you could count on a hand full of clovers, The Lance’s Jon Liedtke pulled on a kilt, a novelty green hat and danced a wee jig on his way to find St. Pat’s history and this year’s best bets for a knees-up in Windsor.

With four major outdoor events shamrocking the streets of Windsor, you can expect to see city residents taking part in the western notions of St. Patrick’s Day; namely drinking and wearing green, but mostly drinking.


While St. Patrick’s Day originally commemorated St. Patrick bringing Christianity to Ireland and teaching the Holy Trinity to residents, today it is a primarily a commemoration of all things Irish … and drinking due to the lifting of the restrictions of Lent. St. Patrick’s Day isn’t a public holiday across all of Canada (it might as well be this year landing on a Sunday and considering that the vast majority take the day off anyway), it’s

“Right now the (University of Windsor Students’ Alliance) isn’t planning anything for St. Patrick’s Day because we don’t have the space to do it, but there are many opportunities for students to partake in festivities around the City of Windsor so I don’t think that there will be a lack of that,” commented UWSA president Kimberly Orr. The UWSA partnered with Phog Lounge, Lefty’s and Pride Windsor-Essex to host a downtown lot party at the corner of Victoria Avenue and Wyandotte Street West.

“We’re endorsing [the event] and telling our students it’s a fun, safe place to go and spend their St. Patrick’s Day. They have awesome drink specials, live music and we’re hoping that a lot of our students will go down,” commented Josh Paglione, UWSA director of student life.

we have the capability and it’s something we’ve been looking forward to for a while.”

While the UWSA had thought about hosting an event on campus, they came to realize that with the pub closed, the university lacked adequate space for such a festivity and opted to endorse the downtown event because some of the benefits are going to Windsor Pride. “The UWSA likes to be philanthropic and so we wanted some of the cover to go to a good cause,” said Paglione.

“It’s kind of a no brainer, and it’s a new space for people … right in the centre of downtown, a block-and-a-half stone’s throw away from Ouellette Avenue and it’s going to be pretty deluxe,” said Lucier, who explained that the event wasn’t music focused but rather a “full on community building exercise where business owners know what other businesses are doing by being partners in a project … I think the biggest benefit of collaboration is that you have an awareness level that is unparalleled.”

Phog co-owner Tom Lucier is putting on the event in conjunction with Lefty’s, the WindsorEssex Pride Fest and Windsor Pride Community. “We’ve done Phog Fest in the lot I’m excited just to have another event like this. We have the lot,

Lucier isn’t concerned about competition from other events as he expects patrons to “bounce around” from one to another and eventually “pick the most unique experience.”

The Kilt and Fiddle, Venue Rock Parlor and Maroon Brother’s have partnered to present the third Annual Sham Rock St. Patty’s Day Tent Party located at the former downtown bus depot. “We’re doing this because of the past success and the fact that the University of Windsor hasn’t officially taken over that parking lot yet. We asked the city if it was OK to go one more time, they told us yes, so here we go again,” explained Doug Maroon, owner of Maroons Brothers who explained the three-day event isn’t sponsored by the Downtown Windsor Business Improvement Association, but is rather “an extension of my liquor licence … instead of a patio with 50 seats, I’ve got a patio now with 900.” Like Lucier, Maroon isn’t concerned about competition and

believes that there are enough events happening throughout the city to cater to everybody’s tastes. “I think [competition] helps downtown. Downtown needs to be vibrant and alive and the only way that you can do that is for the hospitality sector to get together and put events [to] give people a reason to come down here and have a good time,” explained Maroon. “I think we need more events in Windsor, all over the city,” commented DWBIA chair Larry Horwitz. “St. Patrick’s Day is a day where you get people of different ages coming together and it’s good for downtown because it mixes up the ages [and] it’s a daytime event as well as a nighttime event. People are usually well mannered and well behaved on St. Patrick’s Day, and I think it’s really good for the city,” said Horwitz. Other outdoor events in the city this St. Patrick’s Day include an outdoor tent at the Kildare House and The Irish Quarter in Olde Sandwich Towne which features a full street closure from Rock Bottom Bar and Grill to The Dominion House. With the ability to bring your beer from each licensed establishment to the next, a la New Orleans, the Sandwich Towne event is sure to be fun for those seeking to enjoy the outdoors while also travelling bar to bar. Have fun, stay safe and Erin go Brag!



Switches, levers and Cheap Speakers A Toroto band with Windsor roots swings by with a new LP on the way to CMW

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he guitarist/vocalist of Toronto indie-power-pop band The Cheap Speakers has chosen to play the band’s first post album release show at her cultural alma matter this Friday at Villains Beastro. “I moved away from the city when I was fairly young,” said Manzocco, who left to study at Ryerson University at 17. “I may not have had the best image [of the city] or the best exposure to what was really going on in Windsor. It wasn’t until I’d been in Toronto for a while that I realized that Windsor is not just the place you drive through to get to Detroit … there is a lot of great things happening in Windsor.” Formed in 2007 by Manzocco, vocalist and bassist Brennan Gault and the later addition of guitarist Tim Dafoe and drummer David Kochberg, The Cheap Speakers have

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developed into a group known for their explosive live performances making them mainstays on the Canadian festival circuit and positioning them to network with the country’s best acts. “There are so many great bands we’ve played with,” said Manzocco. “Paint, my roommate’s band are great, Hollarado are a super-fun awesome party band. Topanga, who are our contemporaries, are a scrappy fun guitar-pop band … they are so much fun I just love those guys and Paper Maps I’m just in love with.” Paper Maps’ frontman— famed producer of The Black Keys and Tokyo Police Club— Dean Marino, recorded The Cheap Speakers in 2011 and gave them the confidence to go it alone and record their debut full-length, Switches & Levers, on their lonesome. “[Switches & Levers] was recorder completely ourselves. We took a year and a half to record in Brennan [Gault’s] basement and in our practice space,” said Manzocco. “It was a painstaking process in many ways; it gave us total creative control and gave up as much time as we needed to get the performances we wanted.”


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trays a band that has grown, matured and established a sound of their own. A sound influenced by the band’s that they have shared stages across the country with like The Balconies, Amos the Transparent and Raised by Swans, combined with the inward reflection that comes with playing in, and sticking with, a band for six years. “I’m really excited to get this album on the road and I’m really excited to play our first out-oftown show in Windsor,” said Manzocco, who will share the stage with local favourites The Unquiet Dead and Toronto raucous traditional country meets party-rock Meanwood. All three bands are playing in preparation for appearances at Canadian Music Week in Toronto March 19 through 24.

festival and features thousands of bands from around the world. “This is a fun year for us [at CMW] as we are playing earlier in the evening. We’ve played North by Northeast a few times and, we’ve played CMW a few times and somehow we’re always the band that gets the 2 a.m. or 3 a.m. slots, which has worked for us because we like to throw a pretty big party when we play and when you play that late everyone is already drunk and happy … ready to have a good time. It’ll be a change to play to a sober crowd.”

Sober or not, The Cheap Speakers join Meanwood, The Unquiet Dead and a surprise guest to be announced at VilThe LP, released last week, is lains Beastro on Friday, March a strong follow up to the Dale 15 for a CMW trial run. Doors Morningstar recorded The open at 9 p.m. and cost $5 to Cheap Speakers EP released in 2011. Switches & Levers porCMW is Canada’s largest music walk though. gas_pains_banner_ad08_final:gas_pains_banner_ads 4/17/08 4:04 PM Page 1

Mark Sewell as his own superhero Stabman • photo courtesy Mark Sewell

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e’s killing pedophiles, burning down massage parlours and exacting revenge on a barber who gave him a bad hair cut. He’s Stabman. Stabman is a 148-page crime novel by first-time writer Mark Sewell. It’s the 606-day journey of an unnamed young man who decides to take vengeance on criminals across Canada and the United States.

“self-employed vigilante,” who works as a novelist and steals drug money from victims to fuel his crime fighting ways, making little distinction over who deserves to suffer. “Even though he’s insane and psycho, in his mind he’s a hero,” Sewell explained. Despite the fact his main character is, well, crazy, Sewell himself is a fairly regular person. He works as a lab technician at the University of Windsor’s Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Re-

Sewell describes Stabman as a


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Crime author inspired by city FROM PAGE O8 w search. But he started writing Stabman while working night shifts as a security guard. “I always wanted to write something but never got around to it ... Once I got the idea, I just completely ran with it. I spent 70 hours a week (over two months) working on it. ... I was always writing down ideas, there were five different alternative endings I could have had,” he said.

Outer Islands at Phog Lounge • photo Stephen Hargreaves


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orn of the ashes of long-running and much acclaimed Kitchener band Vacuity, Outer Islands is the new solo project of guitarist/vocalist Rob McFee. The live incarnation of the indieguitar-pop meets electro project includes the capable hands of K-W comrade, multi-instrumentalist Duncan Nicholls, who collectively introduced a string of highly-crafted songs to the world last Saturday at Phog Lounge in Outer Islands’ first performance outside of Mcfee’s basement studio. The Lance caught up with the surprisingly calm Nicholls and Mcfee at Phog moments before their first ever show. STEPHEN HARGREAVES: Rob, you were in quite a successful band that has played in this very venue in the past? Why did Vacuity separate? ROB MCFEE: We were in a band together for 15 years, like from high school. We put out an album, we played like a pretty successful tour in summer in support of the album and after that it was like, ‘what is next?’ SH: Were you looking for something more? RM: I don’t know. When you are in a group with people for a long time, sometimes things are super positive and others not and for the last couple of years and we worked really hard and then it was like what’s next? I had a bunch of songs and I invited Duncan over to work on something with me on what has become Outer Islands.

at sound check. What is your sound like? RM: We sound kinda like Pixies or Radiohead but we don’t. I think we are going for pop that is like not too smooth. SH: What inspired you to go the drum machine route? RM: it was more like a momentum thing. It just adds a lot through the tempo just like the new Thom Yorke album. DN: When we introduced the drum loops and stuff and my initial thought was “I don’t know if this is a good idea,” and halfway through the first song I was like, “Yea, it is a great idea.” I think it just broadens the palette. We have a dynamic range and that allows us to play with that. SH: What do you think about the scene in Kitchener-Waterloo? RM: There are some pretty great bands in Kitchener. It’s like a mixed bag. I am really into a band called Sex Dwarf. Their band name and song names are silly but they write great songs. SH: What’s the plan for Outer Islands? Recording? Touring? RM: We are doing three shows. We have a show tonight at Phog and the Boathouse at Kitchener. We plan to try and book [a tour] for June but we haven’t talked about it. SH: Have you guys recorded anything yet? DN: We have a whole stack of demos. When I showed up a month ago Rob was like, “here are a bunch of songs.”

SH: So when did you guys get going then?

RM: One song, Balloon Capsule, is out now on our website already.

DUNCAN NICHOLLS: About one month ago.

SH: Is there any reason why you decided to come down to Windsor for your first show?

SH: Have you played yet? DN: March 23 is our first hometown gig; this is our maiden voyage tonight. SH: I heard some backing tracks, some loops and synths mixed in with the guitars

RM: Phog is very exciting. We know James O-L and the Villains and they are playing with us at the Boathouse in Kitchener, so did the show swap thing. They always bring in a lot of people here and it’s always a good time.

“I had to figure out, if I was insane, how do I go about doing this?” he said. “I wanted it to be realistic ... a lot of less suspension of disbelief.” Sewell said he used local buildings as inspiration for places in the book, including the former Grace hospital site and Assumption Church. He spent considerable time research U.S. cities featured in the book he had not visited, but said writing Stabman’s fighting style was something that came easy. “Having a martial arts background helps to have an idea about what’s more realistic,” he said. “The unbelievable part is that someone could get away with doing it (killing) that many times.”

“Stabman starts out completely inept, and by the end, although still insane, would be more worthy of being a comic book type character. He has the financing, the equipment, more of the experience, has gone through some setbacks along the way,” Sewell added. Sewell decided to self-publish the book through U.S. company iUniverse. It’s currently for sale at online retailers Amazon, Chapters and Barnes and Noble. Stabman can also be found locally at Juniper Books on Ottawa Street. “I have read a lot of comic books, graphic novels, watched a lot of action movies,” said Sewell. “Right now, I’ve been reading a lot of the Warhammer 40,000 series, set 40,000 years in the future. It’s completely unrealistic ... My favourite author of all time is Douglas Adams; Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, I really liked that a lot.” Taking on a new job recently, Sewell doesn’t have as much time to dedicate to writing. He’s interested in pursing a different direction, writing a novel based on his grandfather’s first-hand account of the Dieppe raid during World War II.


do you Diary of a madman concur?



FLASH MOBS WERE A FLASH IN THE PAN, LET THEM DIE Now that The Harlem Shake phase has fizzled out of recent memory and Gangam Style effectively in the annals of obscurity, I think it’s high time to engage in a serious dialogue.

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tabman: Diary of Superhero/Psycho is the journal of one man’s 606-day quest to eliminate crime by offing criminals by any and all means necessary.

When a video reaches a couple hundred million hits on YouTube the unwritten rule (or is it written?) is that it must be copied, parodied, reframed and sent through the echo chamber that is the collective consciousness known as the Internet.

Written and published independently by Mark Sewell the book is, as advertised, “not recommended for timid readers”.

We all get that these videos constitute fads and that as such, fads demand to be recreated, but it’s getting annoying and frankly embarrassing for all involved— the viewer and the creators.


Stabman, a moniker based on his killing method of choice, isn’t really much of a stabber. Favouring instead to eliminate the criminal element with guns, explosives and even, when all else fails, falling bricks. From the beginning, our protagonist is consistently psychotic; targeting pedophiles, drug dealers, rapist, and Neo-Nazis. His crusade takes him to cities all across Canada and sometimes Detroit, in an attempt literally wipes and curb stomp the criminal element into oblivion. To Stabman the crime makes no difference, and the end goal is always the same. death. The internet plays a large role in this book, almost to a fault. Should Stabman need to source weapons he orders them on the internet. Where to find the next criminal to stalk and kill? Stabman turns to web forums and the rather convenient, ‘Russian hacking software’ he downloaded to illegally access everything from government databases to Hydro One customer accounts. Most importantly, Stabman uses the web to investigate the ever important outcomes of his good deeds, usually after having indulged in a celebratory large meal on his way home. Congratulations, Killer! There is no philosophy or deeper meaning behind the acts of vigilantism that Stabman commits. If it’s crime he’ll kill it, or blow it up, or crush its skull. It excites him so much that it’s just about

the only thing he writes about in his diary, in vivid detail. That and guns. Comparisons could be made to similar characters on television, but there is something fundamentally different between characters like Stabman and one like Dexter, for example. While injustice d mental illness drives both men to kill for the greater good, Stabman reads as utterly insane and devoid of humanity. Reading his ‘diary’ offers no insight into his psyche or behaviour nor does it suggest that he should be regarded as anything but a killing machine as he is entirely consumed with the kill, or planning his next kill, or buying more weapons –for all 606 days, give or take a head cold or two. Why he chose to do this and for what reason is hard to glean through the amount of ‘ultraviolence’ in the book. One can only assume that the Stabman’s motives go no deeper than just really hating crime, as we are not confronted with much else. He loves killing and violence more than ridding the world of ‘scum’, as evidenced in his total lack of revelry. Overall Stabman exposes a thirst for violence and an excessive knowledge of gun makes and models. It’s hard to separate his actions from those of his victims, but doesn’t try to explore the paradox.

While recreation videos are all done in good fun, the fact that they persist for months afterwards is just getting depressing. The first time I heard Gangam Style I laughed and moved on. I’ll admit that I truly enjoyed Mitt Romney style and that I thought it was a pretty good parody video.

ARTS CALENDAR WEDNESDAY MARCH 13 Popovitch Comedy Pet Theatre Chrysler Theatre, 2 p.m., $25-31 / Children $15 Nine Girls UWindsor Essex Hall Theatre, 8 p.m., $12-21 THURSDAY MARCH 14 Nine Girls UWindsor Essex Hall Theatre, 8 p.m., $12-21 S.N.O.T. - Spectacular Night of Trivia Villains Beastro FRIDAY MARCH 15 Book Launch: The Unreal Estate Guide to Detroit by Andrew Herscher Broken City Lab’s Civic Space, 7:30 p.m. Tweed City: Detroit Bike City Charity Pre-Party wsg DJ Richie Wohlfeil, The Juliets & The High Strung The Fillmore Detroit, 7 p.m., $35 The 3rd Annual Sham Rock St. Patty’s Day Tent Party Old Bus Depot, Chatham St., 7 p.m., FREE Nine Girls UWindsor Essex Hall Theatre, 8 p.m., $12-21 CMW Preview: Meanwood, The Cheap Speakers & the unquiet dead Villains Beastro

But then they kept coming.

Elephant 12 wsg The Tighe Brothers Phog Lounge, 9 p.m.,

Student groups held flash mobs on campuses across the globe in an effort to jump on the bandwagon.


Local media— knowing the virality of flash mobs and viral videos— sought to increase and secure ratings by reporting on them. Next, it was not-for-profits seeking to get in on the fun and take part in the viral experience, which in turn gave way to for-profit enterprises creating embarrassingly cringe worthy videos to promote their own brands. Before you know it, months had passed since the original viral video was posted and it was still deeply embedded in the collective consciousness. And then it stopped for a blissful couple of weeks. Enter The Harlem Shake and the whole process started over again: the recreations, the parodies, the jokes on late-night shows, the sketches, the conversations in passing … it gets to be too much. With social media it’s easier than ever to share bits of media with friends and family so it’s to be expected that media can go viral much quicker than ever before. But that doesn’t mean that it should. So I plead, do you concur, that we should just give it a rest?

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Kyoko Hashimot Piano Recital Mackenzie Hall, 7:30 p.m., $5 Students, $15 Adults The Twang & Slide Tour 2013 ft. Sean Ashbey & Deanna Cartea The Oasis Pub, 8:30 p.m, $12ADV $15ATG The 3rd Annual Sham Rock St. Patty’s Day Tent Party Old Bus Depot, Chatham St., 8 p.m. Nine Girls UWindsor Essex Hall Theatre, 8 p.m., $12-21 SUNDAY MARCH 17 The Irish Quarter Olde Sandwich Towne, 10 a.m. Get Lucky: Downtown Windsor’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration University Ave & Victoria Ave, 11 a.m.., $5 The 3rd Annual Sham Rock St. Patty’s Day Tent Party Old Bus Depot, Chatham St., 12 p.m. Nine Girls UWindsor Essex Hall Theatre, 8 p.m., $12-21 MONDAY MARCH 18

RESEARCHERS LINK BIEBER GOES BONKERS SEXISM WITH PREFERENCE On his 19th birthday Bieber was unable FOR BIG BOOBS to get his crew, including 14-year-


A British study has found that men’s preferences for larger breast sizes were “significantly associated with” a greater tendency to have sexist attitudes. When asked about their preferences in light of “feminist theories,” men who preferred larger breasts also evinced a “greater tendency to be benevolently sexist, to objectify women, and to be hostile towards women.”

Whole Foods Market, the world’s leading natural and organic foods supermarket, will open a 21,650-square-foot store in Detroit, on June 5. The much-anticipated store, located at Mack Aveue and John R. Road, will add to the vibrant, growing food scene in Detroit. The store joins more than 345 other Whole Foods Market stores in North America and the United Kingdom.

old Jaden Smith in to a club, “worst birthday ever,” he Tweeted. Three days later he shows up two hours late for a gig at London’s O2 Arena. For the next two days he took to wearing a gas mask (?!), then he faints on stage and is taken to hospital. Upon his release, he threatened, “I’ll fucking beat the fuck out of you” to a group of paparazzo. His GF Selena Gomez then called him a “toxic toddler” and broke up with him. lolz.

Detroit Bike City Convention Cobo Center/Wayne Hall, Detroit, 10 a.m., $10

The Writing Salon with Marty Gervais Artspeak Gallery, 5:30 p.m Sketch Night wsg Dave Kant Art’s Council Windsor & Region, 6:30 p.m. The Udder Guys Milk Coffee Bar TUESDAY MARCH 19 My Little Butterball Live Musical Show Gourmet Emporium, !2:30 p.m., FREE My Little Butterball Live Musical Show Mackenzie Hall, 9 p.m., FREE TOAST Open Mic Poetry Phog Lounge, 8 p.m.



to insanity and beyond Lunarcy! takes a humourous look at moon enthusiasts • photo courtesy We Like Films

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oon people. They paint lunar landscapes, hope to live on the moon, claim its ownership and spend decades writing about life on the barren planet. These moon-obsessed folks are the subjects of Lunarcy!, the second feature film and first documentary by Canadian director Simon Ennis. Ennis originally intended the film to be a straight-forward documentary about the moon, with facts, folklore and footage to capture mankind’s enthusiasm for space voyage. After discovering who would end up becoming central characters in the film, Lunarcy!

took a more personal and humourous turn. Lunarcy! introduces us to four main characters: Christopher Carson, a young man bent on becoming the first person to leave Earth with no intention of returning; Dennis Hope, who claims ownership of the moon and has been selling its land at $24 an acre since 1980; Alan Bean, the American astronaut who went from walking on the moon and to painting it; and Peter Kokh, who has been writing a practical guide to living on the moon as a newsletter, The Moon Miner’s Manifesto, for 30 years. The film begins by thrusting us right into these characters’ lives; moving between people

quickly amidst quirky, spacelike music. The music track is a bit loud and overplayed early in the film, but reappears in more subtle ways. The people of Lunarcy! are, for the most part, interesting, amusing and genuine. While Hope says a United Nations loophole allows him to claim ownership of the moon, one can’t help but think his land-owning business, Galactic Government, is less than wholesome. He doesn’t see himself as a criminal and, interesting enough, claims to have sold moon acres to three former U.S. presidents. At first, it’s easy to make fun of Carson; he’s around 30-years-old, lives at home with his parents and spends

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(Secretly Canadian)

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Montreal’s Suuns have seemingly melted down about 75 per cent of the vinyl at their favourite record store and stamped something that sounds both completely new and strangely familiar. The group’s post Krautrock meets dark indie and pop makes for a sophomore LP that virtually anyone with a perchance for the Beatles to Neu! will enjoy. After training of more than a year of touring North America and overseas, Images Du Futur is an album that demands the listener to quit their job and follow the band on tour (better still as apparently they are one of the best live bands in Canada). Whether Images Du Futur is fueled by the long hours on the road or the pulse of Montreal’s social uprisings, it still boasts the typical Suuns— wrought iron, expanding even further on the deep-house, Detroit textures, electronic plunges and layered guitar squalls. The album’s title track (a name inspired by the technological expositions in Montreal between 1986 and 1996) is a shoegaze foray of abstract effects that betrays the band’s indelible patience and winds the mood down to a drowsy standstill. It’s the perfect leadin for the subsequent plodding beats that gradually accelerate into a rhythm. The final ditty culminates in another wistful guitar riff, backed by a haunting, derisive laugh track, with Shemie crooning, “Your music won’t save you.”

While Ennis does a decent job at keeping us entertained with various moon enthusiasts, old school space footage and moon references from popular culture, the film’s narrative falls a little short. The audience follows Carson through attempts to promote his moon plans, and along the

way he receives some personal victories, but it’s difficult to tell (beyond looking at the runtime) when a resolution will come about for any of the characters. Carson remarks, “I want to find my home in the moon.” The quote takes on a different meaning hearing it at the end of the film. That the people of Lunarcy! are obsessed with the moon doesn’t matter. They are looking for the same things in life: recognition, respect, gratification and friendship. Lunarcy! could be a better structured film, but it’s exciting entry for a young director and an interesting look at the passion and convictions that guide us all, regardless of our interests.



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more money than he has going around the country soliciting support for his moon travel cause, The Luna Project, at conferences. Carson’s ambition is admirable, albeit misguided. We know it’s nearly impossible for him, a university drop out, to actually make it to the moon. Some justification for his obsession is provided in the end, making the viewer more sympathetic to his cause.

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Expecting Company? Australian band The Wagons already has five albums, but in 2012, frontman Henry Wagons separated from the group to release Expecting Company? Wagons’ debut solo album is short with only seven tracks, out which six are duets with big names including artists such as Alison Mosshart, Sophia Brous, Patience Hodgson and Jenn Grant. Expecting Company? features good country music with artists who may not be a household names, but are able to convey passion and enthusiasm. Tracks “Still Can’t Find Her” and “Please Give Me a Kiss” are about searching for lost love with a twinge of Johnny Cash style inflected with acoustic guitar. “I’m In Love With Mary Magdalene,” another song on the album, mixes lust and love with exciting instrumental music which brings out the best in lyrics. The most unique song on the album is “Unwelcome Company,” a duet Wagons sings with Mosshart. The lyrics are completely experimental to say the least as it mentions maggots and mice— something musicians refrain from highlighting through their music. Expecting Company? is meant for country music lovers who a fuse of different music genres. Overall, Wagons’ soothing and mellow sounds will please the country fan.

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JULIE DOIRON* - So Many Days (Aporia) CRYSTAL CASTLES* - Crystal Castles (III) (Last Gang) EVENS, THE - The Odds (Dischord) GHETTOSOCKS* - We’re Gonna Drink A Lot Of Wine... (Droppin’ Science) NOTES TO SELF* - Target Market (Decon) FOXYGEN - We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic (Jagjaguwar) METZ* - METZ (Sub Pop) CORIN RAYMOND AND THE SUNDOWNERS* - Paper Nickels (Local Rascal) THE UNQUIET DEAD* - Tales of the Unquiet Dead: Book One (Self-Released) MOGWAI - A Wrenched Virile Lore (Sub Pop) RON SEXSMITH* - Forever Endeavour (Warner (WEA)) JAMES AND BLACKBURN* - Island Universe (Self-Released) AUROCH* - From Forgotten Worlds (Self-Released) COBRA & VULTURE* - Grasslands (Self-Released) SUPERMANSION* - Supermansion II (Self-Released) THE JOHN PIPUS BAND* - Howl At The Moon (Self-Released) HARRY MANX* - Om Suite Ohm (Dog My Cat) CHLOE CHARLES* - Break The Balance (Self-Released) LUCAS SADER PROJECT* - Apollo: Tribute to the Miles Davis Quintet (Self-Released) MIDNIGHT SPIN - Don’t Let Me Sleep (Self-Released) PSYCHIC ILLS - One Track Mind (Sacred Bones) TARANTUELA* - Good Luck Black Cat Bad Luck (Cameron House) LUKE LALONDE* - Rhythymnals (Paper Bag) THE BREEZES* - The Breezes (Self-Released) KARTHALA 72 - Diable Du Feu! (Electric Cowbell) GENTLEMAN REG* - Leisure Life (Heavy Head) YO LA TENGO - Fade (Matador) PISSED JEANS - Honeys (Sub Pop) THE LENNINGS - Inside (Self-Released) UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA - II (Jagjaguwar)

sports Ravens win recordsetting ninth CIS hoops title OTTAWA (CIS) – It was a game for the history books in Ottawa Sunday as the Carleton Ravens won their record-setting ninth CIS men’s basketball championship, and their third in a row, at Scotiabank Place. Carleton took the bite out of the Lakehead Thunderwolves with a dominating performance in a 92-42 win as they reached the summit in men’s university hoops honours for another year. Carleton is now in a league of their own when it comes to W.P. McGee Trophy triumphs. “It was an interesting season for myself and the team. I had no idea how it was going to turn out,” Ravens head coach Dave Smart said. “I demand so much from players every season and this year was not an exception. We had some good days and bad days. To see the players come together and work so hard for this championship is very special.” The Ravens entered the Final Eight with eight championship rings, tied with Victoria, but that changed this weekend after the Vikes were eliminated by Carleton in Friday’s opening round. The possibility of making CIS basketball history clearly motivated the Ravens who appeared to be on an unstoppable mission from the opening tip off. Carleton scored on their first rush down the floor as Clinton Springer-Williams drained a nifty jumper to give the Ravens a 3-0 lead and they never looked back. They were ahead 18-8 after the first quarter, 4019 at halftime and 66-28 after 30 minutes of action. This game and afternoon was filled with Carleton highlights and another impressive display by the most successful program in the country. With Sunday’s win, the Ravens have captured the W.P McGee Trophy nine of the last 11 years. “We’ve been witnessing something special in the last 11 years,” said Jennifer Brenning, Carleton’s athletic director. “Dave works so hard every year to improve the program by recruiting quality kids to Carleton. It makes me very proud when I see them win.”


Lancers reclaim OUA basketball crown KIMELLIOTT lance writer __________________________


he Lancers Women’s Basketball team held off Carleton 56-51 to claim their fourth OUA championship in five years Saturday at the St. Denis Centre. OUA West first-team all-star Jessica Clemencon topped the Lancers’ scoring with 18 points and nine rebounds. First-team all-star and defensive player of the year Miah-Marie Langlois scored 14 points along with 10 rebounds. They were joined in double figures by guard Jocelyn LaRoque with 11 points.

The Carleton Ravens also had three players with double digits lead by Elizabeth Roach with 22 points, Darcy Hawkins with 11 points and Alyson Bush who was held to 10 points. From the onset of this unofficial rubber rematch of the two top seeded teams in the province, it appeared that Carleton was seriously trying to knockoff the hometown favorites as the Ravens went up 10-6 half way through the first quarter of play. Clemencon’s jumper, however, tied the game at 10 points midway through the quarter. Windsor then went on to win the first quarter 17-14, signaling that the steadfast Lancers would have no part of an upset on this occasion. “It was partly their defence and partly our poor shooting,” Clemencon said of the Lancers’ early 18 per cent scoring slump. However, she was not concerned with the game being so close. “Carleton has made it to nationals as well; it is good preparation for us to have close games at this point in time.” Although the Lancers only led by three points at the start of the second quarter, within four and a half minutes they were up 28-18. With Carleton’s scoring leader Bush hampered by early foul trouble, Roach picked up the slack, scoring 17 of the Ravens’ 35 first-half points on 37 per cent shooting. “Elizabeth really had to step up for us with Bush having to be sat down for eight minutes due to foul trouble,” Ravens coach Taffe Charles said. “She really knows how to step it up when needed and was way over her scoring overage for the game.” Conversely, the Lancers scored

The Lancers Women’s Basketball team won with their fourth OUA title in the past five years Saturday at the St. Denis Centre following a 56-51 win over Carleton • photo JEdwin Tam

We all knew this was going to be a low scoring game. Carleton matches up very well with us more efficiently on less attempts, shooting 15-25 or 60 per cent from two-point range and 4-8 or 50 per cent from three-point range, enough to put them ahead comfortably 39-24 at the half. Much of the Windsor’s first half success was thanks to play maker Langlois, who lead the home team with 13 points and seven rebounds in the first two quadrants of play, while winning the battle for point guard preeminence against OUA player of the year Bush. Predictably, Carleton came out of the gate in the second half much more aggressively, especially with Bush now out of foul trouble. In fact, they won the third quarter offensively 11-9, but the Lancers maintained control of the rebounds and were still in the driver seat 48-35 at the buzzer. “I really didn’t get going offensively today,” said fifth-year and graduating forward Bojana Kovacevic, who defensively finished with two rebounds, two blocks and two steaks. “I came into the game concentrating on defence and that’s where I got the job down; we knew it was going to be a low scoring game. Next game I may look for my shot a little more.” At the start of the hotly contested final quarter, Carleton ambushed Windsor and after only two minutes were only down 48-39. Another minute

CHANTALVALLÉE, WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HEAD COACH later, they had the Lancers against the wall 48-44 off a layup by Bush and a three-pointer from forward Hawkins. Were it not for Windsor’s rowdy cheering section located behind the Carleton bench, screaming “Let’s Go Lancers,” home court advantage may have been all for not. Clemencon scored a clutch lay-up in traffic, the Ravens responded with another clutch Roach bucket of their own to make it 50-46. That set up the sixth-man heroics of LaRocque, who put in a lot of key minutes down the stretch. With neither team able to score for up two minutes of grueling defence laden play, LaRocque hit her third threepointer with 3:31 left on the clock. It took some of the wind out of the determined Raven’s sails by putting the Lancers ahead 53-46. “That’s my game,” said LaRoque. “I am a shooter, and when the game is close I’ve been instructed to shoot the ball.”

Despite the three-point LaRoque dagger, Carleton made good on a lay-up and two free throws to gain a one possession, three-point deficit at 5350 with 2:26 left in regulation. One minute later Clemencon made her fourth of five free throws to push the lead back to a five-point spread. That spread wouldn’t shrink again, as both teams only tallied one more point each from the free throw line to produce the final score of 56-51 in favour of the reigning OUA Champion Lancers. “We knew all along that this was going to be a low scoring, defensive contest,” Vallée said. “Carleton matches up very well with us.” A perfect 24-0 season and heading to the CIS Championships for the first time as OUA champs ranked No. 1 in the country doesn’t change Vallée’s perspective here on in.

Lancers head coach Chantal Vallée acknowledged LaRoque’s efforts.

“It really doesn’t matter to me or us as team what our ranking is,” she said. “It only affects who we play en route to the CIS final”

“Jocelyn put extra time in the gym shooting this week,” Vallée said. “She did make a couple big shots for us today and I am proud of her. It’s just a testament to how she has been shooting the ball in practice.”

The Lancers are in Regina this Wednesday to play their first game Friday against the eighth seed in the tournament. The games will be webcast at, with the Bronze Baby final Sunday evening.


Lancers men’s track team earns silver medal at CIS nationals Matt Walters earns gold in the 1,500m and silver in the 3,000

JOHNDOHERTY sports editor __________________________


att Walters earned two medals to help the Lancers Men’s Track and Field team to a secondplace finish on the weekend at the CIS Championships at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Winning the title 22 points ahead of Windsor with 114 points were the Guelph Gryphons. The Lancers women’s team placed fifth, behind champions Calgary, Toronto, Guelph and Western. The Windsor team won a total four gold, six silver and two bronze medals. Walters won gold in the 1,500-metre event with a time of three minutes, 50.16 seconds. He also placed second in the 3,000-metre event with a time of 8:10.58. Also winning a gold medal was Celine Freeman-Gibb in the women’s shot put with a distance of 15.40 metres. Shealyn McLaughlin finished third in that event (14.08). Aaron Bowman clocked 6.73 and picked up a gold medal in the the men’s 60-metre race and Brandon Wilhelm won the pentathlon with 3,888 points over teammate Jesse Drennan’s 3,825 points. Other Lancers with silver medals included the men’s

4x800-metre relay team of Paul La Marra, Jordan Want, Alex Ullman and Corey Bellemore (7:32.87), the men’s 4x200metre team of Aaron Bowman, Leonae Nichol, Shane Kelly and Matt McKeegan (1:27.56), Brandon Wilhelm in high jump (2.06 metres) and McLaughlin in women’s weight throw (17.49 metres), where Ami Schimanski earned a bronze medal (17.24 metres). The University of Windsor Lancers earned three of their medals, including two gold, on the opening day. They led the men’s standings with 28 points, 19 more than their nearest competitor. Although the Gryphons won the title with a 22-point difference over the Lancers, they actually trailed their OUA rivals with four events to go on Day 3. Victories in the shot put by defending CIS champion Tim Hendry and in the 600-metre by Anthony Romaniw, coupled with silver and bronze medals in the 1,500-metre and a fourth-place finish in shot put, earned Guelph the points they needed to push themselves past Windsor and into the top spot. The Western University Mustangs, the defending CIS champions, and the York University Lions tied for bronze with 59 points. On the women’s side, the Calgary Dinos lead with 26 points. Windsor and Calgary both were dominant in the pentathlon on Thursday, taking the top two podium spots, respectively.

2013 CIS TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS At the University of Alberta March 7-9 MEDAL COUNT School Gold Silver Bronze Total Guelph 5 7 6 18 Toronto 5 2 6 13 Ottawa 5 1 1 7 Windsor 4 6 2 12 Calgary 3 5 3 11 Western 3 5 3 11 York 2 2 1 5 Victoria 2 0 2 4 Regina 2 0 0 2 Sherbrooke 1 2 1 4 Laval 1 0 1 2 Lethbridge 1 0 0 1 Trinity Western 0 3 0 3 Alberta 0 2 1 3 McMaster 0 0 2 2 Dalhousie 0 0 2 2 Saskatchewan 0 0 1 1 Manitoba 0 0 1 1

Above: Lancer Track and Field star Matt Walters won a gold medal in the men’s 1,500m with a time of 3:50.16 and took silver in the 3,000m in 8:10.58. Below, the Lancers Men’s Track and Field team earn a silver medal at the CIS Championships on the weekend • photos courtesy Lancers Athletics

LOCAL MEDALISTS 4X200m (M) 2. 1:27.56 (A. Bowman, L. Nichol, S. Kelly, M. McKeegan) 1500m (M) 1. Matt Walters, 3:50.16 3000m (M) 2. Matt Walters, 8:10.58 High Jump (M) 2. Branden Wilhelm, 2.06 Shot Put (W) 1. Celine Freeman-Gibb, 15.40; 3. S. McLaughlin, 14.08 4X800m (M) 2. 7:32.87 (Paul La Marra, Jordan Wand, Alex Ullman, Corey Bellemore) Weight Throw (W) 2. S. McLaughlin, 17.49; 3. Ami Schimanski, 17.24 60m (M) 1. Aaron Bowman, , 6.73 Pentathlon (M) 1. Branden Wilhem, 3,888; 2. Jesse Drennan, 3,825

Alberta seeded No. 1 for PotashCorp University Cup OTTAWA (CIS) – The University of Alberta Golden Bears have been established tournament favourites for the 51st CIS men’s hockey championship. The Golden Bears top the CIS men’s hockey rankings for the second straight week after claiming the 50th Canada West banner in program history. The Bears (23-4-1 regular season / 4-1 playoffs) received 13 first-place votes— two more than last week— and 166 points from the 17-member media panel to remain in front of the New Brunswick Varsity Reds (23-5-0 / 4-2), who earned the remaining first-place

nods and 157 points. The University of Saskatchewan plays host to the PotashCorp University Cup from March 14-17 at the Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon. Sportsnet has live coverage of the last two pool play contests, on Saturday, as well as Sunday’s national final at 5:30 p.m. CST. All seven games from the tournament will also be webcast live on The next CIS champions will be crowned next Sunday as the 2012 titlist McGill Redmen fell last month in the OUA playoffs.

KIMELLIOTT lance writer __________________________


he Windsor Express gained more momentum on steam generated from another pair of impressive wins over the third-place Oshawa Power 101-65 and first-place London Lightning 108-107 in overtime last week. The wins brought the Express’ record to 20-18, securing third place in the National Basketball League as well as their playoff position. Wednesday, Stefan Bonneau led the Windsor attack on Oshawa with 20 points along with five three-pointers. Blue collar Expressmen Kevin Loiselle also put in a productive shift for the team down in the boiler room with a 12-point, 12-rebound double-double. The improbable blow-out victory also put the Express ahead of Oshawa in the standings for the first time this season. Saturday’s game against London was an even more improbable comeback victory at the WFCU, where approximately 1,000-plus Windsor fans were treated to watching a very highlevel professional basketball game in their home town. “We are finally playing at the championship level and a style that no one can question,” team owner Dartis Willis said. Ex-Lancer Greg Surmacz claimed that he was inspired by the crowd as he played a sensational defensive and rebounding game. “With a few guys going like Eddie (Smith), Stefan (Bonneau) and Chris (Commons) going especially in the fourth, I was just trying to do those little things, by just hunkering down and getting those defensive rebounds.” Those three players scored 27, 22 and 26 points, respectively, for a total of 73 of the Express’ 108 points on 49 per cent shooting. They were joined in double figures by Mike Helms who had 11 points.

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For London, Marvin Phillips poured in 25 points and hauled in 11 rebounds, Tim Ellis scored 18 points with 13 rebounds, Elvin Mims scored 16 points with 14 rebounds and Jermaine Blackburn added 16 points. The contest started as a war of the wills with London leading 22-18 after the first quarter, 4538 at the half and 68-59 after three quarters en route to the score being knotted at 92 by the end of regulation. Just before the end of regulation, the Express crawled their way out in front of London for the first time, mainly on the explosive offensive output of newcomer Smith. They were also just about to snatch the victory from the proverbial jaws of defeat when an official’s call put London’s Jermaine Blackburn on the line with less than four seconds to go. Fortunately, Blackburn only made one of two shots, which tied the game and sent it into overtime. Once in overtime, Windsor kept their momentum and fought their way to the onepoint victory by scoring 16 overtime points to London’s 15 points. In the process, they earned an enviable playoff position, while striking fear throughout the league as the surging franchise that lays claim to three of London’s mere five losses. The Express’ in house DJ “Thor” played London Bridge Is Falling Down to the crowd and players adding insult to injury as London’s top gun for the evening, Phillips, made his final three-point field goal of the game, to pull within one point of the Express but with no time left on the clock. “I’m really proud of our how guys went out there and got the win today, especially our second troupe,” Express coach Bill Jones said. The final two games in the regular home season are March 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. when the Express host the St. John Mill Rats and Oshawa Power. Sports conference Sports agent and lawyer Gord Kirke, Maple Leaf Sport’s Dale Lastman and Spitfires coach Bob Boughner are among those speaking about the business aspect of sports at the third annual University of Windsor Sports Conference Saturday at Ambassador Auditorium.


Express power over London; beat Oshawa



scoreboard 2013 CIS TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS At the University of Alberta March 7-9 Top 1 and Lancers Results Women 60-Metre Dash 1. Khamica Bingham (Toronto) 7.47; 8. Jalicia Clarke (Windsor) 7.67 Women 300-Metre Dash 1. Alicia Brown (Toronto) 39.26Q; 8. Emilie Halle (Windsor) 40.26 Women 300-Metre Dash 1. Alicia Brown (Toronto) 38.28; 8. Emilie Halle (Windsor) 40.26 Women 600-Metre Run 1. Sarah Wells (Toronto) 1:31.43Q Women 600-Metre Run 1. Rachel Francois (Victoria) 01:29.69 Women 1000-Metre Run 1. Emma Galbraith (Ottawa) 02:52.09; -- Samantha Kellam (Windsor) SCR Women 1500-Metre Run 1. Emma Galbraith (Ottawa) 04:26.32 Women 3000-Metre Run 1. Andrea Seccafien (Guelph) 09:35.12; 12. Jenn Corrick (Windsor) 10:24.10 Women 60-Metre Hurdles 0.838m 1. Hayley Warren (Toronto) 8.42; 5. Sarah Swain (Windsor) 8.68; 6. Amilia Di Chiara (Windsor) 8.69 Women 4x200-Metre Relay 1. Western (Brenna Thomson, Cassandra McCaig, Sarah Clancy, Lauren Clancy) 1:39.70Q; 5. Windsor (Camille Wallace, Emily Omahen, Tichina Jones, Nathana Griffiths) 1:41.72q Women 4x200-Metre Relay 1. Toronto (Khamica Bingham, Hayley Warren, Alicia Brown, Natalie Geiger) 1:36.53@; 5. Windsor (Camille Wallace, Emily Omahen, Tichina Jones, Nathana Griffiths) 01:40.81 Women 4x400-Metre Relay 1. Toronto (Rosa Serafini, Alicia Brown, Sarah Wells, Natalie Geiger) 03:42.90; 6. Windsor (Tichina Jones, Heather Kurpe, Samantha Kellam, Camille Wallace) 03:53.66 Women 4x800-Metre Relay 1. Victoria (Grace Annear, Rachel Francois, Jenica Moore, Kendra Pomfret) 08:51.36; 4. Windsor (Alexandra Moore, Samantha Kellam, Meaghan Marton, Heather Kurpe) 09:03.70 Women High Jump 1. Rachel Machin (Calgary) 1.82m; 10. Kelly Morrison (Windsor) J1.65m Women Pole Vault 1. Mélanie Blouin (Laval) 4.05m Women Long Jump 1. Rachel Machin (Calgary) 6.01m; 8. Emily Omahen (Windsor) 5.47m; 12. Nathana Griffiths (Windsor) 5.29m Women Triple Jump 1. Caroline Ehrhardt (Western) 12.47m; -- Quinnie Rwahwire (Windsor) SCR Women Shot Put 4kg 1. Celine Freeman-Gib (Windsor) 15.40m; 3. Shealyn McLaughlin (Windsor) 14.08m; -- Jill Van Damme (Windsor) SCR Women Weight Throw 9.08kg 1. Kayla Gallagher (Lethbridge) 18.24m; 2. Shealyn McLaughlin (Windsor) 17.49m; 3. Ami Schimanski (Windsor) 17.24m; 9. Jill Van Damme (Windsor) 15.37m Indoor Pentathlon: #5 Women 800-Metre Run Indoor Pentathlon 1. Rachael McIntosh (Calgary) 02:12.69; 9. Kelly Morrison (Windsor) 02:35.95 Indoor Pentathlon: #1 Women 60-Metre Hurdles 0.838m Indoor Pentathlon 1. Rachel Machin (Calgary) 8.6; 10. Kelly Morrison (Windsor) 9.28 Indoor Pentathlon: #2 Women High Jump Indoor Pentathlon 1. Rachel Machin (Calgary) 1.81m; 6. Kelly Morrison (Windsor) 1.60m Indoor Pentathlon: #4 Women Long Jump Indoor Pentathlon 1. Rachael McIntosh (Calgary) 5.98m; 8. Kelly Morrison (Windsor) 5.16m Indoor Pentathlon: #3 Women Shot Put 4 kg Indoor Pentathlon 1. Rachael McIntosh (Calgary) 12.61m; 7. Kelly Morrison (Windsor) 9.80m Women Indoor Pentathlon 1. Rachael McIntosh (Calgary) 4179; 9. Kelly Morrison (Windsor) 3327 Men 60-Metre Dash 1. Aaron Bowman (Windsor) 6.73 Men 300-Metre Dash 1. Oluwasegun Makinde (Ottawa) 34.55Q Men 300-Metre Dash 1. Devin Biocchi (Ottawa) 34.11 Men 600-Metre Run 1. Anthony Romaniw (Guelph) 1:19.46Q Men 600-Metre Run 1. Anthony Romaniw (Guelph) 01:18.20 Men 1000-Metre Run 1. Steve Holmes (Guelph) 02:26.32; -- Taylor McArthur (Windsor) SCR Men 1500-Metre Run 1. Matt Walters (Windsor) 03:50.16; 8. Nick Falk (Windsor) 03:54.43; 9. Fraser Kegel (Windsor) 03:55.29 Men 3000-Metre Run 1. Kelly Wiebe (Regina) 08:08.13; 2. Matt Walters (Windsor) 08:10.58; 4. Fraser Kegel (Windsor) 08:13.21; 5. Nick Falk (Windsor) 08:24.28 Men 60-Metre Hurdles 1.067m 1. Matt Brisson (Western) 7.87; 9. Austin Roth (Windsor) 8.5 Men 4x200-Metre Relay 1. Ottawa1:27.21Q; 2. Windsor1:28.40Q Men 4x200-Metre Relay 1. Ottawa01:26.73; 2. Windsor01:27.56

Men 4x400-Metre Relay 1. Ottawa03:17.10; 11 Windsor03:21.53 Men 4x800-Metre Relay 1. Guelph07:31.62; 2. Windsor07:32.87 Men High Jump 1. 196 Jeremy Eckert (Regina) 2.09m; 2. 399 Branden Wilhelm (Windsor) 2.06m Men Pole Vault 1. David McKay (York) 4.90m; 4. Milos Savic (Windsor) 4.55m; 6. Jake Pfaff (Windsor) 4.45m; -- Austin Crough (Windsor) SCR Men Long Jump 1. Taylor Stewart (Western) 7.87m; 5. Arren Young (Windsor) 7.22m; 9. Branden Wilhelm (Windsor) 6.90m Men Triple Jump 1. Olivier Huet (Sherbrooke) 15.81m@ Men Shot Put 7.26 kg 1. Tim Hendry (Guelph) 17.94m Men Weight Throw 15.88kg 1. Daniel Novia (York) 20.22m Indoor Pentathlon: #5 Men 1000 Metre Run Indoor Pentathlon 1. Arthur Buchanan (Manitoba) 02:38.48; 7. Jesse Drennan (Windsor) 02:48.48 Indoor Pentathlon: #1 Men 60 Metre Hurdles 1.067m Indoor Pentathlon 1. Hubert Chevrette B (Ottawa) 8.36; 2. Branden Wilhelm (Windsor) 8.41; 5. Jesse Drennan (Windsor) 8.69 Indoor Pentathlon: #4 Men High Jump Indoor Pentathlon 1. Branden Wilhelm (Windsor) 2.09m; 3. Jesse Drennan (Windsor) 1.97m Indoor Pentathlon: #2 Men Long Jump Indoor Pentathlon 1. Branden Wilhelm (Windsor) 6.93m; 3. Jesse Drennan (Windsor) 6.78m Indoor Pentathlon: #3 Men Shot Put 7.26 kg Indoor Pentathlon 1. Jesse Drennan (Windsor) 13.36m; 8. Branden Wilhelm (Windsor) 11.74m Men Indoor Pentathlon 1. Branden Wilhelm (Windsor) 3888; 2. Jesse Drennan (Windsor) 3825 Men Pole Vault 1. David McKay (York) 4.90m; 4. Milos Savic (Windsor) 4.55m; 6. Jake Pfaff (Windsor) 4.45m; -- Austin Crough (Windsor) SCR Men Long Jump 1. Taylor Stewart (Western) 7.87m; 5. Arren Young (Windsor) 7.22m; 9. Branden Wilhelm (Windsor) 6.90m Men Triple Jump 1. Olivier Huet (Sherbrooke) 15.81m@ Men Shot Put 7.26 kg 1. Tim Hendry (Guelph) 17.94m Men Weight Throw 15.88kg 1. Daniel Novia (York) 20.22m Indoor Pentathlon: #5 Men 1000-Metre Run Indoor Pentathlon 1. Arthur Buchanan (Manitoba) 02:38.48; 7. Jesse Drennan (Windsor) 02:48.48 Indoor Pentathlon: #1 Men 60-Metre Hurdles 1.067m Indoor Pentathlon 1. Hubert Chevrette B (Ottawa) 8.36; 2. Branden Wilhelm (Windsor) 8.41; 5. Jesse Drennan (Windsor) 8.69 Indoor Pentathlon: #4 Men High Jump Indoor Pentathlon 1. Branden Wilhelm (Windsor) 2.09m; 3. Jesse Drennan (Windsor) 1.97m Indoor Pentathlon: #2 Men Long Jump Indoor Pentathlon 1. Branden Wilhelm (Windsor) 6.93m; 3. Jesse Drennan (Windsor) 6.78m Indoor Pentathlon: #3 Men Shot Put 7.26 kg Indoor Pentathlon 1. Jesse Drennan (Windsor) 13.36m; 8. Branden Wilhelm (Windsor) 11.74m Men Indoor Pentathlon 1. Branden Wilhelm (Windsor) 3888; 2. Jesse Drennan (Windsor) 3825

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL CIS RANKINGS 1. Windsor (1), 2. Regina (2), 3. Fraser Valley (4), 4. Saint Mary’s (3), 5. Calgary (5), 6. Carleton (7), 7. Ottawa (9), 8. UBC (6), 9. Brock (8), 10. Alberta (NR) OUA West Finals at St. Denis Centre 3/9/2013

Windsor 56 Carleton 51

CIS Championships 3/15-17/2013

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CIS MEN‘S HOCKEY Seedings 1. University of Alberta Golden Bears; 2. University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds; 3. Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières Patriotes; 4. Saint Mary’s University Huskies; 5. University of Saskatchewan Huskies; 6. University of Waterloo Warriors


Windsor 94 Montreal 83


London 99 Windsor 92


Moncton 111 Windsor 100



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MARCH 29-31 2013 This year’s theme, BETWEENTHE (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 34, Volume 85 - The Lance  

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

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