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The Lancers Women’s Basketball claimed their third-straight CIS championship Sunday against Regina • photo Rob Weitzel,

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he Lancers Women’s Basketball team defeated the Regina Cougars 66-57 Sunday to claim their thirdstraight CIS Championship in Saskatchewan. Windsor’s basketball team joins UBC (1971-73), Laurentian (1975-79), Victoria (1980-82) and Winnipeg (1993-95) as the only schools ever to win three straight CIS champion-

Regina is the strongest team we’ve matched up against this season. Building that 10-point lead in the third really made a difference

ships. Knowing the depth, mettle and youthfulness of the current Lancers, the reigning CIS champs will only celebrate for a little while before getting back to business while eyeing

CHANTALVALLÉE Laurentian’s supremacy of five consecutive CIS Titles. From the opening toss-up of the ball, the lead in this see-saw affair went back and

forth, with Windsor only ahead 17-16 after the first 10-minute frame. Although Regina was more effective from the outside shooting 44.4 per cent verses Windsor’s 36.4 per cent from three-point range, Windsor prevailed from their more high powered inside game scoring 40 per cent against 26.60 per cent from the Cougars. At the free throw stripe it was 75.0 per cent versus 58.3 per cent in favour of Windsor. The result was a respectable 35-25 Lancers advantage at the half.

“Regina is the strongest team we’ve matched up against this season,” Lancers head coach Chantal Vallée said. “Building that 10-point lead in the third really made a difference, and I am so proud of the team for what they have accomplished this year.” “We never talk about breaking records at the beginning of the season, so we feel very humbled SEE ‘LANCERS’ 13 w



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what kind of education #uwindsorproblems your #uwindsorproblems are you paying for? tweet and #uwindsorsolutions The cost of education is rising and student debt is soaring right along with it. Commentators are starting to caution about students so burdened by debt that they put off starting a family or buying a home because they simply can’t afford it. So, isn’t it time we asked ourselves what we expect to get out of our education? I had a professor ask one of my classes the following: If you could cut the cost of your tuition in half by taking two years of classes online, and two years of classes on campus, would you do it? For me, the answer was simple: I would do it in a heartbeat. But some of my classmates disagreed. They want the experience with fellow students and a professor; they want the social aspect of being on campus. And for many, I suspect they want to hang on to that first taste of freedom that comes from not living at home. I already had a two year diploma in international business from Niagara College when I arrived at the University of Windsor. I came here looking for two things: a piece of paper saying I understood business and the connections to put that piece of paper to work. I have since completed a year-long coop work placement at Research In Motion giving me the connections and experience I was seeking, and am a little more than one semester away from having that piece of paper. Many of us have been told “companies don’t care what degree you have, they just want proof that you can learn.” If you are following that advice, maybe you are looking for an experience and a piece of paper. Maybe you aren’t worried about

employment because you don’t know what you want out of life yet. In that case, you are looking to the university to help you figure it out. Others know exactly what they want, and these four years can’t go by fast enough as they wait to become doctors, lawyers, scientists, engineers, teachers, therapists, etcetera. Does it make sense that we all should be forced to learn the same way?


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Give me the freedom to learn the material I want, on my own schedule. No more, “Sorry we didn’t have enough students for this class this semester,” or, “Sorry, there’s a wait list for that time-slot.” Give me the best professor you have for that subject, let him or her create the best lecture, and let me learn from that. Give me a lower cost because you only need one professor per subject, and you don’t need a physical classroom for these classes. We have new technology that can completely transform our learning experience. Let’s explore what it can do. I’m the paying customer. I should get the service I want.

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why OUSA is important to UWindsor

As a student-driven advocacy group, students are in the driver’s seat with regards to our research and lobbying priorities, our resource allocation and the creation of our educational campaigns. We are always concerned when a member organization believes that we are not effectively carrying out our primary function: representing our students. We hope through this letter we can better explain what we advocate for, how we advocate and how Windsor students can engage with OUSA, as well as clear up some misrepresentations about OUSA. We want to make clear that OUSA believes that increasing tuition is a significant barrier to access in Ontario, and we have continually pushed the government to develop a more affordable and sustainable tuition framework. It is important to note our position on tuition has evolved over the past two

decades, as our student representatives have changed and brought new opinions and ideas to OUSA. This year, our students recommended that the government freeze tuition for at least one year, and that if tuition must increase in the future it must be by no more than inflation, as measured by Ontario’s CPI. No OUSA member supports increasing tuition, as it would be self-defeating to do so.

OUSA also believes that the role of student advocates goes beyond a focus on tuition, as there are many other barriers to accessing higher education in Ontario. This reality is what fuels OUSA’s research and advocacy on issues including credit transfer, improving student control over ancillary fees, improving student health, increasing access to financial assistance grants, improving early-outreach programs to groups underrepresented in post-secondary education, and many others. OUSA believes there are a number of avenues for improving post-secondary for Ontario students, and we engage in as many as possible. Because of this high level of engagement, OUSA has achieved a number of significant victories and improvements for students, many of which are detailed at

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For the people looking for an experience, for inspiration and for a general accumulation of knowledge, the current system probably works just fine. For those of us with a clearer idea of what that next step is, these four years in academia can seem like a whole lot of general theory with very little applicable knowledge. Would we be more satisfied with a greater focus on work experience? Could we do something along the lines of three years of classes and one year of on the job learning?

Since our founding in 1992, when a number of student associations decided to establish a new form of student advocacy organization, our guiding principles have been to advocate for a more affordable, accountable, accessible and high quality post-secondary education system.


OUSA uses a professional lobbying approach to represent students, meeting with Ontario MPPs, cabinet ministers, civil servants and university administrators, and making recommendations to them based on student-driven research and policy. We have built a reputation for providing well thought out solutions to issues facing Ontario’s students and, because of this, we have excellent access to decision makers. Windsor has regular opportunities to engage with OUSA, including participating in our monthly steering committee meetings, sending delegates to our bi-annual general assemblies and participating in our campaigns. By being actively engaged in OUSA, Windsor students can identify and shape our priorities, and use OUSA’s resources to focus in on solutions to issues of specific concern to Windsor students. Windsor currently has a seat at the table of an organization that has been an unwavering advocate for student success, and we believe Windsor student should continue to be afforded this opportunity. Alysha Li, president, Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance

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Should we stay or should we go? STUDENTS VOTE ON THE UNIVERSITY’S FUTURE WITH OUSA JONLIEDTKE associate news editor __________________________

talking with student organizations, the government [and] stakeholders.”

here’s an internal battle brewing within the university’s student union over the value of membership in the provincial alliance of student governments.

However, Kinnon did say that OUSA could take credit for promoting student issues to the government and getting the government to adopt solutions that improve students’ experiences at university.


The executives of the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance are split on worth of membership with the Ontario Undergraduate Student Association, which currently represents nine member associations and 155,000 undergraduate students across Ontario. Both sides are heavily campaigning leading up to the upcoming UWSA general election, which will pose a referendum question to students to decide on OUSA’s fate. “I think that OUSA has played an instrumental role in [improving student financial assistance, ability to control ancillary fees, investments in mental health and lobbying on behalf of students],” explained OUSA’s executive director Rylan Kinnon. “It’s difficult to say that one organization specifically is directly responsible for it. A lot of what OUSA does takes years [and is] building relationships,

“The UWSA is having a referendum to determine whether students want to remain part of OUSA, and the reasoning behind that is it’s been so long since students entered into OUSA that we want to make sure that it’s still an organization which represents students and that students want to be a part of,” said UWSA president Kimberly Orr. Orr believes that members of the UWSA who oppose admission in OUSA do so because of ideological differences and OUSA’s stance on certain issues. “OUSA has consistently lobbied for tuition fee increases and no one denies that, everybody agrees that OUSA has pushed for increases, there’s just been debate on how much,” expressed UWSA vice-president university affairs Mohammad

Akbar. “There are ideological issues with OUSA. When you support tuition fee increases, you’re supporting an ideology that students should be paying more and you’re not arguing for a progressive reduction in tuition fees,” said Akbar. While in the past OUSA advocated and actively lobbied for tuition fee increases, today the organization is lobbying for a tuition freeze. “Every year we take a new direction from students ... we’re very proud that we’re able to respond to [changing] student needs. Since our inception, some of those lobbying priorities have changed significantly based on the political environment that we’re operating in, as well as what students want and need,” said OUSA president Alysha Li. However, Akbar said the organization is not very member driven. “OUSA claims to be very member driven and easy in/easy out, but this year it hasn’t been very easy to leave. OUSA is consistently trying to prevent it and has asked to be on campus to answer questions

but we can all see that that is campaigning ... they’ve been on campus to promote themselves to students because they see the ground that’s been lost,” said Akbar, adding that people have voiced concerns to him that OUSA is “lobbying for the government or supporting too many policies of the government.” While Akbar believes that the roughly $35,000 sent to OUSA each year from undergraduate students could be better spent on campus, he acknowledged that if the university were to opt out of OUSA, that money would effectively disappear. “It’s not like it’s going back to the UWSA,” he said, adding that a referendum question would need to be posed to students requesting an additional student levy. While the UWSA’s official stance is to leave OUSA by a two-thirds majority, Orr and a handful of other UWSA members are campaigning to remain in the organization. “I’m currently submitting an appeal to EMC (Electoral Monitoring Committee) in that regards because I believe that they’ve violated their bylaws when they asked me not to

have an opinion on the matter,” said Orr. “Under my job description it says that I’m only the representative of the UWSA in official capacities ... class talks are not an official capacity of my job and at no point when we actually had the vote to take the ‘no’ side did we discuss silencing the voices of dissenters on council,” Orr added. Akbar said, “What I find interesting is despite being president, Kim hasn’t taken on the role that the UWSA has told her to, which is to endorse the ‘no’ side ... it’s ridiculous that the president of the organization that has voted ‘no’ is now heading the ‘yes’ side.” When asked if it was inappropriate for the UWSA to endorse any side of the issue as it will eventually come down to a student referendum, Akbar responded, “No.” “Especially in this context when OUSA is involved ... it’s very important for the UWSA to step up and say these are real issues that we’re facing and that we need to talk to them about it, and promote the message wherever possible,” said Akbar.

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UWSA exec elects According to chief returning officer Ebenezer Fordjour, 24 candidates filed nominations for executive positions. The hotly debated new executive positions, vice-president social and vicepresident external, were also included in the list.

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he University of Windsor Students’ Alliance elections are underway with undergraduate students vying to fill 47 positions for 2013-2014. Campaigning is evident, with posters littered over the student centre until March 23. An all candidates forum will take place at CAW Student Centre commons on Wednesday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Voting will be held online at, and at campus polls from 12 to 8 p.m. March 26 to 28.



Program of study: Second-year family and social relations Experience with UWSA: None Campaign focus: To re-ignite lancer pride, create a communication and networking medium between students and staff and run consistent events throughout the school year

The unofficial results of the UWSA elections will be announced on March 28 at 9:30 p.m. at a rock the vote event.



Program of study: Fourth-year political science and psychology Experience with UWSA: Board of directors for two years, board representative on council Campaign focus: Freezing tuition within the next year and pushing to lowering it, and creating a sense of community on campus where students are connected among each other sharing common goals.

Program of study: Third-year nursing Experience with UWSA: Assistant to vicepresident administration for the past year Campaign focus: I want to make your experience at the University of Windsor memorable, I want to make it the best year you’ve ever had


Program of study: Third-year political science and communications Experience with UWSA: Faculty of Arts and Social Science council representative Campaign focus: A new direction for the University of Windsor— a student government that works for students, understands the needs of students and advocates for students


Program of study: Third-year digital journalism and communication, media and film Experience with UWSA: None Campaign focus: If we want our new administration to work, we need better communication


Program study: Fourth-year psychology and sociology Experience with UWSA: None Campaign focus: I want to bring a greater sense of community to students by utilizing more of Windsor’s resources and responsibly manage fiscal fun

PRIYA DAS: Program of study: Fourth-year communications Experience with UWSA: Board of directors Campaign focus: We, as the student body need change, and a union that is honest, and accountable to the demands of students. That is what I am here to offer you: my drive for change, your money spent efficiently, and a candid voice of reason






Program study: Fourth-year international relations and development studies Experience with UWSA: None Campaign focus: Better entertainment for your buck

Program of study: Third-year biology Experience with UWSA: Board of directors Campaign focus: To help improve the networking within the UWSA and societies, increasing the demographic of students attending events, host a greater variety of events as well as make sure events held are financially sustainable

Program of study: Fourth-year women’s studies Experience with UWSA: Co-ordinator of the UWSA Womyn’s Centre, UWSA communications co-ordinator and student administrative clerk at the front desk of the UWSA Campaign focus: The UWSA is your student government, I will strive to bridge the gaps and make the UWSA yours Program of study: Third-year political science Experience with UWSA: Chief returning officer (2011-12) assistant to the executive, event manager with the director of student life, deputy returning officer Campaign focus: To get the UWSA back on course serving the students of UWindsor


Program of study: Fourth-year political science Experience with UWSA: UWSA FASS representative (2011-2012)and UWSA vicepresident, university affairs (2012 -2013) Campaign focus: Support students in as many ways as possible, while slowly fixing the UWSA







Program of study: Third-year political science Experience with UWSA: None Campaign focus: Creating good habits and sound policy for future VP Externals to follow in order to ensure this position is never abused within the UWSA


The campaign period for the referendum question asking students whether they want the UWSA to continue its membership with the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance continues until Friday.

Program of study: Fourth-year criminology Experience with UWSA: None Campaign focus: Give students confidence in their student union by leading the fight against tuition fees, reforming the UWSA, re-igniting Lancer pride and improving campus food services


Program of study: Computer science Experience with UWSA: Science council representative Campaign focus: A better campus by making use of the utilities we have and improving as well as implementing services to enhance student experience


Program study: Third-year business administration Experience with UWSA: None Campaign focus: I want the students to have a voice, fight for lowering tuition and increasing more money in clubs


Program of study: Fourth-year French studies with a minor in chemistry Experience with UWSA: None Campaign focus: My experience as the students offering support VP Finance is extremely beneficial and helps me to bring a new perspective to the UWSA to focus on students’ needs


Program of study: Fourth-year criminology and social justice Experience with UWSA: None Campaign focus: Increase club funding, have nickel printing in the CAW, create a philanthropy position in the UWSA, increase job opportunities for students in the UWSA and get better provisions for the Human Kinetics building


Program of study: Third-year electrical engineering Expereince with UWSA: None Campaign focus: Implement responsible change to make the UWSA work the way it’s meant to work for the students and be transparent with the students in doing so





Program and year of study: International relations and development studies Experience with UWSA: Board of directors chair, council chair, member of Appoint Search Committee, Clubs Funding Committee and Awards Committee Campaign focus: Increase the size of the student advocacy office, create legislation to protect students from future staff or teacher strikes and new mechanisms to hold UWSA executives accountable


Program of study: Fourth-year civil engineering Experience with UWSA: Engineering Representative Campaign focus: Develop a map that features all tutoring services across campus by the end of the first semester of next year, including all student lounges and spaces


Program of study: Third-year political science and philosophy Experience with UWSA: Faculty of Arts and Social Science council representative Campaign focus: The UWSA must be turned into a progressive student union lead by as much student input as possible, not an incompetent student government that doesn’t engage students or consider their opinions in its decision-making

On-campus animal traps raise concerns ods used to control pests are species-specific, meaning there is minimal risk of any animals other than small rodents coming in contact with the secured traps.”

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oison traps for rats and other rodents around campus have become the subject of much notoriety and controversy. Lindsay Sheppard, president of Ontario Public Interest Research Group, said there are dozens of poison traps scattered all over the University of Windsor grounds, especially around residence buildings. “I actually had no idea about them until a woman contacted Jim (Davis) at OPIRG and expressed her displeasure with what is going on. She told him the story about a cat ... which had supposedly eaten poison from one of the traps on campus, got sick and died. She got

outraged and this was brought up in one of the meetings,” said Sheppard. Windsor Animal Action Group, which is a part of OPIRG, has tried contacting campus Facility Services to seek answers, but so far has received no response. According to Holly Ward, University of Windsor’s chief communication officer, the school has contracts with a few pest control companies that are used in a variety of locations across campus. She emphasized that pest control is a normal part of building maintenance plan for any property. Ward is of the view that pest control companies abide by the best practices in the heavily regulated industry. “The meth-


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Bob’s Animal Removal is one of the companies that the University of Windsor has contracted to keep the premises free from animals. Ted Foreman, owner of Bob’s Animal removal, who is currently facing animal abuse charges for allegedly tying down an injured pigeon for owl bait, endorses Ward’s views and believes that if the work is done properly, it is legal. “The boxes that you have around the university are made for mice and rats. They are not made for the squirrels or any other animals to get into. No metal traps are big enough for squirrels.” According to Kenneth Montville, college campaign assistant of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, these traps are indiscriminate and kill any animals that can get inside

them, including squirrels, birds and chipmunks. “Another problem with traps like these is that the animals don’t die immediately. They wander off somewhere else and then they die there. If these animals are eaten by a dog or cat, those animals will also get poisoned.” Foreman’s company has caught three skunks and a raccoon from campus grounds in the last month. All the captured animals were euthanized as Foreman believed them to be infected. Melanie Coulter, executive director of Windsor-Essex County Humane Society, said there are situations where some animals may have to be removed or excluded for human or animal health reasons. However, she said steps should be taken to address the factors that are drawing wildlife to the area and lethal options should be considered a last resort. “An effort should also be made to use the most humane methods possible.”

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Animal rights groups also believe that killing or euthanizing animals is futile and does not deliver results. “The only way to keep rodents out is to rodent-proof the building. Putting them off is just a total waste of time. The funny thing is that lethal methods do not work in the long run. They actually cause the population to increase. The pet control contractors will never admit this because this business is their bread and butter,” said Montville. Considering the situation and lack of response from Facility Services, students have expressed their disappointment with university administration. “In my pursuit of trying to figure out who is in charge of what, who is making what decisions, I realized that they are very hush-hush about it. It is like a secret society,” said Sheppard. “It is just a reflection of how university operates in general. If nobody asks questions, they don’t have to care about it.”

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BURN:THE DETROIT FIREFIGHTER DOCUMENTARY SCREENINGS (Friday, March 22 – Thursday, March 28, @ 7:30 p.m., SilverCity) From executive producer Denis Leary BURN is a feature documentary about Detroit, told through the eyes of firefighters. Firefighters have an up-close view of the best and worst in any city, this is especially true for Detroit. “Detroit is a picture of the future of American industrial cities in a post-industrial age: one foot in a prosperous past, with an uncertain next act, struggling to survive in a changing economy.” BURN follows the crew of Engine Company 50— one of the busiest firehouses in America. They’re certainly not here for the money— their starting salary is $30,000 and they haven’t seen a raise in 10 years. Every time that bell rings, the doors of E50 roll up, its crew step into worn boots, climb into decrepit trucks and drive out into the crumbling streets of Detroit to battle these complex problems. Through an exclusive agreement with the DFD and the City of Detroit, BURN has embedded with the firefighters of E50 and is following the Detroit story through their eyes. (, $10)

VICTORIA (CUP) — The Canadian Federation of Students B.C. chapter voted to expel the University of Victoria Students’ Society March 9, citing non-payment of fees and the UVSS leaving the national CFS as reasons. “The UVSS’s refusal to meet its basic financial obligations to its fellow members of the Canadian Federation of Students-BC, combined with decertifying from the national organization, left member locals with little alternative but to revoke membership privileges,” said Katie Marocchi, chairperson of CFS-BC. UVSS students are still considered full members of CFS-BC until the end of the winter session. The UVSS was one of the largest student unions paying into CFSBC. The fees, totaling approximately $160,000, that CFS-BC says are in arrears date from alleged underpayment over a decade ago. The UVSS board says no membership fees are outstanding. Shandi Shiach — The Martlet (University of Victoria)

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Electronic textbook sales low KAMLOOPS (CUP) — Despite saving students’ money and conveniently helping them avoid future back problems, electronic textbooks aren’t gaining popularity on B.C. campuses. Glenn Read, TRU’s bookstore manager, said e-texts, which have been offered for four years, are consistently less than one per cent of total sales. “It’s not caught on,” he said. The numbers are the same at Capilano University, said Brian Ball, bookstore manager, with e-texts accounting for less than one per cent of total sales.

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Ryan Hirowatari, manager of the University of British Columbia’s bookstore, said e-text sales are 1.5 percent of total sales. “The reason why [e-texts] are not taking off as fast in Canada, compared to the U.S., is because of the cost benefit and the conversion of Canadian content,” she said. “Right now there is not enough comfort for students to try digital books,” Ball said, adding that interest is rising but access is difficult. Karla Karcioglu — The Omega (Thompson Rivers University)

? Should the UWSA leave OUSA? NADHEERA PANAMALDENIYA student @ UWindsor

Yes. Beyond tuition increases there are no papers that exist on LGBTQ or racism issues that as a union, they should be actively lobbying for.


No. Though I have not yet been able to do more research so the position I hold is only partially informed, but if I had to vote now, I would vote for it to remain.



Yes. I absolutely do so. OUSA has been advocating for raising tuition rates and that is against the fundamentals of student advocacy.

Yes, I believe [UWSA] should leave OUSA. OUSA advocates for tuition increases and unnecessary auxiliary fees.

student @ UWindsor

student @ UWindsor



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ndustry Canada recently announced changes towards increasing competition with mobile phone providers to give Canadians more choices, newer technology and better prices. “Our government’s priority is to provide greater wireless coverage at lower rates for consumers. Wireless services are changing our families, our work and our economy,” said federal industry minister Christian Paradis. “The importance of these technologies is undeniable. They increase productivity, spur economic growth, create jobs and enhance the quality of life of Canadian families.” On March 7, Minister Paradis said the government would be reviewing the policy on spectrum licence transfer requests with the objective of promoting a competitive environment, expanding and extending the requirement for companies to provide roaming to competitors, strengthening cell tower sharing rules to reduce proliferation and increase services and ensuring at least four providers in every region of the country have the opportunity to acquire spectrum in the upcoming 700 MHz spectrum auction.

“These changes build on previous measures such as the set-aside of AWS spectrum in 2008 for new entrants, and those announced in March 2012 to encourage competition and investment in the sector, including the introduction of spectrum caps to support a fourth player in every region and relaxing foreign investment restrictions for carriers with less than 10 per cent market share,” said Michel Cimpaye, communications advisor for Industry Canada. Extending the requirement for wireless companies to provide roaming on their networks to competitors ensures that cell users will be able to access a network regardless of where they are as “no Canadian should be left stranded simply because he or she is outside the range of the chosen service provider,” said Paradis. By tightening the rules to increase cellphone tower sharing, the government is seeking to cut down on the proliferation of cell towers which is, according to the minister, a “major concern across the country while ensuring national wireless coverage for consumers.” The upcoming November wireless spectrum auction is also aimed towards ensuring there are four competitors in each region of the country.

Our position was always [that] increased competition in the market allows consumers to move around the companies easier

“This can only be good for consumers and will lead to better choices and lower prices,” said Cimpaye, who added that the independent Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission is “examining the issue of cell phone contract terms, among other issues, as part of its wireless code of conduct hearings.” With regulatory changes that prompted the emergence of Wind Mobile in Canada, cell consumers have a new option, rather than the traditional Big 3 (Bell, Rogers and Telus). Algis Akstinas, senior marketing manager for Wind, said the benefits of belonging to Wind mobile over one of the other telecoms are quite apparent. “We bring obviously some key differentiators into the market, including the value, simplicity [of] no contract and unlimited features ... That was a key differentiator we entered the market with and we keep on focusing on needs,” said Akstinas.

ALGISAKSTINAS, WIND MOBILE “When we started ... these were the things that the Canadian market lacked, they had a lot of hidden fees, so we brought in transparency, [there] were limited plans, so we obviously wanted to differentiate with unlimited things. Almost zero options [were] available for prepaid subscribers, so subscribers who don’t have good credit, we brought them equality between pre-paid and post-paid plan and no need for credit checks,” Akstinas said, adding that Wind wanted to focus on simplicity because they “wanted to save our own resources and we didn’t want to confuse [the] Canadian market with too many options.” Akstinas believes that the reason the bigger telecoms didn’t offer those services in the past was because the Canadian market lacked competition. “... that’s when things like hidden fees, complicated plan options thrived ... if you have more competition, these things would for sure go away.” Today, one of the biggest

obstacles Canadian cellphone consumers face is that it’s difficult and penalizing to go from one carrier to another. “Our position was always [that] increased competition in the market allows consumers to move around the companies easier and that’s I think one of the biggest issues in the market,” explained Akstinas. “When you’re locked into a contract, when you cannot leave without a big penalty, that makes the market less competitive and it’s one of the biggest problems for consumers because they don’t have good options.” Many claim large telecoms are a regulated cartel in Canada and point to their pricing structures, similar services and identical launch dates of new cellphones as evidence. When asked what he thought about such a claim, Akstinas laughed and responded, “Maybe it’s a very harsh assessment, but I think it’s a fair assessment.” “Competition wasn’t functioning and it’s still not functioning [as best as it can] ... we see it every day in the market. We see the same plans, we see the same launch dates, we see the same moves ... there is no differentiation,” said Akstinas.

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new brand with a long history is set to get Detroit’s wheels and gears in motion, though they’re not the wheels and gears the city is famous for. Shinola, which started in 1907 in New York making shoe polish, launched their Detroit operations last week with an event in their meticulously designed open-concept offices come manufacturing facility. The 30,000 square feet of state-of-the-art repurposed factory space on the fifth floor of College for Creative Studies’ historic Argonaut building is the re-born brand’s hub for hand manufactured, highend watches, bicycles and leather goods. “Detroit is the perfect hub for an operation like Shinola,” said Jacques Panis, director of strategic partnerships in the company’s onsite watch assembly room, which looks like a surgical theatre designed by mid-century minimalists. “What we are making here are essentially engines, and what better city can you go to in the United Sates to make an engine? It’s obviously Detroit. This place has some history of making engines.” To set the gears in motion, Shinola imported expert Swiss watchmakers to mentor their workers in the hand assembly of their quartz timepieces. “The difference in this to what you are typically buying from Swtizerland is that it’s a quartz movement,” said Panis. “The feasibility of making a mechanical movement in the U.S. just isn’t there at this scale. So what we have to do is make quarts movements … with the hopes, one day, to expand on that.” Shinola expects to produce 45,000 watches this year, beginning with the limited edition flagship Runwell. The vintage inspired 40mm timepiece is made up of four dozen Swiss-made parts. At $550 (USD) the watch looks and feels like a much more expensive piece and features an individually numbered signature case-back plate that reads “Built in Detroit.” As Shinola are also in the leather business— making journals, wallets, cases

and bags— their watches feature their own vegetable-tanned leather strap. “This product is good value; I would set it next to any major watch in the world,” said Panis. “We’re also making vehicles. Ours are two-wheeled, have a different gear system and they’re not motorized, but we are making vehicles in Detroit,” said Panis. “These are sick machines, Sky Yaeger designed them, she’s been designing bicycles for 18 years … she’s a legend.” Yaeger, head bicycle designer for Shinola, famously designed the first single-speed (a.k.a. fixed gear) production bicycle ever to be made when working for Bianchi, an Italian manufacturer of high-end cycles. “It’s such a unique opportunity,” said Yaeger, who designed Shinola’s two bicycles: the French style of Porteur bicycle called— like the watch— The Runwell, and The Bixby cruiser bike. “It’s cool to see it come together and to know that the frames are made here, it’s really satisfying,” said the designer. Shinola are preparing for June when they launch their two retail channels; one in Midtown at Willys Overland Lofts and another in in Tribeca, New York. The bicycles will be initially available at the Shinola retail outlets and later in boutique cycleries. “[The watches and leather goods] will be distributed in high-end department stores Barney’s, Neiman Marcus, etcetera; specialty boutiques like Steven Allen, Unionmade ... and also in a select grouping of jewellery stores,” said Panis. “The people of Detroit are the major reason why we are here,” said Panis, who believes that diversity in industry in Detroit, with a respect to the city’s history, will ultimately change how people look at and feel about Detroit. “I believe these products that can shape culture, that can impact community and make a difference in the United States.” For more about Shinola’s bicycles, look for a special issue of The Lance on newsstands April 17.

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he Reason were in Windsor Friday night to kick off a cross country tour, though not at concert venues, clubs or bars, but at the homes of radio station contest winners. Included in the prize from The Rock 100.7 FM was an acoustic set by The Reason and enough Steam Whistle beer, Pizza Pizza pies and Chuck Taylor shoes for 20 people. “It was an absolutely amazing night, and it would’ve been amazing on its own as it is, but it turns out half the guys and girls that were here knew them from so long ago when they were Sewing With Nancie,” explained The Rock host and Tea Party drummer Jeff Burrows, referring to band’s pre-The Reason days. The Lance caught up with Adam White and James “Cubby” Nelan after their set to talk about The Reason’s upcoming tour and plans for the future. JL: Why are you here? AW: We wanted to do something different and do something special [as] we’ve been a band now for 10 years. The opportunity came about to do these house parties, and this is the first one on the trip, so it set the bar pretty high. Instead of doing some shows, we thought we’d kick it old school for a couple months and do some house parties across Canada. JL: You say ‘kick it old school,’ you had to play some Sewing With Nancie songs by request, how was that? AW: That’s okay. It’s a thing … it’s a Windsor thing. It’s not like some dude in Red Deer [Alberta] is going to ask for a Sewing With Nancie song. I don’t mind it. JN: It’s appropriate when it’s appropriate. JL: Were you expecting those requests? AW: Yes. JN: Kind of, but not preparing for it. We didn’t know who won the contest until two days ago, so we had no way of knowing … we weren’t really familiar with how familiar [the winner] was with us when we showed up here. When we showed up, he [explained] that he had friends who used to go to Gino A. Marcus shows and we were like, “OK, cool,” and Adam had like two hours to remember like 30 songs

in case someone wanted to hear one. JL: What are you expecting the rest of the tour to be like? AW: God, I hope it’s as good as this, this was wicked … coming back to a basement party, it’s good. JN: It’s just right, it seems right. JL: It’s your 10-year anniversary, talk about that. JN: We’re shooting the whole [tour] and we’re going to document the whole thing and see all the way across the country what this is like for us. AW: We’ve always toured in a van, we’ve never gone on a train before, the VIA thing is crazy … you get to see the country in a way we’ve never seen before. I’ve always known I was going to play music, I’m just glad that Cubby and [bassist] Ronson (Armstrong) stuck around with me so I could still call it The Reason. It’s good to be with your buddies and it’s good to share something and just kind of wing it. JL: What can people expect after the tour? JN: Hopefully, a full band version of what we just did, not necessarily in people’s houses. We’re going to hopefully do some summer festivals and touring. AW: We have a 10-year anniversary show planned in Hamilton ... because that’s where the band started. We moved to Hamilton at the end of Sewing With Nancie ... It’s going to be a special show, we’re going to do some special shows surrounding it, get this documentary done and in the meantime get on some festivals, do some touring and get ready to do another record … just keep pumping out the music. JN: Our idea is to do fewer songs more often rather than a bunch of songs. AW: Rather than a 12-song album every three years, do a six-song EP every eight months. JN: That’d be the best because we’d be putting out more music. AW: People’s attention spans are different now than they were … the Internet’s changed everything.


MARCH 29-31

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.




One week later, Bowie was in Paris with a new troupe of musicians recording Pin Ups. Ronson— his songwriting counterpart— remained, but all the other Spiders were gone. Fans of Bowie aware enough of his extensive catalogue know that he has lived in a cycle of creation and destruction his entire career and has done so with a consciousness that most artists fear to confront. Bowie’s penchant for self-immolation is a motif that has marked his greatest transitions as an artist, shattering each persona one after another— from the suicide of Ziggy, to the dystopic anthems of Diamond Dogs, to the coke-fueled paranoia of Station to Station and the apocalyptic mantra of Scary Monsters: “Ashes to ashes/funk to funky/ we know Major Tom’s a junkie…” which was Bowie’s formal burial of all the masks he had donned during the 70s. It should have been little surprise to fans when the artwork was unveiled for his new LP The Next Day, the posturing figure of the Heroes record, half-obliterated by a black sharpie and a gaping white square. Aesthetically, The Next Day essentially picks up where Bowie left off a decade ago with the albums Heathen and Reality, though the destruction of the past attitude is present on the

do you concur?


AMANDA PALMER AND THE ART OF CARING Love or hate her, Amanda Palmer’s TED Talk premiered on March 1, entitled The Art of Asking. Much of Palmer’s 14-minute video is spent talking about her career as a musician, and how working on the street as a living statue— and having to ask for money— taught her what she now believes was everything she needed going into the music industry. Although she is speaking of the industry, a lot of what she says applies to a broader concept she uses several times in the video: community.

JAREDPOLLEN lance writer __________________________ n the night of July 3, 1973 at the Hammersmith Odeon, the last show of the immensely successful Ziggy Stardust tour, David Bowie announced to a crowd of sweaty faces adorned with crude lightning bolts, “Not only is this the last show of the tour, but it’s the last show that we’ll ever do.” Unbeknownst to the rest of the band, the Spiders from Mars, (except guitarist Mick Ronson) Bowie had made the decision to kill Ziggy months earlier, which seemed to be a self-fulfilling prophecy foreshadowed over a year earlier with “Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide.”


album’s cover more than in its songs. In many ways it is classic Bowie, but here “classic” is stripped of the stigma that an artist is trying to be a version his former self that everyone loves. Tenured Bowie collaborator Tony Visconti’s production is of the style that can be found on Bowie’s early millennial releases and the album’s sound is highly polished, maybe too much so. Strangely absent is the feeling of live energy that one would get from some of Bowie’s other work (which maybe is fitting, given that it has been said, by proxy, that the album will not be performed live). The song bearing the most clout is the second single, “The Stars (Are Out Tonight),” with Bowie crooning desperately, “I hope they will live forever,” in opposition to the preceding single, “Where Are We Now?” in which the title is flatly repeated over the slow instrumentals of a lachrymose ballad. Other tracks of note include “Boss of Me,” a possible dominatrix fantasy set in suburbia and “I Feel So Lonely I Could Die” (self-explanatory). Ostensibly, this all seems very bleak, but the album’s opening track offers a deeper optimism and reveals the artist’s will to carry on: “Here I am/not quite dyin’/my body’s left to rot in a hollow tree.” While this image suggests that Bowie is now aware of his own mortality, not just as an artist, but as a human being, The Next Day feels less like a defeatist elegy and more like the day

Palmer speaks of times where fans have graciously offered her band food, a place to sleep, and instruments to practice on— all implied that they only asked for her music in return. But is giving a person something physical, like a bed, the same as giving someone an abstraction, like friendship (or, to quote Palmer, “love”)? People need both to get by. After all, what’s more wonderful than sharing a bed with someone you love? The flaw with that though is that she’s making her own music, which people are either going to either love or hate. There is still asking and giving, but who is actually going to say ‘no’ to having their favourite artist, someone they’ve never actually met before, sleeping on their bed? Would that person honestly do the same for a homeless person? Community isn’t about picking and choosing who you’ll share things with. Community is about being there for each other, for everyone. The fact is that there isn’t enough love, and it doesn’t matter if “love” or “friendship” are abstractions— if you feel it, that’s all that really matters. Palmer repeatedly asks in the video, “is this fair?” By which she means, is the trading of something physical (bed) for an abstraction (friendship) a fair trade? Honestly, if both parties feel they’re getting something out of such a trade, then yes, it is. But such a trade can only work on the whole if everybody is on board with the idea, and that’s assuming everyone has something to offer. Realistically, most people in any kind of town or city setting are neither in the mentality nor the mood to have a community. Even those of you who live in apartment buildings, how often do you chat with your neighbours from whom you are separated by a mere piece of drywall? There’s nothing wrong with keeping to yourself, or saying ‘no’ every once in a while. Where you need to question what you’re doing is when you sincerely don’t give a damn about the person who asks anything of you, whether it be some change or a cup of sugar.

ARTS CALENDAR WEDNESDAY MARCH 20 Portage & Main wsg. White Ash Falls and Crissi Cochrane Phog Lounge Craig Cardiff St. Clair College, 2 p.m. THURSDAY MARCH 21 Imaginary Cities wsg. Boats and Foam Lake Phog Lounge Launch of Cultural Engines Windsor Public Library, Central Branch, 1:30 p.m. Greg Bates The Bull n’ Barrel, 7 p.m. FRIDAY MARCH 22 BURN:The Detroit Firefighter Documentary SilverCity,7:30 p.m. Sara & Ryan Fontaine Rino’s Kitchen Cellos ‘The Accident’ LP Release wsg. Gypsy Chief Goliath Villains Beastro The Mohawk Lodge wsg. Bleachers Phog Lounge Romanian Art Connections 3 ArtSpeak Gallery, 5 - 8 p.m. SATURDAY MARCH 23 BURN:The Detroit Firefighter Documentary SilverCity, 7:30 p.m. Soundscapes Privilege Soundbar Devilz By Definition The Coach and Horses Mr. Chill and Greg Cox Big Tony’s

Palmer has managed to make this love-based barter system work for her and her own “Internet community,” and that’s great. But if you took Amanda Palmer out of that equation, and asked those same people who give her everything to give you something, I can assure you, only a handful of them would say “yes.”

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As people, citizens, neighbours, and classmates all have to learn to care a little more. No, we don’t have to revert back to some crazy barter system, but we do need to hold more doors open, and apologize less for not holding those doors open. We have to learn to give and not expect something in return— or at least not something physical.


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In a shocking moment of cander ‘90s feminist hero Kathleen Hanna, (Le Tigre and Bikini Kill) told American news site the Daily Beast that she likes Tay-Tay. “I’m totally into Taylor Swift. I think she has super-clever lyrics, and I love that she writes her own music.” This on the back of Swift stating, “There’s a special place in hell” for Tina Fey and Amy Poehler after she couldn’t take a joke.

Redfoo of LMFAO has said he will attempt to qualify for the U.S. Open this summer. Redfoo, who also dispenses stock tips in his free time, has been searching for a way to fill his days, now that his days of habitual shuffling and wiggling are over. The 37-year-old son of Motown founder Berry Gordy will compete under his given name, Stefan Gordy.

“With a simple handshake [a central African man] removed two men’s penises. The stranger had stopped to purchase a cup of tea at the market. After handing over his money, he clasped the vendor’s hand. The tea seller felt an electric tingling course through his body and immediately sensed that his penis had shrunk to a size smaller than that of a baby’s.” The man was later caught and executed.

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Wreck-It Ralph:

From console to cinema 3D computer-animated fantasy-comedy Wreck-It Ralph is the 52nd animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series • photo courtesy Walt Disney Pictures

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but one that works especially when it comes to the virtual world.

he pixelated world of video games sets the scene for the latest computer animated visual feast from Disney. Wreck It Ralph is a wonderful ode to the past and present of the virtual world.

Video games have a rich well of plot and characters to pull from. The director, Rich Moore, knows when to have fun cameos (Bowser and Kano from Mortal Kombat are great as just two members of a bad guy support group) and when to focus on the invented characters of this world. It probably bodes well that most of the made up games look like they’d be incredibly fun to play, especially Sugar Rush, a race car game that looks like Candyland had a kid with Mario Kart.


Though not a Pixar film, Wreck it Ralph comes from the same story mould. Take a seemingly innocuous subject (arcade games) and presume that there’s a world we can’t see, hidden behind computer screens. It’s an easy plot device,

The story concerns the titular Ralph, a Donkey Kong-esque bad guy of the game Fix-it Felix Jr. Tired of being only a bad guy, he journeys to other games in hopes of finding a way to be a hero. In Sugar Rush, he meets Vanellope. and gets a chance to be a real hero when he tries to help her become more than a glitch in her own game. This is one film that thankfully avoids the temptation to stunt cast big celebrity voices at the cost of great acting. Voice acting is as crucial to the success of an animated film as the animation, since it’s the actors who give human spark to the

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(Matador Records) Released on Tuesday, Iceage’s sophomore full-length proves that, when it’s really good, depressing and melancholic ferocity can make your day better. It’s not that the nihilistic Danish band wants to bring new joy to the world, it’s more that they bring a new world to Joy Divisionesque melodrama, and they do it very well. You’re Nothing breeds a dark, gritty genuine brand of punk that rarely sees the lights of a big label, at least not while the band is still making great music. The desperation is like that of The Germs, the guitars mix equal parts Circle Jerks and My Bloody Valentine, and the self-production recalls a classic punk and post-punk DIY ethic. The album come at a time when punk has died so many times that zombie versions of the Bad Brains and two versions of a Black Flag reunion are on tour simultaneously and while there are so many Kraut-rock and shoegaze revivals you can’t move for reverb. You’re Nothing is something rare and important. Iceage are young (the members are all 20-years-old), abrasive and experimental and that’s likely why they don’t sound retro carbon copies of old punks, they are simply making punk rock the way grandma used to, and it shows.

Lasseter and the other evil geniuses over at Disney Animation Studios are great at yanking at heart strings and Wreck It Ralph is no exception. Ralph is faced with conundrum— help his new pal out or go home where he can finally be a hero for once. We know the mould, so we know what choice Ralph will make about five minutes into the film. But the characters are likeable and sympathetic enough that it

works. But what makes animated films like Toy Story III or How to Train Your Dragon rise above the rest of the crop is that they do break convention in some small ways. The last Toy Story instalment takes the characters forward to a place they’ve never been. On the other hand, Wreck it Ralph is incredibly fun for what it is. But it doesn’t do much to break the mould in anyway. That’s OK. Sometimes you just need some fun, frothy entertainment.



You’re Nothing

characters, even when they’re video game characters. John C. Reilly is perfect as the angry but vulnerable Ralph, while Sarah Silverman is effective as the annoying cute Vanellope.

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Everything, Everything (You’ve Changed Records)

Shotgun Jimmie has brought a new album to life, Everything, Everything, released March 26, once again recalls the simple pleasures of what surrounds us. A true one-man-band is sight seldom seen since the 50s, but Shotgun Jimmie proves that a man doesn’t need other band members. Jim Kilpatrick, a.k.a. Shotgun Jimmie, recently went out to the seclusion of a cabin near Lake Clementi, Man. and emerged with songs that are not just pages of a melancholy journal matched with music, they are songs that bring you to the places you visit every day, but with exciting melody. These songs aren’t sung with images of dreary nights, but clothes lines in the wind and alcohol-filled Skype dates. The Canadian artist’s previous records were similar to Weezer’s drawl in a few ways and Shotgun Jimmie has not lost his reputation of a relaxed manner with heavy meaning. His new collection shows his past work but with a twist of a clearer, more professional direction. “Standing In A Line” and “Adventure in the Heart” both convey fast-paced lives, upbeat and tilting more toward the alternative rock sector. Others such as “Last Night” have you listening to Kilpatrick’s voice slow, merging into the indie-folk genre.

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SHIMMER DEMOLITION* – Tar Diving (Self-Released) TEGAN AND SARA* – Heartthrob (Warner (WEA)) THE UNQUIET DEAD* – Tales of the Unquiet Dead: Book One (Self-Released) TWO HOURS TRAFFIC* – Foolish Blood (Bumstead) ARIANE MOFFATT* – MA: Remixed (Audiogram) ARIEL AND THE UNDERTOW – Ariel and the Undertow (Self-Released) DEADMAU5* – Album Title Goes Here (Ultra) DELERIUM* – Music Box Opera (Nettwerk) SPOKE AND MIRROR* – The Music Is The Message (Self-Released) THE BICYCLES* – Stop Thinking So Much (Aporia) YOUNG RUNNING* – Coming Home (Self-Released) JULIE DOIRON* – So Many Days (Aporia) FOXYGEN – We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic (Jagjaguwar) SALLIE FORD AND THE SOUND OUTSIDE – Untamed Beast (Partisan) CHRIST VS. KRISHNA* – Move And Scale (Self-Released) ADAM SHERKIN* – As At First (Centredisques) MID PINES* – Corpse Pose (Circuit Song) HAYDEN* – Us Alone (Arts & Crafts) FALCON PUNCH* – FP! (Self-Released) MEANWOOD* – Trials (Self-Released) JUSTIN RUTLEDGE* – Valleyheart (Outside) ANGRY* – Wild Ox Shangri-La (Defiled Under Music (DU:M)) TWIN LIBRARY* – Lowways (Self-Released) THE REPLY* – Downtown Soul (Self-Released) DRGN KING – Paragraph Nights (Bar None) ABRIOSIS – Vessel (Shitknife) YO LA TENGO – Fade (Matador) ON AND ON – Give In (Roll Call) UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA – II (Jagjaguwar) SILVANA KANE* – La Jardinera (Six Shooter)



Express at full steam


Windsor Express topped Oshawa Power 98-88 in their seventh-straight win • photo couresy Windsor Express

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t’s officially full steam ahead for Windsor Express basketball.

After a pair of regular season wins last weekend, the Express officially finished in third place overall in their inaugural season in the National Basketball League. Friday, they picked up a 104-95 win over the St. John’s Mill Rats and Saturday they thrashed the declining Oshawa Power 98-88 to cap a seven-game winning streak. The victories, before a throng of adoring fans, also put them in a position to start the playoffs against second place Summerside Storm, instead of first place London, who their scheduled to contend for the championship in the final round. “The way we finished this game is indicative of the way we started the season,” coach Bill Jones said. “We started out in the basement and just worked

our way to the top. Thanks for our owners and managers, we finally got the players here that we needed and I just gave them the tools to succeed. It’s nice to see that the audience has also bought into what we are trying to do.” The player of the game against Oshawa on Saturday was Anthony Johnson. The Express captain nearly attained a tripledouble for the night, scoring 12 points, snagging nine rebounds and dishing out nine assists. Mike Helms lead the rest of the Express pack with 18 points (along with four from threepoint land) and Kevin Loiselle had another double-double night with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Windsor guard Stefan Bonneau also contributed another human highlight segment with a high flying alley-oop jam in transition play. Richardo Dunkley scored a three-pointer for his first points as a member of the Express. Dunkley, a Ryerson University grad, brought the Canadian compliment of players back up to three after former Lancer Isaac Kuon was released in player exchanges

last month. Former Lancer stand-out Greg Surmacz, who is only one of four remaining players from the original Express roster, said, “We started at the bottom and now we’re here. It’s a wrap song by Drake but it sums it up best. We had some trials and tribulations we just toughed it out these last 15 games to win 13 of them. No one thought that we could do that other than the guys in the locker room and the coaching staff. We had a lot of tough times, but we kept our heads up, believed in each other and here we are.” Referring to his selection as coach of the month he said, “As a former professional basketball player myself, I’ve sat where the players sit. So when I go out there to speak with them and motivate them, I also listen to them for feedback. Aside from that, I have a particular feel for recognizing key match-ups and designing plays for certain game situations. But at the end of the day, this is a player’s game in a player’s league, so I cannot take all of the credit. It takes and entire team and

organization to succeed.” Not only did the recent victories seal the deal on the Express post-season play, it cemented their Windsor fan base. During the year, Express players and management grew roots in the community well beyond the arena’s hardwood floors. The team visited elementary and secondary schools weekly for basketball teach-ins, and reached out to the parents of would-be basketball professionals. Looking ahead, coach Jones said, “Now that we reached our goal of making the playoffs, we have the opportunity to play for the championship. They are playing like us and gelling with two deep at every position. Right now, we are two-andtwo against Summerside, but we have won out there so we are capable of beating them at home and away. They have good players and good coaching, we just have to be prepared, one game at a time.” Moncton and St. John have a play-in to determine the fourth seed, and the winner will play London. The first two playoff

games for the Express are in P.E.I., before they return to the WFCU arena in Windsor for two games, with a possible deciding fifth game back in Summerside. “It’s really important to be peaking at the right time. We started the season on fire, battled through some injuries and now we’re firing on all cylinders. So we’ve got a lot of confidence going to Summerside,” said Surmacz. The Express will have a week to rest on their laurels but also to refocus for their first playoff game in the semifinals at Credit Union Place in Summerside this Sunday. Tip-off is 2 p.m. AST. Game 2 will take place on Tuesday, March 26 at 7 p.m. AST before the series heads back to Windsor on March 28 at the WFCU Centre for a 7 p.m. tip-off. Game 4 and 5, if necessary, will take place in Windsor on March 30 at 7 p.m., and April 2 at 7 p.m. AST in Summerside.

Lancers capture third-straight CIS title MIAH-MARIE LANGLOIS LEADS ALL SCORERS IN FINAL WITH 18 POINTS FROM COVER w to be in such exclusive company.” Although Regina took the customary run at Windsor to open the third, it backfired when the Lancers held defensively and went on an offensive tear of their own. Veterans Laura Mullins and Miah-Marie Langlois connected from long range, while Jessica Clemencon, Bojana Kovacevic and Korissa Williams went about taking the Cougars apart on the inside offensively and defensively. At the end of the third, the Lancers enjoyed their biggest lead of the game 50-36. Despite the third-quarter points cushion, Windsor could not put Regina away until the closing moments of regulation time. While the nine-point margin of victory may not seem that impressive, the Lancers indeed gave a command performance in answering each and every challenge the very disciplined and well-coached

cougars threw at them with the support of a boisterous hometown pro-Regina crowd.

“It was obviously a very thrilling victory in a very hostile territory, with screaming and booing fans in favour of Regina. However, our team remained very poised and had to rely on mental toughness in order to secure the win,” said Vallée. “It was similar to the semi-final last year against Calgary, except a thousand more fans.” Although she missed the podium for individual accolades this year, Langlois lead all scorers in the tournament final with 18 points, nine rebounds and four assists. Mullins and Williams scored 13 points, along with five steals. Clemencon had 11 points and 11 rebounds for the games only double-double, and Bojana had nine points, six rebounds and two steals— the last one stealing the Cougars’ final opportunity to remain in contention as time ran out. “Carissa Williams had an very outstanding tournament, which

was somewhat made possible by the pressure put on the captains Jessica Clemencon and Miah-Marie Langlois, not talking anything away from Carissa’s ability to step up and get the job done for us.”

Michelle Clark kept Regina in the game in the first half as the only consistent shooter from three-point range. She and fellow main stay Lindsay Ledingham lead the Cougars on the scoreboard with 16 points apiece as all-star team Brittany Read added seven points and 10 rebounds. After going 24-0 en route to claiming the OUA Championship crown, the No. 1 seeded Lancers were also a perfect 3-0 in the CIS Big 8 Championship Tournament held in the gymnasium of the Centre for Kinesiology, Health and Sport, at the University of Regina. Windsor met and conquered tournament host and the third seeded Regina Cougars 66-75 in the gold medal game Sunday, after downing Ottawa GeeGees 56-46 in the quarter fi-

nals Friday and besting Calgary Dinos 82-65 in the Semi-finals on Saturday. “The two preliminary games, quarter finals against Ottawa, which was a much bigger strong team, as well as the game against Calgary in the semifinals, were very good preparation for the intensity of the final,” said Vallée. The game was not only for the championship. Windsor gained a little redemption over Regina, who had beaten Windsor during the pre-season. Despite Windsor entering the game ranked No. 1 in offence nationally with 76.8 points-per-game as well as No. 1 in defence by allowing only 52.2 points-pergame on average, Regina’s Read scored 24 points and hauled down a record-breaking 29 rebounds in Regina’s 78-49 semifinal upset victory over second seeded Saint Mary’s. The table was set for a notable championship caliber match-up. In the bronze medal game, also played on Sunday, CIS player of the year Justine Colley knocked

in 33 points to lead the No. 2 seeded Saint Mary’s Huskies to an 83-73 win over the fifth seeded Calgary. In the consolation final, the sixth seeded McGill Martlets beat the eighth seeded Ottawa Gee-Gees 71-50 in a lopsided affair from the opening whistle; but not till the upstart Gee-Gees— a wild card entry into the tournament— upset their OUA East rival, the fourth seeded Carleton Ravens 52-51 in a consolation semifinal on Saturday. Now that the three-peat is behind them, Vallée said she can relax and enjoy the moment. The coach said she has a couple weeks off, but then the team has open gym scrimmages before they get into summer league and weight training. Some of Vallée’s more elite players, Williams, Clemencon and Langlois, will go on to play with the national team in international competition before training starts again in September.


Carabins win CIS Varsity Reds men’s hockey team women’s hockey title win fifth-straight University Cup TORONTO (CIS) — Team captain Kim Deschênes scored two goals and earned MVP honours in leading the Montreal Carabins to their first CIS title in program history as they edged the defending champion Calgary Dinos, 3-2, to cap off the 2013 CIS women’s hockey championship Sunday night at Varsity Arena. Not only is it their first national women’s hockey title, but also the first-ever CIS championship banner since the resurgence of the Montreal Carabins athletics program in 1995. “To win a Canadian championship is a big accomplishment,” said Carabins head coach Isabelle Leclaire. “It’s a real honour to win the first of our organization.” The Carabins join a list of six other teams to have claimed the banner since the inaugural championship in 1998. Montreal opened the tournament with a thrilling 1-0 overtime win over the host Varsity Blues and secured their spot in the final with a 5-3 victory over the UBC Thunderbirds last night. Despite only starting the program four years ago, Montreal has made three national championship appearances, winning

the fifth place game in 2010, collecting silver in 2012 and earning the gold Sunday. “We won a championship in four years and that’s the same time that you have to prepare for the Olympic Games,” said Danièle Sauvageau, general manager of the Montreal Carabins women’s hockey program and former Team Canada head coach. “It’s the same kind of feeling as when we won Canada’s first Olympic gold in 2002.” “It’s unbelievable,” commented Deschênes after the game. “I don’t know what to say. It’s magic. It’s not about who scored the goals, it’s about our memories in years to come.” The Dinos were without threetime Olympic champion Hayley Wickenheiser, who was out due to a lower body injury. “You have to believe that you can come back and we were unlucky,” said Dinos bench boss Danielle Goyette. “Two or three times we could have put the puck in the net. Sometimes the bounces just don’t go your way and tonight it felt like the puck was square. The way we finished the season, we played together and played as a team and that’s what I’m proud of.”

SASKATOON (CIS) — The No. 2 seed University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds shutout the No. 4 seed Saint Mary’s University Huskies 2-0 in Saskatoon’s Credit Union Centre to earn their fifth CIS University Cup in school history, Sunday evening. UNB finished the tournament with a perfect 3-0 record. With the win the UNB Varsity Reds claimed their fourth CIS title in the last seven years. The Varsity Reds last won the University Cup in the 2010-2011 season, defeating McGill 4-0 at home in Fredericton. Saint Mary’s University made their sixth appearance in the University Cup final. They claimed their only University Cup in 2010 with a win over the University of Alberta. Daine Todd, a native of Stettler, Alta., opened the scoring for the Varsity Reds on the power play at 10:39 of the first period. With Saint Mary’s Gerrad Grant in the box for hooking the UNB power play worked the puck around the offensive zone before Nick MacNeil fired a shot from the point. The puck trickled through Huskies goalie

Anthony Peters and Todd was able to poke it over the goal line giving the Varsity Reds a 1-0 lead. One goal was all the Varsity Reds would need as Daniel LaCosta was perfect in net stopping all 17 shots he faced. LaCosta, a native of Labrador City, Nfld., earned his first shutout of the tournament. This was only the fifth shutout in CIS University Cup championship game history. The last championship game shutout came in 2011 when the UNB Varsity Reds shutout the McGill Redmen.

the puck into the open net. Carroll, who hails from Strathroy, Ont., finished the competition with a tournament-best four goals and received the W.J. ‘Danny’ McLeod Award as championship MVP. Saint Mary’s nearly tied the game in the second period on an individual play from Kyle Pereira. He circled the net before firing a shot high on the short side. The shot rang off the post and fell into the chest of LaCosta.

“The key to the game was to take the lead and extend it, we waited until 19:50 to extend it, we knew we had good opponents, we found ways to win (close) games, and we did that tonight,” said UNB head coach Gardiner MacDougall.

The best scoring chance for the Huskies came late in the second period on a two-on-one rush. Matt Tippoff entered the Varsity Reds zone and sent a cross ice pass to Bradley Green but Greene was denied on the doorstep by an outstretched LaCosta.

The Varsity Reds sealed the win on an empty net goal with 11 seconds left in the game. Saint Mary’s was carrying the puck through the neutral zone but MacNeil, with a tenacious back check, was able to cause a turnover at centre ice. Tyler Carroll picked up the loose puck and gained the red line before firing

In the final 10 minutes of the third period, Saint Mary’s began throwing everything at the net but UNB helped out LaCosta blocking a number shots. The Varsity Reds shot blocking was an integral part of their success throughout the tournament.


Walters to join team Canada in Poland

Langlois defends honour REGINA (CIS) — For the second year in a row, Miah-Marie Langlois is the CIS defensive player of the year.

The Windsor native and fourthyear point guard had another outstanding season for the Lancers as she helped lead her squad to an undefeated season and a No. 1 national ranking in the CIS. As the OUA’s defensive player of the year for the second year running, Langlois earned the award for her tenacity on defence, and the strength of a league high 3.2 steals per game and 6.3 rebounds per outing while being responsible for defending the opponents’ top guard.

OTTAWA (CIS) — Backto-back OUA MVP of track events Matt Walters will trade in his blue and gold Lancer colours for red and white later this month, as the CIS 1500m champion will join Team Canada at the 40th International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Cross Country Championships taking place Sunday March 24 in Bydgoszcz, Poland. The Canadian contingent will depart March 16 for a training camp in Walcz in Poland before heading to Bydgoszcz on March 22. The event will get underway with the junior women’s sixkilometre race at 12 p.m. local time (6 a.m. eastern time) on March 24. The junior women earned their spot at the World Championships by winning the team title at the North America, Central America and Caribbean (NACAC) Cross Country Championships in February. At 12:30 p.m. local time (6:30 a.m. eastern time) the junior men take off in the eight-kilometre race. Kingsville, Ont.’s, Ryan Sleiman led the junior men at the NACAC Championships with an individual 4th place on their way to a team title.

sport briefs

Roger joins Lancers Six-foot-three post and twotime national team member Cheyanne Roger will join the Lancers Women’s Basketball team next season.

The senior women will be led by a couple of World Cross Country Championship veterans in Maria Bernard of Calgary, Alta., and Lindsay Carson of Cambridge, Ont. Bernard competed in the junior category at the 2011 edition while Carson ran as a junior at the 2008 World Cross Country Championships. The senior women’s eight-kilometre race begins at 1:15 p.m. local time (7:15 a.m. eastern time). This same group took team gold at the NACAC Championships led by Natasha Fraser of Port Moody, B.C. and Rachel Cliff of Vancouver, B.C., who won individual gold and silver respectively. The senior men’s entry is led by a pair of 2012 Olympians in Mohammed Ahmed of St. Catharines, Ont. and Cameron Levins of Black Creek, B.C. These will be Ahmed’s fourth World Cross Country Championships. He competed as a junior at the 2010 edition, which was also held in Bydgosccz. Ahmed isn’t the only member of the senior team who brings World Cross Country experience; Lucas Bruchet (2010) of White Rock, B.C., Levins (2011) and Kelly Wiebe (2011) of Regina, have all run at cross country Worlds. The senior men’s 12-kilometre race begins at 2:10 p.m. local time on March 24 (8:10 a.m. eastern


place finish in the OUA West division for the fifth consecutive year, and their fourth OUA Championship in five seasons. In addition to her defensive game, she also averaged 12.0 points per game and finished second in the CIS and first in the OUA with 6.0 assists per game. This year also marks her second straight year as a CIS first team all-Canadian, and her

third straight year as an OUA West division all-star after being named to the first team last year, and the second team in 2010-2011. “It’s a privilege for our entire Windsor Lancer family to have Miah receive this honour again,” said Windsor head coach Chantal Vallée. “She certainly is a force at both ends of the floors and she always responds with eagerness to get the job done, from stopping the opponent’s best player to running the team at the point. Her defensive stats in the CIS speak for themselves and I believe her play this year was a big factor in our team’s overall success.” The other nominees for defensive-MVP honours were Memorial post Ally Forsey, Laval post Marie-Pascale Nadeau and Calgary guard Tamara Jarrett.

Virtue, Moir earn silver medal TORONTO (CIS) — Canadians took three medals on the weekend at the World Figure Skating Championships in London, Ont. Toronto’s Patrick Chan won gold in men’s figure skating, London’s Tessa Virtue and Ilderton, Ont.’s Scott Moir earned a silver medal in Ice Dance and Lively, Ont. native Meagan Duhamel and Balmertown, Ont. native Eric Radford took bronze.


Lancers track and field star Matt Walters • photos courtesy Lancers Athletics

Thanks to Miah’s solid allaround play, Windsor finished the regular season with a tremendous 21-0 record, a first

It’s a privilege for our entire Windsor Lancer family to have Miah receive this honour again

“On behalf of the Canadian Olympic Committee, I’m thrilled to congratulate Patrick, Tessa, Scott, Meagan, Eric and the entire team on their exceptional performances this weekend in London,” president of the Canadian Olympic Committee Marcel Aubut said. “These results are a tremendous accomplishment for Skate Canada as our nation’s best athletes continue to prepare for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games in less than a year.”



scoreboard WINDSOR EXPRESS 02/27/2013

Windsor 115 Montreal 53


Windsor 104 Saint John 74


Windsor 88 Oshawa 85


Windsor 101 Oshawa 65


Windsor 108 London 107


Windsor 104 Saint John 95


Windsor 98 Oshawa 88

CIS Championships 3/15/2013

Quarter-finals Windsor 56 Ottawa 46 Calgary 59 Carleton 51 Regina 68 McGill 53 Saint Mary’s 62 Fraser 57


Consolation Ottawa 52 Carleton 51 McGill 70 Fraser 52 Semifinals Windsor 82 Calgary 65 Regina 78 Saint Mary’s 49


Final Windsor 66 Regina 57 Consolation McGill 71 Ottawa 50 Bronze medal game Saint Mary’s 83 Calgary 73

On of the top junior players in the country, Roger averaged 6.8 points per game and 4.6 rebounds per game at the 2012 FIBA Americas U18 tournament.

Roger, an Etobicoke, Ont. native, was named a league all-star after leading the North Toronto Huskies to a JUEL championship title in 2012.

“We are thrilled to have Cheyanne commit to our program for next fall,” Lancers head coach Chantal Vallée said in a press release. “With two of our post players graduating we were looking for a top recruit like Cheyanne to continue the legacy and tradition of winning at Windsor.”

CIS men’s hockey

Cheyanne Roger

Jean-Luc Brassard, Canadian Olympic Team assistant chef de mission, Sochi 2014, added, “I’m very proud of the entire figure skating team. Our athletes showed a tremendous amount of strength, determination and heart. With the figure skating team event making its debut at Sochi 2014, we can look to this roster of athletes with overwhelming confidence. It is a very exciting time for this sport in Canada.”

Olivier Donovan scored the game-winner on the power play one minute and 11 seconds into the third period and Tommy Tremblay tallied twice to lift the third-seeded UQTR Patriotes to a 3-1 victory over the tournament host Saskatchewan Huskies

at the CIS men’s hockey championship Friday night at Credit Union Centre, Saskatoon. The result sets up a semifinal battle Saturday at 10 p.m. on Sportsnet and between the Patriotes (1-0) and the UNB Varsity Reds (1-0). The winners advance to Sunday’s University Cup final at 7:30 p.m., live on Sportsnet 1.

Issue 35, 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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