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A Uwindsor student overdosed on MDMA during Welcome Week Festivities and a 19-year-old Hamilton man has been charged by Windsor Police Services

Residence gave students the opportunity to return to their childhood by enjoying fingerpainting, games and fun.


The Lancers football team has begun their season on the wrong foot and is struggling to get back on top of things.




President Alan Wildeman held his annual campus community BBQ to get to know students on campus last week.



A Colourful End to Welcome Week HANIYASSINE Arts Editor __________________________ Windsor Welcome Week consisted of plenty. You had the residence move in day, leisurely activities like the outdoor movie night and a variety of tent events among several others. But perhaps above all, the most exciting of events ended the week with the biggest, loudest and most colourful of bangs. Thousands upon thousands of students from multiple locations attended the Coming Home Music Festival Sept. 12 at the Riverfront Festival Plaza. With the event hitting a five-year milestone, it acts as the cap to Welcome Week and arguably the summer itself. Those who attended got some partying out of their system with the help of the strobe-lit stage, the pulse-pounding electronic dance music and paint. Lots and lots of paint. “Big parties like this are common in college and university life, so we’re providing them with something that is world class,” said Jordan Renaud, director of public relations for the CHMF. “After five years now we’ve built a tradition and we’re building a legacy.” This year’s theme was Life in Colour. Anyone who found themselves in the congested crowd was inevitably going to get paint either thrown, dabbed or sprayed on them. It wasn’t long until it became a messy affair, but it was completely embraced. The concert was

Thousands of students attended the Coming Home Music Festival at the Riverfront Festival Plaza Sept. 12. [Photo by // Hani Yassine] headlined by The Chainsmokers, but also featured musicians Mark Oliver and DJ Double A among a few others. The event has grown significantly over the past few years, catapulting itself as one of the pivotal concerts geared towards students.

“It’s one of the biggest concerts put on by a student union in Canada, and even in North America,” said UWSA President Jaydee Tarpeh.

to commit academically. All the same,

“Pretty much all of September we’re

the UWSA is working to have events

pretty busy, because we have clubs week

The night was the grand finale for students before they buckle down to begin

technically ends, it leaves behind some

kind of things, so I think this is one of

of the atmosphere.

the best events to cap it,” Tarpeh said.

The crowd is sprayed with paint at the Coming Home Music Festival Sept. 12. [Photo by // Hani Yassine]

sprinkled on and off campus throughout the year. So while Welcome Week

and we have Vendor Fair and all these

Paint is hosed towards the crowd at the Coming Home Music Festival Sept. 12. [Photo by // Hani Yassine]

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Country Night Caps off First Day of Classes HANIYASSINE Arts Editor __________________________

with little incident. Like the tent events

With the spirit of Windsor Welcome

a way to have students mix and mingle

Week at the helm, students were greeted

with each other. It also served as a way

to another party following the initial day

for the Bull N’ Barrel to get their busi-

of classes.

ness out by letting students know of its

The UWSA party tent hosted the Bull N’ Barrel Country Hoedown on the evening of Sept. 8, being the third tent event of six to occur on campus. Students attended sporting cowboy boots,

preceding and succeeding it, the party is

part-time job opportunities, be it as a server or as a bartender. Essentially, the UWSA and the Bull N’ Barrel share the mutual goal of serving and benefitting students.

flannel shirts and Stetson hats as they

“One of the biggest things the student

partied to a variety of country songs

alliance tries to do is provide an oppor-

with a sprinkle of top 40 tracks. “It was extremely successful last year, a lot of people showed up,” said Bull N’ Barrel general manager Luke McConnell. “Country’s just becoming more and more popular all the time, as a genre.”

Hundreds of students attended the Bull N’ Barrel Country Hoedown at the UWSA party tent Sept. 8, putting a cap on the first day of classes. [Photo by // Hani Yassine]

tunity for students to enjoy themselves, and so parties are always a good time,” said Soul-Train, vice president of the UWSA’s student services. “Coming in as a first year student, a lot of people are very scared, they’re kind of frightened, it’s difficult. Especially with today

The night didn’t hit capacity in the same

being the first day of classes, they really

vein as the Graffiti or Anything But

understand where school goes and that

Clothes party prior to, but the turnout

it’s just the tip of the iceberg. So we try

of hundreds of students still led to a very

to welcome them with all these different

active and busy night, which occurred


Students pose for a photo at the Bull N’ Barrel Country Hoedown at the UWSA party tent Sept. 8. [Photo by // Hani Yassine]



“Make Your Mark” Event For Rez Students Promotes Sense of Community BRETTHEDGES Sports Editor __________________________ Residence students had a chance to showcase a sense of individuality as well as house pride with the simple act of personalizing a paper cutout of their particular mascots. The “Make Your Mark” event gave students young and old a chance to put their own spin on decorating the four residence halls as leaders asked them to simply put their name and something they would like to achieve on either side of a paper cutout in the shape of an animal. Pira Kathir is a residence advisor in Laurier Hall and said it was exciting to motivate students to write down their names and build a sense of community. “We’re just trying to get everyone engaged and more comfortable coming into a new environment,” said Kathir. “This kind of gives the students a voice, we put all of the marks on the windows for everyone to see. Later in the year when they look back and see those it can give them a sense of accomplishment if they achieved some of their goals.” Kathir said being able to write your name and your goals for the year can give residence students a sense of identity amongst the mass of new students at UWindsor during this time of the year.

“I think it’s creative to have the lion cutouts, the fact we can post them on the windows and it can’t be erased. It’s a unique start to the year,” said Kathir. “Some of the goals are very simple but it gives people a goal. For example, aiming to gain Founder’s Cup points for your residence hall, even if you don’t win it, you are still getting points for that and you’re at least attempting to reach that goal.” Other residence assistants were on hand to encourage fellow students to participate such as Sydney Daley, who said the ability to “Make Your Mark” empowers students in their new setting. “Participation has been good, students have really been open to the concept and they are excited about it,” said Daley. While Laurier residents got to colour in a picture of a lion, MacDonald hall residents coloured a moose, Alumni an alligator and Cartier a coyote. Daley said there was no lack of pride for students when it came to the elaborate details some students put into their marks. “Lots of people decorated their lion manes and they made sure they looked luxurious,” said Daley. “It’s been great, students are always willing to participate and they are having a lot of fun which allows me to have fun. It makes for a great start to the year.”

Resident students from Laurier show off their lions at the Make Your Mark on Residence event. [Photo by // Brett Hedges] Another residence assistant, Kezia Mahendra said wanting the responsibility to encourage students to make their mark stems from her own indecision to participate in the event when she was a new student. “To be honest, that’s why I want people to come out and make their mark,” said Mahendra. “I only started to participate at the end of my first year and now I un-

derstand that if I had started early and could have enjoyed it more and make other people enjoy it.” Mahendra said she was surprised by the number of students who decided to participate in the decoration of their living quarters but added the nature of the event is geared towards those who consider themselves extroverts as well as introverts.

“For people who don’t like to talk too much, like myself, they can just write their names and be done with it,” said Mahendra. “Just the fact that everyone gets their name on the window, it shows there are other people just like you, they are a part of this community, we’re all together.”

David Suzuki Talks Politics with UWindsor Students

Suzuki says Canada needs someone who cares about the environment HANIYASSINE Arts Editor __________________________ Politics and the environment should come hand-in-hand for people as they choose to vote in the upcoming federal

who to go for. “It’s not just about putting an ‘x’ down on that ballot,” said Suzuki. “You have to spread, discuss and make a political movement.”

election, at least that’s what Canadian ac-

Suzuki said we have to vote strategical-

ademic and activist David Suzuki says.

ly and informatively in the upcoming

Suzuki stated at a UWindsor presentation Sept. 14 he wants students to get students to go out and vote, and not just

elections to make sure the right people come into power and do what they say they are going to do in our own nation.

person that doesn’t vote is enabling the

will rule. With the upcoming 21st Con-


status quo to go on and to me it’s unac-

ference of the Parties in Paris this De-

ceptable and I think every young person

cember, regarding the climate changes

should think it’s unacceptable. I think it’s

and how it is going to be dealt with, he

irresponsible and it’s total failure to not

said it is imperative Canada votes in

take any part in determining their des-

someone who will make a difference


and get change rolling.

Suzuki said the main thing to study on

“There are many opportunities for

and ponder is to find out peoples stands

youth to get involved but I’m too old

on the environment and how they will

to get optimistic a big breakthrough is

notice but Suzuki and organizers of the

help Canada improve because without

going to happen,” said Suzuki. “I think

event are hopeful it will start discussion

Suzuki said he has come to Windsor many times and he is very impressed and delighted with how Windsor handles issues with the environment and what they are doing to get better. The overall turnout of the presentation was small due to the timing and short

register to vote, but to also indulge in

“Students are having disproportion-

clean air, water, soil, food and sunlight

young people should go to the confer-

and ideas flowing through the student

conversation and start discussion about

ately low turnouts,” said Suzuki. “Every

there is no future where any politicians

ence and get involved somehow if they


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Movie Review: President Welcomes Students The Visit With Annual BBQ GRANTJONSSON LANCE CONTRIBUTOR __________________________

M. Night Shyamalan started his career with plenty of promise. To have two movies release concurrently where audiences are still debating which is better is a feat other filmmakers would envy. Sadly he couldn’t keep the hits coming as numerous box office bombs began to outnumber his successes. As a man in desperate need of a restart, it appears Shyamalan has returned to form before we even knew we wanted him to. With ‘The Visit’, Shyamalan goes smaller in budget and storytelling, and overall it works pretty well.  The plot involves two kids, Becca and Tyler who are visiting their grandparents for a week.  The kids have never met them because of their mother, played by Kathryn Hahn, who left home due to an undisclosed event before the kids were born and never looked back. This is Shyamalan’s take on the ‘found footage’ genre.

The University of Windsor held the President’s Campus Community BBQ on Sept. 9 at the new Sunset Avenue student friendly space. President Alan Wildeman said the barbeque was a great opportunity to welcome the students back to campus as well as launch the full use of the Sunset Avenue project. “It’s a huge change to our campus and we want people to enjoy it,” said Wildeman about the newly purposed street. “We’re going to be using the area for all sorts of things throughout the year and we really want students to familiarize themselves with and use the space.” The barbeque lined up students, faculty and others to celebrate the new space and enjoy some food. [Photos by // Caleb Workman]

Becca is a 15-year-old filmmaking prodigy. She intends to film a documentary of her and her brother’s visit which uncovers the truth of what caused her mother to leave.  This allows Shyamalan to be intentionally sloppy with the camera movements and cinematography, which aids towards the more traditional horror/thriller elements of the film.  The atmosphere of the grandparents’ farm already had me on edge, so when the jump scares occurred they got to me every time. Several critics are naming this film a horror/comedy hybrid, but I would

argue there are not enough comedic moments to justify the title. There are moments which intend to be funny and I was laughing as much as the teenage boys behind me in the cinema, but they were few and far between. I would also say there aren’t many jump scares compared to the typical popcorn horror fare, but Shyamalan does a well enough job of setting up the environment to evoke tension.  As soon as things with the grandparents seem a little weird, I engaged the film more, literally leaning forward. But it’s also a metaphorical lean because we want to build on our knowledge. Where the film falters is with characterization, solely with our protagonist children.  They are written as if they were mid-20’s experts fresh out of completing graduate studies.  Near the beginning, Becca is filming the old wood swing her mother would have played on. Her brother almost goes on it, but Becca tells him to stand back because of the slow sway it possesses, calling it a cinematic image alluding to her mother’s past.  It’s ridiculous just reading how it plays out, and it comes across exactly the same in the film. However with characterization not being the key focus here, I’ve chosen to ignore those slight setbacks. This is a thriller in the end and we go to watch them to get scared and jump a little bit, in which case the film succeeds.  Also, as standard for a Shyamalan movie, there is a twist at the end I genuinely fell for, making it all the more enjoyable of a movie going experience.  This is one film I think is worth a visit of your own.



Free Pancake Event Runs Out in 20 Minutes

CALEBWORKMAN News Editor __________________________

Bugayong said they were not expect-

The WRIC and Lancer volunteers set

show up right at the beginning.

up a pancake night for resident students

“We envisioned that it would be a little

during Welcome Week.

bit slow and casual and people would

The Sept. 9 event was to be held from

just walk through,” said Bugayong. “It’s

11:30 p.m. until 2 a.m. but much to the

what I’ve heard about it from past stories

surprise of the volunteers, the pancakes

but we could actually see people lining

dissipated within 20 minutes of setting

through the entrance and back onto the

up and getting ready to give them out.

outdoor campus area to get their pan-

“This event has been happening for

ing such a large  amount of people to


quite some time for resident students,”

Bugayong said he would like to thank

said Justin Bugayong, the acting director

the volunteers who came out for the

of advanced programming and WRIC

20 minutes from around the city and

member. “Tonight went phenomenally

county and to all the students who keep


coming to their events.

Lancer volunteers and W.R.I.C. members pose for a picture after giving away all their pancakes in only 20 minutes on Sept. 9. [Photo by // Caleb Workman]



A Walk for Awareness, A Walk for Hope to the ALS Canada website, these motor neurons are grouped in bundles which run throughout our body to allow us Evidence of the power of the human to move, speak, swallow and breathe spirit is never more apparent than in with precision. Upon the degeneration our ability to come together when faced of these motor neurons, a paralysis of with tragedy, which can strike from the disconnected muscle occurs and anywhere, but in a lot of cases it is one the result is the inability to expand and sentence from a doctor - a diagnosis. contract muscles for breathing which With ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s makes ALS a terminal disease.  Disease, it’s one such diagnosis families “It’s like cancer, but with cancer there’s a across Canada and the world are deal- treatment, not with this,” said Pat Szucki, ing with today. Windsor Walk coordinator.  “There is GRANTJONSSON LANCE CONTRIBUTOR __________________________

On Sept.13 at Sandpoint Park off of Riverside Drive, families from across Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent came to support one another at the 11th Annual ALS Windsor Walk. Those in attendance were given the opportunity to remember those who have died to this tragic disease, as well as show support to those who are living with it. “It kind of brings us all together every year, to remember my brother-in-law, so it’s had a pretty big impact on us,” said Leslie Pettypiece, co-creator of the ALS Windsor Walk and sister-in-law to Mike Beattie, who passed away from ALS shortly before the first walk over a decade ago. “It keeps his memory alive, keeps us doing something for everybody else that has to deal with it.” ALS is a disease which affects the communication between our brain and our muscles.  Our brain and muscles are connected through a series of living wires called motor neurons. According

medication to make you comfortable, but there is no treatment.” After the walk portion of the morning, attendees were treated to a barbeque at the beach as well as to various raffle draw prizes. Most of the attendees wore the specially designed blue t-shirts of the event, but some families came prepared with their own house t-shirt design and colour.  Everyone in attendance appeared to be having a good time basking in the kindness and love coming from everyone around them.  It was a safe environment, one where families were proud to stand in memory of the people they have lost and stand in support of those around them. Hope exists when people band together, and ALS Society of Windsor President Sharon Colman shared the sentiment when giving final remarks. “It gives them some hope, whenever people are together for a common cause, there is hope,” Colman said.

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Residence Students Embrace Their Inner Child

HANIYASSINE Arts Editor __________________________

Through attending university or working towards any post-secondary education, one of the things it leads to is a further step towards adulthood. But the struggles of being an adult can take its toll, which is where the residence life team provided students a temporary remedy by taking them back to a simpler time in life. During the evening of Sept. 10, the Residence Quad turned into a little playground with the Residence Party Like a Kid Again. Residence students took advantage of all the fun and games the event had to offer. From play-doh to mini putt, participants had multiple tools at their disposal to feel a little bit younger than they really are. “I’ve done it at another institution, where we just sort of find our favourite playground games when we were kids,

and so I thought it would be a great one to try here,” said residence life team lead Lynn Charron. “I think everybody is a kid at heart, and so I think most people enjoy a little break from being an adult.” The night was warmly received as dozens of students were drawn to the event and its youthful amenities. It’s one of several events in store for residence students throughout the year, which is used as a way to build a sense of community between those living on campus. But even if it were not the case, the night stands out not just because of what it provided, but because the memories it triggers of being a worry free kid. “I didn’t know what was going to happen, but when I came out and saw the inflatable Twister, I was so excited,” said Hannah McDonnell, who attended the event. “It’s going back to a time where you didn’t have to worry about anything. So just letting go and doing silly things that everyone loves, but we all forget about.”

In between all the fun and games, face-painting was also available at the Residence Party Like a Kid Again event Sept. 10. [Photo by // Hani Yassine]

Enlola Oladipo makes a putt at the Residence Party Like a Kid Again event Sept. 10. [Photo by // Hani Yassine]

Sydney Daley crouches on top of a giant inflatible Twister board, part of the Residence Party Like a Kid Again event held at Residence Quad Sept. 10. [Photo by // Hani Yassine]



Muslim Students Association Hold Sisters’ Game Night HANIYASSINE Arts Editor __________________________

ments were served and movies were

In the midst of the chaotic atmosphere

selves and formed relationships in a

playing as background noise while the participating students enjoyed them-

which comes with Windsor Welcome

stress free environment. Despite the

Week, one student group was having a

night technically being geared towards

more laid back affair.

the female MSA members, El-Hage en-

The Muslim Students Association’s sisters’ game night was held at the Ambassador Auditorium within the CAW Centre Sept. 9. Being the first game night from the MSA, it was a way for the sisters to get together, play a few games and get to know the freshman students in and around campus. “With games, you learn more about each other, you see how someone acts, so it’s a good team building experience for each other,” said MSA VP of events Rehab El-Hage.

sured a night like this one is available to anyone who’s interested. “It’s an environment they feel comfortable in. They know it’s a safe environment where they can feel like they can come and sit down and they know that they’re among people who all respect each other,” El-Hage said. “We’re going to be doing activities that are within our religious and cultural standards, but it’s still something that can appeal to everybody.” The MSA’s own welcome night is soon on the horizon. While a date is currently

Games were set up across multiple ta-

unconfirmed, El-Hage hopes to have

bles, from Taboo to Pictionary. Refresh-

one set for the week of Sept. 17.

Students play a game of Taboo during the MSA Game Night at the Ambassador Auditorium Sept. 9. [Photo by // Hani Yassine]

CJAM’s Top 30 // Albums Charts by Murad Erzinclioglu Music Director . CJAM 99.1 FM

More Info? & * Indicates Canadian Artist 1 GHOSTFACE KILLAH & ADRIAN YOUNGE - Twelve Reasons To Die II (Linear Labs)

2 THE SOULJAZZ ORCHESTRA* - Resistance (Do Right! 3 MAC DEMARCO* - Another One (Captured Tracks)
 4 MIDDLE SISTER - Cries Of The Wild (Self-Released)
 5 TERAKAFT - Alone (Outhere Records)
 6 AMADOU BALAKE TRAORE - In Conclusion (Stern’s Africa)
 7 MARIBOU STATE - Portraits (Counter)
 8 SAME LATITUDE AS ROME* - Early Days (Self-Released)
 9 FAKE TEARS* - Nightshifting (Mint)
 10 TIA BRAZDA* - Band Shell (Self-Released)
 11 JOEL KERR* - False Dawn (Self-Released)
 12 OVERNIGHT* - Carry Me Home (Self-Released)
 13 MARIANNE TRUDEL* - Dans La Foret De Ma Memoire (Atma)
 14 MATTHEW STEVENS* - Woodwork (Crystal Math Music)
 15 CATHOLIC GIRLS* - Psychic Woman (Shake!)
 16 THE FOLK* - Every Colour Present Wonder (Self-Released)
 17 KEN MODE* - Success (New Damage)
 18 TOUGH AGE* - I Get The Feeling Central (Mint)
 19 POSTMAN* - Demo (Self-Released)
 20 ARIANE MOFFATT* - 22h22 (Simone)
 21 THE BACKHOMES* - Tidalwave (Self-Released)
 22 BABYSITTER* - Babysitter (Psychic Handshake)
 23 TEEN DAZE* - Morning World (Paper Bag)
 24 XPRIME* - PM (eOne Music (E1))
 25 CRAIG FINN - Faith In Future (Partisan)
 26 CHELSEA WOLFE - ABYSS (Sargent House)
 27 BRIANA MARELA - All Around Us (Jagjaguwar)
 28 FIDLAR - Too (Dine Alone)
 29 REATARDS - Grown Up, Fucked Up (Goner)
 30 LITTLE BOOTS - Working Girl (Dim Mak)

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Students Bring Out Their Pride at Lancer Night

CALEBWORKMAN News Editor __________________________

pus,” said Tarpeh. “For a new event that not a lot of people know about, we did pretty well.”

Students - new and old, athletes and non-athletes – gathered together in blue and gold for the first ever Lancer Night in the U.W.S.A. party tent.

The event did not have as many people come through as other events held to date including the ABC party and the country hoedown, but Tarpeh said there was around 400 people who walked through the front doors.

The Sept. 9 party was hosted by the UWSA and Lancer Nation, giving students the opportunity to come out and show their pride for Lancer athletics. The night featured a DJ, a bar and the Shinerama team raising money for cystic fibrosis with their week-long barbeque. “It was good to see the first years come out with a lot of spirit,” said Lancer Nation president Bryan Dutot. “They’re all wearing their Lancer gear and a lot of them don’t know what Windsor is all about. Tonight gives us the opportunity to show them what we do and how we support each other.” Lancer Nation is a group which promotes the University of Windsor’s athletics, from supporting the teams to selling tickets for games and, according to Dutot, to show everyone, whether they play sports or not, if they go to the University, they are Lancers. “Any clubs or groups in the university that want to coordinate and plan events with us, we are open to them,” said Dutot. “We will collaborate with anyone. We’re all Lancers, we’re all part of the same university and we want to bring everyone together in all social groups.” UWSA president, Jaydee Tarpeh, said they wanted to change some things up and get some new involvement with the Lancer Night event. “This event is specifically held to promote Lancer spirit and culture on cam-

Tarpeh said they also tried to get out some of the fraternities and other UWSA volunteers out for the night and get them involved with the student body. “In general the night is a success,” said Tarpeh, explaining the turn out will only lead to better. “”Next year it will be way bigger and we’ll have a lot more involvement.” Tarpeh said he was very happy with the night and the week as a whole. He said he has had the opportunity to meet a lot of students working the entrance table for the events. “It’s crazy that I’m doing this every night but I really want to get the face time with the students,” said Tarpeh. “It’s what it is all about and I’m glad to be doing this crazy job.” Lancer Nation is currently dominated by human kinetics students but Dutot said he would like to see everyone with any interest involved, especially international students and others from outside the Windsor area. Anyone interested in what Lancer Nation has to offer can contact Bryan Dutot at or Ali Bush at busha@uwindsor. ca. “Everyone is welcome to join the Lancer Nation,” said Dutot. “Everyone is already a Lancer and other than that there are no pre-requisites.”



Mental Health Olde Walkerville Theatre Scavenger Hunt Gets a Taste of Fame

Early Sept. 9 at the CAW Centre, students approached the Mental Health Awareness table to participate in a scavenger hunt within the building. The hunt occurred from 9 a.m. to noon as participants had to locate and take selfies of four clues which were associated with mental health. Particularly, it dealt with stress relief as it can be one of the major factors affecting students throughout their academic progress. “We find that students in university, as time goes on, stress piles up. So it’s really important that they learn how to manage it,” said Albana Berberi, who helped set up the scavenger hunt. Prizes were given out to the top two finishers, but every contestant received candy and a piece of bubble wrap for stress relief.

Over the weekend, the Olde Walkerville Theatre had the pleasure of playing host to the iconic musical ‘Fame’, an effort brought forth by the Lakeshore Academy of Fine Arts. Directed by Sarah Ilijanich, she helmed a cast of aspiring student performers who placed more than 80 hours of training over the course of two months for this production. It also received support from numerous local theatre companies by lending props for the show.

[Photo by // Hani Yassine]

[Photo by // Hani Yassine]

Throwback Thursday Video Game Review : Jak and Daxter, Jak II and Jak 3 CALEBWORKMAN News Editor __________________________ JAK AND DAXTER, JAK II AND JAK 3 PUBLISHER: SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT

 DEVELOPER: NAUGHTY DOG PLATFORMS: PLAYSTATION 2 A lot of people will tell you the exact game that got them into labeling themselves as a gamer and for the most part, two games hold that honour. I’m not going to talk about The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time or Final Fantasy VII though because not only are those two games talked about a lot already, but neither of those games are what made me decide gaming was going to take a precedence in my life. In 2001, Naughty Dog developed, and published through Sony Computer

Entertainment, a third-person adventure-platformer game called Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy. The light-hearted, story-driven game featured Jak, the main protagonist of the game, and his best friend and “voice” Daxter, the once human, turned to a fictional creature known as an ottsel. The two deliver a comedic outlook in a world where antagonists Gol and Maia Acheron look to destroy the word with the power of dark eco, eco being the source of energy in the fictitious world. The punch and kick game offers puzzle solving, challenging boss fights and an original landscape encompassing all the elements and unique maps loaded with secrets. The overall gameplay is very smooth and offered players at the time a new kind of open-world adventure getting away from your Legend of Zelda and Final Fantasy games. The game received very positive feedback and so began the saga of Jak. In 2003, Jak II was released and it was instantly accepted as more than just a children’s game. The addition of Jak’s voice and his dark attitude after being pumped full of dark eco in an exper-

iment makes for more mature, but mostly hidden, themes and a lot more violence.

they are in the background and a control factor of the governing power in the city most of the game.

In terms of gameplay in Jak II the world opens up and players are introduced to new driving mechanics and means of transport including a hover-board – that’s right, a hover borad. The biggest change in the game, however, was the introduction of the morphgun. With attachments such as the scatter gun, the blaster, vulcan fury and the Peacemaker – and further upgrades for all – the combat is much more complex than just a simple punch and kick game.

Without giving away too much and getting into the details Jak ends up being someone originally from this world but sent to an alternate world where he would be protected until he was old enough to come back and save this world. He meets his past self in this world and learns more about himself and his future.

The story of the game, still fought over about today by fans, sends Jak and company into the future where he is captured and turned into a monster with the dark eco experiments. He escapes and joins in on a war between the ruling power that injected him full of dark eco and the rebels fighting against them. Siding with the rebels, Jak is sent on mercenary work that involves a lot of the same exploration in the first Jak game but adding the new combat mechanics and updates in graphics and a new world to explore. Also, in the mix is the Metal Heads, but

The game ends abruptly with Jak overthrowing the evil rulers of the city but story quickly  carries over into Jak 3, which was released in in 2004,where it picks up as Jak is banished into the Wastelands, a world of bandits and treasure hunters also banished from the city. In this game, basically a copy over in world with the expansion of the Wastelands - and with the addition of awesome Wastelander vehicles - comes a major development in story.

Jak is now blessed with light eco powers and harnesses it to defeat the third party of the war, the Metal heads, creature with metal orbs embedded in their heads. Members of the once rebel alliance, now the ruling power of the city, come and sneak Jak back into the city to help control the Metal Head breakout into the city. It’s up to Jak and Daxter to win the city back and bring his world to peace. The Jak series has had many spin-offs and other games related to the series and many are still waiting in the fourth installment that Naughty Dog says is “never off the table.” The series had very good reception overall but is overlooked by many as a classic and one worth going back to. I recently revisited the three main games and enjoyed my experience glad to see the game has aged very well.



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Reggae Night Puts Party Tent at Over Capacity

Students came out to the University of Windsor’s UWSA party tent Sept. 10 for it’s annual Reggae and Hip-Hop night. The tent was at full capacity all night and turned people away because of the amount in attendance to the end of the night. Also present was the Shinerama team and their barbeque raising funds for cystic fibrosis awareness and research. [Photos by // Caleb Workman]


Lancer Nation Cheer Competition Boosts Campus Unity BRETTHEDGES Sports Editor __________________________ An abrupt early morning wakeup for many turned into some free breakfast and an increased sense of residence pride during the Lancer Nation Cheer competition prior to the Lancers football game against the Carleton Ravens this past weekend. An electric guitar was the weapon of choice to wake up the lucky residence students who chose to take place in the annual tradition, which is a competition between the four residence halls: MacDonald, Cartier, Vanier and Laurier, for bragging rights and points in the yearly Founder’s Cup competition. Hannah McDonnell is a residence advisor in MacDonald Hall and their team, the Moose, were able to come away with the title of Lancer Nation Cheer champions plus the right to participate in “the Windsor Wiggle,” a halftime dance performed annually at the Lancers Welcome Week. “We’re just looking to raise that building spirit,” said McDonnell. “Every building came together with their students, you could tell everybody put a lot of work into it but Mac came out on top this year.” McDonnell said an increased sense of community amongst the residence houses and mutual respect is the main result from an event like this. “Everyone is cheering for each other and proud of what everyone else is accomplishing” said McDonnell. “That’s a


really great thing to feel and a great way to start the year.” McDonnell said the transition people go through and see others go through - from the rude awakening they get bright and early to the free breakfast given at the end of the competition is a significant change for some students but is rewarding to see for the residence advisors. “It’s really awesome, we’re trying to get everyone involved and open up,” said McDonnell. “The biggest thing we did was incorporate every house since our theme was unity. We brought that theme into our cheer and based our cheer off of that.” Alex Urquhart is the director of student affairs for the Windsor Inter-Residence Council and said this year’s residence cheer competition was the largest turnout he said seen in his days at the University of Windsor. “The residence advisors did a really great job,” said Urquhart. “The shortest cheer this year was twice the length of the longest cheer from a year ago, it was insane. It showed significant growth and now we all get to enjoy the free breakfast before the Lancers football game.” Justin Bugayong, director of events programming said the WIRC members wanted to emphasized the theme of unity amongst the houses and said everyone did a great job of embodying the theme and building up pride in being Windsor Lancers as well as residence students.

The MacDonald Moose were victorious and are now the Lancer Nation Cheer Competition champions for 2015. The four residence houses: Laurier, Cartier, Vanier and MacDonlad squared off early Sept. 12 for bragging rights and an increased sense of unity on campus. [Photo by // Brett Hedges] Welcome Week was a great way to start the school year.

An average of 200 students per day participated in Welcome Week activities this year, which included a scavenger hunt and a mock casino night.

live on campus and set the tone for a year long journey.

First year UWindsor student Bobby Gross and said experiencing the morning full of cheers and all of the effort put in by the residence advisors gave him a real sense of family amongst those who

“Since the first day, they have been like family,” said Gross. “I feel so close with everyone already and it’s been an awesome time. The early morning wakeup was a little rough but I was excited for the free food and all of the cheers were awesome and it was a great time.”

Urquhart added the success of the seven days of events coordinated through with

“This week of events were some of the most packed events I’ve ever seen,” said Urquhart. “I was speaking to people from WIRC last year and they didn’t believe the number of people we got to come out.”

third year forwards Emily Prevost and

successful games as we head into the

Oliver had served as head coach for 10

Open member of the men’s basketball

Cheyanne Roger. Fourth year guards


seasons, leading the Lancers to the CIS

team who has been solidifying his posi-

national tournament three times, first

tion on the team is Matt West. West for-

with Steer as his point guard in 2006-07,

merly competed on the Lancers men’s

Basketball Open Tryouts Gives Students Chance For Varsity Glory

BRETTHEDGES Sports Editor __________________________ Any University of Windsor students with hoop dreams had the opportunity to show their skills on the Lancers home court at the St.Denis Centre with a shot at a varsity roster spot on the line. Open tryouts for UWindsor basketball took place Sept. 9 and officially kicked off the 2015-16 preseason for head coach Chantal Vallee and the five-time defending CIS national champion

Caitlyn Longmuir and Andrea Kiss will be asked to provide leadership in the backcourt where second year guard Carly Steer will also see increased time. All of those players have CIS championship experience but that is a luxury most of the women at open tryouts unfortunately do not possess.

With a lot of youth expected in the years to come, Prevost said it is a veteran’s role to make sure rookies know what is expected of them. “Everyone is getting along and learning their roles,” said Prevost. “Every year Chantal has a good way of recruiting and we have some of the best out of high

Prevost said although it was very early

school coming and showing them our

into the year, she was happy with the

ways and make them even better.”

Windsor Lancers women’s basketball

progress the team had made so far.


again in 2009-10 and again in 2014-15 where the Lancers finished sixth at the CIS national championships in Toronto.

track and field team early in his career but has turned his attention to the hard court and a spot on Windsor’s roster for

Steer and the Lancers have already par-

the regular season home-opener Nov.4

ticipated in two preseason games against

against the Laurier Golden Hawks at the

the University of Indianapolis Grey-

St. Denis Centre.

hounds at the St. Denis Centre Aug. 18 and Aug. 20 with Windsor coming out on top 89-79 and 92-86. With the Lanc-

The Lancers men will participate a pair of tournaments leading up to the regular season opener. On Oct. 15 Windsor’s

The Windsor Lancers men’s basketball

“These are basically our first team work-

ers roster already having 11 members

team featured plenty of change prior

on it whether they be veterans or first

With up to 20 participants vying for

outs to learn our systems and our plays

to any open tryouts at St. Denis Centre

year recruits, it is possible that one of the

a spot within the program including

and everything but it’s looking good,”

Sept. 9. Windsor alumni Ryan Steer

near 30 open tryout participants could

RBC Brock Classic for a trio of exhibi-

walk-ons and varsity recruits, it was

said Prevost. “It’s exciting. We have a lot

took over on an interim basis after head

crack a roster spot and be the one to beat

tion games against the Lakehead Thun-

the veteran’s who were implementing

of young girls and I’m excited for the

coach Chris Oliver took a one-year sab-

the odds, as skilled walk-on varsity ath-

derwolves, the UQAM Citadins and

the team’s practice regiment, namely

opportunity to lead them into some


letes are not unheard of in Canada.

Brock Badgers in St. Catherine’s.

men will travel to Saskatchewan for a tournament before participating in the

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Ravens Run Roughshod Over Lancers

BRETTHEDGES Sports Editor __________________________ The Windsor Lancers football team lost to the visiting Carleton Ravens 62-16 this past weekend at Alumni Field. A 78-yard punt return touchdown by Carleton’s Tunde Adeleke broke open a 15-0 lead for the Ravens midway through the first quarter and took a 37-0 lead at halftime before walking away with a 62-16 road win to push their record to 2-1. Lancers head coach Joe D’Amore didn’t mince words when assessing his team after another disappointing loss. “We’re not a very good football team right now,” said D’Amore. “We can’t tackle, teams are just running at will on us, we can’t score touchdowns. If you can run the ball and you can’t stop the run you aren’t going to win many football games.” Lancers rookie quarterback Liam Putt was injected into the starting role early in the first quarter and threw his first two career touchdown passes in front of a large crowd celebrating Welcome Week at the campus stadium. Putt connected with David McDuffie and Beau Lumley for scores in the second half and completed 18-of-28 passes for 274 yards. “In the first quarter, it wasn’t anything Casey [Wright] was doing wrong, we just needed a spark,” said D’Amore. “We had nine quarters of not scoring any points so we put Liam in and he did some good things but you still see the youth in him. Staring down receivers

and making some mistakes. It’s a lot different when you’re in high school. But he learned from that and he made some plays with his feet.” After the game, D’Amore announced Putt would be the team’s starting quarterback for the remainder of the regular season. “He’s our future,” said D’Amore. “We’re going to move on with him in the future. He’s only going to get better by playing” Lumley finished the game as Windsor’s leading receiver with 188 yards on six catches, pairing with Putt to complete some creative passes when the young quarterback had been flushed from the pocket. McDuffie made his presence known in multiple facets of the game, gaining 41 yards in the air, 39 punt return yards and 92 kickoff return yards for a total of 172 all-purpose yards. On the ground, Windsor was led by Tarrence Crawford with 47 yards rushing. The Ravens built up a 51-0 lead in the third quarter before Putt connected with McDuffie on a 24 yard pass to put the Lancers on the board midway through the quarter. Early in the fourth, Putt recorded his second touchdown pass of the game with a 30-yard completion to Lumley on a hook route, who juked to make a defender miss and scored to show signs of what the Lancer’s offensive future could be. The Ravens conceded a safety late in the game to give Windsor their other two points. Lumley said the score wasn’t what the Lancers wanted to see at the end of the game but felt he and Putt created good chemistry and the rookie showed some good things against a tough opponent

Carleton Ravens quarterback Jesse St. John rushes for a short gain during OUA football action at Alumni Field, Sept. 12. The Ravens defeated the Lancers 62-16. [Photo by // Steven Kriemadis] like the Ravens. “Liam showed he can get the ball into

the offensive side of the ball and keep

Lumley said the mindset is simple for

things rolling, we’ll be moving forward.”

the Lancers team from this point forward.

my hands, he showed he can get the ball

With the loss, the Lancers are now 0-3

in other people’s hands and he moved

and will now travel up to the nation’s

“We have to play hard and ball out,” said

the ball around well,” said Lumley. “We

capital Sept. 19 to face the Ottawa Gee

Lumley. “We just have to come togeth-

have some things to iron out but at the

Gees, who are now 1-1 after falling to

er and work like dogs. We can’t expect

end of the day, he’s confident . If we keep

the McMaster Marauders in a 57-42

scores like (62-16). We have to come out

him confident, keep making plays on

shootout in Hamilton Sept. 12.

hot and play some football.”



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Lancer Women’s Soccer Win Against Waterloo, Fall Short to Laurier in First Home Matches

BRETTHEDGES Sports Editor __________________________

The Windsor Lancers women’s soccer team split their first pair of home games of the 2015 season, shutting out the Waterloo Warriors 2-0 Sept. 11 and following up by being defeated by the Laurier Golden Hawks 3-2 just two days later, putting them 2-4 on the season and in sixth place in the OUA West Division. In the shutout win over Waterloo, the Warriors dominated the first half with three shots on net. Windsor regrouped at halftime and were more aggressive in the second half to aggravate the visitors. Lancers head coach Steve Hart said he wanted to thank all of the students, fans, family and friends for coming out to the two games. “I can’t believe the amount of people that have been out, it was amazing,” said Hart. “It was a good atmosphere overall for the players to have their home opener. We’d been working hard all week with the girls. There are still things we need to iron out.” Lancers rookie defender Jordan Carr said the crowd was great to play in front of but the home team unfortunately started off slow. “In the first half, we were struggling a bit as a team,” said Carr. “But then we picked it up started working together as a team in the second half and worked for our two goals in the second half.”

Windsor’s determination paid off as Paiten Stephens opened the scoring for the home team just five minutes into the half. The Lancers built a two-goal lead less than 10 minutes later as Becca Feurth scored her second goal of the year to round out the scoring.

“It was a well deserved win,” said Stephens. “Our mentality changed for sure in the second half and we made the most of our opportunities. It was nice playing in front of a big crowd and it was good to win our home-opener, especially.” Lancers fans watched a strong defense and some solid plays in net from Lancer goaltender Krystin Lawrence who ensured Windsor maintained the shutout and earn the victory. Lawrence finished the game with five saves and has shutouts in both of the women’s wins this season. In a Sunday afternoon match the nationally ranked Golden Hawks built a two goal lead in the first half before the Lancers could get on the board when Fuerth scored her second goal on the weekend when she cut the Hawks lead in half in the 55th minute. The Golden Hawks regained their two-goal lead just seven minutes later when the ball ricocheted off defender Nicole Lyon and in behind Lawrence.

Giulia Barile of the Windsor Lancers women’s soccer team winds up for a shot against the Laurier Golden Hawks at Alumni Field, Sept. 13. The Lancers won their home-opener against the Waterloo Warriors, 2-0 on Sept. 11 but dropped a hard-fought 3-2 decision to the Golden Hawks. [Photo by // Gerry Marentette]

Hart said it was an unfortunate way to lose the game considering how hard they played.

those days where we had zero luck. We could have been playing until midnight and we couldn’t have scored.”

“We hit the post right after that happened,” said Hart. “It was just one of

Giulia Barile brought Windsor within one goal once again in the 82nd minute

get his hat trick. It was just an all around good performance from the men.”

Golden Hawk goalkeeper Jordan Brudlu came out of the net to challenge but Speechley-Price slipped around the tackle and pounded the ball into the right hand corner of the net through a wall of Laurier defenders. Windsor took a one-goal lead into halftime and came out aggressively to start the second half. After an initial save on a shot from Windsor midfielder Lyowuna Jumbo in the 67th minute, second year Lancer Kyle Ruggaber was there to knock in the rebound to increase the home team’s lead and take a 2-0 victory.

but that was as close as they would get as Laurier took home the win to increase their record to 4-0-1 and sit in third place in the OUA West and sixth in the CIS.

“It’s unfortunate because Laurier is a very good team,” admitted Hart. “The girls showed them respect but they weren’t frightened of them. Any other given day with a bit of luck we might have gotten a better result.”

Lancers Pump Eight Goals in Home-Opener Weekend Soccer Matches

BRETTHEDGES Sports Editor __________________________

The Lancer men’s soccer team swept their opening weekend at home with a pair of shutout victories over the Waterloo Warriors and Laurier Golden Hawks. The Lancers thumped the visiting Warriors Sept. 11 with a 6-0 victory and followed that up with a 2-0 win over the Hawks Sept. 13. Windsor is now 4-1-1 on the season and are currently tied for first place in the OUA west division with the York Lions. At the Friday night home-opener Leighton Speechley-Price  continued his standout play by recording his first OUA hat trick against the Warriors. Speechley-Price opened up the scoring just twelve minutes into the game and added his second just 13 seconds before the halftime break. Lancers director of soccer operations Steve Hart said it simply when describing the effort from his team in their home opener. “The men just dominated from the beginning, they were just solid,” said Hart. “They definitely were worth their six goals and it was nice to see Leighton

Windsor’s other goal scorers in the first half included Jack Sargent and Michael Pio with one and two goals, respectively. The Lancers held a dominating 5-0 lead heading into halftime and Speechley-Price’s third goal of the game was the lone goal in the second half. Lancers goalkeeper Kyle Vizirakis earned his first OUA career shutout in net and said it was nice to came back home after a pair of tough weekend road trips to begin the season. “These points are nice,” said Vizirakis. “We had a tough test against McMaster and we should’ve beat York. We had a decent weekend to open up against Guelph and Brock but we pulled it off.” The Lancers continued their strong play against the Golden Hawks Sept. 13 and grinded out a 2-0 decision in a physical match. Speechley-Price once again hit the score sheet for the Lancers, scoring his fourth goal of the weekend and seventh of the season in the waning minutes of the first half.  In an announcement made Sept. 14, Speechley-Price was named OUA Athlete of the Week for his four-goal effort over Windsor’s weekend sweep and subsequent rise to a shared lead of top spot in the OUA West.

Hart said Ruggaber is an example of hard-working players getting their just desserts. “Kyle has worked his legs off in practice,” said Hart. “He’s out there because of what he’s done from Monday to Friday and there has to be some reward for things like that. Good for a player like him who’s worked hard on to get a chance on the weekend and he took it.” Vizirakis once again earned the shutout in goal, completing a goalless weekend against Windsor’s OUA West division counterparts. Heading into a twogame set against Algoma, Vizirakis said Windsor has gotten themselves off to a good start to the season, on both sides of the ball. Defensively, the Lancers have four shutouts while scoring 15 goals at

Leighton Speechley-Price of the Windsor Lancers was recently named the OUA Athlete of the Week after scoring four goals in two matches against Waterloo and Laurier. Windsor beat Waterloo 6-0 then shutout Laurier 2-0. Speechley-Price has seven goals over six OUA soccer matches this season. [Photo by // Gerry Marentette] the six-game mark of the year.

of play.”

“As a team I think we’re coming together better,” said Vizirakis. “Defensively and offensively I think we’re doing really well. Our younger players know to look up to veterans to match their style

Windsor hosts the 0-3-1 Algoma Thunderbirds for a pair of games at Alumni Field Sept. 19 and 20. Both games kickoff at 3:15 p.m.



Swim With The Spits A Blast For All Ages BRETTHEDGES Sports Editor __________________________ A rare opportunity to interact with hockey players, not at a rink but rather a water park, was too good of a chance for fans and the athletes to pass up. A unique Swim With The Spits event Sept. 13 at Adventure Bay water park in downtown Windsor provided fans a first-hand experience to meet the players they will cheer for when the OHL preseason continues this week against the Sarnia Sting and the regular season begins Sept. 24 at the WFCU Centre against the Erie Otters. After completing the first portion of the preseason, Spitfires players Aaron Luchuk, Dan Beaudoin, Brendan Johnston, Luke Kirwan, Cole Carter, Anthony Stefano and Andrew Burns got to experience the state-of-the-art water park while fans young and old got the chance for an autograph, a picture or just a handshake and a simple hello. Felicia Krautner is the community relations and game day operations coordinator for the Windsor Spitfires and said it was no surprise how much fun the fans and players had interacting with one another at the event. “The guys like to get out and give back to the community in anyway they can, so they really enjoyed themselves,” said Krautner. “With the amount of fans we had out today and all of the kids meeting them. It was awesome.” Spitfires goaltender Johnston said it was a great opportunity to get out of the rink and interact with the kids who idolize them. “It’s really fun, it’s an awesome water park and it shows that we care,” said Johnston. “We want to give back. This is a fun event but there are others where

we buckle down and help the community in different ways.” Johnston admitted he didn’t know what to expect before walking into the Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre but said he had a blast. “It’s pretty cool in here,” said Johnston. “I’ve been to Kalahari before but this is right up there with the best of them.” Luchuk said it was an exciting change of pace compared to the other public appearances the Spitfires make throughout the year and added it was nice to be in a fun, new environment to be a part of. “We’re still just big kids so coming out here is a blast,” said Luchuk. “I think we’re having more fun than all of these kids here so it’s a good time.” The Spitfires are on a nine-day break from OHL competition due to the amount of players across the league away at NHL training camps. Luchuk said it felt weird to be off for so long but added it was also a good chance to relax before the grind of a 62-game regular season begins Sept. 24.

Members of the Windsor Spitfires enjoyed the wave pool with local fans during Swim With The Spits at Adventure Bay, Sept. 13. [Photo by // Brett Hedges]

“It’s good to let some steam off, it’s going to be a long, tough season ahead of us. We need to make the most of these breaks,” said Luchuk. “We have one of the best fan bases in the league and to come out here and everyone knows who you are, it’s special. Everyone here is excited about the season coming up, it’s definitely a little different being in a waterpark but this place is great.” After countless races down the Adventure Bay water slides, the next race the Spitfires will be entering is for the OHL playoffs, a place the team has been on the outside of for two of the past three seasons. With a new coaching staff in place and a retooled lineup, it’s safe to say the Spitfires are definitely prepared to ride the wave of another hockey season.

Windsor Spitfires Aaron Luchuk heads face-first down one of Adventure Bay’s many water slides during Swim With The Spits at the downtown Windsor water park. Seven Spitfires were on hand to enjoy the park first-hand while mingling with fans. [Photo by // Brett Hedges]

Aaron Luchuk of the Windsor Spitfires poses with fans after signing an autograph during Swim With The Spits at Adventure Bay, Sept. 13. [Photo by // Brett Hedges]

Members of the Windsor Spitfires get soaked along with some fans by the bucket drop at Adventure Bay during Swim With The Spits, Sept. 13. [Photo by // Brett Hedges]

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Exhibit Vividly Celebrates Heritage and Multiculturalism HANIYASSINE Arts Editor __________________________ Through vibrant colours and abstract design, an artist expresses her cultural heritage and Windsor’s own ethnic diversity. From Sept. 6 to 12, the Artspeak Gallery was home to Compositions, a series of solo work by Polish artist Danuta Siniarska. The closing reception occurred Saturday evening where dozens attended to see her numerous works, whether it was for the first time or for one last. The body of work aimed to showcase Siniarska’s traveling experiences, her own background and her perception of a multitude of cultures. “Canadian art has an advantage of being enriched by the ethnic elements in contemporary art, by different cultural origin of artists and their ability of artistic visualization,” Siniarska said reading from her statement. Her solo works largely consisted of visual acrylic style paintings providing the narrative. Some of her designs included the painting of the white eagle, illuminating her Polish ancestry. There was also a collage which showed a volcanic eruption help form a new island, based on her experiences while traveling in Hawaii. The paintings were coloured in

A series of paintings highlight artist Danuta Siniarska’s trip in Hawaii at the Artspeak Gallery Sept. 12. [Photo by // Hani Yassine] a notable exuberance, providing a sense of joy above all else.

her work.”

“It’s very colourful, and there’s lots of movement in each of the paintings that’s almost organic,” said Nancy Creighton who attended the closing reception. “There’s a lot of celebration that I see in

Another piece of work included a structure which was based on Windsor’s heritage and cultural variety. Following a month of research, the sculpture was formed with an abstract design. On each of its four sides, it shows a series of

JOLENEPERRON Editor-in-Chief _________________________

ing,” said Mike MacKinnon, director of

uation properly.

During what was meant to be a week

turned out to be an overdose of a drug

culturally iconic figures, from animals to architecture, melded with one another. Ultimately expressing the several cultures which have taken roots in the city, Siniarska hopes it elicits a positive feeling, similar to her painted works.

for many cultures around the world,” Siniarska said. “I want them to feel energetic, happy, optimistic, just that’s my goal in all my art creation.”

“I was trying to use common elements

Siniarska said she’ll soon have another exhibit feature all new works. A date and location have yet to be confirmed.

Windsor Police Services at this time.

of “increased energy, euphoria, emo-

UWindsor director of public affairs

tional warmth and empathy towards

and communications John Coleman,

others, and distortions in sensory and

said until the police has finished their

time perception,” MDMA is known to

investigation, the University is unable to

cause many long term effects including,

comment on the situation, however he

but not limited to, increased heart rate

said the safety of the students are always

and blood pressure, muscle tension,

off the bat to give her the on scene med-

the University’s top priority.

involuntary teeth clenching, nausea,

ical attention she needed. Our officer

MacKinnon encourages anyone with

blurred vision, faintness and chills or

UWindsor Student Overdoses on MDMA During Welcome Week Festivities

of festivities at the University of Windsor, Campus Community Police had to respond to a medical situation, which resulted in the alleged overdose of

Campus Community Police. “A student required medical attention for what she had taken. We responded along with our student medical response service, Windsor Police Service and EMS. The student was taken for medical treat-

“It was a good bit of teamwork, first of all by the student medical response team member to get involved right away, of course they are stationed at the festival tent during the festivities as we are,” said MacKinnin. “They were involved right



During UWindsor Welcome Week,

MacKinnon said while he can not con-

who was working for the call attended

a female student was treated for an

firm the student’s current medical status,

as well, so it was good teamwork be-

MDMA overdose and 19-year-old

he knows she has returned to the cam-

tween Campus Community Police,

Hamilton native Kevin Accomando has

pus this week since the incident. He is

Student Medical Response Service and

been charged with trafficking MDMA

unsure if Accomando was a UWindsor

Windsor Police Service who were in the

and possession of MDMA for the pur-


area because of the festivities, we looked

pose of trafficking.

MacKinnon said while the incident was

“An incident occurred, we think it was

unfortunate, she was in the right place to

related to a Welcome Week event … late

get the proper help and is pleased with

Thursday night into early Friday morn-

the University’s ability to handle the sit-

to them for some assistance during the week, they attended as well and EMS was on scene quickly.” An investigation is ongoing with the

substance questions to contact the Uni-

sweating. Additionally, “in high doses,

versity’s substance education centre and

MDMA can interfere with the body’s

would like to take this opportunity to

ability to regulate temperature,” and in

remind all students on campus as well

some cases can cause hyperthermia

as residents of the Windsor area the

which may result in liver, kidney or car-

dangers of MDMA, ecstasy and oth-

diovascular system failure, which may

er non-prescription narcotics which

lead to death. MDMA can also interfere

include the following adverse affects

with the body’s metabolism, which can

according to the National Institute on

potentially cause harmful levels of build

Drug Abuse – after producing feelings

up in the body upon repeated doses.

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