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A University Professor questioned the school’s spending habits in a recent Windsor Star Article, Wildeman says there’s nothing to be concerned about.

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Are you one of the financially strapped students on the University campus? You’re not alone.

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UWindsor’s football team brought home their first win of the season by ruining Laurier’s homecoming game.

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The Rocky Thompson coaching era of the Windsor Spitfires is off to a great start as the team comes off their opening weekend with 3 of 4 points.

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Campus Bookstore Hosts Launch for Faculty Member HANIYASSINE Arts Editor __________________________ While the campus bookstore mainly houses textbooks students are likely dreading to buy, it’s shaking things up a bit by providing a biography written by one of the university’s own faculty members. Pauline Phipps, a UWindsor professor of History and Women and Gender Studies held a book launch Sept. 22 for her biography titled ‘Constance Maynard’s Passions: Religion, Sexuality and an English Education Pioneer.’ Developed over the course of more than a decade, the book had its initial release in August, but Phipps is using the Campus Bookstore as a platform to distribute the book about the complex women’s rights figure. “She was trying to negotiate all of that, being ‘how do I be a professional, how do I find love and emotional support in my life,’ and she was a Christian which just made it even more complicated,” Phipps said. Maynard is widely known as an educational pioneer who played a pivotal role in ensuring women had the right to achieve higher learning, which helped later incline further rights for them. But

Phipps also describes Maynard as a conflicted figure. One who had difficulty repressing her sexual desires towards her students, and also one who dealt with difficulties women wouldn’t necessarily encounter today. “Not only is it a really good story of someone’s past life, I think once you get into the book you sort of get the sense that her experiences were very different than the way we would understand sexual desire and leadership today,” Phipps said. About a dozen people attended the book launch, which consisted of Phipps going into detail about Maynard’s life and reading an excerpt from her book. While launches like these are few and far between at the bookstore, it would be more than happy to oblige with faculty members with more events of this kind. “We want to be known as a place where you can have small events like this, we definitely want to be involved anytime a faculty member produces a book,” said bookstore sales and marketing coordinator Martin Deck. “Unfortunately we have more of a role with the humanities than we do with the sciences, but we’d like to help out, to help distribute the book, to get the word out that our faculty are producing new and original research.”

Pauline Phipps speaks at the book launch of her biography of Constance Maynard at the Campus Bookstore Sept. 22. [Photo by // Hani Yassine]

Book launch attendees watch author Pauline Phipps speak at the Campus Bookstore Sept. 22. [Photo by // Hani Yassine]

‘Constance Maynard’s Passions: Religion, Sexuality and an English Education Pioneer 1849-1935’ was launched at the Campus Bookstore Sept. 22. [Photo by // Hani Yassine]


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Devoting a Week to the Humanities

HANIYASSINE Arts Editor __________________________ Why humanities? Why do they matter? It was the golden question being asked throughout the week, all with varying answers. “It teaches you to be a person, it teaches you to be a thinker. What more could be important to someone?” said UWindsor MBA program director and WIFF executive director Vincent Georgie. Be it the arts, philosophy, history or literature, among others, from Sept. 21 to 25 these entities were being celebrated as part of the university’s Humanities Week. With guest speakers, competitions and debates, students dissected what the humanities consists of and why it’s integral to the growth of a human being. “It touches every aspect of life, so regardless of if you formally study humanities in a post-secondary institution, it’s something we all live, breathe, eat, see and it’s important that we engage in that conversation,” said Humanities Research Group student ambassador Ronnie Haidar. This comes during a period where the humanities can be looked at as impractical compared to other post-secondary trades. The week aimed to show how the traits you gain from studying the field tend to pave the way to a spiritually richer and accomplished life. “Humanities can be set to be, if not under attack or under siege, certainly challenged,” said Humanities Research Group director Dr. Erica Stevens Abbitt. “How do they get to a job, where do they get you? If you actually cite the data and say most people change their careers many times in a lifetime, the critical thinking skills and the writing and the self-expression, those are competencies. But maybe more than that, it helps you

create a fruitful, fulfilling and productive life who all need the humanities.”

Events which occurred throughout the week were scattered across campus. The Leddy Library hosted hour-long afternoon debates on humanities, while Katzman Lounge hosted guest speakers like UWindsor alum and urban blogger Shawn Micallef, who spoke about how humanities became incorporated with his career path. “It’s an intangible kind of education, and so when I was trying to think of how to talk about this, I think the best way is to probably just talk about the stuff I’ve done,” Micallef said. “It’s only in retrospect 15 years graduated this place that I started to get these flashes of why this very rich and general education in the humanities is worthwhile.” The last major event of the week was a reception in the CAW Centre’s Ambassador Auditorium to reward the finalists who took part in the Why Humanities? competition. The final five students were present as each submitted manifestos as to why the field mattered so much to them. Some of the answers were formed through essays, while others had taken a poetic approach. The contest was for the grand prize of having free tuition for a semester, which ultimately went to English/Psychology student Bibi Hijab Balkhi for her manifesto ‘Humanities, the Sciences of the Soul.’ The reception was also treated to speeches from Vincent Georgie, CBC’s Paul Vasey and UWindsor President Alan Wildeman, with all of them describing why the aspects embodying the humanities remain important to them. “We talk about history and philosophy, society and social science,” Wildeman said. “Anything that falls under this rubric of humanities, those things that make us think and create. There’s always examples in history that’s a convergence of all those things.”

UWindsor President Alan Wildeman speaks and plays a song at the Why Humanities reception at the Ambassador Auditorium Sept. 24. [Photo by // Hani Yassine]

UWindsor alum and urban blogger Shawn Micallef speaks at Katzman Lounge, part of Humanities Week Sept. 23. [Photo by // Hani Yassine]


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Clubs Week Encourages Involvement and Showcases Services CALEBWORKMAN & HANIYASSINE News Editor & Arts Editor __________________________ Between the heavy course load and the pressure on students keeping up with readings and assignments, it can be hard to find time to see all the clubs the UWindsor campus has to offer, inclining them to approach the students themselves. Approximately 30 of UWindsor’s clubs gathered outside of the CAW Student Centre to show students what they have to offer them during the UWSA Clubs Week, might it be academic assistance or integrating them into the social aspects of university life. “It’s important to have these services to help the students adjust to the university lifestyle,” said SSC representative Makram Al-Matary. “Especially the first years students who are not sure of study skills and things like that, or to get advising from upper-year students who already have the experience.” From a snowboarding club that goes out to snowboard once a year, to the UWindsor Green club encouraging young activists to help their community’s environment, the PageTurners Book Club, or even Windsor’s Delta Chi Sigma fraternity, the university has a wide variety of ways for students to get involved. Scott Webb, student groups coordinator for the UWSA said the main goal of clubs week is to introduce the new and first year students to all the different groups the University has to offer. “When students see these open booths, they feel more open to getting involved,” said Webb. “The feedback has been overall pretty good and I personally feel like the week went well.”

The booths had slow but steady traffic and a lot of students were at least forced to walk through the area because of the location of it being right in front of one of the main hangout spaces for students – the CAW. Webb said currently there are about 120 clubs students can join but since it’s only the beginning of the school year it could quickly jump up to 200. “Some of the big ones are ‘Students Offering Support’ who has been a big one for years and attracts a lot of students and the ‘Science Society’ who is always big due to the amount of science students in Windsor,” said Webb. “One that doesn’t usually get a lot of recognition is the ‘Young Blood Club’ who tries to get students to donate blood on campus but they did really well this year too.” He said a new club that just started called ‘Mission Possible’ goes out and does work with the downtown mission is one that has a lot of potential.

The UWSA Services Day occured from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside the CAW Centre Sept. 24. [Photo by // Hani Yassine]

“Getting involved and making new friends are a few aspects of the benefits of joining clubs,” said Webb. “You also get to hone on your people skills and learn a lot about yourself and others through doing something you enjoy with people of similar interests.” If there’s a club out there that you want to join Webb encourages you to not be scared to sign up and get involved. He said if you can’t find one, you can always start your own. Webb said he is working on an online clubs directory and it will be finished soon for students who missed clubs week or want more information or students can visit him in the UWSA office. There will be a Winter Clubs Week with any new clubs that start up later in the school year.

Allan Falkingham speaks to a student at the U of W Ski and Snowboard Club, part of the UWSA Services Day held at the CAW outdoor commons Sept. 24. [Photo by // Hani Yassine]

Jack.org is a group dedicated to bringing up and talking about mental health. From left: Sophie Rutter, Ashley Baez, Courtney Quinn. [Photo by // Caleb Workman]

The Lancers were out for clubs week and made sure everyone heard them and stopped by their booth that walked by. From left: Jessica Adamo, Emily Garon, Bryan Dutot, Jenny Lefaive. [Photo by // Caleb Workman]


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University Shows Students On and Off Campus Health Options CALEBWORKMAN News Editor __________________________

and get to know the people behind the

The University of Windsor brought in

become more comfortable going to the

experts from inside and outside of their

services for help.

campus to show students some available

services. She said this helps students

about it.” Some of the other booths included chiropractic options in city and an anti-smoking group who helps students

There were over 25 different booths

looking to quit.

for students to visit and they ranged to

Nadine Darsa, one of the volunteers

cover most health issues and concerns,

running the “Leave the Pack Behind”

which young people deal with.

booth said they are an on campus sup-

“It is young adult health that myself and

port group who helps prevent people

the team try to key in on today,” said

from starting smoking as well as helping

Wilson. “I really want students to take

people quit.

advantage of all the services available to

“Our main campaign this year is ‘Party

them - on and off campus.”

without the smoke,’ which targets first

of the event Judi Wilson said the event

Wilson said one of the booths she want-

years,” said Darsa. “We’re trying to en-

has been held on campus for 23 straight

ed all students to visit was the on cam-

courage them not to be influenced to

years and everyone helping out for the

pus counseling booth which is some-

smoke or drink based off of peer pres-

day has interest in young adult health.

thing she said she really wanted students

sure.”

to know is available to them.

Darsa said if anyone comes to them

ty and campus departments so it’s a time

“We deal with all sorts of problems that

wanting to quit they will provide the

for students to see all possible health

are common in young people,” said

person with an eight week supply of

options,” said Wilson. “It’s also a day

Mary-Anne Johnston who was sta-

nicotine replacement therapy which in-

where people, the agencies and groups

tioned at the booth. “Depression and

cludes gum and patches. She said people

involved can come out and get to know

anxiety are two of the most regular ones

who want to take advantage of this need

each other on a personal level.”

we see but we also deal with other things

Wilson said the day is very import-

such as relationship problems and eat-

For more information about health

ant because students can meet these

ing disorders. We really want students to

options for students visit uwindsor.ca/

agencies and communities face to face

come and see us even if they are unsure

health.

health options. The booths on Sept. 22 included health tips, suggestions and information of where to go if suffering from physical or mental health issues. All booths had creative displays, interactive games, testing and informative student and professional volunteers. Health promotions nurse and organizer

“We have agencies from the communi-

Amy Welsh (left) and Kayla Stephenson were in charge of warning students the dangers of the date rape drug and other drugs commonly misused at parties. [Photo by // Caleb Workman]

to be ready to quit. Students had the opportunity to try their hands at walking the line with drunk goggles on. Not many passed. [Photo by // Caleb Workman]

Nadine Darsa (left) and Amanda Swatman inform students on the dangers of smoking and how to quit if you’ve already started at the health fair Sept. 22. [Photo by // Caleb Workman]


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Play Review - Anna in the Tropics Adult Drama a Strong, Daring Debut to the Season

HANIYASSINE Arts Editor __________________________

tropical atmosphere left a bit to be de-

Literature has the ability to be a pow-

itself. The real showcase here is the ac-

erful source of influence. For some, it

sired, be it due to a lack of extra detail or the cool temperature within the theatre tors, who do a fine job vibrantly bring-

is entertainment; a mere escape from a

ing Nilo Cruz’s script to life. It can be as

mundane life. But for others, it can be

comedic as it is tragic, and these sharp

a form of outreach or an enlightening

contrasts in tone are well transitioned

experience. By reading or listening to

due to the efforts of the collective cast.

the text and the motives behind it, it can

As it is easy for these tonal shifts to make

incline people to see or do things a little

things feel contrived, it’s fortunate and

differently.

commendable this presentation doesn’t

This can explain why a lector can be

fall under the same trap.

looked at as a figure of importance in

As the lector Juan Julian reads off ex-

a story such as the one presented in

cerpts of ‘Anna Karenina’ to the workers,

‘Anna in the Tropics’. It tells the story

it awakens passions, desires and even

of Cuban-Americans in the late 1920s who toil away in a cigar rolling factory. As these types of factories tend to hire lectors to read to them as they work, the lives of the characters greatly alter when a newly appointed lector begins to read

frustrations. It would be easy to assume the lector himself would be the main character, but it’s certainly an ensemble piece. Each character carries an internal conflict which naturally intertwines with those within their realm, be it a

‘Anna in the Tropics’ runs from Sept. 25 to Oct. 4 at the Essex Hall Theatre. [Photo by // Doug MacLellan] It would be a clear understatement if

partly a matter of working with good

In not knowing much about the meat of

this review places a great emphasis on

material, but by playing a character

the play, it allowed for a clean slate; the

the performances. But the efforts must

which could be looked at as an antago-

ability to go in with virtually no expec-

be noted. While University Players aims

nist, there’s a level of humility and em-

tations. So it can be safely said for those

to suspend student actors into a profes-

pathy Haight brings in which helps to

going in blind, you’ll find an emotional-

build the character’s complexity. Haight

ly potent and committed presentation

business dispute or a series of love af-

sional environment, it is possible one

fairs. Some of the events which transpire

may find performing certain scenes to

mirror particular story aspects found in

come off as rather challenging. In this

Tolstoy’s book. As a result, some of the

case, it would be the intimate scenes

foreshadowing can be all too obvious,

between characters Juan Julian and

especially towards the end. But it serves

Conchita, whom actors Callum Gunn

as an interesting parallel which the ac-

and Emerjade Simms perform with

Typically, you have the sharp set and

tors skillfully play on, which in turn is

the utmost professionalism. If there’s to

costume design. However despite the

also attributed to Gordon McCall’s di-

be a standout however, it would have to

distinct look of the former, the humidly

rection.

be Brian Haight as Cheche. Perhaps it’s

his copy of Leo Tolstoy’s ‘Anna Karenina’. Acting as the debut play to University Players’ 57th season, it’s fascinating as to how the group is willing to get their feet wet early on by putting forth an adultthemed drama.

also carries great chemistry with David Hudyma who plays Santiago, as both

of what is a well written play. Perhaps more importantly, it marks a solid start

their comedic and dramatic scenes

to what should be a promising season.

equally demand your attention.

‘Anna in the Tropics’ runs until Oct. 4.

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University Bystander Initiative in Full Effect With Hopes to Create New Sense of Safety CALEBWORKMAN News Editor __________________________

The idea was introduced on day one for

of advocacy Matthew Dunlop. “Essen-

throughout our campus and commu-

resident students with the sexual assault

tially, you go to a class and learn how

nity.”

The University of Windsor has been

conference with guest speaker Dr. Kathy

to deal with these situations better and

working on an official sexual assault

Griffin and has been pushing forward

how to raise awareness and talk about

with awareness and the policy draft.

sexual violence.”

The ‘Bringing in the Bystander’ initiative

policy for the school and with it has come the bystander initiative. Recently, Ontario made it mandatory for universities to have a sexual assault policy. Since then, the University of

quired policies on university campuses. “We’re taking students, showing and

Dunlop said they will be holding an

telling them to the best of our abilities

event close to Woman’s Day that will

what being in these situations are like

take rape culture and make it consent

and teaching them how to deal with

Dunlop said to bring the policy to life

culture. He also added he wants to bring

these situations,” said Tarpeh. “I like that

works with people who witness sexual-

the UWSA will be working on some-

the ideas into high schools because that

the business courses have it mandatory

ly violent acts and how to appropriately

thing called ‘consent culture.’

is where a lot of ideas and concepts are

in their introduction classes and law is

created and applied into young peoples’

looking to do it as well. It’s something

minds.

that all courses could use because it’s

deal with the situations.

“Conversation has been up and down

“The bystander initiative will be able to

for years but we’re hoping to keep it

teach students what scenarios are hap-

going more evidently than ever,” said

President of the UWSA Jaydee Tarpeh,

sure they can produce the best policy

pening and how to handle or advocate

Dunlop. “We’re going to push to keep

said the initiative is not very new, but it

For more information visit uwindsor.ca/

possible.

for it better,” said UWSA vice president

riding this wave and making it known

is getting more popular with the new re-

bystander.

Windsor has taken charge in making

such an important topic.”


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Necessity of University’s Spending on Construction Questioned by Professor CALEBWORKMAN News Editor __________________________ Spending habits are always under question, whether it be the city, organizations and non-profits – the University of Windsor is no exception. Recently in an opinion piece featured in The Lance website in the opinion section written by Dr. Maher A. SidAhmed, the course of action for construction and updating of the university was questioned. The main points of the article were against the construction of the new campuses downtown and rebuttal against the downtown business sector being revived through the students, staff and faculty now located downtown. Sid-Ahmed states in his article “About $32 million will be spent to gut and rebuild the former Windsor Star building.” He also questions, “Why build in downtown when right on the main campus two lots are made available as a result of demolishing Electa Hall and Cody Hall?” President of the University, Dr. Alan Wildeman, said it was only after much consultation was it decided to locate the new buildings downtown. He also said it was not worth fixing up the old lots and the buildings were built of an era and they are no longer buildings stu-

dents want. “We’re very excited about the new plans,” said Wildeman. “Spreadsheets about all the capital projects we’re doing is available online and it shows where the money is coming from and how it is being paid for.” According to the online spreadsheet, the total of the armouries project will be about $32.6 million and $25 million will be covered by municipal and provincial funding and the rest covered by fundraising and other external sources. As for the Windsor Star building, the spreadsheet shows the cost will be covered by CEPE – One Time Monies, a 2006 Bond Debenture and Debt Financing. “There’s been a lot of support from the city, the province and from other outside sources,” said Wildeman. “Dr. SidAhmed sits in a new $100 million dollar engineering building. Engineering enrollment is up 40 per cent since we built the new building.” Wildeman said there is a capital transformation plan for the school and for the students. He said everything they’ve been putting money towards has seen growth since and they will continue to do so. Sid-Ahmed also addresses the increase tuition and bond usage but, according

The Lance file photo the School of Creative Arts which is currently under construction. It was announced early this year, students won’t be able to move into their new downtown location until summer 2017 due to some construction setbacks. [Photo by // Hani Yassine] to the spreadsheet, the tuition is not paying for anything on the capital plans. Wildeman said the good is definitely outweighing the negative in terms of feedback he has received regarding the updating and construction of the cam-

pus. “The fact is we can’t go into the future of the 21st century without said type of significant renewal of our campus,” said Wildeman.

For more information on the master plan and spending of the university, visit uwindsor.ca and search their capital plan and for Dr. Sid-Ahmed’s full article, visit uwindsorlance.ca and look in our opinion section.

Living Within Your Means: Student Financing and Money Management HANIYASSINE Arts Editor __________________________ It’s no secret students can lead a stressful life when it comes to staying on the ball

the poverty line.

their schooling.

textbooks alone, she generally finds her-

for food. It’s also recommended to lock

“It takes a long time to figure out how to

“Students lead busy lives, shuffling be-

self financially secure with the help of

yourself to only part of your income, so

do it properly, like how to save proper-

tween classes, studying for midterms

some saving habits.

you can become inclined to save more

ly. Because tuition is a big amount and

and exams, while balancing social lives

“There’s a lot of them that require you

by living within newly set means. At any

people don’t realize that in the begin-

and possible employment, too,” Pellegri-

to get the online courses as well so you

rate, there are varieties of ways to save

and excelling in their academics, but on

ning,” said third-year music business

no said. “It’s all too easy to forget paying

can’t buy them second hand, so that was

top of the hardships in class, there are

money and a little can always go a long

student Luigi Iati. “Be money smart.

that cell phone bill or making your min-

a bit more expensive than expected, but

always concerns and difficulties outside

way, especially when you’re a student.

Not so much have a budget, but budget

imum monthly payment on your credit

it was alright,” Gillis said. “Save more

as well - more often than not, the issue

your life accordingly. Live within your

card. Not meeting payment deadlines

and think about the future rather than

boils down to dollars and cents.

means.”

can sometimes be the result of lack of

just spending it profusely on things that

Between books, food, living expenses

Sometimes it could be a matter of stu-

product knowledge.”

aren’t needed.”

among other financial responsibilities, it

dents spending a bit too recklessly,

All the same, it would be unfair to say

Pellegrino said some ways students can

can be all too easy to land in a financial

which can be tempting when you see

every student falls under this situation.

save money and enhance funding is

pitfall if you aren’t well prepared for the

your balance past three digits. But ac-

Students like Shannon Gillis, a first year

by seeking scholarships and bursaries.

semester ahead. Especially if your sole

cording to Marie Pellegrino, manager of

nursing student was able to have both

There’s also starting a Tax Free Savings

source of income happens to be OSAP

sales and service at the Windsor Family

money saved and tuition price slashed

Account which can accumulate inter-

a portion of your income into a savings

and you have no extra funds secured,

Credit Union’s UWindsor location, fi-

with the help of scholarships. While she

est, as well as cutting costs by carpool-

plan that you cannot readily touch. The

it could be difficult to focus on your

nancial hardship can sometimes stem

also had to deal with unexpected costs

ing with friends and making your own

harder it is to access your funds, the

studying when you’re inching towards

from students being pre-occupied with

such as spending upwards of $900 for

lunch as opposed to constantly paying

more likely you will be to save them.”

“Adopt a ‘pay yourself first’ motto and start saving even the smallest amount on a regular basis,” Pellegrino said. “This doesn’t mean avoiding your car insurance payment and going to the movies, but it does mean that after you’ve paid your necessary obligations, you set aside


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Clash of Colours Celebrated at the Artspeak Gallery ROHANKHANNA The Lance Contributor __________________________ A brush stroke might not accentuate an extraordinary response, but it leaves a lasting impression once it ravishes the white of a canvas. The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Windsor Essex County organized a reception in honor of the 5th annual Open Studio Tour at the ArtSpeak Gallery. It was an affair where artists got the chance to display their work and celebrate each other’s artistic expression. “It is a nice mixture of well established artists and emerging artists as well and they share their ideas and let people see art benefit the community,” said Linda Monin, chairperson of the Windsor-Essex County Open Studio Tour. The event was colorful yet educational, especially for those interested in exploring their own artistic talents and had the opportunity to meet the artists. The works, as diverse as they were, adorned the walls of the exhibit for everyone to see. Every piece of art had its own story to tell and every artist, like their work, had their own experiences to share. Julia Conlon, one of the artists included in the exhibit, talked about the piece she was displayed at the event called “The Braid”, which comprised of her daughters as subjects. She explained how she often goes about formulating her artwork.

“I do the modelling and the faces live so that I can get the natural look to them,” said Conlon. “Then I put in the colour without them and then I make them pose at the end to tweak the lighting and the flesh tone.” Each artist at the event was willing to share their own different tricks of the trade to assist artists in their endeavours. One such artist, Nancy A Bauer talked about her particular line of work where she would time herself to improve her talents and teach herself how to make better decisions quickly. Her works comprised of portraiture and still-life, playing with a lot of negative space to create them.

A group of attendees admire the artwork at the ArtSpeak Gallery Sept. 25 during the 5th annual Open Studio Tour exhibit. [Photo by // Rohan Khanna]

Windsor-Essex artist and attendee Melissa Piva said being able to bring such a wide variety of artists together under one roof is not only incredibly educational to those attending, but also beneficial to the artists themselves, after all artists are ever-evolving in their work and combining the works of different people on a single platform brings an array of different motives, ideas and creative minds into one room. Piva said during the open studio tour, the artists are kept in separate locations where they can not see one another’s work. This particular exhibition is now over, for an updated list of art exhibits in Windsor and Essex County, visit acwr. net.

Julia Conlon poses next to her piece “The Braid,” which was displayed at the ArtSpeak Gallery Sept. 25 as part of the reception for the 5th annual Open Studio Tour exhibit. [Photo by // Rohan Khanna]

Ontario Universities’ Fair Brings in Students from Across the Province U of W shows Ontario students what it has to offer

CALEBWORKMAN News Editor __________________________ The University of Windsor sent advocates to the Ontario Universities’ Fair this past weekend to tell potential students why they should come to the U of W.

and vice president of student advocacy for the UWSA Matthew Dunlop said it’s a special time for the 21 universities who gather together for the weekend.

The fair was held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and ran from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from Sept. 25 to the 27. Universities from around Ontario gathered together in hopes to intrigue and recruit future students.

“Over 100,000 students will be there and have the chance to see some options of universities they may consider soon,” said Dunlop. “I’m going there to represent social work and I’m really excited to go over and represent because I love social work. I think that what the University of Windsor has to offer in terms of social work is actually really good.”

The social work program advocate

Dunlop said it’s things like the open-

ing of the new downtown social work building and the faculty and staff the university has is what will attract students, especially when it’s specifically for social work.

ties on top of social work. One of the big ones present from the University of Windsor that has gone up 40 per cent in enrollment in recent years is engineering.

Dunlop said he loves the program so it will be easy for him to tell people to come and go through the program because of all it has done for him.

“As a faculty representative, my job will be to answer any questions students may have regarding engineering,” said RJ ‘Soul-Train’ Sivanesan, vice president of student services and engineer representative for the fair. “Along with the program representatives, service representatives will also be there to answer questions students may have about residence, registration and other things

“It’s honestly an eight point five or nine out of ten,” said Dunlop. “There’s no question about it at all.” The fair had representatives from many different programs from all universi-

on campus.” Sivanesan said engineering at Windsor has very tight-knit community and it is a major attracting point for potential students. “We do offer a lot of engineering options here at Windsor,” said Sivanesan. “Compared to other schools we may not have the biggest facilities, but we have everything and more in terms of types of engineering for students to get into.” For students that missed the fair there is online information about the universities and programs at ouf.ca.


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University of Windsor President Fights for Liberal Arts in Recent ‘Globe and Mail’ Article The Age of Enlightenment versus the Age of Justification

CALEBWORKMAN News Editor __________________________

how to think about and create ideas for

as its worrisome centerpiece the belief

other career options.”

to learn more on the subject.”

these people – us.”

that the value of something exists only

Wildman said there are a lot of cours-

Wildeman said he is going to keep on

President Alan Wildeman recently

The article titled “We ignore the liber-

es and opportunities the University of

talking about it and pushing it in the

wrote an article for the Globe and Mail

al arts at our peril” states the world has

Windsor has to offer and with that there

public to see results and he encourages

regarding the importance of liberal arts

pushed for a culture that questions the

He also said in his article the studies of

a lot of real-world opportunities they

students involved in liberal arts to do the

in school.

liberal arts and makes it necessary for

human differences, social behaviours

have alongside it other universities may

same.

“I wanted to let people know that the

them to defend why they do what they

and cultural traditions are needs of the

not have to offer.

liberal arts and humanities are very

do.

citizens of a multicultural country.

foundational to people and us as a so-

“The Age of Enlightenment was about

ciety,” said Wildeman. “They have such

when viewed through a prescribed lens at the current moment.”

“The Globe and Mail article gave me

“This past week was humanities week

the chance to get out a hard profile piece

“There’s a lot of mythology around

and we really got the opportunity to

on it,” said Wildman. “Getting students

the growth of literacy, and the expand-

whether or not liberal arts are a good

shine light on it and show people what

out to things like humanities week is

an intrinsic value that we can’t forget. It’s

ing awareness of diversity and knowl-

career choice,” said Wildeman. “The

the studies have to offer,” said Wilde-

very important and to get them talking

about living in a complex and globalized

edge in cultural, literary and scientific

salary averages show that people who

man. “I was really impressed with the

about it is what will really make a differ-

world, being a country of indigenous

thought,” said Wildeman in his article.

graduate from liberal art studies and

amount of students who came out to

ence and help people see the value in

people and immigrants and learning

“The Age of Justification appears to have

pursue a career in it do just as well as

our humanities event and took the time

liberal arts.”

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Video Game Review: Dying Light CALEBWORKMAN News Editor __________________________ DYING LIGHT PUBLISHER: WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT DEVELOPER: TECHLAND PLATFORMS: MICROSOFT WINDOWS, LINUX, XBOX ONE, PLAYSTATION4 Zombie games seem to be spit out from video game producers faster than one can say, “I wonder when the next zombie game will come out?”

lishers are trying to put out all of these

game, you witness the growth of your

the ones fighting this outbreak and they

new level. When nighttime hits, you

games at competitive speeds a lot of

own character and all those around you.

are the ones running through the city on

better run.

game play, storyline and mapping out

Everything is connected and through

rooftops.

is rushed through, misconstrued or just

this, everything is memorable.

The free-running style is much like that

Another great plus to the game is its

of Mirror’s Edge but unlike this game,

Luckily, Techland did it right with Dying

graphics. With the next-gen capabilities

Dying Light does not make it as easy

Light, a first person, parkour themed

of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, the

when giving direction – it has none.

hack and slash/shooter game where

environment is taken to a whole new

Dying Light makes players think on the

you take over special agent Kyle Crane

level of what some will even call ‘real-

fly of where to jump, where they have to

flat out ignored.

who is sent to figure out what is going on when a zombie outbreak takes over Harran. In the game you are gaining in-

ism.’ The setting of Harran is sublime – completely destroyed and ravished by

in a split second.

the outbreak, yet beautiful and original -

The last and final thing that I would say

telligence about Kadir “Rais” Suleiman

bringing the player right into the game.

and sending it off to the agency Crane

Thirdly, the fluid and evolving combat

works for.

and parkour systems let the player de-

The story is beautifully told with unique

velop their own play style, whether it be

characters looking to make it through

look when jumping and how to jump all

brings this game to the top of the genre is the nighttime cycle. This in-game feature brings the word horror to a whole

Variant zombies who run as fast as the player are released an the hunter becomes the hunted. The perks of being out at nighttime are all experience points to level up are doubled. The feature can be avoided most of the game, save a few missions required to be done at night, but the option is always there for the daring. If you want a good zombie game, look no further than Dying Light. Remember, ‘Good night and good luck.’

4

run and hide or stand and fight.

With that comes a lot of problems, the

an apocalypse, which is an aspect miss-

Either way the motions are near flawless

main one being quality. When pub-

ing from many zombie games today. In

and give the player the feeling they are

5

Game Review: Batman Arkham Knight The “Knight” is still young

ROHANKHANNA The Lance Contributor __________________________ BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT PUBLISHER: WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT DEVELOPER: ROCKSTEADY STUDIOS PLATFORMS: MICROSOFT WINDOWS, XBOX ONE, PLAYSTATION4

into the deep psychosis of Batman and

Scarecrow has returned to Gotham and

Ploughing through the streets of Go-

gameplay mechanics will not be a hin-

makes his last outing more personal

plans to terrorize the city under the in-

tham, the Batmobile is a beast un-

drance for long to enjoy the experience.

than ever before. For the first time in

fluence of his fear toxin. For his plan to

leashed on the criminals wreaking

the Arkham series, we get to explore the

While there are some flaws in the game,

execute successfully, he takes the help

havoc. Rocksteady  know what makes

they are minuscule because of the pros.

gothic, dark, and gloomy rendition of

of a mysterious new character known

the Dark Knight tick, which is why

You can spend hours exploring the city

Gotham City thanks to the power of the

as the Arkham Knight, who has a per-

Arkham Knight is no exception. Like

and indulge yourself doing side content

next gen consoles.

sonal vendetta of his own with Batman,

the previous two games, the gameplay

besides the main story, which fits with

This time around there is a lot at stake

and he has an army of battle drones and

is really organic and smooth. Although

the overall arc of the narration cohe-

for Bruce Wayne, the man behind the

henchmen to aid him in his endeavors.

there is bit of a learning curve, especially

sively.

iconic mask, and his city needs him

With a large array of gadgets at Batman’s

for those who have not played the for-

It is a ride worth taking both for the fans

more than ever. Fans of the series will

disposal, you can be stealthy or jump

mer games, the simplistic nature of the

of the franchise and newcomers alike.

feel right at home when it comes to the

into the action depending on your play

Batman Arkham Knight is the third

gameplay and the ambiance, howev-

style. Furthermore to enhance your

and final chapter of the Dark Knight in

er newcomers will feel lost because of

abilities, the legendary Batmobile makes

the Arkham franchise. The game delves

the narrative. In this final showdown,

an appearance for the first time.

4.5

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Double Gold for Lancers Cross Country at Western Invitational

BRETTHEDGES Sports Editor __________________________

The Lancers then saw consecutive

A first-place performance from Lancers

Shawn Master in 25:50 and Jordan

veteran Stefanie Smith in the women’s

Collison 25:52 who finished fifteenth

race plus a seven-runner effort from the

through seventeenth.

men’s cross country team led to an over-

Displacers Matt Hall and Taylor McAr-

all team title and some early season suc-

thur finished the race in 20th and 22nd

cess for Windsor at the 2015 Western

with times of 25:53 and 25:54, respec-

Invitational this weekend in London.

tively.

After Smith finished the women’s

Corey Bellemore, who was Windsor’s

five-kilometer circuit in first place for a

top runner last year, sat out the race and

gold medal, the Lancers men’s team fin-

other schools did the same. Janikowski

ished the race tied for first with the Mc-

said McMaster’s squad sat a couple of

Master Marauders with 58 points. The

their top runners and Queens was miss-

Lancers stables of seven men all crossed

ing a strong runner as well but added

the finish line within 1:09 of each other

it was a good chance to see what they

and were given the win as their top two

were up against.

displacers finished higher than McMaster’s next displaced runners by one spot.

finishes from Michael Pesce in 25:49,

“It’s still early in the season so I love what I see already,” Janikowski “We still have

Windsor also saw strong individual per-

a lot of young guys fighting for the top

formances with fifth-year runner Paul

seven spot on our team to compete at

Janikowski placing second overall. Jani-

OUA’s and then onto CIS but right now

kowski captured the silver medal finish-

I can’t be prouder of our team but we still

ing the eight-kilometer run in a time of

have a lot of work to do to achieve what

24:45, which would have been a course

we want.”

record, had it not been for Queen’s runner Alex Wilkie.

Smith said prior to the women’s five kilometer race the coaches strategized and

Janikowski said he was very happy with

set a goal to hang on to the lead pack as

his silver medal performance at the

long as possible. After three kilometers

Western Invitational after a few years

the individual race was in full force.

battling injuries.

Smith pulled away late and crossed the

“It was nice to finally get back into the

finish line 12 seconds before her next

swing of things and be able to com-

competitor.

pete for the top spots,” said Janikowksi.

“There were four of us working together

“Fortunately I was able to dip under the

for most of the race then with two kilo-

Dame in Kingston, Ont. is hardly 15

In terms of team results, head coach

Transfer Allie Parks placed eighth over-

previous course record but was beaten

meters to go me and another girl broke

years old. McDougall was the 2014 OF-

Gary Malloy and the team was pleased

all in a time of 18:15 while Chelsea

by Alex Wilkie, who had a great race

away,” said Smith. “With one kilometer

with the effort despite the flu bug hitting

Viselli placed 16th in 18:49. Other Lanc-

himself. As for the team, I was super im-

SAA midget girls individual cross coun-

to go things got going pretty quick but

the women’s team.

er scorers included Sydney Hawkins in

pressed with our finish. We had to go to

I was just able to hold her off. She made

a tiebreaker, which was decided by our

me work for every step though, a real

sixth runner. So it turned out to be a nail

fighter.”

“She’s only in grade 10 and she’s show-

Smith said the runner-up was a high

Joe Kagumba also finished in the top ten in eighth place in a time of 25:24.

biter.”

Paul Janikowski of the Windsor Lancers competes at the Western International Cross Country Invitational in London, Ont. Sept. 22, 2012. Janikowksi finished the 2015 race in second place and led Windsor’s men’s team the overall team with 58 total points. [Photo by // Mundo Sports Images]

try champion and Smith said she shows no signs of slowing down.

“We were missing a few key girls due

19:59 and Lauren Fisico in 20:43.

to sickness and even some girls rac-

The Lancers will next run in the Don

ing weren’t 100 per cent,” said Smith.

Mills Invitational Oct. 3 in Waterloo,

ing some serious potential,” said Smith.”

“Everybody really stepped up and you

ON on the same course where the OUA

school student. Not a senior, mind you.

“There’s a lot of promise for Canadian

could feel the energy and confidence

conference championship meet will be

Brogan McDougall of Regiopolis Notre

distance running.”

rise in the group.”

held less than a month later.


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Lancers Volleyball Program Honours Alumni With Revived Tradition

BRETTHEDGES Sports Editor __________________________

formed so we can continue to do this

The Windsor volleyball program re-

Leckie noted a lot of those Lancers

vived an old tradition by bringing to-

women alumni have gone on to be-

gether Lancers of the past, present and

come teachers themselves. The eldest

future to share in the love of sport.

Lancer alumnus to attend the event was

Both men and women’s teams hosted alumni volleyball games at the St. Denis Centre this past weekend where Lancers of yesteryear got the chance to take the court against the new wave of Windsor varsity athletes. Windsor’s director of volleyball opera-

and continue to build from it.”

Barbara Rigg-Garbaty, who last suited up for Windsor in 1979. Just 36 years removed from varsity glory, Rigg-Garbaty was the lone representative from an era in which Pierre Trudeau was still the Prime Minister of Canada. Regardless of age, Rigg-Garbaty said it was a delight to meet fellow Lancers and learn about

tions Lucas Hodgson said it was the first

their lives and how volleyball remains

time holding the event in his time with

in it.

the program and because of its success, the goal is to now make it an annual occasion.

“They say that a woman is at her peak in volleyball at age 27, so it’s not surprising to me to see how strong these girls

“We had over 20 alumni come to the

are,” said Rigg-Garbaty. “That was my

women’s game alone so to me that is

intent of coming today, I wanted them

a great number,” said Hodgson. “We

to know that you can still be 60 and still

could see they really wanted to be here

play this game and enjoy it.”

and get in some extra games and get those touches just to get the competitiveness back so we’re really excited about it going forward.”

Women’s volleyball alumni Barbara Rigg-Garbaty shows off some of her Lancers swag from the late 1970’s during the volleyball programs Alumni games this past weekend at the St. Denis Centre. Rigg-Garbaty graduated in 1979 and was the eldest to attend the event celebrating the new wave of varsity athletes while paying respects to those who set the traditions so many years ago. [Photo by // Brett Hedges]

Rigg-Garbaty graduated from the University of Windsor in 1979 with a Master’s Degree in Education and soon became a teacher in Sarnia - but volley-

The Lancers alumni still showed com-

ball would never leave her life. Over her

petitiveness in the exhibition bout,

30-year career, Rigg-Garbaty coached

snagging a set from the current varsity

volleyball all over Sarnia including at

women’s roster and reliving some of

St. Clair high school, the Twin Bridges

their varsity glory ending the afternoon

travel volleyball club, which she began

with a group picture and a pizza lunch.

and eventually becoming head coach

As an alumni and a current assistant

of the OCAA women’s volleyball team

coach of the women’s volleyball team,

at Lambton College between 2005 and

Lynda Leckie had little words to de-

2008.

scribe the support received at the alum-

Rigg-Garbaty said the alumni team

ni game and throughout the commu-

even adopted her old Lancerettes vol-

nity but had n shortage of pride when

leyball cheer dating back to the late

explaining it in depth.

1970s and continued reciting the cheer

“You have no idea how proud I am, it’s

throughout the five-set match.

just awesome. To see them here now

“In the volleyball family, it doesn’t mat-

with their children and husbands is

Members of the women’s alumni volleyball game pose after competing at the current women’s varsity team at the St. Denis Centre Sept. 26. The alumni hope to make the game a yearly tradition after a large turnout this year. [Photo by // Brett Hedges] Overall coach Hodgson said he was

to see each other and see each other’s

give back to the alumni who stood in

ter how old you are, you still have that

happily shocked about the amount of

kids and see where their families are at

their shoes no matter how many years

awesome,” said Leckie. “We do have a lot

bond,” said Rigg-Garbaty. “Not only

support received at the alumni game.

is a nice thing for them to have as well.”

prior.

of alumni who support us even though

with the alumni or your teammates

we don’t see them necessarily. But we

but with the game itself. It bonds you

“I think it is an amazing thing that these

As the Lancers continue in their presea-

“If it weren’t for the alumni of this pro-

do have a big following and we’ve de-

together because you share a love for it

alumni are here to give back to these

son, Hodgson said it was a fun way for

gram, they wouldn’t be here playing,”

veloped our own facebook, twitter and

and an understanding for the game. So

athletes and get together again and see

the varsity athletes to get a relaxing game

said Hodgson. “It’s important to support

instagram accounts to keep alumni in-

it was exciting to be here.”

one another,” said Hodgson. “To be able

in before they do anything serious and

one another.”


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Lancers Ruin Laurier Homecoming For First Win

BRETTHEDGES Sports Editor __________________________ Windsor once again played spoiler in front of a large crowd at Laurier’s University Stadium. The Lancers football team captured their first win of the 2015 season with a 22-18 victory over the Laurier Golden Hawks at their homecoming this past weekend in Waterloo. Lancers head coach Joe D’Amore said he was happy with the team’s performance in all three phases of the game: offense, defense and special teams. “The guys worked really hard, we changed up a couple things in practice and it showed in the game,” said D’Amore. “Offensively we were able to move the ball and get it into the endzone a couple of times. On special teams we had a blocked kick and our kicker Anthony Malandruccolo hit three field goals and did a great job punting. Our defense held a strong Laurier team out of the endzone, not allowing them to score a touchdown.” The Lancers and Hawks have a history of tight, close games and this chapter was no different, as the lead would change eight times during the OUA football contest. D’Amore said a loud homecoming environment with nearly

Windsor Lancers quarterback Liam Putt is shown carrying the football during early OUA regular season action at Alumni Field. This past weekend Putt and the Lancers pulled a 22-18 victory in front of 7,000 fans at the Laurier Golden Hawks homecoming game for their first win of the year. [Photo by // Kevin Jarrold] the Golden Hawks as a freshman out

Hawks took an 18-16 lead just prior to

terception while the linebacking trio of

“Winning in that type of environment

of General Amherst high school before

the end of third quarter.

Matt Gayer, Nick Vincent and Joe Iatzko

and in front of that type of crowd really

After each team traded punts and pos-

combined for 13 solo tackles.

shows that we’re resilient and can handle

session to begin the fourth, it was a time-

Crawford finished the game with 59

it,” said D’Amore. “Getting that first win

ly interception by Lancers rookie safety

yards on the ground and two scores to

off of our backs and getting some con-

Spencer Trinier which set up Windsor’s

pace the Lancers offensively. Rookie

fidence built is important. We’re playing

offense at Laurier’s 26-yard line and in

quarterback Liam Putt earned his first

a really good team in the defending

career win as he completed just 9-of-26

Yates Cup champions in McMaster and

A pair of Hawk penalties in the span of

passes for 148 yards but also rushing

we know it’s going to be a tough game

three plays gave Windsor a first-and-

three times for 35 yards.

but getting that win and going in with

transferring to Windsor in 2013. O’Halloran admitted it was nice to defeat his former team but said the victory was a big confidence boost for the Lancers after beginning the season 0-4. “To me and the boys it just feels good to get on the right path with a win,” said O’Halloran. “After a win, everyone is up and ready for the next game ... hopefully we can carry this momentum into this

7,000 fans caused an early penalty but

weekend.”

a week of preparation with simulated

After conceding a safety to Laurier early

crowd noise really helped the Lanc-

in the game, Anthony Malandrucco-

ers coaches communicate effectively

lo kicked his first of three field goals to

throughout the contest.

put the Lancers up 3-2 seven minutes

“I think it really helped us,” said

into the contest.

position to take the lead.

goal on Laurier’s one-yard line where Crawford proceeded to punch the ball into the end zone on the next play to give his team a 22-18 lead with 5:46 remaining in the fourth quarter. The Hawks would get two more chances to score but Windsor’s defense would stand tall, forcing a turnover on downs

As an offence, O’Halloran said the improvements have increased every week with Putt as the starter. “We’ve gotten better each game and things have started to come together,”

confidence is a lot better then being 0-5 and feeling like the season is lost. Realistically, three wins could get us into the playoffs this year, so there’s still a chance.” Windsor moves to 1-4 on the season

said O’Halloran. “I feel like we will con-

while Laurier falls to 1-3. The Lancers

tinue to improve especially after a win.

will now host the McMaster Marauders

All there is left to do is keep improving

on their own Alumni Weekend Oct.3 at

D’Amore. “During the game, especially

On the final play of the first quarter,

in the final minute and leading their

early on it was really loud and no one

fourth year running back Tarrence

team to its first victory of the season.

and getting better each week.

1 p.m at Alumni Field.

could really hear us and the players had

Crawford ran in the first of two touch-

Heading into a home matchup against

In honour of Alumni weekend, the

a hard time hearing each other but we

downs on the game on a one-yard

Windsor defense was led by Matt

the defending Yates Cup champions

University of Windsor’s Alumni Associ-

improved throughout the game. I think

plunge to put the Lancers up 10-7 head-

Chamberlain who combined for 11

from McMaster, D’Amore said the ex-

ation will hold a free barbecue prior to

practicing like that helped us.”

ing into the second en route to a 13-12

tackles while defensive lineman Kellen Leclair had two and one-half sacks. In

perience of playing and winning a game

the game at Alumni Field. Gates open at

the secondary, Trinier had two solo

in a hostile environment such as Laurier

12 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at

Lancers fifth year senior fullback Nate

lead at the half.

O’Halloran, an Amherstburg, Ont. na-

The teams continued to swap field goals

tackles and seven assisted tackles to go

homecoming will help his team rise to

the door. Kick-off is 1 p.m. for the Lanc-

tive began his OUA football career with

throughout the second half and the

along with his momentum shifting in-

the occasion in game.

ers and Marauders OUA football game.


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Lancers Hockey Programs Continue Preseason Success

BRETTHEDGES Sports Editor __________________________

Both the men and women’s Windsor Lancers hockey teams took home well-deserved victories as the East-West Invitational tournament continued play down in London, Ont. this past week. The men’s team took care of business during the preseason stint, finishing 2-0 against opponents from the OUA Eastern conference while Erin Noseworthy burst out with a five-goal performance against the St. Thomas Tommies and leading the Lancers women’s team to a 8-3 victory. The Lancer men kicked off the weekend with a 5-2 victory over the Nipissing

Women’s hockey players Jill Rops looks to shoot the puck during preseason action against early this year at South Windsor Arena. Rops and company defeated the visiting St. Thomas Tommies during East-West Invitational tournament play in London this past weekend. Erinn Noseworthy scored five goals in an 8-3 rout. [Photo by // Kevin Jarrold]

Lakers from North Bay before battling

Green said he has seen the team gel as a

“Richard and Michael are both great in

Head coach Jim Hunter said it was a

as visitors to the Western Mustangs. The

the Montreal-based Concordia Stingers

unit quite a bit over the short course of

goal,” said Green. “They will find ways

dominant game by Noseworthy and

Mustangs are the defending OUA and

the next day and taking home a hard-

the preseason and agreed there has been

to elevate each other’s game as well as the

certainly something to be proud of.

CIS champions and Hunter said they

earned 3-2 decision.

a big balance of veterans standing out

rest of the teams.”

Aside from Noseworthy’s big output,

will host a very similar roster when the

Lancers fourth-year forward Ryan

as well as rookies and younger players

The men’s team will take a road trip to

Hunter said the game was an opportu-

puck drops to begin the 2015-16 season.

Green said the East-West Invitational

stepping up, beginning to fill their roles.

University Park, PA to play against the

tournament was a good opportunity

“The team has a great group of return-

Penn State Nittany Lions of the NCAA

ing players with unbelievable character.

in “The International Game” Oct. 4

This really rubs off on the rookies and

with puck drop scheduled for 12 p.m.

shortens the curve for getting to know

OUA regular season action will kick off

each other,” explained Green. “The vets

against the defending OUA West cham-

and rookies are finding ways to contrib-

pion Guelph Gryphons at 7:30 p.m. Oct.

ute and they will only get better with

7 at South Windsor Arena.

for a lot of the new first year players to get their feet wet and try to adjust to the faster more physical game of the university ranks. “This weekend was really good for us as individual players and as a team. Even though it was only preseason it is always

time.”

nity for the team’s youth to gain experience as the team was missing second year players Danielle Butler to injury and Krystin Lawrence due to her varsity soccer commitments.

“It’ll be a tough opponent but it will show us where we stand compared to the rest of the league,” said Hunter. “Western is going to be in the top two so it will give us an opportunity early in

“It gave some of the young girls a chance

the season to see how far or how close

to play and they came through with fly-

we are competing with the upper tier of

ing colours for sure,” said Hunter. “We

this league.”

made some changes to our systems to

Windsor will travel to battle the Lauri-

The women’s hockey team suffered

suit us better and they seemed to work

Richard Blake and Michael Doan will

from a short bench but rode Nosewor-

really well for us against St. Thomas so

share the crease the Lancers this season

thy’s five-goal effort against the Tom-

it’s giving us something to think about as

ing staff and players to develop some

after the graduation of veteran goalten-

mies of Fredericton, N.B. and Atlantic

we move forward.”

kind of chemistry so that way when

der Parker Van Buskirk and Green said

University conference as they took the

With preseason play now concluded,

next weekend at South Windsor Arena.

puck drops opening night everyone is

it was nice to have some healthy compe-

8-3 decision in the final preseason game

Hunter and the women’s team will wait

Puck drop against the Blues is scheduled

on the same page.”

tition going on in practice.

for Windsor.

until Oct. 8 to kick off the regular season

for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24.

a positive when you see the team playing the right way so early,” said Green. “Preseason is important for the coach-

er Golden Hawks in Waterloo Oct. 16 against another tough OUA West opponent before hosting their home opener against the Toronto Varsity Blues the


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Men’s Soccer Makes Statement With Win Over Top-Ranked York Lions

BRETTHEDGES Sports Editor __________________________ The eighth-ranked Windsor Lancer men’s soccer team handed the defending CIS champion and top-ranked York Lions their first loss in almost two years with a 1-0 shut-out victory this past weekend at Alumni Field. Three days after shutting out the Western Mustangs 2-0 on the road, Windsor native and Lancers goalkeeper Kyle Vizirakis recorded his CIS high eighth shutout of the season while rookie Jamar Redhead scored his fourth goal of the year in the final minute of the second half to secure the win for the Lancers. The men’s team is now 8-1-1 on the season and in sole possession of first place in the OUA standings. Windsor’s director of soccer operations Steve Hart said it felt good to say they had just beaten the top-ranked team in the country. “We had a gameplan and the players stuck to it and sometimes when you practice all week and it pays off in a game it’s more joyous than actually

Windsor Lancers forward Jamar Redhead pushes the ball up the field in early OUA season action. Redhead scored a last minute game-winning goal against the defending CIS national champion York Lions in high-octane soccer action at Alumni Field this past weekend. The win pushes the men’s OUA leading team record of 8-1-1. [Photo by // Kevin Jarrold] ple chances in the first 45 minutes but

and intercept a Lions pass. York’s Mi-

Lancers men’s soccer club, was hon-

“He knew we deserved it and I knew

neither gave an inch, as the match be-

chael Cox beat Vizirakis to the ball but

est when he said it wasn’t the team’s

we deserved it so I’m very proud of the

tween the two nationally ranked teams

would push his shot wide left and kept

best performance but said Windsor

players and the way they played.”

remained scoreless heading into the

the game locked at zero. Cox finished

played smarter so not to repeat the late

second half.

the game with eight shots but only two

game-tying suffered in the previous

would fall on net.

matchup with the Lions four weeks pri-

winning,” said Hart. “But our game plan

Around the 60-minute mark, Hart

came to fruition. We had to make a few

would insert rookie Jamar Redhead and

With just one minute remaining in reg-

changes but overall the players respond-

fourth year forward Lyowuna Jumbo to

ulation and the game still tied it look as

“We grinded it out until the 90th min-

ed well and it was special.”

replace Leighton Speechley-Price and

if once again these teams would fight

ute,” said Awankma. “We were pushing

to a draw. Suddenly Lancers midfielder

for that goal and we were patient but

the gameplan to wear out the Lions de-

Derrick Awankma caused a turnover in

we got our chance. It’s second nature

fense in the early going then inject a high

Lions territory. Awankma passed over

after causing a turnover. In that instance

level of speed for the final 30 minutes of

to Brendan Teeling whose shot from the

I looked for Mike Pio to bring the ball

evenly matched throughout this CIS

the match. It was a decision that would

right side rebounded into a scramble in

forward which led to the goal.”

Top 10 battle and it took a late spark for

ultimately give the Lancers an advantage

front of the net and right onto the foot of

It was the Lions first loss in OUA or CIS

Windsor to gain the edge they needed.

they would not put to waste.

a streaking Redhead, as his blast found

competition since Nov. 2013 and Hart

its way through the York defense and

admitted even York master coach Car-

into the back of the York net to send the

mine Isacco said the Lancers deserved

crowd at Alumni Field home happy in

the win when the two shook hands after

dramatic fashion.

the match.

Awankma, a fifth year senior with the

“Carmine is an honest guy,” said Hart.

Earlier this season, Windsor gave up a late equalizing goal as the two teams came to a 2-2 draw in Toronto Sept. 6. Once again the Lancers and Lions were

Kyle Ruggaber. Hart said it was part of

Lancers forward Mike Pio each had two

Not to be untested, the defending CIS

opportunities early in the first half to

champion Lions kept up their offensive

get the Lancers on the board but both

pursuit. York’s best opportunity came in

shots sailed high, hitting the crossbar

the 77th minute when Vizirakis came

each time. Both teams traded multi-

well outside of the 20-yard box to try

or.

Awankma had not beaten the Lions during his career with the Lancers plus being a Toronto native gave him more satisfaction in winning. “I played with or against most of those guys growing up and in my time here we haven’t beat them,” said Awankma. “But today I wanted it more. I’m in my last year and I need to go out strong. It keeps us in first place as well so we got two birds with one stone today.” The Lancers will now host the seventh-ranked McMaster Marauders Oct. 4 at 3:15 p.m. to bring an end to Alumni Weekend. The Marauders are the only team to defeat the men’s soccer team this season, with a 2-1 loss in Hamilton Sept. 5 their only setback.


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15

Optimism High Despite Two Game Slide For Women’s Soccer

BRETTHEDGES Sports Editor __________________________

The Lancer women’s soccer team is hanging onto their fifth place spot in the OUA West after a pair of shutout losses to two CIS Top 10 ranked teams. Windsor traveled to London Sept. 23 for a midweek battle against the thirdranked Western Mustangs only to get outshot 13-2 and come up on the short side of a 2-0 final. Three days later, the Lancers women could not generate significant offence after falling behind in the first half and ultimately dropped a 1-0 decision to the fifth-ranked York Lions at Alumni Field Sept. 27. Despite the two losses, Lancers head coach Steve Hart said the team showed their youth by getting knocked off of the ball too easily but said the women must build off of their strong performances against the top teams in the conference. “We’re rookies and we’re frightened of hurting anybody whereas other teams

Lancers midfielder Corinne Robinson fights her way up field against OUA women’s soccer competition early this season at Alumni Field. The women’s team dropped a pair of games to nationally-ranked Western and York but still remain in fifth place of the OUA West conference with a 4-6 record. [Photo by // Kevin Jarrold] will also punish those small mistakes.

Hungry to fill the one goal deficit, the

fast-paced man-to-man defenses, pre-

Barile said now the team is more than

We are a fairly young team but have

Lancers came out with aggression in

venting either team from earning any

halfway through the season a lot of the

tons of talent and going into these tough

the second half. Windsor applied pres-

scoring opportunities.

rookies have gotten a taste of the OUA

games we were confident that we could

sure to the Mustangs, making their way

In the 41st minute of the first half, York’s

and along with the veterans they now

put up a good fight.”

into the Western half on numerous

Nour Gheneim brought the ball up the

know what it will take to win in the

occasions. Despite the added offensive

side of the pitch and cut across into the

always competitive OUA West confer-

pressure the Western defence and goal-

20-yard box where she passed to a wide-

ence.

tender Tori Edgar refused to give away

open Sydney Hoaurau whose shot

“All games will be tough going forward

any Lancer opportunity and earned the

found the back of the Windsor net.

but we’ve been working hard and re-

The Lancers picked up their intensity in

ally have the desire to win,” said Barile.

the second half pushing for the equal-

“We’ve been fixing a lot of the mistakes

izer but York’s defense stayed strong to

in training but moving forward we need

prevent any Windsor advancements.

to work on playing a full 90 minutes

Windsor goalkeeper Lawrence was

Out of 10 Windsor shots during the

with no momentary lapses and finish

busy facing seven shots and saving six in

contest, only one would land on goal.

our chances.”

With the loss Windsor falls to 4-6 on

Windsor will now host the McMaster

the season while the nationally ranked

Marauders Oct. 4 at 1 p.m. at Alumni

are going through us,” said Hart. “I just think they need to toughen up and that comes with maturity. We’re not worried, we can see how we played. We know

Rough play by the Lancers in their own 20-yard box led to the referee calling a penalty kick for the host Mustangs. Al-

how well we played but we’re getting

though Windsor keeper Krystin Law-

knocked off the ball and that’s an attri-

rence chose the correct side of the net to

bute which comes with age.”

dive, Western’s Jenna White shot the ball

Lancers third year midfielder Giulia Barile said it is the little things like

low, directly into the right corner to give the Mustangs a one goal lead.

shut out. On the other end of the field, Western’s Amanda Boyle scored in the waning minutes of the second half to round out the score 2-0.

missed defensive assignments and not

Lawrence was solid against a sustained

capitalizing on scoring opportunities

control of play for the Mustangs during

that have prevented Windsor from win-

most of the first half making key saves

ning close games.

throughout to keep the Lancers within

“Most of the time we play quite well but

reach as they entered halftime down

Three days later the Lions visited Alum-

Lions remain undefeated with a 7-0 re-

Field as part of Alumni Weekend fes-

just can’t score,” said Barile. “Good teams

1-0.

ni Field with both teams matching

cord.

tivities.

the second half making 11 saves in the match.


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Spitfires Grab Three Points To Open 2015-16 BRETTHEDGES Sports Editor __________________________

post faceoff, Taylor Raddysh tipped in

The Windsor Spitfires split a pair of

goaltender Michael Giugovaz with 1:15

3-0n-3 overtime contests to kick off the

remaining in the third, allowing fans to

OHL regular season.

witness the OHL’s new three-on-three

The Spitfires earned three out of a pos-

a shot from a bad angle past Spitfires

overtime experiment.

sible four points to begin the Rocky

After the Spitfires missed an opportuni-

Thompson coaching era, allowing the

ty early on, it was Darren Raddysh who

Erie Otters to comeback and win 4-3 in

crashed the Windsor net and pushed a

overtime at the WFCU Centre Sept. 24

rebound in for the game-winning goal.

before prevailing 3-2 in overtime against

Head coach Thompson said Windsor

the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds the

had the best opportunity to win the

next night at the Essar Centre.

game in overtime but simply couldn’t

In the overtime loss to Erie it was Chris-

put it past goaltender Williams.

tian Fischer who scored the opening

“That happens, that’s hockey,” said

goal of the 2015-16 regular season for

Thompson. “They made a heck of a

Windsor as he pounded a puck past

play to score the tying goal with a high-

Devin Williams with assists coming

tip and it got through Michael [Giugov-

from Mikhail Sergachev and Bradley

az] pads. Sometimes it goes through,

Latour to tie the game 1-1 just 5:26 into

sometimes it doesn’t. But overall with

the game.

the short-staffed effort we had, more

Fischer said the overtime loss was a

guys had to play minutes in certain sit-

tough way to drop a home opener but

uations and I thought they rose to the

was happy with the way the team played.

occasion for the most part.”

“If we fix up our last two minutes and

With the new three-on-three format for

we tighten up defensively we’re going

the 2015-16 OHL season comes new

to win more games,” said Fischer. “But

challenges but Thompson said it was

our compete level was there and there

good Windsor’s scoring opportunities

were a lot of good things to take out of

happened early in the five-minute ses-

this game and it really could have gone

sion.

either way.”

“If you don’t take those opportuni-

Latour would even the matchup at two

ties, the other team will get a chance

apiece on the power play eight minutes

and that’s what happened to us,” said

into the second when Spitfires goalie

Thompson. “We had a face in our

Michael Giugovaz pushed the puck

zone and unfortunately our guys got

up to Jalen Chatfield. The defensemen

a little lost after the draw and it created

fed Latour with a pass into the offen-

the rebound opportunity and we didn’t

sive zone who then snapped a shot

collapse fast enough and they were able

high-blocker side between four Otters

to continue to whack it and ultimately

defenders and over the shoulder of

force it through.”

Williams. The former Oshawa General

The Spits had no time for turnaround

finished with three points - one goal and

after the loss, getting just enough time

Windsor Spitfires rookie Gabriel Vilardi crosses the blueline alongside teammate Christian Fischer during OHL action against the Erie Otters at the WFCU Centre, Sept. 24. In Vilardi’s first OHL game the hometown Spitfires fell 4-3 in overtime after allowing the tying-goal late in the third period. [Photo by // Kevin Jarrold]

Windsor Spitfires forward Christian Fischer puts a shot on net against Erie Otters goaltender Devin Williams during OHL season-opener action at the WFCU Centre, Sept. 24. Fischer scored Windsor’s first goal of the 2015-16 season 5:26 into the first period in what ended up being a 4-3 overtime loss. [Photo by// Kevin Jarrold] Spitfires lineup against the Greyhounds

would again fall behind by a goal after

stopped 26 of 28 shots, helping Wind-

after missing the season-opener due to

Jack Kopacka scored his first of the sea-

sor get to overtime. The Spitfires wasted

their invitations to the All-American

son four minutes later.

little time in the extra frame as Mikhail

prospects game in Buffalo, N.Y. Brown

Windsor’s Stefano scored his second

Sergachev would score his first goal as

and Kirwan combined for six shots on

goal in as many games, knotting the

a Spitfire in style, scoring in just 28 sec-

goal in their return but were left off the

score at two when he beat Greyhounds

onds and giving Thompson the first win

score sheet in a 3-2 overtime victory.

goaltender Joseph Raaymakers from the

of his OHL coaching career.

for a meal in their stomachs before

Headed into the third period, the Grey-

left circle. Neither team could break the

With three points in the standings, the

Anthony Windsor held a 3-2 lead late

making the long trip up to Sault Ste.

hounds led 1-0 on Boris Katchouk’s first

tie as the clock struck zero, so overtime

Spitfires currently sit in second place of

before Erie called timeout and pulled

Marie, Ont. for a Friday night matchup

goal of the season. Spitfires forward Aar-

would be needed for the Spitfires again.

the West division and welcome the Sag-

the goaltender for an extra attacker.

at the Essar Centre. Forwards Luke Kir-

on Luchuk tied the game in the opening

In Spitfires rookie Michael DiPietro’s

inaw Spirit to the WFCU Centre Oct. 1

After Windsor failed to clear the puck

wan and Logan Brown returned to the

two minutes of the third but the visitors

first career OHL start, the 16 year-old

with a 7:05 p.m. puck-drop.

two assists - in his debut as a Spitfire.

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