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A group of firefighters teamed with the WSO to put on a hot and steamy performance at the Capitol theatre over the weekend.


Poutine lovers were in a frenzy last week at Place Concorde for the annual Poutine Festival, where cheese curds and fresh cut fries were in abundance.


The Lancers football team was able to end their season with a win, although do to their place in the overall standings

Furry mates came to visit students to relive some midterm exam time stress last week.

they are uunable to proceed to postseason.




Pro-Life Flags in Residence Quad Sparks Protest HANIYASSINE Arts Editor __________________________

While the University of Windsor is an environment where free speech is welcome and encouraged, a recent pro-life demonstration evoked a strong reaction from students who live both on and off campus. Early in the afternoon of Oct. 21, signs were made and a protest was formed at the residence quad area where thousands of blue and pink coloured flags were posted in clear sight. The flags symbolized the amount of abortions, which are performed in Canada each year, prompting the ire of several prochoice advocates who were shocked by the display. “She shouldn’t be shamed and told she’s doing the wrong thing by having an abortion,” said protestor Kayleen Plumb. “If they want to express their opinion about this, they can do it in an area where students don’t have to see it.” The flags were primarily set up by 19year old Maggie McAuley, a second year student and president of the UWindsor Life Choice club. Having set up the flags as early as 6:30 a.m, McAuley said up to 100,000 children are aborted in Canada each year, and it remains the sole democratic nation without any kind of abortion law. While she said the decision to

demonstrate on the residence quad was not hers to make, she remained adamant in sending a strong message and forming a dialogue. “I have talked to maybe five people since last January who knew about Canada’s abortion law,” McAuley said. “No one on this campus seems to know, and that’s an issue.” The situation was eventually defused through the efforts of key UWSA members and Dean of Students Clayton Smith. The flags were asked to be removed, since by having them placed on the quad area, some students who live on campus are practically forced to see the display. While McAuley said she had permission to use the residence quad, the issue was linked to a miscommunication between the student group and the administrative staff responsible for giving students a space to plan events within campus. By mediating the situation, UWSA President Jaydee Tarpeh believes McAuley has the right to make her demonstration the same way students should have the ability to avoid it. “It’s such a touchy issue,” Tarpeh said. “It’s going to be finding a space where she can enforce her opinion as well as when other people pass by, they can avoid the space if they want to and it doesn’t emotionally hurt certain people.”

Dean of Students Clayton Smith attempts to defuse the situation at the residence quad Oct. 21. [Photo by // Hani Yassine]

Thousands of blue and pink flags were set up in the residence quad Oct. 21 which signified the amount of child deaths each year as a result of performed abortions. The display sparked protest by numerous prochoice advocates. [Photo by // Hani Yassine]

Pro-choice advocates hold signs to protest the flags scattered about the residence quad area Oct. 21. [Photo by // Hani Yassine]

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VISA Information Session Held for University of Windsor Students

CALEBWORKMAN News Editor __________________________

The University of Windsor is doing its part for international students, teaching them how easy it is to travel and work in Canada and the U.S. There was a visa information session held at Vanier Hall in the Winclare room Oct. 21 for students from outside Canada. There were about 50 students present and here they learned how to apply properly and also learned many of the rules, which come with being provided a visa. Deborah McFarland, nonimmigrant visa deputy chief in Toronto, said because there are so many different types of visas – student, tourist, work, exchange program, etc. – they want them to understand the application process and “demystify” any misconceptions students may have. “The most important thing is to look at our website if a person thinks they want to apply for a certain type of visa,” said McFarland. “No matter what type of visa, all the information is on our webpage and can make the processes go very easily.” Two visas focused on were the Business Visitor Visa, referred to as the B-1 and the Pleasure, Tourism, Medical Treatment – Visitor Visa, referred to as the B-2. The B-1 associates itself with any professional level trips to the states that include attending conferences, settling estates, negotiating contracts and consulting with business associates.

Students from out of country had the chance to learn about visas for students at a visa informational session Oct. 21. [Photo by//Caleb Workman]

The B-2 will allow more recreational and health purposed trips including family visits, sporting events and medical treatment. Students may also apply for the Visa Waiver Program, which allows individuals to visit the U.S. for 90 days or less if they meet the requirements for this program.

“We’ve been showing students that visas are more accessible than they perceive them to be,” said McFarland. “The difference between U.S. visas compared to a lot of other countries’ visas is that it’s simply permission to apply for entry to the U.S. It’s not necessarily permission that you can go and stay for 10 years or however long the visa is valid for.” Another visa brought up was the Ex-

change Visitor Internship Program which is a program allowing students from other countries to acquire and work at internships in their program of choice for up to 12 months. “It’s very easy for Windsor students to get visas,” said McFarland. “In Toronto we have about a two week waiting time for application interviews and 2-5 business days to receive the visa if accepted.”

She said the time for Windsor students would not be much different than that. McFarland said all of the information and processes can be done online so it is a very easy process and does not require travel for the students. For more information on the types of visas and how to apply, visit



Leddy Library Holds Used Book Sale

CALEBWORKMAN News Editor __________________________

The University of Windsor’s Leddy Library held its annual used book sale for students, faculty and staff this past week. The two day event, which was held Oct. 20 and 21, had a fair amount of people walk through it and according to Meg Gregory, the co-op librarian, right at the beginning they were surprised with how many students showed interest. “All of the money we get from the event goes towards our student appreciation days,” said Gregory. “We give away books for one or two dollars and then we give them coffee and cookies with that money. It’s a win-win for them.” Gregory said they have a good collection of textbooks at the beginning of the sale and those tend to leave them quickly but this year she said there were a lot of other books sold as well. “There were students lined up at 9:30 a.m. on the first day for some of the textbooks,” said Gregory. “We’ve seen people come and get one or two books and we’ve seen a lot of people walk away with over three bags of books.” Bibliographic services librarian and department head Sushan Zhao said this opportunity is especially good for international students whose first language is not English.

“People are able to look for books that interest them in the English language and practice reading in it as well,” said Zhao. “Some of the older textbooks we get as well are good for the international students to be able to learn some of the earlier things in English and then making it easier when they get to more ad-

vanced fields in their subject.” She said this can save both international and local students money in the long run when looking for textbooks or even just something to read in general. A lot of the books left over will be returning next year, but according to

Sushan Zhao (left) and Meg Gregory (right) watch over the sales desk at the annual used book sale in Leddy Library. [Photo by//Caleb Workman]

Zhao, some of them will be donated as well.

students see the online tools and com-

“Literature is a good free gift,” said Zhao. “Free knowledge is good.”

ones in for a quiet place to do their work.

Gregory said Leddy has a very good student population and an event like this helps draw more in. She said when

which the funds will go towards, is com-

puters available, it draws the studious The first student appreciation day, ing early December, so keep a look out for those free cookies and coffee.

Leddy Library held its annual used book sale to raise funds for Student Appreciation Day on Oct. 20 and 21. [Photo by//Caleb Workman]

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Legion Celebrates 90 Years of Service CALEBWORKMAN News Editor __________________________

once a year.”

Walkerville’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch 12, commonly referred to as The Hut, celebrated its 90th anniversary this past week and is looking to celebrate many more years to come.

and members since its opening in 1925

The open house celebration took place Oct. 22 and had what the branch members called a “decent turnout.”

club but to be open to all.

President of the branch Nelson Dufour said a lot of charities are aware of their outreach because of the thousands of dollars they pour into different initiatives community-wide.

ant for the younger generations to know

“The reason for the celebration tonight is to give ourselves a pat on the back as well as the community for supporting us,” said Dufour.

rificed their lives to give us the freedom

Cheryl Moore, the ladies auxiliary president of Branch 12, said it’s also to gather veterans in the area.

today than they have in the past.”

“We want to celebrate with them and celebrate what they’ve done for us,” said Moore. “It’s nice that we’re so close to Remembrance Day as well to kind of remind the community it’s coming and to have them celebrate more than just

soldiers now because of all the people

HANIYASSINE Arts Editor __________________________

my dog back home, so this made it a bit

Students feeling the midterm stress re-

Dozens of students attended what could

cently found some comfort in the pres-

be described as a disguised therapy ses-

ence of puppies and labradors.

sion. Therapeutic dogs and the TPOC

The Hut has been in service to veterans and has recently opened its membership to the community in attempt to bring in the younger generations. It no longer wants to be seen as an ‘old man’s’ Bill Smith, the chairman for the 90th anniversary celebration said it’s importwhy the Royal Canadian Legion is here and what they stand for. “We are all here because of those who served before us,” said Smith. “They sacwe have today and the younger generations should appreciate that. They certainly seem to grasp the idea better Smith said it’s very important to continue the appreciation of our veterans and who have sacrificed and are sacrificing their lives. He said their poppy hand-

Branch 12 members Bill Smith (left), Cheryl Moore (centre) and Nelson Dufour (right) pose for a picture at their 90th year celebration Oct. 22. [Photo by//Caleb Workman]

local legions and veterans.

“Remembrance Day is all about re-

will go a long way for our veterans and

Moore also added they have many

membering how hard we fought for

for our community.”

outs are coming up soon and it is one of

events throughout the year and anyone

everything we have today,” said Dufour.

Dufour said there is a lot in his own

many ways for the youth and commu-

who is interested in helping out are free

“It’s something I always, on a daily basis,

family who didn’t make it back and it’s

nity to get involved and support their

to contact the Legion.

go back to. If youth can do this as well, it

important to keep the memory alive.

Students Find Inner Peace Through Paws

The Therapeutic Paws of Canada returned to the UWindsor campus once more for the Paws Room event Oct. 21, which was held at room 204 of the International Student Centre. The one-hour event was to promote stress relief and clear-headedness through interacting with the several dogs in the room. But for dog lovers like Rahul Bighe, the reason for coming was much simpler.


in general find themselves in campuses across the country in hopes to help take the edge off of some current stresses. These visits aren’t just beneficial to students, but people of all ages who find they are vulnerable to a paw’s touch. “Animals have a way of calming the heart rate basically, and getting people to respond positively to touch, which is important whether you’re young or a senior,” said TPOC Windsor team lead-

“I know this is related to stress or some-

er Jane Stewart. “It’s very important we

thing, but I just love dogs, and I just

keep up visits because it’s valuable to all

wanted to see them,” Bighe said. “I miss

the students and has a positive impact.”

Students found themselves taking the edge off at the Paws Room event at the International Student Centre Oct. 21. [Photo by // Hani Yassine]


A Matter of Observation

HANIYASSINE Arts Editor __________________________

Bill Mattice is an animator and chef by trade, but having been a sketch artist for decades, he takes any moment to engage further in the community by going back to the drawing board. “If you draw every day, you pick up short cuts, you pick up techniques, and then you perceive a little differently, and you start to see things most people don’t see,” Mattice said. Mattice was one of several people who attended the Tour de Sketch at Juniper Books Oct. 21. The sketch event initially began last year as part of the culture days over the summer, mixing the love of drawing with an engaging bike tour. But as the weather begins to get cooler, the event keeps the tour alive by aiming to happen on the third Wednesday of every month, with each event to be held at a different location in the city.


“We’re looking to make it Windsor’s monthly sketch meet-up,” said organizer and sketch artist Owen Swain.

The tour stop at Juniper Books was one of pure ambiance and grace. Music quietly played throughout as people found a spot in the library to make a sketch of anything, which caught their eye. Like almost any artistic work, those who participated found themselves in their own world as they looked to channel and perfect what they see and how they perceive. “If I just spend time with it, and draw what I see and not what I think I see, then I’m capturing some of the character of that moment, so it’s a very zen thing in a way,” Swain said. The sketch tour will find itself in City Cyclery come November. More information can be found on the Tour de Sketch Facebook page.

Owen Swain sketches the staircase in front of him at the Tour de Sketch at Juniper Books Oct. 21. [Photo by // Hani Yassine]

Young Female Students Explore the World of Engineering

Engineering girls see exactly what engineering at U of W is all about great.

what they want to do at an early age.

“We had a cap of 60 students and I think

“We want them to see that it is fun and

when all was said and done we had

it’s not just something for boys,” said

“This year the girls had a competition

about 65 show up from walk-ins,” said

Stagner. “It’s crazy to think they already

uate programs coordinator of the engi-

where they developed some kind of a

Stagner. “Just listening to them as they

have to plan out their future but it’s help-

neering program at Windsor. “We get to

parachute to drop and hit a target,” said

were doing the challenge we had some

ful that they’ll know what they need for

show the specifics of what Windsor has

Stagner. “The designs were very unique

of them saying ‘This is awesome,’ and

when they apply to university.”

to offer and the girls get to do an engi-

this year and they had fun. They had

‘This is fun,’ so it’s very nice to hear.”

neering challenge while the parents stick

different stations and teamwork op-

around and ask questions.”

portunities including fanners to get the

Windsor filled out the registration list

The event had featured panelists to an-

parachute in the centre so it was a fun

and gave girls the full tour of what it has

swer questions ranging from professors

to offer.

and professionals to students currently

CALEBWORKMAN News Editor __________________________

Girls from Windsor and Essex County gathered at the University of Windsor to see exactly what it means to be an ‘ENG girl.’ Go ENG Girl is a program across Ontario for young female students from grades 7-11 to go out to a local university and meet engineers, professors and students involved in the program.

“Here we have a day for the girls to come

in the program. Stagner said they were

with their parents and give them a short

able to give different takes of what life as

introduction of what engineering is,”

an engineer is like.

said Dr. Jacqueline Stagner, undergrad-

challenge.” Stagner said the turnout was beyond

For more information on the event,

Stagner said it’s important to have these


children come to university outings be-

girl and to see what the University of

cause to expose them early and to may-

Windsor has to offer future engineering

be help them set goals at an early age

students, visit

gives them the advantage of knowing


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Poutine Festival Draws Largest Crowd to Date HANIYASSINE Arts Editor __________________________

One venue seemed to have its hands full as many were drawn and salivated by the smell of fresh gravy and cheese curds. Poutine has recently skyrocketed in popularity. A delicacy which is said to have originated in late 1950s Quebec, is a meal with a simple yet flavourful combination of French fries, gravy and cheese. Many poutine restaurants have opened throughout the city, but none have seemed to match the French authenticity. However this year’s Festival de la Poutine at Place Concorde Oct. 23 looked to be the closest Windsor has come to the real thing. “Tonight I’d say it’s actually pretty dead on poutine,” said Denis Michaud. “They don’t make them like this down here.” The first year of the festival resulted in 225 tickets being sold. Now in its third year, it has doubled to 450, with tickets

Mr. Poutine goes around the tables at Place Concorde, greeting patrons at the Festival de la Poutine Oct. 23. [Photo by // Hani Yassine]

Guillaume, Montreal.


“Once you’ve had poutine in Quebec or

In having the edge with the ingredients,

authentic poutine with the cheese that

poutine enthusiasts who know of its au-

be it the 750lbs of potatoes or the 150lbs

squeaks, you will not go back to another

thenticity found the food in the festival

“It’s got to be a nice, beefy gravy,” Ro-

offered again in the winter, roughly

of cheese curds, which arrived from

poutine,” said organizer Valerie Hod-

to be next to identical. Denise Romain

main said. “It’s about texture, flavour. I

around Valentine’s Day.

HANIYASSINE Arts Editor __________________________

Awards. With the awards running for the past few years, any member of the university’s community, be it student or staff will be able to show recognition to employees who have acted with distinction, regardless of position.

success of the university,” said Marcela Ciampa, chair of the Employee Recognition Committee.

are also posted on the UWindsor page, which explains the steps in making a nomination as well as criteria and eligibility concerns. Ultimately, the awards look to serve as a morale boost between all those employed by the university.

but we know that recognition plays an

being sold out two weeks prior to the event. Patrons were served with the freshest of ingredients. The 30 volunteers were stocked with plenty of foods,

was among those who went in with high expectations, which were eventually met.

think they nailed it.” With the overwhelming response this year’s festival has had, another will be

Nominations Open for Employee Recognition Awards

Do you feel a university employee deserves some recognition for his or her hard work? You’ll be able to help shine a light by helping them win an award. The nominations are currently open for the UWindsor Employee Recognition

“It’s a great opportunity for us to acknowledge the effort, the dedication and contribution of employees to the

There are eight categories in all, including an Excellence in Leadership Award and the Impact award, which highlight teams or individuals who made a ripple effect on campus through a service or initiative. Nomination guidelines

“Recognition is a great motivator,” Ciampa said. “People who get nominated, they don’t do this for the recognition,

important role in employee engagement.” The deadline for the nominations is Monday, Nov. 16. The nominations are filled out and submitted online through the awards’ UWindsor page.



Scholarship Centre Aims for Digital Cohesion HANIYASSINE Arts Editor __________________________

As time and technology move forward, several universities have made steps towards the digitalization of scholarly content, with the University of Windsor being a leading example through a recent initiative. A service which was been in the works over the past few years, the Centre for Digital Scholarship had its official launch at the Leddy Library Oct. 20. The centre, which is located in the building’s 4th floor, aims to streamline the process of scholarly research in a digital environment, on top of distributing the work in a more public sphere. As student research has noticeably evolved from the tangible to the digital, the centre attempts to use this to their advantage by paving the way for more effective publishing. “If one of the departments is publishing a journal, if a student has a thesis or dissertation that we make available, it means there’s going to be more readership for those works,” said Leddy librarian Dave Johnston, who helped coordinate the launch of the centre. “What we’re doing

here in the centre of the space is trying to find more opportunities for students to learn digital skills which are important and that are very transferrable.” By giving the centre a physical space, students or faculty members writing an academic journal can have their publishing costs cut by the service of the centre. It also mends the time-consuming process of creating a scholarly piece with technology via a scanner, which can quickly capture a photo of a document, which would then be presented through a web component. Fourth year students Lauren Miceli and Kayla Dettinger are among those who’ve had first-hand experience with the technology by working with the images and works of African-Canadian athlete Wilfred Harding. While they find it a time consuming process on their end, they believe it has the potential to act as a spearhead for public history. “It’s just kind of figuring out what to do with the sources once you have them. It’s one thing to kind of preserve them, it’s another thing to interpret them and make them available to more scholars,” Dettinger said.

Dave Johnston demonstrates the the scanner technology found within the Centre for Digital Scholarship at the Leddy Library Oct. 20. [Photo by // Hani Yassine]

“There’s this big push towards technol-

bers, which in turn could influence stu-

in the minority universities in Canada

ogy and digitalizing everything, and

dents to utilize it on a more regular basis.

who have centres dedicated to this,” said

history as a field has to adjust to those

So while the physical space and staff for

centre coordinator Cal Murgu. “We

changes,” Miceli said.

the centre isn’t large, the database it’s

can’t take on every project that comes in,

With the centre’s recent launch, the no-

keen to develop will continue to grow.

but we’d like to help as many people as

tion is to sell the idea to faculty mem-

“We’re confident in saying that we’re


outside of the inside of her field.

graduate, they are ready to get into the grind and working on projects to further themselves in their careers or in self-employment.”

Laporte said the EPICentre doesn’t have

The EPICentre provides events and strategies cross-platform for the University. Laporte said anyone who is looking for help with their degree and options to go into can come to the EPICentre for help.

“Any students who have any ideas in

“In cultural entrepreneurship, there will be the select few who get their orchestra job, or the Stratford acting job but a lot won’t,” said Pittman. “That doesn’t mean they can’t have a great career in the arts though. It just means they need to come up with other strategies and outlooks which the EPICentre can help provide.”

about the programs we have and we’ll

Workshop Shows Students Alternative Jobs and Employment

CALEBWORKMAN News Editor __________________________

The University of Windsor’s arts department held a Cultural Entrepreneurship Workshop for students of the arts to show them alternative ways to use their diplomas after graduation. The workshop was held in conjunction with the EPICentre at Alumni Hall in McPherson Lounge Oct. 23 and 24, informing and teaching students how to use their experiences at University in alternative ways rather than just the ‘main goals’ pursued with arts diplomas. According to Trevor Pittman, concert producer and operations manager at the university, the weekend event was to give cultural arts students and recent

graduates the tools, strategies, networks and resources they need to translate their degrees into lifelong careers. “Some of the things we’re trying to do is provide examples of people who have achieved big accomplishments in their fields,” said Pittman. “We want to give the individuals here specific, concrete examples of graduates who have done this from Windsor.” Pittman said they had Katie Leamen, a graduate from the BFA acting program at the university, come in and talk about her job with a business who runs theatrical entrepreneurship. He said she helps select artists and producers for the company and she told attendees at the workshop a lot about what it’s like to work

The two big goals of the weekend were to inspire people to create a job in their field outside of the mainstream ideals that are just as enjoyable and to give them concrete tools and strategies. Taylor Laporte, program coordinator of the university’s EPICentre, said the event received nothing but positive feedback and he said he believes a lot of people will benefit from what they heard from the event. “We get to teach a lot of the practical aspects of life outside of school whereas a lot of the university is focused more on academia,” said Laporte. “Events like this bridge the gap so when students

a lot of ‘trade secrets’ because they are very open and willing to help individuals. what they are interested in pursuing, they can come to the EPICentre and speak with someone from the team,” said Laporte. “We’ll talk to them about the ideas they have, we’ll talk to them show the resources we have available to them.” Pittman said it’s a very non-secret secret the EPICentre holds in a sense students can receive all the help they need and more.

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Windsor Symphony Collaboration Burns the House Down

HANIYASSINE Arts Editor __________________________

At the Capitol Theatre, the word of the night, or perhaps even the weekend was fire. You had fire songs, fire puns, and the ones dishing them out? Firefighters. It’s no secret the Windsor Symphony Orchestra is best known for their stapled classical programming. But they’re certainly not afraid of turning up the heat on occasion, pun most certainly intended. On the Oct. 23 weekend, the WSO kicked off their latest Toldo Pops season with the collaboration of Firesound, a band entirely consistent of Toronto firefighters who deliver their performances akin to high-energy rock stars. It’s a fascinating contrast to the WSO’s contained demeanour, and one also appropriate as the Burning Love theme fits like a glove. The program consisted of numerous classics all based around the fire and flames, from ‘Some Like it Hot’ to ‘Burning Down the House.’ In a way it is all delightfully on the nose, but great results were yielded whenever the band and the symphony found themselves in respective unison. There were occasions, particularly in the performance of The Doors’ ‘Light My Fire’ where it seemed the sounds of the band were muffling out the symphony. There were some inconsistencies where you would clearly hear one over the other, but fortunately it wasn’t too common, especially when ‘Disco Inferno’ and ‘Smoke on the Water’ brought out some

From Oct. 23 to 25, the Windsor Symphony Orchestra paired with the Toronto party band Firesound at the Capitol Theatre, kicking off the 2015/2016 Toldo Pops season. [Photo by // Hani Yassine]

of the best from both parties. The band also operates well on a pure solo act, using Hendrix’s ‘Fire’ and Jerry Lee Lewis’ ‘Great Balls of Fire’ to demonstrate their impressive instrumental skills, vocal

range and the exuberant stage antics of Loris “Zee” Zanardo.

members gives you a sense of this being

stage. To have their performances carry

a true passion project. On top of their

a bolstering reinforcement courtesy of

Firefighters perform commendable work on a day to day basis, and the warming presence of Firesound’s six

talents and solid ability in transitioning

the WSO, it lead to a memorable night

between rock, pop and funk music,

where the more heated it became, the

they are simply a fun group of guys on

better it was for everyone.

lieve they’re husband and wife who can’t help but constantly bicker, which doesn’t become at all wavered once Elvira begins to factor in.

hard to not be impressed by the sheer detail put into the set and scenic design. It amplifies the flavours of the play’s story beats, and the high number of sharp costuming from the husband and wife serves as icing on the cake. The vibrant range of aesthetics make the play a visual delight at the least, but it’s also a wonderful compliment to Coward’s script, which the actors vividly bring to life.

being trimmed. If there was one qualm, it’s the near three hour duration cannot be entirely justified as some of the dialogue can come off as needless. Yet it’s a minor issue easily dwarfed by the sharp delivery of a fun script. Be it the production design or the efforts of the cast, every aspect of this production stands in fine form.

Theatre Review – Blithe Spirit

HANIYASSINE Arts Editor __________________________

I am not a married man, though it’s probably best to stay this way when you consider the predicament Charles Condomine finds himself in. Noel Coward’s ‘Blithe Spirit, the latest production in the University Players’ repertoire could be looked at as a husband’s nightmare. Balancing one marriage naturally takes a lot of work, but pairing the fact with the ghost of your dead ex-wife is, to put it mildly, a fickle situation. For Charles, it is agony. But for the audience, it allows for a wonderfully charming situational comedy, which finds itself filled to the

brim with wit. The entirety of the two and a half hour play takes place in a single room: the living room of central characters Charles and Ruth Condomine. In going with a Halloween theme, the play is technically a ghost story. Yet it never feels like one, and appropriately so. Before, during and after the situation occurs, the chummy, sophisticated nature of the characters create a light-hearted affair. Chemistry is particularly strong between Adam Marincsak and Cassidy Anne Hicks who play Charles and Ruth respectively. The interplay between the two is performed valiantly, making it easy to be-

Usually a ghost not named Casper tends to pose as an ominous entity. But while her reveal does indeed fit in the category, the better word to describe Elvira would be sassy. As Charles’ dead ex-wife, she doesn’t terrify or unsettle, but instead happily inconveniences the marriage he currently has with Ruth. Add in the fact only Charles is able to see her, and it paves the way for a variety of strong comedic scenarios. Before the production even begins, it’s

The play could benefit from some fat

‘Blithe Spirit’ runs at the Hatch Studio Theatre every weekend until Nov. 8.





Windsor Artist Looks to Spark Creativity Through Exhibit ROHANKHANNA The Lance Contributor __________________________

“All really good art is a balance between randomness and order, between foolish play and conscious design, between haphazardness and clear logic.” This quote by Windsor based artist Jim Mroczkowski describes his outlook on art, as well as his artwork perfectly, which is showcased at the Artspeak Gallery from Oct. 18 through 24. Exhibiting as a professional artist for more than 40 years and also collecting the works of photographers that have inspired him, this was his third show at the gallery. The gallery showcased a small selection of Mroczkowski’s own paintings and photographs, assemblages of other artists, along with sculptures he had collected over the years. “I not only wanted to showcase my work but also show the aesthetic sensibility that I have when I display other people’s work,” said Mroczkowski. The artist mentioned the unique contrast present between photographs and paintings, and how people can find universal themes through their viewfinder as photographers and sculptors. His

works varied in size, scale, colour and media, some of which even required a close inspection of a piece or a distant position to comprehend it’s meaning. “I want people to interpret through their own personal experience,” said Mroczkowski. “It is like decoding the coded images and the more experiences you have, the decoding becomes a bit easier.” On talking about the foundations of his work, Mroczkowski revealed that his art pieces revolve around a piece of selected texts chosen randomly which inadvertently lead to the formation of images that evolve overtime, constantly expanding and developing. One of his works, “unconscious of the significance”  comprised of a rendition of the French artist Marcel Duchamp’s “Fountain”  along with a painting of Gautama Buddha meditating. “It was written about in an art magazine called the ‘Blind Man’ by an artist Louise Norton, who referred to Duchamp’s ‘Fountain’ as the ‘Buddha of the Bathroom’ because of it’s shape and the way it was placed on a pedestal,” said Mroczkowski. “I chose to put them together because both are icons and not just because of Norton’s comment.”

‘Unconscious of the Significance’, one of the many works on display. [Photo by // Rohan Khanna]


Nine installments into a series is an impressive feat and one may think it goes a long way but with the ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Series, it seems to be replaying the same game over and over. That’s not to say Ubisoft’s latest ‘Creed’ game is all-bad though. Introducing the new setting of London was very refreshing and some new traveling mechanics making climbing less of a task. But the game has drawn away from what it should be making you feel – Like an

assassin. Jump back eight years, or 824 years to be exact, and we were placed in the ancient body of Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad, the infamous assassin from the Holy Land during the Third Crusade. This game makes you stay quiet, learn your enemies and punished you for anything outside of that. Silence was key, the code was to live by and killing was done sparingly as you fought hard against the elements to stay hidden and out of open combat. Fast forward to 2015, or 1868 during the Industrial Revolution and we meet main protagonists Jacob and Evie Frye, twin assassins who don’t even seem to know the assassin’s creed by which the founders lived by. Whether it be intentional or by accident, with the release of seven major game titles in between and 13 games total from the first, Assassin’s Creed has lost its touch with being an assassin.

In Syndicate, you’re sent through the Animus once again and you have the ability to change between the twins at almost any time. It forces you to play as both, which isn’t all bad, but Evie being the more stealth-based character had more appeal to me so every time I had to play the bronze-knuckled Jacob I felt outside the assassin circle.

the “Ezio trilogy.’

The combat is the same clunky mess we got from Black Flog with hit box glitches galore and the same repetitive stun move before every kill. The combat is a drag compared to the first installment where you would start a fight with two or three guards and the entire city would eventually encircle you and you’d have to run out of there like a real assassin. In Syndicate, you could easily take out an entire camp, which is cool in a game but not Assassin’s Creed – it just doesn’t belong.

The game’s setting was beautiful with areas ranging from train stations, to slums, to Big Ben – which felt amazing the first time I got to climb it. Still lacking in the graphics department compared to other Ubisoft games, such as Dying Light, but with its massive expanse myself and many others seemed to have given it the slide.

The story of the game is amazing. You feel very connected to the main characters and they have real personality, the first since Ezio Auditore da Firenze of

There are also many other characters you meet who are very interesting and add to the game, one being Alexander Graham Bell, the new Leonardo da Vinci, for the game. He brings unique quirks and makes you care about the world you explore.

The glitches are still there from Unity but I will say it’s getting better.

One of my biggest pet peeves of the game, and it has been for a few, is the loading screen. We are in 2015, we do not need two minutes of loading screens, let alone one where my character is running into nothing. It offered nothing and it’s been something the series should have eliminated a long time ago. The game’s overall positive reception is something I find concerning for the future of the series and there are a few questions on everyone’s mind such as, “When do I get to be a ninja?” and “When is the present day going to matter?” So if you’re going to play the game, strap on your Animus belts and get prepared for the most ‘Meh’ game in the series yet.



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Throwback Thrillers: The Evil Dead Series vs. Its Remake

vs. 4 ROHANKHANNA The Lance Contributor __________________________

Halloween is on the horizon and there is no counting the endless array of horror classics that remain etched stubbornly in our minds, not because of their campy special effects or simplistic story telling, but because of the nostalgia that drives the moment of watching them again and again. The “Evil Dead” series is one of them. The original trilogy, which was helmed by Sam Raimi, best known for the “Spider-Man” trilogy, has created a cult classic following and still manages to create an unrivalled charm even to this day. To top it all, you get to see the histrionics of Bruce Campbell as Ashley Williams, also known as “Ash”, who is the protagonist of the original



trilogy - never disappointing at all. Recently, there was a remake made by Fede Alvarez, which serves both as a reboot and also a continuation of the original Sam Raimi trilogy. Despite the reboot fitting within the chronological timeline of the series, you don’t get to see Ash at all. Instead it revolves around a new protagonist Mia Allen, played by Jane Levy. Looking back at the original trilogy, yes it has the usual clichés of a horror movie sprinkled all over unapologetically. Bunch of people looking for fun end up in an isolated ramshackled cabin in the woods. There they come across Naturom Demonto, the book of the dead and tape recording of incantations, which unleashes evil demons and spirits. Layered with gore, the first film in the trilogy is an introduction of Bruce

Campbell’s character Ash. The sequels are a journey of Ash’s character through the horror dystopia he resides in. Chainsaws, friends becoming possessed and killing off each other in a grisly fashion, eerie music, you name it, the films have it. You could say that the clichés make the original trilogy fun to watch. Even though “Evil Dead” is a horror cult classic, there are comedic undertones in the plot that make it unique. The campiness of the narration gives an advantage to the films. It doesn’t take itself too seriously at times and that is quite conspicuous in the original trilogy. If you compare the 2013 reboot with the original “Evil Dead” series, it has slight differences in terms of the mood. The

story is dark and of course there is no shortage of violence and gore. Mia Allen has a drug addiction problem and her brother and some friends go to their old family cabin in the woods to help her overcome her addiction. David, Mia’s brother and Eric one of their friends, unearth Naturom Demonto, the book of the dead. Out of curiosity, Eric recites some incantations from the book and then things start going horribly wrong for the characters. While the original trilogy is known for slapstick horror elements, here those are eradicated because the film lacks the traits, which made the originals outshine their welcome. Back when the original series came out, the idea of depicting torture and death was still fresh, but with this iteration, the plot seems dull because of excessive


mindless violence that lacks the presentation of what Raimi was going for. The hysterical scenes of the deer trophy laughing back at Ash and the lamp mimicking whatever Ash is saying are some of the sequences of the original series that added a certain flair to the story. When it comes to sound, both the originals and the reboot exhibit that effectively. The demonic spirits, the gloomy morbid woods, trees becoming alive and the creaks and groans of the cabin give depth to the scare factor efficiently. The “Evil Dead” series is remembered for its iconic moments that define them as horror cult classics and the remake tries to create a niche for itself under the shadow of its predecessors, but fails to conjure the magic of Raimi’s vision.



Throwback Thrillers: The Amityville Horror vs. Its Remake

vs. 2.5 KAR-LEIGHKELSO The Lance Contributor __________________________

Haunting and paranormal horror movies are probably amongst my favourite types in the horror genre—those will earn my curiosity. Throw in a good possession and you have my attention. “The Amityville Horror” is amongst my favourite horror stories, partly because it is based on true events.



The cinematic story of the Amityville haunting mainly follows the Lutz family, who move into an enormous house in Amityville, NY one year following the brutal murders of the DeFeo family. The horrifying part is the eldest son was the murderer, convinced he heard demonic voices in the house telling him to shoot his five family members. Knowing the history, George and Kathy Lutz decide to move their family into the house anyway because the buying price is amaz-

ingly low. The movies are almost mirrored when it comes to the scenes, which I actually really liked. The 1979 film had a really good plot flow and I definitely feel like it was a wise call to use it in the remake. Having seen the remake before the original, I made it a mission to sit down and watch it. James Brolin’s portrayal of George Lutz was pretty good, but I think Ryan Reynolds really nailed the part. In fact, to make the kids’ reactions

to his tyranny as authentic and as real as possible, he didn’t spend any time with them so they would be unfamiliar with how he behaved both on and off-screen. Their fear shone through onscreen. I think it was a brilliant move on his part. Margot Kidder and Melissa George I feel performed equally as Kathy Lutz, while each set of kids was acceptable, but nothing special. As far as the scares go, Brolin’s performance was the only thing about the


1979 film that made it enjoyable, as the effects were a little too cheesy for me to be into. In the new film, there are some pretty good makeup looks and effects, which I think add overall to the story. Personally, I enjoy the remake more than most people for whatever reason, but if you haven’t seen it yet, I would say it’s worth checking out if you’re into things like real ghost stories and Ryan Reynolds being shirtless.

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Unconventional Music, Conventional Means HANIYASSINE Arts Editor __________________________

each artist’s rhythmic style, and how

When you think of instruments such

merely based on the instrument they

as cello, bass and flute playing together,

play. Some of these virtues they pass on

you probably think of classical music. It’s

to others upon engaging in community

perhaps something small, but elegant.

outreach and student workshops, but

Yet one group uses those same instru-

said virtues are obtained in the first place

ments to go from elegant to fierce and

through the sheer passion of the music

back again, with the help of utilizing

and its inherent variety.

many musical facets.

no musician is restricted to a position

“Besides being performers and doing

At Assumption Hall’s Heritage Room

this for a job, we are big music listen-

Oct. 23, the School of Creative Arts’ sea-

ers and music lovers,” Seymour said.

son may have had one of its highlights

“There’s so many amazing styles of mu-

through a concert by the renowned

sic, so many great musicians that come

Project Trio. Based in Brooklyn, New

before us, that we’re inspired by all of

York, Project Trio has been partly rec-


ognized as classical musicians with the souls of rock stars. Each musician carries prolific backgrounds through performing with numerous ensembles across the USA. But the combination of bassist Peter Seymour, flutist Greg Pattillo and cello player Eric Stephenson has led to a group who mix and merge genres at the bend of their whim by using traditional instruments beyond their supposed capabilities.

Roughly 60 people attended the twohour program, in which the stage was practically emptied for the musicians to work their magic. Audiences experienced tributes to Django Reinhardt and Johannes Brahms, seamless transitions between genres and attention-grabbing performances, which engaged listeners by evoking a sense of wonder and adventure. Ultimately by walking the walk, the group wants people leaving the con-

“This group has given us a great op-

cert not only entertained, but to be a bit

portunity to throw a lot of wild styles

more willing to embrace the joys of mu-

and wild sounds,” Pattillo said. “These

sic on top of learning a bit more about

instruments have many facets and you

the musicians themselves.

can use their many sounds and skills to explore new music.”

Greg Pattillo (left), Peter Seymour (middle) and Greg Stephenson (right) who make up Project Trio perform a concert at Assumption Hall’s Heritage Room Oct. 23. The trio use classical instruments to perform a wide variety of musical genres. [Photo by // Hani Yassine]

“I think the music we play is a reflection of who we are as people,” Stephenson

Classical, jazz, rock and hip-hop are

said. “Through all the learned lessons

among the several genres performed

and learning the music of the past, lis-

by the group, which range from original

tening to the music of today, I think our

works to set interpretations. Their dy-

music reflects all of that and the inspira-

namic creative philosophy reflects upon

tions we’ve taken.”

Roughly 60 people attended the Project Trio concert at Assumption Hall’s Heritage Room Oct. 23. [Photo by // Hani Yassine]



Spitfires Beat Knights Big With Short Bench BRETTHEDGES Sports Editor __________________________

It was a streak the Windsor Spitfires were more than happy to break against an old Ontario Hockey League rival. The Spitfires followed up a 5-2 win and a 3-1 loss on the road in North Bay and Sudbury earlier in the week with a decisive 6-3 victory over the London Knights at the WFCU Centre Oct. 25. In the process, Windsor snapped a winless streak at home against the Knights dating back to Oct. 19, 2013. Spitfires forward Aaron Luchuk continued his hot start to the regular season by scoring what proved to be the game-winning goal in the third period to push his team-lead total to eight. Luchuk said the Spitfires made a statement with a depleted lineup, as six out of just 16 skaters recorded multiple points on the afternoon. “It’s a huge win for us,” Luchuk said. “It’s a big win for the team and the organization. It’s something we can build off of

Mikhail Sergachev of the Windsor Spitfires enters the offensive zone with the puck during OHL action at the WFCU Centre Oct. 25. The Spitfires beat the Knights for the second time this season and for the first time at home in over two years with a 6-3 win. [Photo by // Kevin Jarrold]

moving forward.” Luchuk admitted his time with the

Yacimowicz would respond a few min-

cinto and Bradley Latour on the power

Thompson head-coaching era.

Spitfires hasn’t yielded many victories

utes later for the Knights when he took a

play sandwiched around an Aaron Ber-

over the Knights but was glad to see the

drop pass from Mitch Marner and fired

isha goal for the Knights to make it 4-3

Mike Giugovaz stopped 23 of 26 shots

streak of over two years of futility on

a shot off the post and in to tie the game

after two periods.

home ice come to an end. Windsor also

at one. The opening period included

govaz was a member of the Knights last

more offense as Windsor defensemen

season before getting dealt to the Spit-

Budweiser Gardens in London Oct. 30.

holds an early 2-0 lead in the season se-

In the third, Windsor pushed their

ries, which will see the two teams battle

fires just prior to the start of 2015-16 and

Jalen Chatfield blasted a slap shot from

lead to two with Luchuk’s eighth of the

The Spitfires round out the weekend

has been in net for both Windsor victo-

eight times.

the top of the circle and into the net for

with an early afternoon game on Hal-

ries over London, stopping 60 shots in

loween against the Guelph Storm Oct.

the process.


just over two minutes left to play and

“After dropping the game in Sudbury, to

“It’s always the goal to win all three

trailing 5-3, Knights head coach Dale

come back and beat a team like London

games but this will be a tough one,”

Hunter pulled Vella for an extra attacker

definitely shows we’re going in the right

but it would prove to be a futile effort.

direction,” Chatfield said. “We just need

“For us to take two wins away from them is huge and it’s exciting,” said Luchuk. Spits rookie Gabriel Vilardi opened the scoring three minutes into the first period when he snapped a rolling puck

the first of three Spitfire power play goals to take a 2-1 lead. Just 41 seconds later, London’s Kole Sherwood scored on an individual effort to even the game at two after 20 minutes of play.

year to give them and the 4,800 fans at WFCU Centre some breathing room as the Knights continued to push. With

for the victory in goal for Windsor. Giu-

A neutral zone turnover gave Wind-

to keep moving forward from here.”

week beginning with a clash with the Flint Firebirds at home Oct. 29 before the Spits and Knights play for the second time in less than a week, meeting at

Chatfield said. “I think our team will be ready for it. We need to keep playing hard and keep winning games. It’s been

past Emmanuel Vella of the Knights for

The second period would feature a pair

sor’s Cole Carter an empty-net goal for

The Spitfires will once again play three

a good start to the year so we’ll see how

his seventh goal of the season. Chandler

of Spitfire goals from Cristiano DiGia-

another Spitfires victory in the Rocky

games in three nights this upcoming

we do.”

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Windsor Blows Past Waterloo In Football Season Finale

BRETTHEDGES Sports Editor __________________________

35-yard interception for his first career

The Windsor Lancers football team fin-

Gayer finished the regular season lead-

ished the 2015 season with a convincing 44-14 win over the Waterloo Warriors at

OUA touchdown. ing the conference with 45 solo tackles while starting all eight games. D’Amore

Alumni Field.

believes Gayer can be a cornerstone for

The Lancers completed the 2015 OUA

side fellow linebacker  Frank Renaud,

regular season with a 2-6 record and failed to make the OUA playoffs for the first time in five seasons under head coach Joe D’Amore. Waterloo, however finished the season with an 0-8 record under first-year head coach Chris Bertoia. “It’s been a tough year but I told the guys this is a one time thing,” explained D’Amore. “This is not a trend. We’re going to get going and get back to where we were ... We talked about building some momentum towards 2016 and they played hard for the senior guys today so it was good. “

Windsor defense in the future alongwho suffered a season-ending knee injury in training. “He’s outstanding,” D’Amore said. “It will be a disappointment if Gayer is not recognized across the province and even nationally as an all-star. I think people recognize how good he is. He stood out like a sore thumb out there showing how good of a football player he is and how tough and physical he is. He does everything you need.” O’Halloran caught his first touchdown from Wright to give Windsor a 29-4 lead before Girard closed out the first half scoring with a 33-yard field goal

Against the Warriors, Lancers third year

for the Warriors on the final play of the

quarterback Casey Wright finished the

second quarter. The Lancers led 29-7 at

game with 254 yards and three touch-

halftime and continued to pad their lead

downs passes. Wright’s favourite target

in the last half of their regular season.

during the regular season finale was fourth year fullback Nate O’Halloran, who finished the game with 84 receiving yards and two touchdown catches. Running back Tarrence Crawford  led the Lancers rushing attack with 78 yards and one touchdown. Windsor opened up the scoring 10

After conceding a safety to the Warriors, O’Halloran and Wright connected again this time with a 16-yard pass to increase the Lancer lead to 30 points. Windsor rounded out their highest-scoring game of the season when Wright connected with Nick Vincent with a 67-yard pass from Wright in the opening minute of

minutes into the game with a five-yard

the fourth quarter.

run from Crawford. Lancers kicker An-

Shortly after the final whistle blew at

thony Malandruccolo followed shortly after with a pair of 25 and 28-yard field goals before the Warriors would concede a safety late in the opening quarter to give Windsor a 15-0 lead heading into the second.

Alumni Field and the Lancers football season officially ended, D’Amore spoke to the team about the expectations required of them headed into the 2016 OUA season. “We were young but I think some guys

A Waterloo rouge off of a Caleb Gi-

got some valuable experience this year,”

rard punt would put the Warriors on

said D’Amore. “We told the players we

the board two minutes into the second

need a full commitment in the off-sea-

quarter with a single point. Five minutes

son. It has to be a commitment from

later, linebacker Matt Gayer would pick

everyone that is returning to show they

off a Waterloo screen pass and return a

want to be a great football team and we

Windsor Lancers quarterback Casey Wright runs down field against the Waterloo Warriors in OUA football action at Alumni Field Oct. 24. Wright threw three touchdown passes in the Lancers 44-14 victory over Waterloo. [Photo by // Kevin Jarrold]

want to win a Yates Cup. It can’t be guys showing show up when they feel like it. It has to be all three phases - in the weight room, in the classroom and on the football field. We have to improve and get ready to compete next year.” D’Amore also expressed his desire to tweak and improve specific position groups. “I think we need to get more size up front,” said D’Amore. “We need to get a little more athletic at the linebacker spot but having Renaud back next year will help us greatly. We need to improve at receiver; we had a rough year at receiver - a lot of dropped balls. We brought in a young group that we like and we’re not graduating a lot of guys but we’ll add some more pieces who will hopefully get us to where we want to be.”

Lancers running back Marcus Kentner puts a stiff arm on a Waterloo Warriors defender during OUA football action at Alumni Field Oct. 24. Windsor defeated Waterloo 44-14 and finished the 2015 season with a 2-6 record. [Photo by // Kevin Jarrold]



Men’s Soccer Set To Host OUA West Semifinal at Alumni Field

Windsor Lancer Lyowuna Jumbo corrals the ball during early OUA men’s soccer action at Alumni Field this season. Jumbo and the Lancers finished the regular season with a 12-2-2 record and clinched a first-round bye in the OUA playoffs. The Lancers will host a playoff game Nov. 1 at Alumni Field. Kick-off is set for 1 p.m. [Photo by // Gerry Marentette] BRETTHEDGES Sports Editor __________________________

The fourth-ranked Lancer men’s soccer team ended the 2015 OUA regular season with a 2-2 draw against the Western Mustangs at Alumni Field. Windsor finishes the year with a 12-2-2 record and in second place overall in the OUA West division while the Mustangs finish fifth overall in the division with a 4-7-5 record. It is the highest finish by a Windsor men’s team since head coach Steve Hart took over the program in 2006. The Lancers will now receive a bye of the first round of the post season and will host the OUA quarterfinals Nov. 1 at 1 p.m. at Alumni Field. Their oppo-

nent will be determined after the quarterfinal matches take place Oct. 28. “We have a week now to get together and produce some results,” Hart said. “As far as we are concerned, if we work hard this week and play hard and play our game we will be fine. We will most likely play against McMaster.” With the game posing as the last chance for Western to earn some points toward their final standing, the match was expected to be tight. The Mustangs opened the scoring just twelve minutes into the match when Mohammad Nefar scored his second goal of the season. Western held the lead for the next 30 minutes until Windsor’s Damon Johnson scored the equalizer to send the game to halftime tied at one goal each.

Western once again struck first five minutes into the second half. Parker Seymour fired the ball past Lancers goaltender Kyle Vizirakis and put the visitors up on top. Windsor would not let the Mustangs lead for long as Lyowuna Jumbo tied it up just three minutes later for his eighth goal of the year. Both teams applied pressure through the remainder of the game creating an intense atmophere on the field. Windsor had multiple chances throughout the half, but was unable to capitalize and the game remained deadlocked until the final whistle. Windsor’s Leighton Speechley-Price finished the season tied for second in the OUA in goals scored with 11, five behind Mike Cox of the York Lions.

Speechley-Price said the team was disappointed they did not finish first overall after the regular season but it is all about the playoffs now. “I’m proud to be a part of history here in Windsor but it’s not just one player,” said Speechley-Price. “There are 11 men on the pitch that have been scoring throughout the season. I think we have the best squad in the league but unfortunately that is what one game [5-1 loss to Guelph, Oct. 9] can do to you.” Speechley-Price said the Lancers will use the time afforded to them in between matches due to their first-round bye to prepare for the winner of McMaster and Laurier Oct. 28 and is looking forward to whichever opponent advances. Windsor and McMaster split

a pair of meetings during the regular season, with the home team prevailing with a 2-1 victory in both contests. “If we can replicate our performance from our previous matches against either team I have no doubt we will be in the OUA Final Four,” Speechley-Price said. “I have full confidence in this squad. It’s a great group of players. We will do whatever it takes to get to the CIS nationals.” The OUA Final Four will be hosted by the highest remaining seed in the OUA West division, based on the league’s rotation base Nov. 6 and 7. The OUA will send three representatives to the CIS national championships between Nov. 12 and 14 in Toronto, hosted by York University.

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Lancer Women’s Soccer Team Ready For Playoff Redemption

Western Mustang Grace Grafham splits two Windsor Lancer defenders during OUA women’s soccer action at Alumni Field Oct. 25. Windsor dropped a 1-0 decision to the Mustangs and will begin the playoffs on the road against McMaster Oct. 28 in Hamilton. [Photo by // Brett Hedges] BRETTHEDGES Sports Editor __________________________

The Lancer women’s soccer team closed out the regular season with a 1-0 loss to the seventh-ranked Western Mustangs at Alumni Field.

“I just love the way the girls are playing right now, we just need to find a goal scorer,” Hart said. “Western is ranked seventh in the country and I may be biased but I think we outplayed them today. All we need to be able to do is score. We know we are better than Western

ers on their home turf. Lancers goalkeeper Krystin Lawrence made six saves in net for the home team while Tori Edgar stopped all five shots sent in her direction for the Mustangs to earn the shutout.

Windsor finished the season with a

and anybody else, we just need to con-

Despite the shutout loss, Lawrence was

6-9-1 record to finish fifth overall in the

vince the girls and have them believe in

confident in her team’s ability to com-

OUA West division while the Mustangs


pete against nationally ranked oppo-

conclude the year with an 11-2-3 record to place second overall in the division.

In the season finale against the Mus-

nents this season.

need to work hard, do our best and be

test against the McMaster Marauders,

positive on the field. We’ve played well

Oct. 28.

against teams who are nationally ranked but we can’t let that get to our heads. We just need to play our game and go out there and do our thing.” Lawrence said the women will work hard at practice to do the simple things to put them in a position to win in the playoffs. Last season, the Lancers hosted a playoff game against the Guelph Gry-

“In every game we have a high chance of winning. There is not one game where we go in thinking we are going to lose,” said Lawrence. “We just need to take things one game at a time and hope for the best. We just need to shoot more. We are not getting enough shots on net, hitting the net and crashing the net on rebounds. Our effort will take us the rest

tangs, a scoreless first half set the stage

“I thought we dominated against West-

phons but fell 2-1 in penalty kicks. This

Head coach Steve Hart gave his young

for Amanda Boyle to score the game’s

ern,” Lawrence said. “There were a cou-

time around, the Lancers will look to

of the way. It’s whoever wants it more so

squad a lot of credit for their level of play

lone goal in the 65th minute to give

ple of bounces [that went against us]

stay alive in the post season in the first

we’ll see if we can get some luck on our

late in the season, especially against high

Western the lead and the eventual win

and we should have shot the ball more.

round of the OUA playoffs when they

side ... hopefully we come out on top

quality opponents.

despite a relentless effort from the Lanc-

We just got unlucky on their goal but we

travel to Hamilton for a mid-week con-

and go on a long playoff run.”



Windsor Men’s Hoops Conclude Preseason At RBC Brock Classic, Women Split Atlantic Road Trip BRETTHEDGES Sports Editor __________________________

The Windsor Lancer men’s basketball team went 2-1 this past weekend at the RBC Classic hosted by Brock University in St. Catharine’s while the women’s team traveled to Atlantic Canada and split two exhibition games against the UNB Varsity Reds and St. Mary’s Huskies. Head coach Ryan Steer and the Lancer men opened the tournament with a convincing 76-59 win over the Lakehead Thunderwolves Oct. 23. Senior guards Alex Campbell and Mike Rocca chipped in with 21 and 11 points, respectively while freshman forward Isiah Osborne scored 12. The next day the Lancers got to exact some revenge on the Concordia Stingers, who had defeated Windsor one week prior at the Graham Shootout in Saskatoon, Sask. This time, Windsor

would defeat the Stingers decisively 8465 and leave one last game to be played. In the final clash of the weekend, Windsor battled with the tournament host Brock Badgers to decide who would capture the 2015 RBC Classic at the Bob Davis Gymnasium. In an exciting game, the hosts made one extra play and won the contest with a score of 94-92. The Badgers trailed 45-32 at the half but would mount a comeback in the third quarter. Brock outscored Windsor 3118 in the frame to tie the game at 63 as they entered the final stanza. In the fourth, the Badgers put together an 11-3 run to take an 11-point lead with 2:11 left in regulation. Windsor would answer back with a 10-2 run to make it a two-point game with less than one minute remaining. On the next possession, Brock rookie Tyler Brown beat his defender on an isolation play and scored to make the score

92-88. Campbell answered for the Lancers by going one-for-two from the free throw line and draining a deep threepoint shot to make it a single-point deficit with less than two seconds on the clock. Zach Angelini secured the victory at the free-throw line with just over one second remaining in the game to round out the scoring and give the Badgers the tournament banner. The Lancers were led by Campbell, who finished with a game-high 30 points while Osborne made his presence felt by adding 28 points in the loss. The RBC Classic concludes the men’s portion of preseason and will now wait for their OUA regular season home opener against the Laurier Golden Hawks Nov. 4 at the St. Denis Centre. Head coach Chantal Vallee and the Windsor Lancers women’s hoops team dropped a 73-59 decision to the Saitn Mary’s Huskies in preseason action at the Homburg Centre in Halifax, N.S.,

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one night after needing a big fourth quarter to defeat Varsity Reds in New Brunswick Oct. 24. The Huskies took the opening quarter 22-17 using an 11-0 run to start the quarter leading the five-time defending CIS national champions 14-4. Windsor answered with a 5-0 run to trim the Huskies lead to 14-9 but trailed the hosts 22-17 after the opening 10 minutes. Windsor fought back and opened the second quarter with an 8-0 run and take a 25-22 lead. A Saint Mary’s three-pointer ended the Lancers run and tied things up at 25, taking control from that point on, stealing the inbound pass and scoring a lay up to regain the lead. Both teams traded baskets until two late Windsor free throws evened the score at 35-35. A Saint Mary’s basket in the final minute gave the Huskies a 37-35-halftime lead but it was Windsor who outscored the Huskies 18-15 in the second

quarter. Saints Mary’s was in mid-season form to begin the third quarter but the Huskies outscored the Lancers 26-11 in the third and took a commanding 63-46 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Windsor would fire back and held a 1310 scoring advantage in the final frame but the Huskies held on to the 73-59 victory. The lady Lancers continue their preseason schedule with three games against American opponents beginning with Lawrence Tech, Wayne State and Madonna University over the course of four days between Oct. 28 and 31. Vallee and company will kick off their fifth consecutive CIS championship defense when the Golden Hawks visit Windsor Nov. 4. Tip-off is scheduled shortly after a banner-lifting presentation for Windsor’s 2014-15 national championship squad.

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Men’s Hockey Team Nipped By Ridgebacks One Day After Decisive Victory BRETTHEDGES Sports Editor __________________________

The seventh-ranked Windsor men’s hockey team split a pair of regular season contests against the UOIT Ridgebacks this past weekend at South Windsor arena. The Lancers kicked off the weekend with a resounding 8-3 victory over the visitors in their first game Oct. 24. The rematch less than 24 hours later would yield a much different result, as the Ridgebacks provided a stout defense led by goaltender Brendan O’Neill and used an opportunistic offense to earn a 3-1 victory over the Lancers. Veteran Lancer forward Ryan Green said the team has had good puck-luck early in the year but it seemed as though pucks were bouncing over Windsor’s sticks and they weren’t getting the same opportunities in their second game of the weekend. “There’s no excuse for following up a pretty decisive win one night with this kind of loss,” Green said. In the series-opener, UOIT wasted no time getting on the board scoring just 1:49 into regulation when Adam Campagnolo scored on Mike Doan after being set up by Ryan Doucette and Jesse Stoughton, surprising the home team and giving the visitors a 1-0 lead. The Lancers tied the game up at 13:29 when

Windsor Lancers captain Ken Bradford looks to pass the puck in OUA men’s hockey action at South Windsor arena Oct. 24. Windsor sits in third place in the OUA West division with a 4-1-1 record. [Photo by // Kevin Jarrold]

guin and Eric Noel put pucks in the net

play goal from Julian Luciani just six

as well as the fifth year defensemen Bez-

minutes into the contest. From that

zo, who scored his second of the game

point on, it was all Ridgebacks as the

with another slap shot from the point.

visitors shut kept the Lancers offense off

“I maybe get two per season so two in one night is kind of unheard of,” Bezzo said. “I was fortunate to get a good shot off on both, the first one went off of a

tied at one.

scoring in a penalty-marred third pe-

Windsor exploded in the second period with four unanswered goals to hold a

tinues their stretch of two-game series

Bezzo believes the big difference be-

against opponents from the OUA East

tween the two contests was the inten-

division when they travel to Kingston to

sity shown by the Ridgebacks and said

take on the RMC Paladins Oct. 30 and

their first loss in regulation of the season


proves to the team there are no easy op-

“We have to get back to practice this

ponents in the OUA conference.

week and get ready for RMC this up-

ing to the head of a Lancers player. But

“Anybody can win at any point during

coming weekend,” said Green. “They

it was UOIT forward Stoughton who

the season,” Bezzo said. “We have to pre-

are a hard-working team, it’s their repu-

took advantage of a Lancer turnover,

pare like it’s the best team in the league

tation and it is what they are known for.

gaining the offensive zone and shooting

every game and just worry about our-

They can take two points from anybody

minutes, UOIT scored early in the period to take a 2-1 lead in the third.


and Kyle Hope rounded out the Lancer

riod. Doan finished the game with 24 saves for the victory in goal for Windsor.

to play tonight and the score showed it.”

OUA West standings.

contest. With the score tied 1-1 after 40

er play later midway through the frame

and sent the game into the intermission

while Windsor drops to 4-1-1 on the

turning over the puck but UOIT came

The Lancer men’s hockey team con-

Windsor would get a five-minute pow-

Sebastian Bearegard, Brendan Feasey

UOIT improved to 3-3 with the win

Some of our plays self-destructed by

season and now sit in third place in the

the scoreboard for the duration of the

guy’s foot but the second one I hit a lot

Paul Bezzo scored his first of the year

scoring in a 3-1 final.

when Ridgeback forward Mark Petaccio was given a major penalty for check-

commanding 5-1 lead heading into the

Act two of the weekend match up saw

a rolling puck over the shoulder of goal-

selves and go from there. We have to ex-

in this league. We definitely can’t under-

final period. Steve Anthony, Dylan Se-

Windsor open the scoring on a power

tender Blake Richard to round out the

ecute for us and not based on their play.

estimate them.”



Varsity Blues Spoils Women’s Hockey Home Opener BRETTHEDGES Sports Editor __________________________

The Windsor Lancers women’s hockey team dropped their regular season home opener in overtime to the Toronto Varsity Blues. In the opening minute of overtime, Autumn Granham’s slap shot from the blue line found it’s way through a crowd of bodies in front of Windsor goaltender Marissa Kozovski and into the back of the net to complete a 6-5 comeback victory at South Windsor arena Oct. 24. Windsor had led 5-3 late in third period but the Blues would mount a comeback in the final three minutes to force the extra frame. With the loss, the Lancers earned their first point in the OUA standings but are still searching for their first win of the season under head coach Jim Hunter. Forward Krystin Lawrence said the Windsor women were shocked at how quickly their lead and the game got away from them. “Everyone didn’t know happened but we just need to work harder,” Lawrence

Toronto Varsity Blues forward Taylor Day skates up ice with the puck during OUA women’s hockey action at South Windsor arena Oct. 24. In a 6-5 overtime victory, Day scored the game-tying goal with 1:34 left in the third period to force the extra frame. [Photo by // Kevin Jarrold]

chances and solid goaltending. Lancer Larissa Borowiec and Blue Kristi Riseley exchanged goals to keep the score even before Erinn Noseworthy

“Once I got it back from Shailyn I just

the bench for the extra attacker, third-

nham took a shot from the blue line

shot it. When I didn’t hear the puck hit

year defender Rebecca Bourgeois’s shot

which slid along the ice and found it’s

off of the boards, I just figured it was in,”

hit a stick then went off of a foot and into

way past Lancers goaltender Kozovski

Lawrence laughed.

the back of the net to bring the game

for the game-winning goal.

within one with 3:30 to go in the third

would cut in on a partial break and snap

Windsor pushed their lead to two on

a shot into the top corner to bring the

rookie Taylor Conte’s first career OUA

fans to their feet and give Windsor a 3-2

goal midway through the third and the

It was Toronto’s third goal with the man

lead. Riseley would answer with her sec-

Lancers looked primed to upset a na-

advantage in only four opportunities

ond goal of the period shortly after but

tionally ranked opponent for their first

while the Lancers scored all of their

the Lancers would get a big boost late in

win. However, the Lancers were un-

goals at even strength and could not find

the frame.

able to hold off the Blues from a valiant

the back of the net on any of their five


power play chances in the contest.

ers forward Lawrence forced a turnover,

Toronto would come to life in the final

Less than two minutes later, Taylor Day

causing an odd-man rush. Lawrence

four minutes of regulation and score

would receive a lob pass which bounced

played give-and-go with Shailyn Waites

two goals in as many minutes to force

over a Windsor defenders stick and set

in transition and blasted a slap shot from

overtime and set up Granham’s heroics.

her in all alone to even the score on her

The second period proved to be fast

the right circle into the far side of the net

With Windsor’s Taylor Shephard in the

and furious as both teams skated up

to give Windsor a 4-3 lead over the fifth-

box on a controversial penalty call and

and down the ice with countless scoring

ranked Blues after two periods.

Blues goaltender Katie Teekasingh on

said. “Plain and simple. We were up 5-3 with three minutes to go. We have the skill, we just need to execute and focus on the third period more. We can’t let leads like that slip away.” Windsor would get on the board first in the contest as Shawna Lesperance scored less than three minutes in. Taylor Day responded for the Blues to send the teams tied at one after the opening 20 minutes of regulation.

In the final minute of the second, Lanc-


second goal of the night to force overtime. Just 25 seconds into the overtime, Gra-

Kozovski made 31 saves in net for the Lancers while Teekasingh made 34 to earn the Blues road win. “We need to turn the season around fast. We are 0-4 but we are a good, strong group,” said Lawrence. The Lancer women now go on the road to battle the Nipissing Lakers and Laurentian Voyageurs in an attempt to bring home their first victory. Puck drop against the Lakers is scheduled for 4 p.m. Oct. 31 at Memorial Gardens. The next day the Lancers will take on the Voyageurs at Countryside Arena with a 12:50 p.m. puck drop.

20 //


Lady Lancers Volleyball Win Home Opener, Men Lose Two On The Road

BRETTHEDGES Sports Editor __________________________

In their opening weekend of competition, the Lancer women’s volleyball team split their first two games of the season while the Lancer men’s team lost a pair of road games to the York Lions and Nipissing Lakers. The Lancer women fell 3-1 to the Western Mustangs with scores of  21-25, 25-21, 19-25 and 14-25 on the road in London Oct. 24 before rebounding to sweep the Brock Badgers in a straight sets with scores of 25-15, 25-18 and 2515 in their home opener at the St. Denis Centre Oct. 25. Lancers director of volleyball operations and women’s head coach Lucas Hodgson thought the team struggled early in the match with serve, receive and blocking assignment but was happy with the victory in their home-opener. “It’s a big win,” Hodgson said. “We gutted it out after a tough loss to Western on the road the day before. Against Brock we took care of our home court and that is what we wanted them to do. To not dwell on the loss and come back and win today was a nice way to start the season at home.” In the season opener on the road, the Mustangs took a quick lead early in the first set. The Lancers were able to stay

Windsor Lancers setter Lauren Stirling bumps the ball over the net against the Brock Badgers during OUA women’s volleyball action at the St. Denis Centre Oct. 25. Windsor swept Brock in their home-opener with scores of 25-15, 25-18 and 25-15. [Photo courtesy of]

tangs once again tied it 12-12, en route

Multiple times throughout the third,

five aces each but York dominated

was time for Windsor to answer with

to a 25-19 set victory.

Emily McCloskey stepped up to make

almost all other stats, outscoring the

a run of their own and the Lancers did

important blocks for Windsor and di-

Lancers in points, kills, blocks, assists

just that. Windsor grabbed a couple of

minish any offense the Badgers hoped

and digs throughout the match.

leads throughout and even late in the set

to achieve in a 25-15 third set win. Shan-

After falling behind two sets to none,

when they were up 18-14, but Nipissing

With a score of 14-7 in favour of the Mustangs in the fourth set, Western began to dominate at the net, adding six more blocks en route to win the fourth set 25-14 and the match 3-1.

non Dean led the Lancers offense in the match with nine kills. Jade Zeibarth contributed 10 digs with six kills and

In Windsor’s home opener the next

Stirling finished the game with 25 assists

most of the set but were unable to catch

afternoon, the Lancers controlled the

and 12 digs.

them, falling 21-25.

game from the first serve. Transfer setter

In the Windsor men’s season opener,

within two points of the Mustangs for

The second set saw the Lancers stay close to Western, with the teams exchanging points until the score was tied at 20-20. Windsor was able to string together a series of kills, which put the Lancers over the top and bring them victory in the second set 25-21.

Lauren Stirling orchestrated a versatile offense in the first set setting up eight kills while the Badgers struggled to generate any offense. In the second, Brock came out stronger keeping the game close until the Lancers found their groove again and pull ahead

Windsor built a respectable lead over

with a six point streak to increase their

the hosts in the second before the Mus-

lead to 22-15, en route to a 25-18 win.

Windsor grabbed a quick 16-11 lead at the technical time-out and rode their

to pick up the sweep.

momentum to a 25-21 third set win.

The Windsor Lancers volleyball pro-

York bounced back to take the fourth set 25-18 and the match 3-1. Middle hitter Josh Edwards led the way for the

head coach James Gravelle and com-

Lancers with 11 kills.

pany lost a 3-1 decision to the Lions in

The next afternoon in North Bay, the

a rematch of last season’s OUA bronze

young Lancers gave Nipissing their best

medal game, with scores of 22-25, 20-

effort but ultimately fell to the Lakers in

25, 25-21 and 18-25. The next day the

the first set, 25-20.

Lancers were swept 3-0 by the Lakers with scores of 20-25, 24-26 and 23-25 to begin the season with an 0-2 record. Against the Lions, both squads tallied

stormed back and claimed a 25-23 win

gram will now travel to Guelph to take on the Gryphons in a pair of night matches on Halloween. “Back on the road again and Guelph is a very hard place to play,” said Hodgson. “They call it the barn for a reason. It looks like a barn, it feels like a barn. So I would think those new to the gym are

In the second, the Lakers came away

going to have some shell shock going in

with a 26-24 triumph despite trailing

there but they are another division rival.

a few times to the Lancers through-

I’m looking forward to see our teams

out the set. Once again trailing 2-0, it

compete on the road now.”

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