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A specific day has been dedicated to perform random acts of kindness, but our News Editor poses the question, shouldn’t kidness be every day?


Do you hate needles? Don’t believe the flu shot works? Maybe a naturopathic method would work better for you.


The month is upon us where men grow moustaches in awareness for prostate cancer, and a student group on campus

Nine of our very own athletes have been honored as All-Stars, find out who.

has started their own campaign.




MADD Launches Project Red Ribbon Windsor and Essex County take a stand against driving under the influence

CALEBWORKMAN News Editor __________________________ MADD has launched the 28th Project Red Ribbon to raise awareness and help reduce and eliminate cases of impaired driving, both noticed and unnoticed. Members of the community, emergency services and project partners got together at the Allstate Insurance on Dougall Avenue for the official launch of Project Red Ribbon for the 2015 – 2016 holiday season Nov. 4. There were many speakers, including Margaret Collins, whose daughter was killed by an impaired driver in 2003. Community leader for MADD in Windsor and Essex County, Chaouki Hamka, said MADD volunteers will be distributing ribbons and raising awareness tight until the New Year in full force. “The main symbol of this campaign is the local partnerships we have and the symbol of the MADD ribbon,” said Hamka. “It’s a small but very powerful symbol of making better choices and being responsible.” According to police reports in 2014, impaired driving in Canada has reduced steadily since 2011 but Hamka said not all impaired drivers are caught and in some areas the numbers are even on the rise. “Just because the numbers are higher doesn’t always mean people are necessarily doing it more,” said Hamka. “It just means those people who have been doing it and haven’t been caught yet are finally getting caught.” In Windsor and Essex County MADD has provided approximately 100 signs on the roads and waterways with information on where to call if they see anyone who may be driving impaired. Sgt. Andrew Randall said he hopes for well-received cooperation from the public, especially university students.

Members of emergency services, MADD and community partners cut the red ribbon marking the launch of Project Red Ribbon Nov. 4. [Photo by//Caleb Workman] “We’re hoping when students drive through the ride programs we have that they won’t have any alcohol on their breath,” said Randall. “If people have symptoms of impairment, they will be arrested It’s plain and simple, don’t drink and drive and if you are going to drink, make sure you have a designated driver.” Richard Watterson, district manager for LCBO, provided statistics regarding what the LCBO did last season to help prevent impaired driving. The LCBO raised $2.3 million last year through their in store programs and allowed for free movie screenings for 1,500 schools across Ontario which encourage students to drive sober. “Wear it, share it and live it,” said Hamka. “Anyone can get a ribbon and put it on their vehicle but we’re hoping people take this symbol and live by it and encourage others to do so as well.”

Community leader for MADD in Windsor and Essex County, Chaouki Hamka, speaks on MADD and the difference they’ve made in Windsor and Essex County. [Photo by//Caleb Workman]

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Kinesiology Association Launches Movember Campaign HANIYASSINE Arts Editor __________________________ Throughout the month of November, the Kinesiology Graduate Student Association is inviting every member of the university to come together to raise funds and awareness in men’s health. The association recently put up a funding page on the Movember website with two goals in mind. It wishes to raise $5,000 throughout the month, and to garner 100,000 minutes for the newly introduced Move campaign, which aims to get more people to become physically active. “It gets at Movember’s purpose, obviously to fundraise but also they’re hoping to get everyone more active and be healthier,” said UWindsor’s Movember team leader Adam Goodwin. In 2014, over $27 million was raised in Canada during the Movember period, in which the proceeds went towards research for prostate cancer. The kinesiology association is currently taking steps to further the outreach, with the possibility of hosting flash fundraising events throughout the campus. With no guidelines to the campaign, every

The UWindsor Kinesiology Graduate Students Association has launched a Movember campaign to raise $5000 and 100,000 minutes of physical activity. [Photo by // Hani Yassine] with a collective involvement.

feels part of UWindsor is more than

sense of community and adds to every-

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can participate. Goodwin believes the

“We’ve really tried to make a broad

welcome to join,” Goodwin said. “When

one feeling that it’s a strong community

kinesiology association’s Movember

goals set for the month can be achieved

community around it, so anyone that

everyone comes together, it builds that

that can accomplish things together.”


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Jingle Bell Run Rounds Up Local Runners for Its 21st Event


CALEBWORKMAN News Editor __________________________

The 21st annual Jingle Bell Run rounded up hundreds of runners from the local area to raise money for a local group. Walkers and Runners Around the County of Essex is nonprofit group who holds charity events to raise money for local groups. This annual event dedicates all of its money towards Community Living Essex who teaches individuals how to live in their community and provides opportunities to work and be active in their area. Robert Blair, event organizer, said the community involvement was really

Runners rushed for the finish line early on in the race for charity. [Photo by//Caleb Workman]

great and they couldn’t have asked for a better day to have it on. “The sun shining bright, the day is beautiful and we have a lot going on for the folks here,” said Blair. “We have a lot of people present and I really think we’re going to surpass our goal of $1,000.” Runners and walkers had the choice of a 10k run, a 5k walk or run and the kids got to do a quick sprint. For more information about W.R.A.C.E. or Community Living Essex, visit www. and

Young children lined up for their dash on the brisk Nov. 7 morning for the 21st annual Jingle Bell Run. [Photo by//Caleb Workman]

Participants of the event had the option of a 10k run, a 5k run or walk and also had events for the children Nov. 7. [Photo by//Caleb Workman]

Kindness Day Should be Every Day

CALEBWORKMAN News Editor __________________________

been created in response and have been

smiles to students, staff and their com-

ways trying to make a difference in their

of a chore. Their goal is to make every-

fighting to make a difference with their


community,” said Williamson. “I hope

day a happy one for those around them

Every year people around Canada set

neighbors and in their communities.

The group has provided funds for fam-

all schools can start doing something

and should reflect a community, a prov-

like this and even the communities can

ince, a county and even a world.

aside time in their day once a year to

With the idea of a day, it seems that we

ilies in need in the school, raised money

perform a random act of kindness. This

need to wait for it like Christmas or

for different causes and even sent out

day, known as Random Act of Kindness

Halloween rather than adopting it as an

personalized handmade valentines to

either, it’s the kids that lead it.”

Day, has become a chance for even the

everyday practice. Should a communi-

each student and staff member in the

most negative people to say they’ve done

ty not want to benefit itself and others


Williamson said it’s important to re-

something good. But is it working?

through random acts of kindness every

The group, headed by Roma William-

of what you should be doing for the year,

Since its start in 2008 in Waterloo and


son, has been in full force for over a year

not the only day to do something nice.

Kitchener, many adoptions on the day

Locally, a grade school in LaSalle start-

now and is constantly doing things to

With a club like this in the community,

worldwide have taken place. Different

ed a program known as the Kinds Kid

initiatives, organizations and clubs have

Club. The group focuses on providing

make it better and better. “Our kids are so great and they’re al-

take away from it. It’s not me that does it

member the day should be a reminder

random acts of kindness are closer to becoming a part of everyday life and less

People fight for happiness their whole lives through religion, books and other mediums but what we should be really fighting for is the smile of our neighbor. The day is nice but a lifetime is in the scope for groups like the Kind Kids Club. What difference will you make?

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Local Artists Raise Funds for Multiple Sclerosis Through Inspiring Artwork

Attendees of Nancy Johns Gallery and framing art studio observe inspirational art pieces at the exhibits’ reception Nov. 7. [Photo by//Rohan Khanna] ROHANKHANNA The Lance Contributor __________________________

various artworks from an array of dif-

In the past the gallery has done charity

ferent artists, which also happened to be

shows for The Humane Society and Au-

For eight years, a local gallery has been

on sale.

tism Services Inc. This year, Cornwall

holding exhibits and fundraisers for local charities, with this year’s theme of inspiration giving artists the ability to get incredibly artistic.

“Every year Nancy does an anniversary show and highlights a charity,” said Megan Cornwall, the gallery manager. “This time around we gave a theme to

said they raised funds for the Multiple Sclerosis Society in honor of Melissa Bergeron, one of their artists who has been battling the disease. “I chose the work that resonated my

With a reception Nov. 7, Nancy Johns

the artists, inspiration, and it gives the

Gallery and Framing filled with artists

artists a chance to express themselves

with Multiple Sclerosis,” said Bergeron.

and art connoisseurs alike to exhibit the

according to the theme.”

“I chose to show how art inspired me

own journey, my own personal healing

and is a spiritual experience.” Bergeron’s personal life experiences are

ed the theme and were unique in their own way, ranging from photographs to

strongly accentuated in her work and

paintings. The ambience of the exhib-

she uses various mediums to bring forth

it and the enthusiastic response of the

the underlying meaning of her passion.

artists towards the fundraiser added a

She said when it comes to artwork, in-

positive note to the event.

spiration can come from the smallest

The gallery will be donating 10 per cent

spark, and you as an artist you just go

of the proceeds from the art sale for the

from there. Many diverse art pieces commemorat-

month of November to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.

Clinics Offer Alternative Flu Prevention Naturopathic methods help with more than just the flu

CALEBWORKMAN News Editor __________________________

ter held its third annual naturopathic

Martinello said everyone is bound to

immune boosting clinic.

come in contact with viruses, bacteria

Naturopathic methods are on the rise

Naturopathic doctor, Dr. Kaitlin Marti-

and catering to people looking for new, preventative measures against the flu season.

years and those numbers are also grow-



“The flu vaccines works well but it only

“The flu shot had about an 18 per cent

targets one virus,” said Martinello. “It’s

success rate last year,” said Upcott-Sie-

specific whereas we focus on benefitting

bert. “That is relatively low compared

the over health and lifestyle.”

to other years and it’s because they have

difference of the two is the flu shot is an

The clinic in Windsor has been seeing

to project what the strand that year will

cause no one really has time to get sick,”

estimate of what the flu strand will be

about 300 patients a year with a steady

look like. Here, we maintain most of our

said Martinello. “We have school, we

this season and the naturopathic focus-

increase and Dr. Kelly Upcott-Siebert,

clients and we have no exact statistics

have jobs and we have lives that we need

es on boosting the immune system to

head doctor of the clinic, said they are

but everyone who comes back says they

to attend to.”

fight the flu and other common illnesses

projected to go over that this year. Ac-

didn’t get sick the year prior.”

before they administer anything and help individuals figure out how often cus on boosting in the process.

styles and smart life choices with stress management and other tips. In Windsor, the Lifetime Wellness Cen-

30,000 Canadians have gone through

contains both homeopathic and herbal

nello, said they do complete screenings

Canada are trying to boost individuals’

they are also encouraging active life-

The powerhouse booster used at the

the clinics available over the past three

Wellness centers all across Ontario and

immunity boosters. Along with this,

cording to Upcott-Siebert, more than

clinic is called Pascoleycyn Forte, which

they get sick and what they need to fo-

immune systems with orally ingested

and fungus over the season but the clin-

during the winter season.

“We really try to educate people and try to improve their immune system be-

ic’s goal is to have their immune systems prepared so people don’t experience the symptoms. For people who want to get the flu shot, they can still receive the naturopathic treatment without having to worry about one affecting the other. The main


Caboto Raises Money for Sister Charities

CALEBWORKMAN News Editor __________________________ The Caboto Club is giving back to the community with their monthly pasta dinner held to raise money for different charities run through the club. This month, the pasta dinner was held for the Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association, who is one of the 12 charities run through and sponsored by the Caboto Club. The theme for this month was Winter Carnival on a particularly hot Nov. 4. Internal executive director of B.A.N.A. Luciana Rosu-Sieza said the events always do well and with a packed out night like this one, there is going to be a lot of money going towards a lot of good causes. “B.A.N.A. treats and diagnoses people with eating disorders and all the funds

and money stay within Windsor and Essex County,” said Rosu-Sieza. “We also go to schools in the area and do presentations for students to raise awareness for eating disorders.”

Rosu-Sieza said it’s important for people to promote positive thinking and self-image. B.A.N.A. is dedicated to revealing and dealing with the direct effects that come from poor self-image and negative thinking. “A lot of organizations try to prevent eating disorders after they happen,” said Rosu-Sieza. “We focus on the things that cause eating disorders like the social media aspect and other things which influence the disorders.” Patrick Kelly, special programs coordinator for B.A.N.A. said it’s very important for the charities to have events like this so they can connect with the community and find out what’s going on.


“We get to find out what parents want to know, what kids want to know and what we can do and provide for them,” said Kelly. “We find there are a lot of people who actually need us. Here, we can give them information and see how we can help.” B.A.N.A. has been around for about 38 years and the Caboto Club said they are very happy to give back to the community with their monthly events. “The community gives us a lot,” said Rick Buzzel founder of the Caboto Charity Pasta events. “Through these events we get the chance to give back to them. We’re very grateful for all they do and whatever we can give back, we do.” The pasta dinners are held monthly on the first Wednesday of every month and all proceeds go towards the 12 charities sponsored through the Caboto Club.

The carnival pasta dinner had face painting for children and other games and events throughout the evening. [Photo by//Kati Panasiuk]

Internal executive director of B.A.N.A. Luciana Rosu-Sieza welcomes guests to the monthly Caboto Club pasta dinner charity event Nov. 4. [Photo by//Kati Panasiuk]

Coming Together in Caring HANIYASSINE Arts Editor __________________________ Two local charity groups recently pooled some funds together in order to make a hefty donation. The Windsor chapters of 100 Women Who Care and 100 Men Who Give a Damn marked their first collaboration at the St. Clair College Centre for the

Arts’ Chrysler Theatre Nov. 4. With ap-

a better place to live in,” said 100 Men

a five-minute presentation, ultimately

proximately 300 members in between

co-founder Jeff Casey. “In life it’s about

expressing why one of them should be

both groups, each member comes

leaving behind something better than

the recipient to the $30,000. The recipi-

equipped with a check for $100 ready to

how you found it.”

ent would then be decided based on the

give to one of the many charities located within the city. The donations from each member are inclined to add up to $30,000. “It’s about making your community

As to how a charity is chosen, it all

votes of everyone in the room.

nation towards the community. “We wanted to find a quick, efficient way. One hour, $100 and 100 per cent goes to the charity,” said 100 Women co-founder Maureen Lucas. “We have a

comes down to a democratic process.

While both groups believe every charity

$100 check on one hand and a Kleen-

Both groups each have two different

is worthy, a decision needs to be made.

ex in the other, and it’s a very emotional

charities chosen out of a hat. These

At the end, the night proved to be an

thing to hear about these charities and to

charities would then be subjected to

effective way to make a substantial do-

know that you are making a difference.”

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Kids Work Day Provides Hands on Knowledge and Experience

UWSA Board

CALEBWORKMAN News Editor __________________________ The UWSA board meeting held Nov. 5 discussed a few notions regarding the student body. One of the three main points presented was the UWSA and student involvement in the Syrian Crisis. Recently, there was a Town Hall meeting where university members and guests discussed the role of the university in the crises and what they can possibly do about it. At the board meeting, they decided to take action and come up with ideas in a group on a later date. The second notable item was the Student Bi-Election Committee discussion. Many students with their parents or guardians attended the beginning of Take Our Kids to Work Day at the Ambassador Auditorium Nov. 4. [Photo by // Hani Yassine] HANIYASSINE Arts Editor __________________________ With Take Your Kid to Work Day being a national program where children accompany their parents to learn more about their jobs, the University of Windsor’s version looked to push the envelope on the effort.

would rotate around the law, nursing and science programs. On top of learning about each of the programs, they would then be able to utilize it through practical experience. It essentially keeps the students engaged throughout the day, as opposed to being confined to an office setting. “Maybe at grade nine, you don’t know

really what engineering’s about or what nursing is about and this is kind of an opportunity to open your eyes to all different types of jobs,” said Radha Patel. Patel, who works as the coordinator for Odette’s Student Success Centre, is amongst those who brought a student over to learn about the various career opportunities. Fourteen-year-old Dillin

Yang was one student looking forward to the day. His dreams are set in becoming a basketball player, but he’s also keen on looking into the field of nursing. “If my dream doesn’t work out, my backup is being a doctor,” Yang said. “I want to help out people.”

The day was structured to have the students divided into three groups, which

bi-election and will run the necessary means for a fair and successful election. The three members received into the group promised they will be fair and unbiased in the election and any relationships with individuals running will be easy to put aside. The names of the individuals voted in will be announced after the approval of the meeting’s minute’s notes.

Numerous ninth grade students were up bright and early Nov. 4 to attend the university’s Take Our Kids to Work Day. Beginning in the Ambassador Auditorium at 8:30 a.m., the program went until 3 p.m. as the students present received a glimpse of the various workplace positions they’re likely to encounter in the future. While a national mandate, this is the second year the university has hosted this day, ultimately hoping the up and coming students will form a career path by seeing the different options on display. “We basically say explore,” said Marcela Ciampa, UWindsor’s manager of Employee Engagement and Development. “This is career exploration; learn about what happened in all the different fields and hopefully that will help them be able to make a more informed decision of what they want to pursue.”

The group will be in charge of the

The last object of notable interest was the notion and approval to form a group dedicated to pushing back the voluntary drop out date. The group is hoping to push back the date and possibly have it so any dropped courses do not appear on official transcripts. The official group details and goals are to be discussed on a later date.

Students watch a presentation at the Ambassador Auditorium Nov.4, shortly before they broke off into groups to obtain first-hand workplace knowledge and experience. [Photo by // Hani Yassine]

Meeting Recap


Local Folk Musician Holds CD Release Party HANIYASSINE Arts Editor __________________________

Neil describes the record as honest, and

Much like the record being released, it

with production ultimately finishing

was a light and easygoing Sunday afternoon at the Walkerville Brewery.

cherishing to his family and friends. Recording began in October of last year over the summer. MacNeil said it producing the record was smooth sailing,

The venue played host to a CD release party for local musician Glen MacNeil

and found the experience in finishing the record to be deeply rewarding.

Nov. 8. Having been a musician for over

“This CD has been a long time coming.

30 years, the release of his album ‘Where

I’ve been in bands and duos, but this is

the Heart Remains’ marks the first solo

my first solo project, a lifetime in the

record of his career. Many were present in the brewery to celebrate the release, which then followed with an acoustic concert by MacNeil and his bandmates. “It’s a collection of very personal songs about my family and where I come from,” MacNeil said. “A lot of family members have their storylines in this CD.”

making,” MacNeil said. “It’s an honest, truthful, heartfelt record that people can relate to in one way or another. I’ve put a lot of feeling into it.” While the record is not available in stores, ‘Where the Heart Remains’ can be found on iTunes and on Glen McNeil’s website. While no touring dates are currently planned, MacNeil is planning to perform more low-key gigs and

Born and raised in Cape Breton, Mac-

attend festivals in the future.

Glen MacNeil performs at his CD release party of ‘Where the Heart Remains’ at the Walkerville Brewery Nov. 8. [Photo by // Hani Yassine]

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More Info? & * Indicates Canadian Artist 1 WHAT SEAS, WHAT SHORES* - Spiritual Nap Machine (Mudtown)

2 TV FREAKS* - Bad Luck Charms (Deranged)
 3 PROTOMARTYR - The Agent Intellect (Hardly Art)
 4 ST. GERMAIN - St. Germain (Nonesuch)
 5 MIDDLE SISTER* - Cries Of The Wild (Self-Released)
 6 TIA MCGRAFF* - Crazy Beautiful (Bandana)
 7 LIBRARY VOICES* - Lovish (Nevado)
 8 YOUNG RIVAL* - Interior Light (Paper Bag)
 9 MAC DEMARCO* - Another One (Captured Tracks)
 10 WAVVES - V (Warner (WEA))
 11 DISCLOSURE - Caracal (Capitol)
 12 JILL TOWNSEND BIG BAND - Legacy, the Music of Ross Taggart (Cellar Live)
 13 ZARASUTRA* - Uncertain Assertions (Self-Released)
 14 DILLY DALLY* - Sore (Buzz)
 15 HARRIS EISENSTADT* - Canada Day IV (Songlines)
 16 DELHI 2 DUBLIN* - We’re All Desi (Westwood Recordings)
 17 THE FOLK* - Every Colour Present Wonder (Self-Released) 18 METRIC* - Pagans in Vegas (Universal)
 19 MATTHEW GOOD* - Chaotic Neutral (Warner (WEA))
 20 COEUR DE PIRATE* - Roses (Dare To Care)
 21 MANARAY* - Manaray (Self-Released)
 22 WORDBURGLAR* - Rapplicable Skills (Self-Released)
 23 THE SHEEPDOGS* - Future Nostalgia (Warner (WEA))
 24 THE HELLBOUND HEPCATS* - Turn Me Inside Out (Stomp)
 25 BORN RUFFIANS* - Ruff (Paper Bag)
 26 BEIRUT - No No No (4AD)
 27 LA LUZ - Weirdo Shrine (Hardly Art)
 28 THE FUZZ KINGS* - Your Kids Are Gonna Love It (Self-Released)
 29 NEW ORDER - Music Complete (Mute)
 30 GANGRENE (THE ALCHEMIST & OH NO) - You Disgust Me (Mass Appeal)


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Pints for Prostate Kicks off Grow On Campaign HANIYASSINE Arts Editor __________________________ Just 10 days after his retirement, Jim Fair’s life changed upon discovering he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. “It came as a shock. I had no other symptoms that addressed there was any problem,” Fair said. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the most common cancer amongst men on top of being the third leading cause of death in the country. In coming together to fight the disease, the Manchester Pub played host to Bottoms Up: Pints for Prostate Nov. 5. The simple joy of having a beer was mixed with bringing awareness towards prostate cancer. Not only was it a way to invite varying age groups, but through the local Grow On campaign, it ensures all the proceeds go towards the Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation, as proceeds from the Movember campaign don’t stay in the area. “With the Movember campaign, anybody that participates here in Windsor, none of that money stays local, so that’s one of the impacts,” said organizer John Casey. In acting as the starting point to the local effort, all proceeds towards the local cancer centre will be used to fund additional research and program development. In particular, the money goes towards having a da Vinci surgical machine readily available for Windsorites, which is able to act on remising the cancer at an efficient rate. As it’s a costly piece of technology, many residents with prostate cancer are forced to travel to obtain treatment.

“I think it’s a great tool and definitely a great resource,” said organizer Sarah White. “It’s less invasive and the recovery time is much faster, but the materials for the machine are so expensive.”

The night itself was a laid back affair, where a $20 ticket would give you a variety of craft beers and appetizers to enjoy. Live music was performed throughout the night, and a photo booth was set up

for people to partake in. With craft beer skyrocketing in popularity, it was an easy marriage to the theme of the event, as the pub found itself being packed fairly quickly.

“We wanted to bring people together of different age groups, but we want to do something for the community,” Casey said. “What better way to do that than with the universal language of beers.”

CALEBWORKMAN News Editor __________________________

game play, both for single-player and online multi-player game play.

run under alien technology and could be unstable, Chief disobeys direct orders and takes his team to get Cortana back. Thus starts the plot of “Halo 5: Guardians.”

reasons the game grossed over $500 million in its first week and continues to rise in sales.

lenge you can’t find in the story mode.

Nathan McKevin performs at The Manchester Nov.5, as part of the Pints for Prostate event. [Photo by // Hani Yassine]


Master Chief has made his return onto home consoles in his first ever Xbox One game and is it ever beautiful. At 60 frames per second and on a new engine, the game runs smoother than ever and allows for a seamless flow of

The new story is an interesting one with the addition of a brand new playable Spartan, Jameson Locke. Locke and his team of three other Spartans – Fireteam Osiris - set out to find Master Chief and figure out what is going on with him. The Chief, on the other hand, sets out with Blue Team to find out where Cortana, a super powered AI from previous games, is and how to save her. The relationship between Cortana and Master Chief stays true throughout the game and is the main source of hope to save Cortana. Although he is warned to stay away from Cortana because she is

Another notable return is the Arbiter Thel’ Vadam, the Elite warrior, who aids Fireteam Osiris. With a thickened plot and a cliffhanger for the ages, one thing is for certain; most people don’t buy “Halo” game for the story. Bigger than ever is “Halo’s” online multi-player and the term is used quite literally with the addition of its newest matchmaking type, Warzone. The return of its online was one of the major

PvP action and the new 12 versus 12 mode allows players to take control of their own Spartan and battle it out against one another.

One of the biggest disappointments in the game was the takeout of split screen. You can no longer face off against your friends and screen look to victory and a lot of people were disappointed with this.

With completely customizable characters and thousands of unlockable goodies, the online component has a formula to keep you coming back. With its updated graphics, the online game play runs very smoothly and offers a chal-

When all is said and done, “Halo 5: Guardians” does a very good job in updating the series but sticking true to its roots. Where the game will go next seems pretty clear. If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.




Local Film Premiere Draws Large Crowd HANIYASSINE Arts Editor __________________________ With the Windsor International Film Festival garnering a huge audience from those wishing to see what the cinematic world has to offer, there was one film in particular which put the W in WIFF. The weeklong festival, which occurred from Nov. 3 to 8 at the Capitol Theatre, lead to over 17,000 tickets being sold. A successful year withstanding, it was also a platform to have the grand premiere of ‘Stillwater’, which was produced and shot entirely in the southwestern region, particularly Amherstburg. The short film is a showcase of local talent as it centers itself on Windsor’s prohibition history. As the lights came back on and the seats were vacated, WIFF executive director Vincent Georgie found the screening to be nothing less than triumphant. “When you’ve got a lineup wrapped around the building on a Wednesday night, I think that says a lot,” Georgie said. Well over a 100 people flocked to see the film. It was made almost entirely by past and present UWindsor film students, with film studies professor Min Bae at the helm. Production for the film initially began in January according to Bae, with the set finished in May which was then followed by a continuous 10-day shooting period. While Bae believes the night went well, he plans to make it into a full length feature in due time.

‘Stillwater’ director and UWindsor film professor Min Bae speaks at a Q&A session at the Captiol Theatre Nov. 4. [Photo by // Hani Yassine]

“I’m still growing, there’s a lot of room to grow, so hopefully for the next two years I keep making it and at some point it becomes a masterpiece,” Bae said. The film also managed to garner intrigue from those not from the area. Latrallo Presley, who played the role of Getty, is originally from Detroit, saying the audition for ‘Stillwater’ marked his first time in Canada. On top of this being one way to form new professional relationships, it was a progressive experience from an acting standpoint. “It made me really learn something I couldn’t do, because that character is completely not me, it was an eye opening experience,” Presley said. The plan in the near future for ‘Stillwater’ is to have it screened in additional festivals. Beyond the reception the film had, Georgie hopes it’s used to pave the way towards a stronger filmmaking community in the city, with the willingness to shoot more projects in a purely homegrown state. “The key advantage to Windsor is because the community’s so collaborative and so supportive of anything local, people just want to jump in,” Georgie said.

Over a hundred people attended the premiere of ‘Stillwater’ at the Capitol Theatre Nov. 4. [Photo by // Hani Yassine]


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WIFF Film Review: A LEGO Brickumentary

ROHANKHANNA The Lance Contributor __________________________ Lego is a brand that has made a mark for itself in today’s popular culture ranging from movies to videogames and even comic books. This documentary explores the origins of Lego and the people responsible for its iconic presence. Directed by Daniel Junge and Kief Davidson, the documentary sheds light on the role of Lego in the 21st century. Founded by the Danish carpenter Ole Kirk Christiansen during the 1930s,

the toy company has seen its fair share of ups and downs since then and has reached a point where it has embedded itself successfully within the toy market for both children and adults alike. One of the unique aspects about the documentary is its presentation style. Narrated by a small yellow Lego minifig, voiced by Jason Bateman (“Horrible Bosses”, “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”), the documentary talks about the history of the company through a series of stop motion sequences, which for a doc-

umentary film is of good quality. You even get to see adult fans of Lego showing off their builds and sharing what they have felt for the toy brand. One facet that could have been explored in depth but was merely scratched upon, was the role of Lego in gender constructs and its utilization towards autistic children by doctors for therapeutic purposes. These could have been delved into more, as they had so much potential. The designers emphasize on the fact

that Lego grows with you because of its universal appeal. This claim is shown through a series of scenes in which children from different parts of the world are interacting with the toy. For people like me who have never been affiliated with Lego except through the recent feature film and a few videogames, this documentary might conjure a feeling that it has been produced just for the fans. Apart from that it is entertaining throughout and never gets dull. “A Lego Brickumentary,” despite a few

nuances has a charm of its own and manages to provide the viewer with a rich history of the toy from its beginnings to its evolution. It could have easily strayed into commercial territory, but it does not. Instead it depicts a personal tale of the iconic toy brand and how it has become an important part of popular culture. Since the toy is known for having limitless possibilities of creating anything, some parts just don’t fit well for those who haven’t been “Legolized” yet, but it sure does give a sense that there is a kid in all of us.



WIFF Film Review: Miss Julie ROHANKHANNA The Lance Contributor __________________________ “Miss Julie” is a film adapted from the play of the same name, penned by August Strindberg back in 1888. It stars Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton as the main characters. Unlike the play, which was set in Sweden, Live Ullmann’s film takes place in Ireland during the late 1800’s. Chastain’s character Julie is the daughter of a rich baron and in his absence she is trying to

nurture her frustrated yearning. She attempts to seduce her father’s valet John, played by Farrell, during the annual Midsummer’s Eve celebration. The relationship between Julie and John transports the viewer through a rollercoaster of emotions during its’ running time. “Miss Julie” is an intense performance driven narrative that drives you forth through dialogues emoted with utmost sincerity by the actors. While Julie teases and flirts with John,

the servant of the manor, the ideologies of the ruling class and the poor conflict and escalate a barrage of sentiments that define the movie. Kathleen, played by Morton plays second fiddle compared to Julie and John and her portrayal of John’s suffering fiancée and the cook of the house is suppressed somehow. Surprisingly when it comes to the setting, the scenario mostly takes place within the confines of the kitchen of the manor, although there are a few scenes that take place in other rooms of

the house. Since it is an adaptation of a play, the drama feels like a staged event and not a film, however the screenplay gives plenty of justice to the play, as the dialogue driven narrative bounces from themes like gender dominance and the divide between the poor and ruling class. The sexual tension between John and Julie is palpable and their mutual loathing and affection for each other provides a gamut of sensations that conjures a fluidity leading to the film’s climax.

“Miss Julie” is an intense drama that rides on the back of talented actors. It screams of the power struggle and the various implications that come because of it; it is an aggravated case of love and it’s mysticism that is played out through scowls and a sudden gush of being accepted and above all else, “Miss Julie” offers us a reminder of the insecurities that we as humans carry in a fast moving world in which we do our best to survive and be accepted by others.

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WIFF Film Review: Stillwater

HANIYASSINE Arts Editor __________________________ As it stands, ‘Stillwater’ moves at a pace where it feels it has all the time in the world to tell its story, despite the fact it’s a short film. It’s difficult to pinpoint

what constitutes as good pacing under

come together for a project, which is

aesthetics. You’d just wish there was a bit

More than anything the film feels like a

this particular format. But while the

uniquely Windsor, from where it’s set

more to sink your teeth into. With this

prologue to a bigger picture, especially

film outright nails the look and feel of its

to the shot locations. What ultimate-

prohibition setting, the narrative within leaves something to be desired. It’s always a joy to see local filmmakers

ly stands out above the rest is the core look of the film. Great effort has been

film acting it has plenty of time, characterizations don’t end up being properly

since it ends rather abruptly. In knowing the objective is to make a feature film, the sample is a fascinating blueprint,

put towards the set and costume design,

fleshed out and the actors aren’t given

which will hopefully one day be fully

with the photography reinforcing these

nearly enough to flex their prowess.




WIFF Film Review: The Look of Silence These events were recounted by those

mainly have their voices heard through

in directly interviewing those respon-

all-encompassing perspective, and us-

directly involved, explaining the graph-

a family man only identified as Adi.

sible for his brother’s death, knowing

ing Adi as its driving point. It also allows

ic details of their deeds in a disturbingly

We’re given a look into the ins and outs

full well of the potential consequences.

casual and even joyful way. ‘The Look of

of his life, but what ultimately links him

The interviews are conducted under

him to produce some striking imagery

This phrase is uttered on a few occa-

Silence’ retains these accounts, but with

to the genocide is the brutal murder of

the assumption of an eye exam, as Adi

sions through the runtime of Joshua

the focal point being placed on the vic-

his brother by the anti-communist re-

slowly but surely chips away as to why

Oppenheimer’s ‘The Look of Silence’,



they believe what they had done were

This historical event has come to sig-

To an extent, Adi serves as Oppen-

nificantly shape Indonesia, as the an-

heimer’s vessel and the key ingredient to

ti-communist dictatorship feeds into a

making the story effective. By watching

which placed focus into the Indonesian

delusion of the country being rightfully

interviews of the men responsible, we

genocide in the mid-1960s where over

democratic based on the mass murders.

a million of suspected communists were murdered with extreme prejudice.

HANIYASSINE Arts Editor __________________________ “The past is the past.”

which carries no shortage of haunting reflections. The documentary serves as a companion to ‘The Act of Killing’,

right. The conversations intensify and

behind the camera, constantly evoking an eerie sense of tranquility. On a visual and pure narrative sense, multiple parallels and contrasts are drawn. It’s similar

become emotional, but it’s truly when

to ‘The Act of Killing’ to be an import-

nobody is speaking when everything is

ant counterpart, yet distinct enough to

being said.

stand on its own. ‘The Look of Silence’

get a taste as to the moral ineptness these

The film doesn’t shock, but instead sim-

examines a largely forgotten piece of ter-

The film underlines this greatly by sim-

men still carry. But what gives the film

mers. Oppenheimer demonstrates fine

rible history, which highlights just how

ply lettings its subjects be. The victims

a much-needed texture is Adi’s courage

discipline upon telling this story with an

distorted morals and ethics can become.

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Lancers Suffer Rare Back-to-Back Losses to Laurentian in Men’s Hockey

BRETTHEDGES Sports Editor __________________________

A pair of third-period leads quickly vanished for the Windsor Lancer men’s hockey team and became two losses when the weekend was over. The visiting Laurentian Voyageurs swept the 10th-ranked Lancer men’s hockey team in a two-game set of games at South Windsor Arena. The Voyaguers came from behind in both contests to defeat the Lancers 7-3 Nov. 13 and 3-2 Nov. 14. With the pair of losses, the Lancers are now 6-3-1 on the season and sit in third place in the OUA West division. The Voyageurs improve to 4-5-0 on the season, currently good enough for seventh in the OUA East division. In the weekend opener, Windsor got on the board early with a power play goal from Eric Noel at 5:36 of the first period. The lead was then doubled early on in the second on a beautiful shot from Brennan Feasey who went down on a breakaway and scored on Laurentian goaltender Alain Valiquette after swiping the puck from a Laurentian forward. Lancer goaltender Blake Richard had a strong performance in the second period and maintained the Lancer lead after stopping two breakaway attempts. Windsor added another goal at 11:18 of the second with Noel’s second of the game to give Windsor a commanding 3-0 lead.

The Voyageurs got on the board shortly after on a goal by Darcy Haines and cut Windsor’s lead to two headed into the second intermission.

The third period would prove to be commanded by Laurentian, as the visitors cut the deficit to one on a short-handed goal from former Lancer Elliot Richardson. Daniel Pachis scored at the 7:22 mark of the third period to tie the game at three and the Voyageurs would not look back. From there, Laurentian scored three goals in less than one minute to build a substantial 6-3 lead before scoring an empty net goal at 16:25 to solidify the win. Richard made 33 saves in net for Windsor while Valiquette earned the win for the visitors with 29 saves. After a scoreless first period to open the second leg of the weekend set, Windsor once again built a two-goal lead with a pair of power play goals from Dylan Seguin and Paul Bezzo. Laurentian cut the Lancer lead in half before the end of the period as Pachis scored his second goal of the series when he squeaked a goal past Lancer goaltender Michael Doan.

Windsor Lancers captain Ken Bradford moves the puck up the ice during OUA men’s hockey action at South Windsor arena. The Lancer men’s hockey team currently sits in third place of the OUA West division with a 6-3-1 record. [Photo by // Kevin Jarrold]

The third period was once again all Voyageurs as Richardson and Graham Yeo scored for the visitors to given them a 3-2 win and earn the weekend sweep. The Lancers outshot the Voyageurs 34-23, with Valiquette once again earning the win in net for the visitors.

petition for the remainder of the regular season. The Lancers went 4-3-1 in four two-game sets against the Concordia Stingers, UOIT Ridgebacks, RMC Paladins and the Voyageurs over the past month.

The good news for the Windsor Lancers is they will not face OUA East com-

Head coach Kevin Hamlin and the Lancer men will go back on the road

this weekend for a two games against the Brock Badgers and York Lions. The Lancers return back to South Windsor arena for another two-game set, this time against the OUA West’s Lakehead Thunderwolves, who hail from Thunder Bay. The subsequent weekend will feature a

road trip to Waterloo for a battle against the Warriors and Laurier Golden Hawks on consecutive nights. Windsor wraps up the first half of their season with a mid-week battle against the Western Mustangs at South Windsor arena Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball Scores Upset In Ottawa, Men Swept in Home Opener BRETTHEDGES Sports Editor __________________________

sively and keep the set close. Windsor pulled away late in the frame to secure the game 25-21.

The Lancer women’s volleyball team handed the Ottawa Gee Gees their first loss of the season after a convincing 3-0 sweep of the hosts in Ottawa.

The second set was again a close battle as the teams traded points throughout. Ottawa had a chance to close the second set and tie the game but the Lancers would not go quietly, pulling away in the last two rallies, allowing them to take a 2-0 lead with a 29-27 victory.

Windsor evened their record at 2-2 on the season with the 25-21, 29-27, 27-25 wins and is now tied for third place in the OUA West division with the Guelph Gryphons. It was the first time in head coach Lucas Hodgson’s 11-year OUA coaching career he had beaten an Ottawa team. Shannon Dean wasn’t shy when she spoke about the importance of this win for Lancer women’s volleyball as they move forward. “The game itself was amazing, I would have to say it might be the highlight of my four years playing for Windsor,” Dean said. “I think it was a much needed victory and a great game to steal.” The Gee Gees led the first set early but struggled to find their groove, allowing the Lancers to get things going offen-

Neither team managed to convincingly separate themselves from the other in the third, and in the end Windsor won the last two rallies, taking the final set 27-25. Shannon Dean had a strong game for the Blue & Gold leading the way with 13 kills and 16 points. Defensively Emily Durand led the way with 19 digs, while Lindsay Morelli contributed 10. Dean admitted Ottawa’s success in the past and their undefeated start to the regular season was definitely an intimidating situation to go into, but the Lancers stepped up to the challenge. Fueling off of the Lancers defensive play helped her get involved in offense early and often.

“We were picking up a lot of balls and playing really scrappy which forced Ottawa to stay honest and provided our front row with a lot of one on one opportunities, especially through the middle,” said Dean. The Lancers return home next weekend when they host the Queen’s Gaels Nov. 13 and the RMC Paladins Nov. 14 where they will also honor the 2005-06 OUA Champion women’s volleyball team at the game against Queen’s. “Moving forward I think we have now set a bar for ourselves,” Dean said. “I think that it will push us to work harder towards the potential that we saw from each other on Saturday. I’m really looking forward to the rest of the season. On the other side of the coin is the men’s volleyball team, as a boisterous crowd at the St. Denis Centre could not help them win their first match of the season, seeing them fall to the Western Mustangs in three sets. Windsor played a strong game against the Western Mustangs in their 2015-16 home opener but were unable to come away with the victory, losing by scores of

15-25, 23-25 and 25-27. With the loss, the Lancers are currently in 11th place in the OUA standings with a 0-4 record. Head coach James Gravelle said he was happy to see a lot of people out to support the team in their home opener but the result was not what the Lancers had set out to achieve. “The first set we served pretty weakly,” Gravelle said. “That hurt us because they were able to set to the middle a lot and they were really effective.” Western took an early lead heading into the first technical time-out after the Lancers committed a number of forced errors. The Lancers improved their defensive play but couldn’t turn out any offensively as the Mustangs dominated the net with some strong blocks to maintain the lead and take the set 25-15. “After the first set our passing was pretty good and we started to serve tougher,” Gravelle said. “When we did those things well the results were considerably closer in the second and third sets.” In the second, Windsor reduced their serving errors and each team remained

within a point or two of the other throughout the whole set. Unfortunately for the young Lancers, Western would have momentum swung in their direction and closed out the set 25-23. The Lancers took control of the third set early on building an 8-5 lead and forced the Mustangs to take an early time out. A timely block from Josh Edwards gave the Lancers a five point lead heading into the technical time out but the Mustangs would not back down, chipping away at the score to earn the win in extra points, 27-25. “We led most of the second set and pretty well all of the third set but we just couldn’t finish,” Gravelle said. “It’s kind of the same old story for us now. We need to execute better and have a little more belief. We are 0-4 in matches and 1-12 in sets played but we’re looking to build our confidence back up and playing well at home this weekend against Queen’s and RMC.” Windsor will look to their weekend competition for their first victory when the Gaels and Paladins visit Windsor.



Spitfires Drop Top-Ranked Erie Otters, Shutout Storm On The Road

BRETTHEDGES Sports Editor __________________________

The Windsor Spitfires look to finish off a four-game road trip with a win against the Mississauga Steelheads after grabbing four out of six points in a trio of games this past weekend. The Spitfires started off the road trip with a 5-4 setback to the Niagara Ice Dogs at the Meridian Centre in St. Catharine’s Nov. 5 but rebounded for a road win over the Erie Otters (which included a Christian Fischer hat trick) before shutting out the Guelph Storm on back-to-back nights. “We’re pretty happy with the four points,” Fischer said. “We wanted the six points but four is good enough for us right now. I thought we finished off the weekend really well. We had a rough start to the road-trip against Niagara but the boys rallied the rest of the weekend and found a way to win. That’s the theme of our team, we always find a way to rally and win.” Against the Ice Dogs, Windsor started off the game fast, scoring the first two goals of the game with singles from Aaron Luchuk and Cole Carter to take a 2-0 lead midway through the opening frame. Niagara would respond and get back into the contest in a big way, scoring the next five goals of the contest to take a 5-2 lead midway through the third period. The Spitfires rallied in the final two minutes to score a pair of goals from Cristiano DiGiacinto and Bradley Latour but it would not be enough. When the buzzer sounded, the final score read 5-4 in favor of the Ice Dogs. Two days later, Fischer’s first Ontario League hat trick lifted the Spitfires to a 6-4 win over the CHL’s top-ranked Erie

Otters Nov. 7.

“My first two goals were tap-ins from driving hard to the net off of good plays from Latour, “ Fischer said. “On the third one, Latour again made a nice drop pass and I cut to the middle and shot. It’s pretty cool to get my first OHL hat trick but the win is what is most important.” Garret Hughson made 35 saves for his third win in as many starts while overage forward Latour chipped in a goal and three assists as Windsor beat the Otters for the first time after a pair of losses earlier this season. The Spits led on four different occasions only to have the home side respond to tie the game before DiGiacinto tipped home a Logan Stanley point shot with less than seven minutes to play. Latour rounded out the scoring with an empty-net goal at 18:53 of the third period and also had the lone assist on all three of Fischer’s goals - his eighth, ninth and 10th of the season. Jalen Chatfield had the other Windsor goal for his fourth of the season. “It was a huge win for us, we showed a lot of heart,” Carter said. “We came out a little flat-footed and they are a really strong team but it was nice to see the guys come together and play as a unit defensively, offensively and all over the ice.” Erie sniper Alex DeBrincat had a pair of goals in the loss and increased his league-leading goal total to 22 so far in the season. The next night it was Michael Giugovaz’s turn to shine as he made 27 saves, helping the Spits break out with three quick goals in the second period en route to a 4-0 win at the Sleeman Centre over the Storm Nov. 8.

Windsor Spitfires forward Christian Fischer makes a move at the blueline against an Erie Otters defender earlier in the OHL season at the WFCU Centre. Fischer scored three goals in a 6-4 road win against the CHL’s top-ranked Otters in Erie, PA Nov. 8. [Photo by // Kevin Jarrold] Windsor dominated the opening 20 minutes, but couldn’t solve Justin Nichols with any of its 17 shots. Stanley’s first Ontario Hockey League goal came at 10:13 of the second period and was the eventual winner. Additional goals by DiGiacinto for his eighth of the year and from Luchuk for his 11th sealed Windsor’s third win over Guelph in as many attempts this season. Chatfield rounded out the scoring with his fifth at 10:26 of the third period and gave Giugovaz all of the help he needed to record his first OHL shutout. Logan Brown chipped in a pair of assists to push his team-high total to 16 in only 13 games played.

Carter’s assist on DiGiacinto’s goal against the Storm continued a point streak now at nine games, quite the feat for a first-year player. “It’s pretty exciting being able to contribute to the team,” Carter. “I wouldn’t be getting those points if it weren’t for my teammates but it’s always nice to say you have a nine-game point streak. I’ve found out that I am a play-maker and that is my role on this team to make stuff happen on the offensive side of the puck.” The Spits most recent success moves push their record to 12-4-3 as the team heads into the season’s eighth week with

27 points. Windsor currently sits in first place of the West Division and second in the OHL’s Western Conference. Next up for the club is a trip to Mississauga Nov. 13 before coming back home for a date to dance with the Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds at the WFCU Centre Nov. 15. “We’re just hoping to get another four points this weekend,” Carter said. “We want to finish off our four-game road trip strong.” Puck-drop against the Greyhounds is scheduled for 2:05 p.m.

Janikowski Leads Lancers Into 2015 CIS Cross Country Championships

BRETTHEDGES Sports Editor __________________________ Paul Janikowski is hoping his final run as a Lancer will be a successful one as the Windsor cross country program enters the 2015 CIS cross country championships in Guelph with an overall men’s team title in their sights. A tight competitive field saw the Lancer men’s team finish one point behind the Gryphons for the overall team title at the OUA championship meet in Waterloo Oct. 31. The fifth-year Janikowski finished on the podium with an individual silver medal and said it was a nice way to finish the final conference race of his career after injuries had hindered him in years past. “The last couple of years have had

some very dark days,” explained Janikowski. “The OUA meet was really an eye-opener, not only for myself but for the team. Our team showed up at OUA’s - Corey Bellemore finished eighth, Joseph Kagumba finished 13th, Jordan Collison ran well ... One through seven, our whole team showed up.” This time around Janikowski and the other seven members of the men’s team are confident they can make some noise and take away the CIS men’s title from the storied Guelph program who have won the national championship an astounding nine consecutive years. Prior to their reign beginning in 2006, Windsor had won the national championship three times in a row. “It hurt quite a bit to lose by one point,” admitted Janikowski. “At that point, I’d

rather look by 10 or 20 but now we’re stoked and ready to go. We’ve been putting in the work for CIS to make sure that doesn’t happen again.” As of Nov. 3, the Windsor men were ranked second in the nation with Guelph being the only team ahead of them. Windsor will add an eighth runner to the stable for the CIS championships and Janikowski believes an extra body on the course can make the difference needed to win. “CIS is going to be an entirely different ball game,” Janikowski said. “Considering all the schools from Quebec and B.C. will be coming down so it is going to be an interesting battle again. Anything can happen but we need to make sure it doesn’t come down to one or two points because those points can easily

be made up or lost so we’re going to be fighting for every spot.” The Lancer men’s roster will include Janikowski, Bellemore, Kagumba, Collison, Alex Ullman, Shawn Masters, Taylor McArthur and Michael Pesce. On the women’s side, Stefanie Smith and Allie Parks will be representing Windsor at nationals as the pair finished third and eighth at the OUA meet, garnering first and second-team all conference accolades in the process. Headed into the CIS meet in Guelph, Smith said she is confident after placing third at the OUA’s and is also excited to participate at a Canadian championship with Parks, who is a transfer from the University of Montana in her first year of a Master’s Degree in Sport Management.

Parks has shown steady improvement throughout the season, which in turn has helped Smith find that extra gear when she needs it most. “It’s great to have each other there, pushing each other at meets and in workouts as well,” Smith said. “Every race she has been getting better and better so I think she’s set up to have her best race of the season.” The Guelph women are top-ranked headed into the event and rightfully so, having claimed the CIS women’s team title the past 10 years. The women’s six-kilometer race will take place at the University of Guelph Arboretum at approximately 11:30 a.m. with the men’s 10-kilometer race scheduled for 12:30 p.m. You can watch the race online at

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Nine Lancers Win OUA Soccer All-Star Awards

BRETTHEDGES Sports Editor __________________________

Both men and women’s soccer teams took home their fair share of hardware when OUA all-stars were given out prior to the conference championships this past weekend. Five men’s players were selected as first and second team all-stars, highlighted by leading scorer Leighton Speechley-Price, who was named the OUA West division’s most valuable player. The women’s team saw four members selected, with fifth-year defender Laura Lecce receiving her second all-star award in her career. After turning the men’s team around from a 8-7-1 squad to a 12-2-2 team who narrowly missed the OUA final four, Lancers head coach Steve Hart was the recipient of the OUA West division coach of the year award. “This is a tremendous accomplishment for our program,” Hart said. “We are so proud of the recognition [we] have received and is a reflection of the positive direction the program is heading and the hard work [we] have put in this year.” Speechley-Price, a third-year business major, led the Lancer men’s team on the field in a big way, finishing tied for second in the conference with 11 goals, while appearing in 15 of 16 games this season. Earlier during the regular season, the Lymington, England native scored both game-winning goals in a pair of shutout wins over Waterloo and

Laurier and was named OUA Athlete of the Week for his efforts. “[I’m] honored,” Speechley-Price said. “This is such a massive achievement for me.”

Joining Speechley-Price as a first-team all-star is defender Akbal Gill and midfielder Michael Pio.  Suiting up for the Lancers in 15 games this season, Gill solidified a back line that only allowed 13 goals against all season. The fifth-year biology major was named an all-star for his defensive poise and presence for Windsor. Pio joins teammates Gill and Speechley-Price on the first-team after he scored six goals this season, tied for third-most on the team. Also helping the Lancers with their success this season was Michael’s younger brother, forward Noah Pio who was named OUA West Division Rookie of the Year.  In his first season as a Lancer, the freshman striker appeared in 14 games for Windsor and finished the year fourth on the team with five goals. Windsor also features a couple of second-team all-stars as goalkeeper Kyle Vizirakis and midfielder Jack Sargent have been selected to the squad.  Appearing in all 16 games for the Lancers, Viziakis finished the season fourth in the OUA with a 0.79 GAA and allowed just two goals against during a game once this season.   The 11 shutouts Vizirakis recorded was the most by any goalkeeper in the CIS this season.  Sargent, who like Speechley-Price hails from across the

Windsor Lancer women’s soccer players Giulia Barile, Laura Lecce, Krystin Lawrence and Becca Fuerth were all named as OUA all-stars this past week for their success during the regular season. Lecce, a fifthyear defender was selected as an all-star for the second time in her career at Windsor. [Photo courtesy of] pond in England, scored three goals this season for the Lancers, but the midfielder is mostly known for his strong twoway game and playmaking abilities. For the women, Lecce was alone as a first team all-star but a trio of Lancers were named to the second team, including goalkeeper Krystin Lawrence, midfielder Giulia Barile and forward Becca

Fuerth. In her final season with the Lancers, Lecce, a human kinetics major, was named an all-star for a second consecutive year after she was named to the second-team last season.

all 16 games for Windsor and finished the year with a 1.07 goals against average. Fuerth tied for the team lead in goals with six while Barile also added a pair of goals during the season.

In her second year with the team, Lawrence - who is also a member of the Lancer women’s hockey team - started

CIS All-Canadian awards will be presented at a banquet this week prior to the respective men and women’s 2015 CIS Soccer Championships.

bench from Tyler [Persaud], Randy [Oriakhi] and a couple of guys. We need to get that help from the bench consistently. But we need to play a full 40 minutes, we can’t have mental lapses.”

for-15 shooting while Osborne had 18 points and five rebounds. Two more Lancers would score in double-digits as Kahame Msiska scored 14 points and Tyler Persaud chipped in 11.

Windsor allowed Laurier to get back into the game but were able to buckle down and earn their 10 point win, giving Steer his first OUA regular season win as a head coach with a program he led to an OUA championship in the 2006-07 season.

Mike Rocca lead the Lancers defensively, finishing the game with seven rebounds.

Lancer Men’s Hoops Score Double-Digit Victories over Laurier, Waterloo

BRETTHEDGES Sports Editor __________________________ Head coach Ryan Steer and the Lancer men’s basketball team are 2-0 after the opening week of competition in the 2015-16 OUA regular season. Windsor’s home opener Nov. 4 saw The Lancers defeat the Laurier Golden Hawks 88-77 at the St. Denis Centre. Three days later, the Lancers took to the road and brought back a 91-81 win over the Waterloo Warriors. Against the Hawks, Alex Campbell led all scorers with a high-scoring double-double registering 30 points, 11 rebounds and one steal for good measure. Campbell said it was good to start the season on a good note with the win but the Lancers must build from it and continue to improve. “For me it’s all about pushing forward and scoring buckets. That’s my job on this team - attack, attack, attack,” Camp-

bell said. “As a team we just need to trust the process. We had a few mental lapses in the game and we were just inconsistent.” Rookie forward and Windsor native Isiah Osborne had a strong performance in his first OUA regular season game and finished with a double-double, netting 21 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Fellow Windsorite Marko Kovac was also in the starting lineup for the Lancers and chipped in 13 points with five rebounds. While Osborne was content with his offensive performance, he pointed to his play on the defensive side of the ball as an area to keep developing. “I knew once I got into a groove I would be fine ... I had a couple of breakdowns during the game but I just have to battle through it,” Osborne said. “If I play good defense that will lead to more offense and more good things for us. I didn’t shoot well right away but I have to know that my teammates will find me in good

spots and I’ll be able to succeed when they put me in those spots.” The Golden Hawks were led by William Coulthard’s 22 points and five rebounds, while Luke Allin and Matthew Chesson each had 10 points in the loss. The Lancers opened the game with a 12-3 run before the Hawks came firing back to tie the game at 18 early in the second quarter. Windsor racked up eight personal fouls in the half, which allowed the Hawks to get to the line on multiple occasions and keep it a close game. Despite their foul trouble, the Lancers controlled the boards throughout out-rebounding the Hawks 27-19 in the first half and 59-37 overall. Windsor exploded in the third quarter outscoring their opponents 30-19 as they built a 20-point lead in the fourth quarter. “The third quarter was crucial,” Campbell said. “We had some help off of the

“It was nice to get the win,” Steer said. “It was frustrating at times because of defensive effort - we lost our heads a lot and gave up a lot of easy baskets towards the end but I was impressed with how we came out in the second half after coming out flat in the first. But we need to close out games better.” Shortly after the home-opener victory, Windsor took to the road and brought home a 91-81 victory over the Warriors. Windsor was once again led by Campbell, who poured in 22 points on 10-

On the opposing team, Waterloo’s Jon Ravenhorst led all scorers with 25 points, while Mike Pereira had a gamehigh 12 rebounds. After the Lancers took a seven-point lead at the end of the first quarter, the Warriors picked up their game to narrowly out-score the Lancers in the second. Windsor led 40-34 at the half. The second half was again a tight battle but an alley-oop dunk from Osborne helped jump start the Lancers again as they held on for the double-digit win. The Lancers return to the St. Denis Centre Nov. 13 when they host the rival Western Mustangs at 8 p.m.



Women’s Basketball Open 2015 CIS Title Defense 2-0 BRETTHEDGES Sports Editor __________________________ Another season has begun in OUA women’s basketball and the Windsor Lancers maintained their winning ways with a pair of victories this past week against two division rivals. The Windsor Lancer women’s basketball team opened up the OUA regular season with an 85-80 victory over the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks before traveling to Waterloo three days later and dominating the Warriors 88-63. Prior to the home opener against Laurier, the UWindsor athletic department recognized the five-time defending champions by raising their CIS championship banner into the rafters and presented the team with their championship rings. Head coach Chantal Vallee took to center court to present Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment CEO Richard Peddie with a championship ring and thank the UWindsor alumnus for his dedicated support of Lancer athletics. The women took to the court shortly after, with the most notable performance of the night being Cheyanne Roger who erupted in the second half to lead the Lancers on opening night with 24 points and 13 rebounds. Roger said it was nice to have the 201415 CIS Championship banners raised to the rafters of the St. Denis Centre but said the win over the Hawks was just as important. “It was nice to remind ourselves of what we did and accomplished last season,” Roger said. “But our first win was definitely a good one. It was tougher than what we are used to in the past but a win is a win. I think it was a great win to start the year for us and Laurier is a good team.” Registering the games only other double-double was Emily Prevost, who kicked in 17 points and 10 rebounds. It took Erica McFadden more than one year to make her Lancer debut but she certainly made it count, scoring 14 points in her first game. McFadden, a transfer from Guelph, was an OUA West All-Rookie team with the Gryphons in 2012-13. As per CIS transfer rules, McFadden had to sit out and watch from the sideline the whole season as Windsor won their fifth straight national title. “It feels amazing to finally play on our home court,” McFadden said. “Last year was tough. By just practicing I couldn’t apply anything to a game situation so it is definitely exciting to contribute.” The Golden Hawks had a balanced scoring effort, led by Nicole Morrison who had a team-high 21 points and seven assists. Kaitlyn Schenck and Sarah Dillon each chipped in 13 points while Courtney Bruce added 12 points and a team high four rebounds.

“It was a good chance to work on our defense,” Roger said. “We knew what we had to do in the game but we lost track of what our defensive game plan was. We were able to pull through with the win and that is all that matters.” The opening half of OUA regular season basketball saw a lot of back and forth play with Laurier who held a narrow two point, 20-18, lead after the first quarter. Windsor would wake up in the second frame, with some solid shooting from Roger and McFadden giving the Lancers a 37-32 lead heading into the halftime break. The second half was similar to the first with each team winning a quarter by two points. In the end, timely baskets would keep the game hovering the double-digit mark but Laurier showed a slight edge from the free throw line knocking down 10-11 from the charity stripe while the Lancers went 16-for-21. The team was ranked ninth in the CIS prior to the beginning of the regular season, but Vallee said the ranking doesn’t bother her at all. “Rankings are just people’s opinions,” Vallee said. “They are not based on any statistics or anything. It’s people’s opinions of what they think of us. We’re young, it’s going to take us time but we are not going to win many games if we allow 80 points on defense and that’s a problem for me.”

Andrea Kiss of the Windsor Lancers drives baseline against a Laurier Golden Hawks defender during OUA women’s basketball action at the St. Denis Centre Nov. 4. Kiss scored 13 points against the Hawks and added 16 points and 11 rebounds in a blowout win over the Waterloo Warriors Nov. 8. [Photo by // Kevin Jarrold]

The women’s hoops squad went on to earn their second win of the season with a convincing 88-63 victory over the Waterloo Warriors at the PAC gym in Waterloo Nov. 8. With the win the ninthranked Lancers are 2-0 on the season and are tied for first place in the OUA West division standings with the Western Mustangs. The Warriors drop to 0-2 on the year and are tied for the final spot in the West division with Laurier. Fourth-year guard Caitlyn Longmuir led Windsor with a game high 20 points while three additional Lancers registered double-doubles. Fellow fourth year Andrea Kiss put up 16 points and 11 rebounds, Cheyanne Roger had 14 points and 12 rebounds while Emily Prevost had a game high 17 rebounds to go along with 12 points. Nicole Schlick and Emily Wilk led the host Warriors with 14 points apiece. After a tight first quarter saw the Lancers only leading by one heading into the second, the Windsor women exploded and outscored the hosts 31-8 in the frame to take a 50-26 lead at the halftime break. The Warriors bounced back in the second half playing a tight game against Windsor, but the Lancers strong second quarter helped them maintain their sizable lead en route to victory. Windsor will return to the St. Denis Centre Nov. 13 when they host the rival Mustangs in a battle for top spot in the OUA West division.

Windsor Lancers women’s head coach Chantal Vallee poses with Richard Peddie, a UWindsor alumnus and former president/ CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment. Vallee presented Peddie with a CIS championship ring prior to tip-off Nov. 4 and thanked Peddie for his continued support of the Lancer women’s basketball. [Photo by // Kevin Jarrold]

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Express Fall To Raptors 905 In Historic Night At WFCU Centre BRETTHEDGES Sports Editor __________________________ It was another important chapter in the history of professional basketball in the country of Canada - and it all took place in the City of Roses. The two-time defending National Basketball League of Canada champions, the Windsor Express welcomed the NBA Development League’s Raptors 905 - the affiliate of the Toronto Raptors - to the WFCU Centre for an exhibition game. This was the first live basketball action of the season for both teams and Raptors 905’s inaugural exhibition game as a franchise. NBL Canada commissioner Dave Magley said it was a historic night for Canada’s only professional league to be associated with the NBA. “It means a lot for us to have a relationship in the NBA and have an open dialogue with one of their D-league team’s like the Raptors 905,” Magley said. “It validates us as a league and helps us build the basketball brand throughout Canada. We want to work with the Toronto Raptors and the 905. We see there is plenty of room for all of us to build this great game in this awesome country.” The game was the first time an NBL Canada team competed against any NBA D-league team and half of the proceeds went to the local charity Transition to Betterness (T2B), which is dedicated to the providing comforts to the patients and families who are impacted by a life-altering illness. T2B executive director Amber Hunter said the organization prides itself on having cutting edge events that are different and said they were proud to have an opportunity to be a part of a historic event in Canadian professional basketball. “To have this crowd and have our letters and our logos up, it was huge for us,” said Hunter. “Any kind of promotion like this is wonderful. With the work we do ... facilitating 17 programs to our area hospitals and healthcare facilities, many of those programs affect the families and impact some of the individuals here today. We’ve been so proud to be a part of this.” The Express found themselves in shooting trouble early in the game missing the mark on their first few field goal attempts. Raptors 905 controlled the pace of the game, hitting shots in transition and wowing the crowd by lobbing and throwing down multiple alley-oop dunks in the contest. As the first quarter of action concluded, the Express faced a large deficit, down 35-19. More of the same continued in the second quarter as problems creating open shots hampered the Express. Raptors 905 showed the Windsor fans some excitement late in the second quarter when forward Keanau Post lobbed a

Windsor Express guard Adrian Moss handles the basketball against the Raptors 905 during NBL Canada vs. NBA D-league exhibition play at the WFCU Centre Nov. 5. Moss wowed the hometown crowd with 38 points but a tying three-point shot at the buzzer would not fall, giving the Raptors 905 a 117-114 win over the Express. [Photo by // Kevin Jarrold] ball towards the basket for 6’9” forward Michale Kyser to slam home. Closing out the first half, the Express trailed, 6143. Strong first half performances were turned in by Windsor’s Adrian Moss with 11 points, two assists and a steal and by Raptors 905’s Axel Toupane, who had 14 points, three assists and five rebounds. The Express came out in the second half firing on all cylinders forcing a turnover on the opening inbound and draining a three-pointer at the hands of Moss. Guard Raheem Singleton provided a spark off the bench with precision free throw shooting and ball handling. Despite these efforts, the Express could not cut the lead and trailed 92-69 headed into the fourth quarter. Looking to light a fire under his teammates, former Windsor Lancer Jahmal McQueen came up with a momentum-shifting block on Raptors 905’s three-point shooter Melvin Johnson early in the fourth quarter. The Express responded and rallied back to cut the lead to eight with under two minutes to go in the game thanks to help from the crowd and guidance from first-year coach Tony Jones. After a series of free throws, the Express found themselves down only three points with three seconds left. A set play to intentionally miss a free throw and rebound the ball worked perfectly allowing the Express to get the ball into the hands of Moss, their hottest

shooter. As the final buzzer sounded, Moss’ potential game-tying three-point attempt went up in time but rimmed out to end the game at 117-114 in favor of Raptors 905. Player of the game was awarded to Windsor’s Moss who shot 65 per cent with 38 points, six assists, three rebounds and three steals. McQueen said the team’s first quarter was bad but considering they were playing an NBA D-league team, he gave

them an “OK” rating. McQueen began his collegiate career with the Sheridan Bruins of the OCAA before coming to Windsor to play for Chris Oliver and the Lancers of the OUA. Last season saw the Express sign McQueen as a Canadian rookie to round out their stacked roster, ultimately winning an NBL Canada championship over the Halifax Rainmen. “I’ve been manifesting good basketball opportunities where I can learn, grow

and become a better well-rounded person,” McQueen said. “I think having a positive attitude and focusing on what’s best for me and my life has brought me to these situations such as playing against an NBA D-league team and those opportunities are going to continue to come because of the attitude I keep.” The Express open the NBL Canada regular season at home against the Orangeville A’s, Dec. 26th at the WFCU Centre. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

Nick Williams of the Windsor Express drives baseline against a Raptors 905 defender during the first ever NBL Canada vs. NBA D-league exhibition action at the WFCU Centre Nov. 5. Raptors 905 beat the Express 117-114 in the latest chapter in the history of Canadian professional basketball. [Photo by // Kevin Jarrold]

Issue 10, Volume 88 - The Lance  

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