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Police launch internal review of LEARN Officers canvassed student neighbourhoods for personal info Iain Boekhoff NEWS EDITOR The London Police Service is launching an internal review of their Project LEARN campaign in light of recent criticism of enforcement tactics. Over the weekend, it was revealed that police have been canvassing student neighbourhoods in London and collecting the personal information of residents as part of their Project LEARN campaign. The London Free Press reported that in some cases students were asked for their parents’ information as well. Brad Duncan, chief of the London Police Service, confirmed students have been the target of this campaign. “[The police canvassing is] related to Project LEARN, and related to specific areas where we have been engaged with large parties that have caused considerable community engagement from neighbours in the surrounding area, and have caused considerable issues with police in terms of trying to manage the areas,” Duncan said. Amir Eftekarpour, vice-president external for the University Students’ Council, said the police canvassing was not an effective way for police to interact with students. “When you have canvassing that is getting student records just for the sake of keeping track of people for potentially causing some sort of disturbance, just because they
are part of a group that in the past has had a disturbance or two, that is really not community engagement. That is not mutual respect, it is much more arbitrary — identifying a certain group and keeping tabs on them which is just not the best way to do it.” “We admit that we [students] can be very inconsiderate of our neighbours, not just London people, but also other students,” Eftekarpour said. “The best way to [eradicate that] is through police programs that promote mutual respect, outreach and engagement.” Eftekarpour cited a recent example of positive police canvassing in London before Homecoming during which he, an off-campus mediator and police constables talked to students on Broughdale and Huron streets. Project LEARN (Liquor Enforcement and Reduction of Noise) has faced increased scrutiny this year. The pressure has been mounting in recent weeks and Duncan commissioned the internal review of the programin response.. “I have commenced an internal review of 2013 Project LEARN in light of concerns raised over the approach to students occupying homes in specific neighbourhoods where continued community problems exist,” Duncan said in a statement. “We are looking at it from an internal perspective and I hope in the next short while I will be able to
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come out publicly and provide some more clarity around the issue and a way forward as well,” he said. Today, Duncan and other police representatives will be meeting with USC representatives including Eftekarpour and president Pat Whelan, as well as city councillor Matt Brown, chair of the Town and Gown Committee, to discuss the future of Project LEARN. Eftekarpour said he is going to propose to the police that anyone who receives a Project LEARN citation should get community service and have to write an apology letter
to the neighbour they affected if it’s a minor infraction — or if a monetary fine is necessary, that it be a small one and that the money go to community service initiatives. Eftekarpour has cited the way Hamilton deals with its student population — through police community outreach and education — as a model. There, he said, students are more engaged politically in the city, and there is major student retention because of the relationship between students and the city. Ultimately, the USC is fighting for a community spirit between fellow
students and their London neighbours where everyone knows each other and can live in relative peace. “Really the whole point is to create a system not only of mutual respect, but education, because a student who receives a massive fine isn’t going to say all of a sudden, ‘I realize what I’ve been doing wrong’ — it just creates resentment and a gap between the students and the city,” Eftekarpour said. “The zero-tolerance nature of the program creates a gap between where we are and where we want to be.”
Interns should be protected by Ont. law: Minister Megan Devlin NEWS EDITOR The Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act is to be revised to include protections for co-op students and interns. This comes after an internal briefing note within the ministry of labour was leaked to the Toronto Star. The note drew attention because it advised the government on two loopholes in the OHSA that excluded unpaid co-op students, interns and unpaid apprentices from protection under the act. As it stands, the OHSA appears to only protect workers who receive a paycheque. This is because the act does not deem unpaid interns to be workers. “What’s come to light is that
[protections under the OHSA] don’t apply to unpaid interns, and they potentially don’t apply to unpaid apprenticeships,” Joel Duff, spokesperson for the Ontario Federation of Labour, said. “This would then prevent them from having recourse through the Ministry of Labour to resolve a dispute of mistreatment in the workplace,” Duff continued. According to Duff, the problem is the OHSA has many provisions designed specifically for the safety of young workers, who he says are the most vulnerable to workplace hazards and injury. “The right to refuse unsafe work is a right that should be sacrosanct to any worker in any workplace,” Duff said. Yasir Naqvi, the Ontario Labour
What’s come to light is that [protections under the Ontario Health and Safety Act] don’t apply to unpaid interns, and they potentially don’t apply to unpaid apprentices” — Joel Duff
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Minister, has called for a change in the OHSA to protect these vulnerable young workers. “Workers in Ontario deserve strong workplace protections and I have been on a mission to make sure young workers, in particular, are aware of their rights and are working and learning in safe workplaces,” Naqvi said in a statement.“That is why we are reviewing the rules for co-op students under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act to ensure they have all the same rights and protections as other workers,” Naqvi said. Naqvi said co-op students already have protection — including safe workplace requirements — under the Employment Standards Act. “I have been very active around the issue of internships; proactively
reaching out to post-secondary institutions, employers and young people to make sure there is no confusion out there in terms of our rules — regardless of your job title or position, if you perform work for somebody, unless you are a co-op student or self-employed, you are protected under the Employment Standards Act and entitled to things like minimum wage,” Naqvi said. However, the OHSA still does not recognize them. Andrew Langille, a Toronto labour lawyer, said it was important that students, trainees and interns be covered under the OHSA. By not being covered, young unpaid workers are missing out on critical health and safety >> see ONT. pg.3
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Spoke to welcome all travel mugs again Richard Raycraft NEWS EDITOR Students seeking the environmental discount at The Spoke will no longer have to buy a Spoke travel mug to get it. On Tuesday, October 8, The Gazette reported that the Spoke would be discontinuing the environmental discount for filling up travel mugs, while a 50-cent discount would be applied to branded Spoke mugs that sold for $10. The new policy was to take effect starting January of next year. Currently, all travel mugs qualify for an environmental discount of 15 cents, which would have been taken away by the proposed policy. The idea behind the initiative was to promote the Spoke brand on campus. According to Spencer Brown, vice-president finance of the USC, the proposed discount for Spoke mugs will continue at 50 cents, but non-Spoke mugs will now still be afforded the usual 15 cent discount — making the price of a fill-up $1.49 for Spoke mugs, and $1.85 for nonSpoke mugs, applying the discount to a $2 coffee. “We re-evaluated the program, so we are keeping the program — the $1.49 coffee environmental discount — and we’re still selling the [Spoke] mugs,” he explained. “But we are updating the environment portion of that, so we will be reinstating the environmental discount at 15 cents per cup.” A sign hung in the Spoke earlier this month created confusion by implying the cafe wouldn’t fill offbrand mugs at all starting in the new year, though according to Brown this
was never part of the official policy. The sign was recently removed. “Again we will be taking outside mugs and they will get that discount,” he clarified. The decision was reversed after the USC received negative feedback from a number of students, which Brown said was a large part of changing the program. “We did receive some feedback, obviously the Gazette article was feedback in itself,” he said. “So we did receive feedback and we looked at it and realized that the two programs [the Spoke mug discount and the environmental discount] weren’t mutually exclusive — we could do both programs at the same time.” In addition to the comments on the Gazette article, Brown also said that the USC had received a few e-mails from concerned students who were unhappy with the new policy. The reformed policy will still take effect in the new year, starting in January, though the USC will be making an effort to inform students about the change later this week. “We’re going to re-put up the sign, and we’ll be changing the sticker so that [it says] you can bring in other travel mugs,” Brown said. “We’ll also be giving out flyers, promoting the new change, and you’ll see some Twitter activity, but nothing major.” Brown stated his hope that the reinstated discount and the new Spoke mug discount will benefit the restaurant. “I’m excited about the program, and I think it will be good for the Spoke,” he said.
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protections. “We’re learning of this loophole at a time when the issue of unpaid internships has become national news because of concerns over their exploitation,” Duff said. “We’re looking for answers, just like everyone else, about what the government is going to do to close this loophole.” Duff said his organization would be meeting to discuss with the labour minister, and said he felt young workers deserved the protection of the labour movement. “We know [internships are]
rampant, and in many instances it amounts to the exploitation of young workers,” he said. “It contributes to driving down wages and working conditions for every worker.” Youth unemployment is higher than it has ever been in Ontario. “A young worker is twice as likely to be unemployed than the regular population,” Duff said. He called on post-secondary institutions like Western to not be complicit in the exploitation of young interns by providing them only with placements that are truly educational and not replacing other work.
USC to hold town hall on budget The University Students’ Council will be conducting a budget town hall meeting tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. at the Mustang East Lounge. The USC budget came under fire last year by some councillors for not adequately involving councillors and students in the planning process. There were also concerns about how the funds were allocated. According to Spencer Brown, vice-president finance of the USC, this year’s student government is taking initiative to prevent that from happening again. “There were problems at council last year, so we have been trying to be proactive this year and make sure we listen to students before we
create the budget,” he said. Commenting on the format of the meeting, Brown said he would be opening the meeting, and then giving details about the budgetmaking process. The floor will then be open for questions and debate. “I’m hoping this town-hall meeting will serve as a good barometer of how students feel and hopefully we can take some good feedback in the budgeting process,” Brown said. Last year’s budget was also fiercely debated because of the increased student fees. “The USC’s budget is fairly large, so I’m hoping that students care where student dollars go and we are open to listening,” Brown said. —Hamza Tariq
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Newest book on how to stamp out vamps Sara Mai Chitty GAZETTE STAFF Halloween is nearing and witches, demons and, most importantly, vampires, are said to have free reign on this frightful night. Afraid of being bitten? Have no fear! Canadian author Liisa Ladouceur’s newest book, How to Kill A Vampire: Fangs in Folklore, Film and Fiction is chock-full of the history of vampire slaying and is a perfect read to get into the spooky Halloween spirit. Ladouceur has always wanted to contribute to the wealth of literature and research on vampire lore, as her large affinity for the creatures began as a teenager. “For me it started with a movie. I saw The Lost Boys and I loved that movie — it became one of my favourites,” she explains. “Around that time too, I discovered the Anne Rice Vampire Chronicles. I fell in love with vampires through fiction novels and film, and I just kept going.” Like most people, Ladouceur’s fascination continues to thrive on recent retellings of the vampire myth in the Twilight saga and HBO’s hit television series True Blood. When it comes to such fiction, Ladouceur is certainly entertained, but her real passion lies in the history of the myths. “I love the movies, I love the TV shows, but I really love the fact that even today there are archaeologists in Italy and throughout Europe digging up graves — and realizing when they look at a skeleton that’s had a head cut off or a stake through the
I love the movies, I love the TV shows, but I really love the fact that even today there are archaeologists in Italy and throughout Europe digging up graves. — Liisa Ladouceur
ribs that people were actually doing these things, in real life,” she laughs. Ladouceur is well versed in vampire lore, but it’s the intrigue of her research keeps the subject fresh and thrilling. The reality of vampires for many Europeans gives way to an incredibly large corpus of lore and history that enchanted Ladouceur, and enabled her to narrow down her book’s topic. “I decided to do a book about the origins of vampire mythology, specifically regarding how and why we destroyed them. I found it was
universal that every single culture — Europe and elsewhere — had superstition about vampires and very specific instructions for how to get rid of them.” The cryptozoologist also unearthed the tale of Bulgarian “bottlers,” whose profession specialized in the elaborate skill of trapping vampires in bottles and disposing of them. Her book deconstructs the elements of killing a vampire that are repeatedly incorporated into fiction, long after the reality of the task desisted. Garlic, silver, stakes, holy water — are all portrayed, alongside the more abstract and bizarre ways to kill a vampire. The book is connected to the Forest City through local artist Gary Pullman, who illustrated the cover of How to Kill A Vampire. While London is known for many things, Ladouceur is excited to return for the city’s acute affinity for all these horrific and spooky. “Why I picked London is because, for those people who don’t know, you have an amazing community of people who are interested in horror and dark arts,” she says. “So of all the places outside of Toronto that I have visited to promote my books, I’ve had the best time in London, and wanted to come back.” Liisa Ladouceur will be touring to promote the book, and is making a stop in London on October 27 at Morrissey House (361 Dundas St.) for a book signing and vampire trivia night, with fun prizes including vampire slaying kits.
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Canadian music. Something many of us tend to overlook unless it’s Drake or Justin Bieber, maybe even Avril or Carly Rae depending on what you’re into. So if you stumble onto Fast Romantics, an unfamiliar indierock project from Calgary, you might not expect much. A group unheard of by most, this independent, labelless band has been raising pledge money to make their sophomore album, Afterlife Blues, possible. The album breaks in with the opening number “Friends,” which automatically ushers in the powerful melodic harmonies that characterize Fast Romantics, almost as if a continuation of their self-titled LP from back in 2009. While this track is a reassuring symbol for fans, it provides them with a theme that resonates throughout the album — more of the same. They may be more
confident with their sound this time around, but Fast Romantics start off by showing us that they haven’t really changed. This is immediately followed by the first single, “Funeral Song,” which has been plastered across radios all summer (and rightfully so). Lyrically speaking, this very well may be the saddest song on the album; yet, somehow, there is an oddly satisfying clash between the lyrics and cheerful instrumentals of the song. Arguably the best song on the album, this blend snares the audience in what turns out to be one of the catchiest tracks. Fans of classic Fast Romantics will be pleased with the new, yet familiar sounding tracks “Time,” “Old Enough,” or even the hookdominating track “White Lights”. As is typical of most sophomore albums there is an element of experimentation shining through the cracks, whether it be in the darker atmosphere of the track “90s Life,” or the title track which relies on slow “woo, woo, woos” to bring the song to peaceful fruition. There’s only one problem. Afterlife Blues may be new, but the sound isn’t. It’s been done before, and no matter how good of a twist Fast Romantics puts on these tracks, it just isn’t truly original. With this said, there aren’t any significant flaws in the quality of the sound; October 8 was a still a great day for Canadian music. — Brandon Budhram
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Students urged to consider the cancer Jenny Jay GAZETTE STAFF While many people are afraid of the â€œCâ€? word, students tend to believe that they are above the risks of getting cancer, and that it canâ€™t affect their lives. Although there are many publicized documentations of cancer affecting more and more people in todayâ€™s society, it must be realized that cancer detection rates are going up as well. Itâ€™s important for students to take note, and use the detection technologies to their advantage. â€œOur detection rate has gone up and in a way thatâ€™s better because the earlier we can detect any cancer [â€Ś] thereâ€™s a higher chance of survival, and in some cases less aggressive therapy is required,â€? says Trevor Shepherd, a translational Oncology scientist at the London Regional Cancer Program. Students need to learn to become self-advocating, as certain cancers can be caught at early stages if routine testing is done. â€œSee your doctor, and [be] aware of the tests that are available and make use of them,â€? Shepherd advises. One example he gives is the routine pap tests that are done for women to check for cervical cancer. This test is recommended every three years for women beginning at the age of 21 up until they are 70. â€œWomen arenâ€™t actually diagnosed with cervical cancer until they are 40 years old or 50 years old,â€? Shepherd explains. â€œIf a woman has an abnormal cervix in their late 20s or early 30s, they donâ€™t have cervical
cancer yet. A pap test can identify an abnormality early and they may never get cervical cancer because they have taken the preventative measure.â€? While the term â€œcancerâ€? refers to over 200 different diseases, there are still a number of types that can be prevented by early detection and students tend to ignore the warning signs that the human body gives. Diagnostic tools are not the only preventative measures students can take â€” simply, being aware of the impact of ones actions on their body can make a significant difference when the little things begin to add up. â€œThe fact of the matter is that most cancers take two to three decades to develop, and a lot of things that you do as a young person can contribute to the early steps that might give rise to cancer in a 60 or 70 year old,â€? Sheppard says. Students should realize that sometimes even the most common sense measures really make a difference, Shepherd notes. â€œItâ€™s illegal for [children] to use tanning beds, but the risk is still there when youâ€™re a 20 or 30 year old,â€? he says. While students may be young today, they should also be prepared for tomorrow. Oncologists cannot necessarily point out the specific actions that may have caused cancer in a patient in most cases, but things like eating healthy and exercising can make a difference where it counts. â€œA lot of these things are incrementally improving your chance of not getting cancer,â€? Sheppard says.
American Horror Story: Coven Starring: Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Taissa Farmiga, Emma Roberts, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Gabourey Sidibe â€œBitchcraftâ€? / â€œBoy Partsâ€? The first two episodes of American Horror Story: Coven have aired and they have bewitched audiences with their amazing content. â€œBitchcraftâ€? begins in New Orleans during the year 1834. Madame Delphine LaLaurie (Kathy Bates, playing a character based on a real person) dwells in the shadows of her torture attic where she performs sick, sadistic experiments on her slaves. Bates has the opportunity to rip apart the scenery in this role and delivers some of her careerâ€™s best work. In the present day at a school for young witches, are Zoe (Taissa Farmiga) who has a killer vagina,
Madison (Emma Roberts) a famous movie star with telekinesis, and Queenie (Gabourey Sidibe) who is a human voodoo doll. The school is run by Cordelia Foxx (Sarah Paulson), a witch who believes suppression is best for young and magical women. The scenes between Bates and Lange are some of the juiciest as both veteran actresses know their way around a scene. Indications point to an increased relationship between the two of them, which will surely provide some top-notch acting. â€œBoy Parts,â€? however, delivers what has been the Covenâ€™s best scene so far as Fiona tracks down Marie Laveau (Angela Bassett), a voodoo witch who attacked Madame LeLaurie in 1834, to the present day in hopes she will provide a key to immortality. We learn that witches and those who practice
voodoo have been feuding for centuries. Bassett and Lange are both amazing at throwing verbal punches and the scene is delicious to watch. Bassett delivers the best line as well: â€œYou could offer me a unicorn that shits hundred dollar bills and Iâ€™d still never give you more than a headache.â€? Plot points regarding the shenanigans of the younger witches (Farmiga and Roberts, particularly) are much less engaging than what the older folks are getting up to. In order to continue being engaging, Coven needs to allow its younger actresses to have interesting scenes like those afforded to Lange, Bassett and Bates. In comparison to the first two seasons, Murder House and Asylum, Coven offers up a lighter fare that has, so far, been ridiculously interesting. â€” Bradley Metlin
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Police went Why iDon’t have the too far, again newest iPhone Yesterday, the London Police Service announced they are launching an internal investigation into allegations that officers went door-to-door in September seeking student information such as names, phone numbers and even their parents’ addresses. Before we launch our delicious lambasting of the LPS, a quick note to students: You are not legally obligated to comply with these requests when the police lack probable cause. If you’re not under arrest, you can walk away. We highly recommend more research — know your rights. And LPS, in lieu of a newspaper to the nose, heed these words: Bad cops! No! You cannot do that! Bad! Going around to students whom you’ve already targeted for increased ticketing and charges, and using your position of authority to intimidate them into handing over personal information is kind of a no-no in a democratic country. This will no doubt polish the already sterling reputation of the city’s police force among the student demographic. Squeezing students for every penny isn’t enough, so now the LPS is deciding to throw in blanket surveillance. What really sucks about this is we have no doubt that, regardless of the negative policies of the LPS, most officers are professional, respectable individuals. When a few bad apples decide to do their best NSA impression, it hurts the LPS more than it hurts students. Take note of this, city council, next time you’re complaining why students don’t stay here after graduation. Of course, these officers are not actually breaking the law, because they’re not forcing students to comply — but while one would be within their rights to shut the door on an officer without a warrant, that’s easier said than done. Add to this the fact that the majority of students aren’t going to even know they don’t have to comply, and there is one word that springs to mind: abuse. This is abuse, and it is targeted at students. The Police aren’t doing it to effectively stop crimes, because that wouldn’t result from merely taking down information. No, these officers just want students’ names and numbers, in case they decide to step out of line. It’s just a reminder to students, to remember next time they want to throw a party, or do anything too weird — think twice, because the LPS has their eye on you. —The Gazette Editorial Board
Miszczak Your Privilege Chris Miszczak ILLUSTRATIONS EDITOR I do not own the newest phone on the market, nor do I own a tablet or even a basic cell phone for that matter. Is this because I secretly hate technology? No, that is not the case. After all, I own a laptop, an iPod and a home computer. These are tools I use to do the things that I need and would like to do. Anything and everything from homework, research, YouTube editing and watching the newest episodes of The Walking Dead. To put it simply, I don’t need anything more than what I already have. I don’t need to carry around a portable computer in my pocket — it would be nice, but it’s unnecessary. If I were to invest in a new phone or tablet, not only would it cost me money that I simply don’t have, but it would also involve time to understand and implement the technology in my everyday life. That time is another thing that I don’t have. Especially with midterms right around the corner, every hour is extremely valuable. Another reason I don’t mind not having a phone is because I am also not a Facebook or a Twitter fanatic. I do not believe that the world needs to know everything that I am doing every minute of every day. I like to keep my private life
just that — private. Last year, I was in a job interview where the interviewers knew quite a bit about me because of some of the information that I had up on Facebook. Since then, I have been much more aware of the things that I post online and keep things that are strictly professional. Truth be told, I just simply don’t need the newest technological toys when they come out. Maybe it’s because I am getting older, but I just don’t see a need to buy the newest iPhone when I rarely talk to people on the phone in the first place. Who am I going to call on a regular basis? And this is the question I ask all of you — is the time and money really worth it when you only barely talk to a handful of people? For me, the answer was not at all. If you have a need for the technology, then by all means buy it and use it. Just really consider the prospect of what it means to have that technology, and the energy and time you put into it. In the end, are you going to remember the phone you used? Or are you going to longingly look back at the moments you spent with the people you love or doing the things that you enjoy? I’m sure downloading several new apps won’t be very high on the list. Remember, there is a lovely means of communication that involves conversing with someone face-to-face. Maybe its not the most technologically impressive way to exchange information with another human being, but at least then you can experience a real human interaction without a piece of technology in your face.
Dear Life Your anonymous letters to life Dear Life, Instead of cracking down students through Project LEARN why doesn’t the London Police focus their efforts on trying to stop the ever-occurring thefts from student housing so that students feel SAFE in London? Dear Life, Did you know that in 19731978 the most popular girl name in every single US state was Jennifer? Really? Dear Life, Last week’s 2G5G panel was AMAZING! Dear Life, Life has been so much better without Tumblr. Dear Life, Ivey, Ivey, Ivey, Ivey. Have I said it enough? I hear that word about five times a day, from people asking me the program I’m in, to people bragging about their AEO status. I’m in DAN Management, have no interest in pursuing Ivey and in all honesty feel insecure and belittled by the remarks from strangers on campus when Ivey is discussed. People make it seem like if you aren’t pursuing it then you aren’t intelligent, can’t get into the program or just want to party. Dear Western undergrads, stop this stigma. Dear Life, The new Spoke fries suck. Dear Life, Why doesn’t the Spoke carry hot sauce? There’s too much diversity at Western for there to be no HOT SAUCE. wgaz.ca/dearlife CORRECTION In articles published on October 9 and 16, The Gazette reported that the deadline for tuition payment at Western was August 3. This was incorrect: The deadline is August 1 for firstyear students and August 15 for upper-year students. The Gazette regrets the error.
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factattack Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts wide receiver, tore his ACL in Sunday night’s win over the Denver Broncos. Before his injury, Wayne had played in 187 consecutive games for the Colts.
Rundown >> The Western Mustangs football team won their final game of the season at home against the York Lions to complete their undefeated regular season > The 50–10 final had eight records that were either broken or tied.
‘Stangs steer Voyageurs away from win Great offence leads Western to a 6–2 victory Nathan Kanter GAZETTE STAFF After a lacklustre offensive effort against the University of Ontario Institute of Technology Ridgebacks one week ago, the women’s hockey team came away with a convincing 6–2 victory over the Laurentian Voyageurs on Friday night at Thompson Arena. The win improved the team record to an impressive 4–1. “[We were] very happy to see some kids scoring that haven’t been scoring this year,” Chris Higgins, Mustangs head coach, said. “Getting the monkey off Stacey Scott’s back, our leading scorer [from last year], so I’m thinking […] we might be seeing more of Stacey Scott.” Although Scott’s first goal of the season came late in the third when the game was well out of reach, it was huge for the third-year forward who came into the fifth game of the season with just two points. In her first two years she had averaged over a point per game. But Scott’s production wasn’t the only focal point for a Mustangs team that got at least a point from 12 different players. Marlowe Pecora, one of last season’s recruits, lead the way with one goal and two assists to push her team leading point total to six. Brittany Clapham, Cassidy Gosling and Natasha Panahi also had multi-point nights. Lost in all the offence was goaltender Olivia Ross, who got her first win of the season due to her superb play between the pipes. “Ross played very very well,” Higgins said. “We’re pleased about that.” After an injury-riddled campaign
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in 2012–13, Ross looked to bounce back to start the season, but was pulled in her first start against York when she allowed three goals on 16 shots. Friday, however, saw a much more composed Ross, who stopped 30 of 32 shots, the highest output by Laurentian this season. The Voyageurs are new to Ontario University Athletics this season and with a new team come certain growing pains — such as offensive production that is below two goals per
game. That’s because heading into Friday’s game the team had only averaged 19.3 shots on goal per contest. Given that, Friday’s 32 shots certainly was an improvement. “[Our offence] is getting there,” Stacey Colarossi, Laurentian head coach, said. “But there’s a lot of work to do. We need to ensure we recognize how many players are on our attack and who our supporting players are, [as well as work on] getting speed into that offensive zone.”
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Speed is what gave Western the advantage in the end, as they were able to execute a number of long stretch-passes that opened up the ice and created offensive opportunities. “Our passing in the neutral zone was very good,” Higgins said. “We played [well for] about 50 minutes. For 10 minutes we seemed to be running around our own zone trying to make the fancy play rather than just make the simple play and
get it out.” Ross agreed about the breakouts, but overall liked what she saw from the team in front of her. “We have to get our breakouts and passing,” Ross said. “[But] we have the talent and I have no doubt we are going to go to nationals this year.” Follow your Mustangs’ OUA progress as they hit the road this weekend when they take on the Windsor Lancers on Saturday, October 26.
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Fear to fun: the intramural jitters Breaking Brad
Bradley Metlin ARTS & LIFE EDITOR The last sport I played, outside of gym class, was in seventh grade when I played dodgeball at the local community centre. It is for that reason that I am so unsure as to why I decided to be a good residence soph and participate in my floor’s intramural team. Inner tube water polo was the sport, and whoever conceived of this idea has a horrible sense of humor. You sit in an inner tube, lazy river style; you’re barely mobile but it’s expected that you’ll go back and forth in a pool and score goals. I arrived at the rec centre with my team about an hour before our first game (my soph partner thought some strategizing and observing time would serve us well). As I stood there in the gallery, staring at a game in progress, I’ll be honest — there was a little bit of pee running down my leg. These people were intense! They were rocketing through this pool and they all looked like the type of people in fitness magazines. I would later learn this was one of those “ultra-competitive” leagues. It was time to head to the pool so we walked to the change rooms, like lambs to the slaughter. When we dipped into the pool and got on our inner tubes, I soon realized it was next to impossible to use your legs — you pretty much had to move using the strength of your arms (which led me to panic more because I have spaghetti-sized arms.) After a few minutes in the pool, my team seemed to be grasping how to move.
Even I was surprising myself. So the team we were playing finally arrived and they looked like us for the most part — this was a good sign. The game started and I managed to use my muscle-barren arms to propel me all the way to being the first person to grab the ball in the middle of the pool. Unfortunately for me, this is where my burst of athleticism began to dissipate. The team we were playing clearly had some sort of inner tube water polo training prior to this game because they started kicking our ass. At halftime, we were down 4–7. We realized that we needed to pass more and we had to aim and shoot at nearly the same time. It wasn’t about the power behind the shot, more the strategic aim. As the second half began, we started working as a team and talking to one another and I have to say, the turnaround was fantastic. For instance, we began to pass more, getting it up the length of the pool instead of trying to whip it to the other side. We were even getting more aggressive — in my case, a little too much. I ended up getting a penalty for blatantly flipping someone out of their tube. Whoops. As I watched on the sidelines, with two minutes left in the game, we were down 9–12. I cheered my team on and hoped for the best. In those two minutes, we tied it up. We were so proud of ourselves, we jumped into the pool and carried on as if we won. It was during this celebration (which would have been unsportsmanlike had we won) that I realized what working as a team really meant — we worked hard, rallied as a team and had fun. Winning feels awesome but coming from behind does too. Inner tube water polo is a fun experience and I can’t wait for the rest of the “season.”
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