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Idle No More protests for aboriginal rights Hundreds crowded Richmond and Dundas yesterday. Read the full story on page 3.

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Local eatery withdraws from Londonlicious Alex Carmona News editor

The upcoming Londonlicious food festival lost some of its sweetness this week when local restaurant Kantina pulled out to protest the decision to admit Moxie’s Grill & Bar into the festival. The two-and-ahalf week event will boast between 35 and 40 restaurants offering multiple pre-fixed menus at discount prices starting January 17. Miljan Karac, owner of Kantina, said allowing Moxie’s to participate in Londonlicious violates the spirit of the festival, which is to promote locally owned and operated boutique restaurants lacking the machinery of a chain behind them. “The big difference between the two of us is that we source as many local ingredients as possible. I know 75 per cent of my suppliers by name and have a personal relationship with them,” Karac said.

“I know how they do their work, and I know how much they depend on me, and how much I depend on them. We’re trying to create a little local economy here where we all grow together.” Andy Wilson, organizer of Londonlicious, disagreed with Karac’s characterization of the festival. “It’s hard to explain what the spirit of the festival is. Really, for me, success at the end of the festival would be every restaurant being packed, and every Londoner who has gone out has had an amazing time. They’ve gotten good food, tried new restaurants, been to areas of the city where they’ve never been before,” he said. Wilson went on to note Moxie’s advertising clout and its status as a London-based franchise restaurant, rather than being under corporate ownership, justified its admission.

“They’re a big name. They do a lot of advertising on their own and I’m hoping they’ll include the fact that they’re a part of Londonlicious. So, the more times the Londonlicious name gets out there, the more people will go to the website, and they’ll look at the amazing menus. I think people will have a difficult time picking what amazing restaurants to go to.” Wilson continued that Moxie’s entrance is a test run, and will be evaluated by the restaurateurs participating at the festival’s end. Karac, however, was unmoved by Wilson’s reasoning, and noted Kantina would not be joining Londonlicious again in the future, regardless of Moxie’s involvement. Instead, he intends to run his “pay what you can” menu at Kantina for most of the festival. “For me, it’s the principle. You can’t keep going back and forth.”

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A SOUR TASTE. Kantina owner Miljan Karac withdrew his restaurant from this year’s Londonlicious after chain restaurant Moxie’s entered the festival.

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The recent trend of Canadian universities opening foreign branches may not be all it’s cracked up to be. According to a recent report by the Canadian Bureau for International Education, participating universities have experienced mixed results, with some schools excelling and others experiencing low enrollment in their international locations. Western’s own foreign representative, the Richard Ivey School of Business, however, has been very successful in developing its Hong Kong campus. “We certainly feel we have achieved tremendous success in Asia. For example, back in November 2012, the Ivey School of Business was honoured to receive the inaugural Education Excellence Award from the Canada China Business Council,” Ivan Langrish, senior manager of media strategy at Ivey, said. Though they are pleased with their success in expanding the program to Asia, Langrish recognized the risks that were present in opening the Hong Kong campus. “Brand recognition has been the biggest challenge. While Ivey is extremely well known in Canada, it’s lesser known in Asia. This is not just an Ivey issue, it’s an issue for all Canadian universities,” he said. Canadian universities looking to expand to foreign countries can take steps to mitigate these risks. “We organize and host a Canadian universities fair at our Hong Kong campus to raise the profile of Canadian universities […]. Ivey also introduced sector-specific development programs in areas of key Canada-China trade engagement,” Langrish explained. “These raise our profile and credentials as a Canadian school, and create potential trade opportunities for Canadian business in China.” Langrish noted that there are many benefits to expanding university campuses abroad. “The Hong Kong campus provides a great deal of exposure for the school and has established Ivey as a forerunner. —Amanda Law

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Jesica Hurst News Editor Thousands of Ro g e r s Communications customers were left bored and frustrated on Wednesday night after losing access to their wireless data and home Internet services. According to Jennifer Kett, a spokesperson for Rogers Communications, customers across Canada experienced service disruptions to varying degrees. “Some Rogers customers across Ontario and eastern Canada experienced service disruptions with their high-speed Internet services,” Kett said. “Some customers in southern Ontario experienced disruptions to wireless data—talk and text services were not affected.” Even though the outage lasted for approximately four hours, Kett explained all service was restored and back to normal around 11 p.m.

on Wednesday night. “We realize that many customers were inconvenienced by [Wednesday] night’s service disruptions and we apologize for any inconvenience these issues may have caused our customers.” Stefan Markus, a third-year BMOS finance student at Western, experienced the outage firsthand when trying to fact check during a movie. “I was watching The Hobbit and I wanted to Google whether or not they were riding really big ponies or weird looking horses, and my Rogers phone wouldn’t work for me at all,” Markus explained. “So for the whole first half of the movie I was distracted by this equestrian question.” Sam Jowett, a third-year social science student at Western, also experienced disruptions during the outage. “I lost Internet, but it wasn’t a

bad thing because I had to study for an exam. It was a mixed blessing,” Jowett said. However, Jowett doesn’t believe compensation is necessarily obligatory. “It was only four hours, so I don’t even know how they’d compensate for it—I don’t think it’s that big of a deal,” he said. “If people were really frustrated by it, then I guess there would be no harm in compensating.” According to Kett, Rogers network experts are still investigating the root cause of the service interruptions and will continue to monitor the situation closely. “We have a dedicated network team that monitors our network 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” she said. “With the vast majority of issues, they are resolved before our customers experience any service interruptions.”

The atmosphere was lively at the intersection of Richmond and Dundas yesterday afternoon as hundreds of people took part in an Idle No More rally. The demonstrators held a round dance that spanned the intersection, circling a small group of First Nations singers and drummers in the centre, before stopping to pass around a megaphone to anyone who wished to speak. The protest remained peaceful, without any significant police presence. However, police did set up roadblocks to divert traffic away from the intersection. “We’re taking a position against these bills that Harper is pushing through,” said Lo:t^t Honyust, 36, from the nearby Oneida Nation on the Thames. “We have to make sure that these movements continue. This Idle No More movement has to continue until these bills are repealed.” Bill C-45, the Conservative government’s recent omnibus budget bill, was passed by the Senate in December and included changes to environmental protection for Canada’s lakes and rivers. The Idle No More movement, which began in October, has been galvanized over the past month by the omnibus bill, along with growing resentment of poor living conditions on First Nations

reserves across the country. The movement seeks to preserve indigenous treaty rights and protect the environment. “I’m here in support of the Idle No More movement. It represents a lot of interests that First Nations people and Canadians share, both for the protection of the environment and for bringing awareness to the issues facing aboriginal people across the country,” said Luke Nicholas, also Oneida, who came to support the movement. Several demonstrators voiced support for Attawapiskat chief Theresa Spence, who has been on a hunger strike since December 11. Others, however, sought to distance the movement from Spence, who has lost face recently amid allegations of financial mismanagement. “Idle No More is so much more than hunger strikes, audits and hesaid-she-said. It’s about Mother Earth and how we’re treating her. Harper doesn’t realize his actions now will affect everyone, including his own descendents, in the long run,” Chantel Doxtator, from Oneida, said at the protest. “I think that First Nations people are just sick and tired of living in poverty, living in one of the richest countries in the world and having literally nothing,” Nicholas said. “I think people are just really, really tired of being treated like second-class citizens in their own country.”


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Arts&Life Sumedha Arya Arts & Life Editor Food is more than something eaten at designated meals for the sole purpose of sustenance. We eat because we have to, but we also eat because we like to. Culturally, the act of sharing a meal is a community-builder. Medically, certain foods provide greater nutritional benefits than others. Melanie Chambers, a food writer and a food writing instructor at Western, believes Western students are starting to take food more seriously. “People are realizing that food is nourishment—not just calorie counting and losing weight. It makes them stronger mentally and physically. It can help reduce stress,” says Chambers of the importance of students’ nutritional knowledge. With the substantial role that food plays in our lives and the proliferation of ways food can be shared— blogs, Pinterest, Instagram, photos

on Facebook—it’s no wonder food talk is becoming more popular. Everyone’s a foodie. And what do foodies do in the new year? They talk about what they’re going to eat. As 2013 rolled around, major newspapers and food magazines started speculating what the food trends would be for the upcoming year. Trends that have been predicted by multiple sources are the rise of artisan bread, fervour for fermentation and wins for freshly served winter veggies. Another hot trend, mentioned in the New York Times, Bon Appetit and The Food Channel, is the use of smoke to preserve and add flavour. The New York Daily News and website Nutrition Unplugged also believe that freekeh, an ancient grain of roasted green spelt, will be transitioning into the contemporary world. With regards to food trends, Chambers says people were more experimental with their food in 2012, something that will continue

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into 2013. “2012 was definitely the year of the burger,” Chambers says. “With patties, people were trying things like veal and bison. It was a real twist on the tradition.” Chambers also asserts ethnic food has become especially popular over the last few years. The appreciation for ethnic foods within Canadian households can be attributed to advances in social media, world foods sections at local grocery stores and international grocery stores. “In London, we have United Supermarket—we can find [things like] a broad noodle from Indonesia. We also have things like Facebook, on which people are posting food from their travels,” says Chambers of increased awareness and accessibility to ethnic choices. People are exhibiting a change in their eating habits that are also partly attributable to technology. Looking back on 2012, individuals— not necessarily food writers—were

using their phones to look up food. “We were counting our calories on food apps, we were looking for restaurants on different apps,” Chambers says. For 2013, Chambers predicts the continued rise of ethnic foods. She also foresees more community cooking, through which people will cook large amounts together and eat leftovers throughout the week—an economical option for many. The vegetarian diet is also predicted to become more popular and easy to maintain. “People are becoming more skeptical about meat and where their food’s coming from. Vegetables are becoming more fun and versatile,” says Chambers of vegan and vegetarian options. While discussion about food trends is sure to continue, there is one certainty: this year, people will continue to try new foods. Chambers says it best—”We’re curious about the more obscure things. There’s definite novelty to it.”

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they were returning a Christmas gift they didn’t like. However, it’s okay that the conflict in This is 40 is virtually nonexistent, or believable, because the film barely focuses on it. Instead, the audience slogs through scenes about entering middle age that become increasingly pointless. This might work for sitcoms but for a film that clocks in at 133 minutes, it becomes tedious and tired. Not all is stale, however. Mann delivers a wonderful performance that is multifaceted and interesting

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Crime drama doesn’t reach for excellent Ross Hamilton Gazette Staff GGGHF Jack Reacher Director: Christopher McQuarrie Starring: Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Werner Herzog, Robert Duvall There’s about as much to be written regarding Jack Reacher the film, as there is about Jack Reacher the man, which is to say, not a lot. Based on Lee Child’s series of novels, this latest Tom Cruise vehicle is a nuts and bolts crime thriller that never strays from genre conventions, but capably delivers two hours of throwaway entertainment nonetheless. Anyone expecting a breathless, glossy action romp of the same calibre as 2011’s Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol will likely be disappointed, however that’s not to say there isn’t enough in Jack Reacher to satisfy the majority of cinemagoers. The film’s opening sequence is arguably its most compelling, as a series of first-person shots show a sniper calmly shooting five seemingly random people in a ruthlessly

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GGGGH The Power of Why Amanda Lang Why are some businesses more successful than others? Why do companies fail? Why are people stuck in careers they don’t enjoy? These are some of the questions Amanda Lang answers in her book The Power of Why. Lang successfully colours her 270 pages with stories, case studies and personal anecdotes. She explains people often settle for the status quo—in their jobs, personal lives and businesses—and how it limits innovative thinking. Lack of innovative thinking, Lang urges, is the culprit for personal and corporate failures. The Power of Why provides stories and examples that are engaging. Plain and simple, this book is easy to understand and drives itspoint home. However, the beginning is a bit slow, and often repeats the same arguments. The personal stories are helpful in supporting Lang’s main argument—that the question ‘why?’ is integral to our success. She recalls how she pursued her childhood dream of becoming an architect but was unhappy. She then got a desk job at The Globe and Mail and eventually became a business journalist for CBC. By asking herself why she was unhappy in her career and then finding a new one, Lang discovered success and happiness isn’t just about asking the right questions, it’s having the courage to act on the information gained by asking them. This book is worth the read if you want some practical advice and insight into some successful North American minds and businesses— and to ultimately discover the power of why. —Nicole Gibillini

clinical fashion. Shortly thereafter, the massacre is revealed as a set up—to the surprise of no one—and when the wrong man is arrested he refuses to confess, instead issuing a single request—“Get Jack Reacher.” Enter Cruise. Besides being a former army policeman, the titular anti-hero is something of an enigma —no home, no family, no real personality— and as such, Cruise’s performance is predictably one-note. However, whilst calling Reacher one-dimensional would be an understatement, it would also miss the point. Sure, there isn’t the slightest pretense of any emotional development, and he lacks any discernible motivation beyond a rudimentary desire for ‘justice,’ but Cruise’s roguish husk gets the basics right. He’s got a mean right hook, throws out some choice one-liners and looks good driving a muscle car. And really, in Jack Reacher, that’s all that matters. Cruise is ably supported by Rosamund Pike’s feisty lawyer Helen, and Robert Duvall’s droll retired Gunnery Sergeant Cash, but by far the most entertaining piece

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of casting is provided by legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog and his turn as an absurdly maleficent villain known as the Zec—helpfully translated as ‘the prisoner.’ Herzog’s fantastically bizarre, glass-eyed criminal-in-chief stands out in a film that is otherwise unremarkable, and

hearing the veteran director relate, in his distinctive parlance, the tale of how he chewed off his own fingers in a Siberian gulag, is worth the price of admission alone. Again, there’s nothing extraordinary whatsoever about Jack Reacher. However, as a competent, unfussy

B-Movie, it doesn’t do an awful lot wrong, and enjoyable flourishes such as Cruise threatening to drink a man’s blood from his boot, and Herzog’s brilliantly eccentric cameo, ultimately elevate it to a position well below greatness, but comfortably above mediocrity.


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Idle No More The five people you’ll must put effort meet wearing tweed into movement The Idle No More movement has come to London with supporters protesting in favour of First Nations rights and addressing concerns, such as standards of living and environmental protection. On the one hand, it’s hard to not be behind the basic cause of the movement. Not only has the Canadian government historically mistreated First Nations, but the current state of some of their communities is deplorable. However, it’s important to realize the issues are much more complicated than they appear. The roots of the crises in communities like Attawapiskat cannot simply be chalked up to discriminatory government policies. The issues facing these bands— health epidemics, substance abuse, incarceration rates, unemployment and suicide—are a consequence of the entire reservation system as much as government policies. If the movement truly wants to achieve a higher standard of living for First Nations people, it has to be willing to address the root causes of these issues. The best way to go about this is to avoid an adversarial approach and engage in a conversation with the rest of Canada. Idle No More supporters can learn much from the mistakes of the ill-fated Occupy movement, and it appears they have. Idle No More has a more concrete message—improving the conditions of First Nations people—compared to Occupy’s vagaries about wealth equality. Not only does this make the movement more accessible, but it can prevent Idle No More from suffering from the heedless demise of Occupy. As long as the tone of the movement remains conversational, it can avoid the unnecessary divisiveness that turned many away from Occupy. However, Idle No More also has to watch for pitfalls. While supporters may try to distance themselves from band Chiefs, if there is no leader to speak for the movement, they risk drifting off into nothingness like Occupy. A charismatic leader will transform the movement from a series of demonstrations into a realistic force for change. It will also allow them to deal with the Canadian government within a system capable of enacting the changes they want. It would be a shame for a good cause to fizzle out into another failure of aimless anger. Idle No More does have the chance to accomplish something real, but it must first become realistic. —The Gazette Editorial Board

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Seven minutes in Kevin Kevin Hurren Arts & Life Editor Each new term in university marks a set of classes with a whole new round of professors. These distinguished academics all come from different backgrounds, but consist of a few common archetypes that you’ll face in your time at Western. To prepare you for these classroom experiences, here are the five professors you’ll face in university. The Eccentric. In the first few moments of lecture this professor is sure to walk in, remove several layers of knitted sweaters and dust off some feathers as you count the unidentified objects in his or her hair. You can’t help but wonder about these professors’ personal lives. Do they own wardrobes or do these professors access Narnia another way? This curiosity may tempt you to get close with these professors, but be warned— attending office hours may require drinking worm tea while meditation candles burn around you. The Foreigner. You’re pretty sure this professor is one of the smartest people on the planet, so it’s a shame you can’t understand a single word they say . Regardless of the course, you suddenly feel transferred into a linguistics seminar as you attempt to decipher the lecture one sentence at a time. What makes matters worse is that looking at your classmates’ notes are futile. The person to your right wrote “algorithm” and the person to your left wrote “alligator.” When you realize that “alligator” was the correct translation, you lose hope. Fear not, salvation comes in two words:

The Mind Destroyer. You enter this class with few expectations, but concern begins to rise when you notice the previous class leaving with dilated pupils, shaky hands and, wait—is someone crying? The lecture begins and you realize quickly that nothing will ever be the same. This professor draws parallels and connections between things you would never think were related. Suddenly, your favourite childhood story becomes a representation of child slavery, rape and corruption. Don’t think this professor is only in humanities courses. With a few short strokes on the board this professor can change every understanding of mathematics or science you’ve ever had. Your Grandparent. These professors may not be the most organized, or the fastest at returning assignments, but you enjoy class anyways. Why? Because they remind you of your grandparents. These professors will individually greet every student, and when class begins, he or she won’t “lecture,” but instead “tell stories.” One week this professor might even make the class cookies. You may leave lectures with the lingering feeling that you haven’t learned much, but that doesn’t stop you from wanting to give this professor a hug—though it’s strongly recommended you don’t. The Student. This professor may be old enough to lead the class, but age doesn’t always equal professionalism. Between the constant joking, teasing and general “chill” attitude, this professor is certainly a crowd pleaser. Whether they’re trying to relate or long for the days of undergraduate studies, these professors want you to think of them as your friend. Don’t be surprised if one of these professors invites the class to a night out at Jack’s or JBR’s. Whether you attend or not is up to you.

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Sore over gym hours To the Editor: Re: Weak Hours, January 10, 2013 In response to Michael Seaman’s heated letter regarding the Western Student Recreation Centre’s “abysmal” holiday closure, I would just like to point out that the gym is also mainly run by student employees, many of whom do not live in London or the surrounding area. I understand that fitness is a priority to many who enter the facility, but spending the holidays with family can also be regarded as a worthwhile expenditure of time. If I’m not mistaken, the Recreation Centre remains open throughout most other national holidays during the year. Also, as Michael mentioned, other forprofit gyms keep their doors open over the holidays and offer the possibility of a day or week pass for only a small fee. I myself have witnessed members from such gyms taking refuge at our facility while their primary facility is closed for whatever reason. While the holidays may not always be convenient, “dedicated fitness enthusiasts” are encouraged to prove their dedication by finding an alternative if they wish to do so. I should also like to remind Michael that the university reduces many of its functions over the holidays, including most hospitality service locations. Perhaps one could find it “atrocious” that you would expect students to remain on campus while other facilities are closed to them. Personally, I hope all the staff at the WSRC enjoyed their well-deserved time off. —Jenna Hildebrandt Arts & Humanities IV

Turf not worthy To the Editor: Re: Western’s outdoor fields to take on turf, January 9, 2013 I fail to see how turf rugby fields are necessary. I’m aware that the fields get a lot of attention and by the end of the season they turn into mud bowls, but this is not a $4.47 million problem. Fearnall said that a student referendum would be ideal, but there was no time, so he made the decision for us. Did he forget that we already had a referendum last year and we voted the idea down? —Scott Wheatley Science IV

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tweet of the week Leftwing and rightwing politicians fail because you need both wings to fly otherwise you are headed for a trainwreck #yeswecanseco

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Rundown >> The women’s basketball team handily defeated the Waterloo Warriors last night by a score of 87–59 > Jenny Vaughan led the way for the Mustangs— scoring 23 points in the game > Western is now 6–5 on the season.

Late game execution leads to Mustangs loss Warriors defeat Western in heartbreaker with last-second lay up Andrew Sercombe Contributor

The struggling Mustangs men’s basketball team tipped off against the Waterloo Warriors Wednesday night at Alumni Hall. Clutch shooting and strong late game defence led the Warriors to victory by a score of 75–73. Waterloo flew out of the gate to take an early lead and caught the flat-footed Mustangs off guard, but the Mustangs were able to battle back and led after the first quarter by a score of 19–17. The Mustangs took the lead after a 9–0 run, and at one point in the second quarter led by as much as 11 points. With a 41–34 lead into halftime, the Mustangs were led by the strong play of third-year forward Peter Scholtes and second-year forward Greg Morrow. A strong start to the third quarter by Waterloo’s fourth-year forward Kyrie Coleman left the Mustangs scrambling to defend their lead. Coleman used his 6’7” frame exceptionally well down low, causing problems consistently for the Mustangs defence. Coleman finished the game with 22 points and a team high 60 per cent shooting average. “He has been our leading scorer all year and he has been a great threat for us,” Warriors head coach Greg Francis said of Coleman. “The main thing for our team is that we have to learn to play off of him better.” Western head coach Brad Campbell was given a technical foul by the referees with 43 seconds left in the third quarter. Campbell received the warning after arguing with referees over what he believed was a foul on first-year Mustang guard Elliott Dooley. Western and Waterloo traded

rushes throughout the fourth quarter. A Mustang full-court press late in the game, and tight coverage man-to-man, caught Waterloo off guard to keep the score close. Western kept Waterloo scoreless for two minutes in the fourth quarter, but was unable to convert offensively. Costly turnovers by the Mustangs at mid-court and down low offensively cost them the chance to pull ahead. A drive to the net with the ball late in the quarter by Sholtes caused him to land hard and awkwardly on the floor. The forward was on the ground in pain for

He has been our leading scorer all year and he has been a great threat for us. The main thing for our team is that we have to learn to play off of him better. —Greg Francis

Waterloo Warriors head coach

some time. After medical attention, Sholtes received a charging foul and left the game temporarily. After Waterloo extended their lead to 73–70 late in the quarter, the back-to-back battle continued as Dooley made a clutch threepointer to tie the game up at 73 with just under one minute left. With seconds left in the game, Waterloo’s guard Jaspreet Gill scored to take the lead 75–73. Western was left the last shot of the game. Back from his injury, Sholtes received the inbound and drove to the net for a lay up, but was stripped of the ball by Coleman to end the game. “Defensively we did a poor job

Andrew Sercombe Gazette

Andrew Sercombe Gazette

THREE HANDS IS AN UNFAIR ADVANTAGE. Mustangs first-year guard Elliott Dooley drives to the net for two points against the Waterloo Warriors Wednesday night at Alumni Hall. The Mustangs fell to the Warriors 75–73 in a close game that came down the final seconds.

in the third quarter. In the fourth, offensively we got very tight and had too many turnovers,” Coach Campbell said the next day. The win for the Warriors was their first of the Ontario University Athletics season after a 0–9 start. Both the Mustangs and Warriors

are now tied for last place in their division at 1–9. Sholtes finished the game with a team-high 19 points, and shot 4–6 from three-point range. Dooley came off the bench to score 14 points. Gill led the Warriors with 25 points and a team high

37 minutes played. The Mustangs hope to bounce back from Wednesday night’s heartbreaking loss this weekend in Hamilton. The team will leave Saturday for an afternoon showdown with the McMaster Marauders.

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Standout Hall of Fame class correctly rejected The Sin Bin

Jason Sinukoff Sports Editor

This past Wednesday, the Baseball Hall of Fame Voting Committee was tasked with their annual responsibility of voting in the class of 2013 to the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. This year’s ballot featured a slew of recordbreaking stars—including the likes of seven-time Cy Young

winner Roger Clemens, home run king Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa. With all of this star power lined up to receive 75 per cent of the vote in order to be enshrined forever in Cooperstown, New York, many might be surprised at the voting committee’s decision to not induct any of the eligible candidates this year. However, I am not one of those people. Though it is true these players defined baseball excellence when they were playing, each of the four listed above were the poster boys for the baseball era tainted by the use of steroids and performance-enhancing drugs.

Yes, it can be argued that despite their use of steroids, it would be ludicrous to keep the all-time home run leader and the winner of the most Cy Young awards in MLB history away from Cooperstown— but accepting the likes of Bonds and Clemens on their first ballot would just be endorsing the fact that the use steroids is okay as long as you play like a superstar. Additionally, stars have been kept out of the Hall of Fame for a lot less than this. A perfect example of this is Pete Rose. Rose had one of the most decorated careers in baseball—boasting the record for most hits of all time. However, Rose has been kept out of Cooperstown for

betting on his team while he was the manager. That’s right, the most decorated hitter in baseball history is not in the Hall of Fame for betting while he wasn’t even a player. I completely agree with the committee’s decision to keep the stars of this 2013 ballot out of the Hall of Fame. It would not be smart to induct the stars of the steroid era on their first ballot. Perhaps, in a couple years, the likes of Clemens and Bonds can be inducted, but for this baseball fan, I am glad it is not this year.

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