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Issue No. 19 ■ Volume 103 


THE OFFICIAL STUDENT NEWSPAPER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA 


Sugar daddies aren't so sweet ■ 10 


LHSA charges spur 
$10,000 increase 
to SU legal budget 



Undefeated Bears look 


to secure perfect season 


April Hudson 

NEWS EDITOR - @APR1L_HU0S0N 


The lister Hall Students' Associa¬ 
tion has officially been charged un¬ 
der the Code of Student Behaviour 
by the University of Alberta, follow¬ 
ing an investigation by Protective 
Services. 


“We think this is a 
really serious issue, and 
we need the best 
of the best.” 

COHEN YAMAGISHI 

MBlOEIIt.SIUDaro'lMOh 

Due to privacy concerns, the 
nature of the allegations haven't 
been confirmed, but The Gateway 
has obtained evidence that Stu¬ 
dents’ Council was asked by the 
SU executives to approve $10,000 
in legal fees during an in camera 


Council session. 

Although SU President Colten 
Yamagishi clarified to Council that 
this money would be an increase 
in their budget and not necessarily 
be given to the LHSA, the ultimate 
argument for the approval of this 
increase was to assist the LHSA 
with legal fees in regards to the case 
against them, which he called an 
"attack on the delegated authority" 
oftheSU. 

"When we go into a really com¬ 
plex issue like this, not only do we 
need someone with extensive legal 
background and material, but also 
someone who could advocate for 
the individual in that meeting," 
Yamagishi explained. 

"We think this is a really serious 
issue, and we need the best of the 
best." 

LHSA President Eric Martin was 
not able to comment on the situa¬ 
tion as of press time, but Yamagi¬ 
shi told councilors that Martin had 


been forbidden to investigate his 
own case. 

'That’s what (the Discipline Offi¬ 
cer) told him. They said, “You can’t 
go on the internet, you can’t look up 
some of these videos.' These investi¬ 
gations are just ridiculous,” he said. 

SU Vice-President (External) Pet¬ 
ros Kusmu added the reason for 
taking the meeting in camera was 
because Martin and his lawyer were 
told not to discuss the topic outside 
their meetings with the Discipline 
Officer. 

"Doing so, they said, would lead to 
a direct investigation into (Martin),” 
Kusmu added. 

Deborah Eerkes, the director for 
the Office of Student Judicial Af¬ 
fairs, said the process for charging 
a student group is nearly identical 
to the one used when charging an 
individual, although she couldn't 
comment on the specific case. 

PLEASE SEE USTER • PAGE 7 


Brendan Curley 

SPORTS STAFF • #8_CURLEY 


Heading into the final stages of a per¬ 
fect regular season, the Golden Bears 
volleyball team will play a third Man¬ 
itoba-based team in as many weeks 
when they take on the University of 
Manitoba Bisons this weekend in a 
rematch of last year's Canada West 

semi- final 

Having secured top spot in the 
Can West conference with Saturday’s 
3-0 victory over the University of 
Winnipeg Wesmen, the Bears will be 
looking for their 10th straight series 
sweep this season. Earlier this season. 


Bears starting left center Jay Olmstead 
explained the team wasn't focused on 
going undefeated, and despite taking 
two steps towards that possibility this 
past weekend, he reiterated the same 
sentiment after Saturday's win. 

“We are staying grounded. Obvi¬ 
ously the team is pumped to be un¬ 
defeated up to this point, but the key 
is to remain focused on this next 
weekend," Olmstead said. "If we can 
get two wins against Manitoba then 
it comes down to that last series. But 
we aren't thinking about it until and 
if that happens.” 

PLEASE SEE UNDEFEATED * PAGE 25