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May  28,  1992 
VOLUME  22  NUMBER  7 


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Flashers  raise  fear  on  campus 

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by  Leigh  Bowser  and  Debbie  Wedge 

Charlalan  Staff 

"Flashing"  incidents  have  recently 
increased  dramatically  on  campus,  rais- 
ing questions  about  the  effectiveness  of 
Carleton's  efforts  to  inform  women  of 
threats  to  their  safety. 

In  mid-May,  posters  appeared  in  the 
Loeb  building  warning  that  a  man,  na- 
ked from  the  waist  down,  had  been  spot- 
ted in  the  area  and  had  assaulted  a 
graduate  student.  The  posters  did  not 
identify  who  had  put  them  up. 

However,  on  May  21  security  posted 
its  own  warnings  around  campus.  It 
warned  students,  "There  have  been  11 
incidents  involving  sexual  exhibition- 
ism or  'flashing'  on  campus  since  Janu- 
ary 1 , 1 992.  Some  of  these  incidents  have 
involved  physical  contact." 

Rick  Percival,  of  university  security, 
said  there  is  no  specific  pattern  to  the 
flashing  incidentsbutsaid  Paterson  Hall, 
the  library,  the  river  bank,  and  the  north 
end  of  campus  seem  to  be  the  most 
frequently  reported  locations.  He  said 
the  incidents  are  not  being  perpetrated 
by  the  same  person. 

The  only  common  denominator  be- 
tween the  various  campus  flashers  is 
they  "are  persons  who  need  help  right 
away,"  said  Percival. 

Percival  said  each  time  a  woman  is 
alone  on  campus,  her  personal  safety  is 
in  danger.  He  said  it  is  important  to 
remember  thatitis  not  the  average  thrill- 
seeker  who  engages  in  this  activity,  buta 
"person  with  a  sick  mind"  who  "seeks 
attention  and  feels  that  this  behaviour 
exhibits  power." 

Percival  said  people  who  encounter 
the  flasher  should  inform  security  and 
Nancy  Adamson,  the  Status  of  Women 
Co-ordinator  at  Carleton. 

He  said  the  department  fears  the  flash- 
ers may  eventually  resort  to  seeking  their 
sexual  gratification  by  other  means.  He 
said  the  matter  is  being  taken  very  seri- 
ously, and  part  of  the  ongoing  operation 
involves  plainclothes  security  officers. 

Lisa  Jacobs,  co-ordinator  of  the  Wom- 
en's Centre,  saidstill  more  security  meas- 
ures could  be  taken. 

"If  they're  really  concerned  about 


Women  alone  are  at  risk 


women's  safety  they'd  have  more  secu- 
rity and  free  phones,"  said  Jacobs. 

Jacobs  is  meeting  with  Carleton's  chief 
of  security,  along  with  CUSA  safety  com- 
missioner Sam  Sheen  and  a  representa- 
tive for  CUPE  2323's  women's  committee 
to  discuss  safety  concerns.  Jacobs  said 
she  wants  to  set  up  a  direct  action  group 
which  would  inform  the  university  com- 
munity about  incidents  of  crime  on  cam- 
pus. 


Sheen  said  Carleton's  adminstration 
has  been  "grossly  irresponsible"  in  its 
handling  of  women's  safety  issues.  She 
said  she  was  recently  informed  there 
have  been  1 1  "incidents"  since  January, 
but  no  details  about  them  were  given. 

Sheen  said  some  other  universities 
provide  information  about  crimes  on 
campus  as  they  occur  and  she  wants 
Carleton  to  start  doing  the  same.  Sheen 
said  that  more  information  would  allow 


people  to  protect  themselves  and  would 
also  boost  peoples'  memories  about 
crimes andsuspicious  circumstances  they 
may  have  witnessed. 

There  will  be  an  open  forum  in  Baker 
Lounge  at  5  p.m.  on  June  11  where 
members  of  the  Carleton  community 
can  discuss  theirconcerns  about  campus 
safety.  Sheen  said  these  concerns  will 
then  be  brought  security's  attention  the 
following  day.  □ 


Graduate  students  face  fee  hikes 


by  Brenda  Bouw 

Charlatan  Staff 

The  price  to  pay  for  being  a  graduate 
student  at  Carleton  has  just  gone  up. 

Effective  May  1,  1992,  graduate  students 
at  Carleton  will  pay  as  much  as  78  per  cent 
more  for  tuition  from  last  year.  The  tuition 
increases  are  part  of  a  province-wide  effort  to 
"harmonize"  or  equalize  the  costs  of  attend- 
ing graduate  school  in  Ontario. 

Tuition  expenses  for  second-year 
masters  and  third-year  PhD  students 
have  jumped  to  $475.00  per  term,  well 
above  last  year's  cost  of  $265.50.  Their 
total  fee  per  term  has  risen  to  $558.74 
from  $349.24  and  international  students 
will  be  expected  to  pay  $1,433.50  per 
term  as  of  May  1 ,  a  73  per  cent  increase 
from  the  1991-92  total  of  $1,307.74. 

"We  have  to  look  at  the  overall  fund- 
ing," said  Spruce  Riordon,  Carleton  vice- 
president  (Administration) .  "The  increase 
in  fees,  while  being  a  large  jump,  has  to 
be  seen  among  our  fees  being  the  lowest 
in  the  province." 

According  to  John  ApSimon,  Dean  of 
Graduate  Studies  and  Research  at  Carle- 
ton, all  universities  in  Ontario  are  tak- 
ing steps  to  adjust  their  graduate  fee 
structure. 


"This  amendment  to  graduate  fees 
structure  is  not  surprising  given  the  re- 
cent funding  announcements  regarding 
the  transfer  grant  from  the  provincial 
government  to  colleges  and  universi- 
ties," ApSimon  stated  in  an  announcement 
to  be  placed  in  next  year's  graduate  calendar. 

Dave  Fitch,  the  graduate  student  rep- 
resentative on  the  Board  of  Governors, 
said  he  thought  the  tuition  increases 
were  "fucking  ridiculous." 

Fitch  said  he  was  especially  furious 
about  the  late  notice  graduate  students 
were  given  about  the  increases. 

"At  least  at  U  of  T  and  Western,  where 
the  provincial  increases  originated,  they 
gave  their  students  some  notice.  I  give 
credit  to  U  of  T  for  at  least  advertising  the 
increases  beforehand." 

Steve  Moore,  president  of  the  Gradu- 
ate Students'  Association,  said  he  was 
also  upset  about  the  tuition  increase. 
Moore  said  the  root  of  the  problem  came 
from  the  provincial  government. 

"It's  just  the  first  step  in  a  long  line  of 
increases,"  Moore  said.  "The  OCGS  (On- 
tario Council  of  Graduate  Studies)  is 
acting  as  a  lobbying  group  for  deans  at 
all  of  the  universities." 

Moore  said  the  OCGS'  lobbying  caused 


the  provincial  government  to  adopt  the 
increases.  Moore  also  said  he  expects 
graduate  tuition  fees  to  equal  those  of 
undergraduates  fees  within  the  next  three 
years.  Undergraduate  arts  students  will 
pay  $1,032  per  term  in  1992-93. 

About  150  angry  graduate  students 
stormed  a  Senate  meeting,  April  21,  to 
argue  against  the  tuition  increases.  Stu- 
dents protested  Carleton's  decision  to 
"harmonize"  tuition  fees  with  the  rest  of 
the  province  andargued  over  the  univer- 
sity's refusal  to  "harmonize"  teaching 
assistants'  wages  with  those  of  other 
Ontario  universities. 

During  a  BOG  meeting,  April  28,  Fitch 


and  Ottawa  city  councillor  Jim  Watson 
moved  to  review  the  tuition  increases. 
The  motion  passed,  calling  fora  $60,000 
increase  in  bursaries  for  graduate  stu- 
dents. Also,  graduate  students  register- 
ing this  summer  will  be  given  the  option 
of  initially  paying  only  the  1991-92  tui- 
tion fee  rate  per  course.  They  will  be 
given  a  90-day  penalty-free  period  to 
make  up  the  difference. 

Fitch  and  Watson  also  moved  to  strike 
a  committee  consisting  of  graduate  stu- 
dents, board  members  and  administra- 
tion to  review  the  new  fee  structure  and 
report  back  after  90days.  The  committee 
is  expected  to  report  on  August  4.  □ 


A  date  to  remember 


by  Leigh  Bowser 

Charlalan  Slaff 

Maclean's  may  not  think  much  of 
Carleton  university,  but  Ottawa  city 
council  thinks  we  are  good  enough  to 
name  a  day  after. 

Council  has  voted  to  make  June  18 
"Carleton  University  Day",  in  honor  of 
the  university's  50th  anniversary. 


Jim  Watson,  city  councillor  and  Car- 
leton grad,  moved  the  motion. 

Watson  said  the  formal  designation 
was  made  to  recognize  the  contribu- 
tions Carleton  has  made  to  the  commu- 
nity. 

" !  wanted  to  give  greater  prominence 
to  the  university,  both  to  the  students 
and  faculty,  and  to  the  university  itself."  □ 


May  28,  1992  •  The  Charlatan  •  3 


More  turf  troubles  with  2,4-D 


by  David  Bartolf 

Charlatan  Stall 

Whether  or  not  herbicides  will  be 
sprayed  on  campus  lawns  this  summer 
remains  a  mystery.  Members  of  a  com- 
mittee who  reviewed  Carleton's  herbicide 
spraying  said  they  are  not  getting  any 
answers  from  administration. 

In  March,  after  a  year  of  review,  the 
committee  recommended  a  two-year 
moratorium  on  herbicide  spraying.  They 
also  called  for  the  university 
groundspeople  to  switch  to  non-chemi- 
cal techniques  of  maintaining  campus 
fields.  Activities  such  as  irrigating,  aerat- 
ing the  soil,  using  compost  material,  add- 
ing more  top  soil  to  grassy  areas,  or  using 
hardier  breeds  of  grass  were  suggested  by 
the  committee. 

In  an  April  15  letter  to  Mance 
Cummings,  superintendent  of  Buildings 
and  Grounds,  Spruce  Riordon,  Carleton 
VP  (Administration),  said  the  committee 
had  fulfilled  its  purpose  in  submitting  its 
report  and  was  to  be  disbanded. 

The  letter  stated  that  a  new  standing 
committee  would  investigate  "the  cost  of 
implementing  the  ad  hoc  committee's 
recommendations  for  a  moratorium  on 
the  use  of  herbicides  on  campus.  As  well, 
it  will  define  a  review  method  which  will 
allow  us  to  assess  the  effectiveness  of  this 
or  any  other  approach." 

The  campus  environmental  group, 
OPIRG,  has  sent  two  letters  to  Riordon 
since  the  beginning  of  April  asking  ad- 
ministration to  follow  the  old  commit- 
tee's recommendations.  Neither  letter  has 
had  a  reply. 

Workers  at  Colonel  By  Child  Care, 
which  runs  Carleton's  daycare  centres, 
have  also  written  to  Riordon  and  received 
no  response. 

Riordon  said  the  committee  "will  be  on 
its  way  before  long,  but  membership  has 
not  yet  been  determined."  When  asked 
about  the  committee's  starting  date,  he 
said  he  did  not  know. 

"What  we  intend  to  do  is  reconstitute 
the  committee  and  use  this  turf  manage- 
ment practice  (of  not  spraying  herbi- 
cides) on  an  experimental  basis  in  some 
limited  area,"  said  Riordon. 

Riordon  said  the  new  committee  would 
represent  a  variety  of  groups  on  campus. 

He  would  not  say  whether  or  not  there 
would  be  any  spraying  done  on  campus 
this  summer. 

"It  will  be  a  matter  of  how  the  recom- 
mendations are  put  in  place,  but  those 
haven't  been  yet. 

"You  can  check  with  Mance 
Cummings,"  said  Riordon. 

Cummings  chaired  the  now-defunct 
committee,  but  also  would  not  comment 
about  whether  any  herbicide  will  be  used 
this  summer. 

"We  submitted  the  report  to  Riordon, 
you  should  go  back  to  him,"  said 
Cummings. 

Jane  Beauchamp,  an  OPIRG  co- 
ordinator, said  not  knowing  if  the  recom- 
mendations are  to  be  put  in  place  or  if  the 
university  is  going  to  stop  using  herbi- 
cide, "feels  like  a  waste  of  a  year's  effort." 

Beauchamp  said  the  time  could  have 
been  better  spent  on  a  campaign  of  edu- 
cation and  lobbying  against  further  spray- 
ing. 

According  to  Beauchamp,  acampaign, 
which  will  include  starting  a  petition  to 
ban  campus  spraying,  will  begin  this 
week,  unless  Riordon  speaks  up. 

Beauchamp  described  the  formation 
of  the  original  committee  as  an  effort  by 
former  VP  (Administration)  Charles  Watt 
to  keep  the  spraying  issue  quiet.  An  on- 
campus  march  against  spraying,  spear- 
headed by  senior  residents  and  backed  by 
OPIRG  and  Colonel  By  Child  Care  work- 
ers, was  to  take  place  in  April  1991. 

Watt  promised  that  if  the  march  was 


called  off,  administration  would  set  up  a 
committee  to  examine  the  university's 
spraying  policies,  to  prohibit  any  spray- 
ing while  the  committee  did  its  review 
and  to  ask  the  National  Capital  Commis- 
sion to  stop  spraying  grassy  areas  around 
the  canal  near  Carleton. 

"A  waste  of  a  year's 
effort:' 

—Jane  Beouchamp,  OPIRG 

Beauchamp  added  it  is  ironic  Carleton 
will  be  hosting  an  exhibition  on  environ- 
mentalism  this  June,  when  the  university 
still  has  not  made  a  commitment  to  stop 
spraying  herbicides,  like  2,4-D. 

Wendy  Atkin,  president  of  Colonel  By 
Child  Care's  board  of  directors,  cited  the 
ongoing  concern  parents  have  had  about 
the  spraying.  In  1989,  one  group  of  chil- 
dren had  a  picnic  on  the  field  around  the 
administration  building  fountain.  The 


field  had  been  sprayed  with  herbicides 
that  morning,  but  no  posting  or  warning 
had  been  put  up.  Centre  workers  only 
found  out  about  the  spraying  afterwards. 

Herbicides,  like  2,4-D,  are  harmful  to 
the  environment  and  to  animals.  It  is  a 
very  controversial  chemical  with  respect 
to  its  effects  on  humans,  but  studies  have 
shown  that  repeated  high  doses  lead  to  a 
higher  increase  of  cancer  in  people.  Low 
doses  can  cause  headaches  and  nausea. 

"That  sort  of  happening  is  a  concern  to 
all  of  our  parents,"  said  Atkin.  She  has 
also  written  to  Riordon  about  the  effects 
of  the  spray  and  has  not  yet  received  a 
reply. 

Last  year,  two  fields  were  sprayed  dur- 
ing Watf  s  promised  moratorium.  Signs 
posted  on  the  soccer  field  and  the  field  by 
the  greenhouse  said  they  were  sprayed 
with  2,4-D  and  other  chemicals.  2,4-D  is 
now  banned  from  use  on  public  property 
in  Ottawa,  but  Carleton,  as  a  private 
property,  remains  exempt  from  this  by- 


law. 

Committee  member  Samantha  Sheen 
of  CUSA  said  the  committee  meetings 
never  made  progress.  According  to  Sheen, 
there  have  only  been  debates  between  the 
administration  and  other  members  of  the 
committee  over  the  safety  of  2,4-D.  Sheen 
said  administration  would  bring  in  evi- 
dence saying  it  was  acceptable  and  the 
others  would  bring  in  countering  evi- 
dence. 

No  progress  was  made  until  the  com- 
mittee's final  meeting  when  the  recom- 
mendations were  put  to  a  vote  and  passed 
because  only  the  administration  repre- 
sentatives voted  against  them. 

Sheen  said  she  saw  administration's 
actions  as  a  means  to  distract  attention 
away  from  criticisms  of  the  spraying. 

"What  they've  done  by  essentially  dis- 
banding one  committee  is  to  try  to  negate 
the  decision  that  was  made,  and  they're 
just  going  to  make  it  look  as  though  it 
started  from  scratch,"  Sheen  said.  □ 


Student  fees  on  the  rise 


by  Brenda  Bouw 

Charlatan  Staff 

Undergraduate  students  will  soon  be 
paying  CUSA  more  money.  CUSA  Coun- 
cil has  approved  increases  in  both 
Unicentre  fees  and  health  insurance  rates 
for  the  1992-93  academic  year. 

CUSA  Finance  Commissioner,  Rene 
Faucher,  introduced  a  $20  Unicentre  fee  in- 
crease during  council's  first  meeting  on  May  1 . 
The  decision  to  raise  fees  to  $50  per  student 
was  passed  by  a  23-1-1  vote  in  council. 

Arts  and  Social  Sciences  rep  Marcella 
Munro  was  the  only  councillor  to  vote 
against  the  increase. 

"Itmay  only  be  $20, "  said  Munro,  "but 
$20  is  a  lot  when  you're  a  student  and  you 
have  no  money." 

Munro  said  her  vote  against  the  fee 
hike  was  influenced  by  the  effect  the 
provincial  government's  $  1 0  million  cut 
to  OSAP  funding  for  1992-93  will  place 


on  students'  wallets. 

Munro  also  said  she  was  opposed  to 
the  increase  in  Unicentre  fees  because  it 
was  not  taken  to  students  for  a  vote. 
According  to  Munro,  the  increases  set  out 
by  council  violate  the  principle  of  democ- 
racy and  CUSA's  role  to  represent  stu- 
dents both  economically  and  politically. 

Undergraduate  students  pay  two  fees 
to  CUSA.  CUSA  fees  pay  for  the  services 
CUSA  offers  students  and  can  only  be 
increased  by  a  referendum.  Unicentre 
fees  pay  for  the  operating  costs  and  main- 
tenance of  the  Unicentre. 

The  Unicentre  fee,  however,  is  not  subject 
to  a  referendum.  It  can  be  increased  by  a  two- 
thirds  majority  vote  of  Council,  with  the  ap- 
proval of  the  university's  Board  of  Governors. 

Faucher  said  the  fee  hikes  were  neces- 
sary to  offset  the  problem  of  poor  main- 
tenance in  the  Unicentre  building,  a  cost 
that  CUSA  is  no  longer  able  to  absorb  in 


its  budget. 

"As  F.C.,  I  don't  feel  the  absorbtion  of 
the  costs  (by  CUSA)  is  a  viable  solution," 
said  Faucher. 

Unicentre  building  operating  expenses 
have  risen  24  per  cent  this  year,  accord- 
ing to  Faucher's  estimates,  and  are  pro- 
jected to  increase  further  by  16.9  per  cent 
in  1992-93. 

Also  during  May,  CUSA  introduced 
their  annual  increase  to  the  health  insur- 
ance plan.  The  cost  of  health  insurance 
will  rise  from  $44.20  to  $50.65  per  student 
in  1992-93,  an  increase  of  14  per  cent. 

According  to  Faucher,  this  year's  jump 
is  less  than  last  year's  of  28  per  cent,  and 
the  1990-91  increase  of  39  per  cent. 

Both  Faucher  and  Shawn  Rapley,  CUSA 
president,  said  the  increase  is  worth  it. 
They  agreed  that  Carleton's  health  insur- 
ance plan  was  one  of  the  best  in  the 
province.  □ 


Grant  money  comes  through 


by  Lisa  Currie 

Charlatan  SlaM 

On  the  advice  of  lawyers,  the  region  of 
Ottawa-Carleton  will  follow  through  on 
its  promised  $1  million  grant  for  con- 
struction projects  to  Carleton. 

November  1991,  only  weeks  before  its 
term  ended,  the  outgoing  regional  coun- 
cil decided  to  grant  $2.9  million  in  sur- 
plus to  four  groups,  including  Carleton 
and  the  University  of  Ottawa.  The  univer- 
sities were  allotted  $  1  million  each.  Money 
was  also  allotted  to  the  Ottawa  Ballet 
Company  and  to  a  drug  rehabilitation 
centre  run  by  the  Variety  Club. 

There  was  some  controversy  over  the 
council's  decision  to  grant  the  money 
only  weeks  before  the  end  of  its  term. 
Several  members  of  the  new  council 
wanted  the  decision  revoked,  but  were 
advised  by  its  legal  representative  that 
revoking  the  grant  could  be  grounds  for  a 
lawsuit. 

Deputy  treasurerfor  Ottawa-Carleton, 
Lloyd  Russell,  said  part  of  the  reason  the 
present  council  decided  not  to  revoke  the 
grant  was  because  the  universities  had 
already  committed  the  money  to  con- 
struction. 

Don  McEown,  executive  assistant  to 
Carleton  University  president  Robin 
Farquhar,  said  the  possibility  of  losing 
the  promised  money  put  both  universi- 
ties in  an  uncomfortable  position. 

"Carleton  had  projects  already  under 


M 


construction  and  the  Herzberg  addition  is 
in  the  planning  process,"  McEown  said. 

But  an  April  1992  report  by  the  present 
council  confirmed  Ottawa-Carleton  re- 
gion would  pay  the  grant  in  several  in- 
stalments, tiedintofhe  needs  forbuilding 


construction  of  the  two  universities. 

McEown  said  the  universities  are  de- 
lighted with  the  confirmation  of  the  re- 
cent grants. 

"Noone  really  wins  from  a  court  battle 
except  the  lawyers,"  McEown  said.  □ 


4  •The  Charlatan  •  May  28,  1992 


 NATIONAL  AFFAIRS  

U  of  O  anticipates  professor  shortage 

by  Craig  Piche  wrhtl.  M«-,,..t„~  «...  -u.n  ...   *~ 


by  Craig  Piche 

Charlatan  Staff 

The  University  of  Ottawa  is  heading 
towards  the  year  2000  with  grey  hair  and 
empty  pockets,  according  to  Marcel 
Hamelin. 

The  university's  rector  says  with  an 
aging  faculty  and  no  money  in  the  coffers 
to  hire  young  professors,  universities  will 
suffer  a  severe  shortage  of  educators  by 
the  end  of  the  century. 

"Due  to  budgetary  restraints,  the  uni- 
versity isn't  hiring  any  more.  And  the 
situation  is  the  same  in  all  the  other 
universities,"  said  Hamelin,  in  an  inter- 
view with  Le  Droit. 


While  discussing  the  challenges  fac- 
ing Ottawa,  Hamelin  said  although  many 
aging  professors areaboutto retire, young 
professors  aren't  getting  hired  because  of 
budget  cuts.  As  a  result  many  seek  em- 
ployment abroad  or  do  other  type  of  work. 

The  situation  is  particularly  bleak  in 
the  departments  of  Modem  Literature 
and  Religious  Studies  at  Ottawa. 

Hamelin  said  half  the  professors  in  the 
latter  department  will  retire  in  the  next 
five  years.  Avoiding  a  sudden  and  drastic 
rum  over  may  be  impossible  he  said. 

"We  would  like  to  have  a  plan  to 
gradually  replace  outgoing  professors, 
but  our  financial  situation  doesn't  allow 


it,"  he  said. 

There  are  currently  about  1,000  pro- 
fessors teaching  at  the  University  of  Ot- 
tawa and  another  300  clinical  professors 
at  the  faculty  of  medicine. 

Hamelin  is  also  concerned  with  the  number 
of  female  faculty  members.  About  23  per  cent 
of  Ottawa's  faculty  is  female.  Hamelin  said 
this  is  insufficient,  even  though  it  is  about  the 
same  as  other  universities. 

"We  would  like  to  have  more  women 
in  the  faculties  of  science  and  engineer- 
ing," he  said. 

The  university  is  hiring  some  new  pro- 
fessors, but  only  as  part  of  a  renewed  five- 
year  plan  to  develop  French-language 


programs  and  to  attract  Franco-Ontarian 
students.  The  university  just  completed  a 
similar  five-year  plan  introduced  in  1 987. 

Despite  the  budget  constraints,  the 
university  recently  hired  22  new  science 
professors  to  teach  French-language 
courses,  said  Hamelin. 

Vice-Rector  Jean-Michel  Beillard  said 
these  programs  are  protected  from  ad- 
ministrators determined  to  cut  costs. 

"The  needs  are  on-going  enough  that 
even  if  the  financing  (of  the  programs) 
was  to  run  out,  their  viability  is  still 
assured.  The  worst  that  can  happen  is 
that  their  implementation  would  be  de- 
layed," said  Beillard.  □ 


t  -  — r   .—^MMyt     iujcu,   suiu  oeinura. 

College  posts  assault  sites  on  campus 

tav  Scott  Winnrnup  I  "  


by  Scott  Wingrove 

The  Gazette,  University  ol  Wester n  Ontario,  with  files  from  The 
Charlatan. 

LONDON,  ONT.  —  Kesha  Salmon,  a 
third-year  business  student  at  Fanshawe 
College,  say  she's  going  to  be  more  care- 
ful on  campus. 

Salmon,  like  many  female  students  at 
Fanshawe,  a  London  college  known  for 
its  communications  program,  was  re- 
cently warned  that  three  women  students 
had  been  sexually  assaulted  on  buses 
that  take  students  to  the  college. 

She  learned  this  from  a  notice  posted 
in  the  women's  washroom  in  the  student 
centre  at  the  college.  The  poster  says  at 
least  one  of  the  assaults  occurred  on  the 
Oxford  East  run  —  the  bus  Salmon  nor- 
mally takes  to  school. 

"It's  disturbing  that  I'm  on  that  route, " 
she  said.  Another  run  was  also  men- 
tioned on  the  poster  as  an  assault  site. 

A  male  Fanshawe  student  was  arrested 
in  March  and  charged  with  three  counts 
of  sexual  assault.  Since  then,  another 
sexual  assault  —  which  allegedly  took 
place  before  the  arrest  —  has  been  re- 
ported. 

The  posters  are  the  initiative  of  Col- 
leen Evetts,  the  college's  manager  of  Eq- 
uity in  Employment  and  Education.  Evetts 
said  posting  the  notices  in  the  washroom 
was  the  only  way  to  get  the  information 
out  to  the  students. 

"Gone  are  the  days  of  keeping  inci- 
dents quiet  from  the  college  community, 
for  the  fear  that  it  will  cause  paranoia," 
she  said. 

On  May  21,  at  Carleton  University,  a 
notice  was  posted  on  campus  by  Security 
notifying  women  that  there  has  been  11 
incidents  involving  sexual  exhibitionism 
or  "flashing"  on  campus  since  January  1 , 
1992,  Some  of  these  incidents  involved 
physical  contact,  the  notice  stated.  (SEE 
STORY  PAGE  THREE) 

But  at  the  University  of  Western  On- 
tario, information  about  sexual  assaults 
is  rarely  released.  The  campus  police  keep 
stats  on  incidents  that  students  report, 
but  few  details  are  given  to  the  campus 
community. 

Rumors  are  on  occasion  the  result. 
Last  December,  during  a  memorial  at 
Western  for  the  14  engineering  students 
slain  by  a  gunman  at  the  University  of 
Montreal,  a  former  women's  issues  com- 
missioner warned  the  crowd  that  she  had 
heard  rumors  of  multiple  rapes  in  cam- 
pus parking  lots. 

At  Fanshawe,  Evetts  said  that  in  addi- 
tion to  washroom  notices,  a  memo  with 
the  same  information  was  distributed  to 
all  department  chairpersons  to  be  passed 
on  to  faculty  and  read  in  all  classes. 

"In  some  areas,  that  had  not  hap- 
pened. So  in  order  to  ensure  that  the 
communication,  particularly  to  the  fe- 
male students,  was  getting  around,"  Evetts 
decided  to  post  the  notices  in  college 


"NOW  LAtM£5  ,      L^TS    )N CfT  6£f  HYSTERICAL." 


washrooms. 

"Communication  to  the  students  gen- 
erally can  be  a  tricky  kind  of  endeavor," 
Evetts  said,  "These  kinds  of  incidents,  by 
and  large  are  not  reported." 

In  the  past  at  Fanshawe,  criminal  in- 
cidents of  a  sexual  nature  have  been 
dealt  with  by  the  college's  security  de- 
partment. Now,  Evetts  deals  with  each 
occurrence. 

Her  notices  were  also  published  in 
Fanshawe's  student  newspaper.  The 
Interrobang.  Ail  of  the  assaults  were  "in- 
appropriate and  unwanted  physical  con- 
tact of  a  sexual  nature,"  the  notices  state. 

The  posters  also  include  information 
regarding  several  incidents  of  exhibition- 
ism that  occurred  in  late  February  and 
early  March. 

Another  incident  of  a  man  exposing 
himself  occurred  in  March  after  the  no- 
tices were  posted.  Two  women  were  work- 
ing in  the  classroom  around  5  p.m.,  when 


a  man  entered  with  a  stocking  over  his 
head  and  exposed  himself.  The  incident 
was  reported  to  the  police. 

Western  campus  police  Sergeant  Bob 
Earle  said  six  exposure  incidents  have 
been  reported  at  Western  since  Septem- 
ber. Three  reports  of  sexual  assault  have 
also  been  made  to  campus  police  this 
academic  year. 

Earle  said  it  is  difficult  to  arrest  an 
individual  on  the  charge  of  indecent  ex- 
posure because  the  "flasher"  must  be 
caught  in  the  act. 

Karen  Louis  Sochaczevski,  a  counsel- 
ling intern  at  Western's  Counselling  and 
Career  Development  office,  said  acts  of 
exposure  are  threatening  to  women. 

She  said  the  person  witnessing  the  act 
"might  not  think  that  the  exposure  will 
end  there,"  she  said,  and  "fear  of  an 
assault  was  about  to  happen." 

Sochaczevski  said  she  is  concerned  such 
incidents  are  not  publicized  at  Western 


and  a  victim  who  is  not  aware  of  the 
prevalence  of  exposure  incidents  may  be 
reluctant  to  come  forward.  □ 
(Reprinted  with  the  permission  of  The 
Gazette) 


Did  You  Know? 

Canadian  Universities  Travel  Serv^ 
ices  Ltd.,  better  known  to  students  as 
Travel  C.U.T.S.,  made  $61,379,000  in 
1991. 

This  makes  Travel  C.U.T.S.,  owned 
by  the  Canadian  Federation  of  Stu- 
dents, the  618th  largest  company  in 
Canada  out  of  700  corporations,  ac- 
cording to  the  1992  edition  of  The 
Financial  Posfs  ranking  of  Canada's 
largest  corporations. 

It  is  larger  than  Andres  Wines 
(639th),  Playtex  Ltd.  (652nd)  and 
Maple  Leaf  Gardens  (695th).  □ 


May  28,  1992  •  The  Charlatan  •  5 


Wlaw  school  decided  to  make  edu- 
cational equity  more  than  a  slo- 
gan, they  hired  Joanne  St.  Lewis. 
In  October  1989,  St.  Lewis  designed 
and  began  toimplementan  educational 
equity  program,  which  could  fundamen- 
tally change  the  entire  legal  system. 

St.  Lewis  says  she  was  interested  in 
becoming  Director  of  Education  Equity 
because  the  administration  of  justice 
does  not  reflect  a  respect  for  the  rights  of 
disenfranchised  people. 

According  to  St.  Lewis,  the  rights  of 
people  on  the  margins  of  the  legal  sys- 
tem are  not  adequately  guaranteed  or 
protected. 

The  goal  of  the  program  is  to  make 
the  law  faculty  more  reflective  of  the 
Canadian  population  by  admitting  more 
people  from  identified  target  groups  ~ 
aboriginal  people,  persons  with  disabili- 
ties, racial  and  cultural  minorities,  gays 
and  lesbians,  and  people  from  low  in- 
come backgrounds. 

Although  the  program  was  originally 
preoccupied  with  improving  recruitment 
and  admissions,  St.  Lewis  has  concluded 
that  the  reason  for  the  low  number  of 
applicants  from  these  groups  was  not  the 
lack  of  a  pool  of  eligible  candidates,  but 
a  problem  within  the  process  of  deter- 
mining qualification. 

"If  you're  just  crunching  GPAs  to- 
gether and  the  law-school  admissions 
test,"  says  St.  Lewis,  "you  will  get  a  par- 
ticular type  of  person. 

"Both  of  those  criteria  reflect  the  sys- 
temic discrimination  that  applies  all  the 
way  through  society  and  reflect  a  gen- 
eral Eurocentrism  of  the  process.  Clearly 
those  two  factors  have  worked  quite  well 
to  get  all-white  schools  and  particularly 
largely  male  schools,  up  until  this  point." 

St.  Lewis  says  she  believes  the  qualifi- 
cations for  admission  to  law  school  are  a 
barrier  to  marginalized  people.  She  says 
the  system  ignores  qualities  which  do 
not  show  up  in  academic  standing. 

According  to  St.  Lewis,  law  schools 
need  to  recognize  community  work  and 
personal  life  experience  as  valid  qualifi- 
cations for  entry  into  law  school.  If  law 
schools  remodel  the  requirements  for 
admission,  they  will  change  who  is  quali- 
fied and  create  a  more  diverse  student 
population. 

"We've  tried  to  address  the  issue  of 


by  Michael  Vickers  class  by  looking  at  economic  disadvan- 

Chafiaian  siafi  tage,  or  looking  at  people's  experiences 

hen  the  University  of  Ottawa's  because  they  come  from  rural  communi- 

law  school  decided  to  make  edu-  ties,  orbecause  they  come  from  the  North, 


or  because  they've  been  raised  by  a  sin- 
gle-parent on  welfare  for  example  —  all 
of  those  different  things  that  would  bring 
a  different  way  of  seeing  their  relation- 
ship to  the  law." 

As  a  result  of  St.  Lewis'  work,  each  year 
the  student  body  has  changed,  with  in- 
creased numbers  of  people  from  racial 
and  cultural  minorities. 

But  St.  Lewis  says  it  isn't  enough  to 
simply  set  recruitment  quotas  based  on 
the  proportion  of  a  group  within  society. 
She  argues  thata  "critical  mass"  of  indi- 
viduals from  a  target  group  must  be 
created  within  an  institution,  in  order  to 
give  the  group  a  strong  enough  voice  to 
make  meaningful  structural  changes. 

"Because  our  power  position  hasn't 
changed  .  .  .  that's  why  I  talk  about 
critical  mass,  that  whole  idea  of  having 
pressure  from  that  community  able  to 
flow  through  the  structure  so  the  voice 
can  be  heard  and  hopefully  be  persua- 
sive." 

The  critical  mass  should  constitute  at 
least  25  percent  of  the  institution,  St. 
Lewis  says.  Otherwise  there  would  be  no 
real  change  to  the  structure  of  the  insti- 
tution. 

St.  Lewis  says  the  results  of  this  imbal- 
ance ofpowerin  institutions  can  be  seen 
in  the  recent  incidences  of  racially-moti- 
vated violence  in  Los  Angeles  and  To- 
ronto. 

St.  Lewis  says  the  focus  of  the  public 
and  media  during  the  L.A.  riots  on  the 
few  incidences  of  violence  directed  to- 
wards white  people  shows  the  power 
position  of  Blacks  has  not  improved. 


FIGHTINi 


BELLY  OF 


"In  the  U.S.  we  (Blacks)  are  dispro- 
portionately represented  in  terms  of  peo- 
ple who  are  in  prison,  we  are  also  the 
majority  of  victims  of  murders. 

"Therefore  we  should  be  clear  partici- 
pants in  shaping  any  solutions  because 
we're  the  people  who  are  getting  hurt  the 
most,"  she  says. 

She  says  people  must  also  question 
how  violence  is  sanctioned  by  society. 

"What  we're  seeing  in  L.A.  or  what 
we're  seeing  in  Toronto,  I  think  what  it 
raises  is  the  question  of  criminality  and 
the  fundamental  issue  of  who  sets  the 
rules,"  she  says.  "Who  defines  what  is 
inappropriate  behaviour?" 

St.  Lewis  says  a  double  standard  was 
used  to  judge  both  the  police  officers' 
and  rioters'  actions. 


CHANGING  ATTITUDES 


by  Scott  Anderson 

Charlalan  Slaff 

The  frustration  and  anger  which 
erupted  throughout  North 
America  in  the  wake  of  the 
Rodney  King  verdict  has  pushed 
the  issue  of  racial  disparity  to  the  fore- 
front of  political  and  social  agendas. 

While  police  brutality  and  a  farcical 
judicial  system  may  be  the  current  cata- 
lyst for  protest,  there  are  deeper,  under- 
H|  lying  problems  which 
I  government  and  vis- 
I  ible  minority  leaders 
I  have  failed  to  address 
I  in  constructive  ways. 

Social  activists 
I  point  to  the  increas- 
m   ing  decay  and  poverty 
SsHSgStaw*  °f  tne  communities  in 
. .  ..  -   which  many  visible 
^      *" ■  minorities   live  — 

JIB   North  America's  inner 
I  cities.  They  claim  this 
^^^^^^^Bl   is  evidence  of  govern- 
ment's inaction  when 
it  comes  to  issues  of 


Over  the  past  12 
years,  the  Reagan  and 
Bush  administrations 
have  been  reluctant  to 
invest  money  into  so- 
cial programs  that 
would  offer  any  real 
relief  to  these  commu- 
nities. Their  so-called 
"relief  programs"  co- 
incided with  their  eco- 
nomic philosophy 
that  a  free  market- 
place, not  government 
spending,  would  fuel 
recovery  and  develop- 
^ment.  They  were 
wrong. 

It  has  becom  e  prac- 


tically impossible  for  racial  minorities 
living  in  America's  inner  cities  to  have 
any  hope  of  realizing  the  coveted  Ameri- 
can Dream  of  a  middle-class  lifestyle. 

According  to  Internal  Revenue  Serv- 
ice statistics,  in  1 989  the  top  four  per  cent 
of  wage  earners  in  the  U.S.  (3.8  million 
families  and  individuals)  earned  $452 
billion  in  wages  and  salaries  -  the  same 
as  the  bottom  51  per  cent  (49.2  million 
individuals  and  families). 

While  the  bottom  half  of  America  is 
not  comprised  exclusively  of  racial  mi- 
norities, there  is  little  doubt  as  to  what 
group  is  predominantly  in  the  lower 
bracket  of  the  emerging  two-class  soci- 
ety. 

The  reality  is  the  social  safety  net 
programs  put  forward  by  government 
are  severely  underfunded,  understaffed 
and  in  many  cases,  do  not  directly  ad- 
dress the  immediate  needs  in  these  com- 
munities. 

Consequently,  many  of  the  visible 
minorities  living  in  America's  inner  cit- 
ies have  had  to  contend  with  inadequate 
health  care,  education  and  employment 
opportunities.  A  large  number  of  youth 
eventually  lose  hope  and  drop  out  of 
mainstream  society.  They  often  enter  a 
world  of  gang  violence  and  drugs,  which 
in  turn  leads  to  the  ongoing  struggle 
with  law  enforcement. 

Meanwhile,  over  $100  billion  in  U.S. 
tax  revenues  that  could  have  been  used 
to  help  stop  the  cycle  of  poverty  in  inner 
cities  is  being  used  to  bail  out  failed 
Savings  and  Loan  institutions.  In  other 
words,  President  Bush  and  the  Congress 
view  the  problems  of  a  few  white,  corpo- 
rate Americans  as  more  immediate  than 
the  disparity  of  the  many  poor  racial 
minorities. 

The  problems  of  racial  tension  and 
inequality  in  America,  however,  are  not 
exclusively  "the  system's"  fault.  Minor- 
ity leaders  have  failed,  in  part,  to  mobi- 


6  -The  Charlatan  •  May  28,  1992 


i  RACISM 
FHE 

FHE  BEAST 


"I  look  at  what  the  police  officers  do 
and  1  have  no  difficulty  in  saying,  not 
just  that  the  behaviour  is  wrong  and 
should  be  punished,  but  that  the  behav- 
iour was  criminal. 

"I,  however,  obviously  appear  to  be 
wrong,  because  a  jury  has  told  me  so." 

But  she  points  out  that  Black  and 
Hispanic  rioters  were  also  charged  under 
the  same  legal  system  for  their  violent 
behaviour. 

"When  I  look  at  L.A.  and  I  look  at 
Toronto,  I  have  a  lot  of  difficulty  with  the 
,  way  in  which  we  will  atomize  a  situation 
Ito  the  immediate  actions  of  particular 
individuals  .  .  .  rather  than  holding 
accountable  those  individuals  who  were 
part  and  parcel  of  the  power  structure. 
"  Looking  at  I.  A.  I  say  to  myself,  'What 


is  the  test,  what  evidence  must  I  bring 
forth,  as  a  Black  person,  to  establish 
police  brutality?'" 

She  says  it  is  vital  that  Black  people 
and  other  oppressed  groups  have  access 
to  equity  programs,  such  as  the  one  at 
the  University  of  Ottawa,  in  order  to 
combat  this  systematic  racism. 

St.  Lewis  also  says  she  also  believes  in 
forming  a  conscious  coalition  of  differ- 
ent groups  of  oppressed  people. 

"Because  there  will  be  people  who  are 
not  from  that  community  who  will  be 
very  supportive,  now  there's  a  possibility 
for  genuine  coalition-building  across  dif- 
ferent groups  of  people  who  have  been  in 
some  way  disenfranchised." 

For  St.  Lewis  a  key  goal  of  equity 
programs  is  to  give  people  education 
and  skills  that  will  enable  them  to  em- 
power their  communities. 

However,  St.  Lewis  cautions  that  this 
is  also  one  of  the  approach's  greatest 
potential  pitfalls.  Because  the  values  of 
the  educational  process  are  often  at  odds 
with  those  of  the  student's  community, 
the  student  may  be  forced  to  integrate  or 
assimilate  into  the  values  of  the  domi- 
nant culture. 

"I  see  a  great  deal  of  validity  to  us 
gaining  access  to  these  positions  of 
power,"  she  says.  "The  difficulty  is  how 
do  you  do  it  and  retain  a  connection  to 
your  roots  and  to  your  original  purpose, 
when  the  tool  you  use  is  one  which  was 
forged  in  the  fires  of  Eurocentrism,  and  it 
is  that  which  oppresses  you?" 

St.  Lewis  also  wonders  whether  such  a 
programme  may  ultimately  act  as  a 
disservice  to  the  community,  by  co-opt- 
ing its  best  and  brightest  into  the  status 
quo. 

Have  I  now  'skimmed-off  these  in- 


credibly dedicated,  high-energy  people 
from  the  community? 

"I've  placed  them  in  the  most  vulner- 
able position  —  in  the  'belly  of  the  beasf 
of  status  quo  power  —  such  that  we  may 
lose  them  when  we  cannot  afford  to  lose 
even  one." 

Although  the  programme  at  the  Uni- 
versity of  Ottawa  has  been  successful  St 
Lewis  says  there  is  still  a  long  way  to  go 
to  achieve  a  system  which  would  be  truly 
empowering. 

Similarprogramshavestartedat  other 
universities,  but  St.  Lewis  questions 
whether  the  incremental  approach  taken 
by  most  of  them  will  bring  the  desired 
results  soon  enough.  The  communities 
they  are  aimed  at  are  in  a  state  of  crisis, 
she  says,  and  have  only  a  limited  amount 
of  time  to  create  change. 

St.  Lewis  says  one  of  the  main  prob- 
lems in  changing  institutions  is  the  con- 
tinuing invisibility  of  people  from  racial 
and  other  groups  in  the  ranks  of  those 
teaching  at  universities.  In  the  20  law 
faculties  across  Canada,  there  is  only 
one  Black  woman  who  is  a  tenured  pro- 
fessor and  that  appointment  only  came 
earlier  this  academic  year. 

St.  Lewis  is  adamant  that  the  kind  of 
radical  restructuring  which  has  begun  at 
the  University  of  Ottawa  is  most  immedi- 
ately required  in  faculties  of  education. 

"Without  a  transformation  of  those 
who  educate  at  all  levels  of  the  system  to 
reflect  issues  of  anti-racism,  anti-sexism 
and  anti-homophobia ...  we  will  always 
be  in  a  reactive  position  where  we're 
trying  to  do  some  kind  of  catch-up  in 
universities  or  colleges. 

"Thatwill  never  be  as  good  as  reform- 
ing the  education  system  fundamen- 
tally."  Q 


--    -  -  ^  —  nave  i  now  skimmed-off  these  in-    tally."   f 

1TBEG1N  AT  COMMDNITYTEVEE 

I7i'  their  siinnm-twc  inln  r™   


lize  their  supporters  into  con 
structive  opposition  against  bi- 
ased institutions. 

This  is  the  age  of  the  public 
interest  group.  Corporations, 
labour  groups  and  foreign  in- 
terests have  all  learned  how  to 
effectively  lobby  legislators  to 
enact  laws  that  favour  them. 
Protests  may  stir  public  opin- 
ion for  a  brief  period,  but  mi- 
nority leaders  must  nave  the 
capacity  to  transfer  that  mass 
support  to  the  polls  at  election 
time,  in  order  to  put  real  pres- 
sure on  government. 

Minority  leaders  have  also 
failed,  to  a  large  extent,  to  teach 
young  people  that  violence  and 
destruction  are  not  means  to  a 
positive  solution. 

Prominent  Black  leaders  like  Rever- 
end AlSharpton  df  New  York  and  Demo- 
cratic politician  Reverend  (esse  Jackson 
have,  in  some  ways,  increased  racial 
tensions.  Both  are  viewed  as  anti-Jewish, 
Sharpton  for  participating  in  protests 
against  New  York  Jews  and  Jackson  for, 
among  other  things,  past  references  to 
New  York  City  as  "Hymie  town".  The 
once  powerful  civil  rights  coalition  be- 
tween Blacks  and  Jews  is,  unfortunately, 
a  thing  of  the  past. 

While  the  reason  for  this  animosity 
between  Blacks  and  Jews  may  be  rooted 
in  stereotyping  and  the  economic  polar- 
ity between  them,  the  leadership,  in  both 
camps,  should  not  be  promoting  hatred. 

Rational  protest  and  well-planned 
Political  strategies  for  change  have  taken 
Q  back  seat  to  looting  and  pitting  racial 
and  ethnic  minorities  against  one  an- 
other. Black-Jewish  confrontations  in 
New  York  City  last  year  and  the  recent 
devastation  of  Koreatown  in  south-cen- 
tal L.A.  by  Black  and  Latino  looters  are 
examples. 


In  Canada,  we  like  to  think  that  race 
relations  have  not  deteriorated  to  the 
crisis  level  they  have  in  the  U.S..  Still,  all 
the  indicators  of  a  similar  social  dilemma 
emerging  are  there.  Many  of  our  cities 
are  being  divided  along  class  and  racial 
boundaries,  and  there  are  not  enough 
racial  minorities  in  positions  of  power  to 
better  understand  and  address  the  needs 
of  these  communities. 

The  much  publicized  clashes  between 
police  and  racial  minorities  in  Halifax, 
Montreal  and  Toronto,  over  the  past 
year,  only  affirm  the  growing  climate  of 
alienation. 

Recent  events,  however,  have  been 
vain  attempts  to  reverse  the  trend  of 
increasing  inequalities  and  white  he- 
gemony in  our  society.  The  protest  in 
Toronto  on  May  4,  which  began  peace- 
fully in  front  of  the  U.S.  consulate  on 
University  Avenue  and  ended  in  chaos 
on  Yonge  Street,  was  unfortunate. 

The  protest  was  detrimental  to  the 
cause,  not  simply  due  to  the  pointless 
vandalism  which  erupted,  but  because  it 


was  staged  outside  of  the  affected  neigh- 
bourhoods. Notice  that  the  riots  which 
consumed  South  Central  Los  Angeles 
happened  in  those  communities  in  which 
they  live,  in  spite  of  the  overwhelming 
prejudices  against  them.  The  residents 
brought  attention,  albeit  through  vio- 
lence, to  the  very  conditions  and  envi- 
ronment they  want  changed. 

In  Toronto,  rioters  converged  on  Yonge 
Street  from  parts  unknown.  The  point 
being,  the  push  for  change  should  start 
in  your  own  community.  Chances  are 
you  won't  encounter  widespread  dispar- 
ity at  the  Eaton  Centre. 

If  real  justice  and  equality  are  to  be 
realized  they  will  come  only  from  the 
consolidation  of  all  racial  minorities  and 
their  supportersagainstunjustlaws.  This 
does  not  mean  change  through  senseless 
violence  and  rhetoric  but,  as  Edward  W. 
Said  noted  in  regards  to  the  Palestinian 
struggle,  and  it  is  relevant  here,  "the 
instrument  is  self-conscious,  rational 
struggle  conducted  in  the  interests  of 
human  community."  □ 


Racism  -  An 
Anatomy 

Kermit  the  Frog  says  it  best 

"it  ain 't  easy  being  green" 

I  Love  colour  -  the  blazing  oranges  of 

a  perfect  sunset 


the  mystical  greys  preceding  a  storm 

Colour  is  everywhere 

In  the  trees, 

On  the  plants, 

In  the  sacred  rainbow, 

Yet  forbidden  when  applied  to  people. 

Being  human  means 

"Not  being  black"  -  but  to  deny  one's 

blackness 

Can  I  deny  this  when  it  is  not  mine  to 
possess? 

Gender,  hair  colour,  eye  colour  -  set 
points 

Brainwaves,  menstruation,  etc. 
Are  all  things  1  don't  possess 

All  things  I  cannot  change. 

Yet,  lam  held  at  the  gunpoint  of  colo- 
nialism/assimilation 
And  asked  to  give  over  my  identity 
And  remove  my  skin  .  .  .  I've  got  S 
minutes. 

What  is  it  that  this  beast  called  racism 
demands  of  me? 
That  I  lose  my  accent, 


my  her  story, 

the  shattered  fragments  of  culture 

And  slowly  self-destnict.  'Cause  that's 
what  happens,  you  know. 

It  is  a  kind  of  psychological,  chemical 
warfare. 

A  poison  that  seeps  into  my  life-giving 
bloodstream 

And  sets  fire  to  my  corpuscles, 
Lynching  them  into  extinction. 

This  is  how  it  feels 

On  the  end  of  the  oppressed. 

Choking,  gurgling,  vomiting  blood. 

From  where  does  my  resistance  come? 
400  years  of  practice,  I  imagine. 
I've  got  resistance  down  pat, 


If  nothing  else, 
RESISTANCE. 

P.S.  —  Thinking  about  Racism, 
Donna  Eraser 


May  28,  1992  •  The  Charlatan  •  7 


EDITORIAL  PAGE 


Does 
Carleton 
need  a 
pope? 

Robin  Farquhar.  He's  like  the  pope  .  .  .  almost. 
Like  the  pope,  Farquhar  was  chosen  as  presi- 
dent in  secret  and  at  no  point  during  the  selec- 
tion process  were  the  names  of  the  candidates  made 
public. 

He  also  lives  rent-free  and  preaches  a  lot. 

But  at  least,  thank  God,  we  don't  have  to  wait  until 
he  dies  to  get  rid  of  him. 

What  we  need  at  Carleton  is  a  much  more  open 
system  for  selecting  our  president  and  other  senior 
administrators. 

Currently,  the  president  of  the  university  is  first 
selected  from  a  short  list  by  a  committee  made  up  of 
three  representatives  from  the  Board  of  Governors  and 
three  representatives  from  the  Senate.  The  committee 
then  recommends  a  candidate  to  the  Board  of  Gover- 
nors, and  ultimately  the  board  decides  who  to  hire. 

Not  only  is  the  university  community  kept  in  the  dark 
about  who  the  candidates  for  the  presidency  are,  but  the 
largest  constituency  at  the  university  —  the  students  — 
can  be  left  out  of  the  decision-making  process  all  to- 
gether. 

Unless  a  student  senator  is  appointed  to  the  hiring 
committee,  students  have  nosayastowho  the  president 
will  be. 

This  a  very  dangerous  process.  Take,  for  example,  the 
recent  selection  of  the  new  vice-president  (academic). 
This  position  was  selected  through  a  different,  but 
equally  secretive  process. 

There  was  no  opportunity  for  input  from  faculty-at- 
large  or  students  in  the  process  of  choosing  Dean  of 
Science  Les  Copley  for  the  position.  Consequently,  we 
have  an  administrative  technocrat  in  the  position  of  VP 
(Academic),  who  was  selected  using  criteria  that  did  not 
include  concern  about  teaching,  according  to  an  inside 
source. 

Most  universities  in  Ontario  have  similarly  closed 
systems  of  selection  for  their  presidents,  but  at  York 
University  the  process  is  at  least  less  archaic. 

At  York,  the  university  community  isgiven  an  oppor- 
tunity to  discuss  the  candidates  for  the  presidency  and 
use  this  information  to  their  advantage.  During  the 
recent  selection  of  a  new  president,  the  faculty  and 
students  at  York  were  able  to  organize  against  a  candi- 
date who  they  felt  would  detrimentally  change  the 
university's  direction. 

That  candidate,  Stephen  Fienberg,  was  the  adminis- 
tration's candidate  of  choice.  Part  of  his  agenda  in- 
volved courting  corporate  funds  to  transform  the  uni- 
versity into  a  military-industrial  research  institution. 

However,  because  the  short  list  of  candidates  is  made 
public  by  York's  selection  committee,  professors  and 
students  were  able  to  grill  the  candidates  at  open  hear- 
ings. The  student  newspaper  at  York  was  also  able  to 
publish  profiles  of  all  three  candidates. 

This  proved  to  be  quite  effective,  since  the  candidates 
were  also  subject  to  a  vote  of  recommendation  by  the 
university  senate,  and  they  chose  not  to  recommend 
Fienberg. 

Nevertheless,  the  system  at  York  still  falls  short  of  the 
ideal.  Senators  are  not  permitted  to  vote  to  reject  a 
candidate.  They  may  only  vote  to  "accept"  them.  Fur- 
thermore, the  final  decision  for  the  post  is  made  by  the 
Board  of  Governors  and  the  input  of  the  senate  can  be 
ignored  altogether. 

Carleton  must  revamp  its  selection  process  to  go 
above  and  beyond  the  system  at  York.  The  short-listed 
candidates  forall  senior  administrative  positions  should 
be  made  public  and  should  be  subject  to  the  approval  of 
both  Senate  and  Board  of  Governors. 

There  must  be  an  end  to  the  closed-door  process  of 
selection.  Farquhar  will  be  leaving  Carleton  eventually. 
The  selection  of  a  president  should  allow  the  university 
as  a  whole  to  closely  examine  the  candidates'  agendas. 

But  as  the  process  stands  now,  when  the  time  to  pick 
a  new  president  rolls  around,  a  Stephen  Fienberg  —  or 
whoever  you  consider  to  be  Carleton's  nemesis  —  could 
be  running  the  show.  KS 


US 


OPINION 


Criticizing  correctness 


by  Gall  Mitchell  and  Kevin 
Skerrett 

Gail  Mitchell  is  a  fourth-yea;  sludent  in  Hisiory  and 
English  and  Kevin  Skorrotl  is  a  masters  student  at  the 
Institute  ol  Political  Economy- 

Oneyearago  this  week,  TheChar- 
latan's  editorial  began  to  hum  along 
with  a  profoundly  conservative  cho- 
rus, led  in  this  country  by  Maclean's 
magazine.  The  target  -  a  new  bo- 
gey dubbed  "political  correctness". 

While  the  phrase  "politically 
correct"  is  now  entrenched  in  our 
language,  the  issue  surrounding  it 
is  no  longer  debated.  But  before  it  is 
laid  to  rest,  let's  examine  where  this 
debate  came  from  and  why  itseemed 
to  catch  our  attention. 

Critics  of  political  correctness 
argue  a  major  political  movement 
is  threatening  the  democratic  and 
liberal  principles  of  freedom  of 
thought  and  speech,  which  under- 
pin our  institutions  of  higher  learn- 
ing. 

A  few  questions  are  in  order.  First,  who  are  these 
critics?  Are  they  really  protectors  of  democracy  and 
freedom  of  expression?  Why  are  these  critics  so  often 
speaking  from  positions  of  class,  race  and  gender  privi- 
lege? Why  do  they  seem  to  be  running  scared  in  the  face 
of  social  movements  which  challenge  existing  political 
and  academic  canons?  And  who  are  these  "politically 
correct  tyrants"  that  The  Charlatan,  Maclean's  and  even 
George  Bush  felt  compelled  to  warn  us  about? 

While  university  campuses  have  changed  substan- 
tially in  the  past  30  years,  there  is  still  strong  resistance 
to  change. 

In  the  Feb.  6,  1992  issue  of  This  Week  At  Carleton, 
History  Professor  Roy  Laird  expressed  deep  concern 
about  a  Senate  decision  to  move  Carleton's  statement  of 
conduct  to  a  more  prominent  place  in  the  course  calen- 
dar. 

In  "The  university  we  have  lost,"  Laird  laments  that 
"some  social  scientists  have  reduced  the  university  to  a 
society  .  . .  And  because  they  are  almost  all  committed 
to  some  form  of  social  action,  they  have  made  the 
university  their  social  greenhouse,  their  hotbed  of  social 
change.  They  have  put  the  university  on  the  cutting 
edge  of  social  reform." 

If  such  a  turn  of  events  reflects  the  "dangerous" 
present,  we  can  only  wonder  what  kind  of  university  it 
is  we  have  lost. 


THE  SILENCERS 

'Politically  Correct'  Crusaders  Are 
titling  Expression  And  Behavior 


Students  spend  up  to  $50,000 
each  for  an  education  which  fails 
to  address  the  experiences  of 
women,  people  of  color,  gays  and 
lesbians,  people  with  disabilities, 
and  so  many  others. 

This  is  not  to  suggest  students 
should  be  uninterested  in  Shake- 
speare, Lockeor  Mill.  Butwe  would 
like  to  see  these  icons  interpreted 
in  the  context  of  our  late-twenti- 
eth century  sensibilities. 

In  conjuring  up  the  illusion  of 
a  militant  band  bent  on  censor- 
ship and  repression,  "traditional- 
ists" have  struck  deep  chords 
within  our  liberal-democratic 
hearts.  The  Maclean's  cover 
showed  two  robed,  white  academ- 
ics with  gags  over  their  mouths. 
The  Charlatan  editorial  was  ac- 
companied by  the  gagged  figure 
of  Shakespeare. 

These  provocative  images  have 
been  deployed  against  all  of  us  who  dare  to  question 
authority,  challenge  tradition  or  —  most  dangerous  of 
all  —  offer  up  new  ideas  about  democracy  and  social 
justice. 

What  we  may  have  been  slow  to  realize  is  so  much  of 
this  debate  served  to  demean  and  oversimplify  serious 
and  complex  social  problems. 

Nobody  was  horrified  by  the  beating  of  Rodney  King 
because  the  police  officers  were  not  "politically  correct". 
People  oppose  racism,  sexism  and  homophobic  bigotry 
to  fight  oppression  —  not  "political  incorrectness." 

In  lumping  many  struggles  into  one  mythic,  repres- 
sive movement,  lovers  of  tradition  enjoy  the  preserva- 
tion of  established  privilege. 

The  myth  of  "political  correctness"  served  President 
Bush  and  other  conservatives  as  a  new  and  improved 
red  smear",  undermining  and  discrediting  progressive 
movements  by  describing  them  as  repressive. 

The  statement  of  conduct  which  so  deeply  worries 
Laird  can  now  be  found  on  page  four  of  the  1992-93 
course  calendar.  The  code,  among  other  things,  prohib- 
its discrimination  as  defined  by  the  Human  Rights  Code 
of  Ontario  and  "requires  tolerance  and  respect  for  the 
nghts  of  others." 

Definitely  dangerous  stuff.  Our  final  question  —  for 
whom?  a 


8  -The  Charlatan  •  May  28,  1 992 


SPORTS 


Manitoba  football  to  clean  up  act 

SLK2.Sa"  with  them'  he  Qdded.  Manitoba  must  now  aet  CIAU  ™.    .nw-H-JuL.......  - 


by  David  Sail 

Charlatan  Staff 

The  CIAU  has  fined  the  University  of 
Manitoba  $1,000  and  ordered  it  to  stop 
giving  out  certain  football  scholarships, 
after  Carleton  athletics  director  Keith 
Harris  launched  an  investigation  into 
the  school's  recruiting  practices  last  No- 
vember. 

Harris,  who  is  commissioner  of  the 
Ontario-Quebec  Interuniversity  Football 
Conference,  started  the  investigation 
after  hearing  complaints  from  several 
coaches  in  the  O-QIFC  last  fall. 

They  were  concerned  that  the  Univer- 
sity of  Manitoba  used  $6,000  in  scholar- 
ship money  from  Football  Manitoba,  the 
province's  football  governing  body,  to 
specifically  attract  four  Quebec  football 
players  to  play  for  the  university. 

Ralph  Verdugo,  Dave  Courtemanche, 
Dominic  Zagari  and  Bernard  Leroy  each 
attended  the  University  of  Manitoba  on 
$1 ,500  scholarships.  The  players  helped 
the  University  of  Manitoba  Bisons  move 
up  from  fourth  place  in  1990  to  first 
place  in  the  Canada  West  Universities 
Athletic  Association  in  1991. 

CIAU  rules  state  that  awards,  like  the 
ones  offered  by  Football  Manitoba,  must 
be  awarded  through  a  selection  process 
that  looks  at  potential  candidates  and 
that  recipients  of  such  awards  have  the 
option  of  attending  any  university  in 
Canada. 

Harris  said  it  wasn't  clear  these  proce- 
dures were  followed  in  the  Manitoba  case. 

"The  regulation  states  that  the  ath- 
letes should  be  free  to  attend  any  univer- 
sity and  I  questioned  whether  that  was 
true,  due  to  the  fact  that  the  money  was 
sent  to  the  University  of  Manitoba," 
Harris  said. 

But  University  of  Manitoba  football 
coach  Scott  Spurgeon  said  those  com- 
plaints aren't  valid. 

"(The  players)  were  never  told  that 
they  had  to  come  here,"  he  said. 

Harris  also  said  if  organizations  like 
Football  Manitoba  were  allowed  to 
choose  which  schools  the  money  went 
to,  schools  in  provinces  with  only  one 
CIAU  football  team  like  Manitoba  and 
Saskatchewan  would  have  an  unfair 
advantage.  These  schools  would  have  a 
monopoly  on  provincial  scholarship 
money.  But  schools  in  Ontario,  which 
has  1 1  football  schools,  would  face  much 
stiffer  competition  for  provincial  schol- 
arships, Harris  said. 

Harris  said  he  wasn't  aware  of  any 
similar  scholarships  being  offered  in 
Ontario. 

The  CIAU  also  has  a  general  rule  that 
provincial  government  awards  can  be 
offered  only  to  athletes  who  have  lived  in 
the  province  for  two  years.  Harris  said  he 
thinks  Manitoba  violated  the  spirit  of 
that  rule. 

"We  put  (that  stipulation)  in  because 
we  didn't  want,  all  of  a  sudden,  one 
jurisdiction  raiding  anotherjurisdiction," 
Harris  said.  "That"  s  going  to  drain  off  a 
terrific  amount  of  our  energies.  In  the 
final  analysis,  what  it  does  is  escalate  the 
whole  cost  of  operation." 

Carleton  football  coach  Gary  Shaver 
agreed  that  not  allowing  provinces  with 
football  monopolies  to  offer  such  awards 
will  help  make  universities  more  equal 
in  the  recruiting  process. 

"We  all  now  are  operating  under  the  same 
set  of  guidelines  and  practices, "  he  said. 

But  Spurgeon  said  he  checked  twice 
with  former  CIAU  executive  vice-presi- 
dent Bob  Pugh  last  summer  to  make  sure 
he  wasn't  violating  any  rules  by  offering 
the  scholarships.  Pugh  and  University  of 
Manitoba  athletics  director  Mike  Moore 
aPproved  the  awards  before  he  went 


ahead  with  them,  he  added. 

"We  had  an  interpretation  of  the  rule, " 
he  said. "  Afew  of  those  coaches  (in  the  O- 
QIFQ  remind  me  of  Lady  Macbeth .  They 
do  protest  too  much." 

Harris  took  the  matter  to  the  CIAU's 
15-member  eligibility  committee  in  last 
November.  Committee  chair  Rolf  Lund 
issued  the  penalty  in  late  March. 


Manitoba  must  now  get  CIAU  ap- 
proval before  it  can  offersimilar  scholar- 
ships in  the  future. 

Harris  said  he  was  happy  the  matter 
has  been  settled. 

"I'm  satisfied  in  the  sense  that  we 
brought  the  matter  to  the  attention  of 
the  CIAU  and  that  we  stopped  the  (schol- 
arships)," he  said.  "It's  very  tricky  to 


investigate  something  like  this  and  get 
the  straight  goods." 

Shaver  also  said  he  was  satisfied  with 
the  ruling. 

"Obviously,  there  was  a  difference  of 
opinion  between  our  league  and  the 
Manitoba  team,"  he  said.  "I  don't  think 
anybody  was  looking  for  heads  to  roll." 
The  university  did  notappeal  the  ruling.  □ 


Hockey  team  dumped  in  playoff: 


by  Steven  Vesely 

Charlatan  Staff 

The  better  team  won. 

Unfortunately  for  Carleton's  hockey 
club,  in  the  deciding  third  game  of  its 
semifinal  playoff  series  with  Abloom,  it 
wasn't  the  better  team. 

Abloom  6  •  Carleton  1 

Abloom  defeated  Carleton  6-1  at  the 
R.A.  Centre  on  March  25  to  take  the  best- 
of-three  series  two  games  to  one  and 
advance  to  the  Senior  R.A.  League  finals 
against  the  Wizards. 

Abloom  kept  up  its  post-season  domi- 
nance in  the  finals,  beating  the  Wizards 
in  three  straight  games  to  take  the  cham- 
pionship. 

"I  was  disappointed  with  the  out- 
come, "  said  Ravens  coach  George  Brown. 
"  But  we  had  a  good  season  and  did  better 
than  last  year  when  we  finished  fourth 
and  were  swept  in  the  playoffs  by  Abloom. 
We're  improving  every  year  and  maybe 
next  season  things  will  turn  out  differ- 
ently." 

The  previous  week's  last-minute  2-1 
Raven  victory  tied  the  series  at  a  game 
apiece.  It  allowed  Carleton  to  escape 
another  playoff  elimination  at  the  hands 
of  Abloom,  who  swept  the  Ravens  in  .two 
games  the  previous  two  seasons. 

Looking  back  on  that  game,  one  might 
have  thought  that  the  younger  Ravens 
club  had  finally  matured  enough  to  chal- 
lenge Abloom's  experience  and  domi- 
nance. But  as  the  game  wore  on,  it  was 
clear  a  lot  of  work  still  needs  to  be  done 
before  the  Ravens  taste  playoff  success. 

"The  better  team  won,"  said  forward 
Richie  Clark  after  the  game.  "No  one 
expected  us  to  win  one  game  and  we  did. 
No  one  expected  us  to  put  up  a  fight  in 
this  game  and  we  did.  And  we  were  with 
them  for  most  of  the  game.  But  they 
played  with  a  lot  of  desire  and  experi- 


Hockey  action  from  the  past  season. 


ence  and  in  the  end,  on  this  night,  they 
were  the  better  team.  But  I  didn't  believe 
that  until  the  final  whistle." 

Carleton  opened  the  scoring  in  the 
first  period  on  a  quirk  goal.  Thirty-four 
seconds  into  the  game,  forward  Jim  Gib- 
bons pounced  on  a  poorly-handled  re- 
bound and  banged  the  puck  home.  Dis- 
playing its  playoff  composure.  Abloom 
came  right  back  on  the  next  rush  to  tie 
the  game  witha  high  slapshot  that  eluded 
goaltender  Austin  Quinn's  grasp. 

Despite  the  occasional  offensive  rush 
by  the  Ravens,  play  remained  in  Carle- 
ton's end  as  Abloom  began  mounting  a 


relentless  wave  of  sustained  pressure. 

Quinn  held  the  Ravens  close  for  two 
periods  and  Carleton  trailed  only  3-1 
heading  into  the  third.  But  the  Ravens' 
defensive  bubble  finally  burst  in  the  fi- 
nal period,  when  Abloom  netted  three 
more  goals  en  route  to  the  win. 

"They  crashed  the  net  all  night  long," 
said  Quinn.  "And  when  you  do  that, 
you're  bound  to  score.  You  can  only 
make  so  many  stops.  One,  two,  and  then 
the  third  one  goes  in.  They  just  overpow- 
ered us.  They  kept  crashing  the  net  and 
had  me  flopping  on  my  rear  the  whole 
game."  □ 


New  soccer  coach  optimistic 


by  Kim  Brunhuber 

Charlatan  Staff 

The  new  head  coach  of  Carleton's 
men's  soccer  team  is  making  a  pledge  to 
continue  the  success  of  one  of  Carleton's 
best  varsity  teams. 

Sandy  Mackie  said  he  expects  the 
Ravens  will,  be  "organized,  well-disci- 
plined, and  motivated  to  compete  at  the 
university  level"  next  season. 

Mackie  replaced  outgoing  men's  soc- 
cer coach  Ian  Martin  last  month.  He  has 
15  years  of  coaching  experience  under 
his  belt  at  the  provincial  level,  and  at  the 
professional  level  with  the  now  defunct 
Ottawa  Intrepid  of  the  Canadian  Soccer 
League.  He  had  also  previously  been  an 
assistant  coach  with  the  Ravens. 

John  Wilson,  Carleton's  coordinator 
of  men's  university  athletics,  said 
Mackie's  experience  makes  him  well- 
suited  for  the  job. 

"He's  extremely  well -qualified,  espe- 
cially in  the  technical  aspect  of  coach- 
ing," said  Wilson. 

Mackie  takes  over  a  team  coming  off 


New  soccer  coach  Sandy  Mackie. 


its  first  winning  season  in  four  years.  The 
Ravens  finished  second  in  the  Ontario 
University  Athletic  Association's  east  di- 
vision last  season  with  a  record  of  6-2-2. 
They  eventually  lost  3-1  to  the  University 


of  Toronto  in  the  -first  round  of  the 
playoffs. 

Mackie  is  cautiously  optimistic  about 
the  Ravens'  chances  for  the  upcoming 
season.  But  he  said  he  plans  to  focus  on 
the  team's  long-term  prospects  for  suc- 
cess. 

"We'll  have  to  wait  and  see,"  said 
Mackie.  "There  are  a  couple  of  diamonds 
coming  in  to  training  camp  and  some 
sound  players  coming  back.  There  is  a 
good  calibre  of  players  in  the  area,  as 
well  as  those  coming  in  from  outside." 

But  the  Ravens  will  also  be  competing 
against  several  other  strong  teams  in 
their  conference. 

"Toronto  and  Laurentian  have  al- 
ways been  strong,"  said  Mackie.  "But 
Carleton  can  compete  with  the  best  of 
them,  otherwise  I  wouldn't  haveaccepted 
the  position." 

Martin,  who  coached  the  Ravens  for 
four  seasons,  left  the  team  in  the  spring 
to  pursue  a  masters  degree  at  the  Univer- 
sity of  Toronto.  □ 


May  28,  1992  •  The  Charlatan  •  9 


Olympic  hopeful  falls  out  of  race 


by  David  Sail 

Charlatan  Staff 

For  someone  who  only  began  cycling 
seriously  when  she  was  16  years  old, 
Alison  Jones  has  proven  to  be  a  quick 
study. 

The  second-year  journalism  student 
at  Carleton  originally  took  up  cycling  as 
a  way  of  keeping  in  shape  for  her  com- 
petitive speed  skating  career  in  the  off- 
season. About  two  years  ago,  by  the  time 
she  was  18,  she  decided  cycling  was  more 
fun  and  dropped  speed  skating  to  join 
the  Ottawa  Bicycle  Club. 

Lastsummer,  by  virtue  of  herseventh- 
place  finish  in  the  national  road  race 
championships,  national  women's  cy- 
cling coach  Karen  Strong  named  her  to 
the  team.  Last  fall,  she  raced  the  Euro- 
pean Economic  Community  tour,  the 
women'sequivalentofthe  Tourde  France. 

"I  had  a  very  good  sports  background 
before  I  started  racing, "  the  affable  Jones 
says  with  a  modest  smile,  adding  that 
both  speed  skating  and  cycling  use  the 
same  muscle  groups. 

Strong  says  Jones'  athletic  ability  and 
determination  have  the  potential  to  one 
day  make  her  a  champion. 

"She  has  the  characteristics  of  a  high 
achiever,"  says  Strong.  "When  she's  fit 
and  on,  she  has  a  lot  of  the  required 
characteristics  of  an  all-round  rider.  Be- 
ing young,  she  has  everything  to  gain." 

Now  aged  20,  Jones  is  the  second- 
youngest  woman  on  the  national  team. 
Most  women  on  the  team  are  between  25 
and  30  years  old,  but  Jones  says  she's  not 
fazed  by  the  experience  of  members  like 
Alison  Sydor,  a  25-year-old  who  finished 
third  at  the  World  Road  Championships 
in  Europe  last  year. 

"If  you're  competing  with  them,  you 


Cyclist  Alison  fortes  is  setting  her  sights  on  Europe  next  year. 


have  to  treat  them  as  your  equals,"  she 
says. "  If  you  look  up  to  someone,  you  can 
never  beat  them." 

Jones  took  part  in  two  Olympic  trial 
races  in  May,  the  first  in  Dundas,  On- 
tario, near  Hamilton,  May  22  and  the 
other  in  Hull,  May  26. 

Her  smooth  path  to  success  wasn't  to 
be,  in  the  Olympic  qualifying  round. 

During  the  88-kilometre  trial  race  in 
Dundas,  she  crashed  and  bent  a  wheel. 
She  got  a  new  wheel  and  returned  to  the 
race,  but  finished  21st,  more  than  20 


minutes  behind  winner  and  fellow  na- 
tional team  member  Kelly  Ann  Way. 

The  accident  put  [ones  out  of  the 
running  for  a  chance  to  race  in  the 
upcoming  Barcelona  Olympics  this  July 
and  August,  but  she's  philosophical 
about  it. 

"Accidents  happen,"  she  says  marter- 
of-factly .  "You  can't  dwell  on  something 
that's  (already)  happened." 

The  crash  also  left  its  mark  on  Jones  in 
other  ways. 

"I've  got  bruises  all  over  my  body," 


she  groans. 

But  the  accident  didn't  seem  to  hurt 
Jones'  pride.  She's  already  talking  en- 
thusiastically about  her  future  goals. 

"I'd  like  to  get  more  international 
experience  and  hopefully  go  to  Europe 
again  in  August  and  September,"  she 
says.  Making  the  team  forthe  1994  Com- 
monwealth Games  in  Victoria  "would 
definitely  be  a  goal,"  she  adds. 

Strong  agrees  Jones  still  has  a  few 
things  to  learn  before  she's  a  world-class 
competitor. 

"She's  not  quite  there  yet,"  Strong 
says.  "It's  going  to  take  more  racing  at 
the  domestic  level,  the  international 
level." 

Jones  has  also  enjoyed  a  lot  of  success 
in  her  academic  career,  and  her  A  aver- 
age in  first-year  journalism  stands  as 
evidence.  Then  she  decided  to  take  just 
one  semester  last  year  before  heading  to 
Tucson,  Arizona  for  a  four-month  train- 
ing and  nutrition  program  in  January. 

While  down  south,  she  brought  along 
a  few  textbooks  and  "snuck  into"  a  few 
journalism  classes  at  the  University  of 
Arizona. 

Her  interest  in  journalism,  she  says,  is 
pretty  simple. 

"I  guess  I  like  challenges  and  I've  been 
told  if  s  a  challenging  program  to  get 
into,"  she  says.  "I've  got  several  interests 
and  I  thought  it  was  a  good  first  degree 
to  have." 

Between  training  and  school,  Jones 
doesn't  have  a  lot  of  time  for  going  out, 
so  she  enjoys  the  company  she  has  —  her 
teammates. 

"We  spend  a  lot  of  time  together,"  she 
says.  "Because  we're  sooften  on  the  road, 
there  isn't  much  time  to  socialize.  I  man- 
age to  juggle  everything."  □ 


Shaver:  New  rule  could  'change  football' 


by  David  Sali 

Charlatan  Staff 

If  there's  one  thing  any  football  team 
always  wants,  it's  better  field  position. 

A  new  rule  change  could  force  teams 
in  the  Ontario-Quebec  Interuniversity 
Football  Conference  to  do  more  to  earn 
it  this  season. 

Prior  to  this  season,  a  team  conceding 
a  single  point  in  the  end  zone  on  a 
missed  field  goal  got  the  ball  at  its  own 
35-yard  line  or  the  point  where  the  kick 
was  made.  Last  year,  Carleton  Athletics 
Director  Keith  Harris  proposed  chang- 
ing the  rule  so  the  ball  would  go  out  to 
just  the  20-yardline  on  punts  and  missed 
field  goals. 

The  change  didn't  get  approved  by 
the  CIAU  rules  committee,  but  earlier 
this  year,  the  O-QIFC  decided  to  try  it  on 
missed  field  goals  for  a  season. 

Harris,  who  is  also  commissioner  of 
the  O-QIFC,  said  the  change  will  bring 
more  excitement  to  the  game. 

"We  thought  we  wouldgive  it  a  shot," 
he  said.  "There  seemed  to  be  some  excite- 
ment for  it." 

Instead  of  just  kneeling  down  in  or 
running  out  the  back  of  the  end  zone, 
knowing  they'll  get  at  least  35  yards  for 
it,  players  will  be  more  likely  to  run  punts 
out  of  the  end  zone  because  they  might 
only  get  20  yards,  Harris  said. 

Carleton  head  coach  Gary  Shaver  was 
on  the  O-QIFC  rules  committee  that 
unanimously  approved  the  change.  Kick- 
ing teams  will  now  have  to  be  more 
prepared  to  cover  returns  and  returning 
teams  will  have  to  decide  whether  the 
risk  of  fumbling  a  return  or  not  making 
20  yards  is  worth  it,  he  said. 

"What  I  li  ke  about  i  t  is  the  coaches  are 
gonna  have  to  make  another  tough  de- 
cision," he  said.  "We're  trying  to  make 


the  game  more  exciting  for  the  fans.  (A 
missed  field  goal)  is  a  nothing  kind  of 
play  most  of  the  time." 

The  rules  committee  will  decide  after 
this  season  if  the  change  should  become 


permanent,  Shaver  said. 

"We  like  the  idea  that  we  can  be  the 
pioneers,"  Shaver  said.  "We  feel  it's  a 
rule  that's  going  to  change  the  game  of 
football." 


Fifteen  yards  making  that  much  dif- 
ference. Imagine  that.  Now,  if  only  a  rule 
could  make  the  Ravens  score  more  touch- 
downs ...  □ 


The  Charlatan  1992  Hockey  Pool  Final 


1  .0.  De  Rosa  1413 

2  .J.  Simmons  1409 

3  .  P.  Schaafsma  1393 

4.  T.  Pechloff  1393 

5.  M.  Hradeckly  1390 

6  .J.  Miller  1389 

7  .N.  Daniel  1386 

8  C.  Dods  1383 

9  A  Gardner  1379 

10.  B.  Car  1379 

11  .J.Kerr  1377 

12. 1.  Boyle  1374 

13  .  M.  Walters  1371 

14.  W.Yung  1369 

15.  P.  Carruthers  1368 

16.  J.  Leo  1367 

17  W.  Coons  1365 

18  .J.  Schwartz  1365 

19.  J.  Clarke  1362 

20  .J.  Coates  1361 

21  ,M.  MacDonald  1360 

22  S.  Cordick  1360 

23  .A.  Revill  1356 

24.  D.  Keats  1355 

25  .C.  Spaoccini  1355 

26  .  M.  Murray  1353 

27  ,S.  Quasi  1351 

28  I.  Chmiak  1351 


29  .  N.  Jonker  1349 

30  .M.  Wilson  1348 

31  .  D.  Hodgins  1348 

32  .  P.  Hawkes  1343 

33  .P.  Okalik  1343 

34  .  R.  Batchelor  1343 

35  .B.  Duffield  1343 

36.  S.Wright  1341 

37  .A.  McGurn  1340 

38.  L.  Man  1339 

39  .T.  Haedrich  :.  1335 

40  .M.Goddard  1333 

41  .J.  Rossiter  1333 

42  .  M.  Magee  1332 

43  .  R.  Reid  1332 

44  .M.  Stanton  1331 

45  .  N.  Joyce  1331 

46  .L.  Cappell  1331 

47  .C.  Schneider  1330 

48  .  M.  Wee  1329 

49  .  B.  Ricci  1327 

50  .J.  Poortinga  1327 

51  .R.Wells  1326 

52  .  R.  Schaafsma  1326 

53  .D.  Johnson  1325 

54  .K.  Leech  1324 

55  .0.  Rusch  1322 

56  .  R.  Hauck  1318 


Results!! 

57.  S.  Mile  1317 

58.  J.  Medcof  1316 

59.  M.  Lawrence  1313 

60.  C.  Overton  1312 

61  .  N.  Nikitopoulos  1312 

62.  M.  Rath  1312 

63.  J.  Wiens  1311 

64.  R.  Seabrook  1310 

65.  D.  Pella  1310 

66.  C.  Pisiapio  1309 

67.  K.  Daggapaty  1309 

68.  P.  Olson  1308 

69.  K.  Albert  1303 

70.  D.Olson   1303 

71  .  D.  Marchori  1300 

72.  S.  Rapley  1300 

73.  S.  Hodgins  1299 

74.  R.  Lavictoire  1299 

75.  B.  Polley  1295 

76.  C.  Pow  1293 

77.  R.  Mayer  1288 

78.  J.  Raiku  1288 

79.  D.  Eastman  1287 

80  .  C.  Baird  1287 

81  .  R.  Shank  1287 

82.  D.Walton  1285 

83.  T.  Danyluk  1285 

84.  E.  Bouchard  1284 


10  'The  Charlatan  •  May  28,  1992 


ARTS  &  ENTERTAINMENT 


Rhinos  and  inner  revolutions 


by  Anil  Prasad 

Charlatan  StaH 

Arms  and  legs  pierce  the  air  with 
dizzying  speed. 
Rhino  and  elephant  sounds  fill 
the  environment. 
A  pony-tail  flails  about. 
Wait,  hold  on  a  second ...  a  pony-tail? 
O.K.,  Lome  Greene,  you  can  go  home 
now. 

Montreal's  La  Brique  is  a  jungle  in  its 
own  right.  One  glance  at  any  of  its  en- 
trances reveals  baboon-like  bouncers 
grunting  and  scratching  themselves  at 
every  possible  opportunity. 

In  early  May,  the  cavernous  Montreal 
nightclub  was  home  to  six-string  sumo 
Adrian  Belew.  Known  for  his  uncanny 
ability  to  mimic  large  mammals  on  the 
electric  guitar,  and  his  musical  exploits 
with  the  likes  of  King  Crimson,  Talking 
Heads,  David  Bowie  and  Frank  Zappa,  the 
singer/guitarist  was  in  fine  form. 

With  his  trademark  receding  locks  tied 
back,  and  pastel -co  loured  axe  in  hand, 
Belew  set  the  club  ablaze  with  his  kinetic 
stage  antics  and  awe-inspiring  virtuosity. 
Dubbed  the  Inner  Revolution  tour,  after  his 
new  album  of  the  same  name,  the  show 
centred  around  songs  with  an  optimistic 
outlook.  The  album's  bouncy  title  track  - 
represents  the  general  theme. 

'"Inner  Revolution'  came  from  conver- 
sations I  had  with  my  girlfriend.  It's  a 
theory  of  hers,  about  how  things  can 
change  dynamically  in  yourlife,"  he  said, 
in  an  interview  prior  to  the  show. 

"It  could  be  something  that  causes  you 
to  change  or  it  could  be  you  causing 
yourself  to  change.  So  the  general  mes- 
sage that  I  read  into  the  song  was,  as  it 
says, 1  If  there's  something  in  your  life,  you 
have  the  power  to  change  it.'" 

The  last  two  years  have  seen  a  number 
of  "innerrevolutions"  take  place  for  Belew. 
In  addition  to  serving  as  David  Bowie's 
musical  director  on  the  1 990  Sound+Vision 
tour,  he  divorced  h  is  wife  and  found  a  new 
love. 

"To  me,  a  lot  of  this  record  revolves 
around  the  hope  of  a  new  love,  of  a  new 
start  in  your  life  and  a  more  positive 
feeling,"  the  40-year-old  Cincinnati,  Ohio 
native  explained.  "Basically  I  feel  better 
than  I've  ever  felt  in  my  life,  so  I  wanted  to 
write  some  songs  about  that." 

For  the  most  part,  Belew  writes  bright, 
sometimes  Beatle-esque,  pop  tunes,  heavy 
with  intricate  guitar  and  right,  off-beat 
arrangements. 

It's  a  far  cry  from  the  dark  and  eclectic 
leanings  of  his  work  with  the  seminal 
progressive  rock  band  King  Crimson  in 
the  early  80s.  Halfway  through  making 
Inner  Revolution  though,  he  decided  to  give 
the  album  a  raw  and  aggressive  touch  by 
adding  tracks  like  the  raunchy  first  single 
"Standing  In  The  Shadow",  a  song  that 
extols  the  virtues  of  great  sex. 

Belew  feels  it's  important  to  point  out 
that  his  records  evolve  through  a  sponta- 
neous process,  not  through  the  corporate 
formula  where  three  upbeat  pop  tunes, 
plus  three  heavier  tracks,  plus  two  ballads 
equals  a  hit  album. 

"I  approach  recording  more  like  a 
painter  approaches  painting,  you  know," 
°e  said.  "It's  the  challenge  of  working 
through  all  the  problem  solving,  of  how  to 
get  to  the  music  that  you  hear  in  your 
head  that  I  find  most  attractive  about 
creating  music  in  the  first  place." 

Besides  blazing  sex  and  self-motiva- 
jj°ni  Inner  Revolution  reveals  some  of 
Belew's  other  fascinations  and  fixations. 
fhe  rocker  "Only  A  Dream"  deals  with 
environmental  issues.  "I  always  like  to 
include  something  like  that  on  a  record 


Do  you  vant  to  pet  my  rhino? 


The  buoyant  "I'd  Rather  Be  Here" 
takes  a  humorous  look  at  Belew's  new- 
found fear  of  flying. 

"It's  totally  illogical  and  it  just  came 
on  me  a  few  years  ago.  This  has  hap- 
pened to  a  number  of  people  I  know  -- 
David  Byrne  and  David  Bowie,  of  course . 
I  used  to  love  flying.  In  fact  I  even  have 
flown  planes,"  laughed  Belew.  "I  don't 
know  what  happened.  There  are  times 
when  I  get  up  to  move  to  another  seat 
because  I  think  I'm  gonna  help  the  plane 
a  little  bit!" 

With  seven  solo  albums  behind  him, 
Belew  is  carefully  considering  the  possi- 
bility of  a  King  Crimson  reunion. 

"We've  only  been  talking  about  it  at 
this  point.  I'm  not  certain  it's  going  to 
happen,"  he  pondered.  "I  think  until  we 
sit  and  play  music  together  I  wouldn't 
really  be  able  to  say  for  sure.  If  it  was 
vital,  new,  unique  music,  then  that  would 
really  interest  me." 

However,  Belew  is  concerned  about 
trading  away  personal  freedom  in  fa- 
vour of  group  democracy. 

"I'm  concerned  whether  King  Crim- 
son is  the  right  thing  to  do  with  my  time 
in  the  90s,  because  you  know  I'm  really 
enjoying  being  a  solo  artist,  quite  hon- 
estly. That  gives  me  a  lot  of  autonomy 
and  I'm  a  little  scared  of  giving  some  of 
that  away."  □ 


just  to  remind  people,  who  may  not  aremakingsomebigmistakesintheway 
know ofmy convictions,  thatlbelieve we    we  are  treating  our  planet,"  he  said. 

Mad  Dog  Mel  erupts  again 


by  Nlchole  McGIll 

Charlatan  Staff 

Someone  has  pissed  off  Detective 
Martin  Riggs. 
It  isn't  hard  to  do.  Just  try  jaywalk- 
ing or  stealing  one  of  his  hoarded 
doggy  biscuits.  Then  sit  back  and  watch 
while  Riggs'  eyes  start  to  bulge.  His  mouth 
foams.  A  blood  vessel  bursts  in  his  brain 
and  suddenly  the  high-strung  L.A.P.D. 
detective  erupts  into  Mad  Dog  Mel. 

And  you  thought  the  Road  Warrior 
was  mad. 

In  Lethal  Weapon  3,  which  opened  in 
Ottawa  May  15,  Mel  Gibson's  deranged 
exploits  are  indicative  of  a  film  which 
takes  the  action  film  almost  to  an  ex- 
treme. Director  Richard  Donner  makes 
Mel  run  after  stolen  armoured  trucks 
and  subway  cars,  jump  off  expressways 
and  generally  beat  up  a  lot  of  people. 

Gibson  and  Danny  Glover  reprise  their 
roles  as  a  disputing  detective  duo,  with 
Riggs,  the  lonely  psychotic,  attempting 
to  break  the  coronary  vessels  of  stable 
family  man  Roger  Murtaugh. 

Lethal  Weapon  3  is  one  of  many  Hol- 
lywood sequels  anticipated  this  summer. 
With  such  a  drive  for  easy  profit,  it  is  no 
surprise  that  this  film  relies  more  on  the 
spectacle  of  violence  than  a  coherent 
plot  line  but  hey  -  this  is  a  film  that  gets 
its  biggest  laughs  from  police  brutality. 

What  little  plot  there  is  revolves 
around  Riggs  attempts  to  screw  up 
Murtaugh's  spotless  police  career  before 
he  retires  in  a  week.  At  the  beginning  of 
the  film,  Riggs'  deluded  antics  cause  the 
demotion  of  both  partners  to  foot  patrol. 
But  this  setback  doesn't  prevent  the  two 
from  uncovering  a  scheme  by  a  crooked 
cop,  who  is  stealing  illegal  weapons  and 
drugs  from  police  holdings. 

While  Gibson  and  Glover  are  an  en- 
tertaining duo,  theircharacters  aren't  as 
fresh  the  third  time  around.  Glover's 
interpretation  of  Murtaugh  is  a  little 
stale  and  Riggs  goes  berserk  one  time  too 
many. 


Only 
the  unex- 
pected ap- 
pearances 
by  a  feisty 
armour 
van  guard 
named 
Dolores 
and  Joe 
Pesci's  Leo 
Getz  invig- 
orate the 
film  with 
enough 
spark  to 
keep  the 
action  and 
humor  at 
fever  pitch. 

Getz,  in- 
troduced in 
Lethal 
Weapon  2 

as  a  pesky   °h  no,  not  Lethal  Weapon 

police  informer,  rums  into  a  platinum- 
haired  Beverley  Hills  entrepreneur  who 
butts  in  on  Riggs  and  Murtaugh's  police 
work.  The  two  try  to  lock  Getz  up  in  the 
hospital  and  give  him  unnecessary  op- 
erations when  he  suffers  from  a  gunshot 
wound.  His  escape,  with  brilliant  one- 
liners  like  "Since  when  do  you  need  a 
rectal  exam  for  a  gunshot  wound?", 
represents  one  of  the  highlights  of  the 
film. 

Rene  Russo's  gorgeous  Internal  Af- 
fairs officer  Lorna  Cole  is  a  new  charac- 
ter to  the  series,  but  she  only  serves  as  a 
potential  love  interest  for  Riggs.  He  lures 
her  into  a  men's  washroom  with  the 
enticing  line  "Come  into  my  orifice".  We 
know  they  are  perfect  for  each  other 
when  Cole  beats  up  more  men  than 
Riggs. 

Lethal  Weapon  3  is  as  predictable  and 
formulated  as  a  movie  can  get.  Our 
heroesdiscover  who  the  bad  guy  is  within 
the  first  30  minutes  of  the  film,  Murtaugh 


does  not  retire  and  Mel  falls  for  and  gets 
the  babe.  This  film  deviates  from  the 
previous  two  only  in  that  Mel's  woman 
doesn't  die  at  the  end. 

The  film  attempts  to  look  at  serious 
problems  much  in  the  same  way  as  The 
Cosby  Show  did.  For  about  seven  minutes 
the  film  grapples  with  the  lure  of  gang 
culture  to  black  youths  in  L.  A..  Murtaugh 
shoots  a  friend  of  his  son  in  a  gang 
shooting  and  is  so  despondent  he  chugs 
a  couple  of  bottles  of  lack  Daniel's.  But 
this  token  gesture  to  real  life  problems 
doesn't  fit  into  a  film  that  sails  along  on 
high-pitched  action,  rectal  jokes  and  Leo 
Getz's  platinum  hair. 

For  reliable,  mindless  entertainment 
with  a  few  flashes  of  brilliance,  Lethal 
Weapon  3  is  the  perfect  movie  to  see.  The 
film  is  not  as  well-scripfed  or  intelligible 
as  its  predecessors,  but  it  sure  is  fun  to  see 
once.  For  those  of  you  looking  for  a 
heavy  dose  of  reality  in  police  and  racial 
tensions,  just  rum  to  the  news.  □ 


May  28,  1992  •  The  Charlatan  •  11 


Champagne  and  chocolate 
decadence  at  new 
ihoto  museum 


by  Michael  Kearns 

Chartalan  Slat! 

Justwhen  it  seemed  hardly  possible  to  squeeze  another  national 
museum  into  Ottawa,  an  exciting  newcomer  has  popped  up 
in  an  unlikely  place. 
The  Canadian  Museum  of  Contemporary  Photography 
opened  officially  to  the  public  on  Thursday,  May  7.  It  was  dedicated 
on  May  6,  with  Governor-General  Ramon  Hnatyshyn  cutting  the 
ribbon  in  a  crowded,  champagne-and-cake-filled  love-in  attended 
by  many  exhibit  artists  and  local  culture  vultures.  Privileged 
invitees  were  given  tiny  chocolate  cameras  encased  in  decorative 
boxes  designed  to  represent  the  museum  entrance  —  a  fine  use 
of  our  tax  dollars. 

In  a  stroke  of  impressive  innovation,  the  six-million-dollar 
museum  is  built  into  the  abandoned  Grand  Trunk  Railway 
tunnel  between  the  Chateau  Laurier  hotel  and  the  Rideau  Canal. 
Museum  director  Martha  Langford  said  the  site  was  settled  on  in  1 986  after 
a  five-year  search  because  the  previous  photography  facility  at  Tunney's  Pasture 
was  inadequate.  The  new  museum  took  two  years  to  build. 

The  facility  itself  is  quite  beautiful.  The  entrance  is  a  small,  but  elegant,  street 
level  glass  atrium  on  Wellington  that  blends  perfectly  with  the  surrounding 
architecture.  Two  stories  down,  one  descends  into  the  bright  galleries. 

With  plain  white  walls,  and  a  simple  grey  floor,  the  interior  of  the  museum  is 
designed  to  showcase  the  photographs  effectively.  The  abundance  of  light  and 
glass  not  only  pulls  the  viewer's  focus  to  the  exhibits,  but  makes  the  narrow  rooms 
larger. 

The  museum  also  has  a  video  room,  a  public  research  centre,  a  theatre  and  the 
requisite  boutique,  where  patrons  can  find  postcards  of  photos  from  the  current 
exhibit,  books,  and  other  souvenirs.  Besides  the  unchanging  width  of  17  metres 
throughout  the  entire  building,  there  is  little  to  indicate  the  structure's  previous 
function. 

The  museum's  mandate  is  to  "collect  the  best  of  both  documentary  and  art 
photography  produced  in  Canada."  The  entire  collection  presently  consists  of 
158,000  photographic  works,  comprised  mostly  of  photographs,  transparencies, 
and  negatives.  "Contemporary"  simply  means  that  the  collection  dates  from  the 
early  1 960s  to  the  present. 

The  inaugural  exhibition,  "Beau",  was  chosen  to  reflect  "the  nature  of  beauty 
in  photography."  The  exhibit  features  the  work  of  51  Canadian  photographers, 


Top:  Tommy  with 
flowers,  1988. 
Chick  Rice 

™  h         ,  ^SS^V  Below:  Playing  the 

dearly  rely  on  game,  1986-87.  Randy 

the  assertion  that  Saharuni. 
beauty  is  subjective.  Don't 
expect  to  see  "supermodel"-laden, 
Calvin  Klein  ad  style  photos.  The  works  are 
qenerally  powerful,  individualistic  and  are  stun- 
ning in  their  diversity. 

Works  vary  from  Edward  Burtynsky's  serene  photographs  of 
stone  quarries  to  Randy  Saharuni's  humorous  and  avant-garde  work. 
Burtynsky's  work  defies  any  sense  of  size  or  perception  and  is  intricate  in  the 
detail  of  tiny  fir  trees  attached  to  smooth  silver  rock.  Saharuni's  bizarre  work 
includes  a  distorted  electric  blue  dog  being  pulled  by  his  master. 

"Beau"  also  challenges  traditional  views  of  beauty  in  terms  of  subject  matter  and 
approach.  Chick  Rice's  series  entitled  "Tommy"  depicts  an  almost  androgynous  figure, 
a  youth  with  flowers  in  his  hair  blurring  his  beauty. 

The  majority  of  works  are  artistic  rather  than  examples  of  photojournalism.  Some 
photographs  border  on  the  bizarre,  like  the  series  of  the  adventures  of  a  finger.  But  all 
works  are  matchless  in  their  print  quality  and  presentation. 

With  an  annual  acquisition  budget  of  $  1 50,000,  the 
museum  should  have  very  little  trouble  expanding  this 
collection.  Langford  said  the  museum  will  also  generate 
excitement  among  artists  calling  the  existence  of  the 
museum  a  "seed-bed".  If  the  blissful  appearance  of 
many  of  the  artists  present  at  the  opening  was  not 

merely  champagne-induced,  itseemsshe  could  be  quite 
correct. 

The  museum  as  an  organization  has  actually  existed 
for  many  years.  Initially  the  museum  was  a  division  of 
the  National  Film  Board  before  becoming  affiliated 
with  the  National  Gallery  in  1985.  Langford  said  it  was 
fortunate  that  the  museum  was  built  in  her  lifetime. 

The  programme  at  the  museum  changes  monthly. 
The  museum  also  anticipates  receiving  three  circulat- 
ing shows  each  year  of  four  to  six  weeks  duration  and 
the  Travelling  Exhibition  Programme,  which  averages 
90  national  and  international  bookings  each  year 
"Beau"  runs  until  June  14  when  it  will  be  replaced  by 
Harry  Palmer's  "Portraits  of  the  Companions  of  the 
Order  of  Canada,"  along  with  Montrealer  Serge 
Tousignanf  s  work  in  "Phases  in  Photography." 

The  museum  is  open  from  11  a.m.  to  6  p.m.  daily, 
except  Wednesdays,  when  it  is  open  from  4  p.m.  to  8 

■ p.m..  Admission  is  free  until  July  2,  when  it  becomes 
$2.50  for  adults  and  $1 .50  for  students  and  seniors. 
You  probably  won't  be  doted  on  with  champagne, 
cake  and  chocolate  cameras  when  you  visit  Ottawa's 
newest  museum.  And  you  won't  have  to  fear  being 
trampled  by  the  Governor-General's  entourage  either. 
You  can  simply  go  about  the  business  of  experiencing 
and  appreciating  the  art  of  contemporary  photography 
in  its  wonderful  new  home.  □ 


12  'The  Charlatan  •  May  28,  1992 


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2  •  The  Charlatan  •  June  25,  1992 


NEWS 


Associate  VP  (Academic)  resigns 


by  Leigh  Bowser 

Charlatan  Slall 

fill  Vickers,  Carleton's  associate  vice- 
president  (academic),  has  announced 
her  resignation,  effective  July  30. 

"I  don't  think  I'd  be  able  to  achieve 
what  I  was  hired  to  do  under  the  new 
circumstances,"  Vickers  said. 

The  "new  circumstances"  are  the  res- 
ignation of  former  VP  (Academic)  Dennis 
Forcese  last  February,  and  the  appoint- 
ment of  Les  Copley,  dean  of  science,  to 
his  place. 

As  associate  vice-president,  Vickers 
was  responsible  for  improving  student 
services  and  enhancing  the  quality  of 
teaching  at  Carleton.  In  her  letter  of 
resignation,  Vickers  said  she  believes  she 
would  be  unable  to  achieve  these  goals 
under  Copley's  leadership. 

Vickers'  letter  also  stated  her  concern 
that  the  university's  management  didn't 
represent  the  arts  and  social  sciences. 

"I  must  also  make  clear  that  my  resig- 
nation is,  in  part,  motivated  by  my  belief 
that  a  university  management  which 
excludes  representation  from  the  two 
faculties  in  which  over  seventy  percent 
of  our  students  are  registered  will  face 
real  difficulty  in  maintaining  its  legiti- 


macy. 

Her  letter  also  stated  her  hope  that  a 
new  position  of  Vice-President  of  Student 
Services  and  Corporate  Affairs  would  be 
created  to  replace  the  Associate  VP  (Aca- 
demic) position. 

President  Robin  Farquhar  said  he  felt 
great  regret  at  Vickers'  resignation,  be- 
cause she  had  done  some  valid  and 
important  work  during  her  term  in  of- 
fice. 

Farquhar  said  her  statements  about  a 
lack  of  representation  from  the  arts  and 
social  sciences  "weren't  quite  accurate," 
because  his  background  is  in  those  areas. 

Farquhar  also  said  he  hadn't  observed 
anything  that  would  lead  to  the  conclu- 
sion that  Copley  was  uninterested  in 
student  services. 

He  said  Vickers  told  him  she  was  giv- 
ing some  thought  to  her  own  future 
when  former  VP  (Academic)  Dennis 
Forcese  resigned,  but  he  hadn't  realized 
where  these  thoughts  led  her  until  he 
received  her  resignation  June  16. 

Farquhar  said  the  question  of  creat- 
ing a  new  vice-president  position  would 
not  be  decided  until  Copley  assumes  his 
duties  as  VP  (Academic)  in  July. 

Copley  said  it  has  always  been  his 


Assoc.  VP  (Academic)  fill  Vickers. 


intention  to  interact  with  student  leader- 
ship to  work  toward  improving  student 
services. 

Copley  said  "the  principle  responsi- 
bility will  fall  to  me  as  VP  (Academic)"  to 
cover  Vickers'  duties  until  her  position  is 
filled. 

Samantha  Sheen,  safety  commis- 
sioner and  former  CUSA  president,  said 
she  is  worried  by  Vicker's  resignation. 


Sheen  called  Vickers  "our  last  hope  to 
making  this  university  more  open  and 
accessible." 

Sheen  saidas  a  member  of  the  univer- 
sity senate,  she  was  given  no  indication 
that  Copley  is  in  touch  with  the  needs  of 
students. 

For  example,  said  Sheen,  Copley 
doesn't  favor  the  university's  policy  which 
allows  students  to  write  supplemental 
exams. 

In  Copley's  appointment,  Sheen  said 
she  sees  a  distinct  push  toward  science 
and  technology,  and  she  says  she  doesn't 
think  Copley  understands  the  impor- 
tance of  arts  and  humanities. 

Sheen  also  said  the  lack  of  women  in 
the  administrative  executive  may  prove 
troublesome. 

"Who's  going  to  be  there  to  remind 
the  members  higher  up  that  there  is  the 
other  50  per  cent  of  the  population  to 
consider  as  well,"  said  Sheen.  She  said 
Copley  hasn't  shown  any  enthusiasm 
for  pay  equity  or  increasing  the  number 
of  women  in  science. 

"He's  going  to  either  need  some  genu- 
ine sensitivity  or  make  a  110  per  cent 
effort."  □ 


Carleton  working  toward  a  safer  campus 


by  Brenda  Bouw 

Charlatan  Staff 

After  yet  another  incident  of  physical 
assault  on  campus,  university  adminis- 
tration has  finally  agreed  to  publicize 
incidents  of  crime  on  campus. 

The  most  recent  attack  on  a  female 
student  brings  the  number  of  reported 
crime  incidents  to  12  since  January  1, 
1992. 

According  to  a  recentcampus  update, 
a  female  student  was  physically  assaulted 
and  robbed  by  two  young  males  at  ap- 
proximately 11  p.m.  on  June  15.  The 
assaultoccurred  in  the  quad  between  the 
Tory  Building  and  the  library. 

The  update  regarding  the  latest  inci- 
dent, published  and  circulated  by' the 
university's  security  department,  the 
department  of  safety,  states  the  depart- 
ment's slogan,  "Working  Together  to 
Prevent  Crime." 

Campus  organizations  like  the  Safety 
Commission,  Foot  Patrol,  Status  of 
Women  Office  and  Women's  Centre  have 
been  lobbying  continuously  to  have  in- 
formation like  the  recent  update  made 
available  to  staff  and  students. 

A  generic  poster  has  also  been  de- 
signed to  inform  people  on  campus  of 
each  crime  incident.  The  poster  will  be 
displayed  around  campus  as  early  as 
August,  to  warn  people  a  crime  when 
has  been  committed. 

Information  and  statistics  on  assault 
incidents  will  also  be  available  to  the 
Carleton  community  through  organiza- 
tions like  the  Status  of  Women's  Office 
and  the  Women's  Centre,  as  early  as 
September  1992. 

StatusofWomen  Co-ordinator  Nancy 
Adamson  said  the  new  information  ini- 
tiatives still  have  to  be  approved  by  two 
administrative  committees  over  the  sum- 
mer, but  she  doesn't  foresee  any  prob- 
lems arising. 

"I  can't  see  any  reason  why  the  deci- 
sion would  not  pass,"  Adamson  said. 

But,  according  to  Adamson,  the  prob- 
lem still  remains  that  very  few  assault 
incidents  are  actually  reported  to  secu- 
rity. 

"The  number  of  crimes  reported  and 
the  number  of  assaults  that  occur  are  two 


very  different  things,"  Adamson  said. 

Adamson  added  that  while  the  chance 
of  reducing  crime  on  campus  "would  be 
a  nice  result"  from  the  decision  to  publi- 
cize assault  information,  she  hoped  more 
information  would  keep  students  and 
staff  at  Carleton  aware  of  the  dangers  on 
campus. 

Mark  Tinlin,  director  ot  the  university 
safety  department,  admitted  the  univer- 
sity has  not  done  a  good  job  of  informing 
the  public  on  campus  assaults. 

"We  are  finally  beginning  to  develop 
a  program  with  methods  to  keep  the 


Carleton  community  aware  of  what  goes 
on  on  campus,"  Tinlin  said. 

Tinlin  said  he  has  been  trying  to  pass 
a  new  mandate  to  enhance  security  meas- 
ures on  campus  since  he  took  on  the 
position  of  safety  director  in  January 
1992. 

"We  need  to  work  as  a  community 
together,  collectively,  to  provide  the  saf- 
est environment  possible  at  Carleton," 
he  said. 

CUSA  safety  commissioner  Samantha 
Sheen  said  the  new  policy  on  the  part  of 
administration  to  inform  students  of 


crimes  was  a  positive  step  towards  a  safer 
campus. 

Sheen  said  she  hopes  that  by  making 
statistics  on  campus  crimes  available, 
Carleton  will  soon  adopt  policies  like 
those  at  universities  in  the  United  States, 
where  it  has  become  federal  law  to  in- 
form students  about  campus  crimes  on  a 
regular  basis. 

As  part  of  her  position  as  safety  com- 
missioner, Sheen  is  currently  working  on 
measures  to  adopt  a  similar  law  for  On- 
tario. 


Admin  dithers  over  dandelions 


by  David  Crawford 

Charlatan  Staff 

The  future  of  Carleton's  dandelions 
and  its  community's  health  is  still  up  in 
the  air. 

A  permanent  committee  to  make  rec- 
ommendations on  the  use  of  herbicides 
on  campus  has  yet  to  be  formed,  despite 
concerns  raised  by  the  campus  environ- 
mental group  OPIRG  and  the  campus 
day-care  centre. 

The  moratorium  on  herbicides  was 
put  into  effect  by  an  ad-hoc  committee 
last  year  in  response  to  concerns  raised 
by  OPIRG  and  Colonel  By  Child  Care, 
the  campus  day-care  centre,  about  pos- 
sible environmental  and  health  haz- 
ards. 

Both  OPIRG  and  the  parents'  board  of 
the  Colonel  By  Child  Care  Co-operative 
were  represented  on  the  ad  hoc  commit- 
tee formed  to  draft  recommendations  on 
spraying. 

It  was  disbanded  after  submitting  its 
report,  which  recommended  the  herbi- 
cide ban.  No  response  to  that  report  has 
yet  been  heard  from  administration,  and 
OPIRG  and  the  parents'  board  are  wait- 
ing to  hear  if  they  will  si  t  on  the  planned 
permanent  committee. 

Wendy  Atkin,  president  of  the  par- 
ents' board,  sat  on  the  ad  hoc  committee. 
Atkin  said  she  felt  "frustrated"  with  the 
lack  of  action  on  the  part  of  administra- 
tion. 

"I  feel  as  though  a  year  of  work  from 


*i»  ft 

a  group  of  very  dedicated  people  was 
thrown  out,"  Atkin  said. 

She  also  said  the  parents'  board  would 
be  drafting  a  new  letter  to  the  adminis- 
tration, having  received  no  response  to 
previous  inquiries. 

Mance  Cummings,  Buildings  and 
Grounds  Superintendent,  chaired  the  old 
ad  hoc  committee.  He  said  he  hasn't 
heard  any  reports  from  administration 
about  the  new  committee. 

Cummings  said  he  will  continue  to 
operate  under  the  terms  of  the  morato- 
rium on  herbicide  spraying  until  he  re- 
ceives notice  to  do  otherwise. 

Spruce  Riordan,  Carleton  VP  (Admin- 
istration), is  in  charge  of  forming  the 
new  committee,  but  was  unavailable  for 
comment. 

The  groups  are  concerned  that  the 
ban  remain  because  spraying  would  in- 
clude, among  other  chemicals,  the  her- 
bicide 2,4-D,  a  controversial  chemical 
that  may  have  harmful  side-effects  on 
people,  especially  children,  who  come  in 


contact  with  it. 

According  to  OPIRG  research,  dioxin 
is  formed  as  2,4-D  decomposes  in  sun- 
light. It  is  also  an  oil-soluble  chemical, 
which  means  it  is  easily  absorbed  by 
pores  in  the  skin  and  the  lungs. 

The  effects  are  still  unclear,  but  re- 
search by  Health  and  Welfare  Canada 
has  shown  a  significantly  higher  rate  of 
a  rare  form  of  lymphatic  cancer  among 
farmers  who  regularly  use  2,4-D. 

Jane  Beauchamp,  co-ordinator  of 
OPIRG,  said  she  is  also  frustrated  at  the 
lack  of  action. 

"It  [2,4-D]  may  not  have  been  proven 
harmful,  but  it  certainly  hasn't  been 
provensafeeither.  Alot  of  people  thought 
that  DDT  was  safe  at  first  too," 
Beauchamp  said. 

"The  administration  should  also  con- 
sider that  they  would  be  creating  a  harm- 
ful workplace  environment  for  their  em- 
ployees. Is  it  worth  it  just  to  kill  dandeli- 
ons?" □ 


|une  25,  1992  •  Trie  Charlatan  •  3 


COUNCIL  SPY 


Big  budget,  small  minds  and  bubble  gum 


by  Andrea  Smith 

Charlatan  Slatf 

How  many  student  council  members 
does  it  take  to  pass  a  budget?  Answer: 
Why  bother  having  them  there  at  all? 

Itwasratherdisconcerting  to  watch  all 
those  hard  spent  student  fees  fly  past  the 
CUSA  council,  after  25  minutes  of  casual 
chit-chat. 

Lack  of  scrutiny  aside,  the  budget,  and 
every  other  morion  for  that  matter,  was 
not  available  for  the  customary  24-hour 
grace  period  prior  to  the  meeting  —  ap- 
parently everyone  in  the  CUSA  executive 
was  just  too  busy  to  use  the  photocopier. 
After  a  casual  glance  by  the  vigilant 
CUSA  quorum,  the  entire  budget  was 
passed  with  not  a  single  calculator  to  be 
found. 

You  will  all  be  happy  to  know  that 
because  the  budget  was  passed  so  expedi- 
ently, CUSA  President  Shawn  Rapley  will 
now  be  able  to  go  ahead  and  order  the 


S660  drapes  he  has  requested  for  his 
office.  He  can  then  snooze  peacefully, 
withoutanyone  noticing  the  little  puddle 
of  drool  on  his  desk. 

Sometime  after  the  budget  was  passed, 
Rene  Faucher,  finance  commissioner, 
woke  up  and  decided  to  ask  if  anybody 
objected  to  not  having  24  hours  before 
hand  to  look  over  the  budget.  Shrugs  and 
confused  looks  were  followed  by  obedient 
silence  from  CUSA  members. 

Most  councillors  seemed  clueless  as  to 
why  they  might  require  any  time  prior  to 
the  meeting  to  pass  a  one-million-dollar 
budget  composed  mostly  of  other  peo- 
ples' money. 

The  award  for  most  empathetic  mem- 
ber goes  to  Sherry  Cameron,  for  treating 
a  member  of  the  Somali  students  club  like 
some  sort  of  parasite.  The  member  was 
asking  for  the  partial  financial  support  of 
Somali  Week,  the  activities  of  which  are 
being  held  at  the  University  of  Ottawa. 


The  student  explained  that  Marriot  and 
Capital  foods  do  not  allow  anyone  rent- 
ing a  hall  at  Carleton  to  bring  in  their 
own  food,  thus  making  it  too  expensive  to 
hold  the  event  at  Carleton. 

This  apparently  set  off  some  sort  of 
treachery  alarm  in  Ms.  Cameron's  very 
resonant  head,  as  she  responded  by  voic- 
ing her  staunch  opposition  while  simul- 
taneously cracking  her  gum. 

Embarrassed  CUSA  members  tried  to 
ask  simpler  questions  of  the  Somali  club 
member,  so  that  Cameron  might  catch 
on,  to  no  avail.  Curiously  enough,  this 
debate  followed  the  unanimous  passing 
of  a  motion  to  support  more  multicultural 
activities  between  clubs  and  societies. 

Not  to  say  all  the  CUSA  members  were 
totally  complaisant.  Some  actually  asked 
respectable  questions.  Unfortunately, 
more  motions  were  questionable  than 
questioned,  and  it  seemed  the  motions 
that  were  questioned  thoroughly  were 


the  wrong  ones. 

The  Somali  Weeksupport  motion,  and 
a  motion  to  send  the  foot  patrol  coordi- 
nator to  an  emergency  response  training 
course,  were  easily  the  most  debated  is- 
sues. The  budget  breezed  through  by  com- 
parison, and  not  a  peep  was  heard  when 
it  was  announced  that  Shawn  Rapley 
had  axed  the  CUSA  business  manager 
and  is  adding  his  own  special  touch  to  the 
executive  structure. 

All  in  all,  a  very  depressing  experi- 
ence. It  would  seem  the  world  is  Shawn 
Rapley's  oyster,  as  long  as  he  has  Rene 
Faucher  to  pitch  his  requests  for  him. 

As  for  the  fresh  new  CUSA  members, 
they  should  be  encouraged  to  ditch  the 
little  lost  sheep  on  a  big  council  routine 
and  remember  who  they  work  for,  be- 
cause it's  not  Shawn  Rapley.  □ 


Bread  and  circuses  for  CU  birthday  bash 


by  Leigh  Bowser 

Charlatan  StaH 

Carleton's  50th  birthday  party  was 
more  fun  than  a  church  picnic  in  Prescott. 

Hundreds  of  people  milled  around  the 
field  next  to  the  athletics  building  (une 
18,  despite  the  cloudy  weather.  They  came 
to  enjoy  the  m  usic  of  Energy  1 200,  to  ooh 
and  ahh  at  the  antics  of  a  circus  act,  to 
toss  water  balloons  and  play  volleyball, 
ana  to  test  trieir  strength  on  the 
thihgamigig  where  you  try  to  make  the 
bell  ring  by  swinging  a  hammer. 

But  mostly  they  were  there  for  the 
food.  There  was  lots  of  it,  and  it  was  free. 
Hotdogs,  hamburgers,  watermelon  and 
chocolate  chip  cookies  —  all  you  could 
eat,  served  up  by  people  who  were  a  lot 
friendlier  than  Saga  cafeteria  staff.  Pity 
there  weren't  more  students  around  to 
enjoy  it. 

There  were  plenty  of  faculty  members 
there,  and  you  couldn't  spit  a  water- 
melon seed  without  hitting  administra- 
tion staff  and  their  children.  Students, 
though,  were  hard  to  find. 

The  executive  of  the  Graduate  Stu- 
dents' Association  was  there,  collecting 


signatures  on  a  petition  protesting  tuition 
fee  hikes  while  they  scarfed  down  double 
hamburgers  and  dozens  of  cookies.  With 
their  tuition  increasing  up  to  78  per  cent, 
this  might  be  one  of  the  best  meals  they 
have  all  year. 

But  the  GSA  protest  was  only  a  minor 
distraction  in  what  amounted  to  a  Carle- 
ton love-in.  Gloomy  thoughts  of  Maclean 's 
surveys  and  funding  cuts  were  drowned 
out  oy  tne  arone  or  "ims  is  earieton" 
videos  playing  in  the  gym  and  the  Carle- 
ton song  ("You  can  look  to  the  east,  you 
can  look  to  the  west,  But  you'll  find  Carle- 
ton is  better  than  the  rest").  Merchandise 
tables  were  busy  selling  Carleton 
sweatshirts,  Carleton  mugs,  Carleton  t- 
shirts  —  just  about  anything  you  could 
stick  a  logo  on. 

City  councillor  and  Carleton  cheer- 
leader jim  Watson  was  master  of  ceremo- 
nies. He  awarded  door-prizes  of  hot-air 
balloon  rides,  more  Carleton  merchan- 
dise, bottles  of  Chateau  Carleton  wine  (no 
kidding),  dinners  for  twoand  a  Macintosh 
computer  with  jovial  humor. 

Watson  also  presented  a  certificate 
signed  by  nine  city  councillors  which 


And  Bob  Rae  said  there  was  no  free  lunch 


praised  Carleton  for  its  contributions  to 
the  community.  The  nine  councillors  are 
all  Carleton  graduates.  Hmm,  some  bias 
perhaps? 

The  picnic's  finale  was  a  "parade  of 
one  car",  with  President  Farquhar  arriv- 
ing with  a  huge  birthday  cake  in  a  '38 


McLaughlin  Buick.  Sparklers  were  passed 
out  and  lit  as  the  crowd  sang  "Happy 
Birthday". 

It  was  fun,  in  a  hokey  kind  of  way. 
Maybe  Carleton  should  spring  for  lunch 
more  often.  □ 


Campus  Briefs 


Carleton  student  arrested 


by  Leigh  Bowser 

Charblan  Stall 

A  Carleton  University  student  has 
been  arrested  for  the  murder  of  his  fam- 
ily in  their  Thornhill,  Ont.  home  [une  5. 

The  1 7-year-old  suspect,  who  cannot 
be  named  under  the  Young  Offenders 
Act,  is  an  engineering  student.  He  was 
arrested  in  Ottawa  and  is  charged  with 
three  counts  of  first-degree  murder. 

The  bodies  of  the  suspect's  parents 
and  younger  sister  were  discovered  in 
their  home  on  )une  10.  Sgt.  Norn  Miles 
of  York  Regional  Police  said  the  suspect 
is  alleged  to  have  bludgeoned  them 
with  a  baseball  bat.  Autopsy  results 
show  the  older  man  and  woman  died  of 
head  injuries.  The  exact  cause  of  death 
for  the  younger  woman  was  not  re- 
vealed by  autopsy  tests. 

The  suspect  appeared  for  a  bail  hear- 


ing in  Newmarket  Youth  Court  June  15. 
He  is  being  held  in  custody  at  the  Toronto 
West  Detention  Centre  until  his  next  court 
appearance  on  (une  23. 

Free  tuition  for  babies 

by  Brenda  Bouw 

Charlatan  Slaff 

The  33  babies  bom  in  the  Ottawa- 
Carleton  region  on  )une  18,  Carleton's 
official  birthday,  were  given  certificates 
for  the  equivalent  of  one  year's  free  tui- 
tion as  part  of  Carleton's  anniversary 
celebration. 

loel  Nordenstrom  of  the  public  rela- 
tions department  said  the  idea  came  up  a 
year  ago  during  the  anniversary's  plan- 
ning stages. 

Nordenstrom  canvassed  the  five  area 
hospitals  and  found  there  were  40  births 
in  1991.  Predicting  a  similar  number  of 
births  in  1 992,  the  committee  went  ahead 
with  the  free  tuition  plan  for  Carleton's 


50th  birthday.  However,  the  university 
has  not  yet  calculated  how  much  the  gifts 
will  cost. 

Pauline  Ghanbari  was  one  of  the  par- 
ents whose  newborn  received  the  free  tui- 
tion. Her  daughter,  Shireen,  was  bom  at 
the  Civic  Hospital  at  4:00  am  on  June  18. 

Ghanbari  said  she  wasn't  sure  of  her 
first  child's  future  plans,  but  said  she 
hasn't  ruled  out  Carleton  as  a  "good 
place"  to  educate  her  daughter. 

U  of  O  woman  assaulted 

by  Hana  Ahmad 

Char^lan  StaH 

A  woman  was  sexually  assaulted  on 
the  University  of  Ottawa  campus  June  19. 

At  approximately  six  p.m.,  a  man  in 
his  thirties  attempted  to  kiss  a  woman 
sitting  on  a  bench  near  the  chaplaincy  on 
the  third  floor  of  the  University  Centre. 
The  woman,  a  26-year-old  student,  re- 
ported the  incident  to  security. 


Hubert  Reiter,  of  University  of  Ot- 
tawa security,  said  a  search  for  the 
assailant  is  underway.  Reiter  said  he 
felt  positive  the  assailant  would  be  ap- 
prehended because  the  woman  gave  a 
thorough  description  of  her  attacker.  If 
caught,  the  assailant  will  be  turned 
over  to  police. 

No  further  efforts  are  being  made  to 
deal  with  the  incident.  Reiter  said  it 
wasn't  necessary  to  publicize  the  inci- 
dent. 

"We  have  dealt  with  these  sorts  of 
incidents  in  the  past.  Although  it  is 
serious,  there  is  no  reason  to  alarm 
people,"  said  Reiter. 

Rosezanne  Lepine,  the  co-ordinator 
of  the  University  of  Ottawa  women's 
centre  had  not  heard  from  security  about 
the  incident,  but  she  said  security  was 
becoming  more  responsible  about  in- 
forming students  about  campus  crime. 


4  •  The  Charlatan  •  June  25,  1 992 


NATIONAL  AFFAIRS 


Student 


by  Sarah  Green 

Charlatan  Slatl 

Elena  Kapila  scans  the  want  ads  with 
a  grim  look  on  her  face.  The  fourth-year 
Carleton  student  is  looking  for  a  job. 

"I  only  speak  English,  so  that  cuts  out 
a  lot  of  jobs  I  had  a  good  chance  for.  I  also 
want  a  job  that  could  give  me  some 
[career-related]  experience,  but  they're 
impossible  to  get  unless  you  applied 
months  back,"  she  said,  shaking  her  head. 

"It's  a  case  of  being  in  the  right  place 
at  the  right  rime,  1  guess." 

Kapila  was  working  in  a  grocery  store, 
but  lost  her  job  in  April  when  the  store 
went  bankrupt.  She's  been  looking  for 
work  ever  since.  So  far,  daily  trips  to  the 
Canada  Employment  Centre  forStudents 
on  Laurier  Avenue  W.  and  the  want  ads 
have  turned  up  nothing. 

She's  even  tried  lining  up  at  the  CECS 
at  6  a.m.  for  government  jobs  that  be- 
come available  on  a  first-come,  first- 
served  basis. 

"I'm  going  to  have  to  definitely  get  a 
job  in  September,  working  more  hours 
than  I'd  like,"  she  said.  "Ifs  going  to 
affect  my  whole  family.  Money  is  really 
going  to  tighten  up." 

Many  students  are  in  the  same  pre- 
dicament. According  toStatistics  Canada, 
1 9.2  per  cent  of  Ontario  students  were  out 
of  work  in  May,  with  17.7  per  cent  unem- 
ployed nationally.  The  situation  is  not 
expected  to  drastically  improve. 

"Students  are  finding  themselves  in  a 
tough,  competitive  labor  market,"  said 
Andrea  Tarichuk,  regional  co-ordinator 
for  the  Department  of  Employment  and 
Immigration.  "There  are  not  the  same 
opportunities  as  in  the  past." 

With  businesses  and  factories  closing 
their  doors  and  laying  off  their  full-time 
staff,  Tarichuk  said  students  are  finding 
their  old  summer  jobs  gone  and  are  hav- 
ing to  take  casual  and  part-time  work. 

"With  fewer  choices,  students  are  hav- 
ing to  be  more  flexible  and  willing  to 
adapt, "  said  Tarichuk.  "It  all  sounds  fairly 
gloom  and  doom." 

Ian  Miller,  manager  of  Carleton's 
placement  and  career  services,  said  the 


unemployment  dismal 


recession  is  forcing  students  to  take  lower- 
paying  jobs  when  they  can  find  them. 

"We  are  not  having  the  economic 
upturn  we  were  expecting  and  there  aren't 
as  many  jobs  totally,"  said  Miller.  "Stu- 
dents are  having  to  take  less  than  what 
they  hoped  for." 

But  some  students  are  unwilling  to 
compromise. 

"I  was  working  as  a  charity 
telemarketer,  but  I  quit  because  I  hated 
it,"  said  AnnThomas,  an  O  AC  high  school 
student.  "Now  I'm  back  [at  the  CECS] 
again  looking." 

"There's  enough  casual  work  out 
there,"  said  Kevin  Wilkins,  a  third-year 
University  of  Ottawa  student.  "You  just 
have  to  be  willing  to  take  less  than  you 
want." 

Yet  some  provincial,  local  and  student 
governments  say  students  shouldn't  be 
forced  to  accept  less.  They  are  organizing 
programs  to  help  students  find  not  only 
work,  but  "something  to  put  on  a  resume." 

The  Ontario  government  recently  an- 


nounced the  jobs  Ontario  Youth  pro- 
gram to  create  5,000  jobs  in  the  province 
for  youth  aged  15  to  24.  JOY  is  aimed 
mainly  at  Black  youth  and  will  create  750 
minimum-wage  jobs  in  Ottawa.  The  six 
registration  centres  in  Ottawa  already 
have  waiting  lists  for  the  program. 

"Unemployment  doesn't  seem  to  have 
age  barriers  any  more,"  said  Kathleen 
Lanoue,  a  JOY  coordinator.  "It's  affecting 
all  students  across  the  board.  The  govern- 
ment is  now  starting  to  realize  they  have 
to  address  youth  in  their  20s." 

Lanoue  said  JOY  has  an  education 
mandate. 

"We  want  to  give  [students]  the  tools  to 
shape  their  future  through  work-force 
experience.  That  way  they  have  a  vision 
of  what  they  want  to  do  with  their  life 
when  they  return  to  school." 

Ottawa  city  councillor  Jim  Watson  is 
helping  Carleton's  Graduate  Students'  As- 
sociation study  student  poverty  and  he 
said  the  city  can  do  more  to  help  students 
find  work. 


He  organized  a  volunteer  program 
last  year  matching  university  students 
with  members  of  Parliament  to  work  at 
the  House  of  Commons.  This  gave  the 
students  "invaluable  work  experience" 
and  often  led  to  summer  or  permanent 
paying  jobs. 

Watson  said  the  same  program  should 
be  started  on  a  municipal  level. 

"The  students  can  do  volunteer  work 
for  us,  garner  some  experience  and  we 
can  then  help  them  by  offering  paying 
positions." 

Watson  said  he  will  approach  Carle- 
ton,  the  University  of  Ottawa  and 
Algonquin  College  in  September  to  see  if 
there  is  interest  in  a  volunteer  program. 

He  said  there  is  often  a  misconception 
that  university  students  are  well-off  so 
theirproblems,  like  unemployment,  don't 
receive  a  lot  of  attention.  The  problem 
was  brought  home  to  him  at  a  recent 
convocation. 

"It  was  disheartening  to  see  young 
people  on  what  should  be  the  happiest 
a:  day  of  their  lives,  one  they've  worked  so 
long  for,  because  for  many,  it  was  the 
saddest,  because  they  don't  have  )obs."Q 


May  student  Unemployment 

statistics  (aged  15-24). 

% 

Newfoundland: 

43.4 

Prince  Edward  Island: 

N/A 

Nova  Scotia: 

26.9 

New  Brunswick: 

27.7 

Quebec: 

15.5 

Ontario: 

19.2 

Manitoba: 

16.9 

Saskatchewan: 

16.0 

Alberta: 

18.0 

British  Columbia: 

7.6 

May  1992  national  avg: 

17.7 

May  1991  national  avg: 

16.6 

males: 

19 

females: 

16.S 

Ontario  introduces  campus  Crown  agencies 


by  Charlatan  Staff 

A  proposed  bill  aimed  at  attracting 
corporate  donations  to  Ontario  universi- 
ties and  colleges  is  getting  a  favorable 
response  from  some  student  groups  and 
administrators. 

Minister  of  Colleges  and  Universities 
Richard  Allen  introduced  the  proposed 
University  Foundations  Act  for  first  read- 
ing in  the  legislature  on  June  16. 

Under  the  bill,  each  of  the  province's 
1 8  universities  will  have  a  Crown  agency 
to  receive  donations  for  each  school. 
Donors  to  Crown  agencies  receive  a  tax 
credit  application  to  their  full  income, 
while  those  who  donate  directly  to  uni- 
versities —  the  way  universities  receive 
them  now  —  receive  only  a  tax  credit 
applicable  to  20  per  cent  of  their  income. 

Ontario  Federation  of  Students  Chair 
Ken  Craft  is  happy  with  the  bill. 

"Ifs  a  definite  step  in  the  right  direc- 
tion," said  Craft. 

He  said  the  creation  of  Crown  agencies 
on  campuses  will  lead  tamore  donations 
from  private  groups  to  universities  and 
more  money  for  such  things  as  repairs 
and  improving  library  resources. 

"I  think  those  who  have  held  back 
from  giving  donations  will  give  in  the 


future,"  said  Craft.  "I  think  you'll  see  a 
steady  incline  in  donations  in  the  next 
year,  as  word  gets  around. 

"It's  necessary  because  were  not  get- 
ting much  money  from  the  Ontario  gov- 
ernment," he  said. 

In  January,  the  NOP  government  an- 
nounced university  funding  increases  of 
two  per  cent  for  the  1992-93  year,  and  a 
one  per  cent  increase  for  each  of  the 
following  two  years. 

"(The)  introduction  of  the  Universities 
Foundation  Act  opens  the  doors  to  new 
funding  possibilities  for  education  and 
research  opportunities  at  Ontario  uni- 
versities," said  Council  of  Ontario  Uni- 
versities President  Dr.  Peter  George,  in  a 
press  release. 

Craft  said  Ontario  universities  have 
lost  many  private  sector  donations  to 
universities  in  British  Columbia  and  Al- 
berta that  have  Crown  agencies. 

The  University  of  British  Columbia 
has  raised  $200  million  in  its  five-year 
funding  campaign  to  raise  $270  million 
since  British  Columbia  allowed  universi- 
ties to  set  up  Crown  foundations  in  1987. 

That  same  year,  Carleton  University 
launched  the  Challenge  Fund,  a  cam- 
paign similar  to  the  one  at  UBC  aimed  at 


attracting  private  sector  donations,  raised 
$15  million  over  five  years. 

Critics  of  corporate  donations  to  uni- 
versities say  creating  Crown  agencies  is 
the  first  step  in  the  privatization  of  uni- 
versities and  colleges. 

In  a  March  interview,  then-OFS  chair 
Laurie  Kingston  said  corporate  funding 
of  universities  could  skew  the  direction  of 
academics  and  threaten  the  autonomy  of 
universities. 


"It's  kind  of  a  Catch-22  situation," 
said  Kingston.  "In  the  short-term  it  looks 
like  a  solution  to  the  funding  crisis,  but  in 
the  long-term  it  may  mean  a  corruption 
of  our  course  content. 

"For  example,  if  a  pharmaceutical 
company  donates  money  and  if  a  person 
found  out  that  a  drug  they  made  was 
dangerous,  it  may  be  kept  quiet  for  the 
good  of  the  university,"  said  Kingston.  □ 

(With  fibs  from  Trwna  Khan  and  Kali«  Swoger) 


Tax  on  loans  to  stay 


The  Muse,  University  of  St.John's 

ST.  JOHN'S  (CUP)  —  Students  negoti- 
ating a  Canada  Savings  Loan  will  still 
have  to  pay  the  three  per  cent  surcharge 
the  federal  government  implemented  last 
August,  despite  a  promise  to  eliminate 
the  tax. 

The  federal  government  announced  it 
would  eliminate  the  tax  when  it  brought 
down  its  budget  in  February. 

"Education  ministers  across  Canada 
met  with  the  Secretary  of  State  who  made 
it  clear  there  is  nocommitment  to  remove 
the  tax,"  said  Newfoundland's  education 
executive  assistant  Wayne  Comeau. 


The  three  per  cent  tax  was  initially 
introduced  to  reimburse  banks  for  the 
losses  suffered  from  loan  defaults. 

The  federal  government  is  currently 
negotiating  with  banks  to  find  alterna- 
tives for  insuring  loan  defaults.  The  three 
per  cent  tax  will  stay  in  place  until  a  new 
system  is  established. 

Newfoundland  student  groups  who  met 
with  representatives  of  the  provincial 
Ministry  of  Education  say  no  one  expects 
the  tax  to  be  removed  before  September, 
when  most  university  students  negotiate 
their  loans.  Q 


June  25,  1992  •  The  Charlatan  •  S 


Date  rape  convictions 
encouraging  to  some 


by  Naomf  Klein 

The  Varsity,  University  ol  Toronto 

TORONTO  (CUP)  —  Four  convictions 
in  acquaintance  rape  cases  involving  uni- 
versity students  have  set  ground-breaking 
precedents  for  court  treatment  of  sexual 
assault,  feminist  groups  say. 

Three  of  the  four  cases  —  involving 
students  at  the  University  of  Toronto  — 
led  to  convictions  even  though  they  oc- 
curred under  circumstances  which  have 
historically  lead  to  acquittals,  said  Susan 
Addario,  personal  safety  awareness  of- 
ficer at  U  of  T. 

In  these  cases,  one  woman  was  as- 
saulted by  a  man  on  a  date,  another  was 
assaulted  by  an  ex-boyfriend,  and  a  third 
was  accused  of  flirting  with  her  assailant. 

In  the  first  case,  a  man  was  given  a  two- 
month  sentence  for  sexually  assaulting  a 
woman  on  their  second  date  after  he  in- 
vited her  to  his  apartment. 

Another  man  was  given  a  three-and-a- 
half  year  sentence  for  forced  intercourse 
and  physical  abuse  of  a  woman  he  used  to 
live  with. 

A  third  man  was  given  a  three-year 
sentence  for  sexually  assaulting  and  physi- 
cally abusing  a  female  acquaintance. 

And  an  employee  in  a  store  frequented 
by  U  of  T  students  was  fined  for  sexually 
assaulting  a  female  customer. 

Wendy  Leaver,  a  detective  with  the 
Metro  Toronto  Police  Sexual  AssaultSquad, 
said  the  verdicts  —  which  came  down  over 
the  past  year  —  affirmed  a  woman's  right 
to  refuse  sex  at  various  stages  of  sexual 
and  non-sexual  relationships. 

Addariosaid  the  convictions  may  make 
it  easier  for  women  to  come  forward  when 
they  are  assaulted  by  men  they  know. 

But  the  judicial  response  to  date  rape 
cases  has  not  all  been  positive. 

News  of  the  Toronto  convictions  comes 
only  months  after  the  well-publicized 
VanOostrom  trial  in  Kingston,  Ontario. 

During  the  trial,  three  female  Queen's 
University  students  testified  that  they  were 
sexually  assaulted  by  the  same  man. 

The  judge  found  in  favor  of  defendant 
Robert  VanOostrom,  saying  although  he 
was  a  "hedonistic  Casanova"  he  was  not 


guilty  of  sexual  assault. 

"VanOostrom  was  terribly  depress- 
ing," said  Addario.  "So  many  women 
who  thought  they  could  come  forward 
wouldn't  even  consider  it  after  that." 

According  to  Leaver,  providing  a  cli- 
mate where  women  can  trust  the  courts 
is  crucial. 

She  says  rapists  are  usually  repeat 
offenders  whose  actions  reflect  their  vio- 
lent attitudes  towards  women  and  sex. 

"I  feel  there  is  some  responsibility  on 
the  victim  to  come  forward,  but  I  under- 
stand why  she  is  hesitant.  They  have  all 
heard  about  horrible  court  situations/' 
said  Leaver. 

Because  the  court  system  is  imperfect, 
she  said,  some  reported  date  rapes  never 
make  it  to  trial. 

Leaversaid  there  have  also  been  cases 
where  arrests  were  not  made  because 
police  didn't  think  the  courts  would  be- 
lieve the  woman. 

"1  have  to  have  astrong  belief  thatthe 
case  has  a  good  solid  chance  of  a  convic- 
tion realizing  that  the  system  is  built 


around  the  element  of  doubtgoing  to  the 
accused,"  said  Leaver. 

But  Christie  Jefferson,  executive  di- 
rector of  the  Women's  Legal  Education 
and  Action  Fund,  says  the  Toronto  con- 
victions should  notbe  viewed  as  an  accu- 
rate depiction  of  women's  experiences  in 
the  courts. 

Under  the  currentsexual  assaultlaws, 
defendants  are  able  to  use  the  "true 
belief"  argument  as  a  defense  for  sexual 
assault.  Under  true  belief  if  the  accused 
proves  he  honestly  believed  the  woman 
consented  to  sex,  he  can  be  acquitted, 
even  if  she  did  not  consent. 

"The  overall  picture  is  still  pretty  nega- 
tive and  legislation  is  still  needed," 
Jefferson  said. 

Debbie  Gough,  a  counsellor  at  the 
Toronto  Rape  Crisis  Centre,  said  the  con- 
victions represent  only  a  fraction  of  the 
real  instances  of  acquaintance  rape. 

She  said  the  centre  receives  an  aver- 
age of  five  anonymous  reports  of  ac- 
quaintance rape  every  day.  □ 


Universities  apply  for  extra  funding 


by  Lloyd  Harris  and  Carl  Martin 

Charlatan  Staff 

Ontario  universities  are  hoping  to 
squeeze  a  few  extra  dollars  from  the  pro- 
vincial government's  cash-strapped  lemon 
this  summer. 

The  Ministry  of  Colleges  and  Universi- 
ties will  decide  in  mid-July  what  schools 
get  part  of  the  $22  million  made  available 
in  April  by  the  Rae  government  through 
transitional  assistance  funding. 

Of  the  $22  million,  $6  million  will  go 
toward  academic  restructuring,  such  as 
the  expansion  of  televised  lectures  like  the 
ones  offered  by  Carleton's  ITV,  $8  million 
dollars  will  go  to  human  resources  adjust- 
ments, such  as  early  retirement  incen- 
tives, and  $8  million  will  go  to  implemen- 
tation of  energy-conservation  measures 
and  administrative  restructuring. 

There  were  152  project  proposals  sub- 
mitted by  the  universities  and  colleges 
totalling  $75  million,  $53  million  more 
than  is  available. 

Ministry  spokesperson  John  Shalagan 
said  the  transitional  assistance  funding 


acts  as  an  incentive  to  "restructure"  uni- 
versities and  colleges  by  finding  cost 
effective  alternatives  to  existing  pro- 
grams. 

He  said  the  fund  is  not  aimed  at 
alleviating  the  cuts  to  usual  levels  of 
funding  to  universities  announced  last 
lanuary  by  the  NDP  government. 

At  the  time,  the  government  an- 
nounced it  would  increase  transfer  pay- 
ments to  universities  by  two  per  cent  this 
year  and  one  per  cent  each  of  the  next 
two  years. 

For  the  past  five  years  transfer  pay- 
ments to  universities  increased  about 
seven  per  cent  each  year. 

At  Carleton  an  ad-hoc  committee, 
made-up  of  representatives  from  the  dif- 
ferent constituencies  on  campus  groups, 
was  set-up  to  determine  how  the  money 
will  be  distributed  here. 

The  committee  was  made-up  of  repre- 
sentatives from  administration,  the  ad- 
ministrative support  staff  union,  the 
teaching  and  research  assistant  union, 
the  guard  union,  the  maintenance  and 


custodial  staff  union,  the  faculty  union, 
union-exempt  staff,  the  Graduate  Stu- 
dents' Association  and  CUSA. 

The  committee  was  divided  into  three 
voting  groups  with  seven  votes  each  for 
prioritizing  the  requests. 

One  group  represented  students,  an- 
other group  represented  the  employees, 
and  the  third  represented  administra- 
tion. 

According  to  teaching  and  research 
assistants'  union  rep  Stuart  Ryan,  the 
consultation  process  at  Carleton  was 
unique. 

"(It)  was  probably  unlike  any  otherin 
Canada.  As  far  as  we  know  no  other 
university  formed  this  sort  of  democratic 
committee,"  said  Ryan. 

This  ad  hoc  committee  decided  to 
place  funding  for  a  pedagogical  train- 
ing centre  first  on  its  project  "wish  list." 
Funding  for  this  centre  would  be  used  to 
teach  professors  and  staff  to  become 
more  effective  instructors.  In  second  came 
funding  for  an  expansion  of  ITV  and 
computer-based  teaching  technology.  □ 


Cross-Canada 


Student  sues 
SFU  over  fees 

BURNABY  (CUP)  —  A  student  at 
Simon  Fraser  University  has 
launched  a  $15-million  lawsuit 
against  the  university  for  its  collec- 
tion of  student  association  fees. 

Protais  Haje  alleges  the  univer- 
sity contravened  the  Canadian 
Charter  of  Rights  and  Freedoms  by 
collecting  fees  on  behalf  of  the  uni- 
versity's student  association. 

Haje  alleges  the  university  co- 
erces students  into  paying  fees  by 
refusing  admission,  transcripts,  li- 
brary cards  and  residence  admis- 
sion to  students  who  don't  pay  them. 

In  another  case,  in  March,  the 
B.C.  Commercial  Appeals  Commis- 
sion ruled  mandatory  membership 
in  the  student  association  contra- 
venes the  Charter's  freedom  of  asso- 
ciation clause. 


Ex-student 
president 
charged  with 
mischief 

TORONTO  (CUP)  —  The  past  presi- 
dent of  the  student  association  at 
the  University  of  Toronto  has  been 
charged  with  public  mischief  and 
threatening  for  allegedly  writing 
sexually-threatening  graffiti  in  the 
student  association  offices  at  the 
university. 

Police  pressed  charges  on  Peter 
Guo  on  April  29  after  they  were 
called  by  university  police. 

Police  reported  a  student  associa- 
tion executive  member's  office  was 
covered  with  graffiti  referring  to  her 
as  a  "slut". 

Guo  was  involved  in  several  dis- 
putes with  female  student  leaders 
and  feminist  groups  during  his  ten- 
ure as  student  association  president 
in  1991-92. 

Chinese  consu- 
late flips  over 
York  statue 

TORONTO  (CUP)  —  York  Universi- 
ty's "Goddess  of  Democracy",  a  plas- 
ter statue  inspired  by  the  statue 
erected  by  students  during  protests 
in  China's  Tiananmen  Square  in 
June  1989,  has  drawn  the  ire  of  the 
Chinese  consulate  in  Toronto. 

The  statue,  which  was  carried 
through  the  streets  of  Toronto  by 
5,000  Chinese-Canadian  protestors 
in  a  June  march  for  Chinese  democ- 
racy, now  stands  in  York's  student 
centre. 

Consul  General  Tang  Fuquan 
wrote  to  York  President  Harry 
Arthurs  to  protest  the  presence  of 
the  statue.  Arthurs  refused  to  ask  the 
student  association  to  remove  the 
statue. 


6  •  The  Charlatan  •  June  25,  1992 


EDITORIAL  PAGE 


Is  there 
life  after 
Maclean 's? 

—  an  Carleton's  reputation  be  saved?  Will 
'        Maclean's  ever  like  us? 

It's  been  more  than  six  months  since  Maclean's 
^  ranked  Carleton  44th  out  of  46  Canadian  uni 
rsities,  but  the  navel-gazing  hasn't  stopped  yet.  The 
iroar  has  spawned  two  reactions  which  take  very 
fferent  approaches  to  improving  Carleton's  image. 

"Corporate  friends"  of  Carleton  forked  out  $15,000 
r  a  report  by  D.A.D.  &  Consultants  to  recommend 
lys  of  salvaging  Carleton's  reputation  in  the  wake  of 
e  Maclean 's  survey.  The  report  focuses  on  "communi- 
tions  programs  and/or  activities  to  attract  high  school 
idents  to  attend  Carleton." 

According  to  this  report,  Carleton's  problems  can  be 
Ived  by  updating  the  university's  coat  of  arms,  review- 
g  high  school  liaison  programs,  holding  off-campus 
.reats  for  management,  adminstration  and  deans, 
,d  finding  successful  alumni  to  endorse  Carleton's 
ucational  programs. 

This  is  all  fine  and  dandy,  but  heraldry  and  testimo- 
als  aren't  going  to  do  much  to  improve  the  quality  of 
ucation  at  Carleton,  which  should  be  this  university's 
st  priority. 

By  comparison,  a  report  by  an  ad  hoc  Senate  commit- 
i  was  a  lot  cheaper  —  just  the  cost  of  photocopying  — 
d  a  lot  more  relevant. 

This  report  focuses  on  improving  the  university  envi- 
iment,  identifying  problem  areas  such  as  the  lack  of 
iear,  positive  "Carleton  identity",  the  "Last  Chance 
reputation,  the  communication  gaps  between  stu- 
nts, faculty  and  administration,  and  the  need  for  a 
ore  open  and  ettective  administrative  structure. 
As  the  Senate  committee  report  points  out,  too  many 
idents  see  Carleton  as  a  "bureaucratic  institution  for 
st-secondary  education"  rather  than  a  university.  It'll 
<e  more  than  good  PR  strategies  to  change  this. 
Money  being  hard  to  come  by  these  days,  Carleton 
s  to  direct  its  dollars  to  where  they'll  do  the  most  good, 
is  means  status  symbols  like  sports  facilities,  audito- 
;ms  and  coats  of  arms  shouldn't  take  priority  over 
ograms  which  will  improve  the  university's  academic 
vironment. 

There  are  dozens  of  changes  which  could  be  made  to 
prove  a  Carleton  student's  education.  The  course 
lender  should  be  revised  so  the  courses  listed  are  the 
arses  offered.  Course  schedules  should  be  reorganized 
setter  suitthe  needs  of  part-time,  mature  andsummer 
idents.  Students  are  paying  for  their  education,  and 
;y  should  have  more  say  in  administration's  deci- 
ns.  The  campus  should  be  made  more  accessible  to 
.dents  with  disabilities.  Classes  should  be  smaller,  and 
:re  should  be  more  contact  between  instructors  and 
!ir  students.  The  list  goes  on  and  on. 
Although  it  is  impossible  to  satisfy  every  student, 
rleton  needs  to  serve  the  students  rather  than  further- 
)  its  corporate  interests  by  attracting  students  for  their 
liar  value. 

Carleton's  PR  department  is  working  on  the  new  coat 
arms.  One  hopes  the  university  will  "also  work  on 
plementing  some  of  the  recommendations  of  the 
late  committee  report. 

Henry  Marshall  Tory,  Carleton's  founder,  said  "the 
ined  intelligence  of  a  nation  is  its  greatest  asset, 
Qter  than  any  material  resource." 
Let's  hope  Carleton's  current  administration  lives  up 
hat  vision.  No  amount  of  new  letterhead  is  going  to 
ike  Carleton  a  university  to  write  home  about,  and 
re's  no  point  in  changing  high  school  students' 
nion  of  Carleton  if  you're  only  offering  empty  prom- 
LAB 


The  opinions  expressed  in  The  Charlatan  do  not 
ecessarily  reflect  that  of  the  Charlatan  staff.  That's 
ot  to  say  they  aren't  good  opinons. 

If  you  have  an  opinion  you'd  like  to  express, 
lease  drop  us  a  line  at531  Unicentre.  Letters  should 
e  no  more  than  250  words  andshould  include  your 
ame,  faculty  and  phone  number. 


OPINION 


Is  Zionism  racism? 


by  Nina  Abi-Aad 


rnalism  student  and  is  vice-president  external  ot  the 


£3  Occupied  Territories 


Gaza  Strip 


On  Nov.  10,  1975,  72  member  nations  of  the  United 
Nations  General  Assembly  passed  a  resolution  con- 
demning Zionism  as  "a  form  ot 
racism  and  racial  discrimination." 

Seventeen  years  later,  the  UN 
revoked  this  resolution,  but  mem- 
bers of  the  international  commu- 
nity are  still  calling  for  an  end  to 
Zionist  rule  in  Israel. 

As  a  supporter  of  Palestinian 
rights,  I  do  not  equate  Zionism  with 
Judaism.  Zionism  is  a  political  ide- 
ology, Judaism  is  a  religion.  Many 
Jews  are  non-Zionists,  and  many 
Zionists  are  non-Jews.  To  suggest  a 
religious  belief  is  the  same  as  a 
political  ideology  is  not  my  inten- 
tion nor  that  of  Carleton's  Pro- 
Palestine  Association. 

When  Israel  was  created  in  1947 
by  UN  Resolution  181(11),  the  pur- 
pose was  to  have  two  states,  one 
Jewish  and  one  Arab. 

This  has  not  happened.  Pales- 
tinians are  confined  to  two  "territo- 
ries," the  Gaza  Strip  and  the  West  Bank.  Of  approxi- 
mately 5.4  million  Palestinians  in  the  area,  some  1.7 
million  live  in  the  occupied  territories,  710,000  live  in 
Israel  and  the  rest  have  moved  to  neighboring  Arab 
countries. 

Article  27  of  the  IVth  Geneva  Convention  (1949) 
states:  "Protected  persons  are  entitled  in  all  circum- 
stances to  respect  for  their  persons,  their  honor,  their 
family  rights,  their  religious  convictions  and  practices, 
and  their  manners  and  customs.  They  shall  at  all  times 
be  humanely  treated." 

But  the  Palestinian  people  do  not  enjoy  the  freedom 
or  political  autonomy  the  Israelis  do. 

•  In  the  Gaza  Strip  and  West  Bank,  Palestinians  are 
constantly  policed  by  Israeli  troops. 

•  Palestinians  with  work  permits  may  enter  Israel,  but 
must  leave  the  same  day.  Palestinians  can  be  identified 
by  their  license  plates. 

•  Attacks  on  Palestinians  and  their  property  in  the 
occupied  territories  by  Jewish  settlers  have  gone  largely 
unpunished.  Palestinian  youths  suspected  of  throwing 
stones,  participating  in  demonstrations  and  other  "se- 
curity offenses"  are  frequently  beaten  and  detained 


indefinitely  by  Israeli  soldiers,  according  to  Amnesty 
International. 

•  The  Palestine  Human  Rights  Information  Centre 
lists  890 politically-motivated  Pal- 
estinian deaths  between  Dec.  8, 
1987,  and  Dec.  8,  1990  and  an 
estimated  1 50,000 serious  injuries. 

Article  49(6)  of  the  Geneva  Con- 
vention states:  "The  Occupying 
Power  shall  not  deport  or  transfer 
parts  of  its  own  civilian  popula- 
tion into  the  territory  it  occupies." 
Israel'ssettlement  of  nearly  70,000 
Jewish  Israelis  in  the  West  Bank, 
and  2,000  in  the  Gaza  Strip  in 
"  Jewish  only"  colonies  clearly  vio- 
lates this  article.  The  Palestine  Hu- 
man Rights  Information  Centre 
estimates  15,000  Palestinians  were 
displaced  from  the  occupied  terri- 
tories between  1987  and  1990. 

The  Zionist  response  to  accusa- 
tions of  racism  is  not  denial.  In- 
stead they  argue  Palestine  is  "right- 
fully" theirs,  based  on  Biblical  evi- 
_^  dence. 

Over  60  per  cent  of  the  Jewish 
electorate  favor  a  Jewish-dominated  state  whose  borders 
would  "ideally"  cover  Southern  Lebanon  and  parts  of 
Syria,  Jordan  and  Egypt.  Author  James  A.  Graff  says  this 
majority  favors  expulsion  and  annexation  of  the  Pales- 
tinian people.  The  present  Israeli  government  supports 
this  idea.  Less  than  nine  per  cent  of  the  electorate 
support  equal  development  among  Jewish  and  Arab 
peoples. 

Growing  up  under  Israeli  terror  and  oppression  has 
created  generations  of  angry  Palestinians.  Two  years 
ago  this  drove  them  toorganise  the  intifada,  or  uprising, 
against  Israeli  rule. 

This  year's  "historic"  Middle  East  Peace  Conference 
has  not  produced  any  solutions.  Jewish  Israelis  are 
continuing  to  settle  on  Palestinian  land,  and  Palestin- 
ian suffering  continues. 

In  order  for  Palestinians  to  respect  the  United  Nations 
resolutions  that  recognise  the  state  of  Israel  and  assure 
Israeli  safety,  the  Zionist  state  of  Israel  must  abide  by 
and  respect  the  numerous  UN  Resolutions  which  guar- 
antee the  safety,  dignity  and  political  autonomy  of  the 
Palestinian  people  in  a  state  free  from  racism.  □ 


June  25,  1992  •  The  Charlatan  •  7 


A recent  article  in  GO-Info,  a  gay  com- 
munity newspaper  —  or  GO-White 
Info  as  some  people  refer  to  it  — 
quoted  this  comparison  in  referring 
to  biased  crimes  against  minorities:  "Ho- 
mosexuals are  probably  the  most  frequent 
victims  of  hate-motivated  violence  and  are 
targeted  for  assault  verbal  intimidation, 
and  vandalism  more  often  than  Blacks, 
Hispanics,  South  East  Asians  and  Jews." 

This  implies  that  being  an  ethnic  minor- 
ity and  being  gay  are  two  mutually-exclu- 
sive camps.  They  are  obviously  not.  But 
that  is  often  the  choice  gay  Asian  men  are 
faced  with  —  to  be  gay  or  Asian  first  —  to 
chose  either  racism  or  homophobia  as  the 
lesser  of  two  evils. 


8  •  The  Charlatan  •  (une  25,  1992 


In  "Looking  for  My  Penis,  The  Eroticized  Asian  in 
Gay  Video  Porn"  from  the  anthology  How  Do  I  Look?, 
Richard  Fung,  film  director  and  writer,  laments  the 
general  invisibility  of  gay  Asians  in  both  queer  film  and 
video,  and  lesbian  and  gay  movements. 

Fung  talks  about  the  "  fetish  ization"  of  Asians  in 
traditional  Western  media  and  popular  culture.  Asians 
are  portrayed  as  either  passive  and  obedient  "house- 
boys"  or  "geishas"  waiting  to  be  fucked,  orin  its  opposite 
form,  the  kung-fu  master/ninja/samurai  who  is  some- 
times dangerous,  sometimes  friendly,  but  almost  always 
characterized  by  a  desexualized  Zen  asceticism. 

"If  Asian  men  have  no  sexuality,  how  can  we  have 
homosexuality?"  asks  Fung. 

He  cites  the  thesis  by  University  of  Western  Ontario 
psychologist  Philippe  Rushton  which  correlates  the  de- 
gree of  sexuality  of  different  races  inversely  with  intel- 
ligence, health  and  longevity.  Rushton  places  Blacks  on 
one  end  of  the  spectrum,  as  the  most  sexual,  and  Asians 
on  the  other.  Since  whites  "fall  squarely  in  the  middle, 
the  position  of  perfect  balance,  there  is  no  need  for 
analysis,  and  they  remain  free  of  scrutiny." 

Fung  says  this  desexualization  means  AIDS  has  yetto 
become  an  issue  for  Asians.  He  illustrates  this  in  his 
documentary  Fighting  Chance  about  HIV-positive  gay 
Asian  men.  It  was  screened  in  June  at  Ottawa's  first 
annual  lesbian  and  gay  film  and  video  festival.  The 
stereotype  of  quiet  Asians  and  the  racist  myth  that 
Asians  have  no  sexuality  have  done  much  to  make 
Asians  silent  and  voiceless  in  the  epidemic. 

The  festival  attempts  to  confront  these  myths  through 
a  strong  showing  by  directors  who  explore  issues  of  race, 
sexuality  and  cultural  identity. 

One  video  at  the  festival,  by  Gita  Saxena  and  Ian 
Rashid,  was  aptly  named  Bolo!  Bo/o.',  which  in  Hindi 
means  "Speak!  Speak!".  In  the  film,  a  character  talks 
about  how  the  gay  community,  feeling  victimizedby  the 
press,  responded  to  AIDS  by  labelling  it  an  African 
plague.  At  the  same  time,  he  asks  whether  racism  is  part 
of  the  burden  of  being  an  immigrant. 

The  festival's  curator,  Paul  Lee,  who  is  half  Japanese 
and  half  Chinese,  traces  Asian  stereotypes  to  the  initial 
contact  between  Eastern  and  Western  civilizations  in 
the  18th  and  19th  centuries,  when  British  gunboats  first 
forced  trade  upon  the  East. 

Centuries  later,  the  East,  for  the  most  part,  is  com- 
pletely permeated  by  Western  culture,  including  its 
standards  of  sexuality  and  beauty.  The  Japanese  have  a 
word  for  those  captivated  by  the  Western  visage  and 
form  —  "Gaisen"  —  which  translated  in  gay  lingo 
means  a  "Wonder-Bread  queen"  or  person  who  is  only 
interested  in  whites. 

In  discussing  the  issue  of  race  and  sexuality,  Lee  uses 
the  term  "Other"  to  refer  to  "non-Anglo,  non-French"  or 
any  other  visible  minority.  The  term  has  its  roots  in  the 
feminist  existentialism  of  Simone  de  Beauvoir.  Accord- 
ing to  de  Beauvoir's  theory,  woman  is  only  represent- 
able  in  relation  to  man  or  as  the  lack  of  maleness.  She 
analyzed  how,  from  the  beginning,  man  has  named 
himself  the  "Self"  and  woman  the  "Other"  or  the  "Sec- 
ond Sex"  to  the  point  that  "women  became  not  only 
different  and  separate  from  man  but  also  inferior  to 
him." 

Lee,  who  says  he  refuses  to  become  the  fetishized 
object  of  the  "rice-queens"  that  gay  Asian  men  are  often 
confined  to,  uses  the  term  half-mockingly.  Gay  Asian 


men,  like  other  visible  minorities 
in  Canada,  have  become  the 
"Other"  in  the  gay  community, 
outside  the  white  circle  of  privi- 
lege. 

But  the  identity  politics  of  race 
and  sexuality  can  be  problem- 
atic. Sexual  identity  is  fluid  and 
socially  constructed.  Asone  video 
in  the  festival  asks:  Cultural  or 
sexual?  Sexual  or  cultural?  — 
Who  can  say?  As  far  as  our  under- 
standing of  sexuality,  it  can  only 
be  culturally  derived.  Still,  we're 
all  put  into  distinct  and  unman- 
ageable categories. 

Yet,  in  looking  at  the  aliena- 
tion of  Asians  and  other  minori- 
ties in  the  political  movement  of 
lesbians  and  gays,  we  needtoask, 
"If  Asians  aren't  involved  in  gay 
politics  and  the  shaping  of  the 
gay  sensibility,  what  are  they 
doing?  Can  they  all  be  at  the 
factory  building  Toyotas?" 

The  gay  movement  must  fol- 
low the  leadofthefeministmove- 
ment.  During  the  '80s  and  '90s, 
feminism's  focus  has  shifted 
largely  to  issuesof  race,  age,  class 
and  to  the  tightly  woven  webs  of 
oppression. 

But  during  feminism's  second 
wave,  launched  by  Betty  Friedan's 
book,  The  Feminine  Mystique  ,  the 
movement  spoke  of  isolated  and 
bored  housewives  in  the  squeaky 
clean  suburbs  seeking  to  break 
out  of  their  mundane  plight. 

Yet,  this  scenario  was  increas- 
ingly ridiculed  byother,  marginal, 
feminists.  These  were  feminists  of 
colour  and  feminists  of  lower  in- 
come who,  out  of  necessity,  had 
been  working  and  coming  home 
to  take  care  of  the  family. 

The  dream  of  a  career  and  a 
job  outside  the  home,  while  touted 
as  the  universal  hope  of  the  "sis- 
terhood", was  in  reality  shared 
only  by  a  small  group  of  white, 
middle-class  housewives  who  had 
the  time  and  the  leisure  to  be 
bored.  This  select  group  sought 
equality  with  white  men  while 
continuing  to  oppress  their  ethnic  and  less  economi- 
cally-advantaged sisters. 

Feminist  Margaret  Anderson  wrote,  "the  more  coher- 
ent and  tacitly  assumed  an  ideology  is,  the  less  visible 
are  the  curricular  paradigms  that  stem  from  it  and  the 
more  unconsciously  we  participate  in  them." 

The  racism  behind  the  lesbian  and  gay  movement's 
ideology  must  be  confronted.  Some  gay  Asian  men  are 
questioning  why  they  should  help  a  movement  that 
while  taking  with  one  hand  oppresses  with  the  other. 
The  notion  that  oppressed  people  can't  oppress  oth- 


Marching  for  (selective)  equality. 


am*  am  J 


ers  or  that  there  is  an  automatic  community  wrought 
from  a  shared  source  of  oppression  is  a  dangerous  and 
self-indulgent  fallacy. 

As  [effery  Cassidy  wrote  in  the  last  issue  of  CO-ln  to,  for 
those  whose  sensibilities  are  hurt  by  charges  of  racism, 
Wake-Up!  Get  over  your  hurt  feelings!  Racism  is  as 
much,  if  not  more,  a  white  person's  issue  than  that  of  a 
visible  minority. 

For  racism  to  end,  white  people  must  be  willing  to 
unpack  what  feminist  writer  Peggy  Mcintosh  termed 
"the  invisible  knapsack  of  white  privilege."  White  peo- 
ple, consciously  or  unconsciously,  exercise  this  privilege 
every  day,  from  being  able  to  find  matching  "flesh- 
coloured"  Band-Aids  to  being  able  to  enjoy  a  greater 
sense  of  self-esteem  from  always  being  "cleaner,  whiter 
and  better". 

Especially  in  the  wake  of  Los  Angeles'  and  Toronto's 
race  riots,  racism  has  become  the  issue  of  the  1990s.  To 
seek  lesbian  and  gay  rights  while  ignoring  and  perpetu- 
ating the  oppression  of  three-quarters  of  the  earth's 
population  for  their  skin  colour  is  hypocrisy  at  its  worst. 

The  first  wave  of  the  mass-based  women's  movement 
died  out  after  the  women  won  the  vote.  The  gay  move- 
ment, having  won  many  concessions,  cannot  hope  to 
remain  strong  and  vibrant  while  ignoring  and  exploit- 
ing the  sexism,  racism  and  classicism  which  exists  in 
society. 

If  the  lesbian  and  gay  movement  is  to  gain  the 
vibrancy  and  relevancy  it  so  desperately  needs,  it  must 
wake  up  from  the  languor  and  apathy  of  the  bar  and  the 
disco  beat.  The  movement  needs  to  stop  being  so  insular 
and  focus  outwards  —  to  the  problems  and  hopes  shared 
by  other  groups  that  are  also  poor  and  dispossessed. 
Otherwise,  it  may  end  up  like  Narcissus  who  falls  into 
£  the  captive  trance  of  his  face  and  sees  only  his  face 
2  alone. 


Are  gay  and  lesbian  people  of  color  alienated  from  the  movement? 


June  25,  1992  •  The  Charlatan  •  9 


OPINION 


The  high  price  of  poverty 


by  Rob  O'Brien 


The  level  of  student  poverty  at  Carle- 
ton  and  other  Canadian  universities  is 
unacceptable.  The  time  has  come  for 
student  organizations,  government 
agencies,  and  the  university  to  face  this 
problem  and  begin  working  toward  solu- 
tions. 

Statistics  from  the  National  Anti-Pov- 
erty Organization  strongly  indicates  that 
young  people  in  our  society  are  facing 
surprising  levels  of  poverty.  For  exam- 
ple, according  to  Statistics  Canada,  in 
1990  the  level  of  poverty  for  the  follow- 
ing groups  was: 

•unattached  youth  under  25 
52.6  per  cent 


•female  single-parent  families 
66.5  per  cent 

•young  families  (head  under  25) 
38.4  per  cent 

It  must  be  recognized  that  a  univer- 
sity education  represents  a  real  "way 
out"  of  the  poverty  trap.  Therefore,  we 
must,  as  a  society,  ensure  that  university 
is  accessible  to  those  who  are  presently 
experiencing  poverty,  and  that  the  cost 
of  university  does  not  contribute  to  the 
poverty  problem. 

AtCarleton,  a  survey  by  the  teaching 
and  research  assistants'  union,  CUPE 
2323,  in  the  fall  of  1991  indicated  72.2 
per  cent  of  those  surveyed  had  monetary 
worries,  and  23.3  per  cent  had  worries 
aboutpaying  forfood.  Therefore,  it  would 
appear  that  we  are  not  immune  to  this 
problem,  and  yet,  no  action  has  been 


taken  by  this  university.  In  contrast, 
both  the  University  of  Alberta  andSimon 
Fraser  University  have  found  it  neces- 
sary to  organize  student  food  banks. 

Dr.  John  ApSimon,  dean  of  graduate 
studies,  stated  during  the  recent  gradu- 
ate tuition  fee  increase  battle  that  some 
level  of  attrition  in  the  student  body  is 
acceptable  and  inevitable.  This  attitude 
suggests  that  it  may  be  difficult  to  con- 
vince the  university  adminstration  of 
the  magnitude  and  seriousness  of  this 
problem. 

Many  of  the  individuals  who  control 
this  university  and  government  agen- 
cies attended  university  when  our 
economy  was  notas  bleak  and  when  the 
demographics  of  the  university  popula- 
tion were  skewed  toward  white  middle- 
class  males.  It  is  therefore  difficult  to 


initiate  action  without  a  well  prepared 
study  and  a  strong  support  group.  There- 
fore, we  need  your  help. 

The  Graduate  Students'  Association 
has  initiated  a  committee  to  examine 
student  poverty  and  suggest  suitable  so- 
lutions to  the  problem  or  ways  to  lessen 
its  impact. 

In  order  to  increase  the  efficiency  of 
this  committee,  it  is  important  to  get 
input  and  assistance  from  as  many  groups 
and  individuals  as  possible. 

A  survey  has  been  included  in  this 
edition  of  The  Charlatan.  Please  take  the 
time  to  fill  it  out.  If  you  are  interested  in 
helping  out,  please  include  your  name 
and  phone  number  with  the  survey,  or 
contact  me  in  the  GSA  office,  511 A 
Unicentre,  788-6616.  □ 


i  Financial  Status 
J  Survey 


I  Are  you   Male  □       Female  □ 
j  Age  

I  Are  you  married?(include  common 
|  law)         Yes  □         No  □ 
|  Do  you  have  children? 
|  Yes  □  No  □ 

|  If  yes,  how  many?   

-  Are  you  an 

!  International  Student  □ 

I  Canadian  citizen  □ 

I  Are  you  a(n) 

I  undergrad  □        masters  □ 

|  PhD  student  □ 

I  Are  you  a 

■  part-time  □         full-time  student  □ 


In  which  department? 


Average  yearly  income? 

How  much  of  this  is: 

wages   

scholarships  or  grants   

loans   

Monthly  budget  (individual) 
How  much  do  you  spend  on: 

rent   

is  this  enough?     Yes  □         No  □ 

food   

is  this  enough?     Yes  □        No  □ 

transportation  

(specify  car,  bus,  etc.)  

clothing 


medical/dental  costs 
child  care   


is  this  enough?     Yes  □  NoQ 


is  this  care  acceptable?  Yes  □  No  □ 
other  costs  please  specify 

Financial  history 
Have  you  ever  .  .  . 

required  social  assistance  while 
studying?  Yes  □  NoQ 

gone  without  food?  Yes  □  No  □ 
been  unable  to  pay  rent?  Yes  □  No  □ 
used  a  food  bank?  Yes  □  No  □ 

had  to  withdraw  from  school  for 
financial  reasons?  Yes  □    No  □ 

Do  you  . .  . 

believe  a  student  food  bank 

is  needed?  Yes  □  No  □ 

believe  a  student  food  co-op 

is  needed?  Yes  □  No  □ 


*  *  *  Optional  Information  1 


Name. 


Address: . 


Phone  Number(s)_ 


Please  circle: 

I  would  like  to  help  out  with  the  study. 

I  want  to  help  implement  solutions. 

Please  return  surveys  to  the 
GSA  Office  511  A  Unicentre 


LETTERS 


Correcting 
Correctness 

To  the  editor: 

Gail  Mitchell  and  Kevin  Skerrett 
("Criticizing  Correctness,"  The  Charla- 
tan, May  28)  are  mistaken  to  conclude 
that  my  piece  in  This  Wee kwasa  criticism 
of  "political  correctness"  ("The  Univer- 
sity We  Have  Lost, "  This  Week  At  Carleton, 
Feb.  6,  1992). 

Like  them,  I  think  this  whole  political 
correctness  thing  is  a  bogey,  invented  by 
some  people  to  ridicule  others. 
Sloganeering  and  jingoism,  even  if  en- 
dorsed by  Maclean's,  is  not  critical  think- 
ing or  reasoned  argument. 

But  Mitchell  andSkerrett  alsoseem  to 
think  that  I  consider  Carleton's  state- 
ment of  conduct  "dangerous."  Yet  at  the 
end  of  my  piece  they  might  have  found 
this  sentence:  "we  [at  the  university] 
shall  try  to  govern  ourselves  both  by  the 
laws  of  the  larger  community  and  with 
the  exemplary  respect  for  the  persons 
and  for  the  rights  of  others  that  is  the 
duty  of  intellectual  leaders."  Hardly  an 
assault  on  the  statement  of  conduct. 

In  fact,  my  piece  was  about  what 
happens  when  we  begin  to  think  of  the 
university  primarily  as  a  social,  rather 
than  as  an  academic,  institution.  One 
thing  that  happens  is  we  tend  to  devalue 
anything  studied  here  that  does  not  bear 
on  our  own  particular  social  problems 
and  concerns. 


The  result  is  a  narrow-minded  and 
parochial  obsession  with  ourselves.  Thus 
Mitchell  and  Skerrett  don't  mind  study- 
ing Shakespeare,  Locke,  and  Mill,  but 
want  "these  icons  interpreted  in  the  con- 
text of  our  late-twentieth  century  sensi- 
bilities." 

But  if  we  read  Shakespeare  in  the 
context  of  his  own  sensibilities,  a  context 
very  different  from  ours,  we  might  be 
faced  with  problems  and  concerns  other- 
wise unimaginable  to  us,  and  we  might 
be  forced  to  think  in  otherwise  imagina- 
ble ways. 

We  mighteven  become  broad-minded 
and  educated.  It  is  a  measure  of  our 
failure,  especially  for  those  of  us  in  the 
humanities,  that  some  of  our  students 
apparently  do  not. 

Roy  Laird 

Associate  Professor  of  History 


So  long,  Jill 

To  the  editor: 

1  was  shocked  and  saddened  upon 
hearing  the  news  of  Associate  VP  (Aca- 
demic) Jill  Vickers'  unexpected  resigna- 
tion last  week.  Her  presence  within  the 
administration  was  invaluable. 

She  made  herself  accessible  to  all  stu- 
dents by  holding  regular  office  hours  in 
places  like  the  Student  Academic  Action 
Bureau.  She  showed  genuine  interest  for 
students'  concerns.  It  was  refreshing  to 


have  an  approachable  administrator  for 
a  change. 

Her  competence  showed  in  her  resolu- 
tion of  the  controversy  surrounding  Car- 
leton's attendant  care  program  last 
spring.  Her  actions  showed  she  had  a 
comprehensive  understanding  of  the  is- 
sues involved  surrounding  women  with 
disabilities.  She  made  it  possible  to  find 
a  solution  within  the  system  —  some- 
thing that  is  all  too  rare  at  Carleton  these 
days. 

One  can  only  speculate  as  to  why  she 
resignedso  soon  after  assuming  herpost, 
but  the  recent  resignation  of  Dennis 
Forcese — a  known  supporter  of  the  open 
door  admissions  policy  —  probably  con- 
tributed to  making  the  climate  too  chilly 
for  a  supporter  of  students'  rights  such  as 
Prof.  Vickers.  Hopefully,  her  departure 
will  not  bring  about  a  return  to  the 
straight  white  male  ice  age  on  the  sixth 
floor  of  the  Admin  Building. 

Feminist  perspectives  such  as  those 
offered  by  Prof.  Vickers  are  important 
ones  that  Carleton's  administrators  can- 
not afford  to  lose  as  the  university  dis- 
cusses issues  such  as  campus  safety,  edu- 
cational equity  and  accessibility  issues. 

At  the  very  least,  let's  hope  adminis- 
tration doesn't  eliminate  the  position 
entirely,  though  they  might  as  well,  if 
they're  just  going  to  hire  a  puppet  of 
Carleton's  corporate  agenda.  Prof. 
Vickers  will  be  sadly  missed. 

Susan  K.  Mussell 
Women's  Studies/Poli  Sci  III 


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10  •  The  Charlatan  •  June  25,  1 992 


SPORTS 


Ottawa  pushes  bid  for  games 


by  David  Sali 

Charlatan  Staff 

Carleton  University  and  the  Univer- 
sity of  Ottawa  are  trying  to  show  organ- 
izers of*the  2001  World  University  Games 
they're  serious  about  bringing  the  Games 
to  Ottawa. 

Representatives  from  Carleton  and 
the  University  of  Ottawa  met  with  offi- 
cials from  the  Federation  Internationale 
du  Sport  Universitaire  at.  an  executive 
meeting  in  Buffalo,  N.Y.,  the  site  of  next 
year's  Games,  in  early  June. 

FISU  executives  meet  in  the  host  city  a 
year  before  the  Games  to  inspect  the  site. 
The  Ottawa  delegation  decided  to  use 
the  Buffalo  meetings  as  a  platform  to 
push  its  bid. 

"It  is  a  lot  less  expensive  for  us  to  send 
a  delegation  to  Buffalo  than  it  would  be 
some  place  else,"  saidVP  development  of 
the  Carleton  University  Development 
Corporation  Drew  Love,  Carleton's  rep- 
resentative. 

The  delegation  wanted  to  push  the 
FISU  executive  to  decide  soon  if  Ottawa 
will  host  the  2001  Games. 

In  Buffalo,  the  FISU  executive  agreed 
to  begin  calling  for  bids  for  the  2001 
Games  in  the  next  month  or  two  and  will 
probably  close  the  bidding  at  the  end  of 


May  1993,  Love  said. 

The  executive  will  decide  who  gets  the 
Games  in  November  1993. 

Originally,  FISU  didn't  plan  to  an- 
nounce the  site  until  1994  or  1995,  Love 
said,  adding  Ottawa  is  the  only  serious 
contender  for  the  2001  Games  so  far. 

"We  felt  we  couldn't  sit  around  and 
maintain  the  momentum  for  the  bid  for 
three  or  four  years,"  said  Love.  He  worked 
on  a  proposal  last  year  to  host  the  1997 
Games  with  the  University  of  Ottawa 
and  the  City  of  Ottawa. 

Last  May,  the  bid  was  passed  over  in 
favor  of  a  bid  from  Italy  before  the  Ot- 
tawa delegation  even  made  its  presenta- 
tion. FISU  then  awarded  the  1 999  Games 
to  Spain. 


The  Canadian  Interuniversity  Athl 
ics  Union  endorsed  Ottawa's  2001  bid 
last  year.  Darwin  Semotiuk,  chairman  of 
theCIAU's  International  Committee,  said 
there  is  a  "sense  of  obligation"  within 
FISU  to  give  the  Games  to  Canada  in 
2001. 

"We  are  the  front  runner,"  Love  said. 
"We  will  be  going  to  our  federal  govern- 
ment and  provincial  governments  look- 
ing for  financial  support." 

If  the  universities  get  enough  fund- 
ing, they  will  have  a  full-scale  presenta- 
tion ready  for  FISU  executives  in  Buffalo 
before  the  Games  next  July. 

"It's  good  news  if  we  have  the  inside 
track  because  that's  half  the  battle,"  said 
Carleton  athletics  director  Keith  Harris. 

In  addition  to  pressure  on  FISU  to  give 
the  Games  to  Canada,  Love  said  the 
construction  of  modern  sports  facilities 
like  the  Palladium,  the  future  home  of 
the  National  Hockey  League's  Ottawa 
Senators,  and  a  Triple-A  baseball  sta- 
dium will  make  Ottawa  an  attractive  site 
for  the  Games. 

"Both  of  those  venues,  in  particular 
the  Palladium,  are  a  tremendous  asset  to 
our  inventory,"  he  said. 

But  he  said  the  universities  are  com- 
peting for  government  funding  against 


other  delegations  wanting  to  bring  events 
like  the  1999  Pan-American  Games  and 
the  2002  Winter  Olympics  to  Canada. 
The  federal  government  will  likely  sup- 
port only  one  bid,  he  added. 

"I  would  say  that  there's  definitely 
going  to  be  some  work  to  be  done  in 
lobbying  the  federal  government,"  Love 
said. "  In  one  way,  we  are  the  least  known 
of  (all  the  different)  games." 

It  would  cost  at  least  $40  million  to 
expand  the  universities'  athletic  com- 
plexes and  build  new  residences  to  house 
athletes  during  the  Games,  Love  said. 

Semotiuk  said  if  the  Ottawa  delega- 
tion wants  government  help,  it  has  to 
come  up  with  a  budget  that  won't  lose 
money. 

"Obviously,  (funding)  is  a  considera- 
tion," he  said.  "If  you're  going  to  rely 
heavily  on  taxpayers'  money,  you  have 
to  certainly  be  accountable  to  them." 

Love  called  the  Games  a  "break-even" 
proposition  because  visiting  athletes  pay 
a  daily  fee  to  the  host  country  and  also 
pay  to  enter  each  sport. 

The  World  University  Games  draw 
about  6,000  athletes  from  more  than 
100  different  countries.  The  only  Cana- 
dian site  to  host  the  Games  was  Edmon- 
ton in  1983.  □ 


Fairbairn  faces  tough  task  at  CFLcamp 


by  David  Sali 

Charlatan  Staff 

When  asked  how  his  first  Canadian 
Football  League  training  camp  is  going, 
Andrew  Fairbairn  answers  with  charac- 
teristic understatement. 

"I'm  still  here,"  he  says  softly  over  the 
phone. 

Fairbairn  is  speaking  long-distance 
from  a  downtown  Hamilton  motel,  where 
he  sleeps  sporadically  in  between  two-a- 
day  practices  and  team  meetings  with 
the  Hamilton  Tiger-Cats. 

As  one  of  about  65  players  left  fight- 
ing for  a  chance  to  make  Hamilton's 
roster,  the  former  Raven's  caution  is  prob- 
ably warranted. 

After  all,  Fairbairn  wasn't  exactly 
given  a  ringing  endorsement  by  the  Ti- 
ger-Cats in  the  CFL's  college  draft  in 
February. 

The  24-year-old  wide  receiver  never 
escaped  the  shadow  of  all-star  wideout 
Mark  Whitton  during  his  career  at  Car- 
leton. So,  despite  his  6-3  height  and 
impressive  4.5  speed  in  the  40-yard  dash, 
he  wasn't  chosen  until  the  eighth  round, 
57th  out  of  64  picks. 

Still,  Fairbairn  was  prepared  to  put  on 
a  good  show  when  he  arrived  at  Ivor 
Wynne  Stadium  on  June  7  for  rookie 
camp. 

"I  was  kind  of  excited  for  it,"  he  says 
in  his  laid-back  way.  "I  know  how  these 
guys  play.  I  knew  they  were  gonna  be 
good." 

He  quickly  found  out  just  how  differ- 
ent things  were  in  the  pros  —  especially 
once  the  veterans  arrived. 

"The  speed,  the  aggressiveness  of  the 
defense,"  hesays.  "I  might  be  on  the  slow 
side.  Hardly  anyone  makes  mistakes." 

Almost  immediately,  the  coaches 
moved  him  to  slotback,  where  things  are 
a  little  more  physical  than  on  the  out- 
side. 

He  says  the  adjustment  hasn't  been 
easy,  but  he's  taking  it  in  stride  —  unless 
he  gets  knocked  off  stride.  That  tends  to 
happen  playing  the  middle  of  the  field. 

"There's  a  lot  of  blocking  (on  the  line 
of  scrimmage)  and  I  have  to  be  familiar 


with  a  lot  more  (defensive)  reads." 

A  lot  of  that  bumping  has  come  cour- 
tesy of  one  of  the  league's  toughest  de- 
fensive backs,  Ti-Cat  Bobby  Dawson. 
Fairbairn  learned  to  respect  the  third- 
year  veteran  in  a  hurry. 

"(Dawson)  has  really  tested  me," 
Fairbairn  says  with  admiration.  "I've 
never  been  knocked  around  so  much  in 
,  my  life." 

It  Fairbairn  wants  a  spot  on  Hamil- 
ton's roster,  he'll  have  to  get  used  to  it. 
The  Tiger-Cats  are  stocked  with  veteran 
Canadian  receivers,  including  Ken 
Evraire,  speedsters  Richard  Nurse  and 
Wally  Zatylny,  and  Nick  Mazzoli,  Ham- 
ilton's number  one  draft  pick  in  1991. 

But  even  though  they're  the  competi- 
tion, Fairbairn  says  his  mates  at  receiver 
are  friends. 

"They've  been  really  helpful,"  he  says. 
"They've  told  me  what  my  mistakes  are. 
I'm  just  trying  to  learn  as  much  as  I  can." 

As  far  as  coaching  goes,  he  has  noth- 
ing but  kind  words  for  receivers  coach 
Garney  Henley,  who  caught  more  than 
a  few  balls  in  his  days  as  a  wide  receiver 
with  Hamilton,  and  second-year  head 


man  [ohn  Gregory. 

"(Henley)'s  helped  out.  (Gregory)'s 
really  good.  He's  a  good  motivator.  He'll 
tell  you  if  you're  good  and  he'll  tell  you 
if  you're  bad." 

Fairbaim  has  stayed  around  to  see  25 
of  the  camp's  90  starting  members  get 
the  axe,  but  he  knows  surviving  the  next 
cuts  will  take  a  Herculian  effort. 

He'll  probably  find  out  by  June  27, 
when  CFL  teams  have  to  trim  their  ros- 
ters down  to  55  players.  If  need  be,  he 
says  he'll  return  to  Carleton  for  a  fifth 
season  to  hone  his  skills. 

"There's  a  lot  of  good  receivers  here," 
he  says,  the  understatement  back  in  full 
force.  "Things  are  pretty  tough.  There's 
so  many  different  things  that  can  hap- 
pen." 

No  one  seems  to  know  for  sure  what 
will  happen  with  the  Tiger-Cats.  Their 
owner,  David  Braley,  is  trying  to  sell  the 
team  after  losing  millions  in  the  three 
years  he's  had  the  team.  Rumors  abound 
that  Braley  will  move  the  team  or  even 
fold  it  if  he  can't  find  a  buyer. 

But  Fairbairn's  mind  is  on  football, 
not  finances. 


FQirbairrv  trying  to  make  Ti-Cats. 

"John  Gregory  told  us  we  don't  have 
any  control  over  that,"  Fairbairn  says. 
"If  we  end  up  in  Portland  or  Montreal,  it 
doesn't  make  any  difference." 

Wherever  the  Tiger-Cats  end  up,  as 
long  as  he  has  a  chance  to  be  there, 
Andrew  Fairbaim  will  be  happy.  □ 


Basketball  snags  top  recruit 


by  David  Sail 

Charlatan  Staff 

Carleton's  coaches  are  starting  to  find 
out  if  the  Mike  Troughts  and  Mark 
Whittons  of  the  future  will  be  wearing 
Raven  jerseys  next  year. 

Administration  began  sending  out 
offers  of  admission  to  high  school  gradu- 
ates on  June  12,  and  some  student  ath- 
letes have  already  given  Carleton  their 
initial  stamp  of  approval. 

Someof  Carleton's  16  varsity  coaches 
aren't  expecting  a  bumper  crop  of  new 
recruits,  but  they  still  say  the  situation 
looks  good  so  far. 

"I  think  it's  about  an  average  year," 
said  men's  basketball  coach  Paul 
Armstrong,  about  to  enter  his  10th  sea- 
son. "Ifs  not  our  best  year." 

Armstrong  is  losing  three  starters  from 


last  season,  including  Trought,  a  first 
team  Ontario  Universities  Athletic  Asso- 
ciation all-star  at  guard,  and  Wayne 
Ferguson,  who  made  the  second  team  at 
centre. 

He  said  he  was  hoping  "three  key 
guys"  would  decide  on  Carleton,  and 
he's  one-for-three  right  now. 

Jamie  Marquardt,  an  18-year-oldfrom 
Glebe  Collegiate,  has  accepted  his  offer 
to  Carleton.  Armstrong  called  the  6-2 
off-guard  one  of  the  top  four  graduating 
players  in  the  Ottawa  area. 

"1  think  he's  really  got  a  good  outside 
shot,"  Armstrong  said.  "He's  a  strong 
kid,  very  well  coached.  I'm  happy  that 
the  local  kids  are  looking  our  way." 

Armstrong  said  Marquardt  has  the 
potential  to  be  a  top  scorer  in  the  colle- 
giate ranks.  But  he's  not  ready  to  say 


anyone  can  step  in  and  replace  Trought, 
who  left  as  Carleton's  all-time  leading 
scorer. 

"(Marquardt)  can't  create  as  much  as 
Mike  can,  but  not  many  people  can," 
Armstrong  said. 

Other  recruits  Armstrong  is  expecting 
include  Shawn  Campbell,  a  6-1  point 
guard  from  London,  Ont.,  and  I.B. 
Watson,  a  forward  from  Saint  lohn,  N.B., 
who  made  New  Brunswick's  provincial 
team. 

"He's  good  because  he's  versatile," 
said  Armstrong  of  Watson.  "He's  a  good 
replacement  for  a  kid  like  (graduating 
forward  Paul)  Chaplin." 

Unlike  Armstrong,  head  football 
coach  Gary  Shaver  has  a  team  stocked 
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|une  25,  1992  •  The  Charlatan  •  11 


Superstitions  work  for  many  in  sports 


by  Oliver  Bendzsa 

Chailatan  Slatl 

•  "See  q  pin,  pick  it  up  and  all  day 
you'll  have  good  luck!"  John  Wodden,  a 
former  UCLA  basketball  coach,  used  to 
say.  He  would  walk  around  campus  look- 
ing for  hair  pins  before  every  game. 
When  he  found  one,  he  would  stick  it  in 
a  tree  for  good  luck.  He  had  an  .813 
winning  percentage  in  40  years  of  com- 
petitive basketball. 

•  Itwas  over  when  the  fat  lady  sang  at 
the  Philadelphia  Spectrum,  home  of  the 
National  Hockey  League's  Flyers,  when 
Kate  Smith,  a  heavyweight  opera  singer, 
performed  "God  Bless  America."  When 
Smith  sang  before  games  from  1 969-88, 
the  Flyers'  record  was  58-9-2. 

•  In  1952,  Detroit  seafood  merchant 
Peter  Cusmano  threw  an  octopus  on  the 
ice  to  give  the  NHL's  Red  Wings  good 
luck.  He  figured  the  creature's  eight  ten- 
tacles would  represent  the  eight  wins 
needed  to  capture  the  Stanley  Cup.  De- 
troit won  and  a  superstition  was  bom. 

•  "Step  on  a  crack  and  break  your 
mother's  back"  is  what  Turk  Wendell 
thinks  when  he  steps  over  the  foul  lines 
on  a  baseball  field,  not  on  them.  The 
Chicago  Cubs  hopeful  never  wears  socks 
when  he  pitches,  never  catches  a  ball  the 
umpire  throws  him,  and  has  to  brush  his 
teeth  every  inning. 

"I'm  not  as  weird  as  people  want  to 
make  me  out  to  be,"  he  says.  He  was  11- 
3  last  year  in  Triple-A  ball,  and  as  long 
as  he  is  winning,  the  franchise  doesn't 
care  what  he  does. 

Bizarre  rituals,  superstitions,  beliefs, 
idiosyncrasies,  hexes,  and  evil  eyes  are 
no  strangers  to  sport,  where  some  people 
will  do  anything  to  win. 

Some  people  believe  athletes  develop 
superstitions  to  deal  with  uncertain  situ- 
ations. For  some  athletes,  superstitious 
behavior  is  a  method  of  reducing  tension 
and  anxiety.  Studies  show  people  in- 
volved in  high-risk  activities  like  gam- 
bling, stock  brokering  and  professional 
athletics  are  some  of  the  most  supersti- 
tious people. 

What  puzzles  and  fascinates  most 
psychologists  is  how  logical-thinking 
people  can  juggle  modern  empiricism 
and  the  belief  that  a  particular  out-of- 
context  behavior  will  alter  their  fate. 

Duncan  Anderson,  a  masters  student 
in  sports  psychology,  says  there  comes  a 
point  when  superstitions  just  get  in  the 
way  of  what  the  athlete  wants  to  do. 

"1  tell  athletes  not  to  worry  about 
things  beyond  their  control.  They  are  a 
distraction,  they  break  your  concentra- 
tion," he  says,  snapping  his  fingers  to 
emphasize  his  point.  "As  a  sports  con- 
sultant I  try  and  set  up  a  model  that  will 
get  the  athlete  into  a  positive  frame  of 
mind. 

"Some  guys  wear  the  same  undershirt, 
jockstrap,  socks  throughout  the  entire 
season.  Without  washing  them!  I  don't 
know  why,"  says  Anderson,  crinkling  his 
nose  in  distaste  of  the  smell.  "But  if  itgets 
them  into  a  positive  frame  of  mind,  then 
1  say  'stick  with  it.'" 

No  matter  what  athletes  call  them  — 
superstitions,  rituals,  habits  or  beliefs  — 
most  have  idiosyncrasies  they  think  will 
help  them  win. 

When  former  Boston  Bruins  star  Phil 
Esposito  was  playing  hockey,  he  per- 
formed an  elaborate  routine  before  every 
game. 

Before  leaving  his  house,  he  would 
select  a  black  tie.  He  then  would  travel  to 
the  game  through  the  same  toll  booth. 
At  the  rink  he  would  dress  putting  on  his 


equipment  right  to  left.  Under  his  sweater 
he  always  wore  a  black  turtleneck.  He 
had  to  be  the  third-last  player  on  the  ice. 
And  during  the  national  anthem,  he 
tried  to  stand  as  close  to  the  bench  as  he 
possibly  could. 

Such  an  intense  pre-game  routine 
makes  Anderson  shake  his  head. 

"What's  going  to  happen  if  you  can't 
do  your  superstitious  behavior  —  is  your 
game  going  to  go  down  the  tube?" 

He  works  with  athletes  to  get  them 
back  on  their  game.  He  trains  them  to 
focus  on  the  task  at  hand  and  says  imag- 
ining success  will  help  an  athlete  more 
than  a  rabbit's  foot. 

David  Conrad,  a  member  of  the  1989 
Grey  Cup  champion  Saskatchewan 
Roughriders,  says  he  learned  how  to 
focus  himself  through  business  courses. 

"Knowing  what  you  want  to  achieve 
and  knowing  what  to  do  to  be  successful 
is  the  key  in  both  business  and  sport." 

However,  for  some  athletes,  supersti- 
tions may  be  a  way  of  focusing  their 
concentration  on  the  sport.  But  if  the 
superstition  disrupts  other  players,  or  in 
the  mind  of  the  athlete  it  replaces  their 
ability  and  skill,  it  may  be  bad. 

"You  do  anything  to  win,  but  if  ifs 
dangerous  or  stupid  then  I  put  an  end  to 
it,"  says  John  Bryk,  trainer  for  the  Ot- 


tawa 67s.  "The  only  ritual  around  here  is 
if  they  play  well  the  coach  lets  them  have 
a  beer  on  the  bus,"  he  says,  laughing. 

"These  kids,  they  learn  everything 
from  the  pros,"  he  adds,  explaining  how 
the  junior  hockey  players  will  come  back 
from  professional  hockey  camps  with 
new  superstitions. 

"They  want  to  be  like  (Los  Angeles 
Kings  star  Wayne)  Gretzky,  they  want 
hisimage,"  hesays,  mentioning  that67s 
star  Brett  Seguin  tucks  his  jersey  into  his 
hockey  pants  like  the  Great  One. 

"If  they  want  to  do  it,  let  them  do  it.  If 
they  believe  it  will  help  them  win,  then 
great." 

Gerry  Kurylowich,  the  athletic  thera- 
pist for  the  Ottawa  Rough  Riders,  says  in 
pro  sports,  where  winning  is  everything, 
players  often  go  to  extremes  to  ensure 
victory. 

He  points  to  a  lucky  black  cap  he  wore 
when  he  was  with  the  Edmonton  Eski- 
mos and  they  won  the  Grey  Cup.  "It  has 
only  failed  me  once,"  he  says. 

The  big  part  of  superstitions,  he  says, 
is  a  physical  presence.  "One  year  Sas- 
katchewan wore  little  white  bands  around 
theirfingers,  representing  Grey  Cup  rings. 
1  don't  know  if  it  helped,  but  they  won  the 
Cup  that  year." 

Kurylowich  says  athletes  will  try  any- 


thing out,  but  if  it  doesn't  work,  they 
won't  use  it  again. 

Superstitions  often  begin  spontane- 
ously, the  idea  being  since  the  magic 
worked  once,  why  not  try  it  again, 

Carleton  psychology  professor  John 
Partington  studies  behaviorofhigh-level 
performers.  He  says  athletes  have 
"things"  they  do  before  competitions. 

"If  they  do  them  then  they  perform 
well,  if  they  don't,  they  don't  perform 
well,"  says  Partington. 

But  he  emphasizes  he  studies  "empiri- 
cally-verified pre-performance  routines, 
notsuperstitiousbehaviors  reinforced  by 
positive  outcomes." 

But  what's  the  difference? 

"I  don't  have  time  to  study  supersti- 
tions and  fun  and  games!  Performers  are 
very  serious  and  too  knowledgable  to  be 
tripped  up  by  superstitions,"  says 
Partington. 

No  matter  what  psychologists  say, 
many  athletes  have  superstitions  and 
treat  them  as  insurance  policies  —  they 
are  low-risk,  low-cost  activities  that  don't 
take  much  effort  and  may  even  help. 

Bill  Russell,  a  former  Boston  Celtics 
basketball  star,  summed  up  the  relation- 
ship between  superstitions  and  sports 
best  when  he  said,  "Ifs  unlucky  to  be 
behind  at  the  end  of  the  game."  □ 


SlammirT  champ  wins  again 


by  Kim  Brunhuber 

Charlatan  Staff 

Sure,  white  men  can  jump  —  but  not 
as  high  as  Ron  Hamilton,  who  repeated 
as  champion  of  the  slam -dunk  competi- 
tion at  Carleton's  seventh  annual  three- 
on-three  basketball  tournament  June  20. 

Many  thought  there  was  no  way  the 
six-foot  Hamilton  could  top  the  Malone- 
esque  dunk  of  his  taller,  flashier  com- 
petitor, Cortenay  Brown.  However,  with 
a  cool,  self-deprecating  smile,  Hamilton 
did  just  that.  • 

His  seemingly  effortless  spring  led  to  a 
serious  two-handed-round-the-rim  jam 
which  brought  the  Raven's  Nest  to  its 
feet,  and  earned  him  his  second  consecu- 
tive title. 

Hamilton's  performance  capped  off 
an  exciting  day  of  basketball.  The  six 
hoops  in  Carleton's  gym  were  the  prov- 
ing grounds  for  34  three-on -three  teams 
in  the  men's  open,  senior  high  school 
boys,  junior  high  school  boys,  and  girls 
divisions. 

The  final  for  the  men's  open  division 
was  another  highlight  of  the  tourna- 
ment. The  match-up  between  Get  Smart 
and  1  Want  To  Be  Like  Drapes  pitted  size 
against  quickness.  1WTBLD  was  looking 
for  revenge  after  being  beaten  by  Get 
Smart  in  the  opening  round. 

Get  Smartexploited  its  edge  in  height, 
pounding  the  ball  inside,  leaving 
IWTBLD  content  to  shoot  from  the  out- 
side. However,  despite  their  tenacious 
defense,  IWTBLD's  jumpers  weren't  fall- 
ing, and  Get  Smart's  Dave  Smart  took 


the  game  with  a  hard-earned  drive  to  the 
hoop. 

"The  last  game  was  really  hard  be- 
cause of  the  number  of  games  we  played, " 
said  Smart,  who  coaches  the  Ottawa 
Guardsmen,  abasketball  team  foryouths. 
"It  wasn't  easy  on  us  old  guys,  but  we 
used  our  height  to  win." 

Each  team  in  the  tournament  had. 
three  players.  Games  went  up  to  21  points 
or  lasted  15  minutes,  whichever  came 
first. 

Aside  from  raising  funds  for  the  devel- 
opmentofbasketball  in  the  Ottawa  area, 
the  tournament  provided  an  excellent 
opportunity  for  Carleton  basketball 
coach  Paul  Armstrong  to  do  some  scout- 
ing. 

"The  level  of  competition  is  incred- 
ible," said  Armstrong.  "Out  of  the  twelve 
senior  boys  teams,  six  teams  could  have 
won  it." 

One  of  Armstrong's  goals  was  to  im- 
press the  young  players  with  Carleton's 
alumni. 

"I  want  to  show  these  guys  that  there's 
a  good  program  here  —  that  Carleton's 
the  place  to  come." 

Armstrong  also  wanted  the  young 
players  to  get  used  to  Carleton's  court. 

"We  want  to  get  these  kids  on  our 
court  —  it's  better  to  have  them  on  our 
court  than  on  theirs." 

One  player  who  plans  to  be  on  Carle- 
ton'scourtis6-2guard  Jamie  Marquardt. 
Marquardt,  who  graduated  from  Glebe 
Collegiate,  is  considered  by  Armstrong 
to  be  one  of  the  best  four  players  coming 


m 


He  ain't  Jordan  ,but  he's  close. 


out  of  high  school  in  Ottawa.  He's  one  of 
the  Ravens'  best  prospects  for  next  sea- 
son. 

Even  the  younger  players  couldn't 
escape  the  pressure  of  recruiting. 
Armstrong  also  made  the  rounds  of  the 
junior  high  school  teams. 

"I  went  over,  asked  them  how  they're 
doing.  I  made  sure  I  said  'Hi',"  said 
Armstrong. 

JCA  won  the  boys  junior  high  school 
division,  while  the  Gryphons  were  the 
winners  in  the  boys  senior  high  division. 
Almonte  won  the  girls  division.  □ 


BASKETBALL  cont'd,  from  page  11 
with  veterans.  He  expects  to  see  about  50 
of  last  year's  62  players  back  at  training 
camp  in  August,  including  all-Cana- 
dian linebacker  Hubie  Hiltz. 

But  Shaver  still  wants  to  bring  in 
about  40  rookies  to  bolster  his  talent, 
especially  at  wide  receiver,  where  1990 
Ontario-Quebec  lnteruniversity  Football 
Conference  all-star  Mark  Whitton  has 


left,  and  at  defensive  line  and  linebacker. 

"To  date,  those  are  areas  we're  doing 
quite  well  in  (recruiting)  at  this  point," 
he  said.  "I'm  just  beginning  to  hear  back 
from  a  number  of  them." 

He  said  he's  also  happy  with  the  aca- 
demic potential  of  many  of  the  recruits 
who  are  going  into  programs  with  high 
entrance  requirements  like  Commerce. 


But  he  knows  other  schools  are  also 
interested  in  these  athletes,  and  he's  not 
saying  anyone  is  confirmed  until  he  sees 
them  at  camp. 

"The  reality  of  it  is  the  student  can  be 
accepted  at  more  than  one  institution," 
he  said.  "You  just  don't  know  a  lot  about 
the  person  until  he's  here.  Ifs  a  little 
early  yet  (to  give  names)."  □ 


12  •  The  Charlatan  •  June  25,  1992 


ARTS  &  ENTERTAINMENT 


Bringing  the  fringe  to  town 


by  Nichole  McGill 

Charlatan  Slafl 

Let's  pretend  we're  friends." 
It's  an  inviting  beginning  from 
the  solitary  figure  onstage  to 
introduce  the  audience  to  an  art 
many  find  distant. 

Performing  artist  Maja  Bannerman 
is  a  one-woman  singer,  poet  and  actress 
who  combines  all  three  elements  in  her 
distinctive  show  First  and  Third  Person.  For 
an  hour,  her  various  collection  of  songs, 
monologues  and  movements  seized  the 
emotions  of  the  small  audience  at  St. 
James  Church  in  Manotick  June  15. 

Bannerman  was  one  of  32  artists  and 
companies  who  performed  at  the  Second 
Annual  Manotick  Fringe  Festival.  From 
[une  13  to  21  these  grass-roots  artists, 
musicians  and  buskers  invaded  the  small 
village  south  of  Ottawa  playing  in  any 
space  that  would  hold  a  stage  and  a 
willing  crowd. 

The  Manotick  festival  is  part  of  the 
same  circuit  as  similar  fringes  held  in 
Toronto,  Edmonton  and  Vancouver.  The 
festivals  provide  affordable  spaces  for 
actors,  directors  and  playwrights  to  ex- 
periment with'  new  ideas  and  techniques. 

"It's  a  great  concept,"  Bannerman 
says.  "For  me  to  rent  the  same  space  in 
Toronto  for  the  same  amount  of  time, 
would  cost  in  the  thousands." 

Bannerman  also  agrees  that  her  type 
of  fringe  art,  performance  art,  has  less 
than  a  positive  image. 

"I  prefer  calling  myself  a  performing 
poet  or  artist  because  most  people  think 
of  performance  art  as  being  inaccessible 
to  them." 

Inaccessible  is  definitely  not  a  word  to 
describe  the  frank,  open  atmosphere 
Bannerman  created  onstage. 

Tucked  in  a  church  basement, 
Bannerman  performed  on  a  sparse  set 
with  only  a  few  props,  a  pair  of  sun- 
glasses and  a  straw  hat  to  transform  her 
into  a  various  array  of  characters. 

Before  changing  into  a  battered  wife, 
a  Renaissance  model  and  a  perplexed 
Anne  of  Green  Gables,  she  appears  sim- 
ply as  Maja  and  explains  her  personal 
insight  on  each  section. 

"There  is  a  part  of  me  in  each  charac- 
ter," says  Bannerman.  "For  years  I  let 
other  characters  speak  for  me  instead  of 
speaking  as  myself." 

So  how  does  a  modem  Anne  of  Green 
Gables  who  has  uncovered  an  orphan- 
age plot  to  buy  Guatemalan  babies  and 
sell  them  as  organ  donors  relate  to 
Bannerman? 

"I've  always  wanted  to  be  Anne  —  I 
could  relate  to  her,"  admits  the 
thirtysomething  redhead.  "As  a  socialist 
Anne  would  be  appalledbysuchathing." 

Bannerman  wrote  the  monologue  for 
a  benefit  for  Guatemalan  children.  She 
often  performs  at  social  and  political 
benefits  giving  her  work  a  political  flavor. 

"I  deal  with  a  lot  of  social  issues,  but  I 
always  relate  them  back  on  a  personal 
level." 

The  ability  to  relate  to  her  piece  and  its 
subtly  is  what  makes  Firstand  Third  Person 
powerful.  Her  presence  onstage  is  so  en- 
veloping that  it's  almost  a  shock  to  dis- 
cover she's  barely  five  feet  tall.  Her  fluid, 
subtle  movements  are  reminiscentof  Kate 
Bush  and  her  unpolished,  trembling  voice 
carries  her  emotion  convincingly.  That 
Bannerman  can  sing  at  all  is  a  wonder 
considering  she  suffered  a  bout  of  thy- 
roid cancer  that  left  her  voiceless  for  a 
year. 

"I  had  only  sung  in  my  room  before 
[the  cancer],"  says  Bannerman.  "But  it 


made  me  realize  how  important  singing 
was  to  me." 

The  theme  of  cancer  was  prevalent 


throughout  her  piece 
and  it  seemed  to  be  an 
experience  that  made 
her  stronger. 

She  chanted  in  her 
final  monologue:  "I 
don't  want  someone  to 
watch  over  me.  This  life 
raft  is  just  enough  for 
me." 

Her  words  are  naked, 
but  Bannerman  likes  to 
point  out,  "It's  easy  to 
unmask  ourselves  with 
words.  It's  harder  to  dis- 
sect the  mirrorimage  we 
construct  to  shield  our- 
selves." 

Raised  in  Ottawa  and 
Sault     Ste.  Marie, 
Bannerman  moved  to 
Toronto  when  she  was 
25  and  fronted  her  self- 
titledband  on  the  Queen 
Street  circuit.  Her  colorful,  curious  im- 
age was  captured  by  Toronto  artist 
Mendelsohn  Joe  in  his  painting  series 


"Working  Women". 

Many  audience  members  were  visibly 
moved  by  Bannerman's  act  and  ap- 
proached the  artistafterto  talk  aboutthe 
piece. 

"I  love  that  intimacy  when  you  talk  to 
people  after  a  performance,"  says 
Bannerman.  "We  live  in  a  culture  that 
makes  people  feel  alienated  from  each 
other,  so  I  don't  mind  showing  so  much 
emotion  if  someone  is  going  to  feel  less 
alienated." 

Bannerman  plans  to  publish  a  book 
of  her  performance  pieces  and  release  a 
cassette  later  this  year.  She  already  has 
released  two  cassettes  and  a  book  titled 
Songs,  Poems  and  Performance  Pieces. 

Performance  art  isn't  the  most  lucra- 
tive occupation  so  Bannerman  works 
part-time  as  a  carpenter'sassistant.  How- 
ever, she  says  she  will  never  give  up 
performing. 

"It's  a  release  for  me,  it  keeps  me 
balanced,"  she  laughs.  "I  would  be  emo- 
tionally disturbed  if  I  didn't  perform."  □ 


"Sodomite  Delite"  at  101 


by  Charlatan  Staff 

For  the  month  of  |une  a  red  door 
at  the  corner  of  Bank  and  Lisgar  led 
to  a  thriving  community  hidden 
from  everyday  life.  Immediately, 
one  was  greeted  with  pamphlets  titled 
"Sodomite  Delite"  and  normally  shocking 
pictures  of  groping  nudes  which  were  natu- 
ral in  their  environment. 

Gallery  101  hosted  the  Passion  Pink 
exhibition  dedicated  to  gay,  lesbian  and 
bisexual  art  from  May  29  to  (une  20.  The 
aim  of  the  show  was  to  celebrate  the 
homosexual  reality.  On  [une  1 1  members 
and  artists  from  the  lesbian  and  gay  com  • 
munity  met  to  enjoy  an  evening  of  per- 
formance art  and  poetry  readings. 

In  a  small  packed  room,  a  sociable 
spirit  prevailed  with  lots  of  hugging  and 
chatting  amongst  the  crowd  of  about  60. 
Free  condoms  and  lube  placed  on  every 
seat  added  to  the  open  environment. 

The  performance  was  split  into  two 
parts,  beginning  with  "Reading  in  Bed", 
poetry  readings  of  local  artists'  work,  fol- 
lowed by  a  performance  art  piece  entitled 
"The  Washroom  Suite." 

"Reading  In  Bed"  was  a  medley  of  po- 
ems written  by  six  poets  at  different  points 
in  their  lives  and  meshed  together  to  rep- 
resent an  array  of  issues  facing  the  lesbian 
and  gay  community.  The  performers  min- 
gled on  stage  with  only  two  sheets  and 
pillow  cases,  strung  across  the  back  of  the 
stage,  as  props. 

The  performances  made  one  aware  of 
the  everyday  reality  of  the  gay  existence. 
Some  of  the  more  memorable  poems  con- 
veyed the  sense  of  isolation,  intolerance 
and  humor. 

"Somewhere  Called  Lis-GAR"  was  a 
humorous  poem  by  Jacques  Meilleur  about 
the  trials  and  tribulations  of  a  gay  teen- 
ager growing  up  in  the  Ottawa  suburbs, 
calling  it  the  "suburb  of  suburbs."  In  these 
"plastic  showcases  .  .  .  with  seemingly 
perfect  families"  his  only  hope  for  accept- 
ance was  in  the  downtown  area  —  a  gay 
hotline  and  meeting  place  located  some- 
where called  Lis-GAR. 

The  local  setting  of  the  poem  made 
Meilleur's  frustration  easy  to  visualize  and 
his  humorous  anecdotes  made  his  experi- 
ences identifiable,  even  to  a  heterosexual 


reporter. 

Not  all  the  readings  were  so  serious. 
The  most  amusing  and  shocking  per- 
formance of  the  show  documented  a 
dialogue  between  a  gay  man  and  a 
straight  woman  —  until  one  discovers 
the  straight  woman  is  actually  a  gay 
man  complete  with  lipstick,  pumps  and 
a  miniskirt  wno  aeades  a  new  genaer 
category  is  needed  for  her. 

One  ironic  theme  of  the  show  was  that 
the  forces  that  have  attempted  to  quell 
and  silence  homosexuals  continue  to 
propel  the  gay  consciousness  movement 
forward. 

In  Paul  Couillard's  performance  piece 
"The  Washroom  Suite",  the  idea  of  what 
is  personal  and  what  is  publicly  accept- 
able was  hit  upon  in  a  shocking  but 
funny  manner. 

His  simple  set  consisted  of  a  toilet  and 
a  bathroom  deodoriser  aimed  to  estab- 
lish the  bathrooms  as  a  universal  setting 
—  part  of  the  natural  and  essential  part 
of  human  existence. 

The  piece  opens  with  a  spotlight  di- 
rected on  Couillard  as  he  sits,  pants 
down,  on  his  toilet.  From  his  vantage 
point  he  discusses  the  significance  of  the 
bathroom  as  a  place  of  refuge  and  reas- 
surance. "Where  else  can  you  go  when 
you  want  to  throw  up,  cry  or  do  drugs?" 

Most  importantly,  the  Toronto  artist 
hailed  bathrooms  as  "the  only  physical 
'  evidence  that  we  really  exist  —  I  shit, 
therefore  I  am." 

Bathrooms  are  also  a  place  of  discov- 
ery, where  the  artist  as  a  young  child  saw 
his  first  condom.  He  would  realize  much 
later  that  this  was  to  become  "the  future 
symbol  of  my  cultural  and  generational 
heritage." 

Couillard  had  great  command  over 
the  emotions  of  the  audience.  The  audi- 
ence laughed  as  often  as  they  gripped 
their  seats  in  anticipation  and  curiosity. 
One  moment  of  tension  occurred  as  a 
performerdescribedhisfirsthomosexual 
encounter  at  the  age  of  ten  with  a  15- 
year-old  in  a  swimming  pool  bathroom 
which  could  have  been  misinterpreted 
as  sexual  abuse. 

In  addition  to  the  original  subject 
matterand entertaining  script,  the  audi- 


ence was  kept  wide  awake  by  Couillard's 
full  range  of  voice  and  body  movements, 
which  included  toilet  hugging  and  run- 
ning full-charge  at  the  crowd  in  the  buff. 

Couillard  said  his  hope  was  in  some 
fantasy  world  people  would  not  be  afraid 
or  embarrassed  to  communicate  openly 
with  each  other  about  anything,  espe- 
cially pertaining  to  something  as  essen- 
tial and  healthy  as  shitting. 

When  the  performance  ended  people 
were  encouraged  to  stay  and  mingle, 
enhancing  the  friendly,  comfortable  at- 
mosphere. As  we  spewed  back  out  of  the 
little  red  door,  I  realized  I  was  rejoining 
the  public,  censor-happy  world  where 
most  topics  discussed  that  night  would 
be  considered  unacceptable  or  irrelevant. 

Maybe  there's  a  bathroom  somewhere 
around  here.  ^ 


(une  25,  1992  •  The  Charlatan  •  13 


A&E  INSIGHT 


Why  Biff  will  never  boff  you 


by  Katie  Swoger 

Charlalan  Slafi 

I haven't  been  groped  in  months. 
Apparently,  it's  because  I'm  too 
picky,  too  demanding,  I  can't 
admit  I  want  to  be  dominated, 
and  feminism  has  failed  me.  Who  knew? 

Well,  Wendy  Dennis  did.  She's  the 
author  of  the  latest  in  a  litany  of  self- 
help  books  for  the  sex-starved,  Hot  and 
Bothered. 

Wendy  would  never  call  it  a  self-help 
book  —  she  has  a  great  deal  of  contempt 
for  them.  But  she'll  let  you  know  why 
women  and  men  are  "confused"  about 
sex  and  lay  out  the  new  "sexual  etiquette 
for  the  nineties."  However,  this  etiquette 
only  applies  to  heterosexual  relation- 
ships. 

"Thisis  a  book  about  men  and  women 
and  where  I  believe  their  sexual  relation- 
ships are  headed  -  where  I  dream  they 
should  head  through  the  nineties,"  she 
says  in  her  book.  "I  did  not  conduct  a 
scientific  study.  I  did  not  compile  statis- 
tics and  extrapolate  from  them."  Instead 
she  uses  anecdotes  and  magazine  arti- 
cles. 

So  Hot  and  Bothered  ranks  right  up 
there  with  the  likes  of  What  Men  Really 
Want,  Smart  Women/Foolish  Chokes,  and 
If  I'm  So  Wonderful,  Why  Am  I  Still  Single. 

And  the  message  is  'Girls,  if  you're  not 
gertin'  laid,  you've  got  only  yourself  to 
blame.  Stop  being  so  damn  demanding.' 

According  to  Dennis,  "by  trying  to 
live  up  to  the  lofty  ideals  of  feminism,  by 
elevating  their  expectations  of  them- 
selves and  of  men,  they  [women]  have 
relinquished  the  chance  for  love  and  set 
themselves  on  a  collision  course  with 
loneliness.  Men  will  punish  them  for 
their  ambitions,  and  they  will  punish 
them  in  the  cruelest  way  imaginable:  by 
not  wanting  them  anymore." 

You  see,  feminism  is  ugly.  Asking  for 
equality  will  make  you  unattractive  to 
men.  Cut  it  out.  Lower  your  standards. 
Or  Biff  will  never  want  to  boff  you. 

You  could  hardly  blame  him.  He's 
confused.  He  can't  understand  why 
women  should  be  treated  equally  and 
with  respect.  It's  a  hard  concept  to  grasp. 

"You've  got  to  feel  for  men  on  this 
count.  I  certainly  do.  Basically,  they  were 
sitting  around  minding  their  own  busi- 
ness when  the  world  turned  upside  down 
on  them;  the  women  in  their  lives 
marched  through  a  door,  come  out  the 
other  side  unrecognizable  and  started 
barking  orders  at  them  to  hurry  and 
catch  up.  Women  have  been  reading 
them  the  riot  act,  in  one  way  or  another, 
ever  since." 

Don't  let  the  fact  that  rape,  incest, 
harassment,  prostitution  and  sexual 
double  standards  are  still  rampant  fool 
you.  Women  have  seized  the  reigns  of 
power. 

And  even  if  those  things  are  happen- 
ing, you  can't  blame  men  for  their  an- 
ger. 

"If  you  confuse  men  about  theirsexual 
roles,  tell  them  to  rein  in  their  erotic 
impulses  and  then  advise  them  to  shut 
up  when  they're  having  a  few  problems 
adjusting,  it's  pretty  safe  bet  that  sooner 
or  later  some  of  them  are  going  to  get  a 
little  testy." 

Dennis  then  goes  on  to  discuss,  as 
"troubling  manifestations  of  increasing 
male  anger  toward  women",  the  Mon- 
treal Massacre,  an  increase  in  murders 


and  acts  of  violence  against  women,  the 
misogynist  humor  of  Andrew  Dice  Clay, 
and  the  incident  at  Queen's  University 
where  male  students  altered  "No  Means 


No"  campaign  material  to  read,  among 
other  things,  "No  means  tie  her  up"  and 
"No  means  kick  her  in  the  teeth." 
The  scariest  thing  about  this  book  is 


that  Dennis  calls  herself  a  feminist.  And 
her  advice  is  seductively  couched  as  "a 
compelling  case  for  reconciliation". 

Perhaps  what  is  most  telling  about 
Dennis  is  the  company  she  keeps.  She 
quotes  Camille  Paglia,  author  of  Sexual 
Personae,  telling  women  to  "abandon 
the  pretense  of  sexual  sameness  and 
admit  to  the  terrible  duality  of  gender." 

'  This  seemingly  benign  advice  comes 
from  a  woman  who  calls  date  rape  femi- 
nist nonsense.  In  Sexual  Personae,  Paglia 
also  says,  "If  civilization  had  been  left  in 
female  hands,  we  would  still  be  living  in 
grass  huts, "  and  "  [Feminist  scholars]  can't 
think  their  way  out  of  a  wet  paper  bag." 

Hell,  if  sex  and  dating  are  really  what 
Dennis  and  Paglia  make  them  out  to  be, 
I  think  I'd  rather  stay  in  the  wet.  paper 
bag.  a 


Punk  dynamite  with  a  jazz  fuse 


by  Anil  Prasad 

Charlalan  SlaH 

Hellzapoppin'slappin'thwackin' 
bass. 
Soaring  sax  ringing  like  a  siren 
on  the  eve  of  Apocalypse. 
A  barrage  of  percussion  that  could 
ram  right  through  Fort  Knox. 

Three  essential  elements  for  any  jazz 
act.  But  what  about  a  punk  band?  Yes, 
that's  right,  a  punk  band. 

Seattle's  Sadhappy  doesn't  practice 
safe  sax.  On  the  surface,  the  sum  of  the 
trio's  parts  might  appear  to  evade  the 
noxious  gunge  punk  is  known  for.  But, 
punk's  spirit  is  alive  and  well  in 
Sadhappy,  with  all  the  nuclear  rage  in- 
tact. 

"It's  kind  of  like  punk  soundtrack 
music,"  said  drummer  Evan  Schiller  dur- 
ing a  telephone  interview.  "It's  really 
visual,  but  it  has  that  real  testosterone- 
driven  energy." 

One  listen  to  their  latest  independent 
release  Depth  Charge  confirms  Schiller's 
claim.  One  can  envision  everything  from 
car  crashes  to  skateboard  wrecks  to  sub- 
marine missions  through  Sadhappy's 
sonic  voyages.  The  band  achieves  this 
through  an  uncommon  concoction  of 
punk,  jazz,  rock  and  world  music  ele- 
ments, switching  seamlessly  through  the 
genres  to  capture  specific  moods. 

Formed  in  the  summer  of  1989, 
Sadhappy  was  originally  a  bass-and- 
drums-only  duo  formed  out  of  the  ashes 
of  Seattle  alternative  mainstays  Pitbull 
Babysitter  and  Storybook  Crooks.  Fea-, 
turing  Schiller  and  bassist  Paul  Hinklin, 
the  duo's  original  intention  was  to  aug- 
ment themselves  with  other  musicians. 
However,  some  intriguing  opportunities 
came  their  way. 

"A  couple  of  gigs  fell  into  our  laps 
before  we  had  found  anyone  else  so  we 
decided  to  just  go  out  there  and  dodge  the 
vegetables,  but  people  seemed  to  like  us 
so  we  kept  doing  it  asa  duo,"  said  Schiller. 
"1  got  such  a  rush  watching  people  just 
looking  at  us  and  cracking  up.  They're 
saying  to  themselves  'These  guys  are 
nuts!'  and  'How  are  they  making  so 
much  sound?'  because  at  that  time  I  was 
getting  into  playing  sampled  sounds  like 
cello,  electric  guitar  and  piano  to  fill  out 
our  sound.  So,  it  didn't  sound  like  two 
guys  playing." 


As  a  duo,  Sadhappy  put  out  two  lo- 
cally acclaimed  releases  Sideways  Laugh- 
ing and  Spin  Cycle.  Both  received  local  air 
play,  garnering  a  lot  of  positive  atten- 
tion for  the 
band. 

By  Janu- 
ary 1991,  the 
band  became 
a  trio  with  the 
addition  of  a 
killer  sax 
player 
known  only 
as  Skerik. 
They  felt 
S  k  e  r  i  k  '  s 
sound  was  ex- 
actly what 
they  needed 
after  a  single 
informal  jam 
session.  They 
immediately 
asked  him  to 
join. 

"I  said 
'We're  play- 
ing a  gig  next 
Friday'  and 
he  says  'Well 
I  only  know 

two  songs',  so  I  said  well  'Play  those  two 
songs!',"  reminisced  Hinklin.  "That's 
what  Sadhappy  was  all  along .  Whatever 
you  have  at  that  point,  you  take  out 
there  and  give  it  your  best  shot,  'cuz  you 
figure  if  if  s  a  good  idea  it's  gonna  com- 
municate, if  it's  weak  it  won't.  We  want 
to  try  and  keep  the  band  as  honest  as 
possible." 

The  band's  fullersound  shines  through 
on  1991's  Depth  Charge.  A  boundless 
collection  of  inspired  playing,  inter- 
spersed with  weird  and  wonderful  sam- 
ples and  the  odd  vocal,  it  captures  a 
group  with  unbelievable  potential.  A 
fluid  combination  of  the  virtuoso  ele- 
ments of  jazz  and  the  ragged  glory  of 
punkandall  stops  in  between,  Sadhappy 
has  the  potential  to  win  audiences  world- 
wide, given  half  a  chance. 

Performing  live,  Sadhappy,  whose 
members  are  all  in  their  mid-20s,  is  a 
different  unit  from  its  more  polished, 
recorded  counterpart.  Here,  the  band's 
manic  energy  really  comes  across. 


"We  get  sweaty,  we  slam  into  each 
other,  we  jump  off  the  stage,  sometimes 
we  throw  things,  we  break  things,  Skerik 
once  bent  the  whole  neck  of  his  sax!" 

laughed 
Schiller. 

Have  they 
ever  killed  an 
audience  mem- 
ber? "No,  but 
we've  wanted 
to!"  he  added. 

Sadhappy  is 
intent  on  decid- 
ing its  own  fu- 
ture. They're  not 
desperate  for  a 
record  deal.  In 
fact,  they've 
fielded  over  five 
major  offers  to 
date,  rejecting 
them  all. 

"We  want  to 
be  treated  as 
more  than  a 
money  figure. 
We  feel  we  need 
the  right  kind  of 
backing  for  it  to 
I  work,"  said 
Hinklin.  "We 
don't  want  to  be  put  on  the  back  shelf." 

"We're  not  playing  for  some  guy  that 
just  wants  another  Mercedes,"  said 
Schiller. 

The  band  plans  on  releasing  another 
album  independently  by  fall,  allowing 
ample  time  for  the  major  labels  to  come 
up  with  a  suitable  offer. 

It  seems  Sadhappy  was  destined  for 
the  spotlight.  Hinklin  recalled  Schiller's 
prophetic  experience  from  a  few  years 
back. 

"Evan  has  the  dubious  honour  of  be- 
ing the  first  full-colour  front  page  of  The 
Daily  Olympian,  a  local  newspaper.  He 
was  coming  up  the  street,  driving  a  green 
Volkswagen  Beetle  and  someone  side- 
swiped  him,  knocking  him  off  the  road, 
right  through  the  front  display  window 
of  a  large  music  store.  He  went  through 
the  plate-glass  window,  took  out  a  cou- 
ple of  drum  sets,  and  three  Wurlitzer 
organs!  Luckily,  no-one  got  hurt." 

(Sadhappy:  P.O.  Box  4755,  Seattle, 
WA,  98104-0755,  U.S.A.)  □ 


14  •  The  Charlatan  •  June  25,  1992 


L7 

Bricks  Are  Heavy 
Slash 

L7  was  once  described  as  "the  Go-Gos 
on  a  lot  of  bad  crank  cut  with  Drano." 
Humorous  enough,  but  these  raunchy 
hags  from  Hollywood  represent  a  differ- 
ent breed  of  woman  and  music  than 
sunny,  Slimfast  Belinda  Carlyle. 

Bricks  Are  Heavy  is  rebellious,  thrash- 
ing rock  that  finally  gives  all-female 
bands  a  strong  presence  in  "cock  rock". 
Their  sound  is  tighter  and  more  varied 
than  on  their  lastSubpop  EPwith  the  odd 
song  even  bordering  on  the  —  gasp!  — 
melodic. 

L7  is  humorous  rebellion.  They  joke 
about  diet  pills,  bitch  about  thrashing 
etiquette  and  personal  politics  and  mak- 
ing shitlists  if  you  piss  them  off,  but  it's  a 
happy  "fuck  you". 

Listen  and  see  why  the  Red  Hot  Chilies 
wanted  these  women  on  the  Lollapalooza 
bill. 

Mchole  McGill 

GARDNER  &  GAVLE 

Music  For  Televisions 
Emerald  Pondscum 

Thiseverything-but-the-kitchen-sink, 
mostly  instrumental  release  is  an  engag- 
ing pot-pourri  of  diverse  styles  and  influ- 
ences. 

The  offspring  of  Gayle  Ellett  —  the 
guitar  powerhouse  behind  eclectic  rock- 
ers Djam  Karet  and  Gardner  Graber, 
formerly  of  the  equally-eccentric  Happy 
Cancer— this  album  kicks  and  wails  like 
hell's  spawn. 


All  of  the  music  was  originally  written 
for  shows  on  the  American  cable  sports 
network  ESPN.  Featuring  blistering  fret- 
work from  Ellett  and  multi-instrumental 
contributions  from  both  players,  this 
high-energy  release  provides  an  ideal 
soundtrack  for  the  mental  and  physical 
gymnastics  of  urban  life. 

To  its  detriment,  thealbum  relies  heav- 
ily on  drum  machines.  The  percussion 
arrangements  are  adequate,  however 
with  some  live  playing,  the  album's  al- 
lure could  have  been  greatly  enhanced. 

Regardless,  Music  For  Televisions  is  a 
refreshing  dive  into  the  usually  stale 
ocean  of  soundtrack  music. 

(P.O.  Box  1421,  Topanga,  CA,  90290, 
U.S.A.) 

Anil  Prasad 


back-ups,  the  modest,  untampered  vo- 
cals keep  the  acoustic  feel  of  their  first 
album. 

Be  warned.  Picture  is  meant  for  artsy 
ears.  The  songs  are  bittersweet  odes  and 
ballads  of  idealist  dreaming,  gardens, 
twisty  conversations,  the  sun  shining 
and  sorrowful  memories. 

David  Bartolf 


POI  DOG  PONDERING 

Volo  Volo 
Sony 

A  lackluster  album.  This  time  around 
they  soundlike  a  leaden,  laid-back  Bour- 
bon Tabernacle  Choir.  The  trancy  feel  of 
earlier  Poi  has  been  replaced  by  a  mea- 
gre groove  which  belies  any  desire  or 
drive  in  the  music. 

David  Bartolf 


BABES  IN  TOYLAND 

The  Peel  Sessions 
Strange  Fruit 

One  listen  to  Kat  Bjelland's  wailing- 
to-screeching  voice  may  just  send  your 
mind  reeling  to  insanity.  Of  course,  if 
grating  noise  punctuated  by  extreme 
tempo  changes  is  your  type  of  music, 
then  The  Peel  Sessions  is  a  unique  find. 

The  set  of  short  songs  was  produced  by 
the  fabled  John  Peel,  in  a  long  tradition 
of  "alternative"  recordings  done  for  his 
radio  show  in  England. 

The  music  ranges  from  the  initial 
disturbed  distortion  of  "Catatonic"  to 
the  sonic  walled  sound  of  "Laugh  My 
Head  Off".  If  s  a  sound  which  the  Babes 
let  a  little  out  of  their  control,  out  on  a 
nervous  edge  between  noise  and  musi- 
cianship. 

If  anything  it's  an  intriguing  listen. 

Mchole  McGill 


LAVA  HAY 

With  a  Picture  in  Mind 
Nettwerk 

The  sophomore  effort  by  the  Toronto 
duo  is  still  as  alternative  and  soft  as 
could  be  expected  from  Nettwerk.  The 
amount  of  Canadian  guest  musicians  — 
Don  Harrison  from  Sons  of  Freedom, 
Colin  Cri  pps  from  Crash  Vegas  and  Bobby 
Wiseman,  formerly  of  Blue  Rodeo,  are 
just  three  —  turn  the  album  into  a 
calvacade  of  backing  stars. 

Even  with  the  various  guitar  and  bass 


XTC 

Nonsuch 
Virgin  Records 

Shutup!  There  isnothing  Beatle-esque 
about  XTC.  Andy  Partridge  still  sports 
the  Lennon-style  round  glasses,  but  all 
similarity  ends  there.  If  anything,  this 
album's  flavor  more  follows  Dickensian 
and  traditional  English  themes.  Even  the 
liner  notes  exude  an  Olde  English  feel. 

XTC,  the  self-described  "ninjas  of  the 
mundane,"  continue  to  use  uncompli- 
cated melodies  and  frank  lyrics  to  cut  to 
the  heart.  They  heartily  attack  all  of 
today's  big  issues  —  homelessness  (in 
"The  Smartest  Monkeys"),  censorship 
("Books  are  Burning")  and  jingoism 
("War  Dance")  —and  still  avoid  pontifi- 
cating like  Bruce  Cockburn. 

The  sound  often  leans  toward  soft 
rock,  but  Nonsuch  is  no  mushy,  tender, 
insipid  fluff  that  is  the  norm  soft  rock 
stoops  to.  XTCmay  be  easy  listening,  but 
it  is  also  damn  compelling. 

David  Bartolf 


Can't  stop  the  cretins  from  hoppin 


Johnny  Ramone. 


RAMONES 

Loco  Live 
Sire/Warner  Brothers 

just  in  time  for  those  who  missed  the 
Ramones'  June  13  appearance  at  Porter 
Hall  comes  a  whopping  32-song  live  CD 
that  holds  no  surprises  for  Ramones  fans. 

On  Loco  Live,  the  Ramones  serve  up  a 
steady  barrage  of  stripped-down  rock, 
which  is  surprisingly  clean  for  a  live 
recording.  Yes,  the  songs  average  the 
standard  2  1/2  minutes  in  length  and 
yes,  they  all  sound  the  same.  Only  the 
pauseof!oeyscreaming"One,Two  Three, 
Four!"  indicates  a  song  change. 

Recorded  live  in  Barcelona,  Spain  on 
the  1 990  Great  Escape  Tour,  the  tempo  is 
slower  than  their  normal  live  sound, 
more  like  a  studio  recording.  All  the 
Ramonesmainstaysare  included:  "Teen- 
age Lobotomy",  "Rock  and  Roll  High 
School",  "ludy  Is  A  Punk"  and  "Chinese 
Rocks",  a  Lurkers  cover. 

Only  for  the  diehard  Ramones  fan. 

Mchole  McGill 


June  25,  1992  •  The  Charlatan  •  15 


by  Blayne  Haggart 

Chailatan  StaH 

Ah,  the  circus. 
One  of  those  pleasant  childhood  memories  that 
one  recalls  with  fondness  years  later.  You  re- 
member the  clowns,  the  trapeze  acts,  the  "but 
tered"  popcorn,  the  various  acts  of  self-mutilation. 

Excuse  me,  I've  mixed  up  my  circuses.  Oh  well,  thaf  s 
tobe  expected  when  the  Jim  Rose  Circus  Sideshow  comes 
to  town. 

If  you  thought  freak  shows  were  something  relegated 
to  the  turn  of  the  century,  preserved  only  in  really  bad 
horror  movies,  think  again.  Judging  from  the  two  sold- 
out  audiences  for  the  sideshow  at  Zaphod  Beeblebrox 
the  weekend  of  June  14,  the  sideshow  is  alive  and  well 
two  years  into  the  '90s. 

Its  popularity  isn't  limited  to  Ottawa,  where  they  first 
performed  in  April.  This  "Carnival  of  the  Scars"  has 
appeared  in  the  pages  of  such  prestigious  publications 
asNewsweek  and  Husr/ermagazines.  August  5,  they'll  be 
in  Barrie  as  part  of  the  Lollapalooza  festival. 

So  will  watching  these  guys  eat  maggots  have  you 
reaching  for  the  Pepto  Bismol? 

Perhaps,  but  only  if  you've  never  seen  them  before. 
The  tone  for  the  evening  is  set  by  the  music.  With  an 
organ  grinder  playing  in  the  background,  the  enigmatic 
Jim  Rose  takes  the  stage.  It's  obvious  he  belongs  there. 
With  his  unblinking  eyes  and  reddish  hair  strewn  about 
his  head,  he  looks  like  your  everyday  madman  —  mind 
slightly  detached  from  reality. 

As  the  ringleader  for  this  collection  of  odd  humans, 
he  introduces  the  various  stunts,  sometimes  providing  a 
brief  history  and  always  assuring  the  atmosphere  is 
equal  parts  tension,  amazement  and  amusement.  And 
his  snappy  one-liners  keep  'em  laughing  even  when 
they're  about  to  lose  their  lunch. 

There  are  five  performers  in  this  sideshow.  There's  the 
Torture  King,  the  Jack-of-all-trades  of  the  troupe.  A  tall, 
mellow-looking  fellow,  one  of  his  stunts  involves  pierc- 
ing his  skin  with  over  40  needles  with  tiny  light  bulbs 
attached  to  them,  turning  on  an  electric  generator  and 
lighting  up  like  a  Christmas  tree. 

Matt  "The  Tube"  Crawley  is  an  ex-pharmacist  from 
Oregon  and  a  dead  ringer  for  that  dumb,  blond  football 
player  on  the  T.V.  sitcom  "Coach".  His  big  stunt  is 
literally  stomach-turning.  He  pumps  beer,  an  egg, 
ketchup,  chocolate  and  Malox  through  seven  feet  of 
tubing  into  his  stomach  AND  THEN  BRINGS  IT  BACK 
UP.  As  I  watch  them  remove  this  now  lime  green  liquid 
from  its  jar  and  pour  it  into  glasses  for  drinks  all  'round, 
I  wonder  why  Zaphod's  is  still  serving  food. 

Straight  from  the  March  issue  of  Hustler  comes  the 
Amazing  Mr.  Lifto.  Gracing  the  stage  in  a  black  T-shirt, 
high  heels,  a  micro-mini  skirt  and  various  pierced  body 
parts,  scars  and  brands,  Mr.  Lifto  lifts  concrete  blocks .  . 
.  using  only  a  ring  through  his  penis.  All  you  protectors 
of  public  morality  will  be  glad  to  know  this  was  per- 
formed behind  a  silk  screen  to  protect  the  audience  from 
the  harmful  effects  of  full  frontal  nudity. 

While  all  these  crazy  acts  are  numbing  the  audience, 
lerry  Lawrence,  a.k.a.  Slug,  provides  musical  accompa- 
niment on  the  keyboards.  That  is,  when  he's  not  swal- 
lowing swords,  screwdrivers,  or  digesting  various  species 
lower  down  on  the  food  chain. 

Jim  Rose  himself  takes  some  abuse  in  the  form  of  darts 
thrown  into  his  back.  He  also  has  the  show  finale,  where 
he  places  his  head  in  broken  glass  while  someone  stands 
on  it. 

Dolly  the  Doll  Lady,  barely  three  feet  tall,  is  a  62-year- 
old  grandmother  who  used  to  be  in  the  Mills  Brothers 
sideshow.  She  is  the  circus  mother  and  historian  for  the 


Your  everyday  collection  of  odd  humans,  madmen  ,masochists.  . 


troupe.  When  she  talks  to  the  audience  about  her  life  in 
the  circus,  it  relates  these  obscenities  to  a  time  when  they 
were  part  of  every  circus. 

Despite  all  these  weird  happenings,  there  was  some- 
thing lacking.  People  were  still  cringing  and  cheering 
when  Lifto  did  his  thang,  but  it  wasn't  because  it  was 
gross.  The  entire  show  is  very  carefully  scripted  by  Rose 
and  his  gang,  from  the  order  of  the  stunts  down  to 
audience  interaction.  During  the  April  show,  he  picked 
on  a  guy,  called  him  a  jaded  fuck,  and  worked  him  into 
the  act.  Ditto  for  the  June  shows,  only  this  time  everyone 
knew  it  was  coming  and  the  guy  chosen  was  neither 


jaded  nor  a  fuck. 

As  a  result,  most  of  the  audience  knew  exactly  what 
to  expect.  It's  like  watching  your  favorite  movie  several 
times;  you  still  like  it,  but  you  know  all  the  plot  twists. 

Despite  this,  ifs  still  worth  seeing,  if  only  for  Jim 
Rose's  intense  showmanship.  Plus  ifs  a  chance  to  revel 
in  watching  people  do  things  to  their  bodies  no  sane 
person  would  dream  of  doing. 

As  Jim  Rose  said,  as  he  lay  in  the  glass,  "This  is  the 
lowest  form  of  entertainment.  Thank  you  for  coming. 
Get  the  fuck  off  my  head."  □ 


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2  •  The  Charlatan  •  July  30,  1992 


NEWS 


Admin  investigates  complaints 


by  Brenda  Bouw 

Charlatan  Stall 

Allegations  of  harassment  and  dis- 
crimination in  Carleton's  School  of  Ar- 
chitecture have  prompted  an  investiga- 
tion within  the  faculty. 

Several  students  within  the  architec- 
ture school,  who  refuse  to  be  identified 
for  fear  of  reprisal,  complain  that  some 
professors  are  giving  out  inconsistent 
grades  and  discriminating  against  stu- 
dents for  reasons  other  than  their  aca- 
demic performance. 

"There's  just  too  many  double  stand- 
ards and  incidents  of  sexism,"  one  stu- 
dent said. 

Female  students  in  the  School  of  Ar- 
chitecture told  The  Charlatan  about  inci- 
dents of  harassment  that  have  taken 
place  for  years  from  both  male  students 
and  professors.  One  student,  who  has 
now  graduated  from  the  school,  said 
that  as  a  student  she  once  complained  to 
a  professor  about  the  harassment  and 
was  told  to  "take  her  fucking  problems 
elsewhere." 

One  fourth-year  student  said  students 
are  afraid  to  complain  because  they  know 
professors  will  brand  them  as  trouble- 
makers. 

Carleton  President  Robin  Farquhar 
struck  a  "Special  Investigative  Commit- 
tee on  Racist  and  Sexual  Harassment  at 
the  School  of  Architecture"  to  deal  with 


complaints  of  professional  misconduct 
within  the  school. 

The  committee's  mandate,  stated  by 
Farquhar,  is  "to  review  the  environment 
for  learning  and  working  in  that  School 
and  to  report  its  findings  including  any 
recommendations  it  deems  appropriate 
directly  to  the  President." 

The  committee  members  are  Marilyn 
Marshall,  dean  of  social  sciences,  Prof. 
LibaDuraj,  a  retired  prof  from  the  School 
of  Social  Work,  and  George  Carmody,  of 
the  department  of  biology.  Dr.  Alistair 
Tilson,  of  the  academic  staff  union, 
Bonnie  Hinton,  of  the  support  staff  un- 
ion, and  Jim  Kennelly,  the  university 
ombudsman,  are  also  sitting  on  the  com- 
mittee as  observers. 

The  committee  will  wrap  up  its  inves- 


tigation by  September  —  just  when  most 
students  will  be  returning  to  school  — 
and  give  a  report  to  Farquhar.  After  that 
it  will  be  up  to  him  to  take  any  further 
steps. 

On  July  8,  the  dean  of  engineering, 
Malcolm  Bibby,  sent  out  300  letters  to 
architecture  students  informing  them 
about  the  committee.  No  letters  were 
sent  to  alumni  of  the  school. 

The  letter  to  students  stated  that  stu- 
dents who  want  to  speak  with  members 
of  the  committee  have  until  August  1  to 
contact  Marshall,  the  committee  chair. 

Bibby  also  sent  a  letter  to  architecture 
professors,  which  had  more  information 
in  it  than  his  letter  to  students. 

Bibby's  letter  to  faculty  and  staff  in 
the  department  states  the  ombudsman 


and  the  co-ordinator  of  the  Status  of 
Women  "have  counselled  more  harass- 
ment from  members  of  the  school  of 
architecture  than  from  anywhere  else  on 
campus." 

In  this  letter,  Bibby  said  he  was  "per- 
sonally dismayed  that  there  are  allega- 
tions of  harassment  and  discrimination 
again  this  year  in  light  of  the  school's 
effort  to  deal  with  student  concerns." 

Then,  in  a  follow-up  letter  to  the  pro- 
fessors, Bibby  said  he  encouraged  both 
faculty  and  staff  to  appear  before  com- 
mittee to  express  positive,  as  well  as 
negative,  aspects  of  the  department. 

Marshall  said  all  findings  of  the  com- 
mittee were  confidential  and  that  both 
turnout  and  feedback  to  the  committee, 
so  far,  had  been  "very  positive."  Marshall 
said  the  role  of  the  committee  is  "to  keep 
order." 

Architecture  students  who  spoke  with 
The  Charlatan  complain  the  school  has 
too  many  political  problems.  Two  women 
referred  to  the  school  as  an  "old  boys' 
club,"  where  women  who  play  by  the 
rules  do  better  than  women  whc*ion't. 

Peter  Hum  covered  the  story  for  The 
Offawa  Citizen.  Hum  said  he  went  into 
the  architecture  building  in  mid-July  to 
interview  students  about  their  reactions 
to  the  committee,  and  was  forced  to 
leave  by  one  of  the  school's  secretaries.  □ 


CUSA  passes  $2-million  budget 


by  Scott  Anderson 

Charlatan  StaH 

Faced  with  an  operating  deficit  from 
last  year  and  a  drop  in  revenues,  CUSA 
passed  the  $2,006  million  operational 
and  revenue  budgets  at  its  July  28  coun- 
cil meeting,  stressing  the  need  for  better 
fiscal  management  in  student-funded 
operations. 

Proceeding  to  the  next  item  on  the 
agenda,  council  then  voted  by  secret 
ballot  in  favor  of  amending  the  budget 
to  allow  for  a  six  per  cent  increase  in 
CUSA  employee  honorariums.  The  pay 
hike  will  apply  to  the  careers  program- 
mer, the  safety  commissioner,  the  NUG 
chairperson,  all  service  coordinators  and 
the  five  members  of  CUSA's  executive. 

CUSA  President  Shawn  Rapley  told 
council  the  executive's  salary  was  low 
compared  to  the  salaries  other  university 
student  executives  garner. 

Before  the  budget  was  amended 
Rapley  and  Finance  Commissioner  Rene 
Faucher  were  slated  to  receive  $15,000 
each.  The  three  vice- presidents  would  be 
payed  $14,000  each.  That  doesn't  in- 
clude the  cost  of  tuition  for  three  credits 
for  each  executive  member,  also  covered 
by  CUSA. 

Financial  Review  Committee  mem- 
ber Neil  Balchin,  who  put  forward  the 
motion,  argued  the  honorarium  allotted 
to  CUSA  employees  was  far  below  the 
cost  of  living.  He  also  maintained  the 
pay  increase  would  translate  into  em- 
ployees providing  better  services. 

"1  think  we  do  get  more  from  the  co- 
ordinators by  paying  them  better," 
Balchin  said. 

Proxy  and  former  councillor  Diane 
Mills,  however,  disagreed. 

"This  money  that  we're  giving  to- 
wards their  salaries  could  have  been 
used  for  more  services,"  she  said. 

According  to  Faucher,  the  overall  in- 
crease adds  up  to  approximately  $  1 2,000, 
which  will  be  taken  from  the  $32,000 


contingency  fund.  The  contingency  fund 
is  used  for  emergencies  and  cost  overruns. 

Along  with  the  pay  hike,  council  also 
voted  in  favour  of  investigating  ways  to 
index  student  fees  in  relation  to  a  yearly 
increase  in  the  cost  of  student  services.  As 
well,  council  voted  to  review  the  salaries 
of  CUSA's  non-unionized  and  non-man- 
agement employees. 

Balchin,  while  adamant  about  the 
need  for  increased  wages  for  CUSA  em- 
ployees, earlier  sparked  debate  over  the 
operational  budget  when  he  pressed  to 
suspend  an  $18,258  discretionary  grant 
for  CKCU.  The  radio  station  posted  a 
$43,000  loss  last  year  alone  —  the  run- 
ning total  is  now  up  to  approximately 
$189,000. 

CKCU  is  considered  a  student  service 
and  is  in  fact  CUSA-sponsored.  CUSA  has 
a  long-standing  agreement  with  CKCU 
to  provide  the  station  with  funding.  This 
year  it  will  pay  the  station  a  base  grant 
of  $76,502.  Yet,  in  recent  years,  CKCU 
has  been  more  of  a  financial  liability 
than  a  moneymaker.  CUSA  has  contin- 
ued to  cover  the  station's  losses  out  of 
their  retained  earnings.  CUSA  has 
$400,000  in  retained  earnings  invested 
largely  in  secured  bonds  and  treasury 
bills. 

"Whenever  CUSArunsadeficitwedip 
into  it  (the  retained  earnings)  and  when- 
ever we  run  a  surplus  we  add  to  it," 
Faucher  explained. 

Last  year  CUSA  ran  an  unusually 
highdeficitwhichtotalled$57,500.  That 
number  includes  the  $43,000  CKCU  lost. 

Balchin  proposed  the  discretionary 
grant  be  withheld  until  the  station  be- 
gins to  curb  its  mounting  losses. 

"We  have  to  send  a  very  clear  mes- 
sage to  CKCU  management  that  a  (defi- 
cit) is  not  acceptable, "  added  John  Henry, 
former  Mature  and  Part  Time  Students 
Centre  co-ordinator. 

However,  station  manager  Max 
Wallace  told  council  the  station  had 


already  made  staff  cuts  and  that  he 
projected  an  $11,000  payback  to  CUSA 
this  year.  This  figure  was  reached  in 
consultation  with  Faucher  and  was  based 
on  the  assumption  that  the  discretionary 
grant  was  necessary  to  continue  the  sta- 
tion's slimmed-down  operations. 

"If  we  don't  get  the  grant,  this  is  going 
to  severely  curtail  our  health  and  we'll 
have  to  make  other  cuts,"  Wallace  said. 

Rapley  supported  Wallace  and  re- 
ferred to  CKCU  as  "an  integral  part  of 
Carleton." 

When  it  finally  went  to  a  vote  council 
knocked  down  Balchin's  amendment 
proposal  11-5,  with  two  abstentions.  In- 
stead, council  voted  to  allow  CKCU  a 
three-month  grace  period.  At  the  end  of 
October  Wallace  will  comeback  tocoun- 
cil  with  a  financial  report  of  the  station's 
progress  and  a  funding  decision  will  be 
made  then. 

"I  don't  blame  them  for  trying  to  take 
moves  to  repair  the  situation,"  Wallace 
said.  "The  end  result  was  very  reason- 
able and  I'm  perfectly  confident  that  I 
can  produce  what  I  promised." 

As  for  this  year's  revenue  budget, 
Faucher  predicted  that  CUSA's  various 
businesses  would,  overall,  fare  better  fi- 
nancially this  year. 

Last  year  the  university  administra- 
tion stuck  CUSA  with  a  rent  increase 


half-way  through  the  year  which,  along 
with  the  recession,  cut  deeply  into  the 
operational  budget  and  projected  rev- 
enues. As  well,  Faucher  made  no  bones 
about  criticizing  the  way  many  of  the 
businesses  were  handled. 

"They  definitely  could  have  been  bet- 
ter managed  as  far  as  turning  a  better 
profit,"  he  said. 

Considering  most  councillors  didn't 
look  at  a  copy  of  the  budget  until  shortly 
before  the  meeting,  they  didn't  hold  the 
executive  as  accountable  as  they  could 
have.  Councillors  were  given  a  26-page 
hand-out  with  a  straight  breakdown  of 
operating  expenditures  for  student  serv- 
ices 24  hours  before  the  meeting.  Most  of 
them  had  probably  not  seen  the  entire 
budget  document,  which  isactually  about 
three  inches  thick. 

Although  councillors  questioned  the 
budget,  they  were  usually  satisfied  with 
the  answers  without  much  debate. 

For  example,  one  councillor  asked 
why  money  allocated  to  the  date  rape 
campaign  jumped  from  $  1 80  last  year  to 
a  projected  operating  cost  of  $3,800  this 
year. 

The  Ontario  Federation  of  Students 
didn't  have  the  money  to  run  it  this  year 
and  if  s  costing  $2,000  for  a  speaker  from 
Michigan,  according  to  VP  External  Kim 
Newton.  ^ 


|uly  30,  1992  •  The  Charlatan  •  3 


City  tax  plan  may  hike  student  rent 


by  Sarah  Green 

Cha/lalan  Stall 

Students  could  be  shelling  out  more 
money  because  of  a  new  property  tax 
plan  as  of  January,  even  if  they  don't 
own  houses. 

A  market  value  assessment,  which 
uses  real  estate  value  to  calculate  tax  on 
a  property,  was  proposed  by  the  previous 
regional  council  before  last  November's 
election.  It  could  affect  taxes  beginning 
in  1993,  if  passed  by  the  new  council  in 
September. 

Properties  are  currently  taxed  accord- 
ing to  their  1 980  market  value.  This  new 
plan  would  bring  assessment  up  to  1988 
market  levels.  In  comparison,  Toronto  is 
taxed  according  to  1 944  assessment  lev- 
els. 

The  plan  to  link  property  taxes  to  a 
more  recent  real  estate  values  proposes 
to  make  taxes  "fairer"  throughout  the 
region,  as  a  $200,000  home  in  Kanata, 
for  example,  will  be  taxed  the  same  as  a 
$200,000  home  in  Ottawa.  Some  home- 
owners will  see  their  taxes  go  up  and 
others  will  get  a  break. 

Ottawa  city  councillor  Jim  Watson 


who  represents  Carleton's  ward,  Capital 
Ward,  said  he  will  fight  the  plan.  His 
ward  will  be  hit  hardest  by  the  new 
assessment,  with  88  per  cent  of  residents 
seeing  their  taxes  go  up  anywhere  from 
$94  to  $1,816. 

Watson  said  many  Carleton  students 
live  in  his  ward,  which  includes  the  Glebe 
and  Ottawa  South,  and  if  landlords  have 
to  pay  more  tax,  students  who  rent  and 
don't  have  a  lease  or  sign  a  new  one  in 
1993,  may  have  to  pay  more  rent. 

Landlords  can  apply  to  the  Rent  Re- 
view Board  for  a  rent  increase  of  up  to 
three  per  cent  above  the  yearly  increase 
of  six  per  cent.  He  said  most  students 
can't  afforda  nine  per  cent  rent  increase. 

"Most  students  are  not  getting  nine 
per  cent  increases  in  their  summer  job 
wages  and  OSAP,"  Watson  said. 

CUSA's  VP  External,  Kim  Newton,  said 
she  "is  reaching  out  to  renters"  with 
Watson  and  the  VP  External  at  the  Uni- 
versity of  Ottawa. 

"We  want  students  to  know  that  just 
because  they  don't  own  property  doesn't 
mean  they're  not  going  to  be  affected  by 
market  value  assessment,"  Newton  said 


Newton  said  she  is 
helping  to  form  a  coali- 
tion to  fight  the  "un- 
fair" tax  strategy  and 
will  write  articles  and 
letters  for  the  commu- 
nity papers  Glebe  Report 
and  OSCAR. 

Watson  said  students 
may  not  only  have  to 
paymorerent,  theymay 
also  lose  jobs  when 
"hard-hit"  businesses 
have  to  close  because 
they  can't  afford  to  pay 
more  taxes.  Seventy-four 
per  cent  of  businesses  in 
Capital  ward  will  face 
tax  hikes  from  $345  to  $14,758. 

"Businesses  will  have  to  shut  down 
and  these  are  businesses  that  hire  stu- 
dents in  the  summer  and  part-time  dur- 
ing the  school  year,"  Watson  said. 

But  David  Wright,  supervisor  of  ad- 
ministrative review  for  the  Rent  Review 
Board,  said  market  value  assessment  is 
"revenue  neutral"  and  homeowners  who 
have  their  taxes  increased  will  see  a 


City  councillor  Jim  Watson  fights  for  students. 


decrease  in  other  areas,  such  as  utilities. 

"It'sbadnews  for  homeowners  if  taxes 
go  up,  but  there  will  be  a  decrease  some- 
where else,"  Wright  said. 

He  addedif  a  landlord's  property  taxes 
are  lowered  by  market  value  assessment, 
tenants  can  apply  to  the  Rent  Review 
Board  to  have  their  rent  lowered.  □ 


Ottawa  city  councillor  |im  watson,  morHiv«iueu»™ra", 

Student  rift  over  anti-Zionism  banner 


by  Leigh  Bowser 

Chailalan  Stall 

The  debate  over  freedom  of  speech 
versus  religious  and  political  freedom 
continues  at  CUSA. 

The  jewish  Students'  Union  believes 
the  phrase  "Zionism  is  racism"  is  de- 
famatory, and  that  it  contravenes  sec- 
tion 2.1.d  of  the  CUSA  Constitution, 
which  states  CUSA  will  maintain  an 
academic  environment  free  of  prejudice 
and  abuse  on  the  basis  of  religious  or 
political  affiliation. 

The  phrase  "Zionism  is  racism"  ap- 
peared on  a  banner  displayed  by  the  Pro- 
Palestine  Students'  Association  in  Baker 
Lounge  last  April  as  part  of  an  informa- 
tion table  on  racism. 

The  Jewish  Students'  Union  took  its 
complaint  to  CUSA's  constitutional 
board,  which  met  July  27  to  decide  the 
issue. 

But  the  board  was  unable  to  make  a 
ruling  on  the  Jewish  Students'  Union's 
challenge. 

Neil  Balchin,  chair  of  the  constitu- 
tional board,  said  CUSA's  constitution 
isn't  equipped  to  deal  with  the  issue. 

"If  s  not  how  touchy  the  situation  is, 
it's  the  ambiguity  of  the  constitution," 
said  Balchin. 

Balchin  said  the  board  considered  the 
arguments  both  for  andagainst  the  chal- 
lenge, but  decided  its  decision  could  be 
appealed  either  way.  The  board  recom- 
mended the  challenge  be  put  to  CUSA's 
constitution  and  policy  committee,  which 
would  decide  the  criteria  for  limits  on 
section  2.1.d  of  the  constitution. 

The  president  of  the  Jewish  Students' 
Union,  Ron  Eichler,  expressed  disappoint- 
ment with  the  decision. 

"It  was  really  unfortunate  that  they 
didn't  think  the  constitution  was  strong 
enough  to  enforce  a  decision  one  way  or 
another." 

Mohamad  Kadry,  a  representative  of 
the  Pro-Palestine  Students'  Assocation, 
said  he  was  not  surprised  by  the  board's 
decision .  He  said  Zionism  is  an  ideology, 
not  a  religion  or  a  political  affiliation. 

"I  was  sad  from  the  beginning  that 
this  came  up,  and  that  CUSA  tolerated 
discussing  this  matter,"  he  said. 

In  his  presentation  to  the  constitu- 
tional board,  Eichler  said  the  banner  is 
misleading  and  he  said  he  was  worried  it 


might  lead  to  CUSA  and  other  Carletbn 
clubs  misunderstanding  and  blocking 
the  activities  of  the  Jewish  Students' 
Union. 

"A  simple  and  false  statement  like 
1  Zionism  is  racism'  has  the  potential  of 
causing  bad  feelings  toward  the  JSU,"  he 
said. 

Eichler  said  he  wanted  to  keep  an 
environment  on  campus  that  involves 
rational  discussion,  not  name-calling. 

Kadry  said  the  Pro-Palestine  Students' 
Assocation  opposes  all  forms  of  racism. 


He  said  the  banner  referred  to  Zionism 
as  itis  now  in  practice,  and  wasintended 
to  promote  discussion. 

Kadry  said  the  people  opposing  the 
banner  are  mostly  people  who  have 
never  experienced  Zionism  in  practice. 

On  the  day  the  banner  was  displayed 
in  Baker  Lounge  the  Jewish  Students' 
Union  had  also  set  up  an  information 
table,  nextto  the  Pro-Palestine  Students' 
Association  table.  During  the  day  a  fist- 
fight  broke  out  between  a  member  from 
each  group.  This  led  to  an  agreement 


between  the  two  groups,  reached  through 
the  Carleton  Campus  Mediation  Centre, 
that  they  would  inform  each  other  of 
days  when  they  planned  to  setup  infor- 
mation tables  and  presentations. 

The  same  banner  was  also  the  centre 
of  controversy  at  the  University  of  Ot- 
tawa in  March,  when  it  was  displayed  by 
the  Arab  Students'  Association,  the  Pal- 
estinian Club  and  the  Islamic  Students 
Association.  University  administration 
banned  it  from  the  student  centre  after 
receiving  complaints.  □ 


CUSA  looks  to  the  future  of  academics 


by  Hana  Ahmad  and  Leigh  Bowser 

Charlatan  Slatt 

Forty-three  student  politicians  met  at 
a  conference  hosted  by  CUSA  at  Carleton 
University  last  month,  venturing  where 
other  student  interest  groups  have  gone 
before.  Their  mission:  to  seek  out  ways  of 
improving  post-secondary  education. 

CUSA's  Education  2000  conference, 
which  ran  from  June  25-29,  was  in- 
tended to  develop  "alternative  visions" 
for  the  direction  of  post-secondary  edu- 
cation approaching  the  year  2000. 

Student  delegates  from  across  Canada 
accomplished  that  mission,  coming  up 
with  15  recommendations  to  improve 
the  quality  of  post-secondary  education 
in  Canada. 

The  conference's  recommendations 
covered  issues  like  teaching  quality,  gov- 
ernment funding  and  student  participa- 
tion in  university  administration. 

Rapley  felt  the  recommendations 
dealing  with  teaching  would  be  the  most 
beneficial  to  any  university  environment. 

"Professors  are  often  given  very  little 
instruction  in  communication  and  gen- 
eral teaching  skills.  The  biggest  com- 
plaint from  students  concerns  profes- 
sors' inability  to  communicate  ideas  ef- 
fectively," said  Rapley.  "The  most  im- 
portant thing  we  do  here  is  teach." 

Other  recommendations  linked  the 
tenure  and  promotion  process  to  teach- 
ing evaluations  and  including  students 
in  tenure  and  promotion  committees. 

Delegate  Heather  Russell,  president 
of  the  Algonquin  College  students'  asso- 


ciation, said  the  conference  was  "pretty 
informative,"  but  said  it  was  geared 
more  toward  universities  than  colleges. 

Chantal  Gingras,  a  representative  at 
the  University  of  Ottawa  Students'  Fed- 


eration, said  their  federation  couldn't 
afford  the  $300  delegate  fee.  □ 


CORRECTION 


In  the  June  25  edition  of  The  Charla- 
tan, we  reported  that  CUSA  Council 
passed  their  one-mill  ion-dollar  budget. 
["Big  budget,  small  minds  and  bubble 
gum"]  The  CUSA  budget  is,  in  fact, 
$2,006  million  and  it  was  not  passed  at 
the  June  16  meeting.  Council  passed 
CUSA's  $35,000  corporate  budget  and 
$  1 10,000 capital  expenses  budget,  both 
part  of  the  budget  as  a  whole. 

We  also  reported  that  24-hours  no- 
tice was  not  given  for  the  budgets. 
Twentyvfour  hours  notice  was  given 
for  the  budgets,  but  not  for  the  student 


union  development  symposism  con- 
ference request. 

The  Charlatan  also  reported  that  "  . 
. .  itwas  announced  thatShawn  Rapley 
had  axed  the  CUSA  business  manager 
. . ."  It  was  not  announced  that  he  had 
fired  the  CUSA  business  manager.  It 
was  announced  that  the  position  of 
business  manager  would  be  eliminated 
August  1. 

The  Charlatan  apologizes  for  the  er- 
rors and  any  problems  they  may  have 
caused.  □ 


4  •  The  Charlatan  •  luly  30,  1992 


NATIONAL  AFFAIRS 


Bare  breasts  and  a  bunch  of  boobs 


by  Nancy  DeHart 

Charlatan  slafl 

It  wqs  a  muggy  Sunday  afternoon. 
The  air  was  heavy,  settling  like  sweat  on 
your  skin,  and  the  sun  was  shining  bright 
and  hot. 

Itwas  not  unlike  another  hot  summer 
day,  a  year  before,  when  Gwen  Jacob,  a 
20-year-old  university  student,  was  ar- 
rested in  Guelph  after  walking  topless 
down  the  street  to  cool  off. 

Only  on  this  day,  the  sun  glared  down 
on  the  steps  of  Parliament  Hill  where 
four  women  shed  their  shirts,  and  about 
6,000  spectators  cheered  and  jeered  be- 
low them. 

AboutlOOmen  and  women  protested 
Canada's  indecent  exposure  laws  that 
Sunday.  Rallies  hadbeen  held  across  the 
country,  in  places  like  Winnipeg,  Mon- 
treal, Fort  Erie,  Port  Dover,  Guelph,  Ham- 
ilton, Waterloo,  and  even  in  my  home 
town  of  Penticton,  B.C.  —  smack  in  the 
middle  of  staid  retirement  land. 

What  started  as  one  woman's  fight 
•against  a  discriminatory  law  has  mush- 
roomed into  a  country-wide  movement 
which  has  people  debating  at  work,  on 
the  streets  and  over  the  dinner  table 
whether  women  have  the  right  to  bare 
their  breasts. 

SEA  OF  BALDING  HEADS 

I  don't  know  what  I  expected  when  I 
showed  up  on  Parliament  Hill  that  Sun- 
day afternoon.  On  the  bus  ride  down- 
town 1  kept  glancing  atthe  people  seated 
around  me,  trying  to  guess  if  they  were 
heading  there  too — if  the  women  would 
take  off  their  shirts,  if  the  young  guys 
were  going  to  gawk,  as  rumored.  I  won- 
dered how  many  of  them  even  knew 
about  the  rally. 

I  got  to  the  Hill  about  an  hour  early. 
About  ISO  people  were  milling  about. 
Many  looked  like  tourists,  just  taking 
advantage  of  the  sunshine  to  snap  the 
ritual  "in  front  of  the  Eternal  Flame" 
shot. 

As  1  got  closer  I  could  see  a  small  group 
of  about  eight  women  sitting  on  the 
steps,  holding  placards  and  wearing 
hand-painted  T-shirts  emblazoned  with 
neon  green  and  pink  breasts.  I  wondered 
for  a  moment  if  the  whole  thing  was 
going  to  flop. 

I  pushed  my  way  through  the  small 
crowd  forming,  up  to  the  metal  barri- 
cade and  found  myself  surrounded  by 
men.  As  1  moved  to  hoist  myself  over  the 
fence  one  tall  bushy-bearded  man  said, 
"Are  you  going  over  to  bare  your  tits,  too, 
sweetheart?"  He  then  proceeded  to  place 
his  hands  on  my  butt  to  "help"  me  over. 

At  that  point  I  began  to  wonder  just 
what  kind  of  rally  this  would  turn  out  to 
be. 

About  1 5  minutes  before  the  rally  was 
to  begin,  1  turned  around  and  looked 
back  down  the  hill  in  shock.  What  faced 
me  were  thousands  of  people  —  or  actu- 
ally, a  sea  of  balding  heads,  hairy  chests, 
and  stubbly  jaws. 

Where  were  all  the  women  I  thought 
I'd  see  protesting?  I  had  never  imagined 
1  would  see  so  many  men  toting  binocu 


A  video  voyeur  scopes  the  protesters. 


lars,  video  cameras  and  Polaroids,  grin- 
ning and  laughing,  joking  amongst 
themselves. 

As  one  female  protestor  stooped  to 
take  off  her  socks  and  shoes,  one  man 
yelled  out,  "Not  your  socks,  hon,  your 
sweater." 

Man  after  man  climbed  over  the  fence 
to  join  the  protestors,  taking  off  their 
shirts  as  they  went.  Soon  the  protest  was 
made  up  of  mostly  bare-chested  men, 
and  a  few  women  with  their  shirts  on. 

As  four  women  protestors  pulled  their 
shirts  off  over  their  heads,  a  hoot  went  up 
from  the  crowd.  Men  yelling  "All  right!" 
and  "Show  us,  baby!"  drowned  out  the 
protesters'  straining  voices. 

As  one  petite,  small  breasted  women 
took  off  her  bra,  one  spectator  shouted, 
"Shit,  you've  got  nothing  there,  honey, 
we  don't  want  to  see  you." 

EVEN  MORE  POWERLESS 

It  became  hard  to  distinguish  the  pro- 
testers from  the  spectators,  the  support- 
ers from  the  voyeurs.  Many  men  voiced 
their  support  for  the  topless  women,  but 
it  was  hard  to  tell  who  was  sincere  and 
who  wasn't.  Those  men  were  having  fun, 
thinking  the  women  would  be  pleased 
they  were  protesting  with  them,  but 
sneaking  a  few  peaks  all  the  same. 

I  felt  sorry  for  the  men  who  really  were 
there  to  support  the  women  and  oppose 
the  law,  because  they  went  unnoticed  in 
all  of  the  spectacle. 

There  was  a  moment  during  this  bed- 
lam when  I  felt  really  angry.  I  wanted  to 
join  the  protest  and  yell  at  these  men, 
admonish  them  for  their  behavior  and 
crude  sexist  comments.  Put  them  in  their 
place,  I  guess. 

But  I  didn't,  because  1  wasn't  there  to 
art,  I  was  there  to  observe,  and 


later  write.  But  I  came  close  to  crossing 
thatline,andbecoming  part  of  the  story. 

I  had  come  to  the  rally  ready  to  sup- 
port the  women  who  would  take  off  their 
shirts,  but  not  ready  to  take  off  my  own. 
But  pressed  against  hundreds  of  bodies, 
in  the  middle  of  reporters  and  protesters 
I  was  so  hot  and  sweaty,  that  suddenly  I 
felt  it. 

Hot  and  uncomfortable  in  my  long- 
sleeved  shirt,  I  felt  the  ridiculousness  and 
absurdity  of  the  law  which  prohibits  me 
from  being  comfortable  and  cool,  which 
separates  me  from  the  men  around  me. 

I  would  have  loved  to  strip  off  my  shirt 
and  feel  the  breeze  cool  against  my  skin 
. . .  but  1  didn't.  I  couldn't.  Taking  off  my 
shirt  in  front  of  thousands  of  leering, 
taunting  men  wouldonly  have  made  me 
feel  even  more  powerless. 

NOW  ANKLES  ARE  FINE 


And  I  am  no  prude.  I've  lived  in  France, 
gone  topless  on  the  beaches  of  Greece  in 
front  of  lots  of  men.  But  that  was  differ- 
ent because  over  there  it  was  natural, 
and  if  men  even  noticed,  they  did  it  so 
discretely  I  never  knew. 

It  is  an  atmosphere  of  tolerance,  un- 
derstanding and  equality  thatwas  miss- 
ing that  heated  Sunday  afternoon  on  the 
Hill. 

Although  it  didn't  happen  in  Ottawa, 
1 1  women  were  arrested  at  protests  in 
Waterloo  and  Montreal,  just  like  Jacob. 
Some  men  were  arrested,  too.  The  bare- 
breasted  women  will  be  charged  with 
indecent  exposure  —  the  men  will  be 
charged  with  obstructing  police. 

It  is  this  difference  in  charges,  how 
one  lawis  interpreted  andapplied,  which 
has  so  many  women,  and  some  men, 
frustrated  and  angry. 

lacob  was  charged  under  the  Crimi 


nal  Code  with  committing  an  indecent 
act.  Nowhere  within  that  section  does  it 
specify  that  breasts  are  indecent. 

It  is  a  very  old,  very  vague  law  —  the 
same  law  which  applies  to  men  mas- 
turbating in  a  public  place  —  and  an 
Ontario  judge  read  it  to  mean  women's 
breasts  are  sexual,  and  therefore  must  be 
covered  up,  while  men's  bare  breasts  (or 
should  I  say,  a  man's  bare  chest)  is  per- 
fectly acceptable. 

ludge  Bruce  Payne  said  last  month: 
"  Anyone  who  thinks  that  the  male  breast 
and  the  female  breast  are  the  same  is  not 
living  in  the  real  world." 

But  women  protestors  say  they  see 
their  breasts  as  just  another  part  of  their 
body,  like  an  arm  or  a  leg,  and  that  it's 
men  who  see  them  as  sexual  objects.  And 
they  resent  it. 

Protester  Nathaley  Bourguignon  said 
times  are  changing,  and  our  laws  should 
evolve  with  them. 

"It  wasn't  very  long  ago  that  our 
grandmothers  couldn't  show  their  an- 
2  kles — it  Was  considered  indecent,  sexual . 
£  Now  ankles  are  fine,  it's  our  breasts  that 
w  are  'offensive'  and  I  hope  by  the  time  1 
|  have  grandchildren,  they  will  be  com- 
J  monplace  too." 

But  today,  many  people  even  find  the 
sight  of  a  mother  breast-feeding  in  the 
park,  or  on  a  bus,  offensive  or  improper. 

Why  are  we  so  ashamed  and  embar- 
rassed at  the  sight  of  breasts,  of  a  child 
nursing,  which  is  the  natural  purpose  of 
breasts  in  the  first  place? 

Dover  says  the  real  issue  behind  the 
rally  isn't  that  women  should  bare  their 
breasts,  but  that  they  should  have  the 
right  to  do  so  if  they  choose,  and  be  free 
from  discrimination  under  the  law,  as 
the  Charter  of  Rights  and  Freedoms  guar- 
antees us. 

"Right  now  if  a  women  takes  off  her 
shirt,  if  s  a  criminal  offense.  If  she  is 
convicted  like  Gwen  Jacob  was  the  arrest 
follows  her  the  rest  of  her  life.  If  a  man 
takes  his  shirt  off ...  he  cools  off." 

Sarah  Dover  and  the  other  protestors 
didn't  appear  bothered  by  the  hooting 
spectators  snapping  photos.  "I  couldn't 
count  the  ratio  of  hecklers  and  support- 
ers here  today,  and  I  believe  a  lot  of 
people  are  here  standing  up  for  us.  The 
point  is  we  are  fighting  something,  and 
people  are  noticing." 

One  male  supporter  said,  "I  think 
silence  is  horrible,  and  these  rallies  are 
breaking  that  silence.  Public  discussion 
is  certainly  going  to  help  the  issue,  and 
if  s  been  buried  for  a  very  long  time." 

The  rallies  and  protests  on  the  week- 
end of  July  17-19  got  the  breast  issue  on 
the  media's  agenda,  and  made  many 
people  aware  of  a  Canadian  law  that 
discriminates  between  women  andmen. 

But  on  a  wider  level,  it  got  all  sorts  of 
men  and  women  in  big  cities,  and  small 
towns,  talking  —  about  relationships, 
power,  freedom,  rights  and  equality,  and 
the  kind  of  country  we  want  to  live  in. 

And  it  probably  made  some  members 
of  the  judicial  community  aware  that 
the  law  they  are  applying  is  not  in  sync 
with  what  a  lot  of  Canadians  think.  □ 


Universities  bar  access  to  sex  network 


by  Sarah  Green 

Cha/lalan  Stall 

Pornographic  stories  and  pictures  fea- 
turing women  tied  up,  tortured  and  hav- 
ing sex  with  Dobermans  are  not  exclu- 
sive to  only  hard-core  magazines  and 
videos.  You  can  find  them  through  your 
local  university's  computer. 

The  Internet  computer  system  links 
up  corporations  and  virtually  every  uni- 
versity in  North  America,  Europe,  Aus- 
tralia and  Japan,  including  Carleton 
and  the  University  of  Ottawa.  Only  gradu- 
ate students  and  faculty  have  access  to 
the  computers  at  the  two  universities. 

Users  can  have  discussions  and  pass 
messages  using  Internet's  newsgroups, 
which  are  like  electronic  public  forums. 
There  are  approximately  2,000 
newsgroups  available,  divided  into  dif- 
ferent subjects,  with  any  number  of  mes- 
sages under  each  subject  heading.  For 
example,  newsgroups  allowed  users  to 
pass  along  information  about  the 
Tiananmen  Square  crisis  in  1 989  almost 
as  it  was  happening. 

Some  of  these  groups  are  moderated 
for  content,  others  aren't.  The  sex 
newsgroups  aren't, 

The  most  popular  of  these  newsgroups 
is  called  "alt.sex."  Alt  means  alternative 
or  not  moderated.  This  file  usually  has 
approximately  900  messages.  The  mes- 
sages' titles  range  from  "Excuses  why 
women  won '  t  have  sex"  to  "Sex  games  to 
play  in  a  car." 

Yet,  the  newsgroups  attracting  con- 
troversy have  messages  like  "The  farm- 
er's young  step-daughter"  and  "Learn- 
ing fellatio."  They  include  stories  about 
a  man  hanging  a  woman  and  having 
sex  with  her,  a  child  having  sex  with 
vegetables  and  sporting  goods,  and  a 
confession  from  a  man  who  now  fanta- 
sizes about  tying  women  up  after  read- 
ing the  sex  newsgroups.  One  story  car- 
ries the  warning,  "If  this  one  doesn't  get 
us  all  shutdown,  probably  nothing  will!" 
Pictures  show  women  naked  and  tied  up, 
in  obvious  pain. 

A  year  ago,  Carleton's  director  of  com- 
puting and  communications,  David 
Sutherland,  restricted  access  to  four 
newsgroups  he  called  "tacky,  ugly  and 
offensive."  Some  were  titled 
"alt.sex.bestiality"  and  "alt.sex. torture." 

.  "I  didn't  know  of  any  need  to  study 
those  [newsgroups]  in  the  university," 
Sutherland  said. 

He  said  he  didn't  inform  anybody 
when  he  restricted  access.  When  the  is- 
sue came  up  in  the  media  recently,  he 
said  administration  was  pleased  because 
"it  took  the  heat  off  them." 

He  said  restricting  the  newsgroups 
was  a  "thorny"  issue  because  people  will 
question  whether  it  was  acceptable  in- 
tervention or  if  he  was  limiting  freedom, 
of  speech.  But  so  far  no  one  has  com- 
plained since  Sutherland  restricted  ac- 
cess to  the  groups. 

"People  might  just  be  embarrassed," 
Sutherland  said.  "It  would  be  like  not 
being  able  to  find  your  favorite  skin 
magazine  at  the  bookstore.  You  don't 
want  to  complain  because  you  don't 
want  to  admit  you're  reading  it." 

But,  the  University  of  Ottawa's  assist- 
ant director  of  communications  called 
restricting  any  newsgroup  "censorship 
with  an  axe." 

"When  you  block  off  material  just  by 
the  title  [i.e.  alt.sex.bestiality],  you  could 
be  blocking  off  non-pom  ographic  mate- 
rial simply  due  to  the  potential  to  be 
pornographic,"  said  Peter  Hickey. 

The  University  of  Ottawa  still  accesses 
the  sex  files.  Hickey  said  the  last  time  he 
checked  the  material  under 
"alt.sex.bestiality,"  all  he  found  was  a 


discussion  about  censorship  and  an 
American  court  case. 

He  said  many  sex  messages  are  sim- 
ply jokes  between  Internet  users  and 
shouldn't  be  restricted  because  they  have 
sexual  connotations.  For  example, 
"alt.sex. particle  physics"  is  a  joke  from 
another  university  about  having  sex  in 
the  particle  physics  room  before  gradu- 
ating. 

He  said  the  messages  under  the  sub- 
ject headings  live  for  only  three  to  five 
days  before  disappearing  and  the  vol- 
ume of  information  is  too  "tremendous" 


to  repeatedly  look  for  porno- 
graphic material. 

"No  one  is  looking  and 
S    no  one  is  complaining," 
Hickey  said. 

He  added  he  will  elimi- 
I  note  any  material  found  il- 
legal according  to  the  Crimi- 
nal Code  if  it  is  brought  to 
his  attention,  but  it  "hasn't 
happened  yet." 

Secretary  of  the  Univer- 
sity of  Ottawa,  Pierre-Yves 
Boucher,  cautioned  restrict- 
ing access  to  the  sex  files 
won't  stop  people  from  us- 
ing them.  They  can  still  be 
accessed  by  requesting  the 
newsgroup  from  another 
university  or  Internet  user 
and  having  it  sent  as  a  per- 
sonal message.  Personal 
messages  at  both  Carleton 
and  the  University  of  Ottawa 
are  not  monitored. 

But  David  Bertram,  com- 
puter analyst  with  Carleton's 
Micro  Response  Centre,  said 
not  any  "Joe  Blow"  can  get 
around  the  restricted  files. 
"You  really  have  to  work  at  it, "  Bertram 
said. 

Boucher  said  Internet  users  have  to 
know  the  name  of  the  newsgroup  they 
are  looking  for. 

"If  they  have  to  go  through  all  the 
files  to  find  the  sex  ones,  it  would  be  like 
going  through  a  20,000  page  newspa- 
per," Boucher  said. 

He  added  the  university's  computers 
are  not  meant  for  personal  use  and  dis- 
ciplinary measures  will  be  taken  against 
people  who  "can't  justify  use."  They  will 
range  from  losing  computer  privileges  to 


dismissal. 

"A  guy  looking  at  the  files  out  of 
curiosity,  not  defiance,  is  far  different 
from  a  guy  who  pulls  a  file,  makes  copies 
and  distributes  it." 

The  University  of  Ottawa  does  not 
have  an  auditing  system  to  show  who  is 
accessing  the  sex  newsgroups,  but 
Boucher  said  "word  gets  around." 

"People  usually  show  it  to  a  friend," 
he  said. 

Rozanne  Lepine,  coordinator  of  the 
University  of  Ottawa's  women's  centre, 
said  the  material  is  "violent,  demeaning 
and  humiliating"  to  women. 

She  said  the  files  are  an  "obscene 
offence  under  the  Criminal  Code"  be- 
cause of  a  recent  Supreme  Court  decision 
which  says  basic  human  rights  guaran- 
teed by  the  Charter  of  Rights  and 
Freedoms  are  violated  by  violent  and 
degrading  sex. 

Ideally,  Lepine  said  she  would  like  to 
see  the  newsgroups  restricted. 

"But,  I  am  not  in  a  position  to  say  to 
the  university,  'This  is  whatyou  mustdo' 
in  terms  of  technology." 

She  said  she  is  trying  to  make  the 
campus  population  aware  of  the  sex 
newsgroups  and  wants  the  university  "to 
express  an  official  stance  on  pornogra- 
phy." 

Canadian  Federation  of  Students 
chair,  Kelly  Lamrock,  said  the  CFS  will  be 
alerting  its  members,  but  the  situation 
should  be  dealt  with  on  a  local,  not 
national  level. 

But,  he  said  anything  "glorifying  vio- 
lence against  women  is  unacceptable" 
and  doesn't  belong  in  a  university. 

"Universities  have  been  slow  in  mak- 
ing campuses  safe  for  women  and  this  is 
another  area  where  they  lag  behind."  □ 


CFS  hikes  membership  fees 


OTTAWA  (CUP)  —  The  Canadian  Fed- 
eration of  Students  hikedits  membership 
fees  by  50  per  cent  at  its  general  meeting 
in  late  May  in  Edmunston,  N.B.. 

Students  will  now  pay  six  dollars  each 
for  membership  in  the  national  lobby 
group,  up  from  four  dollars. 

CFS  represents  400,000  students  in 
Canadian  universities  and  colleges  and 
lobbies  the  government  to  advance  leg- 
islation that  will  improve  the  quality  of 
education. 

CFS  chair  Kelly  Lamrock  said  the 
money  from  the  fee  increase  will  be  used 
to  finance  the  federation's  awareness 
campaigns  and  to  tell  Canadians  about 
"the  importance  of  post-secondary  edu- 
cation." 

The  recommendation  to  increase  fees 
—  which  was  originally  set  at  eight  dol- 
lars —  came  from  the  organization's 
national  executive,  made  up  of  repre- 
sentatives from  across  the  country. 

"We  need  the  increase  to  maintain 
services.  It's  unfortunate,  but  it  has  to  be 
done,"  said  Kim  Newton,  VP  external  at 
Carleton  University  Students'  Associa- 
tion. 

According  to  CFS,  membership  fees 
haven't  increased  since  1981. 

But  the  fee  increase  is  not  automatic. 
Some  schools  have  contracts  with  CFS 
that  allow  them  to  have  referenda  on 
paying  the  increase. 

CFS  will  re-examine  its  position  if  80 
percent  of  its  members  don't  implement 
the  increase  over  the  next  two  years. 

If  80  per  cent  of  members  decide  to 
raise  fees,  those  who  vote  against  the 
hike  will  be  forced  to  hike  their  CFS  fees 
as  well. 

Their  are  82  CFS  members  across 


Canada  comprised  of  graduate  and  un- 
dergraduate student  associations  among 
others. 

Newton  said  Carleton  will  hold  a  ref- 
erendum within  the  two  year  period.  She 
said  the  referendum  will  be  held  so  that 
it  will  not  coincide  with  a  federal  election 
campaign  because  CUSA  and  CFS  will 
want  to  concentrate  on  one  effort  at  a 
time. 

Newton  said  she  is  hopeful  Carleton 


students  will  approve  the  hike. 

"If  we're  going  to  combat 
underfunding,  the  way  to  do  it  is  with 
CFS  because  they  have  many  contacts  on 
[Parliament]  Hill." 

Newton  said  increased  CFS  fees  will 
give  it  more  money  to  develop  awareness 
campaigns  such  as  the  "No  Means  No" 
anti-date  rape  campaign,  International 
Women's  Week  and  National  Students 
Day  coming  up  later  this  year.  □ 


Coalition  aims  for  better 
quality  of  education 


by  Katie  Swoger 

Charlatan  Slatt 

Susan  Villeneuve  will  probably  spend 
most  of  her  life  in  universities  and  for  this 
reason  she's  concerned  about  her  future. 

The  fourth-year  History  studentwants 
to  go  on  to  do  graduate  work  and  even- 
tually become  a  professor.  But  her  pas- 
sion for  higher  learning  may  be  damp- 
ened by  underfunding,  over-crowded 
classrooms  and  the  high  cost  of  tuition 
and  research. 

"I  think  the  biggest  problem  is  going 
to  be  underfunding,"  she  says,  as  she  sips 
a  cup  of  coffee  in  Rooster's.  "Am  I  going 
to  get  a  T.A.ship  or  a  R.A.ship?  My  big- 
gest concern  will  be  funding.  That's 
number  one.  It's  money." 

Money,  or  lack  thereof,  has  meant 
Villeneuve  has  faced  huge  third-year 
classes  and  fourth-year  seminars  with 
more  than  30  people  in  them. 

She  will  probably  continue  to  face 
these  same  difficulties  —  if  she  can  sur- 


vive the  system  —  when  she  becomes  a 
professor,  unless  something  is  done  to 
improve  the  quality  of  universities. 

Several  federal  interestgroups  are  try- 
ing to  do  just  that — improve  the  quality 
of  post-secondary  education  by  banding 
together  students,  teachers  and  other 
educational  workers. 

The  Coalition  for  Post-Secondary  Edu- 
cation, launched  |une  30,  hopes  to  force 
the  federal  government  to  commit  more 
money  to  education. 

Its  members — the  Canadian  Associa- 
tion of  University  Teachers,  the  Cana- 
dian Federation  of  Students,  the  Cana- 
dian Union  of  Public  Employees  (the 
teaching  and  research  assistants'  union) 
and  five  other  staff  unions  —  plan  to 
lobby  the  government  as  a  block  and 
take  their  message  to  the  public  through 
advertising. 

"There  is  much  more  strength  in  num 

COALITION  cont'd  .on  page  12 


6  •  The  Charlatan  •  |uly  30,  1992 


EDITORIAL  PAGE 


Tits  are 
only  the 
tip  of  it 


Women  who  bared  their  breasts  in  rallies  across 
Canada  earlier  this  month  did  it 
(a)  to  turn  men  on 

(b)  to  get  rid  of  those  pesky  tan  lines 

(c)  hoping  to  see  themselves  on  Newsworld 

(d)  hoping  to  get  spotted  by  a  scout  from  Playboy. 
In  fact,  the  rallies  were  a  call  for  the  state  to  get  its 

outdated  indecency  laws  off  women's  breasts. 

The  heart  of  this  issue  is  women  being  able  to 
control  their  own  bodies.  Women  need  to  wrest  this 
control  away  from  the  clutches  of  male-dominated 
society.  This  goes  beyond  the  question  of  whether  or 
not  to  go  shirtless  on  a  hot  day.  The  right  to  choose  is 
absent  from  many  areas  of  women's  lives. 

Every  day,  women  are  faced  with  the  threat  of 
violence,  sexual  harassment  and  sexual  abuse.  They 
are  restricted  in  their  right  to  choose  to  end  a  preg- 
nancy. They  are  paid  sixty  cents  for  every  dollar  a 
man  earns. 

When  women  do  fight  for  their  rights,  they  are  met 
with  a  violent  backlash.  Four  thousand  men  came  to 
the  rally  on  Parliament  Hill,  not  just  to  see  women's 
breasts,  but  to  intimidate  the  women  and  keep  them 
in  their  place. 

The  men  that  attended  the  rally  weren't  just  angry 
at  women  for  trying  to  desexualize  their  . breasts. 
Overheard  in  the  crowd  were  men  outraged  that 
women  dared  demand  the  same  job  opportunities 
and  salaries  as  men;  men  attacking  custody  laws  for 
favoring  women;  and  even  managing  to  link  femi- 
nism with  Sikhs  in  the  RCMP  wearing  turbans.  In 
short,  the  men  were  shoring  up  the  foundations  of 
white  male  hegemony  any  way  they  knew  how. 

Because  women  are  treated  as  sexual  objects,  they 
are  vulnerable  to  violence,  sexual  abuse  and  poverty. 
They  are  also  humiliated  and  devalued  through 
pornography  and  prostitution.  Men  have  control 
over  women  as  protectors  or  attackers,  as  clients  and 
as  employers,  not  just  in  the  country,  but  in  countless 
places  all  over  the  world.  When  women  challenge 
their  objectification  and  degradation,  they  are  at- 
tacking one  way  in  which  male  privilege  is  perpetu- 
ated. 

The  men  on  the  Hill  felt  this  threat  loud  and  clear. 
With  their  video  cameras  and  cries  of  "take  it  off, 
sweetheart",  they  tried  to  recreate  the  atmosphere  of 
a  porno  theatre  or  strip  club  —  places  where  they  can 
control  women.  Here,  women  expose  their  breasts, 
but  only  on  terms  clearly  defined  by  men. 

When  women  redefine  their  roles  as  persons,  not  as 
sexual  objects,  they  shatter  the  ossified  structures  of 
patriarchy.  They  can  begin  to  live  their  lives  on  their 
own  terms,  as  they  choose.  They  no  longer  exist  for 
some  man's  titillation  or  power- tripping  abuse.  They 
are  no  longer  reliant  on  men. 

And  as  Black  feminist  writer  bell  hooks  notes,  "the 
vast  majority  of  men,  whoare  socialized  to  perpetuate 
and  maintain  sexism  and  sexist  oppression  .  . .  reap 
no  life-affirming  benefits."  The  spoils  of  sexism  be- 
long almost  exclusively  to  the  white,  rich,  male  ruling 
class.  Many  of  the  working  class  men  at  the  rally  on 
the  Hill  were  contributing  to  their  own  oppression,  as 
well  as  that  of  women. 

Demystifying  breasts  is  a  step  in  changing  how 
women  are  viewed  in  our  society.  Making  it  legal  for 
women  to  expose  their  breasts  in  public  places  is  a 
radical  approach  to  fighting  the  objectification  of 
women,  robbing  breasts  of  their  ferJshized,  sexualized 
nature  by  making  them  commonplace. 

This  action  by  women  will  not  be  enough  to  single- 
handedly  change  their  position  in  society.  That  much 
was  clear  from  the  reaction  of  most  men  at  the  rallies 
to  a  few  bare  breasts.  But  it  sends  a  clear  message: 
women  won't  give  up  until  they  have  full  control  over 
their  bodies  and  are  able  to  exercise  choice  in  all 
aspects  of  their  lives.  KJ  &  KS   


52AF> 


ftite  is 


OPINION 


Abusive  education 

The  author  has  requested  anonymity.  She  graduated  from  the  School  of  Architecture  in  1991  and 
lives  and  works  in  the  Ottawa  area.  She  discusses  her  experiences  at  the  School  of  Architecture, 
which  is  currently  being  investigated  by  the  university  for  sexism  and  racism. 


You  can't  understand  the  abuses  at  the  School  of 
Architecture  without  understanding  the  educational 
structure  there.  If  s  self-perpetuating  and  abusive. 

The  core  of  the  program  is  Design  Studio,  and  the 
culmination  of  studio  is  the  "crit"  or  critique. 

On  paper,  "scheduled  studio  time"  is  12  hours  a 
week.  In  reality  it's  at  least  1 2  hours  a  day.  At  deadline 
times,  that  workload  in-  i 
creases. 

People  move  into  the 
building  with  sleeping 
bags,  food  and  extra 
clothes.  Students  work 
non-stop  in  over- 
crowded, filthy  firetraps 
called  studios. 

Profs  drop  by  late  at 
night  to  check  who's 
working  in  studio  and 
who  isn't  and  to  critique 
students'  work.  Grades 
and  help  depend  on 
whether  or  not  they  like 
you. 

Profs  pick  on  moststu- 
dents  relentlessly.  This 
can  be  because  your  de- 
sign is  bad,  but  more 
frequently  it  can  be  at- 
tributed to  more  per- 
sonal reasons. 

At  desk  crits,  your  pro- 
fessor goes  over  your  de- 
sign-in-progress.  This 
can  be  a  relatively  be-  I 
nign  encounter,  but  just  ■ 

as  often  the  professor  is  *     ^  ^  —         "  ' 


1.5 


is  pseudo-artisticgibberish,  sometimes  the  profs  scream 
and  swear  at  you  and  each  other.  They  play  "good  cop/ 
bad  cop"  —  the  classic  abuser's  ruse.  You  don't  know 
who  to  trust  or  believe,  [fs  a  sick  spectacle.  It's  emo- 
tional sadism. 

It's  especially  hard  on  women,  because  we're  social- 
ized to  be  unassertive,  particularly  in  front  of  authority 
figures.  And  sexual  in- 
nuendo is  everywhere. 
One  prof  insisted 
Paterson  Hall  was  "hori- 
zontal, like  a  women," 
and  described  a  room  as 
"a  good  place  to  take  a 
woman  and  have  your 
way  with  her." 

I  veseenastudenttold 
her  breasts  were  "too 
big."  In  one  studio,  the 
men  had  running  jokes 
about  breast  size  and 
menstrual  cycles.  In  my 
studio,  theykeptleaving 
plasticine  penises  on  my 
drafting  table.  When  I 
told  my  studio  professor, 
he  said  not  to  bother  him 
with  my  "personal  prob- 
lems." 

In  a  crit  you're  on  pub- 
1  ic  display  for  these  same 
2  people.  It's  impossible  to 
s  defend  your  proposals  af- 
5  ter  being  sexually  hu- 
|  miliated.  Studio  is  a  gro- 
I  tesque  pressure-cooker, 
"final  crit".   butcritsareobscene.  And 


absent,  swears  at  you  or  pointedly  ignores  you. 

I  saw  a  prof  say  at  a  desk  crit,  "Don't  show  me  this. 
This  is  fucking  shit."  The  student  shot  back,  "What's  so 
'fucking  shif  about  it?"  The  prof  turned  around  and 
walked  out.  That  student  was  unable  to  get  any  more 
desk  crits  with  her  prof,  the  other  studio  profs  shunned 
her,  and  she  failed  the  term .  She  was  then  told  it  was  her 
fault  for  "not  working  in  studio"  more. 

Worst  are  the  final  crits,  held  in  the  "Pit".  Anyone 
can  join  in.  You  display  your  work  and  everybody  has 
a  chance  to  tear  you  to  pieces.  Sometimes  the  criticism 


if  you  don't  go,  you  fail. 

Crits  are  rarely,  if  ever,  put  in  writing.  They  are  a 
barrage  of  verbal,  social,  emotional  and  sexual  abuse. 
I've  seen  crits  start  at  9  or  10  a.m.  and  go  on  until 
midnight.  Thafs  not  devotion  to  teaching,  thafs  a 
pathological  addiction  to  inflicting  pain. 

The  School  of  Architecture  offers  institutionalized 
abuse,  not  an  "educational  program."  The  nice  survi- 
vors go  into  therapy,  the  others  come  back  to  teach.  The 
cycle  of  abuse  there  will  remain  unbroken  unless  the 
university  does  something  to  stop  it.  J 


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by  Anne  Montgomery 

Anno  Monlgomery  is  an  envifonmentafist  working  at  OPIRG- 
Otlawa  with  an  Environmental  Youlh  Corps  granl. 

Of  course  we  don't  talk  about  it.  If  s 
gross.  Menstruation  is  the  m-word.  You 
can't  discuss  it  at  the  dinner  table. .  .well, 
you're  not  supposed  to,  anyway. 

But  women  menstruate.  This  should  be 
viewed  as  a  normal  biological  process. 
Unfortunately,  menstruation  is  seen  as  a 
curse,  a  pain  in  the  ass,  uncomfortable 
and  disruptive. 

Although  it  is  healthy  to  menstruate,  it 
can  also  be  dangerous,  depending  on  how 
we  "manage"  our  period.  Both  the  envi- 
ronment and  our  health  are  at  risk.  These 
risks  have  been  covered  up  or  inadequately 
researched  for  decades. 

The  environment  and  our  health  are 
subject  to  the  chemical  nightmare  of  the 
bleaching  process  used  in  making  bright, 
white  menstrual  products  —  pads  and 
tampons.  Our  bodies  are  also  subjected  to 
the  health  hazards  of  tampons  by  Toxic 
Shock  Syndrome. 

Most  women  know  next  to  nothing 
aboutTSS.  Tampon  manufacturers  do  their 
best  to  maintain  the  illusion  that  TSS  is  a 
thing  of  the  past,  limited  to  a  few  isolated 
cases,  when  in  fact  TSS  strikes  more  women 
than  AIDS  does.  Faced  with  this  white- 
wash by  tampon  manufacturers,  it's  up  to 
women  to  educate  themselves. 

TSS  strikes  healthy  women.  On  our  skin 
we  have  friendly  bacteria  called 
Staphylococcus  aureus  or  S.  aureus.  They 
fight  unfriendly  bacteria. 

In  our  vaginas,  we  also  have  friendly 
bacteria  which  preventvaginal  infections. 
A  healthy  woman  has  a  balance  of  differ- 
ent friendly  bacteria,  or  "flora."  5.  aureus 


adheres  to  tam- 
pons, providing 
the  right  environ- 
ment for  this  bac- 
teria to  reproduce, 
releasing  toxins  in 
the  vagina  which 
then  attack  other 
parts  of  the  body. 

Other  risk  fac- 
tors are  tampon 
absorbency  —  the 
higher  the  absorb- 
ency, the  greater 
the  risk  of  devel- 
oping TSS  —  and 
how  long  the  tam- 
pon is  in  your  va- 
gina. Scientists  are 
still  not  sure  of  all 
the  causes  of  TSS. 

Earlysymptoms 
of  TSS  are  flu-like: 
nausea,  vomiting, 
fever  and  diar- 
rhoea. If  this  hap- 
pens, immediately 
stop  using  tam- 
pons. Further  symptoms  are  a  fever  over 
38.9  C  (102  F),  a  painless  sunbum-like 
rash,  peeling  of  skin  (especially  hands 
and  feet),  and  at  least  three  system  fail- 
ures, such  as  kidney,  respiratory  and  cen- 
tral nervous  system.  TSS  is  often 
misdiagnosed,  leaving  us  with  artificially 
low  statistics. 

To  reduce  the  risk  of  TSS,  alternate 
tampons  with  pads,  never  leave  a  tam- 
pon in  for  more  than  four  hours,  only  use 
the  absorbency  you  need,  and  wash  your 
hands  with  soap  before  putting  in  a  tam- 


pon. 

The  environmental  dangers  resulting 
from  the  production  of  menstrual  prod- 
ucts have  also  been  the  subject  of  an 
intensive  whitewash  campaign. 

Industry  would  like  us  to  think  the 
menstrual  products  we  use  are  sterile.  So 
they  bleach  the  fibres  used  for  tampons 
and  the  paper  usedfor  pads.  This  bleach- 
ing process  forms  unwanted  byproducts 
called  organochlorines.  One 
organochlorine  is  dioxin. 

Dioxin  is  cancer-causing.  It  also  causes 


immunodepression,  birth  defects,  repro- 
ductive failure  and  a  host  of  other  less- 
researched  nightmares.  One  study  in  Swe- 
den has  linked  dioxin  residue  in  tampons 
to  uterine  cancer. 

Once  menstrual  products  have  been 
bleached,  they  are  washed  to  remove  the 
organochlorines.  They  are  flushed  into 
nearby  rivers,  lakes  and  streams.  Because 
organochlorines  hate  water  and  love  fat, 
they  gravitate  towards  living  organisms, 
which  contain  fat. 

As  organochlorines  move  up  the  food 
chain,  they  become  more  concentrated 
and,  since  they  are  new  to  nature,  they  do 
not  have  a  natural  enemy  which  breaks 
them  down.  More  research  is  needed  to 
fully  understand  the  extent  of  the  dam- 
age organochlorines  cause. 

For  this  reason  alone,  women  must 
demand  the  removal  of  chlorine  bleach 
from  all  menstrual  products.  There  is  ab- 
solutely no  need  for  it.  Women  should 
also  explore  alternatives  to  existing  men- 
strual products,  such  as  unbleached  reus- 
able cloth  pads,  and  unbleached  tam- 
pons. 

We  don't  talk  about  menstruation.  We 
must  break  this  taboo  and  start  making  it 
an  issue.  This  normal  biological  function 
shouldn't  be  dangerous  to  our  health  and 
the  environment. 

We  must  voice  our  concerns  plain  and 
simply.  Call  or  write  your  MP.  Call  the 
phone  number  on  the  package  of  the 
product  you  use  and  tell  them  they've  lost 
your  business  until  they  remove  the 
bleaching  step  from  all  levels  of  produc- 
tion. And  finally,  use  the  m-word  more 
often . .  .even  at  the  dinner  table.  It's  time 
to  stop  the  whitewash.  □ 


IN  MEMORIAM 


jewett  left  mark  at  Carleton  U 

On  July  5,  1992,  Carleton  University  lost  a  dear  friend.  Pauline  Jewett,  the  University's  sixth  Chancellor,  died  following  a  lengthy  battle  with  cancer. 
She  was  69.  Below,  Heather  Fraser  and  Carl  Gillis  share  their  thoughts  about  Jewett  and  her  impact  on  Carleton  University. 


by  Heather  Fraser  and  Carl  Gillis 

Heather  Fraser  a  a  Cailelon  alumnus  and  past  president  o! 
CUSA.  Carl  Gillis  is  a  Cailelon  student,  a  member  ol  the  Board 
ol  Governors  and  a  former  vice  president  ol  the  students' 


association. 


When  Pauline  Jewett  came  to  Carleton 
in  1990,  there  was  great  anticipation  and 
much  posturing  about  the  kind  of  chan- 
cellor she  would  be,  and  the  impact  she 
would  have  on  the  university. 

Soon  after  her  appointment,  she  made 
it  clear  she  would  not  assume  a  merely 
ceremonial  role.  She  became  immersed  in 
every  aspect  of  campus  life.  She  brought  to 
the  university  the  benefit  of  her  vast  expe- 
rience as  a  past  president  of  a  major  uni- 
versity and  as  a  former  Member  of  Parlia- 
ment. 

Wherever  Pauline  Jewett  went  in  her 
life,  whether  it  was  in  the  realm  of  politics 
or  academia,  she  was  noticed  for  her  vi- 
brant, charming  personality,  her  sense  of 
humor,  and  her  stubborn  will. 

Pauline  was  inherently  political,  and 
she  used  her  political  skills  to  help  ma- 
noeuvre Carleton  through  some  troubled 
times. 

Public  perception  of  the  university, 
underfunding,  and  pressure  to  compro- 
mise our  integrity  in  the  face  of  greater 
dependence  on  non-government  dollars 


Pauline  Jewett  (1922-1992)  officiating  at  convocation. 


had  taken  hold  of  the  university.  These 
pressures  began  to  erode  our  collective 
sense  of  pride  and  challenge  our  willing- 


to  help  us  focus  our  efforts  and  rediscover 
our  strengths  and  purpose. 

She  staunchly  defended  the  universi- 
ty's liberal  admissions  philosophy  at  a 
time  when  many  doubted  its  merits.  She 
championed  the  belief  that  each  person, 
each  student,  was  unique  and,  given  the 
opportunity,  could  succeed  and  reach  their 
individual  potential. 

It  was  this  sense  of  equality  and  inclu- 
sion which  spurred  her  to  establish,  shortly 
before  herdeath,  the  Opportunity  Awards. 
This  program  will  reach  into  high  schools 
and  give  disadvantaged  and  financially 
needy  young  people  the  opportunity  to 
attend  university  and  become  full  partici- 
pants in  shaping  their  world. 

Pauline  was  a  woman  of  many  "firsts." 
Doing  things  no  one  else  had  ever  done 
was  her  signature .  She  was  the  first  woman 
to  chair  the  Political  Science  department, 
she  was  the  first  woman  president  of  a 
major  Canadian  university  and  was 
Carleton's  first  woman  Chancellor. 
uj      Although  we  cannot  replace  the  spir- 
li  ited  compassion  and  dedication  which 
was  uniquely  Jewett,  we  must  strive  to 
ness  to  work  together  continue  her  work  and  build  a  university 

Pauline  was  somehow  able  to  see  community  which  embodies  the  prinri- 
through  the  institutional  fog  as  she  tried    pl«  *<>  which  she  dedicated  her  life.  □ 


10  "The  Charlatan  .  July  30,  1992 


SPORTS 


Former  Raven  having  a  ball  in  Toronto 


by  David  Sail 

Charlalan  Slaff 

Andrew  Murray  sits  in  the  plush 
lounge  of  the  Chateau  Laurier  hotel  and 
flashes  a  satisfied  smile. 

"It  was  just  incredible,"  says  the  To- 
ronto Argonauts'  backup  slotback,  refer- 
ring to  the  Argos'  36-21  victory  over  the 
Calgary  Stampeders  in  last  November's 
Grey  Cup  game.  "We  had  just  a  great 
team  and  it  seemed  like  everything  we 
did  was  so  easy  for  us.  It  was  just  one  of 
those  dream  seasons  that  you  have." 

The  Dream  Season,  1991,  was 
Murray's  second  year  with  the  Argos 
after  two  years  with  the  B.C.  Lions,  where 
he  began  his  CFL  career  in  1988. 

The  six-foot-three,  200-poundNepean 
native  took  a  bit  of  a  convoluted  route  to 
the  pros.  He  played  high  school  ball  at 
J.S.  Woodsworth,  and  got  bites  from  sev- 
eral universities,  including  Carleton, 
before  deciding  to  attend  the,  University 
of  British  Columbia. 

He  played  two  years  at  UBC,  but  his 
grades  weren't  good  enough  to  get  him 
back  into  third-year.  He  had  a  choice  to 
make. 

"Everybody  said  the  undergraduate 
law  degree  in  Carleton  was  a  good  thing 
to  go  (into),"  says  Murray.  "I  had  to  take 
a  year  off,  so  I  took  some  courses  in  that 
field  and  I  really  liked  it." 

So,  before  school  in  1986,  it  wasn't 
hard  for  him  to  decide  to  attend  Carleton 
full-time  and  play  for  the  Ravens. 

"I'd  always  had  good  meetings  with 
(former  Raven  head  coach)  Ace  Powell, 
so  it  wasn't  as  if  we  didn't  know  each 
other, "  says  Murray,  who  turned  28  years 
old  this  month.  "It  was  pretty  comfort- 
able coming  back  to  Ottawa  and  playing 
for  Carleton." 

Powell  sounds  like  he  was  pretty  com- 
fortable with  Murray,  too. 

"We  were  very  glad  to  have  him," 
Powell  says,  adding  Murray  was  "one  of 
the  best  kids  I've  ever  coached  and  I've 
coached  quite  a  few.  He  worked  very 
hard.  He's  got  just  a  tremendous  atti- 
tude, and  that  rubs  off  on  people." 

Those  were  the  halcyon  days  for  the 
Ravens.  Murray  started  at  wide  receiver 
on  a  team  with  a  motherlode  of  offensive 
talent,  including  quarterbacks  Steve 
Fretwell  and  Cam  Collins,  receivers  Joe 
Barnube  and  Leo  Benvenuti,  and  all-star 
running  back  Mark  Brown,  the  league's 
MVP. 

"He  was  a  great  addition,"  says 
Benvenuti,  who  played  slotback  with 
Murray  and  is  now  an  Ottawa  police- 
man. "He  gave  you  a  little  bit  of  every- 
thing. He  had  the  toughness  as  well  as 
ability.  He  was  one  of  the  guys  the  other 
guys  looked  up  to." 

But  all  that  firepower  means  some- 
body has  to  get  left  out.  Much  of  the  time 
in  his  first  year  it  was  Murray,  who  was 
usually  overshadowed  by  Barnube  and 
Benvenuti  in  the  Ravens'  predominantly 
run-oriented  attack. 

Looking  back,  Murray  doesn't  be- 
grudge being  on  the  fringe. 

"Obviously,  if  you're  a  quarterback 
on  the  team  and  you've  played  with 
somebody  else  for  three  years,  you're 
going  to  know  exactly  what  they're  do- 
ing and  be  more  confident  throwing  the 
ball  to  them  at  that  stage,"  he  says 
firmly.  "We  all  understood  what  it  took 
to  win  and  that's  why  that  team  was  very 
good." 

Very  good  is  modest  by  recent  Raven 
standards.  In  Murray's  first  year  at  Car- 
leton, 1986,  the  Ravens  went  6-1  in  the 
regular  season  and  were  ranked  fourth 
in  the  country.  They  were  beaten  by  the 


fifth-ranked 
Bishop's 
Gaitors  in  the 
conference 
championship, 
but  if  Murray 
was  ever 
haunted  by 
thoughts  of 
what  might 
have  been,  he's 
put  them  out  of 
his  mind. 

"Geez,  thaf  s 
so  long  ago,  I 
can  hardly  re- 
member," he 
says,  struggling 
through  six 
years  of 
thoughts.  "Host 
a  Grey  Cup  in 
Ottawa  in  '88 
when  I  played 
for  B.C..  I'd  say 
that  was  more 
disappoint- 
ing." 

But  he  says  Argo  slotback  Andrew  Murray  (left)  and  teammate  Jim  Kardash 
it's    not    the  during  Toronto's  loss  to  Ottawa  July  9. 

games  or  his 


he/p/efTBrasweH  (middle)  off  the  field 


own  performances  that  he  looks  back  on 
now. 

"It's  funny,"  he  muses.  "The  biggest 
things  I  remember  now  are  all  the  friends 
I  made  on  the  team  and  everything  like 
that.  When  you  go  on  to  the  next  level, 
your  football  memories  seem  to  dim  from 
earlier  years,  but  the  people  you  know 
from  the  game  are  just  great." 

In  1987,  the  Ravens  put  the  ball  in  the 
air  more  often,  and  Murray  reaped  the 
benefits  in  that  year's  CFL  college  draft. 
The  Lions  pickedhim  in  the  fourth  round, 
and  he  responded  with  a  solid  rookie 
campaign,  catching  36  passes  for  476 
yards. 

"It's  a  natural  progression,"  says 
Murray  of  the  shift  from  college  to  pro- 
fessional football.  "There's  a  learning 
process.  The  offenses  in  the  pros  are  a  lot 
more  complicated.  But  then  again,  the 
complicated  offense  makes  playing  the 
game  a  lot  easier.  You  never  have  to  wait 
for  a  pass.  The  ball's  are  always  there. 
The  level  of  talent  is  that  much  better  so 
the  game's  a  lot  crisper." 

Murray  speaks  with  the  confidence  of 
someone  who's  proven  himself  where 
the  talent  is  better.  From  the  start,  it 
seemed  Murray  was  destined  to  become 
a  favorite  clutch  receiver  for  quarterback 
Matt  Dunigan.  The  two  were  a  produc- 
tive tandem  in  B.C.,  and  when  Dunigan 
was  traded  to  the  Argos  in  1 990,  Murray 
soon  followed,  signing  as  a  free  agent 


That  year,  Murray  caught  37  passes 
for  629  yards  and  three  touchdowns.  All 
are  his  careerbests,  and  most  were  gained 
at  the  hands  of  Dunigan. 

"We're  good  friends,"  says  Murray.  "I 
know  what  he's  thinking.  It  just  seemed 
that  when  it  did  come  down  to  crucial 
situations,  I  got  the  ball.  Whether  that 
was  planned  or  not,  I  really  don't  think 
so." 

Maybe  not,  but  Murray  always  seemed 
to  be  most  productive  when  Dunigan 
called  the  signals.  In  the  off-season,  the 
Argos  traded  the  two-time  CFL  all-star 
over  a  contract  dispute.  Murray,  who 
caught  a  mere  10  passes  during  the 
quarterback's  injury-plagued  season  last 
year,  has  yet  to  catch  a  single  one  this 
year. 

If  Murray  is  upset  over  Dunigan's 
departure,  he's  trying  not  to  show  it. 

"The  player  movement  in  the  CFL 
happens  all  the  time,"  he  says.  "It's  nei- 
ther here  nor  there,  you  know.  If  he  got 
a  better  deal  somewhere  else,  he's  gonna 
go  somewhere  else.  That's  just  the  way 
things  are." 

Meanwhile,  Murray  raves  about  the 
talents  of  teammates  like  Ismail  and 
Clemons. 

"It's  just  so  much  fun  to  watch  them, " 
he  says  enthusiastically. "  Rockef  s  speed 
is  incredible.  Pinball  has  the  most  in- 
credible moves  I've  ever  seen." 

And  of  course,  there's  still  the  post- 


Grey  Cup  euphoria. 

Murray  failed  to  win  the  big  one  in 
two  trips  to  the  playoffs  with  the  Ravens. 
The  Lions'  last-minute  22-21  loss  to  Win- 
nipeg in  the  Grey  Cup  followed  in  1988. 
Now,  he's  not  going  to  let  go  of  the 
feeling  of  that  victory  at  a  cold  and 
windy  Winnipeg  Stadium  last  Novem- 
ber. 

"Who's  gonna  complain  about  going 
to  the  Grey  Cup  in  your  hometown  the 
first  year?"  he  asks  rhetorically.  Then, 
with  pleasure  in  his  voice,  he  adds:  "  Last 
year  was  nice,  though." 

Off  the  field,  Murray  has  other  rea- 
sons to  celebrate.  He  married  his  girl- 
friend of  the  past  three  years,  Julie 
Armstrong,  in  May. 

"We're  really  happy,"  he  says.  "Ifs 
real  nice." 

He'salso  part-owner  of  the  Schadillac 
Saloon  on  Murray  Street,  along  with 
former  Raven  Andre  Schad.  He  says  he 
wants  to  get  into  the  sports  advertising 
and  promotion  business  in  Toronto  this 
off-season. 

"I  think  I'd  be  a  good  manager  just 
because  I  know  how  to  deal  with  people," 
explains  Murray,  who  is  still  a  couple  of 
credits  short  of  his  law  degree. 

But  for  now,  Murray  is  taking  his 
career  one  day  at  a  time. 

"It's  game  to  game,  not  even  year  to 
year.  Whatever  happens,  happens. 
There's  nothing  I  can  do  about  it."  □ 


Raven  Rumblings 


by  David  Sali 

Charlalan  Staff 

CFL  FOOTBALL 

Former  Raven  defensive  back 
Michael  Allen  is  back  playing  in 
familiar  territory. 

The  5-11,  165-pound  safety  was 
traded  from  the  Winnipeg  Blue  Bomb- 
ers to  the  Ottawa  Rough  Riders  last 
month.  He's  currently  backing  upstart- 
ing safety  Sean  Foudy  and  playing 
special  teams. 

Allen  played  for  the  Ravens  in 
1986  and  1987.  During  that  time,  the 
Ravens  went  9-5  in  the  regular  season 


'and  made  the 
playoffs  both  years, 
advancing  to  the 
conference  final  in 
1986. 

Allen  joined  the  Bombers  in  1988, 
where  he  played  four  seasons  and  started 
at  safety  last  year. 

He  must  feel  right  at  home  with  the 
Riders.  Three  of  Allen's  teammates  from 
last  season  in  Winnipeg,  quarterback 
Tom  Burgess,  comerback  Less  Browne 
and  defensive  back  Ken  Hailey,  are  now 
playing  for  Ottawa.. 


BASKETBALL 

Carleton  basketball  coach  Paul 
Armstrong  has  another  potential 
player  to  look  at. 

Armstrong's  wife,  Ann  Anderson, 
gave  birth  to  their  first  child,  a  baby 
boy,  on  [une  25.  Thomas  Anderson 
Armstrong  weighed  in  at  a  solid  seven 
pounds  eight-and-a-half  ounces. 

"1  think  he's  gonna  be  a  three 
(point)  man,"  Armstrong  quipped. 
"His  first  ball  was  a  basketball.  He's 
definitely  gonna  be  a  shooter  like  the 
old  man."  Q 


luly  30,  1992  •  The  Charlatan  •  11 


RANT  'N'  RAVEN 


Flyers  giving  Lindros  money  for  nothing 


by  David  Sail 

Cha/lalan  Staff 

Well,  you've  got  to  admit,  the  Na- 
tional Hockey  League  finally  made  some 
progress  on  the  Eric  Lindros  front. 

Jn  the  space  of  a  month,  the  affair 
went  from  being  stupid  to  being  down- 
right ridiculous. 

On  ]une  30,  the  powers  that  be  in  the 
NHL,  whoever  they  were  that  week,  fi- 
nally decided  that  Lindros,  the  19-year- 
old  star  forward  who  was  drafted  first 
overall  by  the  Quebec  Nordiques  more 
than  a  year  ago,  was  the  property  of  the 
Philadelphia  Flyers. 

Most  players  taken  in  the  1 990  draft, 
of  course,  felt  lucky  enough  just  to  be 
drafted. 

But  not  Lindros.  As  everyone  knows, 
he  refused  to  sign  with  the  Nordiques, 
apparently  because  he  didn't  like  the 
organization. 

No  dummy  when  it  comes  to  business, 
Lindros  knew  his  value  and  figured  he 
could  hold  out  for  a  fat  contract  with  a 
franchise  in  some  large,  English-speak- 
ing, and  preferably  American  city. 

Ah,  hockey  just  for  the  love  of  it. 
Kinda  like  the  good  old  days. 

Finally,  on  June  20,  at  the  1991  NHL 
draft  in  Montreal,  the  Nordiques  gave  in 
to  the  inevitable  and  traded  him  to  the, 
um,  well,  not  to  one,  but  two  teams. 

The  Nordiques,  in  their  haste  to  fi- 
nally get  the  Lindros  elephant  off  their 
backs,  made  an  oral  agreement  to  trade 
the  young  entrepreneur  to  the  Philadel- 
phia Flyers.  Minutes  later,  they  struck 
another  deal,  this  time  with  the  New 
York  Rangers. 

Monty  Hall  must  love  these  guys. 

It  took  10  days,  but  NHL  arbitrator 
Larry  Bertuzzi  finally  awarded  Lindros 
to  the  Flyers,  the  team  he  should've  gone 


to  in  the  first  place. 

The  NHL,  never  the  leader  of  the  pack 
when  it  comes  to  putting  forth  a  good 
public  image,  took  a  real  beating  on  this 
one. 

The  Nordiques  looked  like  greedy  kids 
with  their  hands  caught  in  the  cookie 
jar.  The  NHL  brass,  which  didn't  know 
for  sure  what  to  do  at  first,  looked  totally 
inept,  which,  come  to  think  of  it,  isn't  all 
that  uncommon. 

The  whole  thing  turned  into  a  mess. 
Lindros  ended  up  upstaging  not  one,  but 
two,  draft  days. 

Stupid. 

In  trading  Lindros,  the  Nordiques  got 
five  players,  including  goalie  Ron  Hextall, 
a  former  playoff  MVP,  all-star 
defenceman  Steve  Duchesne,  Mike  Rica, 
two  other  players,  the  Flyers'  first  pick  in 
next  year's  entry  draft,  and  $15  million. 

Then  came  the  fat  contract. 

After  intense  negotiating,  the  Flyers 
and  Lindros  finally  agreed  on  a  deal 
worth  a  reported  $3.5  million  a  year  for 
five  years  plus  an  option  year,  making 
the  player  with  "superstar  potential"  the 
NHL's  highest-paid  player. 

Lindros  came  out  of  the  negotiations 
grinning  like  the  Cheshire  Cat  and  who 
could  blame  him?  He  hasn't  even  had  a 
pre-game  skate  in  the  NHL,  and  he's 
already  making  more  than  Wayne 
Gretzky  and  Mario  Lemieux,  arguably 
the  top  two  players  in  the  game. 

Ridiculous. 

The  NHL,  in  its  quest  to  become  re- 
spectable south  of  the  border,  is  paying 
major-league  salaries  to  "potential"  su- 
perstars. But,  at  the  same  time,  it  has 
minor-league  American  television  ex- 
posure and  revenue  in  its  pathetic  con- 
tract with  the  cable  network 
Sportschannel,  not  to  mention  a  Mickey 


Locals  out  in  force  for  Games 


by  Josh  Rubin 

Exca/ibu/.  York  University 

BARCELONA  (CUP)  —  "There  will  be 
a  few  small  gifts  when  you  check  in," 
said  the  guide  at  the  train  station. 

An  hour-and-a-half  later,  I  staggered 
into  The  hotel  room  loaded  down  by  a 
wristwatch  (Spanish  leather  band,  of 
course),  three  souvenir  towels,  four  gift 
books,  and  enough  T-shirts  and  pins  to 
choke  a  horse. 

A  person  could  get  used  to  living  like 
this.  The  apartment  itself  isn't  bad,  but 
it's  not  as  deluxe  as  it  would  appear. 

In  the  debilitating  Spanish  heat,  the 
room's  air-conditioning  unit  was  indeed 
a  welcome  sight,  though  its  only  real 
function  was  as  some  sort  of  elaborate 
wall  ornament.  Not  one  single  house- 
hold appliance  was  supplied  with  any 
power  at  all. 

The  Olympic  staff  is  friendly.  As  in 
many  international  sports  events,  the 
staff  here  is  almost  all  volunteer.  Accord- 
ing to  one  veteran  British  journalist, 
these  Olympics  are  markedly  different 
than  the  last  major  sporting  event  held 
here,  the  1982  soccer  World  Cup. 

At  these  games  the  volunteers  form  a 
fairly  wide  cross-section  of  Spanish  soci- 
ety. Students,  salespeople,  andeven  street 
cleaners  are  walking  around  with  the 
little  blue  badges  designating  them  as 
representatives  of  COOB  92 — the  Gomes' 
organizing  committee. 

The  more  accessible  nature  of  these 
Olympics  can  also  be  seen  in  the  make- 
up of  the  crowds  attending  the  different 
events.  In  a  stark  contrast  to  the  Seoul 
games  in  1988,  the  vast  majority  of 
people  at  the  opening  ceremony  were 


from  the  local  populace.  In  Korea,  where 
average  ticket  prices  were  more  than 
$200a  seat  for  the  opening,  people  could 
not  afford  to  attend.  Prices  aren't  exactly 
cheap  here,  though,  with  the  top  seats 
fetching  $600  apiece  (even  before  you 
talk  to  a  scalper). 

Another  feature  separating  these  Ol- 
ympics from  the  '82  World  Cup  is  the 
abundance  of  flags  representing 
Catalunya,  the  fiercely  independent 
Spanish  region  in  which  Barcelona  lies. 

"Ten  years  ago,  you  wouldn't  have 
seen  one  of  these  around,"  said  one 
Australian  reporter,  gesturing  to  one  of 
the  horizontally  striped  red  and  yellow 
standards.  The  Spanish  flag  has  the  same 
colors,  but  the  stripes  are  vertical. 

Another  sign  of  the  times  was  the 
rather  cool  reception  given  to  Spanish 
King  Juan  Carlos  and  International  Ol- 
ympic Committee  president  Juan  Antonio 
Samaranch  at  the  Games'  opening  cer- 
emonies. In  earlier  days,  no  one  would 
have  dared  not  to  cheer  wildly  when  this 
august  duo  came  to  the  podium.  This 
time,  one  Catalan  journalist  even  booed 
when  Samaranch's  face  showed  on  one 
of  the  stadium's  video  monitors.  It  was 
Samaranch,  after  all,  who  ruled  Catalan 
with  an  iron  fist  for  more  than  a  decade 
as  regional  govemorfor  the  fascistFranco 
government. 

A  much  warmer  welcome  was  given 
to  Barcelona's  popular  socialist  mayor, 
Pascual  Maragall. 

The  real  story  of  the  Games,  though, 
came  when  the  loudest  cheer  echoed 
through  thecavemousMonjuicStadium. 
The  recipient  of  all  this  goodwill?  Michael 
Jordan.  □ 


Mouse  image. 

Sure,  aplayer  of  Lindros' cali- 
bre might  be  able  to  fill  the  Spec- 
trum and  a  few  opposition  are- 
nas, if  he  plays  up  to  the  lofty 
standards  he'shelpedsetforhim- 
self.  But  that  extra  gate  revenue 
will  barely  put  a  dent  in  the 
salary  demands  owners  will  face 
from  players  who  really  deserve 
big  salaries  like,  say,  Gretzky, 
Lemieux,  and  Mark  Messier. 

After  all,  Lindros  is  still  a  big 
"if.  He  kept  busy  last  season  by 
playing  in  the  Canada  Cup  and 
the  Olympics,  and  even  pitched 
in  to  help  out  his  old  mates,  the 
junior  Oshawa  Generals. 

Sure,  at  times  he  looked  every 
bit  like  he  could  roughshod  over 
the  NHL.  But  the  bottom  line  is 
not  all  players  with  "superstar 
potential"  turn  into  superstars. 

Just  ask  Doug  Wickenheiser. 

To  put  it  bluntly,  the  NHL  still 
has  a  lot  of  work  to  do  before  it 
has  the  legitimacy  and  the 
money  to  pay  a  rookie,  any 
rookie,  the  way  it's  paying 
Lindros. 

If  I  were  Gretzky  or  Messier,  I'd 
probably  be  insulted. 

Lindros,  by  the  way,  said  he 
was  happy  to  get  out  of  Quebec 
because  "they  didn't  want  to 
win." 

Well,  the  Nordiques  now  have 
an  experienced  goaltender  and 
defenceman  to  shore  up  the  de- 
fence, another  solid  forward  to  go  along 
with  young  offensive  talents  like  Joe 
Sakic,  Owen  Nolan  and  Mats  Sundin, 
and  more  hope  for  the  future. 

The  Flyers?  They  have  Lindros,  a  few 

COALITION  cont'd,  from  page  6 

bers  in  taking  on  the  government," 
said  CFS  Chair  Kelly  Lamrock. 

The  coalition  will  be  taking  on  the 
government  to: 

•stop  changes  to  the  Canada  Student 
Loan  program  which  will  make  it  more 
difficult  for  students  to  get  loans, 

•lobby  against  cuts  to  the  amount  of 
money  universities  receive  from  the  fed- 
eral government, 

•ensure  constitutional  changes  will 
not  make  job  training  an  exclusively 
provincial  responsibility.  Presently,  un- 
employmentinsurance  money,  provided 
by  the  federal  government,  is  used  to  pay 
unemployed  workers  to  go  to  college  to 
train  for  new  jobs. 

The  coalition  also  plans  to  take  out 


other  talented  players  like  Rob 
Brind'Amourand  alot  of  question  marks. 

Over  the  next  few  years,  we'll  see 
who's  happiest  come  playoff  time.  □ 


jointads  in  TheGlobeand  Mail  to  raise  the 
profile  of  educational  issues,  something 
CFS  wouldn't  be  able  to  do  on  its  own, 
according  to  Lamrock. 

CFS  is  also  putting  $15,000  towards  a 
joint  ad  campaign  for  the  next  federal 
election. 

Lamrock  said  the  coalition's  goal  is  to 
make  education  a  prominent  public  is- 
sue. 

"We'll  be  answering  the  question  'Why 
should  I  care  if  I'm  not  a  student?'  That's 
the  question  we'll  be  answering  this  time 
out." 

And  the  answer  will  be  that  the  coun- 
try must  invest  in  education,  if  it  wants  to 
become  more  prosperous,  he  said.  □ 


Tired  of  just 
watching 
idly  by  the 
sidelines? 


Then  come  write  sports  for  The  Charlatan.  To  volun- 
teer, just  drop  by  Room  531  Unicentre  or  give  us  a 
call  at  788-6680. 


12  •  The  Charlatan  •  July  30,  1992 


ARTS  &  ENTERTAINMENT 


A  dancemakers  dreams  and  nightmares 


by  Hana  Ahmad 

Charlalan  Staff 

At  first,  it  seemed  a  typical  evening 
of  dance  at  the  N.A.C.. 
A  graceful  couple  waltzed  el- 
egantly to  Swan  Lake  in  proper 
tutu-ed  attire  —  a  perfect  example  of 
remote  and  classical  dance.  Suddenly, 
an  austere  butterfly  entered  with  a  voice 
eerily  like  the  man  from  the  Hostess 
munchies  commercial.  A  stumbling 
plant  and  mumbling  key  followed  and 
in  the  ensuing  surreal  chaos  the  classic 
couple  froze  in  mute  horror. 

Welcome  to  the  crazy  dreams  con- 
cocted by  Dancemakers  and  the 
Desrosiers  Dance  Theatre.  These  two 
avant-garde  companies  performed  at  the 
opening  gala  of  the  Canada  Dance  Fes- 
tival on  July  26,  kicking  off  a  nine-day 
journey  into  the  innovations  of  Cana- 
dian dance. 

From  June  26  to  July  4,  modern,  im- 
provisational  and  new  dance  was  of- 
fered up  by  22  companies  and  choreog- 
raphers such  as  Montreal  Danse,  the 
Ottawa  Ballet  and  Toronto's  Susan 
McKenzie  with  the  Polka  Dots.  The  festi- 
val invaded  downtown  Ottawa  with 
dancers  performing  in  several  venues 
including  Arts  Court,  the  Courtyard,  the 
National  Gallery  and  Confederation 
Park. 

The  Desrosiers  and  Dancemakers  were 
an  appropriate  choice  to  start  off  the 
festival  since  both  companies  are  widely 
regarded  as  the  nucleus  of  Canada's 
most  innovative  modem  dance  activity. 

The  opening  gala  began  and  ended 
with  Desrosiers'  Black  and  White  series 
with  an  autumn  piece  by  the 
Dancemakers  in  between. 

Desrosiers  first  piece, "  Piano  Abstract" , 
was  a  fast  paced  frolic  set  to  bouncy 
piano  music.  Nine  dancers  dressed  in 
ebony  and  ivory  were  arranged  in  a 
haphazard  line  resembling  the  dancing 
keys  of  a  piano.  Add  the  incredible  prox- 
imity between  the  music  and  movements 
and  the  picture  was  complete. 

Choreographer  Robert  Desrosiers' fer- 
tile imagination  is  evidentin  such  crazed 
and  colorful  creations.  Desrosiers  incor- 
porates dance,  theatre,  mime,  tai-chi 
and  acrobatics  with  elaborate  costumes 
to  produce  a  daring,  illogical  spectacle. 

In  Desrosiers'  closing  piece  the  six 
different  scenes  flowed  in  a  jumpy,  illogi- 
cal sequence.  The  musicswayed  between 
the  furious  percussion-laden  jungle  beat 
of  the  first  segment  to  the  quirky  mutter- 
ing sounds  reminiscent  of  Charlie 
Brown's  no-name  teacher. 

Desrosiers  eccentric  nature  was  espe- 
cially evident  in  the  choice  of  costumes 
and  characters  which  included  a  giant 
plush  foot,  a  stereotypical  circus  strong 
man  and  swaying  Empire  State  build- 
ings. 

In  contrast,  the  Dancemakers  piece 
had  more  of  a  sullen  intensity  to  it  than 
the  playful  chaos  of  the  Desrosiers. 
"Quand  les  grandmeres  s'envolent"  de- 
picted images  of  struggle,  isolation  and 
loneliness  illustrating  the  devastation  of 
human  aging.  But  it  had  an  intensity 
that  made  your  brain  melt. 

Choreographer  Serge  Bennathan 
noted  in  a  pamphlet  that  the  piece  ex- 
plored "ideas  of  time  and  memory;  the 
sense  of  trying  to  span  unbridgeable 
differences  in  age  and  to  catch  the  pass- 
ing of  time." 

This  sentiment  came  across  in  the 
periodicshudderingandshrinkingmove- 
ments  of  the  performers  resembling  time- 
lapsed  photography,  capturing  the  ag- 
ing process.  Other  movements  included 
the  supporting  of  one  dancer  on  the 


shoulders  of  another,  demonstrating  the 
diminished  independence  that  old  age 
eventually  forces  on  us. 

One  nightmarish  scene  involved  the 
procession  of  a  slow,  slithering  crowd 
towards  an  unsuspecting  young  woman. 
Upon  confrontation  the  woman  is  pre- 
sented with  a  birthday  cake  blazing  with 
candles.  The  ensuing  horrified  shrieks 
and  maniacal  laughter  was  chilling  as 
she  realizes  that  age  has  crept  upon  her 
and  is  inescapable. 

The  Dancemakers  made  arresting  use 
of  background  "music."  One  scene  of 
three  women  jogging  ceaselessly  in  a 
circle  was  set  to  the  rhythm  of  their 
electronically  amplified  breathing.  But, 
for  most  of  the  pieces,  syncopated  music 
straight  out  of  a  B-grade  horror  movie 
was  used.  It  added  to  the  sinister  Gothic 
mood  already  set  by  the  imaginative  use 
of  a  dusky  twilight  lighting  and  the 
sombre  muted  shades  of  costumes. 

The  Desrosiers  and  Dancemakers 
pieces  contrasted  sharply  in  many  ways. 
Desrosiers  was  sharp  and  stunning  where 
Dancemakers  was  subtle  andsuggestive. 
Desrosiers  visions  were  so  bizarre  and 
theatrical  that  the  dance  was  more  of  a 
ceaseless  spectacle  with  no  comedic  in- 
terlude. The  Dancemakers  were  able  to 
weave  many  emotions  to  their  piece 


Robert  Desrosiers  in  flight. 


including  horror  and  comedy  while  still 
maintaining  an  unparalleled  intensity. 
The  strength  of  the  Dancemakers  was 
the  relatable  fears  of  aging  and  death 
presented  in  their  piece. 

But,  both  performances  demonstrated 
the  degree  of  imagination  and  versatil- 


ity of  modern  dance  and  the  potential 
that  it  can  take.  The  opening  gala  served 
up  the  illogical  dreams  and  nightmares 
of  two  of  Canada's  avant-garde  dance 
companies. 

Definitely  not  your  typical  evening  of 
dance.  □ 


Bringing  Africa  back  to  Africans 


by  Nichole  McGill 

Charlatan  Staff 

The  political  power  of  culture  is 
something  African  film-maker 
Ousmane  Sembene  understands 
well.  Known  as  the  Pioneer  of 
African  Film,  the  Senegalese  native  has 
spent  the  last  30  years  writing  and  direct- 
ing films  that  reveal  the  African  struggle 
for  culture  and  political  power. 

From  July  10  to  15  the  National  Gal- 
lery presented  Films  by  Ousmane  Sembene, 
featuring  10  of  his  11  films.  On  July  15, 
Sembene  introduced  his  film  Camp  de 
Thiaroye  with  an  insightful  talk  on  the 
importance  of  maintaining  culture,  al- 
ways a  relevant  issue  for  our  culturally 
neurotic  nation. 

"Without  culture,  humans  have  no 
reasoning  power,"  said  the  69-year-old 
film-maker,  with  the  help  of  a  transla- 
tor. "They  do  not  have  a  basis  to  relate  to 
each  other." 

Sembene's  films  have  a  socio-politi- 
cal mission.  In  an  interview  in  the  film 
magazine  Cineaste,  Sembene  illustrated 
the  importance  of  African  film-makers 
to  share  the  same  political  aims. 

"I  don't  think  it's  possible  to  change 
the  given  situation  with  a  single  film. 
But  I  believe  that  if  we  African  film- 
makers produce  a  series  of  films  oriented 
in  the  same  way,  we'll  succeed  in  modi- 
fying a  little  bit  the  powers  that  be,  and 
in  developing  the  consciousness  of  the 
people." 

Sembene's  words  seem  to  echo  the 
similar  aim  of  recent  African -American 
film-makers  like  Spike  Lee  and  John  Sin- 
gleton in  offering  alternative  views  of 
African-Americans.  In  fact,  Camp  de 
Thiaroye  shares  the  similar  understated 
tone  of  the  reality  of  struggle  as  in  Single- 
ton's Boyz  in  the  Hood. 

"I  don't  want  to  lament  about  the 
past,"  Sembene  said.  "[Africans]  want 
the  power  of  culture.  There  is  no  group 
on  Earth  that  has  suffered  like  the  blacks. 
But,  the  future  belongs  to  us  and  we  want 
to  build  it  together". 

Camp  de  Thiaroye  is  a  film  that  docu- 
ments what  Sembene  calls  "a  sad  part  of 


African  history."  In  1944,  Senegalese 
men  who  fought  for  France  in  World 
War  II  were  isolated  in  military  camps  in 
Africa  and  were  inexplicably  murdered 
by  other  Africans.  The  film  won  the  Best 
Picture  prize  at  the  1988  Venice  Film 
Festival. 

"This  film  is  not  a  film  of  vengeance, " 
stressed  Sembene.  "I  filmed  it  so  that 
people  would  not  forget .  .  .  these  men 
who  were  put  in  an  anonymous  grave." 

In  Camp  de  Thiaroye,  Sembene  does 
more  than  give  names  to  these  doomed 
men.  Sembene  shows  us  the  daily  rou- 
tines of  the  repatriated  soldiers  in  a  real- 
isticstyle  of  film-making.  These  routines 
compassionately  reveal  men  who  are 
caught  between  native  and  imposed  for- 
eign loyalties,  where  everyday  tasks  are 
infused  with  political  meaning. 

The  Senegalese  in  Camp  Thiaroye  are 
bombarded  with  Western  culture  every 
day,  that  naturally  conflicts  with  their 
African  heritage. 

"The  French  brought  with  them 
American  culture  and  way  of  life,"  noted 
Sembene  in  his  talk. 

Camp  de  Thiaroye  shows  how  the  rul- 
ing power  institutionalizes  its  culture. 
The  imposed  Western  language,  French, 
is  spoken  in  public  places  amongst  the 
white  men.  Only  in  the  solace  of  their 
rooms  with  families  do  the  Senegalese 
speak  their  native  tongue,  Wolof. 

Sembene  himself  fough  tfor  the  French 
colonial  army  in  World  War  II.  Upon 
returning  to  Dakar,  he  joined  the 
French  Communist  Party  and  partici- 
pated in  a  railroad  strike  that  awak- 
ened his  social  consciousness  and 
turned  him  intoan  impassioned  anti- 
colonialist. 

Sembene's  political  writings 
eamedhim  respectamong  the  left- 
ist community  in  France.  Sembene 
turned  to  film  only  when  he  dis- 
covered his  books  were  given  lim 
ited  distribution  in  West  Africa. 
He  hoped  film  would  reach  out 
to  a  largely  illiterate  African  au- 
dience. 

"People  don't  know  about 


Africa.  Even  Africans  do  not  know  enough 
about  their  culture." 

As  such,  Sembene's  films  instruct 
about  the  varying  ethnic  groups  within 
Africa.  Sembene  acknowledges  that  the 
Senegalese  characters  in  his  films  come 
from  many  regions  in  Africa,  but  are 
lumped  in  one  convenient  category  by 
the  French  army.  Most  of  his  films  are 
filmed  partly  in  Wolof,  the  native  tongue 
of  most  Senegalese. 

In  a  pamphlet  on  Sembene,  it  was 
noted  Sembene's  films  are  recognized 
worldwide  as  accurate  reflectors  and  ve- 
hicles for  African  cultures  because  they 
address  the  intricacies  of  Africa's  evolv- 
ing societies. 

Halfway  through  Camp  de  Thiaroye, 
one  comes  to  the  astounding  realization 
that  Africans  have  little  control  of  Af- 
rica. Sembene  implies  that  this  is  in  part 
due  to  the  loss  of  control  by  Africans  over 
their  own  culture.  It  is  something, 
Sembene  argues,  that  Africans  must  re- 
gain in  order  to  have  control  over  Afri- 
can politics.  As  one  disillusioned  African 
character  in  Camp  de  Thiaroye  tells  his 
French  jailer,  "We're  back  from  Europe 
where  we  fought  your  enemies.  Now  we 
fight  for  Africa.." 


[uly  30,  1992  •  The  Charlatan  •  13 


And  All  Jazz  Heaven  broke  loose  . . . 


Earthworks,  (I  to  r):  Ballamy,  Bates,  Bruford  and  Harries. 


by  Anil  Prasad 

Charlalan  Staff 

Walking  the  tightrope  between 
jazz  and  rock  is  an  acquired 
skill.  While  hundreds  of  bands 
have  attempted  this  delicate 
feat,  few  have  succeeded.  The  end  result 
for  most  is  a  grotesque  musical  stew 
known  as  "fusion,"  a  genre  whose  bland- 
ness  prevents  any  of  its  original  ingredi- 
ents from  being  savored. 

When  drummer  Bill  Bruford  formed 
his  all-instrumental  group  Earthworks 
in  1 986,  his  intention  was  to  forge  ahead 
with  a  sound  that  stressed  intricate  com- 
positions and  arrangements,  with  an 
emphasis  on  group  interplay  to  steer 
clear  of  fusion's  shortcomings. 

jhe  44-year-old  British  native  first 
gained  notoriety  as  a  founding  member 
of  the  supergroup  Yes  in  the  late  '60s.  In 
the  '70s,  he  went  on  to  become  the  per- 
cussive mastermind  behind  other  pro- 
gressive rock  goliaths  including  King 
Crimson,  U.K.,  Genesis  and  his  own  aptly 
named  group,  Bruford.  All  these  bands 
are  known  for  successfully  blending  rock 
with  jazz  and  classical  themes. 

In  the  '80s,  Bruford  collaborated  with 
avant-garde  jazz  musicians  like  bassist 
Jamaaladeen  Tacuma  and  guitarists 
Kazumi  Watanabe,  Al  DiMeola  and 
David  Tom.  In  addition,  Bruford  partici- 
pated in  a  King  Crimson  reunion  and  in 
1991  found  himself,  once  again,  behind 
the  drum  kit  for  Yes. 

For  Earthworks,  his  latest  venture, 
Bruford  soughtout  Britain's  finestyoung 
jazz  players  and  composers.  He  found 
them  in  saxophonist  Iain  Ballamy,  bass- 
ist Mick  Hutton,  replaced  by  Tim  Harries 
in  1988,  and  in  keyboard  and  trumpet 
player  Django  Bates,  recently  honored 
as  England's  best  jazz  composerin  1 991 . 

While  Earthworks  is  first  and  foremost 
a  jazz  band,  it  effortlessly  weaves  in  rock, 
ethnic  and  folk  traditions  to  create  a 
distinctive  sound  unparalleled  in  mod- 
ern jazz. 

Bruford  uses  a  revolutionary  electronic 
drum  kitwhich  allows  him  to  venture  far 
beyond  traditional  percussive  bounda- 
ries. Earthworks  hasreleased  three  unique 
and  critically  acclaimed  albums:  1986s 
Earthworks,  1989s  Dig?  and  their  latest, 
1991s  All  Heaven  Broke  Loose. 

A  man  of  strong  musical  conviction, 
a  conversation  with  Bruford  is  as  fasci- 
nating and  eloquent  as  his  music.  The 
Charlatan  caught  Bruford  in  an  excep- 
tionally candid  mood  prior  to  a  gig  at 
The  Penguin  in  early  July. 

Charlatan:  What  were  your  objec- 
tives when  you  first  formed  Earthworks? 

Bruford:  I  suppose  when  I  first 
thought  about  it,  you  know,  electronic 
drums  and  stuff,  I  imagined  maybe  the 
band  would  be  more  harder  and  more 
processed,  perhaps  more  aggressive.  In 
fact  we've  opted  for  a  lighter,  more  airy 
sound  .  .  .  which  I  quite  like.  That's  the 
way  the  band  developed  organically  you 
know,  and  it's  better  to  go  with  the  flow 
than  to  superimpose  on  something  an 
artificial  kind  of  plan  which  would  force 
people  into  things.  So,  we've  opted  for 
warm  horns  with  drum  patches  burbling 
underneath  and  the  bass  underpinning 
that. 

Charlatan:  How  does  the  typical 
Earthworks  track  come  about?  My  as- 
sumption would  be  they're  the  result  of 
jams. 

Bruford:  Not  really.  Usually  we  only 
rehearse  something  when  something's 
pretty  much  written.  Typically,  a  lot  of 
tunes  have  started  off  on  my  drum  set 
which  is  a  complicated  thing  which  plays 
half  chords,  half  drums,  allows  me  to 
access  piano  parts,  that  kind  of  thing.  So, 


a  lot  of  the  pieces  originate  from  this 
unusual  drum  kit  which  is  the  heart  of 
Earthworks  really. 

Charlatan:  Electronic  percussionhas 
been  desperately  misunderstood.  Put  it 
straight  for  everyone.  What  is  it  you  do 
on  your  electronic  drum  kit,  and  how  is 
it  different  from  working  with  a  drum 
machine? 

Bruford:  A  drum  machine  is  a  ma- 
chine, you  press  a  button  and  the  Michael 
Jackson  or  Madonna  show  starts.  In  those 
shows  the  drummer  will  play  just  the 
cymbals,  and  the  relentless  beat  is  often 
coming  from  a  drum  machine.  What  I 
do  is  quite  different.  Yes,  I  have  an  elec- 
tronic drum  set,  and  I  have  a  computer 
on  stage,  but  the  computer  is  merely 
offering  me  a  ton  of  sound  at  any  one 
particular  time.  It  stores  all  this  sound 
and  I  can  recall  it  very  quickly.  At  an 
Earthworks  concert  you'll  hear,  at  least 
briefly,  upwards  of  forty  to  fifty  percus- 
sion instruments.  The  computer  allows 
me  to  access  a  million  instruments  which 
can  be  assigned  to  drum  pads.  These 
pads  can  also  have  access  to  a  keyboard 
and  trigger  all  kinds  of  chords,  and  me- 
lodic figures  as  well.  So,  ifs  just  a  big 
percussion/keyboard  thing.  The  main 
point  is  that  I  play  it,  it's  flesh  and  blood. 


It's  a  live,  breathing  instrument  like  elec- 
tric guitar. 

Charlatan:  A  few  years  back  you  felt 
America's  jazz  scene  was  in  an  awful 
state  of  confusion.  How  do  you  perceive 
it  now? 

Bruford:  There's  a  lot  of  ambiva- 
lence around  and  still  a  lot  of  confusion. 
There's  some  tremendous  jazz  talent, 
legitimate  and  avant-garde.  On  the 
whole,  the  record  companies  have  de- 
cided that  people  don't  need  to  hear  it. 
Jazz  is  a  relationship  between  the  musi- 
cian and  the  audience.  It's  not  between 
the  musician  and  the  record  company  as 
it  is  in  rock,  where  the  record  company 
has  successfully  interplaced  itself  between 
the  player  and  the  audience.  And  it* s  the 
record  company  which  now  says  you 
cannot  do  this  and  you  cannot  do  that. 
And  I  know  of  what  I  speak,  because  I'm 
also  in  a  big  rock  group  called  Yes  which 
has  all  these  problems  and  more,  twice 
as  badly  as  I  could  ever  describe  to  you. 

Charlatan:  Where  does  Earthworks 
fit  into  the  contemporary  jazz  puzzle? 

Bruford:  We  are  I  suppose  what  a 
marketing  man  would  call  "acoustic  fu- 
sion." We  don't  have  a  guitar  player.  We 
are  British.  Now,  Americans  don't  know 
that  Britain  has  any  jazz  and  they're 


generally  unaware  that  Europe  has  any 
jazz.  Now,  if  you  go  around  to  European 
jazz  places  and  festivals,  you'll  be  well 
aware  that  there  is  in  Europe  still  very 
much  a  strong  cutting  edge  in  jazz  you're 
not  hearing  on  North  American  radio. 
So,  in  a  way  the  Europeans  are  a  lot  freer 
to  play  what  they  want  to  play  than  the 
Americans  are.  Americans  are  behaving 
like  European  jazz  is  a  threat,  which  is  a 
sure  sign  of  a  compliment.  Canada  is 
different.  It's  no  accident  that  we' ve  been 
playing  Canadian  jazz  festivals.  The 
Canadians  have  a  much  broader,  more 
European  style  attitude  to  this.  They  find 
the  jazz  from  California  very  insipid,  as 
do  the  British.  But  so  far,  America  has 
been  fairly  difficult  for  us. 

Charlatan:  Why  waste  any  of  your 
time  with  an  ancient,  clunking,  rock 
dinosaur  like  Yes,  when  you've  got  such 
an  explosive,  cutting  edge  band  like 
Earthworks  to  play  with? 

Bruford:  Usually  you  bother  for  fi- 
nancial reasons!  You  get  paid  tons  there, 
much  too  much,  and  it's  great.  To  sur- 
vive nowadays,  a  musician  is  going  to 
have  to  work  in  a  couple  of  places.  If 
you'renotworkingin  studiomusic,  you're 
working  in  movie  music  or  jingles  and 
then  jazz  is  what  you  do  with  that  money. 
There's  no  musical  future  in  Yes  from  my 
point  of  view.  Ifs  regressive  music.  Ifs 
historical  stuff.  There's  a  parallel  that 
you  could  use  with  an  actor  like  Sean 
Connery.  He'll  do  some  abysmal  Holly- 
wood movie  with  a  cast  of  thousands  and 
he's  not  on  the  whole  asked  his  opinion 
and  is  told  what  to  do  and  then  he'll  go 
back  to  the  Royal  Shakespeare  Com- 
pany and  get  paid  nothing  and  do  what 
he  wants.  Ifs  very  common  throughout 
the  arts. 

Charlatan:  What's  the  next  chapter 
of  the  Bill  Bruford  story? 

Bruford:  The  next  thing  thaf  s  hap- 
pening for  me  is  a  live  Earthworks  CD, 
which  we're  thrilled  with.  That  will  be 
out  Christmas-time  or  January  or  Febru- 
ary, and  then  further  work  with  theband 
in  Europe  over  Christmas  and  January 
and  we'll  be  back  in  North  America 
probably  next  spring.  Thaf  s  about  it  for 
me,  and  I'm  quite  happy  with  that.  □ 


14  •  The  Charlatan  •  July  30,  1992 


COOL  CONCERT  CRITIQUES 


by  Blayne  Haggart 

Ctiarlalan  Staff 


THE  DEAD  MILKMEN 

Zaphod  Beeblebrox 
Friday  July  3 


You  can  always  count  on  some  good 
ol'  unprofessionalism  and  impromptu 
comedy  whenever  the  Dead  Milkmen 
come  to  town.  Their  latest  Ottawa  foray 
was  no  exception. 

Missed  cues,  stories  for  the  audience 
and  old  fashioned  audience  interaction 
have  made  these  four  guys  from  Phila- 
delphia the  cult  heroes  they  are  today. 
To  putit  another  way,  as  Rodney  Anony- 
mous did  just  before  he  tried  to  play  his 
keyboard  and  sing  at  the  same  time:  "I 
screwed  this  song  up  last  night.  Let's  see 
if  I  can  go  two  for  two  tonight. "  (He  did.) 

The  Dead  Milkmen  have  never  been 
ones  to  let  a  lack  of  musical  prowess 
interfere  with  putting  on  a  good  show. 
People  cheered  when  Rodney  messed  up 
his  keyboard  bit.  Later  on,  the  whole 
band  missed  an  entire  verse  of  "VFW"  as 
Rodney  let  audience  members  smell  gui- 
tarist Joe  Jack  Talcum/  Butterfly 
Fairweather's  concoction  of  V-8  juice 
and  beer.  Oh  well,  that's  what  you  get 
when  you  invite  the  Dead  Milkmen  to 
town. 

Although  they  were  slow  off  the  mark. 
The  Milkmen  got  the  audience's  atten- 
tion by  making  fun  of  Dan  Quayle's 
spelling  skills  in  their  "Conspiracy  Song". 
George  Bush  was  another  target  for  the 
evening. 

Later  on,  Rodney,  who  now  calls  him- 
self H.P.  Hovercraft,  introduced  "Beige 


Sunshine"  by  saying:  "Don't  take  drugs 
unless  you  want  to  be  really  cool." 
Those  guys. 

Musically,  their  set  was  spread  evenly 
between  their  classic  songs  like  "Beach 
Party  Vietnam"  and  newer  stuff  from 
their  latest  album  Soul  Rotation.  As  al- 
ways, the  highlight  of  the  evening  was 
"Bitchin'  Camaro",  introduced  by  a 
lengthy  story  about  how  the  band  got 
beat  up  in  Hamilton  by  two  guys  driving 
a  .  .  .  well,  never  mind. 

The  encore  was  typical  of  the  evening. 
The  Milkmen  returned  to  the  stage  after 
discovering  they  couldn't  leave  from  the 
back.  From  there,  they  played  a  series  of 
audience  requests  before  finally  ending 


the  show  with  a  Yardbirds 
cover.  Could  the  Milkmen 
have  serious  musical  aspira- 
tions afterall  these  years?  For 
the  sake  of  U2  and  Bruce 
Springsteen,  I  hope  not. 

It's  not  every  day  that  a 
new  band  gets  to  open  for 
rock  legends.  Ottawa's  very 
own  Uncle  Alvin's  Messy 
Sandwich  did  just  that  and 
ran  with  the  opportunity. 

In  the  45  minutes  allotted 
them,  the  band  performed  their  own 
brand  of  loud  guitar  music,  complete 
with  special  effects  and  a  lead  singer 
with  a  very  distinctive,  deep  voice.  It  was 


Hovercraft  goes  airborne. 


only  the  band's  second  live  gig.  It's  a 
tribute  to  them  itdidn'tshow.  □ 


by  Lloyd  Harris 

Charlatan  Staff 


THE  BEAUTIFUL  SOUTH 

Porter  Hall 
Sunday,  July  5 


Seen  by  critics  as  a  bizarre  fusion  of 
Abba  and  The  Smiths,  The  Beautiful 
South  soothed  fans  at  Porter  Hall  with 
their  melodic  eleven-piece  band  and  the 
harmonization  of  their  thought  provok- 


ing verse. 

Coming  on  the  stage  late,  after  open- 
ing band  Moxy  Fruvous,  The  Beautiful 
South  received  a  rousing  reception  from 
the  all-ages  throng  which  had  waited  up 
to  three  hours  to  see  them. 

Unlit  cigarette  in  one  hand,  a  glass  of 
intoxicants  in  the  other,  ex-Housemartin 
Paul  Heaton  stumbled  onto  the  stage 
receiving  immediate  applause,  followed 
by  the  quip  "You're  drunk!"  from  some- 
one in  audience.  Appropriately  the  band 
opened  with  "Old  Red  Eyes  is  Back." 

Heaton,  the  lead  singer,  shoeless  and 


Old  red  eyes  is  back. 


wearing  a  hooded  canvas  jacket,  twisted 
and  pranced  around  the  stage,  while 
Dave  Hemingway  (a  fellow  ex- 
Housemartin)  and  Brianna  Corrigan 
sang  back-up  looking  detached,  as  if 
annoyed  by  Heaton's  antics. 

During  the  first  set  the  band  acted 
indifferently  to  the  audience  despite  their 
frequent  yelps  and  screams  for  atten- 
tion. 

After  a  few  screams,  yells  and  more 
quips  about  Heaton's  apparent  lack  of 
sobriety,  Heaton  suddenly  wanned  to- 
ward the  audience.  And  when  a  women 
at  the  front  of  stage  became  ill,  Heaton 
and  Corrigan  gave  her  water  and  helped 
her  onto  the  stage  where  she  remained 
until  the  end  of  the  show. 

The  South  played  about  five  tracks 
from  their  newest  CD  0898,  the  first  four 
numbers  of  a  British  phone  sex  hotline. 
This  recent  recording  marked  a  change 
in  the  band's  sound,  from  the  electronic- 
tinny  sound  of  their  first  two  albums  to  a 
richer  "au  naturale"  sound,  which  at 
times  is  seems  like  subdued  night-club 
version  of  The  Housemartins. 

At  the  Porter  Hall  show,  this  change 
in  the  band's  sound  was  evident  given 
the  multiplicity  of  instruments  on  the 
stage.  These  included  two  saxophone 
players,  a  trumpet  player,  keyboardist 
and  two  percussionists. 

Despite  the  odd  bit  of  bass  distortion 
created  by  an  overpowering  sound  sys- 
tem, the  vocals  were  crisp  and  well-deliv- 
ered. Heaton  in  his  nasal-tenor  voice,  hit 
sustained  high  notes  in  "I  Think  The 
Answer's  Yes"  and  "Let  Love  Speak  Up 
Itself",  while  Hemingway  gracefully 
crooned  away  during  "Song  For  Who- 
ever" and  "Bell-Bottomed  Tear".  The 


Brianna  takes  the  mike. 


crowd  applauded  Corrigan  aftershe  sang 
her  solo  bit  in  "A  Little  Time". 

Towards  the  end  of  the  show,  Heaton 
presented  what  looked  like  the  song  list 
to  the  audience  shouting,  "Do  you  know 
what  this  is?"  Some  responded,  "Ya,  ifs 
your  bar  bill!"  Heaton  replied,  "Do  you 
think  we  could  sing  in  tune  if  we  were 
drunk?" 

Well .  . .  maybe.  □ 


luly  30,  1992  •  The  Charlatan  •  IS 


I  hod  q  public  father.  I  hod  o  private 
father. 

The  public  father  was  admired  as  an 
academic,  for  his  religious  devotion  and 
for  being  such  an  upstanding  family  man. 
I  was  always  told  how  lucky  I  was  to  have 
such  a  wonderful  man  as  my  father.  These 
people  never  knew  my  private  father. 

The  private  father  was  a  man  of  violent 
rages,  terrifying  night  visits  and  a  master 
of  psychological  and  emotional  abuse.  He 
always  told  me  how  lucky  I  was  to  be  loved 
so  deeply  by  him.  He  told  me  that  God 
would  never  test  me  beyond  my  capacity  to 


be  tested.  God  never  knew  my  private 
father. 

The  public  father  called  me  his  little 
princess  and  he  told  people  that  nothing 
in  the  world  was  too  good  for  me.  He  held 
my  arm  when  we  walked,  not  my  moth- 
er's. He  bought  me  presents,  he  showered 
me  with  love  and  affection. 

The  private  father  called  me  his  little 
slut  and  he  told  me  that  Iwasbadand  evil 
to  tempt  him  so.  He  held  my  arms  down 
while  he  said  this,  not  my  mother's.  He 
paid  me  with  presents  and  he  showered 
me  with  lust  and  abuse. 


The  public  father  stroked  me,  the  pri- 
vate father  scarred  me.  The  public  father 
was  seen  by  all  others,  the  private  father 
was  only  seen  by  me.  The  public  father 
gave  me  all  those  things  that  only  hap- 
pens in  fairy  tales,  love  and  perfection. 
The  private  father  gave  me  a  reality  that  is 
all  too  common.  I  lost  all  innocence,  1  lost 
my  childhood.  But  I  did  not  lose  my  soul. 

I  survived  both  my  fathers,  the  public 
father's  lies  and  the  private  father's  abuse. 
I  survived! 

Susan 


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Chartalan  StaK 

These  poems  were  a  part  of  "Reflec- 
tions On  Our  Fathers",  an  exhibition 
sponsored  by  the  Women's  Centre  and 
displayed  in  Baker  Lounge.  The  authors 
were  encouraged  to  express  their  feel- 
ings about  their  fathers  and  what  father- 
hood as  a  concept  means  to  them. 

The  display  of  about  20  poems  re- 
mained up  for  a  week  before  Father's 
Day  on  June  28.  People  were  invited  to 


write  their  reactions  to  the  show  and 
opinions  ranged  to  the  extreme. 

Many  people  liked  the  display.  Some 
wished  more  positive  reflections  of  fa- 
thers had  been  written,  then  blamed 
themselves  for  not  writing  them.  Others 
expressed  great  animosity  towards  the 
pretence  of  the  show  and  the  Women's 
Centre  for  organizing  it. 

The  following  poems  are  examples 
of  the  several  fatherhood  themes  de- 
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2  *  The  Charlatan  •  July  30,  1992 


NEWS 


Shooting  spree  at  Concordia 


by  Monlque  Beaudin  and  Franco 
D'Orazio 

Canadian  University  Press  with  lites  from  The  Charlatan 

MONTREAL  (CUP)  —  Three  people  are 
dead  and  two  wounded  after  a  Concordia 
University  professor  went  on  a  shooting 
spree  Aug.  24. 

Valery  Fabrikant  was  charged  in  Que- 
bec Superior  Court  Aug.  25  with  two 
counts  of  first-degree  murder,  three  of 
attempted  murder,  two  of  forcible  con- 
finement, two  of  uttering  death  threats 
and  one  of  illegal  use  of  a  firearm. 

Fabrikant,  52,  is  an  associate  me- 
chanical-engineering professor  at  the 
university. 

Witnesses  said  a  man  entered  the 
university  building  in  downtown  Mon- 
treal and  went  to  the  mechanical  engi- 
neering department  on  the  ninth  floor. 
He  walked  past  people  before  he  began 
shooting. 

Michael  Hogben,  an  associate  profes- 
sor of  chemistry  and  biochemistry,  and 
Matthew  Douglass,  a  professor  of  civil 
engineering,  were  declared  dead  on  the 
scene. 

Jann  Saber,  associate  professor  of 
mechanical  engineering,  died  in  hospi- 
tal the  next  day  from  gun  wounds. 

Two  other  employees  of  the  university 
were  injured  in  the  shooting.  Phoivos 
Ziogas,  chair  of  the  electrical  and  com- 
puter-science department,  is  in  the  hos- 
pital in  critical  condition. 

Elizabeth  Horwood,  secretary  to  the 
chair  of  the  mechanical-  engineering 
department,  was  wounded  in  the  thigh 
and  was  released  from  the  hospital  Aug. 
25.  There  were  no  students  injured,  but 
six  people  were  treated  for  shock. 

According  to  several  witnesses,  the 
gunmen  sought  specific  targets,  ignor- 
ing several  students  and  professors  who 
fled  the  ninth  floor.  One  professor  said 
the  man  walked  by  his  office,  looked 
inside  and  moved  on. 

There  were  two  people  working  for  a 
university  computer  service  located  on 
the  same  floor  as  the  mechanical-engi- 
neering department. 

"We  heard  a  shot,  but  at  the  time  I 
didn't  know  it  was  a  shot,"  one  said. 
"Then  someone  came  up  to  our  window 
and  told  us  to  call  security.  People  came 
out  yelling  someone  had  a  gun  .  .  . 
everybody  just  went  racing  down  the 
hall  out  of  the  building." 

The  second  employee  said  they  heard 
"a  few  thumpings,  like  people  slamming 
against  the  walls,  and  we  thought  it  was 
the  workers  upstairs.  Then  we  heard 
somebody  yell  in  pain  and  when  we 
walked  out  of  the  room  we  saw  one  of  the 
assistant  deans  running  out  of  the  office 
and  he  was  yelling  'Get  out,  he  has  a 
gun.'  We  heard  two  shots  and  then  we 
got  out  of  the  building  quite  quickly." 

Ron  Nessim,  a  student  who  was  in  the 
building,  said  the  gunman  held  several 
people  hostage  for  about  an  hour  follow- 
ing the  shooting  before  he  was  overpow- 
ered by  one  of  his  hostages  and  arrested 
by  police.  Nessim,  a  computer  science 
student,  was  evacuated  from  the  build- 
ing. 

"The  evacuation  was  done  really  qui- 
etly so  the  gunman  wouldn't  have  any 
more  targets,"  Nessim  said. 

He  said  there  wasn't  a  sense  of  ur- 
gency in  the  building. 

"It  was  mostly  disbelief,"  he  said.  "As 
you  got  down  into  the  lobby,  you  could 
see  police  carsandthatkindofhithome." 

Fall  registration  was  taking  place  on 
the  second  floor.  About  350  people  were 
gathered  outside  the  building,  Nessim 
said. 


Fabrikant,  who  has  been  at  the  uni- 
versity for  at  least  seven  years,  was  in- 
volved in  a  dispute  with  the  university. 

He  had  launched  several  grievances 
against  the  university,  and  had  accused 
other  professors  of  stealing  research  from 
him  and  graduate  students.  Nessim  said 
Fabrikant  had  recently  been  denied  a 
sabbatical. 

He  said  Fabrikant  used  the  universi- 
ty's electronic  mail  service  to  rally  peo- 
ple around  him.  One  of  the  messages, 
sent  Friday,  Aug.  21  includes  the  phrase 
"You  may  be  sure  of  one  thing  —  1  will 
never  surrender." 

His  last  electronic  mail  message  was 
sent  the  morning  of  Aug.  24,  the  same 
day  as  the  shooting,  Nessim  said. 

Nessim  said  he  was  told  that  Fabrikant 
had  sent  a  death  threat  over  the  elec- 
tronic mail  system. 

Lastweek,  Fabrikant's  electronic  mail 
reached  more  than  100  people  on  the 
Internet  computer  message  network  at 
Carleton  University  and  the  University 
of  Ottawa. 

Documents  he  sent  include  open  let- 


tersto  "the  university  community,"  meet- 
ing minutes,  transcriptsof  conversations 
and  letters  describing  his  dispute  with 
the  university. 

Valerie  Duchesne,  from  the  human 
resources  department  at  the  University 
of  Ottawa,  said  she  received  about  200 
pages  of  mail  from  Fabrikant. 

"At  first,  it  seemed  to  me  that  it  was 
just  someone  having  a  problem  with  one 
of  their  colleagues,"  she  said.  "But  if  you 
read  through  it,  he  doesn't  seem  very 
stable." 

Inoneundatedletter.Fabrikantwrites, 
"We  all  have  to  die  one  day  .  .  .  Gandhi 
considered  jail  as  a  must  for  an  honest 
person.  I  am  prepared  for  that  too. .  .  . 

"I  can  not  (sic)  fight  all  the  crooks  in 
this  world,  but  I  shall  not  rest  until  the 
bogus  scientists  in  this  university  are 
exposed  and  the  Justice  is  served." 

In  the  same  letter,  Fabrikantwrote,  "I 
do  not  fight  from  hiding,  I  fight  in  the 
open,  face  to  face." 

Darlene  MacMillian,  a  secretary  at 
Carleton's  engineering  department,  said 
heroffice  received  Farbrikant's  mail,  but 


no  one  thought  anything  of  it. 

"It  had  nothing  to  do  with  any  of  us 
here  at  Carleton,"  she  said. 

After  the  shootings,  she  said,  people 
in  her  department  were  saying  "Oh  my 
god,  that  guy  e-mailed  us  on  Friday." 

Kate  Kung,  a  former  editor  at 
Concordia's  studentnewspaper,  The  Link, 
said  that  Fabrikant  had  brought  letters 
to  the  paper  last  fall  to  be  published. 
Kung  said  the  letters  included  complaints 
about  faculty  in  the  mechanical  engi- 
neering department. 

Several  colleagues  and  students  said 
Fabrikant  was  a  popular,  outgoing  pro- 
fessor and  was  rated  among  the  top  15 
per  cent  of  his  department. 

"I  really  liked  the  guy,"  one  professor 
said. 

Fabrikant  had  seemed  withdrawn  the 
past  several  days,  said  his  wife,  Maya 
Tyker,  in  a  Montreal  Gazette  interview. 

"I  thought  he  was  just  going  through 
bad  times,"  she  said.  "But  I  didn't  have 
any  idea  this  would  happen."  □ 


Architecture  investigation  continues 


by  Brenda  Bouw 

Charlatan  Staff 

Acommittee  investigating  allegations 
of  harassment  and  unprofessional  con- 
duct in  Carleton's  School  of  Architecture 
has  extended  its  hearings  for  an  extra 
month. 

The  committee  has  decided  to  con- 
tinue meeting  with  staff  and  students 
until  the  end  of  September  because  so 
many  came  out  to  testify. 

"A  lot  of  both  staff  and  students  are 
turning  out,"  said  Marilyn  Marshall, 
dean  of  social  sciences  and  the  commit- 
tee's chair. 

Marshall  said  she  could  not  comment 
on  exactly  how  many  people  were  com- 
ing forward  each  week,  but  did  say  com- 
ments on  the  school  itself  have  been  both 
positive  and  negative. 

The  "Special  Committee  on  Racistand 
Sexual  Harassment  at  the  School  of  Ar- 
chitecture" was  struck  by  Carleton  Presi- 
dent Robin  Farquhar  in  June,  after  com- 
plaints about  the  school  had  been 
brought  to  his  attention. 


"The  concerns  the  committee  is  look- 
ing into  are  about  particular  elements  of 
the  teaching  environmentin  the  school," 
said  Farquhar.  "The  purpose  of  the  in- 
vestigation is  to  see  if  there  is  any  truth 
to  them." 

Farquhar  also  commented  on  the  large 
number  of  people  the  committee  inter- 
viewed over  the  past  month.  Responses 
came  after  a  letter  was  sent  out  in  early 
June  inviting  staff  and  students  in  the 
School  of  Architecture  to  meet  with  the 
committee  and  express  their  concerns. 

Liba  Duraj,  one  of  the  committee 
members,  said  she  couldn't  comment  on 
the  progress  of  the  committee  because 
results  are  confidential. 

Many  of  the  committee  members,  who 
were  either  on  vacation  or  out  of  the 
office  until  September,  could  not  be 
reached  for  comments  on  the  hearings. 

Farquhar  said  the  confidentiality  of 
the  final  committee  results  will  depend 
on  the  outcome  of  the  hearings. 

"I  will  be  as  open  and  forthcoming 
with  the  general  population  of  the  uni- 


versity (about  the  committee's  results)  as 
I  can,"  said  Farquhar.  □ 


All  the  news  that  was:  this  summer  in  review 


by  Leigh  Bowser 

Chartatan  Staff 

|ust  because  you  weren't  here  this 
summer  doesn't  mean  the  campus  shut 
down.  Read  on  to  find  out  what  you 
missed. 

Student  Fee  Increases 

CUSA  held  monthly  meetings  and 
made  some  decisions  which  will  affect 
students  all  year.  In  June,  the  student 
council  approved  increases  in  both 
Unicentre  fees  and  health  insurance  fees 
for  the  1992-93  academicyear.  Unicentre 
fees  were  raised  to  $50  per  student,  an 
increase  of  $20.  The  cost  of  health  insur- 
ance will  rise  14  per  cent,  to  $50.65  per 
student  from  $44.20. 

CUSA  Budget 

In  July,  CUSA  passed  a  $2-million 
budget  and  voted  by  secret  ballot  for  a  six 


per  cent  increase  in  the  honorariums 
paid  to  the  careers  programmer,  the 
safety  commissioner,  the  NUG  chairper- 
son, all  service  co-ordinators  and  the 
five-member  CUSA  executive. 

Admin  plays  musical  chairs 

There  was  a  shuffle  in  Administration 
in  June.  Associate  VP  (Academic)  fill 
Vickers  announced  her  resignation,  say- 
ing she  didn't  feel  she  could  achieve  her 
goals  under  newly-appointed  VP  (Aca- 
demic) Les  Copley.  Copley,  former  Dean 
of  Science  was  appointed  to  replace 
Dennis  Forcese,  who  resigned  in  Febru- 
ary. 

Freedom  of  Speech  vs. 
Freedom  of  Belief 

The  |ewish  Students'  Union  com- 
plained the  phrase  "Zionism  is  racism," 
printed  on  a  banner  displayed  by  the 


Pro-Palestine  Students  Association  in 
April,  contravened  section  2.1.d  of  the 
CUSA  constitution.  That  section  states 
CUSA  will  maintain  an  academic  envi- 
ronment free  of  prejudice  and  abuse  on 
the  basis  of  religious  or  political  affilia- 
tion. A  subcommittee  of  CUSA's  consti- 
tutional policy  committee  has  been  struck 
to  decide  when  and  if  if  s  permissable  to 
limit  freedom  of  speech  in  order  to  pro- 
tect this  section.  The  subcommittee  will 
begin  meeting  after  school  starts. 

Campus  Safety 

In  May,  the  Carleton  community 
found  out  the  campus  isn't  as  safe  as  it 
seems  when  security  announced  there 
have  been  14reported  incidents  of  exhi- 
bitionism and/ or  assault  on  campus  since 
January.  The  new  director  of  security, 
Mark  Tinlin,  said  he  is  trying  to  restruc- 
ture the  department  to  improve  campus 
safety.  (See  story  on  page  4).  □ 


August  27,  1992  •  The  Charlatan  •  3 


Carleton  U:  a  safer  place  for  students? 


by  Carl  Martin 

Chailalan  Staff 

How  safe  is  Carleton  University?  That 
is  the  question  members  of  the  campus 
community  are  asking  and  depending 
who  you  ask  you  will  get  some  very 
different  answers. 

If  you  ask  Carleton  security's  new 
director,  Mark  Tinlin,  you  will  geta  sense 
that  the  Department  of  University  Safety 
(security's  new  name  since  May  1)  is 
turning  over  a  new  leaf.  But  five  women 
who  have  recently  become  victims  of 
exhibitionism  and  sexual  violence  on 
campus  see  things  differently. 

The  women  were  guests  on  Off  the 
Pedestal,  a  feminist  talk  show  on  CKCU 
radio  which  aired  Aug.  4.  During  the 
show  the  women,  who  did  not  reveal 
their  identities,  expressed  their  frustra- 
tion at  the  administration's  lack  of  ac- 
tion in  making  the  campus  safer  for 
women. 

They  deplored  the  administration's 
tardiness  at  publicizing  assaults  on  cam- 
pus and  its  failure  to  permanently  post 
phone  numbers  of  emergency  officials 
and  rape  crisis  centres  in  visible  places 
on  campus. 

According  to  the  women,  the  inci- 
dents, which  have  occurred  in  the  last 
five  months,  ranged  from  one  woman 
being  "confined  in  a  closed  space  with 
no  exit  with  a  man  who  proceeded  to 
masturbate  in  front  of  her  and  tried  to 
draw  a  reaction  from  her"  to  another 
being  "physically  assaulted  and  sexu- 
ally assaulted  in  a  computer  room  where 
she  was  working." 

One  woman  agreed  to  talk  to  The 
Charlatan  under  condition  of  anonym- 
ity.  She  said  the  five  women  contacted 


each  other  to  act  as  a  support  group  for 
one  another  and  to  try  and  educate  the 
university  population  aboutviolence  on 
campus. 

She  said  since  two  of  the  five  women 
publicized  their  assaults  in  the  local 
media,  the  group  members  have  been 
getting  calls  from  other  campus  assault 
victims  who  have  encouraged  them  to 
go  on.  The  group  has  met  on  five  occa- 
sions in  the  last  six  weeks,  but  remains 
informal  for  now. 

Security's  community  relations  officer, 
Rick  Percival,  said  last  week  he  thought 
phone  numbers  were  to  have  been  posted 
onto  publicphones  all  over  campus  start- 
ing the  first  week  of  August.  But  as  of 
Aug.  24,  none  of  the  phones  in  the 
Unicentre  building  and  the  main  floor  of 
Residence  Commons  displayed  the  num- 
bers. 

According  to  Tinlin,  there  have  been 
14  incidents  of  exhibitionism  and/or 
assaults  on  campus  since  January.  Four 
of  these  were  of  a  sexual  nature.  But,  at 
the  request  of  the  Status  of  Women  Office 
and  CUSA's  safety  commissioner,  secu- 
rity has  only  released  and  posted  up- 
dates on  the  last  four  incidents,  indicat- 
ing the  place,  time  and  nature  of  these 
incidents. 

The  last  incident,  which  involved  ex- 
hibitionism, occurred  on  July  22,  but  an 
update  was  not  posted  until  after  Aug. 
13. 

Tinlin  attributed  the  delay  to  the  fact 
the  posting  of  updates  is  a  fairly  new 
process.  He  said  security,  the  Status  of 
Women  Office  and  the  safety  commis- 
sioner were  confused  as  to  who  was  re- 
sponsible for  releasing  the  information. 

"It  was  a  comedy  of  administrative 


errors,"  said  Tinlin. 

Safety  Commis- 
sioner Samantha 
Sheen  has  been 
working  on  a  new 
posting  system,  set 
to  begin  Sept.  1, 
which  will  ensure  the 
campus  population 
is  aware  of  the  loca- 
tion and  nature  of 
campus  crime.  Un- 
der this  system  an 
ll"xl7"  poster  with 
a  large  orange  yield 
sign  will  be  posted  in 
over  150  campus  lo- 
cations informing 
the  campus  commu- 
nity of  all  incidents 
of  serious  crimes. 

Within  48  hours 
after  a  crime  occurs, 
security  will  send  a 
draft  to  Sheen  and 
to  Nancy  Adamson, 
the  Status  of  Women 
co-ordinator,  ex- 
plaining the  particu- 
lars of  the  incident. 
The  two  offices  will 
decide  whether  the 
information  given  is 
sufficient  and  will 
return  the  draft  to 
public  relations  with 
the  appropriate 
changes  requested.  Public  relations  will 
then  finalize  the  draft  and  distribute  the 
update  on  the  yield  sign  posters. 

Each  administrative  department  has 
a  person  designated  to  do  the  posting. 


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CUSA  posts  in  areas  not  designated  by 
administration. 

Each  poster  will  stay  up  for  three 
weeks,  unless  otherwise  indicated. 

Sheen  also  said  she  has  been  getting 
complaints  from  students  who  said  some 
security  officers  have  been  rude  to  them. 
However,  Sheen  said  she  believed  some 
of  the  officers  are  in  a  bad  mood  because 
they  are  forced  to  work  double  shifts  due 
to  understaffing.  "We  (Sheen  and 
Adamson)  think  some  may  have  worked 
24  hours  at  a  time,"  she  said. 

One  of  the  unidentified  women  on 
"Off  the  Pedestal"  said  a  security  guard 
told  her  about  staff  cutbacks. 

"They(theadministration)  have  made 
the  decision  to  reduce  security  from  ten 
(officers)  on  patrol  to  three  during  the 
early  evening  when  the  attacks  have 
taken  place,"  said  the  woman. 

Al  Parker,  supervisor  at  security,  said 
security  staff  has  been  reduced  because 
of  sick  leave  and  retirements,  but  there 
have  been  no  dismissals  recently.  He 
said  the  empty  positions  will  be  filled  or 
covered  by  the  restructuring  of  the  de- 
partment. 

Parker  said  there  are  a  minimum  of 
seven  safety  officers,  including  the  cour- 
tesy van  driver,  on  duty  between  9:30pm 
and  2:00  am.  He  said  a  normal  shift  is  1 2 
hours,  which  can  extend  into  overtime, 
but  no  one  is  working  24-hour  shifts. 

Security  has  long  been  criticized  by 
campus  groups  for  being  insensitive  to 
the  safety  of  individuals. 

"Security  had  more  of  a  focus  on 
(protecting)  property  like  ensuring  doors 
were  locked,"  said  Adamson. 

But  Adamson  said  she  is  pleased  with 
the  new  attitude  Tinlin  has  brought  to 
the  job  of  security  director. 

"There's  a  new  philosophy  with 
Tinlin,"  said  Adamson.  "There's  a  real 
emphasis  on  the  person." 

Adamson  said  Tinlin  has  been  con- 
sulting groups  on  campus  to  get  an  idea 
of  how  they  would  like  security  to  oper- 
ate. She  has  given  three  hours  worth  of 
seminars  to  security  officers  on  how  to 
handle  incidents  of  sexual  harassment 
and  sexism.  q 


4  •  The  Charlatan  •  August  27,  1992 


Admin  digs  up  dollars  for  deficit 


by  Margaret  McGee 

Charlatan  Stall 

Carleton's  administration  and  major 
unions  are  working  together  to  fight  the 
university  deficit,  but  not  without  some 
fighting  among  themselves. 

The  largest  unions  on  campus  joined 
forces  with  administration  to  appeal  to 
faculty  and  support  staff  for  donations  to 
help  dig  the  university  out  from  under  a 
budget  deficit  that  could  reach  $3.8  mil- 
lion this  year. 

The  "Renewal  Fund"  campaign  has 
raised  more  than  $200,000  since  univer- 
sity staff  received  letters  from  President 
Robin  Farquhar  asking  for  donations. 
The  letter  was  sent  to  all  faculty  and 
support  staff  in  either  May  or  July,  to 
coincide  with  annual  pay  raises. 

CUASA,  the  faculty  union,  and  CUPE 
2424,  the  support  staff  union,  are  work- 
ing with  administration  on  the  fundraiser 
—  but  there  have  been  problems.  Repre- 
sentatives from  both  unions  said  they 
were  "upset"  and  "angry"  about  the  con- 
tents of  a  "Renewal  Fund  Newsletter," 
sent  to  staff  after  Farquhar's  last  letter 
without  union  approval. 

The  administration  newsletter  stated, 
"All  Carleton  employees  are  being  asked 
to  voluntarily  give  back  half  of  the  sal- 
ary increase  they  are  receiving  this  year 
in  the  form  of  a  charitable  donation" 
and  makes  reference  to  the  necessity  of 
"  100  per  cent  participation"  in  the  cam- 
paign. 

"Many  people  interpreted  it  as  nega- 
tive and  as  coercion  and  were  concerned 
about  the  links  the  newsletter  made  be- 
tween the  campaign  and  job  security," 
said  Michelle  Sutherland,  president  of 
CUPE  2424. 

Sutherland  said  that  after  the  news- 


letter came  out,  CUPE  2424  told  admin- 
istration it  only  supported  "voluntary 
and  confidential  donations. "  The  union 
immediately  sent  out  a  letter  stating  this 
position  and  reassuring  members  that 
administration  had  pledged  to  avoid 
layoffs,  if  at  all  possible. 

"It  hurt  the  campaign  because  some 
people  who  may  have  been  considering 
contributing  withdrew  their  support," 
said  Sutherland.  "But  I  think  it's  back  on 
track  now." 

Kenzie  Thompson,  assistant  director 
of  development  and  alumni  services, 
admitted  the  newsletter  "disrupted 
things." 

"We  just  got  in  such  a  rush  to  propose 
guidelines  for  giving.  We  made  a  mis- 
take. We  should  have  went  to  the  unions 
first. 

"We  didn't  write  it  to  tie  gifts  to  jobs, 
but  unfortunately  this  was  a  concern 
caused  by  the  newsletter.  The  steering 
committee  and  the  next  newsletter  will 
address  this,"  Thompson  said. 

Farquhar  is  appointing  a  steering 
committee  with  union  and  administra- 
tion representatives  to  oversee  the  year- 
long fundraiser.  Pat  Finn,  business  agent 
for  the  faculty  union,  said  this  will  help 
avoid  "miscommunications"  like  the 
newsletter,  which  she  said  administra- 
tion handled  the  wrong  way. 

"We  had  an  agreement  with  admin- 
istration to  work  together  and  the  news- 
letter was  sent  out  without  being  shown 
to  us  first,"  said  Finn.  "We  didn't  get  a 
chance  to  tell  them  it  could  have  been 
better  worded." 

Spruce  Riordan,  Carleton's 
VP(Finance),  says  "small  glitches"  are 
almost  inevitable,  but  the  steering  com- 
mittee will  ensure  the  unions  and  ad- 


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ministration  continue  to  work  together. 

"Some  of  the  material  we  sent  out  has 
caused  concern  in  some  circles  that  there 
was  some  level  of  coercion  and  we've 
tried  to  completely  negate  this. 

"Thaf  s  the  difficulty  when  the  em- 
ployer asks  for  a  donation  because  the 
employees  wonder  if  there  will  be  cut- 
backs if  donations  aren't  made,"  Riordan 
said.  "The  steering  committee  will  make 
sure  that  there  is  continuing  consulta- 
tion with  the  unions  as  fundraising  con- 
tinues and  also,  we  want  to  consult  on 
how  we  spend  the  money." 

Thompson  said  about  240  people  have 
donated  to  the  fund  so  far,  about  10  per 
cent  of  those  canvassed.  But  she  said  she 
expects  donations  to  pick  up  when  school 
starts  and  all  the  staff  are  back  from 
holidays. 

Most  of  the  money  is  being  donated 
by  payroll  deductions  over  the  year.  The 
university's  current  debt  of  $1.8  million 
could  rise  by  $2  million  this  yearbecause 
the  provincial  government  only  increased 
grants  to  universities  by  one  per  cent. 

Riordan  said  administration  is  pleased 
by  the  response  so  far.  "The  staff  realizes 


that  there  is  a  difficulty  and  they  can 
help  overcome  it.  I  think  generally  there 
is  a  very  strong  Carleton  spirit  that  rec- 
ognizes it  as  our  problem  as  a  group  and 
family  and  that  we  are  going  to  over- 
come it." 

Linda  Fowler,  a  CUPE  2424  member, 
said  most  employees  "expected  some- 
thing" and  most  people  are  adopting  a 
"wait  and  see"  attitude  before  donating. 

Another  CUPE  member,  Bonnie 
Schmidt,  said  no  one  in  her  office  pan- 
icked when  they  were  asked  for  money. 
"Most  people  lookedat  the  letter  with  the 
attitude  that  if  the  government  doesn't 
get  it  someone  else  will  so  it  may  as  well 
go  to  the  university  where  it  will  benefit 
us  somewhere  down  the  line,"  she  said. 

Thompson  said  administration  has 
received  negative  phone  calls  and  let- 
ters, butmost  people  call  forinformation 
about  the  campaign. 

Riordan  said  this  is  the  first  stage  of  a 
major  campaign.  He  said  after  the  uni- 
versity has  done  all  it  can  to  solve  the 
financial  crisis  itself,  the  "Renewal  Fund" 
will  ask  private  individuals,  corpora- 
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August  27,  1992  •  The  Charlatan  •  5 


U  of  T's  walkhome  program  in  clanger 


which  is  also  designed  for  staff  and  fac- 
ulty, and  that  use  of  the  program  dwin- 
dled over  the  course  of  the  year. 

Program  use  dropped  by  more  than 
50  per  cent  from .  first-term  to  second- 
term  last  year. 

But  U  of  T  safety  officer  Susan  Addario 
said  the  two-year-old  program  cannot 
be  judged  this  soon. 

"We  need  secure  funding  to  establish 
the  program  in  the  consciousness  of  the 
university  community,"  she  said.  "We 
need  to  give  it  a  good  run  to  truly  evalu- 
ate its  usefulness." 


(inha  added  that  evaluations  on  the 
basis  of  popularity  are  irrelevant. 

"If  the  program  prevents  even  one 
assault  then  it's  worthwhile." 

U  of  T  police  corporal  Kathleen  Ma- 
son, who  co-ordinates  Walksafer, 
strongly  supports  the  program. 

A  part-time  student  herself,  Mason 
said,  "1  believe  strongly  in  this  service,  as 
a  woman,  not  just  a  police  officer.  I 
wouldn't  want  to  walk  around  alone  at 
night  on  this  campus." 

Walksafer  has  been  criticized  in  the 
past  for  walking  students  only  to  the 


edge  of  campus  rather  than  to  their 
homes.  Also,  some  women  said  the  prac- 
tice of  escorting  itself  made  women  too 
dependent. 

"There  are  many  ways  to  change  the 
program,  but  first  we  have  to  secure 
funding,"  said  Jinha.  "We're  hoping  to 
hoping  to  move  away  from  the  escorts 
and  more  towards  a  campus  patrol  serv- 
ice." 

If  Walksafer  is  cut,  U  of  T  will  be  one 
of  the  only  Ontario  universities  without 
an  escort  service.  ^ 


Res  short  changed  on  orientation 


by  Vicki  Pasternak 

Ttv  Varsity.  U<won,ty  ol  Toronto 

TORONTO  (CUP)  —  Women  who  feel 
unsafe  on  the  University  ofTorontocam- 
pus  at  night  will  be  on  their  own  next 
year. 

U  of  T,  which  contributed  12.5  per 
cent  of  the  program's  budget  last  year, 
setasidenofunding  in  its  1992-93  budget 
for  Wal  ksafer,  a  two-year-old  service  that 
escorts  students  around  the  campus  after 
dark. 

Students'  council  president  Farrah 
linha  is  calling  on  the  university  admin- 
istration to  save  the  program.  The  coun- 
cil has  already  set  aside  $1,700  for 
Walksafer  in  its  1992-93  operating 
budget. 

"I'm  not  buying  that  there  isn't 
enough  money,"  she  said.  "If  it's  made  a 
priority,  they'll  find  money.  Safety  is  not 
a  luxury  to  be  sacrificed  during  cut- 
backs." 

Walksafer  has  survived  for  the  past 
two  years  on  a  system  of  "patchwork" 
funding,  consisting  of  grants  from  the 
provincial  government,  the  U  of  T  ad- 
ministration and  several  one-time  do- 
nors, including  the  students'  council,  the 
part-time  students'  association  of  and 
the  colleges  at  U  of  T. 

But  (inha  said  this  method  of  funding 
for  an  established  program  is  "ridiculous 
and  unacceptable." 

She  said  it  would  take  $ 1 50,000  from 
the  university  to  resurrect  the  Walksafer 
program  on  all  three  campuses  for  one 
year,  and  a  minimum  of  $75,000  to 
maintain  it  for  the  first  time. 

But  U  of  T  administrators  say 
Wal  ksaferis  too  costly  andstudents  didn't 
use  it  enough  to  justify  spending  the 
money. 

Studies  show  that  1,800  people  used 
the  program  on  the  St.  George  campus 
last  year. 

"It's  important  to  keep  the  campus 
open  and  safe  during  the  evening,  but 
within  the  safety  department,  there  are 
many  concemsabout  whether  Walksafer 
is  a  priority,"  said  David  Neelands,  a 
students'  council  vice-president. 

U  of  T  Vice-president  |anice  Oliver, 
who  is  responsible  for  campus  security, 
said  that  only  students  used  the  service, 

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6  •  The  Charlatan  •  August  27, 1992 


by  John  Jacob 

Chaflalan  Stall 

This  year's  plans  for  frosh  week  at 
Carleton  may  leave  some  residence  stu- 
dents a  little  disoriented. 

Residence  students  will  miss  out  on 
twodaysofthe  CUSA-sponsored  orienta- 
tion week  for  first-year  students  because 
they  don'tmove  onto  campus  until  Sun- 
day, Sept.  6. 

The  Rideau  River  Residence  Associa- 
tion tried  unsuccessfully  to  change  the 
arrival  date  to  Sept.  4,  when  CUSA-spon- 
sored frosh  activities  begin .  David  Sterritt, 
director  of  Housing  and  Food  Services, 
was  approached  by  RRRA  about  chang- 
ing the  date. 

Sterritt  said  that  "having  students  in 
residence  return  earlier  would  increase 
costs  compared  to  years  past"  because  of 
staffing  arrangements. 

Sterritt  also  said  Housing  and  Food 
Services  opened  residence  on  a  Thursday 
last  year,  rather  than  a  Sunday  as  in 
previous  years,  and  relatively  few  stu- 
dents showed  up.  Most  of  the  students 
moved  in  on  the  Sunday  before  classes. 
Sterritt  said  students  and  their  families 
prefer  to  arrive  on  the  Sunday  rather 
than  the  middle  of  the  week. 

Residence  students  will  also  have  their 
own  orientation  from  Sept.  6  to  8,  in 
addition  to  the  CUSA  orientation  pro- 
gram. 

In  past  years,  RRRA  and  CUSA  tried 
different  orientation  programs.  Patty 


Spurr,  general  manager  of  RRRA,  said 
with  separate  orientations  students  in 
residence  felt  withdrawn  from  the  rest  of 
the  university.  But  she  said  the  fully- 
combined  orientation  didn't  give  resi- 
dence students  the  opportunity  to  take 
part  in  residence  activities. 

Suzanne  Dalcourt,  orientation  com- 
missioner at  CUSA,  is  optimistic  resi- 
dence students  will  still  participate  in 
CUSA  activitiesby  purchasing  CUSA  frosh 
kits.  However,  Dalcourt  is  worried  the 
Residence  Survival  Kit,  priced  at  $16, 
may  be  seen  by  some  as  competing  with 
the  CUSA  Frosh  Kit,  which  costs  $54.95. 
She  said  the  CUSA  frosh  kit  provides, 
among  other  things,  access  to  all  events 
during  the  first  week  of  classes,  while  the 
residence  kit  is  designed  to  help  students 
adjust  to  residence  life  throughout  the 


year. 

Gerry  Warren,  president  of  the  RRRA, 
doesn't  think  the  residence  kit  will  dis- 
courage CUSA  frosh  kit  sales.  Warren 
said  although  having  residence  students 
miss  orientation  on  Sept.  4  to  6  is  out  of 
their  control,  residence  students  will  en- 
joy free  RRRA-sponsored  events  and  will 
want  to  buy  Frosh  Kits  to  take  advantage 
of  CUSA  events  throughout  the  week. 
RRRA  also  emphasized  to  the  1,200  first- 
year  residence  students  the  difference 
between  the  two  kits  and  encouraged 
them  to  buy  both. 

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pose. Res  students  are  special,  living  in  a 
community  that  is  different.  CUSA  does 
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Job  hunters  finally  find  JOY 


by  Sarah  Green 

Charlatan  SlaH 

Elena  Kapila  scans  the  want  ads  with 
a  grim  look  on  her  face.  The  fourth-year 
Carleton  student  is  looking  for  a  job. 

"I  only  speak  English,  so  that  cuts  out 
a  lot  of  jobs  I  had  a  good  chance  for.  I  also 
want  a  job  that  could  give  me  some 
[career-related]  experience,  but  they're 
impossible  to  get  unless  you  applied 
months  back,"  she  said,  shaking  her 
head. 

"It's  a  case  of  being  in  the  right  place 
at  the  right  time,  I  guess." 

Kapila  was  working  in  a  grocery  store, 
but  lost  her  job  in  April  when  the  store 
went  bankrupt.  She's  been  looking  for 
work  ever  since.  So  far,  daily  trips  to  the 
Canada  EmploymentCentre  forStudents 
on  Laurier  Avenue  W.  and  the  want  ads 
have  turned  up  nothing. 

She's  even  tried  lining  up  at  the  CECS 
at  6  a.m.  for  government  jobs  that  be- 
come available  on  a  first-come,  first- 
served  basis. 

"I'm  going  to  have  to<lefinitely  get  a 
job  in  September,  working  more  hours 
than  I'd  like,"  she  said.  "It's  going  to 
affect  my  whole  family.  Money  is  really 
going  to  tighten  up." 

Many  students  are  in  the  same  pre- 
dicament. According  to  Statistics 
Canada,  19.2  per  cent  of  Ontario  stu- 
dents were  out  of  work  in  May,  with  17.7 
per  cent  unemployed  nationally.  The 
situation  is  not  expected  to  drastically 
improve. 

"Students  are  finding  themselves  in  a 
tough,  competitive  labor  market,"  said 
Andrea  Tarichuk,  regional  coordinator 
for  the  Department  of  Employment  and 
Immigration.  "There  are  not  the  same 
opportunities  as  in  the  past." 

With  businesses  and  factories  closing 
their  doors  and  laying  off  their  full-time 
staff,  Tarichuk  said  students  are  finding 
their  old  summer  jobs  gone  and  are 
having  to  take  casual  and  part-time 
work. 

"With  fewer  choices,  students  are  hav- 
ing to  be  more  flexible  and  willing  to 
adapt,"  said  Tarichuk.  "It  all  sounds 
fairly  gloom  and  doom." 

Ian  Miller,  manager  of  Carleton's 
placement  and  career  services,  said  the 
recession  is  forcing  students  to  take  lower- 
paying  jobs  when  they  can  find  them. 

"We  are  not  having  the  economic 
upturn  we  were  expecting  and  there 
aren'tas  many  jobs  totally,"  said  Miller. 
"Students  are  having  to  take  less  than 
what  they  hoped  for." 

But,  some  students  are  unwilling  to 
compromise. 

"1  was  working  as  a  charity 
telemarketer,  but  I  quit  because  I  hated 
it,"  said  Ann  Thomas,  an  OAC  high 
school  student.  "Now  I'm  back  [at  the 
CECS]  again  looking." 

"There's  enough  casual  work  out 
there,"  said  Kevin  Wilkins,  a  third-year 
University  of  Ottawa  student.  "You  just 
have  to  be  willing  to  take  less  than  you 
want." 

Yet  some  provincial,  local  and  stu- 
dent governments  say  students  shouldn't 
be  forced  to  accept  less.  They  are  organ- 
izing programs  to  help  students  find  not 
only  work,  but  "something  to  put  on  a 
resume." 

The  Ontario  government  recently 
announced  the  |obs  Ontario  Youth  pro- 
gram to  create  5,000  jobs  in  the  province 
for  youth  aged  IS  to  24.  ]OY  is  aimed 
mainly  at  Black  youth  and  will  create 
750  minimum-wage  jobs  in  Ottawa.  The 
six  registration  centres  in  Ottawa  al- 
ready have  waiting  lists  for  the  program. 


"Unemployment  doesn't  seem  to  have 
age  barriers  any  more,"  said  Kathleen 
Lanoue,  a  JOY  coordinator.  "If  s  affect- 
ing all  students  across  the  board.  The 
government  is  now  starring  to  realize 
they  have  to  address  youth  in  their  20s." 

Lanoue  said  JOY  has  an  education 
mandate. 

"We  want  to  give  [students]  the  tools 
to  shape  their  future  through  work-force 
experience.  That  way  they  have  a  vision 
of  what  they  want  to  do  with  their  life 
when  they  return  to  school." 

Ottawa  city  councillor  ]im  Watson  is 
helping  the  Graduate  Students'  Associa- 
tion study  student  poverty  and  he  said 
the  city  can  do  more  to  help  smdents  find 
work. 

He  organized  a  volunteer  program 
last  year  matching  university  students 
with  members  of  Parliament  to  work  at 
the  House  of  Commons.  This  gave  the 
students  "invaluable  work  experience" 


and  often  led  to  summer  or  permanent 
paying  jobs. 

Watson  said  the  same  program  should 
be  started  on  a  municipal  level. 

"The  students  can  do  volunteer  work 
for  us,  gamer  some  experience  and  we 
can  then  help  them  by  offering  paying 
positions." 

Watson  said  he  will  approach  Carle- 
ton,  the  University  of  Ottawa  and 
Algonquin  College  in  September  to  see  if 
there  is  interest  in  a  volunteer  program. 

He  said  there  is  often  a  misconception 
that  university  students  are  well-off  so 
their  problems,  like  unemployment  don't 
receive  a  lot  of  attention.  The  problem 
was  brought  home  to  him  at  a  recent 
convocation. 

"It  was  disheartening  to  see  young 
people  on  what  should  be  the  happiest 
day  of  their  lives,  one  they've  worked  so 
long  for,  because  for  many,  it  was  the 
saddest,  because  they  don't  have  jobs. "  □ 


Unemployment  statistics  for  May 

for  students,  aged  15-24. 

Newfoundland: 

43.4  % 

Prince  Edward  Island: 

N/A 

Nova  Scotia: 

26.9 

New  Brunswick: 

27.7 

Quebec: 

15.5 

Ontario: 

19.2 

Manitoba: 

16.9 

Saskatchewan: 

16.0 

Alberta: 

18.0 

British  Columbia: 

7.6 

May  1992  national  average: 

17.7 

May  1991  national  average: 

16.6 

males: 

19 

females: 

16.5 

Need  for  food  bank  under  study 


by  Sarah  Green 

Charhtan  Staff 

Peter  Dueck  reads  from  the  top  story 
of  the  Winnipeg  Free  Press.  He  sounds 
surprised,  almost  saddened  the  Univer- 
sity of  Manitoba  is  mentioned  in  the 
second  paragraph.  The  story  is  about  the 
plight  of  a  student  —  a  single  mother  — 
who  never  thought  she  would  need  to 
use  a  food  bank,  but  has  been  forced  to 
do  just  that. 

Dueck,  the  University  of  Manitoba's 
director  of  the  department  of  financial 
aid  and  awards,  said  many  students  have 
been  finding  themselves  in  the  same 
situation.  They  are  either  out  of  money 
and  unable  to  get  an  emergency  loan 
from  the  university  because  the  univer- 
sity has  run  out  or  they  simply  need  help 
to  get  by  during  the  three  days  it  takes  to 
process  the  emergency  funds'  cheque. 

So  on  March  1,  1992,  the  university 
opened  a  food  bank,  tucked  into  a  quiet 
corridor  of  campus. 

Dueck  said  it  takes  courage  for  some- 
one to  come  to  a  food  bank  and  the 
university  doesn't  want  to  scare  people 
from  using  the  service. 

"Most  people  don't  go  to  a  food  bank 
on  a  lark,"  said  Dueck.  "Thaf  s  why  we 
don't  interrogate  them." 

Headdedsrudentsdon'thave  to  prove 
they  are  needy,  they  simply  have  to  ask 
for  food  and  they  will  receive  it. 
"We  believe  students." 
Dueck  said  the  food  bank  isusedbyan 
average  of  one  student  per  day.  The 
bank  receives  food  from  collections  at 
the  university  and  from  a  local  food 
bank,  Winnipeg  Harvest.  The  responsi- 
bility for  running  the  bank  is  shared  by 
financial  aid  and  the  student  govern- 
ment, with  the  students  collecting  dona- 
tions and  Dueck  and  his  colleagues  dis- 
tributing it. 

Dueck  said  financial  aid  had  talked 
about  opening  a  food  bank  on  campus 
before  Christmas  last  year,  but  at  that 
point  had  only  posted  the  telephone 
number  of  Winnipeg  Harvest.  When  it 
was  discovered  students  were  taking  the 
phone  number  and  other  departments 
were  also  exploring  the  need  of  a  food 
bank  on  campus,  Dueck  said  they  real- 
ized the  time  had  come  to  open  a  food 
bank. 

According  to  Dueck,  some  people 
think  a  food  bank  on  a  university  cam- 


pus is  somewhat 

unusual.  "There 

are  some  people 

in   this  wide 

world  who  still 

think  that  stu- 
dents belong 

only  to  the  idle 

upper-middle 

class,"  said 

Dueck.  "That  is 

simply  not 
true." 

Rob  O'Brien 
agrees.  The  Car-  ■ 
leton  University 
Graduate  Stu- 
dents' Associa- 
tion VP  chairs  a 
committee 
studying  stu- 
dent poverty  at 
the  university  to 
see  if  similar 
measures  need 
to  be  taken  here. 
The  study  is  still 
in  the  early 
stages  and 

O'Brien  said  there  are  some  indications 
Carleton  students  are  living  poorly  and 
some  indications  they  aren't.  The  com- 
mittee can't  gauge  Carleton  students' 
situations  until  the  entire  student  body  is 
surveyed,  he  said. 

O'Brien  said  the  committee  conducted 
a  "feeler"  survey  this  summer  to  deter- 
mine the  level  of  student  poverty,  but 
only  40  people  responded  because  of  the 
small  number  of  students  on  campus. 

The  GSA  was  motivated  to  study  stu- 
dent poverty  because  of  the  rise  in  the 
number  of  students  asking  for  emer- 
gency loans  last  year.  The  GSA  has  set 
aside  $2,000  for  loans  of  up  to  $200  for 
graduate  students. 

O'Brien  said  the  GSA  may  hand  out 
more  emergency  funds  next  year.  The 
association  has  a  discretionary  sum  of 
money  that  has  not  been  earmarked 
specifically  for  loans  but  could  be  doled 
out  to  students,  if  there  is  a  need. 

He  said  the  association  won't  know 
the  extent  of  students'  money  problems 
until  the  end  of  first  term. 

"Most  students  are  still  on  their  sum- 
mer high  with  money  from  their  sum- 
mer jobs,"  O'Brien  said.  "Ifs  not  until 
they  run  out  of  money  at  the  end  of  the 


first  term  that  we'll  have  a  full  realiza- 
tion of  the  problem." 

Until  then,  O'Brien  says  the  GSA  can 
only  advise  students  where  to  buy  cheap 
food  and  how  to  stick  to  a  budget. 

O'Brien  said  he  hoped  to  have  a  pre- 
liminary report  completed  by  the  end  of 
September.  He  said  he  will  send  the  re- 
port to  other  universities  who  are  also 
looking  at  the  problem  and  compare 
findings. 

"We  need  to  get  people  waking  up  to 
the  problem,"  O'Brien  said. 

He  said  student  poverty  is  a  "deeply 
imbedded"  problem  within  Carleton  and 
society  in  general  and  requires  long- 
term  investigation.  According  to  him, 
setting  up  food  banks  spontaneously,  for 
example,  without  determining  if  there  is 
a  need  on  campus  will  only  compound 
the  problem. 

He  added  many  students  are  facing 
an  uphill  battle  while  getting  their  de- 
gree, particularly  graduate  students,  15 
to  20  per  cent  of  whom  have  children  to 
support. 

"Students  shouldn't  be  excluded  from 
getting  an  education  because  they  have 
to  feed  their  kids."  a 


August  27,  1992  •  The  Charlatan  •  7 


CFS  rejects  loan  payback  plan 


by  Leigh  Bowser 

Charlatan  Star! 

Christine  Vieceli  had  just  checked  on 
the  details  of  her  student  loan  repay- 
ment and  was  on  her  way  to  make  ar- 
rangements for  her  graduation. 

"I'm  fortunate,"  said  Vieceli.  She's 
working  full-time  at  a  bank  and  doesn't 
think  she'll  have  any  trouble  paying  off 
her  $3,600  student  loan. 

But  she  does  worry  about  her  twin 
sister,  who's  also  got  a  loan  to  pay  but 
hasn't  got  a  job. 

"Obviously  someone  who's  paying 
U1C  can't  afford  to  pay  back  a  loan," 
said  Vieceli. 

Help  may  be  on  the  way. 

A  system  of  "income  contingent  loan 
plans"  has  been  proposed  by  several 
government  commissions  in  Canada. 
Under  such  a  system,  loan  payments 
would  depend  on  a  person's  income  level 
after  graduation. 

Vieceli  thinks  it  would  be  great  if 
graduates  could  wait  until  they  were 
working  before  they  had  to  start  paying 
off  their  loans. 

But  the  Canadian  Federation  of  Stu- 
dents isn't  so  sure.  In  a  report  released 
Aug.  20,  CFS  criticized  income  contin- 
gent loan  repayment  plans,  saying  they 
would  not  necessarily  improve  the  acces- 
sibility of  post-secondary  education. 

The  report,  "Compromising  Access," 
states  that  with  an  income  contingent 
loan  plan  universities  would  have  greater 
autonomy  from  government,  giving 
them  the  right  to  set  higher  tuition  fees. 
CFS  said  increased  tuition  fees  would 
create  an  unmanageable  debt  load  for 
students. 

Kelly  Lamrock,  CFS  chairperson,  said 


the  Canada  Student  Loan  program  isn't 
working  very  well,  but  would  still  be 
preferable  to  an  income  contingent  loan 
system. 

As  an  alternative  to  an  income  con- 
tingent loan  plan,  the  CFS  report  offers 
suggestions  to  improving  post-second- 
ary education  in  Canada.  These  include 
a  national  grantprogram,  similar  to  the 
one  in  place  in  the  United  States,  the 
abolition  of  tuition  fees,  and  taxation  to 
provide  money  for  post-secondary  edu- 
cation. 

Grants  are  only  available  from  pro- 
vincial governments  in  Canada.  They 
are  only  available  in  some  provinces 
and  the  criteria  for  eligibility  and  fund- 
ing levels  varies  from  province  to  prov- 
ince. 


Lamrock  said  governments  have  to 
start  looking  at  tuition  increases  as  some- 
thing to  be  avoided. 

An  income  contingent  loan  system 
does  have  the  support  of  other  lobby 
groups.  The  Council  of  Ontario  Univer- 
sities, an  organization  which  represents 
university  administrations,  sees  the  sys- 
tem as  the  means  of  making  post-sec- 
ondary education  more  accessible. 

Pat  Adams,  a  spokesperson  for  the 
council,  said  an  income  contingent  loan 
system  would  benefit  students. 

"I  don't  think  it's  a  terrible  thing," 
said  Adams.  She  said  paying  off  the  loan 
wouldn't  be  any  worse  than  making 
payments  on  a  car. 

Adams  said  suggestions  of  a  corpo- 
rate education  tax  would  not  go  over 


well  with  Canadian  businesses. 

"We  live  in  one  of  the  most  taxed 
societies  right  now,"  she  said.  Adams 
said  it  is  important  to  remember  that 
these  are  the  corporations  that  hire  stu- 
dents out  of  university. 

Adams  said  income  contingent  loans 
would  eliminate  the  "demeaning" 
means  test  which  is  required  under  cur- 
rent student  loan  plans.  The  test  evalu- 
ates students'  financial  assets,  including 
the  financial  status  of  one's  parents. 
Even  if  students  are  financially  inde- 
pendent of  their  parents,  their  parents' 
income  can  affect  their  eligibility  for  a 
loan. 

Income  contingent  loan  programs  are 
already  in  place  in  British  Columbia  and 
Australia.  Q 


Harvard  parody  complaint  dismissed 


CAMBRIDGE  (College  Press  Service)  — 
Harvard  Law  SchooL's  administrative 
board  have  decided  the  authors  of  a  Law 
Rev/ewparody  that  spoofed  the  work  of  a 
slain  feminist  professor  will  not  be  disci- 
plined because  they  did  not  break  any 
rules. 

The  parody,  published  on  the  anni- 
versary of  the  death  of  Mary  Joe  Frug, 
shocked  and  angered  students  and  fac- 
ulty who  complained  that  it  was  a  symp- 
tom of  sexism  which  existed  at  the  law 
school.  Some  called  for  the  resignation 
of  the  school's  dean,  Robert  Clark,  be- 
cause they  said  he  has  not  done  enough 
to  remedy  the  problem,  but  Clark  has 
refused  to  step  down. 


Frug,  who  was  found  stabbed  to  death 
in  her  wealthy  Cambridge 
neighborhood,  wrote  about  violence 
against  women.  Frug's  husband  is  still  a 
professor  at  the  law  school. 

The  Harvard  Law  Review  published  one 
of  her  works, "  A  Post-Modemist  Feminist 
Legal  Manifesto"  in  March,  and  it  ap- 
peared as  a  spoof  titled  "He-Manifesto  of 
Post-Mortem  Legal  Feminism,"  signed 
by  "Mary  Doe,  Rigor-Mortis  Professor  of 
Law"  in  April's  parody  publication,  77ie 
Law  Revue. 

The  incoming  editor  of  The  Law  Review 
has -vowed  to  suspend  future  publica- 
tions of  the  parody,  traditionally  written 
by  upper-level  students. 


In  its  decision  not  to  discipline  the 
students,  the  administrative  board  said 
its  members  joined-"those  members  of 
the  community  who  believe  the  parody 
was  offensive,  and  we  deplore  the  pain 
it  has  caused." 

Michael  Chmura,  director  of  the  law 
school  news  bureau,  said  itwas  difficult 
to  gauge  student  reaction  to  the  deci- 
sion because  most  students  left  the  cam- 
pus for  the  summer. 

"I  think  in  the  fall  the  emphasis  will 
"be  off  of  the  individuals  involved  and 
more  on,  'What  we  are  going  to  do 
about  these  problems?'  People  will  want 
to  take  action,  form  committees," 
Chmura  said.  □ 


NOW  HIRING 

CARLETON  UNIVERSITY  STUDENTS'ASSOCIATIOIM 


AREA 


HOURLY  HOURLY 
RATE  RATE 
to  Oct  31, 1992    from  Nov  1, 1992 


NUMBER 
OF 

POSITIONS 


Security 

Unicentre 

Building  Operations 

Cleaners 

Games  Room 

Attendants 

Unicentre  Store 

Cashiers 


$7.00 
$6.00 
$6.00 
$6.00 
$5.50 


Liquor  Operations 

Bartenders 

Ass't.  Bartenders  $5.50 

Security  $7.00 

Wait  Staff  $5.50 

Cashiers  $6.00 

Entertainment  Productions 

Set-up  Crew  $7.00 

Photocopy  Centre 

Operators  $6.00 


$7.00 
$6.35 
$6.35 
$6.35 


$5.50 
$5.50 
$7.00 
$5.50 
$6.35 


$7.00 
$6.35 


10 


12 


22 
7 
12 
16 
1 


GENERAL  HIRING  PROCESS  INFORMATION 

1.  PositionstobefilledfortheperiodOctoberl992toApril  1993. 

2.  Positions  will  offer  approximately  10  to  15  hours  of  work  per 
week. 

3.  Applicants  must  present  proof  of  registration  for  academic 
year  1992-1993  and  must  have  a  valid  Social  Insurance 
Number.  Canadian  citizens,  landed  immigrants  and  foreign 
students  may  apply. 

4.  Job  descriptions  and  a  copy  of  the  CUSA  Hiring  Policy  will  be 
posted  at  the  CUSA  Office,  401  Unicentre. 

5.  Completed  applications  must  be  returned  to  the  Area  Manager 
in  person  by  4:00  p.m.,  Tuesday,  September  22th,  1992. 

6.  Applicants  will  be  pre-screened  and  the  names  of  those 
selected  for  an  interview  will  be  posted  outside  the  CUSA 
Offices  by  4:00  p.m.,  Thursday,  September  24th,  1992. 

7.  Should  your  name  appear  on  the  list  to  be  interviewed,  make 
an  appointment  with  the  secretaries  in  401  Unicentre  by  4:00 
p.m.,  Monday,  September  28th,  1992. 

8.  Interviews  will  take  place  from  Tuesday,  September  29th 
through  Friday,  October  2nd.  It  is  the  applicant's  responsibility 
to  check  whether  an  interview  has  been  granted,  to  make  an 
appointment  for  the  interview  and  to  arrive  on  time  for  it. 

9.  Final  results  will  be  posted  outside  the  CUSA  Offices  by  4:00 
p.m..  Friday,  October  2nd,  1992. 


Applications  available  from 

Friday,  August  28th  through  Tuesday, 

September  22th,  1992  from  8:30  a.m.  to  4:30  p.m.  at  the 

Carleton  University  Students'  Association,  401  Unicentre. 

Phone:  788-6688. 


8  •  The  Charlatan  •  August  27,  1992 


EDITORIAL  PAGE 


A  condor 
no  more 


Facilitator:  "Hi  there.  What  floor  are  you  on?" 
Me:  "Fourth." 
Facilitator:  "Great.  |ust  head  on  up  those 
stairs.  . .  .  You're  a  California  Condor." 
Me:  "Huh?" 

Facilitaton"Your  floor— it's  endangered  species  is 
the  California  Condor." 
Me: "Yah,  sure." 

Sure  enough,  when  I  got  to  my  room,  there  was  a 
little  silouhette  of  a  California  Condor,  cut  out  of 
construction  paper,  stuck  to  the  door — with  my  name 
on  it.  It  was  all  there  in  black  and  orange.  I  was  a 
California  Condor. 

What  the  hell,  I  wondered,  had  I  gotten  myself 
into? 

I  would  ask  myself  that  question  repeatedly  during 
the  week  that  followed  my  arrival  in  res  at  Carle  ton. 
I  mean,  the  people  were  friendly  enough  .  .  .  but  I 
hated  it.  It  was  difficult  at  the  time,  however,  to  assess 
exactly  why  I  did. 

Maybe  it  was  the  beer  cans  and  cups  and  cigarette 
butts  that  littered  the  hallway.  Maybe  it  was  the  puke 
that  stayed  in  the  stairwell  all  weekend.  Maybe  it  was 
the  mosaic  of  bodily  fluids  that  I  found  on  my  mat- 
tress. Maybe  I  was  just  bitter  about  being  labelled  a 
"California  Condor."  Mostly  though,  I  think  I  re- 
sented travelling  2,000  kms  only  to  feel  duped  —  to 
find  out  that  my  new  home  was  some  kind  of  hokey 
summer  camp. 

After  a  while,  being  treated  like  a  half-witted  six- 
year-old  takes  its  toll.  It  took  me  exactly  four  days  to 
decide  to  bail  out.  I  scraped  together  every  last  cent  I 
had  for  the  first  and  last  months'  rent  on  an  apart- 
ment and  borrowed  some  more  for  books  and  food.  I 
was  that  desperate  to  get  out. 

Imagine  my  surprise  then  to  walk  into  another 
residence  not  more  than  a  month  and  a  halt  laterwith 
a  friend  from  class  to  find  a  reasonably  civilized 
environment. 

I  had  asked  for  a  "tidy"  floor,  a  non-smoking  floor, 
a  floor  where  I  didn't  have  to  worry  about  permanent 
hearing  loss.  I  had  wanted  a  floor  like  that  of  my 
friend,  who  had  asked  for  the  opposite. 

Why  then  had  I  been  put  on  THE  PARTY  FLOOR,  as 
I've  heard  it  called? 

Because  res  is  a  craps  shoot. 

Housing  and  Food  Services  may  send  you  forms 
detailing  what  kind  of  a  floor  you'd  like  to  live  on  and 
what  kind  of  roommate  you'd  like  to  live  with,  but  as 
far  as  I  can  tell,  it's  just  a  scam  to  make  you  think  they 
have  some  sort  of  control  over  the  living  arrange- 
ments. 

So,  it's  in  your  hands. 

Whether  you're  a  butt-smoking-booze-hag  look- 
ing for  a  nice  dark  grotto  to  crawl  into  during  the 
daylight  hours  or  a  50,000-  megawatts-bright-keener 
from  hell,  rest  assured  —  if  you  have  to  stay  in  res, 
there  is  a  place  for  you. 

The  trick  is  to  find  it.  AS 


OPINION 


Zionist  denies  racism 


by  David  F.  Skoll 

David  Skoll  is  a  masters  student  in  Engineering. 

In  the  June  25  issue  of  The  Charlatan,  Nina  Abi-Aad 
asks  the  provocative  question,  "Is  Zionism  racism?"  But 
she  fails  to  give  a  clear  answer  to  her  question  or  back 
up  her  implied  answer. 

What  she  does  says  is  that  "the  Zionist  response  to 
accusations  of  racism  is  not  denial." 

Well,  as  a  Zionist,  let  me  emphatically  deny  that 
Zionism  is  racism.  The  right  of  the  Jewish  people  to 
express  their  national  aspirations  is  no  different  than 
the  right  of  any  other  people  and  should  not  imply 
discrimination  against  others. 

No  doubt,  in  practice  there  is  discrimination,  espe- 
cially in  the  Territories,  but  this  is  a  danger  inherent  in 
any  form  of  nationalism,  including  Palestinian  na- 
tionalism, and  is  not  peculiar  to  Zionism.  We  have 
reason  to  hope,  too,  that  the  new  Israeli  government 
will  be  more  forceful  in  stopping  abuses  against  Pales- 
tinians in  the  Territories  than  the  previous  one. 

However,  Abi-Aad  contends  that  Zionism  is  not  only 
racist,  but  its  practice  by  the  Israeli  government  has 
been  internationally  condemned. 

She  states  that  "members  of  the  international  com- 
munity are  still  calling  for  an  end  to  Zionist  rule  in 
Israel."  Butshedoes  not  state  which  members.  Presum- 
ably, these  members  exclude  the  over  105  states  with 
diplomatic  relations  with  Israel,  including  all  five  of 
the  UN  Security  Coundl's  permanent  members,  India 
and  most  of  the  African  nations  which  have  restored 
relations  since  1967. 

In  fact,  recent  diplomatic  recognition  of  Israel  shows 
the  1975  UN  resolution  equating  Zionism  with  racism  ' 
for  what  it  was  —  an  artifact  of  the  Cold  War. 

The  article  states,  "[m]any  Jews  are  non-Zionist,  and 
many  Zionists  are  non-Jews."  This  is  true.  However, 
surveys  and  studies  have  shown  that  the  overwhelming 
majority  of  Jews  support  the  right  of  Israel  to  exist  as  a 
Jewish  state  —  see  The  Nine  Questions  People  Ask  obout 
fudiaism  by  Dennis  Prager  and  Joseph  Telushkin. 

She  also  points  out  that  UN  Resolution  181(11) 
mandated  two  states  in  Palestine  —  a  Jewish  state  and 
an  Arab  state  —  but  that  this  "has  not  happened." 
Again,  this  is  true,  but  vital  information  is  omitted. 

In  1 947,  when  the  resolution  was  passed,  the  Zionist 
leadership  in  Palestine  voted  to  accept  it,  but  the  Arab 
leadership  rejected  it  out  of  hand.  While  this  should  not 
impact  on  any  rights  of  Palestinians  today,  it  is  neces- 
sary to  know  who  rejected  the  partition  plan,  as  back- 
ground to  the  conflict. 

Abi-Aad  cites  a  study  which  claims  that  "(o]ver  60 


per  cent  of  the  Jewish  electorate  favor  a  Jewish-domi- 
nated state  whose  borders  'ideally'  cover  Southern 
Lebanon  and  parts  of  Syria,  Jordan  and  Egypt."  This  is 
just  plain  false. 

No  serious  Israeli  political  party  has  ever  mentioned 
expanding  beyond  territory  held  by  Israel  today  and 
the  parties  which  opposed  territorial  compromise  were 
defeated  in  the  recent  Israeli  election. 

Abi-Aad  quotes  the  author  of  the  study,  James  A. 
Graff,  as  saying  "this  majority  [the  60%]  favors  expul- 
sion and  annexation  of  the  Palestinian  people."  The 
only  party  to  include  expulsion  in  its  platform  during 
the  election  was  the  Kach  party,  which  received  only  a 
very  small  percentage  of  the  vote.  The  party  has  since 
been  banned  by  the  Israeli  parliament  on  the  grounds 
that  it  promotes  racist  ideas. 

Even  Yasser  Arafat,  chairman  of  the  PLO,  has  ac- 
knowledged the  goodwill  of  the  Israeli  people  by  stating 
that  "the  Israeli  masses  have  voted  for  peace." 

Abi-Aad  also  complains  that  the  Middle  East  Peace 
Conference  has  not  produced  any  solutions.  With  all 
due  respect,  what  does  she  expect?  The  road  to  peace  in 
the  Middle  East  will  be  a  long  and  rocky  one  and  only 
perseverance  can  result  in  success. 

The  election  of  the  Labour  party  in  Israel  may 
smooth  the  path  somewhat,  but  we  must  be  careful  not 
to  expect  too  much  too  quickly.  The  alternative  to  the 
peace  process  is  too  grim  to  contemplate. 

Finally,  I  suggest  that,  as  a  first  step  to  peace,  Abi- 
Aad  refrain  from  referring  to  those  with  whom  she 
would  make  peace  as  racist.  □ 


August  27,  1992  The  Charlatan  9 


FEATURES 


by  Scott  Anderson 

Chaflalan  Staff 


"You  know  what  frat 
means  —  large  parties,  a 
large  number  of  people 
around,  and  using  the 
house  as  a  clubhouse 
rather  than  a  residence  . 
.  .  That's  cheap  and 
sleazy." 

-Lynn  Smyth,  former 
Capital  Ward  Alderman, 
October  1990. 

"We  at  Carteton  have 
been  exposed  to  a  grow- 
ing Greek  system  since 
1987.  During  this  time, 
many  questions  have 
been  asked,  and  many 
debates  about  fraterni- 
ties have  heated  up. 
There  is  a  need  to  answer 
some  of  these  questions 
and  to  dispel  some  of  the 
misconceptions  surround- 
ing Greek  organiza- 
tions." 

-Greg  Owen,  former 
Acacia  executive  officer, 
October  1990. 


Indeed,  it's  about 
time  we  dispel 
some  of  the 
misconceptions. 
Peons  like 
Smyth  don't  understand 
the  superior  nature  of  the 
"Creek  organizations"  like 
Greg  does.  Social  Darwin- 
ists like  him  built  this 
country  for  Chrissakes. 
Only  the  best  and  brightest 
will  survive  and  Greg 
thanks  God  every  night 
he's  one  of  them. 

So  no  more  couching 
fraternities  in  defensive 
rhetoric  about  their 
dedication,  as  Greg  put  it, 
"to  philanthropic  work  in 
their  respective  communi- 
ties." Greg  and  his  broth- 
ers are  holding  the  barbar- 
ians at  the  gate.  If  fraterni- 
ties like  Acacia  are 
crushed,  then  traditional 
ideals  including  family 
values,  young  entrepre- 
neurship  and  white,  male 
hegemony  will  surely  go 
down  the  shifter  with 
them. 

"Human  service,  that's 
our  motto,"  said  Acacia's 
former  social  director  and 
Inter  Fraternity  and 
Sorority  Board  rep,  Mark 
Stacey. 

Yet,  as  if  to  hasten  the 
downfall,  Carleton  will  not 
officially  recognize  the  five 
fraternities  and  three 
sororities  situated  near  the 
campus.  The  brothers  and 
sisters  have  been  repeat- 
edly denied  club  status  from  the  students'  association 
because  they  apparently  violate  the  university's  rules 
on  discrimination. 

"The  students'  association  doesn't  recognize  any 
group  that  excludes  membership  on  the  basis  of  sex, 
race,  etc.  and  frats  fall  into  that  category,"  ex- 
plained CUSA  president  Shawn  Rapley. 

By  CUSA's  definition,  Boy  Scouts  and  Girl  Guides 
could  be  classified  as  sexist  homophobes. 

"I  honestly  don't  find  them  discriminatory,"  said 
Phi  Sigma  Sigma  sister  Anne  Borkowski.  Anne  is 
Sigma's  PR  person  and  also  does  "clothing." 

Since  their  inception  at  Carleton,  fraternities  and 
sororities  have  continuously  petitioned  the  university 
for  official  recognition.  At  older  universities  where 
fraternities  and  sororities  are  officially  recognized 
they  are  governed  by  an  Inter  Fraternity  Council. 


THE  BOYS 


'N  THE 


S  OF  AN 
EDGE 


Members  of  the  university  administration  sit  on 
the  IFC  to  ensure  that  their  policies  on  drinking  and 
hazing  are  upheld.  Since  Carleton  does  not  recog- 
nize these  groups,  they  are  governed  instead  by  their 
own  Inter  Fraternity  and  Sorority  Board  made  up  of 
reps  from  each  local  Greek  organization  and  two 
non-Greek  members.  Last  year  Shawn  Rapley  and 
CUSA  Finance  Commissioner  Rene  Faucher  filled 
those  two  seats. 

The  IFSB  legitimates  fraternities  and  sororities  and 
gives  them  full-fledged  "chapter"  status  within  the 
larger  international  organizations. 

The  university  administration  at  Carleton  has 
steered  clear  of  the  discriminatory  debate  by  putting 
full  responsibility  in  CUSA's  court.  In  the  past, 
fraternities  and  sororities  that  have  approached  the 
administration  looking  for  official  status  have  been 


referred  to  CUSA,  according 
to  the  executive  assistant  to 
the  president,  Don  McEown. 

However,  three  years  ago 
when  the  question  of  recog- 
nizing Greek  organizations' 
was  put  to  president  Robin 
Farquhar  in  a  Charlatan 
interview  he  was  not  opposed 
to  a  student  referendum  on 
the  issue.  While  he  admitted 
there  were  "some  problems" 
with  them,  he  likened  the 
discriminatory  nature  of 
fraternities  and  sororities  to 
all-male  or  all-female  floors 
in  residence. 

Sparky  is  an  old  Beta 
Theta  Pi  brother  from  the 
1950s.  He  probably  under- 
stands the  value  of  fast 
women  and  an  empty  beer 
keg  at  four  in  the  morning. 

"Some  people  say  we've 
been  discriminatory  because 
we  don't  let  women  in.  Well, 
there's  sororities  for  that," 
Stacey  commented.  "The 
accusation  could  be  made  as 
well  for  the  women's  centre 
who,  to  my  knowledge,  have 
a  section  where  men  are  not 
allowed.  To  me  that  seems 
more  discriminatory  than 
anything." 

The  concept  of  a  fraternity 
or  sorority  for  many  people 
at  Carleton  probably  stems 
from  movies  like  "Animal 
House"  or  any  number  of 
Hollywood  B-movies  over  the 
past  decade  that  have 
chronicled  "college  life." 

The  frat  boys  depicted  in 
these  films  usually  fit  into 
one  of  two  moulds,  either  the 
privileged  white  guy  named 
Chad  or  Biff,  or  the  John 
Belushi-type  who  felt  relieved 
vomiting  on  everything  and 
everybody. 

If  these  myths  are  to  be 
dispelled  we  must  get  inside 
the  fraternity  and  under- 
stand the  secrets  of  these 
"Greek  organizations." 
However,  since  the  Greeks  are 
a  private  bunch  they're  not 
comfortable  sharing  their 
deepest,  darkest  secrets  with 
The  Charlatan. 

"We  can't  delve  too  deeply 
into  this  for  ritualistic  rea- 
sons," Stacey  told  me. 

Well,  Mark,  ritualistic  or 
not,  there  are  people  who  do 
not  feel  as  dedicated  to  the 
brotherhood  as  you  do. 

For  a  $50  non -refundable 
registration  fee  any  deadbeat 
can  enter  into  the  orientation 
process,  called  "Rush,"  that 
weeds  out  the  boys  from  the 
men,  so  to  speak.  Presently, 
there  are  approximately  30 
active  members  in  Acacia. 
Anywhere  from  60  to  over 
100  people  can  register  for 
the  "Rush." 
"That  list  can  go  up  to  about  120.  As  you  go 
along  through  the  month  of  Rush  the  guys  drop  off," 
Stacey  said. 

The  number  of  candidates  is  then  trimmed  down 
to  about  12  people  who  are  eventually  inducted  as 
active  members,  after  a  pledge  process. 

The  account  you  are  about  to  hear  comes  from  a 
former  Acacia  pledge.  Since  The  Charlatan  doesn't 
want  this  person  to  get  "reprimanded"  in  the  head, 
let's  call  him  "Biff  —  I  couldn't  help  myself. 

^  ic  \|/  f  i  a  P  6  y  e  ^ 

Biff  was  new  at  Carleton  and  he  didn't  know  too 
many  people.  He  thought  joining  a  fraternity  would 
be  a  good  way  to  meet  people.  He  was  white,  from  a 


10  *  The  Charlatan  •  August  27,  1992 


Welcome  to  the] 
louse  party. 

President  Shawn  Rapley  and 
Presldep*tob4n  "Sparky 
r  at  Carlaton. 


V 


\ 


Pay  now,  ask  questions  later 


by  David  Sail 

Charlatan  Staff 

It's  the  word  that  appears  in  The 
Charlatan  almost  as  often  as  you  see 
"Triple-E  senate"  in  The  Globe  and  Mail. 

Administration. 

Everybody  talks  about  it,  but 
nobody  seems  to  know  exactly  what  it 
does. 

Indeed,  admin  seems  to  like 
doing  business  in  secrecy.  You'd 
almost  think  the  Admin  building  is 
trying  to  be  Ottawa's  version  of  CIA 
headquarters  in  Langley,  Virginia.  OK, 
so  we  don't  have  a  marble  lobby,  but  a 
couple  more  corporate  donations.  .  . 

Even  admin's  location  adds  to 
this  John  Le  Carre-like  mystique.  It's 
across  the  road  from  the  main  cam- 
pus, located  way  back  on  that  plush 
lawn,  a  monolithic  structure  away 
from  the  hordes  of  frdsh. 

But  chances  are,  you'll  probably 
have  to  venture  into  its  opulent  halls 
at  least  a  couple  of  times  during  your 
university  career.  A  few  essential 
services  are  there,  like  the  business 
office  and  the  awards  office. 

The  business  office  is  usually  the 
one  you  don't  want  to  deal  with, 
because  it  probably  means  you  have  to 
pay  some  kind  of  fine  or  you  owe 
tuition  money. 


The  important 

thing  to  remember  here 

is  admin  likes  money. 

Anybody's  money.  It 

doesn't  really  matter  if 

it's  yours  or  an  oil 

company's,  it'll  take  it. 
Lately,  it  hasn't 

been  getting  as  much  as 
it  wants  from  the  provin- 
cial government,  hence 
the  $2,200  or  so  you're 
shelling  out  to  be  here 
reading  this.  If  you  know 
of  anybody  who  has  a 
couple  of  hundred  grand 
lying  around  they  don't 
know  what  to  do  with, 
tell  admin.  Big  business 
welcome. 

The  awards  office 
is  the  other  reason  you'll 
want  to  go  to  admin. 

It's  where  you  pick 
up  your  student  loans, 
bursaries  and  the  like.  I 
know  that  sounds  so 
simple.  Just  go  in,  pick 
up  your  OSAP  cheque, 
and  presto,  you've  got 
your  beer  money  for  the 
week. 

When  you  get  there,  you  find  out 
that  seemingly  half  the  students  in  the 
free  world  have  the  same  idea.  For 
$2,200,  you  could've  toured  Eastern 
Europe,  been  in  lineups  just  as  long 
and  got  a  vacation  out  of  it  too. 

Basically,  administration  looks 
after  the  general  operation  of  the 
university.  It  pays  most  of  the  bills, 
looks  after  the  buildings  and  grounds, 
helps  set  admission  standards  and 
academic  requirements,  and  helps 
finance  the  office  of  the  ombudsman, 
which  deals  with  student  complaints 
and  grievances  about  the  university. 

Another  favorite  activity  of 
admin  is  setting  up  committees  to  deal 
with  issues  like  sexual  harassment  and 
communication  between  admin  and 
students,  as  it  did  last  year,  and  then 
guarding  the  committees'  results  like 
they  were  the  crown  jewels. 

Hmm,  communication.  As  with 
the  CIA,  it's  the  watchword  around 
admin.  □ 


Not  a  bread  line  in  Russia. 


Farquhar:  admin's  head  G-man. 


CRaHatan 

^BSSf  Citlilor.  UnlvMilry't  Weekly  New.m.gnlne 


AUGUST  27,  1992 
FEATURES  SUPPLEMENT 


Contributors 

Scott  Anderson 

Brenda  Bouw 

Leigh  Bowser 

Robin  Forbes 

Andrea  Hunter 

Karin  Jordan 

Brenda  Kennedy 

Carl  Martin 

Nichole  McCill 

Jill  Perry 

Dave  Sali 

Katie  Swoger 

Photos 

Dave  Tufts 

Graphics 

Andrea  Smith 

Nichole  Waddick 

Cover  Design 

Carl  Martin 

Michael  Simpson 

A  2  •  The  Charlatan  •  August  27, 1 992 


Man,  I  Hate  Being  In 

DEEP,  DEEP,  TROUBLE 


by  Leigh  Bowser 

Charlatan  Stall 

The  course  you  absolutely  have  to  take  is 
full.  Your  TA  assigns  more  homework  than  a 
than  anyone  in  the  class  can  handle.  You've 
been  accused  of  plagiarism.  You've  been 
deregistered  and  you  don't  know  why. 

As  well  as  being  a  place  of  learning, 
Carleton,  like  all  universities,  is  a  bureauc- 
racy. Sometimes  the  red  tape  can  be  over- 
whelming, but  there  are  places  you  can  turn 
to  get  the  tangles  sorted  out. 

1.  For  complaints  about  workload  and/or 
teaching  style,  you  should  speak  to  your  TA  or 
instructor  first  to  see  if  the  problem  can  be 
solved  informally. 

2.  Jim  Kennelly  is  Carleton's  Ombuds- 
man. You  can  call  the  Office  of  the  Ombuds. 
for  advice  and  information  on  problems  you 
encounter  at  Carleton  or  out  in  the  real  world. 
788-6617. 

3.  If  you  need  information  on  the  restric- 
tions and  requirements  for  course  selection, 
talk  to  the  registrar  of  the  appropriate  faculty 


or  look  them  up  in  the  course  calendar. 

4.  If  you're  having  trouble  enroling  in  the 
courses  you  want/need,  talk  to  someone  in  the 
appropriate  department.  If  it's  absolutely 
crucial  that  you  take  a  course,  they  might  find 
a  way  to  accommodate  you. 

5.  If  the  course  you  want  to  take  is  full, 
enrol  in  something  else  temporarily.  Not 
everyone  who  signs  up  for  a  course  ends  up 
taking  it.  If  you  wait,  there  may  be  space  for 
you.  (Check  after  the  tuition  payment  dead- 
line, when  people  who  haven't  paid  get 
deregistered.)  This  doesn't  always  work,  but  it's 
worth  a  try. 

6.  The  Student  Action  Academic  Bureau 
(SAAB)  can  tell  you  about  departmental 
regulations,  academic  standing,  grade-raising 
and  supplemental  exams  and  other  academic 
regulations.  788-2600  ext.  1266. 

7.  As  a  last  resort,  you  can  talk  to  the 
Dean  of  the  Faculty  or  the  university  Senate. 

8.  When  in  doubt,  call  Information 
Carleton  788-7400.  □ 


Welcome  to  Carleton's 
Touchtone  Lottery,  please 
enter  your  student  number 
followed  by  the  pound 
key.  .  .your  classes  are 
full  and  you've  been 
deregistered. 
Do  not  attempt  to 
go  to  Admin  for 
help.  You  are 
completely  screwed.  .  . 
Remember,  Sparky  loves  you. 


August  27,  1992  •  The  Charlatan  •  A  3 


I 


by  Carl  Martin 

charlatan  ila'f 

Ever  been  robbed?  Has  someone 
ever  vandalized  your  house? 
Your  car?  Or  has  a  flasher  ever 
showed  you  something  you 
didn't  want  to  see?  Ever  been 
assaulted? 

If  any  of  these  things  has  ever 
happened  to  you  in  your 
community  you  know  how 
upsetting  it  is  to  be  a  victim  of 
crime.  Carleton  University  is  like 
any  other  community  in  that 
crimes  —  violent  crimes  — 
happen  here  too. 
For  instance,  there  have  been  14 
reported  incidents  involving 


exhibitionism  or  assault  on 
campus  since  January  1992. 
Four  of  these  have  been  sexual 
assaults. 

There  exist  at  Carleton  a 
number  of  individuals  and 
groups  who  try  to  educate 
students,  faculty  and  staff  to 
make  sure  you  don't  become 
another  victim  of  crime.  These 
people  try  hard  to  make  the 
campus  a  safer  place  by 
pressuring  the  powers  that  be  to 
put  into  place  structures 
minimizing  the  opportunity  for 
crimes.  But  as  hard  as  they  try, 
crime  still  happens. 
So  even  though  you  should  be 


protected  on  your  campus  and 
in  your  city,  a  lot  of  the 
responsibility  of  protecting 
yourself  and  your  property  falls 
upon  your  shoulders. 
Crime  prevention  habits  are 
easy  to  acquire: 

•  close  and  lock  your  residence 
door 

•  walk  along  lighted  pathways 

•  walk  with  another  person,  if 
possible 

•  call  the  Foot  Patrol  at 
788-4066  for  a  free  escort  across 
campus. 

This  month  the  phone  numbers 
of  security  and  the  Foot  Patrol 
are  being  put  on  all  the  public 
phones  on  campus. 
And  beginning  in  September  it 
will  be  easier  to  get  an  idea  of 
how  safe  Carleton  really  is. 
Thanks  to  the  efforts  of  the 
student  Safety  Commissioner's 
office,  security  and  the  Status  of 
Women  Office,  an  11"  x  17" 
orange  poster  marked  with  a 
large  yield  sign  will  be  posted  in 
over  150  locations  all  over  the 
university  to  inform  campus 
users  of  incidents  involving 


A  4  •  The  Charlatan  •  August  27, 1992 


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assault  and  other  serious  crimes 
on  campus. 

This  is  a  breakthrough, 
especially  for  women  on 
campus  who  have  long  had  to 
demand  they  be  informed  of  the 
location  and  nature  of  assaults 
on  campus. 

Carleton  users  do  have  some 
means  to  protect  themselves 
from  crime.  Take  the  initiative 
to  use  the  resources  at  your 
disposal.  □ 


The  safety  commissioner  is 
set  to  publish  a  20-page 
booklet  containing 
valuable  information 
about  campus  crime 
prevention. 

The  booklet  is  free  and  will 
be  available  Sept.  1  at  the 
CUSA  office  (401  Unicentre) 
and  other  locations  on 
campus: 

Here  are  some  excerpts: 

WHEN  WALKING  ON 
THE  STREET  AT  NIGHT 

-  Be  alert  when  walking  on 
poorly  lit  streets,  deserted 

areas,  vacant  lots,  and 
buildings  because  they  are 
potentially  dangerous 
areas. 

-  Notify  city  or  municipal 
(or  campus)  authorities  of 

burned  out  street  lights. 

-  Change  direction  or  walk 
into  a  store  or  residence,  if 
you  think  someone  might 

be  following  you. 
-  As  a  man,  if  you  find 
yourself  walking  behind  a 
female  student  on  the 


sidewalk,  make  an  effort  to 

cross  the  road. 
-  Between  the  hours  of  5:30 
p.m.  and  2  a.m.,  call  788- 
3612  and  the  Courtesy  Safety 

Van  will  pick  you  up  and 
drive  you  to  your  car  in  any 
of  the  Carleton  parking  lots. 

IF  YOU  ARE  ASSAULTED 

Don't  blame  yourself. 

-  Call  someone  you  trust  to  be 
with  you  and  to  assist  you.  If 

the  attack  has  recently 
occurred,  attend  to  your 
immediate  medical  needs. 
-  It  is  best  to  call  someone 
from  the  Victim  and  Support 
Services  and  have  them 
accompany  you  to  be 
checked  out  for  physical 
injuries,  pregnancy  and 
sexually  transmitted  diseases. 

-  Do  not  shower  or  douche,  if 
you  have  not  yet  done  so. 

Save  the  clothes  you  are 
wearing. 

-  You  are  not  required  to  take 
and  AIDS  test  right  after  you 

are  assaulted  and  it  is 
advisable  to  wait  to  be  tested 
for  this  until  after  your 


examination. 
-  If  you  are  a  male 
survivor,  know  that  you  are 
not  alone,  because  10  per 
cent  of  rape  victims  are 
men.  Contrary  to  current 
myths,  in  the  majority  of 

male  rape  cases,  the 
perpetrator  and  victim  are 
male  and  heterosexual. 

ON- CAMPUS 

EMERGENCY  788-4444 
FOOT  PATROL 

788-4066 
RAPE  CRISIS  CENTRE 

238-6666 

SEXUAL  ASSAULT 
SUPPORT  CENTRE 

234-2266 

DISTRESS  CENTRE 

238-3311 
HOSPITAL  HEALTH 
SERVICES  788-6674 
OTTAWA  CIVIC 
HOSPITAL  725-4000 
SAFETY  HOTLINE 

788-2600  EXT.1777 
WOMEN'S  CENTRE 

788-2712 
SEXUAL  HARASSMENT 
OFFICER  788-5622 


August  27,  1992  •  The  Charlatan  •  A  S 


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Money's  too  tight  to  mention 


by  Andrea  Hunter 

Charlatan  Slall 

You're  out  of  money,  the 
Bank  of  Mom  and  Dad  has  gone 
bust  and  you  and  your  friends 
are  sitting  around  staring  at  the 
walls. 

You're  looking  for  cheap 
entertainment.  I  understand.  I'm 
broke,  you're  broke  and  if  you're 
not  —  you  soon  will  be.  It  is  the  • 
law  of  students.  No  need  to 
worry.  In  Ottawa,  there  are 
amusing  things  to  do  for  a  few 
bucks. 

Music  is  most  people's  main 
source  of  entertainment  and  in 
Ottawa  music  in  all  forms  can  be 


found  cheap. 

Second-hand  CDs 
and  tapes  that  aren't 
cheesy  Tom  [ones  records 
can  be  found  at  Spinables 
(406  Dalhousie  Ave.), 
Mad  Platters  (193  Rideau 
St.)  and  Birdman  Sound 
(593  Bank  St.).  All  three 
stores  have  new  and  used, 
mainstream,  alternative 
and  imported  recordings 
for  reasonable  prices. 
Music  can  be  rented  at 
Grasshopper  (Dalhousie 
and  Murray).  Members 
can  possess  CDs  by 
Ministry,  Neil  Young  or 
Etta  James  for  three  days 
for  $4. 

If  you  prefer  your  music 
live,  many  Ottawa  clubs  only 
have  a  $5  to  $7  cover.  The  SAW 
Gallery  (2  Daly  Ave.)  frequently 
holds  shows  with  three  to  four 
mainly  local  bands  a  night. 
Zaphod  Beeblebrox  (27  York  St.) 
hosts  a  broader  range  of  acts. 
Ticket  prices  can  be  $5,  but  the 
bigger  the  band  name,  the 
higher  the  price.  The  Leslie  Spit 
Treeo,  the  Dead  Milkmen  and 
Ottawa's  Furnaceface  recently 
played  there.  At  Grand  Central 
(141  George  St.)  you  can  see  some 
bands  for  a  buck.  Keep  your  eyes 
open! 

Listening  to  deejayed  music 
can  be  cheap  too.  Most  clubs 
have  no  cover  charge  during  the 


week.  Wednesdays  are  popular  at 
The  White  Room  (160  Rideau  St.) 
and  Sundays  at  Zaphod's  are 
routine  for  many  people.  Who 
says  you  have  to  go  clubbing 
Fridays  and  Saturdays?  Of  course, 
once  inside  there  are  the 
additional  costs  of  alcohol  to 
deal  with. 

Cheap  beer  does  exist,  if 
you  look  for  it.  The  Chateau 
Lafayette,  known  as  "The  Laf" 
(42  York  St.)  and  the  Lockmaster 
(Bank  and  Somerset)  both  serve 
quarts  of  brew  imported  from 
Hull.  Definite  tavern 
atmospheres,  but  don't  go  alone. 
The  regulars  (hey  — you  may 
become  one)  can  be  overly 
friendly  or  looking  for  a  fight. 


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THIS  SATURDAY 
700  SOAPDISH 
901  GHOST 


For  movies,  the  Mayfair 
(1074  Bank  St.)  and  the  Bytowne 
(325  Rideau  St.)  are  the  two  best 
deals  in  town.  The  Mayfair  shows 
two  movies  a  night  for  the  price 
of  one.  A  $10  annual 
membership  gets  you  in  free  once 
and  $5  thereafter.  With  a  J  7 
annual  Bytowne  membership, 
admission  is  only  $4  per  film. 

Ottawa's  two  repertory 
theatres  are  very  different.  The 
Mayfair  shows  movies  once  they 
leave  mainstream  theatres  and 
once  in  a  while  show  classics  like 
The  Shining  and  The  Wall.  The 
Bytowne  features  more  foreign 
and  independent  films,  plus 
crazy  festivals  like  the  recent  Sick 
&  Twisted  'Toons. 

Half-price  movie  Tuesdays 
happens  in  Ottawa,  but,  if  you 
can  find  the  Vanier  Theatre  (take 
the  #2  bus)  new  releases  are 
regularly  four  dollars  and  two 
dollars  on  Tuesdays. 

If  you're  starving  to  death 
the  Cock  Robin  (56  ByWard 
Market)  and  Grand  Central  have 
the  cheapest  food  prices  in  town. 
For  $3  at  the  Cock  Robin  you  get 
huge  amounts  of  homemade 
food  and  a  drink.  The  prices  at 


Grand 
Central 
are,  with 
few 

exceptions, 
below 
$5.99. 
Pizza,  the 
staple  of 
life,  is 
between 
$4.99  for  a 
small  and 
$6.99  for  a 
large.  The 
food  is  good  for  the  quantity  of 
food  you  get. 

For  the  more  culturally 
minded  there's  a  large  collection 
of  museums  and  all  of  them  are 
FREE  at  different  times  on 
Thursdays.  The  Museum  of 
Nature  (McLeod  and  Metcalfe) 
and  the  Museum  of  Civilization 
(100  Laurier  in  Hull)  are  $3  or 
$3.50  for  students  and  free  from 
5  p.m.  to  close  on  Thursdays.  The 
National  Gallery  (380  Sussex  Dr.) 
is  free  all  day  Thursdays  and  $3 
for  students  other  days.  Plus  they 
have  occasional  free  film 


screenings  and  art  seminars. 
Students  only  have  to  fork  over 
$1.50  for  the  new  Museum  of 
Photography  (1  Rideau  St.). 

And  there  are  countless 
number  of  small,  privately- 
owned  galleries  in  the  Market 
and  along  Bank  Street  that  are 
open  to  art  lovers. 

To  spend  absolutely  zero 
money  is  possible  as  well. 

Stroll  down  to  the  ByWard 
Market  and  watch  the  buskers 
and  street  artists.  The  Rideau 
Canal  is  the  longest  skating  rink 
in  the  world  in  the  winter  and 
during  the  fall  and  spring  there 
are  bike  paths  that  run  all  along 
it.  The  Gatineau  Hills  are  just  a 
short  20  minutes  away  for  the 
more  adventurous  biker. 

People-watch  in  the  Market 
or  along  Bank  Street  where  the 
stranger  people  of  Ottawa  hang 
out.  Play  hide  and  seek  on  the 
roof  of  the  Rideau  Centre.  Go 
exploring  and  try  to  find  the 
secret  caves  of  Ottawa. 

Be  inventive.  Be  bizarre. 
The  world  is  funny.  Even  when 
you're  broke.  □ 


National  Gallery  of  Canada. 


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CAN  YOU  SEE  THE  DIFFERENCE? 

THIS  IS  SAGGY,  THE  SAGA  FISH.  SPOT  THE  SEVEN  ITEMS  THAT  ARE  DIFFERENT. 


A  8  •  The  Charlatan  •  August  27, 1992 


FREE  STUFF 


by  Brenda  Bouw 

Charlatan  Stall 

You  ve  paid  your  tuition, 
bought  your  books  and  given  your 
first  and  last  months'  rent. 

You  worked  two  summer  jobs 
to  get  this  far,  and  your  Canada 
Student  Loan  doesn't  look  like  it 
will  take  you  past  October. 

Mom  and  dad  refuse  to  send 
any  more  cash  and  Kraft  Dinner  is 
not  your  idea  of  a  good  meal. 

You're  broke,  and  the  line 
"I'm  only  a  student"  works  only 
when  you  are  not  going  to  leave  a 
tip. 

Eight  months  left  to  go? 
Welcome  to  university. 

You  would  like  to  get  a  job, 
but  know  that  part-time  jobs  are 
not  only  hard  to  come  by  during 
this  recession,  but  could  conflict  not 
only  with  your  new  social  calendar, 
but  even  your  studies. 

Everything  with  the  word 
FREE  has  fine  print,  and  you  are 
not  sure  what's  left. 

Carleton  may  not  be  the 
easiest  place  for  you  to  save 
money,  but  luckily,  there  are  ways 


for  students  to  get  things  for  free  at 
the  same  time  as  you  pay  too  much 
for  your  education. 

Let's  start  with  the  basics.You 
need  to  eat?  Buying  food  on 
campus  is  expensive,  but  eating 
expensive  food  on  campus  is  not 
impossible. 

If  you  want  to  eat  for  free  on 
campus,  your  best  bet  is  to  become 
a  weekly  reader  of  This  Week  at 
Carleton. 

This  Week  at  Carleton  is  a 
publication  put  out  by 
administration  and  has  a 
wonderful  list  on  the  back  page  of 
all  seminars  and  lectures  that  will 
take  place  during  the  week.  Many 
of  these  events  are  followed  by 
wine  and  cheese  parties,  or  small 
luncheons,  where  listeners  are 
invited  to  indulge. 

Sometimes  lectures  on  snails 
in  medieval  literature  aren't  so  bad 
with  Le  Piat  D'Or  and  some  mild 
Cheddar. 

School  supplies  aren't  too 
hard  to  come  by  if  you  go  to  the 
right  places.  CUSA  hands  out  free 


school  planners  to  all  students  at 
the  start  of  the  school  year.  They 
include  student  saver  stickers  that 
can  get  you  deals  at  stores  and 
restaurants  throughout  town. 

Need  paper?  The  library  has 
lots  to  spare  if  you  know  how  to 
photocopy. 

Entertainment  is  often  free  on 
campus.  Roosters  hosts  Friday 
Freebies  each  week  featuring 
musicians  and  comedians.  It's  a 
good  idea  to  get  there  early 
because,  unfortunately,  things  that 
are  free  often  have  a  maximum 
capacity. 

Movies  are  also  free  during 
weekday  afternoons  at  Oliver's. 
Show  times  for  the  newest  video 
releases  are  shown  at  one  and  three 
o'clock  in  the  afternoon. 

Condoms  are  also  free. 
Health  Services  will  always  have  an 
abundant  supply,  just  in  case. 

And  finally,  last  but  not  least, 
The  Charlatan  is  free.  You  can  pick 
it  up  every  Thursday  afternoon  in 
almost  any  building  on  campus.  □ 


August  27,  1992  •  The  Charlatan  •  A  9 


by  Robin  Forbes 

Charlatan  Stall 

Why  safer  sex?  Because  there 
are  many  sexually  transmitted 
diseases  you  can  be  exposed  to 
without  realizing  it,  because  people 
can  have  chlamydia,  hepatitis, 
herpes,  even  be  HIV  positive  and 
look  healthy. 

Every  time  you  have  sex  with 
someone  and  don't  practice  safer 
sex,  you  risk  infection  with  any 
number  of  diseases.  If  you  have 
any  unusual  discharge,  genital 
warts,  bumps  or  blisters,  or  if 
peeing  is  painful,  get  thee  to  a 


P 


doctor! 

What  is  safer  sex  anyway?  In 
the  early  days  of  the  AIDS 
pandemic,  it  was  euphemistically 
referred  to  as  "not  sharing  bodily 
fluids."  what  fluids  might  these 
be?  Spit?  Urine?  Runny  ear  wax? 
No.  Safer  sex  means  always  using  a 
lubricated  condom  before  there  is 
any  contact  between  a  penis  and 
an  ass,  a  penis  and  a  vagina,  or  a 
dildo  and  either  of  the  above. 


Oral  sex  on  a  man  is  a  low 
risk  activity,  but  you  might  want  to 
wrap  that  willy  with  a  non 
lubricated  condom  anyway.  Low 
risk  doesn't  mean  no  risk,  don't  ya 
know.  Oral  sex  on  a  woman  is  low 
risk  too,  unless  she  has  her  period, 
or  it  is  immediately  before  or  after 
her  period.  To  practise  safer  oral 
sex  with  a  woman  use  a  dental 
dam  (a  square  piece  of  latex)  or  a 
non-lubricated  condom  cut  open  to 
cover  the  vagina. 

Then  there's  rimming.  For  the 
Republicans  and  REAL  Women 
among  us,  rimming  is  oral-anal 
contact.  Yup,  sticking  your  tongue 
up  someone's  butt,  or  having 
someone  do  the  same  to  you.  This 
is  a  low-risk  activity  in  terms  of  HIV 
infection,  but  high  risk  for  hepatitis 
or  intestinal  parasites.  Use  that 
dental  dam! 

If  you  share  needles,  for 
tattooing,  piercing  body  parts  or 
injecting  drugs  (Welcome  to  the 
world  of  university.  It  does  happen 
here.)  There  is  a  risk  that  you  are 
also  sharing  hepatitis,  tuberculosis 
or  HIV. 

The  Do-It  Yourself  Safer  Sex 
Workshop 

You  will  need: 
•condoms 

•water  based  lubricant  (K-Y, 
Mukko,  AstroGlide,  Wet) 


•a  hand 

•a  penis,  dildo,  cucumber  or 
banana 

PART  ONE  —  THE  TEST: 

STEP  ONE:  Purchase  condoms. 
Things  to  pay  attention  to: 
-Buy  latex,  not  lambskin  condoms. 
You'll  know  the  difference  because 
lambskin  condoms  cost  about  $30/ 
box. 

-Expiry  date.  Try  to  buy  condoms 
with  a  life  span  of  at  least  three 
more  years. 

-Lubricated  condoms  for  sex,  non- 
lubricated  condoms  for  blow  jobs. 
-Ribbed?  Colored?  Extra  Large? 
Extra  Strength?  You  decide. 

STEP  TWO:  Purchase  lube.  Try  the 
drug  store  for  K-Y  Jelly.  Epoch 
Condoms  (270  Dalhousie),  The 
Women's  Bookstore  (272  Elgin), 
After  Stonewall  (103  Fourth  Ave.) 
and  the  Peer  Counselling  Centre 
(316  Unicentre,  Carleton 
University)  have  other  kinds  of 
lube. 

STEP  THREE:  Tear  open  condom 
pack.  Don't  use  your  teeth!  Using 
your  thumb  nail  squish  the 
condom  to  one  side  of  the  package, 
then  tear  the  opposite  comer.  The 
condom  should  slide  out  easily. 

CONDOR 


see 


STEP  FOUR:  Extend  your  hand, 
keeping  the  fingers  together. 
Carefully  unroll  a  condom  down 
the  length  of  your  hand.  Trust  me 
on  this  one.  Once  you  have  the 
condom  on  your  hand  whine,  "I 
hate  condoms.  They're  too  tight." 
Have  you  recently  had  sex  with  a 
penis  as  big  as  your  hand?  Realize 
that  this  is  not  a  real  good  excuse 
for  not  using  condoms. 

STEP  FIVE:  Whine,  "I  can't  feel 


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WHERE  TO  GO 

IF  YOU  ARE  CONCERNED 

ABOUT  STDs: 


anything  through  it."  Caress  your 
hand  through  the  condom.  Can 
you  say  in  all  honesty  that  you 
can't  feel  anything?  Whine,  "It 
feels  funny.  It's  not  natural."  How 
natural  does  an  easily  preventable, 
slow,  painful  death  in  your  early 
20s  feel?  ADDED  BONUS:  If  you 
used  a  lubricated  condom  to  do 
this,  you  won't  need  to  use  hand 
lotion  for  a  while. 

STEP  SIX:  Your  choice.  Take  the 
condom  off.  Stretch  you  hand  while 
still  in  the  condom.  Try  to  break 
the  condom  with  your  nails.  Chase 
people  around  and  try  to  slime 
them  with  lube. 

PART  TWO  —  DOING  IT:  If  you 

have  not  already  done  steps  one, 
two  and  three  from  Part  One, 
please  do  so  before  proceeding. 

STEP  ONE:  Get  a  banana, 


cucumber,  dildo  or  erect  human 
penis. 

STEP  TWO:  Using  the  lubricant, 
squeeze  a  drop  into  the  tip  of  the 
condom  and  squish  this  around 
coating  the  inside  of  the  condom 
without  unrolling  it. 

STEP  THREE:  Squeeze  the  tip  of  the 
condom  and  gently  roll  it  down  the 
banana,  cucumber,  dildo,  penis, 
etc.. 

STEP  FOUR:  Coat  outside  of 
condom  with  lubricant.  Lube  on 
the  inside  makes  the  condom  better 
for  him,  lube  on  the  outside  makes 
it  feel  better  for  whoever  else  might 
be  participating  in  this  endeavour. 

STEP  FIVE:  Masturbate.  Have  sex. 
Get  used  to  the  feel  of  condoms. 
Chase  people  and  try  to  slime  them 
with  lube.  HAVE  FUN!  □ 


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ON  CAMPUS: 

-Health  Services  (6th  floor 
Unicentre,  788-6674)  will  test 
for  Sexually  Transmitted 
Diseases  and  often  has  free 
condoms  at  the  front  desk. 
-The  Peer  Counselling  Centre 
sells  condoms  and  foam  at  cost, 
has  free  needle  cleaning  kits 
and  a  resource  centre  with  over 
ISO  pamphlets,  books  and  a 
clipping  file.  They  offer  non- 
directive  counselling  and 
referrals  to  other  agencies. 

OFF  CAMPUS: 

-Ottawa  now  has  anonymous 
AIDS  testing  facilities.  Call  563- 
AIDS  to  make  an  appointment. 
-The  STD  Clinic  (250  Besserer, 
234-0747)  diagnoses  and  treats 
all  sexually  transmitted 
diseases. 

-The  AIDS  Committee  of 
Ottawa  (267  Dalhousie,  238- 
5014)  offers  free  condoms, 
lubes  and  dental  dams.  They 
have  a  resource  centre  and  offer 
counselling  for  those  living 
with  HIV.  They  also  run  a 
support  and  info  line  Monday 
to  Thursday  7-10  p.m.,  238- 
4111. 

-The  Site  Needle  Exchange 
(408A  Somerset  W.,  phone  for 
location  of  travelling  van  232- 
3232)  does  HIV  and  hepatitis  B 
tests  and  offers  free  condoms, 
needle  cleaning  kits  and 
needles. 

-The  Birth  Control  Clinic 
(480  Somerset  W„  232  2667) 
will  discuss  questions  about 
sexuality  and  birth  control  and 
offers  prescription  birth  control 
(the  pill,  diaphragm,  IUD), 
none  of  which  will  protect  you 
from  an  STD.  □ 


August  27,  1992  •  The  Charlatan  •  A  11 


No  means  no.  Not  now  means  no.  I  have  a  boy/ 
girlfriend  means  no.  No  thanks  means  no. 
You're  not  my  type  means  no.  $#@M!  off  means 
no.  I'd  rather  be  alone  right  now  means  no.  I 
really  like  you  but...  means  no.  Let's  just  go  to 
sleep  means  no.  I'm  not  sure  means  no.  You've/ 
I've  been  drinking  means  no.  Silence  means  no. 
No  means  no.  Not  now  means  no.  I  have  a  boy/ 
girlriend  means  no.  No  thanks  means  no. 
You're  not  my  type  means  no.  $#@H!  off  means 
no.  I'd  rather  be  alone  right  now  means  no.  I 
really  like  you  but...  means  no.  Let's  just  go  to 
sleep  means  no.  I'm  not  sure  means  no.  You've/ 
I've  been  drinking  means  no.  Silence  means  no. 
No  means  no.  Not  now  means  no.  I  have  a  boy/ 
girlfriend  means  no.  No  thanks  means  no. 
You're  not  my  type  means  no.  $#@!!!  off  means  j 
no.  I'd  rather  be  alone  right  now  means  no.  f 

MEANS  NO! 


by  Brenda  Kennedy 

Charlatan  Stall 

It  is  estimated  by  the  Ontario 
Federation  of  Students  that  one  in 
eight  university  women  will  be 
sexually  assaulted  at  some  point  in 
their  university  career.  And  almost  75 
per  cent  of  sexual  assaults  are  by 
someone  the  victim  knows. 

Crunch  some  numbers,  and  over 
the  next  four  years,  as  many  as  2,500 
Carleton  students  will  be  raped.  Of 
these,  1,800  will  be  date  rapes.  One  in 
three  women  will  be  sexually  assaulted 
during  her  lifetime. 

Sexual  assault  includes  forced 
sex  and  unwanted,  sexual  touching  — 


any  sexual  act  which  you  do  not  wish 
to  take  part  in.  Legally,  rape  is  defined 
as  forcible  penetration. 

Date  rape  is  sexual  assault  that 
occurs  in,  or  as  a  result  of,  a  social 
situation  or  relationship.  It  can 
happen  on  a  date,  in  a  friend/ 
classmate/acquaintance/date/lover's 
apartment  or  residence  room,  at  a 
party  —  anywhere  you  are  alone  with 
someone  you  know. 

Even  though  it  is  called  date 
rape,  you  do  not  have  to  be 
romantically  interested  in  the  rapist.  It 
can  be  someone  you  are  studying  with 
or  working  on  a  school  project  with. 

"Rape  is  not  only  committed  by 


strangers  in  dark  alleyways,"  says  Lisa 
Jacobs,  co-ordinatorof  Carleton's 
Women's  Centre.  "The  majority  of 
rapes  are  by  people  you  know." 

In  a  1988  American  university 
date  rape  survey,  only  27  per  cent  of 
women  who  had  legally  been  raped 
thought  what  had  happened  to  them 
was  rape. 

One  in  12  male  students 
admitted  to  having  legally  raped.  Of 
those,  84  per  cent  felt  what  they  had 
done  was  not  rape.  Fifty  seven  per  cent 
of  the  attacks  happened  on  dates. 
Drinking  and/or  drugs  were  often 
involved  (75  per  cent  of  attackers  and 
55  per  cent  of  victims). 


A  12  •  The  Charlatan  •  August  27,  1992 


Date  rape  has  the  lowest 
reporting  rate  of  all  crimes.  It  is 
estimated  that  a  mere  one  per  cent  of 
these  attacks  are  reported  to  police. 

The  average  age  of  a  sexual 
assault  victim  is  between  17  and  24. 
Clearly,  universities  are  high-risk  areas 
for  women.  However,  men  and  women 
can  work  to  avoid  and  prevent  date 
rape. 

Don't  assume  that  since 
she  has  had  sex  With  you 
before  she  will  always 
want  to  have  sex. with 
you. 

Men:  The  number  one  thing  to 
remember  is,  don't  make  any 
assumptions.  Don't  assume  that 
because  you  have  bought  a  woman 
dinner  or  drinks  she  "owes"  you  sex. 
Don't  assume  that  if  she  comes  into 
your  apartment  or  residence  room,  she 
wants  to  have  sex  with  you.  Don't 
assume  that  since  she  has  had  sex  with 
you  before,  she  will  always  want  to 
have  sex  with  you.  If  you're  getting 
mixed  messages,  talk  about  it.  And 
finally,  don't  assume  that  "no"  really 
means  "yes."  No  means  no. 

Be  sensitive  to  the  fact  that 
women  may  not  always  be 
comfortable  alone  with  you,  especially 
at  the  beginning  of  a  relationship. 
Suggest  group  activities.  The  idea  that 
"scoring"  makes  you  a  "real  man"  is 
outdated,  sexist  and,  in  the  age  of 
AIDS,  potentially  deadly. 

Even  though  it  is 
called  date  rape,  you  do 
not  have  to  be 
romantically  interested 
in  the  rapist.  It  can  be 
someone  you  are  1 
studying  with  or  working 
on  a  school  project  with. 

Watch  your  drinking,  and  know 
your  limits.  Realize  that  your  sexual 
desires  are  just  that  —  desires,  not 
rights. 

Women:  While  you  can't 
completely  protect  yourself  from  rape, 
especially  date  rape,  there  are  steps 
you  can  take. 


Orientation  is  an  especially  bad 
time  of  year.  There  are  large  numbers 
of  people  away  from  home  for  what 
may  be  the  first  time;  there  is  an 
artificial  closeness  in  frosh  groups;  and 
most  new  students  are  unfamiliar  with 
getting  around  the  university.  Add  a 
focus  on  drinking,  and  women  become 
more  vulnerable  to  date  rape. 

Choose  group  activities  when 
you  don't  know  someone  well.  Watch 
your  drinking,  and  always  have 
enough  cash  to  get  yourself  home. 

Communicate  your  sexual  limits 
clearly,  and  stick  to  them.  It's  your 
body  and  it's  your  right  to  say  "no," 
no  matter  what  the  situation.  You  can 
reject  sexual  activity  without  rejecting 
the  person. 

Assess  situations  before  entering 
them.  Take  note  of  body  language  and 
suggestive  conversational  tones.  If  you 
feel  uncomfortable  in  a  situation,  try 
to  get  out  of  it. 

It's  your  body  and  it's 
your  right  to  say  "no,"  no 
matter  what  the 
situation. 


Despite  what  you  can  do,  date 
rape  can  still  happen.  If  you  are  or 
have  been  raped,  please  remember:  do 
not  blame  yourself.  You  are  not 
responsible  for  what  happened.  You 
did  not  ask  to  be  attacked. 

If  you  are  raped,  the  first  thing 
to  do  is  to  get  somewhere  safe. 

Contact  someone  you  trust,  who 
will  listen  to  you  and  believe  you.  If  a 
friend  or  relative  is  not  available,  there 
are  places  to  call  for  support  and 
advice. 

The  Rape  Crisis  Centre  is 
confidential,  and  is  open  24  hours. 
The  workers  are  trained  to  help  you  in 
getting  medical  attention  and 
reporting  the  crime  to  police,  if  you 
choose,  as  well  as  being  trained  in 
counselling. 

If  you  want  to  report  the  crime, 
the  Rape  Crisis  Centre  recommends 
you  do  not  wash,  shower,  douche,  eat, 
drink,  pee  or  change  clothes  until  you 
undergo  a  medical  examination.  If 
you  decide  to  press  charges,  physical 
evidence  on  your  body  can  be 
preserved. 

You  will  have  to  go  through  the 
examination  within  24  hours  of  the 
rape.  However,  there  is  no  time  limit 


on  when  you  can  press  charges,  with 
or  without  the  exam. 

You  can  get  the  examination 
done  at  any  emergency  room  in  the 
city,  where  they  have  rape  evidence 
kits  provided  by  the  provincial 
government,  says  Judie  McSkimmings 
of  the  RCC. 

But  the  Sexual  Assault  Support 
Centre  does  not  recommend  this 
examination  to  women.  "The  exam  is 
long  and  can  be  humiliating  and 
traumatic,"  says  Cindy  Dougherty  of 
SASC. 

She  says  the  examination  can 
only  prove  that  ejaculation  took  place 
without  a  condom.  "In  a  court  of  law, 
it's  always  consent  that  it  boils  down 

to." 

But  if  you  just  want  medical 
treatment  you  are  not  obliged  to  have 
to  undergo  a  rape  evidence 
examination  or  press  charges. 

It  is  advisable  to  get  medical 
attention  right  away,  to  treat  any 
injuries  and  to  prevent  STDs  and 
pregnancy. 

Whether  to  contact  the  police  is 
a  difficult  decision,  especially  if  you 
know  your  attacker  well.  But 
remember  that  date  rape  is  just  that: 
rape.  It's  a  crime,  no  matter  whether 
you  know  your  attacker  or  not.  □ 

DATE  RAPE 

Vdat\_Vrap\n: 

Not  understanding 

NO. 


IF  YOU  NEED  HELP: 

Rape  Crisis  Centre 

729-8889 
Sexual  Assault  Support 
Centre  of  Ottawa 

214  2266 

Ambulance/Police  911 
Women's  Centre  788-2712 
CUSA  Safety  Hotline 

788-2600  ext.  1777 
Distress  Centre  2J8-3J11 
Ottawa  Civic  Hospital 

725-4000 


August  27,  1992  •  The  Charlatan  •  A  13 


Put  the  "U"  back  into  CUSA 


by  Scott  Anderson 

Charlatan  Staff 

What  the  hell  Carleton,  let's 
kick  off  with  on  upbeat  prediction: 
This  year  the  Carleton  University 
Students'  Association  will  do  wonderful 
things. 

All  you  fourth-year  students  can 
stop  the  cynical  gouging  right  now. 
This  is  the  year  of  the  New  CUSA  Deal. 
This  is  the  year  the  "you"  is  put  back 
in  CUSA. 

In  recent  years  most  students 
have  been  indifferent  about  campus 
politics.  Last  year  only  15  per  cent  of 
the  student  population  voted  in  the 
presidential  election.  That  number  was 
down  30  percent  from  the  year  before. 

Shawn  Rapley,  who  held  the 
position  of  VP  external  in  1988-89, 
won  the  election  last  spring  with  a 
laughoble  836  votes.  No  president  has 
won  with  fewer  votes  since  1982. 

Successful  candidates  usually 
have  a  small  base  of  support  — 
residence  fellows,  a  fraternity  or  a 
society  —  to  help  get  them  elected  and 
which  they  continue  to  draw  from  in 
proceeding  elections.  With  only  15 
percent  of  the  student  population 
going  to  the  polls,  it  doesn't  take  many 
votes  to  secure  a  winning  campaign. 


Student  apathy  has 
made  CUSA  elections  a 
cakewalk  for  incumbents. 
Once  a  candidate  has  been 
elected  to  council  you  can 
expect  him  or  her  to  be 
there,  in  one  capacity  or 
another,  for  at  least  the 
next  three  years. 

Obviously,  this 
results  in  a  very 
unrepresentative  student 
association.  Council  has 
become  a  bastion  of  young 
opportunists  who  really 
have  no  idea  how  to 
conduct  student  affairs 
outside  of  bar  management 
and  pep  rallies. 

Well  folks,  despite  all 
the  CUSA  bitching  you  and 
The  Charlatan  do 
periodically,  we've  got  nobody  to 
blame  but  ourselves.  After  all,  we  elect 
these  people  —  either  at  the  ballot  box 
or  indirectly  as  a  result  of  our 
indifference. 

The  disinterest  appears  to  be 
fostered  by  a  misconception  among 
the  majority  of  students  that  CUSA  is 
simply  a  Mickey  Mouse  organization 
with  only  marginal  responsibilities. 
CUSA  ain't  no  high  school  glee  club. 
This  year  council  will  manage  over  $2 
million  of  your  money.  That  doesn't 
include  the  additional  $400,000 
tucked  away  in  retained  earnings. 

Every  student  has  a  sizable 
investment  in  this  organization  and  so 
they  should  be  looking  into  ways 
CUSA  can  better  represent  them. 
There's  no  law  that  says  we're  stuck 
with  the  way  things  are  or  that  CUSA 
can  not  be  reformed.  All  it  takes  is  a 
little  initiative  and  imagination. 
Here's  a  few  suggestions: 

Scrap  the  New  University 
Government.  NUG  is  totally 
dysfunctional  and  has  done  nothing 
in  the  past  few  years  to  effect  real 
change  for  students.  Instead,  each 
department  should  elect  their  own 
representatives  to  CUSA. 

Presently,  14  arts  and  social 
sciences  candidates  are  clumped 
together  in  the  general  election.  If 
Engineering,  Journalism,  Computer 
Science,  Architecture,  Commerce, 
Industrial  Design  and  Science  have 


their  own  elected  reps,  why  shouldn't 
English  and  Political  Science?  Each 
department  in  the  arts  and  social 
science  faculty  —  as  well  as  the  other 
faculties  —  should  have  a  seat  on 
council  directly  representing  their 
interests,  instead  of  14  faceless 
councillors  who  are  accountable  to 
nobody.  These  people  could  represent 
students  within  their  department. 

Students  might  also  want  to 
think  about  making  the  vice- 
presidential  positions  elected  seats. 
Councillors  are  currently  appointed  to 
a  VP  portfolio  by  the  president-elect, 
with  committee,  after  the  elections  and 
ratified  by  council. 

In  the  past,  huge  rifts  in  the 
executive  caused  by  petty  in-fighting 
have  turned  the  CUSA  executive  into  a 
circus.  It's  apparent  that  patronage 
can  play  a  role  in  these  appointments 
and  that  under  the  present  system  any 
dingbat  can  end  up  in  office.  Electing 
VPs  would  help  do  away  with 
candidates  who  run  for  council,  not 
because  they  want  to  help  students, 
but  because  they  covet  a  VP  position. 

In  the  end  it's  up  to  you 
Carleton.  We  can  have  another  run- 
of-the-mill  CUSA  year,  or  we  can 
demand  a  New  Deal.  If  students  get 
involved  this  could  be  the  year  the 
outsiders  shake  the  foundations.  If  not 
.  .  .  well,  keep  in  mind,  CUSA  spelled 
backwards  is  ASUC.  □ 


A  14  •  The  Charlatan  •  August  27, 1 992 


by  Nlchole  McCIII 

Charialan  Staff 

Ottawa  is  an  arts  town. 

Don't  listen  to  guffaws  from  other 
people  who  hail  larger  cities  as  such. 
Ottawans  are  great  supporters  of  the 
arts  and  Ottawa  is  a  major  recipient  of 
government  arts  funding. 

What  this  means  for  aspiring 
starving  artists  is  there  are  many 
creative  arts  outlets  in  Ottawa, 
considering  the  size  of  the  city.  Some 
outlets  are  even  accessible  to  the 
neophyte. 

As  you  probably  have  figured  out, 
Carleton  offers  nothing  in  terms  of 
creative  arts  education.  Not  unless  you 
are  strictly  interested  in  theory.  But 
there  are  other  organizations  in 
Ottawa  that  do  offer  such  instruction. 

The  Ottawa  School  of  Art  located 
at  35  George  Street  in  the  Byward 
Market,  offers  a  variety  of  courses  in 
painting,  drawing,  sculpture,  mixed 
media  and  photography  for  the 
beginner  or  the  seasoned  artiste.  Most 
fees  for  a  13-week  course  are  under 
$200  and  one-day  crash-course 
workshops  are  also  offered. 

Materials  are  not  provided  by  the 
school,  but  cheap  art  supplies  can  be 
found  in  this  city.  Tern  Art  Supplies  at 
203  Catherine  Street  is  a  good  place  to 
get  quality  acrylic  and  oils  for  a 
bargain. 

Exhibiting  work  is  another  issue. 
Local  galleries  usually  book  shows  of 
veteran  artists  years  ahead,  but  the 
SAW  Gallery,  at  67  Nicholas,  features 
works  of  grassroots  artists  in  an  open 
exhibit  once  a  year.  Their  last  open 
exhibit  was  in  early  August. 

SAW  also  has  a  video  component. 


For  $25  you  can  become  a 
SAW  member  and  pay  a 
reduced  fee  for  video 
workshops.  There  are  other 
additional  fees  if  you  wish  to 
use  the  club's  Hi-8  and  3/4" 
equipment  and  facilities  to 
produce  videos. 

SAW  has  a  video  incentive 
program  called  JumpstART  to 
give  artists  with  backgrounds 
in  other  media  a  chance  to  try 
video  art.  Cash  awards  of  $500 
and  discounts  in  equipment 
rental  rates  go  towards  the 
costs  of  producing  a  proposed 
video  work. 

Carleton  is  not  without  its 
own  video  equipment,  but  it  is 
mostly  used  by  Journalism 
students.  Students  in  other  disciplines 
can  sign  out  Hi-8  video  cameras  from 
Instructional  Media  Services  on  sixth 
floor  Southam,  but  there  is  a  high 
demand  and  a  long  waiting  list.  IMS 
also  prefer  that  the  equipment  will  be 
used  towards  academic  work. 

There  are  not  as  many 
opportunities  in  Ottawa  for  film.  The 
Independent  Filmmakers  Cooperative 
of  Ottawa  in  the  Arts  Court 
occasionally  puts  on  workshops.  And 
there  are  a  few  studios  that  rent  out 
their  editing  studios  or  where  you  can 
volunteer.  But  there  isn't  a  lot  of  film 
production  action  in  Ottawa. 

Photo-buffs  will  be  glad  to  know 
that  there  are  facilities  for  color,  and 
black  and  white  photography  on 
campus.  The  Photo  Club,  fifth  floor 
Unicentre,  is  open  to  all  students.  A 
$66  student  membership  [not 
including  that  nasty  GST]  allows 
unlimited  use  of  the  clubs  facilities  for 
eight  months.  The  club  provides  the 
chemicals,  while  members  provide  film 
and  paper.  There  also  is  a  loan  pool  of 
equipment  for  those  who  don't  own 
their  own  cameras.  The  clientele 
ranges  from  professional 
photographers  to  novices,  so  if  you 
can't  calculate  F-stops  or  depths  of 
field  yet,  that's  alright. 

Carleton  also  has  a  campus  stage 
company  for  aspiring  thespians.  Sock 
'n  Buskin  usually  puts  on  two  major 
productions  during  the  school  year 
and  holds  workshops.  Dan  Ackroyd  is 
the  company's  most  famous  alumnus. 

Other  Ottawa  theatre  companies 
hold  open  auditions  once  a  year  for 
the  experienced  dramatist.  The  Great 
Canadian  Theatre  Company,  founded 
by  Carleton  students,  holds  auditions 


in  the  spring  as  does  the  theatre  for 
Arts  Court.  Resumes  should  be  handed 
in  for  December. 

If  you  are  looking  for  musical 
release,  Song  Bird  Music  at  388 
Gladstone  has  a  good  collection  of 
used  and  new  instruments  for  you  to 
inflict  your  musical  talent  on. 

If  you  are  itching  to  break  into  the 
Ottawa  music  scene  just  keep  in  mind 
Ottawa  has  a  limited  number  of  live 
venues  so  the  music  scene  is  small, 
quite  competitive  and  cliquey.  Zaphod 
Beeblebrox,  a  live  music  venue  and 
club,  is  holding  a  two  day  seminar 
about  breaking  into  the  this  scene 
from  3  to  8  p.m.  on  August  29  and  30. 

Finally,  tortured  writers  can 
submit  compositions  to  a  few  Ottawa 
publications. 

The  Carleton  Arts  Review  accepts 
submissions  of  poetry,  short  fiction 
and  critical  essays.  Black  and  white 
photography  and  other  visual  art  not 
exceeding  8"  by  10"  in  size  is  also 
welcomed.  Submissions  for  the 
upcoming  fall  edition  must  be  in  Box 
78,  18th  floor  in  Dunton  Tower  by 
October  1 . 

The  Skinny  is  another  local 
publication  advertised  by  its  staff  as  a 
"forum  for  creative  expression."  The 
Skinny  is  relatively  new,  started  last 
year  by  four  Carleton  students,  and 
has  an  open  policy  in  accepting 
written  and  visual  submissions.  One 
Skinny  issue  featured  graffiti  art  from 
Ottawa  public  washrooms. 
Submissions  of  poetry,  prose,  essays, 
etc.  should  be  sent  to:  2-117  Carrier 
Street,  Ottawa,  ON,  K2P  1K4  or  call 
Jimmy  loannidis  at  230-9057. 

Of  course,  The  Charlatan  is  always 
looking  for  eager  talent.  Staff  meetings 
are  held  every  Thursday  at  5:30  or  you 
can  pester  editors  at  788-6680. 

Working  for  The  Charlatan  is  an 
opportunity  not  to  be  missed.  You  see, 
we  can  offer  you  more  than  any  of 
these  organizations.  Fame,  fortune,  a 
byline  .  .  .  extensive  lessons  in 
shameless  promotion. 

Sensitive  artists  need  not  apply.  □ 


A 


August  27,  1992  •  The  Charlatan  *  A  15 


by  Nlchole  McCIII 

Charlatan  Stall 

Ottawa  at  night. 

It's  not  as  scary  a  concept  as 
you  may  think.  After  the  civil 
servants  are  all  tucked  in  their 
beds,  Ottawa  can  get  —  um  — 
somewhat  lively  at  night. 

There  are  a  few  venues  for 
live  and  deejayed  music  in  Ottawa 
that  offer  a  bit  of  variety.  Most 
clubs  are  found  in  the  infamous 
Byward  Market  area  and  offer  the 
basic  Top  40  dance  formats,  while 
venues  for  local  bands  or  non- 
mainstream  music  are  quickly 
disappearing. 

Ottawa  has  experienced  an 
epidemic  of  club  closings  triggered 
last  September  with  the  dosing  of 
Barrymore's,  Ottawa's  only  mid- 
sized venue.  This  September,  two 
more  club  casualties  can  be  added 
to  the  list:  The  Downstairs  Club  on 
Rideau  Street,  a  popular  site  for 
local  bands,  and  Dr.  Fred's  Indig- 
enous Cave. 

The  good  news  is  that  a  new 
350  capacity  venue  will  open  in 
October  that  will  replace  the  Down- 
stairs Club.  Directed  by  local 
musician  Pete  Fredette,  the  yet-to- 
be-named  club  will  be  located 
above  Mexicali  Rosa's  on  Rideau 
Street  Dave  Balfour  and  Lucky  Ron 
will  still  play  there  regularly,  but 
other  bands  will  be  brought  in  for 
the  weekends.  Watch  out  for  it. 

Unfortunately,  there  are 
enough  clubs  in  Ottawa  for  there  to 
be  many  places  where  cheesy 
music  reigns.  The  following  brief 
guide  will  help  you  avoid  the 
pitfalls  of  Ottawa's  clubscene  (and, 
naturally,  reflect  my  personal 
biases). 

POSITIVE  CLUBS  AND  /OR 
MUSIC  VENUES 


ZAPHOD  BEEBLEBROX, 

Byward  Market 
27  York  St 


Zaphod's  latest  incarnation  is 
still  the  funkiest  hangout  in  the 
Market.  The  strange  name  is 
borrowed  from  a  character  in 
Douglas  Adams'  brilliant  Hitchhik- 
er's Guide  to  the  Galaxy.  Zaphod's 
hosts  bands  with  an  "alternative" 
edge  and  assorted  weird  and 
wonderful  acts  like  the  [im  Rose 
Sideshow  Circus. 

No  cover  dance  nights  are 
popular  especially  on  Sundays. 
Wednesdays  "World  Beat" 
nights  are  a  little  less  crowded  E 
so  you  might  be  able  to  cajole 
Lance  and  Dug  to  throw  on 
some  ska  and  stop  playing  that  | 
Club  Med  crap. 

THE  DOWNSTAIRS 
CLUB, 

under  Mexicali  Rosas, 
207  Rideau  St. 

A  small  and  intimate 
venue,  not  unlike  a  sweatbox.  | 
But  the  size  and  homy  atmos-  I 
phere  of  the  club  makes  you 
feel  you  are  watching  a  jam  in 
a  friend's  basement.  The 
Downstairs  Club  is  virtually  the 
only  place  where  local  talent, 
like  Fishtales,  Fumaceface  and  I 
Black  Boot  Trio,  play  regularly. 
Enjoy  it  for  one  month  'cause 
in  October  it's  GONE. 


THE  RAINBOW  BISTRO, 

76  Murray  St. 

If  you're  into  blues  or  jazz  the 
Rainbow  Bistro  is  your  place.  And 
in  Ottawa,  it's  about  the  only 
place.  Located  off  the  beaten  path 
in  the  Market,  the  Bistro  also 
features  some  folk  acts  like  The 
Waltons  and  poetry  readings  on 
Sunday  afternoons. 

RASPUTIN'S, 

696  Bronson  Ave. 

Ottawa's  centre  for  local  folk 
music  is  aptly  just  down  the  street 
from  the  Ottawa  Folklore  Centre. 
Rasputin's  has  a  comfortable 
coffee-house  atmosphere  and  has 
hosted  Celtic  songwriter  Loreena 
McKennitt.  Just  beware  of  the 
owner.  He's  a  professional  story- 
teller and  may  trap  you  with  one  of 
his  longwinded  tales. 


A  16  •  The  Charlatan  •  August  27,  1992 


THE  WHITE  ROOM, 

Under  On  Tap, 
160  Rideau  St. 

Still  unknown  to  many,  The 
White  Room  was  started  up  in 
April  by  a  Carleton  Industrial 
design  student  and  hopefully  will 
continue  past  the  summer.  The 
club  is  only  open  from  Wednesdays 
to  Sundays  and  the  music  varies 
from  "Sub  Pop  to  Hip  Hop",  indus- 
trial to  techno. 

The  decor  is  unique,  trading  the 
standard  gloomy  black  for  a  clean 
white  warmed  by  huge  buckets  of 
lighted  wax. 

Club  announcements  are  usually 
related  via  flyers,  so  watch  the 
telephone  poles. 


LE  STRIP'  IN  HULL, 

also  known  as  'Hell' 

A  friend  of  mine  once  referred  to 
Hell  as  "the  armpit  of  the  world" 
and  that  about  explains  it.  The 
smelliest,  grossest  populated  site 
around,  where  you  are  guaranteed 
to  get  accosted  by  obnoxious 
drunks,  end  up  in  jail  (riot  cars  and 
policemen  now  line  the  streets  just 
waiting  for  trouble)  or  have  a 
romantic  encounter  you'll  soon 
regret.  In  Hell,  blood  and  disease 
are  free  and  bountiful.  Bleech! 


ELGIN  STREET  STRIP 

Bars  like  Maxwell's  and 
Gator's,  the  old  Pepper's,  are  pits 
in  Yuppie  hell.  This  is  where 
Michael  and  Hope  of 
thirtysomething  would  hang  out. 
AVOID  it  or  risk  being  annoyed 
all  evening. 

So,  Ottawa  may  not  be  the 
most  exciting  place  on  Earth  but 
it's  probably  a  lot  better  than  the 
hick  town  you  dusted  off  to  come 
here.  If  you  came  from  some- 
where more  exciting,  I  hope  your 
major  was  worth  it. 

But  you  can  try  to  make  this 
city  more  exciting.  Start  up  a 
dub.  A  big  basement  will  do. 
Anything  to  invigorate  this  city. 

Just  don't  say  I  didn't  warn 
you.  □ 


August  27,  1992  •  The  Charlatan  •  A  17 


by  Brenda  Kennedy 

Charlatan  Stall 

Some  time  during  your  next  few 
years  here  at  Carleton  someone  may 
make  you  feel  intimidated  by  putting 
their  hands  or  eyes  or  words  all  over 
your  body.  This  is  called  sexual 


-J 


harassment  and  you  don't  have  to 
tolerate  it. 

Sexual  harassment  is  an  issue 
that  is  being  dealt  with  by  both 
administration  and  student  groups. 
The  university  has  a  sexual  harass- 
ment policy,  which  outlines  and 

defines  sexual  harassment. 
WHAT  SEXUAL 
HARASSMENT  IS 
Sexual  harassment 
includes  unwanted  touching, 
repeated  requests  for  a  date, 
sexual  innuendos  about  your 
appearance,  demanding  sex 
and  sexual  assault. 

According  to  the  Carle- 
ton  University  Sexual  Harass- 
ment Policy,  sexual  harass- 
ment is: 

(a)  unwanted  attention 
of  a  sexually  oriented  nature, 
made  by  a  person  who  knows 
or  ought  reasonable  to  know 
that  such  attention  is  un- 
wanted; and/or 

(b)  an  implied  or 
expressed  promise  of  reward 
for  complying  with  or  submit- 
ting to  a  sexually  oriented 
request  or  advance;  and/or 

(c)  an  implied  or  ex- 
pressed threat  of  reprisal  for 
not  complying  with  or 
submitting  to  a  sexuqlly 
oriented  request  or  advance. 

However,  sexual  harass- 
ment is  not  often  this  clear- 
cut.  It  can  be  behavior  which, 
while  making  you  uncomfort- 


able or  pressuring  you,  may  be  quite 
subtle. 

WHO  HARASSES  AND 
WHO  IS  HARASSED 

Some  definitions  of  sexual 
harassment  specify  that  the  harasser 
must  be  a  person  with  power  or 
privilege  over  the  person  being  har- 
assed. But  it  is  now  being  accepted  that 
harassment  happens  when  anybody 
succeeds  in  making  another  person 
uncomfortable  through  sexually- 
related  means. 

Carleton's  sexual  harassment 
policy  recognizes  "students,  staff  and 
faculty  can  be  either  the  victims  or  the 
perpetrators  of  sexual  harassment. 
Sexual  harassment  can  also  occur 
between  two  students." 

Sexual  harassment  can  happen 
to  women  or  men,  although  the 
majority  of  the  cases  are  of  women 
being  harassed  by  men.  Same-sex 
harassment  also  happens. 

WHAT  TO  DO  IF  YOU 
ARE  HARASSED 

It  helps  to  talk  about  what  is 
happening  to  you,  either  with  a  friend, 
with  other  people  who  have  been 
sexually  harassed,  or  with  someone 
trained  to  deal  with  sexual  harass- 
ment. This  can  help  you  recognize  and 
put  a  name  to  what  is  happening  to 
you. 

The  Carleton  Women's  Centre 
offers  support  to  women  who  have 
been  or  think  they  are  being  sexually 
harassed.  "You's  be  surprised  how 
many  women  come  into  the  Women's 
Centre  complaining  about  sexist 
comments  professors  have  made.  It's  a 
big  problem,"  says  Lisa  Jacobs,  co- 
ordinator of  the  Women's  Centre. 

A  workshop,  "Sexists  Profs  101", 
is  also  being  organized  by  the  Wom- 
en's Centre.  This  will  be  a  women- 
only  gathering  in  September  where 
women  (both  new  and  returning 
students)  will  get  together  to  discuss 
sexual  harassment  and  strategies  to 
deal  with  it. 

If  you  are  being  sexually 
harassed,  you  must  not 
blame  yourself  —  you 
can  not  be  accountable 
for  someone  else's  inap- 
propriate behavior. 


A  18  •  The  Charlatan  •  August  27,  1992 


If  you  are  being  sexually  har- 
assed, you  must  not  blame  yourself  — 
you  cannot  be  accountable  for  some- 
one else's  inappropriate  behavior.  You 
can  try  to  stop  the  harassment  yourself 
by  telling  the  harasser,  as  bluntly  and 
firmly  as  you  can,  that  their  behavior 
is  inappropriate  and  offensive  and 
that  if  it  does  not  stop  immediately, 
you  will  take  action. 

Know  your  rights.  For  example,  it 
is  your  right  to  ask  that  a  professor  or 
teaching  assistant  keep  their  office 
door  open  when  you  are  speaking  with 
them. 

If  you  find  yourself  being  har- 
assed, keep  a  detailed  record  of  what 
has  happened,  documenting  times, 
dates,  and  places  of  incidents,  as  well 
as  the  names  of  witnesses,  if  there  are 
any. 

If  talking  with  the  harasser 
doesn't  work,  or  if  the  harasser  holds 
power  over  you  (your  grades  or  job  are 
at  stake),  you  have  two  options  avail- 
able to  you  through  the  university's 
Status  of  Women  office. 

The  first  is  mediation.  Mediation 
relies  on  co-operation,  with  the  help  of 
a  third  party  recommended  by  Carle- 
ton's  advisor  on  sexual  harassment,  to 
come  to  a  mutually-agreeable  solution 
to  the  problem. 

Alternately,  formal  complaints 
can  be  made  in  writing  to  the  dean  or 
vice-president.  □ 


For  a  copy  of  Carleton's 
Sexual  Harassment  Policy,  or  to 
get  further  information  and 
advice,  call: 


Nancy  Adamson, 

Co-ordinator  for  the  Status  of  Women 
788  5622 


Irwin  Gillespie, 

advisor  on  sexual  harassment 

788-2600  ext.  3763 


Cindy  Player, 

Human  Rights  Educator 

788-2600  ext.  3576 


Sam  Sheen, 

CUSA  Safety  Commissioner 

788-2600  ext.  2895 


CUSA  Safety  Hotline 

788-2600  ext.  1777 


Women's  Centre 


WHAT  YOU  CAN  DO  TO 
PREVENT  SEXUAL  HARASSMENT 

■  Respect  other  peoples  values  and  points  of  view. 

■  Become  aware  of  your  own  physical  and  verbal  conduct; 
others  may  interpret  your  behavior  differently  than  you  intent. 

■  Reverse  roles:  ask  yourself  how  you  would  feel  if  somebody 
else  said  or  did  this  to  you. 

•  Avoid  the  use  of  sexist  and  homophobic  language 

■  "NO"  means  "NO"  ;  persistent  advances  constitute 
harassment.  ' 

•  Be  supportive  to  those  who  have  been  sexually  harassed. 

■  Object  to  harassment.  Do  not  condone  harassing  behavior  by 
being  silent. 

Taken  from  "SPEAK  OUT'  University  of  Ottawa 


by  Charlatan  staff 

If  you  know  what's 
good  for  your  health,  you 
will  be  wise  to  take  a  good 
daily  dose  of  pulp.  Not  the 
citrus  kind,  but  rather  the 
kind  you  find  in 
bookstores.  Here  are  a  few 
places  that  feature  cheap 
new  and  used  books: 

Food  for  Thought  Books 

11  William 

Richard  Fitzpatrick  Books 

242  1/2  Dalhousie  St. 

The  Book  Bazaar 

755  Bank 

Book  Market 

374  Dalhousie  St. 
(main  branch) 


There  are  quite  a 
few  bookstores  on  Bank 
Street  in  the  Glebe  and 
close  to  downtown  that 
feature  AMAZING 
DEALS  on  used  books. 
Take  a  stroll  and 
discover  them.  □ 


Book  Den 

263  MacLaren 

Bookmark 

163  Laurier  Ave  E. 

Benjamin  Books 

122  Osgoode 


788  2712 


August  27,  1992  •  The  Charlatan  •  A  19 


STOP  THE  VIOLENCE 


Homosexuality  is  probably  not 
something  you  talked  about  much 
when  you  were  sitting  around  the 
mall  in  Scarborough.  But  you're 
going  to  hear  about  it  here,  so  let's 
clear  up  a  few  myths. 

MYTH  #1  Lesbians  and  gays 
can  ordinarily  be  identified  by 
certain  mannerisms  or 


physical  characteristics. 

Lesbians  and  gays  come  in  as 
many  different  shapes,  colors  and 
sizes  as  do  heterosexuals.  Only  a 
very  small  percentage  can  be 
identified  by  stereotypic 
mannerisms  and  characteristics.  In 
fact,  many  heterosexuals  portray  a 
variety  of  the  so-called  gay 

stereotypic 
characteristics. 


roles  they  are  supposed  to  play. 

MYTH  #3  Most  lesbian  and 
gay  people  could  be  cured  by 
having  really  good  sex  with  a 
member  of  the  opposite  sex. 

There  are  no  "cures."  Many  gays 
and  lesbians  have  had  satisfying 
heterosexual  experiences  in  their 
lifetime. 

Lesbians  or  gays  who  out  of 
desperation  of  fear  choose  to  enter 
a  heterosexual  relationship  "to  get 
cured"  may  cause  undue  misery 
and  pain  to  themselves  and  their 
partners.  Most  lesbians  and  gays 
would  never  choose  to  be  sexually 
active  with  members  of  the  other 
sex  and  would  resent  and 
challenge  the  inference  that 
heterosexuals  have  a  corner  on  the 
market  of  "good  sex." 

MYTH  #4  The  majority  of 
child  molesters  are  gay. 

Over  90  per  cent  of  child 
molestation  is  committed  by 
heterosexual  men  against  young 
girls. 

MTYTH  #5  Most  lesbian  and 
gay  people  regard  themselves 
as  members  of  the  opposite 

sex. 

Most,  if  not  all,  lesbians  and  gays 
are  comfortable  with  their 
femaleness  or  maleness.  Being  gay 
or  lesbian  must  not  be  confused 
with  being  transsexual,  where  one 
feels  trapped  in  the  body  of  the 
wrong  sex,  and,  therefore  may  seek 
surgery  to  rectify  the  matter.  □ 

Adapted  from  "The  Campus  Closet," 
a  report  by  The  Ontario  Federation  of 
Students 


Gay  Bart 


MYTH  #2  In  a 
gay  or  lesbian 
relationship 
one  partner 
usually  plays 
the 

"husband"/ 
"butch"  role 
and  the  other 
plays  the 

"wife"/ 
"femme"  role. 

This  is  an  old 
pattern  that  was 
evident  in  some 

gay 

relationships 
when  lesbians 
and  gays  had 
only  the 
traditional 
heterosexual 
relationship  as  a 
model.  Today, 
most  lesbians 
and  gays  work 
to  develop 
relationships 
based  on  the 
principles  of 
equality  end 
mutuality  where 
they  are  loved 
and  appreciated 
for  who  they 
are,  not  for  the 


A  20  •  The  Charlatan  •  August  27,  1992 


STOP  THE  HATE 


"Closets  are  for  clothes  not  people" 


Despite  generation  after  generation  of  persecu- 
tion and  repression,  homosexuals  have  always 
been  and  always  will  be  consistent  and  vital 
element  in  the  human  family.  Homosexuality 
cuts  across  racial  lines,  religious  divisions  and 
socio-economic  classes.  Like  race  and  sex, 
sexual  orientation  is  inherent  and  immutable. 
Gay  people  claim  nothing  more  than  what 
most  straight  people  already  enjoy:  the  right  to 
human  dignity  and  human  respect.  The  fight 
to  gain  social  acceptance  for  homosexuals  and 
homosexuality  is  a  matter  of  human  rights. 
Carey  Yee.  The  Varsity,  March  1,  1990 


Handy  hints  for  hets 


VANCOUVER  (CUP) 

•  Stop  telling/laughing  at 
homophobic  "jokes".  They  aren't 


funny  and  they  help  create  an 
atmostshere  of  fear  and  intimida- 
tion. 

•  Don't  assume  everyone 
around  you  is  heterosexual. 

•  If  someone  comes  out 
to  you  it  means,  for  whatever 
reason,  they  have  decided  to 
trust  you  with  that  informa- 
tion. This  is  a  difficult  process 
for  most  people.  Respect  this 
courage  and  do  your  best  to 
put  aside  your  own  discom- 
fort. It  is  hard  to  break  free 
from  homophobia 
socialization,  but  don't  place 
that  responsibility  on  your 
queer  friend/relation/ac- 
quaintance. Take  the  time  to 
educate  yourself. 

•  Don't  "out"  people.  It  is 
a  betrayal  of  trust,  none  of 
your  business  and  can  put 
people  in  serious  emotional 
and  physical  danger  or  cost 
them  housing,  grades  or 
employment. 

(The  Other  Press,  Douglas 
College) 


UNDERSTANDING 
HOMOPHOBIA 


THE  PINK  TRIANGLE 

The  Pink  Triangle  is  the 
symbol  which  was  used  in 
Nazi  Germany  to  identify 
the  gay  people  in  its  con- 
centration camps.  Tens  of 
thousands  of  homosexuals 
wore  this  symbol  to  their 
deaths  in  the  gas  cham-  . 
bers.  It  remains  the  symbol 
of  one  of  history's  most 
extreme  examples  of 
homophobia  and  a  re- 
minder of  the  need  to 
undertake  a  struggle 
against  homophobia  in  all 
its  froms. 


August  27,  1992  •  The  Charlatan  •  A  21 


Wear  black  clothes,  be  a  freak  drunk  loser 


by  Krishna  Rau 

The  Vasty,  Unlverctty  of  Toronto 

TORONTO  (CUP)  —  Wearing 
black  should  not  be  a  fashion 
statement.  It  should  not  be  something 
done  when  going  to  a  dub  to  look 
cool. 

Wearing  black  is  a  lifestyle,  or 
perhaps  more  accurately,  a  state  of 
mind.  When  you  wear  black,  you 
should  be  saying,  "I'm  having  a  really 
bad  life,  and  if  you  look  at  me,  I'll 
crush  you  like  a  grape." 

You  should  wear  black  because 
you  want  to  intimidate  people,  scare 
people  and  run  roughshod  over  their 
feelings  and  sensitivities. 

You  should  look  like  you're 
willing,  even 
eager,  to  kill 
somebody  at 
the  slightest 
provocation. 
In  other 
words,  if 
you're  going 
to  wear  black 
you  have  to 
be  able  to 
wear  it  with 
conviction. 
You  have  to 
mean  it. 
Unfortunat- 
ely, society 
has  away 
from  the 
original 
rationale  for 
black 

clothing.  Today,  everybody  and 
their  dog  wears  black  and  it  has 
cheapened  and  degraded  the  entire 
process. 

There  are,  in  fact,  some  basic 
requirements  for  wearing  black  and 
whole  groups  of  people  who  should  be 
prohibited  from  ever  doing  so. 

First,  in  order  to  wear  black,  you 
have  to  be  in  a  bad  mood  —  pissed  off, 
depressed,  morose,  preferably  drunk. 
This  mood  should  have  extended  over 
the  course  of  your  entire  lifetime,  from 
the  time  you  first  refused  to  voluntarily 
leave  your  mother's  womb.  It  should 
show  no  signs  of  changing  at  any 
point  in  your  life  to  come. 

You  should  be  brusque,  curt, 


unfriendly,  opinionated,  arrogant, 
self-centred  and  rude.  You  shouldn't 
care  what  anyone  thinks  of  you, 
because  after  all  you  don't  want  to  be 
there,  or  even  alive.  You  should  spend 
a  lot  of  time  alone  and  drunk  or 
stoned.  If  you  go  out,  you  should  sit  in 
a  corner  by  yourself.  If  you  go  out  and 
get  drunk,  you  should  sit  in  the  corner 
and  cry. 
Talking  to 
people  is 


completely 
out  of  the 

question. 

This  mood  should  extend  to  the 
music  you  listen  to.  Joy  Division, 
Bauhaus,  The  Birthday  Party,  Ministry, 
etc.  are  in.  Bryan  Adams,  Madonna, 
Cher,  etc.  are  right  out. 

People  who  are  friendly, 
outgoing  and  easy  to  get  along  with 
should  never  wear  black.  If  they  do, 
they're  charlatans,  poseurs  and  fakes. 

Second,  you  should  be  big  and 
tall.  Black  clothing  does  indeed 
discriminate  on  the  basis  of  size.  If 
you're  genuinely  going  to  scare  the 
hell  out  of  people,  you  have  to  have 


the  size  to  be  able  to  wear  black  with 
conviction. 

Numerous  studies  have  shown 
that  black  clothing  increases 
aggressiveness.  Sports  teams  that  wear 
black  uniforms  play  with  more 
hostility,  take  more  penalties  and 
maim  their  opponents  more  that  other 
teams. 

But  this  does  not  mean  that 
black  clothing  is  a  testosterone-driven 
preserve  of  the  male  dickhead.  Sure, 

the  ability 
to  wear  a 
week's 
worth  of 
beard 
helps,  but 
women 
can  be 
equally,  or 
even 
more, 
terrifying 
and 

aggressive 
in  black 
clothing, 
just  have  to  be  tall. 
People  who  are  short 
just  can't  carry  it  off.  People 
who  wear  black  because  they 
think  it  makes  them  look 
lighter  should  be  shot. 

People  who  wear  black 
should  only  know  of 
morning  as  a  rumour.  They 
should  never  actually  be  up 
to  see  it.  Sunrise  simply 
doesn't  exist,  except  on  days 
when  you're  staggering 
home  after  a  12-hour  drinking  bout. 
Night  is  the  time  when  God  (had  there 
been  one)  intended  black-wearing 
people  to  haunt  the  streets.  Were 
people  intended  to  be  abroad  during 
the  day,  it  would  have  been  one  hell  of 
a  lot  darker. 

People  who  wake  up  early  in  the 
morning,  and  are  happy  about  it, 
should  be  forced  to  wear  nothing  by 
white. 

People  who  wear  black  get 
quickly  frustrated  with  people's 
stupidity  and  give  up  on  things  very 
easily.  They're  usually  very  rude  about 

it. 

Fuck  you.  □ 


A  22  •  The  Charlatan  •  Auqust  27, 1 992 


Trackpants:  the  Big  Macs 
of  the  fashion  world 


by  Ed  Rubenstein 

Tfie  Varsity,  University  ol  Toronto 

TORONTO  (CUP)  —  So  you 
like  blue  jeans,  eh?  You  think 
they're  the  ultimate  in  comfort  and 
fashion.  Think  again.  No,  I'm  not 
talking  about  leisure  suits,  though 
those  are  awful  nice.  I'm  talking 
trackpants.  I'm  talking  sweats.  I'm 
talking  high-class  duds.  Definitely 
high-class. 

A  wise  beer  commercial 
once  said,  "what  you  wear,  it 
doesn't  matter."  Fools!  Clothes 
are  everything.  If  you  look  good, 
you  ARE  good.  That's  where 
sweats  come  in.  If  clothes  were 
McDonald's,  then  trackpants 
would  be  Big  Macs  with  an  extra 
dollop  of  secret  sauce. 

VERSATILITY 

Sweats  can  be  used  for 
everything  and  anything.  Be  it 
hiking  on  the  highest  mountain 
or  making  that  long  trek  from 
the  pit  of  your  sofa  to  the  beer 
fridge,  you'll  be  just  spiffy  in 
your  trackpants.  I  laugh  at  those 
who  think  that  the  sweat  in 
sweatpants  actually  means 
something.  Go  on,  loaf  around  .  . 
.  it'll  be  better  in  trackpants.  And 
remember,  you're  always  ready 
for  road  hockey. 

COMFORT 

Who  needs  tight  pants  to 
keep  your  butt  in  place?  Let  it 
hang.  Relax.  Be  free  ...  be  truly 
free.  The  baggy  look  is  always 
"in,"  so  not  only  do  you  feel 
good  too.  It's  the  next  best  thing 
to  being  naked,  believe  me. 

EASY  UPKEEP 

Throw  away  that  iron. 
Trash  that  lint-master.  Those 


days  of  fiddling  with  your  clothes 
are  over.  Sweats  just  hang  there. 
Sleep  in  them  without  worrying 
about  wrinkles.  Can't  do  that  in  a 
suit,  can  you?  Drip  hot  mustard  on 
them  if  you  like.  Wash  them  in 
cold  water,  wash  them  in  hot  water 
or  don't  wash  them  at  all .  .  .  who 
cares,  they're  only  trackpants.  As 
for  wear  and  tear:  the  actual  life- 


span of  a  pair  of  sweats  is  only 
slightly  less  than  that  of  nuclear 
waste.  When  you  got  trackpants 
you've  got  a  friend  for  life. 

VARIETY 

Not  only  do  these  leggings 
come  in  every  color  of  the  rainbow 
(plus  some  which  really  should  be 
included)  but  the  decal  possibilities 
available  are  all  but  endless.  Get 
your  favorite  post-secondary 
learning  institution  logo  on  your 
leg,  or  perhaps  a  Mutant  Ninja 
Turtle  on  your  derriere  . .  .  the 
limits  are  your  own.  Live  a  little. 
Go  crazy.  Don't  be  afraid  to  use 
your  imagination.  The  results 
might  even  be  surprising. 
Needless  to  say,  with  this  wide 
variety  of  looks  trackpants  go 
with  anything,  be  it  a  sportcoat 
or  duckboots. 

LENDABILITY 

With  the  use  of  drawstrings, 
and  the  more  recent  invention  of 
elastics,  trackpants  are  a  one- 
size-fits-most  commodity.  Thus, 
lending  and  borrowing  are  not 
only  easily  done  but  also  actively 
encouraged.  Think  about  it:  no 
matter  where  you  are,  if  they've 
got  trackpants  there  then  you've 
got  something  to  wear.  Try 
trading  sweats.  They  are,  after 
all,  collectable.  As  a  matter  of 
fact,  only  X-Men  comics  and 
Wayne  Gretzky  rookie  cards  out- 
traded  sweats  last  year. 


So  there  you  have  it. 
Trackpants:  comfortable, 
versatile,  a  good  investment  and, 
of  course,  fashionable.  The  wave 
of  the  future,  I  tell  you.  just  wait 
'til  Calvin  Klein  catches  on.  □ 


August  27,  1992  •  The  Charlatan  •  A  23 


50  years  of  disorientation 

Compiled  by  Scott  Anderson 

Charlatan  Staff 

Since  it's  Carleton's  50th  Anniversary  we  decided  to  open  the  vaults  and  highlight  some 
of  the  University's  frosh  history.  The  following  excerpts  were  taken  from  The  Charlatan 
and  its  precursor  The  Carleton.  Like  they  say,  the  more  things  change  . . . 


"The  Judiciary  court  dealing  with  mischievous  freshmen  was  nearly  stumped  when  it 
came  to  meting  out  a  suitable  punishment  for  Arthur  Masse,  a  second  year  Artsman. 
Among  other  things  he  was  accused  of:  Passing  out  'loaded'  cigarettes,  throwing  water 
on  certain  members  of  the  court,  being  insolent  to  court  members,  remaining  seated  in 
the  presence  of  seniors,  losing  his  parchment,  using  the  aliases  of  'MacLeod' , 
'Drummond' ,  and  one  other  Unpronounceable  name,  and  'lying  foully'  to  the  court." 
-The  Carleton,  froshweek,  October  1949 

"Thursday  morning  was  turned  over  to  Mrs.  Loates,  student  personnel  advisor,  and  to 
representatives  of  the  armed  forces.  In  the  afternoon  the  Students'  Council  presented 
themselves  to  the  frosh,  introduced  themselves  and  tried  in  vain  to  explain  their 
usefulness." 

-The  Carleton,  froshweek,  September  1959 


"We  are  trying  to  get  away  from  the  traditional  hazing  approach  and  create  more 
involvement  on  the  part  of  the  frosh.  If  you  stomp  on  the  frosh  in  one  aspect  you  can't 
expect  them  to  express  themselves  as  mature  adults  in  another  aspect." 
-Lynne  Elliot,  Orientation  Planner,  The  Carleton,  July  1969 


"Info  Carleton  told  me  if  you  dress  punky,  you  get  in  free." 

Gail  Perry  is  irked  after  being  turned  away  from  a  sold  out  Teenage  Head  concert  in  the 
Main  Hall. 

-The  Charlatan,  froshweek,  September  1979 


"Orientation  of  the  frosh  is  a  subtle  form  of  defilement.  The  yearly  rite  of  passage  is  so 
deeply  steeped  in  tradition  that  it  seems  petty  to  rail  against  the  sporadic  acts  of 
inebriation,  destruction  and  debasement  that  give-  way  to  learning  and  growth." 
Charlatan  editorial,  froshweek,  September  1989 


A  24  •  The  Charlatan  •  August  27,  1992 


solid  upper-middle  class  family  and  he  had  previ- 
ously attended  a  private  school.  As  far  as  I  know,  he 
had  never  vomited  on  anyone. 

Biff  joined  the  "Rush"  and  started  hanging  out 
with  the  active  members. 

"They  have  their  own  frat  house  and  you  go  over 
there,  go  to  a  couple  of  parties  and  you  try  to  meet 
as  many  people  as  you  can,"  Biff  said.  "Once  you've 
met  a  good  majority  of  the  active  members  [during 
the  'Rush"],  they  have  a  voting  committee  and  they 
vote  on  you  and  if  you  pass  that  you  become  a 
pledge." 

Stacey,  however,  denies  that  there  is  any  formal 
voting  committee. 

"There's  no  committee,  there's  a  talk  between  all 
the  (active)  guys  in  the  chapter,"  he  said. 
What  do  these  actives  talk  about? 
"This  and  that,"  Stacey  replied. 
If  the  active  members  consider  you  a  worthwhile 
prospect,  they  extend  you  a  bid,  Biff  explained. 

Once  a  candidate  has  been  extended  a  bid  they 
go  through  a  pledge  ceremony.  This  is  a  private 
function  and  Acacia  brothers  are  sworn  to  secrecy. 

Some  secret  fraternity  ceremonies  are  legendary. 
An  article  in  Spy  magazine  last  summer  on  U.S. 
president  George  Bush's  Yale  fraternity,  Skull  and 
Bones,  reported  rumours  about  pledges  who  were 
required  to  masturbate  in  the  middle  of  a  circle 
during  the  induction  ceremony.  Acacia's  ceremony 
is  not  as  .  .  .  uhm  . .  .  introverted. 

"I  was  taken  to  a  church,"  Biff  recalled.  "Active 
members  were  there.  They  put  hoodwinks  over  you, 
which  are  like  the  KKK  things.  You're  put  in  a  room 
and  you're  told  'do  not  talk,  do  not  whisper,  do  not 
make  any  sighs.'  You  sit  there  for  about  half  an  hour 
without  saying  a  word.  You're  then  taken  out  of  the 
room  and  into  a  little  forum." 

The  hoodwinks  are  removed  and  the  room  is  dark. 
The  active  members  are  standing  in  a  V  formation 
and  some  of  them  are  holding  candles.  The  pledges 
are  lined  up  at  the  base  of  the  V  completing  the 
Acacia  triangle. 

"You're  not  allowed  to  look  directly  at  an  active 
member,"  Biff  said.  "Somebody  comes  around  with  a 
book  and  you  say  the  pledge  of  allegiance  to  the 
fraternity." 

At  the  end  of  the  ceremony  beer  is  brought  in  and 
the  new  pledges  celebrate. 

"You  have  a  couple  of  beers  and  then  you  go  to  a 
strip  joint  and  you  party  for  the  night,"  Biff  said. 

Biff  never  told  me  whether  or  not  he  noticed  any 
scout  troops  getting  tanked  or  slipping  five  dollar 
bills  into  the  strippers'  garters. 


"We  can't  delve  too 
deeply  into  this  for 
ritualistic  reasons." 

^f^'^'-fT;':' :  "  *  *  '  m  '  .  *  •  -  . 

The  Acacia  pledge  ceremony  was  conducted  in 
the  basement  of  the  Ukrainian  Catholic  Shrine  last 
fall.  Reverend  Vladimir  Shewchuk  said  he  recalled 
the  boys  using  the  hall,  but  did  not  realize  it  was  a 
secret  fraternity  ritual. 

As  a  rule  the  church  does  not  rent  out  the  hall  to 
non -parishioners,  but  will  allow  certain  groups  to 
use  the  hall  in  exchange  for  a  donation.  As  well,  the 
church  only  allows  alcohol  on  the  premises  to 
parishioners  who  have  obtained  a  liquor  license, 
according  to  the  reverend. 

"If  that  group  comes  again,  I'll  check  in  detail  as 
to  what  the  program  is  and  what  the  meaning  of  it 
is,"  he  said. 

The  reverend  also  said,  however,  he  would  not 
object  to  a  fraternity  ceremony  as  long  as  it  did  not 
involve  inflicting. pain,  sexual  activities  or  Satan 
worship.     *' '.'  " 

I  guess  that  means  Rob  Taylor  worship  is  okay 
guys  (Taylor  was  Acacia's  president  last  year). 

Once  you  become  a  pledge  you  must  carry 
around  a  pledge  book  and  wear  the  Acacia  pin  two 
fingers  above  your  heart,  with  the  triangle  facing  up 
of  course,  at  all  times.  ?  •  . 

"If  any  active  member  sees  you  on  campus 
without  your  pledge  pin  in  the  proper  position  or 
without  your  notebook  you  will  be  reprimanded  in 
some  way,"  Biff  explained.  -  - 

A  pledge  must  also  memorize  the  Acacia  credo 
and  can  be  approached  at  any  time  by  an  active 
member  and  asked  to  recite  it.  If  the  pledge  doesn't 


know  the  credo 
they  will  be  —  you 
guessed  it  — 
reprimanded. 

Stacey  denies 
the  pledges  are 
reprimanded,  but 
admitted  they  are 
expected  to  know 
the  credo  so  they 
understand  the 
history  of  the 
fraternity.  He 
would  not,  how- 
ever, reveal  the 
significance  of  the 
notebook. 

"That's  just 
personal  notes 
between  the  active 
and  . . .  that's 
really  nothing 
and  again  that's 
something  I  can't 
go  into." 

However,  Biff 
maintained  that 
when  a  pledge  is 
reprimanded  they 
are  brought  before 
the  executive  at 
the  weekly  Sunday 
meetings  at  the 
frat  house.  ;; 

"If  an  active 
member  is  not 
happy  with  what 
you're  doing  he 
■ftjw/tfesin your  *  - 
notebook,"  Biff 
•Void.  t  '■..**.',"■  -iiyrafr  .*  .■*'••'  •**.*  '. 

Candidates  go 
through  a  pledge 
period  for  about 
eight  weeks.  In        .  *  - 
that  time  they  are 
put  through  a 
number  of  hazing 
. .  *  er,  I  mean  . . . 
orientation 
activities.  One  of 
the  activities  is 
"lock-in." 

If  you  believe 
Stacey,  "lock-in"  is 
something  akin  to 
a  brotherly  sleep-over. 

"The  name  makes  it  sound  a  lot  worse  than  it  is," 
Stacey  said.  "It's  a  night  where  the  guys  get  to  know 
each  other.  It's  the  beginning  of  the  pledge  period.  It 
makes  them  feel  a  little  more  comfortable  and  it 
makes  the  (active)  brothers  feel  more  comfortable." 

Uh'm  . . .  okay  Mark.  Now  whaf  s  your  assessment 
Biff? 

"Lock-in  is  where  you're  locked  into  the  fraternity 
house,  in  the  basement  or  in  the  garage  with  two 
kegs  and  fourteen  pledges  have  to  finish  them,"  Biff 
explained.  "You  can't  leave  the  room,  if  you  have  to 
throw  up  or  go  to  the  washroom  there's  a  bucket  in 
there.  It  goes  all  night  long.  The  actives  come  in  and 
drill  you  on  the  credo  and  the  Greek  alphabet.  It's 
impossible  to  remember  when  you're  drunk  and  if 
you  don't  remember  you  have  to  drink  more." 

It  was  during  the  pledge  period  that  Biff  finally 
had  a  falling  out  with  the  brothers.  He  was  well  on 
his  way  to  becoming  an  active  but,  and  you're  all 
probably  thinking  it's  going  to  be  a  principle  thing 
here,  they  took  advantage  of  him  financially.  Hey, 
these  guys  are  budding  Michael  Milkens.  What  did 
you  expect? 

Actually,  Biff  did  do  a  little  soul  searching  as  well. 

"You're  dealing  with  a  society  that  is  completely 
confidential,  completely  private  that  doesn't  let 
anybody  that  they  don't  want  in,"  Biff  said.  "I 
decided  at  that  point  that  I  would  rather  be  part  of 
an  open  society  where  anybody  can  be  a  member.  I 
wouldn't  give  them  the  status  I  would  give  other 
people  that  I've  met  in  regular  activities." 

A  I  p  t  \  E  p  TV'S/- 

Whether  or  not  you're  a  fan  of  the  Greek  system, 
fraternities  and  sororities  are  here  to  stay.  Whether 
Carleton  recognizes  them  has  really  become  a  non- 


"if 


■■A 


*is«^  *  ./;•>*:"■".*-. 

"I  don't  think  they  want  to  be  recognized  by  the 
students  association  because  then  they'd  have  to 
adhere  to  our  constitution,"  Rapley  said. 

Frctemity  and  sorority  members  are  already 
active  in  several  campus  functions  including  Orien- 
tation, the  Charity  Ball  and  pub  nights.  Despite  the 
secret  ceremonies  and  the  questionable  induction 
rites  they  have,  in  fact,  continued  to  improve  their 
image  through  ongoing  community  services. 

■  ';v, 

"You  can't  leaye 
room,  if  you  have  to  puke 
or  go  to  the  washroom 
the^s'ti  bucket  in  there." 

However,  students  must  ask  themselves  whether 
having  a  Greek  member  sitting  on  CUSA  is  a  conflict 
of  interest.  If  a  brother  or  a  sister  has  first  pledged 
allegiance  to  a  closed  organization,  how  can  they 
objectively  represent  the  larger  student  body? 

"It's  not  a  conflict  if  interest  until  interferes  with 
your  job,"  Rapley  argued.  "If  you  ever  have  to  pick 
and  choose  your  fraternity  brothers  over  your  job, 
then  it  becomes  a  problem." 

If  you're  a  new  student  at  Carleton  considering 
the  Greek  organizations  just  keep  this  in  mind  —  if 
you  don't  get  in,  there's  always  the  New  University 
Government.  □ 


August  27,  1992  •  The  Charlatan  •  11 


War  about  more  than  just  dead  Slavs 


by  Graeme  J.  Lowthian 

Graama  Lowthiai*  is  a  Ihtfd-year  Arts  and  Sobal  Sciencas 
sludanl  who  racanlly  spent  frra  waaks  in  Croatia. 

The  war  in  what  used  to  be  Yugoslavia 
does  not  hit  people  here.  It  is  too  far 
oway.  But  it  is  more  than  dead  Slavs.  The 
war  carries  serious  global  messages.  It 
could  escalate,  involving  other  coun- 
tries. It  has  spawned  the  rebirth  of  the 
Ustasa  fascist  organization.  And  it  has 
shown  that  the  UN  rmist  somehow  change 
or  lose  all  respect. 

Since  the  Serbian-led  Yugoslav  Fed- 
eral Army  invaded  the  newly-independ- 
ent countries  of  Croatia,  Slovenia,  Bosnia 


and  Macedonia,  other  countries  have 
shown  potential  involvement.  Nearby 
Turkey  has  strong  interest  in  the  republic 
of  Macedonia,  which  was  under  Turkish 
rule  for  more  than  500  years. 
Neighboring  Greece  also  wants  to  claim 
Macedonia.  Albania,  Bulgaria  and  Hun- 
gary have  all  held  parts  of  what  was 
Yugoslavia  and  share  ethnic  back- 
grounds with  ex-Yugoslavia.  They  also 
have  interests  in  this  territory.  Are  we 
forgetting  that  the  first  World  War  was 
triggered  in  Sarajevo? 

We  have  seen  Nazism  several  hun- 
dred thousand  people  strong  rising  across 
Europe 


Ustasa  has 
flourished 
successfully, 
as  has  the 
Cetnik  party, 
a  pro-Serbian 
nationalist 
party  also 
from  the  Sec- 
ond World 
War. 

When 
Croatia  de- 
clared inde- 
pendence, the 
Ustasa  re-sur- 
faced. The 
party  leader 
was  impris- 
oned, but 
when  his 
party  helped 


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2:30  -  4:30 
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12:30  -  2:30  :  Bus  tour  of  Ottawa 
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House  in  Virovifica 


defend  several  small  cities  successfully, 
he  was  released  and  the  party  was  left 
alone.  The  Croatian  people  seem  to  favor 
this  party  more  than  the  party  of  their 
newly-elected  president,  Dr.  F.  Tudjman, 
because  he  had  a  pacifist  attitude  when 
Serbia  launched  its  war  in  Croatia. 

His  hesitation  could  be  a  painful  mis- 
take, making  the  actual  war  endure  much 
longer,  although  the  terrorism  will  no 
doubt  remain  for  years.  Many  people 
wear  the  Ustasa  crests  and  pins,  and  at 
Zagreb  University,  I  found  many  stu- 
dents with  racist  attitudes  towards  Blacks. 
It  will  be  interesting  to  see  what  will 
happen  with  this  party  after  the  war. 

I  also  saw  problems  with  the  United 
Nations  Protective  Force.  They  do  not 


Ustasa  Crest 


seem  to  be  very  helpful.  They  are  shot  at 
by  both  sides  and  are  unwanted.  Perhaps 
there  is  a  reason  the  UN  forces  can  do 
nothing:  the  war  situation  is  much  like 
Vietnam  in  geography.  No-one  knows 
where  the  enemy  is  and  the  enemy  looks 
no  different  from  the  allies. 

I  did  get  the  impression  from  the  UN 
headquarters  in  Zagreb  that  they  are 
disorganized.  The  soldiers  1  met  in  other 
towns  seemed  to  care  little  about  the  war 
itself  and  were  more  interested  in  getting 
paid,  getting  drunk  and  chasing  the 
local  women.  1  heard  allegations  of  UN 
members  selling  relief  supplies  on  the 
black  market.  UN  bases  are  only  estab- 
lished in  towns  already  destroyed,  pro- 
tecting only  ruins.  Croatians  refer  to  the 
UN  forces  as  govno  (shit)  or 
Schtrumfila  (smurfs)  because  of 
their  blue  helmets.  They  are  seen 
as  a  farce. 

The  war  in  Croatia  is  much 
more  than  a  few  bloodied  ethnic 
tribes  fighting  for  revenge.  We 
are  facing  a  crisis  which  could 
become  far  greater.  We  are  see- 
ing the  growth  of  fascism  in  the 
world  and  we  can  only  stand  by 
and  watch  our  peacekeepers  pro- 
vide little  help  to  the  needy. 

When  I  asked  one  Croatian 
soldier  if  he  foresaw  this  war  two 
years  ago,  he  replied,  "No.  Maybe 
Canada  too  will  be  like  this  in 
two  years." 

I  asked  him  what  he  meant, 
f  He  replied,  "I  saw  Oka,  andQue- 
S  bee,  too,  wants  to  separate?  You 
5  never  know."  □ 


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12»The  Charlatan  .  August  27,  1992 


Football  Ravens  open  season  with  new  attitude 


SPORTS 


Carleton  hopefuls  battle  in  the  trenches  at  training  camp. 


by  Kim  Brunhuber 

Charlatan  Slaff  v 

There's  definitely  something  in  the 
air.  . 

A  feeling  that  maybe  this  year,  the 
Carleton  football  Ravens  will  rise  above 
their  customary  position  in  the  base- 
ment of  the  Ontario-Quebec 
Interuniversity  Football  Conference. 

It's  a  new  attitude,  brought  about  by 
the  recent  influx  of  experienced  coaches 
and  by  the  unexpected  return  of  two  of 
Carleton's  star  receivers. 

"I  really  think  that  (attitude)  is  the  big 
difference  in  our  team , "  said  head  coach 
Gary  Shaver,  who  has  posted  two  con- 
secutive 1-6  seasons.  "I  honestly  believe 
we  have  talent.  We've  been  prepared 
systematically  and  tactically  and  I  think 
just  the  change  for  the  sake  of  change  is 
going  to  make  a  big  difference  in  the 
team." 

The  change  is  the  acquisition  of  ex- 
CFL  coach  and  player  George  Brancato, 
who  played  on  one  Grey  Cup  champion 
team  and  coached  another  with  the  Ot- 
tawa Rough  Riders. 

"George  has  changed  our  offensive 
systems  this  year,  lust  the  change  alone 
is  a  breath  of  fresh  air  for  the  players. 
There's  renewed  enthusiasm,"  said 
Shaver. 

Raven  fans  may  have  reason  for  en- 
thusiasm. Two  of  Carleton's  top  receiv- 
ers last  year  originally  weren't  planning 
on  coming  back,  but  changed  their 
minds. 

Wide  receiver  Mark  Whitton,  a  1990 
conference  all-star  who  led  the  team  in 
receptions  last  season,  decided  to  return 
for  his  fifth  year.  Whitton  caught  32 
passes  for  550  yards  in  1991. 

Andrew  Fairbairn,  another  talented 
veteran  at  the  wideout  spot,  rejoined  the 
Ravens  after  a  tryout  with  the  Hamilton 
Tiger-Cats  of  the  Canadian  Football 
League. 

With  all  of  Carleton's  receivers  re- 
turning this  year,  the  Raven  passing 
game,  spearheaded  by  fourth-year 
quarterback  Brett  Thomson,  should  have 
experience  on  itsside.ButShaversaidan 
improved  running  attack  will  help  the 
team  put  a  few  more  points  on  the  board. 

Last  season,  the  Ravens  scored  just  99 
points,  the  second-lowest  total  in  the 
league.  Only  the  University  of  Ottawa 
scored  fewer  points  with  95. 

"We  did  a  good  job  moving  the  foot- 
ball last  year,  but  we  didn't  put  the  ball 
in  the  end  zone,"  said  Shaver.  "I'm  look- 
ing for  the  very  experienced  receiving 
corps  to  do  that,  and  I'd  like  to  see  us 
establish  a  more  consistent  running 
game." 

Among  the  changes  to  look  for  in  the 
'92  season  is  a  new  style  of  offence.  With 
George  Brancato  at  the  helm  as  offen- 
sive co-ordinator,  the  offence  will  fea- 
ture a  lot  of  motion  to  keep  the  defence 
guessing. 

"Our  players  know  what  they're  do- 
ing and  can  play  with  confidence,  while 
the  defensive  people  are  still  trying  to 
figure  out  what  our  offence  is  doing  on 
the  football  field  and  thaf  s  the  edge  you 
want,"  said  Shaver. 

Defensively,  Shaver  looks  for  a  better 
game  from  his  defensive  line. 

"We  relied  too  heavily  on  our 
linebackers  in  the  past,"  said  Shaver. 
"We  need  to  get  our  defensive  line  going 
and  really  become  a  force  within  our 
team  in  order  for  us  to  play  better  de- 
fence." 

Hubie  Hiltz,  a  1991  second-team  all- 
Canadian,  will  play  a  vital  role  in  the 


defensive  line. 

The  linebacking  corps,  anchored  by 
1991  Raven  rookie-of-the-year  Bruce 
Cooper,  will  feature  some  new  faces. 

"There's  a  whole  crew  of  linebackers 
that  we're  hoping  will  materialize  into  a 
new  force  for  us,"  said  Shaver. 

The  Ravens'  playoff  hopes  will  also 
depend  on  the  relative  strengths  of  the 
other  teams  in  the  six-team  O-QIFC. 

In  particular,  the  University  of  Ot- 
tawa, which  lost  league-leading  run- 


by  Eric  Francis 

Charlatan  Staff 

Several  new  players  will  have  some 
rather  big  shoes  to  fill  if  the  men's  soccer 
team  wants  to  compete  at  the  level  it  did 
a  year  ago. 

The  squad  is  coming  off  an  impressive 
6-2-2  record,  which  was  goodenough  for 
second  place  in  the  Ontario  University 
Athletic  Association's  East  Division  last 
year. 

The  same  group  of  players  also  won 
the  highly  prestigious  and  competitive 
Queen's  indoor  tournament  in  March. 

But  this  year,  the  core  of  this  competi- 
tive group  has  been  torn  in  half. 

Carleton  will  gear  up  for  this  season 
without  last  year's  coach,  Ian  Martin, 
who  left  to  pursue  higher  education  at 
the  rival  University  of  Toronto. 

Missing  from  the  team  photo  this  year 
will  be  captain  David  McFall.  His  brother 
Richard  will  also  be  sorely  missed  on  the 
field,  but  he  will  take  on  the  role  of 
assistant  coach.  Striker  Willie  Murray, 
the  Ravens'  leading  scorer  last  season, 
graduated  last  fall,  as  did  Mark  Melnyk. 

Perhaps  the  biggest  hole  to  fill  will  be 
between  the  posts.  Veteran  goaltender 
Gus  Menna,  widely  considered  one  of  the 
best  in  the  province,  has  also  played  out 
his  eligibility. 

Last  year's  backup,  Eric  Peters,  is  an 
early  favorite  to  mind  the  net.  But  there 
were  three  capable  keepers  at  the  first 
practice  who  will  battle  him  for  the  job. 


ning  back  Darren  Joseph  to  the  Rough 
Riders,  may  be  vulnerable.  The  McGill 
Redmen  also  lost  star  tailback  Marc 
Thiffeault,  but  will  attempt  to  dominate 
the  trenches  with  a  huge  offensive  line. 

The  Queen's  Golden  Gaels  are  losing 
only  four  starters  and  are  rated  fourth  in 
1 992  university  preseason  rankings.  Sev- 
enth-ranked Bishop's  will  attempt  to  re- 
peat as  O-QIFC  finalists  without  all-Ca- 
nadian quarterback  Silvio  Martel. 

The  Ravens  play  their  first  preseason 


game  against  Queen's  on  Aug.  29,  fol- 
lowed by  a  home  game  versus  Waterloo 
on  Sept.  5  at  1  p.m..  The  Ravens  open  the 
regular  season  at  Bishop's  Sept.  12. 

The  team  is  giving  away  packs  of  CFL 
cards  at  the  Waterloo  game  and  gift 
certificates  will  be  raffled  off.  However, 
no  amount  of  freebies,  gimmicks  or 
promos  will  please  long-suffering  Raven 
fans  as  much  as  that  first  win.  □ 


New  soccer  coach  looks  to  young  talent 


August  27,  1992  •  The  Charlatan  •  13 


New  Dave  just  hoping  for  playoff  berth 


by  Keith  Serry 

Charlatan  Staff 

There  is  something  old  and  some- 
thing new  from  Carleton  women's  soc- 
cer coach  Dave  Kent  this  year. 

The  old  is  optimism.  The  Ravens  fin- 
ished with  a  playoff  birth  and  fourth 
place  in  their  six-team  division  lastyear, 
despite  being  below  .500.  Kentsaid they'll 
hold  their  ground  in  1992. 

"(Assistant  coach)  Fred  (Juett)  and  1 
are  shooting  for  third  or  fourth  (place)," 
Kent  said. 

This  might  be  a  daunting  task  for  a 
team  that  has  lost  a  host  of  veterans  to 
graduation,  including  Kara  Blanchette, 
whose  25  career  goals  made  her  the 
Ravens'  all-time  leading  scorer,  and 
Karen  Anderson,  three-time  Ravens  MVP 
and  two-time  all-Canadian. 

Anderson  will  be  joining  the  team  this 
year  as  an  assistant  coach.  And  that's 
not  the  only  thing  new  with  women's 
soccer. 

What's  also  new  is  the  caution  sur- 
rounding Kenfs  optimism.  In  previous 
years,  Kent  has  thrown  caution  to  the 
wind  when  making  pre-season  predic- 
tions. When  the  new  Dave  Kent  talks 
about  the  1992  campaign,  there  is  no 
word  of  rookies  ready  to  blow  the  lid  off 
the  conference  or  of  transfer  students 
from  other  schools  ready  to  make  the 
collective  heads  of  the  Ontario  univer- 
sity women's  soccer  league  spin. 

As  a  matter  of  fact,  Kent  doesn't  even 
want  to  talk  about  new  blood. 

"I  don't  want  to  talk  about  rookies 
and  transfers  until  after  we've  finished 


camp,"  Kentsaid.  "We're  going  to  make 
sure  we've  got  everybody  here  and  then 
we'll  make  our  assessments." 

Quietly,  Kent  did  let  it  slip  that  the 
strengths  of  this  year's  recruiting  class 
are  at  midfield.  There  also  seems  to  be  an 
influx  of  size  in  1992,  something  Kent 
felt  was  lacking  in  previous  teams. 

"We've  been  quite  small  in  previous 
years.  I  think  we'll  be  strongerandbigger 
this  year  .  .  .  and  I  don't  think  we'll  be 
giving  up  too  much  speed,"  he  said. 

"Soccer  is  not  like  football  (for  evalu- 
ating rookies)  where  you  get  the  film  and 
can  see  (the  players'  strengths  and  weak- 
nesses)," he  said.  "All  we  know  is  these 
girls  have  played  with  these  schools  and 
these  clubs  and  we  have  to  ask  where 
they'll  fit  in  with  us." 

One  player  Kent  is  looking  forward  to 
fitting  in  is  Carleton's  1991  female  ath- 
lete -of- the-y  ear,  Ailsa  Eyvindson.  Though 
Eyvindson  is  better  known  for  her  winter 
exploits  as  a  member  of  the  nordic  ski 
team,  Kent  is  looking  forward  to  finding 
out  what  she  can  do  on  the  soccer  pitch. 

"At  the  least  what  she'll  bring  us  is 
some  maturity  and  great  athleticism," 
he  said. 

Eyvindson  mightbe  called  upon  to  fill 
the  scoring  gap  after  the  loss  of 
Blanchette.  If  not,  the  weight  may  fall  on 
the  shoulders  of  third-year  forward  Mary 
McCormick  or  second-year  Kathy 
Sheppard. 

The  midfield  seems  to  be  strong  with 
fifth-year  veteran  [one  Martin  joining 
fourth-year  Nancy  Pearson  (sister,  by  the 
way,  of  Toronto  Maple  Leaf  Rob  Pearson) 


and  Ontario  Women's 
Interuniversity  Athletic 
Association  all-star  Lori 
Chiarelli. 

The  Ravens  aren't 
the  only  team  going 
through  a  shake-up  in 
1992. 

Last  year's  division 
champs,  the  York 
Yeowomen,  have  lost 
eight  starters  to  gradu- 
ation. In  the  past  two 
seasons,  York  has  gone 
19-1.  The  Yeowomen 
were  responsible  for  giv- 
ing the  Ravens  two  of 
their  soundest  whip- 
pings last  season,  but 
Kent  said  this  year  there 
might  be  a  twist. 

"We  get  both  of  our 
games  against  York 
early  in  the  season,  so  I 
think  we  might  be  able 
to  steal  one,"  he  said. 

Their  first  chance  at 
an  upsetwillcome  Sept. 
20  when  the  Yeowomen 
and  the  Ravens  face  off 
at  Raven  Field  for  Car- 
leton's  first  league 
game. 

Kent  said  the  team 
will  try  to  stick  to  the 
defensive  style  that 
evolved  over  last  season. 

"It  may  be  boring  to  watch,  but  I've 
found  that  defensive  soccerwins  games," 


The  Ravens'  post-season  drive  starts  Sept  20. 


he  said. 

■  Training  camp  for  the  Ravens  starts 
Sept.  6.  '  □ 


Lacrosse  team  faces  tough  year  in  new  division 


by  David  Sail 

Charlatan  Staff 

The  Carleton  lacrosse  club  was  two 
games  over  .500  last  season  and  still  had 
an  off-year. 

The  team  has  had  remarkable  success 
over  the  last  several  years,  including 
three  straight  8-0  regular  seasons  before 
last  year's  slip  to  5-3.  All  this  means 
Carleton  will  play  in  the  premier  Divi- 
sion I  under  the  league's  new  two-tiered 
divisional  system. 

"It'll  be  tougher,"  said  coach  Greg 
Kent.  "The  teams  that  we're  playing  are 
all  good.  But  I  think  we'll  have  at  least  a 
.500  season  and  I'm  hoping  we  do  better 
than  that." 

Kent  said  it's  still  difficult  to  know  for 
sure  who  he'll  have  at  opening  practice. 
Lacrosse  is  not  a  varsity  sport  and  does 
not  get  funding  from  Carleton's  athletics 


department  for  recruitment. 

The  club's  top  two  goaltenders  from 
lastyear,  Kevin  Sylvester  and  Peter  Lee, 
shouldbeback,  Kentsaid.  Club  president 
Shawn  Gilmore  is  returning  to  solidify 
the  midfield. 

Kent  is  also  expecting  a  couple  of  new 
players  to  help  shore  up  the  defence. 

"It  might  be  a  young  defence,  but 
with  a  little  bit  more  teaching,  I  think 
they  could  be  quite  good,"  said  Kent. 

The  team  might  not  be  quite  so  lucky 
when  it  comes  to  offence.  High-scoring 
attacker  Craig  Smith  is  not  coming  back 
and  Derek  Graham  is  pursuing  scholar- 
ship offers  at  American  universities. 

"That's  not  going  to  help  us,"  said 
Kent. 

But  Kent  is  looking  forward  to  the 
return  of  Adolf  Curtis,  a  rookie  last  sea- 
son who  showed  a  knack  for  scoring. 


Employment 
Opportunity 

Position:  Assistant  to  the  Coordinator, 

Mature  &  Part-time  Students' 

Centre 
Pay  Rate:  $  7. 00  per  hour 

Work  Term:  10  hours  a  week  for  10  weeks  per  term 

The  Mature  &  Part-time  Students'  Centre  needs  a  qualified  person  to 
assist  the  coordinator  in  fulfilling  her  duties. 
Applications  are  available  at  the  Mature  and  Part-time 
Students'Centre,  room  314,  Unicentre  and  the  CUSA  Office,  room  401 
Unicentre. 

Application  deadline  is  September  18, 1992  (4:00  pm). 

Please  sign  up  for  an  interview  when  you  hand  in  your  application.. 


"In  terms  of  getting  the  goals,  he 
should  help  take  the  place  of  Craig 
Smith,"  Kentsaid. 

He's  clearly  glad  to  have  the  experi- 
ence of  players  like  Gilmore  and  veteran 
Ian  Mitchell-Gill. 

"(Mitchell-Gill)  is  real  keen  and  the 
energy  that  those  guys  bring  to  the  field 
is  great." 

Last  year,  Carleton  did  not  make  the 
top  four  teams  in  the  league  and  was 
relegated  to  the  second  division  of  the 
playoffs.  The  club  won  the  second  divi- 
sion title  with  a  1 3- 1 2  win  over  Windsor, 
the  team's  first-ever  championship. 

The  team  was  also  involved  in  a 
controversy  after  some  team  members 
allegedly  sang  sexist  chants  during  its 
orientation  ceremony  last  fall.  Student 
council  withdrew  the  money  it  gives  the 
team,  making  it  more  difficult  for  the 
team  to  cover  expenses  for  the  remain- 
der of  the  season. 

"It  wasn't  good,"  said  Kent  about  the 
incident.  "But  thaf  s  over  with  now.  And 
there's  a  lot  of  new  guys  coming  and 
they  don't  even  know  about  it." 

In  previous  years,  the  league  was 
divided  into  east  and  west  divisions, 
with  Carleton  playing  in  the  east  divi- 
sion. This  year,  the  club  will  be  facing 
traditional  east  division  rivals  McMaster, 
Brock,  Western,  Queen's  and  Guelph  in 
the  six-team  Division  I. 

The  four  bottom  teams  —  York,  the 
University  of  Toronto,  Waterloo,  and 
Laurier  —  play  in  Division  II. 

Kent  said  teams  are  chosen  for  each 
division  based  on  a  couple  of  criteria. 
Division  II  teams  have  less  money  and 
aren't  as  well-established  as  top  division 
teams. 

"If  s  a  combination  of  level  of  play 
andhow  organized  they  are,"  he  said.  "I 
guess  we'll  reassess  the  divisions  at  the 
end  of  the  year.  (Teams  in  Division  II) 


don't  have  as  much  money.  We  put 
them  in  Division  II  to  get  them  going 
again." 

Kentsaid  the  team  will  play  an  exhi- 
bition game  against  a  local  Ottawa 
club,  the  Lazers,  sometime  between  Sept. 
8  and  14. 

Carleton  opens  its  regular  season  at 
McMaster  on  Sept.  19.  □ 


Sports  Trivia 


Ansewer  the  following  question 
correctly  and  become  elligible  to  win 
a  dinner  for  two  at  Kilrea's. 

What  National  League  pitcher 
of  the  1960s  went  140-55  in  his 
six  best  seasons  but  failed  to  get 
a  single  vote  for  the  Cy  Young 
Award? 

Rules: 

1 .  Place  your  answer,  name  and 
phone  number  on  a  piece  of  paper 
and  submit  it  to  The  Charlatan  sports 
editor,  room  531  Unicentre.  The  re- 
cipient of  the  prize,  a  $25  dinner  for 
two  coupon,  will  be  determined  by  a 
supervised  draw  of  all  correct 
ansewers. 

2.  All  ansewers  must  be  received 
by  Wednesday,  Sept  9,  1992. 

3.  Charlatan  staff  members  are 
not  eligible  to  participate 


14  •  The  Charlatan  •  August  27,  1992 


 RANT  'N'  RAVEN   

Football  team's  time  for  glory  is  now 


by  David  Sail 

Charlatan  Staff 

To  put  it  mildly,  the  last  four  years 
have  not  been  kind  to  the  Carleton  Ravens 
football  team. 

For  long-suffering  Ravens  fans,  the 
statistics  are  something  they  want  to 
forget. 

Four  years.  Two  wins.  Twenty-six 
losses. 

Those  numbers  aren'tpretty  and  2-19 
probably  isn't  the  kind  of  record  head 
coach  Gary  Shaver  expected  to  see  beside 
his  name  three  years  after  replacing 
former  head  coach  Ace  Powell. 

If  s  been  a  long  time  since  Carleton's 
glory  years  of  the  mid-'80s,  when  the 
Ravens  were  loaded  with  all-star  talent 
like  running  back  Mark  Brown  and  de- 
fensive backs  Michael  Allen  and 
Moustafa  Ali. 

That  team,  like  all  great  sports  teams, 
suffered  the  inevitable  collapse  when 
those  players  moved  on. 

A  couple  of  years  for  rebuilding  are  a 
given.  But  after  four  years  of  consistent 
last-place  football,  the  rhetoric  is  start- 
ing to  wear  a  little  thin. 

Let's  get  one  thing  clear.  The  Rdvens 
have  talent.  They've  got  a  quality  offen- 


sive line,  not  one,  but  two  fourth-year 
quarterbacks,  two  highly  skilled  veteran 
wide  receivers,  and  some  solid  veterans 
in  just  about  every  other  area. 

They've  got  some  big  holes  to  fill,  too, 
but  then  so  do  most  other  university 
football  teams  when  players  leave  or 
graduate.  Injuries  are  something  every 
team  must  deal  with. 

Shaver's  built  up  a  competitive  pool 
of  talent,  but  something  has  been  miss- 
ing in  the  Raven  teams  of  the  past  few 
years. 

Call  it  what  you  will  —  the  killer 
instinct,  that  extra  bit  of  desire  that 
makes  a  bunch  of  skilled  players  a  playoff 
contender. 

The  Ravens  have  made  some  strides. 
They  may  not  be  winning,  but  at  least 
they're  keeping  most  of  their  players  in 
school  and  on  the  team .  At  least  50  of  last 
year's  62  players  are  back.  The  Ravens 
are  stocked  with  third,  fourth,  and  fifth- 
year  players. 

Butlastyear,  21  of  the  24  starters  were 
back  from  the  previous  year.  The  Ravens 
had  the  experience  and  a  playoff  berth 
was  supposed  to  follow. 

The  result?  A  second  straight  1-6  sea- 
son. 


Shaver  seems  to  have  solidified  the 
academic  side  of  the  picture.  But  the 
bottom  line,  as  always,  is  what  happens 
on  the  field. 

That's  where  the  biggest  strides  have 
to  be  made  and  Shaver  may  have  made 
his  most  important  moves  in  that  direc- 
tion last  January. 

Shaver  brought  in  former  Ottawa 
Rough  Riderhead coach  George  Brancato 
to  direct  the  offence  —  a  unit  that  has  let 
the  team  down  far  too  many  times  over 
the  last  few  years. 

Brancato  brings  30  years  of  coaching 
experience  and  two  Grey  Cup  rings  to  the 
job.  You  can't  argue  with  that. 

Shaver  also  hired  two  former  head 
coaches  of  the  Ottawa  Sooners,  Bob 
Stephen  and  Chris  Thompson,  as  assist- 
ants. Stephen  won  an  Empire  State 
League  championship  as  an  assistant 
coach  with  the  Ottawa  Bootleggers  in 
1988.  Thompson  won  a  junior  champi- 
onship in  1984  as  defensive  coordinator 
of  the  Sooners. 

Coaches  like  these  bring  something 
thathasbeen  sorely  lacking  in  the  Ravens 
of  late  —  they  know  how  to  win.  That's 
something  that's  hard  to  teach,  even  to 
talented  veterans,  and  their  presence 


should  rub  off  some  of  that  winning 
attitude  onto  the  team. 

Shaver's  former  group  of  assistants 
was  young  and  enthusiastic,  but  didn't 
have  the  experience  that  Brancato, 
Stephen,  and  Thompson  bring  to  the 
team.  They  lacked  that  intangible  aura 
of  success  and  it  showed  in  the  players. 

But  now,  it's  time  for  the  team  to  pick 
up  on  the  new  attitude. 

Fourth-year  quarterback  Brett 
Thomson  has  to  rebound  from  a  season 
that  was  at  best  mediocre. 

Veteran  wide  receivers  Mark  Whitton 
and  Andrew  Fairbaim  have  to  step  for- 
ward and  help  Thomson  find  the  end 
zone  more  often. 

The  defensive  line,  led  by  talented  all- 
Canadian  Hubie  Hiltz,  has  to  come  up 
with  a  lot  more  pressure  on  opposing 
quarterbacks. 

All-star  safety  Chris  Howard  and  the 
rest  of  the  defensive  secondary  have  to 
gel  together  and  get  the  job  done. 

The  time  is  right.  The  pieces  of  the 
puzzle  seem  to  be  in  place.  Now,  it's  time 
for  Gary  Shaver  and  the  Ravens  to  fi- 
nally deliver. 

If  this  team  doesn't  do  it  this  year,  it 
might  be  too  late.  □ 


Rugby  Ravens  ready  for  a  run  at  first  place 


by  David  Sail 

Charlatan  Staff 

The  Carleton  rugby  Ravens  aren't  fool- 
ing around  with  any  talk  about  just 
being  competitive  going  into  the  1992 
season. 

The  team  finished  third  in  the  On- 
tario University  Athletic  Association's 
Division  II  last  year  with  a  4-3  record, 
despite  being  a  favorite  to  win  it.  The  top 
team  in  the  division  qualifies  for  the 
playoffs  with  three  Division  I  teams  and 
moves  into  Division  I  the  following  year. 

"The  goal  is  the  championship,"  said 
head  coach  Lee  Powell.  "If  the  bodies 
return  who  say  they  are  going  to  return, 
I  would  say  we're  the  odds-on  favorite  to 
win  (the  Division  II  title)." 

The  Ravens  made  the  top  division 
four  years  ago,  but  were  knocked  back 
into  Division  II. 

"I  think  we  have  a  good  chance  to 
move  up  this  year,"  said  third-year  vet- 
eran Rocco  Paoletti.  "The  desire's  there." 

Powell  said  he  expects  key  veterans 
like  Anthony  Eidher,  Mike  Rys,  and  Matt 
Pierce,  the  "quarterback"  of  the  team  at 
outside-half,  will  be  back  to  give  the 
team  the  experience  it  needs  to  capture 
the  division. 

But  even  Powell  is  not  exactly  sure 
who  will  be  suiting  up  for  the  Ravens  this 
year. 

"That's  the  $60-million  question  be- 
cause you  never  know,"  he  said.  "There 
are  some  new  recruits  I  hope  will  fill 
some  spots." 

Powell  sentoutletterstohigh  schools 
across  Ontarioinforming  students  about 
the  rugby  program,  and  he  said  several 
students  applying  to  Carleton  from 
Calgary  and  B.C.  expressed  interest  in 
playing. 

About  50  players  will  probably  start 
training  camp  the  first  week  in  Septem- 
ber, Powell  said,  but  he  added  if  s  tough 
to  say  how  many  of  those  will  stick 
around  with  the  team. 

"We  start  the  week  before  school 
starts,"  he  said.  "Ifs  a  big  question  if 
you're  going  to  meet  people  and  party  or 
go  to  rugby  practice." 

"The  forwards  usually  are  (a  team's) 
strongest  part,"  said  Paoletti.  "What  we 
have  to  concentrate  on  more  are  our 


backs." 

Paoletti  said  the  biggest  challenge  for 
the  Ravens  is  going  to  be  consistently 
playing  well  together  asaunit.The  team 
got  off  to  a  3-0  start  last  season  before 
suffering  through  a  three-game  losing 
skid  in  the  middle  of  the  season. 

"The  first  few  games  we  play  really 
well  together,"  he  said.  "It's  one  of  the 
most  important  things  in  rugby  to  have 
all  15  guys  playing  together  as  a  unit." 

The  addition  of  Jim  Carr  to  coach  the 
backfield  should  help  improve  the  team's 
play,  Powell  said.  Carr,  who  plays  for  the 
Ottawa  Irish  Club,  worked  with  the  backs 
in  two  practices  last  season. 

"Just  in  those  two  practices,  we  saw  a 
great  improvement  with  the  backs," 
Powell  said. 

Assistant  coaches  Reg  Boyles  and 
Seamus  Hollingsworth  are  both  return- 
ing from  last  season. 

The  Ravens  will  be  playing  in  Divi- 
sion II  with  Royal  Military  College,  Trent, 
Brock,  Sir  Wilfrid  Laurier  and  York  this 
season. 

The  Ravens  are  divided  into  first  and 
second  teams,  and  a  third  team  if  there 
are  enough  players.  The  first  and  second 
teams  both  play  in  the  OUAA.  The  third 
team  plays  exhibition  games  against 


And  you  thought  getting  to  class  on  time  was  tough. 


local  Ottawa  clubs  on  Wednesdays. 

Powell  said  the  Ravens  need  a  little 
more  desire  if  they  want  to  be  Divison  II 
champs  this  year. 

"We  run  the  kids  pretty  hard,"  he 
said.  "You  end  up  getting  the  ones  that 
want  to  play  and  want  to  leam,  playing. 


We  haven't  won  the  championship  (be- 
fore). I  think  we  were  missing  a  little  bit 
of  skill  and  a  little  bit  of  the  attitude." 

The  Ravens  open  their  season  with  a 
road  trip  to  New  York  state  after  Labor 
Day.  Their  first  league  game  is  at  home 
against  Trent  on  Sept.  19.  □ 


MEN'S  SOCCER  cont'd,  from  page  13 
athlete-of-the-year  last  season,  said  the 
team 's  success  this  year  will  depend  on 
the  performance  of  last  season's  first-year 
fringe  players. 

"If  guys  like  Mark  Baumgartner  and 
[oe  Gabor  can  step  in  and  contribute  as 
they  can  they  will  really  change  things," 
he  said. 

Lastyeafsoutstandingrookie,  Declan 
Bonnar,  will  patrol  the  midfield  along- 
side solid  veteran  Dave  Rowntree. 

Robbie  Saxberg,  who  tied  for  team 
scoring  last  year  with  Murray,  will  suit 
up  again  and  will  lead  an  offence  that 
needs  some  help.  The  presence  of  Basil 
Phillips,  Mark  MacKenzie  and  Chris 
Scucatto  is  also  important,  but  whether 
they  plan  on  returning  to  the  team  this 
year  is  still  unknown.  If  s  too  early  to  tell. 

No  stranger  to  soccer  in  Ottawa,  first- 
year  coach  Sandie  Mackie  wasted  little 
time  getting  down  to  business  at  the 


team's  first  practice  Aug.  24.  After  a  brief 
introduction,  Mackie  immediately  started 
taking  the  group  of  15  players  through 
warm-ups  and  into  some  drills.  Mackie 
said  he  won't  make  any  cuts  until  he's 
seen  everybody  play. 

"They  all  deserve  a  chance  and  they'll 
all  get  one,  even  if  they  don't  show  up 
until  September,"  he  said.  "But  with  kids 
like  Claudio  (Escobar),  Declan  (Bonnar) 
and  Andrew  (Nichol),  I  know  we'll  be 
okay." 

Both  Escobar  and  Nichol  played  high 
school  soccer  in  Ottawa  last  year  and  are 
early  favorites  to  help  fill  in  a  gaping 
roster. 

Men's  intercollegiate  athletic  co- 
ordinator John  Wilson  said  between  30 
and  40  players  have  called  him  express- 
ing interest  in  playing,  but  whether  or 
not  they'll  show  up  is  another  story. 

McFall  said  the  team  is  m  isslng  four  of 


five  starters,  but  added  he's  already  im- 
pressed with  some  of  the  rookies. 

The  team  should  easily  make  the 
playoffs,  since  the  top  four  of  six  teams 
advance.  But  don't  expect  a  national 
top-10  ranking  like  last  year. 

Expect  last  yeafs  division  winners, 
Laurentian,  to  finish  tops  again.  After 
that,  Toronto,  York,  Queen's  and  Carle- 
ton should  all  be  highly  competitive. 
Trent  is  also  in  the  division,  but  have 
always  served  as  whipping  boys. 

A  modest  goal  this  year  would  be  to 
avenge  the  early  exit  from  last  year's 
playoffs.  After  taking  three  of  four  points 
from  Toronto  last  year,  the  Ravens  were 
beaten  by  the  Blues  on  their  home  field 
3-1  in  the  division  semi-final. 

The  Ravens  open  the  regular  season 
at  home  against  York  on  Sept.  20.  □ 


August  27, 1992  •  The  Charlatan  •  IS 


Girlymen:  Athletics  is  here  to  pump  you  up 


by  Fred  Gutz  and  David  Sail 

Charlalan  Staff 

One  thing  oJl  first-year  students  should 
be  wary  of  is  the  infamous  "Frosh  15." 

"Frosh  15,"  or  better  known  at  Carle- 
ton  as  "saga-butt,"  refers  to  those  un- 
sightly mounds  of  doughy  fat  that  build 
up  after  six  weeks  of  excessive  drinking, 
eating  and  not  exercising.  So,  to  all  of 
you  first-year  students  out  there,  getbusy 
and  "pump  up." 

The  following  list  will  tell  just  some  of 
the  fat-fighting  facilities  Carleton  has  to 
offer,  as  well  as  when  and  how  to  use 
them. 

The  services  below  are  free  for  a  whole 
year  with  your  student  I.D.  card.  Well, 
not  free,  really.  You're  actually  dishing 
out  one  of  the  highest  athletics  fees  in 
Ontario,  $118,  as  part  of  your  tuition 
fees.  But  compared  to  a  membership  at  a 
health  club,  it's  a  steal. 

Everything  at  the  Physical  Recreation 
Centre  starts  off  at  the  Tuck  Shop.  It's 
where  you  check  in  each  time  you  use  the 
athleticfacilities.Givean  employee  your 
student  card  and  they'll  give  you  a  towel 
and  wrist  band  (you  have  to  give  them 
back  once  you're  done,  though). 

If  you  saw  Mark  Tewksbury  strike  gold 
and  want  to  see  how  you  fare  in  the  pool, 
Athletics  has  a  50-metre  pool  with  three 
diving  platforms  and  several  lanes  for 
swimmers  of  various  speeds.  There's  a 
sauna  and  whirlpool  in  the  change  rooms 
for  your  after-workout  meltdown. 

The  pool  hours  are  Monday  to  Friday, 
7:30  to  8:30  a.m.,  12:15  to  1:15  p.m., 
4:30  to  6  p.m.,  and  9:15  to  10:50  p.m., 
and  on. weekends  from  1  p.m.  to  2  p.m.. 

Carleton's  gymnasium,  called  the 
Raven's  Nest,  is  adequate.  You  can  usu- 
ally find  a  good  pick-up  game  of  basket- 


ball when  nothing  else  is 
scheduled  on  the  court. 

Squash  is  your  game, 
you  say?  Fine.  The  Rec- 
reation Centre  has  nine 
air-conditioned  interna- 
tional and  American 
squash  courts  available. 
They  can  be  booked  for 
40  minutes,  at  a  cost  of 
$2.14  in  the  morning 
and  afternoon,  and 
$3.75  at  noon  hour  and 
in  the  evening.  If  s  easi- 
est to  book  first  thing  in 
the  morning  and  after 
eight  in  the  evening. 

OK,  so  Amie's  your 
hero.  The  Fitness  Centre 
features  free  weights,  a 
universal  9Ym> 
stairmaster  machines, 
rowing  machines,  and 
stationary  bicycles.  It's 
small  and  sometimes 
unb  elievably  crowded,  so 
it's  best  to  go  early  in  the 
morning  to  avoid  the  rush.  Hey,  if  you 
want  to  inflict  that  much  pain  on  your- 
self, why  not  get  up  at  an  ungodly  hour 
to  do  it?  It's  open  from  7:30  a.m.  to  10 
p.m.  on  Mondays,  Wednesdays  and  Fri- 
days, from  9  a.m.  to  10  p.m.  Tuesdays 
and  Thursdays,  and  from  noon  to  10 
p.m.  on  weekends. 

The  Heavy  Weight  room  is  good,  if 
you  wan  t  to  really  bulk  up  (and  get  sore). 
It  costs  an  extra  $69.55  to  join  for  an 
academic  year.  Fees  are  prorated,  so  if 
you  want  to  quit  your  membership  early, 
you  get  a  share  of  your  money  back, 
minus  an  administration  fee. 

The  Nautilus  Centre  is  designed  for 


Arnold  started  out  just  like  this. 


those  whoare  just  getting  startedorwant 
to  tone  up.  Membership  fees  for  these 
facilities  are  also  extra. 

If  you  also  want  that  jock  look  to  go 
with  your  new  bod,  the  Athletics  store 
sells  lots  of  cool  Carleton  clothing.  Prices 
are  reasonable  .and  there  are  usually 
good  sales  at  the  end  of  each  term. 

And  for  those  aches,  pains  and  inju- 
ries, Carleton's  Sports  Medicine  Clinic  is 
one  of  the  best  in  the  city.  If  s  open  from 
7  a.m.  to  7  p.m.  Monday  to  Thursday 
and  from  7:30  a.m.  to  5  p.m.  Fridays.  It's 
a  good  idea  to  make  an  appointment. 

The  Athletics  office,  on  the  second 
floor  of  the  Physical  Recreation  Centre,  is 


the  place  to  go  to  find  out  about  intra- 
mural sports,  swimming  lessons,  aero- 
bics classes,  and  more.  It's  open  Monday 
to  Friday  from  8:30  a.m.  to  4:30  p.m.  or 
call  them  at  788-4480. 

Finally,  for  all  you  Jim  Couriers  and 
Monica  Seleses  out  there,  Carleton  has 
five  tennis  courts  beside  the  Physical 
Recreation  Centre.  If  s  advisable  to  make 
reservations  to  ensure  you  get  a  court. 

This  list  is  just  the  beginning.  So  get 
out  of  your  room  and  off  of  your  butts. 
The  only  way  to  stay  in  shape  is  to  use  the 
facilities  built  for  you.  Remember,  the 
only  thing  that  couch  potatoes  pick  up  is 
the  remote  control.  □ 


Don't  fall  behind  in  your  course  reading! 

Read  twice 
as  fast! 


You  don't  skip  words  or  guess  at  their  meaning  with  the 
technique  you'll  learn  in  this  6-hour  Speed  Reading 
course. 

You  read  every  word  more  quickly  and  more  effectively, 
gaining  the  comprehension  and  appreciation  you  need 
and  enjoy. 

A  50%  increase  in  your  reading  speed,  with  good  com- 
prehension, is  guaranteed.  Average  increase  is  80  - 100%. 


Free 

information  sessions 

( About  1  hour  In  length) 

Thursday  2  pm  Sept.  17 
Thursday  7  pm  Sept.  17 
Saturday      10am      Sept.  19 


•Concentrate 

better. 
•Retain  what 

you  read. 
•Learn  "attack 

strategies". 


Course  dates 

and  times 

Thursday 

2-5  pm 

Sept.  24  &  Oct.  1 

Thursday 

7  -10  pm 

Sept.  24  &  Oct.  1 

Saturday 

9:30  -  4:30  pm 

Sept.  26 

Thursday 

'  7  -10  pm 

Oct.  15  &  22 

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9:30  -  4:30  pm 

Oct.  17 

Course 
cost: 

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Harris  Speed  Reading  is  sponsored  by  Carleton  University  Students  Association. 


16  •  The  Charlatan  •  August  27,  1992 


  ARTS  &  ENTERTAINMENT   

A  carnival  of  alternative  delights 


by  Nichole  McGfll 

Charlatan  Staff 

It  was  a  bizarre  sight. 

Trapped  in  a  shark  cage  at  the  side  of 
the  stage,  a  demented  fellow  whacked 
the  b'jezus  out  of  a  Kenmore  washing 
machine  with  a  iron  rod,  while  a  jeering 
crowd  hurled  insults  at  him  with  feverish 
relish. 

"  Come  on,  you  asshole !  You  God  damn 
American,"  they  screamed  in  unison. 
"Crush  it!  Crush  it!  Crush  it!" 

Strangely  enough,  this  appliance 
annihilator  enjoyed  the  abuse  and  grins 
evilly  as  bolts  and  shards  of  metal  flew 
everywhere. 

No,  this  wasn't  a  scrap  yard  battle  of 
brawn.  The  "Sharkbait  Crushfest"  was 
merely  one  of  the  "oddities  and  curiosi- 


Lush's  Miki  Berenvi:  eohemeral  no  more. 


ties"  festival  mastermind  Perry  Farrell 
promised  for  Lollapalooza  '92. 

For  a  month-and-a-half  this  alterna- 
tive festival  thundered  through  27  cities, 
settling  at  Molson  Park  in  Barrie,  Aug.  5. 
The  travelling  carnival  offered  a  band 
line-up  that  would  make  any  self-pro- 
claimed "alternative"  freak  drool.  The 
RedHotChili  Peppers,  Ministry,  Ice  Cube, 
Soundgarden ,  the  Jesus  and  Mary  Chain, 
Pearl  Jam  and  Lush  played  on  a  huge 
stadium  stage  in  a  fenced  off  area.  There 
were  rumours  that  Farrell's  new  band, 
Porno  for  Pyros,  would  make  an  appear- 
ance, but  Farrell  was  a  no-show. 

In  addition  to  these  well-known  bands, 
a  second  plaza  stage  which  featured 
budding  local  talent  was  set  up.  The  Jim 
Rose  Circus  Sideshow  and  the  Crushfest 
appeared  there,  too.  Aopen  midway  was 
a  new  addition  to  the  festival  that  com- 
bined elements  of  Kensington  market,  a 
travelling  carnival  and  tribal  rites. 

Farrell  started  off  the  original  festival 
last  year  as  a  showcase  for  alternative 
talent  in  music  and  art.  Lollapalooza  is 
a  Spanish  term  meaning  someone  or 
something  very  unique  or  interesting. 


Last  year,  a  small  number  of  artists  and 
lobby  groups  were  confined  to  a  tent. 
Farrell  wanted  an  open-air,  carnival  at- 
mosphere for  Lollapalooza  '92,  with  more 
artists  and  freaky  people.  At  Molson 
Park  people  could  stroll  through  the 
midway,  visit  the  secondary  stage  or 
hide  out  in  a  beer  tent.  But  most  of  the 
30,000-plus  crowd  came  to  see  the  bands. 

The  Lollapalooza  '92  bill  was  domi- 
nated by  heavy  guitar,  but  it  was  still  a 
good  12  hours  of  music. 

England's  Lush  were  on  first,  but  secu- 
rity didn't  open  the  gates  to  the  main 
stage  area  until  30  minutes  before  Lush 
came  on,  causing  a  minor  riot.  Once 
things  settled,  Lush  put  on  an  energetic, 
mesmerizing  show  that  dismissed  criti- 
cisms that  their  music  is  "too  ephem- 
eral." Singer/guitar- 
ist Miki  Berenyi 
lashed  her  fuchsia 
locks  and  grooved 
onstage,  playing 
songs  from  Spooky 
and  Gala.  Later  on, 
Berenyi  and  fellow 
guitarist  Emma  An- 
derson joined  Min- 
istry for  an  intense 
15-minute  version 
of  "So  What." 

Seattle's  Pearl 
Jam  were  a  big  hit 
with  the  high  school 
crowd  that  came 
specifically  to  see 
them,  but  their  type 
of  bland  grunge 
paled  in  compari- 
son to 
Soundgarden's  per- 
formance later. 

Pearl  Jam  was 
also  guilty  or  some 
insincere  posturing. 
Lead  singer  Eddie 
Vedder  nearly 
turned  stomachs 
(well,  my  stomach) 
when  he  interrupted 
a  song  to  say  he  was 
concerned  about 
some  rough 
moshing  in  the  pit. 
Too  bad  nothing 
rough  was  happen- 
ing when  Vedder 
made  his  staged  re- 
mark. "A  song  is 
nothing  in  compari- 

—   son  to  a  human  life, 

man,"  Vedder  said,  ending  off  his  sappy 
drivel  with,  "we  really  care."  Bleech. 

Soundgarden  gave  Pearl  Jam  a  lesson 
in  how  to  be  good  musicians  and  still 
remain  humble  when  they  gave  a  tight 
set  of  fast,  heavy  grunge.  Most  of  their 
songs,  like  "Jesus  Christ  Pose"  and  "Rusty 
Cage,"  came  from  Badmotorfinger,  with 
one  importantcoveroflce-T'scontrover- 
sial  "Cop  Killer."  Singer  Chris  Cornell 
encouraged  the  audience  to  sing  the 
lyrics,  arguing  "it's  just  a  song." 

By  the  time  Ministry  hit  the  stage  the 
moshing  sea  of  bodies  that  formed  with 
Lush,  swallowed  up  one-third  of  the  field 
and  threatened  to  creep  further.  Just  in 
time  too,  because  Ministry  blew  all  the 
bands  out  of  the  park. 

Singer  Al  Jourgenson  looked  like  a 
bleak,  apocalyptic  messenger  on  a  stage, 
cloaked  in  black  with  fragments  of  blind- 
ing light  and  industrial  videos  above  the 
entire  spectacle.  Ministry  assaulted  the 
throng  with  a  barrage  of  metal-indus- 
trial noise  for  an  hour,  flashing  blinding 
light  into  their  eyes.  When  the  Chili 
Peppers  appeared  after  the  destruction 
that  Ministry  reeked,  singer  Anthony 


Kiedis  looked  like  abig  cheeseball 
in  his  harlequin  outfit. 

Other  disappointments  were 
the  Jesus  and  Mary  Chain  who 
are  notorious  for  their  inebriated 
antics.  This  time  they  were  sober 
and,  consequently,  less  interest- 
ing. 

Ice  Cube  seemed  out  of  place, 
since  a  vocal  part  of  the  crowd 
resented  a  rapper  being  on  the 
bill.  Ironically,  the  same  teenaged 
cluster  who  yelled  at  Ice  Cube  to 
go  back  to  L.A.,  cheered  earlier 
when  Soundgarden  played  "Cop 
Killer." 

In  all,  it  was  strange  seeing 
bands  like  Soundgarden  and  Min- 
istry, confined  to  Porter  Hall  three 
years  ago,  play  to  a  stadium- 
sized  crowd.  Although,  thebands 
are  labelled  as  "alternative,"  the 
truly  unique  acts  were  found  in 
the  midway  and  on  the  Plaza 
stage. 

Toronto's  Look  People  was  first 
on  the  Plaza  stage  wearing  bi- 
zarre clownsuitcostumeswith  lots 
o  frills.  Often,  the  band  dress  like 
heavy-metalers  and  pretend  they 
are  the  opening  act. 

The  Jim  Rose  Circus  Sideshow 
brought  their  collection  of  odd 
humans  to  the  secondstage.  The  Torture 
King  skewered  various  parts  of  his  body, 
then  electrocuted  himself,  and  the  truly 
Amazing  Mr.  Lifto  performed  his  notori- 
ous act  of  lifting  irons  with  a  ring  through 
his  penis.  This  time  his  privates  were 
hidden  with  shaving  cream. 

The  most  original,  local  performance 
came  from  a  group  of  Toronto  musicians 
who  executed  an  inspiring  metal  version 
of  Jesus  Christ  Superstar.  Jesus  wore  a 
white  BeeGees  suit. 

On  the  midway,  festival -goers  could 
buy  black  clothing  from  vendors,  get  a 
fake  tattoo  or  have  a  body  part  pierced. 
Apparently,  other  body  manipulating 
booths  did  not  make  it  past  the  border,  so 
many  Toronto  artists  were  called  up  at 
the  last  moment 
to  fill  in  the 
spaces.  These  un- 
derground artists 
were  creative 
pitstops  in  the 
midway. 

Artist  Kurtis 
Summer  used 
ripped  out  fash- 
ion photographs 
of  women  as  his 
canvas  and 
penned  intricate 
skeletons  over 
their  frames.  His 
work  pounded 
home  a  message 
about  not  only 
how  fashion 
magazines  pro- 
mote anorexia 
but  how  perish- 
able physical 
beauty  is. 

Artist  Fiona 
Smyth  looked  as 
wild  as  her  unin- 
hibited, cartoon 
figures  with  anest 
of  black  ponytails 
jutting  from  her 
head.  Smyth's 
phallic  paintings 
of  female  figures 
play  with  the 
physical  aspects 
of  gender  in  a  hu- 


Apocalyptic  cowboy,  Al  Jourgenson. 


morous  way. 

People  could  play  The  Wheel  of  Safe 
Sex,  take  some  protein -packed  smart 
cyber  drugs  (legally)  or  pick  up  literature 
from  Amnesty  International  or  the  Can- 
nabis Action  Network. 

Lollapalooza  '92  overloaded  all  the 
senses  and  proved  the  festival  is  not  so 
much  a  showcase  of  "alternative"  bands 
as  a  celebration  of  original  art  and 
warped  ideas  behind  it.  Hopefully,  the 
great  attention  given  to  Lollapalooza 
will  only  promote  the  uniqueness  of  these 
artists  and  musicians,  not  kill  it. 

After  all,  people  need  an  alternative 
to  mainstream  society  if  they're  expected 
to  remain  stable.  □ 


TheTorture  King  prepares  for  electricution. 


August  27,  1992  •  The  Charlatan  •  17 


Music  for  the  cross-dressing  white  boy 


by  Blayne  Haggart 

Charlatan  Staff 

Have  you  been  unable  to  watch  the 
Republican  National  Convention  on  tel- 
evision because  after  a  few  minutes  of 
exposure  you  start  feeling  ill?  Well,  how 
about  trying  this:  Imagine  what  the 
speakers  look  like  in  fishnet  stockings 
and  high  heels. 

I  suppose  it's  only  natural  that  a 
conversation  with  California  band 
Cracker  would  lead  to  cross-dressing 
politicians.  Bassist  Davey  Faragher  rou- 
tinely appears  on  stage  in  a  dress,  and 
besides  —  this  isn't  a  band  that  takes  life 
too  seriously. 

Faragher  is  one-third  of  Cracker.  The 
other  two-thirds  consists  of  guitarist 
Johnny  Hickman  and  vocalist/guitarist 
David  Lowery.  Yes,  that's  David  Lowery 
of  the  now-defunct  Camper  van 
Beethoven.  The  trio,  who  all  grew  up  in 
Redding,  California,  formed  the  band 
about  two  years  ago. 

They've  been  on  the  road  since  Febru- 
ary promoting  their  self-titled  first  re- 
lease. This  tour  brought  them  to  Zaphod 
Beeblebrox  August  20  (see  concert  re- 
view page  19)  where,  only  hours  before, 
George  Bush  accepted  the  Republican 
Party's  nomination  for  President  of  the 
UnitedStates.They  shared  their  thoughts 
on  Cracker  music,  the  importance  of 
maturity  in  music,  and  the  fashion  sen- 
sibilities of  Pat  Buchanan. 

There  is  a  sharp  contrast  between 
Lov/ery'sworkin  Camper  van  Beethoven 
and  Cracker;  Lowery's  sense  of  humour 
is  still  present,  but  where  Camper  had  a 


strong  folk  influence  on  their  music, 
Cracker  is  much  more,  well,  cracker. 

"Cracker,"  explains  Lowery,  "means 
white  boy,  white  trash." 

According  to  Lowery,  the  music  is 
taken  from  that  cracker  tradition.  "Right 
now,  a  lot  of  bands  are  playing  that 
funk,  hip  hop,  thrash-metal  stuff.  We're 
drawing  basically  from  country  and  blues 
and  thafs  very  white  boy  or  roots  or 
something." 

This  change  in  style,  for  Lowery  at 
least,  has  been  an  asset  to  the  band. 
Lowery  asserts  that  Cracker  has  been  his 
most  warmly  received  record.  He  puts 
this  down  to  "doing  the  wrong  thing  at 
the  right  time  which  then  becomes  the 
right  thing  at  the  right  rime." 


"A  lot  of  songwriters;  their 
songwriting  matures.  I 
think  the  great  songwrit- 
ers, their  songwriting 
immatures,  so  that's  what 
I'm  trying  to  do." 


Guitarist  Johnny  Hickman  has  a  sim- 
pler explanation.  "He's  hanging  out  with 
the  riffraff  he  was  always  meant  to  hang 
out  with." 

This  new  style  combined  with  Lowery's 
status  as  an  ex-Camper  has  allowed  them 
the  best  of  both  worlds.  Because  of  Lowery , 


Cracker  did  not  have 
to  start  off  as  complete 
unknowns.  To  this  ef- 
fect, Lowery  agrees 
that  it  does  help,  "but 
in  the  States  at  least, 
we're  past  that  now." 

Hickman  adds,  "A 
lot  of  times  now  at 
shows  in  the  States, 
we'll  play  a  Camper 
song  and  a  lot  of  the 
audience  looks  at  us 
like  the  RCA  Victor 
dog,  not  recognizing 
it.  Whereas  when  we 
first  started  out  we'd 
do  a  Cam  per  song  and 
it  would  be  like,  'Uh, 
oh!  He's  backV" 

The  lyrics  are  also 
in  that  spirit.  Songs  like 
"Teen  Angst  (Whatthe 
World  Needs  Now)," 
which  Lowery  calls  "a 
rant  wondering  what 
this  girl  would  look  like 
with  her  clothes  off", 
captures  the  spirit  of 
youth  in  a  way  a  Bryan 
Adams  rock  anthem 
can  only  pretend  to. 
Lowery  attributes  his 
ability  to  capture  the 
spirit  of  youth  to  his 
songwriting  style.  "A 
lot  of  songwriters,  their  songwriting  ma- 
tures. I  rhink  the  great  songwriters,  their 
songwriting  immatures,  so  that's  what 


Imature  singer/songwriter  Dave  Lowery. 


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Carleton  University 

Addendum  to  Class  Schedule 

4S§55i 

Fall/Winter  1992-93 

New  Course  Sections  Added  as  of  1992  August  21 

Course 

Term 

Call  Number 

Day  and  Time 

Room  Number 

Business 

42.101*  V 

1st 

42101  220 

Thursday     00:01  -  03:00 

42.102*  V 

2nd 

42102  220 

Thursday      00:01  -  03:00 

English 

18.100  K 

F/W 

18100110 

Tuesday       17:30  -  20:30 

413  Southam  Hall 

18.162  L 

'F/W 

18162  120 

Wednesday  18:00-21:00 

312  Steacie 

Film  Studies 

19.100  C 

F/W 

19100  030 

Thursday  08:30-11:30 

lOOSt.Patrick's 

French 

20.101*  G 

1st 

20101  070 

Monday       09:30-  10:30 
Wednesday  08:30  -  09:30 
Thursday  10:30-11:30 

112  Paterson  Hall 
112  Paterson  Hall 
118  Paterson  Hall 

20.110  C  F/W 

(for  Journalism  students  only) 

20110  030 

Monday  12:30-13:30 
Wednesday  11:30-12:30 
Thursday      13:30  - 14:30 

112  Paterson  Hall 
112  Paterson  Hall 
112  Paterson  Hall 

Philosophy 

32.110  B 

F/W 

32110  020 

Tuesday  11:30-12:30 
Wednesday  13:30-14:30 
Friday  12:30-13:30 

492  Tory 
492  Tory 
492  Tory 

Publlshcdby  IheOfAceof  Admenlons  and  Academic  Records 

I'm  trying  to  do." 

For  the  record,  he  succeeds. 
"You're  trying  so  hard  to  be  an  adult 
when  you're  22  or  23  and  then  you 
realize  that  it's  all  bullshit  and  you  go 
back  to  the  basic  stuff  you  worry  about 
when  you're  immature,"  he  continues. 
"You  know,  what  girls  look  like  with 
their  clothes  off.  Is  there  beer  left?  Are 
the  cops  going  to  shut  us  down?  Good 
stuff  like  that." 

That's  not  to  say  that  these  fellows 
are  not  interested  in  the  big  picture.  In 
fact,  according  to  them,  they'd  just  love 
to  get  involved  in  the  1992  American 
presidential  election.  This  being  the 
night  that  George  Bush  performs  his 
acceptance  speech,  these  loyal  Ameri- 
cans were  full  of  ideas  on  how  to  get 
involved. 

Faragher:  "We're  doing  this  vote  for 
Bush  ..." 

Lowery:  "Gay,  cross-dressing  drug 
addicts  for  Bush.  We  thought  what  we 
[could]  do  to  hinder  the  Bush  campaign 
is  if  we  actually  supported  him." 

Charlatan:  So  do  these  conventions 
turn  your  stomach? 

Hickman:  "Oh  yeah,  Pat  Buchanan, 
Pat  Robertson,  Pat  Nixon,  all  the 
Pats  . .  ." 

Faragher:  "Pat  Buchanan  looks  great 
in  a  pair  of  stockings  and  garters." 

Lowery:  "It's  really  fun  to  watch  those 
conventions  and  imagine  what  they 
look  like  in  fishnets  and  high  heels.  If 
you  watch  the  Republican  National 
Convention  with  that  in  mind  if  s  really 
entertaining." 

(Discussion  ensues  on  whether  Pat 
Buchanan  was  ever  a  wooden  puppet) 

Lowery:  "Buchanan  actually  men- 
tioned that  the  Democratic  Convention 
was  the  greatest  exhibit  of  cross-dress- 
ing in  America  (liberals  dressed  up  as 
moderates).  He  uses  just  a  few  too  many 
words.  I  think  he's  secretly  a  cross  dresser. 
He's  totally  latent." 

So  there  you  have  it.  Cross-dressing, 
beer,  and  rock  'n  roll.  What  more  can 
you  ask  for?  Q 


18 -The Charlatan* August  27,1992 


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Emotion,  hatred  and  righteousness 


by  Nichole  McGMI 

C ha/la! an  Staff 


ROLLINS  BAND 

Off  Limits 

Thursday,  August  13 


Even  before  he  launches  into  the  first 
song,  Henry  Rollins  is  a  perfect  mask  of 
intensity. 

Dressed  in  his  standard  black  shorts 
and  tattoos,  Rollins  stands  on  stage  in  a 
hypnotic  sway,  his  fingers  constantly 
curling  into  a  fist.  He  pauses,  inflates  his 
lungs  so  deeply  the  veins  on  his  neck 
burst  out.  Then  he  screams  out  the  casti- 
gating words  of  "Low  Self  Opinion." 

The  Rollins  Band  drove  emotion,  ha- 
tred and  righteousness  to  a  fevered  pitch 
in  typical  fashion  to  a  packed  crowd  at 
Off  Limits.  Off  Limits  usually  serves  as  a 
hip-hop  club,  but  the  large  converted 
warehouse  space  and  good  sound  system 
made  a  great  venue  to  see  a  band. 

Most  of  the  crowd  was  there  when 
opening  act  Corrosion  of  Conformity  hit 
the  stage.  The  hardcorers  from  North 
Carolina  inflicted  their  brand  of  politi- 
cal metal-punk  fusion  on  a  frenzied 
moshing  crowd.  A  high  note  was  when 
singer  Karl  Agell  registered  his  vote  for 
the  impending  American  elections  with 
the  song  "Vote  For  a  Bullet." 

As  strong  as  C.O.C.'s  performance 
was,  it  just  hinted  at  the  imminent  power 


of  the  Rollins  Band. 

Rollins  has  built  up  his  intense  per- 
sona first  as  frontman  for  hardcore  leg- 
ends Black  Flag  in  the  early  80s  and  later 
for  his  own  self-titled  band.  Insanedrum- 
mer  Sim  Cain  andguitarist  Chris Haskett 
are  part  of  a  tight  group  that  alters  from 
powerful  hardcore  to  a  slowed  down 
pace  which  shows  off  Rollins'  powerful 
lyrics. 

In  fact,  the  audience  was  most  mes- 
merized when  Rollins  would  interrupt  a 
song  to  go  off  on  a  long  monologue  to 
hypnotic  music  letting  you  savour  the 
violent  stream  of  his  words  that  con- 
demn as  much  as  they  mock.  Before 
launching  into  "Obscene"  Rollins  gave 
this  mocking  monologue: 

"I  say  I  love  you.  I  need  you.  I'm 
starving  for  your  touch." 

"She  says  'Uh  huh.  Right.  Me  two.'" 

"OOOOO  baby  —  I  love  the  way  you 
lihiiie." 

At  shows  like  this  the  audience  usu- 
ally turns  into  an  unruly  mob,  but  Rollins 
was  mesmerizing  enough  for  people  to 
just  stand  and  stare;  mainly  the  female 
audience  members. 

Most  of  the  messages  Rollins  conveys 
in  his  lyrics  are  those  of  a  truly  disgrun- 
tled man.  Rollins  spouted  advice  like 
"impress  yourself  'cause  the  rest  won't 
matter  in  time",  "do  it  or  it  will  get  done 
to  you"  and  "the  best  lies  are  hope,  that 
tomorrow  will  be  a  better  day." 


11  Don't  fuck  me  up 
with  peace  and  love" 


by  Blayne  Haggart 

Charlatan  Staff 


CRACKER 
Zaphod  Beeblebrox 
Thursday  Aug.  20 


"You  don't  have  to  be  afraid  of  us.  I 
would  be,  but  you  don't  have  to." 

Usually,  such  prompting  from  bands 
to  get  a  crowd  moving  fails  and  the  band 
ends  up  playing  to  a  bunch  of  motionless 
strangers.  But  this  night,  it  worked. 

Guitarist  Johnny  Hickman's  remark 
after  the  opening  number,  "Don't  Fuck 
Me  Up  (With  Peace  and  Love)"  packed 
Zaphod's  dance  floor  with  a  crowd  that 
alternately  danced,  waltzed,  moshe'd, 
slow  danced  and  generally  just  had  fun. 

It  was  one  of  those  nights  when  the 
band  seemed  to  be  enjoying  themselves 
as  much  as  the  crowd.  When  the  band 
lost  sound  halfway  through  "Don't  Fuck 
Me  Up,"  they  started  jumping  around. 
Later  on,  they  kept  playing  when  guitar 
strings  snapped  during  a  few  songs. 

Ohio's  The  Cavedogs  were  slated  to 
open,  but  cancelledat  the  last  minute  for 
unknown  reasons.  Ottawa's  Evil  Knievel 
substituted,  playing  a  Pixies-style  rock 
withintelligentsongslike"P.T.  Barnum" 
and  "Billy  Bishop."  Unfortunately,  their 
witty  lyrics  were  drowned  in  feedback. 

Cracker  kept  the  crowd  satisfied  with 
their  straight-ahead  rock  and  diverse 


With  a  hard  glare  focused  on 
an  unseen  object  ahead  of  him, 
Rollins  seemed  oblivious  to  the 
chaos  in  front  of  him,  instinc- 
tively dodging  the  oddkickfrom 
a  jumping  stage  diver  like  a 
blind  man. 

Rollins  has  fed  off  his  hatred 
for  the  world  and  himself  for 
years.  After  years  of  feeding  off 
this  self -hatred,  you  would  think 
Rollins'  reserve  would  be  ex- 
hausted, but  there  is  always 
more  for  him  to  brood  on. 
Rollins'  constant  references  to 
dying  young  and  to  friends  who 
had  died  are  a  reference  to  the 
recent  death  of  a  friend  of  his, 
Joe  Coon. 

"The  stupidest  God  damn 
thing  for  you  to  do  is  go  out  and 
die.  To  go  to  your  house  and  get 
killed,"  he  said  before  launch- 
ing into  "Another  Life"  with  the 
lines  'You  must  think  you're  go- 
ing to  live  forever.' 

Rollins  likes  to  announce  his 
ominous  views  on  the  world. 

"It'sgettingmeanerouthere 
everyday.  Some  of  you  will  get 

shot,  some  of  you  will  get   Better  watch  out  for  flying  bodily  fluids.  

stabbed,  some  of  you  may  get  raped..."        "if  everyone  got  their  due,  you'd  be 

But  even  if  the  world  is  a  mean,  grimy    rich  and  a  lot  of  people  would  be  dead, 
place,  Rollins  left  us  with  one  cheery    Or  they'd  be  working  for  you."  □ 
thought  to  console  ourselves  with. 


music.  Frontman  David  Lowery,  with  his 
eternally  pubescent  voice,  and  the  rest  of 
the  band  gave  the  set  an  energy  you 
can't  capture  in  a  studio.  Even  "Dr. 
Bemice/'asentimental  waltz,  was  burst- 
ing with  life.  Cracker  performed  a  seven- 
teen-song  set  and  four-song  encore  like  it 
was  their  first  month  on  tour,  not  their 
seventh. 

In  addition  to  the  songs  from  their 
album,  Crackervaried  their  setwith  some 
country  tunes,  while  satisfying  die-hard 
Camper  van  Beethoven  fans  with  old 
material  like  "I  Was  Born  In  A 
Laundromat"  and  the  set-closing  "Shut 
Us  Down. "  Lowery  fronted  the  legendary 
underground  band  before  forming 
Cracker  in  1990. 

This  spirit  of  variety  continued  into 
the  lead  vocals.  Hickman  and  bassist 
Davey  Faragher,  his  purple  dress  match- 
ing his  dreadlocked  hair,  took  over  vocal 
duties  forseveral  songs,  including  a  cover 
of  Elvis  Costello's  "Whafs  So  Funny 
About  Peace,  Love,  and  Understanding 
Anyway?"  Even  their  roadie,  Joe,  belted 
out  a  country  tune  that  had  couples 
slowdancing. 

After  an  evening  with  Cracker,  you 
have  to  believe  them  when  they  say  that 
they  truly  enjoy  touring  and  P'Qyin9 
live.  At  a  time  when  recording  "stars" 
act  like  it's  a  burden  togo  up  on  stage,  if  s 
refreshing  to  find  a  band  that  remember 
playing  live  is  what  it's  all  about.  □ 


School  of  Continuing  Education 
improves  service  to  itv  students 

itv  students  who  enrol  in  a  mix  of  on-campus 
and  "V"  section  courses  will  be  able  to  pick  up 
itv  course  materials  for  the  first  time  at  an  on- 
campus  location.  During  the  weeks  of  Septem- 
ber 8-25  inclusive,  students  will  be  able  to  pick 
up  itv  materials  in  the  Tory  Science  Building. 

Hours  of  operation  of  the  itv  Materials 
Distribution  Centre  will  be: 
Monday-Friday         8:30  a.m.-4:30  p.m. 
Monday-Thursday     5:00  p.m.-8:30  p.m. 

Students  who  enrol  in  only  "V"  section  courses 
andTapes-to-You  students  will  have  their  course 
materials  mailed  to  them  as  usual. 

The  School  of  Continuing  Education  would  like 
to  acknowledge  the  support  of  the  Department 
of  Earth  Sciences  for  the  use  of  the  Tory  Kiosk 
as  an  itv  Materials  Pick-Up  Centre  during 
September  8-25,  1992. 


August  27,  1992  •  The  Charlatan  •  19 


Surpassing  the  dimensions  of 


by  Nlchole  McGilf 

Chailalan  Statf 

Original  art  only  transpires  o:»ce  an  artist  has  experi- 
mented with  a  medium  so  much,  they  have  taken  a  medium 
past  traditional  bounds. 

A  recent  photography  and  video  installation  at  SAW  Gallery 
featured  two  artists  who  have  developed  their  own  original  styles  in 
their  respective  mediums. 

Leila  Sujir's  video  Archival  Moments  In  An  Ongoing  Set  Of  Power  Relations 
and  Ramona  Ramlochand's  photography  exhibit  Crawling  Out  Of  Umbo 
opened  Aug.  14.  Both  artists  use  an  overlapping  collage  effect  that  gives  added 
depth  and  meaning  to  the  two-dimensional  mediums. 

Sujir  is  an  internationally  known  video  artist  and  writer  from  Calgary.  SAW 
invited  her  to  be  an  artist  in  residence  for  three  weeks  where  she  produced  her  most 
recent  video. 

Sujir's  videos  deal  with  cultural  displacement,  a  personal  subject  for  Sujir  who  is  half- 
Asian.  "If  s  hard  to  construct  an  identity  if  you  are  not  mirrored  in  a  larger  cultural  context," 
Sujir  notes. 

In  previous  works  Sujir  has  mixed  different  media  in  ambitious  demonstrations.  My  Two  Great- 
Grandmothers,  Her  Great  Grandfather,  and  Me,  completed  in  1991,  was  an  impressive  display  of  ; 
monitors  lined-up  across  a  wall  above  a  quilt  with  video  stillr.,  which  had  been  transferred  onto  fabric, 
sewn  into  it. 

Archival  Moments  ...  is  a  more  modest  display.  Three  21-inch  monitors  buried  in  pink  marble  project 
superimposed  images  of  eyes  belonging  to  racial  minorities  over  archival  footage.  It  is  hard  to  tell  what  races 
are  represented  in  the  video,  but  that  is  Sujir's  aim. 

"I  didn't  want  to  single  out  one  minority  over  another,"  said  Sujir.  "They  all  are  affected  by  thiscontinuing 
power  struggle." 

Sujir  calls  her  installation  is  "a  poetic  haunting  of  history."  Archival  Moments ...  is  infused  with  so  many 
evocative  images  that  their  greater  meaning  is  processed  unconsciously  by  the  viewer. 

Sujir  used  footage  documenting  dark  moments  for  racial  minorities  in  Canadian  history.  Some  of  the 
footage  included  Mackenzie  King  approving  a  bill  for  Japanese -Canadian  intemmentand  the  signing  of  the 
Asian  Exclusion  Act,  when  British  Columbia  took  the  vote  away  from  Asian-Canadians. 

"The  archival  footage  provides  link  to  varying  pieces  of  history  that  are  still  asserting  themselves  today,"   -  " 
Sujir  said. 

Sujir  conveys  the  tragedy  of  institutionalized  racism  with  images  of  a  waterfall  superimposed  over  sad, 
haunted  eyes,  falling  like  tears.  The  flowing  primitivism  of  nature  contrasts  harshly  with  the  static  archival 
shots. 

Ramlochand  uses  the  same  layering  of  images  to  create  a  collage  of  dimensions  in  her  photographs. 
"Crawling  Out  Of  Limbo"  depicts  projected  and  mirrored  images  of  Ramlochand  amongst  a  fake  floral  and 
African  village  setting.  "In  The  Memory  of  My  Mind"  colorfully  dressed  Black  Africans  in  a  truck  contrast 

against  stoic  black  and  white  shots  of  photography  by  Yousuf  Karsh.  In  all 
of  Ramlochand's  pictures,  her  use  of  vibrant  colors  evoke  vivid  memories  of 
exotic  unknown  places. 

Other  photographs  were  elegantly  simple. "  Uncaged  Within  Boundaries"  shows 
the  image  of  a  lioness  projected  over  a  hallway  comer  making  an  Ottawa  apartment 
seem  the  animal's  natural  stalking  ground. 

"I  was  trying  an  environment  that  wasn't  Africa  or  Canada,"  Ramlochand  explained. 
"I  was  trying  to  create  my  own  environment"  that  was  "borderless,  color-blind  and 
egalitarian." 

Many  pictures  feature  the  mirrored  image  of  Ramlochand,  making  them  truly  her 
own  worlds.  "I've  learned  from  travelling  that  if  you  spend  long  enough  in  any  place  it's 
yours." 

Ramlochand  spent  1990  in  Africa  visiting  17  countries.  Her  photographs  from  Africa 
of  voodoo  markets,  wild  animals  and  villagers  simply  document  her  travels.  CrawlingOut 
Of  Limbo  resulted  from  her  missing  Africa. 

"I  was  homesick,  so  I  watched  my  slides  over  and  over  again.  After  a  while  they 
were  empty."  Ramlochand  began  projecting  her  slides  from  Africa  unto  familiar 
objects  in  her  apartment  and  then  taking  pictures  of  them.  "Most  of  my  shots 
were  taken  on  pure  instinct." 

"These  new  pictures  mean  more  to  me  now  than  my  pictures  of  Africa 
because  now  I  can  interact  with  the  pictures." 

This  was  Ramlochand's  first  photography  exhibit,  although  she 
has  had  sculpture  and  drawings  shown  in  other  galleries.  The 
exhibit  at  SAW  gave  both  artists  an  opportunity  to  discuss  their 
different  mediums.  Now,  Ramlochand  says  she  wants  to 
experiment  with  video. 

"Before  I  was  happy  just  to  play  with  film  and  black 
and  white  photography,"  said  Ramlochand.  "But  now 
if  s  not  a  matter  of  playing  so  much  as  it's  what  I 
want  to  say  with  itand  I  will  use  any  medium  that 
will  let  me  say  what  I  want." 

The  exhibit  ends  Sept.  16.  □ 


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Orientation  comedians  offend 


by  Mo  Gannon 

Cha/lalan  Staff 

Two  comedians  made  some  students 
cry  instead  of  laugh  when  they  per- 
formed at  an  Orientation  event  Sept.  5. 

Mike  Wilmot  and  Tim  Steves  made 
offensive  jokes  about  homosexuals  and 
incest  survivors,  said  Ali  Biggs,  an  Orien- 
tation facilitator  and  co-ordinator  of 
Carleton's  Gay,  Lesbian  and  Bisexual 
Centre. 

Biggs  said  two  or  three  members  of  her 
frosh  group  were  crying  because  they 
were  upset  by  the  comedians'  humor. 
She  said  five  of  them  who  spoke  to  her 
were  offended  and  angry. 

Wilmot  and  Steves  were  opening  for 
the  comedy  act  the  Scared  Weird  Little 
GuysatMackenzie  Field.  Biggssaidmany 
people  in  the  crowd  were  laughing  at  the 
opening  comedians'  jokes. 

"I  don't  think  a  lot  of  people  realized 
how  homophobic  it  was,"  she  said. 
"When  (the  frosh)  have  all  been  drink- 
ing and  they're  all  together,  if  s  a  group 
mentality.  There's  a  lot  of  pressure  to 
laugh." 

Biggs  said  she  asked  CUS  A,  the  under- 
graduate students'  association,  to  pub- 
lish an  apology  and  ban  the  two  come- 
dians from  campus. 

Rene  Faucher,  CUSA's  finance  com- 
missioner, said  the  association  will  pub- 
lish an  apology  and  recommend  Wilmot 
andSteves  not  perform  on  campus  again . 

"It  was  unfortunate.  Ifwe  hadknown 
it  was  like  that,  there's  no  way  we  would 
have  had  that  show, "  Faucher  said.  "With 
Orientation  we're  trying  to  put  forward  a 


responsible  program. 

"We're  trying  to  get  rid  of  stereotypes 
(about  homosexuals)  and  promote  a 
better,  safer,  less  discriminatory  cam- 
pus." 

But  Wilmot  is  booked  to  perform  in 
Rooster's,  one  of  CUSA's  pubs,  on  Nov.  6 
and  Steves  on  Nov.  1 3 .  Andrew  Wadden, 
CUSA's  programmer,  said  he  won't  can- 
cel their  acts  because  CUSA  has  legal 
contracts  with  the  comedians  and  will 
have  to  pay  them  whether  they  perform 


or  not. 

Wadden  said  he  will  check  out  their 
acts  to  see  if  they're  offensive.  "We  don't 
want  to  censor  anybody,  but  obviously 
we  don't  want  to  offend  anyone. 

"A  lot  of  comedy  is  based  on  poking 
fun  at  something,"  he  said.  "It's  unfortu- 
nate when  they  take  it  to  a  point  thaf  s 
offensive." 

Faucher  said  ifs  difficult  to  screen 
opening  comedy  acts  because  they're 
booked  with  the  headline  act  and  their 


humor  isn't  well  known. 

He  said  CUSA  will  be  clearer  as  to 
what's  acceptable  comedy  when  they 
speak  with  booking  agencies  in  the  fu- 
ture. 

Wadden  said  he  didn't  see  the  come- 
dians' acts  during  Orientation,  but  he's 
seen  Wilmot  before  and  hasn't  found  his 
humor  so  offensive  that  he  wouldn't  ask 
him  back. 

Biggs  said  she  and  many  others  were 
extremely  offended  by  both  comedians. 

She  said  Steves  was  making  jokes  about 
incest  victims  who  appear  on  television 
talk  shows. 

"Steves  goes  "I  may  not  have  had  a 
great  childhood,  but  at  least  my  parents 
didn't  fuck  me,'"  she  said. 

.  She  said  Steves  also  joked  about  ho- 
mosexuals having  anal  sex,  saying  that 
when  two  men  ride  in  a  luge  "they  must 
be  pretty  comfy  about  their  sexuality." 

Biggs  said  Wilmot,  who  has  performed 
at  Carleton  before,  made  offensive, 
homophobic  comments  for  about  15 
minutes. 

"He  said'Sure,  I'd  suck  aguy's  cock  for 
a  million  dollars,'"  Biggs  said.  She  added 
Wilmot  repeated  the  joke  several  times. 

Biggs  said  someone  from  the  audi- 
ence handed  Wilmot  a  mil  Hon -dollar 
cheque  and  he  said  he  wanted  to  make 
sure  he  got  cash  for  it  first. 

"I  think  the  student  association  is 
doing  a  lot,"  Biggs  said.  "But  how  can 
you  put  all  this  funding  into  a  gay  and 
lesbian  centre  and  encourage  gay  and 
lesbian  frosh  to  come  out  to  Orientation, 
and  then  put  on  an  act  like  this?"  □ 


Minto  not  accessible  for  mail  carrier 


by  Dave  Crawford 

Charlatan  slaff 

Mark  Pantelimon  won't  be  delivering 
inter-office  mail  for  the  Department  of 
Engineering  anymore,  partly  because 
the  new  Minto  building  isn't  wheelchair- 
accessible. 

In  June,  he  was  told  not  to  come  back 
to  work  because  his  position  was  being 
eliminated.  He  had  been  delivering  mail 
for  more  than  three  years.  His  duties 
have  now  been  absorbed  by  the  depart- 
ment. 

Pantelimon  uses  a  wheelchair  and 
has  an  intellectual  disability.  His  posi- 
tion at  Carleton  was  part  of  a  program 
with  the  Loeb  Centre,  an  Ottawa  organi- 
zation that  trains  people  with  disabili- 
ties for  jobs  in  the  community. 

The  centre  paid  his  salary,  while  the 
Department  of  Engineering  provided  a 
place  for  him  to  put  his  skills  to  work. 

Pantelimon  said  he  had  trouble  using 
the  doors  in  the  runnel  link  between  the 
Minto  and  MacKenzie  buildings  before 
new  automatic  door-openers  were  in- 
stalled in  August. 

He  also  can't  access  the  department's 
mail-room  in  the  new  Minto  Centre  be- 
cause ifs  kept  locked  and  he  would  need 
help  from  the  staff  to  open  the  door.  He 
said  his  supervisors  told  him  the  staff 
didn't  have  time  to  help  him  with  this. 

He  said  the  new  mailboxes  in  the 
Minto  building  are  also  too  high  for  him 
to  reach. 

Gordon  Forth,  an  assistant  dean  of 
engineering,  is  Pantelimon's  on-cam- 
pus  liaison  with  the  department.  Forth 
said  the  decision  to  end  Pantelimon's 
position  was  made  after  a  review  of  the 
problems  he  would  face  in  the  new  Minto 
building. 

Forth  said  the  reasons  for  Pantelimon's 
dismissal  were:  the  limited  accessibility 
°f  some  of  the  new  areas  he  would  need 


to  work  in,  the  removal  of  the  Loeb 
Centre's  on-campus  representative,  and 
the  inability  of  the  department  to  meet 
his  social  needs. 

Forth  explained  that  Pantelimon  had 
some  free  time  on  the  job  in  which  he 
liked  to  socialize  with  members  of  the 
department,  who  didn't  have  time  to  do 
so. 

Michael  Vickers,  a  co-ordinator  at 
the  Carleton  Disability  Awareness  Cen- 
tre, said  he  felt  a  more  determined  effort 
could  have  been  made  to  keep 


Pantelimon  on  the  job. 

"Mark  has  overcome  difficulties  be- 
fore," he  said.  The  staff  at  the  Science 
and  Technology  Centre  in  the  Herzberg 
building  built  Pantelimon  aspecial  fork- 
lift  that  fit  on  his  wheelchair  to  help  him 
lift  the  mail,  said  Vickers. 

Vickers  wrote  a  letter  to  Malcolm 
Bibby,  the  dean  of  engineering,  asking 
him  to  review  the  decision.  There  was  no 
formal  reply  and  the  decision  still  stands . 

When  Forth  became  aware  of 
Pantelimon's  problems  on  the  job,  he 


contacted  loe  Silverman,  Pantelimon's 
supervisor  at  the  Loeb  Centre.  Silverman 
agreed  that  the  position  be  terminated. 

"The  problems  with  accessibility  were 
secondary  to  the  lack  of  social  support 
for  Mark,"  Silverman  said.  "His  needs 
couldnotbe  metin  this  position  anymore. 

"The  agreement  with  the  Department 
of  Engineering  worked  out  better  than 
we  hoped,"  he  said.  "The  original  term 
was  six  weeks  to  six  months.  The  depart- 
ment was  very  supportive  of  the  pro- 

MINJO  cont'd  on  page  4 


Long  line-ups  for  OSAP  raise  tempers 


by  Daniel  Willis 

Charlatan  Slaff 

This  line  for  student  loan  processing 
formed  at  9  a.m.  Sept.  8  outside  the  gym 
and  no  one,  including  the  Awards  Of- 
fice, the  students'  associations  or  the 
hapless  students  could  have  foreseen 
the  nine  or  ten  hour  wait  that  lay  ahead. 

"In  the  morning  people  were  calm 
and  as  the  day  grew  longer,  you  saw 
more  of  them  bunching  up,  of  people 
losing  their  humanity,"  said  Jay  Kirat,  a 


second-year  Engineering  student. 

As  tempers  grew  short  in  the  humid 
afternoon  people  became  more  vocal 
with  their  complaints.  Aggery  Suther- 
land, a  second-year  English  student,  was 
there  when,  after  nine  hours,  Shawn 
Rapley,  president  of  the  undergraduate 
students'  association  (CUSA),  and  Carol 
Fleck,  director  of  student  awards,  ex- 
changed heated  words  of  disbelief  at  the 
situation. 

"By  this  time  people  were  bunching 


up,  pushing,  cursing,"  said  Sutherland. 
"They  were  out  of  control." 

Nothing  was  done  to  improve  the 
situation  that  day,  but  CUSA  and  the 
Awards  Office  began  passing  out  num- 
bers to  students  the  next  day,  telling 
them  to  return  when  the  numbers  were 
posted  outside  the  gym.  Music  and  re- 
freshments were  provided  by  CUSA  for 
the  rest  of  the  week. 

Starting  Sept.  14,  loans  will  be  proc- 
essed in  the  Administration  building.  □ 


The  long  and  winding  line  that  led  to  their  loans. 


September  10,  1992  •  The  Charlatan  •  3 


Carleton  settles  human  rights  complaint 


by  Sarah  Green 

Chat  lalan  Slafl 

Two  former  Carleton  students  have 
been  awarded  a  cash  settlement  for  a 
complaint  filed  with  the  Ontario  Hu- 
man Rights  Commission  against  the 
university. 

Pierre  Beaulne  and  Kenneth 
Gallagher  filed  their  complaint  Sept.  5, 
1989,  describing  numerous  incidents  of 
discrimination  against  lesbiansand  gays 
which  occurred  when  they  were  students 
at  Carleton. 

One  incident  involved  the  deface- 
mentof  Beaulne'selection  posters,  which 
were  burned  when  he  ran  for  the  under- 
graduate students'  association's  (CUSA) 
council. 

The  complaint  was  settled  out  of  court 
in  June.  The  university  agreed  to  remove 
any  discriminatory  graffiti  within  one 
working  day  of  when  a  complaint  is  filed 
with  campus  maintenance. 

Beaulne  was  also  awarded  $1,000  in 
general  damages  and  Gallagher  $500. 
Neither  of  them  could  be  reached  for 
comment. 

Ali  Biggs,  co-ordinator  of  the  Gay, 
Lesbian  and  Bisexual  Centre,  said 
Beaulne  and  Gallagher  agreed  to  an 
out-of-court  settlement  because  "they 
would  have  lost." 

"Administration  instead  got  a  silent, 
sweet  settlement  that  happened  during 
the  summer,"  Biggs  said.  "Administra- 
tion is  sweeping  its  problems  under  the 
carpet." 

The  written  settlement  said  the  uni- 
versity would  alsoestablish  a  foot  patrol, 
a  human  rights  committee  and  a  gay 
and  lesbian  resource  centre. 


A  foot  patrol  and  a  human  rights 
committee  were  established  at  Carleton 
in  1 990  and  a  gay  and  lesbian  centre  in 
1991.  Biggs  said  they  were  provisions  in 
the  settlement  because  "the  case  is  years 
old"  and  didn't  exist  when  the  com- 
plaint was  made  in  1989. 

Biggs  said  the  settlement  wrongly 
implies  the  university  was  giving  per- 
mission for  the  GLB  Centre  to  open. 

"We  don't  need  their  permission," 
she  said. 

Biggs  said  CUSA  initiated  the  GLB 
Centre  and  the  centre  receives  funding 
from  it  and  the  graduate  students'  asso- 
ciation. 

Thesettlementstatesthatthe  univer- 
sity doesn't  admit  to  violating  the  com- 
plainants' human  rights  and  Beaulne 
and  Gallagher  do  not  retract  their  com- 
plaints. 

Don  McEown,  executive  assistant  to 
the  university's  president,  said  the  com- 
plainants essentially  agree  to  "discon- 
tinue action"  and  the  settlement  is  "full, 
final  and  complete." 

Biggs  said  Beaulne  and  Gallagher 
were  "boughtout"  by  the  university  and 
the  money  awarded  for  damages  was 
only  "slight  compensation."  She  said 
the  settlement  doesn't  include  any  new 
initiatives  to  stop  harassment  of  gay 
and  lesbian  students. 

"What  about  those  students  still  (at- 
tending Carleton)?"  Biggs  said.  "Will  I 
have  to  sue  the  university  for  $1,500 
when  I  graduate?" 

She  said  "like  it  or  not"  the  university 
admitted  there  is  homophobia  on  cam- 
pus because  they  awarded  damages  to 
Beaulne  and  Gallagher. 


Biggs  said  the  settlement's  clause  de- 
nying there  are  anti-gay  sentiments  on 
campus  is  "a  slap  in  the  face." 

McEown  said  the  university  is  not 
prepared  to  accept  responsibility  for  the 
anti-gay  incidents  listed  in  the  com- 
plaint. 

Biggs  said  administration  is  "lOyears 
behind"  in  recognizing  gays'  and  lesbi- 
ans' rights  and  should  make  the  same 
"genuine  effort"  CUSA  is  making  to 
combat  homophobia. 


"I  would  like  to  know  they  care,"  she 
said.  "I  would  like  to  be  able  to  tell  (the 
GLB  Centre's)  volunteers  they  shouldn't 
be  scared  of  being  followed  home  and 
beaten  up  or  of  being  harassed,  but  I 
can't  tell  them  that." 

McEown  said  the  university  tries  to 
maintain  a  "positive"  environment,  but 
it  is  not  likely  society  in  general  will  ever 
reach  a  time  when  there  is  no  discrimi- 
nation. □ 


MINTO  cont'd  from  page  3 

gram.  Mark  learned  a  great  deal  and 
had  a  good  experience." 

Forth  said  he  regrets  having  to  let 
Pantelimon  go. 

"I'm  sorry  about  the  short  notice  he 
was  given,  but  we  were  looking  for  alter- 
natives until  the  last  possible  moment," 
he  said.  "It  is  regrettable  that  the  prob- 
lems were  not  identified  sooner,  but  I  do 
not  think  that  it  would  have  made  any 
difference." 

Forth  added  Pantelimon  performed 
his  duties  well  and  he  would  be  glad  to  be 
a  reference  for  him  in  the  future. 

Vickers  said  he  thinks  the  problems 
could  have  been  solved  with  a  little  more 
commitment  from  the  engineering  de- 


partment. 

"There  just  doesn't  seem  to  be  a  good 
enough  reason  to  take  Mark  away  from 
a  position  in  which  he  was  both  happy 
and  successful,"  he  said. 

Pantelimon  is  currently  doing  volun- 
teer work  at  the  Loeb  Centre.  He  said  he 
misses  Carleton. 

"I  made  some  good  friends  there  and 
I  enjoyed  my  work,"  he  said. 

"I  would  like  to  go  back  (to  Engineer- 
ing), but  I  would  like  to  work  anywhere 
at  Carleton." 

He  has  applied  to  the  MacOdrum 
Library,  but  so  far  has  not  received  a 
reply.  □ 


Frosh  freaks  out 

A  first-year  student  takes  part  in  hypnotist  Mike  Mandel's 
performance  at  Porter  Hall  Sept.  8.  as  part  of  the  week's 
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Carleton  tunnels  getting  a  makeover 


by  Carta  Agnes! 

Charlatan  SlaH 

Students  walking  the  tunnels  and 
wandering  the  grounds  at  Carleton  will 
find  their  way  a  little  easier,  with  new 
and  future  improvements  to  the  tunnels 
and  signs  on  campus. 

Many  people  at  the  university  have 
felt  unsafe  walking  the  dingy  tunnels, 
which  were  confusing  and  poorly  lit. 

Now,  the  tunnel  system  is  getting  a 
makeover  —  with  new  paint,  brighter 
lights  and  better  signs. 

The  money  for  the  improvements 
came  from  last  year's  $47,000  grant  for 
safety  from  the  Ontario  government. 
This  year  another  government  grant  of 
$47,500  will  be  spent  to  finish  the  reno- 
vations. The  money  is  part  of  $3  million 
the  Ministry  of  Colleges  and  Universities 
is  giving  Ontario  universities  over  two 
years  to  help  make  campuses  safer  for 
women. 

Shannon  Chisholm,  Carleton's  Foot 
Patrol  coordinator,  said  an  advisory 
committee  compiled  a  list  of  possible 
uses  for  the  funds  and  the  tunnels  were 
considered  a  priority. 

Chisholm  said  the  tunnels  weren't 
necessarily  unsafe  before,  but  some  peo- 
ple felt  uncomfortable  about  using  them. 
She  said  people  got  lost  in  the  tunnels 
because  directions  weren't  well  marked. 

Spruce  Riordon,  Carleton  VP  (Finance 
and  Administration),  said  the  changes 
were  intended  to  make  the  tunnels  "more 
inviting  and  less  forbidding." 

The  tunnel  intersections  between  the 
residence  commons  and  the  Unicentre 
have  been  painted  white  with  wide  yel- 
low stripes  and  mirrors  have  been  strate- 
gically placed  at  the  intersections  to  al- 


low pedestrians  to  see  into  the  adjoining 
tunnel. 

Maps  and  othersigns  have  been  added 
to  the  tunnel  walls  and  emergency  inter- 
coms have  been  installed  with  a  direct 
line  to  security. 

Nancy  Adamson,  Status  of  Women 
co-ordinator,  said  work  will  continue 
this  year  on  the  tunnels  between  the 
Unicentre  and  the  Loeb  building.  She 
said  plans  to  mark  the  distances  to  tun- 
nel exits  on  the  tunnel  signs  have  also 
been  discussed. 

Starting  this  spring,  outside  signs  on 
campus  will  be  improved  over  the  next 
two  or  three  years,  said  Karen  Phillips, 
manager  of  publications  for  administra- 
tion's public  relations  department. 

New  signs  will  include  large  informa- 
tion boards  at  the  campus  entrance, 
maps  on  podiums  marking  "you  are 
here,"  and  directional  signs,  Phillips  said. 

"There  is  essentially  no  way-finding 
signage  now,"  she  said.  "The  whole  flow 
of  traffic  on  campus  will  be  better  di- 
rected." 

Phillips  said  it  has  been  difficult  find- 
ing funding  for  the  project,  but  about 
$70,000,  taken  from  the  grant  and  the 
university's  own  funds,  has  been  put 
aside  for  the  signs  this  year.  She  said 
more  money  will  hopefully  be  found  in 
the  next  couple  of  years. 

"There  isn't  enough  (money)  to  do  it 
well  this  year,"  she  said.  "There  doesn't 
seem  to  be  a  dime  rolling  around  out 
there  right  now." 

Phillips  said  public  relations  has  been 
working  on  plans  for  new  signs  for  a 
couple  of  years.  Groups  like  the  Paul 
Menton  Centre  for  Persons  with  Disabili- 
ties and  the  Status  of  Women  Office  have 


The  view  from  the  new  mirrors  installed  at  tunnel  intersections. 


been  consulted  in  the  process,  she  said. 

An  external  signage  committee,  made 
up  of  members  from  administration,  a 
professor  and  a  student  representative, 


will  hold  its  first  meeting  soon,  said 
Phillips.  The  committee  will  determine 
what  new  signs  are  a  priority.  □ 


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WH  SMITH 


by  Sheila  Keenan 

Charlalan  Stall 

It's  text-buying  time  again.  Time  to 
throw  your  hard-earned  dollars  to  the 
salivating  capitalist  pigs  at  the  Univer- 
sity Bookstore,  right?  Well,  not  quite. 

The  Charlatan  compared  four  Ottawa 
bookstores  with  the  university's  for  Eng- 
lish and  reference  book  prices.  The  com- 
parison yielded  an  interesting  result:  it 
doesn'tmatterwhereyou  buy  these  books. 
They  cost  about  the  same. 

That's  because  the  publisher  suggests 
a  retail  price,  which  most  bookstores, 
including  Carleton's,  follow. 

Carleton's  bookstore  manager  Joe 
Gosset  said  he  thinks  it's  "a  fallacy  that 
because  the  (University)  Bookstore  cor- 
ners the  market  they're  going  to  be  more 
expensive." 

He  said  the  price  of  hard  cover  texts 
could  vary,  possibly  because  of  the  ex- 
change rate,  if  texts  come  from  the  United 
States.  Also,  textbook  publishers  leave  it 
up  to  the  bookstore  to  set  a  price. 

Gosset  said  the  University  Bookstore 
marks  up  texts  so  they  make  20  per  cent 
over  the  wholesale  price. 

Some  students  choose  to  do  all  their 
book  buying  at  the  Carleton  store,  like 


Duane  Wilson,  a  first-year  Commerce 
student. 

He  said  the  cost  of  his  texts  is  "getting 
up  there  very  fast, "  but  saidhethinksthe 
bookstore  is  "probably  doing  the  best 
they  can,"  as  far  as  prices  go. 

There  are  alternatives  to  Carleton's 
bookstore.  Selection  does  vary  from  store 
to  store  though,  so  read  on  for  those  with 
the  best. 

W.H.  Smith  and  Prospero  Books  in 
Rideau  Centre  both  have  a  good  selec- 
tion of  English  and  Canadian  literature 
paperbacks,  as  well  as  dictionaries  and 
writing  style  guides.  These  stores  have 
branches  throughout  Ottawa. 

Octopus  Books  on  Bank  Street  has  an 
excellent  selection  of  literature.  Some 
Carleton  English  professors  order  their 
texts  through  Octopus  and  suggest  stu- 
dents buy  them  there.  Octopus  also  has 
a  wide  selection  of  books,  including  a 
shelfoflesbianliteratureandan  African 
studies  section. 

If  you're  in  a  class  requiring  lots  of 
Shakespeare,  it  would  be  worth  it  to 
check  out  Empire  Books  on  Bank  Street. 
They  have  a  good  selection  of  Shake- 
speare's plays  and  they're  all  half-price 
—  cheaper  than  the  ones  at  the  univer- 


sity's  book- 
store. They 
also  have  a 
small  selection 
of  other  Eng- 
lish literature 
books  at  half- 
price. 

If  you  need 
the  complete 
works  of 
Shakespeare, 
the  ones  rec- 
ommended on 
English  read- 
ing lists  are  at 
the  Carleton's 
bookstore  for  between  $44.25  and  $66.00. 
However,  some  other  editions  can  be 
foundatW.H.Smith  and  Prospero  books, 
for  between  $4.99  and  $31.50. 

If  you  decide  to  forgo  the  joy  of  shiny, 
new  books,  bargains  can  be  found  in  the 
realm  of  the  used. 

There  are  several  used  book  stores  in 
Ottawa  that  offer  deals  on  texts  and 
reference  books.  Cheap  books  can  also 
be  found  on  campus. 

CUSA,  the  undergraduate  students' 
association,  is  once  again  running  a 


Carleton  Bookstore  no  better  than  this  place. 


used  book  exchange,  from  Sept.  14  to 
Sept  28.  Only  texts  being  used  in  courses 
this  year  will  be  accepted  for  sale. 

There's  also  Cash  For  Books,  taking 
place  this  week  on  the  fourth  floor  of 
Southam  Hall.  They'll  buy  back  texts  at 
half-price,  but  only  ones  that  are  going 
to  be  used  again  this  year. 

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6  •  The  Charlatan  •  September  10,  1992 


NATIONAL  AFFAIRS 


Gov't  funding  boost  Carleton  coffers 


by  Lloyd  Harris 

The  Ontario  government  has  given 
Carleton  a  $  1 ,4 75 ,000 boost.  The  money 
is  part  of  a  $22  million  grant  aimed  at 
improving  educational  services  at  On- 
tario colleges  and  universities. 

"The  cheques  are  in  the  mail,"  said 
Ottawa  Centre  MPP  Evelyn  Gigantes  at  a 
Sept.  4  press  conference  at  Carleton  as 
she  announced  the  grant  on  behalf  of 
OntarioMinister  of  Colleges  and  Univer- 
sities Richard  Allen. 

Transitional  assistance  projects  are 
aimed  at  reducing  the  cost  of  post-sec- 
ondary education.  At  Carleton,  the  larg- 
est portion  of  the  funds  ($600,000)  will 
go  towards  the  expansion  of  Instruc- 
tional Television  and  computer-based 
education  services. 

Of  the  remaining  $875,000,  Carleton 
will  spend  $170,000  on  a  faculty  and 
staff  retraining  centre,  $  1 1 3,000on  early 
retirement  incentives,  $150,000  on  im- 
proving the  efficiency  of  administration 
information  systems,  and  $400,000  will 
go  towards  campus  energy  conservation 
measures.  Another$42,000  will  be  spent 
on  various  staff  training  initiatives. 

Carleton  President  Robin  Farquhar 
thanked  Gigantes  at  the  press  confer- 
ence, noting  that  the  money  was  "a 
larger  share  of  the  provincial  pot  than 
expected." 

Carleton's  share  of  the  government's 
transitional  funding  is  22  percent  more 
than  it  would  have  been  if  divided  evenly 
between  Ontario's  universities  and  col- 
leges. 

"(The  funding)  is  122  percent  of  our 


Farquhar  and  Gigantes  announce  transitional  funding  at  Carleton. 


expectedshare,"  said  Carleton  vice-presi- 
dent Spruce  Riordon. 

Farquhar  said  Carleton's  good  for- 
tune was  a  result  of  "both  the  quality  of 
our  consultation  process  and  the  influ- 
ence of  Evelyn  Gigantes  over  Minister 
Allen's  final  decision." 

Still  we  are  forced  to  provide  "more  for 
less,"  added  Farquhar  who,  although 
thankful  for  the  funding,  noted  the  im- 
mediate need  for  restructuring  to  con- 
tinue to  provide  services  for  the  growing 
student  population. 

The  $1.47  million  grant  only  repre- 
sents a  small  portion  of  the  money  re- 
quested by  Carleton  —  over  $5  million. 

But  Carleton  wasn't  the  only  univer- 


sity that  didn't  receive  the  amount  of 
funding  it  requested.  There  were  152 
project  proposals  submitted  by  Ontario 
universities  and  colleges  totalling  $75 
million,  $53  millionmore  than  was  avail- 
able. 

Farquhar  promised  to  give  staff  and 
students  a  say  when  it  comes  time  to 
monitor  how  the  money  is  being  used. 

"At  Carleton  we  have  an  understand- 
ing that  the  group  involved  in  deciding 
the  priority  of  projects  will  also  be  in- 
volved in  monitoring  how  the  money 
will  be  allocated." 

An  ad-hoc  committee,  made-up  of 
representatives  from  the  different  groups 
on  campus,  was  set-up  earlier  this  year  to 


determine  how  the  money  would  be  dis- 
tributed at  Carleton. 

The  committee  was  made-up  of  repre- 
sentatives from  the  administration,  the 
administrative  support  staff  union,  the 
teaching  and  research  assistant  union, 
the  guard  union,  the  maintenance  and 
custodial  staff  union,  the  faculty  union, 
union-exempt  staff,  the  Graduate  Stu- 
dents' Association  and  the  undergradu- 
ate students'  association. 

The  committee  had  listed  the  staff 
retraining  centre  as  a  priority  to  receive 
funding,  but  Stuart  Ryan,  a  union  repre- 
sentative on  the  committee,  said  he  was 
not  upset  ITV  received  the  largest  share. 

But  GS  A  President  Steve  Moore  said  he 
was  offended  by  the  whole  transitional 
5  funding  process,  calling  it  inadequate 
5  compensation  in  the  face  of  government 
cutbacks  to  education. 
"I  am  insulted,"  he  said. 
Ministry  spokesperson  John  Shalagan 
said  in  a  June  interview  the  transitional 
assistance  funding  acts  as  an  incentive 
to  "restructure"  colleges  and  universities 
by  finding  cost-effective  alternatives  to 
existing  programs.  But  he  said  the  fund 
is  not  aimed  at  alleviating  the  cuts  to 
usual  levels  of  funding  to  universities 
announced  in  January  by  the  NDP  gov- 
ernment. 

At  the  time,  the  government  an- 
nounced it  would  increase  transfer  pay- 
ments to  universities  by  two  per  cent  this 
year  and  one  per  cent  each  of  the  next 
two  years. 

For  the  past  five  years  transfer  pay- 
ments to  universities  increased  about 
seven  per  cent  each  year.  □ 


Objections  threaten  York's  space  U  bid 


by  Pat  Mieelli 

Excalibur.  York  University 

TORONTO  (CUP)  —  York  University 
won't  be  chosen  as  the  location  for  a 
private  university  for  space  studies  if 
objections  to  it  are  as  strong  as  oppo- 
nents say,  the  project's  president  told 
protesters  last  week. 

Belgian  scientist  George  van  Reeth 
made  his  remarks  after  being  challenged 
by  York  community  members  at  a  press 
conference  in  Washington,  where  a  se- 
lection committee  announced  a  shortlist 
of  possible  sites  for  the  International 
Space  University  project. 

"If  Canadians  have  to  tell  us  'well, 
we're  sorry  but  there  is  such  objection  in 
our  country  that  you  cannot  come  to 
Toronto,'  we  won't  go,"  said  van  Reeth. 

A  bid  by  the  York-based  Institute  for 
Space  and  Terrestrial  Science,  supported 
by  the  Ontario  government  and  York 
University,  was  one  of  the  three  that 
made  the  shortlist. 

Advocates  say  the  project  will  pro- 
mote the  peaceful  exploration  of  space, 
provide  education  in  "space  studies"  and 
help  Ontario's  aerospace  industry. 

Opponents  say  the  space  university's 
ties  with  military  contractors  will  lead  to 
"military  research  and  its  high-priced 
tuition  will  be  out  of  reach  for  most 
students. 

YorkstudentfederationemployeeNick 
Marchese  interrupted  the  announcement 
to  ask  van  Reeth  if  he  knew  about  the 
extent  of  the  opposition. 

"Are  you  aware  that  there  are  groups 
representing  more  than  four  million 
Canadians  who  are  opposed  to  the  pres- 
ence of  (the  International  Space  Univer- 
sity) inTorontooranywhere  in  Canada?" 
he  asked  van  Reeth. 


Several  labour 
groups,  women's 
organizations, 
peace  activists, 
environmental 
and  academic 
groups  joined 
forces  this  sum- 
mer to  try  to  stop 
the  project  from 
coming  to 
Canada. 

Although  ex- 
pressing scepti- 
cism at  the  num- 
bers, van  Reeth 
said  the  space 
university's 
board  of  directors 
wouldnot  choose 
Toronto  if  oppo- 
sition was  that 
strong. 

"You  men- 
tioned four  mil- 
lion. Possibly 
true.  I'll  give  you 
my  answer:  If 

that  is  true,  we  won't  go  to  Canada.  If  s 
as  simple  as  that,"  said  van  Reeth. 

Bob  Richards,  co-founder  of  the 
project,  said  the  conference  was  not  an 
appropriate  place  to  raise  objections. 

"If  they  have  concerns  they  should 
take  it  to  their  respective  governments, 
not  to  the  ISU,"  Richards  told  Excalibur 
the  following  day. 

But  in  a  recent  interview,  Marchese 
said  the  purpose  of  the  protestwas  to  "cut 
through  the  media  blackout  on  the  op- 
position to  the  bid  for  the  ISU  in  Ontario. 

"There  isn't  unanimity  on  this  ques- 
tion and  thafs  what  we  wanted  the 


media  and  ISU  delegates  to  know  and  we 
were  successful,"  Marchese  added. 

Peter  White,  a  graduate  student  and 
secretary  of  a  York  branch  of  a  space 
science  exploration  group,  said  he  is 
looking  forward  to  the  possibility  of  hav- 
ing the  space  campus  at  York.  An  insti- 
tution of  this  sort  is  needed  to  keep  Cana- 
dian graduate  students  in  Canada,  White 
said  last  week. 

"One  of  my  best  friends  has  moved  to 
the  U.S.  (to  get  a  graduate  degree),  be- 
cause there  isn't  the  support  for  the  space 
sciences  here,"  White  added. 

York  President  Susan  Mann  has  not 


publicly  declared  support  for  either  side, 
but  said  in  a  prepared  statement  to 
Excafiburthat  the  space  university  project 
"is  worth  exploring  for  the  potential  and 
promising  fit"  with  administrative  plans 
for  the  university's  future. 

"Shortlisting  of  the  Canadian  (To- 
ronto) bid  certainly  recognizes  the 
strength  of  York  and  in  particular  our 
scientists,"  said  Mann. 

Officials  said  space  university's  direc- 
tors will  probably  announce  the  final 
choice  in  January  '93.  Directors  had 
SPACE  cont'd  on  page  1 1 


September  10,  1992  •  The  Charlatan  •  7 


Job  hunters  finally  found  JOY 


by  Sarah  Green 

Charlatan  Slaff 

Looking  back,  Elena  Kapila  can't  be- 
lieve how  much  her  luck  and  her  mood 
have  changed  in  just  two  short  months. 
Desperate  for  a  job  in  May  and  June,  the 
fourth-year  Carleton  student  scoured  the 
want-ads  and  visited  the  Canada  Em- 
ployment Centre  for  Students  daily  in 
hopes  of  finding  the  job  that  hadn't 
already  been  filled,  needed  more  experi- 
ence than  she  had  or  preferred  someone 
bilingual. 

Then  at  the  end  of  June,  when  her 
money  Was  almost  dried  up  and  the 
upcoming  school  year  was  becoming  a 
question  mark,  the  "fluke"  happened. 

Kapila  found  work  as  a  researcher  at 
the  Bytown  Museum  through  a  new  pro- 
vincial job  program  called  lobs  Ontario 
Youth.  Sponsored  by  the  Ontario  gov- 
ernment, thousands  of  youths,  includ- 
ing 750  in  Ottawa,  aged  15-24  were 
given  minimum-wage  paying  jobs  for 
eight  weeks. 

The  fluke  for  Kapila  was  she  didn't 
hear  about  the  program  through  the 
media  or  an  employment  centre,  but  by 
chance,  "through  thefriendof  a  friend." 
She  said  she's  lucky  to  be  in  it. 

"This  program  saved  a  lot  of  people," 
she  said.  "I  know  it  saved  me." 

Kathleen  Lanoue,  a  JOY  coordinator, 
was  pleased  with  the  program,  despite 
"having  three  weeks  to  get  it  off  and 
running  when  we  would  normally  be 
given  three  months." 

Students  were  given  jobs  with  em- 
ployers ranging  from  Zeller's  to  the  Wild 
Bird  Care  Centre  to  the  Human  Rights 
Commission.  Lanoue  said  the  program 


has  been  getting  rave  reviews  from  stu- 
dents who  find  employment  centres  "use- 
less." 

"Looking  at  a  job  board  isn't  going  to 
do  anything,"  she  said.  "Here  students 
are  handed  a  job  and  the  rest  is  up  to 
them." 

She  said  many  students  have  secured 
full  and  part-time  jobs  from  their  eight- 
week  placement.  Those  who  haven't  will 
at  least  walk  away  with  new  skills  and 
some  valuable  experience. 

Kapila  agrees.  She  said  she  acquired 
good  research  skills  and  an  insight  into 
Ottawa's  history. 

Lanoue  hopes  the  program  will  run 
again  next  year,  but  that  will  depend  on 
whether  the  government  will  fund  it 
again.  She  said  student  unemployment 
is  a  priority  for  the  provincial  govern- 
ment and  they  are  looking  at  job  strate- 
gies for  next  summer. 

But  Michael  McCracken,  president  of 
Informetrica,  an  Ottawa  think-tank,  said 
the  economic  policies  of  the  federal  and 
provincial  governments  won't  foster  eco- 
nomic or  employment  growth  for  "some 
time." 

"You  won't  be  seeing  people  running 
around  looking  for  young  people  to  give 
jobs  to,"  McCracken  said. 

According  to  Statistics  Canada,  19.1 
per  cent  of  youths,  aged  1 5-24,  were  out 
of  work  in  July  and  McCracken  said 
youth  unemployment  rates  will  stay  in 
the  20  per  cent  range  for  the  next  three 
or  four  years. 

"This  occurred  during  the  last  reces- 
sion," he  said.  "Ifs  usually  the  youths 
who  take  it  the  most." 

McCracken  added  the  number  of 


youths  looking  for  work  is  also  declining. 

"Many  figure  they'll  juststay  in  school 
or  travel." 

The  manager  of  the  Canada  Employ- 
ment Centre  for  Students  on  Laurier 
Avenue  said  they  helped  10,000  youths 
find  jobs  this  summer,  close  to  the  same 
number  as  last  year. 

Bob  Goulet  said  students  maintained 
a  positive  attitude  despite  having  to  take 


not-so-glamorous  jobs  or  working  only 
part-time  instead  of  full-time. 

"In  spite  of  the  pressure  they  were 
under,  they  really  managed  to  put  things 
into  perspective,"  Goulet  said. 

Kapila  does  just  that.  "In  spite  of 
everything  at  the  beginning,  I  had  a 
really  good  summer.  It  had  a  real  rosy 
ending."  Q 


Student  jobs:  What  a  @#%!  summer 


July  Student 

Unemployment  Statistics 

(aged  1  5-24) 

% 

Newfoundland  30.6 

Prince  Edward  Island  21.8 

Nova  Scoria  24.3 

New  Brunswick  17.7 

Quebec  18.4 

Ontario  19.0 

Manitoba  17.5 

Saskatchewan  14.3 

Alberta  14.3 

British  Columbia  17.3 

Source:  Statistics  Canada 


Municipal  Student 
Unemployment  Statistics  for  May, 
June  and  July 


Ottawa-Hull 
Montreal 
Toronto 
Vancouver 


»/o 
14.1 
17.1 
23.0 
18.2 


National  Student  Unemploy- 
ment Statistics  by  Gender  for 
July 


males 

females 

average 


% 
21.8 
16.1 
19.1 


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8  •  The  Charlatan  •  September  10,  1992 


Gov't  keeps  3%  tax  on  loans 


The  Varsity,  University  of  Toronto 

TORONTO  (CUP)  —  The  federal  gov- 
ernment is  trying  to  get  out  of  lifting  the 
three -per-cent  tax  on  student  loans. 

In  its  February  budget  announcement 
Ottawa  said  it  would  eliminate  the  tax, 
which  was  put  into  place  last  year  to  pay 
for  the  costs  of  defaulted  loans.  But  now 
government  officials  say  the  surcharge 
has  to  stay  unless  other  measures  are 
taken  to  reduce  the  cost  and  number  of 
defaulted  loans. 

Instead  of  having  the  tax,  the  govem- 
mentis  proposing  changes  to  the  Canada 
Student  Loan  program  that  student 
groups  say  may  make  things  even  worse 
for  students. 

The  proposed  changes  include: 

•  eliminating  part-time  students'  eli- 
gibility for  loans.  Loan  applicants  would 
have  to  take  at  least  four  courses  rather 
than  three. 

•  eliminating  the  six-month  interest- 
free  period  on  loans  after  graduation. 

•  andreducingtheperiodoverwhich 
students  can  borrow  to  six-  and-a-half 
years  from  10  years. 

"It  is  expected  that  this  will  provide 
scope  to  eliminate  the  three-per-cent 


guarantee  fee  on  loans  and  to  increase 
the  limits  on  loans  to  students,"  said 
Laurent  Marcoux,  spokesperson  for  the 
Secretary  of  State. 

But  the  federal  government  already 
announced  one  of  the  proposed  changes 
—  the  termination  of  the  six-month  in- 
terest-free period  after  graduation  —  in 
its  February  budget. 

Caryn  Duncan,  a  researcher  with  the 
Canadian  Federation  of  Students,  said 
students  shouldn't  be  forced  to  choose 
between  two  unacceptable  alternatives. 

"We  want  the  federal  government  to 
come  through  with  their  promises.  (The 
new  proposals  are)  a  form  of  coercion," 
she  said.  CFS  had  claimed  victory  in  the 
battle  against  the  tax  following  the 
budget  announcement  in  February. 

Rick  Martin  of  the  association  of  part- 
time  undergraduate  students  at  the  Uni- 
versity of  Toronto  said  the  proposed 
changes  discriminate  against  part-time 
students. 

"For  a  lot  of  students  it's  part-time  or 
nothing,"  he  said.  "The  proposals  we've 
seen  so  far  are  clearly  making  part-time 
students  the  losers. 

"A  raise  in  the  course-load  definition 


will  be  particularly  devastating  for  sin- 
gle mothers  who  can  only  go  to  school 
part-time,"  he  said. 

Martin  added  that  introducing  such 
changes  in  the  middle  of  a  recession  is 
particularly  damaging. 

But  government  officials  say  the  new 
restrictions  are  the  only  way  to  compen- 
sate for  the  money  lost  on  loan  defaults, 
if  the  three-per-cent  tax  is  abolished. 

The  loans  are  made  by  banks,  but  the 
federal  government  guarantees  them 
against  default.  It  has  paid  S960  million 
for  defaulted  loans  since  the  program 
began  28  years  ago. 

The  federal  government  —  which  has 
been  trying  to  reform  the  loan  program 
for  the  past  two-and-a-half  years  —  is 
currently  negotiating  with  the  Cana- 
dian Bankers  Association. 

Duncan  said  the  government  is  try- 
ing toescape  its  responsibility  toguaran- 
tee  student  loans.  "It  wants  to  share 
responsibility  of  the  loans  with  the  banks, 
making  it  look  less  like  a  student  loan 
andmore like  abank  loan,"  said  Duncan. 

Barbara  Amsden,  director  of  finan- 
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Faculty's  right  to 
unionize  restored 

VANCOUVER  (CUP) — British  Co- 
lumbia's provincial  government  has 
passedabill  allowing  university  fac- 
ulty members  to  form  unions.  A 
section  of  the  province's  University 
Act  prohibiting  university  faculty 
from  forming  unions  was  repealed 
in  May  ensuring  they  will  no  longer 
be  excluded  from  international  la- 
bour laws. 

The  section  was  also  condemned 
last  year  by  the  United  Nations'  sub- 
sidiary International  Labour  Or 
ganization,  which  ruled  that  B.C 
contravened  a  UN  charter. 

'We're  delighted  with  the  ruling 
because  (the  section)  withdrew  a 
right  which  everyone  has  —  the 
possibility  of  free  association,"  said 
William  Bruneau,  president  of  the 
faculty  association  at  the  University 
of  British  Columbia. 

Bruneau  said  UBC  faculty  are  not 
necessarily  going  to  exercise  the 
right  to  unionize,  but  the  issue  will 
be  raised  "very  directly"  in  Septem 
ber. 

Manitoba  gov't  saves 
native  programs 

WINNIPEG  (CUP)  —  Ninety-six 
status  Indian  students  will  be  able  to 
continue  their  post-secondary  edu 
cation  this  year,  thanks  to  a  $1  " 
million  commitmentfrom  theMani 
toba  government. 

The  provincial  government  an 
nounced  last  month  it  will  continue 
to  fund  the  Aboriginal  Access  pro- 
grams at  universities  and  colleges  in 
Manitoba.  Until  last  spring,  the  pro 
gram  was  funded  jointly  by  the  fed 
eral  and  provincial  governments, 

Aboriginal  Access  supports  ^dif- 
ferent programs  for  aborigina' 
Manitobans  in  study  areas  such  as 
pre-medical,  education,  social  work 
and  civil  technology.  The  federal 
government  pulled  its  funding  for 
the  program  in  March.  It  continues 
to  fund  aboriginal  students  in  Mani 
toba,  but  through  native  bandcoun 
cils,  not  with  the  provincial  govern 
ment. 

U  of  M  newspaper 
staff  quits 

The  editorial  staff  of  Continuum, 
Universite  de  Montreal's  student 
newspaper,  resigned  Aug.  26  after 
years  of  strained  relations  with  the 
university's  student  federation.  Ac 
cording  to  a  press  communique  re 
leased  by  the  staff,  the  editorial  board 
wanted  to  incorporate  the  paper 
but  the  federation  refused  two  pro 
posals  to  that  end. 

"It  seems  the  federation  consid- 
ers (the  incorporation  of  the  paper) 
from  a  purely  commercial  angle," 
the  press  release  read.  The  staff  was 
to  begin  production,  Sept.  8,  of  a 
new  weekly  paper  called  L'Affranchi 
{The  Enfranchised).  The  new  paper 
has  a  circulation  of  15,000  copies  a 
week. 


September  10,  1992  •  The  Charlatan  •  9 


Universities  lose  millions  with  O  &  Y 


by  Bruce  Rolston 

The  Vanity,  University  of  Toronto 

TORONTO  (CUP)  —  At  least  five 
Canadian  universities  could  lose  more 
than  $4  million  following  the  collapse  of 
the  Reichmann  real  estate  empire  in 
March. 

The  Toronto-based  brothers'  holdings 
—  which  include  the  Olympia  and  York 
Development  corporation  —  are  now 
under  court  protection  from  bankruptcy. 
This  leaves  both  the  universities' 
Reichmann-related  investments,  and 
funds  raised  from  them,  "highly  sus- 
pect", financial  analysts  say. 

"It  could  take  years  to  get  any  of  it 
back.  They  may  see  nothing  back.  It 
depends  what  kind  of  plan  is  imposed  (by 
the  courts),"  said  one  Bay  Street  analyst, 
who  spoke  on  the  condition  of  anonym- 
ity. "I  would  say  their  (the  universities') 
investments  don't  look  too  good." 

The  universities,  including  University 
of  Toronto,  McGill,  McMaster,  Trent  and 
York  universities,  invested  millions  of 
dollars  from  their  pension,  endowment 
and  operating  funds  in  Reichmann-run 
enterprises. 

U  of  T  treasurer  Bruce  Curwood  said 
almost  all  of  his  university's  holdings  are 
bonds  secured  on  O  &  Y -owned  build- 
ings, such  as  First  Canadian  Place  in 
Toronto  and  Calgary's  Esso  Plaza. 

Financial  analysts  say  being  linkedto 
real  estate  in  this  way  makes  these  bond 
issues  relatively  secure.  They  say  U  of  T 
should  recoup  a  large  portion  of  its  ini- 
tial investment  over  the  next  five  years. 

Less  secure  are  short-term  securities, 
or  "commercial  paper"  —  investments 
not  secured  on  real  estate.  U  of  T  invested 
$100,000  and  York  University  invested 
$1  million  in  O  &  Y  commercial  paper. 


Analysts  are  now  saying  that  commer- 
cial paper  investors  should  consider  them- 
selves lucky  if  they  get  back  as  little  as 
half  their  initial  investment. 

Some  universities,  such  as  the  Univer- 
sities of  Ottawa  and  Waterloo,  avoided 
losses  due  to  investment  guidelines  that 
discourage  investment  in  private  com- 
panies. 

At  McGill,  treasurer  Steve  Budden  said 
his  university  was  one  of  those  with  a 
policy  against  investing  in  O  &  Y-type 
firms.  "Wedidn'tbuy  because  they  didn't 
publish  figures,"  he  said. 

However,  McGill's  conservative  in- 
vestment policy  didn't  entirely  protect  it 
from  loss.  Prohibited  from  buying  into  O 
&  Y,  it  lost  $  1 80,000  on  investment  with 
Trizec,  a  Reichmann-Bronfman  holding 
company. 

At  McMaster  University,  investments 
director  Eleanor  Gow  pulled  out  of  O  &  Y 
commercial  paper  on  a  hunch  just  be- 
fore the  collapse,  but  still  lost  close  to 
$500,000  on  Trizec.  McMaster  also  has 
$200,000  more  in  First  Canadian  Place 
bonds  in  one  of  its  college's  endowment 
fund. 

Curwood  said  the  lack  of  information 
coming  out  of  O  &  Y  makes  him  pessi- 
mistic. "I  don't  think  anyone  isinformed 
enough  at  this  stage  to  be  positive," 
Curwood  said. 

Analysts  say  a  lack  of  information 
has  always  characterized  dealings  with 
O  &  Y  and  the  Reichmanns. 

As  a  private  company,  they  say,  O  & 
Y  was  not  held  to  the  same  levels  of 
public  disclosure  as  other  companies. 

"The  universities  made  investments 
blind.  They  trusted  in  the  Reichrnann's 
mystique,"  one  analyst  said.  "O  &  Y  just 
had  this  mystique." 


But  U  of  T's  Curwood  said  there  was 
no  need  for  the  university  to  re-evaluate 
its  investment  policy.  He  says  O  &  Y 
remained  a  highly-rated  investment  as 
late  as  February. 

"You  do  get  caught  occasionally,"  he 
said.  "In  hindsight,  you  can  always  have 
20-20  investment  vision." 

University  of  Toronto  President  Rob 
Pilchard  agreed.  "It  doesn't  strike  me 
that  it  would  be  necessary  to  advance  a 
(more  conservative  investment)  policy," 
he  said. 

York's  acting  vice-president  of  fi- 
nance, Chris  Torres,  said  he  is  not  wor- 
ried about  his  university's  investment. 

"At  this  stage,  we  anticipate  that  the 
funds  will  be  repaid  in  time,"  he  said. 

Like  U  of  T,  York  has  no  plans  to 


invest  more  conservatively  in  the  future. 
Lino  Magagna,  chair  of  the  York  Board 
of  Governors'  audi  t  committee,  said  York's 
losses  were  just  part  of  the  investment 
game. 

"You  are  faced  with  the  perennial 
choice  —  balancing  your  risks  with  your 
return,"  he  said. 

U  of  T  has  more  than  investments  to  be 
concerned  about.  A  university  fundraising 
campaign  was  promised  $2  million  by  O 
&  Y  and  the  Reichrnann's  —  nearly  a 
million  of  that  remains  unpaid. 

U  of  T  vice-president  of  development 
Gordon  Cressy  said  the  remainder  of 
another  $  1  -million  O  &  Y  contribution  to 
a  new  building  is  unlikely  to  be  recouped. 

"  If  I  was  a  banker  I'd  say  the  likelihood 
is  quite  slim,"  he  said.  □ 


10  •  The  Charlatan  •  September  10,  1992 


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SPACE  cont'd  from  page  7 
planned  to  make  the  final  choice  in 
August,  but  introduced  an  additional 
negotiating  phase  this  summer. 

"We  came  to  the  conclusion  that  if  s 
better  for  us  to  negotiate  a  little  with 
everyone,"  said  van  Reeth  at  the  confer- 
ence. 

Critics  say  the  extra  step  is  designed  to 
get  the  shortlisted  universities  to  im- 
prove their  bid. 

"York  and  the  government  will  be 
under  pressure  to  give  more,"  said  Janice 
Newson,  a  York  sociology  professor  and 
member  of  a  York-based  group  opposed 
to  the  project. 

The  Ontario  government  has  prom- 
ised $11  million  towards  capital  costs, 
plus  $3.5  million  annually  towards  op- 
erating costs. 

York  has  promised  seven  acres  of  its 


land  for  a  450-seat  amphitheatre,  stu- 
dent and  faculty  housing,  and  head- 
quarters for  affiliated  campuses  around 
the  world.  Classrooms  would  be  located 
in  a  25,000-square-foot  Space  Studies 
building,  also  at  York. 

Details  of  the  proposal  will  be  voted 
on  by  York's  senate  this  fall,  but  the  York 
board  of  governors  still  reserves  the  right 
to  affiliate  York  and  the  space  university, 
Mann  confirmed. 

"Senators  can  most  certainly  vote  to 


have  no  academic  link  with  ISU,"  said 
Mann  in  the  statement. 

"The  board . . .  looks  to  the  senate  for 
advice.  The  senate  certainly  can  also 
recommend  to  the  board  that  there  be  no 
affiliation  agreement  and  that  York  lands 
not  be  used.  The  senate  can  also  do  the 
opposite,"  she  added. 

The  other  two  shortlistedbids Toronto 
is  now  competing  against  are  from 
Kitakyushu,  Japan  and  Strasbourg, 
France.  □ 


LOANS  cont'd  from  page  9 

cial  affairs  for  the  Canadian  Bankers 
Association,  said  the  proposed  changes 
will  make  it  harder  for  students  to  get 
loans  and  increase  paperwork  for  the 
banks.  "Whatever  the  outcome  (of  the 
government's  negotiations  with  the 
banks)  the  workload  will  be  significantly 


more  for  the  students  and  the  banks," 
she  said. 

Martin  said  students  should  never 
have  been  taxed  in  the  first  place. 

"It  affects  the  people  who  are  least 
able  to  pay.  The  very  idea  of  taxing  a 
student  loan  sounds  perverse,"  said 
Martin..  □ 


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September  10,  1992  •  The  Charlatan  •  11 


The  decline  of  the  Greek  order 


McGM  Dally,  McGIII  University 

MONTREAL  (CUP)  —  While  fraterni- 
ties gear  up  to  recruit  new  members, 
campus  groups  here  are  warning  women 
to  stay  away  from  frat  house  parties. 

"Women  are  getting  assaulted  at  frat 
parties,"  said  Natalie  Seltzer,  a  member 
of  the  Women's  Defense  Committee  at 
Concordia  University  in  Montreal. 

"Often  women  going  to  frat  parties 
have  this  bizarre  attitude  that  frat  boys 
will  take  care  of  them,"  she  said.  "This 
|ust  isn't  true." 

There  is  extreme  male  bonding  at  frat 
parties,  said  Sylvia  Di  Iorio,  coordinator 
of  the  McGill  Sexual  Assault  Centre. 
"There  is  a  tendency  to  encourage  one 
another  to  rape  someone." 

A  McGill  student  who  used  to  go  to 
frat  parties  agreed. 

"There  is  so  much  booze  and  it  would 
be  easy  for  men  to  corner  women  some- 
where in  the  building,"  the  student,  who 
asked  to  remain  anonymous,  said  last 
spring.  "There  is  an  overwhelming  feel- 
ing that  things  are  out  of  control  and 
that  very  little  restrains  you  from  any 
form  of  behaviour." 

Fratparries  continue  to  have  "women 
drink  for  free"  or  "two  for  one  ladies' 
nights,"  which  encourage  women  to  be 
out  of  control  and  more  vulnerable,  Selt- 
zer said.  She  suggests  that  to  be  safe 
women  should  not  go  to  frat  parties  at 
all. 

But  Bruce  Harling,  the  president  of 
Zeta  Psi  last  year,  said  that  frat  parties  at 
McGill  are  no  more  dangerous  for  women 
than  for  men. 

"People  get  drunk  at  parties  and  do 
dangerous  things.  Butnone  of  this  (nega- 
tive) behavior  is  premeditated,"  he  said. 


"There  is  more  of  a  problem  at  parties 
of  people  breaking  things  than  of  sexual 
assault." 

Harling  said  he  didn't  see  women 
coerced  into  sex  at  his  fraternity. 

"It's  easy  to  see  if  a  girl  consents  or 
not,"  he  said.  "I  don't  see  this  kind  of 
behavior  at  fraternity  parties.  It  just  does 
not  happen." 

But  another  frat  member  said  that 
women  are  responsible  for  their  actions. 

"You  are  responsible  for  your  own 
actions  if  you  drink  too  much,"  said 
Jason  Merrick  of  Tau  Kappa  Epsilon  at 
Concordia  University.  "No  means  no 
and  the  guy  has  to  use  discretion,  butthe 
girls  shouldn't  get  so  drunk.  Drinking 
does  funny  things  to  people,"  he  said. 

Merrick  claimed  there  were  two  ways 
of  interpreting  sexual  encounters. 
"Maybe  the  girl  says  'I  can  make  some 
money  out  of  this  guy,'  and  says,  'yes,  he 
raped  me',"  he  said. 

Two  cases  of  alleged  rape  at  McGill 
frats  have  gone  to  trial  in  the  last  four 
years. 

In  1 988,  an  alleged  gang  rape  at  Zeta 
Psi  fraternity  resulted  in  the  acquittal  of 
two  fraternity  members  and  one 
Concordia  University  student.  The 
woman  later  sued  the  three  and  the  case 
was  settled  out  of  court.  The  frat  eventu- 
ally had  to  sell  their  house,  but  have 
since  bought  another. 

In  1990,  another  case  of  alleged  rape 
occurred,  this  time  at  the  Phi  Delta  Theta 
fraternity.  A  woman  charged  frat  mem- 
ber Patrick  Booth  with  raping  her  while 
she  was  drunk  and  throwing  up  in  the 
bathroom.  He  was  acquitted  on  the 
grounds  that  she  had  consented  despite 
her  protests. 


The  judge  acquitted  Booth  citing  the 
woman's  drunkenness,  and  because  other 
frat  members  testified  to  Booth's  good 
reputation. 

Frats  at  McGill  are  not  recognized  as 
an  official  student  organization  by  the 
student  council. 

"We  don't  accept  their  constitution 
because  it  discriminates  against  McGill 
students,"  said  Julie  Dzerowicz,  a  student 
councillor.  "Frats  and  sororities  are  not 
accessible  in  terms  of  gender  and  there  is 
also  the  problem  of  high  fees." 

Although  Dzerowicz  fully  supports 
the  student  council  position,  she  disa- 
grees that  frats  are  always  a  dangerous 
place  for  women. 


"There  have  been  incidents  in  the 
past  but  I  wouldn't  say  frats  are  gener- 
ally dangerous,"  she  said. 

Despite  the  stand  taken  by  student 
council,  frats  still  manage  to  have  a 
visible  presence  at  McGill.  Their  Inter- 
Fratemity  Council  has  a  seat  on  the 
university's  Presidents'  Council,  which 
represents  the  presidents  of  the  largest 
student  organizations  on  campus. 

The  campus  continues  to  be  plastered 
with  posters  advertising  frat  parties,  and 
frats  regularly  set  up  information  tables 
in  McGill  buildings.  The  university  also 
rents  out  several  buildings  near  McGill 
to  fraternities.  □ 


Clarification 


Due  to  errors from  the  source,  some 
of  the  information  in  the  crime  arid 
date  rape  articles  in  the  Aug.  27  Char- 
totem  orientation  supplement  was  mis* 
leading  and  incomplete.  We  regret  any 
problem  this  may  have  caused.  The 
correct  information  is  as  follows; 

Rape  Crisis  Centre  729-8889 

•  rroiried  volunteers  provide  24-hour 
support  and  information 

Sexual  Assault  Support  Centre  234- 
2266 

-  self-help  groups,  counselling  and 
support  for  victims  of  sexual  assault  or 
incest  provided  on  a  24-hour  basis 

Distress  Centre  238-331 1 

-  24-hour  counselling  for  a  wide 
variety  of  personal  problems 

Hospital  Health  Services  788-6674 
Ottawa  Civic  Hospital  725*4000 
Carleton  Sexual  Harassment  Officer 


788-5622 

-  for  advice,  education  or  to  insti- 
gate a  formal  complaint 

Carleton  Women's  Centre  788*27 12 

-  resource  centre,  referral  and  edu- 
cation 

Carleton  Peer  Counselling  Centre 
788*3518 

-  support,  information  and  referrals 
available  on  a  drop-in  basts 

Carleton  Foot  Patrol  788-4066 

-  co-ed  escorts  toand  from  any  point 
on  campus  between  8  pm  and  1  am 

Safety  Hotline  788-2600  ext.  1777 

-  a  student  advocacy  line  staffed  by 
volunteers  where  complaints  can  be 
registered  and  information  on  safety 
and  sexual  harassment  polides  can  be 
obtained.  The  service isn'tnuwmgyet, 
but  a  24-hour  answering  machine  is 
available  in  the  meantime.  □ 


NOW  HIRING 

CARLETON  UNIVERSITY  STUDENTS 'ASSOCIATION 


AREA 


HOURLY  HOURLY 
RATE  RATE 
to  Oct  31, 1992    from  Nov  1, 1992 


Security 

Unicentre 


Building  Operations 

Cleaners 

Games  Room 

Attendants 

Unicentre  Store 

Cashiers 


$7.00 
$6.00 
$6.00 
$6.00 
$5.50 


Uquor  Operations 

Bartenders 

Ass't.  Bartenders  $5.50 

Security  $7.00 

Wait  Staff  $5.50 

Cashiers  $6.00 

Entertainment  Productions 

Set-up  Crew  $7.00 

Photocopy  Centre 

Operators  $6.00 


$7.00 

$6.35 

$6.35 

$6.35 

$5.50 
$5.50 
$7.00 
$5.50 
$6.35 

$7.00 

$6.35 


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OF 

POSITIONS 


10 
12 

22 
7 
12 
16 


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GENERAL  HIRING  PROCESS  INFORMATION 

1.  Positions  to  be  filled  forthe  period  October  1992  to  April  1993. 

2.  Positions  will  offer  approximately  10  to  15  hours  of  work  per 
week. 

3.  Applicants  must  present  proof  of  registration  for  academic 
year  1992-1993  and  must  have  a  valid  Social  Insurance 
Number.  Canadian  citizens,  landed  immigrants  and  foreign 
students  may  apply. 

4.  Job  descriptions  and  a  copy  of  the  CUSA  Hiring  Policy  will  be 
posted  at  the  CUSA  Office,  401  Unicentre. 

5.  Completed  applications  must  be  returned  to  the  Area  Manager 
in  person  by  4:00  p.m.,  Tuesday,  September  22nd,  1992. 
Applicants  will  be  pre-screened  and  the  names  of  those 
selected  for  an  interview  will  be  posted  outside  the  CUSA 
Offices  by  4:00  p.m.,  Thursday,  September  24th,  1992. 
Should  your  name  appear  on  the  list  to  be  interviewed,  make 
an  appointment  with  the  secretaries  in  401  Unicentre  by  4:00 
p.m.,  Monday,  September  28th,  1992. 
Interviews  will  take  place  from  Tuesday,  September  29th 
through  Friday,  October  2nd.  It  is  the  applicant's  responsibility 
to  check  whether  an  interview  has  been  granted,  to  make  an 
appointment  forthe  interview  and  to  arrive  on  time  for  it 
Final  results  will  be  posted  outside  the  CUSA  Offices  by  4:00 
p.m.,  Friday,  October  2nd,  1992. 


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Applications  available  from 

Friday,  August  28th  through  Tuesday, 

September  22th,  1992  from  8:30  a.m.  to  4:30  p.m.  at  the 

Carleton  University  Students'  Association,  401  Unicentre 

Phone:  788-6688. 


12  •  The  Charlatan  •  September  10,  1992 


EDITORIAL  PAGE 


Me,  you 
and  our 

2,000 
new  best 
friends 

A hh,  September. .  .atime  ofnew  beginnings  and 
new  adventures.  Everywhere  you  look  there  are 
nordes  of  young  frosh,  boldly  exploring  their 
brave  new  academic  world.  With  the  help  and  guid- 
ance of  their  fearless  Orientation  facilitators,  these 
new  students,  still  soggy  behind  the  ears,  will  learn 
about  Life,  Love  and  the  Other  Big  Stuff. 

We've  decided  to  pass  on  some  wisdom,  to  smooth 
the  way  for  frosh  and  make  their  transition  to  Carle- 
ton's  hallowed  halls  a  wee  bit  easier.  So  for  their 
edification  (and  amusement),  here  are  the  Things  We 
Know  Now  That  We  Wish  We'd  Known  In  First  Year: 

-  how  important  it  is  to  find  out  what  you're  lining 
up  for.  There's  nothing  like  waiting  for  five  hours  for 
a  student  loan  only  to  discover  you're  actually  in  the 
queue  for  tuition  payments. 

-  that  we'd  break  up  with  our  true  loves  from  high 
school  in  November.  It  would  have  been  easier  to  get 
it  over  with  on  Labour  Day  weekend. 

-  that  eating  a  goldfish  during  frosh  week  isn't 
essential  to  being  cool. 

-  that  75  per  cent  of  the  courses  we  wanted  to  take 
would  never  be  offered  before  we  graduate. 

-  that  Carleton  was  called  "Last  Chance  U"  and 
friends  from  high  school  wouldn't  let  us  forget  it  when 
we  went  home  for  Thanksgiving. 

-  that  res  students  need  to  supply  their  own  blan- 
kets. That  air-conditioning  can  get  awfully  chilly  at 
night. 

-  where  things  are  in  the  library.  But  then,  with  all 
the  renovations,  things  never  stay  in  the  same  place 
for  more  than  a  few  months  anyway. 

-  that  if  s  possible  to  get  the  credit  for  a  course 
without  spending  your  food  budget  on  textbooks. 

-  that  the  2,000  people  I  met  during  Frosh  Week 
wouldn't  be  such  great  friends  in  October. 

-  that  The  Charlatan  is  the  coolest  thing  on  campus. 
(Just  thought  we'd  try  to  slip  that  one  by  you.) 

-  that  CUSA,  the  undergraduate  student's  associa- 
tion, does  a  lot  more  than  organize  Orientation 
activities. 

-  that  voting  in  CUSA  elections  is  important  be- 
cause the  student  council  spends  students'  money. 

-  the  novelty  of  eating  macaroni  and  cheese  for 
breakfast,  lunch  and  dinner  fades  faster  than  you  can 
buy  a  cookbook. 

-  that  there  is  an  elevator  in  the  Unicentre. 

-  how  silly  large  groups  of  people  look  when  they're 
all  wearing  the  same  shirts  and  chanting. 

-  that  the  #4  stops  twice  on  Bronson  at  Carleton,  so 
it  isn't  necessary  to  walk  for  10  minutes  from  the  bus 
stop  to  campus. 

-  just  how  confusing  the  Architecture  building 
could  be. 

-  that  res  roommates  who  checked  off  the  "non- 
smoking" box  in  their  applications  didn't  necessarily 
mean  it.  Their  parents  were  watching  over  their 
shoulders  while  they  filled  out  the  form. 

-  how  easy  university  life  is  compared  to  boot  camp. 
Of  course,  there's  knowledge  that  can't  be  learned 

from  a  frosh  kit.  It  takes  years  of  struggle  and  experi- 
ence to  leam  the  wisdom  upper-year  students  have  at 
heir  fingertips.  Too  bad  they  don't  always  use  it. 


Do  you  ever  wonder  what  the  meaning  of  our 
existence  in  this  great,  vast  universe  is?  Neither 
do  we.  But  if  you  have  something  else  you'd  like 
to  express,  drop  off  letters  or  opinion  pieces  at 
531  Unicentre  with  your  name  and  student  #. 


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OPINION 


Jerry's  Telethon  degrading 


by  Ravi  Malhotra 

Ravi  Malhotra  is  a  lourth-yeaf  political  science  and  law  student,  and  a  member  oi 
Carlelon's  Disability  Action  Working  Group. 

The  Labour  Day  Weekend  marked  the  beginning  of 
a  new  academic  year  for  thousands  of  students.  As  a 
student  with  a  physical  disability,  however,  this  week- 
end had  an  added  significance  for  me:  the  Jerry  Lewis 
Telethon  was  broadcast  across  North  America. 

In  recent  years  the  Telethon  has  come  under  attack 
for  its  demeaning,  negative  portrayal  of  people  with 
disabilities.  As  a  disability  rights  activist,  I  fully  agree 
with  these  criticisms. 

The  Telethon  raises  money  for  the  Muscular  Dystro- 
phy Association  to  find  a  cure  for  muscular  dystrophy 
and  related  disabilities,  as  well  as  provide  some  services 
to  those  affected  by  MD.  Raising  millions  annually,  it 
has  become  a  tradition. 

The  problem  is  the  Telethon  reinforces  the  idea  that 
people  with  disabilities  are  pathetic  cripples  one  should 
feel  sorry  for.  In  fact,  it  is  difficult  to  view  it  and  still 
believe  that  a  person  with  muscular  dystrophy  is  not 
inferior  to  a  non-disabled  person.  This  pity  culminates 
in  fear  and  results  in  hatred  towards  people  with 
disabilities. 

Long  before  I  acquired  a  disability  liberation  con- 
sciousness, I  was  extremely  uncomfortable  watching 
the  Telethon.  Now  that  I  am  involved  in  the  disability 
liberation  movement,  I  am  able  to  analyze  that  dis- 
comfort. I  see  how  telethons  reinforce  the  idea  that  it  is 
acceptable  for  disabled  people  to  beg  for  money  to  be 
spent  on  the  admittedly  important  tasks  of  research 
and  assistive  devices  to  help  us  in  daily  life. 

Comprehending  the  nature  of  the  Telethon  also 
makes  me  extremely  skeptical  that  such  an  inherently 
ableist  Telethon  can  be  reformed.  After  all,  expecting 
a  telethon  that  is  so  demeaning  towards  disabled 
people  to  suddenly  become  empowering  is  tantamount 
to  requiring  feminists  to  produce  profitable  porno- 
graphic films  in  order  to  raise  funds  for  battered  wom- 
en's shelters. 

Moreover,  in  the  United  States,  the  MDA's  response 
to  criticism  from  many  in  the  disability  liberation 
movement  has  been  extraordinarily  defensive. 

For  instance,  according  to  the  American  disability 
rightsmagazine,  r/ieDi'sabi/iryfiag,  the  American  MDA 
engaged  in  an  unsuccessful  attempt  to  ensure  that  U.S. 
Equal  Employment  Opportunity  Commission  Chair- 
person Evan  J.  Kemp  Ir.  would  not  be  renominated  by 
the  White  House.  Kemp,  who  has  one  of  the  disabilities 
that  the  Telethon  raises  money  to  find  a  cure  for,  had 
mildly  criticized  the  Telethon. 

Jerry  Lewis  —  the  same  man  who,  in  a  1990  Parade 
Magazine  article,  referred  to  people  with  disabilities  as 


"cripples"  —  wrote  to  George  Bush  directly  to  attack 
Kemp.  Lewis  also  implied  wheelchairs  are  prisons, 
rather  than  the  key  to  liberation  many  disabled  people 
see  them  as,  and  suggested  that  disability  is  a  curse, 

The  MDA  even  tried  to  get  independent  living  cen- 
tres, organizations  that  seek  to  promote  the  empower- 
ment of  people  with  disabilities,  to  condemn  Kemp. 
This  is  all  the  more  shocking  because  Kemp  only  urged 
for  a  reform  of  the  Telethon,  not  its  abolition. 

Another  disability  rights  activist,  Laura  Hershey, 
received  considerable  hate  mail  when  she  dared  criti- 
cize the  Telethon.  In  a  statement  reprinted  in  The 
Disability  Rag,  Hershey  stated  that  she  does  not  object  to 
the  idea  of  raising  money  for  medical  research  and 
equipment  —  although  she  feels,  as  I  do,  that  this 
ideally  should  be  funded  by  the  government.  But  she 
objects  only  to  the  way  the  Telethon  "strips  us  of  our 
dignity, "  "sets  us  apart  as  objects  of  pity"  and  "empha- 
sizes our  helplessness  and  incompleteness." 

Rather  than  displaying  a  pathological  hatred  of 
fund-raising  or  the  MDA,  Hershey  and  a  growing 
number  of  disability  liberation  activists  have  merely 
criticized  the  way  the  Telethon  humiliates  and  de- 
grades people  with  disabilities. 

Until  governments  are  prepared  to  allocate  more 
resources,  fund-raising  will  be  needed.  However,  the 
Jerry  Lewis  Telethon's  method  of  fund-raising,  because 
of  its  profound  degradation  of  people  with  disabilities, 
does  more  harm  than  good.  □ 


WANTED, 


FOR  LACK  OF 
SELF-PITY 


can  YfiEE£ 


September  10,  1992  The  Charlatan  13 


A  twentysomething  talking  back 


by  Em  McLellan 

Em  Mclollan  is  a  fourth-yaa/  Mdology  sludenl  who's  proud  To 
be  a  twontysomelhing. 

My  eyes  were  scanning  "Psychology 
Today"  (May/June  1992)  and  there,  on 
page  11,  was  an  amusing  article.  It  was 
titled  "Twentysome things,  A  Generation 
of  Gripers . . ."  This  article  was  written  by 
two  forty-year-old  baby  boomers  named 
Bradford  and  Raines. 

These  two  think  our  generation  is  suf- 
fering from  six  major  flaws.  It  always 
amazes  me  how  the  baby-boom  genera- 
tion, with  its  self-induced  importance  and 
nardssisticattitude.believeseveryoneelse 
believes  in  their  causes  and  their 
delusional  form  of  reality. 

If  anything,  I  think  our  generation  is 
more  realistic,  mature  and  more  under- 
standing of  the  issues  that  should  be  ad- 
dressed in  our  world  today.  But  here's  how 
baby-boomers  see  our  'twentysomething' 
generation. 

FLAW#1:  Wearenotaltruisricenough. 
We  prefer  to  go  into  investment  banking. 


Give  me  a  break.  Your  generation  voted 
in  Nixon,  Reagan  and  Bush,  spent  three 
trillion  tax  dollars  on  Star  Wars  {which,  I 
might  add,  doesn't  even  work),  built  up 
enough  nuclear  arms  to  blow  us  into  the 
next  galaxy,  and  left  me  with  the  bill.  In 
Canada  the  bill  for  our  national  debt  is 
sitting  at  $400  billion.  We're  spending 
$40  billion  on  interest  payments  every 
year.  If  the  baby  boom  generation  gets 
any  more  "altruistic,"  I'll  be  pleading 
bankruptcy  and  Canada  will  be  for  sale. 

FLAW  #2:  We  feel  cheated  and  we  are 
too  concerned  about  social  unrest  and 
pollution. 

Well,  what  can  I  tell  you.  I've  seen  14 
women  killed  because  they  decided  to  get 
an  education.  I've  witnessed  race  riots, 
and  drive-by  shootings  are  considered 
the  norm  in  America.  If  you  get  married, 
you  face  the  prospect  of  a  divorce  you 
can't  afford,  that  is,  if  your  partner  de- 
cides not  to  blow  you  away.  If  you  try  to 
get  help  for  your  problems,  you  might  be 
faced  with  a  doctor  or  lawyer  who  is 


engaging 
sexual  miscon- 
duct with  cli- 
ents. 

As  far  as  the 
environment 
goes,  well,  by  the 
time  I'm  40  I 
fully  expect  to  be 
breathing  simu- 
lated  air  and 
drinking  simu- 
lated water. 
Grass  will  no  ^-ajry.-.y^ 
longer  be  green,  3&?.&\::-:' 
but  brown,  and  we  will  be  going  to  see 
trees  in  museums. 

FLAW  #3:  We  are  too  materialistic. 
We  want  money,  power  and  status. 

We  did  not  arrive  out  of  the  birth 
canal  screaming,  "I  need  a  BMW  or  a 
condoin  Europe."  We  were  introduced  to 
the  idea  of  materialism  courtesy  of  you. 

FLAW  #4:  We  are  prolonging  our 
adolescence,  we  wait  longer  to  get  mar- 


...>er  mother 

GENtJWnOW  CAP- 


14  TheCharlatan  September  10, 1992 


d 

ried  and  we  are  more  interested  in  our 
leisure  time  and  want  to  travel. 

This  one  made  me  laugh.  If  you  re- 
member correctly,  my  generation  was  the 
one  that  was  conceived  in  the  back  of  vans 
while  discovering  America,  in  communes, 
at  rock  concerts,  on  the  tops  of  mountains 
in  Tibet  while  seeking  spiritual  aware- 
ness. You  gave  us  names  like  Meadow, 
Sky,  Rain  and  Sunshine. 

In  the  70s,  the  trend  was  to  see  how 
many  husbands  or  wives  you  could  go 
through.  The  children  became  frequent 
fliers,  experts  on  communal  property  rights 
and  could  quote  from  memory  the  divorce 
laws  of  Canada. 

We  stood  by  as  you  dabbled  in  drugs, 
transcendental  meditation,  Zen,  Wicca, 
Hinduism,  Buddhism,  yoga,  Pentecostal 
Baptism,  sex,  vegetarianism,  and  phi- 
losophers from  Lawrence  to  Russell,  Daly, 
Davis  and  Millet. 

We  are  exhausted  —  for  a  little  while 
let  us  rest.  As  for  us  growing  up,  well  look 
at  it  this  way:  you  were  40  before  you  did. 
Ifs  still  kind  of  new  to  you,  this  thing 
called  "maturation."  Think  of  it  as  a  new 
trend.  That  way,  my  generation  can  enjoy 
some  rest  and  relaxation  for  a  while. 

FLAW  #5:  We  are  slow  to  commit  and 
have  no  loyalty. 

No  comment.  Loyalty  requires  direc- 
tion. 

FLAW  #6:  We  bow  to  no  one,  we  hate 
hierarchies  and  we  can't  stop  asking  the 
question  "Why?" 

Bow  to  you!!!  Bow  to  you?  At  least  the 
baby-boom  generation  is  amusing  in  its 
delusions.  Recall  20  years  ago,  slogans 
such  as  "power  corrupts,"  "never  trust 
anyone  over  the  age  of  thirty, "  and  "death 
to  capitalist  pigs."  Today's  baby  boomers 
were  screaming  these  in  the  streets,  while 
their  horrified  parents  looked  on  .  .  . 
SURPRISE!!  NOW  IT'S  YOUR  TURN!  Try 
this  mind-altering  thought:  In  order  to  be 
respected,  you  must  show  respect  and 
earn  it  by  taking  responsibility  for  your 
actions. 

And  as  for  us  always  asking  the  ques- 
tion 'Why?'.  .  .  oh,  you  really  are  amus- 
ing. .  .  q 


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Editor: 

This  is  to  express  my  serious  concern, 
as  a  member  of  the  Carieton  commu- 
nity, about  your  decision  to  publish 
unsigned  articles  on  your  Editorial  Page. 
You  might  have  created  a  dangerous 
precedent  in  The  Charlatan  by  granting 
anonymity  to  the  author  of  "Abusive 
Education"  (The  Charlatan.  July  30). 

A  better  forum  for  the  Carieton 
alumna  who,  in  describing  her  experi- 
ences at  the  School  of  Architecture,  ac- 
cused indiscriminately  a  whole  faculty 
of  unprofessional  conduct  could  have 
been  the  committee  that  was  established 
to  allow  both  current  students  and 
alumnae/alumni  to  bring  forward  their 
concerns,  andsignedallegations  against 
the  School. 

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The  Charlatan  only  publishes  anony- 
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Editor: 

I  have  recently  been  made  aware  of 
the  election  of  Shawn  Rapley  to  the  po- 
sition of  president  of  CUSA.  While  I  am 
not  familiar  with  the  other  candidates  or 
their  platforms,  my  knowledge  of  Mr. 
Rapley  leads  me  to  the  conclusion  that 
CUSA  is  in  competent,  albeit  controver- 
sial, hands  for  another  year. 

Having  worked  with  Shawn  while  he 
was  vice-president  external  in  1988-89, 1 
am  very  aware  of  Shawn's  nature,  man- 
nerisms and  demeanor.  I  am  also  very 
aware  of  Shawn's  complete  devotion  to 
Carieton,  his  dedication  to  student  is- 
sues, and  his  sense  of  fairness. 

I  certainly  don't  assert  that  Shawn's 
policies  are  always  right,  as  we  used  to 


disagree  often',  but  I  do  assert  that  Shawn 
will  always  act  in  accordance  with  what 
he  feels  are  Carleton's  best  interests. 
Don't  let  Shawn's  rough  and  tough 
exterior  fool  you,  as  he  is  very  sensitive 
to  all  issues  and  what  he  lacks  in  finesse 
he  makes  up  for  in  integrity. 

I  have  not  spoken  to  Shawn  for  quite 
some  time  as  1  live  in  California  now, 
but  my  personal  opinion  is  that  Shawn 
could  better  utilize  his  skills  in  the  "real 
world."  However,  I  am  happy  for  CUSA 
that  someone  with  Shawn's  qualities  is 
president. 

Quite  often  in  student  politics,  the 
fringe  element  is  loud  and  visible  and  I 
think  Shawn  will  represent  all  students 
very  well.  I  also  think  Shawn's  main- 
stream ideas  are  representative  of  the 
silent  majority  on  campus  who  should 
not  be  overlooked. 

In  fulfilling  your  apparent  role  as 
"watchdog  ofCUSA,"  please  holdShawn 
to  his  platform,  policies  and  values. 
This  will  ensure  a  benefit  to  all  students. 

Peter  Macdonald 
CUSA  Executive  Vice-President 
1988-89 


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by  Karln  Jordan 

Charlatan  Staff 

One  morning  last  January,  Chris  Soutter  woke 
up  to  find  ice  in  his  kitchen  sink.  His  furnace 
had  broken  down.  It  was  -5  C  in  his  house. 
For  Soutter,  a  fourth-year  geography  student,  and 
the  three  other  students  who  were  sharing  the 
Ottawa  South  home,  this  rude  awakening  did  not 
end  when  the  furnace  was  repaired.  Instead,  they 
became  entangled  in  a  battle  with  their  landowner, 
who  refused  to  accept  responsibility  for  the  $350  it 
cost  the  students  to  repair  their  furnace. 

Soutter  and  his  housemates  got  a  crash  course  in 
what  their  rights  and  responsibilities  as  tenants  were. 
They  also  learned  that  landowners  do  not  always 
respect  these  rights. 

As  they  learned,  living  away  from  home  isn't  a 
year-long  party.  Being  a  tenant  can  have  its  ups  and 
downs.  As  a  tenant,  you  have  rights  which  your 
landowner  has  to  live  up  to.  If  he  or  she  doesn't,  you 
have  to  know  how  to  take  action.  Unfortunately,  few 
students  are  aware  of  these  rights. 

In  Soutter's  case,  he  agreed  to  the  repair,  even 
though  he  had  been  unable  to  contact  his  land- 
owner. 

"It  was  an  emergency.  I  knew  it  was  my  right  to 
do  this,"  he  says. 

The  Ontario  Landlord  and  Tenant  Act  allows 
tenants  to  make  repairs  in  emergency  cases,  such  as 
a  flooded  apartment  or  a  broken  furnace.  The  act 
tells  tenants  to  try  and  inform  their  landowner  or 
superintendent  of  the  problem  and  to  proceed  on 
their  own  if  the  problem  hasn't  been  fixed  in  a 
reasonable  amount  of  time.  Tenants  are  advised  to 
either  deduct  the  money  from  their  rent  cheque  or 
apply  for  repayment  through  the  court. 

Soutter  and  his  housemates  kept  all  the  receipts 
for  the  repairs.  After  consulting  Ottawa  South  Legal 
Aid,  they  deducted  the  $350  they  had  paid  from 
March's  rent.  They  informed  their  landowner  in 
writing  of  what  they  were  doing. 

"That's  when  things  got  horrible,"  says  Soutter. 

Their  landowner  refused  to  accept  responsibility 
for  the  $350  bill,  saying  Soutter  didn't  consult  with 
him  before  making  the  repair.  The  landowner  also 
claimed  he  could  have  repaired  it  himself  for  less 


GETTING  I 
IN  DUM 


money.  Although  he  threatened  them  with  legal 
action,  he  didn't  pursue  it.  The  four  thought  he  had 
finally  accepted  the  arrangement. 

But  Soutter  and  his  housemates  are  still  fighting 
with  their  landowner  over  the  money.  The  four 
subletted  their  house  from  May  until  August  and  the 
tenants  paid  rent  directly  to  the  landowner.  When 
their  landowner  returned  their  last  month's  rent 
deposit  in  August,  he  had  subtracted  $350  from  it. 
He  had  also  not  included  the  six  per  cent  interest 
they  were  entitled  to  on  the  deposit.  He  paid  it  when 
one  of  the  housemates  reminded  him,  but  only  paid 
it  on  the  lower  sum,  not  the  total  deposit. 

Soutter  and  his  housemates  are  taking  their 
landowner  to  court  to  get  the  money  they  feel  they 
are  owed. 

Like  Soutter,  most  students  will  deal  with  a 
landowner  at  some  point  in  their  university  career. 
Some  landowners  will  be  nice,  while  others  will  try  to 
screw  you.  Here  are  a  few  common  problems  stu- 
dents encounter  as  tenants  and  some  advice  on  how 
to  protect  yourself. 

Most  of  what  you  need  to  know  about  your  rights 
can  be  found  in  the  Ontario  Landlord  and  Tenant 
Act,  available  at  the  Rent  Review  office.  Get  a  copy 
of  the  act  or  a  summary  of  it,  read  it,  understand  it 
and  use  it. 

One  common  problem  is  landowners  discriminat- 
ing against  students,  says  Lisa  Jamieson  of  Housing 
Help,  a  non-profit  housing  information  and  assist- 
ance agency. 

While  the  Ontario  Human  Rights  Code  does  not 
specifically  prohibit  discrimination  against  students, 
discrimination  against  renters  on  the  basis  of  age 
and  source  of  income  are  prohibited,  says  Jamieson. 

If  you  feel  you  have  been  refused  an  apartment 
simply  because  you  are  a  student,  you  can  lodge  a 
complaint  with  the  Ontario  Human  Rights  Commis- 
sion. 

Landowners  can  also  not  discriminate  against 
you  based  on  your  race,  sexual  orientation,  whether 
you  have  children  or  if  you  are  a  person  with  a 
disability.  If  you  feel  you  have  been  discriminated 
against  in  any  of  these  ways,  contact  the  Human 
Rights  Commission  and  Legal  Aid. 

Another  problem  is  security  deposits  and  key 
deposits.  While  a  landowner  can  legally  ask  a  tenant 
for  a  deposit  equivalent  to  one  rental  period  (usually 
one  month),  this  money  can  only  be  used  to  pay  the 
last  month's  rent.  It  is  illegal  for  a  landowner  to  use 
this  money  as  a  damage  deposit,  to  pay  for  repairs  to 
a  tenant's  house  or  apartment.  The  law  also  requires 
landowners  to  pay  tenants  six  per  cent  interest 
annually  on  this  deposit. 

A  landowner  cannot  require  you  to  provide  a 
year's  worth  of  post-dated  rent  cheques.  While  you 
may  decide  to  do  this  out  of  convenience,  keep  in 
mind  that  if  you  don't  have  a  lease  and  don't  want 
one,  this  could  be  interpreted  as  an  agreement  for  a 
fixed  period  of  time. 

Asking  for  a  key  deposit  on  top  of  your  last 
month's  rent  deposit  and  regular  rent  is  also  illegal, 
says  Jamieson. 

Before  you  move  in,  check  your  legal  rent.  If  your 
building  has  more  than  six  units,  call  the  Rent 
Review  Office.  They  have  a  record  of  the  maximum 
rent  that  can  be  charged  for  your  unit. 

Your  rent  is  illegal  if:  it  increases  without  90  days 
notice  being  given,  it  increases  more  than  once  in  a 
12  month  period,  or  it  is  increased  by  an  amount 
greater  than  the  guideline  amount  approved  by  Rent 
Review.  The  amount  for  1992  is  six  per  cent. 

In  1993,  the  maximum  rent  increase  will  be  4.9 
per  cent.  But  if  the  landowner  can  prove  a  huge 
increase  in  operating  costs,  he  or  she  can  apply  for 
an  additional  three  per  cent  rent  increase. 

Jamieson  says  tenants  can  also  use  recent 
changes  to  rent  review  legislation  as  a  "lever"  to 
pressure  landowners  to  get  work  done.  Tenants  can 
now  apply  to  reduce  their  rent  if  they  can  prove 


inadequate  maintenance  in  their  building.  As  well, 
if  there  are  outstanding  work  orders  from  the  City  of 
Ottawa  Property  Standards  Department  on  the 
building,  the  Rent  Review  office  will  deny  the  land- 
owner even  the  base  increase. 

If  you  feel  your  unit  or  building  in  general  is  in 
bad  repair,  contact  the  landowner  in  writing  with  a 
list  of  what  you  want  done.  If  this  does  not  produce 
any  action,  get  your  building  inspected  by  the 
property  standards  department  of  the  city.  Your 
landowner  must  meet  all  municipal  health,  safety 
and  property  standards,  so  these  inspectors  can  order 
your  landowner  to  make  repairs. 

Soutter  and  his  housemates  also  had  problems 
with  maintenance  of  their  home.  When  they  moved 
in,  several  windows  were  cracked  and  one  in  the 
living  room  was  broken.  They  informed  the  land- 
owner, who  "gave  the  impression  that  he  was  going 
to  come  around  and  fix  everything,"  says  Soutter. 
"But  he  never  came." 

Two  months  after  they  moved  in,  the  washer 
broke  down  and  the  dryer  soon  followed.  Then- 
landowner  was  very  slow  in  making  these  repairs.  In 
fact,  Soutter  says,  he  did  not  repair  the  cracked 
window  for  three  months.  Soutter  had  to  tape  it  up 
to  keep  the  cold  air  out. 

Before  they  moved  out,  Soutter  and  his 
housemates  got  so  fed  up  they  got  their  house 
inspected  by  the  Property  Standards  Department  of 
the  City  of  Ottawa.  The  inspection  resulted  in  a 
number  of  repairs  being  ordered: 

"The  stairs  needed  a  proper  bannister,  the  plumb- 


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'SVILLE 


ing  was  improper,  windows  were  cracked  and  an 
exterior  wall  was  cracking,"  says  Soutter. 

He  says  he  doesn't  know  if  the  repairs  were  ever 
made. 

If  a  landowner  does  not  respond  to  requests  for 
repairs,  tenants  can  make  the  repairs  themselves 
and  deduct  the  cost  from  their  rent.  But  be  careful  if 
you  decide  to  do  this.  Keep  copies  of  all  the  receipts 
and  provide  your  landowner  with  copies,  informing 
him  or  her  what  you  are  doing. 

If  your  landowner  refuses  to  accept  this,  you  can 
apply  to  the  court  for  repayment,  but  you  must 
prove  your  landowner  was  responsible  for  the 
repairs,  that  they  were  necessary  repairs  and  that 
you  paid  a  reasonable  price.  This  information  is  also 
essential  if  your  landowner  tries  to  evict  you  for  not 
paying  your  full  rent. 

If  there  is  an  emergency,  call  your  landowner  or 
superintendent  first.  Keep  a  record  of  the  call.  If  they 
are  not  co-operative,  go  ahead  and  make  the  repair. 
Keep  your  receipts  and  either  deduct  the  money  from 
your  next  rent  cheque  or  apply  for  repayment 
through  court. 

As  a  tenant,  you  also  have  a  right  to  privacy  in 
your  home.  Your  landowner  may  only  enter  your 
apartment  under  certain  circumstances  and  even 
then  he  or  she  must  give  you  24  hours  notice  in 
writing,  giving  the  time  and  date  of  entry.  The  time 
must  be  during  the  day. 

A  landowner  may  enter  without  24  hours  notice 
in  an  emergency  or  if  it  states  in  the  lease  that  he  or 
she  may  show  the  apartment  if  you  have  given 


notice  that  you  are  moving.  Showings  must  be  at  a 
reasonable  time. 

As  a  tenant,  you  are  responsible  for  damage 
caused  by  you  or  your  guests,  as  well  as  for  keeping 
your  place  clean.  Your  landowner  is  responsible  for 
keeping  your  apartment,  and  the  building  overall, 
in  good  repair.  Common  areas,  such  as  a  laundry 
room,  must  be  kept  clean  and  maintained  by  the 
landowner. 

If  you  find  yourself  facing  eviction,  get  legal  help 
right  away.  Landowners  can  legally  evict  you  for 
undue  damage  to  your  unit  or  the  building,  for 
interfering  with  other  tenants'  enjoyment  of  the 
premises  or  with  their  safety,  for  overcrowding  your 
apartment,  for  not  paying  your  rent  when  it  is  due, 
or  for  doing  something  illegal  in  your  apartment. 

A  landowner  cannot  keep  your  belongings,  even 
if  you  owe  rent.  He  or  she  must  get  a  writ  of  posses- 
sion from  the  court  to  evict  you  and  only  the  sheriff 
is  allowed  to  change  the  locks  on  your  apartment. 
You  can  contest  the  writ  of  possession  in  court.  Get 
legal  help  if  you  plan  to  do  this. 

When  you  decide  to  move  out,  you  must  give  your 
landowner  a  notice  of  termination  telling  him  or  her 
in  writing.  If  you  have  a  year's  lease,  proper  notice  is 
60  days  before  your  tenancy  is  over.  If  you  do  not 
give  this  notice  in  writing,  your  landowner  can  sue 
you  for  unpaid  rent. 

If  you  wish  to  move  but  keep  your  apartment,  you 
can  sublet.  Your  landowner  can  charge  you  a  fee  for 
the  paperwork  it  will  involve  (such  as  a  credit  check), 
but  ask  to  see  documents  showing  exact  costs, 
advises  Lisa  Jamieson.  She  says  many  landowners 
charge  a  flat  fee  far  above  actual  costs. 

Soutter  and  his  housemates  decided  to  sublet  their 
house  for  the  summer.  They  were  fed  up  with  their 
living  conditions. 

"The  house  was  about  to  collapse  —  the  plumb- 
ing, everything  was  falling  apart,"  says  Soutter. 

He  and  his  housemates  found  a  subletter  who 
agreed  to  rent  the  house  starting  May  1.  Their 
landowner  convinced  the  subletter  not  to  take  the 
place  for  the  summer,  even  though  Soutter  says  it 
was  just  "petty  backstabbing." 

The  four  eventually  found  another  subletter,  but 
their  landowner  did  not  make  it  easy  for  them. 

Landowner  cannot  refuse  a  potential  subtenant 
without  good  reason,  such  as  failing  to  pass  a  credit 
check.  If  your  landowner  unreasonably  refuses 
several  subtenants,  you  can  ask  a  judge  to  order 
your  landowner  to  let  you  move.  You  will  have  to 
prove  that  you  tried  hard  to  find  another  tenant,  so 
keep  records  of  things  like  where  you  advertised  and 
who  came  to  see  the  apartment. 

These  are  just  a  few  of  the  problems  you  may 
encounter  as  a  tenant,  jamieson's  advice  to  all  new 
tenants  is  to  know  your  rights.  Keep  detailed  records 
of  everything  you  do,  if  a  problem  arises,  in  case  you 
end  up  in  court.  If  you  are  unsure  whether  your 
rights  are  being  violated,  get  legal  help  right  away. 
Soutter  says  he's  learned  his  lesson. 
"I  think  I'll  be  more  aggressive  with  any  landlord 
I  have  now.  We  should've  been  tough  with  him  right 
from  the  very  beginning." 

Soutter  says  he  knows  this  landowner  will  have 
the  opportunity  to  violate  other  tenants'  rights 
because  the  house  he  lived  in  is  very  close  to  Carle- 
ton,  making  it  popular  with  students.  He  has  spoken 
with  the  tenants  who  lived  in  the  house  before  him 
and  discovered  their  rights  were  not  respected  either. 
Those  tenants  did  not  pursue  it. 

"I  feel  sorry  for  the  people  who  will  be  living  there 
this  September  ...  I'm  tempted  to  write  them  a 
letter."  _        .  . 

Soutter  says  students  should  get  informed  about 

their  rights. 

"I've  met  a  lot  of  students  who  don't  know  their 
rights  and  don't  care.  Others  just  don't  know  where 
to  go  to  find  out." 


There  are  many  resources  available  locally 
for  advice  and  help  with  problems  you  may 
have  as  a  tenant: 

•OPIRG-Carleton,  326  Unicentre,  788-2757, 
publishes  a  very  detailed  and  easy  to  use 
Tenant's  Guide  and  has  other  resources  on 
housing  issues. 

•Housing  Help,  792  Somerset  St.  W, 
563-4532,  offers  free  advice  and  services  for 
people  having  housing  problems  and  for  people 
who  are  looking  for  housing. 

•Legal  Aid,  167  Lisgar  St.,  238-7931,  is  a  free 
service  for  low-income  people. 

•Community  Legal  Services,  71  Daly  Ave., 
238-7008 

•Rent  Review,  10  Rideau  St.,  3rd  Floor, 
230-5114 

•Ontario  Human  Rights  Commission, 
2197  Riverside  Dr.,  523-7530 

•Centre  for  Equal  Rights  in  Accommodation 
1-800-263-1139,  is  a  non-profit  organization 
dealing  with  discrimination  in  housing. 

•City  of  Ottawa  Property  Standards  564-1717 

•Regional  Health  Unit  722-2200 

•Federation  of  Ottawa-Carleton  Tenants 
Associations,  78  Daly  Ave.,  594-5429,  can  help 
you  organize  a  tenants  association  or  tell  you  if 
there  is  one  in  your  building. 


September  10,  1992  •  The  Charlatan  •  17 


PLACEMENT  &  CAREER  SERVICES 

508  Unicentre  •  Your  Campus  Placement  Service 

As  many  of  you  are  aware  the  Canada  Employment  Centre  terminated  services  at  the  end  of  May  this  year.  The 
University,  with  the  support  of  CUSA.felt  this  to  be  a  much  needed  service  to  students  and  have  established  a 
new  office  -  Placement  &  Career  Services.  It  is  the  intention  of  this  office  to  build  and  improve  on  what  has 
been  provided  in  the  past.  Come  and  see  us! 

Placement  &  Career  Services  offers  programs  and  services  of  interest  to 
undergraduates,  graduating  students,  as  well  as  alumni. 


REFERRAL 

Visitourjob  information  centre  and  check 
the  job  boards  for  part-time,  summer  and 
full-time  employment  opportunities. 

COUNSELLING 

Group  counselling  is  available  on  topics 
such  as  job  search,  resume  preparation 
and  the  interview. 

RESOURCE  LIBRARY 

Career  information,  reference  material  and 
company  profiles  are  all  available  for 
your  use  in  our  office. 

Alumni  seeking  permanent  full-time  em- 
ployment may  register  with  our  service. 
Registrations  allow  us  to  better  assist  cli- 
ents seeking  career  opportunities. 

PART  TIMF  FMPLOYMFNT 

Some  of  the  typical  part-timejobs  include: 

*  receptionists,  typists,  secretaries 
waiters/ waitresses,  busperson 

*  labourers 

•  telephone  solicitors,  salespersons 

•  researchers,  writers,  tutors 

SUMMER  FMPI  OYMFNT 

Until  the  Canada  Employment  Centre  for 
Students  (360  Laurier  Ave.  W.)  opens  for 
the  1993  season,  P&CS  will  carry  sum- 
mer ads  and  applications,  starting  early  in 
October. 

ON  CAMPUS 
RECRUITMENT 

Employers  from  the  private  and  public 
sectors  recruit  graduating  students  seek- 
ing permanent  employment,  as  weil  as 
undergrads  seeking  part-time  and  summer 
employment.  Recruiting  begins  in  mid- 
September  and  continues  through 
March. 

THE  BULLETIN 

The  bulletin  is  our  bi-weekly 
publication,  containing  information  on 
permanent,  part  time  and  summer 
employment  opportunities.  It  is  posted 
inside  and  outside  P&CS.  A  one  page 
reduced  version  of  the  Bulletin  is 
published  in  every  second  issue  of  the 
Charlatan,  and  copies  of  this  are 
circulated  to  all  faculty  departments. 

Visit  our  office 
Room  508  Unicentre. 
We  can  help! 

Monday  to  Friday  9am  -  5pm 

PLACEMENT  &  CAREER  SERVICES 

Programs  and  services  of  interest  to  undergraduates,  graduating  students,  as  well  as  alumni. 


Check  the  posting  boards 
at  the  Placement  Centre 
for  more  job  listings. 


ON-CAMPUS  RECRUITING 

Permanent  full-time  positions  are 
directed  towards  graduating  students 
(available  May  '93).  Dates,  unless 
specified,  refer  to  deadlines. 

To  find  out  the  types  of  positions,  how 
to  apply  and  where  to  find  more 
information  on  the  companies,  please 
contact  the  Centre. 

Deloitte  &  Touche  •  Sept  28, 12  noon 
Commerce:  Accounting 
Positions:  Students-in-Accounts 

Northern  Telecom/BNR  •  Sept  29, 
12  noon 

Engineering:  Electrical,  Computer 
Systems,  Mechanical,  Industrial, 
Chemical  Also:  Maths,  Computer 
Science,  Physics,  Commerce,  MIS,  or 
related  disciplines. 
Positions:  Various 

Coopers  &  Ly brand  •  Oct  1, 12  noon 
Commerce:  Accounting 
All  disciplines 

Positions:  Student-in-Accounts 

Peat  Manvick  Thome  «  Oct  1, 12  noon 
Commerce:  Accounting 
Positions:  Student-in-Accounts 
Ernst  &  Young  •  Oct  1, 12  noon 
Commerce:  Accounting,  Finance  or 
other  related  fields  with  academic 
excellence. 

Positions:  Student-in-Accounts 
Office  of  the  Auditor  General  • 
Oct  2, 12  noon  • 

Commerce:  Accounting  and  Finance 
Positions:  Auditor  Trainee 

GE  Canada  »  Oct  2, 12  noon  • 
Commerce:  Accounting  or  Finance, 
Economics  or  Maths 
Positions:  Financial  Management 


Office  of  the  Comptroller  General  • 

Oct  2, 12  noon 

Commerce:  Accounting  or  Finance, 

Business  Admin,  Public  Admin,  or 

Computer  Science. 

Positions:  Financial  Officer/Internal 

Auditor 

Newbridge  •  Oct  8, 12  noon 
Computer  Science,  Electrical 
Engineering,  Computer  Systems 
Engineering 

Positions:  Software  and  Hardware 
Designers 

Welch  &  Co.  •  Oct  9, 12  noon 
Commerce:  Accounting 
Positions:  Student-in-Accounts 
BDO  Dunwoody  Ward  Mallette  • 
Oct  9, 12  noon 
Commerce:  All 
Arts,  Social  Science,  Science 
Positions:  Student-in-Accounts 
Bank  of  Canada  •  Oct  9, 12  noon 
Computer  Science 
Positions:  Various 

Public  Service  Commission  • 

Oct  16, 5:00pm 

(Check  application  kits  for  various 
deadlines  and  test  dates) 
Various  disciplines 
Positions:  Various 

PART-TIME  /  CASUAL  FMPI  nv- 
MENT 

At  present  a  number  of  part-time  and 
casual  employment  opportunities  are 
posted  in  the  Centre.  Students  inter- 
ested in  obtaining  this  type  of  work  are 
strongly  advised  to  consult  our  job 
boards. 


GENERAL  INFORMATION 
Career  Fair  '92 

Approximately  40  different  private  and 
public  sector  employers  will  be  on 
Campus  Thursday  October  8, 1992  to 
provide  company  information  and  to 
discuss  career  opportunities.  The  Career 
Fair  will  be  held  in  Porter  Hall  (2nd 
Hoor  UC)  and  Baker  Lounge  (4th  Floor 
UC)  between  10:00am  and  4:30pm. 
INFORMATION  SESSIONS 

Office  of  the  Comptroller  General: 

Representatives  from  the  Comptroller 
General  will  be  holding  an  information 
session  on  Mon.  Sept  21, 1992.  The 
session  is  being  held  in  room  100  St.  Pat's 
Building  from  12:30pm  -2:00pm.  All 
students  interested  in  Finance/Auditing 
are  invited  to  attend. 
GROUP  SESSIONS 

Students  should  note  the  group  work- 
shops, starting  mid  October,  are  avail- 
able at  the  office.  (Sign  up  at  the  front 
desk) 

Job  Search/The  Interview  •  focuses  on 
various  job  hunting  approaches,  re- 
searching the  labour  market,  common 
pitfalls  and  the  interviews.  A  videotape 
of  interviews  is  analysed  to  highlight  the 
appropriate  behaviour. 

The  Resume/Covering  Letter  •  dis- 
cusses various  types  of  resumes  with  the 
focus  on  the  "traditional"  chronological 
style.  Samples  are  reviewed  to  deter- 
mine how  to  maximize  effectiveness. 
PUBLICATIONS  AVAI1.ABI  F 

"The  Annual  Handbook  for  Graduating 
Students"  can  be  picked  up  by  graduat- 
ing students  at  Placement  and  Career 
Services,  as  can  the  publication  "Career 
Options" 


ON  CAMPUS  RECRUITING 
BREIFING  SESSIONS 

These  briefing  sessions  will  focus  on 
the  Cm-Campus  Recruiting  Program, 
preparation  of  application  forms,  skill 
identification,  interviews,  employer 
expectations,  and  job  search  in  general. 
The  sessions  are  targeted  towards 
specific  disciplines,  however,  students 
from  all  disciplines  are  welcome  to 
attend  any  session. 

Engineering  -  Computer  Systems/All 
Thursday  Sept.  17 

10:30am-12:0Dpm  4359  (358)  Mackenzie 

Commerce  -  Finance/All 

Thursday  Sept.  17 

1 :00pm-2:30pm  417  Southam  Hall 

Engineering  -  Mechanical/ All 
Friday  Sept  18 
10:00am-fl:30am  261  Tory 
Earth  Sciences  -  All 
Monday  Sept.  21 

9:00am-10:30am  402  Southam  Hall 

Commerce  -  Accounting/ All 
Tuesday  Sept.  22 
l:00pm-2:30pm  417  Southam  Hall 

Engineering  -  Electrical/All 
Tuesday  Sept.  22 

2:30pm^:00pm  4359  (358)  Mackenzie 
Computer  Science  -  All 
Wednesday  Sept.  23 
10:00am-l  1:30pm  413  Southam  Hall 

Engineering -Civil /All 
Wednesday  Sept.  23 
l:00pm-2:30pm  273  Tory 

Commerce  -  MIS/ All 
Thursday  Sept.  24 
l:00pm-2:30pm  417  Southam  Hall 

Commerce  -  Marketing/All 
Tuesday  Sept.  29 
l:00pm-2:30pm  417  Southam  Hall 


18  TheChorlaton   SeptemberlO,  1992 


OPINION 


Gun  control:  the  high  cost  of  easy  access 


by  Heidi  Rathjen 

Heidi  Rathjen  is  the  executive  director  ol  the  Coalition  for  Gun 
Control. 

As  was  the  case  with  the  shootings  at 
l'Ecole  Polytechnique  in  December  1989, 
the  tragic  incident  at  Concordia  Univer- 
sity last  month  draws  attention  yet  again 
to  the  high  cost  of  easy  access  to  firearms 
in  this  country. 

December  6th  was  the 
catalystforapublicmove- 
ment  that  called  for 
tougher  gun  control.  Two 
and  a  half  years  later,  the 
federal  government  has 
introduced  a  new  gun 
control  bill,  Bill  C-17,  af- 
tergun  control  advocates 
fought  an  uphill  battle 
against  the  powerful  gun 
lobby  in  this  country. 

There's  no  denying 
that  Justice  Minister  Kim  Campbell's 
measures  to  improve  Canada's  gun  laws 
are  a  step  in  the  right  direction,  one  that 
will  help  save  many  lives.  But  Bill  C-17  is 
still  only  a  step  in  the  right  direction.  Not 
only  could  the  recently  released  regula- 
tions be  markedly  improved,  but  the 
legislation  is  still  silent  on  many  issues. 

Forexample,  to  acquire  any  firearms, 
one  needs  a  Firearm  Acquisition  Certifi- 
cate. Additional  permits  are  required  for 
restricted  weapons,  such  as  handguns. 
The  FAC  screening  process  set  out  by  the 
new  law  requires  two  references  on  ap- 
plications for  FACs  and  adds  optional 
community  checks  for  rifle  and  shotgun 
owners.  However,  aside  from  spouses 
and  co-workers,  the  list  of  allowed  refer- 
ences includes  professionals  such  as  den- 
tists and  bank  officers. 

As  was  the  case  with  Valery  Fabrikant, 
applicants  may  search  for  references  until 
they  find  two  that  are  willing  to  sign. 
Accordingly,  there  is  no  guarantee  that 
the  selected  people  will  have  personal 
knowledge  of  the  applicant's  character. 
Physicians  and  specialists  in  family  vio- 
lence have  maintained  that  at  least  one 
reference  ought  to  be  a  family  member, 
but  this  recommendation  was  ignored. 

It  is  true  that,  in  theory,  community 
checks  could  supplement  the  references 
and  help  the  police  root  out  people  with 
violent  or  irresponsible  histories  from 


the  crowd  of  would-be  gun  owners.  But 
since  these  investigations  are  optional, 
they  will  likely  be  curtailed  by  budgetary 
constraints.  These  community  checks 
should  have  been  made  mandatory. 

The  screening  process  for  restricted 
weapons  has  always  been  more  rigorous 
—  and  therefore  more  expensive.  But 


weapons  would  become  traceable  and 
police  could  more  easily  enforce  prohibi- 
tion orders  if  they  knew  how  many  guns 
an  individual  owned.  Also,  officers  on 
their  way  to  violent  family  disputes  would 
be  betterinformedof  the  situation.  When 
one  considers  that  47  per  cent  of  women 
killed  by  their  spouses  are  shot,  this  type 


while  the  fees  charged  for  rifle  and  shot- 
gun certificates  have  increased,  the  re- 
stricted weapon  permits  are  still  free. 
Since  gun  owning  is  a  privilege,  not  a 
right,  applicants  should  at  the  very  least 
pay  for  the  costs  of  the  procedure,  in- 
stead of  leaving  it  all  to  taxpayers. 

Permits  for  restricted  weapons  are  pres- 
ently valid  until  the  end  of  time  —  even 
if  the  reason  for  which  they  were  granted 
has  ceased  to  exist.  For  instance,  target 
shooters  can  let  their  membership  in  a 
gun  club  lapse  and  still  keep  their  per- 
mit, even  though  they  were  supposed  to 
use  their  firearm  only  in  that  specific 
context. 

High-capacity  magazines  are  now  il- 
legal, but  exceptions  still  exist  for  a 
number  of  competitions  (yet  to  be  de- 
fined), as  well  as  forspecific  weapons  like 
the  .22  calibre  rifle  —  which  happens  to 
be  one  of  the  most  common  types  of 
firearm  found  in  Canadian  households. 

Right  now,  only  restricted  firearms 
like  handguns  and  assault  rifles  have  to 
be  registered.  However,  most  homicides, 
accidents  and  suicides  involve  rifles  and 
shotguns.  These  are  not  registered.  Given 
that  we  register  all  cars  and,  in  most 
cities,  all  dogs,  it  would  hardly  be  an 
extraordinary  requirement. 

This  procedure  would  not  greatly  in- 
convenience legitimate  gun  owners,  but 
it  would  reduce  criminal  uses:  stolen 


of  information  is  far  from  trivial. 

Bill  C-17  also  contains  no  controls  on 
ammunition  sales,  which  is  odd,  be- 
cause it  would  be  extremely  simple  to  be 
asked  to  show  one's  permit  with  each 
transaction.  This  simple  measure  would 
make  it  much  more  difficult  to  get  am- 
munition for  illegal  guns. 

The  most  glaring  omission  in  Cana- 
da's new  gun  laws  is  the  justice  minister's 
failure  to  ban  military  assault  weapons, 
even  though  over  half  a  million  people 
called  for  such  a  move  in  one  of  the 
largest  petitions  in  Canadian  history. 
While  a  few  of  these  firearms  are  now 
prohibited,  the  vast  majority  are  merely 
restricted,  which  means  they  will  still  be 
available  to  the  public,  but  will  have  to 
be  registered  and  cannot  be  used  for 
hunting.  These  guns  include  the  deadly 
AK-47.  The  Ruger  Mini-14,  made  infa- 
mous by  the  Ecole  Polytechnique  massa- 
cre, is  not  even  on  the  list  and  is  still 
treated  as  a  regular  hunting  rifle. 

In  fact,  even  though  Justice  Minister 
Campbell  announced  that  200 weapons 
would  now  be  restricted,  this  is  not  much 
of  a  change  from  the  status  quo,  as  many 
weapons  were  already  in  that  category. 
The  majority  of  Canadians,  including  a 
great  numberof  gun  owners,  would  agree 
that  these  weapons  are  not  appropriate 
for  uses  such  as  target  practice,  since 
most  of  them  are  designed  to  spray  bul- 


lets, not  hit  precise  objects. 

This  kind  of  firepower  should  be 
banned  altogether,  even  if  only  future 
sales  and  importation.  It  is  particularly 
ironic  that  it  isn't,  considering  how  swiftly 
the  minister  moved  to  ban  compara- 
tively innocuous  stun  guns. 

Finally,  while  significant  resources 
are  being  devoted  to  pub- 
licizing the  new  law  to 
gun-owners,  very  little 
public  education  is  being 
done.  Given  the  aggres- 
sive efforts  of  the  gun 
lobby  to  promote  arming 
for  self-protection  (with  a 
lot  of  help  from  popular 
American  culture),  edu- 
cation is  sorely  needed. 

All  this  being  said,  the 
changes  introduced  are 
still  impressive  when  one 
considers  the  enormous  pressures  ap- 
plied to  MPs  by  the  gun  lobby.  However, 
the  numbers  game  can  also  work  the 
other  way:  support  from  the  general 
public  has  played  a  crucial  role  in  get- 
ting even  minimal  changes  adopted. 
This  effort  should  not  stop,  now  that  a 
few  improvements  have  been  thrown 
our  way. 

By  their  own  admission,  the  groups 
who  have  opposed  Bill  C-17  have  hired 
even  more  lobbyists.  They  are  also  plan- 
ning to  challenge  the  law  in  court  and 
have  taken  over  riding  associations 
across  the  country  in  an  effort  to  run  pro- 
gun  candidates. 

The  victories  of  gun  control  support- 
ersmayvery  well  be  short-lived.  Increas- 
ing our  vigilance  is  the  price  we  will  have 
to  pay  if  we  are  to  avoid  an  annual 
slaughter  like  that  which  the  United 
States  government  chooses  to  ignore.  □ 


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20  •  The  Charlatan  •  September  10,  1992 


SPORTS 


Offence  goes  nowhere  in  preseason  tilt 


by  Eric  Francis 

Charbtan  StaH 

Picking  up  where  they  left  off  last 
season,  the  Carleton  football  Ravens  lost 
their  only  preseason  game. 

The  Waterloo  Warriors,  ranked  eighth 
in  the  country  in  preseason  polls,  handed 
Carleton  a  22-10  loss  in  front  of  about 
350  fans  at  Raven  Field  Sept.  5. 

Waterloo  22  •  Carleton  10 

For  both  teams,  rookies  and  fringe 
players  littered  the  field,  making  it  pain- 
fully obvious  the  game  was  simply  a 
tune-up  to  next  week's  season  openers. 

Much  more  was  expected  of  the  veter- 
ans like  fourth-year  Raven  quarterback 
Brett  Thomson. 

"Brett's  our  number  one,  but  needs 
some  work  at  the  position,"  said  Raven 
head  coach  Gary  Shaver.  "We'll  need  a 
better  performance  from  our  quarterback, 
if  we're  going  to  be  successful." 

Thomson  threw  one  interception  and 
a  touchdown  while  completing  13  of  29 
pass  attempts  for  1 86  yards  before  fourth- 
year  backup  Rich  Robinson  relieved  him 
in  the  fourth  quarter.  Thomson  threw 
several  uncatchable  passes,  but  he  gen- 
erally looked  a  lot  more  poised  and  con- 
fident than  he  often  did  last  year. 

Both  Shaver  and  Thomson  said  every- 
one is  comfortable  with  the  new  offen- 
sive scheme  set  upby  co-ordinator  George 
Brancato.  The  problem  simply  seems  to 
be  execution. 

Raven  fullback  Dave  Barrett  said  he 
was  frustrated  with  the  game  and  was 
unimpressed  with  Waterloo's  defensive 
corps. 

"We  stopped  ourselves,  they  didn't," 
said  Barrett,  who  ran  the  ball  five  times 
for  24  yards.  "We  didn't  put  together  any 
consistent  drives  and  when  we  got  close 
we  just  couldn't  punch  it  in." 

Thomson  also  conceded  the  Ravens 
had  problems  once  they  got  close  to  the 
end  zone. 

"If  s  just  a  case  of  mental  breakdowns 
and  mistakes,"  Thomson  said.  "When 
you  get  inside  the  10  yardline  twice  and 
only  came  away  with  a  field  goal  some- 
thing's wrong." 

The  game  opened  with  both  teams 
trading  interceptions.  Raven  comerback 
Jason  Mallett  left  his  receiver  in  the  end 
zone  to  snatch  an  underthrown  ball  and 
ran  it  back  32  yards. 

Shortly  afterwards,  the  Ravens  were 
forced  to  punt  and  allowed  Waterloo's 
speedy  Mike  Mallotto  scamper  73  yards 
for  a  touchdown. 

But  the  Raven  offence  struck  back 
quickly  with  the  play  of  the  game. 

Under  heavy  pressure,  as  he  was  most 
of  the  game,  Thomson  dumped  off  a 
screen  pass  to  halfback  Rob  Dunn,  who 
broke  several  tackles  and  outraced  the 
rest  of  the  Warrior  defence  for  a  62-yard 
major. 

Just  before  the  half,  Carleton  fell  be- 
hind 14-7  when  they  got  caught  in  a 
serious  size  mismatch.  Waterloo  receiver 
Adrian  Thome,  who's  about  six  inches 
taller  than  freshman  Raven  corner 
Weston  Martin,  simply  reached  up  to 
complete  the  team's  first  pass  and  breezed 
into  the  end  zone. 

However,  much  to  the  credit  of  Carle- 
ton's  defensive  secondary,  Waterloo  only 
completed  two  of  eight  passes  in  the 
game.  The  Warriors  used  a  much  more 
run-orientedoffenceledbyTomChartier, 
one  of  the  top  college  running  backs  in 
the  country. 

"They  played  us  tough  today,"  said 


Raven  slotback  Jay  Johnson  eludes  Waterloo  defenders  during  Saturday's  game. 


Warrior  head  coach  Tuffy  Knight. 
"They're  small  (defensively)  so  we  sim- 
ply ran  them  down." 

By  the  second  half,  Waterloo  domi- 
nated on  the  ground  with  Steve  Bennet 
rushing  for  a  1 2-yard  score.  In  total,  the 
Warriors  rushed  47  times  for  236  yards, 
compared  to  Carleton's  76  yards  on  20 
carries. 


Carleton  kicker  Chris  Giacobbi  re- 
plied with  23-yard  field  goal  before  Wa- 
terloo rounded  out  the  scoring  with  a 
single. 

A  tense  moment  came  late  in  the 
game  when  all-star  Carleton  defensive 
back  Mark  Senyshyn  left  the  game  with 
stretched  knee  ligaments.  His  status  for 
next  week's  game  is  still  unknown. 


Ironically,  the  Raven  loss  seemed  to 
discourage  Knight  more  than  Shaver. 

"We  think  we're  a  pretty  good  team, 
but  after  today's  game  I'm  not  so  sure," 
said  Knight. 

The  Ravens  open  the  regular  season 
at  Bishop's  University  in  Lennoxville, 
Que.  on  Sept.  12  at  1  p.m.  □ 


Soccer  team  kicks  off  in  a  big  way 


by  Kim  Brunhuber 

Charlatan  Staff 

The  Carleton  men's  soccer  team  looked 
like  it  may  be  ready  for  another  playoff 
run  when  it  won  its  first  preseason  game 
against  the  Waterloo  Warriors  Sept.  5. 

Carleton  2  »  Waterloo  1 

The  Ravens beatWaterloo  2-1  athome 
in  a  sloppy  game  typical  of  preseason 
competition.  The  game  had  little  tacti- 
cal importance,  but  it  did  give  the  play- 
ers a  taste  of  the  inimitable  style  of  new 
head  coach  Sandy  Mackie. 

"Press!  Bump  up,  Bump  up!  Yes,  have 
a  crack!" 

The  large  Scotsman's  booming  voice 
carried  easily  across  the  soccer  field,  while 
he  alternately  praised  and  scolded  his 
players.  It  seemed  as  though  his  voice 
alone  was  enough  to  spur  Basil  Phillips 
to  score  both  of  Carleton's  goals. 

"I'm  very  happy,"  said  Mackie  after 
the  game.  "It  was  the  first  time  I've  seen 
the  lads  actually  play.  It  was  good  exer- 
cise for  a  practice  game.  They  were  good 
competition.  WeplayedOKandifssome- 
thing  to  build  on." 

The  Ravens  played  aimlessly  early 
on,  but  came  together  at  the  end  of  the 
first  half  to  put  some  consistent  pressure 
on  the  Warriors  and  pull  out  the  win. 

This  season's  team,  with  only  three  or 
four  starters  returning  from  last  year, 
will  have  to  find  replacements  for  sev- 
eral key  players. 


"We  can't  look  back  (to  last  season) 
and  say  we've  got  holes,"  said  Mackie. 
"You've  got  to  decide  whaf  s  the  bestway 
to  compete  and  we're  still  assessing  peo- 
ple." 

One  of  the  positions  still  up  for  grabs 
is  that  of  goalkeeper.  Gus  Menna,  a 
standout  in  his  years  with  the  Ravens, 
played  out  his  five  years  of  eligibility  last 
season. 

Six  different  Raven  keepers  were  given 
the  opportunity  to  showcase  their  tal- 
ents against  Waterloo  and  Mackie  said 
he  expects  several  more  in  the  next 
week. 

Richard  McF all,  who  played  five  years 
with  the  Ravens  and  is  now  in  his  first 
year  as  assistant  head  coach,  foresees  a 
good  year  for  Carleton  soccer. 

"We'll  be  very  competitive,  but  we'll 
know  more  after  our  first  league  game," 
said  McFall.  "We're  still  expecting  a  lot 
of  guys  to  come  out  in  the  next  two 
weeks." 

Among  them  will  be  two  outstanding 
veterans  on  defence,  Earl  Cochrane  and 
Dave  Rowntree. 

"When  we  get  everyone  back,  we'll 
have  a  pretty  good  team,"  said  Declan 
Bonnar,  a  second-year  player  who  had 
a  strong  game  against  Waterloo.  "Of- 
fensively, we'll  be  OK  with  Basil  Phillips 
and  Robby  Saxberg,  whoare  returning." 

Bonnar,  an  up-and-coming  star  for 
the  Ravens,  has  his  sights  set  on  the 
Ontario  finals  and  possibly  beyond. 

"We  had  a  really  good  last  year,  so  I 


Ravens  kick  off  for  real  Sept  12. 


think  we  could  win  it, "  he  said.  "We  were 
upset  by  U  of  T  here  (in  last  year's  divi- 
sion semi-final),  but  if  we  got  through 
the  Ontario  finals  that  would  be  my  first 
goal.  We  could  get  through  the  Ontario 
finals  and  to  the  national  finals."  □ 


September  10,  1992  •  The  Charlatan  •  21 


Field  hockey  looking  to  score  in  droves 


by  Dave  Atvord 

Charlalan  Slaff 

When  fans  discuss  the  Carleton  wom- 
en's field  hockey  Ravens'  chances  for  a 
successful  season  this  year,  they'll  talk 
about  promising  rookies,  returning  vet- 
erans and  concerns  about  injuries. 

But  head  coach  Suzzanne  Nicholson 
doesn't  bother  mentioning  those  things. 
To  her,  it  comes  down  to  raw,  determined 
dedication. 

"You  can't  dream  of  being  great,  you 
have  to  work  hard  to  be  great, "  Nicholson 
said.  "This  is  the  best  I've  seen  this  team 
in  camp  this  early.  Right  now  we  easily 
have  three  times  the  dedication  of  last 
season." 

Nicholson,  in  her  third  year  with  the 
Ravens,  sees  a  lot  of  potential  in  the 
Carleton  program.  Last  season,  the 
Ravens  finished  last  in  the  Ontario  Wom- 
en's Interuniversity  Athletic  Association 
with  a  2-10-1  record. 

"We  still  haven't  got  in  all  the  players 
yet,  but  it  looks  promising,"  she  said. 
"My  first  year  we  had  1 4  kids,  the  second, 
1 9.  It  would  be  nice  to  have  a  tryout  with 
30  top-notch  athletes  and  then  take  your 
pick  of  the  litter,  but  we  will  go  hard  with 
what  we  got." 

Two  things  the  team  members  are 
concerned  about  are  getting  off  toa  good 
start  and  avoiding  injuries. 

"  Last  year's  first  game  we  lost  to  McGill 
in  a  tournament  2-1  on  two  goals  in  the 
final  two  minutes,"  said  co-captain  Caro- 
line White.  "It  was  heartbreaking  and 
left  the  veterans  very  depressed,  and 
rookies  can't  but  see  that  attitude  come 
out." 

"We're  starting  to  get  competitive  and 
have  the  ability  to  win  some  games  and 


turn  some  heads,"  said  forward  Jane 
Furter.  "But  the  key  to  the  season,  espe- 
cially for  me  with  a  bad  back,  is  for  the 
team  as  a  whole  to  stay  healthy." 

For  any  team  to  win,  it  has  to  score. 
The  Ravens  scored  just  one  goal  in  1990 
and  two  goals  last  year. 

Are  we  counting  on  four  goals  in 
1992,  coach? 

"Nota  chance,"  Nicholson  said.  "The 
(low  number  of)  goals  didn't  come  be- 
cause of  our  skills,  which  aren't  bad,  but 
our  conditioning.  Conditioning  is  some- 
thing the  team  will  have  to  work  hard  at 
now  and  during  the  entire  season.  If  you 
can't  run  two  35-minute  halves  competi- 
tively, any  technique  you  may  have  goes 
straight  to  hell. 

"With  (Natalie)  Chychrun,  Furter,  Sue 
Bird,  Christa  Wilson,  and  numerous  oth- 
ers, I  think  we'll  be  just  fine  when  it 
comes  to  the  offence." 

The  defence  is  looking  strong  with 
veterans  White,  Suzanne  Lachapelle  and 
Elissa  Gill,  and  rookie  Pam  Linkletter,  a 
local  player. 

"With  many  players  going  to  Toronto 
and  York,  ifs  reassuring  to  know  that 
there  are  still  talented  players  in  the 
province  willing  to  buck  the  system  and 
stay  home,"  said  Nicholson. 

The  biggest  question  in  camp  may 
turnouttobe whogetsthejobas  starting 
goalkeeper.  Battling  for  the  right  to  wear 
the  pads  are  Jill  Stephens,  a  talented 
rookie  from  Toronto,  Allison  Crawford, 
an  experienced  goalie  from  the  Ottawa 
area,  and  Julie  Sudds,  a  returning  vet- 
eran who  is  still  appealing  heracademic 
eligibility. 

"You  can  practise  hard  and  even  play 
well,  but  unless  you  have  someone  you 


can  trust  in  the 
nets,  you  aren't 
going  very  far," 
said  Nicholson. 

This  year 
Nicholson  decided 
to  move  afternoon 
practices  to  the 
morning  —  6:00 
a.m.,  four  days  a 
week  in  cold,  dark, 
and  empty 
Lansdowne  Park. 

Why  subject 
yourself  to  such 
pain? 

"Wefoundthat 
many  girls  would 
miss  practice  be- 
cause of  classes, 
and  when  you 
only  have  seven 
girls  at  a  session, 
it  was  a  big  waste 
of  time,"  said  White 


The  Ravens  need  more  scoring  punch  this  season. 


'Morning  practices 
should  help  us  because  there  are  no 
excuses  to  miss  them." 

When  Chychrun,  the  other  captain, 
was  asked  about  the  team's  ability  to 
wake  up  and  practise  when  things  get 
very  dark,  cold,  andmiserable,  she  smiled. 

"Yeah,  it's  hard  waking  up  that  early, 
but  it  is  all  for  the  better,"  she  said.  "It's 
something  we  have  to  do  to  work  as  a 
team  and  by  eight  you're  finished  with 
pain  for  the  day.  Seriously,  what  else 
would  you  be  doing  that  early  except  for 
sleep,  so  I  don't  see  a  problem." 

With  the  season  just  a  week  away, 
everyone  is  excited  and  raring  to  go. 

"Despite  the  fact  that  we're  in  a  tough 
division  with  Toronto  and  York,  who 


along  with  being  the  top  two  in  our 
league  are  also  nationally  ranked  in  the 
top  1 0  every  year,  our  goals  should  be  to 
get  some  wins  and  make  the  playoffs," 
White  said. 

"I  know  (the  players)  are  better  and 
we'll  turn  out  to  be  tougher  opposition 
than  a  lot  of  other  people  think,  but  the 
kids  need  to  believe  in  themselves,"  said 
Nicholson. 

But  a  winning  season  for  the  Ravens? 

"Sure,  why  not?"  Chychrun  said.  "We 
know  what  it  feels  like  to  lose  and  now 
that  we've  matured  ifs  time  to  win  a 
couple." 

The  team  kicks  off  the  season  against 
Laurentian  in  Sudbury  on  Sept.  19.  □ 


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22  •  The  Charlatan  •  September  10,  1992 


7 


Hockey  club  primed  for  shot  at  title 


by  David  Sail 

Charlatan  Start 

Carleton's  hockey  club  is  getting 
ready  to  show  everyone  it  deserves 
resepect  this  season. 

At  least  12  of  the  players  who  took 
the  club  to  its  best  playoff  finish  ever  last 
season  should  be  back  again  this  year, 
including  winger  Mike  Yaworski,  goal- 
ies Austin  Quinn  and  Ryan  Dawson, 
and  defenceman  Dan  Carter. 

"We've  got  a  very  good,  solid  core  of 
people  coming  back,"  said  head  coach 
George  Brown.  "At  the  same  time,  we 
have  to  realize  we  have  to  bring  in  some 
new  blood." 

The  club  finished  third  in  the  Ottawa 
Recreational  Association's  Senior 
League  lastseason  with  an  1 1-6-3  record. 
For  the  third  straight  year,  the  team 
faced  Abloom  in  the  league  semi-final, 
where  Carleton  lost  in  the  deciding  third 
game. 

The  club  does  not  have  varsity  status, 
but  general  manager  Paul  Correy  said 
he  hopes  an  even  better  performance  by 
this  year's  team  will  convince  the  uni- 
versity the  club  has  what  it  takes  to 
compete  in  the  Ontario  Universities  Ath- 
letic Association. 

"We're  trying  to  illustrate  to  Carle- 
ton  administration  that  a  (varsity) 
hockey  program  at  Carleton  is  a  natu- 
ral," said  Correy.  "There's  such  a  good 
foundation  for  minor  hockey  in  the 
city."  Carleton's  athletics  department 
says  it  doesn't  have  the  money  to  fund 
hockey.  It  would  cost  at  least  $100,000 
to  start  a  team  at  the  varsity  level, 
Correy  said. 

"I  guess  our  goal  really  remains  to 
provide  a  good  hockey  program  at  Car- 
leton," he  said.  "If  s  really  (administra- 
tion's) decision  to  take  the  next  step  or 
not." 

In  the  meantime,  the  club  is  trying  to 
enhance  its  image  in  other  ways.  It 
recently  bought  new  uniforms  modeled 
after  those  worn  by  the  Chicago 
Blackhawks  in  the  1930s.  The  sweaters 
have  red,  black,  and  white  horizontal 
stripes  with  a  Raven  head  crest. 

"We  won' t  be  embarrased  anymore, " 
Correy  said.  "I  think  they'll  look  really 
sharp." 

The  club  will  play  several  exhibition 
games  against  varsity  teams  from 
Concordia,  Royal  Military  College  and 
the  University  of  Ottawa  before  Christ- 
mas  and  against  Bishop's  after  Christ- 


mas. 

Correy  has  also  lined  up  gamesagainst 
Potsdam  State,  one  of  the  top  teams  in 
U.S.  NCAA  Division  II  hockey,  and  the 
State  University  of  New  York,  NCAA  Di- 
vision III  champions  last  season.  Carle- 
ton was  5-3-1  against  other  universities 
and  colleges  in  exhibition  games  last 
season,  including  a  tough  5-4  overtime 
loss  to  the  Concordia  Stingers,  ranked 
sixth  in  Canada. 

"For  me,  that  was  the  (season)  high- 
light because  they're  a  hell  of  a  team," 
Correy  said. 

Yaworski,  the  team  captain,  said  he 
likes  competing  against  the  varsity  teams 
more  than  the  teams  in  the  recreational 
league. 

"If  s  a  lot  more  fun  playing  another 
university  or  another  school  as  opposed 
to  guys  who  build  houses,"  he  said.  "I 
think  our  toughest  game's  going  to  be 
against  Concordia.  They're  going  to  want 
to  prove  (last  year)  wasn't  a  fluke." 

But  Brown  said  the  club  has  to  make 
winning  an  R.A.  League  title  its  first 
priority. 

"I  didn't  think  in  the  past  we've  had  a 
united  effort  toward  (winning  the 
league),"  he  said.  "For  a  while,  I  don't 
think  (players)  really  cared  whether  they 
won  or  lost  in  that  league." 

Winning  the  championship  won't  be 
easy,  Brown  added. 

"The  league  is  getting  stronger  and 
stronger,"  he  said.  "Itwas  agoodleague 
last  year.  All  four  (top)  teams  were  good. 
They  easily  gave  us  more  difficulty  than 
any  of  the  varsity  teams.  You're  playing 
against  smarter  hockey  players.  They'll 
do  whatever  it  takes  to  win." 

The  importance  of  winning  in  the 
R.A.  League  isn't  lost  on  Yaworski. 

"This  is  the  year  for  s  to  win, "  he  said. 


The  hockey  team  will  be  in  a  tight  race  for  first  place  this  season. 


"No  more  second  place.  We've  gotta  win 
it." 

Correy  said  Abloom  will  again  pose 
the  biggest  challenge  for  the  team,  espe- 
cially after  it  picked  up  former  Carleton 
players  John  Macbeth  and  Doug 
Hubatsch. 

"If  11  be  an  even  tougher  job  to  beat 
them,"  Correy  said.  "The  bottom  line  for 
me  is  we  have  to  beat  them." 

Correy  spent  the  off-season  phoning 
coaches  of  junior  teams  andasking  about 
potential  new  recruits.  He's  talked  to 
about  six  junior  B  players  and  said  Peter 
Mahovlich  Jr.,  nephew  of  former  Maple 
Leaf  and  Canadien  great  Frank 
Mahovlich,  might  play  if  he  decides  to 
come  to  Carleton. 


"We  found  that  the  players  that  are 
available  to  us  are  good  junior  B  play- 
ers," he  said.  "They  tend  to  have  more 
heart  than  some  of  the  more  skilled 
players." 

Yaworksi  said  the  team  needs  more 
offence  if  it  wants  to  finally  get  past  the 
first  round  of  the  playoffs. 

"We're  gonna  need  more  scoring 
punch,"  he  said.  "We  didn't  have  any 
snipers  (last  season)  and  it  would  be  nice 
to  get  a  couple  of  guys  who  could  put  it 
in  at  will." 

Team  tryouts  start  on  Sept.  21  at  the 
R.A.  Centre.  The  first  R.A.  League  game 
is  Oct.  7.  □ 


Swim  team  hires  former  champ 


by  Oliver  Jonah  Bendzsa 

Charlatan  Staff 

Carleton's  new  varsity  swimming 
coach  hopes  to  make  a  big  splash  when 
he  and  co-coach  Jitka  Kotler  lead  the 
Ravens  into  the  upcoming  season. 

Brian  Johnson,  29,  made  his  start  in 
competitive  swimming  in  Ottawa  at  age 
10.  Since  then,  he  swam  and  was  team 
captain  for  the  powerhouse  University  of 
Calgary  Dinosaurs  in  the  early '80s,  when 


they  won  four  national  championships 
in  five  years. 

"Always  when  you  get  someone  new, 
you  get  new  ideas,"  said  Kotler. 

Hired  only  about  two  weeks  ago, 
fohnson  replaces  former  Raven  co-coach 
Mike  Carlyle,  who  left  to  coach  a  swim 
team  in  B.C. 

Johnson  said  his  combination  of  ex- 
perience as  a  varsity  swimmer  and  coach 
should  help  team  members.  


He  said  he  hopes  Carleton  can  im- 
prove on  the  two  swimmers  Carleton 
sent  to  the  national  championships  last 
year.  It's  possible  as  many  as  six  Ravens 
could  make  the  nationals  this  year,  he 
said. 

Lisa  Hill  and  Andrew  Smith  were  the 
two  Ravens  who  qualified  for  the  na- 
tional championships  last  season. 

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Bombs  Away!  Ravens  open  season  at  Bishop's 


by  Eric  Francis  and  David  Sail 

Charlatan  Stall 

Carleton's  football  season  opener 
against  the  seventh-ranked  Bishop's 
Gaiters  on  Sept.  1 2  looks  like  it's  going  to 
be  an  all-out  air  attack. 

Despite  losing  all-Canadian 
quarterback  Silvio  Martel  to  graduation 
after  last  season,  the  Gaiter  offence  is  still 
pass-oriented.  In  a  21-7  preseason  vic- 
tory over  Windsor  last  weekend,  four 
Bishop's  quarterbacks  combined  for  291 
yards  in  the  air. 

"We  have  an  extremely  competitive 
race  at  quarterback",  said  Bishop'ssports 
information  director  Eddie  Pomykala. 

He  said  this  Saturday's  starter  at 
quarterback,  fourth-year  Jim  Murphy, 
has  a  better  arm  than  Martel. 

In  fact,  he  said  Martel  was  really  an 
average  quarterback  who  was  helped  by 
the  team's  offensive  system,  which  gave 
Martel  free  reign  to  throw  in  a  no-huddle 
offence.  The  team  will  dress  three 
quarterback's  for  Saturday's  game. 

Despite  last  week's  disappointing  per- 
formance by  Carleton's  pivot,  Brett 
Thomson,  the  Ravens  likely  won't  change 
their  offensive  scheme,  which  produced 
273  passing  yards. 

Carleton  head  coach  Gary  Shaversaid 
he'll  make  a  decision  late  in  the  week  as 
to  who  will  start  at  quarterback  at  this 
weekend's  game.  Freshman  David  Begg 
nnd  veteran  Rich  Robinson  have  looked 
good  in  practise,  but  odds  are  Thomson 
will  get  the  nod. 

Regardless  of  who  throws  the  ball, 
former  all-star  wide  receiver  Mark 
Whitton  will  be  a  primary  receiver.  The 
fifth-year  veteran  wasn't  sure  whether 


he'd  be  back  wearing  the  black  and 
white  again  this  year,  but  decided  to 
return  for  his  final  season  of  eligibility. 
Andrew  Fairbairn  can  also  expect  a  fair 
amount  of  balls  tossed  his  way. 

Carleton's  offensive  line  should  be 
able  to  contain  a  very  young,  inexperi- 
enced Bishop's  defensive  front  seven, 
with  the  exception  of  hard-nosed  all-star 
linebacker  Eric  Edwards.  He'll  be  a  force 
to  be  reckoned  with. 

After  reviewing  tapes  of  Carleton's 
loss  to  Waterloo,  Pomykala  said  the  game 
will  be  a  true  test  for  the  experienced 
Bishop's  secondary.  He  noted  how  Raven 
offensive  co-ordinator  George  Brancato 
has  changed  the  offence  to  more  of  a  CFL 
style  using  a  lot  of  play  action  and  roll- 
outs. 

"What  opened  our  eyes  was  how  often 
Carleton  wanted  to  throw  the  ball,"  he 
said. 

Shaver  said  he  thinks  his  offence  is  a 
balanced  one  and  hopes  to  establish 
more  of  a  running  game  led  by  halfback 
Rob  Dunn  and  fullback  Dave  Barrett. 

Offensively  for  Bishop's,  receivers 
Dave  Butler,  Tom  Hart  and  fonas 
Raymond  are  expected  to  lead  a  solid 
group  of  receivers .  Ottawa  native  Masaki 
Konno  should  also  figure  heavily  at 


Bishop's  beat  the  Ravens  36  -  22  at  Raven  Field  last  season. 


slotback. 

Carleton  rookie  Weston  Martin  will 
fill  in  at  comerback  for  veteran  Rob 
McCuen,  who  is  out  with  a  bad  ham- 
string. Shaver  said  Martin  has  been  im- 
proving every  day  and  is  easily  the  fast- 
est player  on  the  team. 

After  stretching  knee  ligaments  in 
last  week's  game,  all-star  Raven  defen- 
sive back  Mark  Senyshyn  is  doubtful  for 
Saturday,  but  the  injury  doesn't  look 
season-threatening.  Also  questionable 


is  offensive  tackle  Steve  Szumlinski,  who 
suffered  a  broken  nose  against  Water- 
loo. 

After  lastweek'sgame,  Waterloo  coach 
Tuffy  Knight  offered  an  interesting  theory 
as  to  how  the  Ravens  can  stay  competi- 
tive. 

"The  key  to  a  successful  season  for 
them  is  to  stay  healthy  and  have  good 
weather  because  they  depend  so  much 
on  speed  and  quickness,"  he  said  □ 


SWIM  cont'd  from  page  23 

After  appearing  in  two  World  Univer- 
sity Games  and  a  Pan-American  Games, 
Johnson  moved  to  Montreal  to  study  law 
at  McGill,  where  he  was  the  assistant 
varsity  coach  and  the  coach  of  the  mas- 
ters swimming  club  at  the  university. 
Last  year  he  returned  to  Ottawa  to  coach 


the  Gloucester  Kingfish  and  masters 
swimmers  at  Carleton. 

Kotler,  a  geography  student,  will  tem- 
per Johnson's  enthusiasm  with  three 
years  of  experience  as  a  Ravens  coach. 

"I've  learned  from  mistakes  in  the 
past  and  know  what  has  worked  and 
what  hasn't,"  she  said. 

Kotler  said  she  expects  about  10  vet- 


erans to  return,  but  the  Ravens  are  still 
looking  for  swimmers  and  are  holding 
open  practices  for  the  next  two  weeks. 

Ontario  has  15  university  swim  teams. 
Kotler  said  she  hopes  the  Ravens  will 
finish  in  the  top  10  at  the  provincial 
championships,  which  will  be  held  at 
Carleton  and  the  University  of  Ottawa  in 
February.  □ 


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Coaches  put  new  stamp  on  Raven  offence 


by  David  Sail 

Charlatan  Slaff 

The  Carleton  football  Ravens  have  a 
lot  of  familiar  faces  on  the  field  this 
season,  but  things  have  changed  dra- 
matically on  the  sidelines. 

The  Ravens  open  the  regular  season 
at  Bishop's  Sept.  12  with  four  new  assist- 
ant coaches,  [oining  fourth-year  head 
coach  Gary  Shaver  and  returning  sec- 
ondary coach  Barry  Armstrong  are 
former  Rough  Rider  head  coach  George 
Brancato,  former  Ottawa  Sooner  head 
coaches  Bob  Stephen  and  Chris 
Thompson,  and  Dave  Waterhouse,  an 
all-star  running  back  in  his  university 
days. 

Brancato,  who  won  a  Grey  Cup  as 
head  coach  of  the  Riders  in  1976,  is 
sharing  duties  as  offensive  co-ordinator 
with  Stephen.  Thompson  takes  over  as 
defensive  co-ordinator  and  Waterhouse 
is  in  charge  of  the  running  backs. 

Brancato  spent  most  of  the  summer 
coaching  with  the  Charlotte  Rage  of  the 
ArenaFootball  League.  Hesayshe  wasn't 
too  familiar  with  the  Ravens  when  he 
accepted  Shaver's  offer  to  coach,  but 
together  with  Shaver  and  Stephen,  he 
helped  redesign  the  team's  offensive 
playbook  this  spring. 

"In  the  spring  before  1  left  for  Char- 
lotte, I  had  the  kids  out  to  work  out  a 
couples  of  times,"  he  says  in  his  relaxed 
drawl.  "We're  using  a  lot  more  motion 
and  we're  using  a  lot  more  types  of  (play) 
action." 

But  Brancato  says  he's  not  doing  any- 
thing to  radically  change  the  offence. 

"I  say  there's  really  nothing  new  in 
football, "  he  says  with  a  chuckle .  "  If  s  all 
recycled.  You've  got  to  get  the  ball  across 
the  other  team's  goal-line." 

Stephen  echoes  Brancato's  thoughts, 
saying  football  is  really  a  simple  game 
and  the  new  system  isn't  rocket  science. 

"Offence  is  really  basic,"  he  says.  "It's 
not  gonna  be  difficult  for  the  kids  to 
learn  and  it's  not  going  to  be  difficult  for 
us  to  coach." 

Stephen,  who  had  a  good  look  at  last 
year's  Ravens  as  an  assistant  coach  at 
the  University  of  Ottawa,  says  he's  im- 
pressed with  the  Ravens'  depth  at 
quarterback.  The  Ravens  have  two  fourth- 
year  veterans,  Brett  Thomson  and  Rich 
Robinson,  and  both  have  strong  passing 
and  scrambling  abilities. 

"The  only  person  I  really  have  to 
know  is  the  quarterback,"  says  Stephen, 
who  played  for  Brancato  with  the  Riders 
from  1981  to  1984. 

"I  think  that  Brett  Thomson  has  the 
tools  to  be  the  number  one  or  number 
two  quarterback  in  the  conference.  And 


Rich,  Rich  is  as  good  a  quarterback  as 
Brett.  It's  too  bad  we  can't  play  them 
both." 

Brancato  already  has  some  Cana- 
dian university  coaching  experience.  He 
was  head  coach  at  the  University  College 
of  Cape  Breton  in  its  only  football  sea- 
son, 1990. 

He  says  he's  learned  something  im- 
portant about  coaching  university  play- 
ers. 

"In  Canadian  colleges,  you've  got  to 
realize  the  only  real  concentrated  type  of 
football  is  done  in  the  first  two  weeks. 
After  that,  you  can't  really  interfere  that 
much  with  (players')  schoolwork.  You've 
got  to  get  (the  offensive  system)  in  in  the 
first  two  weeks." 

Aside  from  that,  he  says  there's  not 
much  difference  between  coaching  uni- 
versity players  and  coaching  profession- 
als. 

"Really,  the  coaching  part  of  it  is  no 
different,"  says  Brancato,  who  is  second 
to  Frank  Clair  on  the  Rough  Riders'  all- 


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Thompson  is  also  making  a  few 
changes  in  the  Ravens'  defensive  align- 
ment this  year.  He  wants  to  use  a  modi- 
fied 4-3  defence  with  four  defensive 
linemen,  one  outside  linebacker,  and 
two  interior  linebackers. 

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September  10,  1992  •  The  Charlatan 


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SCOREBOARD 


FOOTBALL 

WATERLOO  22,  CARLETON  10 

at  Raven  Field,  Ottawa 
Saturday,  Sept.  5,  1992 


UPCOMING  SCHEDULE: 
Ravens  Football: 


TEAM  STATISTICS 

Carleton 


Waterloo 


Rushing 

76 

236 

Passing 

273 

60 

Losses 

8 

4 

Net  Yards 

341 

292 

Passes 

36/16 

8/2 

Complete/ Attempts 

Fumbles  Lost 

0-0 

0-0 

Penaties- Yards  10-102 

10-90 

INDIVIDUAL  STATISTICS 
RUSHING:  Ravens  -  Dunn  8-37, 
Barrett  5-24,  Thomson  3-7,  Simon 

2-  8;  Warriors  -  Chattier  20-95, 
Bennet  9-19,  Mallot  7-57,  Swietek 
5-23,  Dean  3-45,  Danschinko  2-3 
PASSING:  Ravens  -  Thomson  13- 
29  186  yds.,  1  TD,  1  INT,  Robinson 

3-  7  87  yds.,  0  TD,  0  INT;  Warriors  - 
Bennet  2-8  60  yds.,  1  TD,  1  INT 
RECEIVING:  Ravens  -  Scott  4-32, 
Tulloch  3-74,  Dunn  2-74,  Whitton 
2-26,  Dougan  1-16,  Fairbaim  1-14, 
Brancati  1-9,  Barrett  1-5;  Warriors  - 
Thome  2-60 
ATTENDANCE:  350 

MENS  SOCCER 

CARLETON  2,  WATERLOO  1 

at  Carleton  Field,  Ottawa 
Saturday,  Sept.  5,  1992 


Sept.  12 
Sept  19 
Sept  26 
Oct.  4 
Oct.  10 
Oct.  17 
Oct.  24 
Oct.  31 
Nov.  7 
Nov.  14 
Nov.  21 


Carleton  at  Bishops 
lp.m. 

Ottawa  at  Carleton 
1  p.m. 

Carleton  at  Queens 
1  p.m. 

Carleton  at  Ottawa 
Panda  Game  6  p.m. 
Queens  at  Carleton 
1  p.m. 

Concordia  at  Carleton 
1  p.m. 

Carleton  at  McGill 
1:30  p.m. 

O-QIFCSemi-Finals 
1  p.m. 

O-QIFC  Finals 
1  p.m. 

O-QIFC  vs  OUAA 
TBA 

Vanier  Cup 
2:30  p.m. 


1991  O-QIFC 

Final  Standings 

Team  G 

W 

L 

T 

Pts 

Bishops  7 

5 

1 

1 

11 

Queens  7 

5 

2 

0 

10 

Concordia  7 

5 

2 

0 

10 

McGill  7 

2 

4 

1 

5 

Ottawa  7 

2 

5 

0 

4 

Carleton  7 

1 

6 

0 

2 

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Raven  Rumblings 


FOOTBALL 

•The  Ravens  are  looking  to  do  some- 
thing they  haven't  done  against  Bish- 
op's in  almost  five  years  when  they 
face  the  Gai  ters  on  Sept.  12 — win .  The 
last  time  the  Ravens  tasted  victory 
after  a  Bishop's  game  was  Oct.  24, 
1 987,  when  Carleton  held  on  for  a  28- 
26  victory  at  Raven  Field.  Since  then, 
the  Ravens  have  gone  0-4  against  the 
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more  important  in  another  respect.  It 
got  the  Ravens  a  playoff  spot,  but  the 
team  hasn't  seen  any  post-season  ac- 
tion since. 

'In  other  O-QIFC  games  this  week- 
end, The  McGill  Redmen  come  to 
Lansdowne  Park  on  Sept.  1 1  to  face  the 
Ottawa  Gee-Gees,  who  won  big  in  the 
preseason,  beating  McMaster  43-13. 
The  next  day,  it's  a  battle  of  top  10 
teams  as  the  Queen's  Golden  Gaels, 


ranked  fourth  nationally  in  preseason 
polls,  travel  to  Montreal  to  play  the 
lOth-ranked  Concordia  Stingers. 

•For  the  first  time  in  four  years,  the 
Panda  Game  between  Carleton  and 
Ottawa  will  be  broadcast  to  a  national 
television  audience.  The  37th  annual 
clash  of  the  cross-town  rivals  will  be 
held  at  Lansdowne  Park  on  Sunday, 
Oct.  4  at  6  p.m..  TSN  is  showing  the 
game  live. 

HOCKEY 

•The  Carleton  hockey  club  is  hold- 
ing a  team  meeting  on  Wednesday, 
Sept.  16atl2nooninroom  114ofthe 
Athletics  building.  Anyone  interested 
in  trying  out  for  the  team  is  asked  to 
attend,  so  the  club  knows  how  many 
skaters  to  expect  at  tryouts.  Tryouts 
runSept.21,23,28and30  at  1:30p.m. 
at  the  R.A.  Centre. 


Sports  Trivia 

Answer  the  following  question  cor- 
rectly and  become  eligible  to  win  a 
dinner  for  two  at  Kilrea's. 

Who  was  the  last  major  league 
baseball  player  to  win  rookie  of 
the  year  and  MVP  honors  in  the 
same  season? 

RULES: 

1.  Place  your  answer,  name  and 
phone  number  on  a  piece  of  paperand 
submit  it  to  The  Charlatan  sports  editor, 
room  531  Unicentre.  The  recipient  of 
the  prize,  a  $25  dinner  for  twocoupon, 
will  be  determined  by  a  supervised 
draw  of  all  correct  answers. 

2.  All  answers  must  be  received  by 
Monday,  September  14,  1992. 

3.  Charlatan  staffmembers  and  their 
families  are  not  eligible  to  participate. 


1992  CIAU  Preseason 
Football  Top  10 

1.  Wilfrid  Laurier  Golden  Hawks 

2.  Mount  Allison  Mounties 

3.  Western  Ontario  Mustangs 

4.  Queen's  Golden  Gaels 

5.  Manitoba  Bisons 

6.  Saint  Mary's  Huskies 

7.  Bishop's  Gaiters 

8.  Waterloo  Warriors 

9.  Saskatchewan  Huskies 

10.  Concordia  Stingers 


Quote  of  the  Week 

"It's  a  lot  more  fun  playing 
another  unversity  or  another 
school  as  opposed  to  guys  who 
build  houses." 

Carleton  Hockey  Captain 
Mike  (Euchre)  Yaworski 
on  the  difference  between  playing 
against  varsity  teams  and  playing 
in  Ottawa's  recreational  league 


SHAMPOO  PLANET 


DOUGLAS  COUPLAND 


A  POCKET  BOOKS  HARDCOVER  FROM  DISTICAN 

"Often  funny,  even  moving. ..a  more 
accomplished  novel  than  Generation  X." 

-Quill  &  Quire 


FROM  THE  AUTHOR  OF  THE  #1 
GENERATION 


BESTSELLING 
X 


ARTS  &  ENTERTAINMENT 


Unleashing  the  spirits  of  the  north 


by  Nichole  McGIII 

Charlatan  Staff 


Northern  Spirits 

Galerie  Intersection 
September  3  -  20 


The  Inuit  goddess  Sedna  stands 
on  three  stone  pedestals  with 
phallic  gashes  in  her  womb  and 
face.  The  clay  representations 
of  her  are  adorned  with  animal  fur  mark- 
ing her  as  the  mother  of  all  animals  and 
it  is  through  these  tears  that  her  powerful 
spirit  is  released. 

Exposing  the  primeval  spirits  of  na- 
ture is  an  underlying  message  of  Jean 
and  Robert  Rutka's  art  in  Northern  Spirits, 
the  newest  installation  at  Galerie  Inter- 
section. This  collection  of  Inuit-inspired 
art  explores  the  myths  of  the  North  in 
unconventionally  modem  ways. 

"With  Northern  Spirits,  we've  tried  to 
interpret  in  our  own  way  how  the  myths 
and  legends  of  the  North  reflect  the  strug- 
gle for  survival  in  a  .  .  .  harsh  climate," 
the  artists  wrote  in  a  statement.  The 
Rutkas  have  also  succeeded  in  convey- 
ing the  purity  of  nature  and  the  human 
reaction  to  it. 

The  husband  and  wife  team  say  they 
have  been  influenced  by  the  legends  and 
images  of  the  North  since  childhood. 

"I  grew  up  in  Northern  Manitoba 
where  I  was  surrounded  by  the  Inuit 
culture,"  said  Robert.  "But  when  I  heard 
these  tales  they  weren't  mythology  to 
me.  There  was  a  kind  of  logic  to  them 
that  made  itself  dear  to  me." 

London,  England-bom  Jean  was  in- 
fluenced by  the  myths  of  Northern  Eu- 
rope which  prompted  her  interest  in  the 
spiritual  traditions  of  Canada's  Natives. 


Old  Grandmother:  privy  to  the  secrets  of  nature. 


Her  fascination  with  the  myth  of  Sedna 
prompted  the  three  clay  figures  of  the 
goddess  who  represents  the  triumphant 
strength  of  a  victim. 

"Sedna  was  an  Inuit  woman  who 
married  a  seabird  who  dragged  her  into 
the  sea  with  him,"  recounted  Jean.  "Her 
father  was  upset  with  the  marriage  and 


rowed  out  on  the  sea  to 
drag  her  back."  When 
Sedna  refused  to  return 
to  him,  her  father 
hacked  off  her  arms  bit 
by  bit  and  gouged  out 
her  eye  as  she  tried  to 
climb  into  his  boat.  The 
animals  of  the  world 
sprang  from  her  sinking 
massacred  limbs. 

Even  without  know- 
ing this  myth,  a  sense  of 
inner  strength  emits 
from  the  figure.  It  is  torn, 
but  in  such  a  way  to  rep- 
resent the  rebirth  and 
strength  ofa  victim.  And 
her  proud  upright  figure 
and  fur  adornments  sig- 
nify her  prominence. 

Otherwoman  figures 
looked  formed  by  natu- 
ral elements  and  were 
not  decorated  with  any 
trimming.  "Old  Grand- 
mother" looked  like  it 
was  made  of  burnished 
bone  insteadofclay.  The 
figure  seemed  ancient, 
shielding  children  un- 
derneath her  arms  and 
looked  like  a  wise 
woman. 

"There  is  always  a 
woman  in  society  who 
knows  the  secrets  of  nature  and  woman 
and  everyone  looks  to  her  for  these 
secrets,"  Jean  explained. 

The  raw  materials  of  stone,  bone  and 
fibre  used  by  the  Rutkas  don't  form  the 
figuresas  much  as  they  reflect  the  mean- 
ing behind  nature. 

"Our  use  of  delicate  and  sturdy  ma- 


terials .  .  .  expresses  the  dialectic  of  the 
North  where  fragile  life  forms  co-exist  in 
a  harsh  environment  and  where  human 
survival  often  depends  upon  an  adapta- 
tion to  an  unforgiving  nature,"  the  Rutkas 
wrote. 

"The  Chieftain"  represented"  this  co- 
existence of  man  and  nature.  A  round 
dark  stone  represented  the  leader  sitting 
on  top  of  a  smooth  white  surface.  Al- 
though, there  was  a  sense  of  power  within 
the  chieftain,  one  knew  the  land  would 
exist  without  him. 

The  resonance  of  the  myths  are  com- 
pleted by  the  modem  additions  of  phallic 
tears  and  abstract  shapes.  In  "Windigo," 
the  name  for  a  spirit  being,  the  work 
looks  raw  and  unfinished.  A  coal-like 
tree  provides  its  torso,  antlers  are  its 
gnarled  hands  and  a  mask  is  its  face. 
"Windigo"  is  the  intimidating  natural 
force  whose  awesome  power  can  disfig- 
ure at  whim. 

Inuit  myths  are  not  the  only  inspira- 
tion of  the  Rutkas  work.  They  organized 
the  recent  Art  Terre  '92  trail  in  Bucking- 
ham, Quebec,  where  they  live.  The  kilo- 
metre-long art  trail  included  hula-hooped 
trees,  coiled  petroglyphs,  or  line  draw- 
ings, on  rocks  and  metal  shields  against 
the  sky.  Both  Art  Terre  '92  and  Northern 
Spirits  enforces  Robert's  creed  that  "art  is 
an  outgrowth  of  a  human  response  to 
nature." 

Instead  of  conjuring  up  a  physical 
likeness  of  nature  and  humans,  the 
Rutkas  have  taken  human  emotions  and 
transformed  those  sensations  into  some- 
thing articulate  and  powerful.  In  North- 
em  Spirits,  the  Rutkas  have  told  a  tale  of 
humankind's  battle  with  the  spirit  of 
nature. 

The  story  may  be  ancient,  but  the 
interpretation  is  new.  □ 


Bergman's  tender  apology  to  his  parents 


by  Chris  Robinson 

Charlatan  Staff 


The  Best  Intentions 

Bytowne  Cinema 
September  4-10 


II  T  A  T  nen  *  wrote  The  Magic 
'  »  %  i\  /  Lantern,  I  roamed  the 
\i  \i  streets  of  my  childhood. 
^  *  The  scents,  the  lights . . 
in  those  environments,  I  also  came  across 
my  parents.  Notthe  mythical  characters 
I  had  fought  agai  nst  for  so  many  years  of 
my  adult  life,  but  two  young  people;  one 
a  poor  theology  student,  living  in  a 
squalid  room,  and  the  other  a  20-year- 
oldgirl  living  in  a  quiet  and  lovely  street. 
I  started  to  write  and  imagine  things 
about  them."  — Ingmar  Bergman 

What  grew  out  of  this  was  The  Best 
Intentions,  Ingmar  Bergman's  most  re- 
cent cinematic  contribution.  Butthis  time 
Bergman  has  forsaken  directorial  duties 
and  given  them  to  Billie  August  who 
directed  Pelle  The  Conqueror. 

The  Best  Intentions  is  a  moving  por- 
trait of  Bergman's  parents  and  their  life 
together  before  his  birth  in  July  1918. 
Henrik  is  the  poor  theology  student  and 
Anna  is  a  pampered  young  woman  from 
a  wealthy  family.  They  live  in  Sweden, 
suppressed  by  a  rigid  social  class  system 
and  caught  in  the  midst  of  a  general 
strike. 

The  Best  Intentions  is  more  than  a 
simple  poor  boy  meets  rich  girl  story.  It  is 
a  thoroughly  unsentimental  probing  of 
human  relationships.  Whereas  an  ear- 
lier Bergman  film  Scenes  From  A  Marriage 


examined  the  break-up  of  a  supposedly 
good  marriage  and  the  journey  towards 
self-knowledge  and  stability,  Intentions 
examines  two  people  who  are  unable  to 
find  happiness  together  because  they 
must  confront  pride,  humiliation  and 
sacrifice.  Bergman  shows  us  human  be- 
ings in  their  most  gruesome  and  pathetic 
states,  all  the  bleakness  one  expects  from 
Bergman. 

Henrik  lives  in  a  self-enclosed  world 
surrounded  by  poverty  and  loneliness.  In 
his  loneliness  he  turns  to  religion  and 
creates  an  island  where  he  is  God. 

Anna's  existence  couldn't  be  more 
different.  She  comes  from  a  wealthy  fam- 
ily where  love  and  warmth  are  a  regular 
part  of  life. 

If  s  hard  to  believe  that  it  is  renowned 
Swedish  actor  Max  Von  Sydow  who  plays 
the  most  likeable  character  in  the  film, 
after  years  of  playing  anguished,  guilt- 
ridden,  hand-slamming  characters. 

August's  direction  is  superb  in  his  use 
of  settings  and  landscapes  to  express  the 
differences  in  the  social  and  psychic  states 
between  Henrik  and  Anna.  The  small, 
damp  room  and  the  harsh,  isolated 
Northern  climate  reflect  Henrik's  own 
inner  storm  and  his  isolation  from  the 
world.  In  direct  contrast  is  the  warmth 
and  lavishness  of  the  city  Anna  grew  up 
in  and  finds  difficult  to  give  up. 

While  this  is  more  of  a  biography  of 
Bergman's  parents,  Intentions  tells  us  a 
great  deal  about  Bergman  as  well.  One 
can  see  how  Bergman's  films  have  re- 
flected this  conflict  of  worlds.  Bergman 
has  travelled  back  and  forth  between  the 
city  and  the  island  throughout  his  film 


Ingmar  Bergman  in  repose. 


career.  Henrik  shares  his  island  with 
Thomas  from  Winfer  Light  and  Peter  in 
From  The  Life  of  the  Marionettes.  Anna's 
friendly  world  echoes  back  to  Wild  Straw- 
berries, The  Magic  Flute  and  Fanny  and 
Alexander. 

The  Best  of  Intentions  is  Bergman's 
tender  and  loving  apology  to  his  par- 
ents. Out  of  its  bleak  narrative  comes 
reconciliation.  With  Intentions,  Bergman 
has  resolved  his  own  inner  conflict  and 
successfully  brought  the  conflicting 
worlds  of  his  parents  together.  This  is  not 
to  say  that  they  lived  in  harmony,  but  at 


least  they  stayed  on  the  same  road. 

I  highly  recommend  that  anyone  with 
parents  go  and  see  the  film.  If  anyone  is 
interested  in  the  background  of  the  film, 
pick  up  a  copy  of  Bergman's  autobiogra- 
phy The  Magic  Lantern,  one  of  the  better 
autobiographies  around. 

Ultimately,  no  amount  of  words  can 
properly  describe  Bergman's  work.  He  is 
an  explorer  of  the  human  condition.  He 
is  in  an  irrational  world  motivated  by 
emotion  and  instinct,  not  logic  and  cer- 
tainly not  words.  □ 


September  10,  1992  •  The  Charlatan  *  27 


They  all  came 
out . . .  for 
Out  on  Video 


by  Brenda  Kennedy 

Charlatan  Slatl 


Out  On  Video 

SAW  Gallery 
August  25 


Nobody  seemed  to  mind  that  the 
premiere  of  Out  On  V/deostarted 
q  half-hour  late.  While  video- 
makers  were  trying  to  locate 
the  misplaced  videocassette  left  at  a 
nearby  pub,  the  120  people  who  packed 
SAW  Gallery  socialized  in  anticipation 
of  the  screening. 

Out  On  Video  was  Masters  student  Ann 
Longley's  undertaking  with  a  collective 
of  lesbian  and  gay  students  and  alumni 
of  Carleton  University. 

"I  see  the  video  as  a  tool  for  learning 
at  Carleton,  both  inside  and  outside  the 


classroom,"  said  Longley. 

Longley  was  working  in  a  practical 
work  placement  for  her  Social  Work  pro- 
gram at  O PI RG- Carleton  when  she  sug- 
gested that  OPIRG  fund  an  interactive 
video  to  discourage  homophobia, 
OPIRG's  main  mandate  this  year. 

Longely  formulated  the  original  video 
mandate  with  Ali  Biggs,  the  coordinator 
of  Carleton's  Gay,  Lesbian  and  Bisexual 
Centre,  but  gradually  the  video-making 
fell  into  the  hands  of  the  student  and 
alumni  collective. 

Out  On  Video  is  a  half-hour  piece,  split 
into  six  segments  done  by  the  six  mem- 
bers of  the  collective.  The  segments  were 
in  te  rsperse  d  wi  th  both  h  umorous  "shorts  " 
and  longer,  serious  material.  But  each 
segment  was  written  and  performed  by 
each  collective  member.  The  video  itself 
looks  clear  and  professional,  yet  quirky. 
It  took  four  months  to  make  on  a  low 


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students'  association,  the  graduate  stu- 
dents' association  and  other  campus 
unions. 

OutOn  Videoopens  with  detailed  defi- 
nitions of  both  homophobia  and 
heterosexism.  The  first  images  are  posi- 
tive -  up-beat  shots  of  the  most  recent 
Gay  Pride  March  in  Ottawa.  Ernie  Gibbs' 
segment  of  a  day  in  the  life  of  a  gay  man 
follows  the  opening. 

Gibbs  focuses  on  compromises  he  is 
forced tomake  athisjob.  Although  "out" 
at  work,  Gibbs  recounts  how  he  must 
occasionally  withstand  homophobic 
comments  from  co-workers.  In  the  video 
he  says  he  has  resigned  himself  to  the 
fact  that  he  has  to  put  up  with  this 
treatment  to  keep  his  job. 

Deborah  Young's  segment  is  a  collage 
of  still  and  moving  images  of  humans 
and  animals  displayed  against  a  diverse 
soundtrack.  Young  talks  about  the  firing 
of  a  lesbian  teacher  at  her  school  who 
wasn't  open  with  her  lesbianism  at 
school.  She  also  recalls  wondering  in  her 
early  teens  how  she  will  meet  other  lesbi- 
ans and  stop  felling  so  alone.  Finally, 
Young  recounts  coming  out  during  uni- 
versity. 

Ottawa  poet  Andrew  Grimes-Griffin 
begins  his  segment  recalling  his  reaction 
when,  at  age  eight,  his  10-year-old 
brother  was  raped  by  a  1 7-year-old  boy. 
He  describes  how  that  boy  was  called  a 
"fruit,"  and  his  subsequent  vision  of  his 
sexuality  as  being  "fruity." 

In  Biggs'  segment,  she  recounts  how 
she  and  her  best  childhood  friend  would 
kiss  and  fondle  each  other  away  from 
prying  adult  eyes.  Biggs  then  laments 
that  she  and  her  other  female  friends 
were  denied  the  pleasures  of  enjoying 
each  other  sexually,  because  of  societal 
taboos.  She  notes  these  childhood  sexual 
experiences  did  not  "make"  her  turn  out 
to  be  lesbian  —  any  more  than  they 
"made"  her  friends  turn  out  straight. 

Michelle  White  chose  a  different  route 
for  her  segment,  with  a  talk-to-the -cam- 
era monologue  in  a  leafy-green  setting. 
White  speaks  of  the  various  stereotypes 
of  lesbians,  especially  the  short-haired 
dyke.  "I  have  had  long  hair,"  she  says, 
although  she  currently  sports  a  cropped 
'do. 

The  last  segmentis  that  of  Kevin  Gibbs. 
Kevin  remembered  wanting  to  submerge 
himself  in  the  "queerunderworld."  After 
attempting  this,  he  realized  he  hadnoth- 
ing  in  common  with  those  who  populate 


this  underworld.  Kevin  thought  that  he 
had  "failed"  at  being  gay,  and  only 
recently  has  he  been  able  to  reconcile  his 
past  with  hiscurrentidentity.  He  ends  his 
segment  on  a  humorous  note,  asking, 
"Why  can't  we  have  our  own  wash- 
rooms?" 

Many  issues  came  up  during  the  dis- 
cussion after  the  premiere.  One  concern 
was  there  were  no  visible  minorities  por- 
trayed in  the  video.  Grimes -Griffin  said 
there  was  nothing  they  could  do  about  it. 

"The  collective  was  open  for  anyone 
to  join,"  said  Grimes-Griffin.  "It  just  hap- 
pened that  no  visible  minorities  joined 
in." 

Another  concern  was  that  bisexuality 
was  nof  represented  in  the  video.  Again, 
the  collective  said  they  were  conscious  of 
this,  but  none  of  them  are  bisexual.  This 
is  not  to  say  the  collective  of  video- 
makers  was  not  diverse. 

"I  was  surprised  at  how  complicated 
the  video  was  since  [the  video-makers] 
have  little  in  common,"  remarked  White. 
"It  was  a  great  and  frustrating  experi- 
ence." 

Kevin  Gibbs  agreed  that  it  was  a  valu- 
able experience. 

"I  appreciated  the  chance  to  work 
with  a  group  and  test  our  sense  of  com- 
munity," said  Kevin.  "Although,  it  did 
get  tedious  at  times." 

Nonetheless,  everyone  made  their  own 
individual  effort  and,  as  Grimes- Griffin 
said,  "everyone's  segment  had  their  per- 
sonality in  it." 

Ernie  Gibbs  probably  summed  up  the 
feeling  of  the  collective  when  he  said 
that  he  is  very  happy  with  the  final 
result,  but  amazed  at  the  amount  of  time 
the  video  took. 

"I  was  surprised  that  so  many  hours  of 
filming  and  other  work  were  needed  for 
what  amounts  to  half  an  hour.  I  was  sad 
to  see  other  parts  get  cut,"  said  Gibbs. 

The  video  was  scheduled  to  be  shown 
in  a  workshop  to  first-year  students  dur- 
ing Orientation  Week,  but  CUSA  can- 
celled the  showing  at  the  last  minute. 
Biggs  hopes  the  video  will  eventually  be 
shown  to  first-year  students  and  teach- 
ing assistants. 

If  your  school,  organization,  club  or 
society  wants  more  information  on  pos- 
sibly borrowing  Our  On  Video  to  educate 
against  homophobia,  you  can  contact 
Ali  Biggs  at  the  Gay,  Lesbian  and  Bi- 
sexual Centre  at  788-2600  ext.  1860  or 
call  OPIRG  at  788-2757.  □ 


28  •  The  Charlatan  *  September  10,  1992 


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New  Blue  Rodeo  is  Lost  Together 


by  Anil  Prasad 

Charialan  Staff 

Mainstream  pop  music,  like  all  mass 
media  art  forms,  has  reduced  creative 
expression  into  soundbites.  Attention 
spans  shorter  than  Vanilla  Ice's  career 
have  allowed  electronically-manufac- 
tured music  to  scale  the  heights  of  the 
pop  charts. 

By  comparison,  Blue  Rodeo's  laid- 
back,  sprawling  sound  seems  almost 
boring  and  old-fashioned. 

Try  telling  that  to  the  Canadians  who 
purchasedover  500,000  of  their  albums. 
It's  an  audience  that  wants  unpreten- 
tious music,  unencumbered  by  image 
and  fashion,  and  knows  where  to  find  it 
every  time. 

Last  month  saw  the  release  of  the 
Toronto  outfit's  fourth  album.  Its  title 
may  be  Lost  Together,  but  it's  an  effort 
from  a  band  that's  clearly  found  it's 
musical  path. 

Their  1987  debut  Outskirts  and  its 
monster  hit  "Try"  catapulted  the  rootsy- 
rockers  to  stardom.  Diamond  Mine,  re- 
leased in  1989,  found  the  band  in  more 
expansive  territory,  experimenting  with 
sonic  textures,  as  illustrated  by  its  title 
track. 

Their  last  album,  1 990's  Casino,  was  a 
more  streamlined  effort.  Tracks  like  "Till 
I  Am  Myself  were  specifically  geared 
towards  radio.  If  s  something  guitarist/ 
vocalist  Greg  Keelor  confirmed  during  a 
recenttelephoneinterviewwith  TheChar- 
latan. 

"With  Casino,  we  really  tried  to  make 
a  pop  record  and  it  wasn't  very  natural 
for  us.  Lost  Together  is  a  reaction  to  the 
efficiency  of  Outskirts  and  Casino." 

Ironically,  Lost  Together  is  getting  sig- 
nificantly more  airplay  than  Casinodid. 
If  s  an  irony  not  lost  on  Keelor. 

"When  you  try  to  do  something,  you 
think  'If  I  do  it  this  way,  it  should  work' 
and  it  doesn't,"  said  Keelor.  "When  you 
say  'Forget  it,  we're  just  gonna  do  it  our 
way'  it  does  work.  There's  sort  of  a  zen  in 
there  somewhere.  With  this  record,  we 
didn't  try  to  do  anything  but  please 
ourselves  and  I  think  ultimately  thaf  s  a 
good  lesson  toleam.  Musically,  when  we 
feel  the  most  satisfied,  the  people  will 
enjoy  it  the  most." 

The  new  album  is  the  band's  most 
diverse  to  date.  Folk  ballads,  grungy, 
rambling  rockers  and  extended  instru- 
mental workouts  all  have  a  home  here. 
By  producing  the  album  themselves,  the 
band  wielded  total  control  over  the  al- 
bum's direction. 

"I  knew  that  I  didn't  want  to  have 
jangly  guitars  all  through  it,"  revealed 
Keelor.  "Iwanted  the  guitars  to  be  heavier, 
darker  and  woodier.  We  had  an  idea  that 


Band's  new  line  up  from  left  to  right:  Kim,  Glenn,  Greg,  Bazil  and  Jim, 


it  should  be  a 
thicker,  denser 
record.  We 
wanted  it  to  be 
more  as  it  is  live, 
where  there'sof- 
ten  a  lead  instru- 
ment and 
there's  another 
instrument 
ghosting  the 
lead." 

lost  Together 
is  a  dark  album, 
and  continues 
in  Blue  Rodeo's 
tradition  of 
angst-purging. ' 
However,  it  in- 
cludes some  po- 
litical* observa- 
tion as  well. 
"Fools  Like  You" 
deals  with 
Keelofs  disgust 
about  the  con- 
tinued abuse  of 
Natives  in  Canada. 

"If  s  about  how  atrocious  our  Euro- 
pean forefathers  were  in  the  taking  of 
this  land  and  how  the  tradition  is  still 
continued  in  our  present  day.  It  was 
written  after  the  Oka  thing.  I  was  freaked 
out  and  disgusted  by  it,"  Keelor  ex- 
claimed. "I  was  so  pissed  off  at  Mulroney 
and  Bourassa.  They're  such  creeps. 
They're  so  smug  and  self-serving.  1  just 
wanted  to  throw  my  tomato." 

"Restless"  continues  in  Blue  Rodeo's 
quasi-political  vein. 

"If  s  for  Bush  and  Reagan.  If  s  about 
the  demise  of  social  welfare  programs  in 
America.  You  pay  a  buck  for  education 
now  or  you  pay  four  bucks  for  building 
bigger  penitentiaries  later.  The  Penta- 
gon gets  all  the  money  and  everyone  else 
is  left  to  go  insane  on  the  streets  and  kill 
each  other." 

Long-time  Blue  Rodeo  fans  are  going 
to  notice  a  big  change  on  the  band's 
upcoming  Canadian  tour.  The  nucleus 
ofKeelorandguitarist/vocalistlim  Cuddy 
remains  intact.  Except  for  original  bass- 
ist Bazil  Donovan  though,  the  rest  of  the 
band  is  now  comprised  of  fresh  faces. 

Keyboardist  James  Gray  replaces 
Bobby  Wiseman,  who  split  amicably  af- 
ter the  Lost  Together  sessions  to  pursue  a 
solo  career.  In  addition,  drummer  Glenn 
Milchem  andex-Cowboy  junkies'  pedal- 
steel  guitarist  Kim  Deschamps  join  the 
fold. 

The  changes  haveKeelorexcitedabout 
the  future. 

"Ifs  just  fresh  again  because  if  s  all 
new  players.  The  band  has  a  better  focus 


than  ifs  had  in  the  last  couple  of  years, 
so  it  sounds  punchier  and  fresher.  Ifs  fun 
to  sing  those  old  songs  again." 

In  fact,  Keelor  and  Cuddy  feel  so 
strongly  about  the  current  line-up  that 
they're  considering  a  live  album  from 
this  tour  as  their  next  release. 

Casino  found  Blue  Rodeo  poised  on 
the  brink  of  real  success  in  the  United 
States.  With  a  bit  of  luck,  Lost  Together 
could  allow  the  band  to  ascend  past  cult 
status  there.  The  group's  had  no  short- 
age of  critical  acclaim  in  America,  with 
lines  like  "The  best  American  band  is 
from  Canada"  being  tossed  about  by 


magazines  like  Rolling  Stone.  How  does 
Keelor  react  to  such  sacrilegious  quips? 

"I  think  the  American  rock'n'roll  press 
is  pretty  arrogant  and  they  really  think 
America  gave  the  world  a  great  gift  by 
inventing  rock'n'roll  and  it  really  didn't 
happen  that  way.  To  tell  you  the  truth, 
the  press  doesn't  really  mean  that  much 
to  me.  I  read  what  these  guys  have  to  say 
and  most  of  them  know  dick  about  mu- 
sic!" 

Blue  Rodeo  will  be  performing  on  the 
lawn  of  Tabaret  Hall  at  the  University  of 
Ottawa  on  Saturday,  Sept.  1 2.  Tickets  are 
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thursday 

September  10 

COLLATERAL  DAMAGES,  a  video 
performance  at  the  Atelier  Theatre,  pre- 
mieres tonight  at  8  p.m..  If  s  a  bizarre 
blend  of  theatre,  video  and  music  that 
challenges  the  language  of  violence. 
Tickets  are  $12  or  $6  for  low-income 
people.  You  decide  which  you  are. 

Tonight  is  the  last  night  to  catch 
Bergman's  THE  BEST  INTENTIONS 

at  the  Bytowne  at  7:30  p.m..  Admission 
is  $4  for  members  and  $6.50  for  every- 
one else. 

For  those  who  have  the  cash,  Opera 
Lyra  Ottawa  presents  LA 
CENERENTOLA,  a  "Cinderella  story 
with  a  twist, "  at  the  National  Arts  Centre 
at  8:30  p.m.  Tickets  range  from  $23  to 
$49. 


friday 

September  11 


Catherine  andSteven  Rollins  will  give 
a  preview  concert  of  flute  and  guitar  for 
the  new  LUNCH  HOUR  RECITAL  SE- 
RIES. The  concert  takes  place  in  the 
Alumni  Theatre  at  12:30  p.m.. 

The  Women's  Centre  presents  "  MOV- 
IES, MOVIES  AND  MORE  MOVIES" 

in  308  Unicentre  from  1  p.m.  on.  It's  a 
collections  of  films  and  documentaries 
as  a  part  of  Orientation.  Women  only. 

The  INTERNATIONAL  ARCHITEC- 
TURE AND  FILM  FESTIVAL  starts  at 
the  Bytowne  tonight  with  two  screenings 
of  Luc  Besson's  SUBWAY  and  THE 
WARRIORS  beginning  at  7:30  p.m.. 
Guest  speaker  Ellis  Henican  will  offer  his 
view  of  New  York's  underground  life 
before  the  films. 


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Tues.-Fri.  noon-8   Sat.  10-4 

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INCITY  DREAMS  headlines  a  ben- 
efit for  the  Ottawa  Rape  Crisis  Centre  at 
the  Glue  Pot  Pub  tonight  at  8  p.m..  Call 
230-1656  for  more  details. 

For  a  mere  $5  you  can  enjoy  a  night 
of  good  ol'  country  music  with  Peterbor- 
ough's WASHBOARD  HANK  AND 
THE  HONKERS  at  Zaphod  Beeblebrox. 


Saturday 

September  12 


The  RAVENS  FOOTBALL  team  kicks 
off  the  1992  season  with  a  trip  to  Bish- 
op's University  in  Lennoxville,  Que..  The 
team  hopes  to  avenge  a  tough  loss  to  the 
Gaiters  at  Raven  Field  last  year,  when  the 
Ravens  tied  Bishop's  early  in  the  fourth 
quarter  before  falling  36-22.  Game  time 
is  1:00  p.m.. 

The  RAVEN  MEN'S  SOCCER  team 
kicks  off  its  season  with  a  trip  to 
Laurentian  University  in  Sudbury,  where 
the  Ravens  take  on  the  powerful 
Voyaguers.  Game  time  is  set  for  1:00 
p.m.. 

For  you  sci-fi  freaks,  The  Mayfair  is 
presenting  a  triple  bill  of  ALIEN,  AL- 
IENS AND  ALIENS  3  starting  at  7:00 
and  lasting  far  into  the  night.  Admission 
is  $5  for  members  and  $7  for  non-mem- 
bers. 

7TH  FIRE  with  Ottawa 'sown  BLACK 
TRIANGLE  play  Club  SAW  at  8  p.m.. 

Another  club  bites  the  dust.  THE 
WHITE  ROOM  under  On  Tap  on  Rideau 
St.  hosts  THE  END  —  one  final  night  of 
boogeying  to  tunes  spun  by  D's  Pat  and 
Jim  before  the  club  closes  its  doors  for 
good. 

LONG  JOHN  BALDR  V  plays  the  Pen- 
guin Rock  and  Bar  tonight.  Call  233- 
0057  for  ticket  information  and  show 
times. 


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Sunday 

September  13 


The  Nepean  Visual  Arts  Centre  is  host- 
ing an  art  OPEN  HOUSE.  From  1  to  4 
p.m.,  you  can  see  art  demonstrations 
and  displays  and  maybe  purchase  some 
art. 

A  new  photographic  exhibit  is  open 
at  The  Gallery  at  Arts  Court.  SILVER 
ANCHORS/FOR  NEW  BOATS  is  touted 
as  "a  joumey  of  the  senses."  Admission  is 
free,  so  you  can't  lose. 


monday 


September  14 


Fritz  Lang's  METROPOLIS,  fully  re- 
stored with  live  piano  accompaniment, 
is  playing  at  the  Museum  of  Civilization 
at  7  p.m..  Tickets  are  $4  for  members  of 
the  Canadian  Film  Institute,  $6  for  eve- 
ryone else. 

DELICATESSEN  plays  at  the  May- 
fair  tonight  at  9:30.  This  dark  goofy  film 
focuses  on  the  strange  occupants  who 
live  above  a  butcher  shop.  Admission  is 
$5  for  members,  $7  for  non. 


tuesday 

September  15 


Ottawa's  MYSTIC  ZEALOTS  play 
Zaphod's  tonight.  Cover  is  only  $2.50  so 
you  have  no  excuse  for  going  out  and 
supporting  local  music. 

FLASH  GORDON,  that  cheesy  sci-fi 
flick  with  the  Queen  soundtrack,  plays  at 
the  Mayfair  at  9:30  tonight. It's  a  special 
S4  ticket  night  for  Carleton  students. 


whens 

September  16 


A  call  to  all  budding  thespians.  Thea- 
tre Carleton  is  holding  OPEN  AUDI- 
TIONS for  their  rendering  of  Shake- 
speare's Comedy  of  Errors  in  room  216 
Athletics  building  from  7  to  10  p.m.. 
Auditions  continue  Thursday  and  Fri- 
day. Formore  information  call  235-8636. 

Carleton's  new  ART  GALLERY  in 

the  St.  Patrick's  Building  is  now  open. 
You  can  finally  see  part  of  the  Barwick 
Collection  donated  to  the  university  and 
what  made  St.  Paf  s  a  noisy  construction 
zone  last  year. 


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NEWS 


A  not-so-classic  Orientation 


bv  Sharon  Lebrun 

7  .  ...  c,„H 


This  year. 


"Carleton  Classic"  Orien- 


tation was,  in  fact,  not  that  classic  at  all 
__  with  a  new  focus  and  format,  a  new 
Shinerama  donation  record  and  the  high- 
est turn-out  ever. 

Frosh  make  friends  and  learn 
school  smarts 

The  focus  of  Orientation,  according 
to  Orientation  Commissioner  Suzanne 
Dalcourt,  is  to  give  people  a  social  net- 
work to  rely  on  and  a  better  understand- 
ing of  Carleton  and  Ottawa  as  a  whole. 

Dalcourt  said  Orientation  allows  first- 
year  students  to  "develop  a  support  net- 
work that  helps  them  stay  at  Carleton 
and  get  them  through  the  year." 

Deputy  Orientation  commissioner 
Mel  Gibson  emphasized  the  necessity  of 
having  friends  to  survive  at  university. 
Gibson  said  a  lot  of  the  2,400  frosh  at 
Orientation  came  from  small  towns  or 
from  out  of  province  and  need  to  meet 
people  when  they  arrive  here. 

Jeff  Wilson,  a  member  of  the  Monkee 
frosh  group,  said  he  thought  Orienta- 
tion was  better  than  he  expected. 

"I  had  a  lot  of  worries  when  I  first 
came  because  1  heard  about  a  lot  of  the 
things  that  they  used  to  do  like  rolling 
over  top  of  people  naked,"  he  said. 

Gibson  said  once  the  fear  of  not  fitting 
in  is  gone  so  are  the  chances  of  first-year 
students  dropping  out,  which  was  a  seri- 
ous concern  of  this  year's  Orientation. 

"With  a  successful  frosh  week  you 
lower  the  rate  of  attrition  because  then 
people  have  a  network  and  they  know 
about  academics,"  said  Gibson. 

This  year's  Orientation  had  more  of 
an  emphasis  on  academics  than  in  years 
past.  CUSA  worked  with  administration, 
which  organized  Prepweek,  which  ran 
from  Sept.  8-11  and  introduced  students 
to  Carleton's  academic  departments. 

Another  new  feature  was  the  imple- 
mentation of  a  points  system,  the  brain- 
child of  Dalcourt  and  Gibson. 

"One  of  the  main  goals  of  orientation 
was  to  increase  attendance  (at  events) 
and  by  establishing  the  points  system 
students  were  able  to  put  aside  their  fears 
so  they  could  win  points  and  big  prizes," 
Dalcourt  said. 

Gibson  said  the  points  system  "made 
sure  that  people  were  excited  to  come 
out." 

CUSA's  not-so-dassic  orientation  did 
have  some  old  events,  but  with  a  fun  and 
informative  twist.  There  was  a  tour  of 
Ottawa  done  as  a  Cannonball  Run  mi- 
nus the  cars  in  which  each  frosh  group 
could  earn  points  for  their  team. 

A  tour  of  the  campus  was  made  fun 
with  CUSA  organizers  set  up  at  each 
building  recounting  a  brief,  humorous, 
if  not  accurate  history  of  each  structure. 

According  to  Gibson,  "If  people  laugh 
they'll  remember  things." 

She  added  that  it  was  also  the  best 
turn-out  for  a  campus  tour  ever. 

Record  frosh  turn  out 

As  well,  CUSA  had  the  best  turn-out 
ever  for  the  frosh  activities  at  Wilderness 
Tours  in  Beechburg.  Dalcourt  andGibson 
estimated  1 , 100  students  attended,  about 
350  more  than  last  year. 

This  year,  said  Dalcourt,  the  Wilder- 
ness Tours  event  "wasn't  just  a  drinkfest." 
With  so  many  activities  to  choose  from 
such  as  kayaking,  windsurfing  and  vol- 
leyball, few  frosh  were  frequenting  the 
beer  tent,  she  said. 

Dalcourt  said  Orientation  facilitators 
had  undergone  extensive  training,  which 
dealt  with  a  lot  of  sensitive  issues,  and 
were  better  prepared  than  in  years  past. 
She  said  there  were  relatively  few 
facilitators  drinking. 


Gibson  attributed  this  year's  record 
participation  levels  to  more  organized 
events  and  more  collective  activities  like 
the  airbands,  which  allowed  the  entire 
frosh  group  to  participate. 

But  AJex  Gorinsky,  a  member  of  the 
Sweathogs  frosh  group,  said  "some  of  the 
activities  should  have  been  a  bit  more 
organized." 

For  the  first  time  in  years,  participa- 
tion at  Orientation  went  up  as  the  week 
went  by,  said  Gibson.  Students  were  buy- 
ing frosh  kits  right  up  until  the  last  day. 

Dalcourt  said  another  reason  for  Ori- 
entation's success  was  there  were  no 
classes  for  most  students. 

Shinerama  sets  record  -  and  no 
bald  heads 

Another  distinct  feature  of  this  year's 
orientation  was  the  record-  breaking  suc- 
cess of  Shinerama.  Braving  cold  tem- 
peratures, about  1,000  frosh  met  at  5:30 
a.m  to  go  shine  shoes  in  downtown  Ot- 
tawa. 

With  the  total  likely  to  go  a  little 
higher,  Carleton  students  raised  $54,045 
in  donations  for  the  Canadian  Cystic 
Fibrosis  Foundation,  surpassing  last 
year's  total  of  $48,943. 

Carl  Gillis,  Shinerama's  co-ordinator, 
attributed  this  year's  success  to  all  the 
frosh  who  came  out.  Gillis  said  this  year's 
frosh  were  "more  excited,  more  energetic 
and  more  spirited  than  ever  before." 

Carleton's  Shinerama  total  more  than 
doubles  that  of  Ottawa  University,  which 
raised  only  $ 20, 100.  Of  the  more  than  60 
colleges  and  universities  participating 
across  Canada,  Carleton  placed  in  the 
top  three  the  last  two  years  and  Gillis  is 


hopeful  that  Carleton  will  do  it  again 

Gillis  defied  the  Carleton  Shinerama 
tradition  by  refusing  to  shave  his  head. 
Gillis  said  when  he  accepted  the  position 
as  co-ordinator  he  stipulated  there  would 
be  no  hair  loss  in  the  job  description.  He 
justified  this  stand  by  explaining  he's 
finished  school  and  needs  to  find  a  job, 
something  he  said  would  be  difficultwith- 
out  any  head  cover. 
Res  misses  out 

This  year's  not-so-classic  orientation 
also  saw  a  new  format  with  residence 
frosh  missing  out  on  two  days  of  CUSA- 
sponsored  activities  when  housing 
wouldn't  allow  residence  students  to  move 
in  until  Sept.  6. 

Angela  Scott,  a  second-year  student 
and  facilitator  for  the  Partridge  Family, 
said  the  staggered  orientations  caused 
some  tension. 

"There  were  a  lot  of  problems.  There 
was  total  lack  of  communication  be- 
tween the  two  groups  and  because  of  that 
there  were  a  lot  of  hostilities  that  started 
to  arise,"  said  Scott. 

Gerry  Warren,  president  of  the  Rideau 
River  Residence  Association,  explained 
the  arrival  date  is  set  through  housing 
months  in  advance  according  to  the  resi- 
dence fees  so  there  was  no  way  to  move 
it  back  unless  students  were  charged  ex- 
tra. 

However,  with  residence  fees  already 
up  by  six  per  cent,  Warren  said  he  didn't 
feel  that  residence  students  would  want 
to  pay  an  extra  one  or  two  per  cent  in 
order  to  arrive  two  days  earlier. 

The  residence  students'  arrival  was 
followed  by  two  days  of  RRRA  orienta- 


tion. 

"The  reason  why  we  had  two  separate 
days  is  because  we  thought  that  residents 
needed  the  two  days  to  bond  together  as 
a  floor,"  said  Warren. 

After  living  in  residence  for  four  years 
himself,  Warren  said  it's  necessary  to 
knowyour  floor,  first  and  foremost,  since 
they're  the  people  you're  going  to  be 
living  with  for  the  next  eight  months. 

In  previous  years  there  have  been  a 
lot  of  problems  in  terms  of  damage  to  the 
residences.  Warren  said  having  a  couple 
days  of  bonding  among  residence  stu- 
dents before  joining  up  with  CUSA's  ori- 
entation will  foster  a  sense  of  pride  and 
responsibility. 

The  organization  of  orientation  week 
could  not  have  been  arranged  in  any 
other  conceivable  manner,  Gibson  said. 

"We  really  did  everything  we  could 
this  year  with  the  co-operation  of  RRRA 
to  try  to  make  it  an  integrated  an  orien- 
tation as  possible,"  said  Gibson. 

Gibson  said  frosh  were  here  on  their 
own  from  the  beginning  of  September, 
since  most  leases  for  off-campus  students 
started  at  the  first  of  the  month. 

Gibson  said  CUSA  wanted  to  give  the 
students  as  much  as  they  could. 

"We  had  so  many  ideas  in  our  head, 
if  we  had  started  any  later  than  the  4th 
it  would  have  been  a  disaster." 

Gibson  said  the  difficulties  caused  by 
residence  students'  late  arrival  to  the 
CUSA  orientation  were  minimal. 

"I  think  the  most  important  thing  is 
that  if  even  three  people  met  each  other 
then  that's  made  it  all  worth  while,"  said 
Gibson.  a 


Coke  wins  the  CUSA  challenge 


by  Derek  Cefalonl 

Charlatan  Staff 


Coke  over  two 
months  ago, 

The  Pepsi  generation  was  out  of  luck    Oliver's  assist- 
during  last  week's  frosh  activities.  Coca-  ant-manager 
Cola  Bottling  Ltd.  and  the  Carleton  Uni-    loe  Goodwin 
versityStudents' Association  have  signed   has  seen 
a  three-year  sponsorship  contract,  mak-  change 
ing  Coke  the  official  soft-drink  of  CUSA. 

One  of  the  conditions  for  the  sponsor- 
ship was  that  Coca-Cola  products  be 
served  exclusively  at  all  CUSA  venues, 
including  Oliver's,  the  Unicentre  Store 
and  Rooster's  Coffeehouse. 

Stephan  Desbiens,  account  manager 
at  Coca-Cola,  is  pleased  with  the  deal. 

"We're  getting  a  really  good  bang  for 
our  buck,"  said  Desbiens.  "Oliver's  is  the 
premiere  hot  spot  for  university  students. " 

This  was  the  first  year  any  major  cor- 
porate support  was  solicited  for  frosh 
week.  According  to  CUSA  PresidentShawn 
Rapley,  the  move  was  necessary  to  en- 
sure the  same  level  of  Orientation  events 
as  previous  years. 

"Because  of  the  financial  times  and 
everything  is  so  expensive,  we  had  to 
seek  out  corporate  sponsorship  in  order   was  a  fortu 


to  do  that,"  said  Rapley. 

He  said  he  feels  the  idea  of  corporate 
sponsorship  is  a  good  one  and  will  con- 
tinue to  approach  big  business  for  finan- 
cial support  in  the  future. 

In  total,  business  contributions  to  the 
Orientation  fund  were  about  $20,000, 
said  Rene  Faucher,  CUSA's  finance  com- 
missioner and  the  Orientation  commit- 
tee's treasurer.  Domino's  Pizza  and 
Labatt's  Ltd.  also  contributed  to  the  fund, 
with  Coke  being  the  major  backer.  _ 
This  financial  support  reduced  CUSA  s 
expense  by  about  14  per  cent,  said 
Faucher. 

Since  replacing  Pepsi  products  with 


note  coin- 
cidence, said 
S  u  z  d  n  n  e 
Dalcourt, 
CUSA's 
Orientation  commissioner. 

The  idea  for  the  "Carleton  Classic" 
theme  came  from  the  fact  the  school  is 
celebrating  itsSOth  anniversary  thisyear. 
The  Coca-Cola  logo  was  decided  upon 
before  Coke's  sponsorship,  though  the 
company  had  to  approve  the  artwork  on 
the  shirts  before  committing  to  sponsor- 
ship. . 

"People  could  really  identify  with  it 
and  it's  a  popular  thing,"  said  Dalcourt. 


"People  would  like  to  wear  it  and  enjoy 
wearing  it." 

Coca-Cola  Bottling  Ltd.  has  been  cnti- 
cized  in  the  past  for  its  links  with  a 
repressivemilitarydictatorshipin  Burma, 
where  it  has  been  accused  of  financing 
the  destruction  of  the  rainforest  and  the 
killing  of  insurgents.  ("Burma:  the  un- 
known Tiananmen, "  The  Charlatan,  Sept. 
13,  1990)  Q 


September  17,  1992  •  The  Charlatan  •  3 


Students  are  waking  up  the  neighbors 


by  David  Weir 

C i-.ir i.Li.in  SlaH 

The  posters  along  some  streets  in  Ot- 
tawa South  read:  "Students  please  keep 
quietafter  1 1  p.m.  Children  are  sleeping. 
Thank  you."  It  was  just  another  sign  a 
new  school  year  had  begun. 

Since  the  1992-93  school  year  began 
at  Carleton,  the  neighborhood  of  Ot- 
tawa South  has  experienced  a  notice- 
able rise  in  public  disturbance  com- 
plaints, the  result  of  overly-enthusiastic 
university  students,  according  to  Inspec- 
tor Edgar  Gosselin  of  the  Ottawa  City 
Police. 

One  resident  of  the  Glebe,  who  asked 
to  remain  anonymous  forfear  of  student 
reprisals,  said  she  and  her  fellow  condo- 
minium residents  have  been  subjected  to 
"very  brutish  behaviour"  by  Carleton 
students. 

Examples  of  this  "brutish  behaviour" 
include  all  night  parties,  vandalism  of 
the  building  and  the  discarding  of  bro- 
ken bottles  around  the  complex. 

These  actions,  which  she  claims  were 
committed  by  Carleton  students,  have 
resulted  in  assorted  damages  to  her  con- 
dominium complex. 

She  said  she  fears  her  rent  will  be 
raised  due  to  the  cost  of  repairing  the 
damage.  If  this  occurs,  she  said  she  will 
be  forced  to  move  because  she  cannot 
afford  a  rent  increase. 

To  curb  this  problem,  the  police  have 
stepped  up  the  number  of  patrol  cars  in 
the  area. 

As  well,  Carleton's  enthusiastic  off- 
campus  students  will  no  longer  be  given 


5leepiNg, 
tHank  Volj 


official  warnings  for  offenses.  From  now  undergraduate  students 
on,  all  violators  will  be  charged  on  the    she  recognizes  there  is 


spot,  un- 
like before 
when 
some  stu- 
dents were 
let  off  with 
warnings. 

Along 
with  their 
fine,  viola- 
tors will 
also  re- 
ceive a 
criminal 
record,  if 
charged 
with  caus- 
ing a  dis- 
turbance. 
According 
to 

Gosselin, 
the  stu- 
dent dis- 
turbances 
•  in  Ottawa 
South  are 
"aconcen- 
t  r  a  t  e  d 
problem 
>  which  will 
z  be  dealt 
S  with." 
£  Kim 
iy ?  Newton, 
m%  VP  Exter- 
nal for  the 
association,  said 
a  problem  with 


rowdy  off-campus  students. 

"The  majority  of  students  are  excel- 
lent. It  is  only  a  small  minority  causing 
problems,"  said  Newton. 

In  an  effort  to  prevent  this  annual 
problem  from  happening  this  year, 
CUSA,  the  undergraduate  students'  asso- 
ciation, distributed  pamphlets  contain- 
ing information  on  proper  party  proto- 
col. 

Deidre  McQuillan,  the  executive  as- 
sistant to  the  Ottawa  South  Community 
Association,  said  she  only  had  received 
one  complaint  about  students  this  year. 
She  said  a  woman  living  at  Grove  and 
Bank  Street  told  her  "the  noise  had  been 
incredible." 

She  said  she  hadn't  heard  anything 
about  the  posters  going  up. 

McQuillan  said  the  disturbances  this 
year  weren't  as  bad  as  they  were  two 
years  ago.  She  credited  the  change  to 
better  relations  between  Carleton  Uni- 
versity and  the  Ottawa  South  commu- 
nity. 

"Communication  between  Carleton 
and  the  community  has  really  helped," 
she  said. 

In  January,  Jim  Watson,  city  council- 
lor for  Carleton's  ward,  set  up  a  commit- 
tee of  Carleton  students  and  permanent 
Ottawa  South  residents  to  deal  with  the 
tensions  between  the  groups. 

This  year,  Watson  has  personally  gone 
to  the  residences  of  some  student  offend- 
ers to  try  to  persuade  them  to  be  better 
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4  •  The  Charlatan  •  September  17,  1992 


FUN  FARQUHAR  FACTS 


Everything  yOU  ever  wanted  to  know  about  Sparky,  but  were  afraid  to  ask 


by  Brent  Dowdall 

Chaibtan  Stafl 

Remember  back  about  fourth 
qrade,  when  you  had  to  write  a  com- 
position on  the  first  day  of  school 
about  what  you  did  on  the  summer 
holidays?  Usually  you  would  write 
about  going  to  the  beach,  playing 
baseball,  visiting  Canada's  Wonder- 
land or  dressing  up  like  world  leaders 
and  negotiating  peace  in  the  Middle 
East. 

What  would  our  fearless  leader, 
Robin  "Sparky"  Farquhar,  write  about 
his  summer  vacation?  Here's  what  he 
was  up  to: 

•  logging.  That's  right.  The 
Sparkman  is  a  jogger.  In  june,  he  was 
featured  in  an  Ottawa  Citizen  story 
about  local  executives  who  jog.  He 
runs  four  kilometres  about  four  times 
a  week.  Imagine  the  sight  of  Sparky's 
masculine  physique  in  tightSpandex 


Carleton  shorts  and  a  Raven  T-shirt 
sprinting  along  the  Rideau  Canal. 
Michael  Smith  would  be  insanely  jeal- 
ous. 

Sparky  told  the  Citizen  jogging  helps 
him  do  his  job. 

"You  have  to  be  extremely  healthy 
and  physically  fit,  able  to  bound  out  of 
your  chair,  run  up  and  down  stairs  and 
go  from  office  to  office." 

•Bounding  out  of  his  chair,  running 
up  and  down  stairs  and  going  from  office 
to  office.  Rumor  has  it  Sparkyman  also 
changes  in  a  phone  booth,  wears  a  red 
cape  and  leaps  over  Dunton  Tower  in  a 
single  bound. 

•Making  up  name  tags  for  his  new 
vice-presidents.  I  mean,  when  two  of  the 
three  VP's  resign  in  a  period  of  six  months, 
that's  turnover.  Or  could  it  be,  as  they 
say,  "a  failure  to  communicate?"  At  any 
rate,  name-tags  should  break  the  ice 


between  all  those  new  faces  in 
admin. 

•Taking  a  vacation  while 
vital  survey  information  was 
being  gathered.  Oh,  sorry,  that 
was  last  summer. 

•Eating  all  that  leftover 
birthday  cake  from  the  Carle- 
ton  50th  anniversary  celebra- 
tions. With  all  those  extra  calo- 
ries, Sparky  might  have  to  up 
his  weekly  mileage. 


For  this  week's 
bonus  Fan 
Farquhar  Activ- 
ity, flip  the  bot- 
tom corners  of 
this  issue  and  see 
Sparky  run. 


Scotiabank  chalks  up  a  unioye 
no-fee  banking  package  for  students. 


Establishing  a  good  credit  rating  will 
help  in  your  financial  dealings  after 
graduation.  Why  not  start  now?  If  you're  a 
full-time  college1  or  university  student, 
you're  eligible  for  the  Scotia  Banking 
Advantage™.  The  package  includes  an 
automated  banking  machine  card,  a  daily 
interest  chequing  account,  a  Classic  VISA 
Card2,  and  for  qualified  graduating 


students,  an  auto  loan2.  Drop  by  your 
nearest  Scotiabank  branch  and  ask  us  for 
details.  We'll  be  happy  to  show  you  all  the 
ways  we  can  help. 


(  November  K^andyouU^ 


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September  17,  1992  •  The  Charlatan  • 


nhere. 
alone. 


All,  the  university  years.  Frequently  referred  to  as  the 
best  years  of  your  life. 

And  no  doubt  they  could  be,  if  it  weren't  for  a  few- 
minor  issues.  Like  the  English  paper  that's  due  by  the 
end  of  the  day.  The  lab  report  that's  due  first  thing  in 
the  morning.  Not  to  mention  the  statistics  model  that's 
already  late. 

To  cope  with  the  serious  workload  that  stands 
between  you  and  your  social  life,  you  are  going  to  need 
some  serious  help. 

And  there's  no  more  serious 
help  than  an  Apple*  Macintosh" 
personal  computer  to  make 
university  not  only  survivable,  but 
even  enjoyable.  And  between  now 
and  September  27th,  1992,  there's 
never  been  a  better  time  to  buy  one. 
For  instance,  you  can  get  a  complete,  ready-to-run, 
Macintosh  Classic'"computer  system  with  4  MB  of  RAM, 
a  40  MB  internal  hard  disk  and  an  Apple  StyleWriter™ 
ink-jet  printer  for  only  $1,499.', 

Canadian  Consumer 
magazine  called  the  Classic  1 
"the  easiest  computer  to 
learn  and  use". 

Or,  you  can  get  the  sleek, 
new,  modular  Macintosh  LC II 
with  4  MB  of  RAM,  a  40  MB 

internal  hard  disk,  a  12"  Macintosh  RGB  color  monitor, 
and  the  same  StyleWriter  printer,  for  just  $2,499.' 
Then  there's  the  amazing  Macintosh  PowerBook'" 
100  4/40  go-anywhere  note- 
book computer,  with  4  MB  of 
RAM  and  a  40  MB  internal 
hard  disk  for  only  $1,799.' 

And  these  are  just  some 
of  the  remarkable  savings 
on  hardware  and  software 
packages  available  during 
this  special  "Mac  To  School"  offer,  but  only  until 
September  27th,  1992. 

And  Apple  can  help  you  even  further  with  low 
monthly  Apple  Financing  payments,  just  2096  down 
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6  •  The  Charlatan  •  September  17,  1992 


A  wacky  week  in  the  life  of  a  frosh 


by  Carta  Agnesi 

Charlatan  Start 

Well,  if  s  finished.  The  perennial  hype 
of  frosh  week  is  over  and  now  we  have 
time  to  reflect  on  the  nine  full  days  of  the 
kind  of  activities  I  thought  I'd  left  behind 
in  high  school. 

Nonetheless,  it  was  rather  enjoyable 
and  certainly  a  change  from  my  high 
school,  where  "mood-modifying  sub- 
stances" were  forbidden. 

I  expected  the  stigma  of  being  a  frosh 
to  be  degrading,  but  it  wasn't.  It  was 
quite  different  from  the  Hollywood  im- 
age of  frosh  week.  No  one  tried  to  cut  my 
hair  and  I  didn't  see  any  unfortunate 
frosh  duct-taped  to  a  tree. 

Some  things,  however,  were  inevita- 
ble: my  fellow  frosh  drinking  themselves 
into  a  stupor,  new  couples  uniting,  and 
diminishing  bank  accounts. 

This  year's  theme  was  "Carleton  Clas- 
sic" and  frosh  groups  were  named  after 
classic  TV  shows  from  the  '70s  and  '80s, 
like  the  Mork  and  Mindy's  (my  trium- 
phant group),  the  Sweathogs  and  the 
Partridge  Family. 

It  all  began  on  Friday,  Sept.  8  with 
group  placements,  ice-breaker  games 
and  condom  checks. 

The  next  few  days  were  filled  with 
frosh  group  activities  around  Ottawa 
and  entertainment  on  campus. 

On  Wednesday,  Sept.  9  academic  ori- 
entation began,  and  classes  for  some, 
which  coincided  with  frosh  week.  Many 
frosh  chose  to  stick  with  CUSA's  orienta- 


tion instead. 

The  same  day  there 
was  the  Rice  Krispie 
Slide,  where  frosh  vol- 
untarily submerged 
their  bodies  into  a  pool 
of  Rice  Krispies,  vegeta- 
ble oil  and  Coke. 

After  that,  we  scur- 
ried to  supper  before  a 
sneak  preview  of  Singles 
-  one  of  those  movies 
you  either  like  or  you 
don't,  (see  review  page 
29) 

Thursday,  Sept.  10 
was  Carl  B.  Eton  Frosh 
Fun  Day  in  Mackenzie 
Field  —  more  nonsensi- 
cal fun  like  "Dunk  a 
Christian"  and  wheel- 
barrow races.  Rumor 
has  it  the  day  was  a 
celebration  of  the  life  of 
Carleton's  "legendary" 
founder,  whose  farm- 
land the  campus  now  lies  on. 

That  evening  was  the  airbandcompe- 
tition  and  Encino,  Super-Frosh  of  the 
year,  stole  the  show.  (For  all  you  non- 
frosh  types,  Encino  was  the  Mork  and 
Mindy  frosh  who  soon  became  famous 
for  his  retarded  duck  and  Mick  Jagger 
impersonations.) 

After  such  a  festive  evening,  5:30  came 
pretty  early  the  morning  of  Sept.  11, 
when  we  scrambled  to  our  positions  for 


Shinerama.  We  faced  the  elements  that 
day  for  the  worthy  cause  of  Cystic  Fibro- 
sis and  managed  to  raise  more  than 
$54,000. 

Rumor  has  it  that  Brian  Mulroney, 
our  beloved  P.M.,  donated  $10,  but  his 
sidekick  would-be  U.S.  presidential  can- 
didate and  millionaire  Ross  Perot  could 
only  scrounge  up  a  measly  one  dollar 
bill.  At  least  it  was  an  American  bill  — 
$1.15  don't  you  know. 


After  taking  a  nap  and  a  shower,  we 
returned  to  campus  for  the  Concrete 
Blonde  concert.  The  admission  require- 
ment was  the  pink  frosh  wrist  band,  so 
for  the  first  time  we  were  the  envy  of  some 
non -frosh. 

Saturday,  Sept.  12,  we  ended  Frosh 
Week  with  yet  another  early  morning  as 
we  boarded  the  buses  shortly  after  8:00 
a.m.  and  ventured  to  Wilderness  Tours 
for  a  day  of  boat  tours,  volleyball  and, 
for  the  more  insane  people  among  us, 
bungee  jumping. 

It  was  here  that  I  consumed  two  of  the 
best  and  most  nutritious  meals  since  I 
moved  to  Ottawa.  I  was  starting  to  resent 
fast  food  and  barbecues. 

Some  frosh  and  facilitators  stayed 
overnight  to  go  rafting  on  Sunday,  but 
most  of  us  were  able  to  admit  that  we 

u>  needed  a  day  to  rest  before  classes  began 

>  on  Monday. 

2  Our  facilitators  were  great  —  very 
5  approachable  and  welcoming, 
i  Now  frosh  week  is  over  and  I'm  not 
sure  how  the  week  prepared  me  for  aca- 
demic life.  However,  it  was  definitely 
worth  the  $54.95  my  father  put  out  for 
my  frosh  kit  and  I  met  a  lot  of  people  I 
would  not  have  otherwise. 

Despite  my  passive  party  manner,  I 
had  quite  a  bit  of  fun. 

This  whole  frosh  week  thing  was  defi- 
nitely a  test  of  what  my  immune  system 
can  take  and  I'm  sure  that  it  has  pre- 
pared me  for  grimmer  days  to  come.  □ 


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by  Stacey  Plnchuk 

Charlatan  Slatf 

Why  fs  the  sky  blue?  Why  is 
the  gross  green?  And  why  on 
earth  is  a  frosh  colled  a  frosh? 

Hmmm,  ifs  a  toughie.  There  ap- 
pears to  be  no  general  consensus  on 
this  one.  Frosh  is  a  word  we  all  use 
and  toss  around  lovingly,  but  no- 
body really  seems  to  know  where  it 
came  from. 

It  is  defined  in  Webster's  College 
Dictionary  as  an  informal  noun, 
whose  plural  is  also  frosh.  Thus,  if 
you  heard  any  facilitators  shouting 
about  "froshes,"  they  committed  a 
serious  grammatical  faux-pas. 

As  for  the  meaning  of  our  pre- 
cious word,  Webster's  defines  it  as  "a 
college  or  high  school  freshman." 

If  freshman  was  shortened,  why 
did  it  evolve  into  frosh  and  not  fresh? 
Maybe  so  that  if  d  rhyme  with  more 
words.  Seriously  though,  there's  ac- 
tually a  frosh  named  Josh  who'sbeen 
walking  around  pretty  sloshed  lately. 
Good  grief.  Nah,  make  that  good 
gosh. 

There's  got  to  be  a  better  answer 
than  the  rhyming  hypothesis. 

Even  the  folks  at  Information  Car- 
leton,  who  have  answers  to  almost 
all  questions,  no  matter  how  bizarre, 
were  at  a  loss  with  this  one. 

Abrave  Info  Carleton  staff  person 
finally  mustered  a  guess.  For  fear  of 
looking  stupid  (hey,  it  is  a  stupid 
question),  she  wished  to  remain 
nameless.  She  expressed,  in  all  seri- 
ousness, "Frosh  stems  from  the  word 
freshman  and  the  'O'  is  for  orienta- 
tion. So  a  frosh  is  someone  oriented 
toward  university  life." 

She  should  have  a  word  with  all 
the  frosh  wandering  around  in  a 
disoriented  state. 

Another  source  who  should  have 


knowledge  on  the  topic  is  J.J.  Small, 
author  of  a  200-page,  very  academic 
book  entitled  Achievement  and  Ad- 
justment in  the  First  Year  at  Univer- 
sity. Funny  thing,  though.  Our  buddy 
J.  J.,  an  expert  on  first-year  university, 
doesn't  mention  frosh  once.  Go  fig- 
ure. 

Last,  but  certainly  not  least,  the 
very  unique  and  very  bald  president  of 
ourstudent  association,  Shawn  Rapley, 
had  his  own  ideas  on  the  subject. 

"I  really  don't  know  why  frosh  is 
called  frosh,"  Rapley  said.  Join  the 
club,  Shawn. 

"Frosh  is  anyone  who's  first  year  at 
Carleton,  anyone  at  all,  whether 
they're  fresh  out  of  high  school  or 
returning  to  university  after  ten  years," 
Rapley  added.  "Some  people  may  disa- 
gree with  me  on  this,  but  it's  my  opin- 
ion." 

So  where  is  this  all  leading?  What 
the  hell  is  a  frosh  anyway? 

Thought  you'd  never  ask.  If  you 
must  know,  frosh  is  actually  an  acro- 
nym, with  each  letter  standing  for  a 
different  word.  That's  right  and  you 
heard  it  here  first: 

Finally  Reached  Our  Second  Home. 

Carleton  truly  is  our  humble  home. 
For  those  who  live  in  residence,  this  is 
especially  true.  Others  make  their 
homes  camping  out  at  the  library  or 
frequenting  the  various  campus 
hangouts.  Still  others  inhabit  the  tun- 
nels like  rats  in  a  sewer. 

Frosh  have  finally  reached  their 
second  home.  Now  the  challenge  is 
staying  here  beyond  that  first  year. 
Why  is  this  so  difficult? 

Thats  a  question  for  an  other  "why" 
column,  an  issue  more  profound  than 
canal  sludge.  It's  too  deep  for  Info 
Carleton  and  even  for  the  self-pro- 
claimed expert,  J.J.  Small.  □ 


8  •  The  Charlatan  •  September  17,  1992 


Caught  up  in  hypnotist  Mike  Mandel's  act: 
we  heard  she's  faking  it. 


frosh 


September  17,  1992  •  The  Charlatan  • 


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The  new  visitor  parking  charges  (including  GST)  will  be: 


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ADVERTISEMENT 


10  •  The  Charlatan  •  September  17,  1992 


NATIONAL  AFFAIRS 


Shooting  aftermath 


Concordia  comes  to  terms  with  tragedy 

Forum  participants  ask 


Committee  to  look  into 
academic  fraud 


The  Link.  Concordia  University 

MONTREAL  (CUP)  —  Concordia  Uni- 
versity will  strike  a  committee  to  exam- 
ine allegations  of  research  fraud  made 
by  Valery  Fabrikant,  the  associate  engi- 
neering professor  charged  recently  with 
three  counts  of  first-degree  murder. 

A  lone  gunman  walked  into  one  of 
the  university's  downtown  building's 
Aug.  24  and  fatally  shot  civil  engineer- 
ing professor  Matthew  Douglass,  associ- 
ate chemistry  professor  Michael  Hog  ben 
and  mechanical  engineering  assistant 
professor  Aaron  Jaan  Saber. 

The  gunman  also  gravely  wounded 
Phoivos  Ziogas,  professor  and  chair  of 
electrical  and  computer  engineering,  who 
remains  in  a  Montreal  hospital  with  an 
abdomen  wound.  Elizabeth  Horwood, 
secretary  to  the  mechanical  engineering 
chair,  is  recovering  at  home  from  a  thigh 
wound. 

Concordia  president  Patrick  Kenniff 
and  other  faculty  members  gathered  a 
week  after  the  shooting  to  discuss  cir- 
cumstances surrounding  the  Aug.  24 
incident. 

"Fabrikant  had  levelled  accusations 
against  his  colleagues,  which  all  of  us 
found  deplorable  given  that  they  had 
good  academic  records  in  their  depart- 
ments," Kenniff  said  at  the  meeting. 
"But  (his  allegations)  couldn't  begin  to 
justify  acts  of  (Aug.  24)." 

Fabrikant  launched  a  suit  last  April 
against  mechanical  engineering  profes- 
sor Seshadri  Sankar  and  engineering 
and  computer  science  dean  M.N.S. 
Swamy.  Fabrikant  accusedhiscolleagues 
of  including  their  names  on  35  aca- 
demic articles  he  wrote,  but  which  they 
had  no  part  in. 

In  turn,  Sankar  and  Swamy  filed  con- 
tempt of  court  charges  against  Fabrikant 
the  week  before  the  shootings  because  he 


was  dissemi- 
nating the 
allegations 
through  the 
university's 
computer- 
ized mail 
system. 

Fabrikant 
was  to  have 
appeared  in 
Quebec  Su- 
perior Court 
the  day  of 
the  shoot- 
ings to  an- 
swer to  the 
charges.  His 
allegations 
of  research 
fraud  were 
investigated 
by  one  of  the 
university's 
vice-presi- 
dents, Rose 

Sheinin,  but  could  not  be  proven. 

Kenniff  said  the  university's  board  of 
governors  will  appoint  an  independent 
committee  of  people  outside  the  univer- 
sity community  with  experience  in  re- 
search and  ethics  to  investigate 
Fabrikant's  claims. 

Details  about  the  committee  will  be 
decided  at  the  first  board  meeting  Sept. 
23,  Kenniff  added. 

"It's  totally  inappropriate  to  start  in- 
vestigating allegations  made  by 
Fabrikant  (at  this  meeting),"  Sheinin 
said. 

"I  think  we  should  get  our  priorities 
straight.  (Fabrikant)  seriously  damaged 
the  soul  of  this  university.  I  don't  think 
any  of  us  will  ever  be  the  same  again."  □ 


tough  questions 


The  McGill  Daily,  McGill 
Unrvotsity 

MONTREAL 
(CUP)  — 
Concordia  Uni- 
versity adminis- 
trators hosted 
an  open  forum 
last  week  to  de- 
termine how 
the  recent 
shooting  deaths 
of  three  profes- 
sors here  last 
month  could 
have  been 
averted. 

Audience 
members  ques- 
tioned both  the 
adm  inistra- 
tion's  and  the 
police's  han- 
dling of  the 
shooting,  call- 
ing for  im- 
proved university  grievance  procedures 
and  tighter  gun  controls. 

The  forum  attracted  more  than  700 
people,  filling  Concordia's  main  lecture 
hall,  with  security  guards  having  to  rum 
at  least  200  people  away. 

Three  people  died  and  two  were 
wounded  in  the  Aug.  24  shooting  ram- 
page. Valery  Fabrikant,  52,  an  associate 
professor  in  theschool's  engineering  and 
computer  science  department,  has  been 
charged  with  three  counts  of  first-degree 
murder. 

Fabrikant  had  claimed  that  various 
professors  in  the  department  were  de- 
frauding the  government  and  lying  in 
order  to  get  published  and  get  tenure. 
Fabrikant's  claims  were  published  in 
March  in  fhe  Montreal  Minor,  a  weekly 


alternative  newspaper,  and  distributed 
by  electronic  mail  to  many  universities. 

Audience  members  speculated  that  if 
university  grievance  procedures  had 
worked  better,  the  shootings  might  have 
been  averted.  Another  person  suggested 
that  the  tragedy  could  have  been  avoided 
if  professors  were  better  trained  in  stress- 
management  techniques. 

Panellistsandaudiencemembersalike 
also  condemned  Quebec's  provincial 
police  force,  the  Surete  du  Quebec.  The 
SQ  approved  Fabrikant's  gun  permit, 
despite  protests  from  colleagues  who  said 
he  was  unstable  and  had  threatened 
them  many  times. 

The  most  impassioned  moment  was 
when  Charles  Bertrand,  one  of  the  uni- 
versity's vice-presidents,  tears  running 
down  his  cheeks,  called  for  tighter  gun 
controls.  The  audience  applauded. 

"It  behooves  us  all  to  look  at  these 
events  and  try  to  understand  them,  if 
possible,  so  we  can  prevent  them  from 
happening  again, "  said  Patrick  Kenniff, 
Concordia  University  president  and  one 
of  the  panellists. 

He  also  emphasized  "the  tremendous 
sense  of  grief,  bewilderment  and  loss  we 
all  feel  at  this  act  of  senseless  violence." 

The  president  and  other  administra- 
tors reassured  the  audience  that 
Concordia  had  not  failed  in  its  duty  to 
protect  its  employees. 

In  response  to  several  questions, 
Kenniff  said  university  staff — including 
Michael  Hogben,  president  of  the  uni- 
versity's faculty  union  and  one  of  the 
three  dead  —  had  spent  "untold  hours" 
trying  to  deal  with  Fabrikant. 

"And  no  matter  how  many  difficul- 
ties he  had  dealing  with  the  university, 
his  colleagues  and  the  institution,  it  does 
not  justify  or  explain  his  acts,"  Kenniff 
said.  □ 


^4  Poli  sci  profs  just  say  NO 


by  Doug  Johnson 

Charlatan  Staff 

Yes  or  No.  On  Oct.  26,  Canadians  will 
be  asked  to  check  the  box  beside  one  of 
these  two  words  as  they  vote  to  accept  or 
reject  the  constitutional  accord  reached 
last  month  in  Charlotte  town,  P.E.I.. 

In  the  meantime,  there  will  be  much 
debating  and  arguing  as  citizens  from 
all  walks  of  life  try  to  decide  whether  the 
deal  is  acceptable  to  them. 

Last  week,  it  was  Carleton  University 
political  science  professors  who  were  at 
it,  debating  the  deal's  pros  and  cons 
during  a  panel  discussion. 

The  five  member  panel,  consisting  of 
professors  Mike  Whittington,  Sharon 
Sutherland,  Miriam  Smith,  Francois 
Rocher  and  Radha  Jhappan,  discussed 
the  deal  reached  Aug.  28  by  federal, 
provincial,  territorial  and  aboriginal 
leaders. 

The  majority  of  panellists  had  serious 
reservations  about  the  deal. 

Here  are  some  of  the  views  expressed 
°y  the  professors  during  the  panel  dis- 
cussion. Some  statements  were  later  clari- 
fied during  telephone  interviews  with 
the  participants. 


Mike  Whittington 

Of  the  five  professors,  Whittington 
was  the  only  one  with  few  criticisms  of 
the  deal.  He  said  he  was  not  surprised 
with  the  type  of  deal  negotiated  in 
Charlotte  town,  calling  it  a  continuation 
of  Canadian  history  in  the  same  vein  as 
the  BNA  Act  of  1867. 

Whittington  said  his  colleagues  were 
being  too  academic  in  their  critiques  of 
the  deal. 

"Don't  expect  a  guy  with  a  beard  to 
come  down  from  the  mountain  with  a  set 
of  stone  tablets,"  he  told  the  panel. 

But  Whittington  was  critical  of  pro- 
vincial and  federal  leaders  for  underesti- 
mating the  complexities  of  aboriginal 
self-government,  saying  it  would  create 
hundreds  of  governments  across  the 
country. 

Sharon  Sutherland 

Sutherland  said  Parliament  is  not  an 
institution  capable  of  withstanding  the 
speed  of  change  outlined  in  the  agree- 
ment. Under  the  agreement,  Parliament 
would  undergo  massive  changes  with 
the  reform  of  the  Senate,  a  decrease  in 
the  size  of  the  cabinet,  more  MPs  and  a 


new  dynamic  between  the  Senate  and 
the  House  of  Commons. 

She  said  as  she  began  to  think  about 
the  deal  she  was  reminded  of  the  fears 
originally  expressed  when  steam  trains 
were  invented. 

"People  were  not  meant  to  travel  at 
these  incredible  speeds.  Their  brains 
would  begin  to  leak  out  of  their  ears." 
The  same  could  be  said  for  Parliament 
she  said. 

Sutherland  said  she  feared  the  federal 
government  could  become  so  large  it 
would  take  forever  for  it  to  reach  a  deci- 
sion. 

With  the  increasedsize  of  the  House  of 
Commons  she  said  she  sees  a  large 
number  of  backbenchers  being  idle, 
spending  large  amounts  of  money  and 
only  making  trouble. 

She  added  politicians  were  trying  to 
combine  a  parliamentary  system  with  a 
congressional  system.  She  is  concerned 
Canada  could  end  up  with  a  great,  big, 
messy,  oversized  city  government. 

Sutherland  said  the  deal  lacks  written 
specifications  on  the  roles  of  the  various 
forms  of  government  and  provisions  for 
a  dispute-resolving  mechanism. 


Miriam  Smith 

Smith  said  she  would  like  to  see  a  form 
of  constitutional  court  with  various 
groups  making  submissions,  followed  by 
more  negotiations  and  then  a  referen- 
dum. 

She  criticized  the  premiers  for  having 
been  forced  into  Quebec's  timetable  fora 
referendum. 

According  to  Smith,  her  main  prob- 
lem is  with  the  Canada  Clause  because  it 
sets  down  an  unfortunate  view  of  the 
country  and  how  the  various  forms  of 
government  fit  into  it. 

Smith  said  the  clause  creates  a  hierar- 
chy of  rights  placing  language  rights 
and  the  distinct  society  above  ethnic  or 
gender  rights.  She  added  the  word  gov- 
ernment was  deliberately  left  out  of  the 
section  of  the  clause  on  ethnic  and  gen- 
der rights  while  being  included  in  the 
section  on  language  rights. 

Francois  Rocher 

Rochersaid  the  rights  of  the  provinces 
were  restrained  by  the  deal. 

"It  must  be  remarked  that  there  is 
essentially  a  return  to  the  BNA  Act  of 
PROFS  cont'd  on  page  12  


Septembers,  1992  •  The  Charlatan  •  11 


Episkopon  affair 


Controversial,  secretive  society  returns 


by  Naomi  Klein 

The  Varsity,  Univorsily  of  Toronto 

TORONTO  (CUP)  —  A  secre- 
tive 134-year-oldstudentsociety 
at  University  of  Toronto's  Trin- 
ity College  is  back  in  business 
after  an  eleven-month  suspen- 
sion for  alleged  human  rights 
violations,  despite  calls  for  an 
inquiry  into  its  activities. 

This  week,  Episkopon  will  hold 
its  first  official  "reading"  since 
controversy  led  Trinity  College 
to  suspend  the  group  last  Octo- 
ber. But  the  lifted  suspension 
could  land  U  of  T  in  court. 

Episkopon  was  suspended  by 
the  Trinity  College  provost  after 
the  group  was  accused  of  har- 
assing members  of  the  college 
on  the  basis  of  their  gender,  race 
and  sexual  orientation. 

Episkopon  is  a  secret  and  ex- 
clusive society  which  functions 
similar  to  a  fraternity  and  is 
funded  by  the  Trinity  student 
council.  There  is  a  men's  and  a 
women's  chapter  of  Episkopon, 
which  hold  sex-segregated  activities. 

Although  all  students  at  Trinity  Col- 
lege are  automatic  members  of 
Episkopon,  it  is  the  scribe  (the  head  of  the 
group)  and  the  editors  (the  group's  other 
officials)  whoorganize  Episkopon's  "read- 
ings" three  times  a  year.  At  readings,  the 
scribe  reads  gossip  about  fellow  students 
to  the  rest  of  the  college. 

"This  group  has  absolutely  no  right  to 
exist  on  this  campus,"  said  Farhan 
Memon,  a  fourth-year  Trinity  student 
and  member  of  Students  Against 
Episkopon. 

In  alerter  dated  Sept.  3,  Ronald  Manes, 
Students  Against  Episkopon's  lawyer,  told 
U  of  T  President  Rob  Prichard  and  Gov- 
erning Council  Chair  Robert  McGavin 
that  Students  Against  Episkopon  will  go 
to  court  if  the  university  fails  in  "elimi- 
nating the  relationship  between 
Episkopon  and  Trinity  College." 

Last  month,  Ontario's  Minister  Re- 
sponsible for  the  Status  of  Women  Marion 
Boyd  and  the  federal  NDP  Status  of 
Women  Critic  Dawn  Black  called  on  the 
Ontario  Minister  of  Colleges  and  Univer- 
sities Richard  Allen  to  launch  an  inquiry 
into  Episkopon. 

"After  reviewing  some  of  the  material 
on  this  student  group,  I  am  appalled. 
They  engage  in  behaviour  that  encour- 
ages violence  against  women  and  their 
members  harass  students  and  staff  at 
Trinity  College  through  blatant  sexist, 
racist  and  homophobic  remarks  and 
actions,"  wrote  Black  in  a  letter  to  Allen 
dated  Aug.  20. 

After  the  group's  suspension,  the  col- 
lege struck  a  task  force  which  substanti- 
ated the  allegations  of  harassment. 

The  task  force's  report  included  rec- 
ommendations designed  to  allow  the 


group's  134-year-old  tradition  to  con- 
tinue, but  prevent  future  harassment. 

But  Episkopon  rejected  some  of  the 
key  recommendations,  including  one 
which  called  for  the  scribe  and  editors  to 
be  elected  by  the  Trinity  student  body. 

Currently,  Episkopon's  outgoing  scribe 
appoints  the  next  scribe  and  the  editors. 
Memon  said  Trinity  should  have  contin- 
ued its  suspension  of  Episkopon. 

"They  were  found  guilty.  The  task 
force  recommended  a  compromise.  It 
became  the  duty  of  the  college  to  imple- 
ment that  compromise,"  said  Memon. 
"It  was  in  (a)  certain  framework  thatthe 
abuses  occurred.  You  have  to  change  the 
framework  to  prevent  further  abuses." 

But  Trinity  Dean  of  Men  Bruce  Bowden 
said  the  group  deserved  to  have  their 
suspension  lifted  provisionally  because 
they  did  implement  some  substantial 
reforms  including: 

•  drafting  a  constitution 

•  allowing  students  to  opt-out  of  their 
Episkopon  membership  and  receive  a  fee 
refund 

•  allowing  for  the  student  council  to 
remove  the  scribe,  if  the  scribe  commits 
a  serious  offence  (although  he/she  re- 
tains the  right  to  appoint  a  successor). 

Bowden  said  the  college  will  decide  by 
Oct.  15  whether  the  reforms  are  ad- 
equate for  the  long-term. 

David  Neelands,  a  U  of  T  assistant 
vice-president,  said  the  changes  thus  far 
are  still  inadequate.  He  said  the  task 
force'srecommendations  for  an  account- 
able and  democratic  Episkopon  should 
be  enforced. 

"We  are  talking  about  a  thorough 
break  from  these  discredited  past  tradi- 
tions, said  Neelands. 

But  Andrew  Comrie-Picard,  the  new 


Recent  Episkopon  History 

•  1985:  A  student,  whose  sexual 
orientation  was  attacked  in  a  read- 
ing, attempted  suicide  by  overdos- 
ing on  medication. 

•  1989:  During  an  Episkopon 
orientation  event,  first-year  men 
were  told  to  describe  how  they  would 
date  rape  the  Trinity  women  they 
had  met  that  week.  They  were  then 
forced  to  kiss  and  suck  a  dildo  that 
was  covered  with  shaving  cream 
and  lodged  in  the  mouth  of  a  skull 
while  Episkopon  members  shouted 
"fag"  and  "deep  throat  it." 

•  1989:  During  an  Episkopon 
reading,  a  joke  was  made  about  the 
former  president  of  Pakistan,  Zia  ul- 
Haq,  referring  to  him  as  a  "dead 
Paki  president." 

•  1990:  A  verse  in  an  Episkopon 
reading  aimed  at  a  male  student 
read:  "Ha,  ha,  have  you  any  luck? 
No  sir,  no  sir,  she  won't  fuck.  I've 
tried  dildos,  I've  tried  toys,  maybe 
next  time  I'll  try  little  boys." 

•1990:  An  Episkopon  editor 
physically  assaulted  a  student  who 
was  caught  circulating  an  advance 
copy  of  a  reading.  He  was  treated  in 
hospital  for  bruised  ribs. 

»  1991:  During  an  Episkopon- 
related  orientation  skit,  a  woman  of 
Sri  Lankan  descent  crawled  out  in 
frontof  her  assembled  peers,  dressed 
in  rags,  covered  in  dirt  and  wearing 
a  sign  which  read  "token  ethnic." 

•  1991:  A  male  Trinity  student 
entered  an  Episkopon  reading  with 
his  college  gown  doused  in  gaso- 
line. He  threatened  to  light  his  gown 
on  fire,  if  his  name  was  mentioned. 

1  1991:  A  scene  in  an  Episkopon 
reading  described  a  female  college 
administrator  being  sexually  as- 
saulted and  murdered. 

•  1991:  A  bucket  of  human  feces 
and  urine  was  dumped  in  the  room 
of  Farhan  Memon,  Episkopon's  most 
vocal  critic. 


scribe  of  Episkopon,  told  a  meeting  of  the 
Trinity  College  Council  that  Episkopon 
was  unwilling  to  implement  the  recom- 
mendation that  scribes  be  elected  be- 
cause it  went  against  the  nature  of  the 
organization  and  its  need  for  "continu- 
ity." 

According  to  Boyd,  the  time  for  re- 
forms has  passed.  She  says  the  nature  of 
the  organization  is  what  is  at  issue. 

"Although  Trinity  College's  task  force 
recommended  that  the  'tradition'  of 
Episkopon  be  maintained  pending  cer- 
tain structural  changes,  I  would  encour- 
age a  policy  of  zero  tolerance,"  wrote 
Boyd  in  a  letter  to  Allen  on  Aug.  19.  □ 


PROFS  cont'd  from  page  1 1 
1867,  without  respecting  the  spirit  of  the 
same  document,"  he  said  during  his 
panel  presentation. 

Rocher  said  the  accord  was  flawed 
because  the  federal  government  can  in- 
vade provincial  jurisdictions  with  the 
provinces  unable  to  force  them  out. 

If  there  was  a  jurisdictional  conflict, 
the  federal  government  would  leave  at 
the  request  of  a  province  —  only  after  a 
negotiated  withdrawal.  But  this  with- 
drawal agreement  would  only  be  pro- 
tected from  unilateral  changes  for  a  pe- 
riod of  five  years. 

He  said  this  agreement  conflicts  with 
the  two  long-standing  visions  of  Canada. 
"The  vision  proposed  by  the  federal  gov- 


ernment is  inspired  by  the  American 
tradition,"  he  said.  "Traditionally 
Canada  has  been  either  seen  as  a  nation 
of  two  founding  peoples  or  as  a  commu- 
nity of  communities." 

Rhada  Ihappan 

Ihappan  said  the  constitutional  fa- 
tigue of  Canadians  was  being  used 
against  them  by  the  Yes  campaign.  Ac- 
cording to  her,  Canadians  are  being 
extorted  to  just  vote  Yes  in  a  campaign 
similar  to  Nancy  Reagan's  "Just  Say  No" 
anti-drug  crusade. 

Ihappan  said  she  will  most  likely  hold 
her  nose  and  vote  Yes  just  to  get  it  over 
with  and  predicted  many  Canadians 
will  do  the  same  thing. 


During  the  question  and  answer  ses- 
sion professors  even  came  under  fire 
from  some  audience  members  for  being 
too  critical  of  the  deal. 

Professor  Glen  Williams  rose  in  de- 
fence of  the  panellists  saying  the  Yes 
forces  are  using  totalitarian-like  tactics 
and  saying  there  was  a  great  need  for  a 
debate. 

Later,  during  a  phone  interview, 
William  said  the  attitude  of  the  audience 
reflected  the  nature  of  the  constitutional 
debate  in  Canada. 

"We  are  being  presented  with  only 
one  point  of  view,  nospace  is  being  made 
for  opposition  to  gather,"  he  said.  □ 


Gay  guide  in  the 
works 

TORONTO  (CUP)  —  The  first- 
ever  lesbian  and  gay  guide  to 
Candian  colleges  and  universities 
is  in  the  works  at  a  Toronto-based 
publishing  company. 

The  guide  —  which  will  be  avail- 
able next  fall  —  covers  a  variety  of 
subjects,  including  lesbian  and  gay 
coming-out  groups,  sexual  harass- 
ment codes  and  same-sex  spousal 
benefits.  It  will  also  include  listings 
of  gay  and  lesbian  service  groups. 

The  guide  is  aimed  mainly  at 
helping  new  students  adjust  to  life 
at  college  or  university. 

"Frosh  week  is  a  time  when  peo- 
ple can  get  together  and  meet  their 
peers  and  form  friendships,  but  for 
lesbians  and  gay  men  it  is  more 
difficult  to  meet  others,"  said  Lori 
Reinsilber,  a  fourth-year  women's 
studies  student  at  York  University  in 
Toronto. 

There  is  no  sense  of  commu- 
nity, no  reflection  of  ourselves  and 
no  validation  because  events  and 
programs  are  exclusive  to 
heterosexuals,"  she  added. 

The  project  is  being  funded  by 
the  Ontario  and  Canadian  federa- 
tions of  students,  the  Ontario  gov- 
ernment and  York's  student  federa- 
tion. 

Copies  of  the  guide  will  be  sold  at 
campus,  lesbian  and  gay,  and  wom- 
en's bookstores.  It  will  also  be  made 
available  as  a  special  outreach  pro- 
gram to  high  schools,  university 
libraries  and  admissions  offices. 

Marriott,  employees 
caught  in  food  fight 

MONTREAL  (CUP)  -  The  new 
food  service  contractor  for  the  McGi  11 
students'  council  has  drawn  fire  for 
the  treatment  of  its  employees. 
Marriott  Foods,  which  replaced 
Scotf  s  Foods  (McGill's  last  food  con- 
tractor) lastyear,  is  accusedofbreak- 
ing  its  word  on  a  commitment  it 
gave  to  re-hire  old  Scott's  employ- 
ees at  the  same  wages. 

Students'  council  president  Jason 
Prince  said  that  Marriott  verbally 
agreed  to  rehire  employees  at  their 
old  salaries. 

But  one  employee  of  Marriott, 
who  asked  for  anonymity,  claimed 
that  Marriott  pays  her  20  per  cent 
less  than  Scoffs  used  to.  She  also 
saidmany  of  herbenefits  have  been 
cut. 

The  employee  added  that  be- 
tween 10  to  15  former  Scoffs  em- 
ployees have  not  been  brought  back. 
Instead,  new  people  have  been  hired 
at  much  lower  wages. 

When  questioned,  McGill  food 
service  director  Sabina  Pampena 
would  only  say  that  "something 
was  agreed  upon."  She  also  said 
that  Marriott  got  a  list  of  employees 
from  Scott's  and  that  Mariott  inter- 
viewed the  employees  on  the  list.  "I 
think  most  of  the  people  have  been 
hired  back,"  said  Pampena. 


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Bridging  the  gap  between  art  and  science 


by  Thom  Barker 

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As  we  have  become  more  and  more 
painfully  aware  of  the  current  environ- 
mental degradation  of  the  planet,  it  has 
become  fashionable  to  point  the  finger 
of  blame  at  scientists.  Despite  all  the  best 
efforts  of  people  like  David  Suzuki  to 
educate  people,  science  has  gotten  a 
tamished  image. 

It  is  not  so  surprising  that  scientists 
should  fall  into  disfavor.  Following  World 
War  II,  it  was  thought  that  science  and 
technology  could  save  all  the  ills  of  the 
world.  Technological  advancement 
moved  ahead  at  breakneck  speed,  with 
little  consideration  of  the  possible  draw- 
backs. Our  scientific  and  technological 
"progress"  over  the  last  four  decades  is 
responsible  for  our  high  standard  of  liv- 
ing and,  granted,  the  resulting  prob- 
lems. So  why  blame  scientists? 

Scapegoating  is  nothing  new.  When 
things  go  wrong,  blame  must  be  estab- 
lished. People  have  always  had  a  natu- 
ral fear  of  things  they  don't  understand. 
Those  who  attempt  to,  and  sometimes 
succeed  at,  explaining  the  mysteries  of 
the  world  have  often  been  maligned  by 
those  who  seek  to  maintain  the  estab- 
lished order.  In  the  17th  century,  Gali- 
leo, now  widely  regarded  as  the  founder 
of  modern  experimental  science,  was 
victimised  by  the  church  for  upholding 
the  then  controversial  Copemican  theory 
that  the  Earth  revolves  around  the  sun. 

Scientists  are  an  easy  target.  We  are  a 
relatively  small  and  traditionally  not 
very  vocal  group.  Irresponsible  science 
makes  good  copy  for  the  news  media  and 
scientists  make  great  villains  in  the  en- 
tertainment media. 

The  popular  images  are  all  too  famil- 
iar. There  is  the  brilliant,  eccentric, 
largely  misunderstood  and  abused  sci- 
entist whose  brain  slowly  turns  malig- 
nant until  he  snaps,  unleashing  hispent- 
up  frustration  in  a  deluge  of  death  and 
destruction  on  the  unsuspecting  world. 
Then  there  is  the  dedicated,  well- 
intentioned  benefactor,  driven  only  by 
the  desire  to  fulfil  the  needs  of  a  grateful 
society,  whose  experiments  somehow  go 
wrong  and  wreak  havoc  on  those  he 
would  help.  Or  how  about  this  one?  The 
meek,  head-in-the-clouds,  incredibly 
naive  genius  ruthlessly  manipulated  by 
some  evil  character  with  a  hidden 
agenda. 

These  images  result  from  a  lack  of 
communication.  The  public  generally 
views  scientists  as  rather  dull,  dispas- 
sionate data  collectors  with  little  regard 
for  the  eventual  exploitation  of  their 
research.  Scientists,  on  the  other  hand, 
have  a  dangerous  tendency  to  think  of 
themselves asinnocent players  in  agame 
over  which  they  have  very  little  control. 
Since  neither  the  public  or  scientists  are 
willing  to  take  ownership  of  the  sciences, 
short-sighted  governments  are  able  to 
act  with  impunity,  slashing  funding  for 
necessary  research. 

What  is  the  origin  of  this  communica- 
tions gap  between  the  public  and  scien- 
tists? Part  of  it  stems  from  the  puzzling 
fact  that  we  fail  to  recognise  the  startling 
similarity  between  art  and  science.  Crea- 
tivity takes  on  many  faces.  Music  and 
biology  are  very  unique  fields,  yet  the 
goal  of  both  biologist  and  musician  is  to 
creatively  reflect  and  understand  the 
world.  Leonardo  da  Vinci  is  best  recog- 
nised as  one  of  the  greatest  visual  artists 
of  all  time.  In  his  day,  he  was  also  one  of 
the  most  forward-thinking  scientists. 

Nevertheless,  the  polarization  be- 
tween the  arts  and  science  starts  early  in 


our  lives.  In  grade  school  we  begin  the 
process  of  establishing  ourselves  in  a 
comfortable  niche.  Physiological  and 
psychological  explanations  of  what  in- 
clines one  person  tomathandanotherto 
writing  are  tenuous,  but  few  doubt  that 
these  "natural"  inclinations  exist. 

By  the  time  we  enter  high  school  our 
tendencies  are  reasonably  well  devel- 
oped and  we  are  expected  to  start  work- 
ing towards  that  all-important  career 
decision .  We  do  have  choices  about  what 
we  can  do,  despite  the  fact  that  there  is  a 
great  deal  of  pressure  in  high  school  to  fit 
into  one  group  or  the  other  —  a  "science- 
type"  or  an  "arts-type." 

I  didn't  really  know  any  "science- 
types"  in  high  school.  After  all,  these 
people  were  generally  physically  and 
socially  awkward,  having  spent  their 
formative  years  in  the  pursuit  of  equa- 
tions and  formulas  rather  than  the  more 
aestheticandsocial  endeavors  of  us  "arts- 
types."  "Science-types"  were  labelled 
"geeks"  and  other  things  with  not-so- 


nice  connotations. 

It  wasn't  until  I  came  to  university  as 
a  B.Sc.  student  that  I  found  out  what 
science  students  thought  about  "arts- 
types." 

Q:  How  may  Arts  students  does  it  take  to 
screw  in  a  light  bulb?  A:  Only  one,  but  they 
get a  full  credit  for  it.  Sound  familiar?  How 
about  this?  "Arts  Suck!"  —  the  battle  ay 
of  orientation  week  Engineering  students. 
All  in  good  fun,  right?  Well,  probably 
yes,  but  it  simply  underscores  the  fact 
that  by  the  time  we  reach  university  the 
lines  are  drawn;  we  have  learned  to 
speak  different  languages.  Little  attempt 
is  made  by  mostpeople  to  bridge  the  gap. 
In  this  respect,  science  students  are 
slightly  better  off  since  we're  required  to 
take  two  arts  and  social  science  credits. 
Still,  it  is  astounding  how  many  are  still 
unable  to  write  a  coherent  sentence  after 
four  years  of  university. 

On  the  other  hand,  in  my  first-year 
geography  class,  while  I  was  deriving  the 
growth  and  decay  formula,  most  people 


were  unable  to  plug  numbers  into  it  and 
come  up  with  an  answer  within  several 
orders  of  magnitude.  How  are  these  arts 
students,  the  future  administrators  of 
scientific  research,  supposed  to  cope  with 
the  application  of  new  technologies  with- 
out a  rudimentary  understanding  of 
math,  physics  and  chemistry?  Sadly, 
probably  in  much  the  same  way  as  yes- 
terday and  today's  politicians  and  busi- 
ness leaders  have. 

Sowhy  don't  scientists  administertheir 
own  programs?  In  the  first  place,  most 
don't  want  the  job  and,  secondly,  they 
don't  know  how.  Perhaps  our  education 
system  needs  some  serious  examination. 
Is  the  degree  of  specialization  we  un- 
dergo at  the  undergraduate,  and  indeed, 
high  school  level  really  necessary  ?  Would 
people  stop  going  to  school,  if  they  had 
to  balance  their  course  selections?  Would 
we  sacrifice  the  quality  of  our  graduate 
by  producing  people  with  a  more  well- 
rounded  educational  background?  I 
think  not.  Science  graduates  would  be 
more  sensitive  to  the  social  implications 
of  their  research  and  better  communica- 
tors. Arts  graduates  would  better  under- 
stand the  potential  benefits  and  pitfalls 
of  the  technology  we  use.  Call  me  a  crazy 
idealist,  but  perhaps  we  could  actually 
work  together  instead  of  at  crossed  pur- 
poses. 

Some  forward-thinking  schools 
(Carleton,  for  example)  are  starting  to 
move  in  that  direction  with  programs 
like  the  combined  honors  in  Science  and 
Journalism,  and  the  Integrated  Science, 
and  Society,  Technology  and  Environ- 
ment programs. 

Science  does  not  exist  in  a  vacuum. 
Our  responsibility  does  not  end  with 
producing  and  interpreting  data.  All  too 
often  science  has  catered  to  the  advance- 
ment of  political  and  military  agendas. 
There  is  a  current  trend  towards  popular- 
izing science,  but  repairing  our  dam- 
aged image  is  not  enough.  Scientists 
must  become  more  active  in  controlling 
the  application  of  our  discoveries.  We 
must  educate  and  be  educated  about  the 
implications  of  our  research.  □ 


Worms  help  composting  at  U  of  O  res 


The  Fulcrum,  University  of  Ottawa 

OTTAWA  (CUP)  —  Worms  will  be 
crawling  around  kitchens  at  the  Univer- 
sity of  Ottawa  again  this  fall,  if  campus 
environmentalists  have  their  way. 

Sarah  Caspi  and  Alette  Williams  are 
trying  to  get  students  living  in  one  of  the 
university's  residences  to  take  up  vermi- 
composting  —  composting  with  worms. 

Vermi -com posting  is  done  indoors, 
by  dumping  kitchen  waste  into  a  dirt- 
filled,  covered  box  of  worms.  The  worms 
digest  the  waste  and  turn  it  intocompost, 
which  can  be  used  as  fertilizer. 

Caspi  and  Williams  are  working  with 
the  Ontario  Public  Interest  Research 
Group  at  the  university  to  set  up  the 
residence  program  in  Brooks  Residence. 
They  chose  the  residence  because  it  is  an 
apartment  complex  with  individual 
kitchens. 

But  Pierre  Laroche,  one  of  the  univer- 
sity's housing  officials,  said  participa- 
tion in  the  worm -com posting  program 
was  lukewarm  last  year. 

"Vermi -compos ting  requires  lots  of 
dedication  and  daily  attention.  I'm  not 
completely  convinced  (that  it  will  suc- 
ceed)," said  Laroche. 

A  previous  attempt  to  start  blue  box 


recycling  in  the  residence  failed  because 
of  lack  of  interest. 

Laroche  said  there  were  a  few  people 
vermi-composting  last  year,  but  "they 
all  failed." 

He  said  the  composting  boxes  became 
"unhealthy"  and  attracted  bugs.  The 
apartments  had  to  be  fumigated. 

Caspi  said  the  worm  boxes  can  be- 
come unhealthy,  but  thaf  s  because  peo- 
ple don't  always  know  how  to  use  them 
properly. 

If  the  box  becomes  too  acidic  or  too 
wet,  the  worms  can't  breathe  and  try  to 
escape,  she  said. 

"The  worms  can't  actually  get  out  of 
the  bin,  but  crawl  up  the  sides,"  she  said. 

She  says  if  tended  properly,  the  worms 
will  be  okay. 

"The  worms  do  not  escape  —  they  are 
happy,  they  are  being  fed.  It's  like  a  pet," 
she  said. 

The  rules  to  successful  vermi- 
composting  according  to  Caspi  are:  no 
meat,  oil,  bones  or  milk  products,  and 
"the  mouldier,  the  greener,  the  better." 

The  Recycling  Council  of  Canada  says 
that  lawn  and  kitchen  waste  makes  up  to 
37  per  cent  of  curbside  garbage.  Caspi 
and  Williams  found  that  vermi- 


composting  cut  weekly  garbage  outputs 
by  1  to  1.5  litres.  □ 


The  goal  of  this  section  of  the 
next  year  will  be  not  only  to  inform 
about  the  many  exciting  events  in 
the  world  of  science,  but  to  explore 
the  many  social,  political,  environ- 
mental and  moral  issues  facing  sci- 
ence today.  We  will  also  be  running 
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have  any  questions  about  how 
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ence editor. 

In  upcoming  issues  we  intend  to 
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means  to  an  end  vs.  science  for  the 
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-Greta  Hofman  Nemiroff 
This  Week  at  Carleton 
a.k.a.admin's  propaganda  rag 
July  2,  1992 

Of  all  the  subtle  forms  of  thought  control, 
This  Week  at  Carleton  really  takes  the  cake 
with  this  one. 

Are  you  a  student  today,  Greta? 

If  you  are,  you've  probably  had  to  sit  on  the  floor 
and  take  notes  on  your  knees  because  of  an  over- 
crowded classroom.  Maybe  the  squawk  of  feedback 
from  a  lecturer's  mike  has  ruptured  your  eardrums. 
Or  you  can't  catch  what  the  prof  is  saying  because 
you're  either  asleep  or  you  can't  read  lips. 

Obviously,  you're  not  a  student,  Greta,  because  big 
class  does  not  equal  positive  experience.  Unlessyou're 
Pollyanna.  So 'don't  tell  me  not  to  get  negative. 

Every  time  I  wander  into  a  class  with  300  of  my 
closest  classmates,  a  bitter  batch  of  bile  wells  up  in  the 
pit  of  my  stomach. 

I  hate  forking  over  $492.20  to  sit  in  an  auditorium 
and  get  a  couple  of  papers  marked  by  someone  who 
is  not  my  prof.  This  type  of  mega-lecture  education  is 
the  pits.  It's  not  fair  to  the  students  or  the  teachers. 
Nothing  will  make  it  positive. 

Unless  reality  does  change.  But  there  you've  hit  it 
bang  on.  It  doesn't  seem  to  matter  what  students  do. 
We  have  four  years  or  so  to  scream  ourselves  silly  at 
protests,  write  letters  venting  our  spleens  or  dream  up 
plots  to  bring  down  the  system. 

But  the  student  of  the  '90s  is  no  dodo.  We  know  the 
system  is  sooutofhand  it  seems  like  ifs  a  waste  of  time 
to  run  up  against  it.  Especially  when  some  of  us  have 
to  worry  about  jobs  to  pay  for  our  big  classes. 

Many  students  don't  attend  large  classes  because 
they're  a  waste  of  time.  This  is  a  no-no,  according  to 
Greta. 

"It  is  easy  to  feel  left  behind  in  a  large  class.  That 
is  why  attendance  is  so  important.  Attendance  means 
more  than  occupying  a  seat,  however,"  she  writes. 

That's  if  you  have  a  seat.  It's  no  wonder  people  feel 
left  behind,  when  many  professors  don't  have  the 
time  or  energy  to  provide  for  discussions  or  to  answer 
questions  in  a  lecture  hall. 

I  realize  many  professors  do  the  best  they  can  with 
their  large  classes  and  heavy  workload.  I  applaud 
their  efforts.  I  am  also  aware  that  there  is  little  money 
to  spread  around  campus. 

But  Carleton  recently  received  a  $1.47  million 
grantfrom  the  Ontariogovemment.  Of  this,  $600,000 
will  be  spent  to  expand  the  instructional  television 
system,  which  will  make  classes  even  more  imper- 
sonal. While  itv  provides  people  who  can't  get  to 
campus  with  an  education,  televised  lectures  should 
not  be  made  the  reality  of  our  future. 

The  university  will  also  fork  out  $170,000  for  a 
faculty  and  staff  retraining  centre,  $150,000  to  im- 
prove administration  information  systems  and 
$42,000  for  various  staff  training  initiatives.  It  ap- 
pears here  that  training  staff  is  of  more  immediate 
importance  than  training  students.  Roll  on,  admin- 
istration machine,  roll  on. 

I  can  grin  and  bear  large  classes,  even  if  the  bile  in 
my  stomach  gives  me  an  ulcer.  But  I  won't  accept 
them  happily. 

A  lot  of  reality  isn't  positive  —  racism,  wars,  George 
Bush,  sexism,  poverty,  AIDS,  nuclear  power, 
homophobia,  ozone  depletion  and  so  the  list  goes  on. 
That  doesn't  mean  we  have  to  be  positive  and  accept 
them  as  a  part  of  reality  we  can't  change. 

Get  with  the  program,  Greta.  If  admin  is  spending 
5150,000  on  improving  the  efficiency  of  university 
information  systems,  maybe  they  should  start  with 
This  Week  at  Carleton.  MG 


brought  fo  youl>y>o 


OPINION 


Fear  and  loathing  in  the  can 


by  All  Biggs 

Ali  Biggs  is  Ihe  co-ordinalor  ol  Carleton's  Gay,  Lesbian  and  Bisexual  Centre. 

Last  week  an  anonymous  message  was  left  on  the 
answering  machine  of  the  Gay  Lesbian  and  Bisexual 
Centre.  The  caller  was  reporting  some  homophobic 
graffiti  which  he  saw  in  a  men's  washroom  in  the 
Unicentre  building. 

The  graffiti  said,  "The  first  meeting  of  the  gay  and 
lesbian  rights  club  will  be  on  champlain  bridge"  (sic). 

Two  years  ago  a  man  was  beaten  and  thrown  off  the 
Champlain  Bridge.  As  he  plunged  to  his  death,  his 
assailants  yelled  "Nice  shoes,  faggot." 

A  volunteer  at  the  GLB  Centre  recently  complained 
about  other  homophobic  graffiti  in  the  same  bath- 
room. So,  I  decided  to  go  and  have  a  look  for  myself. 

As  a  woman,  my  presence  in  the  men's  can  seemed 
to  alert  everyone.  I  apologized  profusely  and  made  my 
way  to  the  stalls.  I  was  simply  doing  my  job. 

What  I  saw  there  sickened  me.  It  was  much  worse 
than  I  had  expected.  Every  single  stall  has  "Kill  fags" 
scratched  into  the  paint. 

I  thought  that  I  would  be  in  the  can  for  two  minutes, 
just  enough  time  to  scribble  down  the  graffiti  and  boot 
it  out  of  there.  It  took  me  half  an  hour. 

The  graffiti  has  two  main  themes:  murder  and  beat 
gay  men  and,  murder  and  beat  people  of  color.  Some- 
times the  two  are  juxtaposed,  for  example:  "Orientals 
have  bigger  dicks  so 
they  can  bum  fuck 
each  other  raw." 

AIDS  seems  to  be 
another  popular 
topic  for  the  can 
vandals  on  the  first 
floor.  "AIDS  rules 
only  for  fags  like 
you  that  love  com 
holing." 

Another  mes- 
sage is  the  simplis- 
tic international 
sign  for  "no"  over 
the  word  "fags." 

As  I  wrote  down 
these  words  of  vio- 
lence and  hatred,  I 
thought  of  the  men 
who  use  the  GLB 
Centre  —  volun- 
teers who  use  this  D  his 
washroom  —  who  J 


have  to  read  "fuck  all  you  faggots"  every  time  they  pee. 
1  thoughtof  the  nervous  men  who  come  into  the  centre, 
petrified  that  somebody  would  see  them.  Volunteers 
who  won't  give  me  their  phone  number  or  sit  at 
outreach  tables  or  put  up  a  poster  because  they  are 
terrified  of  being  seen  and  possibly  being  beaten  up. 

I  thought  of  all  of  those  people  and  suddenly  it  made 
sense  to  me. 

It's  not  like  I  was  unaware  that  we  live  in  a 
homophobic  environment.  I  know  from  first-hand 
experience  that  violence  against  gays  and  lesbians  is 
prevalent,  even  sanctioned  in  our  society. 

But  somehow  reading  this  graffiti  carved  into  the 
bathroom  walls  affected  me  more.  To  me,  this  vandal- 
ism, these  scars  on  the  washroom  stalls  are  like  the 
scars  that  homophobia  leaves  burned  into  the  minds  of 
its  most  targeted  victims,  gay  men  and  lesbians. 

I  have  been  told  that  the  graffiti  has  been  there  for 
a  long  time.  Some  of  it  has  been  there  for  over  a  year. 
I  have  to  ask  why.  Why  hasn't  Buildings  and  Grounds 
gone  in  there  and  painted  over  the  walls?  What  hap- 
pened to  the  rule  that  security  would  paint  over  graffiti 
like  this  24  hours  after  a  complaint?  Is  it  because 
nobody  has  complained?  Then  why  hasn't  anybody 
complained? 

What  is  wrong  with  the  Carleton  community  that 
we  simply  ignore  blatant  displays  of  racism  and 
homophobia? 

In  light  of  the 
fact  that  Carle- 
ton's  administra- 
tion denied  that 
campus  homo- 
phobia is  their  re- 
sponsibility in  a  re- 
cent Ontario  Hu- 
man Rights  Com- 
mission case,  the 
last  example  of 
graffiti  that  I  was 
able  to  copy  down 
made  me  abso- 
lutely nauseous: 
"Help  fags  give 
better  blow  jobs  — 
>  kicktheirteethin." 
5  Deny  that.  (Stall 
2  five,  Men's  Wash- 
»  room,  1st  Floor, 
"  Unicentre  Build- 
ing). □ 


September  17,  1992  The  Charlatan 


A  o  hell  with  school.  Everything  1  need  to  know  I  learned  in  Spain  this  summer. 
The  first  realization  that  my  five  week  excursion  to  Spain  had  tremendous  potential  hit  me  in 
Montreal's  Dorval  airport.  It  came  in  the  form  of  an  androgynous,  post-apocalyptic,  alternative 
Apollo.  Joey  Ramone. 

The  frontman  for  the  grandfathers  of  the  New  York  punk  scene,  The  Ramones,  was  on  the  same 
flight  to  New  York  as  me.  I  couldn't  summon  up  the  courage  to  go  chat  with  him  —  he  looked 
properly  sedated  —  so  I  just  reclined  my  seat  back  and  contemplated  whether  the  remainder  of  my 
trip  could  possibly  live  up  to  this  extremely  cool  brush  with  fame.  I  think  it  did. 


Lesson  #1:  Never  assume  anything. 


After  a  hellish  bus  ride  from  the  coastal  city  of 
Malaga,  we  finally  arrived  at  our  hotel  in  Gra- 
nada, a  city  in  the  south  of  Spain.  We  were  in  the 
city  at  the  same  time  that  it  was  celebrating  its 
Corpus  Christi  fiesta  —  the  biggest  bash  of  the 
year. 

The  streets  were  filled  with  people  in  tradi- 
tional costumes.  Everybody  was  dancing  the 
passionate  flamenco  or  sevillana  dances.  The 
sublime  red  wine  was  flowing  (almost)  freely  and 
smiles  were  everywhere. 

As  a  Canadian,  it  was  rather  overwhelming  to 
see  such  blatant  cultural  pride.  To  be  honest,  it 
was  also  kind  of  unsettling. 

In  addition  to  street  parties,  there  was  an 
enormous  fair  going  on  as  part  of  the  fiesta. 
Things  got  going  about  3  a.m.  Half  of  the  fair 
consisted  of  private  parties  with  all  the  music, 
dancing,  wine  and  food  that  you  would  expect. 
The  other  half  of  the  fair  was  a  carnival  much 
like  our  own  exhibitions. 

With  adrenaline  coursing  through  our  veins, 
and  not  having  been  invited  to  any  of  the  private 
parties,  we  rushed  to  the  first  ticket  booth  we  saw 
and  bought  a  bunch  of  ride  tickets,  ASSUMING 
things  worked  the  same  way  as  back  home.  We 
ran  to  the  most  nauseating  looking  ride  we  could 
find,  climbed  aboard  and  strapped  ourselves  in. 
The  operator  took  a  look  at  our  tickets,  and  told 
us  what  I  gathered  to  be  the  Spanish  equivalent 
of  "fuck  off." 

My  friend,  who  spoke  considerable  Spanish, 
led  us  back  to  the  ticket  booth.  After  much  v 
gesturing  and  conversing  in  excited  raised  tones 
with  the  ticket  vendor,  she  explained  that  the 
booths  only  sell  tickets  for  individual  rides.  We 
had  bought  six  round-trip  first-class  tickets  on  the 
lamest  kiddy  ride  in  the  park. 

It  was  a  caterpillar  that  rode  around  an  oval 
track  at  the  speed  of  about  a  metre  every  three 


seconds.  I  couldn't  even  have  fit  my  foot  into  one  of 
the  cars,  but  they  wouldn't  give  us  a  refund.  After 
much  distraught  deliberation,  we  decided  to  try  to 
sell  the  bloody  tickets. 

"Here  I  am  in  Spain,  at  three  in  the  morning, 
scalping  tickets  for  a  kiddy  ride  in  a  language  I 
barely  understand,"  I  thought.  "Oooh  yeah,  this  is 
definitely  living." 

Thanks  to  my  friend's  knowledge  of  the  language, 
and  despite  the  unsure  looks  of  weary  parents,  we 
managed  to  sell  all  the  tickets  in  about  45  minutes 
and  even  turned  a  profit. 


Lesson  #2:  Nothing  is  as  it  appears. 


We  may  barely  be  able  to  keep  our  country 
together,  but,  if  it's  any  consolation,  Canada  rules  at 
Expo. 

Sevilla's  1992  Expo  is  billed  as  the  largest  World's 
Fair  in  history.  It  began  in  May  and  ends  in  October. 
And  yes,  what  you've  heard  is  true:  Canada's  pavil- 
ion is  the  most  popular  of  all.  Thousands  of  people 
line  up  every  day  in  the  45  C  heat  for  up  to  five 
hours  to  get  in. 

Friends  who  had  visited  Expo  a  week  prior  to  my 
arrival  tell  the  tale  of  a  near  riot  when  the  pavilion 
had  to  be  closed  due  to  technical  problems.  The  ever- 
present  and  armed  Spanish  Civil  Guard  was  called 
in  to  calm  the  disturbance. 

The  pavilion,  which  cost  514  million  to  build  and 
has  an  operating  budget  of  $57  million,  will  be 
donated  to  the  city  of  Sevilla  when  Expo  ends. 

Inside,  the  weary  sweat-drenched  visitors  are 
treated  to  a  hilarious  pre-show  video  that  uses 
animation,  IMAX  footage,  and  snippets  of  such 
Canadian  symbols  as  Hockey  Night  in  Canada  to 
give  a  brief  overview  of  the  country.  The  main 
attraction  of  the  pavilion  is  the  20-minute  IMAX 
feature  "Momentum." 

The  movie,  now  playing  at  the  Museum  of 
Civilization,  does  give  a  decent  representation  of  the 
country  for  the  uninitiated,  although  I  thought  it 

reflected  a 


surprise  —  a  simulated  snowmobile  ride  and  a 
simulated  video  snowball  fight. 


July  1:  Canada  Day  at  Expo. 


Walking  through  the  streets  of  innovative, 
futuristic  buildings,  I  noticed  that  almost  everybody 
had  something  with  a  maple  leaf  on  it.  Balloons  tied 
to  strollers,  flags  sticking  out  of  back  pockets  and 
fans  frantically  trying  to  push  away  the  scorch  of  the 
noon  day  heat  were  everywhere. 

1  was  overcome  with  a  feeling  of  pride  at  my 
home-and-native  land's  apparent  international 
popularity.  Suddenly,  the  looming  constitutional 
failure,  the  perennially  rising  taxes  and  the  faltering 
economy  all  held  little  meaning  for  me.  I  felt  like  a 
grade-niner  asked  to  the  grad  by  three  hot  grade 
thirteens  —  we're  so-o-o  lucky  to  be  so  liked! 

On  arrival  at  the  big  grey  bunker  that  is  the 
Canadian  pavilion,  I  noticed  a  scrum  of  Spanish 
women  vying  for  more  pins  and  flags.  I  shared  my 
buoyant  feelings  of  unabashed  pride  with  some 
pavilion  hosts  and  hostess  whom  I  had  come  to 
know. 

"Yeah,  I  guess  I'm  proud  too.  It's  just  that  the 
Spanish  people  go  crazy  for  free  things.  It  doesn't 
really  matter  what  it  is,"  was  one  response.  The  rest 
seemed  to  agree.  True  patriot  love. 

One  pavilion  employee  filled  me  in  on  some  other 
truths  that  lay  beneath  the  shiny,  perfect  world  of 
Expo. 

Although  there  are  beer,  pop  and  bottled  water 
vending  machines  about  every  three  feet  on  the 
grounds,  there  are  no  recycling  bins  at  Expo.  I  was 
told  that  there  were  bins  in  the  city  of  Sevilla,  but 
none  could  be  found  at  Expo.  Maybe  in  the  efforts  to 
create  a  true  "global  village"  the  organizers  had 
decided  it  was  also  necessary  to  replicate  our  current 
environmental  nightmare. 

In  an  effort  to  keep  the  grounds  cooler  than  the 
actual  temperature,  there  are  miles  of  tubing  that 
spray  a  mist  on  a  cycle.  Sort  of  an  outdoor  climate 
control.  Even  the  enormous  sphere  that  is  the  symbol 
of  Expo  is  used  for  climate  control.  Many  pavilions, 
including  Canada's,  also  use  large  quantities  of 
water  as  part  of  the  pavilions'  exterior  design.  You 
can  imagine  what  they  lose  daily  in  evaporation. 

The  Canadian  staff  member  with  whom  I  spoke 
told  me  that  some  small  villages  in  the  area  sur- 
rounding Sevilla  had  been  put  on  a  water  ration 
because  of  the  heavy  consumption  at  Expo.  Much  of 
Spain  had  already  been  hit  by  a  long  drought  this 
summer.  It  would  appear  that  not  every  Spaniard  is 
reaping  the  benefits  of  the  so-called  "Year  of  Spain." 


Lesson  #3:  Love  thy  neighbor. 


American  author  John  Irving,  who  resides  in 
Toronto,  has  a  character  in  his  book  "A  Prayer  for 
Owen  Meany"  who  says  Americans  should  live 
outside  their  country  to  see  how  ridiculous  they  look 
to  the  rest  of  the  world.  My  only  dispute  with  Mr. 
Irving  is  I  doubt  whether  there  is  possibly  enough 
rime  in  the  average  American  lifetime  for  this 
magical  revelation  to  occur. 

Salamanca  is  a  city  close  to  the  Portuguese  border 
in  the  northern  half  of  Spain.  It  is  a  beautiful  city 
which  perfectly  fits  any  preconceived  notion  one 
might  have  about  European  life.  It  has  the  court- 
yards, the  cafe-filled  square,  the  narrow  cobblestone 
streets  and,  of  course,  the  enormous  cathedral. 

The  city  is  home  to  one  of  the  most  renowned 
universities  in  Europe.  The  University  of  Salamanca 
was  built  in  the  twelfth  century,  not  long  after 
Oxford.  It  has  a  long  and  hallowed  history  in 
Spanish  intellectual  development.  It  also  has  a 
summer  exchange  program. 

The  program  seemed  to  be  attended  by  mostly 
Americans.  They  filled  the  bars  and  streets  of  the  city 
every  night.  Knowing  the  reputation  of  bars  in  any 
university  town,  we  decided  to  head  out. 

While  weighing  our  entertainment  options  out  on 
a  street  corner,  we  were  interrupted  by  a  loud  inner- 
city-type  female  voice. 

"Yo!  Y'all  Americans?!" 

"No.  Canadians." 

"Ahh  .  .  .  SAME  SHIT!" 


Lesson  #4:  Don't  piss  off  large  mammals 
with  knife-like  protrusions  as  part  of 
their  anatomy. 


After  more  than  a  month  of  visiting  churches, 
castles,  museums  and  markets,  I  was  craving  some- 
thing different.  Something  rather  politically  incor- 
rect, but  oh-so-Spanish  and  oh-so-Hemingway.  It 


group  are 

the  banderilleros.  Their  first  job  is  to  do  passes 
with  their  capes  with  the  bull  when  he  initially 
enters  the  ring.  They  also  stick  colourful  little 
barbed  spears  called  banderillos  in  between  the 
bull's  shoulder  blades. 

The  next  group  are  the  picadors.  They  ride 
on  heavily  padded  horses.  The  horses  are 
blindfolded  and  also  have  their  vocal  cords  cut 
to  prevent  them  from  screaming  when  the  bull 
charges  into  them.  The  picador  has  a  large 
spear  the  he  sticks  in  between  the  bull's  shoul- 
ders. I'm  not  sure  whether  this  is  done  to  slow 
the  bull  down  or  aggravate  him  or  both. 

Then,  after  the  bull  has  been  sufficiently 
maimed,  the  matador  rips  his  hat  to  the  offi- 
cials and  the  crowd  and  enters  the  ring  with  his 
red  cape  and  sword.  He  does  multiple  passes 
with  his  cape  with  the  bull  to  shouts  of  "OLE!" 
from  the  spectators.  He  then  finishes  the  bull  off 
by  plunging  his  sword  into  the  base  of  the  bull's 
neck.  That  is  assuming  everything  goes  as 
planned. 

One  matador  I  saw  found  himself  airborne 
when  he  let  the  bull  get  too  close  during  the 
passes.  He  regrouped,  with  some  help  from  the 
banderilleros,  and  quickly  came  back  for  some 
more.  The  only  thing  was,  his  bare  butt  was 
hanging  out  of  his  tight  little  matador  pants, 
much  to  the  delight  of  the  crowd.  Score  one  for 
El  Toro. 

Looking  as  if  he  were  back  in  control,  the 
matador  lined  the  bull  up  for  the  kill.  As  he 
charged  at  the  animal,  the  bull  raised  its  head 
enough  to  catch  the  sword  with  its  horn,  snap- 
ping the  sword  off  at  the  handle.  Again  the 
matador  was  airborne.  As  he  hit  the  ground,  he 
was  greeted  by  another  rush  from  the  bull.  I  felt 
my  paella,  a  typical  Spanish  rice  and  meat  dish, 
coming  up  for  a  second  showing.  Score  two  for  El 
Toro. 

The  banderilleros  rushed  in  to  divert  the  bull 
and  save  the  bleeding  and  battered  matador. 
Shaking  off  his  colleagues,  the  matador  called 
for  another  sword.  He  made  no  mistake  this  time 
as  he  finished  the  bull  off.  The  crowd  exploded 
into  cheers  for  the  bravery  of  both  the  bull  and 
the  matador.  The  matador  was  helped  from  the 
ring. 

I  assumed  that  they  were  probably  dialing 
91 1  at  this  point.  But  two  bulls  later,  the  same 
matador  returned  to  fight  again.  He  was  practi- 
cally mummified  in  bandages.  Ole. 

Exhausted  and  poor,  but  extremely  satisfied 
we  made  our  way  home,  after  a  week  in  Madrid. 
I  got  a  bit  of  foreshadowing  about  the  remainder 
of  the  summer  while  boarding  the  flight  from 
New  York  to  Toronto.  1  turned  around  to  see 
Donny  Osmond  standing  behind  me.  □ 


Young  senioritas  at  the  Corpus  Christi  fiesta. 


September  17,  1992  •  The  Charlatan  •  19 


LETTERS 


Offensive  humor 

Editor 

1  would  like  to  speak  out  against  An- 
drew Wadden's  decision,  as  CUSA  pro- 
grammer, to  continue  with  an  agree- 
ment to  have  Wilmot  and  Steves  perform 
at  Carleton  in  November.  He  has  made 
this  decision  despite  protests  from  stu- 
dents who  were  outraged  at  the  content 
of  their  act,  which  included  offensive 
jokes  about  incest  survivors  and  homo- 
sexuals. 

To  continue  with  this  contract  is  an 
expression  of  violence  against  women 
and  gays,  which  surely  CUSA  cannot 
support.  Wadden  and  CUSA  must  be 
responsible  and  responsive  to  students. 
They  shouldalso  practice  their  platforms, 
which  advocate  social  justice. 

The  fact  that  Wilmot  and  Steves  in- 
cluded such  material  to  get  a  laugh 


would  indicate  to  me  that  even  if  they 
removed  the  "jokes'\in  question,  that 
their  approach  to  humour  is  offensive. 
They  should  not  be  invited  back  to  Car- 
leton. I  would  also  suggest  that  Wadden 
has  shown  insensitivity  in  his  decision 
and  should  find  ways  of  increasing  his 
awareness. 

Danette  Steele 
MA,  Canadian  Studies 


Jerry  vs.  God 

Editor 

I  am  writing  as  one  of  Jerry's  Or- 
phans, in  support  of  Ravi  Malhotra's 
assertions  about  the  demeaning  nature 
of  telethons  ("Jerry's  Telethon  Degrad- 
ing," The  Charlatan,  Sept.  10,  1992). 

Certainly  Jerry  Lewis  has  devoted 
much  time  to  the  annual  Muscular  Dys- 


trophy Association  telethon,  admirably 
committing  his  energy  to  help  MDA.  But 
at  what  cost?  He's  been  doing  it  by  "tug- 
ging at  people's  heartstrings,"  he  claims. 
At  the  same  time,  he's  done  itby  destroy- 
ing our  self-image,  my  self-image. 

For  example,  on  the  Sept.  3  episode  of 
ABC's  Prime  Time,  Lewis  maintains  that 
I  am  only  "half  a  person"  and  justified 
this  with,  "Well,  they  can't  walk  down 
the  hallway  with  you  and  me,  can  they?" 

Call  me  naive,  but  I  didn't  realize  that 
using  a  wheelchair  automatically  di- 
minishes my  humanity.  Watching  this 
year's  Telethon  reinforces  the  popular 
perception  of  people  with  disabilities  as 
worthless  and  inferior. 

A  film  clip  of  a  "happy"  young  immi- 
grant couple  described  this  "happiness" 
as  "short-lived"  upon  discovering  that 
their  young  child  had  muscular  dystro- 
phy; another  clip  showed  a  young,  intel- 


ligent woman  about  whom  her  parents 
worry:  "We  can't  leave  her  alone  —  she 
can't  answer  the  telephone,  she  can't 
answer  the  door."  I  couldn't  help  but 
wonder  why  a  hands-free  phone  was  not 
mentioned;  would  MDA  not  purchase 
one  for  this  woman? 

References  to  us  which  are  belittling, 
dehumanizing  and  patronizing  do  more 
than  make  us  uncomfortable.  Maybe 
Jerry  can't  see  that  ableism  hurts. 

On  the  Prime  Timeepisode,  Lewis  una- 
bashedly referred  to  himself  as  a  hero, 
implying  "hero-worship  makes  them 
walk."  Some  may  think  one  difference 
between  Jerry  Lewis  and  God  is  that  God 
doesn't  think  he's  Jerry  Lewis. 

Janice  Giavedoni 
Unguis  tics/ Anthropology  III 
Co-coordinator,  Carleton  Disability 
Awareness  Centre 


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Bravo  Ravi 


Editor 

Re:  "Jerry's  Telethon  degrading,"  The 
Charlatan,  Sept.  10,  1992. 

Bravo,  the  opinion  piece  on  telethons 
was  right  on  the  mark!  As  a  person  with 
a  disability,  I  find  this  type  of  fundraising 
offensive  and  outdated.  The  cost  in  per- 
sonal dignity  far  outweighs  monies  raised. 

Nancy  E.  Hansen 
Department  of  Law 

More  than  coins 

Editor: 

A  point  of  clarification  is  required 
with  respect  to  my  comments  quoted  in 
the  article  "Gov't  funding  boost  Carle- 
ton  coffers"  {The  Charlatan,  Sept  10, 1992) 
by  Lloyd  Harris. 

I  am  quoted  as  being  offended  by  the 
transitional  assistance  process,  when  in 
fact  quite  the  opposite  is  true.  I  believe 
that  the  process  itself  (that  is,  the  group- 
ing of  the  major  constituencies  on  cam- 
pus into  a  working  committee  to  make  a 
decision  on  a  major  issue,  in  this  case 
transitional  assistance)  was  definitely  a 
worthwhile  and  productive  one. 

What  I  was  definitely  unhappy  with 
was  the  concept  behind  the  transitional 
assistance  fund.  Harris  correctly  writes 
that  it  was  "inadequate  compensation 
in  the  face  of  government  cutbacks  to 
education."  The  million  plus  dollars  that 
we  received  from  transitional  assistance 
funding  are  warmly  greetedand  no  doubt 
will  be  put  to  use. 

But  when  compared  to  the  debilitat- 
ing cutbacks  that  universities  have  had 
to  endure  across  the  province,  this  mil- 
lion seems  rather  insignificant.  Viewed 
from  this  perspective,  it  seems  that  tran- 
sitional funding  was  merely  meant  to 


placate  universities  in  an  effort  to  reduce 
the  number  of  grievances  from  those 
institutions  to  the  ministry.  The  univer- 
sities in  this  province  —  and  country,  for 
that  matter  —  deserve  proper  funding. 
Rather,  we  are  tossed  coins  and  asked  to 
be  thankful.  This  is  what  insults  me. 

Steve  Moore,  President, 
Graduate  Student's  Association 

Not  the  privileged 
mainstream 

Editor: 

Re:  "The  Boys  In  The  Hoods,"  by  Scott 
Anderson  (The Charlatan,  Aug  27, 1992). 

Scott  Anderson's  sarcastic  Spy  maga- 
zine expose  of  the  world  of  fraternities 
and  sororities  will  likely  provoke  a  flurry 
of  angry  responses  from  the  Carleton 
"frat"  world.  As  a  Carleton  University 
Alumni  Advisor  to  one  of  the  evil  frater- 
nities on  campus,  there  are  some  things 
just  begging  to  be  set  straight. 

The  Canadian  Greek  (fraternity)  sys- 
tem andits  corresponding  culture  is  radi- 
cally different  from  the  American  one. 
We  are  definitely  not  an  arm  of  the 
privileged  mainstream,  as  anyone  in  the 
system  can  attest.  From  my  knowledge  of 
the  system ,  essentially  anyone  who  shows 
some  interest,  is  not  psychopathic  and 
shows  some  promise  of  future  contribu- 
tion and  acceptance  of  the  formal  values 
of  the  organization  can  join.  Fees  are  not 
usually  high  and  are  seldom  an  impedi- 
ment to  anyone. 

Virtually  all  major  Greek  organiza- 
tions have  confronted  their  social  prob- 
lems head  on,  often  more  so  than  most 
universities.  There  are  strict  and  manda- 
tory policies  and  education  programs 
on:  sexism,  date  rape,  drug  and  alcohol 
dependency,  academic  support,  univer- 
sity and  community  relations,  and  the 


active  promotion  of  cultural  diversity 
and  the  recruitment  of  minorities. 

While  he  mentioned  the  importance 
of  community  service,  astonishingly, 
Anderson  failed  to  adequately  bring 
home  the  primary  attraction  of  Greek 
organizations.  This  is  the  tremendous 
personal,  emotional  and  intellectual 
growth  that  comes  from  a  life-long  bond- 
ing with  brothers  and  sisters. 

Finally,  it  is  for  reasons  of  privacy  and 
required  intimacy  that  internal  secrets 
are  not  shared  in  most  (but  not  all)  Greek 
organizations. 

The  Carleton  system  of  fraternities 
and  sororities  is  young  and  has  some 
difficulties,  but  1  really  believe  that  with 
constructive  help  from  the  university 
and  student's  organizations  like  CUSA 
and  The  Charlatan,  the  system  can  be 


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sive force  at  Carleton. 

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Advisor,  Phi  Delta  Theta 
Carleton  University 


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Canadians  must  wake  up  to  racism 


by  Scott  Milne 

Scon  Milne  is  currently  completing  his  honours  paper  on  Ihe 
education  crisis  and  polilical  economy  ol  South  Alrica. 

For  the  past  year  I  have  worked  both 
professionally  and  as  a  volunteer  on 
issues  relating  to  South  Africa.  Through- 
out this  rime,  I  have  been  amazed  at  how 
many  people  —  close  friends,  family  and 
relatives  —  have  asked  me  why  I  never 
do  anything  for  "my  own  people."  By 
"own  people,"  they  didn't  just  mean 
Canadians  . .  .  they  meant  white  Cana- 
dians. 

I  found  their  questions  insensitive.  I 
criticized  their  limited  perspective  of  the 
world  and  even  intimated  they  were  rac- 
ist if  they  couldn't  accept  my  commit- 
ment to  helping  end  apartheid. 

Because  I  don't  think  any  of  these 
people  are  any  more  racist  than  me,  I've 
asked  their  question  over  and  over  again 
in  my  mind.  The  first  rationalization  I 
created  was  that  worrying  only  about 
yourselfwas  typical  of  the '80s  "me,  land 
us"  mentality  which  had  only  helped 
create  more  tribal  thinking  between  both 
classes  and  nations.  Borders,  I  thought, 
were  ways  of  neatly  sanitizing  our  lives 
of  thepain  and  suffering  going  on  around 
us.  Thus,  if  I  were  to  limit  myself  to 
fighting  "made  in  Canada"  crises,  I  would 
be  buying  into  this  selfishness. 

Another  reason  I  used  to  justify  my 
tendency  to  look  beyond  my  own 
backyard  was  that  enough  people  were 
already  fighting  for  Native  rights,  wom- 
en's issues,  the  environment  and  lab 
rabbits,  and  that  my  absence  from  the 
home  front  would  not  really  be  such  a 
big  loss.  Working  with  those  who  needed 
a  few  more  to  flog  t-shirts  in  the  rain  on 
the  streets  of  Toronto  was  putting  my 
energy  to  something  that  was  under- 
supported.  This,  I  thought,  was  a  good 
thing. 

In  working  on  issues  relating  toSouth 
Africa,  I  have  come  to  see  thatcounrry  as 
a  crystal  ball  of  things  to  come  in  other 
places.  The  extreme  nature  and  impact 
of  capitalism,  how  preoccupation  with  a 
constitution  can  cause  more  serious  po- 
litical and  economic  paralysis,  and, 
above  all,  the  long-term  consequences  of 
racism. 

Indeed,  I  feel  I  have  seen  some  of  the 
problems  that  we  in  Canada  may  very 
well  face  in  the  not-too-distant  future. 
While  the  context  may  seem  different, 
the  elements  of  racism  are  common 
wherever  it  exists. 

If  we  look  at  the  large-scale  violence 
that  has  occurred  over  the  past  year  in 
Halifax,  Montreal  and  Toronto,  and  say 
that  these  are  the  acts  of  a  small  minor- 
ity, are  we  not  saying  what  the  South 
African  government hasbeen  saying  for 
over  forty  years?  Ifwe  can  say  thatdrugs, 
guns  and  the  disintegration  of  the  fam- 
ily unit  are  the  reasons  for  the  violence, 
rather  than  pervasive  racism  which 
marginalizes  an  increasing  number  of 
people  at  work,  school,  and  on  the  streets, 
are  we  not  ignoring  the  impact  that  our 
Eurocentric  culture  has  had  on  non- 
whites  for  the  past  two  hundred  yean?  As 
white  Canadians,  are  we  interested  in 
improving  our  society  or  rationalizing 
its  faults? 

We  can  no  longer  afford  to  watch 
smugly  the  images  which  pour  out  of  our 
television  sets  from  such  unreal  places  as 
Germany,  the  U.S.A.  and  South  Africa. 
Racism  is  here.  It  is  within  this  and  every 
other  university  in  the  form  of  a  curricu- 
lum which  teaches  us  European  philoso- 
phy, history,  religion,  sciences  and  insti- 
tutions, while  ignoring  the  tremendous 
diversity  of  Canadian  society.  It  is  in 
museums  which  tell  us  white  colonialists 
taught  North  American  Natives,  Afri- 
cans, Asians  and  Latin  Americans  how 
to  wash  their  clothes.  And  it  is  within 
22  The  Charlatan   September  17,  1992 


ALL  JUST SHU7 &>/ U*S/<V£RS -AO*>r7H&J 


families  which  still  ostracize  sons  and 
daughters  for  falling  in  love  with  some- 
one of  another  color. 

The  debate  surrounding  racism  in 
Canada  has  been  taking  place  within 
the  Black,  Hispanic,  Asian  and  Native 
communities  for  two  centuries.  It  is  time 
to  discuss  racism  within  the  white  com- 
munity. It  is  not  enough  for  us  to  say  that 
others  are  racist.  We  must  recognize  our 
own  faults,  as  well  as  the  power  that  our 
skin  color  affords  us  within  this  society. 
Itisnotenough  for  us  to  feel  guilty  about 
our  thoughts  and  attitudes.  We  must 
learn  how  racism  has  become  part  of  our 


day-to-day  lives. 

We  can  begin  the  process  in  very 
simple  ways.  When  we  hear  or  read  that 
Yugoslavian  refugees  are  being  allowed 
into  this  country  while  thousands  of 
Somalians  die  of  war  and  starvation,  we 
must  ask  why.  When  we  hear  the  term 
"tribal  violence"  used  in  describing  South 
Africa  and  "ethnic  violence"  used  for 
the  former  Soviet  Union,  we  must  ask 
why.  And  before  we  ask  that  Black  per- 
son where  they  are  from,  we  must  first 
remember  that  Blacks  fought  alongside 
the  British  against  the  Americans  to 
maintain  this  country's  sovereignty  be- 


fore the  majority  of  our  families  even 
knew  where  Canada  was. 

White  people  must  understand  that 
we,  too,  are  immigrants  in  this  country. 
My  mother  is  Italian  and  my  father  is 
Scottish.  While  I  am  proud  of  the  strug- 
gles they  made  to  establish  lives  forthem- 
selves  and  their  family  in  this  country,  I 
have  no  more  right  to  claim  the  term 
"Canadian"  than  anyone  else.  The  way 
I  see  it,  either  we  are  all  Canadians  or 
none  of  us  are.  If  we  continue  to  deny 
these  realities,  we  will  see  our  arrogance 
translate  into  increased  distrust  and  ill- 
will  between  peoples.  The  violence  in 
South  Africa,  Los  Angeles  and  Toronto 
have  their  roots  in  the  same  soil  of  frus- 
tration and  alienation.  These  have  been 
planted  by  the  arrogance  and  apathy  of 
the  white  community. 

Wake-up  time  has  come  for  navel- 
gazing,  constitutionally-stoned  Canadi- 
ans. Now,  the  real  issues  concerning  this 
country  must  be  dealt  with.  Whites  in 
South  Africa  are  learning  the  hard  way. 
Will  we  be  so  stupid? 

So  what  am  I  doing  for  my  commu- 
nity? I'm  talking  about  racism.  □ 


Women  marching  to  end  violence 


by  Danette  Steele 

Danette  Steele  is  a  local  lominisl  activist,  a  member  ol  Ihe 
Take  Sack  Too  Night  Colktctive  and  a  Masters  student  In 
Canadian  Studies. 

September  19  women  from  Ottawa 
and  Hull  will  join  together  to  protest 


violence  against  women  at  the  annual 
Take  Back  the  Night/La  rue,  la  nuit, 
femmes  sans  peur  march  and  rally. 

In  the  1970s,  women  began  to  organ- 
ize to  stop  rape.  One  of  the  strategies  to 
combat  this  violence  was  the  creation  of 
Take  Back  The  Night  marches.  This  pro- 
test now  happens  every  September  across 
Canada  and  the  U.S.A.,  as  well  as  in 
some  locations  in  Africa,  Latin  America, 
Australia,  Europe  and  Asia. 

While  our  outrage  at  rape,  battering 
and  the  murder  of  women  continue  to  be 
an  organizing  focus  of  Take  Back  The 
Night,  this  protest  expresses  women's 
anger  at  all  forms  of  violence  in  our 
society. 

Women  have  been  organizing  for 
more  than  20  years  to  end  rape  and 
sexual  assault,  woman  battering,  incest, 
sexual  harassment,  femicide  and  limits 
to  our  reproductive  choices.  Through 
our  work  we  have  created  women's  cen- 
tres, shelters  for  women  and  their  chil- 
dren, rape  crisis  centres,  women-centred 
counselling,  feministpublications,  wom- 
en's studies,  abortion  clinics  and  health 
centres.  These  projects  were  and  are  pos- 
sible due  to  women's  volunteer  time, 
energy  and  creativity. 

Violence  still  persists,  despite  an  in- 
creased awareness  of  the  issues.  It  seems 
that  violence  perpetrated  by  men  is  nor- 
malized, that  it  has  been  part  of  ourlives 
for  so  long,  it  is  simply  part  of  being  a 
woman: 

"Don't  talk  to  strangers,"  "Don't  go 
out  alone  at  night,"  "Don't  wear  that 
skirt,  those  pants,  that  top.  .  .,"  "Don't 
drive  (or  take  the  bus)  alone,"  "Don't 
answer  the  door  when  the  caller  is  a  man 
you  don't  know,"  "Don't  work  at  night" 
and  "Don't  fight/talk  back." 

Much  of  this  has  become  "common 
sense,"  yet  much  of  it  is  inappropriate, 
dangerous  or  simply  not  possible.  Due  to 
our  economic  status,  we  do  not  always 
have  the  luxury  of  choosing  "safe"  neigh- 
bourhoods to  live  in  or  when  or  where  we 
will  work  or  study.  Cultural  messages 
continue  to  reinforce  the  image  of  how  a 
woman  should  be  —  sexually  attractive 
to  men,  passive,  etc.  These  messages 
prepare  us  to  stay  stuck  in  emotionally, 
psychologically  and/or  physically  abu- 
sive  relationships  with  men.  They  also 


are  used  to  discredit  us  in  the  legal  proc 
ess  following  rape:  "Well,  look  what  she 
was  wearing  . . .  she  didn't  fight  back." 

In  1989,  The  World  Watch  Institute 
in  Washington  stated  that  "Violence 
against  women,  including  assault,  mu 
tilation,  murder,  infanticide,  rape  and 
cruel  neglect,  is  perhaps  the  most  perva- 
sive, yet  least  recognized,  human  rights 
issue  in  the  world. "We  are  talking  about 
the  pain  and  loss  of  people  —  women 
and  girls. 

Women  from  Hull  and  Ottawa  will 
march  in  solidarity  to  affirm  our  right  to 
live  without  violence  and  the  fear  of 
violence  in  our  homes,  on  the  streets,  in 
our  schools,  at  our  place  of  work  or 
anywhere  else.  We  are  protesting  and 
calling  for  the  elimination  of  all  forms  of 
violence  including  sexism,  racism,  pov- 
erty, rape,  lesbo/homophobia,  batter- 
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SPORTS 


Gaiters  maul  hapless  Ravens 


by  Eric  Francis 

Charlatan  StaH 

Here  we  go  again. 

Bishop's  53  •  Carleton  7 

After  a  preseason  chock  full  of  high 
hopes,  the  Ravens  hit  the  field  running 
Sept.  12,  only  to  fall  flat  on  their  faces 
with  an  embarrassing  53-7  loss  to  the 
seventh-ranked  Bishops  Gaiters  in 
Lennoxville,  Que.. 

Forever  the  optimist,  Carleton  head 
coach  Gary  Shaver  said  he  felt  it  wasn't 
a  mismatch. 

"Our  40  guys  compare  with  their  40, 
ifwe  use  thesystem  we've putin  place  for 
the  players,"  Shaver  said  after  the  game. 

Let's  just  say  the  system  wasn't  a  fac- 
tor in  this  one. 

Offensively,  the  Ravens  could  only 
muster  209  total  yards.  On  defence,  they 
gave  up  513  yards. 

By  all  accounts,  it  was  ugly. 

"There  is  not  a  position  that  doesn't 
warrant  criticism,"  said  Shaver.  "There 
were  mistakes  across  the  board." 

The  only  exception  was  defensive  back 
Jason  Mallett,  who  had  three  intercep- 
tions, one  of  which  he  returned  93  yards 
for  Carleton's  only  score. 

At  quarterback,  Brett  Thomson  got 
the  start  again,  but  was  pulled  in  favor  of 
backup  Rich  Robinson.  Thomson  com- 


pleted only  nine  of  28  passes  for  126 
yards  and  two  interceptions.  Robinson 
picked  up  where  Thomson  left  off,  con- 
necting on  five  of  12  passes  for  52  yards 
and  one  interception. 

Shaver  wasn't  impressed. 

"There's  definitely  a  decision  to  be 
made,"  he  said  regarding  who  will  start 
at  quarterback  next  game.  "We'll  be 
taking  a  long,  hard  look  at  (freshman) 
David  Begg  this  week." 

Gaiters  head  coach  Ian  Breck  said  the 
key  to  the  game  came  early  in  the  first 
quarter.  Deep  in  the  Bishop's  zone,  Gai- 
ter starting  quarterback  Jim  Murphy 
scrambled  and  threw  what  appeared  to 
be  a  75-yard  touchdown  pass.  The  offi- 
cials ruled  Murphy  released  the  ball  past 
the  line  of  scrimmage  and  called  the 
play  back.  Two  plays  later,  Murphy  con- 
nected again,  this  time  for  an  85-yard 
touchdown  to  put  the  Gaiters  ahead  14- 
0.  Everything  just  snowballed  from  there. 

All-star  Raven  defensive  back  Mark 
Senyshyn  agreed  thatseries  really  damp- 
ened Carleton's  morale. 

"We  worked  hard  all  week  in  practice 
and  felt  great  heading  into  the  game," 
he  said.  "We  thought  we  were  prepared, 
but  those  three  plays  really  took  the  wind 
out  of  our  sails." 

Shaver  said  both  his  veterans  and 
rookies  executed  poorly  all  day  long,  but 
singled  out  play  of  the  defensive  second- 


ary as  a  big  concern.  The  Ravens  got 
caught  several  times  leaving  receivers 
wide  open  for  easy  completions,  includ- 
ing two  for  touchdowns. 

"Our  big  problem  was  our  players 
didn't  do  what  they  were  supposed  to 
do,"  Shaver  said.  "I'm  not  sure  if  they 
were  ad-libbing  it  or  freelancing  . .  .we'll 
see  in  the  game  film.  Regardless,  it's 
inexcusable." 

Coming  to  Carleton's  defence,  Breck 
said  it's  incredibly  hard  to  win  in 
Lennoxville,  where  a  crowd  of  2,200 


cheered  on  the  Gaiters.  The  school's  popu- 
lation is  only  1,700. 

"We  know  it's  a  huge  advantage  for 
us  when  we  play  here.  I  still  think  they're 
a  good  football  team,"  said  Breck.  "We 
have  a  saying  in  football  in  this  situa- 
tion where  the  game  is  so  lopsided:  the 
team  ahead  is  never  as  good  as  it  appears 
and  the  team  behind  isn't  as  bad  as  it 
appears." 

The  Ravens  host  the  University  of 
Ottawa  at  Raven  Field  on  Sept.  19  at  1 
p.m..  □ 


Disputed  kick  costs  men  s  soccer  dearly 


by  Mario  Carlucci 

Charlatan  StaH 

The  Carleton  Ravens  men's  soccer 
team  opened  its  regular  season  with  a  1  - 
0  loss  to  defending  Ontario  champions, 
the  Laurentian  Voyageurs,  in  Peterbor- 
ough on  Sept.  12. 

Laurentian  1  •  Carleton  0 

The  lone  and  deciding  goal  was  scored 
on  a  disputed  penalty  kick  in  the  48th 
minute  of  the  first  half. 

The  penalty  —  a  suspect  call  —  was 
indicative  of  the  entire  game,  said  vet- 
eran forward  Rob  Saxberg. 

"The  reffing  was  questionable,  as  is 
often  the  case  (at  Laurentian),"  said 
Saxberg. 

In  spite  of  that  setback,  the  Ravens 
had  several  scoring  opportunities  in  the 
second  half,  but  could  not  knock  the  ball 
into  the  opposing  net. 

"We  created  a  lot  of  chances  in  the 
second  half,"  said  head  coach  Sandy 
Mackie. 

A  persistent  wind  made  the  task  of 
catching  up  even  harder,  but  Mackie 
was  optimistic  after  the  game. 

"Everyone  played  very  well,"  said 
Mackie.  "A  draw  would  have  been  a 
fairer  result.  (The  team)  showed  an  ex- 
'  cellent  attitude." 

Saxberg  mirroredMackie'ssentiments. 

"A  tie  would  have  been  a  fair  result. 
We  just  have  to  gel  as  a  team.  We  made 
opportunities  in  the  second  half,  but  the 
wind  was  really  blowing." 

Mackie  was  especially  impressed  with 
the  play  of  goalkeeper  Steve  Ball  and  the 
"back  four"  defensive  players:  Mike 
Amborski,  Rob  Rogers,  Andre  VanHerden 
and  all-star  Earl  Cochrane,  who  was 
honored  as  Carleton's  outstanding  male 
athlete  last  season. 

Mackie  was  quick  to  point  out  the 


play  of  this  year's  newcomers,  as  well. 

"Andrew  (Woolridge)  really  impressed 
in  his  first  game,"  said  Mackie. 

Woolridge,  from  Calgary,  replaced 
Andrew  Nicholls,  who  suffered  an  injury 
in  the  first  half. 

Another  standout  rookie  was  forward 
Marcello  Vanegas,  an  Ottawa  native. 


Mackie  said  the  players  would  need 
rime  to  learn  to  play  together  as  a  team. 
Woolridge  and  some  other  players  only 
arrived  at  school  Sept.  8. 

The  team  has  not  had  the  benefit  of  a 
prolonged  pre-season  training  camp 
similar  to  that  of  Laurentian  University, 
which  won  the  bronze  medal  at  the 


national  championships  last  year. 

But  many  players  think  this  year's 
crop  of  newcomers  is  one  of  the  best  in 
recent  years. 

The  Ravens  will  try  toeven  their  record 
at  1-1  when  they  face  the  York  Yeomen 
at  home  on  Sept.  20  at  2  p.m..  □ 


Soccer  women  blank  opponents  in  preseason 


by  Andrew  Brulnewoud 

Charlatan  Slaff 

With  the  regular  season  about  to  kick 
off,  the  Carleton  women's  soccer  Ravens 
started  on  the  right  foot  with  back-to- 
back  shutouts  last  weekend  on  an  east- 
em  exhibition  swing. 

Carleton  4  •  Bishop's  0 
Carleton  1  •  Vermont  0 

The  Ravens  travelled  to  Lennoxville, 
Que.  on  Sept.  1 1  and  defeated  Bishop's  4- 

0  on  the  strength  of  two  goals  by  third- 
year  Raven  Mary  McCormick.  Ailsa 
Eyvindson  and  Jane  Marten  rounded  out 
the  scoring. 

The  Ravens  then  went  to  Burlington, 
Vt.  on  Sept.  13  to  face  the  University  of 
Vermont,  a  tough  NCAA  Division  1  squad 
ranked  in  the  top  10  in  its  conference. 
After  a  scoreless  first  half,  Susie  Holmes 
scored  the  deciding  goal  in  the  85th 
minute,  giving  the  Ravens  a  hard-earned 

1  -0  victory. 

"Vermont  is  similar  (in  style)  to  York 
and  Toronto,"  said  Raven  coach  Dave 
Kent.  "We  have  to  be  able  to  beat  those 
teams  to  advance,  but  that's  step  two. 
Step  one  is  improvement." 

Indeed,  the  team  appears  to  be  look- 
ing at  the  long-term,  rather  than  simply 
this  season. 

"In  time  ...  we  will  be  a  competitive 


program,  but  this  weekend  was  more  of 
a  stepping  stone,"  said  Kent.  "We're 
proud,  butwemustcontinuetoimprove." 

If  preseason  is  any  indication,  the 
defensive  style  the  Ravens  like  toempha- 
size  appears  to  be  paying  dividends. 

Both  Sarah  Richards  and  Keri  Harper 
provided  solid  goaltending,  jointly  shut- 
ting out  the  opposition  in  both  games. 

The  Ravens  will  be  baptized  by  fire 
during  their  home  opener  on  Sept.  20  at 
Raven  Field  when  they  battle  the  York 
Yeowomen.  York,  a  national  power- 
house, has  lost  only  one  league  game  in 


the  past  two  seasons. 

Besides  York  and  Carleton,  the  On- 
tario Women's  Interuniversity  Athletic 
Association  Eastern  Division  consists  of 
Trent,  Queen's,  Toronto  and  Ryerson. 
Last  year,  Carleton  finished  4-6  in  fourth 
place,  beating  only  Trent  and  Ryerson. 

The  top  four  teams  advance  to  the 
single  elimination  playoffs,  along  with 
the  top  four  teams  in  the  Western  Divi- 
sion. Last  year,  the  Ravens  lost  in  the 
quarterfinals  against  the  eventual  cham- 
pions from  McMaster. 

Game  time  on  Sept.  20  is  12  noon.  □ 


September  17,  1992  •  The  Charlatan  •  23 


Rookies  come  up  big  for  lacrosse 


by  David  Sail 

Charlatan  Staff 

Carleton  lacrosse  coach  Greg  Kent 
would  have  liked  a  few  more  veterans  at 
his  team's  last  exhibition  game,  but  it 
turned  out  he  didn't  need  them  anyway. 

Carleton  10  •  Lasers  9 

Carleton  beat  the  Ottawa  Lasers  1 0-9 
on  Sept.  13  on  the  strength  of  three  goals 
from  rookie  Jason  Tesse.  The  Nepean 
native  looked  like  he  was  ready  to  make 
up  for  the  loss  of  former  Carleton  sniper 
Craig  Smith,  who  did  not  return  to  Car- 
leton this  year. 

Kent  still  sounded  genuinely  surprised 
to  beat  the  Lasers,  a  local  club  team. 

"They  have  a  good  team,"  he  said. 
"It's  a  different  level  of  lacrosse,  usually. 
The  rookies  did  extremely  well." 

Carleton  will  need  strong  games  from 
new  players  if  the  club  hopes  to  crack  the 
top  four  teams  in  Ontario's  lacrosse 
league.  Several  veterans  Kent  expected 
to  be  back,  including  highly-touted 
sophomore  Adolf  Curtis,  are  not  playing 
for  the  club  this  season. 

While  the  team  showed  some  impres- 
sive scoring  punch,  Kentwasalso  pleased 
with  the  play  of  his  defence.  Peter  Lee 
had  a  strong  game  in  net  and  all  three 
defensive  starters  looked  good,  Kentsaid. 

"1  had  an  inclination  that  we  had  a 
good,  strong  defence  and  that  reassured 
me,"  he  said. 

Kent  complimented  Mark  Adley,  a 
rookie,  and  veteran  Paul  Goulet  for  their 
work  on  defence.  But  he  reserved  his 
biggest  praise  for  veteran  Wayne  Paddick. 


"He's  a  very  knowledgable  player," 
said  Kent  of  Paddick.  "He  really  knows 
what's  going  on  and  it  helps  the  other 
two  guys  to  co-ordinate  with  him." 

With  other  exceptional  rookies  like 
Brye  Briggs  and  Ottawa  native  Spence 
MacDonald  ready  to  step  in  and  play, 
Kent  said  this  year's  team  might  have 
more  quality  players  and  scoring  power 


than  last  year's. 

"Before,  it  seemed  to  be  we  used  to  rely 
on  some  of  the  big  guys.  This  year,  it 
seems  to  be  more  spread  out." 

The  club  is  also  bringing  in  a  new 
coach,  Glen  Harrison,  andKentwill  move 
up  to  the  new  position  of  general  man- 
ager. Harrison,  who  has  a  degree  in 
physical  education,  played  lacrosse  in 


Calgary,  Australia,  and  southern  On- 
tario before  coming  to  Ottawa. 

Kent  is  clearly  excited  about  the  addi- 
tion of  Harrison. 

"He's  gets  along  really  well  with  the 
players  and  the  players  can  respect  him ," 
said  Kent. 

The  lacrosse  club  opens  its  regular 
season  at  McMaster  on  Sept.  19.  □ 


Rugby  Ravens  sweep  preseason  pair 


by  Steven  Vesely 

Charlatan  Staff 

Going  down  south  can  be  satisfying 
in  more  ways  than  one. 


Carleton  18  « 
Carleton  25  « 


Binghamton  15 
Clarkson  10 


[ust  ask  the  Carleton  rugby  Ravens.  In 
a  warm-up  to  the  regular  season,  they 
swept  three  preseason  games  against 
New  York  state  teams  last  weekend. 

"We've  only  had  three  practices  so 
far,  so  we  weren't  expecting  much,"  said 
Carleton  coach  Lee  Powell.  "Instead,  we 
were  looking  at  what  everyone  was  ca- 
pable of,  and  a  lot  of  basic  skill  levels, 
especially  among  the  newer  players,  were 
quite  high." 

Carleton  'sfirstteam  defeated  the  State 
University  of  New  York  at  Binghamton 
18-15  on  Sept,  12.  Carleton's  second 
team  followed  with  another  19-3  tri- 
umph over  the  same  Binghamton  squad 
in  a  second  game.  Then  on  Sept.  13,  a 


combined  team  defeated  Clarkson  Uni- 
versity 25-10. 

Those  are  good  signs  considering  the 
number  of  players  the  team  will  cany 
this  season.  About  60  men  will  make  up 
three  Carleton  teams.  On  the  field,  there's 
fierce  competition  for  a  spot  on  the  first 
team. 

"The  first  team  will  probably  be  mostly 
veterans,"  said  Powell.  "But  then  again, 
there's  a  couple  of  new  players  who  have 
shown  us  they  have  the  skill  to  be  up 
there." 

Fourth-year  veteran  Dan  Toole  said 
the  good  rookie  play  is  good  for  the  team 
because  it  helps  focus  the  older  players. 

"There's  a  lot  of  competition  for  those 
spots,  so  it  keeps  everyone  on  an  edge." 

While  the  basic  skill  level  of  the  team 
was  solid,  Powell  said  the  team  needed  to 
work  on  its  intensity  and  cohesiveness. 

"We  have  to  build  that  (intensity) 
up,"  he  said.  "At  times  it  was  much 
higher  than  that  of  the  teams  we  played, 
but  it  didn't  last  long.  We  have  to  build 


that  up  so  that  it's  maintained  for  a 
whole  game." 

Toole  and  rookie  Tim  Leys  agreed. 

"We  didn't  have  time  to  gel  with  any- 
one so  we  weren'tacting  like  a  unit,"  said 
Toole.  "We  have  to  stop  thinking  like 
individuals  and  come  together  as  a 
team." 

"We  weren't  all  that  intense,"  said 
Leys.  "The  team  needs  a  bit  of  work 
getting  it  together,  working  on  our  physi- 
cal fitness  and  rhythm.  In  the  first  half 
against  Binghamton  we  were  just  going 
through  the  motions.  We  should  get 
better  as  we  get  to  know  each  other  and 
start  working  as  a  team." 

One  final  tune-up  match  against  a 
local  club  Sept.  16  was  expected  to  help 
capture  that  team  feeling  and  make  a 
lineup  final  before  the  Ravens  open  the 
regular  season. 

Carleton  starts  the  season  at  home  on 
Sept.  19  against  Trent  University  at  1 
p.m..  □ 


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SCOREBOARD 


FOOTBALL 

BISHOP'S  S3,  CARLETON  7 

at  Lennoxville,  Que. 
Saturday,  Sept.  12,  1992 

TEAM  STATISTICS 


Carleton 

Bishop's 

Rushing 

45 

165 

Passing 

178 

362 

Losses 

14 

14 

Net  Yards 

269 

513 

Passes 

14/40 

17/30 

Complete/ Attempts 

Fumbles  Lost 

0-0 

1-0 

Penaties-Yards  5-15 

14-115 

STANDINGS 
FOOTBALL 

O-QIFC 

(As  of  Sept.  17) 

Team  G  W 


West 

Team  G  W  L  T 


Bishop's 

Queen's 

McGIll 

Ottawa 

Concordia 

Carleton 


1.  1 
1  1 


F  A  Ms. 

S3  7  2 

13  8  2 

25  21  2 

21  25  0 

8  13  0 

7  53  0 


Laurler 

Windsor 

Guelph 

Western 

Brock 

Waterloo 

McMaster 


0  1 

0  1 

0  1 

1  1 
0  0 

0  0 

1  0 


INDIVIDUAL  STATISTICS 
RUSHING:  Ravens  -  Dunn  9-35, 
Barrett  3-21,  Simon  3-(-10), 
Robinson  2-0,  Thomson  l-(-l); 
Gaiters  -  Cyrenne  14-78,  Orchieson 
8-42,  Murphy  3-31,  MacCarthy  2- 
14 

PASSING:  Ravens  -  Thomson  9-28 
126  yds.,  0  TD,  2  INT,  Robinson  5- 
12  52  yds.,  0  TD,  1  INT;  Gaiters  - 
Murphy  10-19  254  yds.,  2  TD,  2 
INT,  Robillard  3-5  52  yds.,  0  TD,  1 
INT,  Louig  4-6  56  yds.,  0  TD,  0  INT 
RECEIVING:  Ravens  -  Johnson  5- 
74,  Fairbaim  5-55,  Tulloch  4-49; 
Gaiters  -  Beaudoin  4-166, 
MacCarthy  3-36,  Butler  3-36, 
Konno  2-44,  Hart  2-36,  Raymond 
1-21,  Cyrenne  1-20,  Roberts  1-3 
ATTENDANCE:  2,200 


Week  one  results 


Bishop's  53         Carleton  7 

Queen's  13         Concordia  8 
McGill  25  Ottawa  21 

MEN'S  SOCCER 

OUAA 

(As  of  Sept.  17) 
East 

Team  G  W  L  T      GF    GA  Pts 

Laurentian  110  0  1  0  2 

Queen's  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 

Ryerson  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 

Toronto  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 

Trent  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 

York  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 

Carleton  10  10  0  1  0 


Sept.  12  and  13  results 

Laurentian  1  Carleton  0 
Guelph  1       Western  1 
Laurier  2       Windsor  2 
Windsor  1      Western  0 
Laurier  4       McMaster  0 


CIAU  FOOTBALL  TOP  10 

1.  Laurier  Golden  Hawks 

2.  UBC  Thunderbirds 

3.  Saint  Mary's  Huskies 

4.  Bishop's  Gaiters 

5.  Manitoba  Bisons 

6.  Guelph  Gryphons 

7.  Toronto  Blues 

8.  Queen's  Golden  Gaels 

9.  Mount  Allison  Mounties 

10.  Western  Mustangs 


Sports  Trivia 


Answer  the  following  question  cor- 
rectly and  become  eligible  to  win  a 
dinner  for  two  at  Kilrea's. 

Who  holds  the  NFL  record  for 
most  pass  receptions  in  a  single 


RULES: 

1.  Place  your  answer,  name  and 
phone  number  on  a  piece  of  paper  and 
submit  it  to  TheCharlatan  sports  editor, 
room  531  Unicentre.  The  recipient  of 
the  prize,  a  $25  dinner  for  two  coupon 
will  be  determined  by  a  supervised 
draw  of  all  correct  answers. 

2.  All  answers  must  be  received  by 
Monday,  Sept.  21,  1992. 

3.  Charlatan  staff  membersand  their 
families  are  not  eligible  to  participate, 
Last  week's  winner  was 
Christopher  Marsh,  the  only  per- 
son to  correctly  guess  Fred  Lynn. 
Come  get  your  prize,  Christopher! 


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September  17,  1992  •  The  Charlatan  •  25 


Boyle  bubbles  over  with  enthusiasm 


by  David  Sali 

Charlatan  Staff 

Every  once  in  a  while,  you  discover 
athletes  who  seem  to  personify  the  es- 
sence of  their  sports. 

Watching  Pete  Rose  play,  tossing  his 
body's  limitations  out  the  window  as  he 
stabbed  ground  balls  and  tore  up  the 
basepaths,  it  felt  like  you  were  seeing  all 
the  best  baseball  had  to  offer  in  one 
package. 

Terry  Bradshaw,  getting  hit  and  hit 
again,  but  still  getting  back  up  in  time  to 
throw  the  game-winning  touchdown 
pass,  was  what  every  quarterback  should 
have  been. 

All  of  hockey's  grace  and  style  can  be 
summed  up  in  two  words:  Wayne  Gretzky. 

If  these  are  such  athletes,  Sheryl  Boyle 
must  surely  be  one  of  them. 

Most  people  have  probably  never 
heard  of  Boyle,  who  has  devoted  the 
better  part  of  the  last  eight  years  to 
toiling  in  the  obscure  sport  of  Whitewater 
kayaking. 

Squeezing  yourself  into  a  four-metre 
long  vessel  to  paddle  a  slalom  course  in 
six-foot  whitecaps  is  about  as  close  as 
you  can  get  to  woman-versus-nature  in 
sport.  Other  sports  are  played  on  artifi- 
cial rugs  under  domes  in  climate-con- 
trolled comfort.  Whitewater  kayaking? 
No  way.  It's  the  real  thing. 

Boyle  is  also  the  real  thing. 

She  shows  up  at  Ottawa's  Whitewater 
training  site  off  Wellington  Street  in  a 
beat-up  Hyundai  Pony  with  a  bumper 
sticker  that  says  "Have  you  hugged  your 
kayak  today?"  The  5-3  athlete's  skin  is 


golden  brown,  tanned  from  many  rigor- 
ous hours  on  the  water.  Her  blonde  hair 
blows  softly  in  the  breeze.  She  introduces 
herself  easily  and  smiles. 

This  is  Sheryl  Boyle.  No  pretensions, 
just  her. 

The  Carleton  architecture  graduate  is 
one  of  world's  top-ranked  Whitewater 
kayakers.  In  1987,  after  three  years  in 
the  sport,  she  won  the  American  Na- 
tional Slalom  Kayaking  Championship. 
Earlier  this  year,  she  won  a  silver  medal 
at  a  World  Cup  event  in  England,  firmly 
establishing  herself  as  a  star. 

"An  average  day  for  me  is  top  10, "  she 
says,  the  same  way  you  might  say  "I'm  in 
third-year  psychology." 

Except  for  one  race,  all  of  Boyle's 
finishes  this  year  have  been  top  10.  The 
lone  exception  was  the  500-metre  final 
in  the  Olympics  at  Barcelona  in  August. 
Boyle,  expected  to  be  a  medal  contender, 
came  in  22nd.  It  was  her  worst  race  in 
three  years. 

"The  Olympics  is  the  one  event  that 
lots  of  people  will  tune  into,  if  they  can," 
Boyle  says,  doing  her  best  to  sound  up- 
beat. "So  in  a  lot  of  ways,  it's  hard  if  you 
have  a  bad  race  on  that  particular  day. 
At  the  time,  1  was  pretty  depressed." 

That's  a  rare  feeling  for  Boyle,  who  is 
by  nature  easy-going  and  amiable.  She 
talks  about  committing  "a  few  technical 
errors"  during  the  race,  but  seems  ready 
to  put  it  all  behind  her  now. 

"Everything  was  going  really  smooth 
and  then  just,  a  fraction  of  a  second,  my 
paddle  went  out  just  a  little  bit  too  late 
and  'BOOM!'"  She  pauses  and  laughs. 


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"Bummer!" 

"I  can  for  sure  have  done  that  race 
without  those  errors,"  she  says.  "So  I'm 
disappointed  for  that  reason.  If  I'd  come, 
like,  22nd  and  I'd  done  everything  right 


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out  there,  then,  it  would've  been,  like," 
she  pauses  slightly,  searching  for  words, 
"a  pretty  big  heavy."  Then  she  lets  out 
another  hearty  laugh. 

Life  is  like  that  for  Boyle.  She's  deter- 
mined to  get  the  most  out  of  every  minute 
of  it.  In  the  world  of  kayaking,  where 
things  can  turn  upside-down  faster  than 
a  rookie  in  the  Whitewater,  if  s  important 
to  keep  a  level  head  and  Boyle  knows  it. 

"I'm  outtheretodowell.Ifthatmeans 
I  get  a  medal,  that's  great.  I  gave  it  my 
best  shot  and  it  didn't  work.  It's  just 
another  part  of  life."  What  else  can  you 
say? 

Mike  Druce,  Boyle's  coach  for  the  past 
two-and-a-half  years  with  the  national 
team,  knows  her  as  well  as  anyone.  What 
sets  Boyle  apart  from  many  others,  he 
says,  is  her  ability  to  maintain  thatsunny 
disposition,  even  in  times  of  intense  com- 
petition. 

"She  gets  on  really  well  with  the  other 
members  of  the  Canadian  team,"  he 
says.  "Probably  some  of  her  best  friends 
are  some  of  her  main  competitors  in 
international  competition.  I  think  thaf  s 
pretty  rare." 

Druce  likes  using  words  like  "determi- 
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BOYLE  cont'd  from  page  26 

nation"  and  "confidence"  when  describ- 
ing Boyle. 

"She's  very  deliberate  in  where  she 
sets  her  goals  and  in  her  planning.  She 
really  knows  herself  very  well  and  how 
much  commitment  she  can  give." 

Commitment.  Boyle's  predisposition 
to  take  things  as  they  come  doesn't  re- 
flect her  work  ethic.  She  put  in  months  of 
intense  training  sessions  before  the  Ol- 
ympics. The  last  two  years,  she  has  spent 
the  winter  training  in  B.C.,  making 
kayaking  a  full-time  endeavor. 

Her  experience  has  taught  her  the 
importance  of  being  both  mentally  and 
physically  prepared  for  every  race. 

"There's  already  a  lot  of  action  out 
there,"  she  says,  taking  a  sip  of  Coke. 


"You  have  to  be  more  calm  than  all  of 
the  stuff  thaf  s  going  on  around  you.  So 
if  s  just  a  matter  of  being  in  control." 

She  learned  part  of  that  lesson  during 
a  paddling  course  last  summer  taught  by 
Britain's  Richard  Fox,  the  number  one 
male  kayaker  in  the  world. 

"He  has  a  certain  kind  of  aura  that, 
when  he  talks,  he's  in  control,"  says 
Boyle  with  obvious  admiration. 

Boyle  herself  has  the  same  sense  of 
control,  both  on  the  water  and  in  her 
other  career  as  an  architect. 

She  grew  up  in  Round  Lake,  north  of 
Ottawa.  She  came  to  Carleton  in  1984, 
around  the  same  rime  she  picked  up  her 
first  kayaking  paddle.  Despite  her  heavy 
training  schedule,  she  still  got  her  degree 
in  just  over  six  years,  graduating  in 
1990. 


In  Barcelona,  she  entered  part  of  her 
architecture  thesis  project  in  an  art  com- 
petition. Naturally,  she  won  —  first  place 
and  a  pri2e  of  $3,700  Canadian.  She  also 
works  part-time  for  the  National  Art 
Gallery  to  supplement  her  monthly  gov- 
ernment cheque  of  $550. 

It's  all  in  a  day's  work,  you  can  picture 
her  saying. 

Maybe  if  Boyle  were  in  a  more  promi- 
nent sport,  she  could  hock  chocolate 
bars  and  tennis  shoes  for  big  bucks.  But 
somehow,  you  get  the  feeling  she 
wouldn't  feel  comfortable  with  a  guest 
spot  on  a  Nike  commercial.  Anyway, 
she's  not  complaining. 

"The  quality  of  my  life,  I  would  say 
right  now,  is  quite  high,"  she  says.  "I  like 
where  I  am.  I  like  what  I'm  doing,  what 
I'm  seeing  in  the  world,  who  I'm  meeting 


in  the  world.  There's  goals  to  reach.  I 
don't  think  the  money  is  a  big  deal." 

Watching  Boyle  on  the  water  is  a 
study  in  intensity.  She  fights  the  rapids 
with  a  look  of  total  determination,  as 
though  not  even  a  mountain  could  stop 
her,  if  it  tried. 

At  26,  she  knows  she's  reaching  the 
peak  of  her  kayaking  career.  As  always, 
she's  ready  for  anything. 

"Athletics  is  something  I'm  not  going 
to  be  able  to  do  for  my  whole  life,"  she 
says.  "I'm  doing  it  because  it's  a  good 
way  to  live.  It's  good  to  see  what  you  can 
do  with  your  body  and  how  you  can  push 
it." 

ForSheryl  Boyle,  no  matter  what  hap- 
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September  17,  1992  •  The  Charlatan  •  27 


Ottawa-Carleton  rivalry  set 
to  resume  this  Saturday 


by  Eric  Francis 

Cha/lalan  Staff 

It's  not  the  Panda  Game,  but  the 
rivalry  continues. 

Bragging  rights  for  the  best  university 
team  in  Ottawa  will  be  on  the  line  Sept. 
19  when  the  University  of  Ottawa  Gee- 
Gees  travel  across  town  to  take  on  Carle- 
ton  at  Raven  Field  at  1  p.m.. 

But  neither  team  has  anything  to 
brag  about  at  the  moment. 

After  last  weekend's  humiliating  loss 
at  Bishop's,  the  Ravens  are  looking  to 
prove  they  aren't  as  bad  as  that  game's 
53-7  score  would  indicate.  Similarly,  the 
Gee-Gees  are  hoping  to  avenge  Sept.  1 1  's 
frustrating  25-21  loss  to  McGill. 

Both  teams'  coaches  agreed  the  key  to 
Saturday's  game  will  be  execution. 

"We  have  toget  everybody  doing  their 
job,"  said  Carleton's  Gary  Shaver.  "We 
have  established  an  effective  game  plan, 
but  we  must  execute  it  as  it  is  designed. " 

Gee-Gee  head  coach  Larry  Ring  said 
Carleton  will  have  to  recover  mentally 
from  last  week's  beating.  As  for  his  team, 
he  said  the  Gee-Gees  will  have  to  run  well 
and  set  up  the  passing  game. 

This  shouldn't  be  a  problem  with  a 
rookie  backfield  of  Sean  Ralph  and  former 
Ottawa  Sooner  Carlo  DiSipio,  who  last 
week  combined  for  almost  200  yards 
rushing.  The  pair  averaged  an  impres- 
sive seven  yards  per  carry. 

The  aerial  attack,  led  by  second-year 
pivot  Steve  Clarke,  is  expected  to  put 
pressure  on  a  questionable  Carleton  sec- 
ondary that  left  men  wide  open  for  big 
scores  in  Lennoxville. 

A  big  problem  for  the  Raven  defensive 


line  is  sure  to  be  finding  a  way  to  pen- 
etrate a  Gee-Gee  offensive  line  so  big  it 
was  nicknamed  "The  Capital  Beef"  by 
Ring. 

Shaver  admits  the  line  is  big  (it  aver- 
ages 6-4,  286  pounds),  but  says  it  doesn't 
have  a  lot  of  quickness. 

"If  (Shaver)  questions  its  quickness, 
he's  in  trouble.  It's  the  best  offensive  line 
I've  ever  seen  in  Canadian  university 
football, "  said  Ring,  who  coached  McGill 
to  a  national  championship  in  1987. 

After  viewing  the  Bishop's-Carleton 
game  film,  Ring  said  he  isn't  sure  about 
the  strength  of  Carleton's  offensive  line. 

"I  didn't  think  their  quarterbacks 
played  all  that  bad.  (Bishop's  linemen) 
poured  in  on  them  all  day  and  they  were 
running  for  their  lives." 

Shaver  said  he  will  decide  on  his  start- 
ing quarterback  late  in  the  week.  The 
offensive  game  plan  will  be  designed  to 
best  suit  whichever  quarterback  gets  the 
nod. 

Both  squads  head  into  the  game  rela- 
tively healthy.  Carleton  defensive  end 
John  Merry  is  questionable  to  start,  as  is 
Gee-Gee  running  back  Angelo  Miceli 
because  of  injuries. 

One  major  threat  for  Ottawa  may 
also  be  on  the  shelf.  All-Canadian 
cornerback  Chris  Banton,  who  is  also  an 
effective  punt  returner,  sat  out  last  week 
with  a  bad  knee  and  may  do  so  again 
Saturday. 

Ring  said  he  expects  no  surprises  from 
Carleton. 

"From  what  I  can  see  in  their  depth 
charts,  it  is  an  identical  team  from  last 
year,  with  a  few  minor  changes."  □ 


Raven  Rumblings 


CORRECTIONS 

•  It  seems  we  at  The  Charlatan  sports 
department  were  a  little  overzealous 
last  week  in  reporting  that  Carleton's 
men's  soccer  team  won  its  preseason 
game  against  Waterloo  Sept.  5.  The 
final  score  was  riot  2-1 ,  as  we  reported; 
infact,  the  gameendedina2-2tie.  The 
Charlatan  humbly  apologizes.  If  any- 
one really  cares  about  the  preseason, 
that  is. 

•  We'd  also  like  to  apologize  for 
misspelling  the  nickname  of  Carleton 
hockey  captain  Mike  Yaworski  in  the 
Quoteofthe  Week  segment.  The  correct 
spelling  is  "Yuker"  rather  than 
"Euchre."  Sorry,  Mike.  I 

FOOTBALL 

•  If  there's  one  team  the  Ravens 
want  to  face  Sept.  19  to  get  back  on 
track  after  last  week's  loss  to  Bishop's, 
it's  the  Gee-Gees.  Carleton's  only  two 
wins  in  the  last  four  years  have  both 
come  against  the  University  of  Ot- 
tawa. In  those  two  games,  the  Ravens 
outscored  the  Gee-Gees  byva  total  of 
43-21,  including  a  shutout  last  Sept. 
27. 

•  In  other  O-QIFCgames  this  week- 
end, Concordia,  which  was  knocked 
out  of  the  top  10  after  last  week's  loss 
to  Queen's,  travels  to  Montreal  to  face 
the  McGill  Redmen.  Meanwhile,  the 
eighth-ranked  Golden  Gaels  will  host 
the  Bishop's  Gaiters,  who  replaced 
Queen's  in  fourth  place  in  the  na- 
tional rankings  after  their  big  win 
over  the  Ravens.  All  games  this  week- 
end are  on  Saturday,  Sept.  19. 


BASKETBALL 

•  The  Carleton  Ravens  Basketball 
Alumni  Association  will  be  hosting  a 
coaches  clinic  at  the  Ravens  Nest  on 
Saturday,  Sept.  26  from  8:45  a.m.  to  3 
p.m..  The  clinic  is  open  to  all  coaches 
and  costs  $30,  if  you  register  before 
Sept.  26,  or  $35  at  the  door.  Raven 
head  coach  Paul  Armstrong  will  be  in 
charge  of  the  clinic.  For  more  infor- 
mation, call  Armstrong  at  788-4480. 

LACROSSE 

•  Carleton's  lacrosse  dub  is  still 
looking  for  more  players.  Anyone  in- 
terested in  trying  out  is  asked  to  call 
general  manager  Greg  Kent  at  825- 
3928. 

HOCKEY 

•  The  Carleton  hockey  club  will  be 
holding  tryouts  at  the  R.A.  Centre 
(beside  Btliitigs  Bridge  Shopping  Cen- 
tre) on  Sept.: 21,  23,  28  and  30  at  1:30 

Sfrni..  AlllAterested  in  trying  out  are 
encouraged  to  attend. 

FOOD 

•  Carleton's  varsity  council  is  host- 
ing a  barbecue  today  from  11:30  a.m. 
to  2  p.m.  at  Brewer  Park.  Burgers  and 
pop  can  be  bought  together  for  $  2.  All 
proceeds  go  to  the  council,  which 
helps  raise  money  for  Carleton's  var- 
sity sports  teams.  □ 


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A  Big  Chill  for  the  zero  generation 

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by  Brendon  Rhienboldt 

Chaflalan  Slaft 

udging  by  the  wall-to-wall  frosh 
and  the  dancing  troupe  on  the 
theatre's  stage,  I  thought  man- 
agement had  decided  to  cancel 
the  night's  scheduled  program  for  an 
unannounced  screening  of  The  Rocky 
Honor  Picture  Show.  But,  it  didn't  take 
long  for  the  noise  and  dancing  to  stop 
once  Singles,  Cameron  Crowe's  latestfilm, 
started. 

Singles  is  a  funny,  offbeat  and  fright- 
eningly  real  look  at  relationships  and 
life  of  the  mid-20s  set.  Led  by  a  talented 
group  of  young  stars,  Singles  is  The  Big 
Chill  of  the  "zero  generation". 

The  film  centres  around  two  couples 
and  includes  a  determined  single  female 
who  tries  to  get  her  own  man..  Couple 
Number  One  involves  Cliff,  played  with 
dopey  brilliance  by  Matt  Dillon,  and 
Janet,  played  by  lively  Bridget  Fonda. 
Cliff  is  a  lovable,  doped-up  musician 
who  plays  for  Citizen  Dick.  The  scraggly 
Cliff  is  reminiscent  of  Jeff  Spiccoli  from 
Fast  Times  at  Ridgemount  High.  He  is  an- 
other unexceptional,  but  well-meaning 
loafer  that  seem  to  surface  in  Crowe's 
films  and  books. 

Janet  is  Cliffs  sometime  significant 
other.  She's  looking  for  a  man  who  is 
"sensitive,  caring,  good-looking  andsays 
'bless  you'  when  you  sneeze."  With  Cliff, 
she  settles  for  none  of  the  above,  (anet 
adores  Cliff  even  though  he  sees  other 
women  and  isn't  happy  with  her  breast 
size.  Cliff  hates  it  when  she  talks  about 
their  relationships  and  questions  where 
they  are  heading  —  sound  familiar? 

Couple  Number  Two  are  a  more  con- 
servative pairing.  Steve,  played  by 
Campbell  Scott,  is  an  urban  planner, 
who  just  ended  a  serious  relationship 
and  is  leery  of  starting  another.  Kyra 
Sedgewick  plays  Linda  who  is  leery  of  all 


men  after  a  countless  series  of  failed 
encounters. 

The  fated  couple  meet  at  a  warehouse 
party  where  the  best  of  Seattle's  music 
scene  thrash  and  wail  in  front  of  a  bounc- 
ing mass  of  black  leather  and  sweat. 
Soundgarden,  Alice  in  Chains  and  Citi- 
zen Dick  make  appearances  and 
Soundgarden  singer  Chris  Cornell  plays 
one  of  Cliff's  zoned-out  friends.  While 
the  music  is  a  great  backdrop  to  the  film 
and  makes  for  an  amazing  soundtrack, 
it  is  was  a  somewhat  conniving  decision 
to  use  the  much -publicized  Seattle  scene 
that  advertises  the  film. 

Debbie  plays  Couple  Number  Two- 
and-a-Half.  She  is  the  fi